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why don't i just don't i mean you yes to see out the thing because the kid an engagement equals the trail. when so many find themselves with the parts we choose to look for common ground, the give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses a yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. read the poem cast from the statue of liberty. but i guess i missed word said the president is allowed to pick and choose for actually can seek refuge in the united states and not be turned away. just as plains, with thousands from afghanistan are continuing to land in the united states. thousands from south america are also being distributed around the u. s. and small
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town communities. the majority of those from cuba who risk their lives floating across the ocean, including the latest 13th, are almost always turned back to their homeland double standards. well, we're going to give you 360 view along with the latest from afghanistan, including why the taliban is that actually recognize as a terrorist organization by the u. s. one that could mean for a future friendship. ida is now gone, however, she packed a very powerful, punched in new jersey, new york, and maryland on her way out over the latest and damage and the death toll number, which is sad, they continue to rise. i'm going to hear what you need to use right here on our t america. let's roll. ah . we began with the situation. i can't stand where the us state department says is expediting the process of thousands of special immigrant visas for african
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refugees. but it's slow going as us continue to monitor the taliban control of global, or teach on how to use it on us or, and continues from miami. so john, i got to ask you, what did the state department have just say about how the taliban is running things . now that the u. s. has left while the state department scottie, so the u. s. is basically reviewing specifically how the afghan government will function. what it's going to look like and it's formation in the wake of the us is withdrawal. now that the mission has turned from a military operation into a diplomatic one. state department spokesman that price. so the u. s. is waiting to see how a new afghan government is formed, how it will function and what the composition of that government will ultimately look like. further he said the u. s. is keeping a close eye on the taliban and how it's living up to its various commitments. including the potential for any forms of assistance will be the
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action, the actions of any new african government that is safe passage, respect for the rights of the people of afghanistan. including women and girls and minorities, a government that is inclusive, a government that follows through on its counter terrorism commitments and a government that respects the universal international norms. now asked about the u. s. influence over the taliban price went on to say that the u. s. does have some influence and it includes holding. busy onto the ask in central banks $10000000000.00 in reserve funds currently being kept in the federal reserve, the u. s. federal reserve in new york city along with the commitments that the taliban has made with several 100 other countries. and also the un security council and how it operates, including as price was talking about the treatment of women, minorities, and other issues that you know, let's face it,
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the taliban doesn't exactly have a very good track record on this says there are still concerns about us citizens remaining in the country and afghans getting their s i v, their special immigrant visas, expedited us officials have said the the that america this i v program does work slowing and was not designed for a mass evacuation airlift mission that we've been seeing. and that's something that current officials release, you know, pretty squarely put the blame on the truck and ministration for pulling resources and funding from. but that s 5, these are being processed and expedited at this point for the thousands of african refugees that have left the country or are still trying to get out, you know, and that, that's a process that continues. we're seeing refugees going into other countries into europe, and then also coming here to the united states, thousands upon thousands. so it's a very slow, very complicated, very convoluted process. though it does continue. one final note, scotty, the u. s. military says it destroyed or demilitarize,
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much of the equipment left behind. specifically some of the planes and helicopters that were left at the airport cobble. there been also some reports that us troops may have ransacked and damage other parts of the airport. specifically some of the areas used for civilian usage, but to be clear, there is no evidence of that. those reports appear to be based on potentially taliban information and also hearsay. so i wanted to make note of that because i think it's important, you know, after the u. s. left bathroom air base there and asking to stand, looters did trash various parts of the the base there. so it's certainly possible that's happened once again at the cobble airport as well, airport and cobble, or that it was even possibly taliban that caused some of the damage. it remains unclear, but to say that us troops, while they were engaged in this mass of the largest aerivac effort in the u. s. history while also dealing potential more potential license attacks. the ransacked and looted vending machines is a bit of a reach and someone silly that i would our,
