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this is why you should care only on the orgy dot com. it's like clashes in istanbul with protesters angry at hillary clinton's visit who promises another five and a half million dollars to the syrian rebels as she discusses plans for a future without president the sand. syria's rebels plan to fight back meantime in key parts of the country's second city of aleppo while the u.n. backs the observer mission with a veteran algerian diplomat touted as the new peace envoy. and the u.s. says it's our interests around shows there's no in nuclear weapon in the works yet but a leading paper reports that an israeli strike on iran could be imminent. if
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just joined us warm welcome to this is r.t. live from moscow eight pm here now my name's kevin irwin and first washington stepping up plans for syria's post a sad future and getting ready for worst case scenarios including a possible chemical weapons attack u.s. foreign policy chief hillary clinton is in turkey as i'm kristie threats to weigh in with force if it feels threatened from across the border washington's also pledged a further five and a half million dollars in aid to syrian rebels bringing the total end to eighty two million total funding to the opposition since the conflict began last year riot police clashed with protesters from a leftist party trying to reach the building with clinton was to meet prime minister edward officers responded with batons and tear gas at least five people were injured let's get some thoughts on these latest developments and talk to antiwar activist and journalist on the batteries on the line from the u.s. side on hillary clinton's visit comes. threatening to step up the use of threats in the. in force of the syrian conflict meantime they're also saying
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they're preparing for the worst case scenario that as i just mentioned maybe a chemical attack is that scenario a chemical attack a real possibility. there's been some discussion of the possibility of a so-called black ops chemical attack where some of the u.s. agent forces that are on the ground in syria fighting the government would launch a chemical attack and attempt to lay the blame for that on the syrian government i think that's a real possibility but the discussion by clinton of the possibility of a no fly zone and aerial support for the insurgency or the you know the fighting against the government which is a violation by the way of the u.n. charter of the geneva accords and you know just about all international law that bears on this is a frightening continuation of the policy that the united states has conducted around the world since well since one nine hundred fifty three but certainly since
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at the first iraq war the sanctions period under hillary's husband bill clinton and you know straight through the bush and obama administration thought in this case of course western powers long said along the actions of for the sake of the whole syrian people who have more cash in arms going to the rebels how is that actually going to help bring pace not really working so far is it well it is actually antithetical to peace the conduct of war against the government on the soil where the syrian people live obviously cannot bring peace to the syrian people it's intended to provoke a response from the government the government has the choice of either not responding and allowing armed terrorists to blow things up and blow up their troops and to blow up and execute civilians all of which has been happening or to fight back which of course means that there are parts of the cities that get bombed and there are people that are displaced the these two choices are what are being presented by american policy in syria to is of course a key. player that's why hillary clinton's there the country's allegedly been
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funneling weapons to the syrian rebels through a secret base near the border as the country and its allies to think properly weighed up the dangers of supporting forces with links at the end of the day we believe to al qaeda in particular causal is going on in its border. you might ask the same question of the us alliance with al qaida on and off since its creation in afghanistan in the early eighty's because we know the answer to that the answer is that it's a very dangerous game to play you on the one hand creating an enemy that has no state ties really isn't domiciled anywhere and that just is highly weaponized very angry and extremely religious i guess superstitious angry and so they go around and kill whoever they decide to kill at the moment sometimes it's people in new york city sometimes it's people in afghanistan sometimes it's people in russia sometimes it's people in lebanon in syria right now the focal point is syria
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where you are on the. reportedly been trying to bribe the syrian ambassador mara taney to take the rebel side allegedly promising one million dollars in political asylum what does that tell us about the whole affair maybe the desperation of it well first it tells us the nature of the defections we know that this effort divide people off has been going on you know what happened in libya also you'll see these staged events on the ground to take place with these staged defections and now that the information is coming out we understand the nature of the defections are people that are being purchased don't face your thoughts and who are activists and journalists on the line from the states that thank you for. the u.n. chief fact the presence of international monitors in syria which would provide impartial means of accessing the situation on the ground the observers extended mandate expires next in ten days now with a veteran algerian diplomat had to become the new u.n. arab league envoy after kofi annan quit that side of the story his peter all of a now. it's not
