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Fresh update on "afghanistan" discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast

Lex Fridman Podcast

00:33 min | 15 hrs ago

Fresh update on "afghanistan" discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast

"It depends. Some people will be militant and say the audience can have them. He's ours. But they're also saying, you know, I mean, you can say, again, he's like a Rorschach plot. He's a Sufi. He's a Muslim. He's a Central Asian. He's Iranian, he's Afghan. He's a Turk. I'm trying to think of the analogy, but he's something special to everyone. So I guess I would not walk into that conversation and claim that he's one or another, but it's a cool thing. I mean, but I'm glad you brought that up because that's a good way of seeing a something that Afghans a little more conscious Afghanistan and say, okay, rumors, everyone, you know, Madonna helped make a famous, you know, for better for worse. They used to sell stuff at Starbucks, and that's all complicated. And embarrass his transactions are very much disputed where you have people being like, there's some awful roomy translations and there are also a lot of speaking of the Internet. There are lots of fake Remy quotes. Yes. You know, like, rumi said always be your best. We didn't say that. I mean, that's kind of slow stuff. But the cool thing is, I mean, I think you can read rumi as a religious thinker. But you can also read Remy in an Islamic sense, but you also read him as a spiritualist. Or an ethicist or more or less. And so I think that's I like to the lens of rumi as a gateway to Afghan. And cosmopolitanism, the theme I keep emphasizing of meeting actual Africans who were actually fluent in Russian fluent in German, fluent Turkish, they know, Dory, they know pasta. They've gone in university or sometimes they haven't..

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Jen Psaki Invites the Taliban Into the 'International Community'

The Dan Bongino Show

01:53 min | 2 d ago

Jen Psaki Invites the Taliban Into the 'International Community'

"Yesterday at The White House perhaps you've heard of it It's a big White House in Washington Well you know what one of the things I want to do is Jen Psaki on the Taliban Let's go to soundbite number 21 Because this is pretty amazing stuff Steven portnoy who I used to work with and he's a news reporter He's covering The White House For a CBS right For CBS radio And he used to work at WMA all our mothership in Washington I like Steven Porter And he asked a question of Jen Psaki colonel club about the Taliban which is riding roughshod over Afghanistan We're expecting now weeks maybe even days until Kabul is overrun We're gonna have to evacuate the embassy helicopters on the roof Saigon all over again because the Democrats are in charge The massacre is going on I don't know if you saw the testimony yesterday Women in Afghanistan are being brutalized for being too western by the Taliban children are being brutalized the schools are being blown up and burned The Taliban is rolling back the clock again And the place is being completely devastated and destroyed mass murders are taking place Massacres again women and children being brutalized cattle being stampeded The whole thing Jen Psaki yesterday Clearly on the march You're objective is to have a negotiated political settlement What gives you confidence that the Taliban is interested in that Well the Taliban has to make an assessment One we have also said that there's no question that the television defense security forces would be strengthened as with the Afghan political leadership if they were to have more success in fighting back There's no question about that We're not hiding from that in any way shape or form The Taliban also has to make an assessment about what they want their role to be in the international community The Taliban has to make an assessment as to what they want their role to be in the international community

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Fresh update on "afghanistan" discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast

Lex Fridman Podcast

00:57 min | 16 hrs ago

Fresh update on "afghanistan" discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast

"Kind of the resort to literary references in speak is something that Americans don't do, most European countries don't do, but the fact that everyone's got to know this character everyone has this reference, the word play, the linguistic finesse. In multiple languages is a major value of Afghan storytelling. As an outsider, I'm scratching it the surface of the surface, but there's a depth to it, just like it is fascinating. The layers, yeah. Layers of Russian language that's exactly the culture I've been struggling and this is kind of the journey. Embarking on convey to an American audience. What is lost in translation? Between Russian and English. And it's very challenging in some of the great translators of the CS gift Tolstoy a Russian literature struggle with this deeply and they work. It's an art form just to convey that. And it's amazing to hear that Afghanistan with a full mix of cultures that are there have the same kind of wit and humor and depth of intellect. Hero thing is I'm so sure our visual imagery is about this sad place and dower whenever I mean socially, again, I'm going to engage in some stereotypes about generalization stuff, but just the Afghan friends that I've come to be close with them really love. The humor, there's so much there, have common stuff of like, when I go to Ireland, it's one of my favorite places and just like, I feel a sense of pressure like the humor all around me, your time and I feel like there's something between iron like Ireland and Russia with the humor stuff where it's like you've got to be on your game if you want to be, you know, so it's not I feel like you know what I mean? It's the intensity of conversation. In terms of yeah, you have to be on your game in terms of wit and so on..

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Get to Know Former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:57 min | 5 d ago

Get to Know Former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie

"For those who are not familiar with your service in the Trump administration, your background. In multiple uniform services, rising to under Secretary of Defense, tell our millions of listers and viewers across the nation a little bit about your background where you came from and how you got to do what you do. Well, it's a very simple. I am the son grandson, great grandson of combat soldiers. I spent my youth at fort sill fort Bragg, and also, as you know, at the royal school of artillery, in lark hill, England. My father was a senior officer in the 82nd airborne division when I was in high school. So my calling was to serve the nation in national defense. My military service has been modest compared to that of my ancestors, but I will say that a formative moment in my life was when the hostages were taken in Tehran. Two things. One, outside of fort Bragg on Bragg boulevard a place you know well, a massive billboard went up that said Iran let our people go. And I had to pass that billboard every day on the way to school and as I got older, I thought, that's what we had become. Under mister Carter, a mendicant, begging the theocratic fanatics and Tehran to let our soldiers and diplomats go. And then the second experience was in my neighborhood. The day the hostage rescue desert one collapsed. And the MPs closed off our neighborhood. They took the name signs off of our homes, and they surrounded colonel Charles beckwith's home. He was the commander on the ground. And president Carter came on that day. And said this was all my fault. I'm the one responsible. That's quite a contrast to what we had in Afghanistan a few months

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Fresh update on "afghanistan" discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast

Lex Fridman Podcast

01:43 min | 16 hrs ago

Fresh update on "afghanistan" discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast

"There's one theme that the jumps out to me and think about this moment, if we recognize that we live in a kind of crisis of democracy, in the United States, and in other countries that have long been proud of their democratic traditions, if we see them being under assault in certain quarters, I think military defeat is yet another addition to all the aspects of this that you mentioned. The fact that military defeat is a giant match that you're throwing on this fire, potentially, if we think of its legacies and other post war environments when the veteran angle is one, when you have people who feel betrayed, I mean, they have been fodder for the far right and other settings. Into where you're very much about mobilizing disillusion veterans in the name of right wing fascist politics. If one thing's too at this moment of really increasing xenophobia, our immigration debate is now talking about whether or not Afghans should be permitted at all in the United States after 20 years. And I think immediately the response in Europe, which I followed some extent focusing on Germany, because it was really ramping up deportations of Afghans, leading up this collapse. And now they have been a lot of right wing center right politicians in Germany have been watching all this. With an eye to using it to their advantage for a domestic German audience, just say in the context of recent elections that we are the party will defend you against these Afghans are going to be coming from this. So what I've tried to emphasize and talking to different groups about this moment is that it won't be confined to Afghanistan or even the region. I mean, obviously, malnutrition hunger will send Afghans to neighboring states. But where the European right is resurgent, this is been a gift, right? To say that the Afghans are coming, their brown skin, their Muslim, through an educated, they're going to want your women and they will take the odd sexual assault case or the odd, whatever.

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Can Biden Bounce Back From Falling Pole Numbers?

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

02:30 min | 5 d ago

Can Biden Bounce Back From Falling Pole Numbers?

"David, the poll numbers for President Biden are awful and getting worse. I mean, genuinely, through the floor, bad making Trump look strong by comparison. To what, what is the most significant aspect of that? There's an argument on Twitter this morning. It's a scamper from Afghanistan, others say inflation's others say all of the above, let's say at you. Well, I'd say that it's all of the above, but I'd say it in this manner. I think what Afghanistan did and what the president has not recovered since Afghanistan is it punctured this image of him as a competent steady leader, right? And that is one of the reasons why Americans elected him. One of the worst things you can do is a candidate or as an incumbent is fail on the issue that voters shows you for. So you can make all kinds of mistakes. And voters may not like it, but the one mistake you can't make politically is, but this is the whole reason why I elected you. And that's why Afghanistan mattered so much to Biden's image. And I think we can now say that in the hindsight of a couple of months since it happened. I think the issue with inflation is that the president has been doing a number of things that many democratic voters like and that look, it's possible just like with ObamaCare ten years from now 15 years from now, voters are going to really like some of the stuff that he's been doing, particularly in the larger social spending bill that has yet to clear the Senate or finally cleared the house. But right now, voters are most concerned about inflation and things related to inflation as it affects their view of the economy and their view of their own personal economy at home. And when you're doing a bunch of things that voters may like if you ask them about it, but they don't think you're doing enough for the number one and number two problem, let's say that are impacting them right now, they are going to be very unhappy. And all these other things you're telling them about is not going to get the job done. In other words, you can't tell them. Look, I know inflation's high. But if you get free preschool or taxpayer funded paid leave, that's going to make your milk cost less and they're going to that's not going to kind of need that thing, but I don't see how that's going to make my milk and bread cost less. So those that's where Biden is tripped up.

