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Fresh update on "soleimani" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"It's four 11 is WTO P news. Where'd this Maureen that author, selman roasting was attacked this week as he was preparing to give a lecture in western New York State on Friday. In the meantime, former national security adviser John Bolton, who we learned this week as the target apparently of an Iranian government assassination plot, he is this week warning other top former U.S. government officials to watch their backs. This morning WTO fee national security correspondent JJ green with more. They are going after an unknown number of former U.S. government officials. Former national security adviser John Bolton says it has to do with the assassination of general kaseem Soleimani and it's not a short list. Any kind of operation involving something like what happened to suleimani isn't done by a few people and it isn't done in a couple days time. They said it was a complex time consuming operation, but Iran's revenge won't play out that way. The Iranians don't have that kind of concern, I think that's why so many people may be vulnerable. He says, this puts a real burden on the U.S. government, which is trying to protect all of these people who may be in danger. And that list of people may be in the dozens. JJ, we have Bolton, we had Pompeo. We have Salman Rushdie, why are we seeing this surge in attempts from within Iran to attack and maybe even kill westerners, particularly here in the U.S.? While it may seem like a surge Sean, it may not be it certainly is being taken a lot more seriously than in the past because so many cases have come to light almost at the same time last week there was maci alinja and Iranian woman and activist man was arrested outside of her house with an assault rifle. She's been a vocal critic of the Iranian regime. This case with Bolton, the case with former Secretary of State Pompeo, Pompeo has unprecedented protection for former Secretary of State similar to that of a sitting president. There's another national security adviser who is in a bullseye. We hear. But we're also seeing this now because it seems as though Iran is doubling down, feeling emboldened, not clear why. They've been very clumsy in the past with these attempts. They tried to blow up essentially the cafe Milano restaurant on Wisconsin avenue just in Georgetown, but they were very clumsy about that. And they've been clumsy and other situations where they've tried to do this kind of thing. It's not clear why they're doing
Iranian man charged in John Bolton assassination plot
"In Iranian operative has been charged in a plot to murder John Bolton I'm Lisa dwyer with the latest the Justice Department says that an Iranian operative was offering $300,000 to eliminate former U.S. national security adviser John Bolton assistant attorney general for the FBI's national security division Matt Olson says This assassination plot was undertaken and apparent retaliation for the January 2020 killing of Qasem Soleimani Identified by U.S. officials as a member of the Iran's revolutionary guard is currently wanted by the FBI on charges related to the murder for hire plot Olsen says This was not an idle threat And this is not the first time we uncovered brazen acts by
Fresh update on "soleimani" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Iran to intimidate American citizens who have viewpoints that are critical of the government of Iran. And it's unsettling because if you look at all the other events where Americans or people living in the U.S. were threatened, that's all that happened. The threat, the attack on rushdie made it all real. JJ, how many other Americans have been targeted by Iran? Why is this a great concern right now? Just after Soleimani and muhandis were killed in that drone strike in Iraq, Iran issued arrest warrants for dozens of Americans. It takes a lot more than two or three people to pull off an assassination like that. It takes time, thought and a significant number of people. Iran has been trying to get at all of them. Plus, they've been trying to get back at the U.S. and people in the U.S. for other grievances they've had over time. We don't know the exact number of people, but it could be dozens and talking with Bolton, all of these people should consider
U.S. Drone Strike in Kabul Kills Ayman Al-Zawahri
"Let's bring in syndicated radio host Hugh Hewitt, Hugh you follow this a lot. This is a big, big deal, and a big get for the U.S. and frankly, for President Biden. Oh, it is. Brad, it's a huge compliment to President Biden for seeing it through. It's also a compliment to the American intelligence community and the military, which never gives up on a target. This is the 6th of 6th that they've gone after. Saddam and Zak Kali was killed under president Bush, the American military got those two in the intelligence community. President Obama, of course, famously getting bin Laden, president Trump going after him getting Al Baghdadi of ISIS and Soleimani of Iran and now Joe Biden the American military and intelligence community getting zawa here. He's always in many respects. The closure that a lot of people have been looking for. He was behind the bombing of the African embassies back in 1998 under president Clinton, and if anyone has read Lawrence writes the looming tower, they'll know. He's a malign. A malignant figure who has had smart is perhaps been Latin was not detail oriented. He was not much of a charismatic leader, but he was relentless and all hats and all honored to the American military, the intelligence committee of President Biden broke in the strike. You know,
Bill O'Reilly: Iran Is Funding a Terrorist Army
"And what about Iran Iran's role in so much of this And again that was another reason why these people talk to me because they want Americans to know how evil the Mueller is really are So in every part of the Middle East and in Africa agents from Iran who were under the control of Soleimani before we vaporized him with a missile fired from a drone and we walked you through that minute by minute But in every part of the Middle East and Africa Iran is funding an arming these horrible terrorists who murder and torture behead innocent people And yet there's no reportage because reporters aren't on the scene People don't know what's happening And everything that does happen is put in a class of 5 files So I'll give you a good vivid example There is right this minute campaigns in Africa involving U.S. special forces on the ground Who are fighting with ISIS and Boko Haram And we depict one firefight that's harrowing And a number of Americans were killed but nobody will ever know that unless they read killing The Killers
Bill O'Reilly Previews New 'Killing the Killers' Book
"You got another killer book here In other words another top book And it is a really compelling book killing The Killers the secret war against terrorists And what really pulls men with this book is your sources You have a lot of I mean serious source material in this book Tell us about this Top of the pops this is the best reporting I've ever done somehow I managed to convince national security advisers from Bush the younger all the way through Trump To tell me what happened in the track downs and assassinations of the top terror leaders all over the world So we begin we've been lied and I put you right in the compound at a bottom Pakistan And it's a minute by minute What happened there Then we go to Baghdad one of the most evil heinous individuals ever to walk a planet What he did to Kayla Mueller the 26 year old Arizona humanitarian worker raped and had her murdered and then we go to Soleimani almost as bad as Baghdadi We've got vaporized And the national security advisers trusted me enough to tell me exactly what happened What is in the classified files Now there isn't anything to book that hurts America There's some controversial stuff about coercion interrogation which we would not have found Al Baghdadi without that As you know that it's against the law for Americans to do that to captured suspects to rough them up but we contract it out So there's a lot in this book killing The Killers that Americans have no idea about but all the national security advisers said Mark to me we want the American people to know what is being done in their
The Putin Apologists Hiding Behind an 'America First' Sticker
"When you listen to them and they claim they're for America first and they're against the Republican establishment The problem is they're for the Russian establishment Should be opposed to both We don't have American soldiers there They're Russian soldiers there in a country where they shouldn't be It almost sounds like they're concerned It's in so much for American soldiers getting wounded They're not there It's for Russian soldiers getting wounded and killed And that America provoked the whole damn thing I mean after all according to Rand Paul so many of these countries were part of Russia in the 1920s Wow No wonder the guy can never support Israel Israel didn't have his independence to the 1940s Wow we're looking at the 1920s Why look at the 1920s Look at the 1820s Look at the 1720s How about we look 3500 years ago At your Diane Samara Oh no we can't do that These are the kind of jackass arguments they have to make They're not worried about American soldiers There's no American soldiers They're nobody's promoting that idea Even a couple knuckleheads who did a pull back Like this guy senator Coons from Delaware He humiliated himself but you don't even hear that from Lindsey Graham So that's a false argument So what is it that they're concerned about Killing Russian soldiers Upsetting Putin But don't worry they're not Putin support American first Checking out Soleimani They oppose that too Very provocative you know Why do we care Let's Soleimani do whatever he wants to
Johnnie Moore on the Looming, Disastrous Iranian Nuclear Deal 2.0
"Johnny, thank you for joining us. So you're kind of an expert on international religious freedom. And you also have been following what's happening in Vienna right now with the Iran deal where the Russians are kind of like the intermediaries. Is that right? Yeah, I don't think Americans really realize what's going on in Vienna. I mean, stop to think that while all of this is happening in Ukraine, the deputy foreign minister of Russia has been negotiating what they say is going back into the run deal. It's actually a whole different deal altogether. But it's not even a negotiation, Charlie. The Americans haven't even met with Iranians. They meet with the Russians, the Russians go talk to the Chinese and the Iranians. They go back to the Americas. They tell the Americans back and forth. It's a gigantic charade. It's a disaster, people don't really realize how catastrophic this is. So the first Iran deal was really bad. They said it, the way that the Obama regime spend it spun it, whatever. Was that they were saying that this prevented Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, but we know that wasn't true. Trump canceled it. What is this deal? Yeah, and what the Biden administration said, because by the way, the deal wouldn't have even gotten a vote in the Democrat controlled Congress. It was so unpopular. So in order to get this moving, President Biden said, well, look, we'll go into the old deal and then we'll have a longer, stronger deal. Congress Democrat control Congress didn't even believe the president. So in the last year, they passed a bill that requires that the negotiating teams submit what they're talking about to Congress. Biden's ignoring all of it. The White House is ignoring all those whatever they want. Yeah, and what we understand about this deal is that it relieves they've been relieving a lot of sanctions on Iran, but they basically really the rest of them. They take sanctions off of all these terrorists, including the people responsible for the bombing and the Jewish community, 30 years ago in Argentina. They actually may even take the revolutionary guard off the terrorist list. The IRG, right? That was led by Soleimani. And so what will happen? If this deal passes, we're going to see more terrorism from Iran. We will see Iran kidnap more Americans. We're going to see the Middle East at the first moment where we actually have peace in a generation inflamed again with Iranian
Kash Patel: 'We're Seeing the Politicization of the National Security Apparatus of the U.S.'
"Our government in a variety of different roles. You were a partner with Devin Nunes in uncovering and masking. And later, I want to ask you about our friend Durham and how that entire project is progressing in your opinion. But I just want to ask you kind of more broadly, can you talk about the threats that the United States security state, the whole security apparatus poses against either conservative Americans or Christian Americans or what would be considered disagreeable political opinions and tie that together with what you uncovered in the Russia investigation with Donald Trump and how they entrap Donald Trump and they use the fisa court surveillance. Talk a little bit about that. Yeah, that's a great question. Look, it's all interconnected as you were alluding to right there. Basically, the sum and substance is what we are seeing as the politicization of the national security apparatus in the United States. The one apparatus that is supposed to be a political. The one apparatus from Donald Trump came in and said to me, when I was running his counter terrorism programs or was his deputy director of national intelligence or later over at DoD, was this is what we're doing. We're going to end the forever wars. We're going to wipe out Al-Qaeda senior leadership. We're going to kill the emirs of ISIS. Take out Soleimani, return American hostages, seal our southern border, prohibit Chinese fentanyl and opioids from pouring in and killing our youth. These are things that are apolitical and that you would think all Americans would want especially Americans who have children would want for their youth. And when Donald Trump got elected, that narrative got blown up. And it started with the Russia gate narrative, which I was fortunate enough to be the chief investigator on for chairman Nunes who wrote the Nunes memo. We wrote a report. We basically showed the largest criminal enterprise perpetuated by the Democratic Party and the Hillary Clinton campaign and intentionally faulty actors and Andrew mccabe and James Comey and clapper over in the FBI and IC to go to an intelligence court and say lying to an intelligence court just to surveil their opponent because they didn't like the guy. That trend,
Sec. Austin Says , They Will Not Publishe Red Lines
"I listened with great interest to Brett bear's interview of Lloyd Austin at the Reagan forum on Saturday. Brett asked the Secretary of Defense, China's doing stuff in space attacking our satellites. We have a red line in space and the Secretary of Defense responded dust, cut 13. Always found that it's never a good idea to publish red lines. Stop right there. I would say that what's that mean to you? First of all, I think the word publish is important. It doesn't mean the same as set. It means the difference between making a threat privately versus making your threat publicly. So look, I can't say what the administration has done privately that I don't know about. But I think the biggest factor in all this red line stuff is whether the target of the red line believes the United States will actually follow up will actually do it. And I'm not sure that either China or Russia should believe that Joe Biden will actually do what he says. I mean, if you make a threat to somebody, you have to be prepared to follow up on it. Now, with Trump, when Donald Trump did something like killing Soleimani, the Iranian leader. I mean, I think everybody in the world went. Wow. He'll do something. And that, that increases the power of a threat, exponentially. If you've done something. So I don't think Biden has that right now.
