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once, once in the white house, i think biden was also listening to the pentagon high command, which is really the decisive voice here. and there was, they have made the decision that this unwinnable war had to come to an end at some point. the fact that the afghan government collapsed without a fight in the centre, in cobb rule. is it clear indication that this government was nothing other and nothing more than an extension of an american occupation force? in other words, it lack credibility. it lacked, its, its core, its essence. and once it was clear that the pentagon and the by the ministration were leaving this government collapsed. i mean, that says so much again, like some of the others who have commented, this war was unnecessary. the taliban said after the september 11th attacks that they were willing to hand over osama bin lot into a 3rd country and muslim country for trial. they denounce the attack on the twin
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towers, but they wanted evidence from the americans in the bush administration said we don't negotiate with terrorists and launched an invasion of afghanistan. i think they were simply checking a box so they could get on with the real prize which was to invade iraq and then to take out syria and libya, etc, etc. so afghans who had no connection to the september 11th attack have had hundreds of thousands of people killed and have been bomb for 20 years. and at the end of the day, the government put in place by america has no credibility in no capacity. so we're back to where we were october, 6, 2001 the day before the american invasion, while picking up our on the idea of the government. and of course, the afghan forces. what's interesting is that the defense secretary lloyd austin said that afghan forces, how do the advance advantages they've had 20 years of training, martin, ad pool equipment and weaponry. is he shifting the blame to suggest they were cowards for not fighting the taliban?
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well absolutely. i mean, the, the u. s. government knew the situation with the afghan government for the past 10 years when, when obama carried up the surge and sent another 30000 troops to afghan, stand in 2009. and then they came out in 2011. the pentagon intelligence reports then, would have said exactly what they said 6 months ago, which is this is an unwinnable war. and if we were to leave, the government here will collapse. now the us government has decided to leave and they've, on a dime, they've spun and said we're done, we're gone. and again, the government in afghanistan collapse just as the u. s. intelligence and u. s. military knew that it would, but of course nobody wants to take responsibility for a defeat. there's that famous slogan that victory has a 1000 fathers, but defeat is an orphan. so lloyd austin in bite and they want to blame the afghans, the african corrupt puppet government wants to blame the u. s. the fact of the
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matter is the war was illegal. it was unpopular. the afghan people might hate the taliban and they shed their reactionary government. but they also don't want to live under the care of being bomb, being drone being occupied for the last 20 years. and again, by a corrupt government, that was the stand in for america. i mean, now of course, a lot of video just saw a thing of bite and saying, we're not going to see anything that happened like was inside gone, no helicopters hovering above the u. s embassy. lo and behold, that's pretty much exactly what happened on sunday. in kabul. do you think there are any comparisons that? yeah, i mean, it's virtually the same. the o. s was routed from south vietnam at the end of april 975. the u. s. chaotically left saigon and that's exactly what's happening today in afghanistan. and again, when you look at the past, 50 years of american military intervention, one colossal disaster,
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one miscalculation after another, except for like a tax on grenada or panama, these tiny countries, the u. s. can overwhelm every us military intervention has ended up as a catastrophe. and we see the same thing. now of course it's exactly like saigon and it's amazing that anthony blinking can actually go on the sunday morning talk shows as he did this morning. oh no, this isn't anything like saigon when everybody with 2 eyes or even one, i can clearly see that this is exactly the same scenario. i also want to ask you prime minister of the u. k. par johnson has come out and said it looks like that's a new government in kabul. that seems to be a resignation that the taliban will be controlling and leading our kind of dog. do you think that the u. s. is going to recognize the town to find us and just need to ship. well, it's going to be very interesting. i in some ways, wonder whether there's already a in arrangement that's been made with the taliban. you know,
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before september 11th, the united states government was in league with the taliban. they were not condemning the taliban. in fact, taliban officials were coming to texas to meet with oil executives. there's the, you will recall oil pipeline. the united states was perfectly fine with the taliban, even though it deprived girls of the right to go to school and had such reactionary policies. i mean, they're very fine with the saudi monarchy. i mean, these big credit governments are essentially the same politically. the us doesn't really care that much about the form of government. but what it does care about is whether the taliban will do business with the united states. and i think the united states is perfectly ready to recognize the taliban government and recognize the government and to do business with the government. of course that could be upset by some developments, but i think yes, the us will come to embrace the taliban as they did before september 11. while that would be taught me a ton of attendance off to 20,
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however many years to suddenly basically embrace the pass new set out, trying to feet. that was a bryan back, a national corporate of the on the coalition. thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. and program while with president connie's resignation, confirmed and power, now in the hands of militia groups, people said there exploitation on a ton upon lead afghanistan with the thing. and sorry moment here. this is, this is the end of the war. and the longest off the 21st century, so far and 20 years is ending now. and it's ending in victory for the taliban troops. and it's completely defeat for america allied. many of the commandments have fat that they believe in amnesty and they want to integrate those people into africa society. and i think that background has much more development potential now than it has years ago. because finally, there's
