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"Store in Lakewood They reportedly took all types of merchandise and fled in about ten vehicles taking off in different directions Americans are already getting a jump on their Christmas shopping Matt mattson reports while gobbling down their Thanksgiving meal on Thursday Adobe analytics says consumers spent $5.1 billion while shopping online That's below the top line expectation of 5.4 billion As for the entire holiday season Adobe is looking for Americans to spend $207 billion while doing their online shopping That would be a new record high and a 10% jump from a year ago I'm at Matson One Republican congressman is hopeful the two democratic senators will help stop President Biden's social spending bill from passing the Senate Let's hope senator sinema and senator Manchin hold firm and they don't allow this thing to pass because we know it's going to exacerbate the inflation problem we talked about They're considered vital to the effort as every democratic senator is needed to get the bill through the upper chamber It's already passed in the House Doctor Anthony Fauci says the new COVID variant seems to be spreading at a reasonably rapid rate The White House chief medical adviser tells CNN that U.S. scientists are working with those in South Africa to study the omicron variant Fauci said they're trying to learn more about the molecular makeup of the strain so they can test for it here in the United States Pakistan is welcoming another round of talks between the U.S. and the Taliban a spokesperson called for enhanced engagement of the international community with Afghanistan Pakistan is home to over 3 million Afghan refugees U.S. and Taliban officials will arrive in Qatar next week for two days of meetings I'm Brad Siegel New York governor Kathy hoku is declaring a state of emergency ahead of potential COVID-19 spikes due to the delta variant and a newly identified variant James flippin reports The state of emergency will take effect December 3rd and that allows the state to buy pandemic fighting supplies boost hospital capacity and potentially limit non urgent medical procedures according to the governor's statement Vocals saying that there are warning signs of spikes and case numbers and she says while the Akron variant hasn't been detected in New York she predicts it's coming Earlier the governor had said her administration was closely monitoring a variant which first emerged in South Africa Former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon once all the documents in the case against him to be made public he made that request while opposing a rule that doesn't allow the prosecution or defense to publicly release things like documents Bannon is being charged with contempt of Congress for not complying with the House committee investigating the January 6th attack at the U.S. capitol building The Dow Jones Industrial Average law gets worse day of the year as COVID variant fears and stocks plunging on Wall Street The news rattled markets and sent the major averages down more than 2% in post holiday short and trading the Dow fell 905 points The S&P 500 lost 106 and the NASDAQ dropped 353 points The interior department is not recommending a stop to new oil and gas leasing Lisa Taylor reports That recommendation didn't make it into a report the department released on Friday however it wants to make other changes They include taking climate change factors into consideration when deciding on leases and other recommendation was to increase I'm Lisa Taylor And President Biden is hitting the road again to sell his recently signed infrastructure Bill Biden will travel to Rosemont Minnesota Tuesday That's just south of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul The White House says Biden will talk about how the American people will benefit from the legislation I'm Brad Steven And I'm Susanna Palmer in the Bloomberg newsroom Governor Kathy hogel declared a state of emergency Friday due.
"pakistan" Discussed on Immigrants of Toronto
"You're listening to the immigrants of toronto. Podcast my guest. Today is moussa fat and sorry stuff up stuff. I think skirted anyway go. Oh sure i'm pronouncing that was perfect. Stop stop okay. So we're going to show so happy to be here excited for the podcast upper to share my experience. Welcome to the immigrants of toronto. Podcast aiming to open people's minds through real stories of immigration and now your host oscar seni- mustapha again. Welcome to the show very excited to have you here and more excited. I was able to pronounce your name properly the second time. But why don't we start the conversation by telling the audience. Who are you yet for sure. It's a my name is mustafa. I was born in karachi pakistan and i lived there for the longest time and then i moved to guida two years ago to pursue a master's degree in business. And that's when. I fulfilled my dream of finally coming to toronto. The canadian and lived in toronto for a bit but then because my masters was in queens university angling ston in monsters of innovation and entrepreneurship. So i've moved to kingston which is just doing a half a two yard strife east of grinder. And that's what i've been and all my plans of moving back have been kinda both point because the hand by i will return to grow into one day that that's interesting so so can ask you why. How was your life backing in pakistan in. Maybe why did you decide to move. Yeah definitely so. My family got the immigration. Enjoying fifteen and we came here. We lived in mississauga in the pta. And we we went back after a few months and read after that. My family did not pursue earning but iowa starting at that time. I complete my bachelor's and once complete my bachelor's then i really wanted to have better prospects of my life seer branka future Diamond karachi things weren't looking at right. It was very difficult to get a job. The jaws aren't being high enough. It was too much do requirement than the way less reward and dying. I wanted to come back to guide. it a dry the canadian life year and few things once. I graduated island. New england after my graduation wants us saw life were different matured. What currently it was different for me and you know like we don't have the apple store. Bogus stein and apple is one of my favorite brand. That and everything was on google mazarine. I rarely use google maps back home. Even though i love my life by on but for me to progress and you know be competing with all the other people from around the world. I wanted to stop everything. I once i went to you. I decide. laughter moved agana. Enter dern and start my life. And i think as soon as you start traveling going to new countries and you start understanding that the life is different. Just go a few miles from a few miles when be a couple of thousand miles away and then you find that things are completely different. Why white canada and not england. You're you're saying like england was kind of your trigger but then then you ended up here. What happened. I mean if i had the option our definitely have left to live in england to tell me the score every single day that wants a minus died of london. He's died of life for there is all that life can afford announced while that's actually rented for two three weeks of that but my dad always wanted me and my family to live in canada and he apply for immigration douglas. A long long time but once we had the residency. I knew things would be wasting. But if i go to Guida dumai monsters here at the local student and lots of benefits with that. So you said you you moved here three years ago so so the i'm assuming the goal basically what you're saying it was to move here and study your masters at queens university so you're going farther away from toronto so while i was biased on easter research everyday about guida up like to three knows your rice in queens well and i want to do this program at york but before i could get the admission to york and rice and once i got the admission at queens university my family member than my cousins. All of them who've lived in gathered. They just stop right there. Because it's like a rape prestigious. The ray historian you love it over there and any bush Gts that you know. I going to queen's university. Gabriel was pretty amazed. Family didn't give me any other option. You can go to kingston. Do your masters and you can always during dude roy to and dry the life in kingston because a dying my father game to canada and he said you know you are living array similar life that you were living in by stein all your friends of bogus. Tiny in mississauga. You got the blink cricket at walmart parking lot together. She shut get as having bikes on food. Everything is the same. You're just living in a cd with more laws and rules. But houston living the same life. And i want you to live with a canadian city. Live like a canadian. Over here and mississauga dialect. They were few days in mississauga. Would i didn't even speak english every place. Iran do were doing the a bit of fun job being i could get by once he saw dicing. You're definitely going to kingston. Yeah yeah. I think one of the things that you want to do as an immigrant is kind of like blend into the culture and if you don't speak the language it's hard to blend because you go back to comfort zones. I go this. I speak the languages that i already know and already mastered so. Why take the effort definitely. So you moved to kingston for your your masters or did you move later. Yes still. I moved to kingston or my master's degree and i never had planned or imagine that our to be here but instant So the funny thing was that i used to live in that growing from mississauga area. I ring to new york for one weekend. And once i came to new york mind took me after. Like a day to kingston and once he would meal on lifting stint West of downtown. And he's like this is it. This is dollars are used to like dog buildings. I minimal research fucking sin at that time especially came from new york at night but once i came here started living here. It was community over here. That kind of binded me year. Wanting i like about kingston. Is that the downtown university and the league and residential. It's all fifteen minute. Walk them so we. It was already a li like once. We were done with glosses. All of us to walk together to our separate won't buy reach to stop by as some borrow bubbling. Some restaurant in reach really there was a skunk community. Feeling over there. And i used to tell this to my friends in him in york in these to stay wants to glosses over. One person's going to scarborough was going to miss asada. It's everyone had the tournament adjoining left out. Tailgate is like denmark. Vote and i know where everybody lists by mental board One thing. I did that. I really liked about kingston. Yeah i've been living there a few times same thing like i like that..
