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Republican Congressman vs. David C. Smalley

Dogma Debate

06:03 min | Last month

Republican Congressman vs. David C. Smalley

"Let's jump straight in. Because i want to bring our guest in on the conversation immediately. He's a former congressman from virginia's fifth district he's now nc are is chief strategist and author of bigfoot. It's complicated which. I really hope we have time to get into and i really hope. He's still a republican. Let's find out join me in welcoming denver riggleman to the show. Thanks for joining me today. Sir thanks for having me sir. Oh well you heard that with us for the first time it just came out moments ago. What are your thoughts. So i'd like to state as we start here. The president trump reid tweeted a few months ago that the joe biden. Kill seal team six. I think god you're right. No you know. That's and that's what i was when i was listening to that speech after what i heard Down near the white house right before the siege on the capital. In fact that i've been in. Congress have been in the house. And i knew some of those people that spoke like madison call or mo brooks of talked to many times Don jr. meant obviously rudy giuliani I've met obviously and and what i really saw. Their david was absolute Language to incite really. It happened over the months and months and to hear that right now. My my first reaction is not really a politician but as an intelligence officer and something counter-terrorism like somebody's very afraid of the senate trial for impeachment. I thought the same thing Michael came in a few seconds in michael goes. Looks like a hostage video like he looks like he like. It's not really his words. He just feels the need to say these things he had to. I mean you know. The thing is is that his his term does end. I know that there are some people that are still listening to pastures and trucks talking about biblical prophecy that president trump is right now hidden a bunker and mike. Flynn is going to be the next vice president but by the way that's true. I just saw this video two days ago. One hundred eighty five thousand likes david on a facebook video from some dude in a truck saying that you know he's a pastor and had biblical prophecy and he just went through the whole cunanan thing and i just shaking my head about the ridiculousness out there. But he still wants to keep his brand to. He's got to make money. And how's he going to do that. And i think there's a lot of things you need to worry about. And that speech was the copa. That was so too late and show not anything that he said before that very hard to believe men. You're spot on. I mean. I i you know about damn time is the first reaction and then does he even believe the stuff he's saying is the second reaction So late you know so late to the party So that so that my listeners have a little bit background as to why this conversation between the two of us is so important You know you're you're only a former congressman because apparently you weren't conservative enough for your district right you. You lost to someone who was far more conservative and on top of that. I've seen you. I've seen pictures. Anyway of you officiating. Same sex wedding so you don't sound very republican the to us sir. What's going what's going on over there. Why are you so open minded and logical. You know when iran. You know. i've only been. I don't know people know this about me. I was i was a ceo. sell my company in two thousand twelve doing counterterrorism and counterintelligence work. Could you know not. Only that i can. I can go back in time. If i told you the crazy stuff. I've done like we mission plan. The first bombing runs death in afghanistan for nine eleven. that was our squadron. It was me Oman training omanis on. F16 sixteen operations in two thousand and ninety nine. I was on. The romanian serbian border for operation. Allied for trying to stop ethnic cleansing. I've had a hell of a life and that's just the beginning counter idea. Actually our team that was tracking sulejmani and two thousand six two thousand seven so when people saw my resume like this son of a gun never been in politics before when i ran as a republican i was asked to because the my predecessor had to resign because of alcoholism. Which is a little ironic. Since i'm going to stiller. I one on accident one by one. Vote against a christian. Dominion est They called me a baby killing sodomite But i thought if if practicality and i was a good guy team player like in my military days voted independently when i had to I thought i would see that. I care about people more than the career. Because i didn't need the paycheck and sadly after the same sex wedding david conspiracy theory started about me that i was working for soros to turn children into alternative lifestyles by funding schools. To teach that doug gay sex was okay. And that i really started saying cunanan was turning and blossom and this was back in twenty nineteen and since my background is in you tracking isis and al qaeda and disinformation and radicals. I said this also looks like that. We have almost the same type of thing here. We have people that are using language of dehumanisation and antisemitic. Tropes to go after people. And you know it's like a lot my book right. It's about bigfoot belief systems and take over people's lives so really been a hell of a time for me. I never thought that My family we get death threats You know i never you know. I never thought that. I can tell you this. Now that somebody would remove the lug nuts are in them all up on my right front tire at a rally where i came out and felt funny and took it to a shop and look like they tried to hurt me pretty bad so this has been one of my life has been like for the past two years david. And guess what athem you know. This is what they want to bring it. Bring it because i got fifty acres of distillery and i'm a second amendment guy and but i'm also a free thinker and pretty socially libertarian. So i don't know where. I fit bud

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"sulejmani" Discussed on The Thinking Atheist

The Thinking Atheist

02:03 min | 2 months ago

"sulejmani" Discussed on The Thinking Atheist

"Ancient priests voice box using a three d. printer and then they used their recreated vocal cord to recreate what he may have sounded like when he spoke three thousand years ago. I mean imagine you. And i pass away. Somebody scans are vocal cords and thousands of years later. Our voice is still being hurt. That's just wild. January second iranian general kacem sulejmani killed in a us drone strike. So lemani the head of a major force carrying out overseas terror attacks. He was known as a ruthless killer considered the second most powerful person in the theocracy of iran and according to the pentagon was for the deaths of hundreds of american and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more sulejmani was killed in a us air strike at baghdad. International airport president. Donald trump said the strike was necessary to stop an imminent attack walking that language. Back a little bit to speak more. In terms of deterrence the country splits on the merits of the drone strike. Some people said sulejmani was a monster he needed to be neutralized before he heard somebody else. Others said it was a violation of international law and an arbitrary execution since the strike. Tensions between the us and iran have only escalated january. The ukrainian flight seven five two crashed in tehran. Hundred and seventy six people dead. Iran said it was shot down by accident after they mistook it for a threat on that same day. More than a dozen missiles launched from iran onto military bases than housed american soldiers. No deaths many injuries. The attack was believed to be retaliatory for the assassination soleimani january.

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"sulejmani" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

The Ben Shapiro Show

02:00 min | 1 year ago

"sulejmani" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

"In Iraq as the world's top terrorist whereas Sulejmani orchestrated the deaths of countless men women and children. He directed the December assault and went onto assault old. US forces in Iraq was actively planning new attacks when we hit him very hard. And that's why last month at my direction should the US military executed a flawless precision strike. That killed Salamone and terminated his evil reign of terror forever the message to the terrorists you will never escape American justice if you attack our citizens you forfeit your life in recent months. We have seen gene proud. Iranians raise their voices against their oppressive rulers. The Iranian regime must abandoned his pursuit of nuclear weapons stop spreading terror terra death and destruction and start working for the good of its own people because of our powerful sanctions. The Iranian economy is doing very very poorly. We can help them make a very good and short time recovery. It can all go very quickly but perhaps they are too proud or too foolish to ask for that help. We are here. Let's see which road they choose. It is totally up to them.

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Does killing Soleimani really change anything in the Middle East?

Between The Lines

13:38 min | 1 year ago

Does killing Soleimani really change anything in the Middle East?

"For a generation Iran's May General Sulejmani he was a consequential Fica League in the Persian Gulf for the Americans in the region Sunnis? He was a terrorist mastermind for the Iranians the Assad regime in Syria Hezbollah in Lebanon. Sulejmani was a hero who protected the Shia cresent in the region. So it's no wonder the Iranian generals death via a drone attack attack in Baghdad. That was a huge news story. Earlier this month cast into the money rainy and military commander assassinated in the US drone strike on mm struggling marks a huge escalation coming just days at was revered by Iran supporters in proxies being blamed for the deaths of hundreds of Americans in the Middle East over the we took took action last night to stop a war. What comes next? What's the broader strategy? Here we did not take action to start a war. Your since the American killing of Sulejmani Tehran launched a missile strike on your spices in Iraq and in the process mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian Ilana carrying one hundred seventy six passengers something. The Mullah's had initially denied responsibility but crucially the Iranians signings avoided killing Americans. which was the red line? The president trump has drawn. US military response. So we'll this episode. Leave Iran Ryan stronger or is tyron now more isolated than ever and what is the showdown between Tehran and Washington Maine for Iraq the US military Tori prisons there and Iran's nuclear ambitions. Danny Applica- is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington and Co host of the AAAGH. Ah podcast what the Hell is going on. Making sense of the world get identity. Hey Tom and I'm in. Sokoll is author of Iran Rausing the survival and and future of the Islamic Republic and CO author of Islam beyond borders the Oma in world politics. Welcome back to Iran. How good morning now? Also Amani abetted genocide in Syria to keep the Assad regime in power. He's responsible for the deaths of many American troops. He armed Hezbollah in. Lebanon with rockets is to attack. Innocent Israelis killed many innocent Sunnis in Iraq. So I mean isn't the world better off without Sulejmani. Were president trump. I think so. And also quite a number of American allies in the region Probably I think the same way but at the same time demand was a national hero and in fact that he was the one of the top strategic brains behind Iran's overseas operations and expansion of eight onion influence in the region. I will just support related to the fair that it only leadership has about the possibility of an American attack or an Israeli attack on a combined and attack. But let me see this Tom that nobody is commendable. dimitris full of commanders. Top commanders into the Nobel Prize winners and so on General money is being replaced And I think e to the debt is a widespread view in the West. That if you bump one or two individuals isn't the situation is going to get better We duty cold in history that take for example a Prime Minister Anthony Eden go around the nineteen fifties and calling for the elimination of Jamaa Nasser as the national president of Egypt and has was that this man is removed from a then. Everything will be fine. Nothing died in nine hundred. Seventy and a situation has not improved a cold and and at the same thing was said to be so I mean the point though. Is that knocking off Salomon. He's not going to make a great deal of difference. But also can I just add to this Dani salamone and these Iranian backed Shia proxies. They did help inadvertently into why help. America Islamic state. So does it worry you that people cheering the loudest about this. Guy's death other suny jihadists in there are slighted areas in the desert and the mountains of Iraq and Syria. I don't think they're the ones who are cheering the loudest I. I think you heard pretty loud cheering from here. I think you heard some plenty of loud cheering in In Iraq and Lebanon and and elsewhere throughout throughout the region. Look you know. I think it's important to acknowledge that. That as the head of the cuts force Qassem Soleimani was a very powerful folks very influential very strategic and very effective leader and he brought that effectiveness to things. That would terrible And the arming of Hezbollah. The murderer of half million Syrians. The arming of mass. The arming of in Yemen. We could go on for a while here but but But he did all of those things but when when the challenge was from Sundays you had is. He helped set up and guide ride. The hoste. Shabby the popular mobilization units in Iraq that That that ended up being part of the battle to to defeat Isis. The problem here is that every situation in the region is is more complicated than the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Just because Stalin Fort with us to defeat Nazi Germany did not make stolen a good guy. And if you look at these anti-regime protests some and. I've been breaking out in Iran since Tehran admitted that its military military shot down. A Ukrainian passenger Ilana have the Iranians overreached because despite the Iranian successes in Iraq Syria and Lebanon on on their rule out officials sites there on stable they print across he so have the Iranians overreached. There's no doubt that many Iranians feel about the Ashim and today have protested over the last few months in order to bring about A structural reforms today as a system of governance and economy which is setting enormously under represent- trump's sanctions but has the Iran overreached. What are I pointed out earlier I mean Iran does fear a a very strongly as possible American that much Israeli combined attack and therefore what update on your the humans done his belt reasonable security and press such for itself which would really want? Shepherdess Arafat at all costs but that does not necessarily Saudi mean that Iran is only Aggressive power in the region aggressive actor in the region. I mean. Let's not forget that that that the destabilization Iraq really started the two thousand three. US invasion of that country. Okay so the. The American invasion of Iraq helped Iran on because it overturned the suny state and it created a Shia majority Stein. I saw a natural law with the Shia brethren in Tehran following following on from that Danny shortly a problem about striking at pro Iranian sheeham paramilitary groups as trump has done is the now part of the Iraqi state. So is it any wonder. Washington's increasingly modulation is part of the world. First of all. I think it's offensive talk about Shiites. As if they're all some sort of monolith. The share of Iraq are Arabs. The Shia of Iran are Persians. These these are different people this. These two countries Shia versus Shia fought a bloody war for eight years in which there were one million casualties casualties in the nineteen eighties. The notion that somehow Iraq is a natural satellite or or or or slave to Iran is wrong Iran has chosen to try to dominate that country and demonstrations throughout the central and southern part of Iraq. Over the last month have been against Iranian domination the Iranian consulate in Jeff was burned to the ground at the end of last year not by Sonny's he's not by Sunni jihadis not by Isis not by Kurds but by Shiites carrying placards yelling out to out for Iran. Get Out of our country and I think that that is absolutely right to suggest that Iran has gained more influence in Iraq since the demise of Saddam Hussein. I I guess I I'm just not that big a fan of Saddam Hussein and the and the stability that he brought to Iraq. I wish that the United States had done more in the aftermath of the wall. I think thinks that we I think that we failed miserably. In many instances I think it was absolutely fatal in two thousand eleven when at a time of genuine stability in Iraq Iraq. President Obama withdrew troops and really provided the opportunity for Isis. To rise up again. My guest Daniel Placate from the American Enterprise Institute. And I'm in Sokoll. He's the author of Iran rausing and Islam beyond borders. I mean how would you respond to all of this. Because we've got these tensions here between Tehran Iran and Washington and the Iranian backed Shia politicians released most of them in Baghdad. I support if not closer ties with Tehran. They want the the Americans out of Iraq. But don't the sooners and the Kurds fee for the Iranian intrusion in Iraqi sovereignty. I absolutely and of course sir. The APP is not only the president of the American so who'd be which are being the opposed to in Iraq but also the presence of eight onions there. No question Ah about that but at the same time if we know that the majority of the Iraqi population is made up of the Shiites and some powerful elements among the Shiites have got the value equals relationship and relationship. What they don't know in the meantime ago? The Iraqi parliament release the iranian-backed Majority Shia legislators I support the withdrawal of US troops Danny now given trump's ambivalence about the region and the fact that he was elected impact to get the US out of the so-called forever awards isn't a US military withdrawal from Iraq. Just what trump and many war-weary Americans want. Well it's kind of funny. Isn't it because we start off talking about the you know the Iranians and what they want and and of course. The number one goal is to get the Americans out of the region and that is in fact the instruction is that has gone out to all of their proxy groups. All around the region. Is You need to step up activities to get the Americans out. Then we've got the president of the United States. It's who dearest and fondest goal is to get American troops out of the region so so a couple weeks after killing Kassim Sulaimaniyah. We have this unbelievably in coherent bizarre response. Where we where we're doing exactly what the around him one let? This is what Donald Trump has to sort out. He has to sort out whether he's the president. He's the kind minded president who who leads in a forthright fashion against men like costume ceremony. Who Seek to destabilize the region and extend Iran's hegemony Germany or he is going to be the kind of president that like Bernie Sanders like Barack Obama wants to turn around and high tail fin is to the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump's uh-huh Washington energy independent America Stein fought these endless wars danny well A? They aren't endless wars. We have lost fewer people in these. This was than than than we lost a single day in World War Two so while they are conflicts that have continued on and off to a certain extent. You know the notion Shen that we've been sold that somehow we've still got one hundred and fifty thousand troops on the ground and losing them at a rapid pace is just wrong. We lost six in Syria. I I mourn every single one of them but the Kurds lost eleven thousand in their fight against Isis. So what what. What is the reason? We'll tell you very straightforwardly woodley because every time we turn tail every time someone says let's get out of that bloody Middle East. Let's pay attention to something fun. Like Asia and you'd like that. Tom Would now but hang on your way but every time we say that we end up being dragged back because the dynamics in the region of the ones that bring us back we need. We need a long-term solution that lets us. Stay away for good rather than one where we run away. Anita did it come back every single decade I mean the two thousand fifteen nuclear deal Provided tyron with as much as apparently one hundred fifty billion dollar windfall. Aw and certainly many people who are skeptical of the deal side that the Iranian spent lavishly arming the Shia militias across the region. So what it was trump right to pull the US out of the deal and instead impose maximum Prussia built around these economic sanctions on Iran. I think he was totally wrong and and I can care. There has been a backlash president. Trump's would would you withdrawal has a basically a provoked said that on Not to really go for the for police. Speed to in order to rebuild that they have nuclear program and. I think you're going to really do that. And of course that also carries the risk of a possible confrontation from tation between the United States and Iran possibly Israeli attacks on Iran and that could easily dissolved in a regional warfare. That at the end nobody may may be able to control it Danny. Any I mean a lively debate. Thanks so much for being back on. ABC

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A Timeline of Recent Events in US-Iran Relations

