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anymore than nothing else just come in line with other forecasters in downgrading germans the german economy's growth prospects as well but let's face it there is still a lot of austerity in the eurozone across. the periphery as well as nations such as germany merkel plans to impose. or stare a cheat in germany in two thousand and thirteen and that's ahead of her election towards the end of yes is quite a risk to take. so really it doesn't come as a huge surprise now speaking of this election industrial production has been dropping and it seems the recession is inevitable and least in the fourth quarter of this year now do you think this might impede angela merkel's chances. but then they would certainly. do her any favors i think for the german
electorate the most important thing is that germany is not just writing a check to the likes of greece spain portugal ireland those countries that have been bailed out of spain hasn't formally been bailed out but for those countries that have requested for bell outs from the eurozone. the fact that she has refrained from sort of right writing off of debts and things of that is that's the key. issue for german voters at the moment she hasn't done yet so. she has to her advantage but as mentioned you know of course these these economic numbers certainly need good. cause much good now better numbers have been announced for two thousand and fourteen forecast is that growth will come back to one point nine percent now do you see that happening and.
why would that happen well i think it's quite ambitious and certainly if you look at the growth forecast for other countries in the eurozone as well in the u.k. various forecasters thinking that the u.k. could grow as much as two percent in two thousand and fourteen say one point nine percent in germany looks ambitious as well. let's not forget so i don't underestimate the german economy of course is the biggest in the year is a in one of the biggest in the world and it is. less reliant ome it's trading partners within the eurozone it vos proportion or at least a growing proportion of its exports now again beyond the eurozone again they go to emerging markets like china in particular as a key export for germany say it's the chinese economy remains strong
and manages to avoid a survey down in two thousand and thirteen two thousand and fourteen then yes potentially you could see the economy growing as much as that in two thousand and fourteen but it's still as i say it's quite an ambitious estimate. angus campbell there from london cyclical what's happening on the markets u.s. markets are mixed there being inspired by the latest unemployment figures jobless rate fell again now to seven point seven percent while tech shares are dragged european markets ended the session mixed to london is up slightly it's led by russia's polymath so a gold producer it's up two percent on gold and the dollar is gaining against the euro for the second session in a row on better than expected jobs again now the ruble is actually stronger against both currencies at the end of friday's session and russia's stocks managed. a
positive ending to a pretty positive week. one of the biggest gainers of point seven percent however banks dropped and so did gas from shares they continued to decline on friday as the construction of the ambitious south stream pipeline finally began the project brings together europe's the biggest energy giants to pump gas directly to the continent but comes with a big price tag of more than twenty billion dollars but in a question reports from the official launch. the groundbreaking ceremony was attended by president putin and the hands of leading european energy companies involved in the project now this pipeline plans to transport russian natural gas to central and south in europe diversifying gas routes away from transit countries in particular ukraine and now the plane will go from russia's black sea coast to bulgaria and then will be split into two bringing russian natural gas directly to european consumers the first supplies scheduled for the end of two thousand and
fifteen yes many in europe question whether this project is needed due to falling demand for natural gas in europe and high cost of construction some doubt that twenty billion dollars project is necessary. now to see said differently when you look at. i think there's a. demand for gas because we have to replace all sources of energy and anyways and import of natural gas into. has to grow and therefore i think this is a very timely and very important project meanwhile gas from. the south stream pipeline is the biggest infrastructure project in europe and old the pipelines capacity has already been signed off in several contracts once again proving that there is demand for this pipeline on the market. russia is jumping on the bandwagon and drilling for shale resources is forming a joint venture with exxon mobil fifty one to forty nine percent and exxon will
also provide its vast experience in hydraulic fracking technology which involves pumping chemicals and water into soil to get to resources drilling is expected to begin by twenty fifteen an oil rich west siberia munches reported reserves of around fifty billion tons of light oil. that's it from the business team for now after a short break our team talks to chasse freeman the former us ambassador to saudi arabia about the flaring conflicts in the middle east the status. trimmings in this tree even for specialists a voice can produce several sounds it warms but we didn't use the art of throat
singing comes naturally picked up like a language. a language of communicating with nature it said that's where throat singing originates from the unions believe not only animals but also all surrounding objects like reverse forests and even stones souls imitating the sounds they believe assumes can capture the power of nature. was. there are special instruments that accompany the singing give gainey says there is even a legend about his instrument a gill it says once there lived a poor shefford who had the best horse that won every competition but jealous people killed it on the course was revived as an instrument. of stop the fall is
because of the spirit of the horse coming to his dream he said make an instrument from the tree the sounding board from the leather on my face the strings. and to remember me make an engraving of my head part of the instrument he did so i called the instrument again which means come back and this melody only instrument is called. to fly as one of the most famous groups in the republic there. next goal is to tour broad they say for you were p. and since difficult to pick up and sing so i asked them to teach me and see if i can do it little you cheer it up and they were. shared and oh you. did that was sure to say can you know who was you think gang are ok. but now it is
a moody part of the song and not the actual throat singing which i wouldn't even try to repeat. so maybe you have to be born here to be able to sing like this i thought so until i met she looks like it to vini and i don't even speak their language but she is from japan. most of us to modern minds from two hundred years ago until sappy here she's not planning a professional singing career she keeps practicing just because it's become part of her nature.
