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Hold Your Fire!
S2 Episode 34: Shades of Jihad in Syria

Hold Your Fire!

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 73:05


On 3 February, U.S. President Joe Biden announced that American special forces had killed the leader of the Islamic State (ISIS), Abdullah Qardash, in a house where he was hiding out in Idlib province, in north west Syria. Idlib is held by another militant group, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), a former al-Qaeda affiliate and supposedly a sworn enemy of ISIS. Qardash's killing came just after ISIS's largest attack in the country for years on a prison holding many ISIS prisoners in the north east, and a two-week long pitched battle between ISIS and the mostly Kurdish forces, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), that control that area. Other ISIS attacks over recent years in the north east and the desert in central Syria suggest that despite having lost the territory it controlled for some years, ISIS remains a resilient insurgency. Moreover, its enemies are largely antagonistic toward each other and new fighting among them could open more space for jihadists. This week on Hold Your Fire! Richard Atwood talks to Crisis Group experts Dareen Khalifa, Senior Analyst on Syria, and Jerome Drevon, Senior Analyst on Jihad and Modern Conflict, about ISIS in Syria, its global footprint and the evolution of HTS. They assess the strength of ISIS, the nature of its insurgency and Qardash's role before his death. They look at links between ISIS in Syria and affiliates in other parts of the world, notably Africa, where more local militants now fight under ISIS's banner. They talk about the challenges faced by the largely Kurdish SDF, which leads the ISIS fight in the north east, their relations with Arabs in areas they control, their enmity with Turkey and their reliance on U.S. protection. They also discuss HTS and its rule in Idlib, where Qardash was killed, drawing on frequent visits to that area. They discuss the state of play in Syria more broadly – the U.S.'s presence in the north east, the uneasy ceasefire brokered by Turkey and Russia in the north west and the precarious calm that prevails after years of brutal war. For more on Syria, check out Crisis Group's extensive analysis on our Syria country page. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Roundtable
"The Bin Laden Papers" by Nelly Lahoud

The Roundtable

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 25:21


Osama Bin Laden's greatest fear was not capture or death, but the exposure of al-Qaeda's secrets. At great risk to themselves and the entire mission, the U.S. Special Operations Forces, who carried out the Abbottabad raid that killed Bin Laden, took an additional eighteen minutes to collect Bin Laden's hard drives and thereby expose al-Qaeda's secrets.In "The Bin Laden Papers," Nelly Lahoud dives into Bin Laden's files and meticulously distills the nearly 6,000 pages of Arabic private communications.

Intelligence Matters
Counterterrorism Chief Christy Abizaid on Top Terror Threats to the U.S.

Intelligence Matters

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 39:05


In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Christine "Christy" Abizaid, director of the National Counterterrorism Center within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Abizaid explains how the center's mission has evolved in the two decades following 9/11 and where its current areas of focus are. She details the existing external attack capabilities of terror networks including ISIS, al-Qaeda and al-Shabaab and explains how their ideologies have spread worldwide. Abizaid also offers her perspective on the threat within the United States of domestic violent extremists, explaining how NCTC supports domestic law enforcement agencies in tracking and disrupting potential attacks. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
The Supreme Court, Abortion, & ”Deeply-Rooted Tradition” w/ William Hogeland/Yemen & the Ceasefire w/ Nasser Arrabyee/Israel, Palestine, & the Question of Apartheid w/ Yumna Patel

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 103:26


On this edition of Parallax Views, William Hogeland of Hogeland's Bad History on Substack (and author of such rip-snorting histories as The Autumn of the Black Snake and The Whiskey Rebellion) joins me to discuss the Supreme Court draft opinion that seeks to overturn the Roe Vs. Wade decision on abortion. Hogeland wrote about this matter in a Substack entry entitled "'Deeply rooted in this Nation's history and tradition' The Bad History in Alito's Draft Overturning Roe v. Wade". What does the leaked draft say about the trends we're headed towards and what to make of the argument made in the draft and what is driving it? Hogeland argues that the draft has national-mythopoetic language in it that animates nationalist sentiments seeking to overturn progressive gains in the past half century. In the second segment of the show, Sanna'a, Yemen-based journalist Nasser Arraybyee joins us to discuss the ceasefire between Houthi forces and Saudi Arabia in the 7-year long Yemen war that's turned into one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. The ceasefire has been in effect since Ramadan and is, according to Nasser, optimistically looking like it will hold. Nasser explains why this ceasefire is different; Saudi Arabia's changing relationships with Iran, Turkey, and Qatar; the United Arab Emirates; the role of al Qaeda and ISIS in Yemen; the effect of Saudi-led blockades on the Yemeni population; and much more. In the third and final segment of today's program, Yumna Patel, Palestine New Director for Mondoweiss, joins me to discuss her new documentary Inside Israeli Apartheid. Yumna discusses the unequal treatment of Palestinians in both the Occupied Territories AND within Israel proper as well as some of the specific issues covered in her hard-hitting documentary that follows on the heels of human rights organizations like B'Tselem, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International discussing the question of apartheid in relation to Israel. Please be sure to watch the documentary at Mondoweiss!

Clearer Thinking with Spencer Greenberg
A former Al-Qaeda recruiter speaks (with Jesse Morton)

Clearer Thinking with Spencer Greenberg

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 114:17


What leads people to violent extremism? Is extremism a legitimate, rational response to trauma, hardship, and powerlessness? Do some holy books make it easier to justify violence than others, or are all violent movements equally capable of extracting justifications from their holy book? To what extent does recruitment to radical movements involve "brainwashing" or overriding people's beliefs versus hooking into, shaping, and strengthening their beliefs? Are cults and radical movements the same thing? What enables people to deradicalize? How can we most effectively interact with radicalized friends or family members?Jesse Morton was once a jihadist propagandist (then known as Younes Abdullah Muhammad) who ran Revolution Muslim, a New York City-based organization active in the 2000s that connected Muslims in the west to al-Qaeda's ideology, creating English language propaganda and collaborating with the most notorious jihadist preachers of that era. He deradicalized in 2011 and has worked since to become a leading commentator, interventionist, and innovator in the prevention and countering of violent extremism, focusing especially on jihadist, far-right, and far-left extremism. Jesse was included in Foreign Policy Magazine's 2017 "Global Thinkers" listing and holds a master's in Middle East studies from Columbia University along with licensure in substance-abuse and mental health counseling. Follow him on Twitter at @_JesseMorton, email him at jmorton1978@gmail.com, or find more info at lightuponlight.online.

TCF World Podcast
Gender, Religion, and Militias

TCF World Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 32:34


Discussions of self-styled Islamist armed groups, such as the Islamic State, tend to heavily focus on gender and religion. Yet these elements are almost always never considered in analyses of white supremacist groups. What accounts for this difference and why does it matter? In this episode of “Transnational Trends in Citizenship”—the new season of Order from Ashes—we speak with scholar Amanda Rogers about overlooked aspects of militias and nonstate armed groups in transnational perspective. Common frameworks that emphasize violence do not have the tools to fully understand how these ideological movements function. Important elements that tend to be overlooked in such approaches include gender and religion.   Rogers identifies other gaps in discussions of armed groups: Even though analyses of Islamist groups incldue gender, they usually treat women as peripheral. And wildly different groups—Hezbollah, the Islamic State, al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and Hamas—are treated as the same analytical unit simply because of their supposed connection to Islam. When it comes to white supremacist groups, however, religion is barely considered at all, even thought many o have an explicit religious ideology.  This podcast is part of “Transnational Trends in Citizenship: Authoritarianism and the Emerging Global Culture of Resistance,” a TCF project supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Open Society Foundations. Participants include: Naira Antoun, director, Transnational Trends in Citizenship, Century International Amanda Rogers, fellow, Century International 

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
The Apocalypse and the End of History: Modern Jihad and the Crisis of Liberalism w/ Suzanne Schenider

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 64:27


On this edition of Parallax Views, Suzanne Schneider of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research joins us to discuss her new book The Apocalypse and the End of History: Modern Jihad and the Crisis Liberalism. We discuss how Suzanne is using liberalism in its technical broad context outside of the common colloquial usage of the term to refer to Democrats. Rather we discuss liberalism in regard to the Enlightenment, its values, and modernity. This leads us into a discussion of how contemporary jihadi violence by groups like ISIS and al Qaeda may, as other commentators and public intellectuals like John Gray have argued, be more modern than we are often willing to consider. This bring us to discuss the contradictions of liberalism today and the crisis point it can and seemingly has led to it. Additionally we deal with issues related to neoliberalism and its consequences, Francis Fukuyama's The End of History, German legal theorist Carl Schmitt's concept of the Sovereign, the rise of extremist movements in the West, and much, much more.

