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Fresh update on "qaeda" discussed on NPR News Now
"So you know it's a right. Family members say they called nine one one for an ambulance because Wallace was having a mental health crisis? The White House issued a statement blaming the situation on Liberal Democrats Gulf coast residents are bracing for the arrival of Hurricane. Zeta tonight. It is the twenty seventh named storm of the season and stands to become the fifth to strike Louisiana forecasters as Ada could calls life threatening storm surge in the southeastern part of the state. By midday, a hurricane warning has posted from Morgan City Louisiana. So the Mississippi Alabama state line. This is NPR news. A federal judge has rejected the idea of having the Justice Department replaced president trump in a defamation case the department argued that the government and taxpayers should replace the president as the defendant in the case because he was sued while in office. Aging, Carol filed the suit after the president denied raping her decades ago inside a Manhattan department store. Gunman. In year are holding an American hostage she was reportedly kidnapped for ransom. As. NPR's Michele Keleman the west African nation has been struggling to contain terrorist threats from Isis and Al Qaeda. Local news reports identified the man as Philip. who had been living, Inisia- with his wife and children the State Department doesn't identify him but confirms an American was abducted Inisia-. It says the department is providing the family with all possible consular assistance and working closely with local authorities, kidnappings and attacks on Westerners are common in Asia where Isis and al Qaeda are active two months ago isis militants killed six French aid workers and their guides while they were visiting a wildlife park. In the west African nation Michelle Kellerman NPR news Washington voters in the East African nation of Tanzania are going to the polls today for presidential election in which the incumbent seeking another five year term. The opposition says the vote is being undermined by manipulation deadly violence Internet services were slowed ahead of polls opening fewer major election observers will be president and few foreign media have received approval to report on the ground. This is NPR..
Fresh update on "qaeda" discussed on Intelligence Matters
"Do you assess the threat to US interests today from groups like Isis al Qaeda and other like minded groups Honestly. I'm worried I'm not paying enough attention to it at. You're starting to see what we thought would happen. You know as we withdrew we'd withdraw from these battlefields. Syrian rock very similar to the the tent two, thousand, ten eleven period where Organiz militant groups are there with that Mike. Question is are they focused on the US anymore you know as. We move back from these battlefields they still engaged to assert to the same degree about provoking attack, and that's where I don't know the answer and I'm not sure I'm worried that we're trying to fight so many things that so many fronts simultaneously without a clear plan Russian election interference China's global state competition domestic extremist at home cyber is its own battlespace. We switched in two thousand sixteen. If it was now I still would have been on maybe television talking about Isis and we don't even mention it now. So I that were slipping a little bit out of that space but that could be as well just because I'm not paying attention enough attention personally. But I do have some concerns that I I remember in the past two decades that when we take the pressure off these terrorist networks they do regenerate. My question is are they still focused on America as much as they were ten years ago that question I don't have a good answer to so Clinton one. Last question you've been fantastic with your time. What do you think is the greatest national security threat? Facing the United States what worries you the most the lack of unity inside America about what we believe what we stand for and what will fight for honestly I it's remarkable. I've been approached a lot over the last few years and I would love to do it in twenty one, which is, how does America Represent itself and fight in the information space and the question that I always arrive at is what do we want to say to the world and that is not clear I don't really know that it was clear in the war on terror we gonNA. Protect people keep them safe but we are also going to advance democracy in the principles of of a free world open Internet those sorts of things I can't say that's the case right now I don't really know what the messages and I feel like America vis-a-vis China. Or in Europe with our partners, if we're battling Russia or if we're going up against international extremist, what would we say to them? What would we offer as a replacement? That's my biggest concern is twenty, twenty one will we know who we are so that we can defend ourselves both at home and abroad? Yeah. I have exactly the same sense that the biggest threat to us at this moment is us. I worry a lot about that clint thank you so much for joining us today. This has been. Fascinating discussion I've learned a lot and I'm sure my listeners have learned a lot as well. So thank you for joining cycle. Nicer. It's I I am honored to be all with my one of my heroes from the counterterrorism days. So just for everybody's listening to their everybody wanted to be Michael we were we were there young counterterrorism workers so ecstatic to be on your today takes things opportunity you're welcomes great to have you thanks. That was Clint Watts I Michael Morale please join.
Fresh update on "qaeda" discussed on Intelligence Matters
"And worked on Intel reform and when I wasn't doing that Ram projects in between there on short contracts. Tracking Social Media and terrorist, and that's really how I two thousand twelve. was. The last time is working FBI hit. On a contract, I come out and was doing cybersecurity research for financial industry, and on the side, we had this project which was tracking foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria on social media, and that's how we found the Russians heading into the election. Twenty sixteen is they were posing as Americans in Syria or in and around Syria discussion. So very weird route, but it's it's worked out. Somehow my listeners should know that the combating terrorism Center at West Point is I think the leading think tank in the world on terrorism and counterterrorism It is a really remarkable organization and Group of people and people should go check out the website. I think it's a pretty special place. It was such a great experience having come out of the FBI in Grad. School and we were doing declassified All the stuff you're were capturing. You know overseas on the battlefields of Al Qaeda documents and it was a great sort of intersection between academia and the government academia and the private sector public sector. We're really able to kind of do research for the FBI and Special Operations Command control, and it was just a great. It was really one of the more remarkable times in my career. This three year period. There will when I was based there Clinton's second thing I want to ask you about before we get to the the main discussion is about your book published two years ago. Now, I think messing with the enemy surviving in a social media world of hackers, terrorists, Russians, and fake news. Why did you write in? What are its main themes? Yes. So I actually pitched that book. In two thousand, fifteen after doing social media influence for about ten years and I had done a lot of it at the think-tank. The Foreign Policy Research Institute in have been publishing about the al-Qaeda and Isis. Split during that time. and. It was interesting. I had also done a paper for the Center for the study of intelligence at the CIA and had gotten to publish there, which is you could see this idea of social media herding in- influence really coming together from Al Qaeda. Isis. But also the Arab spring on the other side. We were tapping into the Russians over time was all of these social movements were clustering in the rules of the wisdom of the crowd. So to speak where holding anymore we I felt as if crowds were getting dumber almost by the day, is they conglomerate it?.
Fresh update on "qaeda" discussed on Michael Berry
"Dennison. Associate Justice Amy Cockney Barrett officially joining the Supreme Court earlier today, Chief Justice John Roberts administered that judicial oath, so bear it in a private ceremony this morning. Morning after Barrett took the constitutional oath in a White House ceremony, the oath that I have suddenly taken means at its core. That I will do my job. Without any fear or favor. Burt is expected to solidify the Supreme Court's conservative base with a 6 to 3 majority boxes. Jared Halpern, the U. S Central Command says seven Al Qaeda leaders were killed by a drone strike last week in Syria, carried out by an American Reaper drone in northwest Syria. It's the third strike against Al Qaeda in the hotbed of Idlib since last month, all executed by the military's elite joint Special Operations Command boxes. Lucas Tomlinson at the Pentagon, America is listening to Fox News. Now you away I local news with just one week left until Election Day is up to the state Supreme Court to decide of dozens of Bella drop off sites around the state will remain closed. Cheryl Drazen with the Anti Defamation League says they felt the need to challenge the governor's order in court. When the governor Greg Abbott, issued a proclamation that was limit all 254 counties across the state to just one absentee ballot drop up site. We knew that we needed to make voting safer and more accessible for all voters as we work to stop the spread of the Corona. Iris governor. Abbott says that closing the ballot drop sites will help ensure balance security. A Texas land commissioner George P. Bush, may run for Texas, attorney general a senior adviser tells the Texas Tribune. There have been requests from donors to challenge fellow Republican Kim Paxton for the office in 2022. Paxton's been accused of abuse of office and bribery by former staff members over relationship with a donor. I'm carry locking from the.
Fresh update on "qaeda" discussed on Sean Hannity
"We're going to win the great state of Michigan and we're going to win four more years in the White House President Trump in Michigan at one of three campaign rallies today the U. S. Military continues to take out Islamic terrorists. A U. S drone strike killed seven Al Qaeda leaders in Syria late last week. That, according to the U. S. Central Command, is not clear who exactly was killed The airstrike carried out by an American Reaper drone in northwest Syria. It's the third strike against Al Qaeda in the hotbed of Idlib since last month. All executed by the military's elite Joint Special Operations Command at the Pentagon, Lucas Tomlinson Fox News, Your water and sewer rates will be going up in 2021 public Works. Officials will return to the council on November 17th to present their recommended rate increases for next year, expected to be around 5% for a residential customer that uses around 7500 gallons of water a month. They would see a $3.66 increase in there bill. The council also heard a report on diversity, inclusion and civil rights. The project could lead to forming a bored within the city. Finally, during the Fourth of July holiday, the city wrote 75 citations for fireworks violations each cost $250 plus court costs..
‘It’s a New Day’: Sudan Exults to Be Taken Off List of Terror States
"USA DOT ORG. President trump says Sudan to be removed from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism by Sami mackney. Cairo. President Donald Trump on Monday said Sudan will be removed from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism if it follows through on its pledge to pay three, hundred, thirty, five, million dollars to American terror victims and their families but some hurt in the attacks weren't happy with the deal. The move would open the door for the African country to get international loans and aid needed to revive its battered economy and rescued the country's transition to democracy the announcement just two weeks ahead of the US presidential election also comes as the trump administration works to get other Arab countries such as Sudan to join the United Arab, Emirates and Bahrain's recent recognition of Israel. Delisting Sudan from the state sponsors. Blacklist is a key incentive for the Sudanese government to normalize relations with Israel. Trump's announcement came after Treasury Secretary Steven mnuchin traveled to Bahrain to cement the Gulf states recognition of the Jewish state. Trump tweeted great news new government of Sudan, which is making great progress agreed to pay three, hundred, thirty, five, million dollars to US terror victims and families once deposited, I will lift Sudan from the state sponsors of terrorism list at long last justice for the American people and big step for Sudan. Sudan has agreed to pay compensation for victims of the Nineteen Ninety, eight bombings of the US. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania attacks conducted by of bin Laden's al-Qaeda network while bin Laden was living in Sudan. General Farrah Bihan head of Sudan's ruling Sovereign Council welcomed trump's announcement. As constructive step. He said in a tweet, the removal would come in recognition of the historic change has taken place in Sudan. Sudan, his own a fragile path to democracy after a popular uprising. Last year led to the military to overthrow autocratic leader Omar Al-Bashir in April nineteen. A military civilian government now runs the country with elections possible in late twenty, twenty two. In an address to the nation Prime Minister Abdullah Home Doc said getting off the list would help his government benefit from debt relief and access foreign loans and investments which are seen as the country's gateway to economic recovery. The country has more than sixty billion dollars in foreign debt he said. It's a long way. He said it needs serious planning and hard work to achieve the maximum benefit of this opportunity. Once, the compensation money has been deposited. Trump is designed an order removing Sudan from the terrorism list on which has languished under heavy American sanctions for twenty seven years. Is Than. Expected to act to restore Sudan's sovereign immunity which would effectively stop future compensation claims from being
"qaeda" Discussed on Quick News Daily Podcast
"From a Notre Dame law professor Kennedy, you know that the arguments will be that situation was distinguishable the nomination the vacancy did not arise in the presidential election year it arose the year before in June when present when Justice Powell retired and Justice Kennedy was nominated in November of the prior-year moreover. He was nomination after bork's nomination had failed and Ginsberg withdrew his nomination. So the wrangling for the spot conversation about the spot the existence of the spot had been that way for a long time before that moreover. Kennedy is a moderate Republican and he replaced a moderate Republican Powell. We're talking about Justice Scalia, you know the staunchest conservative on the court and we're talking dog. Him being replaced by someone who could dramatically flip the balance of power in the court. It's not a lateral move. Maybe you've seen this already. But if you haven't that was Professor Amy Coney Barrett. Yes current Supreme Court FrontRunner Amy, Coney Barrett. So let me just ask if it would have been bad in 2016 to change power dramatically off in a far-right Justice died. Why is it different when the far left justice died intent Barack Obama is not president. Oh, by the way, CNN did a poll and it found that 59% of all Americans said that the winner of the November election should decide the next Supreme Court nominee. Not just Donald Trump willy-nilly so hm interesting job. So we're just want an update the story from yesterday real quick. Is that story about Pennsylvania in those secrecy ballots or secrecy envelopes I should say. So it looks like I handed a backwards. So here's a clip from Pennsylvania TV station that is giving some instructions and some clear guidance on what to do mail in those ballots over two million pennsylvanians wage and Rising have requested a mail-in ballot last week. The state supreme court issued a ruling that if you don't place your actual ballot inside of this so-called C wage envelope, your vote won't count all ballots in All Counties have three key components the ballot itself a nondescript secrecy envelope that says official election back on it and the outer envelope that you'll sign and date and send if your ballot is not inside the secrecy envelope, otherwise called a naked ballot. It can't be cut off. In June, we did count the naked ballots for the general election after the state Supreme Court ruling. We are not able to count the naked balance Melanie. Oesch under his Washington counties director of elections in the June primary nearly 5% of Washington counties ballots didn't have a secrecy envelope. I think voters will be more aware this election and more cautious to make sure they've done it correctly Statewide experts worry that could mean around a hundred thousand uncounted ballots. This November President Trump won, Pennsylvania by 44000 votes in 2016. It's an easy mistake to make right Susana Almeida is with common cause of Voting Rights group that opposes this decision that said Almeida says getting the word out now encouraging voters to read the directions on their ballots will hopefully mitigate any disenfranchisement Silver Linings here is that we really have a lot of clarity right voters now know and Advocates and County elections officials now dead. No rules are all right. So just to put this all in one place, you will fill out your ballot fold it in half your ballot will go inside of the secrecy envelope the secrecy on break up with the ballot will go inside of your declaration envelope. That is what you will sign date and either send or drop off with your local elections office so that it goes ballot into the secrecy envelope into the Declaration envelope ballot secrecy declaration person woman camera TV. Okay. Just remember that. That's the order in this story here. That's really personal for me. Let's talk about Senator. Ron Johnson in his homeland security committee. Now, this is the committee that's been investigating Hunter Biden Hunter Biden in Berea, and Ukraine and wow. This ended a little bit too proud. We don't you think this is a quote from the New York Times quote. But in eighty seven page report summing up the findings released. Jointly on Wednesday by the homeland security and finance committees contained no evidence. Let me repeat that no evidence that the Elder Biden improperly manipulated American policy toward Ukraine or committed any other misdeed in fact investigators heard witness testimony that rebooted those charges and quote. Sorry Ron. I guess you're a little Russian propaganda campaign didn't exactly work out where I own get this is just a Wisconsin thing. But like, how can we have Tammy Baldwin one of the most Progressive senators and she wins by 10 plus points in 2018 in her re-election, but Were Somehow also have Russian Ron like what kind of sense does that make? Come on, Wisconsin voters.
