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this week's top stories in r.t. egypt's military dissolved the previous parliament and suspends the constitution after president mubarak steps down and hands power to the army while the west hailed it as a triumph of democracy analysts wonder if an external agenda could be behind the events. russia's most wanted terrorist dr model claims responsibility for moscow's deadly airport blast in january the attacks pose lapses in the country's security of major transport hubs. is in legal limbo waiting to see if he'll be extradited from london to stockholm to face questions over sex crime and his supporters claim it's washington's attempt to ensnare.
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with a look back at the top stories from the past week and the latest developments this is r.t. here in moscow the military supreme council in egypt has dissolved the parliament and suspended the constitution after president barack stepped down and handed power to the army for eighteen days of unrest across egypt the monitor thirty's have now begun clearing the makeshift tents in tahrir square that have been the epicenter of the protests for hundreds of thousands of people residents resignation friday was hailed by the u.s. president as a victory for democracy however authorities got to reports washington's long term support for the else did president has many questioning the sincerity of the bombing since. hosni mubarak out stepped from power is eventually departure not without the help of washington he had
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a phone call. from the white house that persuaded him to leave the former egyptian president left cairo just hours after he addressed the nation saying he was not going anywhere the screws have been put upon him a boy they all may now doubt the u.s. state department but it was a very serious reason for washington and in the end they decided it would be safe to dump mobarak in the west mubarak's departure was hailed as a triumph of democracy with the cheerleader in chief buraq obama gyptian said made it clear that nothing less than genuine democracy will carry the day but it's egypt's military largely financed by the united states which will now control the country until it gets to choose their next president they have a very cool relationship with a pencil don't always very very close to robert gates they talked on the phone at least by this past week or so or because the washington will be supervising him
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missing that happens that's unlikely to satisfy the overwhelming desire as many egyptians for change which drove the revolutionary bent of the past few weeks if you heard the slogans that were being chanted it was egypt egypt egypt meaning we are fed up of being bullied by foreign powers and forced into peace treaties which don't do us any good and our generals bowl to directly with billions of dollars by the pentagon mubarak is yesterday's man for the us now after thirty years being their top pants man in the arab world when a blind eye was turning the west to appalling human rights abuses under his rule bigger problem with the us policy and that is cozying up to. dictators in the first place that we really don't need to cozy up to and then when they get into trouble we get into this hypocritical position of supporting an autocratic regime when
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we're spouting. craddick rhetoric here in the united states mubarak was kept in power by american support and huge payments to making him one of the richest men in the world we had a lot to do with mubarak being in power and staying in power like we subsidize and we owe him these our puppet dictator he does what we tell him because he has so much money he's gotten probably sixty seventy billion dollars and i understand his family probably has sixty or seventy billion dollars stashed away in swiss accounts in other places around the world as if this is the second largest recipient of american aid in the world after its neighbor israel the us is pumping billions of dollars into the egyptian military which gives washington huge control over the running of the country and its future now celebrates the end of rule by an autocratic leader restricted political freedoms and economic congress so too did people rejoice for a time on the streets of carious then and ukraine in recent years after so called
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democratic revolutions with western approval but the leaders who came to power were later rejected by their own people even though there's a lot of celebration in jubilation going on in cairo we don't know really whether the military is going to give up its power and authority and if they do to whom how far will they share or what's going to happen some say the lesson that the west could learn from recent revolutions is to abstain from supporting a leader just based on how convenient they are for the west rather than how much they can do for their people get a check on our t.v. washington d.c. . what author and journalist section returns he told me earlier that while mubarak may be gone the situation is going to remain tense throughout the region for some time. well i think the people in tahrir square certainly don't want to see field marshal turn and. vice president if they don't want these people in power people like moment el baradei who do have close ties with international institutions such
