tv [untitled] March 18, 2012 8:30am-9:00am EDT
i'm sorry welcome is a big issue. thanks for joining us tom toms the hour here's a look at your headlines a car bomb blows up in a residential area in syria's second largest city of aleppo after similar terror attacks kill over two doubts on the capital. anniversary arrests for occupy wall street protesters as yet more heavy handed policing believes money laundering and foster nations practice the democracy they preach to our loving father caught in a tragedy the media's take on the u.s. soldier accused of turning a sleeping out again village into
a water bath with washington yet again sorry for what. afghanistan's finance minister house told r.t. that it's hard to assess just how much damage and devastation the war has brought to his country and its people that interview is coming up now. it. mr afghanistan's finest minister it's great to have you with us to be with you so it's been a decade since of planets time has become the front stage for the war on terror led by the united states how much does it cost a nation the war has cost the nation a lot it's not i don't think you can put a dollar figure on this and if you three hundred billion two hundred billion three
hundred billion is still here in. the devastation of four was beyond economics. diversity is the plug nickel phoenician give us streets the street institutions putting growth together. is not easy ten years ago or after the taliban when we come back nothing existed it's not just any infrastructure but the government did not exist the system did not exist but with the support of the international community and with participation a number of fronts we believe that we need in order to progress but we're still a long way to go towards any nation and rely on its own institutions to survive to make progress so that for an eight ounce about ninety percent ninety five percent of the afghan g.d.p. well no that's two thousand and fourteen is the deadline for both there was through
all of the international forces plus the reduction of aid money how we look to understand sustain its economy after two thousand and fourteen we did after all do not want the international forces to be in afghanistan fighting for us. even in our longer meter from the video outside we have to believe the prime responsibility of taking all the security should be. there's a possibility of afghans and you think they will be ready by two thousand and four we are already if you if you go into afghanistan if. any of the operations in different parts of the countries are carried out by afghan forces and our forces. because they are culturally sensitive because they are part of the afghan nation. there. are all will be much more effectively and much more positive than the role of an international force that there's been a complete konami thought that there is no doubt if it will have some impact on our
economy but there's no nation in the world there can indifferently rely on foreign aid. so when we're talking about transition we're not thinking only about security transition but also economic transition even if in the shorter term there is a downturn pretty economy in the longer term and there will be. a good word for it with proper afghan institutions in the piece i think absolutely an economy that would be more sustainable than it is today but exactly how bad will the downturn be because you know there are people who believe that afghan economy is wartime it's donor drunk and as far as they're concerned right after two thousand and fourteen it's had its if not towards an economic disaster but definitely a very sharp economic crisis it will not be the fortunate thing you that you have thirty years to think about this and to prepare ourselves for. right in front of us
we had just a few moments ago we had the bomb conference and which we got the commitment and a pledge from the international community for its long term financial commitment to afghanistan both economic and security in a couple of months we will have a chicago event and it will summit as one of the g. eight summit and i wish there would be a specific commitment to. our security forces for a longer term financial commitment and right after that in july we will have a conference on afghanistan focusing on economics and development in tokyo and that's where we expect to secure. a longer term commitment financial commitment significant commitment although it will come down over time but it will not sort of sharply come down in twenty four can ask our foreign aid they say that there's a huge difference between money spent on afghanistan and the money spent in
afghanistan dollars for institutions that operate in your country with the help rebuild the economy or really a question of pumping money from one pocket another well this is a new forward for any. not everything that spends on a country spends ended country. it is it goes into the country or it doesn't even go into the country more acute a problem in your country it is certainly then that is a good to talk with us our recent discussions three years ago we had a cover conference that was the prime focus therefore we need to see more spend through afghanistan to france that we need to see more aligned through to afghan triology that we would like to see you more spend in afghanistan there this spending should generate about ten days within the country then big dollars going into companies that spend a portion of it in afghanistan and a good portion of it has back to their country and of course the opium economy
