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the in the awful smell that snow, like i mean, i don't think i can only describe it as metal and flesh. i was angry, excuse me, 2 decades own from the worst terror attack in modern history. well commemorates those who died in 911 on this. the 20th anniversary we talked to those who suffered from the event and also it's optima also ahead in depth investigation assesses the collateral damage of the american
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war on terror through depth thrown attacks and torture. later this, we speak to former guantanamo detainees, about the horrors inflicted on them. i was begging to go to the tunnel because what i've seen and witness in background was so destructive to this day i haven't, i can't sleep. i guess head month said 25 days. all this is america's legacy. this brought the sabotaged equipment. a country brought to bruin at steel control of the taliban. now, 20 years later, america, please afghanistan in disgrace and defeat. as our correspondent describes, the war on terror failed to achieve any of its claim goals. instead, leaving behind a trail of destruction, this, our afghans give us that verdict on the us invade. in 34 provinces of
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afghanistan on there was peace. 20 years ago, it was a war by the us economic gain. the americans came to ganesh, dan because they wanted to exploit our resources for people like us became their slaves. and when they left, they took everything with them. ah, good evening from moscow this saturday september the 11th 2021. you were watching arte international with me. call him bry, before we move on to the poignancy of today's date for so many people. we've got some developments in this saturday for you in paris to tell you all we were showing in many screens during the previous program. but this is what's been happening day in the past few hours. further protests against kobe restrictions have again turned violent with clashes involving tear gas and pepper spray. and there are also
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reports of injuries. you'd have seen these kind of scenes before. 9 weeks of this, the 9th consecutive week against mandatory shots and health passes, which was passed with relative ease by the government in order to try and reopen frances economy and get people moving again to do that. they want the population to be vaccinated. but those who say they don't wish to be vaccinated or failed, they'll be a to, to assist them of those excluded from society if they don't play ball. it lead to this, the 9th week of angry protest since july, the rule said with sports and cultural venues have had a corona, virus related restrictions. the latest round of anger and defense come to students, return to schools across the country. after the summer break, which is a course been difficult for many countries as classes start to return and crowds of people and small group even live pictures now. so this is exactly what's happening
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right now in paris. no, there's, i just hate. it isn't. seems we saw a little bit earlier on, but the police once again out him for sleeping in huge numbers over the past few weeks as well as we've been reporting for you here on our tv every weekend. and since these protests began, hundreds of thousands, sometimes some of the bigger protests during the height of the summer to tens of thousands of people turning out in protest and having to have vaccine passports in order to go about everyday lives and use public venues. david france, who keep watching what's happening in paris, looks at the worst of the balance might be over, but we've got cameras trained on what's happening there. you won't miss anything. and if there are any other developments, we'll show you in a mini screen during this bulletin onto a main headline news now saturday, of course marks the 20th anniversary of the worst terror attack in modern history
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when us planes will hi jackson sloan into the twin towers. of the world trade center in new york planning the lives of, well there's 3000 people. aaliyah kevin, haven't heard from artes. caleb moore, and he's keeping an eye across the commemorations in new york force, as well as what i guess d f in the african capital cobble calla. first. here from a is a sullen day for the whole of america or a new york city in particular. can you describe a little of the atmosphere that in the last few hours? it's been a morning of grief and commemoration. we've heard from elected officials in the united states, former presidents as well as victims families describing the trauma of what happened 20 years ago. very solemn ceremony, but it comes at a point where the administration of joe biden is being widely question for his recent decisions regarding afghanistan about how responsible it is and carrying out u. s. foreign policy. now, when we heard from president joe biden, as well as from vice president comma le harris, they emphasized
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a very common trope that we've heard from us leaders. when commemorating the 911 events, they called for unity, my hope and prayer, that we continue to honor their unity by strengthening our common bonds. by strengthening our global partnerships. and by always living out our highest ideals, we saw a national unity been. we learned that unit is the one thing that must never break use what makes us who we are america at his best. national unity may have been the emphasis of the remarks that we heard from the president and vice president, but that is not the situation today. there is not solid unity around the decisions we've seen from the administration. at this point, we have republicans in congress calling for jo biden's impeachment for miss handling this situation. and afghan us down saying that the,