Governor Asa Hutchinson's Weekly Address
The Importance of Free Speech

Governor Asa Hutchinson's Weekly Address

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 3:48


The freedom of speech is one of the bedrock principles upon which our country was founded. The purchase of Twitter by the world's richest man this week has reignited the discussion surrounding free speech, and I'd like to share my thoughts on the importance of this freedom. Social media censorship has been a concern of many Americans for years. While platforms like Facebook and Twitter are privately owned companies that set their own rules for the service they provide, the concern over the spread of misinformation and disinformation on these sites is one shared by millions of Americans. There is equal concern over how these private companies censor or ban certain speech, and the argument is that the platforms are, in essence, the public square where speech should not be limited. These worries have led some elected leaders to call for increased censorship, while others have called for a hands-off approach. Throughout our nation's history, especially in times of war and turmoil, Americans have spilled a lot of ink about what speech, if any, should be limited by the government. The government plays a necessary role in ensuring public safety and protecting its citizens from violence. In other words, no one should be allowed to shout “fire” in a crowded theater. Since the advent of the internet and social media, bad actors, such as violent terrorists who wish to harm us, have used these platforms to stir up unrest and recruit others to join their causes to harm others. This has been seen throughout the world, especially since the September 11th attack on the United States. In the wake of these horrific events, organizations like al-Qaeda, ISIS, and the Taliban have used the internet and recruited and radicalized citizens around the world to commit acts of terrorism in their home countries or join their fight overseas.  These are legitimate threats that can interfere with the government's commitment to ensure domestic tranquility and to provide for the common defense. It is important for these social media platforms to assure they do not cross the line into advocating violence. But there is a difference between citizens engaging in speech directly intended to cause violence that is illegal and those engaging in speech we may not agree with. In his dissent in the 1929 case of U.S. v. Schwimmer, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes noted, “If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought — not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.” The American Ideal calls for us to live in a nation where we can agree to disagree with our neighbors, have robust debate, and still live peaceably. The Bill of Rights identifies rights that the government may not infringe; it prohibits government from interfering with these rights that are essential to our freedoms, the rule of law, and our democracy. I often see negative and hateful comments on social media. But despite this negativity, I am grateful to live in a nation where the rights of those who disagree can voice their opinions freely and without persecution. Whenever I check my Twitter account, I'll be appreciative of the protection of freedoms we're blessed to experience in this country.

PRI's The World
Moldova fears Russia's war is spreading with Transnistria attacks

PRI's The World

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 48:03


Explosions this week rocked Moldova's breakaway region of Transnistria, which borders Ukraine. A Russian military commander has said that the Kremlin plans to set up a corridor through southern Ukraine, connecting it to the separatist region. And Ukrainian families who fled to Poland are finding ways for their children to continue their education in Ukrainian, help them learn Polish and ease the trauma of war. Plus, France said it was leaving Mali in February, after French troops spent a decade in the region fighting militant groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda. But two months on, 5,000 French troops still remain in Mali and neighboring countries.

Big Ideas - ABC RN
The CIA interrogator

Big Ideas - ABC RN

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 54:05


Ex CIA spy Glenn Carle—'the interrogator'—talks to Paul Barclay about a top secret operation that went dreadfully wrong. An alleged al Qaeda kingpin terrorist was incarcerated for eight years, and subjected to what most of us would call torture, then released without charge, without apology, his life in ruins. All along, without success, Carle tried to convince the CIA they had the wrong man.

Power Line
E326. Geopolitical Risk After Ukraine, with Terry Hallmark

Power Line

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 45:31


Suddenly energy security and geopolitical risk is on everyone’s mind again, so we decided to consult a true expert on the subject—Terry Hallmark of the University of Houston. He currently teaches  ancient, medieval and early modern political philosophy, American political thought, American foreign policy and energy studies in the Honors College at the U. of H, but in a prior life was an international political risk analyst for the oil and gas industry. He’s the person you wanted to talk to in order to know whether your executives or oil rig workers would be kidnapped in Freedonia, and by whom. His annual survey, “Country Petroleum Risk Environment Index,” ranked over 125 countries for their political risk. I am wondering if the United States is a high-risk country for oil and gas development, given the hostility to the sector from the left. Sure enough, one of Terry’s old reports points out: Consider the U.S. and Angola, for example. One's initial thought or reaction might be to say that Angola is politically riskier than the U.S. – but that is not necessarily the case. In the U.S. there is the threat of al Qaeda and other terrorists who might target oil installations, a very active anti-oil environmental movement that has proven to be effective and is sometimes violent, a very active opposition to foreign investment in some of the most prospective areas (ANWR, both Atlantic and Pacific coasts, unexplored parts of the GOM), and there is the constant threat of adverse contract or fiscal regime changes at both the state and federal levels of government. None of these threats or business risks are present in Angola. In addition to these old insights, we also walk through the indicators of whether a war is coming. Terry concluded early on that Putin was not bluffing, and his expectation of when the invasion would start was off by only one day.

According2Sam Podcast
According2Sam #113

According2Sam Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 63:18


We all remember the jab that President Obama took at Mitt Romney in a debate in the 2012 election. He said, "Governor Romney, I'm glad that you recognize that al Qaeda is a threat, because a few months ago, when you were asked what's the biggest geopolitical threat facing America you said Russia, not al Qaeda. You said Russia, and the 1980's are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back." In recent years, and especially over the past few weeks, many commentators have reflected on this jab and stated that Romney was correct in his assessment that Russia was our biggest threat. It seems that we are indeed returning to the foreign policy of the 1980's. However, the recent Consumer Price Index (CPI) numbers suggests that it's not only the foreign policy from the 1980's that we are returning too. The numbers show inflation at a 40 year high, and rising costs on everything from food, to energy, and almost everything that we use or consume. It seems that the 1980's not only called for its foreign policy back, but its economic policy as well. How is America's current economic policy actually much worse than the economic policies of the 1980's, and why are we in a much more volatile situation at this time in our history? Join the conversation and get answers to these questions and more on According2Sam episode #113.

Big Ideas
The CIA interrogator

Big Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 54:05


Ex CIA spy Glenn Carle—'the interrogator'—talks to Paul Barclay about a top secret operation that went dreadfully wrong. An alleged al Qaeda kingpin terrorist was incarcerated for eight years, and subjected to what most of us would call torture, then released without charge, without apology, his life in ruins. All along, without success, Carle tried to convince the CIA they had the wrong man.

Here & Now
Do the Grammys have a hip-hop problem?; 2 years of captivity in Syria

Here & Now

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 42:11


Andscape's Justin Tinsley explains Grammys' long history of overlooking hip-hop and rap when it comes to the biggest award of the night. And, journalist Theo Padnos about his book "Blindfold: A Memoir of Capture, Torture and Enlightenment," which tells of the two years he was held captive by an al-Qaeda affiliate group in Syria.

Righteous Pk Podcast
Episode 121: Will Qaeda

Righteous Pk Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 68:34


On this jam packed episode, J-L discusses all the stuff he is promoting in April, the comedian overreaction to Will Smith, how a few college kids in the Bronx helped make a show worthwhile, his overall journey and goals for his comedy career and reviews of a great book and a great tv show. To donate to the April Hope for Haiti fundraiser click here:https://give.hopeforhaiti.com/fundraiser/3788071

The Opperman Report
CIA Shadow Warrior Covers Up Past as a Mob Hitman

The Opperman Report

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2022 60:06


John Kiriakou John Kiriakou was a CIA analyst and case officer from 1990 to 2004. In December 2007, John was the first U.S. government official to confirm that waterboarding was used to interrogate al-Qaeda prisoners, a practice he described as torture. Kiriakou was a former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a former counter-terrorism consultant. While employed with the CIA, he was involved in critical counter-terrorism missions following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, but refused to be trained in so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques,” nor did he ever authorize or engage in such crimes. After leaving the CIA, Kiriakou appeared on ABC News in an interview with Brian Ross, during which he became the first former CIA officer to confirm the existence of the CIA's torture program. Kiriakou's interview revealed that this practice was not just the result of a few rogue agents, but was official U.S. policy approved at the highest levels of the government. Kiriakou is the sole CIA agent to go to jail in connection with the U.S. torture program, despite the fact that he never tortured anyone. Rather, he blew the whistle on this horrific wrongdoing. John can be reached at: jkiriakou@mac.com.

The Opperman Report'
CIA Shadow Warrior Covers Up Past as a Mob Hitman

The Opperman Report'

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2022 60:06


John KiriakouJohn Kiriakou was a CIA analyst and case officer from 1990 to 2004.In December 2007, John was the first U.S. government official to confirm that waterboarding was used to interrogate al-Qaeda prisoners, a practice he described as torture.Kiriakou was a former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a former counter-terrorism consultant. While employed with the CIA, he was involved in critical counter-terrorism missions following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, but refused to be trained in so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques,” nor did he ever authorize or engage in such crimes.After leaving the CIA, Kiriakou appeared on ABC News in an interview with Brian Ross, during which he became the first former CIA officer to confirm the existence of the CIA's torture program. Kiriakou's interview revealed that this practice was not just the result of a few rogue agents, but was official U.S. policy approved at the highest levels of the government.Kiriakou is the sole CIA agent to go to jail in connection with the U.S. torture program, despite the fact that he never tortured anyone. Rather, he blew the whistle on this horrific wrongdoing.John can be reached at: jkiriakou@mac.com.

