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John Zmirak and Eric Reflect on the Iraq Invasion
"There are certain things you can't make up. I mean, I want to frame this again for people who aren't paying attention because maybe they're not, they're not tracking, I was for the Iraq invasion back when. You were against it. And I remember talking to you and not understanding, I thought, aren't all conservatives for this isn't Saddam Hussein, a monster. And by the way, of course, he was a truly evil monster. There's no doubt about that. But it didn't occur to me at the time that there are reasons not to attack Saddam Hussein and so on and so forth. So I was for it. All these years later, thanks to not just John's mirac, but Donald Trump, we have had a reevaluation. And I think that people now realize not only was it wrong, but it was a disaster on many levels. And then we start understanding that all the people who got us into the many messages in which we are today also got us into the mess of the Iraq War. It's the neocons. It's not magga people. It's not people who want to put America first. It's globalists. It is really tremendously wicked. And so here you have George Bush, do the ultimate Freudian slips of all time. So wonderful. It's the sort of thing that Will Ferrell would make up on SNL or something. But no, no, this actually happened. It's so great. I mean, the underlying reality is grotesque. We are, we killed between 507 100,000 civilians in our invasion of Iraq, which was based on false intelligence and made up junk intelligence that the neocons were shoving past the FBI and putting straight into The White House. There were hundreds of experts saying there are no weapons of mass destruction. The UN inspector said there are no weapons of mass destruction. Nobody had any real evidence of weapons of mass distraction. Colin Powell gets goes in front of the UN with doctored photos that don't represent what he says they are. Condoleezza Rice says, we don't want the next smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud in Manhattan. They use our trauma over 9 11 to make us think that Saddam Hussein is building nukes and is going to smuggle them into America. They make us think he was involved in 9 11, which he wasn't. They make us think he was getting uranium, which he couldn't. I mean, it was just this for rago of lies. And I guess Eric, you're a nicer person, maybe because you grew up in Connecticut, you didn't think your own political leaders of your own party were lying to you to get back. No, of course I
Senators erase early deficit, beat Bruins 3-2
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Biden Wants Regime Change in Russia... Or Does He?
"In the kind of one step forward, one step back man or that is now come to characterize if not defined. The Biden administration, Biden says that he wants regime change in Russia and then The White House clarifies that he doesn't. So this all started when Biden was giving a talk to some of the troops. And he says that Putin quote can not remain in power. So the implication could not have been more clear, that it's going to be part of U.S. policy to get Putin out. Now let's remember that this is actually consistent with things that, for example, Lindsey Graham said several weeks ago when Graham and effects said, listen, why isn't there somebody who's going to sort of rise up and now in Graham's case he was talking about somebody in Russia by Biden's implication was somehow that it would be a strategy of the United States to be working, perhaps with other generals, other figures in Russia to oust Putin from power. Now, needless to say, this is a very dangerous and provocative thing to be saying from the leader of America to a nuclear tipped adversary. If Putin were to think that his own existence in power and is probably his own life or somehow jeopardized by what the U.S. is plotting against him, think about how he might react to that. So the United States, I think it's completely one thing to say, all right, we're going to try to have regime change in Iraq. We're going to get rid of Saddam Hussein and of course under Bush. We did, or that we're going to have regime change in Libya as we did under Obama and we're going to get rid of qaddafi and that did happen, but it's a whole different matter to say this about the Soviet
As Canada Morphs Into Cuba the Media Stays Quiet
"You know, usually when governments change, they are form or their structure its network news. Remember like the fall of Saigon with the helicopter imagery or the Iranian revolution or when Saddam Hussein's statue was drugged through the streets or even in Afghanistan when the Taliban took over Kabul again, typically when governments decide to transition from one philosophy to the other. Again, either from primal to enlightened or enlightened to primal or from culture to tribal or from chaos to organized or from separate parts to centralized that's usually a really big deal. Usually network news say, wow, they're deciding to go a different direction. This is worth communicating to the general population. That sort of change is usually really compelling. It sells newspapers, it rates really well. So when Canada decides to be a completely different form of government, why is the entire western media silent with the answers? That's answers easy. Because if the media actually did a full court press on Canada deciding consciously to metamorphosize its entire governmental structure, it would be really unpopular. People in Manhattan would say, oh, you know, I was all for this kind of COVID mandate thing, but I'm not really sure if I'm okay with Canada becoming Cuba.
The National Review Was Wrong About Kyle Rittenhouse and Nick Sandmann
"I was talking about how national reviews at the Kyle rittenhouse story wrong. They also got Nick Sandman wrong. Oh yeah. For their top editors, we're sniping at and denouncing Nicklaus salmon within minutes based on a few garbled minutes of CNN footage, which we're as propaganda. I again was one of the few people speaking out within minutes of in defending Nick salmon's right to constitutional free speech at a political rally, which is what the march for life was. Turns out he didn't even speak. He didn't even do anything. He just stood there. Standing while white, while pro life. But David French again was attacking Kyle rittenhouse as basically irresponsible and reckless, you know, young man with a gun had no place being there. And it struck me. David French was fine with 17 year old Americans handling rifles as long as they were in Iraq. As long as they were protecting a foreign country in a misguided war based on lies and propaganda that George W. Bush sold us. David French was all up for that. In fact, even when served as a military attorney in the green zone of Baghdad, which, of course, was safer for an American than living in Baltimore or any other blue city. But David French got his veterans credentials for political purposes by serving as an attorney in the safe little enclave of the green zone. But actual soldiers were taking actual risk with their lives in that war for no reason. Son of mosaic had nothing to do with 9 11. There were no weapons of mass distraction. Antifa has done far more to harm America than Saddam Hussein ever
Blinken praises Colin Powell as 'beloved' at State Department
"Colin Powell earned adoration as a history making military officer but his reputation later took a big hit Powell retired in nineteen ninety three as the first black joint chiefs of staff chairman I have never wanted to be anything but a soldier a decade later as America's top diplomat Saddam Hussein and his regime will stop at nothing until something stops him Powell's state department was dubious of military and intelligence claims that Saddam had what was developing weapons of mass destruction but he went before the U. N. security council to make the case for war against Iraq citing faulty information it was seen as a low point in Powell's legendary career in eighteen months later he acknowledged no stash was found the intelligence community
"saddam hussein" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Was younger that he get that far I said to myself you gonna grow up and become chairman of the joint chief It didn't happen that way It was unthinkable It was impossible to conceive Colin Powell was also president George W. Bush's Secretary of State but the AP's Sagar Meghani reports His reputation though was stained in 2003 when he went before the UN Security Council to make the U.S. case for war against Iraq citing faulty information that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction Sagar Meghani Washington Former president Trump will testify under oath today in New York in a case about his security teams crackdown on a protest during the early days of his presidential campaign The AP's Julie Walker According to court papers the former president will record the deposition at Trump Tower The lawsuit stems from a September 3rd 2015 protest outside the tower over negative comments Trump made about Mexican immigrants 6 of the protesters said they were roughed up and there is video of the incident State Supreme Court judge Doris Gonzalez denied an effort by Trump to quash a subpoena ordering him to testify The judge said Trump's argument that there must be exceptional circumstances to depose a high ranking government official did not apply because he was being called to answer for conduct outside of office Still missing in Haiti 17 people with a U.S. based missionary group who were kidnapped by a gang This is a P news Pope Francis has something to say about the violence in several countries Karen Chammas is overseas with this Pope Francis has denounced recent attacks around the world calling for an anti violence Last week many attacks took place such as in Norway.
Colin Powell dies at 84 due to complications from COVID-19
"Retired general Colin Powell has died from cold with nineteen complications Powell was the first African American to serve as joint chiefs chairman under George H. W. bush and secretary of state under George W. bush who calls Powell highly respected at home and abroad his reputation though was stained in two thousand three when he went before the U. N. security council to make the U. S. case for war against Iraq citing faulty information that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction Powell's family says he was fully vaccinated against Kobe nineteen before dying of complications at age eighty four Sager
Early results show record low turnout in Iraq's election
"The turnout in Iraq's weekend elections with little more than forty percent according to preliminary results announced the turn ons a record low in the post Saddam Hussein Iraq signaling widespread distrust of the country's rulers the independent high electoral commission says early results show turn out from the Sunday vote at forty one percent that's down from forty four percent in the twenty eighteen elections which itself was an all time low the voters being mauled by widespread apathy and the bloody close by many young activists who thronged the streets of Baghdad and Iraq's southern provinces in late twenty nineteen calling
American Could Only Have Controlled Afghanistan if We Installed a Dictator
"If you wanted to retain control of afghanistan. Eric it's like retaining control of rikers island. You'd need a thought. We would have had to appoint a military dictator there who would have enforced rule harshly the way the president of egypt had to do when he overthrew the muslim brotherhood. We would have had to put an a dictator who was willing to crack. Heads shoot people and it would have embarrassed america and certainly not something by would have done. There is no humane way to rule a place like afghanistan. You will either have an islamist dictatorship like taliban or you will have a secular dictatorship along the lines of qaddafi or saddam hussein or assad in syria so thick that the option of a multi cultural pro transgender jemma critic feminist regime in the middle east is not on the table. It never what okay. What about british style colonialism. Another words they were not Pro transgender they were not flying rainbow flags over the embassies. Wh- because there's a fourth option right. You just mentioned we can have a strong man a pinochet Some pig right. But how's that but we can't pull that off now. We can't even control. Our southern border. America is not strong enough to control a country like afghanistan. We can't enforce order in the streets of baltimore maryland. It'd be like britain trying to have an empire right
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Dies at 88
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld has died Donald Rumsfeld who served as secretary of defense in two administrations died Tuesday according to a statement from his family he was eighty eight Rumsfeld enjoyed a long career in government working under four US presidents he was defense secretary under president Gerald Ford and return to lead the Pentagon in two thousand one under president George W. bush in the aftermath of the September eleventh terrorist attacks in two thousand one Rumsfeld oversaw the US invasion of Afghanistan in two thousand three and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in Iraq as he retired in December two thousand six Rumsfeld told the troops in a recorded message it has been the highest honor of my life to serve with you the men and women of the US armed forces Mike Rossio Washington
"saddam hussein" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast
"Sure will physically thank you very much for having me It's great to be here so looking at what inspired me to ride when the apricots bloom. way back in two thousand and two. I was working as a foreign correspondent living in bangkok thailand and I was living there with my husband. He's actually canadian and he had moved to from canada to australia from my job and then he'd moved from australia to thailand for my job and the he was offered a posting in baghdad working for unicef the united nations children's fund that was about a year or so before the start of the iraq war and this may seem a very hard to believe but at that time we were told it was going to be This is the exact words that we used a very boring posting. And that's because saddam hussein had such a tight grip over the country He was a really ruthless. Dictators happened there without his sisa and at the same time. Iraq was pretty much completely cut off from the outside world as a result of the sanctions that were imposed after the gulf war. So you couldn't fly in and out of baghdad. They would know rail lines. It was no internet the finally wake sporadically no foreign tv. There were very very few westerners allowed in the country but my husband had named following me around the world for quite a long time and this was quite a good opportunity for him. And i've got to admit as gentlest i wa- 's intrigued by the idea of going to baghdad. The it's an amazingly historic city with a lot of culture And i guess the fact that it was sealed off from the outside side world. That sort of peaked. My interest and it has been at the forefront of so many pivotal moments in history both ancient and modern The only real complicating factor at that time was that saddam hussein did not allow foreign journalists to live in iraq. So i decided that. I would just put my journalism career on hold and go in there onto the horrible visa category dependent spouse so which was a turnabout for me so i went in under that category and you know pretty much exactly as we crossed the border george. Bush gave his axis of evil speech and it quickly became apparent that it wasn't going to be anything like boring posting that the situation was actually going to become quite volatile and dangerous and very soon after i arrived i was befriended by a local who i later discovered was actually working as an informant for the regime secret police and was reporting back pretty much on online every move and i should say straight up. I do not blame him for that in iraq. If the secret police wanted you to do something Saying no wasn't really an option but throughout the years. I've always wondered you know was adjusted job for him or we're pots of our friendship actually real and when i started trying to win the apricots bloom tried to imagine what it would have been like for..
