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billions of pounds of foreign aid not caring whether. positive light. troops along the border with syria. help to defend itself from the store. officially ministration.
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on saturday afternoon. this is the life with. governments charitable enterprises abroad could be doing nothing to help the world's poor and a center right says the billions of pounds of taxpayers' money being spent part of a p.r. campaign to promote the image of the well to explain this further and to discuss it with. my colleague bill todd. well let me give you three quite stark examples the first is the example of british eight ethiopia which totals three hundred million pounds evidence studies b.b.c. investigation shows that in fact it wasn't used to help people it was used by the ethiopian government cements a corrupt hold on power the u.k. government refutes that saying that the money doesn't even go through the
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government but according to human rights watch they say it does and this investigation showed that in fact supporters of the opposition. to receive food or seeds or fertilizer which is what the aid was destined for a second example is in india a three hundred eighty eight million pound project aimed at improving indian schools the government here hailed as a huge success they said more children are going to school as a result of it but the indian government says that around seventy million pounds of it was either stolen or lost much of it was allocated to schools that didn't even exist and that some of it went to by cause for dignitaries officials in india again the u.k. government refutes that and nigeria thirdly one hundred million pound project improve again the quality of education in nigeria an independent report showed that actually the results of it had been not to improve the quality of education at all and they awarded the project to nigeria their second lowest rating again the
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government here refutes that same report sources that only visited a handful of schools so it's a pretty damning indictment of what's happening to all this money. vall sum of money how does it exactly help the image or british politicians. well of course the conservative party here in this country has an image of sort of stinginess and only wanting to help the rich and it does go a long way towards getting rid of an image like that it shows that politicians are magnanimous sort of make them seem very generous and this information does suggest that the government doesn't really care where the money goes or how it's administered or how effective it is it only has to get seen to be giving. the study is really quite critical isn't it does it suggest you can should stop helping communities abroad altogether i know it's not suggesting that it's just suggesting that the money is allocated and administered much more efficiently of course this
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is all happening against a backdrop of austerity at home and many people are saying you know it gets forget giving money abroad let's keep it here at home where it's really needed at the moment so here we're seeing reductions in benefits even for very poor people we're seeing tax hikes we're seeing raids on particularly public sector pensions so a lot of people say keep this money at home don't give it to give it abroad and the budget is continually increasing it's now going to be no point seven percent of gross national income and that equates to five hundred pounds a year for every household in a lot of people say you know we could do something here at home with that five hundred pounds. markets are lower smith there in london. has held a mass rally in the stronghold of his palestinian political rival hamas thousands of fatah supporters flooded the streets for the first time in years they were celebrating the forty eighth anniversary of the movement which was removed from
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power in gaza after a two thousand and seven election but many welcome the rally is there were new to attempt by the rival palestinian parties to reconcile and find ways to share power israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu it's concerned hamas viewed by israel as a terrorist group could take over the palestinian authority political analyst elias as the neary says netanyahu sphere's a baseless. hamas will have to look in to two for the hand they are in fact that will have to look into the hamas in the eye and both sides have to agree on only one thing we don't need more of the consolation talks we don't need more the conciliation agreements because there were so many agreement signed between the two parties but not one of them has been honored or implemented but how it's going to take over palestine the concerns of netanyahu are baseless and groundless he's the only israeli leader who has been giving support to hamas or not only to him that's what i do every extremist group on the palestinian side simply because he's dumping
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the palestinian moderates is dumping the leadership of president abbas he's dumping the poor political negotiations with the with the palestinians and he's carrying on his own agenda of of increasing the number of do with settlements in the west bank even though they are illegally they are illegal under international law he carries on his policies the stop every chance of getting a two state solution between the palestinians and the israelis if the israeli withdrawal from gaza was based on an agreement with the palestinian authority we have we would have seen a totally different middle east today. in the meantime president mahmoud abbas has officially changed the name of the palestinian administration to the state of palestine and spite this recent status upgrade by the un the nation still remains all but united as artie's policy reports thousands of families are torn in two by israeli borders. this is the everest crossing one of five land crossings between
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israel and gaza getting through here is tough you need the rights commission and papers but this crossing does not just separate israel from gaza it also divides families who are trapped on either side of the border. these are the tears of a boy who hasn't seen his father in three years mohammed left gaza in search of a better life for his family but what he found on the other side of the border was loneliness and despair and what he left behind distress and fear is show of the i miss my father a lot and i want to see him i'm afraid a lot my father must come back here we must go and live with him but he can't come and we can't go. all they have now to remind him of him are photographs and the occasional phone call oh. i can live like this anymore i'm sick i'm having a nervous breakdown this happens when a man is very sad when he has
