35 Burst results for "Tony Blinken"
The Insulting Incompetence of Kamala Harris
"Just touch a little bit more on this Kamala Harris situation and then we'll move on. But in a country that is so wealthy, so sophisticated with so much talent to send someone like Kamala Harris to represent us. I mean, that's how shallow the benches of our government, that's the best offer that we have. And it really kind of shows this trajectory of the west. So we go from Maggie Thatcher, we go from the iron lady to the cackling clown in just two generations. How is that possible? Well, you look and I'm just talking about female leaders here. Let alone the male leaders that were sending abroad, like Tony blinken and Pete Buttigieg, who just physically embody weakness and a tepid nature, not strength or clarity or precision. And it really kind of goes to show you have someone like Maggie Thatcher who was an honorable strong and courageous woman who led the United Kingdom in tandem with Ronald Reagan and did such a phenomenal job protecting western values in western civilization to very quickly almost like in two generations someone like Kamala Harris, who not just as unqualified, but she distinctly should be disqualified from doing this type of work. From the iron lady to the cackling clown. It's the position that the west is in. So I
Should We Establish a No-Fly Zone Over Ukraine?
"Should we establish a no fly zone over Ukraine it sounds good if all you've done is kind of play Call of Duty video games your entire life and it sounds as if you could just wave a magic wand. I had no fly zone, no planes. Well, this is now being floated by some U.S. lawmakers, Adam kinzinger being one of them. And this is now being discussed as a serious topic. So what does that mean? Well, you don't have to overthink it actually, and no fly zone. In Ukraine would mean that America, we would take ownership of the skies. And if Russia were to push that boundary, we would have to shoot down a Russian airplane, which could actually trigger something that is now being colloquially branded as World War three. Truck Todd asked Tony blinken failed rock star Secretary of State. Hey, why would you rule it out? Why not make Putin think it's possible? Play cut 16. Why rule out the no fly zone? Why not make Putin think it's possible? For everything we're doing for Ukraine, the president also has a responsibility to not get us into a direct conflict, a direct war with Russia, a nuclear power and risk a war that expands even beyond Ukraine to Europe. Now, of course, that's the right response, but these guys are the worst negotiators ever. Trump never would say that, Trump would always say you don't know what I'm going to do. I got everything at my
"tony blinken" Discussed on WTOP
"The newest developments tonight in the crisis in Ukraine President Biden announced he's imposing tough economic sanctions on Russia The move comes a day after Vladimir Putin announced he was moving what he called peacekeeping troops into two separate as regions in the Ukraine Secretary of State Tony blinken is also announced he's canceled a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov planned for this week in Geneva That's off Today's White House press briefing included new secretary Jen Psaki being asked about the prospect of a meeting between President Biden and Putin Diplomacy can't succeed unless Russia changes course And as he said it wouldn't be appropriate for him to have a meeting with his counterpart at this point in time foreign minister Lavrov and it was always intended that any engagement with president Putin would follow that So at this point that is certainly not in the plans Blinken said he'd called off a meeting because Russia's actions indicated Moscow was not serious about a diplomatic path to resolving the crisis in Ukraine WTO national security correspondent JJ green explains what blinken's move signals in the efforts to resolve this crisis It's the end of the diplomatic road really I mean they're saying essentially what a lot of people suspected was coming And that is the realization that Russia was never really serious about dealing diplomatically with the U.S. or the west And so now this is the official recognition that it's essentially done There may be some breakthroughs And of course the door isn't closed but that's what this was today and we should just call it what it was It was the end of the diplomatic effort to get Russia to leave Ukraine alone WTO national security correspondent JJ green The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a Colorado web designer who says her religious beliefs prevent her from offering wedding website designs to gay couples Lori Smith also wants to post a statement on her website about her Christian beliefs counter to a Colorado anti discrimination law Smith argues the law violates her free speech and religious rights the Supreme Court tonight says it would look only at the free speech issue Washington Post Supreme Court reporter Robert Barnes joined WTO earlier tonight The court has been particularly protective of religious beliefs and religious rights It's taken another case this term that involves a high school football coach who wants to be able to pray in the middle of the field after a game And so you know the Colorado had told the Supreme Court there was no reason to take this case And the court took it anyway So I think that those on the religious side are pretty happy about the court's move today Colorado attorney general Phil weiser says his state's laws prevent discrimination and uphold free speech The case is expected to be argued in the fall President Biden is narrowing down his choices in west wing staffers say the announcement of his first Supreme Court nominee appears imminent The Washington Post reports the president has completed interviews with at least two of the leading contenders.
Jon Finer Didn't Initially Admit Russia Was Invading Ukraine
"So now here we have the press and the administration in a semantic debate and I want to announce to you now there's more news that tanks are now moving in to Ukraine Really no surprise there but it's awful Obviously the Ukrainians provoked them Because they live and they exist But Aaron Burnett heard Bernie question is isn't this an invasion So here we have CNN which nobody watches Debating John finer who nobody listens to Is this an invasion The reason John finer couldn't just flat out say yes like we did last evening on this program is because the orders came on from down high even though they were gurgled And spittle and incoherent he read between the lines Don't use the word invasion Maybe we can pull Putin back And then later in the course of the morning the Biden White House uses the term invasion Go ahead So what president Putin has done already today is something that we are appalled by but not surprised by the entire spectacle that unfolded in Moscow was more or less predicted publicly by President Biden and some of his comments by Secretary of State Tony blinken and his comments to the UN Security Council And something we were prepared to respond to and do you already have responded to through an executive order that this administration put out tonight We have also said that we plan to take additional actions tomorrow in terms of what is actually happening on the ground in the Donbass region of Ukraine We have seen reports but we are basing our actions on what Russia actually does not the statements that Russia makes We're going to continue to assess overnight Any steps that Russia takes and we will be prepared with a significant response tomorrow Does it sound like you answered the question
"tony blinken" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"People all around the world are retooling Here in America Do you think Ford Motor Company and General Motors which have completely retooled an RV tooling their factories to build electric You think they're suddenly they'll say no electric's not the future Electric is the future for automobiles all around the world The John Kerry the former Secretary of State a most interesting gentleman and of course the U.S. special envoy for climate I did a panel Thank you Bank of America mister moynihan was secretary Kerry in Davos on climate and I was thunderstruck at how statistically well informed the senator was I'm sorry folks It's Massachusetts I still call him the senator how the senator was informed legitimately on climate whatever your beliefs in the topic Of course peer to peer conversations with David Rubenstein and it'll be most interesting as well I was thunderstruck how this guy did not mail it in on climate Is that what you observed He knows this stuff called This is the job he wanted Most people when they finish being Secretary of State never want to go back into government because any position will be less significant than the one they had He's so interested in this subject He came back in effect is a subordinate to the Secretary of State He's not subordinate but he's not as significant as a Secretary of State who used to be his deputy Tony blinken used to be the deputy John Kerry Now Tony blinken's Secretary of State and John Kerry is in the State Department but not as significant in position as he once had But he wanted to do this because he really cares about climate change David because of news flow of other topics but one more question this morning on John Kerry He's big time frustrated over where we are right now Headlines today I think water water leases going to rise two or three feet Baltimore's Camden yards is going to be flooded I mean climate change is going the wrong way right now for John Kerry We've had a lot of problems with climate change And I think people recognize that he said in this interview that it's here it's something we have to do something about But the truth is it's nothing we can do overnight That's going to change the situation It's going to take years That's why when we talk about standards we're talking about things we can do by the year 2050 There's a goal by many people to be net zero in terms of emissions by 2050 but that's going to take some time to get there Lisa the secretary secretary blinken speaking with Joe over at MSNBC no evidence of a rush of pullback Yeah and I know that John Kerry did want to talk about the climate change issues He was though a former Secretary of State and Tony blinken was his disciple which leads us to really understand perhaps some of the framework as to how they have grappled with the situation David to the degree that we've gotten some rhetoric out of Tony blinken really giving a threat that if this region of Ukraine gets recognized as independent by Russia as a game changer a necessitates a response How do you think about that in terms of gaming out the potential for an escalation or deescalation I think this is reminiscent of what George Herbert walker Bush did in the Kuwait war He got a coalition together put together very effectively by Jim baker his Secretary of State And in the end the allies were so strong that there was no chance for Saddam Hussein to prevail in Kuwait Right now the allies are so united that I don't think there's any chance that Putin can move forward and not realize there's going to be a big big problem for him So at this point my view is he's looking for a way out a graceful way out And diplomacy now should focus on two things How can we give him a graceful way out And how can we not brag about what happened We want to do what George Herbert walker Bush did after the Berlin Wall fell He didn't go over and trumpet what he'd done Right Right He was very graceful He didn't want to do the kind of things that people wanted to do because he gave a face saving way out for Gorbachev That's what you need to do here with Putin David Rubenstein my father told me they hid the newspapers from me during the Cuban missile crisis dean rusk and the team there off of the crisis had to allow khrushchev to save face What did we learn then that we can apply now While we did give him way out because we actually gave him something We gave him missiles in turkey We said we'd pull them out And we didn't really need those missiles anyway So it was a face saving way for him He also we didn't brag about it in the way that I think we have to we have to do it in the future as well We shouldn't be saying to people We just beat Putin we beat him We trumpeted We don't want to do that What you really want to do is to say look we have an agreement now It's good and both sides won That's what he needs to really do as president of the United States And I think that's what Joe Biden is doing From an executive perspective David and as the cofounder of Carlisle I wonder what your experience has been with these rising geopolitical tensions in terms of how to prepare for possible sanctions how to prepare for a shift in the regulatory landscape Well no one can really prepare completely for these kind of things because sometimes the regulatory landscape changes so quickly in the private equivalent you tend to be in a longer term investor But there's no doubt that firms like ours do have shorter term investments And we have publicly traded securities as well There's no perfect way to do it But at any time you do a long-term investment or a short term investment you now increasingly look at geopolitical risks in the United States as well as abroad And this particular risk is one that people are taking strong look at Now we not recognize that it's likely that energy prices will go up if Putin were to invade and the markets have reflected that But energy prices should come down if in fact we can come up with a peaceful resolution of this The news flow today has been dramatic And I do want to bring you this headline that The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Justice Department is pursuing a wide ranging probe of short sellers including with Carson block a prominent short seller who received a subpoena I had an F by FBI search warrant from your perspective David with your legal prowess What's your view on some of the regulatory crackdown that we're seeing right now from this administration I wouldn't use the word crackdown I would say the chairman of the SEC Gary gensler thinks there should be more disclosure of hedge fund fees and private equity fees And no doubt they'll be comments about that Something will move forward But I think it's important that everybody who invests in these kind of funds do have that does have very good information and fees should be disclosed And I don't think anybody's against that The devil is in the details but I think it can be worked out to everybody satisfaction Let me bring it back to your conversation with secretary Kerry Here's a guy who's devoted years and years of public service He now he's dealing with something that appears from all intents and intractable as well What's the carry agenda to get something done in the coming quarters and years While John Kerry is somebody who's 78 years old He's not somebody who is at the beginning of his career Why at this age does he want to go back and work on this issue It's because he really seriously cares about it and thinks he can make a difference Everybody wants to have a legacy when they're in public policy And he thinks his legacy will probably be something related to climate change if he can get some agreements here that more than we've already had I'm running out of time but what can you with all of your advantages in your firm Carlyle do to assist in water or the broader scope and scale of drought management Do you have meetings on that at Carlyle We have.
