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"qasim sulamani" Discussed on Skimm This

Skimm This

06:07 min | 1 year ago

"qasim sulamani" Discussed on Skimm This

"Coming up who's playing referee amid the ongoing tensions between the US and Iran. After the break too busy to do your taxes we get it so does H and r block. That's why they let you drop them off. Just leave your tax documents and attacks pro will prepare them. It's like daycare for your taxes. They're open early annely and they're tax. Experts are trained to get you every deduction credit. You deserve so you can leave them to get it done. Worry free to learn more go to. Hr BLOCK DOT COM SLASH SKIM. That's HR block dot com slash S. K. I. M. It's better with block the as are fifty five. The Naser forty-five the joint resolution as amended is passed yesterday. The Republican controlled Senate. Did something it rarely does it. Went against president trump and voted to rein in his power to conduct military strikes against Iran. Remember last month. Trump ordered a drone strike to kill a top Iranian General Qasim Sulamani. Iranians weren't happy about it. There were threats of retaliation and for a while it looked like the. Us and Iran were on the brink of war without Congress's approval article one of the Constitution says that only Congress has the power to declare war but the president can order military strikes so the Senate vote yesterday was a way for lawmakers to say to the president. Don't do anything else before you talk to us and eight. Republican senators sided with the Democrats during the vote. Some people are seeing that as a strong rebuke of the president but two Republican senators. Who voted against him? Utah's Mike Lee and Maine's Susan Collins said this isn't about the president this really is about the proper allocation of power between the three branches of government over the past decade. Regrettably Congress has too often abdicated its constitutional responsibility on authorizing the sustained use of military force. This isn't the first time. Republicans have tried to rein in the president's power last year seven. Republican senators voted to stop trump from helping Saudi Arabia's military campaign in Yemen but those seven Republican senators weren't enough to override a potential veto and this week's resolution about Iran doesn't have enough votes to override his veto either. So yesterday's Al. Come while a slap on the wrist is mostly just that it's been a minute since the drama between Iran and the US was constantly making headlines. But as this week Senate vote reminds us the relationship status between the US and Iran is still complicated like all celebrity relationships. There's one story playing out in the media following two nations teetering on the brink of war. But now we're learning. There's another story going on behind. Closed Doors on paper Iran in the. Us have had no diplomatic relations since nineteen seventy nine but for the past few weeks there has been some contact through a mutual friend. That friend is Switzerland. The country that brought US Swiss chocolates for Valentine's Day has actually been trying to play matchmaker between the US and Iran for four decades. Now it's apparently playing the middleman and delivering messages from one country to the other concerning to key issues I the. Us WANTS INFO on at least four Americans who are still imprisoned or missing in Iran. Those prisoners include a navy vet and environmental activists a businessman and a former FBI agent the FBI guy has been there since two thousand and seven. Iran released one. Grad student turned prisoner back in December sending him first to Switzerland before he headed home to America and the US wants to get the others. Back as at Switzerland's helping to negotiate their release but there's more progress when it comes to the other issue getting humanitarian aid to Iran the. Us has put a lot of sanctions on. Iran's government which is squeezing them economically but the trump administration says it doesn't have an issue with the people of Iran and so the government's carved out exemptions to those sanctions so other countries can send things like food and medicine to help the people of Iran. Al Two weeks ago the. Us actually worked with Switzerland to deliver shipments of cancer and transplant drugs to Iran the US special representative for Ron. Brian Hook said this could be a good thing for business to we want companies to take advantage of the exemptions in our sanctions regime so yeah tensions between the US and Iran are still high and lawmakers watching those engines. Unfold are still trying to rain the president in but there's also a long game happening here in which the US rod are in a way still in touch with a little help from the Swiss before we go today. We've got a word of warning for all are lovebirds out there. Valentine's Day can be a time to celebrate love with our family friends and special. Someone's but this week. The federal government is warning Americans. Be careful who you fall for According to a report this week from the Federal Trade Commission Twenty Nine thousand nine saw forty percent jump in romance. That's when someone creates a fake dating APP or Social Media Account of your dream guy or Gal and tells you they love Ya but can never meet IRL. They might claim to be deployed in the military or a doctor overseas. And eventually they start to ask for gift cards or money transfers nor more relationship stuff but the scam seem to be working last year alone romance victims over two hundred million dollars to these fake lover accounts so this Valentine's Day we're only toasting the kind of love that doesn't break your heart or bank accounts.

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"qasim sulamani" Discussed on 1A

1A

14:00 min | 1 year ago

"qasim sulamani" Discussed on 1A

"To worry if you're say agent or a State Department official with Gambling Habit. That's much more with their focus. So they're mining this data for people who may be an asset to them to have dirt on essentially that's right and then trying to understand structures of power different players in the United States. It comes This is not an isolated incident it comes along with a major hack of guessing. Marietta tells it comes after a hack of twenty two million files in the office personal management which has all the records of federal employees so between these different data sets. It gives the Chinese though some very Specific information about potentially vulnerable people or or secret agents it also gives them an ability to understand the structures and and much more sophisticated way. Are they interested in delving? Into broad patterns of how Americans spend more how Americans might be responding to different Chinese efforts within Within our within our own society can they mind that data for broad trends in American Society? That might interest them will. China has of course been one of the pioneers in using big data to control its population to understand trends to understand how power work so you can assume obviously don't know what exactly that PLA's during with it or those outside of The American towns community don't but you can certainly assume that they are looking at this incredible amount of data in trying to get a much better understanding of American society and government from it. Well let's go inside the United States Senate now because there was a remarkable vote. Remarkable in many ways just yesterday on the floor of the US Senate resolution aimed at curbing president trump's powers when it comes to Iran the Iran war powers resolution would limit president trump's ability to use military action against Iran without sign off from Congress. It passed on Thursday with bipartisan support. But without a veto proof majority its main sponsor. Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia has been on this program talking about the Iran war powers resolution. He's been a major proponent of Congress taking back it's war powers from the executive I think in particular this executive he's rekindled those efforts and now Rosalyn he has some Republicans support. What is this resolution do exactly? And maybe more importantly what prompted it? Why now well? Basically the trump administration has been ramping up its rhetoric against Iran in every pond. It's missiles and its missiles and in every possible way the. Us is trying to find a way to isolate Iran economically politically militarily and the Senate in particular has been very concerned about previous administrations. Not just the trump administration using the two thousand one authorization for the use of military force or a umf to basically use it as cover for any US military action against any possible threat anywhere in the world. And Tim Kaine as you noted has been leading the charge in trying to one restrict the White House's ability to use the UMF for non al Qaeda related attacks or responses but also to reassert Congress's traditional role in authorizing the use of military force for any conflict. So He's been banging this drum pretty vigorously since the early days of the Obama Administration in light of the almost war that happened between the US and Iran right. After the beginning of this year you really saw a renewed effort not just from Tim Kaine and other Democrats but from Republicans who have also been concerned this White House overreach namely Rand Paul of Kentucky but also picking up seven other Republicans to really send a message to the White House. You cannot do this. Is this resolution going to be signed into law? No the White House's already promised it's going to veto with only fifty five votes. That's not enough to override a presidential. Veto you need sixty seven the passage from both the House and the Senate on this Iran resolution. You mentioned Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky. Eight Republican senators got on board with this Tim. Kaine resolution one of them was senator. Mike Lee of Utah. Here's a little bit of what Mike Lee had to say. The legislation that we're addressing. This resolution is bipartisan. It has as its object to clarify for future offensive action. We need congressional authorization. We've been lied to by the Pentagon for years regarding war. That's gone on two decades long enough. We don't WanNA create additional ambiguities. We don't want any more wars is Sean. There is the general case that rosins talking about for years and years certain members of Congress have wanted to rain in the executive day. Want Congress to take more control of war powers there's also the proximal case and the attack on cost Sulamani and whether or not lawmakers even though it succeeded in killing Sulamani thought that that was too risky or thought that it was a good idea. And there's something interesting here. The point at which Republican senators will some of them anyway moved terrain in the president. I mean all this week. We saw Republican senators. Giving a collective shrug to questions about the president's influence on the Justice Department or on criminal cases influence on William Bar basically shrug after impeachment acquitting impeachment with no witnesses but on this issue on this issue. This is the place where eight. Republican senators are saying no on war powers and with Iran. Why now and why Iran. I think is really interesting. I think I think what we're seeing is a political reflection of the majority consensus in this country right now a consensus that people really want to turn the page from the post nine eleven era. They are very skeptical. Both Democrats and Republicans outside of Washington about further military entanglements in the Middle East and elsewhere and are are not as taken by Calls for tough American action overseas As they may have been a decade or two decades ago And and I think this is a political no no brainer for some Republicans who recognize that their constituencies don't really care that much about them. So the money or necessarily confrontation with Iran for Democrats. It's it's obviously a no brainer. Because they don't want to go along with trump's maximum pressure campaign and other sorts of Sort of his approach general On as well and so. This is a reflection of of a new alignment in American politics. Daniel Kurtz Falen. What have you heard about the proximal case? We've we've mentioned on this show that both George W Bush and Barack Obama had chances to strike and kill Qasim Sulamani. They didn't take it because they thought the downside risk was too great. President trump has the power to take that shot. He took it he chose to. What are you hearing about? Press about senators discomfort with that actual decision and as Rosalind mentioned how close we actually came to war. So I I would say to the to the politics of this. It's relatively easy for Republicans to Make a statement against trump in this case precisely because the stakes are relatively low in that. This is mostly symbolic action. It's very unlikely to Be signed into law by by the White House. It will be vetoed. They don't have a veto proof majority These kinds of resolutions have historically proved very weak. So this is real. The exception that proves the rule of congressional weakness and an acquiescence just under trump but for the past few administrations. But it does as as as you point out really underscore the level of discomfort with some of the season making proceeding the strike and its aftermath. Usually you would have a very very rigorous ongoing policy process between different parts of government as you did before the bin Ladens strike for example. What we've learned about the decision making that led up to this money straight suggests that it was very very different and happened Quickly without the full knowledge or consultation of all the people you normally have involved in this kind of process and so that has spooked For reasons that that Sean pointed out many of the Republicans who would be inclined to support trump precisely because they don't WanNa see United States back in another Middle Eastern war after the last The last couple of decades one presidential adviser who was widely credited with influencing the president on the Sulamani strike was secretary of state. Mike Pompeo and speaking of the State Department former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Ivanovich. This week made her first big public appearance. Since testifying before the House of Representatives in the impeachment inquiry in November Ivanovich said that trump attorney general rudy Giuliani and others actively tried to drive her out of a job. Something we've seen in evidence is true. They ultimately succeeded. President trump fired Ivanovich from her post in Ukraine spring. You've told an audience of diplomats and students at Georgetown University in Washington not to give up on their profession. We need a vigorous department of State. But right now the State Department is in trouble. Senior leaders lacked policy vision. Moral CLARITY and leadership skills. The policy process has been replaced by decisions emanating from the top with little discussion. They can seize at all levels go unfilled and officers are increasingly wondering whether it is safe to express concerns about policy even behind closed doors. This is no time to undercut our diplomats. We so many challenges we need to double down on our diplomacy Roslyn. Marie Ivanovich said that decision makers at the State Department were exercising and Amoral. Keep them guessing approach. She warned against it so scathing scathing statement about the state of the State Department and it was three years in the making. I mean. It's very easy to say that this is all on Mike. Pompeo shoulders certainly has been a very vigorous proponent as the leader of the agency BUT REX. Tillerson coming in with his plan to overhaul and reshape the government and in the process seed foreign policy guidance to the West Wing of the White House and not listen in particular to career diplomats. Both junior and senior people with years of experience on the ground. This has been more than three years in the making and so by the time that von found herself being pressured being smeared and being pushed out of the department and yes all ambassadors serve at the pleasure of the US president but in the the context in which she was pushed out. It's not surprising that you now have younger. People people with considerable experience the people who would be running the agency over the next fifteen to twenty years. Just saying you know what? I'm taking my early retirement. I'm leaving. The department is not what it was. Daniel Kurtz Falen State Department employees and the foreign service in particular have a culture of suffering in silence at times like this especially when journalists are lurking around. I supposed to you have a sense that people in the foreign service. Fso's those foreign service officers are silently cheering the speech that they saw Marie. Ivanovich give it Georgetown. Everything I've heard suggests that they are and asks you know this is A Coterie of people crew diplomats and foreign service officers who really commit to serve whoever is elected by Americans to To be in the White House and so any Anything you hear from them that suggests the level of Of anger is really comes after great hesitation with a lot of deliberation and so when they see some of the senior leaders of the Department figures that they've lived up to making these kinds of statements and and really eloquently describing the hollowing out of the State Department. It sends a very strong message. There was a piece in in my magazine. Foreign Affairs by Bill Burns whose the the most probably senior respected diplomat of of his generation of recent decades Talking about the kind of neo mccarthyite attack on the department and this is someone who is incredibly careful in his words so hearing that level of anger from Ambassador Burns from industry. Lana Bitch really sends a strong message. One one section of of the speech at Georgetown that Ambassador Yvonne in which gave that did not attract much attention but I thought was really striking which her comments about the need for diplomats to do more to communicate with the American people understand the political environment at home and send a stronger message about the the value of diplomacy and not I think was a a really important point that was directed at her her former colleagues and and one bright spot. If there are any in this moment is that way. More Americans now have seen people like Maria von a bitch or David Holmes and the other diplomats testified and are much more aware of the work that they do. But it's very very risky to speak out. It's very very risky to write an OP. Ed in your local newspaper because there is a sense that people are being watched and if they do something that is perceived as being. Contrary to the White House's agenda they are finding themselves isolated. They're finding themselves being moved from assignments where they had earned the right to do the work and the finally they find themselves having to leave. It's a very very risky thing to do. But I think what ambassador you avant was arguing in her speech. Was You have to dig deep and you have to decide? Am I really doing this for the right reasons and if I am I really need to be there? This language from people like Bill Burns the retired Dean of the Foreign Service in many ways. Neil mccarthyite behavior as Daniel said statements from ambassador..

