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ah, ah, cobble airport sees more kale says to us military uses peered gas to dispose crowds of people who are still desperate to leave the country. a 1000 remaining strides in afghanistan gotten months around the world of faith in criticism for the flow reforms to the crisis on the program that we hear from one german national begging for rescue for both him and in afghan fiance. let us finally leave this caliphate give me and my fiance permission to enter germany. soldiers are reportedly rallying in the east of the country under the leadership of the vice president who insist teeth. now the country's legitimate caretaker, leader. ah
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. top stories with a solid life from moscow. this is the international from all of us here at the studio is a very warm welcome to you. so for days on from the taliban, dramatic return to power. and i've gone on and chaos continues. cobbled international airport as people try to flee on wednesday, hundreds crowded airport barriers. the report suggest the u. s. military station to the airport used to gas to dispose of the crowds and nothing of the engines. and thousands of people were seen sitting on the ground waiting for a chance to be evacuated with their possessions. lying all around with us guns, queuing at the perimeter is not being confirmed to us troops supreme firing warning shots as quote, a crowd control measure. and the following unverified video shows african women at the airport, pleading with us gods. let them in. the pentagon says it has to defend the field
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because thousands could overrun it, putting their own forces at risk. america and other western countries are prioritize and getting out their own national 1st. meanwhile, taliban fighters and checkpoints have surrounded the airport as of wednesday. the pentagon now like mit, is facing a tough time. getting people out. we don't have the capability to go out and collect of large numbers of people. we're really working hard to get as many people through as possible, and quite frankly, we're not we're, it's obvious. we're not close to where we want to be in terms of getting the numbers through. so we're going to work that 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. the u. s. was caught unawares and i think once again, they have failed to analyze what the situation was. it really puts on full display, the delusions of the u. s. which after all has been in afghanistan for almost 20
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years, consuming, according to some estimates, 2 trillion dollars. this money has not gone to the benefit of the afghan people, obviously. and this whole enterprise has been very bad for the american people as well. many us soldiers have died. the good thing about exposing the delusions of the us empire and the real conservative to run u. s. foreign policy is that it's going to make them harder to continue. so there needs to be a lot more criticism and exposure of what the reality is versus what are the promises and the, the false estimates by us intelligence officials cobble airport is still over crowd of people trying to flee while the list of countries conducting rescue operations seems to be quite long. the number of those who have actually been able to get out is relatively small. and these are some of the problems people are facing. the u. s
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. doesn't have enough troops to god the portal provide security along the numerous taliban checkpoints. now some countries have security doubts about taking refugees in and more preoccupied with the return of their own citizens. well, fair enough. one might imagine the u. s. has evacuated the largest number of national so far and plans to rescue 22000 refugees by the end of august as well. the u. k. authorities have brought back more than 300 british citizens and over 2000 off guns. germany, which was slammed for only taking 7 people on his 1st plan out of cobble, has now helped almost a 1000. as a correspondent peter oliver now picks up this story. well, what we've been hearing here in germany from the interior ministers of the 16 states that make up the federal republic is there petitioning whole state hope of the federal interior minister saying germany needs a new african refugees program, the official message,
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or the message coming from the top of government here in berlin low is that they want to see african refugees housed and looked after in neighboring countries to galveston. countries like a ron and pakistan as well. what we've heard from angular merkel though is she says there are lessons that must be learned from what's happened enough gone and these are still missing. at this point, i can say that we have nor did she tell goals, and we have to discuss more lessons. we have learned from this german evacuation flight the continuing to leave the airport in cobble as of thursday morning, around 900 people had been taken out on lowes plains, but not before. they'll germany, fact q 826-5000 cans of beer and 340 bottles of wine. the common for some criticism for doing math before people were put on those planes when it comes to the job of getting people out. a it's an ongoing process. well, germany has no intention. it would seem at the moment, certainly of recognizing the taliban as the legitimate rulers of afghanistan.
