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Pompeo says Afghan negotiations likely to be 'contentious'

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | Last week

Pompeo says Afghan negotiations likely to be 'contentious'

"As America marks the nine eleven anniversary it's also looking to the Middle East where long awaited Afghan peace talks will begin tomorrow U. S. and coalition forces toppled Afghanistan's Taliban government months after the attacks that America's been at war there ever since tomorrow the Kabul government and Taliban officials will sit together to start planning a post war Afghanistan our contentious discussions about how to bring the country for secretary of state Mike Pompeii it will be in gutter for the talks set up by a peace deal that was aimed partly at bringing home U. S. troops president trump says he expects all but four thousand to be back by November the palm pale warns American forces will return to Afghanistan if the Taliban return to violence Sager mag ani Washington

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Afghanistans power-sharing deal

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

06:02 min | 4 months ago

Afghanistans power-sharing deal

"Is really an indication that a given status coherent cohesive unfunctional when more than one person to be the head of it indeed. This sort of situation is much more usually an indication of actual or imminent civil war. Such a standoff has been occurring for some months in Afghanistan where Tuman Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdulah each insist that they won last. September's presidential election enough honeystone President Ashraf Ghani has sworn in for a second term in Kabul but his rival Abdulah dealer diffused to recognize the inauguration and held his own swearing in ceremony as a pleasant. The official result held the Gandhi. The incumbent had won pretty handily and had the full being re elected. Abdullah claimed the whole thing was a fixed declared victory anyway and vowed to foam a parallel administration. The earlier indications are that we have more votes and that's That's what was clint and The yes of course Even to the extension things have been investigated so far it shows a lot of irregularities last month Ghani and Abdullah went so far. As to hold competing inauguration ceremonies a watching world struggled to imagine how this was going to end. Well there is now some possibly positive. News reports are coming in K. political development in Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah have ended months of crisis by agreement share power. The rival claimants appear to have put their dispute behind them earlier. This Week Ghani and Abdullah came to terms the agreement. They signed acknowledges Ghani as President Bit Allows Abdullah to choose half of Janis cabinet and to lead peace talks with the Taliban should any. Such negotiations occur in close by funnest. Today's a great and historic day for our beloved Afghanistan of Africans proved that the think wisely in collectively about their national interests of militia Augusta. They were the leaders who are present. Here what hard to encourage the Afghan people? There's no doubt that the international communities in support of this political agreement along with countries in the region should make before we look at how and why we got here and what might happen. Next spoiler alert the dawning of a gilded era of peace and prosperity is a long shot a recap of the to uneasily reconciled pretenders in terms of direction. We're going in terms of accomplishments. We have some significant funds but in terms of satisfying the needs and aspirations of the people. We've looked Ashraf. Ghani President Ashraf Ghani he now. Indisputably is spent much of Afghanistan's decades of war with the Soviet Union and subsequently itself in the United States where he worked as an academic and for the World Bank he returned to Afghanistan after the Taliban which out of Kabul by the United States and its allies in late. Two thousand one. Gandhi became Minister of Finance. Won plaudits in some quarters and was at one point touted as a potential secretary general of the United Nations instead he ran for president in two thousand nine and lost then again in two thousand fourteen and one the candidate he beat Abdullah. Abdullah disputed the result and forced gone the into a power sharing arrangement. Observant listeners may detect a pattern emerging election is commitment before the people who have harnessed which has to take place on time at the same time it has to be free and fair and trucks patent That's the condition that too was promised to the people of Stan. In the commission the Independent Elegant Commission has to deliver Abdullah Abdullah an ice surgeon by training spent much of the war against the Soviets as an advisor to legendary Mujahedeen commander Ahmed Shah Masud and during the period of Taliban rule in the nine hundred ninety s served as a sort of foreign minister in exile for the Northern Alliance and other factions attempting to take the country back. He became Afghanistan's actual foreign minister. In the first post Taliban government the two thousand and nineteen election was his third unsuccessful attempts to become president as to what nudged Garni and towards compromise while some variety of agreement was always likely after an amount of theatrical posturing attention seems to have been focused by last week's terrorist attack on the maternity ward at Kabul's Dash Budget hospital a horrific crime that left twenty four women children and babies dead it was revolting enough indeed that it refocused international attention on Afghanistan which most violence in the country nowadays does not on the same day as the atrocity at Dusty Botchy. Thirty two people were killed by a suicide bomber at a police officer's funeral in Nangahar province five more in the truck bombing of military caught in Gardez resulting in many fewer headlines. Abroad this past Monday. Seven more people were killed. In the car-bombing of an Afghan intelligence facility in Ghazni Islamic state claimed the funeral bombing the Taliban the God is Ghazni attacks. The big brave warriors who perpetrated the hospital massacre have been strangely reluctant to own up