"saddam hussein" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast
"That takes way too much finally got a lot of great content. We put out on our exclusive patriot channel. If you like what we do here that is our mission of helping authors. Give voice to their at words. You'd like to help us defray the cost of this project you can jump over to patriotic s. pat oreo n. dot com forward slash charlotte readers. Podcast and you can tap into all the great extra content we've got this curated by our authors and me about They're riding lives and the craft and business of writing and other things too but enough for the prologue. Let's get to the uninterrupted story of our guest and the one they've written in today's episode guest hosted by award winning author. Carrie knowles we visit in the land down under gina wilkinson award winning journalist foreign correspondent and documentary filmmaker. Whose debut novel is when the apricots bloom inspired by her own experiences while stationed to baghdad during saddam hussein's rule former foreign correspondent gina wilkinson evocative debut is toll to the three very different women in iraq at the turn of the millennium a secretary an artist and a diplomat's wife confront the complexities of trust friendship and motherhood under the rule of a dictator and his ruthless secret police. Susan wakes number one newer task bestselling author calls the book a deeply involving important novel by master storyteller genuine. Since highlights the humanity and the center of a bitter conflict. She brings her lived experienced. Every page of this harrowing dramatic and ultimately hopeful book. Gina says through her two decades of living in hospice cost the globe. She's found that we might pray in a certain way. Cover our hair or not bakery bread flat or levin at heart. We all want the same things safety. Peace love we share four more common than that which divides this is. This episode is part of our guest host. A series made up mostly of authors who have appeared on the podcast new support some patriotic and today carry knowles says gonna be conducting this interview when she's finished When she's finished with this fascinating interview. All the way across the world to australia with a gina wilkinson. We're going to jump over to our paycheck. Page where carrying are going to interview jane together on a fascinating topic based experience the writing trifecta journalism book length narrative nonfiction and fiction. But now i'm gonna turn the audience steering wheel over to carry. Knowles have her welcome gina and Take it away. I'm so delighted to meet you and Have an opportunity to talk about this book. Readers always want to know. Where did the story come from. Why did you write the story. And i think that. I would like to know a little bit more about your experience in iraq and Just what sparked this fire that made you want to tell the story and it takes a fire to write a novel. It really does take a fire. So let's hear some more about that..
James Clapper Believes Iraq Had Weapons of Mass Destruction
"From Vancouver, Washington, E. No. It's a re occurring thing for people to call and The disparaging messages for you about the weapons of mass deception in Iraq, But they fell to keep in mind that Saddam Hussein was doing everything he could to make us I think he had weapons of mass destruction and he was successful and it hurt him, but he thought it would be a benefit and probably repelling attack or make us reconsidered. But all these scholars who were so angry, give no credit to the disinformation we got from the other side. And for us, we need to error on safety. We can't make a mistake's absolutely and that so That's all I've got. But love your show and God bless you hanging there. Triple 8971 s a G triple 89717243 am Larry Elder. We are really effective comp to another
Photographer Richard Mosse on blurring the lines between art
"Now richard. Moss's photographic practice has resulted in some of the most arresting images of recent years as a conceptual documentary photographer. He draws on a range of esoteric photographic media to catch a so much more than meets the eye. Monaco's much. Larry spoke to richard to find out more about his unique and emotive work to those nine. I went to iraq. And i made a series of images essentially architectural project photographic project documenting the us forces who were based in the saddam hussein's palace architecture and saddam. Hussein had about eighty four palaces. All around iraq may which he never even visited when the us military arrived. They were so strategically well located for obvious. Reasons and very defensively built. They made pretty straight forward operating bases so they were occupied by the us military which i found fascinating just the layers of power and expression of that architecturally from the sort of provisional corporate office partitions and cubicles that the. Us army would hastily set up within the very pompous and often poorly built authoritarian architecture of saddam hussein which had a very specific style with some very strange eccentric ornamental features. Such as giant teapots and. Yeah it was very incongruous staff. And i brought eight by ten inch camera there and it'd be like that project and after that i realized frustrated with the medium documentaries over here. It's really so conservative as a language so reductive often. You're just an illustrator for writers texts if you're doing it at oriel which primarily. We're documenta over. Do i wanted to break it apart. Actually i wanted to somehow really smashes just for myself. It was a very personal desire to essentially as an expression of the frustration of with my own practice. I was at that time. Kodak was on its path to bankruptcy was announced had announced the discontinuation of this infrared film. Kodak erico two thousand ten. I think says nine around the time and so i thought well this is a wonderful way to unpack a documentary subject. I don't know what may be quite yet. But i gathered as much as i could off ebay and wherever it was being made extinct and i sort of worked backwards from the medium which i always tend to do actually to find to find effective subject or subjects that could be more adequately conveyed to be elevated through the medium through this particular medium and reading was a starting point for me over. The last ten years i've been working with spurred you call them infra-red film technology's very interested in the unseen registry invisible light forms as the way often metaphorically telling very complex documentary narratives more powerful way and to refresh very saturated subject matter for example the refugee crisis unfolding across europe the middle east north africa. Everybody photographer was out there taking pictures. And they all tend to look rather similar. And i really was. After a certain point the imagery just became inherently less compelling and less powerful as language. So i wanted to refresh my own way and i found this bizarre military grade thermographic camera that can image human body heat from thirty kilometres distance. Day or nice. It's classes weapon designed for battlefield situational awareness long-range insurgents detection tracking and targeting. So it was actually part of a weapon. System very sort of activated medium to think through the representation of the refugee crisis and also almost an aggravated one. Really confront the viewer. On some level with their own complicity. I believe and that was my intention to really make people feel that. And i think as an orange has that's one of the only things you can do is to make people feel something so i was working through metaphor aesthetics in this work but with that work with my project incoming its title and it was using this weapons technologies long range border enforcement technology. Thermographic heat-detection camera. I realized i was also operating in certain moments on another level beyond the metaphorical and beyond the aesthetic. And that was the the forensic after understand. The camera sees index heat register. You can calibrate for about forty degrees and anything. That's relatively cooler or relatively warmer within. That given frame is depicted in black or white depending on how you set the the recording set the image. And so something that's black. Could be everything that's warms. The human body would be depicted in black and everything cold surrounding him. Buddy will be waste for example or if you sell it. The other way white hart. It's the opposite. And i was filming this tragic event i've ever witnessed probably ever will. Hopefully it was one of the biggest human trafficking disasters on the gnc and human memory of three hundred people or more were on a on a fishing trawler was had paid to be on that boat from turkey to lead boss and human traffickers just packed that boat too many people who zone designed for perhaps twenty or thirty people so the top deck of the boat collapsed and doing panic entire hull ripped apart and we were able to capture all this from about seven kilometers away with camera designed exactly for this kind of thing and then when the bodies were brought to shore to the harbour of malvo's something store happy it was after dark at this point literally out on the cold stone pier they were lined up on thermal. Br red cross workers volunteers local doctors. Anyone who could could help out. Were were frantically trying to revive these hypothermic victim. Some whom passed out or semi drowned or some had had remain conscious. But we're literally freezing to death. And so they were literally what they were doing. Rubbing life-giving warmth from their hands into the flesh coddled flesh of the these hypothermic victims in front of us on the pier. Desperately trying to sort of transmit life-giving heat back back into them. Now a normal camera of course after dark wouldn't wouldn't be abc's very much let alone. Would it be able to see the trace of that of that transmission of warmth which the thermal camera was able to do incredibly effective articulation of exactly the crux of of the emergency unfolding around us. It was a of very powerful test. Testimonial footage of the the effort survive these people on the scale of a trauma around us. That was richard moss and do head over to our website to the full version of that interview.
"saddam hussein" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"Very comfortable in punting. Kicking down the road, controversial issues. Of any kind. So that they don't have to make the decision. So that there is not a decision that people can run against them on at the next election. Classic example when it came time in the late eighties early nineties to close the military bases. We've had a successful run. In wall. We had gone toe Kuwait. We kick Saddam Hussein out of there and then we had eventually kick Saddam Hussein out of Iraq. So we had we had much mooch our success there. And after that success, it came time to close the military bases. A lot of people. So why? Why? Why you gonna close the basis of cars? They're redundant We have seen in Sacramento. You got so many bases or they're on top of each other. We don't need that Megan to close them down. Oh, okay. Well, who's going to make the decision closing down? Well, we're going to assemble a blue ribbon committee. Really who's going to be on the committee? Well, we don't know, but none of them are going to be elected. Oh, so the Congress appointed People who had worked, maybe had been in Congress before members of the House or the Senate or people had worked at the Pentagon. And they form the blue ribbon can't panel that made the decision which bases were closed? Not your elected representatives. They wanted nothing to do with it. When the decision was made on which basis too close. They couldn't be blamed. They didn't do it. So when a base near Sacramento got closed, the people in Sacramento affected Michael holding their local congress. Or what the hell are you doing? I waited having to do with it. At blue Ribbon panel over there, did it. You need to go talk to them. But what? What good are they going to do? They're not elected reeling. They're out of business. They shut down. That's how regulators came to exist. Oh, yeah. We be mon what they do, but they exist because other people don't want to do the work they do. They don't want to have their names attached to controversial decisions. Therefore, they don't want Opponents to be able to run against them when it's re election time on the basis that they did something really made a lot of people mad. So that's how we end up with all these regulators. Will these regulators have been allowed to propagate Like what? One of those animals that just what Matan Make money. Whatever this other Propagating.
