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Fresh "iran" from Mike Gallagher
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Biden Is Selling Out To Iran and Putin
"Joe Biden is. First of all the press is not going to criticize Joe bad. No matter what, under any circumstances. So they're going to let him ride through this presidency ride quietly through his presidency. If not celebrate it, no matter what. No matter what The international organizations think Joe Biden walks on water. The European heads of government love Joe Biden. In other words, when he says America is back, as Joe Biden likes to say in his Stupid, usual way. It doesn't mean America's back. He means America selling out his back. Because Donald Trump Had America first. And by the way, America first didn't mean we wouldn't have alliances and strong alliances. It didn't mean we we wouldn't work with international institutions. That meant we wouldn't Surrender to them. That they weren't our number one priority. That the process wasn't the number one priority. What's the best interests of America? America is the number one priority, but not for Joe Biden, not for the Democrats. Not for the media. And by the way, Happy 75th birthday, Mr President, President Donald Trump Happy 75th birthday. We miss you badly. But here's a perfect example. So far, he's undone. Almost all of the Sanctions. President Trump put in place against Putin. The biggest one is the pipeline. So now Russia will have billions and billions of dollars coming in from Germany to fund its war machine. And to prop up its government. Joe Biden did that in one act. One act. Joe Biden is selling us out to the Communist Chinese. How While they're massively increasing their military military spending, he's flatlining our military Incredible. Joe Biden has sold out to the Mexican drug cartels. And the kidnappers. The opening our borders. The way that he has And you go down the list and Joe Biden is selling out to the Islam, a Nazi regime in Tehran right here. Wall Street Journal. US Lift sanctions are more than a dozen former Iranian officials And energy firms. So he's giving into all these demands from the Islamo Nazi regime, by the way, which is sending it's navy into the Atlantic Ocean, often via East Coast now without any confrontation at all. Now we have some meatheads. Who who think Putin's all swelling good in that Iran doesn't mean trouble were instigating with Iran ignore the meatheads. Enemies are enemies. Reagan was right peace through strength. Here. We have Biden selling out to the Iranians. Biden selling out to Putin while he talks stuff, he means nothing. Biden selling out to China but not sufficiently funding the United States military It's awful. Lifting sanctions are more than a
Alex Rodriguez Hangs With Ex-Wife Cynthia After J.Lo Split
"Weekend in miami. But iran may have kept it cool by throwing some shade. He is being accused of posting this pic with his ex wife cynthia to make jennifer jealous now. Things got a little more intimate in another post with cynthia wrapping ayla lots arafat's league in ice yes. Rats leg is named growth. Cynthia is a world-class. Mommy to our girls wrapping ice though. Lol you guys well first of all to post. That can post in the ice wrapping moment. Why of course. I know why that is a straight setup really i i hope cynthia got paid extra for her stunt game because by the way. That's who i'm most embarrassed for cynthia. Cynthia it's accent the you know. He came to us you to make jaylo jealous to get her attention. Well why would be jealous. Cynthia's happily mary. Why would lo be jealous of cynthia. I know that they had beef in the past and it was messy. 'cause there was about the child's this 'cause jaylo got involved. She thought that was playing way too much in child support to cynthia so she advised him to negotiate. The child support and cynthia was like listen. We didn't have problems until jaylo entered the picture. I don't
MVP Nikola Jokic Ejected, Suns Sweep Nuggets 125-118
"Phoenix advance to the Western Conference finals for the first time in eleven years this after it defeated feisty Denver one twenty five one eighteen Chris Paul was game high with thirty seven Iran always been you know sweet for me I've always had a grinding I like that mentality and now this always been who I've been in a state where the nuggets did their best to remain competitive after M. V. P. big man to call your coach was ejected in the third quarter after being whistled for a flagrant two I don't know it is it happened so it is does does probably shorten it's not true did you know that it changes so it is what it is yep you still came through with twenty two points to go with eleven rebounds first Morton Denver
Ex-Mossad Chief Signals Israel Behind Iran Nuclear Attacks
"The outgoing chief of Israel's secret service has given the place a signal which meant so far that Israel was behind the recent attack targeting Iran's nuclear program and the minute she scientist you'll see Karen from Israel's Mossad intelligence agency told Israel's channel twelve that the Iranian attends weekly basis doesn't look like it used to Kevin did not directly claim the attack spots his specificity gave the place a suggestion so far that Israel had a hand in them they also discussed the November killing of the Iranian scientists most said factory Saturday responsible for building a month Medici nuclear program decades ago while Kevin on camera doesn't claim the killing in the segment of the program the journalist who conducted the interview described him as having passed me signed off on the entire campaign I'm Karen Thomas
Wall Street Journal Proves David Horowitz' Liberal 'Anti-Anti-Communist' Theory
"The break, I would get to this perfect example again of what I told you. David Horowitz is anti anti Communist theory is we are the anti Communist. I get to question all time. I don't get the left. They support Iran. The Iran deal. Iran throws gays off buildings The left is not hard to understand that all we are the anti Communists. The left are the anti anti communist whatever us as freedom fighters are for their against. It's that simple. The left used to claim with the you and others. They were four civil liberties and free speech. That's a joke. They are the ones the biggest advocates for wiping conservative of conservatives all fake book off Twitter and off screw tube. They have nothing. They don't care. It's all about free speech. All this stuff is a joke. Whatever you support their against Here's the perfect Article, Wall Street Journal today. America's energy gifted dictators. What have you What does the left hold You There. Principles are on Russia, Russia, Russia, the PP tape. They were back scratching with Donald Trump. They colluded to win an election. Russia's our number one geopolitical foe. Russia is awful. Russia is terrible. They've told you that right left this. You've heard it from your left his friends awful. Vladimir Putin colluded with Donald Trump to steal an election in 2016. We've heard it over and over again, so they're principles are right, according to their own words. That Russia is the biggest threat to the United States right now in our election process. Which is really strange, because when you read this Wall Street Journal opinion piece today, America's energy gift to dictators. You find out that yes, Um Joe Biden is busy dumping sanctions on a Russian gas pipeline to Germany that will benefit Vladimir Putin and Russian energy sales tremendously at the same time, by the way, Joe Biden is killing the Keystone XL Pipeline and Anwar, which will benefit energy production in the United States and U. S citizens.
