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Messi Dazzles as Barca Advance
"Barcelona taking on Napoli One, one, this of course going. into the second leg at the camp. Now, boss in the end winning by three goals to one heads of discussing Alley Moreno Frank Leboeuf who's about to become a grandfather for the first time. He's adore to in labor and without comment we also introduced Craig Burley as well to the program Craig. Let's start. Shall we reflecting on that win for at the camp now once again Lionel Messi was instrumental. Thank. You. So when you went for thirty thousand and just just delaying the inevitable for him one more game going to the core finals. You know and you can't say much more than. in terms of the performance, it was unsurprising that. Not Play who finished seventh and Sarah will still very much towards the end of the game I thought that you'd brought Milijana Burt eller physical presence. And get more balls in the balked. He didn't do that until the last ten or twelve minutes and so bacelona got away with it was messy sharpness. That gotten through particularly the the bold inactivation killer Bali. For, the kick, but there was one or two calls in the Game B-. Bustle, and got the job done is they should have. Done done against the site are not the best in Syria. We'll talk about some of these dubious calls in a moment but I thought you talked about the so much. Have we I feel after every Barcelona game about how dependent they are on messy? Yeah, it's it's not gonNA take not anytime soon that is the way that they play and everybody on the field looks for where Messi is and give him the ball and led him resolve the issues. There isn't any more productivity coming from anywhere else other on the field. There is a through ball from anybody else there isn't a final pass from anybody else across from anybody else if it's not messy, essentially winning the ball given to himself, crossing the to himself and finishing himself it's very, very difficult to see where Barcelona produces Brielle, goalscoring opportunities and. Again. Today we saw Nantong agrees bid a lot of running a lot a lot of work for the team defensively by very little impact offensively restarted scores have penalty gig, but very little outside of that and really what was truly surprising about this game in the second half is to see Barcelona at home just renounced possession just four for the possession say, yeah, you will. You have the ball you see if you can create something on, we're going defend. Now this is Barcelona we're talking about this is not a millennial team. This is not a defensive team, per se and yet at team that you have historically seen at the count now just knocking the ball around really. Possession Monday, the rhythm of the game that is not what we saw today in the second half they were more than happy to sit behind the ball, very unlike Barcelona but in the end effective effective and to advance onto the next round. Frank is testament to what have done in this competition over previous years. The even three one up I home with ten minutes ago you still felt you had to watch this game to the end just in case Napoli got back into it. Yes. Exactly. Because you know that defensive, a bustling is very fragile and the showed that many many times and. And the consistency now they're the talent is not as well except that you have a fantastic little man missy to also do young think he did well, I mean the outside the food when he gave him the giftable macy when he scored and the goal was. disallowed. is an absolute beauty but otherwise, Yeah Celine Craig, it's very very. Well you. No performance style you know where where you don't see many things you you see only one guy doing the difference and that's it and you you I wanted to to see after the. Win Win scalding just before the off time. Say Six second time. It's going to be better. Maybe we're going to see something. Well, he didn't happen to the bid at some point but. How. The of the day you Didn't see a good game good game I. so average she'll team against I've sees a dude, the shade of the that we known I think we're doing the rest of these bustle and a disservice here. Yeah, they're under performance. There's no doubt about it, but sometimes players even the best players are looking for guidance and we know we know there are holes in the boss loners squad the there's quite a few top teams have holes in the squad. But did you spend all in? Well, let's see. It's just a messy for Barcelona. I think when you look around, I think what they need to find as as yeah, a balance within the squad which comes through budget. But a coach, find a key to unlock the clear talent there, and it takes some pressure off message Volvo they struggled and lost his job and said to him was a man it was going to commend with as Grit football style from Betas and nuts really not happened, and so there is more in the locker for boss of them were seeing I'd just feel that the sampler not playing well, another players looking for guidance. And yet defined the court this going to command and the last twelve to eighteen months or so and fainter sets up the gets the best of everybody else as well as getting the best Lino. Messy then Barcelona will be in better
Inside Jordan's Fight to Tackle COVID-19
"Finding who you looked countries where they were hardly any cases and you didn't have to be very far for that because his thank Louise where you're based in. Jordan. How have they been so successful in containing the outbreak Will they credit this success to a strategy that put public health I above Any economic considerations. So what they did was very very quickly seal their borders and they imposed one of the harshest lockdowns in the world they say that by acting so quickly and in such draconian. They managed to jump on the cases that were here deal with them while not allowing any new cases into the country. Jordanians were pretty happy with the result because if you look I'm on now it's a strange little oasis in in a very weird world I mean. Things back to normal here. Life has kind of gone back to the way it was before the virus accept the fact that the border shut how many people have lost allies to covid. So Jordan had just over a thousand cases and eleven total deaths I spoke to the prime minister about this I listen. Has. Very Open, question. Jesus making very much. He said that the country's health system could absorb maximum one hundred and fifty, two hundred cases a day. That's the capacity of the country's healthcare system and the worst case scenario they'll planning for was six hundred new cases a day as it happened the worst day was forty cases. Gosh I, mean Eleven deaths us here in the UK, not is just a startlingly low fake The Jordanian Prime Minister Muscle very confident about that result. He does being a reporter I've kind of code around a SPEC into labs and people who work in this space and they say it checks out like if this were out there if this were spreading, we would probably know about it. We'd say some evidence of it and that just isn't there. So it it looks like they can credibly claim. To have defeated this thing for now. Has the Jordanian economy also avoided hit the others around the world of taken in recent months unfortunately, it hasn't. So Jordan's employment rate was estimated at about twenty percent before this crisis that's very high. Now, labor analysts is claimed could go as high as as thirty percent on the other hand the Jordanian prime. Minister says that because the country with it covert so well, it was able to attract investment that might have gone elsewhere. So a lot of garment manufacturers, for example, felt that they couldn't safely work in Pakistan or dash they shifted their orders to Jordan where they knew that the industry was up and running and it was safe spite of all the mess. Covert created comic. what was very Pleasantly, surprising. Is that. Investments have coming into Jordan exports. Went Up. Indicates how much stabilities worth the world today that's how Jordan is is going to sell itself. Now, it's going to be safe Cova destination. It'll be an island of stability in an unstable world. And it wants to maintain that stability Jordan was career, put its airports today to a few selected countries with low transmission rates like Canada and Cyprus, but this has now been delayed clearly, the prime minister Mera's has apprehensions about opening up children. He said that you know looking around the region you've got Saudi Arabia next door terrible outbreak. Israel another big outbreak, Syria? Idea really what's going on? He said he would be a foolish not expect. There's going to be a second wave and all the planning is that there there may be one. Okay. What is the not if when next week? But he said the country's ready, they fortified the the health system. They've got these different safety regimes in place in the region and knowing that you have. Million Jordanians or living overseas or saying we want to go back because vaccine might be. Six probably nine maybe even more months away. The country cannot afford to just stay sealed off from the world. At some point, they're going to have to make the same calculations as a country like Portugal they'll have to figure out how they can live with this virus. You know it is. It is very. Very loud that we actually in Jordan, lease off the kissing. Yes. And eventually we did stop the. Just in the last week. Yeah it's hard to maintain that discipline when your numbers are. I guess. People feeling relaxed. Tax, which is good interest, but it struck me that if more cases do grow here, it's going to be a stretch for people. It's going to a a real labor to relearn all of these habits to sort of learn again to save risk everywhere because you know for the last few weeks, it's been the opposite we've people have been actually learning to relax and. Embracing that very enthusiastically.
