Skip to main content

tv   Headline News  RT  March 3, 2013 12:00pm-12:28pm EST

12:00 pm
chief diplomat is met with a wall of criticism from the opposition during his visit to egypt facing accusations that the u.s. is siding too much with islamist groups. 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 church mired in child abuse and corruption scandals. this is the weekly an r t a roundup of the big stories of the last seven days with me kevin knight and first 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 is a missive stifling democracy and sees the u.s.
12:01 pm
role as unwelcome interference in their country's affairs is artie's bell true. it was. from the people here in egypt we saw with protests outside the foreign ministry of 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 full political level opposition leaders including hamdeen sabbahi mohamed el baradei failed to attend the meeting on saturday yesterday six of the eleven opposition because he used to attend these tea party 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 see the interests here and to interfere in 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
12:02 pm
a feeling of anger towards the u.s. secretary of state who was calling for political consensus which many people interpret as a backing of muslim brotherhood policies here that has historically been a lot of anger towards the u.s. since the revolution people saw merica supporting him back to form an educator's switching their release to the muslim brotherhood and of course pushing forward this very unpopular four point eight billion dollars i.m.f. loan which will see subsidy cuts and tax hikes affecting the poorest of society. as a geo political analyst and author of myths lies no old wars he told r.t. the washington is starting to realize that maybe supporting the wrong side known egypt. i think there's a double face in washington back in the muslim brotherhood goes back to the cia's role in egypt back fifty's when he saw the muslim brotherhood as
12:03 pm
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 political islam or fascist movement so it's not really a movement for democracy and he's for much of the imagination at this point morsi is in a life and a struggle because the popular support was not there for this school 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 what kind of options there are in egypt support. coming up italy's paralyzed by a post vote stalemate just what it needs a reliable government more than ever. the dog should be to account be paid for all of the current economics of the italian system well we've got some projections on
12:04 pm
where the coalition tails could lead the already struggling euro zone's coming up shortly they said quest kicks in taking a chain saw to america's economy with eighty five billion dollars and potentially hundreds of thousands of jobs to be cut thanks to republican and democrat. and more the big news in the last seven days after more than a thousand days of waiting 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 still carry a twenty year jail sentence but prosecutors are playing on nonetheless to get a conviction of aiding the enemy were an important now on manning's reasons for risking everything to go 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.
12:05 pm
history private first class bradley manning has pleaded guilty to ten of the twenty two charges against him private bradley manning minutes 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 very sophisticated now a fifth of why he had to do it as a duty. to expose what their government was doing in the name which within the home and around the world so all credit to him he's. 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
12:06 pm
much graver and have already done much more serious damage to the united states and god knows other countries and 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
12:07 pm
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 whistleblowers 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 a 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
12:08 pm
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 bradley manning 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 results 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 the cost for young private they spend between twenty years and a lifetime behind bars or in a court in i.r.t. new york. italy's in limbo a week of the parliamentary elections failed to produce
12:09 pm
a clear winner their parties across the political spectrum are so far refusing any talk of coalition arguably holding the balance of power and these former comedian better pay grillo he's suggesting that italy may even leave the euro return to the mirror that's raised eyebrows of course across the eurozone which is cautiously watching how the deadlock will be rezoned placing a still vote be on the democrats and a coalition led by disgraced former prime minister silvio berlusconi investment advisor patrick young told us it leaves eurozone partners have good reason to worry to 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 here is offer we're looking at a new era of smaller government smaller debt and i actually agree more powerful is a role of the government activity it really is running into an incredible brick
12:10 pm
wall and the european union with it if the italians cannot keep stealing the debt they already have then they have fundamental problems and unfortunately it was a coalition that essentially coalition from hail looking at the negotiations that are not 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 all that reliable member of the euro zone then there probably is not going to be a euro zone the catholic church made history this past week is better than the sixteenth officially resigned something a pope hasn't done for six hundred years and there's the church remains leaderless internal divisions and damaged reputation means many are losing faith that is really good explains more. 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 it is a government crisis and it is
12:11 pm
a crisis of the believers there was a lack of leadership which culminated in the great scandals of about the leaks far from this funder 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 taught and was especially after all the scandals broke out in the catholic church and i realize that it doesn't represent my spirituality but indyk 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 the people the churches should be properly. they'd be. considered sacred. the great assets everybody now you see that they will be to be. the problem of the media they're really working on the system he went to change things about the
12:12 pm
church for people the 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 with 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 pedophilia. zation alleged large scale corruption and possible ties with the mafia while the media especially in italy has been having a healed 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
12:13 pm
at a first glance there is still a chance the catholic church can make a comeback. with the churchward. but there. could be strong. 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 two thousand year long history but there is opinion that perhaps taking on pleasant development sweeping it under the carpet and filling it with people going for secrecy is a tradition better left in the past in rome. ahead of the states for israel that could have deadly consequences america's.
