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AP News Radio
House GOP to subpoena Blinken over Afghanistan dissent cable
"House Republicans plan to subpoena Secretary of State Antony Blinken over an Afghan descent cable. I Norman hall, GOP House members plan to deliver subpoena to secretary state Antony Blinken for classified cables related to the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the so called descent cable was written by diplomats at the U.S. embassy in Kabul shortly before the August 2021 withdrawal, foreign affairs committee chairman Mike McCall of Texas as blinken told him on Monday he would not be handing over the document or his response to it, according to a letter seen by the AP the State Department had said it would release the substance of the cable, Norman hall, Washington
AP News Radio
Taliban want control of more Afghan diplomatic missions
"The Taliban say they're trying to take charge of more Afghan embassies abroad despite their international isolation because of their restrictions on women and girls, in a video the government's main spokesperson said they had sent diplomats to at least 14 countries to take charge of other diplomatic missions abroad, the UN and foreign governments have been extremely critical of the Taliban's treatment of female education and employment as a result the international community in general remains wary of officially recognizing the Taliban in Kabul, tenth grade students had awards, told the AP she has few prospects under the Taliban's rule. We're living with an uncertain future women's futures are wasted because they can not study and go to school, despite the disapproval to Taliban policies on women and girls, some countries retain an active diplomatic mission in Afghanistan, including Pakistan, turkey, Qatar, and China. I'm Karen Chammas
The Officer Tatum Show
How the White House Gave Putin a Green Light for Ukraine
"Now, we're talking about a Pakistan here, Chad and before we go, I want to make sure we have you wrap up on that, but I also want to get your take on what's happening in Russia, Ukraine, IRC, Xi Jinping, visiting Russia. This is absolutely insane. All right, so just if you would ramp up what you were talking about as far as Pakistan and the ISI yeah, I mean, just I mean, this is our enemy. This is who we've been fighting for the last 20 years when we fight when we say fight and Taliban. And the truth is, we didn't negotiate with our allies. We didn't negotiate with. We didn't negotiate with the Afghan government. We spent 20 years in place. The only people we talked to when I say we, The White House talk to was the Taliban, our enemy of 20 years, and we left Afghanistan without the consensus of the rest of the world. And we had 2500 troops there. We had 2500 troops and 20 places that can name around the world. We still have 50,000 troops in Japan and 40,000 in Germany and 35,000 in South Korea. This is not how the United States strategical leaves places and it created a catastrophe. And left Americans behind cost American lives left a 100,000 Afghan allies behind and left a 40 million vulnerable Afghans including 20 million women and little girls that we raped and for the rest of their life because of this. And so it's complete tragedy. And the world is watching our enemies are watching, which leads us into why Putin invaded Ukraine because he could. Because of the weakness in our White House and he postured against the imposture and the border with a 100,000 troops. Right. Joe, Joe Biden flinched, moved our U.S. troops out of Ukraine, moved our embassy out of Ukraine, the rest of the NATO partners followed and gave a green light for Putin to come in. And now we're sending a 113 plus $1 billion to Ukraine. None of that money is making it to help those people. It's a complete catastrophe. It's only it's only emboldening Putin and continue doing what he's doing and it's incentivizing people like zelensky who are getting all this money and never in this war because why they're making veins and dollars off of it, including corrupt politics in the United States.
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
Poll: Democrats Now Sympathize More With Palestinians Than Israelis
"Is the baron Boris Epstein. Welcome back to America first. Happy Friday. Happy Friday my friend. It's an honor to be with you and honor me with the audience that is beautiful Friday it is president Trump dominating the polling winning all across the spectra putting on putting out powerful videos but a great week. Yeah, we played clips for two clips from his video at the top of the show. If he keeps on doing that, he will be just fine substantive policy videos, but you mentioned polling. Let's talk about a poll that I'm sure disturbs you, my dear friend. This is from the daily caller, Kate Anderson. I need you to react, especially when it comes to how these people vote in the federal elections. Democrats now sympathize more with Palestinians than Israel for the first time in decades, the latest polling, this just blows my mind. This is from Gallup Boris. Help me understand this. Now, 49% of registered Democrats have a preferential view of the Palestinian authority over Israel and the pro Israel vote has sunk to 39%. Do these people not understand the difference between these two communities? They do not understand it. And it is absolutely disappointing, depressing and awful, that the left in America, Ilhan Omar, she looked like AOC, Jim Clyburn, Nancy Pelosi. Their push to anti Israel, anti zionist, like beyond anti semitic agenda so far that now as well as pulling low solo with American public. President Trump stood for his move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem he took out from Soleimani, he fought for Israeli independence. He recognized the goal on heights and he was the best friend to the State of Israel, really an American history, but now you've got the left, let's just be honest, there isn't just about being anti Israeli or anti zionist, anti semitic.
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
The Implications of China Brokering a Deal With Saudi Arabia and Iran
"So Iran and Saudi Arabia are enemies. It's important to emphasize that Iran and Saudi Arabia are some people think, well, there are both Muslims and so obviously they're not enemies well. Actually, no. First of all, the Saudis are Arabs. The Iranians are not. Number two, there is huge rivalry for who gets to be top dog in the Middle East. The rivalry is between the important countries in the region really namely three. Iran, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has by and large been in the American orbit. It's been our ally and Iran has been our adversary, at least since the Khomeini revolution of the late 1970s. So what does it mean that these two adversaries that had no diplomatic relations with each other? They weren't talking to each other, are now coming together and they're coming together in important ways. They're going to open up diplomatic relations so that means embassies and Iranian embassy in Saudi Arabia, Saudi embassy in Iran, they're also going to begin a trade partnership in a technology partnership while respecting quote the principle of non interference in the internal affairs of state. So the Saudis are not going to try to foment dissent in Iran and the Iranians are agreeing not to do the same in Saudi Arabia. Now this deal was brokered by China, apparently with some help of Oman and one or two other of the Arab kingdoms, but the meanings that led to this were held in Beijing and there was a so called I'm now looking at it here joint trilateral statement by the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the People's Republic of China.
AP News Radio
Syria hopes Iran-Saudi agreement will ease regional tension
"Syria has welcomed the recent agreement between Iran and Saudi Arabia to reestablish diplomatic relations, saying it will lead to more stability in the region as part of the diplomatic breakthrough the two regional rivals also agreed to reopen their embassies after 7 years of tensions serious foreign ministry welcomed the agreements in a statesman's calling it an important step that will lead to strengthening security and stability in the region, Iran has been a major backer of president Bashar al-Assad's government, while Saudi Arabia's supports opposition fighters trying to remove him from power, the agreement is also seen as a major diplomatic victory for China, who helped to broker the deal as gulf Arab states perceive the U.S. as reducing its presence in the Middle East. I am Karen Chammas
Dennis Prager Podcasts
China Accuses US of Aggression
"So as I explained in the last segment, our policies and behavior towards China has been anything much confrontational. In fact, it has been quite soft and cowardly. One of the biggest things that we did was just send 100 to 200 more troops to Taiwan. When I reported on that last week on my showtime, was someone wrote into me and said, I think you got that number wrong. And I said, no, I didn't. It's 100 to 200. So hardly anything to write home to mom about, but nevertheless, China is accusing us of aggression. And I was providing some examples of the many ways that China is the aggressor in the United States and towards other foreign powers. But back to what I was discussing, I was mentioning that in 2022, the Justice Department found and charged several Chinese Communist Party affiliates for planning to violently attack a U.S. House of representative candidate for New York's tenth congressional district named Jiang Yang. He is a Chinese American and during his campaign. He spoke out very harshly against the CCP and against communism and again these Chinese affiliates tried to target him and assassinate him and luckily it was uncovered, but just yet another example of China's aggression. I also mentioned that they have opened several overseas police stations around the world, including one in New York City. Chinese officials have said that this is necessary to provide quote unquote vital services for Chinese citizens living in the United States, but isn't that what an embassy does?
