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Fresh update on "baghdad" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Probably take an additional few months. So we project that anyone who wants to get vaccinated will have gotten vaccinated. By the time we get to the end of the summer and the beginning of the fall, Pope Francis is making history as the first leader of the Catholic Church to visit Iraq. CBS is Chris Lives say is in Baghdad tomorrow. We'll head north to Iraq's Christian Heartland, where refugees once displaced by the Islamic state are now returning and preparing for the Pope. Francis will even visit the former Isis stronghold of Mosul. Where once jihadist carried out wholesale slaughter and desecration. Pope Francis will soon pray. Maybe the fifth time's a charm Academy Award winner Nick Cage's died the knot with his 26 year old girlfriend in Las Vegas last month. This is CBS News. Del semi annual sale for business has arrived. Save up to 45% on Dell Computers powered by Intel Core processors. Just call 877 Ask Del It's 603 on this Saturday, March 6 2021 44 degrees. We're going down to the low twenties tonight. Good evening. I'm Sarah Jacobs. And here are the top local stories We're following this hour. An area police officer and Maryland National Guardsmen has been arrested while serving in a cove in 19, mass vaccination site in Prince George's County. The arrest stems from Child pornography investigation in his home county of Frederick Dynamo Rosa Weeks of Rockville City police officer was taken into custody yesterday while working at the six Flags Covert 19 clinic and buoy for the National Guard. The Frederick County Sheriff's Office says Ma Rosa Wicks was monitored between September and December of last year when he downloaded images and videos of underaged girls engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Yesterday after he was detained, evidence was taken from his home leading to his arrest. Morrow's awakes has since been Released on bond but is now facing one count of child pornography. Melissa how w. T O P. NIS, the National Guard tweeted this afternoon The suspect's been removed from active duty as Montgomery County reconsiders removing all police officers from school buildings. County Council member Nancy Navarro is offering an alternative to the school Resource officer. Program. Council member Navarro says the school Resource officer program should be abolished. Police officers should not be walking down the hallways of schools. Actually, it's you know, now students are beginning to come back into the schools. But Navarro wants specially trained police officers.
Pope Francis holds interfaith meeting at Iraq's ancient city of Ur
"Is on the second day of his momentous four day visit to Iraq, Iraqi security forces are deploying about 10,000 personnel to protect him. The pope is visiting the ancient city of Oran, Iraq today for an interfaith meeting in the traditional birthplace of Abraham, CBS news correspondent Chris Lifts A is traveling with the pope. Ancient city of war is said to be the birthplace of Abraham of the Old Testament. Today. It's the scene of a historic meeting with Pope Francis and members of three world religions that all call him their patriarch. Most TV dad is to me smooth hostility, extremism and violence are not born of a religious heart, he said. Their betrayals of religion there, The man they're overcoming such betrayals is a key theme of Francis's visit to Iraq. First of any pontiff as he witnesses the country's minority Christian community among the oldest on Earth dwindle amid decades of sectarian unrest. The pope also visiting a Baghdad church, where extremist gun down worshippers back in October of 2010
Pope Francis Begins Visit to Iraq
"Pope francis arrived in iraq on friday in the first ever papal visit to the middle. Eastern nation and heightened security concerns for the pontiff. An woods considered one of the most dangerous countries on earth. Francis departed vatican city early friday morning and arrived in baghdad. A few hours later the pope said before the trip felt compelled to make the risky visit to iraq. Because it's people have suffered so much.
Pope Francis Begins Visit to Iraq
"We check business at 4, 37. Pope Francis spending some time in Iraq aboard the papal plane. Frances thank the press for coming with him to Baghdad, the first visit of any pontiff in the history of Christianity. He also said how happy he was to be traveling again. It's his first foreign trip since the pandemic, which is still raging in Iraq. Many fear his masses, speeches and prayers could be super spreader events. Iraqi and Vatican officials stress Pope Francis and his entourage have been vaccinated, but the throngs of people
Pope calls for end to violence on historic Iraq visit
"Event is underway in the Middle East. Pope Francis is now on the ground in Baghdad, making his historic first visit to Iraq, Michael Castor reports. Francis is the first pope to visit the Middle Eastern nation, often called the cradle of civilization is he set off a little known Shiite militia group, The Guardians of blood Brigade declared a unilateral temporary ceasefire stay in effect during the pope's four day visit. He's scheduled to meet with the president of Iraq, as well as Kurdish authorities and the Grand Ayatollah Ali al Sistani. Is the highest authority of Shiite Muslims in Iraq.
Pope Francis arrives in Baghdad amid tight security
"To the Muslim majority Nations. Cardinal Blaze superstar of the arch, the archbishop of Chicago, says the pope's trip comes amid growing violence in the city. I don't think you should naive about the risk, but he is placing is trust in and God that this effort can bring about some good The pope will be visiting the home of the leader of Iraq's Shia Muslims and meeting with Iraq's president and prime minister. An employee with the village of Maywood is
Pope Francis arrives in Baghdad to begin historic first Papal trip to Iraq
"Acquired greeting Pope Francis as he entered the church in Baghdad this morning to me. With Iraqi religious leaders. He's the first pontiff ever to visit Iraq, and he visits the Muslim majority country in the wake of recent militant attacks and the ongoing pandemic. The pope's trip will last for four days. Here with
Pope Francis preaches religious tolerance in Iraq
"A warm welcome when he was greeted at Baghdad International Airport Today. The pope is on a visit to rally the country's dwindling Christian community after decades of war. His landmark visit has been months in the making and is the first papal visit to Iraq. He brings a message of peace and coexistence. The pope is due to deliver speeches and celebrate Mass in Baghdad's churches, The New
Pope Francis Arrives In Baghdad Amid Tight Security | TODAY - TODAY
"Today. Well despite concerns over security and the pandemic, Pope Francis landed in Baghdad earlier this morning. Pope Francis says he's traveling to Iraq as a penitence, Pilgrim. To implore forgiveness and reconciliation After years of war and terrorism. Only the where ready to release the pope begins a four day visit today. It's the first ever papal trip to Iraq. But the journey in the midst of a pandemic has been criticized by some experts is posing a health risk if large crowds gather. It also comes two days after a rocket attack on an air base in Iraq. Hosting
Trump appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot
"Of the Trump administration in connection with the January 6th capital riot, federal prosecutors say Federico Klein, appointed as a special assistant in the State Department assaulted federal law enforcement officers say you had a top secret clearance to did not resign his government position until January 19th in Baghdad.