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"qasim sulamani" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

03:14 min | 1 year ago

"qasim sulamani" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Issues because there's so much going on with trump. I think that citizens listens are distracted by it as organizers honored Martin Luther King Junior they drew attention to LGBTQ rights immigration reform and gun violence the also also urged the crowd to vote more women into office come November for NPR news. I'm Julie Chang. In San Francisco. American officials and security experts say companies should be on guard for cyber attacks orchestrated by Iran. The warnings come amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran NPR's Shannon bond reports security researchers researchers say activity linked to Iran has increased since a US air strike killed Iranian General Qasim Sulamani Jordan more yellow of cybersecurity firm critical. Start says hackers. There's are probing. American companies for vulnerabilities. Look for weak point used to grow where defensive czar. That's the kind of activity right now. That follows a warning from Texas governor. Greg Greg Abbott that agencies in his State have seen an increase in attempted computer intrusions attributed to Iran the Department of Homeland Security has also warned that Iran may retaliate gate for Suleiman's death with cyberattacks anything from defacing websites to destroying data shannon bond. NPR News San Francisco. Germany is hosting an international national conference tomorrow to discuss how to end the violence in Libya. The country is divided into rival factions. One recognized the United Nations in the capital Tripoli and one in the eastern part of the country backed by Egypt Russia and the United Arab Emirates this is NPR news from Washington. Heavy rain is pounding. Australia's east coast a welcome change for firefighters who've been battling record blazes since September officials say there are fewer you were than one hundred bushfires burning now the lowest number in weeks at least twenty eight people have died and millions of animals have perished the trump administration is is proposing to modernize regulations to make it easier for ranchers to graze their cattle on US public lands NPR's Kirk siegler reports the federal. Oh Bureau of land management hasn't had a Senate confirmed director in the trump administration nevertheless acting department heads including the agency's Acting Director William Perry pennsly-. We are moving forward with the plan to update regulations on cattle grazing. And in some cases make it easier for ranchers to expand grazing on public land prior to coming to the job. pen-li represented ranchers in property disputes against the agency. He now heads. He's also expressed support for rancher Cliven Bundy who've defied federal law refusing using to pay grazing. Fees conservationists say these rules would harm other users of public lands and cut the public out of decision. Making the government is taking comment on the proposal through through early March Kirk Siegler. NPR News High Winds and rough seas prompted the private space company SPACEX to delay by day. I test of its new crew. Capsule is now scheduled for tomorrow. Morning of Falcon rocket is to blast off from Cape Canaveral Florida and then release a capsule with two mannequins into the Atlantic Ocean. This this is the last test before spacex plans to send two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. I'm Nora Raum N._P._R.. News in Washington..

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"qasim sulamani" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

13:47 min | 1 year ago

"qasim sulamani" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

"That trump authorized the assassination of Sulejmani in June. Twenty nine thousand. That is seven months ago so if you authorize the killing of someone on and they get killed seven months later that is not imminent right. I know he likes to invent words like Kaffee and and fostering but Imminent has its own meaning and these people have butchered the meaning of the word imminent. I will say in fairness though it was under the Obama Administration that got a Justice Department. White Paper was leaked showing that in fact the Obama White House had come up with this incredibly insane news of imminence to basically be anybody who's ever done anything bad in the past represents an ongoing imminent threat so I mean there's a lot we can pile on trump but I do think it's important particularly because it's an election year that we understand that there was an opportunity for eight years of Obama to who rain in some of these executive authorities to put rules in place before Obama left office he he trump utilized the one two punch that Obama Obama perfected for him which is used the drone do a so called targeted strike and then claim that imminence means whatever we want it to mean. He handed a This mango Mussolini a loaded gun and he has to take responsibility for that Murtaza. I think it's important because there is a lot of misinformation and and the remember sea monkeys as a kid you pour this powder into into the water and then you get these little sea creatures. That's kind of like the expert class. Now everybody he is an instant expert on everything and I think we've seen that certainly with the simple question of who is Qasim Sulamani where all of a sudden you have a million experts on it. You have gone through through secret. Iranian intelligence files detailing years of Iranian work inside of Iraq in the aftermath of the US invasion Asian and occupation that were published as part of the Iran cable series but just give us an overview of some of the important facts that we should know about who Qasim awesome. Sulejmani was extremely. Thanks over coming out for those. Who Don't know Qassem Suleimani was the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard? Records could force which is the name of its external operations force. He Ran Iranian backed militias throughout the Middle East and he played a major role in the proxy. Wars of the past. Sixteen seventeen years he was a nemesis to US officials like David portrayals and so forth now Mr Sulamani the why why to kill him for a very long time and in fairness he's a combatant he takes part in wars. He's not someone who's just an activist or something. Having said that the killing of costumes Mamani Johnny by an American drone attack which is claimed by the United States publicly indirectly was what I found to be absolutely chilling escalation of the nature of the drone program. We've been told for so many years. Drones and assassinations were target non-state actors. These are people who theoretically were outside of the state system and this violence was deemed legally illegitimate. I have lot contentions. Would that rationale but okay. That was the rationale used for X.. Number of years now all of a sudden one day extremely reckless president kills a major official in a foreign governments and not to covertly does not do through proxies proxies indirectly cousins a proxy warrior. And so he may die. In a proxy war he assassinated him brazenly claimed responsibility and said that it was justified underplay previous legal authorities which had never been used to kill foreign government officials. Now in theory this could be used to target. All sorts of people can use to be killed officers the P. L. A. The Chinese People's Liberation Army could be used to kill officers of the Pakistani. Isi Been Fighting a proxy war against the United States Johnston and it's not as people combatants. But you've essentially arrogated power to donald trump in any future president to carry out assassinations of foreign officials. That's within their legal purview. Mr Sumani in those documents you mentioned there's a lot of information about him and I think what our reporting contrbute with some black and white facts because there's so much conjecture I think a lot of people didn't know cousins on my was until last week and our commenting about him essentially gnaws big enough to be an angel. He's fighting fighting award the same way you generals for proxy war in Iraq the armed militias who in many cases carried out atrocities those documents show that those militias hang out trustees in Iraq. The Moya's which is the agency from which documents came with somewhat of a rival to the Revolutionary Guards. They're critical of Mr Soman Souleymane his role and yet you know to be killed directly an act of war by the United States which is deemed not to be war assassination has become something in closer to US government policies. Very chilling degradation of the laws of war such as still exists Boswell in the aftermath of silly my knees killing There there were some interesting competing narratives to what he was actually doing when he got to Iraq he was. He took a flight from Damascus to Baghdad and according to the versions versions put forward by. US officials it was something like he was going there. In pursuance of these imminent plots that he was going to be participating in but auto Abdul Mahdi. The Prime Minister of Iraq actually said that the reason that slowly money was in Baghdad. Aghdad's at that particular moment was because he was delivering a response to Saudi Arabia. That was using using Iraq as a mediator to go between Iran and Saudi Arabia in their own proxy wars. Who Do you believe in this? This is a very intense. Just just people are saying what what the Prime Minister of Iraq is saying. Essentially is that solely money was there as part of a peace process and the United States which which is occupying parts of Iraq and refuses to leave even though Iraq has told them to go assassinated him while he was on what was what they were characterized as a peace mission Chen or part of a negotiation. Right there's a very intense information war as you alluded to is made different narratives going on around what took place. I think it's become clear. Clean out the trump administration's narrative is completely spurious keeps changing day by day imminent attack plots against embassies retracting all that the next day. It's very possible. He was on this peace mission that the Iraqi prime minister said he was on. I think that it's very possible. Because he's also Iran's verse Roy to Iraq more or less and he was delegated roles far beyond just military commanding figure player politically in the region. I think thing then fortunately will never have any transparency at least in the immediate future about what the US rationales for killing him. But I will note that. It was reported Mike. POMPEO did not want to retire secretary of state until until he killed Qassams Lemani so this was his chance. But that's so when we say Vanessa was the main editor on the Iran cable series a lot of people throw around the phrase proxy war or proxy militias and talk about iranian-backed groups in in Iraq. And I think it's it's important to always keep in mind that this was A. US made reality when when the United States decided to invade and occupy Iraq and shatter any semblance of civilian society in in Iraq. But what are the facts about Iran's role role in actual fighting in Iraq and support for armed groups and is it is it just by default illegitimate because is the US says so or does Iran is Iran operating with a bigger strategy in its support for armed factions inside of Iraq. Thanks thanks everybody for being here. Yeah I mean I think it's a really interesting question you know. It's Iran Lives there in that neighborhood and has a long and complicated complicated relationship with Iraq and with those other countries in its neighbourhood and so the idea that it would be involved in backing certain groups to support genuine long-term foreign policy objectives in its immediate sphere of influence. Just not shocking at all. I mean one thing that we didn't talk about and what the documents that we wrote about focus on enlarge part is a period of time when Iraq and the US and and Iran were collaborating to fight Isis. And so one thing that that's not been talked about as much in the wake of Sulaymaniyah killing is that you know yes there. There's a lot of criticism in the documents of the way that Selma needs a Shiite militias Dealt with Sunnis in Iraq and the kind of sectarian damage. That was done there. But those shows actually weren't targeting Americans for the most part so when when Donald Trump and others talk about the hundreds words of Americans who were killed by Iranian proxies. What they're mostly talking about is deaths between two thousand three and two thousand eight during the height of the Iraq Iraq war That were caused by this particular kind of improvised explosive device. That Iran was helping certain militias to you mean is believed to have been helping certain militias to To make so you know in the period after the US withdrawal from Iraq in twenty eleven. It seems to me. There's a lot of suggests that Sulejmani and others who are running around Paulson. He was really sort of the lead person on around policy in Iraq. Really trying to not attack attack Americans and because they wanted the Americans to leave so the idea that planning more attacks. I think they're smart enough to know that that would draw the US in further and that was not their objective. You know it's interesting also that In all this discussion about militias and sectarian warfare and violence in Iraq Iraq. I don't recall hearing any time in the past week since this crisis started to intensify of the fact that the United States created created its own militias in Iraq that the United States particularly under General David portraying his tenure in Iraq began wh- what. US officials referred to as the Salvador option referring to the dirty wars in Central America or the US essentially localized. It's imperialism by trying to build up death squads and that was the US policy for years following the two thousand three invasion and occupation. I just think it's it's important always to remember this that if we were to refer to this country's X Y and Z we would have a different discussion but as soon as you say. Iran Iran is backing militias. There it's meant to sound dark devious devious but Iran is literally right next door to Iraq. Have they shared a million deaths during the Iran Iraq war and the US funded mm did an armed both sides during that war. There's context here that is so seldom discussed in the in the broader media context. And on that note I'll agree with the protests that are happening right now in Iran. I think that you see some media. Figures really salivating at the notion that this is is it. This is going to be the overthrow of the regime. there's highlighting of protesters who say they want Khomeini to resign and that they want the Iranian the government to be brought down. I know we can't say what to what to the Iranian people. Think but give us a sense of some of the political landscape right now in Iran in the aftermath of the downing of this flight the stampede took place at the funeral and the way that Iran responded in a apparently a coordinated way with the trump administration when it launched missiles at the US based on bar that killed no one. Oh yeah thanks Jeremy in thanks. I'm also also grateful to everybody for being here It's your your question about the thing that we can't say that what what are people in Iran thinking is is exactly right. I mean they're just no one is willing to look at this country and think about it in a way. That is not a monolith everybody kind of wants to make these sweeping generalizations about out whatever protest means. And you know we've seen over the past two and a half months two months a raft of different protests about different things. We had the protest in November that were Iranians in the streets against the cutting of of gasoline subsidies which are really important for a lot of people in a tight economy. That's being squeezed by sanctions. And these were massive protests that were kind of a cross class groups and people in the streets of cities and towns sounds that never come out and protested before weren't part of the green movement the kind of pro reformist protests of two thousand nine and it was a completely different demographic getting to the street and there's longer on Republic responded by shutting off the Internet and the most deadly crackdown to the with the toll of some hundreds of dead protesters uh since the Shah's regime and then you know this was followed pretty quickly by just last week with the by the strikes against Qassem Soleimani and that put a whole new group of people in the street that you could refer to his Persian..

