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"nimruz" Discussed on Limitless Mindset

Limitless Mindset

03:22 min | 10 months ago

"nimruz" Discussed on Limitless Mindset

"Is doing something like taking a one to two minute cold shower so you take your showers like normal but for the first minute or two of your showers you do cold water and you shiver in the cold water and bursts. Your teeth while you're doing that so that you kind of have something to distract yourself too but you get. Yeah you get habituation of thermo genyk shock or you could do a ice water face dunks. Which is where you fill a large bowl with ice cold water. And then you stick your face in it for as long as you can While holding your breath or if you're really hardcore you can submerge yourself in an ice bath like wim hof does and your body will get better accustomed to cold stress although if you're going to do the ice bath thing than you really want to like. Educate yourself properly with that because there are some ways of doing that wrong next on mention reading and how you breathe has a lot to do with how you feel quote in cold dry weather x. Elation should always be done through the nostrils in order to replenish heat and moisture borrowed from the terminates on the way in and inhalation through the mouth as the warmth of the mouth will warm the air as it travels down into the lungs and the book. Very good book that. I do recommend repeatedly. The tau of longevity explains all of this in exhaustive detail quote in nineteen sixty six russia invited indian prime minister nimruz personal guru swami brahma cari to moscow to train soviet cosmonauts in deep breathing techniques as preparation for prolonged space travel. This fact alone reflects how seriously the russians take these matters. The swamy arrived in moscow in mid winter wearing nothing but a thin clinton gown while his hosts shivered on the tarmac in overcoats for hats and will in scarfs concerned about the swami's health. They immediately offered him an overcoat but he politely declined saying. I manufacture my own heat. Has i need. It and his secret was breath control and cellular respiration. That's a that's quite the anecdote isn't it. And so the book explains how cellular Cellular respiration generates body heat. And this is. I felt in the lower abdomen and that spreads slowly to the extremities and if you learn proper four stage breath control with momentary breath retentions. You can experience that for yourself and.

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"nimruz" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

08:33 min | 11 months ago

"nimruz" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Fascinated by Al Qaeda posing as journalists. We speak to his close friend who survived the attack. We all thought against to smoke, not against fire. Two fire was burning in Pakistan and the fire was there. Just we were getting the smoke and Afghanistan We'll talk to the White House press secretary at the time of 9 11 and hear about what might happen to migrants crossing the English Channel. First the world News. BBC News. I'm John Shea. Reports from northern Afghanistan said the Taliban have arrested more than a dozen protesters who held a rally despite a ban on demonstrations without permission. Hundreds had gathered in the city of Mazar e Sharif, with some shouting stop The killings, referring to the Taliban's offensive against their opponents in the Panshir Valley Yoga to Lamar has been speaking to women involved in the protests. The Taliban have been saying that right now because of security reasons, they're asking women except for those in the public health sector to not go to work, But the women I was speaking to were afraid that they would never be allowed to do so. And despite the risk they're facing, because every time they marched on the streets they're faced with Group of men. Sometimes they are number the protesters. The women have been beaten, they say, with whips with battles that emit electric shocks. You know one woman just to quote her, she said. I will keep going and going until they kill me because it's better to die once than to die Graduate. Italian police have carried out raids on opponents of coronavirus vaccinations, who they suspect could be planning violence of public protests. Eight people are under investigation following searches in Milan, Rome, Begum Oh and Venice. Here's Mark Lohan. During dawn raids in several cities across Italy. Police are said to have found various weapons, including swords, batons and pepper spray. Those under investigation are reported to have used a telegram chat group called the Warriors to coordinate violent acts during protests planned for this weekend against the Covid green Pass. Proof of vaccination, a negative test or recovery from the virus, which is now required for a range of venues, somewhere alleged to have used the APP to plot attacks on the health minister. Police in Germany have carried out searches at the federal finance and Justice Ministries as part part of an investigation into a government agency tasked with combating money laundering. Prosecutors say documents have been seized linked to the work of the financial intelligence unit. It's suspected of possible obstruction of justice. Hundreds of Palestinians have protested in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem in support of prisoners held in Israeli jails. Tom Bateman reports Since Monday's audacious escape, there's a mood of escalating tension in Israeli prisons. Inmates set cells on fire in two jails while clashes with security forces took place in another. Guards have been trying to separate and transfer hundreds of prisoners affiliated with Islamic Jihad, the militant group to which most of the escapees belong. The six are still on the run. Now the Palestinian prisoners club describes the situation in Israeli jails as very dangerous, telling the BBC heavily armed forces are carrying out what it calls collective punishment. World News from the BBC. It's the BBC on W N. Y C New Jersey governor Phil Murphy says he's working to get other parts of the state declared a major disaster area in the wake of last week's storm. Right now, six counties fall under that designation, But Murphy says he's looking to add more. Because it allows individual homeowners to access federal assistance to begin rebuilding and let me just say this. If you're not in those six counties, we are not done. Our work is not done residence in the six covered counties Somerset, Passaic, Middlesex 100 in Gloucester and Bergen can apply for financial help at the federal level. That's disaster assistance dot gov. Murphy says. Those living in county is not covered under the declaration can log on to their damages on NJ dot Gove slash ida. He says that will help the state make the case to the federal government to cover more counties. And expedite federal aid if it becomes available. New report says the New York City Board of Elections is one of the worst run in America W N. Y. C is Bridget Bergen reports. In a year long investigation. The Brennan Center for Justice examined how the city's Board of elections functions as compared to 15 other large election jurisdictions across the country. The findings weren't good. She suddenly is one of the report's authors, New York City's Election administration. Measures up even worse than we expected. In certain basic ways a glaring issue the boards 10 commissioners, one Democrat and one Republican from each borough picked by the county party leaders. Other large jurisdictions tend to have just 3 to 5 members, and the report recommends reducing the city's board to improve how it administers local elections. Swearing in this morning for New York's new lieutenant governor, state Senator Brian Benjamin, will officially take the oath of office in Manhattan. Your forecast now 71 reining in the city of 50 50 chance of more rain Today cloudy and a high of 74. Hello. I'm Razia Iqbal. Welcome to news are from the BBC World Service. It comes to live from our studios in central London. We start today. Once more with Afghanistan under Taliban rule, dissonance is probably the best word to describe the drama unfolding in the country, the chasm between words and deeds. And the space in which fear and courage reside. The Taliban have banned any protests after the last few days of women in particular, demonstrating against a government devoid of them. Nevertheless, women in much smaller numbers. In some cases, no more than 20 have continued to protest and this despite brutality against them, and journalists covering the story many are circulating. On social media video footage of two journalists who carry shocking red welts on their body from beatings by the Taliban. We'll hear from the woman who was commissioner for women's affairs at the Independent Human Rights Commission shortly she has had to flee the country. We'll also hear a historical perspective. Afghanistan was very much the focus of the world 20 years ago. What has become known as the curtain raiser to the cataclysmic event of 9 11 happened on this day in 2000 and one the assassination of the legendary guerilla commander Ahmed Shah Massoud. Speak to the man who survived that attack Massoud Khalili, friend and confidant to the man known as the Lion of Panjshir. Let's first try and establish what's been happening today. In Afghanistan, the Internet and phone lines have been disrupted. People are frightened to speak openly. Let's speak to our correspondent. You, Geeta! My, You get a first of all there have been protests around the country today. Haven't there That's right. There have been protests not just in Kabul but in provinces in different parts of the country, notably in Nimruz in western Afghanistan as well. And I've been speaking to women who have been at those protests, and this is in the first time they are on the streets. At least one woman who had been speaking to today was the third time that she was out protesting against a government without women in it, and the main fear off these women is that they will not be able to return to the jobs that they used to do before the 15th of August. The Taliban have been saying that because of the security situation, they don't want women except for those who work in the public health sector to return to work in the 19 nineties. Security was one of the reasons the group gave for preventing women from working. And the women have been speaking to now fear that this time will be no different. And so they feel that despite the risks, some of them one of the women I spoke to said she fought with her family to be at Protest. They were telling her Don't go..

