Taliban & Biden each take victory lap, but who’s the real winner? (Full show)

Taliban & Biden each take victory lap, but who’s the real winner? (Full show)

[Music] there is nothing more valuable than human life and as the last american soldier boarded the plane to leave afghanistan hundreds of americans and those who have aided the u.s military lost even more hope celebrations parades mock funerals for americans and nato allies were held and a gunfire was heard throughout kabul as the taliban not only celebrated their victory but began to inventory all of the millions of dollars of equipment which was left behind and while the biden administration continues to complement the taliban and say the military equipment left was decommissioned and not in working condition disturbing images and videos of taliban members gloating in u.s gear carrying u.s weapons and flying u.s helicopters quickly surfaced this is taliban leaders boasted the airfield will now be a base for jihad for all muslims we’re going to bring you the latest from the region as well as the truth about the weapons left behind are still capable of now here in the usa the fbi has found a recent attack on a police station in dallas which killed a lyft driver was inspired by foreign terrorists is this a sign for the future and worried your children are spending too much time playing video games well one country has decided they are going to be the ones to turn them off we will tell you which one and their justification i’m sky neal hughes and you’re watching news views used right here on rt america let’s get started [Music] start with the latest from afghanistan after president joe biden addressed the nation now that the last military flight has left kabul rt’s john huddy is following the latest from the administration and joins us now to discuss so john what’s the message the president was trying to get across in this very what’s the word um passionate speech he gave the bottom line is that the president really maintained and continues to maintain that it was the right decision ultimately to leave afghanistan for america to leave afghanistan as we now know is messy and as deadly a withdrawal as it turned out to be the president saying america will maintain the fight against terrorism in afghanistan while also lauding the us’s efforts to evacuate in this massive airlift of both americans and afghanis afghans from the country as it fell into the hands of the taliban calling it not a mission of war but a mission of mercy listen here in april i made a decision to end this war as part of that decision we set the date of august 31st for american troops to withdraw the assumption was that more than 300 000 afghan national security forces that we had trained over the past two decades and equipped would be a strong adversary in their civil wars with the taliban that assumption that the afghan government would be able to hold on for a period of time beyond military drawdown turned out not to be accurate president biden taking shots at afghan president ashraf ghani for as he described fleeing the country when the taliban seized control as the taliban was seizing control and the government corruption that ultimately led to the afghan army and government’s disintegration while also president biden also threw shade on former president trump who biden said made a deal with the taliban and released 5 000 prisoners including taliban commanders that put his administration according to president biden in a tough position so we’re left with a simple decision either follow through on the commit made by the last administration and leave afghanistan or say we weren’t leaving and commit another tens of thousands more troops going back to war now the president maintained that the massive evacuation evacuation effort and airlift that he called an extraordinary success was never expected to be an easy or seamless effort but instead designed for stress and attacks still questions remain what happens now with afghanistan what will be america’s involvement going forward and further how will the u.s extricate any and all remaining u.s citizens or afghans with dual citizenship who helped america and want to leave also those with special immigration visas special immigrant visas sivs you know or those with green cards u.s permanent residency with u.s bases in neighboring countries biden also said that america can carry out what are called over the horizon operations including those on isis k but look with so many questions remaining in such a deadly and complicated history in afghanistan really still haunting america and the heated political battle raging stateside here in the u.s the country and world will likely hold president biden to his own promise and his own words i refuse to continue a war in afghanistan the war should have ended long ago scottie well don huddy thank you for continuing to watch all of the events and it’s funny i i you have the president speak then immediately afterwards you have his press secretary she gives her white house press conference it’s like she’s cleaning up what the president did and then i imagine the pentagon we’ve already seen is scheduled a press conference for tomorrow so obviously it’s like can you guys all get on the same page do one press conference because each one seems to change the story but good news is we have you following every single detail thank you john huddy now as of tuesday the taliban had a full control of kabul’s airport a day after the u.s completed its final withdrawal ending its longest war ever rt a senior court’s winner murad gazdev is in kabul with the latest developments there and the taliban’s message to the world we have a message to any possible invader that anyone who looks to afghanistan with bad intention they will face what the united states has faced today there is uh something of a sense of relief here and that sense of relief isn’t because the americans have gone that that relief is being felt by diplomats by by civilians here and that is that no more incidents took place as the evacuation was wrapping up at kabul airport the taliban went into the airport proper they are now in control of the airport they went in they inspected the place allegedly they’re now in possession of even more aircraft left behind by the afghan military left behind by the united states and its allies though from what we’ve heard many of the uh the jets the aircraft at the airport uh were made dysfunctional uh so