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berlin is in direct contact with the group in order to try and facilitate, allowing those people it wants to see get on a planes to allow them to get to the airport in cobble and get on those flights. now we'll be looking to see how wider international pressure affects things like that, because we've heard that the international monetary fund, the i m f, is just said that they're not going to allow the tele bonds to have access to some $440000000.00 worth of reserves of monetary reserves. we're also looking at how it's being perceived in the why do you repeat and sends a lot of you politicians desperate to avoid a repeat the 2015 refugee crisis. what we've, what we've heard from the likes of a manual mark on the french president, this him saying that his country needs to be protected from those who a seeking refuge. austria has said that camps need to be set up in neighboring
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countries to i've got us done to detain those people who've already previously been expelled from the european union to stop them. essentially, trying to get back in to the you, when it comes to greece, which is one of those countries that is at entry into the european union for refugees and migrants. well, they're saying they're not going to see 2050, repeated self, very strong words coming out of athens, as they say absolutely no way. is that going to happen? they're in fact threatening, they'll send people back to turkey, which is in turn say no way they can't take any more refugees coming over these particular roots. president ed one, they're saying fences and walls will be erected earlier this week. anglo medical, the german chancellor said that there was a lack of union when it came to the european union in matters of asylum. the commission, however, it is also repeated that saying that the whole asylum policy across the you really
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needs to be locked out. but the thing is we knew we needed to be looked at at least 6 years ago, not a lot being told about, but since the commission as well, those saying refugees need to avoid those routes that had been used since 2015, 16 to get in to the european union, we should avoid irregular routes, dangerous routes that are of that facilitated by smartness. instead, we should engage in legal, safe ways for people in need of international protections to come to your opinion. well, it's not just those people that have being referred to is illegal or a regular that are having issues at the moment. those that have right says it would be, get out of cobb lab port on some of those planes are also at a loss how to do that right now. our colleagues that are t shut, german language systems service, spoke to one german passport holder, one german citizen who told us his situation. and i just, i'm
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a german citizen. throughout the day, i stay in constant contact with the german foreign ministry and the german ambassador to couple. and i received an email saying that one can enter germany, only one is a family member of a german. my fiance is such a person, but she's not being recognized in the official status. she's a citizen of afghanistan. we hoped to leave the country as soon as possible and one of the evacuation charter flights. of course, we're very worried about what's going on. we haven't gone out since the day before yesterday since the taliban set up checkpoints all around the city. were also worried that they could find out that i'm a foreigner or that in the future our situation might be worse. if they find out that my fiance is engaged or married abroad once we arrive safely in germany, will of course have no more reason to fear for our lives. we live in a free and democratic country. that's where i want to return to. that's where i belong. i'm calling on the government and the german foreign ministry to let us finish all the paperwork in germany. we have the originals of all of our documents in our hands. let us finally leave this caliphate give me and my fiance permission
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to enter germany. meantime, the deputy chairman of the left parliamentary group in the bush dog, andrea, whom co believes the german government has been masking the reality of the situation. and i've got to stop for quite some time. there's a lot of high poker see here at the moment and just to ation, we have to see if it is a complete disaster. what we are witnessing even and the beginning of this year, the government created to picture in our parliament that there is a full democratic state enough time there is likely severe society and all of these nato involvement success. all this is of course, this hypocrisy it's, it's page, it was for 4 years of painted
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a picture which is not in line with reality, which we can see, you know, i think we should take and bring refugees who are in fear of life. but at the same time, i think it's necessary to really talk to the real power in afghanistan taliban to go to negotiations to negotiations as well. concerning the refugees and not to break all diplomatic ties. well, protest has gathered in london on a wednesday condemning the u. k, governments responds to events and i've got us on the call for those still stuck to be brought to the u. k as quickly as possible. not be a u. k. foreign minister dominic, rub his face a huge criticism in the media. that's after what's reported. i've got interpreters