US judge: Pablo Escobar's cocaine hippos legally 'people'
"A federal judge ruled the offspring of hippos once owned by a Colombian drug kingpin can be recognized as people they have been called cocaine hippos Pablo Escobar illegally imported them to his Colombian ranch in the nineteen eighties Escobar was killed in nineteen ninety three and they were abandoned at his estate there are now about eighty of them the Colombian government wants to kill or sterilize the hippos animal rights groups have been trying to get the U. S. court system to grant the animals personhood status so that wildlife experts in sterilization can be brought in to advocate on their behalf animals have been granted legal rights in India Pakistan and Argentina courts in the west have been unwilling to do so until now a legal expert says these hippos live in Colombia and the order from the US won't carry any weight there I'm a Donahue
"pakistan" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"A suicide bomber struck on Friday at a Shia mosque in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. The attack killed more than 50 people, making it the deadliest since American forces withdrew from the country in August. Islamic State took responsibility for the atrocity, suggesting that the Taliban grip on power isn't as strong as it might have hoped. That power vacuum poses real problems for lots of interested parties, not least neighboring Pakistan. Its prime minister Imran Khan said instability across the border, worried him. That dual impact Pakistan, it will mean an unstable a chaotic Afghanistan. Idle place for terrorists, and that is a worry. Pakistan's international relations are complicated. They partnered with America for much of the past two decades helping with logistics and intelligence in Afghanistan's war. But at the same time, it provided a haven and training to leaders of the Taliban. A point that John Simpson of the BBC pressed last month when speaking with prime minister Khan. But the Taliban are really a Pakistani creation, aren't they? Absolutely not. Taliban were creation of the environment after the Soviets left. The warlord started fighting each other. And in that chaos emerged Taliban. And why did Taliban emerge because they give people a semblance of rule of law? It is, perhaps, no more than a semblance with terror attacks by the day in Afghanistan. America's departure and the Taliban's takeover have changed the order in a neighbor that now finds itself out of sorts. It's both good and bad for Pakistan, a good in the sense that this is what the generals who run Pakistan actually wanted. And it's bad for Pakistan in the sense that now they're Muslim extremists in power next door. So it puts Pakistan in a difficult place. Max roden Beck is The Economist South Asia bureau chief. And it's far from clear whether the tactical advantage of chasing out all the other players, which is what Pakistan is want to go this time is going to turn into a strategic advantage for Pakistan because now it's sort of settled with some kind of responsibility for what happens in Afghanistan. And fundamentally the issue here is that Pakistan was a key backer of the Taliban. Yes, absolutely. I mean, the Taliban the very word Taliban it means students and the leadership of the Taliban were students in Pakistani academies, Islamic schools. So it goes right back to the origins of the Taliban, Pakistan provided a safe haven for the Taliban when they were under pressure, but of the families of leaders lived in Pakistan. There's also been covert support from Pakistani intelligence, the ISI. They've been supporting the Taliban covertly for years. So there's a very, very close relationship. Is that to say then that the Pakistan exerts some kind of control over the Taliban even now? No, I wouldn't say control. I mean, the Taliban are not full allies to Pakistan, but certainly Pakistan has more leverage over the Taliban than any other group does. And how does that fit into Pakistan's internal politics? Well, it's complicated internally because on the one hand, there's a democracy that runs, whereas the real power actually rests with the military. So Pakistan is full of its own contradictions. And Afghanistan may have an influence on its internal politics that is quite negative. I mean, already there's been a certain uptick, for example, in Islamist terror inside Pakistan since the overthrow of the regime in Kabul next door. The Pakistanis used to these kind of contradictions and in some ways Pakistan's prime minister Imran Khan himself is a man of contradictions. On the one hand very cosmopolitan and the other hand, he's sort of the Muslim conservative. Media social media, this drank a large. And how do all of those contradictions then figure into Pakistan's relations with the rest of the world? Well, Pakistan has not been a solid partner to anyone except for China. Its closest ally and friend, actually. But at the same time, Pakistan has been an important player in western and particularly American strategy. It was crucial in the so called war on terror. It's been crucial in trying to track down and eliminate some of the most radical terrorist groups. But at the same time, it was Pakistan that harbored Osama bin Laden. So it's a complex mix of things. And the fact is that Pakistan's actual priorities, its own strategic priorities are very different from the west. It's number one priority is India. It's eternal enemy, India. And this is what really concentrates minds in Pakistan. And it's the failure to understand that Pakistan was thinking about something else, which is one of the reasons why there's often trouble between Pakistan and its western would be Friends. And what does that mean now for Pakistan's relationship with America now that America is kind of off the stage in Afghanistan? Well, I think for America, there's a huge relief in not having to be reliant on Pakistan because during the whole time that America was engaged in Afghanistan, it needed Pakistan for overflights as the only corridor through which you could reach landlocked Afghanistan. You have to pass through Pakistan. There's no other way to get there. So America needed Pakistan in order to pursue its policies in Afghanistan. It no longer needs Paxton in that way. But that doesn't mean that Pakistan isn't important. It's a nuclear armed nation. It's in a state of nuclear attention with India next door. And conflict between those two countries would be a disaster for them and for the world. So that's important. At the same time, Pakistan's influence of the Taliban is important. I mean, there will be other counter terror needs that the world has, no one wants to see, including Pakistan, Afghanistan become a springboard for global Islamist terror again. And at the same time, there's a kind of interest from the Pakistanis in working with the west because I think even Pakistan's generals, they don't really want to be a 100% reliant on one country, China, which is their main military backer and supplier of weapons and so on and so forth. And also economic support to Pakistan. Does that mean that America and the west can should rely on Pakistan now? To the extent that people are still worried about the outcomes in Afghanistan. Yes, absolutely Pakistan is the conduit to not only physical conduit to reach Afghanistan, but also the closest country to the Taliban leadership. So if you want to moderate the Taliban, you know, it's useful to work through Pakistan. So I think Pakistan remains an important country and the world will be wanting to work with Pakistan. But I think this previous situation where Pakistan was doing one thing with one hand and doing something quite different with the other hand, supporting the Taliban with one hand while pretending to help the world's hunt down Islamist extremists that will no longer be possible to play both games at once. And overall, do you think that renewed situation for Pakistan will lead to more stability in the region more clarity about all these relationships? Well, it could, that would be the optimum outcome. You know, if Pakistan is no more relaxed about Afghanistan next tour, perhaps it can take a more cool and useful productive attitude towards India. That's what would really be good for the region is to have some kind of detente or cooling of squabble between India and Pakistan. If that's the outcome in the end, then the whole world will benefit. Max, thank you very much for joining us. Jason's always a pleasure..
