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[000:00:00;00] ah, ah, one of the desperate asked towns who clung on to a military plane, taking off from cobble films the appeal on his phone. his faint is unknown, but some went on to plunge about the town. upon brief, the media theatre a power promising that had no work done. and that i found who was so far and often given on it prevailed, one of the town of bon commanders who gave victory speeches from the capital of presidential palace to spend years. as you pay me, one ton of bank ah,
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wrong clog live from oak grove. this is all key in national was right. glad you are welcome. one use on we're jumping right in more scenes of calles in afghanistan off to the ton of bonds. takeover of the country gunshots were fired up the international airport and cobble, as people scrambled to flee the new regime. some even tried to scale perimeter walls and fences to reach the evacuation flights with desperate parents dragging that children over the barbed wire. there are an confirmed reports, a taliban fighters shot a man skating war. 7 people have been confirmed, killed at the airport in the last few days. the satellite imagery taken on sunday cap to the town. moral and not around the hub as thousands attempt to flee due to lack of petrol locals report to the band. and that
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caused by the roadside fuel was expensive and called right now and difficult to find. while some of those who reached the apple, it was so desperate to guess how they resorted to clinging to plains that were taking off this video. it was filmed by one of those who took the risk. it's unclear what the fate was. so since the video has a much on line, it's hope he was one of the lucky ones who survived. but this one on verified and disturbing video has emerged on line a power and showing some of those who have clung to us as a pain. falling to that death and it's reported that human remains were also found in the landing gear of very plain officer its flight from cobble fire, arms, and ammunitions were dumped the logging trucks in the car. paul called the capitals port, locals of bonds and they tend to flee. we are local. john shreeve not just thought about the situation on the ground. there we go. the room of the one i just saw your house in public safety also,
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they are locked in for the government people every day said that you're looking for the journalist and, and call. it was a shocking for everyone. even for me. i left my office on a red flag a place, but i immediately denied that the deputy of belie but the found out i'm the leader of all about well, how much money he published? i mean, many states that the cobbler people are safe to talk about the cobble, the predictor of the cobbled people and down the route of the tunnel on a fight that permission to enter to the out of the people. and as people flee the telephone has given a need to a briefing in which to try to assure africans that they would be safe if they stayed. in particular, the terrorist group said it would not exact revenge on those who had collaborated
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with the u. s. coalition, for more on what's happening, i'm joined now live in the studio by dmitri park. so retreat. i mean, forgive them, forget thought seems to be the message that's coming from the town about is that right? yeah, it seems so, i mean, the whole purpose of this a press conference seems to be to give like the international community for face to the taliban government. i guess the lead their leadership and an understanding of what they plan to do with the country. and they talked about a lot of things and starting with the mass pardons, to basically all of their enemies, anybody who worked against them during all these 20 years. but then they also talked about things like women's rights and the freedom of the media. i mean, they started off the whole conference basically by analysing proudly that taliban has emancipated the country and that they've expelled all foreign fighters. but then it kind of took like a more peaceful turn because they're now that they don't want any enemies, any internal enemies,
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any external enemies. they just want peace. so they're starting off by pardoning mass pardon for anybody who worked against them all foreign fighters, all citizens who assisted them, basically anybody? yeah. and then they moved on to women's rights and the announced that the government that they're going to establish very soon will work to make sure that women's rights are protected. basically, that women who can work in the workplace be a part of society. they did obviously specify that it would still be under serial law, the main line, the law, mac religion, but they would still be allowed to work in there would be no discrimination. he then moved on to saying that private media would still be allowed to function. and in fact, they welcome. it's saying that they want the media to highlight there shortcomings of the government. but yeah, they warn that make the media should make sure not to work against the government and private media they said would still be allowed to be free and independent. but
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the further stress yes. good coming back to the pardons in the piece. they want to make sure that nobody and again a sandfield threatened basically, and that all the governments can continue working there. that business is stay there. they don't want anybody to leave then we want it to be a good place or so they say at least and but they also stress that they would not allow any foreign fighters. one of the concerns has been that terrorists could now move into ghana stand now that the taliban has control. but they've stated that they would not allow garrison soil to be used by anybody against anybody. but all these statements, they've actually been seeing them for a while. now, we actually told most of these things to our t and recent statement. they're not exposed to any danger because they are in our homeland, among their people. we strive to make the future for the people and the country worthy. we have no desire to take revenge on these people. we strive to ensure that all people united despite all the challenges we want to build
