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Gatestone Institute: A Final Warning From Arabs to Biden

Mark Levin

01:28 min | 5 months ago

Gatestone Institute: A Final Warning From Arabs to Biden

"There was a piece in the gatestone institute international policy council Website By Khalid Abu tome And it's really quite compelling It says in a message directed at the Biden administration and the other western powers involved in the Vienna negotiations This is with Iran Led by Russia on our behalf the Arab country said that Iran and its terrorist militias are continuing to create chaos and instability especially in Iraq Yemen and Lebanon The Arabs including the Arab League are telling the Biden administration that in their view is not only Iran that threatens their security but also its terrorist proxies Including Hamas the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Hezbollah and the Houthis in Yemen The Arabs are clearly worried about the financial and military aid that Iran is providing to the terrorist groups Any deal with Iran will further strengthen these groups and encourage them to step up their terrorist attacks The Arabs are also worried that when Iran obtains nuclear weapons they will sooner or later find their way into the hands of terrorist proxies And other terrorist groups including the Islamic State that's ISIS and Al-Qaeda

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"palestinian islamic jihad hezbollah" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

06:46 min | 5 months ago

"palestinian islamic jihad hezbollah" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"There's no place I can go To the United States put in a daily mail is deploying thousands of troops in the northern territory of Australia After Australia admitted war with China is in fact possible Because China has been threatening Australia now for about 18 months just so you know A former top CIA operative says it's too late for the United States to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons without military action There are two far along They've progressed too far This is what's going on in the world Which is incredible We're talking about nuclear weapons all over the place here There was a piece in the gatestone institute international policy council Website By Khalid Abu tome And it's really quite compelling It says in a message directed at the Biden administration and the other western powers involved in the Vienna negotiations This is with Iran Led by Russia on our behalf the Arab country said that Iran and its terrorist militias are continuing to create chaos and instability especially in Iraq Yemen and Lebanon The Arabs including the Arab League are telling the Biden administration that in their view is not only Iran that threatens their security but also its terrorist proxies Including Hamas the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Hezbollah and the Houthis in Yemen The Arabs are clearly worried about the financial and military aid that Iran is providing to the terrorist groups Any deal with Iran will further strengthen these groups and encourage them to step up their terrorist attacks The Arabs are also worried that when Iran obtains nuclear weapons they will sooner or later find their way into the hands of terrorist proxies And other terrorist groups including the Islamic State that's ISIS and Al-Qaeda The president that is Biden is deaf He can not be trusted Ali Al saraf Iraqi political political analyst said If the Biden administration and its Friends reach a new deal with Iran's mullahs we are likely to see more Arabs come out against the United States We made it very clear that if Iran acquires a nuclear capability we will do everything we can to do the same This is the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs To CNN a few years back the Arabs consider Iran a lethal threat to their national security and the stability of the entire Middle East and other parts of the world If the Biden administration is going to align itself with the Mullis it will lose the support of the Arab and Muslim allies who feel bitterly betrayed and fear that nuclear weapons will end up in the hands of these very mullers and their terrorist groups So you see it's not just Israel although Israel is quite concerned extremely gravely concerned What appears to be an 11th hour and desperate warning to the Biden administration against striking a deal with the Iranian regime For Arab countries have expressed deep concern over Iran's ballistic missile program and ongoing support for terrorism In a statement issued in Cairo on March 9 you haven't heard this have you America The Arab Quartet committee Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Bahrain and Egypt Said that Iran continues to interfere in the internal affairs Arab countries and play a role in sowing sectarian Discord among them by supporting an army terrorist groups such as the Houthis and Hezbollah militias The statement was issued amid growing concern in some Arab countries that the United States and other western powers could reach a deal with Iran to revive the 2015 joint comprehensive plan of action also known as the Iran nuclear deal Do you realize in so many ways how peaceful the world was when Trump was president Obviously the rewards and things But nothing like this Nothing like this And so you would think when chuck Todd on Sunday chooses to do an attack on Trump he should instead show The successes of the Trump foreign policy and national security decisions And go ahead and compare them with buying but instead he brings in these reprobates Because he happens to be one himself Iran posted a threat to the security of Arab states and impedes regional and international efforts to resolve issues in crises in the region through peaceful means the committee said that committee of four Remember what was going on there when Trump was president The Abraham accords peace breaking out everywhere And the Iranian economy was dying as well as their missile program While the Arab countries above which have long been considered close allies of the U.S. stressed the importance of supporting efforts To prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons at the Vienna negotiations They said any deal reach with Tehran could be seen as a temporary not final agreement That's ridiculous Reflecting the Arabs distrust of Iran the Arab countries emphasized the need for strengthening the International Atomic Energy Agency the IAEA their monitoring role over the Iranian nuclear program and a message directed to the Biden administration And other western powers involved in the Vienna negotiations the Arab countries said that Iran and its terrorist militias are continuing to create chaos and instability especially in Syria Iraq Yemen and Lebanon The Arabs are clearly worried about the financial military aid that Iran is providing to these groups All right I've pretty much covered this Hussein Al safiya Yemeni researcher and head of the Abadi center for studies and medias another prominent Arab who has added his voice to those who are warning.

