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the story's not shared this week western nations ramp up calls for military intervention in syria in order to protect refugees but face criticism for aiming to help on troubles those fighting tactics are accused of being more prominent. in a silence might have to spend from six months to a whole year at the ecuadorian embassy in london the whistleblower makes a forecast during a rare interview saying he hopes for
a diplomatic resolution to the standoff. plus no longer an outcast iran refutes minutes of its international isolation by hosting a profile summit attended by leaders and senior politicians from one hundred countries despite opposition from washington. and the clients of the oligarchs russian business tycoon. wins in a multibillion dollar battle with fellow countrymen and bodies to be dissolved skied in a london court in a case full of accusations of dirty dealings and threats. hello and welcome to our team this sunday on karen tara broadcasting to you live from our studio in moscow where it's two o'clock well western powers have pushed
this week for setting up foreign protected save zones in syria it's a move that would effectively mean armed intervention give an opposition to the idea from russia and china britain has hinted for nations quote act without the un's approval it's been argued the buffer zones are needed to help syrian refugees but some experts believe those behind the initiative are pursuing other interests in the first place. it's a pretext it's still another way to divide and take over the country using the united nations as your vehicle it is unfortunately a repetition of what happened in libya where we have the united nations being used to promote war instead of promote case that playbook worked in libya they want to try the same playbook and no it doesn't work anymore there is no desire by. the west nato to have a negotiated settlement the old with the purpose of this exercise is to make sure that there is no competition in the middle east for pipelines such as by way of
syria iran and other places all these other things are excuses there to claim that they care one bit about humanitarian concerns as it is a gross law they rebel fighters say that foreign powers coming in and establishing a no fly zone over syria would significantly help them in their fight against assad's government meanwhile the tactics employed by the opposition on the ground are raising even more questions as artie's lucy kaufman found out. it was another disturbing example of the many atrocities committed throughout the syrian war a truck bomb with homemade explosives headed for a checkpoint to the entrance of syria's largest city. but the men that are loading it aren't assad forces they're one of the many groups fighting under the banner of the free syrian army and their captive is said to be a member of the should be a militia with very close ties to the outside government the video filmed by the new york times and turn into an on air segment by the b.b.c. captured what human rights groups called evidence of an attempted murder
a potential war crime under international law review of rebels from the free syrian army trying to use a prisoner as an unwitting suicide bomber in there are times when government forces the cameras didn't follow the prisoner who had no idea that while being blindfolded he was actually embarking on a suicide mission he simply thought that he was being given his freedom the very next morning he was said to have a scaped after the bombs failed to detonate and the b.b.c. had aired the story on august twenty second but this glimpse into the darker side of some of the tactics now being used in the uprising never aired again the story was also pulled from the b.b.c. website the network told me that this was due to copyright issues and this very video raises the question about whether such tactics may be more widespread among the opposition than what has been previously documented they have yet to draw the same level of scrutiny as the crimes committed by the government were talented in syria is met with more whether by the government or the rebels the violence seems to be the name of the game and he further shatters the prospects for peace
a grim reality for the civilians caught in this bitter war. no for r.t. and moscow although it's still unclear who exactly forms the fragmented syrian opposition western governments are keen to help them seize power in the conflict torn country france has asked assad opponents to form a provisional government promising to recognize it as the legitimate representative of the news. area the analysis of what could be behind the suggestion by paris and its potential implications his online article dot com. joe a massage once again broke his silence giving his first interview since being granted political asylum by ecuador talking to a pair latin american t.v. network the whistleblower defended the wiki leaks calls pointing out that no one was hurt as a result of publications on the website something that cannot be said about america's actions in iraq and afghanistan which it exposed also lashed out at the
u.s. for its overwhelming surveillance practices and what he called a global spy network implemented via google this the wiki leak or believes is leading to trans national to tell it's very mess up with the public in the west increasingly influenced by press manipulation speaking about his own future of songe who's been holed up in the ecuadorian embassy in london for over two months now said it might take from six months to a year for him to become a free man paul within from the u.k. is independence party told r.t. that assad might be right to count on sweden eventually dropping the case against him. i don't see. a very quick resolution to this unfortunately for our coffers here it is if our police weren't under enough pressure with all the other policing they're having to do it would be a lympics of everything else at the moment. but i don't see