Going old Turkey: a regional power spreads
"A decade ago, Turkey's Foreign Minister Audit of Attalou used to boast his country was on good terms with everyone police fantasia want. less confrontation, less tense attitude. Especially, in the region, he spoke at the Council on foreign, relations with the will of the principal. In. Two thousand three. Zero problems with our neighbors. And the made a huge progress. All, that now seems a distant memory Turkey is growing its international influence and not always with a light touch. The country has been backing Libya's government in its civil war. Last month. The Turkish Defence Minister landed in Libya to inspect his troops and opposition warlord warned them to get out or else. Turkey prompted an angry statement from Egypt last week by allegedly planning gas exploration and Egyptian waters. And yesterday Turkish officials railed against an American company for its dealings with ethnic Kurds in neighboring Syria. That Turkey believes to be terrorists. To some, all this adventurism is reminiscent of past chapter of the country's history when the Ottoman Empire ruled all of Syria and far beyond. Turkey, has been playing an especially prominent role in Syria since protests spread into a full blown civil war. Turkey has really become a meshed in Syria since the start of the our spring, the uprisings that took place in two thousand eleven across the Middle East it back. The Islamist. Movements that initially took to the streets and then took up arms. Nicholas Pelham is our Middle East correspondent. But as those fighters were false back towards its border, it's really stepped into try and protect its southern border, stop any more refugees coming into the country and to provide some sort of safe zone for the proteges, and it's also very nervous about the current state law that emotion the northeast of the country. It feels very threatened by the emergence of Kurdish power on the southern borders, and is it reasonable for Turkey to think that those Kurdish forces are really a threat historic? The have been links between the PK, the cuts down Workers Party, which has been waging a thirty five year a war for. Autonomy and separatism inside Turkey. Many of those fighters did flee sought refuge in Iraq and in Syria, and so Turkey is worried about what it sees very much kind of PKK influenced state emerging on its southern borders. So this year it's been launching pretty heavy attacks inside Iraq, it's been sending tanks across the border. It's established positions inside northern Iraq. It's been carrying out drone bombardments, such two hundred kilometers from its border in Saint, John More, Kurds all the way along its southern border inside Syria inside. Iraq see a new Turkish assault, which is pushing deep into their territory and not just unsettling. Kurdish aspirations for sovereignty in Iraq and Syria, and this is also unnerving Arab leaders as well. Who Turkey pushing deep into territory, which was part of the Turkish Republic predecessor. The Ottoman Empire, which ruled the Middle East centuries until its dissolution about a century ago, which is to say that Turkey is expanding its influence is doing this adventurism beyond Iraq and Syria all over the Middle East of the moment. There's a this year has seen the new intervention of the Turkish, Army. Libya. They came to the rescue of the besieged government of National Accord. In Tripoli, which has been fighting a civil war against a renegade general. Khalifa. After Turkish forces established at base on the borders of Tunisia, we're seeing it's frigates make a bid for control of looking coastline and even ward off French frigates. We're really seeing a substantive increase in Turkish. Power across the Middle East and it's not just happening in Liberia. It's happening in Gaza, which is an ally of Turkey. Turkish forces there have tried to help. Cut Break Its blockade by Saudi Arabia they're. A. Few hundred to a few thousand Turkish forces that are they're wasting more Turkish interested in Yemen civil war. We're seeing interest in a Sudanese port and actually Turkey's largest overseas basis in the point of Africa. So really this is a massive increase in Turkey spread across the middle, East and do you believe that the the the Ottoman history plays into that as a return to former glories? In some way? It's very much the in the rhetoric certainly saw Mr. Osman tropes at the at the height of the Arab spring wanted to appear to be the leader of the Muslim world. He was promoting his version of governance across the region hoping to clone the Turkish model across the Middle East. But since the collapse of Islamist movement since its as from power in Egypt and the retreat of many of its forces, he's really kind of played much more on Turkey's national interests. He's ally domestically with what had been his nationals opposition. He seems to be much more concerned on trying to maximize Turkey's economic claims in the. The Mediterranean this since much more about promoting Turkey's national interests than flying it systems colors. This is really an exercise in in hard power and trying to exploit the weakness of others, the retreat of Europe and America from the Middle East. The policies of many Arab governments, and try and push Turkey to fill what seems to be a vacuum of power across the Middle East, and so is that push to serve Turkey's national interests working is, is it benefiting from this from this expansionism? If you're trying to put together a balance sheet of profit balance sheet? Sheet Turkey has benefited from Khatri investment cutters, loans, and investments have helped prop up the Turkish lira. It may be that country's also hoping to fund part of its military costs in Libya Turkeys, keen to promote its companies when it comes to eventual reconstruction of war-torn Libya, which after all is energy rich state, and so long term, there may be benefits, his critics home highlight, the cost it's estimated that Turkish operations in Syria have cost anything up to about thirty billion dollars, and of course, there is a threat that you're going to see a major escalation. Escalation in the Middle East, which could embroil Turkey. It's not just Turkey is entering the middle, East enforce. It's also Russia. Many Arab states are trying to gain Russian support to push back Turkey, not just Syria Egypt the United Arab Emirates looking to Russian support in Libya, and Egypt is sending its tanks to the Libyan borders. The UN warned that the risk of a of a regional war focused on Libya and beyond that that risk was huge. So this is a massive gamble and it looks as if the stakes are going to be increasingly hyphen
Anti-Kremlin protests continue in Russia's far eastern city of Khabarovsk
"Thousands of people took to the streets again in Russia's. Russia's far, east and city of Khobar of yesterday protests against Moscow, and the Kremlin have now been going on for over three weeks. Joining me for more to mark. Gherman Russia analyst stunt senior associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute Good Morning and welcome to the program Mark. Could we first recap what exactly has happened so far? The first protests were sparked by the arrest off a local politician weren't they? They were the local governor elected local governor Sergei for Guile, and this was on fifteen year old charges of involvement with some contract killing, which may or may not be true. He was set me involved in some questionable business. But the widespread assumption amongst the locals was that it was simply because the Kremlin was was peeved at him at the fact that he had stood against their candidate and then just simply rummaged around looking for suitable charges, and since then these protests have continued for, as you said, now, almost a month and it's really. So transmogrify from being about four, how to actually being about Moscow. About Putin and about the sense that in a way, the government in Moscow cares about the rest of Russia outside. It's ring road when it comes to taxing them rather than looking after them. Have those protests course most grow by surprise? Absolutely, an indeed one of the interesting signs of that is precisely that there has been such a clampdown on any references to the protests. In the official TV media, we've seen accounts in the newspapers and online sites, but very much from the televisions point of view, it's nothing and that's a classic sign off what what Moscow does when it doesn't know what to do. It basically tries to by itself, some breathing space, but the trouble is cost nowadays. Russians. Are Very Internet savvy and. And the news has gone out anyway, and at the moment I, think the Russians Russian government is essentially playing a waiting game. They don't really want to try and take on these thousand strong protests especially because the local law enforcement and security agencies frankly don't particularly infused to do so and therefore ain't now waiting hoping that it'll die down to the point when they can actually begin to crack down. Do you think that's going to to the protests? We'll just eventually die down. Well I think the honest answer is, yes. We saw the most recent protests are actually smaller than in previous ones and impact that was because it was rainy rainy day in such like. But because it's not as though, these can can go anywhere what the what, what are the real significance not that somehow this protest will, it will explode and expand. It's precisely what it shows about incipient protests potential within Russia because there's nothing particularly special about kebabs. He's not like he was unusually poor or badly hit by corona virus or whatever, and I think. Right. This is so worrying for the Kremlin, is that sense of fine we can ride out this one protest in this one city. But what does it say about the potential for more protests all across the country exactly disease dimension that. Putin rather strong grip on power buddies this. Really, the case everywhere in Russia also in more distant places such as city in the Far East? Well. This is interesting thing. It's that you might have protests the loyalty to the center. Until. Push comes to shove. We've seen as particularly in Russia east of the Urals for which there is classic. Russian proverb God is in Heaven Bizarre is far away where absolutely Moscow is a very distant force and we've seen it in the past where actually local authorities. Are often in cahoots with local security operators in their own corrupt deals and so forth. But also they feel the same kind of pressures and resentment as ordinary Russians. So I think one of the strengths of Putin's regime has always been that he's understood when not to push when to make concessions. But at the moment in a corona virus has eroded his personal support, the money is tight it's that much harder to make the kind of. Deals Shantou involve splashing the money around that. He has in the past. So it's an interesting question. I mean, yes, he's not gonNA be swept away by this. He's not disappear anytime soon, but the slow corrosion, the legitimacy of his regime is becoming all the more visible exactly, and let's remember this beauty can did now stay in power until two thousand and thirty six thanks to changes to Russia's constitution. Do you think he actually has to address this issue of erosion and do you think people are going to