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the most powerful game plan in such a situation. it's remarkable to survive the horrible smell that snow, like i mean i don't, i can only describe it as metal and flesh. i was angry. excuse me. 2 decades own from the worst terror attack in monet street. the world commemorates those who suffered and died in non 11 necessities the collateral damage inflicted by the american war on terror, through torture. drone attacks and death on the 20th anniversary, we told to those who suffered from the event itself,
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tomorrow. as part of our in depth investigation into the impact of the american war on terror than 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 witnessed in belgrade was so destructive to this day. i haven't gone to sleep again. yes, head month said $25.00 days on which is america's legacy destroyed the sabotaged equipment. a country brought a ruined steel in control of the tyler. by 20 years later, america, fleas i've got to stand in disgrace and defeat, correspondent describes the war on terror. fail to achieve any of its claim goals. instead, leaving behind a trail of destruction. africans give us their verdict on the us invasion. in 34 is the best gun stone. there was peace. 20 years ago. it was
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a war by the u. s. for economic gain. the americans came to ghana stand 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 afternoon from oscar. this saturday september the 11th 2021, watching off international with me, kevin. and today marks the 20th anniversary of the worst terror attack in modern history. when us planes were hijacked and flowed into the twin towers of the world trade center in new york, claiming the lives of almost 3000 people. an employee of our company these days was an eye witness then to those around this attacks and remembers that day. with a shiver. he ran onto the streets of new york city with his video camera off the 1st plane hit. but for all those years,
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he's not been able to find the strength to watch is footage back until the day of 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 see it, you know, and, and it's funny that because i ditch, shoot some video and i couldn't look at it. i never looked at it. i put in
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a box and i just put it away. i mean, 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 once like the towers and you looked at that and you just couldn't believe that that that skyline was gone. i think everybody was just and this belief 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,
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i can only describe it as metal and flesh and it was so strong that you can taste it in your mouth. and we were all wondering if we were going to get sick from this. the doesn't seem like 20 years ago. all of a sudden and yeah, 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 with 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
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a while. the 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. wait power. excuse me. i was angry because the people saying were in big white houses a 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 and we just never knew what was going to happen at that point and i remember,
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you know, thinking i'm going to bring my son into the world. you know, what kind of world is this going to be? and, and that scared me, john burns, reliving what he saw there 1st hand. the $911.00 tragedy led the american war on tara, an invasion of afghanistan, and now with the us troops out of the country. artie continues to scrutinize the rhythmic impact campaigns. how to 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 terrors of the guantanamo bay prison . the will use all tools at our disposal. they killed our children to united states was bringing people to watch the site. it was a pointless exercise. 53 year old was
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a beg lives in brittany, works for a prisoner rights organization that doesn't look like somebody who's lived experienced america's worst prison practices. but he knows all too well about. i had to stop telling myself that i'm a father that i am a 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. that was my number in the in was in may 2002. 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 or serious to be tortured with us. are you with the enemy? there is no in between and that doctor still stay on the
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line? i think it's quite clear to me that united states respond to the terrible acts of of 911 was vengeance. the war on terror is not a police operation. it's a military operation. why they picked for me. it wasn't just me. they picked on everyone. you know, who knows? if anybody's prepared to hand you over to contact, to talk to you. you know, i live in the packs and he's the enemy overwrite, and i'm my parents and i'm a deal national. they had to deal with americans without any legal process. ah, ah. i was held for a year in 2002, 2003, and i saw 2 individuals beaten to death by american soldiers.