Monica Showalter: Another Pulitzer Prize Discredited As Propaganda
"Nonetheless Monica showalter writes another Pulitzer Prize discredited his propaganda she writes in the American thinker Remember all that political hay the far left and its media Made during the Vietnam War about the wickedness of America's South Vietnamese ally in the importance of abandoning that country to the communists Here's the Pulitzer Prize winning AP photo that was supposed to prick our consciences Make us turn against that so called immoral war against the communist takeover and it's the picture Excuse me of South Vietnamese police captain Coldly executing Viet Cong captain on von lem There's no doubt about it The photo is hard to look at she writes its crude rough wartime justice The film is even harder to look at He ran on the front page of The New York Times cropped from the original To fill the space and make it impact even more impact even more immediate And it got the results the anti war left wanted public sentiment abruptly turned against the war as a result of that photo The people were abandoned by the Americans who cut and run Evacuation from Saigon embassy on the rooftop was only recently bested by Joe Biden's Afghanistan pull out And after that the re-education camps rolled in the boat people launched into the high seas and the killing fields of Cambodia began Jane Fonda must have been so proud of herself Just one problem The context was missing And that context mattered
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
The Nikki Haley Uniqueness
"Haley, a lot of people are going to run. What is your unique appeal? Your vision that is different from, say, former president Trump, governor desantis, former Secretary of State Pompeo. Lots of people are running. Christian uno. Mike Pence, maybe your fellow south carolinian Tim Scott. What is unique about the Haley appeal? Well, I think look at my record. I mean, I have been a chief executive. I've been a governor. I've run a state. I've had to deal with crises. I've had to balance the budget. I've had to manage a National Guard. I've had to work with her chains and floods, and I reformed education past voter ID and passed an Arizona E immigration law. I took 20,000 people from welfare and put up the work and created reforms in our prison system that gave us the lowest recidivism rate in the country. When I went to the UN, I dealt with thugs and dictators every day. We passed the largest sanctions against any country and a generation in North Korea. We helped get out of the Iran deal. We pushed for the embassy to remove from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but more than that, we made sure we had the backs of our allies and we held our enemies to account and we made America strong again. I've got the executive experience. I've got foreign policy experience and I've got a love for a country that I am determined to get back on her feet again. I
AP News Radio
Intel agencies: No sign adversaries behind 'Havana syndrome'
"U.S. intelligence agencies say there is no sign, any foreign adversaries are behind the incidents leading to so called Havana syndrome among hundreds of American personnel worldwide. The cases date to a series of reported brain injuries 7 years ago at the U.S. embassy in Cuba, investigators looked at roughly 1500 cases in 96 countries. There have long been suspicions Russia or another country may have been using some form of directed energy to target Americans. But intelligence officials say most cases appear to have different causes from environmental factors to undiagnosed illnesses, and there is no single explanation. Investigators found no credible evidence any adversary had a weapon that could cause the reported symptoms or a listening device that might inadvertently cause harm, Sagar, Meghani, Washington.
AP News Radio
Australia quietly expels major Russian spy ring, report says
"And Australian newspaper is reporting the nation's main domestic spy agency has quietly expelled a Russian spy ring from the country. I'm Ben Thomas with details. The Australian security intelligence organization revealed earlier this week that it had detected and disrupted a major spy network, but did not name the country responsible. The agency's chief described it as a hive of spies bigger and more dangerous than a nest of spies previously disrupted. Precise numbers have not been reported. The Sydney morning Herald reports the country was Russia, citing unnamed sources with knowledge of the operation, the newspaper says to aspiring comprised purported embassy and consular staff, as well as other operatives using deep cover identities in
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
Sebastian Is Joined In-Studio by Joe DiGenova and Victoria Toensing
"Let's just look at the situation on Capitol Hill. This was a catastrophic failure of security by the capitol police. Totally. And the police in the District of Columbia who were responsible for the security of the capitol, but it's the capitol police are responsible for the security of that building. The Speaker of the House, the sergeant at arms in both chambers and the architect of the capitol. I used to run this when I was the chief counsel and staff director of the Senate rules committee. I had jurisdiction over the capitol police and all the security. The fact that they were unprepared knowing that there were going to be a half a million people who were going to be asked to march to the capitol in peaceably demonstrate shows that they were woefully unprepared. Now, when you're unprepared and you lose the advantage as a law enforcement organization, the one thing that you do not do is you do not become bull Connor and you do not start brandishing weapons on people who are unarmed. This is a big mistake. It is a catastrophic security failure on Capitol Hill, which never should have occurred. They were totally unprepared. That's called making the news as it's happening. That's a throwback to our former studio two years ago as the events of January 6th were unfolding. We had the perfect guests in studio, people who understand what was happening even as it was happening. And we're back because of the breaking news of January 6th and all that footage that's been released to a certain individual at Fox News and your favorites are back in studio. Jojoba, Victoria tansen, do you remember that interview? Do you remember what that day was like? Never forget it. That was something else. Because you had just gotten in from hearing the speech. I'd been right there in front of the ellipse with the president listening to the speech, couldn't make it to Congress. My speech in front of the Supreme Court later that afternoon had been canceled, although that Nancy Pelosi subpoenaing my text messages because I was giving a speech at the Supreme Court. But let's go back in time because we have to talk about these latest developments. We have to talk about what's happening in the last two years. But Joe, why were you why were you uniquely qualified to talk about security on capital hill as those events were occurring? Please remind our listeners. Well, I had been the united states attorney for the District of Columbia under Ronald Reagan from 1983 to 1988. How old were you? I'm going to have something very rude. How old are you? I was 36. That's crazy. The youngest U.S. attorney attorney for district. He was great. I believe he was great, but that's so young. Yeah, but I had also been an assistant U.S. attorney in that office years before. And one of my assignments was to monitor the demonstrations in front of the then Soviet embassy. And all of those demonstrations over the years had been monitored, controlled with the Metropolitan Police department, demonstrations on Capitol Hill, tremendous amount of planning, scripting, talking with the Defense Department, the State Department, everybody. There was no way that you have something like January 6th, and you don't plan that out in every single step of the way every detail fine tuned with the police, the National Guard, and everything. And it didn't happen. But you also, in that position, as U.S. attorney, you were in those meetings back then with the house. Yes, absolutely. We conducted those meetings. We were in charge of making sure that the FBI, that the Metropolitan Police that everybody coordinated the activities that we had prosecutors ready to go to do arraignments in court if large numbers of people were going to be arrested. And so this was routine. We had been doing this for 40 years and then this happens on January 6th and you look at it and all you can say as a professional is these people did absolutely nothing to prepare for this major event. They were so prepared. I think it was interesting that Joe has told me that they would say, okay, you're all going to be arrested. And then we're going to go down to the station. And then we're going to let you go. And everyone agreed, okay, we'll do it that
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
Sebastian Is Joined in-Studio by Joe DiGenova and Victoria Toensing
"We're back because of the breaking news of January 6th and all that footage that's been released to a certain individual at Fox News and your favorites are back in studio. Jojoba, Victoria tansen, do you remember that interview? Do you remember what that day was like? Never forget it. That was something else. Because you had just gotten in from hearing the speech. I'd been right there in front of the ellipse with the president listening to the speech, couldn't make it to Congress. My speech in front of the Supreme Court later that afternoon had been canceled, although that Nancy Pelosi subpoenaing my text messages because I was giving a speech at the Supreme Court. But let's go back in time because we have to talk about these latest developments. We have to talk about what's happening in the last two years. But Joe, why were you why were you uniquely qualified to talk about security on capital hill as those events were occurring? Please remind our listeners. Well, I had been the united states attorney for the District of Columbia under Ronald Reagan from 1983 to 1988. How old were you? I'm going to have something very rude. How old are you? I was 36. That's crazy. The youngest U.S. attorney attorney for district. He was great. I believe he was great, but that's so young. Yeah, but I had also been an assistant U.S. attorney in that office years before. And one of my assignments was to monitor the demonstrations in front of the then Soviet embassy. And all of those demonstrations over the years had been monitored, controlled with the Metropolitan Police department, demonstrations on Capitol Hill, tremendous amount of planning, scripting, talking with the Defense Department, the State Department, everybody. There was no way that you have something like January 6th, and you don't plan that out in every single step of the way every detail fine tuned with the police, the National Guard, and everything. And it didn't happen.