Iraqis gather ahead of Pope's arrival
"Iraqis are gathering ahead of the arrival of pope Francis men women and children have gotten inside the church of the virgin Mary in Baghdad well the first papal visit to the war weary country the visit has raised alarm among public health experts who feel large crowds would inevitably gather to see the pope Iraq is confronting a worsening a corona virus outbreak driven by a more infectious strain than first appeared in Britain I'm Charles Taylor that's my
U.S. contractor dies in rocket attack at Iraq base
"Military base in western Iraq Wednesday, Total of 10 rockets were fired at Al Asad Air Base 120 miles west of Baghdad. Al Assad is a sprawling air base. But a U. S official said. The Rockets all appeared to be targeted at the part of the base used by Americans. A U. S civilian contractor died of an apparent heart attack during the rocket attack. You should lower your head phone volume, according to a study conducted
Pope's risky Iraq trip aims to boost Christians
"Iraq is preparing for a first ever papal visit at the end of the week. Despite security and pandemic concerns pope francis will arrive on friday and stay for four days. He called the trip important for encouraging the country's christian communities among the oldest in the world. Louis raphael sako heads. The chaldean catholic church christians who encouraged to positive to stay here and also to build the trust with their neighbors. The pope will visit several major cities including baghdad erbil and mosul officials in the nivea planes a working to find an air venue for him to hold mass because the area does not have a cathedral or stadium large enough. Many of the country's churches remain in ruins after isis attacks. That's this week's wall tour. I'm when ezio he carry in abuja. Nigeria
The inside story of the Iranian attack on Al Asad Airbase
"General Frank Mackenzie, commander of US forces in the Middle East, monitored the attack from his headquarters in Tampa, Florida. Walking into this small room off his main operation Center, where he could talk directly to the only two people above him in the chain of command. They bring in secretary defense and a little bit later they brought in the president to this conversation. We're listening to the reports of the missiles flying. You ever been on one like this? I've never been on one like this, where real missiles being fired at our forces and where I thought the risks were so high Iranian attack on al Assad was in retaliation for a stunning US operation. President Trump ordered six nights earlier, a drone strike, which killed Iran's most powerful general Qassim Suleimani. The blood of many Americans is on the hands of the same salamoni. He was this close to an indispensable man as you could find inside Iran, where he went violin. And death followed during the American occupation of Iraq. Sulamani had orchestrated attacks which killed more than 600. U. S troops and, according to Mackenzie, He was planning to do it again. We saw intelligence reports where the same cell Amani was moving various attacks, dreams forward against our forces in Iraq against our embassy and against other bases there. With the imminent perhaps an hour's, perhaps in days, probably not weeks. Until then, the USAID shied away from going after Sulamani for fear, killing such a high ranking government official. Would only provoke Mauritanian attacks. I never take killing anyone is a zone easy decision, but I think the risk of not acting in this case Outweigh the risks of acting So yes, I was good with the decision on January 3rd of last year on airport security camera recorded. Sulamani is arrival in Baghdad on a commercial flight from Damascus. Kensi was watching from a different angle. You have the drones overhead. Do you see him Healthy? Yes, yes. As soon Money's entourage pulled away from the plane. McKenzie gave the kill order to the commander controlling the drones. And then I said, Take your shot when you got it. Missile slammed into both vehicles simultaneously. There's no backslapping. There's no cheering because now I have to prepare to deal with the consequences. The action, General Mackenzie was sure Iran would retaliate, but he didn't know how and neither for awhile. Did the Iranians. I believe they went into a period of this organization because they had lost the officer. Who really spoke up and shaped everything up and told them what they were gonna do. So he's kind of ominous silence. It was a very ominous silence. And what was the first sign that Iran might really be thinking of her? Ballistic missile attack, they began to move their ballistic missiles. The attack was just hours away. When major Alan Johnson got the word. Iran's most powerful weapons were aiming for al Assad. My intelligence officer pulled me aside and Basically said, Sir, I've got some bad news for you. What's up? We have information that Iran is fueling 27 medium range ballistic missiles in their intention is the level this base And we may not survive. This was a completely different threat. Lieutenant Colonel Jim Garland commanded an army battalion at Al Asad. Sprawling air base about 120 miles west of Baghdad, where the U. S operated scores of helicopters, drones and other aircraft. Did the base have any defense against ballistic missiles now, sir? It was such a unprecedented threat. I don't think it was ever calculated. S o the capability to, uh, prevent a ballistic missile attack. It wasn't there. Did you have a plan for what to do? Way came up with the plan. The only real defense against ballistic missile attack is to get out of harm's way.
Biden orders airstrikes in Syria, retaliating against Iranian-backed militias
"For the first time since he was inaugurated president. Joe biden tonight has ordered. Us military strike the pentagon says. The president ordered airstrikes in syria around six. Pm eastern time this evening. This is the statement that we got announcing the start from pentagon. Press secretary. John kirby he said quote at president biden's direction. Us military forces earlier this evening conducted air strikes against infrastructure utilized by iranian-backed militant groups in eastern syria. These strikes were authorized in response to recent attacks against american and coalition personnel in iraq and to ongoing threats to those personnel specifically. The strikes destroyed multiple facilities located at a border control. Point used by a number of iranian-backed militant groups this proportionate response was conducted together with diplomatic measures including consultation with coalition partners. More on that in a moment The operation sends an unambiguous message. Statement continues president biden will act to protect american coalition personnel quote. At the same time we have acted any deliberate manner that aims to de-escalate the overall situation in both eastern syria and iraq. like that statement tonight from pentagon. Press secretary john kirby announcing these us airstrikes eastern syria now in terms of what these air strikes were in response to this month in iraq. There have been three rocket attacks publicly reported in the space of a week the most recent one targeted the us embassy in baghdad. That was three days ago to rockets fired in that attack fell inside the green zone that heavily fortified area around the baghdad embassy there were no injuries From those two rockets on saturday it was four rockets that had hidden air base north of baghdad. That injured one person but last monday it was a more. A more consequential attacked. It was a dozen rockets last monday. That struck the usually peaceful northern iraqi city of bill that killed that attack killed one american civilian contractor and wounded nine other people including several americans at the air bill airport now it has been widely assumed that it was iranian backed militias that were behind these rocket attacks. Iran has denied any direct responsibility but the attacks have been seen in in many quarters as a way of sort of testing. The waters with the new administration should also be noted. That president biden took office just days after the one year anniversary of the us killing. Iran's top revolutionary guard general and a missile strike. Something iran has promised to take retaliation for the other context. That's important here. Of course that the biden administration just a week ago announced that they're ready to hold talks with iran on possibly reentering the nuclear deal that was designed to keep iran from becoming a nuclear power. That was the deal that president obama entered into with iran. That president trump pulled out of as we've been reporting the story trying to understand the scale of these airstrikes night. We have just gotten some tape from the brand new defense secretary. lloyd austin. He spoke with reporters on a flight back to washington. He had been visiting. Us military facilities on the west coast. This was on board the plane back on route to the. Us's coast a target that we would after we know what we get and and we're confident that that target was being used the same shia militia that That conducted the strikes. You're very deliberate about our approach as you would expect this to be You're allowed to it. Occurs the iraqis to investigate develop intelligence and very helpful to us and refining target. You i was season was my recommendation We said a number of times. We will respond At you know on our time line and once again we wanted to be sure that the connectivity and wanted to be sure that can't the right dr sites it was today. Yes issue one defense secretary. Lloyd austin that's tonight we just got in that tape moments ago. Speaking about the first military operation of the biden administration. these airstrikes on iranian backed militias in syria. The administration says they are response to rocket attacks that targeted u s and coalition forces in iraq. You just heard Defense secretary austin there say that it was president who authorized these strikes And he did so this morning per the defense secretary's read out to reporters tonight joining us now. For more is nbc's chief foreign correspondent. Richard engel richard. I didn't expect to have you back on the show so soon after talking with you last night on a totally different matter Joining us on short notice tonight to help us help us through this. Not not a problem. And i was speaking short while ago with a senior. Us official with direct knowledge of this This was a a message to iran and iranian backed militias. According to this official. And the message was that the united states will no longer tolerate harassment will no longer tolerate attacks rocket attacks missiles attacks and particular the attack on your bill of earlier this month was seen as something of a watershed moment so this was a a message. That times have changed that. Even though the president biden wants to negotiate with iran this administration does not want to be bullied does not want to be pushed around is not going to accept the Increased military action that put us personnel and allies at risk. So this was. This was a strong message. It was described to me as the The carrot the stick in the carrot and stick of diplomacy and deterrence that the. Us is offering the carrot. They wanna get back to talks but they also are using the stick for the for the first time today and sending this message. The target that was hit was described as a series of buildings that were used to supply and support these different militia groups. A kind of a border crossing area on the border between syria and iraq. the militias. That operate in this in this area do often cross the border. The fact that the strike took place in syria is also significant. It take some of the pressure off of the government of baghdad. So this was a a very carefully chosen target. It was a calibrated response. Trying to hit specifically the militia that had been targeting the us forces and allied forces and also to send a clear message to iran. That times have changed now. The official said this is also a message to iran and the militias. That things are different than they were. Under the trump administration under president trump and by way. We almost went to war with iran in a very similar circumstance. That that we're in right now. About a year