Afghanistan Peace Talks Open in Qatar, Seeking End to Decades of War
"Have officially begun the long and likely arduous process of negotiating a peaceful and prosperous future after nearly two decades of war. NPR's Matthew Schwartz reports the Afghan government and the Taliban met Indo Hock, the capital of Qatar. Today. Several concessions were made to get to these peace talks. The U. S promised a complete withdrawal of its troops by next spring in exchange for a Taliban promise to renounce al Qaida and terrorism. The Afghan government promised to release 5000 Taliban prisoners in exchange for the release of 1000 of its security forces. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke at the opening ceremony. We welcome the Taliban commitment not to host international terrorist groups. Including Al Qaeda. Or to allow them to use Afghan territory to train. Recruit or to fundraise. Other goals for the talks include a permanent cease fire and establishing rights for women and minorities. Matthew Schwartz
Do You Have The 411 On 9/11? - It Was A Dystopian Nightmare
"Hello. This is Stephanie and this is Talk Tales and Trivia the show where I talk about enlightening topics about society culture and the topics that affect the world we live in plus some trivia so that you yes, you can stump your family and friends is so interesting and fun. But this topic today this topic right now on this episode is not so much fun because we are coming up upon an anniversary that really truly some Americans wish had never happened and that is the September eleven attacks. This at timber eleven, attacks often referred to as nine eleven. Remember were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group. al-Qaeda? Against the United States on the morning of Tuesday September eleventh two, thousand and one some of you weren't even born but yet it affects all of us to this day. No matter how old we are the attacks resulted in two, thousand, nine, hundred and seventy, seven deaths over twenty, five, thousand injuries and substantial long term health consequences in addition to at least ten billion dollars in infrastructure and property damage. But did you know that nine eleven is the single deadliest terrorist attack and human history and the single deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers in the history of the United States with three hundred and forty-three firefighters losing their lives and seventy two law enforcement officers losing their lives. Speaking for al Qaeda leader Osama Bin. Laden had said that quote it has become clear that the West and general and America in particular have an unspeakable hatred for Islam. It is the hatred of Crusaders terrorism against America deserves to be praised because it was a response to injustice aimed at forcing America to stop its support for Israel which kills. In. Quote. Even, though that was somewhat an admission of guilt by Osama bin Laden. He stopped short of admitting responsibility for the attacks but. Eventually, he did admit to the attacks. Yes. Shortly before the US presidential election and two thousand and four bin Laden used a taped statement to publicly acknowledge al Qaeda's involvement and the attacks on the United States he admitted his direct links to the attacks and said they were carried out because we are free. And want to regain freedom for our nation. As you undermine our security, we undermine yours bin Laden said, he had personally directed his followers to attack the world trade centers and the Pentagon. The impact of nine eleven extends beyond geopolitics though and into society and culture and. Immediate responses to nine eleven did include greater focus on home life and time spent with family. It really did hire church attendance and increased expressions of patriotism such as flying of the American flag. In the immediate aftermath of the attacks President George W Bush proclaimed Friday September, fourteenth two, thousand, and one as a national day of prayer and remembrance for the victims of the terrorist attacks on September eleventh Patriot Day officially known as National Day of service and remembrance is observed every September eleventh in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks on that day Patriot's Day will be on Friday this Friday September, Eleventh Twenty Twenty also I find on Kapadia on the search of Patriots Day. The flag of the United States is flown at half-mast at the White House and on all US government buildings and establishments throughout the world Americans are also encouraged to display flags in an outside their homes as many many due to this day. Remember that Patriot Day is not a federal holiday though okay. Schools and businesses remained open and observance of the occasion and that we will never forget and that America will not be stopped or halted even for one day memorial ceremonies for the two, thousand, nine, hundred, and seventy, seven victims. Are often held, but that does not include a matter of fact at excludes the nineteen hijackers who also perished we do not memorialize them.
US service member injured in Somalia in attack carried out by al-Shabab
"Has been wounded in combat in Somalia. It happened this morning. Lucas Tomlinson has more from Washington and attacked by Al Qaeda Ling fighters wounded in American service member in Somalia The attack took place 300 miles south of Mogadishu. The U. S military's Africa Command says the militant group Al Shabaab used a car bomb and mortar fire in his attack on US and Somali forces during a joint patrol. The military says the American service members in stable condition with non life threatening injuries. Hundreds of American soldiers remain in Somalia and have launched a record number of drone strikes on the terrorist group.
The Trump Administration's Policies in Afghanistan and Africa
"The foundation for the Defense of Democracies. He's a senior fellow keeps the Long word journal with Tom Johnson and his colleagues. We go immediately to Afghanistan because here during the Republican convention We want to explicate what we can of the Republican intention if it is successful, winning a second term for President Trump and then to remark upon thee. Trump administration's policies in Africa, particularly when it comes to the kind of length organization Al Shabaab on the attack. Billa Very good evening to Afghanistan, you and Tom for many weeks and months now. Have illustrated that the trump policy from the first term was to make a deal with the Taliban and withdraw as much of the American presidents as possible. And hope for the best. I do not expect the Republicans toe have another direction is your sense bill that the military is quit with Afghanistan? As much as the political apparatus is quit, are there of two minds here? Good evening to you, Bill. Good evening, John. Yes. So I agree with you. The Trump Administration is not going to change policy in Afghanistan, Um, barring some type of major events. Um, it's it's just both sides of the aisle are pushing the end The endless wars narrative, which, of course is ridiculous, because the jihadists have a say, and they're going to keep fighting when we leave, of course. We could. You could say something like we wantto end our involvement in these wars. Fine, But the wars will continue our enemies get a vote, and they're nowhere near tired of fighting. The U. S. First the U. S military goes for Afghanistan. Give US military as a whole. Once out of Afghanistan, it's been a drain on their resource is on their energy. Um, I don't. I think they don't see an end. There. They feel again. I'm not speaking for the entire military. And this was the sense I get from millet, you know, from top military leaders. Who have basically signed on signed off on this policy. There's been no objection publicly to this policy of, uh, negotiating with the Taliban and cutting a deal with them, even though they support Al Qaeda. In the meantime, the Taliban and there is Taliban Afghanistan. In several iterations, there's Taliban, Pakistan and several generations the Taliban is preparing for Nearly triumph, but rule I follow from your posting at long word general that Tariq eat Taliban. Pakistan is congratulating the Muslim UMA in general and the Mujahideen in particular on the merger of the two main groups of jihad in Pakistan. Can we regard this as a temporary merger because and they'll be back to fighting over cities or is there some collective push now for the Pakistan, Taliban and the Afghanistan Taliban to work together? So I think there's a push for the Pakistani Taliban in the Afghan Taliban already work close together, Um they Pakistani Taliban fighters have refocused their efforts to Afghanistan. After Pakistani military operations against them. Remember the Pakistanis play a double game? You're You're a good jihadist If you fight in Afghanistan are cashmere, but you're bad jihadists in the fight against the Pakistani state. So this merger that came up really? I found a little surprising because I could point back to a statement in 2015, where the one of the two groups of it's called One of them's Hezbollah, Har. Um, you know, so it had announced that it already merged with the movement of the calibre, or should I say there were ties broken during the turmoil back in 14 4015 with Mullah Omar staffed and when Melissa was alone took over the Pakistani Taliban. Ah, lot of inside baseball, but I won't go into but they had already announced that they had reunited, so something has happened here. Within the last five years. I think this is really sort of There was probably some kind of personality dispute, and I think a lot of this is for propaganda anyway. Really, to just say, hey, look, we're all unified. We're all going to, you know, operate under the same command when I think essentially they were doing the same thing. I go to Africa because you are a U is a long word General have resource is to cover the story of Al Shabaab. We spoke recently of their surprisingly professional looking videos of their recruiting on their training. Now we have a report from long word general of Al Shabaab on the attack hotel military base suicide assault, reminding me that this is a very sophisticated outfit trained with Al Qaeda, Sze Ah complex attacks as Al Shabaab growing and strength to your measure, it does the next Trump administration need to pour more resource is or get out as well. Yes. Oh, Africa has always been fascinating, particularly Somalia. I think some outside of the Taliban Shabbab is the most effective jihadist insurgency in the world. They have They continually take the fight to the rump some Somali government they control 25% of the country despite the fact that you have the African Union and the US and what they could piece together the Somali military and police. To oppose them, and they're there have very good propaganda. As you noted, It's improved a lot over the years and there are very effective at conducting their attacks and keeping their their fighters. Trained and keeping them in the rank and file. Remember, there's been an attempt by the Islamic state to poach from Shabaab, but it's been largely unsuccessful. Not only did they have they conducted major attacks on military bases and hotels, yet another town this one outside of the town of Baidoa, which eyes in sorry the city. If I go, it's probably the second largest city in southern Somalia. Um they took over the town after the Somali military withdrew in the Somali military withdrew from that town because Shabaab was besieging it, so I think Um, I always reluctant to say they're growing in strength. Thes groups have sort of There's an Evan flow to the fighting, and sometimes particularly went outside groups. When the African Union and the US start piling on them. They have some issues, but they're able to await it out. That's the one thing these John, one of the several things that they have. To their advantage. They have the time. You know, that old saying goes, we have all the clocks, but they have all the time While they're very patient in their fight. They're very patient in their jihad. While we have men may have sophisticated military equipment, that's the clocks. They have the time and patients in the will to fight these battles, not enough terms of the US election cycles but in terms of decades Built in general. Now we're at the crossroads for another administration, either, Mr Trump second. Mr Biden's first. Is there any indication pattern worldwide that Al Qaeda is waiting for that decision, or are they staying on the offensive? Matt, no matter who wins. Yeah, I think there are on the offensive. No matter who wins. They do follow the political situation here, but I think they've come to the conclusion that this is just my opinion here. But I think they've come to the conclusion that it doesn't really matter again that end the endless wars narrative and and the actions by the U. S government over two successive administrations. Policies of withdrawn, scaled down and whatnot would look to us is withdrawing troops from Iraq. It just closed that the major based ontology or at least US personnel being at that base. Almost 2000 troops are coming out of there. Um, they see this all and nature there taking it all in, and they realized that the end of our fight in administration is not going to counter act. These measures. Bill Rocha
Feds seize millions of dollars in cryptocurrency raised by major terrorist groups, DOJ says
"Feds intercepting millions in crypto currency said to go to terror organization millions of dollars from crypto currency accounts have been seized by the Justice Department accounts the U. S government says were used by militant groups like Al Qaeda and Isis to raise money for violent operations. Trump Administration says the groups used the accounts to solicit donations through in some cases, a bogus scam for protective equipment for the Corona virus pandemic. Crypto currencies like Bitcoin have been used for criminal transactions because they're thought to be hard to trace. Assistant attorney general in charge of national security, says the action taken there's law enforcement remains steps ahead
Feds seize millions of dollars in cryptocurrency raised by major terrorist groups, DOJ says
"The Justice Department says it has seized an estimated $2 million from Crypto currency accounts that the Islamic state and other terrorist groups used to raise money as NPR's Ryan Lucas reports. This is the U. S government's largest seizure and bobbing terrorist organizations. The Justice Department says it broke up financing efforts for three terrorist groups. Islamic state. Al Qaeda and the military wing of Hamas officials say the groups were using crypto currency accounts to solicit donations from across the globe to finance their operations. Case related to the Islamic state involves an alleged scam to sell fake personal protective equipment on a website called facemask center dot com. The department says it seized around $2 million more than 300 crypto currency accounts as well as websites and Facebook page is related to the terrorist fundraising efforts. Officials say the move will deprive the terrorist organizations of money to buy weapons and fund their
Interview With Commander Kirk Lippold
"Welcome back. This is two of my interview with Kamenda Cook Leopold retired us. Commend. Commanding Officer of the US ask coal. When When it came under a suicide terror attack. by Al Qaeda back in the port of Yemen and. This was a In many ways the event that foreshadowed to nine eleven we import one we were talking about what happened back in that time we've been talking about leadership and politically how latest. Military has become. Driven by politics I want to expand further into this conversation I'm really grateful. Commend Leopold is with us here because. We are in a very different time as we're having this conversation as recording compensation were in the midst of a pandemic in two, thousand, nine, hundred, twenty however. There is more going on here and I want to dive into the political understandings of what's going on because. Politics, is a very interesting thing when it comes to the military because. The military is famously neutral. One about how serving your commander in chief to protect the country. CETERA. But for the first time, I've been studying politics. And actually American politics for since I was ten years old. and. Fla. First Time I can remember you now getting military leaders coming out and speaking. So yet retired Admiral William mcraven new came out and criticize trump about what was happening with the Kurds you've got general mathis who served under trump coming out and talking about trump and doing militarily, and now you've got trump talking about this the bounty that Russia's put out on American soldiers and saying it's a hoax. First of all, I want to ask you what is your thought on military leaders. Millet certainly retired ones but coming out and actually doing what they've never been I don't remember ever doing before and saying this is out of order. What's your thoughts on? Why I think you're you're crossing the line and I think part of that was driven by decision. The United States made post Vietnam where we chose to no longer have a draft where we would select people to serve in the military for a defined period of time but instead went to the all volunteer force and the way I have always approached it is. When you choose to serve and you'd like, I've mentioned in in part one was you choose that life of consequence in the service to your nation Yes enduring your period of service there may come decisions. That are going to be political in nature and let's face it. You can have the military giving you orders but who ultimately gives that direction? It are political appointees. And if you as a military officer spun to mentally disagree with the direction of those orders being given by your political masters because that's how our nation is designed in, you really get to choices in life. Put Up and shut up or get out. and. At some point in time serving in the military is not supposed to be a job for life. You hang up your Spurs. If you stayed long enough, you'll get a retirement check every single mom and then guess what go find work that contributes positively to the future of our nation, and that's I've tried to do is to give back to teach people those leadership skills. That we need out in the business world, I mean when eighty percent of the retired admirals generals go to work for the defense industry they're not sharing that expertise that they could be sharing with business in the civilian community to make even better and make sure that we understand as Americans how the military works and how we think wire we are the respected institution that we are. I think it's very disappointing when you got a lot of these military officers who choose to speak out against the president of the United States because. If you're going to have a military where they've enjoyed all the benefits including the political benefits of being senior in rank like that, and then they want to use that positional authority still wearing their stars on their callers or on their sleeve to somehow now feel that they are entitled to speak out about the commander in chief. That's fine. If you want to take on the policies, that's one thing when. You attack the individual I don't care what president it is whether it's President Bush. President Obama President Trump Benue are crossing a line at that point that even though you may have come from the civilian ranks served in the military in your civilian again if you want to maintain that professional ethos exemplified by General Marshal. Way Back in post World War Two. Then guess what challenged the policies don't challenge the people.
