powerful blast and gunfire reported outside a major u.s. outpost in afghanistan the very same background. played a surprise visit to less than a fortnight ago. news comes as a damning report is released on how top american officials have been routinely distorting facts and figures on the war in afghanistan in an attempt to convince the public that drawn out war is winnable. former f.b.i. chief sailed the horowitz report into trouble russia pollution is vindication inspector general holder it's self bunks their interpretation saying it's quite the opposite. so many basic and fundamental errors were made by 3 separate him pick investigative teams and one of the most sensitive f.b.i.
investigations. in french government reveals more details on controversial pension reforms that have spawned to mass strikes. either great to have you with us this is r.t. international. a suicide attacker has detonated a car bomb outside base one of the main u.s. military outpost in afghanistan comes not long after donald trump surprise thanksgiving visit to the same base local media reports say the powerful blast hit a medical facility close to the bases main gate at least 2 people were killed and with the 70 injured according to local sources a shootout quickly followed it's being reported 3 of the attackers remain at large 3 others have been killed and another captured a local t.v. channel says that the taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. the
american president visited the base in late november for thanksgiving speaking to the military personnel there struck an upbeat tone. with the help in the devotion everyone. is given here tonight america is winning again we are winning like we have not won in a long time. and you know what we're 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 then out front 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 truth is that the taliban are the real forces unfortunately in afghanistan and you have to count on them in order to secure afghanistan. alongside all of this articles have been published in the u.s. press detailing years of deliberate disinform ation by top american officials who have 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
would 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 all have got to start 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 deficiences 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 than the mid russ's 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 out 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 even the years 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 role 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 did you expect the guys on the ground nay saw disaster they were ported it back to washington washington with its countless departments didn't 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 asli i can guarantee you that while they may have learned their lessons they sure as heck are putting them to use. the french government is pushing ahead with his controversial pension reforms that despite huge public hostility resulting in mass protests and strikes earlier today the prime minister formally presented his plans he has more 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 added phillipe the prime minister that those who were born before 1975 will not be impacted by these changes at all if you were born often 175 in your mid career at the moment the more you'll find is around 70 percent of your pension will be based on the system and 30 percent on the new system and for 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 patched to say that 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 any one man the country we want to protect the poaching power of workers and the purchasing power of pension well 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. . the railway workers here in france say that they are now calling for a reinforcement of the strike which is now in its 7th day here in france we've also heard from police unions who a mover lising before that speech by the prime minister this morning saying that they want to harden not mobilization as
a result the suggestion is the unions don't feel that the government has listened to them and hasn't gone far enough they're all human to all of this is that people will have to work longer and they may receive less pension in the future i mean people off viewers about this so furious in fact 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 their pensions messed with on chuse they still stood at 339000 they already knew calls for strikes on thursday of this week and of tuesday or next week it seems that this announcement by the government detail of what these pension reforms will mean how since quelled 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 protesters it looks like this strike is fall from. steve king crowd funded professor of economics on patron i'm told the rules make france's problem
a systemic crisis. i think because of that it's actually a physical process of the strike caused by the rules that the master treaty that prevent the government running this kind of defense that it needs to do for a well functioning economy this is a little crazy a notion built into the mastery that government should act like a household and try to save money for a rainy days when you try that at the national level it's simply files all it does is reduce income because there is the exit of the individual little you can see if you spend less than you earn it if will save money but the aggregate level you'll spending is somebody else's income so the attempt of the entire society to save money which is built into mastery actually reduces g.d.p. and leads to this sort of this is a manifestation of the sagger of the script of the european union particularly the euro. the issue of wealth inequality in the united kingdom is once again in focus after a recent report paula been revealed the number of food banks in the country is going to the number of mcdonald's restaurants the skids. i mean
the slogan of the world's most famous fast food chain but it seems in the u.k. many can't afford to love it figure so they are now 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 in one of the world's richest countries seems almost unbelievable but data shows more people than rely on food handouts one antipoverty trust distributed a rack or number of food parcels this year up 23 percent from 20 teen even more concerning for many is that always hof of those possibles went to children and part of we are all to pieces by the figure in the brain the numbers in the stories
behind the statistics and for many families christmas he was gracious when there are 2 places who walk and people are spending won't go with the electricity on to hear and wait their home but i think for me. the utilize the resources that we have to support people experiencing poor people ultimately we use government. to do this for us it's crucial to the mean independent and if political show 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 a generation that's unsurprising than 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 mccleary it is wrong that 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 pake of spiraling inequality in the country the full extent of which was exposed by a recent report to break it down the you taste 5 richest families are now more wealthy than the poorest $13000000.00 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 thanks jim val 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 3 long time on this terrible levels of poverty the government says it's not holding back on welfare and 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 but. the challenge of. our 3 year old revolving of machinery the wild strongest economies in which the 5 richest families have a combined while for the quiff lent to bahrain's t t p and yet one in which so many are forced to get out the begging bowls just to put food on the plates don't wish our government are committed to diminished it at the forefront of their main to making way for. 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 their graphical and all. capitol