Over The Edge

08:56 min | 1 year ago

A Timeline of Recent Events in US-Iran Relations

"Off. We are going to go over a little. Bit of a timeline found him put put together. That kinda goes over. Recent events obviously our history with Iran goes back tens of not a hundred years But I just kind of want to go over the recent the The relevant history in current events and it starts July fourteenth of two thousand fifteen on the US and Iran and some a few other nations announced the nuclear deal and Iran the US and four other UN permanent members announced that they have reached a comprehensive deal regarding Iran's nuclear their program. Iran agreed to limit its uranium enrichment which obviously is making nuclear weapons and allow international inspectors into the country in exchange change for a lifting of trade sanctions primarily concerning oil then July sixteenth of two thousand sixteen now so year pretty much the year after this has happened the US and Europe lifted the sanctions on Iran asked promise in the nuclear deal and the very next day. The Obama Administration issued a new sanctions against eleven people and companies with leak to Iran's ballistic missile program. Now twenty seventeen trump extend sanctions waiver So what pretty much happened is the trump administration renewed sanctions waivers. That were in part because of the AH Iran nuclear deal and then may eighth of two thousand eighteen so another year head the US R- withdrawals from the from the Iran. Nuclear deal on this this kind of big news back in two thousand eighteen if you guys remember that or not but president trump announced that the US will withdraw from the Iranian nuclear agreement and implements a maximum pressure sure campaign in an attempt to force Iran to negotiate a new deal. So you heard this in trump's campaign as well as two thousand eighteen was going on trump was really unhappy. Happy With the deal that Obama had made with Iran whether or not that was a political move because Obama had made the plan and he just wasn't a fan of that and wanted Anatole renegotiate it As he does. Or if it was a serious problem with the deal that he was unhappy with either way In response wants Iran says it will exceed the caps for uranium-enriching as outlined by the Iran. Nuclear deal international nuclear watchdogs later confirmed that Iran Iran had exceeded its limits That were set out in the twenty fifteen deal so now April eighth of Twenty nineteen so this is a a month and a year after the. US had originally withdraw from the Iran. Nuclear deal in Iran had exceeded its limits trump trump designates the Iran Islamic Revolutionary Guard corpse as a foreign terrorist organization is the first time the US has declared part of another national government as a terrorist organization. So kind of big news. These are not small claims that were being made by the trump administration. And during this time time from May to October of two thousand nineteen so not not may when the US withdrawal from The Iran nuclear deal but from May to October of of twenty nine thousand nine the US Iran tensions had ramped up a ton because of and this is another kind of current event. That was going on back then. The oil tanker explosions now. Now there was officially. No I guess conclusive evidence that directly pointed to Iran or like the Iranian government having exploded. Order these oil tankers but a series of attacks on these oil tankers near the Straits of who who mas which is in the Oman or the Gulf of Oman? I believe Tensions between the US just skyrocketed the US blamed Iran for the tax on the oil tankers are sailing under Saudi Arabian Japanese US and British flags in response. US attempts to seize an Iranian Oil Tanker K now November twenty nineteen Iranian Iranian riots over economic concerns. Start to begin and over the course of the next four days Iran's riots in the streets in opposition to the increase in oil prices mainly they do to sanctions that were being put on and all this drama that was occurring international estimates. That more than three hundred people were killed in the government. Crackdown on this demonstration. The trump trump administration in response sharply criticized the Iranian government for how it handled these protests killed three hundred of its people while okay now were in December thirty first so and other month forward From the riots and twenty nineteen and this is probably something you may be able to remember now if you're listening to this when it came amount of course the MILTA- members attacked US embassy embassies in Baghdad. So the Iraqi demonstrators as well so Iraq Iran Iran different different countries Iraqi demonstrators and Iran backed milita members break into the US embassy in Baghdad and set. Fire To the embassy in this was in response to the American airstrikes that killed members of Iran. Back Milita The previous weekend so now going forward. Here's here's our big news. This is where all the world war three means. came from this is where all the main drama in recent events have came from the. US killed General Solo Mommy Sulejmani Yeah so the. US killed Iran's top general title as well as Iraqi military leaders boo muddied in a drone strike in Baghdad. So Iraq Iraq really Kinda and I got the worst of this because Baghdad is in Iraq not Iran and they got bombed or not bomb but launched missile twice once by Iran trying in to attack the US and then by the US trying to attack Iran. Obviously only one of those were successful. The one that killed the Iranian general but then now skipping Ford I five days or in January eighth now so this is what I just kind of mentioned Iran launch missiles onto basis and Iraq where soldiers are stationed in relationship with the killing of their general. No casualties were reported the same morning. A Ukrainian airliner crashed crashed. Quotation marks around crashed after taking off from Iran the US officials say that Iran shot down with two Russian surface to air missiles. There is some video footers. I believe that was put out by BBC of a plane that was flying. And you see this huge explosion in the air and later you hear her a a giant explosion through the sound And that is claimed to be the Ukrainian airliner that was supposedly shot down Now Day later. US retaliates was sanctioned. So this is the first kind of official sanctions that came in after the. US had left the nuclear ordeal all the way back in two thousand eighteen so January ninth trump announces. His administration will impose new sanctions on Iran in response to the missile strike. The next day Secretary Secretary of state. Mike pompeo Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin outlined the details of the sanctions which target the construction manufacturing actioning mining textile industries and of course oil industries these sanctions also name eight Iranian officials within these sanctions. Two days after this January the eleventh Iran finally admitted that the Ukrainian airliner was shot down and quotation marks the end by mistake and the admission sparked protests in in Tehran and elsewhere against Iranian leaders. So a little more context. I want to add to this. Timeline is first of all the funeral that happened. For General Sulejmani Sulejmani reporter said that it encompassed almost are actually not almost more than a million people attended of this man's funeral and in case you guys were curious or didn't really get it in the mainstream media. I think it was Kinda not reported on as much as more just like. Oh we killed Tim. This happened not necessarily. We should be happy for it but he was a bad guy so in January second the Pentagon announced that the strike was to deter future Iranian attack plans trump also announced that he was an imminent threat and was caught planning attacks against the United States. Why these reports a came out so much later. I don't know because if you go back all the way to twenty seventeen trump had stated in a national secretary or not the National National Security Conference that he believed that Sulejmani was a threat. So why this didn't really come out in the mainstream media. I don't know I want inform you guys in case if you were curious

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"sulejmani" Discussed on Throughline

Throughline

01:57 min | 1 year ago

"sulejmani" Discussed on Throughline

"Qassem Suleimani became a revolutionary guard commander and began to build his reputation as a brave warrior. This is the commander who would be talking personally to all men are under his command before each attack and we are talking about the war which most of all resembles were one trench warfare. You had at least two hundred fifty thousand Iranians being killed in that war. He wasn't this commander who would sit in a bunker and Tehran an order. People around you know He. He likes to go out there in war zones and and appear to be man of the people and here. You have one commander young man from Carmen. Doing reconnaissance missions behind enemy lines wants to minimize the risk for men under his command and I'm really emphasizing this because most of the people from chairman David in the same division and and many of them were actually personal friends and sometimes family members of Mr Sulejmani on one occasion radio dot which which was transmitting programs in Persian language made Mr solely money in minor celebrity of the war because on one particular occasion when Mr Sulejmani was doing wink reconnaissance mission this young peasants sees a goat and he steals the goats brings to go back and prepares Kebab for his men and and and radio DOT apparently heard of this story and began propagating. The name Sulejmani Goat Tif will be Shaw. This chatman Batman log on what Tom would do them of other manage it Jen. Gee Mom AngloGold as pitched your niche behaved Mustafa Deduction Gen with all my soul and belief. I believe our war was full of those blessed souls who the heavens were ecstatic.

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"sulejmani" Discussed on Throughline

Throughline

02:50 min | 1 year ago

"sulejmani" Discussed on Throughline

"There is no record of Mr Sulejmani being cavalry activists prior to the Revolution of seventy-nine after after the revolution of seventy-nine he accused have joined the local branch of the revolution had got core in Carmen. At that time we are not every mirror of his ideological beliefs but there is one thing that we know in the immediate aftermath of the revolution and many of them more or less lost their belief in the clerical they believed in Khomeini yes as a spiritual leader and as a leader of the revolution but most of the other members of the cleric class. They completely distrust distrusted and the reason for that is that Revolutionary Guard officers the Bor taken out and recruited to serve as personal bodyguards to the clerics as personal bodyguards. They had to live physically under the same roof as members of the clergy. And when you live with people you find out that not everyone wearing a cloak and turbine is a saint. You find out that someone who from the pulpit of the mosque is preaching against drinking alcohol. Perhaps hatch enjoys a drink at home. Somebody who is reading Homo Sexuality may be interested in a handsome young man at home so the sanctity of if declared flash completely came down crashing so instead of being overtly anticlerical all the IRDC court including Mr Sulejmani. They developed an ideology. which mixed she? I slam and Persian nationalist Iranian national. So in that sense they managed to combine the two and this combination was so unbelievably potent that it managed to mobilize millions of Iranians one. Ghassem Sulaiman need joined the Revolutionary Guards. He was very young only in his early twenties unease but he still managed to impress his commanders enough to get an important task. One that probably had an impact on him for the rest of his life in one of his earliest assignments was to go quell Kurdish rebellion in northwest Iran. Because at the time there was an anti government. I'm an uprising in Kurdistan. And if you see the photographs of that rebellion They are incredibly violent. Approximately ten in two thousand. Kurds died during that period. And I think that that was his baptism into that kind of career. He saw terrible things with his own eyes and perhaps he also engaged in in acts which are difficult to to to defend morally. But at the time it was perceived as has necessity in order to preserve the territorial integrity of Iran.

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"sulejmani" Discussed on Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything

Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything

02:42 min | 1 year ago

"sulejmani" Discussed on Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything

"For the next ten minutes. I tried to get a sense of what was going on. I learned that the Iranian General Qassim Sulejmani had just been droned outside of the airport in Baghdad. And I learned that trump's flagged tweet made made it official the US was claiming responsibility for this assassination. As I stuffed my clothes into my carry on. I weighed my Options perhaps it was a bad idea to fly right now. Perhaps I should stay put but then what if war breaks out would would've bombs start flying. I could end up trapped here for the rest of my life which probably wouldn't be very long lasting life unless I had some kind of protection. Certainly not audit. Maybe his friend. Perhaps she would accept that I was her responsibility. And she'd he'd bring me tour guarded compound and then perhaps we would discover that. There never was a mixup but rather something meant to be perhaps ten years from now we will joke about our first meeting. And how disappointed she was that I was not Benjamin Walker the Hollywood actor and how over time she came to love me for who I am Benjamin Walker Jeddah broadcaster. Perhaps this adventure will end ended up as the foundational myth for my new family minute clan zip but my suitcase and splash some water on my face and then I exit my room outside of my door. One of the men who had driven me to the shakedown is waiting for me. He doesn't say anything he just not. We walked the elevators. He enters special code. That takes us to the roof and and then he says goodbye and good luck. The only other people on the roof are the two models. They're both wearing their ritz-carlton bathrobes. The blonde is stuff their pockets with bottles from the mini bar. Why didn't I think of that? Perhaps talk mid is just using this international incident as a way to rid himself of the troublemakers. Then the helicopter arrived to the American soldiers. Jump out onto the roof. At first I feel like I've been transported to the set of terrible Vietnam movie remake but then and as the two models start whooping yelling I realized no. This is a Hollywood adaptation of a Fire.

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What to Watch in the Final Debate Before the Iowa Caucus

WSJ What's News

06:58 min | 1 year ago

What to Watch in the Final Debate Before the Iowa Caucus

"Is the first Democratic presidential debate of the New Year and the last before next month's Iowa Caucus voters begin the process of picking a Democratic nominee dominy to take on president trump in November. Just six candidates will be on stage tonight a much smaller field than in previous debates joining me now with more on what to watch for for his Wall Street Journal reporter Emily Emily. I want to start with impeachment. We now know that the House has vote tomorrow. Wednesday on sending the articles of impeachment Richman over to the Senate and the schedule there in the Senate could cut down on campaign time during a crucial period for some of these candidates. What should we keep an eye on? Tonight tonight's going to be really interesting because we'll see some of these candidates likely bring up impeachment and what it means especially for the senator so let's not forget we've got Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar on the debate stage. We've also got Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado who didn't qualify for the debate. So they're still four senators running and trying to get the Democratic nomination for president and most all of them have said in prior events and reiterated again and again that they will fill their senatorial duties. You know that they would participate in any trial as a senator. You know there are juror and you know it really comes up where they'll have surrogates out on the trail and we don't know exactly how they'll plant split their time but we know that they will need to split their time. Okay let's shift gears to foreign policy. See there's a lot of talk about that here and it's likely the candidates will be asked to weigh in on. US policy specifically toward Iran after the strike that killed military leader. Kacem Sulejmani. Imani what will you be looking out for a have to imagine. This is gonNA come up during the debate. Stage after the trump administration ordered the strike that really unprompted rebukes not only from Democrats in Congress but especially on the campaign trail and a number of the Democratic contenders for president. Really said that they they thought that president trump had brought the US to the brink of war. We've got Senator Bernie Sanders who used the Iran. Tensions to highlight former vice president. Joe Biden's ends two thousand to vote. That was when he was a senator and he voted for the Iraq war and then Mr Sanders. At that time he was a member of the House voted against it and Mr Sure Sanders allies have argued that Joe Biden did not choke a judgment about engagement overseas whereas Joe Biden's allies on the other hand said the Bush administration misled Congress in the public ahead of the war and let's not forget former vice president. Joe Biden has repeatedly on the campaign trail stressed his experience in terms of foreign policy and how he was really a point person during the Obama administration on that end. And let's not forget http Buddha judge. He's the former South Bend Indiana mayor and he is going to be the only military veteran on the stage. And it's something that he is likely to bring up experience if any foreign policy discussion emerges Peter Judges thirty seven years old and he's really called for a new generation of leadership in the US. Let's turn to the candidates themselves this week. We saw a bit of a skirmish between Senator Sanders and Warren. Who said that her colleague had told her in two thousand eighteen? That at a woman couldn't win the presidency. Sanders says that was not true. How might this impact the dynamics on the debate stage tonight you know? The friendship between Senators Warren and Sanders is being tested. They've got people from all different sides saying what their version of. That story is from that that dinner. That has come up on a a lot of it. You know non animus sources and even earlier today we saw Bernie Sanders campaign manager had basically tweeted. Let's not forget what we're fighting for here so so but there's definitely a lot of tension between these two candidates who are both viewed as pretty far to the left and have a lot of overlap in supporter. So it's going GonNa be really interesting to see if they are engaging with each other if the tension is still there on the debate stage or if they're just going to try to brush it off and and focus on what. The campaigns have sat are their top priority. which is defeating president trump? A follow up on Sanders. He's doing pretty well in the polls lately and has so far avoided needed a lot of criticism on the debate stage. Seems like from what you're saying. That might change tonight. Indeed so for a while it was seemed like Bernie Sanders was really not going to critique anyone align and the few times that he did. It's come up a little bit. It was almost like I can believe it. You Know Sanders is going to go after someone whereas other candidates would be have a little that sharper elbows but we think that it's possible. A lot of candidates might pile on to Bernie Sanders because he read a lot of the headlines. Recently while a lot of them say Bernice Une- is back. That's based on a couple things. He's got some good polling results. Recently he was leading the field in a really closely watched Iowa poll that it just came out on Friday. And let's not forget Bernie Sanders had a massive fund raising haul. He brought in thirty four point. Five million dollars. which is the most of any Democratic presidential candidate so far this cycle emily one final question and that's on diversity which the candidates have been questioned about previously there? Will we six white candidates on the debate stage tonight. That's after New Jersey. Senator Corey Booker dropped. His Bid and entrepreneur. Andrew Yang failed to qualify. How do you think the candidates candidates will be addressing that tonight? It'll be really interesting to see how or if it comes up. The Democratic Party has to appeal to a massive base of black voters Latino voters and the growing Asian American Pacific islander population so even if the candidates on the debate stage are not diverse the Democratic Democrat Party. Very much as it's going to be really interesting to see if they bring it up on their own or if they're asked about it did come up in the Los Angeles US Democratic debate which was the last one just a couple of weeks ago and Andrew Yang who is the only diverse candidate on the stage then was asked about it and he said he was both honored privilege but also couldn't believe that he was the only diverse candidate on this stage so we still have former Massachusetts governor. Deval Patrick running in last minute bid. That really hasn't been able to gain a lot of traction and like you said entrepreneurial. Andrew Young didn't qualify for this debate and Cory Booker New Jersey senator. The judge dropped out earlier. This Week and California senator. Kamala Harris dropped out before the Los Angeles debate. So there's been a lot of changes recently and you you know. We'll just kinda see what happens. In terms of the candidates not necessarily representing the Democratic Party voter base. Tonight plenty to watch for this evening. Wall Wall Street Journal reporter Emily Glazer. Thank you so much for joining us. Thanks for having me the debate airs on CNN nine PM Eastern.

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What to Watch in the Final Debate Before the Iowa Caucus

WSJ What's News

06:58 min | 1 year ago

What to Watch in the Final Debate Before the Iowa Caucus

"Is the first Democratic presidential debate of the New Year and the last before next month's Iowa Caucus voters begin the process of picking a Democratic nominee dominy to take on president trump in November. Just six candidates will be on stage tonight a much smaller field than in previous debates joining me now with more on what to watch for for his Wall Street Journal reporter Emily Emily. I want to start with impeachment. We now know that the House has vote tomorrow. Wednesday on sending the articles of impeachment Richman over to the Senate and the schedule there in the Senate could cut down on campaign time during a crucial period for some of these candidates. What should we keep an eye on? Tonight tonight's going to be really interesting because we'll see some of these candidates likely bring up impeachment and what it means especially for the senator so let's not forget we've got Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar on the debate stage. We've also got Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado who didn't qualify for the debate. So they're still four senators running and trying to get the Democratic nomination for president and most all of them have said in prior events and reiterated again and again that they will fill their senatorial duties. You know that they would participate in any trial as a senator. You know there are juror and you know it really comes up where they'll have surrogates out on the trail and we don't know exactly how they'll plant split their time but we know that they will need to split their time. Okay let's shift gears to foreign policy. See there's a lot of talk about that here and it's likely the candidates will be asked to weigh in on. US policy specifically toward Iran after the strike that killed military leader. Kacem Sulejmani. Imani what will you be looking out for a have to imagine. This is gonNA come up during the debate. Stage after the trump administration ordered the strike that really unprompted rebukes not only from Democrats in Congress but especially on the campaign trail and a number of the Democratic contenders for president. Really said that they they thought that president trump had brought the US to the brink of war. We've got Senator Bernie Sanders who used the Iran. Tensions to highlight former vice president. Joe Biden's ends two thousand to vote. That was when he was a senator and he voted for the Iraq war and then Mr Sanders. At that time he was a member of the House voted against it and Mr Sure Sanders allies have argued that Joe Biden did not choke a judgment about engagement overseas whereas Joe Biden's allies on the other hand said the Bush administration misled Congress in the public ahead of the war and let's not forget former vice president. Joe Biden has repeatedly on the campaign trail stressed his experience in terms of foreign policy and how he was really a point person during the Obama administration on that end. And let's not forget http Buddha judge. He's the former South Bend Indiana mayor and he is going to be the only military veteran on the stage. And it's something that he is likely to bring up experience if any foreign policy discussion emerges Peter Judges thirty seven years old and he's really called for a new generation of leadership in the US. Let's turn to the candidates themselves this week. We saw a bit of a skirmish between Senator Sanders and Warren. Who said that her colleague had told her in two thousand eighteen? That at a woman couldn't win the presidency. Sanders says that was not true. How might this impact the dynamics on the debate stage tonight you know? The friendship between Senators Warren and Sanders is being tested. They've got people from all different sides saying what their version of. That story is from that that dinner. That has come up on a a lot of it. You know non animus sources and even earlier today we saw Bernie Sanders campaign manager had basically tweeted. Let's not forget what we're fighting for here so so but there's definitely a lot of tension between these two candidates who are both viewed as pretty far to the left and have a lot of overlap in supporter. So it's going GonNa be really interesting to see if they are engaging with each other if the tension is still there on the debate stage or if they're just going to try to brush it off and and focus on what. The campaigns have sat are their top priority. which is defeating president trump? A follow up on Sanders. He's doing pretty well in the polls lately and has so far avoided needed a lot of criticism on the debate stage. Seems like from what you're saying. That might change tonight. Indeed so for a while it was seemed like Bernie Sanders was really not going to critique anyone align and the few times that he did. It's come up a little bit. It was almost like I can believe it. You Know Sanders is going to go after someone whereas other candidates would be have a little that sharper elbows but we think that it's possible. A lot of candidates might pile on to Bernie Sanders because he read a lot of the headlines. Recently while a lot of them say Bernice Une- is back. That's based on a couple things. He's got some good polling results. Recently he was leading the field in a really closely watched Iowa poll that it just came out on Friday. And let's not forget Bernie Sanders had a massive fund raising haul. He brought in thirty four point. Five million dollars. which is the most of any Democratic presidential candidate so far this cycle emily one final question and that's on diversity which the candidates have been questioned about previously there? Will we six white candidates on the debate stage tonight. That's after New Jersey. Senator Corey Booker dropped. His Bid and entrepreneur. Andrew Yang failed to qualify. How do you think the candidates candidates will be addressing that tonight? It'll be really interesting to see how or if it comes up. The Democratic Party has to appeal to a massive base of black voters Latino voters and the growing Asian American Pacific islander population so even if the candidates on the debate stage are not diverse the Democratic Democrat Party. Very much as it's going to be really interesting to see if they bring it up on their own or if they're asked about it did come up in the Los Angeles US Democratic debate which was the last one just a couple of weeks ago and Andrew Yang who is the only diverse candidate on the stage then was asked about it and he said he was both honored privilege but also couldn't believe that he was the only diverse candidate on this stage so we still have former Massachusetts governor. Deval Patrick running in last minute bid. That really hasn't been able to gain a lot of traction and like you said entrepreneurial. Andrew Young didn't qualify for this debate and Cory Booker New Jersey senator. The judge dropped out earlier. This Week and California senator. Kamala Harris dropped out before the Los Angeles debate. So there's been a lot of changes recently and you you know. We'll just kinda see what happens. In terms of the candidates not necessarily representing the Democratic Party voter base. Tonight plenty to watch for this evening. Wall Wall Street Journal reporter Emily Glazer. Thank you so much for joining us. Thanks for having me the debate airs on CNN nine PM Eastern.

