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syria pledges to retaliate to while its close ally iran ones of diet consequences up to israel launches a bombing raid on a target me of damascus also. i took a strong stance and a very public one and that's what got me into trouble the expose america's torture program and god thirteen months for doing so coming up a decorated cia veteran who turned against the agency tells of is
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a pretty predicament on our t.v. . and unique footage surfaces of alleged child cities committed by amalia and troops in towns freshly retaken from islam is this is reported on civilian casualties remain hard to obtain and france plans for military handed over to local troops. and british prime minister david cameron defies warnings of an eminent threat to you kate interest in travels to libya has pledged to help train the country's stretch security forces. well it is eleven pm here in the in moscow you live with me to obama's a getting a little bit tongue to sit this evening but it's good to have you with us. the
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first video footage apparently showing israel planes bombing syria's military research facility has appeared on the internet the video was uploaded to the web by activists who are thought to to be from a district close to the target and shows up bright flashes in the night sky loud bangs where heard at the site shortly after midnight on wednesday artie's tell of even based correspondent has more. now we are hearing from syria that israel did launch a military strike inside that country israel has not commented neither confirming nor denying these reports the syrian ambassador to lebanon did say that it was not clear when ever telling a three act would happen and that it was up to the powers that be to decide on such decisive action but he did say that it was an option and that it was and would be a surprise now the iranian foreign minister has also stated that this israeli attack has serious implications for the israeli city of tel aviv and those are
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indeed quite harsh warnings what we understand from syria from syrian sources is that the israelis hit a research center not far from the capital city of damascus and that at least two unsigned workers were killed there are also reports that the strike hit a convoy of weapons that was making its way from syria to lebanon now washington reportedly was warned by israel of its intention to strike inside syria this kind of comment coming from a high ranking american official who has spoken on condition that he not be named it is important to mention that a couple of months ago iran's revolutionary guard did say that assad had friends in the region who had not yet entered the fray the quote was that these planes were poised to strike out in case there was an intervention in syria earlier this month is well deployed it's i am going to fence in the south the system to affordable.
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syrian activists over a growing concern that they could be some kind of use of chemical weapons as i mentioned earlier we have no comment yet from television also has been no comment from washington moscow has said if indeed these reports are accurate that the israelis did strike inside syrian territory it is a gross violation of the united nations charter the arab league for its side has slammed is roll for these alleged strikes saying that they are a flagrant act of aggression and a glaring violation of syria's sovereignty. for more twenty four seven updates on the reported israeli bombing as well as opinions from inside the middle east check our policy towards a feed in one of her latest tweets as she's citing the hebrew press which says a syrian rebel group has actually claimed responsibility for the attack on the military research center near damascus friday i spoke to professor sayid mohammad marandi iranian academic and political analyst he says that israel should be
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concerned about iran's possible answer to the strikes in syria and iran and say the israelis are going to face serious consequences iranians have many means to hurt the israelis and to punish the israelis it doesn't necessarily mean that they have to be involved directly they could. support. countries or bodies that could could make life for israelis more difficult of course he ran the world the syrian sovereignty and i think that the americans and the israelis should take this seriously because the iranians through soft power and other means have made life very difficult for american americans and their allies in the region over the past decade as we saw in iraq and afghanistan and in lebanon. israel must move on of its half a million settlers out of palestine says
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a fresh un read human rights watch dubbed bias and counterproductive by television investigation states the growing settlement rush could be seen as a climb details just ahead. a decorated cia veteran turned torture whistleblowing agency outcasts is now awaiting a summons to start a prison sentence john kiriakou was one of the first to confirm the existence of washington's waterboarding program and has been sent to jail for two and a half years for revealing the name of an undercover agent speaking to our t. he himself said his sheer crime of speaking against the government first of all my case was not about leaking like case was about torture when i blew the whistle on torture in december of two thousand and seven the justice to department here in the united states began investigating me and never stopped investigating me until they were able to patch together. charge and force me into taking
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a plea agreement and i'll add another thing to when i took the plea in october of last year the judge said that she thought the plea was was fair and appropriate but once the courtroom was packed full of reporters last friday she decided that it was not long enough and if she had had the ability to she would have given me ten years you have called it ironic that the first person to be convicted with regards to the torture program is a man who actually shed light on it do you believe the others who put the program together will ever face justice. i don't actually i think that president obama just like president bush has made a conscious decision to allow the torturers to allow the people who conceived of of the torture and implemented the policy to allow the people who destroyed the evidence of the torture and the attorneys who used specious legal analysis to approve of the torture to walk free and i think that once that decision has been
