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beilenson the wrong since the u.s. official e.u. and its military campaign there raises doubts over whether local forces can shore security. justice online look at how the internet in russia is becoming the new frontline in the fight for fairness by exposing crime and corruption that mainstream media ignores. and with high foreclosure and unemployment rates in the u.s. showing no signs of abating revisit so far a scam to find out what options are left for the homeless.
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more welcome to you live from our studios in central moscow you're watching r t with me a nice and now way it's midnight here in moscow and eleven pm in baghdad where violence continues to rage in iraq after three car bombings killed at least thirty six people in the iraqi capital and full lucia following the official end of the u.s. combat operations fifty thousand american troops remain in the country to train local security forces but as artie's paullus leader reports they barely helps to make local residents feel any safer. dark and dangerous and body armor it does little to protect against the fact that they're not welcome here they're doing a dismount a patrol through want to iraqi neighborhoods trying to prevent counterattack fire this is a bombs team he stayed behind the mission providing training support and backup to the iraqi police when they get to our level we go over our operations order and planning for the actual missions we're going to do then we do it for you brief that
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we actually go and execute these type missions that we're on now but the u.s. invasion to have a fully functioning you makea security force did not protect surprise this news has been four years ago he disappeared without a trace and it's a. call to me and said he was coming to be master of the situation is really bad don't come but he said now i have to say that here so far as certain husbands did as all the families of tens of thousands of iraqis who disappeared since two thousand and three human rights organizations put some of the blame with the local security forces these trainees are not always the mite candidates for the job a lot of them they have come from illiterate you know by ground zero some of them they are just the from the tribes and clans some of them just because they are part of the political parties militias and so on and the problem is compounded by the limited training they've given you can apply for the kinds of these. people being
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stopped at the checkpoints like this it's funny stuff here to see the months of training that appears to be the search vehicles the car bombs missing with installing an id card and it's a far cry from what is needed or that. they are not untrained but the training they receive is not enough for the americans only thought to create an iraqi army in two thousand and four by then it was too late because the terrorists had already infiltrated the. but with the increase of violence in iraq. recent weeks the need for a competent domestic security force has never been great but whether or not the u.s. and iraq to the challenge is too good to be seen. on t.v. . well the u.s. claims it's fighting for freedom with its wars in the muslim world but has this made the people in these islamic countries see democracy as a greater good that's the topic of the latest debate in cross talk coming your way
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in just an hour's time. the promotion of democracy i mean the united states is founded on the idea that that democracy is the best political system for ensuring the rights of both the majority and the minority in a country and so forth but that there can be many different translations the word democracy has actually become a dirty word in much of the other world because they're not there's america has waged wars on afghanistan on and supports is a which is a part of democracy a democracy exclusively for the oppressive community of the stool the lands of the palestinians.
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are our over israel's nuclear activities expected to dominate this year's general conference of the international atomic energy agency which has opened in vienna arab countries have proposed a resolution on israel's nuclear program but the u.s. and e.u. member states are against it saying it could undermine middle east peace talks while paul ingram executive director of the british american security information council says israel is using double standards on the issue of nonproliferation. israel has believed to be anywhere between eighty and two hundred nuclear weapons already and we believe a development program for fusion nuclear weapons and submarine base launched their weapons as well as the existing air launched nuclear weapons and missile. warheads on missiles it's a very substantial but well developed nuclear arsenal that has been in israel's
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possession since we believe the late one nine hundred sixty s. so yes on the surface it is a very double double standard the israelis and the americans would point to the fact that the iranians have made a very public commitment in the nonproliferation treaty not to acquire nuclear weapons where israel is perfectly legally able to develop its arsenal but. the legal defense and indeed the defense that israel develop nuclear weapons a while ago is hardly a defense in terms of justice and understanding the i.a.e.a. is hands are tied here because the i.a.e.a. is there to reinforce the obligations of nonproliferation treaty member states israel is not a member of the nonproliferation treaty has no obligation as such to open its facilities to the agency and so it's very difficult for the agency to oblige israel
