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what. began the journey. where did it take. after crossroads the u.s. gets the man they've been hunting for a decade but the war on terror goes all in the world waits to see what's in store for america's conflicts. all according to plan nato hints of a possible transition from strikes to a ground operation in libya but experts say it was always part of the program. and some russian parents demand more decisive laws against predatory paedophiles while others resort to vigilante justice often losing faith in the authorities. and then business news new stress tests carried out by the central bank so banks
are still suffering from the aftermath of the economic crisis will have more than what analysts think of all the problems in our business update it's. international news live from moscow this is r.t. with you twenty four hours a day well now that the symbolic reason for the u.s. presence in afghanistan has gone with the fall of bin laden the question is whether america is going to stick to its war plan this summer u.s. forces are due to start pulling out the recent anti terror milestone and they prompt the white house to prolong its mission as aussies murdered portal reports a possible u. turn would do little to improve life in the water and country. nine and a half years on the war in afghanistan has grown visibly worse while u.s. rhetoric surrounding it has consistently spun in circles we are making progress
that is what it was unable to make the progress that we have made and i think it's possible that by the end of this year you will. since two thousand and three washington has repeatedly per cleaned turning points for a conflict that critics call our failing quagmire but the reality is that things are still mean that things are worse than they were this time last year every year as we send more troops there every year as we spend more money and the insurgency grows in size karzai as government gets weaker and violence gets worse and nearly fifteen hundred u.s. soldiers and ten thousand afghan civilians have been killed in a war costing america two billion dollars per week meanwhile after assassinating the man it's been hunting since two thousand and one the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden i disconnect between what the
u.s. says and what the world sees may have deeper a defining moment in the war against al qaeda the war on terrorism. the head of the snake effectively you have this aging sickly old man who really hasn't done anything of real political significance for a long time and the great kind of triumph against western leaders and really kind of suffering the trumpets of the moments. before him turned. into this kind of symbol of evil following the nine eleven attacks is actually more a creation of the west than he is a real political kind of terrorist threats in himself u.s. officials branded bin laden's killing as a success and strategic blow to al qaeda it is going to have i think very important reverberations through. the area on the other kind of network in that area if you can see them start eating themselves from within more and more this as some see the
u.s. churning and spinning fiction into fact in afghanistan itself it's not. that much overall we're fighting taliban fighting afghan taliban afghanistan we're not fighting al qaeda you have a new generation of young radicals who've grown up watching these wars over the past ten years that are far more radical than their predecessors osama bin laden claimed responsibility for the nine eleven attacks that killed nearly three thousand people in devastated new york city nearly ten years later with his death is being reported as a victory for the u.s. while the words that america waged to get him still struggles to find a conclusion. hartstein new york. let's get more insight on this from dr truth could be chief an expert on foreign affairs joining me live now from chicago thanks very much indeed for being with us here in our to washington has said that he was when he was shot be confusing this isn't it how could.
resist as they say. well the obvious answer is to be not consistent he was never meant to be kept alive. because those others who decided that he should be taken out of reason. are seeing revolutions if there was to be a public trial those relations probably hark back to the one nine hundred eighty s. when bin ladin and she's. wearing their lesson stage and the cia the m i six and pakistan's i.s.i. where lady x. to be in promoting. highlands of the pianist of course later on goes the child support model so to say. saying that the manner in which the western intelligence agencies coaxed to use islam in critical islam as
a tool of the late cold war policy in the eighty's was something that they will not publicly know about looking to the future now what's happening in libya you say the ghost is out of the bottle now some may say with the al qaeda and ranks with perhaps some people there in libya could we see history repeating itself. well yes and as mark has said the first time it's repeated this tragically the second time was us and yet again. we are prince services as well as liberal critics saying that perhaps those same characters extremely bad when their presence in mesopotamia. may not be all that bad after all when they're f.b.i. or annika. on balance their global objectives are always the same they have this manichean they constantly between the world of state and the
world at war and they have little time for infidels of different kinds whether the russians and the serbs in kosovo or the westerners in the heart but at least on so i think that the real legacy of bin ladin is. an organization that is not hierarchical in structure that shares. of autonomous or similar ton of this stuff it's this can perfectly function without even a formal to get it and in that respect she's departure it will not change anything the real question is whether the americans will sober up about the ambivalence through all this town has been so to say hunting with the hounds and running with the fairies for far too long but what about as you say it won't change a great deal but now we see what's happening in the middle east with nato and the