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a clear and stable government that could take place and problem now. and so finally, you can see a future for the country that has been devastated by war that has been going on not only for last 20 years, but also for decades before the african government. i think they understood that the taliban did doorstep soft cable. they besieging capital like the old wars, and they know they cannot do much to hold to power. and if prison again, he doesn't leave the country. he will be arrested by by the taliban because they will one day in the few weeks coming or may be the few days. take control of capital and take power in capital. and they will take him as a, as a prisoner, if he doesn't leave the country. or if he doesn't give the, the power to the, to the taliban, it will be a massacre. they are a radical islamist, the radical so it won't change. they want this, they want the law of sherry to be applied in afghanistan. so at the end,
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within the next one or 2 years, they're going to be back at the same place they were 20 years ago. they will rule the country as they did before. i think they will not change much. a fast batch of u. k. troops to faith, god, british nationals and relocate format down st. off arrived in cobble on today. $600.00 soldiers are expected to arrive in total. britain's defense secretary warned that i found san is on the brink of collapse branding the u. s. pull out a mistake and what kind of medicine is clearly have momentum across the country. and i found, astonish, heading towards the civil war protecting to the possible god nation will again become a breeding ground for alca eda. but many out down feel abandoned by that british evacuation effort. walkers who help foreign troops fed reprisals from the taliban. one group of ass down, shoot assistive u. k. forces rallied on the streets of cobble on friday, demanding protection from the british government. with one former interpreter,
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pleading directly with prime minister boris johnson. to get him out. he says he now lives in terra k for many days, and then day on that time i'm staying issue. i cannot go that the jury's any in just for me. you know i, i our energy you gave me and give it to me. you are eligible for the game on that time. i was i do it in my, in the my to be you want to kid from from it's g t e means you my to get really you,
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you have to finish up by then and again. and you must to get the new for of life spring. i got to the rich, you mean, i've been by you that knocked out in the future. you can either you mean yellow in the image or it might not be that in the mean i asking from the west end, you mean to me you are, you want it you, but for that you get or not that just it is a problem. you know, i mean that immigration, we also spoke to another interpreter who are to both partition american full says he's all for main enormous out of fair my family has received threats. in the past some time my sandy home was attacked twice. my father
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has been given warnings and threats many, many times my. my dad's name was called that has lights will be severely at risk because he offered no one but to offer some this against the italian. recently, one of the interpreter, his father was caught in a province, he was beaten very badly. and he was asked to ask his son, who is an interpreter, to come and chase the cause of the taliban in the past year. and so a number of interpreters have been appealed or targeted by the taliban. recently, one of the interpreter who used to be an interpreter for the american special forces was assassinated by the telephone. of course they will be coming off to them . they'll be coming off to their families and those interpreters. so there will be
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but sure there will be 2 americans have gone away versus going away. everybody is running away. who are they leaving behind the interpreters who have served for years and years old enough kind of some tracing briskin benches. however, the you could government instead of saving the lives, bringing them here to live in peace and safety, what they can, they are making excuses and new conditions put in place only to reject their case. it's all i'm hearing from my colleagues is that their cases have been rejected, rejected. there was a number of cases which were told that they were good to go. they were even given. they were sent an email confirming that when they were ready for their flights, they are told now that they can really take to the u. k. i and my brother, both of us would interpreter for the coalition forces. my brother is still enough
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going to the british government is making swamps, accusations, and excuses to withhold. not only my brothers, but many of the interpreters who genuinely need the british governments help and are very high risk. it's frustrating for the people who have served the british forces and currently on a trace. and i think it's a huge is a moral and moral together and to to protect those who have worked alongside them enough canister. i strongly believe that the taliban will hunt down every are going to interpreter who is. so if the british and american forces it will be the african interpreters who will pay the ultimate price. we got and not a society from a former senior brit, pretty self son resolve installed the officer who walked in afghanistan as a security advisor. kevin hardy told us it was clear,
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the situation was coming. 11 problem with the group government employees that they are the will not all wary over telling truth to power. and of course, because the politicians had no real plan and they got blocked about a number of generals maintain, the mentor of we are doing this. they wouldn't listen to the majors left and colonels can become armed as on the ground or blue collar worker. lisa by slightly higher. what do i know? i may have been in the houses of police, but i know nothing about subsequent. the things the west, but the rest of the world were not prepared to deal with the issues of trying to impose a corrupt government on a country where many of the people did not support the government and then more cultured. now understanding the subtleties of the tribes that got installed. yes, you can bomb and you can fix taliban leadership or the insurgency or i as sky.
