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Toby Harnden Shares a Story From on the Ground in Afghanistan

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

04:24 min | 4 months ago

Toby Harnden Shares a Story From on the Ground in Afghanistan

"You mentioned this story, the prison uprising, Mike spann, a former marine CIA paramilitary. For those who know nothing, give us the story of that incredible event and what that man did. Yeah. It is incredible. And so November 25th, 2001. Two CIA officers walk into this fort called calla jangi, which means literally like fort of war outside mazar I Sharif. Now, backing up a little bit mazarin Sharif had fallen to northern alliance forces, aided by our allies. Our allies aided by the CIA green berets and air force combat controllers and the awesome might have U.S. air power overhead on November 10th. Now, less than a month earlier, Mike spann had been one of 8 CIA officers who landed in the Darius souf valley, aboard two Black Hawk helicopters that had flown in from Kashi Khan about K two, a former Soviet air base that Uzbekistan government had given over to the Americans for this post 9 11 mission. So October 17th, 2001, they land at dropped into the unknown. First Americans behind America. So we are barely barely a month out since 9 11. Yeah. First Americans behind them enemy lines. Now there had been a CIA team called jawbreaker that had landed in the pantry of Ali on September 26th, but that was, you know, relatively speaking safe territory controlled by the northern alliance. But this was enemy territory, Taliban controlled territory. So 8 of them, four of them were paramilitaries, one of those was Mike span. So when paramilitary is somebody who's been seconded, usually from the military and is working in the CIA using their skills for the CIA. Yeah, usually they actually in the CIA sometimes their contractors or people who've been seconded and on some of the other teams that were actually serving members of the Delta force and seals. But the four paramount trees on team alpha were serving CIOs special activities, division. Scott spellman, who was on the cover of the book, he was later became very senior, it was the senior CIA guy on the National Security Council during the Trump administration. He became station chief in Kabul, but then a young officer, but already battle hardened he had been wounded in the battle of Mogadishu in Somalia in 1993. It was a guy called Alex Hernandez, who was the deputy chief, who was a sergeant major, gone full career in special forces and then joined the agency and two case officers, JRC, who was the chief who'd worked with the CIA out of Islamabad in the 1980s against the Soviets for the supply and stinger missiles to the mujahideen and David Tyson who you mentioned at the beginning who was with Mike span on November 25th 2001. So they're in unfriendly territory. This is the Ford of war, walk us through that event. So David was a case officer based in Tashkent and spoke Uzbek almost fluently. And so he's the linguist and the main linguist on the team, although JR, seger also he spoke diary, which was the sort of lingua franca in Afghanistan. But on that day, the team split, there's a big fight, a hundred miles to the east. It expected in Kunduz so the bulk of American forces are there. But the night before 400 Al-Qaeda prisoners had arrived on the eastern edge of mazarin reef to surrender, and it was extremely murky why they were there. They should have been surrendering in Kunduz. And basically, I mean, what I was able to establish almost beyond doubt is that this was a Trojan horse operation. It was a deliberate trap. Yeah, it was a Taliban Al-Qaeda operation to put pretend that for these 400 fighters had surrendered, but in fact they were made up remained armed. They sort of exploited Afghan custom to keep their weapons with them and they were planning an uprising. Because you can have lots of people surrender at once if it's a regular army during the Gulf War, we had thousands of Iraqis surrender at once. When it's irregular fighters, you don't usually get hundreds of them surrendering at the same time. It's a little bit

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Toby Harnden Shares a Story From on the Ground in Afghanistan

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

04:22 min | 4 months ago

Toby Harnden Shares a Story From on the Ground in Afghanistan

"You mentioned this story, the prison uprising, Mike spann, a former marine CIA paramilitary. For those who know nothing, give us the story of that incredible event and what that man did. Yeah. It is incredible. And so November 25th, 2001. Two CIA officers walk into this fort called calla jangi, which means literally like fort of war outside mazar I Sharif. Now, backing up a little bit mazarin Sharif had fallen to northern alliance forces, aided by our allies. Our allies aided by the CIA green berets and air force combat controllers and the awesome might have U.S. air power overhead on November 10th. Now, less than a month earlier, Mike spann had been one of 8 CIA officers who landed in the Darius souf valley, aboard two Black Hawk helicopters that had flown in from Kashi Khan about K two, a former Soviet air base that Uzbekistan government had given over to the Americans for this post 9 11 mission. So October 17th, 2001, they land at dropped into the unknown. First Americans behind America. So we are barely barely a month out since 9 11. Yeah. First Americans behind them enemy lines. Now there had been a CIA team called jawbreaker that had landed in the pantry of Ali on September 26th, but that was, you know, relatively speaking safe territory controlled by the northern alliance. But this was enemy territory, Taliban controlled territory. So 8 of them, four of them were paramilitaries, one of those was Mike span. So when paramilitary is somebody who's been seconded, usually from the military and is working in the CIA using their skills for the CIA. Yeah, usually they actually in the CIA sometimes their contractors or people who've been seconded and on some of the other teams that were actually serving members of the Delta force and seals. But the four paramount trees on team alpha were serving CIOs special activities, division. Scott spellman, who was on the cover of the book, he was later became very senior, it was the senior CIA guy on the National Security Council during the Trump administration. He became station chief in Kabul, but then a young officer, but already battle hardened he had been wounded in the battle of Mogadishu in Somalia in 1993. It was a guy called Alex Hernandez, who was the deputy chief, who was a sergeant major, gone full career in special forces and then joined the agency and two case officers, JRC, who was the chief who'd worked with the CIA out of Islamabad in the 1980s against the Soviets for the supply and stinger missiles to the mujahideen and David Tyson who you mentioned at the beginning who was with Mike span on November 25th 2001. So they're in unfriendly territory. This is the Ford of war, walk us through that event. So David was a case officer based in Tashkent and spoke Uzbek almost fluently. And so he's the linguist and the main linguist on the team, although JR, seger also he spoke diary, which was the sort of lingua franca in Afghanistan. But on that day, the team split, there's a big fight, a hundred miles to the east. It expected in Kunduz so the bulk of American forces are there. But the night before 400 Al-Qaeda prisoners had arrived on the eastern edge of mazarin reef to surrender, and it was extremely murky why they were there. They should have been surrendering in Kunduz. And basically, I mean, what I was able to establish almost beyond doubt is that this was a Trojan horse operation. It was a deliberate trap. Yeah, it was a Taliban Al-Qaeda operation to put pretend that for these 400 fighters had surrendered, but in fact they were made up remained armed. They sort of exploited Afghan custom to keep their weapons with them and they were planning an uprising. Because you can have lots of people surrender at once if it's a regular army during the Gulf War, we had thousands of Iraqis surrender at once. When it's irregular fighters, you don't usually get hundreds of them surrendering at the same

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'First Casualty' Author Toby Harnden on the Early War on Terror

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:33 min | 4 months ago

'First Casualty' Author Toby Harnden on the Early War on Terror

"Him. He is toe behind and he's the author of a book called first casualty the untold story of the CIA mission to avenge 9 11. Toby, welcome to one on one. Thanks very much to the best in great to be with you. So we could you have kind of reinvented yourself in the last year or since this book came out. I see this very, very nicely curated posts on Instagram elsewhere with these iconic photographs from the battle zones from the mountains of Afghanistan, where you're taking a snippet of this incredible story and illustrating an individual and event. Let me start with the big picture. So I came to this issue of the gwa as a guy who done can a terrorism stuff. I was in the reserves in the British territorial army, then worked at the Rand corporation on Al-Qaeda issues. And then I looked at this question of insurgency and counter insurgency foreign internal defenses brack calls it. And I was convinced of the following. For all the weaknesses of the last 21 years, what America, with a very select number of allies and locals did, in the October of 2001, was absolutely incredible. In terms of small footprint, special operators paramilitaries with a tiny investment of manpower, creating a strategic effect, should be a case study of how it's done. And I think your book shares that analysis. I think in a way it is that case study, I agree with you absolutely. I mean, this is a period in time when we had hundreds of Americans on the ground. We're a handful. Yes. Not the 100,000 we had a decade later. And they were CIA paramilitaries, CIA case officers, green berets, U.S. Air Force combat controllers, and they were working by with and through. Which is the phrase. If you're not familiar, this is the, you know, the green berets, the in theater, irregular warfare, by with and through is how you look at the locals. That's right. By with them through the indigenous allies, and the indigenous allies were the northern alliance in the north a few pashtuns in the south, who were the resistance to the foreign invaders. The Americans weren't foreign invaders. My sort of contention really is that there wasn't an American invasion of Afghanistan until

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"northern alliance" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