hill's erupted into bitter arguments as democrats and republicans pick over the findings of a report into the justification of the russia collusion probe so-called horowitz report was released on monday while the democrats and much of the media are claiming vindication the republicans have been quick to seize on the irregularities of the f.b.i.'s investigation what happened here is the system failed people at the highest level of our government took the law in their own hands the report from the inspector general that looked into the investigations of the trump campaign in 2016 has been received on capitol hill differently by different parties democrats seem to see the report as disproving the allegations prank put forward by donald trump the allegations claiming that there was a politically motivated spying effort against him this is democrats the i g.'s
report conclusively refutes these claims this was not a politically motivated investigation there is no deep state republicans however have a very different interpretation of the report would you like trump hate trump don't care about trump you look at this is more than a few irregularities. because if this becomes a few irregularities in america then god help us all. a point of contention has been how the f.b.i. handled the salacious steel dossier now this is a da ca that made allegations against us president donald trump regarding russia and the f.b.i. deemed it not to be credible they looked into the source and gave this information to christopher steele and determined that it was not really a credible allegation but that didn't stop them for applying for pfizer warrants in
order to wiretap members of the trump campaign on the basis of this down cia the f.b.i. even described the source as being truthful and cooperative when trying to obtain the warrants this is what inspector general horowitz had to say about the errors of the f.b.i. we found and as we outlined here are deeply concerned that so many basic and fundamental errors were made by 3 separate hand-picked investigative teams on one of the most sensitive f.b.i. investigations and after the matter had been briefed to the highest levels within the f.b.i. and other reports seems to also indicate that former cia director john brennan may have misled the public when he testified about the role of the steel dossier in obtaining warrants and carrying out the investigation furthermore mccabe and combing f.b.i. officials have argued that they somehow are vindicated by this report they say it shows that the f.b.i. did nothing wrong and that trump's allegations are simply not correct this is the
response from fired f.b.i. director james comey and andrew mccabe do you feel vindicated tonight that this report concludes that you did the right thing. you know as i said i've known all 'd along that we did the right thing not just me but the group of people that i worked with at the f.b.i. the f.b.i. fulfilled his mission protecting the american people and the pulled in the u.s. constitution however what they seem to be saying about how they've been vindicated and how the f.b.i. did nothing wrong doesn't seem to match what's being said by inspector general horowitz james comey said this way. the your report vindicates him is a fierce winter. you know i think the activities we found here don't and vindicate anybody who touched this all the horowitz or for it seems to join many recent reports in washington d.c. that were expected to clarify points of disagreement between trump and his opponents and just like many of these other reports while it was expected to shed
some light and bring some clarity to the issue it's simply up for interpretation with trump's supporters seeing their report one way and traps critics and the democratic party seeing it very differently. the u.n. says it has found nothing to link iran to the september drone attacks which targeted 2 oil plants in saudi arabia that was so this belonged to saudi aramco a company run by the saudi government the u.s. that investigating the case at this time it is unable to independently cooperate with the cruise missiles and the unmanned aerial vehicles used in these attacks are over reigning in origin after the attack washington and its allies were quick to point the finger of blame at iran imposing sanctions on the country which included the runs central bank called the measures the highest ever imposed on any country however iran denied any involvement until day after yemen's who think rebels claimed responsibility but that 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 move and was unquestioned be 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 mom 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. professor of politics at the university of tehran mohammad marandi believes that compromise will be impossible after the u.s. betrayed the 2015 nuclear deal. this fight the fact that they have tens of military bases and that they've given the saudis or they've sold so does the saudis hundreds of billions of dollars of weapons they could not detect this attack and they still don't know where that came from the iranians will not sacrifice anything what the
americans want from iran is for it to give up its sovereignty to give up its independence and that is not something that the iranians are willing to do the iranians have already compromised and they've given concessions in order to reach the nuclear deal the j c p o a and the americans under obama and especially under chom have betrayed the international community and of course the iranians by by not abiding by the agreement and under obama and by tearing the agreement under so since the united states is a unreliable country and it cannot be trusted the only way for some sort of compromise is for the united states to return to the nuclear deal and to implement it it is only then that we can talk about improved relations between the 2 countries existing without international don't forget you can find our reports on
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and welcome to cross were all things considered i'm peter lavelle impeachment mania has dives drawn on both sides of the political divide the i.g. report clearly demonstrates the f.b.i. abused its powers when targeting world the judiciary committee is hell bent on impeachment articles ideological obsession is the name of the game. cross talking impeachment i'm joined by my guest graham elwood in los angeles he's
a regular on the jimmy doris show as well as host of the political. you tube in palm beach we have current turk's she is a t.v. and radio host and in chattanooga we crossed to brian joyce he is the host of the brian joey show aren't cross-like rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate card let me go to you 1st in palm beach i'm going to date myself with my 1st question to everyone here i remember very clearly the watergate hearings i played hooky from school pretended i was sick and i would watch it on a little tiny black and white t.v. watching the hearings peter regino i remember him very carefully and it was world historic and then we all remember bill clinton and certain things like blue dresses and stuff like that and the reason why i bring up those 2 examples because there were facts facts that everyone agreed to facts that were dealt with obstruction and other crimes high crimes and misdemeanors by the way so i was why.