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November 8, 2019
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The Watchman with Erick Stakelbeck

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  • - THIS WEEK ON THE WATCHMAN, WELCOME TO NORTHERN IRAQ.
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  • THESE WERE THE FRONT LINES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ISIS.
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  • WHERE I AM STANDING RIGHT NOW,
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  • ISIS FIGHTERS ATTEMPTED TO TAKE THIS GROUND
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  • 14 TIMES, 14 TIMES, BUT THEY WERE TURNED BACK
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  • BY THE BRAVE FORCES OF THE KURDISH PESHMERGA.
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  • TODAY, WE WILL BE JOINED BY A KURDISH PESHMERGA GENERAL
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  • WHO WILL DESCRIBE THE FIGHT AGAINST ISIS.
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  • WHAT IT WAS LIKE RIGHT HERE, IN THE SHADOW OF MOSUL,
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  • ONE OF ISIS' CROWN JEWELS IN THEIR CALIPHATE
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  • AND THEN, WE HEAD TO IRAQ'S BORDER WITH TURKEY
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  • TO GET THE INSIDE STORY ON THE TURKISH TYRANT
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  • WHO HAS DANGEROUS PLANS FOR THE MIDDLE EAST.
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  • IT'S ALL THIS WEEK, ONLY RIGHT HERE, ON THE WATCHMAN.
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  • [CLIMACTIC MUSIC]
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  • AND WELCOME TO THE WATCHMAN
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  • WITH ALL THE CHAOS UNFOLDING RIGHT NOW IN SYRIA,
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  • WE'VE GOT A VERY TIMELY SHOW FOR YOU THIS WEEK.
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  • I RECENTLY SPENT TIME WITH THE KURDISH PESHMERGA
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  • IN NORTHERN IRAQ.
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  • NOW, THAT'S RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO SYRIA
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  • AND ALONG WITH THE SYRIAN KURDS, THE PESHMERGA
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  • HAVE BEEN CRUCIAL ALLIES OF THE UNITED STATES
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  • IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
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  • NOT ONLY DID THEY STAND WITH US AGAINST SADDAM HUSSEIN,
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  • THEY ALSO PLAYED A LEADING ROLE ON THE GROUND
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  • IN HELPING TO CRUSH THE ISIS CALIPHATE.
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  • THEY DID SO OF COURSE, WITH HEAVY AMERICAN AIR SUPPORT.
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  • FOLKS, ITS BEEN A GREAT ALLIANCE FOR BOTH SIDES
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  • BUT NOW, THAT IS LIKELY CHANGING.
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  • FOLLOWING PRESIDENT TRUMPS RECENT ANNOUNCEMENT THAT
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  • U.S. TROOPS WOULD BE PULLING BACK
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  • FROM THEIR POSITIONS IN SYRIA,
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  • THE FORCES OF TURKISH TYRANT RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN
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  • INVADED NORTHEASTERN SYRIA.
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  • ITS A REGION THAT'S HOME TO LARGE
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  • KURDISH AND CHRISTIAN POPULATIONS.
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  • ERDOGAN SAID THE OPERATION WOULD TARGET
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  • A KURDISH TERRORIST FACTION THERE CALLED THE PKK
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  • YET, TURKEY'S INVASION HAS GONE FAR BEYOND THAT.
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  • ERDOGAN HAS TARGET THE SAME KURDISH FORCES
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  • THAT HAD FOUGHT BRAVELY ALONGSIDE THE UNITED STATES
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  • IN THE BATTLE AGAINST ISIS.
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  • COUNTLESS PEOPLE, INCLUDING CHRISTIANS
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  • HAVE BEEN DISPLACED AS REPORTS OF ATROCITIES
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  • COMMITTED BY TURKEY AND ITS JIHADIST ALLIES ON THE GROUND
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  • CONTINUE TO EMERGE.
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  • NOW, EVENTS IN SYRIA ARE DEVELOPING BY THE DAY
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  • BUT A FEW THINGS ARE ALREADY VERY CLEAR.
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  • NUMBER ONE, TURKEY, LED BY RECEP ERDOGAN, A RADICAL ISLAMIST
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  • IN THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD MOLD HAS BEEN EMPOWERED.
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  • NUMBER TWO, RUSSIA AND THE REGIME OF SYRIAN DICTATOR
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  • BASHAR AL-ASSAD HAVE ALSO BEEN EMPOWERED.
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  • WITH THE U.S. OUT OF THE PICTURE, SYRIA'S KURDS
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  • WERE FORCED TO TURN TO ASSAD AND RUSSIA TO HELP PREVENT
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  • A GENOCIDE AT THE HANDS OF ERDOGAN.
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  • NUMBER THREE, THE IRANIAN REGIME NOW HAS A CLEAR PATH
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  • ACROSS IRAQ, SYRIA, AND LEBANON
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  • ALL THE WAY TO THE MEDITERRANEAN AT ISRAELS DOORSTEP.
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  • THE IRANIAN'S HAVE LONG DREAMED ABOUT HAVING
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  • THIS LAND CORRIDOR IN ORDER TO TARGET ISRAEL.
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  • NOW, THEY HAVE IT.
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  • I SPOKE TO A KURDISH BRIGADIER GENERAL
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  • ABOUT ALL OF THESE ISSUES RECENTLY DURING
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  • TO A PESHMERGA MILITARY BASE IN IRAQI KURDISTAN.
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  • TAKE A LOOK.
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  • WELL GENERAL, THANK YOU SO MUCH
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  • FOR HAVING US HERE ON THE BASE.
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  • IT'S AN HONOR TO BE WITH YOU TODAY.
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  • - WE ARE VERY HAPPY TO HAVE YOU GUYS HERE.
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  • THANK YOU SO MUCH.
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  • - YOU LIVE IN A VERY DANGEROUS NEIGHBORHOOD.
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  • KURDISTAN IS BORDERED BY IRAN, TURKEY, SYRIA,
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  • THE IRAQI FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
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  • CAN YOU TALK ABOUT HOW THE PESHMERGA
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  • ARE REALLY THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE
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  • NOT ONLY FOR THE MIDDLE EAST BUT FOR THE WORLD
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  • AGAINST THESE RADICAL FORCES THAT SURROUND YOU.