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"palestinian islamic jihad hezbollah" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

13:34 min | 2 years ago

"palestinian islamic jihad hezbollah" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Then turning back now to our studio guests Barbara Slavin in valley now Sir president trump four weeks was saying that he was determined to get the United States out of these conflicts owns now is forced by circumstances to send more troops and perhaps even tough in the U. S. posture around staying in Iraq he's does he want the United States out or does he not want the United States president trump seems to be false following a very model policy and that is all things at the same time but I think at one of his instincts early on and he said so was to make Iraq will about Iran and he really didn't care about Iraqi thing at one point he went to the country and didn't let the prime minister know he's coming and just called him from a base in northern Iraq he hasn't paid much attention to it and it hasn't really courted Iraqi leaders and then he said at one point that the only reason the United States would stay in Iraq is to keep an eye on Iran and now the killing of selling money in particular has made Iraq really about Iran and specially now that the Iranians say the United States has to leave Iraq it's almost a U. S. has to defy Iran because this is kind of like an arms wrestling between them I don't think the United States or particular president trump particular cares about Iraq and he could easily leave Iraq within a half an hour just like he decided to leave Syria after a call with the president of Turkey and I don't think he has that he has an appreciation for this through strategic importance of Iraq if he's ever had it was that he said that you know they have oil and we should have taken their oil and now they owe us money all of which you know are are not acceptable to Iraqis but but I think now United States almost can not leave Iraq just because the Iranian said that they have to leave and that would be a victory for Iran where no closer to watching C. five days loading up with US troops waving goodbye to to a rocky soil well it seems not I mean basically the US is threatening the Iraqis that if they tried to expel the American troops the US will will cut off all other programs of assistance there and and even you know the present has threatened to sanction Iraq and I mean this is a country that suffered terribly under sanctions for for more than a decade after the nineteen ninety one Gulf War you know children starve to death so it's a horrible thing to to to be threatening just to be clear what does the rock will lie on the United States for at the moment why is it a problem if they were to leave well it it would force Iraq to be almost completely dependent on Iran and you know and and Iraq has been trying desperately not to to have that they want to have good relations not only with the United States because they're looking for investment you know oil companies that sort of thing but also to have a better relationship with US Arab allies like Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates immediately took the Saudis a long time to restore relations with Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam and they have begun to see some efforts there we actually saw the Iraqi prime minister try to act as a mediator between Iran and Saudi Arabia recently and there are reports according to autumn ninety that that so the money was in Baghdad to give a response from Iran to some peace feelers from the Saudis so this puts this puts a rock in just a very very difficult position and I don't know what they will decide but the US is really playing hardball here I would just add that to two barbers point is that if the if the more the US tries to intimidate Iraq and and probably the prime minister and the parliament to rescind its decision the more it's likely that they could touch off anger on the street and once this issue of US departure moves from the parliament to the street or or do you might end up in a very different place this no longer than in the hands of the prime minister or or their or the parliament to basically educate this I mean if throngs of people in the streets start demanding this if you have a clash with US troops if Iraqi that bloody shed there's a point at which even I told this is Tony may issue a fatwa that America is no longer welcome here and at that point they they would have to start loading at the C. S. C. five planes and and leave the country and I and I think the US is approaching this whole thing at in a really heavy handed way that is actually counterproductive and seems to leave Iraq with very few good choices in the near term anyway exactly and I actually on their mining Iraqi politicians at give publicly humiliating and embarrassing them at a brow beating them is not helping it only weakens them even if they are to serve as agents of the United States standing up to at demand that the U. S. stay you're just weakening your own your own your own allies there and that's counterproductive which would seem odd if what you want to accomplish is not pushing any government in Baghdad into the arms of Tehran yeah exactly I'm thinking in particular of the president of Iraq bar home seller who's very identified with the United States is a Kurd who represented the Kurdish interests for many years in the United States in the lead up to the invasion of Iraq and he the how is he handling this and then you know he's considered someone sympathetic to the United States and here the United States is committing all these acts on rocky soil without without even prior warning the United States in its most recent statements since the killing of sue the money has left open the possibility of conflict with the run is that something that the United States should be well very careful about folly yes in a sense that the United States is relying on the notion that it can in a in a direct head to head confrontation it would win and I the Iranians know that as well as a running mate draw some blood hoping that