A Nation in Crisis Is Not a Nation Prepared for War
"Start with cut 67 Biden on Russia invading Ukraine saying it depends on what it does. It's one thing if it's a minor incursion cut 67. So I think what you're going to see is that Russia will be held accountable. If it invades and it depends on what it does, it's one thing if it's a minor incursion, and then we end up having to fight about what to do and not do, et cetera. So that's all of a sudden where the neoconservatives and the media began to lose their mind. Now, Biden plays the role of a neocon. He doesn't even do that well. He doesn't even do the war mongering thing well. He contradicts the own regime's narrative that they want to go to war with Russia. Now, I have my own personal opinion of kind of Joe Biden's. Let's say 45 years in D.C. that I think he deep down knows that a ground war with Russia is actually really bad for his presidency right now, and I think deep down he's wrestling with that. I think deep down Joe Biden and Jill Biden are trying to push back against the Jake Sullivan Jen Psaki, the Tony blinken and the Lloyd Austin kind of beat the drums of war that we need to kind of posture and send tomahawk missiles to some meadow in western Russia to prove how strong we are or whatever it is the national security establishment does. Now, I'm no fan of Russia. And we've gone through this in great detail. But a nation in crisis is not a nation prepared for war. I want to say that again, a nation in crisis that we are, we are not prepared nor should we be prepared. To try and deter, which comes from a Latin word push back or to reject Vladimir Putin's incursions on Ukraine.
U.S. Spat With France Shows Challenge of Keeping Allies Unified
"I want you to put on the secretary of state hat. That many believe people believed you're going to wear. Should hillary clinton have won the two thousand sixteen election. And tell me what you would do if you were sitting on the seventh floor of the state department and this submarine controversy arose. And you might want to recap it for people who didn't listen to talk about it last week. You're on the air with me when the story broke. Yeah in in very short strokes. Australia signed up for france to build diesel electric submarines which are pretty good but over the last week or so they have done a one eighty and signed up with the united states in the united kingdom to build vastly better nuclear powered submarines. The french have lost a multi billion dollar contract. Their outrage what i would have done in retrospect was spend more time speaking with our allies. The french our oldest allies the first nation who came and fought alongside us in the revolutionary war. There are very fond of pointing that out as we subsequently fought a small war with them but such was the nineteenth century at the moment there still very strong allies within nato and so this came across to them as a very bad industrial policy. But also a real stab in the back to an ally. If i were sitting in tony blinken shoes right now and tony by the way. Interestingly is a franco phonic. He speaks beautiful. French lived in france for many years. I think he is and ought to be the point. Man on trying to rebuild this at the moment quite shaky set of relationships. And it's not just france hewitt's it's also with europe. Broadly we see particularly in the wake of brexit as the united kingdom pulls out. We now see france taking a lead in germany in working toward a much more independent eu policy. That'll bleed into our efforts to stand up to china. That's why this is important. I think secretary blinken that ought to be pretty much at the top of his chat list. Right now is working with his counterparts in paris.
Antony Blinken Caught Off Guard by Hunter Biden Question During Afghanistan Hearing
"Welcome back to american i is. We were prepping for the show. Us catching literally the opening statements of the foreign affairs committee Hearing with anthony blinken on the disaster. That was enough. Ghanistan was sitting here moments ago. You tweeted me breaking story about list of lincoln's testimony which had to stop watching so we can host the show. What did tony blinken chief diplomat for the biden regime. Say rather not say john. Yeah so most of the hearing was basically talking points by the secretary. Say things we've heard from the fodio for weeks now not much drawn out in new news except for one moment congressman scott perry republican from pennsylvania. Asked him point blank. Have you been interviewed by the fbi. The first time blinken got asset question. He was completely shocked. He stumbled over his word and he said sure. I know what you're talking about. Scott very came right back and so this isn't hard since you get interviewed by the fbi. You said i'm not gonna comment on any legal. In england he said i'm not asking you to comment on the legal proceedings. I'm actually going to answer the american public. Were you in abide by the case and demerge against. Hey can i talk to you off. Line about it. A very dramatic moment. what. I can report separate and what happened. That the hearing is that both current and former. Us govern officials confirmed that the f. b. i. has approached recently approached secretary Blatant related to the andarabai investigation. And when i called the state department earlier today they said talk to the fbi about that. That's their business. So they're sort of back can't confirmation that something is going on between the fbi. The state department in your biden
Congressman Lee Zeldin Comments on the Unsurprising Lack of Diversity in the Taliban Government
"Have a mind numbing. Here is short clip from our chief. Diplomat this beta male tony blinken. Who surprised that. The taliban aren't all pride. Flags and equity cut seven play cards yesterday. The taliban named a new interim government. We're sesing the announcement but despite professing that a new government would be inclusive the announcement his names consists exclusively of individuals were members of the taliban close associates. And no win your metro intelligence professional you or any of your colleagues surprise that they weren't representatives of the lgbt community any women in the taliban regime and isn't it strange that tony blinken forgot to mention that. Four of the cabinet members are taliban terrorists. That obama released congressman well. There's a lot. There unpack in the reality. Is that this taliban terrorist group would throw a member of the lgbtq community off of a rooftop to their desks before they're going to be appointed to a cabinet and the other thing too. That really requires some serious self reflection by the secretary and others in this administration is that when the taliban and others who are america's adversaries would you would play that clip that you just played at the end of it. They would then start laughing their asses off like they can't believe that this is where the focus is at our are Important approach to foreign policy and we saw this for four years during the trump administration is that we should be understanding or are enemies. Do not respect. We only respect strength And that we have to be strong and consistent Exercising willing to exercise all of our instruments of national power military's included. But that is the last possible option. We have it on the table because we don't wanna use
Antony Blinken Calls for Taliban to Include Women in Its Government
"This sink in the mighty united states of america. The superpower of the world is counting on and relying on the terrorists in the taliban to grant permission for americans to leave as of now. The taliban are not committing the charter flights to depart. They claim that some of the passengers do not have three par documentation while there are limits to what we can do without personnel on the ground without an airport with normal security procedures in place. We are working to do everything in our power to support those flights and to get them off the ground. Of course there's a lot on the secretary of state's plate. He's very concerned. Is concerned about americans being held hostage in afghanistan by the taliban. No no no no. Here's a concern. About what china and russia will be doing now. There are reports that china is going to take over the bogra air air force base in afghanistan. That'd be great Those great optimal word about that. No no no. Is he worried about the impact of. What's he worried about. You know what antony blinken. The secretary of state's concern is a kid. You not a lack of diversity not enough women in the taliban government now. I know you think this is a comic pretending to be the secretary of state because this is beyond satire. This show crazy. I promise you this is the actual secretary of state yesterday. Tony blinken yesterday. The taliban named a new interim government. We're sesing the announcement. Despite professing that a new government would be inclusive. the announced listed names consists exclusively individuals. Were members of the taliban or their close associates and no one
"tony blinken" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Is in Qatar negotiating over the release of more U. S citizens and others from Afghanistan. For an update on the situation. Welcome now. Hagar Shamali, host of Oh, my world on YouTube. Miss Shomali earlier served as Ambassador Samantha Powers spokesperson for the U. S mission to the United Nations. And also it's a former National Security Council director for Syria and Lebanon. So hunger Thank you so much for being back with us. We have Tony Blinken. Now in Qatar. What can he accomplish there? Well, so the purpose of his goal is to focus on the immediate needs of the U. S government, which is the evacuation of remaining Americans in Afghanistan, of which there are said to be 100. That is what he said. He said that the US government is in touch with them and that four American specifically have been released since the U. S military withdrawal And the reason that's so important, even though it sounds like a small number is that the Taliban knew of their release. They knew they were travelling by land outside of Afghan Stand and they didnt impede or get in the way And so one aspect is to ensure that the U. S. Can maintain this line of communication with the Taliban to ensure the safe passage of Americans out who want to get out. But also the key here and this is going to be a really tricky point. Here is the Afghans who worked with the U. S government. They are obviously going to be targeted by the Taliban and the U. S. Is behind the number of Afghans who helped the U. S who remain in Afghanistan who weren't able to get out is unclear. And the problem is we don't have a U. S consulate anymore to vet them and work through their paperwork, especially when you have families who are Afghan but who have a family member who is an American citizen right for immediate families. So this is what Secretary Blinken has said he's working with the Taliban to achieve so the Taliban has said, as I understand it that they really want to be part of the world ordered. Unlike the last time they were in charge, they don't want to be a rent. The gate country. How much will depend on whether in fact they left us. I believe it's six commercial airliners at Mazar e Sharif up in the north out because we have U. S citizens and others that are ready to leave flying out of Mazar e Sharif. Right. So the first thing I would note is that I wouldn't expect any. I would tell everybody not to expect the Taliban to change its behavior or how it views itself in terms of the international world stage that I've heard many people say that. Oh, you know, we're gonna wait and see how they how they act. And now they have a country and they have a lot more to lose. But the fact is, that was the case in the 19 nineties as well. So most experts, especially counterterrorism experts, none of us expect the Taliban to change its behavior at all when it comes to an nefarious activity, allowing Afghanistan to become a breeding ground for terrorism, and certainly it's regard for human rights and women's rights. Um so that's the first. But when it comes to allowing certain commercial flights to leave their it's not. It doesn't go totally against their interests if they allowed Certain commercial flights to depart. I don't think that one necessarily means that they are going to change their attitude toward being some kind of player on the international world stage. And to that point, I don't expect the U. S government and a number of other governments to recognize the Taliban as the official government other than countries like China and Russia and pick you can stand in Iran, for example, so hot car One thing you said, really caught my attention, which is the possibility of Afghanistan once again. Being a base from which terrorist attacks relaunching the United States. That's why we went in 20 years ago. Originally, do you think that the Taliban will tolerate either Al Qaeda or Islamic state launching terrorist attacks from their territory? Well, there's certainly against Islamic state. Right. There's an organizing, and it sounds so much an option but a chapter if you will of Isis in the areas in the area. It's called Isis harsh on into the area that they that they oversee if you will, and so we call it. Isis came right and they are directly against the Taliban, so the Taliban are against them, but I have no faith. In the Taliban's ability to really prevent the terrorist attacks. I think that they then you go after some of them, they may try and capture some of them. But when it comes to actually ensuring security inside Afghanistan to prevent attacks like that I have zero faith. It's why Turkey and Qatar have proposed handling the security of the airport because we certainly can't leave it to the Taliban. Um, that also, by the way, it doesn't mean that it's great a security but it is a vast improvement. From what the Taliban could offer. So in one regard, Yes, there against the Isis that pretends conflict on the ground right? It pretends that you're going to have fighting on the ground in that regard. But that doesn't mean that you're not going to have foreign fighters flocked to Afghanistan regardless because Afghanistan is an enormous country, the border between Afghanistan Pakistan is extremely porous. And as you had in the 19 nineties, where Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda was able to flourish, I absolutely expect Terrorist groups of these kinds to flourish again in Afghanistan. So final question Cigar. How confident are you of U s ability to do? I guess it's called over the horizon attacks against terrorists inside of Afghanistan. We were not based there. I am confident and the reason for that is I've been on the other side and we have without going into detail. We have really excellent intelligence. We have been able to use drone strikes to target terrorist leaders in Yemen in Iraq and Syria, including in areas that we aren't Physically present in on the ground. And and that's because of the strength of our U. S intelligence, our military intelligence, and so I do expect that that will continue. And I do want to make one point here when the United States says that they would coordinate with the Taliban. That doesn't mean actual working together, a coordination that literally means a heads up. Said. Hey, we're about to go strike this guy in 30 seconds And so you know, I do expect us to be strong in this regard. I just I don't have, uh, Strong or positive hope for Afghanistan that it's going to be stable anytime soon. This is very helpful. Hager Thank you so much. For that time I got Shamali. She's host of all my world on YouTube. 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Secretary Antony J. Blinken's Remarks on Afghanistan