David Horowitz Suggests Liberals Are the 'Anti-Anti-Communists'
"You know, less concerns like that doesn't sound good. That sounds really awful. And liberals like, uh, maybe we should cut a deal with them. They'll come remember some costs, they'll come around. Next time we'll pick new liberals to lead there and the next ones will be better. You may be saying to yourself. Why do they do that? Why does the left ally themselves with all of these people who Contradict what appear to be their principles. Iran communists Whatever. Well, I've never heard a better explanation and the explanation by David Horowitz. He has this theory. Remember this. Write it down. Tattoo it on your arms. Well, don't tattoo because I want to take responsibility, making a temporary tattoo. One of those like, you know, Hannah things you can clean off later on. He calls it the anti anti Communist theory. Where the anti Communists us right conservatives, libertarians, You know good American loving Democrats. They're out there. Some Republicans Where the anti communists We do anything to fight communism because we believe in liberty and freedom. We don't believe in collective rule. We don't believe in the government control the means of production. We don't believe we are anti communist. That's us. That is principled. There is a guiding ethos to communism. We are absolutely against. We don't believe in collectivism. We believe in individual economic, liberty and political liberty. You can't separate those two high. Friedrich Hayek was absolutely right. You can't separate political liberty from economic liberty. It doesn't matter who you vote for. If we vote for can steal your stuff tomorrow. It doesn't matter. The two were the same. They're linked together forever. The left hates us so much. That Horowitz's principle of the anti anti Communist is right that they will be against. Anything where four The left The left and liberals are the anti anti communist
Iran Candidate Says He’s Willing to Potentially Meet Biden
"An Iranian presidential candidate says he'd be willing to meet with president Joe Biden if he wins his country's election next week so Americans to send a better and stronger signals to the stomach for public speaking to the Associated Press former Iranian central bank chief Abdel Nasser how much he stressed that an American return to rise talk to the nuclear deal is key to any possible relationship amid the wider tensions in the Middle East how much is one of the seven candidates approved by Iranian authorities to run for the presidency in this Lamical public's June eighteen election outgoing president Hassan Rouhani a relatively moderate cleric with Iran's theocracy helped his nation reach its landmark two thousand fifteen nuclear deal with world powers I'm in Syria Shockley
S6 E12 - This is how to get (financially) healthy
"Your housing your food your transportation and then medical and absolute necessities so if you have prescriptions or you've had doctor's appointments or you absolutely have to have daycare because you don't have family or friends that can watch and you have to pay for daycare. Those are absolute necessities. Everything else is extra fluff lifestyle spending. So when you're going through and figuring everything out these four things need to be taken care of welcome to another episode of the we serve now. What podcast the show. Where i do my best to answer the questions veterans and their families are already asking so you can make your post military life your best life. My name is aaron perkins. I'm a us army combat veteran husband to a beautiful wife. Daddy to amazing kiddos. I'm the author of the resolve book and that is a step by step guide. That takes you the veteran through a process of rediscovering. Your life's purpose. After you left the military. And i gotta tell you i have so been looking forward to today's episode because my special guest is here to talk about something that matters to every single one of us is topic money. My guest today is quite boss. Marco is a twelve year navy veteran who deployed in support of operation enduring freedom. He got out got his bachelor of science. Degree started a side gig as a financial coach in two thousand sixteen while working in the nonprofit industry in didn't take marco long to realize that he was struggling with a lot of the same financial issues as the people. He was trying to help so in an attempt to fix his own struggles. Marco applied business cash flow principles to his own finances with an eighteen months. He added nearly one hundred thousand dollars to his net worth and his skills are skills that anyone can use. Marco now has his own financial consulting business. Called live like others. can't marco. it is so good to have you on the show today. Welcome to we serve now. What a thanks for having me on. It's pleasure to be here to serve all the rest of the veterans. They're listening absolutely man absolutely. Been looking forward to have you on the show. So what just take a few minutes and introduce yourself. Tell us a little bit of your back story how you got here. Well you covered a lot of it which was great but like it said so. I served twelve years of military. And when i got out i had a mountain of debt. I think it was like sixty thousand dollars in debt. When i left active duty was going to school got my bachelor business management and when moved down to florida a job. They're kinda help me pay down some more of The debt that ended up having once i got back from afghanistan. 'cause so side note. I went to afghan volunteer to to afghanistan to pay off my consumer debt and paid off the debt and then had a ton of money when i got back and did some investments that were really great but the problem was is. I didn't change my spending habits and some other habits. That i had that were really ingrained so i ended up building up that data again and was down in florida before i moved back home to ohio i ended up with like it probably about another twenty grand worth of debt when i moved back home and i was like said twenty twenty sixteen. I started looking at my personal finances. I got married in two thousand fifteen and after a year of trying to manage to all that we finally got everything into really like one pot start applying the business finance principles to my own personal finances and when i first started i was negative. Twenty five thousand dollars in my net worth so because all everything and i still wanna own twenty five thousand dollars so when i started applying some of those principles and turned it around and it was like oh my gosh in eighteen months be able to get to seventy five thousand and net worth. It was not so. I started taking some of those same principles and teaching some people. I knew some friends. And it's like okay. I really got something here but was really interesting. Is that these same principles basic math principles but these are the same things that have teaching the low income. People that for the nonprofit that i was working at so is really crazy that. There's so much parallel. The only difference is that my mistakes were spectacular because there is a larger amount of income to work with so it's it's really interesting the mindset that we don't teach so i that's what it was like. Okay there's a group of people working in the nonprofit world and the rule low income side of things. There's a whole support system around that but there's very few supports for this this middle class. The wealthy know how to do it. The low income have a ton of support. And when you're trying to make that transition to from low income or even the lower middle-class into an upper middle class even making that transition if you don't have some the fundamentals You're never gonna make it or it's gonna take forever by the time you retire like oh okay now i get. It would have been great thirty years ago. Sure so that's why i got into. That's what i got into being a coach. Cool man all right. So so the first question i have for you is it. It's a simple one. But i think it's one of those things that needs to be addressed because a lot of us find ourselves in a situation where we think that our finances are kind of like a bygone conclusion. You know i grew up in poverty. You know song going to stay in poverty. And so i don't even think about i. Just go through the motions. I you know. I get the car loan. I get credit cards. I get in debt. You know i do all these sayings in. I'm not really focused on my financial health right so when it comes to finances why should i even care. How big of a deal is it. Well i would have to say just starting out. It's actually perfect timing because this last year taught all of us. I mean how many people lost their jobs or were furloughed or laid off and maybe two never even get them back. It can come at any time. And if you're not prepared for it is what a lot of people don't realize is that when they signed their name for alone they're trading future time for something right now and it takes a special type of person to be an entrepreneur to be to be able to go out and create wealth but the majority of americans work for their money as opposed to creating their money. If that makes sense and there's nothing wrong with that. There's nothing wrong going to work and and working a nine to five job you can be in everyday millionaire working a nine to five job you can. It's entirely possible but it's just. It's really crazy that when when wrenches thrown into it that we lose traction so fast if thing was like bank rate. It's on the ads that you've been running for me so it's six hundred ten. Ten people don't budget seven ten barely budget. An eight out of ten are living paycheck to paycheck. It's it's crazy as stupid number. Eighty percent of the people in the us are living paycheck to paycheck. That's nuts. That really is so eight out of ten people living paycheck to paycheck. Just you know if if you miss a paycheck or like you just mentioned you lose your job because of whatever reason pandemic or anything else. It's a huge impact. Not just. I don't know how i'm gonna pay bills for the next couple of weeks but it can like really really set you back. I think it's a perfect setup to talk about. What you just mentioned budgeting a little bit right. A lot of people don't budget so let's say for example. I know what a budget is. You know i've heard the term of. I've seen it on the news talk about but i've never tried it for me and for my family. Can you give us an insight into that. Like where do you even get started. Well sure an you can do a search on the internet for how i do a budget and almost all of them are going to give you the first piece of bad advice that you will ever hear when it comes to budgeting track your expenses for the next month. No you don't have to track your expenses for the next month. You know why because what you do. This month is the exact same thing he did last month. Just pull your bank statements. Look at your bank statements. That will is a great snapshot of your personal financial behavior and what your lifestyle choices are and when you take a look at that then you've got you've got gotta place all of those into a it or as we'll talk a little bit here a of a wall for foundation. There are four things that you have to take care of everything else is fluff and you can create whatever whatever other buckets you wine or i mean flake from an accounting. Were coming perspective. These are lineups okay. So you've got you've got your income and your expenses and then your expenses or all of your line break it down and then