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#316: Biden and Democrats' Massive Amnesty

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Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 37:47


Storm and Matt are back! The guys discuss the giant amnesty proposal inside the Democrats' massive "budget" bill, the influx of Afghan refugees coming into the country, the terror threat of Al-Qaeda, and much more.

The FRONTLINE Dispatch
The Case of the Liberty City Seven

The FRONTLINE Dispatch

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 22:01


Dan Reed (“Leaving Neverland”) discusses his new FRONTLINE documentary, “In the Shadow of 9/11,” the story of how seven Black men from Miami were accused of planning an Al Qaeda plot to blow up American buildings. Their indictment marked the federal government's first major post-9/11 counterterrorism sting within the U.S. Yet the men, who came to be known as the Liberty City Seven, had no weapons and had never communicated with anyone from Al Qaeda. Reed joins “The FRONTLINE Dispatch” to discuss why this was a story he wanted to tell; how he built trust with sources, including the accused men themselves and an FBI agent with a key role in the sting; and what the documentary reveals about the federal government's post-9/11 counterterrorism tactics — notably its use of informants and sting operations. “It's a story that really needs to be told, because Americans … have the right to know what techniques have been used to keep the country safe after 9/11,” Reed tells FRONTLINE's executive producer, Raney Aronson-Rath. “But it's just a very challenging story to tell. … I really think that FRONTLINE is the only place on American television that I could have done this.” The feature-length documentary “In the Shadow of 9/11” is now streaming on FRONTLINE's website, the PBS Video app and YouTube.

Documentales Sonoros
La CIA contra Bin Laden

Documentales Sonoros

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 85:31


Veinte años después de los ataques del 11S y 10 desde la muerte de Bin Laden, la CIA revela los secretos mejor guardados durante la caza y captura del que fue el terrorista más buscado del planeta. Osama Bin Laden, líder de Al Qaeda, juró destruir Estados Unidos y todo lo que representaba. Su ataque del 11 de septiembre en suelo estadounidense desató una misión sin precedentes para encontrarle en su escondite y matarlo. El juego del gato y el ratón duró 10 tensos años. A través de relatos en primera persona de testigos como el exdirector adjunto de la CIA, Michael Morrel; la exdirectora de inteligencia de la CIA, Fran Moore; el exjefe de la División de Operaciones Especiales Phil Reilly o el exsecretario de Defensa de Estados Unidos, Leon Panetta, nos acercamos a la meticulosa operación que socavó las defensas de Bin Laden. Durante los últimos 10 años, se han tenido que mantener en secreto muchos aspectos sobre la ejecución de la misión y sus participantes. La tecnología más avanzada, el espionaje, la traición de un agente triple y el mal funcionamiento de un helicóptero en un momento crucial, son parte de la búsqueda de Osama Bin Laden. Una misión que terminó con su asesinato tras años de una búsqueda incansable.

Deep State Radio
Girding for New and Old Threats

Deep State Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 56:41


Extremism expert Kathleen Belew talks with Jeanne Meserve about new factors raising the potential for violence at Sept.18 Capitol protests, while former senior CIA ops official Dan Hoffman tells Jeff Stein that the Kabul collapse has given Al Qaeda and ISIS new life.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/deepstateradio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Deep State Radio
Girding for New and Old Threats

Deep State Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 56:41


Extremism expert Kathleen Belew talks with Jeanne Meserve about new factors raising the potential for violence at Sept.18 Capitol protests, while former senior CIA ops official Dan Hoffman tells Jeff Stein that the Kabul collapse has given Al Qaeda and ISIS new life.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/deepstateradio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The John Batchelor Show
1689: Al Qaeda back in Afghanistan? Jeff McCausland, CBSNews

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 6:30


Photo: Al Qaeda back in Afghanistan?  Jeff McCausland, CBSNews https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/al-qaeda-may-be-capable-of-threatening-us-in-as-soon-as-a-year/ar-AAOrFxs https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/14/us/politics/al-qaeda-afghanistan.html

Freedom One-On-One with Jeff Dornik
Matt Couch & Schumann: How Can America Be The Leader Of The Free World If We're Not Leading Or Free? | Freedom Squad

Freedom One-On-One with Jeff Dornik

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 73:30


Matt Couch (EIC of The DC Patriot & Host of The Matt Couch Show on Freedom First Network) and Schumann (Host of The Federalist Faction on Freedom First Network) join this episode of Freedom Squad to break down the Afghanistan debacle. How did this happen? What could we have done different? Is it Trump's fault or Biden's? Is America still the leader of the free world or have we forfeited that title?

Get Attitude Podcast with Glenn Bill
S2E27 - Rob Jones - Double Amputee OIF OEF Veteran, US Marine Corps, Professional speaker

Get Attitude Podcast with Glenn Bill

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 68:18


1:11 - Rob Jones introduction. Double Amputee OIF OEF Veteran, US Marine Corps, Professional speaker | 31 Marathons, 31 Days, 31 Cities. http://www.robjonesjourney.com 5:48 - Survive, recover, use is Rob Jones philosophy.  6:17 - What was the attitude of Rob pre-Marine? Cared more about what was good for me. Lonely in college.  8:12 - Where was boot camp and who was the biggest prick? Paris Island? Sergeant Smith.  9:38 - What was your attitude when you stepped off the bus when you decided to serve in the Marines. Knowing what to expect didn't make it any less scary. Listen and DO what you're told to do and do it as fast as you can.  12:08 - How many brothers where you with in the Marines? 4 battalions. Each battalion has a couple companies. I was in Hotel Company. Each platoon had 90 recruits. 13 weeks boot camp. It's not designed to make you quit. It's designed to train you into being a Marine and molding you into a better self.  14:23 - Toughest day of basic? Never doubted that I'd be able to do it.  17:58 - What did you learn in boot camp? It's not about you any more. It's about your country first and foremost. Be a part of something bigger than you 19:36 - Afghanistan. What was first day like? 92 Day Reservist is designed for people in college. Virginia Tech. 7 month long deployment. Al-Qaeda. Camp Leatherneck. Forward operating base. Hesco barriers fence. Bunkers that you build. 24:44 - What's a day in the life of a Marine? Combat Engineer's task was to go out and fine Improvised Explosive Devices (EID).  29:47 - How do you prepare your brain to sweep mines? The day that changed your life. Clearing Taliban. Seizing territory. Ammonium Nitrate.  37:30 - The Rob Jones Journey. Was there a story that moved you to create the Rob Jones Journey? What was the attitude lesson of that recovery period? Dan Cnossen, double above-knee amputee. Walter Reid. Rudy Garcia Tolsen.  41:39 - 31 Marathons in 31 consecutive days in 31 different states.Bronze metal in rowing. Marine Marathon.  47:17 - http://www.RobJonesJourney.com 52:08 - Today's current world. What could shape the attitude of our nation. Pulling out of Afghanistan. South Korea. Taliban has blood alliance with Al-Qaeda.  57:36 - Is America at war from within? Are we in a more hostile environment than we ever have been before? Anti-American sentiment. Just because we don't agree doesn't mean we should hate each other.  1:01:09 - What do we need more of? Civility. Benevolence. Conversation. Trust in the government again.  1:02:51 - Closing message of hope. Mindset for victory. Top 2 lessons. Use the challenges as a weight to get stronger. Don't resist the challenges. The key to overcome anything in life is selflessness. What is the thing that you care about the most?  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  SUBSCRIBE / RATE / REVIEW

Aspen Ideas to Go
9/11: The Hinge of History

Aspen Ideas to Go

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 49:06


Twenty years ago, terror attacks on September 11th took place in the United States over the course of a morning but the effects have been felt ever since — politically and psychologically. Journalist Garrett Graff says America lost its innocence that day and the attacks led to a series of consequential blunders by political leaders. The anger, hatred, and fear that emerged from 9/11 and the resulting War on Terror is to blame for the distrust and divisiveness that exists in America today. Graff and filmmaker Brian Knappenberger have devoted their careers to documenting 9/11 and its aftermath. Graff is the author of The Only Plane in the Sky and Knappenberger directed the Netflix docu-series "Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror." They speak with Vivian Schiller, executive director of Aspen Digital at the Aspen Institute.Garrett Graff's article in The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/09/after-911-everything-wrong-war-terror/620008/Trailer of "Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqgNFGkOjBE

The News with Shepard Smith
California Recall, Missing Woman, Apple's New Gadgets

The News with Shepard Smith

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 49:52


CNBC's Scott Cohn updates on the recall election of California Governor Gavin Newsom, and Republican Strategist Mike Murphy delivers insights into the recall election. Joe Petito, the father of missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito, urges his daughter's fiance to cooperate with police. Platformer editor Casey Newton breaks down the latest Apple gadgets to be revealed today. CNBC's Kristina Partsinevelos reports on how Instagram is impacting the mental health of teenage girls. NBC's Ken Dilanian covers national security and updates on what his sources are telling him about the resurgence of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. Plus, CNBC's Leslie Picker reports on the return of Broadway as it reopens for the first time in a year and a half.

