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Pompeo announces U.S. consulate in Western Sahara
"Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U. S plans to open a consulate in Western Sahara that will be part of the U. S embassy in Morocco. NPR's Michele Calvin reports. It comes after the Trump administration upended long standing policy and recognized Morocco sovereignty over the disputed region. Secretary Pompeo says he's beginning a process to establish the U. S consulate in Western Sahara, and he's already inaugurated a virtual post meant to support economic and social development in the region. In a recent op Ed, former Secretary of State James Baker accused the Trump administration of turning its back on the people of Western Sahara. Who have sought a referendum on the status of the former colony. The Trump Administration recognized Morocco sovereignty as part of a deal to get Morocco to normalize ties with Israel. Baker called that an astounding retreat from the principals of international law.
"western sahara" Discussed on AP News
"As part of the deal, the United States has agreed to recognize Morocco's claim over the long disputed Western Sahara region might cross here. Washington With just weeks to go in his administration President Donald Trump added to his Mideast legacy Thursday announcing Israel and Morocco have agreed to normalize relations. Trump tweeted another historic breakthrough today. Part of the deal, the United States agreed to recognize Morocco's claim over the long disputed Western Sahara region. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the agreement Trump the people of Israel in the state of Israel. Will be forever indebted to you. The agreement makes Morocco the fourth Arab nation to recognize Israel during the Trump administration. This summer agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates was announced and Bahrain and Sudan then followed. Mike Rossio Washington I might cross CIA reporting the Trump administration brokers a deal between Israel and Morocco. President Donald Trump added to his Mideast legacy Thursday, announcing on Twitter that Israel and Morocco have agreed to normalize relations. The deal was brokered by Trump's son in law and adviser Jared Kushner and his chief international negotiator, Avi Berkowitz. In Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, I want to first thank President Trump Was extraordinary efforts. To expand piece to bring peace to Israel and the peoples of the Middle East. As part of the deal, the United States has agreed to recognize Morocco's claim over the long disputed Western Sahara region might cross here. Washington The Senate Republican leader, slamming the brakes on that bipartisan covert relief package that a group of senators has been negotiating to try to get aid to workers and businesses struggling because of the pandemic. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been pressing for a five year liability shield to protect companies from lawsuits over Cove. It 19 illnesses and says a trade off in the works $160 billion to state and local governments in exchange for a one year shield isn't going to fly Democratic college want to pretend they're bravely fighting big corporations. They're really bullying, small business owners and college President, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says. We have to have a bill and we cannot go home without it. Meanwhile, President Trump has pushed for another round of stimulus checks instead of an unemployment benefit, but no aid for local governments. Jackie Quinn Washington AP News I'm to McGuire an advisory panel takes a big step in putting a corona virus vaccine into action. After a day long meeting. We do have a table below independent food and drug administer. Oration advisory panel Endorsed visors vaccine for emergency use FDA Scientists are also expected to sign off on the vaccine safety and effectiveness and fighting a disease that's killed nearly 300,000 in the U. S. The first people could start getting shots in days, Fizer says It will have about 25 million doses of the two shot vaccine for the U. S by month's end. Initial supplies will be mostly reserved for health care workers and nursing home residents. SOCCER MAHOGANY Washington Next week, the FDA will review a second vaccine from Moderna and the National Institutes of Health that appears about his protective as thief. Isar Bhai on Tech shot more than 3000 people died of covert 19 yesterday in this country. Congressional leaders remain at odds over a coronavirus relief bill has time draws closer for millions of loser unemployment benefits. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been pressing for a five year liability shield to protect companies from lawsuits over Cove. It 19 illnesses and says a trade off in the works $160 billion to state and local governments in exchange for a one year shield isn't going to fly Democratic college want to pretend they're bravely fighting Big Corp Orations. They're really bullying, small business owners and college President, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says. We have to have a bill and we cannot go home without it. Meanwhile, President Trump has pushed for another round of stimulus checks instead of an unemployment benefit, but no aid for local governments. Jackie Quinn Washington The Senate also has to approve a stopgap spending bill by midnight tomorrow or face the partial government shutdown Saturday. This is AP News. On International conservation group has released its so called red list of endangered species had Donnie who has more, the list has expanded. But the group's Craig Hilton, Taylor says the population of European bison has improved because of re wilding, a restoration of habitats. 1800 animals in 2000 and three To over 6000 from the council last year, 31 new species have been declared extinct about 129,000 and all, There are a number of reasons why increasing frequency and intensity of fires and South Africa, Australia, California. Warming of the oceans. But there is one major cause for species nearing extinction. Human footprint is everywhere. New to the endangered list are three Central American frog species and 15 freshwater fish species. I'm Ed Donahue researchers say they may have found a previously unknown species of beaked whale off Mexico's western Pacific coast. I'm Tim McGuire. JP knew Had benefit. That's a fact have been. That's a fact. My credit card purchases give me cash their president. Give me cash that no one else gets. These reboard such and that is just played us through. What in Tarnation, Sir Pen fits para cash rewards card isn't just for military members. Anyone can get cash back on all purchases. Figgins, you've ruined my favorite song. Penn Fed Credit Union visit Penn fed dot org's slash power cash to receive any advertised product, you must become a member of Penn Fed injured by NC Away The Trump Administration carries out another execution just weeks before President elect Joe Biden takes office. Brandon Bernard was 18 and 1999 when he and four other Killeen, Texas teens abducted, robbed and murdered, annihilate religious couple visiting their hometown. On Thursday night, Bernard became the ninth federal inmate to be put to death since July, when President Trump ended a 17 year hiatus and federal executions. The administration wants to carry out another execution Friday and three Maurin January before the inauguration. The last time there were executions in a lame duck period. Was at the end of Grover Cleveland's first presidency, and 18 89 I'm Tim McGuire. The Trump Administration is intent on carrying a federal executions until just before President elect Joe Biden's inauguration. 