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Fresh update on "putin " discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
"It's Friday, which it means we have got to talk national security. We could call this the heritage day. We've got the new present comes in studio to talk to us and of course our loyal national security foreign policy expert he is, of course, doctor Jim colonel carafano preventing World War three one tweet at a time. JJ carrano is his handle. Jim, we got to talk about the Europeans, foreign relations, The White House, but first, the story that nobody's really talking about enough, Russia, Ukraine, are we on the brink of war? Well, Europeans are talking about it. I told you I talked to a number of and they're just gobsmacked about what's going on. So what's going on? Well, so Putin has masked masses of equipment on the Ukraine and in a huge army there. And then he drew some of them off, and now he's sending them back. So there is an army big enough to invade Ukraine. If Putin wanted to evade Ukraine tomorrow, he could do it. And he's sending messages to D.C., saying don't arm the Ukrainians. Right. Don't honor the Ukrainians. Don't have NATO troops. I mean, he's been very intimidating. And this is one of actually 6 or 7 major provocations that the Russians are doing simultaneously. The response to that was to blinken waved his finger at Putin. And if you remember, Putin was a KGB agent and they used to like take people's fingers and snap them off for fun. So that wasn't very effective. So now Biden said he is going to meet with Putin. And today Biden says, well, I have a plan to deter the Russians, and I'm going to put this on the table with Putin. I don't think anybody thinks that this is really going to be very effective. But the big question is is will Putin invade Ukraine. And you know, my argument is, no, that doesn't mean he won't. He could wake up tomorrow and decide he does. I mean, I don't speak for Putin, obviously. But the analogy I use is like you are playing poker with the worst poker player on the Planet Earth, right? Who's the bad poker player? Joe Biden. Right. And what do you do? I would just keep playing, right? You could do all Tony Soprano and rob the game, but why bother? Right. Right. What is the pretext? Because last time it was minorities and this is Russian territory anyway. We already hearing the pretext for an invasion. Well, the thing right now is Putin is is demanding essentially that NATO forswear NATO enlargement that NATO completely withdraw from the Ukraine disengagement of Ukraine. That's the thing. The ultimate goal is but if he uses force, what's his excuse going to be? Ethnic minority. He'll make one up that doesn't matter. Right. But, you know, people say, well, why do I care? It's not part of NATO. We don't have to defend it, but look, he's got three countries. Georgia Moldova and Ukraine. Each one a partially occupies. And they're there for the purpose. Not that they themselves deliver very much. That is a spear into the west that he can use when every once to destabilize the west. And why does he want to do that? Because ultimately what he wants is for NATO to dissolve and for the United States to leave Europe. So essentially he can do whatever he wants. Right. And you're like, well, why do we care? And I'll tell you what we care. It's like, this is our House. And Vladimir Putin walks in and says, you can stay in the bedroom, and that's it. Yeah. Because in the end, that's what the Chinese and Russians want. They are the biggest fear of influence. And at the end of the day, the answer to the question, why should we care is it doesn't matter where the country is, what the theater is, if a sphere of influence of a fundamentally anti democratic nation increases, that's bad for everybody. It's a simple math gym. If the Japanese had never stepped on American soil in 1945 and the Germans had never set foot in America, but they'd gotten the world that they wanted. You would have had a country that was completely cut off from trade and everything and that you call that freedom. I call that a prison. Yeah, big do I call it? Nicely put nicely put. I'm gonna do something a little bit different because one of our most loyal callers listeners has got a superb national sort of year request, and I want him to put it to our resident guest. Dawn, Los Angeles, happy Friday. Happy Friday to you, doctor G mister carafano. Hello to you as well. Good, good to be talking to you. You didn't think you're gonna get to talk to the big cheese, did you done? Wow, I mean, this is the dynamic duo of national security. You live in California. So you've lost all credibility with me, but take your best shot. You're a Asia Pacific question to Jim. Yeah, I'm behind the enemy lines here. I can see the Pacific from my living room. But I was going to ask was, I've been hearing in the epic times, they've been doing these magnificent articles on Taiwan. They just did a piece about the Baltic state representatives going to Taiwan. I mean, they're in the same boat. They're both under the gun. And but my question was, mister Abe, the former prime minister of Japan, I believe, made a statement..
U.S. intelligence finds Russia planning Ukraine offensive
"Hi hi Mike Mike Rossi Rossi reporting reporting U. U. S. S. intelligence intelligence finds finds Russia Russia is is planning planning a a Ukraine Ukraine offensive offensive U. U. S. S. intelligence intelligence officials officials have have determined determined Russia Russia is is planning planning for for a a possible possible military military offensive offensive against against Ukraine Ukraine as as soon soon as as early early twenty twenty twenty twenty two two and and administration administration official official who who spoke spoke to to the the AP AP on on condition condition of of anonymity anonymity said said U. U. S. S. intelligence intelligence estimates estimates the the Russian Russian offensive offensive would would include include an an estimated estimated one one hundred hundred seventy seventy five five thousand thousand personnel personnel Moscow Moscow was was pressing pressing Washington Washington for for assurances assurances that that Ukraine Ukraine will will not not be be allowed allowed to to join join the the NATO NATO alliance alliance addressing addressing the the Russian Russian threat threat Friday Friday Biden Biden said said he's he's working working on on what what he he termed termed a a meaningful meaningful set set of of initiatives initiatives to to make make it it very very very very difficult difficult for for Mr Mr brutal brutal to to to to go go ahead ahead and and do do what what people people are are worried worried he he may may do do Biden Biden could could have have calls calls next next week week with with Russian Russian president president Vladimir Vladimir Putin Putin and and Ukrainian Ukrainian president president follow follow the the mayor's mayor's Lansky Lansky micron micron CEO CEO or or Washington Washington
Fresh update on "putin " discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"With another surge Here's what we know about the omicron cases detected in the U.S. so far Nearly a third have been fully vaccinated one had a booster and everyone's symptoms have been mild or moderate That CBS is Elise Preston reporting Maryland has three confirmed cases of the omicron variant All of them are in the Baltimore area Two cases are from the same household including a vaccinated person who recently traveled to South Africa where the variant was first detected the third case is a vaccinated person who has not traveled recently The air force says more than 6% of its Air National Guard and reserve forces have failed to meet a deadline for getting the COVID vaccine The air force says roughly 11,000 of its guard and reserve personnel haven't gotten the shots nor a medical exemption as required They'll be allowed to participate in an upcoming monthly drill and still get paid But defense secretary Lloyd Austin made it clear the vaccine's mandatory for the nation's guard troops a memo last week said those who refuse the mandatory COVID vaccination will be barred from federally funded drills and refuse the training they need to maintain their guard status He's giving the military services a little more time to publish their official guidance on how to deal with guard members who refuse the vaccine I'm Jackie Quinn The Alma cron variant of the coronavirus is likely to have picked up genetic material from another virus that causes the common cold in humans The Washington Post cites a new study showing a Macron includes a snippet of genetic code that's also present in a virus that can bring about a cold One of the studies authors suggest that Omar Khan could have greater transmissibility but lower virulence because of that The shared genetic code has not been detected in other coronavirus variants President Biden has pledged to make it difficult for Russia's Vladimir Putin to take military action in Ukraine as U.S. intelligence officials have determined that Russian planning is already underway for a possible military offensive that could begin in just a few weeks Russia's plans to invade Ukraine possibly as early as January involves an estimated 175,000 personnel plus armor and artillery Russian president Vladimir Putin is warning NATO not interfere in the deploying troops and weapons to Ukraine would be a red line but President Biden says he doesn't accept anybody's red lines in he's working to make it very very difficult for mister Putin to go ahead and do what people are worried he may do The president also says he expects to have a long conversation with Putin That's fox's Sean langella reporting coming up the parents of a teenager charged with killing four at a Michigan high school have been arrested 7 34 University of Maryland university college he's now university of Maryland.
Biden warns Russia's Vladimir Putin against Ukraine invasion
"President president Biden Biden says says his his administration administration is is working working to to convince convince Russia Russia not not to to invade invade Ukraine Ukraine as as tensions tensions grow grow between between the the west west and and Vladimir Vladimir Putin Putin Russian Russian troops troops are are massed massed near near the the Ukrainian Ukrainian border border and and keeps keeps defense defense chief chief warns warns they they could could invade invade next next month month president president Biden Biden says says he's he's putting putting together together a a comprehensive comprehensive set set of of initiatives initiatives to to make make it it very very very very difficult difficult for for Mr Mr brutal brutal to to to to go go ahead ahead and and do do what what people people are are worried worried he he may may do do Russia Russia wants wants a a guarantee guarantee Ukraine Ukraine will will not not be be allowed allowed to to join join NATO NATO a a an an adviser adviser says says the the two two leaders leaders will will talk talk soon soon fell fell by by the the spokeswoman spokeswoman Jen Jen Psaki Psaki only only says says the the call call is is possible possible it it certainly certainly would would be be an an opportunity opportunity to to discuss discuss our our serious serious concerns concerns about about the the bellicose bellicose rhetoric rhetoric Sager Sager made made Donnie Donnie Washington Washington
Fresh update on "putin " discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York Show
"Location at the top stories for investors in the coming week India is an ally of the U.S. but it's also a large country with a strong independent streak And that is about to play out in an interesting way and coming weeks for more or less good a Bloomberg daybreak Asia host Brian Curtis John India and Russia will be meeting in the coming week to discuss the latest developments in the Asia Pacific The two countries defense in foreign ministers will focus on Afghanistan and Syria and a host of other issues It is likely to be a degree of consternation perhaps in the Biden administration ahead of Russian leader Vladimir Putin's visit And joining us now for some insights on this is Sunni runs on sen Bloomberg government reporter in New Delhi So this is the first meeting in this two plus two format with India How would you say the mood is ahead of this summit with Russia First of all thank you for having me And moving on what we are getting to understand that India is balancing its relationship between the United States and Russia Russia being an old ally in the United States is something that you've become very very friendly with And that brings up very many contradictions and that requires India to balance it very carefully It is given Russia the two plus two is the first two plus two therefore Signaling that how important graduate is Russia is for India So that is number one takeaway that we have of we are getting from New Delhi Also what we are getting is that ending issues like sales or weapons which India was primarily a country that used to use only weapons for a very very long time but we've been trying to move over to the western side getting more weapons from the United States from and other countries in the west So that has left Russia slightly unhappy So we are going to have to see how we kind of balance it And at the same point of time there is the issue of sanctions if you do business with Russia So all these things are going to be as play And what we can say very clearly is that India is balancing both Russia and United States the best it can The upcoming summit between Vladimir Putin and prime minister Narendra Modi I think it will be the 20th time the two of them have met since 2014 It would seem to suggest that the relationship is still bulletproof is it It is a very very strong relationship It is indeed a very strong relationship No matter how strong a relationship is it needs to be taken care of It needs to be match up And the sense that India is moving away from its old allies are getting more close to the United States is quite strong And that is also seen in the way we are teaming up with the United States whether it is the global security dialog which has the United States Japan and Australia and India and its primarily focusing on the indo Pacific Which Russia has not kind of rejected We don't have this kind of accepted So it's come out today I'm taking a very cautious line on that So while the relationship is very very strong it needs to be a need to be constant nurturing of that relationship And is it likely that Vladimir Putin when he comes will be bringing S 400 missiles with him in the sense that they would most likely be made available And then if that is the case then how do you get around the sanctions That is the big question and that is the question that we will ask almost every one who is dealing with this We don't have a clarity but what India seems to be kind of banking on is the wilderness delivery is going to happen as they are expected to reach India by end of December We've seen that the United States have taken a very very lenient line towards this earlier It was we were told that there is a team that has been done right now We're not throwing in the sanctions or bringing the sanctions right now Let the payments happen We will look at the payments when we were told that weight lets you in the delivery comes Now the delivery has come From the Indian side from underground loss you understanding is India is kind of banking on the fact that it is a very important and a critical role in the entire global strategy to contain China And that's what its banking on Thanks so much for joining us It's really a pleasure and definitely learned a lot Sunni run Johnson Bloomberg government reporter in New Delhi I'm Brian Curtis along with Doug Chris You can catch us every weekday here for Bloomberg daybreak Asia beginning at 7 a.m. in Hong Kong and 6 p.m. on Wall Street John.