CoinDesk Podcast Network
Interactive Brokers Launches Crypto Trading in Hong Kong
"Zach. You got our first story. What's up? Yeah, I do. Let's go to Hong Kong. We're going to talk about interactive brokers setting up a institutional offering over in Hong Kong. This is rolling out Bitcoin and eth trading to professional investors over in Hong Kong. And I think it really speaks to the shifting geographical landscape, especially in Asia where the mood around crypto is a little bit less dour than it is over here in North America. Obviously with these recent SEC actions, the mood in American crypto is a bit dark. That said, over in Hong Kong, we're seeing an institutional product roll out in addition to some other interesting developments relating to retail. So a couple of things to talk about, I think Hong Kong obviously has been maybe making a play for some of its former glory as a kind of one of the original Asian crypto capitals. Boss a little bit of that shine to Singapore. But even beyond that, you know, Korea, Japan, there's still a lot of excitement in those markets all over in the west, things are a bit bleak. So again, let's go to Hong Kong, talk about the situation there. Definitely a very important part of the crypto ecosystem. And it has been for quite a while. A lot of trading firms set up there. A lot of different legal entities running out of Hong Kong. Hasn't really been in the spotlight the last few years that a lot of eyes have been on the United States or Western Europe. That's where a lot of developers have been. That's where a lot of the action has been. Obviously, we are living in a new regulatory regime with crypto as well as Zach was just mentioning the SEC stuff. So I think people are going to start looking internationally and I think Hong Kong is a strong contender for where people might look towards because it has strong government that has clear rule of law and there's a lot of capital there,
ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
John Kirby: The U.S. Is Not Flying Balloons Over China
"John Kirby, wagon from The White House over the spy balloons cut number 13. Want to get your reaction to some breaking news out of Beijing, just in the last hour or two, the foreign ministry there has accused the United States since the start of 2022 of flying balloons ten different times over Chinese airspace. Can you respond to that accusation? Not true. Not doing it. Just absolutely not true. So the U.S., let me just push you a little further then. So the U.S. is not using these balloons technologies at all over China. That is right. We are not flying balloons. Over China. That is absolutely true. Okay, and then lastly then, just as will there be, will that viewpoint be expressed directly to Beijing beyond here on the front of the confines of morning Joe? When did the next conversation start between Washington and Beijing over a matter that's clearly inflaming tensions between the two countries? Well, two points there, Jonathan, first of all, we still have diplomatic relations with China. We still have an embassy there. It's not like all communications between us and the PRC have shut down. Obviously there are certain vehicles like military to military vehicles, which are not open to us right now, and that's unfortunate. But we do have the ability to communicate directly with the Chinese leaders and we have in private settings about our concerns over that spy balloon. All
AP News Radio
Ukraine: Russian forces pushing their advance on eastern city Bakhmut
"Ukraine's presidential office says fierce battles are raging outside back mud as Russian forces push their advance on the eastern city with heavy shelling and infantry attacks. The presidential office says at least 5 civilians and as many were wounded in action across the war torn country over the last 24 hour period, meanwhile, Britain's defense ministry says in a briefing, Russian forces are bolstering defensive fortifications along southern Ukraine, appearing concerned about protecting the southern fringes of the 800 mile battlefront. The U.S. embassy in Moscow has issued another warning for its citizens to depart immediately from Russia. I'm Charles De Ledesma
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
Biden's Alternate Reality With Robert Wilkie
"We're living in a bizarro world as if there's real life there's Putin in Ukraine. There's China with its balloons. There's 13 servicemen and women dead in Afghanistan. And then there's this alternate reality. And the ahistoricism. Yes. Of these people. First of all, it's not the largest evacuation. The largest evacuation was done from the beaches of Dunkirk. Three times as many people evacuated. On small little private boats. On little boats and destroyers. And the courage of the Royal Navy and the British merchants. So it was success so much that Churchill immediately said wars are not won by evacuations. Even though he would manage to save the British expeditionary. And two divisions of French soldiers. He didn't hide it. He didn't hide it. What Biden did was the greatest military performed the greatest military disaster. Since the surrender of the Philippines. And then even the evacuation from Vietnam. That was not a moment of pride for the United States. Even though we had stepped away from combat operations for about two years, to see the American embassy flooded with desperate people. Clinging to the skids of helicopters to get away from communists, and then to see this. Someone who has always, and I've seen him in my military life. And also in my days in the Senate, he always believes he's the smartest person in the room. Which is quite responsible. It's cloud cuckoo. I mean, given what Democrats have said about him, including Obama, Robert Gates, the fact that he's still believed it.
The Dan Bongino Show
Who Is Konstantin Kilimnik?
"Here's an article by the hill about Constantine Constantine kilimnik who just to be sure here Adam Schiff goofball spineless loser not a shred of human dignity at all The epitome of human waste piled 6 feet tall how did they mold a pile of human waste to look like Adam Schiff like them They get the color out How did they do that Adam Schiff goes on CNN And repeats this weekend the Russia hoax again because he was dealing with a Russian asset but he doesn't mention his name Why Because when you look up the name Constantine column one of the pieces that comes up is a piece of the hill By an actual reporter John Solomon And John Solomon notes talking about the Mueller report is what it doesn't state is that Constantine kilimnik was a sensitive intelligence source for the State Department going back to at least 2013 while he was still working for Manafort according to FBI and State Department memos John Solomon himself reviewed Kilimnik was not even just any kind of run of the mill source he interacted with the chief political officer at the U.S. embassy in Kyiv Sometimes meeting several times a week to provide information on the Ukraine government He relayed messages back to Ukraine's leaders and delivered written reports to U.S. officials via emails that stretched on for thousands of words the memo shows Wait wait hold on Read this again So the guy working with Paul Manafort who sleazebag human waste pile 6 feet high Adam Schiff Says is a Russian asset meaning anyone working with this guy is a de facto Russian asset too Was a source for the State Department and the FBI back in 2013
Bloomberg Radio New York
"u.s. embassy" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Governor Greg Abbott and the U.S. embassy in Islamabad Pakistan is reporting there's a plot to attack Americans at a hotel sometime over the holidays there. I'm Michael kassner. And I'm Scott Carr from the Bloomberg newsroom. It'll be months, if not years before FTX customers know how much they'll get back from the failed crypto exchange. But Bloomberg is reporting some of the world's savviest distressed debt investors are already looking to make a play for such firms which profit, of course, by picking through the ruins of failed companies. The calculation behind any moves could be tricky, first customers would have to become desperate enough to accept a fraction of what their owed likely through a claims trade in return for getting some cash immediately. China says it will strive to recalibrate its relationship with the U.S. and increase communication with Europe as China outlines its major diplomatic tasks for next year during a speech at a symposium about foreign relations Sunday the Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said China's committed to following through on the comment understandings as he put it reached between the Chinese and U.S. presidents and worked to bring bilateral relations back to the right course. President Xi Jinping has thought to mend frayed ties with the U.S. and its allies, holding its first in person summit with president Joe Biden in Bali Indonesia last month. The U.S. has been pressuring its security partners, including South Korea, the Netherlands, Taiwan, and Japan to comply with sweeping curbs on the sale of advanced semiconductors to China. China's economy continued to slow in December as the massive COVID-19 outbreak spread across that country. Activity fell as more people stayed home to try and avoid getting sick, or to recover. Bloomberg's Larry kofsky has more. A Bloomberg aggregate index of 8 early indicator shows a decline in December from an already weak pace in November, although there's no reliable data on the extent of the spread of the virus or the number of sick and dead, it had reached every province before extensive and regular testing ended. The canceling of almost all domestic restrictions in China now means the virus can circulate freely. I'm Larry kofsky, Bloomberg radio, in Asia Monday, stocks made small advances while currencies were mixed amid some cautious trading and reduced activity with many markets closed for the holiday benchmark equity indexes for Mainland China, Japan, and South Korea all climbed less than 1% with a gain of just above that for India, Heather markets, including Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia were shut. The nikkei in Japan closed higher by a 170 points or .65% in Monday trading. Looking ahead to key events this week, China's industrial profits will be posted Tuesday as will U.S. wholesale inventories. The bank of Japan will release the summary of options from its December meeting on Wednesday. U.S. initial jobless claims will be out Thursday. Also, the European Central Bank publishes an economic bulletin on Thursday. Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake. Powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries. I'm Scott Carr. This is Bloomberg. On the latest edition of the Bloomberg surveillance podcast on his friend Scott miner, a conversation with bob diamond. I just already miss him terribly. He had the kindest soul of anyone I've ever worked with for every person who worked with. And Tom had actually went before that to Morgan Stanley, Scott and I were in Morgan Stanley, New York. I moved to London in 88 to run international fixed income trading, the trading outside the U.S., Scott was good enough to leave his unit and come and join my unit, which was pretty new at the time. And when I think back at the incredible transaction we did during that period, not many people recall this, but we did the first European currency unit Bond ever issued in 1992 when Scott and I were at Morgan Stanley. Ironically, the issuer was the Bank of England, and it was certainly a precursor to all that came following that with the single currency and the introduction of the Euro in 1998. But that was just, to me, just another example of how Scott was always at the very, very forefront of everything going on in the fixed income markets. Scarlet foo and our fed coverage have always seen how he's supple how he could change his mind as I say he had a train of thought like a CPA not like some fancy CFA macro baloney. But the answer is Scott minard for you and others, including Guggenheim, had to manage risk. What was the key risk attribute that he had daily on the Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse? I think of a time and credit suite. First of all, this is a man who loved studying the markets being the fed, always had a grasp on the macro environment. Catch more of this in other conversations on today's Bloomberg surveillance podcast. Subscribe to Apple, Spotify, and anywhere else
Monocle 24: The Globalist
"u.s. embassy" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Past 8 in Barcelona, 13 minutes past 7, here in London. The United States embassy in Madrid received a suspicious package yesterday and 5 letter bombs have been sent to various targets in the country, including one to the Ukrainian embassy that ignited injuring an employee. Other explosive devices concealed in postal packages were sent to Spain's defense ministry, a European Union satellite center and an arms factory that makes grenades for Ukraine. Well, I'm joined now by Stephen Bergen, who is a writer and journalist for The Guardian and the observer based in Spain, and he joins me now from Barcelona. Good morning to Stephen. These packages were delivered across a two day period, but we're now also hearing reports that the Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez's office also received a letter containing an explosive device on November 24th, is this thought to be connected? At the moment, no connection has been made except with the ones that were all delivered in the past couple of days, the 6 that you mentioned, it's not there has been no statement yet whether there's a connection with the earlier package. All of the 6 were delivered by ordinary post, all in similar envelopes, all in the same handwriting. And that one of them that had not been well obviously as you said one exploded when employee Ukrainian embassy opened it. But the others have all bar one been destroyed by controlled explosions, but the one that hasn't is the key to what's going on and to the key to finding out who has actually sent these. Obviously it's an individual. And obviously it has some connection with the Russia's war in Ukraine given the targets are associated with either the government Ukraine or military people. And do we know exactly what the envelopes contain, what kind of explosive material? Yeah, well, it seems that the explosive is thought to come from fireworks, so somebody's been emptying out fireworks. And there's one report that they also contain small metal balls, which would if exploded would act as shrapnel. They're pretty amateurish, which doesn't mean that they couldn't cause harm. Fortunately, the one person who did open that suffered only very minor injuries. And I think that's all we know. I think they will probably track down who wrote them, who sent them. Either through handwriting or the forensics on the one that remains intact. Can you give us more detail about the recipients? Well, the recipients were the Ukrainian embassy. The Spanish president Pedro Sanchez, his defense minister margarita robles, and then there were two others, oh, and the U.S. embassy. And then one was sent to an armaments company and the other, as you mentioned to this, the EU satellite base that Tori Honda and that's the one that is intact and the one that they're examining. And to the packages come from within Spain. Yes, that's definitely they've all been sent within Spain and as I said by ordinary post. Has anyone claimed responsibility? No, nobody's said anything. Given the scale of, I mean, they're such small packages. I think somebody is trying to make a statement that sort of a provocation rather than any real intent to injure or kill. Has there been any comment official comment from Russia? No, not at all. There's been official comment from Ukraine telling embassies to tighten up security. And on that on that note, the Spanish government has not raised the terrorism alert level suggesting that they're not taking this as a major threat. I wonder how security is being stepped up though. Well, I think the embassies and possible government targets, there's people just a high level of alert and just the usual tightening up on security checks, ID and obviously the any male arriving at any of these destinations will be even more carefully screened. And Stephen, how is this been covered there? I'm wondering if it's affecting Spaniard's support for Kyiv for the war. Well, judging by this morning's papers, it's dropped down the news agenda. No, I don't think it would have any impact on people's overall support for the Ukrainian cause. And the government has made a statement that margarita robles, who was one of the targets, says, this will not in any way have an impact on Spain's support of Ukraine. Steven, thank you very much indeed. That was Stephen Bergen in Barcelona. Still to come, we'll head to Switzerland to review the day's papers, get the latest film news with Karen Krauss, and then monocle 24s Andrew Muller will be telling us about the stories he's been keeping an eye on. We learned that UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list had once again ridden to the rescue of whimsical news monologues struggling for a punchline. This is the globalist. Stay tuned.
"u.s. embassy" Discussed on WTOP
"The type and quantity of baby formula they may purchase amid a nationwide shortage A second bill that passed with mostly democratic votes would give the Food and Drug Administration $28 million in emergency funding to help with the crisis Those bills now going to the Senate that report from CBS Rebecca Kaplan in the Ukraine war the long holdout at the Mario pole steel plant now apparently over the Ukrainian government ordering the last defenders to give up saying they should save their lives But there was also this The American flag went up over the U.S. embassy Kyiv there were no speeches or remarks The embassy is operating under a severely limited staff most of the personnel are still working out of Poland And it's yet unclear what kind of services it will be able to provide But it's less about Visa processing than symbolism to show that America is back in the capitol Correspondent Christina ruffini in Washington on Wall Street not quite a wipeout but a day that did bring markets close to official bear market territory Stocks continued their downward slide after two retail giants reported weaker than expected earnings Target and Walmart in the last two days have said that they have had to absorb higher costs at the very same time that their customers were pulling back on non-essential spending CBS News financial analyst Jill schlesinger a former Minneapolis police officer pleaded guilty to a state charge of aiding and abetting second degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd Under the plea deal Thomas lane will serve three years in prison most likely in federal not state prison and he will serve any federal sentence at the same time He's got a child that's was born shortly after the verdict in the federal case And he wants to be part of the child's life Lane was facing 12 years in prison if convicted on the murder count WCC OTV is as many Murphy Next year the Oscars are re instituting eligibility rules dumped for the pandemic Pre COVID rules are back in effect Films must first be shown in theaters in one of several major cities for a 7 day period This will not eliminate films on Netflix and other streaming services but those films will need to be shown first in theaters Correspondents the dispatcher on leave could lose her job after allegedly hanging up on a supermarket employee hiding during last weekend's rampage in Buffalo This is CBS News.
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"Tony blinken visiting the U.S. embassy in Lithuania on the human cost of this war The mothers and children we see fleeing across the border from Ukraine into Poland into Moldova into other neighboring states some coming here to Lithuanian The husbands fathers brothers staying behind to fight Russian forces are continuing to batter some Ukrainian cities with rockets Russia's announced evacuation routes for civilians but Ukraine and others are denouncing the plan pointing out that those routes lead mostly to Russia and its allied Belarus Almost 2 million people have been running from the violence in Ukraine says the UN here's the AP's Charles De Ledesma For UNHCR puts the number of people who've arrived in other countries since the Russian invasion started on February 24 at some 1.73 million That's up for more than 1.53 million on Sunday Nearly three fifths of the total just over 1 million arrived in Poland while over 180,000 went to Hungary and a little less to Slovakia the EU's foreign affairs policy chief josep barrell is calling on mobilizing all the resources of the block's 27 nations to help countries welcome refugees More than 6 million people around the world have now died from COVID The AP's Mike Hempen The total from Johns Hopkins University underscores that the pandemic is far from over Remote Pacific Islands are just now grappling with their first outbreaks and deaths And death rates remain high in Poland Hungary Romania and other Eastern European countries The U.S. is approaching 1 million deaths from COVID This is AP news The academy of country music awards show is tonight and although Dolly Parton will host the AP's mergers our letter says there's something different about this year's ceremony Chris young leads the nominations for the academy of country music awards with 7 but what is significant about tonight's ceremony is that it is not on.
