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ah, ah blan policies more chaos, a desperate parents trying to pass the children to american soldiers, hoping to give them a better chance of a new life. the us military reported easy to get to disperse. those last thing is the feel saying it risk being over, run families that last love, one for the complex enough gone. the sound and surviving veterans say they are dismayed by the taliban is rapid resurgence questioning. now whether all of those sacrifices might have been in vain, we speak to the mother for the british soldier. was i'm getting betty, i'm the, i'm trying to do that. a lot of people are out in, you know, was the worst i question that sunday life properly and ah,
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by the very good evening. right. have you with us here on our to the taliban is declared the creation of these law make emery to buff. ganesh, them the same name they use for the country when they were last in power for days on from the taliban. so dramatic return that been fresh seas of chaos. campbell's main airport as people have tried to flee and wednesday, hundreds crowded as berries and fences. young children were passed over people's heads as desperate parents hopes. american gods might accept them and take them to safety. gunfire was coming from taliban checkpoints and sundays. 12 people have been killed and the chaos at the apple with dozens more injured. reports suggest the amenities together to disperse. the crowds who'd massed at the entrance, dozens of people was sitting on ground with their possessions lying around them.
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it's been confirmed. us troops did fall warning shots as quote, a crowd control measured his and verified video that shows asking women at the pleading with a scarf to let them in the medical and says that it has to defend the feel because thousands might over run it and put their forces at risk america, another western countries off prioritizing, getting their own nationals out. first depends on the face and difficulties in getting people back. we don't have the capability to go out and collect of large numbers of people. we're really working hard to get as many people through as possible, and quite frankly, we're not we're, it's obvious. we're not close to where we want to be in terms of getting the numbers through. so we're going to work that 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the u. s. was caught unawares and i think once again, they have failed to analyze what the situation was. it really puts on full display,
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the delusions of the u. s. which after all has been in afghanistan for almost 20 years, consuming, according to some estimates, 2 trillion dollars. this money has not gone to the benefit of the afghan people, obviously. and this whole enterprise has been very bad for the american people as well. many us soldiers have died. the good thing about exposing the delusions of the u. s. empire and the neo conservative to run u. s. foreign policy is that it's going to make them harder to continue. so there needs to be a lot more criticism and exposure of what the reality is versus what are the promises and the, the false estimates by us intelligence officials, campbell ample, still over crowded with people struggling to flee. and while the list of countries
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conducting rescue operations might be longed, the number of people actually managing to leave isn't quite so big would be vacuous . if things have problems. one being that the u. s. doesn't have enough troops to guard the airport or to provide security taliban checkpoints. some countries have security doubts about taking in refugees. they are more preoccupied with the return of their own citizens. the u. s. is evacuated, the largest number of nationals to date and plans to rescue 22000 refugees. by the end of this month, a city k, the authorities that bro back above $300.00 british citizens and over 2000 afghans, germany which was slammed for only taking 7 people on this 1st plan out of cobble is not held almost a 1000 to oliver picks up the story. well, what we've been hearing here in germany from the interior ministers of the 16 states that make up the federal republic is there petitioning holes. the hope of the federal interior minister saying germany needs a new african refugees program, the official message,
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or the message coming from the top of government here and berlin low is that they want to see african refugees housed and looked after in neighboring countries to galveston. countries like a ron pakistan as well. what we've heard from angular merkel though is she says there are lessons that must be learned from what's happened enough on the phone. these are still missing at this point. i can say that we have, nor did she tell goals, and we have to discuss what lessons we have learned from this. well, german evacuation flights are continuing to leave the airport in cobble as of thursday morning, around 900 people had been taken out on those planes, but not before. they'll germany a vacuum 265000 cans of beer and 340 bottles of wine. the current for some criticism for doing math before people were put on those planes. we're also looking at how it's being perceived in the why the european sends a lot of you politicians desperate to avoid a repeat till the 2015 refugee crisis. what we've,
