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congressman rohrbacher with his criticism of washington's foreign policy and american double standards on china. we are sitting down with congressman dana rohrbacher u.s. representative from california's forty sixth district also a former official with president reagan's administration congressman thank you so much for sitting down with us i want to focus today on some foreign policy issues so let's start right away with china i know you've been a staunch critic of the way the u.s. relationship with china has evolved how would you rate that relationship today well we're giving our just rewards for having those stupid policy we have built china into a major economic power without demanding any type of political reforms we've given the most favored nation status one will free trade we permitted them to steal
our technology they get away with murder quite literally economically or figuratively economically but quite literally. you know in reality when they're murdering dissidents and taking the people religious dissenters like the falun gong and throwing them in the prison so what we've got is we've created a monster what was a very weak country before we are permitted to build into a massive economic power with the course are a lot of our own industrial leaders making a profit by doing that well i was just about to say you know along those lines china was only one of a handful of countries actually exempt from u.s. sanctions these are countries who were importing crude oil from iran china doing that but was example why is that why you know these policies how do they benefit the u.s. well i think it. is
a horrible double standard that we have what. we have heaped on russia all kinds of requirements and restrictions and mandates if they're going to get anything. you know if it's the repeal of jackson van eyck which should have been done twenty years ago which less most favored nation status while china has had no liberalization at all and russia's had enormous liberalization their churches are fold aoun you have opposition groups in opposition papers and russia you have nothing like that in china whatsoever but let's be honest china has in many cases taken up the debt of the u.s. has come to lend it helping hand i'm always ready to mouth but also to be very aware that we bend over backwards for these people before they had our debt we have we are the ones who created them into an economic power and which they could. loan money back to the united states so it is there are there is a certain member of big business that in this country who have profited greatly by
the china trade the average working people have lost out greatly because the jobs that they should have in manufacturing have gone over to china and the technology that they paid for in their taxes the r. and d. has gone to china for free who specifically has benefited in this country well you've got some very big businesses of established manufacturing units in china and they do so thinking that they're going to go from my ten percent profit to a twenty percent profit over the long run. the people who own the stock get it so lose out because the chinese confiscate some of the properties over there and our own working people because they lose manufacturing jobs and then there's maybe the c.e.o. puts a couple million dollars in his pocket as a bonus and then after a year or two fades away even though the long term result has been catastrophic for for his company what is your concern if these policies continue are you worried
that it could have a negative impact on the u.s. i think it to be a negative impact on the whole world to have the world's. worse human rights abuse are which china has. to have enormous economic power and transferring that to military power and i think you will find the china is becoming is already becoming much more aggressive than it was twenty years ago and i think you'll find that places whether it's russia will find for example that china will start making claims again to territories that were taken at the time of the czars from china china now claims all of the south china sea they claim huge areas in the india that's the size of texas this is a regime that's made arrogant land claims and i might say frightening lying claim flat land claims because if they try to move forward based on those claims nobody's
will come close to a war and i think russia and all the other countries surrounding china had better start thinking about the future and realizing when as they gets more powerful it's going to become a much greater threat to them let's switch over to afghanistan i know you recently had a trip planned there president karzai thought congressman rohrabacher is not welcome here what had you planned to do when you went and why do you think president hart i don't want to see you well president karzai is a stooge of the pakistanis all right he is their boy in afghanistan and by the way our state department. just kisses up the pakistanis it has been doing so for the last thirty years which is one of the major reasons we've had problems down there but isn't that one of the major reasons that that the u.s. needs to do that is to keep the borders open to be able to get you know the flow of goods to afghanistan where the troops. who wants to be in afghanistan i mean why
should anybody the russians should understand how that that is a rotten place for people to station their foreign troops. they're not going to make any friends and the afghans traditionally when they open their eyes and they see foreign troops around them they say i don't like them and i don't want them here in my country and. what we've god is afghanistan has been manipulated policy has been reliably manipulated by pakistan and i think that my recognition that the government that this was a stablished after nine eleven and afghanistan does not reflect. the values of the afghan people themselves it's a it's a totally different structure it's a centralized system where afghans demand more centralized authority in their village and tribal leaders and karzai of course has no basis support so as i'm