Kremlin: Putin to seek guarantees over Ukraine from Biden
"The the Kremlin Kremlin says says president president Vladimir Vladimir Putin Putin will will push push for for security security guarantees guarantees for for Russia Russia in in a a planned planned cool cool with with president president Joe Joe Biden Biden the the Kremlin Kremlin says says Putin Putin will will seek seek binding binding guarantees guarantees precluding precluding NATO's NATO's expansion expansion to to Ukraine Ukraine joining joining a a planned planned coal coal with with president president Biden Biden well well the the Ukrainian Ukrainian defense defense minister minister is is now now warning warning Russia Russia could could invade invade his his country country next next month month the the U. U. S. S. has has threatened threatened the the Kremlin Kremlin with with the the toughest toughest sanctions sanctions yet yet if if it it launches launches any any attack attack while while Russia Russia has has warned warned that that any any presence presence of of NATO NATO troops troops and and weapons weapons on on Ukrainian Ukrainian soil soil would would cross cross a a red red line line senior senior diplomat diplomat Sergei Sergei Lavrov Lavrov for for tilting tilting that that the the west west was was playing playing with with the the far far budging budging on on Russia Russia a a say say in in any any further further NATO NATO expansion expansion into into countries countries of of the the former former Soviet Soviet Union Union I'm I'm Charles Charles de de Ledesma Ledesma
Fresh update on "putin " discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Law enforcement Jennifer and James crumbly are charged with involuntary manslaughter Their son Ethan faces multiple charges as an adult in the fatal shooting of four schoolmates picking it up there CBS Nancy Chen CBS News legal analyst Ricky kleeman called it a bold move to charge crumbly parents The prosecutor intense just send a message If you are someone who purchases a handgun for a minor and you do not secure that handgun you are putting yourself in some jeopardy The superintendent said that even after meeting with Ethan crumbly twice no discipline was warranted And turning to the COVID-19 pandemic which has now taken close to 788,000 lives in this country way more than 5 million worldwide The latest variant is turning up in more and more states and the delta variant though still accounts for most new cases But White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeffrey Zion says vaccinations have reached something of a milestone Just yesterday we reported getting 2.2 million shots in arms including over 1 million booster shots 2.2 million shots That's our highest single day total since May However there's also this over 6% of members of the Air National Guard and reserve have not met their deadline to get vaccinated against COVID-19 Those who refuse to be vaccinated will be immediately flagged This means that they can not be promoted re enlist or be reassigned pending adjudication of their case Those in command positions will in fact be relieved of command They can also face significant other consequences including dismissal from the service with a general discharge which could result in significant loss of veterans benefits CBS News military consultant Jeff McCarthy now to a brewing crisis in Eastern Europe with repercussions here President Biden says he's drawing up plans to address a Russian military build up along the border with Ukraine What I believe to be will be the most comprehensive and meaningful set of initiatives to make it very very difficult for mister Putin to go ahead and do what people are worried he may do Mister Biden is expected to talk by phone with Russia's Vladimir Putin soon Steve Dorsey CBS News Washington And this is CBS News P at three O three That's how anybody December 4th welcome in mostly cloudy cold low in the 30s by daybreak we're at 45.
Miranda Devine on Why Hunter Biden Is a Sleazeball
"Some of these situations which Hunter Biden literally involving some pretty sleazy people who I would imagine would would put him into some very uncomfortable situations right Well basically thanks to Joe Biden Hunter Biden was introduced to the inner sanctum of both president Xi of China and Vladimir Putin in Russia He was mixing with the oligarchs who were at the very top of both of those power structures both in Moscow and in Beijing and in Shanghai His father introduced him to those people In fact in 2013 when Joe Biden was vice president he flew hunter on air force two with him to Beijing for a series of meetings with president Xi and the big weeks there in China And he also was introduced at that time to one of Hunter Biden's new business partners because a few days after they left Beijing hunter of course the deal was signed and delivered on a basically a fund and investment fund that would grow to by 2019 have $2.5 billion worth of managed funds funds invested in it And the Hunter Biden still owns 10% of that business It's called bhr And you know that means that the president's son was in business with the Chinese Communist Party
Fresh update on "putin " discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"I'm younger and I'm vaccinated I feel like at some point we just signed to push through our fears and get out there and travel again But the rules keep changing about when travelers need to get tested and what kinds of tests are available It is a small hassle because there's a few of us trying to get together and we're all waiting on tests and results and can we go What if someone's negative what not Not a Moscow reporter Felix light watching new tensions along the Russian Ukraine border and efforts to calm the Kremlin has said that Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will conduct a virtual summit over video link next week The announcement comes in tensions over Ukraine where Russian forces have been massing on the country's border Russia says the two sides will discuss a range of issues including climate change Afghanistan Iran and Ukraine There are summit between the two presidents in Switzerland this summer was seen as a success relations between the two countries remain poor So I'm excitement tonight what no injuries with a garage fire at Seattle Tacoma airport that is out now Labor departments November jobs report was something of a mixed bag Wall Street reacted accordingly Stock.
Meeting Near Russian Border, NATO Weighs Response to Moscow
"Meanwhile, other news across the world, the U.S. and allies are weighing a response to the Russian military build up around the world. There's a meeting of NATO foreign minister. You know, Anthony blinken comes in. I have very good friends with very good friends with Tony blanken and they love him. But I do think he's the smallest guy in every room. And I think that matters when you're talking about Putin and Putin is planning to invade the Ukraine. It's not like it's a secret. He got a 100,000 people there. If you wanted to turn, send some NATO trips to Ukraine. That's how you deter it. All right? So they're not doing that because they don't want to have a war with them. And if you don't have a war with them, you're not really deterring them. Unless you send Ukraine, every anti tank weapon there is, and every artillery piece and everything else that can be used to blow up Russian tanks. Because that's what's coming in. Not little green men but Russian tank. So this is not having meetings in Riga Latvia, do not do the trick. That's not going to do it. What's going to do it is serious
Remember When Biden Killed Domestic Oil Production to Rely on International Sources?
"Joe Biden came in and immediately killed the Keystone XL pipeline killing thousands of high paying union jobs It's about energy and dependence And then he okayed the Russian oil and gas pipeline going to Germany because that helps out Russia and Putin Remember Hunter Biden got three and a half $1 million from the wife of the mayor of Moscow but pay no attention to that That's not a news story No controversy there He okayed the pipeline had undermines NATO because NATO was stood up was created the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to stare down and oppose Russia and the Soviet Union And that's Vladimir Putin is doing what he can to reconstitute the Soviet Union which he called the collapse of the Soviet Union The greatest or one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century All that good stuff So he's helping out Russia and Putin and undermining NATO by okaying the gulf what Nordstrom two pipeline And undermining the United States and energy independence by doing away with the Keystone XL pipeline and all those thousands of union jobs They lie to you about how many jobs were involved And no there were only 7 jobs They literally came up with ridiculous numbers like that Well now a new story popped yesterday not because of the funnies at The Washington Post or anything But a memo was uncovered And the Jake Sullivan the national security adviser to the current president of the United States On the need for reliable and stable global energy markets And now you see the Biden White House is going to OPEC The organization of petroleum exporting countries And that would be Saudi Arabia to Venezuela and a number of countries in between And they're asking OPEC to increase
Don't Miss Bill O'Reilly's Limited Engagement National Tour With President Trump
"Bill O'Reilly Bill welcome back to the show How you doing Doing all right sir Welcome back So before we get to the questions here you have a tour with president Trump going on Bill O'Reilly dot com Tell us a little bit about it So we got four dates beginning in December 11th and for loaded in Florida Live arena for the Panthers play Next day in Orlando And then the win next weekend we open in Houston on the 18th of December and the 19th of the American Airlines center in Dallas So I just talked to Santa Claus He says he can't talk that he can not get top it can not no that's not Cole either right That's the real deal No coal there right Yeah greatest Christmas gift ever But it takes on Dan as you know More important now because of the collapse of the Biden administration So the reason I can see this in the first place is that I am a historian story in journalist And Iowa I looked at back about the four years that Trump is in the Oval Office I don't know what he did Because it was never reported It was always like let's kill him or let's make him a saint So you never really got the nuts and bolts of How did he get the facts How did he destroy ISIS What's up with Putin and Xi all of those specific things And that's what the tour is It will be a once in a lifetime We've sold about 30,000 tickets already but if you go to Bill O'Reilly dot com I'll link you right over to whatever box office you want And I really appreciate you mentioned it Dan very nice
Why Is Washington, DC Suddenly Concerned About Borders?
