36 Burst results for "Osama Bin Laden"

The FBI Is Completely Out of Control

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:48 min | 5 hrs ago

The FBI Is Completely Out of Control

"The FBI is completely out of control. We've talked about that at great length. And over the weekend, inexplicably with guns drawn, the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided a man in Pennsylvania. A Catholic pro life speaker who was previously accused of blocking an abortion clinic with those charges dropped, by the way. And so then the United States Department of Justice run by the kraven Merrick Garland sends in a S.W.A.T. team. That's right, a S.W.A.T. team. Mark, how could this man's name? Let's get a picture of him up on stage on screen. By the way, if you listen to conservative media and they are not at least focusing one or two segments on this story, send them a message. This is one of the most outrageous things I've seen in quite some time. Father of 7, Mark hawke, with 7 kids, had his entire home rated as if he's some sort of narco drug criminal as if he's some sort of cocaine paddler as if he's smuggling fentanyl into the country. Now, in a scenario where you believe he did something wrong, of which I see no evidence. He did anything wrong. Zero. The civil case was dropped against him. The local charges were dropped against him. Why don't they just show up via his attorney on Monday morning with one or two agents say here's a warrant for your arrest? Sir, will you please come? Now, instead, they go shocking awe into this guy's house. As if they're trying to take out Osama bin Laden.

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Fresh update on "osama bin laden" discussed on Morning Edition

Morning Edition

00:35 min | 19 hrs ago

Fresh update on "osama bin laden" discussed on Morning Edition

"There's actual words and meaning behind everything. We're very curious to see how fast and who breaks it. The museum features some of the CIA's best known and most recent work. There's a tabletop model of Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan, where the Al-Qaeda leader was killed by navy seals in 2011. Then there's the bread box size replica of another house. The one where the CIA tracked down bin Laden's successor, I'm in Al zawahiri and killed him in a missile strike just two months ago. This model was actually used to brief President Biden on pattern of life that had been established. Why we thought zawahiri was here with his family and what was our plan? To go and get him. The museum tells stories well known inside the intelligence community. But not so well known, outside the CIA's walls. Like the work of Oleg pinkowski, a Soviet military officer. He gave the U.S. critical information that allowed president John F. Kennedy to confront the Soviets over their secret plans to place ballistic missiles in Cuba in 1962. Colonel Oleg penkovsky was one of our most important assets during the Cold War. He's known as the spy who saved the world for a reason. The Soviets withdrew their missiles from Cuba, they also uncovered penkovsky's spying and executed him the following year. A separate exhibit features the CIA's own Aldrich Ames, who passed secrets to Moscow for cash until he was arrested in 1994. He's now serving a life sentence. These tales are pointed reminders that spy stories often in badly. The museum includes CIA failures, like the bay of pigs. That disastrous 1961 attempt to Alice Cuban leader Fidel Castro

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Why AJ Approves of CNN's New Boss Chris Licht

AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch

01:33 min | 2 weeks ago

Why AJ Approves of CNN's New Boss Chris Licht

"If you listen to my politics is a bit show, you know that I'm very happy with CNN's new boss Chris licked and what's he's doing with that network. He's basically getting out all the bullshit. He's getting rid of the people who had a very slanted view of news. He wants news that's more central. You know, yes, they're probably still going to lean left, but not like they were leaning in the past. He wants factual based stories. And he made a couple of big hires the other day. One of which was a guy named John Miller who is now CNN's chief law enforcement and intelligence analyst Miller used to serve as the New York police department's deputy commissioner of intelligence and counter terrorism. You might have seen a lot of him with whenever there was a terrorism story or a bin Laden story. But before that, John Miller worked as a correspondent for CBS News and ABC News, he actually landed a very rare interview with Osama bin Laden back in 1998. It was also the former co anchor of ABC's 2020 and he worked for a decade as an investigative reporter for WNBC in New York. And he's obviously going to help deliver to what Chris look says is CNN's commitment to tackling complex issues while presenting audiences with independent objective news and meaningful analysis across platforms.

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Barack Obama: We're Better off With Biden Than With Trump

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:32 min | 2 weeks ago

Barack Obama: We're Better off With Biden Than With Trump

"How about Obama yesterday? Praising Biden, Shane, we're better off. Under Biden than we were, Donald Trump. Listen to this. You have guided us through some perilous times. You've built on and gone beyond. The work we all did together to expand healthcare, to fight climate change, to advance social justice and to promote economic fairness. Thanks to your decency and thanks to your strength, maybe most of all, thanks to your faith in our democracy and the American people. The country is better off than when you took office. Then we should all be deeply grateful for that. So thank you so much. He doesn't even believe that. You could hear it in his voice. He's reading the words on the tell. He doesn't even believe that. The country is better off than it was when you took office. Sure. And there's no secret Obama despises Joe Biden. He has no respect for him. Remember how they had to beg Obama to campaign for him? He can't stand Joe Biden. He has zero respect for Joe Biden. Joe Biden's been on the wrong side of every Joe Biden was the guy in the room with Obama that didn't want to take out Osama bin Laden. That's Joe Biden's claim to fame. The only guy and the Echelon of power that didn't want to take out Osama bin Laden when we did.

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The Fight for Christian Refugees With Max Wood

The Doug Collins Podcast

01:55 min | Last month

The Fight for Christian Refugees With Max Wood

"Didn't just leave because they didn't lock the conditions. The food. It was because they were under threat of death. And ISIS in particular would control, they could send literally ten to 15 people in a control thousands of people because of the brutality of what they would do. And this dark day that they talk about, they commemorate on August 6th, is literally they would kill people. They would write, they would take families away. Tell us, convey to the podcast listener, how just, you know, this wasn't an option for them, you know, in a sense of, you know, staying and fighting, they just wasn't in that position. Right. I mean, the word had already spread that they were coming. And of course they were all praying that they would go in another direction. But they came. But ISIS had incorporated a number of eschatological symbols of the Muslim faith. The black fat flag was assembled as mentioned in the Quran when the final battle is had the two first two of the first villages that they took are two villages that are mentioned in the Quran as we're great battles are going to happen during the final battle for earth. So they did this into the world appeal and got some of the wackiest of the wacky of the Islamic radicals from all around the world. And they would go into an area and just start killing people. And they would kill Muslims that didn't agree with them. We found our intelligence people after we killed Osama bin Laden, and we found and Jay sekulow covered this, I believe in his one of his books that Osama bin Laden was criticizing ISIS for being to me.

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Al Qaeda's Emir Al-Zawahiri Killed in Kabul by US Drone

The Ben Shapiro Show

02:13 min | Last month

Al Qaeda's Emir Al-Zawahiri Killed in Kabul by US Drone

"An American drone strike has now killed. You may remember, I'm in also operating from such as at 9 11 and the bombing of the Tanzania and Kenya embassies. Well, he was a key plotter on September 11th. He took over for Osama bin Laden after Osama bin Laden's untimely demise at the hands of the United States Navy seals. President Biden announced on Monday night that zahra had been killed and he was very triumphal about it and understandable. I mean, the fact is that it's a very good thing for the United States when a high ranking terrorist in Al-Qaeda is indeed killed. He was killed by drone strike in the heart of downtown Kabul over the weekend. There's a 21 year manhunt for him. Apparently he was responsible more than anyone except for bin Laden for September 11th. Biden gave a 7 minute nationally televised address from The White House here is what it sounded like. The United States successfully concluded an air strike in Kabul, Afghanistan that killed the emir of Al-Qaeda. Iman elza weary. You know, is that where he was bin Laden's leader, he was with him all the whole time. He was his number two managed deputy at the time of terrorist attack 9 11. He was deeply involved in the planning of 9 11. One of the most responsible for the attacks and murdered 2977 people on American soil. Well, Joe Biden is very reliant on this particular story to shield him from criticism over Afghanistan. You'll notice that one of the things that he is focused very in on is the idea that no matter that the United States actually does not have assets on the ground in Afghanistan somehow will still be able to combat the terror threat in Afghanistan. According to The New York Times, American intelligence agencies track down ozu opry in Kabul earlier this year and spent months determining it really was him hiding out in a house in a crowded section of the Afghan capital by hiding out. We mean kind of living in the open, apparently. After receiving authorization from Biden a week ago, the CIA fired two hellfire missiles and killed Oswald free on a balcony of the house without killing anyone else, including members of his family or any nearby civilians according to American officials. A reminder, by the way, that the American military is unbelievably good at its job. That when the American military decides to take you out, they will take you out without killing anyone else while you stand on a balcony at 6 18 in the morning. I mean, that is pretty impressive stuff there from the American military.