Mark Levin Rewinds the Clock on 'Fox & Friends'
"So I'm thinking to myself if we could rewind the clock and have 2500 noncombatants. And backed up by six or 7000 NATO troops and have our base back. With all this horrific Activity that's going on in Afghanistan. Would we do it? We sure as hell would do it. That's number one number two. Southern border is still wide open. We're in a more dangerous position. We were then on 9 11. We now have State nation state enemies like China, Russia, Iran working with terrorist organizations. That's the new access of the enemy. This is prior to 9 11. We didn't even have that We have that now and the Southern borders still wide open. Our border patrols overwhelmed Isis undermine We should be securing that border immediately immediately, so we're not hit again. We are overwhelmed down there. That's number two. Number three. The idea that Donald Trump would just do what Joe Biden did is a lie. It's a damnable lie, and I'll give you some quick examples. Number one. We still have troops in Iraq. We still have troops in Syria. Why? Because Donald Trump is not an idiot lot. He's a practical man. He's a principled man, and he decided I'll take most of the troops out of Iraq. But I can't take all of them. I'll take most of the troops out of Syria, but I can't take all of them and he didn't And so he looks at what's going on on the ground. He makes decisions based on that. You heard what Kellogg had to say about their plan was nothing like defying debt. Everybody get out military first. That wasn't the plan of the of the Trump administration. Trump took out Soleimani. When around hit us in Iraq. He took out the head of Isis. He destroyed Isis and the caliphate. When Syria he wanted nothing to do with Syria was gassing its own people. Twice. He hit them twice. The idea that Donald Trump is anything like Joe Biden is a disgusting effort by Joe Biden not to take responsibility for what he has
Ibrahim Raisi Wins Election as Iran's President as Nuclear Deal Talks Resume
"The election of hardline presidential candidate ibrahim racy this weekend. Big questions now about what it means. For relations of the united states and a possible deal to rein in iran's nuclear program were to take those questions of president biden's national security advisor jake sullivan first. Let's check in with martha raddatz in tehran. Good morning martha good morning george. Nuclear talks are resuming today before they take pause as iran prepares for more conservative president overnight celebration in iran as a new president is officially announced. The ultra conservative racy the favourite of iran's supreme leader i a- tola ali khamenei. There had been a vigorous get out the vote. Campaign with posters depicting the severed hand of military leader qassem soleimani killed in the us drone strike last year urging voters to do it for him but fewer than fifty percent cast ballots. The lowest turnout in the history of presidential elections after the nineteen seventy nine islamic revolution. Many staying home believing the election was rigged. You did not vote dinah. Why not betting kit. If i had both that they wouldn't have counted my book but ryan. Uc's supporters believe he could help rebuild iran's devastated economy. You voted for racy because you think he can help. The economy is your yes. I believe because he has the experience in the judiciary. I'm sure he knows the ways to make things better. The economy crippled in part by heavy sanctions imposed by the us. When former president trump pulled out of the nuclear deal rice. He has voiced support for reviving that deal but it could be more difficult for president biden to get a tougher or lengthier deal from the hardline. Cleric the trump administration also personally sanctioned for human rights abuses sanctions that have not yet been lifted.
Iranian Hard-Liner Ebrahim Raisi Wins Presidential Election Vote
"After the election of hardline presidential candidate ibrahim racy this weekend. Big questions now about what it means. For relations of the united states and a possible deal to rein in iran's nuclear program were to take those questions of president biden's national security advisor jake sullivan first. Let's check in with martha raddatz in tehran. Good morning martha good morning george. Nuclear talks are resuming today before they take pause as iran prepares for more conservative president overnight celebration in iran as a new president is officially announced. The ultra conservative racy the favourite of iran's supreme leader i a- tola ali khamenei. There had been a vigorous get out the vote. Campaign with posters depicting the severed hand of military leader qassem soleimani killed in the us drone strike last year urging voters to do it for him but fewer than fifty percent cast ballots. The lowest turnout in the history of presidential elections after the nineteen seventy nine islamic revolution. Many staying home believing the election was rigged. You did not vote dinah. Why not betting kit. If i had both that they wouldn't have counted my book but ryan. Uc's supporters believe he could help rebuild iran's devastated economy. You voted for racy because you think he can help. The economy is your yes. I believe because he has the experience in the judiciary. I'm sure he knows the ways to make things better. The economy crippled in part by heavy sanctions imposed by the us. When former president trump pulled out of the nuclear deal rice. He has voiced support for reviving that deal but it could be more difficult for president biden to get a tougher or lengthier deal from the hardline. Cleric the trump administration also personally sanctioned for human rights abuses sanctions that have not yet been lifted.
Iran’s Foreign Minister, in Leaked Tape, Says Revolutionary Guards Set Policies
"Foreign minister, Javad Zarif, has been recorded, saying the country's foreign policy is too subservient to the needs of the revolutionary Guards. In a tape obtained by the BBC, Mr Zarif says that the late commander General Qasem Solomon, E, in effect brought Iran into the Syrian war to help Russia. Kazran Naji reports. The tape contains some incredible revelations from a normally very guarded foreign minister in it. Mrs. Arif maintains that diplomacy and Iran's foreign policy have always been subservient to the needs of Iran's military interventions abroad. Dimensions, General Qasem Soleimani, he says the general often went to see him with requirements, he says. General Soleimani, in effect took Iran into the war in Syria because Russia's president Putin wanted Iran to compliment Russia's air force by becoming its force on the ground.
Iraq issues arrest warrant for Trump over drone strike assassination
"Says an arrest warrant has been issued against President Trump for the killings of an Iranian general and a powerful Iraqi military militia leader last year. The warrant was issued by judge in Baghdad's investigative court. Past with probing the Washington director drone strike that killed General Cousin to my money and Abou Matty and my hand is they were killed outside the capital's airport last January. Mohandes was a deputy leader of the state sanctioned popular Mobilization Forces on umbrella group composed of an array of militias, including Iran backed groups formed to fight Islamic state Group. Soleimani headed. The expedition cuts forced off Iran's Revolutionary Guard corpse. I'm
Iraq issues arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani killing
"Iraq's judiciary says an arrest warrant has been issued for outgoing president Donald Trump in connection with the killing of an Iranian general and the powerful Iraqi militia leader last year the warrant was issued by judging by that's investigative court tossed with probing the Washington directed drone strike that killed the general Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al Muhandis they were killed outside the capital's airport loss January of my hand this was a deputy leader of the state sanctioned popular mobilization forces an umbrella group composed of an array of militias including Iran backed groups formed to fight the Islamic state group soleil money headed the expedition cubs force of Iran's revolutionary guard corps I'm in Zaria shockingly
U.S. keeping aircraft carrier in Persian Gulf, after all
"S s aircraft carrier Nimitz to stay in the Mideast amid threats from Iran. In announcing the abrupt reversal to keep the carrier in the Middle East, Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller cited recent Iranian threats against President Trump. U S officials pointed to threatening. Comments from top Iranian officials made is depending on initially announced that the Nimitz was headed home. The threats to gun added significance on the one year anniversary of the death of top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani by U. S airstrike. Regardless, US officials described the decision to keep the Nimitz in the region as surprising and very sudden, We Martinez ABC NEWS
Iran general warns US: Military ready to respond to pressure
"As the days of president trump's administration begin to wane tensions between Tehran and Washington remain high the top commander of Iran's notorious paramilitary god has said that his country was fully prepared to respond to any U. S. military pressure general Hossein salami speak at the ceremony at Tehran university commemorating the upcoming one year anniversary of the killing of revolutionary guard general Qassem Soleimani by U. S. forces today we have no problem consent I don't retention tool in countering any palace we will give a final words want enemies on the battlefield without mentioning the U. S. directly at the time Iran retaliated by launching a ballistic missile strike on a military base in Iraq the cool spring concussion injuries to about one hundred U. S. troops likewise the head of Iran's judiciary and Brahim racy said all those who had a role in Sunday money's killing will not be able to escape law and justice even if they were U. S. president I'm Karen Thomas
Iran general warns US: Military ready to respond to pressure
"In Iran that even today vowed to avenge the death of the country's top military general Qasem Soleimani, was taken out by U. S airstrikes almost one year ago. Kiran tells the UN's nuclear watchdog. It intends to enrich uranium up to 20% purity. Ah, level it reached before the 2015 nuclear deal, which was scrapped by the Trump
Iran vows 'hit' on all involved in US killing of top general
"Becoming the hardest hit country. Threatening revenge for a U. S remote controlled killing. ABC is Lama Hassan, the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard is threatening to target anyone who had a role in the killing of top General Qasem Soleimani, the chief saying. Quote Our Revenge for martyrdom of our great general is obvious. Serious and riel. Soleimani was killed in a U. S drone strike in
"soleimani" Discussed on What A Day
"We're just a couple of weeks into two thousand twenty and the news is already moving at a break neck speed. We have Iran. We have impeachment. We have earthquakes. We have international plane. Crashes like we just discussed and we have one story that is flying underneath the radar empowered by President Trump's executive order that grants local governments veto power over refugee resettlement settlement. Texas governor. Greg Abbott is now barring new refugees from settling in Texas. That makes him the first governor to make use of trump's executive order so so this is an extension of the trump administration's crackdown on legal immigration. A hallmark of the trump administration's actions the United States is now accepting only eighteen thousand refugees as a year which is the lowest level since the program began for decades ago. Can you give a little bit more background here. Though on what refugee resettlement looks like in Texas and how we think it would change now. Yeah so just WanNa start the implications of this news new decision They're not great Texas has led the way since two thousand ten in total number of refugees taken then so without their help. The onus is going to be on other states to take in more refugees and since the majority of these refugees coming in through the southern border. It's likely that they'd be relocated to other southern states. None of which have the resources that Texas has With that in mind refusing refugees isn't just forcing them to find homes elsewhere. It also also keeps refugees at a heightened risk for human trafficking and that's according to the UNHCR that's the UN's refugee agency and it should be reiterated. Refugees are not so easily entwined in the legal immigration debate refugees apply for status and must a rigorous standard to be even considered a refugee. They have to have been forced to flee leader country because of persecution or violence and they have to have well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race religion nationality political opinion or membership in a particular social group so it does just seem especially callous to reject these individuals who've already lost everything. Yeah I mean people should be going out of their way to help them and this isn't the first time that Governor Abbott has posed settling refugees in Texas in two thousand fifteen. He actually sued the Obama Administration to stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees. In the state. Yeah I mean boasting about how many refugees you've taken in. Since the end of two thousand ten when you tried to see your way out of helping is very real choice. And that's exactly what Abbott did when he wrote to the trump administration with refugee to write in that lawsuit he cited security concerns. Fear that people with ties to terrorist groups. Were exploiting the refugee program will. The lawsuit was unsuccessful in court. Do you WanNa talk about why sure in the plainest terms. Those fears are entirely unfounded. No no refuge. Terrorists has killed a single person in a terrorist attack on. US soil since nineteen seventy six from nineteen seventy five through the end of two thousand fifteen the annual chance of being murdered on US soil in a terrorist attack committed by refugee was a miniscule one in three point six four billion per year to put that in context. There's a one eight million chance that I would be murdered by a shark in America this year and the beaches still super-popular can't be there right now we are basically at the beach Yes so maybe. Abbott should've spent his time on a real risk. And you know sued to outlaw sharks instead. I duNNo. Draw seven this time. It's dolphins well. According to leaders offers from the National Immigration Forum citing Twenty fifteen study by new American economy refugees in Texas had a combined spending power of four point six billion dollars and and paid a total of one point. Six billion dollars in taxes So you know even if a moral argument isn't your cup of tea. Any red blooded American capitalist would agree that banning refugees is a bad idea. I wish that were the case with red blooded American capitalism revealing. It's clearly not so what is next. Though is this decision actually gonNA stand in Texas so the decision might not be final. which is a big relief? governor Abbot veto that resulted in banning. New Refugees could be reversed as soon as next next week when a federal judge in Maryland is expected to rule on whether trump exceeded his authority with that refugee executive order. So now that case You know. 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"soleimani" Discussed on What A Day