it breaks down even further when you file your taxes so every category that you make is a line item but there's four that are super important. Four and a lot of the times people tried to budget everything and they say okay budget down every last dollar and even the even the dollars that you're gonna put into savings if you don't have a good foundation to take care of the basic things that you need to have. It doesn't matter what you put into savings. It doesn't matter what what you spend on clothes. It doesn't excuse me it doesn't matter what what extra expenses and entertainment things that you wanna do. You've got to have these four things. Take care of i and what's interesting about them. Is it lines up. Perfectly with maslow's hierarchy and i'll leave it at that for further on all right so talk to us a little bit more about the four walls right. You mentioned the four walls and you know unite chatted about these a little bit before we go kind of hit the record button here as we were preparing for the show but that i'd never heard that term before the four walls. Can you explain like what those four walls are shirt. A quick back story on on the four walls. Is that if you do any personal financial searching on the internet. You're probably gonna come across the name. Dave ramsey dave ramsey. Oh yes some guy of phenomenal mindset really. Is there some things. Because i'm a business guy. There's some things that i can't entirely subscribe to because for me personally. There is some good debt. Because i'm a business guy. I used other people's money to make more money for my business. So that i can go ahead and potentially hire somebody in sure. Grow the economy that right right so for me. There is some good data. But from dave ramsey's perspective. There's no debt is good so the four walls are the four basic things that you need to survive. And when i say talking about maslow's hierarchy the bottom two levels of maslow's hierarchy pyramid are psychological and safety and that deals with food shelter and essentially money and i clued transportation in that because you need transportation get to and from work sir so the four walls are actually order. I it's it's your housing your food your transportation and then i. I don't like saying catch off for this last one but medical and other absolute necessities. So if you have prescriptions or you've had doctor's appointments or you absolutely have to have daycare 'cause you don't have family or friends that can watch and you have to pay for daycare. Those are absolute necessities. Everything else is extra fluff lifestyle. Spending this is still considered lifestyle spending as well but this is your baseline lifestyle. So when you're going through and figuring everything out these four things need to be taken care of and as you're going through the math and figure out okay. I'm not bringing in enough to cover the us basic four things. you're living to lavishly. You have played into the game of catching up with the joneses. You're trying to find too many influencers and live like them and showcase to the world. What all the amount of debt that you're bringing on is essentially what you're showcasing. You're not living the good life you're actually living a really crappy life. So that's kind of the premise of the four walls. And it when. I didn't really know that term when i first started doing my own budgeting but i realize kay. I've got regular monthly expenses that i always have to pay out have to pay my mortgage. I always have to pay the insurance. I always have to put gas in my car. Food on the table and a couple of medications and and some clothes. Those are the things that always spend money on every single month. What's fantastic about that is because it is you have the ability to look back over the last twelve months and really identify what your lifestyle is just by those expenses alone. Yeah that's that's interesting and it's it's definitely a a i won't say it's that different but it's definitely different than like you said what a lot of folks are gonna find when they do that. Google search for when they do that duck go search right on the internet of. Hey how do. I do a budget you know. What are the first things. I i should consider and and using hierarchy of needs and for those who are familiar with it. This basically just a pyramid that that stacks from bottom to top the needs. Every person has basic needs like markos already talked about psychological needs and then tops off. Self-fulfilment needs achieving your full potential including creative activities. And things like that. But with the four walls i know. They're all critical right but is one more important than the other. Is that the all really really for lack of a better term foundational for your financial health. They all are foundational. But dave will argue. And i kinda back this little bit. Is that if you have a choice between spending money on your electric bill and spending money on food you buy food and you can work with the company to to keep your electricity on food. Would probably the be the highest priority. Next would be your housing so everything that's involved with your housing your mortgage your mortgage. Iran's your utilities and then transportation would be third because there are things that you can do if you're spending too much on transportation. There's things that you can do to to lower those expenses but we can get into that little bit and then obviously medical. Now it's it'd be a toss up then if you've got to take medications or you need food a well. Okay then yeah but but at the same time. If the majority americans being healthy and not needing a whole lot of medications food would be the top priority so food station and then the other necessities sure sure so that so that kind of helps me prioritize as far as you know if i do find myself in a situation like I don't know what i'm going to you know. I only have so much money this month. And i can't pay whatever this one bill. Is you know kind of helps me. Prioritize food housing transportation medical. You know and then if it's more detailed it's down to the really really fine details of a few dollars here versus a few dollars here then. I think that's something you really just sit down like. If it's if it's you by yourself you just make the best decision right an absolutely. If it's you with your family you know you sit down with your spouse and or with your partner and you you talk about it like what do we want to do this month to make ends meet well and and i would say to that the amount of people who actually don't realize where their money's going is phenomenal so he say eighty percents living paycheck to paycheck. I would say one hundred percent of that. Eighty percent have no idea whether money's going and they don't realize that they probably have enough coming in to cover these four walls and then some that the problem comes is when they make all of the additional lifestyle choices and then they're like oh. I don't have enough money for food while it's because they just bought a thousand dollar iphone. So i mean like i know that's really rudimentary example. Because most people are buying their phones on the month to month plan that they put on that they tacked onto your bill which side note really crazy. I was trying to buy a new phone for my wife. No cellphone store will let me pay full price outright for the phone. They forced me to put it onto a monthly plan. Really i is crazy not i was like. I've got nine hundred dollars. That i'm gonna pay you right now and they don't want it. They want it on the monthly plan. So what's funny is so my family. We are an android family. Okay we've always been. We've never gotten into the iphones. You know my daughter. She's a teenager now. So she's kind of leading me toward the iphone but we've always been an android family and for the past few years. I have bought all of our phones directly from samsung. I don't know if you can do that with apple or not if it has to be carrier specific and you have to do over a month to month plan but if i go to samsung dot com. I can just buy that phone outright. I couldn't yeah. I basically i swipe my card more or less you know and you type in my numbers. He and then a couple of days i get new phone on my on my doorstep and so have to remember that for my wife because she's a samsung guy. I'm an iphone. Yeah for sure and so we when we started doing that. We've been with our with our carrier for. I don't know five six seven years now and so we're not really planning on leaving and going to another carrier. But i do get the unlocked phones just in case i need to right and so and so it is really nice to just be able to swipe their credit card and be like. Hey here you go. Here's all the money up front. I don't have to worry about that That money coming out every month right so off that sidetrack for second sorry about that it was just. It was really crazy when i was trying to do that. I couldn't believe that is crazy for phone. So why things that. When when i sit down with somebody and i'm going through this. Is that a lot of people. Don't realize all of the essentially the line items within each of these categories so under housing. There's a couple of lines you've got your mortgage or your rent which includes particularly if you have a mortgage. It also
Iran's Largest Warship Catches Fire, Sinks in Gulf of Oman
"Warship sinks after catching fire What a shame. Here's the story, Iran's largest navy ship known as the card. Caught fire on Wednesday and sunk In the Gulf of Oman, according to state media. The fire broke out around 2:25 A.m. while the ship was near Iran's port of Jack Ask a major shipping lane. No casualties were reported. The entire crew was able to escape. Officials tried for 20 hours to put out the fire but were unable to as the flames spread to different parts of the ship. The cargo's being deployed for training operations when the blaze erupted. Being called a mysterious place. Maybe it was just a mistake. Human error on board. Maybe. This was not Total coincidence. Who knows if some of our friends in the region Could have had something to do with. I don't know. But the largest vessel in the Iranian navy is now at the bottom of the sea after catching fire. That's not
Governor Ron DeSantis Conserves Conservatism
"I like that. I like your style. I like your style. Jim. We gotta book at at Les lightsaber in the front and back. Of Iran Kenobi. Run the Skywalker. Round to detail. Now there's a little debate I had with the not really a debate, but I was charged with the W F T. L Radio Great radio host this morning on the morning show when a live interview There's a debate would rob about Rhonda Sanderson, Florida Like what if we lose Ron and he runs for president? I don't know. Listen, I don't know. I like obviously, President Trump would probably clear the field in 2024. But they said, Well, do we lose him? And I said, Listen, I wouldn't look at it that way. I mean, think about it is wrong to Santa's more valuable to the citizens of Florida Specifically, if Rhonda Santos is the Florida governor or the president, United States I don't know. I honestly can't tell you that and I can tell you this. The bench in Florida a strong We got an up and coming representative on the West Coast Whole Collier County area over there. Byron Donald's You may have seen my Fox news whose spectacular But as long as Rhonda Santa's keeps conserving conservatism and doing things that conserve conservatism He will highlight him and others on this show with Rhonda Santas. Strikes again.