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Al-Zawahri's path went from Cairo clinic to top of al-Qaida

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | Last month

Al-Zawahri's path went from Cairo clinic to top of al-Qaida

"Rumors persist of unease in the Taliban ranks particularly between the powerful group known as the Haqqani network which apparently sheltered amun Al Sari and other Taliban figures One Pakistani intelligence official who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press as he isn't authorized to speak publicly to reporters says that the killing of Al zawahiri has raised many questions Had taken over as Al-Qaeda's leader after Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan in 2011 in an operation by the navy seals the official ads the Taliban were aware of his presence in Kabul And if they were not aware of it they needed to explain their position I'm Charles De Ledesma

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Biden: Killing of al-Qaida leader is long-sought 'justice'

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | Last month

Biden: Killing of al-Qaida leader is long-sought 'justice'

"As another 9 11 anniversary approaches President Biden says one of the attacks key planners has been killed Justice has been delivered The president says a weekend drone strike in Afghanistan killed eamon Al warri who was Osama bin Laden's top Al-Qaeda deputy during the attacks before taking over the group to the families of 9 11 victims Is my hope that this decisive actual bring one more measure of closure The president described alls of wari as a vicious killer whom U.S. intelligence tracked down in a Kabul house The operation is a significant counter terror win for the Biden administration the early a year after American troops left Afghanistan military officials said Al-Qaeda was trying to rebuild and still wanted to attack the U.S. Sagar Meghani Washington

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Biden hopes al-Qaida strike brings comfort to 9/11 victims

AP News Radio

00:55 sec | 2 months ago

Biden hopes al-Qaida strike brings comfort to 9/11 victims

"President Biden says a weekend drone strike in Afghanistan killed Al-Qaeda's leader in his words delivering justice to a key 9 11 planner Aim and all zawari was Osama bin Laden's top deputy and took over Al-Qaeda in 2011 after navy seals killed bin Laden in Pakistan 11 years later this terrorist leader is no more The president says U.S. intelligence tracked all zawari to Kabul where he was hiding with his family sources say a CIA strike killed him there Sunday He will never again never again Allow Afghanistan to become a terrorist safe haven because he is gone and we're going to make sure that nothing else happens The president says he hopes also Ari's killing brings one more closure to families of 9 11 victims Sagar Meghani Washington

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Watch Live: Biden speaks after al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri killed in airstrike

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 2 months ago

Watch Live: Biden speaks after al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri killed in airstrike

"An AP source says a U.S. strike in Afghanistan killed top Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al zawahiri A source tells The Associated Press top Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al zawahiri was killed over the weekend in a U.S. Military strike in Afghanistan No other details were immediately available but The White House announced president Joe Biden would address the nation Monday night Al zawari was thought to have succeeded Osama bin Laden as Al-Qaeda's leader at his retirement news conference in June 2011 defense secretary Robert Gates said bin Laden had an advantage over Al Sari He had a peculiar charisma that

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Pat Castle Is a Very Accomplished Man of Faith

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:55 min | 4 months ago

Pat Castle Is a Very Accomplished Man of Faith

"Have you heard of life runners? Yes, you have. If you're listening to the program, I'm talking to the founder of life runners, you can go to life runners dot org, the founder is pat castle now, pat. I got a, I got a note here that tells me you're not just the founder of life runners. You graduated from the air force academy and you went on to get a PhD in nano analytical chemistry. And if I had a dime for everybody who claimed to have a PhD in nano analytical chemistry, I would have one dime. Right now. No, it's just kind of funny because you're obviously a brainy guy and you were involved militarily. I mean, just reading this, you did ten military assignments, including the weapons of mass destruction, defense officer at the base closest to Osama bin Laden on the September 11th. You were an air force academy chemistry professor. You've been doing all kinds of stuff. You have raced 22 marathons, you love Jesus. And you are, I mean, my most impressive thing is that you got a two 53 in the Marine Corps marathon. Hats off to you, my friend. That's awesome to run a sub three hour marathon. I've never run a marathon, but I just want to say, I plan to. But let me ask you just a few things. When did you were you raised in the faith or did something happen along the way that suddenly made you get serious about God? Raised in the faith. I remember in third grade when a sleepover, bob O'Connor said, pat, do you really think God is real? I remember thinking, what a silly question. Look around, of course God's real. And as you blend what you just shared, you know, my PhD in nano analytical chemistry, people would think, like, wow, you know, that must have been tough, keeping the faith. Not at all.

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Sudan Says Military Coup Thwarted; Dozens of Troops Arrested

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

02:09 min | 1 year ago

Sudan Says Military Coup Thwarted; Dozens of Troops Arrested

"Admiral to lead the lead story breaking news out of israel. This morning hadn't even made it in. The american press yet sudan claims to thwart military coup attempt. Many officers detained. Now i bring this up because sudan long ago and far away Harbored osama bin laden under a radical islamist regime. Have you been to khartoum. You're usually been to everywhere. Have you been to cartoon. I have not. He'd finally finally finally about. I'm not surprised because it was an islamist dictatorship forever right exactly. I think if. I'd said yes. You should have been very suspicious. Well why do we care about places like guinea and sudan. When coups happened admiral because the overall rule of law we wanna foster in the international community at breaks norms when elected governments of whatever stripe are overthrown be geo-strategically. We've seen again and again in these coup ridden contres bad actors bleed into it because they're largely ungoverned spaces in so many cases and we've that from afghanistan to libya to syria today to sudan. I fear for it in western africa. Guinea so i think those are the two principal reasons we oughta be concerned. One is philosophical political the others practical military beginning mogadishu or other failed states. But i do know you can give us a fairly good idea. What is living in a failed state. Like it's pretty much like what you saw in kabul over the last few weeks it masses of people desperation in their eyes extreme poverty armed gangs open trucks with skinny teenagers. Driving around with ak47's i'm describing both parts of east and west africa at this point all of those factors are part of this breakdown in lawlessness that audit concern very deeply in in all of these

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"osama bin laden" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

09:30 min | 1 year ago

"osama bin laden" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Be a strict for further investigation as to whether the current chain of command system and the goldwater-nichols actually works in wartime my two questions. I you mentioned failures of leadership and specifically focused on the president and secretary rumsfeld but the third major leader civil military operation but a civil military intelligence organization was george. Tenet the director of the cia. So i'd like to know what you see is his role and terms of leadership during this period of time because he was just as much involved as as the others were in that. And then my second. Actually i'll leave that take too much time already. Thank you sure so. The question is is the role of of george tennis director. I did not interview. George tenet. But i get it into into interview his deputy john mclaughlin and we talk about this in some detail and george tenet and john mclaughlin and the general spearheaded the war effort in afghanistan. They formulated the plan. They maintained relationships. I mean formula to plan maintain. The relationships put people on the ground and pave the way for what ultimately occurred and at tora bora for the first time price. Since the vietnam war we had civilian intelligence officers spearheading a war effort until special operations. Got there so a very rare instance. The cia had a major role. I'm not too familiar. With general or sorry with with george tenet's specific relationship with the president. I wish i could tell you more about it. I think that what i know is either in the book or its end. George tenet's memoir. There was a lot of engagement between them and the cia. I believe is a little more of a flat organization in terms of information. So lots of information got in from on the ground to see to cata tourism center and that was cofer black and had crompton. They were often at an se meetings and very often they were the ones who are briefing. The president. I don't know where george tenet fell into that ultimately but when i talked to john mclaughlin about it. My understanding from him is that he did not recall very much about the request for eight hundred rangers tora bora so what his individual on the ground in afghanistan was requesting eight hundred rangers officer. It was not coming up to him in the same way that we would expect it to come where the filter is again. As i mentioned before. I don't know i'll offer my two cents on this subject. I reread georgia's memoirs last night on the subject and high quoted. You one passage where he says. One of the most brilliant successes in the agency history. He also in a passage. I think two pages later says but we failed to get the most important target so he acknowledges in his book. The dichotomy that we started with brilliant success vis-a-vis the taliban and a botched operation to get the mastermind responsible for the bloodiest day in american history. But step back for a minute. George tenant in one hundred and two days here is in pretty awkward position first of all. He's a holdover. I've been a hold over. Holdover means you in the previous administration and for some reason they decided that you were gonna keep you into the next administration. I'm gonna hold over three times. It's very very awkward. Business first of all you go to a lot of meetings where everybody sits around the table and says those previous guys were in this room. We're all a bunch of idiots and of course you're sitting there saying i guess they don't really meet me everybody else talking about secondly you know from day one. They're thinking a lot about who's gonna replace holdover x. Who's stale here. So you're ten. Your your tenure. In office is open to a lot more question than everybody else. In the room in georgia's case. Of course there's another factor. See i just had its biggest intelligence failure arguably of all time nine eleven many many people in this country in september two thousand and one. We're calling for george tenants head They wanted this man. Fired president decided. He needed him and that he wanted to kiko. That creates a pretty interesting dynamic. Between your i who is now kind of hanging twisting in the wind and your president. It's not an enviable position for either. One of them to have been more questions right here. British for bbc news. You mentioned joshua hammered attack on indian parliament. Yes what am considering moments. Very close. relationship with intelligence agency is what would they have hoped achieve at. That point considering blown war was on in their neighborhood refuses boring into pakistan. So what did you get some idea about that. I didn't look into it too closely. To be honest. I mean there is the conspiracy theory that they were really just trying to open the back door for osama bin laden the nfc covering this very close. And maybe you can provide more insight. Great question for those of you. Who are not specialist in josh mohammed. Josh mohammed was formed in the aftermath of an earlier terrorist operation the hijacking of an indian airliner which was hijacked out of cotton. Undo the paul flu around the subcontinent to left-wing trip out to dubai and came back to candar. The demands of the hijackers were very specific for the release of three individuals. One of whom would go on to found josh mohammed. Who's still alive. Who still very active when he was released by the government was brought to kandahar hostages. Were released and he was turned over. He was immediately turned over to the isi and taken on a fundraising tour across pakistan to raise funds for josh muhammad so to say the josh muhammad and the isi have a close relationship is barely to begin to describe how close this relationship is now. We don't know what the purpose of the attack on the indian parliament is but it's pretty hard to take at face value the assertions of government that they knew nothing about it that they weren't involved in it that this was all serendipity that suddenly occurred at that time it's to me one of the one of the most interesting questions about the whole first period right after nine eleven. Because i can. I can make an argument to you that the whole purpose of attack was to make it possible for osama bin laden lamar and the rest of these people get away by distracting attention away from the eastern borders the western borders of pakistan to the eastern borders of pakistan. I can't prove it. But this is a pretty powerful circumstantial case ex question to the ladies. Bruce you're my favorite holdover but my question is to the author. Thank you for your presentation and i. I would appreciate it if you could clarify something that i didn't quite hear. I think you were pointing to the impact of human emotions when you refer to one of your mentors ice. And who went with steve hadley to a nine eleven site. I don't know which one but he got a telephone call. And i simply lost. Hearing what was the content of the telephone call. Was it of vermouth of report of another attack. That was planned so when he was in new york city at the nine eleven site a couple of weeks later he was with vice president cheney and he received a phone call saying that the white house sensors that detect biological attacks went off and apparently it was botulinum which is one of the world's most deadly biological agents if you have a proper type of botulinum and you were to spread it out evenly could kill a million people in one small one gram vial super super potent so the question was whether it was real or whether it was a false alarm and they were testing on mice if the mice survived after something like twenty four hours then everybody was okay if they were feet up in the white house was going to die and so he had to go at nine eleven sites and go informed vice president cheney and they had to go together and talk with the president about how to plan for the line of succession. I think that. I mean there was a after nine eleven then telling threshold for what made it to the president in terms of threats went way.