The John Batchelor Show
1685: Al Qaeda Never Left, and Returns. John Bolton @AmbJohnBolton

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 10:50


Photo:   Salafism is the creed espoused by al Qaeda. In a general sense, it's similar to Wahhabism, which is the Saudi theology.  Here:  Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, is named after the Saudi king Faisal. According to WikiLeaks, Saudis are "long accustomed to having a significant role in Pakistan's affairs" Al Qaeda Never Left, and Returns. John Bolton @AmbJohnBolton https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/09/joe-bidens-afghanistan-withdrawal-what-will-history-say/ ..  ..  ..   * Salafis are fundamentalists who believe in a return to the original political and moral practices of Islam.   The word “Salafi” comes from the Arabic phrase, “al-Salaf al-Salih” , which refers to the first three generations of Muslims (starting with the Companions of the Prophet), otherwise known as the Pious Predecessors, or “righteous ancestors”.    Rather than being a distinct branch of Islam, Salafism is an intellectual current of Sunni Islam.

The Lead with Jake Tapper
Pediatric group warns cases in kids are rising “exponentially”; Final stretch of voting in election to keep or replace Gov. Newsom; Blinken defends U.S. Afghan exit in testimony before congress;

The Lead with Jake Tapper

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 37:02


New data: cases in children Jump 240% in three months; Former FDA head: vaccine for kids could be approved by Halloween; Reports: multiple members of New Orleans Saints test positive; One-on-one with Biden chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci; CNN analysis shows Black & Hispanic Americans are underrepresented in tested and vaccinations; CDC: no proof vaccine causes a loss of fertility in men or women; Today: voters decide whether to keep or remove Gov. Newsom; GOP challenger Larry Elder baselessly claims fraud ahead of election; CA data firm: 9.1M ballots returned early in recall, almost 51% of total cast in 2020 presidential race; Newsom makes surprise campaign stop in final hours of voting; Blinken faces tough questions on Afghanistan withdrawal; Blinken: “about 100” Americans still trying to leave Afghanistan; Blinken: Taliban's ties with Al Qaeda have “not been severed”; Woodward book: Gen. Milley took secret action, worried Trump would “go rouge” and order military strike after Jan. 6; Pelosi asked Gen. Milley after Jan. 6 if there was anyone at the white house not kidding Trump's “fat butt”; Bannon encouraged Trump to return to DC for Jan. 6 protest, “we're going to bury Biden… f***king bury him”; CNN poll: most republicans want trump to lead the republican party; Tropical Storm Nicholas slows, dumps torrential rain over Texas; Tropical Storm Nicholas expected to bring life-threatening flash floods across the deep south, including Louisiana; Biden in Colorado to push his infrastructure & climate plans; To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Problematic Women
Former Wife of Al-Qaeda Operative Speaks Out on Plight of Afghan Women

Problematic Women

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 34:06


Yasmine Mohammed was born and raised in Canada, but she lived a life that few Western women could fathom.The daughter of an Egyptian and a Palestinian, she is of Arab descent and was raised Muslim. Forced to wear a hijab and adhere to a strict interpretation of the Islamic faith, Mohammed later escaped a forced, abusive marriage to an al-Qaeda operative.The atrocities that Muslim women suffer in Afghanistan are "not just an Afghanistan phenomenon," Mohammed says. "It's not just a Taliban phenomenon. You can see the exact same things happening clearly in 50 Muslim-majority countries ... [and] in the West as well."On today's edition of "Problematic Women," Mohammed shares her take on the Biden administration's disastrous withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, and what it means for Afghan women. More broadly, she addresses the feminist movement's turning a blind eye to women who are fighting real oppression.Mohammed is author of the book “Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam” and the founder and president of the nonprofit Free Hearts Free Minds, which tries to help those living in a country that will persecute them for what they believe or who they love.Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Misterios
Informe Enigma T7 x 01: Especial 20 Aniversario de los Atentados del 11-S

Misterios

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 195:29


Sumario Informe Enigma Dirige y Presenta: Jorge Ríos Escúchanos cada viernes de 23:00h a 01:00h en directo en Radio Platja d'Aro. Contacto Yolanda Martínez: 647552954 Contacto StillNoufred Palamós: 629535811 Contacto Verde Limón Palamós: 609532867 1/ Cerca de 3.000 personas murieron hace 20 años cuando fanáticos con el sello de Al Qaeda golpearon el corazón de Estados Unidos. Lo que sucedió aquel martes, mientras el cielo de Nueva York estaba despejado, marcaría a toda una generación. Miles de vidas nunca volverían a ser iguales. Hoy, se cumplen veinte años de aquellos terribles atentados que cambiaron el curso de la historia para siempre, por ello, hemos querido contar con algunos de los mejores profesionales en la materia para intentar arrojar luz al mayor misterio del siglo XXI. Repasaremos con el piloto Iván Castro Palacios las supuestas “mentiras” más evidentes que se ocultan tras la versión oficial. El comandante Juan Reyes estará con nosotros para aportarnos detalles sobre los aviones que utilizaron los suicidas, aeronaves que él conocía muy bien ya que durante algún tiempo voló ese modelo de avión. También hablaremos con el comandante de aviación José Campos, quién habiendo sido piloto de la fuerza aérea, nos dará una visión muy distinta de la que conocemos entorno a la formación de los terroristas como pilotos y sobre los daños causados por los aviones. El perito náutico Fernando García Echegoyen estará en este especial 11-S para hablarnos del hundimiento del USS-Maine, para algunos, la prueba fragante de que los Estados Unidos no era la primera vez que cometían un atentado de falsa bandera. Le seguirá Frank Escandell, quién siendo ciudadano de los Estados Unidos y después de haber vivido en primera persona los atentados nos explicará que significaban los lugares escogidos por los terroristas y, si eran los más adecuados para hacer daño al país. Y, finalizamos nuestro primer capítulo con “Voces del Más Allá”. En está ocasión con Yolanda Martínez recordamos aquel 11-S de hace veinte años y rememoramos los mejores momentos de la sexta temporada.

SBS Spanish - SBS en español
Más allá del 9/11: Cómo queda el mundo tras la fallida “Guerra contra el terrorismo”

SBS Spanish - SBS en español

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 10:51


El ataque de Al-Qaeda contra las Torres Gemelas de Nueva York y el Pentágono que causó cerca de 3,000 muertos el 11 de septiembre de 2001, desató en represalia la llamada “Guerra contra el terrorismo”, iniciada por el entonces presidente, George Bush y que dio pie a la invasión de Afganistán e Irak. Tras 20 años del 9/11, el profesor Pablo Sapag analiza para SBS Spanish el resultado de esa guerra fallida y cómo queda la posición de Estados Unidos en el escenario internacional tras su caótica retirada de Afganistán.

The John Batchelor Show
1682: 4/4 #AfterAfghanistan @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 10:30


Photo: 4/4   #AfterAfghanistan: The awakened Al Qaeda.   @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/09/ayman-al-zawahiri-promotes-jerusalem-will-not-be-judaized-campaign-in-new-video.php

The John Batchelor Show
1682: 3/4 #AfterAfghanistan: What is ISIS to the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan? @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 13:10


Phnorto: 3/4   #AfterAfghanistan: What is ISIS to the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan?    @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/08/islamic-state-claims-credit-for-suicide-bombing-in-kabul.php

The News & Why It Matters
Ep 862 | YIKES! Biden LAUGHS While Saying al Qaeda Is ALREADY Back | Guest: Justin Haskins

The News & Why It Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 45:06


On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, President Biden mocks the resurgence of al Qaeda. And an ex-Obama CIA head says the Biden administration has "inspired jihadists all over the world." Can our allies trust us any more? Federal workers have to get the vaccine under Biden's new vaccine mandate. But do you know who doesn't? The elites in Congress! The leading voice of the #MeToo movement, Rose McGowan, came out in support of California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder. The people of Portland are starting to face the consequences of their efforts to defund the police. And lastly, HBO's Bill Maher seems to be getting more and more conservative by the day! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The CyberWire
The continuing problem of Meris and its bot-driven DDoS. Mustang Panda visits Indonesia. DPRK's social media battlespace prep. Al Qaeda marks 9/11's anniversary. And REvil seems to be back.

The CyberWire

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 22:34


The Meris botnet continues to disrupt New Zealand banks, and has turned up elsewhere, too. Mustang Panda compromised Indonesian government networks. North Korean operators are using social media to soften up their prospective targets. Al Qaeda sympathizers marked the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 by calling for--what else?--more 9/11s. Malek Ben Salem from Accenture on deep unlearning, our own Rick Howard is in, talking about the latest episode of CSO Perspectives on adversary playbooks, and REvil seems to be back in business after taking what some of its hoods call “a break.” For links to all of today's stories check out our CyberWire daily news briefing: https://www.thecyberwire.com/newsletters/daily-briefing/10/176

La Linterna
Recordamos la historia de Al Qaeda

La Linterna

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 9:33


The Ben Shapiro Show
Ep. 1336 - George W. Bush's Delusional 9/11 Call For Unity

The Ben Shapiro Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 50:24


Former President George W. Bush speaks at the 9/11 memorial in Shanksville and compares the January 6 rioters to the 9/11 terrorists; Joe Biden's surrender to Al Qaeda continues on 9/11; and Democrats turn to internecine warfare over their $3.5 trillion budget buster. Check out Debunked. Where Ben Shapiro exposes leftist fallacies in 15 minutes or less. Watch the full season available only on The Daily Wire: utm.io/uc9er  Subscribe to Morning Wire, Daily Wire's new morning news podcast, and get the facts first on the news you need to know: https://utm.io/udyIF

Fault Lines
Fault Lines: Remembering 9/11

Fault Lines

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 168:10


On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about how the US will deal with long-term COVID-19 as the possibility of beating the virus dims, some personal accounts of the events of September 11th, 2001, and the brutal retaliation from the United States for those attacks.Guests:Dr. Mikhail Kogan - Medical Director at the George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine | Vaccine Mandate and Combating DeltaJohn Kiriakou - Former CIA officer, host of The Backstory on Radio Sputnik | US Foreign Policy Inciting 9/11 Ted Rall- Political cartoonist and syndicated columnist | Retaliation from the United StatesIn the first hour Dr. Mikhail Kogan joined the show to talk about the future of Covid-19 in America. Dr. Kogan described a slow transition from “pandemic” into something more seasonal but never being eradicated. Could modern pollutants be contributing to declining immune system health?In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by John Kiriakou for a discussion on the cause of the attacks on September 11th 2001. John then gave his personal account of the horrors of this attack, watching the Pentagon burn and what his responsibilities were immediately after the incident.In the third hour Ted Rall joined the conversation to talk about the terrifying response that the United States had to the terrorist attack on 9/11. How did the common folk respond to the retaliation by America in the middle east?