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  • - SO, FIRST WHEN ISIS ATTACKED THIS REGION,
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  • KURDISTAN PRESIDENT NECHIRVAN BARZANI
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  • MADE THE DECISION TO FIGHT AGAINST THEM
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  • STATING THAT THESE FORCES WERE RADICAL AND TERRORISTS
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  • AND THAT WE SHOULD DEFEAT THEM.
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  • PESHMERGA WERE REALLY THE VERY FIRST TROOPS
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  • THAT FOUGHT ISIS AND DEFEATED ISIS.
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  • MY BRIGADE WAS THE FIRST BRIGADE
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  • WHO GOT IN WAR AGAINST ISIS.
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  • IN TIME, THE ENTIRE BRIGADES OF PESHMERGA IN THIS REGION
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  • GOT INTO WAR WITH ISIS.
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  • WE DEFEATED ISIS WITH VERY LOW EQUIPMENT
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  • AND MILITARY CAPABILITIES.
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  • WHEN ISIS TOOK OVER MOSUL AND OTHER TERRITORIES OF IRAQ,
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  • THEY TOOK A LARGE AMOUNT OF THE WEAPONS THAT WERE PROVIDED
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  • TO THE IRAQI ARMY BY THE AMERICANS.
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  • THEY GOT ALL THESE AMAZING AMERICAN WEAPONS
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  • AND THEY USED THEM AGAINST THE KURDS,
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  • AGAINST PESHMERGA, AND WE WERE REALLY WITH LOW EQUIPMENT
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  • FIGHTING IN THIS TERRORIST GROUP.
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  • EVEN WITH ALL THESE PROBLEMS, WE DEFEATED THEM
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  • AND THEN AFTER THAT, THE IRAQI SHIA MILITIAS CAME
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  • AND TOOK THE TERRITORIES WE HAD LIBERATED.
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  • THEY CAME AFTER US.
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  • THEY DIDN'T FIGHT FOR IT, THE JUST TOOK IT FROM US.
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  • - BUT NOW, WE HAVE THIS NEW THREAT RISING
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  • AND YOU TALK ABOUT IT, THE IRANIAN REGIME
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  • AND ITS MILITIAS HERE, SHIA MILITIAS.
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  • TALK ABOUT HOW IRAN IS SUCH A GRAVE DANGER TO THE REGION
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  • AND TO KURDISTAN.
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  • - WE BELIEVE THE IRANIAN MILITIA SHIA THREAT
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  • IS NO LESS THAN ISIS.
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  • THEY ARE ALMOST THE SAME
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  • AND WE ARE ALWAYS READY TO DEFEAT THEM AS WE DEFEATED ISIS
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  • BUT WE JUST NEED MORE SUPPORT FROM THE COALITION
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  • AND THE AMERICANS TO DO THAT.
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  • I BELIEVE 75% OF THE IRAQI AUTHORITY
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  • IS UNDER THE CONTROL OF IRAN.
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  • THEY ARE TOTALLY IN CHARGE.
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  • EVEN THE PRIME MINISTER CANNOT MAKE DECISIONS
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  • WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE IRANIAN GENERAL QASEM SOLEIMANI.
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  • HOW CAN WE FIND PEACE AND STABILITY IN SUCH A COUNTRY
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  • WHEN ENTIRE AUTHORITY IS IN THE CONTROL OF ANOTHER COUNTRY?
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  • ALL THESE SHIA MILITIAS ARE RECEIVING ORDERS
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  • FROM THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD.
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  • THERE IS NO PEACE AND STABILITY IN THIS COUNTRY
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  • WHEN THEY GET THEIR ORDERS FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY.
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  • - SO ANY AMERICAN WEAPONS OR SUPPORT
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  • SHOULD NOT GO THROUGH BAGHDAD.
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  • THEY SHOULD GO DIRECTLY TO KURDISTAN.
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  • - ALL U.S. MILITARY SUPPORT AND WEAPONS
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  • SHOULD GO DIRECTLY TO KURDISTAN.
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  • FOR EXAMPLE, THOUSANDS OF TANKS AND HUMVEES
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  • WERE PROVIDED BY THE AMERICANS TO IRAQ.
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  • NONE OF THEM WERE GIVEN TO THE PESHMERGA.
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  • NO ONE KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM.
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  • THERE SHOULD BE DIRECT CONTACT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES
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  • AND THE KURDISH AUTHORITIES HERE.
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  • THE SITUATION WILL GET WORSE
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  • IF THERE IS NO SUPPORT FOR THE KURDS.
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  • IN SYRIA, THE KURDS DEFEATED ISIS.
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  • THE SYRIAN ARMY COULDN'T.
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  • IN IRAQ, PESHMERGA DEFEATED ISIS WHILE THE ENTIRE BRIGADES
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  • OF THE IRAQI ARMY WAS DEFEATED
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  • IN ONLY 24 HOURS IN 1/3 OF THE COUNTRY.
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  • - GENERAL, DO YOU SEE THE POSSIBILITY
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  • OF A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH ISRAEL?
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  • IT SEEMS THAT ISRAEL AND KURDISTAN SHARE OBVIOUSLY
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  • A COMMON ENEMY IN IRAN AND THE RADICAL FORCES IN THE REGION.
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  • - WE SEE ISRAEL AS A GREAT SUPPORTER OF US FOR THE KURDS.
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  • IT WAS THE ONLY NATION THAT SUPPORTED US
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  • IN THE REFERENDUM IN 2017.
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  • WE WILL ALWAYS SEE THEM AS A GREAT SUPPORTER FOR US.
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  • WE SEE THAT ISRAEL SUFFERED THE SAME AS WE KURDS SUFFERED
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  • SO WE KNOW THEY UNDERSTAND HOW WE FEEL.
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  • - WOW, INCREDIBLE.
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  • FOLKS, REMEMBER, IRAQI KURDISTAN IS LOCATED
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  • IN THE HEART OF THE MUSLIM MIDDLE EAST
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  • SO TO SEE A KURDISH PESHMERGA GENERAL, A SUNNI MUSLIM
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  • OPENLY PRAISE ISRAEL IS A RARE
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  • AND VERY SPECIAL THING INDEED.