so they were purposefully uh destroyed only one province that is still uh holding out against the taliban though even that uh even that is surrounded as for the evacuation uh what the united states has been saying well aside from uh them uh praising almost the taliban saying that they were helpful and useful in holding a firm perimeter around the airport the united states sees this evacuation what happened here as a success we’ve worked intensely to evacuate and relocate afghans who work alongside us in our particular risk of reprisal we’ve gotten many out but many are still there so many people hundreds of american citizens alone never mind european citizens just yesterday we we met uh people who had british passports who had australian passports and that was just a small number of people that that we met and they’ve all been left behind they were unable and even if if they were able to get to the airport they weren’t allowed inside either by the taliban or by the troops there the nato troops there who wouldn’t let them in despite them showing papers and passports they wouldn’t let them in until they had prior approval the taliban itself has said that yes these people will be allowed to leave and molested the taliban obviously wants international recognition nevertheless only time will tell if these people will be able to get out of afghanistan so while the white house might not be able to have an accurate count of those americans still left in afghanistan those and they are left are in despair with their safety becoming more dire from the last american troop left now as reports of door door-to-door hunting is being done by the taliban for those who sympathize or help the nato forces and public executions of those not complying with taliban taliban rules are happening what options are left for those in the region who want to escape so to help us with answers we are joined by journalist bilal sarwari who left afghanistan i think last a week with his family below thank you so much for joining us on what can be confirmed as a very historic day whether that’s a positive or negative mark in history i think it’s probably very negative for the united states thank you so much for joining us thank you good to be with you i have to ask you how dangerous is it right now for those americans or anyone for that matter who worked with usa and nato and their allies in afghanistan who are still there well there’s a sense of fear and uncertainty prevailing in the hearts and minds of avon especially a generation of afghans who are working with the united states military government or other western countries they were promised that they would be you know evacuated but then that evacuation at the 11th hour came with artificial timelines people are still fearing for their lives not only in kabul but across many provinces as far as american and other citizens are concerned i don’t know exactly how many people have stayed behind and why for example they’ve stayed behind knowing the conditions on the ground that sense of fear and uncertainty applies to them because you’ve got the political leadership of the taliban that are very savvy and they understand the international stage at legitimacy and international funding for example but then the military commanders and leadership of the taliban are the hot-headed hot blooded rigid ones you know who have been victims of u.s and naval air strikes and nitrates they’ve often lost family members and they’ve been heavily influenced by foreign fighters by al qaeda for example they have known all the destructiveness that one can think about the taliban’s you know insurgency inflicting that sort of pain on the americans and mostly on the afghan government and civilians and then you’ve got the foot level soldiers you know who come from rural afghanistan and they’ve been brought in to basically look after kabul a city of at least six million people with very complex neighborhoods and alleyways high crime rate high unemployment rate at the moment you know it’s important to note that afghanistan still does not have a functioning government people still are waiting outside of the banks waiting to take out money you know that does not really exist in 200 per week a limit set is not enough to buy food commodities cooking oil rice bread for example or gas for cooking and even that means that people have to wait like for you know days and hours well and that’s going to take time to set up and that also takes structure and organization and there’s a lot of different dynamics that are going to go into that but they are having to deal with this present situation those that are there whether they are americans or they’re afghanis that have obviously a generation that’s grown up underneath the last 20 years are there ways actually for them to get out of the country that you have heard of that you know of and how is that with u.s forces and nato forces being officially withdrawn well afghanistan is a landlocked country and the roads for example leading up to pakistan iran uzbekistan and tajikistan might be safe for the first time over the last 20 years in terms of you know there’s no fighting but there’s still roadside bombs for example these highways are infested or the roadside bombs the taliban are in in control but these countries have really closed their borders you know and whether you talk about you know illegal ways of going into these countries you face the risk of being shot by members of the security forces of these countries and you also have a situation where trade is something that is not happening you know so afghanistan is an agricultural country but it’s always relied on importation of you know wheat and rice for example and and i remember covering this war over the last 20 years specifically over the last 18 months i noted that fighting started at the peak of the harvest season so farmers have lost their pomegranates their grapes their cotton their rice and these losses are huge these are massive when you talk about air strikes and fighting inside the major cities across afghanistan businesses were also impacted so all along i’m afraid afghanistan’s roar ahead is one of economic hardships and uncertainty and fear prevailing and it’s all about not being able to really make that transition from fighting into governance and they are they have so far so far like failed to form an inclusive government which seems to be a prerequisite set by these western countries right the taliban