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but really. president obama unveils his candidates for america's top security jobs creating uproar over a possible shift in and a gun policy years of the bush era revival at the cia. halfway through the u.k.'s coalition government months midterm with an enormous to do list leaving many in a story to hit bridge and deeply and impressed. as the head of google over the north korea despite the washington's criticism we'll get to whether the internet giant has any chance to engage with the reclusive nation it remains under sanctions.
it's two pm here in moscow you live with us on our t. with me tom what's a good to have you with us this afternoon. president obama has rounded out his national security team for approval by the senate he's nominated former senator chuck hagel as the pentagon hate and to counterterrorism adviser john brennan to lead the cia the pigs have sparked speculation that obama is actually trying to kill two birds with one stone as you can explains by appointing chuck hagel as the first 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 hope people see it chuck hagel former senator from nebraska vietnam war veteran as being one of the very very few u.s.
politicians who opposed u.s. military expansion and who dares to question and dissent from washington orthodoxy is on foreign policy one of them has to do with israel if you dare to publicly point out that the u.s. and israel are separate countries and american interests should trump israeli interests when they conflict and that's a subversive thing to say here in washington could be a career killer yet a catered for direct negotiations with hamas he condemned 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 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 as on t.v. saying things like he's soft on iran he's a bad choice for the job go on like the vast majority of u.s.
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 possible changing foreign policy but many fear that charge could deliver that change in full song. more than substance because there's only so much one person can do in washington the 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 assassination 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 chillies last year john brennan claimed that the u.s. drone program called no civilian deaths being 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 the 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 lew kokesh do you choose the feeling soft he can point out his new cia director who can be accused of anything but being soft my colleague bill daughter spoke to former cia officer ray mcgovern who believes obama's security nominations may serve as a counterweight to each other. i served under nine cia director john 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 chillis from these rooms that they're so proud of flying over places like hockey star and almost compelled to be there is really dumb or he sees real profit corporation 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 haig will go to his top man in the defense. the difference between hale and his predecessors is this hagel has been there done that ok hagel served in war he was an infantry noncommissioned officer wounded twice to
two purple hearts he knows what war is like that means the difference and when hague will says he would be very very careful about employing our forces in fool's errands such as afghanistan god help us iraq 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 for the bodies attitude towards israel he's been accused of speaking out against the influence of the israeli lobby that in the us is that something that will be a stumbling block for his nomination hago famously said one time i'm not the senator from israel i'm the senator from america now. does 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 this that tell you about the power of the israel lobby. that i'm a nation of john brennan as head of the cia is also under scrutiny in today's edition of breaking the set and as always abby martin pulls no punches describing the controversy surrounding the choice to watch the show at eleven thirty am g.m.t. here on our t.v. . the white house counterterrorism policy has gone a little something like this shoot first ask questions later and answer to no one cut you phrase for which we should thank john brennan in fact he coaches obama every terror tuesday on how to assassinate around the world this is the number one advisor overseeing the drone king's kill list john brennan's nickname is the assassination czar for godsake and this is the guy who is ushering this country through the next phase of the war on terror.
one hundred eighty promises and just over two years left to prove to not all m. team the u.k. is running coalition has used to read joint appearance gene patents south of the bag and pledged more tough decisions when already austerity hit britain r.t.s. are for it has more on the mid-term review private if that david cameron then that that you see later the ca's should nick clegg giving one of their rare joint public appearances together to deliver this mid-term refute it was an awkward appearance it was really really difficult watching there were red faces so all could pull as it is there are these really embarrassing jokes it was certainly i think rather public joint appearances sunday. but summing up we're halfway through the coalition now of course a huge question was whether the coalition again to be breaking up whether they're going to stay together the main message from the to leaders was that 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 an empty 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 or the in the coming weeks that some of the things that they saw to 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 needed huge outrage and feet of london you know i think when you get this bulk of detail like this some he certainly seems to be brushed over as i said a little bit awkward and it is very noticeable that people were laughing genuinely that was sort of met with a kind of any silences some part saying you know this is no laughing matter it's
a very serious point in the coalition there are big questions for the future this is a question still remain every time they give an appearance like this we also about europe and people trying to clean 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 midterm with you again to be better received in the prime minister's jake's 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. well it does look like the private pension could be going extinct that's according to one prominent pensions expert here and he can he says that by twenty fifty they could be whom because it turns out that just twelve percent of young people. all 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 atoll and that's leading to concerns over
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 and with austerity measures in full swing with the financial crisis we've got 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 the the truth is is that a lot of young people have all 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 and more financial problems in your robe as matt
exhibit hits the streets of madrid that's also a government decision to have a dog cause of the health care system now breathe life into the country's recession placed economy. says good job as recovers from surgery there's a speculation venezuela is on the edge of a political crisis we report on that and more later in the program. join me on a journey to the heart of the kremlin to a place is hidden from the tourists you're going to meet some real crime insiders
a private trip has already prompted speculation about the company's intention to engage with appealing young it's also drawing condemnation from washington that's looking to college in north korea following its recent missile tests meanwhile korean authorities are reportedly gauging german expos a jew helped prepare the country for foreign investment of a writer got frankel from the university of vienna says economic development in north korea is still a distant dream. the big problem is actually not north korea building this to receive investors it is the reluctance of western investors to actually go to north korea the north korean western environment is not first cure although the state has been trying a lot still be do have reports of investors who had difficulties with the red tape and also were changing attitude of the government you know about investors especially chinese investors who have left the country and frustration the biggest problem i think for us the worst that's all over is western sanctions and this is