Trump officials struggle to defend claims of embassy plots

Anderson Cooper 360

06:12 min | 1 year ago

Trump officials struggle to defend claims of embassy plots

"Keeping him on a State Department officials tell C. N. N.'s Kylie Atwood that department personnel involved in embassy. Security were not made aware of any such threats to force specific embassies and they weren't alone. Neither was the secretary of Defense Mark. Asper who spent much of Sunday morning on the Washington talkshows trying to explain the president's it's clan for the president didn't say there was a tangible. He didn't cite a specific piece of evidence. What he says he probably he believes one? I I didn't see one with regard to four embassies so he didn't see a imminent attack on with regard to for embassies that was yesterday today. The president and says it really doesn't matter. The irony is seen in global affairs analyst. Max Boot writes in The Washington Post. There actually are a number of legitimate justifications for killing Sulejmani the president could have turned to you if you weren't so invested in what now appears to be dramatic but increasingly questionable one boot rights what the administration is doing legally and perhaps even strategically justifiable. All trump has to do is come clean with the American people instead. The president seems to be doing the opposite. And when that doesn't work doing this retweeting a doctor photo. The House Speaker and Senate Minority Leader in front of Iranian flag. Big Dresses you see them. Join US now senator. Tim Kaine Democratic. Virginia's introduce the war powers resolution on Iran. Senator Kaine the fact that this ministration when all else fails is trying to come up with an explanation. The Nation has now turned to just insulting Democrats in a way that at the same time. He claims to be standing with the Iranian people. He is draping being. You Know Democrats in in garb that is worn by Iranians and that's an insult according to the president. Well look. He's insulting insulting Democrats but Anderson the real issues. He's insulting all of Congress and the Constitution. The constitution says we shouldn't go to war without deliberation by Congress and when the administration briefers came last week many days after the Sulejmani strike to finally brief us. They were contemptuous of Congress. They acted like we were an annoyance. Rather than we were part of the constitutional framework. The reason that Congress is supposed to declare. War is a so we don't rush into it and be if we're going to order order our best and brightest or risk their lives at risk their health. It should be based upon a debate in full view of the American public. Where we end up saying this is a war? That's in the national interest. The the president wants to insult not just Democrats with stupid juvenile tweets. He's insulting all of Congress by pretending the Congress doesn't doesn't have a role in more making do you. You believe the explanation is coming from the White House specifically the president saying this all the money was targeting four embassies or no no no absolutely not no I think when when the evidence was is presented to us last week in the classified setting. I can't talk about the discussions there but I can tell you this. It added up too far less than an imminent threat. And that's the real key issue. The president can always defend the nation against an imminent attack without seeking anybody's permission. But if he wants to go on offense and wage war against another nation or a group he's got to come to Congress for permission he didn't want to seek permission so they tried to suggest that there was this imminent threat but as you point out it's falling apart. The President President makes up this thing about four embassies. We heard nothing about that. And the State Department itself in the embassies affected were not given notice that they were at risk so money was obviously a you. Know a thug. Killer Rod guy for the deaths of many Americans and many many others what would have been wrong about killing him and and just saying well you know in general he's plots attacks and he plots Actions against US interests. Would that have been okay well. Look here's the situation. It wasn't just the killing. The Sola Mani Anderson it was that they killed him without notifying Congress or seeking congressional national approval when there's never been a declaration of war against Ron and they killed him on Iraqi soil Iraq as an ally of ours and they've objected to the US turning Iraq into a like a coliseum where the US and Iran will wage war to the detriment of Iraqi. So what you've ended up doing is nobody said that souleymane he's gone bad actors. Sure but this president has rushed us to the brink of war where Iran and the United States are now. Inflicting battlefield casualties zero on the other without being a plane with Congress and with the American public we got lied into a war with Iraq in two thousand and two and now everybody realizes is that the administration said there were weapons of mass destruction of the work. The last thing we need to do is to be lied into another war with claims of imminent threats. That didn't exist. The sheer a number of inconsistencies that are routinely coming out of the administration. I mean outright lies whatever you WANNA call it. Are you concerned about the message. It sends sends to both allies and episodes of both I. The allies begged US stick with diplomatic deal against Ron. You curtail their nuclear your program and you've maintained all of your ability to sanction the other behavior so we have we have really messed up our relations with our allies by walking out of a deal that we worked on together with them as well as the president's horrible remarks about so many of our allies. Now we've threatened the relationship with Iraq as you know Anderson this is a relationship shipped the US has earned with blood and treasure sacrificed on behalf of the Iraqis especially in the battle against Isis. And now Iraq is asking the US us to leave the country because we we ignored their objections to doing military strikes on Iraqi soil. So yes we have made our allies mad. We're emboldening our adversaries. Russia Iran and China just a joint naval exercises in the Gulf. These are nations. That don't have a good. The history of relationships with each other but the president's actions are driving our adversaries together and this is exactly why the framers of the Constitution said look war. I should be deliberated about carefully in front of the whole view of the American public because we shouldn't be ordering our troops to risk their lives and health unless Congress is willing to put their thumbprint on it. We don't want this president or any president to take us into an unnecessary war on his

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Trump officials struggle to defend claims of embassy plots

Anderson Cooper 360

06:12 min | 1 year ago

Trump officials struggle to defend claims of embassy plots

"Keeping him on a State Department officials tell C. N. N.'s Kylie Atwood that department personnel involved in embassy. Security were not made aware of any such threats to force specific embassies and they weren't alone. Neither was the secretary of Defense Mark. Asper who spent much of Sunday morning on the Washington talkshows trying to explain the president's it's clan for the president didn't say there was a tangible. He didn't cite a specific piece of evidence. What he says he probably he believes one? I I didn't see one with regard to four embassies so he didn't see a imminent attack on with regard to for embassies that was yesterday today. The president and says it really doesn't matter. The irony is seen in global affairs analyst. Max Boot writes in The Washington Post. There actually are a number of legitimate justifications for killing Sulejmani the president could have turned to you if you weren't so invested in what now appears to be dramatic but increasingly questionable one boot rights what the administration is doing legally and perhaps even strategically justifiable. All trump has to do is come clean with the American people instead. The president seems to be doing the opposite. And when that doesn't work doing this retweeting a doctor photo. The House Speaker and Senate Minority Leader in front of Iranian flag. Big Dresses you see them. Join US now senator. Tim Kaine Democratic. Virginia's introduce the war powers resolution on Iran. Senator Kaine the fact that this ministration when all else fails is trying to come up with an explanation. The Nation has now turned to just insulting Democrats in a way that at the same time. He claims to be standing with the Iranian people. He is draping being. You Know Democrats in in garb that is worn by Iranians and that's an insult according to the president. Well look. He's insulting insulting Democrats but Anderson the real issues. He's insulting all of Congress and the Constitution. The constitution says we shouldn't go to war without deliberation by Congress and when the administration briefers came last week many days after the Sulejmani strike to finally brief us. They were contemptuous of Congress. They acted like we were an annoyance. Rather than we were part of the constitutional framework. The reason that Congress is supposed to declare. War is a so we don't rush into it and be if we're going to order order our best and brightest or risk their lives at risk their health. It should be based upon a debate in full view of the American public. Where we end up saying this is a war? That's in the national interest. The the president wants to insult not just Democrats with stupid juvenile tweets. He's insulting all of Congress by pretending the Congress doesn't doesn't have a role in more making do you. You believe the explanation is coming from the White House specifically the president saying this all the money was targeting four embassies or no no no absolutely not no I think when when the evidence was is presented to us last week in the classified setting. I can't talk about the discussions there but I can tell you this. It added up too far less than an imminent threat. And that's the real key issue. The president can always defend the nation against an imminent attack without seeking anybody's permission. But if he wants to go on offense and wage war against another nation or a group he's got to come to Congress for permission he didn't want to seek permission so they tried to suggest that there was this imminent threat but as you point out it's falling apart. The President President makes up this thing about four embassies. We heard nothing about that. And the State Department itself in the embassies affected were not given notice that they were at risk so money was obviously a you. Know a thug. Killer Rod guy for the deaths of many Americans and many many others what would have been wrong about killing him and and just saying well you know in general he's plots attacks and he plots Actions against US interests. Would that have been okay well. Look here's the situation. It wasn't just the killing. The Sola Mani Anderson it was that they killed him without notifying Congress or seeking congressional national approval when there's never been a declaration of war against Ron and they killed him on Iraqi soil Iraq as an ally of ours and they've objected to the US turning Iraq into a like a coliseum where the US and Iran will wage war to the detriment of Iraqi. So what you've ended up doing is nobody said that souleymane he's gone bad actors. Sure but this president has rushed us to the brink of war where Iran and the United States are now. Inflicting battlefield casualties zero on the other without being a plane with Congress and with the American public we got lied into a war with Iraq in two thousand and two and now everybody realizes is that the administration said there were weapons of mass destruction of the work. The last thing we need to do is to be lied into another war with claims of imminent threats. That didn't exist. The sheer a number of inconsistencies that are routinely coming out of the administration. I mean outright lies whatever you WANNA call it. Are you concerned about the message. It sends sends to both allies and episodes of both I. The allies begged US stick with diplomatic deal against Ron. You curtail their nuclear your program and you've maintained all of your ability to sanction the other behavior so we have we have really messed up our relations with our allies by walking out of a deal that we worked on together with them as well as the president's horrible remarks about so many of our allies. Now we've threatened the relationship with Iraq as you know Anderson this is a relationship shipped the US has earned with blood and treasure sacrificed on behalf of the Iraqis especially in the battle against Isis. And now Iraq is asking the US us to leave the country because we we ignored their objections to doing military strikes on Iraqi soil. So yes we have made our allies mad. We're emboldening our adversaries. Russia Iran and China just a joint naval exercises in the Gulf. These are nations. That don't have a good. The history of relationships with each other but the president's actions are driving our adversaries together and this is exactly why the framers of the Constitution said look war. I should be deliberated about carefully in front of the whole view of the American public because we shouldn't be ordering our troops to risk their lives and health unless Congress is willing to put their thumbprint on it. We don't want this president or any president to take us into an unnecessary war on his

"sulejmani" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

The Ben Shapiro Show

07:50 min | 1 year ago

"sulejmani" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

"Was Nancy Pelosi narrative that apparently these protests have many reasons and trump being doing the right thing apparently has nothing to do with it and then the second narrative is that trump is of course a crazy person and that the only reason he attacked Sulejmani is because because he's precipitous. Now as I say there was a report that came out over the weekend suggesting that for months in advance from Greenland kill of Sulejmani because Sulejmani was in fact the world's leading sponsor of terrorism around around the world but this narrative of the Democrats that trump was doing this based on bad info that Intel. This was exacerbated by president trump because president trump very often when will get over his skis in these sorts of information that he chooses to divulge to the public. Now here's the truth. What President Trump tweeted this morning? which is that whether the attack was imminent or not? It's only money needed to go. That is one hundred percent true. And as I've been saying on this program for again weeks at this point since the Democrats decided to make imminent the standard the question as to whether there was any imminent attack by Osama bin Laden on Alecky is basically irrelevant. If you're a terrorist for a living what you do is pursue terror attacks and so this bizarre notion that you have to have the date time and place of a terror attack on the list. In order to kill a terrorist is just silly towns but this is the tax that the Democrats are choosing to pursue. which is the is that? Trump didn't actually have an excuse used to kill Sulejmani. Despite the fact that money again was in Iraq not Iran. WHO's in Iraq the day after a burning of US embassy in Baghdad? WHO's in the same car as the leader of the P. M. F. which is an which was Iranian backed terrorist group that was responsible for the burke in that car with that guy by the way that terrorists happened to have a death sentence in absentia absentia placed on his head by the Kuwaiti government for his terror activities in the past but apparently according to the Democrats? That's not strong enough so Laura Ingram asked about it and trump instead of just saying listen. I'm not going to divulge all the information that we have at our disposal because a lot of that is classified suffices to say is men was a lifelong terrorist. I'm confused as to why it is that the Democrats what exactly are. They demanding like when his next terror attack was going to occur. Because again we know bin Laden who's basically cut off from everybody on earth. He wasn't even in the Electronic Communication Asia with anybody. There were handled levering handwritten notes to him because they're afraid that people would locate him was a grave threat like Obama killed him anyway and he did the right thing so money was a grave eight active threat and that would be the right answer instead. President Trump says that Sulejmani was planning attacks on four embassies and this of course leads to bit of a disconnect between trump and his own intelligence community Defense Department. I can reveal that I believe it would have been four embassies and I think that probably Baghdad already started. They were really amazed that we came in with that kind of force. We came in with very powerful force and drove him out that ended almost immediately but Baghdad certainly would've been deleted but I think it would have been four 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. So trump obviously is happy until the money is gone but the fact that he suggests that the the the imminence tax for embassies. This does not meet with the Intel. That has been in presented either to the American public or to Congress. Apparently Secretary of Defense Mark Esber appeared on face the nation he was asked specifically about this notion that there were four pending embassy attacks. Here's very obvious possibility. You know we're not allowed to talk about obvious possibilities when it comes to trump's interpretation who are supposed to instead take him supremely literally that there were imminent attacks on for for US embassies in all likelihood what happened. Is that the Department of Defense and the State Department went to trump and they said Iranians are fond of attacking. Embassies just attacked you embassy in Baghdad. We need to up security particularly early at these four embassies and trump took that as the imminent attacks on those four embassies read that. That's the likeliest explanation for the mix up but the way the media played is trump is exaggerating trading. It's just like WMD and rob guy so money wasn't actually a threat so money actually was out there pet and kittens and adopting puppies that guy was all rainbows and flowers ars and then trump made this up from his Grazie head about Sulejmani attacking embassies and now for no reason. A respected member of the Iranian military's there is a mark. ASPER is like yeah. I didn't see any evidence pending of the of the of the attacks but likely that around probably planned to attack. US embassies considering they've done this. It's like a thousand times. 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 shirt at 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 I that sounds more like an assessment then a specific tangible threat with I'd decisive piece of intelligence will the president didn't say it was a tangible. He didn't the 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? Okay so using again. What I'm saying which is that? There's an expectation like broad-based expectation. Trump didn't say that the attacks on the embassies were imminent. And even that quote with with Laura Ingram but this leads the media suggesting that trump was embellishing. Don't you see so that means that I I guess Sulejmani shouldn't have been killed. I guess now how was it. I think that you can ask. Whether trump embellishes things demand embellishes things end of story. He does right when it came to the evidence for example that al-Baghdadi was in a cave when he was crying and whimpering in all of this stuff a members of the defense member like yeah. We didn't see a lot of evidence for that. But that's what trump does it take it take everything. He says with a grain of salt but instead the media in order to try. And debunk the idea. That Sulejmani should have been killed. They're like well. I guess it wasn't imminent because trump says that was the embassies votes evidence of the embassies. And that means you shouldn't had been killed okay. Two things can be true once one. Maybe there were no imminent attacks on the embassies or maybe the word imminent attack on the embassies that we just don't know about we don't know the answer to that but Sulejmani should've been killed anyway anyway because again a terrorist does what what he does like for living is a terrorist for living in now for a dying. Here was jake tapper. Though going after experts suggesting the president was embellishing and again. I think that's relevant question to ask for tapper. I just don't know what the relevance is whether Sulejmani should've been killed when president trump lies or embellishes on a topic this sensitive administration officials imperatives claims to avoid drawing his ire. This situation becomes extremely dangerous for our troops and the American people is president trump embellishing. I don't believe so. Look the bottom line one is we had exquisite intelligence that can only be shared with the gang abate so I understand the frustration of many members of Congress but was shared with that gang abate. I spoke to one of the briefers. One of the briefers I told me was that most nearly all the members of that gang abate believed that the intelligence was persuasive as well and that it should not be shared with the broader membership because the concerns that it could be released east Reveal our sources and methods when he says percents he's not embellishing. It's just I. Can't you know lock down which four embassies we're going to happen or any of that but this contributes leads to a different narrative for the Democrats and that narrative as we will see is that trump shouldn't have killed Sulaiman because it was based on uncertain. Intelligence this is just like the Iraq war. Yeah except for the fact that it's not like the Iraq war because again. If the case in the Iraq war had been Saddam Hussein this has been the only case Saddam Hussein is a human rights violator who murders his own citizens on a regular basis and his aggressive on foreign borders. Wouldn't take a lot of proof to prove that. I mean the man literally did that pretty much. Every day has thing is true Sulejmani. There was nothing new that had to be proved with regard to WHO Sulejmani was that the man pursued terror. Every single day was his job with the Iranian government. But according Democrats this completely undercuts the case that president trump has for killing Sulejmani in the first place so they will do anything. They can't turn again a win into a loss on foreign policy. We'll get to more of this in just one second president trumps favorite Pencil Celek. Adam Schiff sounds off. We'll get to that in just one second. I have you ever been in a situation where something in your car breaks down and then.

