ah, ah, breaking news he are here on r t a pentagon probe has found no misconduct or negligence in the botched us drones strike, uncle bull earlier this year. the attack left 10 civilians dead including 7 children . u. s. medicines watchdog backs pfizer despite a whistleblower report in the british medical journal alleging serious flaws in the companies coven vaccine testing. and us democrats suffer a surprising defeat. and a pivotal governor's election in virginia is widely considered to be a major test for biden's presidency. ah . broadcasting live from russia to the world. this is our to international. my
name's donald quarter. welcome to the program. 2 first, we go to our breaking news. the u. s. defense department prob has found no misconduct or negligence, and the mistaken us drones strike on kabul earlier this year. the strike left 10 civilians dead, including 7 children. the investigation found no violation of law including the law of war, did find execution errors confirmed by confir may or a combined with confirmation bias and communication. greg, the breakdowns that regrettably lead to civilian casualties earlier senior correspondent, more ad gasdio, who reported from kabul during the chaotic us withdrawal, spoke with my colleague colin bray, who was about about what was said at the pentagon briefing. what essentially the pentagon is saying that their own investigation has found them not guilty. what they have said is that as we heard execution error as well as communication
breakdowns and other big things are, what are, what are to blame and all of this. so they can get away with without pinning the blame on anyone. in particular, the full report is, is redacted and classified for security reasons. they say, nevertheless, the pentagon says that this would investigation was independence. and that they questioned 29 people who were related to this matter 2922 of them directly related in the strewn stripe. and which at the time the pentagon called a righteous strike and we withdrew, which we would later learn. and the weeks following was booth and tragedy and lost flu. busy busy ringback ah,
the pentagon also concluded that all evolved all the people to question and all who are responsible for this joan tried that they acted in good faith that they legitimately believed that they were preventing an imminent terror attack against the the airport and u. s. troops stationed at cavil international airport. more than that, they say they claim that they track this man for this aid work, who worked for a u. s. aid company at that they tracked him for many hours before the strike. and that at that point, they legitimately believed he was trafficking explosives to some of the careful wording. and all that from left hand general said that the drone strike needs to be considered in the context of the moment. because elaine, that is, that is the important thing that they say both triggered the drum truck and allow this, these miss to happen. this, this huge, huge casualty 7 kids as well as 3 adults. and what they're arguing is at the time and we were,
we were there towards the end of august our team we. so 1st had there was new plat, it was absolute chaos. every action was, was improvised. every day was a new day without any sort of plan as to how things would be resolved. evacuation was winding down after the terror attack under $26.00, in which more than a dozen us servicemen would kill a $170.00 afghans. there was also fear there was also tara, both a, both amongst the, the civilian population, as well as among u. s. troops and foreign troops stationed at the airport. everyone believed at the time and we were expecting at the time more tara attacks at the airport. babs, shootings, perhaps another, another bombing. and obviously that may have contributed to this decision to go ahead with a stream truck. there are all sorts of unanswered questions with regards to this report, such as how they didn't see this multitude of children playing around the car. they obviously targeted the vehicle. the bomb was very precise, the miss out. it struck the vehicle and they were all these kids around that they.
