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"president yeltsin" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Google and their people. First culture that could get Corky Eric Schmidt was the CEO of the company, but it's a company that had small offices and so forth. So he was away for a couple of weeks. And he came back and he saw somebody in his office and he asked the person What are you doing here? This is my office, He said. Well, you weren't here. I asked my boss if I could move in and work here because it be quieter and Eric said, Well, what did the guy your boss saying? He said yes, of course, is no problem. So I'm here and I like it here, and so I'm going to keep working here. So Eric had to figure out well, I'm to see all the company. She kicked him out of my office and cause a big story. In Oakland, he said, No, he just stayed there. The guy stay in his office and they became friends. Certainly I agree with President Yeltsin said that there is no no animosity. The Cold War days are over. And then there's president shorts. H. W. Bush, who inherited the Cold War and you know we're always trying to win. The Cold War fund of the Cold War ended symbolically when the Berlin Wall was penetrated, and ultimately, the East German soldiers to said they weren't going to go after people went. From the East Germany or east Berlin into West Berlin and West Germany. And so the wall fell down and people were saying that George Bush, it happened on your watch. Go over to Germany now and stand by the wall and say We won. The Cold War is over. And George Bush got mad at people telling this because he said, no, we don't want to rub it in the noses of the Soviets. It'll backfire. And we was located and he was a very low key guy didn't like to take credit for things. His mother always told me not to use the word. I don't brag, And so he did the right thing. I think to some extent it came about because he was a very secure person, and he didn't have the insecurities where he had to take credit for things sometimes when you're insecure. You might say I did this. I did that. And maybe it did. Maybe it didn't And George Bush was somebody that maybe because his mother always drilled into him. Don't be bragging. He didn't like the Bragg and he didn't like to really take credit for stuff. Even though he deserved a lot of credit, for example, you think about it. He wasn't re elected, but he had a very successful presidency. Other than that fact we did the successful Kuwait War. German reunification, the end of the Cold War, the Madrid conference and kind of helped make some peace progress in the Middle East. But he didn't really take credit for it. And he really was. Maybe if he bragged about it, hey, would've been reelected. New York. Why, from New York it's and live way next talked about Lauren Michaels, who created Saturday night Live in 1975 and is still The executive producer won't think about it Now, for about 40, plus years he's been running Saturday night Live. Do anything for 40 years and still be at the copier profession is amazing. And he's dealing with the biggest egos in the entertainment world all the time, but he manages to.
"president yeltsin" Discussed on Throughline
"The year is nineteen ninety nine or is Yeltsin has been ruling over Russia for the last seven years or so but his health is failing and he's just barely won reelection recently faced impeachment and he's alienated has parliament and government. He realizes he can't hold onto power for long mhm but he also knows just how much government has stolen from the Russian people. Russia's President Yeltsin has done it again second his entire government and plunging engine his country into crisis and he's worried that the next president. We'll try to hold him and his quote Unquote family accountable. So he needs to find successor who he can trust who better than a guy who just a few years earlier took extreme measures to cover up for his boss and so- Yeltsin picks in out of relative obscurity to be Russia's next prime minister hoping that if all goes according to plan and that's a big if he might become the next president Push was really. I think the last desperate throwing the dice by the Yeltsin family because they were facing impeachment pitchman the Duma. The Russian parliament was really fed up with the way to come should be wrong and the corruption of the Yeltsin inner circle again. We're Lucas for people. Oh really going off to him and you know they tasted blood already and so I think what happened was that the Yeltsin family turned to Putin as a former KGB guy and and say can you fix it but he still had a problem. Russia was a democracy and so Putin had to be legitimately elected as president and at that point pretty much there's no one inside Russia or outside Russia Psalm as a potential world leader I mean people in the US State Department could barely believe yet even been chosen as prime minister in the first place. I remember getting a call in the early morning From the State Department telling me that this had been the President Yeltsin's choice and I you know I laughed out loud the idea that this seeming nobody could be appointed. Prime Minister of the Russian Federation was astonishing to me and my colleagues but one thing we were pretty sure of was. This guy wasn't GonNa last at this point S. skepticism meet cents cents for outsiders. Putin's rise came out of nowhere and it didn't seem like he'd last cease Asana Vich told us about the first time he met Putin when he was working in the State Department during the Clinton years he was then very new on the job. He was very unsure of himself hesitant but ingratiating he obviously really wanted to make a good impression on the president of the United States He was clearly very conscious of being not only a newcomer to a high politics but much shorter than Bill Clinton and you could tell just the physical presence of Clinton somewhat uncomfortable comfortable and what did Clinton think of him I mean Clinton afterwards said he liked him. He said he's so Russian. I remember being a little surprised by this because because I could tell what Putin was trying to do was not seem Russian He was trying to seem German competent impressive professional. All in contrast to Yeltsin. Who Clinton was used to dealing with? I also told Madeleine Albright after the meeting that he seemed to me a little rodent like you know a small animal with a big nervous beating ours but You know the next. It's time we saw him the next time they saw him. Well we'll get to that. Let's just say he doesn't Seem rodent-like for long. See The thing that most people didn't realize the time was that Yeltsin and Putin were willing to do anything to get him elected. It's a devastating scene. The whole midsection midsection of the building is gone. All that's left. Some apartments are decorative rugs on speculation that the explosion was not an accident yet so celebrity slash cities attack and plush securities searching. Obviously a series of bombs. Go off an apartment government buildings across Moscow then symbols. An apartment woman is a couple of seats. But of course Moss Gore was the most important one with US Elsa two hundred plus people were killed and more than one thousand were injured. A Yes sky. this Sui Ski. I'm a historian I was born in Russia. moved to the United States and Yuri was immediately