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dyke who spent forty five days in taliban captivity and he discloses what he thinks are the real reasons behind the u.s. military presence in afghanistan to us in just a few moments here in r.t. . eleven years ago america began its war on terror today in afghanistan a u.s. war continues to be waged by current guest has a very unique perspective on what has happened in continues to take place there joining me now to talk more about this topic is journalist and author jerry van dyke mr van dyke wrote a book called captive my time as a prisoner of the taliban thank you for joining our team thank you mr van dyck as i mentioned the war on terror began some eleven years ago and u.s. troops according to president barack obama are expected to fully withdraw by the
end of twenty fourteen is that a sign of victory or defeat in the so-called war on terror i don't think it's a sign of either one i think it's a sign that the u.s. public is tired of this we initially went in for one specific reason and that was to dismantle the government of the taliban and to destroy al qaeda now people ask why are we still there how many are there under president bush in the early part of the obama administration we heard the numbers fifty there maybe fifty left in afghanistan are we there because a fifty fifty al qaeda members know it is morphed into something far larger than that is it because the former soviet union the former what we'll call the stands it was because ten tajikistan because if. you could stand to have the largest untapped oil and natural gas reserves in the world if you talk to the afghans you talk the taliban they'll say oh that's why the united states wants to
stay here people say it's because we want to surround iran we have bases in the gulf we have bases once before in iraq we certainly have them in afghanistan do we want afghanistan and pakistan not to go to war with one another neither the bush administration. no the obama administration has been straight with the american public about that and finally we are responsible along with other nations for creating the very people against whom we are now fighting these were all allies of the united states and its allies during the one nine hundred eighty s. we haven't been straight with the american public why what we have created which evolved in some cases into parts of which evolved into al qaeda and which are we trying to dismantle that can you tell me what the war on terror looks like through the eyes of the taliban. no one's ever asked me that very question very interesting question when i was a newspaper reporter enough can i stand in the one nine hundred eighty s.
new york times when we were tied with some of the members of the taliban today we called them the mujahideen which means holy warriors the taliban told me that we are the sons and the grandsons of the mujahideen when i was captured by the taliban and when i was in prison i had to listen for hours and hours and hours to taliban recruitment tapes and suicide recruitment tapes they talked of or they sing a chant of pashtoon history pashtoon geography pashtoon poetry this is a nationalist movement in their view they are simply trying to free themselves of foreign infidel invaders exactly like their fathers and grandfathers in order to have what they feel is a proper islamic government the taliban have become somewhat different. and that is it's a result of their ties to al qaeda. which is comprised of foreigners primarily.
gyptian zz saadi chechens those specs those from western china and even some from europe so al-qaeda is a different entity entirely it is strictly an interested in international jihad but the taliban have been. because of their ties to al qaeda and because of a twenty four seven news cycle they have become far more international but deep down in their hearts they're interested in one thing and that is an islamic government and a pashtoon islamic government now i don't want to make this too complicated for viewers but for them the pashtoon are afghanistan and they were at war before we came up with what we call the northern alliance the tajiks these are different ethnic groups in the north so this is also an element here there's an ethnic war at play here as much as anything else but deep down more than anything else they want a unified pashtoon land they want an afghanistan that is deeply muslim their
interest ultimately is certainly not to attack the united states but because of their exposure to the international world now they're far more capable of trying to go across to soviet central asia to expand the perhaps into iran yeah that element is there you were how hostage forty five things by the taliban cracked what was that experience like. frightening. thing. what did you learn that you didn't know about. i thought initially i would be killed immediately but what i learned and what surprised me was that even though i was a prisoner. even though i lived in constant fear. that i was also
treated with respect and i was treated as a guest. because and this gets to the heart of your question ultimately. tribal law pashtoon tribal law called question wally tribal codes take precedence over islam that deep down they are pashtoon they are members of tribes more than they are muslims and i think that's one reason why i survived. i'm not sure why i survived. and why did they let you go after forty five things i still don't know the answer jonathan is i'm trying to find out i get many i hear i get many what do they say to you once they were unlocking the chains from your army said congratulations on escaping death i daresay this i will that about a year ago i got a call from someone a foreigner european and he asked me to go down to an apartment in new york to minn
there were questions from pakistan here by the invited by the state department on their way back to pakistan getting ready to catch a flight the very first question they asked me was. who kidnapped you. the taliban. or the government. my jailer said to me not a shot would be fired in afghanistan without the backing of the pakistani government so with the taliban in touch with the government did the government of pakistan know i was there did the government of pakistan in to intervene and ultimately save me. did jalali the in the hook. any network. that we are at war with. and with which i lived in the one nine hundred eighty s. and his name i use constantly to try and save me and who i was trying to get to because i thought by getting to a kani i could find out about al qaeda did he ultimately hold on to that tribal law