"As we are preparing for the show just a matter of ten minutes ago. We were witnessing the press conference from tony. Blinken that beta male pathetic. Excuse for a man from the state department literally. Use it again again. The phrase the inclusivity of the taliban administration hoping that they'll be inclusive. What do you think those women have in terms of expectations for the inclusivity of the taliban regime. What would the react. What would the mainstream media headlines evening. Tv shows incessant drumbeat be if the trump administration had left tens of thousands of non white afghans in afghanistan who worked for us the turps interpreters. The siv's the special interest visas
Biden Lied to the World About the Crisis in Afghanistan
"Joe biden said this. I need you to tell the perception around the world and in parts of afghanistan i believe is that things are going well in terms of fighting against the taliban and there is a need whether it's true or not there is a need to project. A different picture biden said that will change perception. That will change an awful lot. I think now. What's so incredible about the statement from biden is that it is. It's another example that this regime and the way that democrats view government is not about actually implementing things that are objectively real. It's about whether or not they can persuade you on television. That what they're saying is actually happening. I want you to read. I want you to listen to this carefully. Joe biden said agani and again this is a leaked call from the national security apparatus and there is a need whether it's true or not hold on here that joe biden saying it doesn't matter if it's actually true we the way we do things in america. Let me give you a little bit of a one on one here gani. I know you're new to the whole corrupt ruler thing but the way we do stuff in america it's called mirage. We just give everyone a nice impression that we're doing a good job. When in reality were plundering their future and deteriorating their currency and keeping the border is open. I need you to lie. Ghani why are you such a bad liar. That's what this whole phone call was about. Biden was saying that. I know the taliban is gonna take over. But why don't you lie better now. This this this this really reveals two things number one. It reveals how your leaders actually view their role as running the country as play actors but number two it also reveals that the big. Lie that lloyd. Austin and mark milley and john kirby and tony blinken have been telling the big lie that they had no idea that kabul was going to fall was is pathologically untrue.
Tony Blinken Puts a Spin on America’s Successful Surrender to the Taliban
"How do you have a diplomatic mission without an embassy. How do you have a diplomatic mission when you had to close your embassy at a fears that your own citizens would have to be killed where we had to bring the flag down. How exactly does diplomacy work with that. Tony blinken you see. One of the great misnomers is that diplomacy can solve everything when it comes down to diplomacy is only effective when you have a big sword and a stick than the person across the table from you if you're going to rely solely on diplomacy with evil people. I got a book by neville chamberlain to sell you. Cut thirty one. Us military flights and ended in our troops department afghanistan. A new chapter of america's engagement with afghanistan has begun. It's one in which we will lead with our diplomacy. The military missions over a new diplomatic mission has begun the diplomatic mission that we don't have an embassy and we have no way to actually execute it now. Do you notice how they are. Experts not governing but at deflecting and dodging one thing. That blinken is very good. At is changing words get not necessarily always changing definitions but changing the essence of what is being set. A great example is when he was asked the other day. I think we have this tape. We played it earlier. But it's worth playing again when they said well. Did you give this to the taliban he said i didn't give lists. We gave over manifests but isn't a manifesto list. I know but we gave her a manifest. You asked if i gave over lists. We didn't give a list. We call it a manifest. therefore it's not a list play. Take the idea that we shared lists of of americans or others with the taliban is simply wrong. What was share in specific so in specific. Instances when you're trying to get a bus or a group of people through End you need to show a manifest to do that because particularly in cases where people don't have the necessary credentials on the documents on them Then you you'll share names of the list on people who busted. They can be assured that those were people that we're we're looking to bring. Yeah so again. We call manifest ladder listed in list.
Tony Blinken Thinks the American Public Is Stupid
"If you actually wanted to tell the audience where are we. Who's in charge. What are their motivations. There is no better example than the tony blinken speech last night from how it was written how it was delivered the arrogance the deceitfulness of which the entire speech was presented. The you would use the term orwellian. But i struggle to even say that because orwell in his characters around airstrip one they had more commitment of truth to truth then tony blinken cut thirty four more than one hundred twenty. Three thousand people have been safely. Flown out of afghanistan that includes about six thousand american citizens. This has been a massive military diplomatic and humanitarian undertake. One of the most difficult in our nation's history and extraordinary feat of logistics and coordination under some of the most challenging circumstances imaginable. One hundred and twenty. Three thousand people have been flown. I've afghanistan only six thousand of them american citizens less than five percent. This is what he calls one of the most difficult diplomatic humanitarian undertakings anywhere. However he thinks you're stupid.
1500 Americans May Still Await Evacuation From Afghanistan
"Secretary of state. Tony blinken said wednesday that as many as fifteen hundred americans may be waiting to be evacuated from afghanistan. That figure suggests that this part the us led airlift might be completed before. President biden's tuesday deadline but blinken said everyone remaining in kabul is in danger were operating in a hostile environment in a city and country now controlled by the taliban with the very real possibility of an isis k. attacked the. us. Government has contacted about five hundred americans with instructions on when and how to get to the chaotic kabul airport to catch evacuation. Flights lincoln said the state department estimates that were about six thousand americans who wanted to leave afghanistan when the airlift began in about forty five hundred of them have been evacuated so far at a pentagon news conference. Wednesday spokesman. John kirby said. Us helicopters conducted an operation tuesday night to whisk people who are trapped in the city into the airport. It was inside kabul. David a helicopter upper. It was told us how many we're not gonna provide specific details less than twenty but untold thousands of at risk. Afghans are struggling to get into the airport some of the refugees from afghanistan that have made it onto planes arrived at fort mccoy and wisconsin and up to ten thousand more could arrive there in the coming weeks
Joe Biden Wants the Taliban To Enter the International Community
"Joe biden is not declaring war on the taliban he wants the taliban come into the international community fact we have that tape. Somewhere where gen pa- sacchi says. Will we really hope that. The taliban will come into the international community cut. Twenty two is close to this. Tony blinken if the taliban sustained the basic rights of the afghan people we wouldn't legitimize their government already talking like they've taken over the entire country and before we play. That tape. do want to say this. If you go into the interview with george stephanopoulos. Joe biden said. This country would fall apart and less than six months. He's like oh yeah. we knew. By the end of the year the taliban would be in control so there wasn't inevitability that the taliban would take over. Why did he lie about that. Someone has to start holding this man accountable. And the people around him and the cartel and the cobb all that he represents. 'cause yeah it's all fun and games while he's destroying the keystone excel pipeline and keeping the border open. Now that american blood is about to be spilled because of him. There needs to be check and balance on that joe biden and his administration are more worried about rhonda santa's and the taliban what does tell you about the state of our country and the current regime. The biden regime is spending more time slamming. Rhonda santa's and greg abbott. Then people that have put. Americans lives at stake in jeopardy and still are doing that right now.
Kabul Evacuation Draws Comparison to Saigon in 1975
"The cobbled evacuation is drawing comparisons to the Vietnam War sands Saigon nineteen seventy five helicopters lifted thousands of Americans and Vietnamese allies out of the city in in in during symbol of U. S. defeat forty six years later a similar scenes unfolding in Kabul but secretary of state Tony Blinken rejects the comparison saying this is manifestly not Saigon GOP congressman Adam Kinzinger and Afghan war vet agrees this is gonna make Saigon look like Disney world in comparison noting thousands of Afghan civilians crowding the airport tarmac psalms so desperate to escape the Taliban they held on to a military jet as it took off and fell to their deaths Sager mag ani Washington
"tony blinken" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Of a conversation we had with Tony Blinken on September 23rd of last year. In this segment, Tony talks about then candidate Biden's foreign policy vision. Let's listen. So look, I would sum it up in three words Leadership cooperation. Democracy, which also sums up the profound differences between President Trump and Vice President Biden. I don't think the choice could be clear or the contrast starker. So bear with me for a second, Michael, I'm leadership. Whether we like it or not, The world just doesn't organize itself. And until this administration, the US had played a lead role in doing a lot about organizing, helping to write the rules, shape them on and animate the institutions that govern relations among nations. What we have now is a president who has, unfortunately Abdicated that responsibility, putting us in retreat from our allies from international organizations from hard one agreements, and here's the problem when we're not engaged when we don't lead Then one of two things is likely to happen either Some other country tries to take our place. But probably not. In a way that advances our interests, our values or no one does And then you get chaos or vacuum filled by bad things before it's filled by good things. Either way, that's bad for us. So, uh, Joe Biden would reassert American leadership. Leading with our our diplomacy. We'd actually show up again day in day out, but to engage the world, not as it was in 2000 and nine or even in 2000 and 17 when we left it, But as it is, and as we anticipate it will become rising powers. New actors. Super empowered by technology and information who we have to belong if we're going to make progress, and I think he would act with the combination of humility and confidence, humility because most of the world's problems are not about us, even as they affect us, we can't just flip a switch. To solve them, but also confidence because when we act at our best, we still have a greater ability than any other country on Earth to mobilize others. But cooperation here is critical. And that's the second piece, not a single one of the big challenges we face, whether it's climate change or mass migration or Technological disruption or pandemic disease can be met by any one country, acting alone, even one as powerful as our own, and there's no wall high enough or wide enough to contain these threats, but at the very time We need to find new ways to cooperate and bring other countries along by nearly every measure. The credibility and influence of the United States under President Trump are in free fall. We'll have to pick up the pieces of this carnage, um, rocked by President Trump. Uh, salvage our reputation, rebuild confidence in our leadership and then mobilize the country and our allies to meet new challenges. Final pieces this democracy. It's still, uh, it reflects who we are, how we see ourselves and at least until recently. How the world has seen us, but it's being challenged. Um, and the strength of our own democracy at home. Is directly tied to our ability to be a force for progress in the world and to mobilize that collective action I was talking about, But here's the problem. President Trump's daily assault on our own democracy. And its institutions on its values on its people that's deeply tarnished our ability to lead At the same time. The flip side is other democracies are a source of strength for our country, especially when we act together, But you know, this Michael Democracy has been in retreat. Freedom House ranks countries. Um, it's done it for decades of the 40 or so countries that were ranked fully free from the eighties to the nineties to the early two thousand's half. Fallen backwards. There's a democratic recession and autocracies from Russia to China are trying to exploit our difficulties. And yet here again, the very moment democracies look to the United States to be leader of the free world. We have a president, who, by embracing autocrats inducing Democrats seems to have suited up for the other side. So I think what Joe Biden would do would be to renew our democracy at home. And then work to revitalize our alliances and partnerships with democracies around the world. You'll see in America that is leading not just by the example of our power but by the power of our example and that starts with democracy..