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what we've heard from the likes of a manual mark on the french president, this him saying that his country needs to be protected from those who are seeking refuge. austria has said that camp need to be set up in neighboring countries too off got us down to detain those people who've already previously been expelled from the european union to stop them. essentially, trying to get back in to the you, when it comes to greece, which is one of those countries that is at entry into the european union for refugees and migrants. well, they're saying they're not going to see 2050 repeat itself. very strong words coming out of athens, as they say absolutely no way. is that going to happen there, in fact threatening, they'll send people back to turkey, which is in turn, say no way they can't take any more refugees coming over these particular routes. president, one, they're saying fences and walls will be erected the commission as well. those
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saying refugees need to avoid those routes that had been used since 2015, 16 to get in to the european union. we should avoid irregular routes, dangerous routes that are facilitated by smartness. instead, we should engage in legal, safe ways for people in need of international protection to come to your opinion. well, it's not just those people that have being referred to is illegal or a regular that are having issues at the moment. those that have right says it would be to get out of cobble airport on some of those planes are also at a loss how to do that right now. our colleagues at rp shut german language system service, spoke to one german passport holder, one german citizen who told us his situation. and i just, i'm a german citizen throughout the day i stay in constant contact with the german foreign ministry and the german ambassador to couple. i received an email saying that one can enter germany, only one is a family member of
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a german. my fiance is such a person, but she's not being recognized in the official status. she's a citizen of afghanistan. we hope to leave the country as soon as possible and one of the evacuation charter flights. of course, we're very worried about what's going on. we haven't gone out since the day before yesterday since the taliban set up checkpoints all around the city were also worried that they could find out that i'm a foreigner or that in the future our situation make it worse. if they find out that my fiance is engaged or got married abroad once we arrive safely in germany, will of course have no more reason to fear for our lives. we live in a free and democratic country. that's where i want to return to. that's where i belong. i'm calling on the government and the german foreign ministry to let us finish all the paperwork in germany. we have the originals of all of our documents in our hands. let us finally leave this caliphate. give me my fiance. permission to enter germany unto hunker, who's deputy chairman of the left parliamentary group in the bundle stock says that the german government hasn't been entirely honest about the situation in afghanistan. says a lot of high progress the at the moment. in this situation,
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we have to fear it is a complete disaster. what we are witnessing even and the beginning of this year, the government created to picture in our parliament that there is now a full democratic state enough time there is lively, civil society and all these nato involvement success. all this is, of course, is hypocrisy it's. it's page, it was for 4 years of painted a picture which is not in line with reality, which we can see, you know, i think we should take and bring refugees who are in fear of life. but at the same time,
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i think it's necessary to really talk to the real power in afghanistan, the taliban to go to negotiations to negotiations as well. concerning the refugees and not to break all diplomatic ties. this is gathered in london on wednesday to condemn the u. k government in response to events in afghanistan, they called for those still stuff that to be brought to britain as quickly as possible. and the case for the secretaries facing calls them to resign. after africa, interpreters who work with british soldiers missed being evacuated from cobble because dominant. rob was too busy on holiday to give the green light in san marcia . bob, a car killed an african form, a judge. she fled the country when the telephone 1st came to power and she moved on to the u. k. told us how difficult it was at the time to escape the militants. my
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job was not competent with tanner bond in 1997 in front of me. my she became and my house and gabriel, our front door. so i was hiding in the back door for 56 hours when the list and we decided to we should leave them in 2007 did try to kill me on, on me over in a car before this was done most in my life. when i left my country, my job, my family, the age of 43 is not easy. 3 there thing your rate in your life chief for me and for my feel, women activists and of chemist on a do not change a lot of evidence against the telephone to us than before.