Recent drone attack on Saudi royal palace launched from Iraq
"See the Iran backed militia official in Baghdad and a U. S. official say explosive laden drones that's targeted at Saudi Arabia's royal palace last month we launched from inside Iraq speaking to the AP this week the militia official said three drones were launched from Iraqi Saudi border areas by a relatively unknown Iran backed faction in Iraq the crash into the royal palace in Riyadh causing significant damage on exacerbating regional tensions the comments by the senior Iraqi militia official marked the first time and Iran backed group has it millage the rock was the origin of the attack it points to the challenge Baghdad faces in stemming attacks by Iranian backed militia factions in Iraq I'm Charles Taylor this month
Magnets, The Hidden Objects Powering Your Life
"Okay jeff brumfield. Where does our journey into the world of magnetism begin. It begins with a call to carlos. And a guy named tim murphy. They both work at the national high magnetic field laboratory in tallahassee florida. Normally you know. I do research and i learn about things but this time i just i just brought some bar magnets thought i would let you. That's all we do here so they just you know they're bigger and they give us money for it so expensive too. Yeah and they're painted. We paint them. They're so ready for this interview. They were born ready for this interview. These folks work with magnets all day long. Carlos heads the k. Twelve education programs for the lab. Tim is a physicist there. And like carlos was saying earlier they really feel like magnets need respect. I guarantee you that whatever direction you're looking right now unless you're in the wilderness. Right now there's probably a magnet in your line of sight and you just don't know it well and if you're you're in the wilderness you're standing on the biggest magnet that we have which is the earth the earth is a giant magnet with a pole and the south pole and where that magnetism comes from kind of complicated so for today. We're just going to stick to smaller baghdad's like the ones we use in our daily lives. Jeff i'll be honest. I don't really know what makes a magnetic field magnetic field. So how would you describe that which is kind of fascinating. Because you've turned yourself. Into the shortwave fisk there's gaps in my knowledge the only god what is a magnetic field exactly well so magnetic fields like i just said you know based on the field. Actually they're often said to north and the south pole and right opposite poles attract and light poles repel. So magnets can pull each other together. Push each other part in actually magnetism itself is half of fundamental force a called electromagnetism which also includes electric fields. But what i think is really fascinating is aside from gravity. Magnets are really the only fundamental force that we can just experience an encounter on a regular basis right and we can kind of see this magnetism action when we're playing around with magnets and they stick to certain metals right. Yeah yeah i mean the whole metal magnet thing is kinda complicated carlos. Tell you that everybody comes up. I see on. Tv shows all the time even the education tv shows. They say magnets metal. And i'm like no you got it wrong again. There's only three medals of her naturally magnetic iron nickel and cobalt. And what carlos means there is that there are only three medals that be permanent magnets that hold their magnetism forever and never other metals can stick to magnets but then there are a lot of medals. They can't so we just moved to. A new house has a stainless steel fridge. And guess what like all our fridge. Magnets don't work on this fridge anymore. so what makes them materials magnetic and others not so much well it actually all has to do with electrons. Oh our friends the electrons. Of course these are. The negatively charged particles in adams and when they flow they create electricity. That's right and whenever electrons move in in particular when they spin around something they generate a magnetic field as well as an electric field so magnetic fields have to do with spinning electrons exactly so the electrons are spinning around the atom and that makes like a little magnetic field but then in a permanent magnet. What happens is all. The atoms are facing the same direction. Imagine all these atoms lined up in a row and they kinda wanna do what their next neighbor is doing. So if their neighbor is pointed up right there magnetic moment is up than the one next to him says. Hey up is the the direction so they go up as well. So now you end up with a macroscopic magnetic field because all of these atoms are kind of lined up with their magnetic moments so all of these atoms facing the same direction is what creates one. Big magnet exactly. That's how permanent magnets work like the magnet. Cystic to your fridge. All the atoms in that baghdad are lined up in the same way and they make this big magnetic field that polls the magnet against your fridge and keeps it there. But then there's another kind of magnet and tim the guy you just heard there he actually works with this one. It's called an electromagnet for electro magnets. We actually don't care about the spin of the electron what we care about is the
Airliner Hit By MANPAD!
"So i wanna tell you about an airliner a airbus. A three hundred guinea hit by a man pad. So you're wondering probably wondering what is a man pad that is a man portable air defense system. mp a day that's Looks like a bazooka. It's a shoulder. Mounted sam surface to air missile. And it can be carried by antibody. Because it's not very heavy and has a three pound warhead now. Three pound warhead. Doesn't sound like he'll do a lot of damage what it can knock a big airplane out of the sky now when i was in vietnam We were called. Destroy la back. Then the sa seven and it's picked up the name grail also but in russia they still call it destroy. It's a russian Device and back then. It was heat-seeking only work only hit your airplane from behind what we were would home in a basically on a heat source which typically is the exhaust but now they have a new version of the strella which can home in on an airplane from the front. Also so here. Is this eighty three hundred Taking off from iraq going there. They're headed toward took out from baghdad. Headed toward bahrain and a three man crew of was seen firing one of these mad pads and it struck the airplane. There's a picture in our our in our Web page of what. It looked like after that airplane got struck it was struck in the left wing and fortunately it was right after takeoff so the left wing fuel tank was full so there was no fuel air vapor in the tank because if they've been vapor that would have been highly explosive but it was bernie and The missile in addition to punch a big hole in the wing took out the hydraulic system. So now the the crew is flying this airplane with no flight controls. They're doing like what united airlines flight to thirty two did. They're using differential thrust to manage the the the altitude the heading the airspeed. They're using that to fly around and try to come back and land back at back at baghdad and it took about ten minutes for them to get back around now. The flight engineer on this flight was doing a magnificent job because if the left if the source of fuel to the left engine had run dry. They wouldn't have been able to control the airplane anymore. They needed all of their engines for differential thrust. They needed both engines to be able to to operate so that they could maintain directional control. So he's constantly monitoring the state of fuel in the left wing when the state of fuel is leaking out dramatically. And he's using crush meeting to get fuel back to the other engines so that they could continue to power both engines so they brought it in. They made a landing. They didn't incredible job made landing. They were not able to control the airplane. What's it was on the ground than it went for. Like a thousand feet off the runway. But but no one was injured. The airplane was substantially damaged and it eventually was scrapped. So why do i bring this up. Well man pads are available everywhere They ever virtually every country where there's any violence you will find that. There are men pads. If you look on on wikipedia you'll see a list of countries where there is is documented documented. Proof that they have man pads somewhere there and all it takes is one person who's been very briefly trained in how to use it. You turn it on. Turn the machine on and you're aiming at an airplane and squeeze the trigger. That's basically it and so you could be. You could be at risk especially when you fly. Overseas special show fly to third world countries. You could be at risk of a man pad anywhere you fly. So that's something to think about a three pound warhead. Doesn't sound like much but it can do serious damage in its knocked airplanes. Who even back. When i was flying at four as there was a foreign. My squadron got out of this guy by by estrella
U.S. Airstrike Kills Top ISIS Leader in Iraq
"Top isis leader is killed by an airstrike in iraq. A spokesman for the us led coalition says the head of isis in iraq. Obvious here was killed in an airstrike near kucuk thursday. Ten other isis fighters were also killed issued. Death is another significant blow to isis which has struggle to mount a comeback since its calvi was destroyed last week a suicide bombing in a crowded marketplace in baghdad kill dozens isis claimed responsibility for the attack.
"baghdad" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Baghdad marches today, marking a year since the U. S drone strike in the city that killed Iran's top general, You're listening to ABC now here's what's happening around the state on Sacramento's news 93.1 kfbk. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has been tweeting every 10 minutes to highlight the frequency of coronavirus deaths in the area. Throughout New Year's Eve officials were tweeting a different example of a local resident who has died from the virus every 10 minutes. Actor turned evangelist Kirk Cameron is again drawing the ire of public health officials after hosting another large massless gathering. This time it was a New Year's Eve event on the Beach of Point Mugu in Malibu in the social media post, Cameron encouraged hundreds of people to join him to sing and pray for the country by candlelight. A new report says women working in the film industry increased of it in 2020. The celluloid ceiling says the percentage of women working in the top 100 films bumped up from 20% in 19 2021% this past year. I'm royal belong Sacramento traffic checking KFBK traffic in the Sierra 80 westbound at the California and Nevada state line. The roadway is reduced to one lane. You have the ditch Slope stabilization project taking place. You also have long term closures of the fair it on and off ramps throughout the construction. This is a long term project. It's not set to complete until late summer of this year, so expect there to be delays for awhile. Meanwhile, Highway 89 is shut down from 3 95 to 4 at Monitor Pass because of the snow and highway four. Shut down from route 207 to Highway 89 at Evitts Pass all them Jacob News 93.1 kfbk. Now. Sacramento weather How do you start this morning with lows in the mid.