that would be a deterrent to the U. S. but in reality Iran strand is exactly in in engaging the U. S. through clients allies you with him cook on low level conflict across the vast expanse not just Iraq there's Syria there's yeah man there is Lebanon days Afghanistan for instance and and ultimately at the Iranians can play long game this is not for them about next week it but the question is with the United States be really off for having a large numbers of troops to fight pitched battles and put out small fires at all the way from Afghanistan to to to to Lebanon and that and as I say this is almost like a killing the United States with a thousand cuts and and I think that in the in the view of the administration's they're they're over there very reliant on America's overwhelming conventional military capabilities nobody doubts but does but but I think they're on these are counting on the fact that the US actually does not have the stamina or interest for a prolonged commitment of this kind in any delays and that the American public would not support and we already seen the movie in America is not what it was in two thousand two when it comes to going to war well Barbara Slavin where could you run cause trouble in this broad swath of territory that goes all the way from the Gaza Strip to Oman yeah everywhere I look at you nobody mentioned Afghanistan the US has been desperately trying to get out of Afghanistan investor Khalil's on has been trying to negotiate with the Taliban Iran has very good relations not only with the Afghan government but with several factions of the Taliban and I'm sure they can act of you know to prevent this kind of a peace agreement to make it even harder to keep the United States mired there or to to somehow force the US out if that if that's how they decide to to play it but they have cards to play there and you mentioned of course Gaza on in there connections with Hamas with Palestinian Islamic Jihad Hezbollah menacing Israel and we didn't even talk about cyber which is a very hot topic these days that we should look for all kinds of Iranian retaliation through through cyber they've gotten much better at this since the US and Israel infected their centrifuges with something called Stuxnet about a decade ago and people you know trying to use their ATMs may have issues of their variety of things like with the tax that originate in Tehran yeah yeah the Iranians have a cyber army that's gotten more and more proficient at these kinds of attacks they've hacked into a Dan in upstate New York they they are already I understand hacking into various things in Saudi Arabia they they once fried the hard drives of thousands of computers at Saudi Aramco and this is long before they struck around co with with drones and missiles so it could be through cyber other other places volley alongs with with the ones that the barber just mentioned well that just impacting the global economy and yes that president trump says we don't need me the least oil by if there is a good chunk of the oil production goes offline or or this fear that it's going to go off line ultimately is going to push price of oil much higher and that's going to impact global economy which is already quite fragile and even within the region you know even the the the incident of the shooting down on that Ukrainian airliner over to her on it whatever your reasons whatever it happened it brings to mind that when you have the fog of war over the Middle East business is airlines flights are not going to happen like that people are not going to want to fly through the mid eighties people are not gonna want to invest in the mid eighties Iran is only ninety miles from I'm from Dubai or or from Abu Dhabi so he's gonna put it put a chill on on international business and that's not going to benefit the UAE Qatar Saudi Arabia back rain Kuwait there's a reason why as much as the Saudis are angry on on happy with their on the immediately sent to a senior member of the royal family to Washington to plead with president trump not to pursue a course of war and I and I think also on on are trying to push Iran similarly to the Fatah minister or wan went to tear on the foreign minister of Qatar went to Tehran you know if you're on in the United States is really go after it there's no way in which the the smaller and there it's are not going to be impacted and that's good and that's two also will impact the global economy a lot of money is tight to businesses there in the mid eighties obviously even I'm not an expert in this part of the world and presume to be but I keep an eye on it and try to keep up with events and it looks like we're dealing with two powers that are particularly allergic to being seen to back down in any conflict with any other power anywhere else in the world they just don't want to be seen to have not responded not punched back if they're punched and that may be a particularly bad a peculiarly bad set of circumstances given what's going on right now so you drop a bunch of missiles on American bases in Iraq don't kill anybody damage a little real estate but maybe that's not the end of it and there's going to be more of this back and forth which seems to be a little risky more than a little risky but it's forty years of bad blood between the United States and Iran and we've had a few brief intervals of under the second Clinton administration under the Obama administration when the two countries seem to be moving toward a less dysfunctional relationship unfortunately the trump administration pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal and I know that they criticized it bitterly that it didn't last long enough it didn't deal with enough other issues but the fact remains that we didn't have these kinds of problems in the Middle East when the United States was still part of the joint comprehensive plan of action Iran even behaved itself for a while after the U. S. pulled out it was only when the United States announced in may of twenty nineteen that it was going to try to prevent Iran from exporting a single drop of oil that all of these horrible consequences began began to flow from that so you know the.