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to take part of course israel's use of the nonproliferation treaty to try to to try to put pressure on on iran is is quite extraordinary given that it's not a member itself and has not and has not accepted its obligations. it's reagan's general election the center right ruling coalition the social democrats. but fell three seats short of an outright majority the far right party sweden democrats which urges limits on immigration and took part in the first time some of their candidates said they were attacked and denied freedom of speech before sunday's poll michael jensen a member of the danish part of the mint for the liberal party says the establishment unwillingness to discuss immigration has resulted in an unfair election. we have an example right now where none of these parties and none of these media in sweden like to discuss it because they feel it's like you know it's
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not political correct and it's like a blanket drawn all over. this media on all this really staff this month so this should be a wake up call to all of you all parties seem in that light the democrats were not allowed to take part in the debates on the last debate and they weren't even allowed to run a commercial at some private solutions as all the other parties were in bed with god i don't believe that the elections were fair and therefore have decided that i'll take the issue up in the council of europe where proof that mark and founding members tried to discuss it and see how we can make sure that should. also not only free but also fair in the future well staying in europe as stony has officially launched its countdown to entry into the eurozone on january the first next year that's despite the crisis the currency has been facing and the fact that a story it would be the poorest country in the eurozone but professor eve our
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talent university says the move isn't for the sake of the economy. this is very much a political step. in the political union which wants to be much bigger. and still in the stone and economy. right now sacrified. the crows for joining the euro zone many people think about about the future of arizona and according to my understanding. european union is not any more. current though there are two types of countries we are national. strong foreign nationals this is the this means that. it might happen that. will collapse or build for two
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different kind of arrows though we weak and strong financial discipline. why from moscow you're watching r t still to come for you this hour the fight for what's right see how increased internet says in russia has given voice to a new generation of online whistleblowers and bloggers. but first as the u.s. mortgage crisis cuts deep real estate firm say over a million americans may lose their homes to foreclosure this year in august alone some three hundred thousand were served warnings as unemployment figures stubbornly hover near ten percent our season is the theatre and i reports on how a camp just outside new york has become a place some people now were reluctant call home. america the prosperous america the traditional and america the broke the picture perfect homes and these homes are a twenty minute drive away from one another but how did i end up here probably
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through my own mistakes in life r.t.e. revisits tent city a homeless camp tucked away in the woods of new jersey there are at least forty people whose tragic destinies have led them to call this place home. since we were here last time in the winter things have changed more tense have appeared some people have come and gone but many of the people living here have been here for months if not years and the question that many of them ask themselves over and over again is why are we still here are there really no other options left for us no remarks has been a newspaper handler for most of her life while i work for the new york times tonight one of the power in a brain aneurysm in two stroke so i was almost dead. i was in a coma for two months it. was an awful three months since then no reason has given up hope of finding a job for those still trying to find work the task is close to impossible would be
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unemployment rate in the us holding steady at more than nine and a half percent for more than a year now over seventeen years experience. chef today i'm looking job not only a chef job and a kind job i look i have to manage an application you know but no no i don't whine and moan and you know they're trying to very difficult now paying job and those who are able to find work make less than the minimum wage i would have told they speak up. by bugs. reverend steve brigham set up a camp for the homeless four years ago this is their our church bell on sunday about twelve o'clock we ring this to let the whole camp know there were about ready to have our service. the reverend runs the place keeping it in order. setting up
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a shower and helping with whatever donations he can get local authorities have been disturbed by this camp's existence and have tried to shut the place down people think of the homeless as people that are sometimes questionable in their character but we've had there's more problems outside of the homeless camp than inside of the camp the only option offered by local officials has been beds at a local psychiatric institution among the mentally unstable and the community didn't go for it it's more than they can handle already living a tough enough life it's it's just not a place to live everyone here tells us a better place for them is just around the corner but soon it will be a lot of very soon. very soon and so far no luck with not much help from the outside world all they can do is hope a better life is awaiting them somewhere.