suspicious. The Russian government's explanation about who was behind the bombings. No government claims as this was done by kitchen. Terrorists what. I usually for people to believe because because it would have been the first time just a few years earlier. Chechens declared independence and Russia invaded Chechnya. In response in what became the first Chechen war the result hundreds of thousands of Chechen were either killed or leftists place but after the one thousand nine hundred nine bombings take place. It wasn't as easy to blame. Chechens because something strange happens in the town not not far from Moscow. Terse were arrested Wednesday were trying to foot explosive cintos Abasement Guan Guan of the apartment houses and this was immediate the broadcast by all mation. You Stations Zain Harsha. And when militia tried to investigate who those people are found out that our officers off say FSB and to Death Mormon the essential FSBA office in Moscow made a statement onset as uh spill not terrorists and indeed. This was an exercise conducted by the government It's the same day. Twenty seventh of September the Russian government started to bomb Grozny and actually started the second Chechen was a same day day and at that point. You're he had seen enough so we hopped on a plane to Russia to start investigating in person. Well fest full not a single person new houses. I I downsize Completely alone in absolute secrecy. You and I met many different people Some of them a happened to be a former KGB officers he started to suspect something big was going on that maybe Yeltsin and Putin saw political opportunity and all this His theory was that Yeltsin Putin. FSP were all conspiring to get Putin elected by manufacturing a war because remember it was going to be really difficult to get Putin elected. We did so. They needed a way to make them look heroic in presidential so Yuri thought that it was the FSBA who planted the bombs those apartment buildings and a Yeltsin and use as the fallout. As an excuse to start a second war with Chechen. And when I had general pitch or what's going on I approach the only person from there I be whom I you and who might trust Alexander Litvinenko. who was a high-ranking high-ranking FSBA officer a real insight I ask you one question nos useless plausible but in September of ninety nine at occur of officers will receive this order to blow up militants and was able to do this and litwin and the told me that Uh of course at I mean? I shouldn't have any doubts that gives this auto would be given then of course knows they will do it. The because goes up the Swazi. Too Quick side note live in Yengo was already in trouble with the government because a year before before he met Yuri he and some other. FSP officers went public with some damaging information about the FSP information that revealed deep corruption. As as a result he was arrested and later released and this was all when Putin was still the head of the F. S. B. C. The security services in Russia were tight knit group they did not tolerate dissent. Lengthy Yanko was clearly fed up enough so that he was willing to put himself and his family in danger to help prove what yeary suspected that Putin and the FSBA were behind apartment bombings so the stakes were high for Bianco and your new it and the left point I told him revile. We'll do consider escaping from Russia..
Why are people so anti-Russia?
"What is it about Russia that continues to wind everyone up so much? What do you think why will the Anga the alarms? Rick the ruthless draw twice light a great power with a vassal of nuclear weapons will for five years. Now, certainly since the outbreak of the Ukraine standoff, February twenty four hop ventilating pundits and politicians on left. Dan, wrought have been warning the bear is on the prow. And that led me Putin is destroying democracy all across the globe as a result, and many of you have heard me say this all too often on this show and elsewhere the Russia fobs have spread exaggerations about the Putin fresh which fuelled hatred and sewed misunderstanding. My next guest today agrees. There is he argues nothing peculiar pathological. In Russia's behavior. It is simply protecting legitimate security interests in the Baltics its near abroad and the Middle East, and it's objectives. Limited. Steven Cohen is professor emeritus in Russian studies from in while you in Princeton, and he's the author of the wall with Russia from Putin and Ukraine to Trump and Russia gate. That's just out stave. Welcome back to between the lines. Thank you. Tom grand to be with you. Now, you'll critics all too often denounce you as a Russian apologised in a Putin. Stooge? What are they continued to impugn you'll motives when you have decades of what many people argue is rigorous intellectual experience in this field. Well, it's become about me in the last five years as you say all this slurring of me, but it's a more general problem. Generally, speaking, anybody who has a public platform in the United States today, and they're not very many of us and very few public platforms available anymore who tried to take? Let's call it a balanced or objective. More storks view of Russia, particularly American Russian relations are being slurred. How do we explain this? Well, Russia has always been talk sake in America. I did a calculation the other day, and I was surprised myself to discover that one hundred years of American Russian relations there have been seventy five years Cold War out of the hundred. So that's a subject where thinking about maybe not today, but this is not unusual. But I think what makes it so severe today is it has to do with Putin the Russian leader since two thousand and in a word, I put it like this. There was. The expectation among American political media -letes when the Soviet Union ended Russia would become a subordinate partner of the United States in world affairs, and it looked for a decade or less in the nineteen ninety s like that might be the case because then Russian President Yeltsin was weak needy and President Clinton took advantage of him in a kind of soft way that made it sound like a friendship, but the resentment was building in Russia. The resentment produced Putin could have been much worse. And I think it's the reaction to Putin primarily the sense that the American media political elites were wrong when they thought that after the end of the Soviet Union, the United States alone would determine world affairs when Russia reemerged on the world stage. It was a shock. A bitter disappointment and much of that continues to influence American thanking today about Russia. And about people's touches me who say this is not a bad thing when need to deal with it. And there are a lot of good possibilities. But we're not taking those possible. Well, of course, you like many realists such as George Kennan, the intellectual architect of the containment doctrine and not hang forty seven in the non hundred nineties you both among others oppose Naito expansion. But remember Steve at the time. Many Republicans end Democrats believed strongly that the expansion of the Atlantic alliance. Eastwood's was a benign move. Well, tom. I mean, if I find out where you live, and I come over to your house with my home as my buddies. They're all carrying. I doubt that calms. Go to say, Steve, why are you? So benign. It's preposterous.
