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Fresh update on "saddam hussein" discussed on All Things Considered

All Things Considered

03:39 min | 4 hrs ago

Fresh update on "saddam hussein" discussed on All Things Considered

"In the city fair skies 72° It's all things considered from NPR news I'm Sarah mccammond And I'm Ari Shapiro Secretary of State Colin Powell has died from complications of COVID-19 Powell was fully vaccinated deaths in vaccinated people are rare but they do happen A spokesperson tells NPR the Powell had been treated in the past for multiple myeloma a blood cancer that compromises the immune system He also had Parkinson's disease Powell's life was marked by public service First as a soldier in Vietnam By the time Powell became president George W. Bush's Secretary of State he'd already held many prominent positions in government including national security adviser and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff He was the first African American to hold each of these roles Retired colonel Bill worked alongside secretary Powell for years both in and out of government He was also a good friend and he joins us now Welcome Thank you very much Thanks for having me First I want to just offer condolences for the loss of your friend Thank you You had a professional and personal relationship with secretary Powell And I wonder first of all what you will remember about your friendship with him Well he was a great boss He was a great mentor and he was a great friend And when you can have a friend and a mentor and a boss or wrapped up in one it's a good thing to come to work every day By the time you worked with him secretary Powell already had many accomplishments both within and outside the military I mentioned he was the first African American to serve in several prominent roles Did he ever talk about that And if so how Well he was proud of the fact that he was the first African American chairman He was obviously a national security adviser for president Reagan And then chairman under George H. W. Bush and then obviously Secretary of State under George W. Bush So he was proud of the fact that he could land his color to the fact that you can achieve greatness In life regardless of who you are what color you are what religion you are as long as you have great character and confidence and credibility all three of those character competence and credibility So he was a great man to work for and he was someone who I think we should take great pride and having him as a public servant over the years He was of course chairman of the joint chiefs and oversaw operation desert storm during the first Gulf War He won a lot of praise for his approach to that conflict How would you characterize the way he approached it Well he really applied what is referred to as the Powell doctrine And there are fourth elements of the pal doctor and they came into play with regard as to the strategy that we use First of all you have to have a clear political objective And George H. W. Bush provided that political objectives we're going to kick us Saddam Hussein and his army out of Kuwait You have to have the support of the American people To achieve that over the course of time and is he and I were both Vietnam veterans and we had lost the support of the American people during that war The third thing is you have to have overwhelming strength And we send 540 thousand men and women to the gulf to fight that war And lastly you have to have an exit strategy You have to know when you have achieved your objective and you have to what we call in the army pulpit meaning you have to leave And he not only Prescribed those things but he instilled in all of the commanders during that war both here in Washington and in the gulf That's what the way we're going to do it Of course it was another Iraq War with another president Bush that ended up very differently for secretary Powell He cited flawed intelligence before the UN in 2003 during the run up to the war something he later called painful and said he regretted How did he reflect on that experience when the two of you spoke He told me it would be a black mark on his legacy and that has been certainly reflected on today by a number of people But I would just like to say that when the question came up should we invade Iraq Colin Powell turned to president Bush and said I don't believe so mister president that the consequences are going to be to heavy Secretary of Defense rumsfeld and vice president Cheney Convinced the president that we should do it The president asked Powell to give the speech before the United Nations And he did So with bad advice and elements of consideration he stood up before the world and said we ought to do this But he regretted having first of all to give that talk but more importantly he was not in agreement with the invasion of Panama So his legacy may be marred but he stood for the right thing How do you think he would want to be remembered As a soldier as a statesman and as a public service servant and he had public service in his DNA all he wanted to do was do whatever he could to make his country right And I think in this period of divisiveness in Washington we ought to listen to things that he said in the last administration about what we needed to do to fix the problem in Washington And I hope that some people pay attention to what he had to say Retired colonel Bill smul and former chief of staff to cold hall when he was chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and a good friend So sorry for your loss and thank you for talking with us You're very.