06:59 min | 5 months ago

"northern alliance" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"Ether apples and their cookies in the green room or during a break on radio or what have you I think what kind of fools are we dealing with in this country And that any step that is taken significant step that may change the perceived and expected outcome of this war That is that Ukraine may actually hold Russia to a neutral situation or actually may push them back Is unimaginable And certainly we shouldn't participate in that Because if the Ukrainians are able to actually own their hold their own or push back the Russians with assistance from us Well then Russia might get angry and should nukes at us Now some of you who are old enough have a seems to me responsibility to speak out against what you're hearing The old Soviet Union had a lot of nuclear weapons A lot of nuclear weapons And we took them on through satellite battles all over the world In virtually every continent as they did us As they did us They supported the Nicaraguan communists They supported the Bolivian communists of course originally the Cuban communists And more And more They supported the communists and Angola We supported the other side The freedom fighters in Nicaragua the freedom fighters in Bolivia We supported the freedom fighters In Angola We also supported efforts to with the northern alliance among others to take out Russian Afghanistan to bleed them dry which we did All over the Middle East All over Asia The United States and the Soviet Union Reagan said we can have victory Over the Soviet Union in the same mentality you're hearing now was set back then by the elitist establishment which pretends not to be the elitist establishment which pretends to be America first but they're not They're the elitist establishment that sounds like the elitist establishment Reagan came in and broke up that whole mindset He said no we're going to push back Whether it's Libya or Afghanistan whether it's Angola whether it's in our own hemisphere we're going to push back We are going to open up areas where we're going to press and take the offense And that's what we did Didn't lead to a nuclear war Russia invaded Afghanistan they paid a horrendous price 100,000 casualties And we can go on and on But the idea that Russia invades Ukraine and doesn't expect the United States to do more than it's done is really idiotic I want to bring you up the speed on the latest breaking news about these MiG 29s that Poland does in fact want to provide Ukraine Poland which is far more exposed than we are than France is in England is the Germany is they're right on the damn border And God knows how many times they've been invaded Poland wants to get MiG 29s send them to our air base in Germany And then Germany can provide those planes to the Ukrainian pilots but they want to have those planes replaced with F-16s or some equivalent Turns out we don't have enough F-16s ladies and gentlemen Did you know that I hadn't known that I mean you can assume that we're underfunding the military so these things are occurring So when it comes directly to our own defense we don't have enough F-16s I know they're older And they're kind of being rolled out of the system But there's still the court of our tax system The F-16s There are others Don't get me wrong other types of jets That's number one Number two why wouldn't we provide these jets It turns out the United States and NATO have not said yes and in fact The Pentagon spokes idiot who was involved in the disaster with Afghanistan he said very unlikely we fear direct conflict There is no direct conflict What they fear is Putin What they fear is just propaganda what they fear is Putin saying okay now you're allowing them to use make 29s Well they're not our 29s They're Poland We didn't even build them The Russians did So every effort at effectively empowering the Ukrainian freedom fighters to defend their country and their families and their lives is now said to be an escalation I Hannity Lindsey Graham have talked about taking out Putin others have as well That's an escalation but he's free to take out the president of Ukraine or anybody else he wants to take out And so I just want people in this country to understand if you're embracing these arguments You're embracing what will ultimately be then the genocide of the Ukrainian people Because to say out of one side of your mouth this is a horrible thing it needs to be stopped It ought to be addressed The Ukrainian people are great people they're proud people They give examples of heroism that's taking place to show the photos of what's happening to these cities how they're being bombed out and on and on and on And then they say but we really can't do too much under the rifles and piss those you know maybe some drones And then they sang people and say why is this 40 mile caravan Why isn't it attacked What's the problem.

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At least 2 people dead during first winter storm in UK

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | 9 months ago

At least 2 people dead during first winter storm in UK

"Britain's first winter storm has hit parts of northern England Scotland's and the nine and killing at least two people storm Alwyn has posted parts of the United Kingdom with gusts of nearly a hundred miles per hour the extreme weather conditions caused road closures train delays power cuts and Holly waves in northwestern England Samantha I doctor tree fell on him and the northern alliance a man was killed when his car was hit by a falling tree though the worst of the storm appears to have passed many have been warned against travelling as heavy snow and high winds continue Karen Thomas London

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"northern alliance" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:47 min | 11 months ago

"northern alliance" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"Jona goldberg wrote a great book. A couple years ago we talked about the big man theory. In every failed state big man emerges usually the guy with the most guns skinny teenagers and maybe out of that state grows. Do you expect a civil war in afghanistan admiral after a period of time when these tribes fall back to what these tribes have always done which fight each other when they don't fight the west certainly. That's the long in unfortunate history of afghanistan. The taliban are still you know two three weeks into this thing playing their version of taliban two point oh. I saw some shots yesterday of connie the minister of the interior. Who's who has between five and ten million dollar bounty on his head depending on who you talk to a pure terrorist. A dark figure yet. He's walking around kabul effectively handing out candy in the streets. He's being kind and charming and smiling. That's kind of the face of the taliban at the moment if they keep that up. I think they've got a shot at avoiding of major breakdown if they revert to their old practices. It's civil war right around the corner. Because the northern alliance's that big trips to the north. They don't want to be ruled by the pashtoons in the south Unfortunately i would suspect. That is the future of afghanistan. we ought to care for the reasons we just talked about you. Which are that leads to ungoverned spaces that leads to the rise of al qaeda that provides safehaven to slavic state That's what we need to avoid being surprised on all the more reason that we maintain an intelligence capability in afghanistan. As difficult as. that's going to be.

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The Taliban Must Deal With These Leaders to Avoid Civil War

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:47 min | 11 months ago

The Taliban Must Deal With These Leaders to Avoid Civil War

"Jona goldberg wrote a great book. A couple years ago we talked about the big man theory. In every failed state big man emerges usually the guy with the most guns skinny teenagers and maybe out of that state grows. Do you expect a civil war in afghanistan admiral after a period of time when these tribes fall back to what these tribes have always done which fight each other when they don't fight the west certainly. That's the long in unfortunate history of afghanistan. The taliban are still you know two three weeks into this thing playing their version of taliban two point oh. I saw some shots yesterday of connie the minister of the interior. Who's who has between five and ten million dollar bounty on his head depending on who you talk to a pure terrorist. A dark figure yet. He's walking around kabul effectively handing out candy in the streets. He's being kind and charming and smiling. That's kind of the face of the taliban at the moment if they keep that up. I think they've got a shot at avoiding of major breakdown if they revert to their old practices. It's civil war right around the corner. Because the northern alliance's that big trips to the north. They don't want to be ruled by the pashtoons in the south Unfortunately i would suspect. That is the future of afghanistan. we ought to care for the reasons we just talked about you. Which are that leads to ungoverned spaces that leads to the rise of al qaeda that provides safehaven to slavic state That's what we need to avoid being surprised on all the more reason that we maintain an intelligence capability in afghanistan. As difficult as. that's going to be.

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"northern alliance" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