want legitimacy and future funding and they’re gonna have to get funding they’re gonna have to get rid of the people real quick before i let you go there’s this real money answer being given by the administration regarding whether or not u.s officials provided to the taliban a list of those they had worked with a kill list let’s say it’s true what is the fate of those names on the trip on the list will they actually be able to go through some for so sort of judicial to his judicial service to find out whether or not they’re guilty i can’t really comment on something that i don’t know but i can tell you that a generation of avants especially those who work with the americans and everyone else are exposed they’re vulnerable especially at a village district level and they were promised that they would be evacuated and now that number is very big i know personally people reaching out to me people are still stuck so it is not the rosy picture that the u.s president is painting and it was after all an evacuation in the 11th hour no matter what the reasons the u.s president gave for example complaints by the former afghan government that such evacuation will trigger a crisis of confidence this generation of avons they feel deeply betrayed by their own government the leaders who fled and abandoned them but they also feel betrayed by the united states of america well i think that’s a feeling right now that the a lot of americans can actually understand and very much feel deeply sorry for what they’ve done thank you so much for joining us and my prayers are best for the continued safety for you and your family and all the other afghans now i want to discuss the capabilities of the thousands of u.s made weapons and machinery that were left behind we bring in former pentagon official michael milley michael you just heard ll talking about you know doesn’t know about the kill list but obviously there’s a lot of of things that were left behind in afghanistan we left a lot of weapons behind now the u.s press secretary said for the pentagon said oh they destroyed it they actually took out what’s the most important pieces of these key pieces of military machines but can those not just be replaced and repaired and back up and running oh sure of course and you’ll and they’ll hire a lot of foreign contractors come on in they’ve got the money now yeah and uh and there will be interest in uh and salvaging what’s there yeah it can all be uh retrofitted and uh consolidated and and used again and this does not what was left at bagram it does not include the equipment that they captured from the afghan security forces that just left their equipment and that’s all operational now the question will be on some of the more sophisticated like helicopters and especially helicopters uh and the planes the bombers all of them and the other planes yeah it’s going to be difficult to keep those flying high maintenance they are high maintenance there’s no question about it but they can use them before they can then they can cannibalize from others and bring in foreign contractors all over again uh you you offer money you’re going to get the foreign contractors in it’s it’s um we basically left them a treasure trove they’ll deal with what is there it’s more than what they have ever had and i’m afraid that it it can be used not only by taliban but could be used by other uh militant groups that might be uh uh in the area and and and certainly isis is there and they can they they they know this stuff as well and they’re very familiar with the equipment and you’re seeing you’re seeing the uh the the taliban uh flying around and using the humvee so the question is what was what was really destroyed and why what was the point of not destroying it completely which my other thought is with all these other foreign entities that can come and repair it can they learn anything that they don’t know about american military technology that they didn’t already know it’s sort of aged i mean perhaps the technologies that were embedded in some of the uh more sophisticated equipment like in the helicopters that might have been destroyed but so what i mean they can fix that either that or replace it everything that was left what do you consider to be the biggest jewel the most dangerous going forward that could be used against our own soldiers well believe it or not i think just simple guns and howitzers artillery and uh communications equipment night vision was any of that destroyed we have no accountability from the fact that we for the love of god just step on them and crush them before you i mean why would you not in any way what would be a justification for the americans leaving as much as we did sitting right there for what we have fought against for the last 20 years well they they can use it at any time or repair it or replace it or they may have substitutes i don’t take at face value what the pentagon said about destruction i want to see the videos of them destroying it i haven’t seen that and i we just have to take their word for it uh at this late stage of seeing the the uh how things have just uh fallen apart you can’t take their word for anything at this point well michael what we’re learning here now and i think the taliban leader said the best anybody else who tries to fight us they’re gonna face the same thing that the americans face they see this as a victory and it should because like you said they have a treasure trove of weapons that they’ve never in fact i think they’ve got more weapons now under their command than many other nations they’re fighting absolutely and the the taliban is going to be challenged ultimately by isis well that’s it there’s lots of other terrorist groups that would like to have that power like always thanks for talking with me michael pleasure now detectives are looking deeper into a shooting that happened in a dallas suburb on sunday the fbi are now involved as investigators are looking to determine whether the shooter was motivated by foreign terrorists rit correspondent natasha sweet has more on this developing investigation a bizarre shooting in texas sunday is still under investigation after a man shoots his lyft driver he then uses her car drives to a local police station and then opens fire but doesn’t have terrorist ties on sunday 33 year old imran ali rasheed ordered a lift from his home in garland texas a dallas suburb isabel lewis picked him up and at some point was shot and killed by rasheed