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Blinken praises Colin Powell as 'beloved' at State Department

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 8 hrs ago

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

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Fresh update on "saddam hussein" discussed on CNN Political Briefing

CNN Political Briefing

01:13 min | 5 hrs ago

Fresh update on "saddam hussein" discussed on CNN Political Briefing

"A soldier, a barrier breaker, and above all else, a public servant, all of Washington, and across the country. Column Powell is being remembered today. When news came this morning that the 84 year old former Secretary of State, Colin Powell had died from complications due to COVID, it brought back all of these critical moments in American political life where Colin Powell a legend truly was standing right there in the center of it. Before we let you hear Powell in his own words, in some of these critical moments in American political life, it is worth noting he was fully vaccinated. He was immuno, compromised from battling cancer and Parkinson's disease, and so don't think for a second that his death because it was related to COVID complications is somehow a reason to think that the vaccines don't work. That is certainly not the case. Colin Powell was the first in almost everything he did. He was the first African American to serve as national security adviser to a president. The first. To head up the joint chiefs of staff as chairman of the joint chiefs. The first African American Secretary of State. Under president George W. Bush, who in his statement remembering Powell today called him a favorite of presidents. Because he did, indeed, work for and serve four U.S. presidents, Reagan, Bush 41, Clinton, and Bush 43. But there was a moment where Colin Powell himself thought he might be. One of those chief executives one day sitting in the Oval Office. In 1995, Powell wrote his memoir my American journey. And his memoir, not only was it clearly a bestseller, but there was like a 20 odd city tour with crowds throngs of Americans of all stripes from all political backgrounds, wanting to meet him to shake his hand and to express their support, should he decide to get into the 1996 race for the presidency. During that book tour, he sat down with Larry King right here on CNN, explaining his thinking. I have not spent my whole adult life trying to reach the point where I could run for elected political office. My whole life was spent an entirely different direction entirely different profession field. So this hasn't been a driving ambition to me to enter public office. Then I will have to see whether or not I really have something to contribute that is unique and different from anyone else, and whether I have the passion to pursue that vision. You don't know that yet. Of course, as you know, Colin Powell decided not to run for the presidency back then in 1996 or at any other time. He went on to serve his country in other ways, including as George W. Bush's Secretary of State in the first term of Bush 43s administration. And it was in that time a Secretary of State, where Colin Powell may have taken on his most known blemish of an impeccable record, which is when he went as the face of the administration, a man of total integrity, before the United Nations to make the case for war against Iraq. Indeed, the facts and Iraq's behavior show that sodom Hussein and his regime are concealing their efforts to produce more weapons of mass destruction. What we're giving you are facts and conclusions based on solid intelligence. It was Powell with the CIA director sitting behind him in that August chamber at the United Nations up in New York, who made the case that weapons of mass destruction existed, and it was necessary for America to take on Saddam Hussein. Powell clearly had come to regret that speech. And in fact, he once again sat down with CNN's Larry King in 2010, reflecting on that moment. You regret it. I regret it now because the information was wrong. Of course I do. But I will always be seen as the one who made the case before the international community. But if you think that moment of being the face of the administration presenting what became to be known as faulty, intelligence, to make the case for or would somehow sort of forever ban Powell from the center of American life, you'd be wrong. Because he was a man of such towering integrity or his vice president Harris said today, grace and dignity is how he served this nation that even a potential blemish like that one on the Iraq War was not going to derail Colin Powell from his rightful place in the history books. And in fact, in October of 2008, it was an unbelievable political moment when he came out and endorsed Barack Obama. This lifelong Republican, who, by the way, was a close friend of John McCain's. And even though McCain was running against Obama in that race. Howell felt the need to come out publicly a couple weeks before the election and give his endorsement to Obama. It was a huge, huge moment. And one, by the way, that former president Obama referenced in his statement today, and he said that he was so appreciative that someone like Powell would endorse him, but that what impressed him even more was how he did it. He took that opportunity when he endorsed Obama to push back on some of the ugly underbelly of what he saw coursing through the Republican Party during that race. Here he was on NBC's meet the press. And I look at these kinds of approaches to the campaign and they trouble me. And the party has moved even further to the right and I'm also troubled by not with senator McCain says, but what members of the party say? And it is permitted to be said such things as well. You know that mister Obama is a Muslim. Well, the correct answer is he is not a Muslim. He's a Christian. He's always been a Christian. But the really right answer is, what if he is? Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer is no, that's not America. In that race, he endorsed Obama for the second term in 2012, and he endorsed Joe Biden. For president in the summer of 2020, because he obviously was no fan of Donald Trump and thought he was a real dangerous threat to America's standing in the world. The values I learned growing up in the south Bronx and serving in uniform were the same values that Joe Biden's parents instilled in him and Scranton Pennsylvania. I support Joe Biden for the presidency of the United States because those values still define him..