The Lawfare Podcast
Gen. John Baker on the 9/11 Plea Negotiations

The Lawfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 39:10


General John Baker served until December as the chief defense council at the military commissions. The military commissions' prosecutors and defense lawyers are in conversations now about a possible plea deal to resolve the 9/11 case once and for all—that's the case of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Ramzi Binalshibh and three others of their al-Qaeda co-conspirators. It has been hanging around in the military commissions for more than a dozen years, and until the other day, it showed no sign of coming to a close. Trial is still some time away, and appeals will take years more than that, but the current round of plea negotiations promises a potential way out—removing the death penalty from the table in exchange for guilty pleas and presumably life sentences. Benjamin Wittes sat down with General Baker to talk about his history at the military commissions, why the process has gotten so bogged down and the promise of the current negotiations. Are they different from earlier rounds, or is this another fit and start before policymakers fail to take the leap?Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick
Glenn Kirschner, Clint Watts and Bill B in DC Episode 566

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 102:12


Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out StandUpwithPete.com to learn more 26 MINS  Glenn Kirschner is a former federal prosecutor with 30 years of trial experience.  He served in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia for 24 years, rising to the position of Chief of the Homicide Section.  In that capacity, Glenn supervised 30 homicide prosecutors and oversaw all homicide grand jury investigations and prosecutions in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the DC U.S. Attorney's Office, Glenn served more than six years on active duty as an Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) prosecutor, trying court-martial cases and handling criminal appeals, including espionage and death penalty cases. Glenn tried hundreds of cases in his 30 years as a prosecutor, including more than 50 murder trials, multiple lengthy RICO trials and precedent-setting cases.  Glenn's YouTube Channel Glenn's Podcast 48 mins Clint Watts is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and Non-Resident Fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy. He is also a national security contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. He recently examined the rise of social media influence by publishing his first book entitled Messing With The Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians and Fake News. His research and writing focuses on terrorism, counterterrorism, social media influence and Russian disinformation. Clint's tracking of terrorist foreign fighters allowed him to predict the rise of the Islamic State over al Qaeda in 2014. From 2014 – 2016, Clint worked with a team to track and model the rise of Russian influence operations via social media leading up to the U.S. Presidential election of 2016. This research led Clint to testify before four different Senate committees in 2017 and 2018 regarding Russia's information warfare campaign against the U.S. and the West. Clint's writing has appeared in a range of publications to include the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Daily Beast, Politico, Lawfare, War On The Rocks and the Huffington Post. Before becoming a consultant, Clint served as a U.S. Army infantry officer, a FBI Special Agent, as the Executive Officer of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point (CTC), as a consultant to the FBI's Counter Terrorism Division (CTD) and National Security Branch (NSB), and as an analyst supporting the U.S. Intelligence Community and U.S. Special Operations Command. 1:09 Bill Boyle is a well sourced and connected businessman who lives in Washington DC with his wife and son. Bill is a trusted friend and source for me who I met after he listened and became a regular and highly respected caller of my siriusxm radio show. Bill is a voracious reader and listeners love to hear his take. I think his analysis is as sharp as anyone you will hear on radio or TV and he has well placed friends across the federal government who are always talking to him. As far as I can tell he is not in the CIA. Follow him on twitter and park at his garages.   Check out all things Jon Carroll Follow and Support Pete Coe   Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page   Check out all things Jon Carroll Follow and Support Pete Coe   Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page

Hold Your Fire!
S2 Episode 24: France's Troop Withdrawal from Mali

Hold Your Fire!

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 47:01


On 17 February, President Emmanuel Macron announced he would withdraw all French troops from Mali after a deployment in the country of almost ten years. In early 2013, French forces together with Chadian troops ousted jihadists from cities and towns in northern Mali, which created space for a peace deal between Bamako and other, non-jihadist rebels. Since then, however, the French-led campaign against militants in the Sahel has struggled against local al-Qaeda and Islamic State branches. French operations have killed jihadist leaders, but militants have extended their reach from northern Mali to its centre and to parts of Niger, Burkina Faso and even Gulf of Guinea countries. Inter-ethnic violence has ballooned. Mali has also suffered two coups over the past couple of years. Relations between Paris and the junta currently holding power have deteriorated sharply, partly because Mali's military leaders had agreed, mid-2021, to the deployment of Russian private military contractors to help fight jihadists. Popular anger toward France's deployment has also mounted, seemingly partly fuelled by disinformation. This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard Atwood and Naz Modirzadeh talk with Ibrahim Yahaya Ibrahim and Richard Moncrieff, respectively Crisis Group's senior Sahel analyst and interim Sahel director, about the French decision, its causes and its implications. They look at the collapse in relations between Bamako and Paris, the direction the junta is currently taking Mali and how other countries in the region have responded. They talk through what the French departure might mean for other forces, including the UN force in Mali and the G5 Sahel regional force. They also examine the repercussions for the balance of force between jihadists and their enemies in the Sahel and ask what a future French presence in the region might look like after the withdrawal from Mali. N.B. This episode was recorded before Russia's invasion of Ukraine. For more information, explore Crisis Group's analysis on our Sahel regional page. For our analysis of African perspectives of the Ukraine War, check out our commentary ‘The Ukraine War: A Global Crisis'. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Word on the Street w/ Dreak Swift
S2E46: Word on the street Chop it up Saturday Episode 146

Word on the Street w/ Dreak Swift

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2022 121:15


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Talk to Al Jazeera
Mohamed Bazoum: Is Niger France's new key partner in the Sahel? | Talk to Al Jazeera

Talk to Al Jazeera

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 25:45


Niger is one of the world's poorest nations. The country has struggled for decades with instability, military coups, drought and ethnic conflicts. But during the last few years, Niger has faced a far bigger challenge - the rise of armed groups that are expanding their influence in the Sahel region. In this episode, we travel to Niamey to meet the president of Niger and discuss France's recent decision to end its military operation in the Sahel. Will Niger become the new focal point in the fight against ISIL (ISIS) and al-Qaeda? Mohamed Bazoum, president of Niger, talks to Al Jazeera.

BASTA BUGIE - Politica
Preghiera per la pace? Perchè solo per l'Ucraina?

BASTA BUGIE - Politica

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 9:10


TESTO DELL'ARTICOLO ➜ www.bastabugie.it/it/articoli.php?id=6918PREGHIERA PER LA PACE? PERCHE' SOLO PER L'UCRAINA? di Lorenzo BertocchiC'era una volta Giovanni Paolo II e la sua lezione sull'Europa che doveva imparare a respirare a due polmoni, quello Occidentale e quello d'Oriente. Il papa polacco, il cui ruolo nella caduta del Muro di Berlino è riconosciuto, aveva anche un'idea precisa della cultura europea e delle sue radici cristiane, di quell'unità che doveva sorgere dalla comprensione profonda di un'unità spirituale.Per lui era «necessario» e «urgente» procedere quindi a un «avvicinamento tra il patrimonio spirituale dell'Oriente cristiano e la cultura occidentale, in una "Europa di sangue, di lacrime, di lutti, di rotture, delle crudeltà più spaventose"» (Giovanni Paolo II, Intervento al simposio "Ivanov e la cultura del suo tempo", 28 maggio 1983) .Questa lezione, oggi lo scopriamo con plastica evidenza, mentre le truppe russe avanzano in Ucraina, è stata disattesa. Non perché questo scontro abbia una sua primaria radice religiosa, le questioni sul tavolo sono soprattutto profane, ma in quanto le due culture non hanno saputo riscoprire davvero le proprie comuni radici.I due polmoni sono gravemente malati. Attaccati da un virus che li ha resi bolsi, rattrappiti. Il livello di ossigeno spirituale è sotto la soglia di attenzione da tempo, purtroppo. Ad Est il virus si chiama nazionalismo, ad Ovest relativismo, due malattie che hanno rialzato il muro; più difficile da abbattere di quello fatto di mattoni.Oggi le chiese, a partire da quella cattolica, hanno ridotto il loro peso spirituale e di conseguenza anche la loro forza diplomatica. La giornata di preghiera per la pace che papa Francesco ha istituito per il prossimo 2 marzo, inizio della Quaresima, è un gesto importante verso quanto sta accadendo in Ucraina, ma l'uomo non sa più pregare. Anche la pandemia, in un certo senso, lo ha mostrato: l'uomo non comprende più l'importanza di assalire il Cielo per implorare le grazie. I due polmoni sono malati.Come insegnava Giovanni Paolo II, «l'uomo, icona di Dio, è colui che, in nome di tutta la creazione teofora, dice sì a Dio», allora «l'uomo riconciliato con se stesso e con tutta la creazione può così ricostituire l'essenziale comunità, la "Sobornost" degli uomini». La guarigione dei due polmoni spirituali non è laterale, ma essenziale ad una vera pace, ad una vera sobornost.Nota di BastaBugie: Anna Bono nell'articolo seguente dal titolo "Preghiamo per tutte le 27 guerre nel mondo" ricorda che sono tantissime le guerre che devastano il pianeta, non solo quelle di cui parla la televisione.Ecco l'articolo completo pubblicato su La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana il 28 febbraio 2022:In tutte le diocesi italiane si prega per la pace. [...] Sarebbe giusto che queste iniziative, pensate per l'Ucraina in guerra, diventassero un appuntamento periodico, che ogni mese, ad esempio, i fedeli fossero invitati a momenti di preghiera per la pace, magari di volta in volta ricordando una delle tante, tantissime guerre che devastano il pianeta, combattute in decine di paesi: 27 secondo una stima aggiornata al 2021 e limitando il conto ai conflitti maggiori.Sono quasi tutti conflitti interni a uno stato, tra eserciti nazionali e milizie armate - separatiste, jihadiste, antigovernative... - oppure tra gruppi antagonisti, per lo più su base etnica o religiosa (non di rado entrambe le cose), che si contendono il controllo di territori, di risorse, dell'apparato statale. La guerra più lunga in corso è quella tra clan in Somalia, iniziata nel 1991. Ha smembrato il paese, con la secessione di Somaliland, Puntland e altre regioni, e l'occupazione di vasti territori a sud della capitale Mogadiscio da parte del gruppo jihadista al Shabaab, autore di continui attentati nella capitale. La più recente è quella in Etiopia, dichiarata contro il governo nel novembre del 2020 dal Tplf, il partito dell'etnia tigrina, nel tentativo di riprendere il controllo dello stato perso nel 2018, dopo averlo detenuto con mano durissima per quasi 30 anni.Forse le guerre più "dimenticate", una espressione usata non sempre a ragione, sono quelle in Yemen e in Myanmar. In Yemen si combatte dal 2014, da quando cioè il movimento sciita Houthi si è rivoltato contro il governo sunnita, con una escalation a partire dall'anno successivo in seguito all'intervento di Arabia Saudita e di altri stati sunniti in favore del governo. In Myanmar il conflitto attuale segue il colpo di stato militare del febbraio del 2021. È in corso una repressione durissima della rivolta armata organizzata dalle Forze di difesa popolare e che si salda con i gruppi di resistenza etnici.L'elenco delle guerre è lungo. Molte si combattono in Africa dove il solo jihad è presente in almeno dieci paesi con gruppi affiliati ad al Qaeda o all'Isis ed è in grado di compiere attentati in molti altri.Oggi, per tentare di mantenere la pace nel mondo, sono attive 12 missioni di peacekeeping delle Nazioni Unite. Dal 1948 ne sono state approvate ben 71. Di quelle attuali, tre sono in Medio Oriente (Golan, Libano e Medio Oriente con sede a Gerusalemme), sei in Africa (Sahara Occidentale, Mali, Sudan, Sudan del Sud, Repubblica democratica del Congo e Repubblica Centrafricana), una in Asia (Pakistan-India), due in Europa (Cipro e Kossovo). Impiegano complessivamente 87.572 uomini messi a disposizione da 121 paesi: 63.889 militari, 7.266 agenti di polizia e 16.457 civili. Il bilancio finanziario per il periodo che va dal 1° luglio 2021 al 30 giugno 2022 è di 6,38 miliardi. Finora nelle 12 missioni in corso sono morte 1.500 persone (ma le perdite in totale, dal 1948, sono 4.161).È da ricordare anche quanti soldati italiani sono impegnati in missioni all'estero. L'impiego complessivo è di 9.449 militari come consistenza massima e 6.511 come consistenza media, per un totale di 40 missioni: nove svolte in ambito NATO, 12 in ambito Unione Europea, sette in ambito Onu, tre nel contesto della forza multinazionale in Iraq chiamata "coalition of the willing" e le rimanenti esclusivamente nazionali. Nel 2021 il bilancio per sostenere queste missioni militari è stato di 1,25 miliardi di euro. L'Africa è stata la principale destinazione dei militari italiani, presenti in 19 missioni, seguita dall'Europa con 11 missioni e dall'Asia con dieci.Le perdite in vite umane causate dalla guerra ogni anno sono decine di migliaia - il calcolo per il 2020 è di oltre122mila - molte delle quali civili. Enorme è il numero di persone costrette a mettersi in salvo fuggendo. Secondo l'ultimo rapporto dell'Alto commissariato Onu per i rifugiati, pubblicato nel giugno 2021 e relativo al 2020, i rifugiati, vale a dire le persone che per mettersi in salvo hanno superato i confini dei loro paesi e hanno chiesto asilo, sono 26,4 milioni. I profughi interni, rimasti entro i confini nazionali, sono 48 milioni, a cui si aggiungo 4,1 milioni di richiedenti asilo. Incalcolabili sono altri danni della guerra: perdita del lavoro e di ogni mezzo di sussistenza, famiglie divise, violenze e abusi, bambini arruolati nei combattimenti, decine di migliaia di scuole chiuse, infrastrutture distrutte... è un elenco infinito.Sempre, non solo quando la guerra si fa vicina, sarebbe buono e giusto pregare per la pace.