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"taliban government" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

760 KFMB Radio

07:28 min | 1 year ago

"taliban government" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio

"Think MRs one of those foreign stories that interesting, but doesn't really matter to you. I think it matters it, it's fine that men China is real as a. Presence of Taliban government, who's willing to expand. Well, they're clearly of the philosophy that you're either growing shrinking many people say that about businesses and in China is clearly has clearly made their choice. They are expanding fast as they can. I read an interesting saying yesterday from a what do they call people that are into China Sino certain? Yeah. Sure. Yeah. That if Hong Kong falls as it's likely to do to Chinese rule that Taiwan is going to immediately declared their independence. And then you're gonna have full on world crisis. Right, then boy one, which is a little island nation right off of China. China has believed forever is art of China and Taiwan up reaches its own country, and they're going to declare independence and say, no, no, no, no, no. We're not going the way Hong Kong. And then you'll have a serious problem on your hands. The United States. I wonder if Donald J will be in the White House at that point the has little patience for backing down in the face of chaos. Well, this particular scientologist believed that this would be like in, in, in, in weeks or months, if a on extradition thing, goes through, so really never. Okay. But, but manic, yeah, it could get exciting fast anyway. To introduce survey in the squad. There's board operator Michaelangelo pressing buttons flipping toggles. Pulling levers Michael pretty good. The girlfriends looking for a used car so I call this gentleman about ten choir about this used car. Well, now he's leaving me text messages, constantly you gotta love that. Yeah. And so I I, I was getting mad about it. But now it's actually fun. I look forward to his call every day, you know, and I don't pick it up or anything like that. But I just there is, you know, and then, you know, I'm thinking, maybe I'll text him and say, well, I'm still interested. Do you have a blue one? And just send him on a wild goose the next. Months of that. No, that's funny. So it's dealer situation. Yeah. Maybe but what, what are you with this guy? Did you have like one? That was Robin show blue. It might be interested in way. Call me later like blue with pink interior and, you know, gold wheels, and I got the check written, but I really really want one with for interior like fo-. Tiger skin. Like I say the checks written this'll be fun. I'm gonna enjoy this. You know, I finally got to the point in life where I figured out, if I say to those people look, if you keep pushing I will never buy anything ever. So it's not doing any good. And then they usually leave you alone. You've got two strikes. There is positive Sean who smile. I took the room another person that shows up on time. How are you doing very well. NBC has announced their five moderators for the upcoming democratic presidential debates later this month and should be plenty. And I feel like they're not really pulling their star power. They got savannah. Guthrie lesser whole Chuck Todd Rachel Maddow, Jose Diaz bell, art. I don't really familiar with that dude from Univision. Okay. In the ass, and but they're not. I mean, where's Ted Danson? Where's Jerry Seinfeld? Give me some star power NBC. You're the national Broadcasting Corporation. Again. Give me some pizzazz, this is show. Have you opened the door? Michael. Okay. Jerry Seinfeld, what does the deal Medicare for all? Rachel maddow. Now, I like h Matto finding, I don't agree with her politics, but she's super smart and everything like that. But if you had Sean Hannity doing big debate, people would go crazy. Oh, yeah. Elizabeth Warren wouldn't agree to Fox News handling debate at all the news division because vir- ridiculous overheated weepy rhetoric. But yeah, can you imagine if Hannity was included? Well, that would be ridiculous. David Schwimmer asking all the candidates. What's your juice? On the other hand. He says ignoring Shawn's dick euless premise on the other hand, you know, if Hannity got up and ask questions of only Republican candidates from the point of view of his audience. That's not totally inappropriate is the democratic debate in their party. And all that's what bothers me something that you've pointed out, many times that when it comes to the general debate, or, or actually, even Republican votes. All the questions are asked from a progressive point of view to the candidates. Bret Baier did that on FOX on Sunday? And it made me crazy. Yeah. Made me crazy. How can you limit a woman's right to choose, what wait a minute? Why did you frame the question that way? Right to wing. There's Marshall Phillips who does the news everyday. Harry Marshall, I'm doing all right. Five days in counting my friend, and I will hit my one month goal of not making any scratcher or lottery investments, and I've hardly missed it, but I have to be honest with you. I've been hit. By the urge to start smoking again. O'reilly. That's interesting, interesting. That is that has popped up. Times in the last, I find the science of addiction fascinate f hall. Nobody's got it figured out yet. You thought they would have nailed it down yet. But it does move around like that, for a lot of people people that, you know, you kick one thing, and then you're a sex addict, then kicked something else in your. It's really interesting that started about five days ago, I had a dream about smoking really enjoying it. And I woke up I had never had that before. And then over the last few days every now and again, I've gotten urged jeeze, maybe just have one how yeah it's got to be really nice strong. It's none of my scratcher. It's none of my business, and it would be just like scientifically wrong to declare anybody else having an addiction anything. But the fact that you're, like counting the days it's been or when I get to start again is and indication of something, it's a habit. None of my business carrots completely harmless. So who cares? We all have our habits got between. Scratchers and smoking, I think it's pretty clear choice, which wanna be better wanted to go with. I mean that's not even close figure you're spending a week on scratchers died of it. Oh, tell me to go to H E, double toothpicks. If you like I mean. Bucks a month forty a month. Yeah. Place keeps grabbing nothing. You've got a problem now. That's a rounded. Happy hour, more than a dollar a day figured what I quit smoking. I was up to two packs a day that was about three hundred sixty dollars a month. Oh, yeah. For a head, please. So anyway, but it is weird that all of a sudden come on the brain, the brain. Fascinating. Weird looking. I'm Jack Armstrong he's Joe Getty on this Wednesday June twelfth theory twenty nineteen Armstrong and getting we approve this program. All right. Then, hey, let's begin the show, Cording, Nefissi rules and regs. Here we go. We still have the freedom to do that in this country for now at Mark now he's a different guy, he looks different than.

