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the afghan war marathon runs into its second decade with an escalating insurgency and spiraling civilian casualties leaving the coalition struggling for a winning strategy. i could not a wall street movement building nationwide and despite being dismissed as an artist they're proving to be organized and in for the long haul. doesn't leading british lenders see their credit score cut after the u.k. government says don't bank on us if you get trouble again.
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eleven am in moscow why not try as i could to have you with us here on r t our top story the afghan war is now in its second decade but its original goals of crushing al qaeda and bringing the taliban to its knees is no closer to completion amid an escalating nationwide insurgency this year is already shaping up to be the deadliest in the conflict not only for coalition forces but for afghan civilians as well as jason reports. another day on afghanistan southern battle for more casualties despite official claims that the war's being won two thousand and eleven is lighting up to be the deadliest yet for u.s. forces fighting to take the decade long taliban insurgency but thanks to improved medical treatment bill and these casualties would have perished in previous conflicts the surviving these two soldiers one patrol in a vehicle when a roadside bomb exploded beneath them it took less than half an hour for a medivac crew to pick them up by helicopter and deliver them to the trauma ward of kandahar airfield one of the country's busiest their injuries are bad but not
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extreme and we will most likely stay on base and so they've recovered more severe cases such as it continues or flown to germany for treatment right you guys without and this is still it was built to save critically injured american troops fresh from the front lines but doctors here also treat afghan civilians caught in the war's crossfire but well where else to go for help nine year old wiley was shot in the head by a stray bullet earlier this year when u.s. marines got into a firefight with the taliban his village in helmand province the boy's shattered part of his skull and would have killed him if not for emergency surgery in six months dr many parts is used treated more than a fair share of afghan bystanders mostly gunshot and bomb blast victims in this follow up operation he and his team are reconstructing the boy's forehead with a titanium mesh that will restore his appearance so i started to work. i could do that with this one i. also got a five to make
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a difference and that this is. all that now very likely got even more serious guard states initial. in the recovery ward well his father at home says that while he's sure it was a u.s. marine will admit his son is grateful for the first class treatment of his recent which i don't know what's out there i'm just happy that he's ok this shooting. mystique so that he's given. the enduring insurgency suggests that no amount of good will can compensate for civilian casualties that continue to climb each month in a war the groans of juice and workload and killed or for. as the war drags on with your results is becoming increasingly tough to justify america's investment in the conflict according to a. muslim chaplain at north carolina's university it is really a horrible and depressing but it is really it wasn't painful to witness the
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bleeding wound of a hardened society as a result of one war and destruction as there another and it is it is really unfortunate after all these efforts and all this money and all these struggles holiday to little international community local afghan government has achieved afghanistan today after ten years of us being there i think in many ways it is worse off not better off. one of the major outcomes of the u.s. led operation in afghanistan is a dramatic increase in the country's drug production is the undisputed leader in narcotics producing ninety three percent of the world's opiates and as former chief of staff of the u.s. secretary of state chief of staff to the u.s. secretary of state tells us u.s. forces are doing close to little close to nothing to tackle it fearing more resistance who benefits from this is who benefits from it in mexico and colombia and other places it's people who are heavily invested in the drug trade and i don't
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just necessarily mean those who are taking it clear is a connection and that connection is very simple it is that the troops don't want to attack those people who are raising drugs not even blatant overwhelming comprehensive way because that just adds to the enemy list that they have to fight clear fighting all manner of taliban now different groups of taliban they're fighting people who are just pashtun and want them out of the country who may have been a five taliban they don't want to add to that enemies list all the people who are raising drugs in afghanistan and making a profit from that and about ten minutes or he's a military analyst explores why the u.s. despite its tremendous military superiority is struggling to contain the afghan insurgency. to its american. target. is to. seal the city. to whisper.