"Is why all of a sudden is Washington, D.C. concerned about borders. If you want to get Washington, D.C. really fired up about borders. Don't talk about the southern border. Don't talk about the border between U.S. and Mexico. No, no, no, no. The border they get really fired up about? Is the Ukrainian Russian border. Now, let me be very clear. Vladimir Putin's a thug, okay? I'm not a Putin apologist. There are some people that do that. I think it's kind of weird. I'm not really into that. He's obviously kind of an autocrat. But am I kind of like wake am I spending time at night wondering or concerned whether or not Vladimir Putin is going to expand the Russian border by a hundred miles or not? I couldn't care less. But for whatever reason, there is this new campaign through Republicans to demand U.S. troops to go to Ukraine and defend Ukraine against Russian aggression. Secretary of State Anthony blinken said that he's a concerned about reports of unusual Russian military activity near Ukraine. He added, as we've made it clear any escalator escalatory or aggressive actions would be of great concern to the United States. Why? Why would that be of great concern? Again, I'm not like a Russian. I'm not like a Russia fan. But our own border is being compromised. Our own borders being invaded. Our country is being invaded. Why am I supposed to care about Ukraine again? What does that have to do with us? How is that an existential threat to our existence? And warning to Russia blink into the Biden administration, officials know its playbook, pointing to Ukraine's escalation in 2014 under the Obama administration. Although Russia's intentions are uncertain, the presence at the Russia's elite first guard tanks, an army lens credibility concerns that Russia is planning additional incursions into Ukraine territory. Republicans urged the administration to quote immediately consider an appropriate U.S. Military presence and posture in the region and to initiate appropriate intelligence sharing activities in the U.S. and Ukraine. Why are Republicans not calling for troops to go to the southern border? Why do we want American troops to go to the Ukrainian border, which might be a good cause? Find whatever. Stop Russian aggression I guess we're supposed to care about stuff like that. But our own borders being
Gregg Jarrett on Adam Schiff's Disgraceful Legacy
"Greg Gerry, you sent me a piece on Friday entitled Adam Schiff's disgraceful legacy. Right there, we heard him say the following. Anyone who lied to Christopher Steele. Or the FBI should be prosecuted. What about chairman of the intelligence committee of the House of Representatives who lied to America for four years about their having seen the quote incontrovertible evidence of Russian collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow? There are a lot of liars associated with the great Russia hoax and the ensuing witch hunt. Hillary Clinton, Christopher Steele, Igor steel source, I'd add James Comey to the list. But in my book, I wrote in the column, the most remorseless liar of all the flagrant huckster of hysteria over the Russia hoax is none other than Adam Schiff. Which Sean Hannity loves to call shifty shift. I mean, he is the most mendacious of them all. I mean, he is the top of the party not in terms of who lied the most and most often for four years. That's right. You know, he'd walk a mile for a camera shift did hundreds and hundreds of interviews with the stock up media. They didn't know a damn thing because they didn't bother to actually investigate any of the allegations or try to corroborate any of the dossier they simply took it as gospel as if it were scripture from Moses. You know, and so they are winning accessories the media. But they were played for fools. They were winning dupes. And at the hands of people, like Adam Schiff, who kept insisting over and over again, week after week year after year for years that he had in convertible evidence that Trump was a Russian asset who plotted with Putin in the bowels of the Kremlin to steal the 2016 election he said he had concrete evidence, absolute evidence, he'd seen it with his own eyes. We're just on the verge of the big reveal and he promised again and again, he was going to reveal it, but oh, you know, it's classified information right
"putin " Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"Tuesday, Lillian Shiva, a Russian opposition activist was arrested in the central city of ufa. Her offense, working for opposition leader Alexei Navalny, while his organization was still legal. She faces up to ten years in prison. The same day, Sergei zuyev, the 67 year old head of Russia's top liberal university was taken from house arrest to a prison cell. Mister zuyev had just had an operation for a serious heart condition. It was a move thought to be intended to force a false confession in a fabricated case. In Russia, more than 10% of the national budget is spent on internal security. But despite the rising number of arrests, people continue to stand up to president Vladimir Putin's increasingly repressive machine. Repression in Russia really has intensified over the past year. The watershed was the poisoning of Alexei Navalny and his subsequent arrest. And since then, repression really has grown in response to also growing discontent and protest. A cardi ostrovsky is The Economist's Russia editor. Independent media, human rights activists, journalists are being labeled foreign agents and universities are being purged. Now even a coming out by herself with a placard is not allowed either. But Vladimir Putin has been in power for many years, why is oppression in Russia increasing now? Yes, you're right. Patrick, so Putin has been in power for 21 years now and although he stayed in the same place with a short interlude as a prime minister, Russia itself has changed. And so have his means of hanging on to power. The three fundamental elements of his power of his rule were economic improvement propaganda and repressions. And their relative weight has really changed over the years. So the first, I would say 8 to ten years have been largely about economic development and growth. Things really started to change after the financial crisis in 2008 and particularly after Putin's return to power after that short interlude as prime minister. In 2011, 2012, Russia had the first big protests in large cities and mosques in Pittsburgh and Putin responded by rallying people around the flag. That was the time of the annexation of Crimea and the war in Ukraine. And that's when propaganda played much bigger role than anything else. By that time, the economy was starting to and so the propaganda came to the fall. And now in the past 5, 6 years, that euphoria that was generated by the annexation of Crimea has largely dissipated, not surprisingly because the economists started to just stagnate and the incomes have been going down. The other big factor was the spread of the Internet, particularly the broadband mobile Internet. Started to erode Putin's monopoly on information. So that was the point at which repression really has become the most important tool now of sustaining Putin in power. You mentioned Alexei Navalny earlier arcadi, what's the status of his opposition movement? On the one hand, the organization itself has been crushed, closed down, declared extremists. But the people who worked for it, the people who worked for Navalny were supported them, got his message, and his message was go out and do what you think you need to do. I don't need to tell you anymore. It's not some sort of a party structure. It's a network. And we can see how it works in the actions of his followers. The people who used to work for his original networks. Sarah collinson, my colleague who is a series producer for economist films, went out to Moscow this summer and she followed for several months. This extraordinary brave women as they went out to contain themselves, you can see this in a new feeling we're releasing today. And closely followed several young opposition figures over 5 months in the run up to the Duma elections in September. And the national story of escalating repressions is reflected in what happens to each of them. With chest Toy Story, the electric in Mormons, which is a port city in the northwest of Russia. She ran Alexia Navalny's anti corruption organizations headquarters in Mormons. When Navalny's organization was forced to shut down in April after being declared extremist by the authorities, violetta decided to stand as an independent opposition candidate in murmansk. He has knowledge to unify. Villa was never optimistic that she would win from the beginning and she faced pressure immediately after announcing she would stand. She was detained multiple times, her volunteers were detained on the streets. Her headquarters were broken into and vandalized, bullets were shot through the window. And I think she was psychologically prepared for that level of intimidation. But what came next surprised even her. To show she got a knock at the door and was physically handed a court order, which said that she needed to isolate in a COVID hospital, despite having tested negative for the virus. And it wasn't clear how long she was going to have to stay there. The authorities started to use COVID earlier this year as a tool for political reprisals. People were fined when they attended a rally for not wearing a mask. It completely stopped their campaign in its tracks. This, of course, prevented her from being able to submit her candidate registration documents. At a posture neural network. She actually started volunteering in the hospital because she was healthy. And confined to a room with lots of very ill people. She said a lot of people had pneumonia, a lot of people were old. She talked about finding it impossible to sleep because people were coughing so horribly all night. Campaign manager communicated with her by speaking through the window. She was on the third floor of the COVID hospital, so her campaign manager would shout up to her, so at least she could see her face on the third floor. But the turning point for her, she said was that the staff in the hospital started to ignore her and she started to feel like she needed to do something more radical. She declared hunger strike. Her hunger strike lasted 8 days. The letter talked about hunger strike being torture and she as it went on just became completely exhausted and eventually could no longer get out of bed. But the boy is divided for teachers. So on the 8th day of her hunger strike, she was suddenly allowed to take a COVID test, which came back negative and she was allowed to leave the hospital. And she found herself with a window to.
US Capitol rioter facing Jan. 6 charges seeks asylum in Belarus: State TV
"Hi Mike Rossi are reporting an American facing charges from the January sixth riot seeks asylum in Belarus a California man who faces criminal charges from the January sixth riot at the U. S. capitol has turned up in Belarus where he's seeking asylum according to the country's state TV in an interview with Belarus one forty eight year old Evan Neumann of mill valley California acknowledged he was at the capitol on January sixth but he rejected the charges against him according to court papers police body camera footage shows Newman shopping a metal barricade into a line of officers punching two officers with his fist and then hitting them with the barricade Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko and Russian president Vladimir Putin have used the January sixth ride to accuse the US of a double standard in criticizing other countries including Russia and Belarus for cracking down on anti government protests hi
Gunnery Sergeant Jessie Jane Duff on America's First Openly Transgender Four-Star Admiral
"She's none other than gunnery sergeant, UN United States Marine court Jesse Jane Duff, she worked on the Trump campaign co chair of veterans for Trump and also contributed a fellow colleague of mine on newsmax. Gunny, welcome to one on one. Thank you so much. I love your introductions. I get real big headed. Can't get me out of the studio after that. We will always stick to the truth. You are a gummy always a gunny. We've got to talk about what is happening in the last ten months to our services. As you know, the Marine Corps is especially close to my heart. I've worked with all the armed services but I spent two and a half years in Quantico. The latest breaking news item is we find it. I'm sure the Chinese are most impressed. I'm sure Vladimir Putin is quaking in his boots. We have a transgender admiral. Now thank the good lord, it's not in a real armed service. It's not in the coast guard or the navy. It's in the health corps, but put the footage up. This is what's his name Richard Levine, HHS, who has been made a quote unquote admiral in the health corps by the man who sadly bears the title commander in chief and president sleepy creepy Joe Biden. Jesse Jane, this disturbing turn of events, they're not going to keep this just to the health cor are they. Oh, absolutely not. For example, the national defense authorization act right now in Congress got passed. It has to go up to the Senate still. Got passed, though, that taxpayers would pay for transgender surgery. And vote for military members. Military members. So you could join the military. Now, here's something that a lot of people are not aware. The Trump administration did a year study on this under general Mattis, who was very open minded, maybe a little more so than many of us would have liked. For other issues such as women and ground combat, but getting back on this, general Mattis had this studied conducted and they came to find out that transgenders could join the military, but it would be after they've had the hormone treatment, the surgeries. And they were psychologically fit. So they were actually capable of doing the job. And there would be a 5, I believe it would be 5 years within the time that they are surgery. So that you knew that they had fully adjusted. We know that there are record breaking medical concerns among the transgender community for psychological issues, the what is it? What is it called gender dysphoria things to that effect? And I'm no expert on the topic. And I have no issue with the transgender being in the military, but I have a huge issue with the transgender who is using the military to be non
FBI Agents Swarm Russian Oligarch's DC Home
"So the guy whose house they swarmed the yesterday in Washington D.C. the FBI this guy Oleg deripaska was connected to Vladimir Putin but he also had business relationships with Christopher Steele who was one of the authors of the dossier used to spy on Donald Trump by the FBI That was the whole collusion dossier You know the pee pee tape He's colluding with Putin You got the whole thing So some people say Dan this great news deripaska means a closed in on stealing a network I'm not sure about that But here before we get to so we have two options here Either they're closing in on steels and network or more likely they're hiding George Soros's role and others in the 2016 election manipulation That's what I think But going back to reason number one here's steals connections some of them this guy Derek Oscar they serve the warrant on his house yesterday In 2015 DOJ officials notably Brussels and some FBI agents met in New York with deripaska to seek the Russian billionaires help on organized crime investigations The meeting was facilitated though not attended by Christopher Steele Chris the first Theo area is here it gets worse In 2012 yields private firm orbis was hired as a subcontractor by a law firm working for you guessed it their apostle Who then headed Russia's largest aluminum company Steals firm was asked to do some research on a business rival By 2015 steals work had left him friendly with one of their apostles lawyers according to John Solomon's sources this is from a 2018 piece And when or the associate Deputy Attorney General longtime acquaintance of steel sought help getting to meet their pasca who obliged but Christopher
Coronavirus deaths in Russia surpass 900 a day for 1st time
"Crushes daily coronavirus death toll who's supposed nine hundred for the first time in the pandemic the record comes with vaccination uncertainties on the government's reluctance to impose tough restrictions to control new cases the nation state coronavirus task force who supported nine hundred twenty nine at new credit nineteen deaths just over twenty five thousand new confirmed infections in the last twenty four hour period Vladimir Putin's Kremlin has blamed the surge on too few options getting vaccinated just thirty three percent of Russia's one hundred forty six million people have received at least one shot of the vaccine with the percentage dropping below thirty for the fully vaccinated group I'm Charles Taylor this month
Veterans Caution Young Recruits Against Enlisting in the U.S. Military
"Was at an event last week. In oklahoma studied talking to an amazing political candidate who former green beret senior. Nco we started talking about bragging. The green berets. And i literally just received a text about thirty minutes before this reception from a very good friend at brag and and i think it went according to you and i want you to comment on what this means for america. So this is the person i've been working with for long long time and i'm not gonna give you the all. The context context the last line of this text. Is this good talking about fort bragg. Home of the green berets our political situation. Right now sucks at fort bragg cut at fort bragg what does this mean for the security of the country well i think china's going around A high fiving one another. I think putin's gotta be laughing. Iranians have to be positively giddy over this. The fact is we've taken action over the last twenty years and accelerate in the last few years that have detail caused our combat. Rain is to deteriorate rows in the garbage dump We are getting rid of good soldiers. Because they don't want to take a vaccine they don't necessarily need we are Demoralizing are people Among the veterans community there are a lot of us. And and you know this as well as anybody dr gorka. The military american military today is largely a legacy organization. You know there are very few folks coming in. You don't have a father or mother or uncle or grandfather who who served. And that's that's why these guys doing or or one of the things that leads to do it and a lot of these veterans are telling people. Don't enlists right now. Don't become part of
Hillary Clinton Actually Thought She Could Get Away With This...
