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starving to death or languishing in cages the choice for guantanamo inmates has the detainees detainees a lawyer exclusively tells our teeth weeks long the hunger strike is fueled by the fact prisoners have been robbed of any legal process and the right to defend themselves. the biggest ever cyber attack of its kind of strutting internet access globally after clashes between a spam filtering company and a hosting fern ripples across the web. banks open their doors in cyprus but little relief for citizens with them do you wallet with strict limits set to avoid a run for saving. the neighboring greece a crisis takes an extreme form with a bomb explosion near the country's main tourist hot spot.
eleven am in moscow i match reza good having you with us here on r t our top story the hunger strike in guantanamo detention center going from bad to worse detainees who've been refusing food over mistreatment for weeks now say their beings and i drinking water by guards this amid growing concerns a strike may turn deadly with several inmates already in the hospital spoke with u.s. air force lieutenant colonel barry ween guard a military attorney in guantanamo now who told us about his client's desperate condition. i've never seen anything in all my five years coming one kind of went on about fifteen more than fifty times and when you. talk about you know you forget whole. part of poker playing the games week he went from one forty seven down to one hundred seven i mean was only one third of body weight
and he continued. i can only find you on whether or not he's prepared to die but i can tell you that after eleven years of the region charging in an opportunity to defend himself it's a very low point here and one out of no. movement the way he performed think of one hundred sixty six individuals out here in the cleared individual. no way and in the process of getting released from here but i know that you know when you're on hundred. only cleared not cleared from one country we support. the radio. the people of all of that mean that if it turns out that people begin to die here then i think it will go into a different way but i can tell that it doesn't come to the people we need. more forward than we've been robbed of a problem that we were told if we get military commissions well you know we don't
even have let alone an opportunity to get him out represent him only because the former minister we're going to give him a. try but now he has no charges for me to defend i can totally try to keep hold of state department complete complete straight. concept and then will. for the rest of their lives without ever having an opportunity to defend him now when a leader of a country indefinite detention will be applied to guantanamo bay well that's when you die will happen. pretty. fears for the lives of the hunger strikers have been prompt have prompted the red cross to send a delegation to check conditions at the facility earlier than planned cappa fishel say more than thirty detainees are refusing food while lawyers and activists pick the number at more than one hundred thirty speaking with r.t. a spokesman for the international committee of the red cross in north america simon
shore no said poor legal regulation in guantanamo is to blame from our observations it would be those tensions and and this anguish that needs are experiencing ease clearly related to the lack of a clear legal framework in guantanamo and this is now a real impact and as an impact forty three days for some time on their mental health on their emotional for us would be the issue beyond just what you know we are seeing right now going on tunnel is this issues that lawyers are talking about the issue of the legal framework that regiments the detention at guantanamo and this is that you should the administration must address the white house's broken its silence commenting for the first time since the strike started almost seven weeks ago a spokesman says the obama administration is closely monitoring the situation remains committed to closing the facility the former u.s. assistant secretary of state for public affairs under the obama administration p.j. crowley tells r t the president's hands are tied. having worked for president obama
i thought that president obama had the right policy approach when he came into office in two thousand and nine to close guantanamo within one year the united states civilian justice system has for decades been able to handle terrorism cases we've had a number of them in recent months and years however as the president had signed an executive order pledging he had to close guantanamo congress has prevented him from doing that there was a secondary effort through the state department for those. detainees who were judged to belong to no longer pose a threat or had been mistakenly brought to judge quantum in the first place to transport those back to home countries third countries and that has simply had tried that over time made the challenge smaller unfortunately the state department has been forced because of funding. office down so it really is the u.s. is congress that has basically frozen you know the situation in place the president
is right now unable to move forward to reduce the population close to population and obviously that's having an effect. head over to our t. dot com for our timeline to get more of a response to the situation in guantanamo plus of course interested in your take on the issue in our online poll on what you think the result will be of the ongoing protests and see how the opinion stacking up so far more than half of those voting think that the deaths among hunger strikers are eminent and that only token policy changes will happen one fifth more optimistic though saying conditions for prisoners will improve as a result of the protests less think the u.s. will close guantanamo to save face but carry on with a policy of indefinite detention and only seven percent in the bad press generated by the story will put an end to the policy of indefinite detention click on r t dot com.