08:31 min | 11 months ago

"northern alliance" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

"We didn't have a strategy. We had a lotta tactics but we didn't have a proper strategy in laying out our ends ways and means what we're trying to accomplish. So i was shocked when i read this. You know i've covered the military for a long time. But you know since when you hear. Generals in charge of a war admit that they didn't have strategy. They weren't saying a bad strategy. Where misguided strategy did you said. We didn't have one. I mean that to me was. I'm still shocked by that. Who like who. I mean presumably right and i have to say. Maybe i'm a bad person. No i i happy to see that rumsfeld was was was like having what what appears to be nervous breakdown on some level during two thousand three or two thousand two i mean i i. I found it very depressing that he exited this this this plane of existence. Without having you know what i thought was sufficient karmic accountability. But with that said like presumably. It's like it's rumsfeld's strategy to develop right or do. If i come in as as as the general in charge of the entire theater in afghanistan and i hear like i looked to rumsfeld. And he's like you know just you know keep it up over there. Do i not say like. I'm going to do a strategy like i'm going to create the strategy work. Where's that supposed to happen in the flow chart of this stuff. Okay so i'm gonna explain that but again it's much worse than you think you're so the the chain of command is the general in charge of afghanistan. Goes up his chain of command at the pentagon which goes to run spell right but then rumsfeld answers to the commander-in-chief which is bush so rumsfeld is responsible but ultimately responsible right. You can't let him off the hook and just it was run salt shop you know. Bush didn't even know his generals name. He's the one who's responsible for his trashing afghanistan where at least ordering his subordinates. Whether civilian in the form of runs delware the generals to come up with one But if you as you point out what if you're in the general shoots right. So the general who served immediately after mcneil was a guy named A bar no bar no. He was a three-star general and as he goes over there in two thousand three. He recognizes that the taliban trying to come back an insurgency is starting to build. So he's like we gotta come up with a strategy with an insurgency. This isn't just hunting terrace. Al-qaeda what are we going to do about this insurgency and but the army had not conducted counterinsurgency operation since vietnam and they really lost their experience with a counter insert with an insurgency. So arno tells the story storing this other interview for the book in which he remembered Taking a course on counterinsurgency when he was in west point in the early seventies and so he he called up. He ordered some of the books. The textbooks used in the early seventies At west point so that he could come up with a counterinsurgency strategy of they literally were ordering books online to get shipped to afghanistan so they could consult these old textbooks to come up with a strategy. So like i said it's worse than you think. The generals were trying. This is how they were flailing around trying to decide what to do. And and One of the things that i learned from the book was that the the counterinsurgency to the extent that and the The counter-terrorism essentially was like the catalyst for regenerating the taliban in many respects that there was a there had been so much fighting over the really the centuries in that country that there had already been a almost like a developed sense of how you end conflict. Which was we actually have sort of a reconciliation. We just sort of divvy stuff up at that point and karzai. Early on was like. Let's bring the taliban and let's do this and we would have none of it so we didn't just just not have a strategy. We were actively rejecting strategies that were coming essentially from the afghans. That's very early on. That was really. The original sin in many ways was after we thought the taliban had been defeated militarily in november december. Two thousand one. The united nations in the united states hosted this conference in bonn. Germany were all the factions from afghanistan. Were invited yoga. Warlords and northern alliance representatives of their their former king. You know they needed to come up. With new political system there was recognition. They'd have to write new constitution so they invited all these factions in afghanistan. That have been fighting each other for a long time. Except for the taliban. And in retrospect of course some taliban members expressed a willingness to come in from the cold and be part of the system even though they have been defeated and that's the point when the us and its afghan allies had the most leverage of made the most sense to try and bring them in. I don't want to oversee it would have been difficult politically but this back then remember you know. There is such a reaction after september eleventh. Such the public buying large united states supported the war in afghanistan. they wanted to go. after al-qaeda. The problem was the bush administration kept lumping the taliban and al qaeda together calling them all terrorists. Rumsfeld bush boasted the taliban of choices they can surrender or die. We're not going to negotiate with terrorists. That was the original sin. They should've at that point if they were smart. Brought the taliban into the fold somehow Al qaeda was different animal. Those were foreign fighters from arab countries with the taliban was part of the fabric of afghanistan. They weren't just going to raise them. And that's what led to the insurgency. This is a little bit tangential. But i i had wanted to ask you this question. There have been research done on the the the computer files that they've found in pakistan that osama bin laden had and what has come out of that broadly speaking has been like osama bin laden. Never assume that we would attack. Afghanistan is is that your understanding. I mean i find that very hard to believe. Basically because i remember maybe it was a month or three or four weeks before nine. Eleven that the leader of the northern alliance. The most successful sort of military commander of the northern alliance sort of lose configuration had been assassinated. I think if i remember correctly it was a fake interview. And there was a bomb in the was ostensibly the video camera. It seemed to me always. They had done that. They had done that because they want to get rid of the most effective northern alliance leader because in the event that there was an invasion and they didn't want that guy to be on the on the playfield. What's your understanding of that. That's a good question. I think that's something that's if all the more time passes and there's different schools of thought on that. I mean the documents you mentioned been obtained during the bin laden raid another journalist. Peterberg of cnn has a new book out and he's sifted through those documents a lot and he makes that argument that bin laden didn't really want the us to invade afghanistan the anticipated but it's you know it's also been reported for many years. I used to cover al-qaeda's my fulltime beat. During the bush years and part of the obama administration after nine eleven starting in two thousand three two thousand four book osama bin laden would put out these videos that made it sound like he had been trying to lure the superpower into afghanistan..

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"northern alliance" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

News 96.5 WDBO

05:38 min | 1 year ago

"northern alliance" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

"Unconstrained by covert action authorities in other words, if you can do anything you wanted, what would you do to degrade this group? And so we put together this this Package that we call the Blue Sky Memo right if we could have everything we wanted. On the Clinton administration ended before anybody could consider that, And then it shot on on the shelf for a while, but on 9 11, we pulled it out and dusted it off and we steady the President Bush. Here it is. Here's the plan. And he thought about it for one day, and he said, you know, go. I want you guys to be the first end. And the plan was plan was really simple. The plan was to become the insurgents in Afghanistan. The plan was to work with a group called the Northern Alliance, which the Taliban had never been able to bring under control. To work with them. They had a bit of a military and to work with them and drive south towards Kabul. And then in the southern part of the country to create an uprising among the tribes in the southern part of the country, and we did both of those things. So we came at Kabul from both directions, and I think The Taliban was surprised by the speed. They were surprised by the the two fronts. They were surprised by American air power, So it wasn't just see a on the ground. It was U. S special forces who are with us who are calling in air strikes on Taliban positions? Yes. So by the one of the ironies here is by the end of December early January. We had driven the Taliban from power. And all of the Al Qaeda guys in Afghanistan were either dead. Captured or they had escaped and gone off to various places, mostly to Pakistan. So by the end of December early January, Al Qaeda is no longer in Afghanistan. So you know that for me is around one And we won round one and we want it quickly, um and convincingly. On. You know the the goal changed subsequently, as you know, and that's the war. We ended up losing. Almost by choice. I mean, you guys didn't win it. You know, afterwards, they didn't win a lose a tactical battle. It was a matter of not stopping the outside sources that were fueling and sustaining the Taliban, which is Pakistan. And does that remained like Yeah. Yeah. I mean, if you look at Pakistan Right now. It's still is the problem. I mean, today there, leading the charge to wipe out what was left of what we might call the Northern alliance. So this week so that they are the ones that got. Hani was complaining about two now public transcript. To Millie and Biden. President Biden, saying the Pakistanis have helped bring in 10 to 15,000 terrorist groups is a full blown insurgency. Pakistan. Where was bin Laden? Pakistan? Yeah, let me take two things about this one is is, you know I went to visit our folks see a spokes in Afghanistan. It dozens of times. You know, I thought that was really important to go see them on the front lines. And whenever I did, that I would see President Karzai and he would always raised with me Pakistan and what the Pakistanis were joined to help the Taliban. And he was absolutely right. Every time you raised it, he was absolutely right. He was deeply frustrated. The other thing I'll tell you is I heard President Obama in the sit room numerous times asked his generals. Um, you know, Al Qaeda is in Pakistan being protected by the Pakistanis. You know, we're in Afghanistan, right and Al Qaeda across the border in Pakistan. You know, this isn't there's a There's an income groups here, right? Um The problem is Pakistan. The other thing I'll say here, though. Is that I think all of this is going to blow back on the Pakistanis in a huge way. So there's a group called the Pakistani Taliban. And the Pakistani Taliban. Um, the Pakistanis. And they want to overthrow the Pakistani government. And when we had 100,000 troops in Afghanistan, they were in Pakistan, so they were easy for the packs to get at. Well, now they've moved. Into Afghanistan, and they're welcomed there by the Taliban. Now they're coming across the border from Afghanistan into Pakistan, attacking the Pakistanis. And try to overthrow the Pakistani state. So I'm deeply concerned about the stability of Pakistan, right a country. They've got nuclear weapons, right, So I think the Pakistanis are ultimately going to pay the price. For the 20 years of horrific policies that they have pursued. I hope so, Mike, because that would be justice because their diabolical in playing both ends. I know they're not all bad, but, man, they are very bad. And I just don't know if that if that country will ever change, But you would know better. Mike. Your perspective is unbelievable today but also of yesterday go final thought. I was just going to say, but at the end of the day, you don't want extremist government in Islamabad with nuclear weapons, right? They don't want that. I hear you have been the ultimate disaster. I feel a lot better if you were back in the CIA, but you probably make it a lot more money now and you can sleep nights. Mike Carroll, former former acting deputy director of the CIA, bestselling author and an analyst who serves as the president, daily briefer, George W. Bush on 9, 11, 2000 and 1 20 years ago, Mike, Thank you. You're welcome, Brian. Great to be with you. Back in a moment. It's Brian Kilmeade now via 173 FM and am 5 80. They've touched security, triple team traffic.

