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ah, ah, this is art international in our headlines it mid day. the taliban shock taker over . i've got to stand on the ramifications of it. well, the white so says he didn't the vacuum people earlier to avoid a complete crisis of confidence in the afghan government then that was going to admit, so it's related to respond. failed to stop that from happening anyway. and also from the now the you and food agency is warning of shortages and i've got to stand within weeks. the organization to aid chief for the country telling us of a looming, humanitarian catastrophe. needs are enormous. community hospitals and population are most important thing right now. he's going to provide funds so that we can provide some partial people, some kind of stuff. also
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former off gun interpreters who work with nato forces jury with 20 a campaign. slam the u. k. government. now if we're doing nothing to get their families out, as relatives are stuck in the taliban controlled country with little chance of escaping, they say this is something they didn't expect as a reward of 2 years of loyalty. so i did a great job. but why are they just trying to get back to us this kind of shame, shame what we did my family as well. they're trying to get through the telephone said point to get to did what? i hello there. tuesday 24th of august. you watching out international live with me, kevin, in from a world news center. and the ongoing situation is,
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i've got the stands make a lot of headlines, as you heard, is where we're starting and foreign power is there. and then in a for sig scramble to try to meet that august 31st true, pull out the deadline, was the taliban vo consequences if they don't. president biden's come on, the scathing criticism from opponents. what's been described as a shambolic us withdrawal. the why it has no claims actually wanted to avoid a crisis of confidence by evacuating earlier, but it makes its belated response failed to avoid that. anyway, we did contemplate a big grape hail, move of afghans and others in the july, early august timeframe. we made the determination not to do so because not just african government officials, but supporters of the afghan government. and i can't stand including many of the people who want to come out. now. said that doing so would trigger a complete crisis of confidence in the government as it turns out. not taking out the vacuum and not doing that. evacuation didn't exactly say the afghan government . we acknowledge that. but that was
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a consider judgment at the time. how's we get them? we bring you the latest pages to show you. well, this is the airport perimeter. it's so often been in the headlines. good reason to it's such an important focal point. here. as you can see, large crowds, the gates of the only way out of the country. the moment people anxiously waiting for the airport to open its doors again. they've been shut tight for the last 48 hours. but their hopes may be touched after washington recently changed its policy at the hub under new initiative board in starting yesterday. only american citizens green card holders, or people from nato countries are allowed to enter cause for afghans have applied for special us immigrant phases. while they've reported being told to stay away for now, and that's going to be bitter news for them as well as also for the friends and family abroad. i was indeed former afghan interpreters rallied in london on monday, thinking that they were protesting against what they call the shameful behavior of
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the british government, slamming authorities for doing nothing they say to get the families out of the taliban control country. it's bitter reward. they say for putting their lives on the line previously. if i was in day, if i wouldn't take this holiday, would communicate with the people. how would they find out? who is local, who is in surgery. so i don't know the grades, but why they kill us. why? because why they can target families in the home at the operations such as for in today we come in here and they are just trying to get back to us. the 2nd shame we, we feel very show what we did for myself, have a brother who is an interpreter, who was an interpreter for the british forces. he was his dentist at the airport trying to get to the airport actually even did it from checkpoint with the taliban
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. my family as well. so they're trying to get through the telephone check point to get to the when the taliban swept to power at sent shock waves through africa, export communities around the world. and one little example we're going to talk about and i was guy called mohammed ship. he's an africa who works as a cook in italy. he fought in the army against the taliban, and he's still as an extended family. and i've got a son who he says on a terrified prospect of a taliban regime to let him in him. i am here in italy, but my thoughts are enough. galveston every day. i think of how they are, what they are doing and how i can help them. i feel really bad about what is happening in our country. we never thought something like this could ever happen. that the taliban are going to every home to take revenge. the people who cooperated with the government or other nations and the taliban has not changed all the world is looking at them. so they're trying to hold back once they're out of the
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spotlight, their contract even worse than before. they will never change. i have 2 sisters, a brother and some nephews and nieces who are in my country. they want to leave it with their scared. i'm better afraid of dying it beg, since all this happened. i do not know if i'm sleeping or i'm awake. i do not know what i'm doing. i go to work every day. and after my reading, it took the country relatively easily without pictures. now, to show you from the southern province helmand, where locals are facing the aftermath of the military vicious offensive. no, he's seen the hotels in the wall there. we don't know when they would cause when they happen. may be recently though, maybe bullet holes with no doors or windows left in schools and hospitals that barely able to function. and of course there's no sun about improving anytime soon . especially as the u. n is warning that last got his faces, an absolute catastrophe, soon of hunger, homelessness, and economic collapse and less financial aid is urgently sent. we spoke with you
