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John Zmirak and Eric Discuss the Travesties Inflected by Democrats

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:10 min | 2 weeks ago

John Zmirak and Eric Discuss the Travesties Inflected by Democrats

"About the translators in Afghanistan who helped Americans fight our stupid war over there? And when Biden abandoned them, they're being shot. They're being starved to death. Their wives are being raped and sold as sex slaves for the Taliban. What about the old people, the military veterans and great grandparents? Who died of COVID in nursing homes because Democrats dump COVID patients there on purpose to spike the death statistics so they could do states of emergency and mail in balloting and steal the election. Yes. Yes, the Democrats did it on purpose. They did it in state after state. No Republican state did this. Compared the death toll of old people in Florida full of old people with New York. It was much higher in New York because in New York, the governor was trying to kill old people. And that's one thing Andrew Cuomo could succeed at. He might not have been able to get his interns to go to bed with him, but he could kill helpless old people. Well, John, I want to say, I just want to clarify again. Folks, this is true. When my wife Suzanne was sharing some of this stuff with me, it was very hard for me to believe it. I just thought, come on. Look, I don't like the cuomos, and I don't like democratic politicians, but to send people to their deaths, I don't believe they would do that. So it took me some time. Faith believe, believe my friend, believe. What would I mean? It did take me time to process this. And if you don't care about this, if you think, well, we'll just we'll let it go. That's not okay, folks. What was done to people all around this country, we have to have a reckoning. It's the right thing to do. And I also want to say what you said yesterday, John. This was done deliberately to make the death rates go up because there were many things that happened if the death rates went up. So all kinds of people that didn't really die of COVID were marked down as dying of COVID.

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 Taliban official: Women banned from Afghanistan's gyms

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 2 weeks ago

Taliban official: Women banned from Afghanistan's gyms

"The Taliban is banning women from using gyms in Afghanistan The move is the latest restriction that has seen the religious group crack down on women's freedoms since they took power more than a year ago Ever since the Taliban overran Afghanistan last August they have banned girls from middle school and high school and restricted women from taking on most jobs They have also ordered women to wear head to toe clothing in public the constant containing of women's liberties is a U turn from their initial promises to the country that women's rights would be respected The country's ministry of virtue and vice said the ban on women using gyms and parks was a response to people ignoring gender segregation orders and because many women were not following clothing restrictions I am Karen

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A Shining Example of the Callousness of President Biden

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:30 min | 3 weeks ago

A Shining Example of the Callousness of President Biden

"I've sometimes talked about the president Joe Biden as a nasty callous I don't care kind of guy. And it might seem that I'm referring solely to his ugly personality. And I am referring to that. I'm including that. But there's also a callousness and indifference and ugliness to the Biden administration. And what I mean is that the Biden administration is kind of Biden writ large. I'm not saying he's driving the canoe, but I'm saying the canoe and its direction reflects the personality of this gross crotchety man that is sitting at the helm. Now, here's an example of that. And I'm getting this from news reports that a new federal watchdog report shows that the State Department, this is the Biden State Department, recently was found to have as many as 325,000 unread emails from Afghans who assisted the U.S. war effort and want to be evacuated. So let's back up. The United States does this ignominious, humiliating retreat from Afghanistan. But there's a public assurance that we're not this is not going to be a Saigon style, turn tail and run, we're going to get our own people out and we're also going to make sure that the people who worked with us who had trust in us will at least be considered for to be allowed into this country to make the rest of their life in the United States. Now, what was really bad about the actual evacuation is a whole bunch of people ran onto the planes who were not vetted. Nobody knew who they were, they hadn't actually helped the United States in any way. They were just the fastest guys to get on the plane, and they got out. And there were people there who had worked as translators worked in various capacities with the U.S. who apparently have been in the many months now living by the way, these would now be seen as collaborators with the U.S. and targets for the Taliban regime. These people have been trying to reach out to the U.S. State Department probably to document what they did for the U.S., probably give their circumstances and ask if the United States can do anything to help them.

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Climate Vandals Want to Destroy What They Can't Understand

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:59 min | 3 weeks ago

Climate Vandals Want to Destroy What They Can't Understand

"John's mirac, please do your worst. Thank you. Hey, Eric. Well, I got a new piece up at stream dot org that I think people find of interest. It's called climate vandals, want to destroy what they can't understand or replace. And this is okay. Your titles are getting longer and longer, pretty soon. They're going to be paragraph length. But please say that again. Want to destroy what they can't understand or replace. Okay. So what this is a response to that there's a wave of climate activists attacking famous magnificent works of art in museums, especially in Europe. Associated Press reports that the Vermeer masterpiece, the girl with the pearl earring. Of course. Climate activists attacked it with blue and liquid last week. They tried to constitute and splash liquid on it. They earlier this month, they threw mashed potatoes at Claude Monet at a Claude Monet painting in a German museum. And they threw soup over Vincent van Gogh's masterpiece sunflowers. Okay, now I want to be clear, you are talking about works of art that are part of the treasures of western civilization. Sunflowers, I don't know what did that go for $70 million or a $170 million few years ago. These are some of the most extraordinary works in the western civilization. And I don't know if you say it in your piece, but immediately, I think to myself, the climate activists are the Taliban, the Taliban destroyed those statues of those huge Buddhist statues. It's an amazing thing when somebody is trying to destroy or deface or vandalize something that as you say in your title can not be replaced.