Strong earthquake in southwest Pakistan kills at least 23
"Officials say a powerful earthquake has collapsed at least one coal mine and dozens of mud houses in southwest Pakistan killing at least twenty people and injuring more than two hundred the death toll is expected to rise even further as crews searched in the remote area at least four of the dead were killed when the coal mine in which they were working in collapsed as many as hundred homes also collapsed burying sleeping residents in sight according to the U. S. Geological Survey the
These Republicans Better Push for Joe Biden's Impeachment
"If you're going to lie about the fact that you were told your State Department was told I believe it was in June or July In a cable from State Department staff in Kabul That the situation was bad and that country and government could collapse You're gonna lie To the then president Afghanistan and tell him to lie to the American people in the world that the war is going okay when he's telling you they're getting whipped and they're under invasion from terrorists out of Pakistan and so forth And then you're gonna lie and say that your generals to a man Did not advise leaving even a small footprint That's for damn lies about a war And I expect Ben sasse and Mitt Romney and I expect Liz Cheney and Adam kings singer To demand the impeachment of this man I expect them to stand up What do you have a one standard for Trump and one standard for Biden for God's sakes Trump did nothing even close to what place here Nothing This guy Ben sasse and Mitt Romney Lisa Murkowski and the rest of them Liz Cheney is a fraud A fraud She says she supports national security Where is she Still chasing down Trump Adam kings are your where's that clown on CNN
"pakistan" Discussed on The World Next Week
"Introduce yourself reno mary. Senior fellow and director of afghanistan regional policy initiatives at new york university minister karachi noted that afghans were looking for hope and peace because of the failings of the previous government yet. This all taller. All-male government that a lax entirely lacks inclusivity in terms of ethnicity that has eighteenth sanctioned individuals. Hardly engenders hope and a among the african population. You see this in the exodus of the of han population. You see this internal displacement of the population. It's also an inherently unstable government. Yes so my question to you. As pakistan has seen as having had a hand in the composition of the government there is still a need for a political settlement. What will talk son in the region do in order to engender a government that is not going to lead civil war because that is not what we see right. Now thank you ma'am. That's your opinion that we've had a hand in putting a government together. Believe you me believe you me. The very independent. They do not like to be told what to do and what not to. They have always working and they take their own decisions right and we have in the bossed. Meet certain suggestions. They paid no heed to that. So this impression that you're carrying that the government that is in office over that placement is not correct to begin with if you follow what i'd say earlier on. What are we suggesting. We are suggesting what you are asking we on the same page in a in fact if you if you dispassionately loot or pakistan is advocating pakistan is advocating motorists or the international community is asking you know we we we we are in fact the spokesman's off the international community. We sensitizing them. What the world. How the world is looking at things and how they have to respond a to international indian if they want acceptability and if they do not get acceptability You know how will they will sustain themselves. His country dot was being basically run to international funding to have the resources to maintain these security apparatus. That was in place to run the government that they were running. Don't that money came from the west. The us contributed in large numbers. Europeans played their role. So why do they want to add to the difficulties. They have plenty of. Why would they want to add by ignoring that. We are suggesting we are advocating. What the international community's saying what we are saying is donor. Rub them the wrong way. Nudged them in the right action. That's the difference minister. We will like you be watching events closely and we hope that What i would describe as your cautious. Optimism is borne out by events. And the next time you come here when we welcome the opportunity to welcome you. We can look at the record. That has that has evolved. But i want to thank you for getting us. Back into the business of in-person or hybrid meetings wanna thank you for spending an hour with us this morning. Wanna thank our members years. Virtually and also let people know at ten o'clock tomorrow morning we have the t. shook for those of you not fluent and galaxy that is the prime minister of ireland will be in conversation with us tomorrow. Talking about the situation in ireland northern ireland and europe across the board again does four minutes to crush initial. Can i just clues. One-sentence guess her objectives are the same approaches. Could be different objectives. Remain the same well. I'm i hope that's the case. I am skeptical in a few areas but It's your choice that is My my experience from history. But i'll end identify thanking you and wishing you wishing you and your country walter. For more event audio subscribe on itunes or visit us at c. f. r. dot org..
"pakistan" Discussed on CFR On the Record
"Could. Could you clarify that question for me. I think he's basically as i stood. If i do disservice to i apologize. Correct me that one of your generals is basically said that the taliban within pakistan as well as elements of it in afghanistan are basically two sides of the same coin. And doesn't that give you pause. What did the differences and. How do we distinguish between the two. The taliban that are in afghanistan focused on amazon and they embed mine were fighting. A occupation force wanted to liberate their country thought upon that we call the pakistani gdp. A taliban who were attacking bergerson were carrying out terrorist attacks on pakistan so you have to distinguish between the two laundry. Does that to to follow up there. Maybe not my yes. Can you hear me. I'm sorry my off my follow that on my question was related to general bhadra statement which was an College meant that it is very hard to distinguish between the two Because there are so intricately connected the.
"pakistan" Discussed on The World Next Week
"We talk about human rights but then we have selective application for human rights. That is important if that can be addressed if the chin grievances in genuine cushman. Who can be taken into account And if there is a little over there yes This you don't the they want their stood restored and then branched or moody invited the leadership. That was an engagement in the them. Previously the form coalition governments with them is what you've done on. The fifth of august is unacceptable across the board. We don't think that people who have been in coalition governments with delhi. Saying this is unacceptable. So if you revisit that we're willing to sit and talk and normalize understanding that there are some difficult issues it they will take time but then let people breathe but is that are you saying. That's a precondition to normalization or dialogue. Or you want that to be the subject of dialing. What i'm seeing is vitiated. The climate and they should create a conducive environment. Full ostracized. doc will resist the temptation to follow up. I want to get the members involved in the conversation. So i think we could take the first virtual the first physical and this is all on the record. It will take one virtual and we'll come to people in their own and just remind everybody including the minister. Yourselves this is on the record. Anything you say will be used against. So let's let's get a virtual question from digital land. We will take our first virtual question from raji rasi hashmi good morning and assam aleichem Foreign minister my name is rosie. Hashmi i am attorney member with the council on foreign relations and i Cover a south asia in the office of international religious freedom at the state department so freedom for religious minorities in pakistan continues to be a challenge with the continued enforcement and abusive blasphemy loss. Persecution and denial of the rights of groups like mad muslims and growing number of force abductions marriages and conversions of hindu. Women and girls authorities imprison question. Yes You spoke earlier about selective application for human rights. So what is the government doing to protect religious minorities in reform laws that may restrict their practice. Thank you. We are sensitive to what you've said We recognize that. The christian minority the hindu minority and the sikhs and others pakistan have played very Constructive very positive for the are the are new laws in the country that discriminate against them you referred to the blasphemy law. If you look at the cases registed on that law ball of the cases are against muslims and not minorities gonna sample one of the members of the party of prime minister. Ron han when he when we found out that he was involved in almost conversion. We out of the party so we are sensitive to these rights and the constitution guarantees fundamental rights. And we are clear that we'd need to protect our minorities and an example of that is the guitar initiative that we took colorado that we opened up the seeks to come and a was one of their holiest traits. Sir here in the room for me to get people's names with the mask. And i apologize if i know you and i can't tell who it is i apologize. I christian sued. I'm a member of. Cf are as well two quick questions one for just do one. We'll do okay. Just one question. Prime minister khan said after the fall of the government have gone is done that. The country has been freed from the shackles of slavery. What does that mean..
"pakistan" Discussed on The World Next Week
"Investment potential. You companies like extra mobile. Have a long history of working. In pakistan where the government's crime friendly energy policies that are now tremendous the offer to mundus opportunities for us companies that specialize in renewable and clean energy and economically. Strong pakistan can be an anchor possibility in region that suffered through forty years or four in afghanistan pakistan can work with the united states to develop and finance corporation to generate economic activity along the pakistan. Hottest border this couldn't turn help people rebuild. Their war ravaged country the pakistan juice biggest on of aniston quadrilateral could be similarly leverage to support of hanson's both war construction lytton gentleman the gamut of primis bronco was elected on a promise of delivering jobs growth and prosperity to the people of pakistan. We knew that achieving such an ambitious domestic agenda would be impossible without peace on our borders accordingly. Prime minister mt han offered that he would take two steps towards peace. If india dick's one our message was simple. Pakistan and india should be fighting over the instead of each other unfortunately in not only spurn are overtures piece but took actions in occupied german. Kush weed that have pushed south issue into a blind alley. Prime minister han had come to the un two years ago and warned that india's illegal and unit adlon actions in dispute not of charleston. Cash bid would not silence the pd people's cry priscilla determination no matter what level of violence and suppression india. Unleashes against the cassini's this has proved to be true only this month the death of kush media leader so you are the shark allowing illustrated the cynical manner in which indian occupation is being perpetrated and he was so frightened of the moral authority will by the ninety one year old freedom fighter would spend the last ticket of his life under house arrest. It did not even let mr lyons family bury him. As but his vicious this was critical to say to these boxton remains committed to finding a peaceful solution. Gojam one kushner dispute which is the main obstacle lasting peace instability in the region up to india to break the impasse and create conditions for the disruption of meaningful dialogue with pakistan but seeing the right wing religious frenzy. That seems to have india. And its grip. And morty we are not holding up it we do hope though that the international community would not sacrifice the principles of freedom and self determination on the altar of political expediency and exigencies of crit- bar competition when it comes to helping the long suffering people of kashmir ladies and gentlemen the stunning development in quanta style have created a new reality and reset the regional landscape. No one could have expected that the honey government would fall so quickly on biden announced his decision to draw all droops from various thon pakistan kept calling for more vigorous international diplomacy in support of an inclusive political settlement in san. We want that. If we do not achieve such an outcome more instability even civil war but ensue barcus on also joined the genetic states russia and china in the extended quaker explicitly. Can we are opposition to any come imposed by force and weinstein urged both the government and the taliban to show flexibility while the taliban were expanding potato treat under the control. Honeys government was busy inciting hatred against pakistan on social media. Unfortunately successive of handguns found it. Easier to play to the international gallery to blame pakistan for every problem in afghanistan rather than looking after corruption and wrought within in the end mr honey and his cohort simply deserted. The of han people expensively trained and equipped of on security forces were to demoralized to fight any longer for a corrupt capita critic. There's huntings final. Act was emblematic of how he had governed..
