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the sound still dominates the headlines this monday. the biden administration's reportedly changing its policy at cobble airport. now, only americans and nato state citizens will be allowed through plus us green cardholders. there's no further provision at the moment for afghans who worked for the coalition earlier. some employed by foreign states did manage to flee, but that relatives remain in the country, fearing retribution from the taliban. we speak to one translator on condition of complete anonymity because risks remain high. i believe that americans are responsible for the speculations. today's anybody will be killed as a result of this will be on the hands of the american government. tensions building further taliban warning, the united states and others of consequences if the withdrawal deadline isn't match
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on august. the 31st, that is british prime minister boris johnson plans to press washington for more time to get people out. ah, hello live am worldwide. this is artie international. i'm calling from moscow just in for in the afternoon here in the russian capital, just in full 30 in afghanistan, which is entering it. second week. on the near total taliban control, washington's reportedly changed its policy on who's allowed to enter cobble airport from monday, only american and nato citizens. and also us green card holders will be allowed through the port gates. no further space has as yet been allocated for afghans who worked with foreign troops. and just this monday morning, the german military set of 5 fight broke out of the airport between afghan security forces and unknown perpetrators. one office has been killed,
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3 others are injured. with the transport remaining, the only way out of the country was close to all due entrance all day sunday. it will stay that way for the next 24 hours to try to evacuate the thousands of people already inside. and since the evacuation started, 20 have been confirmed, killed and crushes and stampedes with thousands more waiting outside the apples in the hope of flee into country. a local journalist told us the situation on the ground. ah, with only foreign military flights are updated from inside of cobbler. international airport. have a great day foreign diplomats and i've gone citizens who work for international troops and for either enjoy for enjoy us. i have good information. now the coverage has been shut down for 48 hours to recruit people that they are already in charge
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of the airport. now we are, and one of the russians gate of college national ed. you can see that you still 100 people are waiting outside of the gate and hope to get a chance to go inside of the airport. ah, this audio my work for only 3 years. the foreign troops, all my documents are approved for the day. i'm coming here to be told my documents are invalid, only us possible. get him. america is the problem. they create these challenges. that cheating we get people playing a game with the people. i mean, i'm kind of problems if you came back my life, most of the shops are open, more traffic more via it goes in the, in the street. but though i asked her,
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some people who opened the top the, the simply shop was been over for 2 or 3 days. the good thing about the talbot running things here is that there are no explosions or fighting. but the best thing is there are no jobs or work at all. all departments have failed and people are tense. also the competency capital of i've got some cuts out by the taliban. it has been several days that the government departments are shut down. are fluid people are coming every day behind each department of the government, but they don't get permission from telephone to get inside of the government department deluxe. so when it comes to running, the can see there is presently a power vacuum. when our leaders came to couple, we have leaders, we have a president administered, all of our cabinets has been appointed. when only they take that position, they will tell everyone to return to work. she started caught on the docks. lots of
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people are hiding in their homes. afraid to venture out, what is your message to them? people that today or tomorrow we may ask them to return to work. we have announced the national amnesty to everyone. we are not the cannibals head. people say africa . brothers, we will not all right off can things we have even a traffic not about dr. as a non legit had been to never, ever disturb off can people they behave very calmly with the people with reports growing of reprisals by the taliban. anyone that worked for or had a connection to forum forces may be in danger. many of managed to get out both family and friends who been left behind. we spoke to one of the many interpreters who worked with the coalition forces during the 28 campaign to keep his name and location secret. at the moment my, my family is not residing, you know, on private home. they're living in somebody's else home. they're fitting for the