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"saddam hussein" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

01:47 min | 11 hrs ago

"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.

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Fresh update on "saddam hussein" discussed on Here and Now

Here and Now

01:18 min | 6 hrs ago

Fresh update on "saddam hussein" discussed on Here and Now

"Live from NPR news I'm Lakshmi saying Secretary Colin Powell the pioneering military leader and diplomat has died at the age of 84 Powell was in the history books as the first African American to serve as Secretary of State and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Fellow retired four star general Wesley Clark spoke to NPR about Powell's belief that war was a last resort but once he had a mission he was all in I think he hoped the United States communicate with a lot of different nations I think as Secretary of State he was assembled for a diverse America And I think people responded to that I know we always regretted what happened at the United Nations And he held himself responsible even though it wasn't his information And I know we always felt bad about it General Clark referencing the 2003 speech to the UN which Paul may the Bush administration's case for going to war in Iraq on grounds that the Saddam Hussein regime had a weapons of mass destruction program Later found not to be the case I'll subsequently express regret over what he called a great intelligence failure Bao lived 84 years before he passed away today from complications of COVID-19 His family says he was vaccinated is unclear if underlying health issues were factors in Powell's death Hospitals are going to new lengths to staff up as many nurses leave the profession or become highly paid travel nurses Blake farmer from reports of pandemic has put a new twist on the shortage of nurses Hospitals are trying desperately to drive down costs related to traveling nurses They've always played a role in ICUs and ERs and they're paid more for their flexibility But now it's several times more Hospitals are even looking abroad including the city owned hospital in cookville Tennessee Scott let these the chief nursing officer Recruiter to bring us one full time staff member is more expensive than what we are going to be spending to bring one foreign nurse He says they've trained up new graduates who quit after just a few months due to the pressures of caring for so many COVID patients From pioneers on Blake farmer in Nashville Early voting is underway in Texas apropos amendments in states constitution on the ballot Andrew Schneider with Houston public media says one involves churches and religious organizations and efforts by locality to stop the spread of the coronavirus Proposition three would ban local governments from prohibiting or limiting.

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Colin Powell dies at 84 due to complications from COVID-19

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 12 hrs ago

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

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Fresh update on "saddam hussein" discussed on Stephanie Miller

Stephanie Miller

01:34 min | 11 hrs ago

Fresh update on "saddam hussein" discussed on Stephanie Miller

"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.

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 Early results show record low turnout in Iraq's election

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | Last week

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

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American Could Only Have Controlled Afghanistan if We Installed a Dictator

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:38 min | 2 months ago

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

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Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Dies at 88

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 3 months ago

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

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"saddam hussein" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast

Charlotte Readers Podcast

05:52 min | 7 months ago

"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..

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"saddam hussein" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast

Charlotte Readers Podcast

03:13 min | 7 months ago

"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..

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James Clapper Believes Iraq Had Weapons of Mass Destruction

Larry Elder

02:11 min | 9 months ago

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

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Photographer Richard Mosse on blurring the lines between art

Monocle 24: The Globalist

07:23 min | 10 months ago

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.

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Nagorno-Karabakh truce frays amid reports of new shelling

John Batchelor

05:01 min | 1 year ago

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

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"saddam hussein" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

03:33 min | 1 year ago

"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,.

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The French history behind Lebanon's problems

Between The Lines

06:00 min | 1 year ago

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

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Unifying your will with the will of Allah

TMV Podcast

05:32 min | 1 year ago

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

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A Conversation with Civil Rights Attorney Rabia Chaudry

Asian Enough

05:42 min | 1 year ago

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.

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Does killing Soleimani really change anything in the Middle East?

Between The Lines

13:38 min | 1 year ago

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

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Iraqis security forces raid Baghdad protest site

BBC World Service

01:56 min | 1 year ago

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

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"saddam hussein" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

05:13 min | 1 year ago

"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.

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What exactly are 'war powers' and why is Congress voting on them?

Weekend Edition Sunday

05:05 min | 1 year ago

What exactly are 'war powers' and why is Congress voting on them?