Vladimir Putin's Peacock Move Before Meeting With Joe Biden
"Putin did something this morning. It was a total peacocking chest, puffing move. I know he did it on purpose, and he did it to stick it to Biden. And I think he did it to stick it to Biden. Right before they sit down. They're little spray their photos spray in the beginning to try to let him know I'm in charge here. I'm you know, I'm Vladimir Putin. I'll do what I want. There's nothing you can do about it. Well, what happened? They popped in this room for this photo spray this opportunity sitting down if you saw it was earlier this morning, it was Joe Biden and Tony Blinken. And Vladimir Putin and I believe Lavrov. So it was just each principal +14 people in the room. At these little sit downs. In the beginning, They typically allowed the press the press to come in. They allow them to come in to get photos and those photos and then spread around around the world called the press pool. They take those pictures they get spread around to media entities. Um, who's in the press pool can change by the day. You know Reuters AP Photo photographers from each one, whatever it may be. They take those pictures because everybody wants to see the pictures in the video. Well, I don't know if you caught it. But earlier this morning Putin and again a big peacock chest puffing move. Putin's Russian security folks. Tried to elbow out the American press out of the room. While letting the Russian press in there to take the photos. Now you may say to yourself well, what's the big deal? Of course, that's what the Russians do. Well, folks, they don't typically do that. They did it. To let Biden no early on who was going to be in charge. Hear what Joe Biden has to say about this meeting later. How
Blinken Signals No Immediate US Press for Mideast Cease-Fire
"Secretary of state Tony Blinken is signaling that the US will not press for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas the rulers of Gaza democratic lawmakers and a key Republican are calling on the president to pressure both sides to stop the fighting senator Todd young of Indiana is the senior Republican on the foreign relations subcommittee for the region but secretary blank and says it is up to the parties to make clear that they want to pursue a cease fire any ceasefire would be by definition that between them but we are ready to engage support in fighting in the past week has killed hundreds most of them Palestinians in Gaza I'm Rita Foley
"tony blinken" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"State. He is Tony Blinken on only one representative the Supreme Court. It will be Chief Justice John Roberts, who were watching to come in. And once again it's the hall. But boy, it's a lot emptier than it normally is. At this point professor. One of the question I wanted to ask was enforcement and audits. One of the proposals coming out his $80 billion The higher auditors. Is it true that that money would re repeat returned several fold in terms of receipts received and how long a delay with their because audits look at President Trump for president Trump started, it still isn't done. So how long's it take to get that money? I'm glad you asked. I asked the leading of economists on this very issue he had to research this And the answer was $1 spent on enforcement will yield $4 in revenue, You know, so it's a wonderful ratio. It's a good investment. That's a big return on guy. Think it takes a couple of years so again that 15 year Promise by the White House That hasn't really been scored yet, but it's it's pretty much accepted that this is a good investment. Whether or not that number $700 billion are going to come from just enforcement may or may not may be inflated. I want to add one point, David and you you get this we've talked before is that Biden is bargaining. Right now, hey, does have a thin He doesn't have a kind of support that Roosevelt had he has to bargain. So of course you're first. Your first position is very, very big. I expect a lot of horse trading and a lot of bargaining in the next couple of weeks. We'll continue to watch the floor here for our radio audience is we just Chuck Schumer as well as Dick Durbin. The second ranking Democrat in the Senate, down on the floor. Right now we're seeing Nancy Pelosi and Kamala Harris behind up on the dais as Nancy Pelosi is calling the whole house to order once again. We're looking at a start time of something like nine o'clock my 5th 14 minutes from right now, So thank you so much really appreciate you being with us Professor That's Teresa Ghilarducci, She's professor of economics at the new school. And now we want to talk. So what? The politics what can really get done up on Capitol Hill? For that? We welcome our Bloomberg Govern reporter Emily Wilkens. Still with me, of course, are Bloomberg contributors? Jeannie Chan's A. No. And Rick Davis. So Emily, actually, professor already pointed in this direction, how much of this can get done? There's a good chance the Democrats can get something done. They certainly want to get something done. The question is, what can they get done keeping all 50 Democrats on board? I mean, let's just be real here at this point, this tax proposal that's coming out tonight. Republicans have already said that there's no way that they're going to touch it. Maybe they'll do something with the infrastructure component, but not the part that Biden's going to be focusing on tonight. We've already heard complaints from Democrats across the spectrum, Senator Joe Manchin of more moderate Democrat from West Virginia, He said that the amount of spending in this bill made him uncomfortable. He's already come out, saying that the proposed corporate tax rate that President Biden has put forward that 20% that that's too high from him. Then, on the other side of Congress as well, You hear a myriad of individuals who want more things in the bill. Powerful appropriations chair Rosa to Laurel wants that. Childcare tax credit to be permanent, not just extended for five years like the president has Progressives. They want to see Medicare expanded, They want to see lowering prescription drug prices. Don't forget all those New York and New Jersey House members who said that they want to see the end of that cap on state and local tax deductions. So President Biden certainly what he says tonight is gonna be taken very seriously by the lawmakers in that chamber and the ones who aren't able to make it. Remember, it's Congress. Who's going to be the one to write this legislation, And when they get ahold of this bill, they already have a number of changes that they want to make you said Joe Manchin for Western, You will be key, a bit of color here from our colleague Billy House. Who's there says that? Actually, Joe mentioned didn't get a seat on the floor. He's up in the gallery along with Mitt Romney. So it shows who didn't get to see Joe mentions of pretty important senator. Right, Jeannie? Yeah, that that's not the Joe you want to put up in the gallery tonight. Emily, you just hit on something I want to ask you about me I had to do with the Medicare expansion. We understand that Bernie Sanders was one of many Democrats on the progressive wing, frustrated by the fact that it looks like in this American families proposal that the Biden administration is not going to take on Big Pharma or the health care industry. At least not on this point, do you? Are you hearing anything from the progressives in terms of what's happening on health care? I think the progressives are really disappointed. Both Senator Sanders as well as progressives who I've spoken to in the house who were really pushing for health care to be a part of this particular component, But we've heard Senator Sanders say that he doesn't think this is over. Yet he's going to continue to try and push to get some sort. Of Medicare expansion into the final product of the bill that's expected to pass through budget reconciliation. So of course, the big question there. Can it pass the Senate Parliament, Terry and test isn't going to be one of the requisites of spending enough money and having a significant enough impact on the budget. Actually get through the process, so I'd expect to continue to see Senator standards push on that. Remember, I mean, Senator Sanders, He's now head of the Budget Budget Committee. It's a powerful spot to be on any certainly has some sway within the halls of Congress. Okay, only thanks so much. Please stay with us. When we come back to you through the evening to reset here. We're waiting for an escort. President by Biden into the hall. We have Nancy Pelosi to speak of the house and we have come on her. It's the vice president up on the dais, and we're seeing various people of the select who get made. We just saw the two Massachusetts senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, talking with one another again..
State Department Allows US Embassies to Fly Pride Flag
"S embassies around the world are once again allowed to fly the Rainbow Pride flag on the same pole as the American flag that reverses the Trump Administration policy. This is all, according to a State Department cable. Reviewed by The New York Times. The change by Secretary of State Tony Blinken allows US diplomats to raise the pride flag before May 17th, which is the international day against homophobia and transphobia, and keep it flying through June, which is pride month. Flying. The pride flag is not required. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo banned American embassies. From flying the pride flag on the same pole as the American flag, saying the U. S flag should fly
"tony blinken" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And the NASDAQ ended the week in record territory. The S and P 500 index jumped more than 4.5% during the week, while the NASDAQ soared more than 6% that Al Jones industrial average rose 3.9% and closed on Friday within 40 points of its all time high. The pandemic continues to be a drag on the job market. US employers added Just 49,000 jobs last month, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen met with financial regulators Thursday to discuss the recent volatility in the stock market. Even in part by amateur investors, who share tips on social media. Regulators say the markets core infrastructure handled the volatility. They're still reviewing whether investors are adequately protected. Scott Horsley. NPR NEWS Washington This is NPR. Secretary of State Tony Blinken has been consulting with European partners about Iran. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports on a virtual meeting that touched on other trouble spots to the UK, Germany and France were all part of the Iran nuclear deal. The one that Trump administration pulled out of State Department spokesperson Ned Price says the new secretary of state held talks with his counterparts from those three European countries. As the Biden administration decides on a new policy toward Iran. We want to make sure that we're working in lockstep with our European partners and to ensure that they know exactly where we are. We know exactly where they are, and we will move forward together. The French foreign minister says. They held quote in depth and important conversations on Iran and touch base on other pressing issues. Russia, China and Myanmar were also on the agenda. Michele Kelemen NPR NEWS Washington in Myanmar today, more than 1000 people marched to protest Monday's military coup and to demand that elected leader Aung Song suit she be released. Many of them chanted down with dictatorship as they demonstrated in the country's largest city, Yangon. Some residents there there was a near total Internet blackout after the protests began. The military already has limited Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Active or Christopher Plummer has died, his manager said. He died yesterday at his home in Connecticut. No cause was given in his long career on stage and in movies he often played leading.