pointing those things out and the fact that he's so tied into the pakistanis that cars i didn't want me around so he exercised is just to be clear you think that you the u.s. should not be in afghanistan at all i think that right now we should get our butts out of afghanistan as quickly as we can so that as few americans are lose their lives in afghanistan as is. as as possible if you have some perspective on this i know that you you know when you worked with reagan back in the late night plane eighty four in afghanistan against you or as it was over watching from russian t.v. i mean i i think that i was there with the mujahideen and where you also said the taliban wanted to form and wanted to establish a disciplined moral society what happens but now that quote what happened was i was opposing the taleban every step of the way and the taliban were not the mujahideen
who defeated the soviet union the the the tell about a creation of pakistan's military intelligence so you do not support the taliban and never. never but there's a couple two or three quotes that have come out. because i was opposing them and then it was a fait accompli they took over kabul and i tried to put. the most hopeful about clothes as they could be out for two or three weeks and then the back of the taliban started acting the way i always knew they would oppose them every step of the way they got power i tried to put the best face on it for a couple weeks but after that i went to work in the one nine hundred ninety s. creating the coalition against the taliban based on the king of afghanistan and what later became the northern alliance so all of this nonsense about according to interviews i did and was trying to be optimistic but. things change certainly as
far as afghanistan goes i mean you said that we should get our butts out as fast as possible a lot of people are starting to be concerned that when if and when that happens there's just going to be a crazy ridiculous civil war that all the factions are already preparing their reporting on this are ready preparing their training they're putting up weapons and then it's going to be back to you know the soviet. afghanistan and has a very. wise culture and decentralized system of power and they have ethics. groups that have lived next to one another for centuries and the think groups have known that they have to have be have arms because they call them warlords but in fact what they are armed ethnic leaders who protect their people from attacks from other ethnic groups that's where it's been for century after century after century so there's nothing wrong with these people having arms they always will that's their culture but what's happened is that you
have pakistan trying to working through an alliance with one ethnic group the push to trying to. and all of afghanistan that's what the taliban were all about when the taliban took over kabul thirty thousand of these quote taliban were actually pakistani troops dressed up as taleban and yeah if when the united states leaves the most important thing is that those people who have opposed the tele bomb are not left vulnerable and we can do that we can do that very easily could make sure that. we do not leave for example we can work with those in the northern alliance that defeated the taliban originally and make sure they can defend themselves all right congressman dana rohrabacher from california forty six. right .
. little stories and i see an american proxy war in syria u.s. intelligence has reportedly been given a big problem from president obama the rebels of their violent crime grow their son . russian president vladimir putin had to london where is he where is also expected to be central in talks with british leader david cameron with the two at all the how to solve the conflict. and the way that states of pressure rolls over rising social movements in the gulf the latest victims being nine oxidase arrested in the united. states time for that sport and dmitri is here with the latest from london where russia's run of medals continues at the olympic games that's absolutely right you know gold for russia unfortunately but
there were two silvers in fencing and one bronze in cycling more on that in just a moment. hello there welcome to the sports think children in our six hour let's take a quick look at what happened on day five of the london olympics now with a headline. hungry for gold rush claims silver in diving and fencing but has gone without to finish for a second day running. the great british olympic. cyclists bradley wiggins wins in the manes time trial for his four olympic gold. gold in the world. of hungary wins two hundred mi to breaststroke with the thought
of a time. but first russia's run of medals continues at the olympic games to and a bronze to savor on date five in london with all the details. now russia's fences are just rattling their sabers at the moment they are winning medals with them so fearfully the latest she grabbed a silver in the women's individual event the second seed got through to the final but there she did lose to the corinne kim gone who was the slight underdog but it is still a silver for the fences and the bronze they got in the men's individual saber earlier in the week while another silver came in dramatic fashion in the diving charles pair of queen chi a new young tang won the three meter synchronized springboard but russia is that of and you can use nets of snatch silver from under the noses of the americans a spectacular four and a half somersault tuck enough for second place meanwhile the cyclists all visible
in sky is celebrating her second bronze of the games it came in the time trial which was won by american christine armstrong who retains her olympic title and germany's world champion judith lance got the silver because evelyn sky was able to get on the podium just by two seconds and that is the second medal for her after she picked up a bronze in the women's road race earlier in the week. it was the first medal was the hardest to get the second one in the time trial was quite expected for me although it could have been better than bronze i'm a bit disappointed with the fact it wasn't gold but i'm still proud of myself i gave my all at the olympics and it paid off meanwhile maria sharapova stays on course for the golden slam of tennis she has won all four majors and is just waiting for that limping title to complete the set she was through to the quarter finals after beating the germans to being the sea ski outward and also in the last stages fellow russian maria kirilenko although. be able to add to the bronze she