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a lot of pressure on his soul and heart. this family is just one of thousands torn apart by israel's separation policy that makes it almost impossible to move between the west bank and gaza it was only after mohamed had moved that he found out his family could not follow because while he and one of his children have west bank identity papers his wife and four other children don't for reasons unknown to them . it was a big surprise for me they told me there is a possibility of changing it so i sent the papers up until now they have the file but they refused to give permission for them to come i can't give up my kids but i also want to give them a future. israel says the west bank is a closed military zone and it has the right to prevent people from entering it even those from gaza but palestinians have extensive family ties in both areas and the policy effects just about everyone there are
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a number of policies that explicitly say that family separation is not a justification for being allowed to enter the west bank so even if there's no serious security claim against an individual even if there's no question that that mother is separated from her child that's not enough to justify a travel international law protects freedom of movement and israel itself has recognized guards in the west bank as a single territorial unit but that's not enough to guarantee something people in the west of the world take for granted a couple from different cities wanting to get married or a father looking for work. the children miss him so much they hold his pictures and cry when they speak with him on the phone this is their. it's not coming back and he says i can't i want to bring it all to the west bank i want to go and live with him it will be safer for the children and they have a better life ahead of it double double that it's a choice no father should have to make to be separated from his family so he can
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provide for them or join them and together face a bleak future policy r.t. is wrong garza. it is a right now turning ten minutes past the hour moscow time nato has begun deploying surface to air missiles and troops on turkey's border with syria and the alliance approve the reinforcements last month after i encourage requested support nato claims the move is to help defend its member from the conflict in syria let's delve a bit deeper into this now with jeremy salt a middle eastern history and politics professor at a bill cohen university and kyra good to see today sir thanks for joining us on this saturday with nato official saying the deployment of patriot missiles in turkey is for defensive purposes only how likely is it do you think these weapons might actually be used i don't think they're going to be used to tall i think this is where it is changed very much on the ground in syria it strikes me that the armed gangs very much on the back foot now i don't see any enthusiasm for the
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attack on the part of the united states saudi arabia might be caned might be king but they are simply the finance season armors of these groups. and there's no possibility at all no likelihood the syria will attack turkey the only circumstances in which those missiles would be used was would be if there were a nato attack initiated from turkey into syria and then of course syria would strike back but i think the atmosphere has changed dramatically i don't think the americans in particular like what they're seeing in syria. afghanistan very much in mind when they supported the dream to fight the soviet union and then when that was over. as the mahajan had turned into al qaida turned against them and i think they're frightful of the same thing happening in syria certainly nato has been saying that these are these missile batteries will not be used the troops will not be used as you said but i must say it's quite refreshing to actually have a have a sense of optimism and what you're saying here moscow are said the deployment of missiles will only build tension in the region with syria possibly seeing this as
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a provocation how do you see it i think well as i said before i think the situation has changed i mean it's quite clear that from the beginning of this crisis. that this anti syrian coalition did want to attack syria strong the government in damascus but i think that the sect this government stayed in place for the last two years despite everything being thrown out the fact the syrian army has not disintegrated the fact that we've seen virtually every single day and use of most terrible atrocities being carried out by these armed groups the fact these armed groups have rejected the authority of the council. the fact the doha council has no support inside syria. to a kind of very clear message to the americans in particular that they have to kind of change the course in syria and come up with something different i think. what you say might maybe now in the process of the west changing it starts on syria certain we've been having christmas lately and all of the holiday time in the seems to be a bit of a bit of a slowing down of the story certainly over the past month or so but it's intriguing that you say perhaps there's certain western powers are now perhaps realizing that
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the rebels these fractured rebel groups they've been supporting perhaps other wrong groups to be supporting in the first place well they've used them as a bludgeon they use them as a bludgeon against the government in damascus and the fact is that they now have to contemplate the possibility which i think is very remote won that election take power and if they if they did that we know that there is gender is not the same as the united states that fundamentally and it came across. the western and they could then become a threat to western interests cause the region and of course there'd be risk of blowback inside turkey and other neighboring countries do you think do you think there are any echoes here of libya echoes of afghanistan even echoes of iraq that might that might make certain western powers or nato are reluctant to really get involved certainly nato i see you're suggesting here is almost on the back foot back pedaling although it is offering troops and military support along the turkey syria border i think that libya in particular had a very very significant effect on american thinking because the americans back