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  • COMING UP AFTER THE BREAK, GENERAL MUSA WILL JOIN US
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  • ON THE FRONT LINES OF THAT VERY FIGHT.
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  • WE'LL BE JUST A FEW MILES FROM MOSUL.
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  • EXCLUSIVE ACCESS AND YOU WILL GET THE INSIDE STORY
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  • OF THE PESHMERGA'S ON THE GROUND BATTLE AGAINST ISIS.
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  • YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THIS AFTER THE BREAK.
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  • NOW SPEAKING OF MOSUL, THIS WAS THE SPOT FOLKS
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  • IN JUNE 2014 WHERE ABU BAKR AL-BAGHDAD, THE ISIS LEADER
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  • DECLARED THE ISIS CALIPHATE.
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  • MOSUL WAS ONCE ONE OF THE CROWN JEWELS
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  • OF THAT ISIS CALIPHATE
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  • AND NOW ABU BAKR AL-BAGHDAD, THE LEADER OS ISIS,
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  • THE SELF APPOINTED CALIPH IS DEAD AND GONE.
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  • ON OCTOBER 27TH, HE DETONATED A SUICIDE VEST
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  • KILLING HIMSELF AS U.S. SPECIAL FORCES CLOSED IN ON HIM
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  • AT HIS HIDEOUT NEAR THE SYRIA TURKEY BORDER
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  • BUT ISIS STILL POSES A VERY SERIOUS THREAT
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  • AND I SEE IT ON TWO LEVELS.
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  • NUMBER ONE, WE HAVE OVER 10.000 ISIS PRISONERS
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  • STILL IN SYRIA RIGHT NOW AND WITH ALL THE INSTABILITY
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  • IN THAT COUNTRY FOLLOWING THE INVASION BY TURKEY,
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  • WHO KNOWS WHAT CAN HAPPEN THERE.
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  • COULD ISIS PRISONERS BE FREED?
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  • COULD THEY RECONSTITUTE AND REFORM SOME KIND
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  • OF ENTITY THERE IN SYRIA?
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  • THAT BRINGS US TO THE SECOND LEVEL OF THIS ISIS THREAT.
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  • I CALL IT THE RETURNEES.
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  • NOW, WE HAVE THOUSANDS OF ISIS FOREIGN FIGHTERS
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  • CURRENTLY IN PRISON IN SYRIA.
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  • WHAT ARE FOREIGN FIGHTERS?
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  • THESE ARE PEOPLE FROM GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, GERMANY,
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  • DENMARK AND YES, THE UNITED STATES
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  • WHO LEFT THEIR COMFORTABLE LIVES HERE IN THE WEST
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  • AND TRAVELED TO SYRIA TO JOIN ISIS.
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  • NOW, THEY ARE BATTLE HARDENED AND BATTLE TESTED
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  • AND THEY ARE WESTERN PASSPORT HOLDERS.
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  • IF THEY RETURN TO THEIR COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN IN EUROPE
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  • OR GOD FORBID, RIGHT HERE IN THE UNITED STATES,
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  • IT'S A GOOD BET THEY'RE NOT GOING TO GET A JOB AT MCDONALD'S
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  • AND TRANSITION PEACEFULLY BACK INTO CIVILIAN LIFE.
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  • THEY WILL LOOK TO CARRY ON THE JIHAD ON WESTERN SOIL
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  • AND REMEMBER ALTHOUGH THAT ISIS CALIPHATE
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  • HAS BEEN SMASHED IN IRAQ AND SYRIA, ISIS STILL HAS ACTIVE
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  • AFFILIATES IN OTHER COUNTRIES INCLUDING AFGHANISTAN,
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  • IN NORTH AFRICA AND IN THE SINAI PENINSULA
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  • AT ISRAELS DOORSTEP.
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  • THAT'S PROOF ONCE AGAIN, THAT ISRAELS ENEMIES
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  • AND AMERICAS ENEMIES ARE ONE AND THE SAME
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  • AND THAT'S WHY OUR TEAM AT CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL
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  • DOES WHAT WE DO.
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  • WE REALIZE THAT DEFENDING AND SUPPORTING ISRAEL
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  • MEANS THAT WE ARE ALSO DEFENDING AMERICA.
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  • YOU SEE THE INFORMATION THERE ON THE SCREEN.
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  • CALL OR CLICK AND SUPPORT OUR MOVEMENT TODAY
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  • FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.
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  • STICK AROUND BECAUSE COMING UP AFTER THE BREAK
  • 00:11:24.250 --> 00:11:26.280
  • WE ARE TAKING YOU TO THE FRONT LINES OF THE FIGHT
  • 00:11:27.000 --> 00:11:29.190
  • JUST MILES FROM MOSUL WITH THE KURDISH PESHMERGA.
  • 00:11:29.210 --> 00:11:33.110
  • ITS A WATCHMAN EXCLUSIVE.
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  • YOU WILL SEE WHERE THEY WENT HEAD TO HEAD,
  • 00:11:34.280 --> 00:11:36.280
  • TOE TO TOE AGAINST ISIS.
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  • FOLKS, YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THIS.
  • 00:11:39.170 --> 00:11:41.220
  • DON'T MOVE.
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  • CUFI'S NEW, IN DEPTH PRIMERS PROVIDE THE
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  • INFORMATION YOU NEED TO BE A KNOWLEDGEABLE
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  • DEFENDER OF ISRAEL.
  • 00:11:51.150 --> 00:11:53.050
  • GET INFORMED ABOUT THE IRANIAN REGIME AND ITS
  • 00:11:53.070 --> 00:11:55.140
  • DEADLY PROXIES, HEZBOLLAH AND HAMAS.
  • 00:11:55.160 --> 00:11:58.050
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  • 00:11:58.070 --> 00:12:01.020
  • TO THEIR ANCIENT LAND AND TO THE CITY OF JERUSALEM.
  • 00:12:01.040 --> 00:12:03.190
  • AND LEARN HOW YOU CAN HELP FIGHT THE ALARMING
  • 00:12:03.210 --> 00:12:06.010
  • RISE OF ANTI-SEMITISM IN THE UNITED STATES AND
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  • AROUND THE WORLD.
