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How the Ukraine crisis is already hitting Americans' wallets
"China is accusing the U. S. creating fear and panic over the crisis in Ukraine and he's calling for talks to reduce rapidly building tensions foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying says China is opposed to new unilateral sanctions imposed on Russia reiterating a longstanding Chinese position she adds the U. S. is fueling tensions by providing defensive weapons to Ukraine without mentioning Russia's deployment of as many as one hundred ninety thousand troops on the Ukrainian border also didn't mention efforts by the US France and others to
Tensions escalate as Russia increases forces at Ukraine border
"President continues to urge calm amid intensified warnings a Russian invasion could be imminent I'm Ben Thomas with the latest US officials say Russia now has more than one hundred and thirty thousand troops massed near Ukraine's borders they surround the country on three sides but the Kremlin insists they're just there for military exercises the White House says president Biden discussed the situation with Ukraine's president Sunday Pallotta mers Lenski has played down U. S. warnings saying he's yet to see convincing evidence we have different
Ukraine: Blinken warns Russia US is prepared for ‘aggression’ - The Guardian
"Diplomatic tools are taking place between the US and Russia as a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine seems imminent secretary of state that's the Blinken and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov spoke by telephone to attempt to ease tensions Lavrov apparently told Lincoln that the US and its allies up issuing a propaganda campaign about Russian aggression that he called provocative Russia has amassed well over a hundred thousand troops near the Ukraine border before that thing meeting Blinken told the press on his visit to Fiji that Russia is escalating tensions around the Ukraine border we continue to see very troubling signs of Russian escalation including new forces arriving around Ukraine's border he also warned of the consequences of an invasion of Ukraine and can we will swiftly imposed severe economic sanctions in coordination with allies and partners around the globe will
Biden orders forces to Europe amid stalled Ukraine talks
"President president president president Biden Biden Biden Biden is is is is sending sending sending sending troops troops troops troops to to to to Europe Europe Europe Europe with with with with talks talks talks talks stalled stalled stalled stalled over over over over Russia's Russia's Russia's Russia's intentions intentions intentions intentions in in in in Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine roughly roughly roughly roughly two two two two thousand thousand thousand thousand troops troops troops troops will will will will head head head head from from from from Fort Fort Fort Fort Bragg Bragg Bragg Bragg North North North North Carolina Carolina Carolina Carolina to to to to Poland Poland Poland Poland and and and and Germany Germany Germany Germany and and and and a a a a thousand thousand thousand thousand more more more more will will will will go go go go from from from from Germany Germany Germany Germany to to to to Romania Romania Romania Romania the the the the president president president president and and and and his his his his administration administration administration administration say say say say the the the the moves moves moves moves are are are are designed designed designed designed to to to to send send send send a a a a message message message message to to to to Russian Russian Russian Russian president president president president Vladimir Vladimir Vladimir Vladimir Putin Putin Putin Putin as as as as he he he he shows shows shows shows no no no no sign sign sign sign of of of of letting letting letting letting up up up up military military military military pressure pressure pressure pressure on on on on the the the the Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine border border border border we're we're we're going going going to to to make make make sure sure sure we we we reassure reassure reassure our our our NATO NATO NATO allies allies allies notably notably notably the the the president president president is is is not not not sending sending sending troops troops troops to to to Estonia Estonia Estonia Latvia Latvia Latvia or or or Lithuania Lithuania Lithuania former former former Soviet Soviet Soviet states states states on on on NATO's NATO's NATO's eastern eastern eastern flank flank flank Russia's Russia's Russia's still still still blasting blasting blasting the the the deployments deployments deployments as as as destructive destructive destructive insisting insisting insisting it it it has has has no no no intention intention intention of of of invading invading invading Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine the the the White White White House House House has has has now now now stopped stopped stopped calling calling calling it it it invasion invasion invasion imminent imminent imminent saying saying saying it it it doesn't doesn't doesn't know know know what what what Putin Putin Putin will will will do do do Sager Sager Sager mag mag mag ani ani ani Washington Washington Washington
As Putin Blames West, Russia’s Military Buildup Continues
"President president president president Biden Biden Biden Biden is is is is sending sending sending sending more more more more troops troops troops troops to to to to Europe Europe Europe Europe but but but but made made made made tension tension tension tension over over over over Russia's Russia's Russia's Russia's military military military military buildup buildup buildup buildup along along along along the the the the Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian border border border border the the the the current current current current situation situation situation situation demands demands demands demands that that that that we we we we reinforce reinforce reinforce reinforce the the the the deterrent deterrent deterrent deterrent and and and and defensive defensive defensive defensive posture posture posture posture on on on on NATO's NATO's NATO's NATO's eastern eastern eastern eastern flank flank flank flank Pentagon Pentagon Pentagon Pentagon spokesman spokesman spokesman 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and and will will will will not not not not go go go go to to to to Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Sager Sager Sager Sager mag mag mag mag ani ani ani ani Washington Washington Washington Washington president president president president Biden Biden Biden Biden is is is is sending sending sending sending more more more more troops troops troops troops to to to to Europe Europe Europe Europe but but but but made made made made tension tension tension tension over over over over Russia's Russia's Russia's Russia's military military military military buildup buildup buildup buildup along along along along the the the the Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian Ukrainian border border border border the the the the current current current current situation situation situation situation demands demands demands demands that that that that we we we we reinforce reinforce reinforce reinforce the the the the deterrent deterrent deterrent deterrent and and and and defensive defensive defensive defensive posture posture posture posture on on on on NATO's NATO's NATO's NATO's eastern eastern eastern eastern flank flank flank flank Pentagon Pentagon Pentagon Pentagon spokesman spokesman spokesman spokesman John John John John Kirby Kirby Kirby Kirby says says says says about about about about two two two two thousand thousand thousand thousand troops troops troops troops will will will will head head head head from from from from the the the the US US US US to to to to Poland Poland Poland Poland and and and and Germany Germany Germany Germany in in in in coming coming coming coming days days days days roughly roughly roughly roughly a a a a thousand thousand thousand thousand others others others others already already already already in in in in Germany Germany Germany Germany will will will will shift shift shift shift to to to to Romania Romania Romania Romania he he he he stresses stresses stresses stresses these these these these are are are are not not not not permanent permanent 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Biden Directs Pentagon to Deploy Over 3,000 Troops to European Allies
"With Ukraine. Breaking now on the Mike Gallagher show. Biden is directing The Pentagon to deploy more than 3000 American troops to bolster the defense of European allies in the first major movement of U.S. forces in Russia's military standoff with Ukraine. I know we have a ton of listeners in the Carolinas. We have 2000 troops being deployed from fort Bragg, they'll be going to Poland and Germany, we're also repositioning about a thousand troops. Part of a Germany based infantry striker squadron to Romania on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's eastern Flank closest to Russia.
Russia's Lavrov: NATO wants to 'drag' Ukraine into alliances
"Russia Russia Russia Russia is is is is claiming claiming claiming claiming that that that that NATO NATO NATO NATO wants wants wants wants to to to to pull pull pull pull U. U. U. U. crane crane crane crane into into into into the the the the alliance alliance alliance alliance amid amid amid amid escalating escalating escalating escalating tensions tensions tensions tensions between between between between Russia Russia Russia Russia Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine and and and and the the the the west west west west Russia's Russia's Russia's Russia's foreign foreign foreign foreign minister minister minister minister Sergei Sergei Sergei Sergei Lavrov Lavrov Lavrov Lavrov told told told told Russian Russian Russian Russian media media media media they they they they also also also also want want want want to to to to pull pull pull pull you you you you crane crane crane crane into into into into NATO NATO NATO NATO although although although although everyone everyone everyone everyone knows knows knows knows that that that that you you you you kind kind kind kind is is is is not not not not ready ready ready ready and and and and could could could could make make make make no no no no contribution contribution contribution contribution to to to to the the the the strengthening strengthening strengthening strengthening of of of of NATO's NATO's NATO's NATO's security security security security buses buses buses nothing nothing nothing of of of an an an estimated estimated estimated a a a hundred hundred hundred thousand thousand thousand troops troops troops near near near the the the border border border with with with Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine has has has prompted prompted prompted warnings warnings warnings from from from the the the west west west against against against the the the Russian Russian Russian invasion invasion invasion of of of the the the country country country Washington Washington Washington tantamount tantamount tantamount that that that NATO NATO NATO promise promise promise
Ukraine urges clam, saying Russian invasion not imminent
"You you you you cranes cranes cranes cranes leaders leaders leaders leaders seeking seeking seeking seeking to to to to reassure reassure reassure reassure the the the the nation nation nation nation that that that that the the the the feared feared feared feared invasion invasion invasion invasion from from from from neighboring neighboring neighboring neighboring Russia Russia Russia Russia is is is is not not not not imminent imminent imminent imminent those those those those comments comments comments comments come come come come even even even even US US US US officials officials officials officials acknowledge acknowledge acknowledge acknowledge the the the the threat threat threat threat is is is is real real real real a a a a pet pet pet pet to to to to accept accept accept accept a a a a shipment shipment shipment shipment of of of of American American American American military military military military equipment equipment equipment equipment to to to to shore shore shore shore up up up up their their their their defenses defenses defenses defenses for for for for shows shows shows shows tonight tonight tonight tonight it's it's it's it's planning planning planning planning on on on on the the the the soles soles soles soles but but but but it it it it has has has has mass mass mass mass an an an an estimated estimated estimated estimated one one one one hundred hundred hundred hundred thousand thousand thousand thousand troops troops troops troops need need need need crane crane crane crane in in in in recent recent recent recent weeks weeks weeks weeks leading leading leading leading the the the the U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. and and and and its its its its NATO NATO NATO NATO allies allies allies allies to to to to rush rush rush rush to to to to prepare prepare prepare prepare for for for for a a a a possible possible possible possible war war war war several several several several rounds rounds rounds rounds of of of of high high high high stakes stakes stakes stakes diplomacy diplomacy diplomacy diplomacy last last last last week week week week failed failed failed failed to to to to yield yield yield yield any any any any breakthroughs breakthroughs breakthroughs breakthroughs NATO NATO NATO NATO says says says says is is is is bolstering bolstering bolstering bolstering its its its its the the the the Terrans Terrans Terrans Terrans in in in in the the the the Baltic Baltic Baltic Baltic Sea Sea Sea Sea region region region region while while while while the the the the US US US US has has has has sold sold sold sold eight eight eight eight thousand thousand thousand thousand five five five five hundred hundred hundred hundred troops troops troops troops on on on on high high high high alert alert alert alert I'm I'm I'm I'm Charles Charles Charles Charles de de de de Ledesma Ledesma Ledesma Ledesma
