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Fresh update on "russians" discussed on Evening News with Art Sanders
"The European Union is moving to ban, Russian diesel fuel, the band takes effect Sunday and follows him Margot on coal in most oil from Russia. The EU is working to reduce reliance on Russian energy and payments to the Kremlin as the invasion of Ukraine approaches the one year mark at the end of the month. A spate of bird deaths in Colorado have been linked to an avian flu outbreak in the state geese and reportedly make up half the bird death statewide local residents in Colorado have been told to make sure children and pets stay away from dead birds. A father at a park in englewood said he's heeding the warning. Sometimes it's easier to let your kid just kind of run off and play. So it's keeps you on your toes a little bit more for
Ukraine defense minister expects help from West on warplanes
"Ukraine's defense minister is confident Western Allies will agree to the country's latest weapons request warplanes to fight off Russian forces that invaded nearly a year ago. Defense minister Alexei reznikov told a news conference in Kyiv on Sunday, Ukraine had already received everything from his wish list to Santa, except planes. He has there will be planes too. The question being, what kind exactly? Consider this mission is already completed. So far, Ukraine has once support from Baltic nations and Poland in its quest to obtain western fighter jets, but several western leaders have expressed concern that providing warplanes could provoke the Kremlin and draw their countries deeper into the conflict. I'm Charles De Ledesma
Fresh update on "russians" discussed on BTV Simulcast
"Agency says China could be poised for a stronger than anticipated economic rebound that will boost demand for oil and for natural gas. The executive director for the B roll spoke to Bloomberg about the energy outlook and how the latest price caps on Russian fuel are making an impact. I think we have already seen the first press cap and crude prices. And we have not seen a major challenge in terms of the availability of oil and in terms of the markets, we didn't see any disruption. But what it meant is that when we look at the Russian oil and gas export revenues, one year, just before the war and now end of January this year, Russian oil
Russias Largest Private Bank Launches Digital Asset Platform
"9 p.m. Sunday, February 5th, 2023. Russia's largest private bank launches digital asset platform. Alpha bank, one of the major Russian banking institutions has established its own platform for digital financial assets. The launch became possible after Russia's monetary authority added alpha bank to its register of digital asset issuers this week. Privately owned alphabet sets up digital asset platform with Central Bank's permission Russia's alpha bank has launched a token, a platform allowing.
Russias Largest Private Bank Launches Digital Asset Platform Finance Bitcoin News
"10 p.m. Sunday February 5th, 2023. Russia's largest private bank launches digital asset platform finance Bitcoin news. Alpha bank, one of many main Russian banking establishments, has established its personal platform for digital.
Putin promised not to kill Zelenskyy, former Israeli prime minister says
"A former Israeli leader involved in earlier talks aimed at preventing Russia's war with Ukraine, says he secured a promise, the Ukrainian president would not be killed. In an interview, former Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett says Russian president Vladimir Putin promised him. He would not take out his Ukrainian counterpart, volodymyr zelensky. Bennett's words say he asked again. And Putin declared I won't kill zelensky. Bennett says he then notified the Ukrainian president who later went on national TV and said he wasn't afraid. Bennett, who served for just 6 months, became an unlikely intermediary in the first weeks of the war. He's one of few western leaders who got to meet with Putin in a hasty trip to Moscow. His comments shed light on the diplomatic efforts expended
Ukraine: 5 injured in rocket attacks on 2nd-largest city
"Ukrainian officials say a key city has been attacked by Russian rockets. The regional governor of kharkiv is reporting a handful of injuries. After a Russian S 300 missile found near an apartment building and another struck a higher education building in the heart of the city. In Donetsk, the eastern region, at least 5 civilians there were wounded in rocket attacks, fired during the overnight hours. The city of Odessa in the south has been plunged into darkness, with a large scale power failure, crews are trying to connect generators to help the situation until
The Heritage Foundation's Jim Carafano on Chinese Surveillance
"With some very sexy stuff, nuclear artillery when you're in the army. Can we hypothesize what they're looking at? Are they mapping power grids or are they mapping military installations? What are utility to the system? Well, see this to me is the truly intriguing question because China has an exquisite and growing satellite capability, particularly at low earth orbit, which are perfect for surveillance of, and so the question is, if they've got really good eye in the sky, what do they need to do? Why do they need this? Now, we should make clear as we use aerostats. The Russian Jews them, you can do some pretty cool things. But they're like niche capabilities. You want to loiter in a specific place. Or something. And so the question is, what niche thing are the Chinese looking for that they think they have to do this? So here's an interesting historical. During the early years of the Cold War, the way we got Intel on the Soviet missile fields is we flew aircraft over at such an incredibly high altitude in such a revolutionary airplane that the Russians couldn't they would fly up and the planes would literally fall out of the sky. They couldn't hit us until they could hit us. And what was the Russian response to that? They didn't say anything. They never admitted that it was happening because they didn't want to be so embarrassing control their own airspace. Right. We just showed the world that we can not control American airspace.