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"palestinian islamic jihad hezbollah" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

14:17 min | 2 years ago

"palestinian islamic jihad hezbollah" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The former senior adviser in the state department under the Obama administration and a Middle East scholar at Johns Hopkins school of advanced International Studies Barbara Slavin she's director of the future of Iran initiative at the Atlantic council and author of better friends than enemies Iran the U. S. and the twisted path to confrontation earlier we heard from Jane a raft NPR international correspondent who's been reporting from Baghdad to hear this program or any other world affairs episodes you can download our podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts search for world affairs that's one word and now back to race war as in Washington in turning back now to our studio guests Barbara Slavin in valley now Sir president trump four weeks was saying that he was determined to get the United States out of these conflicts owns now is forced by circumstances to send more troops and perhaps even tough in the U. S. posture around staying in Iraq he's does he want the United States out or does he not want the United States president trump seems to be false following a very model policy and that is all things at the same time but I think hit one of his instincts early on and he said so was to make Iraq will about Iran he really didn't care about Iraqi thing at one point he went to the country and didn't let the prime minister know he's coming in just called him from a base in northern Iraq he hasn't paid much attention to it hasn't really courted Iraqi leaders and then he said at one point that the only reason the United States would stay in Iraq is to keep an eye on Iran and now the killing of selling money in particular has made Iraq really about Iran and specially now that the Iranians say the United States has to leave Iraq it's almost a U. S. has to defy Iran because this is kind of like an arms wrestling between them I don't think the United States or particular president trump particular cares about Iraq and he could easily leave Iraq within a half an hour just like he decided to leave at Syria after a call with the president of Turkey and I don't think he has a he has an appreciation for the St city you can portents of Iraq if he's ever had it it was that he said that you know they have oil and we should have taken their oil and now they owe us money all of which you know are are not acceptable to Iraqis but but I think now United States almost can not leave Iraq just because the Iranians said that they have to leave and that would be a victory for Iran where no closer to watching C. five days loading up with US troops waving goodbye to to a rocky soil well it seems not I mean basically the US is threatening the Iraqis that if they tried to expel the American troops the US will will cut off all other programs of assistance there and and even you know the present has threatened to sanction Iraq and I mean this is a country that suffered terribly under sanctions for for more than a decade after the nineteen ninety one Gulf War you know children starve to death so it's a horrible thing to to to be threatening just to be clear what does the rock rely on the United States for at the moment why is it a problem if they were to leave well it it would force Iraq to be almost completely dependent on Iran and you know and and Iraq has been trying desperately not to to have that they want to have good relations not only with the United States because they're looking for investment you know oil companies that sort of thing but also to have a better relationship with US Arab allies like Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates you know it took the Saudis a long time to restore relations with Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam and they have we begun to see some efforts there we actually saw the Iraqi prime minister try to act as a mediator between Iran and Saudi Arabia recently and there are reports according to automotive that time that so the money was in Baghdad to give a response from Iran to some peace feelers from the Saudis so this puts this puts a rock in just a very very difficult position and I don't know what they will decide but the US is really playing hardball here I would just add that to two barbers point is that if the if the more the US tries to intimidate Iraq and and Robbie the prime minister and the parliament to rescind its decision the more it's likely that they could touch off anger on the street and once this issue of US departure moves from the parliament to the street or or do you you might end up in a very different place is no longer than in the hands of the prime minister or or the or the parliament to basically educate this I mean if you can throngs of people in the streets start demanding this if you have a clash with US troops if Iraqi bloody shed there's a point at which even I told this is Tony may issue a fatwa that America is no longer welcome here and at that point they they would have to start loading at C. S. C. five planes and and leave the country and I and I think the US is approaching this whole thing at in a really heavy handed way that is actually counterproductive and seems to leave Iraq with very few good choices in the near term anyway exactly and I'm actually on their mining Iraqi politicians at it publicly humiliating and embarrassing them at a brow beating them is not helping it only weakens them even if they are to serve as agents of the United States standing up to at demand that the U. S. stay you're just weakening your own your own your own allies there and that's counterproductive which would seem odd if what you want to accomplish is not pushing any government in Baghdad into the arms of Tehran yeah exactly I'm thinking in particular of the president of Iraq Barham Saleh who's very identified with the United States is a Kurd who represented the Kurdish interests for many years in the United States in the lead up to the invasion of Iraq and he the how is he handling this and in it you know he's considered someone sympathetic to the United States and here in the United States is committing all these acts on rocky soil without without even prior warning the United States in its most recent statements since the killing of sue the money has left open the possibility of