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"united states embassy" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"So what bothered me the most about this Afghanistan story and, you know, James or Jerry, you could pick it, is that we saw this thing was falling apart, that it was obvious that the Taliban, they were taking territory. They were like on a high speed highway. First of all, either of you guys, what the heck happened to the Afghan army? We spent billions of dollars, tens of billions, hundreds of billions of dollars. This thing was a joke. Right. So where did all that money go? Where? Because I think that's an important part of the story. They were supposed to be ready to defend themselves and they just vanished. They evaporated. They fold like a cheap suit. And then number two, what was going on in the Department of Defense and the Pentagon as they were obviously getting reports like, oh, Taliban is 80 miles out. Taliban is 40 miles out. I mean, what why was there no adaptation in real time to save Americans from a coming slaughter? James and Jerry. OK. So I think taking was one at a time in terms of what happened in the Afghan military. First of all, the administration kept overstating the capabilities of the Afghan military. They continually would say, oh, we have three hundred thousand. They're fine. And in reality, they were also they were inflating that number by a significant margin because they were counting local police. They were counting border checkpoints. They were counting all kinds of things that we would never say if we were talking about the strength of the U.S. military, we wouldn't be talking about local police forces as well. So it was a disingenuous talking point, number one. Number two, it was a well-known problem and it was known within the DOD. It was known within the administration that there were so-called ghost students within the Afghan military where they existed solely just on paper. And, you know, basically it was a way for corrupt Afghan leaders to just pocket extra salaries, extra resources, that kind of thing. That's kind of overarching. That's step one. And step two of that problem was when we pulled out, we just immediately just got rid of any enablers and they become completely reliant on our drone feeds, our ISR to give them intelligence to provide air support, maintenance for their aircraft. And that was completely foreseeable. And in fact, the Trump administration commissioned a study into exactly what would happen in the Afghan forces' ability and the special forces in particular to, you know, withstand and support themselves. And the answer was essentially a resounding no. So if you're going to withdraw, you need to do it in a way that you take those realities into account. Secondly, what I would say about what was going on inside the Pentagon, General Scotty Miller, who is just a legendary general who served in the Army's, you know, what's known as Delta Force now, or at least in common use of the term. He was a Delta Force commander. He was just about as accomplished as they come. And he was tracking all of these local provinces falling in real time and just sending up warning signal after warning signal. And the it's not just a refusal to listen. There was a dangerous naivete at play as well, when the military was trying to convince the State Department to draw down the footprint of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, which at the time was the largest United States Embassy in the world. After the withdrawal, there were four diplomats roughly to every soldier who was there. Then the acting ambassador at the time said, how can we influence democracy after the Taliban takes over if we don't have an embassy? And that just kind of sums up how little they failed to grasp. Afghanistan is something we should never forget. The media has memory hold it to use an Orwellian term. Jerry, I want to start with you. Chinese Communist Party. How does our Well, one thing I'll point out is that, by the way, we have an entire chapter in the book on the connection between the CCP and Afghanistan. So I highly recommend people check it out because we dive into this real deep. But, you know, the Chinese Communist Party immediately began using this as a propaganda opportunity. They call it the Kabul moment. That's what they kind of term this. And they immediately began using this to say, look, you can't trust the United States. And pointing to Taiwan specifically, they're basically saying, what happens to Afghanistan? That is going to happen to you. You can't trust the U.S., basically trying to demoralize Taiwan. And you can almost trace the line, by the way, from them ratcheting up their military pressure on Taiwan to the fall of Kabul. They're also active inside of Afghanistan. We obtained evidence in the book that China has helped the Taliban with some intelligence, with helping ID interpreters, and just collaborating with the Taliban generally. And I point out that Iran has also used this as an opportunity to pressure former Afghan commandos who work with the United States. And Russia has attempted to recruit those former Afghan commandos to fight in Ukraine. But China and these other countries see this as an opportunity to get real granular information about how does the U.S. military operate from people that worked with us for 20 years? And then China is going to use that to figure out how to fight us when they need to. Of course, China has also been taking advantage of, attempting to take advantage of Afghanistan's natural resources. They have a lot of things there that you need to build up an economy and a lot of things there that could be useful to their military industrial complex as well. One other thing to keep in mind is that Bagram was a very strategic base, not just for fighting the Taliban and ISIS-K and al-Qaeda, but Bagram is actually pretty close to China as well. And many people have noted, including former President Trump and plenty of others and national security experts and on and on, that Bagram was very key for the U.S., not just in Afghanistan, but also regionally, including helping keep an eye on the Chinese. And so ultimately, China is seeing this as a win for them. They're trying to fill the void. They're allying with the Taliban. They're the Taliban's biggest advocates on the world stage for getting the U.S. to send even more money into Afghanistan and even more money into the Taliban's coffers. And so China sees this as a big win. And I think the collapse of Afghanistan and NATO and the United States being in shambles, I think Putin looked at that. And that was what we kind of assessed in our book as kind of the final thing that he needed, the final push he needed to invade Ukraine as well. So China and all of our enemies, I think, benefited from this. And we're obviously now in a more dangerous world than we were in 2021 before this debacle in Afghanistan. OK, final thoughts here, James. Yeah, to stay on the CCP topic. One of the folks we talked to, as Jerry Bench had helped, spoke about how the CCP was helping the Taliban track down interpreters. And there's a very clear quid pro quo there, because at the same time that was alleged to be happening, the Taliban was also clearing out ethnic Uyghur areas that are right on the border of Afghanistan and China that, you know, the CCP has long been concerned about, well, concerned about is the wrong word, but has long targeted. And I just want to thank you also for a very, very substantive discussion. I wish we could sit here for three hours and tell you everything we learned. I have so many other questions, too, but. I'd encourage everyone just to read the book because it'll lay them all out. The book is Kabul. James and Jerry, thank you for your great scholarship here and research. The audience will be blessed if they purchase your book. Thanks, guys, so much. Appreciate it. Thank you. Thanks, Charlie. Thanks so much for listening, everybody. Email us your thoughts, as always, freedom at Charlie Kirk Dotcom. Thanks so much for listening and God bless.For more on many of these stories and news you can trust, go to Charlie Kirk Dotcom. By my co-workers. And walk around the office. On eggshells. And have my words policed. By H.R. Words like. Grandfather. Peanut gallery. Long time no see. No can do. When I grow up. I want to be obsessed with emotional safety. And do workplace sensitivity training. 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"united states embassy" Discussed on Staying Safe In a Dangerous World
"And certain have abroad you can have some other contact in the United States. Also too you get represented in a foreign country. You got to ask the contact in the United States embassy because what happens they're not going to tell you that thing that we need to know before we travel abroad. Now provide the number of the Office of American Citizens Service Division of the United States Department State Department in Washington DC. Have all those numbers written down that you get in trouble you lose your passport. Calls made by your relative in the state help you expedite your situation when you're abroad. Just outline and tell them where I'm going, what hotel I'm staying. If I move from a city in Japan and go to another city in Japan I need to let somebody back in the United States know. My family members know that I moved from that city to another city of Miami where they could contact me because I don't want them thinking that something happened to me when I'm traveling to a foreign country. Another thing too say if I move from one location to another location of a country and I don't tell nobody then what happens then people back home may try to have the police of that country look for me always tell them I'm moving to another location or my job got me going to this city here. Let somebody know come up because what happened all the things contact with the people back home maybe two days or three days have a plan that I'm gonna contact you every day if I have to contact somebody from the United States every day a friend or relative every day let them know that you're okay you're okay. Say I'm watching news and a riot break out in a foreign country I know I need contact home tell them that I'm safe oh oh the state department let them know that I'm safe because what happened it's all about connecting with the right people also about being vulnerable to tell people where where I'm going.