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"taliban government" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

02:13 min | 1 year ago

"taliban government" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"This program are free four in view of America to an American audience. It's now a global audience. That's why you hear like, for instance, who used to work for the Taliban government at one of their stations into now, he joins us from Kabul to give us a view from Kabul about what he thinks about Trump talking about a peace deal and pulling all of the US troops out of America's longest war. And so if you're somebody that listens around the globe, or you've got a friend or a business partner who lives. Somewhere especially the hot spot where there's lots of news pertaining to America, but that's pretty much most of the world contact us, and let us know we'd like to put you on the only requirements. Are you must speak English. And you must be reachable. Why some type of device phone is preferable, but even something like Skype or FaceTime is good too. Now time for the week ahead where we tell you what the news is before it's news. And of course, we can always tell you, what's news. If you're looking through the lens of corporate media because they practiced very little news. There's very little journalism. It's mostly just celebrity gossip or promotion corporate promotion infotainment, and that's why it is always predictable. But some stories that we say that you may want to look at instead of our real news like the peace process, which is hugely under-reported. This is a story that continues the question will be in it's obvious. Now, we've talked to people from Pakistan one person from Afghanistan just over the last couple of weeks. There's not a whole lot of hope clearly that you're going to broker peace deal with the Taliban. And then suddenly there's going to be some type of a power sharing agreement. I mean, like the Taliban are coming with a group is the current government and. And then you just going to have some type of a workable, semi peaceful country. So keep that in mind is this peace deal apparently interest closer, there's a lot of effort. There's still a lot of optimism the other question, of course, is is that we've got a deadline here in the United States in that is February fifteenth for the budget and the possible shutdown again over the border wall in the budget. So this is the kick the can down the road from a couple of weeks ago with Donald Trump will they come up with a budget for a wall. Remember, Donald Trump has gone from. We're going to build a big fancy wall, a beautiful wall, and Mexico is gonna pay for it. Now, they don't talk about Mexico paying for it anymore. Certainly Trump doesn't.

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Afghan bomber kills 21, mostly Taliban celebrating truce

Bloomberg Businessweek

01:18 min | 2 years ago

Afghan bomber kills 21, mostly Taliban celebrating truce

"On your recco smart speaker just say hey alexa play wbz newsradio on iheart radio at least twenty people are dead dozens more injured after a suicide blast in eastern afghanistan abc's julia macfarlane reports the attack came during a ceasefire between afghan forces and the taliban government has made me to extend the ceasefire with the taliban following a three day truce over the islamic festival of adolf fitter president ashraf ghani made the announcement calling for the taliban to respond in kind after a suicide bomber attacked a celebration between soldiers and militants observing the truce in any province no one has claimed responsibility for the attack u n special envoy in academy award winning actress angelina jolie visiting west mosul in iraq today it's been less than a year since the city's liberation from the islamic state group jody speaking about the devastation this is the worst devastation i've seen in all my years with unhcr these people have lost everything and the trauma loss that they've suffered is unparalleled retrieve comes on the second day he'd outfitter the holiday that comes at the end of the holy month of ramadan wbz news time.