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these terrorists play by a whole set of different rules. it's going to force us in your words to get me 30 and nasty in order to take them. i will use our tools at our disposal to do the boys. a few bad apples. isolated incidents one by one. the terrorists are learning the meaning of american justice. for me, this place, i pity my what me and i did. states was doing stuff. they were bringing people to this torture site 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, this is what the americans did. by the time i got to guantanamo, i was begging to go to one tunnel because what i've seen and witnessed in
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background was so destructive to this day i haven't, i can't sleep. oh, i. several of us was sent to one tunnel including 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 found a woman in the next room that led me to believe was my wife being tortured the weight of my children in front of me and asked, where do you think they are now, what do you think happened in the night and 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, send it, 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 a handmade calendar that i made when i was in one tunnel. i thought that perhaps if i counted the days that it will be easier when the days turn into 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 the count. and the days my children were growing up without me and every day, without them, with a sub in the heart. and they would come sporadically, they had to be vetted uncensored by the us. censorship, my daughter who was 6 at the time, wrote a poem, 12345,
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once i caught fish alive. and they redacted that because they said that as numbers in the numbers could mean some sort of a code. so it was that kind of nonsensical reduction 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 and expectedly becoming friends with several of the american soldiers who would bring me little snippets of inclination sometime next week in a chocolate. sometime make me can a dvd player and show me a film. lexus, humanity that i have never forgotten to this day. 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
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this has been a, a war that has destroyed us as individuals, soldiers spoken to told me that they cannot sleep at night. so i am in no doubt about the, the effects of this war, not just on the individuals, but on the nation as a whole of whom the soldiers 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 ever bought for charges. for these times. recently i gave evidence international criminal court for their investigations of abuses by americans. and they were investigating the united states, the initial army and the taliban. the only ones who responded by threatening the
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international criminal court with united states of america, they said that we will sanction all members of the national committee court. we will arrest any members of the 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, i need 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 to its china, towards the iran to its pockets, dawn to within an easier would be life states and britain in particular. i think that feeling very upset because this is a defeat. it's a military defeat. however, you want to look at it and not 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 asking people with bad credit that's with the britain or america you've really got to find
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a way for show the day we're going to be hearing more from those whose lives live forever changed by america's longest floor and special coverage. continuing cold, unheard voices. the 911 attack set in motion what the u, as called the war on terror without kind of being the initial target. 20 is all americans efforts don't seem to have put much of a dent in the global terror network with allocated, joined by a new generation of terrorists. war on terror is also role mass destruction and loss of life in countries hit by america's rough, as well as blanket global surveillance. just last month, the world watched as the us pulled out in the chaos leading to the total victory of the taliban. next to the senior correspondent looks at what went wrong in america's longest military operations. and 2001 began with,
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with largest and pub invade. i've gotta start to fight for freedom to fight terrorism and make the world a better place. 19 years, 10 months and $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, 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 her victory over the taliban. 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,
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it wasn't supposed to be this way. the taliban wasn't supposed to sweep the country . in me a weeks. the pentagon spent a decade preparing to leave of gather thought had even they weren't ready for these together. what are our, as we will complete our mission there. by the end of this year, i announced a timeline for drawing down our forces. we are working to finally and america's longest war is time to end for evermore. the america's proudest movement of the afghan war wasn't supposed to be a humiliating evacuation under the guns of the taliban. but it was,
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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, no nation has ever done anything like it in all history. the only the united states had 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 back government? where did all the money go? the united states sank more than a $100000000000.00 in the rebuilding of data stock for reference adjusted for inflation. that is more that the united states spent on the marshall plan to rebuild europe after world war 2. and the tragedy of it is that for
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a civilian the side from all the american weapons and 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, it's dawn can arguably be called the largest money laundering operation in human history. the united states is also committed to playing a leading role in the reconstruction of afghanistan. ah, in i
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tell him in 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. me ah, ah, the we now have americans stuck in africa. the taliban in charge with moat more weaponry than they've ever had in the past. and a border that is, the taliban now controls more of the country than it did before. the us invaded new government the field with what dynamo, bay, inmates, and terror list. medina,
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dean who even have american bounties on their heads. what washington achieved with 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. we will not forget. we will hunt you down to make you pay.