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a new country and make our people have a decent future. we have issued a number of decrees including the decrease concerning those translators who collaborated with the occupying regime for one reason or another. the past is the past. they don't have any problems right now. i mean, it sounds almost like some sort of it's old, but that creating head, but let's be honest. this is a terrorist organization recognized as such in many countries globally. so how seriously are people going to take all these quite dramatic, generous announcements? obviously everybody is skeptical. i mean, this is the taliban. it's an internationally recognized terrorist organization, but the spokesperson themselves have counter that point by saying that the taliban isn't exactly the same. it was will say 20 years ago. the stated that over the years of this occupation, the people have evolved and the actions that the taliban would make today. they're not exactly the same as they what they would have done 20 years ago. i mean, and their illusion kind of shows, i mean they have a twitter account,
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they're holding press conferences and this one was quite polite. i mean, some people probably would have thought it would be a bit more barbaric when they hear the terms taliban press conference. but yeah, it still remains to be seen. of course, these promises they're very big, but we'll see if they're held. but either way, right now, these words that they're saying, it shows that they've learned at least p r and how to talk to the west and words that the international community generally likes. watson, if i think if they have any hope or trying to gain legitimacy and wild eyes than these are starting towards that are going to buy them favor that wants to meet to park, to meet from this to get. meanwhile, i've got songs vice president has vowed to keep up the fight against the taliban. i'm a solid tweeted that he was inside the country and was now in fact the acting president on port se around 10000 afghan troops on the way to bunch to providence to join the resistance. this area is very close to cobble and includes
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a strategic p important road that needs to the north of the country. solid has reportedly been joined by the military commanders who refused to give in. the northern part of afghanistan has historically been a thorn, and the taliban side was home to the so called movement alliance, which for against the terrorists in the ninety's. according some reports, fighting has already broken out with afghan forces managing to wrest control of some areas near the capital. meanwhile, fresh video isn't much of thing and on your screen said to be a women protesting in kabul that demanding that rights being respected, including to walk to education and to political participation. the telephone though, has actually been arching women to join the government in another unprecedented move a taliban official, sat with a female present for an interview with toller news and afghan television station. it's all part of a p r campaign to present
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a more moderate side of the group to the world as we were discussing him. and i actually the i discussed while the my colleague neil harvey discussed. 8 the future press freedoms in the country would talk to miss any. he's chairman and chief executive of movie group, which overseas, taller, the title of trying to win hearts and minds. they're trying to convince the political establishment people outside the taliban movement to join and support the taliban movement that are trying to secure international support. so i think it's a bit early. it's a bit too early to judge as to what the long term intentions are. there will be a transitional government know that they may be more restrictive and eventually they'll be emerett at the top of them have their way. so a long ways to go before we can say that they're receptive to women on television or to equal opportunity for last kind of sense. how do you feel about freedom of speech in afghanistan? the moment you kind of optimistic,
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maybe you feared the worst when the taliban came into power. but how are you feeling in the moment? i'm feeling neither. i think it's too early and we can't be naive to assume that they have changed for good. a freedom of speech is not just on reporting on facts. i mean they, they believed that gods on their side. and the holy koran is the constitution. and then they can never be challenged in time. they will need to be need to get challenged and we'll see how much capacity they have for criticism when that happens. too, too, too early. and we have months and months ahead of us to see if they actually their, their actions match the words. it's understandable. we've seen an awful lot of people fleeing the heading for the airport. it's been tragic at times, watching the people that tends to get out. have you had any of your stops saying look, you know, we just not comfortable with this. we want to go. yes we have and there are many
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who want to stay on and continue their work and some who wish to get that. i mean what the taliban do in the, in the coming weeks will determine what people do in the years. i had this, this of this, this middle class, this youth was, you know, 60 percent off for november the age of 20. and they can, they can make or break the country. and if they leave, we lose our educated class. so really it's up to the top line in terms of how they behave and their behavior is going to impact what people do in the months ahead. now, one of the taliban commanders who was giving a victory speech from inside the presidential palace soon off, the militants took over the african capital is it's a merged a former detainee at americas infamous at guantanamo bay prison camp. not just we know who he is going to ron. he was born in 1975. he was recruited by the town on in the ninety's. now eventually joining the movement, so called ministry of intelligence in 2001. he was detained by us forces in cobble
