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tv   Inside Story 2019 Ep 172  Al Jazeera  June 22, 2019 10:33am-11:01am +03

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fiscal year 2001 point one trillion missing the pentagon has claimed year after year that the reason it can't account for the money is because its computers don't communicate with each other $1.00 trillion $1.00 bills stacked high would reach nearly 68000 miles into space one 3rd of the way to the moon. i got a phone call from the f.b.i. saying that i was a target of a death threat. and that's what happens when you go against the big boys who has the contracts today to make those systems communicate with each other and how much have the taxpayers paid for them there are times that corporations do things they should not do in which case they tend to be suspended for some period there are times then that corporations can get out of the penalty box it is you know any was never in the penalty box if you could proceed to my 2nd question please the 2nd question. i forgot what
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the 2nd question was. individuals operating in the shadows and never having their names called are able to leverage the power of the military and the foreign policy apparatus for their own personal pick junie ery in. what's now who's the enemy how do we justify. what better our new enemy. in. our.
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well being to the minus or leno mutinies must have unity back home by the i don't assist those for me. that i have on but i have to know by see that gears embodied in a little bit dorian out of the many guys who were no further than you or that the analysis. which you see mean this is tony then says and similarly i'm going to see mean you know better you don't know either foot on the dealer. but i have a nary doubt. yes it would be very dark even they let our money earned to that extent i am in
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a fabulous outer motherless delusion my see what i want in a service and i need an assist those for me. is a see in move from the mental demand your room on a c.c. your. get to the we and i nak tendency on the get a 2nd bit earlier their lack. of i think of the most basic level when we realize how we've entered into a permanent state of war like what often proponents of. counter terrorism on a global scale think of as a long war but a war without end something like that. and i think that what we've accepted is a political regime that is stained by fear is
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a very old very old political tactic i mean machiavelli asin the prince is it better for the prince to be feared or loved and his conclusion is because the locus of fear the the source of fear resides in him in the prince it can be constant for his rule whereas the locus of love resides in the people it's in their power and so for them could be constant long lasting i mean so much already opens a question that he probably doesn't provide us the answer with what would it mean to have our social arrangement like the basis of our social choices. be founded on love. i don't think one has to justify the cost and nature of the national security state one just has to keep the people fearful enough to support it but what i want to bring to your attention today is the potentially much more
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sinister nexus between iraq and the o. kind of terrorist network. every word in that speech was gone over by the director of central intelligence and his deputy director after so it was nothing that i made up it was nothing that i stuck in there and in fact some people tried to stick extra things in there that the intelligence community wouldn't verify with multi-sourcing and i said no powell grabbed me physically which was unlike him and drug me into a space at the cia at langley and said throw all the material in my presentation about terrorism out cut it out out this amount this is just within an hour george tenet the director of central intelligence made a spectacular bombshell presentation we have just learned from a high level al qaida operative under interrogation about significant contacts between baghdad smoot of our ought and al qaeda. this was
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devastating. here's the director of central intelligence telling the secretary of state that he has interrogated evidence well the secretary turned to me and said put it back in. to continue to have a deep interest in acquiring weapons of mass destruction as with the story of the kawi in his network i can trace the story of a senior terrorist operative telling how iraq provided training in these weapons to al qaeda later i learned that that was shake out libby that had to happen just instantly happened it happened months before they'd been water boarded in egypt 20 did this no u.s. personnel were present and he had recanted within a couple of weeks and we never were told about that every statement i make today is backed up by sources solid sources these are not assertions we're giving you are facts and conclusions based on solid intelligence we were indisputable we
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were lied to. and this our american and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm iraq to free and some people and to defend the world from grave danger as karl rove famously said to this reporter you know you guys are reality based communities we make reality by the time you figured out you know what's more the reality we've moved on the creation of another reality digital cell or cause to come into the possession of saddam hussein weapons of mass destruction did the united states sell to him absolutely not. iran iraq was on such a scale and i was on the iranian side and i went down to the balcony i was actually given a gasket and so let me take the train back right away up to town and the carriages with crimes with iranian soldiers had been gassed someone just cause aggression and
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one man who was reading. it was so he put a handkerchief where to blow his lips. gradually to cargo's became permeated with this sort of 36 mile and i realized it was the smell of the gas they were coughing up from the lungs i was going round the car has opened the windows on the night air is trying to clean the train out of the smell of obviously chemical. after 2003 i was being attacked on radio shows especially from america you know complaining about the american invasion you proceed on and i said excuse me i was on the train of iranians gassed by the iraqis and the chemical components came from the united states at the very time that you'll rumsfeld was meeting saddam you were meeting with saddam hussein i think we have some video of that. of that meeting tell me what was going on during this this why did you get this video from the iraqi television is on the iraqi television when did they give it to you recently are we back then we dug this out of the c.n.n.