Qatar boosts influence in Lebanon amid multiple crises
"Qatar is silently expanding its influence in Lebanon, despite the fact that the crisis hit countries under growing control from the Iranian backed militant group has Bala, signs have emerged of Qatar's ever more present involvement in its regional neighbor Lebanon. It has continued to receive Lebanese leaders and has pumped tens of millions of dollars and to helping the country's armed forces amid a historic economic meltdown. Catas started to see the fruits of its investments when its state owned Qatar energy replaced a Russian firm in an international consortium to search for gas in the Mediterranean Sea, Qatar will also for the first time join a meeting in Paris, along with officials from France, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. for discussion focusing on Lebanon's political and economic crises. I'm Karen Chammas
Lindsey Graham's Hidden Agenda With Pedro Gonzalez
"Us now is Pedro Gonzalez, check out his substack contra, I'm a subscriber to it and I learn a lot. Pedro, welcome to program. I really want to talk about Lindsey Graham with you. I thought you had some of the best commentary on that. I'm a Trump supporter in 2024. And I am disturbed and bothered at Lindsey Graham's proximity to Donald Trump. Let's play cut 47 and then I want you to react to play cut 47. I am for Trump, not because of the flaws of anybody else. I'm for Donald Trump because I know what I'm going to get. We need somebody that on day one can get this country back on track that can secure our border and bring order out of chaos. Somebody the Russians and the Chinese fear. Somebody that can take the fight to the terrorist. They Abraham accords the result of Donald Trump in pressing the Arabs and Israelis. He is the best solution to the problems we face, not because of the flaws of others, but because what I know he can do. Does he believe that Pedro your reaction? I don't know, because Lindsay has built his career online to people and probably lying to himself. But I think the bottom line is exactly what you said at the outset that it's not a good sign that Lindsey Graham is in such close proximity to Trump. And the idea that Trump needs Lindsey Graham's support in order to win South Carolina that argument just seems to not make sense at all. And if that's true, that actually means that Trump has bigger problems than people, I guess, are aware of, right? If Lindsey Graham is critical to your success, that's not a good sign for your campaign. So really, there's no rational reason for the right to make excuses for Lindsey Graham's proximity to Trump. And I think that Graham is among the most pernicious in the GOP precisely for the reasons that I outlined the other night on Tucker Carlson, but I can actually go a little bit more in depth here because I have more time. But again, people look at people look at Graham and they see this kind of goofy character who's ultimately harmless, but he's not
Pentagon Says Suspected Chinese Balloon Is 'Not a Problem'
"The Chinese balloon that's just free floating over the United States Pentagon says that it's not a problem even though it has the ability to maneuver And seems to be collecting information It's not a problem Jim tells me it's just floating over Kansas just now and perhaps maybe it's not a swipe balloon after all maybe it's just Dorothy coming home There's no place like home Maybe if they shoot down the balloon they'll just find a pair of red sparkly shoes I am astounded I can not get over the fact that we are just so casually talking about a spy balloon from our number one enemy just casually floating over the United States heading towards the capitol I or at least the east coast and that's where the capital is I'm trying to I'm a child of the 80s as I told cash Patel who was on last hour and I can't even imagine if a Russian spy balloon was sort of just free floating over the United States during that time The entire country would be having a convention fit Surely the Russians were already on our soil They were conducting all kinds of spy operations but not so brazenly and openly this just feels like a slap in the face And we surely wouldn't I hate to do this I hate to say it but this surely wouldn't have happened under president Trump And there's a reason for that And I was saying before we went to break we're headed to Trump in 2024 They keep this up
Tom Brady Retires... Again
"To the final segment today. I think we're going to take into and it is also again New York Post play this out very well. If you're looking at it, it says we miss you, Tommy. And this is the retirement of Tom Brady for the second time. I run it, not an ironically, I think he probably planned this. It came on the same day he retired last year. Oh, weird. Who would have thought Tom? Look, the post has had some incredible front pages on Tom Brady over the years and some good something bad. I mean, I was going back through some of these James and looking at and frankly, I'd almost forgotten about the flight gate. You know, of course. The balls and anything going by my brain. Anyway, Tom Brady retired. I think he will retire this year. I think he, I think, probably in, you know, look, I'm not getting anybody else's business, you know, for that matter, but you wonder if he really at the end of this year thought, well, maybe should have done it. Hindsight is 2020, hot dog. Yeah. Every month. But now he is, you know, the rumor, you know, again, he's got a ten year already signed contract with fathers. I mean, 375 million or something like that. This is to show you this is interesting. He's the greatest quarterback of all time. I mean, player, you know, that goes. Of course. He might like 324 million playing football. He's gonna make 375 million and I was total in his football career, 20 something years. He's gonna make ten year prior to 375 million sitting in a booth with Fox and he's never been in the booth before. Yeah, I mean, this is like. But don't you feel, I mean, don't you just know Greg Olsen's like saying, really, man? Really? Yeah. You know? Well, first of all, Greg Olson got his shot on the big stage and he blew it. Was a disaster. But he's been Greg Olsen's fun. He's actually from my neck of the Woods. They play, we used to get our tails handed to us in football by them. I think it was Wayne in northern Holland. I don't know. But this is what I think today, because Tom Brady says he's not Russian of the booth, right? He wants to spend time with his kids and all the other lies he's telling. Because he can take a gap year. I mean, it's open to whenever he wants to come. I mean, isn't that crazy? Yeah, a contractor just whenever you want to show up. Yeah, somebody calls me up and be like, hey, any time you want to show up, here's your tears, $10 million. $365 million for ten years. You're like, okay, cool. I'll see you in a couple years. I'm going to take some time off. That's like winning the lottery and then saying, why don't you just hold my ticket for a couple of months?
The Phony “Fact Checkers” of a Company Called Newsguard
"Is an amazing and horribly amazing thing how much free speech is shut down in this country. NewsGuard, something new to all of you is due to us. Is a perfect example. Of the Stalin type apparatuses that are at work to shut down in the name of misinformation. Marissa striatus CEO of PragerU, we have been affected by them. You mentioned Marissa that The New York Times, of course, all left wing sources I presume get a hundred organic green light. I was reading yesterday that the Columbia journalism review has a scathing article, which I am amazed that it does. About how The New York Times lied about Russian collusion for years, just out and out lied. And there was no response from The New York Times. This is the Columbia journalism review. You think NewsGuard will give a yellow or red light to The New York Times. Of course not. They're both functionaries of the left. So what could prager you do? Why are you coming on to tell people about this? So as you always say, we fight, we fight because we have to fight whether we win or not. I mean, this is a very big site that we're taking on. But we have no other choice. And we've positioned ourselves in a place where we fight for America. We fight for freedom of speech and for clarity. And for those who are listening now, I'm sure that they're wondering what can they do and also how can get they get more information about this. There's a lot of details. A lot of information that is worth looking into. So I want to invite everybody to our website to trigger you dot com. So you can see in your own eyes the screenshots of where the funding is coming from, who is involved. How are they using their connections to exert power and influence on Americans also in schools, by the way, they have a partnership with the largest teachers unions in America. They have 1.7 million teachers using NewsGuard as a filter for the type of information that is going into classrooms. And so if you're curious about it, go to prager U dot com and learn more.
