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hasn't been used once because of what people saw was the utter destruction. of humanity in japan but it it's it's an unfortunate thing that to treat it so blithely like. as a as a means of trying to scare off adversaries but it's scaring people and it's not meant to be a it's not a pleasant subject. there are countries that. don't have the proper safeguards or adequate safeguards i mean you have other countries now that that have nuclear weapons including. india pakistan north korea and possibly iran if it decides to go that route which it has not done and in the end i think they're it's a scare tactic on the part of strategic command to to put something like this and i think that it's just just better to. not try to
create unnecessary hysteria at a time when tensions are already high and i mean it's and i think it's possible as you say that you know ok it's a pretty poorly timed and in bad taste tweet but perhaps you know they're just looking for for more funding but when you talk about addicts if you talk about adequate safeguards that perhaps an adequate safeguard would be people having cooler heads at the top of the nuclear echelon you know but if you know let's just go back to this tweet this twitter feed for a moment i mean going back to the u.s. or teacher come on they they recently posted a seemingly random jumble of symbols which as it turned out was written by a stuff as child there was some speculation that it was a nuclear launch codes do you think they need to be a bit more careful when they're playing with social media with their messaging where they shouldn't be out in the social media whatsoever it is a it is a command that drops bombs it doesn't it doesn't. try to prevent deterrence how do you how do you prevent it it's meant to. respond that's when the the mutually.
destruction mutual destruction concept came up and the world would be annihilated and just to treat this so blithely is something that strategic command needs to take into account and you're right it's meant to try and justify its existence it has it probably has a role if it if it's meant to deter but you know even even the likes of president putin what have you have shown look we want to be we want to work with other countries knowing that that other countries have nuclear weapons in fact russia has more nuclear weapons than the united states but even given the the numbers in the thousands i'm in there with what when what when where the rationale mr miller where's the rationale where are the cool heads west a logic here even putin was saying in his federal assembly address today we have no better weapons than you then the united states the hypersonics the kynge al dagger the out on god system and yet still washington is still playing with its finger on
the button. well you know well it's it's meant to be a scare tactic. important it was very very clear that. the united states is talking down to russia and to even china both countries which have formidable nuclear weapons capabilities and that this cannot be treated so lightly and anything less than nuclear weapons is what he's talking about but it it's not a it's not it's something that you don't want to just bandy about as though it's. another. box to check in terms of in terms of your weapons programs that is a very very serious thing and if nuclear war were to break out to be over it would just the world would be it would be over and that's that's what it would amount to how do you bring that to a stop you don't well as as a somebody once said to the next war will be fought with sticks and stones michael
maloof former pentagon security analyst joining us live on r.t. thank you very much. pleasure and thank you for joining us here on the program we will see you soon. greetings and sell you. you know today a boom today i feel like singing my hawk watching friends i feel like singing one of my favorite political songs of the past 20 years because united states president joseph biden has decided that he will finally be the one to end the u.s. war in afghanistan the longest running war in u.s. history yep just like former presidents donald trump and barack obama tried to do before him joe biden has now taken up the mantle of promising to bring u.s. troops home from afghanistan and by the historically significant and big ratings
date of september the 11th 2021 no less but but but what about all those russian bounties on u.s. soldiers heads you ask you know the ones that just last year outraged all of capitol hill and prevented former u.s. brand name and donald trump from an acting his plans to withdraw soldiers from afghanistan well apparently that was all in joe biden's words a larky yes in the wake of the by the ministrations announcement on withdrawing from afghanistan last tuesday m b c news reported that the by did ministration also made clear in a fact sheet released thursday that the cia's intelligence on the matter is far from conclusive acknowledging that analysis labeled it to moderate confidence this combined with the fact that the u.s. military the u.s. military officials that have found no corroborating evidence to russian bountygate and what do you have left sitting before you is one big steaming pile of political
