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region. violence in iraq since the u.s. officially ended its military campaign there raising doubts over whether local forces can ensure security. world leaders gather in new york for the u.n. millennium goals development summit with a reminder from its leader that the humanitarian program should still be fulfilled despite the economic downturn. just this online we look at how the internet in russia is coming a new front line in the fight for fairness by exposing crime and corruption that mainstream media ignored.
broadcasting a lot from our studios and. have you with us let's take a look at your top stories now violence continues to rage in iraq after three car bombings killed at least thirty six people in baghdad following the official end of u.s. combat operations fifty thousand american troops remain in the country to train local security forces but as our reports barely helps to make local residents any safer. dark and dangerous and body armor that does little to protect against the fact that they're not welcome here they're doing a despotic ritual through one of the iraqi neighborhoods trying to prevent counterattack fire this is a bomb his team his state 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 a pretty brief and we actually go and execute these type missions that we're on now but the u.s. invasion to have
a fully functioning iraqi security force did not protect safire ismail's husband four years ago he disappeared without a trace. he called me and said he was coming to pick me up i said the situation is really bad don't come but he said now i have to come. so far as certain husbands did as all the families of tens of thousands of iraqis who've also disappeared since two thousand and three human rights organizations put some of the blame with the local security forces whose trainees are not always the might candidates for the job a lot of them they have come from illiterate you know by ground zero or 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 given you can apply for the defense of these. people be the effect that this needs to be suffered here as the few months of training that
they say will be searched they're full of car bombs missing with installing an id card and it's a far cry from what is needed. they are not untrained but the training they receive is not enough 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. in recent weeks the need for a competent domestic security force has never been great but whether or not the u.s. and iraq can rise to the challenge is still yet to be seen. on t.v. baghdad and. around over israel's nuclear activities is expected to dominate this year's a 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 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 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 is hardly a defense in terms of justice and the i.a.e.a. is hands are tied here because the. 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 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 the u.n.
secretary general ban ki moon has urged member states to make good on the promises they made before the economic slowdown he was speaking to world leaders gathered in new york for the un's millennium goals development summit set up ten years ago the program aims to reduce world wide poverty hunger and mother and child mortality. following the event for us. we're two blocks away from the united nations and i can tell you that we're definitely caught up in the middle of the frenzy anyone who's been to new york at the end of september knows that this is the time of year when the madness takes over the city it's hard to get around it's hard to get a cab if you're lucky to get one you're going to have a hard time getting anywhere because half of midtown manhattan is cordo and off with thousands of police everywhere this millennium development summit is pretty interesting because it focuses on eight specific target goals that world leaders had set for themselves ten years ago back in the year two thousand and their goal is these targets focus on things like battling poverty and hunger all over the
world as well as providing human rights and empowering women all over the world and so on and so forth and basically the goal of world leaders is in five years to meet up and be able to look at each other in the eye and take a look at whether or not they were able to pull off these targets and reach these goals or not traditionally there are a lot of protests that take place outside the united nations headquarters this year we're definitely expecting protests to take place all throughout the week and many of them will be focused on. being in new york there are a lot of ads everywhere all over the city at this point even in times square that are anti mahmoud ahmadinejad some of these people will be protesting the human rights situation in iran whereas others are here to protest the sort of controversial possible arena and nuclear program so definitely a lot of people out on the streets expected throughout the week investigative journalist webster tarpley says the french president has the clearest ideas for
achieving of the un's millennium goals. what we're talking about is the millennium goals eight areas where world poverty education child mortality maternal health of the things and the hope is that you can reduce the extreme poverty people living on less than a dollar a quarter a day from about one and a half billion to only nine hundred twenty million in five years but everybody i think now agrees that that's being honest that this goal is getting farther away that getting closer now the one speech today that i think stood out with something concrete that people can act on is of all people french president nicolas sarkozy and his question was a ten minute speech there's budget pressure all over the world if you don't have this money to do the development goals where could you get it and the obvious place to get it is tax the banks tax the people who cause the depression tax the people who are generally
