tv [untitled] August 11, 2012 9:00pm-9:30pm EDT
and i see a reception riot police clash with anti-war activists in istanbul furious over hillary clinton's visit who has pledged millions of dollars to the syrian opposition stepping up plans for a post assad future. plus a bribe for desertion qatar reportedly offers the syrian ambassador to martini a one million dollars and political asylum if he defects and voices his support of the rebels. and the u.s. says it's into tehran shows that there's no nuclear weapon in the works yet but a leading paper reports that an israeli strike on iran could be imminent.
and broadcasting live from our studios in central moscow this is r t i'm sean thomas and these are top stories washington and turkey are weighing bringing in a no fly zone over syria as well as getting ready for worst case scenarios including any use of chemical weapons by the assad regime u.s. foreign policy chief hillary clinton has pledged a further five and a half million dollars in aid to syrian rebels during a visit to turkey it brings the total funding for the opposition to eighty two million since the conflict began last year in istanbul clinton received a far from warm welcome riot police clashed with turkish anti-war activists from a leftist party trying to reach the building where she was to meet prime minister and the one officers responded with a bit times and tear gas injuring at least five people on car recently stepped up threats to use force in syria if it feels threatened from across the border while western states are stepping up plans for a post assad syria journalist don de bar says that by supporting the rebels that
they are only adding it to the violence. 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 and to very dangerous game to play you are on the one hand creating an enemy that has no state ties really isn't almost silent anywhere and that just is highly weaponized very angry and extremely religious the conduct of the 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 these two choices are what are being presented by american policy in syria the u.n. chief has back to the presence of international monitors in syria which would provide impartial means of assessing of the situation on the ground the observers extended mandate expires in less than ten days with a veteran algerian diplomat touted to become the new u.n. and arab league envoy after kofi annan quit here's artie's peter oliver. it's not 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 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 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 me the former algerian foreign minister taking on that difficult job in syria. peter all of our reporting for us there now qatar has reportedly tried to bribe the syrian ambassador. allegedly promising one million dollars and political asylum in exchange for defecting the same diplomat is thought to have turned down the offer calling it flagrant interference in syria's internal affairs middle east history and politics professor jeremy salt says gulf nations are using their huge financial clout to help topple the government of president assad what to tell us about the gulf states is they have in the supplies money. to buy people out and this is the first question that should be asked of all these defectors and how much they pay
you how much do you get and there must be some kind of sliding scale i mean what is ambassador worth what is a foreign minister worth what is a kind of a low level represented mauritania worth i mean he was reportedly been given off a one million dollars plus twenty thousand dollars a month for the next twenty years which you know is pretty good but one would imagine that people would be offered even more than we know what the beginning of this whole protest movement qatar is a bribe. the foreign minister tried to buy him out he refused he just rejected their offer so it's very kind of important pops i mean anyone who's now high up in the syrian government if they want to kind of defect they're going to get a lot of money to shore and they can go on even doha which might not be to have guns taste but they will certainly get a lot of money if they turn their backs on their own governments. coming up the fallout from the revolution in. egypt a few remaining jews fear escalating threats from the countries that new leadership that is cairo's relations with israel soured even further. and keeping the internet
safe and free but is it really possible to achieve both we investigate in a few minutes time. washington says it has the visibility inside iran's nuclear program confident it will know if you're wrong moves towards building a bomb the remarks look to be directed at israel which warned earlier that the international community might not realize in time to prevent iran from acquiring a weapon israeli media suggests and the country could launch an immediate strike on iran before the presidential elections in the united states plans could lead to a rift between the allies as the u.s. insists that tightening economic sanctions is enough signed on friday prohibits american entrepreneurs from doing business with the iranian oil sector and also shipping and finance companies are to use on associate of the ports. 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 offered 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 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. an associate you're going to reporting for us there from the united states now remember there are always more stories for you at r.t. dot com here is a look at what you can find there right now. a shocking of finding during a special operation in central russia the police discovered a bunker full of cult members and dozens of children spent ten years in underground cells without daylight. plus social media thrill seekers are paying the price for playing up to the camera another fatality from the craze for posting pictures of
and welcome back you are with our team. in peace keeping troops in egypt sinai peninsula have come under fire from a group of armed men the troops who are bringing military reinforcements to the region where terror attacks have been escalating on friday egypt captured a six suspected militants there after attack an. last last sunday killed sixteen border guards the campaign to hunt down the gunman was the biggest in the region since the one nine hundred seventy three war with israel this time though the operation was welcomed by the jewish state however the tentative truce is not helping egypt jewish citizens who say they are living in constant fear the arab spring has made them wary of both their new rulers and their neighbors as artie's policy or reports. 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 her did family for comfort she is one of cairo's few remaining jews once there were eighty thousand now there are fewer than twenty and certainly i'm afraid certainly i haven't been asked that bad i try to 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 threaten death it took us a long time to find sabine 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 fun not to persons in my back to. 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 their way to study with a non-physician rabbi moses been my mourns after mitt has collected memories of the many jews who once lived here he proudly shows me articles of those he wants you about. this place used to be fool jews they were all my friends but they all left in the early fifties sometimes they come back to visit me and then we always see it and talk about the good old times. 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 way voice today in these streets it can be dangerous to ask where's the nearest synagogue certainly i ever heard of though they are going to look at not the god of they said but you're just program is to do like to resemble that of god to. that little country which few day to mention israel they may be