Russia accuses West of plotting 'provocations' in Ukraine
"Russia's Russia's Russia's Russia's announced announced announced announced sweeping sweeping sweeping sweeping naval naval naval naval drills drills drills drills in in in in several several several several parts parts parts parts of of of of the the the the world world world world this this this this month month month month and and and and claims claims claims claims that that that that the the the the west west west west is is is is plotting plotting plotting plotting provocations provocations provocations provocations in in in in neighboring neighboring neighboring neighboring Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine amid amid amid a a a build build build up up up of of of some some some one one one hundred hundred hundred thousand thousand thousand troops troops troops near near near the the the border border border with with with Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine a a a massive massive massive joint joint joint war war war games games games with with with Belarus Belarus Belarus the the the Russian Russian Russian defense defense defense ministry ministry ministry says says says it it it will will will also also also conduct conduct conduct maneuvers maneuvers maneuvers involving involving involving the the the bulk bulk bulk of of of the the the country's country's country's naval naval naval potential potential potential of of of a a a one one one hundred hundred hundred forty forty forty
Senator says Putin invading Ukraine 'could end up leading to Russia’s downfall'
"As as as as fears fears fears fears heightened heightened heightened heightened of of of of a a a a Russian Russian Russian Russian invasion invasion invasion invasion of of of of Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine the the the the U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. has has has has announced announced announced announced two two two two hundred hundred hundred hundred million million million million dollars dollars dollars dollars a a a a minute minute minute minute tree tree tree tree eight eight eight eight to to to to the the the the country country country country the the the the announcement announcement announcement announcement of of of of millions millions millions millions of of of of dollars dollars dollars dollars of of of of bigotry bigotry bigotry bigotry aid aid aid aid comes comes comes comes affected affected affected affected states states states states hence hence hence hence the the the the Blinken Blinken Blinken Blinken opened opened opened opened a a a a hastily hastily hastily hastily arranged arranged arranged arranged visit visit visit visit to to to to Kiev Kiev Kiev Kiev the the the the visit visit visit visit comes comes comes comes amid amid amid amid warnings warnings warnings warnings from from from from the the the the White White White White House House House House that that that that Russia Russia Russia Russia could could could could at at at at any any any any point point point point it's it's it's it's an an an an attack attack attack attack in in in in Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Blinken Blinken Blinken Blinken believes believes believes believes Russian Russian Russian Russian president president president president Vladimir Vladimir Vladimir Vladimir Putin Putin Putin Putin will will will will hugely hugely hugely hugely adds adds adds adds to to to to the the the the already already already already significant significant significant significant number number number number of of of of a a a a hundred hundred hundred hundred thousand thousand thousand thousand troops troops troops troops at at at at the the the the Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine border border border border we we we we know know know know that that that that there there there there are are are are plans plans plans plans in in in in place place place place to to to to increase increase increase increase that that that that force force force force even even even even more more more more on on on on very very very very short short short short notice notice notice notice and and and and
As Russia and U.S. Debate Ukraine, Ukraine Would Like a Say
"Talks talks are are under under way way this this week week between between US US and and Russian Russian officials officials aimed aimed at at reducing reducing tensions tensions over over the the Russian Russian buildup buildup at at the the border border with with Ukraine Ukraine special special talks talks on on strategic strategic stability stability are are under under way way in in Geneva Geneva although although a a Russian Russian leader leader termed termed them them quote quote difficult difficult Russia's Russia's deputy deputy foreign foreign minister minister and and his his delegation delegation visited visited the the U. U. S. S. diplomatic diplomatic mission mission for for face face to to face face talks talks with with deputy deputy secretary secretary of of state state Wendy Wendy Sherman Sherman yesterday yesterday secretary secretary of of state state Antony Antony Blinken Blinken said said both both sides sides are are airing airing their their concerns concerns question question really really now now is is whether whether present present put put will will take take the the path path of of diplomacy diplomacy and and dialogue dialogue or or six six confrontation confrontation but but on on ABC's ABC's this this week week with with George George Stephanopoulos Stephanopoulos Lincoln Lincoln said said there there are are no no easy easy answers answers when when Russia Russia has has a a gun gun to to the the head head of of Ukraine Ukraine with with a a hundred hundred thousand thousand troops troops near near its its borders borders Moscow Moscow wants wants a a guarantee guarantee from from NATO NATO that that it it will will no no longer longer expand expand eastward eastward into into former former Soviet Soviet states states like like Ukraine Ukraine hi hi Jackie Jackie Quinn Quinn talks talks are are under under way way this this week week between between US US and and Russian Russian officials officials aimed aimed at at reducing reducing tensions tensions over over the the Russian Russian buildup buildup at at the the border border with with Ukraine Ukraine special special
Biden, Putin trade frank talk as alarm rises over Ukraine
"President president Biden Biden and and his his Russian Russian counterpart counterpart spent spent nearly nearly an an hour hour on on the the phone phone discussing discussing the the Russian Russian troop troop buildup buildup near near Ukraine Ukraine a a senior senior White White House House officials officials as as president president Biden Biden told told Russia's Russia's Vladimir Vladimir Putin Putin the the two two powers powers now now face face two two paths paths either either diplomacy diplomacy or or American American deterrence deterrence through through harsh harsh economic economic sanctions sanctions Putin Putin responded responded if if there there are are U. U. S. S. sanctions sanctions it it could could lead lead to to a a complete complete rupture rupture of of ties ties Russia's Russia's made made clear clear that that it it wants wants a a written written commitment commitment Ukraine Ukraine will will never never be be allowed allowed to to join join NATO NATO and and that that the the alliance's alliance's military military equipment equipment will will not not be be positioned positioned in in former former Soviet Soviet states states to to demands demands the the by by Nick Nick ministration ministration has has rejected rejected a a Russian Russian adviser adviser told told reporters reporters Putin Putin told told Biden Biden Russia Russia would would act act the the same same way way the the US US would would act act if if weapons weapons were were deployed deployed near near America's America's borders borders Russia's Russia's placed placed an an estimated estimated one one hundred hundred thousand thousand troops troops near near the the border border with with Ukraine Ukraine I'm I'm Jackie Jackie Quinn Quinn
Taliban Take Over Afghanistan: What We Know
"Okay jay so. I think we will start with. I know we will start with the topic that dominated the news this week afghanistan. Yes unusually Listeners know we be set this up. Where either mike reid as a summary of what's happened in sort of gives a synopsis of of the news that we're gonna be talking about And i'm not as good at that as mike is and unfortunately there is a whole lot to try to impress but i guess the short version. Obviously we've we've got last week The taliban took control of kabul with the exception of the airport which the united states still holds with six thousand troops united states had issued a shelter in place order for americans trying to get out at that time. There that has since there's been state department guidemap guidance. That is since come out saying. Please try to make your way to the kabul airport but we cannot Guarantee your security president. Joe biden Made no numerous numerous a couple. Couple statements of beginning an on tuesday then there was a an interview with george stephanopoulos and then another Press conference just yesterday. The increasing concern of of mind. Mike and you. And i will talk about sort of the bigger picture. Nation building stuff too but is there. It seems that what the president has said Compared with some of his military advisers say regarding our capabilities to get people out is really to me chilling. I guess You had secretary. Lloyd austin say that. We didn't have the capability to pull our people out individually to go to outside the airport to get them now. The french and the british and the germans Have been doing. This
US Sending 1,000 More Troops to Kabul Airport
"President Biden will address the nation about Afghanistan as the U. S. sends more troops there to deal with the chaos the White House says the president's traveling back from camp David to speak about the U. S. evacuation from Kabul's airport at least seven people there are dead including some who fell from a departing U. S. military plane flights were suspended as troops tried to clear civilians from the tarmac Pentagon spokesman John Kirby says American troops killed two armed people and more forces are on the way we will continue to expand our security presence as needed another thousand troops will go straight to the airport instead of being on standby in Kuwait Sager mag ani Washington
Taliban Topples Major Afghan Cities in Swift Advance
"Thousands of us troops are on their way to afghanistan to help evacuate american and afghan civilians facing potential threats to their security. That mission comes as the taliban accelerates now their advance on the capital city of kabul taking four more cities while meeting very little resistance from afghan forces. Nbc news correspondent. Kelly kobe's on the ground in afghanistan again tonight tonight. The taliban is firmly in control of afghanistan's second largest city canada heart the militants consolidating their territory in the south the north and the west where they seize the historic city of herod's and it's famed military commander mohammad ismael khan in this taliban propaganda video videocon fought the taliban in two thousand one says he hopes the militants will bring peace security and stability the fast taliban takeover has shocked the world. The militant group took its first provincial capital. One week ago today now their territory looks like this closing in on kabul the pentagon now scrambling to send three thousand troops to the kabul airport most arriving by the end of this weekend a temporary mission to get embassy staff out safely the deteriorating conditions are a factor a big factor in why the president has approved this mission as the us embassies ordering staff to destroy sensitive documents and computers according to a memo obtained by npr nbc. News is confirmed. That half of afghanistan's thirty four provincial capitals are controlled by the taliban tonight and there are reports of heavy fighting on kabul's doorstep brian in logar province just fifty miles away.