is. a cyber war raging across the internet millions around the world thought to be affected by disruption and loss of speed to popular web services and what security experts call the biggest denial of service attack in history interruptions come after a spat between a major euro base spam fighting group and a dutch web hosting company artie's web producer andrew blake explains how the battle became global. this is actually just a fight among two companies one guest geneva based spamhaus which is a nonprofit but has bases all over the world they actually provide security services to keep bad things from going through the internet than the other side we
have cyber bunker a company a dutch company who is very open about being able to do whatever they want on the internet they can host lots of material and they don't like being told what they can and can't do online and what has erupted is a battle on the web that has in some instances actually crippled internet traffic internationally we spoke to someone from from cyber bunker who you know defended it and said it was a stance that was existing. and to be. effect so they are the central we're going to say which were the job into position where they can just go to the website and it would show up and do it on a regular basis if people do not comply it could grow up to be a demand they just list young guy or internet provider if to which all the girls start to blend of that going towards an e-mail and i think we're seeing something that's a little childish it's between two groups who just don't don't quite get along what's happening as a result of this is the whole internet is slowing down and so it could have some
pretty dangerous repercussions it's a pattern for an entire week now and is you know under investigation and as we saw earlier when we were talking to cyber bunker it seems like that that group isn't exactly ready to just sit back and go ahead and throw in the towel here. well there's no better place than the internet for minimal damage to turn into an epic disaster given how much crucial data is stored on the web joining me now is our tease alexei to talk more about this so now alexei thanks for joining us here given the nature of cyber attacks tell tell us more about the potential the possibility for one person to do a whole lot of damage well keyboard warrior start there not to kill people well they do not kill people as effectively as cluster bombs do for instance but certainly in terms of the damage to the infrastructure cyberattacks are probably as effective as the weapons of mass destruction take for example the ongoing attack
from known islamist organization on u.s. banks which has been described by experts as the longest standing cyber attack on industrial sector it doesn't affect the lives directly doesn't kill people but definitely the fact that banks are stalling accounts are crashing and everything is going wrong for the u.s. banks is definitely affecting many many lives and now banks mostly private institutions what about if there is an attack like this on a government institution well this attack you were talking about earlier the biggest attack in history so far experts from the spamhaus organization said that if this attack was performed on the downing street in three ten service in the u.k. then there are websites would have been down in like a matter of seconds. cyber attacks have mostly been about online vandalism about spats between different groups take for instance the hacking of the cia web site by the anonymous hacker group it didn't kill people it didn't crash the organization
it put the website down certainly damaged the reputation of the cia but no big damage financial damage or human damage was made or for instance the intercepted conference call between the scotland yard scotland yard and the f.b.i. by the same group anonymous also a huge blow to the reputation of both both by. yes you especially the scotland yard . but there were cases of course when an intergovernmental hacker attacks took place for instance a very sensitive attack in twenty eleven by an unknown government as it was claimed by the pentagon on the us defense service and twenty four thousand very sensitive files were stolen god knows how many lives were affected by that and given the potential for this much chaos so to speak to come from all this what is the possibility that this could turn into a new kind of front battle front so to speak well as i've said the keyboards do not kill people but definitely if there is some global conflict emerging in the years
to come cyber warfare will certainly be another dimension especially that we're living in an era when. bombs are being controlled by computers when missiles are flown controlled by computers so god knows what could happen if somebody gets access to those navigation systems besides some ongoing conflicts already see cyber warfare penetrating into them like take for instance the north korean and south korean dispute south korean. military officials are claiming already that north korea bears certain military units prepared to fight in the cyber war space and they've already suffered thirty two thousand cyber attacks on t.v. stations and banking networks in south korea presumably from the north korean hacker groups so this is only just a matter of days in the matter of several years when cyber warfare becomes a key element of any global conflict as you know we heard recently that the u.s. defense officials have upgraded the threat from cyber attacks higher than terrorist attacks from al qaeda for the first time since nine eleven and this basically
speaks volumes on how crucial cyber warfare is at the moment. thanks very much for that update. well the cyber attacks prove once again about the perils of the internet but don't worry you can safely surf at r.t. dot com and we've lined up many more stories for you from across the world wide web including google successfully pushing swedish sweden's government to remove the term google bull from its official dictionary the phrase means something now that a user can't find using the giant search engine plus. striking liquid gold well almost a report on one russian man who spent three years baiting a tunnel to siphon crude oil from a pipeline and archie dot com learn why a life of riches for this guy remains just a pipe dream. the world's biggest emerging economies have agreed in principle to set up a new development bank that could rival established financial institutions brics
countries brazil russia india china south africa calling for reforms to the world bank and the i.m.f. saying they don't reflect the new balance of power in the world or to contribute or option or in time see things although the brics project is yet to be finalized and could pose a challenge to the global economy is government. the i.m.f. and world bank for decades have acted as bad to quote good call as it will we mustn't forget how historic day which is being said the potential for this is in fit for decades the world bank would offer money to developing nations and the i.m.f. would threaten those nations we just have to speak to a guatemalan or a teeny and or an african to know how the world bank and half of operate if the so many decades and killed so many millions tens of millions of people losing their policies in giving aid only dependent on their particular brand of washington consensus building to people like former i.m.f.