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the mission to bring peace and stability to the world. to believe they have to. there is heavy police presence on patrol in new york as the occupy wall street movement gains against bank green movement against a bank greed enters its fourth week and gets a deeper foothold across the u.s. the sentiment has already spread to the country's other major cities including boston chicago los angeles and washington york's mayor how strongly criticized the swelling on the rest against the power of wall street saying if the banks fail more people will lose their jobs protests have already cost the city about two million dollars while most brushoff demonstrators as anarchists archy's anastasio discovered it's a far more organized setup. these are. people with you know. accused of being an artist and disorganized the occupy wall street encampment is
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far from chaotic it is set up like a small village broken up into themed sections better organized than i thought it would be. they really have it set up so that there isn't a clear leader. organization the way that it's being done but at the same. every part seems to be handled by someone a medical area staffed by volunteers provides on the spot the system's a comfort area supply sweaters and blankets to keep demonstrators warm as the season gets chilly or while they don't need it sleeping bags pile up as the number of protesters grows bigger for district attorneys are most of you from richmond virginia. kitchen providing a traditional american breakfast bread bagels and peanut butter and jelly plant foods are used to filter water here we have breakfast at seven thirty in the morning people don't work for students grade cereal we have lunch. we have
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snacks continually continually throughout the day these are dinner at seven thirty the media center has been broadcasting a live stream from day one of the protest for already three weeks videos film during. clashes with police are posted online from these laptops you got people company running in here i mean panicky you know adrenaline rush with cameras i got footage i got footage you know processing footage getting it online and simultaneously having people tweet you know on facebook when our social media using social media and to get it out get the message out of what's happening as quick as possible like feeds of the protests are being followed by supporters across the u.s. and the world of the viewership really goes up as you keep a steady content you know provision information is also spread in more traditional ways the status board helps protesters keep up to keep the occupation developments is to try to one up occupy wall street zero chance of rain the number of arrests to date at over eight hundred thirty for. a library area let's put testers relax and
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educate themselves with literature eating meals tastes fiction nonfiction magazines you know kid section we got c.d.'s we had these a guy once documentaries occupy wall street prides itself in being a peaceful grassroots democratic movement without leaders there are just different decisions made by different groups is that if there is to be some decision that's going to supposedly speak on bart on behalf of everyone here that now we need to happen at evening general assembly and we need to be consensus on by everyone here all of the many cooks in this kitchen are here to cook up one thing a revolution of change in america to say situ archie you know. as more than just a citizen stand up against the big banks some of the wall street campaigners accuse news outlets they are peddling a view of the u.s. that bears little resemblance to the reality they say is live by millions of americans people are standing up against corporations that actually run the media i
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mean it just goes to show we don't live in a democracy i mean the fact is if you have no freedom of press you know i mean there is no democracy there and i was i was so you know to bring you know but. silly me a defined fascism is a collaboration of corporation and government welcome to america guys the difference is you know they be allowed people to acquire material possessions therefore they don't believe that their slaves to a system that could give regard to what's going on right now i mean people and dead people losing homes the mortgage crisis whatever you want to call it it's all just corruption it's just you know the big media keep your particularly in this old political corruption earn about corruption like economic travesty or whatever but the fact is it's about greed it goes no further than that and people need to just kind of see it enough is enough. our correspondents in new york are keeping across the ongoing protests in lower manhattan you can follow what they see as a hot topic on our twitter stream is there a party underscore calm and are to underscore america one of the reporters who seek
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power and i'll just read she says the protesters are concerned that major political groups are trying to take over half of the lives of the movement you can also find footage of what's happening on our genes you tube channel coming up in a few minutes prior to. i mean thirty first that are well they're down by one percent of the population and if you're going to be that wealthy you should have to pay a tax to be that while they. as the voices of discontent grow on wall street or he tries to get to the bottom of what the movement is actually fighting for plus. a very warm welcome to you this is your news today protesters on wall street. essentially split your chance to choose to use it to get the status of the huge
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experiments. we've seen this piece in which he just goes to sleep since the economy and his song team seems assigned to. these are the real thing to me so you don't think that it's in hmong kids and he wants to be seems way to balance is even close to collapse again so close. to fail switchblade sink in sea level i think if the us crash. scene. just isn't the sportspeople just programs increase that to an economist. economy explained through rap coming your way on r t eight twenty am g.m.t. . libya's interim government forces claim they have taken control of most absurd one of the final strongholds of the deposed colonel qadhafi this after renewed