a resolution that you're william hague will stop threatening to storm the ecuadorian embassy which i think he was very foolish to even hint to rigidly but we might come to some arrangement with the ecuadorians i don't know but i think the most likely thing is that sweden will realize that they've created by not sending a prosecutor to talk to him in england there's the offered to do to speak to them to answer their questions by going there's heavy handed route i think they've they've made a rod for their own back and they're going to end up having to drop it but i don't think they'll do it anytime soon all the twists and turns of joanna songes long running saga are on our website r t dark car also there you can watch all the editions of the week wiki leak there's an interview program that was broadcast here on r.t.e. including the one where he talks to ecuador and president rafael correa. there hasn't been anything yet to be. it is to get the maximum political impact on. the source material is what helps the
journalism. we wanted to present. something of. a long lasting conflict between israel and the palestinians continues with new evidence of children in the front line testimonies of former israeli soldiers and the shocking video of how they separated a mother from her daughter in a small palestinian village have taken the strife to a whole new level policy player reports from tel aviv. there were demonstrations as indeed there are if we recap now be silent which is a palestinian village in footage that was captured on camera these soldiers can be seen going from house to house and physically taking people out of their homes one person was injured at least six people were arrested five of whom were children and
there are pictures of me daughters of one woman trying to save their mother as she was manhandled by the soldiers who were or signaling stun grenades now these reports come out on the heels of another damning conclusion that israeli defense forces has come under fire from its own rank and file an organization known as breaking the silence has published the testimonies of some thirty israeli soldiers and commanders and which they deal specifically with how the i.d.f. treats palestinian children palestinian minors they talk about the op or treat of violence by soldiers when it comes to children and at the same time they say that very often the idea of deliberately targets children using them as human shields during its operations but these reports also going to say that even when children are not deliberately targeted they are not afforded any kind of protection when there is a shootout or any kind of military operation as you can witness from that distance that we published and from my own experiences as a soldier i have to say that the main point here is that there is there is no real
distinction when it comes to treatment between adults and children for example we were doing constant arrest operations throughout the west bank arresting i don't know how many people you know on a nightly basis and many of the people that we were arresting were either children or teenagers did in most occasions we didn't even know why they were being arrested in one of the raid operations we had that we basically invaded the palestinian town south of the city of hebron the children started throwing stones at us so it's some point we picked a random kid that didn't even necessarily threw stones at us news daily there's a shoe. it distills it will being thrown by his friends or by his supposed friends who did him instead of us we were hoping that that would stop him somehow that would stop his friends from throwing stones obviously didn't help him he just got injured in the in the occasion so certainly not a good time for the i.d.f. it's finding a been criticised on a number of fronts policy r.t.e.
television. certainly at this case a strong arm innocent of a pro palestinian us activist rachel corrie who was crushed by an israeli army bulldozer in two thousand and three a twenty three year old was taking part in a demonstration trying to snap palestinian homes from being destroyed in gaza and haifa court for all that israel was not at fault but journalist tom dale who witnessed cory's death claims israel is trying to sweep the incident under the rock . it's tremendously disappointing on the basis of what i saw on that day in two thousand and three it's absolutely not possible to characterize what happened next to them in my view so i told the coach and as i told the israeli military investigation before the bulldozer driver had a very long drive up. before he got to rachel during which time he must have been able to see even on the basis of the shots presented to the court by the threat of
military. head was visible above the top of the bull's eye sublight just before she was crushed and she commented on amount of trying to escape so my mind absolutely no doubt that he would have seen on this but it represents a want watching what happened on that day a culture in the israeli military think unity to such crimes and that culture impunity is the scylla take it fortunately sometimes by the courts who deliberately turn a blind eye of course the main shoulders on which for the palestinian shoulders because europe is full of civilians almost everyone that area is a civilian and so the israeli government to say we refuse to treat anyone in this area especially given that human rights because we've given it this particular name . closely if you don't know happy to me i think that's just me serving that
responsibility. this week iran was at the center of the global political stanch showing that despite economic sanctions and wind spread vilification it's not as isolated as largely believed delegations from over one hundred states gathered into iran for the nonaligned movement summit a group of nations who don't consider themselves part of any power block dozens of country leaders attended including egypt's newly elected president mohamed morsi which marked the first visit to iran by an egyptian head of state since the nine hundred seventy nine islamic revolution the significance of the meeting was also underlined by the presence of the u.n. chief who came despite the u.s. and israel discouraging him to do so independent researcher soraya separate for all rich explains what this says about iran's role in the region and the world mr brime ki-moon does recognize the fact and he has said so this iran is a key player in the region and nothing much really can be solved you flowers if you