us in particular involved in the unrest there throughout the region the fact that he has now been killed. will have no effect on what actually makes life a lot more difficult for nato and the us how to perhaps read strength into the al qaeda movement now. well in that sense yes because the motivation will be tight. the culture from the scene especially with the circumstances surrounding i don't think we should expect any single one retaliatory attack by al qaeda. pretty certain that young militants memorising koranic verses to the shower or firing rockets. in benghazi or surfing the net in leicester or mass. will each try something in the way of contribution of their own what we are now witnessing is house being allowed
a period which has been in place for a good many years and even that sense i don't see that those who want this cause we want to express collate actually don't mind. being allowed in all the manner in which it would have to leave it there some of the coverage thank you very much indeed for giving us your point of view must live there in chicago thank you. well the the chief al qaeda operative in the north caucuses has been killed by russians law enforcement attack international he's credited with being the international coordinator for the region's terror cells correspondent dina question of informing the government developments there for us. a chief al qaeda operative in the region of glock wood has been killed during a special operation led by russian special forces now it is believed that he arrived to rochelle from georgia now he was and mona of the al qaida arabic group that was operating in russia's north caucasus and since two thousand and six he has
been the deputy had of the chief al qaida operative in the region in charge of cash flows of funds that paid for terrorist activities in russia now russia's antiterrorist committee adds that the results of this recent open ration will disrupt the connection between the terrorists that are operating here in russia's north caucasus with the international terrorist group al qaida and indeed to the killing of the love which is a part of a major an anti terror operation that was launched in this area but still there is no clear information elsewhere russia's most wanted terrorist the model might be hiding and russia's north caucasus it was believed earlier that he may have been among the dad in another operation an english sense and good d.n.a. test found no presence of him and currently a major search operations are underway here in russia's north caucasus. this is all
to come to lloyd from the russian capital forty four hours a day now with all the russian woman was so affected by recent news events that she started seeing things of what you can see well is on the website or call evolution question for the police and told them she had to run for the board but being called one of the capital's major metro stations and after period of panic the prediction was proved to be a false alarm. it was all about sort of the moment or if you don't call before you see someone in your home looking lips with a computer surprised by that because of your invention apparently allows people to experience the sensation of kissing those stories and plenty of others for you at all to talk or. if. you. italy will host the next major international meeting on libya and leaders from nato
and the arab league will gather this thursday to plan the political transition following the departure of the libyan leader moammar gadhafi and the stalemate grips libya a nato spokesman says the use of ground troops may be the only way to move the situation forward. aerial bombardments of libya's which did good in according to nato libya's leader colonel gadhafi has dug in defensive positions meanwhile civilian casualties from allied bombing continue to mount nato spokesman review of a solution send did ground troops. the u.n. security council should adopt a new resolution on libya resolution one thousand seven hundred three there's not invisible man operations we need a new resolution. and forces plan that's all along says a leading u.s. law professor clearly what we're seeing unfold here in libya is a pre existing war plan by nato by the british by the french by the
americans who would tear libya everything now is going according to plan which is why i believe that since they have failed to our polls darkie with the steps so far the next stage will be moving into a ground invasion and the powers have to push the international community into supporting the war and those one or the protecting civilians was the claim but grabbing the country's resources is the real goal this is one of the most the. reason transgressions of the rights of nation national sovereignty and international law the we've seen in the post-war period the west the u.s. and france and britain have been called berkeley according to the evidence that's leaking out covertly arming the opposition to gadhafi in hopes of grabbing control of the oil and in the media different parts of libya the libyan government promise is still for nato if it sends in ground troops some agree such
a war may be tougher than expected that we will see increased activity what i mean there but also on the ground. maybe this will solve the problem of a spec or a nato countries or maybe it will simply be. the one who. bombing from thirty thousand feet coalition soldiers feel fairly safe but then she was activists want putting troops on the ground risks not just more civilian killing but as well the further away they get from high tech and they and the nearer they get to know tech then the greater the danger of casualties on both sides turkey china and russia who will criticize the bombardments of libya for minister sergey lavrov thinks nato has already gone beyond the first u.n. resolution to maintain a no fly zone he hits a second resolution to move in ground troops may not come as easy now several