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"taliban government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:24 min | 2 years ago

"taliban government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"When i was finally at the site i found many of my fellow reporters lying on the ground some of them dead already afghan journalists seemed to be specifically targeted shama ri chief photographer for all genes france press in kabul was among the dead the islamic state group in afghanistan has claimed responsibility for the attacks it was the deadliest attack targeting reporters since the fall of the taliban government in two thousand one according to a french media organization in a separate attack in khost province on monday ahmad shah who was an afghan bbc reporter was also killed in all thirty six media workers have been killed since twenty sixteen meanwhile in kandahar province the children were killed when a suicide bomber targeted a nato convoy soldiers civilians and policemen were also injured in the attack for the pbs news hour i'm william bringham and us servicemember also died today during a combat operation in eastern afghanistan another american soldier was injured britain's prime minister theresa may has tapped sigy javid a member of parliament to be the new home secretary that's the position overseeing policing internal security immigration and citizenship he is the son of pakistani immigrants and the first ethnic minority politician to hold the job the previous home secretary amber rudd resigned late sunday after admitting that she misled lawmakers about whether the government had deportation targets back in this country the acting director of us immigration and customs enforcement thomas homan announce today that he is retiring president trump nominated him to lead the agency permanently in november but his nomination stalled in the senate home and came under fire last year after saying that undocumented immigrants in the us quote should be afraid under the trump administration he will leave the agency in june a caravan of about two hundred asylum seekers from central america were denied entrance into the us for a second day us authorities said they didn't have the space to process asylum applications so they'll have to wait on the mexican border with san diego caravan arrived in tijuana sunday seeking refuge under the minimum focal mother conscientious fish should have a little more awareness and at least support us in.

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"taliban government" Discussed on WTMA

WTMA

02:00 min | 2 years ago

"taliban government" Discussed on WTMA

"And part of the landscape as you describe is that near the pashtoon population needs a leader in fifty percent of afghanistan pakistan and yet i mean fifty percent of afghanistan and yet there are more pashtuns living in pakistan than in afghanistan so it's a large population that spills across this border and it's very important to pakistani outlook that the pashtoons have a role because their part of pakistan as well they're part of the officer corps in the pakistani army so the the pakistanis are advocating for pashtoon participation pashtoon leadership the cia officers who are up in the north of afghanistan which is nonpashtoon are saying what are you waiting for we can take kabul kabul is not pashtoon city these groups are ready to end the war and erotic eight the taliban government and in washington they couldn't make up their minds for a while well then finally kabul feld and pashtoons were not in charge and the international community gathered to choose a new leader and james dobbins was the american diplomat who is in charge of negotiating the new afghan government and what he heard was isi said how about hamid karzai because we think he's a tune and we would be comfortable with them the northern alliance said how about how many cars he's the only pashtoon we know of who we kind of trust because he's a cia guy worked with the cia and he was with us and against the taliban right before september eleventh and the iranians and indians and the russians and everyone just kind of all came together around this one man none of none of them knew him very well but he was somehow symbolic as a compromise and that's how he became the interim leader of afghanistan most shara the president the general who took the coup and make himself this leader of a state that is deeply troubled musharraf has a phrase that you feature in the first part of the.

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"taliban government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:00 min | 2 years ago

"taliban government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Major reasons why the us has not been able to stabilise afghanistan despite sending tens of thousands of combat troops uh to the country along with nato allies as you say fox and has been doing this for a long time but there was a moment in two thousand and four you write that it seems like pakistan could have once and for all kind of turned its back on the taleban and it didn't why not well it's interesting there was this period of relative peace after the fall of the taliban government in december two thousand and one and by the time you get the two thousand and four in afghanistan and you have a successful presidential election parliamentary elections are on the way a constitution has been restored many afghans have come home from exile but pakistan is still trying to see what kind of a neighborhood they're going to be an uh after the americans are gone the united states does often fights in iraq berkeley gets bogged down there and then i think another factor that motivated pakistan and its intelligence service was that the united states cut us strategic nuclear deal with india around this period essentially for giving india for breaking out of the nuclear nonproliferation treaty and building atomic bombs and it told pakistan at the same time you're not getting that deal uh and because you're not trustworthy pakistani high command basically looked at this and said look we can't rely on the united states uh and they're not going to stay in afghanistan for very long we have to prosecute our own interests they feared and afghanistan that was consolidating its independence and might become an ally of india which for pakistan that's what it's all about you write about this extraordinary moment in 2014 which is a reflection of some of the tensions perhaps in pakistan and some of the us fears in pakistan how close did uh some disgruntled pakistani navy people and all kinda get to seizing a ship with nuclear weapons and under publicized episode and i hope you'll learn more about it over time but i came across some are really stunning material about these young pakistani naval officers who had lashed up with alqaeda in the tribal areas of pakistan and.

