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Billions in US Weaponry Seized by Taliban
"Hugh hewitt joined now by ambassador. Michael oren longtime ambassador from israel to the united states joining us from israel. Good morning dr. Arnn on a dark thursday morning your investment of the events of the past week. Good to be with you. It's very disheartening Tragic and dangerous dangerous Israel like other american allies will go to the south korea. Japan depend on not just the perception of america's ability to project power but also protection american power. That's that's perception and the reality is who's blow this week But we have additional problems into the japanese in south korea. Don't have at is that he probably von have now acquired vast amounts unfold amount up sophisticated american and remember back in two thousand eleven when qaddafi in libya. It took about one. Week you for american shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles to reach gaza one week. Can you imagine what we're gonna have to face now.
American Could Only Have Controlled Afghanistan if We Installed a Dictator
"If you wanted to retain control of afghanistan. Eric it's like retaining control of rikers island. You'd need a thought. We would have had to appoint a military dictator there who would have enforced rule harshly the way the president of egypt had to do when he overthrew the muslim brotherhood. We would have had to put an a dictator who was willing to crack. Heads shoot people and it would have embarrassed america and certainly not something by would have done. There is no humane way to rule a place like afghanistan. You will either have an islamist dictatorship like taliban or you will have a secular dictatorship along the lines of qaddafi or saddam hussein or assad in syria so thick that the option of a multi cultural pro transgender jemma critic feminist regime in the middle east is not on the table. It never what okay. What about british style colonialism. Another words they were not Pro transgender they were not flying rainbow flags over the embassies. Wh- because there's a fourth option right. You just mentioned we can have a strong man a pinochet Some pig right. But how's that but we can't pull that off now. We can't even control. Our southern border. America is not strong enough to control a country like afghanistan. We can't enforce order in the streets of baltimore maryland. It'd be like britain trying to have an empire right
'The King of Talk': Remembering Larry King
"Larry King has died. He was 87 in a career that spanned 60 years. Larry King interviewed just about everybody. Reporter Jeff Lunden has this appreciation. With his trademark suspenders and his deep baritone voice tinged with a Brooklyn accent. Larry King spoke with Presidents George Bush is our honored guest for the full hour. Next on Larry King Live World leaders Moammar Qaddafi. The leader of the nation of Libya, celebrities, the brilliant Barbra Streisand, authors, scientists, comedians, athletes and on and on and on. I'm always engrossed in the guest. Larry King spoke with Jesse Thorn on the turnaround podcast in 2017. I'm always listening to the answer. I'm always learning, So I guess I'm better every day at learning. The Brooklyn born King actually was an indifferent student, but said he always had an innate curiosity when we would go to dodge it. All my friends wanted autographs at the injury. I never asked for an autograph, but I would walk with the players is they're going to their cars asking questions. Why'd you bunt? Why they do this in the third inning. My curiosity is still insatiable. King began his career is a DJ in Miami, and it's where he got his name is well. When a station manager told him his given surname, Zeiger was too ethnic. He chose King from a liquor ad in a newspaper. By the late 19 seventies, King had an overnight talk show on national radio. Then the 1985 Ted Turner hired him for his new network, CNN. Media commentator and author. Bill Carter, who's a CNN contributor, says the timing was perfect. Picking up something like Larry King may love sense because he had Establish himself kind of as a guy who could get big guests. They could have big names and promoted and became sort of the linchpin of their prime time lineup, and King stayed there for 25 years. Some critics complained that he was too chummy with celebrities and lob softball questions. It is guests. His strategy was I'm never gonna make the guests uncomfortable. And that means not only will they come back, but they'll tell their friends. He won't ask you about that ugly divorce of yours. You know, he'll ask you about your favorite movie, so he didn't challenge people, But he did get information. He was pretty good at that, like when he talked with ex President Richard Nixon. Well, I don't want to dwell in the Watergate thing that's been covered so well. But some personal things when you drive by Those collections of buildings. The hotel the two apartment houses the office building, You feel weird, funny. No, I never give it a thought. Never given a thought. Never given a thought. That's one place where you just don't look back. As far as Watergate is. I know you don't look up at the buildings themselves. Not at all. Not a matter of fact, I've never been in the Watergate. Larry King famously didn't do a lot of preparation before his interviews, the less I know. Better Now, That sounds strange to people. Like If you wrote a book. I wouldn't read the book for interview do because I would then know too much about the book and I'm in the same boat as the audience. They haven't read the book, but King knew the national zeitgeist. He covered the first O. J. Simpson trial every night, says Bill Carter. He basically started the cable monomania move. We're going to just cover this story. That's it In a way. It was perfect for life because it was celebrity oriented. It was in the news, but it was not political. Ultimately, CNN canceled King show because it wasn't political competition from Fox and MSNBC took its toll on the ratings. But King was a survivor. He was married eight times and had Quinn couple bypass surgery after a massive heart attack, and King took his talk show to streaming video and kept on working for NPR news. I'm Jeff Lunden in New York.
23rd International Meeting of National Mine Action
"So here we are at the urine stool in Geneva and we are speaking about the twenty thousand International Meeting of Mine Action National Directors and United Nations advisors so basically basically unmastered say the United Nations Mine Action Service in addition to Sarah Jerry. He's a researcher. From King's College in London has been looking at research approach into on the link between climate change and vulnerable populations affected by unexploded ordinance stuck in the ground and elsewhere. Welcome everybody body. I'm going to just dive in quickly. Going to Richard Baltimore's Program Manager for South Sudan with unmasks wretched. Tell me the main thrust of the meeting being here at the United Nations in Geneva what you can to achieve this week well simply putting the importance of mine action back on the map. Reminding people there's a problem exists exists around the world that is being addressed but it needs constant support to keep his going a mine-free world is achievable. We simply need to keep doing what we're doing. Just talk me through what the process. Who says you go into a community in south Sudan? Can you give me a particular example of an area is cleared recently. How you've held community? We're helping hundreds of communities Aziz every single day we're going into villages where mines were laid possibly thirty or forty years ago wet forests have grown up around them. People wonder into those forests in search of natural resources to cut wood together the forest vegetables and plan selves up working to render the ground safe and the the the reality is the poorest of the poor go into minefields knowing they all taking a risk. Studying Cambodia showed eighty five percent of mine victims victims. New they're in a minefield at the time. They had their accident but they also knew they were going to be hungry at night. So they take the wrist to go and get it and not not. de-mining is not an option. People will still take the risk and go into the minefields. We need clear those minds to make the land safe. Just start with a level playing field being out to grow awesome food. It is astonishing it comes down to having to live from day to day and Edwin fake money. If I can come to you know you were in Cambodia. Do you share richards. Experience experience. There is that what you were finding radio program officer unless now but you were working for a long time with U. N. D. P. The UN Development Program. Yes you actually see that people take risks risks. When they're hungry they will try to the forest to find food if they have piece of land contaminated? They will try to farm it so that they can grow the rice. It's basically subsistence isn't farming for everything there. And if they contact us the land and they will take measures to go in and see if they can actually get food. What's your message to the conference? Is this week. There is a need for us to address this theory's hope for example specifically for Kamalia. Two hundred twenty five is a goal for them. It can be achieved there to clear. All of known remaining landmines by twenty twenty-five how many we talking about. It's there still about nine hundred square kilometers of land mines but it was like a lot. I mean look look and you say twenty. twenty-five it is a lot but the government has actually committed themselves. You know Wait I left Komodo last year. They committed themselves that they will give ten percents counterpart funding to any international funds. Subtle coming for Mine Action and you be assumed that in the sense that last year we got ten percent of those about about two hundred thousand dollars last year from the Komo government which is a first big step for them taking responsibility for the problem that they have so there is progress and hopefully by two thousand twenty five and quickly back to Richard. You said that South Sudan continues to be contaminated by mines laid out decades ago but their goal is twenty twenty. He's seven four title Clearance Twenty Twenty Six if the current peace can hold if we can get access to all areas then. It's reasonable with current levels of funding as long as that maintained that we we will complete clearance by Twenty Twenty Six but ordinance will continue to appear for decades. There is still ordinance turning up across Western Europe that was fought over a hundred two years ago. Being ploughed up in the fields of Belgium reality of any conflict affected country but in the short term you need sustained funding to help South Sudan Dan. As many other countries need to decontaminate. You cannot come quickly to use Aruna Jerry from King's College London research only be looking at the link between climate the change and unexploded ordinance or nine months contamination. Can you tell me a bit about what you felt. I've been looking specifically at the conflict context. I've been looking at mine. Action in how they interrelate from post conflict peacebuilding framework and the climate. He's something that I've come into recently looking at how that is adding the levels. Abelson wonder ability because I was in Angola in September doing some work where they went national saint for Humanitarian De Mining on a research project. Nick and what we saw there was that once fields are cleared that the farmers there are grateful because clear and provide quite a lot of land. And what they're doing is resorting to the cotton slash methods of cultivation now. What that does the environment is? Just at the the time the fires in the Amazon on but in Angola there was second highest fires when the satellite team. It is dance so while we can clear and and the farmers were saying yes but the drought has impacted so yes. The farm has been returned to the farmers. But there are other you know beyond the mine in action and my take into that is can we incorporate as a sector. Can we bringing other lessons for these people when we out there with them saying once we've cleared the farm may be a certain sense of responsibility in the ways. We cultivate and all so integrating being innovative in our practice to dealing with communities to reduce their ability interesting. So what you're calling for really is for broader approach to helping communities once the areas made safe. So I don't know maybe I could turn to you. Seddon Threat Mitigation Officer with the Mine Action Service so he didn't a lot of work into be at the moment. I don't know how house access you have there. Because we've had talks recently here in Geneva for ongoing between opposing parties fighting outside Tripoli to the South how are you UH helping communities get safer and be free of this sort of scourge that must induce mentality among populations yes. There are two real issues to addressed. ICED firstly is that Libya has the world's largest uncontrolled ammunition stop palm. It is estimated that there were between one hundred fifty thousand two hundred thousand tonnes of uncontrolled control munitions across Libya. Also what we've seen recently in the fighting which broke out in southern Tripoli in April of last year is the expenditure ordinance and the threat posed by explosive remnants of war as increased and sadly many of the areas that were previously cleared of you exit have now been reconsolidated as a result. The current fighting some specific concerns that we've got amendment relates to some of the more complex munitions that The Libyan's require assistance to dispose off. And the previous Qaddafi regime for example bolts some quite complex missile systems that use talks ick propellants and these toxic propellants pose a very considerable threat to the environment went and also to the Libyan people which live close proximity to their storage depots so one of the projects that are mass. Lear initiated with support from the German government his to safely dispose of some of these very hazardous liquid propellants in Libya. Thank you Bob for that. Now I'm going to turn to leave because you're the Global Communications Honcho Four. Unless you could tell me how many countries on Mrs Operating in I'm what stays sort of information sharing between those officers who are involved in making community safe and and maybe what are the new ways that we using computers not officially intelligence to help us improve decontamination. Everywhere yeah the United Nations by action service we of nineteen programs in countries and territories around the world the UN as a whole is a little bit over thirty so the UN is. We're mine action. United Nations mine. Action has the Inter Agency Coordination Group for Mine Action which we helped to service and facilitate and that's really is an information exchange so and this meeting that we're at this week in Geneva Leyva where we have the national directors from all over the world from every mine affected country. I'm comes in. That's a big part of it is to share lessons learned best practices and the technology which is very important specifically with with improvised explosive devices. I mean we've been working for years in Afghanistan. We've seen a lot of devices that were used in Afghanistan that show up in other conflict zones specifically today's in Somalia we've seen stuff in Iraq. There's an innovation there. There's obviously on the dark web. People have access to figure out WHO's building. What and how are they building yet? What type of charges etc.? So you have to stay alert and you have to be following that. Obviously that's not