Nagorno-Karabakh truce frays amid reports of new shelling
"Alliance to mano, and we're joined by Professor Brenda Shaffer of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. I begin with the news. This is Reuters. Within these last hours, Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other on Sunday within last hours. Violating a new humanitarian ceasefire and fighting over the mountain enclave of Nagorno car. Bach after was agreed The truce agreed on Saturday came into force at midnight after a week old Russian brokered ceasefire failed to halt the worst fighting at 10. 10 GMT, The Azeri Defense Ministry said the aft Agdam region adjacent to growing a car back was under Armenian shelling. It said overnight army and military units open fire from large caliber weapons along the border, which Armenia denied. Armenia said the Azeri army had fired twice during the night and used artillery and accused Baku. Rejecting its request to withdraw the wounded soldiers from the battlefield. Mr Ambassador, I come to you with first the poor news of the breakdown in the cease fire. And then the positive news from Washington that the foreign minister of Armenia will meet with your foreign minister of Azerbaijan, and Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state on Friday. Does that look to be a moment when a more lasting ceasefire could take hold since the Russians failed? Can Washington succeed? Good evening to you? Good evening, John. Always good talking to you. And once again thank you for keeping this, Uh public and listeners updated on the development of the region. Unfortunately, issue actually pointed out the ceasefire has broken down again. That's the second time that the minions violate the cease fire. We don't fully understand why they Sign this file. Just violated very shortly afterwards. What elevation is that once they don't really want to seize fire? They didn't don't wantto engage in the Meaningful conversation on substantive talks. All they want is to prolong the occupation of the virgin lands on DH by why didn't cease fire created conditions with third parties to participate to direct, uh, posters, other parties, including courses of action in this case in tow, direct confrontation into direct conflict. That's that's a danger. Think. So this continues to because ceasefire is a good thing off course nobody wants people to die. Nobody wants to shooting to continue. But at the same time. The most important thing, of course, is no justice filed by the medical conversation and substantive talks based on international war, and that's what I hope is that meetings in Washington will produce something like that, of course. Every effort for peace is appreciated. Andi if the United States as a culture of the men's group wants to take a proactive approach to that, that's a very positive development. We don't know exactly what what exactly you expect from the conversation. But Um, a little over to the visit to Washington. Mr Ambassador. I believe in these last days, I've seen video of more missile attacks against ganja is that is that correct? These are in addition to the ones we talked about last week. It's holding. It's just horrible. Uh, easy losing on the battlefield. I mean, is exactly what every dictatorship which is militant and the hunter is doing when they was in the better. They attacked someone else's civilians so Friday, just hours off deciding the ceasefire agreement Ah, I mean, you're fired. Ballistic scarred me so into the sedation neighborhood in gadget, this tongue everything. Now they're trying to say this is occasions versus Muslims they hit in, added 500 M from the major. Go to the kitchen, Cassio and 300 M from the major mosque. This is a type of behavior over uncivilized. Nation. I mean, it's like Saddam Hussein. Firing things into Israel works for them works at the same doing that towards others, by the way. Saddam Hussein began firing missiles into civilian Attias of is a also once you began losing in his occupation, illegal occupation off of it. Washing others of the same thing. This is this was a horrible poker, Uh, scores of people died, including a good 10 years old. A 10 month old baby. Can you imagine that toilet picture over father holding it? 10 months old. Body off his daughter. There's a girl who was killed whose birthday was on our additional day, which is the way it is October, so Visit when we go into a cease fire when we're going to come into a negotiation, I want people to understand. If you look at the emotions on the outside when we go Talk to people who do this kind of thing's Ah, Professor. There is a video I have seen
"saddam hussein" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Your parents are friends with Saddam Hussein. I would go to school and my classmates would talk about how their fathers were executed the night before. I'm hearing horror stories, and I know at night, I'm going to see him, plus the extraordinary story of how America tested vaccines for veneer eel diseases on Guatemalans. Also the man who invented the asthma inhaler on the archaeologist who dug up England's most hated king. You could see that there was a hole in the top of the skull. There are also holes on the cheek as well. So clearly this person had a violent death. That's all after the latest world News Live from NPR news. I'm nor Rahm Republicans are gathering in Charlotte, North Carolina for the Republican National Convention, which begins today. It's a much smaller groups than usual. Delegates will cast their votes in person to renominate President Trump, but many of the events will be held remotely because of the pandemic. Senior counselor to president from Kellyanne Conway announced on Twitter. Last night she'll be leaving the White House at the end of the month. NPR's Jen Newman reports, she says the departure will allow her to focus on her four Children starting the new school year in quarantine. Conway says the decision to leave the White House was her own to give her Children quote less drama more Mama. This announcement comes just hours before the start of the Republican National Convention. In a statement, Conway expressed gratitude to the Trump administration for the past four years and highlighted her continued support for the president. Her husband, D. C based attorney, George Conway, announced he is withdrawing from the Lincoln Project, an anti trump GOP group he helped found. Kellyanne Conway noted that although she and her husband disagree on plenty They quote are united on what matters most. The kid's Gen. Newman, NPR News president Trump announced yesterday The Food and Drug Administration has approved emergency authorization to treat Covad 19 patients with plasma obtained by patients who've recovered from the virus. Appearing with the president at the White House. Stephen Han, the head of the Food and Drug Administration, says tests show the treatment may improve the health of patients. Those those scientists have concluded that Cove in 19 convalescent plasma is safe. Insures promising efficacy, thereby meeting the criteria for an emergency use authorization. Han did not respond to questions on whether the FDA had been pressured to give its approval. More than 200,000. People have been told to leave their homes near San Francisco because of two major wildfires. Dozens more are burning across the state. Law enforcement officers are working overtime to protect the property of those forced to leave their homes. At least eight suspected looters were arrested in Santa Cruz County. Doug McKnight of member station que ese you reports Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart says he normally has 10 deputies on duty. But since the fires began, he's had atleast 60 officers on patrol at all times. He gave a blunt warning to anyone driving through evacuated areas. He's told his officers if its not police or fire, you're going to stop that car. And if they're not tied to that area, they're going to go to jail. In one case of firefighters, wallet was stolen from his truck. His credit cards were then maxed out heart pledged to catch the person and then turn them over for prosecution. For NPR news. I'm Doug McKnight in Monterey,.
The French history behind Lebanon's problems
"Earlier this month, a deadly blast in Beirut killed more than one hundred and seventy people, engine thousands, and lift three, hundred, thousand homeless. And a vast landscape of destruction. Now, Lebanon was already in extremely bad shape before this blast exacerbated by the covid crosses the chronic corruption and dysfunction that had defined Lebanese politics for decades with all that had brought the economy to ruin. Many people have lost they laugh savings and investments no wonder widespread protests recently led to the resignation of the Lebanese Prime Minister and his cabinet. So the poodle listen a broader historical context. Let's welcome back to the program Joshua Landis. He heads the Middle East Program at the University of Oklahoma Josh Welcome back to between the lines. It's a pleasure being with you Tom. Now Lebanon was once a model for the Middle East by route was dubbed the Paris of the East. Now, today Lebanon looks like Syria Iraq how did this happen? Well it happened because Lebanon is an extremely divided country it like Iraq and Syria there are Shiites and sinise dividing the Muslim side but there's also about thirty three percent of the population are Christians. Both marinade there and and Greek Orthodox. So you have the same. Religious Divisions in Lebanon that you do in Syria and Iraq but in fact, you have more and that's one reason why Lebanon fell into such a bloody civil war from nineteen, seventy, five to ninety, which was. Patched up. Most recently and They've been running in what turns out to be a real puns e scheme through the central. Bank. In which they shored up the Lebanese pound by borrowing gobs of money billions upon billions of dollars and. and. Supporting the exchange rate, but it turned out that that was a Ponzi scheme because tons of Lebanese in Australia. The United States Europe were sending their dollars to Lebanon to be in these dollar-denominated accounts that were getting interest rates as high as twelve thirteen percent. So everybody wanted that kind of interest rate, but it turned out to be a Ponzi scheme in just collapsed a few months ago, which was sparked these terrible demonstrations and instability because the country is now impoverished inflation has gone through the roof and people are discovering that they don't have any money and it's it's Lit tensions between different sectarian groups, and of course, as I mentioned in my introduction many people in Lebanon I've lost their life savings and investments. To people realize that it goes back to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War One this in France and Britian what do they do that essentially created free great minority ruled regimes in the Middle East, tell us mall. Yes they did and Lebanon was carved out by France which got a both Syria and Lebanon from the League of Nations after World War One. The League of Nations conceded this to France to really rule over the mass colonies, but they are called mandates and. France carved out Lebanon as an independent country. And made the borders such that they were as big as they possibly could maintaining a Christian majority so that the government would be dominated by Christians at the center ruling over Shiites Druze a bunch of sending Moslems none of whom would be able to compete in theory with the Christians and this allowed for a very French friendly country on the Mediterranean that France thought would serve it. Well, the problem is that within the years. The demographics began to change and Muslims became the crushing majority and this led to the civil war in hundred, seventy five and ever since then the various religious groups have been squabbling over. Political power. And today fifty percent of all parliament members that have to be Christians. National Pact even though Christians are probably only a third, the population which underlines how You know precarious. The entire political system is, and of course, in Iraq following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire with the British mandate the Sunni minority pretty much ran the show from the time of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire right through the downfall of Saddam Hussein, and in Syria it was the Alawite minority that ran the show and of course Stiffer differs from the Sunni majority during the recent civil war. Correct. You're absolutely right and this was a pattern throughout the northern Middle East where the colonial powers whether it was. Britain or was France would establish a minority in power given the lion's share of power, and that helped them to rule by divide and conquer, but it left a terrible legacy. That the Middle East is suffering from today because the Alawites this religious minority that's twelve percent of the country ruled Syria and today the uprising was an attempt by the Sydney majority to overthrow that minority that's clinging to power in Syria Saddam Hussein sunny twenty percent of the country Cenis and the Shiite majority and Kurds rose up to try to get rid of Saddam Hussein leading to very bloody civil war ethnic war and and that's that's one of the major causes for instability throughout. The region is this terrible fight between these different religious groups
Unifying your will with the will of Allah
"Blessed to be joined by a very good friend of mine said Sane Machi-. He's an Islamic lecturer he's been studying in. Beirut for some years now. Just an all-round quite and. Inspiring and Kind of God centric Guy I think. So. We've been wanting to do content together and we wanted him through some something with the Muslim viable years now but he's always out studying, and then when he comes, he's kind of like lecturing for a few days and then he's back out. But we were able to find some time. and. We. So. Obviously, you hear the conversation that we have but why I really wanted to get him on is that I think there's like a very unique way in which he talks about God and religion. And it's quite an empowering thing. So like even I remember when we were having the conversation I was thinking back to some lecture gave last year I think when he was in London and I had the same kind of thing where it's also simple and it's all just anchored around God I'm so I so I called them up and I said you know, let's let's your podcast and I want you to kind of talk about some of these things and some things you mentioned your lecture series and whatever else and we had like twenty minutes half we mapped out what we're going to discuss. Item we go into go into record. A couple of days AIDS like over a week weeknights and then he's like I was like, oh, she would just recap what we discussed. It acknowledged freestyler. So he kind of just thought at the conversation and and just saw when I loved it to be honest I'm. Always enjoy his company and conversations with him. And that's that's it really If you did actually, if you do enjoy this podcast there is potential opportunity for us to. Record more with a sane so Why as in like message email will ever ask postal social media tiger us. Last No, and let me know and I will be sure to me because in London for a while very short time I'm going to try and. Getting back in if there is a a decent response from people, so please do. Everything without further ado. Here's my conversation with Hossein. Monkey. Saddam Hussein. Thank you very much for for coming on the podcast I I. Think It's worth people nine the background that you me. Quite a few favours now because a few few years ago I was out in in. Lebanon. Yes, and we would you to meet. It's about three years ago and but three to two or three three years ago and you you flopped I mean I had a car accident. This is the second. Comes on an important. Was that and then you've come to London Tovia from London reason you've come to the under every an we've had like brief moments of being able to meet up and chat and whatever but we haven't sat down like this. longtime common. Yeah. It's quite exciting to be honest So. What, begin wherever you want my i. I think social talk about is in the we've allowed to catch up. But let's specify those part that to one side right. So I think for me when when you said Yes to podcast I thought it'd be interesting to talk about quite a few things. So recent you've been talking about you did an election series into what the Prophets yes and stories from the Koran what was was really interesting and and the stuff that she would we wanna do, oh, we're going to be doing more of, but the year before that you were in London and you delivered ten lectures and it was all kind of shaped around the love of God. Yes. And what was quite striking for me personally was that there was something in because I know you personally as well and I I've known you for for a long time before you were studying and everything else, and maybe we'll do another a whole podcast on on the whole journey has been about nine years almost nine ten years. It's been a long time but but there's there's there was something there is something in the way that you when you talk about God and when you're talking about all of these notions of loving God and really embracing. The spirit of Islam and everything else that this is a a really deeper kind of passion. And belief and almost serenity as well in the way that you kind of talks I wanted to I think if we start with that like. What Okay we approach allies a concept and a as a as a topic as you know our. Creator Moss and everything else What is allow mean to you? That's a big I'm sorry for. Jumping from the great question. So I think. Yes. I do use love as the launchpad to talk about a loss upon down and talk to a law SUPERNOVA. But I think that when a human beings especially in young is. When they think of God or the concept of God even in when it comes to parents for example, because when we're young, we don't fully understand the concept of God, but we see in
