tv [untitled] September 16, 2012 1:00pm-1:30pm EDT
a sixth fury shakes the muslim world as protesters across the globe riots against america following the release of a controversial film made to mark is a land. of diplomats rushed to the flames and solve its ties with the muslim world while experts point to america's mideast policy as being responsible for the unrest . plus europe is in gulf with protests once again as people won't be belt tightening measures to win over a million people in spanish catalonia call for independence.
but in the back of the past seven days of the latest developments this is the weekly. fury rage and protests tore across the muslim world this week in a fish showing against an american film ridiculing islam centered in a region still reeling from over a year of unrest it's become one of the bloodiest episodes since the dawn of the arab spring. dozen u.s. embassies in western linked targets were threatened and see an international protests with nearly four dozen killed in suing violence the anger is quickly crossing borders with europe asia and australia witnessing mass demonstrations over the film it's all been a magnet for the more extremist factions such as al qaeda which of called for more violence and more attacks. as the latest. class of iraq to me
pakistani says we are watching or at least one person has been killed and some often doesn't enjoy it as thousands of people past with the security forces knocked off on the u.s. consulate building in the city now the police fired warning shots into the air they used to pass as well as it happens live interspersed. elsewhere on sunday there were demonstrations held in various cities across the country in the city of detroit hundreds of other local businesses to. make port for the american ambassador to pakistan to be expelled they also point out on what you do is goods and services up to some of our interests and blocked access to this on you tube it is a two minute trailer of a form that has been titled innocence of muslims we believe praying to office for the students of placement in the united states has since been released although he
has gone into hiding on sunday to meet. up to hundreds of people who still wanted to marry women and they chose to go and this is only intensifying and advocating american relations first wyman's funds while the united states has to put means to melissa these people why women who vote no people who make their commitment to tell the incident my mission or mobilizing in that government to say that they could do it is situation by themselves the demonstrations off the reading in the middle east the approach is happening in lebanon in somalia in one in turkey in gaza even in tel aviv and also streets of europe tyrus protesters took to the streets near the american embassy in the belgian city of and for at least one hundred twenty people were detained this
weekend after demonstrations. there and this is part of the old saying yes the police force used to pet cats is hard to see where the mind was. raised on a. very that's a very familiar now the. main line is based on the code now the united states has wanted to raise. money since all diplomats and their families come down this year as well as handing american citizenship and these who want to this is just a minute in tracy very dynamic situation here. tempers are back. here at the situation it will be down in the coming days. leading our coverage of the anti american unrest she reports clashes erupting in afghanistan and pakistan as people demonstrate their anger with the u.s.
it's all on the twenty feet at. the school. and ahmed clichy from the pack nationalists for much particularly here or not he says the protests aren't all aimed at the video but are the results of long pent up anger. these demonstrations really are not really directed at the film itself they are a result of an accumulation over the past few months and years the film right now has acted as the sparkle that really exploded as a result of for the failure of the u.s. government to contain what many many muslims are seeing right now as an organized campaign in inside the united states not freedom of speech but an organized campaign to insult and humiliate his religion i think most of the demonstrations we're seeing right now most of them were spontaneous with the probably one exception of the attack and the murder of the u.s. and that's that or in libya that was that appeared to be the work of militant
groups on the ground ironically i think them and chris stevens who actually advocated that the united states and nato arm the militants in libya eventually fell prey to the same militant groups on the ground so with the exception of that one unfortunate incident i think most of the demonstrations we're seeing right now are really spontaneous and the pain and the anger is really genuine. in the wake of the violence which started in colorado barack obama said the u.s. doesn't consider egypt and the outrage triggered by you tube film posted in the states swiftly and did years of efforts by the u.s. government to establish friendly relations with carra and other muslim communities . as a story. is rising rage is spreading and american flags are burning throughout the arab world this isn't exactly the type of relationship washington envisioned after barack obama became president i've come