Rush of Troops to Kabul Tests Biden's Withdrawal Deadline
"I will not send another generation americans to warrant afghanistan with no reasonable expectation of achieving different outcome. The united states cannot afford to remain tethered to policies created in response to the world as it was twenty years ago. We need to meet the threats where they are today today a month. After president joe biden announced the united states would withdraw its troops from afghanistan. The fight against the taliban insurgency in the country looks desperate three more major cities kandahar herat unless gaga surrendered to insurgents today leaving southern afghanistan effectively and taliban control now the us deploying nearly eight thousand troops to afghanistan and the surrounding region to begin the evacuation of personnel from the us embassy in kabul while at the same time trying to negotiate assurances from the taliban that they will leave the embassy unharmed if when kabul
World Leaders Can't Agree on How to Handle Today's Russia
"Thirty two countries more than five thousand troops land sea and air yesterday. The annual joint military exercises in the black sea known as seabreeze began. This year's are the broadest yet. it's been going. Since nineteen ninety-seven coordinating american forces with those of regional. Nato allies bulgaria romania and turkey in see also bordered by russia and ukraine. The exercises come a busy time both militarily and diplomatically tensions have escalated between russia and the united kingdom on the seas off the coast of crimea. Line if you don't look i'll give me hora. We kiss up six zero. We will continue to in last week. Russian and british forces crossed paths in the sea and the details are disputed. The encounter clearly rattled nerves yesterday. Russia's president vladimir putin met virtually with his chinese counterpart xi jinping just twelve days. After mr putin met with president joe biden. Germany and france have also expressed interest in an e. u. summit with mr putin and uncertain rebalancing appears to be going on here strategic split between keeping dialogue with mr putin open and keeping him at arm's length. I think we've lived for a long time. In the era where western politicians has in a way been on a different wavelength when it comes to hard power or cauda. Ostrovsky is economists russia editor. Last week we had a british warship. Hms defender challenge russia's claim to the voices off the crimean peninsula crimea of course being the ukrainian territory that russia invaded an extant continues to occupy since two thousand fourteen
Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom
"Many people think slavery ended on the day. Abraham lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation in january eighteen. Sixty three but it actually took more than two and a half years for it to become official throughout all of the confederate states. Our correspondent pamela. Kirkland calls up. He's a museum specialists in oral history at the national museum of african american history and culture in washington. Dc to explain a bit more about the history of the holiday. We'll just start with what is juneteenth. June taint juneteenth this great day that is celebrated because on june nineteen eighteen. Sixty five general. Gordon granger arrived in galveston texas with order numbers sri announcing that the enslaved were now free this is important because although the emancipation proclamation had been signed in eighteen sixty three it had a little to no impact almost of the enslaved throughout the south. Because if there weren't union soldiers there to enforce it it literally. Nothing in did not change of your life if you were enslaved human being in texas. Which was the westernmost state. There was very little union presence throughout the war so it was as if nothing had happened in fact there were slave owners. He moved west to continue. The practice of slavery moved to texas for that purpose so this day this was a big day. He arrived with almost two thousand troops. Some of whom were united states colored troops and they enforced this order. What what kind of the history. Of june teeth in the legacy. It's only recently really bad. It's become more widely known. Yes i well. It started in texas so immediately a year. After this announcement they have the first juneteenth In texas in houston. The african americans their a saved up. Money and bought land is specifically for this purpose that became emancipation park and it was practiced throughout texas In also places like oklahoma is started to slowly spread with the great migration in which you see different ways so it was celebrated through the turn of the century than it waned a little. Then you see it's coming back after the after world war two then. There was another big boost after the civil rights era after the sixties. What are some of the exhibits that highlight juneteenth And demands pation. We have an entire gallery devoted to slavery and freedom so there you will find of of many artifacts relating to we have the actual copy of Mation for example we have of many artifacts related to the underground railroad movement. Things that belong to harriet tubman such as show in our
"thousands troops" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Kill me welcome back everyone thanks so much was in the special edition of the Brian Kilmeade show with focusing on Sam Houston the Alamo Avengers and every time I got a big project they always bother his story one of the best in the business Doug Brinkley any gets a quick exemption from is seen in contract and he helps me out here's more as we talk about the Alamo and what it meant and how they held a held up for thirteen long days waiting for reinforcements that would never come for thirteen days the Alamo with a hundred eighty to two hundred men held off and the reason why they had hope is is a thought help might be coming they've been our number before that success gives the Mexican army but they never really took on St added before so Travis knows two thousand troops are coming but he stays Jimbo we with orders from Sam Houston to tell them to get out once fully gets there he looks around us I like this place this fortified well good looking group I think I'll stay can you talk about that Texas attitude when they know what's coming but they're going to fight absolutely and the hope for reinforcements was colonel Fannin was supposed to come in if you go to Houston today you'll see fan and street is a big street there he became a big hero but at this moment he started smelling that the Alamo was a suicide mission so they didn't do the reinforcements to the Alamo that they were hoping to get but blue in Crockett in traversing the others decided we're gonna dig on our heels and its freedom or death that we are going to make or stand here and they had opportunity some people believe that from the Alamo if they wanted to but the man that stayed to fight knew that they were going against overwhelming odds but that at a line was nothing short of liberty so when the siege actually happened for thirteen days they hold out and a couple of things take place they kill so many Mexicans so many leaks and ana soldiers and they're able to lay the fight so long he gives Houston's army a chance to train get away and they know will we're taking on the elite forces of Santa Ana because Travis in company killed a lot of perfectly said I mean that's really the key is what's happening is stalling at the Alamo the big called the golden hope is that reinforcements are coming but at the reinforcements don't come we have to take our mid as many of Santa Anna's troops as possible and we're talking about the Mexican troops there they were in perfect uniform perfect you know they were very well equipped army and so they just we first thirteen days the siege took place in every day they're hoping reinforcements would calm but every day more and more Mexicans died the big bore reason for Mexican death at the Alamo which the cannons inside the mission because they would stop them with for shoes in nails and Natalie anything making anything they can get to use as a shrapnel kind of thing where would just stay in any devastated the Mexican troops on some of the first rounds when they when those kind of cannon fires occurred all but of course the last the sneak night attack comes well and everybody realizes wants some Mexicans get over the Alamo well walls it it it breaches and it's going to be on a very dark and and jury night where nobody thinks they're going to be able to survive so that's what was at stake but militarily if your commander how do you fight it especially with people with limited experience with weapons that's the question I put the general Stanley McChrystal as you re created the battle like only he can I want to reconstruct the battle as it took place as you started as you know it so you have a lot of two brave commanders Jim James will each employee and you have William Travis.
"thousands troops" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Thought you make a big example out of the Alamo if you want to rise up against Mexico this is what will happen to you utter carnage to the surprise of many the Texas Army although outnumbered and pretty much on organized would take over the Alamo mission unbelievable right but bad news was coming up north general Santa Anna in two thousand troops he wanted to stop by this revolution before it could take group and its first stop the Alamo we pick up the fight when we come back this is Sam Houston and the Texas fight for freedom now see such security triple team traffic a couple slow spots on only for right now delays heading east bound for muscle parkway to state road five thirty five more times than I four eastbound approaching the four twenty nine other expressways currently crash free turnpike moving at the speed both ways northbound and southbound any surface three crash to watch out for Orlando Avenue and magnolia road Mr for sponsored by Orlando health for minor health emergencies Orlando health let you choose your E. R. time online so you can win in the comfort of home just go to Orlando health dot com slash E. R. which traffic reports every six minutes in the morning we're helping you get to work on time I'm Greg Clarkin use ninety six point five W. TVO now the three things you need to three all this morning Amazon is going to announce today they're going to build a distribution center in Deltona.
"thousands troops" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Path so this was like we're gonna drive on the base why I wonder what do diplomatically speaking was behind keeping this quiet we're getting rid of them probably sell now I think the trade deals about to get getting signed of the of the preliminary one yeah the episode in September which neither Washington nor Beijing made public has intensified concerns with in the trump administration that China is expanding its spying efforts in the United States just as the two nations are locked in that global strategic and economic rival we we're we're right like we we've been taught that we all assume that right there spying as hard as they can twenty four seven US is getting ready to withdraw another four thousand troops from Afghanistan that's according to a report by voice of America are they said officials in Afghanistan have confirmed the trump administration's plans to announce the drawdown as early as next week I would at last check there approximately thirteen thousand troops in the country yeah the we've got a clip full play later about how little in attention CNN gave the big Washington post Afghanistan story last week all impeachment all the time no time for being lied to about wars that pathetic get a new study finds people using cigarettes are more likely than tobacco users to develop lung disease researchers at university of California San Francisco found that vapers have a thirty three percent higher risk of developing lung disease wow that's interesting they say their three year study also showed Peiping is a risk factor for pulmonary disease as well she was making a come and go very quickly many came on the scene I wanted and I want to just going to go away I wonder if the same long diseases are is our yeah I don't know as the bronchitis emphysema.
