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October 4, 2019
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The Watchman with Erick Stakelbeck

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  • - THIS WEEK ON A WATCHMAN EXCLUSIVE,
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  • WELCOME TO THE IRAQ-IRAN BORDER.
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  • THIS IS IRAN,
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  • AND SURROUNDING ME IN THESE MOUNTAINS RIGHT NOW
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  • ARE THE FORCES OF THE WORLD'S NUMBER ONE STATE SPONSOR
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  • OF TERRORISM, THE IRANIAN REGIME.
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  • RIGHT NOW, YOU ARE WATCHING ME BEING WATCHED
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  • BY THE FORCES OF THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS CORPS,
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  • A DESIGNATED TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.
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  • THANKFULLY, WE ARE HERE WITH THE BRAVE FORCES
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  • OF THE KURDISH PESHMERGA, IN A PLACE WHERE FEW AMERICANS
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  • WILL EVER SET FOOT,
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  • BUT WE CAME HERE TO BRING YOU THE INSIDE STORY
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  • OF THE IRANIAN REGIMES THREAT,
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  • NOT ONLY TO KURDISTAN, BUT TO THE BROADER MIDDLE EAST,
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  • TO AMERICA, TO THE WORLD,
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  • AND TO YOU NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE.
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  • WE ARE BRINGING YOU THE EXCLUSIVE FROM
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  • THE SHADOW OF IRAN,
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  • THIS WEEK, ONLY RIGHT HERE ON THE WATCHMAN.
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  • WELL, DALTON, WE ARE TRAVELING RIGHT NOW ALONG THE ROAD
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  • THAT NOT MANY AMERICANS TRAVEL,
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  • AND THERE'S A REASON FOR THAT.
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  • TELL US WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW,
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  • WHY IT'S SUCH A SENSITIVE AREA,
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  • AND A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS AREA
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  • PARTICULARLY, FOR TWO AMERICANS.
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  • - RIGHT NOW, WE ARE IN THE TRI-STATE AREA
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  • OF IRAQ, TURKEY, AND IRAN.
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  • RIGHT NOW, WE'RE ABOUT FIVE MILES FROM THE IRANIAN BORDER.
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  • YOU CAN BEGIN TO SEE THE MOUNTAINS HERE NOW.
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  • THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PLACES
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  • IN THE MIDDLE EAST RIGHT NOW AT THIS MOMENT IN HISTORY.
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  • SO, THE IRGC, THE IRANIANS ARE INDISCRIMINATELY SHELLING
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  • THIS AREA ON A CONSISTENT BASIS SO ANY ABERRATION,
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  • ANY ABNORMAL THING, THEY'LL SHELL IT.
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  • THEY KIDNAP SHEPHERDS, THEY'LL JUST BOMB PASTURES OF SHEEP
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  • AND GOATS AND COWS.
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  • IN THOSE MOUNTAINS, THOSE BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAINS
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  • ARE IRANIAN ARTILLERY POSITIONS AND IF YOU FOLLOW THE BORDER
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  • JUST UP TO OUR LEFT, IT'S GONNA INTERSECT WITH
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  • THE TURKISH BORDER AND THAT'S WHERE ALL THE AIRSTRIKES
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  • AND ALL THE COMBAT IS RAGING RIGHT NOW.
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  • - THERE'S SHELLING GOING ON RIGHT WHERE WE'RE DRIVING
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  • RIGHT NOW FREQUENTLY, SO NUMBER ONE, WE'RE GONNA DRIVE FAST,
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  • BUT NUMBER TWO, I THINK OF THE IRAQI KURDS WHO
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  • ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THIS, AND WE'RE GONNA TALK ABOUT
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  • THAT MORE WHEN WE GET TO THE IRAN BORDER,
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  • BUT I IMAGINE DALTON THE CLOSER WE GET TO THE
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  • IRAN BORDER, THE MORE PRECARIOUS OUR POSITION BECOMES?
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  • - THE PESHMERGA ARE IN CHARGE OF SECURING THE BORDERS
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  • OF KURDISTAN AND SO WE'RE GONNA GO TO A POSITION
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  • THAT'S BASICALLY FACING OFF WITH THE IRGC
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  • AND IT'S A VERY TENSE THING BECAUSE ANY DAY
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  • THIS COULD KICK OFF AND IF THERE WAS TO BE IRANIAN
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  • AND KURSIAN INSIDE KURDISTAN, THIS IS WHERE IT WOULD HAPPEN,
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  • THROUGH THIS CROSSING AND SO IN MANY WAYS,
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  • YOU COULD SAY THIS, THAT THIS SPOT IS THE MOST
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  • SIGNIFICANT SPOT ON THE IRAQ-IRAN BORDER BECAUSE OF WHAT
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  • MAY HAPPEN HERE IN THE FUTURE.
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  • - THIS LITERALLY SAYS IRAN TRAILER.
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  • RIGHT IN FRONT OF US, WE HAVE AN IRANIAN VEHICLE.
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  • THAT'S HOW CLOSE WE ARE.
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  • WE ARE ON THE BORDER. THE MOUNTAINS OF IRAN
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  • ARE IN FRONT OF US.
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  • IRAN HAS THE HIGH GROUND HERE.
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  • THESE IRANIAN MOUNTAINS ARE MASSIVE
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  • AND THEY ARE LOOKING DOWN UPON IRAQI KURDISTAN,
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  • LOOKING DOWN UPON THIS JEEP RIGHT NOW THAT WE'RE IN
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  • AND THAT'S NOT A GOOD THING BECAUSE WHEN YOU HAVE
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  • THE HIGH GROUND, YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE A MASSIVE
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  • MILITARY ADVANTAGE AND WE SEE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY
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  • GUARDS CORP BASES ON TOP OF THESE MOUNTAINS.
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  • - THIS IS THE AREA THAT'S BEING SHELLED
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  • ON A FAIRLY REGULAR BASIS RATHER INDISCRIMINATELY
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  • BY THE IRANIAN REGIME ON THE OTHER SIDE
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  • SO THE CLOSER WE GET, THE MORE SENSITIVE IT IS.
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  • - FOLKS, I CAN ASSURE YOU, BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT,
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  • 100% THAT THE VEHICLES WE ARE DRIVING IN RIGHT NOW
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  • ARE BEING WATCHED AND MONITORED BY IRANIAN INTELLIGENCE
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  • AND THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS CORPS.
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  • HOW DO I KNOW?
