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imagine picking up a future textbook on the early years of the 21st century. what other chapters called gun violence, school shootings, homelessness. first, it was my job, then it was my family. didn't was my savings. i have nothing. i have nothing and it's not like i don't try. i look for resources, i look for jobs, i look for everything i can to make this pass. and all i end up doing is passing the road to the american dream aid with dead refugees. at this very idealized image of the older america, native americans look past the death that happened every single day. this is a modern history of the usa, america on r t i me good evening hawk waters,
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a few short months after americans rejoiced to hear that president joe biden would finally withdraw troops from ghana stand by september 11th. it appears to us as rationing up aggression in other parts of the middle east. iraq and syria. the us says it's carried out airstrikes against the rock bottom back malicious, close to the rock theory, a border. according to us officials, the attacks were done in response to drone attacks on us forces in iraq, protecting us personnel and iraq remains a top priority for president bite. and that makes sense. but these airstrikes don't starve to stabilize and already shaky region. if anything, they only escalate tension. iraq in militia alliance, a popular mobilization forces or p m. f said for members of one faction were killed and already threatening retaliation. u. s. drone attacks or anything new, but they are creating persistent problems, important fault into a wound. there's also this tidbit, the p. m f,
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a coalition of predominantly iranian bakshi and malicious, created in 2014 to fight the law. mac state argues that the u. s. claims of why the nation attacked just aren't true. the p. m. f isn't the only group pushing back against the u. s. lead airstrikes in iraq, military spokesman, also condemned strikes on twitter, calling them quote, a blink and unacceptable. violation of rocky sovereignty. any rocky national security, the u. s. for nearly 3 decades has sang the song of the importance of stability in the middle east, security across the region, fighting terrorism and ending the spread authoritarian violence. but it appears with the recent air strikes the u. s. as only advancing the tensions, an exponentially growing crises in air strikes are often indiscriminate in the death toll, children innocent civilians, anyone can easily become collateral damage for a nation that police of the globe and advancing human rights. america sure doesn't
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seem to have a problem. dropping bombs and violating international law. questions about the us have authority to strike. we will tell a tory efforts increase the time. we start watching the hawks. if you want to know what's going on a city and you want to write this number, so you would rather be always the roy gross, right? math grade was the late they make deceptive. manipulate. so these are so hoping you're welcome. they're ready for watching the hawks. i'm myisha cross. joining me now is michael maloof, former pentagon official. good to have you, michael. nick, you, michael. the u. s. reasoning for the air strikes doesn't really seem to jive but what we're hearing from iraq military leaders or the iranian foreign ministry. do you think the us attacks were in self defense, that they claim and why?
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now just a few short months before the troop withdrawal from afghanistan, why is the u. s. dropping bombs in iraq and syria? well, the, the claim by the, by the defense department was that us troops and your bill were, were attacked by p. m. f forces. they've admitted it and they have, they have a reason why is that they want all foreign forces out of iraq. now the united states is in iraq, unlike serial at the invitation of the iraqi government. but for the prime minister of iraq, it's a very, very touchy subject because he wants to us there on the one hand to train. but on the other hand, he's under extraordinary pressure on the p on the p. s. p m f. the, the she elements there too. because we've now he's, he has sheer, so that make complicates his life even further. now, the way the united states,
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one about this defensive move, if you can call it that, is inconsistent with hot pursuit or a retaliatory initiative. there's been a number of attacks by the p. m. s on us assets in iraq. but we've only responded maybe to 2 of them. so the question is, why, why are you picking and choosing why just, i mean, why, why are you just going here and there just to upset thing, especially coming on the eve of getting iranian back forces that at a time when you're trying to deal with iran, on the to, to rejoin the j c p. away or the iranian nuclear agreement. and they are under many of the p m. f elements. shear elements are under iranian influence. many of them are also sheer or iraqi. she'll separate from iran. so that's what
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complicates things even more, but we like to put a generalized label and just say are all iranian controls, whether not and one of the target and it's a, it's a, it's a, it is, this is, this is why in syria i was going to say is that we, we went after their assets and syria where they think the drums were being produced . well that syria has, doesn't want us forces in, in syria either. and assad has an agreement with the p. m. s. forces to allow them to transit, to transit into back and forth between iraq and syria. so this is if you're going to hit them periodically, it's going to be, it raises questions about just how sincere are you about retaliation? and why did we do that? do it this, this just this last time and i don't know the answer to that. the next thing i was going to ask you kinda lead into it a little bit, was about the targeting of the facility. so one of the targeting facilities,