conflict with the run is that something that the United States should be well very careful about folly yes in a sense that the United States is relying on the notion that it can in a in a direct head to head confrontation it would win and I think Iran is know that as well as a running mate draw some blood hoping that that would be a deterrent to the U. S. but in reality Iran strand is exactly in in engaging the U. S. through clients allies you with him cook on low level conflict across the vast expanse not just Iraq there's Syria there's yeah man there is Lebanon there is Afghanistan for instance and and ultimately at the Iranians can play long game this is not for them about next week only but the question is would the United States be really off for having a large numbers of troops to fight pitched battles and put out small fires at all the way from Afghanistan to to to to Lebanon and that and as I say this is almost like a killing the United States with a thousand cuts and and I think that in the in the view of the administration's they're they're over there very reliant on America's overwhelming conventional military capabilities which nobody doubts but does but but I think they're on these are counting on the fact that the US actually does not have the stamina or the interest for a prolonged commitment of this kind in any delays and that the American public would not support and we already seen the movie in America is not what it was in two thousand two when it comes to going to war well Barbara Slavin where could you run cause trouble in this broad swath of territory that goes all the way from the Gaza Strip to Oman yeah everywhere I look you nobody mentioned Afghanistan the US has been desperately trying to get out of Afghanistan investor Khalil's on has been trying to negotiate with the Taliban Iran has very good relations not only with the Afghan government but with several factions of the Taliban and I'm sure they can act of you know to prevent this kind of a peace agreement to make it even harder to keep the United States mired there or to to somehow force the US out if that if that's how they decide to to play it but they have cards to play there and you mentioned of course Gaza on in terror connections with Hamas with Palestinian Islamic Jihad Hezbollah menacing Israel and we didn't even talk about cyber which is a very hot topic these days that we should look for all kinds of Iranian retaliation through through cyber they've gotten much better at this since the US and Israel infected their centrifuges with something called Stuxnet about a decade ago and people you know trying to use their ATMs may have issues of their variety of things like with the tax that originate in Tehran yeah yeah the Iranians have a cyber army that's gotten more and more proficient at these kinds of attacks they've hacked into a Dan in upstate New York they they are already I understand hacking into various things in Saudi Arabia they they once a fried the hard drives of thousands of computers at Saudi Aramco in this is long before they struck around co with with drones and missiles so it could be through cyber other other places volley alongs with with the ones that the barber just mention one that just impacting the global economy and yes that president trump says we don't need me the least oil but if there is a good chunk of the oil production goes offline or or this fear that it's going to go off line ultimately is going to push price of oil much higher and that's going to impact global economy which is already quite fragile and even within the region you know even the the the incident of the shooting down on that Ukrainian airliner over to her on it whatever the reasons whatever it happened it brings to mind that when you have the fog of war over to me the lease at business says airlines flights we're not going to happen like that people are not going to want to fly through the mid eighties people are not gonna want to invest in the mid eighties the Iran is only ninety miles from I'm from Dubai or from Abu Dhabi so he's gonna put it put a chill on on international business and that's not going to benefit the UAE Qatar Saudi Arabia Bahrain Kuwait there's a reason why as much as the Saudis are angry on on happy with their on the immediately sent a senior member of the royal family to Washington to plead with president trump not to pursue a course of war and I and I think also on on are trying to push Iran similarly to the Fatah minister or wan went to tear on the farm in this at all kinds I went to Tehran you know if you're on any and I says really go after it there's no way in which the the smaller and there it's are not going to be impacted and that's good and that's true also will impact the global economy a lot of money is tight to businesses there in the mid eighties obviously even I'm not an expert in this part of the world and presumed to be but I keep an eye on it and try to keep up with events and it looks like we're dealing with two powers that are particularly allergic to being seen to back down in any conflict with any other power anywhere else in the world they just don't want to be seen to have not responded not punch back if they're punched and that may be a particularly bad a peculiarly bad set of circumstances given what's going on right now so you drop a bunch of missiles on American bases in Iraq don't kill anybody damage a little real estate but maybe that's not the end of it and there's going to be more of this back and forth which seems to be a little risky more than a little risky but it's forty years of bad blood between the United States and Iran and we've had a few brief intervals of under the second Clinton administration under the Obama administration when the two countries seem to be moving toward a less dysfunctional relationship unfortunately the trump administration pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal and I know that they criticized it bitterly that it didn't last long enough it didn't deal with enough other issues but the fact remains that we didn't have these kinds of problems in the Middle East when the United States was still part of the joint comprehensive plan of action Iran even behaved itself for awhile after the U. S. pulled out it was only when the United States announced in may of twenty nineteen that it was going to try to prevent Iran from exporting a single drop of oil that all of these horrible consequences began began to flow from that so you know the question.

