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braman 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 mock reports. another day on afghanistan's southern battlefront and more casualties despite official claims that the war's being won two thousand and eleven is lining up to be the deadliest yet for u.s. forces fighting to tame the decade long taliban insurgency but things to improve medical capabilities casualties who would have perished in previous conflicts are surviving by these two soldiers one patrol in a vehicle when a roadside bomb exploded beneath them it took less than half an hour for a medical crew to pick them up by helicopter and deliver them to the trauma ward at kandahar airfield one of the country's busiest their injuries are bad but not extreme meaning we will most likely stay on base until they've recovered more severe cases such as if you teams are flown to germany for treatment all right you guys with. this facility 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 with nowhere else to go for help nine year old wally was shot in the head by a stray bullet earlier this year when u.s. marines going to a firefight with the taliban his village in helmand province the bullet shattered part of his skull and would have killed him if not for emergency surgery in six months dr min park says he's 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 miche that will restore his appearance so i started to work. at it but it was going on. also gratifying to make a difference specially this. well that is very likely not ready for surgery to guard state. michelle. in the recovery ward well his father going to says that
while he sure it was a u.s. marine with his son he's grateful for the first class treatment he has recently which either but i'm just happy that he's ok the shooting was a mistake so he's forgiven accident or not the enduring insurgency suggests that no amount of good will can compensate for civilian casualties that continue to climb each month in a war that grinds on to some workload in kandahar afghanistan for two. as the war drags on with fewer results it's becoming increasingly tough to justify america's investment in the conflict according to a. muslim chaplain at north carolina's duke university it is really a horrible and depressing. it is really it was in a painful to witness the bleeding wound of time in society as a result of one war and destruction after another and it is it is you know unfortunately after all these efforts and all this money and all these struggles at
the heart of it a little the international community and 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 as former chief of staff of the u.s. secretary of the 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 just necessarily mean those who are taking it there 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 a blatant overwhelming comprehensive way because that just adds to the enemy list
that they have to fight they are 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 identify as 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 artie's military analyst explores why the u.s. despite its tremendous military superiority is struggling to contain the afghan insurgency . to do it on their actual. target. the. u.s. . mission to bring peace and stability to to. have
. there's heavy police presence on patrol in new york as the occupy wall street movement gains against bank green movement against a banker and 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 new york's mayor how strongly criticized the swelling on arrest 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 an archivist archy's anastasio churkin a discovered it's a far more organized set of. these are anarchists these are the people that you know. accused of being anarchist and disorganized the occupy wall street encampment is 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 in the organization the way that it's being done but at the same time. every part seems to be handled by someone in the medical area staffed by volunteers provides on the spot assistance a comfort area supply sweaters and blankets to keep demonstrators warm as the season gets chilly or while the donated sleeping bags pile up as the number of protesters grows bigger we just took the chinatown most of you from richmond virginia. to kitchen providing a traditional american breakfast bread bagels and peanut butter and jelly plant groups are used to filter water here we have breakfast at seven thirty in the morning people don't know breakfast food grade cereal so we have lunch and we have 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 protests for already three weeks videos film
during class. but police are posted online from these laptops you've got people coming in 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 to get it out get the message out of what's happening as quick as possible life feeds of the protests are being followed by supporters across the u.s. and the world 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 date with the occupation developments is day twenty one of occupy wall street zero chance of rain the number of arrests to date at over eight hundred and thirty four. a library area let's protesters relax and educate themselves what literature fitting most tastes fiction nonfiction magazines you have a kid section we got c.d.'s we had d.v.d.'s
a guy documentaries occupy wall street prides itself in being a peaceful grassroots democratic movement without leaders there are just different decisions made by different groups if there's a if there is to be some decision that's going to supposedly speak on bart on behalf of everyone here but now we need to happen at the 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 with the situation a party. has more than just a citizen standoff against the big banks some of the wall street campaigners accuse news outlets there of 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 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 the bring you know but