Biggest Ship in Iran's Navy Catches Fire and Sinks
"Largest ship in Iran's navy. The card caught fire and later sank in the Gulf of Oman. Its sailors were seen on social media, leaving the ship of life jackets on than a fire burning behind them. No word might
Iran's Biggest Navy Ship Sinks After Fire in Gulf of Oman
"Warship in the Iranian navy. It's unclear what caused that fire in the Gulf of Oman. Firefighters could not contain the blaze in the vessel sank. Nearly 800 miles southeast of Tehran in the Strait of whore moves, maybe some
Iran's Largest Warship Catches Fire, Sinks in Gulf of Oman
"The largest warship in the Iranian navy this call five I'm late to sunk in the Gulf of the mom on the on the clear circumstances she will arrange a news agencies say efforts failed to save the support warship the cog named off to the island that serves as the main oil terminals for Iran the agencies say the blaze had become very early in the morning and firefighters to try to contain it photos circulated on Iranian social media of sailors wearing life jackets evacuating the vessel as the five burned behind them well one agency published a video of thick black smoke rising from the ship I'm Charles Denney that's my
Iran's Presidential Candidate Slate Leans Heavily Toward Hard-Liners
"Government has approved the final list of candidates for that country's presidential elections. Voting day is coming right up June 18th. Iran has a very short campaign period. Now the slate is seven approved candidates. It gives the upper hand too hard liners and this election could have an impact on relations between Iran and the U. S. And whether negotiations resume on the 2015 nuclear deal. There are ongoing indirect talks in Vienna focused on restoring the talks over the deal. That now former President Trump withdrew from NPR's Peter Kenyon is tracking all of this from Istanbul. Who, Peter Hi, Mary. Louise. Okay, So how does it work in Iran? How did they get down to these seven candidates? Well, you know, it's pretty wide open when it comes to who can sign up who can register to run for president in Iran, and this year, nearly 600 people took the opportunity to sign up. But there is this group. It's called The Guardian Council. It's got 12 members, six of them appointed by the Supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and that counsel is in charge of vetting the candidates. The criteria have never really been explained. But this year, the council eliminated all but seven of those several 100 presidential hopefuls. And I guess we should note that the incumbent Hassan Rouhani, he's finishing his second term term limited. He's not eligible to run this year. Okay, So who made the cut who got weeded out? Well, a former President Mahmoud a. Medina Jod was rejected again. He's becoming known as a perennial candidate. To no one's surprise. The early hardline favorite Abraham racy, was approved. He's a conservative cleric head of the Iran's judiciary. He ran against her honey and 2013 and lost. He's been linked to The infamous so called death panel that in 1988 sent thousands of political prisoners to their death s O. That's the front runner, and there are six other candidates, including the former nuclear negotiator, a central bank governor. But analysts say no one although there's some prominent names in there, no one looks likely to defeat right, you see, unless there's a surprise During this very short campaign,
UN Watchdog: Access to Key Iranian Data Lacking Since Feb 23
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the U. Y. nuclear watchdog says it hasn't had access to key Iranian data since February the international atomic energy agency reported Monday it has been unable to access key data monitoring Iran's nuclear program since February the I. A. E. A. as the United Nations atomic watchdog the confidential document distributed to member countries and seen by the Associated Press says the I AEA has not had access to data from its online in Richmond monitors electric seals or two measurement recording since February twenty third that's when Iran began limiting inspections in order to pressure the bite administration to lift sanctions that were re imposed by then president Donald Trump in twenty eighteen after trump pulled the U. S. out of the twenty fifteen nuclear deal with Iran hi Mike Crossey out
US Sells off Iranian Crude Oil Seized off Coast of UAE
"New documents suggest that the U. S. has sold off Iranian crude oil seized off the coast of the United Arab Emirates according to recent court documents on government statistics released over the weekend the U. S. sold more than two million barrels of Iranian crude oil after seizing on oil tanker off the coast of the U. A. E. the papers have raised the eyebrows of commodities traders a sarong remains targeted by a series of American sanctions the energy information agency has said that America imported just over one million barrels of Iranian crude in March Iran's foreign ministry into wrong now says the government knows nothing of the matter I didn't know oil has been blocked from Iran because of the law was passed I'm Charles de Ledesma
Danny Tomsett CEO of UneeQ Talks Virtual Humans
"You founded in two thousand and it wasn't like this was a university research project for you you. You've been working for a number of years at that point. What led you to find this company. What was the spark he said. Hey now the time is right. And there's there's a there is an opportunity here that we can take advantage of. Yeah like like. I said when we started in two thousand ten head the fortunate experience of Actually founding a telecommunications company and it's been a lot of time focused around technology that was in the customer service arenas context the software. I see iran and and other areas as well but one of the things that Became very to me was the way that Custom is when we were able to create a conversation that was face to face the impact on conversion experience and it promote schools and things like that was a very profound like very very much Multiple caught multiplication factors of two x four x In in those areas and so when we initially went out to solve the problem we still. Well when we look at creating frictions frictions video so that anyone who needs help on a website can click a button and talk to someone face to face and Back in two thousand ten was obviously reasonably novel and we had really good success with that. But it wasn't until you know we really rolling out. I've had several hundred customers that we started to save some bottlenecks and challenges with video agents. And how do you still create a strong value proposition. Where you you know. You've got still training shoes. You've got people challenges. Not iran wants to be on video with a human as well so all those kind of things that we were trying to figure out how does sky obita and we had the amazing opportunity with the australian government. Would talking to the about helping around People with disabilities and how they get welfare support through the government and the lead innovation. Chief innovation officer really bisi lighted out. It's it's one hundred million dollars plus problem if we do this with the video agents
How Ditching the Drink Set Me Free With Loyiso Mkele
"I live in eldorado park the south of tobruk. I'm a forty one year old mother off one. I have a ten year old boy. He's fine he's a bit of a headache. But you know how boys can be. I stay with my son and my mom in our family home and moved back home after i went to the uk. I mean to the u. s. for work and then i wasn't sure what to do for a living and is subsequently started a research company. I have market research agency. Which is what. I'm doing at the moment and i have a healthcare catering business which has expanded into beijing. And i'll tell you about it at some point in this interview because that's relevant so louis so. When did you first start worrying about the wine a little bit. I seem to remember you. Facebook message megyn of the blue and said i'm worried about my. Yeah i did. I was so happy and surprised to have good you interview on the radio. One of your first ones on 702 Jen i know you from way back so when i heard your name on the radio and we're doing this world without wind thing i thought oh my goodness this is right up alley. I've always been way of that. My drinking was going to be bed. So iran when i was a teenager. I don't know if i came across some literature or something. But i suddenly realized i was really predisposed to becoming an because i had a parent who was one. My father was a heavy heavy heavy drinker. He's late now. And so i became really stocky aware of the fact that i might end up becoming a heavy drinker. I did for most of college. Avoid drinking so. I stopped taking that little bud. Lav class of champagne that we have on christmas or new year. We do that as as black families. We have that one last to celebrate once or twice a year. So when i was about sixteen i stopped having their class because i was like. I'm going to become an alcoholic. Here i know with this is going so i didn't touch. I touched booze. But i really regulated up until i was about twenty five when i was working now i i had a stable income. I had a stable life. I worked for the municipality. I slipped into this routine of going to work coming from work. Going to gym by myself a storm and this became thing it became. I started having one every single day. And that's when it started.
"iran" Discussed on Throughline
"The late Major General Salim money was was a man with at least two faces one face that is the face of a young man who left his little village to go to the front to defend and Iran against the invading Iraqi army in nineteen eighty that very same individual of course also had another face. That face is the face of a general who cynically attacked and killed American servicemen in Iraq since two thousand and three and also most unfortunately engaged or was complicit in warcrimes in Iraq and also in Syria these two faces that showed the complexity of the individual. MM-HMM I respect. I won the war hero. But of course I condemn the other face. which is that of workroom? MM-HMM I think I have a somewhat different perspective here than many analysts of Iranian origin. Because not only did I live in Iran on but I also lived in Beirut and I would travel every couple of weeks to Damascus for your and so when I see the destruction of Syria these the numbers are not just as detested for me that thirteen million people displaced in a six hundred thousand people killed I see US Sumani as being directly complicit and that horrific violence this is frankly my problem with a lot of erroneous on your comment on this because I feel like they totally lack self awareness about you know the the only view in the Iranian context and they don't give a shit about the role. He played elsewhere in the region. I tell people how would you feel as Iranian to watch of Iraqis morning. Saddam Hussein.
"iran" Discussed on Today in Focus
"This is an inflamed situation with tensions on the streets of Iran as suggestions by people at Boris Johnson. The new Iran nuclear deal should be negotiated. President trump is a great deal by any content and and many others. Let's let's work together to replace the JCP get the trump deal instead can. How is this playing out for Donald Trump? Well you know other than the fact that one hundred seventy six innocent people killed which is something. That is incredibly terrific On a cold strategic level. You'd have to say that this is not going to badly for Donald Trump. You know Iran has lost a significant military military leader. Someone responsible for many American deaths. He was touted as a possible future president of Iran. She was the king of the roadside bombs. Great percentages of people don't have legs and arms because of this of the Iranian government has been exposed as having lied to its population. It's less credibility and now a wedge is being and driven between Iran and Europe which has so far opposed many American policies on Iran on the other hand the killing of Customs Slimani was a major event and the strikes that we store in Iraq. Last week will not be the end of Iran's revenge so what happens now what we don't expect to see any more military action in for example the missile strikes we saw last week. But you might remember that. Last year there was this wave of of suspicious attacks across the region said there were these drones and missile no strikes on Saudi oil facilities. I'm oil tankers in the Gulf suddenly started to Have Holes appear in their holes and found themselves mysteriously early disabled and they couldn't quite say with precision. Who had done it? This is the kind of proxy of quiet attacks that Iran specializes in. And for Ron. It's about making a point. It's about saying if we can't export oil The no one can and we're going to make difficult for the entire oil industry in the Middle East Nice to operate we can also expect another violent. He in in Iraq coming out of these Iran backed militias. Who who are in Iraq were loyal to custom awesome Sulejmani? He had helped to set them up. Help US supply and fund them. We don't expect that they will take his killing aligned down and so It's going to be another year of instability and danger in Iraq but also across the broader Middle East. What will this will mean for the Iranian Indian people.