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"Podcast this is morning edition from NPR news I'm Rachel Martin I'm Steve Inskeep for people following the news thanksgiving was a relatively quiet holiday for a moment anyway events in the world did not seem to be moving quite so swiftly as they have in recent years in the course of the day we learned of a possible reason why the world's number one generator of news had briefly gone dark for security reasons while visiting U. S. troops in Afghanistan once his presence once known in Afghanistan president trump did make news he declared that peace talks with Afghanistan's Taliban militants are back on the Taliban wants to make a deal and we're meeting with them and we're saying it has to be a ceasefire they wanted to cease fire but now they do want to do a ceasefire the U. S. negotiated with the Taliban before only to have the president call off the talks a few months ago NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman is covering this story Tom happy holiday to you good morning happy holidays to you now we're obliged to note that the president says a lot of things are happening when they're not actually happening not a statement against him just a reality often says things that aren't true he just said their peace talks are these peace talks real well we don't know yet what we do know is the American envoy to the peace talks I'll make a little side has been traveling around the region meeting with Pakistani officials the Taliban meanwhile who'd been to China talking with Chinese officials so we we know there's a lot of preliminary stuff going on behind the scenes but as far as formal talks in Doha Qatar week get have no sense at this point whether they started at all what's your Steve is after the president made those remarks his press secretary told reporters this trip is all about meeting troops in not about the peace process her well let's talk about what these peace talks would be if something real informal does emerge because there was a separate before they didn't engage in talks all make oils on was deeply involved in that and they did have some kind of possible outline agreement but it seemed to be really narrow wasn't even really a peace deal so what what they talk about this time well as we all know anybody that covers is stuff Stephen you and I met in Afghanistan sixteen years ago we've been following this a long time the Americans want the Taliban to renounce it any support for terrorist organizations principally al Qaeda they want a ceasefire and they also want the Taliban to talk directly with the Afghan government but the Taliban see the Afghan government is is mere puppets of the American so there's a stumbling block right there the American so wanted to keep some troops in Afghanistan to go after ISIS and maybe all kind of remnants of the Taliban though want all U. S. troops out so the question one of the big questions is can there be a compromise in that point alone well that's an interesting point because president trump also wants US troops out of Afghanistan or at least some of them and in fact during this visit talked about bringing some troops home whether there's a peace agreement or not is that gonna happen well it it will happen they've already reduced a couple of thousand troops in Afghanistan to roughly now thirteen thousand American troops but in the Pentagon has said it plans to cut the number of troops down to eighty six hundred in that again that has begun but here's the thing Steve military leaders say they can still do all they need to do with that lower number that eighty six hundred American troops in that includes training Afghan forces in also going on missions with Afghan commandos to target the Taliban as well as ISIS fighters that use a small number of the American troops there but really the special operators the green berets in particular you know the president made another interesting remark you said the United States military does not play for ties they don't want to tie game they play to win and that's certainly the way that you would like to think of the United States military but they've been in Afghanistan for more than eighteen years now what this victory look like to the US military weld US military leaders have said for years there is no military solution here there has to be a political solution so I think a victory would be for the Americans for the Taliban to talk with the Afghan government to reach some sort of a political solution and again for the U. S. to maintain some small level of of troop presence there again to prevent Afghanistan from becoming once again a haven for terrorists that would be victory so victory would be a more stable situation than that exist now I mean that's that's so we have to define absolutely a more stable situation and again a small number of troops to prevent any terrorist groups from coming back to Afghanistan Tom thanks very much for the inside really appreciate it welcome Steve that's NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman at least one in seven mothers suffer from post partum depression left untreated this can have serious consequences for both moms and babies the burden on women of color is especially heavy they are three times more likely to experience post partum depression and are also less likely to get treatment for it Nina Feldman at member station W. H. Y. Y. in Philadelphia has our story said Tino Adams is a talkative and precocious two year old brelo right yes rain he's at home saying with his mom Stephanie lease on their living room floor in Philadelphia St Chino is Lee's second son and he was a surprise at thirty seven she thought she was done raising kids I got busy I was out it's like almost a couple extra like our roof bank I got my groove back even when she found out she was pregnant we thought she could keep her momentum going I thought I was gonna be able to work out to mine I use mine and work up into my night like I'll be in labor at work about five months into her pregnancy we had a procedure to prevent her from going into an unsafe early labor it forced her to stay on bed rest it was so rough like I was a math like I was crying in Lee was stressed she was worried about money and didn't feel like her friends or family understood what she was going through the depression continued after Santana was born to but we felt embarrassed to ask for help the black community don't know post partum it's like a look at it like you have to be strong girl like my daughter went to have five six seven babies and they all about two three years apart like you only got one is this expectation or not if a women of color there like we have to be like the super hero strong there were not allowed to be vulnerable I'm not allowed to have both born because I'm black under reporting of post partum depression and the fear of being judged is pretty common for lots of women but twenty seven year old Arial Dickey says that as a black woman she had another concern.
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"Good on a promise to reduce the thirteen thousand troops currently stationed there to about eighty six hundred the president now returning to the U. S. but holiday weekend travel could be a challenge for many others as winter weather moves east across the plains more than fifty thousand people don't know when they'll be able to return to their homes on the Texas Gulf coast still under evacuation orders as a fire burns at a chemical plant habit after a pair of explosions at that plant Wednesday you're listening to ABC news with this and I heart radio station news ninety three point one KFBK California Transportation Authority say two of four eastbound lanes on the ten freeway in Redlands are closed after a drain collapsed creating a massive hole on the highway Caltrans says that all lanes could be closed if it continues a roading a public hearing will be held the middle of December to request that the California air resources board raise the proposed number of zero mission trucks by twenty thirty from around four percent to fifteen seventy percent of cancer causing airborne toxins are related to diesel exhaust from trucks in with the expansion of the delivery economy communities near ports and warehouses are being labeled as diesel death zones despite worries over a shortened to retail season because Black Friday came as late as it possibly can this year the national retail federation still forecast better sales from what they called a disappointing twenty eighteen they project holiday sales will rise around four percent double what last year was that your news I'm Zachary Barnes okay traffic center the California highway patrol is out in force of a thanksgiving weekend in maximum enforcement period began at six PM Wednesday evening and continues through midnight Sunday during that period of time all available officers will be deployed a patrol operations during the maximum enforcement period CHP officers we actively looking for unsafe driving practices including impaired or distracted driving unsafe speed in vehicle occupants who failed to buckle up last year saw an improvement over the previous year as far as the why arrests arresting nine hundred thirty one people statewide fifty nine people died in crashes on roads and highways statewide traffic every ten minutes mornings and afternoons news ninety three point one K. F. B. K. for will be a cold night tonight with some clouds lows tonight thirty one to thirty five for tomorrow sunshine a patchy clouds of cool afternoon highs fifty one to fifty five increasing clouds tomorrow night thing cloudy for Saturday with some rain in the afternoon highs forty nine fifty three AM accu weather meteorologist Danielle middle news ninety three point one K. F. B. K. there is a solution for your ears broadcast and digital commercials season one very special pricing if you Mar helpers are standing by at eight four four to help you packages that's right we're here to help eight four four by radio call now all your marketing holiday season mortgage rates continue to tank by the fifteen year rates have dropped proportionately even more this is a great opportunity to pay off your mortgage twice as fast more likely just a few hundred dollars more than your current payment Tom Sullivan for my friends at Sierra view financial make the five minute call to see just how much you you may benefit from these new super low fifteen year rates fell quickly tell you if it makes sense for your situation if it doesn't they'll tell you that as well I completely trust these guys and so you can too that turns you can purchase with zero down payment one hundred percent financing literally zero out of pocket no call center just reliable trustworthy advice from an experienced local expert call Sierra view financial today nine one six nine eight nine sixty to twenty two nine eight nine sixty to twenty two or start the process at Sierra view financial dot com was a real estate broker license numbers are one two seven five four four nine analyst over two eight zero four zero four equal housing lender talking to veterans about the real issues they're dealing with can be awkward and uncomfortable but when their behavior changes it's time to act because if we don't our families and relationships will suffer listen to the veterans in your life and show you care it matters when you recognize a veteran is in crisis call one eight hundred two seven three eight two five five and press one China online at veterans crisis line dot net or text eight three eight two five five news ninety three point one K. F. B. K. from the heartland of America and the gateway to the west good morning good evening where ever you may be across the nation around the world I'm George nori welcome to coast to coast AM later tonight when did you by the way happy thanksgiving to all of you and thank you for joining us tonight.
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"A pause in the fighting negotiated by vice president Mike pence and secretary of state might bomb pale it's in a tenuous state this morning our foreign correspondent James long and spoke to a Kurdish commander who contradicted trump's claim that the Kurds are happy with his decision I would like to tell Mr trump the Kurds are not happy for us the American troop withdrawal was like a knife in the back of the Kurdish people the agreement will not stop the genocide of the Kurdish people I would like to say to Mr trump you must solve this with Turkey and we're joined now by the secretary state Mike Pompeii thank you for joining us this morning secretary Pompeii and let me begin with what we just heard from that Kurdish commander says the Kurds are not happy this is a betrayal that she fears will lead to genocide Georgia we need to go back to where this all began for the trump administration it began with a situations here where the previous president had drawn a red line and fail to enforce it it began with a four million people in internally displaced or even as many as six million people half a million people killed this ministration came in when isis was on the rise you remember towards their work people in cages has been cut off this ministration came in and work seriously alongside the STF forces and our eat allies as well how to build a counter ISIS coalition to take down the caliphate and now the president believes we've accomplished a significant part of our mission he wants our folks to come home and we're beginning to work on that this week vice president I traveled to conquer after Turkey made its decision against the president's desire to make an incursion into Syria and we put out a joint statement which we think will supremely save lives it's worked so far there's much work to be done to continue to implement but we're optimistic I got a report within the last half hour from my senior leaders to indicate that there's relatively little fighting a little sporadic small arms fire a mortar or two but we got wounded out of a town called Ross on last night and we're hoping that the STF forces will move out of those towns in this ceasefire that the Turkish leaders and to the STF leaders agreed to while we're on the ground and I agree and the question is the question will be how far they have to remove it as you know those those feelings of betrayal as stated by the Kurdish commander right there are echoed by many of the president's allies in Congress you saw Mitch McConnell the Republican leader saying withdrawing from Syria is a grave mistake he calls it a strategic nightmare Lindsey Graham has raised concerns as well as was senator Marco Rubio on the Senate floor listen we got this two thousand troops working with the Kurds.
