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BREAKING: Top ISIS Leader Taken Out By U.S. Special Forces

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February 3, 2022 12:00 pm

BREAKING: Top ISIS Leader Taken Out By U.S. Special Forces

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February 3, 2022 12:00 pm

U.S. special forces conducted a raid on ISIS leader Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi. Instead of surrendering, al-Qurayshi detonated an explosive killing himself and several others. No American forces were killed in the operation. Jay, Jordan, and the rest of the Sekulow team discuss the significance of the operation. This and more today on Sekulow .

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Circular was taken out US special forces now want to hear from you Sharon's most common call one 800-6843 11 secular secular. We are fixing 31 to 2000 683110. The positive news in the war on terror group which I get me out so good about a lot there that poses much of a threat to the US Armed Forces said said that their leader was taken up. They had tried to reconstitute in Syria and North Africa.

That's the Islamic state. Isis they've not given up that banner their leader was in northwest Syria and was located by our special forces and intelligence.

They knew exactly where he was. He was cornered in a building and he decided to blow himself up, rather than be taken by the US special forces, but an incredible job listings. Reports of this morning coming out of this just to kind of explain to you how in-depth the Intel was on the specific individual I would date used utilize special forces, no US casualties is that they knew that the building he was and he might not of known he might've thought he was because not more destruction with his suicide vest but instead they would do enough about the building to know that he likely did not have enough explosives strapped to him to take out the whole building is Intel they were able to evacuate most of the area, but this again shows you that even with with figs at with the administration seem dicey every day, especially with foreign policy are special forces in our military are able to do their job and be unleashed are able to take out systematically.

These these terrorist leaders which then which then undercut me, and it causes a lot of disruption to these terrorist groups so the leader was the actual replacement for elbow identity so this was the number one Isis terrorist Abu Brahim L how she mean he was killed by our special operations. What is interesting going on. But this before we went on air. We had in Syria with us to place your US special operating forces special ops forces US at Russian special operation forces. There was at the same time not the same exact spot right, both US troops and Russian troops were on the ground in Syria yell opposite sides is worse that goes and they support you know the President of Syria and we do not, and interestingly enough, this guy was killed in India which is the area of the province is held by our allies by the Syrian Democratic forces. Is there area so he was hiding in an area that really is under the control of Syrian Democratic forces and where we have US forces stationed and that this operation kudos to the administration for keeping it quiet until it was done in kudos to our soldiers who did an excellent job. They went in with a loudspeaker and an Arabic translator telling women and children to evacuate. They did all they could to minimize civilian casualties. It appears the 10 civilians that were killed and 614 children Russia killed by the terrorist himself as he blew himself up, and also this is a great operation by the United States military are special forces and want to thank them and all the men and women that are serving our country. Anywhere that there deploy. This was a major operation in a major operational success is also reviewed in this next segment is some information coming up against and that information about what took place there not so encouraging.

I would say at the end.

This is something that you would think Congress would be looking at.

We are looking at it.

We filed a FOIA request and are now in federal court on it will get into more your thoughts will renew an answer for that.

Just a few days, but from the very beginning with that Afghanistan withdraw. We wanted to know why things like evacuating Americans, evacuating allies, evacuating our equipment why those things weren't handled before the actual withdraw to place status information you're getting into gives us a peek into that. Why your folks really continue to if you got phone calls about Isis phone calls about this new information on the Afghan withdraw if they were going day before Koppel felt they were still planning meetings US Embassy in Cobb for the next day force that they instead of having meetings. They were evacuating the embassy give us a call one 800 684 31 to see how the military can do its job are diplomats we talked with this worker know yesterday. It's like they're not doing their job and not doing the right back. The challenges facing Americans or substantial time in our value freedom sword constitutional rights are under attack is more important than ever to stay with the American Center for Law and Justice ACLJ on the front lines protecting your freedoms defending your rights in court in Congress to get in the public arena and we have an exceptional track record of success. But here's the bottom line we could not do her work without your support, we remain committed to protecting your religious and constitutional freedoms then remains our top priority, especially now during these challenging times. The American Center for Law and Justice is on your side, you're already a member. Thank you.

Well, this is the perfect time to stand with us. ACLJ.org where you can learn more about our life changing become a member today ACLJ only one.