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"taliban government" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

KMOX News Radio 1120

02:19 min | 2 years ago

"taliban government" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

"So the war plan in afghanistan was really about disrupting alqaeda's headquarters there uh in in the hope that this would undermine any follow on a tax that they might have underway there really wasn't planned for um beyond that other than to try to defeat uh and disrupt the talent the out alqaeda in talibanruled afghanistan so we went to war less than a month after the nine eleven attacks on october seventh and i think to the surprise of many war planners are we overthrew the taliban government in about two months and uh alqaeda uh many operators there who have been living thing in afghanistan were killed during the war those who survived including the top leaders fled into pakistan same thing with the taliban many died but the leaders escaped into pakistan and so we found ourselves uh sudden victors in afghanistan over the taliban i'm the world was united in support of that war but we really didn't have a plan for what to do afterwards and so the second section of the book is called losing the peace in a covers the period from two thousand to two thousand six and that was when we really missed an opportunity to stabilise afghanistan i think um you for a number of reasons while we also found was there's a lot of these other uh i don't wanna say offshoots but different types of terrorist organisations they continue to pop up which probably made it very problematic for the government try to combat all of these differ once it they were focusing on certain once it or just the taliban at that point so where with the mission against terrorism it took so long to continue to fight this why do you think it continues to go to day in why do you think the united states government it seems like it's a a continuous thing for them and it is it even a war we can win well i think the problem of terrorism have threatened the united states really going all the way back to the modern terrorism going back to the 1960s with the plo and plane hijackings in the slaughter at munich against the israeli olympic team and so you know in a sense the radical uh islamist groups that have emerged from the afghan war um and now include the islamic state i'm are not a new threat i think the challenge in the us counterterrorism program has been to find.

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"taliban government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:38 min | 2 years ago

"taliban government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The cia in america secret wars in afghanistan and pakistanis separated from the new yorker and dina the columbia journalism school there is a sense in your book the comes across that mirror some dreadful american mistakes during the bush administration and the obama administration but also there are no scalpels relations and grievous mistakes made by the afghan government mostly under karzai uh and also by the pakistanis in in the sense that you seemed to come away with fears that the jihadist movement would not have been really i'm talking about alqaeda taliban even isis they're would not have had the strength that it has or the power that it has where the momentum for that matter had it not been for all these terrible mistakes while we certainly failed to repress it in the in the strategies that we pursued and of course the pakistanis deliberately cultivated this movement at times to pursue their interests against india you know i think counterfactual history is kind of a fool's game but i have to think about it after working on this project for so long and him off and asked you know were there opportunities to do better where where might we made have an we're might we have made a decisive difference and i think the answer to me is pretty clear it was right after the fall of the taliban government in december two thousand in one when uh the international community supported the restoration of afghan sovereignty the bonn agreement created a new constitution afghans themselves returned home they staged a successful presidential election a successful parliamentary election the country was more or less at peace and what did we do we went off.

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"taliban government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"taliban government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"During some of that time especially the first couple of years after nine eleven the pakistani security services arrested significant alqaeda leaders authors of the nine eleven attacks college shape muhammad was arrested in a pakistani cia operation inside pakistan so there was a basis for for trusting them but it gradually eroded and by two thousand and six i think the pakistani high command had made a decision to revive the taliban because it concluded that the united states was more interested in partnership with india than it was in partnership with pakistan and it also concluded that the united states had gotten itself so bogged down in iraq that it was basically out of afghanistan and that the pakistanis need to start to prepare for a world after american involvement both the really justifiable conclusions i mean especially the nuclear deal with india and pakistan was not make a deal right was a big uh agreement with india we essentially forgave india for in a violating the nuclear nonproliferation regime and that we said to pakistan sorry you're not going to get that deal because you're record is too unreliable and pakistanis heard that loud and clear and you know look their country had also been destabilized by the two thousand in one war we went in we smashed the taliban government we killed a lot of al qaeda we disrupted alqaeda but the survivors when across the border into pakistan were they joined with local radical groups and ended up touching off you know the worst domestic terrorism the pakistan has ever known and pakistanis looked at that uh tens of thousands of their own dying in these truck bombings and and masscasualty attacks and you know there was a strain of their analysis it said you know this is where the americans fault we told them that they were going to.