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and subsequently sent to one ton of bay, while he was among the fast detainees that he was incarcerated till 2007. throughout the time, ronnie was deemed by us intelligence as a medium level threat to the us and its allies. i was expected to join groups dedicated to attacking us forces in afghanistan if he was released. and yet the americans did release him in the end, addressing the review panel. ronnie reporting claims, he was just an ordinary shopkeeper who wanted to return to afghanistan to catch his sick father. while yeah, we heard from scott, rita, a former marine corps intelligence officer, he told us that places like one ton of mo, what band to create extremists, the united states is very rarely has 100 percent accurate information on people. we detain the people for, for many years. if i were detained off the street as an innocent person and
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subjected to in humane treatment in an illegal facility for a number of years by an occupying party. and then i was released, my life would focus solely on killing those people. so when, when people get radicalized by undergoing an experience that no human being should be subjected to, we shouldn't be surprised. it's 100 percent counterproductive. i mean, anybody was, any brain knows that this is not how you go forward. i mean, time, president biden broke his silence on the crisis. more than a day off to the taliban took control of the entire country. he claimed the u. s. mission of kindest on was never about nation building. our mission again to stand was never supposed to been nation building. it was never supposed to be created a unified, centralized democracy. or only why less interested in again,
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stan remains today. what has always been preventing a terrorist attack on america homeland what his statement came in, it's not contrast to past comments back in 2002, for example, biden said that, failing to establish a solid national government in afghanistan, might create a normal us safe haven for an american terrorist, next up caleb moore pen takes a closer look at the president history with the conflict. when you look at what's happening and afghan, it's dan, you can hardly say that joe biden is blameless. he supported the war 1st in congress and then his vice president. and now he says that his decision for a sudden withdrawl is correct to many. it looks like he has absolutely no clue what he is doing. what in his mind, it all makes perfect sense. we want to have can, santa was 20 years ago with clear goals. get those who attract us on september, 11th, 2001. and make sure our car could not use afghan stan as
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a base from which to attack us again. we did that. now some are remembering how wishy washy joe biden was when it came to the obama white houses decision to take out the lot. and he eventually praise the decision when it fit the overall narrative and emission that will go down to the annals of intelligence and special operations. some of america's most gifted security professionals tracked down osama milan after the trail had gone cold. joe, what do you think? and i said, you know, i didn't know we had so many economists around the table. i said, we o demanded direct answer. mister president, my suggestion is, don't go, we have to do 2 more things to see if he's there. now biden looks a little shaky when you look over other foreign policy decisions as well when it comes to iraq. he voted for the war and he pushed the false claims about weapons of
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mass destruction. but now he's for withdrawing their to as vice president. he supported prime minister ma leaking and many of argues that he ended up emboldening ice when it came to libya, biden was very outspoken in supporting the overthrow of what was at that time, one of the most stable and economically prosperous regimes on the african continent . now says that one was a big hoops as well, starting to look like biden doesn't really know what he's doing on the global stage . this is something his critics have been pointing out quite loudly in recent years . i think biden has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy, a national security issue over the past 4 decades. remember, our biden campaigned for office by calling out donald trump says unpredictable and untrustworthy when it came to us foreign policy. well, recent moves in afghanistan are certainly not an argument in jo biden's favor. you know, it's hard to know what's going through biden's mind because he does change his mind
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on strategic issues and he doesn't have any clear set of guiding principles when it comes to foreign affairs. yes it's, it's somewhat of a crisis, but the crisis happened a long time ago when democrats stopped supporting a non interventionist military policy when, when democrats were all in favor of going into iraq and going into afghanistan and when they supported hillary clinton and obama, when we when the united states military got involved in libya and other places, they already lost the logical battle they are in a crisis happens. so this is just another symptom of bad policies within the democratic party. and the democratic party losing the good things that had ever had that it stood for when was 20 years of us involvement in afghanistan has taken a heavy toll on millions of people. it's also not been kind to american taxpayers who have had to foot the bill. one of the country's most expensive walls in history . we take