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who work with british troops missed being evacuated from cobble because the politician was quote, too busy to agree to move while away on a holiday. i've got ministers refused, had talked to a junior minister and delayed the coal by which time the taliban had swept to power . well, the daughter of a british national stock and i've gone on a saturday but half easy has told us officials have done little to nothing to help her mother's a 79 years old, fragile disabled women with previous stroke history of a stroke. and she is currently going through severe arthritis and which is waiting for a surgery. so she cannot travel without a wheelchair access and we will, she has services from the airport and freshman issue is not twice at the airport by crowd passengers trying to get into these flights and other civilians who was friendly, couple so on pressure. and she wasn't able to afford the flights because of her
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medical condition when she attended in the office. was it on couple on stress? surely she was constantly being dismiss. why did god, i tried literally bombarding their twitter account with social media current trying to get their attention to and bear in mind and pay attention to my mother's condition when, personally, and every time i contacted them, i was given the same call continues on the embassy was interesting and encouraging all citizens to trying a commercial life, which on question may be full, been suspended, or the hasty withdrawal. the forces have seen a significant amount of us and nato weaponry and hardware. it goes straight into the hands of the taliban. following footage recently about on line from cobbled shows and binding headquarters of the international security assistance force that the nato mission. and i've got to start, as you can see,
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the staff seemingly smashed all the computers to pieces, leaving bits and pieces all over the floor. they were apparently destroyed to prevent sensitive data from getting into the wrong hands. in a recent interview with a b c news, the u. s. president joe biden admitted he knew that would be chaos and i'll get this done. but said it was unavoidable. this area is known as circuit city. i don't think it could have been handled in a way that there we were going to go back in hindsight and look. but the idea that somehow there's a way to have gotten out without chaos and suing. i don't know how that happens. the decision that seems to have caused by the back at home, his approval rating, heating an old time low as correspondent caleb up and reports the chaotic scenes in cobble have certainly not been good for the white house. the approval rating of joe biden has now dropped to less than half only 46 percent of americans say they like the jobs the new president is doing now. the events in afghanistan
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have certainly been a factor because prior to them he was at 53 percent. so a 7 percent drop seems you have resulted. some polls are now showing that joe biden was handling of afghanistan is less popular than george w bush's handling of afghanistan. and we now have a situation where a senator bob menendez, representing the u. s. foreign relations committee of the senate. he's coming forward with this statement. the events of recent days have been the combination of a series of mistakes made by republican and democratic administrations over the past 20 years, including the trumpet, ministrations, fluid, negotiations with the taliban and the biden administration's flawed execution of the u. s withdraw. the committee will seek a full accounting for these shortcomings. now republicans are being far less forgiving. they say that jo biden's decision to rapidly pull out of afghanistan is harming the united states, discrediting the country,
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hurting relations with allies. there's been a fire storm of anger from the republican side of the aisle this biden administration. so they plan for every scenario. they told us to day prior that coble. ready cobble was not imminent, he told us less than a month before that this would never happen yesterday. president biden would accept responsibility and explain how he would fix the catastrophe in galveston. instead, he blamed his 3 pre disasters and against the ford. beside our troops for 20 years thing the pointing wound solve this crisis boaters there should be top to bottom accountability at the pentagon and within the administration for this disaster that this stunning failure has been met with silence from president biden. cause into serious question. his ability to carry out his duties as commander in chief, the president's failure to acknowledge his disastrous withdrawl provides no comfort to americans or african partners whose lives hang in the balance. now to add insult
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to injury, there are millions, if not billions of dollars of weapons were talking gun ammunition tank helicopters that have simply been abandoned. these were weapons that were given to the u. s. trained afghan forces and they seem to have been left behind. and from what jake sullivan was, the national security advisor to joe biden says it's pretty unlikely that the taliban is simply going to hand them over at the airport. now. nancy pelosi stepped up and defended the president on this point. i command the president for the action that he took. this is what happens when you withdraw you some stuff. some equipment is left there. now joe biden stands by his decision. he says that there would have not ever been a good time for the usa to pull out of afghanistan. this would have resulted at any point in which this happened. he says he did the right thing. polls are showing americans are not pleased. there is also some outrage in the international community, not a good day for the white house. as politicians play the blame game over what's