'TODAY' Show Touts Hunter Biden's 'Aggressive' Strategy
"Now on The Today Show they were doing something completely the opposite of this today They were cheering Hunter Biden's attorneys demanding that the feds criminally investigate those that promoted and shared information from his laptop The Today Show basically state sponsored Biden government media here propaganda This might as well have been on Russia today I want to ask you about something else here Another Biden in the spotlight this morning Hunter Biden and it's involving his much talked about laptop once again what's the latest with that Yeah that's right Well we are tracking what appears to be an aggressive new legal strategy Hunter Biden trying to go on offense as House Republicans are preparing investigations into him and his business dealings We could see that as soon as next week Hunter Biden's lawyers writing a letter to the DoJ in Delaware attorney general asking them to criminally investigate some of former president Trump's allies you know these names Rudy Giuliani Steve Bannon for what they allege is trafficking and stolen information including data possibly from his laptop and an effort to weaponize the contents from that laptop against President Biden Now the laptop you may remember was at the center of a series of salacious and frankly damaging media stories about the president's son a lot of them before the 2020 election including alleged emails related to his business dealings overseas and Republicans have really tried to seize on this alleging Hunter Biden has tried to profit off his father's political career For his part President Biden has denied knowledge of his son's business dealings Now representative for Giuliani we reached out to him told NBC News raising concerns now indicates just how devastating the text and videos from hunter's laptop truly are A really defiant Steve Bannon said I thought Biden told us it was all Russian disinformation We did reach out to the Justice Department By the way I love how they say a really defiant Steve Bannon says I thought they told us it was all Russian disinformation That's not defiant That's just calling you out for being scumbags
Rep. Jim Jordan: Calling Out 50 Intel Officials Who Lied About Laptop
"Representative Jim Jordan's by the way How can it be that Hunter Biden how can it be Hunter Biden's laptop Referring to some of the lies are being told 51 former Intel officials told us it wasn't his laptop Now all of a sudden it is his laptop The focus that we'll have on the committee is how big government worked with big tech to keep that information from the American people starting with those 51 former Intel officials who wrote that now famous line that the Hunter Biden laptop story has all the earmarks of a Russian information operation We knew it wasn't at the time Now we have confirmation even from Hunter Biden himself for goodness sake So I think that's the key takeaway here What it means is the deep state has been lying to you for a long time Right Hunter Biden's laptop and then admitting it's real Well okay here we go Now I love how they phrased this right over there on CNN They're like oh well we're changing strategies CBS News we're changing strategies Was that your laptop For real I don't know I know but you know I really don't know The answer is you don't know yes or no if the laptop I don't have any idea I don't have any idea Okay now it's real So I'm going on offense and if you talk about the laptop then damn it I'm coming after you and you are going to jail Changing strategies right It's how they put the propaganda on CNN earlier today
Emails Raise Suspicion of Influence Peddling by Joe & Hunter Biden
"Well let's look at one of the newest emails that has come out Miranda Devine has done one hell of a job by the way of researching this laptop In fact she wrote a book laptop from hell Not only has Hunter Biden's family finally admitted this laptop is his But now there's emails that are connecting a lot of dots Let's just take a look at his Alcoa email Promising Russian oligarch info And it's now raising fresh concerns about his I'm referring to Hunter Biden's access to Joe Biden's classified documents There was a Hunter Biden email And again I don't give a crap about Hunter Biden I'll say it over and over again I don't care about his salacious scumbag okay What I do care about is him selling access to America to some of the worst bad actors in the world the Chinese communist government evil people in Ukraine and very evil people in Russia This hunter by an email that was sent to an American aluminum company and promised seeing information on Russian oligarchs is now raising fresh concerns About the first son's access to classified documents recently discovered in his father's Wilmington Delaware home Lawmakers are obviously preparing to investigate allegations of influence peddling This is what matters Documents dating back to 2011 On his notorious laptop from hell show hunter offered to sell intelligence on Russian oligarchs to the U.S. aluminum firm Alcoa Inc for $55,000
Amber Athey: Bad Move by Hunter Biden to Threaten Legal Action
"I wonder if the Biden ink team is really thought this through though amber If you're going to sue and suggest that implications at Hunter Biden was involved in an international grifting scheme with his dad are in fact defaming In fact they're not only lies but they're said with actual malice Have they not thought through that there's going to be depositions and discovery and that if you sue me or you or anyone else like our lawyers get to depose you too Like it's a two way street It makes you scratch your head right Like they can't possibly be this stupid It's pretty mind-blowing I mean what's going to happen in the court discovery is that they'll actually get access to more funds communications which I would think would only go further toward proving the allegations as we're contained in the laptop hard drive So it's a really boneheaded move and anyone who's worked in the media will tell you that you're always acutely aware of the communications that you're having because you know if someone tries to come after you for defamation that those will likely become part of the public record So this is going to be more damaging for hunter than it would any of the media people who were involved in putting this story out there But it is quite funny generally to see how the tone went from this is Russian disinformation and obviously this is not real material from hunter's laptop to now the laptop was his and the FBI is investigating some of the materials but what you wrote about it was a lie and was done with the intent to harm Hunter Biden as if the materials themselves don't harm him like the added commentary was done with malice it just doesn't make any sense
European leaders meet in Kyiv to discuss Ukraine's path toward joining the EU
"Russian missiles have hit residential areas in an eastern Ukrainian city for the second time in 24 hours, while top European Union officials visit Kyiv. The latest strikes in clamatos came as rescue crews searched for survivors in the rubble of an apartment building hit overnight by a Russian missile, the missile killed several people and wounded well over a dozen others. Meanwhile, Ukrainian president Vladimir zelensky met with European Commission president Ursula von der leyen, ahead of what officials described as a summit. Von der leyen praised wartime Ukraine's effort to become a member of the EU. You became a Canada country while fighting an invasion. She also announced a new initiative to make Russia accountable for its actions in Ukraine. An international center for the prosecution of the trial of aggression in Ukraine will be set up in The Hague. According to von der leyen, EU assistance for Ukraine has reached $55 billion since the start of Russia's war,
Caller: Trump Is a Fighter, And a Fighter Is Going to Fight
"Got just two simple points for you. Number one, Trump is a fighter and a fighter is going to fight. That's what we need. You need someone who is going to fight against the deep state and against the last and anyone who stands in his way, he is going to fight them. That's just how he's built. The second point is most of the baggage that people talk about with Trump are things that the left made up. It was Russian collusion. There was both impeachments. There was the Mar-a-Lago raids. It was general Flynn that they went after. All of this was stuff that she heard. They made it up. It was all bogus. You don't think exactly. You don't think they're going to do this to Ron DeSantis? Never occurred. They made it up. Of course
Columbia Journalism Review: Media's Russiagate Lowered Credibility
"He once again gets vindicated as he does over and over and over again. This time by the progressive journalism magazine, congressional journalism review this is the story that the mainstream media will never ever touch as Michael shellenberger who were following on Twitter posted yesterday for years, people ridiculed Trump's claim that he was a victim of fake news about alleged collusion with Russia. Now, a major new investigation by a Pulitzer Prize winning former New York Times reporter in America's leading journalism magazine proves that he was. The Columbia journalism review four points four part series chapter and verse. Of how the media lied, how the mainstream media is rotten to the core in its level of corruption in trying to take Trump out with a phony Russian collusion narrative. Is a progressive magazine the Columbia journalism review. And Trump was right? Trump was right. The media's mishandling of Russia gate is not only responsible for a lot of damage that's been done to Donald Trump. But responsible for the declining trust in the media itself argues this Columbia journalism review series.