"baghdad" Discussed on Raven 23: Presumption of Guilt
"Mike the Iraqis working everyone in the Obama Administration and even in Congress to get this accomplished in a cable dated January Eighth Ford said Ambassador Christopher Hill explained to attorney general holder. The problems that judge or Venus decision was causing Iraq Hill said he assured Prime Minister Malecki that the US government took Iraqi feelings very seriously and would continue to take an active interest in the case on January eleventh the Iraqi Vice. President, brought up the case in a meeting with senators, Joseph Lieberman, John Barrosso, and John Thune. He again stressed the importance of an appeal and again mentioned that a blackwater employee had killed his bodyguard for its cables. One that the Iraqis were looking for political cover and believed that judge. Urbina. Decision would inevitably harm. US Iraqi relations. But as we learned, it was a lot more complicated than needing to look tough against the American occupiers for your constituents. Gina. During our research, I read a fascinating book by Emma skied. She's a WHO, loudly protested the war. She was right there marching up in front and London. But she eventually went on to play a key role in the American war effort. She served as a key advisor to general break, Odierno, and the Coalition Provisional Authority. Skyros of the relationship between the two countries was about to come undone any way, and for reasons that had nothing to do with Raven to three. Here's the guy giving a lecture at Yale University in two, thousand and fifteen. In during the surge, the level of violence Iraq decreased dramatically. And, we Iraqis for the country's on the right track is going to go in the right direction. In twenty ten, the national elections were held. High Participation. On the results were very, very close, very, very close contested results. Unfortunately the US didn't. The rights of the winning block to have I, go trying to form the government as instead the government insists instead the US government insisted on keeping the incumbent Noel Malachy in power, and why did they do that? Do you think? I think because it had paid the easiest. Obama had campaigned to end the Iraq war. Seemed easier to keep the incumbent, rather than trying to help a new government be formed with a new leader unfortunately malachy then went on to follow very sectarian policies. Alienated the Sunni population, there were widespread protests and the Islamic state loosed power. Keep in mind Emma Sky saying here. It's outrageous. The US government suppressed the will of the Iraqi people. To keep. Malecki. In power two, thousand ten. Just because it was the easiest option to keep our troops and security contractors from getting kicked out of Iraq. We did a deal with the devil. Granted. It was the devil that we knew, but the price was the lives and freedom of for American veterans. So. Who was Malecki and why one American Selena Iraq. So badly if we were supporting his regime. And why are we bending over backwards? To satisfy him. Let's take that first question. President George W, Bush had to overlook quite a track record of anti-americanism when he chose Nouri Al Malecki to lead post occupation Iraq, Malecki, had spent the previous three decades in exile in Iran and Syria Malecki lead the Islamic Dowa parties, covert operations mainly against Saddam? Hussein's government those activities included attacks directed by his Iranian government sponsors and they included the bombings of the US and French embassies in Kuwait in one, thousand, nine, hundred, three. NFL Qambar was the head of the Iraq National Congress. That's the main opposition to Saddam Hussein. In Washington DC. He served as a member of Paul, Bremmer Governing Council in Iraq and as the deputy military attache in Washington in the post Saddam. Iraqi. Government entity was the spokesman for the Deputy Prime Minister and Advisor for National Security. Issues. For the deputy head of the Iraq parliament. So what I'm saying here is and defied has a deep knowledge of this puzzling decision. Here he explains how Bush an ambassador Zalmay, Khalilzad put Malecki and power, and why Obama and Biden kept him there. was appointed by the US embassy. Baghdad. He was He didn't know he was going to be a prime minister. They call them at night and he called him. Come in. And they're not stable. They told him you making the prime. minister. He's Sporting. And, this guy is responsible for blowing up knockin the embattled in nineteen eighty two. Sixty five people and. This is the same I i. just this is important. visit the same person that Joe by. Flu To Iraq after he lost a democratic election and then demanded that he today in there and knock respect the votes of the people of Iraq. The Democratic votes. And By decided with him. Bill? Clinton. And Obama did. Very. Dangerous. When, why didn't Alabama what's Obama? Did he continue? On the alliance. that. Left him with. Between Daiwa and United States. What Bush was any of that Indian and he was kind of not open. The door wide open for them. The only difference. Obama. Open the door white for them. Because Obama, he does that they and would be difficult for the public. Because he was done you. American diplomatic and military advisers warned Biden not toback Malecki because of his close ties with Iran. But he ignored them. In fact, he boasted to die his deep understanding of the Iraqi people in the centuries of conflict in the middle. East. Needless to say Skye was a bit underwhelmed and unimpressed. With Joe. Biden, she saw his view rather simplistic. But the question remains. Why Would Malik run our troops and contractors out of Iraq? If we were protecting his regime, the best answer and the one we found most often. was articulated by Ali Canary who advised five US ambassador's was the longest serving American in Iraq. He was one of the advisers who begged. To replace Malecki with a leader who wasn't so anti Suny. And so cozy with. Iran. Here's what could you re wrote about the situation in the Washington Post in two thousand fourteen, our debates matter little however because the most powerful man in Iraq and the.
"baghdad" Discussed on Z104
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"baghdad" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"So is there from the streets of Baghdad what's particularly interesting is the perspective of the country's young generation generations at those born in the late nineties and early two thousands who make up a fair chunk of the crowd out on the streets typically there a group that has experienced a huge amount of upheaval during their upbringing the two thousand and three Iraq war and often office meant that they have lived through multiple phases of violence high youth unemployment and widespread corruption what I do know a former BBC Baghdad correspondent is someone familiar with young Iraqis grievances he's been covering the protests in Baghdad and speaking of young people that to try and build a clear picture and joins me now I'm aware that about some of these young people entering the kinds of things they've been saying to you I think the key thing to remember about this generation of people who are out on the streets protesting is that they're not tied down by the divisions and grievances of the pasta made most of those around on the streets and that tens of thousands of at the peak of these protests I mean not just Baghdad but many of the cities around the country take in the south and they they were either not born at the time of the US invasion all they were just toddlers and so all of the kind of the the the the the the the fighting the battles that have gone on since their two thousand three invasion don't mean anything to them and people I was talking to a sable they've lost about Saddam Hussein I don't care about Saddam Hussein I don't care what my parents told about Saddam Hussein because he's no longer relevant and and they they have simply had enough with the the the the new order that is taken to this taken hold but is in power as a result of the US invasion of bots having said that just like many other parts of the world to corona viruses now having its effect that and I think increasingly it's looking like these protests are going to subside because of the threat of the virus which is the rising cases in Iraq in the short term one imagines that will be the case but in the longer term I mean some of the the issues that they also exercised about I'm not gonna go away I'm certainly not in the trunks are very possibly they can get worse because the the the rocky government relies overwhelmingly on oil for its for its revenues and of course if one knows the fuel prices plummeted dramatically in the last week or so they said that he's going to be have a knock on effect in terms of making all these problems worse unemployment it'll also probably make the government's that that the protest is a trying to replace its going to make them actually to get even more and so I mean this has been an astonishingly violent protests I mean that's the thing that's it that's it they've been going since October now Mr around six hundred people have been killed instilled expects stuck it out because that because the government has been so determined not to not to get in but you know now the stakes are even higher and you could see even more violence and even more deterioration in Iraq and what about Sunni versus Shia the country's often seen within those parameters perhaps more by people outside than inside what are these young people say on that subject we see that that that's another sign that you've got this sort of the the contrast between the generations because when I was that recently talking to protesters are they on this is a cross sectarian protester hello adult of the time because the people who were there not worrying about whether you will see whether the people around them a Sunni or Shia that is that parents that their parents divisions that's the way they see it bots of course it is still the sheer leads governments in in Baghdad that is in controlling the scene seeing things to some extent through that person because the sheer with a major I feel we have lost Andrew at that point but I think you've had a affair flavor from him of those protests in Baghdad and the views of the young people that he's been speaking to in Iraq in the last few months nearly twenty four minutes past the hour let's turn our attention to the world of sports coronavirus again this the spread of aids led to the cancellation of almost all of the big sporting events due to take place this weekend Alastair Ross with me let's start there with athletes and athletics meeting in South Africa which did take place Alistair an insight as well into caster Semenya is future yes this was a provincial final in Pretoria west the menu was running and winning the two hundred meters she calls a two time eight hundred meter Olympic champion who's faced having to take testosterone limiting drugs if she wanted to defend her title Tokyo twenty twenty because of a change to world athletics rules she's decided now not to defend her title in Tokyo instead the two hundred meters will become her event of choice the problem is that even though she set a personal best time of twenty three point four nine seconds in that race is almost no point seven seconds outside the Olympic qualification time confident though the finding those crucial tenths of a second this is doable ma'am like I said this thing you know they don't want to be called if you were corneal biomechanics you look on your recovery specialist running you were going the bands which is we only had like three weeks of doing that the time some chopping them and beats the.