appreciate him for years to come? Well I mean who knows quite how history is going to take him. Frankly, I think probably quite harshly. He will have to address the question of legitimacy, but again I think the thing is that. Putting has been around longtime. He's been power twenty, two years I. Think if trump has exhausted his capacities to reinvent himself he's got these grand national projects that you meant to be about totally reconfiguring national interest structure and health and such like, and it's really quite telling that he's recently pushed back the timeframe for their accomplishment. He clearly has a very ambitious agenda. Agenda, but he doesn't seem to know either how to really accomplish it, and secondly how to afford it. So I think he's he's hoping at the moment that things just get better that do course the virus abates. The economy stabilizes and things will work out not sure how far holding your fingers. A crossing your fingers is really going to be a proper answer. The most go the Kremlin on Moscow seemed to be waiting that these protests were seeing in Cabbarov Squirrel, just gradually die away. But what if they doesn't what kind of a warning example this? Of Four four Moscow and UNFOR, Vladimir? Putin. We we have reached elections coming up rather soon. How can make sure that something like that doesn't happen in those cities in those regions as well? Well, here's the problem he can't because it's really about is going to catch nation of random factory in football was not particularly personally popular. It was more the just his arrest, which under other circumstances might well have. Have passed pretty much unnoticed. Just somehow catalyzed. They just general sense of being fed up. There was a coastal city. Now. Elsewhere, we have certain places I. Mean, for example, in in Novosibirsk in Siberia, there's sort of contested elections coming up where we actually have real opposition politics emerging. The government is going to hope that it considered squelch Shalit's, but didn't that it has to have these parliamentary elections however. Much the parliament itself is just a rubber stamp. Nonetheless, it has to have these elections and elections. Inevitably case it paces when situations are that, there will be discussions disagreements, it will generate or kind of precious. Again, what we're seeing something that means it's highly difficult to predict. That's irritating for an analyst like myself. You difficult to predict exactly what and where it's going to happen, but there is a prevailing sense in Moscow that. The country is entering some bumpy. Times? Would it be easier for peace in to lead his country. If it was simply smaller, it is understandable that Russians thousands of miles away from Moscow? Mayfield. They don't wants to be controlled by the capital, isn't it? Exactly. Eleven time zones away or whatever I mean the actually that sense that Moscow doesn't really care is really quite pervasive, but to be perfectly honest look I've traveled outside Moscow itself. Even within the Moscow region, you find these pockets of ticky rural poverty, where actually all the shiny new infrastructure, the bright lights, the hipster bars and things of Moscow seem alone wrong where way. So size does matter, but I think it's really not the key issue. It's about the extent to which this is a regime which is focused on Moscow and Petersburg, a handful of other major cities and really has developed them at the expense of the rest of the country. And just finally, Mark Looking at these protests and fierce Moscow and beauty may have. How can President Putin bring the nation together? Again is widely assumed that looking for enemies from the West has been one way for into boost his own popularity domestically. Do you expect that we may see some kind of new maneuvers from the president in the future if things get worse domestically. Well, there's this overwhelming assumption in the West that, yes, that he tries to distract attention this way we have to realize that with the exception of the two, thousand, fourteen annexation of Crimea. which was very, very unusual case. None of the various overseas adventures that Putin has engaged in Syria and so forth have been either driven by domestic considerations or frankly popular i. mean half the time. Actually the Russian regime lies to its own people to claim that it's at interventions abroad are much less than they really are. So I think what we're going to say is not some kind of adventure abroad, but we will. Will see a rising tone to this propaganda about the world is a hostile place and the Russia is beleaguered fortress. He doesn't make Putin popula. What it does do is it legitimises his Moose clamped down on the opposition because he can say, this is not a time to be divided because Russia's very future is at threat
Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy On TikTok And Privacy
"This morning, what did I do? I downloaded installed TIKTOK. And then spent a wasted our. But a very enjoyable our scrolling through two games. I've used tiktok before I've been posted stuff on Tiktok. I think our social media team. Hey Jerry Masako, I think our social media team even uses Tiktok from time to time. But I you know maybe he's a good time now is download it put on the phone in case it gets band. Talk. About confused yeah I thought I'd I'd send all my information to China. Have it, China enjoy it. Why not I'm already sent to Google and facebook might as well give China look. Look see my boring life. Drive to the studio drive home drive to the studio drive home. That's it. Don't go anywhere. Don't do anything. If that excites you president she hadn't. have at it. It's actually really fun. It's probably the most engaging fun creative social site out there. I think it's awesome. Funny stuff. it just well done just really well done, and of course, the president wants to shut it down he sending very mixed signals so. It's really unclear first of all whether he could I guess he could. Could issue an executive order and then then. We'll see in court. because. There's no precedent. For that. Even Chinese companies have First Amendment Rights. TIKTOK? Scared They they've promised now they do all the things that make the White House ten thousand US jobs. We have a US CEO and finally last week they started negotiating with Microsoft to by the American part of it. Then the president said, now I don't want American company to buy it I just WanNa, shut it down. said that late Friday. So. Microsoft's said I hoped. Make up your mind. Meanwhile TIKTOK is filling up with memes saying, heck. No, we won't go that kind of thing. I think it's quite enjoyable and completely harmless. Completely harmless. You know. Any APP. You put on your phone, you should know this. You should know this your phone is the perfect spied vice. It already is and I don't care. You say, Oh, I'm used an apple I don't care apple android. It's a perfect spy device. What's the first thing I? Ask you do you ever see Jason Bourne movie. Spy. Movies ever see them. They always seem to end a begin Jason's driving around. He's cool. I'm cool. Jason. Bourne he's driving around and then some woman gets in trouble and screaming, help me help me and he says hop in the car. What's the first thing he does? Before drives, the woman to safety he takes her phony breaks it in half throws it out the window that doesn't good by the way just a tip. Under nothing. Just pick it up put it back together. But importantly, it's not the Bragan half that matters although it's quite satisfying especially in the old days those phones with hinges man they broke nice. Boom. Show off your muscles met Damon I'm strong I can break a phone and half throw it out the window. That's the most important thing because once it's out the window, it's no longer a homing device, a microphone and a camera in the car. That's what you're carrying around. You're carrying a beautiful little computer. That's always connected to the Internet. Beaming beginning broadcasting your location? Always, not just GPS mind you. The Bluetooth in there, there's something called Beacons Bluetooth beacons, apple put them in their first and android. So we gotta have those two and the whole idea. I. Don't know if anybody's. I don't think anybody's using whole ideas you go into a gap. You Walk into the gap store and the beacon on your iphone says Hey Leo's here he wears ex ex l point them in the right direction and little thing pops up that says, Hey, welcome to the gap fifty percent off if you turn left now. That was the idea beginning some museums use them. You know you're standing in front of the Mona Lisa. Yes. It's small, very small, surprisingly small. That's how was painted. No, it's not a fake. Don't touch it. That kind of thing. So. That's doing that Blit Bluetooth. Here's a fun. Here's a fun thing to do. Turn on Your Bluetooth Pairing I've done this. Get on the bicycle and ride down the street. By the end of the street you have in your Bluetooth, a list of hundreds of devices. Joe's speakers. Sally's refrigerator. Tommy's watch. Jerry's iphone all of those listed because they're sitting there going hey hey, over here, all the time. Then, there's the GPS Oh, and then it's got a microphone actually most of the modern funds have more than one. They have many microphones so they can be really really accurate. been. Really, hear every word you're saying when you try to get Syria to do something she goes I don't know what you're talking about. But boy, she heard you she heard you loud and clear because he got Mike Refunds in that thing. And then there's a camera. My case not just one, there's one, two, three, four. Or cameras not to mention depth sensing accelerometers a compass. This phone is designed to be and it's incredibly useful because of it the perfect homing device that's why that's why Jason Bourne throws it out the window. So we're carrying that around now, who has access to all that great information. Everybody. When you put an APP on your phone, what's the first thing says? It says it has a few things. Can I send you notifications? That's mostly it right. Can I use location if it's a map why not? So you say, yes. Yes. Yes. Now, that APP is just sitting there. It doesn't ask a lot of the things. It does affect. It's funny because. Apple's about to release in a month or two the next version of their iphone operating system I o West Fourteen. And the whole world up in arms. Because Iowa's fourteen adds new things. New Privacy protections like? Here's one the AD industry doesn't like too much. Hey. Right when you install the APP hey, is it okay if I use the apple advertiser ide- to identify you. Know. You could turn it off, but it's buried way deep in the settings now is asking you in the advertising industry says, that's GONNA kill us. Nobody's GonNa say yes to that. We're out of business. Okay. Apple says, yes see that's what you get. We tried we apple by the way. Don't take apples like the the angel here because they wanted to do an ad business, they had a thing called i. adds it would do exactly. That's that's why they had the. Apple advertiser I id. It just flopped. So Apple said, oh. No. What are we going to do? Oh, I. Know Let's pretend we care about your privacy because we can't attract any. You know we can't sell it anymore. So We'll make lemon lemonade out of Lemon and where the privacy company.