2 hurt in drive-by shooting in Alki, Seattle
"A drive by shooting in Seattle. It happened at around two Sunday morning at 55th and Al Qaeda Avenue Southwest in west Seattle. That's where officers found a parked truck that was struck by bullets. Two men were shot there, one of the chest, another in the arm. Both were taken to harbor view in serious condition. Officers CIA vehicle was seen speeding from that area Police and
Two Men Hurt In Drive-By Shooting In West Seattle
"Investigating a drive by shooting happened around to this morning at 55th and Al Qaeda Avenue southwest in west Seattle. Police found a parked truck. They were struck by bullets. Two men were shot one of the chest, another in the arm. 1/3 man, not hurt, both of the injured taken to harbor view in serious condition. Police say a vehicle was seen speeding from the area. But there's no description of the shooter or shooters just yet.
Charlie Kirk: Coronavirus stimulus
"And you have Schumer Pelosi. In Biden one hundred twenty five years, Charlie Kirk of failure, unmitigated failure, swap failure and I. Think of my kids. You met my son. He's twenty one years old. My daughter's eighteen and I would think about your America their America and when I say you know, live free or die, American, the world on the brink I'm not joking. And very specifically will be probably the biggest choice election by far in my lifetime, and maybe since eighteen sixty, and there's a lot at stake We can go through the issues if you want, but it's. It's there's there's not one issue we agree on that. I can think of for the most part yet, and you wrote this, and it just really sent chills down my spine. You wrote this book to sound an alarm as a warning. Warning to my fellow patriots about the left's undying commitment turn America into a land, our parents, founders and framers wouldn't recognize it. It's perfectly put, and that's the direction that they're headed on page twenty seven. You have a great part about how Ben Franklin says we ever republic. If you can keep it, can you talk more about how this truly is? A referendum election in some sense and the left is trying to do to our country. Well the the story about Franklin's interesting, because it's, it's the constitutional convention and somebody says he comes out one days, says, is it a monarchy republic republic? If you can keep it Reagan, I quote him off. When I give speeches, said Freedom Charlie and you know this is but one generation away from extinction. And you know when if you want understand if socialism is adopted if their stated goal is adopted America as we know, it then becomes unrecognizable look, I can understand psychologically. There's a component of maybe people that that have been indoctrinated in schools, and you're great at this because you're going in to hostile environments every day, and you're saying you know what there's another way of thinking here, so maybe the idea that people think Charlie that some things are oh, everything's going to be free and they're gonNA forgive my loans at I'll have a guaranteed government job guaranteed government food. How did obamacare workout now? We're GONNA have Medicare for all or or double down on the stupidity of Obamacare and guaranteed retirement. Guaranteed vacation sounds great. But simple math shows you that you'll never get there. And that's why in the Fourth Chapter of the book did this whole history of socialism which is a history of failure? The point is look at the issues. If if we're talking about law and order. They've cited in Portland in Seattle and new. York and Chicago with the radicals. Joe Biden his yet that I know of said one good thing about the ninety nine percent of cops protect and serve and put their lives on the line for us every day. You're right. Okay, so law and order taxes. He's pledging to raise your taxes through the roof. That will destroy the economy Then they're gonNA just add all the bureaucracy. The Donald Trump spent almost four years. Eliminating that'll be gone. That means nobody's GONNA WANNA DO Business. That's why the Biden Obama economy was so bad. Then you look at where now energy independent for the first time in seventy five years with a number, one producer of energy in the world will lose that for sure We'll shut down coal fracking. Oil Gas exploration production those tens of millions of jobs high paying jobs career jobs for people. Then it's about amnesty. Or the United Sanctuary states of America versus Border Security and law and order of never mind foreign policy. We haven't even touched that part yet, so. There's a lot at stake. If those plans stated plans are implemented. America will go down the past you know. The Trash bin of history as Reagan, said Freedom One generation away from extinction we will. It I shudder to think what will happen the three you and your children by kids, and and maybe one day grandkids. ARE READY FOR THAT And I love the framing, because as the founder said either we're GonNa live free and defendant right now, or we're gonNA. Have a country that you know. We don't WanNa live it, and that's really the framing. That is so important right now, and you talk about and I'm really pleased about this. Shawn because I think we have forgotten about the Russia hoax too quickly in. In the conservative movement, you have been the leader on this every night. You were covering it. You didn't let us forget you help. Muller Accountable, you had investigative journalism and it just seemed that an Oxana names, but other conservatives just kind of drifted away from like Oh. That's what happened happened. You have two chapters on this in the book. Can you talk about that? Yeah I mean I call it Charlie, the the biggest corruption abuse of power scandal in history and the Ukraine was oh. Okay, we failed with Muller after three years. We won't. We won't even bother with a special prosecutor not to I'm going backwards here but to get to Ukraine. You? Know they're talking about quid pro quos, but you have to ignore their presidential candidate on video saying you're not getting a billion US tax payer dollars unless you're fire. That prosecutor is named Shokhin. WHO's investigating my son Hunter who went on a and said? Do you have any experience in oil? No Gas, no energy, nope, any experience in Ukraine. Nope, why are you being paid millions? No, because you dad, so there was a quid pro quo and millions of dollars for the Biden I call crime family. That's exactly right, so. Listen and China's even worse. You get to this whole thing what we now know and I believe what's coming. It's like, and this is where the media's corrupt because. They're just the propaganda wing of all things democratic. Socialist. We now know and have all the evidence that we'd ever need is that they protected their favorite candidate. Hillary Clinton. For things you and I and everybody you know that follows you and you have a massive audience would. Literally never get away with. If you had subpoenaed emails Charlie Kirk and you decided to delete them, and you decided to acid. Wash your hard drive with something. I had never heard about bleeped bleach bit and bust up your devices with hammers. You'd go to jail. If you violated the espionage act, you'd go to jail. They protected her. Then the narrative began we now know began in August. We know crossfire hurricane representatives actually went to brief. President Trump General Flynn. Flynn on national security, but they were there to try and get information on trump and Russia, the most amazing part of this, because the Democrats and the media live for all these years is that they knew and they said and they wrote, and they even testified. There was never any evidence, but there was a dirty Russian dossier. And now we know even the New York Times acknowledged full full of Russian disinformation and that was used. And they were warned not to use it, but high ranking people abusing their power, wanting to take out candidate, trump, transition, team, trump, and then deep into the Presidency Donald Trump. They use the dirty Russian misinformation dossier to ruin Carter pages life and roomed his civil liberties and constitutional rights, but more importantly to spy on candidate trump, and then they had their insurance policy. The fact that the mob in the media ignores it is beyond comprehension. I have so I have two chapters. One is on the Russia hoax, and the other is on this whole impeachment witch hunt. And I want everybody in your audience to understand one thing here if I can get one point across. Yeah, they hate Donald Trump, but they hate us more. They think we are as Peter. Struck, said the smell by the way I probably shop at Walmart say money. Why not you have a woman I love Walmart I love COSCO's. I Love I love it all. And I've shopped there my whole life I mean people always stopped me when I'm in a grocery? So, what are you doing here? Shopping? Wa I like to eat a cracks me up. So but think about that. smelly Walmart Shoppers while irredeemable deplorables, wow! Bitter Americans as Obama said that WANNA cling to their God. I'm guilty their Second Amendment Rights Guilty Bibles and religion I'm guilty of that, too. But. It's contempt for your audience. It's contemporary my audience. It's because they knew better. And they will ling. This was an attempted coup. Now do I think there's going to be arrests and prosecutions I? Do spend much slower than any of us would have liked, but the evidence is overwhelming. It's incontrovertible sad actually that this could happen. That was going to be my follow up. Question Sean because when I travel and we get thousands of e mails a on this topic. When are people going to go to jail? And can you give me insight on this? Can you give us any clues any crumbs that we're starting to see from Durham? It's I call them. It's funny. You say crumbs because call them the the Attorney General Bar breadcrumbs. It's like Hansel and Gretel. Remember. We're we're trying to follow and see the trail exactly yeah. He did say that the president was spied on. It did happen illegally. The. Think about this. If you go before Judge Judy I wouldn't WANNA lot because Judge Judy I. I've met her once she'll eviscerate. You I watched her show. You. Don't go before a court. The information that you have not verified. It actually said at the top of a FISO Warren Charlie. It says verified. Okay. We now know the dossier was unverifiable. The sub source we now know, said this this bar talk. We were making this up. This was never meant for anything and again Hillary paid for it funneled money separate issue. And so, what is going to happen I don't have a crystal ball but I. do know all of the facts that are in the public. Are Enough to indict many of the names that your audience is most familiar with. I would argue. Komi McCabe struck page. I'd like to know a clapper. Brennan's role in all of this ends up being and and others. The more fascinating deep question is. Will they get to that January fifth twenty seventeen meeting inside the Oval Office? This is when member Biden said George Stephanopoulos Oh I. Don't know. Anything about this, you know this whole impeachment Russia thing. He was the one same. Bring up the Logan Act fifteen days later Susan Rice in that meeting did the Cya memo the day that Donald Trump was inaugurated. Obama in that meeting shot Sally Age by saying a He. He knew everything about the Kislyak Michael Flynn call. If we look. To sum it up. I think we're GONNA get there because the evidence. Is that overwhelming? If we don't. I fear for the country? Because of you. GonNa Raid Manafort's home predawn raid and you're going to raid Roger Stone's home. For lying to Congress by the all many of the names I mentioned were referred for the same crime and you're gonNA. Pull it twenty nine guys in tactical gear, frogmen and tip off CNN cameras and. Have a biased jury for person. We won't have equal justice and equal application of our laws, and worse than that Charlie is. We lose our constitution. Yes, all our laws are are predicated on next great document and some `perfect, but it creates the path to perfection at a more perfect union so. Long answers. I'M GONNA talk. Show I love it. No, this is what our audience needs to hear, and and thank you for that and look I I completely agree because if we do not have people and I, say this as carefully as I can in handcuffs for what they did Donald Trump then I I will lose faith in the American justice system I. Don't want that and I don't want revenge I don't retribution I want people to be held accountable and I would want the same if someone did this to Barack Obama because it should never happen to a leader ever. Yes. and. They've gone after every single trump friend confidant, and yet if you oppose Donald Trump you get different treatment, talk a lot about the constitution in your book and the founding of our country, Sean going to be honest, I've been very let down by some of these supreme. Court decisions lately Can you comment on that and the importance to get more people like Kavanagh? Who's actually ruled brilliantly? Unlike John Roberts. I! I'm a little. I don't know what's happening. Roberts I have my theory I guess I have my sources people that. have their own ideas based on some knowledge? For whatever reason and I think this goes back to the obamacare decision. He has allowed. How the court appears to influence his decision making. I also sense with no evidence whatsoever. You're not a big fan of president trump, but that should not come into his thinking. Now. If getting rid of bureaucracy and lowering taxes and energy, independence, and securing our borders, and law and order are all part of this election. Let me tell you another big part of it. And it's you know we're taping this ninety. Whatever days away from the Election Day, I what about and we got asked. What about the Supreme Court? Yes, I go through a whole list I. Forget what paid maybe sixty seven I forget. A. In the book. Of. All the things Democrats would do if they're getting power one, is they? WanNa, stack the courts. Get rid of the Electoral College. And I. What, they're saying they. WanNa do is scary. They used to hide it Charlie. When I every single Liberal Democrat running for office, they would run to the left in the primary. They race back to the center, but you knew they wanted the left. There now openly embracing the most radical elements in the country and you know. Unfortunately we're watching it all. Play out nightly on TV and and that sad what I see happening when I think we have to remind a trump supporters that these are not trump appointed justices, a gorsuch I think ruled incorrectly on one ruling. That's it besides that gorsuch and cavenaugh have been tremendous and terrific verses Roberts. I just think we have to give the audience a sense. Sense of continued conviction that the trump appointed justices will continue to rule correctly and Clarence. Thomas and you know the the Thomas Family. They get no credit at all. I mean what he has done. And can you comment on that? 