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so many good people are helping us. it makes us feel very proud that we are together now on this weekend, on the 20th anniversary of the 911 terror attack, the f. b, i released the declassified document about those who carried out the atrocity with the files, though essentially repeating known facts fanatic, no information on possible saudi involvement reports suggests the u. s. mistakenly targeted and afghan aid worker and drone strike, killing him and 9 members of his family. we heard from a former american drone operator who told us of his own experiences, killing innocent people. every shot that we turn like they're cheering, they're congratulating each other. they're high fiving each other, people getting promoted because of this stuff. meanwhile,
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in our news review of the week, a series of leaked unconfirmed messages from the pentagon reveals panic resulting from the dentist and withdrawal. us troops are unable to rescue desperate american citizens. and one former special forces soldier who shared the encrypted messages gave us his thoughts about what happened. our biggest problem with getting people out, actually, the u. s. government is actually not the been. we've seen the military people behind the game. the us military was not letting even civilian americans with passports, american passports, and the british prime minister admit he broke a key election promised by hiking taxes to fix a shortfall in health and social care funding. ah . hello there. thank you for joining us on the weekly, on our team to national my name is donald quarter. welcome to the program. now the
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f. b, i has released a previously classified document on its investigation into the 911 attacks victims . families have long demanded such records be made public with many calling for more focus on allegations of saudi involvement. however, it's not clear whether the latest disclosure really says anything new. as archie's corresponded dmitri polk reports. the latest report declassified by the f b i, pertaining to the 911 terror attack, was hoped by many to finally shed light on the role of saudi arabia and the plot. some of the families suing the saudi government for its alleged involvement. wanted this report to be a smoking gun, but is it? well, frankly not really. the report is heavily redacted, admitting many names, titles, and other information, but more important wait, most of the information is actually old news. most of the things detailed in the report turn out to be supplementary. the findings made public years ago. for
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example, the new report just gave us more details on a man accused of supporting 2 of the hijackers. but says pretty much essentially the same thing as a 2016 document described by the saudi citizen treated with great respect inside the cell. he considered, well regarded by consider personnel who held a very high status, the f. b. i has received numerous reports that al, by you, me, may be a saudi intelligence officer i'll, by you, me, had extensive contact with the saudi government establishment in the united states . it's still not exactly evidence of saudi government involvement. another example is hot offer married an accredited diplomat, society consulate pro allegedly also provided logistical support to 2 of the terrorists in los angeles. and yet again, we learn practically nothing new about him. other than some details about how he helps that would be hijackers. the report says he held extremist views,
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but we sort of already knew that because he was borrowed from entering the us precisely because of his extremist leanings and some of the passages on all for mary, are nearly identical to what was published back in 2016. was co split to my re to assist me and mid while they were in los angeles, i'll to my re immediately assigned an individual to take care of al has me and me dar during their time in the los angeles area. so basically the released report only gives more details on information that was already known, but doesn't seem to review any new facts that could directly incriminate the saudi government, which has repeatedly denied any involvement or prior knowledge of the attack. but nevertheless, some of the families of the victims maintain hope that the latest report will be instrumental in their lawsuit against the saudi arabian government. we had great hope that president biden to campaigned on bringing truth and trust, back to the oval office would value the lives and sacrifices of america citizens
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over diplomatic relations with a country accused of mass murder. we cannot in good faith and with veneration to those last sick and injured welcome, the president to a hallowed grounds until he fulfills his commitment. however, remaining suspects that this will not be a transformative report at best. it reinforces suspicion that saudi officials might have been involved with the attack, but the document does not provide any concrete evidence. then again, this report is not the last of its kind executive order following through on his presidential campaign promise. biden said, there will be more documents to come within the next 6 months. however, given how little this 1st report delivered in terms of actual evidence, many, including a former c i, a director, are skeptical that these documents will actually provide any useful insight. i suspect that the families and not going to get the kind of satisfactory answers
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about the role of saudi arabia with regards to this attack. meanwhile, some suspect that even if there was saudi involvement, the u. s. wouldn't want to release that information after all, for v was putting such a valuable economic partner like react in a bad light would be just bad for business. but whatever the truth for many of the victims, families, the reality is nothing can bring their loved ones back to get more on this leak document. now we cross live to radio host and political analyst, dave perkins. dave, thanks a lot for joining us on the program. i got the document here, i read it myself and i have to say, i mean there's really not that much new information included here. do you think this lack of new information is you know, the result of poor quality work or perhaps reminds me of the release of the report on u. f. o is from our government a couple of months ago. everyone waited and waited in the talk and talk built up the pressure to release the info. suddenly, here it is. now we know. and what we know is pretty much what we've known for the
