tv [untitled] September 16, 2012 6:30pm-7:00pm EDT
today violence is once again flared up. these are the images seen from the streets of canada. today. muslims continue to vent their theory over a movie filmed in america mocking the prophet muhammad as violent protests across the world for the week violence has left at least a dozen people dead. while washington asks what happened to the arab spring its diplomatic efforts so far failed to salvage work building bridges with islamic states. and spain and portugal once again hit with the demonstrations as
populations there and interference from brussels as one point five million people. calling for independence from spain. u.s. sanctions against iran proof of the few tiles iranian oil exports hit more than a million barrels a day while several nations dependent on iranian crude are again exempt from the measures. speak with jerry van dyke a man held captive by the taliban for forty five days to get his personal view on the reasons behind the military occupation in that country. 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 and 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 dyke as i mentioned the war on terror began some eleven eaters 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 the 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 long 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 that i. tell. you no one's ever asked me that very question very interesting question when i was a newspaper reporter enough ghana 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 are they seeing 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 arabs gyptian zx saudis chechens specs those from western china and even some from europe so it is a different entity entirely it is strictly it's interested in international jihad but the taliban have become because of their ties to al-qaeda and because of the 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 are 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. 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 while the tribal codes take precedence over islam they deep down there 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 survive it. and why did they let you go after forty five things i still don't know the answer don't i think it's i'm trying to find out i get many i hear i
get many what did they say to you once they were unlocking the chains from your arm base congratulations on escaping death i daresay this i will that about a year ago i got a call from someone a foreigner european and 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 intervene and ultimately save me. did to load in the hook on
a network. that we are at war with. and with which i lived in the 1980'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 colony 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 come 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 attack you have to have the information on the ground what does that information come from and 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 had we not been able to kill the leader of the country network ormal omar or go beneath 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 or 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 started this interview by asking about afghanistan but i want to wrap it up by asking you about something you said that because you recently said that you believe that your lesson and its allies are
fighting a proxy war against. home with time to go 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 rackley right is pakistan our ally or is it our enemy now the taliban and you take something like former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff admiral mike mullen who said the economy network is an arm of the pakistani i.s.i. back as a 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 taliban so we are supplying money to the very people that are providing this money to the taliban to attack u.s.
forces why 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. war that one started out of the 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 jerry van dyke thank you very much for your time. i'm in sochi the only city in europe i'm the host of the twenty fourteen winter the pick a. seat. thank you. sir . thank you. this. is a. common. see it's so true.
muslims continue to vent fury over a movie filmed in the us mocking the prophet muhammad is violent protests across the globe for almost a week violence has left at least a dozen dead. while washington asked what happened to the arab spring and the diplomatic efforts so far failed to salvage years of work building bridges with the muslim states. spain and portugal are getting hit with a sturdy demonstrations as the people there demand an end to interference from brussels and this has wanted to have a million mark in the streets of barcelona calling for catalonia is independence from spain. and u.s.
sanctions against tehran proved fruitless as iranian oil exports hit more than a million barrels a day while several nations dependent on iranian crude are again exempt from the measure. sports up next stay with us. thanks for joining us this is sports today let's have a look what's making your headlines this hour. on home ice and surrogate gone char become the first n.h.l. all stars to return to russia as the n.h.l. officially locked itself odd. some grow for you venters and italy legend alessandro dealt piero touches down in sydney to begin his stint as the country's highest paid footballer. hero it's been a weekend trim ember for sure like in the. car as he wins three major global.
in the same. list to call for the russian premier league football have ensured they will end the weekend second in the table the army man taking care of a lunch in sunday's opening fixture it wasn't until after the break the host on the net the japanese dangerman case suki one day with all the time in the world to pick his spot half a dozen minutes into the second period. after a c.s. good talk would follow but a waltz until five minutes from time not they finally put the time to bed again finding himself all alone in the box to turn home made it moves as also to know how it ended up the second one allowed me to stay in the bottom of the stuff. while the goals came thick and fast as their way up to third spot in the table to saving side getting off the mark in the very first minutes i'll take shutoff firing home after the opening of the contest joe carlos would double the fun just minutes
later before some you were at the man in yellow. with only fourteen minutes on the side with exchange strikes either side of the break before the running is needed for two with a well taken volley fifty. two minutes in but captain answer wasn't finished quite yet the cameroonian leaving a final score and a five two and fearlessly headed over the rushing russian goalkeeper so on the third with the number three. i overrating in tottenham have won their first game of the premier league season under his charges seeing off reading in sunday school e.p.l. fixture a dominant spurs side deservedly taking the lead eighteen minutes in germany in the foot with a player a single r and then it's pulled by bale would then double advantage nineteen minutes from the end before the full came this break shortly afterwards so after
four games told them their first victory which is more than usually promoted reading help of the royals remain second from bottom without a fixture. the biggest signing in australian football history has arrived on on their two thousand and six world cup winner alex some of the del piero greeted by local crowds us he prepares to begin his tenure with sydney f.c. the legendary forward on his wife reminded all former soon as he arrived signing autographs on is it will be fantasy plenty of pressure on the thirty seven year old to perform as well with a two year deal see him earn two point one million u.s. dollars per annum contract means he's the highest paid player across the street is for sure. codes rugby union rugby league australian rules football. league. russian n.h.l. or german are free to play ice hockey in their home country or indeed anywhere else for that matter the north american league on able to come up with a new labor agreement this weekend resulting in its second work stoppage since two
thousand and five two russian n.h.l. stars have in fact already returned to their roots although with the fence puncher a gig on charge pittsburgh forward you can train with their former coach. during negotiations here now officially reunited on the ice putting pen to paper with. squad on a year long deal soon as the lockout went into effect on saturday evening the previous n.h.l. lockout wiped out the entire two thousand and four five season. reading. meanwhile we're in for quite an eye opener at the hands of truck tour legs nor ox men going down for want to show you for their second loss in the past half a dozen games check it better in the yard the willis chewing he's still got plenty left in the time the thirty four year old scoring the first and last call of the game truck door have now i won the first two or gains this already staged in the heat chelsea's and while lucky t.v. or slava were unable to overcome up lunt home former n.h.l.