former u.s. assistant secretary of defense also former years and messenger to saudi arabia it's great to have you with us here today it's a privilege all right so operation pillar of cloud that israel has carried out in gaza is over now both israel and hamas are claiming victory could do you think is doing or i don't think israel is the winner except in one sense and that is it demonstrated that the iron dome missile defense system will work otherwise in the arena of public opinion internationally in the region it lost heavily. nobody likes to see advanced military aircraft bombing civilian populations which is what was happening. and of course this energized egypt diplomatically in a new way and it generated
a lot of support for the palestinians in gaza. despite the fact that many of the governments that came to visit sent their foreign ministers or to gaza for example don't i come i said all in fact they fear it so it clearly strengthened the. how matz both in the palestinian territories and in the arab world politically and i think that's a victory for hamas and a defeat for israel but israel invokes the right to defend itself against terrorism and this is a claim backed by countries such as united states and germany you certainly don't deny israel this right to you certainly not and it's about. that doesn't mean that you can take preemptive attack action to attack others especially civilians the fact that one side commits occasional acts of terrorism does not justify state terrorism and in this case there was no rocket far of any consequence from the
gaza strip into israel prior to israel's inauguration of the military raid that killed the military leader of a mess hamas is an organization that doesn't have much of a military capacity many people actually say that israel back in two thousand and eight two thousand and nine and also this time if it really wanted to could have squeezed hamas out of palestine but it didn't do so why well i think israel did attempt very to use violence in the earlier cast lead operation it did that was at the very end of two thousand and eight as there was a change of administrations going on in washington's interesting this war also happened around me with election time exactly but if not israel failed and the reason it failed is that the strategy is wrong you cannot bomb people into peaceful
coexistence it just does not work you just spoke about the election so it was right after the presidential election in the united states or right before the elections in israel. what does it suggest to you is the timing important or was it a coincidence well i suspect the timing in this case was dictated by the israeli election. it's very popular in israel to kill lots of palestinians in gaza. and have mass is seen as a monster and so a war against amounts wins vote you know i want to talk about the wording of the operation pillar of cloud obviously referring to the bible and back in the bible. it was the pillar of cloud who let the israelis through pete out of egypt and save them from the sorrow how much the torah narrative actually dominate the mindset of israeli war planners well the religious element in both in the israeli armed forces largely subtle are driven. not orthodox jews many of whom don't want to serve in
the military refuse to do so but the religious complection of the israeli defense forces has steadily increased so religion is now very much bound up with its operations of the language of some rabbis during cast lead was simply hair raising in terms of evoking old testament images of genocide against non jews. i think also it's true that this use of language reflects the fact that the israeli palestinian struggle which began as a sort of struggle between two competing nationalisms and became a struggle between arabs and israelis has now become a struggle between jews and muslims in the western media though the operation pillar of cloud was renamed pillar of defense suppose it sounds less alarming defense is a good thing isn't it. attacking people behind
a cloud perhaps maybe isn't. evoking memories of old testament violence raises questions perhaps in the broader world. so this is the sort of typical example of what the israelis call. spada which is control of narrative. and propaganda and they do it very well in two thousand and nine you were nominated to lead the national intelligence council in president obama's administration you declined. due to pressure what you've called these rather lobby in the united states you precise later on that it's actually more correct to call it the likud lobby or the lobby of the right wing in israel what exactly do you mean by that definition well i think if you look at the american jewish community which from which the activists in the israel lobby are drawn there's a large passive support for israel among christian fundamentalists but they are not
active generally speaking the activists come from a very limited segment about four percent of the american jewish community and these are people who are strong supporters of the extreme right wing in israel there's another very interesting instance that you describe i'm going to read out a quote of yours you were being told by a senior israeli official thank you for what you did for israel what job in president bush administration do you want how exactly does that work i mean can a foreign power actually influence staffing of national security positions in the u.s. government well when this man who i had considered a friend and rather admired tactlessly made that offer to me i thought he could deliver it i thought he was making a real offer and i was enraged. as somebody as an american patriot i don't like the idea that any foreign country even one close to us should be able to dictate
