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really think about why d p r j had to develop its nuclear weapons. i think dpr k concluded that it needed the nuclear weapon to prevent the color revolution that the united states has been doing to many other countries to prevent a kind of military assault on dpr k aimed at over throughly the d p r k government. and therefore, i think it really takes the 2 to tango, the united states, in particular m t p r k need to negotiate with each other resort to diplomacy, to solve the nuclear weapons program on the korean peninsula. but now if the united states wants to join the military exercise with the r o k forces using nuclear weapons, in addition to strategic bombers, this is not helpful. not she, me, d, no garage zation on the korean peninsula. it will make nuclear asia and nuclear
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weapons and a potential conflict on the korean peninsula. more likely, using nuclear weapons and strategic farmers to join an exercise involving on can on the korean peninsula should be condemned. because otherwise, it may actually contribute to completely the stabilizing the situation on the korean peninsula. this is the last state that countries in that part of the world want to see yeah, tensions on the korean peninsula. wrapping up a 1000 program from moscow, you can read more about that in the ad section of our teeth. of the mean time we were ton at the top of the ah, with
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ah, it's a shipment with rich yet dickie. he wore yesterday. the joke, it almost seems like good it was more than what i want with 3rd. so the mean, you know, which one is this vehicle so to speak, to with, to some way more to chill to some we trust the spiritual owner who manhattan actual good visit kashi. we need you to have our issues. so you were trained to walk with me for a short i was with in to near from was a digital literature, just upload plan and you were wondering about us, do not have your partner thought process for initial wellness, which it then you will was not up to florida, but i thought i was on,
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but usually 3 up in the i was call up my mind to call and introduce myself and he'd been looking ah hello, i'm manila chan. you are tuned into modus operandi the show that explores the methods and patterns of foreign policy all around the world and the history that reverberates in our lives today. in this episode, we'll explore forgotten, humanitarian crises, still being suffered to day. as the western world turns its eyes to ukraine, 1st, the world food program has called this the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. after nearly half a 1000000 people have been killed and some 16000000 others teetering on famine.
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yemen is in the spotlight to day as a fragile cease fire draws to we're close that after the watched withdrawl and 20 year present, that many describe as an occupation by the wife. the taliban is back in power in afghanistan. millions of civilians have plunged into extreme poverty, and the new leaders cannot access state funds tied up by the byte in administration to purchase basic food supplies for the population. we'll discuss it. all right, let's get into the m o me. it's been an onslaught fence 2015 yemen who's the rebels backed by iran fighting it's behemoth neighbors. saudi arabia, along with our coalition partners in the united arab emirates, yemen is the arab world poorest nation, even prior to the war. meanwhile, saudi arabia and the u. a e r, the wealthiest. so even without any further details,
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it's fairly easy to guess who is inflicting the most damage. quote, we have returned to pre civilization. there is no clean water to drink every day, children and elderly people line up with pots at tankers donated by some doer of good women and children, fight over scraps from rubbish, piles, families, sleep outside people are relocated to miserable camps on the outskirts of cities and left their abandoned by the world. forgotten those words from bushrod. i'll mockery a yeah. many journalist. now this carnage, this travesty all made possible by the pentagon. after massive u. s. department of defense contracts to both the saudis and the m moratti's for america's part. it supplies the kingdom with about 80 percent of its arms, ranging from air power in the way of fighter jets to the more common tactical arms
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like shells and bullets. saudi arabia is america's number one military arms customer or as the u. s. calls it f m s foreign military sales customer in just 2022 alone. the u. s. d o. d approved and secured a 3000000000 dollar sale of patriot missiles to saudi arabia and about 2300000000 for a bad missile defense system for the u, a. e. now over the years and through multiple presidents, the deals made between the u. s. and the saudis account for many, many billions of dollars every year. joining me to discuss the humanitarian crisis caused by nearly a decade of us bombs is doctor i showed you mon, she's the president and founder of the human relief and reconstruction foundation are known as y r r f. i. shad. thank you for being with us today. yemen has plunged
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into a full fledged humanitarian crisis. food shortages, cholera outbreaks, some 23000000 people in dire need. half of those are children. unicef has characterized it as a health scape. can you explain for us if this is an accurate depiction and why? and so chicky preeminent naming people, this actually is an accurate description. whitley don't realize, numbers is this. those behind single member falls 24000000 to visit him quite often. and i mean, the people that are new families make really hot as their child best thing, dying, living and dying of hunger. and this is the main main.