40 year old Brandon Bernard was 18 at the time. He and four other young men robbed and killed a religious couple visiting their Killeen, Texas hometown. Before his execution Thursday night. He told relatives of the couple that he was sorry, and that's the only words I can say that completely capture how I feel now and how I felt that day. Another execution is set for Friday at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. The Federal Bureau of Prisons has plans to put three more in Mesa death in January ahead of President elect Joe Biden's inauguration. If they are all carried out the Trump administration after reviving federal executions, for the first time in 17 years will have put to death 13 inmates. 12 men and one woman. I'm Tim McGuire. 40 year old Brandon Bernard was 18. At the time. He and four other young men robbed and killed a religious couple visiting their Killeen, Texas hometown. Before his execution Thursday night. He told relatives of the couple that he was sorry, and that's the only words I can say that completely capture how I feel now and how I felt that day. Another execution is set for Friday at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. The Federal Bureau of Prisons has plans to put three more in Mesa death in January ahead of President elect Joe Biden's inauguration. If they are all carried out the Trump administration after reviving federal executions, for the first time in 17 years will have put to death 13 inmates. 12 men and one woman. I'm Tim McGuire. Had benefit. That's a fact I've been that's a fact. My credit card purchases. Give me cash their president. Give me cash back. No one else gets these reboard such and that is just playing us. What in Tarnation, Sir? Pen fits para cash rewards card isn't just for military members. 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Morocco Becomes Latest Arab Country To Normalize Ties With Israel
"Me happy holidays. Another Arab country has decided to join the Trump Administration's Abraham accords. Under the deal, Morocco will normalize ties with Israel. In return the U. S is backing Morocco's bid. Sovereignty over a disputed territory. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. Israel in Morocco have already had informal ties for years. But now in a tweet president Trump says they've agreed to full diplomatic relations. His son in law and adviser Jared Kushner, expects things to move quickly. They will grant overflights and direct flights to and from Israel for all Israelis. They'll reopen the liaison offices and robot and tell Aviv immediately with the intention to open the embassies you know, in the near future. For its part, the U. S. Is changing its policy toward Western Sahara Ah former Spanish colony In the past, the U. S. Has worked with the United Nations to promote talks between Morocco and the Polisario Front, which seeks independence for Western Sahara. Kushner says the U. S now recognizes Morocco's sovereignty over the disputed region is something that's been talked about. For a long time, but something that seemed inevitable at this point. A statement from the Polisario Front question whether the move by the U. S violates international law and said Morocco is quote selling it sold to maintain its illegal occupation. Trump's move also took the U. N by surprise. We've just learned of this through Twitter post, U. N spokesman Stephane Dujarric says the secretary general is still convinced that it's possible to reach a negotiated solution based on U. N resolutions. One Former U. N and U. S diplomat Jeffrey Feldman says the U. S. Was already leaning toward Morocco's planned offer some autonomy but not independence. For the people of Western Sahara. Previous administrations have never come out fully in support of Morocco. There's been kind of a wink wink nudge nights. The Moroccan economy plan looks pretty good as a basis for How you would negotiate a permanent settlement. But he fears that President Trump's move will short circuit diplomacy, leaving the Saharawi people weaker as he's done with others. He hasn't shown much empathy for weaker parties. Whether we're talking about the Kurds in Syria or the the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, and now this stuff rallies, Palestinians are sounding frustrated, too, as more Arab countries agreed to normalize ties with Israel
Morocco Launches Military Operation in Western Sahara Buffer Zone
"Front says a three decades old ceasefire in Western Sahara has been ended by a Moroccan military operation in the buffer zone. A senior Polisario officials have that war had started. Earlier, Morocco said it intended to clear a road linking Western Sahara with Mauritania. Polisario supporters say the highway shouldn't be in use and they've been blocking it. Western Sahara was annexed by Morocco in 1975. Since then it's been the subject of a dispute between the Moroccans and the indigenous people led by the Polisario Front. One of South Africa's
"western sahara" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Is Western Sahara and Inner Mongolia, but which is all been shaped or reshaped. Lie the contact with Western music, Western recording gear Western electronic technology, so it should be quite a musical journey. I'm John Shaffer hope you'll be alone for the ride in the next hour on new sounds. Let's begin way up north in northernmost Scandinavia, with the indigenous Somee people, the traditional reindeer herders of Norway and Finland and Russia. Mari Beina is a singer who lives in Norway. She is an ethnic somee musician and very often uses the traditional kind of chant of the Saami people, which is known as your king. It's very rhythmic. You'll hear it in the second half of this song. And she combines those rhythms with the with the sounds of Western Rock and jazz in a song called Voi Voi May from her album in the Hand of the night. Then we'll move to Inner Mongolia and the band called Hung Guy. Inner Mongolia is actually part of China. But hung Guy takes the sounds of traditional Mongolian throat singing. And mixes it again with the sounds of rock on a song called Herr Schutte Hero. Then we'll wrap up this first set in Ivory Coast, West Africa with the singer Antoinette Conan, who doesn't just sing. She also plays the hoco. Which is a traditional stick percussion instrument. You rubbed the stick and a gored amplifies the overtones, and that's at the core of this piece called Coco Loco Tani. And it comes from a 1986 album by Antoinette Conan Otherwise entitled, which has just been reissued and which is this marvelous combination of this? Traditional Ivory Coast sound with some very at the time contemporary western pop. Let's begin this set, though up north with Marie Buena, the Somee singer from Norway..
