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lee seeking tv rail science, this rolling, using sky against itself. with the headlines here. what are the international we taken to disturbing revelations to the manchester arena? suicide bomber had links to a former nato soldier, turned terrorist as an inquiry. here, submissions from the u. k. is home office and counter terrorism. police turning on the president, media outlets that are usually very friendly to joe biden. start to grumble. he shouldn't run for another term. and it's not just cove it this a danger to the world. russia roaches to well to wake up the dormant viral threats in the arctic, which global warming could soon on leash on us. ah,
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well, we've made it all the way to friday, but the news is not slowing down any at all. welcome to the program. it's ozzy international. so the manchester arena, bama may have been radicalized by a former nato soldier tongued terrorist that was revealed during the inquiry into the atrocity on thursday senior figures from the u. case counter terrorism, police and a home office gave their closing submissions. now a quick reminder of what happened back in 2017, a salman, a betty detonated explosives in a stadium, hosting an area on a grand concert. 22 people were killed and hundreds injured. our correspondent equals down off. now look to the latest fax to come out. he murdered 22 people in one suicide last. now a public inquiry is trying to establish what turned a hard core party go into
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a suicide bomber, and how it could have been prevented. the probe is yet to deliver concrete answers, but over the past couple of years it has yielded plenty of disturbing revelations. these pictures unearthed by the inquiry leave little to the imagination the bomb. his whole family himself included, have been gun toting maniacs, thoroughly radicalized according to the findings. this is his father and the m. i. 5, they admitted they knew about the trigger. happy father who apparently was turning his sons into extremists and my 5 also knew about the bomb his contacts with not one or 2, but 6 people who were just short of being placed on the terror. watchlist. and my 5 were also reportedly warned by the f b. i that sell mana betty was planning an attack in the u. k. which in fact he was
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none of that was apparently good enough to ban him from entry in 2015 am i 5 received information that someone a baby was in contact with the subject of interest as so i see a so i see was a long standing a so i, because was previous affiliation with an extremist group in libya, from mid 2015 onwards. and my 5 received information, or someone, a baby on several occasions which included conflicting information about his a spousal of pro eisley views. ah, this is abdullah rove abdullah a convicted terrorist, suspected of radical ising the manchester terrorist. he was friends with the bomber with the bomb his father. more than that, they were brothers in arms within one of libya's largest militant groups. the february 17th martyrs brigade, that's where they learned how to shoot, kill and bomb. not without the help of nato instructors, there was a group,
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had taken up arms to fight against gadhafi. indeed, we had 2 or forced to us. as we were backed up by the whole world and below fightin, nature was frightened actually with us. long sighted us as the british government. also, actually i was chained by and actually nato. it was just normal, basic training, and weapons, basic terrain. and yet i out to ain't shew and reload militant groups that lay to birth. terrorists have been ones favored by western officials. the inquiry has shown when a delores commander was done with fighting in libya, he formed an anti government militia in syria on irish government. money, or did he subsequently lead a group from libya to serious it? yes, i saw mana he did, and here before that he was in island,
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is it? he was a live is a live in irish, i live and. and he was aided by the irish government with money. and i believe the british government also knew of others well to go and help syrians, if against the fight against asset during the libyan conflict in 2011, the british government was in communication with a wide range of libyans involved in the conflicts against the cathy regime forces it is likely that this included former members of the libyan islamic fighting group and the 17th of february, march. this brigade is part of our broad engagement during this time, the you case help to rebel groups of various degrees of extremism did not. and there britton's a lead troops were caught on camera in libya, despite official assurances at the time that there were no boots on the ground them . there was no other choice but to admit the reality. if the malicious and or herb
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bellinger had not been there playing a key role, i'm not so certain that eric bala would have resulted in good of his downfall in the way that we had a few people embedded with them. not of france so to speak. but beckoned earlier areas, rebel groups firepower grew. nato was dropping bombs by the 1000 and qaddafi while eventually fell. and with him went down libya's security and rule of law. as all this myriad of militias turned against each other vying for power, the country turned into a free for all. so the u. k. began to evacuate its citizens, including militants. well guess who boarded the royal navies h. m. s. enterprise. back in 20. 14 in tripoli. none other than the future. manchester, boehmer, salman abedi, we have a asked nato and u. k. officials to comment on the relations will let you know what we hear when you get more inquiry right now. if you live by heading to our website, auto dot com,
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it also featuring a lot of stories, not in today's program, including how the u. s. on ukraine. believe it or not voted against a un resolution condemning naziism us just a click away as well, haughty dot com. and so with the world preoccupied with cove, it scientists, a warning of a potentially greater threat in the form of ancient virus, is lying dormant under the arctic ice. russia is taking the lead on this calling on the arctic council to start investigating asap. as melting permafrost means they could, if nothing is done, ultimately be unleashed on humanity. deadly ancient viruses, revive horror movie. no reality rushes permafrost is melting. viruses and bacteria that were trapped in frost for thousands of years now could wake up. there are