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  • INVALUABLE RESOURCE THAT WILL HELP YOU MAKE THE
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  • CASE FOR ISRAEL KNOWLEDGEABLY TO YOUR
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  • FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND COWORKERS.
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  • AT CUFI, WE BELIEVE IN UTILIZING OUR RESOURCES
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  • TO MAXIMIZE EACH AND EVERY CHRISTIAN SUPPORT
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  • FOR ISRAEL.
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  • ADD YOUR VOICE TO A MOVEMENT OF OVER
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  • 7 MILLION CHRISTIANS SPEAKING OUT FOR
  • 00:12:35.250 --> 00:12:38.110
  • ZION'S SAKE.
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  • [CLIMACTIC MUSIC]
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  • [CLIMACTIC MUSIC]
  • 00:12:56.150 --> 00:13:04.020
  • - WE ARE HERE WITH GENERAL MUSA OF THE PESHMERGA
  • 00:13:04.040 --> 00:13:06.120
  • AND WE ARE ON THE FRONT LINES QUITE LITERALLY.
  • 00:13:06.140 --> 00:13:09.200
  • THIS WAS THE FRONT LINE BETWEEN THE PESHMERGA AND ISIS.
  • 00:13:09.220 --> 00:13:13.280
  • BATTLES WITH ISIS OCCURRED RIGHT WHERE I AM SITTING.
  • 00:13:14.000 --> 00:13:17.010
  • NOT ONLY THAT, TODAY, IT IS STILL A FRONT LINE
  • 00:13:17.030 --> 00:13:19.250
  • BETWEEN THE PESHMERGA AND IRANIAN SPONSORED
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  • IRAQI SHIA MILITIAS SO WE SUBSTITUTED ISIS
  • 00:13:23.120 --> 00:13:26.110
  • FOR THESE IRANIAN PROXIES, THESE SHIA MILITIAS
  • 00:13:26.130 --> 00:13:30.030
  • AND THE PESHMERGA ARE ALL THAT'S HOLDING
  • 00:13:30.050 --> 00:13:31.230
  • THESE BARBARIANS BACK.
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  • GENERAL MUSA, TELL US FIRST OF ALL,
  • 00:13:33.250 --> 00:13:35.250
  • SET THE SCENE FOR US DURING THE BATTLE AGAINST ISIS.
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  • THIS WAS LITERALLY THE FRONT LINE
  • 00:13:40.020 --> 00:13:41.140
  • WHERE WE'RE SITTING RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:13:41.160 --> 00:13:43.130
  • TALK ABOUT THE BATTLES AGAINST ISIS
  • 00:13:43.150 --> 00:13:45.110
  • THAT WENT ON IN THIS REGION.
  • 00:13:45.130 --> 00:13:47.150
  • - IN ONLY FIVE TO SIX MONTHS,
  • 00:13:47.170 --> 00:13:49.250
  • ISIS TRIED TO TAKE THIS VILLAGE 14 TIMES.
  • 00:13:49.270 --> 00:13:53.240
  • EVERY TIME, THEY WERE HEAVILY ATTACKING THIS VILLAGE
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  • BUT THANKFULLY, EVERY SINGLE TIME THEY TRIED, THEY FAILED.
  • 00:13:57.100 --> 00:14:02.020
  • WE DEFEATED THEM EVERY TIME.
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  • THEY LEFT A LOT OF THEIR DEAD BODIES HERE IN THIS TERRITORY.
  • 00:14:04.160 --> 00:14:08.070
  • BUT WE NEVER LET THEM TAKE CONTROL OF THIS.
  • 00:14:08.090 --> 00:14:11.090
  • THERE ARE STILL SOME REMAINS OF THEIR BODIES
  • 00:14:11.110 --> 00:14:14.030
  • THAT THEY LEFT WHEN THEY WERE DEFEATED IN THIS AREA.
  • 00:14:14.050 --> 00:14:17.140
  • THERE WAS HUGE SUPPORT FROM THE COALITION
  • 00:14:17.160 --> 00:14:19.270
  • PROVIDING AIR STRIKES AND COVERING AIR SUPPORT FOR US.
  • 00:14:19.290 --> 00:14:24.000
  • THE PESHMERGA, WE WERE VERY GRATEFUL FOR THIS SUPPORT.
  • 00:14:24.020 --> 00:14:28.050
  • - WHEN MOSUL FELL, THAT HAD TO BE JUST A MAJOR SHOCK
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  • TO THE ENTIRE REGION GENERAL,
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  • THE SECOND LARGEST CITY IN IRAQ AT THE TIME.
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  • TWO MILLION PEOPLE TO FALL TO ISIS,
  • 00:14:34.150 --> 00:14:37.090
  • THAT HAD TO SET OFF ALARM BELLS I'D IMAGINE IN KURDISTAN
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  • SINCE MOSUL IS AT THE DOORSTEP.
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  • - MOSUL WAS NOT ONLY A THREAT TO THE KURDISH REGION
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  • BUT A THREAT TO THE WHOLE WORLD
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  • AS IT WAS THE SECOND LARGEST CITY OF IRAQ.
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  • AND THEN THEY ANNOUNCED THEIR OWN ISLAMIC STATE IN MOSUL.
  • 00:14:51.260 --> 00:14:55.120
  • IT WAS ANNOUNCED AS THE CAPITOL OF THE ISLAMIC STATE.
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  • THE CALIPH HIMSELF ABU BAKR AL-BAGHDAD
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  • WAS RULING FROM THERE.
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  • THEY GOT THE WEAPONS OF THE TWO ENTIRE LEGIONS
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  • OF THE IRAQI ARMY, ALL THE MOST DEVELOPED
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  • AND ADVANCED AMERICAN WEAPONS.
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  • WE WERE HOPING TO STOP THEM WITH THE MACHINE GUNS
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  • THE MOST ADVANCED MACHINE GUNS WE HAD
  • 00:15:15.110 --> 00:15:18.130
  • AND THEY HAD ALL THESE TANKS AND HUMVEES
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  • AND HEAVY MACHINE GUNS SO IT WAS REALLY DANGEROUS
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  • AND A REALLY TOUGH FIGHT FOR US.