"president yeltsin" Discussed on 600 WREC
"President on. How remarkable is it? Do you think that there has even been a debate on networks want to take his prime time address, the President Yeltsin appropriate debate, incidentally, the debate goes way back I was bureau chief of ABC news in nineteen eighty one. When the bureau chiefs in Washington, we all discussed the question of whether or not, we should take everything. The president does live in terms of announcements even press conferences because why not treat it like a news story, if we think there is a real possibility it is propaganda exercise. There are no easy answers as to what to do in in this situation. But what we do know is that we have an obligation in the press to not give a platform in which misinformation disinformation and lying goes unchallenged in. I think. The networks have line themselves up tonight as the Democrats for that matter to deal with whatever comes out of Donald Trump's mouth tonight. I mean, I just love this. Well, should we not take the president because he lies did you ever hear those conversations about Bill Clinton? Did you ever hear the media? Do this type of fact checking with Barack Obama if you like where where were the fact checkers on Benghazi video, oh, it was a spontaneous protest? You. Remember any of those? I don't. You ever? Remember any fact checkers on Hillary Clinton and her Email server forever remembered, he fact checkers on if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor? I don't this idea that we have fact checkers and fact checkers are the biggest joke I've ever seen. Fact fact checkers have gotten the point of just insane and stupid. It's nothing they say, well, if we throw fact checker next to their name in their resume that no one would challenge what they're saying. Because they're just fact checking it's ninety nine percent of the time one hundred percent propaganda..
"president yeltsin" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Is with this president on. How remarkable is it? Do you think that there has been debate on that? Networks want to take this prime time address to the President Yeltsin appropriate debate. And incidentally, the debate goes way back I was bureau chief of ABC news in nineteen eighty one. When the bureau chiefs in Washington, we all discussed the question of whether or not we should take everything the president does live in terms of announcements and even press conferences because why not treat it like a news story, if we think there is a real possibility is propaganda exercise. There are no easy answers as to what to do in in this situation. But what we do know is that we have an obligation in the press to not give a platform in which misinformation disinformation and lying goes unchallenged. And I think the networks have line themselves up tonight as the Democrats for that matter to deal with whatever comes out of Donald Trump's mouth tonight. I mean, I just love this. Well, should we not take the president because he lies Jimmy here? Those conversations about Bill Clinton. Did you ever hear the media? Do this type of fact checking with Barack Obama if you like where where were the fact checkers on Benghazi video, oh, it was a spontaneous protest? You. Remember any of those? I don't. You ever? Remember any fact checkers on Hillary Clinton and her Email server forever remembered, he fact checkers on if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor? I don't this idea that we have fact checkers and fact checkers are the biggest joke I've ever seen. Fact fact checkers have gotten the point of just insane and stupid. It's nothing they say, well, if we throw fact checker next to their name in their resume that no one would challenge what they're saying. Because they're just fact checking it's ninety nine percent of the time one hundred percent.
"president yeltsin" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And the goal apparently was to try to turn the American civil rights movement in the late nineteen sixties, violent more recently, Russian social media accounts posed as black lives matter activists. They spread memes. They organize protests, and they did this to stoke racial tensions in the US. The big change between what they tried in the nineteen sixties and seventies on what they're trying now. Is that back then we didn't have social media. It's very difficult as an outsider to get a story planted in an American mainstream newspaper because you can't buy a story. This type of Russian information warfare came out of Soviet political culture, the sense of being constantly under threat, and believing that Russia is up against everybody else in the world is something that both fits with that long standing Soviet culture and that fits in with how Putin seems to see the world in current events terms. But it wasn't conventional war that Russia was worried about it was mostly about how foreigners might use domestic sources of opposition to undermine Soviet rule. Just this notion that every time that's something goes wrong in Russia. It must be a western agent who is actually causing to happen. That has just a lot of resonance from the old KGB culture as a young, man. Vladimir Putin was immersed in that KGB culture. He was a KGB agent in Dresden. In the twilight years of the Soviet Union in one thousand nine hundred one the Soviet Union collapsed and Boris Yeltsin became president President Yeltsin came to power. Probably the most democratic period ever history of Russian empire. If you will. That's William Courtney. He's a former US ambassador to Kazahkstan and Georgia for political reforms is, mama. Performs but the security sector in Russia. Did not get reformed the military former KGB of the personal security sector Instead Yeltsin just split them up. Here's Kimberly Martin what effectively meant is that. There was nobody overseeing what these new agencies were doing. There is no personnel changes. So it was the same people in the same jobs under new bureaucratic names, but a lot of KGB agents opted for a career change. So for example, Vladimir Putin went into politics. So we now looking back or quarter century. Now, we've seen a circumstance in which the security center of Russia is really in charge. Now, those are the people running the Kremlin policy. Meanwhile, many other ex KGB agents went into Russia's newly formed private-sector some of those KGB people became very much in mashed in Russian businesses, and especially in Russian businesses that sort of blurred the distinction between state enterprises and private enterprises. And so what we saw was. This intermingling of business interests and intelligence interests that has really very much continued to this day throughout the nineteen ninety s Russia focused on strengthening its economic and diplomatic ties with the west when Putin first came to office as president in two thousand t- presented himself as being an economic technocrats and he talked about cooperating with the west and early on. There was a fair amount of cooperation with the west, but it wasn't long before the US snubbed Russia. I by pulling out of a key ballistic missile treaty and then by going around the UN Security Council during the two thousand three Iraq, invasion, the west and in particularly the United States made it very clear that it no longer needed Russia as a security partner. It was like a slap in the face to Putin. And then there was the Russian economy. The Russian economy remains very dependent on oil and natural gas. And so when oil and natural gas prices were high Putin could afford to do whatever he wanted to do because money was pouring in. But when oil prices fell Putin could no longer deliver on his economic promises. Then in two thousand eleven Russia held a parliamentary election..