A society can agree that the most vulnerable invoice is, is there any hope for that culture to survive. And that's exactly what you are saying when you stand with the American Center for Law and Justice, defendant the right to life. We created a free powerful publication offering a panoramic view of the ACLJ's battle for the unborn is called mission will show you how you are personally publication includes a look at all major ACLJ cases were fighting for the rights of pro-life activist ramifications 40 years later Planned Parenthood's role in the ministry and what Obama care means to discover the many ways your membership is empowering the right question free copy mission life today online/secular take your phone calls to as well. If you recall the year one 800-6831 two Kelly's dueling stories very positive story see what our military is able to act under strata with their able to make the decision variable put the intelligence together we could take out these terrorist leaders and again pray start military for an excellent special forces mission taking out the number one Isis leader. This was the person to replace back daddy again. Isis was trying to reconstitute. While the trumpet ministration effectively destroyed the caliphate. There were still actors trying to reconstitute under the Isis banner in both Syria and North Africa. Their leader is now dead. So what it's showing to these terrorist groups is that we can't we're still watching you and we can take you out before you have a chance to become a back daddy before you have a chance to create a mini caliphate and start taking actual property because that's what Isis is about Isis is not Al Qaeda hiding in the in the caves.

Isis their whole thing is we want to caliphate want to take take land take cities want to run them would be in charge and again because our special forces in northwest Syria. No US casualties in Isis leader is surrounded are special forces reporting is he a suicide vest on and he decided rather than be taken by special force, likely killed by special forces. He would detonate that best thought he was going to do a lot more damage. They were able to clear the area and knew that he did not have any that just because with the wind intelligence is good knew that he didn't have enough explosives right to take down the building so I was in SU this Wessels when we talk about special operations unit like this that was operating what goes in MMC don't disclose anything but what what goes into this. What are they doing to me. It's a combination of intelligence on ground off in the central command center. How does it all work that they coordinate heavily our special forces always do with our intelligence people and we have intelligence operatives on the ground in Syria that are both planted by the US and also Syrian assets as well there so there's a lot of coordination and planning than any time you have an operation like this your special forces guide. They do what we used to call in the military rock drills they actually go through and they will set up a mock building our mock encampment and they will practice.

This is how we will go and this this will be our point of entry.

If we need to escape how this is our point of exit they go in and they actually physically rehearsed this before they do it in again. Kudos to the military you think they knew that there was a good possibility that he was in a detonate and see himself at some point think so because some reports are saying that that they he that people thought he had enough explosives to bring down the whole building. He did not and apparently we knew that we knew at its edges and that's that's impressive intelligence were present by net estate is the right as our troops approach to capture the terrorist in a final act of desperate cowardice.

He would know regarding the lives of his own family or others in the building. He chose to blow himself up noxious of the best with the blowup that third floor rather than face justice for the crimes he is committed taking several members of his family with him, just as his predecessor did. So it's interesting to me and appreciate that our military did such a great job on this and the I think the important thing in the important message in this to be the message to the entire world, we may have political discourse here that is aggressive and and people on all sides of the issues. But what comes to protecting the interests by the way you protect you take out Isis because not only destabilizing the Middle East is destabilizing to the world may Isis terrace of done acts in the United States. We took out the number one guy under the last President and then we could have the number one guy on the current President, Republican, Democrat, in that sense, it didn't matter because we had the intelligence we had the capabilities I want to say thank you to everyone serving that was able to see this now I say that because you wish every operation would move in that kind of way. But there is information coming out on the Afghanistan withdrawal that has Sen. Richard Blumenthal will set this up torn up that yes you got a very liberal US Sen. Democrat from Connecticut, but is the Senate Armed Forces committee and eat this new information became anthrax Yost unclassified was about the National Security Council staff on August 14. Dates are very important here. I will explain the dates on August 14. There's a deputy small group. They met for one hour to talk about the relocations out of Afghanistan so getting the Americans out getting the special visa holders out of Afghanistan. They were still meeting about this on August 14, to the point where they said let's have another another meeting tomorrow. They're still working with the Embassy in Kabul on August 15 except for Kabul fell to the Taliban on August 15, so they were.

They were people say they are rushing the plans together or this was a situation where there intelligence was very bad, or they were ignoring the reality on the ground because I can't imagine how you can figure out how they was on your doorstep. On August 14. If they were literally going to take the city August 15 and basically what was they walked in and it was not like super violent. They walked in and took over the city and what did this lead to though. Ultimately, this poor planning. Not the fault of our troops.

Remember 13 US troops killed by supposedly Isis K which was another Isis group reconstituting in Afghanistan. We were trusting the Taliban to protect our troops from Isis K and of course 13 US troops were killed, but it shows some serious serious mismanagement at the diplomatic level.

Well, I mean, to the point of negligence in arming it out there and having meetings on August 14 talking about the priority now this is August 14. The next day novels not in the in the PAL mentoring control the day before they're trying to figure out this what level of person. Should we evacuate in what order entered discussing Damon come to a final conclusion or any example there's a lot of documents here exactly this in the meeting on the 14th. They just decided that they needed to notify local Afghan staff on the 14th, the day before the concert on the 15th. Our embassy was evacuated with me. Kabul was gone, taken by the Taliban, sadistic shows, you know, we filed a so they say they they had a plan and it just didn't work know that in they did not have a plan they were doing the planning. Unfortunately, the day before the whole country fell and fell into the hands of the Taliban, so we followed August 30 a demand letter with the State Department with the director of information, office management, the Department of Defense, the secretary off of the secretary and joint staff and also the US Central command. I wanted before we get into the details that people say why would you file with the US Central command will explain CENTCOM yes income is is the combating command that is in charge of all of that region of the world.