which is always. it's topic for afghanistan and correct me if i'm wrong from what i understand it mounts to about thirty five to fifty percent of afghans break my not not no not really how much is not really you see. the there is what it generates is accurate for example it generates income for foreigners a generally income for the middlemen the business the people who connect the international market with the afghan production and it generates again it has a huge market in the countries. in europe in russia in everywhere else it's in value at some one hundred billion dollars. but what what gets to the produce of the farmers is no more than five hundred three hundred million dollars then that figure little means in afghanistan so it hundred
million dollars as part of sixteen billion dollars worth of g.d.p. this past year or could be seventeen years is a small percentage. is not a big percentage there is about to come to two point five billion dollars that goes to the middle some of them are asked and some of them are non afghans money does not stay into afghanistan the money goes into regional countries regional halves and destinations so the up for failure that remains in afghanistan is quite small but here is my question as this financial aid money the kinds do you think you can assume or any more of your people rely on a local mechanic there is certainly a possibility but the thing is if you look into afghanistan it is closely correlated with insecurity places there are secure that are within our hands you don't see the production of opium that is only in india where we do not have
control over saw so that if we focus again on helping afghanistan to sion to secure our country and if we house and put pressure. on the outside elements that come in create insecurity in afghanistan we believe that was to kill to instability the the nuclear issue will be done dealt with in a more sustainable and a more real manner but again if as long as there is security as long as there are areas out of reach there will be the opium of the production of opium and some of that money goes again to the traffickers some of this even goes to the insurgents finances and surges so it's in the interests interests of insurgents as well to allow production as well as the environment for the production of food and can. you know over sixty percent of afghans to us population is under the age of twenty five it's their respective labor market for these people cause otherwise there really is
a subject for terrorist recruiting this is the biggest challenge and that's why we see this we need to focus on more sustainable. employment generation in all that. exist and focusing on all of the culture that exist and forth with a gun infrastructure trade and trial that there exists in the middle of the. case they use the afghans that to put into a kitchen so a given opportunity for education for higher education this can provide again the talented laborer for production within afghanistan in some could even be exported going two thousand and two hundred cars i who is now the president arthur afghanistan said if the international community is really serious in saying afghanistan secure it must help begin reconstruction of infrastructure projects when we speak about this projects no one is interested has it changed.
first of all we must acknowledge that the. infrastructure have happened. there are a lot of critics our major cities is worth right now are billion dollars worth of infrastructure that have been built it's not a nice small amount of investment that has happened the institution of the city's nearly crazy to date no major cities have electricity in the next couple of years there will be further expanded the first time of understand how the railway which will be expanded upon. for the first time again in afghanistan we have the development of telecom. industry with private investment of a billion dollars it is thoroughly prepared by the environment in clean. and basement by by others in the mineral resources and in the chinese coming investing some five billion plus. dollars in one mine in the copper mine in the indians in
canadian is coming in and visiting anywhere between ten to fifteen billion dollars in the next three to five years in another mineral deposit in iron ore and of course other. investors as well are taking interest for the first time and i would remember it as was it did exist twenty years ago twenty years ago twenty five years ago but today they are much more interested in this in our own oil and gas thought of things i think there is without the support of the international community and without the achievements of the. present are those government in the poor the past twenty years or not have happened for the things that happen in addition to that of course there are particularly what we call it the transformation ticket is to focus on some other transformational foundational investment that will porter's on a path to sell three lines and self-sufficiency and that is again infrastructure of
the it will focus on a word in the culture sector of warthe in food security as well as a commercial on our transport sector which is good for expanding the war on. trade with others as well as transit through afghanistan killer chris if you would just good thought in industrial sector as well as for commercial. railway connection which again will facilitate. better environment for our minister forces as well as for transit in trade for those are sort of some of the key focus is that we will have in the next decade afghan finance minister mr sighing a well we wish you all the best in achieving your goals for that outline of your country thank you very much thank you very much for the support and. thank you.