"president yeltsin" Discussed on KQED Radio
"To doubt, the accuracy of other news outlets, and we'll look at the evolution of internet trolling from individuals to large farms, and finally what can be done to counter all this. But first what happened in Lithuania is nothing new throughout the nineteen sixties seventies and eighties. The KGB spread fake news. And rumors and some of what they did looks a lot like the fake news campaigns. We see today, you know, it worked then. And maybe they're trying to have it work. Now. That's kimberly. Martin a political science professor at Barnard college. One of the things that they did was try to undermine particular American politicians. They went after a Senator from Washington. Henry Jackson scoop Jackson who was one of the big engines behind the jackson-vannik amendment. It put restrictions on US trade with Soviet Union. And so they would not have liked scoop Jackson very much. So the KGB's spread a rumor at that time. If we go back to the nineteen seventy s it would have been shocking, if someone had been gay the KGB forged FBI documents stating that scoop Jackson belonged to a gay sex club. We've seen those things more recently. The best example is that they tried to make some incident. Nations about the French president Macron when he was running for office very similar to what they did. Whisk jackson. The KGB didn't just go after politicians. It didn't like it had bigger aspirations to turn Americans against each. Other. Take Martin Luther King junior in the nineteen sixties the FBI tried to discredit him by painting him as an extremist the KGB also tried to discredit him. But in the opposite way, they did that by planting sources in actually African newspapers with the hope that they would be picked up by American newspapers saying that he was too peaceful that he wasn't being strong enough. And the goal apparently was to try to turn the American civil rights movement in the late nineteen sixties, violent more recently, Russian social media accounts posed as black lives matter activists. They spread memes. They organize protests, and they did this to stoke racial tensions in the US. The big change between what they tried in the nineteen sixties and seventies on what they're trying now. Is that back then we didn't have social media. It's very difficult as an outsider to get a story planted in an American mainstream newspaper because you can't buy a story. This type of Russian information warfare came out of Soviet political culture, the sense of being constantly under threat and of believing that Russia is up against everybody else in the world is something that both fits with that long standing Soviet culture and that fits in with how Putin seems to see the world in current events terms. But it wasn't conventional war that Russia was worried about it was mostly about how foreigners might use domestic sources of opposition to undermine Soviet rule. Just this notion that every time that's something goes wrong in Russia. It must be a a western agent who is actually causing it to happen. That has just a lot of resonance from the old KGB culture as a young, man. Vladimir Putin was immersed in that KGB culture. He was a KGB agent in Dresden. In the twilight years of the Soviet Union in one thousand nine hundred one the Soviet Union collapsed and Boris Yeltsin became president President Yeltsin came to power probably the most democratic period ever history of Russian empire. If you will that's William Courtney. He's a former US ambassador to Kazakhstan and Georgia thorough political reforms reforms, but the security sector in Russia. Did not get reformed the military former KGB of a parts of the security sector Instead Yeltsin just split them up. Here's Kimberly Martin what it effectively meant is that there was nobody overseeing what these new agencies were doing. There is no personnel change. So it was the same people in the same jobs under new bureaucratic names, but a lot of KGB agents opted for a career change. So for example, Vladimir Putin went into politics, and so we now looking back or quarter century now, we're seeing a circumstance in which the security sector of Russia is really in charge. Now, those are the people running carmont policy. Meanwhile, many other ex KGB agents went into Russia's newly formed private sector, some of those KGB people became very much mashed in Russian businesses, and especially in Russian businesses that sort of blurred the distinction between state enterprises and private enterprises. And so what we saw was. This intermingling of business interests and intelligence interests that has really very much continued to this day throughout the nineteen nineties Russia focused on strengthening its economic and diplomatic ties with the west when Putin first came to office as president in two thousand he presented himself as being an economic technocrats and he talked about cooperating with the west and early on. There was a fair amount of cooperation with the west, but it wasn't long before the US snubbed Russia. I by pulling out of a key ballistic missile treaty and then by going around the UN Security Council during the two thousand three Iraq, invasion, the west and in particularly the United States made it very clear that it no longer needed Russia as a security partner. It was like a slap in the face to Putin. And then there was the Russian economy. The Russian economy remains very dependent on oil and natural gas. And so when oil and natural gas prices were high Putin could afford to do whatever he wanted to do because money was pouring in. End. But when oil prices fell Putin could no longer deliver on his economic promises. Then in two thousand eleven Russia held a parliamentary election..