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particularly upsets at the rapid fall of the western bank government and cobble and the resurgence of the taliban. all british veterans and families, he lost loved ones in the conflict. some a question he gets all of those sacrifices might have been in vain and accused the us and governments of butchering the withdraw. we spoke to the mother of fallen british soldier shore binnie who died in a fight with taliban militants in may of 2009. he was aged $22.00 at the time is mother jeanette. benny told us about the emotions that she has been feeling since sunday. a lot of i'm very on the outside with able to do that. they've been able to come in and do what they need to do. a lot of people are asking, you know, was it worth i question not. and since sunday reflect any of the mums and families that have lost loved ones, they have really been able to comprehend best. i know that when my son was told he
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was killed save, and women and children and the men that he was mentioned at the time along with his own me. and i will be for effort grateful to him. and so cried that at the end of his life was given to try meet the country. bear to start the child from being able to rule the neighbor to cause head or anyway, as the light went off down and within 24 hours, they have just walked in and took over. it's just ludicrous to me, need to explain why the fight is true. so rapidly between the key and america, the need to explain why this is, i mean i personally would like an inquiry as to why the women are among the most threatened groups in taliban control. afghan, this done is to take over st ads in cobble showing women's faces have been painted over some local say that women of practically disappeared from the streets with only a very small number. daring to come out. already said
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a chill angel unless to stranded their cobbles, says that he hasn't seen a single woman in his hotel since the taliban to control the like. i live in the hotel and capital citizens and stuff because i can't leave the premises. the 1st thing i witness stopped riding and capital was a horrendous terror. attacking the defense ministry, that was a sign of things to come. the attack was terrible soldiers, taliban fighters that were all blown to pieces. locals have been watching recent events with horror. these are dark days tragedy that's causing a tremendous upheaval. society. don't forget that the taliban is talking about the inevitable creation of an emery of galveston. what does that mean? it means the regime that's more religious than political on top of the religious measures bell introduce more violent ones. and these are the worst. the women which make up of the half of the population will have no basic rights, no freedom of expression. they will be covered from head to toe with just little slits for the eyes. women of very bad are frightened by what could be in store for
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them. they will effectively be turned into slaves. many of them are leading figures activists, many in sport, and using different types of activities. i've been told, for example, bout a female pianist spend 20 years studying to realize the dream of attending the conservatory the taliban and told her no, you won't play any more. the end of her passion. so one time to life, that's what i've been told and that's a drama. what countries are busy getting there are nationals out of afghanistan rushes among them as embassy and cannibal estimates that are up to a 100 russians in the country. laska says that the telephone has guaranteed the safety of all russian plains shows who indicated it's ready to this task on refugees to any 3rd country willing to accept them. while russia's top diplomat is cool for inclusive dialogue, enough kind of stuff. you've seen when the whole of afghan, a storm was engulfed in a civil war. we advocated the need for an urgent transition to dialogue,
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the participation of all the opposing afghan forces. and now when the taliban have in fact taken our inca bolton, we were in favor of a nationwide dialogue that will allow the formation of a representative government, which will then work out agreement on the final settlement of the country with the support of the african. well, the hasty withdrawal, the false is a seen a significant amount of us and nato weapon in equipment ending up in the hands of the taliban. this footage recently emerged on line from cobble showing an abundant headquarters of the international security assistance force and the nato led mission there. and as you can see, stuff seemingly smashed that computers to pieces. they were apparently destroyed to prevent sensitive data from getting into the wrong hands. and in a recent interview with a b c, news president boynton admitted he knew that that would be case and get this done. but he said it was unavoidable. i don't think it could have been handled in a way that there we were going to go back. in hindsight, look,
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but the idea that somehow there's a way to have gotten out without chaos and suing. i don't know how that happens. the decision seems to cause biden back at home, his approval rating sit, and all time low element explains the chaotic scenes and cobble have certainly not been good for the white house. the approval rating of joe biden has now dropped to less than half only 46 percent of americans say they liked the jobs that the new president is doing. now. the events in afghanistan of certainly been a factor because prior to them he was at 53 percent. so a 7 percent drop seems to have resulted. some polls are now showing that joe biden's handling of afghanistan is less popular than george w bush's handling of afghanistan. we now have a situation where a senator bob menendez, representing the u. s. foreign relations committee of the senate. he's coming forward with this statement. the events of recent days have been the culmination of