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"taliban government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:03 min | 2 years ago

"taliban government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And you know at the same time there's another bit of testimony from one of his wives that when they moved houses of one point earlier there was a pakistani policeman in the vehicle with and so you know the pakistanis if they did help him would have been interested in not getting caught suddenly no doubt would have said to him at don't call las will call you hunker down try not to call attention to yourself we're talking to see a call and see calling has a new book out called directorate asked the cia in america secret wars in afghanistan and pakistan these staff writer for the new yorker and of the columbia journalism school there is a sense in your book the comes across that mirror some dreadful american mistakes during the bush administration and the obama administration but also there are no scacchi relations and grievous mistakes made by the afghan government mostly under karzai and also by the pakistanis and in the sense that you seemed to come away with here is that the jihadist movement would not have been really i'm talking about alqaeda taliban even isis they're would not have had the strength that it has or the power that it has where the momentum for that matter had it not been for all these terrible mistakes while we certainly failed to repressive in the in the strategies that we pursued and of course the pakistanis deliberately cultivated this movement at times to pursue their interests against india you know i think counterfactual history is kind of of a fool's game but i have to think about it after working on this project for so long adam often asked you know were there opportunities to do better where where might we made have an we're might we have made a decisive difference and i think the answer to me is pretty clear it was right after the fall of the taliban government in december two thousand in one when uh the international community supported the restoration of afghan sovereignty the bonn agreement created a new constitution afghans themselves returned home they staged a successful presidential election the successful parliamentary election the country was more or less at peace and what did we do we went off.

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"taliban government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:34 min | 2 years ago

"taliban government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Was a basis for for trusting them but it gradually eroded and by two thousand in six i think the pakistani high command had made a decision to revive the taliban because it concluded that the united states was more interested in partnership with india than it was in partnership with pakistan and it also concluded that the united states had gotten itself so bogged down in iraq that it was basically out of afghanistan and that the pakistanis need to start to prepare for a world after american involvement both the really justifiable conclusions i mean especially the nuclear deal with india and pakistan was not made a deal writer was a big uh agreement with india we essentially for gave india for violating the nuclear nonproliferation regime and that we said to pakistan sorry you're not going to get that deal because you're record as too unreliable and pakistanis heard that loud and clear and you know look their country had also been destabilized by the two thousand in one war we went in we smashed the taliban government we killed a lot of al qaeda we disrupted alqaeda but the survivors when across the border into pakistan were they joined with local radical groups and ended up touching off you know the worst domestic terrorism the pakistan has ever known and the pakistanis looked at that uh tens of thousands of their own dying in these truck bombings and and masscasualty attacks and you know there was a strain of their analysis a said you know this is where the americans fault we told them that they were going to.

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"taliban government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:11 min | 2 years ago

"taliban government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Taliban who had harboured alqaeda but the taliban hadn't participated in september let it the tax the bush administration demanded that they turn alqaeda over for justice the taliban refused and saw the bush administration declared war on them too but um their heart really wasn't in it i mean they overthrew the taliban but they were there from the beginning not to wage war against the taliban but to disrupt and destroy alqaeda but the two were pretty connected so was may be hard to do one without the other well yes ones one is an indigenous movement that makes up a suit draws from a substantial part of the afghan population that's the taliban the al qaeda an international movement of foreign volunteers largely era but also was back chetchen who had come into afghanistan and who had ambitions outside afghanistan's borders the taliban much less so and so from the very beginning the point you make was argued about inside the situation room how are the taliban and alqaeda connected if they're connected do we really want to wage war against them for the same purpose with the same aims wouldn't that take an awfully long time there were some who argued you know when you defeat of a government like the way we defeated the talib ban in december two thousand one the smart thing to do is to then of course call out war criminals and leaders who are culpable for terrible acts of violence or terrorism but for the great majority of soldiers try to reintegrate them into the peace the way we did with nazi members in germany after the second world war or in japan and that's the way you get a durable bargain we didn't do that as as in iraq where we dissolve the ba'ath party and created an insurgency by refusing to integrate sunnis into the postwar order in afghanistan we did the same thing with the taliban we called them all candidates for guantanamo uh and and basically made no distinction between them and alqaeda and that was really where the the loss of the peace after the fall of the taliban government began they scattered that went into pakistan and they began to regroup one of the bush ministry.