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happened in recent days. our sister china r t. america put the whole last gun issue up for debate. former president george w bush issued a statement on this. he said that he felt, quote, deep sadness at the return to power by the taliban, and called biden's withdraw. these are all quote, he said, a mistake and unbelievably bad. we really began to lose the war in afghanistan in 2003 when he diverted attention to iraq. and instead of focusing on afghanistan, as we got deeper, deeper into iraq, afghanistan became known as the forgotten war. and people were wondering what's going on with that war ended by the way. and that allowed taliban to begin to creep back in. and because all resources, all attention was thereby focused on iraq trying to trying to nation building and regime change. nation building, which were really, really crappy at rather by the way. and we need to get out of that business all
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together. and we, we fail. we failed in both countries. now we've got nothing but total disasters in both countries and over $60000000.00 worth of expenditure, not to mentioned the treasure of life and limb of countless americans and others that have been lost. and it's just, and it's a tragedy, as, as might just say that there are nato invoked article 5 that you know, and an attack on one member state is an attack on all. so at what point should they have returned to their original mission of keeping afghanistan secure? you know, we've seen these heavy handed interventions by the u. s. and nato and western european countries like libyan syria. and i've had, you know, disastrous consequences. so, one would hope this might situation f canister might be a wake up call. you know, these military interventions don't work affectively and cause a lot of hardship and suffering for the population of these countries will have to
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solve their own internal political problems. most international lead scholar, believe the war in afghanistan was illegal because the taliban never directly sent 911 hijackers to bomb the trade center. and there are no legal basis for that war. so the swift advancement made by the taliban is a failure of the afghan forces. i mean is that kind of tone deaf and simply just punting responsibility. the us cannot and should not try to deflect blame for what's happened there at the end of the day. we are the ones who invaded that country. we're the ones who over through the government there and replaced it with, with our own. and so when we suddenly decide to leave and everything goes to crap, we're ultimately responsible for that. you cannot, you cannot shock blame in this situation and ultimately all falls back on the united states of america for the devastation that being rotten, that country right now or the outset kind of precedent shotgun,
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he has defended his decision to resign and flee. cobble on sunday and his 1st public address and leaving gonna blame the failure of the peace process for the taliban snatching power. you also rejected rumors that he run away with hundreds of millions of dollars stuffed into suitcases. despite reports, he had tried to take so much cash, he couldn't fit all of it in his helicopter to them, you're welcome to come 1st. if i stayed there, it would have led to bloodshed and campbell with the taliban. and their national and international colleagues had said clearly that while i'm there, they won't see any peaceful course. if i had stayed there, the president of august on would once again be hanged before the very eyes of the guns. and the big, shameful and historic disaster will happen once again. i was forced to leave a dentist on with one set of traditional clothes, a vest, and the sandals i was wearing. i didn't have the intention to flee and abandon the country and i will talk to return back to have going on and continue the fight.
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that's all about takeover has not led to the widespread bloodshed, many had feared public resistance to the groups return has so far been limited. happy in some protest against changing the national i scan flag to the taliban white and black. they millison has be understand, killed and injured several protesters earlier on wednesday when they open fire on a crowd. however, the demonstrations cannot necessarily be viewed as entirely anti taliban, as people have been waving the national flag to mark the country's independence day . by day like guy he just fine up a lamp post the way the flag in front of its cheering crowd. now during all of this, a bit further south in the city of cost, people also tore down the taliban and sign up in the main square and appointed the old gun flag and said, taliban fighters did open fire, but as we understand nobody was well, the taliban has used the occasion of the 100 and 2nd anniversary of the countries
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independence from british rule to officially announced the creation of the islamic emerald of i've gotten this done. meanwhile, a more serious threat to the taliban power. grap is potentially forming in the countries east. it is reported that afghan army soldiers are rallying in the pan g . a province. it's the only region of afghan star that's still contested. it was an outpost of taliban resistance, back on the 9th in ninety's. it also held out during the soviet invasion upon j. a province is located within a valley of very steep mountains. the foremost solid natural defense in spearheading the resistance. there now is the afghan 1st vice president. i'm a ruler sally. unlike us nato, we haven't lost spirit and see enormous opportunities ahead. useless caveats finished joining the resistance sala has declared himself. i've got to start a legitimate acting president. after his former boss fled the country. he has ford