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extremely good papers that say yes, you can revive bacteria from deep permafrost. russia establishes an organization to examine these threats. with that up that are sure. there are a number of well documented outbreaks of paleo infections that had arisen from thermal degradation of permafrost, and the arctic and sub up to greens, anthrax, smallpox tuberculosis, one virus, has already been found the pits, the virus has defrosted from the pound of frost. and right after that, it started attacking and killing amoebas. luckily it is not harmful to humans, but what else is hidden in the frozen soil? what is awaiting us? in 2022. scientists say melting ais caused by global warming can lead to the emergence of new infectious diseases. as frozen layers contain the precursors of
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modern viruses, it's fear they could be deadly and prove, especially resistant. i russia, top officials in the arctic council told r t about the main biological threats in that region and efforts to neutralize them article you lets me would. the arctic is a very sensitive region which is prone to catastrophe you. there are a number of threats to its sustainable economic development, including climate change which affects the geography of migration routes, as well as the season allison breeding grounds of wild birds, fish, insects, and other animals, some birds, species of my great annually. and we should keep in mind that they are the main carriers of respiratory viruses. for example, the influenza a virus. this can undergo genetic recombination and turn into strains affecting humans. another dangerous phenomenon. here is the rapid melting of permafrost,
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which may have preserved a number of viable spores of zombie bacteria and viruses for centuries. and you were just to say of the arctic council, mainly tackles and challenges and threats tied to so called a soft security. this includes human and economic activities. it's use of permafrost, degradation, climate change in high latitudes, and much more of yourself in may, russia became the chairman of the arctic council for 2 years. we've initiated a project called biological safety in the arctic. under this countries we'll try to work together to prevent biological threats. my. in addition, it will try to determine the number of viruses and their potential danger. and this will help us to select the right tools, methods, and strategies. with our covert on the rise again in, in the united states, and nearing 850000 daily infections, a president biden has given
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a grim warning to the unvaccinated americans from vaccinate. yeah, we're looking at a winter of severe illness and death vaccinated for themselves. their families in the hospital wilson over well. so the u. s. has passed another milestone, 800000 kobe deaths. it comes at a time of soaring inflation and living cost. so all of which is having a pretty negative impact on the popularity of the man at the helm, joe biden. nicky air and explains a tragic milestone bind and cold it unties right. the number of covey death in the u. s. is now about equal to the population of atlanta. as louis combined, the toll stanza, more than $800000.00, a grim figure, which has doubled in a single year. it's a heavy burden for any president to carry and his 1st year in office. but it seems that president biden took some convincing on the gravity of the situation with
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what was 200000 were preventable death lives looks when vaccines wo readily available. and the old habits of blaming donald trump is no longer going to work. just over 4 weeks ago, america had no real plan of action that most of the country, my predecessors, my mother would say, god love and fail the order and of vaccines fell to mobilize the effort to administer the shots, fail to set up vaccine centers that changed the moment we took office, as by the now uses his influence to encourage people to get vaccinated, won't turn help, but wonder whether trust in the presidents woods has been on the mind vaccinated. 57 to me, 570. to me. i don't want to read,
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i'm not sure i got the right number. the total number boosters is what if it had the 77000000 boosters, we have a roughly 350000000 people vaccinated united states. and as biden comes to the end of what was expected to be a com and year after trend post, so that almost at 70 percent of americans have reservations, where the bind and is a leader. they can believe in no doubt not helps by his multiple fo par, like cracking jokes about kentucky after the state was ravaged by killer tornadoes . by kid. say, the best thing you ever came out of kentucky was my sister in law. the president's performance this year has also been enough to turn some of the mainstream media against him just months ago. the future look to bryant has forecast is spoke optimistically, about how life with bind in at the helm would play out. but the tune has changed
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with some media outlets now urging bite and against another run. combined president joe biden's age. he'll be a to, to shortly after the 2024 election and his ongoing political struggles. he's mired in the low fourties and job approval. and you get this a series of stories examining with abide and runs again, and if not, what might take his place. so was the president to do? you should announce much sooner than later that he would not run for a 2nd term. the argument against this is that he would instantly turn him into a lame duck presidents. and that's undoubtedly true. bought news flush right now. he's worse than a lame duck. the white house press secretary, however, se if the president has every intention of keeping his job, whether the country will concur is another matter. but american society being split along party lines could be quote, irreversible and extremely dangerous. as the finding of a new academic study,