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"sulejmani" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

The Ben Shapiro Show

10:42 min | 1 year ago

"sulejmani" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

"Text Ben to forty seven forty seven forty seven already so over the weekend. More dividends from President Trump's deterrence strategy in Iran. This was a deterrence strategy. There are reports out today that this has been in the works the killing of Sulejmani for up to seven months the president trump and given these standing green light to the United States military to kill Sulejmani for months and months and months and months. So the idea. That trump sort of just did this on a whim that one day he woke companies like guests have the money do it with thousand pieces. That apparently is not how any of this went down. So trump kill Sulejmani in the immediate aftermath of iranian-backed Leeann back militia burning the United States embassy engaging in months of terror attacks Sulejmani is killed and the Iranians respond by firing off a couple of missiles from from Iran into Iraq. They hit a coalition air base. It didn't fact according to CNN. Hit the sleeping quarters of troops which suggests very very strongly that Ron who call taken said. Get your guys out of there because what we don't want to break another one at trump's red lines because if we violate another one of trump's red lines are rinky-dink Navy could be at the bottom of the Strait of Hormuz by this time tomorrow. Hey but in the middle of that little exchange. We wasn't really in exchange the United States in fire anything at Ron but in the middle of that missile firing by Iran a plane took off from two Horon within two minutes who shot down by anti-aircraft missiles that were based in Iran which is just a horrific screw up by the Iranian in government. You'd expect no less from a terror regime and now Iran has finally admitted that it shot down the jetliner by mistake according to the Associated Press in the face of mounting evidence. Iran on Saturday acknowledge knowledge that it shot down Ukrainian jetliner by accident killing all one hundred seventy six people aboard the admission by Iran's Revolutionary Guard undermine the credibility of information provided by senior officials. Who for three days? It adamantly dismissed allegations of missile strike as Western propaganda and you did hear from the media when the trump administration was saying things like well. Yeah no it's pretty obvious. The Iranian shutdown play. Well can we really trust the trump administration on this sort of stuff who you can trust instead the Iranian administration the Iranian regime which lies repeatedly about its own terrorism according the AP it also raised a host of new questions such as why Ron did not shut down. Its International Airport airspace on Wednesday when it was bracing for the to retaliate for ballistic missile attack on two basis housing. US US troops in Iraq. No one was hurt in that attack. Carried out in retaliation for the killing of Kacem Sulejmani in an American airstrike in Baghdad. Ironic knowledge alters the narrative around. Its confrontation with you us. In a way that could anger the Iranian public around had promised harsh revenge after solely money's death but instead killing instead of killing American soldiers its forces down two civilian plane in which most passengers were Ronin on Saturday night. Hundreds gathered at universities in Tehran to protest the government's late acknowledgement of the plane. Being shot down they demanded officials involved in the missile attack. Be removed from their positions and fried. Police did break up the demonstrations but this was the next step the Iranian people and their outrage. which has been roiling for a year? Now actually four years and going all the way back to who I two thousand nine there monroney on overthrow the regime because the regime is a garbage horrible radical Islamist regime the Around the region dollars that could be used for the good of its citizens closes off its own economy so it can pursue is radical Islamic attempt to spread Sharia law across various boundaries. Now all of that is opposed posed by a huge swath of Ronnie. There's no way to know what those numbers look like. Because polling is not really allowed inside around suffice it to say the Iranian regime has been teetering on the brink for quite a long time and and mass protests did emerge in the aftermath of the shooting down of the plane according to CNN apologies. From Romanian leaders over the downing of an airliner last week has done little to quell mass. anti-government protests spreading across the the country thousands of demonstrators hit the streets this weekend condemning Orion authorities for shooting down Ukrainian passenger plane and killing all one hundred seventy six people on board the airliner disaster came hours hours after Iran fired missiles at Iraqi military bases housing. US troops that was retaliation for a drone strike. Baghdad airport that killed Qasim Sulejmani in Iran. Demonstrators are calling for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to step down for those responsible for downing the plane to be prosecuted. Khameini Have Shame. Leave the country chance at protesters in the capital Tadiran footage posted on social social media and it is indeed thousands of people in the streets by the way when they show up in the streets for this. It ain't like when they show up for Sulejmani where the government is urging them to be out there in this particular case they are risking death breath because we have seen fifteen hundred protesters killed in the last year alone. Thanks to the Iranian government cracking down on roiling anti regime protests. Now the media have covered this out said. They've covered it far less and with far less vigor and enthusiasm than they covered the funeral for Sulejmani which they covered in just gawping terms. You saw Chris Matthews said it said like Elvis Presley. It's unbelievable we seen the love. I do not suspect. You'll hear Chris Matthews tonight talking about the bravery of the Iranian protesters protesting zeal regime. That would cut against the narrative that the trump administration and killing Sulejmani had also unleashed ground forces in Iran in terms of actual Iranian population to to push against an evil regime that threatens the region and indeed threatens with it's global terror network citizens around the world. I don't think the media are GONNA play this up in quite the same way. The reason I say that is because because they have not played up in the last year any of the economic protests had been rolling across the country and results in the death of fifteen hundred protesters fifteen hundred dollars. That's a lot of people killed by the Iranian military. Dilatory protests have now spread to other cities including Shiraz Esfahan coming on and a roomier. According to Reuters people were tearing down posters of Sulejmani Lemani you'll ripping posters off the walls of Sulejmani president trump for his tweeted his support for the demonstrators saying his administration will continue to stand by you likewise Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voices support for the protesters and called on European powers to increase pressure on the Iranian regime. President Trump tweeted out to leaders. Veron do not kill yeah protesters all capital letters. Thousands of already been killed or imprisoned by you and the world is watching more importantly the USA hits watching. Ed You enjoy the president. Trump is not somebody who's going to do the the world matters more than the United States bottom line. Is He understands that. The United States is the global hegemonic. You piss off the. US has been leading the way here. He says. Turn your Internet back on and and let reporters room free. Stop the killing of Great Ronnie and people this prompted by the way let reporters free prompted. People like Maggie Haberman at the time who generally is a fairly good reporter but she she actually tweeted needed out. Why won't we let reporters roam free in the United States? Something to that effect. Not the same thing Maggie like. You're tweeting that out on the Internet in a free country where the New York Times is the largest circulation paper in the United States other than the Wall Street Journal today so I don't think that's quite the same. President trump also tweeted out. National Security Adviser suggested today that sanctions and protests have ron unquote choked off. Will Force them to negotiate. Actually I couldn't care less if they negotiate will be totally up to them but no nuclear weapons and don't kill your protesters which seems like a fairly strong stance from the president president of the United States. Apparently the ambassador in Iran was also arrested. They temporarily arrested British ambassador. Robert Macaire he was summoned to the Iranian. Foreign Ministry. Macaire was arrested while in the middle of a crowd of protesters. In front of Tehran's I'm your career. At University. He was accused of instigating and directing radical and destructive demonstrations. He was later released and he. He said he was not taking part in any of the demonstrations twit went to an event advertisers vigil for victims of the tragedy. The fact is that the Iranian regime has been cracking down on all of this because the immersion recognizes that it simply is not popular with a huge percentage of its own population in fact there was video emerging from the BBC. ABC is pretty incredible video. There's video emerged from the BBC of Iranian citizens refusing to STOMP on American and Israeli flags. So for all the talk about death to America Death to Israel there was actually earlier this year and then we reported on the show their Iranian protests where people were chanting. I believe it was death to Palestine because there were so angry that the Iranian government was sending hundreds of millions of dollars in terror support to Palestinian terrorists as opposed to helping to rebuild the economy in other words. There's a huge number. Secular Muslim secularized. Muslims or moderate-leaning moderate-leaning Muslims in Iran or not happy with the regime turning the entire country of Ron which has a long by the way long pre Islamic history in Persia turning that that country country which has a long storied history into just a tool of Islamic theocracy. They're not up for it. Now would imagine this would be like a pretty good time for everybody to be on the same page. I mean this is a good thing that the Iranian population are calling out their own regime. This is an excellent developments that the Iranian regime has been exposed for what it is is an excellent development of the Iranians back down. The the Democrats cannot bring themselves to say this they cannot bring themselves to simply back the protesters. It's unbelievable. I mean it would be unbelievable except for the fact that Barack Obama couldn't bring himself to really back doc. The protesters in two thousand nine leading the Iranian regime cracking down on the protesters. Even as Obama tried to negotiate some sort of nuclear deal with people shooting the protesters will Nancy Pelosi the speaker of the house shoes. WHO's on this week on Sunday? ABC and she was asked about the protests. And instead of just saying you know I am fully with the protesters. They are standing up to a blatantly theocratic attic evil regime instead of her saying that instead she said well they could be out the free number of reasons because she just can't credit trump for anything she can't write if anything even and remotely smacks any sort of price for president trump. She must immediately shutdowns. Here's Nancy Pelosi undercutting the protests. I mean really this is. This is Nancy Pelosi undercutting Ronnie Indian protesters or taking their lives in their hands to go out in the street and protests against the regime. That just shot down and civilian airliner because it's violent and evil. There were protesters in the streets before her against the regime after the taking out of there were protesters in the street. Join together as you know against us. That wasn't good taking down. This plans. Terrible terrible tragedy and they should be held accountable for leading commercial flights. Go at a time. That was so so dangerous but they're different reasons why people are in the street other different reasons why people are in the street. Thank you for analyzing all the reasons and never at any point suggesting that. Maybe the reason people are in the streets because this is an evil regime that's been spreading terrorism for years. See the problem is again. This is what I've been saying for several weeks. Democrats and members of the media they are copying rock rock and hard place. The narrative of the Obama Administration is that this regime had moderated in the aftermath of the Iran agreements that this regime was now contained as regime was now being integrated into the family of of nations. So if there are actual protesters being shot in the streets because they are protesting an evil dictatorial regime nancy narrative anymore and if it turns out that those protests have been exacerbated Assar baited by the fact that president from stood up to the Iranians and the Iranian people are beginning to see light at the end of this tunnel. She can't allow that either. Because again Barack Obama Emma helped strengthen this regime end of story period. This is what he did. He did not weaken the regime in any way he strengthened the regime in a number of ways including trying to open.

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US kills Iran general Qassem Suleimani in strike ordered by Trump

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

03:11 min | 1 year ago

US kills Iran general Qassem Suleimani in strike ordered by Trump

"It it has been the defining dynamic of Donald Trump's presidency indeed of Donald Trump's life 'cause crisis solve crisis or pretend to then claimed credit nevertheless trump's decision to order the drone strike which killed senior Iranian military officer Kassim Salamone in Baghdad? Doc Dead on January third was a surprise major general. All the money was the long serving commander of the coulds force of Iran's Islamic Revolution in regards core the could force considered a terrorist organization by the United States is the unit largely responsible for Iran's various foreign military enterprises in Iraq Syria Lebanon Yemen Afghanistan and elsewhere Sulejmani was one of Iran's most powerful for men in cities across Iran. His death prompted scenes of mass mourning reminiscent of the one thousand nine hundred nine funeral of Ayatollah Khamenei leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution. Iran was obliged to respond and did so but incuriously circumspect fashion at least for for the moment on January eighth a barrage of ballistic missiles struck two basis in Iraq at which. US forces are stationed but did only the kind of damage that gets done when you're not trying all that hard to do real damage as we go to where it is unclear whether or not the passengers and crew who of a Ukrainian airliner which crashed near Tehran on Wednesday will accidental victims of Iran's retaliation in this episode. Tom Edwards Chaz a special discussion looking. At how the. US and Iran got here and where they might go. Next does the United States killing of Sulamani really make relations relations between Washington and Tehran. Any worse than they already were is Iran. Really willing to call it a draw. Can we expect further confrontation tation as America's presidential election looms and does Iraq get any say in any of this. This is the foreign desk. I I think right now yes. The focus is on the United States because of these airstrikes but the reality is once the dust settles are GonNa be focusing on both again. I it just right now this at this time of tension and these strikes that had come out during the past week is diverting attention which is the taking back. The country of Iraq Iran was on the losing end in many any of these countries in Iraq people were saying we don't want your in Syria in Lebanon and Yemen Iran. Although it seems to be so powerful was on the back foot at the end of two thousand nineteen and and the potential that this strike gives Iran is a way to try and change that so there is a benefit potential benefit. Iran could take advantage of the base has really divided lighted about. US engagement in the Middle East by enlarge. They want the war's end they want the president to focus on the United States and its interest. He has to balance to the looking tough but he hasn't liked to take action that puts us back in the middle of what is really an unsolvable challenge. That is the middle at least at this moment in time.

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Iran and Ukraine begin plane crash probe

Here & Now

10:32 min | 1 year ago

Iran and Ukraine begin plane crash probe

"Start this hour with the series of events that have led to the accusations that Iran shot down a Ukrainian plane by mistake killing everyone on board a week ago today a US drone strike killed. Iran's top military commander Mander in Baghdad. Iran responded with its own missile strikes on basis in Iraq where American troops were stationed hours later that Ukrainian jet bound bound for Kiev crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran. Iranian officials deny they shut down that jet although the US and Canada have publicly said they have evidence to the contrary for the latest on all of this in the crash investigation. We're joined by the BBC's Joanna Fisher in Kiev and Jona what are Ukrainian officials officials saying about this today. Well it's been very difficult. Actually to get comment out of Ukrainian officials. I think they are in a very difficult position here. They we have a team on the ground in Tehran. That was sent there in the immediate aftermath of this crash on Wednesday and they are trying to do everything they can to make sure that that team who are in Iran at the moment get access to the crash site and to the debris that has been collected. I think they are concerned. -cerned that if they immediately come out and echo what has been said In the United States and in Canada an in Great Britain very firmly pointing the finger at the Iranians blaming them for shooting down this plane that that will make it too difficult for for these investigators who are now inside drawn to do their job said they'd been walking something of a of a tight robe yes definitely a tight rope. in a very delicate situation more than sixty Canadians died in that crash crash reporters yesterday press Canadian. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on whether the United States was partly to blame because this was all created by the volatile atmosphere miss fear the US caused by killing General Qassam. Sulamani is there at the same sentiment in Ukraine about that. Look I think the overwhelming sentiment here in Ukraine is naught again because you have to cost mind back five years to m h seventeen. The Malaysian airlines that was shot down in eastern Ukraine crane. Shot down by a Russian missile almost certainly by Russian forces with the death of all nearly three hundred people on board and I think lots of people here their immediate reaction was surely. This couldn't have happened again and not to our country Has Horrible echoes for many many people about what happened then and the idea that Once again what appears to be happening on the ground in Iran is that they going out of their way to make it very very difficult for a proper investigation take base in that once again echoes. What has been the experience of the seventeen investigation that Russia has done almost everything cancer trying and make it very difficult? This has been a miserable flashback for many Ukrainians to what happened five years ago. We also shouldn't forget that this is a human tragedy how are the deaths of that. Those Eleven Ukrainians resonating there. There's been a memorial setup at the airport. Boris Bill Apple which is where the plane was due to arrive lots of passenger cruise Of other airlines have been going. They're paying their respects. The president has also been. They're extremely the extremely sad scenes around around the airport on Wednesday and on Thursday as well the voss majority of the actual passengers on the plane and they weren't going to End Up in Ukraine. They were transiting onto candidature about one hundred and forty also Of One hundred and seventy six people on board the plane we're going to fly on later that day Onto destinations in Canada. Basically this route Was One of the most efficient to one of the cheapest pissed ways for Iranian Canadian Air Iranians to get from Tehran to to various places in in Canada I wonder to to what thoughts there are about Ukraine again being in the middle of this huge news story because the country is also connected to impeachment here in the United States involved in a military conflict with Russia as well. There's a lot going on in the world that really affects Ukraine. Your thoughts on that. You have to say that Ukraine rain has found itself once again in extremely difficult geopolitical position. this is a country that history is not kind to and Ah once again it finds itself in an impossible position to be quite frank in the last twenty four hours or so Ukraine's friends in the West have not not been particularly helpful towards it. It seems almost that Ukraine was the last one to have access to this intelligence from from the United States pointing to it. Being a shoot down I think it's only in the last few hours. Actually the American embassy here in Kiev has come forward and given that information to the presidency. Here that's the BBC's Jonah Fisher. Kiev Jonah thank you so much. Thank you well. As tensions rose this week between Iran and the United States dates. Saudi Arabia was watching closely. The country is a US ally and a rival of Iran. Joining us. Now from Riyadh is Vivian. Near I'm WHO's a reporter with Bloomberg News Vivian. Welcome thank you would. How has this recent flare up between the US and Iran affected Saudi Arabia? Well something that a lot let people forget because Saudi Arabia of course has in the past taken a very hawkish tone toward Iran. Is that if we're we're actually going to break out. Saudi Arabia would be among the countries that would face potential retaliation could actually be severely hurt security-wise economy wise. So what we seen during this last flare up is Saudi officials really setting a message far and wide that we walked de-escalation. We do not want to see this turn into a military confrontation you know can wiser heads prevail. And let's think about the risks to the region because obviously if there were to be sort of a retaliatory attack to one of the Gulf countries or Saudi Arabia itself that would really heart Saudi Arabia and particularly at a time when they need things to be peaceful when they need things to be good for their economy because they're hosting the g twenty this year. They're trying to bring in foreign. Investors are trying to bring tourist wrist. This is not the time when you WANNA have a war right around the corner and it was just a few months ago that missile in drone strikes on Saudi oil facilities did a lot of damage to oil production there in Saudi Arabia. Arabia blamed Iran for that attack. Although Iran denied responsibility do you think that the Saudis were caught off guard by the killing of Sulamani by the United States. So it's an interesting question because there have been a couple of media reports suggesting that Saudi Arabia was not Informed or consulted ahead of time But I it doesn't seem surprising that perhaps this was a very quick attack. That Saudi Arabia was not informed about was caught off guard about about It's interesting that you mentioned the attack in September because Saudi Arabia actually so just stopped short of blaming Iran for that attack which was really interesting at the time I and a lot of people took that as a sign of Saudi Arabia trying to de-escalate and realizing we don't actually want more so they did go as far as to say Iraq had weapons were used in they even said the attack was launched from the north but I remember being at press conferences where we asked them was around behind this and they would not quite go there they would stop short of that. Okay and and in terms of the killing of Sulejmani were the Saudis happy about it do you think or do. They think that it was not good for them. Well there's been a real mixture of feelings because on the one hand so Damani is somebody who is widely viewed here as a war criminal in a state sponsored terrorist who had caused mayhem around the region through proxy wars supporting militias. So there was actually quite a lot of celebration in the Saudi media and from Saudi pundits and commentators but at the same time you did see simultaneous kind of concern and worry about the potential for that to escalate into a wider conflict. So you saw people saying we're glad so. They money's dead but let's be careful that this doesn't turn into a war you know. I was wondering as people were talking about General Suleimani and the fact that he was really The military commander for all of Iran's activities what effect His death will have on the war in Yemen which has been kind of a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia. It's a bit too early early to say but we've already seen even before his death steps and effort toward ending Saudi Arabia's his involvement in the war in Yemen thought at this point. The war in Yemen has really devolved into this complex civil war. You know merged with famine and this horrible humanitarian catastrophe. So I don't think we can really talk about an end to the war in an easier way but you do see that. Saudi Arabia does seem to be moving towards trying to disengage and trying to kind of end their role in that conflict which seems to be part of a broader strategy to take a step back from some of the crises and conflicts that the kingdom has gotten involved in over the past couple of years. Does it appear to so you that because of the recent of flare up in tensions that maybe there is a chance right now for the longstanding rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia to kind of cool down for them to move toward a detente. That's a very good question and something that a lot of people are asking in the region right now now for two reasons first of all because there have been reports of some sort of talks perhaps going on between Saudi Arabia Iran whether those have been through intermediaries perhaps add Oscar Pakistan or whether they have been more kind of tier two unofficial think-tank level engagements has not really clear clear. But there has been a lot of chatter about our Saudi Arabia and Iran. Actually engaging in talks over the past few months prior to this killing and then the second question is whether the killing of Damani Johny ultimately could perhaps open up some space for Saudi Arabia add on to have some sort of talk because he was a large roadblock in the view of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries towards any kind of negotiated when the Ron because they viewed his role in these proxy wars and it Cetera. Something they just couldn't stomach and now he's gone. Vivian near I'm reporter for Bloomberg based in Riyadh Saudi Arabia. Thank you thank you so

