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concerns grow over the human cost of the french led military operation in mali amid a lack of information on civilian casualties and reports of government atrocities. serious claims that israeli jets have bombed its military research center near damascus killing to spark conflicting reactions from the international community. and the british government raises twice mannie taxes as it cuts as
a new study shows how shelling out billions revenues from people's pockets. it's ten am in the russian capital yard with r.t. i'm marina joshing 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 and a panic activists are raising the alarm over the information blackout on the number of civilian casualties during the french led intervention and the western backed troops are now being increasingly accused of war crimes in the towns liberated by the french army there is also a growing sense of revenge. now let's take
a look at the food it's the footage filmed by avatar cameramen apparently shows a mob attacking at mutilating the corpse of a young man whom the crowd suspects of lengths to as well missed and local reporter gonzalo want to tell their team more about atrocities reportedly taking place across the country as we continue moving north and find reports of extrajudicial killings and evidence of more crimes we have heard of the murder of a few citizens by mali and soldiers in the town of survivor not only did they kill them they shove their bodies into the drinking water well ok today in the center of the town making the rest of the population watch rules are hearing of cases where people are being prosecuted for trying to earn a living under the rule of militants sixteen year old adama says he was unknowingly employed as a cook and butler by jihadists and is now being accused of terrorism. after i started working as a cook in the town of do when i went to survey where there i met an old man and i
asked him for a drink of water he said that he won't share water with terrorists i said that i was in a terrorist and i was just thirsty then i was put into prison i am no terrorist i didn't even know that i was working with militants i only realized that through the rumors i started hearing and then when everyone went on to the frontline i was just cooking food for them no one even talked to me i think persecution zone say reportedly becoming widespread in the area of arabs and to exist said to be persecuted on charges of allegedly collaborating with the militants you know 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 unused international consulting the former deputy speaker of the belgian parliament says he's not surprised by the developments in mali. what i hear now is how this surprises me i mean first of all the million army does hold a grudge against the people who asked them from the northern part of the country
and secondly the soldiers of very low grade and that's very little to armaments 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 but you certainly are doing this kind of extra judicial executions but eternally surprises me that this is going on right now this country needs support yes this country needs are on the move why is it that this help only comes in the form of military invasions that's a basic question you said we should ask ourselves. and there are also fears of sectarian revenge attacks in mali following the french led military campaign more on this as well as images from the conflict torn country on r.t. dot com. 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 wanted in the attack while israel has refused to comment on the incident western diplomats and syrian rebels claim israeli forces targeted and arms convoy near lebanon's border artie's policy 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 in general near the capital city of damascus now according to the military they carried out an i'm quoting an act of aggression bombarding the sites 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 regional officials have also said that israel had been planning in the days leading up to this strike no confirmation of this from the israeli side imo you me as a q. and a terror of pan-african newswire says the israeli air strike in syria is all part of a plan to bring down the us a 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 hard cost 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 and circling 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 inside the country in an attempt to overthrow the government of bashar al assad the u.s. sat is gearing up for a potentially heated confirmation hearing for the new defense secretary chuck hagel is candidacy is widely viewed as president obama's most controversial pick for a key pose during his presidency the decorate a war veteran stance have seen military force as a last resort and pros reilley foreign policy has a track of both admiration and criticism but a layer of the latter rather has been far more vocal. before it's.
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 all through our december and much of january they've been running these ads you know between commercials of beauty products prescription drugs and whatnot 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 eagleburger against illegal 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 legal says military action is not viable should be responsible option presidential or secretary of defense chuck hagel is not responsible option.