and say me i've heard so many different things that's why it's a very murky complicated place in the war is far far different from the way we perceive it in the media speaking of tribes what are u.s. intelligence capabilities among the tribes do you believe that washington has enough knowledge when it comes to the language and cultural experience of the particular reasons in afghanistan that need to be fully understood there was a general flynn i think his name was and this was about two thousand and nine two thousand and ten who was in chief of intelligence under then military general stanley mcchrystal mcchrystal who said and i quote we are flying blind in afghanistan how many pashtun speakers are there when you when you find out in the u.s. intelligence community when you look when you talk to for example interpreters you
find out that there is a huge underground network of interpreters all of whom have to pay bribes before they can work with with the american soldiers who controls these interpreters well i'm not sure that they're going to completely free at all but television can easily infiltrate this is my own experience i don't think that u.s. intelligence capabilities are nearly what they're portrayed to be however. when you get to someplace like pakistan i think it's possibly a bit different we have drones overhead we're constantly under president obama we've ratcheted up the number of drone attacks to those drones and i've been under drones how do they know where to. tac you have to have the information on the ground what does that information come from it comes from working closely in tandem with pakistani military intelligence that they would choose to attack their attack there why after so many years where we have we not been able to kill the leader of
the country network or mullo omar or go by the neck monte are the three leaders of the taliban or why did we have to go in and kill osama bin laden why didn't the pakistani intelligence tell us where these people were maybe they knew and maybe they don't know but i happen to think they absolutely know. but they have we have to have that intelligence on the ground and i think it's far better in pakistan then in afghanistan but it comes because pakistan works closely with these people and they work closely with the united states and who they want to attack they want to allow the united states to attack i say this interview by asking about afghanistan but i want to wrap it up by asking you about something you said about that because you recently said that you believe that your lesson and its allies are fighting a proxy war against. home with the media but that is at all without a doubt that that could create even more dangerous times make clearly and in that area of the world if they still don't know what they're doing in afghanistan can't figure it out rightly right is pakistan our ally or is it our enemy now the taliban
and you take someone like former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff admiral mike mullen who said that kani network is an arm of the pakistani i.s.i. pakistani military intelligence that we the united states have paid at least twelve billion dollars have given a different forms at least twelve billion dollars to the pakistani military since nine eleven but the pakistani military. former admiral mike mullen said every everyone else is backing the tell of it so we are supplying money to the very people that are providing this money to the taliban to attack u.s. forces why. i would pakistan back to tell about what is pakistan's interest in afghanistan no single afghan legislature in the history of afghanistan has accepted the border between afghanistan and pakistan afghanistan was the only nation in the world to vote against pakistan admittance to the united nations in one thousand
nine hundred seventy one single thing the border in one thousand nine hundred three the british when they ruled india created with this called the durand line they do not accept the fact that the land that once belonged to them that the british took away should belong to pakistan and this is deep down at the heart of this particular never ending war in the middle of which the united states and its soldiers continue to die over a war that once started out against al-qaeda which is morphed into something far deeper far more complicated there's an old afghan saying it's gonna stand it's very easy to enter but it's very hard to leave we're not leaving by two thousand and fourteen will still be there and we'll leave it right there thank you very much for your time.
well into the future please technology innovation all the latest developments from russia. if you are a muslims across the globe dance their anger with protests and violence for six days following the release of the made in the u.s. the. washington slams the film and damage control mission while condemnation is also voiced worldwide russia calling on governments to regard people's religious feelings. and tens of thousands protest against austerity measures in spain and portugal as the debt crisis bronze renewed calls of separatism encounter only. those of the top stories of the week time now for a sports update with paul. thank
you very much marina welcome to the sports headlines here is what we've got coming up for you. on the trike lokomotiv moscow in the russian premier league following a one the window of a fellow title hopefuls will be. staying alive the bryan brothers win that doubles rub against spain to keep the usa in with a shout of reaching the two thousand
and twelve davis cup final. before from for the all blacks stay perfect in this season's rugby championship but only after the close of fort wayne over south africa. before following last weekend's victory over spots at moscow city rivals lokomotiv have not yet another noticeable scalp in their quest for the first russian premier league crown in a decade the romancing off rubin one nail in the capital on saturday a tough task turning into an uphill battle for one christian on cell they received
his marching orders towards the end of the frost off from the challenge a set piece would break the deadlock after the break alexander so many corner kicks like foster come on important players in pots and. we treated ourselves into the letter the fifty second minute rule being would press hard after that but to no avail the final school. meanwhile sponsor travelled to combat on the back of
two defeats in a row looking to bounce back to form and it was the muscovites who took the lead in the early minutes with this precise shot from our from an ironman t.d. however just ten minutes later the home side levelled matters are from phil a five hundred from distance rollout one that on the strength of half time combined had the perfect chance to take the lane but abraham was penalty was well saved by andre di can the second period mirrored the first the visitors going ahead for
