tv [untitled] November 20, 2012 9:00am-9:30am EST
in the computer world and russia's own joint numerous goodies to bring to take the fight straight to their duty. to eat the future of. israel's week long and offensive pills are one hundred palestinians with more casualties expected as gazans are warned to stay at home all risk death. you stand official say they would welcome ten percent of egyptian troops into gaza to monitor a possible truce while egypt purportedly claims a ceasefire is imminent. also this hour the u.k. recognizes the new syrian rebel block as the voice of the people pledging support to the coalition despite a dangerous division. that confronts again loses its cherished aaa credit scores ratings agencies sounds the alarm on that spread by euro zone recovery.
you saw russia on the run the while this is a policy with me hello and welcome to the program israel has reportedly warned all gaza residents to stay inside all risk becoming a target death toll from israel's ball mental the region has already exceeded one hundred victims around the course of them children john is hardly fear isn't gaza and brings us the latest. israel's assault has continued it's now day seven of operation pillar of cloud israel has over these last few days used naval and land attacks on the gaza strip so far today those attacks have been through and means only least four palestinians have been killed alone today including one fifteen year old boy his name is in the north of the strip israel continue to target almost
every population center in the gaza strip from in the south which has been heavily pound the last couple of days particularly the beit lahia area in the north of the gaza strip as well as gaza city and khan yunis the middle area of the strip in the beginning of the morning israel said that no one should leave their homes and if they leave their homes they will become a military target of the state of israel so as you can imagine by statements being issued like that by israel and over the last few days we've seen israel leafleting northern areas of the gaza strip saying we're going to start a ground invasion soon that's happened three times now that lifting exercise that the civilian population here is totally terrorized and they are unable to continue their normal life the tool the same time obviously there's been stockpiling of food and fuel and bread and things like this as a result of that there's now a real on the supply of basic things that people are relying on for their normal lives businesses a totally shut down educational establishment such totally shut down and the
humanitarian situation in terms of health is getting grave and grave and grave and with trying since shining wreaking havoc in gaza dozens of aid groups are warning of an impending humanitarian crisis and british human rights activist eighty movement who is monitoring the situation gaza says this is desperate. everyone is a target now we've had. over thirty children have been killed now and frankly just days like. of us really feels like we're no man's land it did just feels like. there's not many homes being targeted now so many civilians have been killed and now we call it even go in the streets and the n.g.o.s are being told to stay in as well it just feels like we're sitting ducks every explosion happens it's like a countdown you don't know exactly where it's going to land we've just been given a warning actually that over the next two hours israel is going to accelerate its assault on gaza and this is this is obviously you know he's really catastrophic for
so many of the people here this is what happened in the gaza attacks last time people were going for days without without without serious nutritional food and and of course this is this is a potential disaster the collective punishment of the siege we're hearing that the biggest humanitarian crisis is in the hospitals whereby they're short of so many things like they've used in one week the amount of bandages and searches and and some basic medical supplies in three months obviously they're really strapped the ambulance she's in the medical agencies because so many cases are coming in that we had yesterday the biggest the largest definitely more than day which is our best to keep people killed egyptian president mohamed morsi has reported a promise that israeli aggression and gaza will and cheese day then fire the unverified report comes along with statements from palestinian officials saying they hope and egypt will send troops to monitor a possible cease fire and as
a policy of a force what this rash on his rating invasion still hanging of the gaza successful mediation efforts are crucial. well it's actually mediators are hardly trying to put together the general terms for a cease fire the idea is that both sides if they agree to a truce in theory then the specific details can be hammered out later at a meeting later on monday night the israeli government decided to give cairo more time to try and reach a cease fire agreement and that is why throughout the day today tuesday they will be mediation talks happening in cairo those talks are expected to be decisive at the same time however there are tens of thousands of israeli soldiers who are deployed throughout the make a visit they are both regular army soldiers as well as reservists who've been called out so the situation on the ground certainly is tense the u.n. secretary general ban ki moon will today be meeting with the israeli prime minister netanyahu and the palestinian president mahmoud abbas he has said that any kind of
