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"secretary state antony blinken" Discussed on WTOP
"Today It's 8 11 the war in Ukraine is in shaping up as Russia had planned but a ceasefire is set for today to allow civilians to flee the besieged still plant in Mario pull Defense secretary Lloyd Austin says Russia is failing both he and secretary state Antony Blinken visited Kyiv yesterday meeting with Ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky And offering more U.S. support joining us now to discuss it all is WTO national security correspondent JJ green on Skype JJ hi Good morning So there are reports that Russia needs this ceasefire today to regroup in Mario pole What more can you tell us There is no ceasefire The folks that I've been talking to this morning in Ukraine say nothing has changed Russia had been talking about some type of ceasefire around Mario pole to allow The people inside the assault stalled building to get out But it's another trick based on what the folks in Ukraine are telling me The defense ministry said today Russia's defense ministry said that it would put this in place at 2 p.m. so that civilians could evacuate the area but it's not happening And it's not unusual It's more of what Russia does What they're trying to do according to sources I've spoken to is to try to get people to try to exit that building and then what they would most likely do is open fire on them How did things go yesterday with the visit to Kyiv by defense secretary Lloyd Austin and also Secretary of State Antony Blinken One of the things the Secretary of Defense talked about Bruce was weakening Russia's ability to do this again to launch an unprovoked war on a neighbor or any country And several current and former military and intelligence officials have told me and we talked about this on Friday that's already happened Russia's lost so many troops leadership weapons money And all of this has taken place already it would take years before Russia would be able to regroup and do this again to any other country What's happening now is revenge It's anger And again it's this idea that Russia can try to position itself so that it can claim victory coming up in a couple of weeks during this may 9th victory parade that the Russian government is trying to plan All right JJ green National security correspondent JJ green on Skype It's 8 13 There aren't many faces people are excited to see first thing in the morning before they've even had their coffee But the McDonald's drive-through workers who take your order on the way to work have almost all of those faces Because nothing brings more joy.
"secretary state antony blinken" Discussed on WTOP
"Breaking news of the hour here on TOP a person is in custody a shelter in place order is still in effect at Bridgewater college outside of Harrisonburg Virginia after a report of an active shooter on the campus Joins us live on Skype with the latest Hey Shawn the man was detained after the college alerted the community shortly before one 30 this afternoon to an active shooter and the school ordered the campus of 1800 students to shelter in place And then about 40 minutes later at two O 8 p.m. the school alerted the community that a man was taken into custody but the situation was ongoing The shelter order remains in effect the school's latest alert less than 30 minutes ago asks people to remain patient and in place as police work through their processes Virginia state police and Rockingham county sheriff's deputies are on the scene and the federal ATF says it's responding to assist nearby blue ridge community college was also placed under modified lockdown meaning the door buildings were locked until the situation in Bridgewater cleared Again a person in police custody after reports of an active shooter at Bridgewater college students still sheltering in place reporting live All right three 32 now Russian president Vladimir Putin is speaking for the first time in a while about the crisis in Ukraine at a news conference Putin says the U.S. and its allies have fundamentally ignored Russia's top security demands when it comes to Ukraine The three key demands are guarantees that NATO won't expand to Ukraine won't deploy weapons near the Russian border and will roll back its forces from Eastern Europe But Putin says Moscow is still open for more talks with the west on easing soaring tensions Meanwhile secretary state Antony Blinken and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov talked again by phone today it's the latest change in a flurry of diplomatic activity Joining us now to talk more about this op national security correspondent JJ green JJ elaborate on what Vladimir Putin had to say in what does what he said mean Not of film That was Putin Shawn speaking after a meeting with victory Victor Orban Hungary's president and Putin said in those remarks you just heard that the west is ignoring his chief security demand and that demand is that Ukraine be excluded from NATO And he's adopted the stance that the west is doing some type of injustice to Russia so he's parading his friends in there trying to get them essentially on a stage a global stage where he can say with them in attendance We're being beaten up on and by restating this frame refrain It looks as though over and over again he's trying to find a different outcome but there doesn't appear to be one that's available to him now except pulling his troops out But what he was trying to do it looks as though when he was trying to do was to make a case for war You've been talking to Russians Ukrainians and Americans today about this What's the consensus on where all of this is going Well a couple of sources have told me that Putin is really scrambling here He's looking desperately for a way out but surprisingly one source told me the U.S. is not letting him out They say he's looking for a way to save face but the U.S. and the allies are not giving him that life raft that he needs in a part of it has to do with his behavior and Russia's behavior in the past meddling in elections assassinations abroad cyberattacks all of the bad behavior that Russia's engaged in and one particular source of Russian who is very familiar with Vladimir Putin and what he does says that Putin is bitten off more than he can chew and he's struggling to find a way out of it now Of course everyone is on edge if there is a war How would it impact Europe as a whole Well all eyes are going to be on Ukraine and a lot of international troops it seems will be there as well Hungary is pledging its support to Russia Belarus as well Alexander Lukashenko said that they will send troops there other Russian allies in the region may do the same We know that thousands of NATO troops are already on the move there So there's going to be if there is a war there It's going to be an ugly scene The thing that's most important I'm told right now is to take a look at what Vladimir Putin says and does in the next few days because during the course of the Olympics he's going to have some time to figure out whether he wants to move forward with this and he may soften his tone they say All right JJ thanks for joining us That's W TOP national security correspondent JJ green After traffic and weather on some new news concerning the possibility of COVID vaccines for kids under 5 three 36 If I'm going to work from my home office I need my home office to work for me It's possible at Staples To be most productive my home office needs to have everything my office office has Also possible because.