something terribly new military out there in the world The United Nations. We don't don't particularly do intelligence service things but we are starting a database now in order to try to bring in academics and the governments that want to share that information in order that we make our people on the ground safer so that people would have some type of place to go to look at the type of devices I see they can do photos of directly and put it up in this database and then people can look at it from other parts of the world and say immediately. I've seen that. Don't touch that wire. I mean if you WanNa get it simple or this is probably how it is or the or the charter is going to be. You know. Two hundred meters. There's away or is that kind of thing and somebody mentioned earlier today when we were speaking about infrared Is that you know the technologies that exist out there. They are extremely deadly. It's a little bit different than a landmine. I'm where you're just using a metal detector and you're going along and something beeps and you're saying okay is that you know a pop top or is that something more dangerous when you deal with. ID's there three hundred sixty degrees so you don't know where they are And I mean there was just an attack recently in Afghanistan for example where somebody stuck a charge on the top of the roof of a car which killed the UN employees it was UNDP and that's an example of something which smit this new database that's going to be soft launch today at this is meeting with look into. So what specs do you need for your car roofs when the UN by vehicles because that's obviously a weakness right when a car sitting in traffic and somebody puts a bomb on the roof of of it and nobody thought about that but there are ways to know if there's devices on a car magnetic sensors that tell you. Something's been added this car and that's the kind of stuff that we need to know. The the United Nations need in order to keep all personnel. And all NGOs safe. It is frightening. You could be totally paranoid radio studio. They want to step foot outside. Because it's you know I've read the English patient I've read the some of the mindset of somebody who's laying mines encounters and things. I think my goodness this is just extraordinarily frightening writing and terrifying. And I'm Bob you're saying earlier the the threat of mines is not going away. Sadly the very effective asymmetric form of Attack Jack and the effectiveness of the ID as technology level is now very much understood by. The extremists are employing days. I mean sadly that knowledge is now the Leah's mentioned the information is disseminated now across the Internet. It is relatively easy now for people with no previous experience or training to acquire The knowledge from the web to make homemade explosives and to build quite sophisticated audience systems from scratch. You know with any external intervention. So so you're suggesting earlier Bob that it's not just a question of getting the minds out of the ground. It's a broader approach. Can you maybe explain what that means. Yes certainly insufficient really just to deal with the the explosive threat itself itself when one considers the threat posed by ideas. You really look at the the. ID system so it requires an effective whole of government approach. And that's very much based on not just the entity that's dealing with the explosive straight itself. But you got to look at the forensic organization that recovers evidence the analysis of that of the good police squirt this required to identify locate arrest and then process the perpetrators through the judicial system and Libya. This is happening. It is happening. Actually the The Mass Libya team has worked quite closely with Libyan authorities. And we've been trying to develop the forensic skills of the Criminal Investigation Department such that the Libyan police. I can do this themselves. Thank you very much. I think we've pretty much come to the end of this discussion very brief Look at what your and Mine Action Service is doing. It's been a delight to have you here but I'd love often any final messages or thoughts that you have before you plunge back into the dark recesses of the UN Pele here in Geneva and share information which is obviously why you're here simply that clearing clearing the wolves. Lamont problem is achievable. It's very very achievable. I started de-mining in nineteen ninety-three when the world talked about it being a thousand year problem problem now it down to single digits of years with realistic assessments. Credible Clarence methods. We're winning this fight. Unfortunately the fighters moved on on the problem is not being replaced by problem. The crux of this issue is ending grievances. If people want to find a way to kill each other's they will do so but in those countries where the wounds have healed such as Cambodia. We can go on and complete the Job Sarah Jerry Richard. Bulte Bob Seddon ugly really would yeah. Many things
Libya truce holds amid reports of violations by both sides
"Increased fighting in Libya is threatening to plunge the country into the kind of kale seen in twenty eleven when dictator Muammar Qaddafi was ousted in killed tensions are high with questions about whether an internationally brokered ceasefire will hold and his reports of violations on both sides and peers Eleanor Beardsley reports this ceasefire proposed by Russia and Turkey would have provided the first break in fighting in months but Libya's you and supported government accused its rivals of violating it just minutes after it was supposed to take a fact Libby is governed by dueling authorities one based in the east and one in Tripoli in the west each rely on different malicious for support and have different stipulations for fighting to stop the faltering cease fire came as Libya teeters on the brink of a major escalation in fighting France Russia Egypt and the United Arab Emirates support the eastern faction the western based government received aid from Turkey Catherine Italy the ceasefire was the first brokered by international players Elena Beardsley NPR news
"qaddafi" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"I I was not even involved okay goodness so you were talking to the plane crash image without me really sad because Moammar Qaddafi shut down one of our planes you need to pay attention to what you said when we shut down was it we shot down an Iranian jetliner my correct that's remember that right yeah so it Michael that's correct all right like I just there's so many and I remember the one the cream and that's a lot with there's been stuff it's really just slow you can say is I want to challenge you because I've got to be right I have no friends all the time every second go to Google always fun to go crazy stuff you never know what's going on in the world Google what would you say that Chad because it's Google Google's fun Mike leach again poking and director trending big time so they've got a new stuff added to it law enforcement precision Jillian Michaels it touch on that later she's in trouble for the whole list of things how dare she do that how dare you do that Gillian amazing right what can I can't say anything Boy George talk about him he's in trouble too it's everybody's in trouble it's like can I say that but you have to ask yourself I know what it is when you're younger you say if you have to ask yourself do you probably shouldn't say well now in some cases yeah that's absolutely true but the reality is is it don't even matter anymore may you would say something and and and you know that process is that the line is drawn in the sand the problem is the line gets drawn all over you know what it's like now picture this was a perfect example you're standing in San and then somebody driest draws the line to the right if you you like okay well maybe I should take a step to the left nope somebody strongest the line there well maybe I'll just go forward that note somebody's done that will take a step back nope now what he did you're stuck in a box by yourself with your thoughts and anything that's what it feels like happening in the state that's what it feels like that's what it it just yet and it's so crazy shouldn't be that way and I think it will eventually get back to some normality I would like to think so because okay think about this if we don't have some normality we don't find some sort of of common ground were like all right what does it look like in five years in the world of political correctness I mean just think about that looking for George goes out and says you know basically leader pronouns at the door and let's stop being so PC and and and he gets destroyed it for it right what does it look like in five years in the world of political correctness and then they cancel culture where there's nobody on Twitter anymore because everybody's gone and there's nobody on TV anymore because everybody's said something done something in the past even at the time it was okay but it's not the more so we have to cancel them for something that was okay back then it's like could you imagine of crime so that way retro crimes well I can't remember a thing that was we've made illegal now but four years ago wasn't illegal we've decided to retroactively charge you yeah goodness me Kevin's joy.
Booing The President, What Goes Around Comes Around Politics And al-Baghdadi's death
"Trump was at the game last night where he was greeted with boos when his attendance was announced during the game accord the Washington Post the crowds sustained booing hit almost one hundred decibels and was followed by chance of lock him up impeach trump when he was introduced after the third inning he good morning and welcome to morning Joe it is Monday October twenty eight and with us we have MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle White House reporter for the Associated Press Jonathan Lemere president of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the bulk a world in disarray Richard Haass columnist and Associate the Washington Post David Ignatius and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Retired Four-star Navy Admiral James to Rita's he's chief international security and diplomacy analyst for NBC News and Msnbc it was sort of startling and sad to hear those chance of lock him up Saturday from the crowd I do no pleasure in that it really was there have been many traditions that have been brought about Donald trump and his supporters and people around that are UNAMERICAN of even fascist like a chance of lock her up the sent her back but the lock lock her up about Hillary Clinton repeatedly has become a centerpiece and that's what that's what dictators they take over and then they start talking about imprisoning others and it's un-american it's it's here here playing chant here aw that's that's unfortunately it's been fad to America's political system through Donald Trump and last night it was turned against him it but again it's it's it's un-american and the people in the stands that were doing it last night shouldn't have done it in fact they learned they have learned from Donald Trump that's what you do to political opponents I hope that Donald Trump after saying that he could be facing this entire campaign will cut it out we'll cut it up because this is I remember when Barack Obama was leaving office a lot of liberals wanted George W Bush tried by some international tribunal. I remember saying don't do it because it will be you on the other side of the presence he didn't have to worry about retribution from person that you follow yeah of course you don't you never think Mike Barnicle nobody everything's said anybody's ever going to follow them as president the United States when they first get in just like Donald Trump it's never he's never imagined it but live by the sword die by the sword and sure enough now you have donald trump having bar conduct an outrageous an outrageous investigation against Barack Obama and Donald Trump even calling the forty fourth president United States treasonous it's like this guy is just not smart enough to figure out that it goes around comes around and what he dishes out to others will be dished out to him that's why everybody has to tone it down stop chance stop with fat stop with fascists like tactics and the rhetoric it's just on I'm American and it's just not right yeah Joe and you know if you know this I mean most people know this what of people in this country just want the entire situation calmed down they want the country to come down they want candidates to come down be tough to have the crowd last night come down because really into it unfortunately but I think it's important going forward especially today as we talk about the events that occurred over the weekend that we take the time and the fought to separate it donald trump and whatever you feel about Donald trump to separate him and how he behaves in how he speaks from the actions of the Delta Force team the special operation now flew in and conducted that mission is to separate things and the best of the best of who we are and what we do around world's in why so much of the world still relies on this was in operation over the weekend Jonathan Lemaire you can speak to that but also last night yeah I mean it is certainly an American tradition to boo politicians who go to baseball games there's there's a rich history of the American president seeing the American pastime William Howard Taft was the first president throwing the first pitch I remember the Barco was there and every president since has at some point this accident has not yet not since taking office but he went last night I think the people around him we're hoping it could be part of the victory lap after announcing the death of album Dotty earlier in the day that of course was not the case but let's remember he's deeply deeply unpopular in the district of Columbia itself received about four percent of the vote there in two thousand sixteen obviously it's a little bit of a different crowd last night the world series it's more out-of-towners more corporate types still he was going to get booed and he was but certainly it comes at the end of what his administration feels like a a a significant watershed day for him to be able to make this announcement of the death as Mar Mike said you could separate the president and feelings towards him with what happened the day before in Syria this leader of Isis killed this is just gives president an image he thinks to put alongside President Obama's announcement of the death of Sama Bin Laden and it certainly comes at exactly the right time his people feel for it's an undeniable triumph to happen during the midst of the impeachment inquiry and it allows him to defend his Bryant C. and Syria just somebody Republican senators critical we know we're here we can we get we're GonNa get to that right now get Sewri obviously just follow pro Jonathan said there is a very long enrich fish presence it sporting events most of them do all different but now but again I speak to the lock him up chance again I it's just un-american it started with Donald trump in fact he's made it the centerpiece of his campaign rallies we find it sickening when it happened rallies Kinda sickening it's we we are Americans and we do not do that we do not want the world hearing has chant lock him up to that he created this president or any president that's all I'm saying let's hope is move forward maybe this one US fascist tactic he and his supporters us during chance that you were going to actually imprison your political opponents so let's evatt behind and just I don't we'll see we'll see if the astros possible going to finish it off in Houston I don't know if Max can pitch game seventy it's possible that's