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Fresh update on "afghanistan" discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast

Lex Fridman Podcast

01:38 min | 16 hrs ago

Fresh update on "afghanistan" discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast

"You can play all those games of Joe politics without ever invading and taking ownership of the place. If it feels like the winner it feels like, I mean, I'm not exactly sure what military force is necessary for, except for targeted intense attacks. It feels like to me the right thing to do after 9 11 was to show was a display of force. Unlike anything the world has ever seen for a very short amount of time. Targeted at sure a terrorist at certain strongholds and so on. And then in and out and then focus on education on empowering women to the education system, all those kinds of things that have to do with supporting the culture, the education, the flourishing of the place, has nothing to do with military policing, essentially. Right. I think, yeah, if you look at it through that lens, I mean, if any Afghanistan, an innovating Iraq didn't end Al-Qaeda. It didn't end terrorism. It didn't really deflate these ideologies entirely. If you like, you could say there were some limited discrediting of certain kinds of ideas. But in fact, I mean, look at the phenomenon of suicide bombing, bombing. I mean, it spread. I mean, it was never an Islamic thing. It was never a Muslim thing. Some Muslims adopted it in some places. But the circuits of knowledge about how to do these kind of things only expanded with the insurgencies that emerged in Afghanistan and Iraq, and then they kind of became connected to them. They began to the president. I mean, Islamic State is it's the best thing that happened to the Taliban ever because it's on the basis of its supposed news stance as a counter terrorism outfit that it will get recognition from all its neighbors. It will get recognition, Russia. I mean, already with the evacuation airport, the United States was collaborating with the Taliban. Against Islamic State and openly talking about the Taliban as if they were partners in the security operations. So and then Al-Qaeda remains present in Afghanistan. So trillions of dollars spent. Yeah. The drones up above bombing places that result in civilian death, the death of children, the death of fathers and mothers and those stories, even at the individual level propagate virally across the land, creating potentially more terrorists, and a cynical view of the trillions of dollars is the military industrial complex or there's just a momentum where after 9 11, the feeling like we should do something led to us doing something and then a lot of people realize it can make money from doing more of that something. And then it's just a momentum or no one person is sitting there getting a cat in an evil way, saying we're going to spend all of this money and create more suffering and create more terrorism, but it's just something about that momentum that leads to that. And to me, honestly, I'm still a sucker. I believe in leadership. I believe in great charismatic leaders and the power of that want to do evil and to do good and it felt like I honestly put the blame on George Bush, Obama, Trump and Biden. Sure for the lack of leadership. Definitely. Yeah, there is the built industrial complex component, which is huge. There's also government leadership. It's also I'd say the imbalance of power within Washington. I mean, The Pentagon.

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Speaker Newt Gingrich on His New Book 'Beyond Biden'

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:05 min | Last week

Speaker Newt Gingrich on His New Book 'Beyond Biden'

"Show with us today. He's a legend of the conservative movement and one of the wisest smartest people I think in the entire country. Speaker gingrich, who has a new book out that I encourage everyone to purchase beyond Biden is the book rebuilding the America we love mister speaker. Welcome back to the Charlie Kirk show. Tell us a little bit about this book. But first of all, it's always going to be with you and you do an amazing show. When I sat down and tried to decide on my next book, I decided not to do an anti Biden book, which obviously would have been pretty popular. At least some of our folks. Because I thought Biden himself would prove to be sufficiently anti Biden, and that's exactly what's been happening. But I always concerned about the country. One of the things that when Republicans get back in charge, they should focus on because it's not enough to just be anti. We have a real competitor with China, which is I think a genuine danger to eliminating our freedom and our independence. We have great challenges in our inner cities both from crime, and in education. We have a huge challenge on the border with illegal immigration. You're down the list. And so I wanted to write a book that was beyond just being anti Biden. And that really talked about, this is the kind of stuff we're going to have to do. We got a roller seas up. If we're going to be successful as a country. And I absolutely think we have to think in terms of modernizing America. We have very old bureaucracies that are based on the industrial era. They don't work very well. And that includes The Pentagon, which we just saw in Afghanistan. It includes NASA, which has had a particularly large project that is absurdly overpriced to them actually that are extraordinary over budget and over time. It includes all the major bureaucracies in Washington. And from them, parallel bureaucracies at the state and local level. So we have a lot to do. And beyond Biden is my effort to be in the communicate how big the changes have

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Fresh update on "afghanistan" discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast

Lex Fridman Podcast

00:40 min | 16 hrs ago

Fresh update on "afghanistan" discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast

"To the Taliban as I kind of like massaging negotiations, they kept talking about bin Laden. But they also wanted to stop opium production. I mean, Afghanistan throughout all this period, we talked about is the global center of opium production. I mean, over the years, more and more of the Afghan economy continued to today is devoted to the opium trade. Which is the thing that leads to heroin. Some of the painkillers that even if Afghan poppies don't make it to Hoboken, they are not the source of American deaths. You know? They are part of a universal market, global market, which I think any economists will tell you is part of the story of our opium problem. Something I read might be a decade ago now and I just kind of looked it up again to bring it up to see your opinion on this is a 2010 report by the international council on security and development that showed that 92% of Afghans in Helmand and Kandahar province know nothing of the 9 11 attacks on U.S. in 2001, is this at all representative of what you know is this possible. So basically put another way. Is it possible that a lot of Afghans don't even know the reason why there may be troops or the sort of American provided narrative for why there's troops so American soldiers and American drones overhead in Afghanistan. Right. We might respond, not knowing the details of the actual poll is so that's a very unhelpful way to think about how app can relate to the world. And I think if you go to my hometown in North Carolina, if you're not on doors, you may meet people who don't know all kinds of things. I could probably walk around this neighborhood, here in California and there'd be kinds of people who don't know all kinds of things..

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January 6 Was Not an Insurrection, Afghanistan Was

Mark Levin

01:14 min | Last week

January 6 Was Not an Insurrection, Afghanistan Was

"With Kyle rittenhouse for a moment You know they needed Kyle rittenhouse to be the epitome of everything that's wrong with the Trump supporter even though they didn't know if he was or wasn't a Trump supporter They had a white kid with a gun who shot people They wanted to imply these shot black people with a Black Lives Matter rally even it was white people he shot And they want America to be so fearful of people that are conservative People that voted for Donald Trump that you would run away from that because you're afraid that they're going to come kill you Now January 6th was another example of this The fake insurrection No guns were used by the protesters What they did was wrong I want to make that clear said that since day one But it was not an actual insurrection What you saw in Afghanistan was an insurrection by the way when the Taliban took over the entire country Using guns Right Killing people dragging on the street hanging them That's a real insurrection taking over the America and our bases and everything that we left behind Having military parades with our equipment that's our actual real insurrection What happened to the capitol wasn't But they want you to believe that everybody that the Trump support supported the people on January 6th

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Taliban urges U.S. Congress to release Afghanistan's assets

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | Last week

Taliban urges U.S. Congress to release Afghanistan's assets

"The Taliban has urged Congress to ease sanctions and release Afghanistan's assets as the country faces economic turmoil foreign minister Amir Khan will talk he says in a statement posted online that the frozen assets of harming the public from the health sector to education and other services his comments off to the Taliban's takeover of the country in Olga's comes a day off to the world food programme warned this millions of people in Afghanistan are facing poverty and as an explosion shoe carnival for the third time in a week the world health program says eight point seven million people in the country our risk of famine like conditions I'm Charles the last month

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Rep. Claudia Tenney Shares Her Stance on America's Security Leadership

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:40 min | Last week

Rep. Claudia Tenney Shares Her Stance on America's Security Leadership

"And we are delighted to have with us somebody who I don't even want to call her a politician because she is and every time she comes on the show every time we see her speak, it's like an American. It is a citizen and that's what we need more of. Representing the 22nd congressional district of New York, congresswoman Claudia, welcome to one on one. Well, thank you for thank you for that great introduction. It's an honor to be on, of course. We have so much to discuss, especially we're going to talk about what a zuckerbuck is and your special, yes, your election integrity efforts will discuss that just give me lots of like a box. We'll talk about what is happening to the economy. We'll talk about recent events in D.C.. But first things first, tell us a little bit about your take as a mother of a marine as somebody who is deeply vested in the security of this nation. I want people not to forget what happened just barely a couple of months ago in Kabul. Give us your take from the inside from a member of the political elite of the last ten months of national security leadership in this nation. Yeah, let me just first say my deepest condolences to those families on the death of those 13 service members and women two women were also killed. Needlessly, we honor our gold star families, we actually did a vigil in my community to honor those 13 that were killed in August. And we also honored our gold star families from the latest wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nothing is more. Nothing more painful than to see service members killed in action, especially in a situation which shouldn't have happened. And that is why it's so tragic to watch. This whole I can't express how sad it was to see that that it actually happened. But we saw the chaos, developing on the ground, each day got worse, as Biden put forth his mission to remember how it started. And I remember the first committee. He said, I want to move out of Afghanistan and pull all our troops out on September 11th because it was symbolic day. Yeah, he wanted that photograph. He wanted that sound. I told that us out of Afghanistan. Is if the mission were not to advance freedom to ensure the safety and security of America, to protect our foreign assets, there are bases 85 billion in change of equipment left there with our enemy the Taliban to leave them to take back over and not understanding the callousness of President Biden to not see how devastating that was, especially to a New

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We Need Republicans to Run for Congress Without False Hope

The Charlie Kirk Show

00:52 sec | 2 weeks ago

We Need Republicans to Run for Congress Without False Hope

"We need people to run for Congress and not give you false hope. I'm tired of this. Send us and we're going to defeat socialism. You're not going to do that. You're not going to get rid of the FBI. You're not getting rid of the Department of Education. What you can do though is you can offer within one year of being in Congress, the most conclusive, multi topic report of how our government has been run by a group of private and public interests working against you, whether it be the virus, the lockdown, the vaccine, masks, Afghanistan, arming the Taliban, the 2020 election, and all of a sudden you start feeding this information, you want to build a grassroots movement where next time we can have 6000 people in a room like this, show them how corrupt this actually is. Information, everybody. That's what this is what the base needs more than anything else because guess what? It's not happening through our journalists, obviously. It's not happening through media, but Congress can do that in Congress needs to

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Qatar to represent U.S. interests in Afghanistan, Blinken says

