powerful blast and the gunfire have been reported outside a major u.s. outpost in afghanistan the very same background there based on the tram paid a surprise visit to less than 2 weeks ago the news comes as a damning report released shedding light on how top american officials have been routinely distorting the facts and figures on the war in afghanistan in an attempt to convince the public the drawn out war is winnable. and also the french government reveals more details on controversial pension reforms that have sparked mass strikes. while the us president says he's looking forward to more dialogue with russia after meeting with foreign minister sergey lavrov at the white house that visit however for good more speculation about supposed secrets from
moscow it links something. as. might as well. as against russian diplomats in the case with the athletes and for our criminal liability. could even see this is our international. suicide as a detonated a car bomb outside one of the main u.s. military outpost in afghanistan the attack comes not long after donald trump surprise thanksgiving visit to that same base local media reports say the powerful blast hit a medical facility close to the main gate at least 2 people were killed and more than 70 injured according to local sources a shootout quickly followed it's been reported 3 attackers remain at large 3 others have been killed and another captured local t.v. channel says the taliban has claimed responsibility. the u.s.
president visited that base in late november thanksgiving speaking to the military personnel that donald trump strucken up big time. with their help in the devotion everyone. has given here tonight america is winning again we are winning like we have not won in a long time and you know what we are respected like we haven't been respected in a long time america is winning again and america is respected again and respected at the highest level donald trump was saying that he was winning that most american presidents since the american invaded afghanistan says that they are winning but they are not winning in fact because the taliban is controlling half of afghanistan and after 18 years of war with afghanistan and trying to force the taliban from afghanistan the united states has come to the conclusion that they have to negotiate and we negotiate with the taliban the same force that 18 years ago the
invaded afghanistan was the taliban from the country because they were harboring terrorism and they were harboring some of bin laden what the american government says it says because they're taliban are weak that's why they keep sending terrorists every day but the real the real truth is that the taliban are the real forces unfortunately in afghanistan and you have to count on them in order to secure afghanistan. against all this that articles been published in the u.s. press detailing gears deliberate this information by top american officials who've been putting on a brave face despite knowing the truth about the afghan war. hundreds of thousands dead trillions of dollars lost generations traumatized but you know what nothing good comes easy nothing in afghanistan we helped liberate an oppressed people. and we will continue helping them secure their country rebuild their
society and educate all their children boys and girls. all that i set to defeat al qaeda and deny it a chance to rebuild is within reach and we're doing a tremendous job. and as you know a big part of the job is isis certainly the biggest and al qaeda and we. we've got them down very low numbers you didn't need to be nostradamus or clairvoyant to know that someone was telling bull it's just logical fallacy you can't keep fighting the same guys for 20 years and claim the joule winning but then appearances must be kept up it's important that everyone thinks you're winning right up to the moment you admit you lost why well it's obvious no one has the remotest clue we were trying to do here we didn't have the focus notion of what we were
undertaking there is a fundamental gap of understanding of the front end of the stated objectives grew lines in the military and the lack of understanding of the resources necessary and we'd never have known if it hadn't been thousands of secret and classified documents on afghanistan and stuff from the white house from the pentagon the un and the various n.g.o.s well we would have known it's pretty damn obvious that the war is going terribly but who says mouth and all that it is worth considering what the president the deficient said and what they actually believed when i called our troops in action i did so with complete confidence. in their courage and skill and tonight. thanks to them. we are winning the war on terror. and. today we lack metrics to know if we are winning or losing the global war on terror are we capturing killing or deterring
a dissuading more terrorists every day done them addresses on the radical clerics are recruiting training and deploying against us does the us need to fashion a broad integrated plan to stop the next generation of terrorists the us is putting relatively little effort into a long range plan but we are putting a great deal of effort into trying to stop terrorists the cost benefit ratio is against us see when you're in your 2nd term and you started a really messy war that you just realized you can't hope to win there only so many ways to save your own but here's a list of words you should use courage democracy kids schools and hospitals and for the people that don't buy your baloney get a hope in there as well thanks to the courage of these military and civilian personnel a nation that was once a safe haven for al qaeda is now a young democracy where boys and girls are going to school new roads and hospitals are being built and people are looking to the future with new hope also poor in
money into huge infrastructure projects to obligate money that was appropriated to so we could spend it through building infrastructure in ways that have again instant could never sustain or even the use in some cases if you're a nato country taxpayer i honestly don't believe you can comprehend how much of your money was poured into this adventure you 1st need to understand the sheer degree of incompetence that these leaked documents show imagine for example someone's putting together a crew for a bank heist they invite a bunch of people give them a time and place and tell no. one what their rule is no plan so everyone shows up thinking that everyone outs knows what to do and things go as you would expect now is the time to save your own heidi let's add a few more words difficult days human rights confidence success