"united states embassy" Discussed on THE EMBC NETWORK
"Com. All right, so let's talk about our amazing guest today. So there's so many things that can say, I'm just going to read a snippet of what she's done because it's just incredible. But today we're talking to patty Al savar here. And she's a women women's boxing champion ambassador of sports and health for the United States embassy, marathon runner, climber, and alpinist. As a boxer, she won two New York City golden gloves titles, and was named the U.S. Olympic Committee's boxer of the year in 1997. Aside from her time in the boxing ring she has tested her endurance, running both the New York City and Boston Marathon many times. Patty's dream is to be the first Latina from queens, New York to climb the 7 summits of the world, which are the highest peaks in each continent. She has already reached the highest summons in the South Africa. Europe, North America and Africa, along with inspiring others to achieve their goals, she also continues to work on her own goals, which includes completing completion of her upcoming memoir, courage, the book, and we are absolutely honored to have her on this program. So ladies and gentlemen, Patricia, Al savar.
"united states embassy" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Welcome back America. Shoot you it, I'd like you to hear representative an Waggoner. Bad that Wagner of Missouri yesterday tearing into Blinken. She was great, and I want you to hear what she had to say. Cut number seven, Representative Wagner of Missouri. Secretary Blinken. I represent the people of Missouri Second Congressional District and today that I'm also here on behalf of the family of Lance Corporal Jared Smiths of our region. Let me tell you about this heroic and selfless young man. Lance Corporal Schmitz from Wentzville, Missouri, was 20 years old. When he lost his life in a terrorist attack at the airport in Kabul. Just days before Joe Biden's arbitrary deadline of August 31st. He was passionate about his military service. It was totally committed. Making a difference as a U. S. Marine and I got in his parents' permission to enlist at just 17 years old. I don't believe that this hearing will allow us to truly understand why he and his fellow military servicemen and women were killed. On August 26th of 2021 this family, their families and all Americans deserve answers, Sir, I am Outraged to hear this administration claim its retreat from Afghanistan. It's surrender was a sucks Sess. How could anyone say that 13 precious young men and women who lost their lives is a success? I'm not asking From my own peace of mind. I'm asking on behalf of the families. They're burying their sons and their daughters this week and they deserve accountability. And they deserve transparency, and they deserve answers. Biden administration outsourced the security of our military stationed. At the Kabul airport to the Taliban. It was a total betrayal. You put the lives of our men and women in the hands of a brutal terrorist organization. After you claimed that the Taliban would never even be in charge of the country. Then he said they would never be in charge of Kabul. Said. We would never leave Americans and allies behind it was why, after lie, President Biden wanted out. At any cost. And that cost, sir was 13. American lives. $85 Billion and equipment are Bagram Airbase are United States embassy, our credibility With the allies and the Afghans who stood and fought with US and Our national security and safety of our homeland. Nick. No mistake. Mr Secretary. The Biden administrations agree GIs Lee in necked withdraw Has left America and the world a much less safe place. 20 years after September, 11th Secretary Blinken Where you honor These families give the American people the answers they deserve in the wake of this ongoing disaster who will be held? Accountable in your opening statement. You said the Taliban, You said several times the Taliban made it clear we had to draw withdraw. The Taliban made it clear or they would escalate. Now we hear in testimony. President Putin was dictating our counterintelligence and you tell us NATO made us do it. Trump made us do it. The Taliban made it clear. Do you take any responsibility Secretary Blinken for this disastrous withdrawal. Or do you still want to call it a success, and Wagner then proceeded to call on him to resign as he filibustered.
"united states embassy" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"13, American servicemen and women were brutally murdered by Isis K. Trying to help American Citizens and our Afghan partners escape from the Taliban. Two days ago, we commemorated the 20th anniversary of 9 11, and while we mourn the loss of almost 3000 innocent people The Taliban at the same time, celebrated by raising their flag over the presidential palace days before they emblazon their flag on the wall of our United States Embassy. Proclaiming the defeat of the United States of America. Shockingly, the White House has described as Taliban regime is businesslike and professional, so it's made a few of these professionals the so called new and improved Taliban. The acting Prime minister, Mullah Hassan a. Coon, one of the Taliban's founding leaders. He's also sanctioned by the United Nations and sheltered Osama bin Laden. For years. The infamous members of the Taliban five released from Guantanamo under the Obama administration, also all Hold senior positions in the new government and finally the worst acting Interior Minister Akani he is responsible for overseeing policing and counterterrorism. He's also wanted by the FBI. He is the head of the brutal Hakani network with close ties to Al Qaeda and is currently sanctioned by the United States. Most of the new and improved Taliban leaders hold the same or similar positions they held prior to 9 11, and we are now at the mercy. Of the Taliban's reign of terror. All while a dark veil of Sharia law covers Afghanistan. The freedoms our troops help secure for Afghan women and girls have been stripped away. In a matter of weeks. This in my judgment is not only disgraceful. It also dishonors the men and women who served our nation's so bravely. Mr. Secretary of the American People don't like to lose, especially not to the terrorists. But that is exactly what has happened. This has emboldened the Taliban and our adversaries. The Taliban, a designated terrorist group now equipped With American weapons, the most countries in the world. Just a few weeks ago, thousands of terrorists, the worst of the worst were all released from prisons as the Taliban overran the country. The situation we find ourselves in Is far worse in my judgment as a former chairman of Homeland Security Committee, far worse than pre 9 11. To make matters worse, we have abandoned Americans behind enemy lines. We left behind the interpreters. Who you Mr Secretary and the president both promised. To protect. I can summarize this in one word. Betrayal. The America I know keeps its promises. The most important promise and our military is no man left behind. No one left behind. But you broke this promise. Unfortunately, it wasn't the only promise this administration broke in April. President Biden promised quote. We will not conduct a hasty rush to the exit and we will do it responsibly deliberately and safely. But that promise was broken and then in July, the president said, quote there's going to be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of the United States Embassy in Afghanistan. That promise was also broken, are standing on the world stage. Has been greatly diminished. Our enemies no longer fear us and our allies no longer trust us and our Afghan veterans are questioning if their sacrifice was worth it. For those veterans who are watching this today I have a message for you. Your service was not in vain. It is because of your heroism that we have not witnessed. A large scale attack. By the terrorists. Since 9 11 in the last 20 years, And for that I say to all of you, thank you. So we're here today to better understand how this administration got it so wrong And I hope you will directly answer our questions, Mr Secretary. Succinctly because we have quite a few and with atmosphere, chairman of your bag chairman yields back and now turned the chair of the subcommittee on Asia, Pacific, Central Asia and nonproliferation, Vera for one minute. Thank you, Mr Chairman. And thank you, Mr Secretary for coming before the subcommittee. Obviously, this is not going to be a easy sharing. There'll be a lot of questions back and forth. And we certainly have the course of the next few months at the subcommittee in full committee level will do some more oversight on the information and so forth. That decisions were made on. I want to focus. Um, though, on the mission, let's sell it. And, you know, my district has the largest Afghan refugee population in the country. Um, we've submitted over 10,000 names of U. S citizens. Jesu Holder's family members, etcetera, and you know that mission still remains at close to 30 School age kids that are still in in Afghanistan. U. S Citizens visa holders along with their parents, and we've got to do everything we can to get those folks to safety and I look forward to working with you, your staff And others to make sure we don't leave folks behind the folks up as recently as possible to safety, and I look forward to the testimony. What? That you back chair Barra are now turned to the ranking member, Mr Chabot for one minute. Thank you, Mr Chairman, Mr Secretary. The this administration's bungled pull out from Afghanistan just may be the worst foreign affairs disaster in American history. You've essentially surrendered that country and its people to the good graces of the Taliban and the Taliban doesn't have the graces. Afghanistan is once again a haven for terrorists, and those terrorists now have our weapons and equipment to use against us. As Mr McCall correctly stated, our allies may well not trust this as much in our enemies may not fear us as much. Yes, the majority of American people wanted to leave Afghanistan. But not like this. Pulling our troops out before civilians abandoning Americans behind enemy lines, as well as thousands of Afghans who worked with us and fought with us and their families and leaving half the population about 20 million women and girls to be brutalized once again by the Taliban. This is a disgrace and I go back. Thank you. I will. Thank you, Mr..