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"This is WNYC 93.9 FM and a.m. 8 20 NPR news and the New York conversation Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Dave Mattingly Delegations from Russia and Ukraine have been meeting today in Belarus Officials from Kyiv are in search of a ceasefire as Russian forces continue to push closer to Ukraine's capital NPR's Tim Mack is following developments There was this Ukrainian delegation that's arrived at the border of Belarus for negotiations It's a little unclear how serious this effort is because either side's really sees me holding out for a breakthrough It should be noted that Belarus is not exactly neutral territory Russian troops launched its assault on tea from that location and the Belarusian government is very close to Putin The State Department says it's closing the U.S. embassy in Belarus because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine It's also advising non-essential staff at the U.S. embassy in Moscow to leave Russia Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the suspension of operations at the embassy in Minsk in a statement issued earlier today Also today the Treasury Department is banning transactions with Russia's Central Bank It includes assets held in U.S. dollars and other parts of the world The move is designed to prevent the Central Bank in Moscow from using its $630 billion in reserves to support the ruble The UN refugee agency says more than a half million people have fled Ukraine since Russian forces invaded the country the interior ministry says at least 352 civilians have been killed New York's governor It's doubling NYC at 8 32 good Monday morning 27 and sunny sunny and 34 today some commuting news now L and R trains have delays in the city and we have delays in NJ transit north Jersey coastline a collision investigation is underway blocking two lanes on the southbound Henry Hudson Parkway by a 179th street In the news New York governor Kathy hope was lifting the states indoor mask mandate for schools starting Wednesday but double NYC Steve Vanessa reports New York City students will have to wait a little while longer Hulk says she's dropping the mask mandate inside schools due to a combination of factors COVID positivity rates statewide are less than 2% Vaccination rates are some of the highest in the nation but mayor Adams says he'll decide on Friday whether to drop the city's public schools indoor mask mandate as well as the requirement to show proof of vaccination at indoor venues Both could go into effect on March 7th masks are still required on mass transit in hospitals and nursing homes as well as in shelters In other news this morning New York senator Chuck Schumer is pushing for more than $6 billion in emergency aid for Ukraine the money will cover humanitarian economic and security aid senator Schumer says that combined with the increased sanctions against Russia will send a strong message I expect that.
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"Friday this is where Russia intends to strike within days with some 190,000 troops surrounding the country Secretary of State Antony Blinken Everything we're seeing tells us that the decision We believe president Putin is made to invade is moving forward Meantime Americans in Russia are preparing for an attack The embassy is telling U.S. citizens to review their security plans in a statement officials say there have been threats of attacks against shopping centers railway and metro stations and other public gathering places in major urban areas including Moscow and St. Petersburg CBS Christopher Cruise President Biden is still pushing for diplomacy Police in Colorado are trying to figure out what killed 5 people at an apartment complex this afternoon There were three females and two males that were deceased inside the apartment What I can tell you in the game this is in the infancy of the investigation There does not appear to be any blunt trauma or any violent incident of any nature A 6 adult and a baby survived An officer is out of the hospital in California after a police helicopter went down killing another officer CBS lilia Luciano Officer Nicholas vela a 14 year department veteran died In honor of officer vela first responders led a procession with his casket draped in an American flag his crews tried to determine what made the flight go down Across the country hours earlier another helicopter owned by a private aviation service plunged into the water in Miami Beach Dangerously close to crowds on the shore Two of the three aboard were injured and hospitalized The Big Ten says it's aware of a big fight between Michigan basketball coach juwan Howard and Wisconsin coach Greg gard It started as a postgame handshake that escalated into a full out brawl between the two teams Howard says he was upset over an unnecessary timeout from Wisconsin The badgers had a big lead at the time And one 77 to 63 Austin Cedric wins NASCAR's Daytona 500.
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"Com I'm Matt piper in New York The State Department has ordered families of U.S. embassy employees in Ukraine to leave over continuing Russian aggression former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Steven piper Basically what this is done is to reduce the exposure of the embassy You want your critical people able to focus on the problem at hand and not have to worry about spouses and other children and other family members The State Department also updated its travel advisory for Russia telling Americans not to travel there Fordham university professor Beth noble He was officials admit they don't know what Russian president Vladimir Putin is going to do in Ukraine which is why they have to plan for the worst The U.S. has been concerned for weeks not only about possible Russian military action but that Russia may try to topple the Ukrainian government and replace its current democratically elected president with someone backed by Russia The ilma crime variant has moved the COVID-19 pandemic into a new phase and can bring it to the end in Europe That from the World Health Organization Europe director As for the U.S. former FDA director doctor Scott gottlieb says the numbers seem to be going in the right direction They're still states that are probably in the thick of this They have another week maybe two weeks to go until they peak and start to come down But in places like New York New Jersey Connecticut Washington D.C. you're seeing cases decline very rapidly There are still a lot of Americans who do not agree with COVID-19 mandates and mask wearing CBS's danya backus on a rally in Washington D.C. In the nation's capitals demonstrators gathered at the Lincoln Memorial many voicing opposition to the COVID-19 vaccine Others protesting vaccine mandates.
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"Greg Herschel On como news Stay connected stay informed number one for news come on news The State Department is ordering diplomats families and some other employees to leave the U.S. embassy in Ukraine's capital Kyiv according to an internal cable obtained by ABC News ABC's Mary Alice parks in Washington Unlike in Afghanistan Americans will mostly fly out commercially flying in more ammunition and other military aid this week from the U.S. and its partners to support Ukrainian troops U.S. citizens urged to consider leaving Ukraine now using commercial flights The U.S. will eventually settle down to a post COVID normal says top White House Doc Anthony Fauci Ultimately they're all going to go in the same direction There may be a bit more pain and suffering with hospitalizations in those areas of the country that have not been fully vaccinated or have not gotten boosters And ABCs this week crystal symphony a cruise ship supposed to dock in Miami has instead sailed to The Bahamas after a U.S. judge granted an order to seize the ship as part of a lawsuit over millions of dollars in unpaid fuel Chuck sievertson ABC News Como news 1000 FM 97 7 Good afternoon is four 31 I'm Kelly Blair with the top local stories from the como 24/7 news center S.W.A.T. teams and Edmunds are dealing with a standoff at this hour at a home in the 8200 block of 234 street a suspect is armed in his barricaded himself in the home Officers were able to rescue someone from the home earlier We'll have more details as they become available Appears county man in his 20s is dead following a shooting in Midland overnight coma force Jackie Kent has the latest Investigators are looking at two saints connected to this shooting Pierce county sheriff's department tells us that a pair of suspects shot at two cars with four people inside It happened in the parking lot of this.
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"Now the latest news from New York City and around the world here's Michael Barr Tom Lisa John good morning and as we've been talking about all this morning the world is remembering Colin Powell The former general and Secretary of State has died due to complications from COVID-19 Bloomberg's John Tucker has more on Powell's life and the legacy he leaves behind Colin Powell is being remembered as a diplomat politician and retired four star general He served as national security adviser and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff during the first Bush administration and then as the first African American Secretary of State in the second Bush administration Powell was the recipient of numerous military awards and decorations In retirement he pursued a career as a public speaker His family says on Facebook that the former Secretary of State passed away due to complications from COVID-19 Was 84 years old John Tucker Bloomberg radio U.S. officials are working with Haitian authorities to try to secure the release of 12 adults and 5 children with a U.S. based missionary group who were abducted by a gang notorious for killings kidnappings and extortion Former FBI agent in crisis management expert Richard frankel was involved in negotiating the release of a U.S. missionary from Haiti in 2006 Frankel says the kidnappers goal is to make money A lot of the time the gangs will look to kidnap foreigners because they assume that the foreigners may have more money because they're traveling there They've come with money or they're able to reach out to their families their businesses and their churches overseas Former FBI agent Richard frankel was on ABC Haiti is again struggling with a spike in gang related kidnappings and other crimes In Glenn county Georgia jury selection is set to start today for the trial of the three men accused of killing 25 year old Amman Aubrey about a thousand people have been summoned with jury duty notices That's about one in every 85 residents in the county Jury selection could take days maybe even weeks before the trial begins Investigators believe a massive cargo ship dragging anchor in rough seas caught an underwater oil pipeline and pulled it across the sea floor months before it leaked from the line fouled the Southern California coastline Live from the Bloomberg interactive.