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and r.t. new jersey. well log on to our youtube channel and you can check out more of honest us years previous report on that homeless camp as well as many other stories we're covering here on r.t. . the news today is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. operations rule the day. now with blogs in russia now running into the millions the internet has become a major force by highlighting issues often ignored by mainstream media people now get a global audience and results when they report cases of crime corruption and bullying
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because of our reports on russia's new wave of internet justice. oh. the parents and students said this man could bully children on more than one occasion because he was the head of the local administration people were afraid to speak out. desktops laptops phones and p.t.a.'s internet and russia is becoming much more available and much more than just meant for many it has become a virtual speaker's corner where their voice will not only be heard but is guaranteed to echo across the country within hours this particular video which brought about his dismissal is it example of how the move has transformed russia. russia but isn't this an orphan a master chess player a math genius and guaranteed state benefits he's missing the start of the academic here due to the demands of
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a construction company that helps fund the school. i want to be in one thousand specialist but the school said that if i want to study here and live in that halls of residence i have to study to be a builder. bush's case was taken on by a charity organization and its founder get a month see what made a difference to their case was a message you posted online to the president. after i posted my letter someone from the president's administration called and asked for details of this case i know they got in touch with conscious college because almost immediately afterwards the college called and told pasha to withdraw exactly and basically get the hell out they were scared that if involved then the media picked up the story and the college was forced to stop its unlawful actions they now allow pasha to attend lectures and still refuse to give him a room but when a bunch of kids vandalized a car in broad daylight in a remote part of central russia police couldn't find the culprits for days but the
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information they provided allowed bloggers to find them in a matter of hours names address. and license plates included so why is russia's online community becoming suddenly so influential. first of all it's evidence of a technological progress the internet is becoming more and more available and because it's available more and more people are using it for things other than where it's a community and a much faster one than any other. but the by doing this spike in online use means it's not just journalists who can cover information so what does this say about russia's fourth estate. mr this doesn't mean that journalists are bad and bloggers are better or that the only notion of free speech exists online it's simply a matter of choice you no longer want to watch someone else's rundown we want to make our own version of the internet allows us to choose what we want to know about the speeds print media simply cannot compete with maybe this isn't the beginning of
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the end of newspapers and television but it's definitely competition of a global kind kasserine as our r.t. nasca. well the founder of the online news website chaska dot ru says the interaction between bloggers and the mainstream is healthy for modern media. there is a particle and varies a way and that particle can be a part of the way when you are a blogger you are a bar to go but when there is a huge thing happening you are just one of the many many many particles together to create a wave so what we're seeing to today is that more and more waves are there you have the blogosphere and the information the focus is on the crucial events so even if some of the bloggers want to promote themselves so i gather as a whole the blogosphere acts as
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a as the public sphere it drives attention and you know it gives results there were so many already crimes and corruption issues raised by bloggers and they have become major means the role of media is still crucial in a sense that we have to verify what bloggers are saying and feed it back into the blogosphere and this is how the media system of the twenty first century works. the republic of south of sense and the caucuses to celebrate twenty years since the declaration of independence from georgia operate a place in the capitol skin vaal to mark the occasion when their public proclaimed sovereignty in one thousand nine hundred ninety george szell sent in troops regained control after more than a year of conflict was frozen until two thousand and eight when georgia once again resorting to violence and forces to recount the georgian tank as many of those under fire were russian citizens they were russian brekky tonight the independence
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of the south of setia as free country. just gone twenty minutes past the hour let's take a look at some world news in brief for you the colombian military has killed twenty two four rebels in a raid near the country's border with ecuador the operation comes just over a week after militants in the region killed eight police officers park insurgents have killed several dozen police in clashes across colombia since one manual samples became president in early august. in the un lawmakers have arrived in kashmir in an attempt to put an end to months of deadly unrest in the indian administered region more than one hundred protesters have been killed since clashes in june with security forces including a nineteen year old on sunday this summer's violence erupted after police killed a student demonstrator many of the muslim majority population in the restive region do not want to be ruled by india. now concentrating troops in afghanistan and
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spending billions of dollars on trying to fight al-qaeda is a waste of lives and money that's the view of ex marine officer matthew hoh an outspoken critic of u.s. policy he talked artie's can. you're losing it with.
