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the who's who's in the top stories of the week? chaos continues that cobble airport after the telephone sweets into power and i've gone with them. the last protected route to flee. the militant is reported to be closing for the next 2 days to evacuate. those already inside, meanwhile, many others are desperate to use it to escape remain outside. despite the devastating advance of the taliban public resistance to the next remains among those that continue to protest and are many african women all in fear of the future . and decay, alex pullout by the western coalition also leaves behind huge amounts of ammunition for the insurgents, including advanced weaponry from aircraft to armored vehicles. ah
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. are broadcasting web direct from studios moscow. this is art international. and sean thomas certainly glad to have you with us. now the taliban rapid power grabbed through afghanistan has dominated the headlines this week. however, one region remains outside the groups control. and the battle for it is looming. reports are coming in that the taliban is now preparing to attack these strategic pens, hair, valley defiant afghans have fled to the region and it's an outpost of resistance to the taliban. since the 1990 s, is just over 100 kilometers north of cobble and is surrounded by feet, 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 the,
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the airport has been the scene of stampedes crowds surges and widespread panic. and milton group announced its take over local media, however, is now putting that it will be shut for 48 hours to evacuate those inside, while thousands of others remain desperate to flee with all national border crossings. now run by the insurgents. the heavily guarded airport remains the only way out. presidential biden said in his speech to the nation that although 33000 people have already been evacuated from afghanistan, he is still working hard to get americans and afghan allies out. he added 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 began. i think when this is over, the american people have a clear understanding of what i did, why we did it. and but look at the job. my job is to make judgements. my job is to
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make judgements. no one else can or will make. i made them, i'm convinced i'm absolutely correct. right in this is not the 1st time biden has defended his decision to withdraw troops from the country originally scheduled to be over on august 30. first, the president has now admitted that deadline may have to be extended to complete the evacuation or done of breaks down 7 days of a disarray. i have kenneth stands last to exit point the past few days have been an ultimate exercise in white washing for the white house. the beverly collapse of gan is 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 a curator in chief biden searched for excuses, and he initially went for the statue of limitations defense. we've all seen the
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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. anyway, it was the fact that service dogs booted planes and flew to freedom while crowds fought for access 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 aren't many things that can make a loving parent to give away their, in from 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 been, women, took the groups, promises to treat them fairly with a huge pinch of salt too. but to take them is a tool order,
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even for american nationals who were beaten and rude to the couple. airports. contrary to jo biden's claims, we have no indication that they haven't been able to get to go through in their interest to go through. so we know of no circumstance where american citizens are carrying an american passport for trying to get through to the airport. we are aware that some people, including americans have been harassed and even beaten by the taliban. this is unacceptable and we made it clear to their designated telephone leader. but joe biden is far from the only person taking the flack, the german authorities scorched for evacuating beer before local staffers who risk their lives working for the military. and after that, relatives of a do, 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 building experiment was a mistake. i just didn't succeed. and aren't accomplished as we had planned the
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realization on the mit is terrifying for the 1000000 african smith who supported the more free society and who with the support of when they've gone through for democracy and women's rights and made important progress. prisons. foreign secretary is edge to step down as the media alleged, he did not help. i'm going to interpreters for the u. k. army escaped the country before the taliban takeover and possible revenge attacks. and all of this is peppered with smaller scandals 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 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 of large numbers of people. the u. s. was caught unawares and i think once
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again, they have failed to analyze what the situation was. it really puts on full display of the delusions of the u. s. 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 us empire and the neoconservatives 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,
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operational. now as we heard, many people have not been able to get on flights, leaving couple we spoke with 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 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 got married abroad once we arrived safely in germany, will of course have no more reason to fear for our lives. we live in
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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 my fiance permission to enter germany and while confusion reigns at the airport in the capitol itself, daily life has all but ground to a halt. a local journalist took us on a tour of couple also, several days that they call. we'll see the capital off a gun to some fall into the fall of one. it seems that the sales, the city is quite sharp, that we are seeing you here. they're all clues. the bonds, the restaurant, the supermarket did all cruise. and if you see this region here, it's a completely all wired 3. if you compare it with the year before we do a month before, before it's all about capture this, it was a very rock city for the area. you talk to very russian or your call,
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but now it's very, it's looking very why we will our majority, this person of the stomach, a model in the press kind of frog i sure people call that they are protected by the ton of on w w, w i'd also say that it's not about leadership. i have all the to the fighters 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 and the houses are in quite it on the government. people know i'm here in the checkpoint of a ton of money in public. i break off with the command of the check point. that's how they can show the security people and what they are saying. what did people come up? my name is above the rock mancha chime. i'm the manager hit in the land, the camera move, and it has been 18 or 20 years that we've been in the mountain just now. we've captured capital city. i hope you are not set and we have not great the problem for the capital people. now i see the shops and markets are closed. what's your message
