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oh, the the, the the reports of injuries in france says rallies against kobe restrictions again turned violent with police responding with tear gas pepper spray and sung when i get 10 months said $25.00 days on this is america's legacy. their strong sabotaged equipment. a country brought up ruins. i'd steal it, control of the taliban, exactly 20 years after 911 and a war on terror to make the world safer. america instead sled afghan is done in disgrace and defeat. as all correspondent describes,
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the conflict failed to achieve its goals, but left behind the trail of destruction. marvel smell like, i mean i don't. i can only describe it as nettle and flesh. i was angry because excuse me. the pain of remembering the worst terror attack in modern times, the world commemorates the victims of $911.00. on this 20th anniversary, we can, we talk to those who suffered from the events, and this optima plus are in depth investigation, assesses the collateral damage at the war on terror through death, throat attacks and torture, we speak to former guantanamo detainees about the horrors inflicted on them again to goes on because what i've seen and what was so destructive to this day, i haven't gone to sleep.
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ah hello live for moscow. this is art international. it's just after one i am now sunday, the 12th of september. i'm calling bright, good, happy with this. we're gonna start with breaking news of some developments, getting some details in from iraq separate explosions of occurred in northern iraq near bill international airport. it's in, which is the capital of iraq's could stand region is thomas region. the key thing about this particular airport is that it's known to host us forces would have been there as part of a coalition force to deal with isis. conflicting report say that this particular drone attack was intercepted by admin solves, but that's not been confirmed. as i say, us troops have been stationed there, and this is an apple that come on the attack a number of times in recent months has no reports yet, or certainly no details as to whether there are any casualties. witnesses say that
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they heard at least 6 explosions from what could have been either a drone or a rocket attack. the international forces to the station there say come under attack a few times in recent months from malicious, she munitions, i believe that have had some links to iran and have been conducting attacks in order to try and get rid of those e o. s forces. if we get any more information on this, we're going to call some date you here on arte international onto headline news next then and in france, violence, again this saturday in paris, where protests against cobra restrictions. so clashes with riot police deploying ti gas as well as pepper spray. there's also been reports of injuries the ah
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was the end of the demonstration and its disposal. it became very tense, notably, really, st. paul, a real square. that was a theory of confrontations. please actively deploy guests and flesh grenades. now the situation is stabilized somewhat. as you can see, there are not many left on polar royal 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 him, protested, demonstrating against coven policies, which they consider an encroachment on freedoms. listen to some protested that i meant to speak to at the thought of the rolling. in a few days times, many will lose their job over covert passes. don't watch, i'm not rallying against vaccines, but against covert pulses. if i'm for freedom, all people must live as they see fit, make their own decisions, stop forcing them to do what they don't want to be reduced. what i don't like most is that no one's even asked our opinion. we have m p 's meant to represent us,
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but they're silent on on. we could hold a referendum. why does france so longer hold referendums early on. don't know what the concept couldn't be. many cool to come out and protest on september 11th, and because the pulse activists wanted to land a decisive blow today, felt the loose laid out the strategy. let's listen to yellow spells illusion was not done up. and i thought we called in everyone to come out in paris to force the government to refuse this and to freedom on cobra classes. we think it totally contradicts the 1789 declaration of the rights of man and of the citizen. it contradicts republican principles and freedom and equality. we call no french people to come to paris to show the man mccrory that when not a minority, you will see us in paris, the seat of decision making, authorities and mass media headquarters. they will see that many against covert pauses, called but sunny day supplemental. today in paris,
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full rallies were organized. and even despite the fact the protest as a spread across the city and wanted to standard one, press the government, which is refusing to budge. olivier baron permits a very hard to respond to medical workers who don't want to get vaccinated. you can see that the day ended like this home with and baton. well, there's a point in weekend across america, of course, saturday being 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, haven't heard from arte kind of more than about the commemorations in new york as well as from what i guess df and the afghan capital campbell hello post. here from a is a sullen day for the whole of america or a new york city in particular. can you describe a little of the atmosphere in the last few hours? it's been a morning of grief and commemoration. we've heard from elected officials in the
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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 $911.00 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 ideals, we saw a national unity been. we learn that unit is the one thing that must never break
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use what makes us who we are. america is 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 down saying that the, the aspirations of the united states and 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 are saying, president biden said that he wanted to take this afghanistan also play for future pros. he's done the exact opposite for the next 20 years. american presidents will be dealing with this catastrophe and dana, stan, we call upon most somberly the resignation of this president joe
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biden build the case, start doing the work and figure out how to get this done and impeach joe biden job by, 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 let's go to marine gas, do you have enough chemistry senior, corresponding campbell at home or on the 911 attacks that emotion of tragic chapter in africa and history has been well documented. can you take us through america's
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war on terror and consequences for africans? well, as for the consequences, over the past 20 minutes or so, we have seen numerous fireworks launched over cardboard soon. somebody is pap, 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. united states objectives here we have got to start. there are those who are celebrating 911 again . we have seen multiple fireworks. also over the last several days. the taliban has announced government with, with many of the officials nominated by the taliban to lead this new slab mc emory of got to stop. there were former guantanamo inmates there for what autumn inmates
