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tv   The Modus Operandi  RT  November 21, 2022 3:30am-4:01am EST

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all right, let's get into the m o. o for com. that's the u. s. african command, which overseas the u. s. mission in africa. a part of the pentagons, 53 african partnerships from the african union. they oversee those relations and control 11 combatant command zones. but they're not actually in the african continent. african is based in stuttgart, germany, a long ways away from those bases they monitor and oceans away from american shores . currently, numerous african countries are seeing coups of demo democratically elected civilian governments by military leaders who have direct ties to the us. meanwhile, closer to home, once called the school of the americas or so for short, but now re branded as wisc, the western hemisphere institute for security co operation operating out of fort
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benning and georgia. most universities boast alumni who go on to reach the heights of their respective fields, you know, like nobel prize winners. scientists who discovered treatments for severe illness, things of that nature. this school churned out murderers torture experts and those who participate in human rights abuses its classrooms and grounds, took in mostly latin american military officers, the brightest and most ambitious, and shaped their world view to stark good versus evil, and train them in warfare tactics. now, critics of the school call it america's terrorist training camp and part of the u. s. empire building. but how can this be when the us proclaims its core values to being that of peace and democracy? one thing certain, no matter what the name, so out were wisc or some say when sec,
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it's graduates leave a trail of blood and tears in their wake. is africans mission. really all that different than so and to explain more on how the u. s. strategic alliances often turn into backfiring alliances with coups sweeping across africa is net fun. freeman, ethan organizer with the pan african community action, or packer, and on the coordinating committee for the black alliance for peace. net for thank you so much for joining us this afternoon. now, since 2020, the african union has witnessed a wave of coups by us train soldiers in the countries of molly and chad soup, dan, guinea burkina faso. some of these men were soldiers, part of now who into government officers trained by the united states because of their ties to the u. s. does the u. s. then bear culpability in the overthrow of
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these governments? yes. the u. s. beers culpability, not even if with to begin with, it even goes back further than these governments. and we don't have that kind of time. but we have to see and understand. the u. s. is the top new colonizer on the continent of africa. after the independent struggle, there is a number of who they times they were orchestrated them. and us actually participated in over stowing. democratically elected, patrice, lumber, kwame, and chroma. and then after that, you would see the there was ation of who's a lot of who's taking place on the continent that became the program of the day. but now we see is with, and we're come emerging in 2018. i'm sorry, 2008. then as a effort to continue to continue us dominance in head to money as a top new colonizer it. it also has created and emboldened military class. they feel no reason to take orders, or yet they to be beholden to the unpopular leaders that are emerging,
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that are facilitating new colonialism. and actually, you surfing the peoples of the peoples, the reason mean, which is the wealth of the countries for themselves. and so with, with them being popular in them, the military actually being the ones that keep them empowered, they feel no reason to be beholden to them. a lot of them are trained by not just african us africa command, but also the french, mostly french, foreign legion in africa. the top military presence in the continent of africa, the top colonizers on, on africa. and so we see that they are trained them being trained by them. and also, you know, not can them also being responsible for the condition, the prevalent conditions on the continent onto they put per people in despair and make them aggravate, antagonize the people in terms of the leadership um that they are responsible. yeah . now what, what is the stated purpose of africans existence and how does that compare to the
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realities on the ground as to the results of us training of security forces across the african continent. when the u. s. has is famous for creating of disingenuous platitudes. just propaganda for its missions and places and so is stated purpose of africa, um and, and all these military commands. a lot of the us is the, is the biggest mil to riser around the world. and it stated goals this to fight terrorism and fight violent extremism. and to bring stability to the african continent, the actual but then the actual goals. and i guess you could say their, their stated in some ways. but they're not the official you know, like not what africa has on his website is to ensure the free flow of natural resources to, from africa, to the global market. i mean, this is this, i'm paraphrasing here was a quote from vice emerald robert miller, of military,
