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miss gilroy back to work for me when i get up there for us, let me know the breaking news on r. c. a wrong kid fits a residential building and carbo killing at least 2 people, including a child me to report to saying that this was a us drug strike the salad. i'm just really the extra security cobb level following this resting scenes witnessed earlier in the week on a suicide attack. it targeted the port claiming at least $170.00 lives, including 13 u. s. troops. hundreds of people were also left injured in the
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following 20 years of war and trillions of dollars spent on the veterans voice, their anger at how the situation in the country has been rivals so quickly. just given invading data found was already a failure. historically, no one has ever able to conquer up data will continue to make the same big mistake and we're just being used for the will of the m i. c. and i good afternoon. thanks for joining us for the weekly hit on our t international. we'll begin with news of an explosion that's been reported in carbo, but just 3 days after a suicide bombing occurred at the cities, airport. 2 people, including a child of reportedly died in strike on
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a residential building with 3 other people injured releases, news agencies, citing to unnamed pentagon officials a saying that this was a us right. and strike sco lie to the afghan capital correspondent on the ground that rod garcia is keeping across events. what's the latest information now in cobble met? well the details appear to be emerging. we now know that this attack happened just a few kilometers west of the airport. the long airport road will to near shaheed road that was reported earlier. it is a large residential district where the you, you may be able to see the mountains, the 2 hills behind me while the airport is just behind them. that again is where
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this a legit drone strike took place to get. reuters reporting that it was a united, a drug strike conducted by the united states. we heard initially that a rocket had struck a residential area. now apparently a mix all launched by a drone to people reportedly killed the still, early, more casualties may emerge. the number may change among them a child as well as 3 other people who appear to have been appear to have been injured. we know that the united states had previously said they expect an attack. and the latest drone strike, again, reportedly targeted a suicide bomber, who was preparing to attack the airport to launch another attack, a capital airport, where the united states and its allies. i still stationed still a vi evacuating from they have until the 1st of september. by when they're supposed
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to be out on the 31st of august, they're supposed to be according to the agreement with a tally about out of the airport. this all of course cotton's just days after a much deadly, a suicide bomber bombing at the north gave to the airports during which 13 us troops perished, as well as more than a 100 near $200.00 app guides. among the many taliban, many women children who were waiting for evacuation wanted to get out of, of got his don fearing perhaps retaliation from the tally. but many of them are also allegedly killed by gunfire. in the ensue in panic. with nato troops reportedly far rigged into the crowds who themselves panic as a result of the blas. again, the situation here is as very tense, both from the perspective of security security badges that have been acted here. isis has claimed responsibility for the previous bombing. and it had been feared
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that they would lodge more attacks on the airport. that is the threat that has been persistent here for days here. apparently, if this is all, if this is all verified, if this is all true that they targeted a suicide bomber, perhaps another attack has been avoided. okay, that someone on the grounding, cobble lumber. i guess the of that with the latest from afghanistan, let's go next to an a or, and who's a defense and political commentator. we'll get a bit more of his analysis on, on this story just to just to begin this conversation. i mean, by just adding to what we heard from our correspondence in cobble, he said that reports were saying that this was a suicide bomber who was being targeted by us. don't struggle. just add to that. a tweet is just come from a really to correspondent who is saying that the us official said that this dr. strike was being carried out against the a call that was rigged with explosives that they believed was going to target
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cobble airport. so that's what the us military officials are saying that the job strike was about it would appear, the victims, the civilians are a child and another civilian. what would they would call us officials would call collateral damage presumably and it and it raises that issue. the siege gray area. what point is it acceptable to sacrifice civilians in the belief that maybe you will save a larger number and i guess it brings the whole fog of war to, to the frontage of what is acceptable and not that phrase collateral damage. right. neil, you put it exactly right. it's a painful moral. an operational dilemma. if you don't that you are going to suffer mass casualties, but you're not sure you can pinpoint and strike the perpetrator without heating