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 2 weeks ago

Qatar to represent U.S. interests in Afghanistan, Blinken says

"The Gulf nation of Qatar has agreed to represent the United States in Taliban run Afghanistan secretary of state Antony Blinken says the US will have a protecting power cutter will establish a U. S. interest section within its embassy in Afghanistan to provide certain consular services the American embassy in Kabul is closed and this is a sign there is no intention to reopen it soon all U. S. forces got out of Afghanistan in August what about the Americans who are still in Afghanistan all U. S. citizens who requested assistance from the United States government to depart Afghanistan and of we've identified is prepared to depart and having the necessary travel documents have

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Veterans Day Gary Sinise-Intro + Wrap homes

AP News Radio

00:55 sec | 2 weeks ago

Veterans Day Gary Sinise-Intro + Wrap homes

"On veteran's day the seventy fifth home built by the Gary Sinise foundation will be gifted to a veteran in Texas Sinise is best known for the character he played in Forrest Gump the Gary Sinise foundation launched ten years ago to help veterans like it's lieutenant Dan character including marine corps staff sergeant Jason Ross everything below his hips are gone from an improvised explosive device blast in Afghanistan his dad's a Vietnam veteran is is mom and dad are as full time care givers I've got two daughters and we wanted to build a specially adapted smart technology home for him it was built in California they're controlled by AI pads and you can raise the shades and put the lights down you have security cameras and and the hallways are being here and I'm and then the showers are more manageable A. A. R. P. profiled Sinise's work with Ross in a short film called reporting for duty I'm at Donahue

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MSNBC and CNN Never Report on High Black-on-Black Crime

Mark Levin

01:04 min | 2 weeks ago

MSNBC and CNN Never Report on High Black-on-Black Crime

"Slaughter takes place in this country every night particularly on the weekends especially on our inner cities it is a horrific fact Black on black crime It is horrific Those of the statistics And in Chicago 50 people were shot last week and did you know that mister producer 50 50 Like it's a war zone in Afghanistan or Iraq or something like 50 people were shot And most of them were black And you hear almost nothing So why are all the focus on Kyle rittenhouse America Why all the focus on Kyle rittenhouse CNN and MSNBC enjoy read Why not some focus on other shootings and killings that have taken place Why is this reached Such a pitched voice

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Bernie Sanders as President Would Not Be as Radical as What We're Seeing Now

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:21 min | 2 weeks ago

Bernie Sanders as President Would Not Be as Radical as What We're Seeing Now

"Bernie Sanders in office would not be as radical as what we're seeing now. What we're seeing now is actually significantly to the left of Bernie Sanders. The secret committee formally known as Joe Biden, because we know he's not running the country. Ask yourself who is. There is no constitutional provision for the president is senile, but we're going to pretend he's not. And other people are going to run the country and he's going to be a meat puppet. That is not in any of the constitution. Well, we know that whatever comes out of his mouth has been prescripted so that the only way he can say anything to the world as a cry for help is through flatulence. I mean, I actually believe that might be true. Yeah. But Bernie Sanders, I don't think would have paid half a $1 million in bounties to illegal immigrants who got across the border and were temporarily separated from the people they claimed were their children who in some cases are not because there were child trackers. I don't think Bernie Sanders would have handed Afghanistan over to China. I don't think Bernie Sanders would necessarily have done this vaccine mandate. Bernie Sanders was to the right of whoever and whatever is running the country at

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Joe Biden's Tone-Deaf Vaccine Mandate for Big Businesses

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:28 min | 3 weeks ago

Joe Biden's Tone-Deaf Vaccine Mandate for Big Businesses

"News, the Biden administration announcing today that they will begin mandating private businesses vaccines, starting January 4th that starts January 4th. They didn't learn a thing from the election. The election, listen, they're going to keep losing. Because they are beyond tone deaf. They do not understand anything about the 2021 election. This was an astounding repudiation of the agenda when we come to the 2022 midterms and incidentally I also noticed I've said a few times, I caught myself doing it the other day. Yesterday. I keep talking about this week as being the midterms. No one's corrected me. Got to remind you, you got to keep me on the straight and narrow here when I mess up like that. But this week, this election of 2021 is a rejection of vaccine mandates. It's a rejection of mask mandates. It's a rejection. Of failing economic policies and open borders. And at Afghanistan debacle, it's a rejection of telling parents, you can't be involved in your child's curriculum.

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Citizens Rise Up Across America on Election Night

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:10 min | 3 weeks ago

Citizens Rise Up Across America on Election Night

"Yesterday was a historic day. Last night, we started to see the citizen uprising that we knew was happening manifest itself in every single corner imaginable across the country. From Virginia to New Jersey to Seattle to New York City, the Pennsylvania, it wasn't just the governor's race in Virginia, which we're going to get into in great detail. That shows citizens being co rulers and no longer being subjects of their country. But people on television are so surprised they are shocked you could say. That their masking children vaccine mandate their lockdown of the church, agenda is somehow widely unpopular. It's as if they weren't looking at the Biden regime's plummeting poll numbers at the inflation at the Afghanistan debacle. And for so many people, last night was their first opportunity to finally send a message to the American ruling class. We tried protests. We tried exemption letters. We tried writing our elected officials and pleading with them to stop. We tried reasoning with school boards. We tried starting even a new Twitter back in January before that got obliterated. We tried waiting our turn. But what yesterday was, were people in deep blue states that have had enough? And regardless of political affiliation. Regardless of political affiliation yesterday, what you saw in specifically Virginia and New Jersey, and we'll get into the New Jersey specifics, momentarily here. We're not exactly sure that's going to shake out, but it looks like it's going to be a squeaker for the Democrat barely. When I mean by barely like 7 to 10,000 votes, was that Americans are willing to abandon whatever political ideology or Jersey that they're supposed to wear? For the betterment of their nation and their family, and the well-being of their fellow

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Kabul hospital attack leaves at least 3 dead, 16 wounded

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 3 weeks ago

Kabul hospital attack leaves at least 3 dead, 16 wounded

"Six attackers set off an explosion at the entrance of a military hospital in the Afghan capital and then tried to enter the facility an official with the Taliban run defense ministry says the attackers will eventually push back by Taliban guards in the melee some people were killed and over a dozen wounded there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack one of the most brazen yet in the capital since the Taliban took over Afghanistan but previous attacks have been claimed by the Islamic state militants an enemy of the Taliban city residents had reported two explosions in the area along with the sound of gunfire I'm Charles Taylor that's my

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Here's What the Viral 'Let's Go, Brandon' Chant Actually Means

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:47 min | 3 weeks ago

Here's What the Viral 'Let's Go, Brandon' Chant Actually Means

"So it's amazing how some people are coming up to me and they say Charlie, I don't know what, you know, let's go Brandon is. It really after all this, you still don't know? Okay, so for the last couple months, if you haven't noticed our country has fallen apart. And we've been covering that rather extensively here in this program and what you can do about it. And so in addition to all of a sudden, the sport where was the first time that started at like an old miss game or something, I think that's where the first FJ started. And so people were pretty upset. I think you know what this started after the Afghanistan thing. After the Afghanistan thing, it was a it was a step too far. You give $85 billion a weapons to the Taliban, you allow them to take over the country, we give up Bagram air base, all these questions related to Afghanistan and how we got out of there. All of a sudden people said, you know what? I wanted the war in Afghanistan to be over. This is a disgrace. This is awful. This is an insult to all the people that gave their lives in Afghanistan. And that was kind of the line. And as that being the line, people then started to chant at these games. I'm not going to say it on air because we're FCC regulated and we're also we're also a child friendly a family friendly program. F J B or F Joe Biden. Now I'm not one for swearing, I actually try not to do it. We have like a no swearing rule on our team. We don't like it. And that's a different conversation for a different time. But I thought that that sort of word selection and diction was actually appropriate given what Joe Biden was doing to our country. And so then a certain NASCAR event happened in Florida. What was his last name Brandon what? So is the NASCAR driver by the name of Brandon and he was, I think it was in Florida or something, or somewhere in the south. And so he won and when he went to his victory speech, the reporter comes up to him and the crowd is going wild, and the crowd is chanting F Joe Biden, F Joe Biden, live on television. And so then he the guy Brandon is kind of like enjoying it, whatever, and the reporter says, oh, they're all saying, let's go Brandon. Even though it wasn't even close to what they were saying. And so then it kind of became this Internet meme culture joke, and this is the power of Internet meme culture. Where everyone was texting around, let's go Brandon as kind of a substitute to this. Let's go Brandon, let's go Brandon. Now this was ignored by the activist media. This was completely and totally ignored by everyone. They thought this would kind of go away, but no, all of a sudden they now had a we now have a PG way, a totally okay way to say the graphic and the explicit in a way where it's kind of like code where everyone knows what we're saying, which is let's go brand and he's wonderful NASCAR

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'War by Other Means' Author General Keith Kellogg on the Politicization of the Military

The Eric Metaxas Show

03:15 min | Last month

'War by Other Means' Author General Keith Kellogg on the Politicization of the Military