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and secretary general deputy special representative for the country. its edition remains to be tense needs are enormous, nearly half of the population are neither half of the children or 5 orientation phase of attrition. basically are very little nothing to eat. and almost 600000 people didn't place by the drought continues to ravage the country. one of the major issues which we probably did not factor in is how much of the natural disasters drought, and the forward dates are contributing in the, in the driving of what this happens over the years. we have holders for so much on this component of what the driving company, how much we focused on the education,
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how much we thought was held, how much is social will be moving forward. we should do that every time that the significance attention to which are watching the center of the news, the political issues due to didn't issues that somehow if i get bob, the social needs of the people litigation right now is funding litigation right now . these are the military conflicts, but the most important thing right now is to provide funds so that we can wind partial systems to the people who are going to start every one on this data is a global issue. i've gotten this ease and we how and looking at the international community, we are malleable, the live site, they, we really just stuck on the help will determine so many things in the future or the
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regular human. and they may be the woman that we are needing the natural disasters, the active development everyone so many elements. his huge story processing, the thousands of the sofa managed to get out of afghanistan, thrown up some major security problems now over in europe. because hiding among those fleeing the taliban convicted criminals that really deported from the blog back to have got to stand alone with suspects from security watch lists to peter, all of us got more on that. mid the chaos and the clamber to get people out of carpal airport. what isn't possible to do is to screen people and to see if anybody who shouldn't be coming to the european union is on those flights. what we have seen already is that people who have been on security watch list as well as the people already being deported from the e. u for having committed crimes. have been able to get back into the european union on evacuation flights in front of people being looked into for having had
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suspected linked to the taliban who arrived in not country in germany. 3 people who had already been ported from germany having been convicted of committing crimes that of arise. then the interior ministry in berlin has said that it's just impossible to carry out checks at the gun end. so all security screenings are happening on the ground in germany is immune. the current procedure is a pragmatic one, which means that security checks on the basis of police findings will only take place in germany. and it was deliberately decided that we no longer carry out checks on the spot. but after arrival in germany. well, here in budapest who i'm speaking to you from, the hungarian government had previously warned what the fall of afghanistan and the disorderly way in which evacuations are being carried out. that could mean for europe. what we're seeing right now in capital, in other parts of garrison,
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is frightening. and i think it could bring about an air in migration and international terrorism that we didn't want and perhaps could have avoided joe biden. the u. s. president will take part in a digital g 7 summit. later on tuesday, there is almost certain to face questions from european allies over what help, what plans the u. s. has and is prepared to give an order to a healthier because ultimately the situation revolving around a gun that's done. and people coming here to europe, stems from the u. s. decision to pull those troops. gonna start amid the chaotic pull out from i've got to stand wiki leaks and i was drawing attention to its past revelations about what was, is america's longest war and a series of twitter. post the organization, republish classified us documents, and which had 1st lead to the public a decade ago. but then wikileaks found that during the sounds want the goals of us intervention, endless war beneficial to only a few. he said back then,
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total court to take up the story. the swift fall of the afghan capital cast a dark shadow over every sacrifice made in the fight against the taliban. but there is a man who tried to stop things from going down this road. his name is julian, a son, she is the co founder of wiki leaks, and behind one of the biggest revelations in u. s. military history. in 2010, the whistleblower group released the afghan papers for the 91000 leak reports that shed light on the grim affairs. the u. s. was for understandable reasons hesitant to share with the public the unvarnished ground level picture of the word of gaston, that is in many respects more grief than the official betrayal of the biggest leaks in u. s. military history. a devastating portraits of the failing war in afghanistan when
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these reports came into the public eye, washington's reaction was not to say, sorry, or even to try to deflect a guilt. instead, it shifted the blame on 2 songs, calling him a criminal for apparently putting american lives in danger. what he likes, walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service. it is an attack on the international community liaisons engaged in terrorism. he should be treated as an enemy combatant. so a psalms put american lives in danger. when he showed the world how us soldiers actually killed innocent people, how publications documented their involvement in a case by case level in the death of more than 20000 people in afghanistan and more than a 108000 people in iraq. and so when you want to distract from this,
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you just make the same accusation to the, to the person that is making accusation against you. wiki leaks determined that the 2006 operation medusa resulted in one of the highest civilian death tolls of the war. despite the shocking circumstances surrounding the event. it was poorly investigated. an american soldier was killed. they called in an ac 130 gunship. this is a c 130 cargo, refitted with canons on the side. it circled overhead and rained down shells the warlock say $181.00 enemy were killed. the logs also say there were no wounded or captured. it was a significant massacre. the afghan papers go on to suggest that the cover ups began with those actually carrying out the slaughter us soldiers reporting on their own actions appear to lump civilian deaths with the number of insurgency had killed. wiki leaks revelations also shed light on special task force. 373 and