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"osama bin laden" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

06:41 min | 1 year ago

"osama bin laden" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"From western pakistan to eastern pakistan. Now anyone who is involved in planning that attack on the indian parliament knew that at a minimum that would happen a maximum. It might have started a war between india and pakistan and one of the most interesting unresolved questions yves talks about it. But he doesn't have the answer. I don't have the answer either. Is who made that happen. Who came up with that decision. And what role did osama bin laden play that. Sorry to disappoint you. the answer. That question is not in this book. It's probably in the archives of the isi and those are planned to be open to the world sometime. Well actually. there is no plan to ever open simpler. Let's step back from this for a minute. Because i think one of the interesting things you do at the end of the book is contrast president bush's handling of this operation in tora bora in two thousand one with president obama's handling of the raid to go after osama bin laden in two thousand eleven. And just quote what you say. Ultimately the manner in which george w bush and barack obama interacted with their military subordinates shaped the outcomes of their operations to kill or capture osama bin laden president bush's and secretary rumsfeld's absent role in the battle of tora. Bora insured bin. Laden's escape will president obama's active involvement in the book about raid prevented the operation from going iraq. Say a little more about contrasting styles and what president obama did. The president. Bush didn't do share. I do want to point out initially that these are very different. Circumstances nation was at war in a moment of crisis in nine eleven and at tora bora that was not the same case in two thousand eleven. And planning the raid. They're different circumstances but what brings them together is. Both presidents had an opportunity to go. After bin laden there was a level of uncertainty and both had to deal with the military and going forward. I mentioned a little bit already. That president bush and secretary rumsfeld were not engage at all at what was going on tora bora in contrast when you look at the way. President obama handles the military. He had a level of active active involvement. That really got out down into practically every detail as you may know when the abbad rate occurred at the two helicopters were moving towards the compound. The first one went down and it actually crashed at to crash. Land was disabled. while during the planning process. President obama looked at the resources dedicated for the battle. And he said i'm sorry. This is not enough. We don't have enough individuals to allow the seals to battle the way out of pakistan. If they have to. And we don't have enough resources in case something goes wrong. So he specified that up to four additional helicopters. Were to go on the raid to landed in the middle of nowhere and pakistan's at a riverbed and waited too on the afghan side. That first helicopter went down. The other one was ready to go came over immediately. It's about a. I think a ninety minute flight. I'm sorry maybe forty five minute flight about about it took the pakistani military much less than that time to respond to the the downed aircraft message. So had there not been those those helicopters there we have been looking at a major international incident where navy seals were battling pakistani military forces. They could have been an extraordinarily different difficult circumstance and because president obama really got down in the details we can say the operation went off without a major hitch. I do want to say so that this can be looked at really politically. And i don't mean for it to be that case. Because president obama or president bush really felt filled his role and stepped into it. As you got more involved into his into his presidency. If you look at the way that he handled the surge in two thousand six in two thousand seven he listened to the military advice and he overruled them and so he did get down into the details. He did examine the information necessary. And i think he did the right thing so. I hope that it's not considered a political comparison. Because it's just two different instances in time where they're both going after bin laden underscore that point. This is this is not an advertisement for the dnc and after president obama's now running again so it'd be a waste of the dnc. He's tired what it is trying to do. Is take a look at leadership role of leadership and the lessons that we can learn from all of this to be fair to the bush administration. They were responding to an extraordinary event. The attack of nine eleven which created a sense of panic in the united states. They nervous breakdown if you wanted to. There was a sense that any moment there could be another attack on the united states of america. President obama in two thousand eleven was in a very different place. There wasn't a sense of imminent threat to the united states homeland and he had the opportunity to spend as much time as he wanted to before he decided to send in the seals. If he'd wanted to wait another month he there was. Nobody was no pressure coming from the outside world because none of us knew what he and his inner circle knew that they had a reasonable belief that they'd found a lot so accepting these differences. I think that the other big question. That i just want to close my part of this interview with you is. What are the lessons learned if you look at two thousand one. A failure of the counter terrorism mission. What lessons can we learn from out about future counterterrorism missions and future military operations and intelligence operations like this show actually like to go back to point and very quickly before i address it. One of my professors who i consider close mentor wasn't a high level position during this time in two thousand and one and he was at the nine eleven site a couple of weeks later with vice president. Cheney and he gets a call from stephen hadley who was the deputy national security advisor saying that the biotoxin detectors in the white house had gone off and apparently it was botulinum and in twenty four hours. Everybody in the white house would be dead if it was an actual attack so he had to go over while at the nine eleven site. That is still smoldering and tell the vice president that and begin to plan for the chain of succession then..

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We Must Not Let the Future Generations Forget 9/11

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:12 min | 1 year ago

We Must Not Let the Future Generations Forget 9/11

"So as we look at twenty years later at nine eleven we have to do. And this is a call to action for every single adult out there in every single parent which you need to tell this generation didn't grow up with nine eleven. What happened on nine eleven. We have people that work for us at turning point. Usa that have no memory of nine eleven. None you now have a generation of leaders that are going to be growing up with no idea of what it's like where your entire world. All of geopolitics changes almost overnight. Air travel changed for good. How the military change almost everything chain. I know so. Many members of my generation have their own story of where they were and how it happened. And it's really it's really important question. And it's one that you think about it. Osama bin laden and his evil partners they wanna make america less free. They wanted to make america weaker

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"osama bin laden" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

04:22 min | 1 year ago

"osama bin laden" Discussed on Fresh Air

"How did he play hidden in creating his image. At the height of the of the war against the soviets the might have been three hundred. Arab circled afghan arabs on the battlefield. Meanwhile the you know somewhere between one hundred seventy five thousand to two hundred and fifty thousand afghans at any moment fighting the soviet. So the arabs. Virtually no impact on in any you know strategically or even operationally on the war in afghanistan. But in bouma's mind. There is no doubt that he himself fought with almost suicidal bravery against the soviets in nineteen eighty seven. He and Some of his kind of follow us set up a military camp quite near a soviet base and they fought for two or three weeks against soviet special up special forces But you know bin laden setup this military camp you didn't have any strategic impact when the war the afghans don't really need help with fighting but imbalanced mind the his arabs. The people his follows helped defeat a superpower. I think this was absolutely delusional One of many delusions he had but it was a delusion that he felt very strongly and wish ed by others. Because you know. John lewis came to cover bin laden including Jamal kashogi who of course was quoted by the saudis in two thousand eighteen in istanbul. But jamal kashogi was the first mainstream journalists to cover bin laden and wrote a pretty low masterpiece and our big annan english documenting bin laden and his efforts and bear in mind that there are several thousand members of the saudi royal family. None of whom were fighting in afghanistan here is bin laden a member of a prominent a saudi family fighting himself personally against the soviet some recruiting people to fight against this and so it was kind of a heroic story and there's no doubt that dan lavin four with some bravery but what affected it have on the larger war. The answer is virtually nothing. You're right that he formed al qaeda there actually documents that show this. I guess in nineteen eighty eight Moves to sedan and operates there and eventually is forced to leave because he's creating problems with the saudi regime and they They exert pressure to get to force him to leave. He relocates in afghanistan and in this period. He's angry about american troops intervening after the iraqi invasion of kuwait. He doesn't like to see all these american troops in muslim countries and he begins planning mass attacks that will kill large numbers of civilians. Do we know why he chose that. Approach the why questions are very difficult in history. Why bin laden went down the path. He did i. I i try and explain to the reader. How did he get that. Because i think how is is perhaps more clear way of explaining it. So i i think there was nothing inevitable about how bin laden this shy religious teenager then becomes the leader of a group dedicated a mass motor..