nations feel tricked. if anybody wants to ask for this one it will come to the u.n. security council we will discuss trying to understand what was planned because that integration is from the money and we're seeing now are enough to learn lessons with international opposition on the rois states face an uphill task to make the case for more war britain's prime minister will dealt sending ground troops to libya his defense secretary of muted to parliament they planned exactly that but you have members good at the number of civilian deaths from nato bombing a drawing likely to welcome escalation of the conflict there what you're see london . pressure is mounting on the russian parliament to introduce chemical castration for paedophiles that say the current laws allow criminals to reaffirm something which is force desperate parents to hand down their own form of justice some believing strong forms of punishment alone won't solve such a complex and. elaine is a mother of three last summer her four year old daughter was raped once really
learned what happened she found the man responsible and beat him to death. well looking back i can only said i just wanted to be sure this animal was punished and would never do such a variable think he did to my little girl found guilty of murder she spent he increasingly for public pressure saw her released. sadly it is case is not an isolated one in russia in a country where seventy percent of paedophiles up and rolled with their virginity jury offend age learn to just as is often used as an attorney to court of law so with him losing is missable but it starts with the state fails if poor mothers and fathers knew that offenders would get fifteen years in prison or more would be castrated before being released would never be released without a satellite tracking chip as in the usa and police and know about their every step
i'm pretty sure they would not kill them. there have been numerous attempts to toughen the laws on paedophiles in russia in a decade dozens of bills stipulate in chemical castration or life imprisonment have been discussed by the city duma but not a single one has passed. or paedophiles aren't without support in russia this means some police officers who receive money for allowing brother alls and dance to all grade of the court system acquit and criminals i am not all the talking about the child porn industry there is so much money in so many people involved in this corruption this evil is to hard to vital cog good some don't give up and fight their own war so it is hiding his face he says the country's paedophiles a hunting for him killer and information from these papers and t.v. has created an online tree to file database with child traffic. and forto was.
in ninety eight percent of cases child abuse is real and people should know that who they are they should know what they look like they should be on alert sergei says is thirteen years he's been working on the site and not a single official has taken any interest in his plight which they do have far greater databases but just don't want to open them up with the should have done sex offenders here are divided into categories from gays serving sentences to days have passed away but there are many who were knocked as at large or wanted a terrifying thought for karen's everywhere. every day some six to children become victims of paedophiles in russia that means in the two weeks we've been working on this report more than eight hundred kids happen to be four years russian legislators have been talking about protecting children but for each day they fail to act even more innocent lives are being. refashion artsy.
also overcome this hour in a program a tourist called spot. nobody there destroyed the natural beauty of your mild all the exotic foreigner that they have here does this place look like a tourist paradise to you all certainly the local authority think so. freezing weather and remote location and no obstacle for those looking for the jews and the arctic circle that coming our way very shortly here. following a wave of anti austerity protests portugal has announced that it has secured a one hundred fifteen billion dollars financial bailout package from the e.u. well for more on what the financial lifeline means i'm now joined by associate professor harold he's probably the pov of economics that we can see a business called he's joining me live there in germany thanks very much indeed for being with us there's been a lot of relief amongst our governments across the e.u. . now that the portugal bailout plan has been agreed upon but do you think it will
resolve lisbon's problems. but i was relieved because. it's a one game time. it won't solve anything in principle the live line. but it's a way of gaining time gaining time to implement it's cool reform after all the government deficits are still very very high. in our interest in descending order so politicians gain time in implementing reforms and we do run and it's certainly a relief to. a whole group of european banks have exposed tool for abuse another joke oh thing is well those reforms in the medium term be enough to pay back this debt after the loan period is over if it were asking is what really is the state of the portuguese economy what is its potential to be able to play itself out later. but the level of debt in portugal is around
eighty seven ninety percent that has historically been associated with frequent default. we cannot claim that the situation is as desperate in terms of need for restructuring in the medium run is for example for greece but it certainly had a better range well. in the medium run before it is not excluded i remember about all this in saying that by agreeing to this bailout plan portugal is in effect losing a forty over its own economy is that the case. well the prime minister was very keen to point out with how many how few strings just each new funds came attached and i would rather put the question the opposite way it's not a problem of summer again that is the key problem but one of fiscal accountability can. can the politicians can a political system constrain. given in spending.
