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america's diplomats are in cairo but it's met with a wall of criticism from the opposition which accuses the u.s. of siding too much with islamist rulers. u.s. soldier bradley manning pleads guilty to leaking secret data to wiki leaks but the prosecution's ready to jail him for life for what they say was aiding the enemy. and it's bye bye benedict the pope becomes the first catholic leader to quit in six hundred years leaving behind a turd mired in child abuse and corruption scandals. live from our studios in moscow you're watching r t how many of them now way with the weekly this sunday we start with egypt has given the visiting u.s.
secretary of state a fiery reception with a show of public anger against american support for the muslim brotherhood the opposition accuses the ruling islamists of stifling to mock recy and seize the u.s. role as unwelcome interference in their country's affairs as artie's bell true reports. there was a lot of anger from the people here in egypt we saw with protests outside the foreign ministry and people actually burning pictures of john kerry saying that he was supporting the muslim brotherhood and u.s. interests here in the egypt on a friend on a formal political level opposition leaders including hamdeen sabbahi i'm removed and mohamed el baradei failed to attend the meeting on saturday yesterday six of the level opposition figures refused to attend the sit by himself who of course is part of the national salvation front the leading opposition coalition here he said that he wouldn't open dialogue with john kerry the u.s. continue to pursue their interests here and to interfere at
a domestic level. for his part apparently did to meet with john kerry we're not sure what was actually discussed. they talked to him on the phone clearly a feeling of anger towards the u.s. secretary of state who was calling for political consensus which many people interpret as a backing the muslim brotherhood policies here has historically been a lot of anger towards the u.s. since the revolution people saw america as supporting hosting back the foreman to educators switching their release and agents to the muslim brotherhood and of course pushing forward this very unpopular four point eight billion dollar i.m.f. loan which will see subsidy cuts and tax hikes affecting the poorest of society. as william and old geo political analyst and author of myths lies in oil wars told r.t. that washington is starting to realize that maybe supporting the wrong sign needs. i think there's
a double faced policy in washington the backing of the muslim brotherhood goes back to the cia's role in egypt back. when i. saw the muslim brotherhood as a potentially useful tool to put in their bag of organizations that they manipulate around the world i think some people around president obama have the delusion that they could control what's basically of political islam a fascist movement actually it's not a movement for democracy and indeed for much of the imagination at this point morsi is you know a life and death struggle because the popular support was not there for this this coup and washington is beginning to get a little bit wobbly on its support for washy for that reason they're beginning to rethink i think that's one of the reasons for the change between hillary clinton and john kerry to bring in a new cast of people and see. what kind of options there are in egypt just for italy is paralyzed by a postcode stalemate just when it needs
a reliable government more than ever. the don't you think can't be paid for out of the current economics of the italian system we've got some projections on where the coalition chaos could leave the already struggling euro's out that's coming up shortly. also the sequester kicks in taking a chainsaw to america's economy with eighty pounds billion dollars and potentially hundreds of thousands of jobs jobs to be cut thanks to republican and democratic. after more than a thousand days of way the u.s. soldier bradley manning got to tell the world why he exposed classified military data to wiki leaks on thursday he confessed to some of the lesser charges against him which carry a twenty year jail sentence but prosecutors are piling on to get a conviction of aiding the enemy were important i am now on manning's reasons for
risking everything by going public. guilty but not sorry more than one thousand days after his arrest u.s. army private bradley manning admitted to being the source behind the largest leak of classified information in u.s. history private first class bradley manning has pleaded guilty to ten of the twenty charges against him private bradley manning now admits he gave thousands of secret document to the wiki leaks website manning gave his first detailed explanation of why he did it manning said he uploaded troves of u.s. secrets to the wiki leaks website because quote americans have a right to know the true cost of war he is the purest form with he had the a very sophisticated knowledge fifth of why he had to do it as a duty to spread americans to expose what their government was doing in their name which with illegal uncouth in homes around the world so all credit to him he's a modern hero. the former intelligence analyst said he attempted to contact traditional media outlets like the washington post the new york times and politico
but failed to get through to them later deciding to pass the documents on to wiki leaks manning said he engaged in a prolonged internet conversation with the wiki leaks member called cox who he assumes was julian a songe i think it's very clear that the risks of street government secrecy are much graver and have already done much more serious damage to the united states and god knows other countries then the risks wrought by whistleblowers and leaks like this one manning pleaded not guilty to aiding the enemy the most serious charge which washington is determined to proof the u.s. government is reportedly planning to call a key witness to testify that osama bin laden actively sought to access material manning passed along to wiki leaks some reports suggest the unknown individual could reportedly be one of the navy seals involved in the about about raid that killed bin laden the fear here i think is that you would be sensationalizing the proceedings and it would it would make it nearly impossible for manning to have. a
fair trial in a just because we now be talking about terrorism terrorism and terrorism will get away from the fact that he is charged with the offense of releasing the information and they don't have to show that terrorists received it this will continue the obama administration has ushered in this era of pursuing whistleblowers and making certain that they are prosecuted and they go after them zealously in a manner that they do not go after other individuals that's been the thing i think is the most particularly striking is you can have private contractors who engage in weapons smuggling like like the blackwater executives or you can have bankers that engage in financial fraud and they are pursued as jealously as whistle blowers following his arrest in may two thousand and ten manning was kept in solitary confinement at a military jail in kuwait then at a marine prison in quantico virginia for the first ten months of his detention the