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to the shopkeepers and owners of the market? look as i do what a good will given them. freedom should common open their shop. there is no problem for them. the fight in finished and again, fighting has finished and again, this done, there is no g animal before this has gone to her. now we should come together and save our country. this is one of the college and national airport get lots of people are just got here to get charles to get inside of the airport. but it seems that the security forces that they don't give permission. anyone forget 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 did he put in find the chance to get inside of the airport? how long have you been behind this gate? it's been around 3 days. there were people that stormed the airport with the 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
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immigrant visa, which has been accepted and approved, but i still can't get in sight. getting caught on the taliban take over, has revived a major concerns about the inflow of migrant into europe with you. officials openly fearing a repeat of the 2015 crisis, when more than a 1000000 flooded into the block, austria leader has repeated his firm opposition to taking asylum seekers this occurred despite you. chief ursula vander land is speeding over the weekend that europe, moral duty to help is to the absolute are such time clearly opposed to us now voluntarily taking in more people. and that will not happen during my chancellor's ship. i'm not of the opinion that we should take more people quite the opposite. that's legal. i think it is very important that we offer it legal ways to those who have to flee afghan is down because of their conviction. we must now offer them ways to leave the country and be accepted. and as you mentioned this week,
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hungry said that it will not make its citizens pay for what is called flawed american decisions, greece's migration minister, and says that the country won't, again, become europe's refugee gateway, and friendship presidential manuel mac crohn called on members to coordinate a response against irregular migratory flows, even germany, the you state that took most migrants in the 2015 mass in flux ones i've kind of stands neighbors must take asylum seekers and that the whole block agrees with that policy. however, neighboring turkmenistan and was becca, stan have taken practically no african refugees. just 14 and 13 migrants respectively. austria is former foreign minister told my colleague and farmer earlier that only a controlled migration policy can work. certain countries have announced that they will, from a phrase like that pekin to groups of political refugees, france announced they would like to take our to john or the some other say they
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would like to seek medical doctors that are in the area. and so they would like to pick and choose. now this is what actually, alina, my and ego asylum seeking 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 it's doing when it comes to security question when it comes to political responsibility. and as many of think it means over a text it's, it's a complete loss of trustworthiness, of credibility, of what you all of this call, well, you know,
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in terms of human rights respect, etc. and i think the destruction of an image is which will fall on our hat in a maximum noisy, a way. and then the current, my question price is we have seen a tremendous degree of in computor. and i'm not surprised by the type of thing competent and knowing a little bit of 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 category of your politics, of the human nature and of history. and all that i would say is an emblematic symbol of,
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of what is still to come in terms of tremendous crisis of whatever the west has claimed to stand for. vladimir putin had dismissed a plan by western states to put down refugees in central asia, according to the proposal. they would have their u. s. or uses 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 speaking, speaking up specifically there against several proposals that were given by european leaders to confine afghan refugees to the region until they purportedly 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
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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 now western 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 statements 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 like sun could curtis then 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 that dentist. and,
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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 militants themselves. i mean, this is serious problem that the russian president has said has a direct relationship to russian national security. when you hit the teamster when we don't, once militants disguise those refugees appearing in our country, the horrors we are witnessing now. and i've got to stand these horrors were on our territory not so long ago. no one wants a 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 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 is going to offensive, afghans have rallied across the country to show resistance to the new regime. in
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cobble crowds marched through the streets, denouncing the countries 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 a men in the street and then flapping him in the face. women also took part in the protest. it is fear that they are among the most threatened in today's taliban controlled afghanistan. since the take over st advertisements in cobble showing female faces have been painted over beauty salons have also closed their doors, fearing reprisals, locals say women have practically disappeared from the streets with only a very small number. daring to come out. all that, despite the tele buns, promises to respect women's rights. now this 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
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not raise your flag. they told us, go and sit at home. your women be ashamed of the one who fools to protest against them to show the world that the taliban government does not have any value. not just for us, it has no legitimacy in the world for where my colleague, sherry talked to the mayor of cobble 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 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
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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 fall upon, resentment of how things were managed to satisfaction among racket, rank, and file in the military and security forces to not to fight because they didn't want to fight or something unknown. the. everything was defined around 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 thing. god, do you think mister mayor?