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"qasim sulamani" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

09:07 min | 1 year ago

"qasim sulamani" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

"Now. The House of Representatives is voting on a democratic sponsored resolution aimed have limiting president trump's use of military force against Iran unless he gets approval from Congress so my next guest lead the Republican opposition during this debate eighties joining us. Now just off the House floor representative Mike McCall of Texas is the ranking member of the House. Foreign Affairs Committee Congressman. Thanks so much for joining us. Thanks Wolf thinks her. Hi so you voted against the resolution but lawmakers who support raining in the president's powers including some key Republicans in the Senate for example rand. Paul Mike Lee. You say they're reasserting congressional authority. That's their responsibility. And just moments ago Representative Matt Gaetz Republican from Florida strong supporter of the president. President said this I represent more troops than any other member of this body. I buried one of them earlier today at Arlington. If our service members have the courage to fight and die in these these words Congress ought to have the courage to vote for or against them. I'm voting for this resolution. Tell us why you disagree with Matt. Gaetz well Oh I you know I think the the premises flawed for the whole resolution. We're not engage in active hostilities. In Iran I think the president had responded to the ballistic missile missile strike from Iran into Iraq and hit inside of Iran. Clearly that would require unauthorized. Use of military force. I would support that. I'm not saying that Article One. We clearly have role as members of Congress to declare war and authorized use of military forces. I will say Jay Johnson Johnson is a good friend former secretary of Homeland Dod Legal Counsel. Who used to authorize these airstrikes said that this is a completely lawful military objective objective? No authorization was needed from Congress. I agree with the Democrat secretary. Jay Johnson that in this case. We're not there. It's premature and it in fact the presence trying to deescalate this been clearly doesn't want war you once you want peace in the matter and I think the last point is used me this. This goes through the Foreign Affairs Committee. We have hearings we mark it up goes on the four. The interesting thing about this is a non binding resolution. They they will never go to the president's desk so it's a bit of a schrader because it will never have the force of law and I don't understand if there were that serious about it why they wouldn't do a a resolution that would go well if the Senate passes a resolution they got some different languages. Senator Tim Kaine got some different language but rampal supports it right now. Mike Lee of Utah Supports. And let's say it passes the Senate that comes back to the House and passes the house then. Presumably it would go to the president for his signature. And I think that's absolutely correct. I think that's probably the more likely scenario is it. Canes resolution comes in the House and then they'll go the president. He'll veto it. I think the veto will be sustained sustained. I think this is a very fascinating debate. Wolf I don't know if you get to see a lot of veterans speak on the four about what Saul mainly. Did he killed six hundred. The Americans wounded thousands of Americans on the battlefield. The gold star mothers and a lot of these members of Congress. Now we have a veteran generation coming. I'm an from the Iraq. War spoke about their personal experiences. And you know we took out a designated terrorist under the Obama Administration with an authorized authorized strike both by article of the constitution and also the Tutu authorization. Let me ask you this congressman. Let's say this. This crisis does escalate that the Iranians continue to attack various. US targets inside Iraq and then the president decides to retaliate by going after after some of those bases inside Iran inside Iran without require a new resolution authorization for the use of military force by Congress just before he would be allowed to do some absolutely and I actually stated that on the house four in the event that happens you had to retaliate against the surface Sierra missile sites in Iran there's no authorization for the president to go into Iran in Congress does have a role in terms of declaring during war and I would argue that the president would have to come to the Congress to get that authorisation very interesting representative. Mike McCall thanks so much for joining us. Thanks Wolf are coming up. Iran missile strikes on maybe just the beginning we have new details of potential terror attacks by Iran's allies that's coming up next. US officials say Iran's missile strikes on basis housing US forces in Iraq are likely not the end Karan's retaliation for the killing of the country's top General Brad. Todd is working this part of the story for US Brian. We're also hearing this from Iran itself. You're hearing tonight Wolfram at least two top. Commanders of Iran's Revolutionary Guard. They are vowing revenge and the people who've tracked Iran and its terrorist. Proxies for decades say the Pronouncements Smith from President Trump Mike pence and others that Iran is standing down are at the very least misleading. Tonight a top commander. In Iran's notorious revolutionary illusionary guards vowing Iran will exact quote harsher revenge on the United States following the missile attacks on American positions in Iraq another Iranian general saying Iran's covert war against America is nowhere near over in that role. This indeed was the beginning of the big operation and action that God willing. We'll continue America's top military. Commander has sounded the alarm himself warning of further retribution for the killing of Iranian. General Qasim. Salami I hi and those of us in uniform and those in theater fully expect she militia groups to conduct terrorist operations events. US forces and coalition forces from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security similar warnings about the capabilities of Iran and its lethal proxy forces like Hezbollah Lebanon based organization designated a terrorist group by the US and several other western nations. Hasballah has Operatives in both in the United States and in Canada and South America as well and they have the capability to do surveillance and they have the capability to carry out attacks in a new bulletin. FBI and homeland land security officials. Say there's no specific threat at the moment but that operatives accused of working for Iran and Hezbollah have been arrested in recent years inside the US conducting acting surveillance of military and law enforcement facilities critical infrastructure. Public landmarks and Jewish centers Hezbollah has been supportive financially and logistically tickly by Iran and specifically by Qasim Sulamani for decades but analysts say the group also operates like a Mafia family has also has a much larger logistical financial criminal network around the world including in the United States. The majority of their operatives here will be involved in credit card fraud In mortgage fraud in all kinds of different criminal schemes to raise funds and Hezbollah is adept at revenge attacks after the killing of one of its top commanders. It was believed to have bombed Israel's embassy in Buenos Aires in Nineteen ninety-two killing nearly thirty people an attack two years later at a Jewish community center in the same city killed eighty-five people and US officials accused Hezbollah of acting on behalf of Iran in the nineteen eighty-three truck bombing of the US Marine compound in Beirut route killing two hundred forty one American servicemembers Iran denied involvement but terrorism experts. Say the attack. Benefited the regime in Tehran. Read the United States. I don't really respond to that office. To withdraw from Lebanon so it was a huge success as far as Iran and Hezbollah was concerned they got us out analysts point out that Iran on and its proxies invincible and carrying out plots against the US some of their recent operations on US soil have either been foiled or simply failed and the Joint Chiefs Chairman and says with Qassem Sulamani no longer around some of the training the weapons and other support for those proxies could be compromised but experts believe those groups do still have enough capability and now certainly strong motive to hit the US somehow wolf and if some of Iran's proxies WanNa hit the United States on their own Brian. It's not clear that Iran could actually rein them in. That's right wolf. You know one. US Defense official tells CNN. Some of the commanders of Iranian backed militias are really not very disciplined. In fact a source tells us that Qasim Sulamani himself kept having to circulate among those proxy forces to keep them in line maybe in some cases even keep them from attacking the positions so it's not clear if Solani successor is going to be able to keep those proxy militias under control. Brian Todd reporting for us. Thank you breaking news. Next new video collectedly showing a Ukrainian airliner being struck by a missile as A. US official tells CNN believed. Iran was responsible and we're also watching the ongoing Ori House vote on limiting president trump's war powers..

