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president obama unveils his candidates for america's top security jobs creating uproar over a possible shift in policy and fears of a bush era revival at the cia. halfway through the u.k.'s coalition government marks midterm with an enormous to do list leaving mattie in a sturdy his britain deeply unimpressed. as the google visits north korea the spy washington's criticism we will look out whether the internet giant has any chance to engage with a reclusive nation that remains under u.s. sanctions.
it is ten am in moscow are you watching r t with me. and president obama has rounded out his national security team for approval by the senate he's nominated former senator chuck hagel as a paragon head and counterterrorism adviser john brennan to lead the cia the pics have sparked speculation that obama is actually trying to kill two birds with one stone and she can now explains. by appointing chuck hagel as defense secretary president obama is arguably trying to change the perception that he has embraced bush administration national security policies because after four years of militaristic foreign policy that's how people see it chuck hagel former senator from nebraska vietnam war veteran has been one of very very few u.s. politicians who opposed u.s. military expansion and who dares to question
a descent from washington orthodoxy. one of them has to do with israel he dared to publicly point out israel are separates countries and american interests should trump is really interest when they can and that's a subversive thing to say here in washington could be a career killer yet it catered for direct negotiations with hamas he condemns the power of the pro israel lobby in washington here's one of his statements to that effect the political reality is that the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here i have always argued against some of the dumb things they do because i don't think it's in the interest of israel i just don't think it's smart for israel that's what he said needless to say his nomination for the position of defense secretary has incurred a slew of objections for the past three weeks different interest groups have been running attack ads on t.v. saying things like he's soft on iraq and he's a bad choice for the job go on like the vast majority of us politicians who keep repeating the all options are on the table mantra has allowed himself to say
outright that attacking iran is a stupid idea is nomination is seen as a bold move on president obama's part and it's an important decision image wise for the president as hinted at possible change in foreign policy but many fear that chart paygo could deliver that change in full song more than in substance because there's only so much one person can do in washington speaking of the other person along with chuck hagel president obama nominated his counterterrorism adviser john brennan as the next director of the cia john brennan has been in charge of some of obama's most controversial policies including the targeted assassinations. program one where the administration determines who will be marked for execution without any due process oversight or transparency is the man who's been in charge of president obama's chiles last year john brennan claimed that the u.s. drone program called no civilian deaths seemed pakistan over the prior year which was an outright lie by so many accounts add to that the fact that as the bush era
cia official mr brennan had endorsed torture and rendition and also was a vocal advocate of bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program and we can see why he is deemed most fit for the job as the head of the central intelligence agency which over the years has evolved into a paramilitary force the logic some see behind nominating hazel and brennan for these top national security positions is that when accused of being hawkish the president can say does my defense secretary low kokesh do you ever choose the feeling soft he can point out his new cia director who can be accused of anything but being soft on my colleague bill dodd spoke to former cia officer ray mcgovern who believes obama's security nominations may serve as a counterweight to each other. i've served under nine cia directors and brennan would have to be the worst. he is an open advocate of what is called extraordinary rendition kidnapping torture black prisons illegal eavesdropping
and kill list from these drones that they're so proud of flying over places like pocky stein i'm almost compelled to conclude that either he's really dumb or he sees real profit as the corporations do in the profiteering on these and list wars and in contrast to this the nomination for defense secretary that is very different in character in nature seen by many as a pacifist what do you make of the future of u.s. foreign policy if indeed hagel goatee and his top man in the defense. of the difference between hazel and his predecessors is this pay go has been there done that ok hazel served in war he was an infantry noncommissioned officer wounded twice to two purple hearts he knows what war is like that means a difference and when haig will says he would be very very careful about employing
our forces in fool's errands such as afghanistan god help us iraq somalia yemen the rest of it he's going to be a worthy stand up against people like brennan who don't know the half of it and who never served our country's armed forces what about his attitude towards israel he's been accused of speaking out against the influence of the israeli lobby there in the u.s. is that something that will be a stumbling block for his nomination hey girl famously said one time i'm not the senator from israel i'm the senator from america. now. doesn't that make good sense on the face of it would somebody be open to criticism for that kind of the you know it shows it shows how delicate this question is in our country that he can't even speak about the jewish lobby or say that he's the senator from the united states and not from israel without being criticized for what those that tell