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Inside Iran's Underground Fashion Industry

The Business of Fashion Podcast

08:59 min | 1 year ago

Inside Iran's Underground Fashion Industry

"Global News headlines have been dominated by news out of Iran where a recent US air strike killed. Iran's most senior military leader General Qassem Awesome Sulejmani resulting in growing tensions in the Middle East back at voices. Two thousand nine. We shed some light on. Iran's underground fashioned seen team Iran is a country that we in the West know very little about but over the past few years. I've been receiving messages on instagram from young fashioned creatives. Who have written to me saying that that behind closed doors there is actually a vibrant fashion culture in Iran and they are longing to connect with all of us? It seemed like the perfect topic explore voices. Twenty nine to shed some light on Iran's underground fashion scene. We were honored to introduce four Iranian fashion creatives to share their experiences of their vibrant culture. Holzer with us and also to demystify some of our misconceptions about their country based in Chicago Hoda Khattab is the voice behind the political fashion platform. Juju Jewish and hotel opened our voices session with a powerful talk which explained how Iran's fashion economy has been impacted both by an extreme regime in Iran but also sanctions from the US UK and other Western countries. Hoda was joined by Sharon and chief of Car to self taught fashion designers and co-founders Iranian fashion label car. Who came all the way from Tehran to join us and the brilliant Iran born London based sued goal Sarky founder and editorial director of Tank magazine who interviewed Hoda Sharon and Sheva together? These four challenged our assumptions about aww country that is largely closed off from the West on this week's B. O. F. podcast go inside. Iran's fashion industry and I had this really cute flowery speech. I was excited to give but given what's happening in Iran right now. I think it's only fair to sort of take a setback and talk about the situation and kind of conceptualize that so right now. It's been almost a week in which the Iranian government has actually shut down the Internet and shooting Shiva and I couldn't even be in touch until they landed in the UK. I haven't been able to have been in touch with my family for the past near week. Either and this this sort of constant and current sort of uprising protests are really in part due to economic insecurities as sort of economic degradation of society see that has been caused by government corruption mismanagement of funds but also US and UK sanctions that have literally crippled society. Every single Iranian every single day is affected by sanctions by this country and by the United States. Things like medicine is unaffordable. Everyday curable. Diseases people are dying from because they don't have access to medical care or medicine because of the high prices food commodities everyday little things are so inaccessible accessible to every Iranian right now because of the situation so so important that yes what's happening in Iran is horrible but I think we also have to understand that the United states and the UK and many of our countries are also complicit. And what's happening right now. The reason and the difficulties that she didn't she will be talking about more both domestically but also from the sanctions that these countries are having creates a larger more complicated situation that we really need to be. unpacking and fashion is inherently political intertwined and all of this and yes obviously in Iran. There's a mandatory dress code and fashion. Maybe a little bit more political explicitly there but throughout the entire world. There is no such thing as apolitical fashion. It does not exist if anybody says fashion is apolitical. Please Punch them. This Muslim is condoning violence. I'm pleased on called prevent on me but it's true because fashion ultimately at its core is the motive communication. We're communicating something able to convey really powerful messages. Tell people about a culture about society or we're not an recyling. It and silence is complacency at a time where we truly cannot afford to. The world is fucking on. I can say fucking the world is fucking on fire right now. Aw How can we ever think that what we're creating and putting out in the world should not be engaging with us and all of us were closed and are in the business of fashion. I don't even immune that fund and yet are we actually truly grappling with the complexities of how fashion is truly political on so many levels beyond just just a slogan which could mean or not mean something based on where you're producing it Fashion is even more inherently political. If we think about production and consumption what does that mean. The majority of our clothes are produced in Southeast Asia by people who look like me and you had the majority of consumed here. In the West our whole industry relies upon and continues continues to profit from histories of imperialism genocide sanctions that have plagued the entire world and yet we still profit from it. We're living in an active empire. The British Empire still exists people are still profiting off of the fact that there is no economic growth. happening in countries countries like Indonesia because we profit from it and we value this and our entire industry is built upon it. So what does that mean and also the fact that fashion literally frames our bodies like literally every time we step outside. We're deciding how we want our body to be actually presented in the world there's nothing else that's more intimately connected to our identities or the manifestation of that in public space than fashion literally. Wraps it touches our skin. So what does it mean mean for something that's made in a product of violence to be rubbing off on our skin every single day were so so concerned about what we eat where it goes in our bodies but how about what touches our skin constantly every single day most nights some nights but also but it conveys a Maybe religion the fact that I'm visibly Muslim. My experiences growing up in the United States as someone visibly Muslim has been marked with physical assault being uncalled terrorists every single day. This is a reality that every day I step out of my house and choose to present myself in a way that I know that I'm GonNa be added to another government surveillance. Watch list her. And if you don't have to think about every day when you step outside of your house who is going to profile you or what police is going to stop and search you. That's privilege which doesn't make that decision any less political so we have to think about that and right now especially the fact that the Muslim identity is trending trending in the fashion industry. My identity is sexy. Every single person wants a Muslim. Who looks like me? Walking down the runway and their latest campaign. But how can we have the fact that right. Now we're at a time of heightened anti Muslim racism on a global level partnered with the time that we see Muslim faces taking up space across fashion magazines. What does that immune for our industry? Is that a trend. Or are we actually substantially dealing with and grappling with the manifestations of what it means to support Muslims. Would it means the support people people of Color. How can Nike? For example create. A pro hit job that was created with the raw materials by Muslim wiegert Muslims and concentration camps in western China passed down to Muslims in Indonesia working in sweatshops to produce Nike Apparel and then sold here and then be a product and praise as for being so pro Muslim. Why are we allowing brands and the whole entire fashion industry to simplify and reduce our identities into just a hit job? Hit Job is not synonymous as being Muslim but we allow fashion right now to reduce simplify and completely annihilate the movements Minson identities in which we've been working on for decades actually call this revolution washing greenwashing which I think most of us are familiar with. But it's at the revolution every brand. Dan Wants to be sexy. And part of the Revolution Right now. But what are you actually doing. Are you actually simplifying. And reducing and taking away the significance of what it means to be Muslim. The complex experiences of what it feels like to wear every single day and that the government simultaneously is gonNA use that against me or use that to invade on a son and and so. I'm really excited. Really excited to also be able to be the sheet and Sheva on this panel to understand that the world is fucking complicated like there's a lot She does happening every day everywhere but rather than just being afraid of taking a step back and be like okay. We're GONNA make the simple like I don't want to be controversial. We have to engage with at that. Fashion should not be in the business of simplifying things but embracing the complexity and really being able to grapple and imagine a better world and then actively work work toward building that

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"sulejmani" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

01:59 min | 1 year ago

"sulejmani" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

"Of history at Missouri State University. We're talking about the history of US intervention in Iran from the from Nineteen fifty-three to today. Hey the building blocks the foundations of the real problems in the US Iran relationship fires continue to burn in Australia as there is no real response from the Australian right wing government Millions flood the street in India for a general strike as part of a flexing of labor power and opposition to Modi's extremist discriminatory regime. Most Americans believe leave. The assassination of Sulejmani made the US less safe. But there's still a big split whether or not it was the right thing to do. More than one hundred. Eighty events are planned across the United States to protest against war mongering against Iran Ron GOP lawmakers called the trump administration's briefing on the Sulejmani assassination insulting and demeaning as Mike Lee and and Rand Paul indicate. They'll support raining. The administration in the House is set to vote on the war powers resolution and although it is not the progressive option does not appear to be the progressive one that ED been put forward by row. Khanna Senate Democrats say it's science time to send impeachment articles to the Senate northern order in Syria depends on UN aid. It's delivery could end tomorrow. The trump.

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"sulejmani" Discussed on 20 Minute Morning Show

20 Minute Morning Show

02:39 min | 1 year ago

"sulejmani" Discussed on 20 Minute Morning Show

"Her the people's leaders of Iran. We want you to have a future and a great future one that you deserve one of prosperity at home in harmony with the nations of the world the United States is ready to embrace peace with all who seek and the fact that we we have this great military and equipment however does not mean we have to use it we do not want to use it. We don't know if Iran is going to take other steps through cyber or whether it's militia groups might decide that they need to take some sort of action as well because let's not forget. In addition to Qasim Sulejmani the Iranian in general being killed a top Iraqi militia leader was killed in the same attack so that Alicia might decide that it wants to get its revenge as well the missiles fired last night at us and our allies were paid for with the funds made available by the last administration. What we did was With the administration did was unfreeze. Assets that We're actually the Iranians The weapons Security Systems funding for a weapon systems. That we were providing the rockies way back when so we freed that up and the actual evident intelligence evidence that I saw before I left oft indicate they use much of that for the supporting their various activities. What they're gonNA do in any event regardless So that's kind of to me a a specious allegation. Iran must abandon its nuclear ambitions and end its support for terrorism. The time has come for the United Kingdom Germany France Russia and China to recognize this reality. -ality they must now break away from the remnants of the Iran deal or JCP away and we must all work together toward toward making a deal with Iran that makes the world a safer and more peaceful place still. There are some some questions that need to be answered one is. Why did President Trump Kill Qasim Sulejmani at this time? Are we going to war. Is this a slow motion. START TO A war. Did I Ryan send a strong enough message will the US pull out of Iraq.

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Questions remain after Trump's speech on Iran

World News Tonight with David Muir

03:45 min | 1 year ago

Questions remain after Trump's speech on Iran

"The president's speaking to the American people today tonight the White House releasing these new images of the president and his top national security advisers in the situation room last night after the Iranian attack. Late today his staff briefing members of Congress about what led to the deadly drone strike. Roy then caused Iran to retaliate. One angry Republican senator afterward calling it the worst briefing he's ever heard while serving in the Senate here's ABC's chief White House correspondent Jonathan Jonathan Karl. The president stepped before the cameras today flanked by the military leadership and made his first comments about Iran's attack on US facilities in Iraq Iraq. Now Talking Peace Not War. Iran appears to be standing down which is a good thing for all parties concerned at a very a good thing for the world. The president is standing down to after monitoring the attack last night in the situation room. The White House releasing these photos today he I decided he would not strike back at Iran instead he called for economic sanctions and suggested what he really wants is negotiations with Iran's leaders. We must must all work together toward making a deal with Iran that makes the world a safer and more peaceful place. Still he defended. It is decision to order the strike. That Killed Qasim Sulejmani last week in recent days he was planning new attacks on American targets but we stopped him but the the White House still hasn't revealed to the American public any evidence Sulejmani presented an imminent threat today. The president's national security team gave closed door or classified briefings to Congress. Democrats left thoroughly unconvinced and one of the harshest reviews came from a Republican senator. Mike Lee of Utah Utah. Probably the worst briefing of seen at least on a military issue in the nine years I've served in the United States Senate one of the messages we receive from the briefers. I was do not debate. Do not discuss the issue of the appropriateness of further Miller military intervention against Iran. And then if you do you'll be emboldening. Iran it's un-american. It's unconstitutional and it's wrong. Words from a Republican senator late today Giancarl live at the White House and John Senator. Mike Lee says he's so angry that will now support a measure to limit the president's ability to wage war in Iran. Both the House and the Senate are are soon be expected as soon vote on resolutions that would limit the president's ability to take military action on Iran without first getting congressional approval. It's unclear whether that would pass in the Republican controlled Senate and of course even if it passed both chambers David it would almost certainly be vetoed by the president. Already giancarl with us from the White House again tonight John on thank you heard. President trump saying we are ready to embrace peace when it comes to Iran but how the Iranians respond. ABC's chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz. She's bed in Tehran for days. Now and Martha with us live again tonight. And what are you hearing underground Martha Well David Tonight. The threat of all out war here certainly seems over for now. The Foreign Foreign Minister tweeting that Iran has concluded proportionate measures with its retaliatory strikes adding that Iran does not seek escalation or war but they are a long way from any sort of negotiations as president trump suggested they simply don't trust him and there is still fiery rhetoric coming from officials here on live TV today. Iran's supreme leader calling the Iranian missile strike a slap in the face delivered to America and calling calling for all US troops to get out of the Mideast. So David a heat may be turned way down this standoff with Iran is far from over David Martha Raddatz in Tehran. Hey Ron Martha thank

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Trump Addresses Nation After Iranian Strike

WSJ What's News

03:54 min | 1 year ago

Trump Addresses Nation After Iranian Strike

"No Americans were harmed in last night's attack by the Iranian regime. We suffered no casualties. All of our soldiers are safe and only minimal damage was sustained at our military basis. I great American forces prepared for anything. Iran appears to be standing down which is a good thing for all parties concerned at a very good thing for the world. Arabian forces had promised retaliation against the US following doing a drone strike assassination of Iranian military leader Kacem Sulejmani last week joining me now is Wall Street. Journal Washington editor Daniel Nassau so Daniel President trump did not signal any additional US military strikes and also said that Iran is backing down for more strikes or experts convinced that this marks ah lasting de-escalation of tensions. I would say round one is over for now Indeed the president did not signal that he was going to take any further military action against Iran and he did as you said note that Iran appears to be standing down which is a good thing for all the parties concerned and last night the Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said that Iran had taken and quote concluded proportionate Russian it measures in self defense which signals to me that Iran sees it struck back in measured manner. And we're done for now. No trump made the decision not to address the nation last night after news began to break that Iran had conducted these military strikes. And before you came out to speak to the nation today today high ranking members of the military walked out flanking him during his comments at the podium. What did you make of those objects? Well I think that the military terry brass and the White House are trying to show that they're on the same page of their reading of the intelligence and of their sense of where the conflict with Iran is right now now now I will note that when President Obama who is a very stylistically very different kind of president when he announced the killing of of Osama bin Laden he came out and addressed the nation on his own He was alone on the television screen during his comments. President trump also took a strong strong tone here in continuing to warn Ron especially against its nuclear ambitions. As long as I'm president of the United States Iran will never reveal out to have a nuclear weapon that has long been an issue especially after the US withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement which President it trump wants to scrap in favor of a new deal. How likely is it that he'll get international support for that? Well the other signatories to the the Iran nuclear deal the JCP. Have they've stuck with it. And I see no reason why China France Germany Russia Russia the United Kingdom would would pull out now Iran has said it suspending its compliance with the deal. But it has not said that it is Withdrawing from it so so I see no reason why at this point any of that should change and Daniel over the next couple of days and weeks. What are some of the through lines? You're going to be following here. Well of course we'll all be watching to see if indeed round one is over if Iran and the US directly attack. One another. But I in particular. I'm going to be watching the iranian-backed Shiite militias in Iraq. They often seem to take direction from Tehran. But can act independently gently so are they going to fling more rockets at US installations or they going to take a breather as

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Iran attacks Iraqi bases housing US troops in retaliation for Soleimani's death