"pakistan" Discussed on The Current
"I am speaking to you at a moment of grave crisis. I'm jeff turner and this is recall. It's a series about history not the ancient past but history. That still hot to the touch. In this first season i explore a revolutionary political movement that brought a modern democracy to the brink. You can find recall how to start a revolution on the cbc. Listen app or wherever you get your podcasts. This is a cbc podcast. It has been a month now since the taliban took control of afghanistan while most of the world is still waiting and watching to see how they plan to govern pakistan has an officially recognized the new government but has expressed its support. They want an inclusive government. Women women rights in their own context. They want human rights. They've given amnesty so sofa what they have said clearly. They want international acceptability. That's pakistan's prime minister imran khan's speaking with cnn. His first televised interview with western media since the taliban took power cbc senior correspondent. Susan ormiston was recently in pakistan and she joins me now susan. Hello good morning heard from the pakistan prime minister there. He said that the taliban deserves the benefit of the doubt from the international community. Why would the government in pakistan want that regional influence boils down to that. Islamabad proceed the ashraf ghani government as really too close to both the us and to india and not sympathetic really to pakistan's interest so the night of the taliban. They named their all cabinet. I met with a special assistant to the prime minister is his name is rav hassan and he described pakistan's early relationship with this new taliban government. We feel more secure in the sense that we knew that the government we have in kabul. Today is much more sympathetic to the concerns of the neighboring countries We also feel secure in the sense that the government in kabul is inclined to working with neighboring countries and regional countries for forging peace and facing other challenges so that august fell for the future definitely so pakistan sees. This new taliban government has some sort of regional partner for the first time in decades. Yes but not you know and many do that for a long time. The us and others have accused pakistan's intelligence services of supporting the taliban with training money with weaponry. Now pakistan's government denies. This has for years. So i asked to tucson about that history. The complaints that you know some of the leadership in the taliban lived in pakistan were educated in madris's that's religious schools there and went back and forth across the border. We looked after over. Four million deputies for the last so many so many years and We had just a few families taliban families living in our country. So you look at it you know you must make make a combat as we had looked after millions of accounts but a number of years now but why is it that the world but i just talk about those few families not about four million refugees tech we still house impacts so pakistan feels as though it's looked after its fair share of afghan refugees. How do afghans feel about their neighbors. Well it it is mixed and of course but here here's one perspective recently so matt. They're chanting death to pakistan. This was a protest recently in in kabul and pakistan says that this was staged by foreign actors but among those who oppose the taliban still in the country they see. Pakistan is a player who Really helped in the fall of the ghani government and they alleged that he was trying to help. Put down the resistance even after that pakistan roundly denies this. But here's an important nuance now. Remember matt in the first few news conferences by the taliban spokesperson ebola moudjahid's said the taliban wouldn't allow any country including pakistan to interfere in its affairs and i asked haroon rashid. He's a longtime pakistani journalist about the talibans public strategy vis-a-vis pakistan. They want to show a bit of a distance between pakistan and the taliban now that they are in control because they don't want to be seen as pakistan's stooges or something like that internally inside of an islamic will be very difficult for them to counter this kind of narrative bears up. These are all men even control. He says that pakistan wants to show distance but the reality is the first visitor. The taliban had even before the interim cabinet was announced was the chief of intelligence for pakistan. Yes lieutenant general phase hamid head of the isi. He popped up. At the serena hotel in kabul on september four so early on pakistan says he was invited to talk about border concerns and there are many Haroon rashid said it was very interesting optics for i think general hamid was trying to bring different sections in some sort of an agreement as well if you go by the taliban statement. The visit was helpful. I mean i don't know the picture of dental meet with a cup of tea Was it intentional or will it just to show off that. Isis in quite comfortable position in afghanistan. Or something like that. But my is that that was the behind. That picture was that Things under control. It would appear that that the taliban in pakistan retreading some sort of fine line in terms of how they represent their relationship to the international community. And what that relationship actually means And two afghans in particular. It was interesting. You're speaking with the assistant to the prime minister earlier. And he mentioned the number of afghan refugees that are already in pakistan you spoke with longtime afghan refugees in islamabad. What did they tell you about their situation. You know there have been waves of afghan refugees in pakistan over forty years of war. Really you know one point. Four million registered and probably a couple million undocumented as well so pakistan is saying look it can't afford another surge of refugees it already has millions so the borders are currently closed matt Close to afghans except those with visas to enter pakistan or with medical necessities. We went to rawalpindi. Which is actually really close to his arm about. It's a sprawling city and afghan refugees. Here have kind of settled into the fabric over the decades and we found a doctor at a tiny clinic clinic really on a shopping street and.
Pakistan Announces Restrictions on Unvaccinated
"But the stones planning minister who's warned those people who are not vaccinated will not be allowed to work from offices offer this month in a televised message I said almost says I'm vaccinated people will also not be eligible to enter shopping malls use public transport or to travel by air after the September thirtieth deadline will also ask people to keep social distancing in comments coming hours off to Pakistan reported a steady decline in cases of coronavirus the minister adds about fifty two percent of the adult population in Pakistan's capital Islamabad had been vaccinated and all the cities need to try to vaccinate at least forty percent of the eligible population as soon as possible to avoid lockdowns and cope with nineteen related restrictions I'm Charles for the past month
"pakistan" Discussed on Front Burner
"Season i know according to the un about one hundred and twenty thousand people fled the country by by air. And of course. We're all very familiar with those scenes from kabul airport. Do we have a sense of how many afghans are are making their way to pakistan by land. I don't have that figure Partly because technically pakistan has closed its borders to afghan refugees. Meaning that those with pakistan visas can get through legally and those with medical necessities are also allowed but we were out the boredom border at tar him near the khyber pass and we saw just a trickle of people coming across the reason pakistan says is look we have You know four million tops undocumented at and registered afghan refugees already in this country. They've been there for decades and we cannot handle a flood surge of more so they've very tightly controlled that border. They're also worried about People who are posing as refugees coming across and creating havoc on either side of that border extremists or Groups like that so they've been tightly controlled so there aren't a lot getting through That border Now we're seeing a different surge in that is that countries like canada are now actively Helping people who are on their list to get to that border and get across of course. This is a negotiation and canada. I think has reported. It has already got more than one hundred and thirty across in the last few weeks right right. You talked earlier about the. He'll fearing the taliban in pakistan. When you talk to other people Other afghans there. What did they tell you. The taliban takeover what what were their feelings towards the taliban it was very interesting we went to some neighborhoods where afghans have settled into the fabric of pakistan for twenty years in this case in rawalpindi which is a city very close to islamabad There was a neighborhood. They're called the g colony and we spoke to many people along the shops in the streets. There and one of them stood out. He was a doctor in his son and they ran a small medical clinic. And the sun know tusla com. New reside said very bluntly that he believed. The taliban is good for his homeland for afghanistan and his father. Dr matola news that he got his medical degree at kabul university but came to pakistan twenty years ago and he says now he'd like to go back and the politics are right. He said and he tried to convince us that. With the taliban empower it would be safer in afghanistan and that for women. It would be better better better for women now. No woman relax healing relaxation now no woman. He said that his rationale was that after twenty years of insecurity and wars corrupt central government in his view nato attacks and taliban i e d threats women vase the video difficult dime during the last twenty years. It was difficult for video difficult and it will be better for women now. How can you say that many women say they can't get educated. They can't picture. I want to extend picture of the taliban. He said that the west was fixated on this black image. A black picture of the when reality many people would Feel that it was more stable and perhaps more hopeful for peace and you know that is a perspective one of them unique.
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Pastor Ron & Lynette Lewis Talk About Establishing Jordan Lewis Missions
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First Civilian Flight From Kabul Since US Exit Lands in Doha
"The first time since the us military withdrawal from afghanistan the taliban allowed a plane carrying americans and others to leave kabul that plane landing and cutter just a short time ago while others are trying to cross my land in neighboring pakistan. Nbc's mollie hunter. Is there tonight. The first international flight taking off from the taliban run kabul airport. Tonight americans on board a us facilitated evacuation plane to doha cutter the first since. Us troops left and a far cry from the chaotic runway scenes. Two weeks ago the state department said they invited more than thirty american citizens and permanent residents but not everyone took up the offer. There will be more flights but the nfc says due to an ongoing terror threat. No details in advance on board one hundred thirteen people and alongside americans canadians brits ukrainians and germans. Nbc's raff sanchez. Was there. This is it. After a perilous journey that started in kabul through an airport controlled by the taliban. These passengers are coming down the steps here in doha. Finally to safety and security but for those so desperate in the last two weeks overland has been the only way out we headed up pakistan's khyber pass to the torkham border-crossing with afghanistan. This new taliban guard we spoke with says pakistan isn't letting all these people through there are people waiting who can't get over. Okay okay so the pakistani military's having moved back but sisters mersal and manisha mayday if you had stayed under taliban rule what would that have been like the big problem school. Not as they're headed to ottawa soon to be canada's newest refugees now if international flights really are starting back again that's potentially very good news for the tens of thousands of vulnerable afghans left behind.
