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in england as you offered to do to speak to them to answer their questions by going these 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 joy in a songes long running saga are on our website r t dot com also there you can watch all the editions of the week wiki leaguers on interview program that was broadcast here on r.t.e. including the one where he talks to ecuadorian president rafael correa. there hasn't been anything yet t.v. . it is to get the maximum political impact on. the source material is what helps keep journalism. we wanted to present. something of.
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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 a 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 the 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 there is really defense forces has come under fire from its own rank and file an organization known as
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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 the new bookie targets children using them as human shields during its operations but these reports also go on 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 the destinies 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
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in one of the raid operations that we had to 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 and used him as 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 indication so certainly not a good time for the i.d.f. it's finding a thought been criticised on a number of friends. r.t. television there 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 and twenty three year old was taking part in a demonstration trying to stop palestinian homes from being destroyed in gaza and
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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 just pointing out on the basis of what i saw on that day in two thousand and three it's absolutely not possible to characterize what happened as an accident in my view as i told the court and as i told the israeli military investigation before that 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 base of the visitor's shot presented to the court by these ready military. heads was visible above the top of the blade just before she was crushed and she clambered on a mound of earth trying to escape so in my mind there's absolutely no doubt that he would have seen her and that this verdict represents a whitewash in what happened on that day a culture in the israeli military in q.c.
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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 all the palestinian shows because europe is full of civilians almost every area is a civilian and so the israeli government to say i feel we refuse to treat anyone in this area additionally given that human rights because we've given it this particular name. closely if you don't know what have you to me i think that's just me serving that responsibility this week iran was at the center of the global political stance 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
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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 nineteen. seventy nine islamic revolution the significance of the meeting was also underlined by the presence of the un chief who came despite the u.s. and israel discouraging him to do so independent researcher soraya said before all richer explains what this says about iran's role in the region and the world was to bring 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
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the nine aligned movement the 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. 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. 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. be
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a rainy ins 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. 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 eldora die or
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his predecessors who will inevitably execute the agenda of the western powers regardless of whether that contravenes international law. 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 punchline than a clear frontrunner for the white house. plus fears of radical islam spread throughout russia after a series of attacks on muslim leaders preached against extremist. britains high court has given the verdict this week and one of the most expensive battles in legal history south russian tycoon buddies but it's off scale has lost a multibillion dollar plea against his fellow countrymen and i'm on a chelsea football club owner a month long standoff between the two on the guards living in the u.k. heard scandalous accusations of greed and dishonesty artie's laura smith takes
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a closer look at the case. the final verdict in this case found against bodies which means that he won't receive a cent of the more than five point six billion dollars that he was also going for. each run up but i want to promote himself was not in court it is old school was he a relieved looking very upbeat saying that he had full confidence in the british legal system that was the verdict was being read he held his head in his hands and as he was leaving he appears 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. old brushes make the rich and what they got up to back in the nineteen ninety's the wild east as we called it back then we're talking about the history of sums of money off shore bank accounts illicit payments made between people often in massive sums of cash on the of course five star hotels ski resorts and enormous business deals done
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only on the strength of a handshake with the documentation which of course has made this case a very difficult one to judge it's cruel to london to school building a billion eggs along with their own maker expensive lawyers and bodyguards who walked around the courts area in the shades in a menacing way but he spit his old ski says that he was done out of billions of dollars when he says that promote it intimidated him into selling shares in russian metals and oil companies for a fraction of what they were but abramovich says that in fact him but he's also whenever business partners that he was making payments to that is also key but they were only for political protection. roof in russian which has become a common hollins in the legal circles here in london as a result of this case is that he did make regular payments to put his old ski up
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full of political protection but he says. they weren't anything to do with the partnership they were often made into huge cash sums up to five million dollars hundred cash and totaling several hundred million dollars he says that he paid well 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 is also he wanted five point six billion dollars on top of the one point two billion that he received back in two thousand and two for all my promo which 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 the bet is going to be this time around but we may see more cases of this nature here in london after losing fortunes during high cost lawsuits some russian turkomans could use that device from a middle class chinese man to up all their premium status it can learn more about
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him on our web site r t v dot com but you certainly don't need to spend thousands of dollars to make a dream 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 control drones. 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
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come november 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 animosity 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 putin 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 lack of charisma what's interesting about the backbone comment is that mitt romney himself
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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 this is a joke from the tonight show with jay leno it's 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. but there are two party system in the u.s.
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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 if i can advertising it's become the sales promotions there are brands and there are people trying to sell different products one of two products two products and it's. a pressure that not all it's not so much of the pressure that hard to resist it's a pressure that most people or most people aren't even aware that there is an
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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.
