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nineteen forty five gold. you're watching on t.v. it's time now to have a look at our top stories for this hour russia has decided not to sell this air defense missile systems to iran the chief of staff of the russian armed forces says the plan was shelved due to the latest u.n. sanctions on the islamic republic. moscow plays host to scientific top brass to prevent a battle for the arctic several riches the countries involved to get their share of what is considered to be a water of the world's oil and gas reserves. hard talks are gripping the big apple as world leaders brainstorm on how to eradicate global poverty homegrown while on
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the sidelines of the summit in the middle east quartet tried to bring forward the peace process between israel and the palestinians. and those were the headlines now former u.s. presidential advisor zbigniew brzezinski speaks about dangerous times from the past and gives his take on modern day war on terror his interview is coming up next. he's advised u.s. presidents for decades and served as the national security adviser under the carter administration he sits down now with r.t. dr brzezinski thank you so much for joining us we do appreciate this opportunity it's very nice to be with you it's been nine years a sense nine eleven and there are still no signs of osama bin laden in your book the grand chessboard you write for america the chief geo political prize is eurasia america's global primacy is directly dependent on how long and how effectively it's preponderance on the eurasian continent is to staines. is that why we're in
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afghanistan to sustain our global supremacy nowhere in afghanistan before because of nine eleven and nine eleven involved a horrendous crime against the american public and its cold for measures designed to make certain that that doesn't occur again. american role on the huge continent of your radio it's much more benign it involves alliances with some key countries it involves improvement in relations with some previous antagonists so it should not be confused with the operation in afghanistan which has a very specific historical motive and a very specific objective now i want to ask in an interview with a french magazine in one thousand nine hundred eight you called the covert funding of the mujahedeen prior to the former soviet union invasion an excellent idea according to their analysis of what you said the dismantling of the soviet union
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was to a degree more important than quote some stared at muslims and that you don't regret it do you stand by that statement now yes although that version of so-called interview was not really an interview the interview was an extensive interview which was supposed to be translated and sent to me is never was and then excerpts from a to a sort of amalgamated and published but basically the facts in there are correct the united states decided to provide sort of covertly funding to the i've got a resistance when it became clear that the soviet union was big getting to intervene more actively and directly and eventually when it did intervene actively and directly that was expanded and continued under republican administrations after the president carter left office in turn the resistance in afghanistan led directly to the collapse of the soviet union and that removed from the international scene the horror of a possible nuclear war between the soviet union and america. has made possible the
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kind of reconciliation but it's not under way in eurasia but more importantly to removed a paralyzing. dilemma a paralyzing danger but hovered over the entire international community so the threat of the soviet union such as you're mentioning right now with of course much more important than the threat we say we have now with the so-called war on terror well clearly i mean look in the event of a war between the soviet union and the united states i was involved in the decision making process that would be provoked by an attack i would call for a response so we knew exactly the nature of the threat that we're all facing within a few hours literally within a few hours about eighty five to twenty million people let me repeat was numbers eighty five to about one hundred twenty million people would have been dead in the
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united states and in the soviet union. there's just no comparison between that and terrorism which is nasty and dangerous and horrible particular victims but in terms of scale it's simply not the same ball park let's talk about the future implications of that decision that was made all those years ago. what did you expect the mujahideen what you're calling the afghan resistance to do with the weaponry that the u.s. and other countries provided to them after the soviet union fell on did you expect this weaponry to be given by. the civil war which insinuate after to lead to the formation of what we have now which is the taliban i think the problem you know has to be looked at closer historical perspective the war lasted almost a decade it was a terrible brutal war for the soviet union in a way against the afghans they killed close to a million guns they drove about forty five million afghans out of their country so
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the process of consolidation the rehabilitation of the stone was bombed to be prolonged. and the west unfortunately. roughly ten years after the attacks started and then the soviets left did very little to rehabilitate afghanistan and the taliban phenomenon i wrote was several years after the soviet union the part of. the taliban who was not involved in fighting. against the soviets to drive the foreigners from other towns that capitalized on the opportunity to develop in afghanistan after the end of the war when it was largely ignored by everyone knows the weapons you know the guns tradition of being armed individually the weapons are provided mostly very simple weapons mostly and there are a few exceptions the current most guns could handle without difficulty so you don't