our decisions about our internal politics was it a bluff or could he really does i think he might have been able to deliver it i didn't take him up on it for obvious reasons i thought it was a despicable that's can also vary it is a little scary yes. but you see. there is again a narrative which is that israeli interests and american interests are identical israeli values and american values are identical neither is true if you examine it but that israeli narrative would be nothing without american backing yes america is a wonderful echo chamber for israel because our relations are so intimate and we are. so much in contact with each other and the american media is so. amenable to spreading. the israeli line the narrative. and the american media are enormously interview influential internationally and so
this takes what might be a rather small voice from israel and magnifies it and spreads it everywhere and israel is after all a very small country that is surrounded by enemies whether it made those enemies itself or whether it's simply. there simply there is beside the point israel is in a difficult position it uses everything it can and. it can use to defend itself and this is one of the means of defense a very strong one what exactly are the priorities of the lobby in the united states and how much power do they actually wield over the us media well i think it's less the media than the congress. but ultimately the media also depend upon advertising and congress works the fuel of our congress i'm sorry to say it's campaign contributions which is another way of saying our politics is pretty
corrupt. so you can vote by votes. the fuel for our media is advertising and advertising can be withheld or granted depending on what you say you know what i always wondered how come that our blog is not so powerful in the arab shakes could probably find its pretty much anything they wanted. interesting question first of all i don't think there is an arab lobby i think it is the fiction of the israel lobby is imagination or perhaps a sort of construct they've created because you need to have an enemy so why isn't there an arab well there's lots of reasons for that we have significant arab american population which potentially could produce a lobby but it's divided as the arabs themselves are so there's no domestic base that could focus the energy of this voting bloc in one direction and second turning to the arab states yes the the gulf arabs have plenty of money
but they also have no understanding of the importance of institutions. as opposed to people their own politics is very personalized their own societies don't in many cases rest on institutional foundations. they don't have a habit of sustained effort on anything they are more likely to do something short term they like the sprint rather than the marathon that is required in this arena. and probably many of them consider it improper. to in effect buy votes. and i happen to agree with them but. they are behind the times unfortunately everyone else is doing it so you don't have the domestic base and you don't have the foreign support and i might say that the gulf arabs like other arabs they don't like the arab americans who are not mainly from the gulf gulf arabs don't emigrate
there are no saudi americans to speak of there are no tottery americans to speak of there no amorality americans to speak of well they come to study the states and then go back and study and they maybe have a vacation home and they enjoy the united states as a visitor but they don't emigrate tearing crack or throwing in two thousand and nine and not taking a position not to oh i'm i didn't want to go back into the government i had given thirty years of my life to public service i thought that was plenty i was very reluctant to do that job and when i was publicly attacked in the way i was it became apparent that i couldn't do the job so the decision to withdraw was. simply a matter of logic and i don't regret it at all i have a good life a better life than i would if i were doing that i think i wouldn't consider taking another position in the government in the future no no i think i'd let somebody younger have a chance but. no i can't think of any position i would really like to do at
this stage in part because at the moment our government is pretty dysfunctional it's not making any sensible decisions and it seems to find it very hard to do that we can't even pass a budget jobs we can't even address our fiscal imbalance we don't address any of our fundamental questions on foreign policy we continue to do more of the same in this circumstance the chance that one individual could make a real difference is not very great and i'm i'm happy cultivating my garden. best your family thank you very much for this interview a pleasure. the gold fever. turns thousands into slaves. much problem but also among others
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