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last couple of years as governments gradually started releasing on board videos from navy ships. and they're difficult to see and understand. and there wasn't any really new information in the report it's, it's kind of our contribution, the chaos to keep up the market for revelation of info and then not really reveal any, although you're claiming that you are doing so it reminds me for all the world of the us all report that the same government released not long ago. now the saudi thing is interesting to me because starting in about 2017, the new crown prince. mom had been stallman started a purge of what were called corrupt members of government, including the royal family, which a lot of people don't understand, is hundreds of people in saudi arabia. the corruption was purged, the people were caught by courts and tried and found guilty. and had to pay fines, the government recovered over a $100000000000.00 and money that was improperly appropriated by members of the
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royal family and corrupt members of the government. but at the end, been solomon said, i say at the end, it was actually at the beginning of the purge, he said, saudi arabia is going to go back to a moderate islamic country, open to the world, and fair to all religion. she literally said this as part of the purge, which leads me to believe that the perjury committed was against islamic fundamentalists, as much as it was against corrupt members of the royal family. and this makes me wonder the islamic fundamentalists, that were in the saudi government clearly, and some were in contact with people who were facilitating the 911 terrorist attacks. that's what this report says and others have already said the members who were in contact with those people and helping them are gone. some in jail, some just quit and made broke and unimportant. but on we go forward into an era when the saudis, when trump was president,
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we're about to join the abraham accords when they clearly have a problem with iran and need some help from the west. if not from israel and america itself. i have a feeling, the bi demonstrates is not going to be that willing to help the saudis, against iran, but this may be an attempt to, we're the saudi government, or at least the beginning of an attempt to clear the saudi government and bring it on up into the the 21st century here. so that we regard them as a friend of the west and allied the way that we shouldn't. this isn't hanging over us any more other than that other than clearing the way to the future. this report solves nothing for me, answers no questions, and it's chaotic and confusing to release it now makes me wonder what other news stories they're trying to cover up with this one. well, you mentioned the biden administration. do you think, you know, his administration or the f b, i would have any vested interest in hiding the alleged involvement of saudi officials in the 911 attacks. i don't think they have an interest in hiding it because i think the bible people being
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a continuation of the obama administration. literally, in the case of cabinet members and advisors, it's the same bunch of people and they have an affinity for iran, big time. it really upset them when donald trump pulled out of the agreement with iran. and that's one of the things joe biden did when he 1st became president, was reinstate that agreement with iran. and consequently, i think the biden, people in particular are not friends of the saudis. and batch the angle that puzzles me because this appears to be an attempt to clear the way for the saudis, under the modern young crown prince to be the friend to the west and through israel and america. but joe biden is not the guy you'd be reaching out to for help against iran, and for counterbalance in that region of world politics. i can't imagine why been so man would think that this is the administration to do this. with that, it may have been something that was in the air for a long time. and as i say, the biden administration famously covers up new stories. it doesn't like with
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stories it chooses to release and talk about instead and get the media talking about. and so i wonder if the main purpose of this wasn't to get people to stop talking about the awful way the biden administration withdrew from afghanistan. what do you think that the u. s. is warm, you know, economic ties with saudi arabia could have something to do with it. certainly to saudis want to be unable structed lee friends of the west of america. and yes of israel at this point because to be friends with israel is to oppose iran. iran got that constant noise coming from the truly islamic fundamentalist heart of the government. it's not just people with mixed motives in the, as they are in the saudi government or they were before the 1st. the iranian government is the womic fundamentalist organization is the same thing. got the same goals, the same people. and the iranians are opposed to the saudis,
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at the very root of islamic society, of the iranians or shia and the saudis, or sunni. and that is the great civil war of this land that is to come. and the saudis want to make sure they have as many friends as possible as iran grows stronger, as it certainly will with the by ministration, helping de perkins radio host and political analysts. thanks a lot for your input. it's always have a pleasure having you on the program. thank you. donald. now, new footage suggests a u. s. thrown strike and couple that had been meant to target a terrorist group actually killed and aid worker transporting drinking water. 10 civilians died in that attack last month including 7 children. us forces said demands vehicle match the description of one used by the terrorist group, isis k. they also said there was a large, secondary blast after the drone strike suggesting that he was transporting explosive. but it actually turns out that that claim was fault to an investigation
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by the new york times a worker had even been employed by an american n g o. there are many similar fates and victims of the 20 year us campaign in afghanistan. as we discover in our in depth investigative theories on her voice, the will use all tools at our disposal killed our children for united states was bringing people to watch a site. it was a pointless exercise. on our latest report, we talked to brandon bryant, who flew drones for the u. s. military to help pay for his education. he spoke to us about his own personal experiences, which include his belief that he had killed innocent people. after my 1st shot, i took the 3 innocent men killed that i believe in this end i called my mother afterwards and cried. and she told me that it was good that i