The Taliban's New Government Includes Hardliners and a Designated Terrorist
"Activists afghanistan are asking world leaders not to recognize the new interim afghan government. There are no women in the taliban cabinet. It even includes an extremist on the fbi's most wanted list a far cry from the inclusive. Moderate leadership mini had wanted for more. On what this all means. We're joined by. Npr's jackie northam in islamabad pakistan. Jackie welcome thank you very much. This new interim government is made up of a lot of the old guard. Tell us who they are. You're right. I mean there are a lot of familiar faces here That have been with the taliban from many many years. The new head of the afghanistan's government interim head is a man named muhammad hassan. A koon and he's considered a hard liner. You absolutely he from kandahar. Which is the birthplace of the taliban and he's held various leadership roles over the years including foreign minister and deputy prime minister when the tel ban ruled afghanistan in the nineties. So he's got experience Updo ghani batard on this is interesting. He heads the talibans political officer. He's going to be the interim deputy prime minister but this was a a surprise. He was really Widely expected to lead the taliban government a couple others You know there's the son of mullah omar who founded the taliban. He's now the in term defense minister and then we have sirajjidin Connie who is basically on a wanted list with the us and the fbi and he has a you know a five million dollar bounty on his head so you know. Those are some of the people that we can expect that. Be running afghanistan on the next short while an maybe once. They finalize the government has well
Afghanistan: 20 Years of Mindless Mission Creep
"September. The eleventh was planned out of afghanistan. Three thousand people murdered in the space of one hundred and two minutes in a country. That was truly perfect to establish it. Training base is to house a mastermind. A of muslim fundamentalists never functioned as a nation on even during the monarchy that ruled it for a few years in the one thousand nine hundred seventy s no the nation whose genetic warrior bloodymindedness soul alexander the great defeated so the british empire at its height defeated so the soviet union which dis- deployed helicopter gunships against civilians. Landmines disguised as plastic toys to main but the children of that benighted nation. None of them could defeat the afghan tribes and our elite after deploying the best of the best special operators special forces. Cia pamela trees in october the month after september the eleventh in an amazing mission the quintessence of irregular warfare unconventional warfare. With just three hundred guys literally on donkeyback with laptops and laser-guided munitions leveraging twenty-one thousand indigenous anti-taliban northern alliance took down a tyler ban. This tried the out kind training camps and forced been laden to run and hide in likewise fundamentalist pakistan that amazing mission october. What happened twenty years of mindless mission creep. Twenty years of cretans. Who'd been to harvard and yellow convincing us and themselves because they believe as well that we're going to create democracy in south asia. The girls will go to school. Music will be legal again. And they'll be hospitals across ghanistan and civil society and gender studies. At the university. In kabul cretans imbeciles all of them
Taliban Say They Took Panjshir, Last Holdout Afghan Province
"The taliban say they've taken control of a province north of kabul the last holdout of anti-taliban forces in afghanistan. It's the pan valley a resistance group. There denies those claims and that is just some of the news out of afghanistan today at the same time at least four planes were chartered to evacuate hundreds of people from afghanistan but had been unable to take off for days joining us now. Susannah george. She is the afghanistan and pakistan bureau chief for the washington post. She is in kabul susannah. Thanks for being with us this morning. Let's start with that news. Out of the panjshir province This is a storied province long-held stronghold of resistance to the taliban. Just explain what it means that this province has now fallen to to the telephone. Yeah well this is a very significant development and instruct says. You say it's because this was one of the few places. The dotan never managed to control back in the nineteen nineties when the group had control most of the country and so clearing this valley now it really clearly displays how much more of a formative fighting force the taliban is. Today than it was twenty years ago. They have much more training. They've been fighting against one of the most Powerful militaries in the world for the last two decades and they're also much better equipped force and this is largely thanks to desertions and surrender deals with afghan government forces in the lead up to the fall of kabul so now the taliban controls the entirety of the country we are waiting for them to announce the official formation of their government and meanwhile there are still so many afghans who were trying to get out you have been reporting that kabul airport is now open again for domestic travel What does that mean susannah. What does that look like. It's still a bit of a mess couple airport. I'm the only reason that some domestic flights have resumed is because of this temporary radio. Communication has been set up by country engineers between pilots and air traffic controllers. But there's no other navigation system set up at the airport. They all damaged during the chaos of the evacuation which means that all pilots when they're taking off and landing. They need to do it by sight. And this means that any commercial airline who wants to come in and out of kabul airport is just not going to be able to for insurance reasons and because of international aviation guidelines
Suicide Bombing at Southwest Pakistan Checkpoint Kills 3
"Several paramilitary troops were killed and many others injured after a suicide attack at a security points in southwestern Pakistan the attack took place about fifteen miles south of the Pakistani town of Quetta authorities say the attacker had walked toward the checkpoint manned by paramilitary frontier calls before detonating the explosives by the militant group tax we can't Taliban Pakistan also known as the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the morning it's Hank it was the first time TTP claimed an attack on Pakistani security forces since the Taliban a separate organization took control of neighboring Afghanistan I'm Karen Thomas
Pakistan's powerful intel chief arrives in Kabul
"To Pakistan officials on officially say the nation's powerful intelligence chief who's made a surprise visit to the Afghan capital Kabul it wasn't immediately clear what general far as Hamid had to say to the Taliban leadership but the Pakistani intelligence service has perhaps the greatest outside influence over the Taliban the militant group had its headquarters in Pakistan and will often said to be indirect contact with the powerful inter services intelligence agency although Pakistan routinely denies giving the Taliban military aid the accusation was often made by the Afghan government and Washington I'm Charles Taylor this month
How Do You 'Normalize' Relations With the Taliban?!
"Everything. I hear coming out of this white house. The state department is attempt to normalize the taliban and we also have talked about everything else. But but jim kalki normalize relations with the taliban. Here's the problem with trying to do that. Is is what you're doing is empowering and legitimizing them and what that will do is speed the the degree to which they will become a threat their relationship with al qaeda and the network and as you know the connie were were the people that originally insisted that the taliban invite bin laden to come to afghanistan they they span afghanistan and pakistan. They have a relationship with pakistani intelligence services these are or religious zealots and the taliban may not have the perfect relationship with it but they can't give them up explain why al qaeda and connie have to go back to afghanistan have to reconstitute their basis. Why is the twentieth anniversary. September the eleventh so important. What is there that goal right now and this gets to the key point. Why the administration's course of action is so incredibly dangerous that it is it is it is actually the beginning of the most dangerous phase of this crisis not the end of the crisis but the start of the really big scary crisis because once alka and they've already done this the day they touch back on afghan soil. They have one thing in mind only one thing they have to do. They have to have another nine eleven. They have to do it. And it has to be planned out about ghanistan. It's not like oh. We learned our lesson. Stick to terrorism or other places. The americans won't bother us again because honor is power and they have to regain their honor and they have to regain their respect and they have to fill the historic mission that the global jihad is alive and well and the way they do. That is twenty years after nine. Eleven they strike america in its heart again and they kill as many more. That is the gory that cannot be resisted. They have to do
Afghanistan: ‘Major’ Crisis Looming, UNHCR Warns
"A major major humanitarian crisis is looming in afghanistan. The u n refugee agency. The unhcr said on friday amid ongoing uncertainty about vulnerable afghan seeking shelter across the country's borders. The reality is. The displacement crisis is inside afghanistan with more than six hundred thousand afghans displaced this year eighty percent of which are women and children said. Unhcr spokesperson babur balaj speaking from pakistan in an appeal to the world not to turn away. It's attention or focus from afghans and afghanistan. He warned that it cannot be allowed to become a humanitarian catastrophe. If you look at the numbers eighty percent of women and children and we know is a landlocked country if support if play is not going in jail there. We could be facing a major major crisis since the taliban takeover almost two weeks ago. There's not been an accident of accounts from the country crossing into neighbouring pakistan and iran. Unhcr said
The Taliban Says Its Top Ally Is Communist China
"Taliban has said that it's number one. Ally is going to be communist China they believe in the And communist China's economic agenda. So, in addition to all the rest of it, we've just turned over the entire region. To China. And people will say good. Let them get bogged down. They're not going to get bogged down. They're not going to war with the Taliban. They're aligning with the Taliban. They're gonna have access to unbelievable. Minerals. And wealth. In the geography if you look at Afghanistan That place them in a strategic advantage Mountains. And tunnels are no mountains and tunnels. Against India. Against Pakistan. In other countries. It gives them a lane into the Middle East that they didn't have before. And I guess they're going to get the Bagram airport to Which is a major disaster. A major disaster. Unbelievable.