so there is the opinion that the drew operators must have seen the kids and must have decided to go along with this true track. they must have deemed the threat too, too severe. but we had previously spoken to drew operators former drew operators in the u. s. military, and they had described a gung ho attitude in the service. the sergeant comes down and turns around. mel goes in the military progress. he says, your job is to kill people and break things. so you've got all these young enlisted deeds and girls. garzon guys who are out of high school grab no experience in anything who are now basically video game snipers, for months of training, made in the position to make this decision mental degradation the proper term. every shot that we turk, like they're cheering, they're congratulating each other. they're high fiving each other, people getting promoted because of this stuff. it's like
a withering away of who you are. i was told one day going in that president obama himself would hollis up and give the order himself to me. and i got this euphoric feeling we had previously heard from the pentagon, that no disciplinary action was, was being claimed that this report doesn't include any recommendation for disciplinary action against any individual. those responsible for this, for this disastrous asher. i could that may be bitter news for relatives and the family of those killed to swallow. where because obviously they had previously said that they would a, they would renounce any claim to compensation so long as those responsible were punished. asthma cardona was, i will keep demanding that each person who has committed a crime here must be convicted and punished with the due process of law. it's unfair if a person commits a crime and then a different person is brought to court to answer, the criminal must be punished, no scapegoats. if americans committed a crime,
they must be brought to justice. in this case, it appears that the pentagon has renaming the crime on the system and though on vague mistakes that nobody can really be held accountable for previously, the u. s. government had said that they would offer compensation to the, to the family and relatives of who's the drawer that would kill. but the report also has recommendations. 3 various recommendations to make sure that incidents like this don't happen again to minimize civilian casualties in the future. but for now it's, it's business as usual, nothing's changed in the way that these room strikes are handled or or carried out . and perhaps all these recommendations will stay in the future. just that recommendations for us marine corps intelligence officer, scott ritter told r t that there was not one single, legitimate reason to carry out the drone attack. there is nothing but negligence here from the beginning when they identified or miss identified the target to the
end, when the decision was made to pull the trigger. i can't see a single legitimate reason to go forward. and yet everybody did go forward. and if they're not being honest about it and saying that mistakes were made, this is going to happen again. this isn't the 1st time we fired a missile that's killed civilians. it isn't the 2nd time, 3rd time for time. it's the hundreds time. and the, the reality is the united states as known for some time now that a procedures it has in place. it carry out counter terrorism strikes in a real world, you know, real time an event or are not sufficient to the task that we kill civilians. and yet we went forward in ways of because there was political pressure being placed on the military to be seen as doing something. and we have covered the tragic attack in detail with relatives of the victims sharing their emotional responses. we also examined the wider issue of civilian deaths in afghanistan of us. i thought the
sandals belonged to malika. she was very close to me. i loved her so much. she always told me to buy ice cream. us military forces conducted an unmanned over the horizon airstrike on a vehicle known to be an imminent isis k threat. on the morning of the bombing, she came and kissed me and said, good morning, father. it was our last meeting. i will never see her again. ah, my name is amanda maddie, i'm the head of the family that has lost 10 of its members. it was around 430 pm, i left for the market and on the way i met my elder brother who was driving back home. we talked a little then he left to go home and i crossed the road to go to the other side. i just crossed the road and i heard an explosion. my daughter later told me that she
saw a smaller craft, a drone, moving around in a circle which then fired a missile that hit or hold on. i turned to look good out of the was dust and smoked like it was a terrible scene. my wife was shutting not her house was on fire. ah, there were parts of children's bodies. it was so bloody and gruesome. i went in to my home on fun, my brother and the nephew. they were critically injured but still alive and breathing. they later died in hospital. my brother and 9 others were killed in this horrific attack. my brother's daughter, who was soon to get married, also lost her life on another relative, was also here a guest. she was killed to, ah,
as boz, my loves cosmetics, she likes painting her nails. she like dolls very much on the main coals of the instant was the american president planning this attack without any evidence and destroying our family. it was a catastrophe. good. ringback ringback ah, to present his me clear to his commanders that they should staff and nothing to make isis pay for the death of those american service members at the cobble airport . megan, they say i says k lived in this house in this house were these children members of ice is a stupid thoughts without any proof, without any investigation, they attacked us and killed our children, and we will never forgive them. ah no other fellows our entire families and chunk,
it's been so painful for us mentally. we are not in a stable condition while the women are dead silent, they don't speak mana, we left out devastated home and now live in my sister's place. it's so painful to visit it because we could see our children dying there. some of the people accusing us of having contact with this law mich state. the americans who bombed our family, seeing we'd been preparing an attack on them, their complete and utter liars, ah . ringback after the incident, no authorities came here to investigate. nobody asked us what happened here and no one helped. no one came here to morally support us. busy this is not a mistake of america, this is a crime. you know, we've lost their children. they count returned to us. so at mister owner should be