"This show developments in Iran in Texas fans refugees refugees and then some headlines in the days since the trump administration killed Qasem Soleimani. There has been little clarity about why or if the drone strike was necessary members of Congress are seeking answers with some hoping to also restrict the president's ability to escalate any future conflict at issue. was there an imminent threat to the US from Iran Iran and specifically from Seoul money. Let's start with what trump said on Friday to Fox News. I can reveal that I believe it would have been four embassies and I think that that probably Baghdad already started. They were really amazed that we came in with that kind of a force. We came in with very powerful force and drove him out. You know that ended almost immediately but Baghdad certainly would have been deleted but I think it would have been for embassy could have been military. Bases could have been a lot of other things too but it was eminent and then all of a sudden he was gone the way he said that last August but on Sunday his own administration officials couldn't exactly actually backup that assertion. Can you clarify the was the specific threat that the president share with Fox News about four. US embassies being under threat also shared with Congress. Why was different? What the president said was? He believed that it probably could have been attacks against additional embassies. I shared that view. I know other members of national security team team should up you. That's what I deployed. Thousands of American paratroopers to the Middle East to reinforce our embassy in Baghdad and other sites throughout the region probably could have been that is that sounds more like an assessment than a specific tangible threat with I'd decisive piece of intelligence or the president didn't say a tangible he didn't site a specific piece of evidence what he says he probably he believes one. I didn't see one with regard to four embassies. What I'm saying is I share the president's view that probably my expectation was they were going to go after our embassies? The embassy is the most prominent display of American presence in a country. Okay so that was defense secretary mark s spur on face the nation as he said that interview he's not ruling out that something could have may be happened but he didn't really sound so confident that there is a plan fully in the works. I mean it sounds quite a bit different than what trump himself was saying. This was also something that some members of Congress said they didn't hear in a briefing with administration officials last week. Is it asking too much. They figure this out before Jones Drake. No I don't think so So what's the next thing that we're expecting from Congress. I mean there's still a lot of outstanding any questions that need answers well after the House voted on their war powers resolution last week The Senate might take their own version soon. The goal that basically is congressional authorization if trump is going to do anything further or if there's necessity to do anything further in Iran but what many members are saying in addition to just figuring out how to restrain trump on. This is that this is brought up a moment to kind of re recognized Congress's role authorization and oversight for military for in general typically. What a functioning and well orchestrated government would be doing that for too long moments like this spring up because members won't take that role in this process seriously enough? I haven't any party. Made a full throated effort to get a new authorization for military force. Well Margaret as you know. I have been working on this since I came to the Senate and I have the same concern when I came to the Senate in two thousand thirteen. I criticized President Obama for taking US military action in Libya without Congressional authorization for going on Isis in Iraq and Syria without congressional authorization. I will say this when I started on on this crusade. Six seven years ago very few people were interested in it but in the last year the good news is finally members of both parties in both houses have started to step up and take the congressional responsibility seriously. That was Senator Tim. Kaine who has introduced a resolution on the P. The president's war powers in Iran and in the Senate and we already know that there are at least a couple Republicans who are on canes side which means that the numbers and the Senate are actually somewhat a rosy looking for this to actually pass an overall I think that a lot of members of Congress are trying to think this stuff through and have I've been over the years. There were also some updates on the tragic crash of Ukrainian plane Iran. Let's talk about that for a second because yeah yeah. It's I mean completely. Insane every single development of it so basically over the weekend Iran's military said that it had accidentally shot down the plane killing one hundred seventy six people that were on aboard. They claimed that the flight took a turn towards a military base and given the tense situation with the United States during that time it was hit unintentionally with a missile. The American and Canadian officials already believe that this was the case but Iran had said that at first the plane went down to mechanical issues. It was a Boeing so I don't know if that's why they thought it would be an easy escape. Yeah yeah now. They're still like a lot of questions. that are left unanswered about this. That'll probably be discovered in the investigation. According into Washington Post report Ukraine actually knew that the plane had been shot down even before Iran made that public admission but they had this crazy thought process. That's where they wanted to tip toe carefully and make sure that if they said that or if they reveal that there weren't any other heightened tensions during an already tense situation. And and you know that also there could be cooperation with Iran and other agencies that are sort of involved in the investigation. The one thing though after I was reading all this that I was like really confused and shocked by why planes were taking off. Sort of Willy. Nilly in the hours after those strikes are happening. Yeah I mean I think that anyone and would say that if there was some sort of military conflict happening in their country probably not be great. Does this have lights from everywhere. It's it's it's just wild. Yeah I love to find out Y Y you know. It wasn't completely called off or whose authority that was but yeah a deeply unnecessary tragedy. We'll keep you updated on what has learned from the investigation and then what happens.
"soleimani" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Great American story because here is that Iraqi immigrant to the United States to work with the Americans in Iraq who is given safe haven in America with his family who then chose to go once again back into the breach and was working with us still any was is American children here in the United States and he is a greater American then Nancy Pelosi or any of these other miscreant Democrats in the media that are slandering the president while siding with in effect in a defector way in most cases but openly in some cases with Iran and with us all the money it's extraordinary so this man now rests Hubbard was killed by an Iranian by the name of Qassem Soleimani and president trump killed Qassem Soleimani in exchange for the life of now rests Humm it now that shows that we value human life that we care about our citizens about our people about those who are with us we care about human life we we might even be pro life some of us are actually pro life nobody on the left as they're all pro death anti life anti child organ harvesters but that's another thing and they they just I mean it's just an extraordinary story that this man that that no one speaks out of was the catalyst for the air strikes that led to the attack on the embassy that led to Qassem Soleimani being killed by president trump that's a story but the news media is not doing that story this story is orange man bad trump bad poor poor is still a money a great to a noble leader beloved by his people we have some funny stuff from babysitters they actually have that Martha Raddatz with the guy in the street stuff because that's pretty that's pretty funny last night I was getting texts from Bob from friends say all is Martha Raddatz with ABC news is actually in Tehran I guess for the funeral maybe which she there with the palazzi morning party I'm not sure Martha Raddatz of ABC news in the streets of Iran potentially I'm comfortable place to be of Tehran I bet she stopped to talk to a college student who sell a lot like our college students on the ground his.
"soleimani" Discussed on News Radio WGOW
"Mourn the death of Qassem Soleimani today a stunning show solidarity disagree leader of a Ron weeping and praying over a coffin draped in the Iraqi flag he was such a legendary figure raised not only in terms of what he actually did but mythologically suggesting world is a safer place this morning you would be hard pressed to find people in this region by this to assassinate him do they think doesn't make us safer one reckless act by the American president the president make a major mistake do you believe there was an imminent threat from Iraq do we have reason to trust with this administration says prove it Donald Trump still has no idea how much of this is going to dial up conflict in the Middle East did you just make the decision to keep himself alive politically that put us in our families of moral risk our troops will be put in danger because the vanity of Donald Trump this is a massive escalation you report personal past all of war with Iran blood will be spilled American blood because of it this is what happens when you have a president who probably goes with this guy leaving the government scrambling to retrofit with no clear policy objectives Melissa unbelievably Sir media personalities they send their Radia selling reporters do you many of them are former Democrats many of them are Democrats leftists never Serb families have served in government others have never served in government but there nonetheless leftists MSNBC and CNN tell me where is the single if you're gonna play the politics RB Lee some diversity where the conservative hosts on CNN and MSNBC there aren't any not one there are liberals in the fox news room like a column out by name but I won't seven told I must not now let's listen to the montage of the Democrats attacking trump for killing Solomon see if you can tell a difference have to fox news cut sixteen go try actually his actions now put.
"soleimani" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Today to the killing of general Qassem Soleimani by firing ballistic missiles on two Iraqi bases the housing U. S. troops the Pentagon's been mostly quiet and no casualties are reported Iran's foreign minister Javad Zarif says Iran has had its revenge now it's up to the US to stop reading the envy that if the United States will find any further action get on with respond accordingly and we will respond in a very harshly what proportion of the forum runs counter strike president trump and warned attacks on the U. S. the might be returned in what he called a disproportionate manner jumps expected to speak to the nation at eight o'clock this morning the Federal Aviation Administration is banned American pilots and carriers from traveling through parts of Iraqi or Iranian or Persian Gulf air space carriers like Qantas Malaysia airlines and Singapore Airlines are also re routing to avoid the area our travel experts say the changes could increase some flight times by thirty to ninety minutes and again when the president does speak this morning at eight o'clock we'll bring it to you live here on KFI a Ukrainian international airliner leaving the capital of Iran has crashed killing all one hundred seventy six people on board dozens of those killed were running ins and Canadians no American deaths have been reported A. B. C.'s James long man says the investigators have been scouring the smoldering field outside Tehran but the plane crashed minutes after take off they retrieved a black box but as yet haven't announced of course initially the Ukrainian embassy in Iran blamed a mechanical failure but the government retracted that statement well they do now say they're not considering any pilot error flight right asos the plane never made it about eight thousand feet the plane was a Boeing seven thirty seven eight hundred model which is different from the seven thirty seven MAX model which has been grounded around the world over the deadly auto pilot issue people from Porter ranch say a call to speed up the closure of a natural gas storage facility fall short supervisors have asked the governor to get on with it and close a lease okay yet but people who live in the area say they want specifics it's not quite enough because we need a time line for the closer I've always said canyon the facility had the country's largest natural gas blow out in twenty fifteen supervisor Katherine Barker says closing the facility is the only way to keep people safe we do not know what the long term impacts of the gas leak we'll be Andromeda act KFI news business boosters in the San Gabriel Valley say they hope to get another round at the course brewery inner when Dale it's a very specialized site not too many companies can go in and fit into that footprints they get real valley economic partnership president bill manning says the Molson cores beverage companies brewery is an icon so that side it is it is a site that tens of thousands of people drive by going east and west on the two ten freeway each and every day of the announcement the malls and course would be leaving by September was laced with the little opportunity Pabst brewing has an option to buy the site for a hundred fifty million dollars our hopes is that are ours that perhaps will end up on the site nearly five hundred people work at the brewery in Irwindale Chris and Carla okay fine you sake pets fake humans and fake food just a few of the offerings at this year's SI ES in Las Vegas robots that smile bleak and speak with your voice are becoming more common here at the world's largest technology show and there's fake poor kid has forty percent less calories sixty percent less total fat forty percent less saturated fat zero cholesterol that's impossible foods founder doctor Pat brown he rolled out his fake pork and sausage patties here Alexa in able devices are all the rage this year with the voice command tech being put into toilets shower heads and even Lamborghinis in Las Vegas Steve Gregory to find is a long to trump is taking her turn at C. S. as a featured speaker innovation is a net job producer you know jobs will be created in industries that Tony than exists today because of innovation president trump's daughter was there to talk about America's work force critics mostly female business owner said there were more qualified women then trump to speak about technology let's take a look at your commute.