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former former military deputy of the african commander kit ward. and so he missed this and in a conference. so we have to understand that this is, this is the real stated purpose and the actual results are a general climate of instability, violence insecurity, the suffering of the masses and dissatisfaction making, making people make, making people's living conditions untenable. historically, africa has really seen many foreign interventions. the northern region saw more conquest along the western coast. french colonialism. the south, the dutch these days, the u. s. isn't the only foreign presence in africa. there is also a lot of chinese infrastructure deals happening there right now. how is the african union going to balance the, the push and the pull between between the world's 2 top economic super powers
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pulling at africa from both ends? well, i think the african union won't be able to do that. we have to understand that the african union is basically is a hollow shell of the anti colonial project, the organization of african unity that was decidedly empty colonials. and they would be standing against the, the infant dominance of the western countries and the african continent. and it can't do that. and i think what we also have to make a distinction between the relationship of china on china in africa, particularly china. but you know, other forces and the former colonizing powers, they really have nothing formal colonizing powers, have nothing to bring. but what we're seeing. militarism and gangster tactics using the international financial institutions like the world bank. and i'm ethan and the w. t. a world trade organization to, to strong arm and keep africa beholden under the, some of new colonialism. china on the other hand. and people can argue that it's
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doing it for its own political reasons. but it does, it really doesn't matter. the point is, it's not gangster tactics and it gives the african countries in africa. you have african countries and alternative to the, to new colonialism and leverage to, to, to be equal, more, more equal players on the world stage. so the african union, as long as this is trying to recognize any legitimacy, an african union really being comprised of the leadership of the various countries and dominated by what the referred to as the commodore classes. as long as it thinks that the western powers have any legitimate role to play in the african continent, it will not be able to bring any balance in push between the 2 leaders in nor really think it really should be. i don't think that should be the mission to bring them back. i think they should be the leadership of africa should be looking out for the interest of the african people. and if they do that, and we can have leadership that emerges that way,
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then it can even better. it's better suited to leverage other interest like interests of china. it can't do that for the west because they only have one interest in emerges all the way back to the 1800s with the burling conference. and they're not going to change that. they're certainly a long history. their last subject here is, i'd like to know how you compare africans military training to that of the school of the americas, now known as wisc. or when sec do the to serve the same purpose. in your opinion, there's a lot to compare. the 2 ulta, me essentially definitely serve the same purpose, but they are operating and 2 different distinct contexts within the, within the african african continent. and in looking at the continent of the americas, but they the, all, the african, i'm in or the military commands of the united states, whether it be south com or africa, or even like you said with, is there are there to keep back and be back and make sure there is no movement,
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no formidable, we know formidable movement, that can truck chart the course of self determination for the people to be able to access their own control and do what they will, the x, the resources for the collective good of the people that's the essential purpose of their operating and different context because i think latin america has a much more tor anti imperialist movements going on on the continent. as we heard of like things like the pink time which is becoming even darker. and we should, we should on to that, and they all still the internationalism, like for example, cuba and then it's, will it exhibit a internationalism that we don't were hard pressed to find? so unfortunately, new colonialism is firmly entrenched on the african continent and demonstrated by the leadership. so the, what the role of the to of 2 things are, you know, or are you how, how the, the role is. 2 things are the same, but how they have to maintain it is, is different. yeah, very well put nat freeman organizer with panica and,
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and of the black alliance for peace. appreciate your insight and taking time to talk to us today. thank you so much. thank ah enemy of my enemy is my friend. this millennia is old. proverbs seems to be the guiding principle for u. s. foreign policy, as evidenced in 19 eighties. afghanistan. coming up next, we'll take a look at how this ancient strategy came to wreak havoc on americas shores. don't go anywhere the m only right now. mm oh. oh, oh boy, is this the best of both? no issue. my for the mobile one, usually annual g d,