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live a day. they cannot sleep, they're going to suppress depression because of this whole thing. and, and how long to discontinue a whole lot them the height. i'm scared for them. i'm get former my, my parents, the entire country is under the siege of taliban. now that they have the, those databases and those information are pretty much to have everything about us. i believe that americans are responsible for this negligence. and today's anybody who will be killed as a result of this, their blood will be on behalf of the american government. or if i knew that someday the americans will hand over this country back to the same terrorist that we started fighting in 2001. i would not have joined their ranks. i would have not worked with the americans or british forces. we did not knew that some to be there will be a betrayal from the americans and the natural forces of been contacted by many british citizens who are stuck enough to stop. one of the situation where the
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british citizen with his children stood in front of the base for more than 3 days after being beaten by the taliban. a number of times and his children got tired, exhausted, and sick. finally, after the last time that he was beaten by the telephone, he left the d a port and now is heading back to the village. and he called me and he was crying and saying that it's better to be killed by the taliban than being here. he related to the way in front of the port in front of my kids, the wife. meantime, the clock is ticking hand is the scale and complexity of getting thousands of people out about going to stand becomes clear. the taliban warned the us and other foreign powers, the consequences. if a complete withdrawal of that troops is no carried out by the august, the 31st deadline. president biden low said on sunday that they may have to stay past that. it's understood, the british prime minister boris johnson, will use tuesday emergency g 7 summit to ask washington to keep its forces beyond
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the 31st to allow evacuation. alix to continue. former british prime minister, tony blair, who sent you k troops into afghanistan, 20 years ago. criticize the u. s. decision to pull out branding. the justifications behind it is imbecilic. we didn't need to do it. we chose to do it. we did it in a b, d, and to an embassy. really political slogan about ending the forever was apply with pam webber and join the us to invade afghanistan in 2001 he added that his country's involvement in the region was not hopeless despite the taliban to advance . and that the u. k. has a moral obligation to stay in the country till the afghans who need to be reevaluated as he put it. okay, well let's cross life now. it's a journalist, an international. the 1st specialist rich of met has welcome back to our tea. what do i can totally black words so no matter how started the afghan war, calling the withdrawal by the u. s. imbecilic? well, 1st of all, tony blair is a war criminal. so i mean,
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i don't think anyone is really interested in what he has to say. i think people put it on social media. this is like asking a serial killer. you know, why they, they think the emergency services are not saving their victims fast enough. i mean, he, he calls the slogan about ending forever was imbecility. but he's the one who followed george bush, the laughing stock of the, of the western world in 2001 into 2 wars, both of dennis, not and iraq. and he's the one who could not finish the wars were 20 years later. now in 2021. and he's still offering excuses, trying to justify what he did. so if there's one, if there's any embassy here, it's most certainly tony blair and that thing something given that we're talking about joe biden, in the same sentence. so, you know, tony, tony blair has lied from the beginning over time. even right now when he's talking about the withdrawal, he's saying that the taliban failed to give up all kinds of leadership. this is, this is blatantly fault you tell about actually offer to hand over osama bin lot. they just wanted proof that he was actually guilty of $911.00 before doing it,
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which is called due process, right? something that they came to believe in, in western democracies. and so he's, he's still lying about that right now in 2021. and he's still saying that, you know, the whole effort was noble. you know, this guy has blood on his hands from 2 countries. he's killed and displays millions of people. and he thought the adapted to talk about noble pursuits. it's on believable. there is a generate, a post $911.00 generation of africans now hitting their twenties to where you have women go go going to school women and jobs. and that's not wild in jeopardy to something to be said for that though. surely. yes. so tony blair here he brings these off, he says that the economy and jonathan is 3 times aside. he says that there are 505-0000 women now who are going to university, who would not have been able to do that under the taliban previously. yes, but, but he, he's also helped kill 50000 afghans and displaced millions of others. and that's not the goal of why britain went to the dentist on the united kingdom and the united states to not invade afghanistan to help women go to university, even though that's a great thing. they invaded afghanistan under the pretext of nation building and