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felt bad about it, because if i felt good about it, i would just be another psychopath. ah no other way. and again, for my education and the military showed up one day and i will pay for your education if you, sir, for a minimum of 4 years. and how can anyone turn that down? i started and comes down and turns around now goes in a military grade or actually since your job is to kill people and break things. so you got all these young enlisted dude and girls gallon and guys who are out of high school grab no experience in anything who are now basically video game snipers for months of training. made that put in the position to make these
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decisions. the are the 1st 3 months i was in active missions. i watched enemy forces die. friendly forces die and the forces die an innocence, innocent, people die. and so i got to see like the impact on everybody's ah, ah, ah, ah, mental degradation, the proper term, every shot that we took,
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like they're cheering their congratulating each other. they're high fiving each other. people are getting promoted because of this stuff. it's like a withering away of who you are. i but he were hunting a man named n y all lucky. he was a mom from pm and i was told one day going in that president obama himself would stop and give the order himself to me. and i got this euphoric feeling. the death of the lock is a major blow to all kind of most active operational affiliate. and then his 16 year old son was killed 2 weeks later. and jones, right. when i asked some of the people that i knew why they struck me, do
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a romanella lucky they said, because they didn't want them to become a figure. the 1st thing that trump did in office was kill and we're our rockies. 8 year old daughter. we stay with the terrorist, you have to take out their families, maybe to them, it seems practical but to me it seems evil. oh i. ready there was an incident involved killing of civilians. they might have been to new zealand right civilians in afghanistan. so president obama got on television himself and was saying it was not the fault of intelligence or the military leadership. it was defaulted to drone operators that cause this and that really upset me because we get no intel. i felt like he was blaming me. landor in chief of the united states military was pointing a little me and saying, oh all those things that were other people's fault and sexually your phone, the.
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ah, i didn't know who i was anymore. i didn't know what i believed anymore. i didn't know my purpose anymore. i almost kill myself with a 9 millimeters 6 p 2266, our german law enforcement weapon. and the only reason i don't is because of him. he said he just wants he wanted to go for a walk and i'm sitting there with the goat in my hand and i'd ready to do it. and he's just like, dad, let's go for work. let's go for walk. i'm going to go for walks. ready ah, i have more 1st hand stories for people whose lives have been forever changed by americans longest war and are continuing special series on heard voices, which you can also watch at r t dot com. ah,
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i hello, driven by a dreamer shaped by those in me dares thing. we dare to ask what we got to do is identify the threats that we have crazy from taishan. let it be an arms race is on often very dramatic development. only personally,
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i'm going to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successful, very critical of time. time to sit down and talk me the news. ah welcome back to the program. now more americans were allowed to leave afghanistan on thursday with the taliban, giving them the green light to flee on charter flights almost 10 days after the official end of the u. s. withdrawal. many more though, still remain as the biden administration grapples with the fall out. and a series of link to messages is now shutting light on failed efforts to evacuate american citizens and the american citizens. yes, all of them we are abandoning american citizens. those texts which haven't yet been
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verified, were disclosed by michael young, a war correspondent and former us special forces soldier. he was among civilians working with the military and private networks to rescue stranded americans. he gave us details of his conversations with a high ranking u. s. military officer, that colonel was not physically present, but he was in contact major general chris donahue who, who was the combatant commander on the ground. and so that colonel wasn't physically there. in fact, he was very frustrated. as you can see from that tax, there was more tax those while he was really demonstrating a lot of frustration. at one point you said 10, you ran the gate and other words hit it with the car and get in. i mean, he wanted to rescue those people and you know, and he, i hope that his tags don't cause him any problems. he's the kind of general we need . no, he didn't want to follow those orders. he wanted to get them out. we had 3 jets on the ground that were private jets that were paid for by
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a friend of mine's team. his name is rick clay, and his team had paid for 3 jets. they were on the ground civilian jets waiting. and the us military was not letting even civilian americans with passports, american passports, our biggest problem of getting people out actually is the u. s. government. it's actually not the todd man. i know that sounds crazy, but the biggest problem is not valid in italy. man, i'm actually it's in some cases of actually helped us. you can't even make up the stuff. this is like something for a weird movies. so taliban is saying that us forces, happy to come and get them, or call us to let them through. nobody can make up the stuff. i don't care who's fault it is the department of state or the military. it's all of your fault. you didn't let them in period, they were at the gate. then of course, the next day we haven't pentagon in the white house that they're going know, you know, all american citizens who wanted to get in could have gotten in. but they couldn't actually make it to the airport and were saying, excuse my language,
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i don't know if i can say this on russian tv. they definitely were at the gate and period. michael yon also released conversations with contractors who were in football, one of them claiming that $45.00 americans, including women and children, were unable to enter the airport even if they had their us passports with them. the source claimed that some were even beaten and assaulted just for trying to get in. he added that he was asking senior officials for clarification on how they could be helped as they faced a terrifying weight. however, these commanders apparently refused to step in, leaving those still stuck outside to meet their fate. another contractor wrote that us generals new their citizens were stuck outside the airport, but still would not grant access even proposed paying other governments, such as the u. k. to help airlift americans and confirmed the general mark millie, chairman of the u. s. joint chiefs of staff had made the decision not to open the gate. can you confirm general milly was mentioned by name as the leader that is