easy actually it's almost impossible not to while they don't use action 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 very costly and does also a great deal of unknowing to insecurity about what the actual rules are and my freshman is that this is keeping away the best and rest those in particular big ones online we have a story about the an easy relationship between u.s. intelligence and the president all that quite old head to our favor come to find a president correa beginnings of the cia will try to kill him ahead of the upcoming election. that sad day us come to terms with a series of mass as shootings as some gun loving americans have introduced their own holiday a gun appreciation day what got the whole story online. thank
you thank you you thank. with just days left before the no gration are venezuelan president hugo chavez the country's opposition is waiting for its chance to remove him from office if the ceremony is delayed huge is poor health which is there's a given up when to kaka's 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 or some venezuela represents hope you 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 whose 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 a new in venezuela. and that come to you completely alone you go that trying to find a new way but you 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 thing because 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 that as well 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 as diehard supporters among the poor but what about the rich critics
say chavez is illya meeting the wealthy many of whom turned out in droves to vote for his opponent in october's closely contended election twenty first century socialism hasn't helped us it has hurt a child 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. gambling in
venezuela system may be worth the risk to see campaign of archie venezuela after fourteen years in power then as well as a president good charice is known for his lengthy speeches and in twenty twelve other movers and shakers around the world have been making a name for themselves now it's your turn to say who you think was the person of the m. and right now it seems like there's a clear leader the founder of the whistle blowing web site wiki leaks or julian as science is on top right now with seventy percent of the vote next they're devil felix baumgartner who you will remember smashed many world records when he jumps to earth from a balloon in the stratosphere takes it well percent the earth first person to head one billion views on you tube with gang man style south korean rapper p.s.y. max attention on r.t. dot com with only ten percent and a humble a percent of the vote goes to my opposition leader aung sun sheik.
thousands of doctors have mothers through madrid in the first spanish protest of twenty thirteen they angered by the government's plans to costly privatized elash law health service the latest move to cut the budget and take the country out of debt but investment adviser patrick young says a 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 or run divide nine percent of g.d.p. and three year that's a huge number span has the tenth 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 days nobody can sell a property nobody can manage to get a job and obviously the government simply doesn't have the money even for essential
facilities like health care clearly there is a concern amongst the doctors that you're going to see an incredible mind about religious profiteering being made by the private health sector but i think actually the truth is that ultimately governments are hideously inefficient when they do large scale health provision that's the pure and certain to spawn yours are not sure whether their economy survived in its current creaking state it keeping the budget under control is proving to be a headache on the other side of the atlantic tune life as a day r.t. is next cause i explore that the murky waters of america's spending strategy. why is the pentagon off the table but pentagon spending is a function of money printing it's a function of money printing because of running printing what ordinarily cause massive inflation but dead soldiers equal deflation that's how you have to look at that arlington national cemetery that's america's answer to inflation it's the
deflationary forces of genocide pentagon budget increases and killing helpless women and children around the world that keep stuff in america cheap enough for they can say no good low class to keep themselves on amused and distracted. violence is spiraling in northern ireland where dozens of police officers have been injured in clashes with loyalist over belfast city halls decision to restrict the flying of the union flag analyst and political blogger make felty believe that the riots are a symptom of deep social division and political failure to represent loyalist. foreseeing here is in northern ireland as a result of the peace process we have a government in which everyone who is elected to the parliament is part of the government that leaves no spears for parliamentary opposition and so when something
like this happens that is seen by certain mostly working class suddenly in lower middle class communities to being provocative there is no political way of actually expressing your opposition so to some extent we're seeing just hard difficult it is to manage 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. some other international news in brief now hundreds of protesters in the past wasting their anger over violence against women one eleven consecutive day standing outside the prime minister's readily residence campaigners are demanding that the government punish those involved in such crimes demonstrations with sponsored by the alleged rape of a twenty one year old made by a policeman after she was robbed at an a.p. . james arms of the alleged gunmen in
a movie theater massacre in colorado last july and has appeared in court a pretrial hearing police officers testified on monday that holmes are carrying knives and two semiautomatic rifles was a strangely relaxed and acted detached during his arrest twelve people died in the incident during the premiere of a batman movie in the town of our up a preliminary hearing is set to last a week nighter has began deploying pages of missiles and support troops to the turkish syrian border the alliance claims the warheads provided by the us the netherlands and germany will boost turkey's a defenses in the wake of the escalating conflict in syria but berlin based journalist monday well organs writer believes the western governments are pursuing their own agenda with the move in the face of public skepticism. of course it is a high risky mission but fakes place there but this is what we saw already in the
past with other international missions the governments don't seem to be so concerned about what will bring the future in this area but we see something outs we see that the population in the european countries and i can say at all during the the population is strongly against such missions so you see there is a big gap between the public opinion and the activities of the governments and this might have to do with the fact that the government's nice things are not being on the behalf of their own national interests or and they are on behalf of their own security interests we are right now acting on the interest off the nato what everybody knows who will seize the situation right there at the border the court is taking place actually and not just since yesterday but since several months that each of us that are. are coming from turkey on syrian soil to do what to kill their people so turkey is right now a security danger for syria not the other way. take
a trip to the heart of the russes corridos a. grand total of the kremlin begins right after this break. 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 per 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 ar fifteen 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.'s 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.
from a bird's eye view the oddly shaped triangle formed by moscow's kremlin could be seen as to heart of russia a small state within a state these red walls have been protecting moscow's kremlin for more than five centuries so to even idea of its size so we decided to actually go around it before going inside we must start right here at the tower so time you watch. the extent of the kremlin walls is over two kilometers and if you want to go around it you gotta go real fast because the winters in russia a really cold it's minus ten today.
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