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this is our. top stories for you today. cross the better for the mineral rich countries. the chief of staff of the russian armed forces says the clamshell. group the big. focus on global security and cooperation on. the middle east quartet trying to bring forward the peace process between israel and the palestinians. next
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a former u.s. presidential advisor speaks about dangerous times from the past and gives us his take on the modern day war on terror. has 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 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 afghanistan to sustain our global supremacy nowhere in afghanistan before because of nine eleven. nine eleven
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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 was to a degree more important than quote some start at muslims and that you don't regret it do you stand by that statement now yes although that version of so-called
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interview was not really an interview the interviewer was an extensive interview which was supposed to be translated and sent to me is never was and then excerpts from it to a sort of amalgamated and published but basically the facts in it they're correct the united states decided to provide surreptitiously covertly funding to the i've got a resistance when it became clear 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 kind of reconciliation but it's now underway in eurasia but more importantly to
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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 was 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 it was numbers eighty five to about one hundred twenty million people would have been dead in the united states and in the soviet union. there's just no comparison between that and
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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. back 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 the way it used to have guns they killed close to a million guns they drove about forty five million afghans out of their country so the process of consolidation the rehabilitation of i understand was bombed to be
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prolonged and the west unfortunately. roughly ten years after the attacks started and then the soviets left did very little to rehabilitate afghanistan the taliban phenomenon i wrote was several years after the soviet union departed. the taliban it was not involved in fighting. against the soviets to drive out the foreigners from other towns the capitalize on the opportunity to develop in afghanistan after the end of the war when it was largely ignored by everyone else to weapons you know the afghans tradition of being armed individually the weapons are provided mostly very simple weapons mostly and there are a few exceptions the kind most guys could handle without difficulty so you don't believe that the funding of the dean led to the formation of the taliban today no and if i look look look what the osama bin laden himself said. some of them
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describe the reasons why he engaged in terrorism against the west and the fact that tony but i don't so it was not. international terrorism that the taliban was involved in imposing on them getting their start in medieval concept of suicide. 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 did you think that that would provoke the so far i have no way of knowing but i was assuming they would go in there because they were going in you know it was evident
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there was an escalation of soviet involvement. and by the time the funding started the soviet union was already involved militarily with guns there and i get back to this this idea from your book that eurasia is the spirit important test player if you well for. the united states you also mention in your book that you're a just us the 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 difficultly it's the states of arbitrary rule now what 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 that the soviet union is no longer around so the americans saw that competition which in many ways was largely over.
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control of your regime is finished we also now have a much more important participant in this sort of distribution of power across your asia and 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. 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 see an accommodation developing still timidly but developing between russia and the united states and that's an important development we have a significant relationship with china. european union japan and others are becoming
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involved so i think it's a much more. so to speak balanced and potentially more stable and certainly that's 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 circle to sprawl been totally unless the more extremist parties on both sides. i don't. think i would ever come into it on both you know people who are against the settlement so at some stage maybe not right away but at some stage. the sort of
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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 we read it and dissipate so precisely a specific historical event but in some fashion if there isn't a case we don't know this everyone above 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 is to be a lasting one but in present circumstances for the negotiations to begin by the
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most moderate. client participants on both sides make sense i'm wondering if we could also now switch to iran since that's been a very big topic now for actually decades. iran has seen 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 u.s. 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 boy would a possible war in iran if it is launch of the threat and america's. standing in europe asia i think 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
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i don't think it's in the interest of the international community dr brzezinski thank you so much thank you for your greatly appreciate it nice to talk to you and i so talk to you as well. her. new. book on the return of. this history still keeps its secrets but now it's time to reveal the truth in the
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. join us for our technology update on our g. top stories tonight moscow plays host to scientific top brass to prevent a battle for the arctic splinter riches the countries involved came to get their share of what's considered to be a quarter of the world's. russia has decided not to sell its defense missile systems to a chief of staff russian armed forces says the plan was shelved because of the latest u.n. sanctions on. his hard talks at the u.n. millennium summit grip the big apple russia would need to focus on global security and cooperation on the side of the fence meanwhile the middle east quartet tried to bring forth a peace process between israel and the palestinians. to forty five mostly. sport therefore i draw believe shocks of a car in tonight's football. in the russian cup the nama with all their stars are