'cause I, E, you've actually been you open my eyes to that like eight years ago and I never learned about Clarence Thomas as a high schooler until you I mentioned it just as a quick aside on his incredible career. I like to do on TV and antidote on radio, too. Sometimes I call it the Hannity history, lesson 'cause I lived through all of this. I know this is going to see. You're not even thirty three, but my radio journey started in nineteen eighty-seven crazy right. Now on my twenty fifth year of Fox, I didn't think I last two. So I feel very blessed. As a side note if you haven't read my grandfather's son. Which is about Clarence Thomas is life. It's amazing. But. You know it's interesting because him and Scalia. To my opinion, my to most favorite justices in my lifetime. Scalia this incredible wit and genius and understanding and. They got a little acerbic side to when when he was questioning Clarence Thomas always set by quietly. What they called a high tech lynching at the time, the more modern. Let it. You gotTA. Remember Yeah. And you know. It was then Senator Ted Kennedy you know Robert Bork's America the borking of America. That was Clarence Thomas. Now we see it more recently cavenaugh. It exposes. The, who is Joe Biden? Who is his team? Because Clarence Thomas and Justice Scalia or the people we need on that court. We call them constitutionalists or originalists, the original intent, not people that would sight foreign law as liberal justices have done or not people that feel that they can rule by judicial Fiat and dictate or legislate from the bench. Democrats always wanted the court to do that which they could never. Do legislatively or win at the ballot box and that's why they want. We call them. Activists Justices Clarence Thomas. has shown a fidelity to the Constitution at the Antony Scalia. That is beyond enviable And the differences styles always interesting, too because Justice Thomas will always be quiet. That's very few questions. Anthony Scalia was in there in a wrestling with people. I don't know about John Roberts. I can't get into it, but I do believe the next president United States is a very good chance. You have a lot of older justices may want to retire. And I think that the next this election in just three short months. That's on the ballot and that's that's generational now. And Sean I think we have to pressure the Biden campaign to do what trump did and release a list of justices I mean president trump was so transparent and Joe Biden hasn't done it yet. Intentionally, of course, because he'll probably put repeated to lieber something on the United States Supreme Court I mean as horrifying as that might be so in two two quick closing question Sean and thank you for being so generous with your time anchorage, everyone you know. Know go by live, free or die. the first is this. Can you just talk about? We are heading into the election. A lot of trump supporters. They're failed. They're falling victim. They suppression pulse I wish that wasn't the case, but it seems like the memory of two thousand sixteen as faded where people forget. We were down by double digits. Can you just give a little vote of confidence to some of our listeners out there? That think we're just losing. I WANNA. Give the vote of confidence, but I want people to feel this way. I want people to think I'll use a football analogy that our mutual friend Linda that you know. Who's your biggest fan? My radio producer? He's amazing. Amazing, but she doesn't even know how many points you get a touchdown, so I'm giving these football analogies. I, want this election. I want people to feel the way I feel which is. We're on our own twenty. Two minutes to go. We have no time outs We're down by six. We got a cross. The plane marched down the field, cross the plane and hit the extra point to win. So if people feel a sense of genuine urgency and worry and concern, I'm cool with that because fear often as a great motivator, not irrational field fear, but if people do not vote, you will get the government that they're telling you. They're going to give you believe. That that is their agenda. To be a Republican and win. You GotTa always use this analogy got to run the table I gotTA. Get Florida Georgia North Carolina can't win without Ohio. No Republican's ever become president without it right? You got hold Iowa then you got pick off Pennsylvania Wisconsin hopefully Michigan maybe MINNEA- Minnesota will be play. Maybe the city of Arizona will be in play. By Joe Biden reference for those of you. That didn't get. We got a hold Arizona Gopher Nevada New Mexico. New Hampshire and Maine's second congressional district. If every single mom, this is a battle cry. You started out this interview with this. I wrote this book not because I like writing books. My last book I donated every Penny I made to charity I don't care. It's not that. This is a tipping point. Charlie this is I, don't. See if these policies are implemented how America recovers. Irreparable harm the to the rule of law to our courts to our economy, they want to wipe out the lifeblood of of the world's economy. This this promise of socialism and I go into such detail about how it's always failed. Here's a quick socialism of example. Member obamacare. Keep your doctor keep your plan. Save on average twenty five hundred dollars a year per family right? Okay. Millions lost their doctors. Millions lost their plans. We're all paying about two hundred percent more and add to that. Forty percent of Americans almost forty percent have only one obamacare Biden Carriage James Choice now. How did they do with that promise? Medicare is going broke. How did they do it? That promised social security. Charlie hate the break this here. He paying into it. You probably won't get it I. Barely Skate through, and they might give me ten cents until they means tested and then take it back, How does it? How did Liberal government work in New York City with all the anarchy cutting a billion dollars, so please? How's IT WORKING IN CHICAGO? All. These liberal cities have where the violence we've been talking about takes place. They all have one thing in common. They've been run by Liberal Democrats for decades right. Most of these states have been run into the ground by Liberal Democrats for decades. If you WANNA know what America will look like if Biden Bolshevik Bernie. Pelosi Schumer and Bozo. That team gets place look at new. York state and city look at Chicago the City Illinois. The State Look at California. Look at Oregon. Look at Portland, the city. Look at Seattle. Look at the state of Washington. Yes. And I. Love this country too much. You know it's an all hands on deck moment and Every everyone of you've got this connection with younger people in this country. You have this incredible. A credible platform you built, and it's become powerful and meaningful and transformative to the country, and you're going out there, and you're fighting on these college campuses and you. You know it's not easy to be in the middle of a I call it a shift. Show all the time, but let's well put, but you do it. And it's freedom works. Every time you give up freedom for security, you lose your freedom because the security that they're offering. These promises that can never ever be fulfilled. In America. The land. I'll close with this unless you want to go further I can keep going the. Barry Farber who was a mentor of mine. Just recently passed away like ninety ninety one. And he always said there's never been a country in the history of mankind that has accumulated more power and abused at less than the United States well I add. A country in the history of mankind that has accumulated more power abused at less, but used it to advanced human condition. The reason America is great and exceptional. If I can say that today, it's not perfect, but it's great. An exceptional is because of its people, and because of the fundamentals of liberty and freedom. So that? Natural rights versus government or rights, natural rights come from God doubt by our Creator. Life Liberty pursuit of happiness while you can't pursue happiness these days in Chicago New York Moreland Seattle. So there's a lot on the line. I love your audience. I'm so thankful for all you're doing, and you've got a great team that you building review and you're out there fighting the fight and I just urge you guys. Just fight like your country depends on it. Because America's, we know it. It's all hanging in the balance. Yet was Sean. You've been so generous the last quick thing I defend the president all the time personally as a person. Can you comment on that because I've had the opportunity to meet him? not as much as you obviously and get to know him, but a lot of people here misrepresentations in lies about who he is as a human being. Let's close on this note. Can you just mention one or two things that that people can take away from that? You know first of all. It's interesting. Nobody seems to understand Donald trump yet. They don't want to understand. I mean Donald Trump. The Dog Bites the beasts, things you feeling sad or get cancer. You Complain Trump. I mean that's how saying the leftist. But here's a guy that is so unique he this guy is like a soon nami force of energy like I've never met my life. The most distinct and unique quality he's had is as president. You mentioned the Supreme Court. He put those people that he said he put. He cut the bureaucracy as he said he'd caught, and he cut the taxes as he said he'd cut. He did the North Dakota. A keystone pipelines Anwar Likey said he would. He's building the wall or almost four hundred miles. A wall by the by election will be over four hundred miles. He found a way it was. It was an uphill climb He said he wanted to pull us out of foreign conflicts, but not back away from evil defeated. The Caliphate took out. Baghdadi and Associates took out Sola Mani took out the Al. Qaeda leader in Yemen. So? What makes him special and unique in terms of presidency is that he is who you see is who you get. The guy that's fights on twitter is the guy that's fighting for a better trade. Deal the guy that fights. Against Liberal Democrats and the media mob is the same guy is fighting to keep his promises that to me makes him the most unique transformative political figure in our lifetime. And Right now. The. We tip the scales. You have a choice. It's never been a bigger choice. He will keep his promises. Coronas been a little bit of a curve ball to the world, but even that ten days after the first case, the only guy that I know of thought about a travel ban will be donald trump. They were teaching at the time and Joe Binder Biden was call them Sinophobic, so he's a man of his word. He's a man that will fight to his last dying breath for this country and the promises he made, and that makes them in my view very transformative. Men will. The book is live for Your Die God bless you, Sean, thank you for that. You do and we really appreciate. It helps you soon. Thanks bye. What a great conversation that was! Please email me or questions freedom. Charlie Kirk Dot Com freedom at Charlie. KIRK DOT COM please type in trolley. Kirk, show your podcast provider. Hit subscribe, give us a five star reviews screen shot at an email us. If you want to win a signed copy of the Maga- doctrine, please get involved with turning-point USA at Teepee USA dot com that is Teepee USA DOT com. 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Trump to send 'surge' of hundreds of federal agents to cities
"Trump's dispatch of federal agents, first to Portland, Oregon and now to other cities has touched off an intense legal and political debate. David Martin has Our Sunday Journal. What are you doing? Use your words. What are you doing? Video of men in camouflage snatching a protester off the streets of Portland, Oregon, set off a pandemic of confusion and outrage. What is going on confusion about who these men are on outrage at President Trump's threat to do the same in other cities? We're looking in Chicago two. We're looking at New York. Look at what's going on all run by Democrats all run by very liberal Democrats. The Democratic mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, said she would welcome federal help to fight crime. No wants no part of what she's seeing on the streets of Portland. We don't need federal troops. We don't need unnamed secret federal agents roaming around the streets of Chicago, the agents important look like soldiers. In fact, they're members of the border patrol far from their usual missions of going after drug smugglers along the Mexican border. They're under the command of acting Director of Homeland Security. Chad Wolf. These officers are not military. They are civilian police officers. These police officers are not stormtroopers. They're not the Gestapo if some have described them, there has been a tremendous a tremendous amount of false information out there. Mark Morgan, head of customs and Border protection. Provided a citizen's guide to the insignia on their uniforms Patrol. Clearly police. It's marked on the front and the back clearly every single agent a CZ. Portland's protests continued in the aftermath of George forwards death. Trump administration moved in to protect federal building from Vandals. These individuals carry lasers, baseball bats. Explosive fireworks, metal pipes, last bottles, accelerants and other weapons, all targeting federal facilities and federal law enforcement. There are plenty of protesters who do not fit that description. Women who call themselves the wall of moms. Naval Academy graduate Christopher David, who stood his ground but did not appear to threaten the federal agents. They kept hitting me and he eventually hit my hand and broke it. I needed to stay as calm as possible. I had no idea what these guys were capable of. Even the mayor doesn't want these federal agents inner city got hit with tear gas provoked the mayor calls it urban warfare. Paul Rosenzweig, who served in the Department of Homeland Security. DHHS under Republican President George Bush calls it unprecedented. Never have I seen it before where the federal government has imposed its will on the state and says We're going to do this mission whether you want us here or not. It's unprecedented. Is it legal? It is probably on the border lines of legal The department was created in the anxious days after 9 11 when another attack was fear terrorists attacks by Al Qaeda or a nuclear weapon or a biological threat. Never did We contemplate that they actually be used against American citizens, and that's where the authority has been stretched beyond all recognition. And here is what most people don't know about D H S. The Department of Homeland Security has more law enforcement resource is at its disposal than the rest of the federal government combined. This is the kind of first time that the American public is seeing that the reality of that Acting DHHS. Chief Wolf, who traveled to Portland to inspect the damage, says it's all about protecting federal property. But in addition to tear Gates, there is Mohr than a whiff of politics in the air. The acting secretary has chosen to essentially declare war on a segment of the American populace. It's transparently a political exercise. Transparently political. What do you mean? This is, I think clearly part and parcel off President Trump's ongoing Ah political effort to demonize the left to try and make this election about Cultural issues and to scare the American public into voting for him. However, the battle of Portland and there is something else at stake. What does it do to the image and reputation of the Department of Homeland Security? This incident is going to do lasting damage to the department. I think that the department is a necessary component of our national security apparatus. But this is going to do nothing but give ammunition to those who think off the department as a rogue. Police force. That ought not to exist.