with the end of the core war and the going away of the soviet union many people thought that nuclear weapons disappeared with the risk is not zero that something might be going off by this to be exposed to a lot of nuclear weapons on hair trigger alert. focus of the movement producing a bit as it's all as an extra bit but you know if you keep spinning a trillion dollars a year on weapons of eventually you're going to blow everybody up you've you know people are dying from these weapons but until we actually see if people don't wake up through weapons or a bill. that represents all the firepower of the second world war and this second sound is the equivalent firepower of the world's nuclear arsenal today.
a. car bomb blows up in a residential area in syria second largest city of aleppo in a similar terror attacks killed over two thousand in the capital. not averse to rearrest for occupy wall street protesters as yet more heavy handed leasing leads running wondering if nations practice the democracy they preach. a loving father caught in a tragedy of the media's take all the u.s. soldier accused of turning a sleeping out village into a bloodbath in washington get again sorry for what happened. to sports news now with roma.
hello welcome to sport an artsy honor among calls for afghans and these are your headlines. rusty repeating the two time former russian champion stay outside the european places after a one those things combined. plus jubilant sounds or jenson button out shined sebastian that's also when the season opening grand prix in melbourne. and join the giants john there's tons of world number one about jock addition to set up a final with a rush etc at indian wells. but start with the russian premier league where it's wise former champions are being lost at. school blind one nil the only goal was scored in the dying moments of the first time thanks to an effort by marcos bizarrely despite losing out that's all tend to bind crossroads are now only three points away from the european qualification places rubin on the other hands of
missed their chance to leapfrog the rest of the competition in two thirds of the standings meanwhile the committee must go on the same number of points as robina and hosts guus hiddink on gene and at the other end of sable sports on my cheek who are in the drop zone play creed yes i've read all. before that's rock bottom so i'm avoided their tenth straight away to decide from siberia holding on court so goal is draw in the snow we match last week's on snap their sixteen game losing streak by beating bogo one nil at home but they're still deeper a geisha in trouble and for surviving a major bankruptcy scare earlier this year and course they in the safe haven of its wild spots. and england's of both manager own call says the next twenty four hours will be absolutely crucial for midfielder for bruce moranbah he is in intensive care after suffering a suspected heart attack during saturday's f.a.
cup tie with thought man that's what it's three year old received extensive treatment on the pitch before being taken to hospital where he is in a critical condition he'll fell near the center circle with no players around him just before half time with the game side and a referee howard webb called off the match african sites in both teams one ball was born in the democratic republic of congo but had represented england's under its once one level many players have shown their support via twitter. jenson button has won formula one season opening grand prix after a crash strewn race in melbourne by mclaren driver finishing just ahead of reigning world champion sebastian that's all for his third triumph done under in four years button started in second but over two poles sitter and teammate luiz hamilton at the very first corner bus and kept pulling away while behind him drivers kept crushing alex remaining grocery chain from loss' and mercedes driver gail schumacher were among those suffering while rushes beside
a patrol also retard after his new header and call ourselves in the middle of the track this caused the safety course to be deployed with the that's all taken full advantage to overtake hamilton in second third or is felipe in masa did not finish after colliding with fellow brazilian bruno set up and to complete the accident bad day williams pastor maldonado crashed out on the final lap but no such problems for boston and his mclaren team who seem fully prepared for this season. it is the quarter final stage and i saw the skate shell play offs and weiss former champions outdoors are looking to cut the deficit in their best of seven series against a regular season winners tracks or the cycle because they rely on a home advantage in their bid to turn the tables an african season both opening games on the road while underway right now and that's a load of this of course co-hosting have on board the winner of this one will take that one leads in their. while on saturdays are paid only have taken
a sou one series lead against the non well in the last eight or better grab the dramatic four three overtime when in their latest encounter what's in it was constantine puzzle. you know it produced a quick story it's in their first home of the series and threw everything at their foods mari quantrill fired from the blue line and a young clear through so far more committed to send it home one more thing after just two minutes of. the month. divides to total control and should have doubled their lead but their patios netminder entirely call was brilliant between the pipes while john was goaltender had to deny just one shot in. anything like out of gutter pan or even at one each at the end of the second with a ball play go but the host responded in a minute and a half the blue and white stop scoring the halo neeson put dinner in front scoring his seventh goal in as many matches in the play you can pay to one after forty
