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concerns grow over the human cost of the french led military operation in mali amid a lack of information on the number of civilian casualties and emerging reports of atrocities conducted by government forces. as the u.s. senate prepares to decide on whether chuck hagel will become the new defense secretary will go why it could be the most controversial pentagon chief in recent years. and this five promises to ease the burden the british government raises
twice as many taxes as the cuts as a new study reveals how the public continue to bear the brunt of what seen as poor crisis handling. it is eight am in the russian capital you watching r.t. was me marina joshie welcome to the program. as french and malian forces make more gains in the battle against islamist rebels in the african country concerns are growing over how the conflict is being fought human rights groups an independent activists are raising the alarm over the information walk out on the number of civilian casualties during the french led intervention and the western backed mali and troops are now being increasingly accused of atrocities as a local reporter. told r.t. . as we continue moving north we find reports of extrajudicial killings and
evidence of war crimes that we have heard of the murder of a few citizens by molly and soldiers in the town of survival not only did they kill them they shove their bodies into the drinking water well like a tit in the center of the town making the rest of the population watch we're also hearing of cases where people are being prosecuted for trying to earn a living under the ruling militants sixteen year old adama says he was unknowingly employed as a cook on butler by jihadists and is now being accused of terrorism. after i stopped working as a cook in the town of u.n. so i went to surveyor there i met an old man and asked him for a drink of water on the phone he said that he won't share water with terrorists i said that i was in a terrorist and i was just a thirst down little then i was put into prison i am no terrorists i didn't even know that i was working with militants and i only realized that the rumors i started hearing them and then when everyone went on to the frontline of i was just cooking food for them no one even talked to me i think us occasion was also
reportedly becoming widespread in the area are absent children exists said to be persecuted on charges of allegedly collaborating with the militants in the government and the french troops are fighting against our contacts in timbuktu also told us that shops belonging to arabs are being looted. a lot of us international consultant and former deputy speaker of the belgian parliament says he's not surprised by the developments in mali. but i hear now is how this surprises me i mean that first of all to mali an army does hold a grudge against the people who lost them from the northern part of the country and secondly the soldiers very low paid and that's very little on them and at such as a they're not really a regular army in that sense there's only. hardly a state apparatus functioning how can you really just have people and examine what they do you can't you just ground nick underlying that so the only thing you can do
correctly is if you think people might be terrorist is hold them and arrest them and detain them what you should do is this is kind of actually judicial executions but it totally surprises me that this is going on right now this country needs support yes this country needs are moved why is it that this help only comes in the form of military invasions that's a basic question you should we should ask ourselves. the u.s. senate is gearing up for a potentially heated confirmation hearing for the new defense secretary chuck hagel canada's he is widely viewed as president obama's most controversial pick for a key pose during his presidency the decorated war veteran stance of seeing military force as a last resort and prose reilley foreign policy has tracked the both admiration and criticism for the latter has been far more vocal artist going to check out reports . chuck hagel has been under attack since his name was floated as president obama's pick for the defense secretary position it would see attack ads on all major u.s.
t.v. channels saying what a terrible defense secretary chuck hagel would be also our december and much of january they've been running these ads you know between commercials of beauty products prescription drugs and what so somewhere between those you could catch attack ads like this one secretary of defense chuck hagel president obama says he supports sanctions on iran he voted against the legal voted against labeling iran's revolutionary guard a terrorist group and while president obama says all options are on the table for preventing a nuclear iran bagel says military action is not a viable peaceable responsible option president obama or secretary of defense chuck hagel is not a responsible option. that ad was sponsored by the emergency committee for israel so what did chuck hagel do to deserve that as a u.s. senator chuck hagel has been critical of israel's policies he's been critical of
the israeli lobby in washington here's what he said the political reality is that the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here i've 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 and of quote among other things chuck hagel dared to say that u.s. interests should trump israeli interests if they conflict he supported direct negotiations with iran and unlike many other politicians here in washington who keep repeating the all options on the table mantra but these publicly they say that the chuck hagel has been straightforward in saying a strike on iran should not be an option and he has also been a proponent of a more even handed u.s. policy with regards to these really palestinian conflict and the u.s. has been anything but even handed on the issue it's also for statements like this one that he has been under attack take a look this is chuck hagel in two thousand and six the united states will remain committed to defending israel our relationship with israel is
a special and historic one. but it need not and cannot be at the expense of our arab and muslim relationships. that is an irresponsible and dangerous false choice some saw president obama's decision to nominate chuck hagel as his message to these really hard liners we actually heard president obama say there is too much war talk going on and maybe nominating chuck hagel is his way of bringing down the tension and not not everybody here in washington likes that message but what's interesting since the beginning of the attack campaign against chuck hagel over these two months or so many of the attackers have sort of withdrawn their objections over charcoals nomination some say could be because they received assurances behind closed doors that as defense secretary chuck hagel is not going to make any drastic moves to really challenge washington's foreign policy orthodoxies. in an interview with r.t.