"I can't believe they thought they'd get away with that Hillary Clinton and their team I mean Hillary probably will You know she's a Democrat She's a protected class But they took almost no efforts whatsoever to paper over their trail to try to cover their tracks to try and get rid of the investigative breadcrumbs They did nothing which says to me they were so confident Hillary Clinton was gonna win and continue the corruption and make the whole scandal of spying on Trump with this collusion hoax go away that they took no proactive measures at all Techno fog is a great sub stack as well Talking about today what's going to happen next And how it appears that somebody got their hands on fusion GPS's internal emails as well And you can see in their tracking documents how they're creating and fabricating these two hoaxes they use to frame Donald Trump for the collusion thing The alpha bank hoax seems communicating with Trump Tower that was totally a hoax And this idea that Carter page was a Trump foreign policy adviser was a central figure in this collusion hoax where Vladimir Putin was bribing Trump through Carter paid You can see in the documents I have them right here right in front of me Techno fog has it is substack which again is going to be in my newsletter today You can see it right here They have this little spreadsheet here And you'll notice conveniently they're talking to each other in these internal emails talking about updating drafts of the alpha group overview They had an alpha group for the alpha bank hoax I mean that was a cool name for a group The alpha group This is what they did And notice the date 9 one of 2016 Glenn Simpson at baumgartner and Peter frisch Re updated draft For the alpha hoax Well what happened Just 18 days later Just 18 days later the Clinton attorney went and met with the FBI and brought them the alphabet hogs It's sitting right here They literally left a paper
It's Hilarious That Rachel Maddow Suddenly Cares About Free Speech
"One piece of irony though I have seen about this You remember Russia Rachel maddow MSNBC host She spent three years of our lives lying to everyone about this fake collusion hoax and she's very smart She's a Rhodes scholar I believe She knew she was lying and she lied anyway on the air She told this Russian collusion fairytale over three years She had to know she was lying She's not stupid because the alternative is that she was dumb and fell for this first grade level hoax that any idiot and some young kid could have figured out But Rachel maddow ironically was complaining on her Twitter account I find this to be ironic and kind of hilarious She's complaining to Google because Google it's alleged that according to a New York Times story that Google did Vladimir Putin's bidding and blocked anti Kremlin content as voting in Russia and their national elections started up So Rachel maddow is all upset about that You know Google interfering in free speech which is tragically hilarious because it was Rachel maddow and others who were pushing the collusion hoax while her leftist buddies she adores were pushing censorship on conservatives like me and elsewhere who warned people like Rachel maddow for years that she was propagating a hoax And she didn't have now all of a sudden She's into free speech when it's Russia That is hilarious Hilarious that she's all of a sudden a warrior The Joan of Arc of free speech That's a good
European court: Russia responsible for Litvinenko killing
"The European Court of human rights this back to the conclusion of appreciation quarry that Russia was responsible for the killing of Alexander Litvinenko who died in twenty oh six off drinking tea laced with a radioactive material all the agent for the KGB and the post Soviet successor agency the FSB Litvinenko defected from Russia in two thousand and fed to London he fell violently ill on November one twenty six off the drinking tea with two Russian men at the London hotel to spend three weeks in hospital before he died he's T. was found to have been laced with radioactive polonium two one zero the British inquiry concluded in early twenty sixteen to Russian agents had killed then and go on that president Vladimir Putin I probably approved the operation Charles Taylor this month London
The Biden Administration Has NO Idea What They're Doing
"China is on the rise again intimidating. Our friends and partners in south asia north korea is again launching ballistic missiles over the sea of japan. Russia is flexing. Its muscles with putin. Having just won reelection well reelection. Just reinstalling himself. And iran drawn is very happy. We've left afghanistan in cannot believe their luck the senile decrepit old hoskins politician in the white house is seriously thinking of reinstating. The obama era. Jcp away run deal all this all this in the space of less than a year nine months in the fall of kabul with the teen americans and the response what's the response a drone strike that kills an afghan aid worker and children america's back. Oh i didn't mention the sub deal. I i'm in american history. The french of recalled their ambassador because this administration snubbed them in their diesel and nuclear sub. Deal with the australia. What did they tell us. The adults are back. Yeah i'll tell you one thing. They may be add outs. They don't love this country and they have no idea what they're
"putin " Discussed on Politics: Meet Me in the Middle
"You know having a summit with putin gives him a platform but it also gave a platform for alexander valley reporters questions about navan only made putin uncomfortable. And you know president by that was one of the first things that he brought up so Come on putin was brilliant in how he diverted that question. When an american journalist asked him about his tactics of his opponent or or worse he masterfully deflected the question by claiming that the us does exactly the same thing. Bhai prosecuting the january six insurrectionists. I just thought that that was absolutely brilliant persuaded. To be honest. I thought putin in these kinds of settings is very good. He's always prepared. He is always forceful but at the same time. I saw nothing new in putin's performance. You know he's been doing this for twenty years. And i don't think he came off particularly well. This time around. I thought he was a little aggravated. And instead of making a defense about russia's position in the world every answer was an example of this kind of what aboutism sometimes in a way. That's helpful but often in a way that is a stretch for example the poisoning of your main political opponent in jailing on trumped up. Parole violation. Charges is hardly the same thing as trying to jail people who intervene to try to stop the peaceful transfer of power and the counting of ballots on style points. Putin is great on substance. Not so great. I don't think anybody was fooled. Not even the russian people were fooled but my attraction to it was the smoothness of his diverting the question because he's asked a really tough question. Should you be able to kill in jail your opponents to say here. Look what america does. He is very good in those settings. He's been doing it for a long time and he always comes prepared. He is very rarely caught off car. I'm just curious tim. What harm would it do. If the us realized that the way to putin's heart and in fact a relationship with russia is to do things that make putin look good inside russia to make him more popular to make him look like a success. To in fact be one of putin's tools to a continued rule in russia. What harm would do if we went down that path for one. This is really a question for the russian people to decide. And i would love to see the day when putin stands for election with a level playing field against his political opponents. He's not going to..
"putin " Discussed on Axios Today
"Welcome back to axios today. I'm nylon boudou last monday. Fox's tucker. Carlson went in front of his several million viewers and made an extraordinary accusation. That the nsa was spying on his emails. The nsa intern issued a rare public. Denial that carlson had been targeted and actually jonathan swan decided to look into this. Jonathan would we know about this story. I know that the us government learned that tucker. Carlson was trying to set up an interview with vladimir putin and that that happened. Shortly before tucker. Carlson made this extraordinary public claim that the national security agency was spying on him. I don't know how they learned. The takada was trying to set up this communication. He's obviously publicly claimed that they learned from monitoring his mouth and text messages. I have an independently confirmed that one way or the other. What does this tell you about. Tucker carlson's role in this post trump presidency era. I don't think it's an exaggeration to coal him. One of the most important figures on the american right elected officials scared of him. They go cap in hand to him. They suck up to him. He's a kingmaker and there are many people who think that if he ran for president in two thousand twenty four he'd be a force of nature so he's an important figure on the ride. Is that why the story was so interesting to you. It's pretty rare to have a public figure in a position like that making a claim that is so specific and so incendiary and to have an agency. That's usually so secretive and so reluctant to comment publicly commenting on it. It was unusual for lots of reasons. And i was naturally intrigued. Accesses.
"putin " Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"putin " Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"You believe. The united states is to these cyberattacks. Sean always good to be here. You know the. Us is pretty vulnerable. I do think it's important to note that we have been doing a lot. I mean the. Us government going all the way back to bush to has been focused on cybersecurity. The the level of emphasis has waxed and waned depending on geopolitical events domestic events etc. Certainly during covid for instance The focus on cybersecurity has has shifted or Wait a little bit and a matter of record that there was funding. That was bent for cybersecurity. Products in federal government was shifted over to cova response that we can make all day long whether that was right or wrong but it but it happened but to the question of whether the us vulnerable. Sure we're vulnerable. Does that mean we're the most vulnerable in the world. No i don't think so but it also means we can't protect everything at the same time and i think that's the question we really need to be asking right now. Which is you know you assume that russian criminal gangs whether operating either at the direction or the knowledge and benign consent of putin are conducting this latest wave of ransomware attacks. You'll houses benefit putin. I mean that that's the question that really needs to be asked in part because now you have. Us law enforcement intelligence agencies and others focusing on ransomware. And they're starting to shut down some gangs here and there which is good. But if you're a fan. Like i am in no dorsal joined narcos for instance watching you know. All the story of the drug kingpins in the eighties ever noticed the pattern or whatever one drug kingpin fell out of favour all the sudden. Crackdown upon by the colombian or the mexican. Whoever government suddenly got captured is putin trying to do the same thing here all of a sudden. He's got some gangs that he doesn't like once the us to do his dirty work for him or maybe be like the solar wind situation where he's going to send out all these fake messages about. Oh we're going to attack the election. There's gonna be all this information you know. There's no confidence in the election and then in reality. They didn't do very much there. They were too busy hacking the. Us government So you've got to worry about the problem of makarova's they call it. The the russian disinformation and misdirection campaigns. And you know. I feel reasonably confident. Our intelligence and law enforcement cuny's are paying attention to that but the rest of the media's gotta get on board and not just blindly assume that putin's out there to make a few million bucks from shutting down meet plain or gasoline pipeline. Because he thinks much bigger than that he was telling me he thinks billions and trillions not millions. All right quick break. We'll come back more. Brian finch and dr peter pri- on the other side eight hundred nine four one. Sean is our number. We'll get to your calls. Final half hour all right. Cancel culture woke this indoctrination schools. The mob is after any and all things conservative in any way and by the way that even applies to our friends at total twins books. These books are selling by the millions. Why because they reinforced values of american parents that they know their kids are not getting at school. They're amazing books and for kids toddlers through teenagers and anyway they look now. They're under attack. Why because they believe in entrepreneurship. Capitalism individual responsibility love america. Oh well think of the vapors anyway. Socialist magazine writing a lengthy hip piece attacking the tuttle. Twins books a heap of steaming carpet. Why because they teach freedom and liberty and responsibility. I guess wanna socialist attacks. You know you're doing something right. Millions of these books have been sold because parents love them. It is the antidote to the indoctrination. That is now institutionalized in so many of our schools your kids are gonna love it from toddler to two teenagers Just go to this website. Tuttle twins hannity dot com. That's t. u. T. t. l. e. twins hannity dot com right now and by the way they're running a sale you can get pre- workbooks as well that's titled twins hannity dot com.