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Afghanistan: 20 Years of Mindless Mission Creep

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:39 min | 1 year ago

Afghanistan: 20 Years of Mindless Mission Creep

"September. The eleventh was planned out of afghanistan. Three thousand people murdered in the space of one hundred and two minutes in a country. That was truly perfect to establish it. Training base is to house a mastermind. A of muslim fundamentalists never functioned as a nation on even during the monarchy that ruled it for a few years in the one thousand nine hundred seventy s no the nation whose genetic warrior bloodymindedness soul alexander the great defeated so the british empire at its height defeated so the soviet union which dis- deployed helicopter gunships against civilians. Landmines disguised as plastic toys to main but the children of that benighted nation. None of them could defeat the afghan tribes and our elite after deploying the best of the best special operators special forces. Cia pamela trees in october the month after september the eleventh in an amazing mission the quintessence of irregular warfare unconventional warfare. With just three hundred guys literally on donkeyback with laptops and laser-guided munitions leveraging twenty-one thousand indigenous anti-taliban northern alliance took down a tyler ban. This tried the out kind training camps and forced been laden to run and hide in likewise fundamentalist pakistan that amazing mission october. What happened twenty years of mindless mission creep. Twenty years of cretans. Who'd been to harvard and yellow convincing us and themselves because they believe as well that we're going to create democracy in south asia. The girls will go to school. Music will be legal again. And they'll be hospitals across ghanistan and civil society and gender studies. At the university. In kabul cretans imbeciles all of them

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"northern alliance" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

06:16 min | 1 year ago

"northern alliance" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Countering company, Larry Okada here. She's company. Today. She is Jesse Jane. Death 20 Year. What? What you doing? Gunnery Sergeant United States Marine Corps 20 year, retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant, but I like to say it a different way each time. Well, that's your problem. He puts the old by an N c o staff. Please stop with the protocol here. Jessie Jane Duff all morning long. Thank you for being here and special. This week as we honor our military in so many people have made sacrifices over the last 20 years since September, 11th although you were in before the events of 9 11, I remember where I was when, uh I was based in Marine Forces Pacific Hawaii, and I happen to be up very early. The time change their most people were still asleep, but I was doing my homework. I was trying to finish up my degree at the time. And boom there. It was on television, and I just froze. A friend of mine from D. C called, he goes, turn the television on. We're at war where, he said, But it took a lot of people don't realize it took us probably another six months before we actually got over there into Afghanistan. It didn't happen immediately. You had to get the congressional authorization to use military force. From that moment, The President Bush stood on the rubble with a bullhorn. And so the people who knocked these walls down are going to hear from all of us. Soon. We knew that we were going to Afghanistan and now here we are 20 years later, seeing the horrific, horrific withdrawal of true They're under this commander in Chief. Joe Biden. Michael Pregent is a former intelligence officer. Senior fellow now at Hudson Institute, Michael. Thank you for being here. Good morning to you. Hey, Good morning. I was also a company commander in Afghanistan in 2000 and two. Well, thank you for that to you, So I'm sure you're looking pretty intently on what's going on on the ground there and I gotta well, first of all. With regard to the withdrawal, and I don't know where you were one way or the other as to whether we should have withdrawn or not, But it doesn't take a whole lot of, uh, Monday morning quarterbacking here to say that how this happened was completely wrong. Who do you blame here? Bring the decision makers, the Intel community and the military at the at the at the Lieutenant colonel, and below all started coming. The leadership polished up bad intelligence. And politicized it and then handed it over. But as we now know, based on the leaked documents, who, uh to Reuters or the leaked audio call, the president knew it was bad there, but he didn't want to paint that narrative. He wanted something different. And unfortunately, I I believe it on the leadership from from Intel leadership, military leadership to the White House. Uh, the Cassandras in the intelligence community knew about this. It warned about it. The standards of State Department warned about it and, uh, our military that was actually seeing what was happening on the ground, even though their foot print had shrunk, saw this coming as well. Well, and I got to say, I mean hearing that is so incredibly frustrating and infuriating because the whole 9 11 commission after that horrific terror attacks of 2000 and one We were supposed to have sort of cleaned up a lot of the problems in leadership of our military and our intelligence communities so that they would give the decision makers the unabashed truth and not try to polish things up for political purposes where we're right back where we started. Well, it's it's the same people that were involved in the scandal at Sin Come where they were publishing up until on Isis for President Obama, the same people in charge Now we've got after. Remember, General Austin was in charge of sin come at that time, and it was a scandal there because his Intel, his senior Intel guy was basically just sending good news stories. To Obama about Isis. And that's why you got that term. Isis is the JV team. So this is this is just a thing that continues. 20 years after 9 11 that wall was supposed to come down. It came down, but leadership basically continues to push for these positive. Uh, good news Intel summaries as opposed to what's actually happening on the ground. So this is Jesse. What is the advantage, though? To painting such a rosy picture, because it essentially leaves us very flat footed, obviously, a capable of defending ourselves and the number the amount of money that we have spent on this war on terror. I've always advocated that we have spent trillions of dollars for a new Department of Homeland Security to higher levels of intelligence. I mean, we have pumped money into this. On a level that none of us ever had man it and imagined after September 11th. So what advantage is there to paint this rosy picture? When you know here? We have secretaries defense. Lloyd Austin who was right behind all that. Haven't they learned anything? And what? What do you think The method to the madness is? Well, Lloyd Austin was my regimental commander. When I was in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was taking his job for a reason. He was a yes man of sin. Com. He's a yes man as secretary defense and I have no problem, saying that as a veteran The big problem. The benefit of this is you Get the president. You get the chairman of the Joint Chiefs. You get Secretary Austin All stay in unison. We didn't see any intelligence that is coming. And then you have. We also have to remember that General Milley certified the Afghan National Army 30 days before it fell. He certified it as qualified. So he was getting bad information all the way up. And and and the one thing I challenged leaders on it. You need to ask for the dissenting opinion. They got bad information because that's the information they wanted. They wanted the information that hit their narrative and put their strategy to exit. And these are the consequences. And there should be a lot of people getting fired or at least have the intestinal fortitude to resign. Michael president, you talk about how you were early on in Afghanistan there in that campaign, and I remember you know as a civilian seeing all the news reports. Our first allies on the ground with the Northern Alliance. We kept hearing about the Northern Alliance, the Northern Alliance. They were the resistance to the Taliban. They had resisted the Soviet Union. That Northern alliance is basically this resistance from that we've seen under siege from the Taliban right now, and we're nowhere to be found to support them. What do you know about what's happened in Panjshir? Are they still there? Has the Taliban taken over from your perspective and Pender Province and What do we owe those men who were still fighting as they have so often at our side, right with those men or the ones that made up the commando force, the highly trained, effective unit in Afghanistan that was invented where our special forces were in February of them, they are now the resistance..

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"northern alliance" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

02:38 min | 1 year ago

"northern alliance" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Once we accept the frame that bush offered war on terror we were then locked into a struggle not just against arc fighter the entity culpable for the nine eleven attacks but a much brought her struggle against an enemy that a president could redefine at will and leave in the popular. Was something along. The lines of a civilizational challenge to america for the future. Unin which america itself was in the balance. Now let's look in particular at that moment. In canada har- the united states is northern alliance allies head routed. The can't had routed from kabul islamic. Emirate of afghanistan had fallen after about five six years in power and they recognized after a last stand. They tried to put on in canada. Didn't go the way they expected that the end was near for them and then they offered to hamad karzai the. Us's appointed leader for a post-taliban afghanistan that as long as more omar could live in some kind of house arrest. Basically not be killed not be put on trial. They were prepared to entertain negotiations for what their role might be a post-taliban afghanistan basically a political settlement at that point karzai for all his flaws that the united states would both contribute to and then criticize him for over the coming years nevertheless new afghan history and recognize that unless there was some kind of political future for the taliban the taliban would opt for violence future and they had proven capacity not just to wage insurgency but to triumph in one and karzai. Took the deal. It was the bush administration. The united states that said such a deal was unacceptable not to the afghans but unacceptable to the united states. That now took it on itself as it has so often throughout its history in so many parts of the world to tell afghans the way their country was about to be and everything that happened since the twenty years of war since has contributed on if not quite a straight line kind of nausea inducing glide path to the abject par we're seeing.