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  • BECAUSE WE ARE IN KIND OF A FISH BOWL HERE
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  • SURROUNDED BY THE MOUNTAINS OF IRAN,
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  • AND ON TOP OF THOSE MOUNTAINS ARE IRANIAN INTELLIGENCE
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  • AND LISTENING AND MONITORING POSITIONS
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  • AND THEY ARE SURELY MONITORING THIS VEHICLE RIGHT NOW
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  • AS WE DRIVE TOWARDS A KURDISH PESHMERGA BASE
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  • FOR A CLOSER LOOK INSIDE IRAN.
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  • YOU WON'T GET THIS ANYWHERE ELSE, I CAN TELL YOU THAT MUCH.
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  • -[ERICK] DALTON THIS IS AMAZING,
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  • THIS KURDISH PESHMERGA POST IS LITERALLY
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  • A CASTLE ON THE IRANIAN BORDER.
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  • WHO KNOWS HOW OLD THIS PLACE IS
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  • BUT HERE WE ARE ASCENDING TO THE TOP
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  • WITH THE PESHMERGA ON THE IRANIAN BORDER.
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  • WOW.
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  • SO THIS IS IRAN RIGHT HERE. THESE ARE IRGC POSITIONS.
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  • QUDS FORCE, REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS CORPS,
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  • VERY DANGEROUS AND I'M SURE WATCHING US RIGHT NOW.
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  • - YEAH, OF COURSE.
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  • - AS WE SPEAK THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS CORPS,
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  • WHICH BY THE WAY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED
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  • BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AS A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.
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  • OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT
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  • AND RIGHTFULLY SO.
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  • THE PESHMERGA SOLDIERS ARE HERE AT THIS POST.
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  • I WOULD SAY THIS IS THE EDGE OF THE CIVILIZED WORLD
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  • ON THE IRAN BORDER WHERE WE HAVE THE WORLD'S LEADING
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  • SPONSOR OF TERROR ON THE OTHER SIDE WE'RE STARING AT
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  • RIGHT NOW, AGAIN, THESE IRGC POSITIONS ALL AROUND US HERE
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  • ON THE MOUNTAINS OF IRAN, BUT THE PESHMERGA BRAVELY
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  • ARE ON THE FRONT LINES HERE, AGAIN, ALL THAT'S HOLDING BACK
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  • THE WOLVES OF THE IRANIAN REGIME FROM COMING
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  • TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.
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  • THE KURDS ARE HERE ON THE FRONT LINE OF DEFENSE
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  • FOR THE BROADER MIDDLE EAST.
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  • [CLIMACTIC MUSIC]
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  • THESE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS CORPS POSITION
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  • AS DALTON SAID ARE RINGING AROUND US.
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  • THEY HAVE THE HIGH GROUND AND THEY'RE LOOKING DOWN AT US
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  • AND THE BRAVE SOLDIERS OF THE KURDISH PESHMERGA HERE.
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  • THEY'RE WATCHING FOR SURE BUT WE HAVE THIS RARE OPPORTUNITY
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  • TO BE HERE AND TO BRING THIS TO YOU FOLKS,
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  • IN YOUR LIVING ROOMS, THIS IS IRAN.
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  • - ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE WANTED TO BRING YOU HERE
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  • AND SO THAT THE VIEWERS COULD SEE IT IS TO UNDERSTAND
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  • THE THREAT THAT THE KURDS ARE FACING BECAUSE
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  • APART FROM ISRAEL, THE KURDS ARE OUR GREATEST ALLY
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  • AND ISRAEL'S GREATEST ALLY IN THE REGION
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  • AND WHAT THEY'RE ASKING FOR RIGHT NOW IS
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  • A FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE IN POLICY SO THAT THE KURDS
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  • WOULD BE SUPPORTED DIRECTLY, NOT THROUGH BAGHDAD, WHY?
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  • BECAUSE BAGHDAD IS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF IRAN
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  • SO WE CAN'T DESIGNATE THE IRGC AS A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION
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  • ON THIS SIDE OF THE COUNTRY AND BE FUNDING THEM
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  • ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY WHICH IS
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  • WHAT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. - YEAH.
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  • BAGHDAD, SINAI, DAMASCUS, BEIRUT,
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  • ALL UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF IRAN AS THEY MARCH ACROSS
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  • THE REGION AND LITERALLY DALTON, ALL THAT'S STANDING
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  • BETWEEN THE IRANIAN REGIME AND IT'S GREATER AMBITION
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  • OF REGIONAL DOMINATION AND THE DESTRUCTION OF ISRAEL,
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  • IS IRAQI KURDISTAN.
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  • - LOOK, I THINK PRESIDENT TRUMP MADE A BRILLIANT DECISION
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  • IN WITHDRAWING FROM THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR DEAL
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  • BECAUSE THE DEAL THAT WAS PENNED IN 2015 DID NOT ADDRESS
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  • AT ALL, STRATEGIC WEAPONS IN THE FORM OF BALLISTIC MISSILES.
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  • SO, THE IRANIAN REGIME IS MOVING THEM ALL ACROSS
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  • THE MIDDLE EAST THROUGH WHERE?
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  • THROUGH BAGHDAD, THROUGH IRAQ.
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  • THIS IS WHY IT'S OF STRATEGIC, IMPERATIVE URGENT IMPORTANCE
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  • RIGHT NOW THAT WE STAND WITH THE KURDS DIRECTLY.
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  • NOT THROUGH INDIRECTLY THROUGH BAGHDAD
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  • BECAUSE BAGHDAD HAS BECOME THE CENTER OF THE LAND BRIDGE
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  • AND MOVING STRATEGIC WEAPONS,
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  • MOVING THEM ALL THE WAY TO THE MEDITERRANEAN
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  • AND POSING A THREAT TO THE STATE OF ISRAEL TODAY.
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  • - TO SAY WE HAVE EXCLUSIVE ACCESS HERE
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  • IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT
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  • WE ARE RIGHT NOW ON THE IRAQI KURDISTAN IRAN BORDER.
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  • YOU ARE LOOKING INTO IRAN,
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  • THE WORLD'S NUMBER ONE STATE SPONSOR OF TERRORISM,
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  • THE IRANIAN REGIME LURKS JUST OVER THE HILLS HERE.
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  • ITS RIGHT THERE, THE BORDER CROSSING.
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  • WE ARE SURROUNDED BY IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY
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  • GUARDS CORPS POSITIONS...
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  • - AND HERE'S THE CRAZY THING THAT PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND.
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  • THESE SHIA MILITIAS, IT'S CALLED HASHTASHABI OR THE PMU'S,
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  • PARA MILITARY FORCES, THESE FORCES WERE ROGUE,
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  • DISCONNECTED FROM THE CENTRAL MINISTRY OF DEFENSE.
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  • NOW, THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT FEDERALIZED THEM.