Mueller, She Wrote
The Bureau - Radicals at Home and Abroad: Ali Soufan came closer than anyone to preventing 9/11 - now he's worried about the domestic threat.

Mueller, She Wrote

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 78:42


FBI Special Agent Ali Soufan resigned after publicly chastising the CIA for not sharing intelligence with him which could have prevented 9/11. The Hulu TV series "The Looming Tower" chronicles Soufan's amazing journey. Soufan is winner of the 2018 Kennedy Award, author of "The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda, and, Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of Bin Laden to the Rise fo the Islamic State. Now he's set his sights on another threat - the threat of our own people. Follow Ali Soufan on Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/ali_h_soufan https://mobile.twitter.com/TheSoufanGroup Follow Frank on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FrankFigliuzzi1 Thanks Avast.com!

The Bureau with Frank Figliuzzi
Radicals at Home and Abroad: Ali Soufan came closer than anyone to preventing 9/11 - now he's worried about the domestic threat.

The Bureau with Frank Figliuzzi

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 78:42


FBI Special Agent Ali Soufan resigned after publicly chastising the CIA for not sharing intelligence with him which could have prevented 9/11. The Hulu TV series "The Looming Tower" chronicles Soufan's amazing journey. Soufan is winner of the 2018 Kennedy Award, author of "The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda, and, Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of Bin Laden to the Rise fo the Islamic State. Now he's set his sights on another threat - the threat of our own people. Follow Ali Soufan on Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/ali_h_soufan https://mobile.twitter.com/TheSoufanGroup Follow Frank on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FrankFigliuzzi1 Thanks  Avast.com!

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick
Clint Watts and Christopher Titus Episode 541

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 105:07


Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out StandUpwithPete.com to learn more 21:00 Clint Watts is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and Non-Resident Fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy. He is also a national security contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. He recently examined the rise of social media influence by publishing his first book entitled Messing With The Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians and Fake News. His research and writing focuses on terrorism, counterterrorism, social media influence and Russian disinformation. Clint's tracking of terrorist foreign fighters allowed him to predict the rise of the Islamic State over al Qaeda in 2014. From 2014 – 2016, Clint worked with a team to track and model the rise of Russian influence operations via social media leading up to the U.S. Presidential election of 2016. This research led Clint to testify before four different Senate committees in 2017 and 2018 regarding Russia's information warfare campaign against the U.S. and the West. Clint's writing has appeared in a range of publications to include the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Daily Beast, Politico, Lawfare, War On The Rocks and the Huffington Post. Before becoming a consultant, Clint served as a U.S. Army infantry officer, a FBI Special Agent, as the Executive Officer of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point (CTC), as a consultant to the FBI's Counter Terrorism Division (CTD) and National Security Branch (NSB), and as an analyst supporting the U.S. Intelligence Community and U.S. Special Operations Command. -------------------------------- 50:00 Employing what he's labeled “hard funny,” Christopher Titus has released seven ninety-minute albums in as many years. He has six one-hour comedy specials currently running on Comedy Central, and his seventh special, Born With a Defect, spent four weeks on the Billboard Top Ten Comedy Chart.  After years of experimentation with dark and personal storytelling, he debuted his one-man show “Norman Rockwell is Bleeding” at the Hudson Theater in Los Angeles.  It was from this performance that the dark comedy, “Titus,” was born on Fox.  The show earned Titus a Writer's Guild nomination as well as an Emmy nomination, and Newsday called him “TV's most original voice since Seinfeld.”   His second show, “The Fifth Annual End of the World Tour,” was released in 2007 to rave reviews.  Titus tackled such difficult issues as the Iraq war, racism, pedophilia and even his father's unconventional and ridiculous funeral, where he, with his brother and sister's help, spread his father's ashes in a casino.  These are issues most comedians would run from, but Titus never walks into the familiar. “Love Is Evol,” Titus' third one-man show, deconstructs relationships in a way no comic has ever attempted.  Titus wades into domestic violence, plastic surgery, custody and all aspects of the nightmare relationships. This groundbreaking comedy special premiered on Comedy Central on Valentine's Day.  The album and dvd were released on February 15th, 2009.   Titus claims that “this show will either fix your relationship or destroy it, and either way, you're welcome.” “Neverlution,” aired on Comedy Central on July the 4th, 2010.  Titus takes no prisoners in this special, tackling the problems of our country, one joke at a time.  He quotes, “every joke is a tiny revolution.”  Titus declares that it's time to take our country back, namely from today's spoiled children, prescription medication, the media, technology and terrorism. Titus' fifth special, “Voice In My Head,” aired on Comedy Central in October 2013.  This lighthearted show details all of Titus' biggest screw-ups, including a hilarious story about his first job as Darth Vader for children's birthday parties.     “Angry Pursuit of Happiness,” which premiered on Comedy Central in 2015, is Titus at his best, and he leaves no stone unturned in his relentless pursuit for the true meaning of life.  Titus covers everything from the Pope, the Boston Bombing, to his Dad's awkward, yet hilarious ED problem.  In one of his most epic and darkly funny bits, Titus solves the nation's problems by “Arming the Children.” “Born With a Defect” was released in 2017, and held on the Billboard Top Ten Comedy Chart for four straight weeks.  Titus claim is, “If you have kids, this show is 90 minutes of therapy.  If you don't, it's 90 minutes of birth control.” Titus is currently performing his newest one-man show, “Amerigeddon,” to sold out theaters across the country. Titus shone in 2007 as the lovable character, Brody, in ABC's “Big Shots.”  He shared the screen with Dylan McDermott, Michael Vartan and Joshua Molina as a successful CEO who had total control in business, and no control in his relationship. Inspired by such greats as Woody Allen, Steve Martin, and Cosby, who wrote, directed, produced and performed, Titus has sold ideas to NBC, ABC, FOX and Comedy Central.  In 2013, Titus formed his own production company, Combustion World Industries, and produced his two most recent comedy specials, “Voice In My Head” and “Angry Pursuit of Happiness.”  His first feature film production, “Special Unit,” wrapped in March of 2016, and is about four disabled detectives. Titus describes it as “The Shield with handicapped people” and is planning for release in January 2017.   After watching Christopher Titus perform live, there is no doubt that he is one of the best comics working today.  With the complete package of comedy, acting and writing, there hasn't been a performer like him in a long time.  Check out all things Jon Carroll Follow and Support Pete Coe Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page

The Buck Sexton Show
TV | THE WAR ON TERROR: ARE WE STILL FIGHTING?