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"Thank you very much Nathan U.S. officials are working with Haitian authorities to try to secure the release of 12 adults and 5 children with the U.S. based missionary group who were abducted by a gang notorious for killings kidnappings and extortion Former FBI agent and crisis management expert Richard frankel was involved in negotiating the release of a U.S. missionary from Haiti in 2006 Frankel says the kidnappers goal is to make money A lot of the time the gangs will look to kidnap foreigners because they assume that the foreigners may have more money because they're traveling there They've come with money or they're able to reach out to their families their businesses and their churches overseas Former FBI agent Richard frankel was on a B C Haiti is again struggling with a spike in gang related kidnappings and other crimes Former president Bill Clinton has been released from the hospital and will recuperate at home in aid to the former president says Clinton had a urological infection that spread to his bloodstream Jury selection starts today in the murder trial of three men accused of killing Ahmad Aubrey Gregory mcmichael Travis mcmichael and William Bryan were charged in the February 2020 shooting of Aubrey a 25 year old man shot while jogging in Georgia Loyola law professor Laurie Levinson This is going to be a very closely watched trial because it has all of the hot button issues that we are now seeing in American trials It has questions about race about how the local justice system works about whether people are treated fairly just when they're running down the streets I think when they're looking for jurors they're going to be looking for people who truly can keep an open mind Law professor Laurie Levinson says the jury selection is expected to last several days given the high profile nature of the case the defendants are white the victim was black And 11th hour deal has been reached and a strike that would have shut down film and television productions across the U.S. was averted The union representing most of the crew members who work on movies and TV shows reached the contract agreement over the weekend with the studio's who employ them Disagreements over working conditions prompted the members of the international alliance of theatrical stage employees to vote to authorize their leaders to call a strike for the first time in the union's 128 year existence Today was the deadline but it never came to that Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quick take powered by more than 2700 journalist and analysts more than a 120 countries Michael Barr this is Bloomberg Nathan Thank you Michael Almost 6 36 on Wall Street time for the Burton accountings and advisers Sports report with John stash hour All right Nathan I mean finished last season strong Hopes were high for the Giants and yet here they are one in 5 O and three at home banged up on offense Rookie whiteout cadar is Tony the latest to go down with injury and their defense the last two weeks is allowed 82 points that MetLife the giant scored first and last but the rams score 38 unanswered in between in one 38 to 11 to go to 5 and one Matthew Stafford who for TD passes while Daniel Jones through three interceptions and had a fumble Two teams played without a head coach they did not expect to have just a week ago The Raiders First game since the resignation of John Gruden they won at Denver Arizona was without cliff Kingsbury and just tested positive and the Cardinals went to 6 O the easy win at Cleveland one team is still winless That's Detroit Jacksonville beating Miami in London and a 20 game losing streak in Pittsburgh last night Gino Smith quarterback in Seattle for the injured Russell Wilson fumbled and overtime and the Steelers won 23 20 What a story the.
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"News from New York City and around the world here's Michael Barr Tom Lisa John members of the house have approved a short term hike to the nation's debt limit Last night's vote insurers the federal government can continue fully paying its bills and to December The legislation next goes to president Joe Biden's desk to be signed into law House speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke before the vote This is about protecting families The failure it lift the debt limit could result in loss of up to 6 million jobs The elimination of 15 $1 trillion in household well Wisconsin Republican Brian Steele warned that growing debt is a sign of the government overspending We're adding nearly $2 million in debt per minute And what's this institution doing about it Kicking the can down the road GOP representative Brian Steele The U.S. is investigating reported cases of Havana syndrome in Colombia ahead of Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit this month According to ABC a few U.S. personnel at the embassy in Bogotá have reported symptoms consistent with the mysterious neurological affliction Squid game is officially the biggest series on Netflix Netflix says it's investing $500 million this year on original movies and TV shows in South Korea Actor William Shatner is counting down his ride into space Best known for his role as captain Kirk on TV Star Trek the 90 year old Shatner joined three other passengers for the planned launch from West Texas this morning in a tweet Shatner talked about the trip into the final frontier and looking back at earth from high up I want to look at.
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"Neighboring country. US embassy staff at that border, describing the Americans as in good condition, and saying the Taliban were aware of the crossing and did not impede that. Transit sources say a number of Americans in the northern city of Mazar e Sharif are ready to board charter flights, which are being blocked by the Taliban. The nearly 40 million people who travel this holiday weekend, prompting worries about a new surge in Covid 19 cases. ER Doctor Lance Van Gundy at Unity Point Health in Iowa is urging people to get vaccinated, stupid. And do dumb things because there's no place to admit you. If you get sick, you're stuck with me until a bed opens up. Daily deaths are at a six month high. Several unemployment programs implemented because stupid because of the cove implemented because of the pandemic expired today. They include the $300 a week federal bump up to state benefits. New Orleans officials will inspect senior living apartments after five residents died in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. You leave nothing but a sign that says call 311. When they're responsible. I have a problem with that. So we're not going to get into a blame game scenario. We're going to call it what it is, and it was negligence. And it is not on the backs of the city of New Orleans. The city's mayor, look, Toya Cantrell. The markets were closed today for the Labor Day holiday. Expect to business as usual in Wall Street Tomorrow, you're listening to ABC News. KFBK Sacramento BKF all kinds. Sacramento's number one for breaking news, Local news, traffic and weather News 93.1 King FBK Now, here's what's happening around the state on Sacramento's news 93.1 KFBK. A new poll claims Governor Gavin Newsom's recall campaign is struggling in some areas. The poll by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California, found 58% of the voters want to keep the Democratic governor while 39% supporter recall. Blaze that broke out at a Costa Mesa Park has been taken care of thanks to fire crews. Costa Mesa Fire Department crews, along with the Orange County.
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"Podcast. I'm susan davis. I cover congress. I'm scott detro-. I covered the white house and in remarks at the white house on tuesday. President biden said the. Us is on track to soon complete airlifts out of afghanistan. We're currently on pace to finish by august. thirty first. the sooner we can finish the better. Each day of operations brings added restore troops our colleague. Greg covers national security for npr and he joins us now. Hi greg hey sue. So let's start with this. Is it possible for the us to evacuate all the people. It is promising to evacuate over the next six days. Well it's a fuzzy number. We don't know exactly what that figure is. We and others have been pressing for days and days. The us says it wants to get out. Every american who wants to get out and all afghans who worked with the americans and others. Now who are at risk. But what is that number of about as we speak forty four hundred americans have have come out but when you go to a country as an american citizen you don't have to register at the embassy and when you leave you don't have to deregister so therefore it's kind of hard to figure out exactly how many american citizens are in a country of the the. Us officials say they've been in contact via phone or email with with us citizens that they're aware of and try to get them out. We've heard now for a third time. The us military helicopter from the airport in kabul to pick up a us citizens and bring them back so they are going to some pretty extraordinary links to try to make it happen. The question is the numbers trying to figure out. Exactly how many are there and this tight tight deadline. Which is fast approaching. The white house has been pretty defensive about its inability to to provide. This number has really explained this point over and over again and it's worth pointing out that even as the white house has been increasingly proud to give two or three times a day. Updates of like the baseball stadiums worth of people a day. That it's airlifting out of afghanistan right. It wasn't actually until yesterday that the government said how many americans have been evacuated but than four thousand according to the pentagon which of course means a big chunk of the people who were evacuate or none of those airplanes we're afghans is obviously people from other countries where were evacuated as well though. That's my other question. Greg is what exactly or how much do we know about who is still there and how they're going to get out right so it's presumed to be a few thousand more americans but perhaps still tens of thousands of afghans and they've kind of expanded the categories Before the before the big crisis started just a couple of weeks ago it was people known as siv's people with special immigrant visas. These were the translators interpreters who'd worked with the us troops over the past twenty years. But now that we've we've seen this. This group expanded it again. It was their family members. So we're talking close baby up around twenty thousand of the siv's plus family members and you get up. Maybe seventy eighty ninety hundred thousand but we're also talking now about the category. They're calling just at risk and these might be a journalist or people who've worked in the afghan government and feel. They've been at risk where they've received threats in some fashion from the taliban so that that number is expanding all of these these huge bureaucratic requirements at the state department Had put in place have kind of fallen by the wayside not entirely but but it's getting much looser about who can who can get on a flight at the airport now. These people are still supposed to be vetted when they arrive at a at a way station at an airbase in qatar germany. But as we've seen everybody's had to scramble because this has become such a such a rush operation there's a lot of pressure right now on biden from lawmakers in both parties from world leaders saying don't stick to don't make a hard deadline scott. Why is the white house so insistent that they keep this hard deadline. Why not push it back. While i think first of all remember this all started because biden was anxious to get out of afghanistan. He didn't want any more soldiers there. He wanted to follow through on a promise. He wanted to be the president who actually delivered on the promise of leaving afghanistan and i the spring than early this summer. He said the united states is pushing through with this and when will be completely out of this country by september eleventh. The twentieth anniversary of the nine eleven attacks obviously a symbolic symbolic deadline but also kind of the after effects of some some loose agreements that the trump administration had had had agreed to with the taliban afghanistan's government last year. Biden is trying to walk a fine line here. the messaging from the white house is that the us is on pace to achieve. Its goals of airlifting. Americans and afghan allies out of the country by the thirty. First that it's going to happen by that deadline anyway. I think a lot of people on the ground are very skeptical that that deadline will be met so. I don't know if that talking point will have to change. The deadline gets closer. It's clear there are still people on the ground but right now you can clearly see. The president try to satisfy both sides by saying so far The thirty first is the deadline. And the other thing. I'd add is that he national security advisor jake sullivan. Other administration officials have been saying a lot more bluntly lately that they are worried. The longer that Thousands of troops are securing the airport perimeter the more vulnerable. They are to an attack from isis k. Which is a terror group in inside afghanistan among other groups. Great obviously the. The taliban is a factor here. There was a story reported earlier in the week that the cia director william burns actually went to afghanistan and met with leaders of the taliban on monday. What do we know about that meeting. So cia director. William burns flew to kabul and he had a meeting with the effectively. The top taliban political leader mulla abdul. Ghani bara dr. He has been a top taliban figure going way back. And he's got quite a history. We don't know where they met or what they discussed. Obviously there were short term issues like this august thirty first deadline. There's also the question of what sort of relationship the us. And the taliban might have after august thirty first and when the us is gone but quite striking. I think it really shows that the us and the taliban are being pretty pragmatic here..