"secretary state antony blinken" Discussed on Up First
"World leaders gathered this week for the united nations general assembly. Some urgent international issues include afghanistan a fight with france and the pandemic. What's the one nation. All three crises have in common. I'm steve inskeep with rachel martin and this is up i from npr news. Us agents are deporting thousands of people from a camp along the us. Mexico border we're working round-the-clock. Initially congress will not be working expeditiously toward immigration policy changes. A democratic effort was blocked. Why did a parliamentarian. A referee of senate rules knock immigration out of a budget bill. Also what's a new book about. Former president trump reveal about his fellow republicans. Stay with us. We've got the news. You need to start your day. Support for this podcast. And the following message. Come from track phone. Wireless giving you control over your wireless plan. There's no contract and unlimited talk and text smartphone. Plans start at just twenty dollars a month all on america's largest and most dependable networks learn more at track phone dot com. This message comes from. Npr sponsor southern company southern company is making energy smart and sustainable for their nine million customers across the country. Southern company building the future of energy learn more at southern company dot com slash future. Suppose you were a u. s. diplomat attending this week session of the united nations general assembly in new york. You'd have no shortage of things to do do you. Focus on the us role in the crisis in afghanistan. Do you try to repair relations with france. The country we called its ambassador after the. Us cut france out of a submarine sail to australia. Or do you just try to avoid getting cova. us ambassador. linda. Thomas greenfield wants to make sure the meeting is not a super spreader event. I will get my cova tests at the cova testing and vaccination van that will be set up outside the un before i engage in meetings at union headquarters. Npr diplomatic correspondent. Michelle kellerman will be covering this week's meeting michelle. Good morning good morning. It sounds like this dispute with france is really just about money. They were cut out of an arm sale. But what more is at stake. Here i think more is at stake. You know the the biden administration likes to say that america's back that it cares about alliances unlike the previous administration. But this this really undercuts that whole message. Steve you know the the. Us announced a partnership with the uk and australia and left france. Totally in the dark france lost out on a multibillion dollar submarine deal with australia which is now purchasing nuclear powered submarines from the us. And i spoke over the weekend to a former french ambassador to the. Us gerard arroyo and he says it's not just about losing an arms deal. It raises a lot of questions about us. Attitudes toward europe. Take a listen basically the us and it's not biter and it's not trump that the us basically don't care about your p- what the us does care about is countering china. It wants partners in that effort. So i think the biden administration really has some cleanup to do here. How is president biden himself likely to address such matters when he speaks on tuesday. Yeah well you know he will probably talk about china in his speech or at least till talk about upholding the rules international order. That's kind of diplomatic. Speak for countering china because the us wants china to uphold the roles that that others do. He'll also talk about you. Know a return to multi-lateralism. He's going to chair a meeting on cove in nineteen on wednesday. That summit's going to be virtual and that's going to be an issue that really resonates more with the people attending the un general assembly. Because you know. Some countries in africa have less than two percent vaccination rates so a big topic of that summit is going to be this uneven global distribution of vaccines. I guess it's appropriate that a meeting uncovered would be virtual and we heard about the us ambassador to the un saying. She's going to be getting a kobe tests. How else's the un managing this gathering. Well you know a lot of it is going to be in this weird hybrid mode but secretary state. Antony blinken is going to stay longer. He is going to have some meetings in person and he has a lot to discuss. There's going to be things like meetings about afghanistan though no talks with afghanistan's new rulers because the taliban aren't coming they're going to be talks on on iran because iran's new foreign minister is making his u. n. debut so there's gonna be a lot of discussions on the sidelines but maybe a little bit more online. Michelle thanks so much thank you. That's npr's michelle kellerman. Apparently president biden cannot cram quite so much of his agenda into a single bill in congress. The president has been trying to do just that senators have one shot this fall one bill. They can pass without republican support. It's a budget measure exempt from normal filibuster rules and that's why democrats have been trying to cram in provisions addressing everything from climate to taxes immigration last night though the senate parliamentarian who is a referee of senate rules said immigration changes do not belong in their. Npr's joel rose covers. Immigration is on the line. Good morning hey steve. What does this ruling saying well. So elizabeth mcdonough the senate parliamentarian. You know it's her job to interpret the senate's own rules and decide what can be part of budget reconciliation. And in this case she said no immigration the amounts to a major policy shift. These changes that congressional democrats wanted to see. She decided that there are major policy. Change one that has relatively little to do with the budget and therefore cannot be included in budget reconciliation. So what does that mean. Well it's a serious blow to democrats of getting An immigration overhaul done. They were hoping to create a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants including so-called dreamers but also farm workers and other essential workers and reconciliation would have allowed democrats to pass that without any republican votes in the senate without budget reconciliation. The democrats can't get around to republican filibuster. Democrats and their allies say. They're disappointed but they were not really surprised. Senators including chuck schumer and dick. Durbin say they have alternative proposals that they will try to present to the parliamentarian to change your mind. Well we'll see where that goes. Of course that's all about long-term policy changes efforts to change. What the immigration system looks like in two years or ten years or even twenty years but at the same time we've got another immediate crisis at the border is certainly one that looks like a crisis images that i've been seeing on social media giant crowd of people at the border in del rio texas. What's going on. you're right. There are still more than ten thousand migrants. Many of them originally from haiti camped out in squalid conditions under the international bridge in del rio texas. They crossed the rio grande into texas and had been waiting on the. Us side hoping for a chance to ask for asylum yesterday. The by the administration began putting some of them on planes and flying them out of the. Us here is border patrol chief role ortiz speaking.
"secretary state antony blinken" Discussed on KTRH