The combatant commands control different regions of the world and CENTCOM is commanded by four-star general and they have there in charge of all military operations and much of the intelligence intelligence gathering for that that part of the world. So our request sought records pertaining to communications knowledge and effort surrounding the failure unfolding Afghanistan and the communications had between agencies in the months leading up to the national security, humanitarian catastrophe that took place and we give specific examples. Then documents are being released which are showing what was going on and here's the problem. The course than the government did what they always do. No response.

And we do what we always do put up on the screen for those watching our social media platforms.

We filed in Federal Ct., United States District Court for the District of Columbia American Center for Law and Justice verse nine State Department estate United States office of director of national intelligence test record old old office and United States Department of Defense and the course and consent, as we said in the answer to this complaint is due in just a few days by the federal government. I have never had note.

No response. We filed a lawsuit would have to do this in most of these cases J and looking at in a nutshell, I actually think if you boil all the questions that we've demanded answers to. I think were looking for the answer the question that Jordan goes just a minute ago and clearly there was intelligence that showed that that I take over of Kabul was gonna happen, so did AA not know or be did they ignore it and Jay look at me. I just I just can't believe that 24 hours. There were only 24 hours away and and they work they didn't know know I think they chose to ignore it.

You know the other. The other thing here Jane.

I think this is what Sen. Blumenthal is so except upset about. Let's say you're the commander-in-chief.

Let's say you've done the deliberative process and you have decided that you are going to withdraw. Whether you agree or disagree with that. Let's say that's that and that is the conclusion that you have arrived at what if you don't have the things nailed down that these leaked notes show word and need to nail down you have to adjust. You can't leave yet you can still leave later, but you have to do it in an orderly fashion. And if you don't what happens. It costs lives and in this case, it cost American lives and it cost the lives of allies on the ground here for military men and women that are listening to this broadcast right now and get the reaction about this because another's lobular survey that was served Afghanistan had husband or wife who served Afghanistan or child who served Afghanistan and while this information is still coming to light about why withdraw such a botched disaster. We got Democrats upset about it we come back briefly to get through yet liberal Democrats don't usually play with my Blumenthal Democrat from Connecticut but again they are outraged as well because it put our military written. This situation, the diplomatic blunders and not believing the Intel or bad Intel led to our military being and of danger situation where they were relying on the Taliban in those final days to protect them outside terrace. I guess what that didn't work. 13. US troops were killed, will be right back on secular take one 800 684 31 to develop more on this is some interesting information. Most of us a call to serve the military. We want to hear from you. 800-684-3110 only one. A society can agree that the most vulnerable invoice is, is there any hope for that culture to survive. And that's exactly what you are saying when you stand with the American Center for Law and Justice, defendant the right to life, we've created a free powerful publication offering a panoramic view of the ACLJ's battle for the unborn is called mission will show you how you personally and publication includes a look at all major ACLJ cases were fighting for the rights of pro-life activist ramifications 40 years later Planned Parenthood's role in the worship ministry and what Obama care means to the pro-life in many ways your membership in the ACLJ is empowering the right to question your free copy of mission in life today online ACLJ/challenges facing Americans for substantial time and are now free to start constitutional rights are under attack more important than ever to stay with the American Center for Law and Justice ACLJ on the front lines protecting your freedoms defending your rights in court in Congress and in the public arena and we have an exceptional track record of success. But here's the bottom line we could not do our work without your support, we remain committed to protecting your religious and constitutional freedoms that remains our top priority, especially now during these challenging times. The American Center for Law and Justice is on your side. You are already a member. Thank you. Well, this is the perfect time to stand with us. ACLJ.org where you can learn more about her life changing become a member today ACLJ secular. We are to your phone calls you really will hear from people who are in the military or did serve because it's generations of people who served in the Afghan again in Afghanistan and said maybe it's your husband is your wife if you because there's new information coming to light about how the diplomats on the ground were botching this up until the last moment they were planning on the day before Kabul fell the Taliban there planning on having more meetings with our embassy in Kabul and they were talking about the embassy at the airport at that point their time at the actual embassy the next day the embassy was evacuated. They had just decided on the day before Kabul fell how to that they should start letting our Afghan allies a special visa holders who could immigrate to the US to start letting them know to prepare to leave they didn't actually get that meeting was the day before it fell. They had put in place to not take this the plane we now can execute his plan to step I think we need to do this, so let's get this ready to do. It was not what was put into action. But recollect, I place Sen. Blumenthal because it's not just Republican opposition and outrage over this. This is a bipartisan take Alyssa by 25.