"soleimani" Discussed on KPCC
"Effectively turned general Soleimani into a martyr hi Michael that's coming up on the day from the New York times the daily from The New York Times has that story in five minutes right after a look at the stories we're covering in the KPCC news room at seven thirty the LAPD is investigating possible officer misconduct within the metropolitan division we get details from KPCC is Robert Guerrero via the LAPD says an officer misidentified a man as a gang member during a traffic stop the accuracy was brought to the department's attention by the man's mother an internal investigation found similar discrepancies in the reports of more than three other officers all of whom worked in the metropolitan division this isn't the first time the metro division has come under scrutiny the LA times found last year that metro officers stopped black drivers at a rate more than five times their share of the population all this has local civic leaders calling for swift action alerts are a Tonya is president of the community coalition all add up to corruption and deceit and undermining public trust is the very reason we need to get them out of some of the late the officers have been pulled from the field as the investigation continues LAPD chief Michael Moore said in a statement that there is no place in the department for any individual who would purposely falsified information I'm Robert arroba LA county supervisors voted today to words governor Gavin Newsom to push harder to close down the elite so canyon natural gas storage field about Porter ranch that's where a gas well failure in twenty fifteen turned into the largest methane gas leak ever on US soil Alexander INEGI with the environmental group food and water watch says the supervisors effort is a step in the right direction she and other advocates want to see a lease so canyon closed quickly there's still no timeline it's unclear when this will get close down and every day the facility remains open it for and the lives of thousands of residents nearby so we feel the urgency of this issue and we wanted we wanted that line back in November the governor asked the California public utilities commission to hire an outside expert to look into ways to close down a lease so canyon this southern California gas company says in a statement that recent studies show the natural gas storage site is needed to maintain reliable energy for its eleven million customers one more note unlike any supervisors are already telling the governor that they're opposed to expanding a gas company side in playa del Rey to offset natural gas storage that might be lost at the only so canyon site San Diego area congressman Duncan hunter says he will resign from the house of representatives on Monday you remember the alpine Republican pleaded guilty last month in federal court in San Diego to a felony count of miss using a quarter of a million dollars in campaign money he's facing a potential five year prison sentence hunters district stretches across northeastern San Diego cal Eddie into southwestern riverside county their figures to be a spirited battle among Republicans this year to keep that district in GOP hands the city of Los Angeles's new street vendor permit system is up and running KPCC is Erekle window has a progress report from streets LA this city office that's running the street vendor program allowed under the as has been selling tomatoes for twenty two years in south Los Angeles without any permits but she says she's tired of running from police I like it what I'm most all that's going to get because she says when one of her fellow vendors runs they all run together so today she came to St tellers offices in the fashion district task what she needs to do to sell legally this is the only an estimated fifty thousand street vendors will eventually need to get permits they have six months to do it before they face fines a spokesperson for street LA says the bureau has handed out just over twenty permanent so far covering immigrant communities I merry going though the producers guild awards are out there good he cant Ted where the Oscars might go nine films up for the Darryl F. Zanuck award for outstanding producer of theatrical motion pictures sort of like the Best Picture Oscar here the nine films nineteen seventeen Ford versus Ferrari the Irishman Jo Jo rabbit joker knives out little women married story once upon a time in Hollywood and parasite may hand out the producers guild awards on January eighteenth you know twenty one times out of thirty the producers guild award winner went on to win the Oscar for Best Picture our producers make under one leader Martinez and Rebecca Nieto too we now handles the sound I'm Nick Roman in this Steve Julian studio we have more news on our website L. A. S. dot com L. A. I. S. T. dot com when it comes up at eight o'clock Los Levin P. R. headlines to give you the latest.
"soleimani" Discussed on KTRH
"Mourn the death of Qassem Soleimani today a stunning show solidarity to supreme leader of a Ron weeping and praying over a coffin draped in the Iraqi flag he was such a legendary figure raised not only in terms of what he actually did but mythologically suggesting world is a safer place this morning you would be hard pressed to find people in this region by this to assassinate him do they think doesn't make us safer one reckless act by the American president the president make a major mistake do you believe there was an imminent threat from Iran to we have reason to trust what this administration says prove it Donald Trump still has no idea how much of this is going to dial up conflict in the Middle East did you just make the decision to keep himself alive politically that put us in our families of moral risk our troops will be put in danger because the vanity of Donald Trump this is a massive escalation you report personal past all of war with Iran blood will be spilled American blood because of it this is what happens when you have a president who probably goes with this guy leaving the government scrambling to retrofit with no clear policy objectives believable unbelievably Sir media personalities they send their radio sound reporters do you many of them are former Democrats many of them are Democrats leftists never serve families who served in government others have never served in government but there nonetheless leftists MSNBC and CNN tell me where is the sin of her going to play the politics RB Lee some diversity where the conservative hosts on CNN and MSNBC there aren't any not one there are liberals on the fox news room like a column out by name but I won't because I've been told they must not now let's listen to the montage of the Democrats attacking trump for killing Solomon see if you can tell a difference active fox news cut sixteen go tragically his actions.
"soleimani" Discussed on The President's Inbox
"Had An American can general send a letter saying repairing leave which the department offense is now said was draft in a mistake. Never should have gone out. Are we looking at the. US Redraw oil from Iraq. And if so good thing bad thing pardon me I was thinking about baseball metaphor. F- this one but I I couldn't come. I couldn't come up with went so I'll just directly answer your question. I think that the Iraqi political situation has changed dramatically as a result of what happened last Friday from the beginning of October through December number Iraqis were in the streets demanding a new political system and part of that was they were demanding that the Iranian influence in their country come to the United States was not part sort of these protests. The United States was not even part of anybody's conception of an influential country in Iraq any longer despite huge embassy in unsown and so forth the killing of money has now flipped that narrative around much to the benefit of Shia political parties in ship militia leaders and who are often often leaders of those political parties and even people who we've considered partners of the United States like the now caretaker. Prime Minister have been put in a position where they have to demand that the United States leave it strikes me that now that the opponents of the United States can really framed the terms of the debate the politics they really take off. Now the question of whether it's worthwhile wild to leave Iraq or not I think after seventeen years in God knows how many billions or trillions of dollars spent on Iraq as I said before the country is in terminal collapse. APPS it's chaotic if not for UN. Unless you just there. In December of now for UN agencies and their local partners it really would be medieval in parts of the country country we have American diplomats. Who can't move? We're there to fight isis yet. Our partners in Iraq have done everything possible for a resurgence of Isis. This this dysfunctional government anywhere. You go in Iraq. People say that the central government cannot be trusted. The central government is rife with corruption and graft and Iranian influence in this in time will grow isis once again. We are only partners if there was a partner or the Kurds. But they're quite weak so the question is what is it that we're trying to accomplish in Iraq with regard to a rock. I can understand the fight against the Islamic state or keeping the pressure on the Islamic state but when it comes to Iraq. I'm not quite sure what it is that we're trying to accomplish accomplish their ray would a US departure Marach help or hurt the Iranians ill crystallize a lot of problems that they would have to undertake I think if Iraqi the government today your are in fair to say an impossible position because for a long time you have to try to balance your relationship between Iran and the United States and even mediate the differences between them. You don't have. I suspect that still the direction they want to go. They don't want to be a battleground between the United States any raw and I suspect they're saying that's obviously clearly ready to the Americas but I suspect they're also saying that primarily city arrhenius. I do think there are a lot of relationships that Iraq has with the United States. That are important to it. will in terms of a segue today international national commerce community both in terms of security services both in terms of diplomatic relations bought in the sense that the benefit of having a relationship with the United States so they suspect they don't want to discard. How are they going? I manage this situation if this conflict places self out in Iraq with all this fragile it remains i. It's a it's going to be a very difficult. Balancing Act for government that has not been able to to have effective balancing Aksu history. So they're going to have to do a lot of thinking about this and I do think both the United States and Iran would be wiser not to have their confrontation play soften Iraq Syria because that's collapsed country. How more skin Syria yet? What is a wildcard out? Here is the trump administration has demonstrated straighted whether you're renting is understand that not that attack on Americans via proxies is unacceptable. We'll see if they get. That message remains to be seen what happens if the Iranian regime attacks American proxies Saudi Arabia Israelis can handle themselves. Is that GonNa Elicit an American. What hasn't to this point? We had the attack on the Saudi. Won't it means in this sort of the attack of September I believe on Saudi oil installation actually did result in three things that have not been amplified in the western press. There will sit assassination attempt against General Sulaimaniyah in October. Number of people have gone trump for it. There was an attack on Iranian tanker and the Iranians claimed over subject to cyber tax. Now I don't know who's responsible for those speculation as to who is. I have no idea but the idea that nothing happened. After that strike is not entirely true now fair pointed uh-huh Surf perhaps as a deterrent but if the Iranians attack American proxies with the United States response in the same dramatic way. That's the wild card out. There feel ridden news. One of the reasons Sulamani was going to Baghdad apparently was to talk to Iraqi officials who were serving as interlocutors between Tehran and Riyadh so I guess first question is water people in Riyadh making of all that happened in the last week and are they sleeping better at night or are they staying up later. they're definitely not sleeping better and you read that on the news because the Iraqi prime minister said so and I also came from somewhere. That's good which I think came to. The surprise of a lot of people told that I mean there were plenty of other plausible reasons for Sulejmani to be arriving in Iraqi. Goes all the time but it was weird notion that he was actually delivering a letter in the Saudis involved. I don't know anything independently on that. I do know that the Saudis are staying up at night because they have a lot to lose. And that's actually one of the interesting aspects of this. Is You know the Saudis have been in the forefront of leading the charge for tougher for policies on Iran they welcomed president trump coming in they welcomed the sanctions. Welcome leaving the nuclear deal. They welcome maximum pressure. They've been begging. They were regretful. At Obama didn't stand up enough to the Iranians Manian but this recent escalation including stuff blowing up in their country. You know it tends to concentrate the mind and they have a lot to lose and their neighbors in the emerets a a lot to lose as well. So we're actually. It's it's quite striking. We're hearing noises about the need for de-escalation and calm and outreach and actually has been some outreach with Saudis as an Emirati is and Iranians beyond what there was before so I think they're nervous because they if any of the sort of nightmare scenario we've been discussing playout. They're the ones that's who suffer and in some ways. Iran is more prepared to escalate because they have less to lose in the sense that they're already under massive sanctions. Their economy's mess. They're trying a break out of this thing was the Saudis Camrys for whatever troubles they have. They're selling oil. They're making money. The Saudis are trying to transform their economy. So they're worried and even after the strike in the Saudi the office where I mean ray was rightly talking about this perception that president trump didn't stand up for them. The Saudis were not asking the United States to strike Iran. Because they worried about the collation. Stephen you spent a lot of time thinking about Saudi Arabia. How do you assess what's happening? First of all the Saudis have said that the idea that customs lamantia was carrying some sort sort of message for Iraqi interlocutors. They say that that's not true now. Of course they have no interest in saying it's not true just as much as the Iraqis have an interest in spreading disinformation saying that in fact custom solutions. So it's it's actually really hard to know what is happening. I do think though that the Saudis particularly since the September fourteenth attack on ABC cake and Horace or the two oil facilities dismayed by the American response. The deal has long been that the United States would look after their security not because the United States love Saudis but because oil is important to global prosperity and they have subsequently I think it's clear sought to de-escalate on number a number of fronts. I think what they're hoping right now is and this goes for the Maroney's as well as that whatever blowback comes that it's not in Saudi Arabia and not in the united it Arab Emirates They've been very very quiet on this issue. Of course no not your has been shed in Riyadh for Casa Monica but certainly one of the things that they have have learned from the trump presidency that he speaks very loudly but often he's carrying a very small stick and if that means that's GonNa make them vulnerable they're going to pursue their interests in a way that's different from the United States and try to reach out to to the Iranians. But that's if I might do that is precisely what they're worried about is sort of worst of all worlds that's exactly right from his is making threats and doing provocative things and taking strikes like this but if you really do. That's right America I I you know. I've heard your your your war at one point. He said they they didn't strike us. They start the Saudis right. And I I think the took the Saudis by surprise. This was not what they're expecting when he was elected in November twenty sixteen. And I think we've heard it from as as many Saudis in Emirati that we've been in contact with that this is after the string of episodes since May of two thousand nineteen through the strikes in September that they're very wary wary of the president being provocative and unpredictable because they fear the consequences will be at their doorstep Phil. America's other major ally in the region. That's Israel Israel. How is the strike being viewed from Jerusalem? I think largely positively prime minister. Netanyahu was quick to say we had nothing to do this we. We weren't involved. which makes sense but I think the Israelis have long seen Salamone as just a direct threat to them Hezbollah? They're applauding for the most part and in Europe I have to ask you about Europe. Given the fact assistant insanitary state responsible for Europe the opposite the Europeans are nervous. They're worried about not just consequences for the nuclear deal which they have all supported but the prospect respect not just for general instability but for responses in Europe there have been Iranian plots and Actions that have killed Europeans so they are calling for de Escalation but frankly Jim I think they. They are also feeling helpless. They weren't able to salvage nuclear agreement. They weren't able to escalate. They're on the sidelines. Lesser to take it right now from sort of where we are if you had the opportunity turning to advise the trump administration to advise people who hope to succeed president trump as president. What advice would you give them for how to structure? US foreign policy toward Iran specifically. But I think toward the region more broadly which takes her to the first crack resume. You WanNA maintain contain the maximum pressure strategy. I don't think they have an option but to do that. I do think that the president would have to recognize that. His stated goal of getting involved in negotiations with Iran at this point is foreclosed at least for the remaining year if he gets reelected Iranians. We'll have to reassess that so you think that Theron on strategy right now be to wait him out. They are not at this point. Going to engage in negotiations with the United States. I think over some sort of new arrangement on the nuclear issue that that was always the president stated goal any if he's successful reelection than they have to reassess and what negotiations would look like now where where there is for all practical purposes no longer. JCP to go back to strengthen or whatever the term. Sorry that's going to be. That's going to be one of the challenges particularly as the Iranian nuclear capacity city begins to increase which it has since May of two thousand eighteen. Where every sixty days? They announced another departure in that sense. One consequence of the trump national policy is to move problem. We knew we were going to confront ten years or fifteen years..
