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information is power. that's what's going on. a huge struggle with governments and corporations who want to keep information secret and others who think democratic rights should be pushed forward and people have a right to know what to do. watch alison's help to shift the conversation around transparency and see what that battle has done to him. i feel like julian's life might be coming to an end. we are in a concentration with the largest and most powerful employer in such a situation. it's remarkable. the 15 years, 10 months said $25.00 days old, which is america's legacy. they're stronger than sabotaged equipment. a country brought to a ruined steel in control of the taliban. 20 years after 911
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america please. afghanistan and disgrace and defeats is all correspond to describes the war on terror failed to achieve any of its claimed goals. instead, leaving behind a trail of destruction, afghans give us the verdict on the us invasion. in 34 provinces of afghan stone, there was peace. 20 years ago, it was a war by the u. s. for economic gain. the americans came to again a stand because they wanted to exploit our resources for people like us became their slaves. and when they left, they took everything with them. horrible smell, that smell like i mean i don't, i can only describe it as metal and flesh. i was angry because excuse me. the pain of remembering the worst terror attack in modern history of the world commemorates those who died in 911. on the 20th anniversary,
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we talked to those who suffered from the event and its aftermath our index investigation, necessities, the collateral damage of the american war on terror through death, throat attacks and told jeff we speak to former guantanamo detainees, about the horrors inflicted on them. i was begging to go to the tunnel because what i've seen and witness in background was so destructive to this day. i haven't i tried to sleep. ah . hello. good evening from moscow this saturday september, the 11th 2021. you were watching arte international with me, call him break. before we move on to the point in, see if today's date so many people were going to start in paris. another story with tracking this saturday, again, protests against coven restrictions have turned violent with placid involving t, a gas pepper spray and reports of injuries.
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the demonstrated rallying for the 9 consecutive week against mandatory shots and how passes. since july sports and cultural values have had corona virus related restrictions, the latest to a round of anger descent comes as students to return to schools across the country . out of the summer break. the french president to menu on the cross is now publicly urging children over the age of 12 to get the job. headline news now saturday, of course marks the 20th anniversary of the worst terror attack in modern history. when us planes were hijacked and flown into the twin towers of the world trade center in new york, claiming the lives of almost 3000 people, or kevin earlier heard from ortiz, caleb morgan, who's keeping an eye across the commemorations in new york for us as well. as more i guess, df who's in the african capital cobble tele 1st here from a is a sullen day for the whole of america or
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a new york city in particular. can you describe a little of the atmosphere that in the last few hours? it's been a morning of grief and commemoration. we've heard from elected officials in the united states, former presidents as well as victims families describing the trauma of what happened 20 years ago. very solemn ceremony. but it comes at a point where the administration of joe biden is being widely question for his recent decisions regarding afghanistan, about how responsible it is and carrying out u. s. foreign policy. now when we heard from president joe biden, as well as from vice president common harris, they emphasized a very common trope that we've heard from us leaders when commemorating the 911 events, they called for unity. it is my hope and prayer that we continue to honor their unity by strengthening our common bonds by strengthening our global partnerships. and by always living out our highest
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ideals, we saw national unity been and we learned that unit is the one thing that must never break use. what makes us who we are america at his best national unity may have been the emphasis of the remarks that we heard from the president and vice president, but that is not the situation today. there is not solid unity around the decisions we've seen from the administration. at this point, we have republicans in congress calling for jo biden's impeachment for miss handling this situation and afghan us, dan, saying that the, the aspirations of the united states, what they waged, the war on terror for has been abandoned and betrayed quite harsh words. here's what joe biden's critics among the republican party. you're saying president biden said that he wanted to take this afghanistan off the plate for future presidents. he's done the exact opposite for the next 20 years. american presidents will be
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dealing with this catastrophe and ask dana, stan, we call upon most somberly the resignation of this president joe biden billed the case, start doing the work and figure out how to get this done and impeach joe biden. joe biden deserves to be in peach for a higher crime and misdemeanor of dereliction of duty. now at this point, it's not only republicans that are raising these concerns. the u. s. secretary of defense, i said that the top concern of the united states when it comes to afghanistan, is the possibility that afghanistan could, once again become a foreign base from which terrorism could be exported to the united states. so it's been 20 years since 91120 years of the war on terror. we have many americans watching the commemorations that are happening and wondering, was it all worth it? did we achieve what we set out to achieve? did it all just go to waste? what we've been doing for the past 20 years or i,
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let's go to maria gas. do you have enough canister? senior correspondent, cobble at home, or the non 11 to tech said emotional, tragic chapter enough. history has been well documented. can you take us through america's war on terror and its consequences for africans? well, as for the consequences, over the past 20 minutes or so, we have seen numerous fireworks launched over cardboard. so somebody is perhaps celebrating america's tragedy here. and it just rubs it in, rubs that enough to everything that has happened after 20 years of war and what is being described this abject failure of united states policy here and united states objectives. here we have got to start. there are those who are celebrating 911 again. we have seen both both fireworks. also over the last several days, the taliban has announced the new government with, with many of the officials nominated by the taliban to lead this new slab mc