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the aspirations of the united states, what they wage the war on terror for, has been abandoned and betrayed quite harsh words. here's what jo biden's critics among the republican party are saying. president biden said that he wanted to take this afghanistan off the plate for future presidents. he's done the exact opposite for the next 20 years. american presidents will be dealing with this catastrophe and ask dana, stan, we call upon most somberly the resignation of this president joe biden filled the case. start doing the work and figure out how to get this done and impeach joe biden. joe biden deserves to be in peach for a higher crime and misdemeanor of dereliction of duty. now at this point, it's not only republicans that are raising these concerns. the u. s. secretary of defense has said that the top concern of the united states when it comes to afghanistan, is the possibility that afghanistan could, once again become a foreign base from which terrorism could be exported to the united states. so it's
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been 20 years since 91120 years of the war on terror. we have many americans watching the commemoration that are happening and wondering, was it all worth it? did we achieve what we set out to achieve? did it all just go to waste? what we've been doing for the past 20 years. all right, let's go to moorehead, guys. they have in spanish, tennessee, corresponding cobble home or the non 11 to touch that emotion of tragic chapter in africa and history has been well documented. can you take us through america's war on terror and his consequences for afghans? well, as for the consequences, over the past 20 minutes or so, we have seen numerous fireworks lodged over cardboard. so somebody is perhaps celebrating america's tragedy here. and it just rubs it in, rubs that enough to everything that has happened after 20 years of war and what is being described as abject failure of united states policy here and united states
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objectives. here we have got to start. there are those who are celebrating 911 again. we have seen multiple fireworks. also over the last several days, the taliban has announced the new government with, with many of the officials nominated by the taliban to lead this new slab mc emerett of, of got to start level former guantanamo inmates. that for what taught him of inmates as well as other people who have bounties, who have american diabetes on their heads. many people more than a dozen and international terrorists that died about his obviously felt emboldened by its military success. how quickly it took over the country. it has made no compromise in its its roast for the new government. so there was speculation that perhaps the taliban would include minorities would include women in its new
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government as again to compromise to the west west of the mugs. no such thing. what we're seeing is a government that was in power on the day before the u. s. invaded i, they say it is the same organization though i must say, a different shade. i've tyler, but we weren't here. we watched and we filmed this, the last of american troops pull that have capital airport. and the tide of bud celebrated. log into the night. as for the united states, well for them very little to celebrate. as i reported earlier in 2001 began with with the largest and pub invade of the start to fight for freedom to fight terrorism and make the world a better place. 19 years, 10 months said $25.00 days on. this is america's legacy. they're stronger than sabotaged equipment. i country bought a ruined and still in control of the tallow,
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but that is the ultimate tragedy of the afghan war at was entirely and violently pointless. years and years of an obliging little questioning media. fooled billions into believing that there was progress that america could win. to be able to tell a bond to taliban fled to the end of the taliban. taliban leadership on the run. and now the question is, how do you handle that success? ah, with the it wasn't supposed to be this way. the taliban wasn't supposed to sweep the country in mere weeks. the pentagon spent a decade preparing to leave of got to start. and even though they weren't ready for this, together with our allies, we will complete our mission there. by the end of this year, i announced
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a timeline for drawing down our forces. we are working to finally end america as longest war, and it's time to end for evermore. the america's proudest movement of the afghan war wasn't supposed to be humiliating. evacuation under the guns of the taliban. but it was there is absolutely nothing else to celebrate. the united states ended 20 years of war and can stand the longest war in american history. we completed one of the biggest air lists in history with more than 120000 people evacuated to safety. no nation,
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no nation has ever done anything like it in all the history. the only the united states have the capacity in the will believe you to do it and we did it today. where was the afghan army, where it was the west and backed government? where did all the money go? the united states sank more than a $100000000000.00 into rebuilding of data stock for reference adjusted for inflation. that is more that the united states sped on the marshall plan to rebuild europe after world war 2. and the tragedy of it is that for a civilian the side from all the american weapons of the taliban pads, berries almost no evidence that any of that money ever passed through here from broken roads that lead to nowhere to abandon hospitals from twisted contractors and corrupt leaders again, this dawn can arguably be called the largest money law during operation in human
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history. the united states is also committed to playing a leading role in the reconstruction of afghanistan. in the i tell it now has more black hawk helicopters than 85 percent of the countries in the world. me and i just k still exist in our growing and afghan stand. and eventually they acquire these weapons.
