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[000:00:00;00] the evacuation flights resume it compose main airport and tens of thousands, desperately seek to flee afghan, a stand i want to taliban route for the disastrous withdrawal of us. true. meanwhile, during the chaotic, polite the western coalition, also leaves generous gets to the insurgents, including advanced weaponry from aircraft and vehicles, and even biometric devices for service. our americans claim that they are being refused life saving treatment. if they haven't had a case with vaccine, even if that condition means they can't be inoculated, we put the issue of put it back. why all we actually trying to discriminate against
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bully around those small number of people who chose not to take the boxes. i think everyone should be treated regardless of whether they do or not. and these females to say, discussed it with, you know, don't see why the thing for you as an individual. ah, hello the welcome is just go midnight here. moscow. you watching t international. now the situation has continued to deteriorate in afghan. a stan where the taliban has quickly swept to power across the country after the us patrol and his sled to turbulent seems to compose main airport where tens of thousands of both foreigners and afghans remained stranded as they desperately seek to flee the country. the
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gone far can be heard in the scenes from overnight is the heavily guarded airports with military personnel attempting to contain massive crimes, raj, them, there's. we're also trying to get to the airport rad saturday, but were stopped by both taliban and american guards on friday. evacuation flight did regime after several hours. now while the airport does remain one of the few places, not yet on the taliban control. these images from the city of culture to show the streets controlled by the militant group who are telling low cost to return to their normal lives. they do insist they will maintain their promise of greater tolerance and respect for human rights. and i've also said that they will not seek retribution or avenge elsewhere they, which has emerged showing taliban fighters now enforce checkpoints on key highways . this one in particular, the stretch of the capital to the strategic city to learn a bad near the border with pakistan. listen, the scene carrying assault rifles, machine guns, and these in the rocket launcher,
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inspected cars on the road before waving some of them through. however, pockets of opposition, notably the national resistance front for us, gathered a for afghan, a stem to say that they will not surrender to the taliban and are prepared to fight on. although it is facing an increasingly powerful taliban, which has gained possession of vast quantities of west and weapons and that includes advanced artillery and aircraft that was captured from government forces were simply handed over to them. he goes, you donald has no this video right? him claims to show taliban fighters, flaunting american, made gear and well looking as nato. like as it gets headed, come out just a month ago. we put have been rubbish as an obvious fake. but today it's you really believable americans left behind weapons and war machines worth billions of dollars so many in fact that the taliban might not even need them all. we don't have
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a complete picture obviously of where every article of defense materials has gone. but certainly a fair amount of it has fallen into the hands of the taliban. and obviously we don't have a sense that they are going to readily handed over to us at the airport, getting this much advanced weaponry, including a whole air force would have been bad enough. but misery loves company. americans also forgot to destroy biometric devices, used by the us forces to keep track of african nationals. the devices known as handheld interagency identity detection equipment contain identifying biometric data, such as iris scans and fingerprints as well as biographical information and are used to access large centralized databases. now, among other things, these gadgets can reveal if an individual ever cooperated with the american
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military. now these people could be literally one ice can away from death. the embarrassment of, of save captured american systems paraded in the straits is going to be something which will hold us for a long time. but even worse is the fact that the us mismanagement cause washington to abandon allies in ways which were disloyal. and this is going to make it very, very hard for the united states to gain or regain the trust of its major allies, including the united kingdom, australia, japan, india, and the like weapons and equipment is not the only stuff. the u. s. wasted in gaston billions of taxpayer dollars would dump down the drain of failed projects and initiatives. $20000000.00 that makes the soldier looked like a target on the shooting range. i mean sure. as long as it looks good, i hate to be an afghan soldier wearing a uniform, sort of like,
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shoot me written on the back. yes. the american military spent almost $30000000.00 on the uniform with a for as design to be used in a country which has only 2 percent over its land, covered by trees. 176000000 was flashed out on a road that failed to last even a month, and not because it was bombed or anything parts of it were simply washed away. america also burned through $9000000000.00 to eradicate of gun extends, infamous poppy fields. instead, year to year, the rates of opium cultivation showed a steady rise. despite the investment, the cultivation of ot and poppy in ghana stone has trended upward for 2 decades. and insecurity has made it difficult to reverse the growth of ghana and develop its own ways for thousands of years. america tried to reverse its traditions and impose a new order for 20 years. so turns out opposites do not attract in
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galveston. well, really not a place of coaching says there are a lot of different people there. they're not of different tribes or the culture is much different than what we would expect or are used to dealing with. we often underestimate their own ability to be dedicated to remaining in control of their country and being able to move forward to do that and have the patience to do that. the failure and a lot of the interventions that turn into war and misguided misplaced money are because we don't think about the populations and the people we think about interests are much larger, strategic scale. and geo political competition, if you will, on who has more power. in these reasons,