restored by a further investigation into the incident. jonya we aussie international community to investigate this incident. i make no mistake, no military on the face of the earth works harder to avoid civilian casualties than united states military. and nobody wants to see innocent life taking awe. happy thought the americans have left afghanistan. they came because of their own goals and humiliated my country. america is not achieved anything in afghanistan, america has failed in afghanistan, america and it is made all people miserable. all us food and drug administration says it still has full confidence. and pfizer is cove
at testing the regular, the regulator statement comes after the british medical journal published a whistleblower report claiming serious flaws in the company's corona, virus vaccine trials last year. the company in question then ta via is a contractor that carried out 3rd stage vaccine clinical trials for pfizer of the 44000 overall trial participants. been tapia worked with around a 1000 and the whistleblower brook. jackson was regional director of the organization at the time. the concerns she raised while working on ven, topya's trials include poor lab management and data integrity, as well as neglecting patient safety. jackson says that even trial patients who suffered adverse side effects were not monitored. she also claims that she was fired the same day. she raised her concerns and that u. s. authorities are refusing to investigate within hours, jackson received an email from the if da, thanking her for her concerns,
and notifying her that the f d. a could not comment on any investigation that might result a few days late. so jackson received a call from an f da inspector to discuss her reports, but was told that no further information could be provided. she had nothing further in relation to her report or if contacted pfizer, inventor via for comment on the claims as well as posing further questions to the us food and drug administration. will of course like, you know, if they respond. in the meantime, dr. regina brought a consultant, physician, and surgeon, for the british, a national health service thinks vaccine development as victim to corporate greed. by that has, for me this by no means the 1st time that i have been found to be acting in a way in which you can really say that the commercial interest is compromising bay to nicole and research objectivity and judgment. taught. this really shows that it's been developed above the acceptable speed of science or they, they, the cost of applied and more people to the trolley could have adequate staff to run
the trial in appropriate way as a constant commercial pressure, even of a sub contractor to make profit, so to have fewest off and generate results more quickly and cut corners. in this way. commercial interest is pressuring the, you know, what would be the best way to treat the pandemic. and the best way to develop the drug on the way the people of minneapolis decide not to replace the police voters oppose a massive overhaul in the wake of george floyd's murder by police last year. just one of our stories ahead after the short break and, ah oh, is your media a reflection of reality? in the world transformed what will make you feel safer?
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a pivotal defeat in the state of virginia losing a governor's election, therefore the 1st time and 2 terms. it's widely seen as a blow to joe biden and a damning judgment on his presidency as archie's caleb bump and explains. democrats are quite shaken up by the earthquake results of the race for governor in the state of virginia glen, yanking the republican candidate one. now this is a state where joe biden defeated donald trump and a solid 10 points back in 2020. but now that state seems to be shifting into the republican camp. land junkin was victorious, the democrat was defeated. quite a shake up in the state of virginia. here's some of what we heard. that is a 5 alarm fire. somebody and i opened mccollugh scans was there was recall of it this way to me about an hour ago is of what death this is your life vote right now. where are there counties were it because is under performing
northern by more than oh my god. now, some democrats think that this could be related to the falling poll numbers of joe biden. joe biden is not doing well. a number of americans disapprove of him. his approval rating is around 42 percent. and many look at the situation in virginia as one opportunity where voters stepped up and tried to register their discontent with how biden has led the country. clearly the presidents drop in favorability made it very difficult for the democratic nominee to stay above water. now $7.10 americans say that they don't like the direction in which biden is leading the united states and a poll conducted among democrats and independents who are democrat leaning. this poll came out and said that 40 percent of them think that their own party might do better to not nominate joe biden for reelection in 2024. but instead to pick another candidate. now this defeat or terry mcauliffe,
a mainstream democrat located in the state of virginia, long time figure in virginia, politics has been quite a blow. you'll recall that in the lead up to the vote that happened tuesday. both the president and vice president traveled to virginia and emphasized how in, in this election was virginian will in large part determine what happens is 20222024. and so it seems like this was an opportunity for voters to register their discontent. there's a lot of rising frustration with the biden administration over the unpopular coven vaccine mandates over stagnation and inflation in the economy. and over the issue of the afghan pull out, which was very chaotic and in the lead up to the vote. national democratic party figures like president joe biden and vice president common air, went to virginia to emphasize the importance of this election. they presented voters in virginia with their agenda, and it appears a lot of them did not like what they heard. republican richard black is