"The United States moves with me to translate into action the United Nations call to arms against the aggressor American occupation troops in Japan are hurried to the defense of the Korean Republic combat units of the United States Marine Corps arrive in Vietnam joining other marines already there the peak in the pattern was Lyndon Johnson's Gulf of Tonkin resolution in nineteen sixty four that led to the escalation of the Vietnam War last year act of aggression directly around persons okay brings home to all of us in the United States once a restaurant of the peace and security in Southeast Asia nearly a decade later as that conflict had stretched into another president's second term Congress rallied to reassert its constitutional role good evening the Congress of the United States in a historic action today made effective a limitation on the powers of the president to make war in nineteen seventy three democratic majorities in both chambers past the war powers resolution requiring the president to notify Congress within forty eight hours when troops were sent into harm's way that legislation also required president to end any foreign military action after sixty days unless Congress had declared war or passed an authorization for the use of military force a phrase that's come to be known as in a U. M. F. since then however the law has fallen short of its author's intent in part because presidents found ways to work around it and also because Congress has shown itself willing to follow the president's lead in matters of foreign conflict there's a new war this morning in the Persian Gulf a rock turns to blood shed to settle its oil price dispute with quite a different level of difficulty arose after Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded his neighbor country of Kuwait in nineteen ninety this is the seventh week of operation desert shield and now they're about a hundred fifty thousand American military in the region and the number is growing every day president George H. W. bush deployed hundreds of thousands of US troops to the Persian Gulf region before Congress had taken a vote to authorize I know what it's like to have fallen comrades and see young kids die in battle and it's only the president it should be asked to make the decision Congress did authorize that use of force by relatively narrow margins in January of nineteen ninety one and the first Persian Gulf War began just days later since then we have seen presidents outmaneuver Congress again and again president Bill Clinton in the Balkans and later president Obama battling ISIS in Iraq and Syria president George W. bush called for two authorizations for the use of military force the first just days after the terror attacks of September eleventh two thousand one I was immediately approved military action against terrorists wherever they might be and bush soon send forces to Afghanistan good afternoon on my orders the United States military has begun strikes against al Qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan the following year Congress debated and approved another authorization this one focusing on a rock the debate was emotional but in the end the vote empowering President Bush to go to war with Iraq was larger than the vote eleven years ago authorizing his father to take on Saddam Hussein one or both of these measures has been cited to justify it literally thousands of drone strikes and other military actions against those the US has labeled terrorists ever since it appears the US military has launched a missile strike in a rock including the one that killed Iranian commander customs money this month a revered Ronnie in general and one of the country's most powerful military leaders is considered by the you asked to be a terrorist president trump has often describe bush's two thousand three invasion and occupation of Iraq as quote the worst single mistake on quote in the history of US foreign policy but President Bush can at least argue he submitted his request to Congress before his invasion of Iraq began trump has yet to seek congressional approval for any of his actions in the Middle East very very nearly three thousand additional American troops have been ordered to the Middle East tonight at midnight and in the latest instance in the did not even inform congressional leaders of his plans other than via Twitter he said some of his opponents among the leaders in Congress could not be trusted with the information in that atmosphere of mutual distrust it is hard to see how the founding fathers ideal of shared powers could succeed in war making or any other aspect of national

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"saddam hussein" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

02:09 min | 1 year ago

"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.

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"saddam hussein" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

News 96.5 WDBO

11:23 min | 1 year ago

"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.

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US forces on high alert for possible Iranian drone attacks, and intelligence shows Iran moving military equipment

Glenn Beck

01:17 min | 1 year ago

US forces on high alert for possible Iranian drone attacks, and intelligence shows Iran moving military equipment

"Into ram thirty five people are dead according to C. N. N. from a stampede in crowds gathered to honor the passing of general Qasim so low money a rand Supreme leaders are vowing retaliation and death for Americans following the drone strike that killed so the money Iran's foreign minister you speaking much more diplomatically Iran's foreign minister Javad Zarif in an interview with CNN not talking all that tough about the United States their days in our region our number not because it anyway you take any action against them because they are not welcome all three have to point to is the Iraqi parliament's vote to tell American and coalition forces to leave Iraq it's no secret Iran would like that as it is gained influence over its neighbor politically but the killing of Qasim's only money threatens to push Iraq but the civil war like sectarian fighting which the U. S. help quell after Saddam Hussein was overthrown at a cost of more than four thousand American lives but Constantini the White House U. S. forces in the Middle East are on high alert US forces including patriot missile batteries which can shoot down these drones were on the highest state of readiness throughout the night that they had warning to be extra vigilant extra watch full the window could in fact still be open for these kinds of potential

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"saddam hussein" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

02:49 min | 1 year ago

"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.

