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i a soldier's mother who was petrified her son would be deployed he never was and she counts her self lucky but the fear caught up with her and inspired this series of paintings her reflections on those who have returned wounded physically or emotionally reflections that clash with the mindset that human suffering should be the price you have to pay for a cause in washington i'm going to check out hundreds of protesters in belfast throwing bricks and bottles of police in a fourth consecutive night of protests over a decision to fly the british flag on city hall only on designated days northern ireland has been witnessing lawless violence for more than two months now and in the midfield he says that the protests come from a lack of consistent opposition in the local parliament what we're seeing here is in northern ireland as a result of the peace process we have a government in which everyone who was elected to the parliament is part of that government that leaves no spheres for parliamentary opposition and so when
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something like this happens that is seen by certain mostly working class suddenly in lower middle class communities too is being provocative there is no political way of actually expressing your opposition so to some extent we're seeing just how difficult it is to manage a popular protest in a situation where there is no option to change the government so to speak because the government includes everyone who ever gets elected. just remind you there's always more donte don't call me including the justice of mistrust according to stoney a close amount of charges of hiring an assassin to kill his business partner because the man who reported it was not in a study and citizen. and is the most expensive in the world sold for a record one point eight million dollars discover who bagged the precious catch dot com.
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it's going to. eat. to well known americans the former governor of new mexico bill richardson and google chief eric schmidt have flown into north korea a visit has drawn criticism from washington which is looking to penalize pyongyang after its recent rocket tests the monitor german newspaper claims north korea has been inviting german economists to the secretive country to pave the way for foreign investment one of the western sanctions on pyongyang of the main stumbling block in front of economic development so says dr frank he's from the university of vienna. to the big problem is actually not willingness to receive investors it
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is the reluctance of western investors to actually go to north korea a lot less that environment is not the cure although the state has been trying a lot still be to have reports of investors who have difficulties with the red tape and also changing attitude of the government you know about investors especially chinese investors who have left the country and frustration the biggest problem i think for us the west is all over western. actions this is easy actually it's almost impossible not to. use actually if you do not career because almost anything is dual use the procedures or checking where you are not while exactions are very complicated very costly. there's also a great deal of insecurity about what the actual rules are and my freshman is that this is giving away western investors in particular big ones in bahrain the highest
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appeals court there is uphill long jail sentences for thirteen activists who were put behind bars for taking part in massive demonstrations in favor of greater rights really more like a vanity put down the protests with the help of troops from neighboring arab states all the sixty people being killed and thousands jailed the last two years of measurement protests. in iraq for protestors have been wounded by security forces and took part in a rally against the ship prime minister nouri al maliki troops fired into the air to disperse the crowd several thousand people have demonstrated in a number of sunni strongholds in recent weeks threatening the fragile balance between religious groups in the country. fire fighters in northern china managed to put out a massive fire that engulfed a shopping mall to three and a half hours for the blaze to sweep through an area of almost ten thousand square meters and it's still unclear what started the fun some officials appointed to welding work being carried out at the site. i thousands of people are taking to the
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streets in sri lanka protesting against the government's attempt to impeach the country's first female chief justice but it's a day an appeals court quashed a conviction that follows friday's decision by the supreme court which ruled the process against her as constitutional was a move which sparked accusations parliament was using unlawful procedures last month the government said the chief was guilty of unexplained wealth and abusing her power. not to bring us up to date for the moment all news coverage continues with me in the news team and little on the whole phenomenon before that many former taliban captive jerry van dyke shares his view on nato his involvement in the country ahead of the u.s. withdrawal in twenty forty. join me on a journey to the heart of the kremlin to a place is hidden from the tourists you're going to meet some real crime insiders
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although they may not be the usual newsmakers you see on t.v. .
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the government no longer represents the brave. the people or going to take the term . economy or at least in the traditional look into the long lead. the way our economic system currently is not going to. look at.
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least. more news today violence is once again flared up look in these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. trying to look for a shelter over the lead. eleven years ago america began its war on terror and today in afghanistan a us war continues to be waged by current guest has a very unique perspective on what has happened and continues to take place there
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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 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 neither 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 qaida now people ask why are we still there how many al qaeda are there under president bush in the early part of the obama administration we heard the numbers fifty there may be fifty al qaeda left in afghanistan are we there because
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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 it could stand you could stand to have the largest untapped oil and natural gas reserves in the world if you talk to the afghans you talk to the taliban you'll say oh that's why the united states wants to stay here people say it's because we want to surround iran 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 nor 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
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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 good question very interesting question when i was a newspaper reporter in afghanistan 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
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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. chechens 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 become because of their ties to al qaeda and because the twenty four seven news cycle they have become far more international but deep down in their hearts they are 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
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viewers but for them the pashtoon are afghanistan and they were at war before we came 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 hostile forty five things by the taliban what was that experience like. frightening. thing.
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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 they are 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 said. and why did they let you go after forty five i still don't know
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the answer 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 arm they said congratulations on escaping death i dare say 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 two min 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 where the taliban in touch with the government did the government of pakistan know i was there did the government of pakistan in intervene and
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ultimately save me. did jalali the in the whole county 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
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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
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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 county network ormal omar or goldman hekmatyar 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 started this interview by asking about afghanistan but i want to wrap it up by asking you about something you said that
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because you recently said that you believe that your lesson and its allies are fighting a proxy war against. only come together but that is at all without a doubt that that could create an even more dangerous time 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 practically 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 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
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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 as 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. once belong 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 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
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very easy to enter but it's very hard to leave we're not leaving by two thousand and fourteen we'll still be there and we'll leave it right there thank you very much for your time.
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