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a $1000.00 emergency. we have record numbers of americans who are on the verge of having their cars repossess more than a 137000000 americans are facing financial hardship because of medical debt. in america. we do have a well 1st system in place to help people who are struggling financially, but it's a conditional system. you have to prove to the government that you truly need help . the simplest way i can explain a basic income is that it's like social security for the rest of us. a basic income would be a monthly payments that would go to everyone. this a $1000.00 a month, no strings at h a. i don't know. i just won't go crazy. the reason that i am a fan of guaranteed income because it is this idea that everybody is deserve it, and just that virtue of your being here ah
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ah. the 2021 withdrawal from afghanistan brought an unceremonious end to the so called forever war 20 years, 955000000000 dollars. roughly 2500 u. s. service members killed tens of thousands more injured and rough estimate of civilian casualties put the number at around 200000. all this flood shed to root out the taliban, which the u. s. claimed was harboring al qaeda at the time. more specifically osama bin lot it the mastermind of the 911 attacks in new york city. but if you go back some 40 years during the cold war era, the c i sent tens of millions of dollars in aid and arms to the mujahid dean, better known today as the taliban. so a taliban spokesman, once said,
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the americans have the clock, but we have the time, truer words have never been spoken. after 20 arduous years in afghanistan, america departed the country in a highly criticized exit and exit many se lacked strategy. america was forced out of afghanistan not victorious, but not on their terms either. but their adversaries. the return to taliban rule took 20 years, but they've returned this time with more equipment than their mujahid dean forefathers. as american forces raced out of the country to beat the clock, leaving behind and tire bases full of supplies and equipment, apache helicopters, trucks, medical supplies, anything you might find on any u. s. military base in the world, all abandoned at bagram air base. but the months leading up to this hasty
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withdrawal, the u. s. was already trying to make deals with local war loan lords, tribal leaders with rebel groups and a failed attempt to garner support against the taliban, who was gaining back territory across the country. once again, arms and money flowed through back channels of afghanistan just as it did more than 40 years ago. so if the enemy of my enemy is my friend, strategy didn't work during the cold war era, why does the u. s. continue to think this strategy might work in a different era, and that is where we find ourselves again today. and here we are. we find ourselves in the aftermath of the u. s. withdrawal from afghanistan just one year later, for better or worse, the wounds left in the middle eastern country are still very raw. our international reporter gives us some details of the current field climate of afghanistan right
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now at this moment. 20 years of u. s. occupation. 30000 lives estimated to have been lost in afghanistan, 11000000 refugees. i said those numbers warranty enough one year since the u. s. were there all from the country. afghanistan is face with the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. medias of ab gus are starving as much of the west how stern it's back. on the concrete, on the taliban rule that got arctic us withdrawal now made iconic in the tragic photos of american military cargo planes. leaving bagram air base left 7 civilians attempting to flee depth on hundreds more hearts broken. adding easily to injury you as president joe biden. some ministration immediately froze, the foreign assets of afghanistan to the tune of a run of a 1000000000 us dollars to prevent the taliban accessing this money. a few months
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later through an executive order, biden unfroze those funds, but made decision as to what to do with the money. half of that money has been allocated towards a $911.00 victim, some family fund, and the other half will be put in a newly set up trust fund. that biden's ministration has established to quote, for the benefit of the afghan people. that us has yet to recognize the taliban as the legitimate government of afghanistan. and they are not alone in the sentiment. canada has not only rejected the recognition of taliban rule, but still have the group listed as a terror organization. as such, canadians and g o. another civilian humanitarian groups are prevented from sending money to the country or even doing their own work on the ground due to sanctions. the 20 years the u. s. spent in afghanistan was aided by hundreds of thousands of
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locals, who now face death by the return of taliban leadership. nearly a quarter 1000000 240000 civilian. i've got workers and needs to be exact, are still waiting a these special immigrant. this us to be processed by us immigration services. this promised by president biden, yet to be fulfilled. we're also going to continue to make sure that we take on an afghan nationals who work side by side with us forces, including interpreters and translators. since we're no longer have military there after this, we're not going to need them or have no jobs. roles can be viable to our efforts. so they and they've been very vital. and so their families are not exposed to dangerous. well, hundreds of other afghans who qualified for ever equation are not stuck in 3rd party transit countries like greece. there are another $43000.00 people who work alongside americans awaiting each piece. humanitarian per obese us steel in