a prominent middle east analyst and former state department and national security council official hillary leverett has explained why the point is unlikely to bring significant change. i think that the former senator hagel has taken courageous positions on iran on a range of issues and i admire them and respect them and the concern i have is that he is being nominated for the wrong job to carry out those positions his defense secretary if he is a if he is if he's a defense secretary he will not be the person in charge of creating or implementing strategies of iran or any other foreign policy issue. he will be he will be at the defense department doing quintessentially defense secretary things in this environment which is to cut the budget and try to keep the united states out of another war he could potentially try to keep you know it's out of another war without being able to either to offer a vision for another way to deal with this challenge. all we've got more analysis
and lines i had to call him to see the blog of our very own military analysts to see what else should be. expected from chuck hagel if he becomes america's next defense chief. more clashes have broken out in athens with police using tear gas to disperse protesters who have broken into the greek labor minister's office demonstrators were planning their anger over fresh way and pension cuts all part of the government's austerity drive lord george cukor goes says this kind of crackdown on
protesters is part of a new approach. the government has decided to follow up one of the c. of zero tolerance as it sais i guess the that is distance to your state emissions so we've got a scheme to the government to take in medicine measure those but they are unconstitutional i guess the recent psychs and now we have seen door the least very violently against a generally peaceful and calm demonstration when it seemed the last three or four weeks i complain of propaganda try to convince us that now is it worse it's become that there isn't i don't believe that this is true is exactly because we've got a full room this seems set of policies of which thirty minutes of the fourth leakiest has condemned greece to us five on a slow death that this recession of the economy complexity of the economy out of sorts of measures both by the opening season of the population and also that
there's some sort of it's i think that as far as what we're following this said. there's no school. still ahead for you this hour on his visit to berlin edits president dismisses opposition calls for his government that has the country dives deeper into chaos and mayhem going clashes between opposition and police forces we're reporting that later this hour plus. virtual kidnap ransoms for your id and cyber terrorism it's only a glimpse into the future of the internet according to a top boss at google. live
the old free broadcast plug in video for your media projects and free media. tom in. wealthy british style. markets why not come to find out what's really happening to the global economy with max cause or for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into kaiser report on our. will go back to watching r t syria says israeli jets have carried out a deadly bombing raid on its territory destroying a military research center near damascus at least two people are thought to have been killed and five more wounded in the attack while israel has refused to comment
on the incident western diplomats and syrian rebels claim israeli forces targeted an arms convoy near lebanon's border supposedly or has been following the developments. the syrian army has said that israeli jets crossed into syria below the radar level at dawn on wednesday and hit a military research center near the capital city of damascus now according to the military they carried out an i'm quoting an act of aggression bombarding the site causing large scale material damage as well as destroying the building and that was a statement that was quoted on syrian state television the military also added that two sites workers were killed in the strike now earlier there were reports that israeli planes had struck a convoy carrying weapons from syria to lebanon the information actually came from the united states as well as regional officials but these reports would later denied by syria the syrian opposition chief was out her tit for the first time has
said that he will have talks with the syrian regime under the syrian president bashar assad not in the past he has said that he will not have talks and that any kind of circumstances whatsoever but he is giving preconditions around the statement he has said that the leads to be the release of a hundred and sixty thousand prisoners now it is quite clear that assad will not do this what is not clear is where this figure of happen driven sixty thousand indeed comes from the announcement comes amid international warnings that syria might fall into the hands of radical islamists if indeed no solution is found so we are hearing reports from the international community that the country is falling apart and certainly we're hearing reports that it looks like a star is not going anywhere we've heard from the u.n. arab league mediator left brahimi who told the united nations security council that assad may be able to hold on to power for now and he has warned that syria is breaking up before everyone's eyes he admitted that there was no progress in
efforts to establish a political transition. oh you miss the. pan-african news wire says the alleged israeli air strike in syria is all part of a plan to bring down the syrian government. it's quite interesting that the israeli government as well as the united states has not officially responded to this provocation against syria so it is inevitably a situation in which they are opening up a nother front in the war against the government of bashar al assad is part and parcel of a broader strategy part of that strategy of course has been a deployment of patriot missiles in turkey which is also a nato country on the border with syria and then of course with the airstrikes this is designed to create a sense of encircled it in regard to the syrian government i think that the syrian government and those who are want are seeking a negotiated and political settlement to this crisis you know very well that this
is only designed to weaken the syrian government and that it will not be successful because in the long term on the ground the syrian government has maintained the military initiative against the various a rebel organizations who have been funded now for nearly two years to work havoc in south of the country in an attempt to overthrow the government of bashar al assad and it shifted on going to more has claimed more lives with at least two people shot dead during fresh clashes between protesters and police on cairo stuff where you square deadly violence has led to the opposition calling for talks with president morsi but the islamist leader has reject the calls announcement came during morsy is visit to berlin where he was warning german chancellor angela merkel hoping to get investment and plan to visit paris next but return home empty handed blogger and journalist wallace kundera says if morsi have received the rypien backing the public's outrage would have only increased. i think the public the public will be