divisions among egyptians but they are united in their hatred of their neighbor. israel is a racist state which doesn't respect agreements and israeli jew is not welcome in egypt. no treats you continue between us i hate dealing with israel and its presence in the region is dangerous but. israel is 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. more of the world's news for you now. at least one hundred eighty people have been killed and more than one thousand injured as two strong growth rates hit northwest iran panicked residents fled the area as aftershocks
continue while communications and electricity were cut the quake happened near the city of breeze which has a nuclear research facility however most of the victims were thought to be from nearby smaller towns and villages. a policeman at a roadblock in afghanistan opened fire on fellow officers killing at least eleven the attacker who is believed to be a taliban infiltrator was killed when police returned fire this comes a day after separate shootings by afghan police one of which by a police commander killed six medo troops attacks by supposed colleagues of coalition troops have been on the rise as u.s. led forces plan to pull out of the country by the end of twenty team. on. a road accident in the northern india has killed at least fifty two people and injured forty six after an overcrowded bus fell into a deep gorge the driver lost control of the vehicle which was carrying passengers on its roof at a sharp a bend on
a mountain road police figures show india has the world's highest road death toll with more than one hundred thousand casualties each year. gunmen attacked a prison in the libyan capital tripoli breaking free eight prisoners unknown assailants opened fire on security personnel with the ensuing gunfight killing one prisoner and injuring a mates and three police officers the detainees had been awaiting trial for crimes committed in the past year the president comes two days after libya's new government assumed power. u.s. republican presidential candidate mitt romney has announced his running mate house budget committee chairman paul ryan the best known for his attempt to slash america's public spending by over five trillion dollars that's being a. by the democratic minority in the house romney's choice for his number two could prove crucial in his chances of winning the white house in november from barack obama who is currently ahead in the polls very first on the web at this rate every
protecting children from pornography and public institutions from cyber terrorism may sound as good reasons to control the internet but where do you draw the line between security and censorship in the off investigations. it is hard to argue 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 it gives 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. using this law to protect children is blocking access to information for everyone including adults that's not protection that 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 use different tactics whether it's copyright laws or cyber security laws or just using national security as an excuse to go after for 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 of the authorities. 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 u.s. house vote. to force private companies like facebook to share personal data with the government and military when it comes to protecting our civil rights and civil liberties we don't usually give a 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 s.m.s. this is the first step towards the government taking control of the internet 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 of the internet is. a little better. it's one of the biggest challenges facing governments of today and matter how well intentioned regulations will always be subject to criticism and treading the line between security and censorship while it may be harder than it seems lucy catherine of our t.v. . the russian air force turns one hundred on sunday celebrating its centenary with a spectacular style in the skies over the moscow region the grand finale of a three day display will start national and foreign aviation aces performing death defying stunts over a one hundred planes and helicopters are taking part in the event including russia's latest stated we are 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 also soar through the skies russian president vladimir putin said that more than six hundred new combat planes and one
thousand helicopters will supplement for country's air fleet by two thousand and twenty. u.s. congress is struggling to pass one hundred billion dollars a year farm bill which also aims to reduce food stamp fraud over the next five years the industry's big hitters such as those making genetically modified foods are dominating the discussion this is the head of nutrition and health groups but food historian ken obama says the desire for natural products is likely to grow. the people who control that happens to most of the most. especially. those you know it's intellectual property out there and they don't want other people testing it is 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 for a new flavors and very consistent things like that that go into our food and have other people who say i just don't want this and i'd rather eat whole foods and
things that are grown organically or or at least stain of leaf if you think that this search object or you know how our attitude towards changes then we move toward natural 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 all their own you know bowls and your meat and 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 our 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 find it's something seeds but the government so far has decided that these are virtually quote you know the corn that is g.m.o. and the corn that isn't. really you don't have to test that you have zero or because same organs which i think might disagree. with nutrition
what do you prefer eating cheap and easy fast food or taking some trouble to keep yourself healthy with organic alternatives resident reporter has been on the streets of new york to see who is keen to be lean and green. 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 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've ever had in my life kale spinach basal i mean it's like and it's like changing it sounds that listen it's delicious and expensive actually it is expensive but if you think about it a glass of wine is like nine dollars and it costs the same amount why do you think
organic costs so much more regulation at least in finland it's really strict on what you can do and how you do it so and the crop is smaller so that's the problem doing doesn't that defy logic shouldn't it be cheaper to eat a tomato yeah yeah it should be true that the world we live and yeah i'm a medical doctor is there that the food is. let's say polluted or or it's not healthy like contains a lot of for a transfer and so on and so on then it can lead to cancer but genetically modified food cannot lead to consummate this nonsense so there's a lot of people that assert it dies why do you think they get away with that but why does the demo have such a bad rap i think it's mainly some kind of propaganda a lot more people are interested to get healthier and other parts of the world so where do you think america falls in that spectrum very well obesity is the number one for kids here is it just a lack of knowledge or do people don't have the money time. we want to sit down for
breakfast this morning and healthy just got here cannot find everybody's running and grab your time so you're eating better now more ghana and. and i did manage to keep him on the straights and not right our guys are the phrases mc. i don't mind they might if it is not there you won't need it and that's the best word to daughter whether or not you eat organically the bottom line is you might want to take a minute to consider the old that are at them you are what you eat it's. well after the headlines in just a few moments our documentary examines how america's hunger for cheap energy is leaving some communities drilled out of their homes. will.
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