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wife of a notorious child killer and pedophile have ended in scuffles with police the demonstrations took place outside a convent where michelle martin has been sent after serving just over half of 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 radicals 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 this comes in the wake of last month's double assault on muslim figures in the republic of thought that started 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
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with one brush quote to drive people into the hands of the islam it's you got this kind of reports. the trip to work the tragedy that our stance had moved he was driving when a series of blasts threw him from his core the man who's been openly against the spread of radical ideas among the leaders survived to find out 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 russia just some of the local muslim communities are financed by arab families from states where 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
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muslim world its forwards often oppose all other religions sometimes even calling for jihad holy war against them but any other radical movement of islam of course not part of the official religion here but authorities say different ideas often taught in small mosques hidden from the mainstream. like this one form a boiler house rebuilt into a mosque in one of gazans many of portland. we aren't it's the moms denying being radical but admit they do not support their stance of visual branches of islam and 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 as. we were told here believers are taught to sincerely any quality there are no longer up held in modern society look at with justice can only be achieved through islam and when someone says islam is the only
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fair 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 court 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 author is a band or in some of prophet muhammad saints how can we expect muslims to react and of course the radicals use this to gain influence. of course that our stan is a long way from becoming involved by the war stuff radical islam how the state reacts to the spread of extremism is now key the wrong moves could only worsen the situation you've got going to of already because i don't understand. with archie i'll be back with the headlines shortly.
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welcome to our tease the weekly for your stories that shaped this week western nations ramp up calls for military intervention in syria in order to protect refugees but face criticism for a move to help armed rebels who's fighting tactics are accused of being war crimes . showing assault might have to spend from six months to a whole year at the ecuadorian embassy in london a whistleblower makes a forecast during a rare interview saying he hopes for a diplomatic resolution to the standoff. was no longer an outcast iran. on refute smith's its international isolation by hosting
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a high profile summit attended by leaders and senior politicians from over one hundred countries despite opposition from washington. to clients of the oligarchs russian business tycoon romano but are mortgage wins in a multibillion dollar battle with fellow countrymen body speakers of ski you know london court case full of accusations of dirty dealings and threats. next we discuss the upcoming us presidential election around the troubles with america's political system with author andrew movie. we're sitting down with an author professor of philosophy and currently a senior scholar at the institute for policy studies injure a living thank you very much for joining me you contributed to a book it's titled hopeless barack obama and the politics of illusion what was the
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illusion in your opinion and how did it get hopeless well obama of course campaigned on the idea of hope and the possibility of change but he was skillful in turning himself into something like a rorschach figure which anyone could see whatever they wanted to see the changes were not certainly ruptures with the past. and they dashed at the expectations of virtually every constituency that supported him because they envisioned the transformations of american domestic and foreign policy that were far more far reaching than what obama actually. even attempted let alone achieved as far as foreign policy you're writing that president obama's wars could come back to bite him even the ones he didn't start but which you argue are his buy
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now he pledged to was draw from iraq and afghanistan he says that's what he doing in what way could they bite him well they could all fall apart. in fact the united states lost both of those wars even before obama assumed office but the imperative that obama faced which was also the imperative that george bush faced in his final years was not to lose face i'd like you to expend a little bit on afghanistan you argue that ghana standing particular certain to face saving operation for the president how is he handling that. well to the extent that he can develop a consensus in the political class in the united states to get out as soon as possible which seems to be happening not particularly through his own initiatives he will get out but unless that develops he is going to happen is going to have to be a continued presence there of some sort which is going to continue to wreak murder
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and mayhem and not to achieve any of the official objectives that the united states put forward in entering into that conflict in the first place if that explodes then obama will look bad because the united states will look weak and it will look it will look defeated in that and that's not a recipe for success for someone who was worked on an electoral campaign aside from the wars already on the u.s. plate you wrote that by far the biggest bullet for president obama to dodge is a war against iran do you think it might actually happen i mean expert even in the was governments a crazy idea. well it looks now like obama has dodged that bullet at least until november by basically by by by buying off israel with our arms what do you think about the president's approach with regards to iran when he's trying to cater to to everybody in
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a way to the israelis by saying that he would be ready to go to war and to everybody else by saying that he actually doesn't like the drums of war and there's still a chance for diplomacy to work i think the result is that although he maybe have succeeded in avoiding the war between now and the election and maybe even afterwards one could hope the rationale for the war remains intact and so the past so the danger that some events could transpire which would lead to. which would reignite the danger and maybe even lead to what to look at the eruption of the war remains real and obama hasn't effectively addressed that issue i think this is an instance of a general problem with obama's presidency and it's partly why it's very hard for anyone any of obama's supporters to come up with any reason for it. for supporting him especially for supporting him enthusiastically in the upcoming election other than that the alternative is so much worse. because whatever
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he's accomplished that could not on balance be given up but a plus it's always in cumbered by negatives that are very nearly cancel cancel out the benefits the contenders for the republican nomination they have a pretty scary rhetoric when it comes to foreign affairs everyone minus ron paul they don't seem to have words political solution in there with capillary right and yet you called president obama the most hawkish of the lot why well he's the most hawkish of the lot with. respect to some issues there not with respect to to all issues his position on afghanistan. is at least momentarily and probably more hawkish than that of mitt romney they.

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