want participation i'm sure that the united states and israel good likeness to ban ki moon to come down hard on iran but he's also aware of the flag there's two thirds of the countries that belong to the united nations are member countries of the nine aligned movement united states state department likes to say many things and i think that's precisely because they do tend to be very aggressive in their foreign policy towards certain countries in particular although i think they have the whole goal in mind they would love to be a global vision monic power that the nonaligned movement now is one hundred percent coming together to resist this kind of aggression to resist this kind of double standards and hypocrisy and i think that's probably really thinking of the united states this point. well a summit into her resulted in a declaration stating every nation's right to peaceful development and use of
nuclear energy seen as a backing of iran's controversial nuclear program it came just as a new report by the un atomic watchdog emerged accusing the islamic state of stepping up its uranium enrichment geo political analyst eric draitser says the timing of the release shows the i am anything but unbiased the iranians first of all they believe that they have the inherent right according to the nuclear nonproliferation treaty that they have the right to have a nuclear program so long as it's for peaceful purposes as is now accepted international law the united states and israel too to a large extent are terribly embarrassed about the fact that the nonaligned movement summit has gone off as a tremendous success and the fact that many around the world are seeing the n.a.m. summit as really iran's coming out party in terms of geopolitics in terms of their position on the world stage and so the timing of the report i think is it is in
fact dubious and i would go further and remind people that the i a e a in many ways is part of what the leader in iran called the overt dictatorship of the united nations that is to say that the i.a.e.a. is always led by us produced think tank individuals like l. barra die or his predecessors who will inevitably execute the agenda of the western powers regardless of whether that contravenes international law or when they aren't and still i had with a history of flip flopping on political issues u.s. presidential republican presidential nominee that is mitt romney is becoming more about the punch line than a clear frontrunner for the white house. plus fears of radical islam spread throughout russia after a series of attacks on muslim leaders who preached against extremist idea. britain's high court has given a verdict this week of one of the most expensive battles in legal history south and
russian tycoon bodies but his oscar has lost a multibillion dollar playing against his fellow countrymen. a chelsea football club owner a months long standoff between the two all guards living in the u.k. hurt scandalous accusations of greed and dishonesty artie's laura smith takes a closer look at the case the final verdict in this case found against bodies that is old school which means that he won't receive a cent all the more than five point six billion dollars that he was all skiing for which run up what i want to promote himself was not in court but his old scheme was he a relieved looking very upbeat saying that he had full confidence in the british legal system but was the verdict was being read he held his head in his hands and as he was leaving he appeared to have lost confidence in the british legal system now this is a case that has opened up for the viewing of the general public the murky world of
old brushes make the rich in what they got up to back in the nineteen nineties the wild east as we called it back then we're talking about massive sums of money offshore bank accounts elicit payments made between people often in massive sums of cash or of course five star hotels ski resorts and enormous business deals done only on the strength of a handshake with new documentation which of course is made this case a very difficult one to judge is brought to london to school building a billionaire along with their own to raj is maker expensive lawyers and bodyguards who walked around this court area in their shades in a menacing way but he's got his old ski says that he was driven out of billions of dollars when he says that move it intimidated him into selling shares in russian metals and oil companies. for a fraction of what they will get out of it says that in fact he would never make
business partners that he was making payments to but as well to keep it they were only for political protection. roof in russian which has become a common hollands in the legal circles here in london as a result of this case is that he did make regular payments to put his old skate for political protection but he says that they weren't anything to do with the partnership they were often made in huge cash sums up to five million dollars two hundred cash and totaling several hundred million dollars he says that he paid for but is also key to travel in a private jet that he bought him a french chateau and he also bought him jewelry for his girlfriend but he wanted five point six billion dollars on top of the one point two billion that he received back in two thousand and two from this is being one of the biggest civil trials ever held in british legal history it's been hundreds of hours and resulted in millions of dollars worth of legal fees so we've heard the results of this case.
when for better this time around we may see more cases of this nature here in london after losing fortunes during high cost lawsuits some cones could use that violence from a middle class chinese man up all their premium status it can learn more about him on our website r t v dot com now you certainly don't mean to spend thousands of dollars to make a train come true learn how a chinese hobbyist it's now driving a luxury sports car. plus mind games chinese scientists close the gap between man and machine by inventing fault control drone.