"soleimani" Discussed on Post Reports
"From the newsroom. The Washington is about the Washington Post in Westlb. The Laura honey over at the most. I this is post report. I'm Martine Palace it's Monday January racists. Today how the Secretary of State is driving policy. On Iran and President Trump's confrontational tweets plus the battle for control in Venezuela last Thursday. We learned that President Trump had ordered a drone strike on on Ronnie in general Lemani who was the head of the coulds force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. This is external wing of the Iranian military and easily the most prominent Iranian military figure in probably the second most important person frankly in the Iranian leadership chain Harris is a national security dirty reporter for the Post. It was a huge event. My colleagues here at the post then began late Thursday night into Friday and then throughout the weekend talking to defense officials US diplomats officials and other countries as well as people within the intelligence community and the administration to piece. Together the timeline of how we understand that president president trump came to this huge momentous decision to order this strike on the Iranian general. And I'm just curious when the announcement happened that the strike had taken place. Was it surprising to you. It was a huge surprise and immediately. I think we all understood that. This was not just your typical drone strike certainly like a strike on a on a terrorist. This was going to be something more akin to a political assassination and that the geopolitical consequences were going to be significant. But you've been reporting on how this was a decision that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had been pushing for a while. What did did you find out about how that begin how this I became an option that Pompeo had been seriously looking at Pompeo came into the administration as the director director? Back in two thousand seventeen having been one of the most outspoken Iran hawks in the Congress he was one of the most vocally strongly opposed members of Congress to the Iran. Iran nuclear deal that the Obama Administration sign with other nations so he comes in with economic predisposition sets up new Iran mission center at the CIA. He sort of kind of going full bore on Iran. If we fast forward to this past summer twenty nineteen will remember. There was this kind of escalating series of events in the Persian Gulf. The Iranians were found to be putting a small minds on ships They then down a US surveillance drone and at that point Pompeo was pushing pushing very hard for a significant response at that point that we understand that he starts essentially presenting this option of going after Costa so Amani who is leading those efforts in the region and at that time over this past summer. Why wasn't president trump listening to him and taking action on this thing? That pompeo had been proposing using. I think it goes back to trump's fundamental hesitation about getting deeper into conflict in the Middle East and he campaigned on getting out of foreign foreign wars. And I think Donald Trump Decided that going to you know delaying serving air strike on Iran for the downing of unmanned drone wasn't aligned. He was ready to cross us but for pompeo. What was it like to have this? Be The option that he thought was the best option than had president trump say. Actually we're not going to do that. He was described as morose about it by one official that we talked to in our reporting for him. Sulejmani was kind of the guy really in charge of all of this and I think he is long seen and taking out him. Not just as something that would be symbolically significant but that could be a strategic move. That would be wise so then this move was something that was negotiated over the summer are when tensions were flaring and things kind of calmed down and it didn't really become an option again until recently what happened that escalated Pompeii was push to do this. Strike and how did he go about convincing president trump to get on board with his plan so throughout December there were series of rocket attacks by militia groups in Iraq Alkatiri Hezbollah which is essentially a proxy arm of the could source on December twenty seventh one of those rocket attacks at a facility in northern Iraq. Iraq claimed the life of an American contractor. WHO was working there? That clearly was a kind of a match to defuse for where we are now and it was a line crossed for president trump as well he had made clear to AIDS that if an American life wherever lost because of Iranian aggression his calculus which change. So that's changing and Pompeo Peyot at that point also now sees an opening he then goes down to more lago with Defense Secretary Mark Aspirin or other senior officials down there lobbying. The president To take this strike I mean. This is one of the options that are presented in retaliation for the rocket attack and of course then supporters of this militia group also marched on the US embassy AC- in Baghdad which was seen as another escalation as well. But really I think it's you gotta look at this at this death of an American contractors being sort of a trigger point it changes the president's mind fine and I think he does see it as sort of a little bit of an eye for an eye. They took a life. We're going to take a life and you've also been reporting on how during this process. It wasn't just pompeo who was talking about this. The Secretary of defense had also become a vocal advocate for taking this step and that's important because Pompeo and secretary Esper- are are actually their friends. That's right they've known each other. They both went to West Point. They are subscribe to us as in Lockstep on this secretary. Mattis who preceded sector gaspar ver not in favor of this kind of escalatory measure so he in Pompeii were not on the same page. pompeo s or importantly General Milley. Who is the chairman the Joint Chiefs of Staffs of the most senior uniformed officer in the military? He was on board with. This is well so what you have. Now at the upper level of the president's national channel security apparatus everyone being in favor of this more aggressive push and taking this option of hitting Sulejmani if you go down a level or so in the bureaucracy there is great eight surprise that they went this route. And I don't think that certainly people career people in the intelligence community or in the Defense Department all agreed that this was a wise is course of action but they're ultimately not decision makers so the fact that this is something that pompeo has been pushing for many months now. How does that compare with what he's been saying? Publicly about the impetus for the strike. which is that? There was some grave immediate threat that the US was trying to prevent from happening in the way you to prevent that from happening with by killing Sola money. There's a lot of inconsistency and frankly some incoherence in what secretary POMPEII was publicly. Said in recent days about why they did this this this was a bad guy we took him from the battlefield. We saw that he was plotting further plans to take down Americans. In some cases many Americans we took the right action to defend and protect affect America. President trump will never shy away from that on the Sunday shows. Secretary Pompeo really went out of his way to describe the nature of the threat of from Salami Salami and Says Imminent as saying that he was about to be engaged in activities. That could cost hundreds of American lives so something very dramatic. That sounded like it had had to be that required if swift action from the United States when he was pressed on this though. Are we talking about this in days or is this going to be more in weeks or more of a longterm term threat say the attacks were imminent. How imminent were they? Were talking about days. We're talking about weeks. If you're an American in the region days and weeks this is not something. The thing that's relevant. We have to prepare to be ready. There is less risk today to American forces in the region as a result of that tech proud of the effort the president trump undertook and the execution. Houston you know He. He kind of pushed back and saying well. If you're an American in the region you know you don't measure things in days and weeks. Well you actually do. I mean we measure imminence in the state in terms of days two weeks as well. That's a very specific word. In the context of intelligence and military operations. It's actually written into guidance of how we're supposed to do drone strikes The government in the military does drone strikes. And when we pressed on this saying are you talking about some kind of spectacular of events like what we would think a terrorist group would do or you talking about this kind of general threat that existed from could force in the region for years and is clearly claimed lots of lives. And we really couldn't get an answer to that and I think in reporting this out will we've determined is that it was more of that kind of second category that this was not something huge that was about to happen. It feels more like maybe Abyan escalation of force was already doing but then we couldn't get a clear explanation as to why killing Sulejmani would put a stop to that the Iranian military. It's a bureaucracy. It's not a terrorist organization. It's not like when we killed Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda sort of started to disintegrate and fall apart for lack of a leader they named the successor to call al-suleimani within three hours of his being killed so it whatever plans he put in place presumably will continue without him. We've heard from Democrats saying that. They were not persuaded weighted by the intelligence briefings. They received last week. When Secretary Pompeo says that this decision to take out a custom Sulamani saved American lives saved European lives he? He is expressing a personal opinion. Not An intelligence conclusion notably. I haven't heard Republicans coming out and saying that they think the intelligence did show that what we've seen more is is a traditional allies of the president in Congress coming out and saying it was a good move to take Sulejmani out that he was a menace and this was strategically wise. They haven't don't really come out and tried to make a defense of the intelligence underpinning the administration's argument for doing this strike. I think a lot of people a lot of members of Congress. A A lot of regular people are honing in on that the fact that if you're saying that there was some grave imminent threat that you were trying to prevent but there's no proof of that actual thread what what does that say about the legitimacy of doing this especially when you have all these repercussions happening right. The Iran announced over the weekend that they're basically pulling out of all the commitments commitment that they made from the two thousand fifteen nuclear deal and you sort of have to look at this and wonder is the US safer or less safe than it was is a week ago. Yeah I think those are all the right questions to be asking. What was the assessment of how Iran would react? It's not clear that much of an assessment was done. Frankly Secretary Pompeo on the Sunday shows insisted that the United States was safer in the world. A safer place with Sulejmani gone. Well if that's the case wise the president sending thousands of troops to Iraq Why are we sending hundreds to reinforce the embassy? That doesn't seem like the world safer. Why are they telling all Americans to leave Iraq as quickly as possible in some ways? I think a moment like this was bound to happen. When you have a president and you have frankly officials in his administration who routinely distort what facts who lie who hype intelligence of? There's been a longstanding complaints about Secretary Pompeo when you have this kind of credibility issue with the public already then when you come forward and have to say to the world believe us. Something really bad was about to happen. That's why we did what we did. You've got a very steep hill to climb there a lot of the skepticism that we're hearing particularly from our allies in Europe and for members of Congress. I think is partly informed and by the boy who cried Wolf Problem Right. We've heard from so many times statements of truth were outright lies from the president. I smoked senior advisors. So why should we believe them now and when they can't really put their finger on something specific and concrete publicly that just compounds the problem.
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"Want to pay for your kids. That's a good thing as long as someone has the documents they're going to leave. The school keeps copies of all. Its students documents. co-director Sarah Friedman says Moster from immigrant. Regret families kind of standoffish like well. Good luck with that horrible situation. You're going through. You wouldn't be nearly fifty attorneys here to help. Parents appoint went guardians. Friedman says some parents stay away from these sessions out of fear. It'll somehow tip off. Is the school's Administrative Manager Maria duquet Says they've done drills to prepare in case they do see ice officers around but the drills make her uneasy doesn't feel good doing that because it could be me wasn't documented for many years so I had to walk the same path that they are working right now and he's he's not easy easy Maria. The mother at the the beginning of the story lives here in Central Falls Rhode Island and her two children are students at learning community school. She came to one of the information sessions and she's appointed. Did her brother as her kids guardian if she and her husband or detained she knows they can be a handful though so she's also pointed a backup guardian a neighbor whose family when Maria told her son and daughter about her preparations. They weren't happy you are music caring. They begged her to never go. Go Away Maria says she tried to tell them that. Sometimes things happen that you can't control. They still don't understand but Maria says she feels better amid everything happening. She feels lucky to be in a place where she has helped to control. At least one thing the most important thing the safety of her children for the world. I'm Rupa she knew. In Central Falls Rhode Island. There's still lots going on outside of Washington in the Middle East. For example there was dramatic news out out of Venezuela this weekend for the past year president. Nicolas Maduro has been in a political standoff with one Guido the speaker of parliament there Guido. Also last last year declared himself the legitimate president of Venezuela but yesterday the Armed Forces surrounded the National Assembly building the parliament and blocked.
