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life stories from. nineteen forty five. you're watching our t.v. let's have a look at our top stories for this hour moscow plays host to scientific top brass to prevent a battle for the arctic summit only riches the countries involved to get their share of what is considered to be a quarter of the world's oil and gas reserves. russia has decided to sell its air defense missile systems to the log the chief of staff of the russian armed forces the plot was shelved due to the latest u.n. sanctions on this islamic republic. hard talks are gripping the big apple as world leaders brainstorm and how soon that
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a global poverty and hunger while on the sidelines of the summit the middle east quartet tried to bring forward the peace process between israel and the palestinians. and those were the headlines now former u.s. presidential adviser zbigniew of bridges he speaks about dangerous times from the past and gives his take on the modern day war on terror is interview is coming up next. has advised u.s. presidents for decades and served as the national security adviser under the carter administration he sits down now with r.t. dr brzezinski thank you so much for joining us we do appreciate this opportunity it's very nice to be with you it's been nine years sense nine eleven and there are still no signs of osama bin laden and your book the grand chessboard you write for america the chief geo political prize is eurasia america's global primacy is directly dependent on how long and how effectively it's preponderance on the
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eurasian continent is to staines is that why we're in afghanistan to sustain our global supremacy nowhere in afghanistan before because of nine eleven. nine eleven involved a horrendous crime against the american public and it's called for measures designed to make certain that that doesn't occur again american role on the huge continent of your racial it's much more benign it involves alliances with some countries it involves improvement in relations with some previous sometime going to us so it should not be confused with the operation of the gun the star which was a very specific historical motive and a very specific objective now i want to ask in an interview with a french magazine in one thousand nine hundred eight you called the covert funding of the mujahedeen prior to the former soviet union's invasion an excellent idea
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according to their analysis of what you said the dismantling of the soviet union was to a degree more important than quote some stared at muslims and that you don't regret it do you stand by that statement now yes although that version of so-called interview was not really an interview the interview was an extensive interview which was supposed to be translated and sent to me it was never was excerpts from and. sort of amalgamate it unpublished but basically defacto correct the united states decided to provide sort of covertly funding to the i've got a resistance when it became clear that the soviet union was big getting to intervene more actively and directly and eventually when it did intervene actively and directly that was expanded and continued under republican administrations after the president carter left office in turn the resistance in afghanistan led directly to the collapse of the soviet union and that removed from the international scene
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the horror of the possible nuclear war between the soviet union and america and has made possible the kind of reconciliation that it's not under way in eurasia but more importantly it removed a paralyzing. dilemma a paralyzing danger but hovered over the entire international community so the threat of the soviet union in thought that you're mentioning right now with of course much more important than the threat we say we have now with the so-called war on terror will clearly i mean look in the event of a war between the soviet union and the united states i was involved in the decision making process that would be provoked by an attack i would call for a response so we knew exactly the nature of the threat that we're all facing within a few hours literally within a few hours about eighty five to twenty million people let me repeat those numbers
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eighty five to about one hundred twenty million people would have been dead in the united states and in the soviet union there's just no comparison between that and terrorism which is nasty and dangerous and horrible particular victims but in terms of scale it's simply not the same ball park let's talk about the future implications of that decision that was made all those years ago. what did you expect the mujahideen what you're calling the afghan resistance to do with the weaponry that the u.s. and other countries provided to them after the soviet union fell did you expect this weaponry to be given. back the civil war which insinuate after to lead to the formation of what we have now which is the taliban i think the problem you know has to be looked at closer historical perspective the war lasted almost a decade it was a terrible brutal war for the soviet union the way against it of guns they killed
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close to a million guns they drove about forty five million afghans out of their country so the process of consolidation the rehabilitation of the understand was bombed to be prolonged and the west unfortunately roughly ten years saf. attack started and then the soviets left did very little to rehabilitate gunderson and the taliban phenomenon i wrote was several years after the soviet union departed. the taliban it was not involved in fighting. against the soviets to drive out the foreigners from. the capitalize on the opportunity to develop in afghanistan after the end of the war when it was largely ignored by everyone else to weapons you know the. tradition of being armed individually the weapons are provided most a very simple weapons mostly there with few exceptions the kind most guys could