. you know where i'm going with that but lost amidst all the wonderful celebrations of biden's september 11th troop withdrawal plan is the fact that he's actually extending our soldiers' stay in afghanistan reason dot com reports that biden's plan will force some $3000.00 american troops to spend an additional 4 months risking their lives in afghanistan seemingly in the name of symbolism rather than heading to the rather than holding to the may 1st deadline which was established by the trump administration last year. ah and those 4 months my friends those 4 months give the war hawks here in washington d.c. more time to doctor up some new russian bountygate type of justification for us to stay and continue fighting in afghanistan why. because this is the
war that. is yes it goes on and on my friends some people started biting it a long long time ago and now they keep on fighting it per rever just because this is the war that. is going to sing well and start watching the. list goes on a city street you want to see there so let's see the crisis you always state. great city this least systemic deceptions show which will be so you'll. welcome everyone watching the hawks. and not on the i'm sorry i had to say i'm sorry i didn't know you have to have talent it's not. you know it but it you know i've made fun of that war tragically because it is it's the war that never ran just like the lambchop
song that never and the war that never ends now once again we have a 3rd president brought. obama tried donald trump dr joe biden dr all saying ok this time joe joe biden september 11th is the point everybody how do you think that that will actually happen to think that we'll see that well i think that you know the public is going to hold his feet to the fire on this one because he made this declaration and i'm it's obviously in many ways campaigning for democrats who are the midterms like a lot of the moves that biden is making right now are to ensure that many of the topical areas and policy areas that matter to the american public on either side of the aisle are tipping the scales for democrats come midterms but i also think that the fatigue of americans when it comes to the war in afghanistan regard us of your partisan stripe is very high most americans have wanted to be out of afghanistan and want their family members out of afghanistan for years now this is a generational war i was 13 and a freshman in high school when we went there at this point have gotten a bachelor's degree 2 master's degree than
a professional career and many of the kids who i graduated high school with have 13 year olds today so who at this point it's the question is why and i think that there are so many people rallied around not even wondering why at this point they just want to be over it is a great point that you bring up which is generational war because of the you know we did a story on of a couple months back about how you have now fathers whose sons are fighting in the same cities they fought in afghanistan is that bad at this point also and the danger of those like i said the one thing originally made 1st well then that's now pushed to september 11th the danger that is that you have that time for those war hawks those new york is the kind of the war mongers on the warmongers on the left the kind of get into the year and start maybe change it maybe something will happen to stand that will change that john bolton the former george w. bush and donald trump of military by his trio a full unconditional retreat of u.s. forces from afghanistan is reckless thinks john joe biden is leaving and 11
regardless of other considerations the war is over the afghan government will likely fall on the terrorists will enjoy a resurgence. threatening america you know i'm getting real tired of the whole line of like oh my gosh the terrorists are threatening america at every turn and that's why we need to be overseas wasting countless lives and money on wars the again will never and so my frustration with that comment in john bolton in general. a member of the national security project what the organization does is put together policy minds as well as those who have served at various levels of the military and the majority of the organization agrees that this troop pullout is the thing that needs to be done and i've been talking about it for a very long time i do think that there are stability questions in the region that we need to look at but those are also issues that we can work through with our partners around you know the economic stability but also intelligence we don't necessarily need american troops to be there to be able to work through these issues and we also need to ensure that our partners are just as engaged as we are in preventing you know taliban spread or you know any types of occurrences where
there may be uprisings those are things that we need to work out as a partnership not things that we need to be there for what how long is long enough we've already been there for generations we've got the lithium what else do we need from you know i mean i'd say those jokes but it's probably true but you know the other thing that got me with this whole story too was the last year when amounts to this big withdrawal from then immediately you know the story came out from an anonymous tip from the cia saying that oh my goodness the russians put bounties on u.s. soldiers over there well now that this we did last week has been pretty much by the by the administration which is a little convenient like hey we're going to announce our withdrawal date and now we're going to bomb distorted from getting here's the woodrow bit and i get that but it's kind of crazy on all fronts because when you really think about that the russian about anything let's not forget the back and i do maybe the united states supplied osama bin laden at the time in the movie with stinger missiles but even the cia tweeted about recently talking about as if it's some sacred piece of u.s.