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Donald J. Trump: 'I'd Get Rid of Milley in a Minute'

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:26 min | 3 weeks ago

Donald J. Trump: 'I'd Get Rid of Milley in a Minute'

"Prepared to get rid of these kinds of officers who, in a minute, Millie, I'd get rid of million a minute. I'd get rid of millions. He's not the right guy. Look, he proved it. Hey, when you have a loss, like we did in you take a look at what happened in Afghanistan with the Taliban. I dealt with Abdul, the leader of the Taliban. He didn't kill a soldier of ours for 18 months after I spoke to him. And I said, don't do it. And I said it very strongly and you know what I said. Okay, you know exactly what is it. We didn't lose one soldier in 18 months. You look at Chicago, run by the Democrats. Look at what's going on in our cities run by Democrats. We didn't lose a soldier in 18 months. There was no reason for us to rush to that extent. I would have been out. I think at the same time frame. But we would have gotten out with strength, dignity, and we would have kept about them. We gave them $85 billion worth of the best military equipment in the world. That I ordered because I'm the one that rebuilt the military. I rebuilt our military. It was dead. Our military. We had 48 year old fighter. And they tend not to do very well. As you probably understood. Now Millie turned out to be a disaster. Absolutely. What he did in Afghanistan with that surrender, because that was a surrender, as you say better than I do. But that was a complete complete and total surrender. And what he did in Afghanistan, he should have been fired for that.

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Afghan couple accuse US Marine of abducting their baby

AP News Radio

01:04 min | Last month

Afghan couple accuse US Marine of abducting their baby

"A custody battle is playing out in U.S. courts over an Afghan toddler I'm Ben Thomas with the story A young Afghan couple among those who fled the country last year as the government collapsed and the Taliban took control are suing a U.S. Marine and his wife for allegedly abducting their child just a baby at the time she had been injured in a U.S. Military raid in 2019 that killed her parents and siblings A couple of months later the Red Cross said they'd found her family and she was sent to be raised as a daughter by her adult cousin and his wife Unbeknownst to them according to court records a U.S. Marine Joshua mast and his wife had filed for adoption in a Virginia court massed helped the family flee Afghanistan during the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops in August 2021 Once on American soil however at a relocation center for Afghan refugees the couple says the child was taken to be united with the masts who they were told were her legal guardians They call it an abduction The mass say they've acted admirably to save the baby and keeping with their Christian beliefs I'm Ben Thomas

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The Rude Pundit: Republicans Are Becoming Talibanesque

Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

00:41 sec | Last month

The Rude Pundit: Republicans Are Becoming Talibanesque

"Here's the real crux of the problem. Ronald bronstein writer from out here said in polling 90% of Republicans say Christianity in the U.S. is under assault and three fifths say the U.S. should be declared a Christian nation. He's not out on a fringe of the coalition with comments such as these, and you just said 60% of Republicans are insane. By their own emission and should be treated as such. Yes. I think that's the crux of the problem. Is it even, I mean, it is partisan by its nature, but it is that just half the country has really gone crazy. Oh yeah. Yeah. Well, I mean, you know, again, 60% of the Republican Party says this should be a Christian nation. Well, that's the, you know, that's Taliban kind of stuff. Right. Right. Yeah.

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 Taliban say suicide bombing in Shiite area of Kabul kills 19

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 2 months ago

Taliban say suicide bombing in Shiite area of Kabul kills 19

"A suicide bomber has struck an education center in a Shiite area of the Afghan capital killing at least 19 people and wounding dozens A Kabul police chief says the explosion hit an area mostly populated by members of Afghanistan's minority Shiite community and took place in the morning hours the victims included high street graduates both girls and boys who were taking a practice university entrance the spokesman adds education centers now need to ask the Taliban for additional security the suicide bombing is the latest in a steady stream of violence since the Taliban seized power No one's immediately claim responsibility for this attack but the Islamic State group remain

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Vladimir Putin Projected Joe Biden's Weakness Onto Ukraine

Mark Levin

01:13 min | 2 months ago

Vladimir Putin Projected Joe Biden's Weakness Onto Ukraine

"Easy as the Crimea Or maybe Georgia He basically blew off the face of the earth Tens of thousands died So be it He just thought he'd roll through Ukraine But he didn't roll through Ukraine It's been devastating for the Russians and the Ukrainians But he watched Biden surrender to the Taliban And he saw weakness And he projected that on to the Ukrainian people but the Ukrainian people are not weak The Ukrainian people had to deal with Stalin Then Hitler And Stalin again And now Putin And how Putin And the Ukrainian people fighting for their homes their families and their freedom

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US contractor freed by Taliban in swap for drug trafficker

AP News Radio

01:00 min | 2 months ago

US contractor freed by Taliban in swap for drug trafficker

"The Biden administration has pulled off one of its most significant prisoner swaps and achieved rare success in talks with the Taliban The militants have freed navy veteran Mark frerichs after nearly three years in exchange for a Bashir a convicted Taliban drug lord jailed in the U.S. for 17 years Fredericks case has received less public attention than those of other Americans held overseas Secretary of State Anthony blinken says this should send a message to their families The U.S. is committed to free their loved ones Mark's family had my word Every other family has my word For art frex the word that his son was now free came straight from President Biden I'd like to thank all the people that had him in his prayers Telling the AP that the FBI and others in the administration did a tremendous job and stuck with it Sagar Meghani Washington

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U.S. Hostage Exchanged for Afghan Drug Lord in Prisoner Swap

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 2 months ago

U.S. Hostage Exchanged for Afghan Drug Lord in Prisoner Swap

"I'm Julie Walker The U.S. swaps prisoners with the Taliban bringing an American held hostage for two years home today in exchange for a Taliban drug lord president Joe Biden says Mark frax released today was the culmination of years of tireless work and negotiations that required difficult decisions The Taliban took the American contract or hostage in January 2020 Meanwhile in Kabul Taliban drug lord Bashir nursei was welcomed home after 17 and a half years in U.S. custody While Biden didn't confirm that he did say the U.S. will not stop until all American hostages or those detained unlawfully mentioning Russia are

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Eric Welcomes Erick Stakelbeck, Host of "The Watchman" on TBN