former army analyst spent twenty three hours a day in a six by eight foot windowless cell and was forced to sleep naked without bed sheets treatment that hundreds of legal scholars including president barack obama's former harvard professor claims was cruel and inhumane punishment that may have undermined manning's psychological stability i think he was treated very horrendously and they would be they were very much trying to break him and subject him to horrors and to make it clear to intimidate people around the world who would do the kind of heroic things that granny meeting did to try and it's very them from doing that manning himself said he believed the move would only embarrass but not damage to the u.s. and eventually kick start a public debate the result the u.s. was shamed in front page headlines around the world a nervous superpower launched a witch hunt against whistleblowers and wiki leaks became a household name
a cost i own private may spend between twenty years and a lifetime behind bars for an important i.r.t. new york. italy is locked in limbo a week after parliamentary elections failed to produce a clear winner parties across the political spectrum are so far refusing any talk of coalitions arguably holding the balance of power is former comedian beppe a greeley oh and he's suggesting that italy may leave the euro and return to a lira that raised eyebrows across the eurozone which is cautiously watching how the deadlock will be resolved placing is still behind the democrats and a coalition led by to scrapes former prime minister silvio berlusconi investment advisor patrick young says italy's euro zone partners have good reason to worry the dots a veto can't be paid for under the current economics of the italian system of course we've heard
a number of politicians who've spent the whole of the last fifty or sixty years in frankly all of western europe telling people the government would ultimately be the answer to all of their problems that era is over we're looking at a new era of smaller government smaller debt and actually a great deal more power to listen rather than the government activity it really is rolling into an incredible brick wall of the european union with that if the italians cannot keep standing the debt they already have then they have fundamental problems unfortunately with the coalition that's essentially a coalition from hayle looking at the negotiations that are noise being put together by the president it's going to be very difficult for italy to sustain itself in the euro zone and if it really is not going to be able to reliable member of your resume then there probably is not going to be a euro zone the catholic church made history this week as benedict the sixteenth officially resigned to something a pope hasn't done for six hundred years and as the church remains the leader of this internal divisions and
a dam its reputation mean that many are losing faith parties are integral to scott explains. it's not just about selecting a new bishop of rome some say but the very future of the catholic church the catholic church is undergoing a very important crisis it is a crisis at two levels there's a government crisis and it is a crisis of the believers there was a lack of leadership which culminated in the great scandals of the but the leeks far from the splendor of the sistine chapel a closer look at the recent events in the vatican to highlight disillusionment and frustration with the church once all about the i distanced myself from the church when i became an adult when i started talking about what had been talking with specially after all the scandals broke out in the catholic church i realize that it doesn't represent my spirituality benedict the sixteenth may have been the first pope with a twitter account but many argue this measure alone was not strong enough in
appealing to the masses now this is the age of transparency the age of before the churches should be properly. they'd be. considered sacred. the great assets and everybody now you see that it would be to be. the problem of the media they're really working on this is his word he went to change things about the church for people of gabrielli of this inability to face up to and much less to punish those who may be responsible for tainting the image of the church is the deciding factor in abandoning catholicism. there's another scandal with a girl who disappeared in the vatican twenty years ago and they say the man found her remains the italian police are leading the investigation here but instead of helping them the vatican is obstructing the investigation that's likely they knew about this and stayed silent and on top of all those cases of pedophilia was that this is just disgusting the list of controversial events involving catholic priests
or vatican officials reads like a tabloid reports of sex abuse put a few. zation allegedly corruption and possible ties with the mafia while the media especially in italy has been having a field day with the scandals the vatican either stayed silent or rebuffed all accusations but those things may be looking rather grim for the seat of st peter's at a first glance there's still a chance the catholic church can make a comeback. with the church where. we become twenty four but in spite of that. relations have left me wondering if. the world is rapidly changing and that the catholic church has failed to keep pace sure it has seen a fair number of ups and downs. in its two thousand year long history but there is
opinion that perhaps taking on pleasant development sweeping it under the carpet and sealing it with the people ring. is a tradition better left in the past in rome. are. a bad balance for israel but could have deadly consequences america is pro israel and watching the men think they could see the. wrong. way. the u.s. looks to tighten the screws on iran with more sanctions we look at what's really behind pressure coming from capitol hill. there are twelve cities in the united states in which half of the people live with . this is
you're watching the weekly here on our israel could become the first ever country to be formally designated as the united states major strategic ally the ambitious goal is apparent they are on the agenda at the annual american israeli public affairs committee gathering that's kicking off in washington known as a pac if the plan becomes legislation it could oblige the u.s. to support israel diplomatically and militarily if it strikes the wrong it could also exempt israel from any reduction in foreign aid that might result from budget cuts yet surprisingly the conflict with the palestinians is not among the topics which america's most powerful pro israeli lobby group will be tackling what's more neither of the country's leaders will be a ten day and that's prompting speculation that the group is no longer as powerful as it used to be. there is a lot of belief that the. israel lobby is losing the club. but they have