a little bit like the french nobility before eight hundred seventeen eighty nine say that they're immune to taxation it's a political it's politically explosive most people think that wall street is already taxed and when they realize that it's not they go they go berserk i think that has tremendous potential for getting the world out of the depression where we are now so of all people sarkozy but gold is where you find it and i would urge people to grab ahold of this with both hands and with your teeth if you can because this is the most promising thing that i've heard from the u.n. in many many years. and you're watching r t still to come this hour the fight for what's right. how increased internet access in russia has given voice to new generations of online whistleblowers and bloggers. sweden is in political deadlock following the countries that general election the government coalition is without a majority and the green party has now refused to join the alliance this leaves
only the sweden democrats who have entered parliament for the first time on an anti immigration ticket however the government insists they will not deal with what's been called a racist party michael jensen a member of the danish liberal party says the establishment unwillingness to discuss immigration has resulted in an unfair election we have an example right now where not enough to establish parties and none of these tactics media in sweden like to discuss it because they feel it's like you know it's not political correct and that is like a prison and kids draw on all over. this media on all this released establishment so this should be a wake up call to all the all seeing in the light that this recent democrats were not allowed to take part in the debates on public t.v. the last debate and they weren't even allowed to run to commercial ads on private televisions as all the other potus were in bed with god i don't believe that the elections were fair and therefore have to be decided that i'll take the issue up in
the council of europe where proof that mark and sweden are founding members to try to discuss it and see how we can make sure that the election since we also not only free but also fair in the future. it's stony a has officially launched its countdown to entry into the euro zone on january first next year that's despite the crisis the currency has been facing and the fact that it's tony would be the poorest country in the euro zone professor evolve reg of talent university says the move isn't for the sake of the economy this is very much a political step we will china in the political union which wants to be much bigger. and and still in the stone and economy economy. right now. the crows for
joining the euro zone many people think about the. future of arizona and are courting to my understanding the european union on east not any more. current than two types of countries we say we. simply strong financial discipline based means that. might happen that. collapse or form two different kind of arrow zones we squeak and strong financial discipline. with blogs in russia now running into the millions and the internet has become a major force by highlighting issues often ignored by mainstream media people now get a global audience and global results when they report cases of crime corruption and bullying that he knows of a report on russia's new wave of internet justice. o.
. oh parents and students said this man had children on more than one occasion but because he was the head of the local administration people were afraid to speak out but desktops laptops phones and p.t.a.'s internet in 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 a clear example of how the new york has transformed russia. russia because in there's 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 a construction company that helps fund the school. i want to be an i.t. 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. pitiful bush's case was taken on by a charity organization and its founder get a month say 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 coolidge called and told pasha to withdraw exactly cation 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 refused to give him a room. 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 information they provided allowed bloggers to find them in a matter of hours names addresses and license plates included so why is russia's
online community big. suddenly so influential to what each of. us that i 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 and we've been joined at the by do 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 a 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 speed print media simply cannot compete with maybe this isn't the beginning of the end of newspapers and television but it's definitely competition of
a global kind kasserine as are the r.t.e. nasca. and the founder of the online news website dot ru says the interaction between a bloggers and the mainstream is a healthy sign for modern media. there is a particle and there is a way and the particle can be a part of the way when you are a blogger and you are a particle 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 in the blogosphere and the information the focus is on the on the crucial events so even if some of the bloggers want to promote themselves together as a whole the blogosphere acts as a as the public sphere it drives attention and you know it gives results that were so many old reddit crimes and corruption issues raised by bloggers and they have
become maybe a means to the role of media 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 a setting out in the caucasus has celebrated twenty years since its declaration of independence from georgia. a parade have taken place in the capital paul martin occasion the public broke away from georgia in one thousand ninety since then it's seen several military conflicts as tbilisi tried to bring it back under control artie's research over takes a look back at the struggle for sovereignty. my grandson is very fussy and he loves all homemade food for this family in south the satyr independence day always starts with hustle and bustle but it's not just a national holiday they celebrate they also have their own independence child.