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handle without difficulty so you don't believe that the funding of the dean led to the formation of the taliban today no but if i look look look what the osama bin laden himself said. some of bin laden described the reasons why he engaged in terrorism against the west and in fact that so it was not. international terrorism that the taliban was involved in imposing their star on the medieval concept of suicide. but unfortunately it gave a haven to al qaeda osama bin laden and al qaeda had global aspirations and engage in global terrorism would we be having this conversation now if we didn't expect the soviet union to the former soviet union to invade prior to our funding the mujahideen so i'm sure it was already involved directly through the south for several years by the time to funding started the funding started at
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a time when the soviet union was already making preparations to invade afghanistan did you think that that would provoke the the so far i have no way of knowing but i was assuming they would go in because they were going in you know it was evident there was an escalation of soviet involvement and by the time the funding stuff. the soviet union was already involved militarily with guns there and i get back to this this idea from your book that eurasia is the spirit important chess player if you well for. the united states you also mention in your book that you are a just just a chess board out much of the struggle for global primacy continues to be played and the most immediate task is to make certain that no state or combination of states gain the capacity to expel the united states from eurasia or even diminishing effectively its decisive arbitrary rule now what states at the moment would you say are threatening the u.s. role there and here asia well first of all i think one has to take into account
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that the soviet union is no longer around so the american soviet competition which in many ways was largely over. control over your regime is finished we also now have a much more important participant in this sort of distribution of power across your asia and that is china so the nature of so to speak the competition the rivalry or the game has changed it's much more knowledge question of maneuver political accommodation. balancing to make certain that no one dominates this continent and particularly no one who is imbue it with a global missionary zeal as the soviet union was so i think the nature of the relationships now on the eurasian continent is fundamentally different and provides for much greater opportunity of some accommodation we've seen an accommodation developing still timidly developing between russia and the united
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states and that's an important development we have a significant relationship with china. the european union japan and others are becoming involved so i think it's a much more so to speak balance. and potentially more stable and certainly that's hostile. kind of relationship so i want to switch gears to another region that were influential on the middle east with the israeli palestinian conflict now you helped draft a letter with with lee hamilton that suggested that hamas should be part of this equation what do you make of the current day peace process the one that's taking place right now hamas is not part of that equation how far do you think they'll get in finding a solution to the problem a two state solution ultimately i think it would be very difficult to settle this problem totally the more extremist parties on both sides and so. i don't.
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think i would have a problem. on both your people who are against this if so at some stage maybe not right away but at some stage. the sort of extremists will have to be drawn into the dialogue because otherwise don't undermine it do you predict that the obama administration before the next election cycle comes that they will engage mosques in this discussion and i'll take it as such prediction because that would be a wonderful headline and there's no basis for making such your protection because how can read it and dissipate so precisely a specific historical event but in some fashion if there is going to case we don't know this everyone the book knows it that hamas will have to be involved in some fashion syria and israel will have to be involved in a joint direct dialogue in some fashion that hezbollah will have to be fitted into the process so we're dealing here with more or less known pieces that will
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have to be at different stages drawn into a process if it is to be a lasting one but in present circumstances for the negotiations to begin by the most moderately inclined part to. supposing both sides make sense i'm wondering if you could also now switch to iran since that's then a very big topic now for actually decades. iran has seemed defiant despite sanctions and despite other threats coming from outside forces including some of their allies they've remained defiant do you think that it will eventually lead to airstrikes on their nuclear facilities well i certainly hope not. because i don't think a wider war in the region is to be desired and the us should not support israel if they choose to do that independently i think a wider war in the region is not desirable but we have to be conscious of that and it is a boy who would a possible war on iran if it is launch of the threat and america is. standing in
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eurasia i think a war in the region it will spread and of all the america whoever starts it and i think that's not in america's interest i don't think it's in the region's interest i don't think it's in the interest of the international community dr brzezinski thank you so much thank you i greatly appreciate it nice to talk to you as to talk to you as well. when it's something really crucial what you want to get down to. the strong links you. look for. discussion expert opinions on the pricing issues of the region. markets foreign.