what she will tell me before we came but I said President Trump yesterday confirmed the death of Isis later Abu Baqer al-Baghdadi following a raid this weekend in northwestern Syria by US special operations forces president trump tease the announcement in the tweet on Saturday night writing quote something very big has happened God I know by the way they had not confirmed it happened at the time as the Washington clown show post points out the White House script on the death of brutal terrorist Abu Bakar Al Baghdadi was short but president trump turned a somber announcement into a vivid forty minute news conference that included bravado detailed descriptions of military option rations questionable statements and self promotion from the first day I came to office and now we're getting close to three years I would say doc where's al-Baghdadi I want al-Baghdadi and we would kill terrorist leaders but they were names I never heard of they would names it weren't recognizable and they weren't the big names some good won some important ones but they weren't the big name I kept saying where's Al Baghdadi and a couple of weeks ago they were able to scope amount you know these people are very smart than not into the use of cell phones more than not they're very technically brilliant you know they use the Internet better than almost anybody in the world perhaps other than Donald Trump but they use the Internet incredibly well and what they've done with the Internet through recruiting and everything and that's why he died like a dog he died like a coward he who is screaming and crying and frankly I think it's something that should be brought out so that his followers and all of these young kids WANNA leave various countries including the United States they should see how he died now Admiral S- Ravidas ah yeah we'll we'll see we'll get to the the strategic importance of what we get to but again just underlining un-american language and and the sound of tyrants again he died like a dog died like a coward upbringing screaming it's just can you please explain to maybe three of Donald Trump supporters who fist when they hear that the downside of that ny the forty four American presidents who preceded him did not talk about casualties on the ward even if they were the most heinous casualties like Osama bin Laden are are are you name it or Japanese opponents at war are not cease why we we didn't talk that way or Qaddafi in Libya for example In every case Joe the problem here is there's is that internal desire to kind of take victory lap but it's counterproductive it comes across as unprofessional it's spiking the ball in the end zone and here's the real problem it's motivational for the other side make an argument that it's a deterrent I don't think so I think that that tape will be played particularly that image of the dog in the Arab world is well known as as an extremely negative and that'll become a recruiting tool that the Islamic state uses on the Internet and for the record I'd say they're better than Donald Trump there managing apparently to conduct a global operations without owning a shred of territory in Easter after we took away the caliphate from them which was another good accomplishment they still conducted a massive attack in Sri Lanka using the Internet to recruit proselytizing conduct the operation they will use this footage to motivate their followers to recruit more. It's really not how we WANNA play the Yes it is it is actually a much smaller level it's what you call basically press clippings from from locker from for locker uh-huh where somebody on the other side said something you cut out the press clippings you put it up and you used to inspire other people in something we don't want here let's let's let's let's go Richard Haass go to and talk about the impact of the death and we'll we'll get into some of the other things I obviously I remember us being celebrating at least most Americans Saar cow was killed I believe it was in two thousand six two thousand seven thinking that the guy that really was the inspiration for Isis and of course that just lead to more silence splinter groups we of course all celebrated we had our on the deck of the Missouri moment a little bit when Osama bin Laden was killed and two thousand eleven we're all cheering but of course out of that came the rise of Isis and so I'm wondering it's we see very important death but do we make the same one man is going to end the movement that he was so successful in spreading the short answer is yes there's no such thing as decapitation when comes to dealing with terrorists because whether you call them networks of movements they're not narrow organizations that are highly structured we're getting rid of the leadership essentially Abel's all the fighters they'll they'll reform they may splinter and so forth decentralisation there in formality in some ways is is a degree of strain so I think we've got to keep the accomplishment as meaningful as it is in perspective and more important justice important you've got to take steps back and say are we putting ourselves in a position where we can do this sort of thing again and again as we will need to do and there I think the jury's out or you've got to say it's going to become much more difficult we're not gonNA have the forces on the ground collecting the intelligence we're not gonNA have partners like the Syrian Kurds and other Kurds doing so much there's still questions about the willingness of this administration to work closely with its own intelligence community so again yesterday was an important day but we shouldn't exaggerate it and I'm really worried about going forward whether we're going to be able to repeat this because we're going
Trump's Syria envoy says he wasn't consulted on troop withdrawal
"Senators continue their bipartisan condemnation of president trump's decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria correspondent Linda Kenyan has that story the trump administration special envoy for Syria and the anti ISIS coalition says he was not consulted about president trump's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria James Jeffrey told the Senate foreign relations committee the volatile situation created by the U. S. troop withdrawal has been made even more volatile now that Russia has become involved this devil's brew mixes together the three champions of Middle East asada local despot aside arguably worse than Saddam a Qaddafi and ideological stayed on the March a rien in several variants of radical Islamic terror from ISIS to our newsroom given all of that and the fact that the US abandon its Kurdish allies were fighting ISIS senator Ben Cardin and Jeffrey does he agree with the president's action you are fully in accord with the president's decision to relocate our troops I carry out the instructions my question to you full you've you've now said didn't have any effect so do you agree with this policy or not I agree that presidents have to make that decision not people in the bureaucracy such as any for the record you did not answer my question Jeffries testimony came as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brought a resolution to the Senate floor denouncing Turkey's invasion of northern Syria and prodding president trump to hold his withdrawal of US troops from the region we cannot effectively support our partners on the ground without a military presence McConnell did not include sanctions against Turkey for its aggression against the Kurds saying now is not the time when it is like extremely carefully before we employ the same tools against a democratic NATO allies that we would against the worst rogue state Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer says the president's actions effectively on least those very rogue states the currents were fighting to contain their ISIS prisoners escaping and Schumer says this puts the US in danger this one of the worst decisions in decades senator Tammy Duckworth a wounded war veteran says to prevent another terrorist attack the U. S. cannot turn its back on its allies to work with us now and of course says trump has not only betrayed America's allies he has betrayed the American people I am tired of trump wrapping himself in the flag in the morning and then abandoning our troops our allies and our values by the
Derby d'Italia Preview
"Hello welcome to the show. The Italian peninsula is pulsating at the prospect of the the Italian. I described the anticipation level. Here is above average shackling shocks. The only major daily Steve Nickel Craig Burley Guide Makoni is with US too. He is certainly quaking at the prospect of you venter's against Inter. We can see they are the top two teams in in Syria. After six games into perfect with six wins out of six events is just the two points behind them. The automakers actually actually make it into slight favorites to win this at home. You've into sit close to two to one for the win just over two to one on the draw gap. Let's start with you. It's always a massive game but many are calling this the biggest WTI Italia in close to a decade why simply because it's really the first time in close to a decade that that interacts legitimate contenders they've won every game name thus far in they're coming off a Champions League week where they went to the camp now in Barcelona and for more than an hour they play really really well and then perhaps had a dip at the end and so all these factors together coupled with all the all the subjects here obviously you've got doggone thing and Bep in Mata going back to take on to take on new Venice. You've got you know geico go dean against skips. Ronaldo renewing old rivalries there. You've got show many things going on on the side as well. I think there is a sense that the people are ready after so many years of vendors dominance for for somebody to go and deliver the title and it would be quite a story if it were who does it contain against Syria sorry of course gap the battle of the recently deposed Chelsea coaching say. Let's let's get to the teams that you expect to see out there. GAP STARTS OUT WITH INTER-WAR. What is it starting eleven and we look at blue collar. Who Missing Out in mid week? He's should be fit again so he's up front. There's no Alexis Sanchez who suspended of course foolish suspended I might add highly would've started anyway Dombrowski of coming in on the right wing Mozart elite for beyond that it's really interest- best eleven recenter backs and really explosive midfield led by Stefan with and Brockovich rough and what about event is Gab. Renaldo is starting to click yeah some debate about whether it's developed Renaldo whether it's GonNa be Wayne and who Seattle upfront some debate over the formation I should do. There's a lot more than certainty here which weird when you think society team we know that his best eleven we'll have douglas on the wing and that that four three three with church turns before for two off the ball but there is no douglas costs are so the thinking is we're going to see somebody in the whole it could be Aaron Ramsey. We will the Aaron Ramsey it could be. There's also the option of been lining up as sort of the third man in that three prong attack in midfield. Probably what what right now you would say three and ambulatory continued to write back in part because the show and then levels out in part because he's done a pretty decent job there and obviously community but we know that he's not gonna be back until the new year so it's partnering Pucci Delicious Delicious Prospect. Isn't it great big one for Ramsey's relatively house played the GOP said they'd give teams a bit more hard to gauge because Sarah has changed around and they have a big squad but as another market down for inter who started this season fantastic well okay had a big challenge in mid week which the the Ba- lost whoo certainly won't disgraced and the debt of CIANCI's against the US side who haven't quite had the straps yet. I think gobs mentioned this before. I think one of the big things enter is not just the fact that they've got. Some new faces in the playing field is the fact that Antonio Conte has given the funds hope as well and you know. Here's is a guy that goes to ut lingering around seventh previous even towns around it goes to Chelsea has a has a bad star tones it round that season they went new league and to get off the six games in the League of Women Star. I think giving everybody a and rightly so I'll look forward to but the two biggies is tested all coming within four or five days and then you know got good gauge of where enter our by by Sunday night I coming off that loss against since Barcelona as well I I'm interested to see coney goes both because of the Madrid in bothell on an yes they played well for no doubt shed but ultimately law is he going to try and set trying to save some energy because they they gave me or will he try and take advantage of the modern pop because it's five against four my opinion of safely we three you. You know sorry one which which we did. He go accompanied my mind up whether he goes on the front foot or whether it goes conservative. Yep You get the sense out there. Slow Start Conventis is starting to enjoy full now and Maurizio. Sorry starting to figure things out as you'd expect. This event is a still you've enters the daytime daytime defending champions for for a reason. I still think that this is you've enters. That hasn't hit full stride just yet. I feel they can go up a game or two and I act who is coming would be playing seemingly for the long term now. I don't think he's found his confidence either. Just yet alongside Baluchi intend to catch a new Venice. This is about as good a time. No parental yeah to get something out of it. I can key players Craig fee. Oh you who stands out on either side of the ball who the potential gain decide his sentence. He's playing Brnovich. Didn't the hard graft in the middle of the macaca could come back in the game. You know mind united we were critical as GONNA show up in a real big games. They don't come much bigger than this. He didn't play mid week so so he's he's. He's fresh off blocking the site so he'd be a big shot mentioned from you have a lane how does young Honduras partnership with Benicio Gab. I wonder mental block. Perhaps for into the get over here. They've only beaten you've inches one time in the last thirteen in Syria. I don't think so we look I mean have a whole lot of issues mental and otherwise have had over the last decade but you know I'm not a believer in those statistics. I don't see how it's relevant. What happened eight games ago ten games ago when it was different players? It was a different manager different manager on the on the you've aside as well of course obviously when you're when you ain't that it does feel as if you you're kind of always climbing a mountain. It's a very Sisyphean pursuit if you will but that's add any dog team especially in the first six months months what they're never lacking is mentality so. I don't think that's going to be an issue in issue for them at all. I think give this game this game. I don't think it's going to be won or lost by mind games or whatever this game is going to be won or lost either either tactically if one of these two teams and weirdly Qaddafi who's the one who's perhaps more likely to throw a curve ball and change things up rather than Cold Day. One there or it's going to be won by individuals because you've got some tremendous game changing individuals on the page from from merely Ghannage to China Rinaldo obviously to as as we heard from Craig the likes Consi Louder Martinez whose looked sharp and maybe lukaku offers a different type of challenge stevie could possibly be a game decided by which defense plays