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"nimruz" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

07:28 min | 1 year ago

"nimruz" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Exodus strategy as hope evacuation by air runs out in afghanistan reporter at the country's border with pakistan says the number of people trying to make the crossing has quadrupled in recent days unclear and present danger. A group called isis k. claimed responsibility for yesterday's deadly bombings in kabul and while the isis. Offshoot isn't familiar to most of us. Our guest warned of an attack like this months ago unprotected. A us supreme court decision ends of federal moratorium on fictions leaving millions of americans including our guest wondering how long they have until they're out on the street. The winds always blowing. Easterly direction. The vegemite factory in melbourne australia has been given official heritage status and with it the smell of the distinctive spread as well in the skies disguised as guides researchers discovered that some adult female hummingbirds have a new strategy to avoid being chased and harassed. They've adopted the bright feathers of their male counterparts and fragrant disregard for safety and ontario teenager moved quickly to courageously rescue a skunk with a cup stock on its head and a few days later. She didn't waste a second rescuing a second as it happens. The friday edition radio that saves a little sprayer for you by now. The world is all too familiar. With the harrowing scenes of hamid karzai international airport in kabul thousands of afghans desperately awaiting evacuation to canada the us europe and elsewhere as their chances boarding a plane grow slimmer but while the world has had its eye on the airport. Tens of thousands of afghans have been making for the country's border with pakistan despite the fact that pakistan has said it will not accept new refugees site. Ali shah is a journalist with quite voice and a former bureau chief for pakistan's dawn news. He's reporting from the busy spin boldak chaman border crossing into pakistan and we reached him today. Saying can you begin by painting a picture for us of what's been happening at the spin. Boldak yemen border. Crossing this week yes actually a comparatively when you look at the past the number of afghanistan's entering into pakistan That has increased almost three to four times and apart from this the volume of trade. It has also increased and apart from this really. It comes to kabul-herat in other afghan cities what i observed So many people. They're also coming from these major atlan cities and they are also a crossing a box of on borders chairman and it just gives us some insight into who these people are. Why are they going to the border right now. In such big numbers Didn't see it types of people first of all One tribe is living on both sides of the border one party living in afghanistan. One party's living in pakistan as we did a moment of these people and from this trade volume it has increased formal and informal trade between the two countries. It has increased in recent This one type of people. A second group is the people are From southwestern afghanistan including kandahar zabul nimruz farah and helmand provinces. Now peace has returned to all of these Former treble vinci's afghanistan deer also coming to quetta pakistan the southwestern city for medical treatment as the number his also increased because the health sector paints a very bleak picture in southwestern afghanistan rather in the entire afghanistan and the third that is because of unfolding events in afghanistan. There are people. They are also coming from northern afghanistan. Central up understand if she has eric community. We'd has been deputy targeted in afghanistan kabul and similarly it has also been targeted in quite a an apart from this The people are also coming from The northern areas of afghanistan. I tried to speak to these people but they prefer not to comment on the situation inside afghanistan. it's interesting though. And i think would come as something of a surprise to a lot of canadian listeners. To hear that trade has increased that at least some parts of southern afghanistan seem actually more peaceful now since the taliban have been able to take over. Are you saying that that that has enabled and allowed more people to travel than than people who couldn't travel a cup before you're absolutely right. I mean When we see drastic change earlier this southwestern afghanistan it was very troubled region. I mean there. Fierce clashes between the former government's forces and taliban it was order of the day in kandahar. Helmand farrar numerals and other troubled provinces were now taliban has taken control. There is complete calm now so that is the reason you know. Afghanistan is famous for fruits like poem news grapes and other proofs today also being exported from the southwestern afghanistan into pakistan. So that what. I saw the trucks loaded with the retables dry fruits and fresh fruits so that is also one of the reasons and now earlier the finest towns in northern central afghanistan. They were peaceful compared to as compared to The southwestern afghanistan now the southwestern of any sign is mode peaceful The northern central stan. So we have those three groups the border communities that are taking advantage of a more peaceful time to to travel again people as you say seeking medical help but then as you mentioned these people from kabul and northern parts of the country that are fleeing at a fear from the taliban is well how many of the people that you saw at the border this week. How many are in that last group that are that are running from the taliban that are concerned about what's happening With the the taliban takeover i mean officials are the border. Totti's this head for holiday. They are coming. Wow so it can be in hundreds and thousands We we don't have the exact number because pakistan has not given refugee status to the afghanistan's entering into pakistan the united nations high commissioner for fugees. The who also announced that they would provide all possible assistance to pakistan government it decides to formally host the fugees. Now these these are coming is that pakistan is already hosting more than three million afghan nationals for last more than four decades since the us has arza agresson in finest stan swimming eh generation of advance. It has grown up here. In pakistan to these fugees there have good relations with the fugees who had come Four kids go three decades ago first of all trying to live with their relatives if someone has not to then they are trying to to karachi pakistan's largest city in terms of population. And.