you about the power of the israel lobby well the nomination of john brennan as head of the cia is also under scrutiny in today's edition of breaking the sad and as always abby martin pulls no punches describing the controversy surrounding the choice watch the show later this hour here on r.t. the white house counterterrorism policies is gone a little something like this shoot first ask questions later and answer to no one catchy phrase for which we should thank john brennan in fact he coaches obama every terror today on how to assassinate around the world this is the number one adviser overseeing the drone king's kill list john brennan's nickname is the assassination czar for god's sake and this is the guy who is ushering this country to the next phase of the war on terror. one hundred eighty promises in just over two years left to prove they are not
a lamp to the ukase ruling coalition has used a rare joint appearance to pat itself on the back and pledge more tough decisions for an already of sterett he had britain r.t. sarah firth has more on the mid-term review. prime minister david cameron and the deputy leaders because it should nick clegg giving one of their rare chewing public appearances together to deliver this mid-term review it was an awkward appearance it was really really difficult watching there were red faces there were or could pull a series of these really embarrassing jig it was certainly i think rather public to him to parents as somebody would say off to the home and that's probably quite a good thing this is something up we're half way through the coalition now of course a huge question was whether the coalition a going to be breaking up whether they're going to stay together. the main message from the to leaders was presenting a united front that they're in this for the full five years of course their plans
that they laid out the next steps that are going to follow already being criticized by the opposition who said this is and he promises no real substance here you know there was a lot of summing up we're going to get the details of this sort of bulk mid term ready in the coming weeks that some of the things that they thought touched upon that they feel they've achieved and among the things like the welfare reform the education reform you know you cast your mind back to what that actually entailed we saw these huge protest movements a hike in the university fees that he got reagan's speech in london so you know i think when you get the bulk of detail like this some he certainly seems to be brushed away the as i said a little bit awkward and it is very noticeable that people were laughing genuinely as i was sort of met with a kind of a nice silence in some parts like you know this is no laughing matter it's a very serious point in the coalition there are big questions for the teacher this
is a question still remain every time they give an appearance like this we ask about europe and people trying to glean a bit more information and you know it is quite short on substance i think a lot of people are just behaving that the plans that were laid out today in the. going to be better received than the prime ministers jakes were at the take a little bit of a closer look at the detail of what the coalition has achieved or not as the case may be here's my colleague for you boy. well it does look like the private pension could be going extinct that's according to one prominent pensions expert here in the u.k. he says that by twenty fifty they could be no more because it turns out that just twelve percent of young people in their twenty's and thirty's are saving for their retirement so we've got a lot of young people in the u.k. who aren't thinking about their pensions a tall and that's leading to concerns over a potential pensions gap in the future the sad reality is that young people
nowadays they have a lot of very immediate financial pressures on their plate you know with austerity measures in full swing with the financial crisis with young people on very low wages having to live with a very high cost of living at the same time they could have debts in the form of university fees that they have to pay off if they're lucky they'll have a mortgage but the that's the truth is that a lot of young people have these very immediate precious and so they just don't have time to think about putting money away for thirty forty years down the line that's money that they might not see again and there's a double sort of irony in this because by the time that they retire the pension age is going to be at least sixty eight and there are reports saying that some people have said that well if the pension age is going to be sixty eight we might not live that long so why save for it so it is quite a grim picture at the moment. more financial problems in europe as medics hits the streets of madrid all the chapter
a government decision to private eyes parts of the health care system to help bring life into the country's recession plagued economy. also assume the jobless recoveries from surgery there are speculation but as well as on the edge of a political crisis we report on data more later in the program here in r.t. to stay with us. wealthy british style it's time to run the. market why not. come to. find out what's really happening to the global economy with my next concert for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into cars a report on our. world with.