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assault on the town with heavy tank and a rocket fire but there is still heavy resistance on the streets from those loyal be ousted leader despite reports claiming thousands of people have left sirte anymore i'm a meeting with a high risk of civilian casualties an audio message supposedly from gadhafi himself that was a call to libyans to rise and resist the interim leaders british based activists and journalists chimed in the says we can't expect western powers to leave libya any time soon. from the part of the global south africa in particular this is being an absolute disaster and civilians are clearly targeted there and i think when now china in this last few days china and russia have vetoed the u.n. resolution which is a similar program by nato which they can buy from libya that they want to conduct now in syria i think china and russia have admitted that they were fooled over the resolution one hundred seventy three on one libya and they're not going to be fooled again there's no sign whatsoever that makes was going to leave nato as will
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intervene even. if the factional amongst the rebels continues to do this is the relationship continues to worsen and it's very clear that for the west information so there are many on the ground these people like jabril and so the battle is far from over. and the clock is ticking for a decision on palestine's bid for u.n. membership and president abbas is using it to rally support for every can currently lobbying international groups and friends back home times already running running out for palestinians who say they're being squeezed out of their cities by jewish settlers as are two reports later. we hear it because our patch outs that. god promised them this milind belongs to. will if they are still going to be thinking the. gold chosen people will believe
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that god is real state asia the kids that is this for you guys and this guy is as we. know this is the. first of my band. british banks have been dealt another body blow twelve of them have had their credit scores cut by rating agency moody's leading firms including lloyds and r.b.s. were downgraded after indications the british government is now less inclined to bail them out again if they get into trouble and cause confidence in financials to slump and those with large savings were encouraged to move their cash elsewhere in
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case of a collapse the bank of england also sees more trouble on the horizon popping seventy five billion pounds into britain's teetering economy but one leading british economist tells arche injecting more cash could cause more harm. we already have inflation of around about five percent in the united kingdom which compared to recent years is is highly putting more money into the economy actually increasing that inflation exposed to the bank of england's central key toss to actually keep inflation under control two and a half percent or less my concern is that quantitative easing throwing another suddenly falling billion pounds into the economy is actually a distraction from the u.k. government needs which is a very aggressive and radical strategies one that i think they lack at the moment what we've got to get away from in the united kingdom and actually right across the western world more generally is this idea that every single bank he's culpable for because if they get into trouble the times will quote all the mines and one of the
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key things that the u.k. government is struggling with is how do we allow what i need to go for the war once a file without actually destroying the wider economy and i think that these. sort of actually reflect the fact that we are beginning to move away from what was a hopeless and helpless situation in which basically every bank you really crashed in the time when the government would come to the right so it's a grim warning but in the same lie as you would wish to have an only statoil from your doctor about your state of health i think it is a welcome warning. it seems there are a few countries as scaping public anger out across spec of more pain to pay for national debt so let's go back to the streets of new york to find out whether occupy wall street campaigners think they'll win their fight against the bankers. and here i keep my wall street this week let's talk about that i think what we're
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really protesting is this isn't a response. kind of higher calling for you know our country you know we can't be subjected to. you know one percent of the one percent the real bad guys you know who make over five million dollars a year for doing that well i do feel that the country is in a very serious serious situation where he just the united states or is it a global issue it's a global issue but the united states says that the center of of all of the most important issues right now that we're going to hear from spain. the piece of spain where we have people for life i just don't want to he's it really is. i mean thirty five point that. i want it on by one percent of the population if you're going to be that wealthy you should have to pay a tax to be that wealthy it's only fair you think that's going to happen through
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movements like this you know who knows that we're out here trying during the sixty's there were riots in newark and l.a. because of poverty inequality racism etc i mean people rioting in their old cities down as soon as that happened within a year there were all kinds of government programs to help people out because they got people really afraid i was going to spread all over the country we're trying to make sure that doesn't happen by having a peaceful revolution some justice and some some enforcement of the regulations we already have on the books that would be a good start getting up going to happen. yeah i believe so how is this going to bat. well this is just like the genesis of a bigger movements it's been going on for a couple weeks and every day gets larger and larger so i think eventually it'll bring results i think there's a large amount of discontent with what's going on in this country and i think that this is so people can identify me like no other people are feeling this way as well