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"Just fall into the trap of thinking this is a US versus around with everybody else. Separate on the sidelines. This is something where other countries in the region, as well as countries around the world are highly engaged in highly concerned, and we're prospects for diplomatic solutions, Prather than military solutions. Really, do this John Nichols national affairs. Correspondent for the nation magazine. Just yesterday house of representatives voted to repeal Congress's authorization for the use of military force, a measure passed in the wake of the September eleventh, attacks giving the president of blank, check to wage war without Congress's approval, a resolution that presidents of us to invade Afghanistan and Iraq into conduct military operations against and in and number of other countries as well. It's that resolution that Trump would rely on to conduct military action against Iran. East Bay congresswoman Barbara Lee has been trying to repeal the authorization since it was passed nearly twenty years ago. And with house approval yesterday she's halfway there. KPFA news director, I lean alpha dairy spoke to the congresswoman as news of the esscalation in the Persian Gulf broke today. Congresswoman Barbara Lee. What is your reaction to Iran's shoot down of the US surveillance drone and Trump's tweeted warning that Iran made a very big mistake, Thirdly, what my concern is that sending thousand troops into the region is, is provocative act, that Secondly mistakes could have give us a drumbeat? We were hearing that could lead to war, so any action like this is just another, you know, step in that direction, we're not sure not clear, yet what the circumstances are. So we're waiting to get all of the facts. What do you hope the AM f the authorization for the use of military force repeal will accomplish? Well immediately. I hope it will send a signal to this White House that the use of force is unacceptable without coming to congress. And so this is immediate. It's necessary. Now, it was passed in the house Bill yesterday, of course, it hasn't passed the Senate find it, but I think this is a major. I it's historic. I mean, if you remember this resolution was passed. Three days after the terrible events of nine eleven and sixty word author, they ship that was so grat vote for that. I ended up voting against it, and I've worked day and night, and to take the books to be repealed because otherwise any administration of the last three administrations have used it as a justification to use for. Point that I wanna make is that the research service a declassified record this was actually a couple ago and at that point, it had been used at declassified report, forty one time eighteen to country. I mean your time by him and you talking about you're talking about Libya, you're talking about Syria. None of these actions. Had any thing to do with nine eleven and sixty word authorization. That was unfortunately passed after nine eleven. While we have a lot of ways to go it sends a strong signal that congress is reclaiming our constitutional authority to debate and vote on that. In testimony yesterday to a house committee, the US special on void to Iran Brian hook refused to say into repeated questioning whether he recognizes that congress has the authority to declare war, and not the president, assume you find that troubling very troubling. Reinsert art congressional party. Every step of the way. He's bay. Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Russian President Vladimir Putin is warning the US against using force on Iran saying, you would have catastrophic consequences. He says it would trigger an escalating hostilities with unpredictable. Results Putin noted, Iran has abided by the terms of a nuclear deal, despite US withdrawal. And he considers US sanctions against Iran unfounded thing to the evening news on KPFA Berkeley, KPFK Los Angeles KFC has now online KPFA dot or the Senate today voted to block the Trump administration from selling arms to Saudi Arabia launching a new challenge to President Trump's alliance with the country amid rising tensions in the Middle East Trump has promised veto, the measures, the White House said, stopping the sales would send a message that the US is abandoning its partners and allies at the very moment when threats to them are increasing all the resolutions of disapproval this. Approval are likely to pass the house supporters fell well short of veto proof margin to the resolutions passed with fifty three votes while another group was approved narrowly with fifty one votes, overturning a presidential veto requires a two-thirds majority. And both the house and the Senate overall their word twenty two resolutions one for each of the individual sales. But most of the resolutions were considered as a package to avoid tying up the Senate with lengthy debates over each of them seven Republicans broke with Trump to reject at least some of the arms, deals, senators, Susan Collins of Maine, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. Mike Lee of Utah, Jerry Moran of Kansas. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, rand Paul of Kentucky and Todd young of Indiana. The move to block the sale was launched earlier this month by Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey. He's the top democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations. Committee, the administration's argument that this is an emergency meriting pushing through a billion dollars worth of sales to Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab. Emirates simply does not pass muster. We've heard that these weapons are weapons. But when they are used to precisely targets civilians, how can we possibly continue to sell them? These are components of bombs that we know have killed thousands of civilians in Yemen patients in hospitals children on school buses. Staunch Trump ally. Senator Lindsey Graham, South Carolina voted against the president on this one grand side. The Saudi murder of journalist Jamal, kashogi and Saudi Arabia's brutal war in Yemen, if you at the way, you're acting there is no space for strategic relationship. There's no amount of oil, you can produce that will get me and others to give you pass on chopping. Somebody up in a consulate and did NBS do it. Yes. NBS is crown prince Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia. Washington Post columnist Jamal kashogi was murdered in the Saudi consulate in stem, Bill Turkey, a United Nations, investigator said yesterday, the Saudi kingdom was responsible for his murder and called for a probe which could determine whether crown pins, soman ordered it as is widely believed Kentucky Republican rand Paul also voted against Trump. And for the resolution to block Trump's arm sales to the Saudis. Maybe we need to take a break from the arms race in the Middle East. I don't think that you can make practical or reasonable argument that there's been more.
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"She accused President Trump and gauging the cover up. Would you believe that it's important for to follow the facts we believe that no one is above the law. The president signaling. He won't move forward with infrastructure reform while Democrats continue to investigate in Washington, Rachel Sutherland, Fox News, now, the courts dealing another blow to the president's desire to keep his financial records secret a judge in New York rolling Deutsche Bank in capital. One must turn turn over their records to congress, both banks had been sued by the Trump family and businesses to stop that from happening appeals are expected, and New York state officials voting today to allow congress to see his state tax returns, three committees in congress will be able to do, so once that Bill is signed into law, New York's governor is expected to do so the Pentagon seems poised to send ten thousand more troops to the Middle East. The meeting is set for tomorrow morning and would reportedly lay out a scenario for ten thousand soldiers to head to the volatile region to among other missions. Guard against Ronnie in threats officials say no final decisions have been made. They added would be the White House's choice to send ten thousand troops or some fraction of that, while congressional Republicans say they believe the president doesn't want a war with Iran. President Trump tweeted this past Sunday that picking a fight with the US would mean Iran's official end, Grenell Scott, Fox News. Severe weather is still a threat and Oklahoma. We take it seriously and keep keep tune into the radio the television as we monitor the situation throughout the night. Oklahoma. Governor Kevin stint, more flooding expected bad weather.
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"Lies marvel at everything performance do only at the circus and the ringmaster Andy Field is about the elevator blood pressure. I think all I'm. I'm trying to try to keep it lows Basel here. You know, don't don't get angry don't get angry because it's health. Nothing particularly outrageous emanating from the from the White House today, you know, other than claims a fake news in. Here's the Washington Post and more fake news or writing stories that there is infighting with respect to my strong policy in the Middle East. There is no infighting whatsoever. Different opinions expressed I made a decisive final decision of simple process, all sides views and policies are covered. I'm sure Iran will wanna talk soon that is off the Twitter from Donald Trump just a few minutes ago. Well, man what a gamble. Iran wants talk soon. China wants to talk soon, our European allies wanna talk soon, but it's funny the one he really looks forward to is that Putin wants to talk soon in Japan. So I the New York Times article he's talking about is that the US allies are calling Bs on this whole Iranian thing. They're essentially that's what they're doing. Because they're they're they're saying. That the president's pulling away the dog. Yeah. For people who don't remember the movie, and it was that from the seventies or eighties with Dustin Hoffman, basic nineties. Now was it wasn't. Wag the dog was a movie about a bunch of public relations folks at wanted to get some political thing done and in order to get it done. They had to create enough fear and turmoil to get people to say, hey, you gotta get something done. Even though there really wasn't any there there. And so that's why they're saying the president's doing this here to basically create more fear to stir up more anger about Iran when Iran may in fact, be doing nothing and not threatening people certainly the folks in Baghdad the government. There says there's no reason to evacuate US personnel there anymore than normally because of regular problems there and then the British military. That's also they're saying we're not seeing any threats. We don't know what you're talking about. Mr President nineteen ninety seven was the year, Dustin, Dustin Hoffman, and Robert deniro. Yeah. That was okay. Still a long time ago. It doesn't seem like longtime ago, but I'll tell you what. I bet you've use of gone up on Netflix or wherever it's it's harbored right now. But the US allies are very skeptical about this whole thing. And and we hear about one hundred and twenty thousand troops going there. And the president said that now that's that's fake news to and then we hear yet was discussed as one of the alternatives if Iran. Yeah, the prison said they say, the the most stunning thing he said was that's fake news. When asked you got to think about seven hundred twenty thousand troops to the Middle East, literally the next slimy says, but I could do it. So it's not fake news. If he said I could. And then he said, I would send a lot more troops of that was necessary. I, you know, there's a lot of skepticism on on virtually everything the president says related to foreign policy because he changes his mind quite often. And it turns out when he says something isn't true that we find that. In fact, it is true. There was skepticism when the president said Yuriko that Kim juggling has promised him. He's going to denuclearize no more missile tests. Everything's great. He's my best buddy. It's a bromance now year later all that seems to fall apart. Well, it's like the circus act. We have the plates spinning right? You've got five of them going. And you you just hope that he can keep them spinning and see it through to the end of the act. The US claims though that there were specific credible. There was specific credible Intel that set us on. This course, of course, they're not going to share that with anybody. But the allies they're not seeing it that way. Well, secretary of state Mike Pompeo said last night the administration received intelligence related to quote, Iranian activity that put American facilities and service personnel at substantial risk other. American officials say the same the same intelligence points potential attacks by Shiite Arab militias tied to Iran against American troops in Iraq or Syria. And of course, the Iraqi officials are saying you're skeptical of the British deputy commander in the American led coalition fighting the ice Islam Stater ISIS there. I what's really interesting here is that the president constantly attacks his own intelligence agency, saying they don't know what you're talking about. And he was done that for the better part of two years when it comes to the Russian hacking the election well by I don't believe them. I trust them. I don't think they're right. It's partisan steep state. And yet when they tell him something he wants to hear which is here's some bad stuff. Iran's doing. Doing and this will get people behind you. Suddenly he believes his intelligence agencies and the embassy in Iraq is being in in Tehran being evacuated by US personnel. Although the New York Times reporting, you know, same same paper as reported the the earlier of mentions about allies being skeptical. If you ask people on the streets of Baghdad they think that a US Iranian conflict would be highly unlikely. So. Is unlikely. But both sides are saying it's unlikely not the president. But I Mike Pompeo in in Russia. The other day said we do not want a war. We don't expect a war with Iran, and the flip side of that the Ayatollah the top by the supreme leader in Iran said exactly the same thing the US wants to create a problem with us in the rest of the world. But we don't want war with anyone. But at the same time, they said they can't trust.