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"taliban government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:41 min | 2 years ago

"taliban government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Great majority footsoldiers try to reintegrate them into the peace the way we did with nazi members in germany after the second world war or in japan and that's the way you get a durable bargain we didn't do that as as in iraq where we dissolve the ba'ath party and created an insurgency by refusing to integrate sunnis into the postwar order in afghanistan we did the same thing with the taliban we called them all candidates for guantanamo uh and and basically made no distinction between them and alqaeda and that was really where the the loss of the peace after the fall of the taliban government began they scattered they went into pakistan and they began to regroup one of the bush ministry since calls its primary calls was too you know like disrupt alqaeda and the surviving members of alqaeda fled as did many of the taliban fled across the afghantistan border into pakistan where they took refuge in this very harsh territory that's like mountainous and for a not very populated and i hit out there very effectively but that leads to like the heart of your book directorate s which was as secret part of pakistan's intelligence service that was dedicated to protecting the tower man tell us what directorate asses so it's the covert action arm of pakistani intelligence comparable to the operations national clandestine service at the cia or the paramilitary division at the cia it's a secret set of units inside a much larger intelligence service that works with guerrillas basically friendly guerrillas.

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"taliban government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:27 min | 2 years ago

"taliban government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The september eleven th attacks the us and its allies pulled down the taliban government in afghanistan now research by the bbc has found that almost two decades later the islamist militants active in seventy percent of the country the government in kabul insists it controls most of afghanistan but the taliban has gone back into areas us forces withdrew from and nearly half of helmand in the south an area once defended by british soldiers his now in the hands of the group allaire trophy has sent this report over ten thousand people live in these mick shift come on the outskirts of lashkargah in helmand province they fled their villages to escape the fighting between the taliban and afghan security forces here i mean zaeef a father of five his family abandoned their home under a rain of bullets looks none of the merger which had little whether that's my lulu whenever celebrating an engagement party when the shell landed two children and two women were killed why aren't lost her eyes the afghan war became more violent and widespread in 2017 the power under the reach of the militants has been growing since foreign troops pulled out in 2014 helmand was the base of the british army in afghanistan hundreds of soldiers died defending the territory but after the pulled out almost half of the province fell to the taliban if you're traveling inside an armored vehicles without bound for niece to a forward operation base that literally means eight frontline stopping the taliban from entering the provincial capital we just got fired by the taliban now the police are returning defy and i'm going to run for cover we have turned this normally quiet during the day let this shooting poos on night is particularly by the long queue though so northsouth victims of mohammad azeem one one of the soldiers and the frontline tells me that sometimes the shooting last for three to four hours other times it's more random i'm goes on for the entire night you can't predict it i spoke to a farm on the front line we cannot identify him to protect he safety he told me it's.

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"taliban government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"taliban government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"What does this important decision me see it both ways what if any kind of defence does the hotel have here bloomberg law with june grosso michael best griggs door miami headed show that he was directly harmed by a discriminatory practice weekday afternoons at one easter what does this order really do how is this a victory for your side on bloomberg radio the bloomberg radio app and bloombergradiocom this is charlie rose on bloomberg radio his guest iran's minister of foreign affairs mohammadjavad zarif and once again here's charlie rose do you believe that saudi arabia supports al qaeda he believed that saudi arabia supports a noshow which is has new names now do you believe that saudi arabia supports isis but i believe that a lot of saudi money rent to support these organized by the government by on a twoday do some of them are tries of saudi intelligence services we know that alqaeda then it engaged the soviets was a trial of saudi intelligence services we know that i said taliban recognized the taliban government which was sponsoring a code was only recognised by three states tool of them bruce hodeidah and the united arab emirates and the other was pakistan you serve well that's a neighbor by i don't i want to be with him because they have their own exigencies because as a neighbor they have they have a problem but but for for saudi arabia and the united arab emirates staying far behind and far away from from the actual seen because it on his a neighbor pakistan is a neighbor and some other countries in the former soviet union ah our neighbors but saudi arabia and and and united aramis are not even close but they supported did recognize the club the money and it's clear just ask any intelligence person money that meant to isis to unmos most of it came from these countries but more importantly the.

