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me the evacuation flights resume and cobbled main airport as tens of thousands desperately seem to flee up. kevin, stand now under taliban rule after the disastrous withdrawal of us troops. meanwhile, during the chaotic pull out, the western coalition also leads ammunition for the insurgence, including advanced weaponry from aircraft armored vehicles and even biometric devices. also this, our americans claim that they are being refused a life saving treatment. if they haven't had a coven vaccine, even if their condition means they can't be inoculated, we put the issue up for debate. why all we actually trying to discriminate against bully horizon? so small number of people who chose not to take the boxes,
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i think everyone should be treated regardless of whether they do or not. these females to say and discuss this with the doctor and see if it's the right thing for you as an individual. ah, or broadcasting direct from our studios in moscow. this is our intention, national. i'm sean thomas. certainly glad to have you with us. the situation has continued to deteriorate enough kind of stand where the taliban has quickly swept to power across the country after the u. s. withdraw, and it has led to turbulent scenes and campbells main airport, where tens of thousands of both foreigners and afghans remained stranded as they desperately seek to flee the country. the gunfire can be heard in the scenes from overnighted. the heavily guarded airport with military personnel attempting to contain massive
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crowds, large numbers. we're also trying to get to the airport throughout saturday, but were stopped by both taliban and american guards. earlier on friday, evacuation flights resumed after several hours. now while the airport remains one of the few places, not yet under telephone control, these images from the city of costa near the southeast streets, there are being patrolled by the militant group who are telling locals to return to their normal lives. they insist that they will maintain their promise of greater tolerance and respect for human rights. and they have also said that they will not seek retribution or revenge elsewhere, footage has emerged to showing how telephone fighters now enforce checkpoints on key highways. this stretch of road isn't between the capital of the strategic and city of july about near the border with pakistan, militants are seen carrying assault rifles, machine guns, and even rocket launchers. and they inspected cars on the road before waving some
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of them through. not all made it though. however, pockets of opposition, notably the national resistance front for i've got to stand do 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 western weapons and those include advanced artillery and aircraft that were captured from government forces or simply handed over to them or teasing donald comments. this video write 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 a complete picture obviously of where every article of defense materials has gone.
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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 the 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 military. now these people could be literally one ice can away from death. the
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embarrassment of, of save captured american systems paraded in the straits is going to be something which will hold the 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 game 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. it's sort of like, shoot me written on the back. yes. the american military,
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you spend almost $30000000.00 on a uniform with a for as design to be used in a country which has only 2 percent of 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 opium poppy in galveston has trended up word 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 galveston. well, really not a place of coaching says there are
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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, i'm society. meanwhile,
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the pentagon has sent helicopters to rescue nearly 170 americans from a hotel near couples main airport. it is the 1st time since the afghan capital fell . since the afghan capital fell to the taliban, that us troops have moved into the actual city to evacuate individuals now, a bit of a warning, you may find the following images disturbing. now, earlier this week, i made the chaotic scenes on the runway to men frantically held on to a u. s. military playing while it was taking off. they tragically fell to their deaths just moments later, both were under 30 years old. one was a doctor. the other was zaki, on worry, in 1900 year old footballer for the afghan national youth team. but washington's envoy to the un insists no friends of america, were among those clinging to the aircraft. we are in the process of trying to get people out and our friends and allies are not hanging off of planes or friends and allies are getting the support of the u. s. government. i think her
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parents might have been on fire for the images that i see and i haven't been over there, but if those images are accurate 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 us on your own. right. and we'll do soon. so that's all in his on doing. and i was just lazy, stupid action. that was regrettable. and i believe he was alive. he was a, i was not doing that. i think pretty much anybody i was in couple of 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. we have 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, that's terrible. we don't do that. we didn't do that, and that's the reflection, a leadership on friday,
