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for a offshore assets of hundreds of the world's most powerful and richest people are revealed in the biggest ever leak of such data called the pandora papers. and while it confirms us as a top global tax haven, no well known american people or firms are mentioned despite president by these pledge to climb down on tax evasion. also, at least 12 people are reportedly pilled and more than 30 wounded and blasted cobble. the 2nd biggest mosque telephone says it has detained 3 people, allegedly responsible party in our review of the week. it was just ordinary disaster. if we didn't have a president, there was so adult. you all would be fired. i don't think anyone can trust anything
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. this prison says, but it, us lawmakers lambaste president biden, and his top brass over what some in congress called washington's humiliating withdrawal from afghanistan. we asked though, whether the whole afghan campaign might be a bigger failure than just the pull out itself. and the bombshell report alleges the cia planned to conduct or assassinate wiki leaks at founder julian assange with former agency chief. my mom, pale at the center of the plot ah, broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow. recapping, weeks top stories with our weekly program. this is our to international. now there are fresh revelations on the hidden tanks, haven assets of global billionaires world leaders and public officials in the
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largest ever leak of offshore data called the pandora papers. earlier my colleague collin bray discussed the expos a with correspondent, don quarter clean. no. all 12000000 documents and won't go good news for you. yeah, but you'd expect them to open with a blog post a move anything explosive in it? right. well, people definitely were anticipating something as big as what happened in 2016 when the panama papers were released. but actually, this one hasn't made as much noise. the guardian sure had a quick bady picture of vladimir putin's face right at the front of its article. even though in the pandora papers vladimir putin was not even named as so that's a bit a bit interesting. but the investigation primarily deals with more or less obscure people. i mean, we have some examples being the king of jordan. so offshore properties, personal properties, the purchase of several theaters by the general director of russia's channel one he was said to have been a silent partner in this operation. but he's already commented publicly that he
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hasn't concealed anything about his business dealings in connection to this. one higher profile mentioned though, the ukranian president vladimir zalinski in 2019 he was elected and most in large part on his platform of promising to rid the country of corruption. and ukraine is notoriously, hasn't a problem with corruption. and according to this investigation, he actually transferred 25 percent of his stake in a foreign at an offshore company to his personal friend who is now the top presidential advisor. so, so far he hasn't commented on that seems a little bit shady, but no confirmations. usually when we think of tax havens right, i mean, you think of maybe a financial center like hong kong or some sort of obscure caribbean island. but the pandora papers actually paint a very different picture there, showing that they, they actually revealed that south dakota has become the new hot spot for tens of millions of dollars that used to be in offshore accounts in the caribbean and europe. and this is despite of jo biden's promise to no combat corruption. earlier
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this year. to thee, i'm issued a national security study memorandum of the fight against corruption to establish come and corruption as a core us national security interest. the united states will lead by example, and in partnership with allies, civil society and in the private sector to fire this courage of corruption. and in fact, delaware, were mister biden, hales from i've got some pretty good, the tax breaks for companies, them they. so if his big platform is to deal with tax evasion, as many leaders do where the americans on this list, well, that's a good question. they're basically not there. i mean, we hear report after report obviously about like a lot of american businessman and big corporate corporate owners of 8 avoiding. busy taxes, and yet this report for some reason only mentions a couple of very obscure american billionaires that i personally never heard of. and so yeah, the, the big question is, you know, where are all the big american names? i mean, what about the richest man in the world?