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others. what are the limits to what is called limited strike and been paid because a couple ethnic capital. but being kind of country of god, eastern are and government. perhaps i'm gonna book this is what we are expecting to see in the months of perhaps years ahead. as probably been tries to rule the country volleyball, he's only the most power to militia or organization around not the only one i. c, k is challenging. much as we saw 20 years ago. the northern alliance challenge to the bottom. and. busy of course, at that time will be coming up with the united states forces, which came over in october of 2001 to have the bench $911.00 and beloved them. and these accomplish all of that means that the piece, not the book,
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it's called the q asian effort. we keep the only targets for such terror acts. they are going to keep going, keep moving and force presence. say he's not going to to find the solution here. because force presence is also a magnet for i thanks. and then you need more presence in order to protect your holes. absurdum. yeah, and moral morally is very easy to criticize a joint strike that might kill 2 innocent civilians at the same time. without it, would we be talking about another attack like the $13.00 days ago with a 100 plus innocent civilians killed. but what he does, i think regardless highlight is just how bad the security situation is in cobble at the moment. has this surprised people? do you think that people thought when the taliban arrived in the capital that
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things would settle down? yes, indeed. much like the fashion collect of the african nationalist security forces surprised people in the west observers day expect that the mirror image is going to take place that the taliban would prove to be all powerful that they could throw the call around and perhaps help the withdrawing americans and the others into security at both. and because the director william burns talked about with the telephone leaders and we could go or so, but apparently the telephone no better. they cannot from me to keep everyone under the auspices it will. they think the time you've ever,
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especially not seen the conditions now 3 fairly around the co signed the most possible to sort out who's the best guy who's did the good guy who's neutral and the result. he's such terrible terror acts as we have seen late last week, as well as today. please forgive me. this is, sounds terribly cynical, but it's kind of borne of experience at the moment. will media public attention? very much focused on gone, largely because it's a lot of the talk of the foreign nationals with the europeans, the u. s. once they've all withdrawn, will external nations, the international communities we're often referring to them. will they cast so much when it's an internal fight between isis k and the taliban? and it's not foreigners, but it's only going through a dying. well, neil, you phrase your remark was a question mark at the end. but actually it's an exclamation mark. of course,
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people will not care about done. we all remember what happened during the cold war, even before the invasion in the late 1979. when the american health paper wrote the the, the west to east when very so they did not to south and never the twain shall meet . people do not care about far away land, where the electorate, where the population cannot run its own business. it's only when foreigners are a way that people care. i mean thanks so much for your time, i guess i'm a oran defense and political commentator. thank you. thank you. will be i splinter group that i mentioned just there. isis k. behind thursdays, bombings, as they claims it's a group that's been active in eastern afghanistan and pakistan. and at last, the savage campaign of bloodshed, when it was founded back in 2015 the
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the we did hear about this group for example, and i believe, april 2017. when trump and essentially authorized the pentagon to drop the mother of all bombs in eastern afghanistan, i believe in the none go har, province on ices k. but the roots of this group and its existence is poorly understood. and of course, when we hear these press briefings at the pentagon, there's very little context as group actually is a direct by product of the us invasion and occupation of afghanistan. it grew out
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of the pockets, donnie taliban, who were disgruntled tally bon members who wanted to carry out attacks on us targets inside pakistan and afghanistan. one of their most spectacular attacks was on camped camp chapman, u. s. military base where they used a c. i turn coat to attack us soldiers. there are several other attacks on american assets. and this all led to a rise of terrorism inside pocket on directly related to the u. s. presence in afghanistan, 6 years ago, the pakistani taliban, which was widely suspected of being used by the african government, backed by the u. s. against pakistan turned into isis k central. it's the same thing as isis. so most viewers with no slumming state of iraq and syria, right. isis, which was this group that took over in 2014, 2015 big swats of iraq. and sir, and by the way, who were able to do that because of massive amounts of military equipment that the
