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the, the news in the wake of the taliban shock takeover of i've got to stand the white house says it didn't evacuate people earlier to avoid a complete crisis of confidence in the afghan government. but now goes on to admit that it's related to respond. fail to stop that from happening anyway. another un food agency to warning of shortages and i've gotten this time within weeks. the organizations, a chief for the country telling us of a looming humanitarian catastrophe. needs are enormous. new population are most important seen right now to provide funds so the weekend for wind commercial systems, people from the
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also former off can interpreters, it works with nato forces during the 20 campaign full. i'm the u. k. government for doing nothing. they say to get their families as relatives are stuck in the taliban control country with little chance of escaping further. they go on to say something they didn't expect because it reward after years of loyalty. so i did a great job. but why the jewelry? just trying to get back to us just that kind of shape. we could very sure what we did my family as well. so they're trying to get through the telephone check point to get to choose . one of me i'm sitting here. most good is tuesday, the 24th of august, watching arty international with me, kevin, any for the next half hour. and it's the ongoing situ. and i've kind of stunned
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this making a lot of the headlines days. you heard the so foreign powers are scrambling frantically to meet that august 31st through the polar deadline as the taliban via the consequences. if they don't, president biden has come a scathing criticism from opponents. what's been described as a shambolic us withdrawal. the white has no claims, wanted to avoid a crisis of confidence by evacuating earlier, but admits. now it's belated response, failed to avoid that. anyway, we did contemplate a big grey tail move of afghans and others in the july or early august timeframe. we made the determination not to do so because not just africa and government officials, but supporters of the afghan government in afghanistan, 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, not doing that. evacuation didn't exactly save the afghan government. we acknowledge
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that. but that was a consider judgment at the time. as the pictures come into the world news center, we show them to you on the airport. it's been such a focus of media attention. the cameras there for good reason too. while these were taken at the airport perimeter, as you can see, there are still large crowds of the gates of what is the only way out of the country. people anxiously waiting for the airport doors to open again when that's going to be. so not quite sure they've been shut tight for the last 2 days as they try to deal with people inside, but their hopes may be done. the people outside after washington changed its policy under a new initiative, only american citizens green card holders and people from nato countries are allowed to enter. but afghans who've applied for special us immigrant visas were reportedly told to stay away for now anyway, and that's going to be bitter news for them and not only for them also for their friends and family abroad. i was
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on a date, it was former africa interpreted rallying in london on monday that protesting against what they called the shameful behavior of the british government slamming authorities for doing nothing they say to get their families out of the taliban control country. further saying it's a bitter reward for putting their lives on the line and days passed. if i was in day, if i wouldn't say how they would communicate with the people, how would they find out? who is local, who is in the very show what we did by myself, have a brother who is an interpreter, who was an interpreter for the british forces. he was in the front checkpoint with my family as well. so they're trying to get through the tell a bunch going to get to do when the telephone switched to parents and shockwave through africa, export communities around the world, one exam family enough ghana,
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stan, who he says no terrified at the 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 on the people who cooperated with the government or other nations and then the taliban is not changed . old. the world is looking at them. so they're trying to hold back once they're out of the spotlight, 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 wake. 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. will i go to work every day? and after my shift, i go to see people i hope,
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can help my family while the taliban is being climbing it took the country relatively easily checked these pictures in from the southern province of helman, where the locals are facing the aftermath of what appears to have been a vicious offensive from the militants. look at the marks in the wall they, when they were cole, tyler cole's. we don't know, but you can have a good idea, i guess with no doors or windows left in schools and hospitals that barely able to function. and there's no sign of that changing or improving anytime soon. talk in a which the u. n. is warning that afghanistan faces an absolute catastrophe of hunger, homelessness, and economic collapse and less financial aid is urgently sent. we spoke with you and the secretary general's deputy special representative for the country. it is addition, remains to be tense, needs are enormous, nearly half of the population are either half of the children or 5 or
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intact phase of attrition. and basically very little nothing to eat. and almost 600000 people, at least by the drought and radish the country. one of the major issues which we probably did not factor in is how much of the natural disasters drought and the dates are contributing in the, in the driveway. what happens over the years, we have holders, so much on this component was driving the company. how much we focused on the education, how much we focus on health, how much social will be moving forward in time to be significant attention to areas which are watching the center of the news, the political issues due to the issues that somehow if i get the social needs of people. the limitation right now is local funding. limitation right now is that
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consequences or the military conflicts? but the most important thing right now is to provide funds so that we can why partial assistance to the people. every one on this done, it is a global issue. i've gotten respond ease and we how and looking at the international community. we are malleable, the live site, they will respond to the help will determine so many things in the future or the regular human. and they may be got the woman that we've been meeting the natural disasters, the active development every one meantime, processing the thousands who so far managed to get out of afghanistan. nice start up a major security problem for europe. because hiding among those fleeing the taliban