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  • SOMETIMES, THEY WERE ATTACKING US
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  • WITH THEIR MOST ADVANCED WEAPONS.
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  • - IF ISIS WOULD HAVE SUCCEEDED
  • 00:15:31.150 --> 00:15:33.050
  • AND THEY DIDN'T BECAUSE THE PESHMERGA DEFEATED THEM,
  • 00:15:33.070 --> 00:15:36.120
  • IF THEY HAD SUCCEEDED IN TAKING THIS AREA,
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  • WHERE WOULD THEY HAVE GONE NEXT?
  • 00:15:39.130 --> 00:15:41.060
  • - IF WE HADN'T TAKEN THIS AREA, THAT WOULD BE THE CUT OFF
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  • BETWEEN ARBIL AND DAHUK
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  • SO IT WOULD BE A REAL THREAT AND DANGEROUS FOR US.
  • 00:15:46.290 --> 00:15:50.150
  • THERE WAS ALSO ANOTHER POINT THAT ISIS WAS TRYING TO ATTACK
  • 00:15:50.170 --> 00:15:54.250
  • BECAUSE THERE IS A HISTORIC CHRISTIAN MONASTERY
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  • ON THIS MOUNTAIN.
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  • IT IS 1.600 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:15:59.000 --> 00:16:02.070
  • THEY WERE TRYING TO TAKE DOWN THIS MONASTERY AS WELL.
  • 00:16:02.090 --> 00:16:05.050
  • - NOW ISIS IS IN SHAMBLES, DEFEATED HERE
  • 00:16:05.070 --> 00:16:08.210
  • BUT THESE IRAQI SHIA MILITIAS, GENERAL IF YOU CAN,
  • 00:16:08.230 --> 00:16:11.230
  • TELL US MORE ABOUT THE THREAT POSED
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  • BY THESE IRANIAN SPONSORED,
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  • KEY POINT THERE, IRAQI SHIA MILITIAS.
  • 00:16:16.060 --> 00:16:19.080
  • YOU STILL HAVE THE FRONT LINE.
  • 00:16:19.100 --> 00:16:21.090
  • THE FRONT LINE HASN'T GONE AWAY
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  • BECAUSE YOU JUST HAVE A NEW DANGER
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  • IN THE FROM OF THESE SHIA MILITIAS.
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  • - THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE.
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  • THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ISIS AND THE SHIA MILITIA
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  • FRONT LINES IS THERE IS NO SHOOTINGS.
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  • OTHERWISE, WE ARE HOLDING THE LINES AS BEFORE.
  • 00:16:35.020 --> 00:16:38.090
  • THEY ARE NOW HOLDING THE ISIS LINES.
  • 00:16:38.110 --> 00:16:41.070
  • WE WERE HOLDING THE GROUND UNTIL OCTOBER 16, 2017.
  • 00:16:41.090 --> 00:16:46.140
  • THEN THE IRANIAN BACKED SHIA MILITIAS ATTACKED THIS AREA
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  • AND THEY CAME BACK TO THE SAME ISIS LINES
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  • WITH THE SUPPORT OF IRAN.
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  • AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, THESE SHIA MILITIAS
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  • FORMED UNDER THE NAME OF SHIA MILITIAS
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  • BUT THEY ARE THE SAME AS IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS
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  • AND AS LONG AS THERE IS IRANIAN INFLUENCE IN IRAQ,
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  • THE SITUATION WILL GO ON.
  • 00:17:08.110 --> 00:17:10.250
  • - THANKS AGAIN TO GENERAL MUSA AND THE KURDISH PESHMERGA
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  • FOR BEING SUCH GRACIOUS HOSTS AND FOR GRANTING US
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  • EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO SOME VERY PRECARIOUS PLACES.
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  • FOLKS, KEEP THE PESHMERGA IN YOUR PRAYERS.
  • 00:17:21.280 --> 00:17:25.050
  • THEY ARE ON THE FRONT LINES AND FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT
  • 00:17:25.070 --> 00:17:28.180
  • IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST.
  • 00:17:28.200 --> 00:17:30.210
  • WELL, UP NEXT, WE HEAD NORTH OF MOSUL
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  • TO IRAQ'S BORDER WITH TURKEY TO LEARN WHY TURKISH STRONG MAN
  • 00:17:33.040 --> 00:17:37.060
  • RECEP ERDOGAN IS A GROWING PROBLEM FOR THE MIDDLE EAST
  • 00:17:37.080 --> 00:17:41.060
  • AND FOR THE WEST.
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  • STICK AROUND.
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  • - EDUCATION WITHOUT A MORAL COMPASS IS THIS.
  • 00:17:45.140 --> 00:17:48.280
  • THIS TOO IS PART OF EDUCATION.
  • 00:17:49.000 --> 00:17:51.120
  • SO WE MUST MAKE SURE WE BEGIN THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS
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  • WITH A MORAL COMPASS.
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  • - JOIN HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR AND HISTORIAN IRVING ROTH ON
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  • A ONCE IN A LIFETIME REMEMBRANCE TOUR THROUGH POLAND.
  • 00:18:00.230 --> 00:18:03.230
  • HIS STORY OF LOSS, SURVIVAL AND HOPE WILL BRING THE PAGES OF
  • 00:18:03.250 --> 00:18:06.290
  • HISTORY TO LIFE. AS YOU WALK THROUGH THE STREETS OF THE
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  • INFAMOUS WARSAW GHETTO, THE SILENT BARRACKS OF NAZI DEATH
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  • CAMPS LIKE THE ONE WHERE IRVING SLEPT AT AUSCHWITZ
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  • AND THE MEMORIALS TO HEROES WHO RISKED THEIR LIVES TO RESCUE
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  • THEIR JEWISH NEIGHBORS FROM HITLER'S EVIL PLAN, YOU'LL BE
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  • INSPIRED AND CHALLENGED TO PUT YOUR FAITH INTO ACTION.
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  • TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS RARE OPPORTUNITY TO WALK WITH AND
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  • LEARN FROM IRVING ROTH AS HE TAKES YOU ON A JOURNEY OF HIS
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  • MEMORIES OF HIS LIFE BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE HOLOCAUST.