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disposing the taliban and getting all kind of they, they claim that they assassinated they, they got been loaded in 2011. so what are they still doing there? they're just trying to justify an occupation. they're trying to use this human rights and women's rights veil to, to justify their military occupation. and this is even something a we can leaks and talks about where the c i has has the documents talking about using women's rights as a shield to justify intervention. and tony blair has no intention of helping women, because we've seen the ciocca report when we're talking about iraq. he, he told george, wish i'm with you all the way. i'm with you. no matter what. so it's not about fact, it's going to actually doing anything for afghans. it's not about actually finding weapons of mass destruction in iraq. now it's just about following the united states, like a laptop. and so he's done that and you know, he's, he's the one who started this war in iraq, afghanistan, you know, he was right behind george bush in the warren terrace. of course, he's still trying to justify what he did because he is a war criminal. the fact that he's able to give interviews the fact that tony blair is able to talk about what he has done with such arrogance is astounding. meanwhile, julian, it's on to expose the war crimes of this person of this more precisely of again,
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it's on a broad, is in jail, is in belmore prison. if anyone should be in jail. it's tony blair, now that afghanistan feels like it's sliding back 20 years. could the country become a, tara hub, as the white house describe it when invading back then in 2001 while, if the nature forces stay, it will be a terror because they know themselves that they have contributed to terrorists recruitment. and there's a paradox, right? they say that they have to stay to prevent against them from becoming a terror hub. and then at the same time, the tony blair himself, you're saying now, well, look, there's isis now when janice time and you know, the tell him i will most surely hardware. okay. so obviously you've not done your job. how is that? how is there a pursuit noval and how they've been successful and janice done. but at the same time it's still a danger of becoming a terror. why it's kind of running and live in northern syria now with us support. why is there more terrorism all over the world? it's because of tony blair and george bush, it's because of the neocons who started this war on terror. so if anything, the world is become even more unsafe. and if there's,
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if there's any country that's going to become a terror hub, and we're talking about of denison becoming a hub again, it's their fault. what about the situation at cobb lab pulled? it had to come chaotically, deadly in the past week or so was the pentagon right to block access to afghans? no, of course not. i mean, let's look at this just completely here. the united states military, hijacked, the couple international airport, could you imagine if you know the, the iraqi army just hijacked, j f. k. international new york for their own purposes with the americans? did what nato troops did, is they, they use their resources to get their own personal out. which. ok, that's fair enough for you. they went and hijacked the couple international airport preventing everyone else, no matter who they are. i've done or not. again, you know, military or non military journalists, every once from, from, you know, boarding flights from getting out of the country. they just prioritize their own. and the germans were lifting, you know, hundreds of thousands of cans of beer and bottles of wine before they, they evacuated any of their local stuff. so we really see where the nato priorities
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lie. and what about that rather sinister threat from the taliban of consequences. if the pentagon doesn't complete its pull out, even if it's for humanitarian reasons, well, they've been very clear the taliban. they've said that there will be consequences if they don't leave by august 31st. and i mean this, this is just unbelievable. they're in the process of doing the withdrawal. and they're once again talking about extending the withdraw that withdrawal supposed to be made for. that's what the agreement which was drafted in doha between the taliban and donald trump's administration. in february 2020 he said may 1st 2021. we're in august now they're withdrawing. you know, they said it's going to be september 11th now august 31st. they want to push it back even more. this is why the united states and the u. k. unfortunately, they cannot be trusted when it comes to these things. they say we're going to withdraw him now, you know, obama was making this promise to close one time. obey, and we've got to send it to presidents later and they're still there. and even in the withdrawal, they're still trying to lead. i mean, i think i think the taliban, you know, they've, they've been very clear to,
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to the u. s. a. they have to leave by, by the 31st. and they haven't assaulted the air for they haven't done anything. as far as i know, no diplomatic staffel personal have been harmed. so i mean, if the u. s. made this promise they have to keep the promise. it's that simple. okay, but thanks for your time. again, international 1st year let's met has got to talk to you. thanks for watching. well, anger over the destruction in afghanistan reached american shore to with people pouring onto the streets in protest against the taliban. seizing power rallies broke out. both the east and west coasts, from l. a. to washington, d. c. with demonstrators chanting free afghan, stan and biden, you betrayed us. they also demanded that the white house helps struggling africa and population and comes as politicians across nato member states played to the united states and joe biden, in particular for the form of afghan. this done, donald quarter looks at the mounting angle, 20 years of occupation, more than 2 trillion dollars spent hundreds of thousands dead. it's half the price