better the the defense has been spectacular. They've conceded feed. No there's only one mistakes in my head as could game could be decided by Rinaldo. Yeah I mean the truth is I'm listening in right now. This could be a good thing to play event. Remember l'ennemi vent is no last couple seasons regardless of the monitor players have we sat and watched little about how the moving the ball well decree logic get the feeling that was more event as it never played. GUETTA fought to get resolved. They always get when at my house most. There's one team and there's one. Guy Renaldo who comes up trump scored in both games at the San Sierra last season prediction timeshare. which way do you see this going? I in and to get the job done. You know I think we've seen enough from into suggests that and as I said on a standby this is as good time as any to to catch Venice. I think to get three points. Golden Lost Zero sorry at the wrong country park for that aw just particularly say come on it was nothing to do with. We talked about insurance. There's nothing to be by defendant grip pace in the bowl from massey the touch from Suarez just go finish one of those things it wasn't all over the place yes they had to defend but they were beaten by couple of Grit Gold folks and I think that gives them heartful game because the well I'm GonNa go for an intimate on win and another Markelle Dome for them in the League to who they're going to be a Hatcher Kuni. Event is don't lose. Don't lose so you're saying say saying juice. Hugh had junior bets into we've all event is always come up trumps. You County back against him in a big game blue gabby. You get you get the casting vote here. What's going to happen diplomatically. Sit on the fence here. See something I think into draw points for the first time in the season. I'm going to go with with a high scoring hiring draw to to something like that. Maybe even more I know you wouldn't normally think so. Look at city is a game. It's going to be tight but I think there are enough off individuals out there and you know this is still Saturday's. You've and I could see a game with practically different outcome but along the same lines of what we saw when they played Napoli so basically gobbled says you won't lose that'd be Eddie can place for the girls rose for a high scoring draw the rest of the Syria fixtures on Saturday and Sunday looking like this
Pompeo's Letter Is the Trump Administration's Opening Salvo of Obstruction
"Let's start with what we know about. Mike Pompeo the more and more we're starting to see here. It is is quite clear that we are headed to a a full blown impeachment possibly not just against the president they are stonewalling. They are we now have pompeo subpoenaed for documents Giuliani Subpoena for documents the failure to provide these documents now and this is what the differences with impeachment as opposed to normal proceedings they have written in the context of this subpoena but failure to produce produce under these circumstances will be regarded as evidence of obstruction and will constitute obstruction action in the context of impeachment. They are simply declaring it. Remember this is not this is a political a political process not a criminal or judicial. One and Congress is simply saying you do not provide us this material. It will be a count of obstruction and it will be obstruction it. They could launch impeachment proceedings against Pompeii. Oh they could do it against bill bar and it feels like every day there's more and more the evidence to substantiate an impeachment proceedings against both of them. Here's Palm Peyot two weeks ago two weeks ago now. Maybe this wasn't this Sunday. Oh yeah wait it. Was this Sunday wasn't it. I'm sorry sorry I'm confused because today's Wednesday here he is on this week with Martha. Raddatz on Sunday right this is with Martha got it and here he is. He's completely bewildered about this whole call thing do they call will return to this whistle blower complaint mister secretary the complained involving the president and a phone call with the foreign leader to the director of National Intelligence Inspector General. That's where the complaint was lodged by the whistleblower. The Wall Street Journal is reporting the president trump pressed the president of Ukraine eight times to work with Rudy Giuliani to investigate Joe Biden son. What do you know about those conversations so you just gave me a report report about IC whistle blow compaign none of which I've seen I can tell you about this administration's policies with Ukraine. I remember the previous administration was begged begged by the Ukrainian people to deliver defensive arms so that they can protect themselves from Vladimir Putin and Russia and they gave them blankets. This administration took seriously the responsibility of grain and people. We've provided now on multiple occasions resources so that the Ukrainians can defend themselves. We've worked on that. We Are we're working. We'll see presence Alinsky this week. We want a good relationship with let me read something freedom and independence but you know nothing about this but let me let me let me ask ask you this question. Ukrainian presidential read out of the conference conversation said they discussed quote investigation of corruption cases which inhibited the interaction between between Ukraine and the US say the president tweeted Saturday was perfectly fine and respectful conversation. Do you think it's perfectly fine to ask foreign leader to investigate a political opponent. I think I saw statement from the Ukrainian. Foreign Minister yesterday said there was no pressure applied in the course of the conversation I I I do think I do think if President Biden behaved inappropriately fee was protecting his son and intervened with the Ukrainian leadership in a way that was corrupt. I do think we need to get to the bottom of that. Martha within I I hope that we will. I hope that Vice President Biden engaged in behavior that was appropriate. I hope the American people will come to learn that we've seen Matt Matt have interfered with America cannot have our elections interfered with and if that's what took place there if there was that kind of activity engaged in by Vice President Biden. We need to know Oh. There's no evidence of that yet but if the conversation was perfectly fine as president trump said why not release the transcript or a portion to the public the white hustle have to explain I mean I think we've this was this was it must have been a week a week from last Sunday. There's two weeks ago and there's Mike pompeo seemingly no awareness of this call whatsoever. You didn't even have time to read the whistle blower complaining just heard a report about the whistle missile blower complaint he did though put a clue in there because it wasn't just about Joe Biden in Hunter Biden's corruption. This phone call was not just about that that we should say and we'll we'll discuss the the the lack of corruption that exists there I mean at least in terms of Joe Biden's perspective but they are now pursuing another theory that is Obama Gate or Hillary Gate that the Ukrainians were the ones who actually actually interfered with the election but tried to frame the Russians. This is the stuff that's going on now in the fevers this gateway pundit stuff and there's Mike pompeo trying to push that narrative on ABC television last week. This is what they've been up to but we'll get back to that meantime. Here's Mike Pompeo yesterday in Italy conceding that well actually I was on that phone. Call was on the phone. Call was on the phone call. The phone call was in the context of now. I guess I've been secretary state for coming on a year and a half I know precisely what the American policy with respect to Ukraine remarkably consistent and we will continue to try a to drive those set of outcomes. It's what our team included. Including Ambassador Volker or focused on was taken down the threat that Russia poses there in Ukraine it was about helping the Ukrainians to get graft out corruption outside of their government a- and to help now this new government in the Ukraine build a successful thriving economists what State Department officials that is basically that was his way of. I mean he listened. Easy is smart guy went to Harvard knows how to Filibuster knows how to bury the lead. I was on the phone call but because and then here's a bunch of filler. Essentially that's basically the the story they're going with now. I imagine most people by I now know that the Hunter Biden situation the Joe Biden was over there telling the Ukrainian they get rid of your prosecutor because the prosecutor was not pursuing corruption and there was a hideous amount of corruption there it also happens to be the case that Hunter Biden is not exactly a you know. He's he's sort of the George Bush the family. He's a fell son. Can I right. I just add to this a little bit. I mean so to be really specific about what you're saying. The reason it is exculpatory. I think there's a broader critique here in two ways but the reason it specifically Komo can specific conspiracy theory does not stand is that this energy company is a Russian aligned oligarch who was was gonna who sort of represented the Russian aligned order he got Hunter Biden on with the sort of clear desire to win favor with the Obama Administration and what Biden did was basically fire a prosecutor who was aligned with this guy and not all for the firing right call for the firing so so basically the reason that this specific threat of the story is nonsense. Is that in that specific action. He's contradicting his son's interest to the frankly I mean it's you know it's pretty irrelevant. His son makes a payday either way right. Let the conspiracy theory is exactly backwards. He's going up against what the sun is hired to do. However I mean it's actually sort of an interesting drama where the dad comes in and the wayward son. Is there and he tries to undercut the wayward sons interests or even. It doesn't matter like hey son. You got your payday. We're still going to do this anyways. You know either way we win and I would say that serious. You know I wouldn't take I do think you know structurally when the US talks about corruption other countries even when they're right that is a harbinger of our own interests and energy companies. We want to advocate for so there's there's a broader critique as well as just even hunter getting the job to begin with but that's specific conspiracy is contradicted by all evidence of what happened. The hunter thing is more of a generic type of corruption. That seems to exist everywhere whether it's like you know Chelsea Clinton. I'm getting hired by. NBC or Abby Huntsman for that matter or you know Billy Carter going around and trying to sell off access to advil yeah. Billy Carter was cool though I feel bad for him because he didn't have family sign off. He's just trying to Qaddafi May. Why do you always get all the credit read it. I don't get the sense that hunter necessarily has family sign off too. I think this guy get family sign off from his brother to sorry what's that you don't know that story about the net. It's been a lot of things I did without family sign-off man hey my brother died. What's up sauter her but the trump people the trump people are always going to be angrier at these coastal elites and it's like normal corruption and this kind of nepotism. It's just accepted as the way of things than they are at trump's open and craven corruption and I mean look because they're like well. At least he's not pretending that he doesn't have mud on him right but the the bottom line is is that this type of corruption exists in every facet of society. I'm not making apologies for it but I mean you know you grow up in you know we. I I went to go see concerts in high school because my girlfriend's dad was on the Civic Center Commission. You know it's like Whoa Whoa Whoa. I think you just showed yourself here. They might need to take the rest of the week off Sam. I gotcha flow deep corruption but I I mean of course this is true and of course the stakes of the the cranium energy business are deeper than basically hunter gets the job promises yeah. I'll get dad well. He shows up at the loss he also got. MBNA lobbying thing right at the same time as dad was pushing through the bankruptcy bill he was on the board of something the board of the Amtrak Amtrak which is basically a trade expert bro Brothers wives. I just think that come into an Amtrak board way would family members everywhere and some are incentivized to do this stuff and helped out more more than others but nevertheless meanwhile as Mike Pompeo heads it's to Rome apparently Seb Gorka gets on the plane with him because someone has to go now understand the here's the point one of the reasons why impeachment was so necessary in which I was saying for months. Was that there you you can't just basically run out the clock and it -ssume that there's just GonNa be this vacuum that remains there while all all this is going on. It's quite clear the trump administration bill bar Mike pompeo have been actively involved involved in trying to not only undercut the Muller investigation. Remember the molar investigation to over. They're undercutting the entire
News in Brief 7 August 2019
"This is the news in brief from the united nations. Mexico must begin processing and punishing those responsible for enforced disappearances an independent ended u._n. Experts declared on wednesday in response to a complaint made by a witness to an alleged incident in two thousand ten. The experts l. n. T. guja is as a member of the human rights committee a group which monitors how countries including mexico a sticking to international commitments on civil and political rights the complaint concerns a man who was taken from his car at gunpoint by police in the city of puerto rico in october twenty ten and has not been seen since according to the committee mexico committed a number of human rights violations including rights to life liberty and recognition as a person before the law the committee published his decision on the case on wednesday in which it called for a thorough rigorous impartial independent and effective investigation into into the case plans by the israeli authorities for a major expansion of settlements in the occupied west bank have been condemned by the u._n. Special special coordinator for the middle east peace process as a flagrant violation of international law nickolay mladenov said that approval for the building of some <hes> two thousand four hundred housing units has no legal effect and constitutes the effective annexation of the west bank. Mr mladenov added the plans and the chances of establishing a palestinian state based on relevant resolutions as part of a negotiated two state solution. Mr mladenov comments echo remarks made by other senior u n officials in july rosemary dicarlo the u._n.'s political and peace building chief said that israel's position on the building of housing units in settlements illegal under international law constitutes a substantial obstacle to peace and finally the pioneering spirit of the so-called green revolution that transformed agricultural production in the asia pacific region needs to be retooled out to embrace new technology and meet the increasingly complex nutritional needs in today's world the u._n.'s food and agriculture organization f._a._o. Declared on wednesday the agency's statement came during a special meeting held to commemorate thirty years of development progress made by the research foundation nation created by montcalm boo swami nathen who is recognized as one of the pioneers of sustainable development speaking at the meeting qaddafi had arisen.