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"osama bin laden" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:33 min | 1 year ago

"osama bin laden" Discussed on Fresh Air

"He reminded me a little bit of hitler. You're moving around these divisions at the end of world war two. that didn't exist. We need to take a break here. Let me reintroduce it. We are speaking with peter. Bergen his new book is the rise and fall of osama bin laden will continue our conversation in just a moment. This is fresh air. This is fresh air and our guest. Is peter bergen. He's journalist and author. Who's written several books about al-qaeda and other jihadist movements. His new book is a biography of osama bin laden called the rise and fall of osama bin laden. You write about his early life and this is interesting stuff. I mean he came from a wealthy family The money was from this construction company that his father founded he became a close friend of the saudi royal family and they became enormously rich. What kind of relationship. That osama bin laden half with his two parents well with his father mohammad bin laden founded this you know basically came to saudi arabia in one thousand nine hundred ninety just before you know this huge gosh of petrodollars landed on the kingdom and yeah. He adeptly kind of took advantage of that but to become the largest construction magnet in in the saudi kingdom bin. Laden's relationship with his father. Was i think virtually non-existent. I mean this is a bin laden. Had fifty four siblings And bin laden's father married his his mother in in syria when she was a teenager he was the belongs. Father was around fifty when they go married And build on soil his father. It looks like he only met with his the five times in his entire life. His father died When bin laden was ten bin laden appears had only one one one meeting with his father. So you know. The parents divorced when bin laden was only two so his his his relationship with his father was nonexistent really but he did believe that he was kind of a filling an important mission his father his father supposedly said that one of his songs would sort of fight jihad holy war and bin laden felt that he was kind of fulfilling his father's wishes his relationship with his mother was very warm You know he we kiss her hands he would make small talk with our complimentary like on a cooking always remained very very close to her. Even when he was on the ron in sudan and afghanistan in the nineties he would communicate with her to extend that he could so hit very warm relationship with his mother so he grew up in this family that had enormous wealth. And you know some wealthy missed. Middle eastern families would send their children to be educated in western countries Many of the united states and many were known for a very lavish lifestyle. There's a photo you have in the book. It's really this remarkable photo of. I guess maybe twenty or so members of the bin laden family on vacation in sweden in nineteen seventy one. You want to describe this photo and you included it. This is a pretty well known photo. All the bin laden family on vacation. I think there were twenty three bin laden siblings in the picture one of whom maybe osama bin laden there's some debate about it But the launch point is is that salem bin laden who took over the family the oldest brother took over the family business when his father mohammed bin laden died In a plane crash You know he was a very westernized Guy he People would a house in orlando kind of state. He basically Play the guitar play. Where have all the flowers gone on these kinds of nineteen sixties hits so..

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CIA Veteran: Al-Qaida Will Rebuild Within Afghanistan

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | 1 year ago

CIA Veteran: Al-Qaida Will Rebuild Within Afghanistan

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting a CIA veteran expects al Qaeda to rebuild within Afghanistan Michael Morell who was the C. I. A. analyst who briefed president George W. bush on September eleven two thousand one said Tuesday he's convinced the Taliban will invite al Qaeda to rebuild in Afghanistan or L. who twice served as acting CIA director spoke at an online forum sponsored by the US attorney's office for the Eastern District of Virginia it was one of a series of panels this week to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the September eleven attacks rail twice served as acting CIA director and he briefed president Barack Obama on the intelligence that led to the killing of Osama bin laden he said there's no doubt in his mind the Taliban will give safe haven to al Qaeda and he believes al Qaeda's intention will be to build capability so they can attack us here at home Mike Rossio Washington

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Taliban Kill Squad Hunting Down Afghans Using US Biometric Data

John and Ken on Demand

01:54 min | 1 year ago

Taliban Kill Squad Hunting Down Afghans Using US Biometric Data

"That the taliban has a special unit called out ishaq hoop and they hunt down. Afghans who helped the us allies and they are now using us equipment at data that tracked down the afghans because we left behind a lot of hand held scanners which tap into a massive biometric database all the afghans who helped us We took their fingerprints. We took a photo of their irises and collected biographical data and seven thousand. Handheld scanners were circulating. We don't know how many we left behind. And but now al says they have the information so There's there's at should the sister al qaeda who's alicja. Al is part of the hawk connie network which is well. This is part of the problem. It's a terror group aligned with the taliban and the taliban's aligned with al qaeda right but not isis right economy and And the taliban are intertwined and Let me see here. There there's a hi. Connie family and one of the family members is now zoot hakim. Oh honey of course. He revealed the history and command structure of out. East asia It's a brigade of more than two thousand fighters that is named after khalil. Connie who had a five million dollar bounty on his head and he leads a unit Is he's the brother of the late to jolla in her. Connie who was osama bin laden's mentor and later served as cabinet minister for the

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Whose Propaganda Is Worse: Biden Administration or the Taliban?

Mark Levin

01:23 min | 1 year ago

Whose Propaganda Is Worse: Biden Administration or the Taliban?

"Me show you what else I'm seeing. Bleed into our media here. And that is that, uh, Well, look, uh, the Taliban really do seem to be changing. They're making all kinds of promises. Here. They They say they will work with us after the fact you heard Blinken say it. So what Blinken says the media will regard you take And yet NBC is now reporting this just broke. That the Taliban spokes idiot The spokes. Terrorists said that there's no evidence Osama bin Laden was involved in 9 11. What do you think of that? Mr Producer? There's no evidence Osama bin Laden was involved in 9 11, but we're going to believe this guy when he says for sure. After August 31 you just show up with your papers will let you through. I don't know whose propaganda is worse, the Taliban or the Biden administration. The Taliban or the Biden administration. They're both lying. The bite administration wants you to believe that you can rely on the Taliban, but we're going to be very careful What we know who they are. Yeah, Yeah. They speak out of both sides of the man. We know they're dangerous. We know who they are, but they promised they said, you know. We have to rely on their word. Because that's all they've got The bad administration when they pulled the military at the first time, and they're pulling it out

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How Chaos In Afghanistan Emboldened Terrorism - burst 1