12:14 pm
strike on iran surely the. country's leaders are staying away. the u.s. pledges more aid for the opposition fighting president. speak your language. program documentaries in arabic it's we'll hear. from the world talks about six of p.r.p. interviews intriguing story for you. arabic to find out more visit arabic.
12:15 pm
download the official publication. stream quality and enjoy your favorite. if you're away from your television just doesn't matter now with your mobile device you can watch on t.v. anytime anywhere. hello again this is r.t. a firefight between rival militias in northwestern libya is brought to a halt the country's natural gas supplies to italy now the unrest is the latest of ongoing tribal clashes that some pretty efforts to try to bring libya under government control let's talk about this now on the economic effects maybe with as
12:16 pm
a kiwi's from africa news wire hi there. i know in italy itself i think he's pretty expensive as it goes now though that's going to do to the price but the rebellion it's off to have disrupted all in gasworks since two thousand and eleven really in libya how significant is control of the fuel supplies from the especially when it comes to those european customers. it is very significant some nine billion cubic meters of natural gas from libya is export it to italy constitutes eleven percent of the national supply. natural gas to that country and now western europe and i think this is. a reflection of the fact that there's this codependency between the former colonial power of italy and libya which ostensibly gained its independence in one nine hundred fifty one the natural gas industry was
12:17 pm
nationalized under the german hadia government obama market duffy and larger shares of natural gas our resources and profits were taken as a result of this process that had taken place between nine hundred sixty nine in two thousand and eleven of course since the us nato bombing and the support for the rebel insurgents they are attempting in many ways to productize the natural gas as well as the oil industry inside of libya of course the majority of libyans are suffering immensely as a result of this post gadhafi political configuration and as we've seen the clashes between the various militia groups as well as the so-called army that is still simply out of the control of the general national congress is still not going to situation where it could actually bring about stability and therefore that more than a year on since the previous regime was toppled why is it still did militia rule
12:18 pm
where there is no law cohesive national ideology or outlook on the part of the people who were installed in power by the u.s. and nato and if you don't have a cohesive ideology if you don't have a general framework for building a national political system are you going to have these problems over the last several decades of what you have so you should now be doing more they cut that make they cut short they cut and ran yeah no they're still there are they are very much involved in the national security apparatus of the state in libya but the transnational corporations are only concerned about the extra. actions of oil as well as natural gas from the country they're doing very little to stabilize the situation politically and because of the lack of a cohesive political framework the government has been incapable of actually way
12:19 pm
about any type of stability now other gnc is requesting that the u.s. and other nato countries come in and help them secure the borders help them train their military forces but this in another itself cannot serve as a substitute for a lack of political cohesiveness yet who do you think should be making amends here who should be in charge he should be trying to ten libya and make it to become a place where they have to normalize political relations inside the country since the overthrow of the gadhafi government they have essentially outlawed anyone who supported the gadhafi government or even has been suspected of having sympathies to the form of government of course this is created a tremendous amount of political uncertainty at the same time the militia groups themselves are not unified you have people divided on a regional on a regional basis or not ethnic basis and when this goes on it is almost impossible
12:20 pm
for there to be any type of will economic development inside the country so the people are suffering at a high level and this is going to continue to take place unless the political leaders inside libya move towards some type of the national reconciliation it's a sorry pick ship writing out the army as a killing for african use what i think few thoughts in the program thank you again . israel could become the first of a country to be formally designated as the united states major's strategic ally is not bush's goal apparently on the agenda at the annual american israeli public affairs committee gathering that's kicked off in washington known as a pac now if the plan becomes that it could have large the u.s. to support israel diplomatically militarily if it strikes iran it could also exempt israel from any reduction in foreign aid that might result from budget cuts to yet surprisingly the conflict with the palestinians is not among the topics which
12:21 pm