Seattle police investigating after 'several bags’ of human remains found on shore
"Seattle police searching for clues after several bags of human remains found Friday afternoon in west Seattle the remains were found near the water there in the eleven hundred block of al Qaeda Avenue southwest after after police police were were notified notified about about a a suspicious suspicious bag bag with with a a foul foul odor odor coming coming from from it it on on the the beach beach police police found found an an initial initial bag bag on on the the beach beach in in the the noticed noticed another another in in the the water water so so they they widen widen their their search search and located more even at the harbor patrol assisting their with their boat detectives were called to the scene after an on scene investigator concluded that the contents were human remains no word on how long the bags were there before the discovery
Police: 'Several bags' of human remains found at West Seattle beach
"Reports of a suspicious bag and west Seattle led police to a gruesome discovery on al Qaeda beach officers found several bags containing human remains at the beach Friday afternoon another bag was also found in the water detectives say they're working closely with the king county medical examiner to
French forces kill al-Qaida's North African commander
"France's defense minister says the French military and allied forces in Mali have killed the long time leader of al-qaeda's north African arm and what would be a major victory for France after years of battling jihadists in the Sahel Abd al Malik group gal was killed in an operation in northern Mali along with several in his
Coming out stories: Jessie
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It's just because you like what she's wearing kind of thing. So did you have a full-on crush with friends are modum best friend car. We speak about it now. All the time I always had quite pretaped. Fem boyfriends like the real girly pretty looking. Boys Lot really gorgeous. I mean sticker wig on like you have me different. You know a really long blonde hair and blue eyes that kind of thing but I would always got like a boy in the school for like two free weeks then that want to have a case whatever else fancy many more fancy someone else so you got around it that way you ever. Did you ever have any so-social called coincide? We're boys well had boyfriends growing up but like never kind of pass the quite kissing unquote phase until I got to sixteen. Hottest boyfriend is v day and he was a couple years older than me. When I sixteen. Yes I lost my virginity to a boy and experience. I just knew it wasn't I mean not love him but not like that mean and decide. I Wa- I was with him for year and I was thinking I don't want this to happen anymore. From the age of sixteen I moved away from home to go to this performing Arts College. I went to London. Said cops mean just slightly out of London and I lived there all of a sudden I got all this freedom from the age of sixteen had quite a bit of money in my account. Because I've done a lot of like TV jobs. Growing up performing arts stage shows in the western moments safety from got spunk connor. Sixteen I got friends. Who the Guy Boys Era Doreen Bird for college and obviously used to be like a fried are like come on. We got into town and we'd go to like heaven in London G. Y. When it was a story in London sixty nights not so it was in the ninety S. I'm yeah yeah late nineties and it was just incredible. I remember the first time we can in thinking. I just feel so high and at the time I still have this boyfriend in Essex. The LOST MARVELED UNITY TO I. Don't use remember standing in Heaven under the arches in London. And there's like this kind of Baolcony bit that surrounds the dance floor and you look down dots on remember seeing this girl. She's really fit and I was really attracted to. I don't just couldn't help a thou- I don't speaking my friends my gay male friends and they didn't know what I was going for all. She's happy to be going out with them to these gay ause. I thought you were straight gail. Just hanging around with look coming out for the law a few drinks always the Joe. Ca- me some looking down the balcony and this girl. She keeps looking at me but I couldn't say to my friends because it didn't know Oth- oh maybe a light boys and girls and that's okay. I've got bisexual friends. Maybe having all this free my heads the guys went to the toilet. Now you know what guys like when I go to the toilet. I took forever in the them. Guideline that stock saw. I like all way here knew exactly what I was doing. I just as they went away. I said make sure you come back away in this box. It was always packed. I'm looking at with the dance floor and she's gone whereas Cisco Gone Looking for. Oh what am I going to turn round? She was there a my face. She went you guy. And Yeah a believer city. I just went and we still kissing and it was like the most incredible experience of my entire life. I had my first Lesbian Kiss in heaven. Then she went on what she name. I was like Jesse and she said Oh. Hi I'm Laura. I'm just going to tell my friends where I am. And she she was doing didn't show. Yes you slightly older. The me lie. She knew and I'll just start as low fly baby into dancing when she starts then he walks off Patrick Species Leffler. That was me I was like. I was all in a panic but it was amazing. Incredible Fade in the NFL. And she go back Laura. Laura thought Noah I'll tell you so she didn't come back but you know I was kind of relieved because my friends then came back from the toilet and I did not explained by the way. I'm a lesbian now because I didn't know how always failing so they just about the toilet and things ripple nothing happening here and my friends. My best friend crease. He was longer than usual. So a Wolfer the dance ought to say and this. Chris was out yet. Either Chris Wherever you not. We've all been waiting for you. The was still up the balcony bay towards the toiler. This time I said. Where have you been all that was a massive Qaeda's a massive q? And Chris a totally black game and deny walk. Bad person for doing this is because I wanted to tell him what did just happen to me. I'll make Chris. Don't lie a know your I of just seeing you kissing this guy outside the toiler Ole all. Please don't tell anybody score Asia's whatever Russkoe shocked by the way. I'm very sorry to to the Scottish people but yeah I told him. Talk Bobby off just kissed. A girl just jumped this massive hug all throughout college. Chris was gay arm lesbian. We just had this collection together that nobody knew we love here so he had been kissing a boy saw. The toiler wouldn't totally blocked and got it. Rai Yes a totally go awry stays this one night of say Dave and tell you I was wearing. I remember every dates how it was such a massive. Carter point in my life. It was an awakening an awakening. It why love is the fact that you literally have sounds like that was the first time you'd ever verbalize those words. I'm gay and then within about three seconds you're kissing a woman. She just stuck tongue thrown up for where she's bloody gorgeous. She's ready Fan. I'M NOT GONNA say no and honestly wanted for such a long time and then obviously a couple of months down the line. Chris and I start going out together and my best friend best friend from college and like it was just so amazing. I had this guy best friend the I could be myself around all that stuff going school on new fancy my best friend at school. Actually I'd accepted everything. Do you ever told you best friend at school. I've told her since we still in really good contact now and we did have a bit of a case in a nightclub in the she went. You always fancied SCO avenue it co- cover stop it but yeah on. A sleigh is just amazing and then going through. I realized I thought I liked boys as well. I thought I was bisexual because I had such love. You still have this boy talk. So what happened to him? Well I just kind of Went Down Essex to visit my family to visit him. Nauseous largest is just not for me. Didn't she say to him? I can't be reviewed because on lesbian artist could earn just went ready. I wasn't ready and all that judgment. I thought I was going to get. You know I always as kind of grown up being around heterosexual people all the time like I didn't until I went to college. I never I've never had a gay friend or it wasn't until as much as it is. Now I I remember seeing grey notre ones in G. Y. On shooters that's amazing. He's gay made on TV. I just it does make a difference. Doesn't it having those role models and those people out Amoco's well that's really amazing what you're doing as well because having things like this. I think if I'd had this growing up it would have helped me to just accept to lot quicker like I went through thing whereas maybe if I just set with another guy I would be straight because I really struggled with. Don't want to be a lesbian for was. Why was there a period than what you really were in the closet and didn't want to admit it to be especially when I came home from college like summer holidays and that kind of stuff unites along six weeks? When you can't feel you can be yourself. I mean I don't need to have a badge. Sign on Lesbian. But you know if I saw Angelina Jolie on telly I want to be out. Say she fit mom more. Hold him back a huge part of May and of my life and there was this guy. It fixed incomes calm the Gary H and he says a fancy adult. I kept knocking on the door. Boot Ronald Flowers. I even went on a date things. My mom was always lovely what you should go on a date with him. I'm not in the end. Don't thinking what am I doing? So this one I sixteen. It was about eight months off to my first lesbian. Kiss only eight months in the closet though nothing. I honestly I've had a really easy story. Compared to a lot of my friends it was just basically me except for myself to mom. Mom I gotTa tell you something. I'M LESBIAN. She went all right. Then what you want dinner. Brilliant Mommy Brooks absolute legend but honestly since then she said to me awful guy for if as I thought. I'll just go with it but should well. 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"qaeda" Discussed on Covert
"Bush and his inner circle of advisers. Fran Townsend said that they had to untangle the web of small elements that made up always network with with all kinds of Iraq. Frankly what we what. We said we needed to do when we saw them. Having the mental was to step back and say okay what has given them this momentum clearly they had these individual cells clearly they were able to share bombing expertise clearly removing moving some money and then component pieces to explosives and so you begin to break it down you say okay. I have to look at each of the discrete elements How is he moving money. How are they communicating. Where are they getting the component pieces for what are each of the components and what would you need to put it together and I'm going to target each discrete discreet tiny little element if I can begin to pull little elements away. Suddenly the whole thing falls of its own weight and that's exactly what happened. The president encouraged the entire community military intelligence all of it to look at how they could support each other in pulling discreet little elements away to be creative live to find the technology that it was going to require and the intelligence it was gonNA require and that's exactly what the military and the intelligence community did you come and I and the days where you have where the momentum you feel like the momentum hasn't been with you you start with your thought is really so much so so simple all its let nothing blow up today. Let me get through today with nothing blowing up and I can if I can string two and three and four days together I can then switch switch the momentum. I mean you really you start. When momentum is not with you and you're frustrated with very modest goals. Let us get through this day and figure out how to make that two tim days. Al-Zour Cowie seemed to have the power to strike it will and yet somehow he remained completely hidden when you really didn't know what he was doing in Iraq back in. We didn't know like diddy lives there to have kids there. Where was he moving What was his support network. I think what most counterterrorism officials I will tell you as you go through periods where you feel beleaguered right you go through periods where you have your making very limited progress and you're trying to understand why that that is why does he seem to have momentum behind him and you're trying to figure out what can. I do to change that dynamic but anybody who's been in this fight will tell you that's what that's what happens you go through these periods and you've got to push through and you've got to understand what is it. That's giving him the momentum and how do you take that away from him. He was so well hidden that no one had a recent photo of him. Let alone any idea where he might be. He didn't use a mobile phone for fear. It would be tracked. He only met with a select group of trusted advisers visors whose whereabouts were also on known finding Al-Zour cowie would prove difficult but not impossible over a period of analysis this they had picked up on a few predictable elements of zircon ways movements. We knew that we had a spiritual adviser. We knew that he was going to visit him. We identified a car hard that he was going to take to get there and so as you got each of those little elements you understood that it was absolutely inevitable that would be successful is just just a matter of being patient because eventually he would. We had enough intelligence and enough of a network that eventually he was. GonNa make a mistake us an opportunity and that's exactly what happened through the combined efforts of interrogators under tremendous amount of pressure to deliver results quickly every day we were reminded minded how important it was to find an killer capture. Obama suttles Kylie because use the key to winning the war and that pressure was reinforced for a variety of leaders leaders continuously on us and task force black. The momentum had shifted the the rates of his network. We're getting faster and closer to him so you had the sense. We're we're going to get there. You had you had an increasing confidence that we were getting closer that we putting the squeeze on and and that the military was ultimately going to be successful. Al-Zour Cowie's final days are upon him. That's next time on covert. Covert is an audio boom in world meteorites co-production hosted by me Jaime Rennell. It's produced by audio booms. 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"qaeda" Discussed on Covert
