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the, the, the, the, the, the reports of injuries in france says rallies against coven restrictions turned violent. the police are responding with tear gas, pepper spray, and stun grenade changes, head months and $25.00 days on. which is america's legacy board. the sabotaged equipment because we bought a ruined steel in control of the taliban. exactly 20 years after 911 and the start of its subsequent war on terror, america has fled to afghanistan in disgrace and defeat. as our correspondent
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describes, the conflict failed to achieve its goals. but left behind a trail of destruction. horrible smell that snow like i mean, i don't, i can only describe it as nettle and flesh. i was angry because excuse me. remembering the worst terror attack in modern history, the world commemorates the victims of $911.00. on this 20th anniversary, we've talked to those who suffered during this tragedy, and it's after plus are in depth investigation. assess, is the collateral damage of the war on terror covering the killings. drone attacks and instances of torture. we speak to former guantanamo detainees, about the horrors inflicted on them. and i was begging to go to the tunnel because what i've seen this was so destructive to this day,
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i have an icon to sleep. ah, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it's time for our international. i am your host donald quarter. welcome to the program. now we start with breaking news. this, our several explosions have been reported near an international airport in northern iraq that serves as a base for operations for us troops. the blasts believed to have been the result of a drone or rocket attack occurred in the city of or beale capitol of kurdistan, region local government and us coalition sources have suspected it was a drone attack, while no casualties have been reported. the area was previously attacked this year by shiite militia forces, and of course, will bring you the latest developments as we get our hands on them. now we go to
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paris, where violent protests against covey restrictions have once again erupt it on saturday, right? police deployed tear gas and pepper spray while injuries have been reported. the ah was the end of the demonstration and its disposal. it became very tense, notably, i'm really st. paul, a real square. that was 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 polaroid, l 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, protested demonstrating against coven pulses,
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which they consider an encroachment on freedoms. listen to some protested that i manage to speak to thoughts of the rally. in a few days times, many will lose their job over covert passes. don't watch, i'm not rallying against vaccines, but against cove it passes. if i'm for freedom, all people must live as they see fit, make their own decisions to 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, but they're silent on on. we could hold a referendum. why does france so longer hold referendums early on. don't know what kind of they've been many calls to come out and protest on september 11th. and because the pos activists wanted to land, a decisive blow today, felt the loose laid out the strategy. let's listen to your spouse's. not sound up. and i thought we called in everyone to come out in paris to force the government to refuse this and to freedom lorne. cobit pulses would think it totally contradicts
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the $1789.00 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 manner 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, sunny day supper. most of today in paris for rallies will organize. and even despite the fact the protest as a spread across the city and wanted to stand as one for the government which is refusing to budge, olivia 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 baton well, a melancholy weekend across the united states and a date forever etched on the minds of americans. on september 11th, 20 years ago, the worst terror attack in modern history took place when hijacked us passenger
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planes were flown into the twin towers of the world trade center in new york city. almost 3000 people were killed. and kevin, no one heard from r t caleb moore about the commemorations in new york, as well as from more ad gasdio than the afghan capital capital of couple. first year from a as 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 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
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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 bond by strengthening our global partnership. 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. unity is what makes us who we are america as 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 the situation in afghanistan, saying that the,
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the aspirations of the united states and 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. you're saying president biden said that he wanted to take this afghanistan ultra play for future presidents. he's done the exact opposite for the next 20 years. american president 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, start doing the work and figure out how to get this done and impeach joe biden. joe biden 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
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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 more, i guess they have enough canister, senior, corresponding campbell at home or the non 11 to tech said emotional, 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, rubs that enough to everything that has happened after 20 years of war and what is being described as abject failure of united states policy here and united states
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objectives. here. we 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 lead this new slab mc emerett of, of got to start level former guantanamo may. it may set for inmates as well as other people who have bounties, who have american balances on their heads. many people more than a dozen and international terrorists, the tide about who's obviously false emboldened, but 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
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new governments as i get a compromise 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 said, is the same organization though i must say, a different shade. but we weren't here. we watched and we filmed this. the last of american troops pulled out of capital airport and the tide bud celebrated. log 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. 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, which is america's legacy. they're stored and sabotaged equipment. i country bought
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a ruined and steeled 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 there was progress that america could win for you with a ton of on the taliban fled to the end of the taliban. taliban leadership on the run. and now the question is, how do you handle that success? the with 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 this . together with our allies, we will complete our mission. there,