won in beijing she lost to serena williams and that is also act now it's rare that badminton makes the front pages but it has here at the london games because some players have been disqualified for trying to lose on purpose but it isn't all bad news because russia could benefit. to explain more here's richard with thursday's preview. for. abutments it is certainly not a sport the russians have much success with over the last few years however it could be about to change on thursday on base six of the london two thousand and twelve olympics as a women's it doubles team of. compete in the last four and of a minute managed to win backlash they will move through to the gold medal game however had a bit of help on the way as for the leading pairs from around the world two chinese teams one from indonesia one's from south korea were disqualified for not trying
hard enough during their round robin games for russia certainly have a lot of success on the judo mounts this competition so far with two golds and a bronze to show for their efforts so far i'll be hoping to increase fan tally on thursday as a men's one hundred kilogram caps agree to gear high bely if he's competing as well as in the women's seventy eight kilogram category that's where. we'll be having efforts to try and win a medal for russia as well or even a new front over the latest russians when judo made only one a bronze if you remember and this is what he had to say about russians going up on the first tee want to go and you know he is the reigning world champion currently the strongest one in his weight class because of course it's hard to make any predictions but he's been in his best shape recently so let's hope luck will be on he's. often seen as been a lot of small where russia really excelled so far of these games and they've got every chance of adding to their medal haul on thursday as for women's team for oil
will be competing in the team competition well they're the reigning world champions coming into this competition ranked second just behind italians there's every chance fair that they could least try and battle out for a place on the podium if not a gold medal for sure. going to imbed love to have this success russia's friends is a proud they came into these games with a lot of hope and expectation is also very good shooters just haven't had a lot calmer side so far these games well the last person to be was a little sharman and he missed out on a bronze medal in the playoffs really he lost to his qatari opponent so certainly will be looking for a bit more luck and have been hoping for a bit more success and hopefully making big can get him a means of double trap on thursday which will see the tally for kids of asylum or soon competing and hopefully they can earn russia their first shooting made all of these two thousand and twelve olympic games in london. or.
so after five days of competition if you do look at the medals table you will see that russia have two goals for silvers and five bronze medals not bad in the first week which traditionally is russia's weakest andrey farmer partake of london. staying in the british capital in women's basketball russia are through to the playoffs that's. great britain in the third match of the group stage these charges started the whole way as they found themselves ten points behind in the first quarter at twelve but they were covered in the second and going to twenty nine twenty seven had back half time quarter turned out to beat. the russians. and claimed a victory. over the top scorer for the winners with twelve points. over to cycling nowhere bradley wiggins has claimed gold in the mains time trial to the
france when it needed fifteen minutes and thirty nine seconds to complete the forty four kilometer course that was forty two seconds faster than john one of the world champion tony martin another break chris froome completed the sixty eight seconds behind wiggins thirty two london it's now great britain's most decorated with seven medals for gold once over and to. never ever going to experience anything about that ever again in more sporting career on home soil in a little. you know these last six weeks i don't think i'm ever going to talk to my sporting green winning the school coming back and we did a horrible games and a force that. still can go. you know but he's used a. vodka tonic oh oh. let's now move to the aquatic center of london where
day five saw another world record in swimming hungary's denning good who won gold in the maine's two hundred meter breaststroke with a time of two minutes seven point two eight seconds three hundred faster than the previous world's best ever time in the event michael jamieson finished second for civil while japan and spread to ten she came home i now russia expected to dominate in all seven weight categories in wrestling in london while trying to improve on the beijing medal haul four years ago three gold two silver and one braun's mark orser of introduces the team. best they could do hope who won bronze in beijing in the fifty five kilograms last four years ago is the only one of the seven wrestlers making a second dylan bigots and this time though he will try his luck one step over his previous weight in the sixty kilogram division jamaal adar soldano will defend the
russian colors in the lightest fifty five k. division the three time european champion won his ticket to london by defeating world champion victor leavitt if in the russian nationals head on to the sixty six kilogram class where a long go guy is certainly on a high horse after that's when it's a year old won the most recent european championship and the russian side still in st petersburg the gum petition for a place in london in the seventy four kilo category was widely considered the main event of the russian nationals in st petersburg featuring a clash between the sydney champion of downside and suits and world champion uprising and they did denise our wish despite his brother bo bice our support who is a three time olympic champion himself citee of last given the coveted place on the team and zorro to ship of russia's republic of jean o'boyle korea to wrestle in the eighty four kilogram class while that's once a twelve european and russian champion albus along that diesel will try to roll the
mats in the one just six kilos of vision the super heavyweight category of one hundred and twenty k. features the explosive just done a bit all markel who missed the previous games judo and illness. olympic wrestlers are in for five ballots if they are to go all the way that is starting on the fifth of august room on call serve or to eat at what sold the sports news for the moment i'll be back into ice time with more for you by now.