Cardinals confirm positive tests for players, staff
"Of positive test for Covic, 17 baseball games now postponed in just 10 days. A bee sees Joey Waller that whole cardinals at Milwaukee. Syria's this weekend now called off this after six Cardinal's personnel, including three players, reportedly test positive for covert 19 of the past two days is his ABC
2 Kings 19 and Psalm 46, 80, 135
"Today, we revisited part of the story. We I read on Day, two. Oh, six including! HAS ACI response to Kingston Aker ABS threats. We're reminded of how humbly he responded when troubles came as way, and since we've read this story before you probably recall that after this when he's been blessed, and has stockpiled fortunes, and he gets to live an extra fifteen years, his heart Arc's away from God, it becomes prideful doubts God's words and live somewhat airless Lii. One of the things we didn't touch on home. I read this story. A few days ago was the part where God puts a spirit and snacker. That will cause him to hear ally. There are a few noteworthy things about that burst. God is in charge of evil spirits there on a leash, and they have to do what he says and go where he commands that comforting second God himself didn't mislead snacker. Scripture tells us repeatedly that God cannot lie. Bruce Sixteen eight says he's incapable of it. It would be contrary to his character because according to John. Fourteen one of his name's is the truth. Is the truth, but God's certainly does use equal for his own purposes when Romans eight twenty eight says he works all things together for the good of those who love him. Evil is included in that list of all things, the good, the bad and the ugly the truth he speaks, and the rumors other speak. So. He allows snacker up to be misled. If you think that might be an unjust response, try to zoom out and remember how sin. Acura of has been Lee bought your way and his leaders tell the people of Judah that they shouldn't let y'all way. Trick them into trusting him. This is a merciful response based on what's inaccurate. Deserves from God. Isaiah also tells has a that they will win this war without even putting gas in their horses, and he's right before a Syria can fire an aero toward Jerusalem God's Army, an army of one shows up and wins, but it isn't really a balanced fight. The Assyrians are way outnumbered by the angel of the Lord who kills one hundred and eighty, five thousand of them and one night, plus he has the home field advantage since he owns the whole earth and whatnot, then eventually, king inaccurate is assassinated just as God promised. Next! We jumped back into the psalms. There were two verses in Psalm, Forty forty-six that stood out to me in light of what we just read. Burst this reference to Jerusalem in verse five stood out. It says God is within her. She shall not be moved. God will help her. When morning dawns, this is certainly what played out over the course of the night. When the angel of the Lord showed up and won the battle for them while they were sleeping when morning dawned, they laid eyes on God's victory. The second verse I loved is the most famous one in this chapter Burston be still and know that I am God. One of the things we've seen repeated as you've been in Isaiah lately. Is this idea of quietness and rest and trust? This stillness fits right in with that, doesn't it? In Psalm Eighty the corporate cry is for God to save them and restore them. In this song Israel knows its identity and echoes it back to the God. Who gave them that identity to begin with? I love this imagery in verses eight nine? It says you brought a vine out of Egypt that vine reference to Israel the people the ones he rescued from Egypt. Then it continues saying you drove out. The nation's and planted it. You cleared the ground for it. This is a reference to Israel the place God drove out the Canaanites and planted them there, and now they've been burned up cut down plucked up and they ask God to restore them and promised to praise him for it. Someone thirty five is where my God showed up today. I really love this psalm. I went through it and circled all the action verbs where God is the subject and here's everything. God does in this chapter. Chose Jacob in Israel. Does whatever He pleases, he makes the clouds rise. It makes lightening brings forth the wind. You struck down. The Egyptians is sent. Signs wonders you struck down many nations. He killed mighty kings, then gave their land to Israel he will vindicate his people. You will have compassion on his servants E, Doyle's in Jerusalem. God does a lot of things here, and as we look back on all of them. We see his hand to bless his people. To restore and redeem the very ones who have repeatedly gone astray from him. and. He doesn't do it begrudgingly. He does it willingly joyfully. You know we know that because I six says he does whatever He pleases. It pleases God to adopt centers into his family, and call them sons and daughters. It demonstrates his great art bore redemption. You will vindicate his people. He will have compassion on his servants. It leases him. Wow, ease where the joy
Israeli drone crashes in Lebanon amid tensions with Syria
"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned both Syria and Lebanon that Israel will hold each accountable for any attack on the country emanating from their territory. He was referring to a spike in tensions along both borders. On Friday, shrapnel hit a car and a building in the Israeli held Golan Heights. Apparently a Syrian air defenses attempted to down and Israeli drone. In the Lebanon The Shiite Hezbollah militia has been hinting it will seek revenge after one of its fighters died last week in an air strike against the target in Syria, Hezbollah and others have blamed the attack on Israel. The Israeli military moved an infantry battalion to the Lebanese border in anticipation of trouble.
Israeli drone crashes in Lebanon amid tensions with Syria
"Are rising between Israel and some of her neighbors. The media lines Lawrence Rifkin has more Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned both Syria and Lebanon that Israel will hold each accountable for any attack on the country emanating from their territory. He was referring to a spike in tensions along both borders. On Friday, shrapnel hit a car and a building in the Israeli held Golan Heights. Apparently a Syrian air defenses attempted to down and Israeli drone in the Lebanon The Shiite Hezbollah militia has been hinting it will seek revenge after one of its fighters died last week in an air strike against the target in Syria, Hezbollah and others have blamed the attack on Israel. The Israeli military moved an infantry battalion to the Lebanese border in anticipation of trouble. I'm Lawrence Rifkin Town Hall News Jerusalem
Iran slams interception by US jet over Syria as 'illegal'
"Iranian officials have slammed the interception of a ring of an Iranian passenger plane by U. S fighter jet over Syria as illegal threatening action against Washington over the incident. Iran had said that one of its airliners flying from Tehran to Beirut yesterday was harassed by fighter jets but later landed safely in Lebanon. US official confirmed that a U. S jet Passed by the Iranian airliner, but at a safe distance child's Gibson reports. The U. S military says an F 15 fighter jets conducted a visual inspection of the passenger plane, but also insisted it did so at a safe distance. Iranian state media said the Mahan air jets was traveling from Tehran to Beirut and broadcast footage apparently filmed on board the flight showing a passenger with blood running down his face. The Pentagon says the incident took place near a garrison in southern Syria used by the U. S led coalition against Isis. Giles Gibson,
Midair close encounter between fighter jet and passenger plane | WNT - ABC News
"To reports of a midair scare over Syria The Pentagon Iranian passenger jetliners pilots did not respond to calls from a U. S military jet to identify itself and the Iranian plane went into a rapid descent seemingly is a defense move. US fighter jet back off ABC News chief Global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz. The plane did land safely in Beirut, but there were numerous injuries since the descent was so sudden. The Iranians. Also, the Americans were making illegal move. Phoenix police and
Alexa can now open iOS and Android apps
"Alexa is going to be able to launch APPs on android and IOS which seems like a huge. It's weird to me. The took them this long to get here. So what? This is deep linking, so you can link to like when you click on. The notification on a tweet goes directly to the tweet in theory and right now it's broken on the iphone because everything is terrible, but Alexa hasn't. Hasn't been able to just send you directly into like the third screen on an APP, or something, because it didn't just support deep linking so they they turn that on the question is who's asking for it and how much useful to get because right now if you want to, you can make an android phones and android phone or set up an android phone where Alexa is your primary digital assistant instead of Google do. But, nobody does at best. It's like they're on the side next to it. Because Google forces other oems to you know, play ball, but if they are able to I don't know, throw much. Developers increase the functionality and interoperability with other APPS. It could in theory maybe make it a viable competitor to at least Google Assistant. You know as far as Syria competing with Syria. I mean one you can't 'cause. Apple controls the platform and to the Siri need competition I mean, let's.
Chicago removes Christopher Columbus statues "until further notice"
"City crews removed the statue of Christopher Columbus from Chicago's Grant Park, your Lightfoot's office since the statue and another one in Little Italy. Haven't removed temporarily out of concern for public safety. After Syria's of increasingly large protests
US confirms fighter jet flew close to Iranian jetliner above Syria
"Jetliner reportedly were injured after U. S fighter jets flew close to the passenger plane over Syria last night. Iranian media report The pilot changed altitude quickly when a U. S. Air Force F 15 flew within 1000 meters of the airliner. US. Central Command says the F 15 was making a visual inspection when that jetliner flew close to a garrison in Syria, where U. S forces are based President Trump says he is canceling the
Passengers injured as US fighter jet comes close to Iranian plane
"Some passengers on an Iranian jetliner were reportedly injured when a US fighter jet flew very close to the plane over Syria last evening. Iranian media reports the pilot changed altitude quickly. In the U. S. Air Force have 15 flew within 1000 meters of the airliner. The plane landed in Beirut soon after US Central Command says the 15 was making a visual inspection with a jetliner flew very close to it. As it was looking at a garrison in Syria, where U. S forces are
Iran says passenger plane 'harassed' over Syria by US jet
"An Iranian airline claims an American F 15 harassed one of its passenger airliners. During an encounter over Syria Thursday night. Mahan Air Flight 11 52 was headed to Beirut. When it crossed over a U. S military base Central Command confirmed the jet made a visual inspection of the airliner from a safe distance of over 1000 kilometers. ABC News contributor Steve Gan. Yours is a former Marine and State Department official and says video capture inside the cockpit shows. The pilots began their maneuver only after the afternoon cabin descended, waving them that the pilots of the Mahan airliner very aggressively pushed the yoke over and knows thie aircraft down in a very rapid descent and descended almost 14,000 feet very, very quickly. They did this without giving anybody in the back in the house. It's up and so people that weren't buckled in the flight attendants. They all went flying in the back of the cabin. Three pass and jurors were reportedly hospitalized after the plane landed. Their injuries are unknown.