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library i see isn't that interesting. there i am. our war on terror. begins with al qaida. but it does not in. this very phrase war on terror is irrational it's like saying. a war on the wall. when the serious fraud office launched its investigation into the crimes that we were covering it turned out that many of these arms deals have been forced through by tony blair personally piece of dirty case you don't sell. and once you start
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a war. you open a kind of pandora's box you don't control it it controls you. god it's not my goodness it was. my children. today there are good terrorists and bad the bad terrorists those in yemen who the united states deems to be a threat the good terrorists those who are in syria the job here is we've been there before. i mean if you consider the of the honest on story they have learned nothing. thanks.
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today if i say that the saudis are giving money to groups that are insane here that are not only illusory models so the. people who say you are a conspiracy theorist. american song review put $1000000000.00 each to give them training equipment we out of that was so clear to all those people to go we had. peace that's what we want freedom and peace not. the doctrine that has endured from bush to obama is that the world is a battlefield and that the united states has the right to go into any country around the world to conduct what they call kinetic operations lethal operations regardless of what international law says if you're a small state like we were for 150 years in in essence these are these spain france
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england even russia you've got to be exquisitely good at diplomacy you got to be able to talk yourself out of lots of things and make deals and compromises and so forth but if you're the world's head human you don't deal with anybody you smack him you your military and you smack him. they wanted 43000000000 pounds with the weaponry that was 6000000000 pounds in commission. there is no hope of any more because there's always a small cobbles people for war really really good business. in essence we in the united states have privatized the ultimate public function more shadow on al-jazeera.
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hello again well states it is going to be stormy here across the central plains over the next few days we have one storm that's exiting the eastern seaboard we're now going to be watching what is happening right here and you can already see the clouds that are already beginning to form now the next few days we have plenty of heat to fuel these storms you can see here dallas at 33 kansas city at 31 and the moisture is coming in from the gulf so a lot of moisture a lot of heat is going to cause those thunderstorms to form across much of this area on sunday we could be seeing some travel problems anywhere from dallas up
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towards chicago are connecting or making flights through these cities it could be a couple hours of delay here towards new york though on sunday it's going to be a warm day with plenty of sun and the temperature of 28 degrees across the caribbean not looking too bad for much of the islands when we see a no rain in the forecast here on saturday the big problem spots are going to be across much of central america the rain is going to continue and panama city we do expect to see rain and high for you of $31.00 degrees there and then down towards what is out it's going to be a mix of a clouds and rain over the next few days 70 degrees is your forecast but up towards rio de janeiro we're looking quite nice and a temperature of about $25.00 degrees there. freezing winds and rugged terrain and at times seem impossible. but for afghan traders who brave the work on kauri to hope that it's no choice. combating the
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the next 60 minutes u.s. president donald trump says he doesn't want war with iran as he admits to calling off retaliatory strikes to avoid casualties. people in georgia a protest for a 2nd day against russian influence president vladimir putin temporarily balance flights to the country. and hong kong police dismantle barricades around bare headquarters but demonstrators are determined to see a controversial extradition bill completely scrapped. plus the ethnic conflict in the democratic republic of congo which has forced thousands to seek shelter in neighboring uganda. hello u.s. president donald trump says he called offer to tell the story strikes on iran just 10 minutes before they were due to go ahead attacks were ordered against 3 iranian
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targets after an american surveillance drone was shot down over the strait of hormuz on thursday but trump says he changed his mind to avoid killing more than 150 people well iran on its part says it chose not to target a u.s. spy plane which was flying near the drone in its airspace. u.s. has requested an emergency closed door meeting of the u.n. security council on monday to discuss tensions with iran and the u.n. secretary general antonio where terrorist has called on both sides to have nerves of steel and avoid further escalation from washington alan fischer reports this was the reason the u.s. was prepared to launch an attack the doning of an unmanned military drawn by iran. these pictures are said to be the missile launch which are really in television says was filmed by the islamic republic's revolutionary guards the u.s. said the drone was over international waters a claim disputed by tirant donald trump says while 3 sites had been identified for