star an equaliser a day of claiming the glory with a winning strike late in the third. on the moto g.p. circuit jorge lorenzo points back in the ultimate way to win his second straight son marino grand prix the twenty ten world champion lost his pole position in dramatic fashion in qualifying but recovered with a dominant performance when it mattered abraham's bike problems first saw the wrists restarted on short to twenty seven months paul said or done it because it was also pushed to the back of the grid due to a technical issue and then crashed out without even finishing the overall year lorenzo taking full advantage of his mean rival schools with valentino rossi finishing second through all of our zero zero to start joining them on the podium in third place. a terrible tragedy in the world of rugby with one of the sport's rising stars dying while trying to save his father over the weekend. nevin spence his brother and father drowning in the slurry time
accident the twenty two year old two family members believed to have been overcome by toxic fumes after falling into the pit at their family farm outside northern ireland spencer sr also fell into the slurry pit but survived the accident the up and coming center on wing routes to prominence playing for he had eleven caps for ardent under twenty squad three for the irish senior reserves team. to cricket where the twenty twenty world cup gets underway this week in sri lanka having recently lost top spot in the test rankings to south africa england headed by captain to have broad will be keen to reassert their dominance in t twenty the south africans also happen to be the top ranked t twenty side in our world but are still seeking their first major i.c.c. tournaments victory their captain a.b. de villiers admits in the past pressure me have got to his side. i'm going to be very honest with you i'm going to put out this straight up front we have church in the past and we know about that if you if that's the richie looking for
it's a simple as that we've had some really bad experiences in the past but are locked in for source of us past we come in with a whole new look in the team we've worked really hard with all new management team which is given us a lot of energy and a lot of new ideas so we will approach just two of them and differently we would like to win the pressure situations we are going to do exactly that and like i said we prepared and really excited to get on to that field meanwhile it was a busy night for kumar sang a car at the annual i.c.c. awards ceremony of the sri lankan winning three awards including the people's choice voted for by the public the batsman who knocked almost fifteen hundred runs in the past twelve months was also named test cricketer of the year and won the overall prize as i.c.c. cricketer of twenty twelve. finally children from iran europe were given a basketball coaching master class by n.b.a. stars in moscow this weekend the youngsters are some of the most talented from across the continent richard van port fleet discovered big out an experience
they'll never forget. well without borders has been helping the development of the sport in europe for over a decade even though even took place in moscow children from over twenty countries took part the youngsters selected by the local federations all extremely talented and have the potential to become stars of a future of a camp itself is going from strength to strength what happened was we were shooting a commercial for the united nations the body bags eleven years ago during the balkan wars and actually they had just ended and they said is there no way we can bridge put together a basketball camp and bring all our children together for the six now independent countries and we did it we realized it was so successful that we said ok how about will have the whole continent involved and do community relations projects so far from there there was no shortage of expertise for the kids to learn from and particularly include some of the most goals and i would say shared pool play in the
n.b.a. turned up. brooks and dunn the green trombone way from the u.s. to lend a helping hand meanwhile bryan can only use a thirty five year old bedroom of the dallas mavericks said he was delighted to have the opportunity to give something back to the youngsters i see a lot of myself in them are growing up loving to play basketball or are skilled and then play the game and so it's it's an honor to come here to share my own. past experience in the last twelve years in the n.b.a. and. teach him some of the things that i've learned and next very free day can finish with an all star game to the best youngsters under the age of sixteen from europe because he was heini and green believes that some of these players have the potential to pull him into being b a i know they're enjoying it they like they really pay attention they really work hard for the whole thing they learn something from us already take them and it's amazing to believe that some of the guys maybe
want to have there was one guest who was particularly interested in the proceedings . he was some buster to russia. he's a massive boscobel found himself and so there is two sons i mean we're thrilled that they're here i have two young sons and it was the best event that spa so house ever was when we had all these n.b.a. players or a few nights ago they participated in the camps that they've done here and you know we support. the growth of the n.b.a. around the world it's a damn tast export. event was wonderfully received by both the coaches on the participants and the boscobel what i'm told is training camp continues to rise in stature around the globe and helping youngsters to fill that possible dream has been a fantastic experience for some of the most talented young basketball players around europe to play mr vane's perceived coaching tips from some of them based top songs on a cold spell be wanting to fully investigate stats come play in the n.b.a. one day themselves for me to all see. as all your sports not whether it's