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so i mean it and the sense of a rallying point i think that this is this is going to draw. it's also going to draw people in whether or not you agree with their map the bottom line is these people are getting their way and. it's not only in the u.s. where there is fist shaking out the financial fallout thousands of these march who is protesting against education cuts they threw paint and players at banks and tried to block railway lines that were eventually dispersed by police demonstrators say the event marks the new wave of what's being called with last year saw several thousand plus with police in italy recently signed off forty five billion euros of cuts to tackle its debt. going to other world news a speeding bus and car collided in china leaving at least thirty five dead nineteen injured most of the victims thought to be college students coming home from national holidays many were thrown from the vehicle as it flipped over after the
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crash it's one of three major road accidents in china claiming fifty six lives on the last day of the week long holiday. hundreds of radical muslims protested across pakistan against a death sentence being given to the killer of oakland job gov one of the officials old guard shot him dead earlier this year because of the marks on the grass of the wall in the south and his lawyer is appealing the settings emphasising death penalties have been rarely carried out in pakistan in recent years. pakistan's role in securing a coalition victory in afghanistan has been overlooked as though today the part it's played is getting more recognition yet washington is a lot of god rarely see eye to eye with political job pushing relations to a new low or his military analyst explores what it might take to guarantee pakistan's support. this is the commanding height bit dominates the sweeping view of. the area of kabul the afghan capital. right behind me the reason
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that three weeks ago was under the twenty hour siege by the high going to network right after nine eleven the united states government made that fateful decision to authorize their military invasion into ever again a state their mission was called operation enduring freedom ten years later it still goes on we've no end in sight let's take a closer look at what went wrong we have the global war on terror first after al qaeda central re deployed to the pashtun tribal belt along the afghan pakistani border the state department filed a request with pakistan for cooperation against osama bin ladden grand slam about brazenly ignored the diplomatic request from washington d.c. with the middle finger behind their back the cia could and should have saved the
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day by activating their formidable human intelligence network in afghanistan to conduct a clone best time body snatching mission and to bring osama bin laden to justice but they just blew it looking back at operation enduring freedom the question is not what went wrong with this mission is what's preventing that w. bush administration just step back and look at all other entail a pull off since at their disposal and for starters to make sure that pakistan. will be treated as a reliable ally of the united states not after but before the nine eleven did strike the united states. time to delve deeper into the world's biggest country and take in more of russia close up.
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were in the pens a region six hundred kilometers southeast of moscow a relatively small region but one that punches above its weight culturally the mark is stamped on the area with grand his states that have inspired some of russia's greatest writers including mikhail letterman's of but as you were overawed never explained some of the places that have roused writers passions in the past face shaky. a tale of two states. a modest country see that in sorest times survived on farming and small scale manufacturing that happened to be the childhood home one of russia's most legendary figures mikhail the elements of a child prodigy a fiery tempered soldier womanizer and finally a great romantic poet the novelist he died and at the age of twenty seven while little of his work was composed here they're meant to as varied in
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a family more silly. the government has recognised the historical significance of this place where it just so lucky for the past few years we have been allowed to flourish. but now two hundred people look after the estate as in the nineteenth century but it has become the main employer for jason pillages . direct descendants of the serbs who worked here dressed up as the council says what a job. some get a place to arest across for the benefit of tourists as the numbers are growing grows no need for this state to turn a profit. the level of family as good a state as one the poet himself was living. in the area just as important architects. care funding. one of russia's grand palaces
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well not anymore in its heyday in the nineteenth century reckon it was a self-sufficient cultural center for the benefit of the diamond prince alexander could walk in and soviet times and serve as a warehouse and a home for dementia sufferers before falling into disrepair needed a government nor any private investors and the millions of dollars needed to rebuild it. now so that on the one hand you can turn all of these estates into me. is eons and the lifestyle they supported has gone on the other if the situation continues as it is they will simply disappear and that is a fact i think you know yet the villages of crack america have decided to five inevitable going from house to house to collect donations and relying entirely in volunteers to restore a state building by building starting with a cemetery chapel but i mean you know we're not professional restorers we have little money for materials we only do what we can with them do not want to be
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thought of savages who do not understand where we live we want to honor our ancestors. they face a daunting task but if they don't for a bill that no one else will. either i've never thought of the region. coming up our team spot right looks at how russia's modern writers can try to earn a place alongside the likes of tolstoy and austria.
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it was created to serve public interests to inform and to entertain. and these days there's nothing easier than opening a new media outlets but there is nothing harder then revoking its license in case of corruption and when she was from. the san antonio ways and drama. rama. you can involved in a community where you have one large corporation controlling the daily newspaper radio stations television stations the cable outlets you told me that that sounds like the moccasins of the public opinion versus f.c.c. broadcast blues marching.
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