history all of that just drives me nuts. glenn greenwald wrote in i want to get your reaction this is the people who call themselves journalist repeat over and over and over evidence free cia claims telling those who trust them to believe it is nothing short of repulsive are we too quick to like but we're not too quick but i mean it just boggles my mind how quick the media will just jump on anything that someone on a miss person says from the cia or the intelligence committee no i think that's absolutely true and that's happened regardless of what administration or what you know partisan stripe is in power i do think that when it comes to the russian bounty issue what we saw was a quake in the media even during the time that it was released most people knew that there wasn't enough to actually make it true they didn't have anything to substantiate such a case but i think the big tree all for the trump administration was so high that at that point it was just something else we can tag the top administration for even though there were 5000 other really legitimate and i have to back it up and that's the dangerous thing is just because you don't like what the administration is doing
don't run with the just for those without checking to see if it's b.s. 1st exactly. the 9 minutes and 29 seconds derek sheldon's meat was placed on george boyd's and it resulted in his death and set all the longest organized protests in american history the shogun trial has wrapped up with a verdict of guilty on all counts no one was watching with more anticipation than black americans the demographic that bears the brunt of police brutality and excessive force throughout the trial we heard more and more about the prone position the type of cool showman use to pin down george floyd that physical hole isn't just used in street policing it's used daily in america's public schools in fact thousands of students in minnesota are restraining each school year even though policy makers have worked overtime to reduce the recurrence of physical holes educators themselves use the tactic thousands of times each year according to state and federal data as long rondo rim co-founder and executive director of the
center for learning equity finds physical restraint is used as a routine disciplinary tool specially against black children. randall ramsay quote restraint is a problem across the board and we shouldn't be surprised that we're seeing it in schools if we're seeing among trained police officers that are not able to deescalate situations and they end up restraining and killing people and unlike the millions of people who watch the video and pressed his knee into the it's neck the use of restraint in schools often goes under the radar. i mean case you might think these holes didn't happen in 2020 because of distance learning you'd be wrong prior to the pandemic shutting down schools more than 2800 students were subject over 12600 this course trains in the 21920 school year alone while that is an amazing statistic and out think it's important because you know as we saw this guilty verdict across the board trial you know as we were talking earlier on in
question there's still. work to be done and this is one that i've never even heard about the use of these restraints that gives kids especially black children in schools so it definitely doesn't get the attention that is deserved actually before coming here at r t what my primary work was an exclusionary practice and discipline on the policy side so civil rights organizations have been fighting against the use of these extreme disciplinary practices in schools for quite some time now the obama administration worked hard to not only elevate concern but also to showcase just how many schools and how rampant this issue actually is and the trans mirror exactly what we're seeing in the police and community the people who are attacked the most are african-american boys and teens and students who have learning disabilities who are seeing it you know at higher levels with children with autism in children who have developmental disabilities so this is the way that teachers themselves and sometimes they call it you know s.r.o. school resource officers but oftentimes it is teachers themselves who are grabbing and holding these young people in the exact same positions we saw their children
use against your exploit in nothing is ever really said about it that's truly remarkable to me. is that all the kids. this is the thing that gets on the musket and i feel like you're going to say yes this is the reason is it that that's true about life today but it's true you know is the reason simply based on those standard stereotypes and urban legends and the kind of thing that gets pumped into society that children misbehave more than white children and like all of that garbage the just kind of seeps its way into the national consciousness absolutely white supremacy and racism have been rampant throughout you know the majority of our institutions schools are not are not you know we're standing in that sense but when it comes to what we're seeing in schools and i can tell you this from personal experience but it was also you know documented by congress there was a 3 year old 3 year old little black boy who was held down by 3 teachers this was a special needs child held down in the proposition just 4 years ago had to testify before congress about his experience because you his teacher said that he was big