"president yeltsin" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"And his latest book is race and America's long war. And he joins me now. Nikial welcome back to intercepted. Thanks, Jeremy. It's great to be here. You've been engaged in a kind of protracted critique of what the Trump Russia scandal. So to speak, has sort of done to the United States as a country or has revealed about the political dynamic in our country. And I'm hoping you can just kind of riff on that and explain what your thoughts are right now on Trump Russia and what it's done to the discourse in the United States. It's never seemed to me hugely controversial to recognize that Russia was involved in hacking the election that this is a problem that that's something that should be addressed. There should be countermeasures should be recognized for what it is, but the way that it has become inflated is something that we need to take the measure of. And we need to think about because I think that they're at least three. The context in which this operates. As far as I can see. The first context is the kind of long arc of the deterioration of US, Russia relations probably going back to nineteen ninety six when the US intervened in Russia's election President Yeltsin, he really supported the constitution. He supported the institution of the electoral process and he wanted Russia to be a free country that picked us leaders by elections. This'll he, he's got two reasons to be happy today in the context of advocating for NATO expansion neoliberal austerity and all kinds of other things. So so the first arc, it seems to me that we don't pay any attention to at all is the blowback from American actions overseas, including meddling in the internal affairs of other countries. The second context I think about is the degraded information ecology that has emerged around American politics that culminates in the two thousand six. Sixty election which has to do with certainly the Russian interference, but also with the influence of dark money. The crackpot billionaires were intervening in American politics, right? And left. We've slowly lost control over the capacity to adjudicate our politics in a way that is free of a variety of different kinds of agendas and interferences that are not transparent and are not visible to voting public's. And then I think the third context that is probably the most troubling to me because I think about this issue a lot is the intraparty war within the Democratic Party right now. In so far as some centrist Democrats have seized upon the Russian issue is the issue they want inflate and to make. The main issue of the moment is less really about the Russia hacking in some ways than about the proxy war that's going on and. Has been going on ever since the two thousand sixteen primaries centrist wanna run on Russia. They don't want to run on economic inequality. They don't want to run on radically overhauling and reforming the party. They're concerned about the move to the left. That's that's happening in various places around the country. And the use of Russia becomes a kind of way of deflecting from some of those kinds of challenges. You also the other day were quoting William apple men Williams from empire as a way of life talking about this phenomenon of Externalizing evil. And one of the citations you offered here was empire turns a cultural away from its own life as a society or community. What I read that it really resonated with me because my God Trump has engaged in the same wars that Obama did and his escalating some of those as in Yemen. For instance, he started off the week by doing it all. Cap, screaming, tweet that appeared to threaten nuclear annihilation of Iran. And yet a lot of the commentary about this is that it must be that he's serving Putin's agenda. It's like people are so model focused on this idea that Putin is calling every shot. Even when Trump does something that is antithetical to Putin and Russia's interest. It still is seen as will Putin must be behind this. There's an old joke that we play better with better players. You know, it's not really a joke. It's kind of a truism. I guess we play. We play better with better players, and we're playing with some of the worst players we've ever seen on the political stage. I mean, not only as Trump an extraordinarily poor imperial manager. There's not a lot of coherence. There's not a lot of clarity..
"president yeltsin" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Studios among the mini critics of the president. For failing to denounce the Intrusion of our election by Putin for his failure to stand up and defend our. Intelligence community another well-known geopolitical expert weighed in and Senator John McCain blasted Trump and a statement the. Begins. Today's press, conference in. Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful, performances by an American president, in, memory. The damage inflicted by President Trump's naievety egotism false equivalence and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate okay all right Let's see we got, here, we got egotism hold on egotism plus naievety alright times. False. Equivalence equals Yes reason Steve. Colbert Treason See the same. People as I, said when I began the show, today Who didn't give a rip about. The rob Silverman commission report George W Bush didn't lies into the war what time at one time from the seventy three percent of Democrats as recently, as twenty thirteen believe at George W Bush lied us into that war Saint people who are denouncing President Trump for not accepting the findings of the intelligence community completely rejected the findings of the intelligence community when it came, to their assertion that. Nobody in the, Bush administration light us into war Vladimir Putin was interviewed by Chris Wallace after his summit with the president the question of course came up do you have anything on Trump used this procedure to address this Can you suppose I thought the news conference today my. Opinion was a bit curious because President Trump spent more time criticizing the Democrats and asking about the. Democratic server than he did in criticizing Russia and asking about. The GRU there are many theories in. The United States about why President Trump is so reluctant to criticize you. And I'd like to ask you. About a couple of them one is that you have something compromised The other is that. As a skilled politician and former KGB officer you know how to play him you use phrases like. Fake news and deep state and my question is do you. Find President Trump easy to deal with Took us I point on Why did we take talk about? Like polite people? Why should I this? Comes the surprise was it worth going all the way to Helsinki going through that you just insult one. Another and diplomatic it's not exactly the diplomatic standards. In the world There's no need to go and meet the, person if you just wanted to insult another person we met you to. Try to find a, way for improving our relationship not aggravating the door just turn, it completely ten, the second part of the answer is whether we have. Something on them we don't have anything on them? And they can? Be anything on them. I don't wanna insult President Trump when I say this and I may come up come as rude but. Before he announced that he will run for presidency She was of no. Interest for us on, Mogadishu she's a rich person but there's plenty of rich persons, in the United, States in the business she was in the construction business Organiz the beauty pageants no it. Would never occur to anyone that's You think of running for president he never mentioned his. Political, ambitions it sounds like it's another nonsense Mentioned this in the press conference Saint Petersburg economic forum was visited by five hundred businessmen hooping chimp. Pretty much every one of them. Is a major industrialists it I Greatest kale. Then prison Trump special services. Actually meeting organised surveillance and h never of them should be as well I like Hugh and like. The United, States we don't do this we don't have. Enough resources we don't have enough manpower to organize the total state of control That's not part of our plans down it's clear that. We did nothing of the kind against Trump. And as far as. Russian aggression is concerned Putin. Blamed NATO expansion and the examples abound take events in Yugoslavia Yugoslavia President Yeltsin tenure Completely. Against this conflict and the only legal way to use the force is through the sanction of the Security Council of. The, United Nations examples bone examples of events that you rated the status of our relationship Is. It, going to take the application of US legislation extra-territorially beyond its borders Well not us who made this you asked me about Crimea Ukraine We're not us who organized. A military coup and the country that we get a completely..