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a lead unit tasked with hunting down taliban leaders. many times though, they were involved in the killing of civilian men, women, and children, and washington later trying to water down the situation with misleading information about what happened. one example of this was when the task force fired rockets at a compound quoting nefarious activity there. but it was apparently not the case. it does appear to be evidence of all crimes. in this example is the task for 373 high miles missile strike on a house which killed 7 children. nato later recognized the children's deaths they had caused, but said that initially they had no idea they were there. the colossal price american taxpayers paid. needless suffering caused the fall of a corrupt, failed state. why did all this continue for so long? one answer is gigantic prophets for giants of the military. industrial complex with
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stock returns from 2001 to 2021. for government contracted companies like lockheed martin and northrop grumman totaling more than 1000 percent. it's one of many, seemingly inevitable consequences of what a san claimed is a money making scheme of endless war to wash money out of the way out of europe, back into the head of a trade that in the goal, to go into having people who no wonder the west may want to bury the truth and condemn julian a song whose fate is still hanging in the air as he faces 175 years in prison. if extradited from a u. k. jail cell, to the united states. he talked about to us policy and i've got to start with independent journalists, taylor who can also former whistleblower barret brown to i think the u. s.
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government to some extent it doesn't really know what it's fighting for nor the funding. pretty regular thing. such, it's more of a reflexive sort of series of power plays by individuals in the government. the basically the manner in which the u. s. has a pedal, whistleblowers, journalists, leakers facts even before dropped into office. i think a ball into a, perhaps, to a, to all time low and things had not improved 656 years. i think anyone who knows who they're talking about has to look at us as a wild animal and go from there. this is not the 1st time that jolina sanchez was correct in his assessment related to u. s. foreign policy. i think what having conversations about us wars in the middle east and in particular afghan, it's dan. it is so important to talk about julian hassan, and would you be contributions?
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i think the united states government is seeking to make an example out of julian authority to show other journalists, this is what can happen to you if you expose the u. s. military industrial complex, and if you embarrass the u. s. government, we can only show that through the afghan war diaries in the rapport logs. these were crimes were not happening here and there. this is with some sort of rare occurrence. there were civilian casualties on a regular basis in wiki lease. expose that we should be thinking, joanna sergeant, we should all be advocating for his immediate release because this was certainly public interest journalism. one of the key ames of the us invasion of afghanistan was to annihilate the al qaeda terrorist network which declared war america 5 years before the us and the country will 25 years. although the goal appears to be missed despite the us president insisting the tara group had been eradicated. what interest do we have in afghanistan? at this point with god we went to have ghana,
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stan for the express purpose of getting rid of al qaeda in afghanistan as well as, as well as getting you know, some a lot. and we did how many i'll kind of remain in africa and we know that, okay, al qaeda is a presence as well as isis in afghanistan. and we've talked about that for quite some time. we do not believe it is exorbitantly high, but we don't have an exact figure for you. this also comes as the taliban puts the security cobble in the hands of her legal, her connie, now with a $5000000.00 award on his head, he's on america's most wanted list, and his believe to be linked to al qaeda terrorist operations. he's also thought to run the hard line, cutting network, which is a taliban affiliated group. conservative activists, greg i so back can tell. this is a very real chance that i've got this done. could turn into a terrorist haven. you have terrorists whether they were former or al qaeda
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taliban. what they did right there is they reunited kind of back to see how things used to be when the taliban was kind of really running the show over there. we can expect basically, full blown islamic state leadership coming straight out of bowl, as well as a new haze in a new hot spot for terrorism and terrorists, such as motel acting as well as their leaders. taliban now has more military, great weapons in that country. then probably we do actually think that's what they're doing on the giant middle finger to america. we got to take this seriously . i mean, this is a radical group of taliban extreme. and these are some of the worst people on earth . after 20 years of us being over there and disrupting their way, a life taking taliban live, killing them all ad. so i wouldn't be surprised if they try to get revenge on us. but we just need to be ready. we need to, our terrorism needs to be heads on the switch,
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on top alert. we'll thoughts on this also. so to write to jonas and broadcast to jim laurie, who covered vietnam and to africa was he shed, or this, his thoughts on the us evacuation from cobbled comparing it with the withdraw from saigon back in 1975, adding that corruption was a major factor in what we've seen today, the me, in many ways the mission should have ended when i was out of it, a lot of was killed. that was the purpose. unfortunately, whenever america gets involved in following wars, they have a tendency to want to rebuild the nation. sometimes in the model of the way americans think things should be. i'm not saying this building is not a good thing, but it's almost in unachievable thing. it seems to me, if you, if you try to put it in terms of the way american see