How Will the Taliban Govern?
"With the taliban now in power in afghanistan it's raising all sorts of questions about how they will govern and whether the country will once again become a safe haven for terrorist groups like isis k. al-qaeda for a look at how these three groups are likely to interact and the new afghanistan. We're joined by ebrahim by his. He's a consultant with the international crisis. Groups asia program where he focuses on afghanistan abraham. Let's start with a question that we all seem to be asking. How different is the taliban. That's taken control afghanistan now from the one that ruled afghanistan from the mid nineties until they were pushed out of power following the nine eleven attacks. Well like most political movements it has learned adapted and changed over the years part of that lesson learning was that some of their restrictive policies in the nineteen ninety s. Turn them into pariahs. Tade where other countries were unwilling to recognize it or provided with any type of aid now. The taliban is very cognizant of the fact that they need international recognition as well as at least investment if not age so what could all this man for how the taliban interact with terror groups operating in afghanistan. Let's start with isis k. The group that took responsibility for the bombings near the airport that killed the us. Servicemembers many afghans. Who are isis kate. What is their goal or isotope us on. Province is the local branch of isis. And the moment they emerged the declared the taliban to be apostates and foreign spies that were working for the pakistan intelligence agency and a brutal war started between the two groups from the get go over the years due to being pressured not only by the taliban but also by the afghan government and the us forces and nato forces that were present in the country. I s k has lost. All belittled territory did control at one point in time but now it's still retains significant numbers of sleeper cells in various urban centers including kabul and able to activate them to take action such as they did in kabul airport last week
Study: Air Pollution May Reduce Life Expectancy
"Air. Pollution is a greater breadth. Who people's lives around the world than smoking. hiv aids or war. that's out of the university of chicago's energy policy institute. Cnn's anna sterler as more. According to a new report published. Wednesday people are losing nearly two and a half years of their lives. On average in countries where air pollution levels or below standards set by the world health organization. India has the highest levels of air pollution. Globally and residents have an average of nearly six shaved off their lives. According to air quality life index the index calculates years loss based on what the life expectancy would be if a country met clean air guidelines. Set by the who. The top five countries with the highest average number of years lost were india bangladesh nepal pakistan and
Biden Knew Afghanistan Faced Invasion Theats by Pakistan, Told by Ghani
"But in mid July, Biden was intent on Ghani delivering a public message. And public plan that would sharp confidence in the Afghan government. He said. You clearly have the best military of 300,000 well armed forces. By the way, they've never had 300,000 armed forces. Versus 17 80,000 there clearly capable of fighting well, we will continue provide close air support for you know what the plan is and what we are doing. He pushed Connie to allow his defense Minister General Bismillah Karma Lama. To pursue a strategy that would focus on defending major population centers. And he urged the Afghan president to bring together some of the most powerful anti Taliban warlords in a show of support to reverse perceptions, perceptions of a crumbling government. He said. I really think I don't know whether you're aware just how much the perception around the world is that this is looking like a losing proposition. Which it is not. Not that it necessarily is that But so the conclusion I'm asking you to consider is putting together everyone. If they stand there and say they back the strategy you put together and put a warrior in charge in a military man con in charge of executing the strategy and that will change perception. And that will change an awful lot, I think, says Biden. Johnny responded by saying Afghanistan was facing not just the Taliban, but their foreign backers, he said. We're facing a full scale invasion composed of Taliban. Full Pakistani planning and logistical support and at least 10 to 15,000 international terrorists, predominantly Pakistanis thrown into this. You've never heard any of this. Neither did I have you, Mr Reducer. So they were being invaded. On top of everything else from Pakistan. You didn't know this either, folks. But Biden did.
Pakistan Warns About Afghan Economic Collapse
"Pakistan's foreign minister is urging the international community to act to prevent a hardship in neighboring Afghanistan after the takeover of the country by the Taliban shot Mahmood Qureshi says it's in the interest of peace and stability for the world to remain engaged I'm not abandon Afghanistan since more instability and a further exodus of Afghans fleeing the Taliban rule well not in the interest of the nation elsewhere Chris she says as this is a pivotal moment in Afghanistan's history the international community must remain engaged we should not let economic collapse take place in Afghanistan Chris she adds Pakistan has facilitated the evacuation of more than ten thousand foreigners from the country since the takeover I'm Charles Taylor that's my
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"pakistan" Discussed on KTRH
"S. consulate in Pakistan you know this this kind of modern behavior that is just a modern version of what you're what you're describing yeah I mean it's so so how have we changed so much or is it just by is sheer numbers I mean not as many doing it now as then or what we know it's interesting you should ask that question the last time we were on I don't know if you remember but I was scheduled to interview with you on the night of September the eleventh yes and you know we mentioned that just in passing and gave us both pause for thought you know I have to to close that thing I came back from watching the World Trade Center go down and you know in my living room and I had to go off to each class of one of the coaches were a teacher and I'm telling about half the students for their everybody was pretty damn somber sure people were in shock and I talked a little bit about this phenomenon which it occurred and one of the things that I said to my students is that going personally have been going into Africa now since nineteen sixty four which is you know thirty five years or so and I've watched the lines of the of the tribal people grow steadily worse over this thirty year period for example I go to others you know the human misery and suffering there is really quite extraordinary and it is getting worse well half the world's population you know we passed the six billion marks yes half the world's population interest life waste which starvation and you know abject poverty is just part of their given on a daily basis and that's half of the world's Hey that's really something for people to consider because they just don't think about that half the world is starving they are and there's sort of watching television and they're seeing what we have and you know these this is not a good situation you know basically without going political you know I I personally feel that there's just much too much money concentrated on the top and it's not filtering down it's not filtering out into the countryside it's not filtering out into these third world countries which are really the first world countries and you know if we're going to resolve this question we have to go in there and feed these people and train them and make their life better and they have to understand that we're doing that for them you base of service uses AI to kill them because they'll they'll they'll try to kill us well you know I mean there's I I had to be that brutal about it but that that's kind of what it's going to come down to professor it's time it's happening right now that's what happened with with nine eleven that's what happened with the what's coming up I mean we're we're probably about face a rash of suicide bombers homicide bombers whatever you wanna call in here in the US it's going to get worse and worse and worse and worse so I suppose either we give them what they wanted and you're suggesting they want basically what we have that's right or we kill them now you know we have these big bombs you know those are the ones that people are really worried about they're worried about all these bombs were made in Russia during the Cold War the small nuclear devices you know with the end of the the so called war he's one of the sponsors simply disappeared nobody knows when they are young well it sounds which you can make to look like a rock you know you can put him next to a bridge and detonate them and they'll kill everybody and for a hundred miles you know that there and nobody knows where they are I mean people in Washington are very frightened about this and they should be I mean there's a lot of fear coming from Washington the American people zero if feel a lot of fear and for you know I guess good reason because we're getting the warnings every single day these are people who it seems professor just simply want to kill us and we don't I think a lot of this has to do with the games that people choose to play and live the life games you know I'm done distinguishing between turbulence with frivolous games played for amusement or entertainment or distraction and those serious and significant like games that present us with challenges and objectives that contribute to our own personal growth and for the greater good of society in the world around us you know it's really in response to these life games that are constellation of survival skills and abilities is formed and sharpened and this is what really enables each of us to succeed in becoming who and what we are you know without these games worth playing life becomes filled with repetition and boredom giving rise to an ever growing cycle of meaninglessness and disharmony depression and despair no you know it's something about this idea I came across a book and on my bookshelves which I had looked at about thirty years I don't know if you remember to remember a book that came out in the late sixties by a guy named to rock and it was called the master game I do not it's a very interesting book he will drop was a fellow chemist who carried out research in the fields of cancer in the biochemistry of the brain yes he essentially divided the life games that people play into two basic types of tricks games and medic aims okay camps for those which are played to explore master and acquired the things of the outer world especially the physical for some money power sex and status and that's worth talking about right medic games are played to master the things of the inner world intangible such as knowledge and beauty and salvation of the soul and he pointed out in this book this woman's life games we choose to play or really indicators of the type of individuals that we are well professor yeah if their survival of the fittest is our is is Israel I mean if that if if that is still operative if survival of the fittest continues to drive the evolutionary engine then of these two groups which one do you think is going to get knocked out well I think that all of us play all of them I you know I don't think that we tend to specialize until we discover who and what we are well it's another way of asking do you think we will make an evolutionary leap and suddenly be all warm and relatively relatively fuzzy or will we blow ourselves to smithereens right now if you look around the world is a little like also on like the smithereens born there smithereens scenario is definitely on the horizon and it's it's getting a lot closer and I think a lot of people are freaked out about it I slam you know it wouldn't right exactly I want somebody comes to kill you when the barbarians are at the gate and they have no desire but to in order to kill as many of you as as possible then you really have very little choice and the and the more likely response despite the hope that there would be many who would rise and have this if any that we're talking about that I do believe in it looks to me like the barbarians are are here too soon yeah you know what it looks like we're still in the barbarian stage of human evolution does not yes another words of these are just modern ways of lopping off heads with the whatever or bashing the man and what it what is the real difference just the weapons you know the technology when you know when we look at these games just to think about these games for a minute you know the optics games are probably hierarchically lower and they have a pathological edge to them in that the players who play them emerge with very little they can truly call their own for example businessman all right the corporate world playing the money game yes you know they may emerge as rich as old Rockefeller only to find himself and bitter and unhappy and empty at a loss to know to know what to do with all the results you know those those people play the same game with the goal of becoming celebrities realize sooner or later that they're famous allusion ahead of land actually realized more than they realize even more that they're idiots because it's not that much fun well the military game yeah unfortunately when you look at the fact that the you know.