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Five hundred miles to the west of Baghdad or Al-Zour Cowie was was born in one thousand nine hundred sixty six author of insurgent Iraq. I'll ZERKALO WE IN THE NEW GENERATION Loretta Napoleonic other cow is a working class individual. It does not belong to an elitist family in that is very very different from the majority of the lead there some of the Jihadist Movement and arcade them his his background is he was a criminal. You know he spent time in Jordanian prison for sexual assault salt he was a drug dealer. He was a petty criminal Jordan. Well there is a there's a narrative which you find in the lives of of quite a lot the people who got involved without Kaieda and I suppose you could say that there's a period in their lives which you might call the sinful years crazy years as I mean you saw it with some of the nine eleven hijackers that there was a period of their life when they've been drinking heavily and doing lots of things which clearly Islam would consider very very very Harare unplayed Zaccaria was one of those people I mean accounts differ as to whether he was actually hard boozing villa in his hometown now it's certainly true that he was involved in some forms of crime and that he probably had some kind of a piff unie some kind of moments when he realized that he he's life was going the wrong way and the Islam was the answer for him and of course many of those people who had kind of experience often in jail became the most militant jihadist because they felt they had redeemed their lives and discovered purpose in one thousand nine hundred nine. All ZACCARIA traveled to Afghanistan to become a freedom MM fighter against the Soviet occupation it was there he met his mentor and Inspiration Osama bin Laden at the beginning of two thousand finally finally Auxerre car. We met Osama bin Laden. It was a very interesting meeting with the leader of al-Qaeda a very very powerful man in Afghanistan. Also cow was a novelty. It was the leader of this small group of individuals who did not even have a name that did not not have base and the reason why are the Cowie met is because he was looking for a sponsor he was looking for money. He wanted to set up a little camp where he could look after his followers. Osama bin Laden offer Cowie to become part of Al.. Okay dumb former White House counterterrorism adviser Fran Townsend Sir Kelly really came to at least my attention I think many in the counterterrorism community me during the millennium the ninety nine to two thousand period there had been a series of raids in Jordan and there was a threat in inside Jordan there was tremendous cooperation between the FBI the CIA and our Jordanian counterparts during in fact we deployed a number of FBI agents. It's over to Jordan to work with the CIA and the Jordanians and during the course of that investigation it became clear the leader of the cell was an individual by the name of Zarcal. We we knew he was an important terrorists figure. We knew he was an important operational leader. I don't think anyone at that point in time. Imagine you you know more than a decade later we would be chasing him inside. Iraq where he would become an even more influential figure in Al Qaeda in the wake of September eleventh much of the Al Qaeda leadership went into hiding in the tribal belt between Afghanistan and Pakistan the United States had begun its invasion of Afghanistan Afghanistan Zorka we and other al-Qaeda fighters meanwhile had crossed over to Iran and then into the northern Iraq region known as Kurdistan now now that move is very much the beginning of the making with made because the Americans were informed of the existence of outsor- Cowie at the end of two thousand and one by the Kurdish secret service the Kurdish secret service alerted Americans the odds are Cowan was the link between between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein it was clear as we were in Iraq the increasing importance of czar calloway inside al-Qaeda circles he had come up during the course of the war in Afghanistan people understood his importance as an operational leader and he was clearly trusted by bin Laden Auden and Al Qaeda senior leadership and so when he was deployed if you will from the federal administrative tribal aries into Iraq we understood as the the American counterterrorism community that this was a significant event this was he was well liked by soldiers and al Qaeda. He was well respected by leadership. He was incredibly capable he was experienced and so he had that unique combination of skills that would allow him to be a real force on for al Qaeda against US inside Iraq in two thousand three the US and other coalition forces entered Iraq and the Saddam Hussein regime quickly collapsed but it created a major power vacuum houser Collie who was hiding in the shadows kick started a campaign of violence. He stirred up the hatred between Iraq's two main religious groups the majority Shia Muslims and the minority Sunnis he then created a militant group with the aim of killing as many many Shias as possible and sparking a brutal cycle of violence across the nation and it was drawing the attention of the United States especially Secretary Three of State Colin Powell on the fifth of February two thousand and three calling power when to Security Council and in front of the words presented also Cowie as link between Qaidam and Saddam Hussein nobody at art of Our cowie before that day I mean everybody in the community of terrorists expert and never heard his name interestingly pressingly enough from that moment onwards also cowie became the men masterminded immaturity of the terrorist various attack which had taken place after nine eleven also Conway's group was named by intelligence officials al Qaeda in Iraq or for short short a Q. I when you look at Al.. Qaeda's mission in Iraq is our couch mission. We mistakenly look at these organizations as terrorist groups. This is too narrow. These are revolutionary organizations that want to spread an idea they can return to what they call a caliphate of fourteen centuries old old concept that there's a pure way to live according to the Koran Prophet Muhammad targets included bombing the offices of the United Nations and the Red Cross regular attacks tax on the basis of US military coalition forces but in an effort to maximize casualties the terrorist group shifted its attention to targeting public markets. It's police stations mosques and with it media coverage and in the eyes of our Collie this was attention on his movement and an important recruitment Krugman tool former interrogator and author of how to break a terrorist Matthew Alexander. There's a large influx of foreign fighters into Iraq after the Abu Abu Ghraib scandal which was essentially al-Qaeda's number one recruiting tool for convincing young Muslims from all across from everywhere from North Africa all across the Middle East to come to Iraq and fight in what they termed Jihad in these foreign fighters were extremely potent because they were the ones who made most of the suicide bombers so they're the ones that essentially we're also the most brutal I think the largely the ax you see like beheadings happen because of these foreign fighters and not so much because of Iraqis Al-Zour collie orchestrated numerous suicide bombings a devastating series of attacks in March two thousand four killed close to two hundred people at she a holy sites czar Cowie was is at the top of the target list inside Iraq one because of the bloodshed he was causing and not just of Iraqis. I mean this. This terrorist leader became a primary source of injuries and killings of our own soldiers and coalition forces and so absolutely he became prominent on the scope of the president in terms of briefings and targets then on May eleventh.
"qaeda" Discussed on Covert
"Their weapons ammunition night vision goggles and radio equipment these fighters were part of a secret of Unit code-named Task Force black they we're traveling towards a remote farmhouse on the outskirts of Baghdad inside was their target Abu Musab Al's Hikari the mastermind into behind countless bombings kidnappings and beheadings as the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq as the operation approached the farmhouse to smaller helicopters flanked them they were accompanied by a couple of smaller headquarters lynxes with snipers in them that would orbit over the target and then last in the order if you like this little fly on Mada were a couple of big helicopters with the force that would be used to put what they call a calm around the Alpha the corden being the belt of security so that if anybody jumped out the window made a run for it S- quarters as they call them they edit eh either the people in the helicopters the orbiting snipers or the call would take care of those people the fighters landed stealthily onto the Desert Floor Floor and began closing in on the property to scouts climbed over a small stonewall and crawled towards the farmhouse looking for signs of life and and possible entrance points pinning their backs against the uneven concrete. They peered through a crack in the wall to catch a glimpse inside inside the building walls if you like a protection detail of people for this particular Amir that's at the SAS targeted there were at least two possibly three wearing wearing suicide vests they will hall a dozen sold rifles. There were dozens of hand grenades. These people are heavily armed. They must be protecting being something or someone important but could it be. Abu Musab also Cari finally after years of brutal anarchy in the war-torn country. Could this be his end. Welcome to covert show about the shadowy world of international espionage top secret military operations rations. The entire country was essentially embroiled in a civil war. There is a beheadings every day. They're suicide bombings. There is retaliatory acts of terrorism going on between the city and she answer every day you would wake up and read about murders decapitations types. I'm Jamie Rennell and I'm going to take you inside history's greatest special operations missions to learn about the brave soldiers and operatives who risked their lives to terminate the world's most wanted eliminate terrorist threats and protect countless innocent law. Abu Mussa Balza Cari had been thought to be responsible for years long bloody war in Iraq. Was this evil I think arguably over over the last several years no single person on this planet has had the blood of more innocent men women and children on his hands then Sarkar why and how and why did our colleagues terror begin but as a cow is doing in Iraq is trying to destroy completely the state in order to to rebuild it and from the ashes of this date we will rebuild the new state and this new states will be sort of carbon. Call me of the Caliphate. This is the true story of Task Force Black and the killing of one of Iraq's most vicious terrorist leaders Abu Abu Musab all's Hikari this is assault on al-Qaeda part one the rest of the fighters from task force black joined the scouts at the perimeter wall of the rustic farm building but as they drew near something surprised them mark urban even the author of two thousand eleven's task force black the explosive true story of the special secret forces war in Iraq as the SAS men from B squadron of twenty two s started to move towards the AL for the target. They realized it was not going to be a typical sort of mission. They they thought they could hear sounds inside the building. They approached the building very gingerly and a few of the men walked around a parked car that was under a car park and to to that surprise and satisfaction found that there was a door just wipe behind the call. If all's are Cowie one of the world's most wanted aged terrorists was inside. Why would he leave the door wide open. Would it be so easy to get inside. The unit opted to enter the compound through through the door only to find it was a trap almost as soon as they went through the door. They were hit by a hell of bullets the people inside clearly the news somebody who was coming they were armed and they will wait so they'd. Father's initial volley of bullets hit a couple of the SAS guys the SAS go always withdrew. Obviously they had casualties to treat so they withdrew to a safe distance. The airwaves were alive at moment with reports that there was resistance instance inside the building under they needed to take the appropriate action immediate action deal without resistance immediately for the commander on the spot a number of very difficult questions some of these incidents where heavy resistance was encountered they simply pulled back and dropped a bomb on the building and killed everybody inside for many different raisins the SAS on the ground decided not to do they wanted this person alive for intelligence purposes the longer they withdrew from the action the more opportunity to terrorists. I would have to destroy data that could lead the coalition forces to other Al Qaeda compounds the team again advanced towards the open door. They felt it was is worth trying to fight their way and that's what we did. They went into the building. They started to engage people in the dauntless in the rooms as they went into the building trying to clear Rimbaud task force black ran through the building taking out each al Qaeda operative in their path while al Qaeda fighters sprayed the night air with AK forty eighty seven fire but the al Qaeda cell were no match for the methodical and controlled fighting style of task force black suffered many casualties now. The downstairs was secured but the upstairs still needed to be investigated as one of the SAS fighters entered the stairwell of the farmhouse farmhouse. The top of the stairs above him was dark with no sign of life. He slowly walked up the stairs readying himself for any signs of booby traps. APPs were ambush as he reached the top step on the stairs a figure appeared as one of the SAS men who who was a staff sergeant. A team leader went up the stairs to the upper level. There was a suicide bomber waiting for him at the top of the stairs who detonated his suicide. We saw device. There was an explosion the SAS man was bloom down the stairs. There was a man down but special forces continued up the stairs moving past. Ask the now dead suicide bomber. The rest of the house was cleared. The fighters scan the rooms to their horror. Several women and children were caught up in the blast tragically. There were no survivors among them. The soldier however was still breathing with only slight bruising and Minor Lacerations Association's he would recover meanwhile operatives had captured five male al Qaeda hostages with the House now clear threat task force black started looking for any evidence linking the House with Alexander Cowie and to the teams surprise the sound of footsteps came came from above them grenade hit the ground outside the compound next to the entrance of the property followed by a flurry of machine gun fire there were other people they've been throwing grenades and opening fire at the SAS. They were killed to another man wearing a suicide vest a squirt or as they call it flat the back of the building and hate under a car that was parked behind the building. He was taken out. It's not clear whether it was one of the snipers helicopters talk about a corden forces were around the building the tallest building the Alpha so at the end of a sort of terrifying twenty minutes. There were a whole lot of dead people in this building including one person blowing himself up in an attempt to kill US soldiers. Another who hadn't had a chance is to detonate his best was lying dead under the car. There were spent cases grenades got every one of the date al Qaeda members that the has been stepped across. I've seen a photo of this had a grenade in his hand with the pain removed and clearly steph quite gingerly across him as they tried I to see what else was in the building. The special OPS mission proved to be a success inside the house. We captured five senior ranking members of al-Qaeda. We didn't know at the time they were senior. Ranking we thought or suspected they were because of the way they dress because of their mannerisms but we didn't really know what we had. That's it's the voice of Matthew Alexander senior military interrogator who oversaw the team tasked with finding out who those five men were and more importantly if they could lead him to Abu Musab collie. This was a guy who had murdered thousands of people in fact he murdered many more people than some of Bin Laden ever. Did you could say a colleague could be responsible for upwards of one hundred thousand deaths by starting the civil war in Iraq he wanted to be the leader of all tied in Mesopotamia and he I saw this struggle as part of the larger al-Qaeda struggle for dominance in the Middle East but is really all about him and his the strategy was to start a civil war in Iraq between Sunni and Shia and he believed American forces. 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"qaeda" Discussed on KTTH 770AM
"Trail this is the trail to the American people to me to my fellow service members who were all lied to told that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction was working with all Qaeda and that this pose a threat to the American people sign listed after nine eleven to protect our country to go after those who attacked us on that fateful day who took the lives of thousands of Americans the problem is that this current president is continuing to betray us we're supposed to be going after al Qaeda but over years now not only have we not gone after all kind of stronger today than they were in nine eleven our president is supporting al Qaeda thank you congressman but we our president is supporting al Qaeda if you want to make this argued about if you're a lying with this force in Syria that might and power al Qaeda that's not the way you say it our president is supporting al Qaeda that would be very much a hyper ventilation moment breathing into a paper bag if trump said it right about a Democrat and to be perfectly Frank we have gone after al Qaeda under multiple administrations bush Obama and trump also ISIS massive threat it grew I think because of some terrible policies under the Obama administration and they had a huge problem on their hands they had to go back into a rock wit to fight ISIS the trump administration's active and very effective at defeating ISIS I mean there is still very important work to be done against people who want to kill us Gabbard meanwhile is Ellen with Assad won't criticize the guy gassing and murdering hundreds of thousands of people in his country so I'm she has this weird stature where she's seems very reasonable and she served the country you got to respect that but what she's done on foreign policy that meet and greet and the apologies for Assad and for Ron it's just it's awful in that was I know she was kind of like your squeeze for time and she just blurted out our president is supporting al Qaeda that's not a good look this woman at all that's not a fair thing to say well literally moments ago president trump started speaking addressing reporters on the south lawn of the White House on his way to marine one as he often does often does it during this show as a matter of fact so we've got the audio ready to go here there was a question about this very quote about him supposedly supporting al Qaeda at the debate last night here's the president just moments ago at the White House responding.