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:21 min | 2 months ago

Eric Welcomes Erick Stakelbeck, Host of "The Watchman" on TBN

"Heard of Eric stackelberg? Neither by Eric stackelberg, who are you. Now you're my friend, and I can joke around with my friends. You are in case anybody doesn't know who you are. You're the news director for TBN and you do so much as the news director for TBN that I just like to check in with you now and again, especially with regard to the Middle East, so Eric, let's start there. We just had 9 11 the anniversary 21 years. And it's a funny thing because suddenly 9 11 seems old. It's like we used to talk about terrorism in the Middle East and radical Islam all the time and it's like that we're not talking about that so much anymore, but the Iran nuclear deal is in danger of being put back on the table by this corrupt Biden regime forgive me for being political. What do you think is going on? You know more about this than almost anybody. So let's talk about that. Eric, thank you. Hey, number one, in terms of the lack of coverage of 9 11. I found it stunning that the 21st anniversary of 9 11, which took place in New York City, of course, was not even mentioned on the front page of The New York Times. Stunning. That's how far or how low we have gone in the past 21 years. The anniversary of the worst terror attack in U.S. history, which unfolded in New York City is not even mentioned on the front page of the so called paper of record The New York Times, but where have we gone? I think part of it Eric is our leadership and the media class, which is predominantly of the left needless to say, they want to move on. And that's part of the Iran nuclear deal Eric, which you mentioned, and the push for that, the left wants to focus on transforming America from within focus on the domestic front. Foreign policy for them foreign entanglement as they see them, that's a distraction. Look no further than Afghanistan last year speaking of 9 11, the regime which harbored Al-Qaeda, which attacked us the Taliban is now back in power because the Biden administration could not wait to beat a hasty retreat out of Afghanistan. So

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Why Haven't the 9/11 Defendants in Guantanamo Been Put on Trial?

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:05 min | 2 months ago

Why Haven't the 9/11 Defendants in Guantanamo Been Put on Trial?

"Look at 9 11, and I say to myself, why is it taking so long to try some of these guys? And I'm thinking here specifically of Khalid Sheik Muhammad, who was the primary sort of organizer of 9 11. Now bin Laden was the sort of initiating force probably the guy who put up the money and certainly the head of the operation and then a man Al zawahiri his number two, but Khalid Sheik Muhammad was the guy who sort of pulled it off. And yet Khalid Sheik Muhammad is awaiting trial. And 9 years since charges were filed. First of all, it took almost a decade to file the charges. And now it's taken another decade. And we're not even close to having a trial. No data has been set. They keep having occasional hearings. They keep arguing about evidence, the defense keeps saying that you need to give us more information, the prosecutors appear to be an absolutely no hurry. Of course, there is the fact that some of these prisoners are still in Guantanamo. By the way, the Guantanamo population is really been thinned out at one point there were hundreds. I mean, almost 700 Islamic terrorists sometimes all the way from Khalid Sheik Muhammad to the ordinary fighters on the ground. Many of those people have been released. They're actually only 39. Now left in Guantanamo. And that itself has been a disgrace of its own. I mean, think, for example, about Obama and the Bergdahl deal, where he gets one lousy disorder, by the way, one basic Democrat. Back, this guy Bergdahl, complete loser, and exchanges Bergdahl for 5 season Taliban commanders. At least one of which is now sitting in the Taliban government in Afghanistan and really laughing his head off at the stupidity of the United States. Now, Khalid Sheik Muhammad has admitted his guilt. I did it. I'm the guy. And you would think that they would be a prompt military trial, and the guy would be like executed.

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Will We Rise Up and Tell Our Leaders We're Not Putting Up With This?

The Charlie Kirk Show

00:38 sec | 2 months ago

Will We Rise Up and Tell Our Leaders We're Not Putting Up With This?

"Time there is a crisis, are we going to rise up and tell our leaders, we're not going to put up with it. We failed the test after the financial crisis. We failed the test after COVID. After COVID, too many Republicans, too many grassroots people, we were in a state of fear and now we look back, we said, oh, we all know better. Well, our Republican leaders didn't lockdowns, mask mandates, vaccine mandates. Spending trillions of dollars, we don't have, and now the war is no longer against ISIS. It's no longer against Taliban. It's no longer against the Taliban, no longer against Al-Qaeda. No, they are now convinced that the war is here.

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The Evolution of DHS' Efforts and the Radical 2009 Obama Shift

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:16 min | 2 months ago

The Evolution of DHS' Efforts and the Radical 2009 Obama Shift

"So 9 11 happens, DHS is founded Patriot Act has passed. Mass surveillance begins. Collection of cell phone data, phone records, the erosion of personal freedoms and liberties. And so some people start to whisper about this in O 5 O 6 O 7. And honestly, to their credit, most of the complaints came from the American left. Not left liberals. People that like Dennis kucinich, for example, let me talking about how, why are we spying on citizens? This is not appropriate. Republicans full speed ahead working in the uni party with Democrats past massive United States surveillance bills. And we always thought as conservatives, oh, this is against jihadis. This is against the Taliban. This is against ISIS. This will be used against foreign terrorists and domestic extremists. And so what ended up happening, we passed the bill department and security gets founded. And around 2009, around 2008, 2009, a problem started to emerge, which is, okay, they indicted a bunch of foreign Middle Eastern terrorists that were floating through the country and they did huge dragnets, but they kind of ran out of people to arrest. Department of Justice had a separate desk just committed to American national security Department of Homeland Security had an entire operation dedicated to it and right around 2009 something very important happened. Which is there was a shift. There was a pivot. In 2009, Obama took office and then released the DHS memo on right-wing extremism in 2009. This memo, which was put forward, showed that right wing extremists have capitalized on the election of the first black president and are focusing their efforts to recruit new members and mobilize existing supporters and broaden their scope and appeal through propaganda, but have not yet turned to attack planning.

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Debbie and Dinesh Recount the Biden Disgrace in Afghanistan

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

01:31 min | 3 months ago

Debbie and Dinesh Recount the Biden Disgrace in Afghanistan

"W and I here for our periodic Friday roundup of important events that have occurred during the week or just events with larger significance and the first one we want to talk about is Afghanistan, it's approximately the one year anniversary of this really disgraceful loss in Afghanistan, a humiliating pull out, I mean, people falling out of planes, Americans left behind yeah, and you know, here's an article from Gallup, and it says a year after withdrawal 50% of Americans call Afghanistan a mistake, only 50%. Which tells you that the media really did a fine job of hiding a lot of the information, including the celebration of the Taliban and the fact that they basically won all of those things. They didn't want they didn't want Biden to look bad. And they really went through great lengths to keep it from the public. That's for sure. Now, I don't think that the poll actually shows that, because look, let's read. One year after the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops, 50% of Americans say the U.S. made a mistake in sending troops to the country, while 46 say it did not. Now see, I don't think the U.S. made a mistake in sending troops to the country originally. So we're talking about something that occurred over a pretty long period.