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  • INCORPORATED THEM INTO THE FEDERAL ARMY
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  • WHICH MEANS THAT IRANIAN TRAINED, IRANIAN SPONSORED,
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  • IRANIAN BACKED, IRANIAN INFLUENCED MILITIAS
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  • NOW CONSTITUTE SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 70 AND 90%
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  • OF THE FEDERAL IRAQI ARMY THAT THE UNITED STATES
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  • HAS SPENT TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS, AND A LOT OF BLOOD,
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  • AND A LOT OF TREASURE TO BUILD UP.
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  • SO, IN MANY WAYS IT'S A HARD REALITY FOR AMERICANS
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  • TO ACCEPT, BUT THIS IS THE REALITY.
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  • WE HAVE EMPOWERED IRAQ BECOMING IRAN.
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  • - AN IRANIAN SATELLITE, WE HAVE.
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  • ALL THAT BLOOD AND TREASURE EXPENDED BY THE UNITED STATES
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  • SINCE 2003 AND THAT'S THE OUTCOME?
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  • AND EVEN DALTON, AFTER THE DEFEAT OF ISIS,
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  • THE DESTRUCTION OF THE CALIFATE WHICH THE KURDISH PESHMERGA
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  • BRAVELY LED ON THE GROUND WITH
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  • COALITION IN U.S. AIR SUPPORT,
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  • PRESIDENT TRUMP KEPT HIS PROMISE, CRUSHED THE CALIFATE.
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  • ISIS CRUSHED BUT IRAN,
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  • AN EVEN GREATER THREAT FILLING THAT VACUUM.
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  • IT'S VERY FRUSTRATING.
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  • - AND OUR FRIENDS HERE AT THE PESHMERGA,
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  • THEY'VE BEEN SAYING THIS FOR YEARS.
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  • I REMEMBER ASKING THEM BEFORE THE CAMPAIGN
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  • TO LIBERATE MOSUL BEGAN, SO HOW DO YOU FEEL?
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  • DO YOU FEEL EXCITED ABOUT THE PROSPECT OF
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  • TO SEE THE DEFEAT OF THE ISLAMIC STATE
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  • AND THEY SAID TO BE HONEST, NO WE DON'T,
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  • WE FEEL FEAR AND I SAID WELL, WHY?
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  • THEY SAID BECAUSE OF WHAT COMES NEXT.
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  • ONCE YOU REMOVE THAT LINCHPIN, WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN IS
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  • IT SET IN MOTION A MUCH GREATER CONFLICT
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  • THAT'S GONNA MAKE THE ISLAMIC STATE LOOK LIKE A SPEED BUMP
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  • AND THAT'S REALLY WHERE WE'RE AT RIGHT NOW,
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  • IS THE BEGINNING STAGES OF THAT CONFLICT.
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  • - AMERICA WOULD NOT BE HERE WITHOUT ISRAEL
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  • AND THE IMPORTANT LESSONS OF JERUSALEM.
  • 00:10:58.080 --> 00:11:00.260
  • WE OWE IN LARGE PART WHO WE ARE AS AMERICANS
  • 00:11:00.280 --> 00:11:04.070
  • TO THAT LONG STANDING CONNECTION.
  • 00:11:04.090 --> 00:11:05.190
  • - WE STAND WITH ISRAEL BECAUSE WE BELIEVE
  • 00:11:05.210 --> 00:11:07.130
  • IN RIGHT OVER WRONG, IN GOOD OVER EVIL,
  • 00:11:07.150 --> 00:11:09.200
  • IN LIBERTY OVER TYRANNY.
  • 00:11:09.220 --> 00:11:11.230
  • - MODERN ISRAEL IS THE ONLY TRULY FREE NATION
  • 00:11:11.250 --> 00:11:14.200
  • THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 00:11:14.220 --> 00:11:16.110
  • IT HAS AN ENORMOUS RESPECT FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM,
  • 00:11:16.130 --> 00:11:18.290
  • A SUBJECT OF MANY OF OUR HEARTS THESE DAYS.
  • 00:11:19.010 --> 00:11:21.100
  • - CUFI HAS AN ENORMOUS, ENORMOUS IMPACT HERE IN WASHINGTON,
  • 00:11:21.120 --> 00:11:25.260
  • ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AND ACROSS THE WORLD.
  • 00:11:25.280 --> 00:11:27.230
  • THANK YOU FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO STAND UP
  • 00:11:27.250 --> 00:11:30.170
  • AND ENGAGE, AND FIGHT.
  • 00:11:30.190 --> 00:11:32.210
  • FIGHT FOR AMERICA, FIGHT FOR ISRAEL,
  • 00:11:32.230 --> 00:11:35.080
  • AND FIGHT FOR DOING WHAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:11:35.100 --> 00:11:36.280
  • - WE MUST SAY NOT HERE, NOT NOW, NOT EVER.
  • 00:11:37.000 --> 00:11:41.220
  • OUR NATION STANDS TOE TO TOE,
  • 00:11:41.240 --> 00:11:46.080
  • BACK TO BACK,
  • 00:11:46.100 --> 00:11:47.180
  • WITH THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL BECAUSE IT'S GOD'S WILL!
  • 00:11:47.200 --> 00:11:53.120
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:11:53.140 --> 00:12:06.280
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:12:06.280 --> 00:12:12.170
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:12:12.170 --> 00:12:20.030
  • - IF YOU'RE JUST JOINING US, MAYBE YOU JUST TURNED
  • 00:12:20.050 --> 00:12:22.000
  • THE CHANNEL AND YOU CAME TO US HERE AND YOU'RE WONDERING
  • 00:12:22.020 --> 00:12:23.210
  • WHERE ARE THESE GUYS.
  • 00:12:23.230 --> 00:12:25.120
  • WE ARE ON THE IRAQ-IRAN BORDER.
  • 00:12:25.140 --> 00:12:27.250
  • THIS IS IRAQI KURDISTAN.
  • 00:12:27.270 --> 00:12:29.120
  • THAT IS IRAN.
  • 00:12:29.140 --> 00:12:31.100
  • YOU'RE LOOKING INTO IRAN RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:12:31.120 --> 00:12:33.100
  • YOU HAVE A VIEW, RIGHT NOW, THAT FEW AMERICANS
  • 00:12:33.120 --> 00:12:36.100
  • HAVE EVER HAD QUITE FRANKLY, AT LEAST IN THE PAST 40 YEARS.
  • 00:12:36.120 --> 00:12:39.130
  • WE'RE RINGED I GUESS YOU COULD SAY AND SURROUNDED
  • 00:12:39.150 --> 00:12:42.110
  • BY IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS POSITIONS.