UK says it has struck deal to save troubled airline Flybe
"The future of a UK airline flybe is in doubt amid emergency rescue talks with the government. The company hasn't posted a profit since twenty fourteen but with services to fifteen European countries and more domestic flights than any other UK airline. Many say it's operations operations are crucial for local economies in hard to reach cities the BBC is Simon. Jackson explains why a bailout is so controversial beleaguered flyby also the government government consider deferring tens of millions of pounds the company owed in airport passenger. Gt to help stave off the collapse of Europe's biggest regional airline that presented the government with two problems first. The creation of what Boris Johnson has previously described as a moral hazard a dangerous precedent that would lead struggling companies to believe they could rely on the government to help them if they got into financial difficulties. Second any company specific assistance would likely fall foul of EU rules on state aid the solution an industry-wide Carts airport passenger duty for internal UK flights that proposal will be discussed at meetings between the Treasury the Department for Transport Sport and the Department for business shelled later. Today it allows the government a chance to help flyby while delivering on its promise to improve regional connectivity. A key manifesto pledge it comes at a cost of the public finances and maybe criticized for making it harder to deliver on promises to reduce the UK's carbon emissions the BBC's sees Simon. Jack reporting sitting down to breakfast this morning. Chances are some of the food in your bolt was grown using commercial fertilizer which contains phosphorus an element. That's become come vital to life thanks to its widespread use in the food and agricultural industries. Morocco leads the world in phosphate mining. Giving it a strategic advantage as food production increases alongside global population growth but the mineral isn't without controversy as the BBC's Matthew Davis reports standing in this landscape makes makes one field raw the small. This is therefore phosphate mine. Not only the largest mine in the world but one of the largest opencast opencast mines and this mine has forty three percent of global reserves of phosphate but the economics of most resources are never straightforward right forward and phosphates all no different. The vast majority of the world's phosphate reserves have a geopolitical issue which is being unresolved for nearly three decades accolades Western Sahara. Stephen Zunes is a professor of politics and International Studies. At the University of San Francisco there was a guerilla the war between the time of the Moroccan conquest and a u n brokered ceasefire in nineteen. ninety-one the Polisario sorry. You agreed to stop fighting in return for a U N supervised referendum but the Rock INS never allow that to take place A A basically attempted to stack the voter rolls with a rock and colonists so like many of the world's resources phosphates have become a political hot potato taito based on where they are and who claimed sovereignty over them. This is where they should be a response to the whole Western Sahara issue from an official of the Moroccan Iraq government. Unfortunately after weeks of emails and phone calls they fell to make anyone available. So it's difficult to tell exactly which way the winds of change if indeed. There are any or blowing in Western Sahara but both Morocco and the sad are are now members of the African Union. And there's some hope. The situation relation can be sorted out through that grouping but for the moment it looks as if a lot of the phosphates used to make the fertilizer used to grow the crops. Used to make the food we eat. We'll continue to come from this region and because it's an element so central to food security and seems many of the world's governments on willing to rock the boat too much in Casablanca. I'm the BBC's Matthew Davis for marketplace. Finally here's a tongue twister to start your morning. Bunga Bob for for a big Ben Bong. That's a phrase prime minister. Boris Johnson. US Today in an interview with the BBC but what does it mean. While in American English he might have said give a dime for chime time. He's throwing around the idea of starting a crowdfunding campaign for people to donate funds to get Big Ben which has been under renovation for the last two years to ring at eleven. NPR on January. Thirty first. That's when the UK will officially leave the European Union. He better get the campaign started though. It's estimated to cost just more than half a million dollars in London didn't Victoria Craig with the marketplace morning report from the B._B._C. World Service.
CONIFA World Football Cup is soccer showdown for not-quite countries
"He won't see most of these nations sports men and women compete internationally but they can play in the world cup Why footed? Twenty. that was the memorable world cup final which cop talia beach northern cyprus on penalties to win last year's final of the world cup that the conifer world cup competition represents the hungarian minority in ukraine knief oh the confederation of independent football associations include breakaway states some regions such as yorkshire england and minority groups from some nations sasha is secretary-general fifty-five members on all six continents and the simple majority of them are minorities or regions and then there is a huge set of members that are unrecognized countries so all the post soviet independent countries for example like a pasi setia transnistria nagorno-karabakh but also northern cyprus ahmadi not western sahara they all their own khalifa in football if you look at places like abkhazia transnistria how important is it for the people who live that t._v. able to fly their flag international to be recognized on the on our world stage it's incredibly important and it probably more for them than it is for most nations to play in world cup and it's not only the case about recognition that is important for them to waive their own flag and hear their own national anthem before to match but most of all i mean they are seriously isolated most of them they don't have access to any international sports they are forbidden to play any football matches on home soil against any international opposition even if it's a club that wants to travel there it's just forbidden and the visiting club would be banned for many years so for them does breaking embargo and being visible in a way as people naturally it is very important of big deal for them so what some of these football teams like how would they fare against relatively good international side would qualify for the world cup that is very hard to tell but i would say that the top ten maybe fifteen of our teams are mostly full professional players that play and top leaks of fiba if you look at pasi third example about seventy percent of this court is playing in the russian premier league or in leaks of some of the standard estonian leak and serbian leak so the standard is quite decent i would probably compare them probably to northern ireland on a bad day than island on a bad day that's not exactly bringing endorsement of the quality of that bull i mean they wouldn't probably qualify for for people world cup but fevered has two hundred twelve members and they would probably be very much in midfield of that and the same is true for the top ten fifteen teams than most of our top teams are obviously than non-recognised countries because they do have a proper structure behind on the ground and they do have the resources to also pay players to that will sash the secretary general of coney
Service and Sacrifice: Irish forces in Golan well trained to deal with challenging situations
"Rish military personnel. Serving under the UN flag in the Golan Heights. If been well trained to deal with challenging situations, according to the head of the contingent there there are one hundred thirty I rish nationals, including seven women currently deployed to the Wendy's engagement observer force that you went peacekeeping mission which was established in one thousand nine seventy four to monitor ceasefire between Israel and Syria. Many have served previously in other UN missions, including in Liberia, Lebanon, Kosovo, and Western Sahara, recently, the Irish contingent has been clearing mines. So that you enforce it can take positions again in areas, which had to be evacuated as a result of the civil war, which was taking place in Syria. Daniel Dickinson has been talking to the commander of the Irish forces Lieutenant Colin Lewis Flynn. I'm the contingent commander for the contingent which makes the fifty ninth if regroup on the we provide the Responsibility Act as the force observe. Company under the direct command of the enough force commander in order to achieve this task. And we maintain a credible in robust presence in the Golan to uphold the mandates and the Irish continued operates out of come forward. Which is where the force headquarters is located we maintain a quick Russia force and also reserve force within the amfar times, the quick reaction force is a small highly mobile unflexible force dot com. Respond to requests made by the force commander within