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us left behind, the civically interact. that's where they really got their weapons from. they went into iraq, took those home these weapons and went back into syria, isis k, which is the islamic state of correspond, which essentially means eastern. they don't like the taliban, they're not friends with the taliban. they've been fighting the taliban. but more importantly, they've been fighting us and i bring up the point about the weapons because we just did the exact same thing enough dennis and left behind. unbelievable amounts of us military equipment, massive amounts of weaponry and guns black hawk helicopters from these. we left it all there the same way that we did in iraq. so we could be creating a very similar problem. what we saw 20142015 with the other isis that isis case fall from being the only faction able to carry out such attacks that warning coming from the us gun national resistance from which controls the punchy of valley and area now seen as being the center of anti telephone opposition is foreign relations had believed that the terrorist threats in the country right now is even stronger
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than it was 20 years ago. it could be, i says, cables we think there are, there are other elements plan. the attacks might have perpetrated such attacks against us soldiers and was a terrorist attack on the watch of the taliban. a group that says we are able to provide security. and now in one day we see numerous terrorist attacks happening on the watch. unfortunate the international terrorism and get us on as much stronger compared to 2001. this is something that the national resistance front of afghan on has been saying for the past year. we believe the international community should help our efforts to combat or national terrorism and afghans in 1900 on the, to the international community. abandoned that scanned them and we saw how afghanistan became a haven for terrorists groups. the same will happen in the international community, abandoned of canada into 2021. there's no pose threat towards everyone. no one is
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exempt. and terrorism is after every state, whether it's part of the western world, or the 13 soldiers killed and thursday's bombing. with the 1st death of us personnel, enough gone this time for 18 months, and one of the largest daily death tolls for a decade. 10 of the service, ma'am, with from the camp pendleton, military base, stops in california. dozens of people have been laying flowers there at the entrance to the site. the among those killed at comprised of 9 marines and a sailor. most of them are in the early twenty's, the pendleton base. it is home to the 1st marine division, the largest and oldest in the core, was paying their respects, including relatives of those killed, expressed sorrow and frustration that the tragic events gave him and let him down the leaders. and as she could feel
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this through buds through mission at this point and tell him to send them in like that, you never want to, you never want to see something like that happen. and so that's that's, that's our break. and there's not enough words to express, you know how i feel right now, but i just, you know, i feel that somebody has led on there and then it's just was, so i need it so unnecessary. you know, had sir seen are veterans voicing their anger at how the current situation is played out. we heard from 2 former services, the real failure of this war and up can expand or whatever you want to call that a conflict was explicitly pointed out in the dentist and papers where a lot of generals basically spoke about the fact that there was no mention they had no mission, they didn't know what they were doing there, and they didn't know what they were going to do in the future anyway. so yes, of course, i think, i think not even pulling out of just even invading up. dennis sam was
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a radio taylor, historically no one has been ever able to conquer up down and people are set. busy with people i talked to r a re it's completely budged. there is no. ready political will, and there is still americans trapped in afghanistan and still haven't been able to get to and as far as lessons learned from, i mean other previous words. i mean, if we haven't learned from vietnam, if we didn't learn from, you know, from iraq and early to thousands. i mean, we're just gonna continue to make the same big mistakes because we're not the ones that are pocketing the mit. and we're just being used for the will of the m i c. and that's and that's what i say about that. as the crisis in afghanistan, them falls. wiki leaks is drawing attention to pass revelations about what's been america's longest war and a series of twitter post the organization republished classified us documents that
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the 1st lead to the public a decade ago. back then we can found the julian songs warned us intervention would be an endless war. beneficial to only a few of these don't a quarter takes of 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 san, she's 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 90. 1000 leaked reports that shed light on the grim affairs, the u. s. was for understandable reasons hesitant to share with the public the
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unvarnished ground level picture of the word of gaston, that is in many respects more green than the official betrayal of the biggest leaks in u. s. military history. a devastating portraits of the failing war in afghanistan. 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 to assad's calling him a criminal for apparently putting american lives in danger. what leeks 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 as
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a case by case level in the death 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. with the 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 killed in an ac $130.00 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
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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 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 material. example is the task force free 73 high miles missile strike on a house which killed 7 children made later recognise 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,