The Outspoken Oppa

14:14 min | 1 year ago

How Chaos In Afghanistan Emboldened Terrorism - burst 1

"Chaos in afghanistan upton as president biden withdrew military forces leading to a forceful takeover by the taliban today august seventeenth. We will dive into one of the greatest foreign policy. The buckles in modern history. Good afternoon. i'm meeting. Kim and this is the outspoken oma quote. Joe biden has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy national security issue over the past four decades and quote. Who said that not trump not a partisan congressmen or republican operative. That was robert gates. The former secretary of defense under president obama for three years and today as we see significant foreign policy the buckle unfolds in afghanistan that quote is once again reaffirmed now quickly dive into some basic background information as to what is transpiring in afghanistan back in mid april president biden announced immediate withdrawal all american troops from afghanistan by september eleventh. Twenty twenty one. Obviously september eleven was chosen dates because that was to recognize the anniversary of the september eleventh terrorist attacks and which led to the immediate was occupation of afghanistan because at the time afghanistan was harboring osama bin laden on august fifteenth. The taliban took over the capital of kabul effectively toppling. Afghanistan's governments later afghan. President ghani fled the country right before taliban leadership storm the presidential palace and thousands of afghan citizens fled to kabul international airport to skip the taliban. Now while oldest was transpiring. President biden was in camp david and he was strong criticized because he didn't have a strong message or strong immediate message in response to all of this so he traveled back to washington. Dc to address the nation from the white house one of the biggest elements that he was criticized for in the speech was the blame game in which he played and one of the obviously notable people in which she blames forwarded the buckle in afghanistan was trump and sort of implied some blame to bush and obama. He said quote when i came into office. I inherited deal that president trump negotiated with taliban on the his agreement. Us forces would be out of afghanistan. May i twenty twenty one. Just a little over three months after i took office. Us forces had already drawn down during trump administration from roughly fifteen thousand five hundred american force to two thousand five hundred troops in country. The taliban was strongest militarily. Since two dozen one the choice i had to make as your president was added to follow through on that agreement or be prepared to go back to fighting the taliban in the middle of the spring fighting season and quote. And but if you actually look at the deal that trump's state department may with taliban it's not what biden actually described in his address at a nation. Mike pompeo who was secretary of state under president trump said in a recent interview that the deal of the taliban was strictly conditional which meant that deal was was strictly predicated on the taliban committing to a peaceful transfer of power in order for america to withdraw after that commitment to a peaceful transfer of power appel said in a recent interview quote we would have demanded the taliban actually deliver on the conditions that we let out in the agreement including the agreement to engage in meaningful power sharing agreement some that which we struggled to get them to do but made it clear it was going to be required before we completed requirements to fulfil foley withdrawal and unquote. And you know there are some criticisms of the deal. Mike pompeo made with the taliban. Obviously the taliban actually pursuing a peaceful transfer of power from the afghan government was not going to happen. I mean we actually thought. That was being overly idealistic. So people had that criticism upon pales deal but even if biden did not agree with the policy that trump's state departments made in efforts to come to some sort of consensus with the taliban he kind of reversed it. I mean he was president for seven months. Which meant that. He'd independence day department and independence defense department and he could have used his powers as the chief executive to to reverse a deal that the previous administration made i mean for his entire time as president of the united states reversed nearly every single policy. That trump did while he was president. So this is no exception. I mean he should own up to the flaws of the policies in which he tried to pursue in addition to to trump he also blamed the afghan military. He said quote. The truth is but this did on for the more quickly than we had anticipated. So what happened. Afghanistan political leader escape up and fled the country the afghan military collapse. Sometimes we're not trying to fight if anything developments at the past week reinforced the ending. Us military involvement in afghanistan. No was the right decision. American troops cannot ensure not be fighting a war and dying in award. Afghan forces are not willing to fight for themselves and quotes. This is honestly one of the most politically cynical things that i've ever heard biden say the afghan forces are not willing to fight for themselves. Fifty thousand afghan military soldiers died in darndest entire two decades of us occupation of afghanistan. And the reason why they cannot successively defend themselves against the taliban was because biden himself pulled out a contractors and basically destroyed the afghans dependency on us military which are obviously undermined the ability of afghan military to counter act opposing taliban forces. According to the wall street journal quote in the wake of president biden's withdrawal decision the us pulled its airports air support intelligence and contractors servicing afghanistan planes and helicopters. This meant that afghan military simply cannot operate anymore and quote. Admittedly afghan leadership was significantly underprepared in the wake of the draw because as by afghan officials did not believe america will draw however according to andrew watkins a senior analyst for afghanistan and at the international prizes group research advocacy organization. There was no evidence that the taliban significantly increased their manpower and argue. The only reason why there's summer offensive was successful was due to a lack of us. Air strikes which meant that biden's administration shorter significant blame for the dismantling of the afghan government. What biden actually expect to happen when he pulled the entire the tire. Us presence from afghanistan if the afghan military dependent so much on the us occupation of afghan for the viability of their own independent military force. Then of course when they pulled out of afghanistan. The afghan military by itself was not sufficient enough to defend against the taliban if you're pulling out intelligence contracts that were vital for the dependency of the afghan military than have military is expected to fall when the taliban was advancing to the nation's capital and one of the other things that addition to buy actually blaming everyone except for himself for the marco afghanistan biden also discussed casualties in the in the afghan occupation. He said quote. Lemme ask those who wanted to wanted us to stay. How many more how. Many thousands more of american daughters and sons are willing to risk and quotes according to abc news. There's not been a single american combat death since february eighth twenty which was eighteen months ago. That's not to belittle the two thousand three hundred twelve american soldiers that lost life in afghanistan. But it is the suggests that thousands of stationed american soldiers in the lead up to the afghanistan pull out were not being bogged down by precipitous warfare in combat honestly by contrast more than fifty one thousand taliban fighters were killed by american armed forces which shows a major power imbalance in military superiority between taliban in american forces but aside from that by reportedly sent five thousand additional troops back in afghanistan to aid withdrawal despite his call for not putting sons and daughters at risk he just said that it was egregious to put american sons and daughters at risk for filled mission. So what is different about the five thousand additional troops. He sending back into afghanistan. Aren't those sons and daughters. Also at risk and to add insult injury tens of thousands of american citizens have been left behind it in afghanistan in the withdrawal according to the washington according to wall street journal an estimated ten thousand fifteen thousand new citizens remained in afghanistan so yes it is tragic. Every single american soldier died in. afghanistan is a tragedy. No one is disputing dance but suggests that afghanistan was a present danger to the current military soldiers. There from february twenty is simply not true and biden. Really closer to speech with i think when idiotic things that he said in his entire speech close with kohl's diplomacy he said quote. We will continue to support the afghan people we will lead before. Diplomacy or international influence in or humanitarian aid will continue to push for regional diplomacy and engaging prevent violence and instability will continue to speak out for the basic rights at the afghan people of women and girls just as we speak all around the world and quote and my question is just how. How can you negotiate with radical barbaric terrorist group that subject it's ethnic religious and gender minorities to brutal torture and murder. How can you negotiate with democratic for cystic regime. That is responsible for thousands of american lives. I mean honestly gonna ask nicely are gonna get on your knees and begged them to treat the afghanistan woman fairly. I mean i don't understand why biden continues to believe that's diplomacy instead of for actually using military forces is the correct way to go and this brings us back to. What was this for honestly at the end of the day with withdrawn. Us military forces from afghanistan he effectively reversed two decades of foreign policy and the initial mission of counter terrorism and preventing a staging ground for al-qaeda according to the pentagon united states government has been eighty three billion dollars in bolstering the afghanistan government and which is effectively gone to waste. I mean we spend easily billion dollars to bolster an afghan military but the afghan military is so reliance on the american forces to to help them to secure them. But when the american forces are removed from the afghan military to aid them than the billion dollar investment goes down the drain and now according to you defense and state department officials six billion dollars in military equipment including eight hundred fifty mine-resistant ambushed protected vehicles were abandoned in withdrawal which six billion dollars in. Us military equipment is now in the hands of taliban and other terrorist organizations additionally chairman of the joint chiefs of staff mark milley addressed congressional leaders and said that they will move the terrorist threats in afghanistan from medium according to axios which meant that. Obviously you're going to see a rise in terrorism and afghanistan and now that the taliban effectively controls its governments and to add insult injury the inside reports that taliban militants released thousands of prisoners from afghan prisons with links to islamic jihadist groups and al qaeda. So what has changed in the past two decades. We've tried to counter terrorism. We tried to decrease the the influence of kind of effectively imprisoning or killing al qaeda militants. We tried to decrease the the power of the taliban and we tried to effectively counteract attacks by the islamic jihadist groups. But it seems to me after this withdrawal after the dust settled what is going to be. The state of afghanistan will be similar to the state of afghanistan when we first invaded and his brings me to a new york times article which discussed heavier mackey. Who was a former first class army. Special forces soldier with several afghanistan deployments and will shot twice and he said in an interview with the new york times quote. I sacrificed a lot. I saw death every day every year. And the guys. I soaked with new would probably come to an end like this. But the chaos and made his andre after everything we gave. I just wish that had been away to leave. With honor and quote for people like mackey. There is a question that rang in numerous veterans. What was it for the situation. Afghanistan has become similar to america. I evaded two decades ago. All the bloodshed in lives lost in pursuit of counter-terrorism only define the terrorism revitalize. This president has trade the continuing efforts of veterans and committed a damaging dereliction of duty as commander in chief of the armed forces is devastating. What is happening in afghanistan and we can only hope citizens in afghanistan. Remain safe in this critical juncture. All right before we signed off. I like to extend a special. Thank you to my uncle. Who has made this podcast possible and untitled one of my greatest supporters okay. Today's episode the spokane podcast. You could read articles on a variety of important topics at outspoken opa dot com and follow us on instagram twitter facebook and linked in. Also if you'd like to show want to support it. Please go vis a five star review on apple podcasts and listened to our other episodes wherever you hear your podcasts. I'm thinking in. This is the outspoken oba. The outspoken oboe. Podcast is hosted by ethan kim directed by luc him and added by actually awesome the podcast independent production by the elbow from above. 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Thousands Flee Another Lost American War

The Splendid Table

02:10 min | 1 year ago

Thousands Flee Another Lost American War

"Years after countless deaths and $2 trillion in spending, Afghanistan is back in the hands of the Taliban. Many people are remembering the fall of Saigon in 1975, but this week's rapid fall of Kabul has brought its own unforgettable images now seared into our memories. Okay. There was this girl. Yeah, you know that thousands of Afghans flooding into the Kabul airport desperate to flee. Gut wrenching scenes of crowds of people running alongside and clinging onto an American military plane as he gathered speed across the runway and that video that went viral of bodies falling off the plane and plummeting through the air seconds after it took off. This is how it ended. Mission in Afghanistan was never supposed to been nation building. It was never supposed to be created. A unified centralized democracy are only vital national interest in Afghanistan remains today. What has always been Preventing and a terrorist attack on American homeland. But when President George W. Bush ordered the invasion of Afghanistan, where the Taliban had been harboring Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda had a very different vision about the U. S mission in America, not only fights for our security But we fight for the values we hold dear. We strongly reject The Taliban way. We strongly reject their brutality toward women and Children. He promised the US would defeat the Taliban and help rebuild a stable and peaceful country. American or allies. What? We'll do our part in the rebuilding of Afghanistan. We learned our lessons from the past. We will not leave until the mission. It's complete. Some Afghans took that promise to heart.

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The Cost of the 20-Year War in Afghanistan

TIME's Top Stories

02:04 min | 1 year ago

The Cost of the 20-Year War in Afghanistan

"Leaving afghanistan was the right call but it may haunt biden and the us forever by ian bremmer. Bremmer is a foreign affairs columnist and editor at large at time the last week saw the unceremonious end to the longest military adventure in american history. The botched withdrawal from afghanistan is the first major foreign policy crisis of the biden administration and surely the largest since nine eleven it is also largely self inflicted. The failure lies not in the decision to exit afghanistan. But in the way the us went about leaving indeed the decision to leave made initially by trump and ratified by biden remains strategically sound but as the tragic events of the past week of shown making the right decision as one thing carrying it out. Well is an entirely different story. It is a failure that could cost president biden and america more than they bargained for. Why was withdrawal. The right call biden inherited a broken peace process and the prospect of a renewed conflict with a strengthened taliban. If he reneged on trump's commitments this is not to say that his hands were inextricably tied he could have chosen to continue the fight however as the record shows and he expressed clearly in his address to the nation on august sixteenth biden himself has long believed that the us should draw down. Its presence in afghanistan for several reasons. He's right the mission. The american people were sold was accomplished. The war. that followed was unwinnable on october. Sixth two thousand one president bush issued an ultimatum to the taliban shutdown al qaeda's base of operations closing their training facilities and hand over osama bin laden. The taliban refused

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"osama bin laden" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:50 min | 1 year ago