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these groups in libya and one of them to a party killed ambassador and this caused great shock in washington and. so when the americans look at the situation we know that there are voices inside. general anders fogh rasmussen is one of them we know that britain and france are talking a silly belligerent fashion but the key to the situation is in washington and i don't think the americans have any interest in taking this any further. well. ready to actually intervene in syria a major regional crisis much much bigger than we're already seeing already and just in my final question here i'm running a bit low on time i do ask for your patience here but a syrian journalist has died today of wounds sustained in a rebel attack opposition fighters have increased sniper attacks and abductions of journalists is it possible do you think that nato is concerned about the actions of the right side. i don't think i think it was concerned with the grander geo
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strategic situation and what is happening on the ground fits into the thinking and the morality of what's going on is a huge issue for them. that is there and so these individual episodes and we've seen many many of them we see that when the syrian government accused of doing something it's always played in the rebels' do something it's always played down the ground game being played and as i said i think the united states in particular is situation very different from a few months ago and the key player in this. middle east history and problems university ankara thank you very much for joining us on r.t. today a pleasure thank you thank you. well still to come here on the program here on our t.v. just a bit later we're talking on eggshells examine how a wave of political correctness has turned america into a hypersensitive nation leaving many more prone to biting their tongue. and present
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it as a better protector of animals than the leaders of france both past and present. it's russian citizenship and animal rights with the home country that story in full to this. so how much does it take to get into russian politics how many hours of hard work and how many patriotic deeds does it take to become one of the people who make the decisions and the world's largest country well i'll tell you how much it takes exactly seven point five million euros russia's federal investigative committee has a stablish that allegedly hey of and constantine should show of from fear russia and the commies prospectively promised for a fee to get a businessman on to their party's electoral lists getting him
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a spot in the lower house of the duma the investigators have forwarded the state duma an official request to strip the two m.p.'s of their parliamentary immunity and you're darn right they better street have their parliamentary immunity stripped i mean what's worse than government corruption some people in the government being so corrupt they can actually sell the government itself to someone for a fee so positions in parliament corruption on this high of a level needs to be punished severely breaking rocks in siberia or worse sounds pretty good to me tolerating flagrant corruption does not a great civilization make but that's just my opinion.
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and so joining us here in our. moscow are the former french president nicolas sarkozy allegedly received over fifty million euros in a legal campaign money from the late libyan leader moammar gadhafi a lebanese born businessman who's currently facing corruption charges says he will provide evidence in a french court a similar claims have previously been made by other witnesses christophe who is the chief editor of the weekly magazine l'express says if indeed these allegations are proven true they could ultimately uncover a much deeper trail of corruption. well it's true that libya under gadhafi must have generated lots of dirty money with a system in place and poured cash into western countries look at this alleged contribution to sarkozy's campaign would you remarks in the presidential campaign expenditure and twenty three of the lifting of the more than double. left over
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to give you go through which a campaign but instead ended up in someone's pocket the proof is needed and as of now there's only a statement by one man on trial who's trying to blame someone else the shifting attention away from one which carries an illegal weight if you quote him now in europe at spanish locksmiths say they now hold the key to austerity and that's after they refused to cooperate any longer with the. reprocessing of homes and demanding a change of lot. more about the nazis website. in the fight to bring down the crime rate in mexico local authorities destroyed thousands of. guns . now french movie icon brigitte bardot has praised president putin for doing more to protect animals than all french presidents put together was
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a well known animal rights defender and is threatening to quit her country and ask for russian citizenship if indeed authorities in follow through with a plan to put down two sick elephants. joining us live from the program for more details on this right now. good to see you thanks for coming on so you know here we go an animal rights activist or brigitte bardot now turning her attention to a president. for a movie i can. also. write. complainer and this might be the reason why is the actress who threatened to apply for russian citizenship and french authorities euthanize a peer out sick allophones in leone now explaining her decision why she thought alf russia of the actress said that she believes
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a russian president vladimir putin has done more to print top to animals than all french presidents put together and she also said that every time she asked him something as an animal rights complainer he always helped her now bardot also called of lies even to put in the president off her heart after he banned the hunting of young seals and indeed president vladimir putin earned a reputation of a true animal lover during the years of his presidency and as well as when he was prime minister now coming back to bardo the actress issued a. statement on the website of her animal rights foundation where she called her native country france a pot summitry and she also said that she would ask for russian citizenship if a decision to euthanize those allophones is made. though is not the first person in france to be looking at towards russia recently in the past week or so