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  • TO REGISTER FOR THIS HISTORIC TRIP TO POLAND AND CUFI
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  • AND IRVING ROTH, GO TO THE CUFI WEBSITE AND SIGN UP TODAY.
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  • [CLIMACTIC MUSIC]
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  • - WELCOME BACK TO THE WATCHMAN.
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  • SINCE 1952, TURKEY HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF NATO
  • 00:18:51.280 --> 00:18:56.080
  • ALONG WITH THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPEAN NATIONS
  • 00:18:56.100 --> 00:18:59.130
  • YET, UNDER THE RULE OF ISLAMIST STRONG MAN
  • 00:18:59.150 --> 00:19:02.200
  • RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN, TURKEY HAS GONE FROM NATO ALLY
  • 00:19:02.220 --> 00:19:07.070
  • TO SOMETHING MORE LIKE NINO; NATO IN NAME ONLY.
  • 00:19:07.090 --> 00:19:12.070
  • WE HEADED TO IRAQ'S BORDER WITH TURKEY
  • 00:19:12.090 --> 00:19:14.030
  • TO HEAR FROM OUR GOOD FRIEND DALTON THOMAS
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  • ABOUT WHY YOU SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE RISE OF ERDOGAN.
  • 00:19:17.190 --> 00:19:23.230
  • [CLIMACTIC MUSIC]
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  • [CLIMACTIC MUSIC]
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  • - WELL DALTON, WE ARE ON THE IRAQ TURKEY BORDER.
  • 00:19:38.100 --> 00:19:41.000
  • FIRST OF ALL, WHAT A VIEW.
  • 00:19:41.020 --> 00:19:42.140
  • THIS IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING BUT WE'RE HERE FOR A REASON.
  • 00:19:42.160 --> 00:19:46.010
  • WE HAVE A NOT SO PLEASANT ACTOR RIGHT OVER HERE IN TURKEY
  • 00:19:46.030 --> 00:19:49.020
  • IN PRESIDENT ERDOGAN, GIVE US YOUR VIEW
  • 00:19:49.040 --> 00:19:51.170
  • OF WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE REGION.
  • 00:19:51.190 --> 00:19:53.040
  • - THE BEST WAY TO EXPLAIN IT IS BY EXPLAINING THE GEOGRAPHY
  • 00:19:53.060 --> 00:19:55.210
  • OF WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:19:55.230 --> 00:19:57.020
  • JUST OVER THESE MOUNTAINS HERE, IS THE BORDER OF IRAN
  • 00:19:57.040 --> 00:19:59.130
  • AND JUST OVER THESE MOUNTAINS HERE IS THE BORDER OF TURKEY
  • 00:19:59.150 --> 00:20:02.080
  • AND THEN IF YOU DRIVE A FEW HOURS,
  • 00:20:02.100 --> 00:20:03.200
  • YOU'RE AT THE BORDER OF SYRIA
  • 00:20:03.220 --> 00:20:05.000
  • WHERE NOW AN EIGHT YEAR CIVIL WAR IS RAGING
  • 00:20:05.020 --> 00:20:08.110
  • AND SO YOU CAN SAY IN MANY WAYS THE KURDS
  • 00:20:08.130 --> 00:20:09.270
  • ARE SURROUNDED BY JIHAD AND BY GENOCIDE
  • 00:20:09.290 --> 00:20:12.240
  • AND IF WE LOOK AT THE HISTORICAL CONTINUUM OF SUFFERING
  • 00:20:12.260 --> 00:20:15.040
  • THAT THEY'VE ENDURED, YOU BEGIN TO ASK THE QUESTION
  • 00:20:15.060 --> 00:20:18.210
  • IS THEIR SUFFERING FINISHED
  • 00:20:18.230 --> 00:20:22.030
  • OR WILL THEY FACE ANOTHER ROUND IN THE FUTURE
  • 00:20:22.050 --> 00:20:24.000
  • AND I THINK IN LIGHT OF THE AYATOLLAHS,
  • 00:20:24.020 --> 00:20:26.000
  • I THINK IN LIGHT OF THE IRANIAN REGIME
  • 00:20:26.020 --> 00:20:28.240
  • AND IN LIGHT OF THE TURKISH REGIME,
  • 00:20:28.260 --> 00:20:30.000
  • THESE MOUNTAINS HERE FOR THE LAST NUMBER OF YEARS
  • 00:20:30.020 --> 00:20:32.100
  • HAVE BEEN LIT UP WITH AIRSTRIKES ON A WEEKLY BASIS,
  • 00:20:32.120 --> 00:20:35.000
  • INDISCRIMINATE AIRSTRIKES FROM THE TURKISH REGIME,
  • 00:20:35.020 --> 00:20:37.260
  • SHELLING, ARTILLERY SHELLING IN COMMUNITIES
  • 00:20:37.280 --> 00:20:40.160
  • AND THEY'RE DOING IT IN THE NAME OF FIGHTING TERROR
  • 00:20:40.180 --> 00:20:43.020
  • BUT THE REALITY IS I THINK ERDOGAN'S REGIME IS CLOSER
  • 00:20:43.040 --> 00:20:47.000
  • TO ACTUALLY BEING THE MANIFESTATION OF TERROR
  • 00:20:47.020 --> 00:20:51.050
  • THAN THE PEOPLE THAT HE'S ACTUALLY TERRORIZING
  • 00:20:51.070 --> 00:20:53.060
  • AND SO NOW ERDOGAN'S SAYING WE WANT TO ELIMINATE
  • 00:20:53.080 --> 00:20:55.090
  • THE TERROR CORRIDOR, WHAT HE MEANS IS, WE'RE GONNA ELIMINATE
  • 00:20:55.110 --> 00:20:58.100
  • THE KURDISH FORCES THAT ELIMINATED THE TERROR CORRIDOR.
  • 00:20:58.120 --> 00:21:01.130
  • WHAT WAS THE TERROR CORRIDOR?