"putin " Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"Breathtaking rebecca now. A that putin putin is a hostile actor. He's evil in many ways. He's corrupt as hell but he's not stupid. And nora's president xi stupid and as evil of the iranian mullah's are. They're not stupid and the reality is they're studying this guy backwards and forwards. And they're going to. They're not going to be influenced by the media. That that ignores joe biden's cognitive weakness. I agree with you putin yes. He's all of those things that you just said but he also constantly reminds president biden That he is there not to be and this is something that actually what. I'm about to say that i heard on the Russian putin said that we're not the two lovers who are there to basically sway to each other infinite love where they are representing The interest of our countries. So there's no such thing as trust when it comes to putin he's highly trained for my kgb officer in you know how the russians viewed this summit to begin with They characterize it basically as an intelligence gathering opportunity. Russian deputy minister of foreign affairs. Gator said this. It is impossible to impose on your spy counterpart your own thought process and you interpretation of what he says but what you hear from him and the conclusions you make as a result of what the counter space spy says become food facade so he basically summed up. We're going in to quote unquote strengths than trust and mutual understanding which in russian intelligence parlance and you weigh in What that really means is a good intelligence gathering opportunity as a former intelligence officer for dia and russian-born native russian-speakers. This is what that lingo means. And scott go ahead and jump in a few comments on important point one question. I have scott is. He's now twice referred to answer questions. I'm going to get in trouble. Who can get in trouble by joe right exactly. I mean you're going to get detention. Joe you have to sit in the corner. You can not going to get your warming milk and sippy cup tonight. Or what and as you were saying as you were saying sean You're exactly right about again. The administration and the american left in the united states that they think that they're going to get a free pass from other countries leaders in other countries the same way that they get a free pass by promoting all various allies that they've put out in the united states and that's not true. In fact you know to quote another russian source. A russian think tank was writing a few days ago and they and what they were saying what was going to happen during the conference for example they wrote that joe biden will not push ukrainian topic because of certain corruption circumstances related to son. Now you gotta freeze frame. What you're saying here is there too corrupt to join nato but is zero experience on the guy that went on good morning america and was asked. What experience do you have. Energy in oil and gas none none none. I mean that's ukraine kazakhstan. That's the former first lady of Moscow so it's okay for one hundred do business with ukraine but but it's not okay for the us to do business with them. Unbelievable and twitter can kick off people who want to write about five. Biden's the crop dealings of the family but the bottom line is the russian. Chinese are very well aware of this and they use this and they used his knowledge as a way of suddenly intimidating by or the administration. Doing what they want. And why we we have to avoid these corrupting influences when we elect the president because it compromises their ability to keep us safe quick break. We'll come back more on the other side with our intel experts. Rebecca koffler and scott. You'll anger then we'll get to your calls. Eight hundred nine. Four one sean. Our number you want be a part of the program and we got a great hannity nine eastern tonight. Donald trump will be calling in among our many guests. Quick break right back. We'll continue all right. You've tried it all. It's not getting better. you don't sleep. Well which makes you irritable on edge all day then. There are other days when you just down. Nothing feels too good. Nothing feels right. It's not your fault. There's a lot going on around the world. Now if you're into natural healthy alternatives to pharmaceuticals you're gonna love cb distillery now. They are america's trusted source for all cbd products. And they created a breakthrough compound. It's called cb n now when you combine it with cbd interacts with our regulatory system responsible for sleep emotional response discomfort perception inflammation and even memory. 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They said people that work in the hotel they will be spies. They said people he said. If you get a burner phone they'll find it. That's what i was being told. Russian intelligence is va tracks all of. Us you know sort of People who are connected all over the world not just in moscow but they watch very very closely because that's how they developed and nuanced understanding of the american psyche and also of the relationships between our Business and political leaders. All of that information is ultimately fed into the doctrine and into strategy that was developed based on putin's orders that is precisely why they launched the the tax cyber attacks. Because they understand that. We're not going to respond because we have demonstrated. Unwillingly.
"putin " Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"You at home. Sense dot com hour. Two sean hannity show. Thanks for being with us. Eight hundred nine. Four one sean. Our number you wanna be a part of the program So mike pompeo former secretary of state He's not the guy that's going to sit in a meeting and get lectured by the communist chinese. The way that biden's team did in anchorage alaska nor is he going to put up with any of putin's crappy either and it's just it's it's just a fascinating difference in terms of the other approach. I mean the summit wraps up. Burly joe is incapable of holding joint press conference The us press left in the dark perfectly fine with it Joe finally gives gives a presser. You know just rambling mumbling bumbling stumbling stupidity and it's embarrassing. I mean there's really no other way to put it anyway. This is what pompeo said as it relates to putin using this as a stage for russian propaganda unchallenged by sippy cup. The strangest thing he was allowed to go up there and spout russian propaganda to create The context for moral equivalents between the united states and russia. On every front whether he's talking about blm or protesters or our judicial system ready talked about his protesters. When we have a problem. Here that goes to court system of constitutional foundation. They have none of that and he got he got free rein to go on for all of that time and to the world spout this propaganda without at american standing was him saying no. That's not what we talked about. That's not right. And making the case for american interest and the reason is because joe's not up to the task. It's that simple. Anybody that tells you any different is just lying to you. It's it's transparent. it's obvious and everybody knows it. here to weigh in on what the ramifications of all this are ultimately going to be Rebecca koffler with us former defense intelligence agency. Dia intelligence officer author of an upcoming book putin's playbook rushes secret plan to defeat. Scott yuling back with us retired. Cia officer russian. Intel ops expert Thank you both for being with us now. Rebecca you have an interesting background as relates to russia. And you understand putin's minders as well as anybody. You read them as well as anybody. I m contending that putin sees right through joe biden and he knows he's dealing with a a cognitively weak and frail american president and has taken full advantage. You absolutely correct sean. President biden Placed america in the first place in this as you said embarrassing position. I agree with what you said by holding. The summit in the first place was biden. Going in was overmatched outgun with putin and then on top of it to make matters worse biden refused to man up and to show up and hold a dual press conference where he could have challenged right then and they're putting propaganda and he was just not capable. He's exactly you know inapt. He doesn't understand putin in appears to me that the entire administration. I don't know who exactly advises him That he should show. I don't think anybody can advise him. Because i don't think he can retain the information rebecca. I'm not even sure he knows what day of the week it is. Or what a what countries in right now i. It's very sad. Apparently hue style bones into a place where he ought not to have seen his wife Rescued him and trust me. The russians do their homework before these summits they do. What's called the profiles of our National security leaders and political leaders before they show up with them and he definitely knows what the hot spots i he he really does not want to appear like The quote on that like president trump who quote unquote was Soft on russia nothing can be further from the truth President biden pretty much has erased his own negotiating le leverage and giving away the store even before he met was president biden so that meeting was due he lost before even show. He showed up who took on his own. Forty four more questions in his forty five minute press conference and some of them were pretty aggressive questions. Pete blinken. I needed read from a teleprompter. I didn't see any cue cards that he was using. And then biden's taken in six months one thing. Scott that i think is is not been emphasized enough especially in the media. Is you know russian. Ships were conducting the largest military exercises since the cold war off the coast of hawaii even sending our air force scrambling hours before. This post summit took place literally three to five hundred miles west of hawaii. Us air force has to scramble. F twenty two stealth fighters from why in response to these exercises and The bombers you didn't enter air defense identification zones and and we're not an acepted but Clearly putin wanted to send the message before today or certainly certainly he did show. That would be a standard. You know that goes back to the soviet playbook to do these sort of thing. North korea does the same thing but this is this is exactly the problem as rebecca has pointed out. Is that Putin realizes that Joe biden is not a quote as a russian say a serious president and as such for instance everything that biden said to a putin about like. Us strength we don't want to tolerate attacks that originate from your soil. Etcetera doesn't doesn't really Go any water with putin. Because putin understands a for instance the under the joe biden elitist budget. Us defense is effectively taking a cut so at the same that biden. His hyping up talk that america is back with the russian see is that the united states is not building as many ships is not Feeling as many active duty personnel as they have in the past so you realize is that they're just empty words and so he is positioning itself to fully take advantage of. I think it's very interesting. Though that putin did not exactly spike the football with another words what i think happened was Hooton observed five dismal performance at the g seven and realized that russia would really gain nothing by pointedly humiliating president of the united states. And the press comes so in other words putin was very happy to extol biden's virtues etc and of course hurl some boards at the progress. That's the diplomatic nicety bs. That's all that is it's bullshit it's it's just crap it's garbage but he saw no reason to out to go out of his way to humiliate by because basically he feels biden has done. Is that job for him already. Enough and so he can just continue to make nice with the biden administration at the same time where he continues. His moves abroad unchecked. You know i just i. There was one moment in particular rebecca. I'm not sure if you picked up on it. There was some in the media that that picked up on it. Where biden seemed to respond affirmatively to the question about whether he trusts vladimir putin. Now why would you trust. Vladimir putin vladimir putin is he was right. He's a murderer gets asked the question just prior in the lead up to the summit. I don't know if you saw the ten seconds of of of the most uncomfortable silence by an american president ever it's.
"putin " Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"Look. It's so embarrassing to i think. I think it's embarrassing. It's such a sign of weakness. That joe biden. The reality is his team probably politically probably in the best answers interest of the country. It's not good for joe to stand on a podium and have a joint press conference with vladimir putin who will publicly humiliate him. 'cause he's not up to the task the problem is is. They all knew that before he ever gotten this race. And it's only gotten worse not better over time. And that is now a a real clear present problem for the united states to say the least anyway appeared to be holding another one of his cheat. Sheet said some it with vladimir and he seemed to be hiding the notes from putin Putin's not stupid. He's evil but he's not stupid so hostile regime a hostile actor but again he's not stupid president cheese evil but he's not stupid same with the iranian mullah's. I don't trust any of them. As far as i can throw them and they have long assessed. Joe biden's cognitive issues long before this this shortened summit. It didn't go on as long as they said it was going to go on. And joe just doesn't have the mental alertness and capacity to stand next to putin do a joint presser and i think the other thing is. They was probably a great fear among his team. That joe would probably stick to the talking points that were probably even written before they left washington and say this happened. This happened and this happened. And this happened if it didn't happen Would he would be probably corrected immediately by vladimir putin. Who's listening to it. So they couldn't put joe in that position either. Because you know now we have to make every decision and and filter it through the prism of you know cognitive weaknesses There was a testy moment. Where biden got combative. With the cnn reporter caitlin collins and he wrapped up his press conference. Why why are you so competent. He'll change his behavior. Collins asked and here's what happened behavior mr president under the strip. I said we'll pay for the wall. Relaxed research world confident. Just dating back then give cast has not changed press conference housing civil our. He denied any involvement in cybercash. You advise use. This guy used to say of nick. So how does that help a constructed me as understand that if you don't understand that you're in the wrong business. I mean he's just a jackass. And i'm not really standing up for the cnn reporter. I mean that's how they treated trump every second every minute every hour of every day at one point we'll get to the slater biden. Actually say oh. I don't think putin tested me with cyber-attacks. I'm like how stupid are you. Of course these are rushing sanctioned attacks or else they wouldn't happen we'll get to this later in the program we have we. We have cyber experts. That will join us. You know these guys are watching all of this. And they're scared to death because they know that we have a a major national security vulnerability and now we got a president. That's in denial are commerce. Secretary is actually saying cyber attacks here to stay and they will intensify. That's not an answer to what is a real problem. I mean it's it's pretty unbelievable and it's now pretty clear why the press conference couldn't be held jointly which historically usually happens because the comparisons would be devastating but then he goes. Aol awol. he's gone. Joe is two and a half hours late yesterday. Still haven't gotten a reason for that missing in action moment anyway. He gives putin a clear field to attack. America on the world stage again and again and again putin at forty five minutes to beam. What was just nothing. But anti-american propaganda into homes and businesses all across the globe. This worked in his favour unobstructed. And not that. Joe would have stood up for us anyway. Not that he's capable of even standing up for us unobstructed by an opposing response. You know somebody made a comment. Well hannity you know. It sounds like you're not cheering for america said. No i'm i'm i feel awful that this is this is the mess that this country is in right now because weakness is not going to end. Well it's not going to be good for the united states. We the american people and it's not going to be good for the world either so not facing reality is not something that i'm capable of doing. You know you think about this. You know all of the three long years of trump russia collusion nothing but manufactured conspiracy theories one after another after another the unholy alliance. The democratic party the media mob big tech. It went on for years. And what do we find out what what was the reality of. It is the only people in two thousand sixteen that colluded with russia and by the way ukraine was the dnc and hillary clinton. They bought the russian. Disinformation dirty dossier. They they they leaked the dossier they wanted. America to believe that donald trump was compromised by putin and was at the ritz carlton in moscow with hookers peeing on his bed. That's the crap they peddled and this went on for three years and they and and we ever heard a correction. No nothing they ever going to correct the record never and then the big ukraine line. I couldn't believe my ears yesterday. I hear joe biden literally say ukraine is to corrupt join. Nato and i'm like hold on a second. We show two weeks ago. He had said. I'd never had any conversations with my son hunter about his foreign business dealings. Okay then we have joe on tape. You're not getting a billion. I should fire. The prosecutor was investigating zero experience hunter in the millions that he made and son of a b. They fired him. They ukraine wanted the billion dollars. That's a quid pro quo and how is it. Somebody with no experience gets millions of dollars magid if they last name with trump but then we got kazakhstan and their olive guards. Feeding money to one hundred. This has name. If you don't have experience and the only reason by your own recognition you have no experience. Oil energy gas or ukraine. Why do you think they chose. You won't know fathers in charge. Ukrainian possibly probably well. Yeah that's the reason it's called pay to play. It's called buying access. It has a name and it's the heart of corruption. But according to joe in the media nothing wrong ever happened. All joe denied ever talking to his son about any of his foreign business dealings now. We got pictures. We got evidence of joe as vice president having dinners with hunters foreign business associates and partners. I mean it is unbelievable corruption. You know the the idea that ukraine is too corrupt to join nato but it wasn't too.