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intentions to engage with its also drawn condemnation from washington that's looking to punish north korea following its recent missile test meanwhile korean authorities are reportedly engaging german experts to help prepare the country for foreign investment dr right here frank from the university of vienna says economic development in north korea is still a distant dream. the big problem is actually not most we really miss so we see the best of it is the reluctance of vested investors to actually go to north korea the north korean investment environment is not the cure although the state has been trying a lot still be to have reports of investors who have difficulties with the red tape and also changing attitude of the government you know of all the best foods especially chinese investors who have left the country and frustration the biggest problem i think for us to list this all over is worse than sanctions this is easy
actually it's almost impossible not to why only then you section if you deal with north korea because almost anything is dual use the procedures will be checking whether you are not while living sanctions are very complicated because. there's also a great deal of unknown to insecurity about what the actual rules are and my freshman is that this is keeping away the best and of us those in particular big ones while i am we have a story about the relationship between u.s. intelligence and the president of what door had to argue dot com to find out why the president correa believes the cia will try to kill him to have the upcoming election also. that picture of you were dead there or that you posted to twitter some time ago will soon be stored next to the goodman berg bible while we tell you why the library of congress is archiving all public tweets.
and. i can't. well just days left before the inauguration of an as well and president who charges the country's opposition is waiting for its chance to remove him from office if the ceremony is delayed beauteous poor health. went to caracas to find out whether the risk of political instability has changed people's perception of the country. the flames of economic fury the debt crisis spreads anger across europe well unemployment brings despair to what was once the land of opportunity life in the west once all but guaranteed a better future whether it does so today is up for debate with no end in sight to
the financial crisis many are finding refuge in countries with an alternative economic model for some venezuela represents hope and new opportunities to bolivarian republic may be a surprising choice after all it's been ranked as one of the most corrupt nations in the hemisphere is murder rate exceeds that of iraq still the world bank says venezuela draws the largest number of immigrants after argentina with one million flocking here in two thousand and ten alone the muscles who's. going to get weaker rosa is one of them after decades of struggling in the u.s. she decided to start anew in venezuela. and that come to you completely alone you go that trying to find a new way of really alone nobody helps you there nobody in caracas the helping hand came from the government a cheap loan to kickstart a small business and subsidies that enabled her to purchase this home that's why rosa and others like her see the country as
a place where. you can move more freely you have more opportunities. robust economic growth and increased spending on social projects to help create those opportunities having the state on your side in terms of the benefits is a huge think as you don't have to worry about your basic necessities everyone has the right to universal free health care quality health care education at all levels the government provide subsidies to start up small businesses medium sized businesses they do the same in terms of housing to help people if they're coming from a country where the economic crisis is so bad they've been cutting all those benefits but as well it begins to look like a paradise that may certainly seem to be the case for those on the bottom president hugo chavez helped bring the poverty rate down from fifty percent when he took office to roughly thirty one percent last year and the u.n. says venezuela has the lowest level of inequality in latin america. it's one child has diehard supporters among the poor but what about the rich
critics say childless is illya meeting the wealthy many of whom turned out in droves to vote for his opponent in october closely contended election twenty first century socialism hasn't helped us it is her job his opponents blame his so-called socialist experiment for problems like limited foreign investment they say that it's driving businessmen and entrepreneurs out of the country. by daniel year g.'s himself a young businessman disagrees after spending twelve years in barcelona he decided to return to venezuela not just for the economic benefits he says but for the chance to partake in a different sort of future order there are two very different political forces in this country one wants to move towards capitalism the other is on the path of socialism in the october election the people of venezuela voted to make the country greener fairer to create more opportunities i mean in this regard many venezuelans like myself have decided to return home. and so they do showing that for some
gambling in venezuela system may be worth the risk. of r.t. venezuela. after forty years in power of venezuela's president hugo chavez is known for his lengthy speeches and in two thousand and twelve other movers and shakers around the world have been making in name for themselves well now it's your turn to say who you think was the person of the year let's take a look at the pie chart that we've got for you now website well right now it seems like there is a clear leader of the editor of the whistle blowing web site of wiki leaks julian assange he's in the top right now with seventy percent of the vote and next there devil feliks baumgartner who you will remember in a land of the jump from the stratosphere and takes twelve percent of the very first person to hit one billion views on you tube with gangnam style a south korean rapper of sigh likes attention r.t. dot com with only tamper sand and