  • 00:21:01.150 --> 00:21:02.270
  • IT WAS THE ISLAMIC STATE,
  • 00:21:02.290 --> 00:21:04.140
  • IT WAS THE CALIPHATE AND WHO AIDED AND EMBEDDED
  • 00:21:04.160 --> 00:21:08.070
  • AND ALLOWED THEIR OPEN BORDER TO SUSTAIN AND NURTURE
  • 00:21:08.090 --> 00:21:11.250
  • THE ISLAMIC STATE FOR THE DURATION OF ITS EXISTENCE?
  • 00:21:11.270 --> 00:21:15.070
  • AND THEN THE KURDS...
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  • - TURKEY DID.
  • 00:21:16.180 --> 00:21:18.060
  • THERE WAS A FREE FLOW OF FOREIGN FIGHTERS FROM EUROPE,
  • 00:21:18.080 --> 00:21:21.280
  • EVEN THE UNITED STATES TRANSING FROM TURKEY INTO SYRIA
  • 00:21:22.000 --> 00:21:25.060
  • AND IRAQ TO JOIN AND FIGHT WITH ISIS
  • 00:21:25.080 --> 00:21:28.020
  • AND ERDOGAN LOOKED THE OTHER WAY,
  • 00:21:28.040 --> 00:21:29.050
  • THE TURKS LOOKED THE OTHER WAY.
  • 00:21:29.070 --> 00:21:30.180
  • - ABSOLUTELY, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FOREIGN FIGHTERS
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  • POURED INTO IRAQ AND SYRIA.
  • 00:21:33.010 --> 00:21:34.060
  • HOW'D THEY GET IN?
  • 00:21:34.080 --> 00:21:35.130
  • THEY GOT IN THROUGH TURKEY.
  • 00:21:35.150 --> 00:21:36.250
  • THE WOUNDED WERE BROUGHT OUT THROUGH TURKEY,
  • 00:21:36.270 --> 00:21:38.150
  • FUNDS WERE BROUGHT IN THROUGH TURKEY,
  • 00:21:38.170 --> 00:21:39.250
  • ARMS WERE BROUGHT IN THROUGH TURKEY.
  • 00:21:39.270 --> 00:21:41.120
  • TURKEY MEDDLED WITH OPPOSITION FORCES
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  • THAT WERE TRYING TO STEM THE FLOW OF IT
  • 00:21:44.190 --> 00:21:46.120
  • AND TURKEY GOT IN THE WAY OF IT.
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  • IN MANY WAYS, TURKEY WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST CHAMPIONS
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  • OF THE ISLAMIC STATE YET, THEY'RE A MEMBER OF NATO.
  • 00:21:51.020 --> 00:21:54.230
  • AND YOU KNOW, THE KURDISH FORCES THAT ACTUALLY ELIMINATED
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  • THE TERRITORIAL CALIPHATE AND NOW ERDOGAN IS ATTACKING
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  • THE FORCES THAT ELIMINATED ISIS
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  • WHICH MEANS IT'S PRETTY CLEAR WHAT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.
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  • - HE'S VICIOUSLY ANTI-ISRAEL,
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  • NOT VERY FOND OF THE WEST EITHER.
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  • TELL US MORE ABOUT ERDOGAN
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  • AND WHY HE IS SUCH A DANGEROUS PLAYER HERE IN THE REGION.
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  • - THERE'S A LOT OF REASONS WHY HE'S A DANGEROUS PLAYER
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  • BUT HE BELIEVES THAT HE HAS THIS PROPHETIC ROLE TO PLAY
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  • AS THE LEADER, AS THE RESTORER OF THE CALIPHATE.
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  • - THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE
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  • - WHAT WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT THE CALIPHATE,
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  • THE ISLAMIC EMPIRE THAT EXISTED FOR OVER A MILENIUM
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  • WAS DISMANTLED AT THE END OF WORLD WAR 1
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  • AND HE BELIEVES THAT IT'S THE RESTORATION OF THE EMPIRE
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  • SO EVEN WHEN HE TALKS ABOUT KURDISTAN,
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  • HE'S SPEAKING ABOUT THE TERRITORIAL BOUNDARIES
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  • OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE OF THE CALIPHATE
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  • AND HE BELIEVES ITS HIS ROLE
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  • TO RESTORE IT TO THE GLORY DAYS.
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  • - AND SO PEOPLE AT HOME UNDERSTAND,
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  • TURKEY WAS THE BASE, THE HEADQUARTERS OF
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  • AND ERDOGAN IT SEEMS DALTON, SEES HIMSELF AS THE MODERN DAY,
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  • AS YOU SAID, THE MODERN DAY CALIPH OR LEADER
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  • OF WHAT HE BELIEVES WILL BE A NEW CALIPHATE.
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  • - YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.
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  • AND HE'S DRIVEN BY THE SAME SAY LET SAY GENOCIDAL TENDENCIES
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  • AND AMBITIONS AS MANY BEFORE HIM LIKE SADDAM HUSSEIN.
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  • NOW, SADDAM HUSSEIN COMMITTED GENOCIDE
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  • AGAINST THE KURDS HERE.
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  • APPROXIMATELY, SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 150-180 THOUSAND PEOPLE
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  • WERE SYSTEMATICALLY TARGETED, ETHNICALLY CLEANSED,
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  • TERRORIZED, KILLED, MASSACRED, THROWN INTO GRAVES ALIVE,
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  • CHEMICAL ATTACKS, I MEAN THIS WAS DECADE LONG,
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  • SYSTEMATIC CAMPAIGN TO ANNIHILATE THE KURDISH PEOPLE
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  • THAT THE ONLY THING CLOSE TO IT IS THE KIND OF THINGS
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  • THAT THE JEWISH PEOPLE THEMSELVES HAVE EXPERIENCED
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  • WHICH IS WHY THERE'S THIS SIMILAR EXPERIENCE
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  • OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND THE KURDISH PEOPLE.
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  • THE GENOCIDES OF THE PAST POINT TO THE POTENTIAL
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  • OF THE GENOCIDE IN THE FUTURE IF WE DON'T WAKE UP
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  • AND SEE WHAT'S ACTUALLY HAPPENING
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  • AND WHAT'S ON THE LINE BECAUSE LOOKING AHEAD
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  • AND LOOKING WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THESE HERE MOUNTAINS,
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  • THERE'S SOME DARK, HEAVY DAYS COMING
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  • AND I DON'T THINK THE WESTERN WORLD IS AWARE OF IT.