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islam of before and been in charge of the national security directorate and other key figure is helping him rally the resistance together. that's not much sued. he's the son and the namesake of a prominent afghan warlord, who opposed the 1st taliban rule and my suitor spoke back in june about defending his homeland. they're going to fight for the rights of the people. they're going to fight for the rights of women, and they're going to fight for many other values. the 2 chairs, if you look at, you can see that you're the 1st line of defense. we are defending europe, you're defending division, and i've been fighting them just for themselves. but for everyone, i cannot. my suit has now urged western countries to provide weapons and ammunition and videos have started circulating online over the so called resistance forces. so you're looking at them right now. writing that mopeds and flying flags with the green, white and black dust, the flag of the northern alliance. now politics, professor melinda, mr. had told us whether the lions actually poses any real threat to the taliban
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within the funds to valley the punch a district has a history of standing up against any kind of italian rule noted with the soviet lady to the civil law. i'm the one that did a good job. all those were washing the thunder valley around the literacy fall. i met some, some mas who at the moment, i'm given that vice president stared back and he's making the claim. he's going to be very, i'll under mental in terms of going this thing, that particular opposition, which was in there pretty slowly coming together. well, the thought of as rapid return was greeted with celebrations in syria's edaly province. of course, that easily province, the hot bed of jihad is very close to the turkish border. but that will not go down well with washington. because that region is the base of the supposedly moderate
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opposition who of course, washington is being backing all along is eager to dine off. file this report. the taliban is back on the offensive, this time on an international scale, but instead of machine guns and bombs, their weapon of choice is payoff. including pledges like this to abandon their barbarous ways. but i want to give assurances to all competitors, those on the position side as interpreters involved in military actions or those who helped civilian sectors. we have granted them all amnesty. we don't want to take revenge on anyone. and though viewed who are talented and from the soil, we don't want them to leave never, they are a valuable asset. they must stay in the country. it's not god's willing. and according to sherry law, we will that women work and participate in activities. women are the main symbol of our society. we respect them. women will participate in different sectors of society. although according to this area law, some are sure it's the same old jihad preaching taliban. for example,
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extremists in the syrian province of ed live who have been out celebrating what they see as the victory of their idea, logical twin. 20 years ago, george w bush declared the end of the taliban. but the taliban were patients and carried out their jihad. so men of syria trusting god, unify your ranks and hold up the taliban. is your example, sir? and jihad is even handed out suites, as if imagining they themselves had just and to damascus. and in case you forgot who these taliban loving terrorists are. they are the same people, the mainstream media and politicians, hard sold as serious moderate opposition. the
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some of that opposition, so called moderate opposition, needs to be part of a syrian political future after assad. and after the transition transition, the moderate opposition in syria is one that if we're ever going to have to have a political transition, we need news for a front, which is an al qaeda affiliate. as absorbed as have other smaller groups have absorbed a number of what we would have previously called the modern opposition situation theory has always been very complex. it was actually back into 2012. busy i was in a country in the middle east, near syria, speaking to people who were living on the border at the time. you know, nobody really knew anything, especially in the us. americans are generally kept in the dark by our government. we didn't know much,
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but over there there were dozens upon dozens of terrorist organizations of care. it's actors that were being funded by the united states being called these people, rebels that us with the 40. while edna is a western beacon of hope for regional democracy, cobble is not what way of saying isn't on mitigated disaster. every terrorists around the world and syria, in iraq and in and in africa are cheering the defeat of the united states military by a terrorist organization. while the west is now busy warning the world that g hardest movements will draw inspiration from america humiliation. and i've got to stand, it seems not to have noticed that it's supposed moderates in syria, actually the 1st to have done. so why that's a rough up on the situation in afghanistan for now, here on our t, however,
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we are on stand by any moment. now we're going to cross live to a press conference here in the heart of moscow. the russian foreign, minnesota law for off with his libyan counterpart of staging, a press a here on the russian capital. we understand they're talking about libya, all it's all they're going to touch down on. i've got this done as well. as soon as that happens, we will cross live to that press conference for the meantime. this is archie international life from moscow. the while the make no certainly no borders and the number we have with the lead on the back seat. the whole world needs to take action.


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