AP Audio Stories
Al-Qaida chief appears in new video marking 9/11 anniversary

AP Audio Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 1:25


Hard Factor
9/13: Is Safe Moon Scamming Millions of Holders? A Crypto CTO Comes on to Discuss

Hard Factor

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 72:43


Fall is upon us as the NFL and college football is back. Crypto expert and CTO of Starship Jared Lutz comes on the show to discuss what the hell is going on with super popular defi coin Safemoon including three of their six team members leaving. Al Qaeda dropped a weird video with former leader Ayman al-Zawahiri who was reported to be dead and probably is, on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Tik Tok International Moment has stories in the Netherlands, Vancouver and Vatican City. 00:00:00 - Timestamps Cup of Coffee In The Big Time 00:04:55 - Fun Fact - American football was invented in 1882 and is a modified version of rugby 00:06:12 – Today's Holidays & Observances 00:09:37 – Today In History 00:12:44 - Honorable Mentions - Rose McGowan joins Larry Elders campaign for Governer 00:14:20 – #3 - Ben Affleck got his mojo back and looks happy and healthy with J-Lo 00:16:38 – #2 - The NFL is back! 00:24:33 – #1 - Senator Manchin is making the news rounds saying he's out on the 3.5 trillion dollar spending bill 00:28:40 – Safe Moon - what the hell is going on with Safe Moon. The price has tanked. The utility of a wallet never came to be and three of their six team members have left and disappeared. We bring on crypto expert and CTO of Starship to discuss 00:55:12 - Al Qaeda releases a video on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 of their former leader thought by all to be dead Ayman al-Zawahiri. Also the Taliban are not letting women learn in the same school as men anymore. They also will be taught different curriculums. TikTok International Moment 01:03:18 - Netherlands - Some Dutch guys robbed a toy store after crashing through it with their van 01:07:01 - Vancouver - A husband and father died in a freak accident at McDonalds 01:09:15 - Vatican City - The pope bought a bunch of prisoners in Rome gelato These stories and more… brought to you by our fantastic sponsors. Full Boar BBQ - Proof the American dream is still alive when you have a superior product mixed with unstoppable work ethic. What started with a group of high school friends trying their hand at a local BBQ competition has turned into a company that is trusted everywhere it is known to make you the star of your backyard. Hard Factor listeners get 10% off their entire order using promo code Factor at fullboarbbqproducts.com Talkspace - Match with a licensed therapist when you go to talkspace.com and get $100 off your first month with the promo code HARDFACTOR Lightstream - Lower your interest rate and save with a Credit Card Consolidation Loan from LightStream get a special interest rate discount and save even more by going to Lightstream.com/Factor Leave us a Voicemail at 512-270-1480 or or send us a voicememo to hardfactorvoicemail@gmail.com & leave a 5-Star review on Apple Pods to hear it on Friday's show

