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when so many find themselves well to part, we choose to look for common ground in the thing that the top stories of the week chaos continues at cobble airport. after the tele bond sweeps to power enough to understand the last protected route to flee, the militants is reported to be closing for the next 2 days to evacuate goes already inside. meanwhile, many others desperate to use it to escape remain outside. despite the devastating advance of the tele bond, public resistance to the list remains among those that continue to protest are many african women all in fear of their future. and the catholic pullout by western coalition also leaves behind huge amounts of ammunition for the insurgents, including advanced weaponry from aircraft through armored vehicle. ah,
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broadcast direct from our studios in moscow. recapping, weeks thompson with our weekly program. this is our t international. the taliban. rapid power graham through afghanistan has dominated the headlines this week. however, one region remains outside the groups control and the battle for it is looming. the reports are coming in that the taliban is now preparing to attack. the strategic pens, your valley and defiant afghans have fled to the region. an outpost of resistance to the taliban. since the 1990 s. it is just over 100 kilometers north of cobble and is surrounded by steep mountains that form a solid natural barrier. meanwhile, in couple at least 7 civilians were killed on sunday at the cities airport. as huge crowds continued to gather in a desperate bid to flee. this is according to the case defense minister.
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the airport has been the scene of stampede. the crowd surges in widespread panic since the militant group announced its take over local media. however, it is now reporting that it will be shut for 48 hours to evacuate those inside, while thousands of others were main desperate to flee with all national border crossings. now run by the surgeon. the heavily guarded airport remains the only way out. president joe biden said in his speech to the nation that although 33000 people have already been infatuated from afghanistan, the u. s. is still working hard to get americans and african allies out. yeah. did that the evacuation had been painful and a lot could still go wrong. let me be clear. the evacuation of thousands of people from campbell is going to be hard and painful. no matter when it started when we
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began. i think when this is over, the american people have a clear understanding of what i did, why we did it, and look at the job. my job is to make judgements. my job is to make judgements. no one else can or will make. i made them. i'm convinced i'm absolutely correct. and it is not the 1st time buyer has defended his decision to withdraw troops from the country originally scheduled to be over august 30. first. the president has now admitted that deadline may have to be extended to complete evacuation, or donald breaks down 7 days of disarray at a down a stance. last exit point. the past few days have been an ultimate exercise in white washing for the white house. the beverly collapse of ganawe's done following the us withdrawal happened as people were being shot, desperate of gunny scaling jets, some even tragically falling off the shaggy to their deaths. and as
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a curator in chief biden searched for excuses, and he initially went for the statue of limitations defense. we've all seen the pictures. we've seen those hundreds of people packed into a c 17. we've seen afghans falling. there was 4 days ago, 5 days ago. it was actually 2, but that's not really the point to anyway. it was the fact that service dogs booted planes and flew to freedom while crowds fought for axis on the runway below. and the us ambassador to the un didn't seem to mind. we are in a process of trying to get people out and our friends and allies are not hanging off of planes. there are many things that can make a loving parent to give away their infant child to complete strangers in military uniform. yet this option turned out to be preferable to having the baby learn 1st steps under the taliban. i've done, women took the groups, promises to treat them fairly with
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a huge pinch of salt too. but to take them is a tool order, even for american nationals who are beef and rude to the couple. airports. contrary to jo biden's claims, we have no indication that they haven't been able to get the income all through the airport. we've made an agreement with the, with the tale bond as far they've allowed them to go through it and they're interested in that to go through. so we know of no circumstance where american citizens are carrying an american passport are trying to get through to the airport . we are aware that some people, including americans have been harassed and even, even by the taliban. this is unacceptable, and we made it clear to their designated teller bun leader by joe biden, is far from the only person taking the flag. the gentleman authorities scorched for evacuating beer before local staffers who risk their lives, working for the military and up to that relatives of a do,
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each of villa correspondents have been killed by the hardliners as they are right now. trying to find the reporter himself. chancellor angle americo had to openly admit that the african nation billing experiment was a mistake. i just didn't succeed and weren't accomplished as we had planned. that is a realization and the middle, one of them is terrifying for the millions of afghans who support the more free society and who, with the support of when they strove for democracy, cation and women's rights, and made important progress. prisons, foreign secretary is edge to step down. as the media alleged, he did not help. going interpreters for the u. k. army escaped the country before the taliban takeover and possible revenge attacks. and all of this is happened with smallest scandal. like the possibility that the evacuation might not be free for americans. and amid all of this, it appears the u. s. leadership still does not have
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a single clue how to contain the fall out of this disastrous withdrawal. i cannot promise with the final outcome will be we don't have the capability to go out and collect up large numbers of people. 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 us, which after all has been in afghanistan for almost 20 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 u. s. empire and the neo conservative to run
