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tore his face, ah, in the world corrupted, you need to descend. ah, so join us in the depths or remain in the shallows. ah, ah, in the stories that shaped the week we march 20 years since the u. s. and its allies invaded afghanistan, toppling the taliban regime. and now in the wake of the pen to can pull out many questions, are still being asked with violence. they're continuing to rage. it was lights out for facebook. what's happened to instagram after the company experienced a massive outages twice during the week, leaving the firm, nursing a $16000000.00 loss, and ramp and gas prices scaled down in europe after russia pledges to boost supplies, thought the move hasn't stopped us. politicians from blaming moscow for the crisis
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. ah hello, i'm calling very welcome to the weekly as well as the developments from the weekend will take you through some of the biggest stories that we reported on right here in our tea. over the past, the 7 days, in fact, this week was remarks 20 years since the us led invasion of afghanistan, whichever through the taliban at the time. and now in the wake of the west and pull out many issues have not been resolved. not least why the taliban is offered to hand over a summer. been love and was rejected by the bush administration to decades of war, followed with countless lives lost at the end of it all the militants back empower . how senior correspondent is in cobble and asked what's already been achieved? the afghan war and it's just shy of it's it's 20th anniversary, the, the war a vengeance that was launched by the united states. as revenge for 911 and quickly
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morphed into something else. one of the most protracted conflicts in modern history, an exercise, and, and nation building before losing all lame and tylenol towards the end. neither the united states nor any of its allies still knew what it is that they hoped to achieve. here. the end result is that it was unanimously considered an abject failure. metallic banners is back in control. and more absolutely than it was before the united states invaded afghanistan. and the question that we're hearing now in the halls of congress, in parliament, in europe, and in the press in there on television, internationally is, is who the we lame. we need to consider some uncomfortable truth that we did not fully comprehend the depth of corruption and poor leadership in her senior ranks. that we do not grass a damaging effect of frequent and unexplained rotations by president ghani of his
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commanders. and that we fail to fully grasp why there was only so much for which and for home. many of the afghan forces would fight. this has been a 10 year malt, i, administration, drawdown. not a 19 month or 19 day neo, these scandal is no n yet over the americans calling it been ghazi on steroids. the republicans, as well as ordinary americans that see the end of the war as humiliating for america. they want southern held responsible, the biden, the miss administration, as well as the pentagon. so far they have done their best to absolve themselves of all accountability for what many americans again see as the catastrophe. they argue that the fault is with many american administrations that the preceded good. and that is ignoring the tremendous financial cost of the war. sun that could
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have made the lives of americans and many of their allies at the taxpayers so much better and so much easier. ah ah ah ah ah ah, we are the wealthiest country in the history of the world, and yet we have the highest child hobb race of almost any country on earth.
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from the perspective of a civilian, there is scott evidence here on the ground in afghanistan of any of that money other making its way here. aside from half finished kleenexes and broken roots, testament to record breaking levels of corruption that, that so brilliant siphoned off into the bank accounts of corrupt officials into the pockets the private contractors. note the evidence of these billions being here is in the hands of the taliban. the guns that they wield, stamped with made in america, the vehicles military vehicles left behind the industrial quantities it had about her, of course, jubilant. they have dismantled everything with the united states, built with human rights, the tolerance, the democratic institutions, and the matter of weeks. and they are jubilant. they have after 20 years of,
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and so wretched and rebellion believe they want. mm hm. ah ah, by virtually any measure, this war was a failure. in some respects, it even made things worse. from a humanitarian perspective or a 3rd of afghans near an offer on the verge of starvation, with no hope inside the drugs manufactured and export to that of, of gustavo, kill countless youth. worldwide. from a geopolitical perspective, the taliban considered an international pariah. since its inception is now having to be negotiated with it, i counted with, even at the un, bob from a security perspective. yes,
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al qaeda either gander stock may have been degraded but, but something worse has taken its place in that is isis which has bound to the challenge to afghanistan, dominance by the taliban. also this week in afghanistan, schools were, people were killed in an explosion that a sheer mosque in the northern city of condos. the bloss happened during friday prayers, and more than a 100 people are reported to have been injured. and isis case suicide bomber was behind the attack. it was the sunny terrorist group, 2nd assault on a mosque in a matter of days. and they've got a long history of targeting sheer muslims in afghanistan. a local journalist visited the site of the incident and sentenced this report. so the explosion was so powerful, according to some officials, the new taliban government had warned attacks like this one were possible. earlier taliban security personnel visited this place and they gave the opinion that it might be a suicide blast. after examining some evidence, we've seen such
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a blast in the past hitting mosques and killing worshippers. systemic state we're targeting here and there are, there were targeting here in syria. there were targeting t r everywhere in the middle east. so i wouldn't be surprised that this, this is, as i said, you know, this is actually the work of them expired because they're consider shia. is there any, is there another good believer over there? so this is, this is the execute. but i mean, the major aim is to these that belies afghanistan to actually these, to believe that taliban rule and then is that so this is mrs. the beginning, and i wouldn't be surprised actually, more of the bitterly at that slide. this will take place and a few weeks among sir ahead. meanwhile, u. s. delegation met with senior taliban representatives during the weekend and the katara capital. first such talk since the american pull out from afghanistan.