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with our tv john, how do you reporting? and this is as good as to continue its post us reality. the couple airport is in full control of the taliban. without any remaining western troops, us armored vehicles, helicopters, and ammunition still remained scattered and abandon outside the ones. busy terminals are to senior correspondent moore. i guys do have reports from the scene . these place looks very different to what we arrived to during the evacuation that cleaning the plagues up. there's said enormous amount of work to do what with all the vehicles, all the amendments, all the i'm you mission that was left behind by us and allied forces as they were treated as above while the rules of the school as opposed to that is still being cleaned up, but as i said, there's a lot of work to do these evacuation that the pentagon was the largest and most
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complex in history left a whole lot of trash behind trash wreckage and they breed the taliban command. that tells us they destroyed 95 percent of equipment, stuff, and systems. they destroyed everything and destroyed cars. airplanes, especially the military or for airports, are destroyed 100 percent. we asked the she the airport and once crammed into the back of a pickup truck, we got our wish. it was like a movie said a disaster. our 1st stop was the helicopter graveyard. all the helicopters and there are a lot of them that were abandoned at capital airport. they have been sabotaged quite visibly. the wires have been cut various various electrical blocks removed and smashed, apparently with a sledge hammer key. the americans didn't justice for the helicopters and vehicles . they trashed much more than that when i was at the,
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at the morning led to the airport. so i saw a lot of destructions here. many things were destroyed. i don't know who did this actually, america was there, got damage, and the road section you can see at the backside of me, it was also damage. but fortunately by the help of our lobby made it and we might make it correct. the other interesting thing about the airport is the, the hundreds of armored diplomatic vehicles that have been left here abandoned during the evacuation. they used these vehicles to block off roads while the evacuation was on the way. this is passport control. a couple international airport. this is the state that it was left in after the evacuation was complete for some reason, other than destroying all the military vehicles and aircraft that the united states left behind. they also destroyed much of the airport civilian infrastructure,
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computers, x rays, cameras, even arrival and departure screens. here they saying it was the americans who cut the power cables knocked over the monitors, smashed windows and kicked in doors, even new to the vending machines. why? that's boredom. bats hate. you don't then the 20 year war and leaving a humiliating evacuation without feeling a little bitter spite. or i'd guess you could have gotten this done. well, now the taliban has control of afghanistan. various countries are trying to side how they are actually going to recognize the organization. and all countries like canada, the united arab emirates and russia, recognized the taliban as a terrorist organization. here in america, the african taliban group is actually not on the list of foreign terror groups recognized by the state department, allowing the u. s. government to go shoeing negotiate with. but the treasury
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department nash treaty however, had placed the taliban on their official terrorist list, which means no businesses or trade allowed as of now. so what does this mean for the relationship between the taliban and the u. s. going forward? we bring in a former counterterrorism officer, drew burke, west through thank you so much for joining me on this. okay, thank you. got it. okay, so obviously we're having a little bit of mixed signals as to what happened and those last few days and who's responsible for what they're on the ground. incredible. once again we'll find out the truth is more and more is revealed. but let's talk about here at home and the relationship moving forward between the us and asking us in, what does it take to be seen as a terrorist organization by the us state department? well, the phoenician is actually pretty broad and it's pretty simple. it's, it's groups that engage in terrorist activities, which again is a broad statement and it's broadened on purpose. and then groups that threaten national interest. nation are citizens,
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are national security of the host all boxes that the taliban in afghanistan have checked throughout the 20 year. engagement that we've had with them, which is why i think a lot of america discretion had, i'll be honestly, i was actually kind of surprised to find out that our state department does not recognize. but the state department says it's because now we're able to talk to them. we can actually have these sort of piece conversations with them because we don't because we don't recognize him as a terrorist group. do you think it is in the best benefits of the us in gauge, in these diplomatic relations with the taliban, which is what is being said by the state department, the pentagon and the white house right now should occur and possibly could have here occur here in the near future? no, i think honestly from so i've deployed over 30 times to the country. i've spent most of my adult life there. i know those guys inside and out is categorically insane to approach this from a diplomatic approach and think that it's going to work and work well. which is how this, that it's the posture of the state department in the white house right now. but, but to, to think that that's going to end well, for the united states, it's just,