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"Chandra is on vacation. this week. She'll be back next week. Federal judge has revived. A trump era immigration policy that ordered asylum seekers to remain in mexico as they waited for their. Us court hearings president biden. As you know halted the controversial migrant protection protocols border policy known as remained in in mexico during his first days in office making good on a campaign promise program required thousands of non mexican migrants to wait in mexico department of homeland security secretary alejandro by orcas in june formally ended the program saying keeping it intact would be poor use of the departments resources but judge. Matthew has mark directed the biden administration to reinstate the program saying the administration in his words failed to consider several critical factors when ending the program has america delayed his order for seven days to give the administration a chance to appeal. One thing that curiously. We haven't been hearing too much about if anything at all. Is that thousands of these illegal. Immigrants are being bused to dallas. And to san antonio. I believe i saw five thousand just arrived in san antonio and these people have not been checked for covert. They just don't have room for at the border so they're saying come on in. Go take a bathroom break. Here's a bottle of water get on the bus whereas to that effect afghanistan has totally crumbled near-total collapse at least as the taliban entered kabul in unbelievable in with unbelievable swiftness. Us troops evacuated the embassy staff and fox. News radio's tiny. J powers joins us now with the latest. Good morning. Tanya good morning so what is the situation in kabul right now well. I don't know if you've seen video from overnight Where the us military cargo jet is trying to take off their at the airport there in in in kabul with all of these Afghans who have won onto the runway literally trying to force themselves on the outside of this plane as trying to take off it. It's just remarkable Images coming out of there. Some we understand that some of them actually managed to hang on for at least a little while Before falling To their deaths on rooftops nearby after the plane took off That's kind of sort of sums up the desperation of people to try and get out of there at this point We understand. Of course the american flag at the. Us embassy in kabul was lowered. The embassy staff told to shelter in place The afghan president of course lead the country yesterday as the taliban closed in on kabul They there are. Us troops that have been sent there. I think the number we've seen there's been five thousand but the associated press reports there. Maybe a thousand more that are going to also help with that To get out the americans as well as the afghan interpreters and others who have helped the us during the war to evacuate them and get them out of there So there's there's still a lot of there's still a lot of kind of chaos going on here And you know just sort of a moment to moment sort of thing. Something that i did learn just in the last few minutes Fox news has apparently confirmed that the department of defense is preparing to house Some refugees from afghanistan on american military installations that is according to documents that The fox has obtained showing the dod You know planning to potentially relocate some of these afghan applicants You know to to the united states in the future so this is something that we're still looking into. This is something that has been reported You know this morning has been confirmed to fox news so just Just in the last few minutes another president biden is being is taking a lot of flack from from all sides from a politically He said on saturday one more year or five more years a us military presence would not have made a difference if the afghan military cannot or will not hold its own country. I don't know how you can dispute that. But i guess the problem. A lot of people have is The swiftness with with which the the the taliban were able to take over. And essentially that the biden administration didn't handle the whole thing properly. Yeah i he. He's also said that you know. Look it's a it's already gone through. You know the force. He's the fourth president. Have to deal with this. He said i'm not passing us onto a fifth president So yeah i. It is kind of remarkable how swiftly the taliban took over and basically how it was kind of just a you know. Oh okay here you go sort of thing At least it seems that way It's also interesting to note the approval for getting out of afghanistan in a There was a poll in late. July just you know less than a month ago. I guess That showed about fifty five percent of americans approved of his handling of improved troop withdrawal at this point. It'll be interesting to see how those fluctuate Those numbers over the next month or so or here or so as to how things are going but yeah this is this is i mean to call it. A message and understatement Closed the commercial side of the airport as it's not just the us trying to get their their folks as well as the afghan helped them out. It's other countries as well. That's that's we've been seeing headlines about. The germans have been doing some of that evacuation battalions who had a great many people there as well. They're trying to get them out. So it's it's It's a concerted effort by several different countries to get together people out. I guess you might think well the the us could have at least given military resistance outside of kabul while while they got everybody's house in order inside rather than have this Have this sheer panic situation. This is it's it's we'll keep an eye on and obviously and keep everybody updated on the latest. Thank you tonya. Tonya j. powers with fox news..
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"Nation's international airport live from london. This is the marketplace morning report from the bbc. World service. i'm victoria craig. Good morning a dizzying. Weeklong offensive across the country has culminated with the taliban telling the bbc. It's working to form a new government in afghanistan. This morning it comes a day. After president ashraf ghani fled kabul as insurgents overtook the capitol. The us says all of its embassy. Staff and thousands of afghan citizens will be flown out of the country in a matter of hours. A taliban spokesman souheil sahin has told the bbc. A new government will be formed. After due deliberation we won't including islamic government by that. We mean all other that around have also participation in that gore. So of course that need a little bit time. War underway and that but even as the taliban urges calm inside the country it's been a morning of chaos at the airport which is now under control by american troops who fired shots into the air to scatter.
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"Expect kaba will fall. Afghanistan will be run by the taliban and we'll turn largely into a black hole of our own creation. Do you think elliott that the taliban will go back to where it was when it ruled the country before nine eleven in terms of its a repression of people. It's kind of medieval ways or or is it going to be harder for them now. After the afghan people have lived with some degree of freedom for number for for twenty years. Now i think the question asked. Do we believe how the taliban will be in some way chastise by having fodder twenty year war inheriting a population that has lived with some degree of freedom at least in urban centers. No i don't believe they will. I don't believe that. They view themselves as chastise. I believe they view themselves as vindicated in the most triumphant and glorious manner possible triumph maybe only parallel by them besting the soviets and besting the british in the nineteenth century. I think for the taliban that is absolutely the narrative they will apply to this. I don't think they're as early out of line for applying that narrative. And i think they will feel emboldened to implement their views and their way of life on otherwise reluctant afghans. So i am not optimistic for what this means for freedom. Freedom loving afghans in that country. Well certainly given the reports of what's happening on the ground in recent days. There's not much reason for encouragement. There we the. Us embassy in kabul tweeted last night about reports about afghan soldiers who surrendered being executed by the taliban. There's been a tax on hospitals on schools. Wipe out side just an hour ago the. Us embassy has announced it is moving from its its grounds to the airport in kabul so the us embassy is as of today located at the kabul international airport so it does feel like we're going to be looking at scenes like the last days of saigon in one thousand nine hundred seventy five. Well i think what is so. I think what is so dispiriting. Emini ways is maybe we will or maybe we won't because we'll do what we did in baga which to me was shameful to our afghan allies which is which is basically told no one we were leaving and we left in slunk out of there in the middle of the night. I mean at the end of the day. I'm sorry like don't we have any decency. What is there to say for our national honor. Like you don't i'm i don't get hot about many things. You don't behave this way like this is shameful. Elliot can you. Can you just remind us from our previous conversation. What you believe. The strategy should have been as opposed to what happened. I mean we had. We were down to two thousand five hundred troops on the ground and of course there was a there was a coalition force as well and we use that to leverage afghan troops but we essentially at best fought to a stalemate with the taliban the taliban have been in the ascendancy for a long time in terms of the strategy what could and what should the united states have done. And what was. What do you think the best possible outcome could have been if they had done the things that you think they should have done. I listen. I love the armchair quarterback game because you know if you've been an awarding awards messy. It's sloppy it is not. These are not easy jobs. But i i would say let's take a long-term and short-term view long term. You know one of the victims or the famous sayings in afghanistan. When i was there was and this is the A member of the taliban saying this to an american you all might have the watches but we have the time many. You might have all the technological sophistication that you have a. You don't have the time the only way we could have won. This war was by convincing the taliban that no we've got the watches and we've got the we're not going anywhere that doesn't mean there's going to be one hundred and fifty thousand troops there but that means the combination of the afghan government with americans is not going anywhere. It is strongly. We did it in korea. We did it. Did it in germany. look at us. We're not going anywhere now. That strategy was immediately. That strategy could say was undermined as far back as two thousand nine. When president obama announced ran saying originally ran saying iraq was the wrong war which i agree with. Afghanistan was the righteous war. Bush got distracted. We need to refocus on the right war which was afghanistan and he did that but in his two thousand nine speech you when she announced the surge in which a hundred fifty thousand us jobs are going to afghanistan in the very same speech at west point he said and they will all be leaving by two thousand fourteen immediately. You're saying to the taliban you've got the time just way. Twenty fourteen were leaving. I was in afghanistan with that speech was given. And i tell you i would go. Politics is a war is politics is very retail. I would sit with village. Elder after village elder talking to them about why they needed to support this initiative or that initiative and they would say. But how can i help you. I mean you know yes you want to do this and that would be great. You're gonna be gone in two thousand fourteen. And i have a taliban shuttle governor and he's gonna kill me when you so we never commenced the afghan people thoroughly enough that we were never going to go. We were never going to abandon them. Whatever that we will never abandon you and so now we can go up to today right so before this announcement. Yeah we done it decent enough job. I mean building an afghan military. That was taking the fight to the taliban so much they weren't being overrun by the taliban. We had three thousand troops thereabouts in afghanistan. Us combat deaths in thousand twenty or three three. Listen that's tragic. You don't wanna see us servicemen. Ever die but there were more american servicemembers killed in camp pendleton california. That's one marine corps base in training accidents than all of afghanistan. There were more troops stationed at the capitol by two.