"Gulf Coast windows dot com 24 Hour Traffic center. Nicholas brought us a lot of rain yesterday. Overnight this morning. Now we are in the drying out process. Still a 50% chance of showers and storms today but only a 30% chance of showers and storms tomorrow and Thursday. I'm meteorologist Terry Smith from the Weather Channel. And right now he's just got clouds. Some wind and light showers. Moving throughout the area. 73 in Pasadena, 73 in spring 72 in Houston at the ktrh Top Tax Defenders. 24 Hour Weather Center Ktrh News time 11. Oh, one Our top story still more than 400,000 customers without power following Tropical Storm Nicholas throughout southeast Texas CenterPoint vice president bread to Tunji in We are currently at about 420,000 customers without power. I do want to emphasize that the system has the storm is not completely left our systems as we could get customers back online. We could lose some more as it's going through the Eastern Part of our territory. Meantime, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo says the worst is over. But they don't want people to rush back out just yet. Thankfully, it became more of a wind event and it's moving out of our region. There is debris out on the roads still and crews are out doing damage assessments are also could be down power lines, So they're asking people to be very careful. Especially we still see standing water. Fort Bend County Judge K. P. George gave an update on things in his county. We do have a small issues the experienced obviously Harry went rain. And of course, we have a report of some power down down power lines and also traffic lights out due to downed power line issues. Center point has been constantly in contact. They are also at our command center. And Galveston County got the brunt of the rain. They got 14 inches 15 inches at one reading station, according to County Judge Mark Henry, But no reports of major damage down there hover again, they're still doing assessment as well. Nicholas, meantime, is now moving east toward Louisiana, still as a tropical storm but weakening In other news Secretary State Antony Blinken getting a grilling on Capitol Hill today over the chaotic and deadly U. S withdrawal from Afghanistan. Blinken meet, continue to say the drawback.
"secretary state antony blinken" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"In the pulse. It was a complete shocker that Brexit past. I mean, there's other situations where the polls have been very wrong, more new audio at eight from Republican frontrunner Larry Elder at a Southern California campaign events, saying there are several reasons to recall the governor. Homelessness is up. The average price of a home in California just hit $800,000 150 percent above the national average. He shut down the state while having his own kids enjoy in person, Private education. Larry Elder says businesses are leaving the state due to high taxes and the cost of housing and government regulations. Elsewhere in the news this morning, a hiker has been missing in Yosemite National Park, now for eight days, 31 year old Joel Thomason has been missing has not been seen since Labor Day. Investigators say that he planned on hiking from Hetchy to Lake Eleanor and then back but has not been seen since Wednesday. He was last spotted on the trails near Hetch Hetchy, wearing a yellow and grey backpack and carrying an inflatable red kayak. The Aerospace Museum of California is hosting a stem event for girls this upcoming weekend families and youth organizations with middle and high school aged girls are invited to meet and learn from Sacramento area women role models who will share their journey in the stem fields. Starting at 10 A.m.. At McClelland attendees can connect with a diverse set of women participate in demonstrations and activities. Group. Tickets are $10 for up to six people. For more information, check out the Aerospace Museum of California website time Now, 805. There's time for featured audio clip this our Secretary of State, Antony Blinken testified before Congress about the Biden ministrations plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. Congressional Republicans continue to press the administration for answers for what led up to the disastrous troop withdrawal among those calling for more answers Congressman Andy Barr, Republican Kentucky in an interview posted by the hill, it is our featured audio clip this hour. In my view, this is the most humiliating, disastrous catastrophic. Foreign policy failure of my lifetime, and I think this country is less safe today than we were on September 10th. 2000 and one. So we've got a lot of questions, and we and the American people deserve answers to those questions. One of those questions to this president and to the secretary of state is national security team is Who made the decision to abandon the Bagram airbase before we extracted and evacuated all Americans, all of our allies and our advanced military equipment before actually withdrawing from that country. We want to know a full accounting of the American citizens that have been left behind and why the president On August 19th, in an interview with George Stephanopoulos lied to the American people and committed to keeping U. S troops in place until every American was evacuated. We know that's not true. And we have a lot of other questions as well about how this was so avoidable and the intelligence was apparently either not delivered to the president, or he ignored the intelligence when it was clear that their shift in policy to an unconditional retreat was going to fail. That question about Bagram Airbase is such an important discussion to have that was such a critical move to give that up, and nobody can. Nobody can figure out why that was happened. First of all right Blanket had said, You know, Look, we inherited a deadline. We did not inherit a plan. But they had time to make a plan. Well, that's that's that's your job is to make a plan, right? I mean, you know, no matter what the deadline is, and the deadline was moved, and that's the point who made the plan? And did they communicate? The plan ended? Did President Biden shoot the plan down? Um, the other thing to keep in mind that that was, I thought noteworthy in what we just heard from Congressman had to do with point that was made by Leon Panetta. Mhm, former defense secretary, Democrat leaning Democrat. We wrote on a clip from him yesterday, where he says he believes that the United States of America now Is in greater danger of a potential terrorist attack here Domestically Because of what happened in Afghanistan. You saw Pakistan come roaring back in to help the Taliban get rid of the few Afghans that were fighting still right, Um and yeah, and Isis and Isis K. And Element O p. I mean, I don't know. I mean, there's a lot of groups in there now that they're harboring. So Secretary State Antony Blinken, Um you know, very contentious hearing Yesterday you had a number of Republicans calling for him to resign. This is far from over because there are still a whole host of questions as to how this thing unfolded the way that it did because it made no sense to so many Americans withdrawal plan right? Anyone watching it, especially military people. Folks who are served over there. I mean, they were some of the harshest critics say, What are you guys doing over there? But you? I mean, how many of you have these guys? The ex military saying you gave up Bagram really? I'm cutting yourself to what? Down to one place. One point of exit, right? Ate away at the time here, your top national stories.