needle. which alenia defined fascism is a collaboration of corporation and government welcome to america guys the difference is is that you know did they allow people to acquire material possessions therefore they don't believe that their slaves to a system i think in regard to what's going on right now i mean people and get people losing homes the mortgage crisis whatever you want to call it it's all just corruption it's just you know a big immediate teacher potentially and it's all political corruption erna not 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 say as a topic happens on our twitter stream is there a party underscore com and r t underscore america one of reporter lucy cough and i'll just read she says the protesters are concerned that major political groups are trying to take over capitalize on the movement you can also find footage of what's happening on our genes you tube channel coming up in
a few minutes here on our t.v. . i mean thirty five percent of i while they're down by one percent of the population 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 the. street they have. a decent chance to choose to use it to get thanks to the status of the human experiment it's. seen this many people's. lives be trying to make sense of really clear to me and it's all changed things as financial temples. these are the real thing to me to put
in to kids and you don't want to be seen trade imbalances recess. close to see you so close. to fail sleep late again sealevel i think is a us crash. scene. this is the i.m.f. . just programs increase the total economy. economy explained through rap coming your way on our t.v. at 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 a renewed assault on the town with heavy tank and a rocket fire but there is still heavy resistance on the streets from those well be ousted leader despite reports claiming thousands of people have left sirte many more remain meeting there's a high risk of civilian casualties and an audio message supposedly from gadhafi
himself that was a call for libyans to rise and resist the interim leaders british based activists and journalists who can't shandon 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 that 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 cannot for libya but they want to conduct now in syria i think china and russia have admitted that they were fooled over the resolution one thousand seventy three on one libya and they're not going to be fooled again there's no sign whatsoever that nato is going to leave nato as will intervene even. if the faction amongst the rebels continues to do this that the relationship continues to worsen and it's very clear that for the west and for mates so their men on the ground it's 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 it 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 country out states. that god promised them this milind belongs to us. we'll if they are still going to be thinking. gold chosen people will not believe that god is asia look at the stand is this for you guys and this guy is as for you. this is the.
first of my. 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 it caused confidence in financial to slump and those with large savings were encouraged to move their cash elsewhere in 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 r.t. 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 hallie putting more money into the economy actually increasing that inflation is supposed to be 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 seventy five billion pounds into the economy is actually a distraction from what the u.k. government needs which is a very aggressive and radical growth strategy one that i think you 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 all we do that every single bank is culpable because if they get into trouble look times although my own i'm one of the key things that the u.k. government is struggling with is how do we allow what bank to go through the wall when to fail without actually describing 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 that if you crash in the time when the government would come to the right so it's a grim warning put in the as you would wish to have only just a toy doctor about your state of health i think it is a welcome warning. it seems there are a few countries as scaping public anger at the prospect 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. i'm here at. this week let's talk about pat i think what we're really protesting is you know the failure of the system to respond to you know a kind of higher calling for you know our country you know we can be subjected to.
you know one percent of the one percent those are 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 but it just the united states or is it a global issue it's a global issue but the united states says at the center of all of the most important issues right now that we're going to hear from spain to repeat that spain we have people for life. and one of the he's a values all of us are doing. i mean thirty five percent of our wealth 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 do you think that's going to happen through movements like this you know we're now as badly as 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 riot and burn their old
cities down as soon as that happens within a year there were all kinds of government programs to help people out because they got people really afraid that was going to spread all over the country we're trying to make sure that doesn't happen by having a peaceful revolution of some justice and some some enforcement of the regulations we already have on the books that would be a good start keeping that's going to happen. i have to believe so yeah i have to be i believe so how is this going to achieve that. 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 but i think i think there's a large amount of discontent with what's going on in this country and i think that this is it makes it so people can identify me like no other people are feeling this way as well so i mean it and this is the point i think that this is this is going to draw attention it's also going to draw people in whether or not you agree with their math but the bottom line is these people are getting the word and.