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made that's the end of it and nobody will be prosecuted except me it's no secret that obama's administration has been especially harsh on whistle blow was but can the u.s. afford leniency in these security sensitive times we'll see this is i think this is exactly what the problem is in this post nine eleven atmosphere that we find ourselves in we have been losing our civil liberties incrementally over the last decade to the point where we don't even realize how much of a police state the united states has become you know ten years ago the thought of the national security agency spying on american citizens and intercepting their emails would have been anathema to americans and now it's just part of normal business. the idea that that our government would be using drone aircraft to assassinate american citizens who have never seen the inside of a courtroom who've never been charged with
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a crime they have not had due process which is their constitutional right would have been unthinkable and it's something now that happens every every so often every few weeks every few months and there is no public outrage i think this is a very dangerous development. a lively and heaters session in the u.s. senate obama's pick for defense secretary goes before lawmakers at the confirmation hearings with vocal protests already coming from the israeli lobby that's coming up . r.t. has managed to get exclusive footage of what's believed to be atrocities committed by the mali an army in a town liberated from islamist rebels with the help of french forces and information on civilian casualties in mali has been notably scarce we spoke to a local journalist gonzalo one show who told us of the originals of the disturbing tape. as we continue moving north we find reports of extrajudicial killings and
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evidence of crimes we have heard of the murder of a few citizens by mali and soldiers in the town of silver not only did they kill them they shove their bodies into the drinking water well ok today 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 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 surveyor 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 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 is also
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reportedly becoming widespread in the area of arabs and 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 to. the french shop to retake in the final major city condell from the slum a stay that will soon leave mali handing operations over to government troops need of unused international consultant and former deputy speaker of the belgian parliament says this is a bad idea considering the low discipline and lack of funding in the west african nation. what i hear now is how this surprises me i mean first of all the million army does hold a grudge against people who are lost some from the northern part of the country and secondly the soldiers of very low grade and have very little dominance at such as a they're not really a regular army in that sense there's only. hardly
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a state apparatus functioning how can your existed people and examine what they do you can't you just ground in a country like 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 certainly will do is see this kind of extra judicial executions but it totally surprises me that this is going on right now this country needs support yes this country needs our mood 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 revenge attacks in mali for in the french a led military campaign more on this as well as images from the conflict torn country on our team dakar. and later in the program we're telling you about bulgaria's government worries over energy independence a stirring it's best to blog a russian fine and u.k. power plant after invalidating a national referendum that backed the construction plan.
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throwing his own government's warnings to the wind a british prime minister david cameron has done in tripoli for a surprise visit he promised to stand by libya as it rebuilds even as his own foreign office one britain's of a growing threat to its embassies them all untrue pharma has more on what the pm hopes to achieve. did arrive initially made very tight security and then he stressed that he wanted britain to try and beef up security in libya and try and help it improve its own economy there's no doubting that things have deteriorated in this country since twenty eleven when mr cameron last made his visit here just after the overthrow of colonel gadhafi new libyan government is struggling with a lack of resources it's also struggling to its authority over militias and on top of this recently the british government admitted that there was a threat to its own embassy in tripoli and that it had advised british nationals to
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leave benghazi because of security concerns so mr cameron is well aware that there are problems and no doubt he will be talking about these when he meets with the libyan prime minister and the president during the rest of his visit but there was one telling moment today because apart from all this he did make a fifteen minute walk about around martyrs square which was the center of the revolution and he did come in from algeria today in his visit to our g. a similar purpose really he was trying to show that britain has support for this country and he also made reference to algeria today and also talked about the terrorist attack at the gas plant there which saw which saw thirty seven foreigners killed you mention that that was a reminder that what happens in other countries affects us at home too so i suppose putting it simply he's trying to show that britain still cares about these two countries mr cameron does have his critics though there are those that claim that really what he's trying to do is protect britain's own interests after all libya
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and syria are among the top five producing all countries in africa. well david cameron splash it out of broadway it's a different story at home british taxpayers quite well that made revelations of baghdad judy hikes further complicating what something is an already bloated texas to feed in the u.k. it's called that's coming up shortly. wealthy british scientists are. tireless let's go right out of. the market why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike stronger for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into kinds