Congressional Dish
CD238: Losing Afghanistan

Congressional Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 97:18


The war in Afghanistan is over. In this episode, we document how and why the Biden administration finally admitted defeat in our 20 year attempt to create a new government in Afghanistan and we take a hard look at the lessons we need to learn. Afghanistan is a country in a far away land, but there are disturbing similarities between the Afghanistan government that just collapsed and our own. We'd be wise not to ignore them. Executive Producer: Rachel Passer Executive Producer: Anonymous  Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD236: January 6: The Capitol Riot CD218: Minerals are the New Oil CD210: The Afghanistan War CD124: The Costs of For-Profit War How We Got Here Craig Whitlock. The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War. Simon and Schuster, 2021. Patrick Tucker. August 18, 2021. “Trump's Pledge to Exit Afghanistan Was a Ruse, His Final SecDef Says.” Defense One. Eugene Kiely and Robert Farley. August 17, 2021. “Timeline of U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan.” FactCheck.org. Eric Schmitt and Jennifer Steinhauer. July 30, 2021. “Afghan Visa Applicants Arrive in U.S. After Years of Waiting.” The New York Times. Craig Whitlock, Leslie Shapiro and Armand Emamdjomeh. December 9, 2019. “The Afghanistan Papers: A secret history of the war.” The Washington Post. Mark Landler and James Risen. July 25, 2017. “Trump Finds Reason for the U.S. to Remain in Afghanistan: Minerals.” The New York Times. John F. Harris. October 15, 2001. “Bush Rejects Taliban Offer On Bin Laden ” Washington Post. The Evacuation: Those Left Behind William Mauldin. September 2, 2021. “Afghanistan Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Staff Left Behind.” Wall Street Journal. Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Annie Karni. August 29, 2021. “Series of U.S. Actions Left Afghan Allies Frantic, Stranded and Eager to Get Out.” The York Times. Sami Sadat. August 25, 2021. “I Commanded Afghan Troops This Year. We Were Betrayed.” The New York Times. Marjorie Censer. August 18, 2021. “US contractors rush to get former employees out of Afghanistan.” Defense News. Siobhan Hughes. August 18, 2021. “Afghanistan Veterans in Congress Trying to Prevent ‘a Death Warrant' for Helping America.” Wall Street Journal. Alex Sanz and Tammy Webber. August 18, 2021. “US friends try to rescue brother in arms in Afghanistan.” AP News. Seth Moulton. June 04, 2021. "Moulton, Bipartisan Honoring Our Promises Working Group to White House: Evacuate our Afghan Partners.” Contractors in Afghanistan Matt Taibbi. August 18, 2021. “We Failed Afghanistan, Not the Other Way Around.” TK News by Matt Taibbi on Substack. Jack Detsch. August 16, 2021. “Departure of Private Contractors Was a Turning Point in Afghan Military's Collapse.” Foreign Policy. Matt Stoller. July 15, 2021. “‘A Real S*** Show': Soldiers Angrily Speak Out about Being Blocked from Repairing Equipment by Contractors.” BIG by Matt Stoller. Lynzy Billing. May 12, 2021. “The U.S. Is Leaving Afghanistan? Tell That to the Contractors.” New York Magazine. Oren Liebermann. March 29, 2021. “Pentagon could open itself to costly litigation from contractors if US pulls out of Afghanistan this year.” CNN. Lucas Kunce and Elle Ekman. September 15, 2019. “Comment Submitted by Major Lucas Kunce and Captain Elle Ekman.” [Regulations.gov(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regulations.gov). Aaron Mehta. Oct 25, 2016. “30 Years: William Perry — Reshaping the Industry.” Defense News. Jared Serbu. August 22, 2016. “DoD now awarding more than half its contract spending without competitive bids.” Federal News Network. 41 U.S. Code § 3307 - Preference for commercial products and commercial services. Money: Lost and Gained David Moore. August 23, 2021. “Lawmakers Benefit From Booming Defense Stocks.” Sludge. Lee Fang. August 20, 2021. “Congressman Seeking to Relaunch Afghan War Made Millions in Defense Contracting.” The Intercept. Anna Massoglia and Julia Forrest. August 20, 2021. “Defense contractors spent big in Afghanistan before the U.S. left and the Taliban took control.” OpenSecrets.org. Stephen Losey. April 16, 2021. “The Bill for the Afghanistan War Is $2.26 Trillion, and Still Rising.” Military.com. Eli Clifton. February 16, 2021. “Weapons Biz Bankrolls Experts Pushing to Keep U.S. Troops in Afghanistan.” Daily Beast. Open Secrets. 2021. Defense: Lobbying, 2021. Open Secrets. 2021. Defense: Money to Congress. Laws S.1790 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 Sponsor: Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) Status: Became Public Law No: 116-92 on December 20, 2019 H.R. 3237: Emergency Security Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 Sponsor: Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Status: Signed into law, 2021 May 20 House Vote Breakdown Congressional Budget Office Score Law Outline TITLE IV: BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE GENERAL PROVISIONS EXTENSION AND MODIFICATION OF THE AFGHAN SPECIAL IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM Sec. 401: Amends the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 to expand eligibility to include Afghans who worked not only for the US Government for more than 1 year but also our allies as an off-base interpreter or if they performed "activities for United States military stationed at International Security Assistance Force (or any successor name for such Force). Increases the number of Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) to Afghan partners by 8,000, for a total of 34,500 allocated since December 19, 2014. Sec. 402: Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security and Secretary of state to jointly waive for 1 year (maximum 2 years with an extension) the requirement that Afghan partners eligible for SIVs get a medical exam before they can receive their visa. The Secretary of Homeland Security has to create a process to make sure Afghan SIV holders get a medical exam within 30 days of entry into the United States. Sec. 403: Allows the surviving spouse or child or employee of the United States Government abroad to be eligible for immigration into the United States if the employee worked for our government for at least 15 years or was killed in the line of duty. It also expands entry permissions for Afghan SIV applicants in addition to those who have already been approved. This is retroactive to June 30, 2021. Policies for Visa Processing: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Policy Manual, Chapter 9: Certain Afghan Nationals U.S Department of State -- Bureau of Consular Affairs. “Special Immigrant Visas for Afghans - Who Were Employed by/on Behalf of the U.S. Government.” Audio Sources Gen. Mark Milley: "There was nothing that I or anyone else saw that indicated a collapse of this army and this government in 11 days." August 18, 2021 General Mark Milley: The time frame of rapid collapse that was widely estimated and ranged from weeks to months, and even years following our departure, there was nothing that I or anyone else saw that indicated a collapse of this army and this government in 11 days. Central Command submitted a variety of plans that were briefed and approved by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of Defense and the President. These plans were coordinated, synchronized and rehearsed to deal with these various scenarios. One of those contingencies is what we are executing right now. As I said before, there's plenty of time to do AARs(After Action Reviews) and key lessons learned and to delve into these questions with great detail. But right now is not that time. Right now, we have to focus on this mission, because we have soldiers at risk. And we also have American citizens and Afghans who supported us for 20 years also at risk. This is personal and we're going to get them out. President Biden on Afghanistan Withdrawal Transcript July 8, 2021 Sound Clips 01:30 President Biden: When I announced our drawdown in April, I said we would be out by September, and we're on track to meet that target. Our military mission in Afghanistan will conclude on August 31. The drawdown is proceeding in a secure and orderly way, prioritizing the safety of our troops as they depart 3:40 President Biden: Together with our NATO allies and partners, we have trained and equipped nearly 300,000 current serving members of the military, the Afghan national security force, and many beyond that are no longer serving. Add to that hundreds of thousands more Afghan national defense and security forces trained over the last two decades. 04:04 President Biden: We provided our Afghan partners with all the tools, let me emphasize, all the tools -- training, equipment -- of any modern military. We provided advanced weaponry, and we're going to continue to provide funding and equipment and we'll ensure they have the capacity to maintain their Air Force. 5:54 President Biden: We're also going to continue to make sure that we take on Afghan nationals who worked side by side with US forces, including interpreters and translators. Since we're no longer going to have military there after this, we're not going to need them and they'll have no jobs. We're [sic] also going to be vital to our efforts. they've been very vital, and so their families are not exposed to danger as well. We've already dramatically accelerated the procedure time for Special Immigrant Visas to bring them to the United States. Since I was inaugurated on January 20, we've already approved 2,500 Special Immigrant Visas to come to the United States. Up to now, fewer than half have exercised the right to do that. Half have gotten on aircraft and come commercial flights and come and other half believe they want to stay, at least thus far. We're working closely with Congress to change the authorization legislation so that we can streamline the process of approving those visas. And those who have stood up for the operation to physically relocate 1000s of Afghans and their families before the US military mission concludes so that, if they choose, they can wait safely outside of Afghanistan, while their US visas are being processed. 8:13 President Biden: For those who have argued that we should stay just six more months, or just one more year, I asked them to consider the lessons of recent history. In 2011, the NATO allies and partners agreed that we would end our combat mission in 2014. In 2014, some argued one more year. So we kept fighting. We kept taking casualties. In 2015, the same, and on and on. Nearly 20 years of experience has shown us that the current security situation only confirms that just one more year of fighting in Afghanistan is not a solution, but a recipe for being there indefinitely. It's up to the Afghans to make the decision about the future of their country. Others are more direct. Their argument is that we should stay with the Afghans and Afghanistan indefinitely. In doing so they point to the fact that we we have not taken losses in this last year. So they claim that the cost of just maintaining the status quo is minimal. 9:19 President Biden: But that ignores the reality, and the facts that already presented on the ground in Afghanistan when I took office. The Taliban is at its strongest militarily since 2001. The number of US forces in Afghanistan had been reduced to a bare minimum. And the United States and the last administration made an agreement that they have to with the Taliban remove all our forces by May 1 of this year. That's what I inherited. That agreement was the reason the Taliban had ceased major attacks against US forces. 9:55 President Biden: If in April, I had instead announced that the United States was going to go back on that agreement, made by the last administration, the United States and allied forces will remain in Afghanistan for the foreseeable future, the Taliban would have again begun to target our forces. The status quo was not an option. Staying would have meant US troops taking casualties, American men and women back in the middle of a civil war, and we would run the risk of having to send more troops back in Afghanistan to defend our remaining troops. Once that agreement with the Taliban had been made, staying with a bare minimum force was no longer possible. 10:34 President Biden: So let me ask those who want us to stay: how many more? How many 1000s more Americans' daughters and sons are you willing to risk? How long would you have them stay? Already we have members of our military whose parents fought in Afghanistan 20 years ago. Would you send their children and their grandchildren as well? Would you send your own son or daughter? After 20 years, a trillion dollars spent training and equipping hundreds of 1000s of Afghan National Security and Defence Forces. 2,448 Americans killed, 20,722 more wounded, and untold 1000s coming home with unseen trauma to their mental health. I will not send another generation of Americans to war in Afghanistan with no reasonable expectation of achieving a different outcome. 11:51 President Biden: Today the terrorist threat has metastasized beyond Afghanistan. So, we are repositioning our resources and adapting our counterterrorism posture to meet the threats where they are now: significantly higher in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. 12:07 President Biden: But make no mistake, our military and intelligence leaders are confident they have the capabilities to protect the homeland and our interests from any resurgent terrorist challenge emerging or emanating from Afghanistan. We're developing a counterterrorism over-the-horizon capability that will allow us to keep our eyes firmly fixed at any direct threat to the United States in the region and act quickly and decisively if needed. 12:38 President Biden: We also need to focus on shoring up America's core strengths to meet the strategic competition competition with China and other nations that is really going to determine our future. 14:58 Reporter: Is the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan now inevitable? President Biden: No. It is not. Because you have the Afghan troops, 300,000. Well equipped, as well equipped as any army in the world, and an air force against something like 75,000 Taliban. It is not inevitable. 15:45 President Biden: Do I trust the Taliban? No, but I trust the capacity of the Afghan military who is better trained, better equipped, and more competent in terms of conducting war. 18:07 Reporter: Your own intelligence community has assessed that the Afghan government will likely collapse President Biden: That is not true 18:53 President Biden: And I want to make clear what I made clear to Ghani, that we are not going to walk away and not sustain their ability to maintain that force. We are. We're going to also work to make sure we help them in terms of everything from food necessities and other things in the region. But there is not a conclusion that in fact, they cannot defeat the Taliban. I believe the only way there's going to be -- this is now Joe Biden, not the intelligence community -- the only way there's only going to be peace and secure in Afghanistan, is that they work out a modus vivendi with the Taliban, and they make a judgement as to how they can make peace. And the likelihood there's going to be one unified government in Afghanistan, controlling the whole country is highly unlikely. 