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sponsibility for what he knew was a military setback in vietnam i know that's a current argument that the us military may have leaked this in order to blame pakistan or to blame others i don't think that's really what's going on i think that there are voices within the u.s. military just as there were doing in vietnam who have become disillusioned with the war and are releasing these documents to paint a picture that tells something quite different from the official version with the hope that the american people will as they did during vietnam become opponents of the war and help change the policy i understand the point of view of the pakistani government because the americans are blaming pakistan for every setback and putting them and credible pressure at the very same time they use drone airplanes to go and kill pakistani civilians as if it doesn't matter as if they have every right to do it but i don't think that's what really motivated the leakers the whistleblowers who generated this cache of documents i think it's because they want the world and
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what motivated these whistleblowers well i think that people are skeptical now and no longer trust in their government and they believe that the people have been lied to as we were lied to in iraq when there was no weapons of mass destruction we were lied to about the real purpose of the war in afghanistan where we are nine years later after the start of the afghanistan we're a war that seems endless a war that has no discernible outcome what's the victory defined as and so you see a cynicism and skepticism developing within the military within the enlisted officials there are now pumping documents out just as daniel ellsberg put out the pentagon papers from within the pentagon in one thousand nine hundred ninety he had turned against the war many people said that these documents you know constitute anything all the information out there was already known to the public was already known to the administration what do you say to that is that well it's true and not true because of course the administration knew. that they were losing the war in
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the in the documents paint that picture so in one sense that's true but there's something very strange and hypocritical about the pronouncements that this is nothing new if you went back in one thousand nine hundred seventy and looked at the new york times coverage of the pentagon papers which also use classified documents to tell the story of vietnam the pentagon in the media said the same thing oh this is old news this is old news nothing relevant here they said the same thing during the pentagon papers but what was new was that the american people were learning about it for the first time and that's what's new that's what makes it a catalyst for antiwar opposition are you saying that this war in afghanistan is and when of all that's what these documents are saying in its broadest context these documents prove that the war in afghanistan cannot be won and that the leaders of the u.s. government know that it cannot be won but they don't want to tell the american people the truth because they don't want to take responsibility they don't want to have it be known in history that on our watch obama or patrol is that we lost we
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the great united states lost the war against an armed insurgency in afghanistan previously for wiki leaks also in iraq didn't really have any impact on u.s. strategy in iraq or anything in iraq what do you believe that this might have any impact on the u.s. strategy in afghanistan i think the documents by themselves the release just as like you mentioned the release of that terrible assault on the reuters news reporter and other iraqi civilians in april two thousand some people who were murdered in cold blood that created a stir for a little while in the united states but the mass media the corporate media downplayed it this could just be a blip and not a big deal it really depends on what the political forces inside the united states do with this new information the white house wants to make it go away say it's not a big story no big deal but it's up to other people goes and there's a growing number of them who. pose the war in afghanistan to grab hold of these
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documents and say to the american people why are we spending a billion dollars a billion dollars every two or three days for a war without purpose what kind of effect will they have on the u.s. relations with both gabble and islamabad and their relations between islamabad and capital well i think there are some forces within the united states military who want to take advantage of the document just as some of the pakistanis have said to put additional pressure on pakistan and they want pakistan to function more or less as a puppet regime of the united states and of course pakistan is a big country a proud people they don't want to be anybody's puppets and so there's going to be a growing tension and a growing clash i think between the united states and pakistan because this circle cannot be squared pakistan has its own national interests it doesn't want to be a client state for the united states and yet this is what the americans want in terms of kabul i think the karzai government is fundamentally a client regime
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a puppet government he can only go so far he tries the than some self from the occupation in order to have any credibility with the afghan people who are against the occupation but he can only do so much he is their puppet what are the options out there for the afghanis and for the pakistanis well i think that ultimately the only solution will be when the afghan people determine their own destiny no one else can shape the outcome for afghanistan for pakistan the people in pakistan with all of the multi-layered political trends and tendencies they too have to be able to be free to chart their own destiny without drone attacks without american intervention without the cia dictating policy to them and a congressional hearing recently at the at the house of representatives the low make or something u.s. used we killed leaks as a reference to. you know into their speeches into their information what do these