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"nimruz" Discussed on Jocko Podcast

Jocko Podcast

08:48 min | 1 year ago

"nimruz" Discussed on Jocko Podcast

"I would put those guys in positions all the time and they would every single group every single platoon every single troop every single tasking. It they get a boom blue. And i'd sit down and say i want this to happen here so you realize how it happened so it doesn't happen overseas like it did to me. So that's the best thing you do is take those lessons learned in and spread the word so it doesn't happen again. I can tell you that there's still there's still guys on that. Oda there's there's all three of the guys that we lost still boy. Must sibling the chain of command from that. And that's okay my take responsibility fully accept it and I understand where they're coming from and that's just that's Hopefully it has made me a better leader right as a result I mean what else am i gonna do right except acknowledge it and You know move forward because my responsibilities in leading didn't end as a result of that. Yeah yeah i mean even to those those guys were lost and god rest their but at least they're the lessons that were learned from that horrible is they may be at least. There's you know as you said no operation that you oversaw after that ever had another incident so their sacrifice save lives and i know that Horrible in one way. But it's the truth it's also the truth. It's also truce in Yeah i didn't never had another one blue incident In the battalion commander siege soda. Fake commander as a general officer level commander afghanistan and combat never ever had another one and You know we attribute that to of course the experience of the guys as we go through But most importantly You know leadership and learning. They're indispensable right. And so you got to move forward. And that's what we did. So so you guys roll into canada har- and it's pretty much. No factor like. What was the resistance. Level role in indicate hark the resistance level minimal. We got ambushed going in And you know we took care that we kept going. We get to The mall omar's compound and it is There are vehicles everywhere covered with mud. Because that's what they did to try and hide from our aerial observations. They covered their vehicles with mud predator. Right so we we. We sit and that was a way for us to identify if they were if they were bad guys. Good guys because the bad guys were covering cars but here it is again i looked at. I looked at colonel fox. And i said hey sir look the parking lot full of bad guys and now they're on our side right and he goes. I don't get this And then we went to the jail and we brought john. Muhammad and john muhammad was very very close friend karzai and he had been imprisoned by the taliban tortured for very very long time and he became the governor of irs gone and he got up there and he met with karzai. And and this is a guy that i developed very good friendship with over the years No matter what job. I had going back into afghanistan in his mind. I was the commander of all special forces. Just what's not. And i would tell my. Don't hey listen on history. The tank commander here. I just got these guys he goes. Oh no no no. You are the commander of all special forces and he would tell people that and it would get in the news right and and i'd get a phone call and i didn't tell him right and so this is like a commendable special. Well he was he was a wild man. Always had been awhile man. If there's one guy that you want impo province was you know. I mean it was fully taliban was full allocate and we needed a guy like that to go up there and you know clean house but the way he was cleaning house in the way that you know it was acceptable and the international community was two different things and so we had to keep a very close eye on that but nonetheless he gets there and he goes all right. I'm gonna need furniture. So he starts going in the rooms and he sets. I want that i want that. I want that. And he goes into mullah. Omar's office and i wasn't with him but one of the guys was in there and he comes over to me and he goes. Sir you gotta get over. Here he goes the guy that we just let out of jail. He's going to the bathroom. On top of mulu omar's and i go and i go in there and he left a mess on top of that desk and that was his what he felt he needed to do and then he told karzai on my way to or is gonna province when i get the taryn cow alleged. Go i'll let you know and we'll start clear on that place out and You know. Karzai put governors and or has been province bull province for our province nimruz province helmand province. Hellman was the one that we got the largest number of taliban al qaeda and operational russian equipment out of and we had to negotiate that right. We had negotiate that with the taliban leader. There that you know he wouldn't you know he'd be free to go off. Whatever you wanted to do in cars. I said i don't care and sharks i was the Governor of kandahar now the governor of kandahar is the senior governor in the south that. Just how works. We'll do a lot of power even though you have governors and all the other provinces so he pretty much laid down the law and you know organized things and slow but surely started seeing security in southern afghanistan. Just you know shape up and then and how long did you stay in afghanistan for for that first rotation From november to march in then the left in march of two thousand two right had the governor's been put in yet. Oh yeah they were all number. Yeah so at that point. There's a pretty good looks. It's looking pretty good at this point. It looks real good. It looks real good. They're doing at the afghan way And and the airfield in canada hara was something that we wanted to secure So that we could use it to bring in and bring out. You know supplies and stuff like that. So general mattis one-star general at the time the marines gut that mission and so Their operational area was was really confined to kantar airfield. And then we had the cg soda north up. And who's becca stan. And then then. Commodore harwood came in to do seem to sort of south candle. Har- any work side by side with With general mattis and a we were in candle har- and our soul advise and assist responsibilities. Senate around sherzai at this time. Because karzai had gone up to take to be the interim prime minister up in kabul and so everything that we did we did through within by Karzai are sherzai in coordination with siege sort of north..