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a job many people would have wanted you think but considering the situation in syria but it's that lakhdar brahimi will be taking over from kofi annan as the next special envoy on the syrian crisis now the seventy eight year old former algerian foreign minister does have pedigree when it comes to dealing with serious conflicts he was instrumental in forming a peace in the late one nine hundred eighty s. in the lebanese civil war in two thousand and one he was sent by the u.n. as the envoy to afghanistan as the united states invaded the country following nine eleven he was again sent to iraq in two thousand and three for the invasion of that country representing the u.n. on that occasion but it's also interesting to look at what type of an envoy he will be kofi annan had quite openly spoke to both the syrian rebels and the assad government now if we look a little bit better he means personal life in his personal contacts we might see
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a different approach from him brahimi is daughter of former b.b.c. and c.n.n. correspondent is married to wear one of the sons of the king of jordan. strong family ties there jordan of course a country that has been linked to the smuggling of weapons and other arms into syria into the hands of the syrian rebels and jordan of course a haven a place of choice for those defecting from the assad government to go so perhaps we could see brahimi focusing attention focusing his attention on speaking to the rebels as opposed to the way that kofi annan tried to do it with speaking to both the rebels and the assad government but it looks like he will take over from kofi annan so it looks like the next envoy going to be locked up or he the former algerian foreign minister taking on that difficult job in syria meantime syrian rebels say they're preparing a counter attack to regain ground in the country's second city of a. after being pushed from
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a key district by government forces the syrian army said to be through more tanks and air strikes at the frontline and the reports of bombing and gunfire in the capital damascus fightings increase the number of refugees than fleeing from the city and the conflict torn state the rebels are pleading for more foreign aid with britain promising nearly eight million dollars worth of new equipment syrian activists are my work of says there's little transparency to the deal though. a turkish member of the parliament said that ambulances used to clear wounded persons from inside syria into turkey are actually taking weaponry to inside syria it does go back to mr hague statement he said that's communication communication devices will be sent in order to warn civilians against impeding impending story government attacks who's going to be warning them are there satellite images that are going to be passed to the ground will those communication devices be released into civilians will be obese into rebels and would they be used as they are intended who can
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guarantee that you can guarantee that body armor is going to be used not to assassinate political opponents in front of t.v. cameras just like what they did with the bernie for leaks you know we need a little bit more transparency with this coming up at r.t. the fall from the revolution egypt's few remaining jews fear escalating threats of the country's new leadership is cairo's relations with israel south report i'm out ahead and also keeping the internet safe and free but is it really possible to achieve both we investigate in a few moments. before that washington says it has a visibility inside iran's nuclear program confident it will know if it moves towards building a bomb no those remarks look to be directed at israel which border earlier that the international community might not realize in time to prevent to around requiring a weapon israeli media suggest the country could launch an imminent strike on iran before the presidential elections in the united states the plans could lead them to
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a rift between the allies as the u.s. insists that tightening economic sanctions is enough a new law signed on friday prohibits american entrepreneurs from doing business with the iranian oil sector and also shipping and insurance companies. report that . according to a major daily israeli newspaper the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his defense minister would like to strike iran as early as before the u.s. . presidential elections taking place in november this year now amid escalating media reports and expert predictions that such an attack could in fact be around the corner the peepers front page article on friday authored by its senior commentators and reportedly based off of conversations with israel's defense minister says that if it were up to benjamin netanyahu and his minister of defense israel would cause a military attack on iran sometime within the next several months importantly
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israel's security cabinet ministers have been resisting such an option for now what's important here is while israel is weighing this option we know of course that iran continues to insist that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes exclusively and we have seen the obama administration be careful in urging israel to stick with diplomacy and now of course the big question is whether israel may in fact go ahead with such an attack and whether or not it will wait for a green light from washington importantly experts in this article are quoted to say that if such an attack were to take place before the u.s. presidential elections there this would cause a major embarrassment to barack obama as well as really cast a blow to his success in these elections because as we know his main rival republican mitt romney has never excluded such an option. remember there are always local stories. the twenty four seven the rough justice find out
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whether the white o's ignored a court indefinitely detaining american citizens without trial also online from us another fatality in russia from the craze for posting pictures of dangerous stunts on social networks as young people pay the price for playing up to the camera. the revolution in egypt shattered the tentative peace with neighboring israel with increasing rocket strikes across the sinai peninsula but it's not only relations between the countries that have suffered egypt's jewish citizens living in fear the arab spring has made them wary of both the new rulers and their neighbors paula slee of. alone frightened and struggling one of the last of her people in a land that no longer wants them selene has merely the photos of who did family for comfort she is one of cairo's few remaining jews once there were eighty thousand now there are fewer than twenty certainly i'm afraid certainly i believe as the bad