fifteen minutes. Twenty four seven the requests can range from the evacuation of personnel from you in positions for various emergency reasons to routine patrols of the Bravo line on the east side of the areas of rain. The unisom also is self sufficient in that we have our engineering medical ordinance transport on the disk personnel who provides the capability for us to. To operate as in a self-sufficient manner. Are within our Mondays what role does the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force to give it it's it's official title. What role? Does it play? It's Mondays to maintain a credible presence in the Golan onto us best efforts to maintain the ceasefire between Israel on the Syrian Arab Republic. And to see the observed and what are the operating conditions like in in the region. I would put the operation conditions as challenging the area of perations is primarily focused on recall, the area separation between the alpha and Bravo lines. Both lines stretch for a distance of about seventy five kilometers from hermit in the north to the Jordanian border in the south area. Both lines in between. Both lines is known as the area's separation at the whitest point the area's operation stretches to nine kilometers, and is two hundred meters wide at the narrows point is that a particularly active area are the things. On every day, which peacekeepers need to react to on has over the last number of months has been reestablishing its its footprints in the area separation ju to the civil war which was on going in the area, the security situation deteriorated to such an extent that on withdrew most of its its presence from the area separation from the series from the Syrian side. Correct. They moved onto the side of the area separation until the last number months. We've moved back onto the onto the problem side and the Irish contingent is providing a level of engineer specialist search which we can go in and clear. Previously occupied a UN posts to ensure that all residents of war and Debbie are a safely cleared removed. So that can be occupied by UN forces. So that creates a challenging environment as technically difficult, but we have exceptionally well trained unqualified personnel to do those tasks wise it. Important for Ireland to contribute to on of I suppose since Arden's independence. We've been committed to a number of international bodies in the league nations between the world wars the UN after World War Two more recently the European Union on its predecessors at so it's a pragmatic assigned of our farm policy at a small state. So she's can commission on involve itself in the international order and provide a immeasurable presence in international peacekeeping on the world stage at wall sort of challenges do your troops face, especially those ones who who were on a UN peacekeeping mission for the first time. The first challenge is the the preparation on training is conducted at home before we deploy overseas normally takes approximately three months preparation period, where we'll go through the full remix of professional military training in the various specialities that we will bring with us. From dismounted infantry to the engineer specialist. Search teams to our ordinance disposal team our medical teams communications, so we can integrate fully as a robust mobile and competent enforce reserve and also getting understanding cultural or Stein of where we're going what we're going to do. And how we go about doing that an important in that is that we haven't ability to operate with our international partners owned the UN flying the other contingents within the on off mission. So that we can become more interoperable as we conduct operations. And but then there's also the personal Ed challenges even have obviously were leaving our friends and family behind in our in for for six six months tour, Judy. So there's an emotional price that personnel play. What do your men and women tell you about their experience serving as a as a blue helmet overall? I would say it's hugely positive 'em. They rise to the challenges by an allows of members of the arts festival will join the ability to to travel abroad to provide a real improvement in the conduct of the mandate admissions and to add a positive legacy to their service in the defence forces. So the professional satisfaction that they were saved and also the opportunity to operate with a multinational force, whom they wouldn't necessarily get the opportunity to operate with an also the exposure to a much wider civilian an NGO non-governmental organizations that operate in the area, we fully understand that the broadest level of peacekeeping and your mandate missions that military provide one elements of the solution and as far wider area covering call the comprehensive approach where all of the other. Non-governmental actors and aid agencies and provides support to the to to the to the wider conflict, and you're always benefit from not during experience seeing how people engage in tackle problems in a different way using a different lens of experience. So that's a huge using positive.
News in Brief 6 March 2019
"The this is the news in brief from the United Nations u n rights chief Michelle Basch has expressed concern about the Philippines war on illegal drugs. Saying that up to twenty seven thousand people have likely been killed in the campaign since mid twenty sixteen addressing the Human Rights Council. The High Commissioner highlighted that the policy promoted by president Rodrigo duty should not be more of a threat to people's lives than the drugs. They were using miss Bachelet's comments came as she highlighted concerns. Over rights around the world, including in Europe, where my Gration from North Africa had led to two hundred and twenty six deaths in the first two months of the year alone on US bound migration. Misbash? Let also noted that thousands more migrant children have been separated from their families than had been previously reported. According to a recent US government report in more positive developments. The High Commissioner hailed reforms in Ethiopia where gender parity has been achieved in government, and in Tunisia, where a woman was elected mayor of the capital. It'll last year to North Korea now known officially as the Democratic People's Republic of career DPRK where you and aid workers say that three point eight million people need life, saving assistance, according to the humanitarian country team, an estimated eleven million people lack sufficient nutritious food, clean drinking water or access to basic services such as health and sanitation women children the elderly and people with disabilities. Particularly vulnerable and are prioritized in the UN's newly published twenty nine thousand nine humanitarian needs plan. Help is urgently needed after it was found that overall food production in two thousand eighteen was the lowest it's been in a decade and more than nine percent down on twenty seventeen levels. And finally to the Western Sahara, a territory bordered by Morocco Mauritania and ALgeria which has been a source of conflict since nineteen seventy almost forty nine years later the situation remains volatile. But u n envoy host kosher said that on Wednesday talks will be held later this month in Switzerland. After discussions last December, bilateral meetings have already been held to prepare for the talks between Morocco the Frente Polisario ALgeria and Mauritania which have been welcomed by the UN Security Council. The United Nations peace mission known as Minoso the United Nations mission for the referendum in Western Sahara, was deployed in nineteen Ninety-one to oversee a ceasefire Daniel Johnson UN news.
"western sahara" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Nations manure so compound, we're just over two hundred UN peacekeepers, monitor the nineteen Ninety-one ceasefire between Morocco and the police REO but are legally prevented from intervening to stop human rights abuses. And we drive past the high walls of the notorious black prison, where generations of Sahara, always have been detained tortured and disappeared. One of them is Saharan independence. Activists hammered hammered who welcomes us into his home over t he describes his torture at the hands of the Moroccan authorities during his years spent as a political prisoner delinked electrodes to my ears and something to my underarms and to my tongue and then the sensitive parts. Yelling mollica. If I was bound, and when they use that manual generator. I would hear it cranking Manuel and then a small. Each time. They crank that generate up. I felt that my heart was going to burst of my body. Monica in jeopardy. The UN secretary general Ban Ki moon, called the Moroccan presence in Western Sahara, an occupation. What was your response? You're will be. Well, my answer is clear. We are people. We have a homeland. We have a culture we have all these things that cost the country. We are very different from the Moroccan. It's impossible for us to be Moroccans. We have no common history. There's nothing that links us to them whatsoever. I say that are damnation comes from the natural resources. We have here if it wasn't for these natural resources Morocco would never have invaded Western Sahara with the support of Spain. And spun you..