"united states embassy" Discussed on KHVH 830AM
"There's going to be just so much fun, fun. Remember fun. Remember that? Teeth. You know, in the last time it's very relevant and pertinent. Yeah. 100,000 fans. You get Allegiant today and by the way, if I'm not mistaken, mistaken, Allegiant. Yeah. You got to have the VAX pass. You have to have the Vax passport, but it's open. You still go? It's not shut down. You got to countless countless events all around this country except here. Video. NewsRadio 8 30 Katri eight. Let me just go through no particular chronological order of stories that are emanating nationally internationally. A number of global scientists Including some in the FDA feel now is not the time for booster shots. Against Covid 19. Yeah. I know. I know. And so does Grenell. Scott. The scientists wrote in the Land set a leading journal that even in high vaccination areas, it's still the unvaccinated driving virus spread. To top Food and Drug Administration vaccine reviewers contributed to the opinion piece Doctors Marianne Gruber and Phil Kraus. Their opinions emerged following their announced intent to leave the federal agency. Other scientists from the U. S. Europe, Africa and South Asia share their view, as do some in the World Health Organization. The authors also suggests the Biden administration's actions may be getting ahead of the science and not following it on Covid has promised Grenell Scott Fox News the testimony by his secretary Blinken underway. Let's listen in a bit. This is representative Michael McCaul, Republican from Texas, who has the floor before. They emblazon their flag on the wall of our United States Embassy. Proclaiming. The defeat of the United States of America. Shockingly. The White House has described this Taliban regime is businesslike and professional. So what's the media? A few of these professionals, the so called new and improved Taliban. The acting prime minister, more Hassan coun. One of the Taliban's founding leaders. He's also sanctioned by the United Nations and sheltered Osama bin Laden for years. The infamous members of the Taliban. Five released from Guantanamo. Under the Obama administration. Also all Hold senior positions in the new government. And finally, the worst. Acting Interior Minister Connie He is responsible for overseeing policing and counterterrorism. He's also wanted by the FBI. He is the head of the brutal Connie network with close ties to Al Qaeda. And is currently sanctioned by the United States. Most of the new and improved Taliban leaders. Hold the same or similar positions they held prior to 9 11. And we are now at the mercy. Of the Taliban's reign of terror. All the while dark veil of Sharia law covers Afghanistan. The freedoms our troops helped secure for Afghan women and girls have been stripped away. In a matter of weeks. This in my judgment. It's not only disgraceful. It also dishonors the men and women. Who served our nation so bravely. Mr Secretary of the American people. Don't like to lose. Especially not to the terrorists. But that is exactly what has happened. This has emboldened the Taliban and our adversaries. The Taliban, a designated terrorist group. Now equipped With American weapons. The most countries in the world. Just a few weeks ago, thousands of terrorists, the worst of the worst were all released. From prisons as the Taliban overran the country, the situation we find ourselves in Is far worse in my judgment. As a former chairman of Homeland Security Committee far worse That pre 9 11. To make matters worse, we abandoned Americans behind enemy lines. We left behind the interpreters. Who you Mr Secretary and the president both promised to protect I can summarize this in one word. The trail. The America I know keeps its promises. The most important promise and our military is no man left behind. No one left behind. But you broke this promise. Unfortunately, it wasn't the only promise this administration broke. In April, President Biden promised quote. We will not conduct a hasty rush to the exit. And we will do it responsibly deliberately and safely. But that promise was broken. And then in July, the president said, quote There's going to be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof. Of the United States Embassy in Afghanistan. That promise was also broken. Are standing on the world stage. Has been greatly diminished. Our enemies no longer fear us. And our allies no longer trust us. And our Afghan veterans or questioning. If their sacrifice was worth it. For those veterans who are watching this today. I have a message for you. Your service was not in vain. It is because of your heroism that we have not witnessed a large scale attack. By the terrorists. Since 9 11. In the last 20 years. And for that, I say to all of you Thank you. So we're here today to better understand how this administration got it so wrong And I hope you will directly answer our questions, Mr Secretary. So I think we because we have quite a few. And with that Mr chairman of your Beck Chairman yields back and now turned the chair of the subcommittee on Asia, Pacific, Central Asia and non proliferation. Ami Bera for one minute. I want to hear anywhere Chairman and, uh, thank you, Mr Secretary for coming before the subcommittee. Obviously, this is not going to be a easy hearing. There'll be a lot of questions back and forth. And we certainly have the course of the next few months at the subcommittee and Pro committee level will do some more oversight on the information and so forth. That decisions were made on I want to focus on the on the mission that's still in. My district has the largest Afghan refugee population in the country We've submitted over 10,000 names U. S citizens. Do so Holder's family members, etcetera, and you know that mission still remains. I've got posted 30 School age kids that are still in Afghanistan. U S citizens visa holders along with their parents. And we've got to do everything we can to get those folks to safety and I look forward to working with you. Your staff And others to make sure we don't leave folks behind them. We've got folks out as recently as possible to safety and I look forward to the testimony and what that back And there you go. I just I wanted to make sure you had Chance to hear a little bit about the set up a little bit. It's just getting underway. And there will be a ton of it. But again, it's Q and a in front of Congress. This particular subcommittee To where the secretary of state is going to, uh And in many cases demanded to account for what transpired with the exit of Afghanistan are right. It is 8 31 in the morning. More news information Straight ahead. Stay hbh Traffic. 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"united states embassy" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"99 5 FM HD to use talk A 20 w v A p So much that I don't even know where to start it. Yeah, The Democrats are now starting to openly turn on Joe. The polls from even USA Today, NBC News and ABC are all Turning in on Joe, this isolated, uh Bitter failed president. It will not, uh, will not reverse his decision, And I think we hear that we're headed toward We're in the middle of a disaster. But we're headed toward a disaster that nobody knows how it's gonna unfold. And we should because Biden could easily Have remedied it or even even easily remedy it now. And there is I want to tell you some things that are really, really scary. That are happening right now. Mhm. Biden. All right. Well, I should say our military You know how he sent? Excuse me now I sent 3 4000, or more troops to HK I Airport How many cars International airport The and that's the only footprint we have right now. Because the president is Intentionally. Purposefully by Just by his own sober decision in his own sober judgment. Is Leading by fear. Is petrified of a black hawk down moment. So much so that that by the way, that is why the troops came out before the Americans did. He is that Afraid of it. Because of this All those soldiers he sent in are already packing and leaving now. You understand? I'm saying you thought we'd be getting out on the 31st in eight days. First of all, we are not leaving on the 31st. We're leaving before the 31st. The 31st in the United States is not the 31st in Afghanistan. I'm actually being very serious. They're about 13 hours or more ahead of us. So literally. Currently right now. Soldiers that are at HK Airport are actually packing up. And leaving. Right now. They are already packing and leaving. That's a direct quote. From our news. From Fox News this afternoon Number two The Afghan clock, As I said, is about 13 hours ahead of us. And so when when we think what we think is a day snow was actually seven like less than its like 17.5 less than that, so We literally have seven days, not eight days. And so the Biden fears a footprint. He fears a black hawk down. He knows that because of what he's done, Isis is now Getting the airport and surrounded the airport and looking to attack the airport. He knows that we are very vulnerable. Because of what his decision was to to make this happen that this way that Isis may in fact get to kill And I say get, too, because this is exactly what they wanted. Very exciting. Like a kid getting to have a candy bar. You know this? This is what they live for. They want to kill us before 9 11. And I'll read a direct quotation from Bill McGurk. Bill McGowan's column in The Wall Street Journal today, a talent entitled A Taliban 9 11. That Joe Biden. His decision has forever surrendered. 9 11. To the Islamist fundamentalists. It is now what they meant it to be in 2000 and one that is the Islamists. It's their day of victory. It is their day of victory. This is their day. And they are, as we all know going to have that they already had the Taliban flag up over the United States Embassy. Did you know that the United States Embassy in in, uh, the former United States Embassy that just surrendered. In Kabul. There is a piece of the World Trade Center buried there. And that's been in the news. You know, the Taliban is going to dig that up and just have so much fun with that, you know, they marked us. Wearing our special ops gear that we gave them $82 billion worth of high tech gear. They never could have touched got their hands on. We've gifted them infrared goggles to kill us with US American military helmets to kill it to protect themselves with as they try to see if they kill us with Um, military uniforms, Um, sniper rifles. Uh, rifles. Grenade launchers. Helicopters, Humvees, all sorts of, uh I e d proof. Vehicles. And so they wore our gear and they literally mocked us as you know, by doing in Iwo Jima. Flag raising pose with the Isis flag. They are just in heaven and Joe did this. And Joe is historically looking on knowing about this, knowing in his mind that this is the right thing. I want to say it again and again. As hell breaks has broken loose and the unthinkable is happening and has been happening will continue to happen. That Joe literally thinks this is awesome, and that is the right thing to do. And that you're four and you don't have his vision that he has, and he's not doing this because it's incompetent. Or well. He's not doing it because he is not of sound mind. He's doing it because this is exactly What he believes is the right thing to do. What's amazing Is to watch Jen Psaki Ned Price. All the spokesperson and these generals literally have to Look like they're believing this crap and defend this crowd that is under for indefensible. It's truly breathtaking. For example. Let's go to Jen Psaki and the whole thing about people being stranded and And all sorts of stuff with this continued war. Back and forth between sake and, uh Peter Doocy. But if you said.