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condemning them to death. yes, i can confirm that mentioned by name the picture coming from those conversations starkly contrast. the biden administration's narrative, as the white house kept insisting that the situation was under control and that no american citizens would be left behind. what we're doing every single minute of every single hour of every single day is working to create safe passage for all civilians, including the afghans who work for us to the airport to get them on planes and get them out. i think they're responsible, say americans are stranded, they are not. we are committed to bringing americans who want to come home homes. we completed one of the biggest err lists in history, extraordinary success. and this mission was due to the incredible skill, bravely and selfless courage of united states, military and our diplomats and intelligence professionals. after the evacuation,
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michael yon wrote a scathing letter to the military's high command, highlighting some of what he saw as missteps. specifically that us nationals were abandoned at the gates while 3 empty jets paid for by volunteers were waiting for them. we asked the pentagon for clarifications, but they have so far declined to comment, and yon believes the lack of transparency has made matters worse. that's what americans already say. we leave no one behind. right. and right now we've seen the military leave people behind the gate. but it's, it's a sin to say, well, i'm just going to live because it's humiliating. so we just have to leave behind and lie about it, know we're going to try to get them out and we're getting a lot of them out right now. the military in the department state are in our way, at this point. so in addition to leaving people behind, they are stopping us from getting them out. now, department state isn't our way where we want the military and the government to get out of our way. we don't need their help anymore. i mean,
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now that we're getting success is civilians because you know, we can do it. we don't need them, we're faster or more efficient. and we don't have the bureaucracy and we're just smarter than they are. the british prime minister has admitted breaking a key pledge of his election manifesto by raising personal taxes to their highest level in decades. we promise not to raise the rates of income tax, national insurance, or v a t. this is a tax guarantee, it will protect the income, so hardworking families across the next parliament. no conservative government, no conservative government to speak, every once to raise past is not will be honest with the highest like yes, i accept the break. i manifest commitment, which is not something which is not something i do likely, but a global pandemic within the follows and 18 months spending spree because of cobra . 1900, which is seen the national debt spiral. in the 1st year of the pandemic,
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the government borrowed 300000000000 pounds, a large part of which was used to fund the workers furlough scheme. forest johnson called tuesdays tax like a difficult but responsible decision needed to fix a funding shortfall in health and social care. were beginning the beginning to catch up program in the history of the an hfs. the levy will share the cost as fairly as possible between people and businesses because we all benefit from a well. busy supported and a chest and all businesses benefit from a healthy workforce. the shuttle work in pensions. secretary jonathan reynolds, reacting to the prime minister, essentially saying the way the government try to frame this issue of, for example, people living longer and having healthier lives and insensitive way of dealing with what are very real issues for the elderly when it comes to their pensions. the
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governments cases of the 1st day or in the pan demik have produced a statistical aberration. i reject the presentation of this issue as the source of intergenerational tension or unfairness because we all have an interest in ensuring that there's a decent state pension in the future. we would never present increase longevity as a problem the pretends to the prime minister only here, because it's time to make is not going to wash. he's putting a sticking plaster over gaping wounds which his party inflicted. he made the comment on social care before the pandemic, and he said he would pay for it without raising taxes before the pandemic. now this is of course, the 2nd manifest pledge that the prime minister has broken within a day. the 2nd of those being an announcement to raise national insurance contributions, which they the government that is promised not to do in the lead up to that election at the end of $29.00 teams. so the government, the chancellor, the treasury all with a balancing act to do to have tried to please if not all sectors of society as many
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as possible when it comes to the agenda, not just in the u. k. the so called global gender build back better point and slogan the bars. johnson repeated again trying to find out how much was clinical, commentator anthony webber told us the tax hike, reflect irresponsible government for behavior amid depend demik. i think it is damaging because of the way it's been done to saw where he's playing the times i make the governments is actually dealt with the district course that way it's been spending more time, not thinking about the consequences. it's now trying to deal with the consequences by bringing in this additional means of getting money as the leader of the opposition court today. all the problems we had with the chess with
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social care interested well before the american malone. and that's the weekly, on our, to international join us for, again, for more in just about 30 minutes. me the join me every 1st on the alex simon show. and i'll be speaking to guess in the world, the politics sport. business. i'm show business. i'll see you then me my name is jason, whatever. you think you remember me and i can been searching the river. it was pretty obvious. he had muddy boots on his arrogant, he was sitting.


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