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"Me today is Daniel. Mike Adams are co host. Daniel did you see you. Are you this morning Dr Paul. I am doing doing well So far the war hasn't grown greatly in size but there's a lot of questions that have to be answered. There's a lot the concern around the world. There's a lot of concern and financial markets on holidays Goin- to play out and we went to try to answer some of these questions. I WANNA start off with talking a little bit about Lie Why did we feel or administration feel compelled To assassinate solely only Manta. Yeah and and I would say that there are many things many lies told me. Many much disinformation and hand Yet Sony was arriving in Iraq and so there are different different stories on why our government says he was coming to orchestrate a killing and more Americans and they even go to Ron justifying this by saying well that's legitimate chitimia preemptive killing okay. Because we know he's going to do he's killed a lot of people so there's a lot of information floating around there but it doesn't answer the question. Why why? Why did they feel so strongly about him? Being assassinated for some reason I just don't buy into all of a sudden. They discovered covered this military leader. All Iran decided that he would come in very normal diplomatic manner. Arrive live in a commercial flight and come into Iraq. Iraq's our friends you know. We created that country. There are buddies you know and walking into this this trap and assassinated and it is and I just don't believe it's the fact that they really believed he came came to kill Americans. I WANNA put up a map and show why. I don't think there's any reason why why the Iranians would go out of their way to precipitate a fight with us there it is. We've had it up before right in the center. That's your own and all the flags those who you are basis and he would decide you know come in and have a military attack and start killing more people. Well it doesn't make any sense. Spend it also means that if anybody should feel threatened in some ran you know look this is totally surrounded and how many nukes are there there and how many submarines are sitting out there. The situation is a design to build up great hatred and animosity city toward a leader in country. That we don't like in for a long time. We've been trying to undermine him and they have their imperfections But I'd have to admit that we have more of a moral responsibility to talk about our imperfections. And if we're going in the wrong way and aggravating things. We ought to try to prevent that it from happening. But I think that we could go down a list. You have listen. I have listed. We can't remove all the lies they've been telling but it's mainly to build up hatred trid in America and unfortunately they're very successful whether it's a conservative station or liberal station. The whole effort is design nine to destroy the reputation of this man and that We're we're justified. We're on the moral high ground. And and I think they're closer to their homelands defending their homelands than we are. We're six thousand miles away from home. We continue to aggravate. And we've been doing it for a long time on and this is this is something that unless we change policy is going to continue. But they're very much together. The military forces are made up of United States and Saudis and Israel. And they're the ones who are most vocal about You know destroying being the government of Iran So there are other suggestions on why but I want to go and this is a little bit more. You know about Just why I was he assassinated in the thing is just the same. If you somehow say this was a bad idea. We shouldn't have done it and the things they're saying about Sola. Money aren't true then and of course the reaction among a lot of people. Oh you just love this guy you hate Americans WanNa see them killed. And it's just the same you'd think that after two thousand and three after allies in twenty eleven justifying the attack on Libya and so on and so on and so on you think that people would pause a little bit when they're here the exact same things being being said about the bad guy of the week they would stop a second say. Hey maybe they're lying this time but the claims that were made initially over about the attack attack they are really not holding water. They're they're they're they're falling apart. One of these occur primarily. We'll talk a little bit about the vote in the Iraqi parliament woman yesterday which was which was very significant interesting but during this debate and this has been reported in several media outlets that the acting Prime Minister Mahdi stood it up and explain Sola. Money was actually on a diplomatic mission. The Iraqis had agreed to act as intermediaries between the Saudis. He's in the Iranians and the Saudis had delivered a peace agreement to the Iranians and Solo. Money was going to Baghdad to give his response and this is how the reporting goes which makes it interesting in that the. US knew this was happening. So this kind of throw some cold water on the idea and as you suggested I said earlier here he is. He's coming into town. To plot. Attacks against Americans as waltzing through the airport without a care in the world doesn't seem to make sense so if he was on this mission mission who would be interested in derailing any kind of peace between Iran and Saudi Arabia. And I think it's probably worth speculating on that. I I want to read to headlines in the news came out and again this is not proof of anything but it should make people stop and at least think because what if it is true. What a what? Maybe there is a balanced rather than what you're hearing on the news media people now when you just ask them to trust our government does the trouble. Does the government ever give clear information when they have commissions and study Mary. People don't trust but but immediately they said Oh. Yeah Yeah Yeah. They go along along with propaganda. But here's one One Headline Salamone was in Baghdad on mission for Saudi peace. And say well. That can't be true. You know now they just brushing off but another one Soleimani was to deliver Tehran's reply to Saudi deescalation letter when and killed And this is what the Iraqi prime minister said during the debate. Yeah so this is this is big. If if but even hasn't I owed of truth And of course everything in the past week or so. I can hardly believe that they can get away with blaming Iran on all this. You know It it it doesn't add up it doesn't make sense to me in here you have Trump was in mar-a-lago. Oh he was down there he was. I think he was surrounded with Lindsey Graham Marco Rubio Mike and Mike pompeo. It's it's hardly surprising. He wanted to kill someone after having to deal with these guys all weekend but they presented him some options and military guys present him some options and there was a piece in the New York Times. which again we take everything with a grain of salt here but you take take with a grain of salt suggesting that they presented him the most extreme option which is the assassination in hopes that he will take something less extreme because it sounded so crazy and and he said I'll take that one you know this is what? They reported that he would do that. When we know that POMPEO had floated the idea of assassinating Sola money? I think a year ago or so so again. This undermines reminds the suggestion or the claim made by the administration this was a threat of an imminent attack. And we gotta kill this guy because the attacks coming first of all. I don't see how that would stop attack Jack Anyway because it's not just one guy it's not like he's GonNa run around. You know with with with a bomb and Craig Murray. We've we had his article on our side and he's he's a former UK ambassador Sir in central. You're in Central Asia. He makes a good point and we can talk about this a little bit that when trump saying when when pompeo said an imminent threat of attack he was using a term of Art That's detailed in something called the Bethlehem doctrine of preemptive self defense so imminent according to specific legal definition of that term according to this doctrine doesn't mean what we think it means. It doesn't mean that there is any details. It's it's a concept that means neither soon nor definitely going to happen. It's just a word thrown out. That sounds really scary. And that seems to be the case here you know and we end up with a lot of absurdities in pants contributed to this because pass was explaining. This Sony was responsible for nine eleven. Yes that is to say no even even the trump people well. He's a trump personal embarrassed. Not Too many people buy into that but they just throw throw that out but the other one is that when they voted to kick us out which we never should have been there and we ought to listen and just leave but trump Always likes to get two bills page. She's going to get out if he's going to stay in United Nations or NATO pay your bills pay your bill. So he says we're not gonNA leave until you pay us. You know for US building you this wonderful airbase in that wonderful embassy. I mean that has to be fairly absurd absurd and yet it passed off as as more propaganda you know and in a pump. Speaking of pence will tend to the twelve hijackers. Jacker had we were close to a money. First of all they were there. Were nine thousand. Nine hundred and fifteen of them were Saudis the Saudis were not close to money. You know so the whole thing is cockamamie. It's the same old thing it was. It was a Condoleeza Rice. You know we don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud kind of thing in a lot of people by it but you moved us into our our our second area of topic of conversation which is really fascinating. The Iraqi parliament vote. They got together yesterday and held a vote on the expulsion of US troops. Monty was furious. The acting prime minister was furious about the assassination. Here's a five point action plan that was passed by the Iraqi parliament. Now this is not technically a binding vote because what it does is it tells the Iraqi government part of Mattel's government. Here's what we want you to do. Government has to agree to do it right. Here are the five points and the presence of all foreign troops in the country withdraw the request for assistance from the Anti Isis Global Coalition. which is the basis assist for us being there ban the use of Iraqi airspace by any foreign power and lodged an official complaint to UN over the US air strike so they they voted unanimously and there was some abstentions? The Kurds didn't show up and some of the Sunni parties didn't show up at the largest political party was there the largest block was there..
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"Another funeral procession for rainy general Qassem Soleimani killed in a drone strike ordered by president trump many of those participants calling for a strong response by the Iranian regime toward the United States both Iranian president Hassan Rouhani and around supreme leader the Ayatollah Humm and I you have promised to respond they're running into rocky parliaments are holding meetings today the Iraqis will begin deliberation on whether or not to allow US troops to continue operating in Iraqi territory just trading Szymon Jordan the U. S. sending nearly three thousand more troops to the Middle East officials are urging American civilians to leave Iraq immediately a starting NFL wild card upset raise call on CBS sports the Tennessee Titans ousting the defending Superbowl champions twenty the thirteenth America is listening to fox news the following show is paid for by Lutheran hour ministries the views and opinions expressed are those of the advertiser and do not necessarily represent those of W. L. A. I and I heart media the Lutheran hour bringing Christ to the nation's god performs spiritual judo dojo of grace find out what that means as Dr Michael Ziggler talks about god is merciful martial art at the cross of Jesus god took the aggression of evil and he flipped it on its back when you are baptized into the death and resurrection of Jesus god begins to work this merciful Marshall he is putting to death this in you so that the can come to a doctor's declares messages titled mercy in this and just hello I'm mark I sure thanks for making the Lutheran hour part of your day and we wish you guys love peace and joy in this new year of bringing Christ to the nations and the nations to the church thank you for your faithful support now here's our speaker Dr Michael Ziggler I didn't get too deep into martial arts but I did spend a little time in a dojo Joe Joe is a Japanese word it means the place of the way a doe Joe is an immersive learning space where a martial artist practiced martial arts like judo for example I've learned that a principle that stands behind judo is that the best offense is a good defense judo in Japanese means the gentle way and you always call the gentle way because its practitioners rather than being aggressive use the aggression of their opponents to defensively defeat their attackers for example is someone pushes you when you take the force of the push and you you turn it into a throw you use the strength of the aggressor against them now hang with me but when I listen to the book of genesis I see god the god of Abraham doing something like divine Judeo he is using the strength of his opponent to defensively defeat the opponent who's the opponent who is god's opponent remember the mysterious serpent from genesis chapter three now we're not told exactly what he is or why this snake can talk but we do know at least two things first we know that he is god's creature and therefore he's under god's authority and power like the rest of creation and second we know that somehow he has contorted himself to become gods opponent and likewise when he deceived Adam and eve they became contorted into god's opponents but god father that he is refuses to treat them strictly as opponents instead he treats them like waiver children but he declares war on the serpent he says to the Serb and he that is evil offspring he will crush your head and you will strike his heel god declares war between eve's offspring and the serpens offspring now what does that mean more with the serpent's offspring what's got talking about is he talking about stomping out the next generation of baby snakes off thanksgiving the release to but talking about snakes what's he talking about then we get a clue in genesis chapter four Kane eve's first offspring becomes jealous of his baby brother Abel Abel's the golden boy Kane is angry because he thinks god playing favorites with able and Kane is filled with jealousy is filled with malice he's filled with venom against able and against god he becomes god's opponent and god warns him he says Kane sin is crouching at your door and its desire is for you I've been there you've been there you know that's like to be resentful of someone who gets privileges that they haven't worked for you know what it's like to be jealous of somebody who gets perks they haven't earned you know what it's like to be resentful and angry and even murderous towards another human being you know what that's like because you have been bitten by the snake I saw why we've become gods opponents no maybe that is strange idea you to think of yourself to see yourself as god's opponent I'm not against god I haven't murdered anyone we don't have to be a murderer to be gods opponent see the only thing the servant has to do to to turn you against god is to get you to believe to get you to believe that you'll get to decide what is good and what is evil for you and then the serpent he can get you to pursue what you think is good for you and to be proud when you think good things come to you and to be angry and bitter wind evil things come to you and resentful when good things go to other people that's all the serpent has to do to turn you against god see we become gods opponents when we stop trusting god to be the judge of good and evil for us we become gods rivals and we on wittingly sometimes we attack god's good order and harmony and his creation and that's why god does this divine Judeo against us I was talking with a friend about this analogy between god's way in judo and he said that the better analogy is Akiko ice okay tell me about a key I don't know anything about Akito well turns out Akito is a little like judo you use the force of the attacker against them but Aquino is distinct because Aquino is concern for the well being of the attacker in a key you take measures you take steps not to hurt the person who's attacking you you you immobilize them you neutralize them but you are concerned about their well being and I said that's right that's what god does the US yes you guys doing to you because you are gods enemy but it's not use so much as it is sin inside of you you've been bitten your nature my nature all human nature has been so corrupted in ingrained in sin that we become enemies of god by association and so what Scott gonna do how is he going to crush the serpent in you and still save you he has some kinda divine Jude or a key or whatever you wanna call it some kind of merciful martial art he sent his son to where the human robe to wear our flesh to become our flesh to be calm sin and god damned sin in our flash in the crucifixion of Jesus and god when he raised Jesus from the dead he gave his spirit so that we could become his children so that we would trust him so that we would say like Jesus not my will but then I will be done the cross.