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it's not logical. there's, there's, there's no way where, like congress, here's my question. you know, what would be the goal here? the deal was the u. s. supposed to be out of afghanistan completely. so why are we going to go back in there in any form? what role could the us actually serve in that area? whether it's you monitoring it or the answer would actually be beneficial. encounter to what we've just gone through the last 20 years. yeah, well i think on the humanitarian part, what's gonna be tricky with this is and i'm concerned about our state department and our government red largest handling and so far talking about a citizen talking about a whether to mediterranean or what have you. because we cannot trust, you cannot trust this government to do the right thing. will they say the right thing on, on their press conference on the general, they say the right thing when they're, when they're on the phone, are meeting with world leaders. of course they will, but the taliban is going to be the tell them they always have been there going to operate the taliban dies and that's what people need to expect. so giving that, i don't think, makes any sense that all these people respect strength. right now we're showing weakness there. we're saying that we have to leverage, but we're not showing that we do. so we need to say, look,
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we are going to focus on making sure that threats do not come out of there. we did a great job with that. when we 1st went in, it's going to be more difficult to do now that we are out. but we're going to have you on a short leash and if things go wrong, there's going to be a very significant price to pay. so again, to, to, to part of your question, i think it's a failure to go down the path of monitoring assistance because it's not going to get to at the end user the way we want to. and we have to stay vigilant about how we're doing this. is going to be really complicated to, to, to do the mission now in terms of protecting ourselves, our homeland and our, our, our interest. one of the things why house saying which i would love to know your opinion on it. saying that we need to work with the taliban because they're the only ones that we can trust to work with us to fight isis or other terrorist groups . do you agree with that statement? now? now it's again if it falls in the same category, and this is the way that this thing ended shows that people were not listening to people on the ground. they wanted a narrative. they wanted the ending to be scripted the way that they want and they
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were, they were living in their own kind of fantasy world. the thought that this is a group that we can trust when i heard that we were passing threat reporting and intel to the taliban and working with them in blue. not just mine, but all of my colleagues who worked in the intel in special operations can advise because again, these are people we've been killing them for 20 years. they've been killing us. they are not our friends, they cannot be trusted. so doing that and then also thinking that it's as simple as, hey, the taliban, isis, or arch enemies. it's not that simple. the lines are very blurred. remember, alabama, all the fighters, along with their own friends out of the prison. the barger mentally charge each other places. there. there are very blurred lines and you cannot, under any circumstances, trust any of these groups. all right, thank you so much for your service on this. and i think my biggest concern right now is if america does not get involved, it's american does not have some sort of oversight of anything who is going to step in and it might not be one of those countries we consider to be friendly then where we add in this world during once again. thank you so much for joining me. hey,
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thanks so much for me. now when we return, why are some refugees being given a speed passing to the u. s. by others are being returned to their homeland? 360 view after the break, the the families that mark sounds good. i took mark you function, you would like to get some idea of what to do. i'm john got that. i've got that limit and i wanted them to be skilled that you know the left me about the less
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about the news and what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy foundation. let it be an arms race is often very dramatic. development only personally, i'm going to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successful, very political time. time to sit down and talk me the me ah, recovery and damage assessment is under way across the northeast. after went to lack
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of a hurricane, ida turned deadly for the area. now at least 40 people have died from maryland to new york city, including a 2 year old r to trade chev. as reports from our new york bureau, the remnants of hurricane ida unleashing dangerous flash floods and tornadoes across the northeast. overnight. the relentless rain, sending new york into a state of emergency, the national weather service office, declaring its 1st ever set of flash blood emergencies in the region. many forced to abandon their cars and walk through roads underwater, firefighters. seen here rescuing a man from a car stuck in deep flood waters. take a look at this video, mass flood water seen gushing into a new york city subway station will out. another location, water was streaming down in elevator, subway stations and truck speaking so flooded that the metropolitan transportation authority suspended all service. the storm, also battering pennsylvania and new jersey. we'll get there for 8
