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>> welcome to al jazeera. i'm stephanie sigh. here are the top stories we're following at this hour. with the country into the second week of a government shut down, concerns are focused on another approaching deadline october 17th, the day when the treasury department say the government will run out of enough money to pay its bills. congress won't pass a debt ceiling bill without compromise and concessions. the arrest of an al qaeda leader in libya, does of protestors over the arrest.
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al-liby is accused of the 1997 embassy bombings in kenya and tanzania. at leftie 278 cases of salmonella have been reported in 18 states, outbreak connected to chicken products from plants owned by foster farms. record breaking south dakota snow storm, at least four people were killed in the powerful blizzard and some cattle ranchers lost more than half their herds. those are the headlines. america tonight is up next. on "america tonight" new pressure points top war on terror. the u.s. strategy that put al balance. >> al-shabab does not know what the u.s. might or might not do.
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>> and tackling the redskins. the quarterback and chief makes an automobile, will the nfl carry tout play? >> if i were the owner of the team and i knew that there was name of my team that a story in history that was offending a sizable group of people i would think about changing it. good evening, thanks for joining us. two u.s. strikes on targets in africa and what they might signify about washington's changing approach to the fight against terror. over the weekend in two separate
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and according to white house officials unrelated admissions, navy seals moved in on al qaeda linked leaders in somalia and hreub yeah. the operation in tr ipo li meant key figure wanted in connection with the 1998 bombings in africa. the mission targeting a leader of the al qaeda franchise known as al-shabab didn't turn out as the u.s. military had hoped. >> reporter: members of the team struck at a house in somali. their target a top operation's for al-shabab. the attack in an up scale mall in somalia. the commander unit was forced to retreat to the shore without injuries but also without their target.
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former u.s. ambassador says the failure. >> the one thing that it accomplished was to put al-shabab off balance. at this point, al-shabab can't know what the u.s. might or might not do. they have to be prepared for any possible occasion. this is going to cause them to rethink all of their strategies. >> secretary of state john kerry on a trip to indonesia said the strike should send a message . >> we hope they are clear that the united states will never stop its effort to those members of al qaeda. hide. >> the latest mission to somalia was specifically timed. >> i think bombing was an effort to be supportive of the kenyans to show al-shabab that the
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united states the is still very concerned about this terrorists capacity and would like to make it. >> the weekend raid came on the 20th anniversary, almost to the day of the downing of a u.s. military blackhawk helicopter during a mission in somalia. it solved the bodies of american sol kwrers dragged through the streets by somali fighters. she was the coordinator said u.s. past mistakes helped the rise of al-shabab after foreign forces pulled oh out of the country and left by religious hard liners. the u.s. is very sensitive to the risk of using any personnel given the history of its interventioning there. 20 years a go, the world watched as the body of army rangers were being broadcast on tv. the death of casualties was leading an operation will
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rebound. >> i know that you know many of these al zsa al-shabab figures very well yourself. what do they know about this guy they were trying to capture? >> well, he is a somali national. he's a religious person and is reportedly a somali national who happens that they coordinate somali. he's known as a key logistic guy planner. him. >> i understand that there are not very many pictures available of him. i appreciate you being with us. in the other weekend mission, u.s. forces did end a 15-year man hunt taken in the to custody the than considered to be the mastermind of the 1988
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embassy bombings in tanzania and kenya. he's one of the world's most wanted men. he lived in the u.k. for a time. he was detained by scotland yard. he had been living back in his nativeive libya over the last few years. >> now put in context these latest missions join by al jazeera coordinator. we appreciate you. being with us. can you give us. perspective of these missions. is it a sign at all that there's any growing resurgents of al qaeda? >> i think it's the united states wants to keep pressure on these groups. it was to keep them in the air. not what we know or how much we know their resense or their plan.