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but you will not stop the night. so i'm coming back into the villages and towns contains have been evacuating nationals in a panic. here you can see frightened creation struggling to who have the rock sacks, bags and suitcases packed with all the belongings to board military helicopters, cobble port of the states have also been suspending that diplomatic missions, denmark nowhere temporarily shutting down vast shad compound germany and finland, replacing that facilities as well, fighting the deteriorating situation. the telephone says it won't stop foreigners leaving the country or russia says this mission is not on the threatened house, nor tons to shops. whilst goes foreign ministry, as it will work with the transition government, which is a process, it is long advocated, which is a power vacuum, a significant of course, there's gunfire in the city armed looters. we know about the smell of burning. the
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important thing is that the taliban, as they themselves promise, are interested in a peaceful transition of power. they guarantee the safety of foreign embassy, including our embassy. we have significantly reinforced our security in advance. now there are no threats to our diplomats. our property will continue our work here in a calm and normal manner. a member of the russian federation council is worried that are referred to and telephone will now try to spread its influence through former soviet countries. their reports to the taliban on negotiated with authorities and most likely on the surrender of the city and the transfer of power to the taliban. who's to blame the usa? they brought in troops 20 years ago, supposedly trained an army that's losing ground, that a fight under being abandoned. now, if they are trying to attract the world community, then let them call the un security council and let them decide how to stop what's happening. and i've got this done because bloodshed may begin, the security council may decide to enforce peace and may even use the troops of
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other powers to restore peace enough ghana, stan, let's compare that to the withdrawal of soviet troops back in 1989. that was an organized pull out. we left nancy buller there who defended. i've got to stand for the movie, had deemed for years. the americans have not yet managed to leave the territory of afghanistan. and this army, which they supposedly prepared, has turned out to be completely demoralized. we can say for sure that it's unlikely that russia will enter a gun is done. and even if there are some peacekeepers, it's unlikely that russia will be part of that. one of the most dangerous things though, is that if the taliban head to the north, where are allies tajikistan and cut a guest on our, we will have to do our duty and protect those states. well, his exclusive footage from the key said to lot apart, it was the last major stronghold taken by the taliban before they reached the capital, the militants claim, the city was taken without a fight. this for now,
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the canadian online shows a ton of setting up a roadblock between lot of odd on cobbled people driving through a reportedly been checked the documents with man without a bid being off if they are. and that's why his experience the video from os johnstone 2nd largest city town hall, which came under taliban control on friday. the group said it's you hundreds of weapons and vehicles as well as large amounts of munition in the city. just yes, plating violence over the year, it took months for the un security council to admit how critical the situation was . even a country, the test, tragically known generations of conflicts. afghanistan is in the throes of yet another k. u optic and desperate chapter. an incredible treasure the for its long suffering people forgot he's done. he's spinning out of control. the foremast gran deputy minister of borders and tribal affairs. first floor it is in the people must
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not unite the piece helped by the international community. situation is changing our by our, in the store to when the new totally want to talk the district. so i've done this on the or was some sort of what is this been sort of national resistance against them. but when the truck here are kind of hard, big cities and also right now to stay strong for the north of august on now it seems the idea is that some sort of peaceful transition and understand what the people are going to sun once it's clear because the public hoping enough that people have done it and is clear for everybody and the, the legitimate to me, to the, of that under of our a pretty inferior try. and i'm going to some about what happened now is the tradition that is not in control of our guns. actually the war was not a gun war. it was approx. you are going to sunday night going to come together in the 1st time in 40 years. and said to be there in high enough of that,
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why day for rush, united states and other countries. and also the region must come to a consensus to establish solar in neutral, inclusive government enough to understand because they trade in a gun just as a heart official will be great for the region in the international community as well. right now, what's important about the blood of the young blood, the gun must be stopped in the transition must go smoothly. and it is, i think, the responsibility of what sites in the people who have gotten themselves to stay home and also to prevent looting. gravity and destruction of intra faction of done is done, which will conduct the son to another after. and i hope that the leaders have started one in the leaders of the government will understand the situation and will think about the people that have done, especially the displace people of