  • 00:12:42.130 --> 00:12:46.060
  • I CAN SEE THEM.
  • 00:12:46.080 --> 00:12:47.070
  • THEY'RE RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:12:47.090 --> 00:12:48.210
  • THEY'RE WHITE STRUCTURES HERE AND THEY'RE ALL AROUND US
  • 00:12:48.230 --> 00:12:51.140
  • AND THEY'RE WATCHING RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:12:51.160 --> 00:12:53.280
  • BUT WE'RE IN THE GOOD HANDS OF THE KURDISH PESHMERGA.
  • 00:12:54.000 --> 00:12:56.240
  • DALTON, TELL OUR VIEWERS, WE KEEP SAYING THE IRGC,
  • 00:12:56.260 --> 00:13:00.040
  • THAT STANDS FOR IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS CORPS,
  • 00:13:00.060 --> 00:13:03.190
  • TELL US WHO THEY ARE AND WHY THEY'RE SO DANGEROUS
  • 00:13:03.210 --> 00:13:06.110
  • AND WHY WE'RE A LITTLE NERVOUS AS THEY'RE STARING AT US
  • 00:13:06.130 --> 00:13:08.200
  • RIGHT NOW OVER YONDER.
  • 00:13:08.220 --> 00:13:10.180
  • - IRANIAN PEOPLE ARE AMAZING.
  • 00:13:10.200 --> 00:13:11.280
  • IRAN AND THE IRANIAN REGIME ARE TWO SEPARATE THINGS.
  • 00:13:12.000 --> 00:13:14.290
  • IN 1979, A REVOLUTION HAPPENED IN IRAN
  • 00:13:15.010 --> 00:13:17.200
  • AND THERE THEN BECAME, IT WAS BORN THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY
  • 00:13:17.220 --> 00:13:20.130
  • GUARD CORPS, SO THEIR JOB IS TO, THEY'RE THE CUSTODIANS,
  • 00:13:20.150 --> 00:13:24.070
  • THE GUARDIANS, THE PROTECTORS OF THE REVOLUTION
  • 00:13:24.090 --> 00:13:26.160
  • THAT'S BEEN HOLDING THE 80, 90% OF THE COUNTRY
  • 00:13:26.180 --> 00:13:29.140
  • THAT'S AMAZING AS PRISONERS AND AS HOSTAGE.
  • 00:13:29.160 --> 00:13:33.010
  • 2003, SADDAM HUSSEIN WAS DEPOSED AND TAKEN OUT OF POWER
  • 00:13:33.030 --> 00:13:37.150
  • AND THERE WAS A UNITY GOVERNMENT FORMED IN IRAQ
  • 00:13:37.170 --> 00:13:40.020
  • WHICH WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE EQUAL REPRESENTATION
  • 00:13:40.040 --> 00:13:41.200
  • BETWEEN SUNNI, SHIA, AND KURD.
  • 00:13:41.220 --> 00:13:43.110
  • WHAT HAPPENED WAS THE IRGC, PUT ITS FOOT IN THE DOOR
  • 00:13:43.130 --> 00:13:48.010
  • AND BEGAN INFLUENCING THINGS BETWEEN 2003 AND NOW.
  • 00:13:48.030 --> 00:13:51.200
  • AN INTELLIGENCE REPORT WAS RELEASED THAT SAID THAT
  • 00:13:51.220 --> 00:13:53.220
  • THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS
  • 00:13:53.240 --> 00:13:55.040
  • NOW HAS MORE INFLUENCE IN IRAQ AND IN THE GREATER LEVANT
  • 00:13:55.060 --> 00:13:59.270
  • NOW, 17 YEARS AFTER THE INVASION OF 2003
  • 00:13:59.290 --> 00:14:02.100
  • THAN ANY TIME IN HISTORY BETWEEN THEN AND NOW
  • 00:14:02.120 --> 00:14:05.200
  • WHICH IS A TERRIFYING REALITY
  • 00:14:05.220 --> 00:14:07.150
  • AND HERE'S WHY THIS IS SIGNIFICANT,
  • 00:14:07.170 --> 00:14:09.200
  • BECAUSE THE GREATER THAT THREAT GROWS,
  • 00:14:09.220 --> 00:14:12.190
  • THE MORE SILENT THE KURDS ARE GONNA BECOME, WHY?
  • 00:14:12.210 --> 00:14:16.120
  • BECAUSE THE MORE FEARFUL THEY'RE GOING TO BE
  • 00:14:16.140 --> 00:14:18.080
  • OF THE REPERCUSSIONS OF SPEAKING OUT AGAINST THIS BEAST
  • 00:14:18.100 --> 00:14:21.080
  • THAT CAN OVERPOWER THEM IN A MOMENT.
  • 00:14:21.100 --> 00:14:22.250
  • WHICH IS WHY WE NEED TO LIFT OUR VOICES ON THEIR BEHALF
  • 00:14:22.270 --> 00:14:26.000
  • BECAUSE THEY'RE GONNA BE INCREASINGLY MARGINALIZED
  • 00:14:26.020 --> 00:14:28.240
  • AND SILENCED BECAUSE OF THOSE FORCES THAT ARE ON
  • 00:14:28.260 --> 00:14:33.200
  • THE HILLS SURROUNDING US RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:14:33.220 --> 00:14:35.020
  • AND I THINK IT'S URGENT THAT WE SEE OUT OF THE BOX,
  • 00:14:35.040 --> 00:14:39.240
  • CREATIVE THINKING, IN TERMS OF POLICY TO STAVE THIS OFF
  • 00:14:39.260 --> 00:14:44.060
  • BECAUSE I DO BELIEVE IT'S A 1935 MOMENT.
  • 00:14:44.080 --> 00:14:47.110
  • WE'RE APPROACHING THE POINT OF NO RETURN
  • 00:14:47.130 --> 00:14:49.120
  • WHERE IT IS TOO LATE AND I DON'T LIKE HYPE,
  • 00:14:49.140 --> 00:14:51.290
  • AND HYPERBOLE, AND SENSATIONALISM.
  • 00:14:52.010 --> 00:14:53.100
  • THIS IS NOT THAT.
  • 00:14:53.120 --> 00:14:54.290
  • THIS IS SOMETHING, A VERY CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER
  • 00:14:55.010 --> 00:14:58.220
  • AND I DON'T THINK THE WESTERN WORLDS PREPARED
  • 00:14:58.240 --> 00:15:01.020
  • FOR WHAT'S AROUND THE CORNER.