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me ah, the, we now have americans stuck in afghanistan, talbot in charge with more more weaponry than they've ever had in the past. and a border that is open. the taliban now controls more of the country than it did before . the us invaded its new government. these field with what dynamo, bay inmates, and terrorists, medina, dean, who even have american bounties on their heads. what washington achieved was the absolute opposite of what it intended. the bombing at capital airport during the evacuation epitomized the afghan war, a senseless act, devoid of reason, which needlessly cut short so many lives. we will not forgive.
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we will not forget. we will hunt you down to make you pay. we've heard the same promise before. 20 years ago when america was united and when it thought that it could change the world. but it thought it was invincible. and when the people believed a president's promise more, i'd gas if r t couple of got to start. we spoke to people in cobble following the pentagon withdrawal and discovered how 20 years of occupation have taken metal. when i was at school, i said my targets in live but, but unfortunately now it looks like, oh my dreams have vanished from us. i can achieve those goals and we're worried about our studies and the prospect of finding work. many of my classmates have left have dentist, that i missed them a lot. i still hope to regain some kind of normal life,
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but looks difficult. so i'm in 34 provinces vasquez stone. there was peace. 20 years ago. it was a war by the us economic gain. we have won our freedom by sacrifice in the blood of many people, the country's back contract. now the americans came to have ganesh, stan because they wanted to exploit our resources. they brought their allies with them. poor people like us became their slaves. and when they left they took everything. wisdom. look what they did to our airport. in the last 20 years, a lot of money has flowed into afghanistan, but not to all people. members of the lead class built up their properties and businesses. ordinary people got nothing. when employee of our company these days was an eye witness. back then to those horrendous attacks on 911 and remember that day with a shiver, he ran onto the streets of new york city with his video camera after the 1st plane hit. but for all those years, he's not been able to find the strength to watch his own footage until the day of
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our interview the i knew something was terribly wrong and i immediately wanted to get out there. and for some reason i, i wanted to grab my camera, put on my skates, and i, by the time i got my skates on, that's one of the towers had fallen already. and i was just so unbelievable. and so i, i ran outside and they were already crowds of people outside gathering. i just felt i needed to, i wanted to document that i wanted to to be able to to, sir, you know, and, and it's funny that because i did shoot some video and i couldn't look at it later . i, i never looked at it. i put it in a box and i just put it away. in
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the 1st thing i remember was a commercial airliner, had flown overhead, and everybody just screamed and thought it was coming down also. and everybody sort of ran for cover. and then you could see people with ash on them and they were just walking with just the last 4 eyes. and i was just very unbelievable. and then you saw the plume of smoke. that was, what once was the towers and you looked at that and you just couldn't believe that that that sky line was gone. and i think everybody was just in disbelief at the time. i remember the smell that came over the, the city. it was this horrible smell that smell like, i mean i don't, i can only describe it as metal and flesh and it was so strong that you could
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taste it in your mouth. and we were all wondering if we were going to get sick from this. the you know, doesn't seem like 20 years ago. all of a sudden and yeah, just you think you lose these emotions and, and they just seem to always sit there somewhere and they and they come up. you know, i think about it. i think about my friends who've off their family, their friends, i know a lot of people that have lost loved ones and it was just a constant funeral. basically. what's the name after name after name of people who died. and we saw their life stories on tv, and it was just never ending funeral in new york for a while. the
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media was constantly bombarding us days later with the message that we should live our lives. like normal to show that we beat this. but i was angry, weight power, excuse me. i was angry because the people saying were in big white houses for lot of security. and they were saying to go with our lives and we had to walk around and we were afraid to go in public places like times square. we just never knew what was going to happen at that point. and i remember, you know, thinking i'm going to bring my son into the world. you know,
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what kind of world is this going to be? and, and that scared me, john burns, reliving what he saw 1st hand. the $911.00 tragedy of course, led immediately to the american war on terror and invasion of afghanistan, and now with us troops out of the country, all te continues to scrutinize the heroic impact that campaigns had on the lives of civilians and soldiers alike. in a special series of reports called unheard voices. we tell you the stories of those directly affected by the long running conflict, including one of the men who went through the terrace of guantanamo bay. the will use all tools at our disposal and killed our children for united states was bringing people torture. it was a pointless exercise. 53 year old mouth and bag lives in britain. works for prisoner rights organization right now, and doesn't look like somebody who's lived through the experience of america's