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"Next. Start here it's not just Iran. It's giving the president headaches. Hello everybody happy. New Year. Happy New Year. We're GONNA have a great year. I predicted it. Just hurt salt on the. US Embassy was fast-moving required some quick decisions from the Pentagon and from President Trump. But that was not the only headline commanding the president's residents attention over the New Year's holiday. ABC's Cure Phillips was there with the president as he marked the New Year with guests at his mar-a-lago resort actually had kind of red carpet setup. Kiro was right there and Kira. He's also hearing new threats from North Korea right so all of a sudden things on his plate. How is he responding? Well exactly I mean here. He was celebrating grading his big New Year's Eve party right this flashy soiree and mar-a-lago and then he wakes up to a new year an election year with foreign policy issues. It's sort sort of like. Okay here's my New Year. WAKEUP call you mentioned Iran and what happened there in Iraq With the American Embassy will now Kim Jong Hoon is is warning that North Korea could reveal a new strategic weapon. Kim Jong Hoon promising a new strategic weapon threatening shocking action saying his country could end the moratorium on missile and nuclear weapons testing that is basically code for. Hey I'm testing an intercontinental missile. That could theoretically they deliver a nuclear warhead to the US. I have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un. I know he's sending out certain messages about Christmas presents and I hope this Christmas present is a beautiful vase. That's what I'd Light Cabanas. As opposed to something else now look we have been covering the story of North Korea for a really long time and every year There is usually a threat like this that comes to North Korea. But as we hear this Sir I mean we have watched the sort of diplomatic love affair between the President and Kim Jong UN number one sentence denuclearization that was done in Singapore Singapore. And I think he's a man of his word so we're GONNA find out but I think he's a man of his word and obviously with this new threat in the New Year That could impact that relationship Brad. Well obviously you know the president's got those foreign issues he's also got domestic things on his table including you gotta think impeachment and the impeachment trial coming up and I feel like for the last. Few Months Rudy. Giuliani was kind of he who should not be named by the White House since he started so much of this and and yet they're he was right in front of you at the president's winter residence. act to tell you something there. You never know what you're going to get from from Rudy. Giuliani and I will tell you when he does decide to talk to you. It is always extremely colorful so there he was coming into the red carpet. I called him over and I asked him. Hey what do you think about this impeachment trials. The president wants you to testify in the trial. Would you testify in the trial. I would testify. I would Due demonstrations I'd give lectures that. Give some Asians or I do what I do best. I tried the case and then he walks off it really care. It doesn't matter as far as I'm concerned I'd be very happy with the trial because we did nothing wrong and I tried to ask the president about that when he came onto the red carpet but he would only take a few questions. He did talk about Iran. He did talk about impeachment But didn't have a comment about rudy. Giuliani saying hey. He'd love to testify. I can't really imagine Senate Majority Leader Mitch. McConnell actually wanting Giuliani within a fifty mile radius of the Capitol as goes down but there are still questions about whether there will will be witnesses at all. Republican Senators Susan Collins from Maine said they would like witnesses. They've criticized McConnell for coordinating with the White House as they plan all this cure Phillips Silken of the Florida Sunshine see what clouds around the corner. Thanks so much you got it. mm-hmm a lot of new rules went into effect on January first because they were scheduled that way for a long time. Well this past New Year's Eve we learned a new national policy on vaping is set to take effect early in the New Year and this was not part of some longstanding plan. This new enforcement action from the Food and Drug Administration will suddenly ban pretty much every flavored. VAPE POD on the market setting off yet another scramble for this industry to start twenty twenty. ABC Stephanie Ebbs Covers Federal Agencies. She's been on the vaping vaping beat for months now and some Stephanie. These changes were first reported by the Wall Street Journal. How're the expected to work? Well by the president confirmed on New Year's Eve that the administration situation plans to roll out this new policy. It's very different looking than what they originally started talking about. In September when the president and the Secretary of Health and Human Services wanted this strong ban to stop kids from accessing these these vaping in nicotine products. We'll take take it off the flavors for time certain certain flavors We're GONNA protect our families. We're GONNA protect our children and we're going to protect the industry know what they're talking about now can split hairs a little. They're talking about banning flavored vape pods for those jewel like devices that look like a USB but not e liquids that are seen as is more popular among adults in Houston those older vaping devices. There's little canisters with like the jail that you can get into swapping out. Yeah exactly if you've ever seen a vape show show or adults with the kind of more bulky square looking devices that's an e liquid. They're sold in adult only shop so by the administration will likely argue especially with the tobacco age going up later this year. It's not as important to focus on those as those one time use pods that are really popular among teens but essentially every flavor that goes out the door certain ones that stay. It's pretty much every flavor with a big caveat that they are allowing menthol and tobacco oh flavored pods to stay on the market. We want the tobacco flavored. E cigarettes to remain available for adults who may be using e cigarettes to be off of combustible tobacco Baco they would be banning mint which is one of the most popular flavors of course mint and Menthol are very similar. So there's some concern that the most products could be basically basically relabeled and sold as Menthol and it's important to note that the most popular company with the largest market share jewel has already pulled a lot of their sweet flavors members from the market. So it is a big impact of pulling these these flavored products like fruits mango pineapple. But it's kind of unclear how. How big of an impact or how lasting everything safe? They're going to be going very quickly back onto the market so the flavors will come off. They're going to be checked. The president has said had that this will just be temporary as the FDA reviews applications to allow them to be sold again. And so the last time you and I talked about this Stephanie. Speaking of the president he kind of backed off of of a very similar proposal or wider-ranging proposal. I suppose I presume you kind of have to sign off on this his administration. What changed his mind? Oh absolutely so. When they first announced a full ban of every flavored vaping product there was immediate reaction from the pro vaping community? It is are largely adults that acknowledged that nicotine is a big problem but they also say that fourteen year had it using flavor paddock's you know having this as an alternative to traditional cigarettes is better for adults. FDA hasn't definitively ruled on the health impacts yet because these products haven't been around as long as combustible testable cigarettes and one other thing that Brad is at the president reference. A lot of people dying from vaping people have died from this. They died from vaping. We think we understand. Why more than two thousand four hundred people have been hospitalized with vaping related lung injuries according to the CDC today that's presumably a reference to the vaping related illnesses and lung injuries that the Center for Disease Control has been tracking now? US Health officials are describing their latest findings as a breakthrough suggesting vitamin E acetate may be the culprit the CDC says that those injuries and illnesses are primarily attributed to illicit or illegal thc containing they products not nicotine and tobacco. There is an adultery substance in there. That's very hazardous for the lungs. So the change we're talking about. Today is more about addiction and keeping teens off tobacco than reducing the rest of those injuries from illicit products and in fact outside of mar-a-lago yesterday you had signs reading strawberry. Kiwi saved my life and no government. You can't hit hit my jewel though the president's apparent sympathy for the industry that you heard there it's also angered a lot of health groups across the country. Stephanie APPs thank you thanks bad happened here last thing. We talked about some of the strange rules of international diplomacy earlier. Will they do not they get the cover escape story. Emerging this week from Japan. See a little over one year ago. Japanese police arrested one of the most powerful people. In one of the world's biggest industries industry's Carlos Gone has run some of the world's biggest car companies including it's a B- She Renault Michelin North America. He's a huge corporate titan. This time guns Jones been arrested after suspicions by Nissan that some payments to its Oman dealership. Were for personal use by its former chairman. He's also the chairman of Nissan when the Japanese accused him of misusing company funds. I mean isn't the Vol- The charges that have been rothe against me so for the last year after pleading not guilty. He's been out on bail but stuck in Japan under round the clock. Surveillance can't go anywhere and yet somehow he got out after a pound jumping bail. He said I have not fled the justice. I have escaped injustice and political persecution according to reports. Here's how it worked. Guns wife hired a band played a private show for him so so they bring their equipment to his house when they leave gone sneaks in the one of their equipment cases and is carried out as luggage. Luggage makes it past customs. The luggage makes it onto a charter. Jet From there goes from Turkey to Lebanon where I grew up in citizenship now. He's also a citizen of Brazil and France but the thing about Lebanon. It has no extradition treaty with Japan. Meaning for now. At least he's shielded from the courts. Japan which by the way have a ninety nine percent conviction rate Confirm no one is carbon. Same story now. The story I wanted to tell you was about what they're calling tumbleweed again. This I weigh in Washington that was shut down by hundreds and hundreds of tumbleweeds point cars were stopping and then just being buried read with fifteen foot high mountains of tumbleweeds. But can I get a C. It's kind of visual so check out our twitter page this morning at start here. ABC Porn all these stories at ABC News Dot Dot Com or the A._B._C.. News App. I'm Brad Milkey Wagner Twenty twenty tomorrow.