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o. a storm chase are capturing a tornado. ah, water covering streets flooding inside of businesses. i'd as remnants so fierce a ripped apart this building flood water even pouring into new work, liberty international airport, a 120 flights delayed and 24 cancelled. now more than 160000 people are without power in pennsylvania, new york and connecticut and rivers are still rising across the area. that means a soggy and dangerous day is still ahead, even as people try to pick up the pieces. president biden, addressing the nation and i made clear the governors that my team at the federal emergency management agency fema is on the ground and ready to ride all the assistance is needed. now the worries here in new york across the northeast are still assessing the damages on the ground. meantime, while rescue efforts and clean up efforts are underway, the death toll is mounting. reporting for news use use trinity chavez
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r t. the us has just attained 13 cuban migrants who traveled to the u. s. and what has been described as a rustic vehicle. now the cubans, however, like the majority of those taken in by the coast guard, will most likely be returned back to cuba. failing to prove they deserve asylum in the united states. meanwhile, however, more than 23876, afghans have already arrived in the u. s. according to the state department, with most of them now finding temporary housing and various military bases around the country. so why are the ask is getting to stay and be taken care of while the cubans are being returned to their home. want to get this $360.00 view on this, we bring in editorial writer and journalist jennifer massey and taro ventura. host of watching the hoc. thank you so much for joining me. thank you. carol, i'm going to start with you. why do you think, are these cuban refugees being returned while we are bringing in the ask engine, those from south south america and trying to at least get them incorporated into
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the country? well, short answer in my humble opinion, and because the united states actually have cuba, if you look at the u. s. foreign policy over how many, you know, 3040 years, we've done nothing but like levy sanctions against the cuban people and, and their government. we've tried to assassinate their leader, fidel castro, for many, many decades. we've threatened to invade them. we even at one point through opperation, northwoods wanted to set it up to where we would shoot a plane down a cuban plane, have a cuban plane crash in american city in order to blame cuba to where they we can justify an invasion. so when you look at like the u. s. foreign policy history, we have cuba. so the fact that we would turn away cuban refugees and you don't take any others. well, that's clear. we don't like cubans. but you know, we're cool with the dentist and interesting. now i gotta take on the job are going to ask you, considering everything that has just gone on these past weeks, a chaos that's happened in africa. and with this withdrawal there, whether you republican or democrat, you have to me, it is not gone smoothly. you know,
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is it the u. s. was responsibility to take care of the refugees, especially the mass number that the u. s. is now taking into her own borders. well, the question is typical. one is not that simple, but we are responsible. yes and no. in regards to the afghan people, we made a lot of promises to our allies. the problem is betting them to see who actually deserves to come to united states, vetting them is a very difficult task. and inevitably, a lot that come here may be hostile to the united states. i definitely believe that we are going to have some people in here to hate america. and if they don't hate america, by the time they get here, just have them in the public school system for a couple of years. well, i think you bring that up cuz terrell, you know, russia is not taking any of the refugees from atkinson he and with the president vladimir putin actually saying, we don't know who the they are. we can't possibly vet them. how confident are you? cuz there is ask and we do have terrorist cells that are all around the region. how confident are you in these refugees actually being allowed now to be
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a potential national security threat to the us, whether be presently or even in the future? well, the problem with is, is that you can never, there's no amount of adding, there's nothing that you can do to truly ever, you know, prove whether someone is going to be a good actor or a bad actor. so it's kind of a ridiculous scenario to set up on the 1st place. do i believe that we should allow these people in who are seeking asylum because of look at the end of the day we broke afghanistan, it's our responsibility. we can't put it off on the countries around the dentist and we can pull it off on russia. so yeah, it is our responsibility to take care of these people. so. but can we properly that them and prevent any of them from doing something bad in the future after they get here? that's kind of a ridiculous scenario to set up because you can't, there's no way you could ever predict that, no matter how my, how good the bedding is. well, in a be actually to continue to follow. we saw the boston bombers, there was enough red flags that they were eventually going to do something. but do we have the manpower to continue to follow people once we do, let them in, right? because at the end of the day to look, it's also about at the end of the day,