"secretary state antony blinken" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Day after he was grilled by lawmakers on afghanistan. secretary state. antony blinken will again take questions today. On capitol hill. npr's michele keleman reports. He'll face senators on the foreign relations committee. A house hearing was testy at times as republicans described the us withdrawal from afghanistan as an unmitigated disaster and a disgrace some called on blink into resign though he points out that the biden administration was following through on ideal trump made with the taliban. We inherited a deadline. We did not inherit a plan. Blinken says the afghan government and armed forces collapsed much sooner than he and others in administration expected. Republicans and democrats are raising concerns about the many americans and afghan allies. Who were left behind. In last month's airlift. Michelle kellerman npr news. Washington voters in california are going to the polls. Today they'll decide whether to recall. Governor gavin newsom for member station k. vcr meghan jamerson reports. Newsome is a democrat in his first term. There are two questions on the recall ballot weather to recall democrat gavin newsom and who to replace him with if a majority of californians vote to recall the office goes to the highest vote getter. That means very blue. California could elect a conservative governor. The field of forty six candidates includes right wing talk show host larry elder former san diego mayor republican kevin falconer and youtube creator kevin path supporters of the recall saying newsom went too far with pandemic restrictions. Newsom is linking the election to national issues like voting rights and abortion for npr news. I'm megan jamerson in los angeles. The federal government will release. Its latest monthly report on inflation today. Npr's scott horsely reports. This will be the consumer price index report for august a couple of things to watch for in today's report First off is the overall rate of inflation is going up or is it leveling off but we'll also looking at what's getting more expensive and what if anything is getting cheaper. You know lumber prices have come down from their peak in the spring we expect to see falling prices for us cars as well in addition because the delta variant people aren't traveling or going out as much so we could see drop in the price of things like rental cars and concert tickets. Npr's scott horsely reporting. This is npr. The kremlin says russian president vladimir putin is going into self-isolation that's because some members of his inner circle have tested positive for the corona virus putin has been inoculated for a few months against cove. Nineteen with the russian vaccine earlier today. He met syrian president. Bashir al assad. Who came on an unannounced visit. The un's humanitarian chief says the ethiopian civil war continues to be brutal for civilians. Npr's ada peralta reports the un ease investigating allegations of human rights abuses and war crimes. The un's commissioner for human rights. Michelle basch said. Investigators have made progress even though they were not able to access oxfam which is the site of an alleged massacre however she says it is clear that this war is having devastating effects on the civilian population civilian suffering is widespread and impunity is pervasive. She says investigators have found gross violations of human rights committed by all parties in this war including gang rape torture and extrajudicial killings by let says the conflict continues to spread and quote risks spilling over to the whole horn of africa it time. Npr news capetown. The white house says that president biden will host a meeting later this month in person with three four and leaders. The leaders of australia japan and india will arrive for talks with the president. The us and these four countries are known as the quad. These countries focus on countering china's influence in the greater pacific region. I'm korva coleman. Npr news from washington..
"secretary state antony blinken" Discussed on 600 WREC
"The show is going to be at the B. J. C. C. Legacy Arena December. 15th and we've got some more tickets to win for T s o tomorrow. In fact, the rest of the week as well. So congratulations, David. And thank you for listening. Joining us now. Ted Harvey. He was a former Colorado state senator. Republican there and also, uh, Chairman of the Committee to defeat President Biden. And welcome in Ted, Thanks so much for being with me. Good morning. Thank you for having me, boy. I tell you, we got ourselves a bit of a mess these days, don't we? Where do we start with this foggy Joe Biden? Why don't we start with what's happening right now? With Secretary State Antony Blinken. I'm the hot seat over the withdrawal from Afghanistan appalling to me that he calls it one of the most successful airlifts in the history. And just says This was just a great effort by the United States and we carried it off so well. And the refugees that are being brought to this country are being fully vetted. No worries here. Nothing to look just move along. Your thoughts on what's happening with the secretary of state and this whole mess with Afghanistan. They're literally looking in the eyes of the American people can lying directly in their face and to Congress. Um, they we all everybody in the world realizes that this was the greatest military disaster in American history. Yet the leadership of this administration from the Secretary of defense to the secretary of state to the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the president, the United States is trying to gaslight every one of us. Us What happened actually didn't happen. Um, the president two weeks before the fall of Kamal said that there is no way that Afghanistan will turn into what happened in Saigon when we were lifting Um, but embassy employees off of the roof of the embassy by helicopter yet that's exactly what happened. And this administration said that the ball would not fall for probably two or three weeks yet. It took two days and we have I don't I will never believe this administration when they say there's only 100 citizens there that can't get out. There's thousands of us citizens there that can't get out and this administration abandoned them literally pulled the military out of country before we got our foreign service officers out of the embassy and out of the country and okay, that was my next question. You know, you're not going to see any reports on the television of the Mass liberal media is not going to talk about who is still left there and you All right. I don't believe it either. To me. It sounds like they just walking away. Spinning it into well, those people that want to, you know, stay there, staying there, and some reduced dual citizenships. Nothing to worry about here. We got everybody out. I don't buy that either. Do do we have any idea how many are still there? And are we doing anything as the United States to still help get those people out? The fact that we have retired, Uh um Special forces officers going in there on their own, Whether it is Army or the seals or whoever and going there and getting people out and the State Department is trying to stop them from doing that. That speaks volumes of the where this administration is, They don't want The truth to come out about what context failures they were and in planning this whole process of pulling out of the country. I think the majority of Americans wanted us to get out of Afghanistan. We should have 10 years ago, but the way this administration did it not only brought shame to Our military and our foreign service officers on the crowd, but it brought shame to our entire country that's going to have lasting reverberating impact for decades to come. Um and you'll you'll have to question why anybody would work side by side with us. In any foreign engagement if they think we're just going to abandon them and leave them, and that's not just for the Afghanis. That's for all of our allies that went in there and helped us that are still there on the ground today, right, Get out. Ted, Let's switch gears. You want to talk about foggy Joe Biden seems more and more now it's happening more frequently when he gets out there and goes ad libbing off the prompter. He just is scattered in his thoughts and can't stay on track and is all over the place and that you saw it The other day, the White House abruptly cut the feed to Biden's briefing on the wildfires with the federal and state officials there. If the White House is White House is pulling the plug. On the president's microphone when he's out and about I mean, this is a clear sign. This guy really doesn't need to be leading the United States of America. Well, there's a reason why you didn't see him at any of the major 9 11 ceremony, um, that they went to New York. But, yeah, he didn't speak. They couldn't trust him to go to a microphone and speak on probably one of the most solemn memorials of of our country, and they had to send out George Bush to go around, essentially speak on behalf of the left. Um, it's a attack. Trump supporters, essentially because the this president can't get up there and speak on one of the most solemn days in our nation's history. Um, it is embarrassing and it is dangerous, and that's one of the main reasons why we are failing everywhere, not just Afghanistan that's failing on our Southern borders. It's failing on our economy. It's failing on uniting our country and moving forward. Um, this president doesn't have the ability to do that. And you know, it really makes you wonder who is in charge of the Democratic Party and running the show here. Clearly, Joe Biden is a prop and expendable, Say with Kamala Harris. Clearly not qualified for the position. She's in, let alone taking over for Biden. If, in fact he does leave when you see the White House press secretary Jen Psaki, admitting during an interview that Biden is often advised by her staff, not to take questions. To me. Could you imagine President Trump being told by his staff not to take questions or discuss anything with reporters or any professionals out there that want to have conversations?.