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"palestinian islamic jihad hezbollah" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

14:30 min | 2 years ago

"palestinian islamic jihad hezbollah" Discussed on KQED Radio

"You're listening to world affairs weekly broadcasts produced in partnership with KQED I'm Phillip yon we're talking about the recent tensions between the United States and Iran our guests are valley now Sir the former senior adviser in the state department under the Obama administration and a Middle East scholar at Johns Hopkins school of advanced International Studies Barbara Slavin she's director of the future of Iran initiative at the Atlantic council and author of her friends was an enemies Iran the US and the twisted path to confrontation earlier we heard from Jane ROF NPR international correspondent who's been reporting from Baghdad to hear this program or any other world affairs episodes you can download our podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts search for world affairs that's one word and now back to ray Suarez in Washington then turning back now to our studio guests Barbara Slavin in valley now Sir president trump four weeks was saying that he was determined to get the United States out of these conflicts owns now is forced by circumstances to send more troops and perhaps even tough in the U. S. posture around staying in Iraq he's does he want the United States out or does he not want the United States president trump seems to be false following the very model policy and that is all things at the same time but I think a hit one of his instincts early on and he said so was to make Iraq will about Iran and he really didn't care about Iraqi thing at one point he went to the country and didn't let the prime minister know he's coming in just called him from a base in northern Iraq he hasn't paid much attention to it hasn't really courted Iraqi leaders and then he said at one point that the only reason the United States would stay in Iraq is to keep an eye on Iran and now the killing of selling money in particular has made Iraq really about Iran and specially now that the Iranians say the United States has to leave Iraq it's almost like the US has to defy Iran because this is kind of like an arms wrestling between them I don't think the United States or particular president trump particular cares about Iraq and he could easily leave Iraq within a half an hour just like he decided to leave Syria after a call with the president of Turkey and I don't think he has a he has an appreciation for this through strategic importance of Iraq if he's ever had it it was that he said that you know they have oil and we should have taken their oil and now they owe us money all of which you know are are not acceptable to Iraqis but but I think now United States almost can not leave Iraq just because the Iranians said that they have to leave and that would be a victory for Iran where no closer to watching C. five days loading up with US troops waving goodbye to to a rocky soil well it seems not I mean basically the US is threatening the Iraqis that if they tried to expel the American troops the US will will cut off all other programs of assistance there and and even you know the present has threatened to sanction Iraq and I mean this is a country that suffered terribly under sanctions for of for more than a decade after the nineteen ninety one Gulf War you know children starve to death so it's a horrible thing to to to be threatening just to be clear what does the rock will lie on the United States for at the moment why is it a problem if they were to leave well it it would force Iraq to be almost completely dependent on Iran and you know and and Iraq has been trying desperately not to to have that they want to have good relations not only with the United States because they're looking for investment you know oil companies that sort of thing but also to have a better relationship with US Arab allies like Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates immediately took the Saudis a long time to restore relations with Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam and they have we begun to see some efforts there we actually saw the Iraqi prime minister try to act as a mediator between Iran and Saudi Arabia recently and there are reports according to Adam nodded that time that so the money was in Baghdad to give a response from Iran to some peace feelers from the Saudis so this puts this puts a rock in just a very very difficult position and I don't know what they will decide but the US is really playing hardball here I would just add that to the two barbers point is that if the if the more the US tries to intimidate Iraq and and probably the prime minister and the parliament to resend us decision the more it's likely that they could touch off anger on the street and once this issue of US departure moves from the parliament to the street or or do you might end up in a very different place this no longer than in the hands of the prime minister or or the or the parliament to basically educate this I mean if throngs of people in the streets start demanding this if you have a clash with US troops if Iraqi bloody shed there's a point at which even I told this is Tony may issue a fatwa that America is no longer welcome here and at that point they they would have to start loading at the C. S. C. five planes and and leave the country and I and I think the US is approaching this whole thing at in a really heavy handed way that is actually counterproductive and seems to leave Iraq with very few good choices in the near term anyway exactly and I'm actually on their mining Iraqi politicians at give publicly humiliating and embarrassing them at a brow beating them is not helping it only weakens them even if they are to serve as agents of the United States standing up to at demand that the U. S. stay you're just weakening your own your own your own allies there and that's counterproductive which would seem odd if what you want to accomplish is not pushing any government in Baghdad into the arms of Tehran yeah exactly I'm thinking in particular of the president of Iraq bar home seller who's very identified with the United States is a Kurd who represented the Kurdish interests for many years in the United States in the lead up to the invasion of Iraq and he yeah how is he handling this and in it you know he's considered someone sympathetic to the United States and here in the United States is committing all these acts on Iraqi soil without without even prior warning the United States