"tony blinken" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Of the day, and we'll discuss policy issues that impact you coming up Thursday morning. We'll talk about the debate over reopening schools during the covert 19 pandemic. With National Education Association president Becky Pringle, then a discussion on the future of the GOP and President Biden's executive order on racial equality with Republican National Committee senior adviser for Black Media Affairs PARIS Denard Watch. C SPAN's Washington Journal Live at seven Eastern Thursday morning and be sure to join the discussion with your phone calls. Facebook comments, text messages and tweets newly confirmed Secretary of State Tony Blinken held a news conference today at the State Department building questions from reporters on Several topics. Good afternoon. Welcome back to the briefing room. So your briefing room I will be spending quite a bit of time together starting very shortly, and I very much look forward to that. But today first I have the privilege of introducing for the first time to this room. The 71st secretary of state Mr Tony Blinken, so with no further ado turnover jump That introduction by mid price, the State Department spokesman. Thank you. Good afternoon. Um, let me start by saying that my first ambition is to be known as the man who brought net price to the State Department briefing room and that at least this mission accomplished. Uh, And in all seriousness thanks everyone for joining me here today. Um, this is my first full day on the job as Soko state and, uh, to restate what I said before. It is a deep honor to be in this job, And I'm gratified that President seen fit to trust me this responsibility and I'm incredibly excited about the work ahead. Um, especially working with them. And in women of the state Department to try to serve the American people and represent our country to the world. I want to spend a few minutes with with all of you today to make it clear right from the start. How important I see the work that each and every one of you does s some of you may know that I started my career. A zoo journalist? Obviously, I didn't didn't succeed, but it was something that I took. Tremendous pride and pleasure in on DSA something I have deep respect for the result of my own experience being on both sides of the of the enterprise. You keep the American people in the world informed about what we do here. That's key to our mission as well. And you hold us accountable, ask tough questions, and that really does make us better. More broadly, and it is never more important to restated. A free press is a cornerstone of our democracy. And this is a critical moment for protecting and defending democracy, including right here at home. So here's what you can count on coming from me and coming from us. We're resuming The Daily Press briefing starting next week on Tuesday, uh, that's an essential part of the day and we're bringing it back. President Biden has said that he wants truth and transparency back in the White House briefing room that fully applies in this room as well on you'll be seeing me with a little bit of frequency, too, including on our travels together When hopefully we can get back to those travels. Justice. You'll have an opportunity here from many Policy experts in this in this building. I know we're not always going to see I That's not the point of the enterprise sometimes will be frustrating to you. I imagine there a few times when you'll be frustrating to us, but that's to be expected. That's exactly in some ways the point But you can count on me. You can count on us to treat all of you with the immense respect you deserve. And to give you what you need to do The jobs that you're doing that is so important to our country and to our democracy, and I will be forthright whether it's behind this podium on the plane, or hopefully, eventually some distant part of the world. So it Zen adventure. I am really, really glad that we're in together. S O Welcome back to the press room. As that said, This is your press room. And with that, Let me take a few questions. Thank you. Welcome back, Mr Secretary to the building. Thank you. Thank you for your kind words about our profession earlier. I'll try to be as brief as possible. In the last couple of months of the previous administration. Several policies were rolled out and enacted that attracted a bunch of with were contentious to say the least, or attack attracted a bunch of criticism. I realize that a lot of almost everything is under review right now is your less than 24 hours in, but among those things that were enacted in the last several months Which are your priorities to Fort to complete the review to possibly reverse, rescind or roll back and similarly within the building apart from policy, But in terms of personnel, what exactly do you intend to change if anything about that approach The previous administration took to the Foreign service and people work in this building. Thanks. Yes, you're right. We are reviewing a number of steps that were taking taken late in the last administration. We want to make sure we understand In each case, the basis for the decisions that were made, I will tell you that I'm particularly focused on the question of sanctions on the Ruthie's. I think you all know very well that the houthis committed an act of significant aggression in, uh Taking over synods some years ago, moving through the country committing acts of aggression against our partners, Saudi Arabia committing human rights abuses and other atrocities, creating an environment in which we've seen extremist groups fill some of the vacuums that that were created. But at the same time we've seen a campaign, led by Saudi Arabia that has also contributed to what is by many estimates is the worst. Humanitarian crisis in the world today, and that's saying something on so it's vitally important even in the midst of this crisis that we do everything we can to get humanitarian assistance to the people of Yemen who are in desperate need and what we want to make sure is that any steps we're taking do not get in the way of providing that that assistance. The Houthi is controlled territory that I believe, um, could Chains about 80% of Yemen's population..
"tony blinken" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"They're all outstanding. I mean, what really stands out to me. Brianna's The fact is that you're not seeing grifters. You're not seeing unqualified con artist. You're not seeing people who are as far as we know, under investigation by the FBI. I mean, it just makes you realize all the misfits that Donald Appointed office. And by comparison, this is that was really the Trump really had the Z team. This is really the eight. I mean, that's really striking to me. From Tony Blinken on down, they are all incredibly qualified with decades of experience, deep knowledge of foreign policy, deep commitment of American leadership. And just as importantly, they also know Joe by and they brought with them for a long time. And that's going to be a key advantage because there is going to be a trust and confidence in that team that you don't see. Amid the back biting of the Trump administration. That's Republican turncoat. So former Republican, you know, turned Democrat Max Boot who's never seen a war he didn't like for other people to fight. And now he's talking about how great the Biden foreign policy team will be. I want to bring somebody in who was going to Ah, shake it up by dropping some truth bombs here about what the swamp with the establishment foreign policy team would be under Biden, but also just more generally. For it seems like they want us to forget the lessons we've learned under four years of Trump about what does work. We got our friend Har Sanae with this now David Harsanyi of National Review where he's a senior writer. David Great to have you always great to be here. Thanks for having me. So let's let's start with the name people before we get into the philosophy of they would be bide in foreign policy, and I think it's I think this is an area where there's a lot of bipartisan crossover in terms of what's wrong. Let's start with with who he's named and what your thoughts are about the people that Max Boot clearly not the A team is calling the 18. Yeah, I mean, I love that Max. Boot says that that that was the Z team. The team that brought or helped, at least, you know, bring about Four or five potential peace deals in the Middle East that he would be raving about. It had have been Obama or it if it had been bite, but or would be Biden, Anthony Lincoln or Tony Blinken of you who we met. Who we think you match then essentially has the perfect swamp resonate. I think he you know, he went to an Ivy League school. He worked for Clinton. You worked for Obama. He was a lobbyist he was, you know. Uh, Senate on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with Democrats ran it, I believe, and it has literally been wrong about every single issue by the standards that he himself said wrong on Russia when he was mocking Mitt Romney and all that was going on by his own. I don't know that Resets the bad idea with Russia, but that's his own. You know his own words one on Syria, where he wants more troops wrong on Iraq, where he was part of the decision making that went in to go into Iraq for Joe Biden Wrong on Israel in the Middle East. In a huge way, Biden carry all these people have been around forever say that there couldn't be any peace. If we didn't first go through the Palestinians and even the Arab League and even the Gulf states, the Sunni Gulf states are now Abandoning the P L O and five Hamas and moving forward making peace with Israel. Now you know whether you think it's a good deal or not, That's a separate story or what it is, but does show is that Biden's team these these professionals that are not the Z team but the a team and deeply steeped and all the theories and understanding of the Middle East were wrong about everything, And yet they get to run everything and no one ever questions. Uh, you know, no one ever questions them simply because it's credential is, um, they have all the right credentials. You know, David, I've worked as a as a research associate of research in turn. Had a number of foreign policy. Think tanks in my in my formative years and then was was at the CIA, which is kind of like the government's little secret foreign policy think tank. Right, But a lot of you get the people come in with the same kinds of credentials. You know you go toe these international relations schools, everything. Which one reason why the CIA and intelligence community it's actually so full of leftist because They tend to self select for other people that you know, went toe. You know Harvard or Columbia and they do these international relations schools where they really don't learn very much. By the way. It's really just indoctrination into the BBC NPR view of global foreign policy and that's that's what you actually learn in those places. But but you're you're right, And I think this is important for everyone to think about Now. We were told that Trump foreign policy because he didn't have experience in that arena and the people he brought in were somewhat non traditional means. Some of them were people that work in this in the past. Trump's foreign policy has been mostly successes. He did not get a deal with North Korea. So let's just get that in a way, and he tried and sometimes I think the stuff he said, was a little weird about Kim Jong. Un but still But in terms of wars disasters, terrible stuff happening in a foreign policy sense. How could we view the trump foreign policy is anything other than Extremely improved upon based on what we have with the Obama foreign policy. I forgot to mention Libya where we went in, basically for the Europeans to try, you know, which was a disaster as well, which Barack Obama.
"tony blinken" Discussed on KOMO
"News. Stay connected. Stay informed. The Northwest's on Lee 24 hour News Station Co. Moh news 1000 FM 97 7 Good afternoon. I'm Rick fan sites. ELISA Jaffe With the week off our editor, Jeremy Greater, had the controls technical direction bite. Stick see Black and these headlines now the White House rule reportedly allowed President elect Joe Biden to receive the Daily presidential brief. This comes three weeks after the election. The brief a collection of intelligence reports dealing with any security threats that President Trump receives on a daily basis. The Dow closing at a record high of more than 30,000 points, the driving force behind the rally, the Trump administration agreeing to begin the transition process to a Biden administration. Which leads us into our next interview, and there was certainly a lot of news today some of the names we had yesterday. But Mork confirmed today. A closer look at the new administration. President elect Joe Biden is building from ABC News, Washington correspondent Andy Field and Andy Biden says his choices reflect America who's headed for the nomination hearings at this point Quite a few people. One of those Tony Blinken, who most of your listeners probably have never heard of, He's kind of an inside the Beltway policy wonk. He's worked under. The Biden administration worked when he was vice president and president Obama. He has connections all over the world. He is spent years Working in diplomacy speaks fluent French. He is someone that the world at least, the Europe and most of our allies will welcome in terms of someone that they feel they can deal with. Which is exactly the reason that the Trump folks don't like him because they don't think he's tough enough. A zwelling some of the other picks here. What's really interesting is Marco Rubio. One of the excuse me one of the senators. Who is going to have to vote and approve these Cabinet picks and confirmed them. He tweeted today said Biden's Cabinet picks went to Ivy League schools. They have strong resumes. They attended all the right conferences. They will be polite and orderly and caretakers of America's decline. Well, it's interesting that Marco Rubio so they all went to Ivy League schools, because if you look at the number of people in the president's Cabinet, the current president, president Trump President Trump went to U. Penn. Mike Pompeo, Harvard Yours. Harvard Law, Stephen Yushin, Yale Mark Esper, Harvard attorney General Bar Columbia. You know it goes on and on almost all of them. Went to Ivy League schools went through the rite. Commerce is everything that Marco Rubio is saying about this incoming cruise, So I think this pretends to be a very interesting confirmation process. If Marco Rubio's already attacking some of the appointees Yeah, I was gonna ask you about that. Are these choices Andy considered safe nominees who should skate through Senate hearings. Air Perhaps not based on what you would do what you just said, perhaps some rough water ahead for them. In any other year and any other universe? Yes, I don't know what's going to happen with the Republicans still holding the Senate. If indeed they do. They could give Joe Biden a hard time which would mean The Joe Biden made do with President Trump has been doing for the last couple of years, and that is having people as Cabinet secretaries who have never been confirmed by Congress. Uh, the Defense department. His Number of acting secretaries and a number of departments, people. He's either fired Or have quit. Have all been acting homeland security. For example, Chad Wolf. These are people that have never gotten any confirmation in the Senate. Then they won't with by the time he leaves there, but they have been acting in the jobs. If the Republicans in the Senate decided to do something similar and say, we're not gonna confirm your guys That could make for a very difficult time for Joe Biden. Certainly might. We will continue to monitor that saving sees Andy Field in Washington D. C. Come on news time for 20, and we move on to the coma. Money Update A momentous day on Wall Street. Here's Jim Tesco with your coma,.