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"Mind actually believed, certainly not with any certainty that it came from the wet market. So the Biden administration they never do anything that benefits the United States. Everything they do always benefits the enemies of the United States. Iran, They're sitting down in Vienna with the Iranians, the Ayatollahs representatives. Hoping to give them billions more dollars so they can kill more Jews and all that stuff. They everything they've done is benefiting. What are they giving $360 million to the Palestinians. S so that they can get back with more money to killing more Israelis because they want to kill all the Jews. They're anti police and again. They came in, and they shut down. There was an ongoing investigation and they said they see once the Trump administration people were gone. And Mike Pompeo of West Point and Beyond. They shut it down. Because now you're left with the permanent bureaucrats there on the permanent bureaucrats we've learned certainly during the trump years. Tend to be on that generous understatement. Lefties who support the Democrat Party and left wing movements, for example, the State Department ordered all of our embassies worldwide to engage in black lives matter Activities on the anniversary of George Boyd's death. So around the world, you're seeing black lives matter. Flags and banners being slung from U. S embassies from happens toe. All over the world, and that's interesting. Okay. Radical anti nuclear family, anti Israel extremist racist. Movement that is responsible for untold numbers of riots from coast to coast in the United States is now in so good with the U. S. State Department. That their cause is being internationalized by the Biden administration and by Tony Blinken, who is not on our side, either. He is the Antony Blinken, the secretary of the entire Department of state. And that's where they canceled the investigation into the origins of the China virus. Keep in mind also That Joe Biden approved the Russian oil and gas pipeline going to Germany on in one fell swoop and reaching Putin and Russia while simultaneously undermining NATO's ability to be energy independent, and that's one of Joe Biden's moves while at the same time, of course, canceling Major American pipeline and angling toward canceling additional American pipelines. And then, of course, the Russian hackers shut down the oil pipeline, the colonial pipeline fueling the east coast of the United States, and they did so without consequence, Then we learn from Ah, Newsweek I guess yesterday that Joe Biden and the Biden administration Have they done something else that undermines the United States and enriches other countries? The people at the Reuters news agency big exclusive yesterday Biden looks abroad for electric vehicle metals in blow to US miners, so once again we have We have this do with it. Do we have audio? I think we have audio of this minor guy from from the television this morning, But U S President Joe Biden will rely on other countries to supply the bulk of medals needed to build electric vehicles. And focus on processing them domestically into battery parts, part of a strategy designed to placate environmentalists to administration officials with direct knowledge told Reuters Anonymous, Of course, anonymous officials. The plan will be a blow to US miners who had hoped you know these good high paying union jobs that he talked about so much. But instead you know the tail is wagging the dog. The job's die in the United States, Families and communities go belly up in the United States. More opioid addictions, more depression, more suicides, more unemployment. More dependence on the government because of efforts taken by the Biden administration, their anti union, their anti blue collar, their anti middle class, at least everything they do a cruise to the detriment of the middle class and the blue color. All right, So here is so the planet will be a blow to minors who had hoped Biden would rely primarily on domestically sourced materials. As his campaign had signaled last autumn. So he promised during the campaign when he was campaigning, of course, and he lied everybody and Pennsylvania he lied tow minors. He lied to steel workers. He had been lying to people all over the place, and then he gives the job jobs away to other countries to help with Phyllis ambitions for a less carbon intensive economy. Rather than focus on permitting more U S minds. Biden's team is more focused on creating jobs that process materials domestically into electric vehicle battery parts. Now, let's keep in mind also So here he is, Uh, they canceled the investigation into the origins at the U. S investigation by the State Department in U. S intelligence agencies. They canceled that even though it was already well underway. And they lie, and they said, What's because Trump started. The reality is it's because Trump started they killed it on by, and by the way, the energy secretary Jennifer Grand Home. You may recall has millions and millions of dollars invested in specific companies over which she has the stewardship of money going to from the energy Department to these companies that make the batteries for electric cars that Joe Biden is pushing, and when you're a Democrat, this is no problem and she has specifically invested in companies. That make electric car batteries. You see, So you know the tangled web of corruption here. Is just extraordinary. Even ABC News was forced to kind of reported at least online awhile back. Biden's energy secretary nominee, Jennifer Granholm, has millions in energy investments per new filing. And they tiptoe around it may back into it. Then they explained that Jennifer Granholm has more than $5 million. I believe in these eight company or a couple of companies that make the batteries for electric cars. Then along comes a spider, the Biden administration and they're making The first of all getting all the earth minerals from overseas, not from the United States. And then well, we'll process some of them here, so it makes him more expensive. You don't create American jobs. And it's just classic classic stuff Now, Michael, we have the do we have the minor guy from the things we have that or do we not have it? We don't have anything. I see. Okay? I'm with the minor guy. The guy from He was actually got sat down with Hillary Clinton when she was campaigning for president. Then he showed Hillary Clinton a because she was talking about killing all the mining jobs, and he showed a picture of his family and to Hillary Clinton and said, These are the people that are going to go hungry because of you. And she scowled at him and sneered and showed a snaggle tooth. She was very bitter and angry with him. Hey, was on the television this morning, and he said Know that Joe Biden is great, creating union jobs in other countries. But he doesn't care about creating jobs in the United States of America. Pretty pretty remarkable stuff, so they're just not on our side. These people are just not on our side, as I'm fond of saying, because it's true. They're just not on our side. The things that they do do not benefit us that they do benefit China and Russia and Iran and the Palestinians, not Israel and the United States. How many times you have to see this over and over again? And so since they've killed the investigation of the Wuhan lab, and they've gone back? The World Health Organization, which already conducted a completely discredited investigation and said, Why don't you guys do an investigation? That means they're not going to do when they killed the investigation that was already ongoing here and they go back to people that they know they cannot rely on to conduct an investigation right now, let's go to some audio. Let's go to sound bite number 10. Number of Bs. And this WASP. Let me see April 30th of last year, April 30th of 2020 more than a year ago, President then President Trump at the White House being asked a question about by a bitter I think ABC news reporter. Why Why do you say the virus came from China and President Trump revealed something in here that I thought was pretty interesting. And he said he cited the fact that the Chinese propaganda machine and that includes much of the American media had spread a false and obviously false rumor. A false story that the origin of the virus was actually the U. S military. Going on an athletic mission teach Aina brought the virus with them and let it loose so they could blame China later, and President Trump took umbrage with that claimed by the Communist Chinese. And on then I think from that point on he made a point of saying, You know, it's the China virus because the Chinese had tried to tag us with it tried to blame us with it. That was fine with ABC and CNN. No problems for them. This is how it sounded on April 30th of last year. Have you seen anything at this point?.