we will reward good governance work to reduce corruption and support the rights of all afghans men and women alike. there will be difficult days ahead but i am absolutely confident we will succeed you just cannot put those amounts of money into a very fragile state in society and not have if you corruption you just can't a legacy of mass corruption that's putting it lightly what else the jew expects the guys on the ground nay sought disaster they were ported it back to washington washington with its countless departments that now have the courage to stand up and say they screwed up so they put up appearances everyone was doing what made them look best rather than what worked best interesting enough many of the documents were published with the name lessons learned perhaps an effort to extract something
anything of value from this unmitigated disaster but you know as it got a star not long ago and after seeing what i saw there i can tell you all asleep i can guarantee you that while they may have learned their lessons they sure as heck are putting them to use. the french government's pushing ahead with its controversial pension reforms despite huge public hostility resulting in mass protests and strikes earlier today the prime minister formally presented his plans to shoulder devinsky reports from paris. perhaps one of the most controversial elements that was announced today is the fact that the retirement age will increase by 2 years it will go up to 64 while the legal age will remain at 62 if french workers won't to receive a full pension they will have to work those extra 2 years now let's break down some of the detail of how this is going to work the government said today this was
a good phillipe the prime minister that those who were born before 1975 will not be impacted by these changes are told if you were born after 975 in your mid career at the moment they what you'll find is around 70 percent of your pension will be based on the system and 30 percent of the new system and the those who turn 18 in 2022 they will be integrated for the 1st time fully into the new system this is a system whereby the 42 current pensions in france will be amalgamated into one universal payment the prime minister said some of the big winners as a result of this would be women who for the 1st time would receive 100 percent compensation for the time that their own maternity leave would also have points towards their pension from their very 1st child while the 3rd child and he said there would be a guarantee of a 1000 euros a month in pension in retirement for those who had worked a full career let's have
a listen to what else it would fully pacha say so we may disagree on some points but the government's ambition for universal amity is now bishan for social justice there is no hidden agenda we're not looking to penny pinch we don't want to hurt anyone on the contrary we want to protect the poached power of workers and the purchasing power of pension already we're getting some reactions from the unions who seem to be very unhappy with what's been announced by the french prime minister one union seed you know this is the union that is the major union for the s.n.c. . if that's the way we will. say that they are now calling for reinforcement of the strike which is now in its 7th day here we've also heard from police unions who move allies in before that speech by the prime minister this morning saying that they want to halt and not mobilization as a result the suggestion is the unions don't feel that the government is listening
to them and hasn't gone far enough they're all given to all of this is that people will have to work longer and they may receive less attention in the people all of us about this so. last week when there was a national strike some 806000 people took to the streets to let the government know that they didn't want that pensions mess. still stood at 339000 then already calls strikes on tuesday of this week and on tuesday on next week it seems that this announcement by the government detail of what these pension reforms will mean hasn't squirreled the anger the anger that we've seen spilling out into the streets particularly in the protests last week where there were tensions in clashes between the police and the protest is it looks like this strike is fall from. the thinking crowd funded professor of economics told. france's problem a systemic crisis thing because it's actually a fiscal crisis at the start cooling you draw the rules to the master treaty to
prevent the government running this kind of defense that it needs to do for a well functioning economy this is a little crazier notion built into the mastery that government should act like a household trying to save money for running dies when you try that it is at the national level it's simply files all it does is reduced income because there is the end of the individual little you can spend less than you will save money if you have a good level your spending is somebody else's eco should be a temple of the entire society to save money which is built of the ministry actually reduces g.d.p. and leads to this sort of so i would guess this is a manifestation of the sound. the structure of the european union the euro. the issue of wealth inequality in the united kingdom is again in focus after a recent report by parliament revealed that the number of food banks in the country is greater than the number of mcdonald's restaurants there as good tale as mine. i mean i love the slogan of the world's most famous fast food chain but it seems in
the u.k. many can't afford to laugh at figures show there are no more food banks in this country than branches of mcdonald's sun given the fast food chain can be found on pretty much every corner that's an awful lot of food banks for too many people it's becoming harder and harder to keep their heads above water we can't shy away from the changes that would make the real difference to and the need for food banks going hungry and one of the world's richest countries seems almost unbelievable but data shows more people than as rely on food handouts one antipoverty trust distributed a rat court number of food parcels this year up 23 percent from 20 teen even more concerning for many is that always hof of these possibles went to children and out of we're all to pieces by the figure in the brain the numbers in the stories behind the statistics and for many families christmas equals crace s.