The Buck Sexton Show

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 42:10


It's been over 20 years since America launched the War On Terror, and the effort to combat radical Islamic terrorism appears now to be an afterthought. Have ISIS, al Qaeda, and the rogue states that form the axis of radical Islam ceased to be a threat? Or has the United States just lost focus? In this special edition of Hold The Line, we'll take a look at the various theaters in the War on Terror, from Afghanistan to Iraq, and ask the question: is America still fighting? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Middle East Forum Radio
Jihadis Infiltrate Texas with Todd Bensman

Middle East Forum Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 32:00


The southern border has long been a weak point of the United States and now migrants are crossing en masse. Some seek not the American Dream, but its destruction. Some are even on the FBI terrorism watch list and have ties to al-Qaeda, ISIS, etc. Who are these migrants, how did they get to the Rio Grande, and why is the current situation more worrisome than prior ones?

Africa Daily
What's behind the coup in Burkina Faso?

Africa Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 13:09


The military in Burkina Faso says it has overthrown President Roch Kaboré. They said he had failed to unite the nation. And that he hasn't effectively dealt with a growing security crisis. Burkina Faso has been fighting militants linked to the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda. So, how have people there reacted to the coup? And what might be next for Burkina Faso? #AfricaDaily

BASTA BUGIE - Islam
L'Isis è tornata e invoca la guerra totale ai cristiani

BASTA BUGIE - Islam

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 13:52


TESTO DELL'ARTICOLO ➜ www.bastabugie.it/it/articoli.php?id=6884L'ISIS E' TORNATA E INVOCA LA GUERRA TOTALE AI CRISTIANI di Mauro FaverzaniC'è un nemico per nulla invisibile all'orizzonte. Si chiama Isis. Lo scorso 6 gennaio, non a caso, mentre la Chiesa cattolica festeggiava la Santa Epifania, è tornato a minacciare la «guerra totale» contro la Cristianità in Africa. Una guerra già iniziata, per la verità, e fatta di chiese bruciate, omicidi, stragi, missionari e fedeli torturati. Lo ha promesso: tutto questo si diffonderà nell'intero Continente.Certo, più facile a dirsi che a farsi. Anche perché di batoste i terroristi islamici ne hanno già prese tante. Ciò nonostante, nulla è servito, per far mutare loro i propositi. E gli obiettivi. Tutt'altro. Ora rilanciano, annunciando una nuova recrudescenza. Specificando di voler trasformare le celebrazioni cristiane in «funerali e tragedie» e di voler letteralmente scatenare l'«inferno».L'annuncio, estremamente chiaro, è stato pubblicato sul settimanale dell'Isis al Naba ovvero «il profeta». Si legge: «Che i cristiani infedeli sappiano ch'è giunta l'ora per i musulmani in Africa di risponder loro; è una nuova tappa contro la nazione crociata. Ciò che è già successo nelle regioni occidentali e centrali del Continente si estenderà ad altri Paesi, che continuano a languire sotto l'autorità e la persecuzione dei cristiani». Del resto, che l'intento fosse questo, non hanno fatto mistero: già lo scorso 11 marzo, gli Stati Uniti hanno posto l'Adf ovvero le cosiddette Forze Democratiche Alleate del Congo nella black list dei gruppi terroristi islamici, che hanno giurato fedeltà all'Isis, cercando di uniformare anche la loro bandiera, divenuta sempre più simile a quelle utilizzate da al-Shabaab, al-Qaeda e Boko Haram.L'Isis, peraltro, a partire dall'aprile del 2019, ha rivendicato un numero crescente di attacchi, soprattutto nella zona orientale del Paese. Il primo fu l'attacco ad una caserma delle Fardc (Forze Armate della Repubblica Democratica del Congo)a Bovata, vicino a Beni: tre le vittime. La firma Isis nella circostanza venne confermata con due messaggi diramati da Amaq, l'agenzia di propaganda delgruppo jihadista. Secondo gli esperti, sussisterebbero fondati timori che i terroristi intendano installare una sorta di "califfato" nelle regioni di Beni e Butembo.La violenza, ora dimostrata sul campo dall'Adf è sicuramente ideologica, ma è anche tattica e militare e minaccia, in caso di attacco, di vendicarsi sulla popolazione civile.In una sua recente opera dal titolo Una teoria dello "Stato islamico" - Violenza politica e trasformazione dell'ordine mondiale, il prof. Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, ex-ministro degli Affari Esteri della Mauritania ed oggi docente presso l'Istituto di Alti Studi Internazionali e di Sviluppo di Ginevra, ha spiegato come l'Isis rappresenti un'organizzazione moderna, che si nutre di violenza, come proverebbe la sua costante presenza su Internet ed il ricorso ai più moderni mezzi di propaganda. La leva, su cui fa perno, invece, per dare una giustificazione purchessia alla sua follia è sempre la solita, l'astio contro i colonizzatori, in particolare francesi e spagnoli, accusati di oppressione, violenze, spionaggio, sotto «le sembianze» di missioni e di ospedali. Secondo l'Isis, l'unica soluzione possibile sarebbe quella delle armi, un programma in grado di attirare anche molti giovani occidentali, vittime del nichilismo e disposti pertanto ad una rivolta generazionale, fenomeno dovuto non tanto alla «radicalizzazione dell'islam» quanto all'«islamizzazione del radicalismo».Solo parole? Nient'affatto... Gli attentati contro i cristiani sono quotidiani e non si tratta di casi isolati: fanno anzi parte di un programma di sterminio, mirato a colpire la Chiesa cattolica, per poter islamizzare l'Africa. Una faccenda religiosa, quindi, senza dubbio; ma anche una scelta geo-politica, agevolata dal silenzio dell'Occidente, totalmente sordo agli appelli lanciati dai cristiani delle zone insanguinate dal terrorismo islamico. In assenza di risposte adeguate, pertanto, l'Isis può sperare di fare il bello ed il cattivo tempo, di dettar legge, incontrastato. In attesa, una volta rafforzato, di alzare nuovamente il tiro e di puntare a riservare lo stesso trattamento anche a quello stesso Occidente, secolarizzato e senz'anima, che oggi finge di non sentire.Nota di BastaBugie: avevamo già dato la notizia di una 19enne aggredita in piazza Duomo a Milano da un branco di stranieri la notte di Capodanno (clicca qui http://www.bastabugie.it/it/articoli.php?id=6872). Occorre tornare sull'argomento per sviluppare un'analisi completa del fenomeno delle violenze da parte di bande islamiche verso ragazze occidentali.Stefano Magni nell'articolo seguente dal titolo "Jihad sessuale: a Milano non è stato solo uno stupro" chiede a Souad Sbai, italiana di origine marocchina, fondatrice dell'associazione Donne Marocchine in Italia, se le violenze di Capodanno sono come gli stupri commessi da italiani. Secondo l'esperta di immigrazione e di islam, le violenze degli islamici sono diverse in quanto sono organizzate e con una precisa regia. Vediamo di preciso quale.Ecco l'articolo completo pubblicato su La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana il 15 gennaio 2022:A Milano, in piazza Duomo, nella notte di San Silvestro, nove ragazze hanno subito violenze sessuali di gruppo ad opera di branchi di ragazzi immigrati, prevalentemente nordafricani. Sono le stesse scene viste anche a Colonia, nel capodanno del 2015 e prima ancora in piazza Tahrir, al Cairo, durante la rivoluzione contro Moubarak, dove vittima è stata una giornalista della Cbs. Esattamente come a Colonia, la realtà è emersa molto lentamente, un pezzo alla volta. Prima di tutto perché le vittime hanno dovuto trovare il coraggio di denunciare. Poi perché, come sempre quando la vicenda riguarda immigrati (anche di seconda generazione) la stampa reagisce con una certa reticenza, sempre nel timore dell'accusa di razzismo.Esattamente come a Colonia, nessuno nega l'esistenza dei fatti, ma l'atteggiamento prevalente è quello di relativizzarli. Un "tutto il mondo è Paese" in cui si sottolinea che anche gli italiani stuprano, anzi sono peggiori. Che i fatti di Piazza Duomo sono gravissimi, ma i femminicidi sono molto più frequenti. Le femministe sono convinte che la colpa, a prescindere dalla cultura, sia il "maschio" e la sua tendenza alla prevaricazione sul corpo della donna. In alcuni casi viene addirittura equiparata la violenza di gruppo a Milano con la pacca incassata in diretta da una cronista sportiva ad opera di un tifoso della Fiorentina. Ma sono paragonabili le due tipologie di crimine?Souad Sbai, italiana di origine marocchina, nostra collaboratrice, ha una grande esperienza in materia di immigrazione, avendo fondato l'associazione Donne Marocchine in Italia e avendo fatto parte della Consulta italiana sull'islam. Ed è tuttora responsabile del dipartimento integrazione e comunità straniere della Lega. È scandalizzata per l'atteggiamento che sta tenendo la sinistra italiana. Perché alla sinistra culturale, soprattutto, sfugge una differenza fondamentale: gli stupri avvengono a tutte le latitudini e in tutte le comunità umane, ma questo è un fenomeno diverso. Questa è violenza sessuale sistematica e organizzata. C'è una strategia dietro, c'è della pianificazione. Ed è un atto di aggressione deliberato che si sta ripetendo in tutto il mondo musulmano, comunità musulmane europee incluse."Guardando i video di piazza del Duomo - spiega Sbai - si evince che si trattava di veri assalti, molto più che aggressioni sessuali. Non mi risulta che gruppi organizzati di italiani, parliamo di decine di persone, quaranta, anche cinquanta, si organizzino per assalire le donne. In Piazza Duomo è stato condotto un assalto con una regia precisa. Le vittime vengono isolate, le squadre di assalitori si dividono i compiti: ci sono tre cerchie attorno alle vittime, quella esterna tiene lontana la gente e la distrae, c'è chi si incarica di distrarre le vittime, magari anche fingendo di difenderle, per disorientarle ma anche per spezzare la loro volontà di resistere. Anche chi filma ha il suo ruolo. La gente attorno non si rende conto di quel che succede, perché le cerchie esterne sono ampie e quel che avviene dentro è nascosto. È un gioco di squadra, appunto, un'azione deliberata e pianificata, non c'entra nulla con la violenza sessuale individuale".Una polemica riguarda anche la polizia, che non è intervenuta in tempo per salvare le nove vittime. Secondo Sbai, gli agenti sono gli ultimi a cui si potrebbero rivolgere accuse, proprio perché: "È un'azione troppo subdola per potersi rendere conto, da esterni, di quel che sta avvenendo. C'è chi ride, chi urla, chi abbraccia le ragazze o addirittura finge di soccorrerle e portarle fuori dal branco. È un gioco di dissimulazione molto raffinato, se non è presente qualcuno dei Servizi, ma solo regolari agenti di polizia, è difficile che ci si renda conto. La violenza vera avviene nella cerchia più interna e nessuno la vede". Peggio, invece, è il comportamento delle autorità di Milano, della giunta Sala: "La sinistra governa la città da dieci anni. Sanno qual è il rischio e non sono riusciti a prevenirlo. Possibile che non lo abbiano ancora capito? In ritardo anche le scuse: non occorrevano dieci giorni per prendere le parti delle donne violentate in piazza".Ciò che impressiona maggiormente di questi episodi è l'organizzazione. Fra gli arrestati ci sono giovani immigrati residenti in tutto il Nordovest italiano, anche da Torino, che si sono dati appuntamento a Milano. Alcuni arrestati stavano per fuggire all'estero.

