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recent days by telling the home office that afghan interpreters should be allowed to stay in the u.k. but that reassurance only refers to around four hundred form a interpreters who had been given five year you tavi says they expire soon and all the authorities have done in reality as say that they'll waive the costly renewal fees so those celebrates every headline stones applied to the six hundred or so for my afghan interpreter still in kabul who have had their asylum claims rejected nor do they applied to the handful of complicated cases relating to former interpreters who were forced to flee and entered the u.k. illegally like capital all of us are delighted that those who for all the criteria and their families are here and will stay here and they don't pay the money there are still people who are being looked at and we need to be careful that we don't fall through the debts we have
a debt of honor to these people and what we mustn't do is leave someone who actually worked for us looked after all soldiers helped us we mustn't leave someone like that in a position where they and their families will be at risk and we've got to be very clear make sure we don't do that abdul says he didn't have time to apply for a visa through the official interpreter scheme while he was still in kabul that required months of waiting and his life was creasing at risk now abdul's lawyer is appealing the home office's moves to deport him many interpreters. directly from afghanistan through the ministry defense is. very strict. criteria that requires you to be. working in helmand province and to be made redundant on a raft ninety percent or twenty twelve a lot of people like mr. wood working in two thousand and twelve because they were threatened and targeted by the taliban hi. to quit their jobs and flee it's not
really fair but he's got to make this journey to do you care to escape these threats to be told actually go home they're saying it's it's there for him to relook at we had evidence from former employees not just from the british army but they also he was working with and be in kabul what he really cared to the originators. but evidence suggests he was threatened in trouble. if you caused the same will happen again he will be targeted when it comes to its own citizens the u.k. government clearly warns against travel to almost all of afghanistan even districts in the heavily guarded capital kabul it adds that terrorists are very likely to carry out attacks and methods are evolving and increasing in sophistication but that's apparently safe enough for abdul barry to return as far as the u.k. government's concerned i don't play with a couple loose so you cos i think i'm always the most dangerous place in the world
at the moment because every day the bomb is exploding people are dying and i don't know how the home office is saying the couple is saying i first met abdel a couple of months ago since then his already fragile mental state has worsened the surviving thirty five. time accommodations i'm are allowed to. so it can do nothing but. something i have a very bad depression so i bring to the g.p. many times and some medicine from them. doesn't work. i'm still struggling i ask him about what he wants to do if and after all this he wants to work he'd read economics at university and kaberle he wouldn't mind resurrecting his professional boxing career either but his talk is tentative working and living here. it sounds like
a dream one that to any day now could come crashing down but the arrival of a final deportation letter. party boy reporting that the number of homeless people in paris has prompted authorities that so you can so an annual race through the city will have a veto from up most of the stories to just off the bat. about your sudden passing i've only just learned you worry yourself and taken your last wrong turn. to you as we all knew it would i tell you i'm sorry i could so i write these last words in hopes to put to rest these things that i never got off my chest. i remember when we first met my life turned on each breath . but then my feeling started to change you talked about war like it was again
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the thinks that it's more nudes. welcome back to r.t. now an annual ten kilometer race through the french capital won't be held to the high number of homeless people many of the migrants camped out along the route it is a problem many people had hoped would have eased over the last year although that hasn't been the case is r.t. charlotte dubinsky reports president machen had pledged that by the beginning of two thousand and eighteen no one would be sleeping rough on the streets of france let alone her yet not only did he fail to deliver on that promise but it's getting
worse much worse it's believed that up to one thousand eight hundred migrants have set up camp along the canal here in paris and fears that that could explode to around two and a half thousand in the next two weeks has caused the organizers of the great race to graham paris to cancel the annual event. the ten kilometer race between paris and song to me was to take place in just over a week's time but this is part of where the run is supposed to come through and as you can see it would be virtually impossible for them to navigate this section of
the racecourse these makeshift camps are growing day by day the route is impossible it is disturbing to have to run the race in the middle of a refugee camp at last year's race around six and a half thousand people took part it was also adopted as part of paris's bid to host the twenty twenty four olympics embodying a couple of the games key objectives solidarity and ecology this cancellation so close to race day has disappointed many you know it's kind of unfair because of improvising for one time and then you just cancel it last minute just. like they should have reworded it down that's where things say to separate problems you just do your race if your do your race and the rider problem is something else i think they should fix that they help them more. you know when you walk in the street you can see that all the people live on the sidewalks despite pledges to help migrants