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the u. s. bombed in the strikes was known to house has belie and other iran back groups. us secretary of state antony blink, and the action was necessary and deliberate to limit the risk of an escalation. is that enough to justify the attack or in your view? is this a violation of international law? well, it gets back big. well, no, there is. there is an element of hot pursuit. if you could, but you have to do it. and that's internationally recognize you have to do it though, right after the attack, we waited days and days. in some cases we didn't react at all to do certain attacks . and the reason why they went into syria is that because that's where many of the p m f. assets for drones are housed now, might be easier if we put them a system surrounding us base is called the for system. and it depths swarms of drones,
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which i understand is what they're beginning to get into. now this is a swarm attack, and that, that is many launching of many drones at once. and there is a system that the army has now called for. and that system can knock out tens, tens of, of, of drones at once and through through electro electromagnetic pulse. and michael, i have heard, and i've seen some reports as well, about the role of possibly the full amount of killing in terms of retaliation here . why do you feel that plays into the narrative and what are the longer term implications of that assassination? well, the implications are tremendous. number one, solo money was pretty open about the fact that he was going to be going into iraq to work out a negotiation between the saudis and the, and the iranians for
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a peace deal. and that just seemed to upset the trump administration a very, very much because they, they did not want to see saudi arabia doing, having, making peace, if you will, with, with iran on the one hand. but on the other hand, get really upset the, the whole equation there in the balance in terms of the p, m f. they, it basically was a rallying cry along with their own commander who was also killed along with some money. but solo money was the father of the strategy to use proxies in, in these countries to deal with isis. and iran is directly threatened by isis. and they have been quite a number of attacks by isis even into iran. and the way they were coming over from iraq and syria, iran had every reason to want to lay the groundwork to try and stem them before
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and help them before they would reach iran proper. and so, so they're doing, they're, they're, they're doing what we would do if we were, we're going to be trying to stop an aggressor and we do, we, we basically back, i'll kind of, we back isis. and in when it, when it suits us and, and each side has its own process and this is the problem that we're experiencing. and you alluded to this a little bit earlier, but monday strikes come with iran and other world powers are trying to bring life back into the 2015 nuclear deal that president trump banded. in addition to adding extreme sanction, bio wants to rejoin that nuclear deal. do the recent strike make that deal more tenuous and how do you see this playing out? well, in one sense it does because the iranian spiel that that the united
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states is in the iraq m syria to really go after and really to go after them. not to stop isis so much because of what they perceive to be the support that the united states is giving to the, the sunni elements and isis and all kinds of our cities. iran is she'll so it's, it's clear that and they also know that the united states doesn't live up to its agreements. so that's why they're really, there's really trepidation now. and the, and the head of the iranian parliament is put up can a pre condition that we gotta get assurance on the, by the ministration that there's not going to be a reversal of, of things should the administration us administration change by the ministration. can't make that guarantee unless you go into treaty, but that's not popular even in the u. s. congress. so if you try to make the j. c p a treaty, it's not going to fly inside. it will not approve it. and so agreement was just the
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next step down, but agreements can easily be broken as we discovered in 2018. you couldn't be more correct, their secretary of state state. it's in the blink. and recently announced that the u. s. will provide more than $436000000.00 in additional humanitarian assistance to syrians and the communities that host them. what are your thoughts on this somewhat of a relief package? well that it's how the it's who they want to provide it to. and that is primarily to syrians who are in the live problems area and to bring in humanitarian assistance. they want to do it without approval of the syrian government. and the russians who control the border area, where this assistance would be coming in has not agreed to that. so the, the whole issue of, of, of trying to work something out. i absence the,
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the syrian government in whose country they, these refugees would reside, is, is problematic, and the united states continues to want to oust aside. in fact, it was during the summer with and biden were asked by not to try to remove aside forcibly. and there was no response. so that's not a good sign. so that suggest to me that they may attempt to, to, to do that even though a thought was just re elected by his own countrymen. whether or not you agree that it was a fixed election. it's neither here nor there because he's, it's, it's a fact that he's now the, the, the, the sitting present and he's recognized internationally as the president. so it's, this is what complicates things and why these issues continuously go on bite and has a previous to be in a president. when, when he was, senator biden had
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a concept about syria in which he sought to partition syria into 3 parts. and i think that that's the direction that he wants to head. and if he has to put more troops into syria in order to reinforce that. and that would not bode well. i'm and he's not going to get any green on the russian or even the turks, them like i'm a luke where they have their own agenda. we're definitely going to have to have you back on to discuss this more. there's so much that we need to talk about and pack here running out of time, but thank you so much for joining us. my pleasure. thank you. as we go to break, remember that you can also start watching the hawks on demand to the brand new portable p be available on all platform coming up. we'll discuss the newly release you in report, calling for global response to systemic racism. stay tuned to watching the ha the