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i'm society. meanwhile, the pentagon has sent helicopters to rescue nearly a 170 americans from a hotel near cripples main airport. this the 1st time since the afghan capital fell to the taliban, the us troops have moved into this. actual city to evacuate. individuals would have warning that you might find the following images disturbing. because early this week commit chaotic scenes on the runway to men frantically held on to the u. s. military playing while it was taking off. they transferred the fell to that death. just moments later, both warned 30 years old. one was a doctor. the other was zacky and worry a 19 year old football for the afghan national youths team, but washington's invoice to the went us insist that no friends of america were among those that were clinging to the aircraft. we are in a process of trying to get people out and our friends and allies are not hanging
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off of planes or friends and allies are getting the support of the u. s. government . i think her parents might have been on fire from the images that i see and i haven't been over there. but if those images are actor and they're not shooting a film, that lady might be lying. i mean, he got into play on his own. will. you got a plane, you fall off on your own right. and we'll do things. and so that's all in his on doing. and that was just a stupid action that was regrettable. i believe he was alive. he was a, i was not doing that. i think pretty much anybody. i was incredible. it's probably a friend of ours since they were working with our military. now we have a trade off gas and they betrayed our citizens. are still there. and allies that for, alongside us, we're going to put our young men and women and that situation and they turn around and leave the course you betrayed to be you go there with so many people helping us there. right. and then we just leave your on your own. now, you know, you want to do that to an enemy, let alone a friend and you know it's going to happen as soon as you leave there. so yeah, that's terrible. we don't do that. we didn't do that, and that's the reflection of leadership. when on friday,
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joe biden did give an address and fielded questions to all the crisis and washington's decision in the decisions in the run up to last sunday's fall of car bull. despite managing criticism from all sides, he did try to put a brave face on it. well, though he did admit uncertainty to vacuum ration mission is dangerous, and evolves risks to armed forces and has been conducted under difficult circumstances. i cannot promise what the final outcome will be, or biden. he essentially used his address to try and divert attention away from what were obvious shortcomings and lapses in judgment that led to the taliban serge over the weekend. now biden did try to sell the ongoing evacuation as if it is some sort of success. now, there is a situation as we understand where there are a number of american citizens that are still stuck in cobble. now it's also important to note that, you know,
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mainstream media has been quite critical of joe biden, on this certain networks that tend to lean towards the democratic party. and their coverage had launched scathing attacks on biden and how he handled the situation. secretary blink, and how did president invite and get this so wrong? how could officials have miss fis? how did it happen? how do we get here? does president abide not bear the blame for this disastrous exit from afghanistan? now in his speech biden admitted that the administration thought up until the very last moments that the afghan forces would not collapse so quickly, the taliban would not be able to search ahead so quickly. and it's also important to note when he was speaking, he seemed to indicate that it was not the time for criticism. the can overwhelming consensus was that they, this was not, could they were not going to collapse the afghan forces. they were not going to leave. there are not going to just abandon and then put down their arms and take
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off to be plenty of time to criticize a 2nd guess massage races over. but now, now i'm focused on getting this job done. now, seeing as this was a joint nato alliance that was operating an afghan, a stand the hasty pull out has put that nato alliance once again into question. in europe, there are some that are beginning to call into question america's leadership of the nato coalition. no, we have not heard any like overt, straightforward criticism. some tropes have been found in the media lately and in the public domain. it's a remarkable change in tone because up until then biden had been viewed as the opposite of donald. trump has more reliable and trustworthy by the nato allies. however, there seems to be rising disillusionment among nato allies. and joe biden, though, says this is not something he's concerned about. i have seen no question of our
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credibility from our allies around the world. i've spoken with our nato allies. we've spoken with nato allies, the secretary state or national security via he's been in contact with his counterparts throughout the world. and our allies, as has the general r, c b, i keep calling them in general. but my defense, the fact of the matter is i have not seen that matter of fact the exact opposite i've got. now donald trump has said that this is the greatest strategic error in u. s. history. he called it capitulation. donald trump has said that joe biden owes america an apology. the world is now looking on and watching the scenes in cobble. the white house is certainly under quite a bit of fire joe biden's, whole numbers are dropping. many are looking on the situation and afghanistan and saying that the united states seems to have pretty much dropped the ball here. so i'm often reporting, i still had this crime hit the streets of paris for a 6 week in protests against co,
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passive will be reporting from the capital just off the breast. the ah, ah, is your media a reflection of reality? the in the world transformed what will make you feel safer? tyson lation whole community. are you going the right way or are you being somewhere direct? what is true? what is faith? in the world corrupted, you need to defend the join us in the depths