A Conversation with Civil Rights Attorney Rabia Chaudry
"The story that works. You know I've had thousands of people over the years reach out. It's not just me not saying we read this book or we listen to this. We Watch this. And we didn't even realize some of the assumptions we held or the prejudices. We had about Muslims until we heard your story and was like Oh my God. You're just you're just like any of us and and you know it made it much more self aware I think storytelling is one of the most powerful aspects. Storytelling is what changes people's hearts and minds really. Nothing else works. What were some of the stories that I made you feel that like even growing up. You're always like a writer at heart. What were the stories that I took hold in you? Where did you get them? You know the stories growing up as an American Muslim when before nine eleven honestly a lot of people had no or maybe before the Iran hostage crisis. I'm trying to think of what international event made me realize that I'm a Muslim probably the first the first Gulf War. I remember the Gulf War. I was in middle school and the war began in the middle of the day and teacher came over to me and said hey tell your uncle Saddam Hussein to back off or something and I said who is it. Almost saying I'm not era. I don't even know what's happening and I was a kid. But you know a lot of the stories really just came from like my parents handing down stories like stories out of our religious traditions cultural tradition as an adult. I realize what's problematic with a lot of the stories? They're wonderful stories of very heroic stories but they also set up this false like idealism. That didn't allow us to feel like if you're a Muslim you can also have false. You can make mistakes. You can screw up because all the stories were told. Were about people who are just incredibly honorable. Did the most amazing things. And that's what you aspire to And that's what you're supposed to be What's an example? Gosh I mean one example is like my name so I'm named after medieval century like Muslim female saint one of the only Muslim female saints I best known I think she lived in the twelfth century. I don't even know Rubio other. We and you know the story I was told about her growing up. Was that you know she was incredibly right. Just and pious and she spent her days worshiping God in the evening she would go out and teach people and she had so much faith in God that she she just kind of stayed cloistered in this little space that she told people. Don't bring me any food. Because will deliver me. Sustenance and food would appear out of nowhere so for a little kid to be like okay I got like visas does incredible role model and And she says she was an amazing saint from what we know. But of course over the years you don't know what's been added to the tradition and it was just kind of this this really high expectation of piety and religious righteousness. That is really almost impossible to meet. Because you tell us a little bit about where you grew up your born in Pakistan and ended up in Maryland right. Yeah so I thought this was only like six or seven I was. I was under one when my parents came over here. Fundraising United States and my dad worked for the US Department of Agriculture. He was a veterinarian. And a lot of people don't know there's like this huge Boccassini veterinary like a whole gang of them in the US Department of Agriculture. They all came over in the seventies what we grew up in very small agricultural towns because of that. Because my dad had to work where you know where there was agricultural business oh Kansas Delaware Lancaster County Pennsylvania just very remote places where we were often the only people of color not just the only Muslim but really there were there. Were places where there were no other black people know. They're black families so very small town America. Then when I got about high school is when we kind of moved to a slightly bigger town with with diversity in it so but most of my formative years in adult life. I've grown up around the beltway. Northern Virginia or Maryland. And that's where I am. Now you've written on your blog that your parents know how to be quote critical of where we've been and where we are without throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Yeah I guess I just wanted to know how your parents raised you and how that shaped you my parents you know. They left boxes on one thousand nine hundred seventy nine hundred seventy s block. Assad never left them so as time moved on their idea of what's culturally appropriate for us was forever one thousand nine hundred seventy something bucks on. Meaning you know my dad would be like. Why don't you have your hair? Your hair should be in two braids and it should be well oiled and dress a certain way and you should at home. We always wore a boxing enclosing home. You know we only eight bucks any food at home but the funny thing is we would visit Baucus on like in the eighty s and ninety s people over there would be like all the women have their care cut and permed and look really cute and they'd be like what is wrong with you people. Why do you look like like? You're from a blast from the past. But you know my my parents are. My Dad is a very spiritual person. He's not like a a religious person. Like ritualistic my mom is much more religious. My mom raised us with some really strong values. And look the one thing that we heard and over and over again is the whole purpose of your life is how you're going to serve other people like what are you. GonNa do with all the education. The time the health the wealth the youth everything you have is basically like a test like we're being tested for. What are you GonNa do with it? That's the whole point of being here and so you know I. I always appreciate that because I think that's the one thing that's driven me to always feel like there's more there's more to do. There's a lot more to do.
"saddam hussein" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Coming up in part two of the history our how the Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein tried to build a super gun in the nineteen eighties also a Nigerian sculptor whose work was impounded by her government and how the Voyager space probe captured an iconic image of Allah distant planet alone in the solar system it was a very important image kind of a punch in the nose message of hate we share this planet we really need to learn to live together first news summary BBC news with Neal newness president trump's arrived in India to a grand welcome for his first official visit to the country more than a hundred thousand people have failed a cricket stadium in the western city of Ahmedabad awaiting the arrival of Mr trump and the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi but they are not expected to sign a long awaited trade deal the south Korean president moon jae in has urged his people to have trust in the government's quarantine measures to contain the corona virus outbreak the number of cases in South Korea now stands at more than seven hundred and sixty the biggest outbreak of the disease outside China Q. where you tend buffering all the latest countries to report their first cases off the new coronavirus three people in Kuwait and one in Bahrain are infected all of them were returning from Iran in China one hundred and fifty more deaths have been reported to date and over four hundred new cases the founder of the wikileaks website Julian a song is due to appear in court in London later today for the start of his extradition hearing he's wanted in the US on charges of conspiring to hack into American military databases to acquire sensitive information the Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has submitted a letter of resignation to the king the ninety four year-old's leader's resignation follows intense political maneuvering over forming a new administration by factions in both the governing coalition and the opposition the French politician fossel Fiona who was once the front runner in the last presidential election will stand trial for fraud today along with his wife prosecutors allege that Mr field listed his wife Penelope as a paid parliamentary assistant drawing a salary of more than a million dollars even though she never actually performed at the job BBC world news welcome back to part two of the history our with Max business still to come how for decades the Nigerian authorities fear the impact of art on protest movements and how the Voyager one space probe sent back a photo taken in nineteen ninety the change the way we see our home planet before that one of the most extraordinary stories to have emerged out of Saddam Hussein's years as president of Iraq this of course we have to go back to the nineteen eighties a decade of almost perpetual conflict between Iraq and Iran at a time when Saddam Hussein was determined to build up sufficient military power to realize his ambition of dominating the region as part of that effort Baghdad engaged arms companies to build a so called super gun as an ex last now reports the story became an international scandal customs officers on T. side have found heavy military weaponry on board the ship which was bound for Iraq they find H. crates weighing some one hundred and forty tons each was labeled as heavy piping and for the Iraqi petrochemical industry customs officials had suggested that the cylinders could fit together to form a forty metre gun barrel capable of firing shells hundreds of miles April nineteen ninety eight discovery by British customs was the first most of the world heard about plans to build a super gun to Saddam Hussein's Iraq in fact it's been years in the making originally the whole concept was to use the golden to fire small satellites into space I was excited about the Superdome your call to something which is really quite unique Chris county a British engineer and metals expect was the project manager for the C. begun program he what the SLC not Hillary consultancy firm run by talk to Gerald bull bull was a Canadian artillery genius the super gun was his baby since the nineteen sixties he dreamed of using a massive artillery style gun to launch satellites into space western governments it stopped funding his plans in the nineteen eighties during the Iran Iraq war vote was developing conventional artillery systems for Saddam Hussein's Iraq then considered and analyzed by many in the west and in nineteen eighty eight persuaded Saddam Hussein to fund his dream space launch a project to I was just a meeting them all told Saddam Hussein this little you'll be the first out of state to launch such a large wow his head with cool yes so fancy that idea you know that's a great idea they would call it project Babylon the plan was for us to build a huge fifty meter long prototype gun and then the true super gone an astonishing one hundred and seventy five meters long with a whopping one thousand millimeter or one meter caliber barrel which would be fixed to the side of a mountain nothing remotely Comparato had ever been built before the one thousand millimeter gun was capable of firing a rocket into orbit when fired up the barrel a sleeve or suburb protected it that fell away at the muscle in the force of the blast sent the rockets into low earth orbit the payload carried in the nose of the rockets could have been a satellite or a warhead that last bit was key satellite all warhead especially given that Iraq had used chemical weapons and was thought to be seeking a nuclear capability but all that said the launcher was also going to be a huge visible target stock on a hillside which can be moved aimed and many experts thought it wouldn't have much of a military capability either way a gun of this sold had never been built before needed radical new designs the loads which are all involved in this kind of artillery piece just mind boggling and in six reaching into your call may help book thank wow they would source the components from various European countries Chris decided that two British firms were best placed to make the sections of the barrel but officially at least Britain had an arms embargo on Iraq S. R. C. told the British firms the pipes with the petrochemical industry still anyone who knew S. Aussies reputation would have known that they were in the artillery business perhaps that's why it just to be sure the two British firms contacted the government about the export of these pipes they were told to go ahead how much did the west Nile about project back along with the thing pretty well all the walls to no bull told me in essence we've had meetings with vice presidents have been to London prior to even this thing being discussed would be to Washington got approval to do this everybody's all on board and that's how the whole thing kind of was sold it was an open secret what we were doing so in Iraq the project went ahead the site chosen was up near Mosel and by early nineteen eighty nine the smaller fifty metre prototype was ready to test fire it was assembled horizontally and to deal with the recall it was placed on railway trucks sitting on a specially laid track we were taking any chances we got down behind a kind of sound Ron Paul is it wet and we were all talk behind their just peering over the top the shockwave was enormous we follow the slow the big big kind of page if you like also the ends of the tumbled so did hit the ground several times before it slammed into this bank of sound it made an enormous spike in Sacramento but we had enough measurements only to get some idea of just how successful this design walls the interior ballistics we wishing well the propellant was working well and when the call was still intact after this we would jump up and down you know and it convinced me that this is all going to happen until possible now not long after the prototype test in early nineteen eighty nine Chris this contract was up and he left and saucy the project Babylon went on is this saucy try to get the massive one thousand millimeter super gun fashion ready for a test but that was not cool they were doing and this was perhaps crucial because behind the scenes Gerald bull had secretly agreed to work for the Iraqis on two new types of C. begun that would be slightly smaller but movable and immovable and they were unmistakably weapons on top of that this Aussie agreed to work on improving Iraq's scud missiles at Israel and Iraq's neighbors were all in the firing line Chris believes it was these projects not the original super gun they got people worried addition of delicious to say no I think was a feature of bull the whole thing kind of got out of control just a year after Chris left and saucy before the super conference expo complete someone took action change in Spain they just rang and he said have you have you hit the news question what used and he said oh it's on the BBC I said what was on the BBC bulls be murdered what shattering when her head about bull I subsequently land that is being shot four or five times in the head of something can and that are suspect was sufficient warning that this operation is to stall console the contracts after the collapse of course your Gerald bull was murdered in Brussels installed by a professional assassin up until his death conventions many ideas around as you like but I think the Israelis would have more reason to do it than anybody else just weeks later British customs with tipped off and one of the last shipments of the huge one thousand millimeters sections of the C. begun intercepted at the U. K. port coming in the customs and excise officials have seized what they say is a huge gun on tees port all of a sudden there was enough of the one of the policemen and customs standing there and Chris Connelly was then arrested as were the bosses of the tea party still companies who made the barrels the government said it had no idea what the companies were up to and try to prosecute the man for violating the arms embargo but then the government suddenly dropped the case is as politically damaging questions started to be honest about just how much the government had known about the see the gun project all along my defense was not only the British government was aware of this western governments in general knew all about this America sit in your bounce it would turn out that the super kind of fat was just the tip of the iceberg a few years later after the Gulf War a full scale scandal would erupt in Britain over the government's complicity in military exports to Iraq Chris Connelly now runs an engineering firm in Bristol early enough he writes thrillers his latest is cold without a shadow to me it was a learning care book you know things are still going on the armament trade is no different today than it was then Chris county was talking to Alex lost an example of a better use of the scientific brain next rather than the arguably fencible notion of using a massive gun to put projectiles into earth orbit human beings have indeed employed rocket technology and fiendishly complicated calculations about gravitational fields and the like to put real probes into deep space back in nineteen ninety one of those probes took a photo of the that brought home to us I was standing in the universe Darryl Morris has been talking to the planetary scientist Candice Hansen about the picture that came to be known as the pale blue dot I had chills running up and down my back it looked so tiny and so fragile and yet so special in that array of scattered light it just it just sent chills up and down my spine the Voyager one probe and its twin Voyager tape were built by NASA to explore the actual planets of our solar system can the Samson was part of the team of scientists the controlled and analyzed the cameras on board the props discoveries every day almost it felt like we were discovering something new volcanoes on Ohio we found a battered surface of Callisto we we didn't know those things before we got there and when we left those places had names after exploring all.