All In with Chris Hayes

11:06 min | 1 year ago

Iran attacks Iraqi bases housing US troops in retaliation for Soleimani's death

"Breaking news out of Iraq where we have confirmation that Iran has launched missiles missile strikes to Iraqi basis at least two Iraqi basis that also house. US forces we have no confirmation yet of the assessment of damage or casualties around the state media is now saying that Eh. They launched these two rounds of missile strikes. And this is I think important and really actually crucial we think about this moment around saying there's no there's no retaliation for America For the latest attacks. Then they will stop attacking but if America tax than their response will be crushing and widespread. It seems to me that this is a calculation nation here by the Iranian regime. At least and getting to some point that does not further. Climb up the escalatory ladder that we have now been on for quite some time and is threatening to plunged the entire region into valuable war joining me now former Republican congressman from Oklahoma Mickey Edwards. Former chair of the House Republican Policy Committee and former Democratic Congressman from Maryland. Donna Edwards also with me Sam Cedar host the majority were podcast and MSNBC Contributor Angelina Maxwell host of signal boost on Sirius Xm and an MSNBC political analyst. Donna let me start with you the the way that we talk about. This tends to resolve revolve around the president. What decision when will he make? and WHO's influencing but America's democratic nation with the constitution that gives the power to declare war the the Congress United States represents this democratic nation. All of its citizens citizens should not be in the hands of one man particularly one man with the faculties that the current president has it seems to me extremely important that across Democrat and Republican particularly Democratic Party Democrat. Cows come out strongly to say no war with Iran. This is madness and do whatever they can to halt escalation is that a possibility ability as UCLA. I do think that there will be in there. Already have been tonight really strong voices coming from speaker. Pelosi herself that we do not want a war with Iran and very sadly this is so reminiscent of where we've been before and I think it's also important for the American American people to step up and declare that there should be no war with Iran and we are at a place where you know. There's a possibility that there could be some some de escalation but it requires seen voices and cool heads to preside both in the White House which I don't expect but certainly coming out with a strong voice from Democrats in the in the Congress and I would expect others who do not want to continue. You need to put service men and women in harm's way and to jeopardize the safety of of the American People Mickey you know there's been an interesting Fisher Asia and the Republican and Conservative collision on this question We we've seen it sort of break out in the open. Sometimes rampaul was on our air earlier. Senator from Kentucky urging us not to enter into worth around. There are some conservative commentators. WHO HAVE THE president's ear who also said the same? This seems to me kind of testing ground of that. What do you you expect to see from Republicans on the hill? Well if we stay with what they have been saying for. Many many years is that we should be very cautious. Che's about going into war but they're the bigger issue here is what you were talking about Chris. So I would hope that the congress is able to back the president op and not have is go into a major war but it's also important that Congress start reasserting its primacy in the field of international affairs primacy in in terms of deciding when we go to war because it's not just this war but with this man in the in the White House or frankly any president the idea that the congress would step by now. You were the democratic voice. Chris you've been talking about and that the Congress would back off and let any president just on his own whim or any other reason take take the country into war is unacceptable and it's time Republicans and Democrats both came together on that one issue. It just crazy to me to view what's happening right now. Does this thing that just happening out there. In the world like we're we live in a democratic society precisely so that we can exert some control and and that's part of constitutional designed by design the founders constitutional design that there are some democratic control. I mean the idea that regardless of what we have in terms of casualties that we must must respond is absurd. We have agency people are going to call for de-escalation. They're either going to call for now tonight or they're going to do it. Eighteen years from now after after what we've been in Iraq and so the bottom line is every single. Democratic presidential candidate should tonight come out and say no war with Iran every single member of the Democratic Caucus in the house and the Senate should be backing the bills by Tim Kaine am by Sanders and Kana in the House and stopping funding and stopping topping the legal auspicies for this war. Somebody's skills worse than Iraq because at least with the Iraq war in two thousand three there was a reason they put forward a reason season and so an American citizen say while there's WMD's now it turned out that that was a lie right but there wasn't articulated reason that the administration collectively is trying to put forward to tell the American people. This is why we're doing this. I have no idea why this is happening Chris. The American people likely do not understand why we are on on the brink of war with Iran and I agree with Sam. All of the Democratic candidates have a chance to step forward in this moment and show that they can be competent. They can be strong and stand on principle there. There is no reason for this and this moment we need to stay take a step back a giant step back over this cannot be a partisan listen moment the Republicans in Congress have to do the same thing. They took the same oath of office. They swore to uphold the same constitution and adjust having Democrats oppose. What's happening what the war is about without any information here but but they can't do it alone? Republicans have to say in this this case this is American lives at risk and we are going to take back the constitutional power. The Congress has the it can't be just a democratic down the the politics of of this which in some senses seemed secretaries. We await at this moment to find out if there were casualties. Both among the Iraqi against Iraqi servicemembers emmers on these Iraqi bases or American service members but of course the politics matter because the politics are part of what will produce the outcomes that happen and the decision that gets made. I mean again. This is all part of Democratic Self Governance. It does seem to me that the war weariness is very real thing it shows up in the polling. It showed up on the campaign trail. There's very very little appetite. Wait for a war with Iran. If you pull that question and even the airstrike against Sulejmani which a to my mind. Reckless escalation along this trajectory was was essentially partisan split. Like do you trust. The Democrats will have the courage of their convictions about how they navigate this. Well I have to say I mean I do you. I mean I remember you know the lead up to the Iraq war in two thousand and whatever it was three four and you know people believe the evidence that was in front of them. I never believed it. But even in the face of thousands and thousands of people taking to the streets still legislators felt a need to like go right up and march toward war. We cannot afford that to have that outcome again. And I think it's incumbent on members of Congress but the American people have to speak up and we know that they're worried because they wanted to pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan in and out of the region all along now here. We are escalating again. And it's time to put a put the brakes on this coming. Both from the Congress in terms of them exercising their authorities Mickey had said but also coming from the American people saying we do not want another war in that region Gen Party. The ball is in the in the hands of the people themselves the power to declare war being Congress means that the people are supposed to make these decisions and this is what they have to show up a child meetings APP to contact their members of Congress and they have to be hurt and there should be a vote. I mean there's going to be a partner. Solution says there's going to be privileged privileged resolution and there should be there should be a vote in the United States. Senate absolutely not say I am struck by how many democratic politicians look I have very little expectations of Republicans at this point. I'm sorry about that but I am struck. By how few how how little maturation there seems to be when I look at the democratic accredit politicians who are coming out there and equivocating at this point because the American public has grown since two thousand two and to a certain extent I remember that time time vividly millions of people who are in those streets at that time and the fact is there was a lot of people who are shell shocked after nine eleven that Shell shock does not exist amongst the American American public anymore but you look at the eyes of a lot of these democratic politicians and they look like deers. If your headlights they need to lead to fight back against what is off. Obviously an attempt to draw this country into war by. Who's you know what who who's driving this bus? It's unclear but it but we cannot allow the the idea that the president of the United States can Willy Nilly create provocations. That dragged this country into this type of quagmire again. The American people have to understand why why we're entering into a military conflict. They don't know that tonight and that's a really big problem. And the communication here. I mean we just go back to say what the facts are on the ground in terms of the the latest loop. There was an attack outside Kirkuk a rocket attack there have been increasing rocketfire Adam at American forces from Shia militias in Iraq. Starting in October Tober Brett mcgurk said that hadn't happened. Eight years that part that itself was part of a escalatory cycle that started with the withdrawal from the Iran deal that kills an American American contractor back in December outside Kirkuk and killed an American contractor wounded several American service members there was a retaliatory strike by the US. It Killed Twenty five Shia militia militia members in Iraq and then that storm the embassy which was essentially disbursed with no casualties and then in response to that wildly provocative talkative s escalating act of taking out killing Qassem solely money. So that is that is the situation that has bras tonight to these reports of ground-to-ground missile. Fire from the Iranian government directed at Iraqi basis that whole both Amar Iraqi service members and American service members Donald. What do you think is happening right now? We have reports that Vice President Pence has briefed Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer Pelosi tweeted tweeted out. 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Iraqi Parliament Votes to Expel All American Troops

Post Reports

09:12 min | 1 year ago

Iraqi Parliament Votes to Expel All American Troops

"On Sunday the Iraqi occupying move to expel the US troops exam at her Kumana Lafayette? The healthy added up. It wasn't a an incredibly convincing. Vote it most Sunni and Kurdish. MP stage away all of E. N.. Peace in the Chamber at the time was Shia been happened though is equal what. NFL A woman isn't a unified position in the country but it was a parliamentary majority. This is Liz sly on the bay loop Yoichi for the Washington Post the Madden Wapakabhulo. Got Up that vote in the Iraqi parliament was in response to the drone strike. That killed Major General Qassem Soleimani and several other people including Iraqi military commander and that attack happened on Iraqi soil. Right outside the country's biggest airport toward the rockies were absolutely furious and if you remember this is came just a few days of members of Iraqi militia were killed in an ashtray insider Iraq which has already triggered outrage in Iraq seen the US embassy get students. And I'm trying to think in people burning reception gates and this nation of somebody who was one of Iraq's is closest allies really the Iraqis over the edge they were absolutely livid. And what are the prime minister. Say about this. The Prime Minister Cool Hilditch an outrage. He said it was a violation of Iraqi sovereignty. A violation of all the rules and to which has troops are operating in our because is the only there was to fight Islamic state than not supposed to be taking the orioles into Iraq. So that's true then. This is actually a violation of how the US and Iraq are supposed to be interacting than in situations like this the US was supposed to give a rock advance notice that they were going to try to do something like this. Yes and it's quite here as well that Iraq would not allow them to do this because they have very close relations kestler money. He's he's sort of the chief. Chief enforcer of Iran's will in Iraq and he funds all the militias he holds enormous interest mention the country. There's no way they would have given permission for this so then. How do they intend to respond to this? I mean the big was sponsors. The vote Newark in parliament on Sunday. Now this was not a binding law. It wasn't binding resolution. But when you think about it that U. S. went for rocket richly in two thousand and free to install democracy Z.. Bay Pretty much draft at the constitution that created this parliament and a majority in parliament is now sick. They don't want the US troops. It's very difficult for them to justify staying under these circumstances and so what would a withdrawal look like. Or what would that process look like now that they voted in parliament. Are they taking next steps to actually come up with a formal process of essentially kicking out. US troops well. This is where it gets very interesting interesting because the letter was leaked by the Prime Minister's Office yesterday but the Prime Minister had received yesterday from the US military and basically said it. It basically informed the Iraqi military to be aware that extra US troop movements for great be taking place ads the US prepared to pull out. Troops from Iraq in accordance with the sovereign was just gone the decision in the occupied event. Now look very much as this as if if the slash was giving notice that the US intending to withdraw from Iraq. The reaction in Washington was like no we haven't made any such decision led to present mistake. It was only a draft and it doesn't mean anything it really does look like the. US is actually starting into laid the groundwork lady for the process of rejoin those troops. We know that have been some movements at airport tubes. Moving from some places to other places it beginning to look if they're putting the steps in place at least two down the presence if not to bring about a complete withdrawal now of course a compete with royal would tape probably weeks or months because there's a lot of troops. There's a lot of equipment they want expecting this but yeah I think there's a sense in Iraq at the moment and the beginning of the end Come well it's also interesting because it it feels like Sola money's killing kind of laid. Bare are some existing tensions over how the US thinks about and respects the sovereignty of Iraq. And I'm wondering if there are other ways that has become apparent over the last couple of months or last couple years of the. US maybe not treating Iraq the way that a quote unquote equal partner should be treated needed. Yes I think it's fair to say that as being a real breakdown of in stage of the. US Rachi relationship in recent is a relationship that really became certainly very close. During the last years of the Bush administration was abandoned to a certain extent by the Obama Administration but not so much as leaving the patches it by trump. He didn't try and meet Iraqi leaders when he went to see the troops at Alice had bad air base. For example he just went in and saw the troops as as if his relationship with the Iraqis Persson important I mean he all his tweets all of his inconstant statements about the US wanting to be finished with endless war. It's his constant statements about the. US only wants the oil. All of that has left. People in the Middle East in general and in Iraq can particular wondering what is that. US on sound are they staying ave going. And meanwhile in those years Iraqis realizing that they are going to have to live with the Iranians on their border for the rest of the time and that the Americans can't be counted on it might not stay So is this a moment where the the Iraqis are basically saying we should be thinking about prioritizing our relationship with Iran more than any of what remains of of our relationship with the United States. I think the Iraqis come to see the presence of U. S. troops on ness. Oil Soften being stabilizing facts. Shit that helps them to balance. The relationship with Iran actually could be a destabilizing factor. cousy could bring an von U. S. war to their territory. But what's ironic about this situation. Is that at least ostensibly one of the things that led to the. US is decision to To Kill Sola money was was because he was exerting all this influence in Iraq but if this killing ends up with the US withdrawing from Iraq or being kicked out of Iraq. Doesn't that give give Iran. Basically exactly what it wanted in the first place is is an opportunity for Iran to increase their influence in Iraq will absolutely and the whole point of these tax on the US basis which Sulejmani was organizing was to convince the Americans it can stick it out to Faruk. They were hoping that president trump wouldn't have the appetite for war with Iran. Wouldn't fight back and rather than suffer. US casualties in an election year. that he would just pull out the troops and this was Sulaiman's mission if you like now that he has died his his life's goal will is going to be accomplished. And I'm curious how Iraqis feel about this like. Is there widespread support for the idea of you've strengthening ties to Iran and getting rid of US influence or is it more complicated than that. It's sound game night that it's not it. I choose much more complicated. I believe most rockies do not want that country to be a vessel stage in Iran I believe most of them resent the extensive influence your on his gains in Iraq. And we've seen that come out in the popular protests recently where they have denounced Iran and they have denounced sula money but not wanting Iran in your country doesn't mean they want America instead it's not an either or situation and it seems like that has been one one of the historical challenges. Iraq is the fact that it is such a kind of convenient proxy for so many other countries and for such a long time. They're kind of at at the mercy of of more powerful allies. Who tried to us? Iraq is a form of exerting influence. And so it. I wonder if there will be. Yeah time anytime soon where they can find a way to to be more independent or to kind of get rid of that influence and be able to stand on their own. We're looking could you really don't Chinese. They're really really sort of broken country at the moment. 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"sulejmani" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

The Ben Shapiro Show

06:53 min | 1 year ago

"sulejmani" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

"All right well latest breaking developments in the whole saga between the United States and Iran which of horse was kicked into high gear last week after running back militias burned the US embassy. I'm amazed how every news story now begins with the coming of money. Kacem Sulejmani the head of the terror wing wing of the Iranian government. I'm I'm shot really that the media begin every single story with Sulejmani sculling though nothing happened before it as though this was the beginning of time the trump spoke and then there was light. That is not the way any of this work. Even last week. What precipitated the actual killing of Sulejmani was the fact that Iranian backed militias? We're attacking a US embassy in Baghdad and trying to burn it down and kill people inside. That is what precipitated this entire crisis and there had been months of such precipitous action by the Iranians Ryan's attacks on Saudi oil facilities attacks on shipping in the Straits of Hormuz attacks on American drone Iranian militias attacking us-backed forces in Iraq. And all. This has been going going on metrics for months but for years like literally for years and yet every single story seems to begin with the killing of Sulejmani is trump. Just woke up one morning and was like you know what it feels. Good you I know it had to do today. I'm just GONNA kill guy. They just boom read through the brain debt. None of that happened. CAPE TRUMP was actually convinced to do this over a period of months. According to New York Times reporting by members of his cabinet including Secretary of state. Mike pompeo this was not ill thought out. It is not as though the trump administration just did this on a moment's notice in fact how could you even come up with such a killing on a moment's notice. The answer is you don't they must've been tracking Sulejmani for quite a long time and yet every media story begins with trump killing Sulejmani. Why because this is supposed to lead to the narrative that it's trump who's the aggressor and that is the Democrat media narrative today that the trump administration is doing unprecedented terrible things? What is the latest unprecedented terrible thing? Well apparently the trump administration is now blocking ron top diplomats from addressing of the UN Security Council. That'd be Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Zuri came out like just a few days ago and suggested that president trump ought to be assassinated that he ought to die. Okay the the Iranian government placed in eighty million dollar bounty on trump's head so trump saying yet. You're not coming here and you're not coming to US soil. You're not going to this organization the we pay for called the UN. And you're just GonNa Jabber there about terrible. We are in stick. Stick it you can stick it buddy. Good for trump now reef was like wow. That's a violation of international law that it's fun to watch. Iranian suddenly realized that international law violations Sion's are a bad thing after literally decades violating international law after the worst sorts of human rights violations ranging from terror attacks in Lebanon to attacks acts on Israel to attacks in Syria backing the Assad regime which has killed half million people to attack in Yemen to attack Iraq. Suddenly the Iranians crying infallible when it comes to. Oh you won't embassador visit New York. The ambassador who recently was talking about the possibility of murdering president wow violations of international law. Plenty here here. According to Foreign Policy Dot Com the trump administration is barring Iran's top diplomat from entering the United States this week to address the UN Security Council about the US assassination of Iran's top military officials in Baghdad violating the terms of nineteen forty seven headquarters agreement requiring Washington to permit foreign officials into the country to conduct business according to three diplomatic sources Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-javad Zarif requested a visa a few weeks ago to enter the United States to attend a January nine Security Council meeting on the importance of upholding of the UN Charter. You're so the meeting was about the importance of holding you on Charter. Meanwhile he was morning and planning apparently for the attacks on the US embassy in Baghdad. This is someone who cares deeply about international probably should take them super seriously. The Thursday meeting was to provide Tehran's top diplomat with his first opportunity to directly address the world community entity since US President Donald Trump or January third drone strike that killed Major General Qasim Sumani a top Iraqi militia leader among others. I'm enjoying the way the the press again characterize Sulejmani who was a terrorist a top Iraqi militia leader. He's an Iranian government official. How exactly would he be in Iraqi militia leader only if he was a terrorist who's backing non-governmental violent groups which is the definition of a terrorist in this context is just wild? Give it the way that the media characterize address this stuff. How could trump? How from do this is just yet? He how could he could block this terrible persons advisory F- from visiting the UN. I mean without javad-zarif propagating his propaganda. How would we know what propaganda he was going to use? How would we know it's just so awful? It's awful we. It's the media's takes all this off drudgery for his part is tweeting out about how terrible all of this as a he after Suggesting that the that the trump administration is a clown administration and also suggesting that the United States is quote unquote rogue regime. javad-zarif then tweeted out this morning while the US displays utter contempt for the UN Charter and it's catastrophic adventurism encourages extremism mm-hmm Antara. Wait adventurism telling me. The adventurism is trump killing your terror leader not you guys using hundreds of billions of dollars in order to support terrorism around the globe against a bunch of sovereign states and their citizens. No the real adventurism is killing a terrorist. Got It he says tomorrow will host Tehran dialogue for him and discuss ways which even regional security including hormones. Your mood hormones piece Endeavor Hashtag hope because when I think hope I think Chabad Zarif and the Iranian regime. He says denying me a visa in violation of nine hundred forty-seven you and HQ agreement pales in comparison to pompeo's threat to starve Iranians threat to starve. Romanians you mean economic sanctions placed against a foreign government any time. The informed government wishes to adhere to the rules of warfare and the rules of international conflict though sanctions go away. That's Palmdale threatening to starve run-ins trump's bluster about cultural heritage a war crime. No Bluster is not a war crime actually blowing things up that are culturally important for purposes of hurting culture. That's that's a workman threatening to do so. Not so much war. Graham Hashtag economic terrorism economic terrorism. By that he means that we won't do business with Iran and cowardly assassination the nation. But what are they really afraid of truth. Yes I'm sure that trump is sitting around really afraid of Shevardnadze reeves truth. Alternatively they don't wish to provide a forum for you to spew your garbage for you your garbage. He'll get to more of the latest developments with regard to Iran in. Just once I can I. Let's talk about the fact that when something breaks down down in your car it can be a giant pain in the rear to find the right part and I had a breakdown in my car just a few years back and I remember having to go to three separate auto parts stores before I could actually find the part that I needed needed and then even when that happened I had to have somebody actually put it in my car. It was a giant pain in the butt instead. What you ought to be doing if you are at in.

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What happened between the US and Iran?

FT News

05:05 min | 1 year ago

What happened between the US and Iran?