"Okay, this is exciting. There's a brand new book out. It's called war by other means. It is by a general who was in the Trump White House Keith Kellogg. He was former national security adviser to president Trump. We know that well, the book purports to reveal the politics at play within our highest ranking military leadership and how caving to the leftist agenda and cultural pressure by those in the top ranks of America's military has left America, more vulnerable to national security threats than ever. Unfortunately, I don't need any convincing on that score. But it is a real pleasure. To have a general Keith Kellogg on the program to tour to talk about his new book war by other means general welcome to this program. Thank you. Thanks for having me today. Well, let's jump right into it. What you say, unfortunately, is something that seems to be pretty clear to those who are paying attention to what's going on. How is it possible that this could happen? You always think that there are firewalls put up by the founders in the constitution so that this kind of thing can not happen. In the military is supposed to be the military. They're not supposed to be about transgender policies or about white nationalist threats. What in the world enabled this kind of thing to happen? Because when I think of a general, whether it's general Mattis or Millie, it's hard for me to process that they have to cut to the chase gone over to the dark side that something has happened in their careers or at some point to allow them to be used by the I will call it the anti American left, at least that's how I see it. What do you suppose has happened that this was made possible. Yeah, it's sanctuary. I think it's a great question. I think the military the senior levels have become really politicized. And I think part of that very honestly was because of 20 years of war and Afghanistan. And that's one of the reasons by the way I wanted to get out of Africa with the president as well. Because the military became too politically aligned going forward and they saw where the money was coming from and the philosophers they had behind it. And they had reached a point with Mark milley where you see him today. And very candidly, Mark and I have known each other for 25 years. But he has put himself in a position and the way he's talking right now that you never saw general Meyer, a former chairman, general Meyer, Pete pace, Hugh Shelton, Colin Powell. Joe Dunford, none of them spoke the way he speaks now. And he's become very, very politicized on his approach to the military. And I think it's a huge mistake. I think a mistake for the military. And I reminded a lot of people, people forgot what article two section two of the constitution talks about. And there's one unitary commander chief and he's elected commander in

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UN aid chief urges G20: prevent mass starvation in Afghanistan

AP News Radio

00:58 sec | Last month

UN aid chief urges G20: prevent mass starvation in Afghanistan

"The United Nations calls on the G. twenty countries to take immediate action to help millions of people in Afghanistan U. N. humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths tells the AP that the U. S. and the other wealthy nations have to make two crucial changes to traditional aid packages give us your humanitarian money because we can make good use of it he's reprogram your development money used for longer term projects into humanitarian money so we can use it now Griffith says the world food program already feeding four million people in Afghanistan we'll need to feed up to twelve million in the coming winter months Hoff of the population of that country is now at risk of not having enough food to eat not having knowing where the next meal will come from Griffith says the current crisis has been caused by two large droughts the disruption of services and the collapse of the economy after the Taliban routed the government and took over the country I'm Tim McGuire

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"afghanistan" Discussed on The Media Show

The Media Show

03:00 min | 2 months ago

"afghanistan" Discussed on The Media Show

"How the cnn deals with the taliban son you'll help us understand how bbc world service interacts with the taliban. Let's hear from another person. Who deals with them. The bbc news correspondents commodity. He's covered the taliban toko as the story's unfolded and he's currently in the city of missouri sharieff in northern afghanistan. I told him we were discussing these issues and he economy recorded this for the media show. There's definitely a privilege that comes from being an international journalist in afghanistan we've seen unfortunately at times local afghan reporters being beaten tortured by the taliban just for their work. That's not something that at least so far. We've seen happen with the foreign media. One i think because the taliban no there would be even more negative publicity around that also because simply aren't reporting at the same frequency in the same level of detail is local afghan journalists. Of course there are still challenges that we face times. We've had confrontations with taliban fighters who wanted us to stop filming demonstrations or at the airport when they were chaotic scenes. There but on the whole i have to say they've been really very cooperative with us and in fact really very friendly. That's probably a mixture of us being on an individual level something of a novelty to most taliban fighters as foreigners also because centrally. The group is wanting to project a very particular more positive image to the rest of the world the most important thing I try to remember in in our reporting here is the importance of nuance. So when we're talking for example about some of the gains that it'd be made over the past twenty years in fields such as women's education will. We should also remember to talk about the rampant corruption over these past decades as well when we talk about the understandable and legitimate fears. Many people in cities have about the future. Also talk about some of the the hopes that those living in more rural areas Have after having lived through years and years of violence. It's now come to an end. That's bbc news. Correspondents couldn't come on immersion refund. Son safi from bbc pasture. We could pick up on kinder's final point there do you think there's a risk that the western media and indeed afghan media inaccurately portray afghanistan by focusing too much on capitol as absolutely risk. And we've seen it in the last twenty or so years. Sorry years as well as Days since the taliban have taken over the capital because the focus has been on the airport initially and then it went to the rest of kabul and the banks but actually at that time during that time summary executions did take place. I am getting videos. Horrific reduce of men being shot on the spot from different parts of the country and none of that has been reported by international media. And i don't know why..

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"afghanistan" Discussed on The Media Show

The Media Show

05:17 min | 2 months ago

"afghanistan" Discussed on The Media Show

"Details of a power struggle within the taliban have emerged. These are crucial moments. Wait to see what kind of government it wants to create. also this week. There's evidence the world's media is starting to tune out of afghanistan. Well if some news organizations are doing that we are tuning in to how western media and the afghan media have told this story. We're trying understand how the relationship between the taliban and journalists is working and we'll look at whether this story is revealed structural problems in how news works. has there been enough space. Given to context and history. Tell those of you who are asking. Why is this happening. We'll get into these questions with a ceo of the country's top tv news network with the bbc correspondent currently in northern afghanistan with the news media analyst. In the us with one of the bbc world service is best presenters in afghanistan. And with cnn's chief international correspondent. Clarice award who with this clip became one of the faces of the story as the taliban ceased power. We decide to leave and head for our car. The fighter.

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"afghanistan" Discussed on CONFLICTED

CONFLICTED

05:22 min | 3 months ago

"afghanistan" Discussed on CONFLICTED

"Is that you from the beginning. That are no good guys in the story. But i'm telling you why. The pakistanis felt the need that in working with audubon will be to their advantage. So that's very interesting. Aim in pakistan supported the taliban because they created much needed law and order as did in fact much of the afghan people during their rise. The taliban managed to take over most of afghanistan promising law and order promising a return of security and stability. I think though it's safe to say that in time that initial respect with slightly wore thin amongst a huge number of afghans because they're they're extremely strict application of sharia law wasn't entirely loved. It was more and more resented a to some extent now internationally the taliban apart from the uae. Saudi arabia and pakistan was not recognized as the official government of afghanistan because mainly the maintenance spy the taliban of a large number of jihadist camps most infamously those belonging to al-qaeda of which you were by this point a member in these camps. now there was. It was a very vexed question. America put pressure on the taliban to get rid of the camps to expel the arabs and exchange of which they would recognize them and the taliban said no they are. We are pashtoon. They are noble. Guest also i recognize us and then maybe we'll deal with the camp so there was a sort of tit for tat. The the taliban wanted the official recognition in order to deal with the jihadist camps and the americans said no no. We only recognize you if you do with the jihadist camp so this went on for several years. Meanwhile al is launching attacks In nineteen ninety eight launching the east africa embassy bombing attacks in two thousand the uss cole attack in aden this of course ultimately climaxes with nine eleven twenty years ago very soon and the americans invasion of afghanistan the quick toppling of the taliban and the establishment of a u. n. overseen new state-building process in afghanistan. So aim. is that all all pretty much right. A good a good summary of of what happened pretty much And also because don't forget. The taliban themselves were split down the middle between those who said closed camps but keep them in. Oh keep them out of medina but close the cups and they'll keep them as a guest aunt and those who were saying no no no no a a. We should look into support. The in the jihadist aspirations of any oppressed people keep them so it is the split within the abundant itself. Basically the doomed them in the end..

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"afghanistan" Discussed on Talks with Chepe

Talks with Chepe

03:01 min | 3 months ago

"afghanistan" Discussed on Talks with Chepe

"It up. No i sound doing this for home. People usually i would have a demand. Here drizzling demo tapes. Thousands last album was a good. I don't think so. I mean i like the song chicago freestyle. That's one of my favorite drake songs honor. But like i said it's all radio hits. He's not doing it because they yes like. They're good albums i mean. My favorite album of drake is probably nothing. Was the same. Or if you're reading it's not too late but again i still think that kanye west has one of the best rap islands of all time in my dark twisted fantasy. So it'll be interesting to see who comes out on top. Release th really. I think connie will come up on top. Because don donde supposed to be one of the you know it's supposed to be phenomenal and certified otherwise we'll be going back to like an old school you know Take care style drink warned. He's singing about this. So we'll see. I think honey will get the best of drake at this point. He mean he got the best of him last time. So we'll see. I mean that's my take on it but that's this week's take everybody. We talked about afghanistan. We talk about drinking tiny now this past last week. Also if you haven't checked it out go check it out on youtube. I posted on my blog. I we were hit by hurricane. You can go see the behind the scenes footage of what it was actually liked by the beach near where i live and how the hurricane was and this week we got again. I didn't post the food view of the code issue. We got a. We got a full rica. mecca got saturday. We're going to try some asian cuisine. We're going to see what's going on so stay tuned for that. I don't get any championed by state. Because i don't have the email on the asi ought to be completely honest with you. I forgot the password. I can't log in any liberalism. is it's damian. So what are you going to you know. What are you going to. But yes so stay tuned for that and again people you know where to find me on social media. I always got to say. But you know we i gotta say because i love you guys. Love me back instagram. I'm under talks with chebbi..

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"afghanistan" Discussed on Talks with Chepe

Talks with Chepe

05:43 min | 3 months ago

"afghanistan" Discussed on Talks with Chepe

"I mean the taking the news by storm. Or whatever you want to say. And that's the kanye west drake drama down kanye west drake this. This conflict stems awhile back now. People always say how did this happen. What's going on with it all right. So obviously honey west and drake were friends at one point because they obviously were probably cash money young money with little wayne. County wasn't part of that but connie was friends with little wayne. They did everything together. He was in the forever. Remix was he did songs with drake minaj and all these things and they had a decent relationship. Now what happened between that. We don't know and this all started when when drake started beefing with good music which is kind of west is label. he started fighting with kendrick matt. Kendrick lamar i'm sorry. He started fighting with push a not a pusher slinging rock on the corner. Push a t push push push your teeth and if you guys remember that. That's where drake and him started. You know doing distracts. It's not like the old school rap where they are shooting each other and doing the for things that just distractions like that and drake humac push tea. And he tried. You know saying how he's a. He's a rapper. That only wraps by the same thing about drugs and this mad that he has no real substance behind scraps and things like that. And that's when push drop the mic and released to the world that drake had a kid with a porn star but he had a k. With a porn star and it literally shocked the world because nobody knew that drake had the the kid and you know he tried to come up. Some both you're saying all was hunting the kid from the world. Not the root for my kid. Ozzy's these nice handshakes buddy nights backpedal. He's going to do what he has to do this. you know. cut it out and it just didn't look because he didn't even finished a fucking battle he just like that..