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a look now at the extraordinary cost of the entire campaign. on my orders, the united states military has begun, strikes against al qaeda, terrorist training camps, and military installations of the taliban regime in afghanistan. we will win this conflict by the patient accumulation of successes by meeting a series of challenges with determination and will and purpose. the the
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the the wealthiest country in the history of the world, and yet we have the higher trial poverty rate, almost any country on earth. our mission and gas stand was never supposed to been nation building while to the taliban takeover. the red cross said it will keep staff in afghanistan and continue providing assistance to 5. in fact, recently, and he aid organization reported that since june the foster had treated 14000 people wintered in fighting in the country. while the 5th of august to learn so far is $8000.00. the red cross is directive asian pacific says that in recent years, over half the casualties, helping women and children on the recent fighting in the country. and in the recent days we've been seeing
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a number of ensured must have been injured in the dentist and that would be fighting down leg. got it right and just create a huge you monitor in need. here are deeply look back at the moment from the fighting over the years here, the concern is really much on the women and children that are making more than half of the casualties such that we have. we have, you know, we're, we're subordinate because here from there you have to imagine where the long term stripling and bane once you have been to us because you're going to be or so we heard those think i rehabilitation printer where it would take years to just treat people that could have been them to take it from, from those wounds. we are very much committed to continue the work be in a hospital, but that's not on me that i can understand the reason for safety. and this is not something that we are denying,
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however much of the run that we have had over the years and he's already and we've been walking in privilege, he control control. i read to him, i'm very much going to be that we can continue working. we're going to, he's are very much the ones are natalia independence, any percentage. and it's very crucial, particularly at this moment. that's one organization stand by the was. meantime, you need to growing increasingly worried about the situation and i've kind of on, they say the chaos could spread to europe by promoting a large influx of refugees. and number of your leaders have already stated that they don't want to repeat of 2015. that comes in european countries, tried to evacuate that personnel from afghanistan to oliver reports on the use years and efforts. european leaders have been talking about the need for a united front when it comes to what to do about potential african refugees
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arriving within the european union. we've heard on tuesday from german chancellor, anglo merkel who was owning a lack of union within the european union when it came to matters of asylum. we'd also earlier heard from the french president manuel my grown. he's come in for some criticism for his comments in which he's said that his country needs to be protected against future arrivals. of those from our galveston seeking refuge. first, we have to discuss how to accommodate the people in the neighboring countries and move forward. the next step would be to look further, but a european solution would certainly be difficult. we have not yet managed to create a common asylum policy. this would be, we must anticipate, to protect ourselves against major irregular my great re flows that would endanger those who use them and feed trafficking of all kinds. we will therefore take the initiative to build without delay. a robust, coordinated and united response will involve the fight against irregular flows, or germany didn't have
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a great start to the process of evacuating thousands of people. it's identified as in need of having to leave off gun. this done, the 1st aircraft that it send took only 7 people out of the country. that's the process that is ongoing. bo, and of the aircraft have arrived throughout tuesday. now we've also heard from yen stalsen berg the day. so secretary general, who said that the priority for the alliance is getting there personnel out of afghanistan right now. natal focus right now is to ensure a safe departure or personnel from our, than partner countries and of the africans who have helped us when it comes to those afghans that have worked alongside nato forces. their us shall criteria what a hoops basically that people are going to have to jump through to qualify for getting a ticket onto one of those aeroplanes that's leaving from cobble airport. if we look at those that have worked alongside the germans, well there is a number of,
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of criteria you have to take. you have to basically received a death threat that has to be the specific threat against your person being made. and you also have to have worked with the bundles there within the last 2 years of 2 years, out of 20 years of nato occupation of the country. you also can't have worked with any sub contractors or aid organizations whatsoever. so it does really limits down the amounts of people who will be able to get on to those flights from the german side. if they, they try to escape from cargo when it comes to refugees. so the, the real way, the only way we're going to know just how many people are going to try and flee the country, is how many people arrive in bows near by nations. that's going to be the best gauge of it anyway, you're looking at those countries in central asia, also pakistan. iran as well. should they see huge amounts of people arrived there?