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"Good evening the. US Embassy in Tehran invaded and occupied Iranian students. Americans inside have been taken prisoner. His new and according to a student spokesman will be held as hostages. You might remember the Iranian Revolution back in the day when protesters stormed our embassy in Tehran. Are People were. We're trying to burn documents if they could escape eventually. Iranians got in and took American hostages but over the last forty eight hours. Another crowd gathered around the. US Embassy. See Things got scary a lot of these crowds. They started protesting outside the embassy and managed to get right up close to the building surrounding owning it. This time it back they heard shouting down down. USA just outside the embassy got so serious that president trump authorized the deployment of nearly a thousand troops to defend the place and while Baghdad is the capital of Iraq. This had everything to do with Iran next door. ABC's foreign correspondent. James Longman joins us. Now he spent a Lotta time near that that embassy and so james how to control. Did this get. I mean absolutely extraordinarily out of control. I mean almost unprecedented absolutely amazing that these these protesters were able to get anywhere close to what is supposed to be one of the most secure embassies in the world if not the most secure the days of rage outside this building ties fund fires lit. US troops having to shoot take asked to disperse these protesters. The crowds are able to climb the smash down the reception area in some pictures console at security personnel. Having to hunker down inside pictures absolutely incredible. They go well beyond the stuff that you normally see. If people burning American flags though we've seen not to and president trump pat to send in something like seven hundred fifty soldiers from the eighty second airborne division which is based in Fort Bragg. Now it's on top of more than one hundred marines that when flown in to bolster the marines are already there so this has gotten wildly out of control. We think things die down for the moment but certainly totally unprecedented. And so James you say how did this start. How did this get so big so quick? Yes so on Friday. We gotTA rewind slightly to Friday of last week when in the north of Iraq. About thirty rockets rockets were fired at a base in cook where Americans work and one contractor was killed there. The Americans identified. This group is KC has bullets in Iranian backed lacked militia group working in Iraq. A department defense took offensive actions in defense of our personnel and interests in Iraq. And so as a result over the weekend They the Americans deployed F. Fifteens to hit their basis in both Iraq and in Syria strikes were successful volt. Twenty five of their fighters were killed and many more injured and so that group then held funerals in Baghdad For these fighters autism off to the funerals. They came to the embassy to attack the country. They held responsible for the deaths of of their fighters. So all this kind of happened as a result of that first attack last Friday. I don't think anybody thought it was going to get a serious this. Because what we've seemed to have witnessed witnessed is effectively the tacit approval of the Iraqi authorities allowing this group to get so close and it goes to the heart of the issue so entrenched inched is Iran in Iraq's politics that basically the Iraqi security services two to one side the way I'm confused James because when when I think about Iraq and Iran traditionally those two sides do not get along we were bombing what we thought were Iranian sponsored terror groups why would Iraqis be protesting protesting with Iran against the US in Baghdad. Well you've got to think of it. Less as Iraq versus Iran and more as Sunni versus Shia Shia when Saddam Hussein a Sunni was removed. It basically empowered. The Shia who found allies in the massive shear power is Iran right next door and basically ever the since his removal the Iranians have entrenched themselves in every Paul toll of Iraqi politics. Most of the Iraqi cabinet has has links to Iran the military leadership for months Iran and Israel. They've been fighting something of a shadow war inside Syria but Israel says this is the first time Iran which has sent thousands of troops to Syria to prop up the regime of Bashar. al-Assad has directly attacked across that border. This is a country Iran which works to weaken the the power structures of its neighbors in order to gain power there. It's not just in Iraq. So that is what this is about. And so when you look at the Iran on strength in the Middle East then you've only got to think that hostilities are only going to get worse as this New Year progresses. So what we're supposed to be these targeted tit. For TAT attacks attacks on Iranian sponsored terror groups now becomes a firestorm literal firestorm in the center of Baghdad on American turf. James Longman thank you thanks. James brought up the stakes there. I want to dive deeper into that with Colonel Steven Gerrard formerly of the Marine Corps and of the State Department now he's ABC News contributor attributed and so colonel gathered. I've seen the movie argo. Are we in a place where embassy in Baghdad is now just going to be the site of Iranian based protest test in Iranian beast attacks obviously the. US quickly quickly gets concerned about another Tehran. Or another Benghazi. Good Morning I'm George Stephanopoulos and we were coming on the here because we have just learned that the US ambassador to Libya has been killed. It happened overnight when angry militants stormed the US consulate in Benghazi Libya. They fired shots at the building on fire. But this is quite different. This is in Iraq. Iraq is Is a country that needs the US to be there. does not WANNA have the US lead Does not want to be seen as has being the puppet of Tehran so if they had allowed the Iranian backed protesters into the US embassy. That would have been Even bigger political problem vested political problem. I think it all comes back to the point here. Brad is this is all about domestic Iraqi politics and it really isn't about the US. Iran attempting to deflect all the anger occur within the Iraqi people towards the US and away from Iran security forces. Police and the army have been firing live rounds at protested protesters' as volleys of tegas protests. All around Iraq now and these have not been about the. US has been about the Iraqi government and when people showed up to protest that they shot. Right I mean we've seen hundreds of people now killed. According to reports because these protests we did not see that kind of reaction from the Iraqi police these last few days I mean why why. Why the devil? Yeah it's actually it's actually It's almost humorous if you look at the way that the Iraqi police stepped aside and allowed the Iraqi protesters to come in towards the compound. This was fully coordinated with the government. The government In Iraq had to do something thing to appease their masters in Tehran appease the protesters two peas those on the political side. They need so. This was all quite carefully staged and they gave limits. This is why you didn't you see any of the Iraqis tried to go into the compound itself This this was this was staged as a Hollywood set. And so the idea of letting civilians blow off steam also not getting too entangled with Iran and meanwhile president trump saying. It'd be bad free Ron to mess with us. We'll see what happens next even gang. Your thank you. Thanks.