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"afghanistan" Discussed on Talks with Chepe

Talks with Chepe

05:55 min | 3 months ago

"afghanistan" Discussed on Talks with Chepe

"I'm just giving the brief of it. There's a lot more that goes into it. Oil and things is like that they didn't want to do that. So what did the us do. Of course what the us does in loves to do goes in these stabilizes regions so they went into afghanistan they dismounted the taliban and we've been presence and we've been looking for. We were looking for bin laden for the longest time through afghanistan to the mount because he would go from afghanistan pakistan back and forth and it was always an issue those the war on terror and two thousand three. We invaded it completely to overthrow the government and instill a democracy which we did. You know the president of the united states. Help keep the president's not the president. The presence of the united states help keep order and help keep everybody safe and sound but there were still conflict. There was conflict going back and forth until we killed osama bin laden into eleven would seal team six from the great president obama when he signed it into action. Now this is where such get tricky in a little bit conflicting because from that moment you know once we killed osama bin laden the obama administration committed to afghanistan and we spent trillions and trillions of dollars training and securing and teaching these afghan soldiers at this point because the new government three hundred thousand of them to how to be you know fighters how to train how to do everything and it was all in the us dime because obviously we win there we stabilize region. And we're trying to instill into a new government who democracy and that worked for the wild and it was up to the point where we realized that you know. We can't be the firm. There's people fighting from their parents so say someone was eighteen years old. Who's been in for so long. That his their kids enough not fighting on them and it was games to the point where you know what we had to do something so in this comes now last year. President trump trump signed the action. That will be pulling out of afghanistan in may thirty first of this year granted now trump plaza presidency and biting came into office and biden said he was going to keep that same promise and we took. We left afghanistan this last previous week and the whole issue behind it and it's it's ups and we are still having a deadline to leave by the thirty first everybody out now that the brief history run of it. Now i'm going to give you my take on. It was stuffy nose. Here's my take behind it. Do i think that i'm speaking object subjectively. I don't wanna be skewed one way or another. Because i wanted to give my honest opinion. Do i think that we did the greatest job. Leaving afghanistan the way we did know it showed a ladder resemblance to what we did in vietnam where that picture of the last blackhawk leaving the embassy and it was tragic was it a debacle for president biden. I think so. Think leading up to the thirty first deadline to see what happens may really leave the legacy behind. What how we leave afghanistan. Do i blow. Put all the blame on him. No it's sad. Because there was plenty of afghanistan citizens and coalitions that helped united states restabilize the democracy that were in there and we just left them. We left them. We didn't we just took everybody from the embassy out the us army left and they're so they're now the trying asked about as possible now..

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"afghanistan" Discussed on The Slow Newscast from Tortoise Media

The Slow Newscast from Tortoise Media

08:13 min | 3 months ago

"afghanistan" Discussed on The Slow Newscast from Tortoise Media

"On the battlefield. And from us. Fallback as i remember my dad given what he was and what he was doing with all is at the center of things going on in the area some item would really be sped. Being the son off the commander who'd become known as being brave and his parents had always worried about him never returning home and he would come home in the middle of the night and then disappear for another two or three weeks and come back and then it was always that him being president. I'm not being present at the same time as i grew up. I realized that he had a position on my become more and more interested in you know sitting along with you know where he was holding meetings beginning to understand the complexities of structures within which they were working from a very young age. I mean two years. After roy was born the soviets withdrew their forces. Nine thousand nine hundred nine they will hardly can fund foreign war when at home. The ussr was collapsing but already another conflict was brewing. The islamist groups wants armed by the americans were beginning to hunt for power and by the time that roe was seven years old in one thousand nine hundred ninety five and you force had arrived. The taliban they brought with them too exhausted population the promise of peace. The people of canada is should few. Tease previews anneke. But now questions are being asked and left unanswered about who the taliban ah what type of society they wish to create but of course as we know the opposite became true. Executions were commonplace public amputations blockades of food and supplies. Women were stripped of their rights. They were barred from working outside the homes. They couldn't leave without a male escort goals when they longer allowed to go to school. The taliban is pretty unreconstructed. If you like oganization during its five-year attempted running the country. He there was nothing. Women weren't out work that went labs outside the huns without the company of male relatives and in full job girls would allow to go to school. This is linda. Donal afghanistan bureau chief franz press and the associated press between two thousand nine and two thousand seventeen and on a wifi connection that miraculously held up. She talked to me from kabul. Miniature grow beards science was just ignored. Didn't exist it was pretty tough place. Music wasn't allowed even catch line which is a traditional afghan. Pastime wasn't permitted. The taliban made the capital down in nam can har- in the house and they had only two countries that recognize them diplomatically. Touchstone in saudi arabia. An important thing to know about roe and his family is that there has ours. And the hazaras were afghanistan's patchwork population ethnicities and tribes. A target has our people as sheer and the taliban like most afghans Sunni afghan islam is informed by a history of buddhism. as the buddhas in bamiyan would attested. it's fairly moderate. The taliban are extreme and the shia has hours are also asia tactic people. They not european extraction issue like they look chinese mongolian and they account for about fifteen percent of the population. they were very very badly traded. Up with alexander documented mescus. But discrimination against the his our didn't start with the taliban. It goes back at least two hundred years as the began to encroach on the hazara jet in the late. Nineteen ninety s reza rose. Father was a key figure in the resistance and row was tiny spectator in a war in which his dad. His hero was the central character and as a young sort of seven eight nine year old. What did you know of the taliban. How did they loom in your in your mind in your imagination things. Actually might you know. We were really very keen on at least him. Much disposition was we have a a panasonic radio cassette one of those old ones when my father was a code all we did at least on the top about. We listened to also persian. So i've broadcast from london so we used to listen to the news all the time and also the rest of the time we listen to music which many people in the village didn't do and the other thing that registered for me was when the taliban capture kabul having a breakfast bread black some my god listening to radio to the bbc radio they have committed serious incursions inside the afghan territory and they have a nibbled the taliban to move towards the capital cognis fallen. That is when they comfortable and then killed the last communist president of afghanist- on doctrinal jubilant. And his you know his his corpse in a in a city square so from very young ages. I began to piece together once we not. The taliban became synonymous with brutality. And savagery really in the years after nineteen ninety-six more than a million afghans fled to pakistan and up in the mountains. Rose family couldn't escape the brutality that was now spreading around the country. He lost a baby brother to malnutrition. His father was away for long stretches of time and he was left with his mother who suffered from epilepsy. He carried the shame of the conditions villages around to muttered that she was cursed that she was bewitched. Thanks to the hazara commitment to education into a secular education in particular he learned how to read and write on like a low of children across the rest of the country all the time he watched and listened from the corners of rooms reading. His father's communicates by candlelight. And so what happened. I think it would be nineteen nine hundred nine when you twelve ninety nine hundred eight while out to you know plus years old complete locate our desire jobs. The taliban it like we see today. Kruglov obey the managed. Littering attack can some northern afghanistan slowly went down towards the competency region bomb young incheon sixty within days. Fifteen hundred years of history was reduced to rubble and thousands of other. Afghan relics are now being obliterated. By the taliban's latest war fell the rest of us on john crumbled one after another more shown one of the things italian deidra us you know a they captured massage effecting think in one day they killed up to ten thousand czars every step of the way advanced towards his region. They again repeated damascus. One of the most stories saying the taliban date when they captured mazari was. They put a slogan out to say that. If you're a tajik go to jail. If you're those back goes becky tom. If you're zara go to the graveyard one of the other warnings where that you know if you're you're either convert to realize lot which means soon as now if you don't leave the country and if you don't do.

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"afghanistan" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

04:02 min | 3 months ago

"afghanistan" Discussed on Today, Explained

"Stays the way it looks on the outside streets right now And you hope for the best that the taliban really does create an inclusive government and does include other political figures from the last twenty thirty forty years of history who even though they're flawed at the very least their presence could hopefully mitigate so they're more extreme views so that's hoping for good or the baptist and then the biggest fear is that you know once the world's attention turns away in a couple of weeks that they all of a sudden go back to the way they were in the nineties. You know the taliban. We just met with them today. They had they had a briefing with all of these journalists and they kept saying. Oh we want you to feel safe and we'll give you every opportunity but that doesn't mean you do feel safe for instance today at that meeting all all of us journalists. You know we would say well your man at the airport that they're abusive their harsh. They shoot into the air and they hit people and they were like yeah. Well we're trying to control them and they don't know what do you know what. That's not reassuring. How can you not control the people you put out there and yes the former avalon. Police have the same issue. But that's not an excuse. You know if you are this law the everett and you're trying to do better than islamic republic. How can you not control your men to not shoot into the air and knock harass people. I wonder do get a sense from the people. You've been speaking to in kabul even after the havoc that international intervention has wrought in the country. How much people are desperate for the uk. The united states to remain invested in the future of afghanistan. That's more a necessity you know. That's more eight. Keep a watch on these guys and you're the ones that can hold them accountable. So make sure that you watch out than you really observe everything that they're doing and then throw it back in their face and you know make them face some kind of punishment for it and be you know for years. You enabled corrupt politician. Your own forces your own leaders your own. Ngos were corrupt at least don't betray us financially if the if the world bank if the federal reserve in the us if they don't reopen access to the assets of aniston has around the world or the financial programs as part of around the world. No one will be able to earn a salary so again. It's sort of the necessity that occupation creates right. It makes you beholden to outside powers even though those outside powers betrayed you. Are you going to stay ali. I hope to stay for as long as they can. And they hope the situation doesn't get to a point where i would have to leave because you know i always say i left once when i was little and it wasn't my choice and now if i leave i watched it to be my choice for good reason. Not.