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"northern alliance" Discussed on Rush Limbaugh Morning Update

Rush Limbaugh Morning Update

03:17 min | 1 year ago

"northern alliance" Discussed on Rush Limbaugh Morning Update

"There is an unbelievable scene. Well unbelievable amazing scene. sequence actually it shows the cia and the afghanistan northern alliance surrounding bin laden's house in afghanistan. They are on the verge. This is this is during the clinton administration. This is long before nine eleven. Which is the point of the of the miniseries. How did we get there. So the cia. The northern alliance surrounding house where bin laden is in afghanistan or on the verge of capturing but they need final approval from the clinton administration in order to proceed. So they they phone washington They phoned the white house. Clinton and his senior staff refused to give authorization for the capture of bin laden. Because they're afraid of political fallout if the mission should go wrong and if civilians were harmed sandy burglar of essentially tells the cia team in afghanistan if they want to capture bin laden. They're gonna have to do it themselves without any official authorisation In that way there next would be on the line. Not his and not clinton's now the cia agent in this is portrayed as being astonished A are you kidding. He's es burger over and over. Is this really what you guys want. Burger than doesn't answer after giving his first admonition you guys go in there on your own if you go in. We're not sanctioning this. We're not approving. This and burger just hangs up on the agent after a not answering any of his questions. So the cia team and the northern alliance of the afghanistan. People are just. They're just. I mean they're right there as it's portrayed I in the miniseries give up. They they abandoned the whole mission and not long after that that bin laden and al-qaeda bomb the us embassies in tanzania and kenya killing over two hundred and twenty five men women and children and also wounded over four thousand. There's also a scene that i saw in which the cia has crucial information identifying some of the nine eleven hijackers in advance of nine eleven but the cia refuses to share the information with the fbi because of the wall that was erected by jamie gorilla and others to prevent information sharing between government agency. So the cia is depicted here as sitting in a meeting with the f. b. i. john o'neill is present showing the fbi. Surveillance photos of terrorism suspects. Some of whom later turn out to be the nine eleven hijackers. The cia asks the fbi for help in identifying the guys in the pictures but refuses to give the fbi any of the information they have on who the men are john. O'neill protests that. It's impossible for the fbi to help the cia. Identify these guys if they won't provide any information whatsoever on them. So neil tells the fbi to keep the photo so they can at least work m..

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"northern alliance" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE

RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE

03:25 min | 1 year ago

"northern alliance" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE

"Northern alliance troops to go into tora bora and they were just the al qaeda operatives bought them often back And then for some odd reason. We decided we needed to go to war with the taleban In rebuild afghanistan. Our image. Something the soviets tried for ten years of the british tried in the nineteenth century in in workout for the soviets or the british any more than worked out for us. So what happens now in afghanistan. Well what happens now is is is that humanity. We're gonna make them pay that. That's how empires work Especially wounded empires And so you have The afghan reserves other financial accounts all been frozen so that cuts the the taliban government out of not an estimated nine point. Five billion From that belong to the afghan central bank. You can't get shipments of cash to afghanistan. The imf said Afghanistan will no longer be able to access resources They'll put a they'll make them pay in and they will also. I have no doubt about it. Having spent twenty years overseas in watching how a pattern works they are reaching out to those warlords. They have worked with in the past And will funnel them arms and money and support to destabilize afghanistan that's And that you already have The former vice president sala Who's He's holed up in the panjshir valley You had Afghan masud on their nor dostam at all these people who have long done carry the water for the cia in the united states are All clamoring to be armed and supported the conflict. And that's what's gonna and what about us chris. What happens toss. I mean the the you know when we so we borrowed what two trillion dollars for the war afghantistan. We should just taken all that money out on a big field and burned it Because it was borrowed so now we've got to pay the interest on it. You have all of the veterans who have suffered physical and psychological wounds from that war after be cared for a what happens is The country continues both the kind of physical decay Because of course. Our resources are squandered in military adventurism. It's called micro militarism. it's what historians call it. It's how empires always die So you had fifty years of thenia. Democracy facilities writes all about this the peleponnesian wars and then they. Oh it's overreach. So what do we have eight hundred bases around the world and And that's that this is what we're seeing in afghanistan so athens Invade sicily its entire fleet is sought. Most of its soldiers were killed There become uprisings throughout the empire..

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"northern alliance" Discussed on The Gerry Callahan Podcast

The Gerry Callahan Podcast

05:56 min | 1 year ago

"northern alliance" Discussed on The Gerry Callahan Podcast

"Women's children babies old people in this country. Three hundred thirty million people two hundred and sixty five dollars each to subsidize the taliban military. So if you're ever you know you look at your check or your stub or whatever this week and see what the how much the took out in taxes. Just so you know. Some of it went to subsidize be taliban military sixty four you healthy forty two thousand pickup trucks. What are we even have that many. That many in the state of new hampshire. Where i live. I have no idea that. That's that's such an astronaut clamor two thousand trucks. I know some won't run. Some will break down but most of them will be fine. The probably toyota tundras. That's a good truck. Sixty four thousand machine guns machine these people they can handle this machine guns there. They like machine guns. They will know how to put the bullets in and they'll know how to shoot them and they'll be all set machine guns for generations again. They just defeated the greatest military power in the world without any of this stuff and now they have. What does that eight thousand trucks. Big trucks eight thousand trucks that carry people one hundred sixty two thousand radios sixteen thousand night-vision goggles one hundred twenty six thousand pistols pistols. They only have seventy five thousand people in the taliban so the old get like five assault rifles almost all the almost get their own truck. It's almost an text of to give every taliban guy his own truck all between trucks humvees and they'll pick ups and suv's of course. Yeah they all new vehicles one hundred seventy six artillery pieces like cannons discern the zupkas. It is incredible that we could. We didn't bother stuff up. We didn't take it to another country. We didn't fill a c. Seventeen with this stuff. We'd left it or our enemy to a good old time. Go give us war reparations for this stuff. That's maybe passback they should they should. We should become allies now since we've armed them. I mean the idea that you if you arm them and they were allies of used all this and you gave it to the northern alliance twenty years ago or gave it to this band of rebels in the mountains the vice president whatever his name. He's got a group and they're holding outright if you give it to them be that'd be questionable but like you really want to give all that stuff to a a group of islamic fanatics that you don't really know it'd be like yeah that's kind of nuts you just gave it to an enemy. You gave it to the people who who killed americans last twenty or tried to kill americans. He gave it to the people who protected osama bin laden. That's what you gave it to. You gave it to the people who stone women to death for sultry. Don't let goals girls go to school. You know who cut off the hands of petty thieves. That's who now has all this technology and by the way this isn't the worst of it. The worst of it is they have this this technology where they can track down the people who helped us an iris scan. They've machine i can get the name of it but it machine that looked at scans your eyeball so they can confirm without question who you are and they got because they have our embassy and they have air airbase they got all the the the computers and they can find out exactly who helped us and if they haven't got out of the country yet they can go knock on their door and kill them there. It is you're looking at the picture of scanning eyeballs. The to confirm without question will help and who didn't so is Device donors the hide. Hi pronouncing that right but the hand-held agency identity detection equipment. They have that. They have that and they are using that. Ma are finding and probably killing anybody who helped us. Can you imagine. can you come up with anything. We could have done worse in this any. We gave up our base. We give up our embassy. We gave up all trucks and guns and all our technology so not only. Are they blowing up young marines. But they're tracking down the people who helped us the collaborators and killing them and now that we're gone essentially they. These people have nowhere to turn no one to protect them. They're dead they're dead there. I mean they can hide. Maybe then go in the mountains. But eventually they'll be caught. They'll deny they helped us to break out this little device. Put it in their eyeball. Bom guilty phone. If they're lucky they bullet between the eyes. If they're not they get tortured owned female. I guess rape even if they're male especially for young males they love those. They love young boys but That's the worst thing. I have decided. A president has ever done armed our enemy to the teeth so i was looking at iran contra just to give myself some perspective and i was pretty young when that was going on. Those early to mid eighties is a total amount of arms. Was like one point five billion over the course of six years. That's to her ally. That's to our enemy like this. It's seventy time. That i mean it's just i've right. I don't think there's been any. There's never been anything worse. We've never done anything like this. I wish i wish you disagreed because you know what is what is there to say we look at this and i. I'm i'm correct right. This was in the made the rounds on twitter. I'd re tweeted it but this was in the new york times right. This graphic i think so. Yeah it's it's it's this is devastating. And i'll tell you why is because not everybody. I don't wanna brag but not. Everyone reads as much as i do or you do not everyone. They're busy you know i do. This is my life reading stuff watching stuff you know. There are people who are busy there. They own a a tire store or something or they you know. They pay paved driveways and they got things to do. Work kids and they don't have time to read some indepth story.

