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25 Aug, 2021 00:28

He fought Russians, Americans, sent to Gitmo — now he runs Afghanistan! (Full show)

Trained by the US to fight against Soviet forces, Abdul Ghani Baradar was captured by the CIA in Pakistan after turning on Washington. during US. He was deemed a terrorist and sent to languish in Guantanamo Bay. He was released in 2018. Three years later, he is now the leader of the Taliban and holding state-level meetings with CIA Director William Burns. Rick Sanchez discusses the fascinating trajectory of Afghanistan’s new strongman. Then whistleblower and author John Kiriakou shares his insights.

$600 million in stolen cryptocurrency was returned after a hacker discovered a security vulnerability in cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase. Was the gesture the good deed that it appears, or was it rather a cynical PR stunt? Investigative journalist and "Boom Bust" cohost Ben Swann shares his cryptocurrency expertise on the incident and other security issues around cryptocurrency.

War games abound in oceans around the world, with China launching naval exercises in coordination with Russia and Iran while the US, Australia, India and Japan conduct military drills off the coast of Guam. US Vice President Kamala Harris is touring Asia and denouncing Beijing's controversial territorial claims. Her delegation was delayed due to a "recent possible anomalous health incident in Hanoi, Vietnam," a.k.a. the poorly understood and mysterious "Havana Syndrome." RT America's John Huddy reports.

Protesters denouncing coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic occupied ITV News and Channel 4 headquarters in London, UK. They say the coverage on these stations is biased and uncritical of the government's agenda. This comes amid a sense of rising anger in the UK ahead of the expected imposition of vaccine passports at clubs, restaurants and elsewhere. RT's Eisa Ali reports.

Plus, wealthy hedge funds are buying up the US supply of homes, crowding out first-time homeowners and making homes less affordable.
Jason Hartman of Empowered Investor shares his insights. He argues that the real issue is in the supply of houses and the government should loosen building restrictions.