had a series of reversals which about the election the reelection of obama was a reversal and this really got me thinking clearly need clear they didn't want to be reelected you know back. then their candidate for secretary of state was susan rice she was john kerry came in they didn't want john kerry so that was your second defeat and then you just had the spectacular defeat and the nomination confirmation of chuck. terry said to be is just. suffered a number of the worst and when they have they're losing plopping really in their agenda it's getting more stream and more radical he's. things are a little they used to be used to be very careful to try and project a bipartisan image for public democrats but increasingly they are openly advocating a great weekend dad a lot of democrats don't want to be a citizen so for example they are pushing legislation that would have the
congress explicitly endorse in this really attack on iran well many democrats don't want to have anything to do with that that's a contradiction to the obama administration's policy. this friendship to leave. the apec congress this sunday. multi billion dollar cuts have kicked off in the united states after the white house failed to find common ground with republicans on how to cut america's massive debt the measures are likely to cost hundreds of thousands of jobs but even as the first steps are made the blame game grows with both camps desperate to offload responsibility economist richard walsh says the american people should prepare for the worst. republicans and democrats alike are committed to an austerity policy as we do in see it in europe their only disagreement is exactly who gets cut
whose axes get raised and i'm very pessimistic as are most observers in washington that we are about to do what britain italy greece have done with the same dire consequences looming in our future if you cut government spending as we're about to do if you raise taxes on average people which we did on january first with the rise in the payroll tax those are a double whammy two hits on our economy they depress the a common they lose people jobs they make people cut back in their spending with less jobs and less spending government tax revenues go down and that you races whatever benefit you might have imagined would come to the government's budget the irony is the economy gets worse and the government budgets get worse until they wake up and realize that this is an inappropriate way to go at a time of economic crisis a fresh attempt to solve the impasse over iran's nuclear program earlier this week
failed to produce any breakthroughs six world powers offered to relax some sanctions if tehran scaled back its uranium enrichment but he ran which insistence atomic ambitions are purely peaceful refused to deal with the blower and former u.s. political adviser gwen is tom thinks the risk of a nuclear iran is being blown out of proportion the iranian civilization has been around and for five thousand years certainly longer than most question civilizations or any western civilizations and they're not suicidal and they know that were they to nuclear weapons they would be obliterated washington has things pushed in being pushed by israel for a long time to effect regime change in iran. and the nuclear program as an excuse to put pressure on iran to try to cause regime change but i'm not saying that a nuclear armed iran would be a good thing but there aren't any countries on
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make or else like us raise presidency in georgia ends in october and as the clock ticks to his departure thoughts are turning to his legacy on the plus side he's being held by some for revitalizing the look of the capitol but as alexie are reports not everyone sold on cycles through these big money building spree. over the past five years georgia has changed dramatically. of president mikheil saakashvili is architectural programs but not everyone is in the mood to admire these architectural novelties and his family lost their home to several years ago after falling on hard times they had been promised a new flat by the city's authorities but the promise hasn't been kept and now there are a moment group of several others who are homeless forced to find shelter in an abandoned
school. this city is building and being painted but we have nothing it is supposed to be built for the people we are the people and we have nothing if there is no us then there's no need for all this beauty we have small children here and we live in a house with this building is no heating or electricity improving george's outlook was made a priority by saakashvili his old town has seen more than building spring up including this huge government justice department said to be the world's biggest and this gloss and steel bridge and while the public's response to the modernization has generally been positive they've been some notable criticism as well this peculiar building is probably the biggest example of saakashvili is architectural failings millions will port it was meant to become a major entertainment center now the speculation is rife that the new government is planning to scrap its construction and even dismantle the unfinished building. finding the regional advantages and that could be the fate awaiting another high
profile project which saakashvili has government described as the city of dream structure a brand new port was to be built on georgia's black sea coast with its overall cost estimated at nine billion dollars now saakashvili wanted to turn into a major regional center but a call just say the whole idea was doomed to fail from the start. that area wasn't suitable for constructing buildings they come here to area is basically a swamp this region is protected by an international convention and has always been protected we said all along this would be an enormously expensive project because it's difficult to build a skyscraper on unstable soil the first hotel spilled there immediately had problems they basements were flooded. the logical plan was eventually scrapped by the new government and the same goes for many other investment plans which economists say have seen huge sums simply squandered. it is not.
so. is a quality of the new or development project. the great. huge mistakes people right through. their methods. to. power changed hands in georgia after party lost the parliamentary election it then became clear some fundamental issues like daunting poverty with almost a third of the country's three million population living below the poverty line have largely been left unaddressed the new government hasn't yet made its economic policy clear but the gorge and his family say they could be forced to leave the temporary home at any minute and they're only left to hope that the new political elite takes notice and action of their plight. ski r.t.
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