"osama bin laden" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Here's dave when navy seals shot osama bin laden in that two thousand eleven raid in pakistan to confirm his identity that compared his face to one in photos they were carrying and they noticed a discrepancy. The osama in the photos had a greybeard the beard on the man before them was jet black the reason bin laden had been using just for men hair dye. That's one of the details. You'll find a new book about bin laden by our guest. Peter bergen as we approach the twentieth anniversary of the september eleventh attacks. Bergen is publishing a biography of the founder of al qaida. Bergen has spent much of his career reporting on al qaeda in the global jihadist movement in nineteen ninety seven. He travelled to afghanistan for cnn to produce the first television interview of bin laden. He's published six previous books including several about al qaeda and he was the only journalist to get inside bin. Laden's compound after the us raid before it was demolished. His new book is based in part on material seized in the raid on on hundreds of interviews including conversations with a dozen of bin laden's inner circle. Bergen writes in the new book that he wanted to understand why bin laden created an organization dedicated to the mass murder of civilians. Peter bergen is still a national security analyst for cnn. He's also vice president for global studies fouls at the think tank new america. And he's a professor at arizona state university where he co directs the center on the future of war. His new book is the rise and fall of osama bin laden. Will peter bergen. Welcome back to fresh air. You've written so much about osama bin laden. What kind of new source material were you able to draw on this new research. Well a key tool this was it was only in late. Two thousand seventeen. The trump administration released the four hundred. Seventy thousand files were about about pakistan included in which was Something that was described by the cia. As bin laden's journal it turned out to be something slightly different It's also handwritten in arabic. It was the kind of a family journal that the bin laden family kept essentially in the law. Several weeks of bin laden's life and it's kind of good window into you know both what he was thinking of the time and also what. His two older wives were thinking and his and his adult children because they basically were kind of perplexed about what to do about the events of the arab spring which bin laden well understood as the most important event you're in the middle east arguably in centuries was his own view of it And yet you know his ideas. His followers were were absent in in. At least the you know the first several months of the arab spring right yet. There's a lot of fascinating material here about those last months before the us raid in pakistan At this compound where bin laden was was hiding you know he was. I guess the most haunted man on earth at that point and he had a lot of people living with him. How many who were they. Well the total was twenty seven Sixteen of his own family and eleven yet two bodyguards and their families. So you know typically when we think of a fugitive we don't think of a fugitive taking Three wives and dozen kids and grandkids with them bin laden. You know one of the teams. The book has bin laden For his many vices and y'all the evil that he an indefinite destruction that he calls he was something of a family man and he wanted to have his family around him. And in fact the folks of the cia who really tracking bin laden do the best. You know the fact that he this mysterious group of people who are living in this compound Seemed to include many family members. You know for them. That was a towel that it might..

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"osama bin laden" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

04:03 min | 1 year ago

"osama bin laden" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Including yours for best adapted screenplay. How has your life changed since then First of all thanks for having me back and it was lovely speaking to you. Then i've since become a fan so thanks so thank you You know it's it's really interesting after the academy awards you know a lot of opportunities sort of showed up at my doorstep and i kind of you know didn't take a lot of them not to this moment i don't fully know i do know some of it had to do with just growing up waiting for the other shoe to drop Go growing up anticipating you know the bear around the corner as Some specialists will say you know grow up with a lot of trauma you grew up with a lot of disappointment and and not not feeling protected. You kind of think. Oh will when this good thing happens. It's only in you know it's in service of this really bad thing that's about to come on and so i wasn't really spending a lot of time feeling great about the accomplishment My best friend was with me the night at the academy awards and and we get to the you know. The the governor's ball and the vanity fair party. And i must have been there for fifteen to twenty minutes before i was like. I gotta go home and i left. I left the veteran pair party with all these amazing things happening and stories to tell. But i i couldn't. There was nothing. I wasn't feeling excited. I was feeling scared and nervous. And and out of place and it just reminds me so much of david. David makes man in the sense that he's very different from you but he like you seemed haunted by the trauma of the past and is having difficulty getting past that you know. David's mother was crack addicted. She got sober in the series And ns really a kind of change person but for you like your mother never made it to that and and she died of complications from from aids. And how old were you when she died. twenty two There's actually two differences. I mean you know. My mother had a crack addiction But also suffered from severe depression and undiagnosed and Was rarely offered in the access or resources to that. And i think david is addicted to a substance but has a kind of addiction to this chaos. Because that's all he knows and so when he's triggered right he goes into this kind of Fugu state where he's just really. He uses all of his passion all of his imagination to make these really big dangerous decisions and that was really important to me. Because i do that more than i've i've not been. I don't think i have substance abuse. I don't really drink. But i i. I sometimes throw myself into these really scary situations and powerfully chaotic situations in order to to make my life feel like it's normal weight. What can i stop you there. Sure can you give us an example. Boulevard you're talking about. Yeah like all of a sudden. I need to run a play writing program and right television show and you know for example. I remember one time. I was flying back and forth from miami to new york to la every two days in order to work and that my sound great people like. Oh that's amazing. That's an amazing life to lead. I was getting sick all the time. My anxiety was really high. I wasn't eating very well. I wasn't taking care of myself. I was just throwing myself at the work. And so in a capitalist society we think oh that's normal. That's what you do until you realize that i'm not. I'm not enjoying anything people..

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"osama bin laden" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

05:50 min | 1 year ago

"osama bin laden" Discussed on Fresh Air

"You wrote recently. That president biden speech explaining his decision to withdraw from. Afghanistan was the worst of his presidency. yeah it seems clear that the taliban is advancing I guess the question is on the other side you know. Is it affected for the united states to be in a place like this. You know troops that don't speak the local languages and don't know the local customs can make mistakes and there's a long history of billions spent on projects that don't get much done What what sort of future would there be for afghanistan with a continued. Us presence. You know we're still. In south korea seventy five years plus off to the end of the korean war and there are twenty five thousand plus american troops there now. South korea is not afghanistan. South korea was one of the poorest countries in the world at the end of the korean war in nineteen fifty three. and now it's One of the richest Afghanistan is in south korea. But the point is is that you know under an american national security umbrella. Any number of countries have done quite well Whether that's off korea or germany or japan and i think afghanistan you know we know what went wrong. It's well known but there were many things that went bright You know gals could go to school. Women could have jobs. There's a very healthy independent media with literally. Hundreds of tv and radio stations in afghanistan. Child mortality rates plummeted. I mean there. There are a lot of things that have gone right and by the way in twenty years is not that long time For for real. Change to take place i mean. The good thing is from is that there's a whole new generation of afghans. It's one of one of the youngest countries in the world. I think seventy percent of the population is under the age of twenty five Th there is no nostalgia amongst this group really to go back to the taliban the taliban i don't think we'll be able to able to take over afghanistan. My concern is that there's going to be a very brutal civil war that will make the previous war. That has been going on in afghanistan since nine eleven. Look like a croquet match by comparison. This question of whether al-qaeda and the taliban were what their relationship is has come up over the years. I mean Osama bin laden had plenty of trouble with the leaders of the taliban when when he was there Did any of the documents that were captured in the raid in pakistan. Tell us more about the relationship between al qaeda and lose alan..

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"osama bin laden" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:14 min | 1 year ago

"osama bin laden" Discussed on Fresh Air

"So i mean he he had a bunch of delusions they started with kind of what the american reaction would be to nine eleven They continued with when he was on the wrong about you know. Basically he believed that al qaeda would be able to mountain other attack on the united states. He was very hopeful about this and You know he seemed not to understand that. Al qaeda basically being largely decimated in the media off nine eleven. I quote one of his longtime associates in the book. Who says that. All the one thousand nine hundred arab fighters who are living in afghanistan. A time of nine eleven sixteen sixteen hundred of them were killed or captured in the immediate often. Off the nine eleven attacks there was other people in al-qaeda understand understood that the nine eleven attacks had been sort of account makasi mission for al-qaeda and bin laden was telling them you need you need to kill president barack obama will kill general david portrayals or don't although vice them vice president joe biden because he's not prepared to be president but he was sort of inciting them to do these attacks and who's going to do that I quote john. James clapper who was the director of national intelligence. The time of bin laden's death who said you know. He reminded me a little bit of hitler. You're moving around these divisions at the end of two didn't exist. There's little view. That's i guess somewhat widely held that the pakistanis must have known where bin laden was and must have been hiding him or assisting in deciding. We're turning a blind eye would is your research. Say i mean it's hard to prove negatives but as far as i can tell this is simply no evidence for for for that view bin laden was hiding from people on the were living with him. On the compound. He was extremely paranoid. There was no reason for him to inform somebody in the pakistani government about where he was in fact. Al-qaeda took a very hostile view of the pakistani government Planning military operations against pakistani targets bin laden in the four hundred seventy thousand files that have been released publicly from about about There is simply no evidence that bin laden was being protected by pakistani officials was in communication with pakistani officials That pakistani officials knew where he was So the reason. I think this view Arises is you know he was living relative close close to the pakistan's equivalent of west point and so people sort of say well the pakistani must've known but in fact they were befuddled by The fact that he was living in about a bodice as anybody else and in fact the united states was listening. In on pakistani communications the night of bin laden was died and pakistani leaders. Were clearly kind of sort of finding the situation very strange and didn't understand what was going on. So there's no evidence that bin laden was being protected by pakistani officials. it's a widespread view But that doesn't mean it's true. We need to take a break here. Let me reintroduce you again. We are speaking with peter. Bergen he's an author and journalist who spent years studying al-qaeda and other jihadist movements. His new book is a biography of bin laden. It's called the rise and fall of osama bin laden..