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we try to be a free country. you know, we try to respect civil liberties. if you want to sit and monitor people 24 hours a day and take away someone's freedom, whether they're a refugee coming into this country or whether they're a us citizen, that's not what we stand for. so part of what we stand for is that freedom and with that freedom comes the fact that hey, that does put us in danger of people suddenly making a horrible decision, like the boston bombers, them like that. that's the given take that we faced in this country with these freedoms that we hold dear. and that's like i said, i start off by reading the statue of liberty on what she says in there. but jennifer, we are also finding out now that there are these special rules, was just issued by the department of defense are being put in place regarding how journalists are going to be allowed to cover the african refugees settlements at these various spaces. a lot of them are really just tense at this point. do you think this is a reflection all the bad press concerning the situation at the border and they said ministration and those involved are trying to make sure they don't have another p r mess on their hands. yeah, you're actually right, scottie,
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that's exactly what they're doing. and they don't want proof that they are doing something wrong or that these detention centers, or wherever they're being housed at the moment, or not have to part with the american taxpayer or funding them. they don't want any proof because we can get information in real time. they like to control the propaganda. and if they let the journalist and the honest journalist they can't spend as much as they would like to, it's unfortunate because we should be able to know exactly what's happening in the country that we are funding these people coming in. we should be able to know what's going on well, and that's the thing carol, that it works for both side. it works for the refugees to protect them, to make sure we're finding down the southern border. they're not being treated like they should at this point, but it also protects the american people and that the investment, the money being poured in or is actually being used. is this, why don't we do? did america just get $24000.00 new citizens plus and our borders, or is there a chance to possibly other countries they might decide that they want to go back to
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someplace more in their region? well, i mean, yeah, i mean, ultimately you wanna leave it up to the individual who is coming here, right. okay. they need to do escape the bad. so to ation, once they get here, if they say, hey, you know what, i don't particularly wanna live in iowa, you know, like i'd rather live somewhere that it's culturally closer to my heritage or whatever they may be. we need to develop some kind of a system in order to take care of these people because like i said, they are our responsibility to a certain degree. they helped us. we put them in danger by helping us in the invasion and occupation of afghanistan. so there are responsibility, so whatever, however, this plays out, we do have to take a hand and making sure that these people end up, hopefully in a safe situation and in a place where they can find freedom and happiness and liberty which they have are to tie it back real quick, how we started the conversation about cuba. do you think those advocating for cuba will be able to actually use it as a situation to get some more availability for them to have freedom here in the us as well? i don't, i think the queue in the local this administration because they assume that the
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cuban people fleeing a communist regime are going to what republican, that is, why they don't want them here. the afghans and the people coming across the southern border, average 200008 month issue, we're going to vote democrat. in fact, the department would be asking, visa holders are allowed to pick where they want to live from a list of 16 and 8 of them. funny enough are swing say well, jennifer, thank you very much for doing that. and like always thanks for joining us. well that is often a, shall we try to back a lot and you know what, in the meantime though, let's continue this conversation because we just hit the top the issues. and we always like to dive into more and hear what you have to say to follow me on twitter, scotty and huge, use the hash tag team and b h. and for this show and all of the great programming we have here on our teen r t america, actually you downloaded the affordable dot tv app for apple or android device. like, always thanks for watching. we'll see you later.
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the sometimes the simplest answer is the correct answer, and a lot of people ask, why are these text back so high? why is the stock market so high? and the simple answer is that it's a transfer payment. the federal government is transferring the paper money that they print into the pockets of the executives. it's as plain as the nose on your face and you can see in these numbers ah, the ah
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the i was begging to go to one. because what i witnessed was so destructive, they say i have gone to sleep coming up. this are the 1st of our in depth reports into the victims of america's brutal war on terror. following us withdrawal from afghanistan, one cannibal detainees was on big chairs, the horrors he suffered. they had a found a woman in the next room that led me to believe with my wife, tortured a wave picture of my children in front of me. off the wait.

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