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which concludes that division in america is close to tipping point. it claims that are polarization has gone so far that americans will find it difficult if not impossible to unite even when faced with a serious threat such as war. a political commentator antarctic contributor lauren chin now gives her a take on how things got to this point. political division in america is at an all time high right now, and it is no secret that by and large, the corporate press are not fans of conservatives. after all, they have been calling them not season white supremacists for going on 5 years now . and perhaps it is because the rhetoric against republicans was already so strong that now leading up to the 2020 to mid term elections. and yes, even 2024 general elections. it seems like the new way to demonize, anyone who would dare to support donald trump is not just by calling them ideological extremist as we've been seeing. but to actually go so far as to imply that they are physically a literally dangerous and an actual threat to democracy. and if you think that's just hyperbole,
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check out this op ed from the washington post in his piece. our constitutional crisis is already here, writer robert kagan lamented that quote, the united states is heading into its greatest political and constitutional crisis since the civil war with a reasonable chance over the next 3 to 4 years of incidents of mass violence, a break down, a federal authority and the division of the country into warring a red and blue enclave. and to be clear, a far from believing that potential political violence could be a both sides situations where democrats and republicans alike end up taking arms for their respective causes. commentators like kagan and emerson, b c's, john heilman, make it clear that in their opinion, the threat of violence comes solely from the right, at least 8 percent. and maybe as many as 12 percent of the american people now say the job was illegitimate. and that violence was an appropriate tool to remove human restoring. donald trump considering that throughout 2020 large scale political violence was almost exclusively left wing arena. with many american cities being
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burned or looted under the guise of b, l. m, and t for activism. hearing the corporate press now trying to paint conservatives as the real threat of domestic terrorism in the country might seem disingenuous. and so with all this discussion of political division and even violence should come as no surprise that the bit of secession has even come back to the main stream. in fact, as a bloomberg opinion piece recently noted from tax it to the new california republic poles in the us do show strong support for splitting the nation among blue and red lines. and although the concept of balcony zation or succession is still regarded as an extreme suggestion by many in the media, if trump supporters and republicans really are as violent and bigoted as they would have us believe, shouldn't they be jumping at the chance to separate themselves from them or perhaps are the allegations against conservatives. merely smears meant to keep them out of political power all while allowing democrats to enact legislative control over them
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. plenty more still to come here on the program, approaching the half way. point now he or not, he has national afghanistan's, is she monitoring crisis while it's being aggravated by an economic one? now it comes off to billions of dollars worth of his assets were basically frozen off of the taliban, came to power lustoria and much more were back in just a month i ah ah, failure to allow bargains to reflect to market forces has resulted in a bifurcation in the economy where the most corrupt are rewarded for committing crimes. jamie morgan being in prime example. and if you have morals or ethics, you're penalized. if you're not other students stealing alluding, then you're going to be almost. that's american today. it's just that
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ah ah ah, or into the 2nd half of your friday program, we go here. we're naughty, international and aide groups are warning that afghanistan, she monitoring crisis is about to be made even worse by a financial crash,
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a drought and famine, a being compounded by currency to valuation. meeting people can't afford the most basic of goods. the country's economic woes have been made worse by washington cutting aid and freezing assets in the wake of the taliban takeover and the locals . there. a desperate our life has become so tough nowadays because of increasing famine and poverty, the prices of flower and oil have gone up. there is no income, no work. people are under pressure. huh. dark warrant. people have to sell their belongings to survive, to eat. and he, their homes, some immigrants to living in parks. they faced many problems and live in a pitiful way, muscular, the humana life that they have blocked all money. when he did twice a day leaving coast and to run our businesses, he see it a dollar raised goes up and down, up and down in big of a hot. i work on a grocery stole. we can't say who is to blame if we do, they'll kill us during the night. and if we don't, we'll die from poverty during the day. these an idea i am currently unemployed. i
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do not have a shop for business. life is hard for every one in afghanistan. there is no income . there is no work. there is no tray. the people are disturbed in general, all of them are to blame to not with the afghan. a foreign minister has played with the u. s. to release some of the 10 bill and dollars and assets sitting on the u. n . wong, and i've told them without financial aid i've gotten us on is on a count down to catastrophe. i read across the spokesperson, anita dillard told us more about the crisis script, the country in afghanistan at the moment, around half the population using native, some kind of humanitarian system. and what that looks like on the ground for people is that they don't have access to enough food to feed their families. so they're having to skip meals in some cases. in other cases, with an increase in global acute nutrition,
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people are resorting to spending any savings that they may have had they had any and selling. in fact, the acid, in order to raise enough money to continue to have the basics that they need to the humanitarian agencies need to really step in to this crisis where we would certainly make a call to the national community to continue to invest in this response. at this really critical juncture and the country script by crises, many, many front really what we see is that people who these things are intended to punish all it is punishing, rather people who are not the, the people who i think function. the effect really is flowing into community