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as the international monetary fund and those kinds of globalized institutions how far these people can really play or put egypt's economy is in the doldrums it's in chaos a lot of those companies that are stationed there have been stealing the money so a lot of the egyptian people might see the companies can be named b.p. shell trans ocean the masses of companies there that are enjoying huge privileges you mentioned a little earlier the implications this could have on other countries and you mentioned saudi arabia but bearing in mind what we're seeing at the moment happening in yemen algeria even a few stirrings in morocco what is your prediction on what's going to happen now i mean tony blair is saying the egyptian revolt could help spread democracy throughout the middle east would you say democracy or could we see further chaos. tony blair is usually a reverse barometers if he says that you could see they could be a breakthrough of democracy in the maghreb would probably have to be a bit pessimistic for the peoples of north africa i think algeria is the one to
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watch the french are certainly watching it is because their oil interests there the people have suffered have not benefited from masses of money masses of exports we'll have to see what happens in algeria and i think that's the country to watch at the moment. and as we've heard from mr c. the mood of discontent in the region has also been spreading to algeria where thousands have been gathering to demand the resignation of the president but thirty thousand policemen have been deployed to prevent an uprising similar to that in egypt hundreds of demonstrators have been detained in clashes across the capital algiers the country has been under a state of emergency for nineteen years allowing authorities to outlaw public demonstrations in the wake of the uprisings in tunisia and egypt the government said it would lift emergency. you're watching live from moscow we've got more ahead including. find out why the u.k. is guardian newspaper is going through a bitter breakup with its former collaborator wiki leaks threatened with charges by the web site. and under attack we look at the plight of iraqi christians forced to
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flee their homes are being continuously targeted by extremist groups. this week one of the world's most wanted terrorists claimed responsibility for the suicide attack on moscow's busiest airport last month the deadly bombing to attention to serious security lapses at transport arms which as president medvedev discovered himself haven't all been addressed. has this report. russia's most wanted terrorist claims thirty six more innocent lives have been taken by his deadly complain jason bourne said this week he was the mastermind behind january's bombing at the my deah the airport more of meet the claims in a video message posted on an extremist website he described the suicide bombing as his special open ration and promised more terrorist attacks security experts say the massachusetts enforces why he's no longer described as just
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a chechen warlord but as an international terrorist these groups move. around the world you know their own down to operate in parts of afghanistan but some have been skeptical whether mark was indeed behind the bombing the terrorist is talking himself out they say as a self-styled bin ladin to make sure foreign investments. he's a man who wants to put all the trappings of bin ladin is and if you will listen. to his actions and therefore it's not always clear how much authority he really has in fact from within his own group and there was a rebellion i think of last year when he resigned and then he read his resignation and the younger members apparently wanted him out so it's not quite clear whether he is in charge of a barge number of these groups or where they can simply putting himself in a position of their own near in order to gain more authority him self and meanwhile
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this week security forces arrested three suspected accomplices of the airport bomber all three are from the north caucasus republic of english and are believed to have known about the attack planned by twenty wrote evil with a manhunt is on for seven other suspects wanted in connection with the bombing at the security operation gathered pace the president shifted the focus from what has been down to sort out the. so much of the tragedy what is being done to prevent similar tragedies from happening again the best thing to do he decided is to go on inspection personally. he checked security at one of moscow's busiest railway stations and was left unimpressed to say the least. as i see private security agents here but where is the police and where are any metal detectors i don't see them we don't have metal detectors that's true these baksh and didn't
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reveal any sissy t.v. either and just to compound concerns no police in sight. through the whole station and i haven't seen a single policeman no police but there's a church well at least you have some place to pray. but the time when people relied soley on god not police may finally be over russia's anti terror law is likely to be seriously amended so just as the country's police force is now undergoing a major overhaul it's hoped the changes to the police will put an end to cop corruption and security lapses. r t. the extradition hearing of wiki leaks founder julian assange has been adjourned until the end of february hibbett in court in london on friday as he continues his fight against extradition to sweden where he faces questioning over sex crime allegations he claims the case is being fabricated so the u.s. can use sweden to get its hands on him and he said no explores the cozy