  • 00:15:01.040 --> 00:15:02.140
  • - NO, EUROPE IS LOOKING TO APPEASE THE IRANIAN REGIME
  • 00:15:02.160 --> 00:15:04.290
  • QUITE FRANKLY WHICH IS SAD TO SAY.
  • 00:15:05.010 --> 00:15:06.150
  • WE COULD USE A MAN LIKE WINSTON CHURCHILL
  • 00:15:06.170 --> 00:15:08.080
  • TODAY IN EUROPE.
  • 00:15:08.100 --> 00:15:09.170
  • I THINK HE'S TURNING IN HIS GRAVE
  • 00:15:09.190 --> 00:15:11.110
  • AS HE SEES THE APPEASEMENT OF EUROPEAN NATIONS
  • 00:15:11.130 --> 00:15:14.010
  • SADLY TOWARDS THE IRANIAN REGIME.
  • 00:15:14.030 --> 00:15:16.030
  • THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS MADE SOME STRONG MOVES
  • 00:15:16.050 --> 00:15:17.240
  • AS YOU SAID, AND SOME RIGHT MOVES, KILLING THAT IRAN DEAL,
  • 00:15:17.260 --> 00:15:22.200
  • SANCTIONING THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS CORPS,
  • 00:15:22.220 --> 00:15:25.140
  • DESIGNATING THEM AS A TERRORIST GROUP
  • 00:15:25.160 --> 00:15:27.080
  • WHICH THEY MOST SURELY ARE THE FOREMOST,
  • 00:15:27.100 --> 00:15:29.080
  • THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE WHEN IT COMES TO GLOBAL TERROR
  • 00:15:29.100 --> 00:15:31.040
  • IS THE IRANIAN REGIME AND SPECIFICALLY THE SURROUNDING
  • 00:15:31.060 --> 00:15:33.230
  • REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS CORPS THAT'S STARTING AT US RIGHT NOW
  • 00:15:33.250 --> 00:15:36.190
  • HERE ON THE IRANIAN BORDER. I COMPARE THEM DALTON TO THE,
  • 00:15:36.210 --> 00:15:41.000
  • JUST SO PEOPLE AT HOME HAVE KIND OF AN IMAGE OF WHO
  • 00:15:41.020 --> 00:15:43.040
  • THE IRGC, THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS CORPS ARE
  • 00:15:43.060 --> 00:15:46.280
  • YOU MENTIONED 1935 RIGHTLY WHEN HITLER AND THE NAZI REGIME
  • 00:15:47.000 --> 00:15:49.250
  • WERE RISING IN GERMANY, IRAN IS HAVING A SIMILAR RISE
  • 00:15:49.270 --> 00:15:53.000
  • RIGHT NOW, THINK OF THE SS WHICH SURROUNDED HITLER,
  • 00:15:53.020 --> 00:15:57.020
  • HIS ELITE VAN GUARD, THE SS.
  • 00:15:57.040 --> 00:16:00.020
  • THAT'S THE IRGC, THEY ANSWER DIRECTLY TO THE SUPREME LEADER
  • 00:16:00.040 --> 00:16:04.090
  • OF IRAN AYATOLLAH KHOMEINI.
  • 00:16:04.110 --> 00:16:07.040
  • WELL DALTON, WE ARE HERE ON THE IRAQ-IRAN BORDER.
  • 00:16:07.060 --> 00:16:11.040
  • A PLACE WHERE FEW AMERICANS TREAD.
  • 00:16:11.060 --> 00:16:13.030
  • WE'RE STARING INTO IRAN.
  • 00:16:13.050 --> 00:16:15.060
  • WHAT DO WE SEE HERE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:16:15.080 --> 00:16:17.000
  • WE HAVE A BORDER CROSSING OBVIOUSLY.
  • 00:16:17.020 --> 00:16:18.270
  • THE TOPOGRAPHY, SET THE SCENE FOR US A LITTLE BIT MORE.
  • 00:16:18.290 --> 00:16:21.200
  • - YEAH, RIGHT HERE IS KURDISTAN.
  • 00:16:21.220 --> 00:16:23.120
  • OVER HERE IS IRAN,
  • 00:16:23.140 --> 00:16:25.100
  • AND THEN IRAN WRAPS ALL THE WAY AROUND.
  • 00:16:25.120 --> 00:16:26.240
  • THE TURKISH BORDER IS NOT FAR FROM HERE AS WELL.
  • 00:16:26.260 --> 00:16:29.180
  • IN FACT, IF WE COULD GET OVER THIS RIDGE,
  • 00:16:29.200 --> 00:16:30.260
  • YOU COULD SEE THE TURKISH BORDER INTERSECTING.
  • 00:16:30.280 --> 00:16:33.010
  • IN MANY WAYS, THIS IS THE CROSSROADS OF THE MIDDLE EAST.
  • 00:16:33.030 --> 00:16:35.180
  • EVERYTHING INTERSECTS HERE.
  • 00:16:35.200 --> 00:16:37.030
  • THIS IS THE VORTEX THAT EVERYTHING'S BEING PULLED INTO
  • 00:16:37.050 --> 00:16:39.260
  • AND IT'S ONE OF THE MOST STRATEGICALLY, SIGNIFICANT,
  • 00:16:39.280 --> 00:16:42.140
  • TUMULTUOUS, CONSEQUENTIAL PLACES ON THE EARTH
  • 00:16:42.160 --> 00:16:45.290
  • IN OUR GENERATION RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:16:46.010 --> 00:16:47.060
  • - YEAH, THAT'S NO UNDERSTATEMENT.
  • 00:16:47.080 --> 00:16:48.170
  • LOOK, AND IRAN IS A STONE, WE COULD LITERALLY WALK
  • 00:16:48.190 --> 00:16:51.220
  • INTO IRAN RIGHT NOW, FROM WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:16:51.240 --> 00:16:53.290
  • THIS KURDISH PESHMERGA POSITION, WE COULD WALK INTO IRAN.
  • 00:16:54.010 --> 00:16:57.040
  • WE'RE SEEING IRANIAN TRUCKS COME AND GO, IMPORTS, EXPORTS,
  • 00:16:57.060 --> 00:16:59.180
  • AND WE NEED TO BE QUICK HERE BECAUSE WE'RE BEING WATCHED.
  • 00:16:59.200 --> 00:17:02.130
  • - WE HAVE TO GO DOWN NOW ACTUALLY BECAUSE WE'RE EXPOSED
  • 00:17:02.150 --> 00:17:05.050
  • IN THE OPEN AND THE SOLDIERS ARE UNCOMFORTABLE
  • 00:17:05.070 --> 00:17:06.280
  • SO WE'RE GONNA MAKE OUR WAY DOWNSTAIRS
  • 00:17:07.000 --> 00:17:08.140
  • AND CONTINUE OUR CONVERSATION DOWN THERE,
  • 00:17:08.160 --> 00:17:10.020
  • BUT IT'S ON EDGE HERE.