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"Members in a rock and throughout the region general Soleimani and is could force were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more general Soleimani also approved the attacks on the US embassy in Baghdad that took place this week The New York Times reported that according to a senior American official the mission was set in motion after the death of an American contractor on December twenty seventh during a rocket attack by in a runny and backed militia current and former American commanders and intelligence officials said the Thursday night's attack and drew upon a combination of highly classified information from informants electronic intercepts reconnaissance aircraft and other surveillance and look I think it's incredible how we're able to gather this kind information and execute such a precise attack like this and for all the grief that our intelligence agencies have gotten recently sometimes rightly so they deserve credit for their great work here the strike killed five people including the pro Iranian chief of an umbrella group for a rocky malicious the public relations tree for the umbrella group was also killed American officials said that multiple missiles hit the convoy in strike carried out by the joint special operations command the strikes followed a warning on Thursday afternoon from defense secretary mark asper who said the United States military would preemptively strike a running back forces in Iraq and Syria if there were signs the paramilitary groups were planning more attacks against American bases in personnel in the region one big question has been about whether or not solo money was planning attacks the latest reporting is that's all money travel to multiple countries in the region to plan specific attacks on US interests including US personnel and according to the most recent reporting intelligence suggested that Ronnie and plans were maturing and it became a strategic time to take him out the strikes come days after American forces bombed three outposts of an Iranian support a militia in Iraq and Syria in retaliation for the death of an American contractor in a rocket attack last week near the Iraqi city of Kerr cooped roll or Ronnie and militia members then marched on the American embassy on Tuesday basically imprisoning our diplomats inside for more than twenty four hours while thousands of militia members rioted outside they burn the embassies reception area planted Melissa flags on its roof and painting graffiti on its walls the militia members didn't enter the actual embassy building and they withdrew late Wednesday afternoon so why is this developments important the key figure in all of this is Qasem Soleimani Mirani in general who was killed in the airstrike he was one of the Iranian regime's most powerful figures he had a direct line to the Ayatollah and he was essentially the mastermind of Iran's regional strategy there's an excellent twenty thirteen profile so money by dexter Filkins in The New Yorker called the shadow commander and if you want to read it I tweeted out the link you can follow me again on Twitter at Ryan II Gorman it highlights once why someone money was such a monumental figure in the Middle East and here's a couple excerpts from that piece so money has sought to reshape the Middle East and runs favor working as a power broker and as a military force assassinating rivals arming outlines fan for most of a decade directing a network of militant groups that killed hundreds of Americans in Iraq his power comes mostly from his close relationship with Iran's ruler Ayatollah Khamenei the supreme leader who usually reserved his highest praise for fallen soldiers has referred to sell money as a living martyr of the revolution so the money is a hardline supporter of Iran's adore tarian system was remain mostly invisible to the outside world even as he runs agents and directs operations John McGuire former CIA officer and rock said so money is the single most powerful operative in the Middle East today so my money's strategy it is important to understand following the Iran Iraq war this Filkins lays out in his New York apiece Iran's leaders blame the Iraqi invasion on the west partly because we were aware of Saddam's plans ahead of time because we provided him with targeting information there was eventually used in chemical weapons attacks against Irani so Ron believed they were surrounded by enemies both in the region ends around the world the other big lesson Arron learned was that fighting a head to head confrontation was a bad idea they took major losses in that around Iraq conflict that led to the creation of the Kurds force would sell money ran thinking that forced as a combination of militant and state power Colbert behind the scenes working to build an ark of influence across the region something wrong calls its axis of resistance the geography of that axis is basically from the Gulf of Oman the world around Syria and Lebanon why Iran backs Hezbollah in Lebanon Shiite militias in Iraq and Bashar al-assad's and his regime in Syria what's really fascinating is that there have been times when we actually in essence worked with Solomonic after nine eleven a running into go she enters under the direction of Solomonic pass along a map detailing the locations of Taliban forces in Afghanistan our group the Iranian suppose they also turned over and al Qaeda operatives who we wanted so when it helped the Iranians they helped us after nine eleven the cooperation ended on President Bush labeled Iran as part of the axis of evil something they weren't too pleased with from there so the money directed deadly attacks on American forces in both Afghanistan and Iraq killing hundreds and injuring thousands now there were two instances in the past when bill George W. bush and Barack Obama were presented with opportunities to take out so the money both times they passed for fear of how move like that would escalate tensions with Iraq and now for the implications of the strike to no one's surprise around is about harsh revenge Ron supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei said that a harsh retaliation is waiting for the U. S. committee also named a replacement for selling money to the extent that someone as significant as him can be replaced over three thousand American troops are now heading to the region U. S. embassies in Bahrain Kuwait and Pakistan efficient security alerts the US embassy in Baghdad urged Americans to depart Iraq immediately when it comes to a potential response from Ron that impacts us here at home domestically administration officials appear to be most concerned with the cyber attack which Iran is capable of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short a trip to Greece to return to Israel to monitor the situation a rock Israel could certainly be a target of Iran's in terms of retaliation the Iraqi prime minister who has very close ties to Iran denounced the air strike as an act of aggression against Iraq that would light the fuse of war he also called it a massive breach of sovereignty so that's something to certainly keep an eye on as our presence in that country is important to our operations in the broader region and finally oil prices went up quite a bit the market went down today due to concerns about what type of retaliatory measure a Ron might take coming up next my thoughts on this escalating situation with Iran all laid out for in a moment a PM Tampa Bay.
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"Over three hours and in return general Soleimani gets thrown in three seconds over there so it's a it's one of the more equitable foreign exchange programs in that sense wonderful to be with you I mentioned and I was so back about the monks Stein cruise that we do have every yet I had these emails from people have been going to the wrong website or whatever because I never explain these things clearly it's actually mock's starring crews all one word starting with the why mock sign cruise dot com we did every a always have great fun it was of a lot of rush fans on it and I I think I'd said that this year would in the Somali Riviera is not right you know really don't want to miss that it's a bargain it's beautiful you can do you look from the deck could be a stateroom you can look out at all the Somali pirates seizing western vessels it's a beautiful sight you wouldn't see anything like it and the White House has showed us then gonna drive in us in the course of the cruise how I hope to see on that mocks dining cruise dot com rush is back Monday the news waits for no man not even Russian so we are starting the air the what the the B. B. C. chief international correspondent Coles the quote on quote mata of general Qassim Saloum on a a man with more blood on his hands than anybody else and as you can tell from our colds there's a real difference of opinion of this there's a lot of people who voted people a lot of people voted for trump because there was no support for these foreign football Shaver walls in other words the vote for trump was as much as anything a vote against bush era conservatism a because they didn't see they didn't say out connected with that lives the two elements of the trump fight I would say which I think if I'm right I believe the eight commentated goals Steve sailer first coined this phrase which is invade the world invite the world in other words all the people who are claiming that we need to boots on the ground in Ole two hundred countries around the planet also how old lady in favor of open borders and sold people disrupted by our military intervention say that when you on like you may have noticed every so often an Afghan goes crazy and stop stabbing people in a dot shopping center and you may start to wonder what actually all that so many Afghans living in Europe and North America that didn't seem to be so many Afghans around in about twenty years ago why is that yeah it's a question worth asking I'm we've heard we've heard today there are real differences of opinion about this I'd full down I'm I'm I'm absolutely I may nineteenth century imperialist a hundred years past its sell by date it's very difficult to be unknown imperial super bad some something that's for seriously been tried and America the after the second World War and it and it's you'd have unique global preeminence instead of deciding to do things the conventionally imperial way and said set up these international institutions by the United Nations that was supposed to ensure that everything ran smoothly and America is unusual in that respect and having seen what American intervention in places that it's not really terribly interested in going into looks like in Iraq and Afghanistan no one is going to recommend that for third experiment or even Libya Libya was completely unnecessary Libya we did because Hillary Clinton felt that she ought to have a country that she'd invaded too and so we we decided to topple Libya and we set it in motion something that is absolutely destabilize large parts of Europe in which all the ports in Libya now are controlled by ISIS when not good at this and if you know good at something you should recognize it anybody knows this if you're a parent you you might want your little girl to be a ballet dancer so you give a ballet dances and after a couple the is you decide even as a loving parent that it's like watching some club footed elephant got a clue wonder around the stage and you want to and you want to stop it at its you gonna so because she isn't any good at it and went on actually very good at these big invasions and occupations we really aren't am and pitifully so in Afghanistan and in Iraq it's even worse because we are we in a sense a a handy cute took our victory you people make a big deal about the pallets of dollar bills that are Obama handed over to the supreme leader in in Tehran the supreme leader as he Bhama lexical him I'm but the pilots are cheap can by comparison with handing over the American victory in Iraq to Tehran which is actually what we did and we've had coal set up understand people think the trump is somehow betraying his campaign promise when he does things like that no we have to find a better way we have to say look at right now everybody in America is monitored we've had things like the these FISA courts these we usually FISA judges massing all if only we'd known that the F. B. I. was giving us all this fake information when we rubber stamp that Pfizer applications we would never have done of these judges are hideous squish judges rubber stamping multi a monitoring and surveillance of American citizens well why don't we do that to foreigners you know if if if all to page can be monitored the years on end because it suits the deep state as a way of back during into the trump campaign why don't we do that to people on the planet who actually matter who are actually bad guys you know if we can monitor conta page round the clock at public expense why don't we monitor Baghdadi insulin Mani and every once in awhile whom take them out and that's that's something America can do and and and and until we have actually been essentially a mass clear around at the Pentagon and the and and and all this generally ineffectual generally ineffectual general staff that is presided over these this ineffectual war mongering and I think you can you know I I remember I remember in the early years of this going to say rami at the Pentagon Rumsfeld any people have difficulties with Rumsfeld I'm and if you want to talk about that I'm happy I'm happy to talk about he made an interesting point to me about how it's old but impossible for the civilian controlled aspect to the military to impose its will in part this is because the Congress Congress as he put it to me Congress we won't give you any money for anything you want to do but insists on keeping on giving you money for things you don't want to do so this is still a big room somewhere in the Pentagon basement where all these highly paid experts go down there and get him out what would happen if a country that no longer exists I. E. the Soviet Union was to send troops over the east German play you know so was still wargaming things will slow to thirty is out of date and we were not able to effect the new Richard we were not able to get up to speed on when the new walls the new kind of war that was needed to be waged in the twenty first century they they in the British in the Canadian and and and the British Commonwealth tradition that what they used to call parade generals when war breaks out you're stuck with parade generals and in the first six months of the war you redeploy all those generals to irrelevant desk job somewhere or you give them out early retirement and non parade generals IE wool waging generals aboard in to replace them but instead America went to war with parade generals we had absolutely stupid politically correct things in Afghanistan by Ken handing out this sentimental pap this book called three cups of tea by some guy was a fake book the book was a fraud he claimed to have had some policy for use I can do go to who'd gone to Afghanistan and the whole premise of the book is that when you had three cups of tea with an Afghan he's your friend for life yeah he may be your friend for your life until the point where he pulls out his gun and puts a booklet in you but three cups of tea they will give a get out the bed to go to foot so full of sentimental pap multi multi diverse city twits they were putting that in it in in every soldiers kit bag as he shipped out but for dealer book that fraudulent utterly for Dylan no nothing book I'm and so naturally naturally the the the the left bailed on on the war on terror instantly and the claim that the new torture chambers what Abby grape the right salad on it because because these deaths a pitiful you know when you're being killed by the people your training this guy so my mommy he was the guy who who develop eight one of these great skills out was developing penetrative means in other words for these road side I. E. D.'s that can blast their way through the most sophisticated weaponry in the world so my mind he was the guy who had those things developed he's a serious bad guy at some point if you come eight you have to find a new way of doing things and right now what trump's doing looks like a small way of doing things don't get me involved when occupying Recca when not okay applying the Sunni triangle we're just taking out guys who cat Ciaran so if you don't want to be taken out done catcher only that's so difficult and it's easy for us to do and if you don't to be on the receiving end it's easy for you not to be on the receiving end much sign in for Russia it's the end of the week you know what that means apparently nothing.