an israeli ground offensive merely escalate the situation most israelis via a large are in support of a ground operation in gaza having said that though there are statements out have been coming out from the israeli army that says that at least a third of the militants in gaza is short range missiles have been destroyed and that they've managed to destroy all manner of range rockets now this is a sign that israelis are greeting and it will cause some israelis to question whether or not a ground offensive in the fact is still needed having said that though there is still a lot of rhetoric that is coming from the israeli parliamentarians we've heard from warren who is the son of the former israeli prime minister that gaza needs to be flattened in the same way that hiroshima was we also heard from the transport minister that gaza needs to be bombed so that people they flee to the neighboring egypt in sinai i mean we've heard other comments that the people of gaza are not innocent that they elected the hamas leadership and all of them are guilty and
therefore entitled all deserve all should be on the receiving end of israeli fire of course alongside this there is another battle that's ongoing and as always that is the battle in cyberspace but here the israelis have an unfair advantage it's a sphere that they know well it's a sphere that they've operated in for years have a look. while israeli politicians weigh up whether or not to send their army into gaza they've had you know his attention in morning after a p.r. machine into the social media battlefield for one israeli was killed yesterday in the attack from. my house took a direct hit israeli citizens experience indescribable suffering this video offers a sophisticated alternative to the deadly reality on the ground a growing civilian death toll in gaza at the hands of the i.d.f. a very is a battle a campaign online offline in the electronic media for the hearts and minds of
public opinion it's very very important when israelis killed her must lead a homage o'barry last week they didn't just kill him they instantly posted this video on you tube and then tweeted a warning to all his comrades that they could be next the ability of the poor longer active duty is also based on how it is being perceived internationally interesting enough this war provides less pictures than for example of the two thousand and eight million war which was taking place in gaza padlocks equally it is cynical and it sounds like one of the reasons that there are less specific casualties is because israel would like to see this would have less pictures of the war israel explained its operation and rocket attacks in this way producing the deaths of more than one hundred civilians to a simplistic and slightly idiotic p.r. message israeli citizens are reporting rocket alerts on facebook and twitter long before the media and answers them it seems the more p.r.
you put into promoting war the more justified it looks in the eyes of ordinary people the outcome sumburgh raids militant group in gaza is happy to fight fire with fire posting videos like this one on youtube morning israel is there wherever they are they will be hunted down and killed again this group of arab students from tel aviv university. taking a break from the political science studies to discuss the politics of the media war . israel is lying to its people it is really reporters are inflaming the situation there is a huge incitement from. israel must demolish gars or even of a rocket hits the target don't see that. these really need is really rude they said the term people from the same family died but they see that it is legal because they will be hamas members in the future well because there are rockets under the house the battle in cyberspace is well under way with a twenty four seven back and forth exchange on the likes of twitter between hamas and the israeli defense forces it seems the two sides who haven't yet met face to
face on the ground have wasted no time confronting each other online policy r.t. television. and paul is keeping a close eye on the ceasefire and you can keep up to date via her twitter stream and one of her latest tweets is reports that a hamas rocket has landed in jerusalem is the second similar attack on the city since israel launched its offensive against gaza. russia has submitted a draft resolution to the un security council in ourselves to arrest the violence between israel and hamas and this kind of explains russia is also accusing some u.n. nations of trying to filibuster international efforts to resolve the conflict. russia proposed a draft resolution to the un security council it still hasn't made a decision on that we have heard from moscow's representative to the un voiced outrage that the organization couldn't agree on a statement in fact with as accused some members of the u.n.
security council for dragging their feet he didn't specify which state exactly but he did hint at the us we have heard from the american representative to the u.n. of the said that washington doesn't want to spoil the negotiations clearly going on between the israelis and palestinians in cairo but frankly speaking it's difficult to understand how they could be spoiled since obviously they haven't been very effective so far meanwhile income russia's foreign minister lavrov has met with u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton and has called on both the israelis and palestinians to put their weapons down immediately and get to the negotiations deeble at the same time he outlined that moscow is in talks with both sides off this conflict and he's called on everybody else to do the same to give way for all the possible diplomatic solutions to this be it in cairo or at the u.n. security council which pretty much reflects the main point of the draft resolution put forward by russia. and we're following developments in the middle east