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"taliban government" Discussed on WTMA

WTMA

02:35 min | 3 years ago

"taliban government" Discussed on WTMA

"We we bow out it would be impossible to simply leave without at least the very obvious warning that if there is another buildup of forces allied with terror alqaeda isis what have you that we reserve the right to come back in with whatever we choose b it airpower be a drones be it even ground troops that we reserve that right that we would not allow afghanistan to become a base for terror once again which of course differs considerably from how we left the vietnam and which of course we we left with all kinds of was of it would push came to shove and the north vietnamese move south we had almost air support for the south vietnamese we gave the nod we promised a lot of things we would have to in this case mead what we said again you're not going to change the culture overnight but there's one thing that you would can probably do and that is make it known that if in fact you're going to have a regime that includes the taliban and again there will be no coalition government if it includes the tom about individually will be the taliban and they will have their islamist agenda but you may be able to intimidate them in due at least keeping only a minimal contact with the forces of terror the taliban openly openly supported alqaeda as a matter of fact osama bin laden helped finance the taliban government to a considerable extent that was one of the things that we discovered those most interesting when we did in fact take over kabul back at bormio one that was that the the taliban and alqaeda in some respects for almost indistinguishable from one another in terms of finances and the like so that must not ever be allowed to happen again the notion that afghanistan will freely self govern of that's highly unlikely of the notion that the eight t h taliban government would not in fact be highly sympathetic to terror is unlikely but we can make it very costly for them to openly uh be allied with such forces let's talk to padded northern michigan hello pat or jimbo and.

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"taliban government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:26 min | 3 years ago

"taliban government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Taliban government there are now roughly more than eight thousand us troops supporting afghanistan's security forces the president's decision on a new strategy for the war follows the ouster of steve bannon the president's former chief strategist who is said to have advised against committing more us troops to the region and the timing of the announcement comes after a week of intense criticism of trump following his comments about racial violence in charlottesville jeff bennett npr news washington negotiators from mexico canada and the us have set an ambitious timetable for further further talks on revamping the north american free trade agreement as npr's carry con reports the first round of nafta talks wrapped up yesterday trade representatives from the three countries issued a short statement praising what they said was a commitment to an accelerated and comprehensive negotiation process the next round of talks moved mexico on september first through the fifth then the cana that end back to washington dc by october negotiators have said they would like to finish tax by the end of the year or the beginning of two thousand eighteen at the latest well before mexico's presidential contest and the us midterm election the trump administration has said it wants substantial change just to any new deal including an increase in north american content for cars imported tarifffree into the us and the elimination of trade dispute panels mexican officials have called for an update but have said they want the bulk of the trade pact to remain as it is carry on npr news mexico city you're listening to npr transportation officials are urging people to be safe on the roadways before during and after today's total solar eclipse npr's now greenfield voice reports fourteen states are expected to have unusual traffic millions of eclipse chasers are converging onto a narrow strip of land that crosses the country from oregon to south carolina matt hiebert is with the missouri department of transportation he says don't pullover on the side of an interstate or busy highway to watch the eclipse be aware that other drivers could be distracted and watch out for pedestrians you know there will be people who were walking around looking up at the sky and not paying a ten trump he says keep your fuel tank topped off and be prepared for the possibility of getting stuck in traffic now greenfield boyce npr news two comedians died over the weekend actor and comedian jerry lewis died of.

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"taliban government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:47 min | 3 years ago

"taliban government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"App and bloombergradiocom com mrs sunday brunch with charlie rose on bloomberg his guest iran's minister of foreign affairs mohammadjavad zarif and once again here's charlie rose do you believe that saudi arabia supports al qaeda he believed that saudi arabia supports issue which is has new names now do you believe that saudi arabia supports isis but i believe the alert of saudi money rent to support these organized by the government by dialogue on a twoday actually some of them are tries of saudi intelligence services we know that alqaeda then it engaged the soviets was a trial of saudi intelligence services we know that i said taliban but recognized the taliban government which was sponsoring a code was only recognised by three states two of them saudi arabia and the united arab emirates was pakistan you so that's a neighbor by i don't want to be with them because they have their own exigencies because as a neighbor they have they have a problem but but for for saudi arabia and the united arab emirates staying far behind and far away from from the actual seen because iran is a neighbor pakistan is a neighbor and some other countries in the former soviet union ah our neighbors but saudi arabian and united arab emirates are not even close but they say supported the recognize to cover the money and it's clear juice ask any intelligence person money that meant to isis to unostra most of it came from these countries but more importantly deal are not frightened eleven others j well that.

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