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emerett of, of got to stop. there were former guantanamo, it may set for one of them as well as other people who have bounties, who have american balances on their heads. many people more than a dozen at international terrorists, the tide about whose obvious she felt emboldened by military success, how quickly it took over the country. it has made no compromise in its its roaster, for the new government. so there was speculation that perhaps the taliban would include minorities would include women and it's new governments as a get a compromise to the west west and the bugs. no such thing. what we're seeing is a government that was in power. on the day before the us invaded, i did say these, the same organization though i must say, a different shade of taliban. we were here, we watched, and we filmed this,
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the last of american troops. pull that have capital airport and the tide bud celebrated long into the night. as for the united states, well, for them very little to celebrate. as i reported earlier, and 2001 began with, with the largest and pump invade of data, 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 talbot. 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
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fled to the end of the taliban. taliban leadership on the run. and now the question is how to handle that success? the, 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. and even they weren't ready for this . together with our allies, 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
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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 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 err left in history with more than 120000 people evacuated to safety. no nation, no nation has ever done anything like it in all the 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 width and backed government? where did all the money go? the united states sank more than
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a $100000000000.00 into rebuilding of gather stock for reference adjusted for inflation. that is more than the united states sped on the marshall plan to rebuild europe after world war 2. and the tragedy of it is that for a civilian the side from all the american weapons 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. in the
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i tell it now has more black hawk helicopters than 85 percent of the countries in the world. me and i just k still exist in our growing and afghan stand. and eventually they acquire these weapons. me ah, the we now have americans stuck in afghanistan. the taliban in charge. with most more weaponry they've
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ever had in the past. in a border that is, the taliban now controlled more of that country than it did before. the us invaded the new government the field with what dynamo, bay, inmates, and terrorists, medina, dean, who even have american bounties on their heads. what washington achieved was the absolute opposite of what it intended. 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. we've heard the same promise before 20 years ago when america was united,
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and when it thought that it could change the world when it thought it was invincible. and when the people believed a president's promise more, i'd gas div artie capable of cada's dot. we spoke to people in cobbled following the pentagon withdrawal and discovered how 20 years of occupation have taken that whole when i was at school, i said my targets in live, 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 lots of dentist, mr. malott. i still hope to regain some kind of normal live ago, but looks difficult. in 34 provinces of afghanistan, there was peace. 20 years ago, it was a war by the u. s. economic gain. we have won our freedom by sacrificing the blood of many people, the country's back contract. now, the americans came to ganeth stand because they wanted to exploit our resources. they brought their allies with them. for people like us became their slaves. and
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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. an employee of our company these days was an eye witness. back then to those around us attacks on $911.00. and remember that day with a ship, he run on the streets of new york city with his video camera after the 1st plane hit up for all these years, he's not been able to find the strength to watch what he filmed 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. i put on my skates and i by the time i got my skates on,
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that's one of the towers had fallen already and i was just so unbelievable. and so i, i ran outside and they were already crowds of people outside gathering. i just felt i needed to, i wanted to document that i wanted to to be able to to, sir, you know, and, and it's funny that because i did shoot some video and i couldn't look at it later . i never looked at it. i put it in a box and i just put it away. in the 1st thing i remember was a commercial airline. i 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
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saw the plume of smoke. that was what once was the towers and you looked at that and you just couldn't believe that that that skyline was gone. i think everybody was just in disbelief at the time. i remember the smell that came over the, the city. it was this horrible smell that smell like, i mean i don't, i can only describe it as metal and flesh and it was so strong that you can taste it in your mouth. and we were all wondering if we were going to get sick from this. the you know, doesn't seem like 20 years ago. all of a sudden and yeah, just you think you lose these emotions and,
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and they just seem to always sit there somewhere and they, when 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 put the name after name after name of people who died. and we saw their life stories on tv. and it was just never ending funeral in new york for a while. the media was constantly bombarding us days later with a message that we should live our lives. like normal to show that we beat this. but i was angry. wait