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jeff bezos, his company, amazon paid 0 dollars and 0 cents and federal income tax. not just in 2020, but also in 20182017. you on musk page. also 0 dollars and 0 cents. and federal income tax in 2018 donald trump paid $750.00 back in 2017. so it seems a bit fishy, that there are, there might be nothing important or a value to mention about these offshore assets. now we also did hear from whistleblower, edward snowden. he let out a tweet today about this the these, the report on the sleek. so let's nicholas the humorous side of this very serious story. is that even after 2 apocalyptic offshore finance law firm leaks? those industries are still compiling vast databases of ruin and still secure them with a posted note mark, do not leak hats off to the source. this is just the beginning of these sir reports, and these leaks about these pandora papers. more of them are promised for the coming weeks. so we're gonna have to keep an eye out for them. economist and author,
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richard wolf says that many of those promising to get rid of corruption are actually deeply involved in there's a lot of hand wringing there's a lot of a promises. but one thing you can take away even from these early documents, is that many of the political leaders who come in the office promising to do away with corruption, are themselves, are knee deep in that kind of corruption. look, you don't have to hide your wealth. if there's nothing to be hidden out of the 20 top places in the world to hide wealth, the united states accounts for 17, out of the 20 states rewriting their laws so that. d you can legally move the money in and out and thereby hide it because they pass
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a law which denies other countries the right to find out about this information. the very thing that the united states criticized switzerland in the past for it is now doing. the real lesson here is if you will allow the distribution of wealth and income to be as only equal as it now is in the world today. you create the incentive and the means for those at the top to continue to accumulate from one generation to another. under afghanistan now, where the death toll from a blast at a major mosque has risen to 12 more than 30 others were wounded in the incident in the capitol couple or his senior correspondent, what i've got to have caught the explosion and reports from the city. we had the blast clot, clearly even at this distance 4 kilometers till it got mosque where the explosion
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took place. and it was evidently a powerful blast by the, by the sound that it made even, even at that distance. also, it is not surprising that the number of casualties is being revised upwards. that is the patent of these things. usually, the 1st count that we hear is on the low side of things. 3 people, the taliban says have been arrested in connection with this blas. it is unclear but organization they belong to or what their role in this explosion must. but according to unconfirmed reports at the time of the blas those a funeral underway at the most, the funeral of the mother recently deceased mother of the taliban se spokespersons a beulah maggio head. so perhaps it may have been isis. it's usually eas, them who, who claim responsibility in these latest attacks that have been happening all over
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all over afghanistan, especially here in couple of we regularly here and read about fire fights, raids carried out by the taliban. them trying to track down crackdown and isis k cells here. and i've got to saw the 2 organizations have been at war for years now . and the taliban is evidently trying to solidify it control over of got to start. there was also another attack yesterday that has been attributed by locals to isis k, whereby they say that of the terrorists drove by, ah taliban taliban members and began firing at them in a drive by attacking the in a vehicle attack were where 4 people were killed and another attack, another part of, of canister an attack on a taliban convoy, which has also been attributed to isis at 17 people was said to have been killed in that so suddenly violence, the spot, the end of the afghan war,
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the pull out of american and allied troops, violence here in afghanistan hasn't abated and winding it back a bit. this week saw tough talks in the us congress as lawmakers lashed out at joe biden. and his military commanders over the afghanistan withdrawal. humiliating is just one of the ways the plot has been described. the president said, none of his commanders said that he should keep troops in afghanistan was out of boston by the president. i just remember you do not have a duty to cover for the president, but he's not telling the truth. i've given him my judgment on it. now we think we all know it was a false faith. i have been frustrated by the lack of someone in charge on the biggest national security fiasco in a generation. there has been 0 accountability, no responsibility from anybody. we have poured cash and blood and credibility into a ghani government. that was a mirage. it fell immediately. we were buying into the big lot,