Does killing Soleimani really change anything in the Middle East?
"For a generation Iran's May General Sulejmani he was a consequential Fica League in the Persian Gulf for the Americans in the region Sunnis? He was a terrorist mastermind for the Iranians the Assad regime in Syria Hezbollah in Lebanon. Sulejmani was a hero who protected the Shia cresent in the region. So it's no wonder the Iranian generals death via a drone attack attack in Baghdad. That was a huge news story. Earlier this month cast into the money rainy and military commander assassinated in the US drone strike on mm struggling marks a huge escalation coming just days at was revered by Iran supporters in proxies being blamed for the deaths of hundreds of Americans in the Middle East over the we took took action last night to stop a war. What comes next? What's the broader strategy? Here we did not take action to start a war. Your since the American killing of Sulejmani Tehran launched a missile strike on your spices in Iraq and in the process mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian Ilana carrying one hundred seventy six passengers something. The Mullah's had initially denied responsibility but crucially the Iranians signings avoided killing Americans. which was the red line? The president trump has drawn. US military response. So we'll this episode. Leave Iran Ryan stronger or is tyron now more isolated than ever and what is the showdown between Tehran and Washington Maine for Iraq the US military Tori prisons there and Iran's nuclear ambitions. Danny Applica- is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington and Co host of the AAAGH. Ah podcast what the Hell is going on. Making sense of the world get identity. Hey Tom and I'm in. Sokoll is author of Iran Rausing the survival and and future of the Islamic Republic and CO author of Islam beyond borders the Oma in world politics. Welcome back to Iran. How good morning now? Also Amani abetted genocide in Syria to keep the Assad regime in power. He's responsible for the deaths of many American troops. He armed Hezbollah in. Lebanon with rockets is to attack. Innocent Israelis killed many innocent Sunnis in Iraq. So I mean isn't the world better off without Sulejmani. Were president trump. I think so. And also quite a number of American allies in the region Probably I think the same way but at the same time demand was a national hero and in fact that he was the one of the top strategic brains behind Iran's overseas operations and expansion of eight onion influence in the region. I will just support related to the fair that it only leadership has about the possibility of an American attack or an Israeli attack on a combined and attack. But let me see this Tom that nobody is commendable. dimitris full of commanders. Top commanders into the Nobel Prize winners and so on General money is being replaced And I think e to the debt is a widespread view in the West. That if you bump one or two individuals isn't the situation is going to get better We duty cold in history that take for example a Prime Minister Anthony Eden go around the nineteen fifties and calling for the elimination of Jamaa Nasser as the national president of Egypt and has was that this man is removed from a then. Everything will be fine. Nothing died in nine hundred. Seventy and a situation has not improved a cold and and at the same thing was said to be so I mean the point though. Is that knocking off Salomon. He's not going to make a great deal of difference. But also can I just add to this Dani salamone and these Iranian backed Shia proxies. They did help inadvertently into why help. America Islamic state. So does it worry you that people cheering the loudest about this. Guy's death other suny jihadists in there are slighted areas in the desert and the mountains of Iraq and Syria. I don't think they're the ones who are cheering the loudest I. I think you heard pretty loud cheering from here. I think you heard some plenty of loud cheering in In Iraq and Lebanon and and elsewhere throughout throughout the region. Look you know. I think it's important to acknowledge that. That as the head of the cuts force Qassem Soleimani was a very powerful folks very influential very strategic and very effective leader and he brought that effectiveness to things. That would terrible And the arming of Hezbollah. The murderer of half million Syrians. The arming of mass. The arming of in Yemen. We could go on for a while here but but But he did all of those things but when when the challenge was from Sundays you had is. He helped set up and guide ride. The hoste. Shabby the popular mobilization units in Iraq that That that ended up being part of the battle to to defeat Isis. The problem here is that every situation in the region is is more complicated than the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Just because Stalin Fort with us to defeat Nazi Germany did not make stolen a good guy. And if you look at these anti-regime protests some and. I've been breaking out in Iran since Tehran admitted that its military military shot down. A Ukrainian passenger Ilana have the Iranians overreached because despite the Iranian successes in Iraq Syria and Lebanon on on their rule out officials sites there on stable they print across he so have the Iranians overreached. There's no doubt that many Iranians feel about the Ashim and today have protested over the last few months in order to bring about A structural reforms today as a system of governance and economy which is setting enormously under represent- trump's sanctions but has the Iran overreached. What are I pointed out earlier I mean Iran does fear a a very strongly as possible American that much Israeli combined attack and therefore what update on your the humans done his belt reasonable security and press such for itself which would really want? Shepherdess Arafat at all costs but that does not necessarily Saudi mean that Iran is only Aggressive power in the region aggressive actor in the region. I mean. Let's not forget that that that the destabilization Iraq really started the two thousand three. US invasion of that country. Okay so the. The American invasion of Iraq helped Iran on because it overturned the suny state and it created a Shia majority Stein. I saw a natural law with the Shia brethren in Tehran following following on from that Danny shortly a problem about striking at pro Iranian sheeham paramilitary groups as trump has done is the now part of the Iraqi state. So is it any wonder. Washington's increasingly modulation is part of the world. First of all. I think it's offensive talk about Shiites. As if they're all some sort of monolith. The share of Iraq are Arabs. The Shia of Iran are Persians. These these are different people this. These two countries Shia versus Shia fought a bloody war for eight years in which there were one million casualties casualties in the nineteen eighties. The notion that somehow Iraq is a natural satellite or or or or slave to Iran is wrong Iran has chosen to try to dominate that country and demonstrations throughout the central and southern part of Iraq. Over the last month have been against Iranian domination the Iranian consulate in Jeff was burned to the ground at the end of last year not by Sonny's he's not by Sunni jihadis not by Isis not by Kurds but by Shiites carrying placards yelling out to out for Iran. Get Out of our country and I think that that is absolutely right to suggest that Iran has gained more influence in Iraq since the demise of Saddam Hussein. I I guess I I'm just not that big a fan of Saddam Hussein and the and the stability that he brought to Iraq. I wish that the United States had done more in the aftermath of the wall. I think thinks that we I think that we failed miserably. In many instances I think it was absolutely fatal in two thousand eleven when at a time of genuine stability in Iraq Iraq. President Obama withdrew troops and really provided the opportunity for Isis. To rise up again. My guest Daniel Placate from the American Enterprise Institute. And I'm in Sokoll. He's the author of Iran rausing and Islam beyond borders. I mean how would you respond to all of this. Because we've got these tensions here between Tehran Iran and Washington and the Iranian backed Shia politicians released most of them in Baghdad. I support if not closer ties with Tehran. They want the the Americans out of Iraq. But don't the sooners and the Kurds fee for the Iranian intrusion in Iraqi sovereignty. I absolutely and of course sir. The APP is not only the president of the American so who'd be which are being the opposed to in Iraq but also the presence of eight onions there. No question Ah about that but at the same time if we know that the majority of the Iraqi population is made up of the Shiites and some powerful elements among the Shiites have got the value equals relationship and relationship. What they don't know in the meantime ago? The Iraqi parliament release the iranian-backed Majority Shia legislators I support the withdrawal of US troops Danny now given trump's ambivalence about the region and the fact that he was elected impact to get the US out of the so-called forever awards isn't a US military withdrawal from Iraq. Just what trump and many war-weary Americans want. Well it's kind of funny. Isn't it because we start off talking about the you know the Iranians and what they want and and of course. The number one goal is to get the Americans out of the region and that is in fact the instruction is that has gone out to all of their proxy groups. All around the region. Is You need to step up activities to get the Americans out. Then we've got the president of the United States. It's who dearest and fondest goal is to get American troops out of the region so so a couple weeks after killing Kassim Sulaimaniyah. We have this unbelievably in coherent bizarre response. Where we where we're doing exactly what the around him one let? This is what Donald Trump has to sort out. He has to sort out whether he's the president. He's the kind minded president who who leads in a forthright fashion against men like costume ceremony. Who Seek to destabilize the region and extend Iran's hegemony Germany or he is going to be the kind of president that like Bernie Sanders like Barack Obama wants to turn around and high tail fin is to the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump's uh-huh Washington energy independent America Stein fought these endless wars danny well A? They aren't endless wars. We have lost fewer people in these. This was than than than we lost a single day in World War Two so while they are conflicts that have continued on and off to a certain extent. You know the notion Shen that we've been sold that somehow we've still got one hundred and fifty thousand troops on the ground and losing them at a rapid pace is just wrong. We lost six in Syria. I I mourn every single one of them but the Kurds lost eleven thousand in their fight against Isis. So what what. What is the reason? We'll tell you very straightforwardly woodley because every time we turn tail every time someone says let's get out of that bloody Middle East. Let's pay attention to something fun. Like Asia and you'd like that. Tom Would now but hang on your way but every time we say that we end up being dragged back because the dynamics in the region of the ones that bring us back we need. We need a long-term solution that lets us. Stay away for good rather than one where we run away. Anita did it come back every single decade I mean the two thousand fifteen nuclear deal Provided tyron with as much as apparently one hundred fifty billion dollar windfall. Aw and certainly many people who are skeptical of the deal side that the Iranian spent lavishly arming the Shia militias across the region. So what it was trump right to pull the US out of the deal and instead impose maximum Prussia built around these economic sanctions on Iran. I think he was totally wrong and and I can care. There has been a backlash president. Trump's would would you withdrawal has a basically a provoked said that on Not to really go for the for police. Speed to in order to rebuild that they have nuclear program and. I think you're going to really do that. And of course that also carries the risk of a possible confrontation from tation between the United States and Iran possibly Israeli attacks on Iran and that could easily dissolved in a regional warfare. That at the end nobody may may be able to control it Danny. Any I mean a lively debate. Thanks so much for being back on. ABC
Iraqis security forces raid Baghdad protest site
"Few days you might've been hearing about pro government protests in the Iraqi capital Baghdad people who are calling on US troops to leave their country but there's a second long running protest movement made up of mostly young Iraqis who were calling for new elections and an end to corruption they too want to bring an end to American and Iranian interference in the country more than five hundred of those young protesters have been killed by security forces during months of demonstrations in Iraq well hi there al security was born and brought up in Baghdad he's just returned from Iraq after spending a month with young protesters there and he joins us live from Geneva hi there Iraq has seen regular protests in recent years but these are the largest and bloodiest since the US led invasion in two thousand and three that overthrew Saddam Hussein was brought people out into the streets yeah hi am there there has Iraqis have been pro this thing for a while now and throughout the years and throw the different areas of dying young Iraqis have been thinking the streets and processing yes the same issues that they are spotless against now but now they're really fed up the political needs are taken advantage over Iraq of Eurex resources they are having different loyalty is on they are not providing you rack is with the most basic services in the most basic human rights and this is despite the huge budget that you rack has and then despite the huge numbers of they're telling us they're spending on the projects in Iraq to improve Iraq's infrastructure to the services to improve the basic things that you know human beings can't so Iraq is one of the streets in order to protest against them and then they were faced with brutal please four seven militias are killing and kidnapping