"pakistan" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"On Pakistan but we would also you know as kids who also always say that but but you're thinking about in nineteen sixty eight Pakistan that does not exist anymore the one that you're reflecting on and being nostalgically for and my father would be in touch with you know those mangles that we used to eat them I will not available anywhere anymore I don't imagine United does not everybody's going to taste the same way you ever think about the life you might have had a few you didn't leave India do you do you think about that sure but you know what what what your own I think what a smart response your patterns reflect it's something that I always insist on which is what your father was tasting was not the mangoes he was testing nostalgia where I'm in memory those mangoes are sweeter still than they actually were and so when I think about that I'm aware of hello I might be adorning my existence with a certain order off most tells you when the reality is much more Graham in for and then when you come here as a as an immigrant I you know this is this the kind of in free inferiority complex that you alluded to in in your book it at the start of immigrant Montana your protagonist K. lush feel insufficiently authentic how does that the inferiority affect the way that somebody heads into their their new life I think at the beginning it's impossible not to have what one could call an imposter syndrome where you only this in some ways suspicious about your own identity and you fear that someone is going to find out that you do not belong here and send you right back I certainly felt that I have felt that well the moment this book was published which is today no I'm exaggerating a little bit but I think perhaps the children of let's say Pakistani immigrants work today running for election districts and Congress towns in this country are perhaps have a sense of identity which reads them off all these complexes in my case it's just the ability to set down on paper what has been my experience what has been the experiences of those around me what what does a narrative call had in store existence when that has been achieved in some ways some of those early a fierce fall away and I think it's safe to say that your protagonist solution to the feeling whole again feeling substantial among you know as a as well as the writing in the work and all that is also to look for love what is it that he's hoping to find through love I think you know there's a there's a novel written buy a Sudanese writer damn Sally called season of migration to the north I read that in grad school and the protagonist of that novel was going to conquer the west England through his sexual conquests and I think somewhere in in the back of her mind there was a hot how should I say a gentler version that I had known of someone was going to shape his identity who he was by looking into the eyes of someone he loved in other words seeing in the eyes of the beloved one's identity I thought that would be a different way to a new way to present immigrant identity that's what people want to look at immigrants the perhaps think he wants my job they don't think he wants love just kind of wanna let me pursue that line you know and in the case of minor rate I think it's somewhat unfortunate maybe but that is not the way that he stumbles through his love affairs charity is being irresponsible you know you say he stumbles through love it and in fact he doesn't up hurting some of the women he cares about as well right he's not he's not a perfect person by any means no I know you've written that you didn't want to pass too much judgment on your own protagonist what do you mean by that I guess I was if you were sitting here with a psychoanalyst the psychoanalyst would say maybe I did not want the reader to foster my judgment on me but I'm not qualified as a cycle yes give a simple answer which is people often aim for righteousness I think the writer should leave that to High Court judges or to people who are arguing for cases writers should present humanity in all its flawed politics you know and in that way I did not want to be harsh because I wanted not to be righteous I just wanted to be real I have not known people have looked perfect lives I only know of people who have talked about perfection well but have to deliver the imperfections so that's that's what I meant in the last thing I wanted to ask you is K. lush builds a new self by writing as a as a new young immigrant what did writing and storytelling in the U. S. offer you first at first what I had carried with me rightly or wrongly was a sense of bitterness and rage against the officer who would grant me my visas every time I have to go back home and come back but it was pursuing my degrees I felt humiliated every time and when I started writing what I called at that time love poems for the border patrol in writing those poems which was sometimes joke sometimes you know full of invective I thought I was answering back I was I was finding a voice well later it became more a sort of a reckoning for example we were discussing a little while ago Ali of nostalgia and I wrote about how the soft what I called the soft emotion of nostalgia is often turned into the hardy motion of fundamentalism in the diaspora why what Hindus in North America sending gold bricks for the destruction of an old mosque in India and for the building of a temple so that became another kind of effort at articulating my own identity in the diaspora who did I want to be and by this time by the time to come to this novel it's just a sort of taking stock of my youth and I'm trying to say where the eye in the present and hello when they have been voices raised let's say by people like Donald Trump and his followers which in some ways to reduce our humanity how do we say that we as immigrants have a full claim do all sorts of human emotions including the forbidden emotion of desire Alabama is a really it was a pleasure to read this book thank you so much I'm a topical Mars book is called immigrant mode Montana and it is out now.
"pakistan" Discussed on AP News
"In Pakistan, Razzie Khan who works as a waiter in a small cafe in Rawalpindi says he knew nothing about the TV series or Gingrich's character Tyrian Lancaster until recently. He says customers have been asking him for selfies people. Stop him on the street, and he gets constant questions about his uncanny resemblance is to Dink Lynch kind not only has a similar look haircut and beard Dink ledge, but the two share a genetic condition that results in small stature kind admits he likes his newfound popularity and he has hopes the resemblances could pull him out of a life of poverty in Pakistan, and maybe even take him to Hollywood Prince, Harry and his wife Meghan, the duchess of suspects are the. Proud parents of a new baby boy is AP correspondent Syria. Shaklee reports the baby was born early Monday. The baby was not yet been named is seventh in line for the throne and his Queen Elizabeth the sickens eighth grade grandchild. It's the first child for Harry and Meghan who married a year ago. Harry told reporters the pad what both absolutely thrilled. And so grateful to all the love and support for everybody out that Harry has long spoken of his desire to start a family Serra shaklee London. The fight over the mullahs report, I'm Tim Maguire within AP news at the House Judiciary committee will vote Wednesday on a plan to hold attorney general William bar, and contempt of congress committee is given bar until this morning to release entire Mullah report, Georgetown law, professor, Victoria, nurses. The White House is using a novel legal arguments new it's called the unitary executive where he has all power over the executive branch, including Muller hundreds of former federal prosecutors sign on. Onto a letter saying President Trump would have been charged with obstruction of Justice. Had he been anyone other than the president Treasury Secretary. Steven Mnuchin tells House Ways and means committee chairman Richard Neal, the administration won't be turning over President Trump's tax returns in a letter to neom Newton rights at the request lacks legitimate legislative purpose next possible options for Neil and other Democrats subpoenaed to the IRS demanding the returns or filing a lawsuit. I Tim McGuire. AP digital news back in a moment. Thank.