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the big law that this, that this was ever going to be successful near. here's the thing. there's only 3 possibilities here. either the president lie to the american people, or he legitimately cannot remember the counsel of his top military advisors in winding down the longest war in american history or you have not been fully accurate under oath. we didn't have a president that was so adult. you all would be fired, but it is not just the pull out that has been attack the entire afghan campaign is now coming in for increasing criticism. is our team kill him up in comments? a testimony before congress was dancing. not only was the pull out of afghanistan fiasco, but the campaign failed to achieve its primary aim. it was an extraordinary disaster . it will go down in history, is one of the greatest failures of american leadership. we have 0 presence in afghanistan. it could be as little as 12 months before al kato will use afghanistan as a base conduct as
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a base to conduct air strikes or strikes against the united states. frankly, after this debacle of withdrawal, i don't think any one can trust anything. this president says about afghanistan. we need to consider some uncomfortable truths that we did not fully comprehend. the depth of corruption and poor leadership in their senior ranks. that we did not grass the damaging effect. the frequent and unexplained rotations by president ghani of his commanders. and that we fail to fully draft what there was only so much for which and for home. many of the afghan forces would fight. so after an entire war aimed to eliminate a terrorist threat to america, that threat could now be worse to real possibility in the not too distant future, 612182436 months that time the time frame for re constitutional kite are isis terrorist organizations seek ungoverned spaces so that they can train and equip and thrive. and there is clearly a possibility that that can happen. here are going forward. afghanistan in effect
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now has become an entire terrorist state taliban, even though they may think that they're trying to govern that place itself to slit and already we're seen isis attacking caliber on. and there's no guarantee them that taliban can ensure that attacks will not be planned. and launched from that from afghanistan, thought there were more revelations in the testimony, apparently behind closed doors. the biden administration was more divided on afghanistan. i think a while we is conceivable that you could stay there. my view was that you would have had to deploy more forces in order to protect ourselves and accomplish any mission that we would have been assign. it appears that the department of defense was not fully on board with pulling out of afghanistan. and they are arguing for maintaining some presence in the country. my view was that we needed to maintain
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about 2500. and we also needed to work with our coalition partners. we had about 6000 troops and there nato and other core countries that would, that would remain there. this flies in the face of the biden administration's claim that pulling out was the unanimous decision. it's unclear what would really change if the united states stayed in the country. it has been 20 years after all, and the security situation in afghanistan has not improved. so maybe the mistake wasn't pulling out in 2021, but rather going in in 2001. now that's a discussion you won't hear on capitol hill, but it's probably taking place in many american minds for officials on capitol hill to attribute that. so way to the somewhat chaotic withdrawal from afghanistan is completely absurd. if the u. s. officials had dealt with these crime on september the 11th as what they were and found out who was responsible and
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brought them to justice. and, you know, this would have been, you know, at this point something that just something that happened 20 years ago. that was dealt with instead, they used september the 11th as a pretext for 20 years of war. what the so called war on terror was doing was few of a tech terrorism. and the just armed resistance in country after country the united states has, has actually increased risk of terrorism. meanwhile, human rights groups are fuming over a decision by the international criminal court to resume a prob, into war crimes in afghanistan, but to no longer look at allegations of american atrocities. there instead focus will be exclusively on the taliban and isis k. i have therefore decided to focus
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my offices investigations, enough gun histone on crimes, allegedly committed by the taliban and the islamic state chorus on province. on to d. prioritize other aspects of this investigation. the prosecutors telling war criminals around the world that the u. s. playbook of delay and intimidation works . it also validates one of the cool criticisms of the i see, see that it only takes action against politically weaker individuals or nations while giving western powers a pass by d. prioritizing investigating us and for the afghan national security forces, the i c. c prosecutor. it's shamefully hunting and get out of jail free card. now the tribunal was set up in 2002 as a court that could only intervene if the perpetrators of war crimes could not be brought to justice by our country's authorities. it's spent more than a decade investigating more crimes by all sides in afghanistan. but the u. s. imposed sanctions on 2 officials from the court after it started
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a probe into alleged us atrocities the i. c. c decision is particularly disturbing for rights organizations as it comes in the wake of august. disastrous drawn strike by the pentagon on cobble which killed 10 civilians, including 7 children, that, oh, it last month, a pentagon prob admitted the drone attack was a tragic mistake and offered an apology. it back tracked on the target. it had initially claimed was linked to isis k, saying it was unlikely, it actually posed any threat to washington's pull out from afghanistan. relatives of the victims save us officials,