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a series of mistakes made by republican and democratic administrations over the past 20 years, including the trumpet, ministrations floored negotiations with the taliban. and the biden administration's florida execution of the u. s. withdraw. the committee will seek a full accounting for these shortcomings. now, republicans are being far less forgiving. they say that jo biden's decision to rapidly pull out of afghanistan is harming the united states, discrediting the country, hurting relations with allies. there's been a fire storm of anger from the republican side of the aisle this byron administration. so they plan for every scenario. they told us to day prior that coble. ready cobble was not imminent, he told us less than a month before that this would never happen yesterday. hope president biden would accept responsibility and explain how he would fix the catastrophe in galveston. instead, he blamed his 3 pre disasters and the ab guns with ford. beside our troops for 20
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years thing the pointing won't solve this crisis boaters there should be top to bottom accountability at the pentagon and within the administration for this disaster that this stunning failure has been met with silence from at barton calls into serious question. his ability to carry out his duties as commander in chief, the president's failure to acknowledge his disastrous withdrawl provides no comfort to americans or afghan partners whose lives hang in the balance. now to add insult to injury, there are millions, if not billions of dollars of weapons were talking gun ammunition tanks, helicopters that have simply been abandon. these were weapons that were given to the u. s. trained afghan forces and they seem to have been left behind. and from what jake sullivan, who is the national security advisor to joe biden, says it's pretty unlikely that the taliban is simply going to hand them over at the airport now. nancy pelosi stepped up and defended the president on this point. i
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commend the president for the action that he took. this is what happens when you withdraw you some stuff. some equipment is left there. now joe biden stands by his decision. he says that there would not ever been a good time for the usa to pull out of afghanistan. this would have resulted at any point in which this happened. he says he did the right thing. polls are showing americans are not pleased. there is also some outrage in the international community, not a good day for the white house. the politicians for the blame game of a what's happened in recent days. our sister channel to america put the issue a petabyte. former president george w bush issued a statement on this. he said that he felt, quote, deep sadness at the return to power by the taliban, and called biden's withdraw. these are all quote, he said, a mistake. and unbelievably bad. we really began to lose the war in afghanistan in 2003 when he diverted attention to iraq. and instead of focusing
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on afghanistan, as we got deeper, deeper into iraq, afghanistan became known as the forgotten war. and people were wondering what's going on with that war ended by the way and that allowed taliban to begin to creep back in. and because all resources, all attention was thereby focused on iraq trying to try to nation building and regime change. nation building, which were really, really crappy at the, by the way, and we need to get out of that business all together. and we, we fail. we failed in both countries. now we've got nothing but total disasters in both countries and over $60000000.00 worth of expenditure, not to mentioned the, the treasure of life and limb of countless americans and others that have been lost . and it's just and it's a tragedy. and as, as might just say that there are nato invoked article 5 that you know, and an attack on one member state is an attack on all. so at what point should they
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have returned to their original mission of keeping afghanistan secure? we've seen these heavy handed interventions by the us and nato, and certain european countries like libyan syria. and i've had, you know, disastrous consequences. so, one would hope this might situation f canister might be a wake up call, that you know, these military interventions don't work affectively and cause a lot of hardship and suffering for the population of these countries who have to solve their own internal political problems. most international legal scholars of the war and afghan stamps was illegal because the taliban never directly sent 911 hijackers to bomb the trade center. and there are no legal basis for that war. so the swift advancement made by the taliban is a failure of the afghan forces. i mean is that kind of tone deaf and simply just punting responsibility. the us cannot and should not try to deflect blame for
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what's happened there at the end of the day. we are the ones who invaded that country. we're the ones who over through the government there and replaced it with that with our own. and so when we suddenly decide to leave and everything goes to crap, we're ultimately responsible for that. you cannot, you cannot shock a blame in this situation and ultimately all falls back on the united states of america for the devastation that is being wrought, met country right now. the telephones rapid return was greeted with celebrations in series. it'll province hope. but if you had this near the turkish border, i will go down to well in washington. no, because our region is the base of supposedly modern opposition. the spin back to along by washington exist on of has more. the taliban is back on the offensive. this time on an international scale, but instead of machine guns and bombs, their weapon of choice is p r. including pledges like this to abandon their barbarous ways. but i want to give assurances to all competitors,