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or remain in the shallows. ah so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy foundation . let it be an arms race is on often very dramatic development. only personally, i'm going to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successful, very political time. time to sit down and talk the hello again. i. france's end to the 6th weekend of rallies against vaccination passes after authorities made the mandatory to enter public places, eyes with banana on the streets again to protest from paris porter slayer sent this report quite significant place in paris in the square in front of the lou museum, so this has huge,
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similar been for the people of france and i would say easily $10000.00 people have turned out at this particular demonstration. it's one of 4 that is happening concurrently. this often, in fact, today in paris alone is more than 200 demonstrations across the whole country. now people to take him to the chief because they are against the company to be back to the nation. at the same time, miss march started at the offices of a p h and he found grade. and that is because credits are against the mainstream. french media that they say has been incorrectly proclaimed that the coven vaccination is 100 percent safe. they also argue that they've been depicted negatively in the media, that they, people who are pro liberty, not people who are and i'll coast and he back says and all the others. however, this is the, as i mentioned, be 6 consecutive, we can that we've seen protests like this across crowns, and the protests have sometimes resulted in violence. this particular protest has
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been organized by the yellow and we'll take a quick look now at what some of the previous protests have seen. the the the . now there is a strong police presence. as the protest had marched down some of the main street, kevin pirates, the police have been following behind in various bands and on foot. and at the same time we all, what's the thing? a strong police presence here. they've been following the marches down the main
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streets of paris whenever the march of the police have been jeering at them and a short time ago. there was some shuffling happening here in front of the loose museum. i've been talking to a number of the protesters, and the point that they've really been making is that they worried about the future of france. they think that the country has now been divided into those who are pro, to help pos that is needed to, into any kind of public space and have been in practice for almost 2 weeks now. and those who are against in take listen, i'm here to to show the work that liberty is really close to everything we have, you know? so if we're taking our liberty, what do we have? what do we have left? nothing, all these rules and this new rules about the past are just, are just worsening. and i think we don't have any freedom left and, you know, trying to find something that children try,
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trying to forbid people from going to the restaurant and cetera is like, you know, a big change in our society. and that's about it. i think i'm here because i just don't want to society that's comp coming towards us and i'm fighting for my own generation. i'm fighting for the next generation as well. i want them to know what freedom is. now you can see to the rice of me a petition of police bad. these are police who are inside the vehicles. there are many that are amongst the crowd with a veterans and coding of the protest is the concern, of course, is that this could result in violence still to seem to say, but certainly a strong feeling here. and we are witnessing big numbers and we saw last we came, so it's 30, it's an indication that the anger and frustration on the streets of paris is far from over mile. after more than $200.00 days in lockdown, anger has also boiled over him,
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the destroying city of melbourne with clashes between anti restriction protesters. am police this weekend more than 200 were detained as police officers fire pepper spray to break up the cry. 6 police help require hospital treatment and every protest you're arrested now facing signs of around 5 and a half size and destroyed in dollars just under for us dollars. the demonstrations erupted after authority and extended lock downs across the entire state of victoria for another 2 weeks of restrictions. also in place to for other regions after spiking case cases. i'm really similar around these. we're seeing 2 in sydney and kristin. well, the full out from the pandemic continues over in the u. s. t, because a number of doctors and medical institutions, and i have denying care to those unvaccinated against coven 19, even if they have life threatening conditions in the state of alabama,
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which has america's lowest inoculation rate. a doctor lay down why he won't be treating any body with act and jap. if patients asked why i told them cove, it is a miserable way to die and i can't watch them die like that. unfortunately, many have declined to take the vaccine and some end up severely ill or dead. while in washington, a patient was denied delivered transplant as he didn't have a case with vaccine. he says, so he's not an anti vac, sir, but his medical condition means that a job could cause dangerous complications. we put the issue of who should be treated up for debate. he is forcing people to actually in the disease caressing. he's refusing to see his patients last 5 years, actually breaking up across retired because they actually you mustn't from intentional wrong thing. and the hard part,
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if these patients are not going to say and risk at home, i think everyone should be treated regardless of whether they do or not. i just kind of help thinking that we've got to get out of this somehow which couldn't be a mismatch. so we're now in a situation where we got people dying on a daily basis again, because it said or thought way and the u. k. in america, most tracks. now, i can't help thinking that this doctor's really trying to make a point. the only way to get that. normally we're not going to control the infections. i think it's just trying to convince people really and people should be doing their own research, but they should be looking in the right places. i think when we are in a position in the united kingdom, where we are 8075 percent of the population vaccinated and rising. why all we actually trying to discriminate against bully horizon, though small number of people who chose not to take the boxes very often. the reason it really makes me feel better at a middle class in