"secretary state antony blinken" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Out in schools. Not on homelessness. Not in the way he shut down this state to the point where we've only recovered half of our jobs pre pandemic as opposed to two thirds national average that audio courtesy of KBC. If a majority of voters want to do some gone, the candidate with the highest vote total becomes governor. Even if that candidate falls well short of a majority with 46 candidates, the water would get 25% or less. That is a possibility. Secretary State Antony Blinken made his first public appearance before Congress to answer a barrage of questions about the Biden ministrations. Chaotic exit from Afghanistan. House Foreign Affairs Committee ranking Republican Michael McCaul asked Secretary of Lincoln for commitment to evacuating Americans from Afghanistan. Will you guarantee to this committee now? We heard the mercy the Taliban, though, can you guarantee to this committee? That we will get them out. Secretary Blinken defended the thinking behind President Biden's withdrawal 20 years and hundreds of billions of dollars in support. Equipment and training did not suffice. Why would another year? Another five? Another 10? The secretary meets with the Senate Formulations Committee on Tuesday. Bernie Bennett. Washington President Biden Monday pointed wildfires burning through the West to argue for his three to half trillion dollar spending plan. During a briefing at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, the president says fires across the U. S have been devastating 4000 wildfires 5.4 million acres burn, the president added. When we build back, we have to build back better. It's not a Democrat thing. It's not a Republican thing..
"secretary state antony blinken" Discussed on WTOP
"New tonight. The White House just releasing a video message from President Biden on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the horrific September 11th terror attacks, 9 11 generation stepping up to serve and protect in your face of terror. To get those tears too responsible to show everyone seeking to do harm to America that we will hunt you down and we will make you pay. That will never stop today. Tomorrow ever from protecting America. For more, go to w t o p dot com Search September 11th Some other news Tonight D. C. Police are releasing the body worn camera video of a man's shooting by officers last week. Police say they've been investigating a report of someone pointing a long gun at the street on someone, Can you open the door? We just need to talk to you about that officer's body worn camera footage from August 31st shows George Watson, speaking with officers twice slamming the door. And going back into his apartment. Only to re emerge a third time with what looks like a long gun. Seconds later, Sergeant Jonathan Nelson shot Watson five times at the door of his apartment on 14th and the streets, according to a letter from Deputy Mayor for Public Safety. Chris killed Art Watson died at the hospital. Another officer was shot in the hand, apparently by a colleague. Sources say in evidence photo of the gun recovered at the scene is a non lethal air soft rifle, DC police confirm internal affairs has launched an investigation into the incident. Megan Cloherty w T. O P News Secretary Secretary State Antony Blinken is finally met with the U. S diplomats who were victims of mysterious microwave attacks. First reported in Cuba in 2016 w. T o p National security correspondent JJ Green reports. The meeting comes After months of growing frustration. Among those diplomats they had been asking and asking and asking, and nothing was happening. They were getting this line from the State Department. One person called it them trying to control the narrative about this. But in the meantime, The CIA has had a number of its own victims of significant number, and CIA director William Burns has met with each and every one of them individually already. And has done a lot of things to try to help them. They were concerned because none of that's happened for them victims of what's called Havana Syndrome report hearing a sudden noise and intense headaches. Some experience symptoms like dizziness. Months later, still ahead on w T o p The September 11th Commission, the 9 11 Commission set the gold standard for bipartisan investigations. Can anything like that ever be done for January? 6th the capital Insurrection stay with Jared redefines what.
"secretary state antony blinken" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"And yet you're listening. Yeah, The full number is 87797374 to 5. If you would like to call in and chat with me face for radio voice for print. Here we go. I got to play this audio from Jim Sachi, the White House press secretary, who is in an unenviable position at the moment. But is it fair to say you're getting close with this flight and perhaps others to getting every American who wants to leave Afghanistan out of the country? Are you close? That's what we're working toward. Absolutely. And are you close now? We're getting closer or closer closer. Just the tip of the iceberg. I is. They're having trouble here. My friend Josh Hammer has a piece at the New York Post. The headline is what is a hostage, not a hostage when Biden is in charge. Uncle Joe's approval ratings have been cratering of late sitting at 4.2% underwater in the real clear politics polling average. As of this writing, Wait a second. Let's see what it is now. A real clear politics dot com Polling job. Biden job approval. It's Yeah, it's still holding. Uh, negative 4.2%. It's no great secret. Why an epically botched Afghanistan withdrawal that has irreparably irreparably sullied America's already tarnished reputation on the world stage. Directly emboldened our Chinese Communist Party geopolitical arch foe the clowned. Many of our leading government officials revealed the pitfalls of moralistic nation building crusades and more generally been such an extraordinary debacle so as to be an impeachable offense for President Biden the worst aspect Of this sordid affair. Has been the administration's outright deceit on the matter of its single greatest failure, its inability to adequately ensure that all American civilians were properly evacuated before the last U. S. Military plane left Kabul. We're going to stay to get them all out, Biden told ABC News is George Stephanopoulos on August 19th about Americans traded in Afghanistan. We now know that was a monstrous lie. As was made clear this past week horrific reports of the now raining Taliban not permitting stranded Americans to fly out. And if, and it is now a monstrous lie that the administration is clumsily doubling down on clinging to the hope that sufficient gaslighting might persuade Americans not to believe their eyes. The disgraced Secretary state, Antony Blinken had the temerity to assert that he is not aware of anyone being held on an aircraft or any hostage like situation. We got a problem. Stuck in Afghanistan. The Taliban is today say that they will allow them. To leave. Unless they're Afghan green card holders to the United States. Allegedly There have been planes in Afghanistan that have been loaded with American citizens. Ready to leave, and the Taliban has not left the plates department do you know there were actual members of the media? Who said, Well, they're not stopping the people from leaving their just stopping the plates there legitimately I am not BSE you that actually happened. Blue checkmark. American journalists on Twitter in defense of the Body administration, claiming that well, they're not stopping the people from leaving their just stopping the planes from leaving as if the people can get themselves out of Afghanistan without being on the planes. And now you've got Jen Psaki at the White House when asked how close we are to getting people out. We're getting closer every day. We're getting closer. This was as Josh Hammer said a monstrous lie from the administration. This was a situation Where The administration knew They knew it. That they weren't going to be able to fulfill the goal. And they couldn't do it without troops on the ground to help them. In fact, let me play you again. Blinking yesterday, the secretary of state had the audacity to say this without personnel on the ground. We can't verify the accuracy of manifests the identities of passengers, flight plans or aviation security protocols. So this is a challenge. Uh duh. What did you think was going to happen? So now notice this. How little The mainstream media outlets of the world are covering it anymore. So what are they covering? Global warming, climate change abortion. Culture war stuff. Where they think they can hurt the Republicans. That that's what they're doing. And they're doing it by design because they've got to help Joe Biden because if they don't help Joe Biden, the Republicans really good. Take back the Senate. Not just the house, they could make gains of the gubernatorial level. It's all political for them. They don't care about the Americans left behind. Such as Biden, who doesn't here? It's the American media. At this point, they've moved on. You know, Believe it or not, we we, I I should say I I couldn't care less. But the media, CNN's of the world, Even the ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, like they are obsessed with Tucker Carlson's ratings. They are obsessed with the number of people who watch Tucker Carlson. And Fox News in general. And their own ratings. Do you know more Americans still get their news from the ABC Nightly News. Than for many of them. More Americans get their news from From what David Muir on ABC and Lester Holt on on NBC. And whoever this week's anchor is on CBS. They get news from CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. Most Americans watch their local news and then they watch the evening news and then they're done. They've got they've consumed it or or they watch the today show. Good Morning America. CBS this morning. It makes me wonder sometimes what is CBS even have news networks. You know, so Talkers magazine. Which is kind of the Bible of talk radio says that I am now all the 26th most. Listen to host in America. I've got, um, 2.25 million people who are listening to me. My my, my boss in Atlanta told me yesterday, and I'm the number one show in Atlanta. There are more people who will listen to me. In this segment, Then we'll watch a show on CNN. Or MSNBC. Now it doesn't matter to them. They don't care about it because they don't listen to talk radio. I've got a bigger audience than they do, though..
"secretary state antony blinken" Discussed on KCRW
"And I'm Noel King. Good morning around 150. People, including some Americans are leaving Afghanistan as we speak. They're boarding a Qatar Airlines plane, which landed at Kabul's airport today that airport has barely been functioning for the past week or so. NPR's international affairs correspondent Jackie Northam is with us from Islamabad, Pakistan. Hi, Jackie. Kind of. Well, what can you tell us about this flight? Right while the flight arrived in Kabul from Doha earlier today, and it was bringing in humanitarian aid and emergency equipment, and now it's carrying passengers out of Afghanistan. Dozens of people, including Americans and other Westerners, dual nationals Are on the plane. Earlier today Dojo special representative for Afghanistan Mood luck Al Kahtani was in Kabul and he stressed that this was not an evacuation flight up. People were leaving of their own free will as long as they have passports or the proper documentation. And that they all had tickets and boarding passes. But tellingly, al Kahtani said, We want people to think this is normal. Another Qatar plane is due to arrive tomorrow, so this whole thing will be repeated. Okay, So we've got these these two facts We have elk attorney saying We want people to think this is normal. We have the fact that another plane is arriving to mark Does this mean the airport is open? Yes, it does. But you know it was heavily damaged in the days before the U. S pulled out of Afghanistan, and it still doesn't have radar, although there have been domestic flights from Kabul airport. Qatar sent in technicians and engineers last weekend. They said today that the airport is fit for navigation, but no radar. The Qatar flights will be using Pakistani airspace once a leave Afghanistan, so I guess it'll be in very close coordination about getting, you know, safe flight out. Okay. Now there are also flights that have been chartered to evacuate Americans and at risk Afghans from the northern city of Mazar e Sharif. What do we know about how those folks are doing? And is this in fact an evacuation? Well, you know, As far as we know, there are still hundreds of people, including about 100 Americans, who who have been waiting in Mazari Sharif for days now for a charter flight. Now there are domestic flights. Like I said that shuttle between Kabul and Mazar e Sharif. So perhaps some of those people could take one of those fights down to Kabul and then get on one of these Qatar Airways flights that might be An option. I see. Okay? And as you mentioned earlier, this is for these flights out or for Westerners and people who hold valid documents. For some of these Afghans who are at risk. They don't have the right kind of documents. And so I would imagine it's still unclear whether they can get out. Right Secretary State Antony Blinken said this week that the Taliban ensured the US at anybody was proper documentation will be able to leave. But as you indicated, there are a lot of vulnerable Afghans who are at risk who still don't have the proper documentation yet, and it's going to be a real challenge to get these people out. You know, these are often skilled Afghans as well. You know the type of people that you need to run a country. Which is what the Taliban needs now and they really don't want them to leave. The only way they're going to get out is with that documentation. Okay? NPR's international affairs correspondent Chechi Northam in Islamabad. Thank you, Jackie. Yeah, thank you..