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"osama bin laden" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

05:52 min | 1 year ago

"osama bin laden" Discussed on Fresh Air

"So bin laden was hiding from people on his own compound. These two guys that were working there are sometimes described as bodyguards. They were really much more than that. Right yeah i mean you know. Bin laden didn't treat them particularly well. One of the interesting things that comes out of these documents is how how angry. They were about You know basically. They were being paid one hundred dollars a month. In in currency bin laden always always been something of a miser and they were taking these an almost risks looking after the two worlds most wanted man and his family members and they were very concerned they were concerned that they would be found. They were telling bin laden. He couldn't bring additional family members into the compound. His third wife who'd been living under house arrest in iran showed up and bodyguards. Said they wouldn't go and pick her up and bring her into the compound in the end. She appeared I'd the compound against Sort of the the better judgement of the bodyguards and bin laden was at one point. She wrote a formal letter. Two bodyguards on january fifteenth. Two thousand eleven few months before he was killed. Saying you know. I understand that. Our disagreements become so profound that even though you live on the same compound. I'm writing you this letter to kind of acknowledge what we've agreed which is You know let me find new protectors and of course bin laden would also have to leave the this. This compound that he so catholic planned with it's eighteen foot walls places to go somewhere else because the the compound itself was registered in a in one of the bodyguards name so his relations with with the two people who are really keeping al qaeda On him afloat Really beginning to fray in the last several months of his life. You would think someone who you relied so so many ways on to keep you safe. You might pay a little better and treat a little better. I mean the compound was registered in their names right ed. They burned their own trash there right. They grew a lot of their own food. Anybody ever leave. What did the kids go to school. The kids were home schooled. Do you know one of the kind of interesting things about the book is the extent to which bin laden's two older wives pillay such an important role in his life because two of them have phd's Which i think might be surprising to some to some listeners who may sort of assume that bin laden was not going to marry kind of highly educated women One had a phd in child psychology and other one to gain koranic grammar and so they were the two older wives. Were homeschooling kids. And they've been doing this for years even before but before nine. Eleven bin laden like afghantistan bin laden was sending his kids to school before nine eleven And these wives were also playing an important part in kind of helping bin laden. Think through complicated. Strategic problems related to kind of the future direction of kaieda. There was no internet access. There is that right. I mean could watch television. Listen to the radio. They could watch Aljazeera on satellite. Tv and bin laden washed a lot of out zero. Because of course he was kind of a news junkie..

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"osama bin laden" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

05:27 min | 1 year ago

"osama bin laden" Discussed on Fresh Air

"In today for terry gross. When navy seals shot osama bin laden in that two thousand and eleven rate in pakistan to confirm his identity that compared his face to one in photos they were carrying and they noticed a discrepancy. The osama in the photos had a gray beard. The beard on the man before them was jet black. The reason bin laden had been using just for men hair dye. That's one of the details. You'll find in a new book about bin laden by our guest. Peter bergen as we approach the twentieth anniversary of the september eleventh attacks. Bergen is publishing a biography of the founder of al qaeda. Bergen has spent much of his career reporting on al qaeda in the global jihadist movement. In one thousand nine hundred seven. He travelled to afghanistan for cnn to produce the first television interview of bin laden. He's published six previous books including several about qaeda and he was the only journalist to get inside bin. Laden's compound after the us raid before it was demolished. His new book is based in part on material seized in the raid and on hundreds of interviews including conversations with a dozen of bin. Laden's inner circle. Bergen writes in the new book that he wanted to understand why bin laden created an organization dedicated to the mass murder of civilians. Peter bergen is still a national security analyst for cnn. he's also vice president for global studies and fellows at the think tank new america and he's a professor at arizona state university where he co directs the center on the future of war. His new book is the rise and fall of osama bin laden peter. Bergen welcome back to fresh air. You've written so much about osama bin laden. What kind of new source material were you able to draw on this new research. Well key to all this was it was only in late. Twenty seventeen that the trump administration released four hundred. Seventy thousand files were recovered in about about pakistan included in which was Something that was described by the cia is bin laden's journal turn out to be something slightly different It's also handwritten in arabic. It was the kind of a family journal that the bin laden family kept essentially in the last several weeks of bin laden's life and it's kind of good window into you know both what he was thinking of the time And also what his two older wives thinking and his and his adult children because they basically were kind of perplexed about what to do about the events of the arab spring which bin laden well understood as the most important event You're in the middle east doggedly. In centuries was his own view it And yet you know his ideas. His followers were were absent in. At least the you know the first several months of the arab spring right yet. There's a lot of fascinating material here about those last months before the us raid in pakistan At this compound where bin laden was was hiding you know he was. I guess the most haunted man on earth at that point and he had a lot of people living with them. How many who were they. Well the total was twenty seven. Sixteen of his own family eleven two bodyguards and their families so you know typically when we think of fugitive we don't think of a fugitive taking Three wives and a dozen kids and grandkids with them But bin laden you know one of the themes of the book has bin laden For all his many vices and all the evil that he an indefinite destruction that he calls..

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"osama bin laden" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

02:02 min | 1 year ago

"osama bin laden" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"April came into view when he made the decision to kind of green light but bin laden raid. I think part of his we know from his memoirs and from my disgusted with with others. Who are part of this process. There was a concern that he would bin laden would leave now. They didn't know that actually bin laden had agreed with his bodyguards that he could leave as l. He could separate as early july twenty eleven. But we know this from the documents were covered in about about. So where would he have gone his team at found a thirty five year. Old pakistani local guy with some kids who'd had some experience buying selling properties he wasn't necessarily pot of qaeda But they don't they don't profit one person who might be substitute protector. And then where would he have gone knows you know presumably. He had some cash that he would have been able to find place somewhere in northern pakistan But but president obama's decision to kind of pull the trigger on the bin laden raid authorizing. It turns out to be all the better decision because we now know that bin laden was really he could have separated from his body causes early of july. Two thousand eleven which would meant that. He would have had to find some of the hiding place going back before that. There were rumors for years of bin laden. Finding a way to get to places as far-flung as yemen his family's ancestral home in the hunter amount or to the southern philippines where al-qaeda had supported the islamic insurgency and jihad operations. There did you find anything in all of these recently released documents. That bin laden was seriously exploring any of those options or was he really wed to staying in northern pakistan or just across the border in afghanistan. He was really wet to staying about part of the world after we spent much of his adult life in pakistan afghanistan..

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"osama bin laden" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

02:29 min | 1 year ago

"osama bin laden" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Document says the extent which bin laden was freaking out about the drone program. Whatever you think about the drone program and sunny. The civilian casualties particularly the beginning of the program. It was basically destroying his middle management and many of his leaders. He was you know thinking about moving al qaeda while the pots of pakistan Much kinda was headquartered in tribal areas between pakistan afganistan at the time and the non was noodling with the idea of moving them deeper into pack. Sano back into afghanistan other members of al-qaeda would telling him yeah. We're thinking the same thing. So the drones were not very much his mind one of his sons Saab bin laden had been killed by ci drone in two thousand nine. He was very concerned that might be the fate of other of his sons who are in the tribal regions He was constantly advising them not to travel except on cloudy days when the drones had less visibility so that i think that's point one point two. He was extremely concerned about al-qaeda's record of killing muslim civilians. When i say qaeda the al qaeda and and also at lied groups pakistani taliban the documents so full of examples of bin laden one of his deputies chastising al qaeda affiliates all al qaeda allies like the pakistani taliban about killing muslims and in fact as the tenth on advisory of nine eleven came into view. Bin laden was thinking of issuing an apology to It was sort of basically rebranding al qaeda as a group that would not kill civilians. Awful the stated goal of al qaeda was to protect muslim civilians. And so you know. Tens of thousands of civilians have been killed by al-qaeda at its affiliates in the muslim world in iraq and pakistan elsewhere. I think that was really way on his mind. But the big thing. I would say in the last months and weeks of his life and this comes out of the bin laden family john that was released at the end of twenty seventeen two hundred twenty eight pages of handwritten arabic Which is kind of difficult to interpret which i think has received enough attention from scholars and researchers but this was an almost daily recording of the discussions between bin laden and his two older wives both of them have phd's and also his adult children two daughters and one son who basically would gather before dinner every night and sometimes In compensation that would continue often Try and figure out what the hell to say about the arab spring after will bin laden's goal was.

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"osama bin laden" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

02:11 min | 1 year ago

"osama bin laden" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Goodbye it sure is hello. It's fascinating how much al-qaida the organization is a reflection in some ways of bin laden's personality and experiences growing up. It's a big surprise for many to learn that al-qaeda was highly bureaucratic organization. Why did this make sense. Given bin laden's previous experiences bin laden studied business administration at university. He started working in his family business when he was in his late teens. Young when when he was still in high school. And i believe is he came out of this business background. He'd worked in his family business and he bought some of that kind of experience to to al-qaeda wished did operate in a very bureaucratic manner. You know it kept pretty decent records which is one of the reasons we can have this conversation with some degree of certainty. You know people how to fill out rather elaborate application forms to join al qaeda. So that i think it's not simple terrorist groups to get things dominate have to organize themselves a conscious be Something that's sort of totally ad hoc and al qaeda i think is a good example of pretty bureaucratic terrorist group. We've learned a lot. Just in the last few years from that huge trove of documents and other files released after the most interesting perhaps is how bin laden was still managing. Some might say micromanaging relationships with affiliates from the time after nine eleven in the initial hunt for bin laden up into the raid in about abbad. Talk a little bit about that bin. Laden's management style and even how he was sometimes quirky and even bizarre with his commands out to various followers and affiliates. Bin laden sunday was he was trying to micromanage an organization that.

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"osama bin laden" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"osama bin laden" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Learned from the four hundred. seventy thousand some files and his interviews. The made him change his mind about a few things regarding al-qaeda and osama bin laden. It's the law fair. Podcast august fourth. Peter bergen reassessing osama bin laden. Peter it is a pleasure to have you back on the law fair. Podcast i have to ask you to start off. Here you've written about bin laden extensively holy warring is one of the most read books on bin laden if not the most red book. So why this full cradle-to-grave biography and why now. Yeah good question. i you know. Part of it was prompted by. I teach students at arizona state and i realized that a lot of them even bone on nine eleven for them. Nine eleven is assistant an event as the korean war is for myself or other people of my generation. One of the bright student sauce me. You know what's the difference between al qaeda and the taliban and i was like well. You know this quite a lot to unpack there then. I also realized people who are volunteering for the us military today. one bono. Nine eleven. I though you know babies when nine eleven happened so that was one element. The second element was it was only in december in late thousand seventeen that the trump administration released in full four hundred seventy thousand files that were found at.