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power. excuse me. i was angry because the people saying that 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. we just never knew what was going to happen at that point. and i remember, you know, thinking i'm going to bring my son into the world. you know, what kind of world is this going to be? and, and that scared me. john burns, re living what he saw 1st hand. the $911.00 tragedy, of course, led immediately to the american war on terror. and the invasion of afghanistan. now, with us troops out of that country continues to scrutinize the heroic impact that campaigns had on the lives of civilians and soldiers alike. in
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a special series of reports called unheard voices. we tell you the stories of those directly affected by the long running conflict, including one of the men who went through the terrace of the guantanamo bay prison . the will use all tools at our disposal. they killed our children to united states was bringing people to the site. it was a pointless exercise of this is 53 year old mouse and beg lives in britain works for a prisoner rights organization. doesn't look like somebody who's lived through the experience of america's worst prison practices, but he knows about that all too well. i had to stop telling myself that i'm the father. that i, my son, i'm a husband, that i'm a human being. i started to pull myself what i had been told that i was, and that was my number 558, that was my number and on time i in
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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 line. i think it's quite clear to me at the united states response to the terrible acts of 911 was vengeance. the war on terror is not a police operation. it's a military operation. why they picked on me. it wasn't just me. they picked on everyone who knows. if anybody is prepared to hand you over to contact, to talk to you. you know,
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i live the pac sundays and the bill of rights and i'm my parents from boston a deal national. they handed me over to the americans without any legal possible for. i was held for a year in 2002 to 2003, and i saw 2 individuals beaten to death by american soldiers. these terrorists played by a whole set of different rules. it's going to force us in your words to get me dirty and master in order to take them. i will use all tools at our disposal. the boys a few bad apples. isolated incidents one by one. the terrorists are learning the meaning of american justice.
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to me, this place, i pity my what me and i did. states was doing that. they were bringing people to this torture sight afghans 40 afghans and abusing them outside of the rule of law, and then allowing some of them to go back home and they would go home and tell people what the americans did. by the time i got to guantanamo, i was begging to go to turn on because what i've seen a witness in the background was so destructive to this day. i haven't, i can't sleep. ah . several of us were sent to one tunnel including several taliban members, who now heads of various departments in the act and government were tortured. we were stripped, we were beaten with spat upon. we were humiliated photographs. this was taken
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during this period of time. they had a, they found a woman in the next room that led me to believe was my wife to be tortured. they waved with pictures of my children in front of me and asked me 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 try and confession that i was a member of al qaeda, which i was not. and this was, i'd say stand that i got it. i think i got it's better than a lot of the other prison. i me ah, so this is the handmade calendar that i made when i was in guantanamo. i thought that perhaps if i counted the days that it will be easier. but when the days turn 2 weeks and months, and then 2 years, i realized that it was just futile. when i received such letters from my children
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who are very young at the time, it's actually made it worse to look at the calendar and start the count down the days my children were growing up without me. and every day, without them, with a stab 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. once i caught the fish alive, and they redacted that because they said that has 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
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a chocolate. sometime maybe we can a dvd player and show me a film, lexus, humanity that i have never forgotten to this. and i think i left guantanamo not hating america because of those soldiers, me messages directly from some american soldiers who say that this has been a, a war that has destroyed us as individuals sold. i've spoken to told you 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
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has gone to the shop and unity types were destroyed. the united states produced a senate report on torture, but not a single person was ever bought for charges for these kind. recently, i gave evidence the international criminal court for their investigations of abuses by americans enough. they would investigate to the united states, the african national army, and the taliban. the only ones who responded by threatening the international court was the united states of america. they said that we will sanction all members of the international court. we will arrest any members of the icpc who come to the usa or elsewhere that want to investigate us. i think the united states of america needs to step back if it wants to help any of any assistance to the people. i've kinda gotten the position to negotiate those conditions. it has, it has been an aggressive the taliban already made gestures towards russia to its
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china, towards iran, to its pockets, dawn with indonesia, with the united 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 african people. it's no good. got in touch with a britain or america, you've really got to find a way for them all says and stories from people whose lives with forever changed by america's longest war and special series, unheard voice is on and on line. in fact, for more perspective on 911 and the aftermath had to r t dot com for analysis and opinion by those on the front lines. including a poignant account by a former marine corps, intelligence operative and 2 decades of lessons not learned. find it all at all if
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he don't. comp k here in moscow for now this saturday evening, the 11th of september, thanks for choosing opt. see this weekend. i'm calling bright. talk with your next update in half an hour. ah ah. the news i mention returns here we're going underground for 911 special coming up in the show on the 20th anniversary of atrocities in new york in washington d. c, which catalyzed mass ariel bombing of afghanistan. we.


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