"russians" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"Think about it. If human beings are a mere extension of animals, why should human life have any more dignity than say animal life? Animals don't hesitate to eat each other. Sometimes they kill their young, they act in ways that we as humans would consider barbaric. Or savage. And Nietzsche's point is why shouldn't humans be like that? What is the argument against that? Well, the argument against that is that, well, there's a divine author of the universe and he made man in his image. And he gave man a special value and a dignity and therefore these kinds of things that are common in the animal kingdom should not be done by man. So Nietzsche's point is this, you gotta realize that if God goes, if we have the death of God, if we stop believing in Jesus and in Christianity and then Christian influence begins to subside in abate in our culture, that has consequences. So another way to put it is that it is a preposterous illusion to believe that you can have the death of God without the death of the values, what Nietzsche calls the shadows of God that came out of not just the not just theism, but the specifically Christian form of theism that has shaped western civilization. In fact, we sometimes use the phrase judeo Christian, but let's remember that the judaic part was really focused on the Jews alone. It was a sort of tribal God and a tribal morality. And it didn't at least in its original conception appear to apply universally. Now there was an assertion and there is in the Old Testament that God is universal, but in many ways the Jews interpreted God as their God, very different from, say, the Greek gods of the Roman gods. So it is a Christianity that universalized the principles of Judaism, while at the same time modifying them and considerable ways. Remember that Christians, for example, don't follow Jewish dietary laws. They don't follow a lot of the codes and even some of the commandments. Not the ten commandments, but some of the other, more elaborate commandments that are laid out in various passages of the Hebrew scriptures. So Nietzsche's point is that as society becomes more secular, it's going to start losing the shadows of God. It's going to start losing not just the things that, by the way, Christians care about. For example, you may say, well, Christians care about the dignity of human life. So you're saying dinesh that, let's say, abortion or infanticide is going to become more common. Yeah, I am saying that. But says Nietzsche, there are things that atheists believe in, atheists care about the idea of, let's say, being nice or being compassionate or being decent to other people. Nietzsche goes, there's really no good reason to do that. Atheists believe that you shouldn't treat other people as objects or things and take advantage of them through an exercise of power either sexually or brutalize people or even kill them for your enjoyment.
"russians" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"Good news here on this is really what I'm getting at is that pressure works. Republican states for a long time did absolutely nothing. They stood helplessly by as their industries were targeted. They allowed the left to run a mark in other words. But finally, we're seeing, and we're seeing this really across the broader board and across the country, Republicans are getting tougher. They're waking up, they're getting more organized. They're becoming more strategic. They're becoming more clever, and as a result, they're starting to see some results. One of the philosophers that I like to read, one of the living philosophers. By the way, there aren't too many living philosophers worth reading. The philosophers are rare. You know, you go back to the 5th century BC in Greece and you'll find a handful of them notably Plato and Aristotle. You sweep through the entire Middle Ages and you get maybe four or 5 and in the 18th century you can probably find 9 or ten, maybe a handful in the 19th century, a few in the 20th. So philosophers are not philosophers should be distinguished by the way from professors of philosophy, a philosopher is to a Professor of philosophy kind of the way a prophet is to a Sunday school teacher. Sunday school teachers are rather common, but they shouldn't be confused with profits. Now, one of the really good philosophers, I think, one of the few living philosophers worth reading is Charles Taylor, longtime philosopher at Oxford, but he's Canadian. He's now back at McGill university Professor of philosophy emeritus. I'm reading his new book, his most recent book, and it's this one here. It's called the language animal. Not actually his best known work. I mean, it's new. His best known work, which is where it's studying, and I might sometimes do a sort of philosophy course with it. It's called sources of the self. A real masterpiece now a dense book and something that you should read slowly in pieces and sort of digest. But the language animal is really about a single theme that I am very interesting and it is the role of language in the way that we perceive reality. Let's think about this. We perceive reality and but we perceive reality through the lens of language. So we see a table and we go, that's a table. That's how we recognize it to be a table language gives us a way, if you will, to understand, and to know what reality is. So what is the relationship of language to reality? That's really what the language animal is all about. Now, for many centuries, language was considered, well, I would call it unproblematic. And it was unproblematic for the reason that language was seen to be, well, kind of a mirror of reality. Language shows us reality the way it is. And since language does that language is we could almost call it transparent. You don't need to focus on language, language is just kind of the window pane through which we are able to see reality as it is. So let's just talk about reality.
"russians" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"Culture and James Madison. I now want to talk about the extension of the same cancel principle to the Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson. Not sure if you're familiar with Jordan Peterson. But Jordan Peterson sort of, you may say, emerged on the scene several years ago as a psychologist who was challenging a lot of the entrenched doctrines of the left. And specifically the whole doctrine that there are no such thing as men and women, there's no important distinction between the two sexes, people can be whatever sex that they choose to be. And Jordan Peterson was bringing a wealth of credentials of intellectual sophistication of understanding of human biology, but also understanding of human psychology, to you may say, call BS on this on this whole project. And it became kind of a sensation, not just because he was a critic of the work. But also because a lot of young men who themselves feel a little bit lost. They are a little confused. They hear all the stuff about manliness. And really what the left is doing is presenting a notion of manliness that's kind of unmanly, at least unmanly by traditional historical standards, and it leaves young boys who are growing up to be men a little befuddled. And so it was refreshing for them to hear. And so Jordan Peterson would he became almost kind of a rockstar. He'd go from you'd have these large speaking events, almost like they were put on by live nation or one of these tour groups and you'd have large numbers of young people, mostly male listening to him and kind of holding on to his every insight, then Jordan Peterson developed a kind of a serious illness. He withdrew, but now he's back and so and he's back in a big way on Twitter and he posted recently breaking the Ontario college of psychologists.