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hosting the tyneside of boulder this evening and they were given an early scared by the minister putting up some fight i can tell you well the details just after this . hello there thanks for watching the sporting this is what is coming up over the next few minutes. replacing the quarter finals of the russian cup. the collapse of confidence safety. to host the commonwealth games. trading places russian tennis star to help kazakhstan become a new force on the court. for the football there where teams are playing for a place in the quarter final of the russian up and that game involving the monkey but this tide of a second half gets underway a vulgar that took
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a surprise. before got an equaliser just before the break three other games the premiership sides take on the opposition nothing could separate as. it went down to penalties one next step for them to form a top flight side. with double their even. go. so you know in the southern russian. in that one. carling cup on tuesday the clash of the andre. travis talking for one that matches try to win the afternoon time. open the school. for him before he could be christ like an offside position anyway rather lopsided at the time followed austin pushed hard for a winner but. were awarded two penalties within four minutes it's an international
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step that. first. and then the second i take it you know the so. completed us and i think it's been a wipe. there is this that i much prefer now over now they scored from the spot real madrid spring when i've spaniel that is first of the season to help produce i top of the table in the second half both sides had a player sent off in two minutes and there are now like ten provided with twenty minutes to go arjun times are one finishing off his past half a life shot at the striker also right his tally of the season and in the dying misstating benz and i can play to the cranial driving up the spine all the way down to nine men by this step i tell it's news now where russia had been drawn against sweden in the first round of next year's davis cup while newcomers kazakstan will play the czech republic in there right now at the cuz it's made the top tier of
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men's tennis following victory over switzerland last week but with a bit of help from russia which of ample fleet has this report. does it stand as a country and we are its young capital astana though some a world full of us 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 from the current state of tennis for speed was hardly taken seriously in the country up until three years ago but the central asian nation is certainly making up for lost time we have been across the country in every major city we have built in any centers for first of all for young children and also for professionals but for the good quality. a second for the professional tennis is developing. one of the of this project this of course davis cup and fed cup games kazakhstan qualify for the top
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tier of men's tennis for the first time in its history following a five nil demolition job of switzerland which is enough to tell them into the davis cup world group and even happen which coach the likes of monaco to cover and is now. working with a cousin team says these results can only be beneficial and it helps of course because. tennis will be more well known to town this country they will look now they will look to the results of the players and i think that's very very important for classic sound to be in the world. and the success doesn't end there you know sort of a sheet of us established herself as one of the top players on the women's doubles scene winning back to back grand slams and wimbledon and the us open in two thousand and ten but it because of tennis federation hardly existed forty years ago it was a country able to make such rapid strides beyond sort of simple russia since two thousand and eight the country's been inviting players from the northern neighbor to play for them and they've been quite
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a few takers this seems to be bothering the russian davis and fed cup captain share meals out of the ship. i don't have 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 tennis players or as they've managed to get extra funding from the kinds of federation which helps them to develop there were problems in russia as we were unable to give them the peninsula they needed because we have so many good players . russian tennis on the winning 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 doing comics are usually both approaching thirty so the golden generation of the new millennium is coming to an end over a hundred dollar bill is one of kazakhstan's brightest stars space should have few problems but i think somebody is coming for some young guys i hope for them so. yeah russia has a good team to reno said don't include me on that if maybe it's not twenty two
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years old but they're still its top them guys and it's not visit to play against but of course. the problem with the young guys but i'm sure. we'll find somewhere time will only turn of globes 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 both lead r.t. are still narcotics. interesting stuff that is growing doubt over indies ability to host the commonwealth games after a bridge collapse near the main stadium in delhi at least twenty three people were injured when it fell down on cheese day while a phone seemingly at the weightlifting arena caved in on wednesday a delhi is due to host the games from october the third but several countries have concerns over safety and the quality of the athletes village which isn't finished high profile athletes have withdrawn include one hundred meter world record holder at the same bolt and its training discus world champion dani samuels' who explained
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her decision. for every year now i've been solely focused on winning a gold medal at the calm of games new delhi for myself my family my team and of course from. however has reached the point now where i cannot justify competing in india as i believe there are too many attention has its to my health my wellbeing and my life all of which are not willing to jeopardize. the denver broncos have been paying tribute to teammate ken mckinley who committed suicide the twenty three year old's body was found by friends on monday police say he shot himself we can lee was a fifth round draft choice and other south carolina last year broncos players have decided to leave his locker in place for the remainder of the season in his memory there also be a moment of silence before sunday's game against indianapolis. i know it's tough any time you lose a guy like him though especially young you know we just love for the community no
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support his family his support his players know together we'll get through everything well i guess it is a tough moment to lose a family member yet alone a teammate like kenny yet very sad it is almost time to go but not before you've had a chance to watch all the net busting action from the russian premier league game in twenty one has finished in some style tell you his goal was goal. liz. liz makes me feel a. list
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