21:30 Reporter: Mr. President, how serious was the corruption among the Afghanistan government to this mission failing there? President Biden: First of all, the mission hasn't failed yet. 22:00 President Biden: There were going to be negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan national security forces, and the Afghan government that didn't come to fruition. So the question now is where do they go from here? The jury is still out, but the likelihood there's going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely. 23:20 Reporter: Mr. President, "speed is safety," as you just said in your remarks. Are you satisfied with the timeline of relocating Afghan nationals? Is it happening quickly enough to your satisfaction if it may not happen until next month at the end? President Biden: It has already happened, there have already been people, about 1000 people have gotten on aircraft and come to the United States already on commercial aircraft. So as I said, there's over 2500 people, that as from January to now, have have gotten those visas and only half decided that they wanted to leave. The point is that I think the whole process has to be speeded up -- period -- in terms of being able to get these visas. Reporter: Why can't the US evacuate these Afghan translators to the United States to await their visa processing as some immigrants of the southern border have been allowed to? President Biden: Because the law doesn't allow that to happen. And that's why we're asking the Congress to consider changing the law. President Biden Remarks on Afghanistan Strategy Transcript April 14, 2021 Sound Clips 00:38 President Biden: I'm speaking to you today from the Roosevelt -- the Treaty room in the White House -- the same spot where in October of 2001, President George W. Bush informed our nation that the United States military had begun strikes on terrorist training camps in Afghanistan. It was just weeks, just weeks after the terrorist attack on our nation that killed 2,977 innocent souls, that turned Lower Manhattan into a disaster area, destroyed parts of the Pentagon and made hallowed ground in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and sparked an American promise that we would never forget. We went to Afghanistan in 2001, to root out al Qaeda to prevent future terrorist attacks against the United States planned from Afghanistan. Our objective was clear, the cause was just, our NATO allies and partners rallied beside us. And I supported that military action along with the overwhelming majority of the members of Congress. More than seven years later, in 2008 weeks before we swore the oath of office -- President Obama and I were about to swear -- President Obama asked me to travel to Afghanistan and report back on the state of the war in Afghanistan. I flew to Afghanistan to the Kunar Valley, a rugged, mountainous region on the border of Pakistan. What I saw on that trip reinforced my conviction that only the Afghans have the right and responsibility to lead their country. And that more and endless American military force could not create or sustain a durable Afghan Government. I believed that our presence in Afghanistan should be focused on the reason we went in the first place: to ensure Afghanistan would not be used as a base from which to attack our homeland again. We did that, we accomplished that objective. I said, along with others, we would follow Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell if need be. That's exactly what we did. And we got him. It took us close to 10 years to put President Obama's commitment into form. And that's exactly what happened Osama bin Laden was gone. That was 10 years ago. Think about that. We delivered justice to Bin Laden a decade ago. And we've stayed in Afghanistan for a decade since. Since then, our reasons for remaining in Afghanistan have become increasingly unclear, even as the terrorist threat that we went to fight evolved. Over the past 20 years, the threat has become more dispersed, metastasizing around the globe. Al Shabaab in Somalia, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, on Al Nusra in Syria, ISIS attempting to create a caliphate in Syria and Iraq and establishing affiliates in multiple countries in Africa and Asia. With the terror threat now in many places, keeping 1000s of troops grounded and concentrated in just one country at a cost of billions each year makes little sense to me and our leaders. We cannot continue the cycle of extending or expanding our military presence in Afghanistan, hoping to create ideal conditions for the withdraw and expecting a different result. I'm now the fourth United States President to preside over American troop presence in Afghanistan: two Republicans, two Democrats. I will not pass this responsibility on to a fifth. After consulting closely with our allies and partners, with our military leaders and intelligence personnel, with our diplomats and our development experts, with the Congress and the Vice President, as well as with Mr. Ghani and many others around the world. I concluded that it's time to end America's longest war. It's time for American troops to come home. 5:01 President Biden: When I came to office, I inherited a diplomatic agreement, duly negotiated between the government of the United States and the Taliban, that all US forces would be out of Afghanistan by May 1 2021, just three months after my inauguration. That's what we inherited. That commitment is perhaps not what I would have negotiated myself, but it was an agreement made by the United States government. And that means something. So in keeping with that agreement, and with our national interest, the United States will begin our final withdrawal beginning on May 1 of this year. 8:11 President Biden: You all know that less than 1% of Americans serve in our Armed Forces. The remaining 99%, we owe them. We owe them. They've never backed down from a single mission that we've asked of them. I've witnessed their bravery firsthand during my visits to Afghanistan. They've never wavered in their resolve. They paid a tremendous price on our behalf and they have the thanks of a grateful nation. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) High-Risk List Center for Strategic and International Studies Transcript March 10, 2021 Speaker: John Sopko - Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Sound Clips 7:40 John Sopko: But right now, that state is under threat. In the wake of the February 2020 withdrawal agreement, all is not well. Compromise appears in short supply on either side. Taliban attacks have actually increased since the agreement was signed. Assassination of prominent officials, activists, journalists, aid workers and others have also increased, including an unsuccessful attack on one of the female members of the peace negotiating team. And the Taliban offensive on Kandahar city last October, as peace negotiations were ongoing, may well have succeeded, were it not for U.S. air support. Peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban have achieved little for Afghanistan so far, and only time will tell as to whether the new Biden administration initiative will bear fruit. And the Afghan people's fears for its own government survival are exacerbated by the knowledge of how dependent their country is on foreign military and financial support. 12:56 John Sopko: Another equally serious threat to Afghanistan's stability has also largely been ignored as we focus on the boots on the ground in Afghanistan. And that is the provision of last year's U.S.-Taliban agreement that stipulates that in addition to the departure of U.S. and coalition troops, or non-diplomatic civilian personnel: private security contractors, trainers, advisors, and supporting service personnel also must leave the country by May 1. Should this come to passSIGAR and many others believe this may be more devastating to the effectiveness of the Afghan security forces than the withdrawal of our remaining troops. Why is that? Because the Afghan government relies heavily on these foreign contractors and trainers to function. In the first quarter of fiscal year 2021 there are over 18,000 Defense Department contractors in Afghanistan, including 6000 Americans, and 7,000 3rd country nationals, 40% of whom are responsible for logistics, maintenance, or training tasks. Now, it is well known that the Afghan security forces need these contractors to maintain their equipment, manage supply chains, and train their military and police to operate the advanced equipment that we have purchased for them. For example, as of December, the Afghan National Army was completing just under 20% of its own maintenance work orders, well below the goal of 80% that was set and the 51% that they did in 2018. So that's actually going down. The Afghan National Police were just as bad if not worse, undertaking only 12% of their own maintenance work against a target of 35% and less than the 16% that we reported in our 2019 high risk list. Additionally, and more troubling. The Department of Defense does train, advise and assist command air, or commonly called TAC air recently reported that since late 2019, they have reduced their personnel in Afghanistan by 94%, and that the military drawdown now requires near total use of contract support to maintain the Afghan Air fleet. They assess that quote “further drawdown in the associated closure basis will effectively end all in country aviation training contracts in Afghanistan.” Again, why is this significant? Why do we view this as a high risk? Namely because contractors currently provide 100% of the maintenance for the Afghan Air Force, UAE 60 helicopters and CE 130 cargo aircraft and a significant portion of Afghans Light Combat Support aircraft. TAC air this January gave a bleak assessment, namely, that no Afghan airframe can be sustained as combat effective for more than a few months in the absence of contractor support. 17:51 John Sopko: Continued funding for U.S. reconstruction programs aimed at promoting economic development, rule of law, respect for human rights, good governance and security for the Afghan people may be more significant, because it may be the primary lever left for the US and other donors to influence that country. It appears that even the Taliban understand Afghanistan's dire need for foreign assistance. Because, as one of the few commitments that the US had to make last year was, “to seek economic cooperation for reconstruction, with the new post settlement, Afghan Islamic government.” Now how much the donor community wishes to stay involved will of course depend on what that government looks like and how it behaves. Numerous officials, including then Secretary of State Pompeo and Ambassador Halley, have stated that the US will be able to advance its human rights goals, including the rights of women and girls with the Taliban by leveraging or conditioning this much needed financial assistance. But unfortunately, as SIGAR has long reported, even when conditionality involved only dealing with the Afghan government, donors do not have a stellar record of successfully utilizing that conditionality to influence Afghan behavior. 27:19 John Sopko: Today our report suggests the donor community should realize the Afghan government is focused on a single goal, its survival. Afghanistan is more dependent on international support than ever before. It may not be an overstatement that if foreign assistance is withdrawn and peace negotiations fail, Taliban forces could be at the gates of Kabul in short order. Hearing: A PATHWAY FOR PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN: EXAMINING THE FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE AFGHANISTAN STUDY GROUP House Committee on Oversight and Reform: Subcommittee on National Security February 19, 2021 Testimony was heard from the following Afghanistan Study Group officials: Kelly A. Ayotte, Co-Chair; News Corp Board of Directors since April 2017 BAE Systems Board of Directors since June 2017 Blackstone Board of Directors Boston Properties Board of Directors Caterpillar Board of Directors Board of Advisors at Cirtronics General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. (Retired), Co-Chair Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Obama and Trump presidencies. Lockheed Martin Board of Directors since February 2020 Nancy Lindborg, Co-Chair President and CEO of the David Lucile Packard Foundation Former President and CEO of the US Institute for Peace Former Assistant Administrator for the bureau for democracy conflict and humanitarian assistance at USAID During the mid-Obama years. Sound Clips 3:13 Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA): I'd also like to take a moment to thank the nonpartisan US Institute of Peace for the support and expertise they provided to the study group during the course of its work. 3:23 Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA): In the fiscal year 2020 omnibus bill Congress led by Senator Graham Senator Patrick Leahy and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee of state foreign ops and related programs. They tasked the independent and bipartisan Afghanistan study group to quote, consider the implications of a peace settlement or the failure to reach a settlement on US policy, resources and commitments in Afghanistan. After nearly nine months of review and consultation with current and former US and Afghan government officials, allies and partners and other key stakeholders, the Afghanistan study group issued its final report earlier this month. 15:12 Kelly Ayotte: We recommend that US troops remain beyond may 1. We believe a precipitous withdrawal of US and international troops in May, would be catastrophic for Afghanistan, leading to civil war, and allow the reconstitution of terror groups which threaten the United States within an 18 to 36 month period. 15:41 Kelly Ayotte: Let me be clear, although we recommend that our troops remain beyond may 1, we propose a new approach toward Afghanistan, which aligns our policies, practices and messaging across the United States government to support the Afghan peace process, rather than prosecute a war. Our troops would remain not to fight a forever war, but to guarantee the conditions for a successful peace process and to protect our national security interests to ensure that Afghanistan does not become a haven again, for terrorists who threaten the United States of America. 37:15 General Joseph F. Dunford: Do we need to increase forces if the Taliban don't accept an extension past the first of May, and if they then would re initiate attacks against US forces? and Chairman, we heard exactly what you heard. In the fall. What we were told by commanders on the ground in the department of fence was that 4500 US forces, in addition to the NATO forces that are there was the minimum level to address both the mission as well as protection of our forces in the context of the conditions that existed in the fall in as you've highlighted, those conditions have only gotten worse since the fall so in in our judgment 2500 would not be adequate. Should the Taliban re initiate attacks against the United States Hearing: Examining the Trump Administration's Afghanistan Strategy House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Subcommittee on National Security January 28, 2020 Witness: John Sopko - Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) Sound Clips 48:54 John Sopko: We've almost created a system that forces people in the government to give happy talk success stories because they're over there on very short rotations. They want to show success. The whole system is almost geared to give you, and it goes up the chain of command, all the way to the President sometimes. He gets bad information from people out in the field because somebody on a nine month rotation, he has to show success, and that goes up. 54:24 John Sopko: Maybe incentivize honesty. And one of the proposals I gave at that time,be cause I was asked by the staff to come up with proposals, is put the same requirement on the government that we impose on publicly traded corporations. Publicly traded corporations have to tell the truth. Otherwise the SEC will indict the people involved. They have to report when there's a significant event. So put that onus, call it The Truth in Government Act if you want, that you in the administration are duty bound by statute to alert Congress to significant events that could directly negatively impact a program or process. So incentivize honesty. 1:10:25 John Sopko: Over 70% of the Afghan budget comes from the United States and the donors. If that money ended, I have said before and I will stand by it, then the Afghan government will probably collapse. Wartime Contracting Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs September 21, 2011 Witnesses: Charles Tiefer: Commissioner on the Commission on Wartime Contracting Clark Kent Ervin: Commissioner on the Commission on Wartime Contracting Sound Clips 1:11:30 Charles Tiefer: Our private security in Afghanistan appears to be a major source of payoffs to the Taliban. Our report has the first official statement that it's the second-largest source of money for the Taliban. Sen. Carl Levin: After drugs. Charles Tiefer: After drugs, that's right. 1:25:18 Clark Kent Ervin: It's critical that the government have a choice, and that means that there needs to be at least a small and expandable, organic capacity on the part of these three agencies to perform missions themselves, so the next time there's a contingency, the government has a choice between going with contractors and going in-house and the determination can be made whether it's more effective to do it either way, whether it's cheaper to do it either way. As we said at the inception, right now the government doesn't have an option. Contractors are the default option because they're the only option. President George W. Bush announces U.S. Military Strikes on Afghanistan October 7, 2001 President George W. Bush: Good afternoon. On my orders, the United States military has begun strikes against Al-Qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. These carefully targeted actions are designed to disrupt the use of Afghanistan as a terrorist base of operations and to attack the military capability of the Taliban regime. More than two weeks ago, I gave Taliban leaders a series of clear and specific demands: close terrorist training camps, hand over leaders of the Al-Qaeda network, and return all foreign nationals including American citizens unjustly detained in your country. None of these demands were met and now the Taliban will pay a price by destroying camps and disrupting communications. We will make it more difficult for the terror network to train new recruits and coordinate their evil plans. ** International Campaign Against Terrorism Senate Foreign Relations Committee October 25, 2001 Witness: Colin Powell: Secretary of State Sound Clip 27:00 Colin Powell: Our work in Afghanistan though, is not just of a military nature. We recognize that when the Al Qaeda organization has been destroyed in Afghanistan, and as we continue to try to destroy it in all the nations in which it exists around the world, and when the Taliban regime has gone to its final reward, we need to put in place a new government in Afghanistan, one that represents all the people of Afghanistan and one that is not dominated by any single powerful neighbor, but instead is dominated by the will of the people of Afghanistan. Executive Producer Recommendations Elect Stephanie Gallardo 2022 Krystal Kyle and Friends. August 21, 2021. “Episode 35 Audio with Matthew Hoh.” Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