I am deeply dissatisfied and downright upset with the lagging ligand affects in evacuating risk Afghan allies from that country. These men, women and their families put their lives on the line to protect our troops in diplomats and we are failing to rescue them. Listen not then that's Richard Blumenthal, liberal Democrat, recognizing what we recognized back in August that this was a debacle.

Yeah J Lenny only just give a little insight into why the outrage from both Republicans and Democrats was was pretty universal. When this happened to Jay all of their offices were literally flooded with constituents who had either friends or family still in harm's way and who were just aghast that the United States government was leaving them behind. Look a lot of those constituents thought that leaving Afghanistan was an okay idea, but they just could not wrap their aunt their minds around like we couldn't the idea that we would leave without getting the people who had fought whether they were Americans are allies behind. That's why the outpouring was so universal and not to say this to even hear the ACLJ today as we speak. We continue to monitor us in very specific cases on the ground. Some of them are resolving. Yes, others are not. And even now at this late date.

People like Sen. Blumenthal have dozens of open cases inside their office. I'd I'd almost be willing to guarantee I've been through this process before they were flooded with real situations.

This is not some hypothetical theoretical a policy decision. This impacted people's lives on the ground and the Senators felt in a very personal way that we got some calls for the 164 3110 Mary Ellen from Illinois on line 1 hey Maryellen, what secular you're on the oh hello everyone.

Blumenthal's name thing now, how many months after I'd like to come we didn't hear his name back. I ain't going forward. Not just now everybody could see on the ground that it was. It was horrendous but I do think we have to go back to August try to look because I was a lot of a bipartisan discussion about the how bad the withdrawal was there. There was joy and I think after the fact. I think when when people were actually left behind. I actually thought the level of bipartisan outrage was was pretty significant, especially in this divided town. I thought it was good. Now we're here's where I do think some criticism is warranted here and I think maybe Maryellen is alluding to this in the lead up Jordan at the President's party needed to insist he do better. I mean look I think most of these people I don't like don't know for sure about Sen. Blumenthal but my guess is he probably thought that the withdraw decision. I was a good one. But look, you can't set a date certain and then if the rubrics that are required to actually implement that withdraw are not met Jordan, you've you've got to just you got a push it back.

He can't turn security over the town band and just throw up your arms and lose American lives and that's essentially what happened, I would be fair and honest about that. What that is talk that because this is goes back again, a Democrat, Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire US Sen. she got asked out today as well on MSNBC about this information.

Take Alyssa. She said she did agree with any of it from the get-go. What is your reaction to this latest reporting side with what we've seen in the wake of the withdraw enough attention on women and children. Well now I think we need to do more to think about how we can work. Women and girls stand. It's no secret that I was not supporting the presence decision to withdraw less uncomfortable with the way that was carried we now know also messes and addresses that it wasn't just members of the Republicans, Democrats in the Senate that were concerned about this with the general network chart. This was not a military debacle.

This was a White House State Department debacle.

If you call back in the fold after all this transpired. We had some of our top general from CENTCOM, the chairman of the joint Chiefs, the Vice Chairman, the second your defense who testified before Congress that they did not recommend this. This operation took to unfold the way it did.

They were against this, the President try to say really own all of his generals are concurred in the end they disputed that because they they told him they were not ready wanted to hold blogger Merrifield for a while longer not use the airport in Kabul as as an excellent point. All kinds of things like that.

The military hands were tied in this case and what were witnessing here what we witnessed back in August is an absence of planning, not letting the military do what they do best and also expand alluded to a commitment to a certain date to leave even though they were prepared to leave on that date and and the mission was not ready to be executed.

The President and the administration they overestimated the ability of Daphnia Afghan national army to defend their own country. They underestimated the strength of the tell man and keep this in mind, J disc MLS fall to the Taliban and they were talking with our representatives at the State Department and they offered to stay out of Kabul to let us control it into we got everyone out in the administration refused to take control of the city and they voluntarily let let the Taliban command because they thought we could all escape from the Kabul airport yet on the day before were they doing their still discussing transit points to get people out of the country folks.

That's why we file this in federal court is white Americans in law and justice in our office of Greeley government oversight takes a very aggressive view on this. We go to court to get the answers because it when you get the answers you know what you don't let it happen again. We lose 13 men and women serving in our military and had a disastrous execution and removal of our troops. And now we know that the state to put the White House in the situation room. I know that room in that room.

The situation room there meeting the day before Kabul fell to decide Jordan when we get out of what priority when we start notifying the that was the day before it was gone and when that happened. You have to then understand the shift there instead of focusing on our Afghan allies who are under serious threat, making sure they got out safely like the African girl Socrates, which eventually did get a all those different groups. We said we would protect it.