u.s. presidential candidate mitt romney criticized president barack obama for his handling of foreign affairs at the republican national convention this week his comments could be worrisome for other nations as america's presidential election approaches in addition romney has a history of flip flopping on issues so it's hard to tell what his message will be come november artie's going to chicken explains. mitt romney is now officially barack obama's opponent for the white house and he's talking tough throwing rocks well verbal rocks not only the president but also nations at the republican convention where he accepted his nomination mr romney did not fail to once again highlight his any masorti towards russia he criticized the president for not being hard enough in his view on russia when it comes to missile defense mitt romney says under his administration quote mr gleason will see less flexibility and more backbone and of quote and of course that adds up to his earlier statements that
russia is america's number one geopolitical anime that they need to reset the reset that's actually what he says on his website as part of mitt romney's foreign policy agenda so yes a lot of tough talk i heard experts say that's how mitt romney makes up for a lack of charisma what's interesting about the backbone comment is that mitt romney himself is often characterized as lacking the backbone as he has flip flopped on so many issues like abortion he was for abortion before he was against it or illegal immigration he was for giving them legal status that he was for deporting them mitt romney is flip flops have been widely discussed they've become an endless source of inspiration for comedians this is. from the tonight show with jay leno it says actually mitt romney and hurricane isaac have something in common they can both change directions at any moment and another comedian goes obama is like you can be whatever you want to be while romney is like i can be whatever you
want me to be there are tons of jokes about mitt romney and his backbone issues apparently one way of showing some backbone for him is this kind of tough talk full of threats we'll see how far it will take him in this november election. with a two party system in the us some voters feel there are left with much much of a choice later this hour andrew author andrew levine shares what he sees as the flaws of america's electoral system here's a preview. at the level of underlying political vision or underlying political orientation there isn't that much difference and romney would probably be perfectly happy doing what obama does we have a media which is so thoroughly controlled and all the institutions that manufacture opinion are so pervasive and our electoral system has become basically like an
advertising it's become a sales promotions there are brands and there are people trying to sell different products one of two products to a product and it's. a pressure that's not all it's not so much of the pressure the tard to resist it's a pressure that most people or most people aren't even aware of that there is an alternative. now it's time for a look at some other stories making headlines around the world at least a dozen people are dead after a double suicide bombing near a military base in central afghanistan more than seventy others who were also injured the taliban said it sent out two bombers one driving a truck packed with explosives and the other on foot. the federal electoral tribunal in mexico has declared enrique pena nieto the legitimate winner of the july presidential election following the announcement more than three
thousand students marched to the congress building which is being guarded by police to protest against the court's decision previously the leftist candidate lopez obrador lost the election accuse the rival party of vote buying. in belgium protests against the early release of the accomplice and x. wife of a notorious child killer and pedophile have ended in scuffles with police demonstrations took place outside a convent where michel martin has been sent after serving just over half her jail sentence they woman who was sentenced to thirty years in prison for letting two girls starve to death in a cellar while helping her husband mark in two true carry sexual abuses out on other girls. russia is at risk of facing a wave of islamic radicalism after dark a stunning muslim spiritual leader was assassinated in his house on tuesday a female suicide bomber and target the clerics home disguised as
a pilgrim and blew herself up as comes in the wake of last month's double assault on muslim figures in the republic of start some experts believe the roots of extremism lead all the way to the middle east the government must still be very cautious on how it treats the spread of radicalism as painting all muslims with one brush quote to drive people into the hands of the islamics he got of this kind of reports. the trip to work the tragedy that our sons had moved he was driving when a series of blasts threw him from his car the man who's been openly against the spread of radical ideas among the libor survived to fly in on his deputy was shot dead in another part of town investigators still don't know the exact motivation behind the attack but the spotlight is now on to understand most people here are muslim and that gets mentioned more and more when it comes to the spread of radical islam in washington. some of the local muslim communities are financed by arab
families from states where work a bit of is an official religion or they got the money has to be worked off and they demand their ideology is spread here it's. like a business is one of the most fundamental branches of islam it's strongly advocated in saudi arabia which backs it up with billions of dollars of support across the muslim world its followers often oppose all other religions sometimes even calling for jihad holy war against them but it is more in the other radical movement of islam of course not part of the official religion here but i've already see different ideas often taught in small mosques hidden from the mainstream. like this one former blue house rebuilt into a mosque in one of gazans many apartment blocks here. aren't it's the moms deny being radical but admit they do not support our stance of visual branches of islam . we don't divide brother muslims and there can be no radicalism no
terrorism these are words only used by prove a kidders who want to discredit islam. we were told here believers are taught to sincerely and equality and there are no longer up held in modern society with justice can only be achieved through islam and when someone says islam is the only fan way of life and social order they're called radical or extremist and what's the punishment for stealing the hand is chopped off. not the kind of punishment you'd find in russia's criminal code nevertheless such ideas are reportedly gaining more support among young muslims for some experts it could be partly to blame on how the list of banned extremist literature was thrown together. often in books by classical world famous authors have banned or even some of prophet muhammad saints how can we expect muslims to react and of course the radicals use this to gain.