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a gun is done in enough is in, in to stop the blood. she had gone to some people which are waiting for 40 years. the house, tennessee is enough kind of stone, have taken a serious tone. the country's humanitarian situation. already heavily burdened by the current virus pandemic. we had from one chart to walk about the pressure the local population is under. as the conflict has escalated over the past few weeks, we've seen a massive humanitarian disaster playing out. the escalating fighting has led to civilian casualties and large scale civilian displacement across the country. and particularly in the past few weeks, we've seen tens of thousands of people fleeing the fighting to safety. here in cobble, this was also on top of an existing humanitarian disaster in which there was conflict . the ongoing impacts of the 19 panoramic and a drought was announced earlier this year. so half the population, even before the latest escalation and fighting with
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a need monitoring assistance and those needs are even greater right now. do you want? only 400000 civilians have already fled the home this year with a particular spike. since may, most of the displaced reportedly women and children. here to some of the heart wrenching stories for refugees have been displaced from telecom. the telephone killed my son. they took all the belongings from my house and set fire to demons front of me. the punch me in the mouth causing my teeth to fall out. they demanded my son and i told them that he's a school teacher. she recently became a teacher and had not even received his salary yet, had a class has broke out and we were taken hostage in the fighting, went on for about 6 to 7 days. we couldn't go outside to do anything we managed to escape. and now where displaced many asked out asylum seekers want to come to the you, but they are not that welcome who the block now at loggerheads says what to do with migrants and those fleeing violence next door to pull
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a clear x explores while the what happened to europe's open door policy, european union is less what to do with african refugees seeking, assign them. in the letter to the european commission, civil countries insisted they have the right to forcibly deport those whose cases have been rejected. they vote not to deport them, would motivate war refugees? to flee to europe. we would like to highlight the urgent need to perform returns both voluntary and non voluntary to ghana. stan, stopping, return, send the wrong signal, and is likely to motivate even more afghan citizen to leave the home for the e. u. the situation in afghanistan is deterioration. bobby, all, when it comes to the us and nato prepaid, what's called a proof that the end of the month after decades, long war situation is so bad that the netherlands, germany, and france have decided to port the deportation to be for now,
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the situation in afghanistan is likely to change an event for the coming period are so uncertain that i have decided to introduce a more atoria on deputation decisions and departures agrees or stress belgian and denmark standing firm. they want the rejected, assign them because the e u is not really and does not have the capacity to kind of another major migration crisis. why having us, as guns are waiting, make up around tend to fit and asylum seekers. they're the 2nd largest group off the syrians and for a continent still scarred by the migration crisis of 56 years ago. there was a feeling of a who, a feeling of having been they before. and has your opinions worried. they might be on the verge of a fish refugee crisis. those people who are here from a gun is time, they are not my. they're a few g,
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's and asylum seeker. and that is why it is very important to remember at all best in countries have signed humor, right, convention refugee convention. and they are duty bound to has anyone, not only of guns, but syrians are anybody who come to the, to their country? and as far as them, because you are in the country, are any conflict personnel tech to, to their life. so i think then the western countries say, oh, we don't care if a wonder if you just go home or you for them. i think this is a violation of humor. right. and we should do that kind of thing. just to recap, the late on the taliban advanced, the medicine group has seized the presidential palace in the capital couple. after president sharp gone,
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he fled to the country. he confirmed his resignation on facebook page. the medicines now controlled the city besides the airport and will seem to clack, and islamic emerett of afghanistan. here's what's been happening on the streets. officials in a 9 pm cartoon cobble thought somebody in force. throughout the day, people have been fleeing the home from bonding cause in the middle of the road, sparkling huge traffic jump. the medicines now effectively control every major city in the country. following that rapid and decisive offensive, they also in our ports to hold every board opposed to cross f honest on. and the new way to get out of the nation is through the heavily defended port in kabul, which has been sheldon during the date of the us. mission says there are also reports of 2 powerful explosions that took place near the presidential policy under american embassy. we will be keeping cross over news coming in from the country. so come back in just about 3 to 4 minutes. the
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the breaking news in the headlines that telephone says it's the staff, john government buildings and st. tv off the president, please the country and quit for leaving the con in pieces. okay. also panic and couple app for thousands crammed panels in desperate thoughts of flights out of town. a bond closes in u. s. flow is the flag and generally a thought she waits as work because the images of helicopters repeating to desperate stop remedies and of its anxious escapes vietnam less than 3 decades ago . the.

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