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. a convicted criminals who were early at actually some of them deported from the block back to have got to stand alone with suspects on various security watch lists to morrow. but peter oliver, mid the chaos and the columbia 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 the slides. 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 who have been able to get back into the european union on evacuation flights in front. 5 people being looked into for having hired suspected linked to the taliban who arrived in that country in germany. 3 people who had already been supported from germany having been convicted of committing crimes there of arrived. then the interior ministry in berlin has said that it's
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just impossible to carry out checks at the gun ends. so all security screenings are happening on the ground in germany. the current procedure is a pragmatic one, which means that security checks on the basis of police findings will only take place in germany. 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, waft the fall of afghanistan in the disorderly way, in which evacuations are being carried out. that could mean for europe. we're seeing right now in capital in other parts of garrison. it's frightening, and i think it could bring about an error 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 help here. because
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ultimately, the situation revolving around off on the sun and people coming here to europe, stems from the u. s. decision to pull those troops off. gonna stand amid the chaos thing pull out from i've got to stop wiki leaks is drawing attention to its post revelations of ada america's longest. for that was that, is it a series of twitter post the organization republish than classified us documents, which it 1st lead to the public a decade ago. back then, we can send that to the sons warned of the goals of us intervention. endless was beneficial to only a few. he said, don't know, quarter picks 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,
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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 me the unvarnished ground level picture of the word of god has done that is in many respects more grief than the official betrayal of the biggest leaks in u. s. military history. a devastating portrait of the failing war in afghanistan from when 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 sides, calling him
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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. julie, this is engaged in terrorism. he should be treated as an enemy combatant. so a sounds 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 108000 people in iraq. and so when you want to distract from this, 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 and was poorly investigated, an american soldier was killed. they called in an ac 130 gunship. this is
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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, appeared to lump civilian deaths with the number of insurgency had killed. wiki leaks, revelations also shed light on special task force. 373, and 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 set a compound quoting nefarious activity there, but it was apparently not the case. it does appear to be evidence of all crimes in
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this material example is the task was 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, the needless suffering caused the fall of a corrupt, failed state. why did all this continue for so long? one answer is gigantic profits for giants of the military. industrial complex with 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 sons claimed is money making scheme of endless war to wash the money out of
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a way out of the basis of european africa back into the head of a try that in the goal. my goal is to have people wonder the west to may want to bury the truth and condemn julian san, 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. we talked about us policy and i've got to start with independent journalists, taylor who duck and former whistleblower pirate brown. and i think the u. s. government to some extent doesn't really know what it's fighting for and 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,
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leakers backs in before dropped into office. i think a ball into a, perhaps, to a, to all time low. and things had not improved and 656 years. i think anyone who knows who they're talking about has to look at the u. s. as a wild animal and go from there. this is not the 1st time that jolina sanchez was correct in his assessment related to us foreign policy. i think we're having conversations about us wars in the middle east and in particular up dana. stan, it is so important to talk about. julian staunch and would you be contribution? i think the united states government is seeking to make an example out of julian assigned to show other journalists. this is looking happened to you if you expose the us military industrial complex. and if you embarrass the u. s. government, we can show that through the afghan war diaries and the rapport laws if these were crimes were not happening here. and there was some sort of rare occurrence. there
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were civilian casualties on a regular basis in wiki lease. expose that we should be thinking, joy and assad, and 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 back there was to annihilate the outcome to terrorist network which declared war in america 5 years before the us at the country. 25 years on the goal appears to be missed despite the u. s. president insisting the tara group had been eradicated. what interest do we have in afghanistan? at this point, with kinder gone, we went to afghanistan 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
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some time. we do not believe it is exorbitantly high, but we don't have an exact figure for you. this also comes with the taliban. put the security cobble in the hands. no caliah. connie, with a $5000000.00 award on his head. at the moment he's on america's most wanted list, and his believe to be linked to al qaeda terrorist operations fees. also thought to run the hotline hud county network, which is a taliban affiliated group. conservative activist at greg, i so back can tell this there's very real chance enough. galveston could turn into a terrorist haven. you have some terrorists whether they were former or al qaeda. alabama. what they did right there is they reunited kind of back to 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