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"qasim sulamani" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

03:05 min | 1 year ago

"qasim sulamani" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Nora Raum. President trump is asserting the US could attack cultural sites in Iran. Quick say that it would be a war crime. The issue came up when the president said his administration has identified fifty two sites for attack if Iran retaliates for last week's killing of Iran's top military officer General Qassem Sulamani in Baghdad trump told reporters Sunday. There will be major retaliation if Iran attacks. US interests he also earned warned Iraq the US will impose sanctions if it expels US troops. Iraq's parliament voted in favor of expulsion Sunday. European leaders are calling for all sides to de Escalate. The Crisis Teri Schultz has more. NATO ambassadors will hold an urgent session. Monday afternoon to discuss heightened tensions in Iraq rock where the alliance has suspended its program for non combat training of the Iraqi military. It's unclear how the Iraqi parliament's call for foreign forces to leave the country will impact NATO's mission there. Iran says as one response to the killing. It will now abandoned all limitations of the twenty fifteen nuclear deal brokered by the European Union Teri Schultz reporting British Prime Minister. Boris Johnson says Duly Mani posed a threat and was responsible for destabilizing the Middle East. NPR's kisses kisses reports. Boris Johnson blamed Iranian military leader Qasim Sulamani for thousands of deaths in the Middle East he said the UK would not quote lament his killing but Johnson added that he's also urging the US and Iran to de escalate tensions saying reprisals will only lead to more violence. The assassination is already causing turmoil in Iraq and his prompted Iran to declare. It will no longer abide by the twenty fifteen nuclear deal that European leaders leaders were hoping to salvage. Johnson says he will keep talking to world leaders an update parliament when it convenes on Tuesday Joanna Kakissis. NPR News London and in Venezuela president. Nicolas Maduro is facing an international outcry after trying to seize control of the National Assembly. NPR's Phillip Reeves has has more but don't always moving to marginalize the man trying to remove him from power opposition duck one guido the US nearly sixty other nations recognized Guido as the country's he's legitimate president they say maddow's reelection in two thousand eighteen was fraudulent and the guidos entitled to step in Transitional President. Because he's head of Venezuela's list National Assembly on Sunday that Assembly was expected to award Guido a second term as leader yet when Guido arrived at the vote but Doodo security forces blocked him from entering. The chaotic scenes arrival politician supported by Medusa. Socialist Party appeared to be sworn in later the assembly voted a second time at an emergency. She section outside a newspaper office and quite a one yet. This dispute isn't over the reeds. NPR news this is NPR news from Washington in Indonesia power outages and mudslides are hampering efforts to find people.

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"qasim sulamani" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

03:43 min | 1 year ago

"qasim sulamani" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

"It seemed to be everywhere. Just how big hit is it to Iran that the commander of the could force of the Revolutionary Guard. A man with a lot of American blood on his hands has has been killed. I mean this is the most significant operation and killing the United States has conducted in the Middle East for arguably for decades certainly much more so than the deaths of Bin Laden and Boubacar al-Baghdadi that's because analysts say unlike the al Qaeda and Isis Leaders Qasim Sulamani at the time of his death was still a critical operational regional. Commander Directing Iran's lethal proxies in Iraq Syria Yemen Lebanon and elsewhere. Some experts say he answered only to Iran's supreme and leader Ayatollah Khomenei. Who gave personal condolences today to Sola? Money's family the end of an auspicious rise of a man with humble roots. He was a AH construction worker with five years of education and made his name killing Kurds after the nineteen seventy nine revolution putting down on uprising. There then rothe rapidly during the Iran Iraq war during that war Sulamani led a series of daring missions behind Iraqi lines Iran senior commanders blue. They had a tactical tactical genius in their ranks. He was later. Given Command of the coulds. Force of vicious arm of the Revolutionary Guard handed the most dangerous and dirty missions beyond Iran's owns borders Sulamani is units led battlefield operations conducted assassinations armed and trained their allies. who were America's enemies? Signature sort of method was the development of something called the explosively formed projectile. It was an especially effective bomb. A roadside bomb that could penetrate Anna trae armored. US armored vehicles and it was FP's as they were known That came to symbolize Iran's successful efforts to kill American soldiers the across Iraq Sula money then moved into Syria where his forces were instrumental in helping dictator Bashar al-Assad hold onto power but the deadly ambitions tons of goods force also extended to America's shores. The reach of Qasim Sulamani really caused Americans to shudder in two thousand eleven when his could force sponsored Abrazen plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the US right here at the Popular Cafe Milano in the upscale. Georgetown neighborhood right in the heart of the nation's capital prosecutors said the cooks fours arranged to pay iranian-american operative a million and a half dollars using the operational code word Chevrolet to blow up the restaurant strong while the ambassador was inside the could force was so eager to get the Saudi ambassador United States that they didn't care if the explosion was gonNA kill civilians millions indeed this they didn't care was going to kill. US Senators the criminal complaint cites the operative is saying they want that guy done if the hundred go with him. FM tonight tonight analysts say the void left by a man with those kinds of ambitions could be nearly impossible to fill. I think this will leave a gaping hole in the immediate term in terms of what the Kurds forces able to direct to centrally command particularly frankly a challenging time for Iran in the region protesters all across Iraq are protesting against Iran not in support of Iran. So silly money would it be the person who would have held. All of those rains together. Now analysts say the Iranian regime will almost certainly try to well venture Suleiman's death with operations against the US in the Middle East possibly Afghanistan and possibly even with sleeper cells the Iranian support in Europe and inside the United States Wolf an extremely dangerous situation. Brian Todd reporting thank you. The breaking news continues next with the latest on the fear of revenge attack on the the United States by Iran where it's killing of it stopped Jay..

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"qasim sulamani" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

08:23 min | 1 year ago

"qasim sulamani" Discussed on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

"Hours breaking news president trump forcefully defending his decision decision to order the strike. That killed a top RADIAN. Military leader as his convoy was leaving the Baghdad International Airport attack that has Iran vowing harsh revenge. Let's bring in our experts. Discuss these latest breaking developments Peterberg. You've got a very timely new book. Entitled Trump and his generals the cost of chaos. The President says says the strike was taken not to start a war but to stop award a senior State Department official now says the. US is ready to talk with the Iranians. What do you make of that? Well it's part of his consistent inconsistency on Syria we're going to pull out them and all we're gonNA pull out then we're not with the Taliban maturity them that we're not here on on Iran. You know he's off at talks without preconditions before At the same time he's authorized military operation. So it's confusing. I think both to our allies and friends consistent You know it's allies and anatomies about or what are actual red lines on the. There's a concern you Susan that There was very little if any coordination between the administration the senior members of Congress. Well that's right. I mean this is one of those norms that has been just sort of exploded in the trump era. There's a special group. They can g eight. Essentially it's called inside in Congress. The leaders the intelligence community leaders of both houses of Congress. They're supposed to be consulted in cases like this. They weren't and yet members. Congress like Lindsey Graham who are sort of in favor with president trump said. He was actually read in on the secret earlier this week. When he played golf with the President Mar-a-lago we also have all day long today? The Secretary of state calling up allies allies after the fact to let them know about this You know this used to be the exact opposite. Way American diplomacy used to be about bringing our allies along with us. Republicans and Democrats Democrats alike. This is a this is a pretty striking trump era departure. It's interesting inter- Sean. Turner the administration. They argue their lawyers concluded. The president had the right. Hi To launch this kind of strike because it was a matter of self defense. Was this strike legal when it comes to national security issues. The president does have a significant amount of latitude in terms of Self-defense Look typically Looks like this it. Typically is the case with the president determines that there is an imminent threat to US persons or it's US interests. He can take action if there's not enough time to go to Congress you can't take actions consistent with his article cool to Responsibilities to protect individuals or protect. US interest the real challenge. This president has is that because there is such a dearth of credibility and trust in this administration The president and his advisors were saying that. this was based on an intelligence assessment and that intelligence was clear and An unambiguous while. I think that in this case because of their lack of trust this administration is GonNa be put in a position where we may need to see more of that intelligence to be to be absolutely. Ah reassured that this strike was not only necessary and legal but was also proportionate which is another requirement of these kinds of attacks so yes. The President does does have the authority to do this. But the circumstances have to be very specific and we simply won't know that until we see the intelligence of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs. General Milley says the risk of inaction action exceeded the risk of action. He speaks with some credibility absolutely and I think more than Donald Trump candidly. Because I think what's important what what what I'm hearing from people all three of no more more about this than I as it relates to the foreign policy and of it is this. There's context these things don't happen in a vacuum we either domestically or internationally nationally in the context. Here Jake our colleague. Jake tapper say this at the top of his our. There's a credibility chasm that exists donald trump has said according to the Washington Post over fourteen thousand some things that are either true or intentionally or unintentionally misleading in that context. It is harder more questions to be asked more evidence. Evidence has to be provided I don't know that we're going to get that because of past prologue of this president. That's not going to happen. But everything he has said. And done up to this point whether it's stealing with foreign policy with domestic policy whether it's him lying about how busy biggest inauguration crowd was it impacts these things certainly. Does everybody standby there's a lot more. We're following right now. A very very critically important raking news. We'll be right back. Analysts and our experts Susan Glasser. We're just getting this in the president's National Security Adviser Robert. O'Brien says Qasim Sulamani traveled to Baghdad from Damascus on Thursday just ahead of the US strike at the Baghdad International International Airport that killed him. Brian has just told reporters that Sulejmani was planning attacks on American troops in the region and diplomats. Well that's the interesting sting thing is. We're almost twenty four hours into the news of this strike. You know the administration has said there was an intelligence basis for this that there was quote an imminent threat. You know there's a lot of questions about what exactly that was not only because of the credibility issue which Chris raised earlier. But I think there's also You know the question of well are are we safer. That's what Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said earlier today on on CNN. It's GonNa depend on. What kind of response the Iranians have? How does it mean for example that this imminent attack is is no longer possible to be carried out? I mean until the money himself was seen as the orchestrator of these terrorist activities eighties. But he personally wasn't blowing up bombs. So does that mean that the administration is actually claiming. They've dismantled this actual imminent attack on the United States or not. We just don't know so much you know Peter the former CIA director Leon. Panetta was just on. He said the. US is now closer to war with Iran on that it's been in forty years and he also told me that the Obama Administration and he was CIA director defense sector. Never consider killing Qasim Sulamani. The money we do know that in two thousand six There was a consideration of killing or capturing ceremony in Iraq during the Bush the Bush administration That idea was dropped. According to the history of the war okay. Why so? It's not it's an idea that's been around but I think I mean I mean in Sumani wasn't a designated terrorist for the Obama Administration now the organization that he leaves has been designated terrace force. It changes kind of illegal Issues around this a little bit. Let me get sean away and you work to the. US intelligence community. What do you think well? I think that I mean Susan's point is well taken. I just want to expand a little bit. Look you know with. The president's action has to be an action which we can reasonably presume would eliminate the threat. And so you know it's really interesting. I think the administration is now providing a dribbling out additional information because I think they understand that the concern here is not only going to be whether or not at this action would eliminate the threat but also whether or not the intelligence that That kind of under a underlie this this this. This strike is intelligence. Is that across. The board intelligence officials would reasonably say represented a clear and present threat to US citizens. So I think a lot of questions here This is This is going to be something that we're going to have to follow very closely because this is going to escalate tensions in the region more than anything that's happened in the past couple of decades. Everybody's GonNa WanNa see this intelligence and hopefully they'll release at least as much of it as they can guy stand by the breaking news continues next with more of the killing of Iran's top general and why the US saw him is such a serious threat to the American lung breaking news tonight. President trump saying authorize the killing of Iran's top general because he it was plotting quote active and sinister attacks on American C. N. N.'s. Brian Todd is here with more on. General Costs Money Brian. He was head of the Revolutionary Guards elite elite force one of Iran's top leaders wolf. He was considered by many to be the second most powerful person in Iran more influential even than the president answerable only to the supreme leader. Indeed a key reason that American leaders in their allies are bracing for tonight is because general. Qassem Sulu Omanis reach was so extensive offensive from Baghdad. To the battlefields of Syria to the heart of America's capital the hand of General Qassem Sulamani..