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by the end of this year, i announced a timeline for drawing down our forces. we are working to finally end americas longest war. it 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 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 just safety. no
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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 west and backed government? where did all the money go? the united states sunk more than a $100000000000.00 in the rebuilding of gather stock for reference, adjusted for inflation. that is more than 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 hospitals from twisted contractors and corrupt leaders again, it's dawn can arguably be called the largest money laundering operation in human
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history. the united states is also committed to playing a leading role in the reconstruction of afghanistan. ah, in i tell him in now has more black hawk helicopters and 85 percent of countries in the world. me and i just still exist in our growing gamut stand and eventually they acquire
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me. ah, the, we now have americans stuck in africa in the town that in charge with most more weaponry they've ever had in the past and a border that is, the taliban now controlled more of the country than it did before. the us invaded its 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 a capital airport during the evacuation epitomized the afghan war, a senseless act, devoid of reason, which needless,
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he 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 when it thought it was invincible. and when the people believed a president's promise more, i guess the of the couple of cada's thought among those who watched those awful events unfold 1st hand on on 911 is a current r t employee who remembers that day with a shiver. john burns ran onto the streets of new york city with his video camera after the 1st plane hit. but for all those years, he has not been able to watch that footage that he filmed until the day of our interview with him. the.
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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 this one of the towers had fall and 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. and the 1st thing i remember was a commercial airliner had flown overhead and
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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. and i think everybody was just in disbelief at that 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 could taste it in your mouth. and we were all wondering if we were going to get sick from
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this. the side, you know, 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 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 a while. the media was constantly bardeen us days later with
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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 were in big white houses for 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 time 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,
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there reliving what he saw 1st hand, the 911 tragedy led to america's war on terror and its invasion of afghanistan. and now with us troops out of that country, our t continues to scrutinize the heretic impact the campaign had, and 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 camp. the will use all tools at our disposal, killed our children to united states will bring people to your site. it was a pointless exercise. 53 year old mal awesome beg lives in britain works for a prisoner rights organization and does not look like he's lived the experience of america's worst prison practices. but he knows that all too well. i had to
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stop telling myself that i'm the father, that i am my 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 gone to the in the room 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 further. tortured with us. are you with the enemy? there is no in between and that doctor still stay on the line. i
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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 from 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. you know, i look back to the enemy, overwrite, and i'm my parents and i'm a deal national. they handed me over to the americans without any legal principle. ah ah, i was held for a year in 2002 to 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 mean 30
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and 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, i pity my what united states was doing in afghanistan. 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 guantanamo because what i've seen and witnessed in the background was so destructive to this day i haven't, i can't sleep. oh,
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i use several of us was sent to one cannibal, including several taliban members. who now heads of various departments in the act of government. what torture. we were stripped, we were beaten and spat upon. we were humiliated photographs and this was taken during this period of time they had a sound, a woman in the next room that led me to believe with my wife being tortured. they weighed with a picture of my children in front of me and asked me where do you think they are now, what do you think happens 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, stand that 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 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 pending 2 weeks and months, and then 2 years, i realize 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 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
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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 is with several of the american soldiers who would bring me little snippets of inclination sometime next week in a chocolate. sometime maybe we can a dvd player and show me a film. did lots of humanity that i have never forgotten to do that. 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 this has been a, a war that has destroyed us as individuals. soldiers,
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i've 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 individual, but on the nation as a whole of whom the soldiers are representative. me has gone to the shop and unity types were destroyed. the united states produced a senate to report on torture, but not a single person was bought for charges for these crimes. recently, i gave evidence international criminal court for their investigations of abuses by americans. enough. they were investigating the united states, the national 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 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
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of america needs to step back if it wants to help any of 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 to russia towards china to it's the wrong to it's pakistan within an easier would be like 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 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, it's no good. got a sense of what the britain or america you've really got to find a way for.

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