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The Jaipur Dialogues
Various Faces of 9/11 - स्वामी विवेकानंद, अल क़ायदा

The Jaipur Dialogues

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 15:47


9/11 is not known just for the WTC attack by Al Qaeda, but also for the soul stirring address to the World Parliament of Religion in 1893 by Swami Vivekananda. Sanjay Dixit contrasts the two events and anchors the future of the world with Sanatana values.

Face the Nation on the Radio
Face the Nation on the Radio 9/12

Face the Nation on the Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 45:53


On this week's "Face the Nation," we'll discuss President Biden's new vaccine requirements with former FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb. Meanwhile, the GOP plans to sue the Biden administration over the president's executive orders to require Covid vaccinations for as many as 100 million people in the US. GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel will tell us why she thinks the mandate is “unconstitutional.” With CDC data showing child hospital admissions are higher in states with lower population vaccination, how are hospitals dealing with the surge in pediatric patients? We'll hear from Texas Children's Hospital Pathologist-In-Chief Dr. James Versalovic. Kids comprise more than one in four new COVID-19 cases across the U.S. New reports indicate the Pfizer vaccine could be approved by the FDA for use in children between 5-11 by the end of October. CBS's Mark Strassmann reports. There are concerns mounting on Capitol Hill about an upcoming right-wing rally in the nation's capital, how are lawmakers preparing for potential unrest following the January 6 attack? We'll talk ton Rep. Liz Cheney. (R-WY.) According to U.S intelligence officials, the Taliban claiming victory in Afghanistan is emboldening jihadist extremists and fueling propaganda. Charlie D'Agata reports that sources on the ground say "al Qaeda is intrinsically linked with the Taliban." The FBI released a report Saturday that shows September 11 hijackers had contact with Saudi Arabia associates in the U.S., though it did not include evidence that the Saudi gov't was complicit. Holly Williams is in Riyadh with a look at how the country is fighting extremism. CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) discuss the fight against terrorism 20 years after 9/11.Finally, 20 years ago, the terror attacks on 9/11 illustrated some of the worst humanity has to offer. But in reaction, some of the best -- courage in the face of danger, unity at an intensely divisive moment. "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan has more on how a politically divided US could use more unity today.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Radio Platja d'aro, Informe Enigma
T7 x 01 *Especial 20 Aniversario de los Atentados del 11-S*

Radio Platja d'aro, Informe Enigma

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 195:29


Sumario Informe Enigma Dirige y Presenta: Jorge Ríos Escúchanos cada viernes de 23:00h a 01:00h en directo en Radio Platja d'Aro. Contacto Yolanda Martínez: 647552954 Contacto StillNoufred Palamós: 629535811 Contacto Verde Limón Palamós: 609532867 1/ Cerca de 3.000 personas murieron hace 20 años cuando fanáticos con el sello de Al Qaeda golpearon el corazón de Estados Unidos. Lo que sucedió aquel martes, mientras el cielo de Nueva York estaba despejado, marcaría a toda una generación. Miles de vidas nunca volverían a ser iguales. Hoy, se cumplen veinte años de aquellos terribles atentados que cambiaron el curso de la historia para siempre, por ello, hemos querido contar con algunos de los mejores profesionales en la materia para intentar arrojar luz al mayor misterio del siglo XXI. Repasaremos con el piloto Iván Castro Palacios las supuestas “mentiras” más evidentes que se ocultan tras la versión oficial. El comandante Juan Reyes estará con nosotros para aportarnos detalles sobre los aviones que utilizaron los suicidas, aeronaves que él conocía muy bien ya que durante algún tiempo voló ese modelo de avión. También hablaremos con el comandante de aviación José Campos, quién habiendo sido piloto de la fuerza aérea, nos dará una visión muy distinta de la que conocemos entorno a la formación de los terroristas como pilotos y sobre los daños causados por los aviones. El perito náutico Fernando García Echegoyen estará en este especial 11-S para hablarnos del hundimiento del USS-Maine, para algunos, la prueba fragante de que los Estados Unidos no era la primera vez que cometían un atentado de falsa bandera. Le seguirá Frank Escandell, quién siendo ciudadano de los Estados Unidos y después de haber vivido en primera persona los atentados nos explicará que significaban los lugares escogidos por los terroristas y, si eran los más adecuados para hacer daño al país. Y, finalizamos nuestro primer capítulo con “Voces del Más Allá”. En está ocasión con Yolanda Martínez recordamos aquel 11-S de hace veinte años y rememoramos los mejores momentos de la sexta temporada.

Rear Vision - ABC RN
The September 11 attacks—rumours, conspiracy theories and the day that changed aviation forever

Rear Vision - ABC RN

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 29:04


Almost three thousand people died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States. All planes were grounded and rumours and conspiracy theories swept the internet as a shocked nation tried to make sense of what happened.