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"qasim sulamani" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360

08:23 min | 1 year ago

"qasim sulamani" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"As we continue to listen for any late word on. This new reported airstrike north of Baghdad which we do not know We have not been able to independently. Confirm that American ground forces are heading into the region elements of the eighty second airborne quite a change for president who until recently was focused. Focus mainly on What he said was pulling troops out of the region? Seen as Alex Marquardt has the latest now on the new development the deployment joins us with that. So what exactly you do we know. About how many troops and where they're going to be deployed well Anderson. What was announced today is the third wave of US troops to be sent to the region just this week this latest tranche if you will is some three thousand? US Army soldiers from the eighty second airborne as you know they come from the Immediate Response Force Brigade They are going to Kuwait. Not Iraq in response the Pentagon says to the increase threat levels against US targets in the region. This this was expected to be announced today in the wake of the attacks earlier this week against the US embassy so we did have a sense that they were going to be going over there This of course before the attack against customs reminded the White House Was Of course Thinking about that at the time Anderson Enersen we also have to think about the five thousand troops who are already in Iraq. Of course they've been there for a long period of time. They've been training rocky forces. They've been fighting against Isis. There is now oh a chance that they may be kicked out. There are a lot of Iraqi politicians and officials who are really ticked off about this attack against customer. They WANNA THEY WANNA see American. The American forces kicked out the the Iraqi prime minister saying that this was a flagrant violation of the US Iraq security agreement and we heard from the chairman of the joint chiefs as well and he spoke today about strike. And you just fill in kind of exactly what he eh. Yeah ever since the strike one of the bigger questions is why now accustomed Sumani has been known for so long he has been in the crosshairs of the US military before four. There's been plenty of reason to take him out before because of what he has done against. US forces killing and maiming thousands of them. So Mark Milley the chairman of the Joint Chiefs Chiefs of Staff Spoke to reporters stay including CNN's Barbara Starr. He said that it was this response. The strike against the way money was very much because is newer imminent attacks. There were being planned by Sumani. He was asked if there is a risk against US forces he said Damn Right. There is a risk. We would be culpably negligent if no action was taken and in sort of responding to this criticism that there wasn't much foresight given to what can happen now. This it has been killed He did say that those consequences were taken into consideration. But the risk of inaction mealy said exceeded the risk of that action against the money intercept. Alex Alex Marquardt appreciate. I want to get some perspective now from our chief. International correspondent Clerks Award also seen emplo. Josh wrote Rogan and retired Army lieutenant general mark hurtling currently CNN military analysts Cler so obviously I mean the big question here is what comes next and if this is going to ultimately lead to do some sort of broader conflict in the region you spend a lot of time there. I'm wondering how you think things may go or how fragile you think things are right now. I think this is absolutely an inflection point Anderson. I think there's a huge amount of anxiety in the region at the moment even among people who are jubilant at at seeing the death of Qasim Sulamani as to how exactly Iran will respond because there is a broad consensus that Iran has to respond given the gravity gravity of this killing given would towering figure Sulamani was not just in Iran but across many different countries. And so the question becomes. What does that look like? Where does it take place? Look at all the different countries where Iran's proxies extend their tentacles to whether it's Yemen whether it's Syria Iraq Lebanon Afghanistan. You're talking about many different prospects. The Persian Gulf Shipping Channels Straits of Hormuz. They have a plethora of different options at their disposal. Different ways that they can launch an attack and I think the question that people are asking now is when that inevitably comes whatever former shape it takes. How is this White House planning to respond to it? What is the broader strategy? Here going forward. It's less that people are critical full of killing someone like Sulamani and more that. There's deep seated anxiety that this is reckless if there isn't a more coherent strategy that is guiding this policy as it moves for. It's through what will undoubtedly Anderson very choppy waters Josh. You've been talking to sources about. What may they've actually led to the strike? What did you learn well? Basically what they said is that after the attack on the. US embassy they were streams of intelligence inside Iran backed forces were planning three types of attacks another attack on the embassy missile strikes on American forces in Iraqi bases and the kidnapping of American citizens which helps explain why the State Department told all Americans to leave based on that intelligence according to my sources the the the strike was authorized and then it was taken at the first opportunity. Now the the problem is as Clarisa mentioned what next the the administration doesn't have any answer. I went to a State Department briefing. Today of background between the officials basically said the balls in Iran's Court and we're trying to deescalate actually one official said this was an act of de Escalation. Well if this was an act of de Escalation I shudder to think what wooded active escalation might look like and if the if the stated goal was to deter aggression well when there are threatening to attack US publicly. It's clear that they're not yet deterred heard general hurtling. I mean you certainly spent a lot of time in the region fighting in the region the key in Iraq general McChrystal said that this was the appropriate move by the US takeout Sulamani also said there's a potential for quote stair step escalation of attacks. I'm wondering do you think this was the right. Move militarily and strategically it was an opportunity opportunity Interesting I don't want to comment on whether it was right or wrong. Because that's a binary choice. This guy was not a non-state actor like a lot of `terrorist we have struck He was in fact part of the the government institution of Iran. So it's a different set of categories. It's a different type of strike. Take and and I think that what has happened in the past. They've weighed the risk mitigation. Do we strike this guy. And the kinds of mass murders and terrorism that he has been conducted and and truthfully I fought against some of the forces. He trained soldiers that I lead in Iraq Actually face some of the equipment. They came in from Iran and we're was catastrophic in terms of their ability to to destroy equipment and penalty printing the tree flesh. So this guy is certainly not someone that I'm that I admire as an enemy. But he was a hell of a general. Should we go back to your question. Should we strike someone like like this. Should we kill them. Should if given the opportunity. I really can't answer that question. Without knowing the risk mitigations of what is going to be the bigger picture picture I think. That's what has caused past presidents to hesitate about whether or not to strike of of what will occur if he is struck. And I think we're we're now struggling with that got a little bit and I'm not sure the administration has completely taken that on what are going to be the second and third order effects but that's all part of the calculus whenever you conduct a strike strike against a high value target like Sulamani was he was a guy a mass murderer a war criminal and a terrorist so There's there's a lot of people dancing in the street. Courage Shia Sunni and Americans. But I gotTa tell you there's going to be some repercussions for this or everyone stick around. We're going to get quick break. We have some more about these attacks. also including why President Trump's own words about reelection an attack on Iran or now Back in the news What he said about Obama and Attacking Iran and the election..

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"qasim sulamani" Discussed on 1A