"secretary state antony blinken" Discussed on KCRW
"By half a million businesses with a single platform for video, phone chat and conference rooms. Zoom enables real time collaboration no matter where teams are located, zoom how the world connects. It's 607. This is morning edition from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin and I'm Noel King. Good morning around 150. People, including some Americans are leaving Afghanistan as we speak. They're boarding a Qatar Airlines plane, which landed at Kabul's airport airport today that airport has barely been functioning for the past week or so. NPR's international affairs correspondent Jackie Northam is with us from Islamabad, Pakistan. Hi, Jackie. Kind of. Well, what can you tell us about this flight? Right well. The flight arrived in Kabul from Doha earlier today, and it was bringing in humanitarian aid and emergency equipment, and now it's carrying passengers out of Afghanistan. Dozens of people, including Americans and other Westerners, dual nationals Are on the plane earlier today, Doe has special representative for Afghanistan. Mud luck Al Kahtani was in Kabul and he stressed that this was not an evacuation flight that people were leaving of their own free will, as long as they have passports or, you know the proper documentation. And that they all had tickets and boarding passes. But tellingly, al Kahtani said, We want people to think this is normal. So another Qatar plane, right and anyway, another Qatar plane is due to arrive tomorrow. So this whole thing will be repeated. Okay, So we've got these these two facts We have al Kahtani saying. We want people to think this is normal. We have the fact that another plane is arriving to mark Does this mean the airport is open? Yes, it does. But you know it was heavily damaged in the days before the U. S pulled out of Afghanistan, and it still doesn't have radar, although there have been domestic flights from Kabul airport. Qatar sent in technicians and engineers last weekend. They said today that the airport is fit for navigation, but no radar. The Qatar flights will be using Pakistani airspace once they leave Afghanistan, so I guess we'll be in very close coordination about getting, you know, safe flight out. Okay. Now there are also flights that have been chartered to evacuate Americans and at risk Afghans from the northern city of Mazar e Sharif. What do we know about how those folks are doing? And is this in fact an evacuation? Well, you know, As far as we know, there are still hundreds of people, including about 100 Americans, who who have been waiting in Mazari Sharif for days now for a charter flight. Now there are domestic flights. Like I said that shuttle between Qatar and Mazar e Sharif, part of me between Kabul and Mazar e Sharif. So perhaps some of those people could take one of those fights down to Kabul and then get on one of these Qatar Airways flights that might be an option. I see. Okay? And as you mentioned earlier, this is for these flights out for Westerners and people who hold valid documents. Um, For some of these Afghans who are at risk risk, they don't have the right kind of documents. And so I would imagine it's still unclear whether they can get out. Right, You know, UM Secretary State Antony Blinken said this week that the Taliban insured the US that anybody with proper documentation will be able to leave. But as you indicated, there are a lot of vulnerable Afghans who are at risk who still don't have the proper documentation yet, and it's going to be a real challenge to get these people out. You know, these are often skilled Afghans as well. You know the type of people that you need to run a country. Which is what the Taliban needs now and they really don't want them to leave. The only way they're going to get out is with that documentation. Okay? NPR's international affairs correspondent Chechi Northam in Islamabad. Thank you, Jackie. Yeah, thank you. This week, The nation is marking the 20th anniversary of 9 11 after those attacks came the so called war on terror, a two decade long campaign that changed this country. The federal government poured money and resources into protecting the homeland from another terrorist attack. Even as the nature of that threat evolved. NPR justice correspondent Ryan Lucas has more 20 years is a long time. Generation, and it's easy to forget the uncertainty, the fear and the anger that hung over the country in the immediate aftermath of 9 11. As the nation More than nearly 3000 people who were killed The George W. Bush administration frantically tried to find its footing and prevent what many feared would be a second wave of attacks. We had so many vulnerabilities in this country. Richard Clarke was a top counterterrorism official in the Bush White House. He says at the time, they were worried about Al Qaeda, using chemical weapons or radioactive materials or attacking soft targets like intercity trains or subway systems. We had a very long list of things systems that we're vulnerable because no one in the United States had seriously considered security from terrorist attacks. That, of course, quickly changed. Security became paramount. The government built out a massive infrastructure, including the Department of Homeland Security, all in the name of protecting against terrorist attacks. The Bush administration also empower the FBI and its partners at the CIA and the Pentagon to take the fight to Al Qaeda. The military invaded Afghanistan and then Iraq, the CIA hunting down Al Qaeda operatives around the world, many of whom were tortured in secret prisons. On the home front, FBI Director Robert Mueller shifted some 2000 agents to counter terrorism and tried to make the bureau a more intelligence driven organization that prioritized fighting terrorism and preventing the next attack. Chuck Rosenberg served as a top aide to Mueller in those early years. That changes Mueller imposed, he said, amounted to a paradigm shift for the bureau. Mueller, God bless him. Couldn't be all that. Patient about it, either, right? It couldn't happen at a normal pace of a traditional cultural changed how to happened yesterday. It had to happen yesterday because Al Qaeda was still plotting. Overseas terrorists carried out horrific bombings in Bali, Madrid, London and elsewhere. In the US Al Qaeda operative Richard Reid was arrested in December 2000 and one after trying to blow up a transatlantic flight with a shoe bomb. More plots were foiled in the following years, including one targeting the Brooklyn Bridge. In those days. Aaron Zebley was an FBI special agent and core member of the team investigating 9 11. He says that over time, the FBI and its partners got better at unraveling Al Qaeda's plots by pulling together threads of intelligence quickly if you have a little thread that could potentially tell you about a terrorist plot. Not only were we much better integrating the intelligence, but we did it at a pace that was tenfold what we were doing before. But critics warn that the government's new anti terrorism tools cut away at civil liberties. And the American Muslim community felt it was all too often the target of an overzealous FBI. The early days of the Obama administration. The U. S had to a large extent, harden the homeland against 9 11 style plots..
"secretary state antony blinken" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Sleep works. Brian want returns with your KQED news at 6 22 and also at 8 22 the infrastructure bill the congressional lawmakers have been debating on for a while is sweeping so much so that could that it could affect the crypto currency industry industry. Especially for decentralized platforms. KQED Silicon Valley desk explains what this all means. Also, California voters are deciding whether governor of Newsome remains in office. And there are a few ways you can cast your ballot as Election Day approaches. Join us at 6 22 4 more on KQED Public radio Now 67. This is morning edition from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Noel King. Good morning around 150. People, including some Americans are leaving Afghanistan as we speak. They're boarding a cutter Airlines plane, which landed at Kabul's airport airport today. That airport has barely been functioning for the past week or so. NPR's international affairs correspondent Jackie Northam is with us from Islamabad, Pakistan. Hi, Jackie. Kind of. Well, what can you tell us about this flight? Right while the flight arrived in Kabul from Doha earlier today, and it was bringing in humanitarian aid and emergency equipment, and now it's carrying passengers out of Afghanistan. Dozens of people, including Americans and other Westerners, dual nationals Are on the plane. Earlier today Dojo Special representative for Afghanistan Mood luck Al Kahtani was in Kabul and he stressed that this was not an evacuation flight that people were leaving of their own free will. As long as they have passports or, you know the proper documentation and that they all had tickets and boarding passes. But tellingly, al Kahtani said, We want people to think this is normal. Um, so another Qatar plane, right? And anyway, another Qatar plane is due to arrive tomorrow. So this whole thing will be repeated. Okay, So we've got these these two facts We have al Kahtani saying We want people to think this is normal. We have the fact that another plane is arriving tomorrow. Does this mean the airport is open? Yes, it does. But you know it was heavily damaged in the days before the U. S pulled out of Afghanistan, and it still doesn't have radar, although there have been domestic flights from Kabul airport. Qatar sent in technicians and engineers last weekend. They said today that the airport is fit for navigation, but no radar. Um the Qatar flights will be using Pakistani airspace once they leave Afghanistan, so I guess we'll be in very close coordination about getting, you know, safe flight out. Okay. Now there are also flights that have been chartered to evacuate Americans and at risk Afghans from the northern city of Mazar e Sharif. What do we know about how those folks are doing? And is this in fact an evacuation? Well, you know, As far as we know, there are still hundreds of people, including about 100 Americans, who who have been waiting in Mazar e Shareef for days now for a charter flight. Now there are domestic flights. Like I said that shuttle between Qatar and Mazar e Sharif part of me between Kabul and Mazar e Sharif. So perhaps some of those people could take one of those fights down to Kabul and then get on one of these Qatar Airways flights that being an option I see. Okay? And as you mentioned earlier, this is for these flights out for Westerners and people who hold valid documents. Um, For some of these Afghans who are at risk risk, they don't have the right kind of documents. And so I would imagine it's still unclear whether they can get out. Right, You know, UM Secretary State Antony Blinken said this week that the Taliban insured the US that anybody with proper documentation will be able to leave. But as you indicated, there are a lot of vulnerable Afghans who are at risk who still don't have the proper documentation yet, and it's going to be a real challenge to get these people out, you know? These are often skilled Afghans as well. You know the type of people that you need to run a country which is what the Taliban needs now, and they really don't want them to leave. The only way they're going to get out is with that documentation. Okay. NPR's international affairs correspondent Jackie Northam in Islamabad. Thank you, Jackie. Yeah, thank you. This week, The nation is marking the 20th anniversary of 9 11 after those.