when there are 2 places who walk and people are spending longer with theocracy you want to hear where their home but i think for me. utilize the resources that we have to support people experiencing poor people ultimately. or use government. to do this for us it's crucial to demean independent and it political so that we can hit with the challenges that people experience in court to face the u.k. is living through an unprecedented time of political division this week as general election is being billed as the vote of the generation and it's not surprising then that the issue has been seized upon by politicians on the campaign trail and a final bid to swing the vote on approved everybody who gets involved with running food banks mcclure from the people should be dependent on them in the world 6 who just contrary it is a scandal that people are going hungry produce a basic human right. but this is just part of a wider uptake of spiraling inequality in the country the full extent of which was
exposed by a recent report to break it down the u.k.'s 5 richest families are now more wealthy than the poorest 13000000 a 5th of the british population lives in poverty with one in the hof 1000000 of those designated destitute meaning they can't even afford basic essential zz and while that happens the richest one percent continues to accumulate the same wealth as 80 percent of the population says you huge gap between rich and the vast majority of the country is dangerous as you well friends of friends of so few people demonstrate just how broken the economic system is this country has become an equal greater levels of inequality she's been for the tory launch on this terrible levels of poverty the government says it's not holding back on welfare programs like free school meals so the disadvantaged but as the wealth gap continues to widen it's little wonder frustrations are growing moving forward to
the whole of the job nothing other than the challenge of. our young revolving on the streets the wild strongest economies in which the 5 richest families have a combined while for a quick lent to bahrain's annual g.d.p. and yet one in which so many are forced to get out their begging bowls just to put food on the plates. how about government who are committed to. diminish that at the forefront of their main to making way for. the easier for people who are experiencing hardship in this country and really actually an all boys are calling me. jobs that are actually here sustainable then my feet is that we would see the graphical and all. the united nations says that it found no ties between the run and september's drone attacks on saturday all
facilities will bring in full story after the break. you know world of big news a lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell. we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks. seem wrong. to me. to say
proud. because that's ok and in. the trail. when so many worlds apart. just to look for common ground. welcome back the russian delegation headed by the foreign minister sergey lavrov visited washington on tuesday but the irritation of the democrats the u.s. president however seemed quite happy about the visit. just had a very good meeting with foreign minister sergey lavrov and representatives of russia discussed many items including trade iran north korea i never treaty nuclear arms control and election meddling look forward to continuing the dialogue in the
near future versus foreign minister discussions with the u.s. secretary of state the issue of alleged election in meddling was raised but the meeting wasn't all about us russia disagreements as if used on of explains. from the outset it became clear how much room for improvement there is in the relations between russia and the united states one of the cases election meddling the secretary of state might bump a way has been very adamant that any interference is unacceptable by a foreign power to which russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov stressed that all such accusations still exist in the realm of speculation you suggested simply to read the model report we did and in it there is no proof of any collusion so he also has repeatedly said that russia is ready to release full transcripts as to what was said by the russians and by the members of the trump team. we suggested to
our colleagues that in order to dispel all the basis suspicions let us publish this close channel of correspondence starting from october 26th until november 27th so that everything would become very clear to people unfortunately the current administration refused to do so now the. bone of contention between russia and the united states is the i.m.f. or rather the absence of the deal now and has again said that the countries could use the start treaty that had been signed back in 2010 but mike pump a has made it clear what the united states don't like about that deal it was at a time that the weapons systems the threats were very different than they are today too so we believe not only do the conversations need to be broadened to include the chinese communist party or so year that the russian president spoke again about russia's preparedness right now to agree on its extension to leave the tensions in the global community we're prepared to do that even today but it wasn't all
negative about syria afghanistan north korea all those political crises see russia and the united states working together and both countries it seemed did their best both ministers at least did their best to try and move that train forward as much as they could. the u.s. democrats the meeting between russia and america's top diplomats was one more reason to suspect secret links between trump and moscow. trump is meeting with russia's foreign minister in the oval office again i'm very serious invited in i'm always locked out last time they laughed about troops firing of komi today they can celebrate the success of russian propaganda reagan would recognize this g.o.p. . meeting in private this afternoon what conspiracy are they could have today congress congress seems to have been captured by a desire to destroy us russian relations used to splurge and shoot adam schiff describes normal bilateral contacts between countries in particular the reception
of the foreign minister or one country by the president of another country as a triumph of russian diplomacy well he might as well. against russian diplomats following the case with the athletes and call for our criminal liability to me is just absurd. trump in the oval office has found plenty to amuse them from the joint photo.