  • 00:23:55.020 --> 00:23:57.010
  • - FROM THE IRAQ TURKEY BORDER FOLKS
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  • BEAUTIFUL SCENERY HERE, BUT DANGER LURKS
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  • BEYOND THESE MOUNTAINS.
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  • MY FINAL THOUGHTS COMING UP FROM HERE IN NORTHERN IRAQ
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  • AFTER THE BREAK.
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  • DON'T MOVE.
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  • - WITH OVER 7 MILLION MEMBERS, CHRISTIANS
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  • UNITED FOR ISRAEL IS AMERICA'S LARGEST
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  • PRO ISRAEL ORGANIZATION, AND FOR ZION'S SAKE WE WILL
  • 00:24:15.180 --> 00:24:19.080
  • NOT KEEP SILENT.
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  • WE ARE EDUCATING AND EMPOWERING MILLIONS OF
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  • AMERICANS TO STAND WITH ISRAEL, OUR GREATEST ALLY
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  • IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
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  • THE UNITED STATES AND IS RELEVANT NOT ONLY SHARE
  • 00:24:28.100 --> 00:24:30.190
  • COMMON ENEMIES;
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  • WE ALSO SHARE COMMON VALUES.
  • 00:24:31.210 --> 00:24:33.170
  • AT CUFI WE'RE SPEAKING WITH ONE UNIFIED VOICE TO
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  • STRENGTHEN THE INDISPENSABLE US,
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  • ISRAEL ALLIANCE.
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  • WE'RE FIGHTING AGAINST THE RISING SIDE OF
  • 00:24:41.290 --> 00:24:43.260
  • ANTI-SEMITISM AND MAKING AN IMPACT FOR ISRAEL IN
  • 00:24:43.280 --> 00:24:47.040
  • COMMUNITIES, THE MEDIA ARE, ON CAMPUS, AND IN
  • 00:24:47.060 --> 00:24:50.080
  • OUR NATION'S CAPITOL.
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  • AND WE NEED YOUR HELP.
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  • TO SUPPORT CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR
  • 00:24:53.170 --> 00:24:56.160
  • ISRAEL, VISIT OUR WEB SITE OR CALL THE NUMBER
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  • THAT YOU SEE THERE ON YOUR SCREEN.
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  • GOD PROMISES A BLESSING TO THOSE WHO BLESS
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  • ISRAEL, SO JOIN OUR MOVEMENT AND TAKE A STAND
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  • FOR GOD'S LAND.
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  • - AND WELCOME BACK.
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  • WE ARE WRAPPING UP FROM HERE ON THE IRAQ TURKEY BORDER.
  • 00:25:18.000 --> 00:25:20.260
  • FOLKS, WHEN I THINK OF THE KURDISH PEOPLE
  • 00:25:20.280 --> 00:25:23.240
  • AND THE IRAQI KURDS, IT SEEMS LIKE JUST GOOD COMMON SENSE
  • 00:25:23.260 --> 00:25:26.200
  • AS AMERICANS TO STAND WITH THEM.
  • 00:25:26.220 --> 00:25:29.050
  • THINK ABOUT IT, OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DECADES,
  • 00:25:29.070 --> 00:25:31.080
  • THE KURDS HAVE FOUGHT AGAINST COMMUNISM,
  • 00:25:31.100 --> 00:25:35.000
  • SADDAM HUSSEIN, ISIS, NOW THE IRANIAN REGIME
  • 00:25:35.020 --> 00:25:37.010
  • AND IRAQI SHIA MILITIAS ARE AT THE DOORSTEP.
  • 00:25:37.030 --> 00:25:40.070
  • IN EACH CASE, THE KURDS HAVE BEEN ON THE FRONT LINE
  • 00:25:40.090 --> 00:25:43.020
  • AGAINST THESE EVIL FORCES THAT ARE NOT ONLY ANTI-KURDISH,
  • 00:25:43.040 --> 00:25:46.250
  • THEY ARE ANTI-AMERICAN AND YET, THE KURDS ARE PRO AMERICAN,
  • 00:25:46.270 --> 00:25:51.290
  • PRO FREEDOM, PRO ISRAEL, IMAGINE THAT IN THE MIDDLE,
  • 00:25:52.010 --> 00:25:55.260
  • THE HEART OF THE MUSLIM MIDDLE EAST
  • 00:25:55.280 --> 00:25:57.200
  • WE HAVE A PRO ISRAEL REGION RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:25:57.220 --> 00:26:01.050
  • THE KURDS ENEMIES AND AMERICA'S ENEMIES
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  • AND ISRAELS ENEMIES FOR THAT MATTER,
  • 00:26:03.240 --> 00:26:05.240
  • ARE ONE AND THE SAME SO PRAY FOR THE KURDISH PEOPLE.
  • 00:26:05.260 --> 00:26:08.290
  • WE'RE GONNA CONTINUE TO BRING YOU SOME CUTTING EDGE MATERIAL
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  • HERE FROM NORTHERN IRAQ WHERE WE HAVE FELT VERY WELCOME.
  • 00:26:11.110 --> 00:26:14.220
  • GOOD PEOPLE HERE, FREEDOM LOVING PEOPLE HERE.
  • 00:26:14.240 --> 00:26:17.180
  • WE NEED TO STAND WITH THEM FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.
  • 00:26:17.200 --> 00:26:22.030
  • AS THE BARBARIANS ARE NOT JUST AT THE GATES,
  • 00:26:22.050 --> 00:26:23.240
  • THEY'RE INSIDE THE GATES AND THE IRAQI KURDS NEED OUR HELP,
  • 00:26:23.260 --> 00:26:27.090
  • THE NEED OUR PRAYERS, SO THANKS FOR JOINING US TODAY FROM
  • 00:26:27.110 --> 00:26:31.190
  • THE IRAQ TURKEY BORDER.
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  • MUCH MORE COMING UP FROM THIS PIVOTAL REGION.
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  • UNTIL NEXT TIME, GOD BLESS YOU
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  • AND REMEMBER, NEVER HOLD YOUR PEACE.
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