1A

11:58 min | 1 year ago

"qasim sulamani" Discussed on 1A

"This is one A.. I'm todd's milliken Washington. We're not even a week into the new year and large parts of the world are already worried about what might happen next. The national security team has been on the phone with him whereas met with him a daily if not every few hours He wants to make sure that our forces are well taken care of that were capable. Oh of accomplishing our mission. On the ground and people know that we have vast capability to to do any number of things We will act in response to actions by Iran. or its proxies oxy's and we will act to preempt on this Friday news roundup we will of course consider the ramifications of the news out of Iraq. But we're also GONNA make some time to talk about the bushfires in Australia and attempts by two huge international figures to put themselves above the law in the studio with me this week global affairs journalists at least lab at who can also be found teaching at Georgetown. University's Walsh School of Foreign Service and a former government affairs correspondent for CNN. At least could have you get to to be with you. Simon marks is here Simon. Welcome back he is. President and chief correspondent a feature story news which serves audiences mostly in the UK and South Africa New Zealand and across Asia. It's great to see you so I'm saying it's all on the line via skype is Robin Wright. She's an analyst and fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center author of rock the Casbah rage aged and rebellion across the Islamic world and contributing writer to the New Yorker. Robyn thank you for being here timely discussion. It sure is and we're glad to have you for for it. Because the Pentagon confirmed last night that General Qasim Sulamani one of the top military leaders in all of Iran with killed in a US drone strike at the airport in Baghdad. Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamanei has already promised quote forceful revenge earlier today. The State Department urged all US citizens in in Iraq to leave immediately now at the top we heard from the secretary of state that was Mike Pompeo saying that the world is a safer place. All of the world essentially really would be thankful that Sulejmani is off the Board Robin Wright who is Qasim Sulamani. Well since nineteen ninety eight Qasim Sulamani has has been the mastermind of all. Iran's regional expeditionary activities it has been a major force in creating a powerful network of proxies Hezbollah in Lebanon Qatar. Bismullah in Iraq Dozens of others that have helped Iran Ron and increase its influence leverage military presence across the Middle East. He is one of the most feared and most admired military figures in the Middle East and beyond he has He's very he has taken on a kind of persona on social media he shows up on war zones with his could force The the elite equivalent of the US Navy Seals or Delta Force and on frontlines and posted them on social media and they've gone viral. Carol he has quite a following he he has been a major player. I think in in half of the forty years of the Iranian revolution in establishing its influence across the world's most volatile region. Can you give me some more. Examples of his activities in places like Syria like Yemen. Like Iraq well. He led the campaign to prop up the Saddam Hussein era so hurry Bush Assad in Syria after the civil war erupted erupted in two thousand eleven Iran has poured in millions tens of millions even hundreds of millions of dollars and aid in oil oil and in arms to make sure that Bush are Assad manages to hold onto what is very fractured country. Bush are actually. Sean has reconsolidated his hold over about two thirds of the country. which is to this Donna? I think of to most military analysts. The odds are very much against him but with help from Iran which pulled in militias and allies from Lebanon Afghanistan Iraq and Pakistan Musher. Assad is held old he also has aided who `this in in Yemen during its now long civil war and campaign Fighting with Saudi Arabia. If you look across the region and you will find souleymane his fingerprints on most anti American activities and many of the challenges to to some of the local regimes as well. How much of an operational blow is this? I I understand the the the deep level of involvement he's had in Yemen. AM In propping up. Assad Jim Mattis told Dexter filkins years ago. That Assad would've been gone long ago if it weren't for Qasim Sulamani I I understand that. But is he replaceable to somebody else rise up to his level to continue Irani an operation such as they are no one has his reputation and his charisma ma he has been replaced a toll hominy the supreme leader in Iran announced today that Brigadier General Ghani Ghani Will replace him. He's not a well known figure although he worked with Seoul Mani for a very long time. Iran has an operational strength strength. Remember it fought an eight-year war with Iraq in the nineteen eighties. It has campaigned against Isis in Iraq and in Syria I was. It was a player in Iraq against Isis before the United States even intervened so he's a brilliant strategist and there are many I think it does have a bench. Doesn't have anyone with the leverage or the longstanding reputation. No but it's still it will be very capable and operating across the region. Richard writes this Sulamani and all new Honda is who was the leader of the Type Hasballah also killed in this attack. We're not just military leaders leaders. They were important political leaders inside of Iran as well they were about to direct a major push inside the Iraqi parliament to demand. US forces leave Iraq that was was the quote unquote attack that their murders were meant to preempt Robin do you think that's the case. And of course Americans are now wondering Not whether it was a good idea necessarily to take Sulamani off the board that's universally I think viewed as a good thing but what the reaction might be and whether the US is going to be drawn thrown into a broader conflict. Well as you pointed out Secretary Pompeo said this would save American lives and everyone I've spoken with and from my own experience covering Iran since nineteen seventy-three. I believe that more American lives will be lost as a result of this there will be retaliation. There are lots of different ways. It could play Out whether it's in striking at embassies military bases and there are many Americans in the region a targeting soft targets whether there non government organizations. You know humanitarian workers journalists Taking hostages it it could play out out not just in the Middle East but in South Asian potentially elsewhere Iran has always been very good at out gaming the United States. I remember when I lived in Lebanon in nineteen eighty-three and the US Open fire on a Muslim militia Thirty four days later the Iranian backed militia the embryo Rio of Hezbollah struck in a huge suicide bombing against US Marine peacekeepers it was the largest loss of us US military life in a single incident since Iwo Jima in World War Two and that is still the largest loss single incident to this day despite all the wars we fought since then so the Iranians are clever imaginative. They and they know that region far better than we do or at least lab at I read in some history that in two thousand six President George W Bush had the chance to take out. Sulamani had him in the sites. All he had to do is give the order. The president and his advisors chose not not to at that time because they were worried about the potential blowback and what kind of reaction at my stern Iran destabilizing the Middle East. They decided then it wasn't worth it. That's right and Stanley McChrystal. WHO General McChrystal who was the commander of US forces in the region at the time said that there were numerous opportunities To take him out and they decided not and not to do so. So you see so officials. I'm speaking to this morning. are kind of curious as to why president trump decided to escalate this right now. I mean Secretary pompeo could say this was a defensive nature to deter other attacks This is a major escalation By the US. And I think the question now is was their strategy behind this. I'm officially. I've spoken to aren't sure that the president kind of thought this through he doesn't we both know we all know that he doesn't necessarily necessarily have a kind of a team of advisers In the national security space right now. Oh yes you know It's unclear where he's going with us and it may not be an attack against the US it could be attack against the US ally like Israel like Saudi Arabia it could be an asymmetrical attack. It could be a proxy war and so it's kind of as Robin said it kind of opens up this can of worms and I'd be interested to hear what Robin says about. You know what this does to the the rest of the region now. What's going to happen in Yemen? What's going to happen in some of these other products and Robin hold that thought? Because I want you to answer that exact question but at least t to the point I mean do oh you have a sense of whether the administration has thought this through John Bolton certainly love this attack tweeted about it. He's not national security adviser or any more. He's been fired Have they thought it through. Have they thought through the implications. It doesn't seem to me from talking to people that they've looked you know that they've gained this out about what the consequences czar because the officials I've spoken to this morning are expecting some kind of attack one special said quote guaranteed the question is is the US you know. Take the hit absorbed the blow and move on and things will calm down war. Does the US respond this escalate. And you get this kind of spiral of escalation in this tit for tat that you know is an asymmetrical war. That doesn't stop. I mean I think that's what officials are really concerned about today. Charles Rights what if Iran decides is that this very blatant after four needs to be responded to by taking out a US statements statesman or perhaps thinking one of our aircraft carriers. Could they do that. You know once once you commit an act of war the guy you commit it gets to take a shot back. That's I don't know about sinking an aircraft carrier but the implications of this in the blowback are certainly on on the front lines of everyone watching this story now. Robin Elise raised a question for you in a good point. How does this affect Iranian activities hippies? In those places you mentioned and also American proxies in places like Syria in the ongoing civil war places like western Iraq like Yemen and even in Iran's perennial standoff with Saudi Arabia. Well since May Ron has been much more aggressive. In the past house forty years most of its attacks have provided it plausible deniability because they claim that proxies our allies are others. Iran didn't but sense. It's attack doc on tankers in the Gulf the shooting down of the US drones and then the attack on Saudi Arabia's strategic oil facilities..

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"qasim sulamani" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"From New York this is democracy. Now we're strongly committed to the progress of our country and if anyone threatens that we will without any hesitation confronted. Striking Iran vowed revenge after after the United States assassinates the Iranian commander major-general costumes to the money in a major escalation of the conflict between Iran and the United States which now threatens to engulf the Rock in the Middle East will host a roundtable discussion with Iranian American author. Treat of Party. Democratic Congress member Ropati no Iranian American journalist Nagar Mortazavi Historian Air Bond Barbara Hamadan Iraqi. American journalists are Rocky Journalists Scape Abdul Ahad and peace activists. Phyllis Bennis then a state of emergency in Australia. Where at least eighteen people have died and massive wildfires in -veloping developing the eastern part of the country the Prime Minister Scott Morrison faces protests says? He denies the impact of climate change and the government's responsibility to take action will always acknowledged the link has has missed between the broader issues of Global Com at China. And what that means for the world with data and the drawings conditions in many places. But I'm sure you would also agree that now responsible anyone anywhere in the world could be linked to any one far as one writer. PUT IT Austrailia. Today is ground. Zero for climate. Catastrophe will get response from Tim. FLANNERY chief Counsel Council of Australia's Climate Council all that and more coming up. Welcome to Democracy now democracy now DOT ORG the Warren report. I'm Amy Goodman. The United States is assassinated the Iranian commander Major General Qasim Sulamani and a major escalation of the conflict between Iran and the United States which now threatens to engulf Iraq and the Middle East president trump authorized the drone strike that killed Sulamani money at the Baghdad. International Airport and four other people including a high level Iraqi militia chief Thursday night. US Time Friday morning in Baghdad. General General Suleimani has long been one of the most powerful figures in Iran. He was leader of the Islamic revolutionary. Guards poor cooks force. Iran's powerful foreign foreign military force similar to a combination of the CIA and US Special Forces. Iran called Suleiman as assassination and active international terrorism the Iranian Indian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said quote the US bears responsibility for all consequences of its rogue adventurism unquote the Pentagon said said quote General Sulejmani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members and Iraq throughout the region. The Pentagon did not offer evidence. Vince of an upcoming planned attack Democratic lawmakers slam the assassination as unconstitutional as trump did not have congressional authority ready to carry out the strike Connecticut Democratic Senator. Chris Murphy tweeted. Did America just assassinate without any congressional authorization. The second couldn't most powerful person in Iran knowingly setting off a potential massive regional war unquote both presidents Obama and George W Bush Bush had rejected killing the money out of fears. The killing would lead to outright war between the US and Iran this is Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Carla how many speaking after the assassination against the Islamic republic decides to challenge and fight a country. It will do so. Unequivocally we're strongly committed to our country's interests and our peace. We are strongly committed to the dignity country. We're strongly committed to the progress in greatness disavow country and if anyone that we will without any hesitation confronted strike it the targeted assassination came after members of an iranian-backed backed Iraqi militia and its supporters attacked the US embassy in Baghdad and set fire to a gatehouse in a response to a slew of us. Air Strikes in Iraq and Syria that killed two dozen members of the Iranian backed Iraqi militia. Khattab Hezbollah these strikes were in retaliation for the killing feeling of an American contractor in a rocket attack in Kirkuk Iraq. A week ago. The head of the cut to eb his Blah Abu Medea Honda's was was also killed in the drone strike. The New York Times reports General Sulamani had flown into Baghdad from Syria in order to urge Iranian backed militias says in Iraq to do more to stop the wave of anti Iran protests that have swept Iraq in recent months. The militias are already accused of killing and disappearing being protesters and human rights. Activists were demanding an end to corruption and foreign influence on Iraqi politics. The Pentagon has sent more than fourteen thousand American troops to the region since May the United States is now warning Americans to leave Iraq immediately. The attack has sparked fear and alarm in in Iraq and across the World Francis. Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs said this morning quote. We are waking up in a more dangerous world unquote. Tensions ends between the United States and Iran have been escalating since president trump withdrew the US from the landmark Iran nuclear deal in two thousand eighteen and imposed crushing canonic sanctions on Iran will have more on the US. Assassination of Sulamani one of the most powerful figures in Iran after headlines The United States assassination facination of the Iranian commander cost him. Sulamani came the night before the Senate returns to Capitol Hill to deal with trump's impeachment and only hours after the release of office of Management and budget emails that show how president trump was directly responsible for the decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine to pressure. It's president to investigate. Trump's political rival Joe Biden ahead of this year's election in one email top official. Michael Duffy writes. What's that there was a clear direction from police to continue to hold unquote and reference to the nearly four hundred million dollars withheld military aid Ukraine? Podesta's of course president of the United States. The House has impeach president trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress over the withheld aid. Senate Senate Majority Leader Mitch. McConnell slated to address impeachment on the Senate floor today as the Senate returns the democratic controlled House and the Republican looking controlled Senate or an unprecedented standoff over president. Trump's impeachment house majority leader. Nancy Pelosi is refused to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate and efforts to pressure Senator McConnell to conduct a fair trial secretary of state. Mike Pompeo had been slated to meet with the Ukrainian president today. Hey in Kiev. Ukraine postponed his trip there amidst the mounting tensions between the US and Iran and election news. Who Leon Castro Stroh has dropped out of the presidential race? He was the only Latino in the Democratic field. He served Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Obama Administration and was previously the Mayor Mayor of San Antonio Texas throughout his campaign casters struggled to gain traction in a crowded democratic field of mostly white wealthy candidates he did not qualify. The last two debates in November and December Castro has demanded the Democratic National Committee reform the presidential nomination system including changing the order of primary. Mary Election States which for years has prioritized the majority white states of Iowa and New Hampshire and changing the debate qualifications which has seen top candidates. The dates of color excluded from the stage. Castro ran on a platform of decriminalizing crossing the border undocumented abolishing immigration and customs enforcement. I want ice and police reform among other progressive issues. This is Castro in an interview with democracy now on October when I asked him about. Trump's zero tolerance immigration nation policies. I hope that more and more Americans are paying attention to the depravity of this president and the cruelty that he's inflicted on on people that are simply seeking a better life and that's consistent with people from different places all over the world that have come seeking a better life who've come from desperate circumstances assist throughout the generations and so this is nothing new in our country's history or the history of the world. Holy Castro's withdraw from the presidential race comes after California. Senator Kamala Harris also dropped out in early December. Marianne Williamson has also laid off her campaign staff national and more Election News Vermont. I'm on Senator Bernie. Sanders campaign raised over thirty. Four point five million dollars for the fourth quarter of two thousand nineteen more than any other Democratic candidate and well over ten million dollars more than former vice president Joe Biden's campaign sanders campaign said it raised the thirty four point five million dollars from one point. Eight million individual donors and that the average donation was eighteen dollars former vice president. Joe Biden raised twenty two point seven million dollars colors in the fourth quarter political reported last week Democratic Party officials and insiders including Hillary Clinton allies. Now say it's possible sanders might win. The party's the Presidential Nomination Party. Insiders had largely written off Sanders campaign but in recent weeks. Some have reconsidered his chances as Sanders Sanders continues to rise in the polls president trump race significantly more in the fourth quarter of two thousand nine hundred than any Democratic candidate including sanders. He raised a a total of forty six million dollars. Australia's bracing for what's expected to be the worst weekend yet in an already devastating climate fueled wildfire wildfire season. That's ravaged the southeastern part of the country killed at least eighteen people nearly half a billion animals and destroyed fourteen and a half.