"united states embassy" Discussed on KPRC 950 AM
"Song is called Lovin Spoonful hums of the lovin spoonful. But what did Larry David do? Well, he got uninvited Barack Obama's birthday party last week. You remember that? Yeah, Or did he He claims he got uninvited and he said, he's very happy he did. I'm sure maybe it's because he got the news from Martha's Vineyard that they have had on very uncustomary, uncharacteristic spike in Covid cases just since the party now they go out of their way. To make sure because the media has to protect our beloved Barack Obama. They out of their way to make sure you know that, uh, this doesn't seem to be connected at all to Obama's party. It's just that a whole bunch of people from outside Of Martha's Vineyard flew in like hundreds flew in for the party and then left And then the people that live there 64 suddenly new cases 63 sorry of people just suddenly, boom bloomed. Tested positive for Covid since that Party a week ago Saturday. Wow. Yeah, but there's nothing to do with the large super spreader event that was just taking place. Is it possible that Barack Obama wants to kill your grandma? It's quite possible. I mean, those are the rules, guys. We did your grandma white she is then I think he probably does. Yeah. Yet while she is away, like, you know, one of his was white. Nothing. I think he cared much about her at all either. Why did he, uh, probably Oh, man, That's not cool. Yeah, In case you missed it. 37 days ago, President Biden told American people the Taliban would never take over the United States Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, government Leadership has to come together. They clearly have the capacity. To sustain the government in place..
"united states embassy" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"The troops don't will determine if the time who's left and if you're american force if there's american citizens left we're gonna stay will get them all out. We're gonna stay until we get them all out. That was george stephanopoulos interviewing joe biden. Joe biden saying and we're going to stay until we get them all out. That was what. Joe biden himself said to the american public and now last night in kabul the united states ended twenty years of war afghanistan the longest war in american history completed one of the biggest airlifts in history with more than one hundred twenty thousand people evacuated to safety fat numbers more than double but most experts. So were possible. No nation no nation has ever done anything like it in all history you know whatever the reason no nation has ever done it in its history is no nation has caused a situation whereby they had to do that. Estates had the capacity will to do it. And we did it today. The extraordinary success of mission was due to the incredible skill bravely and selfless courage in the united states military and our diplomats and intelligence professionals for weeks. They risk their lives to get american citizens. Afghans who helped us citizens of our allies and partners and others onboard planes and out of the country and they did it facing a crush of enormous crowds seeking the leave the country really. What about the americans left behind. There were a lot of americans left behind. Joe biden told. George stephanopoulos two weeks ago. We would stay in. We got them all out now. They're to blame as general mackenzie. This is the way the mission was designed. It was designed operate under severe stress and attack. And that's what it did. Since march we reached out nineteen times to americans in afghanistan with multiple warnings and offers the help them leave afghanistan all the way back as far as march after we started the evacuation seventeen days ago. Yelling we did initial outreach. In analysis and identified around five thousand americans who decided earlier to stay in afghanistan but now wanted to leave to third-floor operation allied rescue ended up getting more than five thousand five hundred americans out but got out thousands of citizens diplomats from those countries that whenever to end afghantistan with us to get in lodden we got out locally employed staff in the united states embassy and their families totaling. Roughly two thousand five hundred. We've got thousands of afghan translators and interpreters and others who supported the united states. Get off my lawn now. We believe that about one hundred or two hundred. America's remained afghanistan. You believe her intention to leave with intention to leave. Most of those who remain are all citizens.
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"You're listening to Tom Sullivan. Yes, you are. So as the Pentagon is bragging about how great they're doing. NBC. This is the thing I mean, it's usually we can point to, um, the mainstream media as being very favorable to all things. Democrat president But man they that they have. They have turned more than I would have expected. NBC is reporting. That at the US Embassy in Kabul. There are Afghan staff that are still there. And they have, uh what NBC is reporting, is they Are Not confident that the that they will be evacuated. These are the people working in the United States Embassy. And you know Taliban has them marked for execution and they're worried that they're not going to be evacuated. They're they're not confident of the evacuation. But I mean, it's there. Also, NBC's reporting that Isis is posing a real threat. They keep talking about this. This If there is going they know something that Isis is there. And is planning to do, um, suicide bombings in the crowds. At the gates to the airport. I want to play a couple of things for we got a lot to get to today. From the earlier Pentagon briefing, But first let me get Bill in here from Texas Bill. Hi, Welcome. You're on the Tom Sullivan Show. Mr Sullivan. Good afternoon. Hey. Good afternoon. Uh, Tim You know, And I told your screener that I'm the farthest thing you can imagine of being a a Biden supporter. But you know if there's 15,000, I don't care if it's 200. Americans that are in there that shouldn't be. And they were already seeing all the military leave. I mean, what do they have flights that they scheduled back in July or June that they missed or I think that a lot of these people just are stupid. And they've left themselves sitting there and thinking. Oh, well, The U. S will come to the rescue, but it's like we're they ignorant that the the it was gonna know, man. No, I think I think you got the right answer is that is that they thought the U. S would not That would not fail. They were they would protect them. They literally they were told by our president. They were told by Joe Biden it the country will not fall. The Afghan military they're well trained, they will not fail. There. He kept repeating that like 10 days ago. I guess if you repeat something over enough times, it does well somehow resemble the truth. But you know, I wouldn't have trusted I wouldn't have banked my life on it. You know what I mean? Well, I'm I'm I'm the same. I'm the same, but I I don't know. You watch people, human behaviors. Uh, Fascinating because when people you and I might see something that looks like danger, and think you know what I'm getting the heck out of Dodge and other people are going to rattle snake right there. Let me go Step on it, you know? Yeah. I I understand why you're asking the question. I just think that they heard the United States in the form of our president and others, and I'm sure their bosses at the embassy all were fine. Why we've got 300,000 Afghans trained with the best equipment and you heard the whole line. So, um, Are you going to quit? Your embassy job is the best job you ever had. Then you can, By the way you can't leave. I mean, the the ambassador is still there. You can't leave, by the way, if you if you go back and read a little bit about the evacuation of Saigon. It was a lot of the troops were going This is suicide. We are being surrounded by large numbers of Viet Cong. This whole thing is we're going to be overrun here. Shortly in the ambassador stuck his head in the sand and said, Don't anybody leave? I'm not leaving. You're not leaving, And of course, they had to scramble and grabbed him at the last second to save his life. So people do that, But I I understand. I understand the question, but I think a lot of people believe in in whatever the government tells him. So now I have it. I know. I know. They got a bridge for sale. You want to know the details? It's great. Yeah, you can get another job, but you can't get another life. Yeah, when they start lining, lining them up and shooting them or turning them into slaves or whatever. Yeah. All right, Bill. Good to hear from you. I appreciate it. Thank you. D in Minnesota D Hi. Welcome. You're on the Tom Sullivan show. Hey, Tom. I Heidi well last around, and especially especially if they get any of those suicide bombers going up to the airport stock boy things up. My money is on APP because the Taliban just made the comment. You have to be out by Friday. The 31st. That's all Red line period, so I don't think they're going to wait. The area in the White House doesn't have any guts to go through with setting those Terry stuff to get about. And you have to say he did what he could. Well, we tried. We did our very best. We were doing a great job. I'll tell you we've outperformed. Yeah, that's what they're saying today, everything's great. Everything's great D we gotta We gotta but some moron in the White House. I swear to God we do and I'm not going to get any better. I, um Louise, can you find from Friday The cut of John McCain. We played it on Friday. I'm still stunned by this John McCain. Literally got up when this is during the Obama years, and they wanted to make Anthony Blinken, the deputy secretary of state, so he came before one of the committee's It has to say yes. And, uh, This is what John McCain said about Anthony Blinken, then Tony Blinken..