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 Afghan mosque blast kills 18, including pro-Taliban cleric

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 3 months ago

Afghan mosque blast kills 18, including pro-Taliban cleric

"Taliban officials and a local medic say in explosion has torn through a crowded mosque in western Afghanistan killing 18 people including a prominent cleric Officials say more were hurt in the blast which went off in the western city of Herat during Friday noon prayers The highlight are the Muslim religious weak when places of worship are particularly crowded There was no immediate claim of responsibility previous mosque attacks have been claimed by the Islamic State extremist group which tend to be aimed against religious and ethnic minorities in Afghanistan as

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We Remain Free Because We Have Weapons

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:44 min | 3 months ago

We Remain Free Because We Have Weapons

"Basically Joe Biden has been on a PR campaign. Recently, talking about all sorts of different things. And so he goes off the teleprompter yesterday and says, hey, for all the brave right wingers that might want to fight the government, you're going to have to fight an F 15 as well. Now I'm going to tell you this argument is actually strategically incorrect. We'll talk about that briefly, but then we're going to go into the deeper aspect of this play cut 42. And for those brave, right-wing Americans are saying it's all about shaping America. You're keeping America's independent and safe. If you want to fight against the country, you need an F 15. You need something a little more than a gun. Now, first of all, that's a threat. He's trying to tell you that we're going to take guns away. We're going to take your weapons away and he's also trying to, and he does it rather clumsily, push back against the true intent and the reason for the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment is not there to hunt deer. It's not there for self defense. The Second Amendment, it's those things are nice. The Second Amendment is there to protect people's liberties and freedoms against a tyrannical government. One of the only reasons why we are able to remain free and we're able to remain not completely and totally under an authoritarian collectivist administrative state government is because we have weapons. Hong Kong was taken over almost instantaneously by the Chinese Communist Party because they were not an armed people. A stronger country will be able to take over a weaker people or a weaker region if those people have no way to defend themselves. And then also let me just say how silly and how stupid Joe Biden's argument is. If you needed F 15s to win a war, then why did the Taliban outlast us for 20 years?

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"talibans" Discussed on Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan

Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan

01:51 min | 1 year ago

"talibans" Discussed on Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan

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"talibans" Discussed on Ideas

Ideas

05:13 min | 1 year ago

"talibans" Discussed on Ideas

"The taliban meet openly with visiting delegations plan their political strategy and educate the next generation. I was curious to meet. The younger taliban thinkers amar's marach is thirty five years old like a lot of new leaders. Who work in the talibans political office. He's well educated and worldly. he works diligently to spread. The movement's.

"talibans" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

02:55 min | 1 year ago

"talibans" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"It's okay no your home ravina. How's your family doing. How's your mom. How are your siblings at. We're driving in our family. And i believe in gender equality human rights. We're very happy that we are here. We wanted those things and we want to safety which we are feeling now. We're safe here. So i really want to be a lawyer to help other women and other children if you had to go back to the beginning of the story knowing everything that happened. Would you still interview us on ca. No no if. I had known this was happening even the second before. I did the second interview if i had no no. I wouldn't i wouldn't and he knew that see. That's the problem we have is that people want to tell. These stories are really ready to risk so much and we have to be so careful of that is journalist. He wasn't going to tell me that he was. His whole family was being threatened because he thought it was necessary. And so i. I wouldn't have done. Which is when you think of it a real problem because that's what the tyrants and the bad guys in the dictators want how do you see our broader human responsibility towards people like the family. You know i. I love ruby in her family dearly. But they're exactly the same as all those other people who are getting into those little boats and crossing the mediterranean. This fear we have of allowing these refugees to come because they're going to bring all kinds of bad things. It's the opposite decent. They're fleeing terrorism. They're fleeing the things that were against and they're all people like this. I mean some exceptions. Of course we as a country going invaded gang stan and the taliban and we leave. I've been canada. Needs to regard its responsibility to afghanistan and to start seeing these people in the needs. They have that we've abandoned ravina. Maybe i'll just give you the last word here in terms of how you see your future now compared to how you saw it back then veer. We're very optimistic about our future. So it's me and my step links. We want to be well educated and then help other people every member of my family as a bright future ahead and we are lucky enough to have carol and our life and she's american woman that changed everyone's life in our family and we really appreciate it. And i really thank her and i really want others to to learn. It's very important if we have everything for our ourselves. It's our duty to think about others too. So there are a lot of other people in the world that they need to be held gonna have the last word and say i'm the one who so lucky to have you in my life as it happens host carol off speaking with anna maria tramonte in thousand seventeen and with robaina argued wall the eldest daughter of an afghan family carroll help bring to canada as refugees..

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"talibans" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

04:10 min | 1 year ago

"talibans" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Remember the day. I decided damn it. I'm going to write a book and expose. This was when ruby called to say they were told that they had to pay money to an account in moscow. If they wanted to get out of this mess fifty thousand. Us dollars to actually get their papers done by the unit unhcr. We don't know if they really was anyone you we don't know if it was legitimate. We don't know but the others were saying. Yeah this is how you do it. So this is what happens when you make it so difficult. People will do anything to get out of danger. I happen to have the fortune or misfortune of trying to help the most honest man on the subcontinent. He didn't want anything to do with going back with the a single bribe and so we have to do everything through these legitimate channels and we just found out how impossible it was. You right at one point in your book that the family will read here meeting on the page of this book for the first time that at one point you thought of walking away from them it had become so hard there ruby risk. She's getting little tears in. It is when you read that. Because yeah i haven't asked you. What did you think when you read that. Actually to be honest we have never realized she had never shown us that. She's tired and she will give up. She used to tell us that we shouldn't give up. But you know because it was the matter of dead and live for us. We were tired of that long process. We were kind of. We were saying no nothing will happen. You know we will real die like this and you know we. This is our life you know nothing will change and whenever we were tired than she used to call us. Oh who will. I know good lawyer view. Looks pull this and everything will be fine. I my reading of that was carol. You thought you had let them down..