the u.n. says nothing to link iran to the september drone attacks that targeted to all plants in saudi arabia they facilities belong to saudi aramco a company run by the saudi government the un is still investigating the case at this time it is unable to independently corroborate the cruise missiles and aerial vehicles used in these attacks were raining in origin. after the attack washington his allies were quick to point the finger at iran imposing sanctions on the country which included around the central bank on the trunk called the measures the highest ever imposed on any country however iran denied any involvement and shortly after yemen's rebels claimed responsibility didn't seem to convince the u.s. and its allies. did not the attack did not originate from yemen the attack was launched from the north and was unquestionably sponsored by iran we know precisely
who conducted these attacks was iran i didn't hear anybody in the region who doubted that for a single month there is no evidence that the attacks came from yemen emerging information indicates that responsibility lies with iran we need to deter iran from its malign behavior. writer and commentator believes that those countries involved sanctioned iran should apologize i believe is scandalous actually well united states and other european governments will jump to the conclusion that he was behind that i believe most people will not sanction any around should actually apologize and revise their. position to actually i can then bag will i gave i don't believe that united states well it's a mistake and come out and say i was sorry to hear the united nations which is that very. only going to speak to one dissentient is actually accurate reading about
ordinary people and a lot of people in the course will you employ this kind of sanctions against more than 80000000 people and deprive the country from exporting its all in so it leaves a desire for those people who are the majority in iran so i think that i'm a going to. be people i stay without international back with our latest headlines and more our top stories in just over 30 minutes either.
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when the balance came in 2008 oh there's a lot of money printing going on people said well where's the inflation the government says there's no inflation you know and then a lot of people say was actually health care and education are skyrocketing in value you don't count those and that's why you're misreading inflation and this has been going on for years and new evidence suggests. that we found it we found the missing inflation. greetings and sally you take issue with just 15 shopping days left before christmas democrats in the u.s. house of representatives a push we announced this week that they would be moving ahead with the impeachment
of us president donald trump jerrold nadler democratic representative out of new york made the big announcement with house speaker nancy pelosi at his side they were told the media this. is a serious way to do the. work. he has to be taken. as he should be just as it is the case. in the us. naturally president trump took dues usual twitter bullhorn responding to the impeachment talk saying to impeach a president who has proven through results including producing perhaps the strongest economy in our country's history to have one of the most successful presidencies ever and most importantly who has done nothing wrong is sheer political madness well clearly my friends the impeachment circus is not affected our president's sense of self accomplishment entitlement but while democrats
republicans and their pundit lackeys have been busy lobbing sound by hand grenades at each other these 2 warring factions and u.s. policies politics did find something to agree on this week the military industrial congressional complex as military dot com reports that to the tune of a $738000000000.00 bill house and senate negotiators have reached a deal on a defense policy bill aimed at avoiding a government shutdown creating a space force and getting rid of the so-called widow's tax yes my friends right on the hill. of discovering lie after lie after lie about the longest war in u.s. history through the afghanistan papers your republican and democratic representatives in congress just handed billions more of your tax dollars to the pentagon. and they wonder why we are always watching the hawgs.