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lawmakers have other than what the public have this sad state of affairs in american democracy is that congress the four hundred thirty five members of the house of representatives and one hundred senators the greatest chambers of democracy in the world we are told have really evolved degenerated into nothing more than a talk shop for politicians who run every two or four or six years perceives that cost millions of dollars of corporate spending in order to get elected and once in office they do very little except talk talk talk congress and only congress according to the us constitution has the right to declare war but they didn't declare war in afghanistan and that sense it's an illegal war only congress has the right to control the purse strings meaning only congress can allocate money and yet when the pentagon or the white house tell them allocate the money and allow the authorization of an undeclared war to go on and on and on you see the politicians
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from both parties essential saying ok do you think after this huge leak there should be an investigation into human rights abuses in afghanistan yes and i think more than an investigation there should be criminal prosecutions in other words the united states lectures the rest of the world and says you must be a country or a government that lives by the rule of law not by people that means no human being is above the law one of us generals us politicians or soldiers and marines on the ground commit crimes carry out acts against civilians like we know they've killed so many civilians in afghanistan and that this is a policy and was a policy those people from the top not just a little soldiers but from the top of must be held accountable so there should be a human rights investigation there should also be criminal prosecution an indictment for any acts of. work crimes or crimes against humanity how do you think
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this is affecting the situation in afghanistan that if you wish and in pakistan and the situation because of the the united states and the those two countries well i think that the united states is sort of stuck look at afghanistan and all of the surrounding former southern republics of the soviet union as a great pyre great piece of pie or piece of real estate that they could take and make military bases and turkmenistan kurdistan was back to stand afghanistan in other words it would be an american sphere of influence and everybody would have to go along with the new power of the united states in this region but it turned out to be a fantasy because through military occupation instead of dominating the people the united states by its mere presence with foreign occupation troops has become a catalyst in igniter of armed insurgency against the united states that can only
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end when the united states leaves and lets the people of these countries in this region be free to determine their own destiny free from foreign occupation thank you very much sir thank you.
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thousands of homes. water supplies in russia's far east are under threat by barrels containing chemicals from china they were swept away by floods heading for the border. and whistleblower website wiki leaks published thousands of classified u.s. documents revealing cover ups in the war in afghanistan among the revelations was the alleged reporting civilian deaths. in the sport is next with. you're watching the sports news in artsy thanks for joining us this hour they have lines. are all still probably in the russian primarily the same pittsburgh siding crazing that overlaid with yet another victory of being too cold as it would be in game one of saturday's highlights. rush hour in full control of the european
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atlantics championships in barcelona securing twice as many medals as the nearest rivals with one day of competition to go. and exist reamed behavior. gets through skateboarding builds while jimmy bassinet shines on he's makes the sixteenth annual exclaims in los angeles. now it's off way through the russian premier league season and the pick of saturday's action sold tabletop was in need defeat champions or been and extend the overall aid in the process i mean the only won the match up for a brace of bills from strike that i did something that was out there just before halftime i was the out. and gets a call from the second of the day to silva to me a final score after sixty five minutes made a cross that was in the head of the far post by the national scored striker it
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means it transpired these are now temperance i had over being beaten but. elsewhere terry great to live here with the same score to neil and in the later games nama were held to a job by the fear in moscow. meanwhile spanish football giants are real madrid began training ahead of a couple of pre-season friendly is in north america the club's record signing course tanner and aldo spoke to the press earlier this week and said he is excited about the upcoming season. due. finish. we have to focus now and in madrid i'm really focused on for this for this season. we come here to los angeles to carry on with the train him and so we're ready we are ready for the decision not now more a few days to training so when you start to see the really ready. this new college research morning a very very good experience and
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a very very good training center is it is short but intensity training so who are really all mature right. and is good is always good to travel to see different cultures so we are very happy to be here. now russia continuing the imminence of the european aquatics championships in barcelona a total of twenty medals now for the country twice as many as their nearest rivals frons russian ladies have claimed all three medals in the women's four hundred metres final but see on the field of our single style of and on time in the three of us up there getting a good start in securing gold silver and bronze respectively a bit of a holding on for a fast have a career gold medal adding to the collection which includes two olympic silvers from athens and a world championship growlings lost him. well that held the given that he's in bible is noticeably absent from the pole vaulter dance with law itself on a boat that was doing