  • 00:17:10.040 --> 00:17:11.240
  • THIS IS NOT A SAFE PLACE TO BE FOR VERY LONG.
  • 00:17:11.260 --> 00:17:14.060
  • - ESPECIALLY FOR TWO AMERICANS. THIS IS TENSE, LET'S GO.
  • 00:17:14.080 --> 00:17:18.050
  • - ANNOUNCER: FROM TERRORISTS WHO WOULD ANNIHILATE HER
  • 00:17:26.220 --> 00:17:28.150
  • WITH BOMBS AND BULLETS
  • 00:17:28.170 --> 00:17:30.060
  • TO SO CALLED ACTIVISTS THAT WOULD ELIMINATE HER
  • 00:17:30.080 --> 00:17:32.270
  • WITH BOYCOTTS AND SANCTIONS.
  • 00:17:32.290 --> 00:17:35.040
  • ISRAEL'S ENEMIES ARE ON THE MARCH.
  • 00:17:35.060 --> 00:17:37.260
  • IN "WHY ISRAEL", YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO BE
  • 00:17:37.280 --> 00:17:40.000
  • AN ACTIVE DEFENDER OF THE JEWISH STATE,
  • 00:17:40.020 --> 00:17:42.190
  • KNOWLEDGEABLE AND POWERFUL AS YOU STAND UP FOR TRUTH.
  • 00:17:42.210 --> 00:17:46.170
  • YOU'LL RECEIVE BIBLICAL EVIDENCE PROVING ISRAEL'S
  • 00:17:46.190 --> 00:17:49.160
  • SPECIAL PLACE IN GOD'S PLAN.
  • 00:17:49.180 --> 00:17:51.290
  • LEARN HOW HIS STEADFAST COMMITMENT TO HIS PEOPLE
  • 00:17:52.010 --> 00:17:55.020
  • IS A MATTER OF FACT, NOT OPINION.
  • 00:17:55.040 --> 00:17:57.260
  • FROM ITS MIRACULOUS REBIRTH AS A MODERN STATE
  • 00:17:57.280 --> 00:18:00.270
  • TO THE DANGEROUS THREAT IT PRESENTLY FACES,
  • 00:18:00.290 --> 00:18:02.200
  • ISRAEL'S INSPIRING JOURNEY
  • 00:18:02.220 --> 00:18:05.190
  • IS LAID OUT IN THIS SHORT BOOKLET.
  • 00:18:05.210 --> 00:18:07.230
  • SUPPORTING ISRAEL IS A BIBLICAL MANDATE FOR ALL CHRISTIANS.
  • 00:18:07.250 --> 00:18:12.060
  • IN WHY ISRAEL, YOU WILL DISCOVER WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
  • 00:18:12.080 --> 00:18:15.160
  • ABOUT THE JEWISH STATE AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO
  • 00:18:15.180 --> 00:18:18.060
  • STAND WITH GOD'S CHOSEN PEOPLE.
  • 00:18:18.080 --> 00:18:26.030
  • [CLIMACTIC MUSIC]
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  • [CLIMACTIC MUSIC]
  • 00:18:39.210 --> 00:18:49.210
  • - AND WELCOME BACK TO THE WATCHMAN.
  • 00:18:49.230 --> 00:18:51.160
  • YOU ARE JOINING US RIGHT NOW FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT
  • 00:18:51.180 --> 00:18:54.070
  • EPISODE WE HAVE EVER DONE OF THE WATCHMAN SHOW.
  • 00:18:54.090 --> 00:18:57.090
  • I DO NOT SAY THAT LIGHTLY.
  • 00:18:57.110 --> 00:18:59.010
  • RIGHT NOW, YOU'RE LOOKING AT A PLACE,
  • 00:18:59.030 --> 00:19:02.000
  • AND WE ARE STANDING AT A PLACE, DALTON THOMAS AND I,
  • 00:19:02.020 --> 00:19:04.260
  • THAT FEW AMERICANS EVER TREAD.
  • 00:19:04.280 --> 00:19:06.170
  • THIS IS THE IRAQ-IRAN BORDER.
  • 00:19:06.190 --> 00:19:10.020
  • DALTON, WELCOME BACK AND SET THE SCENE FOR US.
  • 00:19:10.040 --> 00:19:12.220
  • MAYBE SOMEONES JUST TUNING IN.
  • 00:19:12.240 --> 00:19:14.260
  • SET THE SCENE, RESET THE SCENE REAL QUICK
  • 00:19:14.280 --> 00:19:17.220
  • ON WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW AND WHY IT'S SO IMPORTANT.
  • 00:19:17.240 --> 00:19:20.140
  • - MANY PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW WHAT KURDISTAN IS.
  • 00:19:20.160 --> 00:19:22.140
  • THE BEST WAY THAT I KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN IT
  • 00:19:22.160 --> 00:19:23.290
  • IS TO SAY THAT IT'S A PRE-STATE INSIDE OF A FAILED STATE
  • 00:19:24.010 --> 00:19:27.240
  • THAT IS NOW BEING INCORPORATED INTO THE IRANIAN STATE.
  • 00:19:27.260 --> 00:19:31.130
  • THAT'S WHAT KURDISTAN IS AND WE ARE THE KURDISH PESHMERGA
  • 00:19:31.150 --> 00:19:34.090
  • BASE RIGHT NOW THAT IS LITERALLY THE END OF THE ROAD
  • 00:19:34.110 --> 00:19:36.260
  • IN THE FINAL FRONTIERS BEFORE THE IRGC FORCES,
  • 00:19:36.280 --> 00:19:40.160
  • THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD FORCES THAT ARE
  • 00:19:40.180 --> 00:19:42.000
  • SURROUNDING US RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:19:42.020 --> 00:19:43.130
  • - YEAH, AND THEY ARE LITERALLY SURROUNDING US DALTON.
  • 00:19:43.150 --> 00:19:45.090
  • THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS CORPS POSITIONS
  • 00:19:45.110 --> 00:19:47.160
  • ARE ALL AROUND US AND THEY HAVE THE HIGH GROUND
  • 00:19:47.180 --> 00:19:49.090
  • ON THESE MOUNTAINS.
  • 00:19:49.110 --> 00:19:50.200
  • JUST SO PEOPLE KNOW, TO SET THE SCENERY A LITTLE BIT,
  • 00:19:50.220 --> 00:19:52.190
  • YOU PROBABLY HEAR THE WIND, WE'RE WAY UP HIGH
  • 00:19:52.210 --> 00:19:54.220
  • ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN. IT'S WINDY UP HERE.