conflicts on and on line for the. dedicated faction for live updates and comment on it. the u.k. has become the latest nation to recognize the recently formed coalition of syrian opposition forces as these saw legitimate representative of the people it follows official recognition by france and italy and a joint statement of support by e.u. foreign ministers. is in london with the details for us hello there laura so what kind of support is the u.k. offering the rebels. well as you say you know they've they've called the formation of the this coalition a major breakthrough that's what william hague said in his statement earlier and he's now recognizing the coalition as the sole legitimate representative of the
syrian people now that alone brings with it major political clout but along with it he's also introduced what he calls a significant increase in practical support and i'll just run through with you what those support measures are they going to invite a political representative to come to the u.k. so that's assessed essentially establishing a diplomatic front inviting an ambassador from the coalition to come to london they're also going to send what they're calling a stabilisation response team which is going to work with the coalition to meet the basic needs of people who are in opposition areas and also there's going to be an increase in general humanitarian aid to medical assistance support for victims of sexual violence which is something else that he is quite heavily in his speech but also and this is the thing that's going to give people most pause for thought he's going to commit another one million pounds in what he calls communications support he mentioned a couple of things internet hubs satellite phones to enable the opposition to
communicate where and when they're in the field but of course when we say the field what we really mean is the battlefield so people are will be worried about what those communications equipment are going to be used for and basically they'll be saying that the how you use communications in the field is essentially to more effectively target bombs and other ammunition so who else is biting the rebel of the rebel block at the moment now that. well it's been really a sort of veritable tsunami of support among western countries after this catchy name coalition i'm just going to read out the whole name of it for you the national coalition for syrian revolutionary and opposition forces all after it was formed on eleventh on the eleventh of november turkey was the first to pledge its official recognition in the gulf states followed quite closely behind we've also seen official recognition by it's italy and france praised did much the same vein as william hague's was so seeing the coalition as the sole representatives of the
syrians but we also see not quite official recognition by the european union but we've seen this statement of support by e.u. foreign ministers which is widely seen as paving the way for individual nations to pledge that official support so now we see the syrian opposition are present a united western backed front doesn't it. or it starts out and says this is the problem with the syrian opposition for western countries has always been a lack of unity western countries have always said you know get yourselves together and then we'll talk about supporting you more closely and it's true that this coalition does represent a coming together of those various factions and forces that have been very old with each other in the past and they've pledged also to let more factions joy if they so choose but importantly that all fourteen all groups in the city of aleppo where there's been a loss of fighting who rejects the coalition wholeheartedly they say that it's
a conspiratorial project and their reaction to it seems to be that they've upped their desire to set up an islam based state in syria so that will worry western countries should give them pause for thought because of course it will increase fears that any all means that are eventually possibly sent to aid the opposition could end up in the wrong hands so one can only hope that that will give western countries just a little bit of pause for thought. laura smith reporting there live from london laura thank you very much that's how things. mohamed from the syria tribune says european supporters of the rebel coalition don't know what they ideally with. we don't know but this coalition has they don't control anything on the ground and you know the worst one of them to be the sort of cause of the whole process which did not make sense right after in france after the verdict by the coalition has a legal sort of preserve the syrian people. thinking and
feeling the earth the release the video seeing that this delusion the family and this that they are they would keep fighting until they reach their goal which is an islamic state in syria so i don't think that they will they would be able to grow food on the ground or we cannot talk about the rebels marching on the one flag. i've got it sounds president counties i call the united states talk around altering officials to take over the american run prison after a bank run two months after control of the facility was teaching us into up to her . texas wants to pull away from the usa in fact at least twenty states have started petitions for independence after obama won the election with well just a few voting irregularities but guess what suspicion will never happen it is
a very easy thing to do decide to petition and it is another thing entirely to leave us a little civil war thing that happened back then does anyone the usa honestly think that they are gov has the ball determination to actual rebel i don't think there is a single george washington type among them well maybe just see for tour a kind of but he's out of office how do what makes it seem like revolution or succession is this fun cool easy thing to do with cool slogans and texan flags flying but the reality looks a lot more like the arab spring before you put your name on the dotted line as a seed you should really understand what that means and what you're in for the founding fathers sure did but that's just my opinion.