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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. now as we heard, many people have not been able to get on flight leaving cobble. we spoke with a german national, who is currently stuck in the country with his african fiance. and i just, i'm a german citizen. throughout the day, i stay in constant contact with the german foreign ministry and the german ambassador to couple. 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, and she's a citizen of afghanistan. we hope to leave the country as soon as possible on 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
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checkpoints all around the city. were also worried that they could find out that i'm a foreigner or that in the future are situation like you're worse if they find out that my fiance is engaged or got married abroad. once we arrive safely in germany, we'll 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 to enter germany. while confusion reins of the airport in the capitol itself, daily life has all but ground to a halt. local journalist took us on a tour of couple also several days that they call. we'll see if he's a capital off of gun to some fall into the top of and it seems that the sales is quite sharp that you are seeing here. they're all clues, the bonds, the restaurant, the supermarket, they're all crews. and if you see this region here, it's
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a completely acquired it 3. if you compare it with us before we do a month before, before it's all about capture the city, it was a very rock city. it's what the, what these areas you factor very russian area of call, but now it's what it's looking like. why will our majority, this person does not make a model in the press kind of fraud, assured the people and cover that they are protected by the ton of on w w. i'd also say that it's not about leadership. i have all that to the fight as that they don't have permission to enter for any houses or to any to search. i know how it is built they. they are not allowed to enter the house. has our inquiry on the government. people know i'm a year and a checkpoint of a ton of money and publish it. i bring us with the commander of the check. fine. that's how they can. i showed the security people on what they are saying. what people come up. my name is above the rock mancha chime. i'm the manager hit in the
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land, the camera move, and it has been 18 or 20 years that we've been in the mountains. now we've captured capital city. i hope you are not set. and we have not great of the problem for the terrible people. now i see the shops and markets are closed. what's your message to the shopkeepers and owners of the market? look as i do what a good will given them freedom. they should come and open the shop. there is no problem for them. the fight in finished and have dentist fighting has finished and again, this done, there is no g had animals before this is gone. now we should come together and save our country. this is one of the cobble international airport get lots of people just got here to get charles to get inside of the airport. but if the security forces that they don't give permission to anyone to get inside of the airport, now i'm going to interview with one of the guys who is waiting for long time. it is good, but he couldn't find the child to get inside of the airport. so how long have you
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been behind this gate? it's been around 3 days. there were people that stormed the airport with a certificate for an english course. people went with electricity bills, but those of us with the real documents couldn't get inside. i have my special immigrant visa, which has been accepted and approved, but i still can't get in sight. getting caught taliban take over has revived major concerns about the info of migrant into europe. with e u officials openly fearing a repeat of 2015 crisis, when more than a 1000000 flooded into the block, austria as a leader has repeated his firm opposition to taking asylum seekers this occurred despite you, chief ursula vander, lay and stating over the weekend that into europe's moral duty to help stood up. so the assist type clearly opposed to us now voluntarily taking in more people and that will not happen during my child from the ship. i'm not of the opinion that we should take in more people quite the opposite. that's legal. i think it is very
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important that we offer it legal ways to those who have to flee afghan is down because of their convictions. we must now offer them safe ways to leave the country and be accepted by dimensions of this week. hungry said that it will not make its citizens pay for what it called flawed american decisions. greece is migration minister in the country won't again become europe, refugee gateway and french president. and i know my crime called on you members to coordinate a response against irregular migratory flows. even germany, the you state that took most migrants in the 2015 mass in flux, warns afghanistan's neighbors must take asylum seekers and that the whole block agrees with that policy. however neighboring took medicine and it was beck has done have taken practically no african refugees. just 14 and 13 migrants respectively. austria, as former foreign minister told my colleague andrew farmer earlier that only
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a controlled migration policy can work. certain countries have announced that they will, from a phrase like that pekin to groups of african political refugees. france announced they would like to take our to john or the some other say they would like to take medical doctors that are in the area. and so they would like to pick and choose. now this is what actually alina, my and he go asylum, he's being mechanism should be involved. but i don't see it happen in this case. i mean, where were people righteous? where can people book the sites and get the family ready for moving? we simply cannot reduce the whole african backup only to this migration issue it's, it's a much, much wider when it comes to security question when it comes to political
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responsibility. and as, as many have stated, including means of attacks it's, it's a complete loss of trustworthiness, of credibility, of what you all of these call, well, you know, in terms of human rights respect, and cetera. and i think this destruction of an image is which will fall on our hat in a maximum noisy, a way. and then to current my question, crisis, we have seen a tremendous decree of in computor. and i'm not surprised by this type of thing. compet. knowing a little bit, some of the organizations from the inside, some of the people who are now in the high of criticism it's it's, it's an absence of fans of realism. it's an absence of being able to think in the