very upset if you know foreign countries start lending a hand to president mohamed morsi while he is executing these very oppressive measures against his people. he has cracked down on a lot of freedoms sidelined editors arrested people and justly and i think that. the sentiment in egypt is basically a rejection of mohamed morsi and the monopoly on power that he that he has and and it's not so much as mohamed morsi he's he's viewed here as a puppet to the guidance bureau so unless he starts taking control and actually doing steps taking the country forward towards a democratic transition i think people will not be pleased otherwise. you're watching aren't you coming to live from moscow now let's take a look at some other stories from around the world in the west alabama police have
surrounded a bunker where a man is holding a six year old boy captive youngster was kidnapped from the school bus on tuesday after the driver was shot dead the government's been identified as sixty five year old jimmy lee dykes by neighbors. one of the owners of the brazilian nightclub in which more than two hundred thirty people died in the fire has tried to commit suicide while in custody. one of four people arrested after the incident and of us to go into the blaze was found evidence the club could have been overcrowded the fire extinguishers weren't functional. so members of a rescue operation have been killed while saving six trapped miners in northeast china it's believed carbon monoxide was the cause of the deaths chinese mining facilities have a poor safety record with dozens of employees losing their lives or work here. more complications than relief that's the assessment of the u.k. government's tax policies are revealed by the taxpayers alliance figures reveal
show the coalition government has raised twice as many taxes as its cut the spy promises to ease the pain reports. by the end of this parliament the u.k. public cuts to some one hundred and nineteen various taxes that all sounds great but for a government that's promised to create a lower tax country needs that they've increased some two hundred ninety nine of the taxes might be somewhat confusing the brits assume going to see an extra levy on carbon dioxide emissions that means energy bills are going to go up they're also going to see an increase. which means more expensive travel and then some of the recent changes to u.k. tax law quite simply bizarre revenue and customs recently increased. for head dresses renting a chair and a silo. and then who can forget the recent halt good scandal when u.k.
tax code stated that a pasty would only be taxed if it was sold at above ambient temperatures critics say the system is simply too chaotic. it's clear that the british government is in desperate need of cash to deal with the dismal public finances which means that by trimming a little bit of tax hair and adding more tax burden that by twenty fifteen the u.k. treasury hopes to get an extra eighty four billion pounds in tax compared with the year before they came to power but critics say that once again is the british public which ends up out of pocket. london later today max kaiser and stacey her resume in closer on the british government and the tricks used to distract the public's attention from its financial mishandling.
the chairman of web giant google has set out his vision for the future of the internet in a gloomy forecast eric schmidt suggests people's online id could be taken hostage in an online form of kidnapping charges a corporate has more. the image of a human future liberated by technology and to hunger teleportation and so on just got a reality dose from a guy who knows eric schmidt who is worth one point five billion dollars and the chairman of google voiced his views on in the internet and the dangers that lurk within it warned that as technology becomes cheaper and easier to use cyber terrorists could use the web to run a drone war essential in california could fly a drone strike a target in a remote part of the world in fact schmidt says hackers will be known as cyber terrorists could well become the targets of the same drones but it's not only about potential terrorist states and governments can use cyber technology to isolate and
distort the lives of their critics call this online ethnic cleansing moreover a cyber identities that your online avatar in social networks could be taken hostage for ransom actually there are already cases of hackers remotely blocking personal computers and demanding cash stolen or fic cyber identities me soon also form a global black market where users will be able to buy an identity the always dreamed of in real life schmidt also pointed to the record so much of our lives is stored on servers now any past mistakes will be there for all the world to see typically at the worst possible moment when you're applying for that job mortgage making the marriage proposal or running to become president in fact the lives of everyone will be so public turns will have to teach children about cyber safety before safe sex well these are only predictions but depressing vision for the internet is
a reminder to be careful whatever you post and do online may bite you back when you least expect it. and don't forget you can always catch up with more news online including doing our wild west style. that's after at gang of russian youngsters brought a suburban train to hold but money wasn't what they were looking for we've got the full story an eyewitness accounts at odds dot com. plus find out why in the u.s. good school grades could earn pupils and new smartphone or at prayer books the full details are available online. and up ahead here in our teeth spotlight with al-qaeda. and.
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a very special cinema tradition the french movies are not always as popular as big as the how would louise but many critics say that the french contribution to the art of filmmaking is no less and even maybe better than the american so my guests on the program today a very famous french actor he's also a script writer a comedian a television house mishear. mad. in the early two thousand skadden a rat burst to the top of french cinematography and has become one of its most familiar faces started off as a comedian and later proved his skills in drama receiving the prestigious french sees a movie award for the role of the father who conceived the sunset nevertheless comedies truly he's real or rather like no one else makes people smile.