in its most recent statements since the killing of some of the money has left open the possibility of conflict with the run is that something that the United States should be well very careful about folly yes in a sense that the United States is relying on the notion that it can in a in a direct head to head confrontation it would win and I the Iranians know that as well as a running mate draw some blood hoping that that would be a deterrent to the U. S. but in reality Iran strand is exactly in in engaging the U. S. through clients allies you would cook on low level conflict across the vast expanse not just Iraq there's Syria there's yeah man there is Lebanon there is Afghanistan for instance and and ultimately at the Iranians can play long game this is not for them about next week only but the question is with the United States be really off for having a large numbers of troops to fight pitched battles and put out small fires at all the way from Afghanistan to to to to Lebanon and that and as I say this is almost like a killing the United States with a thousand cuts and and I think that in the in the view of the administration's they're they're over there very reliant on America's overwhelming conventional military capabilities which nobody doubts but does but but I think they're on these are counting on the fact that the US actually does not have the stamina or the interest for a prolonged commitment of this kind in the Middle East and that the American public would not support and we already seen the movie in America is not what it was in two thousand two when it comes to going to war well Barbara Slavin where could you run cause trouble in this broad swath of territory that goes all the way from the Gaza Strip to Oman yeah everywhere I look you nobody mentioned Afghanistan the US has been desperately trying to get out of Afghanistan investor Khalil's odd as been trying to negotiate with the Taliban Iran has very good relations not only with the Afghan government but with several factions of the Taliban and I'm sure they can act of you know to prevent this kind of a peace agreement to make it even harder to keep the United States mired there or to to somehow force the US out if that if that's how they decide to to play it but they have cards to play there and you mentioned of course Gaza on in there connections with Hamas with Palestinian Islamic Jihad Hezbollah menacing Israel and we didn't even talk about cyber which is a very hot topic these days that we should look for all kinds of Iranian retaliation through through cyber they've gotten much better at this since the US and Israel infected their centrifuges with something called Stuxnet about a decade ago and people you know trying to use their ATM some issues of there are a variety of things like with the tax the region eight in Tehran yeah yeah the Iranians have a cyber army that's gotten more and more proficient at these kinds of attacks they've hacked into a Dan in upstate New York they are they are already I understand hacking into various things in Saudi Arabia they they once fried the hard drives of thousands of computers at Saudi Aramco and this is long before they struck around co with with drones and missiles so it could be through cyber other other places volley alongs with with the ones that the barber just mentioned well that just impacting the global economy and yes that president trump says we don't need me the least oil by if there is a good chunk of the oil production goes offline or or this fear that it's going to go off line ultimately is going to push price of oil much higher and that's going to impact global economy which is already quite fragile and even within the region you know even the the the incident of the shooting down of that Ukrainian airliner over to her on it whatever your reasons whatever it happened it brings to mind that when you have the fog of war over to me the lease at business says airlines flights are not going to happen like that people are not going to want to fly through the mid eighties people are not gonna want to invest in the mid eighties the Iran is only ninety miles from I'm from Dubai or or from Abu Dhabi so he's gonna put it put a chill on on international business and that's not going to benefit the UAE Qatar Saudi Arabia back rain Kuwait there's a reason why as much as the Saudis are angry on on happy with their on the immediately sent to a senior member of the royal family to Washington to plead with president trump not to pursue a course of war and I and I think also on on are trying to push Iran similarly either the Fatah minister or wan went to tear on the farm in this at all times I went to Tehran you know if you're on any and I says really go after it there's no way in which the the smaller and there it's are not going to be impacted and that's good and that's two also will impact the global economy a lot of money is tight to businesses there in the mid eighties obviously even I'm not an expert in this part of the world and presume to be but I keep an eye on it and try to keep up with events and it looks like we're dealing with two powers that are particularly allergic to being seen to back down in any conflict with any other power anywhere else in the world they just don't want to be seen to have not responded not punch back if they're punched and that may be a particularly bad a peculiarly that set of circumstances given what's going on right now so you drop a bunch of missiles on American bases in Iraq don't kill anybody damage a little real estate but maybe that's not the end of it and there's going to be more of this back and forth which seems to be a little risky more than a little risky but it's forty years of bad blood between the United States and Iran and we've had a few brief intervals of under the second Clinton administration under the Obama administration when the two countries seem to be moving toward a less dysfunctional relationship unfortunately the trump administration pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal and I know that they criticized it bitterly that it did not last long enough it didn't deal with enough other issues but the fact remains that we didn't have these kinds of problems in the Middle East when the United States was still part of the joint comprehensive plan of action Iran even behaved itself for a while after the US pulled out it was only when the United States announced in may of twenty nineteen that it was going to try to prevent Iran from exporting a single drop of oil that all of these horrible consequences began began to flow from that so.