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"talibans" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

05:31 min | 1 year ago

"talibans" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"I have a four siblings. Two brothers two sisters. And i'm to all this okay. Carol you write that. Assad argue ball had been forced to leave his country three times by the time he was forty years old the fourth. And last time you right was because of you. Why well the these escape that Rabin is talking about is because of the taliban after nine. Eleven when the united states led its forces. It's invasion of gav aghanistan to rid the country taliban They fled again They had just returned when. I got there in two thousand and two and they were willing to talk with. Dad was asaid was willing to talk about rashy. Dostam this dettori warlord. Who was the partner with the united states. United states have taken him on as their military partner on the ground to fight the taliban so they were able to defeat. The taliban was rushing dustin. But we were learning about the atrocities that were were being committed. Including that they had the allegation was that he and his men had murdered thousands of prisoners of war and so we wanted to investigate who these people were. These warlords that the us had taken on his partners. No one would talk about that. No afghans would reveal that rabin as father aside had been conscripted into dustom's army and he was a man who was willing to talk great. You know in our business caller get and so tell us a little bit more about abdulrashid dostam and his reputation. He was actually established by the soviets this during the soviet american proxy war he was known to murder people. Abe massacre civilians that as asset said in that clip and the same time. He was murdered his own men if they got in his way. Remember one journalist telling me how they kid arrived to do an interview. Dustin and there was bits of flesh all over the courtyard. And they've been one of his own men that he'd put under the tank treads and run over. He's now we should point out the vice president of ghanistan nunnelee was not routed. After the all these things nobody can get away with everything he did. He's been rewarded so amply. What role did assad play in this army. Because he was living in the north in russia. Dustin territory asaid was conscripted into the military but because he was a businessman and he had absolutely no..

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"talibans" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

05:54 min | 1 year ago

"talibans" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"If you don't follow those infamous eros. You're probably getting lost. It's a shopping experience. Like no other. But it is at the very least reliable. Not unlike billy bookcase or so we thought it turns out kia is looking at rearranging its retail environments to include quote community hubs and meeting places that encourage interaction unquote. Because if there's anything. I want when i'm in an ikea. It's one more person's opinion on which sofa to buy the company will be piloting. It's new vision at a store in shanghai and apparently nothing is off the table. Including makers hubs where customers are invited to hang out with social media influencers and create content. It's supposedly part of the company's bid to embrace sustainability but at the risk of sounding like an armchair critic all the home experience. Tomorrow makes me want to just stay home. And i'm certainly not prepared to accept the proposal as is from podcasts and the fifth estate brainwashed is a multi pardon investigation into the as experiments in mind control from the cold war and m. k. Ultra to the so called war on terror. We learn about a psychiatrist who use his patients as human guinea pigs. And what happens when the military and medicine collide. Linda brainwashed on the cbc. Listen up or wherever you get your podcasts. What's happening in. Afghanistan is harrowing an all-too-familiar the country's citizens have lived under taliban rule before and they've endured the tumult that precedes it and is sure to follow in the early two thousands as it happens host. Carol off was among the journalists reporting on the war between the taliban and the us and its allies canada among them and her coverage included the award winning two thousand two documentary in the company of warlords in it she exposed how nato forces were collaborating with afghan warlords and she spoke with a man named assad. Are you wall about one. Such commander abdulrashid dostam issues on. You won't be the russians. Entered a narrow. They would destroy the whole village. Children elders innocent or guilty people dostum's forces would do the same thing. There was always looting and killing. They would consolidate power this way. People were scared and tried to flee. They would be shocked. I was watching my country being destroyed. And i was not able to do anything ultimately. Assad are you balls. Candor with carol would force his family into exile and that would force her to contend with the very real consequences of her journalism. The result was a years long. Fight to bring mr argue wall and his family to canada and carroll's book all we leave behind a reporter's journey into the lives of others. In september twenty seventeen carol spoke with anna maria tremonti then host of the current alongside mr argue walls eldest daughter rabin a-. Here's an encore presentation of that conversation..

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"talibans" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

05:35 min | 1 year ago

"talibans" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"We interviewed someone the other night in kabul. Who said that. He believed that once the taliban leadership got hold of official government offices and the documentation contained in that. This kind of thing would happen. It sounds like they already have some of that documentation. Will we have to be aware that they have already taken a number of afghan cities. I mean most of coniston has not fallen to the to the taliban and once they enter these cities they also conducted arrests Confiscated mobile phones and so on in addition to this they have already been assassinating in advance of the takeover of these cities. It key individuals in multiple towns. So it's obvious that they had access to a lot of this information you say that The people there taking into custody are at times being tortured. What is it that the taliban want to get from them. What kind of information they seeking. Well we do not know what is happening to the people that they abducting so these only assumptions but some of the individuals that we know of in talkative people who not only have information on the telecom their their networks that financial structure and of course this type of information will become even more important in the future they also process information as some of them have been trained in the west. Not just enough. God plan but also in great britain and the united states. They have received training there which means that they have insight into hall. Intelligence services operate sometimes even networks modus operandi and so on and their number of nations of course engaging with the taliban that i interested in that information as well I know you can't reveal any specific sources. But i'm just wondering if you can give us a sense of in broader terms where you're gathering this information. We have direct contact with individuals and in afghanistan as well as reporting with different degree of of certainty and we have seen copies of some of the order that have been issued by End allegedly by the military committee of the taleban. It's very hard to get information out from. Many of the city's as taliban disconnected a number off the communication lines is so of course. There's an enormous amount of uncertainty in this in in terms of where this is coming from. Is it your sense that these are orders from on high or possibly more random groups that are taking this revenge though we have to remember. The taliban consists is like a clog. Gum conglomerate consisting of many different groups of mohiuddin many different tribes many different groups. You know the taliban and we're talking about here is not the disorder and and revenge actions. We're talking about an organized. Search for individuals that have worked with that forces and these orders can only originate from very high levels the toubon especially as we saw recently in kabul roadblocks were being put in place they yes secured major buildings at the same time. There were scores even before that full control of the city that began looking for these individuals and that suggests and organization more sophisticated organization than just the random action. Solve all of and fight us. Have you heard of any confirmed deaths coming as a result of this round up. I would like to comment on that. There are people that have been killed two for sure and even to meet you have been reporting on number incident a would like to stress a one thing though..