"putin " Discussed on KILF Morning New Podcast
"For your morning cliff notes on five seventy klif. Yesterday god notice from their energy provider to conserve energy. Once again and a lot of people are like here. We go again. It's not even summer yet. officially. I don't i don't i don't get it and i suppose there's no reason why i should expect to get it because i don't work in the energy field and certainly don't understand the the way cut and the state power grid works but come on. Yeah texas at being asked to reduce their electric us yet again. No rolling outages or anticipated as texans continued to conserve energy. According to urquhot at this time it appears unlikely that we will have to enter an energy. Emergency alert rotating outages or controlled. Outages is the last stage of an energy emergency alert and this alert came out. I was glad. I had already charged up my car for the day the seat. That's another thing. This stuff is just going to get worse. we've got an increasing population. Texas population is booming. You have the building of housing units and apartment buildings everywhere you look and more and more people are getting electric vehicles right. That's right and Apparently the issue for yesterday and right now all this week is not due to transmitting power across the state but rather an unexpected amount of equipment. That is offline triggered by generation owners themselves as era doing repairs. And what irks leslie. Sopko all the thermal units are flying due to mechanical failure or the need for repairs. It's like having a flat tire on your vehicle. Something breaks you have to take it out of service to fix it. It's like having a flat tire out of service. Your car won't go anywhere. But why do they all have to go out of service at the same time. I don't know but they are saying. Hey please cut back on the power so the way to do that really is a cut back on power when everyone's using it really like when you come home from work. Run your dishwasher and wash washing machine and all that stuff that really drains the power. I'm sorry i'm not I'm not messing with the air conditioner now. Here in this president biden called russian president vladimir putin a worthy adversary at a press conference following a nato summit in brussels on monday Two are going to be getting together tomorrow in geneva. This is just a few days after president putin praised donald trump and called joe.
"putin " Discussed on AP News
"Putin has sharply dismissing allegations his country is carrying out cyber attacks against the United States. We have been accused of all kinds of things, election interference, cyber attacks and so on and so forth, and not once, not once, not one time did they bother to produce any kind of evidence or proof? Putin, speaking through an interpreter in an Interview with NBC News says it's become farcical. Putin meets later this week with President Biden in Geneva. The Supreme Court is considering whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions. The justices put off a decision about whether they will hear an appeal, claiming Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants. The court asked the Justice Department to weigh in on the case. Process that typically takes several months. The Supreme Court is leaving in place. The convictions of two men who was members of a white supremacist group took part in a white nationalist rally in Virginia in 2017 that turned violent. High court didn't comment on why they turned away the cases. Israel has a new prime minister for the first time in 12 years. After enough, Tali Bennett secured the backing of parliament and ousted longtime leader Benjamin Netanyahu. There was a brief handover today in Israel. This is a P news. Tequila conjures up strong feelings in many drinkers, good feelings for some bad feelings. For others. There's people there's still people out there that the priest encounter with tequila. What's a very bad quality to killer in which Is going to be a bad headache the next day, Antonio Rodriguez with Petrone says. It's a bad rap. The annual Moncrief, founder of the London tequila and Mescal Bar, Hatcher says. When people drink too much, it's not just tequila there, drinking when Reidy the fact is that they probably started the night drinking wine and then beer and then champagne and then at some point, maybe two or three in the morning, someone said, Let's have Let's have to keep them and then two key to get to blame. Tequila is one of the fastest growing alcoholic drinks in the U. S. Stephan Okey with L tequila. No knows why Tequila isn't just the spirit to shoot is a really Complex spirit with a lot of, um, effort and time put into the production celebrities have joined the craze with their own tequila brands. Ed Donahue, AP News It's not even officially summer yet a millions of Americans are sweating and record breaking heat. The National Weather Service warns of dangerously hot temperatures that will shatter records across much of the West through this week, several days in a row of wreck near record to record temperatures across the region. Meteorologist Mark Chenard Excellency their warmest temperature Friday 118. Las Vegas looks to be getting up to about 116 by midweek. Um 121 that like needles, which is Out of Las Vegas. And if you're on the East Coast, you may see damaging wind gusts inhale across parts of the mid Atlantic before the day is over. I'm Rita Foley, Israel's new foreign minister. Lapid has officially assumed his role following a handover ceremony with his predecessor, Gabi Ashkenazi. Copied who, under a coalition agreement will hold the office for the first two years and then become prime minister has.
"putin " Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"That's good enough but they do want to a lower. The temperature and that is putin is very much interested in because i am now in moscow and i can tell you just talking to people and and And discussing discussing this kind of relationship. Nobody is interested in more of annexation of anything anymore relationship in any more problems. that the kremlin mimi north want to inflict on. Its own people or so much that you said there to to dig into. We just don't have adequate time. But i will say that i imagine that There are many people listening Cybersecurity experts disinformation experts. Who would balk at your suggestion to include veteran vladimir putin in any kind of global cybersecurity agreement but but andrew is let me turn back to you on something just for another minute on that. The nord stream two pipeline. Because we've got a really interesting comment from a listener coming in saying that. Because europe is buying gas from the pipeline. Putin we'll have the resources to maintain his military threat. He can also cut off gas as a tool for leverage in case of conflict and so therefore He comes out the winner here. What do you think about that. This is a. I think a misreading of what's actually happening. What what we've seen is money is fungible and the russian economy is based on a very simple model. They largely take things out of the ground like and gas and then they sell them for dollars on the international market and then they use those dollars for purpose and they largely by stuff in rubles and so the fact that the ruble's week gives them extra buying power so it's an economic model. That salang rush has a market for that stuff is durable. Oil is different than gas. Though and basically the cost of building this pipeline and the geopolitical negative side of the pipeline is about knitting together russian in german state owned or parastatal corporations and creating kind a mutual coziness between them that is unseemly and that has been part of german foreign policy since the nineteen sixties. That's a long standing problem in it. Connects back to germany's guilt about world war. Two in the need to make sure that relations with russia stay stable. The problem is is that when you build a gas pipeline. That is not actually a big money for the russian state. The way the russian state finances itself is largely through selling oil the the the sort of benefit if the really perverse logic the benefit to the russian state of building. These giant gas pipelines is. Not that is not huge. It's the geopolitics of it. That are huge. Where you see the people making money are the putin entourage who basically get the subcontract to buy the steel to put the pipe together to put it in the water and Basically park all the proceeds in some swiss bank account. That's the political economy of russia in a nutshell. Well in the last five minutes or so we have here. I want to understand a couple of things. From to view. A what is putin ism and be perhaps more urgently the question of of ladimir putin putin's view of us democracy because putin recently spoke to the heads of international news agencies from saint petersburg and he asked what the united states and russia could do to improve relations between the two countries and vladimir putin said the reason peeved things that Relations with the us are so tense. Right now is he looks to. The united states and says america has yet to realize that it is a waning. Superpower was native. jim probably schedule so putin. Says you know what the problem is. i will tell you. As a former citizen of the soviet union. The problem with empires is that they think they are so powerful. They can afford small mistakes but the number of problems are growing. There comes a time when they can no longer be dealt with and the united states with confidence stride and firm step is going straight down the path of the soviet union professor. Chris shaver respond to that. What we read in that well. It's putin is speaking to his audience and audiences Is liking because russia wasn't fallen. Empire the soviet union was full. an empire. many russians blamed the united states for That that falling down not necessarily for what happened. Even what happened afterwards. But you know how gorbachev got too cozy with the united states and Meet also concessions and here. We are in a americans to over the weekend as we became completely disrespected. What this is an in. This is putin's thinking but it's also thinking about probably i'd say sixty percent of Of the russian population. I mean they could be more could be less than they could be all of the things that i just said but generally is that russia's week but america played a hand in it. So this is. He has his audience to to deal with it but also what he's referring to it in the united states. I mean you. Russians are very avid readers of of foreign relations. But also what happened. What's happening in the united states. I mean they've been conversation in the united states about the of certain kind of who brisa america over stated its Its potential especially and now it's gotten better but at the beginning was the dealing with comment everybody was asking the world was asking not just russia was asking what has in the united states so So he's speaking to his audience. I wouldn't he does believe in you actually in your earlier question. Maybe the beginning of this question. You ask what putin is and putin looking back. Even across the years. Go back into the statehood of the russian czars. I mean because putin a we also have to remember that now they've changed the constitution and if putin chooses and there's no Revolution apprising giant. He's going to be our forever so he's dealing with russia that the key is going to it for a long time so he is looking back in all those sars who will that power statehood insecurity and you also putin's case you take in money which is also very important question. And that's why. I think biden can get them very quickly. It's not even on the sanctions but But just exposing amount of information that the united states must have a role this secret secret accounts. And so this thing that Putin relies on the statehood. The power Is a is something that some people share some people don't but generally becomes sort of the putin is the people support because one of the arguments and it's like tired now has been to militant but they now respect us and that something stands kind of the center. Why he's still reasonably popular among stunk. Well let me turn back to andrew weiss. Here i'm gonna give you the last word we just got about a minute left to go. What position does this put. Joe biden in because as a matter of fact. It's not just vladimir putin as we know it's also xi jinping in china who we have authoritarian leaders who are telling the world now much more forthrightly that their versions of authoritarianism are ascendant that they they work and they in fact point to the united states itself as evidence for democracies decline. So what position does that. Put joe biden in in trying to push back on on that rhetoric. I think that the problems facing the united states in terms of our polarization and the intense Nature of our politics are going to be a problem going forward. There's no disguising and the challenge for joe biden is to show that he got things done. I'm not expert Objects but to defeat the pandemic to get our economic situation sorted out and to restore america's place in the world. He does that. He's a successful president. The challenges he's got to do that.