  • 00:19:54.240 --> 00:19:57.120
  • WE'RE WITH THE KURDISH PESHMERGA AT THEIR BASE.
  • 00:19:57.140 --> 00:19:59.200
  • IT LOOKS LIKE A CASTLE, AN ANCIENT CASTLE,
  • 00:19:59.220 --> 00:20:01.260
  • PRETTY AMAZING PLACE BUT ABSOLUTELY,
  • 00:20:01.280 --> 00:20:03.280
  • THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS ARE WATCHING US
  • 00:20:04.000 --> 00:20:06.210
  • RIGHT NOW, SO YOU'RE WATCHING US BE WATCHED
  • 00:20:06.230 --> 00:20:09.040
  • BY THE IRANIAN REGIME RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:20:09.060 --> 00:20:10.280
  • NOT A VERY COMFORTING THOUGHT, BUT THIS IS A STORY
  • 00:20:11.000 --> 00:20:13.130
  • WE NEEDED TO BRING YOU TODAY FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.
  • 00:20:13.150 --> 00:20:18.260
  • DALTON, IF IRAQI KURDISTAN, GOD FORBID, WERE TO FALL,
  • 00:20:18.280 --> 00:20:23.270
  • WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
  • 00:20:23.290 --> 00:20:25.120
  • JUST SO PEOPLE AT HOME KNOW WHY THIS IS SO IMPORTANT
  • 00:20:25.140 --> 00:20:28.130
  • FOR AMERICANS, FOR EVERYONE IN THE WESTERN WORLD,
  • 00:20:28.150 --> 00:20:30.290
  • AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:20:31.010 --> 00:20:32.070
  • IRAQI KURDISTAN'S IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST.
  • 00:20:32.090 --> 00:20:34.000
  • THEY ARE THE BUFFER.
  • 00:20:34.020 --> 00:20:35.010
  • THEY ARE THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE.
  • 00:20:35.030 --> 00:20:37.240
  • - THIS IS ACTUALLY A VERY LIKELY SCENARIO
  • 00:20:37.260 --> 00:20:39.280
  • THAT KURDISTAN COULD BE OVERRUN.
  • 00:20:40.000 --> 00:20:42.010
  • RIGHT HERE, YOU HAVE IRANIAN FORCES, IRGC,
  • 00:20:42.030 --> 00:20:45.050
  • THREE HOURS FROM HERE, YOU HAVE IRANIAN FORCES,
  • 00:20:45.070 --> 00:20:48.150
  • HASHTASHABI SHIA MILITIAS.
  • 00:20:48.170 --> 00:20:50.080
  • SOUTH OF HERE, YOU HAVE BAGHDAD WHICH IS FULLY IN THE ORBIT
  • 00:20:50.100 --> 00:20:53.220
  • AND INFLUENCE OF IRAN NOW, AND ON THE NORTH SIDE
  • 00:20:53.240 --> 00:20:55.230
  • YOU HAVE TURKEY, SO THE KURDS LIVE IN A 24/7, 365
  • 00:20:55.250 --> 00:20:59.230
  • STATE OF THREAT AND POTENTIAL GENOCIDE
  • 00:20:59.250 --> 00:21:03.050
  • AND BEAR IN MIND THE KURDS HAVE ENDURED
  • 00:21:03.070 --> 00:21:05.000
  • GENOCIDE AFTER GENOCIDE, POGROM AFTER POGROM,
  • 00:21:05.020 --> 00:21:07.190
  • SO THIS ISN'T NEW FOR THEM.
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  • IN FACT, THIS IS A HISTORICAL CONTINUUM
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  • THAT I THINK THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY NEEDS TO MAKE
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  • STRONG EFFORTS RIGHT NOW TO BREAK THAT CONTINUUM
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  • BECAUSE WE ARE ON THE PRECIPICE OF ANOTHER WAVE
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  • OF SUFFERING FOR THE KURDISH PEOPLE
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  • IF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY DOES NOT INTERVENE
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  • AND STAVE OFF IRANIAN EXPANSIONISM
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  • BECAUSE RIGHT NOW, IT'S OUT OF CONTROL.
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  • - AND YOU'RE HERE IN THE REGION FREQUENTLY
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  • DOING YOUR GREAT WORK WITH FRONTIER ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL.
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  • TALK ABOUT EXCLUSIVE ACCESS THAT YOU'VE GIVEN US HERE
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  • WITH THE KURDISH REGIONAL GOVERNMENT.
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  • GIVE US SOME FINAL THOUGHTS MY MAN
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  • ON WHAT'S NEXT HERE AND WHY IT'S SO IMPORTANT.
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  • - MY WIFE AND I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF RAISING OUR KIDS
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  • HERE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS BEFORE WE MOVED
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  • TO ISRAEL WHERE WE LIVE, AND I SPLIT MY TIME
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  • BETWEEN ISRAEL AND KURDISTAN AND FOR ME IT'S AN INCREDIBLE
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  • PRIVILEGE BECAUSE I SEE THESE TWO PEOPLES AS BEING
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  • DYNAMICALLY CONNECTED IN THEIR PAST EXPERIENCES
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  • OF PERSECUTION FROM THEIR NEIGHBORS
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  • AND ALSO, BOUND TOGETHER IN A FUTURE STRUGGLE
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  • BY THOSE SAME NEIGHBORS.
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  • FOR THOSE OF US WHO LOVE THE LORD,
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  • FOR THOSE OF US WHO LOVE ISRAEL,
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  • IT'S TIME THAT WE OPEN UP OUR HEARTS
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  • TO INCORPORATE THE KURDISH PEOPLE INTO THAT
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  • BECAUSE THIS IS PART OF THE FAMILY
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  • AND THE KURDS WANT TO BE INCORPORATED INTO THAT
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  • BUT HERE'S THE PROBLEM,
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  • RIGHT NOW IF THEY EXPRESS THAT LOVE FOR US AS AMERICANS
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  • AND AS CHRISTIANS OR TO THE STATE OF ISRAEL
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  • AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE, THEY WILL SUFFER FOR IT
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  • BECAUSE NO ONE IS THERE TO HAVE THEIR BACK
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  • AND THAT NEEDS TO CHANGE
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  • AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE PRAYING FOR.
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  • - WE'RE AT PROBABLY FOLKS THE MOST PIVOTAL CROSSROADS
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  • IN THE ENTIRE MIDDLE EAST AND THAT IS SAYING SOMETHING.