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relationship between washington and stockholm. sweden a quiet little neutral scandinavian nation the current foreign policy establishment in sweden has a remarkably close relationship with the united states the country that gave us our flat pack furniture for dollar meatballs top models and long bombshells may not be so new. afterall american influence is everywhere from food to feature films but in sweden it seems to be supersized just the other day the deerhunter film was shown again on swedish t.v. for the. sixtieth time it's an awful film it's the worst propaganda politics through the back door like sweden's times with nato you have the military and some politicians cross-breeding intensively with the united states and with
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nato and the large mass of the population being totally unaware of all the stuff going on but it's not just what swedes are taking in it's also what their leaders are ready to give from julian assange to terrorist suspects to nato support when america wants something they get it but why and what's in it for the so-called neutral nation they get. all the benefits of being an intelligence partner of the united states without the baggage of being in nato it's a partnership decades in the making there is. a willingness to. do the ariens of the united states over many years from. question seven. making asylum seekers in sweden available to the cia freddy's is particularly strong now with a raid leaning government in sweden and with the us wanting him for spying and
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sweden wanting him for sex crimes julian assange is wanted by quite a team and the songe wiki leaks case seems to be just the next continuation of this very old intelligence relationship here's some other relationships we dug up julian assange ticks off the us with fierce reaction from one of the country's most notorious neo cons is not a particularly credible source and mobile and he is a you know tamil in my mind as it is a clearly ought to be heard. grabbed and put on trial for what he used earlier these words from karl rove who claims he's part swedish and just happens to be advising the country's pm while the former swedish minister of justice is a partner in the firm who filed charges against a songe for sex crimes with another link to the us thomas von stroheim is claimed to have handed the cia asylum seekers from sweden who were then tortured the question about neutrality became even even clearer thanks to some of the documents
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from exactly with. the big question now is there not room in the british justice system to protect julian assange from the united states of sweden america and let him keep blowing his whistle and he's in no way are to stockholm sweden. we could expand a genocide is also set for another high court battle he's accused the guardian newspaper of malicious libel over its title account of the online whistleblower the british daily is also being blamed for adjusting we could leaks diplomatic cables to fit its editorial policy what it has more now on the rift between the x. friends. they were exposing us embassy secrets to the world but now wiki leaks and the guardian have rapidly fallen out of love and it's turning nasty in the original agreement between wiki leaks and its partner publications the partners were to help publish cables on the whistle blowing web
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site blocking out names to protect the innocent was allowed but sources close to wiki leaks maintain the guardian went one step further accusing the newspaper of redacting the cables to suit its own political and editorial agenda something the guardian denies one of the alleged missions focuses on iranian dissident politicians and the guardian we. they don't want such things to be known. they will. they cut out everything that was good too. in such a way that either of the guards. or of the killer would never know how those people themselves view their only that the guardian reports early how many is just another political liar and intriguer. but what it leaves out is why description of
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your position as lacking organization and freezing problems of ultimate direction and leadership specific opposition figures are. stubborn but not charismatic karoubi courageous who do few institutional allies hatami cautious and weak in cables about the activities of western companies in kazakstan the guardian fail to publish details of alleged bribery the actual cable talked of an internal investigation in a western company over five years during which former employees caused the company to pay five point two million to agents with in town the disappearance would influence because our professionals to allow the company to obtain business in other words bribing officials for contracts to the companies allegedly involved british gas and any italy's gas giant that this isn't necessarily the story that
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the guardian wants to tell that the that there are editorial pressures on them but it also could be simply the lawyers at the guardian are getting a bit jumpy and saying well look we can't accuse people of bribes because they're incredibly powerful and they're rich and this is one of the problems with a lot of libel and the lawyers at newspapers is that they're actually only afraid of the rich and powerful ordinary people they will say almost anything about them because. these people don't have the means to sue the guardian prince andrew was cocky verging on rude in kyrgyzstan. although britain's prince andrew may have wished the guardian had edited information about his behavior in kyrgyzstan more so . the reason for the guardian's alterations was to help simplify the information it's the only way it could be done there's so much material and it is so the form is. inaccessible.