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"Eye Radio all across America, eight six six ninety redeye he is Eric Harley and I'm Gary McNamara. Welcome and good morning. Thank you so much for being here. This morning. Right now. This is really weird. What's that? So the story was up there. When I woke up sold this when I woke up was probably about nine thirty. So the story had already been out there and the White House not the White House, but you had the Pentagon refuted and still the story remains. It's the Wall Street Journal story US military now preparing to leave as many as a thousand troops in Syria. Right. Some reading this. This was updated at ten fifty nine PM. I go to CNN, and it's like, no. You've got the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff issued a statement saying it was factually incorrect, but this is updated at ten fifty nine PM, and the CNN story is they've Pentagon instead said, it's not true. Won't inside of the Wall Street Journal story. After the Wall Street Journal story appeared online Sunday evening. General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff issued a statement saying it was factually incorrect to say the military was developing plans to keep nearly one thousand troops in Syria. We continue to implement the president's direction to drought on US forces to a residual presence. Mr. Trump also initially embraced the idea of shifting some US forces that go right into the article again. Well, okay. This is my concern as of late of of the updating the article without changing it we got into remember the other night. We got into an updated version of a story of the hill. But there were a couple of paragraphs that they didn't change when they updated a couple of facts. And if. If you issue the correction, or if you update the story to include the statement. By the parliament of defense or anybody in any story, you're if you're updating that then key elements in that story should change. Or should the story. Go on hold for a while. It's still there. I just checked now. So it's US military now, parental leave as many as a thousand troops in Syria. New estimate half of the current presence comes three months after President Trump's sought complete withdrawal proposal would allow continuing partnership with Curtis forces and defy Turkey. So, but but they, but they put what the. Again. So the same thing is in here. That. You know that ever the Wall Street Journal story appeared online the same thing. And then just continue with the story is if without stating our sources, we still believe right? I would expect that right? Yes. Joins us with staff says there's no plans to do it. There are no plans to do it unless that would be the response because if you're going up the story the story should be the response by the organization in this case, the Wall Street Journal asked why you continue this story forward after the after that happened we stand by our sources to say that this is actually is actually the plan. I don't know how you only time can prove or disprove and a case like this, right? Because last we heard on this story was it's going to be anywhere from depending on who you what story you were reading two and four hundred troops left in Syria. Yeah. I just want an explanation in the story. Do you believe your sources that? Right. We believe our sources are credible boom of of of a right, which would be their response to the official state say, you know, they said this. However, we stand by our sources. And but that's the concern with updating stories like this is that you often don't get a. Repositioning of the story, which is fine. I I don't expect the Wall Street Journal or any of them if they're if there's a response to it, and they want to include that response ended update then you should explain where your position is at that point. They saw that response. Just part of the process. It leaves the reader confused. Yes. Well, because this -scribed reader. Yes. You and I both pay for the Wall Street Journal. Right. So the. The case of the hill last week. They clearly updated the story, and they didn't clarify. This is the other thing if you update story online, please clarify as to why you updated what you included or omitted in the update, right? Because there were two paragraphs back. The back from the hill that contradicted each other in the same story. And clearly they had updated the story at some point. But forgot to change the facts. Now, it is a story because remember the president wanted to pull troops out than it was going to be two hundred and it was up to four hundred. And we said, okay, he's the Pentagon's telling them things, and then they go up to one thousand here, which is a story. So you write the story, and it's still there. I'm looking at right now, it's still the headline US military, not preparing to leave as many as a thousand troops in Syria. But the Pentagon says that's not the the head of the joint staff said that is not the plan, right? So do you believe your sources is that what you're telling us? I explained it to me, right. All at once the information. Well, and and that would be, you know, say that that we stand bars sources. And put that at the end of the the update from the Pentagon. And that's why I looked at the end of the story to see if that was in there somewhere, we stand by our sources, and I don't. See it in there. No, I'm checking like for the third time. So all right. There you go. That's all I just was Monday. Make sure wasn't going insane. Well, because we trust the the Wall Street Journal not that they can't get it wrong. But they usually don't, but let us know that you you're standing by the sources, right? We've also talked about in the past how even the most credible journalists or news organizations can get burned. I was looking I think it was I forgot where I was looking at the an update of the whole Bret Baier story from remember from a year and a half ago. When he stayed when he stated that right before the election that Hillary as sources, tell them Hillary might be indicted, and we said man, you better be doing and a half years ago, two and a half times fine. Thank you. See I got that story wrong. It's great to have an instant fact check. Yes. My sources say that I was wrong. We have an update and. And we said he better be right because that's a big burn. If you're wrong, and he was wrong. Yeah. As reading somewhere, he never explained why. Nobody ever knows why he got that wrong. And it's it's important. I don't I would on the next or at least you don't have to do it on on the next show. But eventually it's going to be very clear that you were wrong at some point you need to say, we trusted these sources. And and obviously it was. Not good information. Because those were big sources that burned him. Yes. Big time. Which is why we didn't trust it because it sounded too good to be true, which it was. That she was going to be indicted that this was days before and it was a source story. And we said he better be right on this. Because this is one you can't be wrong. Yes. Wonderful. That source story was an agent named Peter Struck. I wonder if the stores. Two and a half years ago when we have no idea. I mean, if you shave so call me was the source Ford's, no. Let me ask you this. This is I'd never experienced in the media. And and when I was a station manager, right? A great investigative department. And we used sources what happens if a source purposely burns, you can you out them at that point. It's probably best not to because you're likely not going to get a source. If you outsource for any reason, you're likely not going to get any sources to trust. You even one that lies to you. Yep. I mean, you you burn them in a different way. You don't use them? But but go back two and a half years what Lisa page or Peter Struck at that time. Have been a trusted source at Fox News. Yes. Of course, they would director combing. Yes, they would. Right. But if they did that and it wasn't true. When they were that high up where you would use them. We're not saying there, the sources were saying hypothetically to make a point you would know they only did that to burn you. They only did that to destroy Fox News. They couldn't have gotten that wrong. Whoever his sources were had to be high enough where they purposely attempted debate on him big time. Okay. So here's my question. Now that we know what Lisa page. Yes to fight you could it have actually been accurate, and then changed. Could they have been looking to invite her? Now, here's the problem with that theory is that look how far it would have to go 'cause it was going to be she okay story was she was in. She was going to be indicted within the next few days. Well, if you're that close to an indictment than it's already been decided between Loretta Lynch or just say, Sally Yates and the direct well because the whole other story was prior to July fifth Burma that was a story where the debate was going on that the Justice department did not want to indict right. And that's why Komi came out now. Austin mom, we're talking months after. Was there? Still push inside. Some remember it was based on new information. Right. Where where there are some in the FBI that were talking indictment at that point. And the Justice department again for some reason clamp down on Colmey. And we don't know the details on that. Hey, nobody's telling you the truth. We sit here on talk radio, and we can speculate. Well, the reason we can do that is because we know according to Lisa page and have did you hear anybody over the weekend? Discounting what she testified you nobody not as. Me as anybody come out. Now, not I haven't told me discount. What Lisa page testified to last summer. And you would think that that would be the case it was released recently. And all the all the information that has come out from congress. We've heard nothing from Komi at all he's silent totally on. So if if all is again, accurate and true based on what her testimony what she said in her testimony. Then you you. Well, could have had a situation even that close to an election. Remember, they went back and reviewed after July fifth. They went back, and they reviewed they said, well, we've got new information we need to look at. And that's what that was based.
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"Thanks, kelli. Six twenty four. Now, the department of defense says a fresh three thousand seven hundred fifty active duty military personnel will soon deploy to the US Mexico border. That's nearly twice. Previous estimates of two thousand troops set back up customs and border protection. During the overlap. The deployment will evolve more personnel than its previously. Peak of fifty nine hundred ABC's Jim Ryan joins us now live with more in. And Jim I know critics have called this a political ploy by the White House. Another way for the president to to get more money for his border wall. Yeah. You're right there. There are people who are making that claim the president of the court says that with new caravans coming up through Mexico from Central America. He wants to have these people in place backing up customs and border protection within the next few weeks. You're right. He comes against that political backdrop, it did the midterm elections. When this whole thing began, and now, of course, with the state of the union address, the president wants to kind of keep a focus on the US southern border, the two thousand mile line between the US and Mexico. Dan. So these personnel just to clarify. They're not participating in enforcement. Correct. That's right. Yeah. Their mission hasn't changed at all Christine. It's the same as it was back in October right now, they'll be stringing about one hundred fifty miles of barbed wire along the border between the checkpoints. Yeah. They'll also be constructing new barriers at the very checkpoints themselves. So then again, they won't be standing guard along the border. They they in fact have been ordered not to interact at all with undocumented immigrants. They might come across. They're just told to report those people to customs and border protection. So is this border mission distracting troops from fighting extremists? That are overseas. Well, potentially that's another claim that to to critics have made, you know, who with the overlap that's expected when this new batch of troops arrives in south, Texas, California, New Mexico and Arizona, then and joins this troop that these these numbers, it'll just be going home. That'll be about sixty one hundred military personnel, including national guard. You look at that. And that's about half of what we have in Afghanistan right now, the United States it's about to retire than than a review us troops in Syria. Eddie Iraq, combined so. You know, you you look at the numbers of people. You can only have so many personnel deployed in so many places around the world. Yeah. That's right. Thanks, jim. The first active duty troops were sent there. I believe at the end of October. And that mission was supposed to end December.
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"The country intelligence military unit because they showed discontentment for saying what's happening in Venezuela. Eighty percent of the military family suffers from lack of funds of money to have to buy food. Fifteen percent of the population has been forced to flee the country only discontentment, but also the willingness to change situation in Venezuela. And I think that soon there will be on the side of the constitution. Yeah. We'll see they've come very hard. Adam now, more what do you think about John Bolton's yellow pad? They said five thousand troops to Colombia. I mean, this is just my this isn't based on anything other than my initial impression when I saw it. I think it's a message to majora that we are willing to commit ourselves militarily if indeed it comes to that. And it's interesting also to note that there are reports today that a Russian plane landed in Venezuela taking out an enormous amount of gold from the country, which I think is an interesting. That. Russia, obviously is concerned that money might that that gold might fall in the wrong hands. And that sends a say, no, I think that perhaps Madero is on very thin ice. Interesting. I did not know that the Russians are warned us not to do anything. They have we're going to watch Moore's McCallum at seven o'clock tonight crates Martha there's probably going to be three or four stories breaking before you actually get on the doubt by the last day of this. We'll watch you also watch me outnumbered. I'll be wearing the same outfit. Because you I get you. Always look great rights. Well, thank you. Morten? No next McCallum. Thank you. Don't go anywhere. This is the Brian Kilmeade show..