"saddam hussein" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Why would US troops forced to take cover in pointers from the Saddam Hussein era when Iran fired missiles at American and coalition forces a week and a half ago Jamie McIntyre senior writer at the Washington examiner says missile defenses where no where to be found Jamie explained so you know Ron launch sixteen missiles at U. S. serve basis and Iraq a level never made it to the Alice saw the air base we're all about most of the troops are one mated to a basic deal the other ones malfunction but thing the United States has the most sophisticated missile defenses in the world in fact we pretty much have the only real missile defenses and we've been developing these and protecting them since nineteen ninety one Persian Gulf War and now you may recall a scud missile hit a barracks in Saudi Arabia and killed twenty seven US troops and wounded about a hundred more and after that point the the United States is not for the site we we need to have some way to shoot these missiles down that they had this whole pack them but they were really anti aircraft missiles I'm so over the years we spent a lot of money working with the call Peter defense which is point defense you know right to protect troops in the field and other systems that can shoot down missiles in mid range and long range missile defense against places like North Korea eight billion three developed all kinds of technology we Israelis have also developed at that we've taken some of their technology but when the time came in US troops were actually under threat of missile attack we didn't have any missile defense where so what happened physically had none or they would no patriot missiles nothing was there they didn't they so what the US was work with their work they had to basically rely on there or the early warning system to tell on the missiles were coming and they had to get everybody to disburse so they didn't have a lot of people in one place and they all had to hide in bunkers and in the case of the Alison their base that was bunkers that were built during the era of Saddam Hussein and then they had to just hope for the best duck and cover when we were back in elementary will you probably not old when I was in elementary school we had to learn that they've got to cover in case of a nuclear attack and so the obvious question is well what why when there was an obvious threat from Iran would we not have any of our best missile defense is there to protect our troops yeah and the answer actually is pretty simple we just don't have that many we don't have that many patriot battalions we don't have that many bad systems and bad stands for a terminal high altitude defenses we have been deployed in in Japan and in Korea where we had been so threat from North Korea we have deployed in Europe we have some on stand by that that could be moved in but they didn't have time to move the band and plus there are many many troops within range of Iran's missiles not just in Iraq but in other places including Saudi Arabia the allergy big air base in Oman use place for those a lot of troops although we've moved some of them out because of the tensions they didn't know where they were going to hit well what they were going to do the kind of thought that what they would really do would be have some one of these sort of rocket and mortar attacks by one of the proxy portions so they they they just they're just out of position but it's kind of ironic that we spend and by one estimate we spent over three hundred and fifty billion dollars of the last three decades while developing some of the best missile defenses in the world and we have missile defenses other on ships and they've been tested and a lot of work it's not full proof but you have a good chance of shooting down to missiles and you know it's not just that you know we put US lives at risk because we didn't have the defense is that we would have liked to have been there but if there had been significant casualties at this air base in Iraq in trouble almost would have been forced to respond with some for the military action and possible he's Texas he's shown some great restraint in the past the might of Brisbane but if it did it under enormous pressure to strike back in Iraq and Iran and then you know we could be on the cap to all out war so we we dodged a bullet literally in that nobody was seriously hurt there were some troops that that suffered concussion yeah you know not not all the troops were in these bunkers thanks Jamie Jamie McIntyre senior writer at the Washington examiner he's twenty minutes now in front of the hour on this morning America's first news coming up next rob Lowe's neutrality how often do you think about your socks if you're like I used to be not much but I recently discovered socks the change the well think about socks forever there called bombas bombas are.
"saddam hussein" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Of the Middle East and Iraq while terrorists are fair targets attacking an entire nation is quite something else the public remains mostly split on the war in Afghanistan after eighteen years of conflict two trillion dollars spent twenty four hundred Americans killed in tens of thousands injured about fifty three percent of us say the US still has no clear strategy in pacifying Afghanistan I wore is now the longest military conflict in the history of the USA even less popular was the invasion of Iraq the mission to topple Saddam Hussein and build a functioning democracy in the heart of the Middle East is considered a failure by a majority of Americans more than forty five hundred US soldiers killed most between two thousand three and two thousand eight tens of thousands wounded some very badly the Congressional Budget Office estimates the Iraqi conflict will cost anywhere between five and ten William dollars a colossal amount of tax money that obviously could have been used elsewhere both wars were a direct response to the nine eleven attack we invaded Afghanistan in two thousand one to defeat Osama bin laden's al Qaeda terror network which was harbored there a rack in two thousand three to prevent rogue dictator Saddam Hussein from supplying terrorists with deadly weapons turned out he didn't have weapons of mass destruction nineteen years later al Qaeda largely defeated Saddam Hussein long gone but America's troops remain in Iraq and Afghanistan is in trouble is Vitaly against the Iraq war and sees the Afghan mass is a loser for America however Mr trump believes showing weakness overseas hurts the country and therefore finds himself in a conundrum this tribe would much rather deal with Iran North Korea and China than fight them but sometimes you gotta fight in.
"saddam hussein" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
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Orlando's news and talk I understand the flip flop I I don't understand why it was so hard to call him a terrorist and I would just like you explain I appreciate I appreciate your kind comments you know all three of my brothers yes Sir leave your I believe respect and and and I know you do too this isn't a changed their truth the question is what is the response that the president of the United States should make and what advances the interests of the United States of America think about Saddam Hussein a bad guy right however going to war in Iraq was not in the interests of the United States we lost thousands of American lives it cost us here at home it has cost us around the world it has been a part of this cost in the Middle East that has ended up with millions of people lost their lives who've been injured who've been displaced the question for the president of the United States is to understand what's going on have an overall strategy and pick an appropriate response in going back to is that I still he's part of a group is yes yes part of a group that's been of course he is part of a group that our federal government has designated as a terrorist the question now is what what's the right response in the response that Donald Trump has is the most incendiary and has moved us right to the edge of war and that is not in our long term interests I don't get it it's so frustrating Meghan McCain rightly pressing Elizabeth Warren a she did on the view I guess that was from earlier today this is not brain surgery this is not that complicated I I went through all of the deeds of solo Mani the guys killed hundreds of Americans and I I mean with the the most gruesome tactics available in in Iraq has is cut its forces work specifically targeting Americans you don't get to kill Americans and not get that kind of response that is appropriate that's the appropriate response you don't shoot out American drones and expect that you're gonna get away Scot free or take oil tankers hostage so that you will control and disrupt the world's supply of oil and energy the lifeblood of the world economy you don't get to hit the Saudi oil fields to disrupt the same you don't get to take the oil tankers hostage you don't get to kill Americans you don't get to orchestrate the attacks on our embassy to kill Americans and destroy American interests worldwide we already know that your fund terrorism and you're not the number one state sponsor of terror we know you're fighting proxy wars across the country we also know that Obama Biden money I gave you more freedom to do it and not know you can take out solo money and not put boots on the ground in Iran is a matter of fact I'd be against it I am against it and I don't think it's necessary and as a matter of fact until it but because people like Warren and people in her party politicize war is that Joe Biden support in spite of Joe Biden now claiming he didn't I'm we can't start them send our national treasure risked their lives lose their lives lose their legs limbs and come back this figured just to say never mind again that's the whole argument I've been making for a long time now about the next generation of weaponry not to be repetitive here but that's what this is about is about you know and I will tell you you just people did they expose themselves but the absolute insane people that they are you know I I I I just can't believe rose McGowan Hollywood star tweeting an apology to our ran for killing Solomonic say the US is held hostage by a by a terrorist regime meaning the trump regime and in her view that's what she's calling it or the likes of Alec Baldwin all the predictable characters Debra messing Michael Moore you know I I don't spend time on Twitter anymore because it's not worth my time now there are people that are really funny smart bright and you get a lot of great information from Twitter but in terms of watching these predictable players every single second of every single day hating trump there's nothing Donald Trump is ever gonna do that's ever going to please them and the fact that they just they look at how corrupt this whole impeachment of of trump is it is it's been off farce from the get go and to get there you literally have to bifurcate your brain there's my word when I know you love it bring it back to twenty twenty only ever bring it back for twenty twenty because you think about it you got Joe you know quid pro quo Joe saying you're not getting the billion dollars he's talking about tax dollars unless you're fired the prosecutor that we now know was investigating his zero experience on it will be in paid millions there's a quid your call your pro these very same people they don't say a word about Joe or hunter matter gin you've never proven to do anything wrong is on tape bragging about the quid pro quo what else do you need we've got we've got we know they got paid the money is not hard to figure that part out and we know what goes way beyond in terms of other countries that hunter was cashing in on because of his world famous father the second highest elected man at the time in the country I I just watch these P. this is how sick they are trump kills a guy responsible for killing Americans they have been asking for this hit for a long time and well the threatening us you out that's the day in the life of the Iranian regime they threaten us every day they've been at war with us since nineteen seventy nine since the Iranian revolution that brought the Ayatollah back from France in the fall of the Shaw and ever since then they have been responsible as the world's number one state sponsor of terrorism well we do you know what what part of it nine eleven did we forget what the nine eleven commission report what I take out of that one major finding I don't agree with all of it they were at war with us we were not at war with them now I'm not saying war in the sense that we're gonna send boots on the ground I'm against boots on the ground I am saying the United States of America clearly does not have the political will to fight wars traditionally and frankly with new technology we know that that that that's an out dated mold of fighting the best thing we can do is invest research development dollars big time big league if you well into the next generation of weaponry so we can push buttons it's like a like a war game you're playing call of duty notes it's real life we want to be judicious in using it what we also need to act when prompted Iranians have been begging us to do this now they know what I'll do it now there might be retaliation I can't I can't get into the minds of row Hyundai or the mullahs in Iran well the Ayatollah I have no idea what these people are capable of I know their evil I know that if we ever end up in a world where they have nuclear weapons it's gonna be a far more dangerous world because they're sick twisted ideology would literally indoctrinate their own children strap bombs on themselves to go blow up Israelis were Americans and the promise of virgins and have it so who knows what they're capable of I believe them when they say they want to wipe Israel off the map and I believe so to the Saudis and so to the Emirates and so to the Jordanians and so to the Egyptians because they're now smart enough to realize the nature of this threat is real to the point where they're best friends with the Israelis at this point and they're all sharing intelligence and they're all working towards one specific goal and that's pushing back against a rainy and her Gemini in the region because if you look at a map it's not that hard to look at you know the the crescent quadrant that they're trying to carve out for themselves that includes total control of Iran Syria Iraq and and even further Lebanon and elsewhere they want it all and if they get it all and they get nuclear weapons our people would be then critical will Donald Trump why didn't you take out the leader of the cubs force now that we found out you had intelligence you could have acted upon nothing Donald Trump could have done here that would have satisfied the the loss that desire in psychosis to take this guy out that's just the reality all right let's get to our busy telephones here Moses in New Jersey Moses hi how are you glad you called I'm doing great shot happy new year my friend Richard dot you have been to your Sir glad you called yes so you know so one thing I wanted to speak about it it's insane how is looking at is from like you know just just on the outside as a regular person you know what I ran they've been involved in the way I see it because of the fact that the president not only an election year because even the beach is right now is an adversary what better time to try to go and do all these acts and arranging carrying out because of this political into because this impeachment that's that's a mistake you know in an election year that look I mean the world watches yeah I'm I look I thought I think at some point the Chinese president president she made a calculation was told that there's a good chance this guy's not going to get elected I think the I think it's probably misinformed but I don't know what's going to happen in three hundred one days but if that's their calculation I don't trust a good negotiator I would say if you wait till January of twenty twenty one the price went up I would imagine I probably sealed at least the first part of the deal these bank of China absolutely you know what because the one thing I see is political sabotage coming from the Democratic Party the same reason why the hell the US MCA for one entire year making losing probably an entire year worth of economic growth from that deal even I'm pretty sure that what they could have figured out where that deal could be done in about two days and I got about as a whole year ago well I'll say this there's no doubt the Iranian economy suffered under the sanctions a president trump and so too has the Chinese economy and the and the revenues that we've taken and from the terrorists that we've now put on the Chinese in particular well didn't blow up the stock market is predicted by many number one number two gave his lease the mini deal on top of the other deals that we've gotten done with Canada Mexico Japan and western European allies and you can click that off the list as another promise made and promise captain like I said I'm I'm a free trader but I'm a fair trader the president doesn't want tariffs the president doesn't want terrace on American manufactured goods or American farmers or American energy companies and he's fighting for the long term interests of America and our economy but as we've been taken advantage of forever Miley president say you know what this is going to end no more taking advantage of us anyway Moses thank you eight hundred nine four one Shawn you wanna be part of.