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"northern alliance" Discussed on The Signal

The Signal

04:15 min | 1 year ago

"northern alliance" Discussed on The Signal

"Not a story of all afghanistan. One of the striking challenges for the taliban is that this is a very different country to the country that they took in one thousand nine hundred six. I was with them when they took kabul in nineteen ninety six and they came into a destroyed town they came into a town which had been destroyed by civil war and actually the guerrilla groups abbott. Jemma masud is a great guerilla fighter but he was also responsible among the other which are dean leaders for destroying kabul in bitter civil war fighting in the mid nineties which the taliban stopped and in many ways believe it or not there was some sense of relief in the country when they took the country in one thousand nine hundred six because of this terrible citing that have been going on so the you know the history of these groups is not completely clean as it were in terms of of the popular memory of afghanistan. The taliban this i'm twenty five years later are going to find very different afghanistan. Now let's just go back to the pension itself because you very evocatively described at a and mentioned that you know this one way in one track blocks it. I mean there are benefits in that but is it possible that the taliban will just choose to starve them out. Well we could do. They could just siege. It could check points at the front and that might well be taliban tactic. I'm at the moment that trying to negotiate and trying to say that they're going to inform inclusive government. Now you know these talks could well succeed. But if they don't succeed then we could see some kind of a standoff. I mean. I think it would be surprising if umbrella sally in his forces tried to break out to the south so the first fighting. I would suspect if there is serious. Fighting to happen is to the north between cancer. And i'm juiston the neighboring country to the north and if they can move north and take that ground to juiston is a friendly country and they already signaled some support for cheer and this one of the key chains trump still trying to get my brain around and understand which is that. Russia has now evacuated hundreds of its citizens from the embassy and we expected russia to recognize the taliban and to be one of the country's along with china and pakistan who would recognize this new administration but it now looks russia's having second thoughts and they are than it could be that they would join the traditional allies which they backed the northern alliance forces twenty-five years ago then there would be a very different situation and a number of sally and his forces would have international right. Okay that is a very interesting development. And what issues does these nice resistance pose for the us and david. Do you think they might be tempted to back them. Well it's a very very big challenge. Clearly if this going to be significant military action in afghanistan and the and the western communities is seen to be supporting it then that puts a huge hostage potential for the taliban because there are still going to be hundreds potentially thousands of us and other allied citizens in afghanistan so potentially hostages for the taliban. I think military action is difficult support. Tacit support is more likely and the other factor is if i'm really sorry is the president of the country and it turns out that we don't want to recognize the taliban administration. Then the same could happen has happened in the nineteen ninety s. Which is what happened. Then was that the international community. The west continued to recognize the northern alliance president. The tajik president of afghanistan. Even though he wasn't really entire because of path because they held the punchier in the sliver of land to the northeast so it could be a fig-leaf for not recognizing the taliban former bbc journalist and visiting fellow at king's college. London david loin. That's the program this week. We'll be in your feed every weekend and please don't forget to leave us a review. This week is produced by madeleine. Jenner and emily burke technical production by ingrid wagner. Have a great weekend. You've been listening to an abc podcast. Discover more great. Abc podcasts live radio and exclusives on the abc listen up..

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"northern alliance" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

The Dan Bongino Show

05:26 min | 1 year ago

"northern alliance" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

"Whether it's going to succeed or not i don't know but a lot of afghans special forces folks are over there working with former afghan officials to fight back the taliban or not believe me. They're not the powerful group you think they are. We wipe them out with the northern alliance. Just a few weeks after nine eleven. They don't want to be embarrassed. They need money. They're broke right now. The us has held up billions of dollars if afghan money imf money. They don't have this country will fall apart immediately in the taliban knows it. They're trying to fake. Some semblance of credibility right now is the governing body. And they can't do it why. Hundreds of thousands of afghans are sitting in sewage lined up to escape from them. You is that make sense. They can't do it. They can't claim legitimacy while. No one believes illegitimate. This airport scene was getting embarrassing. They were trying to tell afghans. You're not allowed through. You're not allowed back because it was embarrassing them. What better way to get afghans away from the airport the bomb the airport then they are responsible. Don't believe any of this nonsense. Otherwise they benefited from this attack. Page to when it gets a what to do in a minute dressed yesterday and the radio show. But it's import again resignations at our military police who thought this was a good idea to send out. Yesterday i don't know some of you may have seen this sergeant major in the army. A michael princeton thought. It was a good idea to send out a tweet yesterday. that diversity is a number. You have people that. Don't look or think like you in the room. Inclusion is listening in value. Those people talking about women's equality day is this real. You know. I've explained on the show often cop. The concept of opportunity cost how there's a cost to opportunities you forego if you were one of the greatest internet coders on planet earth and. You're offered a job for a million dollars and you don't take it because you want to stick to your job. Whatever selling pretzels on a corner. Maybe you like it. Who knows but there was an opportunity. Cost if they pretzel job makes you ten bucks a day. Any other job made you one hundred thousand a day. That opportunity cost you significant. There's an opportunity cost the loss.

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"northern alliance" Discussed on A Desi Woman with Soniya Gokhale

A Desi Woman with Soniya Gokhale

01:56 min | 1 year ago

"northern alliance" Discussed on A Desi Woman with Soniya Gokhale

"India have to watch but my own position is that not get involved in the geostrategic. Politics should look at the human security aspects of ghanistan like they have done earlier. If the northern alliance resists i think they must fall very soon given the kind of father taliban has now. It'll be a slaughter of rashid. Dostam son who is now. The head of weather in the northern alliance so india can't afford to back the northern lines. And i doubt if they'll back any one group now they've learned to listen a what they can do is give conditional development assistance bring students into studying which is a very favorite place of gun students to study in indian universities to assist in health. Which is again of a tradition. Where many afghans come to india for head support because india has huge and fantastic hospitals. Which obviously afghanistan doesn't have so they can focus on these issues. I think that to go down better with the gun people and maybe even with the taleban has been there. It's different having a wall and governing full governance you have to deliver you have to deliver health employment education. None of which the taliban can do on their own. So i think that's where india can come in. I hope the you does something similar law. We'll thank you so much for all of insights extremely eliminating and it just demonstrates global community. Nothing happens in a vacuum and the entire world is watching and will be affected by this and prayers and thoughts go to those affected in afghanistan and we thank you so much for joining us.

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"northern alliance" Discussed on Odd Lots

Odd Lots

05:17 min | 1 year ago

"northern alliance" Discussed on Odd Lots

"Dial pad work beautifully. Are you. i'm sure you know just going back to you. Know what your life was like two weeks ago or even a week a half week and a half ago now like i'm sure you were having conversations with the imf us treasury etcetera still engaged with them in any capacity. Is this still a conversation that you're having or is dad. Those connections basically gone they reach out from you are both both on a personal and professional of personal level. Just ask how. I'm doing and no one person from a certain international agency was who is very helpful to about. I remember at that airport. I was texting him saying china. Doing can you put me in contact with someone as you're hearing lot on other media outlets people are doing it. That was me trying to contact so this on a personal level. Some people were very supportive and helpful in most thankful for that on a professional level. I try to provide information and feedback can in context. Were question comes up But but in a formal capacity. I mean we've been talking about how quickly the situation seemed to change from one week to the next really an despite the very fast takeover by the taliban there there are some signs of resistance brewing. So i'd be curious to get your views on. What exactly are the chances that the northern alliance will be able to effectively counter. The taliban will their reports the vice president. Salei did not leave the country in eastern unshared. He's masud son. they're both they're. They've made various statements to that effect. They were there until most people know the story of how masseuse killed on september nine. Two thousand eleven eleven. So you know they've they've been resisting taliban from prior to the two two thousand one patient so it is likely to continue. It'll be tough struggle if they do decide to take that route. Your comment about The women who are working Previously under you at the central bank and then now obviously they have no idea what's going to happen. How difficult. I guess..

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"northern alliance" Discussed on The Mad Mamluks

The Mad Mamluks

04:02 min | 1 year ago

"northern alliance" Discussed on The Mad Mamluks

"There won't be any more. You won't have any problems with us anymore. And they refused it. They refuse to include part of the government so they made huge huge mistakes In the past that would have prevented them from from this happening. You know it just throw money at it. just fix it up for the visitor cups Lawmen accuracy initially. I mean initially what they did. Is they sign line. A lot of the storms. Just because you know bake back in the days you were considered phthalate And again not. Oakland tunes really agreed with with You know the the ideology of the of the olive also. That was a huge mistake because they allied himself with the northern alliance. And so you have a majority of the population who you know. You've kind of sidelined and yet you want to form a democratic government so again the those are some of the missteps that that that really obviously are you know now haunting them. Do we have any questions from the listeners. Know ask the question of pakistan ready side. Just was just you tuba. no question. just projets now. No super chatsworth. Abraham with us to yasser brother abraham any comment or any thoughts on the actual training that you saw from the afghan national army. Did you see them Being properly trained when when you were there yes I think one thing that america is good at is training and specifically the special forces. That's actually their job right to go into a foreign land. Find that population estrin five backing train. Them and so Not only in that area and the special forces but generally the army as a whole or in the military the whole The training is awesome. You know it's You know very high quality but once again it comes down to the actual person being trained like say they have nothing to fire for. There's no morale than you everything you want but if you to implement it and you know practice it then unless a whole separate thing as a whole separate thing so you think do you think. The americans made a mistake in trying to create these soldiers in their own image and the way that they want to see. Because one of the things. I see what the taliban and many other fighters even with the northern lines of they have debris lightly dressed like you see them wearing the traditional garments and stuff that You wouldn't see the afghan national army where they're really like heavily armed. And when you see. The the taliban or the northern lines or other groups factions across those regions over those mountainous region service mobile and they're able to to move very effectively doing their guerrilla tactics hit and run. You know even during the soviet era they would launch their stingers at those Let's look by gemina cautioned coke. Is it true that americans like based on some of the forces that they have looked forty to sixty pounds of equipment on them at times. I'm i'm i'm one of them really one of them. What was that a. Because because i had i was machine gunner so i had to carry michingan plus my my body body armor plus my ammo right and You know the next guy may have all that plus radio pack. So i mean you could easily hit up forty sixty pounds. You know washing very very heavy so that can be very advantage on level. You don't have as much protection. You don't have enough resources but you're very nimble in your mobile yeah. I think that played a big part in in in order to fight the people that are like that you have to train people like while..