tourists line. just as this hospital so little ruslan coming into this world in europe public was born on the twentieth of september ninth in line to the local parliament declare itself a city independent from georgia at the time the soviet union was falling apart and independence declarations in the region followed one after the other but georgia didn't want to allow it it cut their look tricity difference the breakaway region and sent in troops liberal goes against his friends day has been hearing blasts and gunshots his friends were mom and lost the georgian army surrounded skin vile at one point people in the city couldn't even bury their dead troops had blocked the road to the cemetery so they had to use the yard of a local school for about a mile and when i was little i used to come here i lived close by and saw this place and even eight of my window i remember how often people cried here when they were burying the dead. to escape don't go in violence response family had to flee
to russia as did tens of thousands of a city and. the conflict remain frozen until in august two thousand and eight when georgia once again resorted to violence to take control over the republic. when georgia tech taken volage was a response grandmothers fear he was worried about the most serious but by the chief they were sitting in the basement phones were really badly when they were. to get through this said the city was attacked people were killed in the storms and burned the highs this. grandma the survived the five day war was close and forces to repel the georgian attack as many of those under fire were russian citizens civilians and peacekeepers led to russia recognize the independence of south a city as did several other countries before the truth is i just want to see that people here are happy and that's it i examined hutch over r.t. from to involve a quick look now at other stories making headlines around the world. least two
people have been killed and one injured in a gun battle in karate in pakistan police in gage to unidentified gunmen who had attacked people returning from a funeral five firemen that were also wounded while trying to put out the fires started by the attackers at least fourteen people have been killed in the city since the stabbing to death of a prominent pakistani politician in london. indian lawmakers have arrived in kashmir in an attempt to put an end to months of the deadly unrest in the indian administered region more than one hundred protesters have been killed since june in clashes 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 festive region do not want to be ruled by india. and a narrow escape with just seconds to spare
a sailor is plucked from his boat rescuers had spent hours trying to tow the vessel to shore but as the boat began to sink a helicopter was called in heavy rain and flooding has hit much of croatia forcing people from their homes and closing roads. concentrating troops in afghanistan and spending hundreds of billions of dollars on trying to find al-qaeda is a waste of lives and money that's the view of marine officer matthew hoh an outspoken critic of u.s. policy. if you can interview with him that's coming up next.
the war in afghanistan is the longest and it has cost a lot who are 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 and there's been fallon's of afghan deaths. we are spending one hundred billion dollars a year next year we 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 now 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 a few years ago yes the country has stabilized you know you've gone from four thousand civilian deaths someone's 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. i i i don't agree with those who believe that we needed to bade 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 weapons of mass destruction that wasn't true. you know saddam was was effectively contained as i saw it he was
a no threat to its 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 justifying 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 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 well and 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 defeat al qaida and and that it's like using a flash hammer to kill a fly do you think it's such a fly and if not a sledgehammer what should be used to kill that fly 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 with sledgehammer you end up wrecking your house and if you look at our successes against haida they have not toms 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 decentralized loosely for motivation that uses individuals and cells and doesn't
rely upon large physical tracks on land or 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 warm foresman or intelligence role in the capture of khalid sheikh muhammad then by the fact that we've got tens of thousands of u.s. troops occupying. two muslim countries out also to suggest that we need to look at 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 in 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 more thing afghanistan oh bill 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 a prove nobody's way of life i think for nations like the central asian states for russia for china that have issues with their own. ethnic minorities or muslim minorities i think it's important for what's happening in afghanistan not to spread across boundaries the biggest issue for russia is the drug being followed by the drug and you know that's 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 producer but you're not going to feed
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 an 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 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.
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