"western sahara" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"During our discussion. The Wally repeatedly mentioned the close US Moroccan relationship which dates back to seventeen seventy seven. When Morocco became the first nation to recognize the United States, while the US has never recognized Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara, Washington has played a pivotal role ensuring up Morocco's occupation. In addition to secretary of state Henry Kissinger, hoping for a rigged vote at the United Nations Security council regarding Western Sahara, president Jimmy Carter State Department in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine gave two hundred million dollars to the US company Northrop page communications to build an intrusion detection system for the nearly seventeen hundred mile wall Morocco built in Western Sahara, which is lined with an estimated seven million landmines a year later Carter provided Morocco with two hundred thirty mil. Million dollars in military eight it's been a bipartisan affair ever since King Hassan the second with President Reagan in one thousand nine hundred eighty two more people and American people will be ready always to mix their blood for the dignity of men. His majesty briefed me on the latest developments in his efforts to reach a peaceful settlement of the conflict, the Western Sahara, and I expressed my admiration for the support after the Cold War ended Morocco became a key US ally in the so-called war on terror in two thousand four President George W Bush designated Morocco to be a major non-nato ally of the United States opening the door for more military deals. And the money has flowed. Both ways the state-owned Moroccan phosphate company OCP, which operates in Western Sahara, donated as much as twelve million dollars to the Clinton foundation prior to the two thousand sixteen election. And the Wally proudly pulled up a photo on his cell phone from January of nineteen Ninety-two showing Donald Trump is soon to be wife, Marla, Maples and Moroccan King Hassan the second at Trump's prime property the plaza hotel in New York. Jump forward. A quarter of a century to now President Trump's disgraced Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt prior to his resignation crew. It took a controversial one hundred thousand dollar trip to Morocco in December of two thousand seventeen where he met with the head of Morocco state owned mining company for its trip was arranged by a lobbyist Richard smocking who accompanied Pruitt and help set up meetings for him. As we drive through the streets of Lyon, everywhere are signs of occupation. The city was built up under Spain's fascist dictator Francisco Franco, and it's been occupied by Morocco since the mid seventies. We passed the United.
"western sahara" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Western Sahara, is a territory rich in natural resources, which Morocco has exploited since the nineteen seventy five invasion, despite international court, rulings establishing the kingdom has no sovereignty over the territory Morocco controls, the majority of the world's reserves of phosphates a mineral used in fertilizers that's critical to feed in the world phosphate is transported more than sixty miles along the world's longest conveyor belt from mines in the desert to the port of Lyon, where it's loaded onto cargo ships bound for the US, Canada and countries around the world. Western Sahara's, fishing waters are among the richest on earth supplying the European Union with much of its seafood. Foreign energy companies continue to explore for offshore oil. Even though the UN says, the prospecting, violates international law, even Western Sahara sand is so loaded onto ships bound for European resorts. A pair of recent rulings by Europe's highest court declared Western Sahara is not a part of Morocco, and that European Union trade deals cannot include products from the occupied territory. Ships carrying phosphates from Western Sahara, have been held up in ports and Panama and South Africa. After the police REO challenged ownership of the cargo claiming it belongs to the Sahrawi people. Sahara's are fighting the plunder through peaceful demonstrations and through the courts when they hold protests in their refugee camps in ALgeria. Thousands turn out to oppose foreign companies profiting from the occupation like the European oil and gas driller San Leon energy. But when Sarah always protest and occupied Western Sahara, they're routinely met with violence by Moroccan foreign. It's still day two of our trip to Western Sahara, as we cross town to meet with more Saharaui independence activists once again, we're followed by a man on a motorcycle. We arrive making our way past pro-independence graffiti and meet an icon of the Sahara resistance, so.
"western sahara" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"It's still day two of our trip to Western Sahara, as we cross town to meet with more Saharaui independence activists once again, we're followed by a man on a motorcycle. We arrive making our way past pro independence for Fiji and meet an icon of the Sahara resistance. So of Kaya drapes herself in the red white black and green flag of Western Sahara. Just holding this flag and public is enough to get an activist beaten and arrested height. My name is on a high. I was born under Moroccan role in the occupiers city booster as I live. Just like any other seraglio woman who subjected to torture, and beatings, and in my opinion, my case as milder than many other in two thousand seven so tunnel was peacefully protesting with fellow college students said university and Marquette Morocco when police surrounded her semi Annika may ninth was an anniversary that also always celebrate really hundred. Can we were a group of five hundred survive we students out? Gonna hey, you left the university campus marching peacefully waving flags and chanting. There are no alternatives to self determination of they'd have talked sealed off the street to noisy as tear-gas spreads. So Tana was beaten by police one of whom singled her out for more abuse. Often one of them recognize me any jabbed right at my eye with his baton when he did that I've been over, and I could feel my eyeball in my hand. I was yelling at him. Hey, you Morocchino pulled out. My I saw Tun ordeal. Continued in an ambulance as she was tortured on her way to the hospital continued where I I told him I had a hemorrhage in my he tried to put his finger into my eyes, and I didn't get any medical treatment till the next morning at eleven when a group of Moroccans came to be telling someone to so up, my I because when I was in the ambulance another woman was crying and telling me, you're is gone. They were trying to sell at my eyes. So other women could see it and think twice before getting involved in activism. They wanted to make an example of the come on. Do you have confidence that Western Sahara will become an independent nation kids, that's fishing because the determination of the people invincible what we've got his true. We've lost many men and women over this one day it shall be liberated go even losing her. I as not stopped sultana Kaya from continuing her protests for Western Saharan independence as we will witness for ourselves. Even during our short, stay in Western Sahara..
"western sahara" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"Spain. And. Few Western Sahara, is a territory rich in natural resources, which Morocco has exploited since the nineteen seventy five invasion, despite international court, rulings establishing that the kingdom has no sovereignty over the territory Morocco controls, the majority of the world's reserves of phosphates a mineral used in fertilizers that's critical to feed the world phosphate is transported more than sixty miles along the world's longest conveyor belt from mines in the desert to the port of Lyon, where it's loaded onto cargo ships bound for the US, Canada and countries around the world. Western Sahara's fishing waters are among the richest on earth supplying the European Union with much of its seafood foreign energy companies continue to explore for offshore oil. Even though the UN says, the prospecting, violates international law, even Western Sahara sand is so loaded onto ships bound for European resorts. A pair of recent rulings by Europe's highest court declared Western Sahara is not a part of Morocco, and that European Union trade deals cannot include products from the occupied. Territories ships carrying phosphates from Western Sahara, have been held up and ports and Panama and South Africa. After the poll a Saria challenged ownership of the cargo claiming it belongs to the Saharawi people. It's a Harare's are fighting the plunder through peaceful demonstrations and through the courts when they hold protests in their refugee camps in Algiers, thousands turn out to oppose foreign companies profiting from the occupation like the European oil and gas driller Sunley owned energy. But when Sarah always protest and occupied Western Sahara, they're routinely met with violence by Moroccan authorities..