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well then you repeat, leaders may well be prepared for should be prepared to prepare a ring for people to start arriving on mass from afghanistan on european shores. another side of this all is that with the ton of and taking over the reins and couple many countries chose to close the end the season evacuate the dip from us from the country. however, a few missions remain open, including the russian embassy. we in fact, spoke to roches on basset to afghanistan about the current situation on the ground sunday, but i had to missing with a tower, been commanded today, he told me the situation could bulus calm and looting has been stopped. this commander right here without a security detail and just one car, he confirm security guarantees for embassy. we discussed with him a whole range of measures to ensure the security allow requests are met with positive responses. the status of the embassy in terms of security hasn't been degraded in comparison with the status under the previous government. i had wanted
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to go on the 2 of the caboose with that taliban commander, but he said he was in charge of deploying more talib annuitants to the city. so he was very busy and asked us to boot all that to today would talk to american diplomats, the chinese ambassadors called me as well, were staying in touch with those embassies that hadn't been evacuated. the russian foreign ministry also described the situation unfolding enough ghana stone as the natural result of the u. s. and nato troop withdrawal drawing parallels with all the western light interventions over the past 2 decades of critics. a washington link. the operations in the country have been paying directly into the taliban hands as well as equally tunnels explains. they've done it finally from siri and liberating them at least to venezuela and cuba and latin america. washington has a decades long history of failed attempts to bring anti government militia is to power . and at last they've crack the code in. i've gotten, has done with the taliban. apparently,
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all they had to do is instead of aiding them, they should have just fought against them all this time. thanks to our military and our allies and the brave fighters of afghanistan, taliban regime is coming to an end. there is little doubt that our greatest military challenge right now is afghan. stan, we must reverse the tale, bonds, momentum, and deny of the ability to overthrow the government. our troops will fight to win. we will fight to win. it all started so well. the us invaded the taliban, fled to the mountains, the us trained and trained and train the new. i've got an army, spend billions on supplying it with more noms. we spent over a trillion dollars. we trained and equipped an afghan military force with some
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300000 strong. we gave them every tool. they could need all of us in vain, only for the taliban to seize all the equipment. as soon as i've got to stand fools, which strengthen their already solid position in the country, the comprehension of the situation on the ground was also far from what you might expect from the country, deeming itself the military and intelligence superpower. the united states currently lacks a comprehensive strategy to gates reconstruction efforts in afghanistan. it also lacks overarching plants with clearly defined metrics to guide its work in a number of key areas, such as anti corruption, connor narcotics, health, education, gender rule of law and water. all this lead to the inevitable corruption, the thriving within the security forces. there glaring ineffectiveness and as a result, lack of trust to the u. s. backed institution from locals. the african population perceives places, predatory bandits and calls them the most hated institution in the country. around
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30 percent of the recruited place of deserted whether issued weapons to set up their own private checkpoints and extort money from travelers. various sources before the telephone calls were preferrable alternative, and that they were perceived as accessible, fast and less corrupt than the government established courts. so when the u. s says something like this, that force proved incapable of defending the country. and that did happen more rapidly than we anticipated. is it that big of a surprise? i mean, really well, but at least this time america is meddling actually lead a militant group. even one recognized as terrorists by many states to gain total control over a country of galveston who failed. the united states failed and they failed to train the ocoee and military. but to be honest, this isn't even the 1st time where we've seen something like this. remember how much the united states invested in in nation building in iraq and how the iraqi


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