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me, ah, is your media a reflection of reality? the world transformed what will make you feel safer? type relation, whole community. are you going the right way for you being that somewhere? which direction? what is truth is faith. in the world corrupted, you need to defend the join us in the depths or remain in the shallows. i i really still think comes right on police report in
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december 2020 a group of anti finishes. fill out a film crew access for 3 months. 3rd row like people, organization, it's an idea that must be opposed that channel out the gate route. they make their faces. but they can say what they believe and we believe in helping our community. we believe that fascism is one of the major threats to the united states has gotten driven. this is a chance to see who and teeth are really are in order for me. my 1st amendment right and say that my life matter, i have to be onto the teachers that that's how we can't trust the police. we can't trust the government. we can't trust anyone except or so to protect ourselves. in the the death of george floyd became a rallying cry for black lives matter. human and civil rights activists in america
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and abroad, derek sharman, the officer who killed george floyd in a video scene round. the world was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison. 22 and a half years. though that senate makes a difference. it hasn't signaled true reforms or any real changes in policing every day in america. blacks are one step away from another. george floyd, with no end in sight. the george boy, justice and policing act faces an uphill battle in congress. and black still aren't seeing their civil rights on it across the country as voters, oppression, health disparities, and housing in equity continue to threaten progress. so that in the united nations recently made a head turning announcement. in a report released monday, un high commissioner for human rights, michelle bash lead urge countries to adopt transformative agendas to systemic racism. the report couldn't find a single state that had fully reckoned with the past or comprehensively accounted
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for the impacts of the lives of people of african descent today. hugh reparations sorta. but you, any knowledge of systemic racism in need of a systemic response is important. the report goes on to showcase the persistent and consistent dehumanization of people of african descent and the role racial discrimination, inequality, and violence has taken on their daily lives. this report can provide insights into the necessary policy changes. the report is important because it features analysis, 190 deaths at the hands of law enforcement speaks the similarities and legal system discrimination against blacks across multiple countries in amplified systemic racism. global action is a fairly new coal, as it relates to remedies for racial injustice. but it's a long time coming with you in report matter. and how will countries create transformative preparations. here to tell us all about it is gerald horn. professor of history at the university of houston. good to see you,
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darrell. and welcome to the show are inviting me. absolutely. thank you. the united nations human rights council is urging a global response that includes operations to quote, make amends for racism, against people of african descent. this is a really big deal in america. we know the george floyd murder spark worldwide protest and elevated cost reforms. but to see that you in call the world to respond to racism is huge. what are the implications and why now? it's very significant. the, those of us to study history recognize that it has been international pressure. in the 1st instance, that has led to progress white people in particular, since we arrived unwillingly on the shores. what i mean is, if you look at the abolition of slavery, that was driven not only by courses here in the united states, white people in the 1st instance, but also by pressure from british abolitionists also by pressure from abolitionists and hating. if you look at the retreat of jim crow, u. s. a party,
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beginning of the 1950. it's no accident. as historians have begun to tell us that this takes place from the context of a cold war. and the united states has difficulty winning hearts and minds in its good the logical contestation with the then socialist count, as long as people of african descent are treated so atrociously, particularly when united states feels they need to compete for resources in an africa that surging towards independence, so that also created a dynamic and international in a global dynamic in favor of progressive change. and now we have this stunning report from the human rights council, which i dare say will have a similar ill port, although it will be difficult to track. although i'm confident that it will have significant impact as former global and international initiatives and after horn in
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a statement, the un high commissioner for human rights called on quote, states to stop denying and start dismantling racism. that's a tall order. here in the u. s. recognition of pacific racism and even simply saying black lives matter is seen as anti democratic or unpatriotic. what steps are necessary to dismantle races and isn't even possible because it seems that racism is so deeply rooted. 8 in the psyche across the globe. is it possible to eradicate it's possible, but it's going to be a difficult struggle. i'm sure that in $1864.00, many people might have found the difficult to believe that slavery would be abolished during the height of jim pro. i'm sure the many people found that difficult to believe that formal jim crow, formal us segregation whatever be a wrote it. and certainly we're taking steps towards helping to obtain the noble aim of this united nations human rights council report. i'm speaking of events that are taking place as we speak, for example,