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"nimruz" Discussed on POLITICO Dispatch

POLITICO Dispatch

07:26 min | 1 year ago

"nimruz" Discussed on POLITICO Dispatch

"Alex. We are less than a month away from the date when president biden said all. Us troops would be withdrawn from afghanistan at this point. The taliban has essentially completed a sweep of the country kabul. The capital has fallen. How did we get to where we are today. What we have to go back even before the by the administration right so you have president. Donald trump make a deal with the taliban in which he said the. Us wants to leave. I'll be meeting personally with taliban leaders in the not too distant future and will be very much hoping that they will be doing what they say they're going to be doing. It will be killing terrorists and we will leave by. May i if all conditions are met we've had tremendous success in afghanistan and the killing of terrorists. But it's time after all these years to go and to bring people back home. Want to bring people back home and again it's been. The plan has long been in together out together then. President biden came into office and he said a few months later after he entered the white house he said i want out under no conditions us troops as well as forces deployed our nato allies and operational partners will be out of ghanistan before we mark the twentieth anniversary of that heinous attack on september eleventh. Basically meaning that didn't really matter what the taliban was doing. The us was going to leave any pick september eleventh as a withdrawal date. The taliban took advantage of that moment and they encircled tons of urban areas and position fighters elsewhere and it looked like they were ready for whatever they they were going to launch it in all out assault Around the country. The afghan army is quickly losing ground throughout the country to the taliban now to bolster its flagging military. The government is arming militias to help in the fight and by the way it should be said. This was the expectation the expectation was that if the us left afghanistan and foreign troops also left that the taliban would do a takeover right. This isn't the surprising part. The surprising part is the speed. And that's what's caught everyone off guard. They started by taking a parental capital zaranj. Just over a week ago right. The taliban have captured the capital of afghanistan's nimruz province as they step up their across the country earlier in the day gunman shot and killed the head of the afghan government's media and inflammation and really taken almost every provincial capital since With kabul really the last main wanting to fall the situation on the ground in kabul rapidly deteriorates. Us forces there are rushing to evacuate all personnel from the embassy or images online. Coming out right now inside kabul the presidential palace overrun by the taliban as you noted. Us officials have confirmed to fox news that afghan president ashraf ghani fled the country. So at this point you've basically seen a complete collapse of the afghan military of afghan authority in just over a week or so. The blistering taliban gains have reportedly taken some us officials by surprise but many this week including president biden have kept the focus on the afghan governments. Need to defend itself. Gotta fight for themselves simply stunned everyone in the us and around the world and it is arguably already one of the most successful guerrilla urged campaigns in history. I mean think about it. You have a militant group that in a matter of days not only looks like it's going to depose a government but a government backed by a major foreign power. It's quite stunning. How was the taliban able to do this so quickly and like how were. Us officials caught by such surprise. Can blame be placed anywhere here. This is a pretty big question here. And it's and that we should be honest. It's unclear the the current signs. Are this though one. Is everyone missed. Just how strong. The taliban were and how organized they were and how perhaps how much of the country didn't really wanna fight for a quote unquote afghan state To afghan military that had been trained by the us at the tune of billions of dollars and lives. Lost and over. twenty years. just wasn't up to the task and simply did not want to fight tooth and nail for their country in multiple areas and didn't really have the support that they needed when when they were propped up by nato forces for years. And that's not to say that there aren't valiente fighters in the afghan military and people who are fighting for their homeland but it just is not at the large enough scale to to stop them and the other is it. Looks like shrewd planning by the taliban where they made political deals at perhap- it looks like had been talking to important members of afghan society for a while had a strong military campaign planned out and i think four th you have to consider a lack of implementation and planning by the by the administration they decided to do the withdrawal in the middle of the fighting season. Right as opposed to win. It's incredibly harsh conditions in afghanistan and fighting usually winds down the withdrawal during this time. Made it possible. There was a vacuum that the taliban could feel when they would be fighting anyway and when they usually rack up the most casualties and do the most violent. So you know. The the failure in afghanistan has has many parents. But what's led to this past. Week seems to be sort of a combination of those four things but it will take a lot of time to really dissect what we're witnessing does. This situation changed the calculation for the biden administration at all here. It really doesn't look like it. I mean president biden has doubled down even with a statement on saturday. Saying you know even one more year or five more years wouldn't have changed the situation on the ground you know. He's does not wanna pass on american involvement in afghanistan's war to another president. He's the fourth one to handle it so it doesn't look like there's going to be a change in position as as in you know the us military's going to go back into the war and find out the taliban. It's a bit too late for that. Anyway thinking back to how the us entered afghanistan at the start of this war twenty years ago and how part of the goal of what the us was doing there was to keep the taliban at bay and how now two decades later. The taliban has taken over the capital city in emergency evacuation of of the us embassy of us officials. There was forced by this situation. I mean i can't help but think of all of the people who are asking what has been the point of any of this. How are you making.