Harris discussed on The Savage Nation
"Do caller Harris it cannot be the goal to to to express one's ego and to engaging gamesmanship without much serious regard to the consequence I think that's what we've seen as president well you know it's it's it's trump is the agent here he's the problem yet the Washington post of headlines like this transferable Siemens put national security at risk experts warn us the experts now it is on the Washington post opinion they found some experts one of the beautiful things about the media you can always find an expert who is going to back whatever position you wish to push I there and I don't see an article in The Washington Post around six chaos in order to preserve nuclear option experts warn Michael quoted some experts I know some experts but now those are the experts they want to talk to your time has a piece from Susan rice former national security adviser to Barack Obama suggesting as president trump's fault she says of president trump's process of ordering and cancelling military strength was a mass but he now has an opening to restart talks on Iran's nuclear program on there's the punch line the punch line members of the Obama administration doing exactly what Iran would like them to do trying to push president trump back into a batter on nuclear deal that allows around a pathway to a bomb and also allows Ron to pursue its regional ambitions with American and European cash they're doing exactly what Iran wants them to do the only way to fight that is for the president to take a forthright eight a forthright strong and Stalin's a solid stance and what exactly he's willing to do what our policy is and that's our policy take it or leave it that's the way it is any of Cory Booker this is always amusing to make is Cory Booker and Democrats claiming that president trump can't act on around without coming to Congress let me just point out the Iran nuclear deal was never approved by the majority of the Senate necessary to prove trees it is not in fact the treaty they point out the Barack Obama routinely violated his oath of office by exceeding his constitutional boundaries now got Cory Booker saying well you know president trump can't act on around without coming to Congress realistically speaking we have to call the last time we declared official war in the United States it was back in World War two we have an official war since so Cory Booker is a little late to this band wagon I I'm sympathetic by the way to the idea the president should go to Congress for foreign policy I mean that that is where the constitution is supposed to work I'm pointing as the Democrats seem to have had a slight change of heart about the powers of the executive branch as soon as the man in the in the oval office was named trump not Obama I think there's a bipartisan group of senators that spoke up pretty clearly last week that this president cannot take military action against Iran without coming to Congress the two thousand one authorization for the use of military force does not cover a military strike against Iran the constitution speaks very clearly on this that he needs to come to Congress before he engages in military action that again could have less tumbling towards chaos and war in that region okay now do Libya now let me or wants full scale war too cheap basically not much except getting rid of a bad guy Qaddafi replacing it with a bunch of terrorists which is basically what happened the aftermath of all of that the legislature end up trying to legislate from a boat off the coast of Libya I don't remember all of the congressional debate about Libya good times in a second we'll get to immigration where also we're seeing some mixed signals and then we'll get to Democrats were incredibly radical here's the truth regardless of what president trump does at this point as president if the Democrats moved too far left which they are in the process of doing and they're not winning the election and they are busily moving in
Tripoli threat: a warlords bid to take Libya
"Today. History. Occasion in the political history of Libya today, we are told that Gadhafi is that it's been eight years since. Mm-hmm. Mortgage offie was deposed as leader of Libya and killed the country has been in turmoil ever since a u n backed so-called unity government holds a fragile power in the capital of Tripoli. Now, the country is in very real danger of descending into an all out civil war general Khalifa half tar is leading his rebel troops from the eastern part of the country to the capital twenty one people are reported to have been killed. General half. Tar is a former field marshal in Colonel Gadhafi's army who helped him seize power in nineteen sixty nine but also helped remove him more than forty years later calls for a ceasefire to evacuate civilians have so far and ignored. The warlord who controls the east of the country has pushed initially south. Roger McShane is are Middle East editor taking most of the southern part of the country, and is now pushing up towards Tripoli and has launched an offensive on the capital, which is controlled by a UN back government of national unity and right now, there's lots of fighting around the outskirts of the city not much fighting in the city, lots of finding around the disused airport. So you say there is this u n backed government is is it fully in control of Libya. No, it's not even really in control of the capital relies for security on militias and around Tripoli. It doesn't really provide any services to the people of Tripoli, and it certainly doesn't control the rest of the country. And what about flea tar would what are his objectives? Well, he thinks he's the only person in Libya who can unify and stabilize the country he has launched offensives against. Islamists and jihadists in cities like Benghazi, and he pushed further south in order to really stabilize that area. Which had been overrun with folks in the people smuggling trade in the drug smuggling trade and now he's pushing the Tripoli under the same pretenses. Of course, Tripoli is run by a UN back government, which sort of belies his intentions. How do you mean have has a habit of painting anyone who is against him as a terrorist Jihadist as an extremist? That's not quite the case. That's certainly not the case with the UN back government in Tripoli and the militias in and around Tripoli, and certainly the militias in MS rutta would not consider themselves extremists, which you really have is just a country that is full of armed groups full of militias each fighting for their own little patch of land and wealth. How did general have come to be in this position to to think of himself as the one man to unite the country? After as a pretty interesting background. He was a general under Qaddafi fill out with Qaddafi eventually moved to America and worked with the CIA for time in several tempts to overthrow Qaddafi. When the revolution broke out in two thousand eleven against Utah fee. He came back to help the rebels to overthrow him. And then he sort of retreated for while in two thousand fourteen as a country sort of falling back into civil conflict. He came back and took over what he called the Libyan national army, and sort of painting himself as just the one person who could really unite the country. And so why is he made this this big aggressive move? Now, if he's felt that way for all that time that's a really good question. And that's what everyone is trying to figure out. I mean, he moved south, and he moves south pretty easily took over most of the south pretty easily so that probably emboldened him, but this comes out of really odd time this offensive on Tripoli because you're the UN secretary general actually in. Tripoli as the offensive was launched. The secretary general was trying to organize a peace conference for the middle of this month. So it's a bit of weird timing, but it's sort of women people see us through the final bet for half. This is his final push that after this sort of diplomacy takes over. So this is his last chance to sort of really settle things militarily, and do you think it will work? What are the odds you think he can take Tripoli at the rate? He's going I think it'd be very tough. There was a thought that perhaps he can sort of by off militias and around Tripoli. But what we've seen actually is a lot of the militias are actually uniting you have the militias from his rutta coming in saying, they will defend the capital, and they're very powerful. I mean, if nothing else this is gonna be a long and bloody campaign if it continues, and how has the the international community responded to this. So the international community has come together and called for a stop to the fighting. But to this point they've been rather disunited. I mean, you have a number of parties that are behind have to our countries like Egypt countries. Like the UAE France sells them weapons Russia's well. And for different reasons, I mean, the UA and Egypt are anti Islamist, and they see Dr as an anti-islamic force France has oil interests in Libya that they think have doors best place to protect and and Russia sees a fellow third -tarian, and then you have other countries like America, like Italy like Britain. These are all countries that helped overthrow Qaddafi held back the rebels overthrew Qaddafi, and they have put their efforts behind the UN back government in Tripoli. I mean, really living is a bit of a forgotten country after the overthrow Qaddafi. Everyone just sort of backed off and forgot about it. In fact, Barack Obama has said that was one of the biggest mistakes of his presidency was forgetting about Libya, but it seems that there there is some level of American involvement there and there. Or even reports now of US troops being pulled out. I mean, how how involved is America America is involved in as much as it sees a civic counter terrorism interests in Libya, so it's helped with the fight against Islamic state in Libya, and other Jihadist groups. And you also have European powers? You'll quite interested in the I'm both for counterterrorism reasons. But also to stop the migrant-smuggling that occurs across the Mediterranean. So you have countries that are involved, but there's sort of all after their own interest in the not really working together to sort of help the u n back government in Tripoli, take hold.
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"Qaddafi. The Middle East was destabilizing, Saddam was. The twenty eight thousand four hundred so of course, they got cut off. So so Senator rand Paul goes to the Iraq war would he doesn't understand is when we left the Iraqis had no choice, but to go to Iran, we let them at the altar. So now, they're begging us to go back because we were allowing them to borsch we're working with them on the elections prison. Obama took his hand off the wheel when they're in the middle of an election hang up, and then pulled out entirely they had no choice, but to turn to Iran, and they're still not comfortable with the relationship. And you know, and they don't know that we're going to be there long term. And and you know, it's interesting. I always like seeing Rams moving goalposts. So keep in mind when he got the Senate he put out a budget that slashed the US military something like twenty five or thirty percent now we've just built the US military up. He would have slashed an additional twenty five percent from where it was which basically at that point. We would have only been able to basically pay soldiers and not do anything else. And then he says, you know, oh, well instead of invading Iraq, we should do things with special forces using local forces. Well, that's what we're doing in Syria. But now that's not good enough for him. He constantly moves the gold. Composed. And I guarantee you if there's a terrorist attack in the United States God forbid, he's gonna blame our intervention in the Middle East for that. Because he believes that America's actions around the world are inherently evil, and that it's our actions that create evil people like ISIS ISIS exists because they believe that. If you kill somebody that doesn't believe exactly their strain of ideology that you're going to go to heaven. That's why they exist. They don't exist because of the Americans are there Libya didn't have an uprising because we invaded Iraq. Because that all started when a guy in Tunisia lit himself on fire because he doesn't like oppression that started the Arab spring. It wasn't our invasion of Iraq. And yeah, the spring is messy. And but that's what happens when humans strive for freedom. So look Rampal has the same day he called for you know, basically withdrawing from. From Syria and everything he's calling or recalled for sanctioning Saudi Arabia because of the killing of kashogi he called for lifting the sanctions against Russia because of their invasion of Crimea and everywhere else. So he's a foreign policy inconsistent person. He has a right to believe what he believes. It's a viewpoint that that many people share. But it is dangerous and wrong. It is. And by the way, I don't know what his visit to Russia was. But he's certainly came back a convert. That's right. That's right. And that's a curious thing too. I mean, you know, the real if anybody thinks Vladimir Putin's on our side, then he's done a good job of of opting you into his philosophy and for rand Paul to think that the Russians and the Syria is good. You know, this idea that they can just go round and the press and kill everybody that actually creates terrorism terror know, if you think our presence in the Middle East somehow creates terrorism, then do you think the Russians bombing schools, and hospitals and cities doesn't create terrorism? That makes no sense. The two are completely. This is not difficult. Argument. It just he's he's has a philosophy. It's it's Kentucky's foreign policy. It should be left to Kentucky. Michael waltz, Lieutenant Colonel who was chief of staff to Vice President Cheney. Now, he's representing Florida cut twenty nine. It is very difficult, and we should avoid when we can't announcing withdrawal in advance of that actual withdrawal. President Obama did that in Iraq. He did it in Afghanistan years ahead of time. I was on the ground when that happened and the enemy was certainly emboldened there, and if they're not in voting tactically strategically they now know they can just wait us out. Those are all concerns that I have and things I planned to look into and ask a lot of questions about from congress. Unbelievable because there's not a single adviser that I know around the president that actually believes this is a good philosophy and strategy. Nobody does it's it's literally rand Paul. He calls the president all the time. That's fine. If they want to be friends, but he gets in his ear and as convinced him that soldiers are being killed therefore, we need to leave everywhere. Well, you know, what members of the military sign up knowing that there is a huge risk. But they wanna kill America's enemies before American enemies, come here and kill us and Michael waltzes. Correct. And he's a great addition to congress, by the way because I read his book, and he said that the second Obama announced the surge slash withdraw into Afghanistan. He said immediately lost conversation with village elders that we're trying to work with him to get rid of the Taliban. Because they said look you're leaving I to take care of my village now. And if you're going to be gone two years, the Taliban is going to be here still. And and that's what happens when you, you know, the president likes to say that he's unpredictable and that he's not gonna get show what he's gonna do. I respect that. And appreciate that. That's why I was confused when he telegraphed leaving Syria insane ISIS was defeated. And the vice president said ISIS was defeated two hours after there was an attack in Syria. And then rand Paul tweets that, you know, we have to get out of everywhere because we're creating terrorism, basically, it's it's it's, you know, it's crazy. It's a lack of logic to it's very disappointing. When you agree with the president. Which is I I grew the lot of what he's done. You got to say it, but I can't agree with them. Here. And I by pope run to make the right decisions. And also you have to understand what you good at. I remember Bush forty one making it clear he was not that into the economy. He looked born policy loved the military. He wanted he wanted to talk about oh, we're our president should be around the globe in the destruction of the Soviet Union once and for all the economy, he was to say, he's like, you know, what I leave that to my experts, and that's George Bush. So why can't I want prison Trump that the same sense? Hey, the economy I'm over when it comes to foreign policy and the military. I think I should take you to the military. You don't have to listen, everything they say, but get the get the experts to weigh in and my goodness listened to him. But congressman I understand that the president is going to be keeping military at the border. Are you going to the border? Yeah. I'll be going to the border in. What's that? That a week or two. My guys are there right now in Tucson doing border security, and I'll be heading there to join them for two weeks. And it's going to be a great mission. We'll go down and see the border situation, you know, the national security aspect of it will actually work on counter, immigration and counter narcotic issues. So I'm excited to do it. You know, that's something. The president is correct on we have to have border security that can be a wall in some places, and technology and others where you can't build a wall. Democrats need to come to the table on that we can give them some of their priorities to and I'm also going today would later to go meet with the president on Syria. And I hope we can, you know, talk some talk some logic there. I think he means. Well, I just think he's listening to the wrong people. But I just think demise. It is this it is not Syria. It is not a rack it is Islamic extremists. Who has number one target us? It's not World War Two. It is a non stop mission to pressure them to let them know that they can never turn around. They can. Take a deep breath because we're after him because when we stop they come the fights going to be somewhere, and it's not up to us to end it because they have a say in it. I I it just drives me crazy. Congressman another thing. I gotta ask you is. When you walk the halls and talk to your body's maybe on the other side of the aisle. Is there a restlessness among Democrats that they can't get their agenda forward until they get the government up and running maybe Nancy Pelosi who's winning in the polls should show some give here. Yeah. I mean, there's a little bit of it. But there this is not the Democratic Party of the year ago. You know, when Chuck Schumer offered money for the wall in exchange for some stuff, by the way, there's a lot of that wasn't enforced money. It was just authorized which is different. But that is a different party today. Because with these far left is that have got elected to congress. They're not gonna let Nancy Pelosi give on anything, and that's the frustration. I think people's frustration is much with some of the new lefties in the congress as it is with Nancy Pelosi. We've got to get away out of this. It's going to be something that none of us totally white. But it's going to be something that you know, we're going to have to have barriers and walls. And we'll probably do something on the other end for. Or dreamers. But you know, we gotta find a way out of this. This country was built on compromise. It was a compromise on its creation this situation where we're going to have to work together. And unfortunately, I don't think the left is very interested in cancelling state of the union other destabilizing thing in other disabling stabilizing thing of an institution we're used to having so now, okay, let's put that on hold. And all Republicans are now saying, no, no we're going to do with just Republicans. Let the Senate invite him know, should we do have can we do anything normal anymore? That's the that's the problem. And, you know, canceling the state of the union is petty pretending like it security is ludicrous. I get it. You don't want the president to have the entire national audience. But that's not your choice, you should win the presidency. If that's your concern, but President Trump won, and he should come here to congress and address congress, and you shouldn't be using this as a political. I mean, we were very respectful to President Obama when he came and spoke, I went to all of them when I was in congress, and they should show the same respect, whether they agree or disagree. But everything now. Is not normal and one week into this. And we're already talking about the next election. It's the American people need to demand better of all of us. I think I congressman you serving Washington then going to sun. Thanks so much. You bet. Thanks seaman. The back in a moment with your calls on the Brian Kilmeade challenging.