"The sound taken from Customs Lemonis funeral procession held yesterday in Tehran. The Iranian military he commander and head of the was killed on the third of January in a targeted. USS Strike. At back that airport. The death is expected to have repercussions just Iran and in the US but for the whole of the Middle East and beyond notch. My boobs look mayor the F. T.. Tehran correspondent is on the line. Tell us more high notch may commit start with what's what's happened. What prompted the US to launch a strike that killed Selemani any warning on Friday? It seems general survey money and for other Iranians hands as well as his Iraqi comrades. Where going to the airport when their cars were hit by Western strikes targeted assassination? The attack was a few days after iranian-backed Iraqi militias attacked the US embassy in Bava and after a civilian contractor was killed by a rocket attack the US blamed on Iranian backed militia in the US considered these as Iran crossing. Its redline by causing direct threats to American nationals and interests in the the region but now all of the says the US cross it's red line by targeting senior commander of the Iranian revolutionary. Surrey bought too many Iranians the national hero and because many reunions with it he kept the country safe from any foreign aggression and Security in Iran at a time other countries in the region where inflame people have been concerned. I'm for some time. The Iraq could become a flash point in the escalating tensions between the US and Iran. Can you tell us what Sulejmani was doing in Baghdad. And what is it that so frustrates the US. About Iran's role in Iraq was believed to be traveling quite frequently in the region in particular too Iraq Syria Lebanon where Iran's proxy forces are but he admonish initial kick very good relations with Iraqis. I can say that today. Iraq is more essential to Iran than any any other neighbor because of the US Sanchez which have exerted huge limitations on your own on. Banking transactions experts so Iran Iran exports around ten billion dollars of Iraq which is essentially judge the survival of Iran's economy on their the US sanctions but also like the Iraqi militias who are here as are extremely crucial. For Iran in its regional policies to standardize astounding stay yours to curb the influence of regional rivals so for Jerusalem money. It was essential to frequently Goto Auto Iraq Syria and Lebanon to keep these forces together down carry out. Iran's regional visions which are carrying having an influence of the U. S. is raid on regional rights. Of course the US would say that General Suleimani xt not supported backed mobilized militias river in Iraq. In Lebanon in Syria in Yemen which destabilizing the region and the trump administration is accused of the money of causing hundreds of American deaths. But that's been long known that Iran does sponsor militias across the Middle East. How did we get to this? Where do we trace the start of this escalation back to? I mean does it go back to Donald Trump's decision to unilaterally autry withdrawal the US from the nuclear deal Iran sign. We've all POWs in two thousand eighteen. This disconnection of their her latest goes back to two thousand eighteen when President Donald Trump decided to pull the US out of the nuclear accord order that it had signed with Iran and reimpose sanctions. Obviously Iran suffer from the consequences of Science Salat and after that Iran tried to use its leverage in the region to give it's power some analysts. Believe that one they would come that Iran on your sit at the negotiating table and on that day. Iran needs to have bargaining chips. Necessarily money was in charge of that side of Iran's leverage to keep the proxy forces powerful unto put divers under pressure

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"sulejmani" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

07:27 min | 1 year ago

"sulejmani" Discussed on The Daily

"And the crowd also had a very anti-american American and defiant mood people were sad but they were also very angry and we heard a lot of revenge revenge and no more negotiations the issue with the US. It's time for battle chanted by the crowd lured Kareem Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini many recited the Muslim prayer of the dead. On General Sulaiman is confident. Mamadu Paul Rine in the middle of the prayer several times. He paused and openly cried where that ability and the crowd also wept very loudly with him as a reporter who's covered Iran for are over twenty five years. What struck me? was that the people who had attended were not just supporters of the regime but a lot of people who are generally very rick critic of the regime to be clear there plenty of Iranians who did not love respect General Sulejmani but there were activists. They were the opposition figures who had been jailed by the regime who attended and when I asked them why are you there. Why are you going? The response was general. Okay money protected our national security he transcended politics. He was a national hero and I was talking to some young people who had attended attended his funeral and I spoke to a twenty two year old young man university student am I asked him. Why are you at the funeral? And he said knowing General Sulejmani was out. There made me feel safer. He was like a security umbrella above our country. And that's a sentiment that I heard over and over you're what you're describing feels like the kind of unified national outpouring that is reserved for a small handful of figures in any country. Right I mean a beloved president a civil rights that are like Martin Luther King in the United States not for what our colleagues have described as a general who specializes arises in covert operations in Iran. I think it's difficult for most people in the United States and outside of Iran and perhaps the region to grasp the unique the place and role that General Sulejmani played in Iran and in regional politics. He was single handedly. The most reverend and influential windchill character in Iran. So how did Sulamani cultivate that role. How did he make Iranians feel about? Where does that story start in many ways general? Soleil money's story begins with the story of Iran's Revolution in nineteen seventy nine. He was a young man working king construction jobs in the small city of Carmen in the southwest from the low income family. His education was high school diploma level and he got swept up in the revolution in the promise of Islam. Becoming the foundation of government and of promises to empower the oppressed and low income class in Iran which had been neglected and sidelines under the a pro western monarchy of the shah. So General Sulejmani gets a job at the local water planned and volunteers for the local chapter of the Revolutionary Guards and quickly rises up and shows a lot of promise as a military man when the war with Iraq happened in the one thousand nine hundred eighty S. He was a commander for eight years. And after the war ended he was named the commander of forces and that was really the beginning of the quotes forces and the Islamic republic's ambition to create a para military in the region and to kind of export the the idea of an Islamic revolution of Shia dominance outside of the borders of Iran. And why does Iran and someone like the money want to export this revolution. The Islamic republic theocracy was the first time that a she she a government had come to power in the Middle East. The Islamic faith is divided along Sunnis and Shias and the division and rivalry go back. Act All the way to the early days of Islam and the succession of Prophet Muhammed and she has always been a minority in the faith with Saudi Arabia. Sort sort of the custodian of the Sony Faith Iran has for centuries wanted to establish itself as the protector of the minority Shia and the theocracy of the Islamic Republic gave them the foundation and the structure to do that and As soon as they had established their government and power in the country they started looking external and general Suleimani was pivotal in expanding the ambitions of Iran's military and political apparatus in the Middle East. And how exactly it does he do that. So General Sulejmani was instrumental in elevating Iran strategy in the region through the proxy militia shook groups that it created and he started in Lebanon where Iran had already created to Shia militia groups. I'm Melissa the and Hezbollah and he helped them in their fight. With Israeli soldiers that were occupying Lebanon and later later on in the battles that Hezbollah and Lebanon fought generals so they money also becomes very involved with Palestinian Alestinian militant groups Hamas Islamic Jihad who also see an alliance between their ideologies And Islam Republican Ron and when you say that ceremony becomes involved in these groups. What does that actually mean? What does he do he helps? Help them come up with battlefield. Plans and he dispatches his underlings to go and train and fund and form these groups providing them with weapons providing them with money on providing them with strategy and he gains aims this reputation of being the shadow. Commander the man who's everywhere but nowhere. If General Soleil Mani is present on the ground then than Iran is present so understood the Monte Iran is making itself felt across the Middle East through these relationships to to these militias. Does that strategy succeed. Iran strategy succeeds but it's limited to the shores of the Mediterranean with Lebanon and the Palestinian territories but that changes in two thousand then three with the United States invasion of Iraq..

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"sulejmani" Discussed on Start Here

Start Here

06:23 min | 1 year ago

"sulejmani" Discussed on Start Here

"The last several days. This has been the five on American Airwaves number one. There will be dead. Americans dead civilian Americans. What is that? Where does it go because the Iranians won't stop? They do worry tonight. That's why Blumenthal said sleepless night. They can strike practically anywhere. Ten Ewing series of escalations. It's easy to see how these things spiral out of control like. You can see. See if people are freaked out and not just national security analysts in Washington right. I was walking my dog the other day and and guys that would usually be talking about the playoffs on the sidewalk. They were talking talking about the American decision to take out Qassem Soleimani in how Iran might retaliate Iran and its allies have sworn hush revenge against the US stat. Red Flag Raga Vengeance on fraud about the mosque and one of Iran's holiest cities for the first time in history so the stakes seem high. Here imagine the scene in Iran Sulejmani. Money was one of their most venerated. Figures will yesterday as what is left of. His body was transported back to Tehran. People gathered in some of the biggest demonstrations of mourning. You will ever see. We don't know what's going to happen next in the story but ABC's chief global affairs correspondent. Martha Raddatz is at Ground Zero for whatever it is. She is there in Tehran Ron. This morning and Martha. You actually went out into the streets yesterday during this gathering. Let me just tell me. What was it like Brad? There were literally millions of people bowl for the funeral of General Sulejmani. Oh across Tehran in the visual images if I can paint this for you. Millions President of people for this funeral standing outside lining the streets lining the bridges shoulder to shoulder. They were weeping. Genuine tears cooking look people. We talked to broke down crying when they started talking about General Sola money. These were young students who I have to think just months ago. in some ways may have been protesting something else here in Iran and who six months ago when we were here were criticizing their own leaders. It was all about American take heart remains sorry event saying they they wanted revenge. America should have a lot of Americans have they were heartsick over the loss of general. Sola money they are pointing finding out his fight against isis defeats noises and got proud of him. He's he'll and everywhere we have gone. There are images of General Sulejmani With the ayatollah tender photographs of him with young children. As soon as we arrived in the airport they were running videos about his life. You really feel the impact impact of of what has happened. We'll see I mean Martha than with all the anti-american sentiment with just the anger the emotion there in the streets. I just Kinda WanNa know like what's it like for you when you're talking to people like do you feel vulnerable in the streets of Tehran. Right now I have to say that that when we came same there was a moment of wondering what it would be like here but but frankly people were kind. They have generally been very nice they they they aim their fury. I would say at President Trump. What is your message to? Mr Trump messed us there were many many mentions of president trump. And what he did. The motion is everywhere. Obviously you're surrounded by people saying death to America. I never felt particularly particularly vulnerable about that. They are shouting at in in very general terms but I felt no threat at all when I think about the US. Martha there are certain scenarios where I would imagine Magin Americans telling the President Oh we have to declare war on this country because of what they did to us right but but there are other scenarios Martha where can imagine Americans would say. Ah That's not that doesn't quite rise to the level of declaring a war. We don't need a long national nightmare. Here where does the killing of Sola Mani rank to Iranians to to the Iranian regime. I mean how do Iranians think of this as an act of war I think generally yes I think. Certainly they viewed this as an active active war. Whether they want to war is something else entirely events must hatton and it is certain. What kind of revenge do you want anything? I definitely hear revenge. We have to take revenge for the blood of of Soleimani is what they will say. You are not afraid of war. Iranian people love apiece speed on love but when I asked about are you ready for a war. They'll say if that happens. We are ready but we are peaceful people but obviously officially Brad that the difficulty here is if Iran responded a big way it is very likely the. US will take action as well given. What president trump trump has said? And then you get in a stair. Step back and forth tit for tat and none of us has any idea how that would end. Saw Tirre's over what's seen as a national hero. Their anger was talk about revenge but also fear of what could still be to come Martha Raddatz on the streets of Tehran. Thank you so much. Thank you Brad..

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Trump was reportedly given a 'menu' of options for the Iran strike that included ships, missile facilities, and militia groups

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

11:02 min | 1 year ago

Trump was reportedly given a 'menu' of options for the Iran strike that included ships, missile facilities, and militia groups

"Have woken up to a more dangerous work. That is what a French government official told The Washington Post about president. Trump's trump's choice of the most extreme option presented to him to deal with Iran's aggressions in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East that extreme option was of course the killing of Iran's top military commander journal Sulejmani last week a team of New York Times reports using sources inside the trump administration reported on on the options presented to the president. This way the options included strikes on Iranian ships or missile facilities or against iranian-backed militia groups in Iraq the Pentagon also oh tacked on the choice of targeting General Sulamani mainly to make other options seem reasonable when Mr Trump chose the option of killing killing General Sulamani top military officials flabbergasted. Were immediately alarmed about the prospect of Iranian retaliatory strikes on American troops in the region The Times reports that the execution of the plan to kill the general depended entirely on who might greet the general when he arrived at Baghdad or airport. If General Sulejmani had been met by an Iraqi government official or someone else who the United States was unwilling to kill General Sulejmani would be alive today. Secretary of State. Mike Pompeo was not one of the trump administration officials who was flabbergasted. By the President's decision to kill General Sulejmani The Washington Post reports that Mike Pompeo had been urging the president to kill General Sulejmani for months. Sanitary Pompeo did a victory lap. On Sunday morning. Television television saying quote we took a bad guy off the battlefield. We made the right decision. I'm proud of the effort that president trump undertook. Someone else who wasn't wasn't flabbergasted is Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton. He tweeted his congratulations. Congratulations on the killing of General Selemani. But unlike Mike Pompeo John Bolton refused to name president trump as the person responsible for the killing John. Bolton's tweet simply said congratulations to all involved in eliminating some Sola money. Hope this is the first step in regime change in Tehran. Warhawks hawks like John Bolton frequently. Try to avoid the real language of what they advocate so they like to use words like eliminating when they mean killing and regime change when they mean all out war. No one is more aggressive toward Iran than John Bolton and it may be the John Bolton is now so confident that Donald Donald Trump has now put the United States on an irreversible path to all war with Iran the John Bolton no longer needs Donald trump in the White House especially with the Washington Post reporting that Vice President Mike Pence was also urging the killing of General Sulejmani along with Secretary the State Pompeo because today of all days as the situation got worse and worse for the United States in Iraq with the Iraqi parliament having voted one hundred seventy two zero to expel the American military and American government officials from Iraq. Today of all days is the day that John Bolton decided added to publicly announce in writing on his website that he is ready willing and able to testify in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump in the United States set quote. I have concluded that if the Senate issues a subpoena for my testimony I am prepared to testify now. You can believe in in coincidence cements. We've all seen instances of it in our own lives. John Bolton doesn't do coincidence John Bolton does calculation and John Bolton calculated the worst thing he could possibly do to Donald Trump. Today is say I am prepared to testify and John Bolton and did that no one has dreamed of war with Iran and regime change in Iran more fervently John Bolton and the reward the the John Bolton gave the present today who has brought us closer to that war than any previous president was the announcement. I am prepared to testify testify in the impeachment trial of that president. Does that mean now. That war with Iran is simmering. John Bolton wants the steady steady your hand of Mike Pence at the controls John Bolton doesn't want a rerun of the time when president trump called off an attack on Iran ten minutes before scheduled. It'll take place. John Bolton doesn't WanNa President tweeting that he will commit war crimes by bombing non military sites in Iran including cultural sites. John Bolton wants war with with Iran done right. If it's going to be done he wants it. Done Pompeo and pence style and the Obama White House. Susan Rice was the president's National National Security Adviser the same job John Bolton hat and the trump White House and op ed piece for the New York Times. She writes Donald. Trump's action against around quote now locks our two countries in dangerous escalatory cycle but will likely lead to wider warfare. Americans are not safer. American citizens are at greater risk of attack across a far wider battlefield than before. It's hard to envision how this ends ends short of war leading off our discussion tonight. Is Susan Rice. Who served as President Obama's national security advisor after serving as President Alabama's ambassador to the United Nations? She used the author of tough love. My story of things worth fighting for Susan Rice. Thank you very much for joining us. Really appreciate it it I want to go first of all to this tweet. That the president put out where he basically said basically committed the United States committing war-crimes attacking cultural sites saying there are fifty two targets and that number was chosen simply for symbolic purposes Not necessarily military tactical purposes of your in. Mike Pompeo now trying to walk that back and say we won't do that. Administration officials saying. We won't do that. The commander in chief has said we will well Lawrence. It's very disconcerting to say the least when the president of the United States is publicly and recklessly threatening to commit war crimes and I should hope that saying our heads would prevail that in in the State Department certainly in the Defense Department that they understand what the laws of war are what our domestic law also requires and and would refuse to execute an order that was in stark violation of international and domestic law. War So I'm mm is hard as it is to swallow some of the the rank craziness that comes out of the president's twitter feed their. At least I think it would be a very difficult thing for the president to execute assuming that the leadership that that is even now in the Pentagon has its its own. Say What would you be looking for. I know the OP ed piece. You wrote is not autumn optimistic one But if you were looking for signs of that. The trump administration is capable of steering away from war. Here her. What would you need to see them do? Well I think. In the first instance we would need actually to see efforts by the administration ministration to de-escalate you had mike pompeo blanket. The Sunday shows and claim that this was all about deescalation. And you had the president earlier. You're saying this was about stopping the war. And in the same moment the president you know issues as extraordinary threat to retaliate against fifty two sites including cultural sites. He's now threatened Iraq with sanctions which is even more mind. Boggling in some ways because the Iraqis are threatening to throw the United States out of Iraqi territory and so frankly eh you know. It's very hard to understand what to expect out of this This crew I want to go to the announcement that Iran made aide about the nuclear deal. What they're what they now intend to do in that arena? It seems a little more complicated than is generally being recorded. I want to read the the near the Washington Post text on this says Iran announced over the weekend that it would no longer respect limits set. On how many centrifuges it can use to enrich uranium Iranian. Foreign Minister said the move was a remedial step but taken within the framework of the nuclear deal and he said that it could and be reversed I heard of commenters on the BBC Today. Also being more optimistic British observers more. We're optimistic about the possibility of salvaging the deal of especially for example if a new president is inaugurated a year from now. Well I'm not L.. optimimistic I think this really might have been the the last blow to the Iran nuclear deal but it was an interestingly crafted statement on the part of the Iranians Arabians. It said they would no longer be constrained by any of the restrictions that they adhered to in the context of the nuclear program and that can be interpreted win and then a number of ways and they said that would sanctions be removed and the United States come back into compliance that they would be prepared themselves to come back into compliance so that could be construed as a potential off ramp but given everything else. That's going on given president. Trump's extraordinary INARI disdain for the nuclear deal given the crippling sanctions that have been imposed in now this latest escalation by killing Sulamani. It's it's hard hard to see how that happens in the near term of course is very hard to in this world. Is You know to have any prediction about where we'll be a year from now and so I'm not I'm not gonNA jump off that cliff of the New York Times kind of backstage reporting at the White House indicates that the options that were given the president in this case case included the options of killing the general only to make the other options. Look better and look more reasonable. Did you present options is to President Obama that way and include one that you firmly believed should not be an option but did it just to steer him in another direction no lawrence. I didn't and I don't believe the Pentagon did you know.