america's most powerful pros really lobby is going to be tackling what's more neither of the country's leaders will be attending and that's prompting speculation that maybe the group is no longer as powerful as it used to be. there is a lot of believe the. israel lobby is losing the clout. they have had a series of reversals bush about the election the reelection of obama was a reversal the israeli go clearly need clear they didn't want to be reelected they were back then their candidate for secretary of state with susan rice she was our john kerry came in. here so that was their second defeat and then we just had spectacular defeat and the nomination confirmation of john. kerry said today is just. so for a number of personal and when he would be losing. their agenda is getting more
12:22 pm
stream of more radical used to danger it used to be used to be very careful to try and project a bipartisan image of the democrats but increasingly. advocating breaking bad a lot of democrats don't want to be so for example they are. pushing legislation to have the congress explicitly endorse in this really attack well many democrats don't want to have anything to do with that that's a contradiction to the obama administration's policy. where can this friendship leave the apac congress this sunday on the. next multibillion dollar cuts have kicked in in the united states the white house failed to find common ground of the republicans about how to cut america's massive debt the measures of lying to the cost hundreds of thousands of jobs now but even as the first snips are made the blame game grows with both camps desperate to
12:23 pm
offload responsibility he cannot economist richard wolfe spoke to me in the week he 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 axis 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 major press the a comment they lose people jobs they make people cut back in their spending with less jobs and less bending government tax revenues go down and that you races
12:24 pm
whatever benefit you might have imagined would comment on the government's budget the irony is the economy gets worse and the government budget gets worse until they wake up and realize that this is an inappropriate way to go at a time of economic crisis. if you heart is rebels have reportedly seize control of a prison in northern syria and freed hundreds of detainees fighters from the so-called al nusra front with links to al qaeda believe the among the rebels there meanwhile the u.k. says it doesn't rule out supplying weapons to the syrian opposition earlier this week the u.s. for the first time publicly committed itself to sending non-lethal aid to armed factions battling the syrian government john laughlin from the institute of democracy and cooperation in paris told us these efforts won't bring syria closer the peace though. sixty million dollars should not be sneezed at and what the americans are trying to do is basically to prop up a project that so far has failed if we look back to two thousand and eleven when it
12:25 pm
or extension was calling for the overthrow of a stance they expected at the regime in syria to fall very quickly and that hasn't happened however great the rebels' gains may have been the regime is still fighting back and still shows no signs of collapsing instead is the opposition which is fractured famously the syrian national council is a rag bag of different interests the opposition is breaking up and there are plenty of people within the opposition at least according to my sources in the region who are bitterly disappointed with the west who expected a lot more money they probably wanted to steal a lot of it but certainly they have not received all that they have been promised it'll be interesting to see how much of this sixty billion dollars gets through that the already syrian population is suffering very greatly from this opposition from this so-called liberation because this these paramilitary groups clearly cannot provide any basic services they are not the state headlines making news right now this hour in pakistan a bomb going off near a mosque in karachi it's killing at least twenty five people there and injured
12:26 pm
around fifty more it happened in a shiite area of the city as worshippers left the evening prayers no one's yet admitted being behind the attack. britain's queen elizabeth for the british to hospital in central london after developing customs reuters says it's the first time in ten years the monitors had to be hospitalized buckingham palace has all official engagements including the planned two day visit to rome next week the people spoke of the cancelled the queen who's eighty six last had to pull out of an official sort of in a toga because of a back. for the deadly clashes in bangladesh there are at least twenty people have been killed in violence resulting from the death sentence hundreds of the country's opposition islamic party leader troops have been deployed to quell the violence which has been ongoing for the past few days the party leader and other members have been convicted of mass murder rape and other crimes through the one nine hundred seventy one war of independence with pakistan. coming up in just a minute out he travels to russia's freezing cold city of motorman score of the
12:27 pm
best places there in the world to witness as a storage ignore the lights program coming up. i've got a lot of messages from our t.v. viewers who are very concerned about trolls living under skynet is not the american way and many are concerned about their safety and privacy congressman ted poe has introduced a bill that may address some people's concerns about drones this bill is the preserving american privacy act which clear fires how the government can use these drugs so basically the act adds bureaucracy to drone usage in order to restrict it in theory protecting people's privacy the thing is that one side is arguing for drone usage and the other side for bureaucratic restricted drone.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on