U.K.'s Princess Beatrice borrowed Queen Elizabeth II's dress and tiara for wedding
"Palace revealed that Princess Beatrice were vintage dress loan to her by her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, the second at her wedding to Eduardo Capelli. Mozzie, the queen's granddaughter and the property tycoon were married Friday at the private family event in the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor. The 94 year old British monarch and her husband, Prince Philip, 99 attended along with their parents and siblings of the bride and groom. The palace said guidelines to stop the spread of covert 19 were followed at the Sermanni music was played. But there were no hymns and no singing. Not even during the national anthem. God Save the Queen. Syria. Shockley, London,
London Police Urged to Apologize After Officer Knelt on Man’s Neck
"Officer is suspended another on restricted duty after a video of an arrest appeared to show on officer kneeling on a black man's neck. Footage of the rest in north London shows two officers holding down the handcuffed man At the beginning of the two minutes and 22nd clip. One of the officers appears to be applying pressure to the man's neck with his knee. The officer's hand is on the head of the man who's on the payment lying on his side. The incident was referred to the independent Office for Police conduct, which obviously is complaints involving the police forces in England and Wales. The police Department said in a statement that the two officers were responding to a report of a fight. Syria,
"syria" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Last time we talked about Syria on the show was back in October of two thousand. Nineteen president trump removed. Us troops and Turkey moved in. There was a new humanitarian crisis in northern Syria on the Turkish border but now the worst humanitarian crisis in Syria is now nine year. Civil war is unfolding along a different part of its border with Turkey and it Lib province in northwestern Syria this crisis has less to do with trump removing troops and more to do with the decision that the world sorta collectively made during President Obama's tenure to avoid involvement in another endless foreign conflict. That decision gave Russia and bazaar control and now it La- province is the last desperate stronghold for those who oppose Alyssa. Dr Omar. Al Hiraki is right in the middle of it. I spoke on Wednesday over skype right after he finished performing surgery. Hello Mark can you hear me Ya? I can hear clearly. Hi thanks for making time for us and I spoke with you. Tell me a little bit about what's going on in the province in northern Syria. Right now ya unfortunately now where it was now witnessing heartache across the tees by Assad regime backed by Russia in the air and a pro Iranian militias on the ground northwest Syria present one of the world's muster humanitarian crisis Where civilian aw supporting on extraordinary little's to be specific? We are talking about one million civilians who have been fleeing their homes Reporter and unfortunately the crisis is worsened by the winter and freezing weather and the majority of the internal displaced persons are now live in informal camps. Oh field with little or no access to the healthcare services water sanitation and hydrogen. And when people come to you and your hospital what condition are the? What are they coming in? Most needing y'all hospital received the an enormous number of patients who have been recently displaced so we work around the clock to operate a pay. Our patients the Pasta majority of them are Wa- related Injuries By the bumbling and air strikes against billions the majority of them are women children so despite the dire conditions and war sneak security. We are trying to to to deal with the situation with our resources. Despite the fact that there is a lack of funds for the medical facilities here in lip by the international community and international organization and the Russian detail in in the U. N. to cross-border AIDS for our prevents. Where does that leave you? What what are you? What are you offering people when they come in? Are you able to save lives or do you feel like you've got a hand or two tied behind your back yard? We have been working tirelessly to provide emergency medical services for people here to save lives as possible as we can and there is a lack equipment. Lack of medicines We're we're forced to seize mickle. Perations and glows host beetle. Amid mass displacement Antos tallies because a lack of fund for our hosts because as well as the most important point that more than seventy Had BEEN TARGETED BY THAT SAD. War plans which concede that war crimes and yesterday. Ten schools have been bombed deliberately by the Assad missiles in lip city on the moderate Muslims in northern countryside. And that's war. Crimes against civilians beating are paying the price of this poodle. Are you scared for your own safety yacht to to to be honest We are under the threat of being attacked by the Assad regime. More war cans because we are working in one of the most dangerous area on the word. And as I told you the host is more dangerous than the front line however we risk our lives to help the sick and Angel our people and civilians we go to a work now knowing that said we may not return our homes simply. That's our duty. How do your colleagues feel about working trying to save the lives of Syrians? While the leader of Syria might one day attack. Your hospital young. We we when you see a church Holden and women and trying to save lives. The we protect everything you will you will forget shelling and attacking a bottle bomb. Just you will focus on how to save lives. How Do to protect Holidays that the limb of your patients or to to trying to do anything for him. That's our duty so we are knowing that the maybe tomorrow we will not be alive and we try to love just to. Its to think anything rather than dying. How long have you been there walking here since two thousand fourteen? I've I've worked two years in Aleppo City in Eastern Free Aleppo and now in the sense that two thousand sixteen is. Is this the worst? It's ever been I think so because of the incredible humanitarian crisis because when you see the people walk fleeing their homes while trapped between the close to explore the ability to relocate other parts of Syria with guarantees of their safety you will be sad would be shocked because sometimes when when I want to maybe a transport patients from one area to another or to discharge them home. They told me we don't have. We don't have even tense because even Having attacked by the PRU tunnel Assad regime. Do you feel like the world has forgotten about these one million refugees about Syria. What we think so all the people he say that the humidity is dying. Cnn's feel abundant by by by the word. Because the why why the international community is blind deaf mutes to the endless daily atrocity by the Assad regime unfortunately the international community is unable to deter Assad regime killing civilians in live bumping costs Beatles bumping schools. That's important international community. So you know. What would you say to people listening? What do you want people to do? We hope that the American citizens pressure on the President Donald Trump to to to stop the atrocities by Assad regime and immediately mobilized for emergency funding. And tell us as medical stopped here to meet the needs of displaced population and to stop this brutal war and get dried off shot. Assad to have democracy here to have freedom and for full for our people or it's not only humanitarian crisis for three point. Five million here. We are talking about three million in Turkey. One millions in Lebanon and half a million one million in in Europe and maybe a Millions journalists place in other parts of Syria. It's it's complicated butts by Donald Trump international community. They can intervene to stop atrocities by the Assad regime.
"syria" Discussed on The Current
"Hi Guys it's me tie pool. I'm back in Iowa way more questions things. Like what are animals saying to Jerry. Why is space? Oh what's the science behind in this season. I'm willing to go where no seventh-grader has ever gone before to find you. The answers the rest your eyes and prepare your ears for all new episodes of tusks Y in recent years. The war in Syria has taken as we talked about their backstage to other international news. Critic say this has allowed the Assad regime to continue tinu attacking civilians largely unchecked. Karim Shaheen is the former correspondent for the Guardian Middle East and he is now based in Montreal. And that's what we've reached him this morning. Hello Hi thanks for having. So what are you thinking about when you hear those voices both the doctor directly in Syria and the UN worker just on the other side of the border in Turkey. You know. I remember interviewing Dr Farida. A couple of years ago when when she was besieged in another part of the country in Aleppo And you know fortunately originally. We were so happy at the time to find out that she had managed to leave with her With her daughter and and reach safety in Lebanon now safety net Lib. There's no more I think the Christ shows shows us once again that human life In the region has no value that the international community is always willing to stand standby and wring its hands You know watching as these conflicts unfold and do nothing while the suffering continues. I mean we're talking about Three quarters of a million million people who have had to pick up their lives and leave their homes and move and try to find safety and Subzero temperatures intense out in the open the scenes. We're we're seeing from there are truly apocalyptic We're talking about three quarters of a million people out of three million One point two million of them are children. The vast majority thirty of them are women and children They're extremely vulnerable. They've been displaced. Some of them have been displaced more than ten times. So far The targeting of civilian infrastructure infrastructure. I mean the the hospitals being attacked. We don't quite You know when when we look at the big picture. There is such a systematic assault on health. Care You know we're talking about Over seventy attacks on hostels last year loan and and and as always talking there with the the UN coordinator. And I know you believe this to that as the world has sort of turned away because you know for all sorts of reasons new cycle included. What has that done to President Assads power to to his ability to to bomb hospitals and go after civilians. I think more so than the international media attention. I think the inaction of the international community that that has allowed You know these these This behavior to go unchecked for so many years has just slowly eroded The international norms that we had going into the conflict in two thousand seventeen I wanted to cover the chemical attacks that took place there And more than eighty people had been killed. We we never knew how many exactly because you know they were buried all over the place but you know the response to it was basically a slap on the wrist. Um You know bombing on a military base. That they had been told in advance was going to be bombed you know. Assad has repeatedly used chemical weapons he has never faced any serious consequences for that Hundreds of of tax on healthcare facilities from two thousand twelve onwards onwards that took place with impunity. And nothing happened. Half a million people have died over the conflict and nobody is paid for it. Well I mean it makes you think of the former President Obama is infamous. Ms Red Line and that red line is I. Guess it's long been erased at it absolutely an important thing to look at the legacy of the Syria conflict is you know the the red line You know their headline statement ensured that The I mean before it was before the regime used chemical weapons It saw that it was was able to use every other methods of killing to To win back power After the chemical attack happened and In two thousand thirteen and no real response to place They realized said they could use chemical weapons as well with impunity Over the course of Of the conflict in nine years you know enough have been bombed in chemical tax if they can place Enough Bakeries is in markets have been destroyed That these norms that we took for granted in the prosecution of war are gone. Now we're fighting more. You know the way we used to fight it you know decades ago It's it's no. We no longer have those those norms in place to protect the things that we agreed upon our civilized conduct in warfare. Now I know this is a Canada. Doesn't play a huge role in in this region Obviously the we would need the support of the United States and and others allies. Is there or anything that Canada could or should be doing. I think there is. I mean like you said it. Kinda does not is not present on the ground. So the countries that have forces on the ground like Turkey like Russia like Iran are the ones who are determining what happens on a day-to-day basis and whether there's a ceasefire or not But I think candidate can play a role in mediating in supporting peacebuilding activities in You know Canada's not involved in arming the rebels or in a supporting the government so Canada can play a mediation creation role. They can contribute to ongoing side show. peace talks at the U N is Is brokering there's an ongoing process. That's meant to draft a new constitution and for Syria after the war and that involves representatives from the government and from the opposition from civil society candidate can play an important role in supporting these efforts. But I think an adult's needs to look got you know the potential for hosting more refugees quite frankly I mean account has been more generous than a lot of western European countries with the exception of Germany and Sweden but look at Turkey. I mean Turkey is a neighboring country Syria. They're hosting close to four million refugees. They've actually lost. Elections are turned elections on the question of refugees and it's a longer viable for them to have anymore more for a million people out of eighty million that's candidate taking in two million refugees in Lebanon next door at the height of the crisis had Four million people and and one million refugees so one one out of five people you met was a Syrian refugee So I think Canada can look into into expanding its Its support for the refugee resettlement and In the next year or so okay. Kareem Shaheen's wish. I had more time. Thank you for coming in appreciate your time today. Thank you so much. Carry Machine is journalist columnist former editor for the Guardian Dan in the Middle East. For More C._B._C.. PODCASTS GO TO C._B._C. Dot C._A. Slash podcasts..