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those on the position side as interpreters involved in military actions or those who health and civilian sectors. we have granted them all amnesty. we don't want to take revenge on any one. and those youths who are talented and from the soil, we don't want them to leave never, they are a valuable asset. they must stay in the country, god willing. and according to sherry law, we will that women work and participate in activities. women are the main symbol of our society. we respect them. women who participate in different sectors of society . although according to the sarah law, some are sure it's the same old jihad preaching taliban. for example, extremists in the syrian province of ed lib who've been out celebrating what they see as the victory of their idea, logical twin. 20 years ago, george w bush declared the end of the taliban. but the taliban were patients and carried out their jihad. so men of syria trusting god,
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unify your ranks and hold up the taliban. is your example, sir? and jihad is even handed out suites, as if imagining they themselves had just and to damascus. and in case you forgot who these taliban loving terrorists are. they are the same people, the mainstream media and politicians, hod sold as serious moderate opposition. some of that opposition, so called moderate opposition, needs to be part of a syrian political future after assad. and after the transition transition,
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the moderate opposition in syria is one that if we're ever going to have to have a political transition, we need news for a front, which is an archive to affiliate as absorbed as have other smaller groups have absorbed a number of what we would have previously called the modern opposition situation theory has always been very complex. it was actually back into 2012. i was in a country in the middle east, near syria, speaking to people who were living on the border at the time. you know, nobody really knew anything, especially in the us. americans are generally kept in the dark by our government. we didn't know much, but over there, there were dozens upon dozens of terrorist organizations of care. it's actors that were being funded by the united states being called these people rebels that us with the 40. while edna is a western beacon of hope for regional democracy. cobble is not what way of saying isn't on mitigated disaster. every terrorists around the world and syria and
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iraq and in and in africa, are cheering the defeat of the united states military by a terrorist organization. while the west is now busy warning the world that g hardest movements will draw inspiration from america humiliation. and i've got to stand, it seems not to have noticed that it's supposed moderates in syria, actually the 1st to have done so. okay, the wrap it up for this hours program highlighting developments in afghanistan. appreciate it, company. my colleague, sky taylor, will be here with more for you here in our tea in half an hour the me
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ah, ah ah, ah ah . join me every thursday on the alex silent show and i'll be speaking to guess in the world, the politic sport business. i'm show business, i'll see you then me now we have cigarettes. i just heard that it was a healthy alternative to figure out how do we trust tobacco companies with their
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message that these new products are actually going to reduce? are these are making the tobacco tours? ah, i've been told in afghan it's thousands of us citizens are trying desperately to flee as well as help those nations who a to the us in various ways over the last 20 years. this is a taliban is tiny, its grip on the couple airport checkpoints, the us state department, sending a note to stranded americans in the us cannot guarantee your security not to the airport. but as americans at home watch and anguish making has wasted no time and establishing connections with the taliban, they have already said, is it? we'll see them as an equal to this as a new report from acts as the see. i actually warned to the prime minister of israel regarding doing business with china for what was that warning? why for us even interfering plus social media has no problem in the past,
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justifying their purge a certain accounts on the basis of eliminating hate speech and reducing threat. if the taliban continue to have free reign on many platforms, whereas this outcry for most of the media concerned, they were practically giddy when it president trump was currently ban. steve, it was burg, will join us to gotten our bad news as a laboratory in the u. s has just had a breakthrough and it's research which might actually provide a solution. the energy crisis, which everyone can agree on. i'm sure i know you and this is news use use right here on our to america. we have lots to cover. let's get started. ah, as many as $15000.00 people as gain a stand could be eligible for evacuation to the united states where there are a few details when it comes to just how these americans are african nationals will be taken out.

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