here to cairo to seek a new beginning between the united states and muslims around the world the new u.s. leader promised to turn the page and mend relations tarnished by george w. bush's war on terror he even granted his first foreign television interview to al arabiya an arabic language channel my job for the muslim world is to communicate with americans are now you're out of washington invested huge resources in building a massive social media presence comprised of nearly two hundred different accounts to spread its message of friendship by the end of last year the u.s. had spent seventy million dollars assisting foreign citizens with the resources to bypass online firewalls and censorship. the bitter irony is that a youtube clip posted by one american instantly buried massive efforts made by the u.s. government as americans were being held hostage by
a small group of extremists people here in america think when they put their views on you tube and now the technology is such that it can be seen all over the world i think people in. some of these places don't understand this is not the view of most americans this is not the view of the u.s. government according to many experts a large majority of the arab world has grown too familiar with the anti muslim center. america is accused of cementing the policy of the americans towards this part of the world is inadequate it doesn't call for dialogue doesn't call for development it doesn't call for progress it calls for the moving it because it puts american interests and some western interests a cause for war and invasion of iraq as we have seen destruction of afghanistan no progress on the peace lebanon palestine takes a spark for it to you know all come out in violent forms as we can see now on the screen and this is what's happening within forty eight hours the fury that began in
egypt spread to libya yemen lebanon and iran in afghanistan due to bush shutdown but tensions in the muslim world seem to be only increasing there has been a lot of simmering nancy american feeling right across the entire world it's their worst. we're all show that we're ninety percent of pakistanis americans the primary enemy america's middle of bloggers and it's made them in the arab spring countries america helped revolutionize the line between friend and foe has blurred despite all the time and money washington has spent you see me internet to promote its friendly foreign policy the world wide web also serves as the platform that enables one american extremist to infuriate millions overseas and the real heroes of progress. r.t. the. u.s. secretary to fence leon panetta admitted washington expects and is preparing for
the protests to continue journalist and broadcaster neil clark says america should have seen it coming. grevillea was saying you reap what you sow and the us are reaping what it so that sent back to february two thousand and eleven the us took nato in the attack on iraq is libya destruction and they created this sort of violent situation so of course we condemn the terrible attacks on the u.s. consulate the murder of christine romans and of course the people responsible are those who carried out the killings we've got to put this in its wider context and this would have happened had native not intervened last year governments losing its grip in libya in egypt that going across the region and the u.s. it is the car that's been stoking all this up the u.s. has been aggressively supporting. writings across the region for its own interests and now it's a kind of blowback time the u.s. is getting it back and you know i think you know interference is the best way to go really what are they going to do regime change again i mean we had this last year i mean exactly what was it take it was
a stable country with us and they decided to of didn't mean anything if we look across the globe everywhere when they took us to has been a disaster look at iraq one million people killed there yugoslavia the cost of it we have the ethnic cleansing of surgeon roma somalia chaos and they're going to start eleven years of war and yet we still get the same or people calling for intervention across the globe. because least more death and destruction first condemning the violence the u.s. has also come out against the film in question in an effort to calm the merican fury joining them was u.n. secretary general ban ki moon who slammed the production is deliberately designed to sow bigotry and bloodshed there's also reaction from russia with president putin saying all governments should work to prevent religious provocation. if it doesn't react in a timely and tough manner to provocations that are directed against the religious feelings of people then what happens is that the humiliated and insulted ones start to defend their own interests sometimes this can lead to wide bloodshed we feel the
region can fall into chaos which is exactly what's happening now in this respect i'd like to remind the rulers of these new governments and states that under one serious changes the should not forget their personal responsibility for what's going on in their territories. with protests continuing across the muslim world involved and still very likely we've got full coverage on our website. we have the timeline from the moment the first protests began as well as profiles of the former . and of the convicted fraudster behind the production of the film that's a much much more.