"syria" Discussed on Front Burner
"I know that with the violence many Kurds have been leaving Syria how is that happening and where are they going if they can get out they're going to northern Iraq and that's really there only route unless they want to go further south into Syria but the border the main border between Syria northern Iraq is closed to Syrians one we were Iraq we saw the first two hundred refugees coming across the border and they were actually paying smugglers to get across the we met a man of father named Baha us one of the first things that he asked me about was could could we help him somehow get dis you know not because they've had to leave them behind because they've never had ID's living as Kurds in Syria which is the case for many Syrian Kurds is on the Turkish hit wrestle with airstream six we didn't have any place to go so what is his life going to be like now well I guess he'd like it if somebody could tell him that his young wife who is twenty one said she didn't want to leave she wanted to stay in northern Iraq because I want to stay here because is already hosting something like two hundred and fifty thousand mainly Kurdish refugees who've come over during the Syrian conflict they do allow them to work probably it's life in a refugee camp for the foreseeable future especially if they don't want to go back and especially if it's so uncertain what's what's happening back in northern.
"syria" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"Though he's GonNa come in and change changed things in Syria I don't think he will he acts as if he may thro over the United States is his best friend and pick up Russia really Russia and I I said that the Turks I'd always say you're going to go buy their stuff you know our stuff is better you're going to count on them when you know you can count on us better and to that extent I didn't think that they really had a card to play there but he is calling he aired on is calling into question the orientation of Turkey toward the western camp that's not good for us because we're part of the western camp at the same time can't stop them from doing it we need to stand strong for the things that we need to do to defend ourselves but it's not a good development and it's all air to one Ash Carter secretary of defense author of inside the five sided box lessons from a lifetime of leadership in the Pentagon I learned more about procurement of airtankers than I ever thought I wanted to know and procurement of dogs if you like dogs that's in there to to really fascinating book and thanks for coming by thanks for having me and because I learned so much I want to perhaps teach you something do you know what a cephalopod for is no I should set you shouldn't I don't know if you I should maybe shut acephalous four is a figure who bears his own head of figure who carries his own hand all right I get the biology and the reason I found out about depict mostly saints who carry their own heads have a conundrum where to put the halo do you put it on the head of where the head was so I thought.
"syria" Discussed on The Daily
"Res- Manager Committee Council Budget Right now the Russians are occupying as could just recap Russia literally walked into areas of Syria that the US was controlling and patrolling just a few days ago and they've now been we help take them over because Russia is so close with Sharla Saad of Syria and without the US being there anymore Russia has free rein over that area exactly right and that brings us to the second prediction which is that this would be really really good for Bishara Saad so Michael that Assad in twenty eleven thought he probably wouldn't get out of Syria live then for a long time people said well his country he's GonNa fracture he's going to hold onto those small parts of the country where his political party and his ethnic group basically controls all but the rest of the place is going to break away or wants the Russians came in in two thousand fifteen Assad actually was able to spread his wings region gained control except in this one area in this one part near critical oil supplies near lot of the other wealth that he needs for his regime that was being controlled by the Kurds and the Kurds were backed by the Americans and the only thing standing between Assad and controlling this area was the fact that he would have to go take on the American gins who were in the region even though it was a very small number so what exactly did Assad do once the US pulls back from this part of at the request of Turkey well he moved to get his country back he literally streams troops into the region rolling in to a hero's welcome on top and then because the courage realized they've got no one else to turn to they flip and join up with ASSADS forces in facing off with Turkey those Kurdish forces are going to partner with the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad this was brokered by the Russians all day literally change dances within a few days so suddenly the force that he was fighting is on his side and Bachar Assad gets to make the rules it's about who's GonNa live there and where and when and who will control the oil so all of a sudden Assad has gone from having what is eventually been a rebel controlled region to having the rebels rely on him for support that's kind of astonishing it couldn't have worked out editor for Bashar Assad if he had called a national security meeting and said to his generals give me blue sky of what's the best the US just up and left and that of course turned what had been just a festering political issue in two his Great Opportunity Okay Stephen What's our next prediction that king drew well a lot of people in wash nineteen said this'll help the Iranians the one country that Donald Trump most despises the one he most wants to crush with sanctions the one who he's worried about the most gaining influence in the region yeah so how is it helping ron it's helping Iran because their ally Assad gains power and territory and the United States ends up pulling back so what was an opportunity to go keep an eye on the Iranians and perhaps push back on their influence inside Syria that leverage is all gone right the other thing it does for Ron of course is they use Syria as a pathway to get weapons to Hezbollah a terrorist group that's threatening Israel among others news now those weapons didn't run through the Kurdish territory but certainly if the United States is pulling back and is no longer going to be a presence in the country the Iranians have to take that as one less toll on the highway and so in that way president trump's decision here may mean in life more difficult and more dangerous for one of our allies Israel that's right the ally he talks the most about defending now let's not overestimate eight this because there were vast parts of Syria that Iran had free rein in before this happened but certainly the image of the the United States and not having the stomach to keep a really small investment inside Syria sends a message to Toronto rings lab unclear is a psychological element to this the Middle East is all about power and if you were detected to be weak others going to go make move so for all the United States has done to make life miserable for Iran sanctions sabotage side Robert Tax the one thing they do with a physical military presence is they pick up and they hold back from contested territory signal weakness they signal that they can be taken.
"syria" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Alex Ward coast of the worldly podcast national security reporter vox a little over a week ago we covered that president trump announced that he wanted to withdraw fifty US troops from northern Syria and just after that announcement we left it at the fact that Turkey was amassing troops and tanks and armored military vehicles on the Syrian border what has happened since then basically the nightmare scenario despite growing internet national condemnation Turkey isn't holding back attacked on all sides the Kurds pounded by Turkish artillery with death destruction on the ground trump didn't want those troops to come into Syria they came into Syria Turkish troops along with their own proxies in the country started to take over towns advancing with the help of narrow malicious the same ones we saw last night executing Kurds by the roadside were at it again today in US officials tell NBC News killing Kurds American allies including a female Kurdish politician you're seeing at least over one hundred thousand people being displaced because of fighting that's happening Kurdish hospitals have been overwhelmed with casualties small children among them Turkish. militias took ground quickly and ruthlessly and even executed these Kurdish soldiers and civilians on the roadside so if you were looking for the I case scenario of what could have happened when trump as withdrawal announcement were already there when exactly did Turkish forces enter Syria the best reporting we have is that it was Wednesday so the White House made a late Sunday announcement last week that the US troops worth drawing which meant about seventy two hours later Turkey came in so we've now been dealing with six days of pure violence what the Turkish troops do as soon as they entered Syria Turkish back troops at least what we've seen from horrifying videos online have started to shoot it Kurds and in fact kill Kurds they have started to move further southwards so instead of what Turkey has always said it wanted about twenty kilometers or so of a buffer zone between the Syrian territory and Turkey itself it sounds like they're gonNA move even further southward what are the Kurds doing are they fleeing or are they fighting or both a bit of both the other bit is that they are still continuing into guard certain camps where there are internally displaced people from years of the series of a war and we're even isis detainees but a lot of them of course are fleeing because it it's just a horrible situation and they are trying to escape being killed all this as Syria's state news agency says units from the Syrian army a moving north to confront takings offensive right now what you have is Kurdish forces they have made a deal with Syrian President Bashar Al Assad so his forces already in northern Syria so you're going to start seeing a Turkish Syria clash that the Kurds will definitely be fighting also on Assad side what's the history of The relationship between Syrian Kurds and Bishara asset the Syrian rebel forces that America had backed for a long time originally a lot of them we're going against Assad but then when America started backing Anti Isis for so the cursor we've been backing have been pretty much solely focused on defeating Isis assads mostly August on anti-government rebels so you've seen an an American enemy Assad now join a American ally the Kurds fight against a mutual enemy which is Turkey so to be clear here Turkey is at war with the Kurds who are in Syria and thus the curve words and Syria are at war with Turkey exactly in America right now nowhere to be seen and what kind of vacuum does that create for Isis which the Kurds suppressing the last thing America would want is for more chaos come out in Syria that would give isis room to both recruit and reconstitute its ranks really what happened is Turkey's moved southward into Syria we've just seen Kurdish fighters try to fend them off their attention is taken elsewhere and there are a detainees many of which are isis cheering. What's happening right now to the point that they are starting riots raising tents going after guards and trying to escape hundreds of family members of Isis fighters today broke out of a detention camp we visited a prison packed with five thousand Isis detainees are now attempted breakouts here daily and one could imagine that Isis reconstitute itself and comes back stronger you know months two years from now and what about the rest