Casus Belli Podcast
CBP #219 Ataque del 11-S - 20 años

Casus Belli Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 317:09


Una jornada negra que marcó un hito para el cambio de ciclo. El escenario cambió, el enemigo se descubrió, y los intereses se ramificaron. Los Estados Unidos tocados en su propio territorio, con sus símbolos caídos, de la manera más inhumana. Se conmemoran 20 años del ataque a las Torres Gemelas por Al Qaeda, apadrinados en su momento por los que hace pocos días recuperaron Afganistán. Por 📽️ Eligio Montero, 🏍️ Julio Caronte, 🚴 Esaú Rodríguez, 🦕 Antonio Gómez y 👨‍🚀 Dani CarAn Produce 👨‍🚀 Dani CarAn Edita 🛠️ Pod Factory http://podfactory.es ⭐ Casus Belli Podcast forma parte de 📀 Ivoox Originals. ⭐ Casus Belli Podcast pertenece a 🏭 Factoría Casus Belli. 👉https://podcastcasusbelli.com 👉En Facebook, nuestra página es @casusbellipodcast https://www.facebook.com/CasusBelliPodcast 👉En Instagram estamos como @casusbellipodcast https://www.instagram.com/casusbellipodcast 👉En Twitter estamos como @casusbellipod @CasusBelliPod 👉Telegram, nuestro canal es @casusbellipodcast https://t.me/casusbellipodcast 👨‍💻Nuestro chat del canal es https://t.me/aviones10 La música aparecida en este episodio lo hacen bajo la licencia privada de Jamendo Music, Epidemic Sound, o licencia global contratada y gestionada por IVOOX (SGAE RRDD/4/1074/1012), para el uso de "música comercial" del repertorio de la Sociedad de Gestión. El resto de música es bajo licencia Creative Commons 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/ ⚛️ El logotipo de Carros 10 y de la Factoría Casus Belli están diseñados por Publicidad Fabián publicidadfabian@yahoo.es 📧¿Queréis contarnos algo? También puedes escribirnos a casus.belli.pod@gmail.com Si te ha gustado, y crees que nos lo merecemos, nos sirve mucho que nos des un like, ya que nos da mucha visibilidad. Muchas gracias por escucharnos, y hasta la próxima. Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals

Corbett Report Videos
False Flags: The Secret History of Al Qaeda — Part 1: Origin Story

Corbett Report Videos

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 76:19


The Corbett Report Podcast
Episode 407 – False Flags: The Secret History of Al Qaeda — Part 1: Origin Story

The Corbett Report Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 76:19


The Daily
Special Episode: What Does It Mean to 'Never Forget'?

The Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 12:50


Two planes hijacked by Al Qaeda pierced the north and south towers of the World Trade Center. A third slammed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. A fourth crashed in an open field outside Shanksville, Pa. All in less than 90 minutes.What, exactly, do you remember? What stories do you tell when a casual conversation morphs into a therapy session? What stories do you keep to yourself? And what instantly transports you back to that deceptively sunny Tuesday morning?In a study of more than 3,000 people, what distinguished the memories of Sept. 11, when compared with ordinary autobiographical memories, was the extreme confidence that people had developed in their altered remembrances.Dan Barry, a longtime Times reporter, remembered “the acrid smell of loss drifting uptown through the newsroom's open windows. The landfill. The funerals.” Today, he shares an essay about the effects of time on those memories.This story was written and narrated by Dan Barry. To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.

De Correspondent
Marc Chavannes - 11 september 2001: de dag dat angst beleid werd

De Correspondent

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 17:46


Duizenden doden en miljoenen angstigen – voor Al-Qaeda waren de aanslagen van 11 september 2001 volkomen geslaagd. Een war on terror volgde. Net als moeizame pogingen een wereldorde te herstellen die er al steeds minder was. Politiek Dagboek over de blijvende gevolgen van 9/11. Lees hier het artikel: https://decorrespondent.nl/12738/11-september-2001-de-dag-dat-angst-beleid-werd/2778105854436-bfc66bfb ***Nieuw: de Correspondent-luisterapp! Vanaf nu kun je voor de beste  en meest privacyvriendelijke luisterervaring terecht in de  Correspondent-app. Ontdek 500+ shows en verhalen en ga in gesprek met je  favoriete correspondenten. Download de app snel in de app-store! Geen  lid? Maak ook onafhankelijke journalistiek mogelijk en krijg toegang tot  de app: corr.es/wordlid. *** Productie : Julius van Ijperen, Kerem Özilhan en Jacco Prantl Voor vragen, opmerkingen of suggesties mail naar post@decorrespondent.nl

SBS French - SBS en français
Retro : 11 septembre 2001 - Les attentats du 11 septembre

SBS French - SBS en français

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 7:37


Nous sommes le 11 septembre...C'était donc il y a 20 ans jour pour jour...Le 11 septembre 2001... Les Etats-Unis étaient frappés en plein cœur par des attaques terroristes.... Du groupe Al Qaida d'Oussama Ben Laden.Les tours du World Trade Center qui s'effondrent à New York... Après avoir été percutées par deux avions de ligne... Près de 3000 morts...C'est notre retro sonore avec des supports de l'INA et du journal Le Monde

Skullduggery
The Lessons of 9/11 (with Kristen Breitweiser & Karen Greenberg)

Skullduggery

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 69:34


On that gorgeous Tuesday morning twenty years ago, Kristen Breitweiser was one of thousands who's lives were shattered forever. Her husband Ron, a Senior VP at a brokerage firm was working on the 94th floor of the World Trade Center South Tower when Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked the plane that crashed into the building. The second wave of a terrorist attack that killed nearly three thousand. Breitweiser soon emerged as one of the most outspoke 9/11 family members, a trained lawyer that prodded lawmakers to create the national commission to investigate the attack. And ever since she's embarked on a tireless campaign demanding accountability for the terrorists and for those in authority who allowed the attack to happen. As the country commemorates the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, we talked to Breitweiser about her own recollections of that terrible day and what still needs to be done. And then we talked to Karen Greenberg, Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law, and the author of a new book about how 9/11 transformed the country's politics. GUESTS:Kristen Breitweiser (@kdbreitweiser), 9/11 widow and activist, widely credited with forcing the creation of the 9/11 CommissionKaren Greenberg (@KarenGreenberg3), Director @CNSFordhamLaw, Author of new book Subtle Tools, Host @VI_PodcastCNS.HOSTS:Michael Isikoff (@Isikoff), Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo NewsDaniel Klaidman (@dklaidman), Editor in Chief, Yahoo NewsVictoria Bassetti (@VBass), fellow, Brennan Center for Justice (contributing co-host) RESOURCES:Kristen Breitweiser's op-ed for The Intercept: My Husband Died on 9/11. I'm Still Waiting for a Trial of His Killers. Here.Karen Greenberg's new book Subtle Tools. Here. Follow us on Twitter: @SkullduggeryPodListen and subscribe to "Skullduggery" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.Email us with feedback, questions or tips: SkullduggeryPod@yahoo.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

7am
Generation 9/11: A soldier, a refugee and a Muslim Australian

7am

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 21:17


Twenty years ago the terrorist group Al-Qaeda hijacked four planes, flying them into New York City's World Trade Center and the Pentagon, killing nearly 3000 people.The September 11 attacks, and the war on terror that followed, changed the world.They ushered in a new era of global conflict, domestic terror threats, counter-terrorism laws and Islamophobia. Two decades on the legacy of the attacks still reverberates all over the world.Today, Osman Faruqi speaks to three people whose lives were changed forever by 9/11.Guests:Rana Hussain, diversity and inclusion manager at Cricket AustraliaBill Capstick, former soldier who served in AfghanistanZaki Haidari, Hazara refugee from AfghanistanStay in touch with us on Twitter and Instagram See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Cinco continentes
Cinco continentes - Loretta Napoleoni: "El error de EEUU fue manipular el 11-S para establecer su hegemonía en la región"

Cinco continentes

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 15:59


Con motivo del 20 aniversario de los atentados del 11-S conversamos con la economista italiana Loretta Napoleoni, experta en terrorismo internacional y blanqueo de capitales. Napoleoni habla de cómo la reacción de Estados Unidos fue errónea, por lo que hoy el terrorismo internacional es más fuerte que hace 20 años, incluso en países como Iraq donde antes no tenía presencia. Analizamos también las fuentes de financiación de Al Qaeda, el Daesh y de los talibanes. El nuevo emirato de Afganistán no sólo se beneficia económicamente de los cultivos de opio, sino que acaba de hacerse con el control de los yacimientos de litio y otros metales raros. Escuchar audio

Bookstack
Episode 36: Toby Harnden on the CIA's mission in Afghanistan

Bookstack

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 34:07


Welcome back, dear listeners, to Season Two of Bookstack! With the twentieth anniversary of the Al Qaeda terror attacks on New York and Washington approaching this weekend, our host Richard Aldous sat down with author Toby Harnden to discuss his new book First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11.

POLITICO Dispatch
‘It was a mistake': The 9/11 response reconsidered

POLITICO Dispatch

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 15:46


After 20 years to think it over, many of the architects of the post-9/11 world would have done some things differently. POLITICO's Daniel Lippman explains what he learned from conversations with the officials behind America's response, including former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff and former Deputy Director of the CIA John McLaughlin. Plus, the DOJ sues Texas over its restrictive abortion law. And the FDA says more than 5 million electronic cigarettes must be taken off the market. Daniel Lippman covers the White House and Washington for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio.