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"Trump tweeted. Today that if congress doesn't stay out of trade negotiations with Canada he'll terminate, NAFTA completely NPR's Scott Horsely reports Washington in Toronto. Had hoped to reach a deal by yesterday but the deadline passed President Trump. Jolted trade talks. Friday with a leak news interview and when. She said any agreement with Canada would have to come. Strictly on US terms asked how she could go she ate with someone who's unwilling to. Compromise Canadian, foreign minister Christiane, Freeland replied she believes the, Americans are bargaining in good faith it is going to take flexibility on all sides. To get to a deal in the end we are Confident that, that a win win, win deal is, possible and we're always going to stand up for the national interest. And for Canadian values the US has already struck a tentative deal with Mexico to update NAFTA. But it's not clear whether, lawmakers would go along with that to party, deal if Canada this left
"qaddafi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"A home health care education and a car all provided by the state and paid for by the billion dollars a day in oil revenue that poured through qaddafi hands okay so yeah he had this ideology and some of it throughout this we've said like well he's not completely yeah wrong it's like the ideology didn't necessarily not work he's a broken person he's a broken person because like the idea of okay the state's going to provide a bunch of shit for people and we have more oil than almost anyone in the oh yeah that can work other countries have done that for fucking close to a century now yeah you can absolutely run a state that way but not with a guy like qaddafi in charge yeah not for long well actually for forty years but yeah that's that's a pretty good good romania keffer fucking nut speaking of schools which were paid for by the oil money in the nineteen eighties qaddafi replaced school uniforms with military uniforms in mandated that all students take military science courses military officers took over for school administrators in for many teachers they were authorized to carry out military punishments including forcing students to stand out in the desert sun for hours at a time which is pretty sick yeah this seems like a real this is like he's asking to be overthrown yeah point yeah the moment you start like a whole generation of people that you just torture interest them how military science yeah you're you're you're you're begging for them to overthrow yeah it in retrospect you can see the the shortsightedness yeah that's like it's like having having like a dog but you that you like only let fide and like our dick too but also tach like lasers to it's exactly like that it's like teaching your dog to understand the concept of slavery and then giving it right yeah just generally just telling an animal what the score that a great idea now of course david no self respecting tyrant would be complete without his elite bodyguard unit saddam had the republican guard hitler had the ss mussalini had someone the macaroni troopers probably yeah we're really being rough on italy we are well we that we have talent blood yeah and so that like released the floodgates so it's fine fine it's a fine and moammar qaddafi of course had the hottest haas in europe they were known as the amazon's an all female unit of elite highlytrained bodyguards who protected moammar qaddafi for more than twenty years we got some pictures of these land they're going to be up on the site but just take a gander there oh that's that's wonderful they're all young they're like venture attractive bond villain type of thing it's exactly it's uncalled the fucking camas ahn's i mean yeah and there he is in the second picture in his fucking ridiculous colonel's uniform accidentally glasses it's he is a bond villain he's most bond villain that a dictator has ever he's like well i would say he's more like austin powers is a spoof of a bond villain he wears the doctor evil outfit from the first there's a picture that will come to later where he's dressed like doctor evil me and this is like right after austin powers to come out so it almost makes you think like did you just watch the movie yeah dress like doctor evil moammar gaddafi might he might watch like oh that's a pretty pretty smart guys gotta go down so qaddafi get a lot of bad press for his all lady bodyguards the reality you know in a lot of the press was like how cool it was that he had how bad ask these women right fucking awesome it leads best pictures are awesome yeah they are awesome the reality was less awesome most of the women were most of the women in his bodyguard unit were press ganged into the job with very little choice as to whether to join girls were often sent to act as entertainment for qaddafi family parties and the whole thing sounds kind of gross gross and very expletive that said some of his former guards when interviewed did report loving the work in loving qaddafi okay there's also evidence that the acted as sort of a secret state police within his inner circle i've also read reports that suggest the job was terrifying for most of the amazon's when former bodyguard now in hiding was quoted by the.
"qaddafi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"Goods to their citizens in nineteen eightysix journalist found that the main floor of one such supermarket had only gay which is butter with the milk fat removed and powdered milk in nineteen eighty seven another foreigner reported that the markets in two cities held nothing but dutch milk powder italian suits and chinese tea oh yeah you can really live on stuff you can have what would you do with dutch milk powder on you boil down the italian to get into their components again the italian chef kicking kissing things you boil that down to that's nice and stuff you add the tea i wanna say you with the t yeah that feels right and i think he's strain it from the t yeah and then mix it with what's the last one milk powder dutch milk powder okay so you don't straight it all the way but you add the milk powder and thickens like mac and cheese that's basically macaroni yeah cut it up yeah yeah i assume italian suits are made out of pasta yeah yeah tastic some of this was you know some of the absence of goods in the supermarkets was a result of sanctions which we will get to later but a decent amount of it was just qaddafi fucking with people he's quoted as having said sometimes we make items disappeared force people to work harder in produce them which is a dick move it's also true that the entire libyan government was hilariously corrupt public supermarkets were regularly burned down by their managers so that the managers could steal all goods inside before lighting them on fire and then sell the goods on the black market so yeah that's i mean they're they're creating a situation where i feel like what are you going to do if you're managing that supermarket and you're like oh god this is just milk powder burning this place yeah i have trouble like anyone who's worked in a place like a grocery store has wanted to just burn it down yeah yeah it's very burnable structure yeah it's hard to blame anyone doing that so it's important to know that the libyan state under qaddafi was not a total shit show and in some ways was more functional than the king's government that had come before it could offi did establish a successful social safety net went on an existed before everyone in libya was guaranteed.
"qaddafi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"Indicate which one he wanted by patting her on the head his men would pick the girl up after school and bring her to him one teacher recalled during a bbc documentary the girl they wanted they would simply take her and treat her like a rag doll in their hands they had no conscience no morals not an ounce of mercy even though the girl might be fifteen or sixteen years of age amir child if the child was virgin qaddafi staff would show her porn movies until she understood what he wanted he was apparently turned on by violence it's hard to know how much of all of this to believe exactly because these particular interviews came from a bbc documentary called mad dog qaddafi secret world and obviously the bbc is one of the nato nations that helped depose qaddafi so it's one of those things where in they're interviewing actual libyan's but those libyans are people with a grudge against the administration they definitely like they found the rape room there's like pictures of it and stuff so it's hard to say how much of is drew but it seems like most just the rape room is horrifying yeah if ten percent of this is true it's it's awful yeah exactly and that's kinda wearing land on this yeah yeah so norrie al miss mari could office former chief of protocol also claimed that he molested young boys in addition to young girls quote he had his own boys they used to be called the services group all of them were boys in bodyguards a harem for his pleasure some of the women he used were tossed out on the street basically but others claim they were sent to mental institution so no one would believe them so yeah it's dark now terrifying yeah the colonel's rule was critic by which i mean he turned on a dime demanded insane things from his followers at one point he ordered all of the camels in tripoli shot dead the only explanation given was brother leader has decided that camels have no place in a modern society i don't disagree with that one yeah no they don't have any place in modern society i don't like camel terrible they're fucking assholes new that doesn't justify the other horrible thing no yeah yeah again there's there's things beliefs that align with my beliefs of ocean and camels yeah but i at this point i think it safe to say that i would not like moammar qaddafi yeah we're not get along with him it's just that even a rape clock is right twice a day exactly yeah so it's possible that moammar kadhafi had anwar sadat the president of egypt murdered some of his former insiders alleged this and qaddafi did claim after the relationship soured that sadat had been quote an agent of hitler since nineteen forty eight which is a lot unpack you words because he's very specific that sadat became an agent of the nazis after nineteen forty eight which yeah you there's there's a lot that needs to be expanded a lot going on in that set of the i wish there was more i wish qaddafi had spoke at length about how he thought world war two ended but i have not found them yeah i bet that's a really special yeah conversation it does seem like he thinks hitler survived until the late moody's at least so that's fun for the first half of gadhafi's reign basically all private enterprise was banned by the government could offie and his people decided what could be imported they ran state supermarkets to distribute these.