"pakistan" Discussed on Power 106 FM
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"pakistan" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show
"Now for the conclusion of part one with Eric off. So nothing is going according to find. I'm like what a fuck. I didn't wanna come hang out with your brothers. Yeah. Now the brothers. They seem nice. They were age. They they were they range in age from twenty four to fourteen and all the older guys had like beards going on a long long beards. But they all had British accents and the outcome in as four of them. And she made me a burger actually, which is good. She made me a burger and gave me some soda, and that was you know, actually, the best million Pakistan at that time. Yeah. And then her brother's go, okay. We're gonna go now. And I'm like Kansas hanging out with you inches like. Nope. Sorry now, it's out of her hands. And I didn't understand the customs share. Like, I I didn't you know at the time. I didn't know that like her even just leaving the house at night to tell the cab. How how much it was? And how do we pay the cabby get me was a huge risk on her part because women aren't allowed to leave the house after dark in Pakistan, not allowed to socialize men that they're not Mary. Two in Pakistan. They know people started talking and the way the way rumors spread could literally cost a woman her life in Pakistan. I didn't know that at the time. But she was like really taken a risk even just socializing with someone like me. So I'm glad that I hung out with just or brothers. Now, knowing what I know now and her I her brother's idea showing me a good time was driving around to all the locations. If there's Pizza Hut KFC. Oh, yeah. Alright. I came all the way around the planet to see some fast Joneses. Yeah. Exactly. Jeez. But one thing I noticed was that all the lines. I saw was guys. And my exact words were man. It's fucking cock fest. Sure. And they're like, oh, yeah. We're we're looking for a woman. I was like all right. Yeah. That'd be cool. Let's go ladies are no their idea of looking for a woman for me was was they wanted to find a woman that was out after dark so that we could gang Roeber. Oh what? Their ideas, showing time was so that we can go find a woman on chaperoned and gang rape or because that's their right in Pakistan. I thought they were kidding. And at the time. But as obviously time went by. No, that's the way it is. If a woman is seen outside passed curfew Schapper, especially even she chaperone, but she's she's on chaperone during the day in some of these areas, it's the man's right to gang rape them. But if it's after hours. No, it's every man's right? Gang able this is insane. It's nuts. And and people don't understand how good they have it here. Because this is the crap that's happening over in in other countries. And the media doesn't want to report on it. Because it's you know, people will I don't know why they don't wanna shine a light on what's really happening. Like, okay. Well, you know, that's just some of them. No, it's not it's not some of them that that's the way the customs. Are there is honor killings? All the time. There's gang ribs. I've got hundreds of hundreds of stories for what I heard what would go on impact. Sal jump ahead a little bit. There was a British man. Who was who was born in Pakistan, but he grew up in Britain and he raised his family in Britain. He brought back his family two of his daughters. One with a twenty five year old a twenty five year old doctor the other one was a twenty year old. He brought them back under the guise of over going to go see family vacation what he didn't tell them was that he had arranged marriages for them. And the reason was because he hated the way they were born in the with a western mentality will the twenty five year old doctor she with she has a western mentality. She's like, you know, fuck you dead. That's not happy. I'm a doctor and some knocking buried well. He said this brought this honored whose family so he shot his daughter in the face killing her..
"pakistan" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show
"Like look I can take a trip. It's going to be a pain because the middle is. I I didn't have any time. I really didn't even after I said, I'll go I had booked a guest on the show Arlos that would have made more money working on are less than I would have on the damn trip. But I had vowed I had I had given my word that I'd go. So not only was I losing money. I lose three years of my life for crime. I didn't know I was being used to commit unbelievable art. So you go to Pakistan, and then what what is that like you just land? And you're like, hey, let me get a suitcase full of leather goods. And what do you do? It doesn't work that way. Raise context. Pick me up from the airport now, Pakistan is not a friendly country at all the people in it. You mean the second they see me land. I stick out like a sore thumb when one taller guys, they're the only white guy there, there's not usually when you go to other countries, you see all kinds of foreigners, you know, Asians, Hispanics. You know, black people white people, you see different diversity. Yes. There's no diversity magazine. There's none on the only white guy. Then. That's the one thing. I've noticed noticing is there. There's no diversity everyone's wearing their their chemises which are like dresses. Everything's really dirty. There's people everywhere there. And there's no there's no sense of privacy there people who don't know you like we were having a conversation just some random guys walk up stand right there between us and just start looking at both of us like they were part of the conversation the whole time. That's so weird. It is very weird. And it had all the time. I could not handle it would happen. All the time. Like, I I'll skip ahead. I'll be in chains talking to my damn lawyer or to the consular and these people just walk up with their hands behind their back. You know and just look at both of us. And I'll be like seriously, man. Fuck. For all these homeless people was on being led to the throngs of crowd chains would be like grabbing that my pants to like ask for money. I'm like up Fook. Do I have my man cuff Shane's, I got no money for you guys. This shit that would happen in Pakistan would make me laugh even there. I was laughing. I was like this is so fucking ridiculous. It's great. It's this is so unbelievable. You're like, and then they're picking up from the airport. What did they take you to like some hotel hotel off of Murree road? And they tell me they go Ray fucked up. That's the first thing that says Ray fucked up you're supposed to go to Karachi Ivo hate. What does that mean? Karachi's an eight hour drive, by the way, you're in Islam Abbad. I'm in his mom, and I said, so what does that mean? I said, well, we gotta go to Karachi. And and and bring back stuff, I go with you guys. I'm assuming I'm coming with you guys because that was sort of the the selling pitch on Ray is that oh, these guys are gonna show you around there and show you good time. You're not just me left hanging by yourself. You're going to have some people. They're showing you how great Pakistan is. And they said now we're gonna we're gonna leave you at the hotel and we'll come back a win coming back..
"pakistan" Discussed on The Jordan Harbinger Show
"Someone brought her this post that was Terai had nothing to do with her. But basically saying look Eric sane. So she posted on her page. If you got a problem with vets don't ever submit to begin. I've never submitted to that woman ever. An every within two days. Her post had six hundred likes relax reshare, and everything I was getting death threats through again, we had vets come to our house with with guns. I had to go to the cops a couple times. And I'm like, wow. After all the shit. I've been through this person's going to go over there and destroy my dream because of a joke on my page that had nothing to do with her. And I'm like, wow, I got blackballed from the sun industry over a joke on my page, and my family's all vets. And she turned it into that. I hate vets twisted around so bad, everyone in the stone industry has quietly come to me and told me you should sue that woman. You shouldn't do this. This is the worst thing that's ever happened. I'm like, it's not the worst thing that's ever happened to me. It's just someone who's very small stepping on an aunt and trying to ruin me and kill a dream. And that's what people do I was run over by bus. I got through that I was wrongly imprisoned in Pakistan. I got through that. I had someone killed my dream over here. I'll get through that. How did you end up going to Pakistan because we all right? Going back and forth and Turkey, you're going through Sweden hanging out. It's great and then dot dot dot Pakistan. I mean, what this this is the part that's a little confusing for people because they're like. Yeah. Ok Turkey, maybe. But when you say, hey, you're going to Pakistan. That's that's where I would have drawn the line. That's what everyone's thinking when they see it as flick right before went to Turkey. I had a lot of questions. I just want to go to Turkey. 'cause before I knew anything about Turkey. All I knew was that it was a Muslim country. I mean back then he I thought, you know, Muslims were dangerous people because you know, you only see what you see on the news. The Turkey was a beautiful country Turkey was was an awesome country, and I met so many friendly wonderful people there had a great time in Turkey. Ray was able to use my experience in Turkey on. How amazing it was. And how everything I thought was going to happen. Didn't happen. A had a great time. Like any kind of worries I had he was able to use that against me and justify we'll that's also going to be Pakistan. He painted Pakistan like Turkey Pakistan was supposed to be my brothers trip. And when he found out it was the Pakistani he says, I'm not going any back Dell. And when he told me that it was the Pakistan made no sense to me because this was the first I was here in about ten days before Peter was supposed to go on the trip. He tells me that oh, it's the Pakistan. It's not the Turkey. So I ask Ray what's Peter talking about wise at the he's what's his Pakistan thing. I I'm hearing about it. He lets me know because of the war in Afghanistan. He's getting a great deal on leather goods, Pakistan. My exact words were good. You can FedEx it back then year getting such a great deal than just fed ex back. Yeah..