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04:17 min | 2 years ago

"qasim sulamani" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

"And so there's a lot there at the hitter. But I want everyone to watch mcchrystal and get a sense of what a great leader is way. You want to read leaders, but he did pause to talk about two names are Kelly and Silla Mani that out of concern anyone as we withdraw from Syria. Cut number twelve finished by courage in two different types of people. They're not paired, by the way, Harriet Tubman, and John Kelly are not paired about Harriet Tubman first of all revelation to me, she she just. One of the most courageous people. I've ever read about thirteen trips to get enslaved people free leading union troops on a raid. It's it's well worth it. She has courage rock, courage. But so does your nemesis Cowie? I mean, you do not praise him in any way for his evil. But you recognize he had a great deal of physical, courage. He had tremendous amount of physical courage, and he was in many ways, a psychopath who personally beheaded people, but he was passionately connected to his. 'cause he was a charismatic leader who walk the walk who who did the things he asked his followers to do. He inspired them. And he was competent. And so we fought him for two and a half years. I remember standing over his dead body and thinking conflicted on the one hand, I was very happy. He was dead. But on the other hand, you couldn't help, but grudgingly admire what he'd done he'd actually created al-qaeda in Iraq. Which is the forerunner of ISIS. Formulator v started a civil war which was his goal in Iraq. And while it was evil. He gotten the job done. He fought us in a way that Titus and nuts for quite a while. And so he believed in this. 'cause now. I could judge them on one standpoint as either on the other hand what if I had his background? I wouldn't have seen the world the same way and tried to do things the same way. So it was a bit humbling to realize that you know, we're not all good. They're not all bad. We're not all competent, and they are amateur have some ability. So when you look at Qasim Sulamani who is the he was your great rival running the Iranians and their operation. Is he the equal of any other leader out there right now, Milton in terms of military and charismatic style in your view Stanley mcchrystal? Yeah. I think he is from what I see is good as I get as they get. We went to school on him while we were working against the Iranians. And then I've watched him since he is charismatic. He's out there. Now, he has a different environment operated. No, no, American general, whatever have the freedom of action and the political power that custom Sulejmani has and therefore it allows him to do some things. But what he does he does quietly with extraordinary effectiveness, and and we got pay great attention. It is so important to people understand how dangerous Iran is how dangerous ISIS is they are different sides of the same coin of Jihadist extremism. Iran represents Shia extremism Sola is a great captain, a tremendous commander general of unparalleled charisma and ability, and he is ranging over a battlefield, but includes all of Syria, Lebanon, and Tehran, and he threatens our friends Israel. He threatens the Gulf states. He threatens Kuwait Saudi Arabia. He threatened Jordan Egypt in the new government in Iraq at the same time. Isis is an idea not just as fifteen to twenty thousand black flags cornered in Syria. So we withdraw. We're offering them the opportunity to come back off the floor. And if we leave Afghanistan, we'll be back. That's what Stanley mcchrystal said if you leave we come back that that's that's the problem play that for you. The whole mcchrystal interview is a fascinating interview. And it goes for forty five minutes. I think that's the the best amount of time for podcast. But this one is not just a podcast. You wanna see the general look into his eyes? They tape it over to hughhewitt dot com and watch it. I will not move it to the universe until Tuesday of next week. So you can watch it for free. Listen to it for free until Tuesday of next week. I want everyone to go out and buy leaders for Christmas. And I think when you're done listening to Stanley mcchrystal you sit up straight. You you go out and exercise right away. And then you begin reading. He's an amazing leader. In amazing.

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860AM The Answer

04:16 min | 2 years ago

"qasim sulamani" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"And so there's a lot there at the universe. But I want everyone to watch mcchrystal and get a sense of what a great leader. He is way. You want to read leaders, but he did pasta talk about two names are Kelly and Sulamani that ought to concern anyone as we withdraw from Syria cut number twelve to finish by courage in two different types of people. They're not paired, by the way, Herod Tubman in Dr we are not paired about Harriet Tubman personal revelation to me, she she just one of the most courageous people. I've ever read about thirteen trips to get. Enslaved people free leading union troops on a raid. It's it's well worth it. She has courage rock, courage. But so does your nemesis Cowie? I mean, you do not praise him in any way for his evil. But you recognize he had a great deal of physical courage, tremendous amount of physical courage, and he was in many ways, the psychopath who personally beheaded people, but he was passionately convicted to his 'cause he was a charismatic leader who walked the walk who who did the things he asked his followers to do. He inspired them. And he was competent. And so we fought him for two and a half years. I remember standing over his dead body and thinking conflicted on the one hand, I was very happy. He was dead. But on the other hand, you couldn't help, but grudgingly admire what he'd done he'd actually created Al Qaeda in Iraq. Which is the forerunner of ISIS. He formulated. He started a civil war which was his goal in Iraq. And while it was evil deep gotten a job done. He fought us in a way that Titus and nuts for quite a while. And so he believed in this. 'cause now. I could judge them on one standpoint as even on the other hand what if I had his background? Who's to say, I wouldn't have seen the world the same way and tried to do things the same way. So it was a bit humbling to realize that we're not all good. They're not bad. We're not all competent, and they are amateur. They have some ability. So when you look at Qasim Sulamani who is the he was your great rival running the Iranians and their operation. Is he the equal of any other leader out there right now in terms of military and charismatic style in your view Stanley mcchrystal? Yeah. I think he is from what I see is good as I get as they get. We went to school on him while we were working against the Iranians. And then I've watched him since he is charismatic. He's out there. Now, he has a different environment operated. No, no, American general, whatever have the freedom of action and political power that custom Sola Monty has and therefore it allows him to do some things. But what he does. He does quietly Boyd extraordinary effectiveness. And and we gotta pay great attentiveness to that. It is so important to people understand how dangerous Iran is how dangerous ISIS is they are different sides of the same coin of Jihadist extremism. Iran represents Shia extremism. And is a great captain. A tremendous commander a general of unparalleled charisma and ability, and he is ranging over battlefield that includes all of Syria Lebanon in Tehran, and he threatens our friends Israel. He threatens the Gulf states. He threatens Kuwait Saudi Arabia. He threatened Jordan Egypt in the new government in Iraq at the same time. Isis is an idea not just those fifteen to twenty thousand black flags cornered in Syria. So we withdraw. We're offering them the opportunity to come back off the floor. And if we leave Afghantistan, we'll be back. That's what Stanley mcchrystal said. If you leave we come back. That's that's the problem. Play that for you. The whole mcchrystal interview is a fascinating interview. And it goes for forty five minutes. I think that's the the best amount of time for podcast. But this one is not just a podcast you want to see the general look into his eyes. They go over to hughhewitt dot com and watch it. I will not move it to the universe until Tuesday of next week. So you can watch it for free. Listen to it for free until Tuesday of next week. I want everyone to go out and buy leaders for Christmas. And I think when you're done listening to Stanley mcchrystal you sit up straight. You you go out and exercise right away. And then you begin reading..

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860AM The Answer

04:17 min | 2 years ago

"qasim sulamani" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"And so there's a lot there at the universe. But I want everyone to watch mcchrystal. And get a sense of what a great leader is why you want to read leaders, but he did pause to talk about two names are Kelly and Sulamani that out of concern anyone as we withdraw from Syria. Cut number twelve that want to finish by courage to different types of people. They're not paired, by the way here at Tubman in Khoury are not paired about Harriet Tubman first of all revelation to me, she she just one of the most courageous people. I've ever read about thirteen trips to get enslaved people free leading union troops on a raid. It's it's well worth it. She has courage rock urge. But so does your amasis Cowie? I mean, you do not praise him in any way for his evil. But you recognize he had a great deal of physical, courage. He had tremendous amount of physical courage, and he was in many ways psychopath who personally beheaded people, but he was passionately convicted to his 'cause he was a charismatic leader who walk the walk who who did the things he asked his followers to do. He inspired them. And he was competent. And so we fought him for two and a half years. I remember standing over his dead body and thinking conflicted on the one hand, I was very happy. He was dead. But on the other hand, you couldn't help, but grudgingly admire what he'd done he'd actually created al-qaeda in Iraq. Which is the forerunner of ISIS. He formulator started a civil war which was his goal in Iraq. And while it was evil. He gotten a job done. He fought us in a way that Titus and not for quite a while. And so he believed in this. 'cause now. I could judge him on one standpoint as either on the other hand what if I had his background? Who's to say, I wouldn't have seen the world the same way and tried to do things the same way. So it was a bit humbling to realize that we're not all good. They're not bad. We're not all competent, and they are amateur. They have some ability. So when you look at Qasim Sulamani who is the he was your great rival running the Iranians and their operation. Is he the equal of any other leader out there right now in terms of military and charismatic style in your view Stanley mcchrystal? Yeah. I think he is from what I see is good as I get as they get. We went to school on him while we were working against the Iranians. And then I've watched him since he is charismatic. He's out there. Now, he has a different environment operated. No, no, American general, whatever had the freedom of action and the political power that custom Sola Monty has and therefore it allows him to do some things. But what he does he does quietly with extraordinary effectiveness, and and we got to pay attention to that. It is so important to people understand how dangerous Iran is how dangerous ISIS is they are different sides of the same coin of Jihadist extremism. Iran represents Shia extremism and money is a great captain tremendous commander, a general of unparalleled charisma and ability, and he is ranging over battlefield that includes all of Syria, Lebanon, and Tehran, and he threatens our friends Israel threatens the Gulf states. He threatens Kuwait. Saudi Arabia threatened, Jordan, Egypt in the new government in Iraq at the same time. Isis is an idea not just as fifteen to twenty thousand black flags cornered in Syria. So we withdraw. We're offering them the opportunity to come back off the floor. And if we leave Afghanistan, we'll be back. That's what Stanley mcchrystal said. If you leave we come back. That's that's the problem. Play that for you. The whole mcchrystal interview is a fascinating interview. And it goes for forty five minutes. I think that's the best amount of time for podcast. But this one is not just a podcast. You wanna see the general look into his eyes? They tape it over to hughhewitt dot com and watch it. I will not move it to the universe until Tuesday of next week. So you can watch it for free. Listen to it for free until Tuesday of next week. I want everyone to go out and buy leaders for Christmas. And I think when you're done listening to Stanley mcchrystal you sit up straight. You you go out and exercise right away. And then you begin reading. He's an amazing leader..