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officials from both sides set the ongoing negotiations center on the evacuation of foreign citizens and afghans and to counter extremism. but the taliban projected joint operations with washington to suppress the extremist group, ices k. and while the white house has made it clear that the talks don't signal the recognition of the taliban, anti war activist prime becca thinks they clearly do. the afghanistan government is insisting is that the united states not have the right or not to believe that it has the right to continually intervene into the air space. or territory of afghanistan talks between the taliban lead government in afghanistan and the united states. and other talks with the e, u. r, constitutes a kind of defacto recognition that the taliban, in fact are the government, the both the european countries and the united states have to make a choice. if they refuse to recognize the taliban government officially,
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if they continue to hold the seized assets of the afghan government, making it impossible for their government to meet basic needs of the people in afghanistan. i think it's very likely that the african government will seek to find new partners the united states does not legally have the right to take control of or sees the assets of afghanistan simply because the u. s. occupied the country for 20 years. facebook's had a week it would rather forget with the tech giant experiencing serious outages, not once but twice. the 1st black out happened last monday when users of the platform along with whatsapp and instagram, we're unable to get an access to their accounts for 7 hours straight. the 2nd disruption which happened on friday, continued for a couple of hours. both said to be caused by technical errors. facebook's engineers played the problem on the connection failure between the companies, tech data centers and the the tech companies head office for the outage had
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a knock on effect for millions of users and businesses all over the world. the platform itself took a financial hit to there's an up to $60000000.00, jealous and commentator chadwick more question to how such a vast company could have been so vulnerable to a technical failure. facebook. oh is a one trillion dollar company and i like these outages happen a lot. it happened in april in june of just this year. you don't see google outages or any other big tech companies. apple. busy happening quite so frequently, so it's a bit bizarre that facebook has a problem with this. it seems to be that all of their, these properties oculus, instagram, whatsapp, and facebook all run through some sort of similar server. facebook is now sort of saying they were making upgrades and, and, and program gotten locked out or something. sounds fishy sound really strange. the fact that this and facebook always of privacy problems and they always have problems there and they always go offline. they've got one. so it's,
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it's very suspicious, and it's also suspicious that facebook seems to have bigger problems and most tech companies with these issues and, and now it whistleblowers as well. acknowledging back, this has a look at the dangers of these monopolies if they can blink out of existence so quickly. hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue was lost in 6 hours today till these companies have it so much control, so much power. they are monopolies and look at how they can just wipe out revenue whether the checkout was intentional or it was just the mistake. so for a brief period who had time to take a breath, so where the outage is a pleasure or a pain for you, he gushed on uh, took us through a world without facebook and whatsapp was quite an experience. and in fact, it was one of the longest outages that facebook has experienced in its history. so yet it was long and there were long, tense hours because nobody seemed to know what caused the outage. how long it will last and well, we'll, what we should all do with it. when facebook service went down,
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they took along with themselves the so the infrastructure inside the, the, the facebook headquarters or wherever their services are located. so engine is when they tried to get in, they found out that their electronic cards, their passes simply did not work. so they had to literally forced their way into the server room to manually reboot them. so, and it took mark zuckerberg also hours to come forward and explain what was going on. facebook, instagram, whatsapp, a messenger coming back online now. sorry for the disruption today. i know how much you rely on our services to stay connected with the people you care about. you might think that it was just facebook, instagram and you know, facebook sista companies essentially, but no, a lot of other companies, a lot of other businesses that do not necessarily rely on facebook as a social platform, but rely rather on their technical or physical infrastructure like service, they all went down to from well tended to netflix to zoom,
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to literally websites of airline companies and world bank apps as well. so a lot of a lot of sites, a lot of services that were used to using they, well they went offline. but one app seem to take advantage of it and mainly to take advantage of what's that not working. and that's the telegram messenger. they estimate their social media team even had their fun on twitter before twitter went down as well. and well, they try to attract new users. and well, they successfully did so because it is estimated some 50000000 new users join telegram and it almost went down as well. but not because of the facebook thing, but because you had pro says so many new accounts being registered. so yeah, and there were a few funny reactions on line to this whole may have unfolding. have a look. we're working to get things back to normal. telegram you single, come over, the servers are up and my parents aren't home. so yes, being