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joe biden gave an address and fielded questions on the crisis and washington's decisions in the run up to last sunday's fall of cobble. despite mounting criticism from all sides, he did try to put a brave face on it, although admitting uncertainty. so vacuum ration mission is dangerous and evolve risks to armed forces and has been conducted under difficult circumstances. i cannot promise with the final outcome will be well 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, mainstream media has been quite critical of joe biden, on certain networks that tend to lean towards the democratic party. and their
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coverage had launched scathing attacks on biden and how he handled the situation. secretary blink, and how did president biden get this so wrong? how could officials have miss fis? how did it happen? how did 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 were, this was not, they were not going to collapse the afghan forces. they were not going to leave. and we're not going to just abandon and then put down their arms and take off to be plenty of time to criticize a 2nd guess operators over. but now, now,
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i'm focused on getting this job done. now, seeing as this was a joint nato alliance that was operating and a half ghana stan, the hasty pull out, has put that nato alliance, once again into austin. 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 credibility from our allies around the world. i've spoken with our nato allies. we've spoken with nato allies, the secretary state,
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or national security via he's been in contact with his counterparts throughout the world. and our allies, as has the general or excuse me, i keep calling him in general, but my secretary 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 and cobble the white house is certainly under quite a bit of fire. jo biden's, whole numbers are dropping. many are looking on the situation and afghan stan and saying that the united states seems to have pretty much dropped the ball here. and washington's allies are also counting the cost of events after their 20 year campaign in afghanistan as simon right now, comments betrayed, abandoned friend for themselves, for the face up to their own weakness,
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not the poor people of afghanistan on america night. so able when left humiliated by washington, sudden decision dropped my gun. it's done and they do do all the to decades. britain, the defense secretary even started welling up. it's a really big puddle to me. get back something or get back the u. s. golf. and so forth. it didn't, the mountains get older, people have to send some troops back us general mark community kind of admitted they had the off the taliban to help them get american safely away through the state department. the taliban are facilitating the safe passage to the airport for american citizens. embarrassing. what was embarrassing that it was washington night, so i live in the room and they weren't even consulted on the time line. what consultations didn't happen, but julie ignored, we have seen the consequences of
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a difficult decision made by 30 allies together. when you decide to intermission, that the nato gentle factory then released multiple multiple job in the world and bending the june a little bit. because even if the nighttime ended the degree there was a need to come back and it's done literally none of the others wanted to leave the dead of night, leave the car and develop more to the point they wanted us to stay behind. because without america, the other $29.00 men measure about youthful with an african omi regimen taking on the taliban into play. and molly useful what really much things off the for the trunk, truce bombs about how useless nato minus america actually is. joe boyd and came into office. thanks to this, but our alliance, just a strong foundation, which we can our collective security and prosperity can continue to be bill. but he didn't mean it. uncle joe made it more pointless than ever. the 1st opportunity for
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you to reason was that the off did we just feel that we had to follow the united states dollar when depress it would be all right on the night? yes, that's exactly what happened. the west could not continue. this us lead mission mission, conceive, executed in support and defense of america without american logistics. without us guys, american money got ahead to say out loud and jim and children angela merkel lloyd's by saying we are basically dependent on the decisions of the u. s. government funded the money micron is too busy, lurching right to win an election thing. he much worried about stopping refugees heading is way in partition. we need to ensure that we are protected from a large hill influx that cannot detrimental effects. ordinary ass guy left on their own. again, there have been some talk about trying to control the kind of by using the weapon
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of choice functions. you know what my dad is going to work. and his wife, how about have over in afghanistan represents the challenges for china, but also opportunity and beijing has been laying the groundwork for some time for these quote unquote friend, really friendly relations that they hope to establish with the group. who, oh yes, join is coming on, board is checkbook. lead designs on the on the mind. us china, very good job. everyone in turns are these. i think it's always worth giving a good shout out to some old school cynical and self preservation. on the one hand, this guy stands as president of gone, were poorly fled the country on sunday with 4 cars and a helicopter stacked with cash. and he's denied that by the way. but my congratulations go to the gym forces whose priorities are well in order that may have left behind a load of their local support staff that they did find time to take home. yet 60000
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can be more than 300 bottles of wine cellar come in. the program crowds hit the streets of paris for a 6. the week of protests against coven passes. we will be reporting from the capital just after the break. the news. the news