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strikes he cancelled the operation they came in they said sure we're ready to go we'd like a decision i said i want to know something before you go how many people will be killed. in this case or rainy and i said how many people are going to be killed. so i'd like to get back to you on that great people these generals they said they came back said. approximately 150. and i thought about it for a 2nd i said you know what they shut down an on demand. drone plane whatever you want to call it and here we are busy sitting with $150.00 dead people that would have taken place probably within a half an hour after i said go ahead and i didn't like it i didn't think it was i didn't think it was proportionate in toronto the revolutionary guard put on a display of what it said was wreckage from the u.s. drone recovered in a really intended trick the head of its space division claims
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a manned u.s. spy plane near detroit was not targeted that i wonder is it at the same moment when the aircraft was being tracked another spy aircraft called p. 8 was flying close to this drone that aircraft is man and has around 35 crew members where we could have targeted that plane it was our right to do so and yes it was american but we didn't do it we hit the unmanned aircraft. well secretary of state my point is heading to the region to talk to allies saudi arabia and the united arab emirates the u.s. special representative in iran has been brian who promised the u.s. would continue to exert maximum economic and diplomatic pressure on iran our diplomacy does not give iran the right to respond with military force in iran needs to meet diplomacy with diplomacy not military force iran's foreign ministry responded saying it needs diplomacy with diplomacy respect with respect and war
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with zealous defense the rise in tension in the region has led a number of international airlines to cancel or divert flights away from the area america's federal aviation administration says in the statement because of heightened military activity it is banning all u.s. carriers from operating in the gulf region a situation it says it's keeping under review alan fischer al-jazeera washington meanwhile the reuters news agency is reporting that hundreds of u.s. contractures will be evacuated from an iraqi military base over a potential security threats it says the evacuation from the balad base will take place in 2 stages hundreds of military contractors work there it was hit by a mortar attack last week no one was injured john hendren has more from washington d.c. . what happens now in the standoff between the united states and iran could depend
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on 2 things number one whom president trump is listening to and number 2 whether there are further provocations now the president of the united states was elected on a campaign saying he would pull the u.s. military out of iraq and afghanistan and another divisive and potentially unpopular conflict with iran could split the base that he needs in order to get reelected however he is long talks tough on iran and his national security director john bolton has long been an iran hawk the president is also getting criticism from republicans such as congresswoman lynne cheney who says that weakness is a provocation so we've been getting some heat on that secondly if there is another provocative incident between the 2 countries that could also set off some kind of military conflict and in a sign that things are getting tense or the u.s. is evacuating 40800 military conflict tractors from a base in bill lot of iraq that is after that base was struck with mortars on
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saturday a week ago in another base and other site in basra where exxon mobil the oil company was operating under u.s. auspices was hit with rocket attacks also and that attack was blamed on iran backed militias and that is that's coming from local officials there so whether there's another provocation could determine what the united states does at the moment things are calm well for more on the tensions in the gulf we can see to retired u.s. army major my clients who are joining us via skype from yonkers in the usa tony orica thanks for speaking to us on the news hour how do you explain president donald trump ordering these strikes and then calling them off. well i think that the response was balanced i thought it was measured and i thought it was the right thing and i actually felt that he was going to do that knowing full well that there