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"afghanistan" Discussed on The Politics Guys

The Politics Guys

03:20 min | 3 months ago

"afghanistan" Discussed on The Politics Guys

"This has been something. That's been deeply troubling to me in something that i tend to pride myself on is that i don't get carried away or emotional over the news or have responses that are again overly emotional right. I try to just be the the pure analytical guy for right or wrong I know that sometimes puts people off sometimes. But but this has been a tough week for me to keep my julie straight ahead and analytical hat on So if i'm if i'm a bit scattered That's that's part of the ice guys one to say that going in but So your your thoughts. I guess is the way we'll we'll start air as far as you know. I guess the the the other the other piece i think i would turn to as maybe a good starting point And there's there's plenty of blame to go around on this And actually i think listeners should if they're interested go back and listen to an april. Show that mike an idea. When i president biden first announced this withdrawal and in both of us came came to the conclusion of look. There's really no good options here My option would have been to keep a presence there for some time for stability sake and yours was was was due to get out but i don't think either of us would have chosen the option or or the situation where we are now where we get out without setting up some sort of method ability to get all of our people and our allies out. And that's something that's frustrated me again. I'm sort of carrying on without turning it over to you is is sort of the biden administrations when i should say the by administration. Let's say biden his his argument that this is this is something that woke. We couldn't see this coming. It's it's was unforeseeable but on the other hand is completely inevitable and we factored this in So without i guess. I'll i'll turn it over to you and Get get your impressions. Char starting the to me. The the biggest thing that was came across a shocking was that in that george stephanopoulos interview Some of the things. His win stephanopoulos asked him. Is there anything that you could have done differently. Are you saying there were no mistakes and biden. Essentially said no. No this is. This is why we this is what we expected. so yeah well on just one correction exactly but for a while. Now i've been actually saying that. I thought we should keep off continual presence small presence in afghanistan so planter listeners. Recall that but you know for for quite a while now. But i guess my overall impression is. This is the only way to really look at this. I think early is to say it's either a massive failure and intelligence not knowing that the government could potentially collapse oh rapidly or a massive failure in planning and logistics knowing that and not having a plan in place..

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"afghanistan" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast

The Red Box Politics Podcast

10:09 min | 3 months ago

"afghanistan" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast

"Was really strange moment. And also as you said moments ago you within king. This is never going to work. I wonder how that changed the oil. Didn't in your mind over those years as you saw the operation. Continue at qualify. It i mean like. I say the it was going to work. I was much more concerned about how politically it was going to work and then feel better about. It actually has always kind of in two thousand and two thousand three before iraq. I thought okay so much goodwill around these could actually work because the afghans omaha. You can't generalize. Obviously there are a lot of people who were very angry. Particularly those who've been aligned with taliban who had still had a significant constituency within the country wasn't justice the regime that was just a few very bad people but the the the chain sense among population. The boat has a lot of people. Travelled really wide in that period was somebody has taken some notice office. Finally it's taken this. But now the international community the west the americans are gonna come and help us and make us will not rich and certainly stable prosperous democratic even by two thousand five in six months reporting from afghanistan. That was changing really fast. If it hadn't dramatically changed already and in by two thousand ten gone that was some who are still competent. Who was still enjoying things that were going on. There was a lot of progress in was amazingly transformed but people are beginning to get worried and enjoy just briefly and finally would you think now then having gone through all of that. Would you think looking on as the way in which this. War's come close. I think is a i a tragedy. The whole of afganistan's history of last year's a tragedy. I it's been astonishing looking at the pictures looking at the lung. Meet in afghanistan look at the faces of the people remembering what it was like back in two thousand and one and two with that moment of hope and thinking basically. They're back to scrap one in a lotta changed. Allies change a lot better but then quite lot could get worse as well and is is authentically. Tragic jason good. Thanks for making time. For jason burke author and foreign correspondent at the guardian. In a moment we will hear from Lieutenant colonel richard williams. Who is that the military side of things that also will hit from a former spokesperson for the afghan foreign ministry. Whose formally ambassador to china and pakistan afghanistan as well so he hit the view from journey. Who's reporting on all of this back in two thousand and one but what about somebody who was involved With the with the british effort military efforts as the invasion got underway for. We came on air a little bit early one. I spoke to lieutenant. Colonel richard williams. When nine eleven happened i was serving with special forces escorted kamanga and very quickly along with everybody. Don't in defense Was put on notice to prepare for operations in afghanistan. So it was a very quick change. But the relevance of the change to me attempted dramatic differences from from before. Where's that one or being For quite a period of time in the balkans and working with a number of operations kossovo the latter one that time is chief storm within a multinational brigade very much aligned to the emerging european defense in security initiatives that were seeking to develop a long term strategy full security and development in the balkans and i can remember prior to nine eleven off. Thinking was to invest in that access for all the base rates. And then how it nine. Eleven radio all of that was dropped to ensure that we provide capability disapproval. What was going to be. An american led operation into afghanistan on what was a counter terrorism mission retribution mission really and one that was going to have to be executed. Pretty urgent. there was a big shift very very big shift in focus from The track of interventions. The tony blair spoken about in chicago in nineteen ninety nine and and and and later where we were seeking to deliver good to a counter-terrorist mission where we were seeking to penalized those that were recently attacked us and it was a very big shift and practically for you. What did that mean in afghanistan against terrorism michelle. What does that. The completely uninitiated entail again having to tread cafe around the confidentiality contract. And i apologized for that. But it's you know one has to respect this Is that essentially. What it would mean would be. Britain taking paunch in an american led operation. Decide designed to identify a neutralize the are elements that were sitting within afghanistan. That was that was. The requirement in britain obviously is able to provide a very small amounts of capability relative to the us and all participation in that was going to be meaningful from a military perspective dependent upon the quality of the targets but much more importantly was going to be meaningful on an alliance strike strategic will political perspective. What will you impressions all of afghanistan. A well i mean. Stop before i go down. Virtually no one knew very much about his tool. I didn't get the impression that the uk had heard maintained over overwatch if we call latch or a great deal of connectivity with afghanistan Off to the russians laughed again. I say that without being in bold type of that long period of time but my lasting impression time which we didn't know very much tool and we were going to have to follow the insight provided by Whatever agencies we had again starved of resources over a period of time not focused on afghanistan and much more importantly what neom. Us another supporting the us could provide them so we didn't know very much tool so when one arrive at again. Right out in the desert since owners hopefuls you have specific talk to deal with its military objectives but beyond that particular specific You are in a really impoverished area where the majority of those that you're engaged with were involved in the illicit drug trade. The production of of that which ultimately produces heroin and so there was a very poll community Who was living on primarily subsistence agriculture but was able to generate income beyond that through participating in in the narcotics trade. So it was pretty alien to that which you know wanted experience before and while you were that two thousand one woods think you returned in two thousand and five. If i'm wrong. Did the aims seem achievable in terms of what was expected of. You can't terrorism as you were going about your business. Did you have a voice in your head saying you know. This is working what we're doing worthwhile two thousand one stroke one Than two thousand five. when which. That both military nate. And then i visited a few times busy soldier. Since two thousand and five. I left the army in two thousand and eight and returned to afghanistan in two thousand ten partnered with an afghan businessman to develop a mining business in a mining services business. And i did that till twenty. Fourteen significant. That time was i lived outside the wire. I didn't live anywhere near or within any military base and at times i lived in in a village in northern afghanistan for very extended periods of time And one really got to understand as others have experienced. That type of living rory stewart is a much more experienced than in this regard. But i've what he says reflect what he says when you're living outside and amongst the afghans and with absolutely no connection at all to the military mission and those informing the miniature mission. You gain a really sincere understanding of what the country is. Line can the people. You're dealing with mike but going through the stages in two thousand and one. The the mission was quite clear which was Deal with al qaeda as a threat to uk us in our interests to roll on the taliban with those have been providing them space to operate the. The taliban fell relatively quickly round about the same pace. Actually is the government forces have forums the taliban recently year and they did that because we were surprised by this that the people were prepared to change sides to align themselves with that which most powerful as a pragmatic expedient restore speaks on this.

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"afghanistan" Discussed on Majority 54