We had set up in the US ready to go. It also looks like military bases that were being set up regulation of argument set up by the next day is what watching your own back so it's it switch to where that embassy staff that was remaining staff. You were getting and then we had to move our embassy to the airport, whatever that meant was, was a mess and then are troops and we sit there and reset additional troops to Afghanistan. 13 and up being billed trying to help people get to the airport as her lying on the Taliban safe, provide security for US troops terrorist Islamic terrorist groups that would kill US troops like the Taliban so I mean the whole effort, military is graded with our diplomats failing us, and that makes it tough on the US military that much stuff ACLJ is been on the frontlines protecting your freedom is defending your rights in court in Congress and in the public arena. The American Center for Law and Justice is on your side, you're already a member thanking God's well this is the perfect time to stand with us, ACLJ.org, where you can learn more about our life-changing work, member today ACLJ keeping you informed and now, this is Jordan secular serious question to hear from those who served in Afghanistan overhead family who served Afghanistan because I know people were very upset when they saw the withdraw was starting to get more more information. We file for you. Now federal lawsuit to get that information about why this was done in such a poor manner by the by the administration of why they didn't listen to the intelligence almost a year out.

Not enough for your output almost every nine months out. I say need to be start doing this now when it comes to getting be if you want to leave Afghanistan was there was a whole discussion about whether that was right or wrong, but if you want to leave then you need to start doing this now and so there's leaked documents out accesses is posted them and what they show is that the deputy's National Security Council were meeting along with the people of the Kabul embassy diplomats there on August 14 about a plan for the Afghans who had the special immigrant basis to cut the SIV's to come to the US on the 14th. He said well you know we need a plan to notify them to leave on the 15th. Kabul fell our embassy was evacuated to the airport and all the chaos ensued and we we know that the chaos about what were now finding out is how early. These warnings came west starting in more talk about member.

Here's argument August warnings came almost the beginning of the year in February right after the President took office, met seller who was a CIA officer. He since retired from the CIA. He said when all this broke of the last few days. He said they were talking with the administration about protecting Afghans who worked with Americans in this is a quote from him. They treated us like we were chicken Little. They did not believe the sky was falling, he goes on to say, on 13 July we offered to work with them to help evacuate people from Afghanistan. We also this disaster coming before the inevitable comes occurred.

This is 13, July.

He says they did not get back to us on that request until August 15 day Kabul fell.

Think about the timing of this and what it says about what was going on. Not about a military this is reset the first half-hour military to a surgical strike against the number of the replacement for Al back that he's dead he's done today in the military is doing said can execute. The problem is the political side of this for the light outside of this in the State Department side of this, our diplomats continue than to fail on this. I mean if information since West is that is available in February and then you turn around in the same beginnings like we may want to do something about this and then August 14 there meeting to decide what to do in the country falls. The next day in NJ and the ramifications are just horrific coming they really are. Jordan talk about the 13 Americans whose lives were lost as a direct consequence of these decisions. JII think beyond that as well and I think probably if we went around the panel we might have various views on when the best time to leave was I personally think 20 Years Is Probably Way too long but think about this for 20 years. The reason that young girls were protected could go to school. Want work given away his child brides was because we were there providing then some protection. J if we were to pull back from that. Those 20 years put a duty in place for to us to protect those young girls we failed on that front. J we just did not mean it that that the consequences of not just 13 American soldiers killed which was horrific, but also the Afghan assistance of ours that we left, we realize that Saturday before the young younger teenagers that were helping out and translating that went to school to be educated in them being subject to the, the Taliban, and that rule which is it's a catastrophic failure of the White House and the State Department Jordan on all of this military. We want to be clear on that.

Not me that's that's a present for the military in horrible situations. They added nurses at the end Afghanistan and 30 were killed bit where they were killed they were trying to take your children and again we talked, but that would recruit no yesterday. That is not really the military's job. They are not. We've turned them into like going into villages and towns to help build these foolish if that's what diplomats are supposed to have diplomats in places that are that are dangerous around the world. But there's this lack of engagement down the diplomatic court or military in a ring. This very difficult situation.

Nothing won't go they go they put themselves in harms way and try to the best that they can the people they take their orders. They follow them, but remember this debacle justly canceling led to American forces being killed in Afghanistan challenges facing Americans for substantial time in our Valley freedom sword constitutional rights are under attack more important than ever to stay with the American Center for Law and Justice on the frontlines protecting your freedoms defending your rights" in Congress and in the public arena and we have an exceptional track record of success. But here's the bottom line we could not do our work without your support, we remain committed to protecting your religious and constitutional freedoms then remains our top priority, especially now during these challenging times.

The American Center for Law and Justice is on your side. You are already a member. Well, this is the perfect time to stand with us. ACLJ.org where you can learn more about her life changing become a member today ACLJ only one. A society can agree that the most vulnerable voice and is there any hope for that culture to survive.