off the streets the greater paris region currently only has room to shell to seven hundred and fifty individuals far fewer than the number already here a number said to be growing in the hundreds each week organizers say they didn't want the camps to be cleared just so that the race could go ahead reluctant to be seen as a tool for social exclusion but safety concerns meant that they couldn't we reach either. participants have been offered refunds or a place in next year's event assuming of course there is one charlotte devinsky r.t. paris. now the fashion world is embroiled in another racism scandal is after the cover of the magazine vogue italy sparked widespread criticism well here's the photo that sparked the controversy this featured the supermodel she had it with who some say is a recognizable here on social media people pointed out that his skin hair and
facial features were photoshop to appear darker than they really are but others say that the photo is a piece of art and there's nothing racist about it instead of just hiring someone of a different culture they transform a white girl change her skin and amended her makeup to make her look more ethnic change hair color etc oh ok this is normal why couldn't choose a black model instead of saying black face honestly so ignorant is gusting disappointed in the modeling industry these days there is literally nothing in black face about this people can't even look tan anymore without others making it something it's not your me get your response out of everything even when it's not she doesn't look black here she looks brunette i think the intention was to show a power of transformation and he wanted to do it on a red a very famous model known as blonde it is art it's magnificent some people just don't deserve. all that surgery he did and vogue italy have a both apologized saying the photo or isn't meant to offend anybody the magazine
explained that it was trying to create a breach work with the stylized bronzing effect. but little commentator and radio host steve malzberg believes there's nothing wrong with the photo and that the scandal is all a fuss over nothing. i hear you have a beautiful blue eyed blonde model one of the top models in the world and they put some bronze on her and they photoshop the picture and now she looks i mean you could say she looks black or african-american she looks bronzed to me but this is a whole big issue now where people take offense and they call it cultural appropriation in other words you're stealing their culture so it's really at hand and we have to get over this in our society or it's going to do very very much harm so i see nothing wrong with the shoe i think people are too sensitive and i think it's getting out of hand political correctness is getting out of hand. it's been
revealed that the u.s. national security agency collected over five hundred million phone records of american citizens last year so it would triple the number in twenty sixteen and that is despite a new door to limiting the spy agency's powers well the u.s. freedom act bans the boat collection of phone records and internet metta data whilst also limiting government data collection to what is quote reasonably practicable it does however permit the gathering of phone and text logs when a link to terrorist activities is proven the recent increase in records collected comes in contrast to the concerns expressed last year by president donald trump. i think that is a very big surveillance of our citizens i think it's a very big topic and it's a topic that should be number one and we should find out what the hell is going on in its mission statement the n.s.a. upholds a commitment to protecting the privacy rights of american citizens in the door so
highlights the need for accountability when pursuing intelligence gathering but the n.s.a.'s recent actions have raised concerns among previously advocates down koval it believes that the spy agency has actually done little to scale back its spying operations even after being exposed by the whistleblower edward snowden what was revealed by edward snowden the mass surveillance that he uncovered and exposed. my guess is it never stopped happening and that it's continuing to today and you know most americans who are self-aware should assume that they're being monitored most of the time the u.s. government center about national security rarely have anything to do with the security of you know ordinary citizens like myself and everything to do with the security of corporations to make a lot of profit. i think you know it begs the question as to whether we're being
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of the deal means is trumps foreign policy making america great again and the world safer. talking to us foreign policy i'm joined by my guest michael in washington he is a professor of strategy at the johns hopkins university also in washington we have then you for achi he is the director of grassroots political consulting and in new york we cross to george there muley he's a fellow at the global policy institute in london and author of the book bombs for peace are gentlemen cross-talk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciated michael let me go to you first in washington you are after all a professor of strategy so given what we have seen of this administration well so they'd say there is this president to have a foreign policies strategy go ahead mr strategists. a strategy can
be the thing itself or it can be a representation of the formulas and nostrums that float among the the privilege of ruling elites and thus i think you see trump speaking to the people who most enthusiastically support him right his base so-called and he is speaking for them as in their voice and in that sense much of the rhetoric and delivery of his foreign policy. is really shaped to fit his constituency and part of that is sloughing off this elaborate theater and highly choreographed ballet that mark elitist foreign policy since one thousand nine hundred five and so a lot of that's for show and it's very effective now when it comes to the substance
of his foreign policy it also reflects his constituents and they are they like the idea of america first and of course he uses that phrase and so i call his worldview foreign policy a kind of america for sed version of world leadership which may sound contradictory but i don't think it is why what it means essentially is detached i think it is it's attaching the had finish your thought go ahead finish i don't know finish your thought no the point is there's a whole level of spin and representation that is not necessarily mord to the actual relationships he's pursuing so a lot of this is is very self-conscious grandstanding for the domestic audience and he's toning down the leadership and in saying we will be a world leader if. it's really helps the u.s.