"qaddafi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"And diplomatic core had a pack up and move across thousands of miles of brutal desert so they can she just do this the worst worst way possible which makes our pick of dc as the american capital seem less dumb where there let's just pick a swamp in the middle of everyone like a lot of people died of malaria but it smarter than switching capital right and we committed and yeah we we stuck to it yeah i'm sure now like now that we expanded the country and stuff there's some better candidates but no we're sticking to dc yeah now it's got history yeah okay so for his part king address did not want to be king he refused to put his face on the money or have any landmark other than the airport named after him so this was like a hobby it was he was king but he was like i'm not really into it he was like a high up leader in one of the cities and the british were like he had a lot of power in a region and he was friendly to the west and the west was like we make this guy king he'll let us take oil out and he'll let us keep air force bases car and in return we'll train up his army and we'll have british soldiers they're protecting his rain but the king didn't really give shit about he didn't eat he liked running his area the city he was in bryant he had no amber mission to run off libya so yeah he refused to have anything but the airport named after him he spent most of his time at home in his sort of absence from the public sphere opened up opportunities for young embarrass politically minded men young men like moammar qaddafi qaddafi was not happy with the status quo in his country as a strict muslim he was outraged that foreigners lived there brought alcohol into libya and partied as a teen he led his fellow children to smash the windows of a hotel that had a bar in it king idris kept the company open to american and british basis could had nothing but contempt for this in for westerners here's an anecdote about him from alison partners libya the rise and fall of ghaddafi which was one of the major sources for this podcast quote one target for his invective was the english school inspector mr johnson whom qaddafi dismissed as no more than an agent of imperialism on one occasion qaddafi refuse to stand up and mr johnson entered the room and in a provocative gesture waved a key chain bearing the image of president nassir at the haute inspector upon being ordered to leave the room qaddafi coldly told the inspector you are the one who should leave for good not this room but the whole country damn yeah how old was he like sixteen or something yeah he's classic teenage revise age yeah so canabis activism earned him a small but dedicated following other boys rather than convinced them to sell drugs for him like a decent american school child he organized them into a revolutionary cell to overthrow the king this is when he's in like the equivalent of high school recruits into qaddafi group had to be herb nationalists and weren't allowed to drink alcohol or quote run after women qaddafi recounted we used to meet under a palm tree near the sepah fortress using a light we had made with our hands under this light.
"qaddafi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"Yep lifestyle website david is macaulay culkin's personal biographer yeah no i am his spiritual guru though antastic he's also been taking care of my cat for months which i feel like reader should know great cat really solid cat now today david we are going to talk about a gentleman and a scholar named moammar gaddafi great name what do you know about mark dhafi great name was pretty much i was thinking about this a lot since you asked me to be on this moammar is like a great name solid name qaddafi solid last night yeah yeah yeah i know he did stuff in libya and well for him it did not yeah that's about it i know his country once asked the scientists to make him a bomb in one thousand nine hundred five and the scientists to make a time machine instead really really screwed over the libyan's there yeah they were very angry yeah doc brown yeah and that's the that's the extent of my knowledge well yeah moammar was the leader of libya for forty years he was executed in the street in two thousand eleven bi partisan mob and that's that's that's what i would i would guess most people listening right now no about moammar kadhafi the more detailed store which we're about to get into is the tale of probably the craziest person to ever run a country and not not like hitler crazy where you have like this very cohesive idea about the world and history and you're trying to like make this like like crazy is in he probably i don't even know like i don't i don't even know how to i'm just gonna read you twenty one pages about the guy oh delightful okay so you know we live in a time of political extremes right now in the united states that fact is obvious enough that even saying it is like yielding cliche and in times like these stream men with extreme plans in very little relevant experience can wind up in charge of the destiny of millions that basic stories played out a lot of times throughout history but never quite like it did during the reign of moammar qaddafi he was a dictator like saddam hussein a writer as well but while saddam used his novels to imagine a fantasy world fire away from rex troubled reality qaddafi actually based the libyan state entirely on his fevered fantasies now moammar mohammed abu minia qaddafi was born in nineteen forty one or perhaps nineteen fortythree in the little hamlet of tents near a town called cert in the deserts of western libya knows exactly when he was born because he lied about every aspect of his past and also probably lied about his birthday so that he could join the military seems like a running theme having guessing to the show they like to they like to make their own history yeah you never really know anything about these they're all little like houdini like they they really really like the razzle dazzle there or like the joker who is actually kind of a good way to look at moammar qaddafi when i say he's crazy he's he's like heath ledgers tang yeah so yeah like hitler had a plan yeah moammar was just he just who's going to see what happens yeah he had a plan but it was not not when the great plan wasn't a great plan kept changing it was yeah we'll we'll get into that and getting ahead of myself so he was a better one which are like sort of wandering nomadic desert people can the original arabs he was the only son of a goat herder named aba miniature and his wife aisha neither of gadhafi's parents could read he had three older sisters but otherwise the fictional figure his childhood most resembled would probably be ray from star wars because libya had been talion colony right up until world war two when it became a battleground between the axis and the allies so as a child qaddafi and his family would wander the desert finding empty ammo casings pieces of downed planes destroyed tanks and like taking scrap off of them and selling.
"qaddafi" Discussed on Embedded
"Four protesters are killed i know this videos like the one you're hearing from that day and because i know a guy named ibrahim abbas eat he was there one of the four guys who was killed was his friend i saw the blood i so they are how they they they lose them live and this is when the cycle starts repeating over and over across syria people protests the regime kills people people protest more more people get killed or detained and tortured in detention then guys like abraham and his friends venture ly get guns start fighting back and syrian uprising becomes a war so now ben rhodes early two thousand twelve he's working out of his office in the west wing the year before u s and nato launched airstrikes libya dictator muammar qaddafi was later killed and by two thousand twelve reporters keep asking what the administration is going to do about syria at that point it was reasonable for people believe that while these people went into libya so they'll probably going to syria but in libya ben says the very first military option was clear bomb gaddafi's troops were traveling on this one road to this one city to kill civilians in syria cheryl assad's forces were killing civilians all over like there was no obvious military plan to stop in syria it was never like a moment where it was like if you do x you will prevent why but there was one thing the administration was worried about in syria is odd and his regime we're sitting on top of a enormous stockpile of chemical weapons and benz as the biggest fear in the white house was that assad would use those chemical weapons or give them to hezballah this militant group that supported him then in the summer of two thousand twelve get report that their fear is about to become a reality assad is about to use or transfer those weapons and the administration decides they need to send a message what we ended up doing is number one we wrote in delivered warnings to the assad regime directly which was unusual we didn't usually communicate with them at that point to iran into russia essentially saying do not cross line you will be held accountable in some fashion for this they have obama go out and deliver a speech basically saying the same thing we will continue to make it clear outside and those around him that the world is watching and that they will be held accountable by the international community and the united states they make the tragic mistake of using those weapons and the language was carefully chosen to essentially mirror the private messages that we're sending those governments so they would know the us takes this very seriously but the plan was to keep the threat and big use like don't say what exactly the us would do then about a month later is doing a press conference tells me that you guys have been missing me chuck todd i think asked a question about chemical weapons use in military action in particular envision using military instantly nothing else say keeping become a weapon and this time the language is not carefully chosen obama kind of riffing we have been very clear to the assad regime but also to other players on the ground bad a red line for us is we start saying a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized that would change my calculus that would change my question and there was for the first time red line it's the same thing he told syria iran and russia in private but now it has a name and let's be clear at the time ben rhodes believed the us should have already intervened in syria to stop us chemical weapons are not and so to me it was a sense of of course we should do this but i did think though that we had essentially taken a public position that had not been carefully prepared and then in that same press conference obama repeats that's a red line for us and adds a threat of force there would be normal consequences if we start saying movement on the chemical weapons front or the use of chemical weapons that would that would change my calculations significantly thank you the press conference ends reporters really start honing in.
"qaddafi" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"That did not happen we absolutely annihilated the iraqi military in record time the vaunted republican guard that's yet we destroyed and everybody ran for the hills the white flags could not come out quick enough right now after that what was the lesson taken away by other world leaders that did not like us that if you have nuclear weapons you darn well better hold onto them because if you don't you're going to get your butts destroyed on the battlefield the fact that libya committed to not pursuing the nuclear path and qaddafi was disposed probably did not help our argument with kim either he's obviously as a human being is afraid of losing power to tyrants do again having said that that leaves open the commitment that do we allow him to keep short range nuclear weapons which would threaten his neighbors they i know i could see your hesitancy even talking about it joe while simultaneously denying him the ability to tack the united states ladies and gentlemen these are real questions to consider if there's a way to verifiably destroy his delivery systems to hit us but he doesn't commit to giving up as nuclear weapons entirely because of that iraq war lesson where do we go from there i think donald trump has to consider strongly that we have to defend the united states i obviously that is our goal there would be some significant fallout with international relations there's no doubt but i think that's a question that we all should consider now because i don't think that kim is going to denuclearize completely can i just say one more thing i am i asking us if someone's going to answer back oh yes dan you may say that sure show you can answer for the audio appreciate that.
"qaddafi" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Mean north greens now or give you very positive signals and then maybe broken again when john bolton says yes we want for kim jong un all of the great things we wanted for moammar qaddafi this for me this is something that the at the admiral really touched on the key player here and i think if you're going to look at the winner of winners it's china because when china call good china china not once but twice you'd new with that moment this whole thing was about to turn because china was late a minute hold up you going to do what and that's been there been there but twice in two months and as the president said i think correctly and the i think the ad what would bear me out on this he everything changed the whole tone change that's right after we which by the way katty kay how are you going to have the deal with north korea which is china's fifty first state ninety percent of imports and exports back and forth between china and north korea there shouldn't be a deal without china at the tape without south korea the table without japan at the table and now we're talking about all of these deals donald trump broke what's the impact on our european allies a what's the impact on our allies across the middle east when he makes a move that he makes on jerusalem what's the impact on or allies in asia when he just pulls out of tpp and when he makes these decisions on his own unilaterally not even telling andrea says not even telling the secretary of state that he's making the moves it has to be deeply unsettling for our allies yeah what it reinforces amongst allies and i have to say there was a huge amount of attention yesterday around the world to the fact that the.
"qaddafi" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Their weapons well what happened in libya afterwards we attacked him and killed their leader you would only mention that if you wanted to not only antagonize north korea but to remind them that we are actually not going to meet our end of the bargain that's undermining trump that's sending a message and if you don't know i talked about this on the show before well before john bolton ever said that you think that north korea's most concerned about is what the basically what they're now calling the libyan mater what happened to qaddafi qaddafi makes a deal and then gets killed by us and bolton knows that trump stupid he doesn't know anything right never heard of it when trying to explain the libyan model a couple of days ago made a total mess of it he has no idea what he's talking about but bulletin does know what happened to libyans basically selling the north koreans here i am the national security advisor to the president if you do the deal later will kill you wow and he knows that trump is too stupid to understand that he knows the north koreans will understand that they'll fire back at bolton and hopefully that'll scuttle the deal it wasn't enough until penn stepped in but so what did the north koreans do when they heard bolton say that of course predictably they said that it was awfully sinister and by the way if you don't know again i hope diesel summary or this let me just read that to you about what happened to qaddafi after libyan dictator muammar qaddafi gave up his nuclear weapons program in two thousand three an armed revolution aided by the united states and nato military intervention ousted him in twenty eleven rebel forces captured and brutally killed qaddafi during the conflict and as i've told you before on the program the north korean leaders have literally watched that video of qaddafi being dragged through the streets and killed and there's nothing that they are more concerned about than that so on bulletin says yeah we can do what we did in libya.
"qaddafi" Discussed on The Daily
"So whenever the subject of denuclearizing north korea comes up the fate of qaddafi is always on the minds of the kim family and the libya precedent is particularly at the top of their minds now i think he's going to be a fantastic representative of team he's highly respected by everybody in this room and john i wanna thank you very much just to be because as they face the prospect of a disarmament negotiation with president trump there's a new member of the trump team john bolton trump's new national security adviser libya i had the opportunity to work in close consultation with our british colleagues diplomatic efforts to secure the verifiable elimination of libyan weapons of mass destruction who happens to be the same guy who engineered the deal to disarm libya back in two thousand three and he has come four edward just in the last couple of weeks and said he views libya as his template for negotiating with north korea we have very much in mind the libya model from two thousand three two thousand four there obviously differences live in him the libya disarmament deal was the kind of rapid clean and thorough deal that he would love to see repeated with north korea top north korean official called bolton's comments an awfully sinister move to impose on our dignified state the destiny of libya or iraq rig made it clear what kind of amend baltin es and see sense of refusal of him so bolton is very much the bogeyman in this whole equation.