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"talibans" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

03:54 min | 1 year ago

"talibans" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Of two talibans a un report says what's happening in afghanistan. Today stands in stark contrast to the restraint. The taliban has promised and our guest says fighters are capturing nato collaborators despite promises of amnesty check on your sources back in two thousand seventeen. Carol published a book called all we leave behind about an afghan man. She couldn't bear to leave behind after interviewing him in our second half hour we revisit a conversation with carole and asset. Reo walls eldest daughter rabin a- about their nine year fight to bring the family to canada succession. planning jeopardy's executive producer is stepping down as the show's host after reports of his past misogyny surfaced. But critics say the man who nominated himself for the job just keeps missing the point over the top biography for decades. A massive topographical map of british columbia was a big attraction at the pacific national exhibition. But then it fell.

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"talibans" Discussed on People of the Pod

People of the Pod

02:59 min | 1 year ago

"talibans" Discussed on People of the Pod

"Now. It's time for our closing segment. Chabad table talk. Where i share a little about what my family will be talking about when we sit down at the chabad table a few weeks or episodes ago i talked about what my judaism feels like the unmistakable jewish sensibility. I have always felt. Even though i wasn't raised with a particular set of jewish practices. Surprise surprise there's more than one way more than a dozen ways really to be. Jewish there are also more than a dozen ways to look jewish but even we jews tend to forget that thankfully the jews of color initiative sought to remedy that last week by unveiling the largest ever study of american jews of color according to that study eight out of ten jews of color eight out of ten said they had experienced discrimination in a jewish setting a synagogue. A school people mistake them for nannies or synagogue security guards or they interrogate them about their backgrounds for the study titled beyond the count researchers surveyed more than eleven hundred self identified jews of color who opted into an online survey. They also followed up with sixty respondents for more in depth conversations. And that's what i liked most about this study especially since the numbers have been a topic of debate over the past year studies and polls have said anywhere between six and fifteen percent of american. Jews are jews of color regardless of how many there are. It's hard to argue with personal experiences. I will never the orthodox. Rabbi who questioned my jewishness asking. If my grandmother who converted to mary my grandfather did so with an orthodox rabbis approval implying that anything less any one less would have nullified my belonging. I didn't appreciate having my jewish credentials questioned. No one does so. I hope this study opens our eyes to the fact that the jewish community should always strive to welcome the stranger as well as embrace our very own. And that's what we'll be talking about at our chaban table chabad shalom. Thank you for listening. This episode is brought to you by ajc. Our producers are condo. Lack rats are sound. Engineer is t k broddrick. You can subscribe to people. The pod on apple podcasts. Spotify or google podcasts or learn more at ajc dot org slash people of the pod. The views and opinions of our guests don't necessarily reflect the positions of ajc. We love to hear your views and opinions or your questions. You can reach us at people of the pod at ajc dot org. If you've enjoyed this episode please be sure to tell your friends tag us on social media with hashtag people of the pod and hop onto apple podcasts to rate us and write a review to help more listeners. Find us tune in next week for another episode of people of the pod..

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"talibans" Discussed on People of the Pod