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"Studies it's a great program guys like me get to come here and drone on the hair for over three hours and in return general Soleimani gets thrown in three seconds over there since it's one of the more equitable foreign exchange programs in that sense wonderful to be with you I mentioned and I was set back about the monks Stein cruise that we do have every yet I had these emails from people have been going to the wrong website or whatever it is I never explain these things clearly it's actually mock's starring crews all one word starting with the why Moxon crews don't calm we did every a always have great phone was of a lot of rush fans on it and I I think I said to the this year within the Somali Riviera is that right you know I mean you don't want to miss that it's a bargain it's beautiful you can do you look from the deck could be a stateroom you can look out at all the Somali pirates seizing Weston vessels it's a beautiful site you won't see anything like it and the White House has showed us then I'm gonna drive in us in the course of the creative style I hope to see on that mocks dining cruise dot com rush is back Monday the news waits for no man not even Russian so we are starting the air the what the the B. B. C. chief international correspondent Coles the quote on quote mata of general Qassim Saloum on a a man with more blood on his hands than anybody else and as you can tell from our colds there's a real difference of opinion of this there's a lot of people who vote in the poll a lot of people voted for trump because there was no support for these foreign for bush ever walls in other words the vote for trump was as much as anything a vote against bush era conservatism a because they didn't see them they didn't say I connected with that lives the two elements of the trump fight I would say which I think if I'm right I believe a commentator goal Steve sailer first coined this phrase which is invade the world invite the world in other words all the people who are claiming that we need to boots on the ground in Ole two hundred countries around the planet also how old lady in favor of open borders and sold people disrupted by our military intervention say that when you on like you may have noticed every so often an Afghan goes crazy and stop stabbing people in a dot shopping center and you may some to wonder why actually all that so many Afghans living in Europe and North America they didn't seem to be so many Afghans around in about twenty years ago why is that yeah it's a question worth asking I'm we've heard we've heard today there are real differences of opinion about this I'd full down I'm I'm I'm absolutely I may nineteenth century imperialist a hundred years past its sell by date it's very difficult to be unknown imperial super bad it's not something that's for seriously been tried and America the after the second World War and it and it's you'd have unique global preeminence instead of deciding to do things the conventionally imperial way instead set up these international institutions by the United Nations that was supposed to ensure that everything ran smoothly and America is unusual in that respect and having seen what American intervention in places that it's not really terribly interested in going into looks like in Iraq and Afghanistan no one is going to recommend that for third experiment or even Libya Libya was completely unnecessary Libya we did because Hillary Clinton felt that she ought to have a country that she'd invaded too and so we we decided to topple Libya and we set it in motion something that is absolutely destabilize large parts of Europe in which all the ports in Libya now are controlled by ISIS when not good at this and if you don't good at something you should recognize it anybody knows this if you're a parent you you might want your little girl to be a ballet dancer so you give a ballet dancers and after company is you decide even as a loving parent that it's like watching some club footed elephant gonna put a little wonder around the stage and you want to and you want to stop it as you go to so because she isn't any good at it and went on actually very good at these big invasions and occupations we really aren't am and pitifully so in Afghanistan and in Iraq it's even worse because we are we in a sense a a handy Q. it took our victory if they will make a big deal about the pallets of dollar bills that are Obama handed over to the supreme leader and in Tehran the supreme leader was he Bhama lexical them but the pilots are cheap can the by comparison with handing over the American victory in Iraq to Tehran which is actually what we did and we had pulls it out I understand people think the trump is somehow betraying his campaign promise when he does things like that no we have to find a better way we have to say look right now everybody in America is monitored we've had things like the these FISA courts these were usually FISA judges massing all if only we'd known that the FBI was giving us all this fake information when we rubber stamp that Pfizer applications we would never have done of these judges are hideous squish judges rubber stamping multi a monitoring and surveillance of American citizens well why don't we do that to foreigners you know if if if called to page can be monitored the years on end because it suits the deep state as a way of back during into the trump campaign why don't we do that to people on the planet who actually matter who are actually bad guys you know if we can monitor conta page round the clock at public expense why don't we monitor Baghdadi insulin Mani and every once in awhile mmhm take them out and that's that's something America can do and and and and until we have actually the essentially a mass clean around at the Pentagon and the and and and all this generally ineffectual it did generally ineffectual general staff that is presided over these this ineffectual war mongering and I think you can you know I I don't remember I'm in the in the early years of this going to say rami at the Pentagon Rumsfeld any people have difficulties with Rumsfeld I'm and if you want to talk about that I'm happy I'm happy to talk about he made an interesting point to me about how it's old but impossible for the civilian controlled aspect to the military to impose its will involve this is because the Congress Congress as he put it to me Congress we won't give you any money for anything you want to do but insists on keeping on giving you money for things you don't want to do so this is still a big room somewhere in the Pentagon basement where all these highly paid experts go down there and get him out what would happen if a country that no longer exists I. E. the Soviet Union well to send troops over the east German play you know so is still wargaming things roles for the thirty is out of date and we will not able to effect the new Richard we were not able to get up to speed on when the new walls the new kind of war that was needed to be waged in the twenty first century they they in the British in the Canadian and and and the British Commonwealth tradition that what they used to call parade generals when war breaks out you're stuck with parade generals and in the first six months of the war you redeploy all those generals to irrelevant desk job somewhere or you give them out early retirement and non parade generals IE wool waging generals aboard in to replace them but instead America went to war with parades generals we had absolutely stupid politically correct things in Afghanistan by Ken handing out this sentimental pap this book called three cups of tea by some guy was a fake book the book was a fraud he claimed to have had some policy for use I can do go to who'd gone to Afghanistan and the whole premise of the book is that when you had three cups of tea with an Afghan he's your friend for life yeah he may be your friend for your life until the point where he pulls out his gun and puts a booklet in you but for a cab to take they will give a get out the bed to go to full time full of sentimental pap multi multi diverse city twits they were putting that in it in in every soldiers kit bag as he shipped out but for deland book that fraudulent utterly for Dylan no nothing book and us so naturally naturally the the the the left bailed on on the war on terror instantly and the claim that the new torture chambers what Abby gray the right salad on it because because these deaths a pitiful you know when you're being killed by the people your training this guy so my money he was the guy who who develop eight one of these great skills out was developing penetrative means in other words for these road side I. E. D.'s that can blast their way through the most sophisticated weaponry in the world so my mind he was the guy who had those things developed he's a serious bad guy at some point if you come eight you have to find a new way of doing things and right now what trump's doing looks like a small way of doing things don't get me involved when occupying Recca when not okay applying the Sunni triangle we're just taking out guys who cat Ciaran so if you don't want to be taken out don't catch Charlie that's so difficult and it's easy for us to do and if you don't to be on the receiving end it's easy for you not to be on the receiving end much sign in for Russia it's the end of the week you know what that means I only nothing.
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"A top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani was the second most powerful leader in Iran serving as the right hand to Ayatollah Khamenei he was responsible for exporting the Iranian revolution for the past forty years so money had become a fixture in Baghdad making a number of recent trips to Baghdad in recent months but this time the US military was waiting U. S. officials tell me they had eyes on celeb money as he flew from Lebanon to Iraq and armed American drone with waiting over head after he exited the plane in his convoy prepared to leave the airport compound boxes Jennifer Griffin today it turns out not many people knew that those air strikes were coming there is some push back on Capitol Hill because it appears that the trump administration did not brief key members of Congress head of the striking a rock that took out a running a military commander Qassem Soleimani typically was known as the gang of eight receives a heads up on issues like this that includes the Senate and house leaders from both parties and the bipartisan leaders of the Senate and house intelligence committees speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement that the full Congress must be briefed on the situation and the next steps the administration is considering Karen Travers ABC news Washington Iran is Valen harsh vengeance now against the United States in the wake of the general staff preliminary numbers say at least four people died on Ohio's roads during the new year's eve and new year's day holiday troopers say two of those deaths were the result of people not wearing a seat belt another death was related to an OB I crash meanwhile the new year is also bringing another reminder to Ohio driver's as Brianna but Daines of dot points out even in snow and ice it's important for drivers to slow down for all vehicles with flashing lights well most drivers thank you they seem to know that you should have to make over or police and fire emergency via hello but we are always trying to get the word out that also includes tow trucks construction and maintenance vehicle no clouds they want to go home to their families their loved ones at the end of the day just like you I the Danes says it's all about safe driving pay attention to signs and follows speed limits I'm Alise Ching Gary news radio six ten WTVN Columbus police now say a mother and daughter killed in a house fire yesterday with the victims of a double murder suicide Nerissa Distin Gary Morrison and their toddler Serena Morris were pronounced dead Wednesday night at home one retriever wrote police believe that Gary started the blaze and that the mother and her child were victims Ohio daycare centers have until July in order to receive a star rating from the state or they will lose public funding the system awards up to five stars to facilities that.
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"Qasem Soleimani we have all become general Soleimani I don't mercy be upon is the soul of general Sunday in the name of god and still monies vehicle was struck on an access road near Baghdad International Airport in a rock Ron supreme leader has promised a harsh retaliation is waiting for America and some Democrats are condemning president trump for authorizing the attack Bernie Sanders tweeting this when I voted against the war in Iraq in two thousand two I feared it would lead to greater destabilization of the region that fear unfortunately turned out to be true the US has lost approximately forty five hundred brave troops tens of thousands have been wounded and we've spent trillions entry Yang tweeting war with the rain is the last thing we need and it's not the will of the American people we should be acting to de escalate tensions and protect our people in the region meanwhile South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham told fox news this morning president trump's actions send a message to America's enemies around the world come after Americans on president trump's watch you do so at your peril all the things that fool fool money had done in the past for real but he's not there today because of what he did in the past is there today because he miscalculated for president trump would do regarding future attacks the US embassy in Baghdad is urging all Americans to leave a rock immediately the state department also issued a warning telling Americans not to approach the embassy in the Iraqi capital president trump tweeted this morning Arron never won a war but never lost a negotiation it's not exactly clear what the president meant by the tweet keep right here for the very latest on this developing story it is a pivotal day in court for the trump administration and its efforts to keep its former White House counsel from testifying before Congress as Democrats are demanding a three judge federal appeals court panel will hear oral arguments today on the justice department's claim that former White House counsel don McGann has absolute immunity against having to testify the ongoing inquiry into the impeachment of president trump the democratic led house won the case at the District Court level but is now trying to fend off efforts by the justice department to overturn that decision at the lower court level an appointee of president Obama ruled that completely excusing began from testifying would give president trump for any president monarch like powers that the framers of the constitution did not envision it's the news many cowboys fans have been waiting for ESPN reports of the Dallas Cowboys have decided to enter the twenty twenty season without Jason Garrett as the team's head coach a formal announcement is expected no later than tomorrow San Antonio may only have one to one major league sports team but the city is quickly cornering the market on major events the US army all American bowl which features the best high school players in the country has signed on for another four years in the Alamodome Iran Nierenberg says it reinforces San Antonio's images a destination city the most important challenges that any city has overcome when.