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"nimruz" Discussed on POLITICO Dispatch

POLITICO Dispatch

02:00 min | 1 year ago

"nimruz" Discussed on POLITICO Dispatch

"Afghan army is quickly losing ground throughout the country to the taliban now to bolster its flagging military. The government is arming militias to help in the fight and by the way it should be said. This was the expectation the expectation was that if the us left afghanistan and foreign troops also left that the taliban would do a takeover right. This isn't the surprising part. The surprising part is the speed. And that's what's caught everyone off guard. They started by taking a parental capital zaranj. Just over a week ago right. The taliban have captured the capital of afghanistan's nimruz province as they step up their across the country earlier in the day gunman shot and killed the head of the afghan government's media and inflammation and really taken almost every provincial capital since With kabul really the last main wanting to fall the situation on the ground in kabul rapidly deteriorates. Us forces there are rushing to evacuate all personnel from the embassy or images online. Coming out right now inside kabul the presidential palace overrun by the taliban as you noted. Us officials have confirmed to fox news that afghan president ashraf ghani fled the country. So at this point you've basically seen a complete collapse of the afghan military of afghan authority in just over a week or so. The blistering taliban gains have reportedly taken some us officials by surprise but many this week including president biden have kept the focus on the afghan governments. Need to defend itself. Gotta fight for themselves simply stunned everyone in the us and around the world and it is arguably already one of the most successful guerrilla urged campaigns in history. I mean think about it. You have a militant group that in a matter of days not only looks like it's going to depose a government but a government backed by a major foreign power. It's quite

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Afghanistan: The Taliban Has Gained Ground at Surprising Speed

POLITICO Dispatch

02:00 min | 1 year ago

Afghanistan: The Taliban Has Gained Ground at Surprising Speed

"Afghan army is quickly losing ground throughout the country to the taliban now to bolster its flagging military. The government is arming militias to help in the fight and by the way it should be said. This was the expectation the expectation was that if the us left afghanistan and foreign troops also left that the taliban would do a takeover right. This isn't the surprising part. The surprising part is the speed. And that's what's caught everyone off guard. They started by taking a parental capital zaranj. Just over a week ago right. The taliban have captured the capital of afghanistan's nimruz province as they step up their across the country earlier in the day gunman shot and killed the head of the afghan government's media and inflammation and really taken almost every provincial capital since With kabul really the last main wanting to fall the situation on the ground in kabul rapidly deteriorates. Us forces there are rushing to evacuate all personnel from the embassy or images online. Coming out right now inside kabul the presidential palace overrun by the taliban as you noted. Us officials have confirmed to fox news that afghan president ashraf ghani fled the country. So at this point you've basically seen a complete collapse of the afghan military of afghan authority in just over a week or so. The blistering taliban gains have reportedly taken some us officials by surprise but many this week including president biden have kept the focus on the afghan governments. Need to defend itself. Gotta fight for themselves simply stunned everyone in the us and around the world and it is arguably already one of the most successful guerrilla urged campaigns in history. I mean think about it. You have a militant group that in a matter of days not only looks like it's going to depose a government but a government backed by a major foreign power. It's quite

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"nimruz" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