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if there has been more time worrying about their own safety safety -- can you signify at all about the u.s. is approaching the war on terror now. we have been doing a lot of resent months about drone strikes. case. this is actually boots on the guys. is there a sense that we're now going to go in a different direction? >> i guess the united states security used whatever is in the arsenal. if we have human intelligence as we have the authority to insert a team and extract someone the u.s. will do that. and the in both of these cases what's interesting is that the u.s. cuddle no could not have kn tonless we penetrated these networks. it's that we got, we're
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pursueing good human intelligence and that's a good signal. bombing people from the air 30,000 feet, not knowing what you're hitting, that has real draw backs. but being able to find him in the streets of trip oh oli is a triumph. >> maybe there was u not another day to do this? to perform this mission? >> well, the libyan government helped. i think it would have done a puckic relations disaster to do so. i think it also points the fact that we could follow this al-liby to his mosque in the morning and put him in the car afterwards. it means that the militia that
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we cooperate ed with are giving us spell skwrepbs. conclusion. >> what about the current strength of the libyan government? >> it is quite weak. it is a triumph of sorts. the whole libya system was based on khadafi and dictatorship on his revolutionary committees and all has to be rebuilt. in the meantime, the worth is thrown up by the revolution. our arms are powerful and do make amens. it's a very weak security situation. it's not as bad, i think as it looks like on the outside it's not like somalia. it's an area where i think the u.s. and nato hadn't done enough security. >> will that explain why there's such objection to the
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possibility of drones being used there? that you wouldn't want any sort of backlash or a domestic picture might be by this. >> that's right. that's using in a place that's libya. which is, at the moment, very pro-western, very greatful tomatoe. nato. >> and somalia itself, to the history thereof blackhawk down and what we all remember in the united states is this difficult period in our history. can you talk about that? this there a sense of al-shababs rising in a way that the united states navy had to put firmer hands on? >> this is regard to somalia. what's happened in the past 18 months has been quite positive.
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the al-shabab terrorist group has been expelled from the capitol. we still have a position in this port that -- i think they have been driven to the countryside for the most part. there the a well liked president president. i think it's reeling. they will have to capture what has been very much the radicalism in neighboring kenya . i think government regards the outport at this port. all that is trying to khaurp
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someone who has been involved in kenya terrorism. the u.s. is giving support to the policy. >> al jazeera, thank you for being with us, professor. >> thank you. >> as we have noted on this program, up with concern about the profile is efforts in the united states, particularly in the minneapolis area which is home to the largest concentration of s somali imgrants. america night met two local mothers and asked them to describe for their children. >> hi. i live in somalia. part of my life. left in 1991 during the civil war.
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>> >> it's nothing that was just. >> for many people they like to be close by the family of the community so having my family already here is a no brainer.
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>> it's not actually i scare the most. it's my kids being monitored. just because they happen to be somali and muslim. i feel like someone is watching our soldiers. especially when we travel. so, it's a lot of tension.
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>> all i want is my kids to be successful in life. to graduate. i don't want my kids to be fighting somebody else. nobody wants that. i just happen to be -- i look
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different an i have a different religion but that doesn't mean i have different values. >> and here on "america tonight" the stepped up pressure to solve one crisis an head off another. the latest oh on the government shut down and a second deadline
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[[voiceover]] from al jazeera media network comes a new voice of journalism in the u.s. >>the delta is a microcosm
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of america. [[voiceover]] we tell the human story, from around the block, across the country, with more points of view. >>if joe can't find work, his family will go from living in a motel to living in their car. [[voiceover]] connected, inspired, bold. >>about a thousand protestors have occupied ... a new week brings very little. the sh-t down enters a second week on tuesday. october 17th is looming. that is which the united states our entire government was default on its debt if congress and the the white house can't work out its differences. they are for heading tout debt ceiling. house speaker john boehner through down the gauntlet. >> there's no way we will pass the vote. the president is looking to fault by not having a
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conversation with us. >> so under no circumstances will you pass it? path. fire. >> the american people have been fighting their way out of the depression. >> the economy is coming back. they don't need politics in washington to bring the economy down. >> but senator cruz is urging republicans to use the debt limit to force a deal. >> the debt ceiling has been among the best leverage that congress has. >> more than 300,000 civilians went back to work at the pentagon today put hundreds of thousands of federal workers are still being non-sendtial. >> however, the house approved back pay for government workers effected by the shut down. senate and the white house say they will go along. president obama says only one thing is keeping the government from reopening for peus. >> enough votes in the hous houf
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representative sendives to make sure that the government reopens today. the only thing that's preventing boehner. >> this morning the senior white house official says that the president would rather default than to steu sit by and negotiate.