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The Current Situation In Iran: How Did We Get Here?

Pod Save America

10:26 min | 1 year ago

The Current Situation In Iran: How Did We Get Here?

"Get to the terrifying news of the day President Trump essentially started a war with Iran when he ordered the assassination of Iranian major general. Qassem Soleimani who was the second most powerful figure in the Iranian government in response. What's around has vowed to retaliate against the United States in? US forces serving abroad. They've announced they'll be restarting their nuclear program. The Iraqi parliament voted to expel all US. US troops from Iraq and we've been forced to suspend our operations against Isis in Iraq. A meanwhile trump has responded by sending another three thousand five hundred troops to the Middle East and tweeting that if Iran retaliates quote we have targeted fifty two around the incites representing the fifty two American hostages taken by Iran many years ago some at a very very high level and important to Iran in the Iranian culture in those targets in Iran itself will be hit very fast and very hard targeting cultural sites is in fact an internationally internationally recognized war crime so lots to unpack here guys. Tommy let's start at the beginning. What do we know about so far why this happened? Y did trump make this decision. Well it depends on who you believe. Okay The Washington Post reported that Mike pompeo has been pushing trump to do this for many many months. And you know back in the day there were a bunch of senior officials in the trump administration like Jim Madison Rex. Tillerson the secretary of State. who were cautioning less caustic line on didn't want him to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal but over time all these reasonable got pushed out the right-wing hardliners are in in. And so here. We are now the stated reason that the trump administration did this is. They said that there was an imminent threat from Qasim Sumani from Shia militia groups in Iraq. That we're going to attack and kill. US forces Everyone who has seen that intelligence so far people quoted in newspapers people. I've talked to you said that that that does not hold water They've seen nothing that indicates there was some imminent threat. which would justify this strike legally or you know rationally so it just seems like something that a bunch of nuts wanted to do and it sounds like the sort of would immediately precipitated? The decision was the fact that there had been There was an attack that killed an American contractor in Iraq. Right this is the problem. Their explanation is all over the place. They one of these militia groups K. H. A. Shia militia group in Iraq killed a US contractor and wound servicemembers Kirk in response to that the US military hit a couple of sites associated with cage training sites weapons depots etcetera. You'd think that response was to killing. US contractor but then they went in killed Qassem Sumani and the justification for that was an an alleged imminent threat of another attack but even in the way pump goes on television lies obviously but even in the way. He's lying to be admitting that that's not totally true. Because they he's he said something along the lines of He was in the process of Planning attacks against American interests in two things about that one. That seems seems to have been a good part of his job for the better part of seconds. And the second part of that is He's not the actual. He's not pulling the trigger. He's wearing a suicide vest right. He's he's he's just a he's involved in the chain of command and one other part of this. No one has been able to answer at all is how does killing This figure prevent those attacks. Why aren't those? It was a tax more likely than not less likely to happen. Now that this person is it also seemed like there was reporting in the New York Times in Washington Post as well that in retaliation for the contractor you're being killed Trump ordered those set of strikes and then there were protests outside our embassy in Iraq. Yep and it said there. Apparently trump was watching those protests and then got really mad and decide that he wanted to do another strike. What is surprise that trump was watching cable TV and it made him angry? Although this time with this sounds like what happened with Mike Pompeo and and Secretary of Defense Esper- flew flew down to mar-a-lago and they pitched trump on a menu of ideas to further respond and the New York Times reported that on the menu was killing Soleimani money and that that very extreme proposal was only put on there to make the other ones look more reasonable and everyone was shocked when ultimately decided to do it but no one apparently push back. That was the craziest anecdote of all the New York Times that they were like. We'll just put this on as an extra so and and you know in some people may have seen this. But both the Bush administration and the Obama Obama Administration basically passed on this option at times as well because and the reason they did is because they were too concerned both administrations even the administration that took us to war in Iraq were concerned that this would escalate tensions in the Middle East into full blown. War Yeah Before we talk about what a stupid and dangerous move this this was tell me what do you think about the debate over whether it was legally justified whether we call it an assassination. And how much do these debates matter. I mean they matter if you care about international law so from that like it's a complicated case They're sort of like a common sense like lexical. What's in the dictionary definition of assassination? And then there's the definition of assassination which has been banned by the US government under executive orders that date back to like the when we used to give Fidel Castro explosive cigars and attempt to take political