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a nation and the way it ought to be run on the issue now is where the americans prepared to get people out really getting them out fast enough. the answer is no where they prepare back in 1975. they were also not prepared to scramble and they basically avoid all the bureaucracy. the american bureaucracy is much more complicated today that it was in 1975. i see the process for getting visas for the african interpreters is an enormously complicated process. that kind of thing did not exist in 1975 people were getting out much more easily. there are so many parallels now, of course, totally different wars, different history, different backgrounds, different context, what the panics end of each of these wars bears. so much
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similarity is troubling to me. when you see that the americans seem cobble to have been totally prepared for this kind of evacuation me. the problem lives with the commanding structure and whether or not they were good, strong, dedicated who had a loyal following commanders. and we here, and we read about all the corruption that occurred over this period time. we read about phantom armies and i was interested to see that there were numbers of military that were really that didn't really exist. it's not easy to lose a 20 year war. and now america, in 50 years as last to 20 year wars still to come here. not international with me. kevin, i always go so much more to tell you this, that a form
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a u. k. prime minister who sent troops into afghanistan way, but then blocks the u. s. decision now to pull out calling the reasoning behind it . imbecilic. after this break. i ah, 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 critical of time. time to sit down and talk i
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me ah ah, i use the former british prime minister, tony blair, who sent you k troops into a gun is done 20 years ago. criticize the u. s. decision now than to pull out front of the justifications behind it. imbecilic, we didn't need to do it, we chose to do it. we did it in a b,
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d and to an embassy really political slogan about ending the forever was. blair added that britain's involvement in the region was not hopeless despite the color bands advance and the has a moral obligation to stay in the country until the afghans who need to be are evacuated. the journalists, international affairs spaces, which had met her to scathing about place claims. he calls the slogan about ending forever, was in basilica. 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 ghana, son and iraq. and he's the one who can not finish the war or 20 years later now in 2021. and he's still offering excuses, trying to justify what he did, 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 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? he's the one who started this war in iraq and afghanistan. he was right behind
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george bush in the warranty, of course, and still trying to justify what he did. you know that he's away from going to start next. washington d. c. police officer who fatally shot at from support during the january 6 capital building rights has been cleared by an internal probe. the case has become a political cause, with some republicans hailing the victim usa force veteran ashley babbitt, a mater kellum, open report. this is part of the ongoing fall out of the january 6 the capital riot, and we now have the us capital police announcing that they have concluded their investigation into the killing of ashley babbitt who was fatally shot during the event that took place on capitol hill. now, according to the statement they've released, there won't be any disciplinary action against the officer and carried out the shooting. they say case closed. this is what they said. the actions of the officer in this case potentially saved members and stuff from serious injury and possible
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death from a large crowd of riots who forced their way into the u. s. capital and to the house chamber where members and stuff was steps the way. now many conservatives say the case is not closed, and furthermore, there's a lot of outrage on the conservative side because the name of the officer who pulled the trigger has not been reveal it say there are very serious threat to the person involved. his life is on the line, and so they cannot make public the individual who shot ass babbitt, many conservatives have kind of considered ashley babbitt to be a martyr. many liberals are deeply concerned about this and the politicization of this gas. it's also important to know that there were 3 other protesters who died during the january 6 capital via now 2 died from natural causes and one from a drug overdose. in addition to that, there was another cap, a capitol police officer who died on the scene. first,
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it was reported that he was bludgeon das. later it was ruled that he died from a stroke. and after the capital riot, there are 4 officers who are involved, who are alleged to have committed suicide. and is said that the trauma of the capital riot contributed to that. so that's the situation. but as of now, the capital police say case closed no further investigation, no disciplinary action against the officer. kennedy for the new york city will keep post. of course, if change is that case, you're talking about there, but that's what we got to time for so far. big invite you to creep across everything we're talking about at home. but for now, here in moscow, this tuesday, kevin out of the teen wishy a great day, and thank you for watching r t international. let's take a trip down memory lane through the history books, talk to my cio,
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politics as it was a 100 years ago. 150 years ago from some big brain sort of looking at the big map and how that's relevant today. who want to make note certainly, you know, borders and my number please. as emerge. we don't have authority, we go to the back seen the whole world, leads to take action and be ready. not a joke, people judge commoners crisis we can do better, we should be better. everyone is could.


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