"president yeltsin" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Generation of Russian nestles including what you called an invincible Nestle USA that could evade defeat all of our missile defenses and you even released a video that. Showed the super missile flying over the United States, and hitting Florida very near where President Trump's estate is at mar-a-lago? Aren't you, escalating the arms race and aren't. You being deliberately provocative As? Far as the footage is concerned Doc They do not The missile is about to hit. The United States you have to look at. It, more carefully. Secondly you Florida There was not signed Florida there was not a caption saying. Florida they take more careful look at it. There's, just never No but you, can see. That it was flying over the eastern. Coast of the No. No, no it couldn't be seen the just take a closer look at Don grows Just carry a population with Francis Now I I'm pretty sure I. Can give you as a president this footage The, offensive weapons born out of nowhere they were born as. A response Unilateral withdrawal of the United States from. The ABM treaty someone that chill From the very beginning with been warning, our American counterparts That we I'm going to join the global. Missile system we see no purpose, for it but we'll do everything to make means overcome it Well the response of our counterparts was The United States how we design this missile, defense system because it's not against Is designed to be guided against you In two thousand. And three or two thousand and four I think, I mentioned mentioned one of those systems and there was no response from l. American counterparts So what we did, now we just demonstrated that we do have means to overcome the system. Is just a man go sheeting item do hope that in terms of strategic stability we'll be able to find a mutually acceptable solution. For both sides three and that applies to the, IMF treaty and the intermediate shorter-range missiles as well I have, limited time I'd like to ask you about the alleged INF violation but. I want to move on and ask you three final questions about Vladimir Putin When you were first elected in the year, two thousand? You were portrayed as. A democratic reformer you talked about the value of European, culture and you did not even rule out becoming a part of NATO what happened Well nothing changed. About me I. Am the way I am I. Opened the way I was I was elected as the president of the Russian. Federation, as an adult man In this age your preferences. Beliefs and attitude towards life doesn't. Change that much but we have to react to what's going on around us NATO expansion to the east saves casinos When the, Soviet Union was withdrawing troops from Germany Isn't it Russians. Should know we were told that Russians should know one thing that that NATO will never extend beyond the. German borders within. Two days it happened just bide our. Principal poster nobody give the, Dan about Posture Well we didn't United wants the United States to withdraw from the, treaty but they did yield despite our requests and not to do it all the requests wedding. Night and the examples abound take events in. Yugoslavia Yugoslavia President Yeltsin was Uniqueness completely against the this conflict and the only legal way to use the force is through the sanction on this acuity council of. The United Nations examples, of bone examples Lovie vans that deteriorated the status of our relationship The application of US legislation extra-territorially beyond its borders It would not us, who made this you asked me about Crimea Ukraine We're not us who organized a. Military cooler she anti country that Get a completely ignored. The constitution would not us who was giving. Byes on the square It is not the way to deal with such that Happened it happened exactly by our border so nothing happened to me what happened to you. Is what I wanna know what, happened to the west you say nothing, happened to, you but I. Need to ask you domestically not internationally domestically inside Russia why is it that so many of the people that, oppose Vladimir Putin end up dead or close to it former Russian spy and double agent Sergei..
"president yeltsin" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"Trying to figure out what to have for the banquet for vice president biden and all the other dignitaries he later becomes the ceo of the largest oil company in russia it's called rosneft eager such oh yes so being putin's friend thirty years ago paid on big time yeah but i want to just before we talk about what what wrong remember what went right like we didn't win the cold war and maybe we played a role in the margins but the real winners of the cold war were these people demanding democratic society and lithuanians and ukrainians georgians to write without that and without gorbachev and yeltsin there's no end of the cold war so those were great days in fact i remember very vividly i was sitting at the moscow city council my friend and he's still my friend back to that mich nader's his name he was one of the main campaign guys just sitting across from you i'm reminded they got campaign folks to they got their axelrod's and he was one of them and he was in charge a part of the inner team for president yeltsin's i a successful election in june nineteen ninetyone for president he wins pretty handily beat beat six candidates so there's not a run off and the week before that election they're going over their numbers right there looking and in the says to me mike we got this enhanced this visit we've won i don't know exactly when but our side will prevail the coup took place two months after that but the coup was defeated because he had democratic legitimacy had he not won that election think of the counterfactual had he not had that mandated the people when he goes to the white house to stand up and say we are not going to listen to these commands the white house from moscow the white house in moscow where the russian government wasn't the time the soviet government was in the kremlin the white house was where the russian government is and for.