figures. You're not supposed to assassinate political figures period. the debate about in so like but Sola money's is a complicated case and that he's like the number two guy in their system but could force The organization he ran is a US designated terrorist organizations. There's no doubt that he helped build this play. This big role role in creating and supporting these militia groups in other malign acts across the globe basically. But there's no formal state of war between the US and Iran so there's no basis ACIS to target him on that level right like during the Iraq war the US targeted Saddam Hussein remember deck of cards the figures that they'd go after right so that the legality of Whether or not it was legal or justify takeouts lemani hinges on this intelligence. None of us can see these at all is about this imminence question got it but I mean I think reasonable people should say this was an assassination so I mentioned some of the consequences that are already playing out. What are some of the potential consequences that worry you the most both in short-term medium-term long-term Blake I worry about Iran on directly targeting forces in Iraq or Jordan or Kuwait or diplomatic posts in Lebanon. Worry about these Shia militia groups Lebanese Lebanon's Hezbollah came out today and said that their targets are going to be. US military personnel and they're not going to target civilians so when the head of Hezbollah sounds more reasonable than the present united United States on twitter. That's telling you something There's also these militia groups that might just sort of pay fealty to the money and not coordinate their actions with The Iranians and take action that way just because they're pissed and then there's also the fact that we had to stop the counter isis operations at a time when Isis has has had a bit of a resurgence because of our pull out from serious. There's a lot of ways this can manifest. How serious do you think the concerns are about cyber attacks against the United States or potentially a terrorist attack against the homeland? It's hard to know it's hard to know. I mean you look at what they've done what they set already about their nuclear program. They announced that they're no longer going to who abide by the enrichment restrictions in the JCP away in the Iran deal. But they said they're gonNA continue to Work with the IRA and allow them access test to inspect sites and things. So like in that instance if you're looking at that as a signal there sort of like tiptoeing out of the Iran deal. They're not like immediately announcing that they're enriching ninety eighty percent create a bomb so it seems like there's sort of an incremental response not some big blockbuster thing it seems that there's some F partout seem reasonable to international community to try a seem as though they are the victims in this absolutely. I think you're right well it we mentioned this yet but it does seem like the inciting incident for this entire crisis is trump ripping ripping up the Iran. Deal back in two thousand eighteen. Yes I mean I thought Ben Ben Rhodes on our pod. Friday walked through the timeline from the Iran. Trumping out of the Iran deal today. And I think it's a very compelling case he also wrote a piece for the Atlantic I mean I think we would be in a stronger position today. If the trump if Iran's nuclear program was being managed by a diplomatic agreement the fact that it's not everything more complicated well and I think an important point here is how you felt about the Iran. Deal in the first place whether it was a good deal or not Once the Iran deal was in place even trump's own Administration his own national security team. warned him not to get out of the deal real people who weren't necessarily fans of the deal the first place at once. We're in the deal. You shouldn't get out of the deal and he fucking did it. Anyway against the advice of most people in his administration and the whole global community in here we are by one of the reasons to non pull out was the fear that it might lead to this crisis. Right you John. Bolton now that he's left administration is very clear that his goal along has been regime. Change right so they pull out of your own nuclear deal where Iran agreed to all these restrictions on their nuclear program in exchange for economic relief from sanctions actions and instead of getting that relief they get more sanctions in an effort to crush their economy and lead to regime change. Of course over time. They're going to start lashing out. It shouldn't surprise anybody. So let's talk about how the administration is responding to all this Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was out on all the Sunday shows when he was asked by. Chuck Todd about the potential for around to retaliate. By killing Americans pompeo said quote. It may be. There is a little noise here in the in term but that America will be safer in the long run later. Donald Trump was asked the same question and and said quote. If it happens it happens. Tommy I know you have some Some strong feelings about pompeo Sunday show appearances because I was texting. You injured it before I melt down. I'm just curious what you guys think would have happened if Susan Rice said there was a little noise in the interim I saying like this those those statements both both from POMPEII. Oh and then trump saying if it happens it happens like this. President Obama would've been impeached within a day for saying that. I can't even believe there's there's such a there's such a glibness to it at but it is also it is. They're kind of whatever they're they're sort of cost playing as tough tough guys and so for them. They're they're trying to go out there

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"saddam hussein" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

04:47 min | 1 year ago

"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.