09:02 min | 1 year ago

"nimruz" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Tom Bowman has covered the war for all of those 20 years. Hey, Tom. Hey, Mary Louise, give me some context on where this leaves US operations. The latest is all U. S troops out by August 31st, and until then. What the Centcom commander in Florida takes over the mission. That's right. Mary Louise for the first time now a general based outside the country, General Frank McKenzie will have the authority to mount airstrikes against Al Qaeda in Islamic state targets in Afghanistan, and it's possible that could also be airstrikes in support of the Afghan military fighting the Taliban. There were some back in May but overall Mary Louise. The Americans want the Afghan air force to handle that job now. Well, Tom Bowman stay with us because next I want to bring in some reaction to this news today to General Miller's departure from an Afghan general, this is Sammy Sadat, commanding general of the Afghan army. Now I first spoke to him a few months ago and back then this was April He was optimistic. He told me even as U. S forces pulled out that Afghan forces would not collapse. That was April and in the weeks since then, some Afghan forces have in fact surrendered. The Taliban has seized a third, maybe more of the country's 400 provincial districts. So today we call General Sadat back to get an update on how he sees the fight. General Sadat. It's good to speak to you again. Where exactly have we caught you today? Thank you, Mary Louise, Um in Nimruz province in southwestern Afghanistan, just a couple of kilometres off the Iranian borders. And was the West and towards the south of where I am is 100 and 50 kilometers Pakistani border, So this is not the best place to be right now. I'm looking at a map. So you're a little bit west of where we spoke to you last time, which was Helmand province. Is that correct? That's correct. Still a very dangerous part of a very dangerous country. Uh, what is the update? What is the security situation where you are in numerous province. We have had some clashes between the Afghan forces and the Taliban. And unfortunately we have open border with Pakistan, an open border with Iran. So there is this wave of Taliban moving in. From Pakistan on Nimroz province. And then there is the Iranian facilitators who are getting material support and direction from Iran to attack the Afghan forces. And they have been very active, equipping and preparing and trying to overrun some district centers. We did lose one district center in Nimroz. And that's why I'm here to take it back. We're preparing a couple of operations to clear some of the pockets in the villages where the Taliban have managed to place themselves. And then my mission will be completed from here. Just to make sure I'm hearing you correctly. You're saying there are Taliban fighters crossing the border from Pakistan into Afghanistan, and that's part of who your forces are fighting now. That's correct. So my core is located in southwestern Afghanistan, where I have around 300 kilometer border with Pakistan, and then 330 kilometer with Iran. So literally we are in the middle of two countries Proxy war than we're fighting from Pakistan. The Taliban cross armed With a lot of IEDs and landmines and vehicles and other means. There's a number of Al Qaeda fighters coming into Afghanistan recently. I've never seen so much Al Qaeda fighters in my area of responsibility. There's been this resurgence of Al Qaeda battle groups coming back to life creating like Ready communication centers, creating, um, facilitation nodes to support some of the Taliban fighters. And I think what they're trying to do is to recruit more like panjabi an extremist elements from Pakistan and then facilitate them into the Taliban ranks. So this is very active. Fighting your your forces are are engaged every day. Oh, yeah. So two nights ago where I am right now 1000 Taliban from Farah Province from across In western Afghanistan made a push on one of our brigade headquarters. The battle was very intense. In the first few minutes, they conducted three vehicle born idea attacks on our soldiers. Unfortunately, I have had Casualties and injuries on my side. Of course, they have failed in many of them got killed. But this is the fight of today you would see massing of Taliban into 1000 in southwestern Afghanistan and then Making a run for some of our forces. Why are some Afghan forces surrendering to the Taliban? And sometimes without a fight? I think Mary Louise there is a sense of abandonment amongst the Afghans from when the U. S left, feel abandoned and left alone. The other reason is the massive propaganda conducted by the Taliban is playing into their their air. The third reason is really logistical support. Afghanistan is a very large country, The territory is very big. Conducting ground operations to resupply some of your areas. The terrain is very bad In my assessment. There's three things have been like the main reason why some of the forces couldn't hold their ground. But this is not in a scale that would worry. Some of the strategic locations of Afghanistan's were Afghan forces are still holding, Are they? I mean, I give am seeing reports that the Taliban has seized a third of the country's provincial districts. I think the district centers have been seized, but a lot of the strategic assets like the hydropower dams Urban areas. The economic centers is still with the Afghan forces. There was worry does the Taliban. Not now have they not made huge gains along the borders, including their border with Iran, close to where you are not in my area of responsibility, but they have made some gains in Farah and Herat province and that was quickly re taken. By some of the local leaders, you know, accompanying the security forces in Ferrara. We still have a large area fire border with Iran controlled by the Taliban, but they're seeing people moving in to take that back. I want to follow on something you said, Which is you think one factor here is Afghan forces feeling abandoned? You and I are speaking on a day where we saw General Miller, the top U. S general in Afghanistan stepped down. Uh, the U. S. Is now saying all U. S forces will be out by August 31st. How does it feel to you? Do you feel like you're on your own In this fight? Now I kind of do And I've kind of felt that when the Taliban and US agreement came to fruition and the limitation of the airstrikes and, uh I will miss them, You know, And I said this in my last interview as well. I have some of my best friends and some of my best battle comrades. But I understand they have their own country. I have my own country. They have other things to do in the world. And I I need to be responsible for what we're doing here. Despite your efforts if things get worse instead of better if the worst comes to pass and your government falls What responsibility. Do you think the US bears? Well, I don't think for a second that our government will fall and I, of course you know things or at stake and they're dangerous and I think we have lost part of our country and some of our districts. We want to fight back from our cities. We want to remobilize in our cities and go back and attack. And if you lose part because you'll have seen the reports of U. S intelligence estimates, saying Kabul could fall in as soon as six months after US forces are fully out. I disagree with that assessment. I believe Kabul will become much more stronger in the next few months. The central government is link with the communities and people will grow stronger. There is a possibility that some of our cities my may fall into the hands of the Taliban, but we want to continue fighting. You know if if a city fault we will attack from another city. If this trick falls, we will attack from the cities. We will never give up. You know we will continue to fight and I think it's only time that we will convince the rest of the world that we could win this fight and we should win this fight that is commanding general of the Afghan army. Sammy Sadat, speaking to us from the front lines there in southwestern Afghanistan, General Sadat Thanks for being with us again. Thank you. Mary Louise and NPR's Tom Bowman is still here was listening along to the General and Tom. I wonder what you make of General Sadat's comments on the state.

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"nimruz" Discussed on Entre Dos Podcast

Entre Dos Podcast

04:41 min | 2 years ago

"nimruz" Discussed on Entre Dos Podcast

"NFL. A podcast about waiting bombing. Length. In the past few weeks. The topic of school reopenings have reached a fever pitch with good reason as we pay close attention to discussion surrounding PP, social, distancing hybrid and virtual models. One thing that we are not hearing about much our efforts to ensure continuity in the many dual language programs across the nation. This is why we spoke with raw samples. One of the organizers of safe do a language in Naperville Illinois. The campaign is advocating for the dual language program to meet the language and cultural needs of its dual language students whether it be from a distance or in person a few days. After we recorded our interview with Rosa, she sent us an update it worked the NAPERVILLE school district will offer specialized programs like do a language for all students, congratulations to the organizers and most of all to the NAPERVILLE student body. Now here's Rosa. My Nimruz accomplice in I am an immigrant I am originally from Mexico I came here when I was fifteen when my family I was very fortunate to to go to college I became a teacher I am bilingual teacher I haven't endorsement in ESL and bilingual. I live in Naperville we moved here because of their amazing dual language program. And I think right now it's something that is very very concerning to us because we specifically moved here because of the school district, which is amazing tap in the country. And and they have a school..