"iran" Discussed on Start Here
"Blessed by Dave's the question had been sitting there waiting to be answered. What is Iran going to do the killing of Qasim souleyman is one of the most consequential decisions of the trump presidency? It will change the game in the Middle East and have the US Customs Lemani. The leader of Iran's infamous coups force in a drone strike. People were shocked. No one thought the. US would aim so high up through that. Yesterday's Sola money's body was supposed to be laid to rest in his own town. There was so much chaos there so much emotion just so many mourners. That revered him that there was a stampede. It killed fifty people it did not take a genius to figure out. Iran cannot be seen to do nothing. Here they've got to retaliate somehow. But what do you do. I just heard you say the. US will receive the definitive resolute resolute response to its brazen criminal act in a place and at a time it hurts most. What do you mean by that? I mean Iran on is a patient country yesterday. Our Own Martha Raddatz who's in Tehran. Actually got to sit down with the foreign minister of the country and ask him herself. We will not our action not disproportion like the United States here there he did not say what form this would take last night. We got word that something was happening. Good evening we come on the air tonight with breaking news coming into ABC News just moments ago. US officials telling ABC News that Iran has fired ballistic Listrik missiles from inside Iran at US military facilities inside Iraq Iran often hides behind proxy forces armed. The militias that they supply here. The Iranian government wasted. No time saying this was us. This was our government. Iran is launching bombs at the US US military. So let's take you to Iraq right now we told you. ABC Senior foreign correspondent. Ian Panel was in Erbil because it was safer there than it was to be in Baghdad. Well Arbil is one of the areas that got bombed overnight and Ian. You actually heard some commotion as it was happening Right. I mean what happened. Yeah it was strange. I mean I was actually on the phone to One of our colleagues in New Yorkers about five forty five eastern time and stood by the window and I heard two distinct booms and I just kind of pulls and leaned in Ah I you know having done this for a while. It was kind of UNMISTAKEABLE sound of some kind of ordinance. Then we started getting news. There had been multiple missile strikes on a USA basis The basis is out in western Iraq. Which is home to thousands of US troops into the last several moments Iranian state television said Tehran launched tens of surface to surface missiles? And then we got confirmation that they'd been three the missile strikes over here in bill to what the airport which is kind of less than two miles away from here that were intercepted a third which we also heard. When we're we're back to go on there we think that's one of the rockets that landed out in open ground? So Ian. I know things are changing our to our this morning at this moment. What what do we know about damage or casualties? What are we talking? Yeah well what. We're hearing from senior Administration source is the. US casualties at the moment. Which of course will be an enormous relief to families back at home But the situation remains fluid and an assessment is still ongoing. We we have heard unconfirmed reports. Perhaps there were Iraqi casualties. There will be an assessment of the damage there and the questions about the targets. These were not too obvious targets especially up in bill these two kind of remote basis if you wanted to cause a lot of damage more importantly if you wanted to inflict a large number of casualties take these were the two of size to do. But we're not talking about direct contact between two big countries in the United United States. Clearly far more powerful than Iran but nevertheless isn't just a proxy forcing you can kind of ignore and okay. Well it was just them. We'll just deal with them on the side. This is now dealing with the entire country of Iran and that is much more problematic because I think one of the lessons from the Iranian strike is that they consider anywhere in the country a valid target said as much. Don't just here in Iraq but the US service personnel and the US diplomats considered a valid target. Now by the Iranian regime wherever wherever they are in panel in the country reporting on this crisis all of a sudden found himself right in the middle of this crisis. Em thanks so much. Thanks Brad So. These missiles went from Iran across the border into Iraq. Well we've got a reporter in Tehran. ABC's chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz Right. It's Martha as I said earlier. You actually spoke to one of the top leaders in the Iranian government. Foreign Minister Mohammad. Javad Zarif I mean when you spoke to him. Did you get the sense that something like this was coming. I I certainly didn't get the sense that it was imminent but it was chilling sitting there with the foreign minister and have him look q in the eye and say that they would be taking retaliatory action. Do Not as took an actor. Awards have to be prepared for the consequences. I wish and he told me it would be against the US military. I ask him if they would take. US civilians off their target list. Yeah well you see it on his never put. US civilians on its target. This and I said well that sounds to me like it would be the. US military that makes me think clearly they will be US military targets. That's what our military people have said. But that's his decision that we would make at the the appropriate time and that is exactly what happened just really hours later what we have learned just as we came on the air with World News. Tonight I'll Asad airbase in western Western Iraq in Anbar province has been struck at this point by Iran. These are a ballistic missiles that came from Iran and Iranian. TV is reporting at this hour tens of missiles he also said quite clearly that if there was an attack Iran would immediately take responsibility for that attack and that came rather quickly when we started hearing reports that missiles had hit Iraq. Yeah I was going to say Martha the and this was missile. After missile it is that the end. Though or should we be expecting some sort of prolonged blitz by Iran. You get a sense. Some of the rhetoric coming out of Iran makes me think this is it military forces statement warning what it calls the Great Satan the arrogant American regime running TV calling this a revenge vange operation. The missiles fired tonight. Part of what Iran is now calling Operation Mutter Salami. I think one thing to watch obviously is how the United States reacts. Thanks so if there is a mild response in the United States this may ended. It made deescalate the situation. I think it would be the bend of us in this reach. Although on the other hand one of the other things that is a reset was that they want all U S forces out of Iraq doc. Out of the Mideast out of Syria out of all these places where they have been for so long on that would be a very a high price to pay for the adventurism of a couple of people so that also is something to watch. FX Reef issued. A tweet last tonight after all this went down saying that Iran acting legally and then he said this this was key we do not seek escalation or war but will defend ourselves against any aggression so defend ourselves against any aggression which would seem to imply if the US doesn't do anything else. We can be done as well. Martha Raddatz talking to the leaders of Iran in Iran. Thank you thanks. Brad always good.