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afghanistan, so far as june of 2022. the u. s. state department has only processed 270. so in the wake of the u. s. withdrawal from a dentist that girls are increasingly being barred from attending school. women are only allowed to work in certain fields. activities such as flying a kite are illegal taliban extra judicial kings are on their rice. millions are facing starvation. 20 mean or at least foot insecure. over 1000000 children are already classified as starving food ration lines wrapped around many blocks. in downtown couple, the medical system is failing. there are not enough doctors, no access, and not enough to place. this concrete of approximately 40000000 is now effectively a failed state in the wake of the us invasion for the ammo. i'm trucks on
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a swollen and joining us to discuss all things, afghanistan is southern necessary head of the afghan american relations office. cyber is an afghan native and was a cultural advisor and linguist with the u. s. marine corps, an army in the hellman province. sabra, thank you so much for joining us today. so after stan is known as the empire killer, how would you summarize? why the country received such a designation? normally and to top 42 years lee has i have dan and i've been study relied to americans. we like to different countries. nobody can invaded because we cannot afford other 5, alabama. they're not majority be the real majority in the who are a northern resent lion fighting. they're still fighting against taliban,
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picking rebec off america and america and they don't know, they don't understand that we have a team no, a northern lion and we have another team. we call azar bribe, they are fighting against out about $99.00 percentage off taliban. they're thirst, dear. i, pakistan, and pakistani government, they are come pulling up, get this done right now. and bill leaving afghanistan right now solver. i'm glad you brought up all the different of the tribes. and like, for example, the pastor tribes and all these different different factions all over afghanistan. it doesn't appear that the average american certainly has any, any awareness that such tribes and, and the different goals exist. so how far back does america's involvement in your country go and how to average afghans view america's involvement, that, you know,
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at some point began to look like colonization after so many years. so much interference in terms of installing various presidents friendly to the us. yes, a normally majority of people of guinness then that the based the problem and the economic problem security problem also. i know we have a lot of suicide bombers and against our right now. i know there is a laura, chill, chilling and the taliban. they are killing innocent people right now right now, but there is no social media allowed to broadcast everything in afghanistan and social media broadcast, they will called but majority people of afghanistan. they blamed on america on mr. biden. mr. by them that a big mess or afghanistan, people, and for the wolf, you know, the 1st they wenda america, left afghanistan, american left afghanistan, the taliban as support that i support russia and the 1st day, the 2nd b,
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russia cog decision to plan an attack on of brain and now china, pakistan taliban, and a russia, they're working together to get all europe and all asian country, especially afghanistan. we had as american, i'm a american, us citizen. we did a big mess or our can 3 and 4 militia, especially afghanistan. yes, certainly i have seen those images of russian officials and chinese officials meeting with taliban leaders, which is very different than how the joe biden administration has dealt with the afghan officials now did. did us officials ever truly believe there was any loyalty among any so called allies that they made in the country? or do you think of the afghans that they dealt with in brokering these very fragile
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deals, these tribal leaders did those people view these relationships as more transactional in nature? not true. loyalty, actually, i've get people, they are very loyal. but the problem as artist on leadership, that they are more a stronger, done our lesson ship. so ob janice done. as i mentioned, we have money, tribes, we have the tribe that they are very loyal what america and americans. and there is another try try b, which is supported by taliban and alabama. reporting it and. and that price is supporting taliban. even the government of afghanistan, former government of their son, mister ash, up gunny. he was not loyal. he handle everything, all their forces, army forces, equipment to the taliban. i know the all weapon what belongs to beth americans, but at he was a leading and he left afghanistan, a wet ha,
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with their advisors. thank you so much as the bareness sorry for explaining to us the, the real things that are happening on the ground in your home country and for speaking with us and having the courage to tell us what's happening. thank you. hopefully we will talk next time. all right, that's going to do it for this week's episode of modus operandi the show that digs deep in the foreign policy. i'm your host manila chant. thank you for tuning and we'll see you again next week to figure out the ammo ah, in ah,
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