"putin " Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Putin said that the greatest tragedy of the 20th century one of the greatest tragedies, the 20th century was the collapse of the Soviet Union, which he would like to see reconstituted to the extent that that's possible and he's looking to expand the empire, the Russian empire under Obama. Invaded Crimea and and, you know, Ukraine and issues and and all this stuff, And now that that didn't happen when Trump was in the White House because America was strong for a brief period of time, and now Biden the feckless, hapless Numbskull is in the White House and the Chinese air taking advantage. The Russians were taken vanish. They're saddling up with Iran again. They're against Israel again. They're saddling up with Hamas, Joe Biden. So I'm not dealing with Moss. I'm dealing with the Palestinian Authority, The P A. And Mahmoud Abbas, you know, West Bank rather than Gaza. Okay, that's fine. But that good cop bad cop No, that's and is. Well, we're going to go with good cup. You really can't separate the two Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. But Biden is Aziz, You know, not a very bright man. The news media will go along with all this. And with that, Jeff, let's get to some of the stuff that we're watching. Rich. Thank you very much for the call. I appreciate it, Um And, uh, let's go to some of the stuff that's going on in the United States. Now they're They're just some of the headlines from yesterday for, for example, um, pro Israel and pro Palestinian protesters Clash in New York City one burned by fireworks thrown from car One Jewish person burned. Fireworks. They're throwing explosive devices at Jews on the streets of New York while wearing Arab headdresses and waving Palestinian flags. See the protests in Washington, D. C. You see them in New York. You see them in Los Angeles and plenty of violence in all three places. Um Pro Israel and pro Palestinian protesters clashed in New York City on Thursday, Even as Israel and Hamas militants agreed to a cease fire. One video shows a device exploding after being thrown at a crowd of people in a midtown Manhattan sidewalk. The New York Police Department told Fox News that two commercial fireworks commercials fireworks are maybe an ash can eyes to do a lot of things that exploded when I was a job, and an M 80 is an eighth of a stick of dynamite and ash can is a quarter stick of dynamite. And these were big if to the extent that their fireworks there big commercial fireworks thrown at people from a car, One person suffered burns burn injuries injured by Burns. NYPD s arson investigation squad was probing the incident. Other videos posted by independent journalist Leroy Johnson. Show multiple fights breaking out in the middle of Times Square as police tried to dispel the scuffles. Strange use of the word dispel on the police there in the middle of it, Of course on, I don't know. I don't know where the police find it within themselves. I I just think that I might stand back and let a lot of stuff going on. But maybe I wouldn't. Maybe I'd maybe I'd be a better person like the police are out there. So let's go to this. Let's go to the New York Audio because this is really you know, this was on our streets now. New York City Jewish residents attacked by pro Palestinian protesters Speak out on viral video quote. They wanted blood is the headline on again. This is Fox News again because The New York Times The Washington Post aren't covering the story. To New York City residents are speaking out after being attacked by a pro Palestinian mob outside a local big bagel shop in a brawl that was caught on camera Amit Skornick and sneer. Diane served together a few years ago in the Israeli defense forces, but didn't expect to find themselves battling pro Palestinian aggressors. Outside a well known Upper East Side Manhattan bagel shop on their way to lunch. Uh, I had just gotten home from a two month road trip, said Amit on, I'm on. Amit came to visit me. We both know Each other from the military service, and we decided we're going to go eat something, Dylan told Fox News on Thursday. Dion is his name, and he recalled seeing a bunch of pro Palestinian protesters outside decided to attach a small Israeli flag he had to his apartment in his apartment to his motorcycle. As a quiet form of protest, he says. I just took it and I tied it to my motorcycle is my way of quietly protesting as we drove. When we got to our destination. I parked the bike and I understood that I left the flag on my motorcycle. There's a very good chance that I'd return and have no motorcycle, he said Beyond who owns a private security company based in New York, removed the flag and walked away. With Skornick. Toward ESA Bagel s a bagel on bond. They saw pro Palestinian protest with close to 500 demonstrators down the street. The moment we got there. They were attacking a news reporter and my friend told me. Listen, put the flag on in your helmet. Don't start anything, Dan recalled. That's exactly what I did. But when he told me this Hey, said it in Hebrew, someone with their backs to us. Heard him say it in Hebrew. He immediately looked at us and went into the crowd. I didn't put much thought to it, but around 10. Seconds later, he and another 10 people were charging toward us. I got first punched. Then we realized we're being attacked and we started to respond. The 2 27 year old men can be seen throwing punches as close to 20 demonstrators closed in them to call them demonstrators. It's a violent criminal mob of terrorists. On genocidal anti Semites attacking people because they're Jews. All right, that's going on, and he says it took 2030 seconds for the police to arrive Well, 20 or 30 seconds. But the protesters didn't really care. They push the police and went around them and tried to attack us. We responded to them by ourselves, the two of us around the whole protest, and every second more of them would join around 20 from each side. Now, let's go to let's go to this sound bite here. It is. What is it? Number six. I think number now It's number five. I apologize. Number five. This is, um Violence in New York City with violent mobs. You know whose support UH, Democrat members of the squad like receded to leave, and Elsie attacking people in New York City for being Jewish..
"putin " Discussed on KGO 810
"Putin regards play into the narrative that he would like for us to to there are like there are elections are somehow rigged and and should be trusted yes it does so the R. T. prudence would you agree with me that RT is Putin's propaganda machine here in United States I would agree with yes so is it appropriate for the R. T. to be used to affect public policy in our nation this is an example there been a long series of advertisements are programs on our tea going against fracking that to say yes bad and try to affect public policy United States is that appropriate use our eyes that should be just sure Americans be paying attention to that the plate in the sense that American should be paying attention the RTC and other outlets the used to public at this kind of information absolutely I wasn't quite sure what you meant about so just engine fracking is is a controversial issue with our nation if we did away with fracking United States would not be a position today to dominate through a production within the world and would play a district includes hands with respect to the correct actually I'd like to point out that in two thousand eleven in November two thousand I've actually saw next to vitamin a person how to a conference in which he made precisely that point it was the first time that he had actually done so to a group of American journalists and experts who were brought to something called the falls I discussion club so we started in two thousand of making it very clear that he saw American **** as a great threat to Russian interests we roll struck by how much he stressed this issue and it's since two thousand eleven and since our particular juncture that Putin has made a big deal of this show they said that Americans pay attention R. T. in our misguided by whatever propaganda he's going it's not not it's nation's best interest Mister Holmes in your role your privilege to an awful lot of stuff official things and things that are best kept between you and the official folks that you deal with is there an expectation among the principles that you represent that you will exercise some discretion and what you share with others about what goes on yes Sir in your public dinner test when you're up deposition you made the request first off we had a hard time pinning down the number of people that you actually had this conversation with about the conversation that you over her now our headmaster had no expectation of privacy he's a blistering around and what it's done but we couldn't figure out how many people you actually shared that information with and and I would argue that information is unflattering to the present unflattering to the ambassador and that your discretion is out to yeah at at odds hearing your testimony here the deposition said you share that with folks who you thought would find it find it interesting well I'd argue that about the back row would find it interesting but I don't know that that's necessarily criterion so on a go forward basis can you articulate that that in the future when you're privileged to certain circumstances that that that would be embarrassing to the principle that if it's official that you sure love and passion that's fine but the folks outside the embassy embassy or forty within them to see that don't have a need to know that he would regale them with your recounting of those instances Sir I think was Gordon someone who started discretion by having that conversation around are you my dear well that's that's mustn't whiskey second writing is just Houston missed on the question.
"putin " Discussed on PRI's The World
"From his personal psychology he thing that some healy that position it would be extremely <unk> because dictatorships. Nobody can ensure he's propaganda lives lissi. Marta rose in is that true. I mean could putin's life be in danger if he leaves his rule in russia. We don't know for sure putin may have well been thinking about this early on when he extended protections to yeltsin jason and his family in the nineties. It seems that every action putin makes extremely calculated right like his favorite sport judo right like in judo. There's been speculation about what he might do. After his presidential term ends and twenty twenty four maybe in five years he'll resign and announce a successor one of his friends end or he could choose to somehow remove limits on the president post or remove it altogether so that he could stay in power longer as prime minister and remember marco well. He remains popular in russia so you showed us how the relationship between russia in the u._s. deteriorated since george w bush but trump speaks even more warmly family of putin than bush i am i mean isn't the relationship improving in some ways i think putin was hoping for that but he still doesn't really understand the united states and government airman here there are irreversible wounds with russia and even if trump can look past putin's human rights abuses and war crimes congress can't and that might be a detail that he overlooked as under illarionov told me it might be too late for putin to ever understand the west and vice versa the world's lucie modern roseanne. Thank you very much for this. Thanks marco. We've got a timeline of major events from putin's twenty years in power at the world dot o._r._g. A handwritten written sign on a bedsheet read sorry for the inconvenience we are fighting for the future of our.
"putin " Discussed on PRI's The World
"I'm marco werman. You're with the world where co production of the b._b._c. world service w. g._b._h. Boston austin p._r._i. N._p._r. Ex- we were talking earlier on the show about the growing protests and unrest in moscow more demonstrations are planned for this weekend supporting opposition asian candidates who've been barred from running in local elections but the protests aren't just about moscow elections. They're also corruption. Protesters are also quietly focused focused on the man who controls the kremlin president vladimir putin for the next few minutes. We're also going to focus on putin and today is a milestone in that respect putin has been in power for exactly twenty years to help us understand how we got here. I'm joined by the world's lucy modern roseanne so marco all of this started in nineteen ninety nine but but before we go there i want to start with this okay. So can you guess what sport this is. I'll give you a hint. It's vladimir putin in the gym all right that was definitely not ice hockey which he loves wrestling or karate or something. It's studio <hes> okay. It's a form form of martial arts. Originally from japan it's putin's favorite and this sparring with the rational indeed team in two thousand fourteen sochi right. I think i've seen photos of him doing doing judo along with photos of putin topless hunting on horseback all that stuff yeah exactly a strongman angeles had a book out this year. It's called putin's world. The sport fourth enabled him to break or rise above his rather difficult childhood in his indifferent school performance was judah. He's a judo champion. He's a judo master. He's even written books about that and this is one of the reasons stent says why putin likes the sport so much one of the attributes of that is that even if you're physically weaker than your opponent you can take advantage of that distraction their own weaknesses and move in while they're not paying attention yes so so watch my left hand and then he chops in the neck with his right hand yeah pretty much i bring it up because i think this is going to help us with what we're about to hear putin's twenty a year timeline in russia yeah i'd be shell we august ninth nine hundred ninety nine. Then russian president boris yeltsin appointed wanted a veteran soviet spy vladimir vladimirovich putin as russia's acting prime minister yeltsin had just fired his entire cabinet not not only that his health was deteriorating and he was an alcoholic so when putin came in he was such a contrast to yeltsin he was young. He appeared to be fit. He was kind of almost mono-syllabic in the beginning. He was very quiet and withdrawn obviously he he changed after that but even though putin was healthier era and younger than yeltsin. Nobody knew who he was. People didn't know if they could trust him. I never heard that anybody from for my h._e._b. Would be any close rush to the team unday ilady on of putin's former economic advisor. He's now a senior researcher at the libertarian think tank the cato institute in washington tin. It was unheard of that director of russia's national intelligence service the f._s._p. Would someday be leading the country. The legislative duma officially voted voted putin in on august sixteenth within a month russia was thrown into a crisis fifty zero queens series agrees bombs exploded apartment buildings in three.