"iran" Discussed on The Current
"The Cat Lady went missing see very Very Distinctive Silhouette and very recognizable. Nizam's when you'd see you're walking into town a handkerchief on her hair long overcoat like somebody that lived on the street. All police could find and where her thirty cats shot dead. I always knew something had happened to her to vanish like that uncover the cat lady case he's from. CBC podcasts. For more on how these attacks are being felt across the region on joined by Christian life wreck. He's a professor of political science. That's at Royal Military College and Queen's University. He is in Kingston Ontario Christian. Good morning to you. Good Morning I want to start with the story. That's unfolding in that region. That's top of mind for so many Canadians right now. That's the death of one hundred. Seventy six people on board or Ukrainian plane crashed in Tehran. Sixty three Canadians. Among those dead people will wake up this morning. It's shocking news and people wake up this morning in the knowledge of the attack that we've just been talking about but then here of this plane crashes well and might initially connect the dots between the two. How are you reading what's happening? I mean the official statements have been of course that they're not related but One things the Iranians would have done in anticipation of of possible. US strikes against the missile launchers or for instance radar sites is that they might have used. GPS trackers and would possibly turned off either all sorts of other electronic equipment or try to use electron equipment to misguide and US assets cruise missiles planes or whatnot And so it's entirely possible that in the field of circumstance A civilian plane would readily get disoriented and not get for instance the proper sincere answers to knock right not the proper paying height for instance So so I think we'll. We would need an independent investigation to ascertain that whether we're actually going to be able to get that out around That'll be difficult ascertain. We'll follow that along as it develops in the meantime wh the attacks last night in these two basis. Why do you think those bases in particular were targeted? So I think the Iranians were trying to minimize the prospect of catering allied assets or allied personnel personnel other than the. US and the look. The Iranians have very good intelligence on what's happening on these basis It seems that several of the missiles also missed their intended targets and that was probably the greater risk A missile might fall somewhere where the Iranians had not intended it to fall then inadvertently Cost Collateral American Damage so I think it was meant as a clear signal that this was a strike. Against the United States it was not a strike against the NATO mission Oregon's partner countries within the region. Why do you think no one was hurt? Mark Rosenbaum hosing ball was suggesting that perhaps that was that was by design from the Iranians. Oh sure I mean. The Iranians could've retaliated right away. They have the intelligence they have the capabilities. There was no reason why the Iranians had to wait other than perhaps to honor the fallen general in morning Among the more time they gave the Americans more time Americans obviously had to move assets and people out of harm's way And I think that was very much intent Over the Iranian propaganda the machine had to retaliate. In some capacity the Americans would have much anticipated And so this is largely for the exploitation of domestic propaganda and for the the existential continuity of the regime rather than trying to inflict maximum damage on the United States. Canadian military has hundreds of troops in Iraq began moving the troops to Kuwait yesterday and the operations in Iraq have been paused. Do we know whether all of the Canadian troops out of Iraq I suspect the tweet by the chiefs defense stuff with indicated that if that had been the case of course now moving troops so it gets a lot more complicated because you WANNA make sure in case there's further strikes You don't confuse Canadian vehicles with Iraqi or US vehicles or whatnot. so I think they'll be considerable. Thinking of National National Defense and Kenya enforces this morning about how to ensure both the safety of the personnel and the ability of Canada of course in its leadership position will also have leadership roles to play Ah In assuring the safety of personnel and Alad Asset. Where does that? Where does that leave the role of Canada? A pause and operations isn't ceasing operations. Where does that that leave The Canadian troops so Canada will have an interest in a united. NATO is so Canada has like some other allies has withdrawn its troops The commitment by secretary-general showed America has been to restart the mission as soon as possible. And that's in the broader interests of of Canada because it wants to shore up the alliance then either lines is arguably the most important. Multilateral Institution of which candidates part and a significant interest enforce multiply for Canada in so Canada will not be the one breaking ranks it will be taking its cues from its allies And from the NATO they're also trying to counsel just in the final minute that we have when these attacks were launched. Last night I think a lot of people probably wondered. Is this the start of something that could get much larger and perhaps spiral out of control. MARKLE's inbal suggesting that perhaps there's the opportunity if not for diplomacy than certainly for de-escalation. Do you see that opportunity as well. sure I mean it doesn't missiles is is a fairly modest response The European Union yourself on the line has been really very active in trying to mediate with Iran Germany has indicated that it is actively talking to both Iran and Washington. And I think the statement by Secretary General Stoltenberg about the escalation is awesome. Awesome all of branch to Iran that perhaps There's a silver lining here and there may be an opportunity to negotiate and generate an endgame. That is acceptable. Both to the United States and Iran Iran both gone out of the current situation in for the region more broad than I guess the first signs of that would be what the US President says this morning. He's expected to talk later on today. Well as unpredictable as he is the unpredictability may also play to his strengths In terms of restraining BS Iranian leadership. Because if you're targeting arguably the second most important person in the country who knows who may be next among the arena league if they try to escalate Kirsten Brock thank you. It's been optician Sir. Christopher practice is a professor of political science at Royal Military College and Queen's University and an Eisenhower fellow the NATO Defense College still with the story. We we wanted to correct something from yesterday's program. One of our guests yesterday was speaking about the downing of an Iranian airliner in nineteen eighty eight by US forces that killed all two hundred ninety people aboard the guests said that the US later apologized for that incident actually the US has never apologized though. Eight years later it did express deep regret that and paid more than sixty one million dollars to the victims families to settle a lawsuit at the International Court of Justice for more C._B._C.. PODCASTS GO TO C._B._C. Dot C._A. Slash podcasts..
"iran" Discussed on The Current
"They said very clearly that if the United States takes any further action Iran will respond accordingly and we will respond in a very harsh the proportionately we did not start this process of escalation. The United States has to come to its senses they should stop listening to clowns a sound from video of onlookers to one of the Iranian missile attacks in Iraq and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif staking his position afterwards the US Iran tit for tat reached another level last night. Iran launched more than twenty missiles at two military bases in Iraq were. US troops are stationed response. It said to the US killing of Iranian General Israel Customs Sulejmani was ref- adding that his country was not escalating or looking for war. There are no reports of American or Iraqi casualties and the chief of the defence staff. Jonathan Vance has said that all Canadian troops are safe. pesha McGee is a freelance journalist based in Baghdad. Pesha good morning you're in Baghdad as these attacks were happening last night. What were you hearing in the capital? After the attacks took place we did hear a fair amount of helicopter and actively Baghdad coming from the Green Zone. What do we know about how much damage these missile strikes caused? It's very likely that caused damage to at the very least you know equipment on the basis particularly the Assad military base in western Iraq which is one of the biggest military bases Chirac why these bases the US has a presence throughout Iraq. But why were these basis targeted do you think the. US is hosted on Iraqi military bases but these two in particular have a fairly large USO troupe present in the u the Assad military base in western Iraq is known for having the largest amount on a US troops in Iraq. So you know. I think the goal was to aim at US personnel and he was interested in rocks. Is your sense that the Iraqi leadership knew that these attacks were coming well. They just said that they knew the acting. Prime Minister of the method just released a statement saying but Iran alerted him to the fact that they were going to launch missiles and he in turn Let the United States no to You Know Essentially Watch out. He also has not come outright and condemned the attacks. What does that tell you? I think it tells us that. The Iraqi government has a fairly close relationship with Iran Mathie with originally brought to power by a coalition that has Iranian backing And prior to all of this happening met the cell the the money several times You know it shows a clear difference in rhetoric at the same time you know we have to look at the damage caused by these strikes Eh She's like. Nobody was killed in missile strikes. The thrust of the statements coming from the Iraqi prime minister if you take them in its totality seemed to suggest that the Iraqi leadership wants the heat to be turned down. The prime minister has called on all sides to practice self restraint adhere to international agreements. Respect the Iraqi state And is concerned about a devastating all at war in Iraq the region and the world. What do you think the leadership wants from from the two uh-huh forces that that that have put Iraq in the middle of this conflict? I think of course. They don't want to be trapped in the middle of a proxy war Iraq. You know has just gotten out of several years of conflict And I think the you know the prospect effect of being plunged into another war between two states that you know are fighting battles that have nothing near truly to do with Iraq. It's something and that is terrifying too many Iraqis and I know that Iraqi leadership. It's very much against the possibility Iraq being plunged into violence into chaos again. Told me more about that. In terms of how Iraqi citizens feel you tweeted as you said that that in many ways they feel trapped between The United added states in Iran. Yeah I mean we also have to look at kind of the local context in Iraq.
"iran" Discussed on Today, Explained
"And And the revolutionary legionary guards were involved in pushing them back in Iraq in particular that made the group but also general money pretty popular in Iran. I think there were some polls taken that had him at over seventy percent popularity in two thousand sixteen but the other side of the flip side of that coin. Is that the fact that he was the the face of Iran's influence in the region also meant that anytime that something happened that was negative on the part of groups that were funded by Iran in Iraq. For example then that would be directly associated with the Iranian government. He had been a day of tension culminating in this the Iranian consulate on fire after being stormed and by a group of protesters demonstrators venting their anger about Iran's alleged involvement in Iraqi politics. He was the architect of Iran's regional activities. He had built relationships with groups on the ground. In countries like Iraq Syria and Lebanon and he was is really leading Iran's efforts in the region but again none of this was without controversy. He had very violent methods at times and a lot of what Iran was doing. The region was stoking. Sectarian tensions having said that he was the leader of a of the force which is the external branch of Iran's Revolutionary Guards and the Revolutionary Guards are absolutely not a one man show which means there are others who will be able to continue what he has. I've been doing in the region so he's left big shoes to fill but he's not irreplaceable. On that subject who is a successor so the supreme leader appointed his successor quite quickly after they announced that he had been assassinated the successors name as Brigadier General. Smile Ghani He. Who was the deputy in the votes force? So he's not as charismatic. He's not as popular. He's not as well known as the money was but but he has been his right hand for a number of years and so he really understands how the organization works. He has a very good feel. For how the Revolutionary Guards themselves work. He knows exactly what they're doing in the region and I believe he was involved in pushing back isis under money when when the Revolutionary Guards were. We're we're focused on that. The challenge that he's going to have moving forward is building the same personal relations that mining built over the course of his entire career with different people in different groups on the ground but I think it should be surmountable just getting back to the Iranian people. Right now. How much harder to their lives? Just get if this if this conflict between Iran and the United States is only growing. I don't think that lesson. Sally money's death fist going to influence their lives directly. What it will do is it will put some of their economic and social concerns on the back burner for a little awhile as they come together and you know show themselves as a unified group in the face of an external enemy?.