"western sahara" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"The he pulled me over it. It was no accident licking the home, kiddo. Yes. Own. They wanted to the monster the power unsure what happens to those who try to break. The me locate how do. Sorry. Facing this kind of violence against those who document Morocco's crackdown on dissent. It's remarkable that these always were willing to speak with us. We also meet journalists high out Qatari Ken media operate here in Western Sahara. Can you have your own media? The mount of probably the colts who are very much harassed. The most recent episode was when my sister does holiday had her camera confiscated, and then they arrested her and she was brutally treated by the thirties over twenty four hours in the police station. Let's. Oh shouldn't said in the little at the. The. In kind of a part from when she was trying to videotape. A peaceful demonstration at the beach of food was the huddle via the from. It's now past midnight, not long after we finish. Our interviews. We get a phone call the hotel receptionist tells us the police are in the hotel lobby demanding to see us. We make our way downstairs to men in plain clothes. Tell us to sit down and worn us against reporting in Western Sahara, we go.
"western sahara" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"Western Saharan, were peaceful. Protesters led by women are beaten in the streets. Thousands have been tortured in prison killed and disappeared while resisting the Moroccan occupation them go saying bloody job right at my eye with his baton. I was yelling at him. Hey, you Moroccan. You pulled up my I we're natural resources are plunder from phosphates to fish. I say that are damn nation comes from the natural resources. We have here if it wasn't for these natural resources Morocco would never have invaded Western Sahara, buckles of suffer where a massive world divides people, the Sahara, we the native population denied a vote for self determination civic, Michelle if we don't speak out, especially us as victims who have suffered all of this. If we don't speak out and defend our cause this problem will remain. Western Sahara, the center of four decades long struggle for independence from Morocco. It's neighbor to the north Morocco has occupied territory since nineteen seventy five in defiance of the United Nations and the international community. The story of Western Sahara, is one of colonialism plunder and resistance. It's also a story rarely told the international media, and it's here in Western Sahara, where the scholar known Chomsky says the Arab spring I began in late two thousand ten before the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. We're all courses came in destroy the ten cities lot of wound on and then it spread but the struggle in Western Sahara, dates back much longer for nearly a century. Western Sahara, was colonized by Spain. But the Spanish occupation ended in nineteen seventy five setting off a regional fight on October thirty first nineteen seventy-five both Morocco from the north and more attainable from the south invaded, Western Sahara, as Spain withdrew.
"western sahara" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"Today at democracy now exclusive where an occupied Western Sahara in Lyon. The capital of what many call Africa's last colony Morocco occupied Western Sahara, more than forty years ago and nineteen seventy five four days in Western Sahara. Africa's last colony. Some women. We're not backing off until we get our final victory and liberate. Our homeland beatings will not deter us from continuing the fight than even if we died. It would be a sacrifice. So that our sons and future generations can live in freedom that we've been denied of the match nuts in this special report democracy now breaks the media blockade and goes to occupied Western Sahara in the north west corner of Africa to documents, the Sahara decades, long struggle against Morocco's, violent occupation. I have adult as souvenirs old. So. That my father was keeping up and tortured. Then. But I take. That one day. I wouldn't be our feast. So. For the first time in years in December. The United Nations will sponsor talks between Morocco and supporters of Sahara independence, all that. And more coming up. This is democracy. Now democracy now dot org. The Warren peace report, I'm Amy Goodman today. Democracy now exclusive four days.
"western sahara" Discussed on Counting Countries
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"western sahara" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Last colony Bill On day three of our trip to, Lyon the capital of Western Sahara we invite a Sahrawi activists to our hotel is stopped by the hotel's. Receptionist as he tries to. Enter she calls the thirties to report an unregistered, visitor forbidding him from coming. Upstairs after we push hard and threatened to leave the. Hotel she relents saying he could speak to us for five. Minutes how KOTA arrives clutching a photo of his brother who was forcibly disappeared in one thousand nine hundred ninety. Two he's been searching for him ever since This is my brother who was abducted November seventeen ninety two by Moroccan plainclothes police at five. In the morning too busy from climates Walk for candidate he was because of his involvement in. The demonstration at the Najjar hotels member, sixth they woke us up very early in the morning in the situation, was very ugly Gino Four, plainclothes policemen came to our house and they abducted him where was he taken to. Matt Under the McAfee leeann The information that we have is inconclusive because we didn't see anything missing the rest of the people who are abducted with around five, hundred people were blindfolded my brother. And our neighbours son we don't. Know anything about, them hundreds were released but about two hundred recaps their shimmy had how did half its disappearance affect your family And, it was a landmine that exploded within the family is presence was the glue United us When my father had diabetes because of the insults you heard on that. Day of the abduction he became paralyzed and remained that way for the rest of his life my mother would. Not dare to enter the home again and she stayed with? My other, siblings for a year how are your brothers and sisters affected by half its disappearance a thought Not, food in deeply affected them and had a great impact on them emotionally. Because they're very young at the time they witnessed all the atrocities related to the abduction they've always had this. Fear inside of the bad memories left in the backs of? Their minds Lena cabinet Allan Poe support also I was victim of this too because when I was getting ready to go to Geneva to participate in. The UN Human Rights Council the confiscated my passports for five years I couldn't recover my passport Makola won't bother my call upon all the free world and all the people in, the world to help us reveal the, truth about my brother's whereabouts Call upon the Moroccan government to reveal the fate of all of our sons I know that Schifrin.