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a report. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so for you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize that everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm sorry welcome to the big picture. thank. you watching r t it's good to have you with us. the u.s. senate passed out today confirmation hearing all of one of president obama's most controversial choices for kids up in his team chuck hagel nominated to be the new
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defense secretary has been under fire for his stance towards iran and is accused of being anti israel his gannett she can explain why certain political groups are so against his candidacy. chuck hagel has been under attack since his name was floated those 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 who are 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 cagle says military action is not
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a viable usable 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 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
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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 care 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
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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. the founder of the wide awake news dot com website charlie mcgrath things that the u.s. is far from done with its foreign military campaigns no matter who's in charge in the pentagon. president obama was elected in two thousand and a we you know the same kind of hope to ms and was there with shutting down gitmo and ending these wars and fighting the right kind of wars but then we find out when you know after the deal is done after the elections are over the nomination process is over we continue with our war footing around the world no matter what the politicians come before those cameras and tell you what they would be the key factors are that we need to take care of it be a social safety net or the economy or for jobs being created in this country the
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united states will always have money for two things you can be rest assured bakers and bullets we already see the headlines coming out of the mainstream media talking about the sequester and how this is going to get our military we will have nonstop propaganda being a bombarded out of the people the fear of reducing the budget of the military so i'm absolutely confident that whoever secretary of defense will have a very very loose pocket book to spend to keep spinning us into having. the u.n. human rights council has released a report saying israel must move all settlers out of palestinian territories the paper says a settlements a violation of human rights destroying palestinians property and crops and driving them off their land israel has refused to cooperate with the investigation on in the report by is that counterproductive human rights activists and blogger roy amal says that israel is damaging its own credibility. israel has been
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complaining for many years that it's being singled out by various un organs. the human rights council one of the things that it was formed to do was to have a more equitable process which has the same level of scrutiny for all you would members and although this report what did single out israel its boycott of big human rights council is comprehensive it refuse to participate in a review process which every other un member attends anybody israel attended four years ago and that undermines not only israel's international position but the whole human rights process in general four hundred million dollars in dead and ukraine have had to ask russia for more time to pay find out online how it managed to get so far into the raid and how it hopes to get out of it. and the
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craving for coal energy hungry china is burning as much of the black stuff as the rest of the world combined levels of ablution in the country skyrocketing that's online for you. which is government has raised taxes twice as fast as cutting them according to a new report putting a damper on david cameron's pledge great a lower tax country figures show almost three hundred u.g. heights from the ruling coalition for the complicating and already notorious system play boyko picks up the story. 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 news 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
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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 to be eighty four hairdressers renting a chair in a salon 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 britain has one of the most complex times. jobs increases prices and it lowers wages so the time when families are struggling with the rising cost of living. so many tax increases. 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
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trimming a little bit of tax here and adding more tax burden there 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. r.t. london now to some other international news in brief workers in athens have gone on a two day strike with hundreds on the streets protesting against surging measures that will make deep cuts to the. paid one hundred medical staff chanted slogans in front of the health ministry doctors port workers and public transport staff took part in a number of different demonstrations across the greek capital. it gives top politicians have reportedly signed a document renouncing widespread violence as protests across the country they remain came at
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a meeting attended by leaders of the muslim brotherhood and the heads of liberal and secular positions and movements it was called as president morsi cut short his trip to germany over the ongoing unrest at home without securing any backing from berlin. bulgaria's government does expected to block the russian and finance construction of a new nuclear power plant this comes after a national referendum voted in favor of the project vote however was invalidated due to a low turnout well here's their lies in europe where the us fear the project would mean energy dependence on russia and p. room men of char officers authorities a did their best to bring the vote down. the
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latest edition of the kinds are employed 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
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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 point 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 the somebody shoot me with
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