WeMentor Mondays with Nancy
College Life through Our Daughter's Eyes

WeMentor Mondays with Nancy

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 40:14


Episode 308: College Life through Our Daughter's Eyes In the fall of 2021, my daughter, Olivia Foli, and I began talking about her being on this podcast. We thought the timing was right for her to be today's Guest Mentor after reading a December 23, 2021 article in The New York Times entitled Fast-Spreading Variant Has Campuses Fearing A Mental Health Crisis (by Anemona Hartocoliis). We start with a trend everyone in their age group seems into nowadays: vintage clothes shopping. Olivia used to wear leggings every day in high school. Leggings are out, and baggy pants and shirts are ‘in.' Ok, leggings will always be in for working out and casual wear. Olivia's style is “an older, classy look,” she says. Olivia and her classmates, now moving out of their teen years, were born into the aftermath of 9/11. Three of her classmates, triplets, were born before, during, and after the Twin Towers in New York City fell. “On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which triggered major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defined the presidency of George W. Bush.” (September 11 Attacks: Facts, Background & Impact - HISTORY) Olivia's graduating class was born into a world that changed overnight. We chat about flying before and after 9/11. TSA checks and extensive security measures like taking off shoes, belts, and jackets and packing liquid items in 3-ounce containers are normal. No big deal. The Class of 2020 is the first high school graduating class to have online graduation ceremonies nationwide. No surprise to them that the world would change again. From The New York Times article I mentioned above, college students have been requesting more counseling options with the rise in mental health concerns such as an outbreak of suicides. More than 9,000 people signed a petition asking for more mental health services at Saint Louis University. “Over the past decade, the rate of depression, anxiety and serious thoughts of suicide has doubled among college students according to Daniel Eisenberg, a professor at U.C.L.A. and a principal investigator of the Healthy Minds Study, an annual survey of thousands of students across the country.” The pandemic has intensified those trends where students report lower levels of psychological well-being. The Healthy Minds Study also reported higher levels of resiliency (meeting needs of safety, satisfaction, and connection). Olivia talks about feeling the heaviness of anxiety she had never experienced before. It happened when a friend picked her up for a road trip to Duluth. Her peers are also dealing with depression, anxiety, and other mental health challenges. They are a generation finding resiliency in talking about what they are going through, finding satisfaction in meaningful activities, and cultivating deeper connections within themselves and other relationships. As Olivia continues reflecting on her journey so far, she is more precise about what happened in 2020. Her sophomore year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is more fun. She settled into double majoring in psychology and Spanish, plays in the school orchestra, and is on the University rowing team. Paciencia y fe are her words for 2022: patience and faith. Enjoy our encouraging conversation. DOWNLOAD The pictures above are connected to our conversation. Next week, Olivia talks more about college life, adulting, and learning self-reliance skills like taking care of herself, being brave, and meeting Universal Human Needs. NEXT STEP: Challenge yourself and do the Conscio...

From Washington – FOX News Radio
President Biden Defends First Year In Office

From Washington – FOX News Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 32:36


One day shy of the one-year anniversary of his inauguration, President Biden held a formal press conference speaking for almost two hours to defend his administration's successes while his handling of COVID-19, inflation and his legislative agenda have come under fire. Former White House speechwriter and Fox News Contributor Marc Thiessen and Former State Department spokesperson during the Obama Administration, Marie Harf, join to discuss how they expect the speech will resonate with Americans, President Biden's intention to split up Build Back Better into smaller bills and the President's biggest obstacles moving forward.   On January 15th 2022, Malik Faisal Akram held four people hostage in a Texas synagogue, demanding the release of an alleged al-Qaeda operative in a nearby federal prison.  Following the siege, the FBI is now investigating the attack as an act of anti-Semitic terror. Questions remain over how the FBI handled the situation and if enough is being done to protect religious communities. Former NY State Assemblyman and founder of Americans Against Anti-Semitism Dov Hikind joins The Rundown to discuss FBI transparency about the gunman's ability to enter the country, measures synagogues are taking on, and the rise of anti-Semitism in the country.   Plus, commentary by Professor of Business and Economics at The King's College in New York City Brian Brenberg. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The FOX News Rundown
President Biden Defends First Year In Office

The FOX News Rundown

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 29:52


One day shy of the one-year anniversary of his inauguration, President Biden held a formal press conference speaking for almost two hours to defend his administration's successes while his handling of COVID-19, inflation and his legislative agenda have come under fire. Former White House speechwriter and Fox News Contributor Marc Thiessen and Former State Department spokesperson during the Obama Administration, Marie Harf, join to discuss how they expect the speech will resonate with Americans, President Biden's intention to split up Build Back Better into smaller bills and the President's biggest obstacles moving forward.   On January 15th 2022, Malik Faisal Akram held four people hostage in a Texas synagogue, demanding the release of an alleged al-Qaeda operative in a nearby federal prison.  Following the siege, the FBI is now investigating the attack as an act of anti-Semitic terror. Questions remain over how the FBI handled the situation and if enough is being done to protect religious communities. Former NY State Assemblyman and founder of Americans Against Anti-Semitism Dov Hikind joins The Rundown to discuss FBI transparency about the gunman's ability to enter the country, measures synagogues are taking on, and the rise of anti-Semitism in the country.   Plus, commentary by Professor of Business and Economics at The King's College in New York City Brian Brenberg.

Tell Me Your Story
Terry Jastrow - The Trial Of George W. Bush

Tell Me Your Story

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 61:47


Pursuing Peace Through Justice at Core of Compelling Book, The Trial of George W. Bush: A Novel Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 20, 2021 — Imagine a world where humanity turns its attention to making the human condition better by holding political leaders responsible for their corrupt and possibly illegal actions. In The Trial of George W. Bush, author Terry Jastrow explores the possibility of former President George W. Bush being brought to trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague for war crimes he is accused of committing during the Iraq War. Backed by extensive research and literary skill, Jastrow brilliantly weaves the historical with the fictional, fusing facts and political figures with a creative license that makes imagined events seem credible. Set during a politically tumultuous period several years after the Iraq War, justice comes calling to right the wrongs committed by Bush during the war. The story follows events that emerged after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America that veered the U.S. military off course to Iraq instead of searching for Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda in Iran. Captured on a Scotland golf course and transported to The Hague where he is forced to stand trial at the International Criminal Court, Bush faces life in prison if found guilty. Impassioned prosecutors and seasoned defense lawyers lead a slew of witnesses, including former Bush administration officials and a female Iraqi blogger, who provide eyewitness testimony that fills the courtroom with controversy and unexpected revelation. Steeped in suspense, The Trial of George W. Bush poses the question: can a president mislead a nation into war with impunity, or will the world step up and snuff out political corruption? Of the importance and timeliness of a novel about former President George W. Bush, Jastrow states, “Most people are aware of the damage caused by the Iraq War: millions of people wounded or killed, trillions of dollars spent, and America's reputation and standing in the world tarnished, but if we don't examine our mistakes of the past, we are liable to repeat them in the future." With a message advocating the path to peace on earth by holding political leaders accountable, The Trial of George W. Bush is essential reading for understanding why we cannot repeat the mistakes of the past. About the Author Terry Jastrow is a published author, successful screenwriter, produced playwright and seven-time Emmy Award-winning television producer/director, having been nominated 17 times. Jastrow is currently writing his next novel. Both his screenplay Good Luck, Mr. Anthony and stage play Jane Fonda's War are currently being considered for production in both New York City and Los Angeles. Jastrow and his wife, actress Anne Archer, live in Southern California. The Trial of George W. Bush Publisher: Square One ISBN-10: ‎ 0757005063 ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0757005060 Available from Amazon.com Seven-time Emmy Award-winning television producer/director Terry Jastrow advocates international peace as he reimagines the ending to George W. Bush's presidency: a trial at the International Criminal Court. Jastrow's book, The Trial of George W. Bush, is a masterful fusion of reality and creative license that ultimately begs the question: can a president mislead a nation into war with impunity, or will the world step up and snuff out political corruption?