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"sulejmani" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

01:51 min | 1 year ago

"sulejmani" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Mega truck. Roberti and this is on point Iran and impeachment those or the two dominating issues ahead of us this week a massive funeral in Tehran bellicose talk from Iran and the US where president trump says. He won't be Boultbee. Don't be afraid to strike hard. If necessary allies in Iraq in Europe and the Middle East role trying to cope with this huge disruption and congress now balancing the specter of war and the next chapter in the impeachment of President Trump as it continues to unfold on Capitol Hill. So this point what will this week bring us and you can join us. How are you feeling today this Monday? Confused scared perhaps elated by the killing of Iran's General Sulejmani. What about the the impeachment? What do you want the next steps to be? What do you think they will be joining us anytime on twitter and facebook ad on point radio? We've got a terrific panel to help walk us through what to expect this week. Joining me from Washington is Anna Edgerton National Congress editor for Bloomberg News Anna. Welcome hi thanks for having me Gideon Gideon rose also joins us. He's in New York. He's editor of Foreign Affairs magazine. He was associate director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council Gideon. Welcome to you. Hi Magnum and Arlene Super Bowl joins us from Washington as well. She's White House correspondent for the associated. Press Darlene welcome. Hi Great to be with you all right well first of all. Let's listen to a little bit of the sound coming from Tehran today. Where General Customs Sulejmani was buried in a massive funeral enroll gathering in this bit of tape? You're going to hear a mourners chanting. You will hear. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei praying and weeping over the general's those body and finally you will hear him on his daughter vowing revenge on the United States.

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"sulejmani" Discussed on AM Joy

AM Joy

09:27 min | 1 year ago

"sulejmani" Discussed on AM Joy

"Emotions are running extremely high here. Over Iran hundreds and hundreds of two thousand people have poured out into the streets of laws and Mashhad to follow the funeral procession of general awesome. Sort of money. His body is being transported this morning through the streets of laws in a truck. You can see just throngs and throngs of people trying to get a glimpse use of that truck carrying his coffin. The motions here are extremely high life. Good morning and welcome to. Am Joy well this week. While the impeached current current occupants of the Oval Office was rolling out the red carpet and partying with his friends. At mar-a-lago for the holidays he somehow somehow managed to create this a massive outpouring of tens of thousands of people in Iran mourning. The death of that country's top military. General Qasim Sola money who was killed by the US and a surprise I strike and last night. Donald trump the president who has pardoned accused war. Criminals tweeted out a threat to commit war crimes himself by threatening to destroy destroy Iranian cultural sites if Iran attempts to hit the US back for killing Sulejmani trump said the US would target fifty two Iranian sites in all but why that specific number fifty two trump apparently is referencing. The fifty two American citizens held hostage for four hundred and forty four days in one thousand. Nine hundred seventy nine and after angry young Iranians overran the US embassy in Tehran. But that scary moment between Iranians and Americans what came to be known as the Iran hostage hostage crisis had its origins decades before nineteen seventy-nine hostility between Iran and the United States back to nineteen fifty. Three when the CIA YEA and British intelligence services orchestrated a coup to take down. Iran's duly elected Prime Minister Muhammad Sick after most of that had the cheek to nationalize Iran's oil industry cutting off prophets for Western companies the nine hundred seventy nine revolution was the blowback Iranians overthrew through the government the Shah or king that we imposed on them in one thousand nine fifty three and they replaced it with the Islamic regime that runs Iran today now to be clear overthrowing growing foreign governments that we don't like as an ugly old school part of America's war games history regime change has never exactly been good policy and has been known to yield brutal brutal results for the people who live in the countries that we've interfered with but targeting and bombing and destroying cultural sites. Well that is a war crime it. It directly violates The Hague Convention as several people have pointed out to trump on twitter including members of Congress and trump's decision to target a member of the Iranian they get government for assassination was not only reckless placing the US at risk of war with Iran. It apparently was the most extreme choice offered to trump by his national security advisers. Apparently because they didn't think he'd be crazy enough to do it. According to The New York Times trump when Michelin rejected the idea of killing pulling Sulejmani on December twenty eight but shortly after that according to Defense Department and administration officials after television reports showed report showed protests tests at the American embassy in Baghdad trump quote fuming decided to move forward with the most drastic option leaving top Pentagon officials stunned and and now trump is preparing to join his favourite leisurewear salesman as a war criminal. Doing now is many Asana the intercept and Michael mcfaul former former. US advisor to the Russian. Federation thank you gentlemen for being here. Many I'm going to start with you because you wrote at the intercept. Recently your latest piece which I recommend highly that everyone reads four years ago. So trump had no clue who Iran Sulejmani was. Now he may have kicked off World War three. And you're of course referring to the interview. The radio interview with Hugh Hewitt in which Donald Trump confused the cud sports with the Kurds. So what do you make of where we are now. You saw those huge protests that are taking place in over the death of pseudomonas asked asked to lemony. Where are we now? We're in a very bad place joy. I'm sorry to say and this is what happens when you put a narcissistic megalomania former reality TV star with a thin skin and a very large temper in charge of the world's most powerful military. He does things like this and some of us will warning that he would do something like this for years. When when some of my colleagues in the media including liberals and left these were were buying into this nonsense that trump is some sort of dove or anti war candidate ended it or isolationist or interventionist the rest of trying to say no? You call a person like this in charge of nuclear weapons. You can't allow him to run foreign policy when he doesn't. Oh anything about foreign policy and you get a decision like this where you know a lot of people saying what strategy trump doesn't do strategy trump as you mentioned introduction sees images images gets angry at what's happening to the. US Embassy in Iraq wants to be toughened match. I want to do something. That Obama didn't do always obsessed with his predecessor and gives. Is this order. And you mentioned in your introduction. The Pentagon officials didn't think he'd be crazy enough to pick the extreme option. They put in front of him. Who all these officials were? They asleep for the last three years that they the thought that they could put an option like this in front of a psychopathic trump. And he wouldn't take it. I mean it's absolutely irresponsible mad. I would say anyone working around trump to offer. Implants is this God help next set of options they give him a the Iranians retaliate near in in the they they will retaliate. As you mentioned trump is already bragging talking about war crimes on twitter saying he'll cultural sites you know who else attacks cultural sites Isis. Yeah the Taliban is that the company the US president wants to keep. I mean yes. I mean he's keeping the company of Saudi Arabia Putin like his choices of people he admires or people who don't respect kind of the laws of normal behavior in the world. You leaders right like that's who he respects. It is shocking to say that first of all they should take his. TV away maybe because watching things on TV makes him do stuff like this. Let me go to embassador Michael mcfaul. Donald Trump told his party guests what he was going to do. Apparently he chatted with Lindsey. Graham who's Don the gate so he was not one of the people entitled to known advancing. Dancing didn't tell the actual gang of eight. He didn't tell Congress what he was going to do. And his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did talk to somebody Russia. The Russian Federation Foreign Minister it. Mike Pompeo tweets about the fact that he met with Russian Foreign Minister Laverov and he says he and Lavrov discussed the decisive defensive action. Donald trump employed in Baghdad to protect American lives. I emphasize the de escalation is the United States. Principal goal Okay the Russian Foreign Minister Levy warned Secretary of state. Mike pompeo apparently in that discussion that a drone strike that killed senior Iranian commander Kassem. Sola money was illegal and threatened Middle Eastern stability and peace. This morning David Girl was reporting earlier. The the Russian administration is now saying that this was a gross violation of international law. So trump told them after the fact but they even Russia who is Donald Trump is quite in league with saying this is a horror your thoughts. Well I don't know where to begin. I think the central point is what you were just discussing. What is the? US Strategy vis-a-vis Iran today. And how does this latest action help us achieve it. What is scary for me is that there does not seem to be a process in place to develop an implement a national security policy? The president has said and secretary Pompeo has said if you go back and you look at his speech that he gave on Iran a couple of years ago he outlined several goals one is to make Americans safer to is to permanently dismantle. The Iran nuclear program program tree is to end all terrorism in the region and four by some not all is to bring more democratic change to a run on all four of those policy the objectives. It's very difficult to see how this latest killing of Mr Sulejmani a cheese any of those four goals and I think we need to start judging seeing them and judging their actions by the objectives that they themselves have set out. That's the first thing the second thing is we have to stop blaming. President went over Dama for the situation. We're in a secretary. Pompeo has done several times already. This morning he keeps saying we had to restore deterrence. I just want to remind everybody. They have been in power now for three years. If they're restoring deterrence that means that they had not achieved that objective over the last three years not only that but the deterrence was the Iran nuclear deal when Europe and the United States made a deal with this regime to try to bring it back into normalcy around the world. They are the ones who pulled out of that deal. This wasn't prison uh-huh bomber. Who did that they did that? Let me play you pump other complaint. This one to me is the greatest of all. Here's Mike pompeo complaining that the Europeans who who donald trump has called an enemy when he called Era Russia a friend that they're not helping. Here's Mike pompeo frankly. The Europeans haven't been as helpful as I wish that they could be. The Brits the French the Germans all need to understand what we did what the Americans did saved lives in Europe as well. This was a good thing thing for the entire world and we're urging everyone in the world to get behind what the United States is trying to do. I'm sorry I don't mean to laugh. Let me play really quickly. Joe Biden's response to that. Here's Joe Biden. Are you.

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New Iranian general steps out of Soleimanis shadow.

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

02:06 min | 1 year ago

New Iranian general steps out of Soleimanis shadow.

"I'm Anthony Davis New Iranian general has stepped down to the shadows to lead the country could force becoming responsible for Tehran's proxies across the Middle East as the Islamic republic threatens the US with hauch revenge filling. Its previous head. Kazan Sulejmani while much still remains unknown about sixty two year old as male Ghani Western sanctions. Suggest he's long been in a position of power in the organization. One of his first US duties is likely to be overseeing whatever revenge Iran intends to seek for the US air strike early Friday that killed his longtime friend and Soleimani. It was the midway point if he's annual Christmas vacation where Donald Trump huddled at his Florida club with his top national security advisers who presented him with an array of options for responding to an earlier attack on a US Iraqi base including the most dramatic possible response taking ounce General Sulejmani the head of Iran's elite coulds force and the man responsible for hundreds of American deaths trump immediately wanted to talk so Lemani. It was a decision. He's predecessors had avoided and one that risked inflaming tensions with Tehran. Some advisers voiced concern about the legal legal justification for a strike without evidence of an imminent attack in the works against Americans his decision to authorize the drone strike has sent shockwaves throughout the Middle East and has dramatically escalated tensions between the US and Iran earlier that day trump was meeting with his political advisors about his reelection campaign when he was summoned to give the final go-ahead trump said he was eager to project global strength and replicate the message. He believed he sent last year after approving the rates to kill Islamic state leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi Trump's timing was also certain to divert attention

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Iran vows to respond for Soleimani killing

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

03:55 min | 1 year ago

Iran vows to respond for Soleimani killing

"Iran promised to seek revenge for a U S S strike knee Baghdad's airport that killed the mastermind of its interventions across the Middle East and the. US said Friday. It was sending thousands more troops to the region as tensions soared in the wake of the targeted killing the death of General General Qasim Sulejmani. The head of Iran's elite cuts force marks a major escalation in the standoff between Washington and Iran which is careened from one crisis to another since donald trump imposed crippling sanctions and withdrew from the two thousand fifteen nuclear deal without even having having read it the targeted strike and any retaliation by Iran could ignite a conflicts that engulfs the whole region endangering. US troops in Iraq Syria and beyond over the last. Two decades. Solely Mani has assembled a network of heavily-armed allies stretching all the way to southern Lebanon on Israel's doorstep the US has urged American citizens to leave Iraq immediately. Following the morning airstrike at Baghdad's international airport. Iran's state TV said killed Sulejmani and nine others. The State Department said the embassy in Baghdad which was attacked by Iran backed militiamen and their supporters earlier. This week is closed and all consular services have been suspended. The strike on an access road near Baghdad's airport was carried out Friday by an American drone. So lemani had just disembarked from a plane. Arriving from either Syria or Lebanon a senior Iraqi security officials said the blast tore his body to pieces along with that of Abu Mattie Alma Handy Deputy Commander of the Iranian backed militias in Iraq known as the popular mobilization allies ation forces. A senior politician said Souleymane. His body was identified by the ring he wore. Iran state TV said on Friday that ten and people were killed including five revolution regard members and Souleymane. His son-in-law Donald Trump proclaimed on Friday that he ordered the killing of the talk talk Iranian general to stop a war not start one but in the tents aftermath the Pentagon braced for retaliation by sending more troops to the Middle East Democrats complain that trump hadn't even consulted congress and some worried that the strike made war more likely the ramifications nations of trump's decision to kill Soleimani was still coming into focus last night the could include an end to the US military partnership with Iraq in fighting the Islamic estate extremist group cuisine. Sulejmani wasn't just an infamous terrorist organizer in one of the regime's most powerful officials. He was also one of Donald. Trump's social social media antagonists many Americans. I heard of the general in two thousand eighteen when he started arguing with trump via memes on instagram for a high level commander in regime that bans most major social media platforms for its citizens. Sola Mani was unusually Internet savvy yesterday the US Vice President. Mike Pence took to twitter himself to justify the killing of Sulejmani falsely claiming that he helped the perpetrators data's of nine eleven meanwhile further airstrikes targeting Iraq's popular mobilization forces umbrella grouping of Iran backed Shiite militias delicious near Camp Taji north of Baghdad have killed six people and critically wounded three in Iraqi army source said late on Friday. Two two of the three vehicles making up a militia convoy were found burned marking the second. US strike in twenty four hours likely to further escalate. Tensions wins between the Middle East and the west making starting a war rather than stopping one more likely

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"sulejmani" Discussed on WSJ What's News

WSJ What's News

02:14 min | 1 year ago

"sulejmani" Discussed on WSJ What's News

"Data and designed for people learn more at design done. Eighty P DOT com an American airstrike in Baghdad. Kills a key Iranian general escalating tensions in the Middle East Iran would retaliate. The question is how were and what the attack triggered a sharp reaction in oil prices. Basically it was re-injection of geopolitical risk into the oil markets markets. Plus our weekly. Look at what happened in the twenty twenty presidential race. This is what's news from the Wall Street Journal. I'm Kim Sin. Let's get started Now before we look at the. US Air strike that killed Iranian general al-Qassem Sulejmani and what that means for the Middle East. Here's what you missed. Pharmaceutical companies rang in the New Year by raising prices on hundreds of drugs eggs. A new analysis found that prices rose in average of five point eight percent but that increase it was actually a bit smaller than last year. The industry is facing increased scrutiny hootenanny from patients lawmakers and health plans separately. A new study finds more drugs are approved by the FDA in December than in any other month but the end of the year desk clearing has an unintended side effect. The drugs that are approved then are associated with more hospitalizations life threatening events and deaths The FDA acknowledged the December surge but said the pattern had diminished in recent years. More than forty people have died. In and around. Indonesia's capital capital Jakarta after torrential rain brought severe flooding that overwhelmed drainage canals. Meteorologists warned. That more rain could be on the way. The flooding has brought renewed attention to the challenge of protecting Jakarta. It's one of the world's fastest sinking megacities around forty percent of the city is already below Woah sea level according to the World Bank now our main story president trump ordered a US air strike in Baghdad. That killed Qassam Soleimani yesterday. Sulejmani was the leader of the foreign wing of Iran's Islamic.

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"sulejmani" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

760 KFMB Radio

02:57 min | 2 years ago

"sulejmani" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

"To good kind of. President it's all been flowery never mind playing some of those sound bites from LBJ those those tapes at Armstrong and. Getty had yesterday and today but that's never mind that, the the rule of thumb especially at usual places is it would all be better if we only had, the president who was civil, who, didn't say things, like hey little rocket man and. You, wanna mess with us I I kinda thing Same, thing with Iran Ripping up that that Iran deal that Obama put together that had. Wrong all over it but Yeah there's a lot connected, to that by the way we're still technically in that we're still processing out of that. Perspective But I. Just went across this this boy this, is, from the Daily Mail over in the UK some. Major General Sulejmani or something one of the top generals in Iran Gave a speech that. I was what this morning or overnight That a war with Iran would he says to Trump destroy everything you own implying Trump Tower would be toast This is. The way they talk all the, time this is nothing, new he could have been as flowery and just diplomatic and. When when Obama was diplomatic the same generals route they're going deaf door America Perspective By the same, token if you are a military family with the navy and marines and so, forth and wondering where he loved ones are. Deployed I, mean don't don't get all sick and nervous about. The it's the same bad actors on the world stage at all. Times so it's just a different kind of a bit of. Theater, now that's all That was a nice bit of perspective wasn't Mark yes it was. Thank you AM some sixty talking breaking news whenever, things are askew in the world as we know it and look for some we have some smart clear thinking people Ireland's of tranquility and and and sensibility institute clinically savvy ahead of their time kind of people and Pat Boone's one of those people and he joins us on his top secret. Line, from. His, top, secret, sensibly, appointed layer somewhere in the Los Angeles. Area hey Pat hey Marky Mark listen you still one of, the backstreet boys I loved you guys necessarily see if, that works. For you Pat because you never did any covers? Of, backstreet boys. Music digits The osbournes stuff because you and Ozzy that's the whole new generation. Somebody, said. Yesterday, when, I, t's, that you're going to be on the. Show on Facebook is it oh I loved his in a metal mood which I'd love to go and you took, all those Hard rock songs and turned him into Pat Boone style it was good music that's what people didn't understand even some of the music critics. They saw that I was trying to be a heavy metal rocker well you went on, the dick? Clark, produced American music awards and you were dressed in heavy metal and. Wearing buried your chest and.

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"sulejmani" Discussed on KBNP AM 1410

KBNP AM 1410

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"sulejmani" Discussed on KBNP AM 1410

"The role of faith in america on this easter weekend honoring those who are going to gather in homes churches and synagogues to light candles and praise god for christians we remember the suffering and death of god's only son and his glorious resurrection on the third day on easter sunday we proclaim with joy christ is risen the president also mentioned jewish families who observed the passover marking the deliverance of israel from bondage in egypt to what he called the promised land of israel a louisiana police chief said on friday he has fired the white officer who fatally shot a black man during a struggle outside a convenience store nearly two years ago killing set off wide spread protests at the attorney chris stewart says a grand jury should have been given a chance to decide whether criminal charges were brought against officer blaine sulejmani everybody keeps saying well the officer was justified because he was reaching for the gun according to the experts from the doj said that the video showing reaching four gun that is all from the statement of blame salomone demand that killed him so why are we giving credibility to that statement earlier in the week louisiana's attorney general ruled out criminal charges against the officers the trump administration is expected to announce it's going to roll back automobile gas mileage and pollution standards that were imposed under the obama administration it's not clear whether the announcement will include a specific number but current regulations from the environmental protection agency require the fleet of new vehicles to get thirty six miles per gallon in real world driving why twenty twentyfive this is about ten miles per gallon over the existing standard that.

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