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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 guess the of artsy couple of cada's dot. while we spoke to people in cub, all falling the pentagon with jolen discovered how 20 years of occupation have taken their toll. when i was at school, i said my targets in life, but unfortunately now it looks like, oh my dreams have vanished. i can achieve those goals and we're worried about our studies and the prospect of finding work. many of my classmates have left of dentist and when mr. malott, i still hope to regain some kind of normal life. but looks difficult. in 34 provinces of afghanistan, there was peace. 20 years ago, it was a war by the us economic gain. we have won our freedom by sacrificing the blood of
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many people, the countries by contract. now, the americans came to ganeth stand 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 with them. 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 to cost. the cost of the war on terrorism limited to foreign countries, is sweeping surveillance targets us citizens themselves, with particular discrimination of muslims in america. kellum open as moran that has been 20 years and the war on terror began the the
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the color the now it's hard to measure whether or not in terror has been defeated. what human rights civil. they've certainly taken, i have the blow. remember the patriot act, that law, they said was absolutely necessary in order to keep us safe. mat lifted restrictions on government spying, allowing for wiretapping and creating harsher penalties for those considered to be potential terrorists. only one us sen opposed it back. then i recognize fully that this is a different world with different technologies, different issues, and different threats. yet we must examine every item that is proposed in response to these events. to be sure that we are not rewarding these terrorists and
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weakening ourselves by giving up the cherished freedoms that they seek to destroy. later came the revelations of edward snowden, showing the 911 had opened the door to violations of our privacy. breaking news this evening is the identity of a man who cynthia obama administration into defend and explain mode this week. his name is edward snowden. edward snowden, reportedly has the blueprint documents of how our country's national secrete security agency operate documents lead by an essay contractor. edward snowden reveal details of a secret intelligence sharing agreement that shows the u. s. government hand it over intercepted communications containing phone calls and emails of us citizens that didn't lead to the law being overturned. top officials still insist that it's necessary for government success in preventing another catastrophic attack on the american homeland would have been much more difficult if not impossible, without the u. s. a patriot act. amid all the government, spying, it was necessary to find them animated. the muslim community was soon in the cross
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hairs targeted by law enforcement was thing and entrapment. all done supposedly to keep us safe from another 911. the patriot tech was the stepping stone for it became open season on american muslims. there are no rules. the government just said, let's go up to muslims for war on terror, created the perfect atmosphere for racism, discrimination clamp downs on civil liberties and government spying. it's been 20 years that war continues with all its fear and manipulation with no end in sight. caleb martin, r t new york. look at events back 20 years to the day and how the continue to affect the world since on this sombre of a serv, 911. leave you that with pictures. so one of those memorial pools, one of 2, standing on the sites of the world trade centers north and south in lower manhattan is 9 27 in the morning. their lows attack started to unfold 846 a new york time 2 decades ago.
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oh, the thing in the koran attributed to the prophet mohammed, the dreams of threefold. sometimes they represent divine guidance, sometimes sorrow from the devil, and sometimes there about the complex of dated living and past events. this applies also to women's rights in afghanistan, today, encouraged in the past to live out their dreams of being fully fledged human beings, african women. and now being told that this amounts to satanic possession when they turn to and on, what can they count in this time of existential struggle, ah ah, the pacific leg, around the world, expedition by 1000 miles round the
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clock in the wall instead of every country close by it like the crew, gavin's food and water. and to go to check those for sure. the little blue on the little thing is got everybody locked down or almost no food and no water really up to somebody in the cove. it, you're living like the theme and of home, but in the 21st century. ah. the
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news? this is boom bus, the one business show you can't afford to mend branch of or, and i'm rachel weapons in washington coming up the 1st high level talk. and several months between china and the united states have been held over the phone as a nation president discussed a range of issues will bring you the latest. plus, it seems 20 years since $911.00. how has the us economy been impacted since later on? we're gonna discuss it changes with our very own rick sanchez. perfect. so today let's dive right in the .

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