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"New this morning, Iran's foreign ministry warning the United States of violating Iranian airspace, this after the Revolutionary Guards shot down a US drone earlier in the day, ministry spokesperson is quoted by the semi official Tasnim news agency, as saying, Iran cannot condone the quote illegal trespassing and invading the country skies by any kind of foreign flying object, rans Revolutionary Guards shut down the drone over reigning airspace. US officials as saying early this morning. It happened over international airspace. In the straight of Hormuz. Of course, this is just the latest between the US and Iran tensions in the Middle East. We know the US has a troop build up in the Middle East sent reinforcements to make sure those shipping lanes. Stay open separately today. Saudi Arabia said that Yemen's arraigning allied, who rebels launched a rocket targeting a plant in the kingdom, the previous night, the. The White House says President Trump was briefed on that attack. Democratic lawmakers demanded clarity Wednesday about the Trump administration's position on the use of military forces. They addressed rising tensions with Iran President Trump's special on VoIP for Iran. Brian hook was in the hot seat. He told lawmakers, the US doesn't want conflict, Democrats. They were skeptical. No one should be uncertain about our desire for peace or our readiness to normalize relations, should we reach a comprehensive deal we have put the possibility of a much brighter future on the table for the Iranian people. How would you define success in terms of maximum pressure campaign? Our sanctions are working, and they are denying the regime, the revenue that it, otherwise would spend in with unanmous Palestinian Islamic Jihad Hezbollah Shia proxies in Syria, Iraq, the who's in Yemen. Underground groups in Bahrain, so that's a very good thing. It is also the case that Iran is never come to the negotiating table in its forty year history without pressure. Yes or. No. The US still had the option for sanctions and other actions. Even if we continued with JCP away, so we did have options absent leaving the J C. Is that correct? Yes. Or no. Bad options. Yes or no? Did we have office options that option? I agree with you. That Iran is a malignant state. Actor. That is a totally different issue as to who is authorized to allow force to be used against the country under our constitution. Does the president of the power to declare war on, I think this is a discussion question under a constitution. The president of power to declare war chest. Yes or no? We okay. Let me make it really easy for you constitution. Congress has the power to clear war, correct. Not a trick question lawmakers specifically, pointing to what they call that tenuous links between Iran and al-qaeda. They fear the administration could use to justify an attack under an authorization granted by congress after the eleventh attacks an independent UN report has found credible evidence to warrant further investigation into the possible role of Saudi Crown prince Mohammad bin Salman and the killing of Saudi journalists Jamal kashogi. The scathing report includes audio recordings from inside the consulate where kashogi was killed and is likely to resuscitate scrutiny of the kingdom's human rights record, and of the man, who would be next ruler Trump administration. Bargainers offered a one year budget freeze and said, democratic spending demands remain too high as talks with congressional leaders aimed at averting deep cuts in defense and domestic programs seemed to go nowhere Wednesday after White House chief of staff. Mick Mulvaney, took the shots at house speaker, Nancy Pelosi Democrats said the White House and its involvement in the negotiations was hindering. Progress and rejected the proposed freeze with without an agreement or some agreement overall spending would be slashed by one hundred twenty five billion dollars starting next year. That's a ten percent reduction in agency budgets that both sides, don't want to see airline union leaders and a famed former pilots say Boeing made mistakes while developing the seven thirty seven max the biggest mistake, not telling anybody about the new flight control software, so pilots could train for it. Chesley sully sullen burger, who landed that crippled airliner safely on the Hudson in two thousand nine and captain, Daniel Kerry testified Wednesday as lawmakers look into the FAA approval of the plane involved in two deadly crashes, these crashes are demonstrable evidence that our current system of aircraft design and certification has failed us. These accidents should never have happened from my fifty two years of flying. Experience in my many decades of safety work. I know that I won't we must consider all the human. Factors of these accidents and how system designed the termines how many and what kinds of errors will be made and how consequential they will be these two recent crashes happened in foreign countries. But if we do not address all the important issues and factors, they can and will happen here. We should all want pilots experience these challenging situations for the first time in a simulator and not in flight with passengers and crew on board and reading about it on an ipad is not even close to sufficient pilots must experience physically firsthand. If we don't learn from these crashes, if we just file the finding away on shelf together dust, we will only come pound these tragedies improvements in aviation are often too often written in the blood of the unfortunate victims of these airplane accidents, all of us pilots flight attendants airline companies manufacturers, the executive branch. Our government and congress. Oh, it's the victims at the highest level of diligence to make sure these kind of accidents never happen again, as that hearing unfolded the head of the pilot's union at southwest said his group will seek compensation from Boeing for lost flying assignments, and the cost of complying with the Justice department subpoena for records, which are part of the government's criminal probe into Boeing, the ranking member of the financial services committee wants more information about Facebook's plan to launch its own cryptocurrency, Republican congressman Patrick Henry mckenry told CNBC's, not necessarily looking to regulate the social media platform. Full look Facebook is the biggest possessor of consumer data in the world. And so there are a great number of questions. I have is a policymaker, but I think more holistically, regardless of your view of Facebook. We need to have a better understanding on Capitol Hill about the potential, benefits and opportunities, crypto currency and blockchain technology. And why these things are happening overseas and not here at home. So there are tons of questions that this raises, and we need answers, pal. Powell as you just heard from the Federal Reserve said that they had discussed this with Facebook does that if you comfort that they did their homework listen just launched willy nilly, and it's backed by a number of the top central banks in the country and the top currencies. I mean in the World Series players here in the, the consortium, that they've put together. What's very serious? But they're doing Switzerland that raises questions to me, as a with American companies, they're going having overseas in order to put this technology together, and it raises bigger questions, as well whether or not, this is an open ended cryptocurrency or it's closed off system only only utilized through Facebook. And so, what are the permissions involved what access to consumer data gonna and, and, how are they going to fall current any money laundering provisions ensure that this is regulatory permissible in the first world right now? There's so little clarity on. That. And that's what I think policymakers should understand. So I'm not judging this. I'm not prejudging it libra meant to replace the physical money in your wallet with the digital purser wallet. Unlike other cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, though, Lieber will be directly backed by assets. More breaking news on the way. But I from ours hunters, I'm captain. Obvious end every day, thousands of people trips on hotels dot com trips, you will later hate, like, what's a hate light. It's when you like becky's picture of another perfect waterfall, even though you kind of hate it, it's not that you hate Becky. It's that you hate she's there. And you're at work listening to Lisa talk about her alleged food allergies. 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