Majority 54

04:13 min | 3 months ago

"afghanistan" Discussed on Majority 54

"Power and trauma and when things. Don't go the way you want them to write. Because i've spent years about what happens when a lot of things. I worked on that. I cared about got totally dismantled by the next. You know you you start to realize it in the world's nothing ever turns out exactly how you want it to be. And what are you control. You control like the choices you made like the things that you believed in like the individual lives at that you impacted and never mind the mission of of protecting america after eleven like the mission that i think most people thought there are signing up for like the america's been pretty well protected since nine eleven like there's not been significant terrorist attacks but put that aside even the afghans that you interacted with the way that you carried yourself like the the survivability of the things that you believed in one of the research focused on the atkins getting out is what could those people do. They can do amazing things with their lives. Like the afghan women who've been educated like every single one of them is is precious every one of their education is in and so. I think we're kind of hardwired to think about a scorecard. And was i part of a word that we want or was i never mind that. None of these wars since over to have been particularly clear. I think you just have to think about like what what broader forces in the world of my part of. I don't know that's all i got. I got like that's true thoughts to add to that One is even though it seems like some of these gains might feel temporary in in very much are temporary in afghanistan. I was shocked. Actually jonathan rouch did a really interesting summary about just how big of an impact united states hat on afghanistan and and veterans. Like jason can be proud of the fact that life dramatically improved for people there while we're there so if it mortality dropped by fifty percent life expectancy increased by six years electricity consumption. Ten times years in school went up. Three years for men and four for women and university graduates went from thirty thousand to two hundred thousand and People like michael hanlon argue that tons and tons of lives. Were saved. Because if you look at the history of warfare within afghanistan before there. He credibly argued that there would have been way more bloodshed. Had we not been there. But i know we're not keeping a scorecard and so the other thing i want to say. Is that for those of us. Who didn't serve. I want to use the grabner section as we close out to to plug the work that you're doing jason at a veterans community project and say that we all need. Did you better by the people who come back from these wars within this country. I i can't imagine how much trauma can be stirred up by the types of images we've seen and so i think people do need to be very deliberate If you know people you know as i do as as we all who served in afghanistan in different capacities too by the way. I know a lot of people served on civilian side to reach out to them and encourage them to to not be a afraid to talk to someone. Because i appreciate what y'all said is now because i've been struggling with that the last few days but probably bothered me. The most is how many of my fellow afghanistan veterans. I've talked to are seen them. Comment on social media at me and just say like they feel like it was meaningless and like i. It is tempting to feel that way. But i choose not to feel that way. I know that we made a huge difference over there. I know that we accomplished some of our objectives. That were really important ones in. It's interesting i-. I commented the other day that i have all these mixed feelings. One of them is pride people were like. How can you be proud of it. And it's like. Yeah well. Because i choose to be like But that's the thing is like it's not easily accessible. You have to choose to be in some choose to be because you know what you do right and you know what the people who served with you did and you're proud of what your data you're going to be proud of every decision that politicians make. Well thanks for doing this. Been thanks for indulging this conversation. There's a lot people can gain from listening to what ben has to say so he's at be r. h. o. d. eso at b. roads on twitter and the book is after the fall being american. The word we've made you can hear more of him in vitor on positive the world..

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"afghanistan" Discussed on Majority 54

Majority 54

04:40 min | 3 months ago

"afghanistan" Discussed on Majority 54

"Minds the moment we showed up for the most part. We were trying to win fate. We were trying to convince people that it wasn't a losing to bet on the coalition and the government of afghanistan. Because if you bet on us and you lost you were the taliban was gonna kill you. And so in order to get people to work with us into get the military to to fight and be cohesive people to believe the go could could succeed and that was like my whole role. There was to like do anti-corruption anti-espionage investigations as a means to eventually making go more legitimate. And my experience was they were constantly and understandably constantly preoccupied go with looking legitimate. Like i would come back with an investigation recited. No this warlord is still involved in narcotrafficking. And he's killed this these people. He's put their heads on stakes inside his palace and the solution. Sometimes i can't even fault them would be. Let's move him to a different province because he'll be further away. Fr- you take your kid at their school tournament of different school when they're in with a bad group of friends like poem away from their network so the point i'm making is that when the government of afghanistan came to the biden and said. Please don't start these evacuations because it will destroy confidence in our government and it will cause the military to fold and believes that there's no hope and then they'll take kabul right away what people don't realize that's a super hard choice because you don't know whether they're gonna be able to hold but you do know that if you start the evacuation early in kabul falls right away you'll never know whether you 'cause that yeah. I guess there are two ways. I look at that jason And i agree with you. And i'm also incredibly sympathetic to how hard these jobs are so say all proper caveats. The two issues. I have is due to launch of people that you know there. There's military interpreters people who worked for us you know. They worked at the embassy or much. Larger number people's several tens of thousands of people who worked with our military and then secondly there are people that believed in us. And and i think you can identify in particular people who usa. Id gave the money to set up human rights organizations or women's rights organizations so they were direct recipients of our strategy. You know because they were. Usa subcontractors are funded by certain development fonder international development funds. These are people started. Ngos people who will definitely be endangered by the taliban just as much as military interpreters. There's two decisions that i kind of. Don't understand along this this process. I think even if you're a massive accusations of all those people i can see why the government of atkinson's warning against that but the the the the military interpreter issue the sieve issue. The numbers are so small. I mean we had fourteen hundred. I think but before the at the bottom fell out like why you couldn't significantly ramp that up and so it's not necessarily see seventeens airlifting people everyday. But you're getting into the tens of thousands of people. Because i think it stands to reason that if the us military's pulling out that the you know military interpreters who worked with us would be willing and able to take that shot of coming united states so why that program wasn't dramatically scaled up I don't understand. Because i think you could have done that. Without kind of mass evacuation vibes and then the second thing is even right now. I'm not sure why we have. An extended a lifeline to people beyond that program to include like i said those afghans who who are clearly endanger and were recipients of us funding. They seem to be excluded from the evacuations. Now i hope that is changing. That's not the case you know. So i i understand the law. The logic point is absolutely the case it. If if they're telling you that if you guys fly bunch of military transport planes in here and airlifting thousands of people on every single day you know this could lead to clubs confidence. I still think you could have done a lot more of those four months. And i also think that. I hope that they do a lot more with the time they heart. Now i agree. And i also think objectively either way. We made the wrong choice. You had an. I'd like to think that given my experience of the government of afghanistan. That i would've made a choice. That said you know what we've been doing this based on optics in order to increase confidence for twenty years and it hasn't worked and this is the in game either way so we're just gonna do what we need to do but i don't know that for sure but it wasn't clear choice and i believe that i would have made the right choice but it is belief at best and it is in with informed with hindsight.

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"afghanistan" Discussed on Majority 54

Majority 54

05:38 min | 3 months ago

"afghanistan" Discussed on Majority 54

"I want to make this clear. The very difficult decision with regard to the afghan government that president biden had to make over the last few weeks. That is really an answer to the question. A partial answer to the question of. Why did this happen so quickly. And why why were. We not evacuating people weeks ago. So let's just start with your impressions of i dunno. You perhaps work directly with members of the government of afghanistan at some point but either way your impressions overall of the government of afghanistan during your time working on these issues. My impression was that it was a government that never you know never really had control over the country right. I mean they weren't pulling levers were affecting events out in brott ghanistan or even out in places like kantar. They were incredibly dependent on the united states. Right so think of it as like a machine that was built to plug into the united states so their security forces dependent upon everything on us for everything but even just the execution of their budgets and their development programs because this was a nation building exercise like we were both providing a lot of assistance but also providing a lot of expertise and at the top there was clearly corruption but there's corruption because that's how politics was done in afghanistan to some extent right like you have to take care of this local leader. Because you know this is the person that can make sure that the water's turned on a and again. I wasn't down that in in the weeds. That accent but so some. The corruption was was like a unique variety like people stealing money and moving into the gulf or something. Some it was just kind of like this is how actually politics happens in afghanistan. You know at the end of the day you know ghani he. You know he's technocrat. Who goes back and probably makes a very good finance minister in a developing country. He's not the kind of strong central authority that can can with everybody into shape and clean up the corruption and you make the trains. Trains run on time and afganistan and be able to remember. They've never had that you know there's never been a central government in afghanistan that that government away. That is kind of familiar to to you and me right so i can be critical of them. But i'm also like i'm more critical of the united states in the sense that when you come in and you are all the forests in the country you control violence in the country. You control the bulk of the resources in the country and you have a government that is dependent becomes kind of overly dependent on training wheels and a government that becomes corrupt in a lot of the corruption. Is the war economy that we built like contracting money. Where's that going. They definitely failed. But like i'm not sure that they were. You know. set up to succeed either. Yeah well i mean. Let's be honest. Anybody who was in a position of power in afghanistan was there. Because that's where we allowed them to be. And dan and the public knew that you know like they sensed it inherently and one of them jason like the other but underneath that surface. The prewar warlords never went away. If you look at who's in this transition council it's dawson hekmatyar karzai again. Some of them are around but like these are the same guys that were running militias in the nineties and they never went away. So you have this kind of technocratic government afghanistan and then you had these kind of regional thugs players who never never left any and really all they did is sort of rotate through the government that we had put up in different titles like doom was. When i was there he was defense. Minister minister dusty room. Like that's what he was. He was just another perch from which to run his stuff. And i mean heck muhtar like that's a dude who is like a former prime minister of afghan who really just became the head of of the hezb-i-islami golden terrorists network and political. and like. that's a dude who we went back and forth from like working with to like. Let's be honest hunting. I was part of that. I mean so like yeah so it's so it's important people understand that the the quote unquote government. Afghanistan isn't attempt to government. And what i was trying to make clear for people. This week was the there was a passage that really struck me in the president's remarks where he talked about how he addressed why the evacuation of americans and of our allies and of afghans who had worked with us why. It didn't happen sooner and it was a very short part of the speech but what he said was that the government of afghanistan asked us not to begin those sort of operations the sort of evacuation operations and to basically give them a chance. And so we did. And i've been thinking. I haven't mailed stop thinking about that because i think that was the critical decision and i can't figure out what i would have done. It was such a hard decision and for people who don't know for the bulk of the twenty years the center of gravity in at least the part of the war that you talked about the nation building part of the war. The center of gravity has been the government of afghanistan which we referred to as go right like geo at go is ability to demonstrate that they could have a chance to operate competently was the center of gravity and everybody right now is on cable news royals. They're they're grouping in afghanistan and iraq as if though the same more and there's a million ways in which they're different but for purposes of this discussion the biggest way they're different is in iraq. Our forces were trying to win hearts and minds in afghanistan. We had the hearts and minds the moment we showed up for the most part. We were trying to win fate. We were trying to convince people that it wasn't a losing to bet on the coalition and the government of afghanistan..