"western sahara" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Still day two of our trip to Western Sahara as we cross town. To meet with more Saharaui independence activists once again, we're followed by a man on a motorcycle We arrive making our way past pro-independence graffiti and meet an icon of the Sahara resistance so Tanna Kaya. Drapes are so in the red white black and green flag of Western Sahara just holding this flag and public is. Enough to, get an activist beaten and arrested on us Hi my name is sultana higher I was born under. Moroccan rule in the occupied city of Bush door I live just like any other seraglio woman who is subjected to torture and beatings and in my opinion my cases milder than many other In two thousand seven sultana was peacefully protesting with fellow college students, said a university in, Marrakech Morocco when police surrounded her Yeltsin may ninth was an anniversary that also rallies celebrate really hundred can we were. A group of five hundred seventy students, how am I gonna you left the university campus marching peacefully waving flags and chanting. There are no alternatives to self determination. Sealed off the street Beseeched as tear-gas spreads sultana was beaten. By police one of whom singled her, out for more abuse Often one of them recognize me right at my eye with, his baton when he did, that, I bent? Over and I could feel my eyeball in, my hand I was yelling at him hey you Moroccan I pulled out my I saw Thomas. Ordeal continued in an ambulance, says she was tortured on her. Way to the hospital consumed will do I know I told them I. Add a hemorrhage in my. He tried to put his finger into my eyes And I? Didn't get any medical treatment till the next, morning at eleven when a group of Moroccans came to be telling someone to sew up my. I blind them because when, I was in the ambulance another. Woman was crying and telling me you're is gone They were trying to sell it my eyes. So other women could see. It and think twice before getting involved in activism they wanted to make an example of what can what do you have confidence that Western Sahara will. Become an independent nation that's for sure because the determination of the people is, invincible what we've got is true we've lost many men, and women over this one day it shall be liberated Even losing her I, has not stopped sultana Kaya from continuing her. Protests for Western Saharan.
"western sahara" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"And disappeared One of them is Sahara independence activists how mad. Hammered who welcomes I sent you his home over t he describes his torture at the hands of, the Moroccan authorities during his years spent as a political prisoner, liberate the linked electrodes to my ears and something to my underarms and to my tongue and then other sensitive, parts with me If I was born and when they use that, manual generator I would hear it cranking And then a small Each time they. Crank that generate up I felt that my heart is going to burst out of my body Modicum and? The UN secretary general, Ban Ki moon called. The Moroccan presence, in Western Sahara an. Occupation what was your. Response your will be well my answer is. Clear we are people we have a. Homeland we have a culture we have. All these things that cost. Country we are very different from the Moroccan it's. Impossible for us to be Moroccans we. Have no common history there is nothing that links us to them whatsoever I say that are damnation. Comes from the natural resources we have. Here if it wasn't for these natural. Resources Morocco would never have. Invaded Western Sahara with the support of Spain and View Western Sahara is a territory rich in natural resources which Morocco has exploited since the nine thousand nine hundred seventy five. Invasion despite international court, rulings establishing that the kingdom has no sovereignty over the. Territory Morocco controls the majority of the world's reserves of. Phosphates a mineral used in fertilizers that's critical to feed in the. World phosphate is transported more than sixty miles along the world's longest conveyor belt from mines in the desert to the port of Lyon where it's loaded onto cargo ships bound for the, US Canada and countries around the world Western Sahara's fishing waters are among the richest on earth supplying the European Union with much of. Its seafood foreign energy companies continue to explore for offshore oil even though the UN says the prospecting violates international law even. Western Sahara sand is, so loaded onto ships bound for European resorts a pair. Of recent rulings by Europe's highest court declared Western Sahara. Is not a part of Morocco and that European Union trade deals. Cannot include products from the occupied territory ships carrying phosphates from Western Sahara have been held up in ports and Panama and South Africa after the Barrio challenged ownership of the cargo claiming, it belongs to the Saharawi people Saharawis are fighting the plunder through peaceful. Demonstrations and through the courts when they hold, protests in their refugee camps in ALgeria thousands turn out to oppose foreign companies profiting from the occupation like the European oil and gas driller San Leon energy but when Sarah always protests an occupied Western Sahara they're routinely met with violence by Moroccan foreign It's.
Morocco: More Than Markets
"Welcome to the war nomads podcast delivered by wore Norma's the trouble lifestyle and insurance brand is not your usual trouble podcast. It's everything for the adventurous independent traveler Kifah cheating in my name is Kim and alongside me's feel. And in this episode we traveling to Morocco favor you exotic indeed, north African country, bordering the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Do you know is the fifth largest Arab country by population? There's over thirty three and a half million people in the country. Of course, it's nine, four predictably sand dunes, but also beaches, and markets and mountains. And it also feel forms the backdrop to many foreign films that have been entirely or at least partially shot in Morocco, which brings us to you quiz question name, three Hollywood movies that have been filmed in Morocco. And if you say Casablanca, you'll wrong that was filmed in Burbank was entirely. Yeah. We'll have the answer the end of the episode, but we don't have any Hollywood's styling, they sit beside fill the styles in their own pudding yourself. Only runs a business code red season. It's an all in one website for finding and booking combination to the based action sports had been shot in music festivals in the world. He's going to chat surfing in Marocco. We'll find out about capturing the base peaks with Ralph and Claudia woo Shia who story of who Tom of the family and it was around thanksgiving, which is a really important time to Americans, isn't it? Plus make the girls who were traveling to every country in the world. But Al I guest is married Braun. He was a gaming design. I e quit his job to travel. Now he runs the travel blow code indie, traveler and sharing budget travel gods alongside tips on packing and gear. And Morocco is one of the destinations that feature on the spot and Merrick has broken down of his the into three key areas. Yeah, I think what I did was probably so I spent spent a month in Morocco, and it struck me that there are some sort of tin routes that people usually might want to consider. I think there's sort of the standard trip seems to be Marrakesh the city of Marrakesh and the Sahara. Those usually go together in a one week experience where in the old city for a while, you know, exploring the markets, maybe staying in Riyadh. One of those traditional sort of. Almost palatial a little hotels with the courtyard. You go through the Sahara that's like one week, sort of classic Meralco experience. I would say, and there are two others have clusters of. Popular destinations went into north closer to Spain. You can even get there from Spain with the ferry and one further to south, which you can reach quite easily. If you fly to idea, for instance, which is kind of a resort, seaside resort place. Not using my kind of thing I like to explore and discover in the country, but actually it's really well connected. So from there you can do trip around to south very easily. Not many places where you can put sand dunes, betas mountains and desert into the kind of top five it has going for it. It's pretty unique. Yeah, it is. I think Morocco is great. Actually, it's it is a very unique this nation, and it is so close to Europe as well. I mean, I'm from Europe, so it's easy for me to get there. But auto listeners, we might be from Australia, the United States. It's a really great add on to if you're visiting Europe anyway. Because it's just so different you, you go there and just culturally. It's completely different and just visually as well on these desert towns and and these markets and everything is is a whole different little world. It's, it's I like to have these sort of immersive experiences when I travel, and that's really definitely possible in Morocco, whether he in the Sahara where it's just sand stretching out as far as you can see or you're, you're going through a little towns market place, and there's just so many smells and spices and different things going on there so much tippety. So that's just that's just I think one of the most appealing things about Morocco. It just feels like a very, very unique in different place.