"united states embassy" Discussed on The Non-Prophets
"But it's not going to end when trump leaves office. they're gonna they're gonna circle around again right With the paula white. What's her last name. Paula white smith surname the and strike and strike and strike this. These talk back back back back. I can do it to paula. These people have access to the president and all these these high level decision makers and you know as the article goes through here. It's not it's not just a personal faith thing that they exercise on their own. Okay get into performs their decision making both Personally in the way they dedicate certain actions for christ. They don't plan for tomorrow. They they they they do things in a biblical way but also our national policy writing because of these end times. Not which really scares me looking here. They're talking about the decision to move the united states embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem a lot. The iran nuclear deal assassinate a major general Kacem so sulejmani Destabilizing actions all. These actions are done because jerusalem in israel has to have a certain place in history the nations around it have to be in a certain posture for the end times to come. It's almost like they're trying to hasten to fulfill this prophecy or this interpretation of of the biblical passages as a prophecy of things to come. And i'm sorry it's it's to me. It's crazy that we let people who believe this and are willing to put the force of government Behind it to make these things happen. It's like their cult members to me. Yeah i it. It scares me as well to know that you know this type of you know You know preaching talking things of that..
"united states embassy" Discussed on The Non-Prophets
"But it's not gonna end when trump leaves office. they're gonna they're gonna circle around again right With the paula white. What's her last name paula. White smith surname the and strike and strike and strike this. These talk back back back back. I can do it to paula. People have access to the president and all these these high level decision makers and you know as the article goes through here. It's not it's not just a personal faith thing that they exercise on their own. Okay get into performs their decision making both Personally in the way they dedicate certain actions for christ. They don't plan for tomorrow. They they they they do things in a biblical way but also our national policy writing because of these end times. Not which really scares me looking here. They're talking about the decision to move the united states embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem a lot. The iran nuclear deal assassinate a major general Kacem so sulejmani Destabilizing actions all. These actions are done because jerusalem in israel has to have a certain place in history the nations around it have to be in a certain posture for the end times to come. It's almost like they're trying to hasten to fulfill this prophecy or this interpretation of of the biblical passages as a prophecy of things to come. And i'm sorry it's it's to me. It's crazy that we let people who believe this are willing to put the force of government Behind it to make these things happen. It's like their cult members to me. Yeah i it. It scares me as well to know that you know this type of you know You know preaching talking things of that. Nature is like you know happening at the highest levels of our government And even disliked dislike a quick point as far as like the moving of Of the us embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem. You know a another problematic thing too is You know that senator chuck schumer praised donald trump for doing that matter matter of fact he mentioned that he was working on doing that for at least about a good twenty years i. I looked up another article that talked about how Desk that was one of his focus is while he was in the senate was even trying to get the. Us embassy over a moved over from tel aviv to jerusalem. And i am the thing about it is is that often times we see. A lot of elected officials interjecting their religious beliefs. And especially as of late i. I don't know if you guys can corroborate. This is that. I think that i saw a lot of that really revving up. When you saw the election of george w bush you remember when especially when a lot of the televangelists were talking about. How he was saved at a billy graham. A tent revival. And how. Because you know he believes so wholeheartedly that you know. He is the rightful leader As far as like you know taking over a the presidential office But if you even if you like look at like the elected officials you know the majority of them have some type of theoretical background. Even if it's not necessarily christian But it's but it's often times you know like the big three right you know some type of Judeo belief system and they and they often talk about that you know as far as like as a qualifier to i should be in this particular office because you know i believe this particular way i'm being led by you know a higher authority. Sure when i when i hear about this and when you hear a lot of the morality and sort of the the types of reasoning types of the worldview..
"united states embassy" Discussed on The Non-Prophets
"Yeah And that's when a lot of a lot of stuff came came up and especially being Privy to a lot of these particular pastors until evangelist. I will often times talk about these particular things. Then you know talking about like looking at the signs in and and seeing that we are in the end of days and you know you need to get yourself together or you know is going to be a problem. And then you know buying the bumper stickers like just in case of rapture car will be empty etc etc entitlement more. You talk about these preachers. These these types we've got Ralph drawing jurors capitol ministries right. I'm going to the article. He started a bible study for white house staff in march twenty. Seventeen and this this type of guy this This guy who's into rapture theology born again type stuff. We've got a lot of people or there we got all. These members of the cabinet have attended. We've got the secretary of state. Alex pasta in jeff sessions. Scott pruitt of the epa. We got of course. Vice president mike pence who described himself as a born again evangelical catholic attempt to have your hands in many pies at once right. Mike pompeo gifted hands himself ben carson. In of course nurture. I always think of nurse ratched is ratchet ran the clues when betsy devos bless her heart. Sonny perdue secretary of agriculture. And then david jeremiah. All these names okay. All these the trump's evangelical advisory board Mike huckabee type people. It's amazing these are who are now plugged into or or for a little while longer. But it's not going to end when trump leaves office. they're gonna they're gonna circle around again right With the paula white. What's her last name. Paula white smith surname the and strike and strike and strike this. These talk back back back back. I can do it to paula. People have access to the president and all these these high level decision makers and you know as the article goes through here. It's not it's not just a personal faith thing that they exercise on their own. Okay get into performs their decision making both Personally in the way they dedicate certain for christ. They don't plan for tomorrow. They they they they do things in a biblical way but also our national policy writing because of these end times. Not which really scares me looking here. They're talking about the decision to move. The united states embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem. Allot lot the iran. Nuclear deal assassinate a major general Kacem so sulejmani Destabilizing actions all these actions are done because jerusalem in israel has to have a certain place in history the nations around it have to be in a certain posture for the end times to come. It's almost like they're trying to hasten to fulfill this prophecy or this interpretation of of the biblical passages as a prophecy of things to come. And i'm sorry it's it's to me. It's crazy that we let people who believe this and are willing to put the force of government Behind it to make these things happen. It's like their cult members to me. Yeah i it. It scares me as well to know that you know this type of you know You know preaching talking things of that..
"united states embassy" Discussed on The Non-Prophets
"And then you know buying the bumper stickers like just in case of rapture etc etc entitlement more. You talk about these preachers these these types. We've got ralph drawing jurors capitol ministries right. I'm going to the article. He started a bible study for white house staff in march. Twenty seventeen and this type of guy. This this guy who's into rapture theology born type stuff. We've got a lot of people or there we got all. These members of the cabinet have attended. We've got the secretary of state alex pasta. Jeff sessions scott pruitt of the epa. We got of course. Vice president mike pence who described himself as a born again. Evangelical catholic an attempt to have your hands in many pies at once right. Mike pompeo gifted hands himself ben carson. In of course Nurture i always think of. Her nurse. Ratched is ratchet ran the clues when betsy devos bless her heart. Sonny perdue secretary of agriculture. And then david jeremiah. All these names okay. All these the trump's evangelical advisory board Mike huckabee type people. It's amazing these are who are now plugged into or or for a little while longer. But it's not gonna end when trump leaves office. they're gonna they're gonna circle around again right With the paula white. What's her last name paula. White smith surname the and strike and strike and strike this. These talk back back back back. I can do it to paula. People have access to the president and all these these high level decision makers and you know as the article goes through here. It's not it's not just a personal faith thing that they exercise on their own. Okay get into performs their decision making both Personally in the way they dedicate certain for christ. They don't plan for tomorrow. They they they they do things in a biblical way but also our national policy writing because of these end times. Not which really scares me looking here. They're talking about the decision to move. The united states embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem a lot iran nuclear deal assassinate a major general Kacem so sulejmani Destabilizing actions all these actions are done because jerusalem in israel has to have a certain place in history the nations around it have to be in a certain posture for the end times to come. It's almost like they're trying to hasten to fulfill this prophecy or this interpretation of of the biblical passages as a prophecy of things to come. And i'm sorry it's it's to me. It's crazy that we let people who believe this and are willing to put the force of government Behind it to make these things happen. It's like their cult members to me. Yeah i it. It scares me as well to know that you know this type of you know You know preaching talking things of that..