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responsible for the attack must be brought to justice. osmotica deloney last i will keep demanding that each person who has committed a crime here must be convicted and punished with the due process of law. it's unfair if a person commits a crime and then a different person is brought to court to answer, the criminal must be punished, no scapegoats. if americans committed a crime, they must be brought to justice. they should be held to account. americans attacked our house, not the taliban. how the taliban will answer for this attack is a logical former ca, boss, it might. pompei was implicated in reports. the agency plans to murder jolena sash . mr. in much more after break. this is our to international ah ah
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ah so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy confrontation, let it be an arms race is on offense. very dramatic development only personally and getting to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successful, very critical time time to sit down and talk
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with ah, i walked back. this is our to international. now it has been revealed that the cia plotted to abduct or assassinate with leaks of founder julian assange. when he was in the ecuadorian embassy in london a while back now, the us media report was based on statements from 30 former us officials and centered on my palm pail. while he was the cia director during trump's presidency. pompeo denies the accusations, and indeed wants action taken against the people who made the claims or they should all be prosecuted for speaking about classified activity inside the central intelligence agency. maybe they didn't, maybe as a cap, just made it up. but you should, i take seriously my responsibilities to protect that information. this can be seen as pompoms confirmation of the assange kit,
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not all kill story. why else would you want to prosecute those sources? speaking about classified activity, kidnap ariel man, hunt and shootout with russian spies and central london. a new james bond movie. not exactly. in fact, these are the highlights from a reported cia secret plan to silence the journalist already revealed american for dirty secrets. location, london, the year 2017 starting julian, a sorry man of interest. heidi ecuadorian embassy might compare, then c, i achieve evil mastermind behind the operation. the russkies. the essential ingredient for any good spice dory. down the cia with break every possible law to silence independent journalist. stay tuned. the upcoming details may surprise you. we are working chapter one,
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assassination. my compare wanted the cia to be create instructors, subordinates not to self censor themselves. when it comes to dealing wiki links, sometimes, oh tricks work best they might have thought and came up with a good old assassination clones, detailed sketches options on how to murder sounds, reportedly with disgust in the whiteness on the highest possible level. why would a cia chief plots of the killing of an independent journalist? well, it was an act of personal vendetta. back in march 2017, the newly appointed cia chief found himself in a very difficult position. when wikileaks released top secret cia papers, they were completely detached from reality because they were so embarrassed about vault 7. they were seen blood chapter to kidnapping. but somebody in the white house might have thought paid, no killings where
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a civilized nation that's kidnapped this journalist and sentenced him to death by american law. the plan was simply break into the embassy drag assange out and bring him to where we want one small issue. the u. s. justice department failed to keep up with cia fantasies. they were still processing the case and didn't file charges against the wiki leagues founder. so the cia was doing to kidnap a foreign citizen from the capital of washington's closest ally with no legal basis tool. a perfect master black deed. you could possibly spoil the fun russians of course, chapter 3, fighting russians. what if vladimir putin intelligence gets there? first of dumps a sound and then flies him to moscow. that's a possibility. the paranoid ca offices thought brace yourself, the plans accounts of russians may just blow your mind. the cia left nothing to
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chance. besides gets into the car with the russian operatives. a cia initiates a car crash with the russian diplomatic vehicle. god knows how many other londoners collateral damage is. they say, assange gets on the plane. the cia blocks it on the runway by shooting its tires, as well as anything. and anybody else in the way the plane takes off with a flat tire? the c i, a hovers, a helicopter over is still manages to leave the ground. they demand the european countries close their aspects. we are still talking about catching julian, sarge, not number one terrorist. oh, well, if you are an independent journalist who happens to cross the american government's path, the cia, it's pretty much the same thing. the rule of law may not look like you. but for now, joanna sans remains in a maximum security prison in the u. k. despite a british judge ruling against his extradition to the united states over fears for