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a great job in bringing russia and now the gold the russian player in four point seventy five meters while germans silkiest been born and these a rise of that silver and gold is respective me with four meters sixty five centimeters. the more successful the arsenic is in one is eight hundred metres marty is seven of a living up to his status as favorite by winning in time of one minute fifty eight point one to two seconds the twenty four year old body second gold of the yeah after winning in the same discipline at the world indoor championships in doha. is out of work and she made no breakthrough success in the middle distances winning the women's three thousand meter steeplechase well chambre martyrdom and this was unable to overpower the russian towards the end meaning spain's first medal of the petition is a silver one it was not a lovable want to side battle for who wants to join compadre it is i don't give up on the podium. if i'm in the title and she'll go over that some
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trauma form in the women's four hundred meter hurdles one building record setting fashion the veteran mana covering the distance at a time all fifty two point nine two two seconds well gary and find some ball about picked up. so well while breaking sperry shakes drayton setting personal best to grab a bronze medal. outs have stateside now where some of the world's bast daredevils have gathered once again to showcase their skills at the sixteenth annual igs games in los angeles here you're going to yawn stealing the show in this cave board events where jamie bass rig producing some magic on a bee and makes bike englishman past week showing great fear of showing wouldn't six points for his wide all the highs for all the finals best becoming the first rider in history to win big b. in weeks found four times elsewhere to family because of the shaun white was on hand to try for move more domestically bob the twenty three year old who
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specializes in snowboarding as well as skateboarding was stopped short by your new guy new on the degraded canadian so cool on the two first place and he also got his second build overnight fast treat that story. now back in russia the country's streetball team reclaimed the trophy they lost to ukraine last him. in the final of the fourth annual moscow open of has the story. bad weather is a common problem for us to eat bull organizers in moscow cold hard win and poor and we intend to show up at the least appropriate moment that certainly wasn't the case at the annual moscow waltz one which attracted the weakest number of british disciplines and taters in his four year history. the temperature dropped to just thirty two celsius from thirty seven the previous day making nearly perfect playing conditions team russia had a lot to prove after losing their title from two thousand and seven and two
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thousand and eight to korean last year and after hanging on to the feast of venus best of three series on friday the host made the quarterfinals teen daughters had an ace up their sleeve centered alex on the who was tending to thirteen tall and weighing one twenty kilograms but where she is overall still sat along with a solid game plan and execution were too much for miller was to handle and the semifinal against italy was even an easier ride as point guard nicole uniter was on fire from long range whenever the player who emerged at the fan favorite didn't represent the home crowd it was team romania's experienced leader with a beautiful acting name and he'll come town a crusty old he's korean and combined with an unparalleled passion and killer instinct on the floor made him the star of the tournament the spider man is heartbreaking loss to italy and the third place game like showing that really you know we fell into a rhythm but it brought to me that we didn't make it in three we were trying we
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were trying because we know that there is the bottom part of the three ball but they're going into the finally was time for what usually is the most exciting part of it all the slam dunk contest which soon turned into a two man showdown between a local high flier alex on the show again and but i do believe we have now of the serbian team and even though the serb had the most spectacular donk of all the hometown boy was more consistent and left home with the title at fourteen russia their final against dystonia was a predictably. tougher contest than the previous ones but once again smart play and taken advantage of the mismatches got the job done for the most eighteen turn of the final score would you say you want to the tournament m.v.p. the most keep the trophy for the third time in four years i mean it was before moscow. and there's been more sports most of it is at the luzhniki on saturday as part of the international sports forum taking place here in the capital and i'm on course as reports. that russia is truly
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a country of sports especially in the summertime when the weather is just perfect and everyone wants to be outside so without any further and to sit back relax and enjoy and let you know if the russian style. thanks. thanks thanks thanks. thanks. thanks thanks. thanks. thanks.
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continue. the week's top stories here. disclosure whistleblower web site wiki leaks publishes a classified documents revealing cover up in the war in afghanistan and reported civilian. water supplies in russia's far east are. swept away by a flooded river from reaching the russian border. running down the week's top stories here on r.t. now thirty people are confirmed to have died in the wildfires ravaging parts of russia and thousands of people have lost their homes as the record breaking heat wave shows little sign of letting up the number of blazes is actually now thought to have increased. that's one of the worst hit areas as you can see
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behind me they the devastation. left behind really pretty extreme loss and lots of people who have lost their homes and we know that around a hundred thousand hectares a huge amounts of land throughout central russia still burning and emergency services they're really trying to get to grips with this now we know that the russian army has. at the situation but thousands and thousands of people are now facing the reality reality of homelessness the people that we've spoken to in this area that have lost their homes described when the fire happened they said it happened very very quickly and described it as a firestorm that is really very fierce indeed and didn't give them much time to do anything other than leave themselves and get out in the se so they're obviously now left dealing with a situation that's senses in the city head that is taking them in and we let this one yesterday usually huge amounts of volunteers coming.


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