the e.u. financial crisis has spurred separatism in spain's catalonia over a million and a half people packed the streets saying the region needs financial sovereignty at least or to be a full independent state still clothes shoes a socialist a pump a sociologist i should say a pump a university thinks that possible and it could see even bigger secession protests the difference between this year and last year particularly is that now the butt of a lot is in the government and it's there a lot more aggressively centralist and and it's and there are a lot more aggressive against sort of the autonomous rights the regions that like that feel themselves as nations like a balloon you know or the basque region they're a lot more aggressive in imposing that sort of identity upon that this could
certainly. service an impulse to to more sort of secessionist. action is i guess sensibilities. spain's capital madrid also saw tens of thousands strong protests against planned austerity measures the government is set to announce a pack of cuts by the end of september in portugal's capital is been an angry mob pelted the local headquarters of the international monetary fund with tomatoes and fireworks john laughlin director of studies at the institute of democracy corp says the governments are repeating the mistakes. the basic problem in europe due to the other countries of the world is of course that there is too much debt both private and above all public and nothing today and nothing of any other future occasion is going to make that problem go away even budget cuts are not going to make the essential problem go away which is that the states are too heavily indebted and evenly various so-called austerity programs which should be imposed i'm not going to produce a budget surplus which is the only way of repaying debt unless of course there is
economic growth and there's a final point this the european union for many decades now is played a game of smoke and mirrors whenever there's a crisis whenever there's a problem to be solved it rearranges the institutional furniture germany's highest court has cleared the way for the country's president to ratify a fresh bailout fund the five hundred billion euro plan is intended to help eurozone countries riddled with debt the germans fear the project could commit bernie to paint unlimited amounts to struggling states but the judge restricted germany's contribution to the rescue fund to one hundred ninety billion euros up to going to a specialist an either or in the school of oriental and african studies in london says the motion is dealing with the symptoms but it is not curing the disease itself the past is name perfect guide to the future so far the german parliament has always approved aid i think we are reaching a point where germany has spent so much money that she's mocked and
parliamentarians will continue granting for. cisterns every time the only way of getting out of this vicious circle now would be the success of the savings program in southern europe i can see that happen the economic situation in southern europe is dire every indication we have is that it's getting worse if you probably sub one you will gobble up his government debt to a not limited extent it will take away the incentive for cuts it will not enforce it. people in the evidence have decided to put their trust in the e.u. voting in favor of two european parties at an early general election this means the country is likely to stick to a german led way out of the financial crisis but it's obvious to us in the report a rethink of some us thirty measures looks inevitable. it was back in ninety ninety
two when a treaty was signed it michel to with maastricht in the netherlands establishing the economic and monetary union later paving the way for the creation of the single currency but today mounting a euro skepticism has spread to even countries considered poor eurozone nations including the very one where it all began so i don't know at this moment what is the best is for europe i have my jobs because of greece. and the show and the netherlands it's a pro european country of course it shouldn't come to the extreme level that we see with greece now in a repeated fashion this annoyance among the dutch at having to bail out greece again and again has reached a point where some dutch customers refuse to pay the bill of greek restaurants because well they've already paid with bailout money taking on a euro skeptic and anti brussels stat has become a popular campaign strategy from the far right freedom party which is called for the return of the dutch guilder to the once fringe leftist socialist party openly
challenging the german led a steady strategy for europe well we're protesting against our liberal government you know makes a distinction between which. part of the problem is you know did europe has a lot of power and people feel like they have nothing to say about what's going on with their money or we cannot make our own decisions anymore and we can see in europe that. are becoming less convinced of the rationality of continued austerity policies. begin to vote for parties who oppose the lord to call for austerity we've seen it in france we've seen of the in regional elections in germany which makes america very worried about the elections next year in the end it was the center right liberals who claimed victory followed closely by the center left labor party both viewed as pro europe
but the fact remains that discontent has risen to the surface among citizens of a nation part of the so-called core of the euro zone does or sylvia r.t. the netherlands you're watching the weekly here in r.t. coming up in a few minutes from now a protest still kicking a year on and he called for activists in the u.s. hope to regain momentum preparing for massively rallies on the first anniversary of the occupy wall street movement. and iran announces a rise in oil sales as western efforts to cripple the trade make little or no impression. the first new trace of jewel in the songes d.n.a. was found on a torn condom presented as evidence in the sexual assault case brought against him in sweden the forensic findings outlined in the police report do not support the alleged victim's story and imply the proof she submitted is fake denies the charges saying that just a way of getting back at him for his wiki leaks activities he's recently had
distinguished spanish human rights investigator. to head his legal team their ultimate goal is to keep him away from extradition to the u.s. dollar is renowned for fighting the most controversial cases having previously confronted terrorist cells dictators and american politicians he says his client did nothing more than express his freedom of speech. i do not think mr assange is a spy all he did was exercise his right to freedom of information he received and shared it but much more surprised that there's been no investigation into the glaring crimes documented in those leaked reports featuring u.s. interference with issues that have absolutely no real. ation to either national security or the safety of american citizens or defense and. we've also got plenty of news stories features and analysis on the web site here's what's online right now for he said that they saw russian opposition supporters flooding back into the streets of moscow had to r.p.