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"nimruz" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com

PodcastDetroit.com

13:22 min | 3 years ago

"nimruz" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com

"I feel like just the secrets. Are we safe or should we worry casino after he's done all you're. GonNa get away with the funeral unrepaired. Hold my second pigs. Sarah Cook them like a pig feed. Everything that's the the other one I was thinking. Oh Funeral pyre Briere yeah. That's you know and burner person. You're going to see not in my backyard. We burnt you all the time in my backyard in my yard. I don't care that's her there. We go. Are you trying to keep us on track amy. We didn't finish this last week. Yes okay so what that what the Hell is the topic. We are continuing last week's because we didn't get to all of the over limit. I have three left that we're all you apparently right now. One of I know didn't necessarily agree to be the one that was going to talk about it but I'm going to be the one to sorry stuff. You don't have the choice. You were talking about it when you're you're. You're the one who made me put it on the outline so now you have to talk about it. Ah Now I was after a bottle of wine. No I'm going to say it. I don't even remember like I have no idea the main ruse. Nimruz yeah okay so I said it right. Yes us all right so you know what we were saving for last but since we already set at once you start I mean I can give me a second here. We go. Amy Scott are written out for Larry. Thing is the first thing on my google search was Nin Rouge. The last time was when we were researching this three weeks ago Gee. Do we get together and drink. Oh no not us so the name rouge. It's French for so red dwarf. Yes check out the the the red hi Dr Dog. That gets excited in the street. It's a legendary creature to Detroit so so it's like it's our creature. We have created it. Throw time and it's appearances Sud to bring misfortune like if you see the Nain Rouge then that things are going to happen mall. I mean we literally come on. Let's disclaimer you check that out. Burn city down once a year that had devil's night hasn't been in a while. Thank God now which which is Kinda sorry understanding because I feel like every almost ever since the crow came out like that yeah but I think it was a what was his name. Cadillac was actually the first one Cadillac on the thing that is the first encounter so we actually had the guy who wrote the book literally wrote the book about the Nain Rouge on our show and he was a fascinating dude. He's here in the areas if you guys want interview him. He's really good at that to a future episode especially come March. I wish I would've known for tonight. Although does your bed that happens down here every year. Oh Yeah yes. I bet several times yeah we had a huge part of it for demons brooms room. Yeah it's fun. I've been yeah we've been to it yeah. It's a whole thing it started off in the early French settlements of Detroit so I mean it. It has a long long history being in the city and they talk about in the French tongue. It's Luton. Maybe I don't know how to pronounce that. Let me see the paper. Elliott leading off her. Oh Ten okay which is the type hype Pop Goblin along with the American legends of an impish offspring of the stone God so there's a lot of different elements of settlers and natives lives that have brought this to be in this area. I almost feel like it's kind of like a collective like Tall Tale. I absolutely love. There's a lot of origin stories yeah so correct me if I'm wrong but from what I found is Detroit's founder and I can't pronounce his first name's column. Mr Cadillac say that it's what Miss Year because he was so he encountered honored a demon like creature that called itself the Non Rouge and cursed the entire city. He was blaming if they had a downfall in the economy at the time I he'd blamed Non Rouge for that and so he got together and it became obsessed became like a thing of chasing it out of Detroit. If you can get it out of the city then you wouldn't have to worry about misfortune and nowadays like okay so it has these routes in these really great tales but if you look at it now oh it's just a reason for people to get really fucking drunk and started early to it starts at like eleven in the morning nine we we all know for though it goes like from where including me yeah and it goes from. Lake Motor City Brew Works in that parades down to well if you know if you're familiar with to try it breaks down to the Masonic Temple and that's where it ends and then the big party which for what it's worth is right there yeah a big chunk of the event next year because I was I was talking with the events coordinator here they're gonna be blocking off the streets here next year and a lot of the event. It's going to be happening right. There now doesn't happen like the third week in March. Actually I think the first weekend it's real early in March on and actually they did a whole thing here last year earlier this year sorry so I would like to encourage over all of our listeners come down for that parade and we'll put out the detail because is besides Mr Cadillac gleaming his misfortune. I'm sorry Miss Cher Monsieur you you. There's also been reports March twenty second twenty twenty sorry. I want March march guys doing it. It was also reported that he was seen during the eighteen o fire or eighteen or eighteen o five fire ear yes and which I'll almost burnt down this entire city. It was also part of the nineteen sixty eight right at stories stories which I don't WanNa get into the riot stories but okay that had nothing to do with right hand up here it. It had nothing hey let's play something else except for you know so speaking about little red devil dwarfs. We're GONNA move onto the next one. Which is Hell Michigan. Have you guys done. I think you're divorced. I've been to hell having issues not having a Bell Michigan's not what it used to be. Everything is shutdown right now. You can't even go oh canoeing down the river like I mean there's like three buildings and home Michigan or all three years. I have never judged a location by. Can I go canoeing well. There's three buildings in there's there's Mishra Saloon and room store. Why actually it's because of overeen corporation? They make leather leather over in the accident. I they can't get out your down. Bob Back to reality at Leather Company and one of their by products is now on the EPA list so they just let out in the rivers and has completely contaminated contaminated the entire Detroit area now that allow ever see white foam on the rivers. They don't go near it. What is the Dow Foam if my son Li- li- chemicals what floats on the water well according getting getting the Hans Christian Andersen Little Mermaid. It's actually her dead body so we're going to Ask a festival that Hell Michigan puts on. It's the isn't it health out. They had the hand the hers father. Her moved it this this year it was not. Why did they move because hell no because they outgrew it. They said you couldn't that's what there is no room in hell so they had it and another place yes why should have though so they had and I'd have to look it up. I can't remember off the top of my head but they they moved into another the city but it was like an hour away from us. That's why we didn't go this year. 'CAUSE I wanted to go buy. It got so packed. It was so many people that's why they moved. It was actually scheduled to move before any of this happened because they said and the thing that says we outgrew how running stick where you could pay to be the mayor of hell so you can buy. Here's a guy that bought hal and he renamed it gay. Oh Yeah so really bought it for a certain amount of time before any of this. This has happened. There is a grim dirk legend that took place and grams are cluj end dirk legend. Okay I Japan okay so legend has it that a jury old preacher would lure kids into the woods near what is this is why you were sorry all right so elk township so he near there and what he would do is he would slaughter them one by one and throw them into the Cedar Creek well then the finally he got caught by the parents and they hanged him as yes right. The kitchen stayed off of his lawn but he was saying his ass by demons. Were all right before he was hung he did. He did clean that. It was a demon possessed Kajima so so hells bridge is very old and creaky and everything else is a little footbridge if you've ever been there and then the river runs underneath it I duNNo. I thought it was quite myself but they're saying they added. If you're brave enough to cross at night you can hear voices in the screams screams children so and then somebody saying that there is a black figure with glowing eyes at walks across it so this is at in the evening the problem with going out out there in the evening as there's nothing they're they're. It's literally in the middle of a plaque. Does the best places yeah yeah well. That's why we write our motorcycles out there. It's a beautiful to say with all the rain that we've been getting it. It may be the bridge may be underwater because is it doesn't take much to flush bridge under troubled waters your out out now uh-huh that they get a hell of a flood there but wow that was sheltering sorry my own bell. Somebody aswering my won't be the first time anyway right so the land lead. Gen is one that is dear and near Tema heart dear yes. It is on days but you're not alone season different here so I i. I used to do this in high school. I grew up learning this legend and we used to try to debunk it all the time. It's old Denton road. Have you guys heard of the old Ditton road. Is that an Eagle Song. You really with reference just say now old. Denton road is is I believe in Belleville. It's right on the border airport. No it's wrong or right. Yes yes so it's it's on the border of a couple of cities cities but I'm pretty sure technically it's in Belleville so me growing up in high school. The legend was is that a man man killed his wife and the child and threw them off this bridge that was on Debt Road and if you put your car if it was dark and you put your car in neutral coasted over the bridge you would see a blue figure and hear the baby crying and the blue figure was is the mother looking for her child so we did this multiple times after high school. When was this murder it happened. I'll get to that. This is what I looking at..