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results as a drawing up. so we would really reminding special community to think about the humanitarian needs and put the humanity of f n, a decision making and, and their investment. so moscow has published a list of proposals on how to insure de escalation between russia and nato. let's find out all about it now without his senior correspondent marquez df. joining us here this afternoon, life in the studio. well, this is very timely. a proposal here considering putin just had his video chat with biden, just a few days ago, we understand during that chat, hootin had raised a desire for some security guarantees. and we of course, remember the build up to that chat. the conversation between the 2 presidents, how hysteric hysteric, all the accusations all the fear mongering was we heard about red lines about sanctions that russia would feel for decades. all of that before that cool. it was
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hoped that telephone call would be a crescendo with the 2 sides could finally, after geneva work out the these huge differences that there are between primarily russia in the united states, but also to a lesser extent, between russia and nato. and then the aftermath of that phone call during which light were pu, mention that russia has these proposals, how we could move forward, how you could be safer, and how we could be safe. and they came out with an agreement, 2 different versions, one for the united states, one for native. and there are all sorts of points. for example, with regards to the escalation, there was one of articles addresses all the territories that nato enlarged into, which is cool, cause so much frustration in russia. and that is that there are territories of the eastern block of the former soviet union, eastern europe. and one of the articles mentioned that are russia would like for
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nato troops to be pulled out of those countries. so that only national defense forces i left there and this is in order to ensure that no one ever fears a surprise attack is looking for promotion to take a while at least the parties shall not use the territories of other states with a view to preparing or carrying out an armed attack against the other party that the gist of it. this entire agreement that has been rolled out by the russian foreign ministry is they want transparency and understanding. the chief point article one mentioned that both sides must respect each others need equal need for security. and, you know, it's a, it's a simple phrase, but there is, there is so much context in it. there's so much depth to it because everybody wants her nobody, nobody really wants parents. if you're offered the choice of having the upper hand of everyone or living equally. of course, you might choose the upper hand,
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but when you realize that you chasing after the up a had all the time this, this escalation, we're seeing this arms race. it isn't going to end well for, for anybody. and in this vein, russia wants certain weapons removed from its borders, and it is proposing to do the same zip. the parties shall not deploy land based, intermediate, and short range missiles in areas allowing them to reach the territory of the other parties. those suits and intermediate range missiles have always been a sore point for russia. because the, the, the flight time vladimir putin said from the east that peripheries of nato countries to moscow is easy, ben minutes, minutes, which is not enough time to do anything about it. and so are russia in the kremlin, have to live with this fear of a, of a real surprise attack that could happen. nevertheless, the agreement, as i say,
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it also includes an article about resurrecting from the dead, the russian nato lines at the russian nato council, which is the council that was formed to streamline, to make sure that both sides can cooperate with, with each other. and which over the years as bit by bit died off and they also proposal manner of all manner of hot lines. but communication can only get you so far. communication is a last resort for when things are a things have escalated to, to a point of no return. what russia wants going into the future is a guarantee that nato won't encroach clues, that are the to russia's borders. and then it has, in recent decades. nato states commit themselves to refrain from any further enlargement of nato, including the accession of ukraine as well as other states. the version, the for nasal,
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the agreement scenario is slightly short of the agreement for the united states is slightly more detailed as, as many of the weapons that much of healed threatened by in europe are stationed there by us troops who the property of the u. s. military nevertheless, there is, aside from all the sca you recalls for communication calls for d escalation calls for mutual co corporation. there is also a call to refrain from building, as i said, from an arms race, from trying to shake the upper hand constantly over your neighbor, and thereby threatening their own security. the parties shall not strengthen their security individually with an international organizations, military alliances, or coalitions at the expense of the security of other parties. just to clarify, this is basically russia's wishlist. this is, these are the points that marcia wants to happen. and this,
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these are the papers from which russia wants to go forward. so negotiate over every article, every point in these agreements and to see what can be worked out. and what can't auth rule? essentially, that is the only way left forward for russia in the united states and nato. the, the only other alternative that we've heard about in recent years, more and more. and of the cuban missile crisis or an uncontrolled escalation somewhere. which is what both sides believe we are rapidly approaching a point again of no return. but i must say so far, the russian foreign ministry has said there isn't much grounds for optimism that these, that these agreements will be looked at seriously. because the united states i has been very negative about well i guess at least somebody is making an effort here. so i guess that's positive morale gust. yes, thank you. there's more discussion on this story right now. if you go to the op ed
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