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ISIS Names New Leader and Confirms al-Baghdadi’s Death

Ben Ferguson

00:14 sec | 2 years ago

ISIS Names New Leader and Confirms al-Baghdadi’s Death

"Isis is confirming the death of Abu Bakar al Baghdadi and naming a new leader to take his place Abu Ibrahim al Shami a former officer in Saddam Hussein's ba'ath party where a majority of ISIS leadership comes from boxes Lucas Tomlinson at the

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US to step aside for Turkish assault on Kurds in Syria

Monocle 24: The Globalist

05:19 min | 2 years ago

US to step aside for Turkish assault on Kurds in Syria

"On Sunday night the White House announced that US President Donald Trump had spoken to Turkish President Richard Type Erred One and agreed that you had forces operating in northern Syria would stand aside in the event of Turkey's long threatened invasion of the area we've been in Syria for many years serious to be a short-term hip just short term hit we were supposed to be in and out that was many many years ago northern Syria is probably not a helpful way of thinking about the region concerned though is geographically the north of Syria it is practically Kurdish the area of Syria along the border with lucky has been controlled for some while by Syrian Kurdish militia called the white p g the white PG have been a key ally of the US led coalition Fighting Islamic state Turkey however considers the Y. p. g. terrorists allies of the PK eighty largely Turkey based Kurdish group who have battled Turkey for decades Turkey also wants to repatriate the two million Syrian refugees is currently hosting to the territory the wipe e. g. hold trump now seems with little consultation with anybody but other wan to have wait to in one Syrian Kurdish official by NBC News said the Americans of traitors they have abandoned us to a Turkish massacre if the why PG and Kurds in general thought their heroin in helping to tackle Islamic state would be some guarantee of American support in future they were reckoning without two things one obviously is the impulsiveness of Donald Trump who has learned what little he understands of the Middle East from Fox News which is worse than not knowing anything at ooh the other is a long history almost an ingrained habit of abandonment off the Kurds by those who profess to admire and respect them and promise to see Turku they fought with us they follow us they died with us they died we lost tens of thousands of Kurds died fighting isis they died for us and with us and for themselves but they're great people trump claims that he has not betrayed the Kurds among a series of bowl hinged and mentored tweets on the subject he has exclaimed that Inouye have we abandoned the Kurds who are special people and wonderful fighters codes will have ample reason for thinking that this is about half right the molten history of selling the cuts out dates back to the nineteen not when the Kurds hoped the dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire would at last permit them a state of their own the nineteen twenty treaty of several promised one in fact however western powers decided they cared less about this than they did about keeping the new Turkish Republic on board and the fledgling Kurdistan was quiet were encouraged by the West when there was a government in Baghdad that the West found disagreeable and ignored when there was an Iraqi rule of the West felt it could deal with in the one thousand nine hundred eighty s the west shrugged as Saddam Hussein waged a campaign of genocide against the Kurds including the use of chemical weapons in the early nineteen nineties following Gulf War One the Kurds were enjoined by President George H W Bush to rise against Saddam when they did a little help was forthcoming and the West continued to arm Turkey as it's brutal war with the PKK continued and when the United States removed Saddam in two thousand three Iraq's Kurds who had eventually being protected to some extent by a US imposed no-fly zone were the section of Iraq who did as it was hoped all Iraq would do embraced the opportunity and built a more or less functional and Western Friendly Society and there is indeed an argument that the West has no better friends or more reliable allies in the entire Middle East than the stateless Kurds as regards wine trump has done this varies the eternal Tara Khel response why does trump do anything assorted conspiracy theories are in play pertaining to trump's property interests in Istanbul his eternal Royat please Russian President Vladimir Putin for some reason and so forth but there is a simpler and likely explanation trump is now firmly in reelection mode he probably understands that he's best chance of getting a second term is to go to the people buoyed by a healthy economy and unburdened by American military involvement in countries his base couldn't point to on a map. It's hard luck for the Kurds of course but then it usually his

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"saddam hussein" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS

03:52 min | 2 years ago

"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..