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we felt that they should use obama care to per sip tate a crisis whether or not we default or shutting down the government. >> we will change things. >> what about the american people in office. you see their frustration? do you think they are set up with what's happened here? ed. >> yeah. they are hurting. something like half the people in this country live pay check to paycheck. i look here on capitol hill. instead of creating jobs, they pay. >> what about obama care itself. here, it has become argument. >> we have to make in terms of health care, obama care is a modest step
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forward. it's unfortunate, many have the best health care in the world are busy telling us we can't provide health insurance for over 20 million people. >> looking forward for the debt ceiling issue. >> it would be my hope. >> also on capitol hill today was al jazeera correspondent. today, you made a bouncing pack and fort pulling all these things in the last few days. is there any sign that there could be a compromise reached on the shut down. >> it's not apparent. >> we'll have a short-term extension, probably
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not. there will be another grand argument or the end of last week. tphop how, no way that's going to happen. >> john boehner doesn't have a leeway. what you see happening is the shut down which a lot of people, including myself, thought that it's couple of days and everything would be horrible and we had to replay at 95 and have so much presure on republicans that they would cave. >> they would have to cave. >> so what you have now is nothing in to the debt ceiling which is just ten days away. >> why does it look so bad and why doesn't it look so bad. why isn't there that much pressure to move this somehow? >> first of all, i don't think you have people feeling that amount of personal pain. >> outside the belt way, yes.
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>> you had the world war ii memorial situation. you had the nih situation where children with cancer can't get there for treatment. but across the board with american public. i don't think it's really ceiling that kind of pain, at least not quiet. >> so such things as this decision to bring back 300,000 to to the defense department. that beats in to the end that this is a really a crisis that feel. >> that's true. the defense department is really can going back to work. that. on the other hand the president does the sandwich shop with joe biden and with television and the republicans getting their message out anyway they can . 86% of fema. people came back to help the
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tropical storm "karen." >> what do the polls tell us about what's going on. >> it's interesting. >> people are just does gusted, i hate to say it. but, i think republicans have more to blame at this point but then the president -- i think americans. what will happen if we go over that debt ceiling. it's sendtial for an economic crisis. they say it's not that big a deal and the 64% of key party voters say it's not that big a deal. what happensing here is the message is not reaching people. >> i think -- it's dynamic and where we are because tea party will represent the tea party and
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the hardest oh of the hard core which is now republican-based. any speaker of the house does not turn his or her back on the basis of party and that goes for both sides as well. it's supposed to be motivating elected. vote there in the house of representative sendives to pass a attached continuation of spending. he's probably right. but it's got a done deal. the republicans were on the sense or uncomfortable with this are not going to decide the leadership. speaker boehner remains in a tough spot. he cannot decide his fate. he said that wob horrible. >> and still with any concessions -- they will not circumstances.
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>> and life goes on. here. >> and we'll get more of our interview with bernie sanders this week op talk to al jazeer. ahead here, desperate attempts to reunite a syrian family. >> >> what are your officials doing on inside story, we bring together unexpected voices closest to the story, invite hard-hitting debate and desenting views and always explore issues relevant to you.
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a warning for the global economy, asia tells the united states to sort of the debt crisis and fast. hello and welcome, i'm steve in doha and the stop stories around the world on al jazeera. north korea has military on alert after united states moves ships in a south korea port. u.n. secretary says weapons experts may be needed to deal with the chemical stockpile.

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