And that's exactly what you are saying when you stand with the American Center for Law and Justice, defendant the right to life, we've created a free powerful publication offering a panoramic view of the ACLJ's battle for the unborn is called mission will show you how you are personally publication includes a look at all major ACLJ were fighting for the rights of pro-life activist ramifications 40 years later Planned Parenthood's role in the industry and what Obama care means to discover the many ways your membership is powering the right question free copy of mission in life today online/secular 200 684 31 two reiterates you ACLJ's take action on the summit of Washington DC, said Hutchison back waiting for documents to be leaked by the news. Really proactive, going back to August of just a couple weeks after they were meeting still on August 14 about how to evacuate Afghanistan and it felt the Taliban on August 15.

On August 30 we darted to the foyer to the State Department people within the State Department, Department of Defense, other agencies as well including Syncom and now were in federal court, but we file with within less than two weeks of those meetings we arty father's voice and were entitled those documents. That's why were insisting on them and luckily we basically want to know why the things that we've talked about today weren't considered in renter and a plan readjusted at you if you couldn't get the Americans out if you couldn't get your allies out if you can get the people who served alongside of us out if you couldn't evacuate the very important and sophisticated equipment so that it didn't fall into the hands of the enemy and you just can't leave on that date certain. Those are the documents that we want Jordan and we want to know who involved who had the sacred obligation to do this job and had that information and push forward with the decision anyway and look ultimately this is on the commander-in-chief's desk, but Jordan there are Tonto people inside these agencies who also would've had access to this information.

I sure want to hear from you. We have a ready, some military men and women that either served in Afghanistan or rack or have family members that did get your reaction all this, one 800 684110, but there's an interesting situation is the pivot right now to the situation that were dealing with in with the Ice Age them to deal with Russia and Ukraine. So Russia and this is the word is been imminent. The word has been from coming from the White House. It's an imminent attack the Russians to Ukraine. That was that was an invitation in family take a little bit.

Maybe we won't react and then there was an inconsistent statement made at the United Nations. So this was in a press conference yesterday. Jen socket was asked the question by reporter take a lesson last week still is that there is not that she does not vacation on that one.

Thinking others of that once and then we stopped using it because I think it Fenton message that we were intending to stand which was that we knew that Pres. Putin made a decision.

Wes the the imminent predictions are not not just coming from Pres. Biden urgent sake. These predictions have come from, or military there looking at situation on the ground are looking at satellite photos there looking at the fact that the troops continued to euro go in surround Ukraine on three different sides that is now moving field hospitals and blood and plasma supplies for the border of Ukraine which you don't need in a training exercise in and in large quantities is the military who really believe in his intelligence that this is imminent. More than likely when she wins Jim sake use that term is because the military had brief world than the question is why are they now being challenged on because they they put the US in US investment in our nations. They put put out there to make that statement to de-escalate things so there's a reason why think it was. The world has said to the US stop when you had the Ukrainian presents a stop calling this imminent.

Don't use sack don't start acting like he has could be overrun that whether not that world is right on it. That is where the world's position is been in and the people who live in the backyard of Ukraine. Their position is bid. You are your basic memo I be present by was going to say it's it's a given that it's a done deal that they're going to invade the question is just how far they go. Now there started to walk back and start and I think that's and I don't know if it's right or wrong, but I think that there is also due how do you want to play pool. So if you keep if you keep forcing his head saying like you. He busted Vader or maybe try to play gather whatever he does is not what you talked about, so it's not as bad.

Like you said it's a smaller invasion, but the world clearly did not like this US drumbeat of war. And that's how it felt right or wrong. It felt like our government was beating the drum of war wheel. Yes, it was suggested with some of the troops right that just yesterday the beat the drumbeats award respected. It is to get forces of Fort Bragg that 8000. Morgan said and I do greatly reinforcing NATO. I mean, that was a big thing when reinforcement that we were to do it bilaterally because NATO was not being stood up right and would not come together in agreement, by the way, so no indication they have a political sick considerations about your know as well because the President of Ukraine. He is asked the administration to stop saying imminent because he says it will create panic. It'll affect our economy, and so I think that's part of the reason to publish on the soft palate. I don't think the intelligence is change.

Actually the intelligence still indicates that an invasion is likely, but there are political considerations.

We was the wrong thing in hindsight was asked was addressing it, the way that the United States addressed yet you know your enemy is about to do something is probably best. You don't tell the enemy that you know that you one of 100 and we did not have unity within NATO and still don't like this is, again, this is the skeptics perspective but as a boxer John Kirby right now on TV talk about the ISIS leader being killed start to think it's a bit of like, okay, but that's great.

This one guy who not sure what kind of influence he had a good is good, but yesterday you were drum beating trips to the to the out that that that I got inside you crave the God Apollo they go to Romania to go to our NATO allies FE like this is it could be utilized right now as a way to take attention off that now the media is not can allow that this all the medias, and Ukraine. The date I think that they whatever they like to shift on it like it sake say record is imminent anymore. They think that Vacaville backtracked too much in their actions speak louder than their words.