minutes their betters marking four hundred level matters again six minutes into the third denominator cord what looked like the winner five minutes before the final buzzer but no good sign came from behind again to make it all square and nothing separated the teams after three periods and into overtime where turpin no longer out the winner on a pulp way on the seventy seventh minute for three the final score i think it was the hard work the whole game we. have and the play we played the whole game. we have a good feeling in things we just work hard for it still. we lost again despite playing well enough to win and i think we'll like some luck we played better but to repeat a one again in overtime. there better came from behind three times to win this
second straight game in overtime and take it to one lead in the best of seven series well deny one suffered their first home defeat in the playoffs this season. let's switch to tennis where there's been a major upset at indian wells eleven st john eyes are beat world number one. so reach the final. open eyes there is a giant six inches at sides jockey struggle to cope with his serve and volley game . the american way to get sight first settle it so i break joke of a should be and i was there in their three three previous meetings did response take the next set with a six three and it looks like the breeze decider but that's earned outs be as science as the first eyes are winning the tide breaker with this one with the match and he will now face was jeff federer in the final african beats rafael nadal in straight sets. in recent years it's been absolved who's held the upper hand in
these contests but this time around it was this with dominated federer taking the first set six games to three in just forty two minutes he then kids a string of letters in the second and found himself serving for the match at lights however nadal wasn't finished and brought back both he won the next two games he couldn't hold all federer's serve and the swiss slam down an ace for the match. in rugby way also won the six nations with a perfect record after beating france sixteen points to nine the bits revenge of the french in the semifinals of the world cup and also handing them their third grand slam in eight years england finished second after beating harlan's thirty points tonight in scotland take the wooden spoon after their late for wales over their six nations success proves a point in. two people is concerned with a review of the block of wood in the world cup i think proof north africa. should
be loved and involved was called to go at the moment i think the solution you know the players coaches stuff everything just seems to go on the moment. he's reduced to counting on them both so far it has been physical just want to learn how to get enough oxygen. finally this weekend represents a chance for fencers to grab a place in russia zelin big scene the moscow saber events attracts competitors from all over the world and includes a few names to look out. for the london games this summer with more here is michael craft. in one of his plays friends comic playwright. summed up cleansing as the art of giving without receiving is certainly a noble notion and with one hundred thirteen men and a hundred fourteen women participating in the thirty seventh annual moscow's saber fencing tournament it's no wonder the event continues to grow in popularity year by year luminary rounds were healthy throughout saturday in order to determine this
year's individual champions italians and the french have always had a penchant for the sport but there were a plethora of other nations represented as well. and sometimes. it's pretty. i. think this is the last chance for this is to qualify for the upcoming summer that. in the women's final russia's managed to defend a twenty eleven title but took the time to overcome a chinese opponent after which she was pleased with the win but said a lot more needed to be done prior to one and picks. and i were pleased with the confinements i put in something but it was still needs to be done in preparation for the olympics especially psychologically as that is the most difficult aspect in the men's final russia's nicholai karlov managed to beat france's ileum play lear in a heart for bout the wind brought the comeback into russian hands once again after
princes from hungary and south korea claimed victory in twenty ten and twenty eleven respect the rule. but today's victory doesn't mean i'm in some super form right now there's still a few months left until the olympic games so any such form could vanish by then so for me this event is simply just another phase in our preparations on sunday rushes fencing three miles to get a chance to prove themselves against the world's best and hopefully do enough to ensure qualification of the sport's premier event in august michael of genco our team. more support coming your way less than so ours meanwhile our you tube channel at parties for news is available to you at any time so check it out and thank you for watching. well for the. science technology innovation all the latest developments from