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"When you look at the difference between the guy who's in that role now and look, this is not getting a lot of play, but it really should. You know, Bebe Netanyahu wants Sunday met with the Prince, Saudi Arabia. That's a very, very big deal, but it wasn't only BB and the Saudi Prince Mike Pompeo was there. It was always there was all facilitated by the trumpet, of course, but look at the difference between Tony Blinken and Mike Pompeo. It is night and day. Pompeo was a former service guy West Point number one in his class, right? Tough guy on blinking is like you said the epitome of the swamp. And when he was in office, they never move the embassy to a Jerusalem as they claim they would. They never did. No, no God. No, also very soft on China. We're screwed. The days of America first off First of all, Listen to John Kerry before I get to that, because I got some stuff on on this Bloomberg Forum this unbelievable when you hear what they're proposing what they're thinking now that they believe Trump is lost, which it looks like he has It's actually absolutely incredible. But ah, Biden did name to his as his climate. Global warming czar John Kerry, who before Bo Tox, his face looked like a deflated football with eyes and now it's all puffy about John Kerry. Mister Mister Iran deal in the same thing with blinking. It was dying to get back in the Iran deal. All these things Carrie is actually the climate czar. So bye Bye. Energy independence you held by Hello, You know the rolling blackouts, brownouts skyrocketing utility bills. Gas prices yesterday went to a gas station, A dollar 89 a gallon. Anyway, This was what the John Kerry had said about. Well, I think it was the Paris accords. Listen, Trump pulling out of the Paris agreement..
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"Development tonight involving something that is usually a lot more routine and bureaucratic. The Biden transition has formally begun after weeks of roadblocks set up by President Donald Trump. The way has been cleared for cooperation with President elect Joe Biden's team on the transition. General Services. Administration chief Emily Murphy has determined Biden to be the apparent winner of the election, based on Trump's failure to overturn any results, including Michigan, where Biden's victory was certified Monday. Letter to Biden, Murphy wrote, in part, please know that I came to my decision independently based on the law and available fax. Shortly thereafter, the president tweeted that in the best interest of the country, he is recommending that the G s a go forward with initial transition protocols, and he's instructed his team to do the same Mike Rossia Washington, Tom Timon of federal News Network tells w. T o p. Emily Murphy, he believes has been miss characterized as a political figure and has gone through a lot in recent weeks. What's also not Reported as much is that her letter to Mr Biden indicated she received death threats. She and her family and her staff, even her dogs and cats throughout this process, So maybe that's all behind us. Now. Tom 10 Minutes host and managing editor of the Federal Drive on Federal News Network, veteran Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein took to Twitter to specifically out 21 Republican senators who he says have privately expressed contempt for President Trump. It's an unusual form of reporting for Bernstein, who, of course with former partner Bob Woodward broke Stories that led to the resignation of former President Nixon. Bernstein has tweeted what he calls the senator's Craven public silence has enabled what he considers President Trump's assault on the electoral system. Bernstein, who said he wasn't violating any journalistic oath, said he came up with his list in talks with Washington AIDS lobbyists and fellow senators. Representatives for At least three senators have denied Bernsteins characterization. President elect Biden is making lots of first with his Cabinet nominations. He will nominate the first woman to lead US intelligence Averil Haines, and he is nominating the first Latino personal 100. New Yorkers TOE lead the Homeland Security Department. Washington Post National Security reporter Shane Harris was with US on w. T O P to say Biden is confirming his commitment to diversity there both people with experience at the top ranks of the agencies and departments that they're going to be leading so and my orchestra's case, he was actually the death. He's secretary under J. Johnson in the second term of the Obama administration. He also ran citizenship and immigration services in the first term. So somebody in a position of real leadership there and with Avril Haines, someone who while she didn't have a ton of intelligence experience before she came into that community was the number two. It's CIA. She was deputy national security advisor at the White House in somebody who got Steve very quickly and how the intelligence community works and how it intersects with policy, which is not something that Comes naturally to people all the time. Biden will also nominate former Secretary of State John Kerry to be the special presidential envoy for climate change. Tony Blinken will be secretary of state. Jake Sullivan will be Biden's National security Advisor, and Linda Thomas Greenfield will be the ambassador to the U. N. 10 35, another woman about to break the glass ceiling. President elect Biden will reportedly nominate former Fed chair Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary. She would be the first woman to lead the department since it was formed in 17 89, 74 year old labor economist has succeeded at the highest levels of the male dominated economics field, including being the first woman to serve as Fed chair and the first woman to head the President's Council on Economic or Rather Council of Economic Advisers. Economics is a subject the yelling family like He talks about a lot of home. Janet Yellen is married to a Nobel Prize winning economist She met in a Fed cafeteria in 77. They have one son, who is an economics professor. Another blow tonight to President Trump's efforts to overturn results from the election. Michigan has certified its vote results as we hear from wt Opie's Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill. The four member state Board of Canvassers voted to certify the results, including Joe Biden's victory over President Trump on a 30 vote with a Republican, joining two Democrats. Another GOP member of the board abstained. Among those who spoke to the panel before the vote was former Republican board member Jeff Timmer, who felt the decision to certify was clear cut. Joe Biden won Michigan landmark. Enough more than 154,000 votes, a margin 15 times greater than the margin this board certified without fanfare four years ago. The decision will add the States 16 electoral votes into Biden's winning total on Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller w T. O p new have news about a new jeopardy host ahead..
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"NPR news. I'm Laxmi, saying President elect Biden's Cabinet is shaping up to be a diverse, one more reflective of the country. It will serve. NPR's Asma College reports Biden's announcing more nominations for his foreign policy and national security teams. Biden's picks include long time foreign policy aide Tony Blinken as secretary of state. He's tapped Foreign service veteran Linda Thomas Greenfield to be ambassador to the United Nations and will re elevate that role to a Cabinet position. Jake Sullivan will be bite. His national security advisor and April Haynes will be the first woman nominated to serve as director of National Intelligence. Biden's pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security. Alejandro My Yorkis will be the first Latino and first immigrant to hold that position. Former Secretary of state John Kerry has been named as a special presidential envoy for climate. He'll sit on the National Security Council, which marks the first time the NSC will include in official focused on climate A small college NPR news. In the final weeks of the Republican presidency, the Trump Administration is pushing through controversial actions that will be up to the Biden administration to deal with once it takes over in January. Among them is US policy in the Middle East. NPR's Daniel Estrin says Israeli media are reporting that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has flown to Saudi Arabia for a secret, unprecedented meeting with Saudi Rabies Crown Prince and that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was there. Secretary Pompeo and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Sunday in the city of Neil in Saudi Arabia. Multiple Israeli media outlets say Netanyahu was also there. Netanyahu declined to comment. But an online flight tracker documented a private jet traveling from Tel Aviv to the Saudi city where Pompeo and the Crown prince were meeting. And two Israeli Cabinet ministers appeared to confirm it in public comments. This would be the first known meeting between Israeli and Saudi officials. The two countries see Ron as a threat. They may be coordinating with the Trump Administration on moves against Iran before President elect Joe Biden takes office. Biden has said he may reenter the Iran nuclear deal which Israel is against. Daniel Estrin. NPR NEWS Jerusalem Third drugmakers introducing a Corona virus vaccine. AstraZeneca and Oxford University say their vaccine is up to 90% effective if given in two doses, half dose and then a normal dose one month later. Adrian Hill had a vaccine research at Oxford says it'll take months to determine how well the vaccine actually works. We were aiming for September October time I still think that's a realistic Aspiration, but it can't be said. Hill says the vaccine has to be tested on tens of thousands of volunteers and ongoing phase three trials. Meanwhile, the FDA is starting the process of granting emergency clearance for two other covert 19 vaccines, it says. Public hearing for five years. Request will be held December 10th Madonna faces similar review a week later. You're listening to NPR news. Lockdowns over the spring did some good for the air quality, though the World Meteorological Organization says ah lot more needs to be done to avert the worst consequences of a changing climate. European Union officials released a report today on air quality in metropolitan areas that lock down over the spring to slow the spread of coronavirus. The report highlights mark improvement over the previous spring in places with the largest concentrations of the pollutant nitrogen dioxide. 39% reduction in Rome, 47% in Madrid, 59% in Barcelona to name a few cities. The head of the European Environmental Agency says Long term lockdowns are not the answer, but illuminate the impact that big changes could have. In public health. The people have voted the name of the newest baby panda at the Smithsonian's National Zoo is well Daniella Czeslaw member station W. A. M. You will do the honors. The name is Xiao Cheesy, which is Mandarin Chinese for Little Miracle shout Cheesy was born in August, but the zoo waited 100 days to name him in keeping with Chinese tradition. Zoo cooperates with the China Wildlife Conservation Association to breed pandas. All Cubs, born at the zoo moved to China when they're four years old. Previous panda name ING's were public celebrations this week. However, the zoo is closed to visitors because of rising coronavirus cases in D. C. However, China's ambassador to the U. S, said in a video message that Chinese and American fans eagerly followed the baby's movements online. Via the zoo's giant panda cam for NPR news..