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worst prison practices. but he knows all about that all too well. i had to stop telling myself that i'm a father. i my son, i'm a husband that i'm a human being. i started to pull myself what i had been told and i was, and that was my number 558 was my number and gone to the in was in may 2000. i was interrogated by the c i and the f b i and they threatened if i did not corporate to send me either to egypt, syria, to be further tortured. you're with us. are you with the enemy? there's no in between and that doctor still stand. ah, i i
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think it's quite clear to meet the united states response to the terrible ducks of 911 was vengeance. the war on terror is not a police operation. it's a military operation. why they picked on me. it wasn't just me. they picked on everyone who knows if anybody prepared to hand you over to conflict, talk to you. you know, i live through the pakistani the enemy overwrite, and i'm mike harrison. i'm a deal national. they handed me over to the americans without any legal process for me. i was held for a year in 2002 to 2003. and i saw 2 individuals beaten to death by american soldiers. these terrorists played by a whole set of different rules. it's going to force us in your words to get me 30
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and nasty in order to take them. i will use our tools at our disposal, the boys a few bad apples. isolated incident one by one. the terrorists are learning the meaning of american justice. to me displace a pit demise what united states was doing in afghanistan. they were bringing people to this torture sight afghans for africa and abusing them outside of the rule of law and then allowing some of them to go back home and they would go home and tell people what the americans did. by the time i dr. guantanamo, i was begging to go to the tunnel because what i've seen and witness and background was so destructive to this day. i haven't, i can't sleep. i
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several of us, sensible internal incoming, several taliban members who now heads of various departments in the government were tortured. we were stripped, we were beaten with spat upon. we were humiliated photographs. this was taken during this period of time. they had a sound, a woman in the next room that led me to believe was my wife's being tortured a wave picture of my children in front of me and asked me where do you think they are now, what do you think happened when you took your way and of course what they wanted me to do was cosign a confession that i was a member of al qaeda, which i was not. and this was, i'd say stand that i got it. i think i got it better than a lot of the other prison. i
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me. ah, so this is the hon made calendar that i made when i was in con tunnel. i thought that perhaps if i counted the days that it will be easier. but when the days tended to weeks and months, and then 2 years, i realized that it was just futile. when i received such letters from my children who are very young at the time, it's actually made it worse to look at the calendar and start to count on the days my children growing up without me. and every day, without some stuff in the heart. and they would come sporadically, they had to be vetted and censored by the us, censorship. my daughter who was 6 at the time, wrote a poem 12345. once i quote official it sunday, redacted that because they said that has numbers and nonsensical reduction
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disconnecting from the idea of being a father. ironically and sadly, but also my own personal faith, my belief in god my reading, the koran and again inexpensively becoming friends with several of the american soldiers who would bring me little snippets of inclination sometime next week in a chocolate. sometime maybe we can a dvd player and show me a film, lexus, humanity that i have never forgotten to this. and i think i left on time to move, not hating america because of those soldiers, me messages directly from some american soldiers who say that this has been a, a war that has destroyed as individuals. soldiers i've spoken to told me that they
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cannot keep at night. so i am in no doubt about the, the effect of this war, not just on the individuals, but on the nation as a whole of whom the soldiers are representative me, has gone to the shop and unity types destroyed. the united states produced a senate to report on torture, but not a single person was bought for charges for these kind. recently i gave evidence international criminal court for their investigations of abuses by americans in africa, sense they will investigate to be like states, the gun, national army and the taliban. the only ones who responded by threatening the international criminal court was the united states of america. they said that we will sanction all members of the national court. we will arrest any members of the
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icpc who come to the usa or elsewhere that want to investigate. i think the united states of america needs to step back if it wants to help any of any assistance to the people who understand it's got in the position to negotiate those conditions. it has, it has been an aggressor. the taliban already made gestures towards russia towards china to it's the wrong to it's pakistan with indonesia would be like states and britain in particular. i think that feeling very upset because this is a defeat that's a military defeat. however, you want to look at it and imperial hubris, as it were, will not allow them to say that we need to move forward and continue within negotiations that we began in doha, that they cannot be any more saber rattling. it's no good for the african people, it's no good. i've got a sense of what the britain or america.


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