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"Outside of our embassy in Baghdad this is orchestrated by the Iranian regime these are the kinds of tactics that they use forty years ago they stormed our embassy and then here we are forty years later and they're directing these terrorist groups to then attack our embassy so the president took very decisive action and put in place the necessary forced protections and for our people our diplomats and our and our embassy it was the right thing to do and today the situation is much better how concerned are you about the relationship between Iraq Iran in this situation well the we've seen recent protests in Iraq against the Iranian domination in Baghdad so we have seen thousands of of Iraqis rise up against money in domination Iran has been running an expansionist foreign policy for some time president trump is standing up to that and the regime is not used to being told no but for the last three years we put in place the kind of sanctions and other deterrent measures that have weaken the regime and we can that's proxies so the regime does not enjoy the support of the Iraqi people you had a handful of terrorists who were at our embassy yesterday but that does not represent the views of the Iraqi people who want Iran out now while hook was diplomatic about Iraq's responsibility GOP congressman mark green told fox news he thinks it's a bad idea to pull troops out of the Middle East right now because Iraq has not stepped up to the plate I think it's proof that this president you know who uses a very proportional measured response when he's confronted with these kinds of situations if you look at the drone attack when they shot down our drone he essentially refused to do a Connecticut strike been and and used a basically a computer virus to destroy their their missile launchers and then they attack us we had eleven rocket attacks against American forces inside Iraq in the in the region and we responded with five attacks on their campus now they're escalating it even more and and has been said many times this is organized by the I. R. G. C. supported Hezbollah militia there were uniforms in the crowd yesterday from the images that I saw flags of those units this is an orchestrated terrorist event and you know the president is right he's not going to allow another big guys especially not now I mean it would clearly be interpreted by Iran as appeasement as running away just as we did you know after small yeah I mention small yet but you know Bill Clinton basically pulled all our forces out as soon as we got a black eye and that empowered bin laden to say these Americans will stick and fight so we cannot do that especially now we've got to stay what we need is Iraq to step up and be the allies that we certainly treated them you know they were invaded by ISIS and we came back and basically liberated them from ISIS so they need to do their job to protect our forces in our assets in our embassy now hundreds of militiamen and supporters attacked the embassy on Tuesday protecting our pro testing I should say airstrikes against an Iranian backed militia that killed twenty five fighters the U. S. says that Malaysia is responsible for a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base that killed a US contractor here at home the market will start the new year with new highs when trading resumes but can the bowl run continue well into twenty twenty well White House adviser Peter Navarro says he sees a continued expansion despite record deficits and an inability to rein in spending well well pet lectures do have consequences Joe and and when we did negotiate that appropriations bill we had to deal with the democratic house and that led to a lot more spending that we otherwise war they had but you know I think I think twenty twenty here's here's the difference between by Donald J. trump and maybe the old roaring twenties what what trump is designed to turn the Republican Party into the party of the working class what he's brought about is a structural revolution that continues in terms of restructuring our economy going back to the future manufacturing we have a strong defense industrial base we have a trade policy based on America's first and not having the U. S. treated as a piggy bank yeah we got a half a trillion dollars a trade deficit to get down we do that that's going to be a growth machine so structure way we're gonna be sound through through the twenties and a again it's it's all good and it's it's a strategy Joe that dates back and not just to that day after the election you and I sat together and make that prediction but throughout the campaign this economy stems from the DNA of the trump campaign it goes back to the seven jobs plan promises in June of twenty sixteen and those four points in the economic compass the S. and P. five hundred finishing in the year up twenty nine percent that was the best showing since twenty thirteen the Dow at a twenty two percent and the nasdaq advanced thirty five percent of people judges camps as he raised more than twenty four point seven million in the last three months he now has a staff of five hundred people nationwide is campaign said Wednesday raised seventy six million since he launched his bid including more than two million contributions from over seven hundred thirty three thousand people that potentially places the south bend mayor above many of his democratic rivals including Joe Biden it does not put him above Bernie Sanders more on that in a moment now former Hillary Clinton adviser Philippe Reines told MSNBC although Biden's poll numbers remain strong Biden has a cash flow.
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"Hongkongers and protesters and I joked joked about it with a friend a couple of days ago because he was like. It's Christmas and I was like. Yeah it's tear-gas Smith. They do really worry about mental health consequences of this when it's such an everyday reality for you and career for your friends and your family's safety and I think that's the hardest thing to come across sometimes like how deeply personal is for every one of us here but but at the same time. I'm also really worried that it's going to end. Because our past history has shown that when our protest movement of ended nothing much happens afterwards words and the political situation always gets even worse and so I basically fear for all kinds of outcome. I was Hong Kong based author and activist Karen Chung reflecting on a tumultuous year in her city those are Paris opera musicians on strike and performing outside they played music from Sergei. PROKOFIEV's Ballet Romeo and Juliet get their concert on. The steps of the Paris. Opera House was also a show of support for striking French transportation workers who are posing an overhaul to the country's pension system. The transit strike is causing some serious headaches. Tonight.
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"Protesters smashed down a door and set fires. The State Department says the embassy itself was not breached and has not been evacuated. Washington Washington is blaming Iran for the protest. Wait Iran. But we're talking about Iraq. It's all really confusing. Said help explain. I'm joined by the world's Chris Wolf Chris. Who are these protesters well cow pictures? Show and witnesses say that these are mostly men who belong to a pro Iranian militia group called Qatar Hezbollah most not carrying carrying weapons but many all wearing those uniforms of that organization and carrying their flags. This is the same group. Carol that was bombed by the. US Air Force on Sunday and the same group that allegedly attacked the US base near Kirkuk on Friday killing a US contractor so just to recap events wise we had Friday the attack on the US base. which killed an American Eric on Sunday the US retaliates there s strikes and then today we have the assault on the embassy compound so going back to that Friday attack at the US base? Why would this this Iraqi militia group that is loyal to Iran attack a US base We don't know for sure but there have been dozens of similar attacks over the past few months against. US targets in Iraq. Not as big as this. which involved thirty rockets that the? US government says the attacks are being directed by Iran. Iraq's big neighbor to the east Iran's and going broke under the pressure of the global use embargo on oil sales Trump's maximum pressure campaign. And it's been trying to find ways to put pressure back on on the US to relax those sanctions and one of the ways it's using is to have its friends around the Middle East region Goff. US targets Oh so real proxy anything Iran using a militia group in Iraq to go after US interest there too in some roundabout way pressure the US to lift sanctions or to who deal with Iran. Right yes so indirect pressure campaign okay. Another question is why are there even any armed militias roaming around freely in Iraq at this point yeah let alone once controlled by a foreign country like Iran. We have to go back to two thousand fourteen. That's when Isis the Islamic state movement annihilated one third of the the Iraqi army in a single battle so the Baghdad government appealed to the masses of Iraqis to help defend the capital and hundreds of thousands of people formed these ad hoc walk militias and they did play a critical role in the fight against Isis. But these are not just like well armed neighborhood watches. Many were formed by political groups. Many were sponsored armed and trained by Iran so this was tolerated by the US in Baghdad because of the emergency need to to fight Isis but they would never D- mobilized is Georgia's armed so the events this week they show a real anger at the US by Iraqis. What's at the root of that well? Let's be clear. There is no single Iraqi Iraqi point of view rather Iraqis a complex mosaic of regional ethnic religious and political interests. So it's difficult to generalize but historically many dislike the fact act of US conquest and occupation from two thousand and three but the specific complaint. Today is that the. US is attacking bombing this pro-iranian militia. This is is the first time that the. US has taken this direct kind of military action in Iraq against any target other than Isis for almost a decade and many Iraqi see it as an affront to the country's sovereignty and the pride but we must remember that Iraqis are also plenty mad at Iranian influence to the been massive bloody demonstrations in Baghdad throughout throughout most of this year against corruption and Iranian influence. And those have been much bigger than demonstration today at the US embassy. The world's Chris Wolf thanks so much. You're welcome I'm Carol. It's already twenty twenty. In Hong Kong residents welcomed in the New Year with celebrations and with pro democracy protests the city cancelled its main event a fireworks display citing security concerns as the clock near midnight. Demonstrators formed human chains major landmarks around the city. They chanted their agenda agenda.