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"osama bin laden" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

06:40 min | 1 year ago

"osama bin laden" Discussed on 600 WREC

"I? He's true. Osama bin Laden did not set foot in the United States wasn't like Fang Fang to have sex with Eric Swalwell. You have to set foot on American soil. And on and on and use your Chinese intelligence wiles to penetrating if you want to have a shagadelic relationship with Eric Swalwell. But Osama bin Laden is quite correct, did not set foot on U. S soil on September 11th. But it was widely acknowledged, says Eric Swalwell, that he was responsible for inspiring the attack on our country. Just as Donald J. Trump did not penetrate. The citadel of Democracy as he would call it The citadel of crap as I would call it. Justice Osama bin Laden did not set foot on U. S soil. So Donald J. Trump did not set foot in the U. S capitol, but they're both responsible for these appalling attacks in our country. This is a man who's been compromised by Chinese intelligence. And he's one off the House impeachment. Managers. Let's go to Eddie in Queens, New York, Eddie. It is great to have you with us. What's on your mind today? Hey, Mark. Good afternoon, blown away by that update from Mitch McConnell, but say was, um you know, my mom and my wife used to be Democrats. And they actually joined the Republican party after President Trump ran for office. You know, um I became. I knew I was a conservative after I served years ago in the Air Force myself. That's when I woke up and realized I was conservative. But I want to tell you as of today, all three of us are now officially registered as independents because of what's going on. Because of these spineless Republicans and their refusal to stand up to Democrats. They only had the heart intensity that the Democrats have when they fight for their ludicrous values. Maybe we would be coming back into the Republican Party, but it's just disgusting. What's going on? And I also just wanted to ask you before I got shut down on parlor. I had seen a lot of talk about this. People were talking about this Patriot party coming up. Um, I just wanted to see if you heard about it and what you think about it, Mark. Well, I'm in favor of more political parties. So I mean, I agree with AOC, the great political scientist. AOC said that in a sane world, AOC and Joe Biden would not be in the same party we ever had a situation where we've had this frozen two party system now for a century and a half. And on in some ways as we've seen in in recent hours, uh, in effect when you have a two party system it day Facto becomes a one party system because basically we have the damage the entirety of the Democrats. And significant powerful figures in the Republicans gang up and operating as the Washington unit party so I would be in favor. You know everything every time I talk just in the Like the foreigners have mentioned in the last couple of hours. Emmanuel Macron. His party didn't exist until a couple of years ago that Quebec regime that's just imposed the all night curfew. 20 minutes north of where I'm sitting right now. They didn't exist until a couple years ago. Northern Island I think has 17 active political parties represented. And it's you know, between local councils and the Parliament in London has 17 different political parties who've all won seats at one or other of those bodies. So a healthy sign of a healthy country is to have political parties that shift to reflect the people. There are Yeah. You know, to a certain extent the Democrats represent the Democrat base and deliver for the Democrat base, and it would be interesting to know what the Republican establishment you know. They ran for years on repealing where vote for us will repeal Obama Care, Tea Party Tea Party Tea Party Tea party. Don't set up your own party vote for us, and we'll repeal Obama care. They raised tons of money. And suddenly now and then, suddenly when they had controlled the Senate, the house The Oval Office. Oh, yes. Oh, yeah, Never pay no attention to anything we've said for the previous decade, You know, it's a frozen party system for a century and a half. That's not actually a citadel of democracy. That is terrible. That's a terrible, useless frozen system. Andre if there is not motivation now, if we just Oh, yes. Okay, The We don't a fair elections and we got stiffed and we've lost everything. But that sets up sets us up in a really good position for 2022 Send money now to send money now dot com You know if this isn't enough to actually make us step back and think, what do you want to achieve in the next 25 10 years? And what is going to be an effective vehicle for achieving that? You know, 450 million people. Whatever it is that votes, you know, 155 million people. Well, five million of those were fake votes. 150 million. I know. Let's just what What cannot 150 Million people. Egg duty could come to parties accurately reflect all the views. Why can't we have a like a Bernie Sanders thing? Bernie Sanders is a huge player in the Democrat Party, even though he's not even a member of the Democrat Party isn't in these an independent. He's the biggest one of the biggest forces in that party. You gotta kiss Bernie's ring. You're going to keep Bernie happy. Why don't we have a few conservatives like that? I'm just throwing it out there, but a frozen system for I want to pick up on this on the other side, actually, because it's a it's worth a bigger point to a frozen system. A frozen two party system for 150 years is not a sign of a healthy politi. Thank you for that call. Eddie. In New York, one of the most dysfunctional parts of this union, whether the Grim Reaper Has absolutely bungled the last 10 months yet is hailed as a hero on wins an Emmy mark signing for us Your call Straight ahead, thinking about joining Russia 24 7. 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"osama bin laden" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

02:05 min | 1 year ago

"osama bin laden" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"A couple of teeth. Somehow I got two rocks to relax and I had to have a handful of oral surgeries. And then I finally realized, you know, it's boring. It's uncomfortable. It's you know, a little painful to recover, but don't worry about it. Just show up, and it'll be fine. Anyway. Bitter, bitter experience. Nice note from Jack here. I'm sorry, Zach. Indeed. Zach, who sent along a video of and of course, he did. Trump Putin and Kim Jong Eun, playing three on three basketball against Chris Farley, Danny DeVito and cyborg Osama bin Laden. One of the team with the cyborg has got to be the favorite in that. Write it. I will tell you this Sean cyborg Osama drains threes like nothing. I mean, he's really red hot from downtown. There's also some really cool music behind it. It's an okay deep fake, but it shows you where the technology's going. Osama bin Laden is not on the basketball team. Are you sure it's a defect? He's like a cyborg half Osama bin Laden, half robot. That's it, Armstrong and getting calm if you're in the mood for, you know. Huh? Danny DeVito, Chris Farley, cyborg Osama bin Laden taking on Trump, Putin and Kim Jong un's So there's two kind of metrics to keep an eye on on the deep faith thing. One. How good is the best possible version of it? And how good is the version accessible via a free app download on someone's phone number? Two different sailors of deep fakes. Yeah, Yeah, Let's see. Boy, we're almost out of time. We'll have to do some of bonus Milbank in a couple of minutes. What do we have that short? Ah, yes, Kate, right? We? Your listeners would appreciate the correct cova death numbers. Almost 300,000 is not correct. Like you said, Check the CDC. So I checked the CDC and appears to be around 285,000. And within a few days, it will be 300,000 certain dear, perhaps come hell down a couple of giant pieces of legislation working their way through or not..

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"osama bin laden" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO

Newsradio 600 KOGO

03:37 min | 2 years ago

"osama bin laden" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO

"Not. Ah! Sitting there like the Democrats afraid to use the terms radical Islamic terrorists. He doesn't sit there and say We're war, worried about Islamophobia that what's going on and in Middle East and he certainly Doesn't sit there and subscribe to the notion that somehow Americans deserve it that we did something wrong and provoked it right. It's been an interesting experiment from a political science point of view, right? I mean, you know the idea the This was a DC cultural from both the left and the right that if we had it, we have very careful, very, very judicious and the words we use because The Middle East was a powder keg, and we don't want to, you know, upset that Apple apple cart and then comes barreling Donald Trump speaking the way American, the average American thinks calls it like he sees it. Not afraid of using those kinds of terms that make everybody at the State Department just shake in their boots and their moves the embassy to Jerusalem and we have been safer as a result, we've had fewer attacks on our interests. So you would think that there would be some political scientists, you know, that would be learning a thing or two and maybe coming to the conclusion that we don't need to, you know, gingerly step around world affairs that we can actually swagger a bit because we've earned it. And ah, in many other aspects. It's trump that says We shouldn't be sticking our nose into things that right that don't concern us so he doesn't want to have the policeman to the world. The philosophy is number one. The next thing is that it was Joe Biden that refused to support The attack against Osama bin Laden, he told Obama Don't do it, B. Why? Because Biden's Ah scaredy cat Fighting is not a leader. And so ah, you know credit to Obama for actually disregarding Joe Biden's judgment when it came to going after and killing Osama bin Laden, third Take a look at Biden's excuses for the inaction in Benghazi, the betrayal of our agents over there. But finally Let's take a look at Trump's success with Isis. Remember in 2016. Isis, Isis, Isis, Isis. It was a big deal. People we're talking about Isis. The candidates were talking about Isis. Isis had a caliphate. Which is an actual land. Ah, you know, in encroachment in Syria, Iraq on they were actually pumping oil and raising money and also taking the receipts. I mean, they were earning money by distributing oil and and becoming a regional power. It was a concern. And they had a very active network and other again there's still an issue, but not not even a shadow of their former Selves on DSO on Isis. I just want to remind you That four years ago, Isis was a big deal, and everyone was mocking President Trump. Then candidate Trump for saying that he had a strategy for dealing with Isis and that Hillary doesn't that Hillary's has been a failure and Biden was a failure and Obama was a failure. But that he would be able to do it, but he would Be able to come up with the strategy. And he said, I'm not telling you the strategy because that would be stupid because I don't want to reveal our cards to the other side. But I've got a strategy and we'll get rid of Isis. Here's audio five from 2016. Isis..

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