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tag only to get a humiliating defeat and botched evacuation in return. naturally, the president had some explaining to do to the american people and majority of americans, and forgive me, i'm just the messenger no longer consider you to be competent, focused, or effective in the job. i haven't seen the only reason we're against this is a place from which been lot attack the united states of america. had this been in another middle eastern country where he could have easily moved from we would have never gone to gas. biden's proverbial house of cards already looks as if it's coming crashing down the atlantic council called washington deer caught in headlights. the administration's job approval rating fell below that of disapproval for the 1st time ever. and the nations allies, well, they are not happy issues. catastrophe. dancer, people, for there were some barriers, include the ability, one for the developing of international relations, $9.00 and $9.00 sharp. this is evident. it is clear that this commitment by the
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international community has not been successful. this is the biggest debacle that nader has seen since its foundation and it is an e book of change that we're facing out to see that commander in chief call into question the courage of men. i forthwith to claim that they ran shameful in those who have never fought for the colors they fly, should be careful about chris lighting. those who have the united states of america bear the main responsibility for the current situation because of their decision. so leave of garrison in parts over with hasty, they have the main responsibility to make matters worse, said looks like the man, donald trump famously branded, sleepy joe might have been snoozing while all this was going on. i have seen no question of our credibility from our allies around the world. i've spoken with our nato allies who spoken with nato allies,
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the secretary state or national security via has been in contact with his counterparts throughout the world. and our allies, as has the general r b. i keep calling them in general, but my secretary defense. the fact of the matter is i have not seen a matter of fact the exact opposite. i've got. this is about america leading the world and all our allies have agreed with that. the seemingly out to lunch attitude and utter fiasco that took place under the current administration has drawn criticism from not just biden's rivals, but from fellow party members as well. i'm disappointed that the button administration clearly did not accurately assess the implications of a rapid us withdrawal. the images we saw coming out of august on show a tremendous humanitarian crisis. this is going to hurt us. no question about it. i think of janice town, his last, every terrorist around the world is cheering. they have watched the taliban defeat america. in effect, president buttons,
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poor judgment produced the worst possible outcome in afghanistan in only a matter of weeks. even criticism from the media was generally bipartisan secretary blink. and how did president buying get this so wrong? how could officials have this fits? how did it happen? how do we get here? does president abide not bear the blame for this disastrous exit from afghanistan? another 3 years of fighting and we're going to be lucky if we have a single ally left. america is back. that was biden's famous promise. but after a colossal failure in america's longest war, ever, many are starting to wonder if he meant america's turning its back on everyone's trust. right across the atlantic right now in central london, dozens of former african interpreters who gathered outside the home office, demanding that the government helps get their relatives out of afghanistan as they fear taliban revenge for assisting the western coalition. ortiz, aysa alley is the high the a said when we've seen protest is it's as much about anger,
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of the politicians as it is a half self and plea for help. what's the feel like that this afternoon? the well inside the home office here in central london. and you can hear quite a boisterous demonstration taking place. many of these met all former interpreters who worked with the british army critical with the initial response, at least of the british government to that, well draw back those evacuation attempts. we saw those teens of people definitely fleeing and mikael, still take you to a couple of port. and one of the individuals coming on the face criticism from dr. porter is the british foreign secretary, dominic rob. now the u. k. government have stepped up that they say that they've already evacuated 6000, nearly 6000 people, including over 3000 afghans and they say those efforts are scheduled to continue.