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"northern alliance" Discussed on Hard Factor

Hard Factor

07:20 min | 1 year ago

"northern alliance" Discussed on Hard Factor

"For the tick-tock international moment and This first story is a pretty cool. One It's one that i'm super excited about. And it's it's it's a story of hope and also Resistance under pressure. So let's take it down to the country of afghanistan. that's we're going to call it not that new bullshit that the taliban is trying to get on there and you'll understand why guys because as the country of afghanstan falls under the control of the ultra oppressive and murderous taliban government and the entire population of terrified. Women are being forced to do things like burn their diplomas for fear of retribution. If the taliban were to find out that they were educated and female at the same time dare they. All hope seems to be lost but there is one glimmer of hope guys. That's in the form of the province of pange panja sheer who refused to surrender to the taliban and yesterday the flag of the northern alliance was raised overpaying this year for the first time since two thousand one symbolizing the only remaining free place and the last stand for freedom and all about gas tim. It's pretty it's pretty cool northern alliance. It's got a bad ass name to the northern alliance bad ass. That's partly why it has that sick name. It's very fitting and guys on late monday evening. The vice president of afghanistan soleil and ahmad masud the son of the lion of panjshir. Amman son masud were spotted boarding a helicopter on their way to bring all of the anti-taliban commanders together to reform the northern alliance guys and the panjshir valley. There bringing them which is now the headquarters of the resistance. It was like an action movie. Seeing these gentlemen keeping my misses the vice president of afghanistan who did not flee and the son of the former head of the resistance. The line of panjshir So the region of finish your sits in the panjshir valley which was unable to be conquered by the soviets during their occupation of the country. They held strong unable to be conquered by the taliban in their first occupation in the late nineties into the early two thousands and partly guys because of its geography but in great part because of its people so the senior masud was killed by taliban assassin on september ninth. Two thousand one. A good looking guy right. That's a leader. That's gonna command some respect so he lateral stately appearance about him. He led the resistance from nine hundred. Seventy nine all the way up until two thousand one through The soviet invasion the first taliban invasion until he was killed just days before september eleventh. And obviously we know that so his son. Twenty years later is now reforming the northern alliance and the old mujahedeen fighters to fight back against the taliban which is very fucking cool. Now a mood. Ahmad masud has declared panjshir as a free place for minorities and women and democracy and with ten thousand northern alliance freedom fighters under his command. He's vowed to stand with people until the end and remain bastion of freedom in the country. Nice s. impressive impressive. he's the president. Now he was the president. He's the president. Yeah well no Ahmad masuda was was not to the vice president. I guess technically is. The president of monmouth is the leader of the of the situation. The vice president is sticking helping you okay. Cool he's the vice president's now the president has boys. This is looking to castle from lord of the rings. It's like it's like munis terrific like the the castle. It's impregnable you. Just can't they're gonna hold it down on that last four they give up their freedom so like like helm's deep. It's pretty cool. It's a hard region access for sure but these guys are giving hope so. There is a resistance. They're good and he's he's following in his father's footsteps. That's pretty bad ass net. That has never been taken. They can't help it. Stay while i mean the the taliban they've been doing do you guys see all the press they've been doing they've been on a press. Tour is a non stop taliban taking questions about like what they're trying to do. They claim they want peace. So hopefully panjshir is able to offer like a democratic alternative to the rest of afghanistan. They take taking questions or they're just doing their own questions. They're like yes. We're instituting sharia law. But that's our way why no women were on the streets whatsoever right. That's within our framework but we want peace. They raigmore that cnn reporter. That was wearing The female who was wearing regular clothes one day and then a full burqa the next day. They they told her to put on gloves when she was interviewing them. You'd better not to cover those hot hands because we know we know what happens with those hands once they get around channels. Can't you're gonna take medicine. Cover them up before. The taliban cuts them off. That's the ruling afgha- so let's take sri lanka. The sri lankan president demoted the country's health minister who as part of cova strategy promoted the use of magic potions to battle cova nineteen as infections in the country hit all-time record highs so the loss of the gig was a bit of insult to injury for warren chichi who landed in intensive care back in january from getting covert and this is after she publicly drank. The magic syrup cooked up by a local sewer boy. I bet her insides were read right after. She got that cova especially considered on top of the potion couple months earlier back in november. She poured a pot of quote blessed water into a river that holy man gave her telling her would end the pandemic in toronto. As a whole. So wow imagine her face real question guises gave me the wrong post she. It was the wrong potion. Must've been you're telling me that pouring pot of water into a river to end the pandemic. Yep she joined she publicly really show off how much she believed in it. The questions guys. How was she able to keep her job for the seven months. After the potion didn't work the president was like i want to see how this one plays out a haven't made my choice on hurry. I think that. I think that if you're the president and you have a psycho telling people to take potions or whatever you just let that ride until you have to fire that psycho so you already have. You already got somebody to throw under. The bus built up so you might as well just let him ride until you actually need to throw them. Also it's also a wildly entertaining. It's like having your own like fable book. It's like you're gonna claim the potion does everyday coming to work. It's not boring. It's a win win because at the end you're like i knew she was idiot. Yeah it's like higher magician off craigslist worse off. Craigslist party has joke. Let's finally kick it over to a country that i wish was not america but unfortunately it seems to be a new economic theory has popped up in the a the no new normal..

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"northern alliance" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

02:16 min | 1 year ago

"northern alliance" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"A remarkable public health showdown is taking place right now in dallas county texas where covert cases are spiking. The state supreme court just upheld the gop government is bound on mosque mandates. Well today was the first day of school in dallas. County and the superintendent is defying. Both the governor and the court by making kids wear masks. Dr michael hosa joins me to talk about his decision. Next it's the first day of school in dallas texas today where cova cases are surging and schools are taking safety matters into their own hands today in dallas. County one of the largest school districts in the state over one hundred thousand kids were told to come to class with their mosques on. that's despite rolling from the texas supreme court which sided with republican governor. Greg abbott's bound on. Musk mandates decision by the court which is made up of all republican. Justices is temporary but until a final decision is made kids in dallas county. Schools will be mosque regardless of the court's order. That's because the dallas independent school district superintendent. Michelina hosa is defying that ruling. And he joins me. Now thank you so much for coming on the show this evening. You had a moss. Monday in effect today. How did that go. was it difficult in false. No actually it was quite a positive and in fact it all started happening. Twenty four hours ago we try to plan as to. How are we going to execute our first day. 'cause we got the last minute bali and then when i went to the schools today it was amazing. It was nothing short of phenomenal. A have we have over. One hundred forty thousand students go to school today and i have reports that there. Three students who were not compliant One to at one high school another student. So what this tells me that we're on the site of justice but on the side the people believe in what we're doing as you can see by the pictures here that they know that win very dangerous zone. Despite what the you know elected officials are saying in austin and our own reality. You can't control people this way. If they're not going to be willing to participate then they will shun us. But i was very clear is that people are scared and they aren't going to take precautions to make sure that we're safe for the for now hand for the future so i was very proud of Dallas today

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Afghanistans power-sharing deal