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"A global pandemic has made a significant impact on International travel on education. Has this environment impacted international programs at Wayne State? Yes, it has. But we at Wayne State remain committed to preparing our students to live and work in a global society. On even through the pandemic. We're creating an expanding partnerships with international universities and providing opportunities for our students. Well, what are some of the new programs you have in place, while the United States Embassy just selected Wayne State to lead a collaboration between the US and the United Arab Emirates that includes $100,000 Grant to build our partnership with the American University of Russell Hama? The grant will help us expand the U. S you a higher education collaborations and will strengthen relations between our countries. And how do you see this new partnership impacting Wayne State students. International experiences like those that will be pursued through this grant help connect students across the world. They learn more about each other. That makes the world a little smaller. A bit more familiar and connected, even while a pandemic keeps us physically apart. Thank you, Dr. Resident Learn more about Wayne State's international programs at Wayne 0.80 you If We're hearing that Paul W. Smith Show News Talk 7 60 W. J. R. 7 37 on this Tuesday, snowy Tuesday morning about 29 degrees 30 degrees. Coming up at 7 48 the fine Oakland County Sheriff all round. Good guy Mike Bouchard will be here. You know, Maria, I saw that headline in the Detroit News. For example, this morning Ice fishing blues on the Great Lakes. Well, the blues are there is no ice fishing. No one should be out there. Ice fishing, Sadly and that's I'm sure with the sheriff is gonna be. It's gonna be telling this. Unfortunately, sadly. After the loss of Ah Oakland County Man on the snowmobile Sundays, he fell through the ice. That on Wolverine Lake, so none of these. None of these waters are safe right now. It hasn't been cold enough long enough, but will get the official word. From Sheriff Michael Bouchard. Just a less than 10 minutes from right now I see in the news may be already had this Harvey Weinstein Court case results In $17 million payout for his accusers. The money will be taken from the liquidation of Weinstein or Weinsteins production company over 50 women who accused the disgraced film producer. Of sexual misconduct will share that $17 million payout, according to a U. S. Bankruptcy Judge haven't heard much about that. But It would be wrong to think that something isn't happening. Obviously, these things continue to happen. And and will continue to and a couple of different cases. Meanwhile, on the bright side of the news as we fight the Brazilian Corona virus variant in the U. S and Sadly, talk about the damage and loss of life. Far at least one teenager because of the tornado. In Alabama. And we have talked to touchdown base with the lawsuit of Rudy Giuliani from the The makers of those voting machines. You got a lot of advertising those voting machines, bikes and now I can't even remember what they're called Demanding yet So no one ever heard of Dominion until I guess if you were in the voting machine business you heard of him, But whatever, but here's some good news. That? I think, Marie because of you being you, you will especially like the fact That it has been announced. That the first woman Will be on the Super Bowl team of referees of officials. I saw that. Yes, I saw that. Sarah Thomas. Hmm. So it's not been easy. But slowly but surely Equity is reached, and more and more women are in jobs that they never had before And let me just say on behalf of all the women out there. We've been litigating and managing families, and I mean we have eyes in the back of our heads. We know what's going on in the back of the car. We don't have to turn around. We know we are all about fairness. Trying tow, you know, help our kids make sure that they get those fights settled so I think this is a perfect job for women. I think they're gonna do a great naturally You're a natural referee. We are born with that gene that instinct to be referees. And all the mothers out there who are hearing this air going? Yes. Yes, you know, and when and when All else fails when all else fails because I said so. That's that's the answer. That works. Almost always. It has to work. I'm not sure. At what age does that stop working any idea? Oh, I don't know. I still say it because they're adults. Yeah, there's still a done. But why are you doing it that way? Because I said so, because this is the way I want to do it. I bet I bet that that does still work Well in your household, Marie E think you rule with an iron fist. Or maybe that's a fist with a knife and a white gloved iron fist. I like to say I like that even better, a white gloved iron fist. 7 42 at 7 60 wjr. The sheriff is coming up shortly here..
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"Begin with the security threat of our ally Israel and the whole region, the gulf. I'm thinking of especially the peaceful nations on the Gulf, and we have great news about Qatar. And Saudi Arabia coming to terms and smoking a peace pipe these last days, so the concern grows about the activities and traditions of the Islamic republic. Grows and grows and grows, Malcolm a very good evening to you. I would say Iran is a bigger threat now than it was before the peace broke out in the Gulf of in the Gulf because There are so many more targets that the U. S now must taken count of and we're very pleased to welcome idea. Lieutenant Colonel retired Micki Siegel, who is going to help us, he said the gruesome set of Republic affairs. Ah, help us understand what the players from Iran. They talk big, But can they act upon it, Mickey? A very good new year to you. And I thank you for joining us. This is the supreme leader. On the day of within hours off the targeted killing of far Azadeh, a nuclear scientist and a the driver in the illicit nuclear weapons program and other productions by Iran these many decades within hours. The Supreme leader issued a a claim that he was martyred and then made more threats. What do you What do you make now of those threats many weeks later, Has Iran acted on them, or we still watching? Good evening, too. Good evening. What I think it just thinking. Thank you back five years ago. I'm in a ready. Little said that Israel would not be not exist in 25 years. And this week there was a new must list proposals. Burian problems. Proposals sent. These really is there will be Destroyed in 20 years. So there is in Iranian overall plane mastered by the year any leader and cause it to destroy Israel. And this is why we see that they have never given up their nuclear don't look clearer activity and it is very good. You can see that you're producing Reaching actually enriching uranium to 20% and installed 1000 more advanced and the future. Um I think that they're running down ovary explosions in the closing days off President Trump presidency and they are building their tools, the Boxtrolls towards the violent administration to renegotiate from standpoint off power. Um in the meanwhile we can see Iranian other activity in the region all across the region. Actually, we're seeing them taking South Korean tanker Few days ago, you were seen in helping the helping day hoodies in Yemen to target I want Show and Osho, Saudi Arabian oil infrastructure facilities and actually in Iraq. They encouraged the shabby the popular mobilization force. In Iraq to turn in the green Zone, the United States Embassy in Iraq so they are very conscious. They're using their proxies, but I think they're really not for future retaliation against ignorance. I wanted to ask you whether this habit what implications are then for the broader infrastructure Given the assassination. If I've decided that, John reference the Um, events at the industrial fires and the disasters in the past month. Do we see a shake up now in the Iran intelligence services? Are there changes taking place there? Dar changes Taking the other changes. Taking place in the Iranian security of Artois is mainly in the Ministry of Intelligence, and some of them are Responsible for the security off their alien, prominent prominent nuclear scientists, and there was an actually ongoing britches off intelligence and security in Iran. As you pointed out correctly, the centrifuge facility Um in the town. The fascination, which is still very let's say nobody knows exactly. Yeah, I guess someone knows. But the Iranians don't know exactly what was going on during the day assassination, and they some some of their practices in Iran blame each other for the federal thing. Que the top scientist. The one was orchestrated actually, all the Iranian nuclear military operations in Iran. And the monstrous Iran's Parliament. They asked. Oh, Um, form a committee to investigate the ongoing failures on the rail security and intelligence apparatus is and this is very, very painful. Uh um Point form for the Iranian security and intelligence apparatus. The puzzle the puzzle then, Michael, if we go through this Iran represents a constant threat. But it would appear Malcolm. Sometimes I puzzled whether they whether they have a very cheap offensive campaign. They talk big. And then the predicated is the threat. The Pritikin is the weapon. Mickey, is that something? They've learned how to use to making these long range threats and and and holding out the possibility of mass of weapons of mass destruction, but not actually doing things. I think there ain't doing a lot of things and we have seen a their main testing ground for modest weapons long range. Sometimes they have cruise missiles launched from from Yemen Throat, Saudi Arabia, Sometimes even they targeted. A airport in the United down memories. They have the capabilities. They put this capabilities. Um On the other approaches land whether it's in Syria, which is really is constantly trying to destroy the rail infrastructure, But I think we should look very, very carefully in the water. What is happening in Yemen? Because Yemen is turning into the biggest testing ground. We really in advance, if precise weapons whether it did, uh, yeah, thank you Waited On drones with drones sound with explosive both Be big boats loaded with explosives that are targeting also some of the infrastructure with all the implications regarding Israeli gas rigs, a gas breaks in the Mediterranean, so they're trying all kinds of weapons. On in Yemen against Saudi Arabia against the Ori against the free, uh against ships that are