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  • WE'RE ON IRAQ'S BORDER WITH IRAN.
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  • WE'RE STARING AT IRAN RIGHT NOW.
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  • SOME FINAL THOUGHTS FROM THIS PIVOTAL, PIVOTAL
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  • REGION IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST AFTER THE BREAK
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  • ON THE IRAN BORDER.
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  • DO NOT MOVE.
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  • - ANNOUNCER: OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS,
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  • THIRTY NATIONS HAVE BEEN REPRESENTED
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  • AT THE ANNUAL CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL SUMMIT
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  • IN WASHINGTON D.C.
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  • ISRAEL SUPPORTERS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE
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  • JOIN CUFI IN STANDING IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE STATE
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  • OF ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
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  • THEY CELEBRATE AND REJOICE AT THE NIGHT TO HONOR ISRAEL,
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  • AND SOME HAVE REQUESTED THAT THEIR COUNTRIES
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  • FOLLOW AMERICA'S LEAD AND MOVE THEIR EMBASSIES TO JERUSALEM
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  • THE ETERNAL, UNDIVIDED CAPITAL OF ISRAEL.
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  • NOW, WITH OVER 7 MILLION ACTIVE MEMBERS,
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  • CUFI IS THE LARGEST, MOST ETHNICALLY DIVERSE
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  • PRO-ISRAEL ORGANIZATION IN THE U.S.
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  • AS WE, ALONG WITH CUFI UK, AND CUFI CANADA,
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  • EXPAND OUR REACH INTO OTHER REGIONS,
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  • INCLUDING BRAZIL, WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE FUTURE
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  • OF THIS MOVEMENT FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.
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  • FOR ZION'S SAKE, WE WILL NOT BE SILENT.
  • 00:23:50.110 --> 00:23:53.100
  • FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, FROM EVERY NATION,
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  • WE ARE CUFI.
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  • - AND WELCOME BACK TO A VERY SPECIAL WATCHMAN EXCLUSIVE.
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  • WE ARE WRAPPING UP HERE WITH SOME FINAL THOUGHTS
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  • FROM THE IRAQ-IRAN BORDER RIGHT OVER MY SHOULDER HERE.
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  • WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT IN YOUR LIVING ROOM IS IRAN,
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  • HOME TO THE WORLDS NUMBER ONE STATE SPONSOR OF TERRORISM,
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  • THE IRANIAN REGIME, AS A MATTER OF FACT,
  • 00:24:43.130 --> 00:24:45.060
  • WE ARE SURROUNDED RIGHT NOW BY THE MOUNTAINS OF IRAN
  • 00:24:45.080 --> 00:24:47.260
  • AND THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS CORPS,
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  • THE VANGUARD OF THAT WICKED IRANIAN REGIME.
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  • THANKFULLY, WE ARE WITH THE KURDISH PESHMERGA
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  • AT ONE OF THEIR BASES HERE, RIGHT ALONG THAT IRAN BORDER
  • 00:24:56.170 --> 00:24:59.100
  • AND FOLKS, I HAVE TO SAY, AS AN AMERICAN,
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  • I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SET FOOT HERE,
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  • WHERE I'M SITTING RIGHT NOW, BUT HERE WE ARE,
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  • BRINGING IT TO YOU, THAT'S IRAN,
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  • AND YOU NEED TO KNOW THE INSIDE STORY.
  • 00:25:08.170 --> 00:25:10.050
  • THAT'S WHAT WE TRIED TO BRING YOU THIS WEEK
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  • WITH OUR GOOD FRIEND, DALTON THOMAS.
  • 00:25:11.200 --> 00:25:13.030
  • THE INSIDE STORY OF THAT IRAN THREAT.
  • 00:25:13.050 --> 00:25:15.230
  • LOOK, THE IRANIAN REGIME IS ON THE MOVE
  • 00:25:15.250 --> 00:25:18.100
  • AND IF THEY'RE TWO STEPS AHEAD AND WE'RE BEHIND,
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  • THAT'S NOT A GOOD THING.
  • 00:25:20.250 --> 00:25:21.290
  • WE NEED TO NOT ONLY KEEP UP BUT BE PROACTIVE
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  • AND GET AHEAD. THERE'S A FEW WAYS WE CAN DO THAT.
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  • THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S DOING IT RIGHT NOW
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  • BY APPLYING INCREASED PRESSURE ON THE IRANIAN REGIME.
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  • WE COULD ALSO SUPPORT OUR GOOD FRIENDS HERE IN
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  • IRAQI KURDISTAN WHO ARE REALLY THE FRONTLINE OF THE
  • 00:25:34.020 --> 00:25:36.260
  • FRONTLINE WHEN IT COMES TO THE IRANIAN REGIME
  • 00:25:36.280 --> 00:25:40.070
  • AND THEIR AMBITIONS TO MARCH ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST
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  • IN SYRIA, IRAQ, LEBANON, YEMEN, AND BEYOND.
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  • THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING, SO WE HAVE TO BE PROACTIVE
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  • AND CONTINUE TO TAKE ON THIS REGIME IN ANY WAY WE CAN,
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  • AND WHAT A PERSPECTIVE TO BRING YOU THIS WEEK.
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  • THIS AGAIN, THIS IS A PLACE WHERE FEW AMERICANS
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  • HAVE SET FOOT WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW
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  • SO IT'S BEEN A PRIVILEGE TO BRING IT TO YOU THIS WEEK
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  • WITH OUR GOOD FRIEND DALTON THOMAS OF FRONTIER
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  • ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL, THE KURDISH PESHMERGA
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  • HERE WHO HAVE GRACIOUSLY HOSTED US HERE AT THEIR BASE
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  • ALONG THE IRAN BORDER.
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  • CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THIS REGION,
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  • FOR THE KURDS OBVIOUSLY,
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  • FOR THE PEOPLE OF IRAN.
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  • THE REGIME IS THE PROBLEM.
  • 00:26:19.130 --> 00:26:20.210
  • WE MADE THAT POINT TODAY FOLKS.
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  • NOT THE IRANIAN PEOPLE, IT'S THAT IRANIAN REGIME
  • 00:26:22.090 --> 00:26:24.280
  • THAT IS THE PROBLEM.
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  • NOT ONLY IN IRAN, BUT ACROSS THE REGION
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  • AND ACROSS THE WORLD NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE.
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  • THAT IS NOT AN EXAGGERATION, SO UNTIL NEXT TIME
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  • FROM THE IRAQ-IRAN BORDER,
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  • A VERY SPECIAL WATCHMAN EXCLUSIVE.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU AND REMEMBER,
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  • NEVER HOLD YOUR PEACE.
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