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"And the person that is tipped to be his secretary of State. Antony Blinken Telesco years. So I'm not a blink monologist, but I have known him since high school. We were in the same class. 40 years ago, Maurine in Paris, And if biography is personality, I think Tony's biography tells the whole story. He was an American in Paris, living with a stepfather who was the youngest survivor of Auschwitz. And an international lawyer trying to build ties between them the eastern bloc and and the West. And in those four elements. I think it captures Tony's identity. He was an American, and he believes very strongly in America in America's role in the world. As you know, for him a country that can that can really change the landscape, the global landscape, But it wasn't Paris. And so he saw how others Europeans in particular. View the United States at times very unfavorably as a country that tries to bully in that tries to impose its way rather than to work with others. The fact that his step that was who he was, I think from knowing Tony, it imbued in him a strong feeling of, you know, fighting for human rights and fighting for the defense of people, vulnerable people, whether they're refugees or whether they're people who are affected by conflict. And lastly, an international lawyer who tried to broker ties between a time the Soviet Union and Europe. I think that is the diplomat and Tony, who tries to Put himself in other people's shoes and what is going to insist very much on a resumption of multilateral, very transatlantic view of the world. So all those people who have been so nervous on terrified by the damage that they perceived the Trump administration had done to international alliances, institutions internationally collaboration and so on. Will be very pleased that Antony Blinken is the man who is tipped to be the secretary of state. It is true, though, isn't it? That foreign policy may not actually be Joe Biden's pressing issue, given the impact of covert 19 in the United States. Correct. I mean his priority. I think the part of the administration is going to be domestic because of the health implications of the pandemic and the economic implications of the pandemic. I mean, we're facing a as much of the world is a severe economic crisis. And I'm not having mentioned that the racial tensions and the polarization of a country that has gone through an election, the result of which is still not been acknowledged by the by the sitting president and many of his followers, so the party's going to be domestic. Joe Biden is somebody who is a senator. As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Foreign policy is in his DNA's A Tony Blinken is probably his closest partner. When it comes to Ah, colleague when it comes to foreign policy, So I think you're going to see a big emphasis on the themes that you just mentioned, which is re stitching multilateral alliances. Resuming U. S participation in some of the treaties and some of the organizations that President Trump withdrew from. But both the president and Antoni if he is, in fact, if he does become secretary of state are going to face a world that is very different from the world that they were they were participating in the Obama administration is short four years ago. Image of the United States the credibility of the United States the fragmentation of the world order. Everything has accelerated over the last four years. Well, let's talk about some of the treaties that he might decide to rejoin. We we know that on on climate change, he is going to rejoin the Paris accord. It's also been reported that Jake Sullivan, another Joe Biden adviser, is expected to be named his national security advisor. And in the context of the J C P o a the Iran nuclear deal. The combination Of Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan. Pretty significant. And let's not forget that as you're buying himself, wrote an article not long ago in which he said that the U. S. Should rejoin the JCP away if Iran agrees toe come back into compliance with his provisions. So that has been a commitment that he made during the campaign. It's by the way, the position that I think every other maybe, with one exception, every other candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination made So I think it is. The intent of it would be the intent of the administration to come back in. Now That's easier said than done. They're going to be obstacles. Iran is not in compliance, President Trump has added and continues to add weekly a huge number of sanctions that are going to be Difficult to deal with. But the intense that projector I think has been clear. And as you say, with both Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan again, if both of them if the rumors are confirmed, I think you have a pretty strong sense that That's what the United States is going to try to do, and we'll work with European partners and others to get there. Robert Malley, president and CEO of
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"We were in the same class. 40 years ago, Maurine in Paris, And if biography is personality, I think Tony's biography tells the whole story. He was an American in Paris, living with a stepfather who was the youngest survivor of Auschwitz. And an international lawyer trying to build ties between them the eastern bloc and and the West. And in those four elements. I think it captures Tony's identity. He was an American, and he believes very strongly in America in America's role in the world. As you know, for him a country that can that can really change the landscape, the global landscape, But it wasn't Paris. And so he saw how others Europeans in particular. View the United States at times very unfavorably as a country that tries to bully in that tries to impose its way rather than to work with others. The fact that his step that was who he was, I think from knowing Tony, it imbued in him a strong feeling of, you know, fighting for human rights and fighting for the defense of people, vulnerable people, whether they're refugees or whether they're people who are affected by conflict. And lastly, an international lawyer who tried to broker ties between a time the Soviet Union and Europe. I think that is the diplomat and Tony, who tries to Put himself in other people's shoes and what is going to insist very much on a resumption of multilateral, very transatlantic view of the world. So all those people who have been so nervous on terrified by the damage that they perceived the Trump administration had done to international alliances, institutions internationally collaboration and so on. Will be very pleased that Antony Blinken is the man who is tipped to be the secretary of state. It is true, though, isn't it? That foreign policy may not actually be Joe Biden's pressing issue, given the impact of covert 19 in the United States. Correct. I mean his priority. I think the part of the administration is going to be domestic because of the health implications of the pandemic and the economic implications of the pandemic. I mean, we're facing a as much of the world is a severe economic crisis. And I'm not having mentioned that the racial tensions and the polarization of a country that has gone through an election, the result of which is still not been acknowledged by the by the sitting president and many of his followers, so the party's going to be domestic. Joe Biden is somebody who is a senator. As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Foreign policy is in his DNA's A Tony Blinken is probably his closest partner. When it comes to Ah, colleague when it comes to foreign policy, So I think you're going to see a big emphasis on the themes that you just mentioned, which is re stitching multilateral alliances. Resuming U. S participation in some of the treaties and some of the organizations that President Trump withdrew from. But both the president and Antoni if he is, in fact, if he does become secretary of state are going to face a world that is very different from the world that they were they were participating in the Obama administration is short four years ago. Image of the United States the credibility of the United States the fragmentation of the world order. Everything has accelerated over the last four years. Well, let's talk about some of the treaties that he might decide to rejoin. We we know that on on climate change, he is going to rejoin the Paris accord. It's also been reported that Jake Sullivan, another Joe Biden adviser, is expected to be named his national security advisor. And in the context of the J C P o a the Iran nuclear deal. The combination Of Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan. Pretty significant. And let's not forget that as you're buying himself, wrote an article not long ago in which he said that the U. S. Should rejoin the JCP away if Iran agrees toe come back into compliance with his provisions. So that has been a commitment that he made during the campaign. It's by the way, the position that I think every other maybe, with one exception, every other candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination made So I think it is. The intent of it would be the intent of the administration to come back in. Now That's easier said than done. They're going to be obstacles. Iran is not in compliance, President Trump has added and continues to add weekly a huge number of sanctions that are going to be Difficult to deal with. But the intense that projector I think has been clear. And as you say, with both Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan again, if both of them if the rumors are confirmed, I think you have a pretty strong sense that That's what the United States is going to try to do, and we'll work with European partners and others to get there. Robert Malley, president and CEO of an international crisis group. Do stay with us. Thanks for your insight. So far, I think we could go back to Riyadh and join these do set. Lee's just tell us why this is such a tricky meeting for the Saudis toe say Yes, indeed, it has taken place. Our news harvesters may remember the reporting on what are called the Abraham Accords. Historic peace deals, normalizing relations between the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in the Gulf. So the Neighbors and allies of Saudi Arabia, and it's being asked repeatedly will the Saudi kingdom the jewel in the crown for Israel also normalized relations and it was always said it's simply too sensitive because The Saudi king is not in favor of it. He does not want to be seen to be turning his back on the Palestinians, and also he's not just the king of Saudi Arabia. He also holds the position of the custodian of the two holiest mosques in Islam, Mecca and Medina. And therefore in these, he has to be mindful off the reaction in the in the Islamic world, and that is why this is so sensitive and we have this curious situation now where we have two conflicting accounts of whether the meeting took place it all on given that we have those conflicting narratives going on. I mean, presumably the Saudis. Won't really know what what to say. And how to how to frame What has we assume he clearly has taken place? The Israelis have no reason T lie even if it was a meeting taking place in secret. Well, they're conservative Kingdom took a thoroughly modern method to issue their first denial and maybe the only denial in public, which is the tweets. I Prince Faisal Bin Farhaan saying regarding those media reports that no meeting occurred and I've sent messages to senior Saudi official and I said, Well, Somebody is giving fake news and they said Well, the situation is clear cuts. It's not us. Dude. Does the aviation tracking data live? Let's go to the fax this This is how this story broke. It was a plane spotter tweeting about an absolutely rare flight direct flight between the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv. And the Saudi coastal city of Neon had taken place and it was also established that the aircraft was a private jet that had been used by Benjamin Netanyahu before for his for his visits, including to see Vladimir Putin. So the question was well, who went to neon. That in itself was very, very interesting, sensitive and crucial. And then it was Thies really journalists you can keep. It is very hard hard to keep a secret in Israel, who first broke the story, saying that they had been told that not just Benjamin Netanyahu, but the head of Mossad had been on a few hours visit. Highly significant, highly sensitive a great coup for these radios to neon. So that is the Saudis found themselves. I mean, either they're either there's been an agreement not to leak it to the Israeli defense minister whose arrival off rival and ally Of Benjamin Netanyahu, sort of accused Netanyahu of leaking this information. Okay, causing this huge political and diplomatic spat now leads to set in Riyadh and Rob Malley in the United States. Thanks both always very useful to.