moving towards the Red Sea. Um, so this is a very important place to look at the German with the rains they're doing in Yemen and off course, the piracy in the whole move straight in the Persian Gulf, doing Jell O And they don't include trying not to do things on their borders on there. Let's say the first drink off security off Iran. They're trying to avoid doing things that could harm Iran directly, so they're actually walking through their proxies. In Yemen in Syria, Lebanon in through Hamas and the person in Gaza don't tow car, but cartel is well in this garden, Malcolm 30 seconds quickly. Can you tell us about the link of the rule Colors? Story is at the induction and the organized crime connection with Iran. We have 30 seconds, man. Within Iranian they're doing with mostly things that are collected to narco terrorism. We'll send it in the South America with hotels that tried to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, walking through drug dealers. In Europe tow target position leaders in the Scandinavian states in Europe on European soil and all these our through Who dropped trafficking rules that starts from Afghanistan through Iran, Turkey in Europe, and they're utilizing these drug dealers criminals to toe take operation against Iranian opposition to lord them into Turkey and other places and to bring them as they said to justice in Iran because of what they claim their terrorist activity against Iranian regime toppled the Iranian really idea of Lieutenant Colonel retired Micki Siegel, Michael Siegel. Of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Malcolm Hoenlein conference. The president's I'm John Besh. It's John Bachelor telling you, yes, you to start the new year off right and lose a contractually guaranteed 20 to 40 plus pounds in only 40 days with NJ Diet and J Giant first uses your hair and saliva samples, along with their bio, energetic scans to personalize natural solutions and supplements, where the side.
Trump Joins Limbaugh Show, Defends Action on Iran
"I said do you know we're gonna have a guest on coming up here present in the United States Donald Trump and I've heard the interview radio interviews the president before no come on for five minutes or so he was fine with rush for almost the the whole half hour so much so Russian can actually took a commercial break in the middle of the interview yeah sorry miss present all I have to put you on hold will be right back I was probably trumps only free time for the day I but he knew going on that broadcast dis going to be able to get to you know his his core audience see the people that helped get him elected and that's that's what he did it was a great interview and he started it by talking about how this general Soleimani who he ordered to be struck by the drone and it turns out this is a real big operation it wasn't something he just thought of at the last minute they've been following this guy they've been tracking is airplane within a wax they knew where he was going he was coming in to bet to Baghdad Iraq where they had just tried to storm the United States embassy we unlike previous administrations protected our embassy and the people in it by bringing in a group of marines with Apache helicopters in the V. twenty two ospreys and you know we we we protected our embassy we protect our people and solo Meanies flunky sure they're trying to break into our embassy while he didn't think that was good enough so he had been planning more attacks on civilians and on our military so he flew into Baghdad to oversee the operation of the personally this the same guy that literally has been overseeing the war if by not proxy about by proxy rather on the United States since the late nineteen seventies he's the person that's responsible for all the IED is an EFT is the road side bombs that killed over six hundred of our troops and maimed thousands of others he was not a nice guy and the president goes on to say this let's listen to cut number one from Rush Limbaugh yesterday but he is responsible for the IEDs as at the roadside bombs and bombs and blow up all over the place and then the sister which is the big one the big version that actually knocks out tanks and kills everybody within within earshot a really horrible weapon he's responsible for all those incredible young people over at Walter Reed when they do such a great job by the way and when they lose their arms and their legs are real he gave so much of that technology much of that stuff was made in Iran that he should have been taken out a long time ago and we had a shot at it and we talk about and we're a lot safer now because of it and it's interesting that he mentions are you mention in the interview that not only he said should have president Obama taken him out he said but president George W. bush should as well should have as well so he was not just picking on one administration he actually picked on the bush administration as well we pointed out yesterday in the broadcast that's he is for Israeli army actually have their sights on this guy a long time ago back in twenty fifteen and they kinda notified the United States of Hey we're gonna take this guy out and what did the Obama Biden administration did do they call the Paramus it Hey you guys being surveilled by Israel you better get him out of the way because they're going to try and kill him we talked about that yesterday was in the Israeli publication carrots from back in nineteen as him into twenty eighteen so this this is well known that again the Obama administration Nix the whole deal around was eight when Israel was gonna try and take this
Building the State Departments Website with Tracy Rotton
"Then there are aspects of the state department's work that maybe i'm not a particular fan of of and so maybe i will you you know opted not participate in particular sub sites or whatever but that remains to be seen the next the next goal on this overall project project is to take all of the <hes> embassy websites for united states embassies around the world and move them into this new design and just one more common. I know this was like a small question with a very big answer but what are the first <hes> tweets tweets that i saw when it when it was launched but nobody made any announcements is is somebody who oh they redesigned the website to be part of the administration's propaganda or something along the way and that tweet ended up getting deleted but that sure that kinda hurt because we really didn't design zayn this with any particular political view administration ethos in mind. The design is really meant to be agnostic hostak. The content is whatever the current administration is going to put in as content you know in in two years. We may have another administration. Their priorities are gonna shift and we're going to have different content or it. May stay the same anymore who knows what the future bricks but the goal of this was not to support anyone political view support any particular party eighty ninety nine point nine percent of the people who work in the federal government in this area are career civil servants who served through the trump administration the obama administration situation bush administration back to clinton in some are in some cases so it's really not a political objective. It's <hes> you know. Let's <unk> promote. The priorities of our particular agency and the state department has priorities that i can support whereas other agencies not so much. 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Today again to set up a free account pay only when it goes live thanks so much pantheon for their support of this episode and this season of how i built it people think that every federal agency adopts the face of the current president didn't but i mean it's not like you put any presidential like any campaign slogan on the website right. It's this is the state department. These are like you said people like you and me. Maybe people slightly better than me 'cause they've dedicated their life to to civil service and they're they're serving the they're serving the cause and the constitution and <hes> i think that's <hes> that's a very admirable viewpoint. I'm really glad i asked that because i was hoping you you would enter in that vein and you definitely did so <hes> that's fantastic <hes> now as far as let's talk tech now right. That's why we're both talk. Talk about all absolutely so you are the technical architect for a federal agency's website <hes>. This website is probably existed since the clinton administration. I'm gonna gas in some way shape or form. What was that <hes> just in general what was that like well as i said they had a proprietary customized cms <hes> that looked look like it had been built in the clinton administration to be frank <hes> and so basically if if we just scrap that the whole thing and started from scratch there was a lot of content migration that happened because some things got preserved but you could actually see what the old sites lights look like because they archive after every administration they don't take the site down so you can go back and see the obama era <hes> website. It's all it's all archived on on sub domains and then go back to george w bush etc <hes> so those sites will still exist and will continue to exist permanently in their existing form <hes> from you know as of last week in may fifteen twenty nineteen onwards. It's it's going to have this new design. <hes> they've poured it over a lot of the content <hes> into the new format but that was a very painstaking process. There was has no automated like migration tool. It was really a bunch of people on the state department just going over documents. Ten thousand of them ended up getting moved over <hes> so that was an entire atlassian task on its own to do that well. That's wild <hes> as as you were talking. I managed to find some of the it looks like it's a year range. <hes> rights for example nineteen ninety-seven hyphen in two thousand and one dot state dot gov is the archive for the most recent clinton administration state <hes> state department website. I'm so that's that's super interesting. I think i caught the last one before your redesign which looks very interesting. I want to say big improvement. <hes> your design over the most recent one <hes> but that's not so that's a very interesting thing that was archived and i guess they hired you knowing that you were wordpress person so did did you have to make the word press cell or they knew they wanted to use where now they had they had picked the word processing technology before hey come and then had found me out because of my association