her car was found in front of a local police station that’s where rasheed opened fire according to police officers responded in the lobby of the station rasheed was shocked and later died at the hospital from his injuries sunday now rasheed left a letter according to the fbi office in dallas the letter gave investigators the impression that he may have been inspired by a foreign terrorist organization however at this time police say they do believe rasheed acted alone it’s also unknown why rasheed shot lewis as police say that she reportedly did not know each other now this is not the first time the fbi has heard of rasheed’s name back in 2010 through 2013 rasheed was a suspect in a counter-terrorism investigation the case was then closed after rasheed was determined to not be a threat a special agent from the fbi dallas office said the regional terrorism task force is also cooperating in this investigation now back in 2018 the fbi also led off nicholas cruz who was being investigated before carrying out a florida school shooting and local police were not notified of any red flags reporting for newsbeat social sweet r t worried your children are spending too much time playing video games one country has decided they are going to be the ones to turn them off that story after the break [Music] time spent online playing video games during the global pandemic reached an all-time high as a 76 of u.s homes had at least one internet-connected device now one country however has decided to put a limit on how much time a child can play online and there is nothing those parents can do about it joining me now is a bridge of war host of boom bust charon rt and our resident gaming expert sorry you will always be the resident gamer with me you my 14 year old have great conversations you’ve taught me a lot how to speak with them so i’m fine with it okay well good well this is a good subject because it also involves kind of the commerce because it had some stock issues as well when this came out what is this story and tell me the details on these rules well so these details on these rules are essentially children under the age of 18 will be limited to three hours of playing online games because they can actually monitor those but online games and it’s one hour per day friday saturday sunday that’s between the hours of eight and nine pm the same hours can be used on public holidays as well so you get an additional a week say during chinese new year and the lunar new year and other things like that now the way they’re actually going to be able to monitor this is you have because it’s an online game you have to sign in and you’re going to have to use a real name verification id basically so for me it’s brent shabor i’m logged in you know that’s tied back to me i can only play an hour so there’s no real way to circumvent the system and that’s where the onus goes on to the video game makers they’re going to have to make sure that all gets put in there and frankly as we’ve seen with this increase in regulation um with chinese tech companies uh what’s happened is a lot of these companies you know where the united states they would fight against it and say hey no we don’t want to do that you know they’ll pay the fines but just try to get around it in china they generally say absolutely we’re on it we’re working on it and that’s what 10 cent which is the world’s biggest video game company it’s based in china they’re saying hey we’re already working on this we’re going to try and get that done and try to help uh move this process along okay wait and i’m sorry i apologize did not mean to interrupt you but i also want to point out there’s a lot been made of this uh in the last couple of days since it came out on monday but the fact is they had already had since 2019 they had actually had rules on the books for children playing online games that would stop them uh beyond playing one and a half hours per day i don’t think it was only limited to three hours a day but so there were already limitations in place you’re kind of used to the same time i’m thinking like my 14 year old son would be going around i was like well i can have my three hours of mom i can also log in under you or my sister who definitely doesn’t play for three hours are there i mean are they going that overboard or do they just follow up by the book well so that’s something that happened after after this whole thing came out there was a lot of conversation on chinese social media like weibo which is essentially the response to twitter basically saying that you know what’s going to stop me from using my parents account well i mean that’s going to be up to the parents you know the same thing that we have here in the united states if you want to limit your child from playing video games what you have to do you have to use parental controls you have to stop them so that is going to be something that happens in the family there well you’re already seeing this rebellion against mask and parents and we’ve seen those school boards be interesting to see if the parents go for that in regards to their children during playing hard enough to get people to wear a mask in the united states if you started to try to limit video games it might be a big problem and more importantly the time they’d have to spend with their children you know this comes as the latest from the chinese i think there’s a bigger picture in regards to targeting a commerce and online education real quick what is the problem with the tech sector why does the chinese government they’re just trying to rein it in essentially there were some people who out there who were saying our companies our tech companies are bigger than the chinese government and the chinese government is saying hold on hold on quite a bit so they’re trying to rein them in a little bit and they’re trying to bolster other parts of their economy like manufacturing autos are starting to become a big thing in china and what that’s doing is giving them kind of a backup plan so if they’re closed off from the rest of the world if there’s a big trade war they’re not forced to say that’s all we have i need to bring clarification brent thanks for talking to me on this absolutely that’s all that we have for today’s show it goes quick in the meantime follow me on twitter at scotty unhuge make sure you download the portable.tv app on your android apple phone thanks for watching [Music] you
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