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"afghanistan" Discussed on Majority 54

Majority 54

06:19 min | 3 months ago

"afghanistan" Discussed on Majority 54

"With tommy vitor pod state the world. He's msnbc contributor. He worked for president obama in the foreign policy and national security space. He's the author of the book after the fall being american in the world. We've made and he's very nice to join us on short notice so ben. Thanks for coming on of prominent all jason. Thanks to have the space for a conversation i think we should start with this basic disclaimer. That i'm sure we all agree with the withdrawal of forces from afghanistan right. Yeah yes yes. I think it's necessary to say that front because it seems that there is an effort honestly a lot of it from i think the by administration i understand why to sort of frame criticism of this moment as it's either you're gonna leave forces in or you're not and obviously the reason we're having this conversation as it goes a lot deeper than that. I'm curious to start been from your perspective working on this windy. You feel like you really came to the conclusion of this is not gonna work and we should not be there anymore like how long ago. Okay question. I thought a lot about the last couple of days in the moment when i had the realization. Not that we were going to get out right away so just to to caveat. I don't suggests it as soon as this occurred to me. I thought all forces should leave. But the moment i began to have some real trepidation about the more expensive mission in afghanistan was after the surge that obama ordered. Remember the operation marsha So this was supposed to be kind of almost a demonstration case of what could be done with a counterinsurgency strategy in afghanistan in crystal general mcchrystal. Was you know. Watch what we do here. When show the model for how we can go in and clear an area and begin to build some capacity among the afghans in transition things to them and basically what ended up happening is every stage that operation in which our servicemembers obviously performed capably heroically Was really hard you know it was. It was hard to dislodge the taliban it was hard to get any kind of sense of an afghan governing authority. There were serious challenges with the kind of model. How do you develop a different kind of economy from the kind of drug based economy that that the taliban preyed upon and i just remember thinking that this is a relatively small population center in southern afghanistan. If the idea which was what the military is kinda pitch was around the surge of of taking a counterinsurgency strategy like this around the entire country. I mean the scale of what was required to do that. Bruce's kind of what i saw in this kind of in miniature operation. Marsha just occurred to me. There's just no way that we could sustain that effort. Even if it could succeed it would require even far more resources than had been ordered in with the surge over a pretty open ended a period of time. That's when for me personally really hit home. That like look. We have a space in afghanistan to be able to conduct a terrorism mission and and very aggressively did in the first obama term to degrade al qaeda particularly pakistan so afghanistan is almost platform to get at the challenge book pakistan but this broader mission of pacifying the entire country defeating the taliban militarily and building up a governing authority. I think you know for me. It was actually ironically the height of the surge. When i realized that i just don't think that is a is either an achievable or sustainable mission. I think it's right around the same time for. Maybe because i think that was paired with that is the annual alluded to this is the recognition that the initial objective of denying the safe haven for terrorism had been achieved at that point. That's right around the point where we think we relocated and go okay. That's not really in doubt anymore. Proof of that was that they were having to move their operations to that sort of lawless section of pakistan. Because because they couldn't operate in a way where they could play international terrorist attacks. And in fact i mean pakistan had become an external sanctuary for launching attacks in afghanistan at that point so i agree and and then what anybody listening to this. This thinking is one. Then how the hell did we end up there for so much longer. And i don't fully have the answer to that. But it kind of taps into the part where i get a little angry not anybody in particular but it's angry because i realize that ultimately the answer to that i think is americans in the last week have rediscovered that we've been at war in afghanistan really long time and they're kind of mad to find that out and that just pisses me off jason. Yeah i guess. I can kind of walk. Here's sir how why. I think we're still there. And look i on the spectrum of obama advisers. I don't think it would surprise. People that will number when i wasn't like calling shots on the fan. But but insofar as over the period of the eight obama years. I was kind of becoming more senior. I was usually on the spectrum arguing for withdrawal. I think you essentially if you think about this. Were were peaking at about one hundred thousand troops through the surge which kind of culminates in the spring of two thousand eleven. And that's really the the effort you know obama's logic and because you identify the we're afghanistan. It's almost helpful. The thing of it is to wars right like there's the war to deny a safe haven a terrorist into gun. Give the united states at very large platform in south asia. To be able to go after al-qaeda a particularly in pakistan as well as in afghanistan and then there's this war to build up afghan security forces and afghan governor authority and to kind of degrade the taliban sufficiently that an afghan government can survive and so the surge is the height of both of those efforts. Because it's both the the highest pace of the effort to go. After the al qaeda safe haven which obviously reaches its crescendo with the operation to take out osama bin laden in the spring of two thousand eleven and the height of our efforts to kind of Support an enhanced governing authority and then obama begins a drawdown in june twenty eleven and the whole theory of the draw down. We're gonna train up. These afghan security forces and transition to them in two thousand fourteen was the moment in which the afghans we're going to move into the lead for most of the fighting in the country..

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"afghanistan" Discussed on Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy

Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy

03:16 min | 3 months ago

"afghanistan" Discussed on Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy

"Hue and cry that you'll hear i think it's You know your tug to this emotionally. I certainly am is about human rights. It's about those young women who have experienced a different kind of life in the last twenty years Who now are subject to being thrown back to the dark ages and so on You know about this summary executions and sharia law and all of that but yeah as you point out. We can't and biden pointed out. I think he you know perhaps to bluntly in in an interview or a press conference. Recently there are lots of places in the world where there are grave injustices going on. We can't them all with the us military or the state department or us aid or slide shows or anything else people choose to be the people they are and that's a hard thing but it. It is a reality and we keep trying to fight that at great cost. But you're not surprised though because you're a reagan republican that the you one of the hallmarks of reaganism was we are a beacon. We are a beacon to the world we are the force we are a beacon of light of for democracy And you know. I guess my question is how do we. How do we leverage that. And how do we have credibility when we say or do we say trump said. Hey you run your countries the way you want to run them and we don't have any business we you know navali. You're on your own You know everyone's on their own. We're gonna take care of our own national interests and that's just the way the world works. Is that what we're are. We willing to accept that. And if not what is the half way well that that's the hard thing it's the gravid you know we've always had this will sonian instinct. Which doesn't always work on the other hand. We don't want to be real. We don't wanna be the romans Yeah nuke afghanistan problem solve You know so. The the question is the middle and i think part of its cultural awareness. It is harder. We ought to know more about where we go you know. Afghanistan is except for metropolitan kabul not very cosmopolitan not western civilization and they're organized killing infidels and we're infidels on the other hand saving east germany and behind the iron curtain eastern europe. Right up our alley because something to work with their and we just gotta be hard minded about it. I'm not trying to revert back the partisan corners here. But i think this is where this this is where the real deconstruction of what trump did and didn't do is gonna come to bear because you david asked this question. Precipice on what leverage we and that leverage much of that leverage if not all of it dissipated in what what trump concoct there wasn't a conditions based withdrawal. There wasn't he wanted to buy a phony piece You know the the you wanted to be auto the re election that everybody was coming home and quite frankly wanted everyone to probably come home either. Before the election announced long before the election everyone would be would be home by december. So i worry greatly.

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"afghanistan" Discussed on Part of the Problem

Part of the Problem

01:57 min | 3 months ago

"afghanistan" Discussed on Part of the Problem

"Way actually tried to attack the west. They just wanna do some heroin and fox and little boys. They'll they'll stick themselves. They want to rule afghanistan. You know that's martha stewart show on the taliban network but that And so it's it's just this is this is the there's just no justification in. There never was for for us to be involved in war there and as far as all of these kind of like post hoc justifications that are that are coming out now like look. It's it might be really terrible the way little girls are treated there and terrible. The way little boys are treated their terrible the way lots of adults are treated there. But that's true in a lot of parts of the world and that is not adjusted vacation for us to go on a twenty year war spend trillions of dollars and thousands of lives on it. Then you know all those people it's like if you if you think it is worth that then you you can go. Just don't advocate forcing other people's kids to go. That's that's my My take on it. I also do think even though you are right to some degree that the narrative is not exactly that this war was a was a great success and we just had to stay in bought the. Because i think even that they they realize just to a bridge too far to to sell to anyone paying attention i can. Let's take a moment and thank our sponsor for today's show which is bambi when running a business. Hr issues can kill you. Wrongful termination suits minimum wage requirements labor regulations and hr manager's salaries are not cheap an average of seventy thousand dollars a year. Bambi spelled b. a. m. b. e. was created specifically for small businesses. You can get a dedicated. Hr manager craft hr policy and maintain.

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"afghanistan" Discussed on Bro History

Bro History

03:38 min | 4 months ago

"afghanistan" Discussed on Bro History

"A building in a village in a village named new york and ability. Name new york a village so these people have no idea what new york city was or that new york city sat on top of was new york. City is the capital of the world. You know nato is headquartered in new york city they have no idea about this new world order that was created after world war two. They probably really know it. World war two was. That's how isolated and in the boondocks some of these societies are. And they're like well. What the hell does this have to do with us. Like what does this have to do. With what why are you here. i'm just trying to hurt my goats was what but but I guess to go back. I don't think women's rights will be atop platform for the taliban on this time around. Probably but ray unless mass rape happens again maybe this spite you know the potential horror show. That may happen. That may be likely to happen in terms of a civil war and you know despite how tragic that will be this decline with all these districts and the decline in. This government is just proof that we needed to get get. Get out of there. Not twenty years has proved that we can't even prop up the government let alone no create us stable monopoly on violence in the country. Now we've spent two trillion dollars on this project and we fail to even really account on how the money was used to half the time. Bobby like hey. We just spent one hundred million dollars on a stem center for young girls. So they can learn math and science and then that that stem center ends up or that school just ends up being a tent with a desk in it. Oh yeah one hundred million dollars. Yeah oh yeah. Look at these schools that we made. It's all just horse shit. Yeah like the deaths of the massive amount of death that has taken place And i think it was really just dom to think that you pull this war off and now moment. Parrot scott horton. Because i read his books on afghanistan while his book on afghanistan and You know listen to a lot of the experts on his show. And come like my main hub of Researcher material for this is that Book fool's errand it's a it's a great book He always says you know. Afghanistan is the size of texas. It's landlocked north of pakistan and it has desert-like like california and mountains like colorado and know what he's saying is that it's it's just very rugged untameable land and you may be able to occupy kabul for two decades but is impossible to pacify the country side which is the majority of the country and in addition to the terrain. No we're we're talking about that in just a give some background..

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