with bert press part of the driving factor was that the embassy websites that i am mentioned before actually are already on wordpress and that's actually a multi instance so one sub site for every embassy around the world so about two hundred give or take so kind of using that synergies to use fancy buzzwords was one one of the driving factors of moving this word press because they had the competency in place they actually already have contractors who are responsible for the maintenance of the embassy sites so it was kind of leveraging known technology on that front gotcha and that makes sense if they want to bring the new design into the fold presumably it'll be a little bit easier since they're both on wordpress <hes> and <hes> we will talk about that when we get to the title question but <hes> as far as <hes> the research that goes into this position right because they had already chosen wordpress for a number of reasons <hes>. I'm sure they had other contractors but what how did you prepare for this job. What kind of research went into. I'm about to do a redesign. I'm going to help the redesign for a government agency. How's that going to work so a lot of it was handled by the firm that hired me and i am purposely not naming names because of all the contractual issues you know some companies are allowed to take credit for things and others are not so. I don't want to step on any of those issues so the firm that had hired in me at all ready started doing the u._s. Work a lot of the visual design work and they what they did is they were working like one sprint ahead at the tech team <hes> when that came in and this is like april of twenty eighteen so this has been thirteen months works yeah it's definitely the longest project checked ever been near us like three months move on but they had some contractors hired for for the positions that they needed so the couple of back end developers couple of front end developers who were staff of the agency and they were like looking for one more and the goodness of friend of mine who i had worked with at a previous agency <hes> was available and came on board <hes> and he was like like just instrumental so we basically that was most of the early work was putting together the team <hes> through the mixture of people who were already working for the agency and people who were brought in as contractors like myself <hes> and then it was just basically you know. Where do we start. What do we use as a starter theme well. That's where kind of it was less research and more of while you hired me so i'm going to do things my my way and that's where we used underscores as the starter theme and we used sas as the front end <hes> c._s._s. kind of processor and a lot of those kind of decisions. Were were just kind of driven by this is the way i always do things so it's going to be quickest if we just kind of keep those practices involved because they've worked for me for for years and might as well stick with what works yeah that's great and i mean you're basically coming to a blank slate right because you're switching content management systems so it's not like you're like we need to support these plug ins or we need to support. There was no legacy code to have to deal with at all the plug ins that we brought in were the ones that i've used in the past or or we researched and and we're the ones that met the needs <hes> again i we can we can dive more into tech now or we're gonna die more into tech later but i'm some other early decisions. Were not to use gutenberg which was ask actually got that question on twitter yesterday the reason in for not using who was a this was before wordpress five point zero was released. <hes> in gutenberg was not stable and for the amount of development. We had to do <hes> it. It was just not going to be a good choice to go with something that was still so much in flux and so instead we used a <hes> heavy heavy use of a._c._f. Pro advanced custom fields pro to build custom templates that the state department needed they meet a variety of different aren't templates to meet their content type so different template for bureaus which would have a particular information that we have you know different template for landing pages ages or policy issue pages or those kind of things that each require different information so it was just a better better way of sticking with the classic editor and using a c._f. Perot as basically or continental system for most cases yeah. That's i mean that sounds like an incredibly good approach approach. <hes> and i know it's something that i've heard other agencies doing right like they'll. They will generously use a._c._f. Pro- <hes> or some other her <hes> custom fields thing but i'm a big fan of a._c. Of pro- <hes> and they'll just straight up in some cases hide the editor <hes> and they'll have of you know these boxes that are specifically designed to display this information and to your point right. If you started this thirteen months ago that is when enberg and five point out we're supposed to launch and then it got delayed so kind of making that decision early on in the process tesla was probably a good one right <hes> do you do you have plans to support gutenberg in the future or not at not at this point joint. I mean at some point we can re re. <hes> you know come back to that. Maybe we also as i said we have to. The embassy see sites to work on neck. So do we go but also the amount of content just even today i have worked on other projects since then <hes> one of which i'm using gutenberg and one of which i'm not and i just find that the the content entry process using gutenberg a lot slower than it is for the kind of the old fashioned continents are classic editor way so you're dealing with the volume of data <hes> they had to migrate over slowing down if it took twice as long to enter in one page of content that was going to significantly impact further. You're not that we did have some impacts in schedule. It was the one month furlough did not help his is that state department was one of the agencies that got furloughed so that was not conducive to the time line obviously but anyway any any kind kind of slowed down like that would have just introduced more delays and at some point you just say no more delays yeah absolutely i i mean i think it's it's <hes> gutenberg is in this weird middle area between like content editor and page builder and it's it's certainly good for some things but <hes> again i it's a case by case basis and i think in this case it probably would have hurt the project more <hes> so as as we're talking talking about kind of the tech stack you mentioned underscores in sas tools. I'm a big fan of a._c._f. Pro another another great tool. <hes> let's get into the title question. How did you build it and as you answer this question. I m curious to know if you designed with the multi site project it in mind if they told you up front hey we're going to do this next or if they told you that like halfway through the project or whatever okay so first of all. We're gonna have to change the name of your podcast because because it's not how i built this. It's how we built this. This was a team a cast of dozens we had u._s. Designers continent architects rex front end developers back end developers full stack developer such as myself so it wasn't one person and i really we don't want to fall into the the the hacker news like she should like ten percent of the work. It takes one hundred percent of the credit. I'm not taking hundred presentiment presentiment anything. This was a huge team effort and so again. It was an agile process. The designs per template were happening. A sprint ahead of the development work which i really wasn't a fan of because as designers honors moved onto next template. We didn't really foresee certain modules being reused that ended up getting reused because they decided okay this macho macho works for this page in this context and so we had named things in a certain way and and <hes> constructed the file structure in a certain way and now we have to go back and change it because something that is specific one template is now shared across multiple templates so would've loved a little bit more or of a holistic approach in terms of the design but you know you we did go back and retrofit things as we had to so so so that was that part of it as far as designing with the mission and the multi site in mine that was even the cards and then was a little bit because of how the structure of the contract worked so this agency that initially hired me came in and all they were tasked with with state dot gov and not even to get it to launch basically the initial build. The contract ran until like the end of of last october. I remember going into a meeting the tape before halloween as basically this is my hand off. This is how it works. This is where the code is. This is my email if you we need to reach me by sia. I thought i was done. I thought that was it my contract with the other agency and it and and i was off to do my other things under tokyo studios then about a month later i got a call from the contracting firm a federal government contracting firm firm who had taken over the contract and they were like well. We have this project redoing the state dot gov website and we won. Ah we heard your name and we thought you might be good for this project. I'm like well. Let me tell you something about the history of this. You know i was on the team that built that right and ed. I think they were just a little coy so they ended up getting hired by the federal government contracting for that was taking this to launch and then they were the ones who were told like in the future after the state dot gov launch. You're going to be working on the embassy sites so that was my first inkling like ah after i thought i was done with this thing i was going to move on to my next thing. I'm coming back in michael corleone everything every time. I think i'm <music> out. They pulled me back in yeah yeah so so that's where we are now and actually now one of the things i'm working on. Actually in the next brand is like a piece of the site that the original agency never actually got to we just didn't have the time <hes> kept kicking connect down the road and now it's ending back on my play and guess what i'm going to be coding in about two weeks. Is this piece of functionality still being done so take with
Shots fired at gate of U.S. Embassy in Turkey
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Flooding in southern Indian state kills more than 350, displaces 800,000
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