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the war in afghanistan he's the longest and has cost a lot poorer to the united states who are saying american interests at stake in afghanistan do not warrant this level of sacrifice please explain why the wars cost us about four hundred billion dollars it's lasted for over nine years american dead or close to twelve hundred there's been fallon's of afghan deaths. we're spending one hundred billion dollars a year next year will spend about one hundred twenty billion dollars a year according to the congressional research service in a country whose g.d.p. is only fourteen billion and knowing that according to our cia there's only fifty to one hundred al qaeda members in afghanistan so you're talking about spending one billion to two billion dollars a year on each al qaeda presence in afghanistan i know that you had been working in iraq for a while before going into afghanistan was that war worth from where iraq was
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a few years ago yes the country has stabilized you know you've gone from four thousand civilian deaths some months down to a few hundred it's still by no means a story and i don't know if i will ever say it was worth it i i don't agree with those who believe that we needed to be. iraq in order to make the middle east a safer place or a more democratic place and certainly if you look at the reasons why we were given for going in there ties to al qaeda that wasn't true what was a mass destruction that wasn't true. you know saddam was was effectively contained as i saw it he was no threat to it's to us or to his neighbors i don't see the expenditures you know the over the forty five hundred american dead near trillion dollars that we have spent there the near one hundred thousand iraqi dead i don't see that in any way justify the invasion of two thousand and three one of the larger problems i think with us foreign policy particular national security policies are not consistent if they're if we are in afghanistan because of al qaeda
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and if there are only fifty to one hundred members of al qaeda in afghanistan then why are we pulling out of iraq where there are one thousand to two thousand members why do we see and we need to keep. one hundred thousand troops in afghanistan when those operations come out of somalia and yemen as when and pakistan and yes so that consistency is not there in our in our foreign policy particularly in our now security policy and that's very worrisome to me because you don't have consistency if you don't have good critical thought if you don't have a degree of intellectual honesty in your policymaking you are going to have bad policy and you're going to have things like iraq we're going to find yourself nine years into afghanistan entangled in a civil war spending one hundred billion dollars a year for a purpose that does not make the united states safer matthew you've been saying that stabilizing the government in afghanistan does not the feed al qaida and and that it's like using a flash hammer to kill a fly do you think it's such
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a fly and if not a sledgehammer what should be used to kill that fly you know i mean sure of fly can bite you short before i can affect you he could get in your refrigerator make your food mold to you or what not but you try and kill most. chamar you end up wrecking your house and if you look at our successes against al qaida they have not come from occupying afghanistan yes it was based in afghanistan when we showed up they fled to pakistan they dispersed around the world they became this near virtual these centralized loosely for militarisation that uses individuals and cells and doesn't rely upon large physical tracks so land our successes in. against al-qaeda and there's a good new yorker article not too long ago about this. have been through more of a police or the law enforcement or intelligence role and we capture khalid sheikh muhammad then by the fact that we've got tens of thousands of u.s. troops occupying. two muslim countries out also suggests that we need to look at
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our strategy in the sense of that our policies have been counterproductive and we've turned to using military occupation as a tool to be a terror network that is more similar to a mafia organization or a criminal organization and that is only composed of a couple thousand or a few thousand members worldwide he also said that afghanistan's neighbors say china have actually more to lose from the instability and afghanistan that the united states and i would have more reason more and more reasons to get involved in keeping everyone and then quiet and you think countries should like to take turns saying waging war think afghanistan oh do absolutely not i think it's in. every other nation's interest to see a negotiated settlement in afghanistan it's been a proxy war or. a real war in one way or another for the last thirty thirty five years in afghanistan and it has improved nobody's economy as approved nobody's
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way of life i think for nations like the central asian states for russia for china to have issues with their own ethnic minorities or muslim minorities i think it's important. for what's happening afghanistan not to spread across boundaries the biggest issue for russia is the drug being floated the drug of course you know that's a great point i believe it's about ninety percent of the drugs that leave afghanistan go to russia or to europe to huge issue but you're nothing of the feet that you're not going to feed the drug trade there and to you stabilize the country until you stop the war until you stop one side from having incentive to utilize that drug trade to you know provide the money to fight the war until you take away the aspect of the war itself you're not to be able to address any of these issues and that goes for the drug trade that goes for women's rights that goes for other ethnic or
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other human rights and that goes for development as well in terms of i mean it's a very it's a incredibly poor credibly desperate country it needs a lot of assistance it's not going to develop it's not going to grow without there being stability i. i. are. going. to have a rally will sell lots of beer will. they will wear uniforms that will damage
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the black. but very little damming the white. they are the key to our problem our own writing. feel. the internet. this history still keeps its secrets but now it's time to reveal the head of the soviet for.


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