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"ABC news. Daria Albinger, execution of a search warrant in Houston ends with an exchange of gunfire and the deaths of two suspects police chief art oscillators says investigators were looking into reports of black tar heroin being sold at home merely upon reaching the door us the officers came under fire from one or two suspects inside the house. We're not sure how many of suspects fire this time. These teams were nearby when it happens helicopters came over our school, and then probably like ten cops pass by. And then see our principal running. Yeah. Police say four officers were shot. Two are in critical condition. One has left the hospital about a dozen Chinese nationals have been detained by border patrol for allegedly trying to sneak into the US on a boat in southern California. It's not all that uncommon for migrants to try to enter the US legally on what are called Pongal boats long skinny fishing boats, and they sailed for Mexico on Monday Oppong came ashore near seal beach, the occupants ran, but they were caught what was uncommon is on board. There were ten Chinese nationals had hit apparently sailed with two Mexican nationals likely from Mexico ABC's. Alec stone Chinese telecom giant wall as hazing charges in the US violating sanctions middle leading banks and stealing trade secrets as the indictment charges the alleged fraudulent financial schemes used by wa way, and it's chief financial officer. We're not just illegal, but detriment to the security of the United States homeland security secretary Houston. Nielsen says one of the comes. Executives committed fraud by misleading banks about wall weighs business dealings in Iran. Illegal pen pad held by national security adviser, John Bolton at a White House. News conference on Venezuela contain the phrase five thousand troops to Colombia, the White House isn't elaborating and Columbia says the extent of the note isn't known, but they'll continue to dialogue with the US. You're listening to ABC news ready to create your own income. Hey, I'm Andy if you don't know me, it's probably because I'm not famous, but I did start a men's grooming company called Harry's..
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"Like, for instance, one of our producers been co home was talking to people who had one of the two big satanist organizations here in the United States. This is the church of Satan based in New York, it's run by Peter Gilmour and picking the drama and when they describe what Satan is news. And I say it actually sounds a little bit like the preemptive with constitution Satan? Islam is a philosophical position that promotes individuality, liberty, joy and self expression. See what I mean, they go on a we believe that you should seek to be the best you you can be whatever that might be. It's good to challenge yourself when you can to to do the best you can. But if you reach a comfortable level enjoy the comfort. That you select pleasures to indulge in. But rationally not to overdo anything to to bring harm to yourself or anybody else around you we tell people to be the best person they can be they don't have to reach for some perfection that they can never achieve. There's sometimes perfectly fine. Just the way. They are. That's pretty much it. Is amazing. I feel like without the satanism in there. What you just said wouldn't be out of place on like mister Rogers neighborhood. That's true. That is true satanism is a humanism of sorts. But the saying they make sense when this important fact about this church and the other big Satan organization in our country, the tempo of Satan and CEO, Massachusetts, they're both run by atheists to believe in the devil or God. The groups are kind of poking the eye of organized religion. But so much of what we think about Satan is kind of random mismatch of information, and ideas that sprung up over the last few thousand years, like even the idea that the number six six six stands for the devil says in the bible, right? Well, that's the way it's red later pegos as an expert on these books in the bible and the people who wrote them and their beliefs. She's a professor of the history of religion at Princeton. And she says six six six was not supposed to mean Satan in the bible in the book of revelation, which is the book where it appears back when it was written says to understand what six was supposed to mean, you have to understand the context in which that part of the bible was written. It's the first century Rome sent sixty thousand troops into Jerusalem to put down a Jewish uprising. They are brutal. Destroyed Jewish temple. So the Jewish prophet John who wrote the book of revelation this man is probably a refugee from the Jewish war. He knew that the horror of the Roman destruction of Israel, and that it would probably been dangerous for a Jewish prophet. Who hated Rome as much as this one did to speak about the emperor and the empire as the appear to me of evil. And so he spoke in code the book of revelation instead of saying Rome, he says the whore that sits on seven hills. But what he means is that's Rome. Of course, you know, this because you have coins in which you see the goddess Roma sitting on seven hills. So everybody would get it. But he's not doing it openly. He's doing it through the disguised language of prophetic metaphor that any literate Jew would get and Romans would not he describes a seven headed beast. The Pagel says might be a reference to the first seven Roman emperors and another beast that he refers to with the number six six that is actually. Where six shows up in the book of revelation each letter in the Hebrew alphabet corresponds to a number. And depending on how you do the numbering can spell different words. So a six six inches. Whoever has wisdom should will understand what the number means. So the second beast who has a human number as the author says it's probably a hidden version of the name of the head of the Roman empire. It's usually thought by historians to be a version of the imperial name of Nero who even Romans thought was the pit me of the worst. You could get it's like talking about Hitler. You're talking about the worst of the worst in Roman emperors or it could be the name of the emperor Domitian the emperor at the time. John was writing the book of revelation..
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"Eleven to two sushi are backstage have ATI grill rock and roll sushi. Rock out with your chopsticks out, real honest opinion. President Trump last night while sweeter than we're starting the long overdue troop withdrawal from Syria will attack again from a nearby base if ISIS reforms he also warned Turkey of economic devastation if that country attacks the Kurds calling for twenty miles safe zone, and the president added he does not want the Kurds who've been our allies in Syria to provoke Turkey secretary of state Pompeo heads to Oman next after a visit to Saudi Arabia continuing his Mideast tour securing America on CBS face the nation Sunday Pompeii, oh said the draw down of US troops from Syria is underway. But America isn't backing away from Iran's terror threat, and those are all real missions, the tactical change we've made the withdrawal of those two thousand troops is just that a tactical change mission remains the same Pompeo also said as part of his trip in Saudi Arabia he'll discuss their alliance. But the death of a journalist will not be ignored the murder of Jamal. Khashoggi was outrageous. And we'll hold those. Responsible accountable, but Pompeo says the benefits of the Saudi partnership will also be discussed in his meetings. Grenell, Scott, Fox News. A off is brewing. On Wall Street. Dow futures down more than two hundred points overseas markets are also falling gas prices continue. What's been a long decline down another twelve cents the past three weeks, and it's been a crash of sixty six cents per gallon over the past fourteen weeks analyst trilby Lundberg survey of stations nationwide was regular gas at two thirty one a gallon. Triple A's average is less at two twenty four. It's down to the final four the NFL playoffs. Gross..
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"It's happening ten thousand troops are descended on New York City to fight on the patriots side to fight the British all the wealthy people. They're out of town. Like, I don't need this headache and ten thousand men descend upon New York City doing what of course, ten thousand men do when their wives and girlfriends aren't there. They want to gamble. They wanna drink. They wanna go see prostitutes and George Washington is a proper Virginian gentlemen. He's horrified by this. And when you look and see how he reacts immediately. He's trying to get. Make water out of this chaos. The issues what they call general orders. And general Lord is hard the rules of the day. There aren't you know, the army isn't even built he's trying to build it midstream right there and some of his first general order say no gambling, Washington hate a gallon. Stop drinking. I'm going to the prostitutes. It is total cast. And you know, there were no United States back. Then George Washington had to build them putting his arms around all this chaos in trying to pull us together that same, you know, all these regiments finally each other trying to pull them all together. And make no mistake. It's a battle even within our own military. And in the midst of all this is the secret plot to kill George Washington. That's raging in the background. So, you know, we love to tell the story that it was so easy. We tell our kids in school that it was so easy. Now, we all came together. Oh that does nothing for what we do with our heroes. Today's we dip in granite, and we make statues of them, but we kill them when we do that. They don't become people anymore. They just become statues. And we do them a disservice because it wasn't easy back then. And if it was easy. Why study at what's all more interesting to me? Is what you said that it was hard. And that's what's something that's worth fighting for especially when it's hard. And I love that you get to see that in this book. I love the you get to see not just a secret plot against George Washington. But you get to see just how this war was one had this plot succeeded, and we'll get into more details about the nature of this plot. And and who was alternately behind it who funded in its cetera. And what the what the actual conspiracy was how intended to kill Washington, but how did succeeded is it in your estimate fair to say had it succeeded. There would have been no United States. Yeah. You know, we when you read the first conspiracy. We do spend some time trying to say what happens 'cause it begs the question, right? There's a secret plot to kill George Washington. You can't help. But ask if he does what happens to America. What happens to our? They're United States. We hit constitution to get a president. And I'll tell you my one of my theories is I think we could win because we were stubborn enough. And you know, one of the things you see that. I think is so important is that George Washington he keeps having to retreat retreat and retreat retreat. The one thing he won't do it won't give up, and I think that that most Americans back then in the war just did not want to give up. So maybe we win. But here's where I think history would change. I think George Washington's greatest legacy is not that. He's the president not that he won the war. Even his greatest legacy. Is that when the war was over what he did? Because when the war was over King, George in England, basically said the painter Benjamin west they said, he said what George Washington gonna do? Now that he's one and Benjamin west famously says to him is gonna go home. He's calling back. Mount Vernon is not thinking Paradis. Don't forget at that moment when we won George Washington could have been the king right easily been crowned the king of America been the first thing that's what we're used to. We were used to George Washington. So popular he could have been the king of America. And in that moment, he's, you know, King George says if the George Washington goes home and doesn't take power he'll be the greatest man who ever lived. And that's exactly what George Washington did. And he did it again after leaving two terms of office. It could have had a third term or they're making state as long as you wanted. But he left again, he left behind because he had faith in us as a people. Faith in us as a country. And I think that's where I see you're all of history, George Washington dies. If this plot against him works. I fear that we might have had a king because I don't think there are many men out there at the time would have walked away from all that power absolute power corrupts. Absolutely. He he understood about perhaps, you know, the need for term limits, and this is come around again. Now people like Senator Ted Cruz talking about a constitutional amendment for term limits. George Washington understood that two hundred and forty years ago. Let's just we're we're heading into a break very shortly. But I just wanted to before we get into the details. I wanted to find out how you were able to piece this together. I mean, did you go back to New York where where this plot was hatched to go through official records. Let I do wanna talk. I'm gonna let's talk about. I wanna talk about. Josh mentioned was not co-writer worked on this book with me because he helped us find the nine eleven flag at the firefighters rates around Joe's. We're gonna talk about that after the break, but.