"russians" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"He has been giving up one by one succumbing to the demands of this group, which are apparently fairly extensive, and part of the problem for McCarthy is he can give into some of these demands and maybe win over some of these votes, but that's not going to do it. See McCarthy is not three votes or 5 votes short. He needs to get the vast majority of these 20 holdouts. And to do that, it would seem that he would need to do, well, almost a total surrender. I think that's going to make him look a little weak if he were to do that. In fact, I think part of what is annoying, some of the McCarthy loyalists. The McCarthy loyalists, by the way, are pretty diverse group all the way from Dan Crenshaw to Marjorie Taylor Greene and many others. But I think part of what's annoying them is the idea that wait a minute. Why is McCarthy now yielding to the rebels, is he going to give them the best committee seats? And then we're not going to get them. So there's a little bit of, this is a case where it's very tricky to be a McCarthy loyalist because quite frankly, a lot of those people are getting savagely blasted by the Republican base. Even Marjorie Taylor Greene, who is very well liked among hardcore maga Republicans, I'm seeing quite a lot of people on social media, basically saying, we're done with you. You've joined the establishment and so on. By the way, I think the temperature of this rhetoric is a little out of control myself and I hope in my own tone I haven't really contributed to it I've tried not to. Because I think there are actually good reasons to there's a reason to say, all right, McCarthy is the best we're going to get true. This guy is not exactly he's a little bit of a frat boy in a combat zone. But he does have the vast majority of the votes. It's important to keep the Republican coalition together. We certainly don't want to make any kind of deals with the Democrats. We need to hold the house and have the house be a check on the democratic Senate, as well as on the Biden administration. So in other words, we've got to be careful before playing some of these high risk games. And yet if the dissenters are able either by getting a different speaker, let's say a Jim Jordan, who would be much better or getting McCarthy to accede to their demands, they can rightly declare victory.
"russians" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"Drama or some are calling it a circus of Kevin McCarthy continues. Wow, yesterday, what, 6 honey, or was it 7 votes that they had? And not only did McCarthy not pull it off, but it didn't even look like he was making any progress. You had these initially 19, I think at one point it became 20 holdouts, evidently McCarthy convinced one congresswoman to abstain or vote present, which would lower his threshold by one. So but obviously that gimmick is not going to work. He's still a long distance away from where he needs to be. Now, I think one of the tactical mistakes that McCarthy made very early on is that he immediately moved into the speaker's office. So this is a case of he just decided to occupy it. He became Matt Gaetz called him a squatter. And Gates was like having none of it because he actually wrote the people who managed the logistics of the house saying, wait a minute, this guy's not speaker. He doesn't have the votes to be speaker. What's he doing moving into the speakers office? So let's just say that I think McCarthy was not only premature, but he kind of had this arrogant idea. It's got to be me. It's going to be me. No, this opposition is going to dissolve. And this is a theme that a lot of people have sort of taken up. I saw an interesting and somewhat acrimonious, well, not acrimonious, Hannity was interviewing Lauren boebert, and he was being, I think, a little condescending, a little rude. And boebert, you could tell, was really fuming. And Hannity's point was this, which I think Hannity thought was a complete knockdown drag out point. It kind of a complete winner. And his point was this. Okay, boebert, listen. Kevin McCarthy has over 200. You have 20. 200 is bigger than 20. So why are you calling on Kevin McCarthy to withdraw? And give in, why don't you give it? You have less than he does. So what is your argument for hanging in there and refusing to budge? Now, a billboard went on to say, in fact, listen, we've been negotiating with McCarthy. He's not bending.
"russians" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"But it turns out that the reason Facebook was doing that was completely political, Facebook was currying favor with Mark Warner. Democratic Mark Warner and the House intelligence select committee. So Facebook had its own reasons for sort of, you may say, playing FTSE with the Democrats in the Senate. And but of course, the media was portraying it as though Facebook was dealing with a serious national or international problem and Hillary Clinton who, by the way, needed a big excuse for why she lost, jumped on board, yes, the Russians interfered with the election. So not only are the Russians colluding with Trump, but the Russians are directly interfering with the election by trying to influence the American public debate on social media. Now what's interesting about the Twitter files is Twitter did not want any part of this. And so the government began to ramp up the pressure by saying things like, well, you know, we're going to be what we need to take a harder look at Twitter. We need to find out why Twitter is not doing more. And then the media would pick up the narrative and amplify it. So the media would call Twitter say that with new studies that show the extensive Russian involvement in the in U.S. politics. And so what you have here is the combined pressure of Democrats in the Senate, plus the media. And by the way, the media is going with stories that are brazenly and manifestly false. Let's look at how this works. Twitter sets up a Russia task force. They sort of succumb to pressure. They say, all right, we'll take a look at this. And the Russia task force begins to look for Russian accounts, Russian bots. And guess what they find? Nothing. I'm not quoting Twitter. Internal communications. No evidence of a coordinated approach. Of all the accounts found seem to be lone wolf type activity. So one guy here, one guy there, different timing, different spend, different targeting, less than $10,000 in ads spend. In other words, negligible, not going to affect U.S. elections in any way. Then they go on and they say the results of their investigation, they find 15 high risk accounts of which three have connections to Russia and only two are specifically connected to the Russian government. They go on and say, we built a new version of the model. And they go, we're seeing substantially more suspicious accounts, but we expect to find under 20. With a substantial type of spend. And yet, as this process goes forward, you find Twitter gradually succumbing to the lie, buying into the rhetoric that's coming out of the Democrats in Congress. Succumbing to the pressure of the media. And ultimately, you have the deep state actors, the agencies of the government sending Twitter account after account after account to suppress and cancel. In fact, there are, at one point, large numbers of accounts over 250 thousand accounts. That they want shut down or repressed or censored. So look at the way in which there is a complete mismatch between the reality of Russian intervention on one should say non intervention and then Twitter mobilizing to deal with this non problem.
"russians" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"Latest dump of the Twitter files is out and I'm going to title it the Russians are coming. Debbie and I were talking about the thumbnail for today and she's like, how do I, what do you mean by the Russians are coming and I'm like, well, let's go to the movie red dawn and show a bunch of Russian tanks because what we have now, and by the way, this is not coming from the right, the left is using the sort of Russia scare. To promote a massive hoax. We now know this to be the Russia collusion hoax. And it's not that the Twitter files is telling us something new about that. We've known that this is a hoax for a while. Even the left is now kind of grudgingly admitting, although they don't like to talk about it, that they perpetrated a massive hoax. They tried to substantiate that hoax, the Mueller report, and so on, they completely failed. But the Twitter files gives you chapter and verse. That's kind of what makes it really interesting. And I'll give you the big takeaway. The big takeaways, there was never any evidence of Russia collusion. There wasn't even any evidence of widespread Russia involved within U.S. elections. We involvement was extremely minor and Twitter provides a kind of window into how minor it was. So the whole narrative was cooked up by the Democrats and by the deep state to deny that Trump won legitimately. So interestingly enough, the Russia collusion hoax is a form of election denialism. It's not giving Trump the legitimate presidency that he in fact won in 2016, so it's really ironic the leftist constantly accusing us you're the election deniers. No, in the modern, in the contemporary period, they invented election denialism. They pursued it, even while Trump was in The White House. Now, let's look at how this all works. Because that's really what we are, we're finding out that the technique of it, the behind the scenes of it. And let's be aware that this has been going on and is going on in Facebook, it's going on in YouTube. We only know about it on Twitter thanks to thanks to Elon Musk. Now, going back to 2016 and early 2017, Twitter was not interested in doing this kind of shutting down of accounts by labeling them to be Russian intervention in U.S. politics. Twitter basically said, well listen, we're going to sort of let Facebook deal with this kind of thing. We don't really see this as a big problem. And the reason that Twitter didn't see it as a problem is, it wasn't. Now, Facebook, by the way, was announcing work closing a lot of recounts that are of quote Russian origin, and or have suspected Russian origin, and so there was some talk about whether Twitter would do the same.