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a little tongue in cheek, the s m. m team that by probably, well capitalizing on the whole situation. but in general, this whole thing, an underlying, especially the fact that other businesses not, not well, a banking linked, which didn't appeared to billing to facebook. that they experienced troubles, it really points out how much people and in general, massive massive companies rely on the infrastructure of one particular tech giant. millions of businesses rely on facebook now and many other many others use facebook in order to, to connect to other apps. it sends a huge warning across the bile because here we have a major social network site. but you know, this shows us the extent to which we rely on digital technology across the board. and cyber attacks of sorts can bring down whole systems. and facebook is just one. it's a social networking platform, but a lot of businesses as we've said,
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relying on it. but imagine a much more intrinsic infrastructural attack. i'm not saying this was a a cyber attack. in fact, i have a theory about what happened. but ah, this shows you the fragility of the entire digital infrastructure that we're relying on. facebook insisted the service outage did not lead to any use, a data being compromised, but it's still of a setback weeks after a former product manager claim that the social network knowingly allows uses to spread hate this information. in the week, our guests get us their views on where facebook the brand currently stands off to these recent events. but what's interesting about the leak documents of the wall street journal published is that they show quite clearly that facebook is in decline and knows it's in decline. and so you see all these desperate measures of attempting to attract preteens and children. i mean even children. so there is a kind of convergence of several bad instances. i mean, not just to shut down,
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but to any trust effort to break it up, coupled with now what these leak documents show is and understanding by facebook officials, that crest of the wave is now headed downwards. that facebook is not infallible. and what's up is definitely not infallible. what's that also came under scrutiny because there were reports that even though they claim that user messages were encrypted, that they were actually sending some user data to authorities in order to help with different types of prosecution. so if there is a message to take away from this, i think it was absolutely that we should be very skeptical of the claims that facebook whatsapp, your, all the subsidiaries are making about their ability to keep your, your data private. because clearly it seems like they can't, at least for the moment, i keep their sites, even on line oil and gas prices in europe have been reduced to a similar after vladimir putin set the russians ready to stabilize the market. the president addressed the continent energy crisis on wednesday at the moscow would
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continue it gas transit commitment to ukraine. a spruce should i to? yes, from believes that it would be more profitable for it to pay a fine to ukraine and increase the gas volume pumping through the new systems. but there's no need for that. there's more pressure in the pipe, less c o 2 emissions into the atmosphere. everything turns out cheaper and at $3000000000.00 a year. it is necessary to 40 comply with the contractual obligations for the transitive gas through ukraine. although it is more profitable to sell it on the exchange. but there is no need to bought anyone in a difficult position, including ukraine, despite the difficulties in relations. second has no need to undermine gas prompts confidence is an absolute reliable pond that in all respects of a president voted earlier blamed europe's gas crisis on an overly high sea transition to green energy coupled with brussels decision to switch from long term gas contracts to volatile spot trading, the gas price had been steadily increasing since the spring,
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but it shot up in the past couple of weeks putting a huge financial strain on many european household. ah ah. the despite the pledge to help reduce prices in europe, moscow is still being accused of manipulating the market. while you, as congressman michael mccaul called for sanctions against the old stream to gas pipeline, we discuss how politics and energy security clash with a german european parliament and pi and
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a former austrian foreign minister. about 7 years ago that could have been more supply to do your market wire pipeline that was never built news house 3000 stream was prevented from being constructed in the summer 2014. and so, so now it seems as if all the i, all the criticism available is simply directed against the most free mentor. it simply doesn't make sense of a real match is taken in terms of making gas as much as way level as the contracts allow, when we speak of energy weapon, a lot of people, even though those who have been born here, then 73 will always think of all what, for instance, opechi arab countries to stay in the 9th and seventies. we had several instances non supply and non export of oil. this what we can call it something like an an a