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light i don't be able to forget. she has reason to be wary the new rulers of egypt the muslim brotherhood call for jihad and want the liberation of palestine they've launched a war of words against jews that goes as far as to threatened if it took us a long time to find somebody and when we did even longer to convince her to be interviewed by us she was worried that her neighbors would see her talking to a television crew eventually she agreed to talk to us here on the street but when i watched her back to her building a neighbor spotted us and started screaming obscenities at her that is for that to persons in my view that. the roots of jewish people run deep in the streets of cairo as far back as the twelfth century pious jews trod these cobbled streets on the way to study with a non-physician rabbi moses been my morn after mitt has collected memories of the many jews who once lived here he proudly shows me articles of those he once knew about. this place used to be fooled jews they were all my friends but they all left
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in the early fifties sometimes they come back to visit me jeff and we always see it and talk about the good old times better what a miserable look. it was a jewish man who told us that his trade the love of his life was also a jewish woman but his is a rare voice today in these streets it can be dangerous to ask where's the nearest synagogue. certainly i ever heard of though those. that not that they said that if you don't program is to do like to work there was a good. that little country which few day to mention israel they may be divisions among egyptians but they are united in their hatred of the neighbor. israel is a racist state which doesn't respect agreements and israeli jew is not welcome in egypt being in the treaty to continue between us i hate dealing with israel and its presence in the region is dangerous but. israel is
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a cancer our main enemy after the revolution of january it's now possible to cancel the peace agreement with them and so simeon spends her remaining days alone holed up in her apartment and suffering from alzheimer's disease too afraid to venture out and when she does it's only for the shortest time just in the memory of a fast disappearing world policy r.t. cairo coming up we can you afford to be healthy. it's easier to me tell yeah yeah a kid. that that well eleven to eat organic or not on organic that is the question our resident reporters got the answers from the streets of new york coming up a little bit later. russia's air force has been celebrating its same tina is spectacular style of the skies over the moscow region a three day display will see national and foreign aviation aces perform death defying stunts more than hundred planes and helicopters taking part in the event
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including russia's latest state of the art fighter the t fifty the show also includes restored planes from the first and second world wars the famed russian knights and the swifts will be sore in the skies over the weekend to the kremlin recently made the military a top priority with a vow to spend over one hundred twenty billion dollars upgrading the air force over the next few years will news in brief now at least forty people have reportedly been killed and four hundred injured is too strong earthquakes hit northwestern panic residents reported to be fleeing the area while communications and atrocities been cut the quake sat near the city of bridges which has all of petro chemical production and is also reported as a possible nuclear research facility a missile base. libyan army general and senior defense ministry official mohammad had been shot dead in benghazi he was leaving a mosque after friday prayers when he was attacked by a group of government recent months have seen a string of deadly attacks in benghazi on security officials who served in the gadhafi regime as the dead man had the shooting happened
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a day after libya's new government assume power. a policeman there's a checkpoint in afghanistan has opened fire on fellow officers killing at least ten of them the attack is believed to have links with militants was later killed in a gun battle it comes a day after six nato troops were shot dead in separate attacks by afghans one of them a police chief killings by supposed colleagues of coalition troops are on the rise as u.s. led forces plan to pull out of the country by the end of twenty fourteen. straight . u.s. republican presidential candidate mitt romney has announced his running mate house budget committee chairman paul ryan he's best known for trying to slash america's public spending by over five trillion dollars in cuts opposed by the democrat minority in congress romney's choice for his number two could prove crucial to his chances of winning the white house in november from barack obama who is currently ahead of the polls. greece is struggling to meet its budget targets as it tries to
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balance austerity to satisfy its e.u. lenders earlier ratings giant standard and poor's lowered its outlook again on athens saying it might need another loan to survive now later tonight economist roger bootle tells r t that the only way forward for greece is to abandon the single currency now. i think there's no doubt that greece in my view needs to get out of the euro i cannot see any way in which this current policy of austerity. and really. this is going to be very far from a magic wrong. track record. price of crude greece is going to go up possibly wrong so initially living standards are going to be squeezed far from bringing relief do you order a great person it's actually going to make matters worse initially however going forward things are then completely transformed because in a flash greece is more competitive not the grinding deflation they were ten or fifteen years but instantaneously greece is forty or fifty or sixty percent more