People of the Pod

08:11 min | 1 year ago

"talibans" Discussed on People of the Pod

"Afghanistan was once home to an estimated forty thousand. Jews centered in herat where they played an important role along the ancient silk road trading route but starting in nineteen thirty three the community faced anti-semitism persecution and exile influenced by nazi ideology muslim solidarity with palestinians and suspicion that soviet jews who sought refuge there were bolsheviks agents by the middle of the last century. There were fewer than five thousand jews in afghanistan and today there is only one. Jack abraham was born in afghanistan and lived there until the age of eleven. He is now president of onshore. Shalom the only synagogue for afghan jews outside of israel located in the new york. Borough of queens. Mr abraham is with us now to discuss the forgotten. Jewish history and uncertain future of afghanistan after the controversial american withdrawal there. Mr abraham welcome to people the pod. What can you tell our listeners. About jewish history and origins of the jewish community in afghanistan. We are from the first hour. People stay from bev alanya. They went to project for vegetarianism and then was part of persia for many many years and also whether ruled afghanistan berisha so we said that by the full five can go back to his with him yeah and throughout afghanistan i continue throughout afghanistan from up north to kandahar jalalabad trout. In grozny you name it. Jews have been almost in every city afghanistan including bobbie-ann by man is where the two big warmer buddha's satchels were in the mountains. There were jews living there. Eleven twelve hundred zero. So we've had the deep root in afghanistan. My only that. I cannot find why on earth. The number of afghans juicer afghanistan which is sunni dwindled. Some i in shiites the door iran with a more anti jewish but more us over there and why in guevara took more jews afghanistan. I know one thing that jesus hands when he came down when he killed a lot of juice also conquered. The country gives a lot of juice so a lot of our people were lost but what happened to the other ones. How come the only place that you had. Jewish living was and there were living environment. Billion guys need. They were living in cost. You name it. I cannot find any place any history. What and your family's history tell us about that. The in one of my ancestors. Abraham our family is so much we can't think of similar our family name might be singer to abraham so be adopted. He was and he was one of those who received the measure these but after the coming there then another hula came in afghanistan and he sent them back. And mo-do's let my father's my grandparents in his brothers. They moved from afghanistan at the tend of previous century of one. Thousand nine hundred. Maybe before that they moved to migrant. Which is part of turkmenistan. Just north of iran in city in nineteen thirty three more than half of them went to his read parts of them into kabul india. Nineteen to my grandfather my grandmother. My brother them sort of mind. Buffets hundred hundred sixty two their thought that they're going to gradually move the family to either and fifty four my elder sister myself. We went to his nineteen fifty four. My father went back. Gives me to bring the privately. I was in israel for four years and then from after. My father sent me to school in england when school in whittingham college in brighton. I did my high school did. But i didn't stat of afghanistan in nineteen sixty two afghanistan nineteen sixty four backed up and then seeks to. I came to america sixty six. I went back to afghanistan. That's when i went in nineteen sixty four. At that time in the sixties the government managed to that king. He emancipated women and he gave right. He get right emancipated. They could go out without wearing the charter and they were free. And you get right. Afghan juice on property so that in nineteen sixty four hundred collecting money to build a synagogue and they bought property nine hundred sixty six. When i went there. The twin. My father cut the ribbon. I send a picture the ceremonial peach. Cutting the ribbon for the officiant afghans synagogue owned by jews. This was officially in the name of two jewish people. So i went back in nineteen seventy six. I was supposed to have gotten back. Five years ago with ambassador. Joe embassador of mine and with all the way to do by to go back afghanistan to see what's going on but there was election and there was bombs blowing all over the place ambassador jackson. It's not the time. I can't take out. I came back. But if things what improving i can get into one thing in the last ten years camden again people here were finding an fitting safe to go back to visit the country and the the afghan media the media report about the minorities in afghans. What they think about the country into being them throughout america and other parts the people they give the best the most positive about afghanistan with the jewish. They called me from the media. Jack i wanted to tell you. Monkeys old population pashtoon and tajiks seeks. Unanimity the jewish people. The head the most wonderful memories of aghanistan. I guess you make the best of it. What are your memories of jewish life in afghanistan. did you experience antisemitism. did you feel safe. My is growing up. I wasn't exposed to anti-semitism. I was not my brother. Was my brother had problem with the teacher. When i left nine hundred fifty. Four member is younger than me. He stayed there and he's kind of burundi. Green is opposite. If the european brother i more military detain braggart okay. So he had problems yet. The problem with anti-semites teacher with picking on him and ten. My father went to the headmaster and they put him in his place in the guy himself by my memory is i went to school over there. I don't have back memories going back. Sixty to sixty four. I remember that members. Because i was too old every place. I send you a picture over there in the afghan pats. I played tennis the only place you could play tennis afghanistan with african parents and american embassies. At that time it wasn't american citizens. They will reconvene so maranda was friendly with a king sat youngest sandalwood. And you would come to us. There will become the holidays to visit. My father was the head of the community twice a year. They went through the palace to pay respect to the king on his birthday and independent of grandstands. About going there so my thing was going. They're spending time. There was vacation and with them but the younger generation the younger generation. Those were born in the sixties and seventies swear in their teams. They grew being free. I mean the women didn't have to wear other and global went to work went without fear and all that anytime there was any situation political situation afghanistan and between happening in israel automatically. There would be policemen and a soldier out afghan pumps every time. There was any kind of a situation or to my ticker from the government and police and a soldier with a got talking about the big sending out to make sure and then if there was any problem in the street debris from the do saddam move. Don't come out. that didn't happen often. So the government was absolutely good with shoes and prospered dos. Who what i doing. When they left in the fifties those who stayed behind the sixties were good two or three african jewish. African companies.

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"talibans" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

01:37 min | 1 year ago

"talibans" Discussed on The Daily

"What else you need. A major united nations report on climate change ridden by hundreds of scientists has found that the world can no longer stop global warming from intensifying over the next thirty years. The report is a damning indictment of an unwillingness to curb fossil fuel emissions. That has locked in extreme weather for the next. Several decades and the democratic target will be the most significant legislation for american families since the era of the new deal and the great society on monday congressional democrats released a proposed three point five trillion dollar budget plan that would represent a historic expansion of the social safety net. It is big bold. change the kind of change. America thirsts for the budget. Plan is a follow up to the proposed bipartisan infrastructure. Bill that is expected to pass this morning. The budget plan would raise spending on healthcare child care and elder care education and climate change and pay for it all by raising taxes on the wealthy corporations and large inheritances democrats hope to pass the budget plan through process that would require a simple majority in the senate and therefore bypass a republican filibuster. Today's episode we produced by luke..

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"talibans" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

01:42 min | 1 year ago

"talibans" Discussed on The Daily

"Roads are just digging up because they were laid by the americans. They say we don't need these so really some one-ton destruction which just sliding to see because there's a lot of effort that went into all that. Let me ask this. What do afghans want. I think every afghan will tell you they want peace. They want peace and security. They want to be able to get the fruit to market. They won't get raised their kids that the people who are appealing to me to help to get out usually saying they're doing it for their children in especially the girls they come back to see them have to sit at home and be robbed of an education just because they're girls so that's the main thing people want. The kids want go to school. The families want to be able to earn a living and have safety and so a taliban win could bring a forced piece but most people are predicting that they weren't because they're trying to take control by force and so the will be inevitably resistance and opposition and so the war will go on. There's no doubt the afghans have been fighting for forty years and the probably gonna fight fo for many more carlotta. Thank you okay. Pleasure great back.