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"I'm Mark Alewine. News ninety five five and AM seven fifty WSB. Depend on it. Brian Kilmeade, Joe we were supposed to be out of Syria many years ago. If you remember we went to Syria for some spot hits. That was five years ago, and we never left. I don't want to be in Syria getting out and we're getting apps smart, and we're winning winning. Getting out tomorrow. Soldiers out, and they will be pulled back in Syria. We're getting out of Syria, and that is the president moderating. What he was saying earlier, which was we get now right away which had everybody panicked. We immediately started losing some ground. And the Kurds started losing some ground in Syria, and thankfully, Senator Lindsey Graham and others have gone to the president show in the wisdom of seeking around a little bit longer. I think two thousand people in Syria is something worthy of debate. But pulled them out all at once is not worthy of debate. It is flat out wrong and bad Admiral, James Stavridis knows all that he's got a lengthy resume which would take the whole segment to go through, but just know former military commander of NATO and currently a member of the Carlisle group and author of several bestsellers the latest one Seapower the history of geopolitics of the world's oceans, Admiral. Welcome back. Great QB. Great to be with you happy new year. Brian back, Admiral, are you a little bit relieved that the president's slowing down the pullout? I really am Brian when I had this conversation week or so ago, and I am in complete agreement with the analyst say pulling out now, it'd be a big mistake when I was supreme allied commander of NATO troops in Afghanistan. Iraq. And in Syria. The way to go about. Conflicts lonely and deliberately that is frustrating. Now, I think we've got some time and space to make better decisions. Let's continue to analyze it. But I think we're gonna find two thousand troops are good investment. All right. So the president got about six acting secretaries, including an acting secretary of defense. So he also has taken on a few generals, including General Mattis and general mcchrystal, but I wanted to cheer to I want you to hear a little bit more of what he said on Syria cut thirty seven Syria was lost long ago. Was lost long ago. And besides that, I don't want. We're talking about sand and death. That's what we're talking about. We're not talking about, you know, vast wealth. We're talking about Santa and death. We want to protect the Kurds. But I don't wanna be in Syria. Forever. It's sad. And it's death. He also went on to say embarrass him. He said, I don't like the fact that the Kurds are selling oil to the audience. I'm not sure that the Iranians need the Kurdish oil, but they do have oil fields and the president does want to dealing with that. But the Kurds do have good relations with the Iranians. But what your thought on this? I think overall the president is channeling a lot of Middle East. Fatigue legitimate and fell throughout the country. And I get that. I understand that on the other hand. Broccoli speaking. It's a critical region of the world, it's not only oil route to reach. But it's also creating route it is subsurface minerals, the ocean close through this part of the world all of that means we need to be engaged now, Brian. We don't need three hundred thousand troops there. Like we had in Iraq and Afghanistan at p. But we do need fifteen to twenty thousand total spread across the region. Here's a concept. I know the president understands leverage make a small investment, but you get allies partners and friends like the Kurds to do the fighting like the afghanis who are actually doing to fight. It's a reasonable strategy depends on allies and depends on being faithful and treated those allies. That's the second reason pulling out of Syria and abandoning Kurt would beat the wrong. Absolutely. And the other thing is as I acquainted even simpler as a civilian not a person like you who spent decades in the military, if you say we're going to pull out of that region. And you're going to support that understand that we've dropped our guard. We've dropped the intelligence the information that we need to make sure there's not another nine eleven there's another embassy attacks the Cole bombing. And that is very real. And we did drop the ball. We weren't going to be in Afghanistan. You know, we were you know, we're gonna worry about that we're out and guess what? The war came to us. There's no reason to think that a more sophisticated enemy won't do the same. Exact thing. Should we decide? We don't wanna do this anymore. That's exactly right, Brian and not applies to Afghanistan. To Syria, which could potentially become a terrorist superstate so make that relatively small investment of our troopers keeping their support them leverage with around lies. That's a good and reasonable strategy. And we also recognize praying that if we just call out who is the beneficiary in addition to our Ron it's Russia, which was wrongly into that area. And we'll begin to encroach on the oil onto the strategic courts onto the minerals in control the season. It would be a mistake. Look, the president get some things, right. I'm the first to call it when he does. But on this one. He's just wrong. The other day, he said, you know, I think I'd be pretty good General Bryan you've met being about five six on a good day. I I think I'd be a pretty good power forward in the NBA. Don't you? I think on this one. He needs to listen to his generals. I got that. I don't expect the sarcasm from you took me a second. But you know, I would say I would say a point guard. Shooting guard. Believe it or not right shooting guard. Yeah. Athletic especially to achieve would UT. Your navy seal to go through seal training. I did not gosh. I wish I would. Okay. I'm a destroyer officer. But I I was I played to score division. One NCWA athlete. Tennyson squash. That's amazing. All right. So the president also spoke about Afghanistan now, this is what I do like, and you might not like this. I I don't mind that he's being very demanding on his leader saying we've been in Afghanistan. Seventeen years he's stepping back not in the play by play of how we got here. And and he is pressing in the come up with better answers. So he went after Madison little bit about. Yeah. He went after Madison little bit saying I wasn't happy with what he did in two years net. Ghanistan he was pretty happy with me on a game seven hundred billion dollars, which Admiral shabby is take. I think on this one I'm going to score the point to General Mattis in the sense that Brian we have reduced the troops strength from one hundred and fifty thousand down to about fifteen thousand under Madison some of his predecessors we made those decline. So what General Mattis is saying is let me keep the fifteen thousand I'll use that as leverage to motivate train and equip three hundred thousand Afghans that's where all the casualties. Are. We are not losing troops in Afghanistan. But we're still holding the Taliban, and we are going to be able to bring them to the negotiating table. That's how this thing needs to aunt not with us. Simply withdrawing so in that one I'm going to score it for. But I'll tell you the president's in the right place in North Korea. He wants to have another summit he wants to move negotiations forward. He's supporting secretary state on peyot. So as all of us, he gets some right? And he gets some wrong in my humble opinion on Afghanistan. I think he's got it wrong. When he goes after the I wanna pivot there in a second. But he did talk a little bit about Afghanistan and how Russia the Soviet Union became Russia. Russia is there. Rush used to be the Soviet Union Afghanistan made it rushing because they went bankrupt fighting in Afghanistan. The problem is it was a tough fight. And literally they went bankrupt. They went into being closed Russia again as opposed to the Soviet Union. A lot of a lot of these places you're reading about now are no longer part of Russia because of Afghanistan. So he said that they had a right to go in because they were getting attacked a what was the real reason why the Soviet Union one in? They went in partially because they saw a rise of terrorism. And really they went in to attain courts in two. A pathway into Pakistan. This was part of a grand Soviet strategy that never came to fruition. I do want to take issue on one historical point with the president of the Soviet Union didn't break up because of their illegal invasion of Afghanistan. It broke up because of the staunch work of president. Reagan. I I really believe that this is where Reagan stood for the country. He built our national defense back the Soviets tried to keep up with us that in the end is what Kraft the Soviet Union. They couldn't keep up with the American economy under president. But you would you would agree with the president that that did play into Afghanistan did bleed them in every way. I think it did bleed them. I think that's a fair comment it contributed to the eventual dissolution of the Soviet Union. And I'll tell you another way that the president didn't mention, but I think it's more than the blood in the treasurer, a lack. Of allies once all of those Warsaw Pact countries saw that the Soviet Union was not a reliable ally and supporter because they had propped up the Afghan government than they just walked away. Kind of like the president is talking about walking Wayne Syria. That's Wendy Warsaw Pact countries began to say, maybe the Soviet Union is not a reliable ally. That would be a mistake for the United States to make today Warsaw Pact the counter to NATO which fell apart when the Soviet Union fell apart. So I'm gonna pivots North Korea quick to encouraging things over the weekend. I guess it was the state of the union address for China. They said some the president. She talk positively a little bit about our president and when the editorial in their state run newspaper. They talked about conflicts with the US is inevitable, but somewhat, but then these problems Asaba -able, and that we need to work together. I found that very interesting. There wasn't what you know, what a America's in a bad place, and they have. I know right at this a legal trade. There was none of that rhetoric that I that I picked up in the translation number one and number two in North Korea. You had Kim Jong UN walk down in in a suit to look a fireside chat instead of a military, unitards, whatever he wears to talk about this military conflict. It's inevitable. Exactly, I I think you called bozos. Exactly, right. Kim Jong UN is clearly trying to signal that he wants to make a deal, and I'm I'm all for and in that regard. I think that he's going to have to give up his nukes. Eventually we don't want to. We don't have to force him into a corner here. And I think China to your point Brian correctly. She's that Korea can be a point of cooperation between the United States and China. Let's face it. We need some because it's in nobody's interest for the United States and China to stumble into a new Cold War or God forbid, a hot war. You know, what I do get the sense that China really is getting scared economically. And I think that we are concerned we're concerned as well. And there's something the president can't control within that ninety days. Cut a great new new trade deal with China, and he could make history number one. He can't control the fed. He can't control many aspects of the economy. But man, if we put together. We put a revamp trade relationship with China that we can verify that would do a lot for the markets, and he's all about money. I completely agree. And I'll just add another shrimp on the Barbie. Which is to say North Korea can be part of that it can be part of a a larger bargain with China. That includes not only the trade peace, but the intellectual property peas the other irritants in the relationship, I think can be resolved over time. And I think Korea could be a very positive part of that. All right. So those other things so Dow the president United States, we know he's trying to get native to pay more. You were happy for that. He says it he likes the fact that he's fifteen percent trustworthy, fifteen percent approval rating in Europe in because he says, I'm the president of America not of Europe David Ignatius came up to this conclusion on another network. He's a foreign policy journalist that I really think knows his stuff with tremendous contacts. Cut forty. He does I put myself in the minds of French or German.