"iran" Discussed on Today, Explained
"It's hard to imagine millions of Americans pouring into the streets after the killing of a US general but the Iranian version of that has been happening for days now in fact so many people were in the streets. Streets of General Solomon his hometown in southeastern Iran. Today that there was a stampede. It was reported that over fifty people died and over two hundred people were injured. Everyone rightly wants to know right now. The world is about to go to war over all of this an unfortunately. We're going to have to wait and see. But in the meantime what is it about this general that would bring out millions compel people to risk their lives. I asked asked Dina s spend Jerry. She's a fellow at the Century Foundation in London. She focuses on Iran. We started with how many people are actually out there so it's really hard to come up with specific numbers because nobody's counted them of course but as the images of shown there do seem to be quite a lot of people out in the streets. It's and they also seem to be spread throughout the country so there was some in Adams money's hometown There were many many in Tehran. And the interesting thing is that aside from these demonstrations being spread across the country there are also spread across the spectrum which means that people who are either supporters the government or even against government. Everybody has given up on those or at least forgotten them for now and come out in support of US until the money and why what is about this guy. That's led to this. You know massive outpouring of support. The main reason for it obviously is that everybody is coming out to celebrate what they consider a national military leader in hero of the nation who has spent the better part of his entire lifetime defending being the Iranian nation. Now this doesn't mean that those who are out are necessarily supportive of the methods that awesome Sulejmani used throughout his career in order to defend the Iranian nation. In fact he's still quite a controversial figure but the fact that he he is the defender of the Iranian nation commands the sense of nationalism amongst Iranians and the fact that on top of that it was a foreign country that ordered his assassination has really brought out the feeling of nationalism amongst Iranian so there is no better way to unify Iranians wins than in the face of an external enemy but I suspect that what the trump administration did was that they were building on the protests that occurred in Iran a couple months ago where again across across the political spectrum people were demonstrating against their government Iranians of taking to the streets by thousands and what began as protests denouncing a hike in gasoline prices but the uprising quickly turned political with demands that top officials step down the Iranian government responded with a five day Internet shutdown. These protests protests were shut down pretty aggressively by the Iranian government and so I think the trump administration will have extrapolated from that that Hey Iranians are anti either government so there's no way that they're going to pay this much attention if we go ahead and take this very problematic figure out. And what was the mood in Iran before Sulejmani death so. I think it's key to understand that Iranians things are not very happy at the moment given their economic social and political situation. There's a real sense of exhaustion amongst the Iranian public particularly exhaustion with regards to Iran's relations with other countries Iran's relations with the US on top of that Iranians or a little taken aback by where they are today. They don't really understand from their perspective. Their country made a certain number of concessions in two thousand fifteen when it joined the nuclear nuclear deal Iran implemented the deal and so they don't really understand why it is today. The trump administration has spent the last year or two squeezing them as far as he possibly could economically so there is a real sense of exhaustion of discontent in Iran but the assassination of lessons really money was the greatest gift that the trump administration could have given the Iranian government now Iranians despite their discontent have basically I put that unhappiness on hold in a show of unity to come together and showed that they would rather deal with their own government. Because it's a better the devil you know Oh perspective then deal with foreign enemy. What does his death mean for? Iran's military operations Questrom Sulejmani has left big shoes to fill here. They are members of the elite Revolutionary Guards on the frontlines of serious civil you during the course of the civil war in Syria roundabout the beginning where tensions really escalated within Syria at the Iranian government mint in coordination with the Revolutionary Guards launched this PR campaign around General Possum Sulejmani basically portray him as the face of Iranian Uranian efforts in the region that was a bit of a double edged sword on the one hand it was very successful in elevating the importance of the Revolutionary Guards in making the very popular particularly when Isis came within forty miles of the Iranian border.
"iran" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"Here's where it gets crazy so oddly enough not being sarcastic here it is kind of odd you will hear continuing and contradictory explanations for the historically aggressive actions of modern western powers against iran and for iran's actions in the region in the case of the first oil exportation agreements darcy remember him from earlier did pay for the concession but it was as as you said a sweetheart deal and just a few years later by nineteen o seven there's a secret treaty we were mentioning russia and britain already signed a deal to divide on up between themselves without consulting the iranian government oh wow so russia said we want the top half yeah we want more control of central asia we're still planning the great game and britain said cool we want the bottom half because we have oil there and consider it hours the game by the way if you don't know what that is listened to our episode on the great game the great game man between russia and well i was gonna say europe but united kingdom mostly yeah oh man that was fascinating i think that you know what i think some of those guys on the russian side i think they really do believe in that i think they would practicing coal stuff i mean you kind of had to in the time it was really the sign of the times you know what you're probably correct in speaking of the times in world war one iran was again a battleground for rival imperialist powers it during world war one or said hey we're neutral we're staying out of this so the british forces invaded to guard their oil lifeline because you know they're naval power and they needed this fossil fuel to be the engine for the war effort yeah remember all the oil at this time in iran is controlled by britain right but they're still getting a a flat rate i believe yeah right to knowles earlier point the the thing here is we see some of the first contradictions occurring early on so we said we.
"iran" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"An open secret it feels weird even call the secret is that the government of iran funds militias in other countries in syria in lebanon this his will and some of these some of these organizations are considered by the west to be terrorist groups but to their supporters they're considered to be freedom fighters which is a another definition or contradiction that we run into often yeah speaking of freedom fighters you may recall the us's involvement with the iran contra scandal where we were illegally selling weapons to iran without congress knowing without anyone else knowing and then there's the whole the whole situation with us selling weapons to iraq as well during the iran iraq war so there's just the united states and this region is just has this history man where we tend to do some shady stuff rights right and maybe that's the fog of war maybe there's something larger at play because one of the questions that we consistently run into when we talk about why there's intervention in one state or one region over another one one of the things we run into is whether there is something greater play behind the curtain so consider for instance countries that are resource poor or at least comparatively not not as fortunate in terms of the resources consider all the all the countries that are struggling with poverty with human rights abuse with brutal authoritarian dictatorships why's the us not there why is the west not there for some people for the cynics in the crowd the answer is resource based and iran's gays they argue that this intervention is specifically due to the oil that was discovered way back in the early nineteen hundreds so what what's going on.
"iran" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"Are most often getting here of fought twas as a declaration that somebody is persona non grata is right but i guess you'd say like you say could also be a change in the sort of the party line on interpretation of religious texts writes something like that yeah yeah exactly exactly and the tension that permeated the decades since the revolution i it's hard to distill it into a single sentence or a single example because there was so much booth on regional global scale and there was also outright conflict such as the iran iraq war from nineteen eighty until nineteen eighty eight this and then series of other wars some of which the us was involved in yeah the gulf war operation desert storm and all that in nineteen ninety nine hundred ninety one i mean in in my mind as a child growing up that is that's how i knew that's the only reason i knew about iran and iraq at that time those conflicts every tell you i met norman schwarzkopf the general no way yeah really yeah i was not a not in an official capacity i should say i was a kid it's like at a park he goes he was just sitting on a bench in yet just like were there we sat on the other side then we didn't talk but we passed on bloop yeah yeah but that that guy would remember was very prominent in the american public i during this time what was accomplished in those wars it certainly wasn't the deescalation of this tension because the middle east has furthered to stabilized in right now in twenty teen distrust runs extremely high on all sides of the conflict because what we're looking at is the esscalation of a proxy war in the middle east so one thing that is a.
"iran" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"Move to a more western iran under the shah and then all of a sudden you get a slingshot effect when it goes when when committee comes to power did you know that the english word check was derived from lourdes shaw like the idea of checkers and check and checkmate i was googling shot and that was really interesting googling shots google in shah baby so we should start calling money shaw's that's now i it's derived from shaw from persian arabic latin and french and related terms are checker chess exchequer and they also originate from that though i don't see the the connection in the way it sounds but shaw does mean king and i guess the idea of you know justice ilia side to just to lighten the mood for a second that's silly i think that's really smart so now we've explored iran from the beginning of time all the way up until almost nineteen eighty why don't we jump into the modern iran or the more modern iran into today but we'll do it right after a quick hang out with the sponsor we're huge fans of statistics here at stuff they don't want you to know and here's one that might surprise you sixty six percent of men lose their hair by age thirty five well i'm thirty four and it's already taken off so guess what i'm looking for a solution man mos i have one for you it is for him hs dot com a one stop shop for hair loss skin care and sexual wellness for man that sounds right up my alley that's correct nowadays baldness can be optional hymns connects you with real doctors and medical great solutions to treat hair loss well known generic equivalents to name brand prescriptions that will help you keep your hair and this is not a bunch of snake oil these aren't weird pills or stuff you would find at a gas station counter oh okay so what do i have to do just go to a doctor and wait for somebody to tell me what's wrong and then i get a prescription is that what what's going on no way it's much easier much more convenient all you have to do is answer few quick questions a doctor will review and give.