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"In Baghdad angry Shiite protesters tried to storm the compound video shows the group getting smaller but one report says they set up tents and plan to stay until the Americans leave CBS's Hollywood thousands of protesters moved through the supposedly high security green zone in Baghdad this morning an area guarded by Iraqi security forces and right up to the perimeter of the US embassy compound that we've seen images that show them setting fire to the fence pulling down in busy signs and smashing the glass of a security box that they also set on fire CBS news military analyst Jeff because lives seems clear that the demonstrators were able to make their way into the greens on pretty freely to actually get up to the actual blast walls that surround the physical embassy itself president tweets that Iran is responsible the embassy tweeting that Americans should stay away and review their security CBS news special report I'm Peter Kay WBBM news time eight thirty two there will be no shortage of places to go for new year's eve this evening if only you can get there with the story W. B. B. M.'s Rachel Pearson new year's eve holiday travel could be hindered by road closures and an increase in impaired driving upper Wacker drive in its bridges along the main branch of the Chicago River as well as the river front will be closed off for fireworks displays Illinois state police also report forty percent of roadway fatalities over the new year's eve holiday are alcohol related that's why CTA and Metra are teaming up to offer free rides on buses and trains tonight those who are driving arrest to do so responsibly and check the city's list of closures before hitting the road Rachel Pearson newsradio one of five point nine FM place there are plenty of good reasons to put your gun away tonight police departments across the country are cautioning revelers not to fire guns into the air as they ring in the new year under the heading what goes up must come down officials say it's rare but people do get hit by stray bullets fired in celebration it's illegal in all fifty states and the centers for disease control and prevention actually studied new year's eve gunfire in two thousand three using Porter Rico as its database it found forty three people were hit two deaths were reported and of those injured thirty six percent were struck in the head twenty six percent were shot in the foot I'm Jackie Quinn Chicago police will be keeping a close eye on marijuana dispensaries when they open tomorrow recreational pot it will be a cash only business police say that makes the shops in the customers more vulnerable thieves if you smoke outside a shop police say they won't arrest you but they will remind you that it is illegal to smoke weed in pop culture media news time eight thirty four the Indiana attorney general's asking the US Supreme Court to overturn a ruling concerning abortions miners and parental consent a lower court blocked the twenty seventeen law that would require that a minor get parental consent for an abortion the court ruled the law likely imposed an undue burden on a mature minors ability to obtain an abortion and violation of the Fourteenth Amendment it was up held by the seventh U. S. circuit court of appeals Attorney General Curtis hill says nothing in the U. S. constitution prohibits Indiana from requiring parental notification he says quite simply parents have rights and responsibilities in the care and upbringing of a child my Krauser newsradio one of five point nine FM over the weekend hateful and vulgar graffiti appeared on the outside walls of a suburban elementary school lake Zurich police are now attempting to gather surveillance video from cameras nearby except pain elementary school after swastikas curse words in male genitalia were painted on the building deputy chief David Anderson told the Lake County new son that police are checking with the construction company that is nearby for what they hope will be clear footage showing who did the painting Anderson adds they've had nothing like this in lake Zurich or surrounding areas that was the first incident of its kind a Lake County board member reported that a relative had later driven by the school and that the graffiti have been cleaned off Brandon I said news radio one of five point nine FM the Texas fire arms instructors talking about his response when a gunman opened fire in a church on Sunday Jacque Wilson put him down with one shot Wilson says his conscience is clear I took out some evil and that's where I'm at now again on this way I'm processing it the took out someone it was evil and had evil intent no one else was hurt police say there were about two hundred forty people inside the church at the time and indicted dissociative Rudy Giuliani wants to give phone records and other impeachment related documents to the house intelligence committee left Parnassus aided Giuliani president trump's personal attorney in his efforts to investigate former private vice president Joe Biden and his son hunter Biden federal prosecutors believe harness illegally funneled foreign money to political campaigns in committees including one supporting the president coming up in ninety seconds we'll update trapping the weather's sell the stock markets are doing stay with this WBBM news time eight thirty Hey it's Anthony and dear to Scaramucci here recording or move to the Mrs podcast it's like art therapy my mother's like why you cursing so much Kathy and I are making it work and helping repair the nation's divide as well stop doing this kind of nonsense is like one of those people can get out of their own way president trump and I are cool and we bring that perspective from the White House to middle America we need to restore sanity okay so Mrs mooch doesn't like trump too much the mood and the missus podcasts listen to the new episodes every Tuesday on the radio dot com app music is a look back at the biggest rock headlines of twenty nineteen Brian Johnson rejoined ACDC to work on new material Metallica's James Hetfield entered rehab again would not welcome a new member unofficially called tortilla man on November thirtieth slayer played their final live show after a six year break my chemical romance announce their reunion to release their first new album in thirteen years motley Crue officially came out of retirement and rage against the machine reunited this week in music you got your packet grab your tank I hear something we're going on an adventure in.
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"So my understanding is that after the Six Day War in Israel after sixty seven. Suddenly the situation of the Jews became much more difficult than yeah of course of course after sixty seven. It's it's more difficult because Israel won the war and they tried to revenge from the Jewish Iraqi in Iraq and a lot of people were arrested. Some people were even executed. Yeah Yeah and then what happened to the community in the next Thirty years during the years of seventy the people that try to get out of Iraq in nineteen eighty maybe where Only two hundred Jewish people in era as the Jewish community was getting smaller and smaller. Did you still go to the synagogue. A- of course of course and did synagogues closer as a result of that time have only one synagogue one one well and what did you know about Israel growing up at that time. I'm not know anything about Israel the television and the radio in Baghdad. Would they give any information or news about Israel the Newsday the that they want But my father was a listened to the voice of Israel. Your father knew he boogie could understand. What no it's an Arab League? The Voice of Israel clearly settled in Arabic Arabic but in low volume radio. EA EAR under radio because they have no no Your air phones. They listen to the all what's happened in the war in Sixty seven and the seventy three all the times they listen to the voice of Israel and that's is how they knew what was going on. Yeah 'cause of course there was no internet. No email ole all. The Times I listened to the radio.
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"Hey guys it's me she. We know that many of you will be traveling for the holiday this week. Or if you're staying put this year may be cooking and getting ready lead to host. So you're doing all that we wanted to keep you company and make sure you had something to listen to you. Know we work on each one of our episodes for months sometimes even years and we interview many many people. Most of whom for all kinds of reasons don't end up making it into to the final cut and often were sorry about that since we'd like you to hear their voices and their stories to so today as a little little Thanksgiving bonus. We're going to air an edited version of an interview. We didn't end up using in our most recent episode by the rivers of Babylon. It's a conversation with the last rabbi of Baghdad. I guess the first thing that I'll ask you is can you introduce yourself okay. I'm Imad Islam celebrity. I was the leader of the Jewish community in Baghdad and the slaughter and the rabbi and the same time and I have a lot of job there as often happens the best one liner was set off tape when I asked him I defeat. Ever thought of changing his name. mm-hmm he immediately smiled. Are you crazy. He said it's the best name in the world. Just think about it. I'm one of a kind. All all the other images are Arabs so none of them is a Levy and all the other levies are Jews so none of them is any mud right back to the conversation when I was born in back that in nineteen sixty five so your parents didn't leave with the majority of the Jews. Yeah yeah the family father other all of them they left except my father refused to leave why he said my life is here. I know the people feel comfortable foldable. It's good for me when you are born. How many Jews were there in? Baghdad may be five thousand something like that and Did you live like in uh in a Jewish neighborhood. Who are your neighbors? Most of the neighborhood the Muslim I feel that regular. I studying audion in Baghdad. Have lots of Friends of Muslim and Kris Jenner Jewish to. Everything's Okay did you go to a Jewish school until five class and after that they closed the school and we go to the public school all in Arabic. Everything is in Arabic. We have no Hebrew in the school but we have English and French. I can't read Hebrew but I can't talk in Hebrew. Who taught you to read Hebrew? My father had to record and we listen how you can pronounce the the word I try right to imitate and after that we try to pray but you always felt that you were I mean. Of course we went to with the synagogue. I know I'm Jewish and I feel I'm Jewish and I love Jewish.
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