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a policy has no medical benefits. what's happening with this ration program, people hoping us by source or bains, even with good advertising. and i discussed this with your daughter and see if it's the right thing for you as an individual for your individual, how these vaccines. and then you can picture in the us, for example, we're in a situation where we've already got 6 out of the people hospital. we haven't got time and 3 people. we need to just fax might as many people as possible. we're going in the winter. and we want to try to avoid, you know, the last time we try when this ludicrous situation we're so very recently, if you've been vaccinated twice and you tested negative for the crowd of ours, if you're in the same room or somebody tested both. if you were forced to stay off work 600000 people today are not doing work in the united kingdom. anything, any medical procedure carries way that risk. what you got to balance thought risk for very many people being box next will be the right decision. and for all that,
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it will not be the right decision, but we have not mandated vaccines. those off and all of our program has been overwhelming success. leave people alone who don't want to do it. the danger of forcing them is not worth it. i mean, painting has asked anglo merkel what suppress kiev on his quote, alarming legislation, risk re igniting violence, and east of the country rushes president made the request to his german counterpart after that meeting on friday ahead of her visit to ukraine. was it what it is alarming that ukraine has adopted a number of laws and by laws that contradict the mixed agreements, it looks like the leadership of this country has decided to abandon a peaceful resolution to the situation. and in this regard, we once again off the chancellor taking into account her upcoming visit to kia, to urge the ukrainian side with regard to implementation of all earlier agreed
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obligations. well, patient added that more than a 1000 sees 5 i lation have been recorded in each ukraine already this month. you point to that to that new legislation being considered by ukraine's parliament with essentially mean that he has exit from the minx protocol laying at peace terms with his break away regions as well as ukraine pollutant. merkle, discuss the growing crisis in afghanistan, and also the nord stream to pipeline linking the 2 countries to provide gas to europe. so let's discuss this a bit further than that which ms. lamid is referred to join to save me very welcome . as always, do you think that anglo merkel will put a lot of pressure on ukraine to stick to the minster grievances president page and his asked while if we look at the situation in the path years, we cannot really expect that anglo market will put a lot of pressure on the side of the ukranian government. but it would be of course,
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royal which really fits the geopolitical situation of germany because germany has always played a certain role of bridging between east and west and parts of europe and international relations. so what's the point that anglo marco could make? and i please heard doing that in her last week's government, but it's not really something i would expect to happen now. do you think the ukraine is actually looking for some sort of armed conflict with russia? is mr. payton, the suggested saying, you know, is abandoned all hopes of some sort of peaceful resolution in his eyes. yeah, earlier this year, we have seen some serious build up of army forces on the contact line. and also on the side of russian troops,
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we saw movements towards ukrainian territories or on bus a region. and it was a very serious situation which was ease and by russia through the withdrawal of truth. and it's something that should not be risk again, that the attention grow. and as we have seen already this month, the, the fire agreements have been violated several times. so it's really a point that all the germany should take very seriously because peace in the eastern part of europe is also high concern of for german international policies. and i think there is also a connection between the north stream to pipeline and prolongation of the agreement . of gas transport through ukraine and germany has agreed to balance the interest between germany, russia, and ukraine. and this is also
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a basis of the foundation to terminate the non stream to project which is of high interest for germany. and it's among the few really good results and which angler market have achieved also in the relationship between russia and germany. and so i really hope that marco will use the leverage that she has to improve the situation with ukraine and stabilize the situation in the country. and i just say the trying this all anglo merkel to put a bit of pressure from russia to guarantee transit fees. i think all the way up to 2034. is there a chance that you're trying to sort of, you know, playing politics here and hoping to gain a bit leverage on their spite sort of staking tensions in east in ukraine? yes, of course. i think both countries,
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one to exert some influence on germany to take either one or another side. but the role of germany had been to, has attend and germany has not really also taken its responsibility to make it greater efforts in the past years to resolve the ukraine conflict of germany with quite neutral alike. it's none of my business and business, not really a strategy that will bring us further. and it situation which shows that the influence of germany is not very far reaching and in that region anymore. and this is also a part of the yeah, doubtful legacy of germany, policy foreign policy in that region which angler myrtle, of course, is responsible for. okay, right now let, we'll leave it that we were now to time to get to get your thoughts on this. this evening that was g. a political analyst,
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