a second time fifty three minutes in thanks to emanuel and the nikkei but your requests are john's man never gave up on a sex accusing another five long range africa to secure a two all draw a win for spots uk and three now not ideal preparation for choose days visit to barcelona in the champions league. meanwhile on sunday to line your level of victory will move them up to second in the same boat angy entertain krasnodar looking for the third consecutive victory while the now must look to move off the bottom as they travel told off stealth. meanwhile over in the english top flight chelsea remain top despite dropping their first points of the season they drew no mail a queens park rangers manchester united a second after scoring four unanswered second half goal to a hiding to wigan also up to after thrashing rock bottom southampton six one elsewhere champions manchester city were held one one it stopped their wins for a full and aston villa all knowledge and west ham finished goalless meanwhile in
the wake of the hillsborough revelations it will paltry one one at sunderland. very difficult work of course as you can imagine though that. you never think sharon that you're sort of players but you know a bit of all the. relatives so it's been a real emotional week because when you shameful liverpool was part of the contre you know you as a player manager. you showing your agreement. biggish at agreement contract with the supporters an emotional one and that's all a part of the journey of lovable. now moving to tennis and the usa have kept their davis cup semifinal with spain alive following a victory in the doubles rubber on saturday trailing into love after the mike and ball bra in the top round doubles team in the world knew they needed a win to give the usa any chance of reaching november's final and they started brightly in front of
a near sellout fifteen thousand capacity crowd in the home taking the first set six three spain's marcel granollers appeared to pick up an injury and helping play in the second set but he decided to continue playing and from that point onwards the bryan brothers didn't look back seeing out a six three three six seven five seven five when to harvest planes in the away before damage for over john is now in the singles later on sunday seen defending champions reach their full final in five years. the mall argentina have it all to do with their to reach their second successive davis cup final no need of a trial two one heading into the final day of their semifinal with the czech republic and also connecting with our entire manager for martin del potro for sunday's. he's been ruled out with a wrist injury the czech republic seize the initiative on saturday when winning doubles in straight sets thomas credits and radek stepanek defeating eduardo shrunk
and carlos protocol six three six four six three the czechs now one win away from reaching the second final in four years. now to cricket where the twenty twenty world cup gets underway this week in sri lanka england are the defending champions in the shortest formats of the game having recently lost a top spot in the test rankings to south africa captain sure broad working for his side to reassert that dominance in t twenty eight south africa also happened to be the top ranked twenty side in the world but are still looking for their first major i.c.c. tournament victory and their captain a.b. de villiers admits in the past pressure may have got to his side. i'm going to be very honest with you i'm going to put it out there straight up front we have church in the past and we know about that if that's the riches of people it's a simple as that we've had some really bad bad experiences in the past but a logical source of us past we come in with a whole new look in the team we've worked really hard with all the management team
which is giving us a lot of energy and a lot of new ideas so we will approach as tournament differently we would like to win the pressure situations we are going to do exactly that and like i said be prepared and really excited to get on to that field meanwhile it was a busy night for stroll lanka's kumar sangakkara car at the annual i sing sing awards dinner he won three awards including the people's choice for by the public the sri lanka batsman who lost nearly fifteen hundred runs in fourteen tests in the last year was also an ai test cricketer of the sings in and won the overall prizes icing seen cricketer of two thousand and twelve. writes it's an amazing on a i've seen the people who've gone before and i've seen the nominees and the year these guys have had i just sat and watched admired all the all the guys up there and philander faced him twice he got out to twice i reckon in syria and so it's great to be among them and it's a huge honor to win it now
a new zealand have maintained their perfect record after four matches at the rugby championship they were blocks needing to survive a tough home test against a resilient south african side that. traditional happiness in display the world champions on an indoor new zealand israel dad maneuvering around the springboks defense but he will black still i mean he held a slim five freeling the half time explosion bryan habana would give south african rand to draft in the break two thousand and seven world player of the year making it. five for the visitors with bats after its replacement scrumhalf allen smith thought i would answer right back for the home side as the all blacks took advantage of the grayling sending off to close out an hour twenty one eleven with. already champions australia just about managed to edge past tournament boys argentina visiting puma's taking
a six three needed to half time after i one of these tri was over ruled via argentina would also come out with a rule after the break with tom's knee in ali on the last car by a scoring a stunning two tries many minutes the puma's lead nineteen six with twenty three minutes to grab the traffic back pack mccabe and digby ioane make prevented a huge upset helping. a second straight victory twenty three nineteen the final straw on the gold coast. now elsewhere there's an unheralded name at the top of the leaderboard heading into the final round of the italian open golf mulroy the man to catch after carving a six under par sixty six on the cheering greens the thirty four year old south african who's barely holding on to a place in the race to dubai standings was on song throughout while royce at a shot off halfway leader richard bland but now lies a stroke cleared of second place gonzalo fernandez a scot i sprung into fernandez because down i put himself into the reckoning with
hall and then cold day in sixty seven included an eagle and seven birdies but also floored by ways. carol around the record on sunday. and finally turning to emerge a sport now where dani pedrosa has snuck into pole position for sunday's summery grand prix the spaniard making a dramatic late push to edge his main rival and current overall leader hogan iran's like the twenty six year old showing great precision around the. world marcus chanay cheli commemorating rider who died last year last year when a head to drive said edging. told the ruins i buy less than two hundred some second which is why that much lighter stuff from. that is all from the wall to spoil for now but all be back with plenty more in just under two hours time here not say the wild weather is next followed by the headlines with marine so.
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