he was strong he lifted her and she felt threatened by it's hardly a toy so yes what we saw in the george murder trial is the same type of defense is used even when it's a very small child because if you're black it specially if you're black and male you're always seen as bigger and stronger and having superhuman strength and ability even if you're 3 which which where does that germs to the you know why do they even got to jump to physical restraint in the 1st place i mean i'm a bad dog and by the way back in the day in his era that you know you had corporal punishment they would actually you know welcome on the but what a paddle if a kid did something wrong in school thankfully we've moved beyond that i hope and most players in this country but then when i hear about this it blows my mind while they have been using physicals for it what excuses do they give and is it the last resort is the 1st resort why is this even though it's supposed to be standard practice in terms of a last resort because the the student was going to harm themselves and and so on
but what we've seen is that when these cases are actually investigated or even when there is eyewitnesses other students in the classroom or you know teachers aides. things like that but that is absolutely not the case and this is a practice that is being severely abused this is a practice that again is being used on populations that are already disadvantage and disenfranchised and this is a process that we only see being used primarily for african-american boys so i think that we really need to dig down into why you know white students who are you know exhibiting the same types of behaviors are not being given the prone position however we're seeing it happen to black males i think will find the answer in the same way that we find it when it comes to policing there's almost like when you talk about it's like my mind i mean we just it's like ok we have the school to prison pipeline this is almost like you know be preparing a child for prison abuse their whole life by pipeline like oh just be prepared because you're always going to able to put our hands on you we're always going to be able to do this kind of thing to you mentioned numbers earlier when i saw the
2800 students and over 12000 physical states in just 200-100-2000 tony that's a massive number it's a massive number and people assume is going to be smaller because over half a year students were at home you know this means that in the majority of these cases this was happening in the 1st 3 months of last year so it's pressure rating because on the one hand the argument from a lot of people is since kids backs in the back like you want kids to be in school but on the other hand there is an amount of care that goes in the in the process particularly for black boys because they were abused by their teachers in schools this excessive force is not something that's just happening in street policing it is something that is happening every day in cape 12. it's heartbreaking and i hope that people stop short of a bigger light on that side mr all right everybody as we go to break remember that you can also store watching the hawks on demand through the portable t.v. which is available on every platform you can download an app should definitely go check it out coming up there is
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are americans one robin-hood click away from being the wolves of wall street or is cryptocurrency the new fool's gold millennial xin nontraditional investor types are excited about a new crypto currency that began out of a joke dos coin dollars coin began as a meme but is now trading in an asset worth over $50000000000.00 that's more than some of the nation's most lucrative publicly held companies like the hotel giant marriott international and the ford motor company this looks eerily similar to the game stop phenomenon that sit social media into a frenzy is traders recognize video games still matter and those would help their stock became quite wealthy very quickly but the latest market episode point is
getting up ton of attention because it started as somewhat of an april fool's joke the transformed into a real acid. today is d. day across the internet and the price of the crypto currency continues to rise crypto currency is the new baby of the finance world but that doesn't seem to stop people from believing it the currency is prone to volatility but the risks aren't stopping investors americans are even using stimulus checks to get their share point here to tell us more about the mysteries of cryptocurrency is professor of economics at international affairs and co-founder of democracy at work richard wolffe welcome richard. thank you welcome to me and welcome to you. well richard we're going to get right to it why is cryptocurrency gaining so much attention and why do you think every day americans are more attracted to investing it. well you know in many ways it's the latest financial fair it's the
latest promise that you can become very wealthy very quickly by lacking on to the thing that will fall you into the evidence almost always in the history of the stock market this kind of a story has ended badly so i would caution everyone watching the very very careful we have a already had dominant player bitcoin they've been around longer than doubles they've been around longer than most of the others that are barreling into this space hoping to cash in on gullible people hoping you know like listening to a flim flam man and we've learned over the years this system produces dos so i'd be very cautious the one thing that makes sense in this crypto currency is the following with a computer with block chain and other kinds of technology people can take payments to one another without having to go through banks without having to pay all the