of the United States troops that are in Syria I mean trump was talking about moving fifty of them but there's like another thousand they were originally two thousand and December thousand as of March and what we I heard from the White House last week was hey only fifty? US troops that are in the north head southward because the Turks are coming what changed is that and we learned on Sunday from Defense Secretary Mark Esperer where he mentioned it onto Sunday new shows so I spoke with the president last night after discussions with the rest of national security team and he directed that we begin deliberate withdraw forces from northern Syria from northern Sierra she's where most of our forces are so one thousand troops that how long he goes we have no timeline for the removal reports differ there are some saying it's going to be within days there other we'll be more deliberate but basically it's America's getting out to president trump no that this was coming when he said he would move fifty US troops last Sunday he surely was warned about this I mean last December he basically tried the same thing right we're pulling all US troops out we have one against Isis and now it's time for our troops to come back home that move was reversed because surely someone talked to him about all these ramifications in this decision is a withdrawal all of our forces in Syria now were dramatically less safe this is an Obama light move but even trump would tweet like I have waited for three years now is the time and so either he knew this was coming in didn't care or I don't even know if this is worse but he's withdrawing US troops and then this happen open but what we know is that trump was very clearly underprepared for his phone call with Air Dewan back on October sixth I believe it was and Turkey said we WANNA come in trump goes okay you handle the isis deal you handle northern Syria we don't need to be there and that works perfect Turkey and trump clearly didn't think of the ramifications of what could have happened in his mind perhaps circuit was going to live up to its patients and deal with Isis and protect the current somehow at Senator Cetera clearly that has not happened so what we are going to see a lot of these Kurdish forces who were previously backed by the United states in northeastern Syria are now going to work with the Russians and the regime of Bashar al-Assad this is a major development because this is exactly what Russian President Vladimir Putin has been trying to do in Syria over a very long period of time we've even seen on Tuesday the Russian government announced that it has troops effectively in the same area where US troops just laughed and so if you are Putin trump's withdrawal is a major gift you put troops with a US was you now have more influence in Syria you're helping Assad and you're able to go up against Turkey which is a NATO ally this sounds like a powder keg that was waiting to explode for years and the one thing that was standing in the way was US troops. Why did the President Acquiesce last week it seems because air to want asked him to Turkey has long been saying it wanted to go in the northern Syria to take out the Kurds effectively the only reason they hadn't done so was because there were the American troops in the north as a buffer in tripwire that Turkey would not risk shooting against the NATO ally well that risk is gone and so that's why they're in and that's why we're in this mess after all the blowback the president received when he announced that he was going to pull out troops he kind of conceded on some level and promised to totally destroy and obliterate Turkey's economy if they started slaughtering Syrian Kurds now they've started to do that is he doing anything yeah trump followed through on his threat he put out a statement on Monday saying that dealing with Lindsey Graham and many members of Congress including Democrats about him posing powerful sanctions on Turkey Treasury is ready to go additional legislation may be sought there is great consensus on this Turkey has asked that it not be done stay tuned and he's sending his Vice President Mike Pence and his national security adviser to Turkey with the president of the United States called on the president of Turkey to stop the invasion to enact an immediate ceasefire to begin negotiations and with Kurdish forces in Syria Treasury Department is about to start putting in penalties on current and former officials of the focus government and basically anyone contributing to Turkey's actions in Syria us even gonNA raise steel tariffs up to fifty percent and that's a big deal will and that basically all trade negotiations with Turkey are just going to cease for right now it doesn't we don't really have a timeline for when this is going to happen but now this is the most credible threat from trump that sanctions are coming over Turkey's own actions in Syria the problem here is that of course is the US going after a NATO ally and this is going to immediately tank relations between the two countries but that's only par for the course because even though they have been allies for decades the US Turkey have just not been friends for a while and is only the latest and frankly most horrifying aspect of their fall from Grace.
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"Responded to that in Syria I mean the Kurds have been left with really no option since since being abandoned by America so it's turned to the regime of Bustle Assad for support jihadists and finally now the Kurds but after eight years of fighting it seems like actually Bush are other side is is about to recapture the north I mean certainly that's has to be minis are being held so I I think the situation is only going to get worse and even before the invasion American fficials morning that I was making a comeback Kurds are are refusing and they don't WANNA cooperate with the Americans I mean for for understandable reasons so it's not even clear how new alliance with Assad is going to affect.
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"Thrown the region into further chaos Arana's licking their job and if I'm an Isis fighter I've got a second lease on life and you even got Mitch McConnell get out of Syria so even back in December air to one and trump spoke airline was like hey I want to take over that part of Syria and trump was like all right we're all out and I don't blame the Syrian Kurds again who've just been fighting with US troops to defeat isis for so long to kind of go like why are you packing up and leaving and if you're going to get any the US has Helped retake one hundred percent of the Isis Caliph at that took over Iraq and Syria Isis still around you know there are thou- about eleven thousand they'd be moved right and you could imagine that those eleven thousand Isis fighters escape perhaps joined the ranks again and start unleashing chaos in the region there's just so much danger here people are worried you know why is everyone freaking out about fifty or so troops but it does seem that those troops served as a trip wire after Alex I spoke Tuesday morning Turkey announced it would continue with its military operation and in northeastern Syria in what looks like a direct response to President trump the vice president of Turkey said the country would not be quote controlled by threats the Associated Press reported today that Turkey is amassing troops armored cars and tanks along its border with Syria if you're occurred chances are you're feeling betrayed by the United States right now and it might feel like Deja Vu Sean Ramos firm that's a minute onto day explained.
"syria" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Tomorrow's making such an important point that I just wanna foot stomp, which is the US military presence in Syria had slightly more than a superficial role against the Iranians. But what it did do is it? I think put the Iranians and Hezbollah a little bit on edge. And that's not necessarily a good thing. If it is not really thought out mean, it's it's been a little surprising to me that you have not seen an attack by the ins, or by his baller, any of the other sort of proxies out there on the US presence sort of Allah, Eighty-three Beirut and the marine barracks bombing. But it seems to me was probably only a matter of time before something like that happened because you've been hearing from a lot of folks. Yes, we're there to fight ISIS. But oh, wait actually were there to have this big. On the Iranians in reality. It was having a somewhat kind of minimal effect on the Iranians beyond starting to get the mole murmurs. So were they looking over their shoulder bit, probably. But that also means they were almost surely trying to figure out what do I do under these circumstances? Do I wanna actually more actively? But with less fingerprints try to try to come to the Americans and some sort of way. So I think what you're hearing from all of us is there sure has been a need to step back reassess. What what has been doing in Syria? What are actually kind of feasible end states and are willing to win the resources to get to those end states cetera et cetera. But you know, you could do that. Or you could just tweet. We'll meet add, but really Aska as Mara question. Which is when we think about Syria, we're of course, thinking about it as discrete feeder. But the Syria and rock eaters are very linked the operations overlap. The problems overlap, and it's quite plausible that the United States does continue operations targeting Syria or these Lama state in Syria, they'll come from Iraq. But what is all this mean for the US presence in Iraq? Does this mean that the United States should they should expect the United States to draw down there to does it actually menial increase because it's a last bastion of? I've unheard much on Iraq. When I think of them is very overlapping. Absolutely. I think that's a superb question, and I have no idea what the answer is. But it's exactly what we should be looking for right? Because this is such I if you focus in particular on the counter ISIS piece, this is such a linked conflict. And that's where kind of rules engagement over these next coming weeks, and the nature and extent of the withdrawal will be really important to look toward you know. Is it that you will potentially have the US military redeployed to Jordan into Iraq? And then go in and out is it sort of like squeezing the balloon filled double down and focus on Iraq might gut is that they will try to do that. Because they'll feel like that's a security blanket the challenge, then of course, as was squeezing the balloon any sort of ISIS types will will want to go to Syria. So, you know, if you're not actually going to deal with one of the sanctuaries as we've seen with Afghanistan, Pakistan, it's going to bite you. But I think you're giving us a really good list of kind of indicators in warnings to look to for the next few weeks direct question. I will say the there have been reports from people in the government, I'll know of at the administration or the people who have the final word on this. They say the rack posher isn't changing that's been with said that of course, could change moving forward and has been play already because we have the new government arrack. There's been talk about what that what their tolerance for presences is seem that there is maybe a loose working consensus towards the status quo. But we that was going one angle. I'll just add in here on the Raqi front that. As the international warrior in the room. I'll mention is that Iraq was in a little bit of a long-term difficult position because the entire US in particular coalition operation from international legal basis, and kind of international legitimacy basis was premised on the Iraqi requests for help against ISIS, and the more that mission pivoted towards a would look like a Iran bouncing mission that put arrack in a really difficult position..