it's not only in the u.s. where there is fist shaking out the financial fallout thousands of these marge who is capital protesting against education cuts they threw painted players at banks and tried to block railway lines but were eventually dispersed by police demonstrators say the event marks the new wave of what's being called autumn which last year saw several thousand clash with police italy recently signed off forty five billion euros of cuts to tackle its debt. printing 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 crash it's one of three major road accidents in china claiming fifty six lives on the last day of the week long. 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 pakistan's of blasphemy law 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 the vote today the part it's played is getting more recognition yet washington and is a lot about who rarely see eye to eye with political job pushing relations to a new low artie's military analyst explores what it might take to guarantee pakistan's support. this is the commanding height that dominates this sweeping view was the area of kabul the afghan capital. right behind me of the reason bad three weeks ago was under the twenty hour siege by the ha going to network right after nine eleven the united states government made to 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 had 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 a middle finger behind their back the cia could and should have saved the day by activating their formidable human intelligence network in afghanistan to conduct a clown dan stein body snatching mission and to bring osama bin laden to justice by they just blew it looking back at operation enduring freedom the question is not
what went wrong with this mission the question is what's preventing that w. bush administration to step back and look at all other vailable options 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 struck the united states. time to delve deeper into the world's biggest country and take in more of russia close up. we're in the pens are region six hundred kilometers southeast of moscow relatively small region but one that punches above its weight culturally the market stamped on
the area with grand states that have inspired some of russia's greatest writers including the amount of but as you were overawed never explained some of the places that have roused writers passions in the past face shaky future a tale of two states that how many a modest country see that. survives in farming and small scale manufacturing that happened to be the childhood home one of russia's most legendary figures mikhail detriment of the child prodigy the fiery tempered soldier. and finally a great romantic poet the novelist he died in a jewel at the age of twenty seven while little of his work was composed there amount of it's buried in the family morsel. the government has recognized the historical significance of this place where just so lucky for the past few years we have been allowed to flourish. now two hundred people look after
the estate as in the nineteenth century but it has become the main employer for jason villages. direct descendants of the serbs who worked here dress up as this is for their job. some get to play the heiress across for the benefit of tourists as the numbers are growing there's no need for this state to turn a profit. family maybe as good a state as when the poet himself was living there are other ground houses in the area which are just as important architecturally but which are not getting the same care funding. one of russia's grand palaces well not anymore in its heyday in the nineteenth century reckon it was a self-sufficient cultural center for the benefit of one man the diamond prince alexander correction and soviet times it served as a warehouse and
a home for dementia sufferers before falling into disrepair need of the government nor any private investors will put in the millions of dollars needed to rebuild it . now whether to stay on the one hand you can turn all of these the states into museums 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 have yet the villages of cracking are decided to fight there never trouble going from house to house to collect donations underlying entirely in volunteers they have vowed to restore the state building by building starting with a cemetery chapel but again we mean we're not professional restorers we have little money for materials we only do what we can but we do not want to be thought of savages who do not understand where we live we want to honor our ancestors could. they face a daunting task but if they don't for a bill that no one else will. you go faulty then the region.
it was created to serve public interests to inform and to entertain. these days there's nothing easier than opening a new media outlet but there is nothing harder than revoking its license in case of corruption on. one just the. san antonio ways in trouble. the problem you can involve in a community where you have one large corporation controlling the daily newspaper the radio stations television stations the cable outlet you told me that that sounds like democracy public opinion versus f.c.c. broadcast blues on archie.
a report. eleven thirty am in moscow these iraqi headlines 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. the occupy wall street movement builds nationwide and despite being dismissed as an artist of proving to be organized and in for the long haul. a dozen leading british lenders see their credit score dropped after the u.k. government said don't bank on us if you got into trouble again. russian literature is full of legendary names known worldwide artie's al gore and how today's writers can make their way onto the world book shelves stay with us.