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to weapon if you want to use that mit tougher. but in the current context of the many context, long term delivery gas to really complex, it's exist between the russian federation and various new countries. and beyond that, it simply doesn't make sense to use it. to western europe and russia become into a partnership over economic change over energy supply than europe gets new opportunities and a new world. europe is not any longer, completely dependent to the united states. so d, america, europe, america, are playing politics to preserve their global leadership as the only superpower and didn't care about consumer prices and energy security in europe, daycare on there, a martin and since the whole, others pro american politicians here
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a whole industry of turns. this is very powerful. so what you have there is no rational reason there is no, there is no rational reason because the russian behavior because of economic interest. but the reason behind this angie rushing rave is g in politics made a deep statement. washington the austrian chancellor has resigned as a result of mounting fall out of a corruption allegations leveled against both sebastian curts and his inner circle . the claims against him include a breach of trust, bribery, and making false statements to a parliamentary committee. for a minister, alexander schellenberg will be sworn in as the new lead on monday. curts denies any wrong doing, saying that the accusations are solely based on home text messages recently published in the austria media. his decision to resign comes after raids on the party, all faiths also the chancery. and the finance ministry is a part of the probe into the case. and i was head of the conservative block in the austrian parliament. he still has immunity from prosecution,
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but he insists his decision to step down is to restore political stability. my landing nearby sticker, my country is more important to me than myself. what is needed now is stable conditions. i would therefore like to make room in order to resolve the stalemate seat that soon o. 6 people have reportedly been killed in a massive explosion in yemen, port city of aiden with 7 others injured. this video shows the immediate aftermath of the blast as thick black smoke rose from the ensuing blaze. yelman's information ministry says the attack targeted the local, governor's convoy and another senior official, both of whom survived. the explosion damaged the surrounding area, buildings and vehicles, as well as the power grid. no ones yet claim responsibility. however, the authorities are investigating islamist, militant suv, carried out similar attacks in the past. evans been a war for 7 years with islam as rebels,
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fighting for control of the middle eastern country. witnesses have been describing the assault hello. hello, hello. listen. when we left school traffic was flown on the street and then we heard a sudden and powerful loud explosion. it shook houses and buildings a viagra. it was a bomb strapped co that targeted aiden's government, which led to casualties among his team and some civilians. it'll solitude damaged houses and civilian cars. electricity was also hit, affecting all the way to the city sense of an opening elsewhere. powerful storms and mud slides have flooded every island north of the greek capital. some $200.00 properties was severely damaged in an area still reeling from the summer's devastating wildfires. meteorologist predict the more rain will begin expected in the area throughout monday. dramatic video of another natural disaster. this time of volcanic eruption and the canary islands off north west africa. laufer as high as 3 stories slid down the mountain side on la palmer,
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reeking more havoc in the area. in the past 3 weeks, more than a 1000 buildings have been badly damaged or destroyed as the molten rock forced its way through village is that we're 21 size. make movements on sunday alone. and iraqis have been casting that balancing nationwide elections. it's the 1st such vote since major protest broke out in 2019, which top of the government facing accusations of corruption, thousands of candidates competing for more than $300.00 seats in parliament. and that's it for this edition of the weekly on calling bryan bosco. back with the next edition in just over half an hour, so you can just join me every posted on the alex simon. sure. i'll be speaking together from the world of politics, sport,
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business. i'm show business. i'll see you. then what we got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy even foundation, let it be an arms race who is on offense bearing dramatic development only personally and getting to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successfully, very critical of time to sit down and talk ah, but here's a glow to call upon. were different today or more violent than ever before. 20 years ago. the really kind of to stick with central press for so called today did not have non principle at all except that the region which principal can, has their own interest. but years ago, there was some sort of kind of dialogue with the actors to see what they can do
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