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"I'm David Greene and I'm Steve Inskeep. The man widely expected to lead President elect Biden's foreign policy has a different perspective on the world. Mike Pompeo, the departing secretary of state leaves behind a legacy of loyalty to Donald Trump is reported. Replacement has a long history of engaging with the world. Multiple news organizations say Tony Blinken Is the choice. He served as deputy secretary of state in the Obama administration and is a longtime adviser to bite. Earlier this year, Blinken spoke at the Hudson Institute a think tank and described what he thought foreign policy could look like under bite. And by the administration, we would see more emphasis on the end of Pacific more emphasis on our own hemisphere. As well as from sustained engagement I would hope with with Africa and obviously, Europe remains a partner First resort, not a last resort. When it comes to contending with the challenges we face. Let's pick up on that thought about Europe. The relationship with Europe has been difficult under President Trump, who pushed allies to contribute more to defense spending. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken with Biden since his victory and has since said that Europe needs to contribute more to the transatlantic partnership once Biden takes office. A few days ago, I asked Peter Vidic, who served as Germany's ambassador to the US until 2018 why America might have made those remarks. I think she made this statement because she wanted to point to the changes in international relations in recent years. First, Europe is less important to any American president than it used to be. The center of Gravity is not Europe anymore for the U. S. But it's clearly Asia and China in particular. And second, the U. S will not be the policemen of the world anymore. So the obvious conclusion for Europeans and Germans in particular is that we will have to do more for our own security in terms of defense spending and also in terms off security engagement. In our neighborhood, so America will not do this for us anymore. Is there an irony that Merkel would then say, As soon as there's a new president, we really need to step it up. I think it reflects the change off configuration in international relations, really? I think we are now aware that we have to look after ourselves. And it is also sort of a a gesture towards the new president Biden that we will not come empty handed into this new phase off the Atlantic partnership. Meaning that Europe still needs the United States even if the United States has to spend more of its time focused on Asia and China. Well, there is a debate about this in Europe, but I think most people in Germany Would say that this fundamental truth is still unchanged. Your will not be able in the foreseeable future to guarantee its own security without the U. S. We cannot replace Conventional and nuclear capacities off the U. S. So NATO remains for us off most importance to Europe, and therefore we welcome that President Biden is such a strong backer of NATO, You mentioned that the United States is more focused on China these days. I have heard smart people supportive of the new president here in the United States. Draw a link between Europe and China and say the United States faces this enormous challenge of contending with China and that the way to do that is to collaborate more closely with Europe because the combined economic power of the European Union and the UK and the United States is so enormous that China might More readily have to listen. What do you think of that? Yes, I think the Europeans are totally aware that the rise of China is the strategic challenge for the US in the next decades, and I don't think that many Europeans expect buying to perform a U turn on Sino American relations, given that the consensus in Washington is being tough on China I believe that the U. S. Should rebalance who operation with China on global issues like climate change, etcetera on the one hand with competition and confrontation piece of the China On the other hand, maybe in the big political problems that concern all of us, So I think the Europeans would welcome If the new president could work with the Europeans on a joint agenda to address common grievances with China on trade on security. Because that would make us stronger. We would act as allies as two great economic blocs, and it would give us an enormous cloud to address all the concerns we have with China from intellectual property theft, toe forced technology transfer to cyber espionage and the very security risks. Had a newly assertive China is posing to the world. Peter Wittig was the German ambassador to the United States up until 2018 always a pleasure to talk with you. Thanks. Thank you, Steve. Yeah. So this next sound might bring back memories, maybe even a chilling sensation. If you took part in the viral challenge of 2014, I'm ready for the ice now. Oprah Winfrey took part in the A less ice bucket challenge more than 17 million other people did the same, having ice cold water poured over their heads for a good cause. That Quinn was co founder of the challenge. He died this weekend. At the age of 37 years old Quinn was diagnosed with a less of the age of 30, and he became an activist for the neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal court. The ice bucket challenge that he created raised $220 million for research. Dr John Landers of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, has been working on developing therapeutics for a ls many people that have done the less ice bucket challenge often asked me, you know, do you think we'll ever find a cure? And if you would ask me that question 15 years ago, I would say I don't see any Way, shape or form. We're gonna get to that. If you ask me today, I would say definitely. The challenge also brought awareness to what the disease is, and also the impact it has on the lives of those living with it. Here's Pat Quinn from earlier this year after he had lost the power to speak. He's heard through a computerized voice. Legacy was an incredibly powerful word. 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"tony blinken" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"And this is looking at a comment by President Xi Jin ping that the Chinese economy could double by 2035. And Michael Pettus, who has been the critic of the Chinese economic development process says Basically this is folly, he says. Every country that follows the high savings investment led growth model. China adopted back in the 19 nineties. Others have been Japan and in the seventies and eighties in Brazil earlier have gone through three distinct fate phases stages he calls them. Characterized by heavy investment in badly needed infrastructure that delivers many years of rapid but unbalanced growth. In the second stage. Each country seeks to re balance demand away from investment. Typically with little success. Growth remains fairly high, but it's now fueled by debt. And then you move into the third stage where the country kind of loses control of this and finally has to move in to try to re balance away from investment in towards consumption, he says. China There's no way they will be able to double growth unless they get to debt being 400% of GDP, and he doesn't think that will happen. All right. That's a look at the media. Kathleen and Doug to you. We'll burn Curtis. Thank you so very much for that. We want to get right to our next guest. Joining us from Washington, D. C. Ross Cat, Krasny. She's our deputy managing editor. And, of course you know, Roz, we're all set to ask you about the big Joe Biden Cabinet picks probably coming out on Tuesday. Well, we just got one Biden to name long time. Abe Lincoln as secretary of state. So tell us A little bit about him and why he is considered the right guy for such a big job. Yes, it's it's very interesting. Kathleen and certainly Antony or Tony Blinken has bean on the short list for Biden, secretary of State's sometime probably before the election, he's bean abide adviser to the campaign. His ties to the president elect go back a long time to when Biden was still in the Senate and Blinken with the stuff director on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He even worked in the Obama administration at the national security adviser to President Obama. And also a deputy secretary of state, so he has really impressive foreign policy chops. He has a long history with Biden likes to kept people that he knows and trusts and it seems like he was a natural for the job. But there were certainly other leading candidates as well among them Susan Rice. His name was thrown around, but I think calculus here, Roz, Correct me if I'm wrong is that you've got a handicap E the odds of Senate confirmation. You really do, and Susan Rice is a much more contentious person, You know, she she could have been secretary of state in the Obama administration but would not have been able to get Senate confirmation instruction became the U. N ambassador for for Obama. So yes, it's definitely a consideration for qualified Kevin picks. How do you get them through the Senate, which you know, we still don't know whether it will be Republican led after January, but very likely will be S O. That is a definite consideration, and it's hard to say to look at Tony Blinken and say, Oh, well, he's unacceptable. Just another quick follow on Susan Rice another seat. She might be chosen National Security Advisors. Something like that. She definitely could be. I mean, and I think she's somebody who's worked with Biden closely and also was involved with his campaign. So it would not surprise me to see her at a leading role in the administration. We just don't know what yet, and if there is a knish you with her. Being confirmed by the Senate. And there are various roles that she could take on that. Don't need Senate confirmation. So, Roz, what about Treasury? This is something that Kathleen and I were kind of going back and forth about. I mean, there are a number of names on this list. Janet Yellen label Brainard. Roger Ferguson, Raphael Bostic, Uh, to name a few. I mean, do we have a sense of which way the wind is blowing here? Well, according to my Bloomberg colleagues..
"tony blinken" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"This is America first and here's your host Dr Sebastian strange I got a message from our bodies over the times at amazing newspaper this long interview things the longest interview they've done with one of the American lead is program this thing fifty minutes sitting in a studio they put it up on you too and it's been demonetized why why is nothing on to war this no discussions in there for things that are prohibited we'll have to follow up with that why would you de monetize a video of me sitting in a room being interviewed about corruption in American politics the plot thickens and a man who knows everything about plots and covers or cover ups and getting to the truth underneath them is the one and only John sort of I'm so in a way when he breaks big stories the night before and you managed to get him on the show the next day you feel so very very grateful for this man at a shady Solomon reports on Twitter and Jon J. Solomon John Solomon reports dot com I'm John welcome back to America first activity which is seven thanks for the attention to this story to a much appreciated absolutely when whenever I get a text from John about the story we push it out as soon as we can you have this latest story on hunter Biden and the materials that have been Floyd released by the government with you and the the the the the cooperation of the southeastern legal foundation that's very different than the Southern Poverty Law Center very very different the southeastern legal foundation I I I read the first two paragraphs in the last hour of the show but get this to the the gist of of what you learned what is the documentary evidence that now is being released upon which you build this article John well what we now know is that between twenty fifteen and twenty sixteen hunter Biden his business partner Kevin archer and a brief smile holding the gas company had multiple contracts with his father state department the Obama state department then run by John Kerry one of those contracts occurs in late February twenty sixteen this is a critical time frame it is one month before Joe Biden goes to Ukrainian forces of fire the chief prosecutor a prosecutor who at that very moment was investigating hunter Biden's company for corruption and it occurs three weeks after the prosecutor who's about to be fired launches a read in credit she's is not property and cars and homes of hunter Biden's bossip brief the owner of response an old car and the name of Philip Chesky Nichola so which asking so there's a raid Joe Biden about to fire the guy who instigated the raid in in between that breeze much shows up at the state department with their American lawyer lobbyist representative and she makes a very strong case to the state department we need your help ending these corruption allegations in Ukraine about very slow and she is specifically invoked as a reason why the state department shopper that hunter Biden is on the board of directors if you ever want to see how influence peddling occurs in Washington and how people invoke the name of famous people to get something done this is a classic thing it's all captured in contemporaneously males the email suggests that this representative got hello meeting on March first last twenty eight days before Joe Biden affects the of the firing of the prosecutor a day after that March second twenty sixteen we we see a notation that hunter Biden business partner fellow Bristol board member Devin archer meets with John Kerry and then of course we know what Joe Biden due on March twenty ninth when you got the prosecutor fired all of this remembers occurring in a very important time it's the beginning of the presidential election the chassis pointing race it just begun and behind the scenes there was an effort to to keep the very smart corruption story from from bursting in the public that this prosecutor stroke and told you that he was just about to interview hunter Biden about his work with Borisova correct that's correct that's right so he had just rated the owners come home and and seize its assets he is making plans to interview hunter Biden and other Americans on the board and the board of directors are we giving should provisions of the company and he says why would he tell this to meet an ABC news and I believe a Washington post as well that he was told when he was fired he was fired not because he was an ineffective corruption prosecutor like Joe Biden says he was told by Ukrainians he was fired because he reached used to stand down the investigation of basement and that upset Joe Biden there is a name that crops up again and again and again in in this latest blockbuster piece from you Tony Blinken what is the role and significance of Tony Blinken at the state department John Solomon search anybody can was a number to use the deputy secretary of state at at the state department well respected national security official long time adviser to vice president Biden before he became the number two at St he was by the national security adviser in the vice president's office very close to the buying families and we see that the two contracts we know hunter Biden made to the US state department all sorts of Tony Blinken his father's one of his father's most trusted aides one of those is in may twenty fifteen or he asked to meet for coffee and then one is in July twenty fifteen when he attends a private lunch at the state department would blink and I'm very very important and is one of the weird thing about it the day that the rate is announced in Ukraine so the rate the rate at the very small owners home on February second twenty sixteen but it doesn't get announced until February fourth twenty sixteen on that day the day that the rate is announced when it's clear that Ukrainian prosecutors are escalating their investigation of the response hunter Biden there's a weird thing he sends a Twitter notification of Tony Blinken telling him he's following them on Twitter why is that moment why that date that's hunter Biden send a notification of Tony Blinken the following month later and why does Tony Blinken preserve that notification is he now and now it produces in as part of the for a release it's very interesting stuff and it begs a lot more questions of investigating also another name in your piece we've heard about Rosemont Seneca the company that was created by Kerry's steps on and by Biden's son that received one and a half billion dollars from China what is Rosemont Seneca Bo hi John Solomon so it appears to be a spin off for we know that Devin archer hunter Biden's kill kill board member on the response I will business partner is a custodian Ford we know that hunter Biden took multiple payments out of it and it is the firm that brief smallholdings case more than three point four million dollars to after hunter Biden Devin Archerd joined the reason as board members that's a lot of lot of money when you think about a hundred and sixty six thousand dollars a month that's the reason I was paying this firm run by two of its board members now it's marked as consulting payments in the records will whether it was the payment for their service on the border for consulting on the side we don't really know but we do know that it was a large sum of money and it was the recipient of the money those months senator Bo hi what we also know is that Christopher Hinds section of John Kerry long time business partners with hunter Biden and Devin archer one out of his way the day that Devin archer eleven archer and and hunter Biden were announced of board members in joint brief one out of his way to tell is that and his dad's leaders of the state department I had nothing to do this I'm not participating this and we now know from an interview with The Washington Post from his spokesman said Christopher Hinds was so disturbed by hunter Biden Devin archer's decision.