this is. the guy stands president hamid karzai has ordered his top security officials to take full control of the prison at base it's full run it's still run by the u.s. despite an agreement to transfer power to al going to soras he's signed back in march. as a couple this is really an issue of sovereignty for the government of afghanistan we have to keep in mind that the bob graham prison is an enormous very controversial detention center here in afghanistan that has more than three thousand afghan prisoners who have been held there without any sort of trial or due process with the courts fifty seven of them were actually found to be innocent under afghan law by afghan authorities and what we've heard from karzai spokesman on monday is that actually as many as a high. new prisoners are being put into that detention facility by the americans mainly through special forces night raids. month one hundred new people month and so you have this issue where afghan nationals on afghan soil are being held for and
essentially occupying force and this is really prompting a lot of disconcerted by the government here within afghanistan what we heard from one actually human rights expert is that the afghans simply want the prison the ability to determine what to do with the fate of the prisoners and this is why karzai issued a statement saying he his officials take urgent measures to ensure a full afghanization of the prison and a complete transfer of authority although it is unclear that there's going to be any immediate changes it looks like this process will still take a bit of time to pull through the americans are saying this is a matter of security they say that they have found that the karzai government has released a number of prisoners who had ended up going back to the taliban or carrying attacks against coalition forces or u.s. troops and they also say that they have the rights under rules of war to detain so-called britta belligerence although of course when there is no process no court system sort of ensuring this it's hard to tell who is
a belligerent and who is just a local afghan who's been swept up by this massive prison system and we have to keep in mind that this comes just days after a very critical tense talks between the u.s. and afghanistan over the future of american forces presence in afghanistan after twenty four where the issue of sovereignty again came up. strongly a porous opposes immunity for american troops who kill afghans on afghan soil he wants them to be tried by afghan law here in this country whereas u.s. military officials staunchly are against that and they want their military officials to be brought back to the u.s. to stand trial there and this is of course become much more controversial after the recent high profile trial of the massacre of sixteen afghan civilians by an american soldier who's now being persecuted in washington state in the united states so what this really boils down to is a lack of trust by both countries which is quite disturbing if you look at the way forward here. has been another bad day for the eurozone with france stripped of its treasured aaa credit for the second time this year this time the downgrade came
from moody's which condemns the bloc second biggest economy a statement and exposed and crisis not just longer time is running out for euro zone. and the european union economically as it stands is an unsustainable organizations and i was the scene of all financial and economic. so with this downgrade actually i think it's pushing france and germany and some of the bigger countries to do is recreate the european union and i mean stats who are doing some of the other economies such as responsible spain italy and you know kind of regroup and recreate your kenya in order for the european union generally and france this typically to reset it so the economy and the people are going to suffer or there will be significant shocks to their comfort to their pocketbooks to their households there will be a combination of both economic nationalism and austerity measures and needs seen
across the european union and understandably so you know most citizens aren't ok with that so i do think we will start the war protests across france. and while e.u. taxpayers bear the brunt of the crisis the same can be said of the bank is conceived in happier times the european central bank's new headquarters in frankfurt was intended to be a symbol of prosperity transparency and opportunity but today enthusiasm for the project has waned dragged down by delays of what it cost and an economy crisis. reports. at a time when many europeans are unable to pay their mortgages and are kicked out of their homes and spain's forced to approve a suspension of addictions after a woman killed herself in desperation the european central bank is preparing for a house warming party the european treasury symbolic new building will be the tallest on frankford skyline when it's complete but so far it seems the projects
faced sky high criticism first of all for its ten digit price tag. we think the project is to shoot an ugly we asked the e.c.b. to use its money more carefully champing taxpayers interested to them. stephen meissner from germany's part of reason doesn't see any reason to spend that much money on a piece of real estate but he says he sees a reasonable explanation of why the sky's the limit for the european union's economic monopoly they never run out of money it's just come to me and the other taxpayers they go you have to pay more you have to be more of it more or maybe because it's easy to be the european central bank just print the money and while some may see an upside down logic here german m.p. mr scheffler explains it's more than just a piece of architecture. e.c.b. wants a palace a building to demonstrate his power through a million more million less makes no difference as to make
a statement about its power and credibility. but that's a notion that's taken a serious knock in recent times the seventeen nation euro zone's unemployment is at a record high brussels insist on a stereo to measures which the government's cut spending and raise taxes increase in peoples and as well as euro skepticism here it is future european central bank headquarters here in germany and the building was initially supposed to be a symbol of integrity and competence efficiency and transparency of the e.u. main financial institution but many now gloat that the project that is already far behind shadow and over budget may be sending a slightly different message one line cynics have compared the banks future premises with the biblical story of the tower of babel it was meant to reach up to heaven but ended up instead abandoned left as a symbol of hubris and conceit if you look at it it's considered i guess modern architecture sort of looks like sort of like it's been flattened and squeezed and
turn around and it looks like it might even sort of collapse on itself so it's kind of maybe a fitting symbol i think it's very possible that the euro it solved the currency will even be around by the time they finish the building the construction is due for completion by twenty fourteen and it's already known that the president of the e.c.b. will have a room on the forty first floor some say he will not just see a breathtaking c.t. parama he'll also have a bird's eye view of the turbulent ups and downs of his own troubled empire the e.u. fated euro zone. notion r.t. germany and coming out in looks at the hardships faced by gold partners in kurdistan that's after the break. if you're passing through rushes to veer region you really can walk on the wild
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