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syria's claims that israeli jets have bombed its military research center near damascus killing to spark conflicting reactions from the international community. 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. and the british government raises twice as many taxes as the cuts as a new study shows how shelling out billions of revenues from people's pockets. in moscow you're watching r t i'm marina joshing welcome to the program russia says the israeli air strike on syrian territory if confirmed would be as severe
a violation of international law syria claims israeli jets have carried out a deadly bombing raid near damascus destroying a military research center at least two people are thought to have been killed and five more wounded in the attack israel has so far refused to comment on the incident 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 is strike no confirmation of this from the israeli side of the human security attitude of pan-african newswire says the illegible israeli air strike in syria is all part of a plan to bring down the government. it's quite interesting that the israeli government as well as the united states has not officially responded to this provocation against syria saying it is inevitably a situation in which they are opening up a nother front in the war against the government of by bashar al assad can 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 have been 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 wit have akins at the country in an attempt to overthrow the government of bashar al assad as french and malian forces make more gains in the battle against islam s. rebels and the african country concerns are growing over how the conflict is being fought human rights groups and in 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 malya troops are now being accused of war crimes in the towns liberated by the
french army there's also a growing sense of prevention now this footage filmed by an amateur camera man apparently showing a mob attacking and mutilating the corpse of a young man which you can see here while the crowd suspecting him of lengths to islam assumed other images are too graphic to show in full local reporter. told r.t. 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 silva not only did they kill them they shoved their bodies into the drinking water well ok that in the center of the town like in 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 all sixteen year old adama says he was unknowingly employed as a cook and butler by jihadists who 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 wasn't a terrorist and i was just thirsty and 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 it 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 zos a reportedly becoming widespread in the area arabs until they 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. lot of an osa international consultant for a japanese 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 the million army does hold a grudge against the people who are lost them from the northern part of the country and secondly the soldiers of very low wage and at very little dominance 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 to 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 do it 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 moved why is it that this help only comes in the form of military invasions that's a basic question usually we should ask ourselves and there's also fears of sectarian or vain to tap somalia following the french led military campaign more on
this as well as images from the conflict torn country r.t. dot com. the u.s. senate says gearing up for a potentially here confirmation hearing for the new defense secretary chuck hagel is canada seen as widely viewed as president obama's most controversial pick for a key pose during his presidency decorated war veteran stance of seeing military force a last resort am pro israeli foreign policy as a track to both admiration and criticism for the latter has been far more vocal artist guest account 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 says military action is not a viable feasible responsible option president obama or secretary of defense chuck hagel is not responsible option. that ad was sponsored by the emergency committee for israel so what a truck 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 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. 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. it's 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 were. behind closed doors that as defense secretary chuck hagel is not going to make. challenge washington's foreign policy orthodoxies. from hagel nomination at the beginning of january to the confirmation hearing we've got plenty of opinion and analysis of his counted us here on our website 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 fanning their anger over fresh pay and pension cuts all part of the government's austerity drive lawyer george country goes says this kind of crackdown on protesters is part of a new approach. the government has decided to follow up only c. of zero thought that us as its ace i guess that is estates of your state to measure us so we have seen the government to take the medicine measure us that they are and
push the deuce another against that he's an addict and now we have seen a door there that when he's very violently against identity peaceful and got into mysteries when it seems the last three or four weeks i complain of propaganda try to convince us that now the worse is becoming that there is i don't believe that this is the is exactly because we are following the same set the forces of asperity miss us that the fourth leaky us has condemned greece to us fight on a slow death that this recession of the economy went like some of the economy unfair source other measures but when i say some of the population and also look at that the sunset writes i think that as far as what we're following this set of horses there's no school for us. also i have for this hour on his visit to berlin edge of president dismisses opposition calls for
a unity government that's has the country deeper into chaos and clashes between opposition and police forces we report on that later. and virtual 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. wealthy british style. right on. the market. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike stronger for a no holds barred global financial headlines tune in to kaiser report.
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welcome back you're watching r.t. live from moscow in egypt the ongoing turmoil has claimed more lives with at least two people shot dad during fresh clashes between protesters and police on cairo's tahrir square deadly violence has led to the opposition calling for talks with president morsi but as long as leader has made it clear unity government is not an option now it's been came during morse's visit to berlin where he was born german chancellor angela merkel hoping to get investment he planned to visit france next but return home empty handed longer and journalist while iskandar says if morsi
have received european backing the egyptian 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 executive 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 forward towards
a democratic transition i think people will not be pleased otherwise. now take a look at some other stories from around the world in the u.s. about a police surrounded a bunker were a man's been holding a six year old boy captive for more than a day the youngster was kidnapped from a school bus on tuesday after the driver was shot dead the government's been and identified as a sixty five year old retired truck driver by neighbors. one of the owners of the brazilian nightclub in which more than two hundred thirty people died of the fire has tried to commit suicide while in custody the sun rose forests one of four of the people arrested after the incident an investigation into the blaze was found evidence the club could have been overcrowded and fire extinguishers weren't functional. seven members of a rescue operation have been killed while saving six trapped miners in north is china. it's believed the carbon monoxide was the cause of the deaths of chinese
mining facilities have a poor safety record with dozens of employees losing their lives at work each year . complicated and offering very little relief 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. 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 needs that they've actually 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 in. 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 head dresses renting a chair in a salon and then who can forget the recent halt baked goods 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 britain has one of the most complex times. they kill jobs increases prices and it lowers wages so the time when families are struggling with the roys in cost of living the idea so many tax increases will really make life difficult for them 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 papes 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 it's the british public which ends up out of pocket. london. well later this hour and say herbert 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 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 artie's a corpus 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 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 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 public 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 ahead tarty dot com safe and knowledge it will do you no harm. and today online got the story of a gang of russian youngsters the brought a suburban train to hold of money wasn't what they were after all the details and
eyewitness accounts online. plus find out why in the us good school grades could earn muslim peoples an excuse for a couple minutes prayer during class time. and now the latest edition of the kaiser report is coming up in a couple of minutes here on our team. 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 the mental sleeves of fear propaganda that work at these schools are raising a generation of children to be just like them somebody. me with a bubble gone my opinion.
welcome to the kaiser report episode number four hundred imax kaiser for four hundred episodes we've been exposing markets finance scandal jamie diamond silver liberation german gold collateral faking zombie banking paper printing the bond apocalypse currency wars oh. yes max all bills above is in the headlines but first i want it is set this up in
that you and i watched an interview with the legendary photojournalist who is often a war war reporter don mcallen and he said referring to his time in vietnam he said that he often slept next to corpses and in war one gets used to that and of course kaiser report is a financial war report and it made me realize with all these dead bang see zombie banks and zombie economies it seems that people have gotten use to just the corpses all over the place and they don't even notice the smell any war is done mcallen refer to so of course i have this image of bill's above that's not even a doctored photo it's not a william seven it is the president last week when i fly landed between his eyes and of course either he's bill's above or their corpses around him and somebody and abroad. did send me this image and this is jamie dimon what he really looks like her she is a.