fees without having the government able to control every step of the way and have a record of who you gave how much money to lend and for what this is a very tempting way to get around all of that and still have money earn money and because in the world is full of governments buying on their people buying on other countries people trying to control the economy especially in these days of volatility it's a it's an idea whose time has come but because everybody's cashing in and the. governments are now getting itchy to control it all it's very dicey as to which way it's gonna go you know you hear a lot of people comparing the phenomenon would call and it's major jumps on the market with what we all saw recently happen with the with the game stop stock is there are similarities in this i'm in what's happening are these 2 different kind
of phenomenon that just look the same from the outside. well there are similarities the biggest one is if you coordinate through the internet for example and get an awful lot a little people to do the same thing at the same time you can boost the stock well for that matter just roya stop and then all of the in this and bystanders seeing that things are really going up come in and they get fleeced when it collapses and the people who started the whole thing bail out leaving the but this has been going on in the stock market for centuries this is just the latest swarm of the norm and i notice that the by the administration is already gearing up to control there is because they don't like the idea that all these transactions can be done without the government knowing any other government in the world is doing it so even the
little bit of freedom that you now see playing around dangerous as it is is pretty soon going to come under a whole passel of control i just read one of the things that jumped out to me about digital currency and bitcoin for example is the you know you centrally mine it and but it's really just people saying that something has value at the end of the day it really doesn't have any real world value and it isn't there an argument to made the other side to that since a lot of countries have got early so the u.s. has got off the gold standard got off to something that actually backed their dollar that it's kind of the same principle that we say the dollar has a value but there's really nothing behind it that actually gives a value. correct. absolutely but i'm afraid i have to disappoint you this is true for gold if people didn't believe that gold could be translated into purchases of goods and services they wouldn't be so eager to hold it either it's really always a question of recognizing what the risks and rewards are for everything but is
there anything it's riskless that's finally guaranteed in certain death and taxes i believe are the only 2 things. and richard if you count alluded to this earlier but it is those coin at just 8 very is it going to go away any time too soon and how is cryptocurrency change the way bat your every day investor is or actually looking at the market because it seems as though they are individuals who were so far away from washing with so far away from main street that kind of brings them a little bit closer or do you think that that is just an illusion social media has created for people. know it is getting closer and i'll tell you the basic reason why the more of these coins and these kinds of crypto currencies can be congress in the world actually used by people to settle their debts to buy and sell things the more you create a problem for regular businesses if they want customers they have to
accept the point don't judge any of the others more and more because if they don't their competitor will that's the bar that's what the whole cryptocurrency wants to achieve a nothing except that it's no matter how much hype it takes so that finally the regular business world will have to accept it and then they'll have a position where they actually have something of value to give people because you can use it across the board at this point it's still a good. campbell but we're getting closer when people like tesla and others accept payment on on film they meant in big coin or as some of these other group the currency we're always love having you on the show and thank you for educating our audience today on this subject always a pleasure sir. my pleasure thank you as well. fascinating stuff fascinating
stuff you're going to buy a ton aren't you who i don't know after hearing his report i think i'm going to be safe. stay away from it well you know it reminds me a lot of like early back in early eighty's hundreds like sometimes we had a lot of different versions of the dollar and finally was all kind of coalesced into one it seems kind of similar a similar things going to happen i think with digital currency exactly where we might see at least 3 or 4 more hours before the end of the year most probably already of what about is our show for today remember in this world you're definitely not told you're lucky enough so i tell you all of you i robot and on the music are off watching those hawks out there and i would rate the letter. brushy west relations are in tatters at this point there is no reason to believe they will improve anytime soon it appears washington is determined to force moscow
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