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as well as other people who have bounties, who have american diabetes on their heads. many people more than a dozen and international terrorists, the tide about has obviously felt emboldened by its military success. how quickly it 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 tide of bad would include minorities would include women and it's new governments as a get a compromise to the west west of the month. no such thing. what we're seeing is a government that was in power. on the day before the u. s. invaded i, they say the, the same organization though i must say, a different shade of tyler. but we were here, we watched, and we filmed this, the last of american troops pulled out of capital airport. and the tide of bud celebrated. log into the night. as for the united states, well,
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for them very little to celebrate. as i reported earlier in 2001 began with, with rochester and pub, invade of gather 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 brought to ruin 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 3 or 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
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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 got to start, 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 end america as longest war, and it's time to end forever. war the americas proudest movement of the afghan war wasn't supposed to be
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a humiliating evacuation and the guns of the taliban. but it was, there is absolutely nothing else to celebrate. the united states ended 20 years of war and i 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 have the capacity in the will and believe you to do it. and we did it today . where was the afghan army? where was the width 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 sped on the marshall plan to rebuild
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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, this 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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fatality and 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 janet stand and eventually they acquire me. ah, ah, the we now have americans stuck in afghanistan, the taliban in charge with more more weaponry. and they've ever had in the past. and a border that has the taliban now controlled more of the country than it did before
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. 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. 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. 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,
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i'd gazda if archie couple of got his dot among those who watched those awful events unfold, 1st hand on 911 is 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 hit 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 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
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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 later. i, 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 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 sky line was gone. and i think everybody was just in disbelief at that time. i remember the smell that
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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 could taste it in your mouth. and we were all wondering if we were going to get 6 on this . the side 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,
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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 bardeen 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 howard, excuse me. i was angry because of people saying were in big white houses a lot of security and they were saying,
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till go we have 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 3 living what he saw 1st hand, the 911 tragedy, of course, led to america's war on terror and the invasion of afghanistan. and now with us troops out of that country continues to scrutinize the risk impact the campaign 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 at guantanamo bay prison camp . the will use all tools at our disposal
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and killed our children to united states was bringing people to torture side. it was a pointless exercise. 53 year old mouth and beg lives in britain works for a prisoner rights organization and doesn't look like somebody who's live the experience of america, the worst prison practices. but he does know all about it all too. well. i stopped 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 gone to the in the room in may 2000. 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
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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 non 11th 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 prepared to hand you over to contact to talk to you. i look through the pakistani the enemy overwrite, and i'm my terrorist and i'm a deal national. they handed me over to the americans without any legal possible for me. i
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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. kids going to force us in your words to get mean 30 nasty 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. to me this place a pit, am i what united states was doing, honest that they were bringing people to this torture site afghans,
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40 afghan 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 montana. and because what i've seen and witnessed in the 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 various departments in the government were tortured. we were stripped, we were beaten, was spat upon. we were humiliated photographs. this was taken during this period of time. they had a sound, a woman in the next room that led me to believe was my wife being tortured away with the picture of my children in front of me and asked me where do you think they are now, what do you think happened through the night and took your way and of course what
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they wanted me to do was to try and a confession that i was a member of al qaeda, which i was not. and this was, i'd say stand it, i got it. i think i got it better than a lot of the other prison. ah, ah, 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 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,
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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 information. sometime basically 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
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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. so spoken to told me that they cannot sleep at night. so i am in no doubt about the, the effect 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 were destroyed. the united states produced a senate report on torture, but not a single person was ever bought for charges for these war crimes. recently i gave
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evidence the international criminal court for their investigations of abuses by americans, and they will investigate to be like states, the national army and the taliban. the only ones who responded by threatening the international criminal court will be 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 of that kind of stuff. it's got in a position to negotiate those conditions. it has, it has been an aggressor. the taliban already made gestures to it's russia to it's china to it's the wrong to it's pakistan with indonesia would be like states and britain in particular. i think they're feeling very upset.


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