"qaeda" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Cheater ever. And I said Al Qaeda, I meant Taliban leaders. Somebody somebody credible dolls somebody correct me and said, Al Qaeda's not Taliban that I sale Qaeda Taliban. So I know there's a difference between al-qaeda and the Taliban trading. The enemy. I think we could say, yes. Yes. Deepwater term, it doesn't show. Well, thank you. Thank you. Because the last thing we want to do is put out. Incorrect information out there about Al Qaeda about Al Qaeda. Yes, it does. It doesn't it doesn't change the statement on the negotiating position of the past of the the former president, right? So yes, but why did make sure that we straight? Yeah. All policies to write Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Yeah. I do no difference. It was just a it was it was a pause in my cerebrum in cerebellar. Thank you for the people. Who are correct see? But that's the point. We say we make any mistake. Even if it's not quarter with story. Oh. Right. Some people may describe that as a neurological gas issue. Melvin we if we the week get corrected immediately. Even if it's just, you know, spy mistakes. Yes. Right. Right. And by the way, we appreciate it. Because that's the last thing that we want because we know that the left will take advantage of you. If you if you are one hundred percent, accurate on everything. And when we when we say that the the debate has to be better from Republicans and the administration. It means you have to be accurate, and we have to be accurate to. So we did a right. Yes. We're accurate. One hundred twenty percent of the time. It was not done intentionally. No. I was I was not attempting to praise or insult al-qaeda more praise or insult the Taliban with that mistake. No. We will insult them later, but not..
"qaeda" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"He's calling. I'm Gary McNamara. Top of the hour when I said worst, go cheater ever. And I said al-qaeda, I meant Taliban leaders. Dolls somebody correct me and said Al Qaeda's not Taliban got that I sale Qaeda, Raymond, Alabama guy. So I know there's a difference between al-qaeda and the Taliban people trading the enemy. I think we could say, yes. Yes. Deepwater term, it it doesn't. Well. Thank you. Thank you. Because the last thing we want to do is put out. Incorrect information out there about Al Qaeda about Al Qaeda. It does it doesn't. It doesn't change the statement on the negotiating position of the past of the the former president, right? So yes, but want to make sure that we straightened out? Yeah. Yeah. All apologies to write al-qaeda and that wrong and the Taliban. Oh, yeah. I do no difference. It was just a it was a was a pause in my cerebral and cerebellar. Thank you for the people who a correct. But that's the point. We say we make any mistake. Even if it's not quarter with story. Oh. Right. Some people may describe that as a neurological gas issue. Melvin we if we something the week at corrected immediately. Even if it's just, you know, spy mistakes. Yes. Right. Right. And by the way, we appreciate it. Because that's the last thing that we want because we know that the left will take advantage of you. If you if you are one hundred percent, accurate on everything. And when we when we say that the the debate has to be better from Republicans and the administration. It means you have to be accurate, and we have to be accurate too. So we do a proper. Yes, we're accurate. One hundred twenty percent of the time. It was not done intentionally. No. I was I was not attempting to praise or insult al-qaeda more praise or insult the Taliban with that mistake. No. We will insult them later. But Mr. right.
"qaeda" Discussed on WJR 760
"Nineteen eighty. So he voted for a communist, and he became head of the CIA director. And we're worried about Russia. John Brennan, if you're if you're using the same standards to start a counterintelligence investigation. At least you have some behavior. He admitted he voted for Gus hall. He's a communist nobody had to sit there and figure out whether Obama traded an American deserter. For five Al Qaeda leaders. You can make a great point that letting those al-qaeda leaders go back and become part of the power base again against the United States is against US national security and should start a counterintelligence investigation. Right. You can make the case in line to the American public about the Iran deal and then put those two together. And then put those two together what nation is a bigger sponsor of international terrorism than Iran, and the reason that you don't and the reason the FBI doesn't do that as we explained earlier, and the reason there wasn't a call for it for the president for Obama was because the president himself gets to decide what is national security, and what is best for the United States. And what is not best that is the sole area where the president. Gets that exclusive of thority from the constitution of the United States. That's why they didn't go after Obama. Trump was different. Right. Bob has been different on.
"qaeda" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Unfortunately during that last we lost seventeen that day seventeen sailors, but the crew did an incredible job of preening fellowship mates and getting them off the ship in an hour and a half with what you know, what we had. Because basically we had no problem with water. No supplies, the ship was pretty much dead. The water. We had no, no, engines and only one generator was running. When that took place. Did you foresee, you know, first of all what could be coming next, obviously? But then after everything was said and done and you guys had taken care of the situation. Could you foresee, you know, Al Qaeda, very few people have ever heard of Al Qaeda? What was coming Levin months almost to the day? And then where we were headed from that day forward. Not at all as you know, Intel was a real issue in those days. It failed us miserably. It would have been nice to know there was sixty attacks in Yemen alone by all kinds of different organizations. But as you said, you know, we we felt like we were this stepping stone to nine eleven that it emboldened our enemy al-qaeda, which actually used even I didn't sink or we saved you're still use a film clips of our advertisements. They made their own film clips because the guy who was supposed to film it actually fell asleep. Never got the film done of our attack, but still celebrated and used that as a recruiting tool. That's just insane..
"qaeda" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"To seven BBC came up with one quick thing on the Saudi Arabia's situation. Is it possible for us to settle on a pronunciation of this man's, man? I would I would like to call a conference of everyone all media. What are we supposed to call this guy because I? Khashoggi initially heard that one on CNN. Hey, we're supposed to is CNN is the is the name first name in news. Right. I mean, this is the big the big one, right? Then I heard kashogi because show. Kashogi kashogi. Yes, kashogi is the one that. I think is I thought it was like the main. That's what I thought. I thought that we've been hearing that name since the eighties with Adnan kashogi who was a big arms dealer. Yeah. And he was in the he was mentioned in the Iran contra hearings. And so this is a name that's been. It was kashogi that doesn't that's not a determining factor anymore. Like if you call Copenhagen for five hundred years, it just turns the Copenhagen one day. Just everyone start saying copen hawks bullets bullets bullets Kabul. It's guitar. It's qatar. Nope. It's cutter. And then it was gutter for awhile. I remember gutter for awhile. Yeah. I don't know. I don't know how this happens Osama bin Laden, and then it was Osama bin Laden. It was Al Qaeda Al Qaeda, Al Qaeda in it was Q U idea and QA EDA all different spellings. I don't understand it. So I heard Cush Cush Khashoggi initially then kashogi and now on the way in today. I heard a New York Times person Sekou kashogi. Oh, you really Shoji? It's a whole new one in now we're like a week into the story, and there's already three different pronunciations. This guy's name. Can we settle on something? I wanna call him. Bob. I'm fine with that. I mean, what's his first name Jamal? I'm fine. Just let's call them Jamal Jamal was killed at the embassy. We can say it was Jamal. And what does all know, it's Jamal Khashoggi Khashoggi or kashogi. And then whatever the pronunciation is tomorrow. But you're right. We gotta get together on that. Because that drives me out of my mind irritating. Yeah. It is. It is. I I never understood the Usov Ozama thing. How did that happen? Why why did that happen? It's even less. Explicable? Right. The here you have a situation where it's it's the name is spelled the same. But we're pronouncing a different at least you can understand that. Oh, someone went to use some of they changed a letter. They just said, no, it's not a no, it's an it's a you. Now the guy went from mid range pic in kickball to last pick. I. When does this happen changing, the the guy's dead? No one ever said, you know, Oshima's wrong. It's it should be. You saw SABA. No, no, just started people just started using it, very strange. It is very strange and like some of it. I I guess I understand like, for example, here we say the tiny little country that JAMES BOND goes to the casino is Monaco. If you're over there, they call it more nocco. Everyone calls it, Monaco. I've never heard that. I will say here's another one. Here we say Mazda. For the car. If you listen as as a as a Canadian sports celebrity, I do quite often to Toronto Blue Jays games on the radio. They say Masdar, it's Masdar of Toronto. That's really irritating. I wouldn't listen to that. I would say I mean, wouldn't you pissed off? Yes. They'll call us Mazda. We are I've also noticed the Jaguars are being called Jaguar. You are on the commercial on the Jaguar. What if you come up with a name on your own? Maybe you can describe to us. What how how it's pronounced? But what is a word? We already know Jaguars a hundred years. Yeah. Stop it. We it's an animal. Yes. And not just a car. It's an animal to right nobody ever says Jaguar. The Jacksonville Jaguars. No, I think that's see. I think that's Jaguar trying to seem refined. Right. Like, there's something something a little snooty about the way. They pronounced Jaguars like us. That's stupid animal over there. Ripping up my dog. Listen, Jackie water. Would you be dot com? Jaguars over there. Ripping up my turn into my dog terrible. But luckily, I fell my bones on top of it. So everything's gonna be okay. That happens. Three times last week alone for.
"qaeda" Discussed on Worldly
"Deal with the challenge of rising hostile states. Ultimately, all kind of manage to stabilize the American-led international order without accomplishing any of its specific objectives that itself wanted. It helped other people, but not self right. But I think if the fundamental question that we started out this episode with was has all kind of one, that's a no right. You don't win a war by getting someone else to be successful and you're destroyed. That's that's not the definition of winning any way shape or force. So maybe there's two things right? There's did the nine eleven attacks work. I think. Yes. Did al-qaeda win in the sense of getting what they ultimately wanted? Absolutely not, but you can put it this way like in the middle of war. For example, if you drop bombs on things, you didn't hit exactly what you wanted, but you still took out some tanks and some basis or whatever. Right. You're gonna be fine with that. Tactically speaking, you still have you still did something right, al-qaeda in this case, you know they didn't hit exactly what they wanted in terms of the strategy, but they still did a lot of damn it right to themselves though, but we'll sure I mean the US economy literally in quarter two just had like its strongest growth in four years. So we're not even bleeding economically like, yes, we spent a lot of money on these wars, but we're back to pre recession levels of like US advocated. Actually, there's. There's is pretty compelling case from some scholars that the Iraq war played a significant role in causing the great recession. But before we get into, I'm not thinking about it. For that one of give them credit for not yet not gonna. Give them credit. I'm gonna. I'm gonna, say like credit. Default swaps would housing crisis. Maybe a little more than bin Laden would what's clear about this is that there's still a lot of history left to play out and as the famous potentially apocryphal quote from Deng Xiaoping on the French revolution was asking whether it's a mistake. He said, it's still too early to tell same thing, maybe true about the nine eleven attacks only seventeen years later we're going to break afterwards. We're going to talk about some extremely strange news out of Russia. If you love worldly, you'll love deep dish on global fares. Weekly podcast goes beyond the headlines on critical global issues. Deep dish covers timely world news and important, but under reported stories featuring everything from Obama NATO embassador discussing the implications of the Trump Putin summits to the Armenian. Prime minister calling in real time to speak on the country's revolution, subscribe to dish global affairs today, wherever you get your podcasts, how did the Democrats lose which should have been the easiest election ever? What happened? And where did the Democrats go from here? John Fabra Barack Obama's former chief speechwriter and host of pod, save America and definitely not the director of the adventure movies, tackles those questions and crooked media's new documentary podcast. The wilderness in fifteen part story spans two centuries of American.