Witness History
9/11: The backlash against American Muslims

Witness History

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 11:55


In the Aftermath of the Al Qaeda attacks against America on September 11th 2001, many Muslims living in the US had their allegiance to America questioned. In the days after 9/11 all over America hate crimes against Muslims and anyone perceived to be Muslims soared. In 2001, according to crime statistics by the FBI, hate crimes against Muslims and Arabs in the US increased by 1,700 percent. Stories about Muslim women in hijabs and Muslim men with beards being attacked became commonplace. Farhana Haider has been speaking to Kevin James, a Muslim first responder who was at Ground Zero in New York immediately after the attacks. Photo: Nadia Nawaz holds a sign remembering the victims of the attack. Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images

The Philosopher & The News
Quassim Cassam & Extremism

The Philosopher & The News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 56:22


This month marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the day two planes, hijacked by members of Al Qaeda, flew into the world trade centre in New York City, killing thousands. A third plane hijacked plane crashed into the Pentagon that day, the headquarters of the US military, while a fourth crashed in Pennsylvania, after its passengers managed to divert it from its original target.  A 20-year war in Afghanistan was supposed to have eradicated Al Qaeda and Islamic terrorism, but last month, as the United States army was evacuating its personnel and allies from Kabul airport, ISIS K, a different Islamist terrorist  organisation, attacked the airport with suicide bombers, killing at least 60 civilians and 13 US troops.  Is it the willingness to use violence what defines an extremist? Or is it perhaps their extreme ideas, occupying the far ends of the ideological spectrums of politics and religion? Can the status quo ever be considered extremist? And what do people mean when they say that extremes meet - that extremists of all political orientations and religions have something deep in common? Quassim Cassam is professor of philosophy at the University of Warwick, and author of the just published book Extremism: A Philosophical Analysis. Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. This podcast is created in partnership with The Philosopher, the UK's longest running public philosophy journal. Check out the autumn season of online philosophy webinars: https://www.thephilosopher1923.org Artwork by Nick HallidayMusic by Rowan Mcilvride

Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey
Ep 485 | Can a 9/11 Survivor Forgive Al Qaeda? | Guest: Sen. Brian Birdwell

Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 63:36


Today we're talking to Texas Senator Brian Birdwell, a survivor of the 9/11 terror attack on the Pentagon. Sen. Birdwell recounts his struggle for survival on that day and shares some of his thoughts on what's going on in the current cultural and political climate. WARNING: Part of Sen. Birdwell's story includes graphic details of the injuries he sustained on 9/11. --- Today's Sponsors: Patriot Mobile has the courage to stand up for America, for Christian values, & our Constitution, plus they have special discounts for veterans and First Responders. Go to PatriotMobile.com/ALLIE to get your free activation with the offer code 'ALLIE'. Raycon work earbuds boast a 32-hour battery life, plus they're super comfortable, with a soft velvet finish & memory foam ear tips. Right now, go to BuyRaycon.com/ALLIEWORK to get 15% off your order! Good Ranchers has traveled the US, meeting with actual farmers that raise the livestock to ensure the product they're sending you is the very best American craft beef and better-than-organic chicken. Go to GoodRanchers.com/ALLIE & use code 'ALLIE' at checkout to save 20% on each box of mouth-watering meals, plus get an additional $20 off & free express shipping! --- Buy Allie's book, You're Not Enough (& That's Okay): Escaping the Toxic Culture of Self-Love: https://alliebethstuckey.com/book Relatable merchandise: https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
Three Martini Lunch: Same Old COVID Agenda, Blinken Projects Weakness, Biden's Dumb Travel Ban

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021


Join Jim and Greg as Jim sizes up Pres. Biden’s latest COVID strategy as “same as the old one only louder.” They also shudder at the weakness the U.S. is projecting around the world, most recently through the painfully pathetic statements of Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin and Sec. of State Antony Blinken. And they hammer […]

Today in Focus
Al-Qaida's road to 9/11 – and why it was never finally defeated

Today in Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 37:10


Few terrorist organisations survive for more than a few years. Al-Qaida was different. Jason Burke, who has spent much of his career reporting on the group, and former member Aimen Dean reflect on how it was able to carry out the September 11 attacks more than a decade after it was formed – and its struggle to survive the fallout from its ‘catastrophic success'. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

SpyCast
“Afghanistan, the Mujahedeen, Al Qaeda” – My Time at CIA & State with Diana Bolsinger

SpyCast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 83:09


It was the 1980's. “I don't think they'll ever have the fun I had that year, at 23 years old, going to the White House and the NSC, briefing cabinet members…I mean, you name it. It was just incredible!” Three years into her CIA career, Diana Bolsinger found herself on point as the sole person working on the Afghanistan account in her department. Thereafter, she was Acting Deputy to the Ambassador to the Afghan Resistance (“mujahedeen”), a political officer in Islamabad, an analyst at the Counterterrorism Center (CTC), and received multiple awards including for her role in investigating the Boston Marathon bombing. She has a serious Afghanistan/Pakistan resume; Al Qaeda were on her radar from 1990; and, she oozes calm, measured, thoughtful analysis. Ladies & gentlemen: Diana Bolsinger.

The Jason Jones Show
9/11 2.O- Anonymous US Intelligence Officer

The Jason Jones Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 107:04


9/11 2.O- Anonymous US Intelligence OfficerFollow Jason on Locals: https://jasonjones.locals.com/and on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/osu4491Visit Movie to Movement @ www.MovieToMovement.comAnd the Vulnerable People Project: www.TheGreatCampaign.org

The Peter Attia Drive
#174 - Lawrence Wright: The 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks: reflections on how they happened, and lessons learned and not learned

The Peter Attia Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 181:55


Lawrence Wright is the author of The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 which won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction and was named one of Time's top 100 books of all time.  In this episode, released just before the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Lawrence and Peter discuss the book and the lasting impact of that day. Lawrence reflects on his personal experiences on that day and how he was first drawn into reporting on the attacks. Lawrence then discusses in detail the history that led up to 9/11 which is really composed of two parallel stories. The first story is of the growing discontent in Muslim countries, the roots of Islamic radicalism, and how two extremists, Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, joined forces to create the global terrorist organization Al-Qaeda. The second story is about how interpersonal and institutional conflicts between the FBI and CIA led to a massive failure in intelligence and resulted in multiple missed opportunities to predict and prevent the attacks on September 11th, 2001. Finally, they reflect on what we should have learned from 9/11 and the future of terrorism.   We discuss: Lawrence and Peter recount their personal experiences on September 11th, 2001 [3:30]; How 9/11 changed the US into a security state and affected a generation [9:45]; Lawrence's early coverage of 9/11 and how he knew it was going to be “the story of our lifetime” [14:45]; Egyptian politics and the foundation of radical Islam [22:45]; Anwar Sadat's presidency, assassination, and the birth of the radical Islamic movement [33:00]; Aftermath of the Sadat assassination, and establishment of Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan [50:15]; Osama bin Laden: Upbringing, involvement in the Soviet–Afghan War, and rise to celebrity status in Saudi Arabia [56:00]; How the Western intervention in Saudi Arabia impacted Arab nationalist's hatred of America [1:15:30]; Theorizing on the role of the religion in holding back Islamic states from making progress towards democracy [1:20:30]; Bin Laden's time in Sudan [1:32:30]; The CIA vs. the FBI: setting the stage for the failure of US intelligence [1:37:00]; The mistake by US intelligence of not taking the bombings of the US embassies and the USS Cole seriously [1:46:00]; Al-Qaeda in America: Losing the planners of the 9/11 attacks from our clutches and incompetence at the FBI and CIA [1:56:00]; Problematic policies in Europe, and a direct message warning of the 9/11 attacks [2:14:45]; The role of political infighting and personality conflicts that helped enable the 9/11 attacks and the lack of accountability [2:22:45]; What came of the 9/11 commission, the role of the Saudi government, and the trials of Ali Soufan [2:36:00]; Lessons from 9/11 and the future of terrorism [2:46:30]; and More.   Learn more: https://peterattiamd.com/ Show notes page for this episode: https://peterattiamd.com/LawrenceWright  Subscribe to receive exclusive subscriber-only content: https://peterattiamd.com/subscribe/ Sign up to receive Peter's email newsletter: https://peterattiamd.com/newsletter/ Connect with Peter on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram.

Up First
Sacred Ground: A 9/11 Story

Up First

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 55:48


On September 11, 2001, United Flight 93 was hijacked by four Al Qaeda terrorists. The passengers and crew fought back and because of that, the plane crashed outside of Shanksville, Pa., instead of its likely target: the U.S. Capitol.Part of the plane crashed onto land owned by Tim Lambert, a public radio reporter at WITF in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The crash would end up connecting Tim, in surprising ways, to the first responders who managed the aftermath and to the families of the people who died on board. He gained access and insight into 9/11 that no other reporter had.20 years after Flight 93's crash, Lambert and NPR's Scott Detrow tell the story of Flight 93: what happened that day and what happened over the years to come.Warning: this episode contains explicit language and content some listeners may find disturbing.

The Ben Shapiro Show
Condoleezza Rice | The Ben Shapiro Show Sunday Special Ep. 117

The Ben Shapiro Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 41:36


This week is the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. 20 years ago, 19 Al Qaeda terrorists hijacked 4 airliners, three of which hit their targets: Tower 1 and Tower 2 of the World Trade Center as well as the Pentagon. It resulted in 2,997 deaths and 25,000 injuries - altering forever, the fabric of American life.  The following day, in an address to the nation, President George W. Bush declared war on the terrorists who committed these acts. Closely involved with the decisions and operations to come, was National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, who joins us today to discuss the anniversary and the latest developments we've witnessed the past few weeks in Afghanistan and her own personal experience with the tragic day that we, as a nation, will never forget.