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believe that the funding of the dean led to the formation of the taliban today no i mean i look look look what the osama bin laden himself said. some of bin laden described the reasons why he engaged in terrorism against the west and the fact that so it was not. international terrorism that the taliban was involved in imposing enough to understand in medieval concept of society but unfortunately it gave a haven to al qaeda osama bin laden and al qaeda had global aspirations and engage in global terrorism we'd be having this conversation now if we didn't expect the soviet union to the former soviet union to invade prior to our funding the mujahideen so much of it was already involved directly into the sun for several years by the time to funding started the funding started at a time when the soviet union was already making preparations to invade afghanistan
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did you think that that would provoke the so far i have no way of knowing but i was assuming they would go in because they were going in you know approach that was evident there was an escalation of soviet involvement. and by the time the funding started the soviet union was already involved quayside militarily with guns don't want to get back to this this idea from your book that eurasia is this very important test player if you well for. the united states you also mention in your book that you're a just just a chess board out much of the struggle for global primacy continues to be played and the most immediate task is to make certain that no state or combination of states gain the capacity to expel the united states from eurasia or even diminishing if it only its decisive arbitrary rule now which states at the moment would you say are threatening the us role there and here asia well first of all i think one has to take into account the soviet union is no longer around so the
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american soviet competition which in many ways was largely over. for control over your regime is finished we also know how much more important participant in this sort of distribution of power across your asia that is china so the nature of so to speak the competition the rivalry or the game has changed it's much more now a question of maneuver political accommodation and. balancing to make certain that no one dominates this continent and particularly no one who is imbue it with a global missionary zeal as the soviet union was so i think the nature of the relationships now on the eurasian continent is fundamentally different and provides for much greater opportunity of some accommodation we've seen an accommodation developing still timidly but developing between russia and the united
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states and that's an important development we have a significant relationship with china. the european union japan and others are becoming involved so i think it's a much more. so to speak balanced and potentially more stable i'm certain of this hostile. kind of relationship so i want to switch gears to another region that were influential on the middle east with the israeli palestinian conflict now you helped draft a letter with with lee hamilton that suggested that hamas should be part of this equation what do you make of the current day peace process the one that's taking place right now hamas is not part of that equation how far do you think they'll get in finding a solution to the problem a two state solution ultimately i think it would be very difficult to settle this problem totally unless the more extremist parties on both sides. i don't. think i would ever come. to unbosom you know people who are against this if so at
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some stage maybe not right away but at some stage. the sort of extremists will have to be drawn into the dialogue because otherwise don't undermine it do you predict that the obama administration before the next election cycle comes that they will engage mosques in this discussion and i'll take it as such prediction because that would be a wonderful headline and there's no basis for making such a protection because how can one read it and dissipate so precisely a specific historical event but in some fashion if there is going to case we don't know this everyone involved knows it that hamas will have to be involved in some fashion syria and israel will have to be involved in a joint direct dialogue in some fashion that hezbollah will have to be fitted into the process so we're dealing here with more or less known pieces that will have to be at different stages drawn into a process if it has to be
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a lasting one but in present circumstances for the negotiations to begin by the most moderate. trying participants on both sides makes sense i'm wondering if we could also now switch to iran since that's then a very big topic now for actually decades. iran has seemed defiant despite sanctions and despite other threats coming from outside forces including some of their allies they've remained defiant do you think that it will eventually lead to airstrikes on their nuclear facilities well i certainly hope not. because i don't think a wider war in the region is to be desired and the us should not support israel if they choose to do that independently i think a wider war in the region is not desirable but we have to be conscious of the fact and it is a load of wood a possible war on iran if it is launched the threat and america's. standing in europe asia i think
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a war in the region will spread and of all the america whoever starts it and i think that's not in america's interest i don't think it's in the region's interest i don't think it's in the interest of the international community dr brzezinski thank you so much thank you very greatly appreciate it nice to talk to you nice to talk to you as well. so.
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you. turned. this history still keeps secrets but now it's time to reveal. the soviet funds house on the embankment and on. our. stuff we are going to. play all. the rally we'll sell lots of beer low wrong wrong they will wear uniforms that will damage is in the black and them moving but very little damming the white. and they
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are the key to our problem are already. russia has decided not to sell its defense missile systems to iran the chief of staff of the russian armed forces says the plan was shelved due to the latest u.n. sanctions on the islamic republic. moscow plays host to scientific top of that model for the arctic's the riches the countries involved to get their. there of what is considered to be a quarter of the world's oil and gas reserves. hard talks are gripping the big apple as world leaders brainstorm on how to create global poverty and a longer while on the sidelines of the summit the middle east quartet drive to bring for the peace process between israel and the palestinians and up next all the sports highlights with.