all right i guess that's why it's so confusing under president george because if we if we just take what michael said there i mean if trump is you know representing his base then he's portraying everything he said he would do for the base ok looks like good nation building in syria. tearing up probably that one of the most important nonproliferation agreements with iran ok i'll say it i didn't like obama's foreign policy but i thought the iran deal was a good deal and it was shown to be a good deal why is he doing that is again grandstanding just because obama did it is that a strategy go ahead george. well i think the his antagonism towards obama trying to differentiate himself from obama plays a part in it but i think that trump really has no strong views on anything i mean he's been on pretty much on every side of every issue throughout his long life i mean he's been for abortion against abortion for immigration against immigration
for gun control against gun control so what he ran on in two thousand and sixteen wasn't really his final view on anything and he found that that kind of america first. and that kind of quasi isolation is policy work for him and it's swept into power it probably rather surprised him that it was as successful as it was once he got into office he quine of abandon all of that and occasionally he still comes out with his rhetoric about the all we've wasted seventeen trillion dollars in the middle east we could have spent all this money on building roads and bridges it were you know but he still pursuing the same policy in the middle east he still comes out with the stuff that he was doing in two thousand and six the end of a well wouldn't it be great if we got along with russia yeah but he hasn't done anything about it and you know he's had every opportunity since winning the election of seizing this issue and saying hey i ran on this platform and this is
this is what's going to happen you know that we are going to abandon these ridiculous projects in the middle east we are going to try to improve relations with russia this is what i won the election but he hasn't done it and he is quite happily just gone along with the the washington swamp that he had so eloquently denounced in two thousand and sixteen yet again you know in this in the same foreign policy swamp denounced him as candidate ok and what it will and i think it's pretty clear that you know because his appointees are slow in coming because congressman a point or. vote on them you still have these old deep state actors still there and then he on top of it. surrounded him with people like john bolton and pompei you know i mean they have nothing to do with the vision that he presented during the campaign you know i'll agree with you in georgia he's flip flopped all through his
life go ahead daniel in washington few ways to simplify things his main foreign policy is wherever he is a personal financial interest and branding opportunity and that's really first and foremost where his heart and soul is being and as george articulated this is a lifelong democrat who turned himself into a tea party evangelical conservative for that thirty six percent base to win the election which was a thirty year record low turnout and he did a brilliant job at it the irony the grand irony is now that he holds office he has given capitulated everything there is no white house policy toward the intelligence community the pentagon or state whatsoever they're autonomous to create their own and the one thing he stayed true on throughout that whole thing is he's like a donald w. obama he is a hawkish neo con we were going to get that whether you had hillary clinton were
donald trump and if you really look as to what he spoke at on the campaign trail and throughout his life that's his ideology so that reflects very well as to why we are where we are in syria why a bolton is hired you know in case they go she don't go well in north korea the iran deal and i'm not a president obama apologist either but that is the one other kavya peter that you pointed out the iran deal t p p paris climate accord in the on the go she asian for him is he pledged on the campaign trail that he wasn't obama he has distain for him on behalf of his personal. loyalty with the clintons ironically over many years and that guy him going the opposite way of obama on a lot of those key issues you know michel one of the issues that during the campaign and after he became president is there his critics would say that he would be injurious to american allies let's think in terms of the middle east and and
nato ok but you know surrounded by people. supporting policies that in fact do do that when we look at the a ran deal and we had mccrone in washington merkel is going to show up i mean they're advocating that they keep the treaty alive and you know in this this is really interest to the to the alliance i mean i would like to see nato completely dissolved and have a completely new security arrangement in europe i think that's what donald trump actually was thinking about during the campaign so i mean what the outside world must be look at i know they are looking at him in bewilderment because where is he going to go next i mean the the attack on syria recently that was against international law the whole world looks at it that way not the foreign policy blob in washington they probably never heard of international law go ahead michael. i think that. the u.s. presidency for some time maybe thirty forty years has been captured by. the
sort of set relationships that it has spent have and in many ways the dependent countries of nato even the great powers like france germany and britain are centrally pulling the strings and i think part of trump's approach was to put them in a situation where they felt less secure about the relationship and thus would be more and more willing to to come to mr trump and that seems to have worked yes just as his blustering yeah and it seems to have created the movement in north korea. neither germany certainly not britain and france either are willing to step up and take over the defense of their realm and they are not merely dependent on the u.s.
but they've grown yes. needy and so the u.s. doesn't want to be in a position where it has to jump every time nato gets twitch and so what he's doing is redefining the strength of the u.s. in the alliance without overcommitting and also this kind of representation speaks well with his base and they are excited because the u.s. is acting like the great power but mike mike miller let me ask you let me ask you but do you know would this paradigm here does it actually make america more solid in the alliance and does it make the alliance more solid because if what we have here is a moral hazard ok they're not the europeans are you know they say they're going to spend money and all that but they're just going to look to washington for their defense and you have a president is actually quite skeptical about all these things i mean that's kind. a very dangerous thing to be in ok because you think the i mean the european nato
allies are like drug addicts they keep going to washington to get their next fix i'll give you the last twenty now give me the last twenty seconds in this part go ahead and michael go ahead. the u.s. is in a stronger position and the the word injurious that you brought up is only relevant i think if there actually is a threat to nato and with the angle on the horn with mr putin all the time i don't really see the great crisis especially now that the u.s. has backed off a little from ukraine that was the great danger and well my want me problem there i'm sure many here i see more of let me jump in here we're going to go to a break we're going to talk a lot about ukraine in may mark my words or after a short break we'll continue our discussion on foreign policy stay with our team.
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