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a new a's and a new hot spot for terrorism and terrorists, such as motel acting as well as their leaders. our band now has more military, great weapon 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. on top alert. we also spoke to write a journalist, a broadcast. the jan laurie who covered vietnam on to africa was he shared with us his thoughts on the us evacuation from cobble comparing it with withdraw back way back from saigon in 1975 to this day. corruption,
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he thinks was the major factor in what we've seen happening the me, in many ways the mission should have ended up with a lot of was killed. that was the purpose. unfortunately, whatever america gets involved in foreign 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 a nation and the way it talk to you run on the issue now is worthy americans prepared to get people out where they getting them out fast enough. the answer is no where they prepare back in 1975. they were
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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 f. get 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 similarity is troubling to me. when you see that the americans seem cobble to have been totally ill prepared for this kind of evacuation me problem lives with the commanding structure and
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whether. busy 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 the military that really 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, $24.00 passed the hour. let me tell you what's a head well mixed messages from ukraine this lunchtime, on the possible hijacking. one of his planes in cobb for a correspondence across it will be back off the break the
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world, the politic sport business. i'm show business. i'll see you then. me the again, so picking up from what i was saying for the break that we're hearing, conflicting reports is lunchtime, on the possible hijacking of ukrainian planet cobble airport. this stage is not clear what type of played it was. the countries foreign minister revealing earlier tuesday. those has been around for few hours. the aircraft sent to evacuate ukrainians from the gun capital had been hijacked and flown to iran, but ministry spokesperson then later dismissing that information. so more questions and answers to be true pokes i correspond on this one. yeah. where do we start with this one? we did bring it to view it earlier because there was a lot of conflicting info here, potentially serious, but then it's being dismissed. yeah, it's really troubles mess. nobody really knows for sure what is going on right now
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. the training foreign ministry you seem seems to be arguing with itself at this point. so yeah, earlier today the deputy foreign minister of ukraine came out with a statement saying that several flights intended to evacuate ukrainians from gaston were unsuccessful. but more than that, he claimed that one of the plains was hijacked. then on a later date, it was practically stolen and flown to iran. and then 3 other flights were unsuccessful. last sunday, our plan was hijacked on tuesday. the plane was practically stolen from us again, it flew to run with an, an identified group of passengers on board instead of lifting ukrainians. our next 3 evacuation attempts were also not successful because our people could not get into the airport. now this faith and the one that caused so many questions and raised so many eyebrows. but because the statement really, the phrasing is rather unclear because we don't even know what kind of plane it is . is that a military plane? is it a civilian plane?
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and it's kind of unclear what the deputy for minutes or even means 1st it was hijacked, then it was practically stolen. unclear what that supposed to mean. then 3 flights were unsuccessful. it's not even clear how many planes we're talking about, but assuming it's one and that it was hijacked. so there's questions. where is it right now? is anybody looking for it? because a hijacked plane is a serious issue. it's the serious security concern. but the deputy foreign minister did not give any further statements or clarifications on that, but just mere hours later, the spokesperson for the foreign ministry came out with a safe and completely contradicting the deputy foreign minister and saying that the whole narrative about a hijacked plane is false narrative, there are no hijacked ukrainian plains, neither in capital nor anywhere else. the information about a hijacked plane been spread by some media is not true. so apparently, according to the spokesperson,
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what the deputy foreign minister meant to say was that the afghans, the situation in afghanistan is chaotic. that the diplomats are having a hard time evacuating the gradient citizen. but he also reiterated that and assured everybody that all the planes that were sent to gaston have landed successfully. and that over $250.00 ukranian citizens were successfully evacuated over the course of 3 flights. apparently the ones that the deputy minister considered unsuccessful. so this is all confusing until a bit of a lot of conflicting information basically. and the statements from the dream for a ministry aren't helping because apparently they're in shambles right now with all the chaos going on in the country. and i've got to stand right now, but also besides view statements, there's also more rumors going on on line more report, one of which we've heard that it states that it was actually the us military that appropriated the plane for its own uses because the us is now in charge of
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evacuation attempts and again, a fan and then there was another report saying that it was the pilots of this plane that they basically decided to make a quick buck and decided to live some wealthy shape instead over lifting ukrainian regulation. but i mean, it must be something going on maybe behind the scenes. they are trying to make the best of it. but it's worrying for anyone. may have people coming back on these planes flores, but like right now, we don't even know any information about the flames. what was the flight? anything where it's going over time to meet you. we'll let you try and get some more information on this for the day. come back column. be here in the next 2 hours, but for me, kevin, when i'm done and dusted for no key party, they'll come by, aside from that happens today as they call and say very soon from state side studios. next. it's news views hughes here to international assessing more impacts of what's been happening and i've gone here mosca this tuesday for now. kevin, or the team. wish you a great day the
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