"qaeda" Discussed on Worldly
"We've heard the lost case from Jan what I want to hear from both of you now, and I have my own views on this is whether or not you think these views are compatible right? Is it do actually disagree with what the other person was saying? Or do you think that their senses in which kinda both one in Las, I'll go, I, I mean, I don't doubt for a second. That Jen is right on the on the specific objectives that Kedah was looking for when they conducted the attack that they wanted the US. Out of out of Saudi Arabia cetera. So I don't doubt that for a second, but I think it's just too narrow of you. I'll put it this way. I don't think there's any way Osama bin Laden or any okayed. A member would be upset with what happened after nine. Eleven, right. Obviously they got decimated. I'm not knocking that, but they were. They were. They are surely excite happy about the amount of money. We've spent the amount asylum unrest. We have the the problems that they have unleashed within our country. They may not have achieved strategic goals, and there may still be going after them, but that's completely taking away up, much larger issue, I think. And so again, agreeing with you, but I've, I've you this much broader sense share. And I think again there elements to the argue at that they did expose a lot of provoke a lot of horrific behavior by America. Right? But you don't actually have to believe me. You don't have to listen to me because I'm in Aswa Harry yesterday just issued his nine eleven message literally yesterday literally yesterday. Issued his annual nine eleven message. We don't nine twelve. Yeah. Off. It actually is what happens when you're being chased by drones, your ability to upload isn't super great. Again, one of the reasons why like the US effort against Okada is actually really fucking successful is their communications have been severely disrupted. So the fact that they actually can't get messages out as quickly they'd like to is another sign of how crippled they have been. But yesterday, why hurry issued a message at he couldn't have been clear on how much they have lost and how badly they are doing and how horrific they think everything has gone for them, and they feel like they are up against a wall and they will lose if they do not rally right now and all come together and stop this kind of internal fighting with ISIS, everything like that that they will die in obscurity. So that was his whole message. He basically said my Muslim brothers, the battle against America has become inevitable. It leaves us with one of two choices on. Honor and confronting aggression or humiliation and accepting ignominy. And then he went on to say, this is how shall we are war hitting hard at America bleeding to death, economically military until it departs from our lands in Iraq and Smalley and Ogden and less you think that was just maybe he was depressed this year, like maybe he hasn't slept when he was grumpy, his message last year, his 2017 nine eleven message was even starker. He said my Muslim and that means jihadi brothers. We are facing the fiercest attack in the history of Muslims, and he goes on to say, the Americans, Russia, China, Iran, secularists, and everyone else have joined hands against us like we are facing the absolute worst possible attack. We've ever seen. It's not just America anymore. Now the whole world is trying to fight us and if you're all kinda right, they're literally saying we are flocked, right? So I think the right way to think about this is not or at least a way to think about it. Is in terms of the military distinction between tactics and strategy, right tactically, al-qaeda's attack was a tremendous success in the sense that it accomplish its immediate objectives. It got the United States to act in the way that it wanted to it probably honestly, worked way better in terms of fracturing, the US splitting the US from its allies division inside the west that kinda could've ever intimated, but strategically meaning the bigger picture, the objectives you want to accomplish China's clearly right that they failed..
"qaeda" Discussed on Worldly
"So that strikes me as very strong case that the attacks worked and Okita one, but Jen, you have a different take that came up before. We were planning the episode. Talk to me while you think they did not win, right. So if you actually look at the point of the attacks, right, we talked about it wasn't just to provoke this mass military tack or to provoke the United States to become release Lama phobic, right? They had explicit stated strategic goals. They were clear on this starting nineteen ninety eight when they declared officially, they issued a letter declaring jihad on America signed by just bin Laden. But why hurry at a whole bunch of other kind of jihad leaders, the issue this ruling saying it is incumbent upon every Muslim to fight against America intil. Specifically the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem is liberated until the holy mosque in mecca is liberated from their grip and until their armies withdraw from the land of Islam, right? It wasn't. We don't want you to be like meddling and having a strong, you know, deep water navy in China, right? It wasn't saying we want NATO to collapse. We want the US back from the Liberal International order, right? It wasn't saying we want the US economy collapse just for its own sake. It was specifically saying we want the US to stop supporting dictators in Saudi Arabia, which is what they mean and they're talking about controlling mecca. So so they're really explicit that was nineteen ninety eight right? Right after nine eleven couple years after nine eleven over and over. They explicitly say America Americans, if you want this bloodshed to stop, if you want this war to stop, if you want this jihad against you to stop, then get out of these specific Lantz get out of Muslim lands, get out of the Arabian peninsula. Stop supporting our. Staters. They said, hey, why don't you tax Weeden America? Did you ever ask yourself that why we're not attacking Sweden? It's because we're attacking us specifically because you were the ones who are doing this in Muslim lands, you are killing Muslims, you were supporting, you know, all of these dictators now, in some cases they were correct. We were doing that in some cases, they just wildly misread history and said that we're killing Muslims, especially in places where we were literally at war to protect Muslims in some cases. But the point is they had very explicit specific goals and they have not accomplished any of those. Let's drill into that point because as much as Alex, we're just talking about the f. kenniston war being quagmire. That's cost a lot of money in the US losing that were was devastating for all of not only did they not accomplish their goals of toppling various different to cater ships and replacing them with a with a theocracy or even forcing the US to stop backing those countries, which is the first step towards that. They got crushed. Enough ghanistan Osama bin Laden is dead. The organization is far weaker in its home base in the Afghanistan Pakistan region than it was before. Drone strikes have killed, huge numbers of their leaders and personnel. Like it seems like not only did they fail, but the the American reaction succeeded in weakening. I'll Qaeda's organization, right? And we are actually now literally today way more supportive of the government in Saudi Arabia than we have been in decades. Let's focus on that for a second. Why do they hate American support for the Saudis in the election so much because since the nineteen seventies the nineteen eighties, they have literally these groups that all kind of eventually came together to be Al Qaeda have been fighting against the government. So I'm an hurry who is the current leader of al-qaeda who was number two and then Lodden was killed and he took over his job. He has been fighting to topple the government and install an Islamic state essentially as his government for. Basically his entire adult life. He was imprisoned in his twenties. He was tortured. He has been doing this forever. And what happened in specifically Egyptian cases really telling for how it shaped Qaeda's views going forward, especially towards America..
"qaeda" Discussed on Worldly
"Welcome to worldly part of the vox media podcast network. It's me that Beecham with Jen Williams and outward. Hi everybody. So this week is you probably know was the seventeenth anniversary of the nine eleven attacks. There's been a ton of coverage and a lot of it's been very good, but we really thought a lot about this one articles in foreign policy that looked back at what's happened since the attacks came to a surprising conclusion, al-qaeda one. When we started talking about it ourselves, we found that we can disagree both with the article and with each other. So we thought that we'd spend the episode laying out the case for both sides of the argument that Al Qaeda got what it wanted out at the attacks and the attacks didn't accomplish their objectives that they didn't work. Now, let's sort of some basic background about this gives a quick refresh on what's going on with and how they were thinking about these attacks. So Al Qaeda when they launched the nine eleven attacks the entire goal and their entire strategy kind of in general was to attack the United States and basically make the cost of US support for dictators and US involvement in general in the Middle East so high that we would eventually decide to pull out and stop supporting these dictators. Right? So they had this strategies the near enemy versus the far enemy. And basically the United States is the far enemy they wanted to attack. Us first because we back all these dictators in the Middle East, they wanna topple those dictators so right and replace them with an Islamic state. Right, exactly. And so you know, Saudi Arabia, Egypt all over the place, and they realize basically over the years, they couldn't really do that while the US was still backing these groups by the US was still backing these governments. So the idea was okay. Well, then we'll convince the United States stop backing these governments, right? So then they'll be less powerful than we can topple these governments and to do that. They decided to carry out the nine eleven attack right and understood nine eleven's role in all of this. You have to understand their strategy for making the cost too high for the United States. So Alex, what was the what was the immediate intent of the attacks? Like? What did they want the United States to do afterwards or want to happen to the United States? Because the goal isn't just kill three thousand people in America will leave, which obviously didn't happen. There was more thought into it than that. Right. Why think one of the grander goals here was to cause almost an internal implosion of the United States to lead us to. Over extend to think too much about terrorism to spend too much money trying to defeat terrorism throughout the world on on causing an internal. They're trying to create a nervous breakdown in the United States. And if you look at what's happened since nine eleven. And this is the argument in these al-qaeda one pieces that vision came to fruition, right, right. I mean, well, let's look at what happened after nine. Eleven, right. First of all, we went into Afghanistan like the the next month knocked-over two thousand one. We fought there. We thought we were just gonna kick out Al Qaeda and the Taliban, and we'll go after bin Laden. And then we didn't think we would stay there too long. And it's been seventeen years since we've been there. We also started a war in Iraq, which was we use nine eleven is a pretext. We are now in multiple countries around the world Amalia Libya Pakistan Yemen just so many western Africa so many places right now to defeat terrorism and this is a massive over extension. I mean, obviously it's just a couple hundred troops elsewhere, but. That takes time and attention and resources away from a whole bunch of other issues we could be working on and just putting it out there when you listen to Donald Trump is he kinda hits on the steam, right? We've just been everywhere for so long. Why haven't we been focusing on the United States mostly and frankly, he's his kind of comes out of the what happened after nine. Eleven, we'll. The Trump point is a good one because it will Strates the more subtle and clever part of the strategy..
"qaeda" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Louie gohmert and i still feel that way i think oh technology is a wonderful thing i think it's helped us out tremendously but nothing will ever replace human intelligence yeah i can't believe how much these idiots are emailing it was isn't read about alqaeda again alqaeda has taken a back seat in the public consciousness to isis al qaeda obviously radicalize his people inspires attacks through their propaganda you know anwara lockie was you know as dangerous as they come on that front but they also they seem to me like they have more of a structure they have an organization there's control as you said earlier the on a dictate the type of attack gets carried out the target sometimes the went in the wear that need for command control gives law enforcement and intel guys like you access points to intervene disrupt plots i've been out of government for a long time and so i don't have access to anything like current information so correct me if i'm wrong but isis seems to have a different approach in their strength comes from their ability to inspire attacks without complex planning or command and control they serve encourage individuals to say use a truck to moe people downs or where you are how does the fbi in in other counterterrorism agencies adapt to that changing nature of the threat like does that undercover component that you were serving in get move over to the cia and the need to to penetrate these networks abroad like what's your take on will first off whether or not you're still plug boom a could produce spot on those a perfect description detail the differences between all caught him isis i would say again i don't i'm sure am i have to give this disclaimer because i'm still on the clock i am not speaking on behalf of the fpr poor move joe seremane told his souza's he'll give you my personal opinion from my twenty two years experience on this job.
"qaeda" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"And more importantly find an american who was a sleeper for al qaeda you talk about how that kept you up at night for weeks in weeks not months is that something you still worry about you think there's a possibility that guy could still be out there the ripping us your news everyday we shearer sue the terrorist attack for something happening uram you us thus but so with my first thought gruzman a day since the day since saw people of two thousand thirteen tommy that i don't think about it i get it okay and i and i tried to make this abundantly clear in the book yellow dog i get the politics of it i do i understand that we are two allies the us and canada contrary booked slightly different agendas of times i get all that looking back on it now i do probably a bit of a petulant child at the time but we all do the guys on the ground the grown on ground the case agents the analysts we all felt like we were so much more meat on the bone and we could do so much born we just how to you know take a leap of faith and keep moving we had a platform set up to vet bad guys on both sides of the border here and in canada overseas we were the jihadi lottery i mean comey temporal noory he's got monies got access he's ready to kill the infidels who wants to join us and people were coming out in droves we had an opportunity to vet threats globally but time money politics everything kicked and let us at i get it but at the time yeah i wasn't too thrilled i thought you were very fair about it in the book i get the frustration and and this is this is a really hard thing that i think that law enforcement agencies deal with all the time which is getting people off the street eliminating an immediate thread getting a prosecution on the books and you know working with and leaving them in the wild to continue to get you know invaluable information from a human source that you literally knoxville get anywhere us right i mean that's must be most precious asset you could possibly have is a access the you had in this case or.
"qaeda" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Thank you so much for being here thanks to the work you did to prevent those attacks and countless other cases that you're probably not allowed to talk about and for doing schupp thanks so much for having me on mute smugglers komet delicate you start your career as a cop working undercover to take down drug dealers it's a gripping intro of you like you know running some house to buy heroin or whatever was a criminal networks in terrorist networks similar enough that this work helped you prepared infiltrate alqaeda down the road or like how did you view your average thug on the street by heroin dealer verses you know someone plotting to kill americans on al qaeda's behalf there were similar in some ways but they're actually wholly different in the principles of for example the criminal network it's always who do you know how do you get introduce sometimes use informants whereas terrorism it's all belt so you ideology red they have disbelief all but this was the way the world is this is the way the release news and if you are a quote unquote white minded brother uh and you can sell that then you will be one of them and be able to infiltrate them hopefully evaluate whatever threat the reds but in the criminal world obviously nobody cares about you audio algiere what you think about whether you lean writer left all they care about is are you a copy not zelda you get the gulf south to the point of whether you're copper not a lot of these operation ended with the group you are wet the house your and getting busted i would imagine that those take down moments when agents come flying in with guns drawn in you know you're with a bunch of people who may or may not be armed would be terrifying you seem to have a good time with it you seem to enjoy a resisting arrest when your friends were the cops who were supposed to be arresting you is that a fair characterization yes it is because once you get to the point where you're swat teams coming in after you you're not alone anymore sudan have some form of actually the terror part is gone.