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

06:02 min | 2 years ago

Afghanistans power-sharing deal

"Is really an indication that a given status coherent cohesive unfunctional when more than one person to be the head of it indeed. This sort of situation is much more usually an indication of actual or imminent civil war. Such a standoff has been occurring for some months in Afghanistan where Tuman Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdulah each insist that they won last. September's presidential election enough honeystone President Ashraf Ghani has sworn in for a second term in Kabul but his rival Abdulah dealer diffused to recognize the inauguration and held his own swearing in ceremony as a pleasant. The official result held the Gandhi. The incumbent had won pretty handily and had the full being re elected. Abdullah claimed the whole thing was a fixed declared victory anyway and vowed to foam a parallel administration. The earlier indications are that we have more votes and that's That's what was clint and The yes of course Even to the extension things have been investigated so far it shows a lot of irregularities last month Ghani and Abdullah went so far. As to hold competing inauguration ceremonies a watching world struggled to imagine how this was going to end. Well there is now some possibly positive. News reports are coming in K. political development in Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah have ended months of crisis by agreement share power. The rival claimants appear to have put their dispute behind them earlier. This Week Ghani and Abdullah came to terms the agreement. They signed acknowledges Ghani as President Bit Allows Abdullah to choose half of Janis cabinet and to lead peace talks with the Taliban should any. Such negotiations occur in close by funnest. Today's a great and historic day for our beloved Afghanistan of Africans proved that the think wisely in collectively about their national interests of militia Augusta. They were the leaders who are present. Here what hard to encourage the Afghan people? There's no doubt that the international communities in support of this political agreement along with countries in the region should make before we look at how and why we got here and what might happen. Next spoiler alert the dawning of a gilded era of peace and prosperity is a long shot a recap of the to uneasily reconciled pretenders in terms of direction. We're going in terms of accomplishments. We have some significant funds but in terms of satisfying the needs and aspirations of the people. We've looked Ashraf. Ghani President Ashraf Ghani he now. Indisputably is spent much of Afghanistan's decades of war with the Soviet Union and subsequently itself in the United States where he worked as an academic and for the World Bank he returned to Afghanistan after the Taliban which out of Kabul by the United States and its allies in late. Two thousand one. Gandhi became Minister of Finance. Won plaudits in some quarters and was at one point touted as a potential secretary general of the United Nations instead he ran for president in two thousand nine and lost then again in two thousand fourteen and one the candidate he beat Abdullah. Abdullah disputed the result and forced gone the into a power sharing arrangement. Observant listeners may detect a pattern emerging election is commitment before the people who have harnessed which has to take place on time at the same time it has to be free and fair and trucks patent That's the condition that too was promised to the people of Stan. In the commission the Independent Elegant Commission has to deliver Abdullah Abdullah an ice surgeon by training spent much of the war against the Soviets as an advisor to legendary Mujahedeen commander Ahmed Shah Masud and during the period of Taliban rule in the nine hundred ninety s served as a sort of foreign minister in exile for the Northern Alliance and other factions attempting to take the country back. He became Afghanistan's actual foreign minister. In the first post Taliban government the two thousand and nineteen election was his third unsuccessful attempts to become president as to what nudged Garni and towards compromise while some variety of agreement was always likely after an amount of theatrical posturing attention seems to have been focused by last week's terrorist attack on the maternity ward at Kabul's Dash Budget hospital a horrific crime that left twenty four women children and babies dead it was revolting enough indeed that it refocused international attention on Afghanistan which most violence in the country nowadays does not on the same day as the atrocity at Dusty Botchy. Thirty two people were killed by a suicide bomber at a police officer's funeral in Nangahar province five more in the truck bombing of military caught in Gardez resulting in many fewer headlines. Abroad this past Monday. Seven more people were killed. In the car-bombing of an Afghan intelligence facility in Ghazni Islamic state claimed the funeral bombing the Taliban the God is Ghazni attacks. The big brave warriors who perpetrated the hospital massacre have been strangely reluctant to own up

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Uncertainty over election and U.S.-Taliban peace talks leaves Afghanistan in limbo

Weekend Edition Sunday

03:49 min | 3 years ago

Uncertainty over election and U.S.-Taliban peace talks leaves Afghanistan in limbo

"Now to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad the US special envoy to that country says the US and the Taliban are at the threshold of an agreement after nine rounds of talks in Doha those talks have been going on for months with both parties negotiating a greater political role for the Taliban and the withdrawal of US forces the Taliban fighters are still on the offensive this weekend they launched two separate attacks on to northern cities reporter Jennifer glasses in Kabul Jennifer thanks for joining us great to be with you there so this isn't the first time we've heard from negotiators at our deal is close this war has been going on for two decades what's different this time we know that the US secretary of state had said he kind of wanted a deal to happen by today September first we have presidential elections happening later this month September twenty eighth there have been nine rounds of talks as you said but now we have the US negotiator and the Taliban both saying that this latest round was successful and he is saying there on the threshold of of a deal and he's on his way here to Kabul to consult with the Afghan government so last week president trump said that the US is considering only a partial troop withdrawal and this was a surprise to the Taliban according to a spokesperson who spoke to NPR the impending deal they thought hinged on a full withdrawal do we actually know what's in the deal we're not sure it has been made public what we understand is that they'll be a a time line for some sort of phased withdrawal of American forces in exchange for a counterterrorism assurances from the Taliban but really what's crucial is what's not in the deal in March there were four conditions these counter terrorism the U. S. withdrawal but also the inter Afghan dialogue and a comprehensive ceasefire now then as Emilio side was saying there's no final agreement until everything is agreed and now it seems as though he is saying that the inter Afghan talks that will happen after this agreement is signed will basically spell out any sort of long term peace and a and a long term cease fire so we don't know how many specifics are in it and a lot of people here on easy that they don't know what's what exactly has been agreed and then in the meantime the Taliban is still launching attacks and it seems like a tool for leverage at will and the fighting that is a great question and the real question here and as the son of the famed northern alliance commander Ahmed Shah Masud this week is actually hedging his bets he is bringing together on Wednesday an anti Taliban coalition they say they're going to fight the Taliban politically and militarily if necessary really kind of an indication of the Afghans aren't sure they can trust the Taliban it'll legal while these negotiations have begun going on for nine months the Taliban have continued to fight on the ground at trying to increase their leverage on the battlefield at so that they would have more influence at the negotiating table and so Afghans aren't sure whether this any peace agreement will mean the fighting is going to stop so then what does that mean for Afghanistan's upcoming presidential elections scheduled for later this month well president Ghani has insisted these elections should go forward but this week Abdullah Abdullah his main contender and hand his chief executive officer has said he's ready to quit the elections for the sake of peace and that kind of throws things into question so far we understand the elections are going forward election materials are being distributed now as we speak the elections are only four weeks away and it was really uncertain is whether the Taliban who have have vehemently oppose these elections have said that they will attack anything associated with the elections whether they're trying to make this a condition for further talks with the Afghans which is the next step in this process that's reporter Jennifer glass in Kabul Jennifer thank you good to talk to you later

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"northern alliance" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

02:48 min | 3 years ago

"northern alliance" Discussed on KGO 810

"So where we ended was that John had been briefly interrogated by span and Tyson. And then John was returned to the main body of prisoners. Remember, they just pulled some of the prisoners out, one by one to talk with them. So he returned to the main body of prisoners. Others were still being brought out of the basement and forced to kneel in the horse pasture. Then suddenly at the entrance to the basement, where those prisoners were being brought out, there was an explosion shouts were heard to prisoners grabbed the guard's weapons, according to British journalist, Luke Harding's account, quote, it was then that span did a Rambo any. Puts that in quotes as the remaining guards, ran away span flung himself to the ground and began raking, the courtyard and its prisoners with automatic fire five or six prisoners jumped on him. And he disappeared between a heap of bodies close quote, Mike spans body was later recovered by US special forces troops. Mike Spann was the first American to die in combat in the American American Afghan war. As soon as that uprising began the Northern Alliance guard turned their weapons on the four hundred bound prisoners killing or severely wounding scores of them. Some prisoners tried to stand in run they were gunned down. It was a slaughter John tried to run, but he was shot in the right thigh, and he fell to the ground for the next twelve hours. He lay motionless pretending to be dead. There were two groups of Taliban prisoners in the fortress, there were those who chose to fight, and those who hunkered down in the basement of the pink building, and tried to survive. John was in the latter group, the prisoners, who fought put up a fierce resistance looting buildings for weapons ammunition firing from windows rooftops and ditches using a satellite phone, Dave Tyson who had just seen his colleague, killed telephone the US embassy in Tashkent shouting. We have lost control, send in helicopters and troops US air controller stationed outside the fortress walls called in air. Airstrikes, which struck with devastating impact inside the fortress throughout these horrible hours of carnage. John remain motionless in the horse, pasture that night, some Taliban survivors, who had scrambled to the basement of the pink building came out and helped John and a few other wounded survivors to the basement where they huddle together for six harrowing days, we'll talk about what went on during that time as soon as we come back. You're listening to k geo Pat Thurston on K G O eight ten. Jio..

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