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"talibans" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

04:50 min | 1 year ago

"talibans" Discussed on The Daily

"We've seen this been bombing in chicago. Which is an important strategic place on kandahar. So i think they're trying to stall taliban advances on some major cities. Lessen the disaster. But i'm not sure there in any position at this stage to reverse some of these taliban advances so it's really i think now perhaps face-saving to make it not such a disaster and so rapid because that inevitably will reflect on washington's decision to leave. Where does this leave the afghan government. Well they're really struggling. I think they say that. Actually planning to retake all these places. So they're putting on a brave front but when you talk to them personally. Officials are very worried. They say it's very bad. They're well aware of the suffering of the so. It's looking very grim. I think they're struggling on the military front for supply. It's i think. Extremely tough for them. And i think they feel betrayed by the west to know so many afghans worked for western organizations or took them at their word and got educated and try to open businesses. Whatever they did you know they were doing it because they believed in the future. And so i think now they're feeling very bereft and sama feeling very angry and feel betrayed. The government weren't set but the people will say too so call out of the government is saying they're going to retake these cities but what we're really seeing right now is that the afghan military just isn't very evenly matched. Is that right. it's varied. actually. I mean certainly. There are places where they've out very rapidly and surprisingly like these last towns in the last few days but in the south it's interesting this been weeks of fighting very heavy fighting in two big cities kaunda and lush kaga. And you see..

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"talibans" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

05:35 min | 1 year ago

"talibans" Discussed on The Daily

"It's still a small percentage but what has happened of course is. They've now taken big provincial towns on either side of missouri schrief which is the main town in the north so they now in a very good position to move on it from two sides. And if they've taken someone gone. They've cut the main road so strategically they're really gaining and then in the south the two big cities so really they must be feeling they're on roll and this is i think very significant because it'll give them a huge boost to move further and carlotta is your i at this point as you analyze this in. Watch this on the capital. How are you understanding kabul right now. It's the ultimate prize. Oversleep the policies. The the presidential policies the all the embassies the major airport. And it's you know beautiful famous historic city. I just cannot predict what will happen. And how quickly and soon they can put a strangle on it. We've had battles for years over kabul in the past it won't be easy and it might be where the government draws the line and makes a stand and of course you know there's a lot of people in kabul civilians as well as security forces who who oppose the taliban so would be expected to put up a fight and so we don't know what's going to happen but i think condemn say the taliban is gonna to make a move towards kabul and that's very dramatic because you've got the huge american embassy with hundreds of marine still guarding the embassy and a nato civilian office. You got turkish troops in the airport..

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"talibans" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

04:46 min | 1 year ago

"talibans" Discussed on The Daily

"They seize the government's lucrative customs posts. They seize the bank and got lots of cash. They showed off the cash that they seized in herat and then they moved on the provincial. Capitals this weekend and so what it looks like is they've got this strategy to steadily take all the outer rim of the country. The border post the entry points the provinces around the edges and then slowly encroach on the center and i think to a stranglehold on the capital kabul so carlyle. You've talked a little bit about this. But what does it feel like on the ground as the taliban starts to take over these provincial cities. well it's been very grim. What we know from the the rural areas or the suburbs of the cities is that they've come in. They occupy houses. They push people out and take over their house. They lay id's an anti-personnel mines all over the village. All over the fields they dig tunnels because up until now. They've been worried about a counterattack by the government. They closed all the girls schools. I know that from encounter har- they even stop people using their cell phones so a lot of the old rules and of course sharia law so women aren't allowed out without a male relative men. I think even being told to grow beards again. And we've seen some signs of whippings and so the old extreme rule of the taliban under sharia law. What is most alarming. That we've seen is certainly one town of spin boldak. Despite agreements where they asked the police forces or the local militia to surrender and be allowed to go free they then did go door to door and pull out people at work with government to cle- security forces and they executed forty four people. We know for sure. There's a lot of others missing..

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"talibans" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

04:43 min | 1 year ago

"talibans" Discussed on The Daily

"Today as the united states completes its military withdrawal from afghanistan. The taliban is seizing control of city. After city across the country. Sabrina tavernier's spoke with our calling carlotta gall about the talibans strategy and why it's succeeding so quickly. It's tuesday august. Tell me what happened in afghanistan over the weekend. Well after months of fighting suddenly the taliban have made a huge breakthrough this weekend with taking several big cities and suddenly toppling a lot of the north. I think it's very serious and it. Severi big move to take control of the country so carla. What were those provincial capitals. Walk us through exactly how the weekend played out. So a lot of provincial capitals of being under siege or under attack on this being a bit of urban flow but on friday. The taliban took their first provincial capital. We have to get witnesses confirming that. The city of zaranj in southwestern afghanistan has fallen to the taliban that is the planned. It's a small place that not many people may be no of cooled zaranj on the southwestern border with iran. I'll tell you. The government say that they are on the outskirts though abs around and battles continue but in the and then very swiftly in completely different part of the country in the north if the taliban now claiming a second provincial capital chevron is in their hands they made a move on sheberghan which is a medium sized town but an important province. because it's always been anti-taliban and then sunday. Three towns fell from the sun. Rising a mold become a stork day in afghanistan. I the taliban into condos video released by the taliban.

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"talibans" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

02:02 min | 1 year ago

"talibans" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

"The american government has been attempting to draw attention to its evacuation of translators and others who helped in its two decades of war in afghanistan. Since the first of this year power consular staff in kabul has issued over five thousand special immigrant visas and interviewed thousands more but the administration would doubtless prefer to draw attention away from his this over the weekend. Taliban insurgents made inroads in the cities of herat lashkar gar and kandahar as american forces have withdrawn in the past. Couple of months taliban has surged taking district after district setting parallel governments in much of the country's rural expense. What they seem determined to do next would put the country right back where it was two decades ago. The taliban are advancing on the streets of three big afghan cities provincial capitals. Edward mcbride is the economists. Deputy foreign editor. It's really a sign that the momentum in the afghan civil war is with the taliban. It's a fight far bigger than we've seen over the past couple of months. It'll be tremendously worrying to the afghan security forces. Can they hold on and can they hold back the taliban assault and this comes clearly as american forces are almost completely withdrawn. Now what resistance against the taliban is left afghanistan so america announced it sort of final withdrawal from afghanistan. It's due to be completed by the middle of august. Those troops are really already gone. A tiny number remaining in fact american ground forces hadn't been playing a big part in the war for some time now but american air support played a critical role in fighting has done for the past twenty years but those planes are no longer in afghanistan. They do still sometimes come to the aid of the afghan security forces. But they're now much further away.