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category of your politics, of the human nature and of history and all that i would say i've got his son is an emblematic symbol of of what is still to come in terms of the tremendous crisis of whatever the west has claimed to stand for, vladimir putin had dismissed a plan by western states to put afghan refugees in central asia, according to the proposal. they would have the u. s. or u. v says process there before traveling to a final destination. it must be our goal to keep the majority of the people in the region. europe shouldn't wait until people stand at our external borders for. busy vladimir putin was thinking, speaking up specifically there against several proposals that were given by european leaders to confine afghan refugees to the region until they purportedly
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received visas from the u. s. or some other western country. but of course, nobody knows exactly how long that's going to take, or if they're even going to receive visas at all. it's important to remember that throughout the the ladder years of the afghanistan war and now a lot of people in afghanistan who collaborated with nato forces the us led coalition. they were promised visas and never received one and now they're fearing reprisals from the taliban. so let's hear what the russian president had to say about the situation. but even with now, what's been partners frequently raised the question of accommodating african refugees in central asian countries before they get a u. s. visa or some other one. so you can send people without a visa to these countries to our neighbors, but they don't want to take them with the visas to their own countries. is quite a humiliating approach to the issue. now putting statement come amid the preparations for tomorrow's collective security treaty organization meeting that's, that's an organization in which 3 of its members states are cars. exxon could
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kurdistan and said you could stand, these are all countries that are located in the central asian region where afghanistan is also located. and this is especially serious for to get to stand because it shares a common border with the dentist. and, but one of the bigger problems really is that, who's to say that all of the refugees that come into the region are actually going to be refugees are not military themselves. i mean, this is serious problem that the russian president has said has a direct relationship to russian national security when you had teams to but we don't, once militants disguise those refugees appearing in our country to her as we are witnessing now. and i've got this, then these horrors were on our territory not so long ago. no one wants to repeat of that. that's why we don't one, those elements coming from them. now of course those horrors on the territory of the russian federation and in central asia that putting was referencing there, of course, had to do with the terrorist attacks that the region and russia have have had, had
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a problem with throughout the early 2, thousands and even after 2010 and nobody really wants to see of course, a repeat of these terrorist activities. in the face of the overwhelming islamist offensive afghans have rallied across the country to show resistance to the new regime. in cobble crowds marched through the streets denouncing the country's take over. they chanted anti taliban slogans and carried the african national flag a burgeoning symbol of defiance. this unverified video purports to show a taliban fighters seizing national flags from men in the street and flapping him in the face. women also took part in the protest. it is feared that they are among the most threatened in today's taliban control. by gamma. stan, since the take over st advertisement in couple showing female faces have been painted over beauty salon have also closed their doors, fearing reprisals. local say women have practically disappeared from the streets with only a very small number. daring to come out. all that,
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despite the taliban promises to respect women's rights, now it seems afghans don't have much confidence. in those words. we don't want to go back 20 years. they used force against us and broke our smartphone. and they told us that you can not freeze your flag. they told us, go and sit at home. your women be ashamed of the one who fools to protest against him to show the world that the taliban government does not have any value. not just for us, it has no legitimacy in the world. earlier, my colleague gracie shay spoke to the mayor of couple about the situation on the ground. they are in touch with me. they called me and they informed me that i should continue my job for seems to some that the taliban is perhaps putting on a bit of a p. r stunt at the moment, the taliban saying that they want women to have the opportunity perhaps to even get
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a job. it says women can perhaps even get an education. we have educated women, we have women who can provide services. we have women can, who can be part of the economy, therefore it's only logical for itala by government our, for any government to make sure that we take advantage of that the issue of women has to be dealt with in the context of human rights and islam of course, within that context, there are freedoms. we cannot deny that from the women of upon us. do you think the lack of resistance, even the lack of blood spilled, suggests that actually strong support for the taliban within the country. there was a little bit of both for support for paula bon resentment of how things were managed. this satisfaction among racket, rank, and file the military and security forces to not to fight because they didn't want to fight or something unknown. be everything. what defines around
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individuals rather than systems. therefore, the motivation to fight for a person or persons was not enough for the people to fight. therefore there was no bloodshed. thank god. do you think mister mayor? the people of cobble are going to accept taliban rule? both sides have to come to grips with reality and naturally follow, but will also have to come to grips with reality that are on the sun is not the same song 20 years ago. so there is a given take that has to take place. anger over the destruction in afghanistan has reached america as well, with rallies pouring under the streets to protest against the taliban seizing power . after the u. s. coalitions. rapid withdrawal protests broke out on both the east and west coasts from lake washington, dc with demonstrators chanting free, afghanistan and biden. you betrayed us. they also demanded whitehouse help. the struggling out can population, people are being persecuted,