"western sahara" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM
"Of the polisario and independence movement in the disputed western sahara territory that morocco claims as its own in an interview is your free kebaraiti claims that algeria offered more than a meeting venue for members of the polish stereo front and lebanese hezbollah group he accuses iran using hezbollah and its support of the western sahara independence movement burrito said quote some meetings between the polisario and hezbollah were held in a secret algiers hideout least to a certain db and julian woman married to a hezbollah cadre who acts as a liaison officer for hezbollah notably with the polisario unquote earlier this month morocco severed ties with iran over its alleged support of the polisario through has alah and in coordination with tehran's diplomatic mission to algiers algiers summoned the moroccan ambassador to protest morocco's allegations that it played any role in toronto purported support for the rebel movement later in the interview burrito insisted that it is possible for morocco and algieria to have a better relationship pointing out that france and germany were able to reconcile after two world wars the first day of the muslim holy month of ramadan is observed according to the local visibility of the new crescent moon and this year will begin either on the eve of may fifteenth or sixteenth depending on the sighting of the moon by the gregorian solar calendar rumble comes ten to twelve days earlier each year last year the first day of ramadan was on may twenty seven twenty seventeen ramadan is a month in which the first verses of the koran islam's holy book were revealed to the prophet mohammad more than fourteen hundred years ago during ramadan was abstain from eating drinking smoking and sex from dawn to sunset which is tended to bring the faithful closer to god and to remind them of the suffering of those less fortunate in muslim majority countries offices are required by law to reduce working hours and many restaurants are closed during daylight hours at the end of ramadan muslims celebrate the eid.
"western sahara" Discussed on KQED Radio
"On the bbc world service i'm nikola kelly and i'm in western sahara where athletes seller dan is taking part in a race through the desert oh were part of freedom you get to taste when you run but it is incomplete and unfinished freedom after decades living under what they see as a moroccan occupation western sahara's youth are seeking a way out that's western sahara's champion athletes after the news bbc news with neil new has the leaders of south and north korea moon jaein and kim jong un have concluded the first round of talks at their summit in the demilitarized zone between the two countries mr kim said he had come to the south to end hostilities while mr moon praised his courage and becoming the first leader to visit southern territory a south korean officials as the first meeting was positive they'll be more talks after lunch the white house had president trump hoped the summit would achieve progress towards peace a meeting of nato foreign ministers in brussels is expected to be dominated by russia a bbc correspondent says the minister saga and at moscow's growing assertiveness the newly confirmed us secretary of state mike pompeo is among those attending an informal twoday summit is starting to dream the leaders of china and india xi jinping in the ranger mody their talks in the chinese city of wuhan obvious seen as an attempt to reduce constant bilateral tensions european union countries will vote shortly on whether to impose a near total ban on neonicotinoids insecticides studies have linked to these to the decline of honeybees wild bees and other pollinators are caught in pennsylvania has found the us entertainer bill cosby guilty of drugging and molesting a former friend andrea constand cosby who is eighty faces up to thirty years in jail several people have been killed in a prison riot in guatemala officials from the emergency services say five inmates are dead and dozens have been wounded at grant happened al qaeda archaeologists in peru believe they found evidence of the largest single incident of mass child sacrifice in the americas they discovered the remains of one hundred and forty young children on a cliff facing the pacific ocean they were killed five hundred years ago bbc news saleh news hey nikola kelly and for signs on the.
Lesko beats Tipirneni for House seat
"Keeping people alive but they have no livelihood representatives of eighty five countries and organizations are meeting in brussels today to raise money for aid in syria world news from the bbc at least ten people have been killed and dozens more injured in fires in oil and indonesia a local official says firefighters in the northwestern province of archie are battling to contain the blaze video posted on twitter by the disaster mitigation agency choose flames towering over houses as villagers watch the agency said the fire broke out in east archie after a whale overflowed hundreds of thousands of people have gathered in australia and new zealand to remember their two countries war dead and pay tribute to serving military personnel anzac day named after the australian and new zealand army corps marks the anniversary of the illfated landings at gallipoli in turkey on the twenty fifth of april nineteen fifteen when troops from both nations landed alongside allied forces for the first time women lead some of the anzac day parades colonel susan noy house remembered their sacrifices there are also the names of women women who from the ball onwards have served with gallantry been prisoners of war and have delayed wearing the uniform of this nation from the battlefields of europe and the pacific to the desert sands of the western sahara the republican candidates is one a special congressional poll in the us state of arizona which is being seen as a test of president trump's popularity ahead of midterm elections in november but debbie lasco's margin of victory was in single digits as her democratic rival made a strong showing in a district which donald trump won by twenty one points in the presidential election eighteen months ago seventy one year old australian none was detained last week in the philippines has been ordered to leave the country within thirty days sister patricia fox is accused of taking part in political rallies in mindanao an island in the south of the country she denies any wrongdoing bbc news i know that i need to be the man for my son i know i need to be the main when i was home i was the man when i went back to work used the opioids get through life in the upper relations used to be simpler for man but here and across america man going through profound changes.
"western sahara" Discussed on The Smoking Tire
"I've had two big experiences on harleys in my life and that's it i rode one around morocco the entire way around morale's rare fauna needed to go down to western sahara yeah of course i wrote a way around morocco i beat the living hell out of this thing and one seat bolt like seat routine or bolt fell off i rode probably a hundred miles of dirt roads meaning this thing and terrified that if it fell over i wouldn't be able to pick it up also bagri you were down in western sahara and that's what you were scared of not like the civil war and he said he was wearing a vest us wearing a jacket sir yeah no i mean it's a is there and the other one is up actually on the monitor over there for a little while story i did us yeah that's that minimalist a minimalist motorcycle touring in arizona and the thing was great i mean it you know it's it's not it's not my it's not my style all right let me ask you a favour can i ask you a favour yeah so i've only out with these motorcycle journalists before yeah he's fucking people were nuts one of that like bmw ride like the escape from la ride flailing auto show so bmw has this thing they do every year where they invite all the motorcycle journalists to their warehouse in torrance where the keep the press bikes and like it's like twenty journalists take all the bikes and you go out to the kenyans new ride around while watch for your show and if he believes seventeen kabagwire israel so i do not i i had borrowed a couple of press bikes from bmw and the like two thousand ten and i went out there and like these guys from the second we pulled out of the of the driver was like.