"secretary state antony blinken" Discussed on NPR's Story of the Day
"The american war in afghanistan is over just before midnight. Major general chris donohue who commanded the eighty second airborne boarded a c. seventeen aircraft in kabul and with that. Us troops were gone not long. After secretary of state anthony blinken talked about what's next for the. Us and afghanistan. New chapter of america's engagement with afghanistan has begun. It's one in which we will lead with. Diplomacy the military mission is over. A new diplomatic mission has begun with us now are impure national security correspondent greg. Mary and npr international affairs correspondent. Jackie northam who is in islamabad. Today hello t. both high. No jackie. there are still a few hundred americans in afghanistan and there are many afghans who helped the us during the war and two are deeply afraid that the taliban will target them. What is the plan for these people. Well secretary state antony blinken said yesterday at the state department is trying to keep in touch with american still in afghanistan through cell phone and email and that many of them simply could not make it to the airport. You know it was just too dangerous but Helping the afghans who are stranded is a real challenge as well because many are living in fear of retribution by the taliban and travel can be a real problem the only real ways To get out of afghanistan are by air or overland and that's particularly dangerous. The taliban have given assurances that will allow people to leave if they have the right paperwork. But let's see if that actually happens and is there any movement at all at the airport in kabul today. No there is no movement is it is closed. Some militants were seen on the tarmac. And that but that's about it. The taliban said it will reopen it. But there's a lot more to operating an airport than just securing the perimeter as the taliban of done for the past couple of weeks. There's no air traffic control now or anything There have been discussions involving turkey and qatar to help run the airport. Maybe get some charter flights in there. But you know it's not just about getting people out of the airport is also needed to get humanitarian aid and supplies and afghanistan and some of the emergency supplies are now arriving in other cities but not kabul and what's arriving is just really a fraction of what's needed there. Okay so a long road ahead on that front greg. It has been twenty years of us military involvement in afghanistan. And so i guess the big question is what now. Yeah there's a lot of things to look for no well but let's just quickly review this head-spinning month here. We are the last day of august in back on the august first the beginning of this month. The taliban didn't control a single afghan city by august fifteenth. They had the capital and the us had started. Its airlift in shockingly. The us and the taliban were cooperating. Now here we are the last day of the month the. Us has gone from afghanistan. The taliban full control so the short answer is all of the key. Us agencies who've been involved in this the military the cia. the state department will have to quickly take. Catch your breath and then adapt to this new reality. What is the new reality for for both intelligence and end the military so the military led this operation for twenty years but it was just like. They turned off a switch on monday. A general frank. Mackenzie said i'm here. To announce that the mission is over the military stresses they still have this over the horizon capability and we saw that with a couple of drone strikes against isis in the past few days. But i don't think we're going to see very much of that these these drums. The us wants to be out militarily. They have to come a long way from the gulf now. The cia faces similar challenges of operating long distance. But it still needs to keep tabs on afghanistan on a daily basis. It needs to to know if al qaeda and isis or growing our foreign jihadists coming into afghanistan. This is very hard to do without the basis. They had without the afghans who are helping them and what they really don't want is repeat of the nineteen nineties. Where al-qaeda was able to grow unchecked. And so jackie. I think this brings us to a very important point. Which is the taliban are now in charge in name in fact but we don't know yet what their plans are for an actual government of afghanistan. Dewey no we don't and we don't know if a an actual government has been formed or decided yet you know there's been a lot of meetings and that but nothing's been announced. The taliban not known for their transparency. So there's a lot of guesswork going on as to who will be the key figures in the operation and whether it'll be an inclusive government and also most previous how the taliban will run the country you know there are divisions in the taliban with hardliners on one side and relatively moderate taliban on the other whichever branch does rule those no question. There's going to be real challenges ahead for them is really poor country. It depends on western aid. There's drought end. There's covert nineteen as well going through the country. They've got a lot of work ahead of them and some of that work will be solved the. Us's now saying by diplomacy. greg. I wonder how has the. Us diplomatic mission changed as the military's role ends. Well the state department is in the lead now but it's going to be challenging Anthony blinken the secretary of state came out and ticked off several points first of all the. Us embassy operation has been suspended in kabul. It's been moved to qatar. So you're going to be doing things long distance The us will probably maintain some regular contact with the taliban. The us will be deeply involved in deciding whether the international community recognizes the taliban. And what kind of humanitarian assistance and how that gets into afghanistan without going perhaps directly through the taliban npr national security correspondent. Greg mary and npr international affairs correspondent. Jackie northam in islamabad. Thank you to you both my pleasure so much..
"secretary state antony blinken" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"Top headlines business stories moving your world today. President biden will address the nation this afternoon the day after an american c seventeen carried out the final troops from afghanistan marking the formal end to america's longest war as we mentioned last night more than a hundred americans remained in afghanistan and so do tens of thousands of afghans who helped with the us effort secretary state. Antony blinken says the us will continue to try to help them escape. We worked intensely to evacuate and relocate. Afghans who were too long science and art particular risk reprisals. We've gotten many out but many are still there. We will keep working to help. Our commitment to them has no deadline. We will have more throughout the day on wsj.com. A wildfire in northern california has grown by twenty five thousand acres in twenty four hours residents of the city of south lake. Tahoe have been ordered to evacuate the kaldor fires sparked more than two weeks ago. Dry conditions wind and the terrain have made it difficult to contain a wave of covert infections in china and the restrictions used to prevent the spread have hit the country service industry. New data show china's service sector contracted for the first time since february twenty twenty among the areas to take hit our air transport catering and entertainment and would be homebuyers buyers. Who couldn't close the deal are finding little respite in the rental market. Rents for single family. Homes have jumped thirteen percent from the beginning of the year through july. It's the highest annual increase in the past five years as tracked by real estate data company already matrix.