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WNYC 93.9 FM

05:17 min | 2 years ago

"qasim sulamani" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"And what they did a console many dolls for females in aviation After the news BBC's Hello I'm Garris follow the former Pakistani cricket star Imran Khan has declared victory in the general election amid accusations of vote-rigging by rivals in a live. Television address Mr. Khan said his party was successful and had been. Given a mandate he also promised that his government's will be the first that will not carry out. Any political victimization Sarah, Pakistan unitl I stay. Or Pakistan to unite I want to make clear that any of our opponents people who voted against us I think the kind of personal attacks that I faced no one has ever faced and before I have forgotten. All of this and Pretoria. This behind me this is not about me this is about my country partial, results indicate Mr. Khan's party will emerge as the single, largest impediment succumbed commodity is in Islam about supporters and journalists have been gathering outside Iman cons house on the. Outskirts of Islamabad off to delays in the counting of the votes results, are, still coming in there. Seems to be a consensus. That. His party have secured the most seats they're likely to fall just short of an outright majority but analysts say they should easily be able to form a government. By allying with independent candidates or smaller parties the PM then party. Which has been power for the past five years however has rejected the results human rights groups had Raised. Concerns about the build up to the polls amidst allegations Pakistan's powerful military we're trying. To fix the result in favor of Mr. Khan's party both he and the army. Have dismissed those claims Mr. Kearney's seen by many voters as a break, from the dynastic politics that. Is dominated the country for, decades a government minister. Increase says one of the country's worst won't find disasters was exacerbated by residents in the hardest hit community Panos commandos the defense minister told the BBC people in the resort of Marty had built unlicensed properties near wooded. Areas thus blocking their own. Escape routes Mr. commandos insisted the Greek defence forces acted promptly in difficult weather, conditions the man seen as Iran's key military commander in, Syria Iraq and given has issued a strong threat to President Trump not Twitter Iran in a speech Qasim Sulamani. Who's head of the coots force told Mr. Trump that if he started, a, war Iran would finish. It Sebastian OSHA reports Wants a. Figure of the shadows exerting a near mythic influence Iranian military engagements around the world Qassam Suleimani has increasingly come out. Into the open in the past few years pictures of a grizzled commander smiling on various frontlines of popped up. Regularly some Photoshop others genuine, now he's been quoted on Iranian television channeling inflammatory rhetoric at the US president in response to Mr. Trump's. Own recent tweet warning in block capitals but Iran will suffer untold consequences if its leaders threaten America again, well with news from the BBC. This is WNYC in New York at nine oh four good morning I'm. Kerry Nolan New York state is installing facial recognition software, to catch criminals at the city's bridges and tunnels WNYC Zoe, as ULA has, more at a press conference governor Cuomo painted a picture of a world where facial recognition technology guarded the city at its airports bridges, and, tunnels keeping Track of those who, enter an exit he claimed facial recognition tack is. The future of anti-terrorism security privacy and activist, groups disagree executive director, of, NYC l. you Donna Lieberman says. The tech sometimes gets faces wrong can receive tend to be in the area. Of young people old people, women people of color so you're talking about. Like lots, of, vulnerable. Populations the MTA says so far it's. Just a pilot and no data's being shared with law enforcement adding our priority is balancing public safety with, civil liberties New Jersey's attorney general. Is responding after two local radio. Hosts, made racist and xenophobic comments about him on air Gooby or gray wall. Tweeted, his. Name this. Morning and added. Quote I'm the sixty first attorney general of New Jersey I'm a Sikh American I have three. Daughters, and yesterday I told them to turn off the, Radio New jersey one zero one point five hosts Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco said they couldn't recall gray walls name, yesterday And referred to, him as quote turban man and quote the guy with a turban. The station says both have been taken off the air. Until further notice a post office in Chinatown will soon get a name change to honor late suffragette and local community organizer President Trump signed a Bill into law renaming the door. Your street building the Mabel Lee memorial post office. Lee who died in. Nineteen sixty six was the first Chinese woman to receive a PHD from Columbia, University she was well. Known for organizing classes for Chinatown's residents congresswoman Nydia Velazquez sponsored the bipartisan Bill this is WNYC Hello and welcome to NewsHour from the BBC World Service coming.

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New York State plans to install anti-terrorism facial recognition technology

BBC Newshour

05:17 min | 2 years ago

New York State plans to install anti-terrorism facial recognition technology

"And what they did a console many dolls for females in aviation After the news BBC's Hello I'm Garris follow the former Pakistani cricket star Imran Khan has declared victory in the general election amid accusations of vote-rigging by rivals in a live. Television address Mr. Khan said his party was successful and had been. Given a mandate he also promised that his government's will be the first that will not carry out. Any political victimization Sarah, Pakistan unitl I stay. Or Pakistan to unite I want to make clear that any of our opponents people who voted against us I think the kind of personal attacks that I faced no one has ever faced and before I have forgotten. All of this and Pretoria. This behind me this is not about me this is about my country partial, results indicate Mr. Khan's party will emerge as the single, largest impediment succumbed commodity is in Islam about supporters and journalists have been gathering outside Iman cons house on the. Outskirts of Islamabad off to delays in the counting of the votes results, are, still coming in there. Seems to be a consensus. That. His party have secured the most seats they're likely to fall just short of an outright majority but analysts say they should easily be able to form a government. By allying with independent candidates or smaller parties the PM then party. Which has been power for the past five years however has rejected the results human rights groups had Raised. Concerns about the build up to the polls amidst allegations Pakistan's powerful military we're trying. To fix the result in favor of Mr. Khan's party both he and the army. Have dismissed those claims Mr. Kearney's seen by many voters as a break, from the dynastic politics that. Is dominated the country for, decades a government minister. Increase says one of the country's worst won't find disasters was exacerbated by residents in the hardest hit community Panos commandos the defense minister told the BBC people in the resort of Marty had built unlicensed properties near wooded. Areas thus blocking their own. Escape routes Mr. commandos insisted the Greek defence forces acted promptly in difficult weather, conditions the man seen as Iran's key military commander in, Syria Iraq and given has issued a strong threat to President Trump not Twitter Iran in a speech Qasim Sulamani. Who's head of the coots force told Mr. Trump that if he started, a, war Iran would finish. It Sebastian OSHA reports Wants a. Figure of the shadows exerting a near mythic influence Iranian military engagements around the world Qassam Suleimani has increasingly come out. Into the open in the past few years pictures of a grizzled commander smiling on various frontlines of popped up. Regularly some Photoshop others genuine, now he's been quoted on Iranian television channeling inflammatory rhetoric at the US president in response to Mr. Trump's. Own recent tweet warning in block capitals but Iran will suffer untold consequences if its leaders threaten America again, well with news from the BBC. This is WNYC in New York at nine oh four good morning I'm. Kerry Nolan New York state is installing facial recognition software, to catch criminals at the city's bridges and tunnels WNYC Zoe, as ULA has, more at a press conference governor Cuomo painted a picture of a world where facial recognition technology guarded the city at its airports bridges, and, tunnels keeping Track of those who, enter an exit he claimed facial recognition tack is. The future of anti-terrorism security privacy and activist, groups disagree executive director, of, NYC l. you Donna Lieberman says. The tech sometimes gets faces wrong can receive tend to be in the area. Of young people old people, women people of color so you're talking about. Like lots, of, vulnerable. Populations the MTA says so far it's. Just a pilot and no data's being shared with law enforcement adding our priority is balancing public safety with, civil liberties New Jersey's attorney general. Is responding after two local radio. Hosts, made racist and xenophobic comments about him on air Gooby or gray wall. Tweeted, his. Name this. Morning and added. Quote I'm the sixty first attorney general of New Jersey I'm a Sikh American I have three. Daughters, and yesterday I told them to turn off the, Radio New jersey one zero one point five hosts Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco said they couldn't recall gray walls name, yesterday And referred to, him as quote turban man and quote the guy with a turban. The station says both have been taken off the air. Until further notice a post office in Chinatown will soon get a name change to honor late suffragette and local community organizer President Trump signed a Bill into law renaming the door. Your street building the Mabel Lee memorial post office. Lee who died in. Nineteen sixty six was the first Chinese woman to receive a PHD from Columbia, University she was well. Known for organizing classes for Chinatown's residents congresswoman Nydia Velazquez sponsored the bipartisan Bill this is WNYC Hello and welcome to NewsHour from the BBC World Service coming.

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"qasim sulamani" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

02:16 min | 3 years ago

"qasim sulamani" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"Do you think that there's any connection that iran feels less constrained now that the us no longer is part of this this deal about iran nukes that's ludicrous yes ludicrous to suggest that iran feels less constrained when during the jcp away they have now fired missiles into an airport where americans travel each day in riyadh they've not fired missiles into israel to fix suggest that somehow the breath draw from the jason has driving the iranian conduct has taken place during the jcp in yemen the rise of hezbollah all of those things took place during the jcp cpo indeed i would argue that they felt they could act with impunity they watched they watched europe put exactly zero sanctions on their missile program during the jcp away i think we're and zarif nude need to explain why it's the case the wall this agreement was in place iran continued its march across the middle east president trump made it clear that he's not only going after iran but he's also prepared to sanction european companies that continue to do business in tehran here is the president we will be instituting the highest level of economic sanction any nation that helps around in his quest for nuclear weapons could also be strongly sanctioned by the united states but the leaders of france of germany of brenton all say that they're going to stay in the deal and they're going to look for a way to protect european companies that continue to do business the question is how hard is the trump administration prepared to go after european companies that ignore the us pulling out two things chris i the wealth that was created in iran as a result of the jcp away drove iranian malign activity it fueled qasim sulamani it fueled provided resources for their work in syria and iraq president trump's withdrawal is aimed at denying them that wealth denying them the resources to continue their bad behavior to take the money away from them the withdrawal wasn't aimed at the.

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"qasim sulamani" Discussed on AM 870 The Answer

AM 870 The Answer

02:24 min | 3 years ago

"qasim sulamani" Discussed on AM 870 The Answer

"This ludicrous to suggest that iran feels less constrained when during the jcp away they have now fired missiles into an airport where americans travel each day in riyadh enough fired missiles into israel to fix suggest that somehow the draw from the jcp is driving the iranian conduct is taking place during the jcp in yemen the rise of hezbollah all of those things took place during the jcp oh indeed i would argue that they felt they could act with impunity they watched they watched a europe put exactly zero sanctions on their missile program during the jcp away i think we're audience arief nude need to explain why it's the case the wall this agreement was in place iran continued its march across the middle east president trump made it clear that he's not only going after iran but he's also prepared to sanction european companies that continue to do business in tehran here is the president we will be instituting the highest level of economic sanction any nation that helps around in his quest for nuclear weapons could also be strongly sanctioned by the united states but the leaders of france germany of brenton all say that they're going to stay in the deal and they're going to look for a way to protect european companies that continue to do business the question is how hard is the trump administration prepared to go after european companies that that ignore the us pulling out two things chris i the wealth that was created in iran as a result of the jcp away drove iranian malign activity it fueled qasim sulamani it fueled iron provided resources for their work in syria and iraq president trump's withdrawal is aimed at denying them that wealth denying them the resources to continue their bad behavior to take the money away from them the withdrawal wasn't aimed at the europeans i worked hard over the short time i've been the secretary of state to try and fix the deal we couldn't reach agreement with our e3 partners i am hopeful in the days and weeks ahead we can come up with a deal that really works that really protects the world from arabian bad behavior not just their nuclear program but their missiles and their maligned behaviors well but what i'll be working closely with the europeans to try and achieve that what about if.

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