"putin " Discussed on Trumpcast
"And the way he understands corruption there and the mafia and the way he has described it, I think is really apt which is that basically Putin is not Putin himself putting the head of the Putin clan. And there's various clans constantly battling for resources and power in the capital on throughout Russia and as the head of the head clan. He's kind of like a blackjack dealer who keeps the various parties under control keeps one guy from winning too much. Another guy from losing too much and keeps everybody in the game for long enough. So that the house always wins. And I think that it's something that Americans don't really understand. They imagine a hierarchical system in part because of what Putin has put out there. The vertical of power, which is very real. Also, far more disorganized than we imagine and former clan based and with far more internet scene warfares than we imagine instinct about that is that very common experience in life is that as you get older, and as you come to have certain kinds of positions of the follow to some. You'll faulty you realize how much less commanding heights new imagine you've run for president of your high school glee club. And you think you can determine everything and suddenly realize constrain always from constituencies and in Bienvenidos tell you what to do. And I'm not sure that it's so different to be present of United States. Learn something about your high school. I have no seeing talent whatsoever. Club is utterly imaginary. But I think that's true of congressman. It's true of senators and at one, you know, when we look at Russia as you're saying, we imagining somebody who doesn't have those kinds of constraints who can have people killed who can make an unmake fortunes. And so we think of somebody who has deep sense of agency. But he's a top assistant. He gets to. What to do? But I guess another way of looking at it as that. Yeah. He's at the top of the system, but it gives them a lot of power and a lot of prerogatives, but he's still a part of a system, and he's actually incapable of changing system in any kind of where and if you tried to he would be toppled immediately. Where do you think you falls on the spectrum from actually sort of powerful to sort of being constrained on a combination of the two when it's always kind of an interplay between these two dynamics of having the immense power that you have as the head of an authoritarian system. But also as a hostage of a highly personalized system that you yourself created and one example of that is, you know, all the talk in Moscow now is what happens next Putin is now a year into his last constitutionally legal last term which runs out in twenty twenty four if he makes it to that milestone to twenty twenty four what happens next does he change the constitution and stay in power. Does he handed off to a handpicked successor? And who would that successor being which plan would he be from? And it would definitely be a heat. What happens if he dies tomorrow, you know, he has a heart attack or stroke, the way Stalin did and just drops dead. What happens or is he going to try to retire? Some of the rumors I heard on this last trip to Moscow where he's kind of tired, and he'd like to retire and enjoy his money, but can he and would anybody guarantee him safety and the use of the riches that he's plundered while in office and in a way, he should be skeptical of that. Because if I'm understanding this, right? He was the handpicked successor of Yeltsin and his crew and Vefah would we can trust Putin. He is going to be basically doing our bidding and tons out that he didn't right. Correct. On the other hand, he was very good successor Yeltsin, and he promised Yeltsin that he would not touch him. He guaranteed Yeltsin's physical safety, and he promised that he would never go after the plundered fortune that the. And family had amassed. And he to this day has kept his word. He has not gone after the Yeltsin family, though, he would have had ample reason to do. So. And the question is can he find such a successor for himself? There was the experiment would meet him from two thousand nine to two thousand twelve but failed allowed NATO to intervene in Libya, and that ended with a very public lynching of.
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"Putin and you cheer for it's impossible when you read this you realize that he's up against a world that he didn't create and he's trying to solve it for his own advancement and his colleagues are trying to solve the same world. In fact, I don't see Putin as a warlord I see him as a chief of staff for somebody who doesn't quite exist. Kind of like the missing Sar. He's putting back together all of the property and all the king's men who fell apart in the eighty years of the Soviet state which had become the word is sclerotic leave it there, inactive dysfunctional Putin is constructing this and he's moving through till he gets to Yeltsin's administration. The second term this is in the late nineties, and Vladimir Putin sees as no one else does because he's right there. He becomes a very important assistant Yeltsin that the family is is inept, in fact, they've they've completely exhausted. Everybody's ability to make excuses for them. Was Yeltsin the only one who saw that was he the one who is in the best position to take advantage of the carrot. When when we're talking we're talking about whether Putin size. Yes. Putin see the dysfunction of the family and did he c-? He could take advantage of it. Yes. I think so I I he became the kind of right hand person to Yeltsin's daughter, and they used to sit together people report that they were always seen together. She would be his emissary and trying to get enemies to resign and so forth. So she she increasingly relied on Putin. You know, very sober person. Somebody who had some influence with her father together they would shape his decisions and the third person in that trio was bears off the oligarch at the time. So it's Tatyana Dyachenko. That's the daughter Boris Berezovsky. And then Putin again, he's in the Butler role. He's in the chiefs. Staff role. He's in the fixer all go to go to go to what they call him. Volodia go to Volodia he'll take care of it. That's right. That's right. He he'll fix it. And and by this time of checks, the mayor of ups and Petersburg had fled to Paris with Houghton help. And so there was that they that Putin didn't let down turn in Chuck, and he's not going to let us down. There's a real fear of imprisonment in this inner group of of of China, and Yeltsin real fear that people could rise up. So there was fear for their personal safety and for the future of their money. And of course, there's excuse very interested in that insecure in his own wealth as well talking about the money. There's a wonderful term for a state like Russia the rent here state classic rents here state. But I like another term that a colleague of yours admires. What is he calls? It a mobile. Capital flight. Yes, that's what it is everybody in Russia who has money is always aware that at any moment, they could show up at the door and you'll never get access to your money. So they keep moving it overseas. Wherever wherever they think, it's safest. Yeah. Mobile capital flight cast. Yeah. It's a great term. I think and and you know, the money is just flooding out of Russia, though, the whole time raw materials rare earth metals any anything that had a value abroad. The gold. Reserve just disappear. So everybody was involved in this. And and Putin was making it possible. He wasn't he. Yes, he was acquiring very good stereos. And yes, he liked to take vacations, and and apparently he and his wife were not on the best of terms patina. She was getting good jobs that brought money extra money into the family. But he was the the servant to the really rich. People who needed access to overseas accounts are needed people to cover up for them. Right. I don't think that Putin ever worked because they needed money. I think that she she worked because she was a connection to his business interests. Let's focus on Barra's off skate because Baranovsky now deceased under what you'd have to say cloudy circumstances said to have committed suicide by himself in a mansion in London without leaving a note. But there again, that's the mystery of Russia for the last thousand years Barisan ski regarded Putin. How? There's Ascii rebar regarded Putin first of all as his savior. He's sought. He came to the United States had a meeting with Strobe Talbott and said, there's this guy Putin he's going to continue privatization. He's he's very, you know, he's going to stabilize the country is going to work with a west and so forth at the same time within one week of Putin coming to power bears off is on record is saying what saying what have we done? We've let the back Colonel and within one week in two thousand. So he he he did not understand that Putin was playing a double game that he was saying that he would assure privatization and the wealth of the one hand while reassuring his own up and coming the guards that there was going to read it re be a redistribution of wealth away from the nineties all the cards to his own people. It's august. Nine hundred ninety nine by Yeltsin is incapable of managing the the disasters. The crises across Russia, especially Chechnya Chechnya remains unconquered. There's an incursion into Dagestan, which is all this is all Caucasus has has to do with the the rising of the Islamic the Islamist elephants in the Caucasus. But you can't see that clearly in one thousand nine hundred nine Putin takes command as prime minister to fight the Chechen war, and he makes promises to the American to the Russian people. Do they believe him? Oh, yeah. Absolutely. I mean, he wrote into power on a renewed Chechen war, and many people would say in the evidence is is presented in the book that that war was, you know, the tail wagging the dog that it was decided that in order to get themselves elected that they needed a small successful war. So one was purchased and Chechen leaders. I mean, there's corruption on all sides, right? Chechen leaders where obliging, and they they started this whole thing between August thirty first and September sixteenth. Correct. Me professor of I get this wrong. Five bombs. Go off several of them in sleeping residents around Moscow around the ring highway, hundreds of people die. That's blamed on Chechnya. You prevent you present evidence this very carefully worked through by journalists. Some of whom are no longer with us the demonstrate that this was a false flag operation run by the FSP or some version of the FSP. Right. I I I focus really on the one case of the bomb that didn't go off because there was one bomb in a city called Ryazan that didn't go off panicked and careful residents noticed trouble. And they ultimately were able to defuse the bomb. See what the bomb was made of they'd saw who brought the bomb. They even arrested tree FSP officials, and do we at this point have evidence that links that to Putin to the apparatus this was a lot of turmoil. This point Yeltsin was incapable was there a larger apparatus besides Putin could have run this. Well, I think what all one can say is that Putin was head of the F B when these operations had been implant that's pretty effective. Let's go to becoming acting president of December Russia's in a panic. Now, we had the the currency collapsed in ninety eight. And Putin, and Yeltsin is drinking noticeably in public, especially when visits Washington there are lots of excuses. The family is plundering there. Lots of there are lots of details here, but they're plundering the state their extravagant acting president December thirty first nineteen ninety nine and he's almost confessional. When he takes over this rain. He tells himself he calls Russia. The idea an alloy, what's he talking about? He's talking about this is an indecember. He he he gives a millennial address. And he's talking about the need for the ancient values of Russia. The desire for unity community, of course, ideas of the Russian soul, and so forth and orthodoxy to be mixed with western desire to be part of the west be modern modern, especially so you talking about an alloy there. He's not talking about democracy, though. No, he's talking about something. We don't have a name for it. Do we Karen I couldn't find one, and although they used the word democracy, and then they'll qualified a little bit just turn the page a little bit. Let's go to the election. It's March of two thousand at this point won't debate. Anybody he just is going to run on the idea of a unified state by state. I need to ask you, professor. He means a lot a much more powerful state than we've ever had in the United States is my reading is that fair. Oh, absolutely. You know, the the thing is. The Russian leaders they have a country, which is eleven time zones wide. So if we left New York today and flew we get to Indian and we'd still be in Russia. You know, it's a massive operation. And so they they have this belief that it can only be done through central control. We might actually completely disagree with that. But that's not their view that central control is critical in the problem of the nineties was the state was collapsing subject is February of two thousand right before Putin's elected Boers and Barisan ski will flee later that year. But there's an event in between that becomes important to understand. Why Putin will turn on the media? It's kursk. What happens professor? Well, in in Kursk, there was a a nuclear powered submarine that was hit by a torpedo. From its own misfire. This is a brand new submarine in the northern fleet in was being taken out for trials. Yes. Just launched a torpedo that the west had never seen. So I think it was very interesting experience exercise for everybody. And this submarine loaded with young men went to the bottom of the Barents Sea the northern most see while Putin was in his doctor in Sochi. Yes. He was in the south water skiing. So, you know, the imagery was couldn't have been worse, and it took him days to to realize that he needed to go back to Moscow to be in charge of of this crisis. I mean, it was a it was an example of the most unbelievable misstep on his part. But at the same time the opposition media was playing the contrast between these two events it really finished it for him. In terms of the media, right? They blamed the Dagestani as they blame the US. They blamed the minister of then blamed everybody, they they're very good at blame shifting and Putin. Looks to have acknowledged afterwards that he might have handled it better. He looks at almost well, not quite apologetic. But certainly he was learning on the job is that when he turns on the media after cars, right? I mean, I think it's very typical of Putin that his view is that if something goes wrong for him. It's the problem of PR. You know, it's not it's not anything fundamental. How could it be? You know? As he said when talking about Kursk, I I have the same command and control capability, and so cheap that I do in Moscow. But it looked at what he didn't focus on is. Why there was there was no rescue capability in the Russian fleet. Karen do wish the book is Putin's Cup talk. Kleptocracy who owns Russia.