"secretary state antony blinken" Discussed on John and Ken on Demand
"And boats came by pants. Exporting live everywhere the iheartradio app guy forget. The kfi news is all over the fires out there in san bernardino county battle creek and fontana area could burning for a few hours now and resulted into. Apparently some homes. Going down people evacuated. Keep you up to date on all of that just about an hour and a half ago. The state department put out a security alert hashtag afghanistan due to threats outside the kabul airport. Us citizens should avoid travelling to the airport and avoid airport gates unless you receive instructions to do so and those who are at they call it. the aggregate. The eastgate of the northgate should leave immediately. Apparently there are terrorist threats that they're concerned because if the bad guys know that the americans are trying to make their way to the airport that's where they're gonna go to kill them and by the way we're pulling out six days so if you don't get to the airport six days We're you're gonna leave you behind but don't go to the airport because the terrorists kill you. There were reports that isis k. Thanks joe try and launch an attack also by warned yesterday that isis k. might be attempting to target departing jets. Now what we've learned about isis k big. I hear about this still by mentioned them yesterday. Their local branch the case stands for chorus san. Which is a historic region. Remember isis basically wanted to just take back territories no matter what countries they belong in now because historically they belong to the people in the religion. Yeah so this is a region that covers parts of pakistan afghanistan along parts of central asia and They were a presence in afghanistan but yeah no friends of the taliban taliban to be too liberal. Yeah yeah bunch of bunch of left-winger progressives but they're like they're like san francisco people those those talibans actually. There's an overlap between the taliban san francisco crab but The headline in the daily mail's that they slaughtered patients in their hospital beds. They've bombed girls schools The trump made a deal which biden has carried through but he botched the execution and part of it was that we were gonna help the taliban try to wipe out isis k. So we had joined together with the taliban against the common enemy. So isis k now is looking for revenge and they'd like to kill the americans who are trying to get to the airport and they want to make mischief as the taliban tries to take over the country. That's what it is. Yeah so it's a it's a it's a really convoluted area. There which is why we just shouldn't be in these places it's impossible to sort out at and yeah they're they're they're They're going to go. There was this brief period the last twenty years where we we tried to build democracies. We were building schools. We were we were trying to preach inclusiveness and get women to have rights and be represented and outspoken. All go to hell. That's going to go back to the way it was in the nineteen nineties and the women are going to be forced to be covered up from head to toe and they could look the little slit burqa and they won't be allowed to work. They won't be allowed Any education they'll be raped and brutalized and killed and All this will be for nothing. Trillion dollars two trillion dollars an unbelievable idiocy over four presidencies in twenty years and maybe trillions of dollars in impossible to imagine a worse managed war in our history. Just it's overwhelming and now we got this boob and everybody knows he's incompetent he senile They cut off his microphone today after he made some statement that nobody particularly believes anyway. What a terrible disaster. We have this audio. Apparently outside the british embassy in afghanistan people gathered to chant that among the chance. Were basically go to help biden. But so we get this audio from tv which is a new source out of the uk. You did this. You plan this. You made the deal. With all of this is the consequences of the mr biden l. Calculation you against trump. now we are against you good to hold by go to hell biden hold by view from an afghan man. The report today for the man that runs the state department. The secretary state antony blinken is that there are fifteen hundred americans but we do not know the number of afghans that need to be evacuated in fact a lot of stories day are popping up about just how many refugees that we're gonna take in but the first problem is getting them out. Well those are the kind of refugees we should take in that. Nobody knows that number. They help us help the a fight a war for twenty years. What are they gonna card or some special. Id that they were helpers to the americans in the afghan government that they have been they're supposed to have a special Called an si special immigrant visa visa. Yeah and that's what you're you're flashing to get on the plane if you've got approved if you know you got all the paperwork together right and you know they. They think they could be hundreds or thousand people who have never contacted the us officials due to get on a plane and they don't know if these people want to stay or don't realize the seriousness of this But because they. I heard today. They did three helicopter. Rescues of americans who were living outside the kabul circle reich is the military's there just to protect a ring around the kabul airport and They tried three times and succeeded in rescuing people beyond the ring but there are other people who were many miles away and a state. Department spokesman said clearly. We can't get you. I want everybody to understand that way. It too dangerous for us to send helicopters or any other kind of rescue Beyond the ring of the airport. If it's really close to the ring we can try but otherwise no i. I don't know how many of those people are out there and what's going to become them. The secretary of state anthony blanket also apparently said today that some of the americans that are supposed to be an afghanistan never registered so. They're having a tough time finding them even being sure there there. He also said they should've gotten out earlier with sounds a bit cold harsh but that's probably true they were they were comparing it to people who Don't he'd hurricane warnings and next thing you know they're town is flooded and they're standing on the roof of their house Waiting for a fire. Rescue right Somebody to hoist you off the roof and these people maybe just didn't believe that it really was gonna go to hell not not not everybody. has great judgment in life. They always have their reasons. Sometimes you have terrible consequences to actually august twenty six thirty over there. So we're down to dislike five days before we're gonna pull our troops outta there supposedly and if we don't then we have to see if the taliban tries to create havoc because they want us out on the date going back to the beginning it's like they're telling people don't go to the airport because isis k. Wants to blow things up so you know. Hey there's a deadline on rescue here but don't go to the airport for the rescue. Maybe isis k. In the taliban just kill each other well that's probably what they're gonna do as soon as we're completely out it'll be another another civil war. I we got more coming up. John and ken. Kfi.
"secretary state antony blinken" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Think the official motto for this year's olympics is united by emotion and the unofficial motto is. As of right. Now we're still doing. The olympics kickoff in japan amid the grueling marathon race against cova back here at home cases are surging and it doesn't get much clearer. Then this what is it going to take to get people to get shots. And i don't know you tell me folks to have common sense. But it's time for the start blaming the unvaccinated folks not the regular folks style unvaccinated folks letting the stain leader state. Don't you think it's your responsibility to try and help get this situation. I've done all. I know how to do. Get encourage you to do something. But i can't make you take care of yourself. Wow that is remarkable. Governors are furious. Hospitals are overwhelmed. The economy shaky union americans are still refusing a life saving tool for the rest of the world desperately wants also secretary state. Antony blinken is our guest this morning. We'll talk about the global fight against coded the war in afghanistan and the cry for freedom in cuba. We have a lot to cover on this friday july. Twenty third and willie. We'll start with this. How about those yanks. They're so great they anglesey's love them. Why would you do that. Why would you do it. Sounds like joe's been telling you what to say. We're going to skip the yankee game last night. It's too painful and too much else to get to as you heard from alabama's governor there governor. Kay ivey the republican there. Also the republican senators in that state coming out very publicly imploring the people of alabama to get the vaccine frustration is mounting over the unvaccinated in a moment kelly o'donnell reports from the white house on the new pressure the biden administrations facing over mask protocols but first. Nbc news national correspondent. Miguel almaguer has more on the spike. In new infections and hospitalizations paintin a grim picture of the new reality inside some hospitals. The numbers from the cdc reflect our nation slowly back towards crisis as we surpass fifty thousand infections. Day new cases hospitalizations even daily deaths are spiking again is one of the most infectious respiratory viruses. And i've seen in my career struggling to contain the delta variant florida texas and missouri three states with lower vaccination rates now account for forty percent of the nation's new cases one kansas hospital turning away patients as they struggled to manage their own case low. We're kind of at a tipping point where we're past the tipping point. We're in trouble meantime. In los angeles county construction teams are back at providence. Saint joseph's medical center expanding they're just shuttered. Covert ward in the nation's former cova capital new infections have increased nearly two thousand percent or talking about reopening kovin wars and. All these beds in the hallways is that disheartening to see. It's it's it's really really hard nurse. Manager chris. rice says with vaccinations. His team is on the front of a battle. They don't need to be on any more. Just feels like we're going backwards. And i know that me a lot of other people here are just. We are feeling very discouraged very disheartened very in some cases a little bit angry as the cdc heard evidence today on breakthrough infections and discuss possible boosters for those with compromised immune systems. There is some progress in hard. Hit states where more americans are choosing to get vaccinated. Mia vineyard watched her husband. Brad lose his battle to cove it through a glass wall after they both became. In fact in i wish we would have gotten vaccinated. I mean one simple shot had ever been at all this regret and loss as more families face dark days ahead the delta variant mask debate president biden says he has talked to his covert experts about mass rules for vaccinated americans. But so far. No changes planned..
He said, Xi said: America-China ructions
"Japan's prime minister suge yoshi. He visits the white house this week. One subject will dominate discussions china. Tensions between america and china have been building last week. America accused chinese officials of committing genocide and crimes against humanity in the province of seen john. The mistreatment of its muslim leaguer minority had already been the basis for internationally coordinated sanctions on chinese officials to which china's swiftly responded with its own sanctions on american officials at all a hostile meeting of the two sides last month. The first under the biden some had hoped the relationship would become less heated and confrontational than had become during donald. Trump's presidency instead. It seems only to be deteriorating. I'd say that the us china have gotten off to a pretty rough start under the administration. Gotti epstein are china affairs editor in their public remarks. Everyone from joe biden himself on down. I've tried to make clear that there's not going to be a new page turned in. Us china relations. They have an overall goal to become the leading country in the world the wealthiest country in the world the most powerful country in the world. It's not going to happen on my watch. We saw that play out last month. In alaska in the first high level face to face talks between the us and china secretary state. Antony blinken opened the meeting with china's top diplomat young by referring to concerns over a number of china's domestic and foreign actions including in xinjiang hong kong taiwan cyber attacks on the united states economic coercion toward our allies industry. Young gave a forceful response by the taylor. One million of winning mcquaid susil cheapen wage all basically told the us who are they to lecture china.