"saddam hussein" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Who were serving at the pleasure of Saddam Hussein they thought they had weapons of mass destruction Saddam Hussein love to play the Calumet cat and mouse game believing or making the the world believe that is much more powerful and much more weaponry that he really had that's again the Saddam so why is it a stretch at the world believe the weapons of mass destruction when even Saddam Hussein's some of his own top military leaders fault that he had WMD again like I said we can debate that all day long but I I've been clear that a Ron has always been a greater if that front the rock and we should have dealt with the Ron before rock I've said that since two thousand two or two thousand three it's been a long time on this program since almost the start of the show and those that are regular listeners know that is exactly what I've said for years so soon after the news broke of the soul Amonte take down Bolton did tweak congradulations to all involved in eliminating Qasem Soleimani long in the making this was a decisive blow against the runs maligning codes for selectivity is worldwide hope this is the first step to regime change in Tehran so Bolton thinks the trump is the man for the job I mean may I he can probably twist this testimony anyway he wants but I'm just you know that if Bolton testified he'd be hammered about his comment about Rudy Giuliani's a hand grenade is gonna blow us all up he would be obviously grilled on I don't want any part of this drug deal you guys are cooking up you know of course you're speaking speaking are you know are about Mick Mulvaney and and those involved in any kind of Ukrainian deal that I was the drug deal comment but you know again let's go back to Rudy Giuliani be the fall guy here hi if if if all this was able to be tilted and blamed on Rudy Giuliani as the escape hatch here I've warned you about that for a while that Rudy Giuliani could take the complete and total full here but then whatever Rudy said would confront them with that Rudy said what Rudy said that he has an insurance policy what if he's got that lizard from geico working for so listening to this radio WFLA the brutal.
"saddam hussein" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Forty one here this Friday January third twenty twenty good morning once again a man who knows Jim you'll be back with us on Monday morning when but everybody will get back to normal in a lot of people still on vacation today as Congress prepares to return to work the impeachment against president Donald Trump will again be front and center well now that and the situation with Iran or will it we may get a little bit more clarity on what exactly what will happen and when as both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer are expected to speak on the floor of the Senate as they reconvened today most of the senators will be in town until Monday but none the less they'll both be speaking or maybe we won't get any clarity because Michael how McConnell like the rest of the Senate is still waiting for the articles of impeachment to be sent his way by house speaker Nancy Pelosi now plus he thought it was a smart power play to hold on to those articles of impeachment according to her until Senate Democrats got assurances about what the trial would look like in that witnesses would be called McConnell's indicated like to see a trial similar to bill Clinton's back in nineteen ninety nine what happened back then they began with presentations of the case when the house managers and then the president's defense team then there were questions from senators before a decision on whether to bring in any witnesses are just vote to acquit the president sounds reasonable right you would think Democrats have spent two and a half months basically what the grand jury in the house the impeachment inquiry before they drop these articles of impeachment you would think they have all the information laid out I know they say they didn't do enough they want more what this is Indiana Republican congressman Jim bank says he's frustrated by house Democrats who haven't released those articles of impeachment to the Senate yeah the American people are are laughing at how much of a joke this is become where that that the leaders in the house are refusing to send the articles of impeachment this is a flimsy case they failed fundamentally to make the case to the American people that impeachment should move forward wants Congress is back to work in earnest on Monday we will likely have a better idea when this whole thing will get under way unlikely when we can all put it behind us remember hello she can't hold on to those articles too long it's going to hurt her it's gonna hold her party and it's gonna hurt some senators specifically her party not to mention those five who'll be forced to be in Washington for the trial rather that rather than campaigning the dat next democratic debate January fourteenth a little over two weeks before the Iowa caucus on February third the New Hampshire primary week later on February eleventh South Carolina yada yada yada and then we get into the election season president trump also has a busy schedule to take into account and I'm sure they don't want you know a whole impeachment trial in the Senate going on while he's out of the country maybe in Davos at the World Economic Forum that's the third week of this month I can't imagine anyone wants impeachment trial going on while he gives the state of the union speech that's coming up February fifth and that would be the perfect time really for him to take a victory lap and rub it in the democrats' faces on national television so you would think a specially Mitch McConnell would want to have the whole Senate trial completed before the state of the union speech question is why not Nancy Pelosi will send those articles of impeachment to the Senate so they can begin their process and then you've got this whole thing with the run with the assassination the killing of this military general Qassem Soleimani because Iran is going to respond somehow the question is when where and how they respond and then what does the US have to retaliate against and I'm still wondering some in Congress are saying well though they move forward with this operation without letting any of us now well sometimes these operations often times quite frankly these operations you let certain key members of Congress and on it members of the intelligence committees in the house and the Senate things like that apparently that wasn't done here summer saying this is an authorized a political assassination but how is this any different than going after someone like Albert dot E. are going after Saddam Hussein this guy's a terrorist this is what he did for a couple of decades he has been basically the Iranian leader of attacks against the United States across the globe specially there in Iraq so the president the Pentagon our intelligence agencies got some information where he was going to be they decided to take him out and massive massive protest today in Iran over the killing of this guy may need some extra one expert I sell described them as a demi god kind of like the rock in and Moana there is a demigod you see the movie thing I like the song but anyway this this this has the potential to really escalate everything there in the Middle East into potentially for the last thing the president wants a guarantee that he's not a hawk I definitely doesn't want it or maybe he does during an election year but what could happen there is definitely Friday yeah massive massive protests you'd see the videos there and and out of Tehran so yeah a lot on the play you thought impeachment was gonna be all we're talking about the twenty twenty right so now something else is about to take that off the front pages and already has six forty six hundred W. 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"saddam hussein" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Think we're we're paying the price in some sense for the excesses of the Cold War the only place for Saddam Hussein might have gotten some Paul smallpox is a from a renegade Dr in the Soviet Union and I think that's one of the prices we now pay for all the scientific double rate that was cooked up during the Cold War between the Soviet Union and United States with the Soviet Union breaking apart a lot of that technology is slowly leaking out and I think that let's let's hope at a we can contain some of these renegades scientists and and materials from leaking out of the Soviet Union anymore do you know anything at all about if we were attacked with small pox professor do you have any idea how bad it could be well we had I'm in New York right now I'm in the Manhattan run and so we headed out break years ago that was contained by a massive absolutely massive vaccination program that was initiated almost immediately and it shows that yes if you have the will and you have the dollars and you're willing to vaccinate the hundreds of thousands of people almost instantly then perhaps you can contain and I'll break however if someone were to deliberately in fact a nation that is unprotected in a minute in many places at one time that's right I mean vaccination itself is risky and there are people who should not get vaccinated people with medical problems and even exam a skin disease and I think that it's a pretty nasty germs I mean look what it did to the native Americans who were were not protected right up to ninety percent of them were wiped out you know why after Columbus so I think that it's it's a pretty nasty germs that we're dealing with here for the biggest killers of humanity so in other words it really could be devastating I mean it really could take off in a bunch of places at once if they came after us that way well you know I mean you know if you were son was saying fibers and I was saying right the thinking is that he probably has sleeper agents around the world yeah to unleash also has of Devery just to spite the United States to get back at United States when he's cornered I mean a cornered rat we'll do all sorts of strange things that they are you have a G. did you happen here the other day where the United States again reiterated the fact that anybody uses any weapons of mass destruction on us at all and that's a they were afraid of that kind of thing exactly we would not hesitate to use a nuclear weapon we said that quite loudly a few days ago that's right but remember if that I would say is going to go down okay you may want to take you know a few million Americans with them okay and I think that you know he certainly has the potential if in fact he had he got access to small pox or got access to mustard gas so then and then in answer to the question you're saying that an attack an intentional attack could cost a few million American lives few million is what you well that's right worst case scenario and then is listen for so so when you go to work for her you have to know the the consequences of the forces that you are unleashing and Saddam Hussein if he's cornered well during the last war we now know that he did not on leash a lot of the chemical weapons and biological weapons that he had because of course that that would be like with a garage and that would be the end of Saddam Hussein so he held back okay that's fine knowing that he's gonna die knowing that he's gonna go down he's not going to hold back and we have to understand the consequences of this both politically you know in terms of the stability of Pakistan in Jordan Egypt and Saudi Arabia but also militarily in terms of the fact that this corner dictator could at least a lots of stuff if he knows that he's going to go down to what we have to be able to care for that what would you do well okay said I would well yeah I know about the alternative energy have picture oil that also you know the United Nations you know it's kind of a joke the United Nations it's a dance so many resolution on it's a big dance were getting through if the United Nations had been strengthened in the last ten years these resolutions would not be laughed at by Saddam Hussein they've taken seriously but unfortunately I think we've sort of let the United Nations atrophy is issued all these proclamations saying that Saddam Hussein to disarm his laughed at us okay and now we find ourselves in big do do so I think we're paying the price for allowing the United Nations atrophy.