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the guardian declined to give us an interview but did send a statement saying they were. for two reasons to protect sources he might be placed to protect the guardian from legal action. the guardian might have to get. the new book which. wiki leaks made a political choice when it decided to. take. it to be the wrong one and with the guardian's recent publication of a book portraying the newspaper's dealings with wiki leaks in a deeply under favorable light it's a relationship that. the
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. payoff. on tuesday former u.s. secretary of defense donald rumsfeld has lifted the lid on life at the helm of the so-called war on terror by publishing his memoirs entitled known and unknown a chance how he served under two american presidents gerald ford and george w. bush the interview with the fox news channel people only defended the iraq invasion
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but also called the guantanamo bay detention center one of the finest prison systems in the world visit a journalist who says washington's all the hawk knew much less that he's trying to pretend to go. to court is there no knowns and there are known knowns and it's one of those famous mysterious quotes that he was he often made that you know seemed. mysterious but in fact i think merely just slip of the tongue was rather than you know sort of some sort of poetic imagination and i actually think that there were many no known scene clued in the idea that if you do an invasion an invasion that was even if the invasion was not justified you have to do it with what you know which is you cannot actually. control a country with one hundred fifty thousand troops and you find out whether or not
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they're actually weapons of mass destruction as opposed to proceeding on unknown's and unprovable which is what he did and so by him calling it known and unknown is i think maybe a clever use the phrase but actually proves how little he knew and how little he would he acknowledges you know his crimes. ongoing sectarian violence is forcing iraq's religious minority to seek safe haven in the relatively calm northern region of kurdistan hundreds of thousands of christians are fled there in the years following the two thousand and three u.s. led invasion and it's about your reports from iraq those who remain are putting their lives in danger. every night miriam gets ready for bed with her family but it's not her bed it's not even her house miriam and her family are christian iraqis who have been forced to flee from baghdad to the semi autonomous kurdish region because they become targets of extremist groups in the country in two thousand and
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seven miriam was hit by a bomb that was planted outside her house the lack i want to put my arms just to buy some chocolate and come back i went out and didn't see anything i just had the bomb and i fell to the ground miriam was lying in the street with her foot dangling from her leg her father i had rushed outside. i saw my daughter lying like it was a living. my daughter was lying in the growing and people were running show saying everything was covered in dark street and shortage of glass so i picked up my daughter with her legs dangling i almost lost it i was showing my daughter's gait she's been hit by a bomb but. luckily i had was able to get her to a doctor who could repair her leg but others have not been so lucky in october last year fifty six people were killed by militants when they attacked the our lady of salvation church in baghdad in the following weeks dozens more were killed in
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attacks across the country many fear that eventually christians will be driven out of iraq completely of the eight hundred thousand christians in the country before two thousand and three almost half of fled in the past month alone four thousand have moved to the comparative safety of the northern kurdish region here they can worship and live in peace but in living their homes they've lost absolutely everything many like miriam's father and are forced to make a living cleaning toilets in bars and restaurants. i served first seven years in the military under saddam hussein i'm an iraqi christian and i don't have a square switch of land in my name why what's my crime many in the church feel that countries in the west are responsible. americans are liars we don't trust their reputation is terrible because everywhere they have light the us train the sunni and shia and they just watch while they kill it is impossible not to see all
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these murders but they don't get involved. it's the end of a long day and time for the family to go to bed everyone gets ready and eventually the lights are switched off in the darkness and uncertainty miriam and the rest of her family are left to dream about and hope for a better tomorrow sebastian meyer r t so i'm in the iraq. german chancellor angela merkel is face questioning over a military a strike which killed dozens of civilians in afghanistan almost two years ago our two hundred forty two people were killed the majority of them civilians as a result of the strike on two fuel tankers hijacked by taliban militants the incident sparked a political storm in germany in the jobs of several top military officials rejected claims the parties in her coalition government covered up the incident so it wouldn't affect results in an election at the time chancellor's testimony came a couple of weeks now to germany poland voted to extend the military mission in afghanistan by one year jens wagner an antiwar activist and analyst says it's the
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us who determines when nato forces should withdraw from the region that. germany mission in afghanistan basically will end when the united states foreign policy wants it to and that's the basic line to what it boils down to the overall gain in these pakistan afghanistan and iraq wars is totally different from any kind of humanitarian mission all. democracy and mission for democracy or anything like that in the long run everything will be done to maintain a strategic dominance of this region by united states and nato countries germany only benefits in the context of thinking. of the. resource wars and all of us dominated foreign policy the europeans and the nato
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countries our allies in this system and as i said they try to benefit from resource influence and of nato domination for the middle east and for the energy rich countries and for the support of the dollar system as world currency. just remind you we've got plenty more stories coming your way in the next hour we're here with you twenty four hours a day including american dream for american nightmare cities across the u.s. are hard hit as the government faced with record debt slashes wages and cuts vital services. and with more guns per person than any other european country many switzer wonder if it's time to finally say farewell to arms. plus the problem of underage drinking russian youngsters are finding it easy to buy spirits without being asked for id there's a lack of law enforcement is leaving the country with polls and a teenager alcoholics. labib out with a recap of our top stories in just
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