i think over the world, i think next time i play rest, thanks for being i cause a report. it really going to be here, man. all right, not going to do it for this additional report with may max guys are and stacey herbert want to thank. i guess dr. michael hudson till next time via the me the reports of injuries him from says rallies against coded restrictions to violence with the use of tear gas pepper spray and stung grenades. give head months. 25 days on the beach is america's legacy. they're stronger than sabotaged equipment . a country abroad to avoid a steel and control of the tyler by exactly 20 years after 911 and the war on terror to make the world safe of america instead fled up got to stand in disgrace and defeat was all correspondent describes the conflict failed to achieve its goals
that left behind the trail of destruction. barble smell that. no, 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, the world commemorates the victims of 911. on the 20th anniversary, we talk to those who suffered from the event and its aftermath. plus in our in depth investigation and such as the collateral damage of the war on terror through death. drone is attacks and torture. 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 background was so destructive to this day. i haven't, i can't sleep. ah,
ah! good evening from oscar this saturday september the 11th 2021. you are watching artsy international with me, a colleague bright before we get onto the poignancy of the day and violence again this saturday in paris to tell you about 1st further protests against coven restrictions. so clashes with ride police deploy tear gas and pepper spray and reports of injuries the ah . 6 said so many towards the end of the demonstration and it's disposal. it became very tense now. it's really, really st. paul, a real square that with theory confrontations. please actively deployed guests and
1st grenades. now the situation is stabilized somewhat. as you can see, there are not many left on poly rail square in front of the state council building, but there is a huge number of police just a few minutes ago. it was impossible to breathe here. before that, the rally was the come, no serious uses. a 4th to the demonstrating against coven pulses, which they consider an encroachment on freedoms. today in paris, who rallies were organized, and even despite the fact that protest as a spread across the city, they wanted the standard one press the government, which is refusing to budge, olivia, and promise a very hard to respond to medical workers who don't want to get bags and they did, you can see that the day ended like this home. it and passed on the ready ended nothing more like saturday of course, march 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. kevin, over and head from art,
is kind of morphing. he's keeping an eye on across commemorations in new york for us as well as more i guess, dance and the african capital cobble tele 1st here from a sullen day for the whole of america or 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 family, is 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 $911.00 events, they called for unity. it is my hope and prayer that we continue to honor their
unity by strengthening our common bond by strengthening our global partnerships. and by always living out our highest ideals, we saw a national unity been and we learned that unit is the one thing that must never break use. what makes us who we are america has 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 in afghan us, dan, saying that the, the aspirations of the united states, what they wage the war on terror for, has been abandoned and betrayed quite harsh words. here's what joe biden's critics
among the republican party are saying. present biden said that he wanted to take this afghanistan to play for future prose since he's done the exact opposite for the next 20 years. american presidents will be dealing with this catastrophe and ask dana, stan, we call upon most somberly the resignation of this president joe biden billed the case to start doing the work and figure out how to get this done and impeached joe, by the joe by, deserves to be in page 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, let's go to marine gas, do you have enough canister, senior, corresponding campbell at home or on the 911 attacks that emotion. a tragic chapter enough, history has been well documented. can you take it 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 pap, celebrating america's tragedy here, and it just rubs it in. rob, said it after everything that has happened after 20 years of war and what is being described this abject failure of united states policy here. united states objectives here would have got to start. there are those who are celebrating 911
again. we have seen multiple fly works also over the last several days, the taliban has announced the new government with, with many of the officials nominated by the taliban to leave this new slab mc emory of got to stop. there will form a guantanamo. it may set for autumn inmates as well as other people who have bounties, who have american dieties on their heads. many people more than a dozen at international terrorists, the tide about his obviously foes emboldened by military success. how quickly i took over the country. it has made no compromise in its it's roaster for the new government. so there was speculation that perhaps the type of bad would include minorities would include women and it's new governments as i get a quote from us to the west, west and above. no such thing. what we're seeing is a government that was in power. on the day before the us invaded i,
they have the same organization though i must say, a different shape of taliban. we were here, we watched, and we filmed this 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 pub, invade of the 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. a country bought a ruined steel and 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 with 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 with 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 were 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 end america, longest war, and it's 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 there is absolutely nothing else to celebrate. the united states ended 20 years of war in afghanistan. the longest war in american history. we completed one of the biggest air left 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 and 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 backed government? where did all the money go? the united states sank more than a $100000000000.00 into 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 a civilian the side from all the american weapons of 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 the hospital from twisted contractors and corrupt leaders, again, this dawn could 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.