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now we've also been talking to some of the people attending this protest, some of those organizing as part of they say many of those start back in afghanistan like them are interpreters or otherwise help the occupation forces during the past 20 years. but also many of them have families back in afghanistan, many of who they are hiding for the lives, of course, the evacuation and the way it's been handled has got political implications. as i mentioned, dominic rob coming on got a criticism for his initial handling. not nice because he remained on a holiday while the crisis was unfolding his now back from that holiday and taking charge of the situation. but elsewhere we've been seeing colds for bars. johnson, to use this week g 7 virtual meeting, a call on joe biden to extend the deadline from august. the 31st. when us forces relieve, i've got a saw that, of course, come with its own political and military risk. the thought about
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a warm you have to keep to that agreement to keep that promise not to extend the stay in i've gotten beyond august the 31st or back the consequences about decision the articles for the secretary, rob, among the other g 7 foreign ministers setting the groundwork for that g 7, summit tomorrow. okay, for now we are outside the home office in the u. k. thanks for that. okay, well, moving on the face of africa, women under taliban rule is also a huge worry worldwide several cities across europe. so rallies of solidarity with the african women protest is demanding action from their governments, including accepting more refugees. many expressed fears that the taliban will impose strict laws, power, and women from certain aspects of public life. now, russia's rate of cut news agency spoke to human rights activists. santa jobs about who she thinks is responsible for the current situation. in my opinion, america is the main country who, who is responsible right now,
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because what they should be doing, they're not doing what they are doing is against humanity. terrorists, specifically, paula bonds. they are mostly against him and they are more he again, those women who raise their ways, who are not coming, fighting that themselves under the 4 in inside the 4 walls of the home to their cities and the target. that's the reason that is because they were against them. they were against those barbarians policies of them. they were against of their force in imposing those terrorist on their country. that's the reason against them . for its part, the taliban parties to respect women's rights, but only inside the boundaries of sugary a law. the militants are also encouraging women to return to work apparently and have allowed girls back to school. but sunday jobs says taliban statements like this are just words in reality, women as being severely targeted. now move to file movement members,
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walk members who are income level money and hi daddy and hiding it because there was when they did protests against the human rights violations. most of the terrorist, even according to the united nations, searching for them and my members, they contacted me and told me that a people, i can't say people don't henry. they're searching a door to door home to home searching and they have list of those them. and they have list of the defenders working against their policies and they're searching for them and they are trying to, i know they will be good. i know they will be they will be facing the prosecution as well. if they got them be contacting the family members, they call them and they are asking them to let them know they read about. so they are in constant move constant around from the service right now. some of them are
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hiding in different parts of the country. you know what is done, but they really need to be moved from that. we're going to keep across the afghan crisis. it's more complex that it might appear to be on the surface with more online at r t dot com. i'll be back with more of the latest developments and global reaction, and just over half an hour. see it. the. ah. ah,
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this was the fundamental part of how our political leadership and our country at large understood the bargain. you get a home and then you will rebel, right as the things you don't revolt if you have a stake in the system. be really interesting to dial back and think about a longer, deeper history of what housings meant in the united states. not just that old question of the american dream, but the bigger question of who the dream has been for the the
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hello and welcome to cross top where all things are considered. i'm peter labelle. we're witnessing a very disturbing media trend, serving an ideology and scoring political points. trump's informing citizens, we had the russia gate hoax, the impeachment hoax, and the suppression of any debate on the origin of cobra. now front and center is the capitol hill riot. what does the f b? i know the, the cross talking the media. i'm joined by my guess, dave lind, aarp in philadelphia. he's an investigative journalist, founder of the new site. this can't be happening dot net in detroit. we have steve gerber. he is a syndicated national radio talk show host and social media influences and in plymouth we cross the patrick kennings and he's the editor and founder of the 21st century wire dot com. all right, gentlemen, cross stock rules and effects. that means you can jump in anytime you want. let me go to patrick, 1st thing in plymouth here. oh, i mentioned in my introduction here,
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you know, the, the rush gate hoax, you know, the, the 2 fake impeachment processes. the whole issue of what you can say about cobit in its origins. i mean, a couple weeks ago was very different story. ok, and now there are reports about what level if any, i want to be very clear here. i'm not making any claim here. involvement of the f b i in the events, the tragic events i have to say of january 6. what do you make of this? it seems to be a trend all in one direction here. go ahead. i think let's focus on on january 6. i mean, just to preface that, you know, everything is become political in the united states in terms of the media, political conversations. and so everything's got a political narrative attached to it. and so it's, it depends how much political capital can you squeeze out of any particular story line or a particular event. and so with regard to the f b i involvement,
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i think this is a really important place to start for january 6. because normally the media can have a polarized conversation in politics when it's the right or the versus the left, or vice versa. when you add a 3rd actor in there, in this case, or federal agency, or an agent per box tour, then you're not talking about in organic or you're not talking about a grass roots event. and so a lot of people suspected this from the beginning, including us. ok, and we talked about it when, when it happened to pipe bombs, mysteriously appeared around the sort of protest areas. and then the media went completely hush on that. and so that, that's a standard ammo for the f b i with regards to provoke a turing. i mean they have people in every single activist group.

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