"syria" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Yeah i mean maybe i tend to think john bolton's one man show i tend to think john bolton really thinks he knows everything about everything so i'll be interested to see whether he actually even staffs this problem on the on the national security council style one stash show you know you've made this really answering point that never heard before that part of the disease that leads to assyria is this breakdown in the international order it is all these proxy interests from countries like iran russia in syria that reality kind of rubs up against something that really frustrates me when i hear people talking about foreign policy which is when they say we need to be tough on syria to send a message to iran or be tough hundred ron to send a message to north korea is if we know how the country were targeting will respond let alone the response to the responsible else you know but with all these competing interests like it's hard to hear that complexity and think the limit of us power has been reached we can't possibly figure that out is that like too cynical and throwing your hands up and response yes no i mean i think it's letting us off the hook way way too easy was not hook yell at me i think america is capable still of doing great things i think america's capable of marshalling international action to solve big problems when we choose to do so and you know i think in the case of syria we clearly here's one you know it's been fifteen years since the evasion of iraq so we we just passed that anniversary i think that the iraq war looms very large in the the psyche of american policy makers politicians and the american public and i think we can't underestimate the impact of that on how decision making is happening on syria both in the abiomed ministration and and what appears to be in the trump administration and like you know it's sort of like we had the vietnam problem you know prior to that in terms of how we thought about a national i think it's gonna be a while before we get past that i think when we invaded iraq we were very bad at.
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"Intelligence indicating that the rebels were paying a chemical weapons attack three weeks ago well so that's in the show notes if you wanna see that all right so this whole situation in syria is really murky it may have happened it may not have happened it may have been the rebels it may have been israel because the real interest here is iran all of this is really about pipelines and iran and there has been a chorus for war people are calling for war and all of the traditional people are coming out you're good buddy my friend ony blair oh good okay all good all the iraq war hustlers are out hustling for war including my good buddy lindsey graham the president's is open minded to trying again and senator graham i i want to move onto syria we've seen those horrific images this morning the president just tweeting many dead including women and children in mindless chemical attack in syria doesn't he sound like the emperor from starves years yes let's talk about our next victim horrific images this morning the president just tweeting many dead including women and children in mindless chemical attack in syria president putin russia and iran responsible for backing animal assad big price to pay he means by that tom bossert told me nothing's off the table well it's the defining moment is presidency because he is challenged assad in the past not to use chemical weapons imagine if trump's advisors like people like lindsey graham who speak to him directly over the phone are telling him this is a defining moment in your presidency you have to go to war it's your moral obligation we had a one and done a missile attack so assads added again they see us resolve breaking we still have not confirmed that assad was behind the original web chemical weapons attack a year ago and as of just a couple of hours ago before we went on air the white house was asked if they have confirmed that assad was behind this cabinet chemical attack and they said they have not confirmed that just two hours ago so it's and this is lindsay graham on sunday they see our determination to stay in syria whining and this no accident they use chemical weapons but president trump can.
"syria" Discussed on Part of the Problem
"One of the better things that donald trump has done and donald trump did say explicitly that that we are in syria that are only are only mission in syria is to defeat isis now he did have a little bit of hiccups along the way i guess there was that that you know they showed him some pictures of a sod gassing this real early winning came in they showed him pictures of sod having gassed people all bullshit but they showed him pictures of little kids dead and i guess he did send that big tomahawk missile in there so he's you know he's he's diverted a little bit from the plan but this is because excuse me this is when they get all those all the people who are against the war in syria they get them away from and then they they get them out of the picture and then all of a sudden they're showing them these pictures of kids being killed and they got trump to bomb them but after that trump did say our only business and in syria is getting rid of isis however then a couple months ago tillerson is at the time the secretary of state he comes out and he goes no no no were were in syria for the long haul and we have more than than than just fighting isis our goal and he lays out all these parameters where he's like no word there too sorry about that guys is but so so tillerson says no word they are basically to.
"syria" Discussed on Part of the Problem
"For that was going on in yemen right now like i made this point to se cut before like off camera and i've i've said similar things on camera but i made the point off camera her when she'll be talking about you know how we need to send troops back in to syria because you know whatever assads bad guy and his killing all these people and i'll be like okay so you have a humanitarian crisis going on in syria right now you also have a humanitarian crisis going on in yemen in in both cases hundreds of thousands of people are dying and in both cases it's just really horrible and we were both unhappy to see them okay to fight what they're advocating for right now is that we have to go back in to to syria or we got a couple of thousand troops there so we've got to send a bunch more troops there and we have to take out both sides of the civil war right because you can't just say you wanna take out assad 'cause they also have to say that were 'cause i would take over the whole place which by the way if if we took out assad when all these neo cons all the war hawks wanted us to isis would be controlling all of syria the worst disaster you can imagine is if we had listened to lindsey graham and john mccain and taken out assad when they wanted us to and then you have ice in damascus you have isis controlling the entire region with you would have had that if we had listened to those guys but so we have to go into the civil war in syria and we have to take out both sides and then we gotta figure out who the hell's gonna rule syria like you know just this crazy plan where we've got to get back into another war will probably cost us hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands more people will die or we could try to end the catastrophe and yemen which requires a phone call.
"syria" Discussed on Part of the Problem
"Syria thing is really about putting pressure on ran because that's the ones who they really fucking hate and who they wanna see gone and so anyway obama at a certain point and you know he was certainly pressured to do this but as as a as the shiites are gaining power and people are getting more and more concerned about iran there there was this pressure to switch and to now make sure that that that their power was checked so in perhaps the most disgusting active treason one could imagine under obama we actually started siding with the suny radicals who were opposed to aram and more directly who were opposed to assad in syria and the reason why i say it's inactive treason is because these sunni radicals were made up of alqaeda and what later became isis al qaeda for those of you who remember are the ones who took down the towers in new york these are the people who actually if we had a legitimate war against anyone they were the only people these people actually had american blood on their hands and you can go back to all the things you know certainly america had a lot of muslim blood on their hands and you know but if there's anybody who it would be treasonous to work with it would be those guys so john mccain went over and he he visited syria and he said well you know we need we need to support these moderate rebels in their fight against assad and you know people like lindsey graham champions this this policy and you know there's anyway.
"syria" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition
"Um i i i want to step back a little bit in also explained the listeners of what the original sin was here because recall that when this civil war broke out the obama administration did not back the moderate arabs in syria nor really the kurds to any degree these were the people who are most receptive to fighting assad establishing a free in the democratic syria and so near the end of the administration you saw i really uh inincredibly belated effort to go in there into back certain kurds and what was left of the moderate arabs who hadn't gone over to alqaeda for instance and to arm them into form the syrian democratic forces that of course continued into the trump administration trump has focused on is he said joe fighting the islamic state but the i think the issue now is now that the islamic state has been successfully rolled back by these forces what comes next and unfortunately he the white house has not made that very clear and i think we know from turkey's perspective you're turkey has been anti assad from the beginning they received no support from the obama administration in that fight they received a little more support from trump rhetorically at least of course obama said he wanted to get rid of assad to but we don't joe when you're sitting in ankara and mattis and tillerson are saying assad must go we're going to keep troops there for you know some unspecified period of time uh but we know we're not real clear about how we're going to get to that point of making a sidestepped down i think what we're seeing is turkey just saying you know what we're just gonna sir our own national interests in our national interests are near preventing the.
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"Under regime will take charge so in southwest syria the area close to the israelicontrolled golan it's an open casey israelis pushing very hard to persuade the united states and russia to some extent to push the iranians away see how it works out can you talk a little bit out what israel's role has been in this weather it's been working with the us are other regional partners in just keeping the conflict contain or they mostly just been focusing on protecting their borders end staying out of it otherwise i think more than anything else of netanyahu's position during the last six years and now government's position was staying out of this and i think we should credit netanyahu for this though for quite a long time for being able to achieve that for keeping israel out of the syrian mess while more or less defending israeli interests as we know israel has proclaimed its red lines and kept up to them perhaps unlike the obama administr russian that that time and the tony all talks of retaliation instance response when ever israeli sovereignity was hurt whenever there was any kind of incident across the israeli border and he talked of preventing syria and iran from smuggling ultrasophisticated weapon systems to who's bone and as we now know there were dozens and dozens of these strikes former chief of the israeli air force a militia said in an interview to me in our it's about three months ago admitted that the war close to a hundred such strikes perhaps not only in syria all over the region this is quite significant that i think this was rather successful now comes a different time because we're a c tamaz noted were facing a new era that the regime is more or less one this it's not exactly the grade winner of the is civil war because everybody lost but it has managed to survive thanks to both the russian and iranian help and we're now seeing is us.
"syria" Discussed on Voices In America
"And i'm the lucky one i am one of the luckiest syrian people who found another home to saw its new life but i was not lucky enough to have all my hannity i was lucky to have my husband with me he join me after i came i was dreaming to have my parents with me my sisters and brothers now i don't have any hope that i will give him out of serious how long his your family lived in syria all their lives my family origin any from golan heights ciller they had been displaced stay went to damascus because they didn't want to leave syria i they lived in syria though still in damascus in syria i was born in damascus if my life in damascus as a women's rights activists i was very annoyed i didn't like a system i was very angry with the negus system in syria toward women's rights uh i was frustrated from uh the destruction of my society and i was aware how that while the takes is being a major role in this destruction i was it that he's had been angry i wanted to change things i wanted to have my right as women and to have the the same bride with other women i know but i didn't think like i will needs syria i was thinking i will stay there roby i will go study abroad have more skills on power to and create change in my country i had a mission which is saving other goes and women.