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remind me when i say this is not due to lack of causes. so a great, your height is the fact that people are doing those. so i think it's important for the prospect ignite. when we 20000000 people, sometimes think of the dime child, think of the self. this was parents who aren't seeing their children going through this community at large. we're separating and had been shifting for almost 8 years now and ever been washing and nothing. i remember the 1st time. and now a few that actor when she and, and that was 17. and he said he, he probably were in them. and i'm likely i never seen what i was. and he actually called the, it's something that the bible,
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the rest. and she said that 20 percent? sure this is some and and yet the world, not her is message or the mini mester, there's the warning that this is happening. and so, yes, this is, this is deal. and you know, every day i get to choose from problems to my what's up, this is to show me how things are suffering. and i've had to have people don't send movies pictures because i can a and m packard from a point of privilege as you know, when i see the pictures and follow it the question many times when i did talk about them in michigan, i would try and this is not professional. i think it's the professional. we have to . we are dance. i can, i can both, you know,
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people i know if the class mean that my son, who might be my neighbor, i read diseases in my report, the largest in history. and we are again, 21st century. we should not get your yeah is february the 25th, which would you have women just thank you. so if you look at all in the think it was, you know, months we've seen about women has as last about us progress in the health and, and that's again, not, not acceptable. i did an analysis that i published as, as seen on the, there was, and 2016 was on one year after the war and we have ship in years back. and
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we're now 30 years backwards. and again, this is not happening. and bush is preventable. unlocked, if it's from malaria, it's now back in boston, one on women was or less and no one married, manufactured him. and now we are the so everything that we actually had worked on for many words to you know, saying and then and, and bring the house in because of the shops this last. and now the last
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one of the role of the united states. how has the u. s. foreign policy helped or harmed yemen? yeah, unfortunately, the u. s. one policy has quite a bit. every life there was to them was supported by the us government, where there was certainly pipe is shown on the south side. and a quarter of the arm should they sell to the 25 percent. does just target so that can you much console us and how much dependence the saudi are in terms of arms on the stephanie, if so been years of dollars, you know weapons to 5. yes. and again here i'll give you a very small sample. they're just the bomb and then they, there's high schools changing almost every time the science,
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if the us government decides to not sell the tires for the deaths. this hardly a question. of course they asked me to ask if you mean showed the big wonder they've been targets out for the bombing. they continues to change them in the pilots. and even though they've bigger, as i've said, multiple items that they had bomb seventies. and they kept trying to train them for 7 years, so been done. civilians and after 7 was a painting, i've been thinking to worse. it just thank you. but this is purposeful. even i miss that i suppose multiple times with targeting. when this are the coordinates of the both the niger color center and the south
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was built on, on the date that they were inaugurated with an opening that it was bought. so the u . s. is supporting them from existing. this war would not have started or teaching today without a rush. so you're as usual and there are lots of legal experts to say about how they were as if they so, and empty cases and the work mitchell by this. and the way, you know, including harvard law reports that came out to 2020 anyway, they said they, they asked us to ship and they were, comes from the outside of civilian donations to organizations like yours. have you seen much in the way of aid coming from other nations around the world and
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if so, who or what countries have come to humans aid like a change? i can't seem to have been to one of your as she's also one of those women. but again, i think of all the money they need from selling arms to marry plans where they provide the same thing whether we're talking about france or the will continue to say, you know, they think again, but they also are the 2nd largest provider. there was shot again, they contribute comes to the visual dollars the biggest in, in, in it's telling what psycho japan has like of the century as well. but again, a nation of that, you know, and not will we want to be able to help themselves.
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we cannot triple them, we cannot say when, when, when age you with whatever we have and we will at our mercy when we decide to donate. and when you decide last samples and i was still for the for they, god, i think the question in terms of their nation so they can do carry on what i don't want to do the fun to. i want to be able to support themselves and they are very, very, are very hardworking. and they can do that just with the blocking and let's see for themselves. it's really sad that they want to get away sion hostage to their generosity. pardon this? when they want to move and walk them?
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how can people learn more about your organization and help the people of yemen? what's nice is human foundation about or? and i want to say here, we are. basically all one is here, organization in the us and women, i just didn't analysis are the best solution from the funding. 97 percent of the funds go buying. the glasses on the percent goes through operational. so i don't think any organization in the i'm anywhere else can see that where the majority of the funds are $0.98. go to the doctor. i said you mon, of the yemen relief at reconstruction foundation. thank you. and when we return, we'll rewind the clock back 20 years to revisit afghanistan, a country that suffered a direct war,
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waged by the united states known as the forever war. don't go anywhere. the m o will be right back. i ah, ah. ah is your media a reflection of reality?