Trump fails to halt 'Apprentice' contestant's defamation lawsuit
"Indictment alleges christopher lewandowski conspired with others in his industry to eliminate competition by setting prices on canned tuna scott goldberg abc news president trump says despite reports north korea may pull out of next month's planned summit his team is still preparing to meet abc's andy field has details president trump contradicting national security adviser john bolton who said they will follow the libyan model and talks with north korea we decimated that country we never said to qaddafi oh we're going to give you protection we're going to give you military strength north korea became anxious when it heard libyan model from adviser bolton and has publicly threatened to cut off talks andy field abc news washington president trump tweeting about the one year anniversary of the appointment of a special counsel lead the investigation into russian meddling in the presidential election abc's karen travers at the white house with the latest president trump houses i on the calendar he noticed today is the one year anniversary of robert muller being appointed special counsel for the russia probe the president writing on twitter quote congratulations america we're now into the second year of the greatest witch hunt in american history and there is still no collusion and no obstruction since his appointment muller and his team of prosecutors have issued eight indictments covering nineteen individuals and three businesses secured five guilty pleas have criminal cases headed to trial and one individual is already serving a prison sentence karen travers abc news the white house a legal setback for president trump he tried to halt a case brought by a former contestant on the apprentice but abc's aaron katersky tells us an appellate court in new york has said no and appellate court denied president trump's attempt to put the defamation lawsuit filed by summer zerefos on hold while he continues to seek to have the case dismissed mr trump had sought to freeze the case while he pursued his appeal now he has until early next week to file a response to the claims made by zeros she has said the president knowingly lied when he verbally attacked her and other women who accused him of sexual misconduct and attorney for zero said we look forward to proving her claim there was no immediate response from the president side aaron katersky abc news new york.
"qaddafi" Discussed on Too Embarrassed to Ask
"I would like to think of the medium and longterm that dictators come to a bad end and i believe i just kill baltimat louis or or qaddafi or let's go on i should back them and so i'm not comparing zuckerberg either those but the the absolute here chest cut that is a cool name and is what anyone twice hung them and then shot up that's roomy off with with zuckerberg castro took over cuba eleven million people we were freaked out saag aberg overseas the content and influence and mood of a community greater than christianity the southern hemisphere plus india in by the way is gonna be with us for seventy years i think it's frightening yeah and by the way i think is probably a good guy but if you believe in the american system the key central system is checks and balances and terminals getting done and he got none all right justin fincher or there's some technologies are launched slower than they could be due to probable public reaction example selfdriving eighteen wheelers putting a bunch of drivers out of work so tech years instead of months so should be launched lower should should should what they're doing like you're saying they're going to be here for seventy years but they're going to keep launching their stuff that's a that's a thoughtful question i don't have a good answer for so i i wonder i mean there's some technologies that supposed to be changed the word vr three d printing internet of things that i think have been huge head fakes actually believe self driving cars is one of those technologies that's going to change the world but it's going to be a terrible place to invest because if you look at the auto industry it's a low margin fairly competitive efficient business it hasn't stuck it's chin out the same way that the media business media business had coming it was purposely opaque they didn't tell you which half your advertising was being wasted they stuck their chin out which is wasteful the auto industry not so much daimlerbenz and ford are capital intensive efficient companies so i think any company whether it's apple or google or some of the companies i've been speaking do i think any effort to go into that industry is shareholder destroying move i think.
"qaddafi" Discussed on No Agenda
"Earlier press secretary sarah sanders said the latest move by north korea came as no surprise something that we fully expected but the change in tone is dramatic from the all smiles meetings between kim jong un and the secretary of state to an angry statement by north korea's chief negotiator saying he is totally disappointed by the extremely unjust recent comments by us officials singled out the american demand that north korea give up all its nuclear weapons before getting anything in return we want to see the denuclearization process so completely underway that it's irreversible north korea now says such talk could scuttle the summit if the us is trying to drive into a corner to force our unilateral nuclear abandonment we will no longer be interested in such dialogue the north koreans seem particularly upset by national security adviser john bolton called on them to do what libya did more than a decade ago we have very much in mind the libya model from two thousand three two thousand four four who libya model after libya gave up its nuclear program being dictator moammar qaddafi was overthrown and murdered on the streets north korea once called bolton human scum today they add quote we do not hide our feelings of repugnance towards him they may also be aware of the political stakes for president trump who has mused about winning nobel prize very nice thank you bill i just want to get the job done that's not that's not trump musing about when he's sitting there going libby drinks to more share and think about the nobel prize is a but the crowd chanting nobel nobel yeah which is not presented that way by the report which i'm pretty sure was sparked by the m five m media to start with i think it was as as here's how it went oh my god you don't think the al with orange clown will win a nobel peace prize.
Sen. Lindsey Graham: Syria strikes a 'missed opportunity'
"Me this morning senator lindsey graham and i have talked more about syria than any other guest on this program over the past ten years he joins me this morning senator graham let's start with your assessment of the strikes on friday night missed opportunity didn't lay a glove on asides capabilities to wage war we're becoming the chemical weapons police we don't have a strategy about why syria matters we seems like we're willing to give it to the russians in the iranians without much of a contest the ice is people hurt were leaving the kurds are in a world of hurt they're they're very much exposed and then military strike itself was a tactical response well short of what i thought was justified so it's been a good commander in chief in general but this is a major step backwards now the the strikes according general speeds retirement your general told me that they at least demonstrated that the air defences of assad are not what they're cracked up to be in that if called to do it again we know how to do it israel convinced me of that i mean israel positive on a regular there's no way spending this assad was told by two president three times stop killing children or chemical weapons he did it last year again i thought okay trump's gonna go reagan on him ronald reagan went after kadhafi when we found out it was qaddafi who loved the disco in berlin and killed five american airmen i was in germany at the time i was at lake in these when they took off the bomblet he actually went after kadhafi kill one of the one or two of his kids but missed him and after that qaddafi was a different person i think this was underwhelming respond assad did not pay a big price in russia and iran her our pentagon go out of their way to make sure that we're not gonna get in conflict was russia russia and rainy in syria and president announced we're leaving the missiles were flying he announced we were leaving i think this is a disaster for us in syria chance to communicate that directly with your lutely i said listen you've been more like reagan a lot less like obama but this was a step backward remember
Sarkozy questioned by police over ties to Gadhafi
"And the ad council president trump says it's time to get tough on drug dealers maybe very tough president trump's in a very clear message manchester it's time to get tough in the battle against the opioid epidemic at a firehouse in new hampshire state hit hard by opioid addiction the president unveiled his plan to address the crisis the plan includes cutting off the flow of illicit drugs across our borders and within communities expanding education and awareness providing access to treatment and recovery efforts in seeking out the death penalty for some drug dealers now the justice department says the federal death penalty is available for some drug related offenses of the worst kind fox's griff jenkins former french president nicolas sarkozy has been placed in the custody early today as part of an investigation that he received billions of euros in illegal financing from the regime of the late libyan leader muammar qaddafi a judicial source with direct knowledge of the case says that sarkozy was being held at a police station west of paris sarkozy in the former chief of staff have denied wrongdoing in the case which involves his winning the two thousand seven presidential campaign in france what are storm watches posted again for big section of the northeast even the winter officially ends in a few hours from now the first day of spring or technically the vernal equinox even though your weather may not feel like it as a fancy term for one of the two times per year the sun's most direct rays shine on the equator the earth tilts at an angle of twenty three point five degrees on its axis relative to its plane of orbit and fox's janice deans has parts of the country won't have springlike temp several inches of snow are possible from dc up to boston computer happy first day of spring in new york city tanya j powers fox news dow futures are back in negative territory asian markets have closed mixed the dow dropping three hundred thirty five points yesterday.
"qaddafi" Discussed on The Jason Stapleton Program
"Threatening the very existence in the agreement that was made so yes we've gotta understand north korea is holding on to these nuclear weapons because they think it is their only protection for the united states coming in and doing to them what the united states has done to so many countries was it it's a strike the united states to take out qaddafi and hussein it was absolutely to hand was beautiful that was george stephanopoulos from this week on the weekend addition and she said he comes out and he's like was it a mistake i mean do you do you really think it was a mistake for us the takeouts a could dhafi and saddam and she's a but he he sound almost confused like he couldn't believe the words were coming out of her mouth after everything that's happened do you think it was a mistake yes of course it was a mistake you blistering idiot how much more evidence do you need what why qaddafi all of the problems in the middle east libya is is there is in turmoil iraq is still in turmoil i mean what what idiot would with a straight face on his own show commands are are are do you think it what you really think it was a mistake to go and oust qaddafi yeah i do how ridiculous we you see that position takes courage even george stephanopoulos was i was shocked that she was saying we of course have been saying that for a long time scott new scott horne scott horne show of you like don't like really like to talk about this kind of stuff and listen about is one of the best guys i know you should go check out a show but he discusses this stuff a nauseam it's like yeah absolutely it was a problem yeah absolutely we should have never gone in there let me count the reasons why.
"qaddafi" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Do dad then you could conceive of a situation where we could use a deterrent regime priests their programme reduce exercises in the south you can kind of construct a rude negotiation it's going to be very tough to put all this together but there is not a chance that they actually going to give up their nuclear weapons is there i do not think so i think kim jongun has gone to school watching what happened to move will mark qaddafi watching what happened to saddam hussein that the message from that course dictator 101 is don't give up your weapons of mass destruction and and i don't think he will in the end so we're going to have to deter him and that is going to be very challenging to construct a freeze that we can live with because the military option here is unimaginably bad two to four million dead on the korean peninsula steve raton add senate carts so gordon quick to part question it sounds like not to put words in your mouth or maybe to flush out you said it sounds like you think however they got there the trump administration is actually gotten to a better place and done what they should do and that there may action be a way to play this where the bad cop out there saying if you don't do this aren't gonna blow the world up uh versus the good cop and these is that a fair assessment in your mind and then be two admiral steps to reduce how do you think the movie ends is there a way to denuclearize or we basically playing a containment game here we're we're playing containment but you know if we really wanted to if we will re really wanted to exercise political will i think that we could change a lot of things so people say china will never do this north korea won't do that and that's true under the current incentive structure in the world today but president trump can change that so for instance you know you're the treasury so for instance we could declare bank of china to be a primary money laundering concern under section three eleven of the patriot act that is essentially a death sentence for that institution we could do that for other large chinese banks that would be.
"qaddafi" Discussed on The Global Politico
"You know what could be the the head of the police and hurry in the head of the secret police and as you know from your russian experience often the smartest people in these countries are given the domestically colonel security function and uh and it's interesting to me how folks like that often want talk about what they do i i had a fascinating three hour meeting with the head of qaddafi secret police once before i was at the state department and we went added on a imprisoning dissidents on torture and weather was effective or not and uh he he was i think fascinated to meet me as i was fascinated to meet him and he you know do you do you ever convince somebody in a meeting with that of course not but i i wanna you know i always wanted to use those meetings to get it into the heads of these people that they are being watched that people need somebody in the world who has power knows what they are doing and that there may be at some point as a consequence of those facts consequences for that person if uh if they cross a certain line and again i think you know taking had away is it it it it's a radical change so i i look back on being a diplomat and and you know i think about all the amazing interesting conversations with uh with leaders around the world and and and officials and and how fascinating the issues were.