movement can be reborn in more ways than one. i would say without a doubt if one looks at the world right now one looks at what's happening in the middle east in spain and greece everywhere there is a confrontation going on against the one percent so the idea that somehow the us is exceptional and it's just a small passing phase i mean the us is part of the world capitalist economy in the world capitalist economy is in a state of collapse profits rule and we just get more as we just get home foreclosures we just get mass unemployment get all this wealth exist but it is not utilized for even good so absolutely we're going to see more of it may take on a different character in organized labor the chicago the chicago teachers strike that they become more prominent than it was in the early days of occupy wall street but there's going to be more confrontations as the system dies. anality will be following the events planned by the occupy wall street movement in new york and other cities says stay with us for more. plus be gentle
streams spread worldwide. the ninety nine percent versus the one percent with all the money. and they're getting a quality into the economy. with the recession ahead can we afford not to. be occupied. on our trade. iran's oil exports are now exceeding a million barrels a day making a mockery of the western sanctions designed to curb the trade washington has had to waive restrictions for japan and several e.u. nations as they rely heavily on the iranian oil the sanctions aimed at forcing to iran to halt its atomic program which it insists is peaceful but you have all of the policy director at the national iranian american council believes the sanctions only force around to spend even more on nuclear research.
i don't know that you could actually look at the lost revenues from oil exports and say iran has taken away money from its nuclear program or reduced money for military spending because frankly with the threat of war i think iran is probably continuing down that path that has already already has been on with sanctions you know there's no perfect sanctions regime there's always going to be holes there's always going to be loopholes there's always going to be this game of whack a mole where iran responds in the u.s. tries to ratchet up and you're never going to get a perfect embargo. so i think that the question is the question is ok now you have these sanctions what do we do with these are we going to leverage these or is this a repeat of what we had with iraq where we did a great job of restricting oil sales have been doing well for food but the end of the day that didn't actually yield anything but massive humanitarian suffer suffering and then eventually this movement for disasters invasion. the russian gas
giant gazprom is fighting against pressure over the companies pricing policy the european commission launched a case accusing the supplier violating monopoly law on tuesday the government officially forbid gazprom to disclose any information to foreign parties without the kremlin's permission russia insists it's protecting gazprom from aggressive attempts by the e.u. to get a gas discount the company spokesman. says europe didn't even attend donald. is used to. what during this past year the european commission didn't take a single step to resolve any of the present disputes through dialogue while we have always insisted on the open discussion and many undecided matters time and again both gazprom and the russian government invited the to start a dialogue but were ignored. here's a quick look now at some other news from around the world in a world update in china and the japanese protests escalate as police had to use
force to disperse crowds japanese businesses factories and vehicles have been attacked in major chinese cities the demonstrations were sparked by japan's decision to purchase a chain of disputed islands in the south china sea the archipelago claimed by both countries may be sitting on vast gas reserves. eight police officers have been killed in a roadside mine explosion itself eastern turkey for displaying the blast in kurdish insurgents are taking advantage of the chaotic situation in neighboring syria to step up their attacks turkey which gives shelter to add the a sad rebels has recently relocated some syrian refugees from the volatile border region citing worsening security. a peaceful march of several hundred striking miners has been blocked by south african police the workers were demanding an end to police violence that day off the tear gas and rubber bullets were used to disperse similar protests the south african government has recently announced a crackdown and widespread minor unrest that has already halted several platinum
and gold mines the protest movement was galvanized after police shot thirty four miners dead last month during a strike over low wages. you've been watching the weekly here not in a couple minutes from now i'll bring the story of a u.s. man who's been on death row for almost thirty years before that with the headlines .