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the long when i will show the same wrong when i just don't rule out the thing because the attitude and engagement equals the trail when so many find themselves will depart. we choose to look for common ground in the welcome back. this is art international. the france has entered a 6 the weekend of rallies against the vaccination passes. after authorities made them mandatory to enter public places. almost 200000 have been out on the streets
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again to protest from paris, pulse clear center, this report. party, significant place in paris in the square in front of the loot museum. so this had huge symbolism for the people of france, and i would say, easily $10000.00 people have turned out at this particular demonstration. it's wonderful that is happening concurrently. this often, in fact, a day in paris alone is more than 200 demonstrations across the whole country. now people have taken 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 the problem. and that is because credit history are against the mainstream french media that they say has been incorrectly praying 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,
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not people who are and i'll coast and he backs is 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 been organized by the yellow and we'll take a quick look now at what some of the previous protests have seen. the use, the the. now there is a strong police presence. as the protest had marched down some of the main street
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in paris, the police have been following behind in various bands and on foot. and at the same time, we all, what's a thing, a strong police presence here, they've been following the marches down the main 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 loot 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 it. take a listen. i'm here just 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?
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nothing, all these rules, this new rules about the past are just go are just worsening. and i think we don't have any freedom left and, you know, trying to buy something. the children try 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 this society that's, you know, comp coming towards this. 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 position of police than these are police who are inside the vehicles. there are many that are amongst the crowd with a veterans and courting off the protest as the concern of course is that this could result in violence. so to seem to say, but certainly a strong feeling here,
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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. meanwhile, after more than $200.00 days in lockdown, anger has also boiled over in the australian city of melbourne, with crashes between anti restriction protesters and police. this weekend. more than 200 were detained. as officers fire pepper sprayed to break up crowns. 6, please, required hospital treatment every protest. her arrested faces is fines of around 5 and half 1000 australian dollars. that's just under 4000. and us and demonstrations are up to the after authorities extended lock downs across the entire state of victoria for another 2 weeks. tough restrictions are also in place for other regions after spike in coven cases. similar rallies were also held in sydney, and prism in the fall out from pandemic continues over the united states as well.
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because a number of doctors and medical institutions are now denying care to those i'm vaccinated against coven 19, even if they have life threatening conditions in the state of alabama, which has america's lowest inoculation rate. dr. laid out why he won't be treating anybody without a jab. 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 summoned up severely ill or dead. in washington, the patient was denied a liver transparent as he did not have a covert vaccine. he says he's not an anti vac, sir, but his medical condition means that a job could cause serious complications. we put the issue of who should be treated up for debate. he is for certain people talk of actually in the disease caressing. he's refusing to see his patients so much firehouse said, yes,
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she breaking the hip across, retired because they are you mustn't from intentional wrong thing and i am very tight. 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 in the semester. we're now in situation where we got found people dying on a daily basis again, because it said or thought way and the u. k. in america lost track. 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 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
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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 a policy has no medical benefits. what's happening with this ration program, people hoping us by source or bains, even with good advertising a nineties, to say, discuss 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 particular in the u. s. for example, we're in a situation where we've already got 6 people also we haven't got time and 3 people . we need to just as many people as possible, we're going into winter and we want to try and 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 with somebody tested both. if you were forced to stay
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off work 600000 people today. i'm not in work in the united kingdom, anything, any medical procedure carries way that your risk. what you got to balance thought risk for very many people being box next will be the right decision. and for all this, it will not be the right decision, but we have not mandated vaccines. those fall off and all the axiom program has been overwhelming success. leave people alone. you don't want to do it. the danger of forcing them is not worth it. 31 and a half minutes, that's when i will be back with another full and freshly news. this is our t and national stay with us. ah ah, the rather driven by general shape person of those
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