But I do think that if I try to play this ice is not that that's a bad thing as a good message to the terrorist but try to ship some discussion from the department fence. You know it's interesting because Emma currently speaking enemy is not been incompetence, but let's be honest on this, not knowing how he got the job man because he was the did before games. We're usually people go back for St. John. He did so.

There is an no disrespect to him, except that no when you listening to these guys. It doesn't build confidence. So my question I guess is an author for this up to fan my thought is we have a situation right now where we had a successful operation yesterday in Syria.

Great. That is very good. We have a difficult situation in Ukraine.

I'll say it that way and maybe not been one is that nobody is more than a minute. That's the words coming up whatever might be China and Taiwan.

The Russians and the Chinese and the Japanese are worried about North Korea in the course the South Koreans are to and I'm just wondering is the White House is the White House. Focusing on these issues the way they should be focusing on because when you get that memo that is now out about the fall of Afghanistan and their figuring out hours before went to start notifying people. That is not exactly what I would call the confidence building measure will J. Unfortunately, I think actually you invoking China is right on point here because I think that the White House's ability to impact deterrence here is waning. I mean look. There was a moment during this process. Where economic sanctions, including the ones that the Senate was putting forward would have had a very big impact on Vladimir Putin neck economic sanctions from the United States are significant when it comes to Russia about it. If you publicly have the backing of Pres. Sheedy of China as it now appears that Vladimir Putin does the impact of the sanctions, while still significant J they wane quite a bit so you know, even if the White House were to circle back now and get really focused and and and take some punitive actions. They just don't have the stinging effect that they would have had a month ago when, in my view, they should have been done so even if they circle back to them now. If President she comes out and says will fill that void that Latimer Putin might not care as much of the United States, but those in place that that that is again the main issue here is that all of this ties back together to the south of the Terry it's it's the nonmilitary spokespeople. If the White House spokespeople who building drumbeats war debates and savers as what to do it in and Ukraine and what the problem is been throughout this administration.

I think Wes is that they don't explain the American people. The mission then ask Afghanistan. It was unclear when we knew withdrawal there was much support for that. So instead of saying like that's perfect, especially to a great withdraw. It was all modeled and I got in. They were trusting each other's until same with Ukraine is that the American people don't want to do the right thing. But if you don't explain to us why we got troops going there why we beating this from me to work. Why was it imminent last week but is not imminent this week and words.

These these words need to be carefully utilized when they speak for the White House for the speak. The Department of Defense makes the American people rightfully skeptical because you don't exactly know what to believe and winter when they told the truth when they're hedging of the truth a little bit. The other thing about the administration to is that when they are questioned. It seems that there go to position is to become defensive and that does not make people trust you either when you're asked a simple question answer the question if you can do for security reasons, intelligence, security, you can answer it. You say that, but be honest about it.

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You are already a member. Well, this is the perfect time to stand with us ACLJ.where you can learn more about her life changing become a member today ACLJ. This is a Republican from Wisconsin cars. My Gallagher is on the House armed services committee. He was just as forget about just being asked about this because these reports are now out you have to speculate about their failure overdrawn. Now you know is that instance yet clinician were talking about here. This is this information not coming out about the US withdrawal from Afghanistan that in the situation room the day before, fell, they were still trying to figure out what order they should notify and prioritize things while the country was literally falling out of it was marching through the entire country and at the next place was Kabul. There, be warned as early as February, August, and people Warning that kept coming back say this is you better start moving to move and they weren't listening Congress and my Gallagher and his reaction. Again, these are members of of committees that play an important role this the House armed services committee member by four we now know they had one meeting preparing for the withdrawal.

That's completely unsatisfactory. They were asleep at the wheel are such a state was on vacation in the Hamptons. This is embarrassing and ultimately stops with by the President is still unrepentant about his actions in Afghanistan a few weeks ago. He said I don't apologize for anything Afghanistan and that's really what worries me okay shocks happen to every administration.

Mistakes are made. You have to learn from those mistakes.

But this administration seems intense on pushing full steam.

With this approach and I think it's fair to say our weakness, Afghanistan, the collapse of our position is undermining our posture in other areas of the world right now in Ukraine and I fear of the long term with China.

I think that last part with the Congressman said I think is really critical in that is this notion.

This idea that you have by the failure in Afghanistan.