undertake structural reform and of course in the long run the question of competitiveness can be. nice. because to me you retain competitiveness and that will require a lot of structural reforms presumably of more reach for its ability savings in the public sector and so on so does a lot of reform and this is temporary billowed can be just seen as a way of gaining time if was the truth of this is that this is the third bailout now. all of the people in member states the people themselves seeing their governments handing money towards failed economies all of those people within those countries getting fed up after all they're all suffering from their own austerity measures could public opinion within those member states actually perhaps influence future bailout plans and governments actually because of their political problems refuse to buy in other countries could happen. of course there is right now at
least guarantees and so it doesn't really require any additional funds being transferred so in. some time when he's trying to runs don't succeed and if actually for the currying then i think some much more harder questions will be asked and we have seen this happening already in finland and certainly in iceland so i think there's a question of. that there then for the cohesion of the e.u. surely that would really be perhaps a crumbling point if you see countries not willing to bail out their partners. but don't forget. we default on a sovereign debt a lot of. things in france or in germany or even outside the u.s. so it's not you really are your a problem. who gets well so the question is are the politicians willing to accept the national banks take the hit from
a sovereign you thought what are you willing to sort of roll. these governments of for while further we check spirit guarantees and it seems to be you know the politicians are basically taken hostage i don't think we're going to finish that one part of question is next. but it's a very hard question to answer and so far the economic fundamentals and the level of debt has been is much lower all right thank you very much it is for a chance for spain is getting ok thanks very much sort of push you for a quick answer there but it's very interesting here we have to say harold hall thank you very much for joining us live there in frankfurt well let's stay on the let's stay on the subject all that business and all the latest from korea is next stay with us. with. them back into our business update this our. top story banks in russia are still suffering from the aftermath of the economic crisis that's according to
a new stress test undertaken by the central bank in the event of another wave of economic turmoil and about half of the banks were found to be under capitalized and over three high have been forced out of the market but a lot of from our bank explains what there is arts. but i think what is the really important at the moment is to see that off the two thousand eight crisis will still have a very deep knowledge of banks which potentially can be in financial trouble in case of long term goals and i would say they. through the banks which will be forced all of the market value the heart of the banks to acquire some support this is that you have very deep portion of the banking system and i would say we have seen after the publication of this stress that as of the intervening market rates went slightly this is definitely generating some nervousness between banks in terms of the quote of the counterpart is released and i think the stress does the phone call central bank to be more proactive in control in want to try and kill the banking sector.
and vs large is coming off the vase has had a strong start to the year because giant almost double the sales between january and april compared to the same period last year after the still benefiting from the successful cash for clunkers program and managed to increase exports by fifty percent within the period. of a look at how the markets are performing this hour all prices continue to drop in the wake of some data in the u.s. which hinted demand in the country could be slowing down u.s. stocks fall selfie with the dow industrials telling a triple digit loss financial stocks may day along with the broader market in reaction to data showing a still troubled u.s. economy energy stocks extend this slide for a third straight session with the price of crude pulling back to one hundred ten dollars a barrel exxon mobil and chevron are both down with the latter setting any two percent. european markets finished in the red on wednesday the footsie on the docks one point six percent the majors total and b.
people fell in the week of market as opposed to top the losers list of the puts the shouting nine percent the world's largest primaries silver producer fresnel zero five percent but banks in portugal rallied on news of a bailout deal for the country also shares and b.m.w. rose by more than a percent on the back of strong profit results. and here in russia two main stock exchanges closed in the red on wednesday the end of two percent lower and the r.t.s. said one point three percent now looking at some of the individual movers on the rise six energy majors and metal miners were among the top losers on low commodity prices fell over four percent while point is gold going to st point three percent in the red while it's a row was up one percent. were already searching for correction what we've seen are a few for a story from the markets one of the commodity prices falling lower on the back of the expected increase in supplies in the u.s.
to india has increased. interest rates by more than expected and also have been comments coming from china that worried about inflation targeting sites on the trip policy so those two factors together make the second point that the market is now pricing in fresh expectations and for the tightening on the third point is that we've seen a raft of quite weak economic data coming from specifically coming from the u.s. that's all the latest for now we have more for you and less than one hour thanks. to the or.