a former member of the virginia state senate. he says, the democrats defeat is an ominous sign for them, which with elections coming up and other key states, we sort of are let miss towers for the nation of what, what you can expect. ironic way people always look at virginia to see what is likely to happen in the future, but in new jersey, which people don't even pay attention to the republican is neck and neck up there. and that's such a heavily blue area that nobody even normally. thanks about it. so it just shows a tremendous weakness and the democratic side. and what has happened here. loudon county is where i live and where i've represented there has been an uprising of the people against policies. and this was not something dictated by the young can campaign or by the republican party,
but it's just individual parents. much of it is focused on the issue of schools. some of it is on vaccine mandates, some of those on the shut down of businesses. but key to the most burning issue as critical race theory. the fact that it's in a single year, we went from a 10 point advantage for my to a to point loss for mccaul up, you know, you're looking at 12 point shift in one state. that's blue leading and if you translate that to other states across the nation, it, it really forecasts a wipe out for democrat congressmen running in next year's election in minneapolis. the vote for a new mayor was eclipsed by a ballot on police accountability and public safety issues. their voters rejected
a bid to get rid of the local police and replace them with supposedly more benign public safety officials. the proposal came after the murder of george floyd last year incited nationwide protests and demands to defend the police. hm. mm. mm. mm. mm mm. mm. mm. mm. recent polls show that people still have an unfavorable view of the police in
the city. however many more people would not like the number of officers to be reduced. a position that is especially strong in the black community. refusal to vote against local police may be linked to the city serge in violent crime made officer staffing shortages. there have already been significantly more homicides in 10 months this year than in the whole of 2019. it comes after the city council and 2020 voted to dismantle the local police and slash its budget. but this resulted in a law suit from residents, including former city councilor, don samuels, he won a court order against the council, forcing it to recruit more officers. largely the conversation around the issue was held in social media and then of course was a well funded campaign funded by folks outside of the city. the movement itself was funded by about a 1000000 and a half dollars. and so there were a lot of, it was a lot of money to work with, but the founding groups has upwards of $30000000.00 that they were able to
strategically raise very quickly after george floyd died. as a lot of that energy and anxiety around floyd's death, created this influx of dollars here and in the city more than 80 percent of it from outside to fundies grew. in addition to that, we knew that we had many folks who consider themselves allies of the community who wanted to see police and change, which would have been disastrous for us here in the city as a whole. but certainly the african american community where crime is at an all time high, if it could not be done here, the city where george floyd was killed after for lando. and then dante arrived, that it might be a strategy that needs changing because this was the 1st best chance the fund, the police, just as a regular rule has been a colossal failure. a place to try to implement de from the police crime has gone
up when it's been york chicago in minneapolis in the late it's been a colossal failure because what stops crime? what brings crime down, especially violent crime or more police on the street. you have to have police on the street in order for your street, be safe violence reduction or producers, you know, community activists. i want to go out and talk to gang members. isn't going to work and the evidence shows it. i'm glad that sanity prevailed in minneapolis because otherwise, when their streets would have been completed. if you look at it, please leave tried to be on the police. they've actually had to increase the police budget for over time for more resources to hire more cops. so hopefully this is going to be a trend in the other way to start actually supporting police actually funds. the police. sticking with the u. s. americas trust in media outlets has steadily declined since joe biden took office back in january. recent polls say americans
are falling out of love with traditional channels. almost a quarter of those surveyed said that they had no trust in traditional or establishment news outlets at all when it comes to accurate and fair reports. with another 30 percent saying their trust was at a very low level since the start of the biden presidency, the level of media trust has suffered a 16 percent decline. journalist and author chris hedges told us the issue was fueled by polarization and american society. people do trust their favored a partisan media outlet. the problem is they don't trust any other our. the fact is the country now is completely divided into antagonistic or opposing demographics and media. commercial model of all, all media outlets at this point is to cater to that particular demographic. now that's how they make their money. they slice that demographic, they feed that demographic. what it wants to hear, whether it's true or not. so you're feeding that demographic. what it wants to hear,
while at the same time, demonizing, the other demographic and all media, major media outlets are guilty of if you've seen a huge drop in terms of viewership at outlets like cnn or m. s m b c. because they demonized trump, and they could day after day terrify their viewers with whatever the latest trump bo paul was or, and at the whole election of biden was really anybody but trump, the media landscape itself as undergoing a kind of see change in all of this pulling reflects those divisions and the stoking of the antagonism between the demographics that are catered to by the major media outlets. if you'd like to read more about your top new stories, you can always check out our website, r t dot com or follow us on your favorite social media platform. we'll be back with more news in just about 30 minutes. so stay tuned.
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