The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 26:44


DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 11:44): ────────────────── ‘What We Know is That This is a Very Intelligent Terrorist.': Aafia Siddiqui and Colleyville Synagogue Hostages CNN (PETER BERGEN) How Aafia Siddiqui Became an Icon for Terrorists WASHINGTON POST (ANNABELLE TIMSIT, SOUAD MEKHENNET AND TERRENCE MCCOY) Who is Aafia Siddiqui? Texas Synagogue Hostage-Taker Allegedly Sought Release of ‘Lady al-Qaeda' NEW YORK TIMES (ZIA UR-REHMAN AND MICHAEL LEVENSON) Officials Investigating Synagogue Attacker's Link to 2010 Terror Case PART 2 (11:45 - 14:56): ────────────────── Terrorism, the Depth of Human Depravity, and the Complex and Difficult Endeavor of Pursuing Justice in a Fallen World PART 3 (14:57 - 26:44): ────────────────── The ‘Latinx' Controversy: The Worldview Implications of an Ideological Term Embraced by Media and Academic Elites, But Hated by Others WALL STREET JOURNAL (CHARLOTTE ALLEN) ‘Latinx' Isn't Popular With Latinos USA TODAY (ANA GOñI-LESSAN AND KATHERINE KOKAL) Florida Official Called Latinx a 'Ridiculous Woke Term.' Some LGBTQ+ People Call It a Lifeline

Drew Berquist Live
Is Ukraine Biden's Wag The Dog Moment? Let's Hope Not | Ep 318

Drew Berquist Live

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 68:25


On Martin Luther King Day, Drew reviews some of MLK's prominent quotes and the vision behind them while describing how disappointed King would be with the U.S. populous today, albeit on a different front. Then, as tensions between Ukraine and Russia heat up, the big question remains "what will the U.S. do in response?" Is this an opportunity for Joe Biden to distract from his failures at home? Let's hope not. Drew describes why it would be a terrible idea on a number of levels. Plus, a radical attacked and held a Rabbi and several others hostage at a synagogue in Colleyville, TX over the weekend, while demanding the release of an associate who has been linked to al-Qaeda. LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. Get Your Complete Concealed Carry & Family Defense Guide for Free at https://USCCA.com/DREW **Donate directly to Drew and the show and be mentioned as a producer**: https://www.drewberquist.com/support/ Show Sponsors and Fan Discounts: Aura - The New Standard in Digital Security Honest Pricing. Serious Protection. Help When You Need It. Visit Aura.com/DREWBERQUIST and Save 40% My Pillow - Get the best night's sleep of your life and save! Use Promo Code DREW to save up to 66% off your purchase at https://MyPillow.com The Root Brands-Get rid of heavy metals and toxins in your body! Purchase Clean Slate and other Root Brands products here: https://therootbrands.com/product/trinity-pack/drewberquist Mammoth Nation - Shop Conservative and push back against the woke left. Become a member at https://mammothnation.com/ and use promo code DREW to save 30% on your membership. UFM Underwear -Visit https://ufmunderwear.com/ and Use Promo Code DREW to receive $6 off! Red Beach Nation - Whether you live at the beach, are traveling to one or just want to imagine yourself there…Red Beach's comfy patriotic apparel is sure to lift your spirits. Use promo code DREW and save 10% at https://RedBeachNation.com

Voice To America podcast
Domestic Terror

Voice To America podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 76:20


Biden doubles down on the alleged domestic terror threat, opening a new bureau in the DOJ. How will al-Qaeda, ISIS and The Taliban react to this shift in policy? Tawfik Hamid joins Tony with analysis. The Olympics are days away. Will the new ‘activist athlete' protest in China? Gordon Chang offers analysis.

Danger Close with Jack Carr
Head of the Snake Part 4: Aftermath

Danger Close with Jack Carr

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 92:02


About the Head of the Snake Series  In May of 2011, Mark Owen crossed the Afghanistan-Pakistan border on a mission to capture/kill Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda - to decapitate “The Head of the Snake.”    But that night in Abbottabad, Pakistan is just a part of Mark's story. In this special four-part series of Danger Close, Jack sits down for an extended interview with Mark to discuss the story you haven't heard. Starting with Mark's childhood in a remote Alaskan community to his early days in the SEAL Teams to 9/11 and the sustained combat that followed to his selection and training for a team at the highest echelons of special operations, this is Mark Owen unfiltered, candid, and uncensored.  Mark would go on to take part in high-profile operations like the mission to rescue Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates and the search for Bowe Bergdahl.  He would later work his way up a stairwell in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan and into a hallway where the most wanted terrorist in the world waited…   But, as Jack and Mark discuss, the aftermath of the raid would not only change the public profile of Naval Special Warfare, it would also alter the course of Mark's life in ways he could have never anticipated.  IRONCLAD and SIG Sauer proudly present, The Head of the Snake: The Killing of UBL, a special Danger Close event.  Part 4: Aftermath  The days following the raid that killed Osama bin Laden were an exciting time for the American public, but for the men that were there the night he died things were taking a turn. In the final installment of The Head of the Snake series, we learn about why Mark's military career would soon come to an end, and how his decision to tell the public the story of the Bin Laden raid drew the ire of the Pentagon.  It's a fascinating look at the post-9/11 American military, issues within the Navy Special Warfare community, how the Defense Department deals with internal controversies, and more.  Mark Owen's books: No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden and No Hero: The Evolution of a Navy SEAL Sponsors: Today's episode is presented by SIG Sauer. Today's show is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. 

Danger Close with Jack Carr
Head of the Snake Part 3: The Raid

Danger Close with Jack Carr

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 83:36


About the Head of the Snake Series  In May of 2011, Mark Owen crossed the Afghanistan-Pakistan border on a mission to capture/kill Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda - to decapitate “The Head of the Snake.”    But that night in Abbottabad, Pakistan is just a part of Mark's story. In this special four-part series of Danger Close, Jack sits down for an extended interview with Mark to discuss the story you haven't heard. Starting with Mark's childhood in a remote Alaskan community to his early days in the SEAL Teams to 9/11 and the sustained combat that followed to his selection and training for a team at the highest echelons of special operations, this is Mark Owen unfiltered, candid, and uncensored. Mark would go on to take part in high-profile operations like the mission to rescue Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates and the search for Bowe Bergdahl. He would later work his way up a stairwell in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan and into a hallway where the most wanted terrorist in the world waited…   But, as Jack and Mark discuss, the aftermath of the raid would not only change the public profile of Naval Special Warfare, it would also alter the course of Mark's life in ways he could have never anticipated.  IRONCLAD and SIG Sauer proudly present, The Head of the Snake: The Killing of UBL, a special Danger Close event. About Part 3: The Raid In part three of the Head of the Snake series, Jack and Mark do a deep dive into the raid that killed Osama bin Laden–no matter what you may have seen in the movies, this is a story with details you've likely never heard before. Not only did last minute changes in Washington nearly cause a disaster for Mark and his team, but we also learn the methods used to infiltrate and clear the fortified compound. Jack also learns why the details of Bin Laden's death can tell us so much about his life.  Mark Owen's books: No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden and No Hero: The Evolution of a Navy SEAL Sponsors: Today's episode is presented by SIG Sauer. Today's show is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee. 