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hello and welcome back to sport an artsy coming to you every day from the russian capital i'm on cost for of and let's take a look at some of our stories in brief. gunning for gold a russian women's basketball team are off to the czech republic for the world championship. cozart for revival would take an in-depth look at how russian born salads have helped put kazakhstan on the world tennis map. and goals go lower all the net bulging action from the weekend football put together in one piece. russia's women's basketball team has been given a huge boost ahead of the fast approaching world championships that's after the country's first and only women's n.b.a. champion that brought some of those calls up just days after winning the cup with a title in america american becky hammon who's had
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a russian passport for two years now and there are talismanic cats and a lot of course and we're also among the twelve names called out by coach bristol colossi tournaments itself on thursday in the czech republic russia take on japan in their opener and are also drawn with the hosts and argentina in group c. that finished runners up in the last three championships and are getting to do no worse this time out but i brought some of the well to the seattle storm claimed the w n b a grand in last week's final knows they're facing a stiff competition. that you can get on trying my best to use my high morale to help russia when i just won't be easy there are a lot of strong teams in the championships and it's not only americans are stranded i'm talking about and spain and france have made great progress to you and the czechs now playing a time here is going to be a tough battle which will fight to the end. let's switch our attention to the kontinental hockey league for a moment where nine games took place on tuesday and let's bring up that scoreboard
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. you live breezed through c.b.d. five one tracks are lost at home. and that's the army men from st petersburg claimed their first victory on home ice this season in a match against blondes but needed the shoots out with an away victory at several. new converts you grow also one on the road in the moscow region each as. matches were held in moscow and she is they were sparked sox find that it broke its losing streak after defeating local might see from jaroslav and says cowher also victorious in the capital after thrashing out some of the least belorussian and laugh in both claim victories at home as well. kazakhstan finds out hole they'll play in the first round of the davis cup next year in wednesday's draw they reached the top tier of men's tennis following victory over switzerland last week richard reid reports on how the central asian nation has achieved so much success on the court in such a short period of time. because extern is
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a country and we are its young capital astana some awards boldest architecture on the sporting from the country starting to catch up the rest of the world following years of under-investment i'm not underachievement nowhere is this more evident than the current state of tennis was hardly taken seriously in the country up until three years ago but his central asian nation is certainly making up for lost time we have been across the country in every major city we have built in many centers. first of all for young children and also for professionals but for the good quality . for the professional tennis is. one of them over this project this of course davis cup and cup games because extern qualified for the top tier of men's tennis for the first time in its history following a five nil demolition job of switzerland which is enough to propel them into the
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davis cup world group and it will happen whose coach will like the man according to cover and is now working with a cause like team says these results can only be beneficial and it helps of course because. it will be more well known to around this country they will nuke now they will look at the results of the players and i think that's a very very important for six down could be in the world cup. i'm a success doesn't end there you know slava should overs established herself as one of the top players on the women's doubles team winning back to back grand slams at wimbledon and the us open in two thousand and ten but it because of tennis federation hardly existed forty years ago how is it. able to make such rapid strides feel sort of simple russia since two thousand and eight the country has been inviting players from their northern neighbor to play for them and they've been quite a few takers a lot of this seems to be bothering the russian davis and fed cup captain share meal to be sure of. course i don't have
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a problem with these as there is an agreement between our tennis federations to help each other out this has managed to help a lot of to loose players as they've managed to get extra funding from the catholic federation which helps them to develop there were problems in russia as we were unable to give them the pioneers who they needed because we have so many good players. russian tennis on the women's side of the game is still in a very healthy state of the same can be said of the men marat safin is a ready retired one to collide over denko nichol youzhny both approaching thirty seven golden generation the new millennium is coming to an end however and the goal of who's one of cuz it stands brightest stars says bay should have few problems but i think some of these coming for russian bear some young guys i hope for them so. yeah russia has looked into said they would include me and that if maybe it's not twenty two years so but this to. stop them guys and it's not easy to or to play
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against. of course. the problem with the young guys but i'm sure. we find somewhere time will only tell of goal of its predictions come true but for the moment russia's loss is kazakhstan's game and the future of the sport in this central asian nation is looking very bright indeed richard r.t. . week twenty one of the russian football premier league ended on monday and now it's time to take a look at the standings that zinni to st petersburg are still possible at the summit with a four point question and two games in hand in front of the nearest rivals or been . very much in contention for the title isolated. i would always c.b.d. and also i have two matches in reserve rostov and sparks even on points i will have to continue accumulating them in order to stay on course for european football next season now let's see what's happening at the bottom of the table promoted to the premier league this season c.v.
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is failing to impress and pundits say that the club will most likely return to the first division where there are still nine games left and as you can see the competition in the relegation zone is still pretty tight now its side sake and a look at week twenty one in russian football we've compiled all the goals for your viewing pleasure relax and enjoy. it. makes me feel. may. live.
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