"russians" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Moment for Vladimir Putin. What does Vladimir Putin do? Of course this was embarrassing and Putin is a strongman someone who you've seen him. You see in the images who scuba dives who fishes bare chested in Siberian rivers, who is an action man, does judo, et cetera, and his troops were running away. And one has on villager put it to me. They left our village like goats. He said like goats, scrambling to goats running away. And so of course, how to speak and respond. Putin responds by doing what he's done several times this autumn, which is to blitz Ukraine with deadly long range missiles fired from Russia itself. Tonight, Ukrainians reeling from a relentless Russian missile barrage. The strikes targeting critical civilian infrastructure across the country from Kyiv to harkin to zapper Asia. In the capital city 350,000 homes left without electricity, while 80% of residents lost drinking water. According to the patient is really in the most cynical way, you can't win on the battlefield. He's now trying to break morale among civilians. And to hope that he can win that way instead. All right, so Vladimir Putin is one side of the equation and the other side of the equation is volodymyr zelensky. How does he respond to Ukraine retaking her son? One of my colleagues describes zelensky as Churchill with an iPhone. And what Churchill with an iPhone has been doing has been recording these messages both for a domestic audience and for the wider world for Americans for Brits for whoever. We're really obvious, but our best for our country is all our country, all our territory. That's why we are fighting against Russian ag. He was quite careful when has almost retaken. I mean, there was nothing Trump list about it. He said it was, you know, it was a great victory, but also urged people living there to be very careful of mines. To watch out for Russian soldiers or saboteurs who may have stayed behind to cause trouble, three days after the city was liberated, he came for himself. I mean, that didn't surprise me. He turned up two heads on, I mean, he's the kind of genuine action man in the way that flooding improvements is going to fake action man. And there was a very moving ceremony outside the administration building where people have been dancing, celebrating, embracing soldiers, smoking, seeing sort of slogans and pretty serious looking zelensky stood there where I kind of olive green, jacket, fleece jackets, and he watched the Ukrainian flag being raised, and he saluted. I mean, he
"russians" Discussed on No Challenges Remaining
"Apart from the earth or the rest of the sport. And so I'd just say that from the tours perspective, I think it was, I think, honestly, I think they've done the correct thing by they are members of the number of social agents and if any side they should fall on, it should probably be the side of their players. Rather than other governing bodies. So I think they probably have done well in terms of questioning Wimbledon. I think they've done the correct thing. What do you think about the reaction? I think that it certainly with WTA specifically, it's consistent with the Peng shuai situation of standing up for individuals against potentially tournaments or other interests in this. And acting a bit as a union and a player association, which they are supposed to be 50% of their mission is supposed to be that. They are representing the players. It's the statement from the PT PA today, by the way. Unbelievable garbage. Who had this incredible opportunity to stand up and be strong and say the players. And honestly, even this I tweeted this, I said it was completely nothing. It is a complete nothing. Also referring to the Ukraine twice in the opening paragraph of the great start to get off to PTA. And it's also completely false so far sort of what Djokovic said even in present Belgrade this week about it. Like it's not a Djokovic thing. It's the PTP statement that says nothing doesn't come out against the ban or doesn't say anything. All it says basically, it takes even since anything. It really trying hard to say nothing. But also it's basically it's like you got to understand that it's tougher Russians to speak out right now. That's like all it says. And we know that. No one's debating that. We understand that no points were made here at PTB. It was incredible nothing. And that's where, again, so then it falls to the ATP WTA to be the sort of union quote unquote thing representing the players. And it's a very slippery slope to get down once you start allowing tournaments to block players or national federations, whatever it may be because they're nationality. There really is only one precedent for this in our sort of tennis conscious lifetimes, which is shahar pere in Dubai, when shahar pere at the Israeli player was denied a Visa to enter the UAE to play the WTA tournament there. This was a major flare up for the WTA at that point. They were oppositions in the UAE to Israeli military actions that are going out of the time and they didn't have to diplomatic relations between the two countries at that point. The WTA issued a major fine two, the UAE ten association or the debate tournament at that point, Andy Roddick and sort of an under remembered sort of tennis moment Andy Roddick was defending champion and Dubai pulled out of defending his title that year. In solidarity with protests of the UAE decision, so it probably should get more celebrated in terms of sort of moments of tennis activism or whatever you want to call it in that moment for him. And then the ATP sorry, the UAE, somebody accurate, it's the UAE, then essentially capitulated. And had Andy ram who sees really player a lot to play the men's event a week later and had shahar pere back in the tournament the next year. That's the best president and that is the tours coming out against government for being discriminatory. It's just a question this goes into there's so much what about ism that happens in this conversation right about sanctions for Russia and certainly it's very easy and very in a lot of ways fair for people to say, well, if you're going to criticize Russia for invading a country and starting a war, why are Americans allowed to play throughout the whole Iraq War? Why is other various colonial power countries, which is the main countries in tennis? Let's be honest. To include in the country, the country was exactly Britain was part of the Iraq invasion too. Why were those players not banned during those moments? And I do think the Russian invasion of Ukraine is uniquely unpopular on the world stage and on those wars. I mean, they really only have the one ally in Belarus who is obviously being lumped into this ban as well for that alliance. So it's a uniquely unpopular war in some ways, but yeah, it is still something that is different and not super present in tennis to have there be sanctions against like you said they sort of independent ish people for countries action and we'll see if it gets challenged. I think there was reports that the Belarus ten federation is already planning to bring some sort of challenging Wimbledon for this and that wouldn't affect it to be the last one of these. I think individual players could petition what comes next of it is interesting in a lot of ways. Let's say, for example, in Berlin, the WTA tournament in Berlin and chala. Those are the two tournaments that middle week of the grass court season, which are both big events and particularly challah is held opposite queens club, right? If holla gets then every single Russian Belarusian player signing up, then it becomes seen as sort of a sanctuary for harboring Russians in this time of being persona non grata elsewhere in UK and while sentiment is against them in Europe period. Maybe that leads to a drum beat in German political circles or sports circles. They should also similarly ban the players and it may just become the first civil wave. Maybe it doesn't. I don't know where this goes from here. And also mentioning LTA, the WTA and WTP obviously do not govern the Grand Slam, but they do govern queens club and eastbourne. And these other events that are being held on British soil in the lead up. And they could decertify those tournaments in some way or punish them or find them or do something to make their opposition to this clear. There's also the possibility of a player boy cow, which I don't think is going to happen in this day and age, but is a possibility. I mean, in 1973, 70 something or 80 something players, boycotted Wimbledon because they disallowed one player, Nikki pillage, she was a Yugoslav player who had missed a Davis Cup tie. They ruled him ineligible for missing Davis Cup, and it created this big wave, you know? So again, I don't see that sort of, especially because of how the winds are blowing on the sentiment of the war and everyone being very firmly for the most part in Europe, very firmly against Russia in this moment. I don't see it being a wave of support. I think it would be tough to do. I don't know. Again, I feel like I'm rambling a lot, but I also just have a lot of unsettled thoughts in this and this move raises.