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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 use wash money out of a way out of the base of europe, africa, back into the head of a trend. that is, my goal is to have in 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
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extradited from a u. k. jail cell to the united states. okay, let's finish this up by getting back to our breaking news story. a rocket blast is that a to killed at least 2 people in the african capital carpal, western media quoting u. s. military sources. a saying that this was a us drain, strike, targeting a bomb laden vehicle. it comes just 3 days after suicide bombing at the cities international airport, just 2 days prior to the us pull out deadlines. let's go live to the capital against the car before as a. what more can you tell us about this? suppose it us drawing strong rather while it is now been confirmed that it was a drone strike. it took place just beyond the valley between the 2 hills behind me,
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a few kilometers east of the airport itself, of capital airport, a few kilometers west. sorry, that is where the drone strike took place. it targeted a residential neighborhood. apparently they were targeting a vehicle board id, improvised explosive device, which presumably according to reports, says suicide bomber was going to drive into the airport to, to get attacked the airport just a few days after the deadly blast, the suicide blast, the cause $200.00 casualties. as many people are injured, we have also heard the 2 people have been killed among them may have been a child, 3 others were apparently injured. again, this is just a few days after that deadly attacked at the airport. 13 american troops parish,
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the dozens of taliban sizes, and more than a 100 women, children, civilians all desperate to get inside. before the evacuation wraps up on the 31st of august, that is the deadline for american troops their allies to get out of of got to start unless they want to risk confrontation with the taliban. the taliban has made that very clear as the evacuation vax wraps up, the, the situation here is heads. it is steady because of the security threat that isis k, which claimed responsibility for the last bombing, may try to attack the airport again. that is the biggest fear, but aside from that bombing, aside from the latest drone strike will, as try conducted by us forces things wall peds have remain somewhat somewhat peaceful. appreciate the update us and i guess they are on the ground there and cobble forth. okay, that wraps it up for this news hour and it's been
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a busy one. you want seeing our team to national thanks so much for company. if you count each only 4 days in half an hour, the ah, the earth still large enough to satisfy the ambitions of jeff based on, you know, it's got its tentacles in so many aspects of the economy. there's nothing that amazon isn't trying to get into to step by step. the amazon empire has extended its grip on the world that was like a duck quacked, like a dog dog. so amazon looks like monopoly trays like a monopoly makes money like the monopoly behaves like monopoly, like amazon essentially controlled the marketplace. it's not really a market as a private arena where a single company controls the distribution of daily products. and the infrastructure of our economy is the, according to amazon,
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me only one main thing is important for not as an internationally speaking that is a nation's but that's allowed to do anything, all the master races. and then you have the mind, nations who are the slaves americans, brock, obama, and others have had a concept of american exceptionalism. international law exist as long as it serves the american interest. if it doesn't, it doesn't exist by turning those russians enter this dangerous man that wants to take over the world. that was a conscious strategy. so i'm going to a new one. i english v i v. i not leashed off in one tablet block, nato could. it's out. we move east and the reason us hedge empty some dangerous is the lie, the sovereignty of other countries. the exceptionalism that america uses in its
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international war planning is one of the greatest threats to the populations of different nations. if need disbanded, shareholders in the united states and elsewhere in larger companies would lose millions and millions or in business and businesses. good. and that is the reality of what we're facing, which is faster. ah the me, the me a well controls as far as a great power culture is not different from the jostling place in
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a high school hierarchy, big guys playing games of him against one another. well, trying to marshall others why the pacific, you have a combustible mix of national interest by the ever present political rivalry. no wonder the reading that the next the war will break out in asia is not a credible threat. well, it's not that i'm now joined by for a while. the former foreign secretary. you actually have a great, great honor for me to talk to you. thank you very much for your time. my pleasure. thank you very much for inviting. you gave me several days more than 4 days. you'll like to be diplomatic service. diplomacy, especially in your region, has never been short on rivalry intrigues and all sorts of complicated relationships. when you look back at your long career.


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