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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 side is not the same for 20 years ago. so there's a given take that has to take place. all right, anger over the destruction in afghanistan has reached america as well, with rallies pouring onto streets to protest against the taliban, seizing power after the u. s. coalitions rapid withdraw. protests broke out on both of the east and west coast from lake to washington, dc with demonstrators chanting free afghans. damn, and biden is a trade us. they also demanded winehouse helps struggling afghan population. people are being persecuted, 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
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in the past. the us never says that we've never deal with terrorist why. why are we sitting down on the same table and making agreements with me? oh, there was gonna be a job that i'm going to come to you guys because there are the enemy, enemy, woman, you know, be on the market. i think they just need a hot pretty late. what no doubt, come, knocking your door, betrays way. there are left there, left bleeding, elevator 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. someone to come get you out me, they are not there. those people are dying. one by one delta and now has
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a huge arsenal of high tech weapons worth billions of dollars. originally gifted by the pentagon to the african army, the u. s. national security adviser answered questions on the arms left behind. those black hawks were given to the tall 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. but 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 from the week shows telephone finders printing around cobble with american made rifles and military vehicles that they have acquired. washington is still trying to estimate just how much weaponry and tech has fallen into the surgeon hands and to add insult to injury the taliban has also created
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a photo opportunity. one of its special command units decked out in u. s. military gear recreated an iconic world war 2 photo of troops raising the american flag on it would jima. but this time the taliban flag was in its place. speaking the rti is going underground us comedian and political commentator jimmy dora gave us his thoughts on his country's handling of the crisis. do you want a us 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 africa and help the women. i say, how about in the united states takes about 3 or 4000 troops and invades los angeles and brings health care and medical aid, and shelter to the 60000 homeless people 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
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bring medicine, those people, we bring counseling to those. 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 have women, a living wage in the united states give them health care and give them an education . ironically, that's what the government up gavin ended up until we invented the taliban. if you took that there are 600000 according to statistics or 600000 homeless people in america, a 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 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 to get it then. so the united states ever really cared about
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women. they could spend a $7200000000.00 to take care of the homeless people in the united states. give them a 1000 that they won't do it. so yet joe biden, nancy pelosi jobs humor. mitch mcconnell, all the leaders and both parties, they know that that one out of 5 children lives in poverty in the united states, along with their mothers. and they don't care. ah, another news making headlines. 5 people have been injured in an explosion and fire on an offshore while platform in the gulf of mexico. the owner pemex says that the blazys are under control. workers were evacuated, and the injured are being treated for burns. pemex is investigating the cause of the fire. the platform is part of mexico's largest oil field producing around 640000 barrels of oil per day. in early july, an under water fire occurred on another pen ex platform in the gulf due to
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a gas leak. it took more than 5 hours to fully extinguish that place. no injuries were reported in production from the project was not effected to infants are among the 22 people confirm dead after severe rainfall triggered fierce flooding in the us 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 to help the stranded residency years re re tie right. please have fired tear gas water cannons, and rubber bullets of protesters demanding for a 3rd day. the resignation of the country's prime minister over his handling of the pandemic. a demonstrator was left in a coma after a bullet lodged in his head in the clashes as writers hurled fireworks and projectiles. protesters gathered up the national police headquarters as well as blocking major motorway through bangkok. and volunteers are planting
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10000 cedar seedlings in a bid to restore siberian forests destroyed by this summer's record wildfires. hundreds of huge blazes have burned across an area twice the size of luxemburg in the region of your kuta, environmental workers, and students have come together on the project as local communities try to rebuild their lives. let's look at your weekly for this hour and i'll be back with one more . look in about 30 minutes. this is our to international. stay with us. the join me every thursday on the alex simon show. and i'll be speaking to guess in the world. the politics sport, business. i'm show business. i'll see you then in
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the a i'm action or can senior what's going on the ground, the team and i are away at the moment, but we'll be back for a new series on september the 8th until then we'll be playing some of your favorite episodes of this season coming up in the show reports of over a 1000 dad job by deploying b 50 to an ac 130 war plains. and we drones, as they formally cia, back to taliban sweep across africa. we speak to the president of that kind of special.


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