"president yeltsin" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"I think the biggest mistake that western countries made with regard to the democratic russia in the nineties was there were not ready not willing to forty embrace and for except the new democratic russia as an equal partner as an equal partner in their own ranks give you a specific example on december twenty six nine hundred ninety one one day after the red flag came down on the kremlin for the very time there was a north atlantic council meeting of the nato headquarters in brussels all the nato embassador sitting there led by the secretary general mantra runner and the russian ambassador walks in and he hands a letter from president yeltsin addressed to the nato sector gentlemen for vera and that letter it's since been published now we can find it online it's that letter signed by the president of russia officially raised the prospect of future russian membership in nato and authentic organization it never even received and this is just one example of a menu others the unlike for example putin prayed on those kinds of things to suggest i don't know that then that that particular at the sense that the west was i know privately he complained to american leaders the west was disdainful of russia through west mistreated russia it in confluence with these other things chechnya the economic collapse and so it'd help you know help make his case i think another important factor was that for example all the other central and eastern european countries that were once part of the soviet led look there were offered prospective membership in european union to incentivize reforms both political and economic and it said i can tell i have many friends and colleagues in central europe in baltic states i can tell you that this prospect of membership in european union of european europe landing integration so both nato on you he played an enormous role it was a massive incentive for them to you know to.
"president yeltsin" Discussed on This American Life
"Lender licensed in all fifty states an mls consumeraccess dot org number three zero three zero to smirk knife myra glass today in our program if you just tuning in we're following senator jeff flake as he tries to the most basic part of his job and that is pass a law that we pay those guys for they seemed to do it so rarely these days at the end of the first half of the show have senator flake and a happy optimistic mood he had an outline to a bipartisan daca deal in hand it addressed four issues the white house away that a few days before the presidency md open it said he'd signed anything plan going forward was this lindsey graham who'd been playing golf with president lately talking about what good friends ar would sell the deal to the president and then we get the president to sell the deal to the american people which means at this point none of the senators are supposed to talk about the deal publicly not yet because they went donald trump to on this deal and sell it that's the only way the house of representatives and the republican base is going to go for the deal and this brings us to act three flakes next at bat when the cats away the mouse he can run around the zoe chase a week up the next morning to mass confusion somehow or other the strategy has gone off the rails i'm on the house side doing another interview but it's easy to track flake he seems to be going from reporter to reporter saying they have a deal i'm reading this on twitter eventually shows up on tv the fact that there is a deal came from senator jeff flake of arizona agreement that were the bipartisan group i'm talking about the six of us working that we're shopping among colleagues now this was not the plant fleet news his name on the deal could kill the deal for the president yeltsin flies arizona's soon as he can on thursdays he's incredibly close to this cheryl the youngest of his five kids senior in high school i'm basically running with him to get to the airport sierra running around the capital saying you've gotta deal.
"president yeltsin" Discussed on WLRH 89.3 HD3
"Program if you're just tuning in we're following senator jeff flake as he tries to do the most basic part of his job that is pass a law that we pay those guys for they seem to do it so rarely these days at the end of the first half of the show he loves senator flake and a happy optimistic mood he had an outline to a bipartisan daca deal in hand it addressed issues the white house laid out a few days before the president seemed open it said he'd sign anything plan going forward was this wednesday graham who'd been playing a lot of golf with president lately and talking about what good friends they are would sell the deal to the president and then we get the president to sell the deal of the american people which means at this point none of the senators are supposed to talk about the deal publicly not yet because they went donald trump to on this deal and sell it that's the only way the house of representatives and the republican base is going to go for the deal this brings us to act three wakes next at bat when the cats away the mouse he can run around zoe chase a week up the next morning to mass confusion somehow or other the strategy has gone off the rails i'm on the house side doing another interview but it's easy to track flake he seems to be going from reporter to reporter saying they have a deal i'm reading this on twitter eventually shows up on tv the fact that there is a deal came from senator jeff flake of arizona agreement that were the bipartisan group i'm talking about working that we're shopping among our colleagues now this was not the plant flick news his name on the deal could kill the deal for the president yeltsin flies to arizona's soon as he can on thursdays he's incredibly close with his wife cheryl the youngest of.