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competitive and the demand for greek output is going to take off that doesn't happen overnight but in a matter of months that will happen greek exports will start to rise imports will fall and that will generate employment and more income in greece so there's a trade off a difficult period to go through first of all in order to secure later greater prosperity. and let you know if you're not quite at the ready you can watch the full interview with economist george bush low outlined his view on the least painful way for countries to leave the euro in just about ten minutes time tonight here on this channel r.t. from moscow. the debate over how to control the internet has been marked with growing political and social opposition though despite the efforts of governments to limit the dangers from cyberspace critics say every proposal risks destroying web freedom. the story. is hard to argue
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against protecting young ones from dangers like child pornography that's what russia's new internet law aims to do by making it easier to remove harmful content from the web and give the government new powers to blacklist pages even entire domains bypassing the courts but critics say it could be used for altogether different purposes russia's wikipedia was one of several websites to go dark and protest about militia and it has been using this law to protect children men's blocking access to information for everyone including adults and that's not protection that's censorship. he could be great britain united states france germany lawmakers say the bill is on par even weaker than what's on the books elsewhere but for online activists countries like the u.s. or britain are case studies in how not to regulate the web you can see the different countries are different tactics whether it's copyright laws or cyber security laws or just using national security as an excuse to go after for
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a screech crease speech may be enshrined in america's constitution but in a world where acts of terror could come not only from a few extremists in suicide vests but from a few keystrokes on the computer the keystrokes of u.s. citizens are increasingly under suspicion if you see something say something according to these f.b.i. flyers anyone with a passing interest in personal data security could be a potential terrorist report suspicious activity. pre-crime detection may be the stuff of fiction the homeland security department is considering a virtual border patrol which would scan billions of bytes and bits. to stop cyber crime before it happens that's like sticking a microphone in everyone's living room so you can listen to all the conversations and what is really bad guys internet freedom advocates helped defeat to controversial copyright bills but the us house voted to force private companies like facebook to share personal data with the government and military when it comes
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to protecting our civil rights and civil liberties we don't usually give government blank check and that's really what these bills have done in a lot of ways across the atlantic britain is on the verge of a web wide big brother internet and phone providers are reading black boxes to let the government to monitor every email phone call even as this is the first step the government taking control of the it's. already blocks web pages it deems illegal but under the digital economy act it will soon add copyright violators to the blacklist anyone suspected of illegal downloads could have their internet cut off. the war over how and who should control the internet may have been inevitable you're saying to yourself well no i understand this internet concept a lot on the internet. that are. one of the biggest challenges facing governments of today and matter how well intentioned
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regulations will always be subject to criticism and tracking the line between security and censorship while it may be harder than it seems lucy catherine of r t . the us congress is struggling to pass one hundred billion dollars a year farm bill which also aims to reduce food stuff fraud over the next five years but the industry's big hits as such as those making g.m. foods are dominating the discussion right now head of nutrition and health groups food historian says the desire for natural products though is likely to grow nonetheless. the people who control the hands to most of the most. specially don't want those you know it's intellectual property out there and they don't want other people testing it easy find something wrong with it there's always a constant tension in not just american families that are around the world is that you have food scientists inventing new things freeing flavors and very consistent things like that that go into our food and the other people who say i just don't
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want this and i'd rather eat whole foods and things that are grown organically or or at least stay in the belief if you think that this search object for good how our attitude towards changes in the move toward natural who is very big when i was his sixty's and seventy's it's come back now again and people are starting to do things themselves again the room you know the actual bowls and your meats and the cheese and things like that so this is definitely action against industrial food right now but i think it's going to be the next trend in a major way for the next several years cow or that's eaten g.m.o. corn it's not directly consumed by humans but it's indirect and down the line of things we don't really know what that does ten years after consuming people finds that's something sees that the government so far has decided these are virtually equal you know the corn that is g.m.o. and the corn that isn't. really you don't have to test that g.m.o. or because same organs which i think might disagree. stay with you tricia next to
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what do you prefer eating cheap and easy for food or a taken some trouble to keep yourself healthy with organic alternatives resident reporters but on the streets of new york again to see who's came to the lane and. are you sheep an easy or all organic when it comes to what you eat this week let's talk about that i don't care you don't care so you don't care what you put into your body you. do. for the expense of organic food i mean it doesn't to me it doesn't really make a difference i actually started juicing this year and i found out about it when i was getting a facial and there's a place called free foods right down that way and they have the best juices i ever had in my life kale.
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