"iran" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"An overthrow of their democratically elected governing structure but not a coup of the people not a genuine mass of the proletariat rising or something no this regime change came from outside of iran yeah exactly there was a prime minister who had been elected and everything and then of course not of course but as we have seen before british and in this case american intelligence agencies both decided they needed to do something and it was mostly british intelligence contacting american intelligence and saying hey we need your help with this tallyho exactly so they replaced the democratically elected prime minister mohammad mosaic with the with this guy that's known as the shaw he was also known as the king of kings to his friends and i guess doing a self friends the king of kings the informal name okay okay yeah well i think it was the shaw sim shaw something to that effect muhammed resin shah this dude ben oh raza pod lavi yeah he was tremendously unpopular not an opinion that's a fact yeah exactly you can find out more about this whole situation that occurred during the nineteen fiftythree iranian coup if you search for things like tpa j x or operation ajax that was the as version and also operation boot be ovo t that was the secret intelligence service the british intelligence agencies also known as my six knows their version and so he ends up the the the shah was it ends up being the last shah of iran that the timing will differ a little bit but he would be considered active not although not absolute monarch active from september nineteen forty one until february of nineteen seventy nine when he was overthrown by the iranian people and normally would think wow that's fantastic the people rising up right democracy they are pursuing what they as a community or as a state consider their own will their own independence however the overthrow led to the creation of a fia craddock regime a modern theocratic regime they are the rulers of iran today so they're so what we see is a move ideologically right.
"iran" Discussed on Part of the Problem
"Yeah and all of the i mean i think what bothers me the most is the morality of their claims you know where it's like how how evil iran is or how evil has blah is well donald trump goes and drops off one hundred ten billion dollars in weapons to the saudis who are using it to just starve the the people of yemen to death i mean give me a fucking break about tributaries that iran is in yemen right that's all right so we're running up against time so i just want to talk about a little bit about what's happened since the deal since donald trump he was pulling out of the deal because it seems immediately israel so it was like oh shit we got america back in our corner and they went right in and killed a bunch of iranians in syria iran looks like they tried to strike back but like none of the missiles i think some of them were shot down and then the other ones no is israel is we're actually killed but what do you things going on between israel and iran right now and is that going to be the hot conflicts maybe before the neo cons their way and where we're in taran and we're having regime change they are is israel going to be fighting a war now with iran i don't think so i mean to be perfectly honesty is rose some getting away with bloody murder attack in and syrian targets in this whole war onion maybe hundreds of times certainly scores and scores and scores of attacks by the israelis against the syrians now they claim that they hit some rain ian i don't know if that's really confirmed and the israelis of course also claimed that it was a that were shooting missiles at them but i don't know that that's really confirmed either i mean those are the claims and i think the israelis are probably trying very hard to send the message that they want the iranians to go home at this point but the iranians again if you're not begging the question on this like a hawk and assuming all the worst conclusions i but you're just being honest and looking at this the iranians have no reason to think and i'm sure they don't think that they're going to somehow build up a giant force in syria and then use it to attack israel right.
"iran" Discussed on The Jason Stapleton Program
"Joking joking we're just joking though we're wasn't being serious and we're gonna stay in the deal to and then of course the iranians are the israelis would have would have gotten the leaked memo about us backing out of the deal would have thought it was a sure thing so don't dad till you until he comes out and says it especially with this president with other presidents you could somewhat predict what was going to happen but with this president you know you never know so why worry about it it's it just may happen but at the end of the day are we going to have a war with with iran i i don't think so that doesn't make here's the thing put this way iran is not afghanistan iran is not syria iran is not is not even iraq okay iran has a large standing and capable military it would not be the same fighting with the iranians is not going to be the same as fighting with with with the iraqis not the same thing at all and so to engage in conflict with the iranians also probably means engaging in conflict with the russians or with with the turks there is definitely the chance that we may see some of that sort of infighting we could see a serious collapse into another world world war if we decided we were going to fire it up on iran which is the reason we have invaded them already and we're putting sanctions on them is because we don't want to stir up that hornet's nest and so i don't think a war with iran is going to be forthcoming and i think the israelis right now poking the bear so to speak in their bombing and attacking of iranians in syria is really not gonna go very far because the fact is iran israel can't defend itself against anyone the only thing that keeps iran the excuse me getting these all these i countries mixed up the only thing keeping israel israel is america because if we were not they're saying if you attack israel we're coming to get you they would have been roy.
"iran" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"Oh it's okay because the russians are taking care of it and the russians of negotiators get rid of all the chemical weapons not so much chemical weapons are still there remember that was the red line then he made this deal with iran and this thing i mean these rallies have been complaining about this forever but i want you to remember the iran deal bb netanyahu benjamin netanyahu came out yesterday with his big production number because trump has set may twelve as the deadline on whether he's going to pull out of the iran deal which he has criticized and lot in the europeans are trying to get them to stay and netanyahu's hated this thing from the beginning and netanyau comes out and he gives this incredible presentation before i just show you some of this i want you to remember that the deal was based on the idea that they had not been developing nuclear weapons they were supposed to come clean about their program before the deal was in place it was a prerequisite for making the deals all this talk that you're hearing is that netanyahu's presentation didn't change anything is not true this was the assumption why not the assumption they requirement was per week was it was that iran is going to be honest so here is netanyau plane all the iranians talking about the fact that they never had a nuclear program in the first place you may well know that iran's leaders repeatedly deny ever pursuing nuclear weapons you can listen to iran supreme leader ali.
"iran" Discussed on Click
"Well these the i'm doing is looking at a project that kind of five tries to track how social media affects political participation and social mobilization and i'm zooming in on iran and kind of looking at the development of one particular platform which has come into the news with the protests in iran which is how telegram is being with us yards obama's breed the victorious rediscussing yeah yeah of but i started doing this research uh in my masters program looking at telegram endof its influence on the parliamentary elections in iran in 2016 and it's kind of never surfaced again with the protests that so there's you know different events that this platform has become kind of integral to so what what is it about the 'parfume specifically the just suits for for some reason the iranian authorities roof bring what more relaxed about people using it or does it just make it easier for people to bypass censorship orbit of faith well there is actually a study that came from a tech blog inside of iran this morning tech ross out that was talking about how of over with telegrams popularity there's been less and less content going on to you at websites and more onto telegram channels discards that's where users are that's where iran eyes are so um host senior content on they're just makes the most sense i am you can get like views into the millions of a post on one particular channel it gets shared and my different channels and different group chat so the features on it are guest really conducive to the environment in iran i mean in terms of the speed psalm terms of censorship in terms of everything hosting contents on the public channels is just a really easy way for information to flow inside of iran derina groomed by bespoke group whose leaders tower fruits of protesters through the social miserable tubes repugnant the physical.
"iran" Discussed on Amanpour
"Because no party and neither iran nor europeans china russia would not participate in any new negotiation of jcpoa and as long as all other parties are supporting it if iran sees that the benefits of this agreement is in place would go along but if and the result of the new american stance would be negating the effects of the agreement then it would be made to iran to rethink the position what effect did the president's crackdown president trump's crackdown on the revolutionary god the iranian minitry have you know clearly president rouhani has been trying to control some of their expansive policies what is the effect now if faith as your reporter reported from tehran has been unifying all iranians this solidarity which has been expressed from all different parts of iranian politics has been to stand together and this kind of language of threat is not helpful is harmful uv just said that trump's views on the god has had a opposite effect its is united people around the revolutionary god i wanted to see if you can hear this bit of interview that secretary of state tillerson gave cnn over the weekend just listen and we can talk about it we want to take the agreement as it exists today as i said fully enforced that agreement be very demanding of iran's compliance under the agreement and they begin the process of addressing these walls that we see around not the absence of addressing ballistic missiles for instance the concerns we have around the sunset provision this phase out of the agreement a he basically said they hoped to be able to open up the agreement while staying in the current agreement to bring up issues of your ballistic missiles or the sunset provision on the nuclear deal any chance of that being reopened and this agreement cannot be open again an any other issues of interest might be discussed between ed.