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were no casualties in the initial rainy attack on the drone i think he took that into consideration and you know iran was told a few weeks ago that if there were going to be american casualties then the u.s. would respond militarily so i think he factored that into play and i think the military gave him those courses of action different different packages that gave him different results but i think he looked at that and said we're not sure that this is going to stop iran from doing it again and i think you did the right thing but is it clear to you why the trumpet have been getting information about possible casualties so late in the process of launching military action now that that's not clear he probably had that information well before hand when those courses of actions are presented to the commanders they specifically outline what the casualties are expect to be perhaps as he tells that story for the american public he tells it in a matter that as he's about to make the decision he leans over to the general officer he gets one more confirmation he creates drama that really shouldn't you
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know you really don't need in that time and space but he gets to the right decision i think that's really what happened there and what he's saying now is that his not looking for a war but is a warning of obliteration should anything happen what is his strategy with iran what happens next well he also gave the iranians and out right away when he was 1st told of it when he claimed that it could have been a mistake on their side and so i think he's going to try to dial down his rhetoric normally he's pretty bellicose in what he says and what he puts out on twitter he's surrounded though by individuals that really feel that we should have made this attack john bull might pump a one particular so i would got to watch he's got he's bought some time and space with this decision now we have to see what he does with it and. if you continues this process of keeping the sanctions on iran and trying to get them to comply that way we'll find out if if iran is looking for one thing for the united states to do
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in order to come to the table we just can't seem to find that mediator yet someone is going to be the go between little open up the communication channel and just on the issue of the mistake that you were mentioning a moment ago i mean donald trump said that there were a man's had made a big mistake by shooting that shooting down that drone that u.s. drone but on the flipside there is the argument though that the americans in fact made a big mistake by deploying that drone over such a volatile area well that drone was like was not internet was in international waters wasn't over iran doesn't have to fly over iran to collect information i mean there's no question that the u.s. brings that kind of military power to the region in order to project power gunboat diplomacy doesn't really want to have a move on the behalf of the americans then. i don't think i don't think so i think the americans are there trying to put pressure on iran but they're also protecting those shipping lanes that their iranians were fortunate they painted something that could have been a commercial airliner they could have been
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a manned aircraft that could have gone south so to speak that could have gone wrong very quickly so they were fortunate in their regard that they took what was likely the only target in the sky there that didn't have a man or a woman inside it and then takes that one out knowing full well that the president had to think twice before responding oh my client's we thank you very much for speaking to us from new york. now the tensions between the u.s. and iran have pushed or prices up by almost 10 percent in the last week analysts say it's been driven by fear is so for u.s. military strike on iran which could disrupt supplies from the middle east the region accounts for more than a 5th of the world's oil output more than a 3rd of global oil exports pass through the strait of hormuz. do you think that if we saw a military engagement between the u.s. and iran that well prices would spike not only because that irina is not the source of a lot of barrels of oil but it's also a very important transit way and with military action that could cause
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a halt to shipping in the region we're already seeing an impact on air travel in that area where on the f.a.a. has issued warnings to u.s. carriers not to fly airplanes over that area and if we did see a military military activity it would impact shipping which would impact the flow of oil now immediately the areas that would be most impacted by this would be asia because asia is getting is where most of this oil is actually going russia has suspended flights to georgia after violent protests broke out in the georgian capital tbilisi over a visiting russian politician many georgians are now demanding an early election the 2 countries have had a rocky relationship ever since they fought a war over the breakaway region of south ossetia 11 years ago robin forrester walker has more from tbilisi. protesters and you would you have to keep grievances against their government its handling of russia's occupation of 20 percent.

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