the we now have americans get out again. the taliban in charge with most more weaponry than they've ever had. and a border that is doing. the taliban now controls more of the 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 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 gaz if artsy couple of cada's dot or the latest edition about he's going underground, gets reaction from the taliban spokes, person to western leaders, boasting about their achievements in his country. i have to ask, what's it like now talking for the taliban government? i know that boris johnston here in london said britain. western forces should be proud of the legacy in afghanistan. what did like to be the spokesperson of the new afghan government? how one should be prouder or vision of other
reserves. every one say that other countries will we will say proud. it is not an actual we crowder like we have done because what we did, it was part of the liberation up or 30 or ending ation. michigan. that, that, or i saw this house action or not, there are other countries the other call really do this hundreds of 1000 k kind of people. and now we are all right. got a proud of this. so i think there is among those who watch those awful events unfold 1st handled $911.00 is now
a current employee who remembers that day with a shiver. john burns run onto the streets of new york city with his video camera after the 1st plane head. but for all these years, since 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, 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 did shoot some video and i couldn't look at it later . i, i never looked at it. i put it in a box and i just put it away. i read 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 saw this 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 it's hard doesn't seem like 20 years ago. all of a sudden and yeah, just you think you lose these emotions and, 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 no 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 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 power. excuse me. i was angry because of people saying we're in big white houses for lot of security. and they were saying to go with our lives and we had to walk around and we are afraid to go and you know,
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. do you know what kind of world is going to be? and, and that scared me. john burns really big, what he saw 1st hands, the 911 tragedy, of course, let immediately to the american war on terror and that invasion of afghanistan. and now with us troops out of the country, all t continues to scrutinize the heroic impact that campaigns had on the lives of not any civilians, but also 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 terrace of the guantanamo bay prison . the will use all tools at our disposal, killed our children, so united states was bringing people to watch a site. it was
a pointless exercise. 53 year old mo awesome bag lives in britain works for prisoner rights organization and doesn't look like somebody who's lived the experience of america's worst prison practices. but he does know about that all too well. i 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 and going 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 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 on me. it wasn't just me. they picked on everyone. you know, who knows? if anybody's prepared to hand you over to conflict, of course, you know, i live the pakistani the enemy overwrite, and i'm my parents and i'm a deal national. they had to deal with the americans without any legal possible for me with i was held there for a year in 2002,
2003. and i saw 2 individuals beaten to death by american soldiers. 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 so. i always 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 in afghanistan. 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 guantanamo because what i've seen and witnessed in background was so destructive to this day i haven't, i can't sleep. oh, i. ready several of us was sent to one tunnel including several taliban members, who now heads of the 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 chance to a woman in the next room that led me to believe with my wife being tortured a wave picture of my children in front of me and asked me where do you think they are now, what do you think happens when you took your and of course what they wanted me to do was sign a confession that i was a member of al qaeda,
which i was not. and this is, i'd say send it, i got it. i think i got it better than a lot of the other prison. i me, i so this is a handmade calendar that i made when i was in tunnel. 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 who are very young at the time, it's actually made it worse to look at the calendar and start the count. on 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 official life. and they redacted that because they said that has numbers in a 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 next week, and a dvd player and show me a film, lexus, humanity that i have never forgotten to despair. 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. soldiers, i've 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 kind. 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 international criminal court was the 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 us. i think the united states of america needs to step back if it wants to help any of any assistance to the people who understand it's got in a position to negotiate those conditions. it has, it has been an aggressor. the taliban already made gestures towards russia to its china, to it's the wrong to it's passed on to within an easier would be like states and britain in particular. i think the feeling very upset because this is a defeat. it's a military defeat. however, you want to look at it and people who bliss 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 such with britain or america you've really got to find a way forward. we've got plenty more. first hand stories from people whose lives were forever changed by america longest war and special series, unheard voices here on there. and also you can find them all online. okay, here in moscow for now this saturday evening is the 11th of september, draws to a close here. anyway, thanks for choosing all this weekend on calling bright light. we do next updated just and a half and i me, the ah, the.