The Patrick Coffin Show | Interviews with influencers | Commentary about culture | Tools for transformation

Telegram: https://t.me/patrickcoffinmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realpatrickcoffin/ BitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/1NpgZJSoZaLJ/ Gab: https://gab.com/PatrickCoffin Brighteon: https://www.brighteon.com/channels/patrickcoffin My guest James Corbett this week debunks official narratives for a living. His Corbett Report is a must-save source for alternative news and views. And in this episode of my podcast, James walks us through the true history of al-Qaeda, from the players to the multi-layered deceptions promoted via the American media, to the group's nature and aims. The Covid scam has got millions of people rethinking “official stories” promoted by the same cabal that gave us previous nonsensical, or outright false, events and interpretations thereon. This is a great conversation to share with your normie friends. After this interview you will know:

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 1712:06


Anti-racism revolutions… and more on today's CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. This is Toby Sumpter. Today is Tuesday, November 23, 2021.  Find all our shows at Crosspolitic.com and download the Fight Laugh Feast App at your favorite app store so you don't miss anything.  Guess who's back on Youtube? We are! Here's the goal… Youtube will still carry our live stream but after that stream is done it is going to only be on the app. we will however post clips to youtube still but the outside of the livestream if you want to catch the full show you have Rumble, The FLF app and FB. What's the Goal of Antiracism? Play Audio: When people say that Critical Race Theory is just Marxism applied to race. This is what we're talking about. Instead of reducing everything and everyone down to economic status like Mark did, between the proletariat and bourgeois, modern Marxists divide everything and everyone by race or gender or some other intersectional nonsense. But notice that this lady says: anti-racism asks for “literally” a revolution that will tear down that system.  That system was built on Christian principles. Despite all the sin and evil that was still resident in it, there was a standard, an immune system slowly checking, curbing, and correcting those sinful elements. What will you get when the anti-racists are on top? What do you get when anti-racists are the oppressors? There's no standard… And just in case you think we might be a little extreme, it's what they are literally chanting in the streets of Chicago following the Rittenhouse exoneration: Play audio: 0:00-0:12 Twitter Users Suspended for Saying Rittenhouse Did Nothing Wrong After His Exoneration https://thefederalist.com/2021/11/22/twitter-suspended-me-for-saying-kyle-rittenhouse-did-nothing-wrong-after-his-acquittal/ Speaking of the Rittenhouse exoneration, Josiah Lippincott is a PhD student at Hillsdale College, a Marine veteran, and writer. In the exuberant hours after Rittenhouse's acquittal, he tweeted the phrase “Kyle Rittenhouse did nothing wrong” to his 10,000 followers. The tweet went viral, generating hundreds of retweets and thousands of likes.  Only a few days earlier, Mr. Lippincott had tweeted the same thing only to have it yanked by Twitter and his account suspended. So, following the jury's verdict, Mr. Lippincott tweeted the same phrase, “Kyle Rittenhouse did nothing wrong” with a screenshot of the previous suspension from twitter. He felt vindicated and apparently thousands other twitter users agreed.  However, Twitter was not having it, not even after a jury ruled that Kyle Rittenhouse was innocent of all charges. On Sunday morning, Mr. Lippincott woke up to another suspension from Twitter for insisting that Rittenhouse was in the right. The first suspension had been for 12 hours. This second suspension is for seven days.  Twitter has determined that it is the Grand Arbiter of truth and justice, not the American justice system, not due process, not a jury of peers, you know those principles of justice derived from the Word of God. Which, incidentally, when you make yourself the arbiter of truth and justice, you are essentially claiming to be God.  Police Officer Who was Fired for donating to Rittenhouse Fund Demands Job Back https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10222207/Virginia-cop-fired-anonymously-donating-25-Kyle-Rittenhouse-fund-demands-job-back.html In other news on the fallout of the Rittenhouse verdict: A Virginia cop who was fired for anonymously donating $25 to a Kyle Rittenhousedefense fund after being outed by hackers and the media is now demanding his job back from the woke, 'hypocrite' police chief who fired him.  Speaking to DailyMail.com on Friday, as the Rittenhouse verdict came in, Norfolk Police Lieutenant William 'Bill' Kelly explained why he thought Rittenhouse deserved his help back then, and why he stands by the decision now.  Kelly, a 19-year veteran and father-of-three who had moved into the internal affairs division at the time, made a $25 donation to a Give Send Go online campaign for Rittenhouse's legal team after watching social media videos and journalists' footage from the August 2020 Kenosha riots.  He wrote alongside his donation: 'God Bless. Thank you for your courage. Keep your head up. You've done nothing wrong. Every rank-and-file police officer supports you.'  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10222207/Virginia-cop-fired-anonymously-donating-25-Kyle-Rittenhouse-fund-demands-job-back.html#v-2288644209685676032 Play audio: 0:14-0:39 Kelly, a self-confessed 'news junkie', saw that a GoFundMe account for Rittenhouse had been canceled, and a site called Give Send Go had set up another page for him.  He logged on and donated, making sure to leave out personal details because he says he didn't want to associate himself with the police department.  'I was interested in giving him the chance to defend himself in front of a jury. I know that lawyers are expensive, and it's hard sometimes to get the message out there. I wanted to make sure that he had the means necessary to make his claim in court. 'It mattered. The comments I made, my belief that he has a strong claim for self-defense was a personal opinion. I didn't want my city or police department to be associated with it, so I chose to donate anonymously. 'It was only after the hackers broke into it that they were able to connect those dots,' he said. A hacker group called 'Distributed Denial of Secrets' obtained his name and email address from the fund and provided it to The Guardian, which published a story including his name. The Daily Dot followed.  Within a day of it coming out, the Norfolk Police Department was receiving widespread calls to fire Kelly from all over the world.  'It wasn't people local, it was people from all around the country who read an article and sent a nasty tweet. In the absence of that outcry, there would not have been any kind of disciplinary action against me, I'm confident,' he said.  The city decided that the comments 'eroded' the public's trust in the police and Kelly was fired in April.  He has since filed a grievance, but the process is ongoing and in the meantime, he's had to survive on his savings. He says the only reason he was fired was because he supported the teenager.  'If I had a different opinion and I donated to a fund for the victims and made comments about how Mr. Rittenhouse was a murderer, nobody would have cared or tried to get me fired.' In his grievance, he points to the fact that the police chief Larry Boone attended a BLM protest in May last year in full uniform, while on duty.  In the photo, Boone is holding a sign that reads Black Lives Matter, with the names of people who have been shot by cops - including some in Norfolk - around it.  'The hypocrisy is dumbfounding. For the leader of our organization to be able to advocate support for a movement that is at the very least divisive in America today, in uniform while on duty... he was holding carried the name of a person who had recently been shot by a Norfolk police officer.  'The sign demanded justice for that person, but that shooting was still under investigation to determine whether or not that officer should be charged criminally. It's very inconsistent. Jonah Goldberg and Chris Hayes Leaving Fox over Tucker Carlson January 6 Doc  https://thedispatch.com/p/why-we-are-leaving-fox-news?fbclid=IwAR0swf7Gg8vVO8xeHsUYi67w0JtZmwV8Pfpvscb47Wr_SAz56eL_ckZmMMk Jonah Goldberg and Chris Hayes announced that they are leaving Fox News over the weekend. But the voices of the responsible are being drowned out by the irresponsible.  A case in point: Patriot Purge, a three-part series hosted by Tucker Carlson.  The special—which ran on Fox's subscription streaming service earlier this month and was promoted on Fox News—is presented in the style of an exposé, a hard-hitting piece of investigative journalism. In reality, it is a collection of incoherent conspiracy-mongering, riddled with factual inaccuracies, half-truths, deceptive imagery, and damning omissions. And its message is clear: The U.S. government is targeting patriotic Americans in the same manner —and with the same tools—that it used to target al Qaeda.  Trailer for Tucker Carlson's Patriot Purge 0:27-1:06 Under the audio, there, are images of people being water-boarded, Afghanistan operations as well as images from the January 6 extravaganza.  Hayes and Goldberg write: “This is not happening. And we think it's dangerous to pretend it is. If a person with such a platform shares such misinformation loud enough and long enough, there are Americans who will believe—and act upon—it. This isn't theoretical. This is what actually happened on January 6, 2021. Over the past five years, some of Fox's top opinion hosts amplified the false claims and bizarre narratives of Donald Trump or offered up their own in his service. In this sense, the release of Patriot Purge wasn't an isolated incident, it was merely the most egregious example of a longstanding trend. Patriot Purge creates an alternative history of January 6, contradicted not just by common sense, not just by the testimony and on-the-record statements of many participants, but by the reporting of the news division of Fox News itself.”  While I really appreciated Goldberg's Liberal Fascists, and I still recommend it to you heartily, I'm beginning to wonder if Goldberg is one of those academics who can only spot the enemy safely behind the glass of several decades. This is the problem with many academics. They can do plenty of good historical work and careful analysis from the distance of time, but they cannot see clearly enough when the battle is right in front of them.  And do not misunderstand me. I'm not endorsing the Tucker Carlson documentary. I haven't seen it. But I find it utterly baffling to completely dismiss it as “a collection of incoherent conspiracy-mongering.” And if they are so sure that it is, could they at least be so kind as to point us to some of easy-peasy explainers we could send to our grandmothers? There absolutely is surface plausibility to the thought that in the eyes of the Left, conservative Christians are the new target. Merrick Garland's designation of parents protesting at school board meetings as domestic terrorists is not conspiracy mongering.  Also, even if there's no united conspiracy, Christians know that the spirit of the age, the spirit of unbelief hates God, hates the truth, and loves violence, and that spirit is at work. It need not be in a central office in Buffalo. And I have no problem with anyone pointing out facts or narratives that Tucker has gotten wrong. Let the truth out.  Psalm of the Day: Psalm 2 Play: 0:00- Why do the heathen nations vainly rage? What prideful schemes are they in vain devising? Now serve the Lord with fear and gladness trembling And all ye kings seek wisdom here How blest are those who trust without desembling Who kiss the Son and bow in reverent fear. Amen! Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links.  This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. A reminder: Support Rowdy Christian media, and share this show or become a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. For a limited time, we're offering a Christmas Man Box for new subscribers at the Silver level and above, and if you're already a club member, you can purchase the CrossPolitic Christmas Man Box for just $50 while supplies last. Remember if you didn't make it to the Fight Laugh Feast Conferences, club members have access to all the talks from Douglas Wilson, Joe Boot, Jeff Durbin, Glenn Sunshine, Nate Wilson, David Bahnsen, Voddie Baucham, Ben Merkle, and many more. Join today and have a great day.

Kash's Corner
Kash's Corner: With Many Left Behind in Afghanistan, What Should the US Do Now?

Kash's Corner