"president yeltsin" Discussed on WMEX 1510 AM
"Is every every congressmen or anybody they talk to that knows stuff uh guts on tv says oh yeah there's no connection as of yet on believable unbelievable so the collision talk ongoing and newt gingrich was on sean hannity last night talking a little bit more about the collusion if you can believe that primiary here at is like the biggest news night i don't candidate like eight you haven't found anything even searching for over a year one is it gonna be quitting time in one is it gonna at one is moller which i can never see moller he's gonna come up with something like an obstruction charge or something but he's not gonna come out of there and and in president trump word the administration's gonna come out scot free no i think they're gonna they're gonna use flanders have him metaphor and guys like that is something in which is fine because while except for flynn uh put the other guy he had more connection with hillary and russia president yeltsin and then you know you worked for obama and and they have all these weird connections of these other people that okay i'm fine if they go down but don't try to put it on trump because i mean the as yet look selling absolutely i sell new gingrich was on sean hannity and talking a little everything defies the memo collusion the election and let's get to rights rents to some of the audio where he was tugging here saying there was collusion in the election newt gingrich last night well in the of two things right here that are i think fascinating the first is it turns out there may have been collusion to undermine the american presidential election by government bureaucracy nature's turns out that the bureaucracy wasn't russian it was american and that it was the department of justice senior leadership and the fbi senior leadership now that better one level is a really frightening insight about the future and about the danger of a powerful police force deciding for the rest of.
"president yeltsin" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"At the end of the cold war the we us was asked to do something that hasn't been done before which is how to devolve the power of your major adversary without a land war and so the question was how to bring russia into the system and when i found very interesting at the time was uh and strove actually was in charge of our relationship with with russia than and i was up in new york but basically it was building on what president bush has done in terms the reunification of germany uh and then looking at what steps had to be taken to respect russia and bring it into a system and so the whole issue of expansion of nato began in a very step by step process with something called the partnership for peace where various countries that have been either part of nato or later part of what had been the soviet union could begin to see how the system worked and play a role in a cooperative action and i now urge people to the there have been some member those that have been declassified by the clinton library which describe how president clinton was talking to president yeltsin at the time about how to do all this in a very staged approach and in a way that russia would be respected and become part of something and began to have russia nato dialogue so i admire first of all the goal of it but then also the carefulness with which president clinton directed that we all take steps to do this in some way that was organized and that in fact respected what was going on in russia and these memos are so worth reading because it's where president clinton is talking to president yeltsin and they recognize each others politics in addition to recognising the issue that they were dealing with the writers to address one point madeleine just brings back a very vivid memory the russians were on hated the idea of nato bombing serbia bought president yeltsin off because of his close ties with president president clinton was absolutely a central in getting the serbian dictator genocidal dictator milosz of it out of office and thereby actually made it possible for us to bring an end to the balkan wars without having to go into a landmark into a landmark strobe talbott uh and.
"president yeltsin" Discussed on WJNT 1180 AM
"Dot com joining us on trending today usa right so i think that felt makes a really important points i yana care what you feel i care what you do i care how it's going to work and uh that's i think what everybody's hoping the president trump can actually deliver on helping the folks of texas yeah that's exactly right i mean they're everybody's talking compares this to katrina everybody's thinking about that um so i think earnings very careful with way he responds but at the end of the day there's only so much in the american federal system of a president can do for disaster relief living yeah he can he can sit in theme on he could sit in the marines that sort of thing but at the end of the day we are all at nature's mercy on this is this you know we talk about trump derangement syndrome uh this is just another place for it to show up where they can criticize president yeltsin this beyond his control we'll josh i think i got a disagree with you here i mean i'll i think the president has done a great job was his response i don't think there's anything else he could have done but if you just look at the things he said if you look like he said outside of that texas firehouse i'll yesterday it was like he was at a campaign rally it's like he doesn't understand the gravity of the situation he's talking about how big his crowd is he's talking about how he's doing a great job and he it's like he he's trying to rally them just like you saw in phoenix the other day he's trying to it's like he's still running for president he doesn't understand twenty people have died thousands of people are looking for shelter they're looking to survive right now and millions and billions of dollars worth of houses and property are done and it's she doesn't have the empathy to understand that and what could trump of done to stop any of that there's nothing could've a decision could he of may there's nothing he could have done that if you look back at the pre this has been station and i have many many issues with what president obama did but any time there was a tragedy he had empathy he stood with.
"president yeltsin" Discussed on KQED Radio
"President has to raise is russia's interference in the election in 2016 he asked you both to put down a marker with russia and with vladimir putin who according to the american intelligence community authorized that interference that that's not acceptable conduct if he comes back and he's not raise that issue my guess is he's going to face a significant amount of criticism at home how would that go how do you imagine that conversation landing with vladimir putin it would not be the kind of conversation were you expect putin say okay will not do it again the basic what would be to say this is not acceptable if you continue this or do this in the future there will be severe consequences and you expected president putin's going to night but you put down the marker an opening up an example i worked with the president clinton on the national security council back in the 1990s and one issue that president clinton did not like raise with president yeltsin was the behavior of russian security forces in chechnya when there was a conflict going on there and it was never going to be production conversation but we said mr president you first of all to put that marker down with gyaltsen that were concerned but second it's also going to be important that mike mccurry your spokesman goes out and says yes the president raised it in this case when mr trump meets with mr putin he needs to put the market down with the russians but he also has to have these press people beeld said he raised the question otherwise it's going to be i think a very unhappy homecoming gordon as you said us relations have not been great for some time i mean do you think donald trump has an opportunity here to establish a more constructive relationship with his counterpart than his predecessors there is that possibility but i think it's going to take a step by step also us and a lot of hard diplomatic work i would be very wary if there's any big deal announced on friday because it's hard to see what the sides could work out in just a narrow aren't half of discussions and this.