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give us some details on that if you. know that that's true but brigitte bardot is following the footsteps of a nother famous chef range actress. who has already been granted whether russian citizenship and he might very soon greece if he's own a russian passports now this music came as a shocking surprise for the publicity and for many people here in russia to have that part of you know every now and say here is that french this is a ship and move to bel june where he reported the real estate at no olva's off true french press. danzig francois long is trying to push forward a law that will see french citizens who earn more than one million euros pay seventy five percent all of their earnings to toxins and in an open letter he departed yo sad that throughout the years of his acting career he has already paid
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more than one hundred forty five million and he believes that this isn't enough also the french actor enjoys a long standing friendship with the russian president vladimir putin and he did joke a couple of times before that he was considering moving to russia and now it's simply not true feel was granted with russian citizenship he might become a very frequent gas and this country. also saying that he's now put his enormous paris mansion up on the market as well so we'll see how that goes also has been a question of thinking. of freedom of expression has been one of the pillars of america since it was founded but the modern phenomenon of political correctness means one's persons and their freedom and suddenly the freedom of speech could be someone else's insults are important i examines how kind of expression has certainly turned into a rather touchy subject. america is
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a country that pioneers freedom of expression but is the rising tide of political correctness reigning in the right to say what you think like people do well to hold back to to to actually speak their mind it's almost as though you have a sort of a code to call them sometimes you want to call a spade a spade and sometimes you want to call it trouble according to risk news and poll the majority of citizens think the u.s. is overdosing on p.c. turning the land of the free into a nation of hyper sensitive sissies. were even corn chips can cause mass controversy in this add a priest substituted to read zero for the eucharist the body of christ. the commercial was created for a possible super bowl broadcast but after an uproar among catholics frito lay apologized and pulled the plug on the satirical spot during a commercial being pulled is a classic example of americans freaking out about something insulting to do with
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religion i understand why the catholic league might flip out that's their job however be able to laugh at yourself folks. the price of humor can end up costing big maybe captain owen honors intrusted with a nuclear powered aircraft carrier worth half a billion dollars was fired over racy morale boosting videos created years ago having survived eighty five combat missions owing was shot down by fertility style gestures and comments as for the man who wrote nineteenth century classics not even mark twain is protected from present day p.c. two of tweens books are being republished with the word sleeve replacing the n. word it's about laziness it's not about liberal guilt to not want to do a friend or conservatives want to want to sanitize or plain vanilla history and art it's really about laziness we don't we don't want to trust people to look and examine to look at some. and then go beyond that said what does it mean what were
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those times like what is the author trying to say when film critic roger ebert took to twitter to criticize the censorship he was criticized for simply writing the n word a federal jury will soon decide if a white people can use the n. word at work this as a white t.v. reporter is suing a fox news affiliate in philadelphia after being fired for using the n. word during a staff meeting white house chief of staff rahm emanuel has apologized he's apologized and of course the r word can also make you a glorified villain as was the case when former chief of staff rahm emanuel privately called a group of liberals retards rahm emanuel and i think he has some indecent and insensitive ways of being sarah pailin as of. e.s.p.n. sensitivity surrounding sex has become a touchy subject announcer ron franklin was fired for allegedly calling a female reporter sweet baby when you say political correctness has neutered the
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american language creating a super sensitive society incapable of laughing things off a p.c. employee that blasts more people biting their tongues for fear that freedom of expression may be more trouble than it's worth more important artsy new york. already in just a moment here on out so it will be coming up after the break mike's cars are discussing your money and how it's being manipulated by those you trust because a report is here shortly. as your bank. actually make over the internet you know it's going to show some of. it's good to consider. your thank you notes that you think are great to.
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choose the stories that if. you access to. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realized everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harkin welcomes a big. welcome to the kaiser report max kaiser hey you got there not you jamie donovan i'm talking to the humans out there and the cats and you know creatures
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with a heart and soul not those that slither around in the sewage at night like jamie so i was saying i have bad news for you oh we're going extinct not our physical bodies i'm talking about our wages our wealth our liberty extinct grabbling for want of jamie's food stamp cars and fighting for a top bank halliburton's duologue camp is our future unless we stop the economics of extinction and was the freak up. max as we are talking about the economics of extinction i have worn my shirt dedicated to the species that have gone extinct she used to live in the sewer system under new york city her name was lady lady and jamie diamond and lloyd blankfein and all those other slithering creatures moved in and kicked her out loaded up with debt her whole species is gone extinct the purple haired furry goddess i didn't you play for the know the pump out of this either.


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