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"saddam hussein" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show

The Adam Carolla Show

02:13 min | 2 years ago

"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..

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"saddam hussein" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

06:43 min | 2 years ago

"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..

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"saddam hussein" Discussed on The World of Phil Hendrie

The World of Phil Hendrie

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"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..

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"saddam hussein" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

04:43 min | 2 years ago

"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..

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"saddam hussein" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos

This Week with George Stephanopoulos

01:44 min | 4 years ago

"saddam hussein" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos

"Still seeing the results of today north korea sees what we did in iraq with saddam hussein with those false reports of weapons of mass destruction and now seeing any ron how president trump is decertifying a nuclear deal that prevented iran from developing their nuclear weapons threatening the very existence and the agreement that was made so yes we've got to understand north korea is holding on to these nuclear weapons because they think it is their only protection from the united states coming in and doing to them what the united states has done to so many countries was at its drake the united states to take out qaddafi and hussein it was absolutely person gabar takes pretend this morning thank you roundtable standing by with liz reporting and analysis on a tumultuous week for president trump this is abc news political director required if you're looking for more politics talk check out the powerhouse politics podcast hosted each week with abc news chief white house correspondent jonathan karl break down the weeks news and talk to guest with unique insights again that's the powerhouse politics podcast find it wherever you get your podcasts and subscribe today one of the biggest challenges we have to our democracy is the degree to which we don't share a common baseline of fax what the russians exploited but it was already here is we are operating in completely different information universes tight a certain point you just live in a bubble.

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"saddam hussein" Discussed on Rocket

Rocket

02:02 min | 4 years ago

"saddam hussein" Discussed on Rocket

"Biometric stuff i'm reading his motives review in case you couldn't tell and the awesome camera like there's nothing there is nothing in the discussion of the features of the phone that made me go there i don't know about that like i even got really excited about the um the pair hap feature which splits you kind of bush to apps together so that when you open them they open m split screen i was like oh oh that's interesting yemen in terms of a laundry list of kuala era of of qualities of a foam this was the first thing that made me go i actually kind of what that it's still not enough to make me actually want to switch os is because i am a truculent dumpster troll by i did like it i liked every single thing that i read about it yup other praise the exit the price the price this horrible and i hate it sowa hitch saddam hussein and if you're an iphone to that's that's kind of a day and this price period is a dealbreaker for me yes let's talk about that because the prices at nine hundred fifty dollars it's about a hundred dollars more than what they were charging last year and a lot of people on the internet are really upset about that and i kind of wonder what does this outreach gonna look like because i have a feeling idol i don't think the next iphones gonna be 1500 dollars i think that's too much although baby maxed out with all your taxes and stuff it might be blood the next i phoned that's not the you know the the s or whatever by all accounts it seems like that the the analyst one bit of the one that we all want is going to be pretty pricey so would i mean is this just kind of a harbinger of things to calm is this are we kind of at that point now where we just are are now in this really expensive phone area where either were maybe we have like were murdered two worlds rather have a really inexpensive phone that it gives decent quality or you have a really expensive phone but like this era of six hundred our phones i mean i call it might be just because.

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"saddam hussein" Discussed on Capital Allocators

Capital Allocators

01:35 min | 4 years ago

"saddam hussein" Discussed on Capital Allocators

"And one of the things they pointed out was that you know we had to watch out because saddam hussein was everywhere watching everything and that you'll never go away we've sprang to hurt look a miracle not send center united states marines all the way this far into the country without this and so one of the the the visual symbols was this giant is dry and posters everywhere of saddam hussein and attorney mark interpreter i said look tell everybody to tear these posters down and he told them and they refuse they were terrified and he told the story of a young child who was shot in the face for even throwing mud at one of these posters wants source at that's it had told memories terrible down and isn't sir look this snipers and everybody around like but i think we can wait a day or to us another come down now try went up i start tearing down all these poser saddam hussein and the people were just looking at me like oh my gosh guy's crazy and slowly though they start coming out and chanting and cheering and we started gaining support of the locals of course the media came in the videotape did they took photographs of it was on there was a daily user the posters ended up somewhere on the one of the new york papers it was on the front page cover of every newspaper across the world my brother in israel picked up who newspaper and saw it was like a and the communication that came out was america here is to remove saddam hussein not to harm the iraqi people and that spread throughout the arab world was very positive message now your question was about failure so the interesting thing is.

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