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"nimruz" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

05:50 min | 3 years ago

"nimruz" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"This is democracy. Now democracy now dot org. I made me Goodman as we continue to look at the crisis in Venezuela. We return to my conversation with ward winning investigative journalist Allen, Aaron I asked him to talk more about Elliot Abrams, the new US special on void. Venezuela. Brooms was the key man in Reagan administration policy toward Central America. When that administration was abetting what a court recently ruled was a genocide in water Malla when the US was backing the army of El Salvador in a series of death-squad, assassinations and massacres, and when the US was invading Nicaragua with a contra force that went after what a one US general described as soft targets meaning civilians things like cooperatives. Abrams later came back during the George W Bush administration joined the national Security Council and was a key man in implementing the US policy of backing Israeli attacks against Gaza. When the US refused to accept the results of the Gaza elections where HAMAs defeated Fatah in vote. And instead and company backed a war opperations to overturn the results of the election. Backing the forces of Mohammed lawn. Some commentators said well Abrams is not a Trump guy. He represents traditional established US foreign policy, and that's true. The problem is that US policy has been to a genocide when the US fields it's necessary in the case of water Malla the. The Abrahams and the Reagan administration were approving the shipment of weapons money intelligence and the provision of political cover to the army of Wata Malla as they were sweeping through the northwest. Mayan highlands, wei-ping out six hundred sixty two rural villages by the army's own count decapitating children. Crucifying people using the tactics that in in this era, we associate with ISIS in one particular case in one thousand nine hundred eighty five an activist who for the relatives of the disappeared Nimruz area with ROY was abducted by the army. She was raped her mutilated body was found alongside that of her baby. The baby's fingernails had been torn out the watermelon army when asked about this atrocity. He said, oh, they died in a traffic accident when Elliot Abrams was asked about this accident. He affirmed also that they died in a traffic accident. This activist raped and mutilated the baby with his fingernails pulled out Abram says it's a traffic accident. It's very parallel to the stance. Abrahams took on Panama when Noriega the CIA back. Dictator of Panama who was involved in the drug traffic who the US late later decided to overthrow when the forces of Noriega objected the Panamanian dissident, we'll go spa photo and cut off his head with a kitchen knife. Jesse Helms of all people tried to investigate in the US congress and Elliot Abrams stopped him saying, no, we need not Ega. He's doing a very good job. He's working with us in the case of El Salvador after the massacre in L Mazzotta, where US train battalion massacred more than five hundred civilians fled slitting the through its children along the way. Abrahams took the lead in denying that such thing head ever happened. And he later described the results of the Reagan administration policy his policy in L Salvador as a fabulous achievement. He said this even after the Salvador truth commission had issued a report saying that more than eighty five percent of the atrocities had been committed by the armed forces and its death squads desk quads which had a particular practice of cutting off the genitals of their victims, stuffing them in their mouths and putting them on open display on the roadsides of el-salvador when I appeared on the Charlie rose TV show with Elliot Abrams. I suggested that he'd be put on trial that he be brought before a Nuremberg style tribunal and tried for his role in facilitating war crimes and crimes against humanity. He dismissed. The idea of him being put on trial as ludicrous. But he did not actually deny any of the facts of what he has done what he had done. He said it was all necessary in the context of the Cold War. So this is Elliot Abrams who has now been put in in charge of key aspects of the US policy toward Venezuela Allen. Let's go to that clip. This was in March of nineteen ninety five when you Elliot Abrams were on PBS on the Charlie rose show. It begins with you. I mean, I think you have to be you have to apply uniform standards. President Bush went took once talked about putting Saddam Hussein on trial for crimes against humanity Nuremberg style tribunal I think that's a good idea..

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