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women and children do not do not have a future enough dentist and under the terrorist, the taliban, it's a terrorist organization. there are the same ones that have that we've dealt with in the past. the u. s. never says that we've never deal with tara why, why are we sitting down on the same table and making agreements with me? i hope that's not going to be a job that i'm gonna come to you guys because they're on that and i'm going to meet the woman who i know be out of the market the they just need a hot play late. what no mention gonna come knocking your door. the translators are left their left bleeding. taliban are
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going around killing every single one of them. we're not doing anything about it. the united states government that promised every single one of these workers that wanted to come get you out there or not there. those people are dying. one by one who taliban has a huge arsenal of high tech weapons worth billions of dollars. originally gifted by the pentagon to the african army, us national security adviser answered questions on the arms left behind. those black hawks were given to the taller one they were given to the african national security forces to be able to defend themselves. we don't have a complete picture obviously of where every article of defense materials has gone by. certainly a fair amount of it has fallen into the hands of the taliban. and obviously, we don't have a sense that they are going to readily handed over to us at the airport footage
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from the week shows taliban fighters praying round cobble with american made rifles and military vehicles. they have acquired washington is still trying to estimate just how much weaponry and jack has fallen into insurgent hands. and to add insult to injury, the taliban has also created a photo opportunity. one of its special command units decked out in u. s. military gear recreated my conduct world war 2 photo of troops raising the american flag on g, mom. but this time the telephone flag was in its place. speaking to our team is going underground us comedian and political commentator jimmy door gave us his thoughts on his country's handling of the crisis. you want a u. s. intervention a military intervention. tell me about which country you want the u. s. intervening . and i think it's about, i mean, because a lot of people are saying we need to stay in afghanistan to help the women. i say, how about the united states takes about 3 or 4000 troops and invades los angeles
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and brings health care and medical aid, and shelter to the 60000 homes, people in, in los angeles. how about we invade the inner cities of america? and we bring health care to those people. we bring shelter to those people. we bring medicine to those people. we bring counseling to those people. how about we invade america? and we start trying to help america. when is, when is america going to care about the women? and, you know, one out of 5 kids in america lives in poverty. so if you want to help people, why don't you give women and children want to give women a living wage in the united states? give them health care and give them an education? i radically, that's what the government up get then did up until we invented the taliban if you took. so there are 600000 according to statistics, there's 600000 homeless people in america. lot of those are women. lot of those are children. now if you gave them each a $1000.00 stipend a month, a $1000.00 a month to go get housing. that would cost $7200000000.00
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a year. 7.2000000000. you know, we've been spending 2 trillion dollars or the last 20 years, 300000000 dollars a day to kill people and get it then. so the united states ever really cared about women. they could spend a $7200000000.00 to do or take care of the homeless people in the united states. give them a 1000 that they won't do it. so yes, joe biden, nancy pelosi, chuck schumer, mitch mcconnell, all the leaders and both parties. they know that they're, that one out of 5 children lives in poverty in the united states, along with their mothers. and they don't care. in other news tonight, 5 people have been injured in an explosion and fire on the offshore platform in the gulf of mexico. the owner pemex says the blaze is under control, workers were evacuated, and the injured are being treated for burns. pemex is investigating the cause, the fire,
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the platform is part of mexico's largest oil field producing around 640000 barrels of oil per day. in early july in under water fire occurred on another panics platform in the gulf due to a gas leak. it took more than 5 hours to fully extinguish that place. no injuries were reported and production from the project was not affected. to influence are among the 22 people confirmed after severe rainfall triggered fierce flooding in the u. s. state of tennessee. more than 40 people are also missing after the torrent ripped through cars and homes. heavy rain cut mobile phone services and the state national guard has been deployed. help stranded residents, 33, ty, riot, please have a fire tear gas water cannons and rubber bullets. protesters demanding for a 3rd day. the resignation of the countries prime minister over his handling of the pandemic demonstrator was left in a coma after a bullet lodged in his head in the classes as writers hurled fireworks in
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projectiles. protesters gathered at the national police headquarters as well as blocking major motor ways through bank cox, and volunteers are planting at 10000 feet or seedlings in a bed to restore siberian forests destroyed by the summer's record wildfires. hundreds of huge blazes have burned across an area twice the size of luxembourg in the region of you could you environmental workers and students have come together on project as local communities try to rebuild their lives. let's look at your weekly this. i'll be back in 30 minutes with another look, this is our to international stay with us. ah ah, the ah,
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