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i think it's very important that we're seeking to tear down these monuments to confederate war. he rose, particularly in dixie. i'm think it's very important that we're beginning to move statues and other memorials to confederate war heroes were actually traitors that, believe it or not, or still ensconced in the us capital. i think it's important that we're fighting back against voters oppression. we're fighting back against the demagogy that seeks to target so called critical race theory. although many of those were targeting or not know what it means, i would not recognize it, smack them in the face. so these are all simple steps, but we have to realize that a trip of a 1000 miles begins one step. and we have begun that long uphill journey as we speak. that was a barrier way to put things men we, i think we do have to remember that it's, it's, it's not a race. it takes a while to get to some of the reforms that we seek. you will report found that
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police use of racial profiling. and excessive force is systemic. it's not just singular to america, obviously happening in north america, but in europe and latin america as well at very high levels, are policing reforms moving forward in europe, in latin america. we know at the federal level here in the us, they seem to be dying on the bind. it's a very slow process, i'm afraid to say. and i think that we should reasonably infer that the attack on the rights of black people, which is not unique to speak to america. it certainly endemic in brazil, to a degree. you can also find it in one and parents and lisbon in particular. and what those sites all have in common is that all of those capital, all of these countries benefited from the african slave tree and benefit it from the slave and of africa. and i think that if you read the report carefully,
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it's difficult to walk away without thinking that there has not been a reckoning with the african slave trade. there has not been a kind of truth commission that help soon plumb the depths of how and why these european countries not to mention countries in the america. it's just the only non state benefit. it's so handsomely, from the free labor of black people. and even to this very day, one of the problems we face is that black people are still treated as if slavery were still around. and i think that that has something to do with the fact that there has not been a reckoning. there has not been an accounting. and until we have that reckoning. and so we have that accounting, which the human rights council is calling for. i'm afraid to say will always be facing a speak up your client. the un human rights council also argued that reparations can't just stop at money, but also need to have different keys that prevent future injustice. do you agree
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and what do those care? darren teeth look like in your be well, i think that those guarantees look like education. in fact, we've had some progress on the education of what i'm sure you know about the story of georgetown university, which in the 19th century going the battle davis, why you bring a sold and slave people in order to keep that university afloat. now, it's a magnificent, well endowed institution, and it is decided to embark on its own program of reparations, by guaranteeing scholarships to some of the, the sentence of the late people that were full, who certainly education needs to be taken into account. i think we also need to talk about building up block institutions, particularly historically black colleges and universities like howard university in washington, dc for example. so i think that there is no dearth of cultural remedy in terms of reparations. what is missing in the political will?
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and lastly, real quick before i have to let you go, doctor, how do you see that being employed by the united states? i read that there are gonna be some conversations, obviously with president by and but what do you think is going to come out of it? certainly the by demonstration needs to be pressured. at times we get the impression that the white administration recognizes that his 2020 victory was definitely dependent upon a massive turn out by black boulder. but in 2021, we're not necessarily the the fruits of our labor. certainly we need to weigh this united nations in rights council, the court, underneath the nose of mister biden, and his chief of staff, not to mention the us senate and instructions because they need to be pressure because the lessons of history is ridiculous. the great 1900 century abolitionists adjusted their power, complete nothing without the man. it never has been,
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and never one of my favorite quote and dr. more and it was great to have you. we're definitely going to have to have you back. you're dropping so many tibbets today. audius' needs to hear it. thanks for joining us. and that is our show for you today . i'm myisha cross. remember, keep watching those talk and have a great day and night everyone. ah, imagine picking up a future textbook on the early years of the 21st century. what other chapters called gun violence school shootings, homelessness 1st, it was my job and it was my name was my siblings. i have nothing. i have nothing and it's not like i don't try. i live for resources, i look for jobs, i look for everything i can to make this pass. and i end up doing, passing the road to the american dream aid with dead refugees. at this very
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idealized image of the older america, native americans look past the death that happen every single day. this is a modern history of the usa america on our t. ah, i use it as an over and i my background is under state. i like obviously lucky you lucky . last year. so you'll have to,
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the a more on mark graves of indigenous children are found in canada on the grounds of a former catholic runs school, bringing the total to over a 1000 people. it's prompted the prime minister to us hope frances, to make amends to the community. i really hope that this time it will lead towards this hope coming onto the canadian soil and apologizing apologizing directly. as a highly infectious delta strain of covert plunges, rush into a new wave of the pan demick moscow mix proof of vaccination q r code mandatory to be able to get into restaurants. pub, cathy, or.

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