"russians" Discussed on Today, Explained
"My name is Gustavo Solis and I'm the border reporter for KPBS. And I'm Sean Rommel, one of the hosts of today explained. I ask Gustavo what's been different about his border beat lately. Well, the unique thing about what's going on at the border right now is that we are seeing a rising number of Ukrainian Russian and Eastern European migrants to a part of the border that's usually used to getting migrants from the western hemisphere. When did that start happening? Russians have been coming in small numbers for a while, like really, really small numbers. But it's really escalated in the last 6 months. I think I'm looking at CVP stats right now. In December, there were 2400 encounters which is a record. And how much has it ticked up since this war began? Do we know? And it totally has gone up. I've seen it on the ground. I think Mexico reported something like 30,000 Russian nationals in January and February alone. So it's been kind of consistent. It's becoming a more established migration route now. And we assume the ones going to Mexico are trying to get to the United States. Oh, definitely. I would say 99.9% are using Mexico as a way through. Why do Russians and Ukrainians try to enter through Mexico? I mean, it makes sense for central Americans, obviously, but why eastern Europeans? It's right now very difficult to get a Visa travel Visa to the U.S.. So it's a lot easier to just fly to Mexico, buy.
"russians" Discussed on Fresh Air
"I think it's much more likely that they would use a tactical nuclear weapon to target, say, in military airport in Poland. In the colon? In Poland. Well yeah, so the reason Poland is a country that borders both Russia and Ukraine. It's just to the west of Ukraine and. Military aid to Ukraine that is coming from Western countries. Is coming through military airports in Poland. Poland also used to be a part of the Soviet military bloc in fact. The Soviet equivalent of NATO, the Soviet dominated equivalent of NATO used to be called the Warsaw block..
"russians" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"They were very much oppressed as a people, and she was affected too by that, because the Chilean government was trying continuously to press the young gun into a smaller and smaller space. And take away the land that they'd been living on. So gradually they found themselves just at the outskirts of a little place called villa yukika where she lived most of her life. But gradually, the Chilean government realized that it had something rather precious in Christina that she was the last living relic with a very deep past. So eventually she became known as a national treasure. There were rather moving pictures taken at the end of her sitting in the very fine white wooden house. She was given by the Chilean government. And gazing out of the window at the waters of the beagle channel. A place where she could still remember the tree bark canoes setting out. Which she was the last to be able to describe in a language which had now gone forever. Anne Rowe, on Christina Calderon, who has died, aged 93. You see, Christine. That's all for this episode of the intelligence. Let us know what you think of what you've heard. You can get in touch with podcasts at economist dot com. The show's editors this week are Kim gidden, marguerite Howell, and Chris empty. Our sound engineer is will Rowe our senior producers are John Joe Devlin, Stevie hurts, Jack gill, and Sam western. Our producers are William Warren, Rory Galloway, and alize Jean Baptiste, and assistant producer, Abbas toy ocean dairo. We'll all see you back here on Monday..
"russians" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"Very literally pushing at an open door. So we've seen a huge display of individual generosity on the border. What about policy from the EU or the U.S.? How does that look so far? Well, this is very interesting. The EU has activated a policy that it's long had on the books that were never actually used in the past, which has extended to Ukrainians. The ability to stay within the EU for three years and have access essentially to full rights to that includes benefits and probably most crucially of all, the right to work, which is very important for their dignity and also, of course, for the way that they can integrate into the society that they're living in. And the U.S. has done something similar. So it's quite different situation again to what we saw in the past with people coming from the Middle East where very often they weren't able to work and got any really quite minimal benefits. So this is a very generous response. And you know one that will be quite costly for the EU to provide if we're talking about four or 5 million. So where do you see the breaking point to this to this generosity? Will polls and Germans really be happy to have hundreds of thousands of refugees living in their countries forever? Well, I don't think it would be forever because I'm sure this will come to an end and people will go back. It's only a short distance to go back, at least I hope this will happen. And I think that integration will be somewhat easy given that so many of the Ukrainians that are coming across speak very good English, which is now sort of default language across so much of Europe and then they will find it easy to get work. So I'm hopeful that we won't see the kind of backlash that we saw after the last wave of migration. Previously, the burden film very, very heavily on a couple of countries on Italy and on Greece. They felt that they weren't being supported by the EU. Well, this is a bit different. The EU is giving more support and people are moving across a rather wider range of countries. So perhaps that will make it easier as well. So I'm hopeful that we won't see what we saw last time, which was a big rise in the populist nationalist right. And actually, a lot of those people, unfortunately for them, are rather sort.