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moscow plays host to scientific top brass to prevent a battle for the arctic sea but all watches the countries involved need to get their share of what is considered to be a quarter of the world's oil and gas reserves. russia has decided not to sell its air defense missile systems to iran which in from staff of the russian armed forces says the plan was shelved due to the latest u.n. sanctions on this islamic republic. hard talks are gripping the big apple as world leaders brainstorm on how to eradicate global poverty and hunger while on the sidelines of the summit the middle east quartet tried to bring forward the peace process between israel and the palestinians. and with all the latest in
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sports. hello there thanks for watching the sport and this is what is coming up over the next few minutes. the moment. for a place in the quarter finals of the russian cup. plus a collapse of confidence safety fears grow over delhi's ability to host the commonwealth games. trading places russian top tennis stars to help has extended become a new force on the court that's kick off the football there where teams are playing for a place in the quarter finals of the russian cup and they're all for premier league clubs and detaining lower league opposition so no need to use konqueror is going yak in the early fixtures come right down to problems he says she is currently in progress in the city one up against former top flight side luke. brace that while
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their legs begin scored an own goal. to involve god in the southern russian. and the normal moscow are up against volga a little late but there's also a busy night of football in england's parting cup on cheese day because of the day so andre shodan arsenal knockout arch rivals talk in four one about those titles born the last a normal time when landry had open the scoring that the spurs before rock became equalized what looked like an offside position and a rather low sided extra time followed austin pushed hard for a winner and top engineers tried to visit his goal would be to penalties within four minutes and so naturally stepped up to convert but. i'm russian skipper are shouting completed what had really become a right to go from the tired angle to give us a read the history of white hart lane and to give. thanks that christiane are now i scored his first goal of the premier league season to help real madrid go top of the title for a three zero win at
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a spaniel however the portugal forward today did in the penalty spot that a secret reality from the most often are gone in the second half both sides are that players sent off within two minutes of each other and now bad temper vida the twenty minutes to go agin time gonzales one finished off is possibly the powerful live shot of the striker also right when he's telling the spanish top side of the season and then dying many scouting benzema completed the three no driving that spangle were down to nine men by this time i. used by russia have been drawn against sweden in the first round of next year's davis cup why newcomers cuz external play the czech republic in there right now are because it's made the top tier of the band's tennis following victory over switzerland last week but with a bit of help from russia it's poor fleet. because extern is a country only up its young capital astra some award boldest architecture on the
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sporting from the country starting to catch up the rest of the world following years of under-investment i'm not underachievement nowhere is this more evident than the current state of tennis sport was hardly taken seriously in the country up until forty years ago but his central asian nation is certainly making up for lost time we have been across the country in every major city in any centers. first of all for young children and also for professionals of the good quality. second for. professional tennis is developing. one of the of this project this of course there is stop and pick up games because extern qualified for the top tier of men's tennis for the first time in its history following a five nil demolition job of switzerland which is enough to propel them into the davis cup world group and it will happen who's coachable like the man according to cover and is now working with the catholic team says these results can only be
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beneficial and it helps of course because. tennis will be more well known to around this country they will look now they will look at the results of the players and i think that's a very very important for classics time to be in the world. and the success doesn't end there you know slava shivers establish herself as one of the top players on the women's doubles team winning back to back grand slams at wimbledon in the u.s. open in two thousand and ten but it because of tennis federation hardly existed forty years ago how as a country able to make such rapid strides feel sort of simple russia since two thousand and eight the country's been inviting players from their northern neighbor to play for them and they've been quite a few takers this seems to be bothering the russian davis and fed cup captain share meal to be sure of. i don't have a problem. there is an agreement between artists federations to help each other road users manage to help a lot of to split as they've managed to get extra funding from the kinds of
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federation which helps them to develop there were problems in russia as we were unable to give them the finance who they needed because we have so many good players. russian tennis on the winning side of the game is still in a very healthy state or the same can be said of the men marat safin is a ready retired one to collide over doing comics are usually both approaching thirty seven golden generation the new millennium is coming to an end over end the goal of who's one of kazakhstan's brightest stars says bay should have few problems but i think somebody is coming for some young guys i hope for them so. yeah but russia has looked into they don't include me and they have maybe it's not twenty two years old but they're still. top them guys and it's not easy to to play against but of course. the problem with the young guys but i'm sure. we
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find somewhere time will only tell of goal of speed dictions come true but for the moment russia's loss is kazakhstan's game and the future of the sport in this central asian nation is looking very bright indeed richard both lead r.t. are still narcotics. going died over india's ability to host the commonwealth games after a bridge collapsed near the main stadium in delhi at least twenty three people were injured when the pedestrian bridge fell down on cheese day while a ceiling near the weight lifting arena caved in on wednesday delis team to host the games from october the third but several countries have concerns over safety in the quality of the athletes' village which isn't finished high profile athletes who were drawn include hundred meter world record how are you saying bolt on the starting discus world champion danny samuels who explained her decision. for every day now i've been solely focused on winning a gold medal at the calm of games new delhi for myself my family for my team and of
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course first round however has reached the point now where he not justify competing in india as i believe there are too many potential hazards to my health my wellbeing and my life all of which are not willing to jeopardize. the denver broncos have been paying tribute to teammate kenny mckinley who committed suicide twenty three year old's body was found by friends on monday police say he shot himself a mckinley was our fifth round draft choice out of south carolina last year and broncos players have decided to leave his locker in place for the remainder of the season in his memory there will also be a moment of silence before sunday's day against indianapolis. you know it is tough any time you lose a guy like him. you know we just love for the community you know support his family and support his players you know together we get through everything well i guess it is a tough moment to lose a family member a little on a teammate but they're like kenny i sat in the now then it is almost time to go but
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