"saddam hussein" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS
"The second I have a pretty good opinion on this. I think the things that that make somebody that that impressed me people were I emission mindset. And that is the idea that you get that you've got this mission, and the people are creative, but they're driven to accomplish it you've seen it in starting small businesses whatnot. You can almost feel it when you meet someone then there's the sense of IM part of team and the point of the team the purpose of the team is to accomplish something. But my sacred responsibility is to take care of the other members of that team. And so you get somebody who isn't necessarily easy going the best soldiers. I ever saw weren't always the ones that were sitting around and joking and whatnot. In fact, they might be little diff-. Difficult to get close to. But when you're really trying to do something that's extraordinarily difficult. And sometimes requires pushing other people at pull them to do it. They are the people who stand up and accept that responsibility. And I saw time and again that proved really important in a in a difficult combat varmint. I see you. I'm sure you see this in your company's after you've had a really rough days e union comrade, you guys that you work within your business. You gotta have humor. You know? We kind of joke. Somebody comes in and steals a bunch of stuff from us or someone breaks into your business. It's not fun. You kind of get through it with humor. And you kind of have that kind of report with your team. I want to ask you there. A stanley. What kind do you have jokes kind of humor and stuffing after you had a big fight, and you kind of calms down or what kind of stuff do you talk about when you're in between combat? You're definitely engaged in combat, but it's kind of a low for a few hours, and you're in a foxhole, and you're. What kind of what kind of conversations to you? Yeah. It's interesting because first humor is very very important. And I think even when people don't feel like being funny or they don't feel like being upbeat the cultures of good military organizations is that's the way you act because that's when you're expected to act. So even things are frightening or if they're rough frustrating or you could be yet, a tendency to be a little bit despondent because you think you might loosen. There's this cultural norm that says I'm gonna act up beat. I'm gonna make jokes evidence at trial because it's infectious. Everybody knows how everybody else feels you know, you don't have nobody sits around saying. Boy, I'm scared boy, I'm really worried about this. Everybody takes a sort of tongue in cheek attitude chapter Stander stand that's video. That's every what is also frighteningly serious Sam overs tougher for you starting your business that you around the dinner. Table or jumping out playing. That's a great question. I think starting a business because jumping out of the plan with something I had expected to do as I was growing up. I wanted to be a soldier. I knew wanna be parachute trooper, and so you you just have this sense that this is another step in in my career when I left the military. I'd never thought about starting a business, and I thought, wow, it must be really hard. Because all these people who've started businesses, they must be really brighter that must be really lucky or something. So it was the unknown from it was much more unknown than anything militarily that I ever experienced capturing Saddam Hussein what was what was your role in in capturing Saddam Hussein. Were you the guy who tricked him? He said come over here. Roll capturing Saddam Hussein. That's great question. No, I was the commander of the task force. So I'm in the position of getting the credit for something that actually my people did. And so son McCain was captured like many cases, someone big..
"saddam hussein" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Available in all areas. But bet you don't live in one of those areas. It's true car. What else Gina? Well, Michael Jackson is really stunning in the news right now. And some of those statues are coming down. There's a statue. Yeah. It's been removed. From Britain's national football museum. I don't know why it was in the national football hours before the documentary leaving Neverland airs in Britain, the Manchester based soccer club took down the replica. That's been placed there since two thousand nine by Mohamed El fed, if L fed sounds familiar Michael bender friend of his son. Rodeo was killed with Princess Di nineteen ninety seven percentage of statues end up getting taken down a lot lately between the civil civil war the Joe Paterno, Michael Jackson, Saddam Hussein all the grades. I don't. I was thinking about this sort of talking about it earlier in the day. I was like, you know, Roman Polanski, and I don't know what. Hell, and Wagner knows a lot of people that created a lot of art is it. Okay. And it's like feeling is like it's okay to go and do a hospital that some bad guy donated or bought or whatever as long as you can use the hospital work at your kids. Sick. Then good jokes on him. He's an evil guy put his name on a hospital, and I don't I back to I feel all the pain that Donna Brazile belt, which is like I feel I can just listen to Michael Jackson song. And listen to it. Like, it's a song living in space. If you like it, then you like it, and if you'd like a Roman Polanski movie, then like Roman Polanski movie, and you don't have to go. Well, he's a bad guy. I can't enjoy this. That's sort of my feeling tell a lot of Jews that because you will not hear here comes the bride at a Jewish wedding. Oh, yeah. Ner is it I think so you it just it's not interesting. I know I've never heard it should take Chris krupps coffee maker country. Yeah. Deep diver coffee. Choose right and drive per se..
"saddam hussein" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Broadcast and print journalist they better than more than two decades of experience covering the Middle East. He has co founded at as executive editor of the media line news agency, online at the media line dot org. We'll get back to Iran and a moment here, but just continuing discussions about the the unexpected fly in the Middle Eastern oil, but at least not expected until a few years ago. The Turkish regime Irwa does do you think he has delusions pretensions of of reestablishing the Ottoman empire starting with pieces of Syria. If anybody does he does I wouldn't go to pass now. Interesting. And you talk about quote it less. He is knocked off as Turkey reached the point where a military coup may be the mechanism of any transition of power. Well, you have a situation where you have thousands of of critics of the president being rounded up. Rights are being suspended writing left unattended. It's becoming an oppressive regime, and when this happens and the military becomes more powerful than proportionately more significant in the country, and you have a guy leading the charge who is questionable in terms of his motives and where he's alternate added. All the elements are there, it could happen is a big word. It is. Indeed. So you have of course to regional powers. Right. Adjacent to one another in the past. They've had more than a few disagreements. What is the relationship between Turkey and Iran, these days other than the fact that that I suppose neither one is overly fond of the notion of of complete Kurdish autonomy? Now that that's the anytime. Anybody does any kind of business with? At the same time. The region is truly. Held captive by the adage in the enemy of my enemy is my friend and alliances coming go based on that calculus. And it's no different. Now. One eight six six five zero JIMBO our number one eight six six five zero five four six two six to get back to. Iran. I had after the Iranian nuclear deal came into being I had on this program. Former Senator George Mitchell to to talk a bit about that. And I asked him where in the deal. Iran was prohibited from doing anything that in fact, if it worked perfectly would it not amount to a ten to fifteen year postponement of the Iranian nuclear program at the cost of one hundred fifty billion dollars making the United States, the world's principal funder of terrorism. He really I didn't feel answered that very significantly. And I I went further I said if in fact, it is the viewpoint that you cannot prevent an Rami nuclear program. You can only delay. It wouldn't it have been more. Intellectually honest to sell it that way rather than pretending that it prevents anything. And again, I didn't feel there was inadequate answer to that. Well, you weren't alone. A lot of people were very unhappy with that answer as it came out from the American administration. Clearly, the idea of the nuclearization is there was there and continued to be there by the mere fact that the answer, Larry, work and development and testing were. What was directed towards ballistic missiles that were excluded from the agreement per se, but at the same time they would clearly part of the spirit of the agreement. But regardless of what they were they were ignored and that avenue was pursued. The these rallies were trying to make that point. That was probably the most the most specific point in the most important point to these rarely argument that even if everything is kept that everything is honored. And there's no abrogation of any responsibility. The Iranians still walk out with not only a nuclear program. The capabilities beyond that, which they started the process with. But there's no way to turn it back to pull it back to change it once the Horsely aren't destruct me. They was sold. Dishonestly? It was not nearly what it had been reported to be. In terms of enforcement. I I'm not sure of the the kind of of inspections that were supposedly taking place. I can recall the details of inspectors in Iraq looking for. Saddam Hussein's efforts nuclear biological or chemical, and you would see is going in one door as the eagles went quickly out another door of these massive castles that that Saddam Hussein had. And I remember the trouble just the sheer physical size. It's difficult to tell. But Iran, Iraq, rather is about the size of Texas in terms of area. Iran is about the size of the continental United States from the rocky mountains westward to the Pacific Ocean. Just how many inspectors are running around looking for any potential violations of the of the deal in Iran. A couple a couple a couple. Well. Is that just a pretense of of an inspection program or I mean, surely we'd take a few hundred I would think to do anything coaching. Yeah. Yeah. The first of all didn't really need that many. Because there weren't that many places that they were gonna let you go to and the procedures forgetting permission to go to the places that we're going to be inspected. We're so loose so friendly to the Iranians. That had nothing to worry about. They had adequate time to cover up and do whatever they want it. But the big Taylor is is when. Party trying to sell such an agreement says so anyhow if it doesn't work we'll just resend it. Once you hear those words. Now, you got a problem..
"saddam hussein" Discussed on The World of Phil Hendrie
"Troops and armaments, and you know, the whole trip was getting ready to to you know, blow up over there against it on Hussein. Now, this guy was on the air reading an interview that had been done with Saddam Hussein. And in order to differentiate between the interviewer and Saddam Hussein he put a filter on his voice. He didn't change it. For instance. He didn't say and now here Saddam Hussein. Thank you very much. It's a great, you know, he didn't try to do any stick. Really he was just trying to dramatically present a difference between the interviewer and the and the interviewee who Saddam Hussein. So he would drop filter on his voice would be like and in nineteen ninety. Did you not torture people? Yes. I did I tortured people, and it was fun that kind of thing. And I thought what if you did that? But the guy the second voice was an actual created character. That was my thinking when I got my very first job. I would say my really very first job with the Phil Hendrie show was born at cave ee and radio in Ventura, California. It's really funny because this is exactly where I have while end up except back then I was broke. And now I own a beach house here, which ain't all that great it being Ventura. I'm kidding. She thinks a lot Phil chamber of commerce. Thanks you. Let me put it this way. It's Ford about now. I go to Tara. And I go on the air and I start to do. Goofy stuff goofy monologues. Humorous commentary. You know, probably more of a liberal take on things than they were comfortable with in a very conservative small beach community north of Los Angeles. But I also started to do these characterizes. Now, what I decided to my very very first show it again was come on as Rosh Feen..
"saddam hussein" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"We went up, and we had a deployment order for a whole bunch of troops secretary Rumsfeld used to literally take sharp, pencil and go through requests for deploying four people and he'd go. I didn't eat four not three, and you know, that kind of thing and this one was for fifty thousand and he listened for the one they signed it, and I walked out, and I was there with a Brigadier General friend of mine, and I said, this is serious. They're going to war. They wouldn't send these guys Picone war that would right at Christmas. And here, I'm the vice J three. And I to that point. Don't think we're going to war. Then it it kind of goes along. And my concern was I didn't see the need for it. I didn't think Saddam Hussein was good guy. And I didn't think that defeating would be particularly difficult, and I hadn't thought much about afterward to be honest. I hadn't given. Well, you aren't the only one down technically. But but I just thought it was unnecessary. I thought the Pete like ripe fruit he'd he'd. Go rotten and fall off. So we went into this. And what I was disappointed about is the military. I was only a two star. So I wasn't in the highest meetings. But I was in a lot of meetings and never once all the military, go, wait a minute. This good idea. I never saw the military say really what happens to your some now three years from now we were instead doing the technocratic part. Sam Huntington the soldier in the state. We were being the mechanic work in deployment orders and things like that. And I think that the overlap between the military and civilian government needs to be richer than that. I hope that the four starch we're having that conversation. But I I don't know whether they were I get the impression likely not. So we got all the way up to this point to do this invasion without ever really having that sort of grand strategy discussion about okay, if the government of Saddam Hussein falls and Iraq is something different. What is that mean? Right. Even if we didn't even if we were ineffective in predicting the chaos between the Sunni, and she didn't Kurds after that. Even if we got that wrong, you still take the keystone out of the political structure that region. And so we didn't have those discussions. To any depth. And I think that was a big mistake because we ended up having, of course, after the fact. Yeah. And we're still there. Right. So in retrospect, your concerns back then played out wasn't a mistake. Oh, I I don't think rational person can say it wasn't. I mean, the number of people who've been killed that the disruption of the Middle East. Clearly, there are Iraqis who have a better chance to participate in government now than they did under Saddam Hussein. But I don't think that war was the best way to get there. And we clearly unlocked pen door's box on terms of foreign fighters. We empowered al-qaeda in Iraq to be created a problem that then gave way over time to ISIS now. Many of those forces were there, so we didn't create the the dissatisfaction whatnot. But we certainly opened it up. And I'm I'm hard put to believe it would have come out as painfully as has under the other scenario. I sit here with you in you are a a scholarly guy who now a professor, and so on us spend a lot of your career in and running special forces, and you became sort of famous for tracking down terrorists and and killing them, and and not just sitting in and giving orders, but actually going out on. On these missions with your men. Just explain all of that. Because this is an. The face of war that is going to become more and more in this world, perhaps more common, and how do you personally reflect on those experiences him? It was probably much more intense than most average American's realize particularly Iraq from about two thousand five to two thousand seven or eight. I mean, there was a point in which the command that I was leading joint special operations. Command was doing three hundred rates a month in Iraq alone ten at night. And these were not patrols we're talking about rates where somebody's going to get killed or that sort of thing..