"russians" Discussed on Today, Explained
"russians" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Are there many Russians who support Putin and support this war? Well, these are two different questions. And of course, yes. Of course, Putin does enjoy or at least did. Until February 24, because they haven't been any more recent polls done after the beginning of the beginning of the war. So we can not really say how much support Putin still enjoys. Especially as people are people who have never been interested in politics and more like mostly passive supporters, because people really don't know and anyone else, especially if you're not interested in politics in that following news and you're only ever seeing Vladimir Putin on TV. So whenever I post a calls you and asking, if you support him, just shrug and say, well, I guess? And but I expect a lot more people, yeah, I expect a lot more people in that category to wake up to the existential threat that Vladimir Putin is to them and to the rest of the world. Because, well, if you break people actually try to warn us and the rest of the world. The new trial began for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. I'm not afraid of the decision of the court, Russia's federal security service, the prosecutor's office or anyone else. I'm not afraid because I consider it humiliating to be afraid of all this. One of the ways in which the United States and Europe are trying to put pressure on Russia is by instituting economic sanctions. Are you witnessing in Moscow anything in the vein of bank runs or empty grocery store shelves? Anything that might indicate economic pain, which the U.S. believes will help turn Russians against Putin and against this war? Well, my own salary has just devalued in two, and that's even before the Moscow stock exchange opened. Devalued by half? Yeah. Oh dear. Yeah, and yeah, there are bank runs everywhere. I mean, you'll have to stand in line to the nearest ATM for two and three hours. If you're lucky enough, you'll get some cash, but no currency. You can get any foreign currency anymore in Moscow or elsewhere. So yeah, it's terrible. It's going to be the sharpest economic downturn that we've seen since probably 1998 when we had the last major recession. Obviously, no matter regardless of our position or attitude to this war, we're all going to suffer terribly. And especially the millions of Russian Russians below the poverty line. I mean, it's going to be catastrophe. People are people are going to get hungry and for the physical and mental health will decline for millions of people. I want to ask you about the risk that people are taking. Any time people protest in Russia, it is an immense risk. They can be arrested, they can be disappeared. They can be detained, they can lose their jobs, as you said. Thousands of people are taking that chance now. What do you think has changed? I don't think there is a single-family in Russia that doesn't have relatives or friends or colleagues or whatever other personal ties you can have with a neighboring nation. And when you're looking at these videos, I'm looking at those videos of a major beautiful city of harkey being indiscriminately bombed with multiple rocket launches, which is a war crime by any means. When you're looking at those TikTok videos with people are recording those incoming rockets, they all are swearing in Russian. Because it's as much as their mother's language is it is mine. So in this indiscriminate strategy, I can tell you, when I'm looking at those videos of bombs and shells falling on Ukrainian cities, I see Moscow because they look exactly the same, like Moscow. All those identical rows of. Residential tower blocks arranged in the same centrally planned patterns as Moscow or any other major Russian city. And I have friends there, friends, covering in bomb shelters. So there is no possible way to justify this. Do you think these protests are going to continue? Yes, absolutely. And since the reality of what is happening is already dawning on people who aren't really following any news at all. Families are stranded in Russian airports because they were going for a holiday in the middle of all this and now they can't because the entire European Union airspace is close to Russian flights and people are engaging anywhere. People are stuck there. People who have already traveled outside of Russia are stuck. When you trying to book a ticket or pay for your Netflix subscription, it's not going to cost you 2.5 times as expensive. As it was yesterday. So you can not help but notice that something really, really wrong is happening right now. And sure, when people, when.
"russians" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
"And we know that if we can prevent it, we have to compromise and compromise as the way to ensure that Ukrainians, the majority of them, who are Ukrainian, will live free and independent Ukraine. We're not doing any of those things. We're bent on some sort of revenge mission, which makes no sense to humiliated harm Russia. Why is beyond me? This is not the Soviet Union. This is Russia, a Russian state that rests on the foundation of orthodox Christianity. It's back to what it has been for a thousand years. We should celebrate that, not try to destroy it. Maybe that's one of the reasons we are trying to destroy it. It could be. It could be. Douglas McGregor, a wise man. What's your in charge? Thank you so much for joining us today for that analysis. Thank you. So here's where we are, folks, and it is a pretty dangerous place for us to be. Because as we have as Mitch McConnell has shown, in recent days, he is more than willing to bend over and take one of the back side when it comes to appeasing the Democrats. And my grave concern here is we are about to not stumble but literally rush our way into some sort of an armed conflict with the Russians. So far 88.6% of you in our Twitter polls say we should not go to war if Russia invades Ukraine. What say you ladies and gentlemen, we're going to go to the phones 8 four four 747 88 68. That's our toll free telephone number 8 four four 747 88 68. This.
"russians" Discussed on CATS Roundtable
"This is something that if putin in fact feels that he could be pushed out of power and member it's less than thirty percent of the russians that actually support putin right now especially the the younger population of that. This could is something that could spin out of control with taiwan. i think it's a different issue yes. I think that Ah paying is under some pressure internally. But i think this at least the exercises around your massing large Amounts of ships and an aircraft carrier ending incursions into the eight is is sending the message of if we decide to take taiwan. We the chinese. We're gonna take it and there's nothing you can do about it. I think that would be major strategic blunder on the part of the chinese. But i do think it's something that at least they want to point out that they have the capability if they want to do that to say in the way i'm going to say the dr parker Suppose the russians and the chinese and everybody talks to each other and say it's time to all of us move that same time. Well i think that's one of the concerns that this is Really the first time. We've seen it when the russian and chinese have a coordinated effort together ear and the clearly We're talking to each other. The russians and the chinese and they had simultaneous action happen if that happens that is a problem for us Not one that the us couldn't Deal with especially alongside our friends and allies. But i don't think. Russia china or the united states. Want to end up in a in a war with each other so i do believe at the end of the day so long will be smart about it. unless like i said you have the situation we talked about four and i think no vol name. In russia in particular could be that tinderbox they could end up pushing russia Now you were very very high levels In the maybe the fact is Admiral stavridis has written a book. And it's supposed to be a fiction book that we're gonna make into a confrontation with the chinese by twenty thirty four. But i think there's a lot of americans worried that it could happen before that. What well admiral stavridis wrote the foreword for my last book. And we've known each other for a long time smart man And i think when you read through that book there's a lot in there although it is it is fiction. There's a lot in there that could certainly happen Do i think it could Spin out of control earlier. yes i do think that's possible. I think that we have to have I call it strength through firepower. We need to have enough forces and we need to show that we have the intent to to execute article five agreements. In other words that we would Support any of our allies. That are in fact check. I mean that's really the the basis behind Mehta So so at the end of the day. I think that there is that possibility. I don't think that's a high probability right now but certainly It's concerning when you have. Two major countries rushing china Acting simultaneously in these kind of efforts now in the last day. or so. you seem the russians. Kinda back off the coast a little bit. And you're seeing the last Air-defense identification zone incursions by the by the chinese. So part of this also might've been a first stage test to see what the united states would it. There's also been some allegations from a lot of people in washington That some of the people appointed under the latest administration have been out to push out. Some people were appointed roasted levels in high levels in the military under the trump administration. Have you heard that at all. I heard lots of rumors about that..