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his mental health, he faces 175 years in prison in america. if he is convicted of hacking and espionage charges in 2019 assigns was forcibly removed by police from the ecuadorian embassy in london after the country terminated his 7 year asylum. they're following the recent developments we heard from a former c i a analyst and whistleblower, and also from wiki leaks, current editor in chief when you so stunning. revelation is quite shocking. conseula. this was being conquered in the states. so the kids mopping them, graham, possibly killing. if julian is expedited to, to the only states, it will be in the hands of the seo his faith on you as ground. it would be in the hands of those who were planning to kit kill him. when these discussions were going on, there was no indictment out against julia. he hadn't been charged with anything. so
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if there was any doubt about the political nature of the indictment and the creational that i went on the entire case, it is now confirmed to be so it is a political persecution and nothing else. the world understand that the united states is trying to criminalize journalism. they refused to accept the fact that julian assange is a journalist, that the american people own this information and they have the right to know what it is. and that the government behind their backs, the backs of the american people, is trying to assassinate someone who has not been kid victim of a crime. in one of the things that we learned in this article was that the british intelligence serves the external intelligence service. and my 6 was apparently involved, you know, where they were talking about shootouts the potential for shootouts in front of the ecuadorian embassy. that was the british that were supposed to be doing the shooting when they talk about shooting out the, the tires of
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a russian plane that might have been taking jillian assigned to, to russia. that was the british that were supposed to be doing the shooting. so i would certainly hope that the british courts finally say enough is enough. there's no way that julianna's sons should or could be extradited to the united states and he should be free to go. now coming book by donald trump's former press secretary is making headlines, as it paints a deeply unflattering picture of the 45th president, calling him a man with a terrifying temper. stephanie gresham accuses trump of inappropriate behavior towards the female staff, as well as being vain. volatile and insecure. the book also dishes out criticism of trump's daughter, yvonne cup and son in law. jerry christner, who both worked in the white house at the time. gresham claims that the former president frequently said nonsensical things and even hired a man to sing him songs to cool his temper. well, that's interesting. and the media just can't get enough of that. they have been
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discussing it all week staffer nicknamed the music man, played that song from katz, the sue, the president of the united states, into me of all the alarming revelations in his book. to me, that's the most disturbing and andrew lloyd webber road cats. he never thought the soundtrack could be used to save the world from arm again. it cuts his own hair with a giant pair of scissors, which is by far the li, shocking revelation of all. turns out this from characters a real not. trump has rejected the book as a hatchet job, financed by the radical left to quote, say bad and untrue things about him in his family, former 1st lady. millennia trump's team has slammed it as it grisham attempt to redeem herself after poor job performance into unprofessional behavior. in the white house commentator chadwick more thinks the media is deliberately shifting attention away from more important issues. we do have a new president. i and he's been in office for 9 months and,
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and what not realize that. and the country is kind of going to hell in a handbasket. there are plenty of scandals they could be focusing on with the current man in charge. and instead they are just still obsessed with donald trump, to just go through a laundry list of everything that's gone to hell. since joe biden, about this, these are the things people should be hearing about, right? go to the president and what he's doing, not these kind of had a little childish attacks about, you know, he's a man or he says weird things, which is basically all this book really has on the president. and it might not even be true when you and instead of doing what journalism is supposed to do, and that's holding true to power and, and, you know, being the for the states and discussing the people who are in power right now. they're obsessed continually with the man who used to be an office that does it for me this hour. i will be back and let's say 30 minutes with another full fresh lecture news and the weekly, this is our international ah
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. imagine picking up a future textbook on the early years of the 21st century. what are the chapters called gun violence school shootings, homelessness 1st, it was my job and then it was my family didn't was my savings. i have nothing. i have nothing and it's not like i don't try. i look for resources, i look for jobs, i look for everything i can to make this pass. and i end up doing is passing the road to the american dream paved with dead refugees. it's this very idealized image of this older america, native americans look past the deaths that happen every single day. this is a modern history of the usa, my america monarchy and i drink.

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