You have been bold in our enemies and that's something you always had to be very conscious of, absolutely, and this is exactly what's happening. I mean, under the previous administration in China and Russia. They certainly are kept their heads down a little bit. We have put in watching us. We have Chien China watching us there becoming more and more belligerent both in their actions and their rhetoric North Korea's firing missiles and threatening to do another nuclear test plan is still in the picture and China, Russia and Iran started last week doing joint military exercises in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, weakness, or even perceived weakness. It invites bad actions from your adversaries in Brandon on Facebook asked a very interesting question. He said I don't understand why these people. Some of the terrorists chose to blow themselves up. Why is that their choice and there's a theological reason for this. Unfortunately, within Islam, you know, in Christianity God so loved mankind that he said his own son to die for us in Islam. It's is that this reverse idea of so they look at this is. Is there way to heaven. They ordered martyrdom yard that is the highest human achievement to be a martyr for Islam is that they see that and they see a great reward for doing that. And quite frankly also in the Middle East is just a much more violent culture they have seen a lot of balance date date they some of them commit a lot of violence and so blowing yourself up and blowing up your children and your wife or your wives is not seen as a bad thing by some of these radical Islamic terrorist. Yeah, I mean unfortunately nothing, the question becomes, look at you say anyway. Yet Republicans and Democrats agreeing on something here. What can be done now.

The truth is the executive branch is in charge of foreign policy. That's the way the Constitution structured so they could talk because they take any action where to find out what happened during litigation but can they do anything well. The ministration made to make this decision. J but the rest of us that Congress has a lot of authority but the rest of us even on the outside.

We have an ability to see who and why made those decisions with some limited exceptions.

J. And this goes back to what we talked about a specific know we don't have to speculate anymore about the ramifications about the consequences, but there are some things we don't know we don't know necessarily who reviewed the information. Who saw that this was can happen and chose to push it aside. That's what we want to know that's what we demanded in the litigation were due. A response from the government J on February 11 now which we all know how these things work, work.

This can be a long process working a stick at it, and working a stick at it for the reason you mentioned earlier in the broadcast. This is a travesty and you can't put some of that toothpaste back in the tube, but J we can make sure this doesn't happen again.

It just can't happen again and the people responsible need to be held accountable. Deborah on Facebook road and my son served Afghanistan.

He felt safe under trumpet not under Biden, Obama got his back now, but he's sick. Knowing how much of our equipment was left there and those who serve their who had friends in their brothers and sisters in arms killed their loser life about defeating a groups like Al Qaeda, like taking out his terror groups and pushing back the Taliban into the into the hills and into the caves now know the Taliban's arm like we were not only the arm like we were, but we left does significant ammunition significant aircraft that have modern technology and here's one of the problems the Chinese government came into Afghanistan immediately gets what they want to know what's right and want to know what's in that US military are our equipment.

Our technology is been compromised and that is the fact that you just mentioned China and Russia both have sent representatives to examine our ammunition and equipment are there with some breaking news on on Ukraine and Russia this century. Maybe this is why the US is change some of their tone, this just came out in your time so the United States acquired intelligence about a Russian plan to fabricate a pretext for the invasion of Ukraine using a fake video that would build on recent disinformation campaigns.

The plan which the United States hopes to spoil by making public now involves staging the Russians staging and filming a fabricated attack by the Ukrainian military either on Russian territory against the Russian speaker Russian speaking people in eastern Ukraine, Russia, the US official said intended to use the video to you to accuse Ukraine of genocide against Russian-speaking people then use the outrage over the video to justify an attack had the separatist Russian leaders in that Don Bass eastern Ukraine region to invite Russian intervention was interesting about that is, assuming the New York Times has is corrected. That's where your intelligence makes a big difference. You could have thwarted a that doesn't mean that they will try to do something else but at least one of the plants, but that was one of their plans.

That was pretty good intelligence absolutely and and some intelligence analysts have been predicting this kind of thing for several weeks now and actually get it yeah actually get the Intel that they actually doing this and also the United Kingdom Intel services. Just last week reported that they had Artie been planning a puppet government in naming naming people who he would send Dickie Avenue to actually be part of the governor tells you and this is what it tells you even with the ice that is the beginning broadcast was at and even with all the political stripe, and there is a lot of political stripe. We live in the greatest country in the world in nine states and America's greatest comfort when the best military in the world and great intelligence gathering capabilities when it deployed correctly. If this report in the New York Times proves to be correct.

This was a major thing a major issue a major engagement and maybe this morning about the Russian nondeadly memo come up with something else that night immediately. I'm sure the factor that came up short. That was a big deal at time of these false flag events by Russia to justify the invasion. This got this very specific video to look like Russians speakers inside Ukraine were being systematically killed by Ukrainians and then it would encourage even those Russian separatist groups say the least bit invasion by the Russian forces such as pro-Russian Ukraine living again when Intel is is utilized correctly and put our chat right when it is utilized correctly it can keep permit or at least caused trouble for those try to plan back check that actions and more. But when you don't take it to light like in Kabul that Intel also lead to chaos. Intel and utilize talk tomorrow in secular was always check at ACLJ that'll ACLJ on the frontlines protecting your freedom, your rights in court in Congress and in the public arena on justice is on your side, you're already a member.

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