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in the world transformed what will make you feel safe? isolation, whole community? are you going the right way or are you being led somewhere? direct. what is true? what is great? in the world corrupted, you need to descend a join us in the depths or remain in the shallows. ah, in with
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ah, the me. it's done the graveyard of empires. afghanistan, the geographical center, that is the middle east. this land locked central asian rugged country has fought off invaders of all sorts through the millennia. now in the modern 20th century, it staved off the formidable soviet army from 1979, and watched the last of the soviets withdrawn. 1989,
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a nearly decade long conflict that contributed to the collapse of the ussr. the taliban seized power after this withdraw. then roughly, a decade later, after the 911 attacks in new york city, american president george w bush brought another war to afghan. stan, this time, bloodier, more lethal and twice as long, 20 full years spanning for presidents, 20 years of us boots on the ground, and american bombs littering the country. and the premise for the bush war in afghanistan, bush believed the afghans were harboring osama bin. lawton, the mastermind of the $911.00 attacks. so this began a new era of warfare which introduced unmanned drones along with hand to hand combat, which resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths and millions of others displaced by america's longest war. oh, yeah, let's not forget to include that president bush invited his friends from nato to
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join in on that war after the us completed it's withdrawal. in august of 2021. the estimated cost of the war fell around to the $2.00 trillion dollars making afghanistan. the most expensive the longest and ugliest war and modern history. the end result. once again, the taliban returned to power this time even before the last of the u. s. boots the country. and now more than one year since the u. s. withdraw, afghanistan is facing a new crisis, a wave of starvation with a government that is not recognized as official by the west. that's asking for help . 23000000 afghans risk the slow, horrible death through starvation. joining us to discuss is dr. wa hobbs, a hair, a native afghan, who served as
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a senior advisor to the afghan minister of higher education for many years. he's a professor emeritus at lewis and clark college in oregon. doctor will hob thank you for joining us, doctor will. how can you please explain for us the situation on the ground in afghanistan now, one year since the u. s. withdrawal? yes. well, i my software, you know, in the afghan is, is october 2019. and of course, for the last 2 decades, i had been going back and forth every year. and then the last 7 years, 2013 to 20. 19. i was full time in teaching at the american invoice. but right now, you know, every day i talk to people in afghanistan and i read about afghanistan. so the situation is really tragic. it's disaster. it's more than critical,
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you know, a hunger poverty health conditions. ok. but you know, education and employment, lack of cash, all of these have that to one of the worst situations in history and on the face of the earth. you know, the vast majority of the people who are hungry, food insecure, are the center, has gone almost a states engaging in economic sanctions, but also seating in a way or in founding the $9000000000.00 of the afghan to spend money. so the situation is truly a disaster. it's, it's tragic, it's in human. i would say it's almost like a genocide in slow motion. the afghan central bank has around $7000000000.00 us
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dollars in reserves that are held overseas. why is the u. s. government able to control this money. why can't the afghan government access its own money? you know, the united states when the usaa withdrew or was defeated or got tired would do about a year ago. and it continued to nomic warfare on afghanistan, one of the poorest and least developed country in the world to begin with. and you know, after that, like many other countries have a certain amount of for foreign currency reserves here deposited in the list seems to be protected. so i've noticed i've had $9000000000.00 in the federal reserve in new york city. 7000000 in u. s. and then 3 billions, i believe in germany, switzerland in italy,
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simply to be kept safe. in this 9 billions belong to afghanistan, become to the afghan people. it did not belong to any government or any individual . this was just for safe keeping. this was important because, you know, these 9000000000 dollars for this, a cushion, i guess, inflation that provided the stability. you know, then people were able to do trade and commerce and import things. in short, it was sort of the foundation, the backbone of the afghan economic activity. but the united states, a year ago, i decided to sort of empower this money. but in addition to bad, united states also declared the sanctioned economic, sasha, which is to say there was no money going to anywhere. from 2 afghanistan,
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i tried to send small amounts of money to some starving tammy's a year ago, and i was not allowed to send back money. the same was true for seeing multinational agencies, other governments, other and you. in other words, a year ago they and i did see a simply blockaded at economically and we're told now this is, was the legal, it was a, you know, i guess, or any kind of law. i know all of them. needless to say, it was highly immoral because what it means is that there's hardly any cash in afghanistan there's, there's no banking activity. there's no cash coming in to very little cash coming in. you know, the country became de capitalized and no one has any money. and the government has very little money, organizations, agencies, and institutions. and yours,
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individuals. there's no money or, you know, employers don't have money, workers don't have money, there's no work. there's very little economic activities. so there's, it's almost a full economic paralysis, which is really a worst form of warfare engaged by there. and i just say it's worth, and perhaps the military warfare doctor's a hair were ha, thank you so much for being with us today. wars are horrible. the immediate devastation is obvious, but why does it appear that some victims of war are more worthy of help than others? these wars in afghanistan and yemen waged by the west, or at least enabled by it. have also been forgotten by it. that's going to do it for this week's episode of modus operandi the show that digs deep into foreign policy. i'm your host manila chan. thank you for tuning in. we'll see you again
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next week to figure out the ammo. ah ah ah, in release to come to the russian state little narrative. i've stayed on the most landscaping vestment, i'm not getting calls all sons and up for a week within 55. would this be the case on i need to bargain speed. anyone else with we will ban in the european union? the kremlin? yup, machine. the state on russia today and ortiz spoke mckibbin, our video agency, roughly all brands on youtube with
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with the headlines on off the international schools of russian soldiers killed in on bass. and a recent attack by ukrainian soldiers using american supply to high mars rockets. the deadly news was confirmed by russia's ministry of defense. this monday, the 23 militant group may leave several key areas of the democratic republic of congo. as soon as thursday, though it is after a month, so violence against local populations. there was no kidnapping in our village before what seems the m 23 war started is become a frequent problem. people are choosing knapp's women raped and children killed in .


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