that ad was sponsored by the emergency committee for israel so what that truck a will 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's been on. 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 fault 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 chuck hagel 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. from handel's nomination in the beginning of at the beginning of january to the confirmation hearing we've got plenty of opinion and analysis of his candidacy on our web site r t v dot com. 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 the demonstrators were venting their anger over fresh pay and pension cuts all part of the government's austerity drive laura george says this kind of crackdown on protesters is part of a new approach. the government has decided to follow up one of the c.e.o. of the c.e.o. told us it sais i guess the that is distance to your state emissions so we have steam the government to take the medicine measure those of course they do so another idea is that they sent stocks and now we have soon door there it will release very violently against a generally peaceful and calm demonstration well and seemed the last three or four weeks i complained of propaganda trying to convince us that now is the worse it's become that's the reason i don't believe that this is true is exactly because we are following this same set the forces of was thirty thousand missiles that the
fourth leakiest has condemned to us five of slow death that this recession of the economy going to actually move the economy out of sorts of measures followed by a vote but i do see some of the quick release you and also the sense that it's i think that as far as what we're following this said. there's no hope for us all still i have for you this hour on his visit to berlin president dismisses opposition calls for a unity government. that says the country dives deeper into chaos and mayhem going clashes between opposition and police forces we report on that later plus. article kidnappings ransoms for your id and cyber terrorism that's only a glimpse into the future of the internet according to a top boss at google. science
technology innovation called the least developed and from around russia we've got the future covered. wealthy british style. markets why not come to find out what's really happening to the global economy with max cons are there are no holds barred look at the global financial headlines in two kinds a report. i
welcome back you're watching r.t. live from moscow out in egypt ongoing turmoil has claimed more lives with at least two people shot dead during fresh clashes between protesters and police in cairo stuff for years square deadly violence has led to the opposition calling for talks with president morsi but the islamist leader has made it has made it clear a unity government is not an option the album came during morse's visit to berlin and were he was wooing german chancellor angela merkel hoping to get investment and he planned to visit france next but returned home empty handed blogger and journalist wallace kundera says if morsi had received european backing the egyptian public's outrage would have only increased. i think the public the public will be very upset if 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. arrested people just really 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 this 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 the steps taking the country or towards a democratic transition i think people will not be pleased otherwise more international news this hour in the u.s. alabama have surrounded a bunker where a man has been holding a six year old boy captive for more than a day a youngster was kidnapped from a school bus on tuesday after the driver was shot dan the government's been
identified as a sixty five year old retired truck driver my neighbor is. one of the owners of the brazilian nightclub in which more than two hundred thirty people died in a fire has tried to commit suicide while in custody a sonorous forest one of four people were arrested after the incident an investigation to the blaze has found evidence the club could have been overcrowded and fire extinguishers sworn functional. seven members of a rescue operation have been killed while saving six trapped miners in northeast china it's believed that carbon monoxide was the cause of the deaths chinese mining facilities have a poor safety record with dozens of louise losing their lives at work each other each year. complicated in the offering very little relief and that's the assessment of the u.k. government's tax policies figures revealed by the taxpayers alliance show the coalition government has raised twice as many taxes as its cut despite promises to
ease the pain or just folly boyko reports. by the end of this parliament the u.k. public will have seen 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 news that they've actually increased some two hundred ninety nine all this hank says 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 in air passenger duty which means more expensive air travel and then some of the recent changes to u.k. tax law quite simply bizarre revenue and customs recently increased. for hairdressers renting a chair in the south lawn and then who can forget the recent. good scandal when u.k. tax code stated that it 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. artsy london or later today max kaiser focus 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 vision for the future of the internet in a gloomy forecast eric schmidt suggests people's online idea could be taken hostage in an online fourth kidnapping are going off as more. the image of a human future liberated by technology and to hunger teleportation and so on just got a reality those 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 nerd 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 terrorists states and governments can use cyber technology to isolate and
distort the lives and appearance of their critics call this online ethnic cleansing moreover a cyber identities that's 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 tool or feet 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 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 powerful it turns will have to teach children about cyber safety before safe sex well these are only predictions but smith's 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. well you can still had to come say phonology our stories are doing no harm to you now we've got the story of a gang of russian youngsters brought suburbian trained to fold but money wasn't what they were after all details an eyewitness accounts online. plus. find out why in the u.s. goods a school grades could earn a muslim students an excuse for a couple minutes prayer during class time. and coming up shortly after the break abby martin break in the set to stay with us.
you know i can kind of sort of understand the mindset of an evil dictator i have trouble understanding what is going on or maybe not going on in the minds of the terrified cogs who believe all the propaganda give up all their rights for the illusion of safety to coach jerry seinfeld who are these people well maybe some of them may be working at your local school braindead bureaucracy zombies at a pennsylvania school suspended a kindergartner note kindergartner as a terrorist threat because she threatened to shoot another student with a gun that shoots soap bubbles i guess this was all a mix up because the girl she wanted to shoot didn't understand that it was in reference to bubbles and not bullets children in kindergarten can often misunderstand things but the administration of the school seems to be no smarter than six year olds immediately going into total panic mode guess what this is hardly the first time that something like this has happened remember the kid who pointed a piece of chicken at a teacher and said bang the thing is that the real terrorism of the event is that
white house or for the. radio guy and four minutes from the hospital i want what we're about to give you've never seen anything like this i'm telling. yo yo yo welcome to breaking the set so it looks like yet another government agency is overstepping its boundaries this time it's the d n a get this the drug enforcement administration is now trying to access the private prescription records of patients and organ without a warrant despite a state law forbidding it but of course since what's the government subject to the total cost anyway well the a.c.l.u. in it or going to philly and are challenging this practice in court arguing that this is an assault on the fourth amendment but wait i seem to remember a provision of the patriot act that already allowed the governmental seizure of
medical records about a war in what i give up or just too many violations to keep count of anymore so let's go break this up. a little bit more of good as you've never seen anything like the trouble. today is an exceptional day because i've been talking to someone who throughout his entire career has stood as a symbol of bravery integrity and justice i'm referring to george galloway a man who many of us were introduced to in two thousand and five when he testified to the u.s. senate over alleged illicit payments from the un's oil for food program in case you don't remember his rebuttal let me jog your memory. so i know that standards have slipped over the last few years in washington but for a lawyer. you're remarkably cavalier with any idea of justice i'm here today but last week you.