a humble eight percent of the vote goes to me on their opposition leader aung san suu kyi. thousands of doctors have marched through madrid in the first spanish protest of two thousand and thirteen they are angered by the government's plans to partly private eyes the national health service in the latest move to cut the budget and dig the country out of debt but investment advisor patrick young says spain's economy is out of control. there's really absolutely nothing that can be done about the current spanish situation the government is affectively running a deficit are run to the by nine percent of g.d.p. and every year that's a huge number than has the ten biggest deficit on the planet of any country and effectively it's hemorrhaging money at the moment because the budgets were made in the good old days when property markets were going through the roof not today nobody can sell a property nobody can manage to get a job and over think the government simply doesn't have the money even for
essential facilities like health care clearly there is a concern amongst the doctors but you're going to see an incredible of mind about me just profiteering being made by the private health sector but i think actually the truth is the ultimately governments are hideously inefficient when they do large scale health provision that's the cure all certainties spaniards are not sure whether they're a column e. commerce or vive in its current creaking states. and keeping the budget under control is proving to be a had a on the other side of the atlantic too next hour artist max kaiser explores the murky waters of america's spanning strategy. the pentagon off the table but pentagon spending is a function of money printing it's a function of money printing because of money printing what ordinarily cause massive inflation but dead soldiers equal deflation that's why you have to look at that arlington national cemetery that's america's answer to inflation it's to
deflationary forces of genocide and pentagon budget increases and killing helpless women and children around the world they keep stuff in america cheap enough for the casino good like class to keep themselves i'm amused and distracted. violence is spiraling in northern ireland were dozens of police officers have been injured in clashes with loyalist over belfast city halls a decision to restrict the flying of the union flag alast and political logarithmic fell he believes the riots are a symptom of a deep social division and political failure to represent a loyalist refuse. what we're seeing here is in northern ireland as a result of the peace process we have a government in which everyone who's elected to the parliament is part of the government that leaves no spheres for parliamentary opposition and someone
something like this happens that is seen by certain mostly working class president suddenly in lower middle class communities to be provocative there is no political way of actually expressing your opposition so to some extent we're seeing just how difficult it is to my mother age a popular protest in a situation where there is no option to change the government so to speak because the government includes everyone who ever gets elected also take a look at some other stories from around the world thousands protested in the sri lankan capital against the government's attempt to impeach the country's first female truth justice on monday her conviction was quashed on appeal after the supreme court ruled the case against her was. the move has sparked accusations parliament was breaking the law last month the government said the two justice was guilty of unexplained wealth and abuse of power. firefighters in northern
china have managed to put out a massive fire that engulfed a shopping mall it took three a half hours for the blaze to sweep through an area of all the steel thousand square metres although it's still unclear what started the fire some officials have pointed to welding work be carried out at the site. well coming up in just a few minutes adding margins breaking the sat down the way say that. crime is a plague of the big cities but in a tiny arkansas town of twenty five thousand it is really getting out of hand pure
gold is a property crime index of more than double the national average and rape burglary and assault are also way above average poor poor gold is a dangerous place to live in but what's the answer to living in constant fear of criminals well the mayor thinks that the answer to that problem is to live in constant fear of the government how logical the mayor and police chief have a doorstop plan to send out police patrols with a fifteen's and full swat armor to i guess intimidate the local population into submission well actually the plan is for them to stand around it ask people an important question ask them to show id the answer to crime isn't a police state sending guys out with automatic weapons and body armor around just to check people's i.d. like it's the berlin wall or something won't do anything a guy who breaks into your house for crystal meth money isn't going to be affected by this only the good average citizens will have to show an armed thug of their id just to go buy milk but that's just my opinion.
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whereabouts of his you've never seen anything like that i'm still. going on guys i'm having martin and this is breaking the set there are many things we know about marilyn monroe one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century we're just learning for the first time fifty years after her death that she was heavily targeted by the f.b.i. man was subject to intense surveillance and scrutiny because of her close association of people with a left leaning ideologies but this is the period of the red scare a time in which the establishment was on a witch hunt against anyone they suspected might subscribe to anticapitalist beliefs and their mccarthyism ruined the lives and destroyed the careers of thousands of people in the country and marilyn monroe was perhaps one of them the
government was very threatened with her willingness to embrace socialist ideas and activism his fan base could have galvanized millions to challenge the reigning us system out of the many faces that we know mary of marilyn monroe today the actress the model of a bombshell the one face we never came to know was a socially conscious politically aware thinker who was critical in a climate of absolute fear and suppression marilyn was seeking something other than the status quo which is what i try to do here on the show as well so when her legacy let's break the set. many obstacles remain for citizens worldwide that have been dealing with the effects of the great recession especially for those facing foreclosures as a result of the eurozone crisis spain's banks recently began to receive payments.
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