when they wrote i think the book is a win was an economic hit but the fact that right wing people like david frum in foreign policy can be so quick to deal brix the axis of asymmetry shows how behind the times people in washington really are. and still to come a bomb blast striking the center of the greek capital sparking fears more violence could come as the country dives deeper into recession the people desperate over the state's financial future. biological experiments weightlessness and maybe a sing along that and more still ahead for the crew of the soyuz rocket as they ready for their mission to be i assess a report on that and twenty more still to come stay with us.
time for europe with cyprus banks to to reopen after being paralyzed for most two weeks a little relief in sight though for cash strapped citizens with severe restrictions imposed on how much money they can withdraw limit set to prevent a run on the bank making cyprus the first euro zone nation to introduce capital controls are these debts are silly reports on the anger and despair on the ground as separates try to adapt to this new reality like many in cyprus. this is simply stunned at the speed and man who will finish the banking crisis in his country seems to be spiraling out of control he shows us his wallet cash a lean lot and we take it as a single parent unemployed and caring for a sick mother in raveling of cyprus's financial woes couldn't have come at a worse time and i feel that i live with
a pension of my mom all of your life is coming up side down. the people the young and the old this. so. you standing with an empty hands. a sentiment echoed throughout the tiny island nation. with scenes like these becoming a daily occurrence another day in nicosia cyprus another protest though this one in particular is a gathering of the police of the country's largest lender the bank of cyprus but they're worried that the company is headed for collapse and they may eventually lose their jobs though many cypriots told me that they are well aware that this is just the beginning of a long hard road i believe that. europe is germany's role
because we're a small economy they felt that the consequences would be minimal what they don't know is that the president has been said and what happened today in cyprus could easily happen tomorrow to italy two fronts soon to spain we just want to be left alone to pick up the pieces and get on with our lives supper's is part of your peer european union system files and for. paying the money to the european union to have. the other two contras you may embarrass. nobody is that cyprus have a problem or it's because you know economy or suffering as economic drama continues with politicians and bankers drawing a painful measures to execute the years old i.m.f. back to the bailout plan it's all too clear to ordinary cypriots who is going to be bearing the brunt need us as mother for example how to monthly pension cut from one
thousand one hundred eighty nine year olds to just over one thousand a month ago why they cut from people who have special needs they cut from the people for his part allies question all cypriots would like answered as well. yes or sylvia r.t. because c.s. cyprus. max keiser and stacy herbert turned their attention to the cyprus crisis which they described as nothing but an all out war. reason papa grail stole money from the greek people put his mom's account to suddenly showed up in switzerland how did that get there who now are saying it with the leadership in cyprus stealing money from people we've seen this story before there's a war going on there's two sides there's the corrupt banking bank stirs and then there's people who are trying to hold on to what they have and i think if i'm not mistaken a bomb went off a couple of days ago in cyprus look for more of those types of things happening
because this is a bloody war. well this latest gloomy prediction of max is seems to be becoming a reality in greece a bomb explosion in athens near the famous tourist hot spot the acropolis apparently targeting the home of a shipping magnate who also used to sit on the board of the bank of cyprus the latest in a series of bombings that have been plaguing the country since this economy sunk into recession reflecting people's growing outrage artie's tom barton reports. the bomb planted in a backpack exploded just hundreds of meters away from athens is i comic across two lists the police did manage to evacuate people from the area because of a tip off given to a greek newspaper just twenty minutes before a bomb was planted outside the house of little success source a rich figure owning a greek shipping company he is also the recently reportedly been on the board of
governors for the bank of cyprus greece has seen numerous small bomb attacks in previous years but there is a fear that there could be growing political violence linked to the effects of austerity and people's reaction against that a bomb was set off in cyprus on sunday there have also been bomb attacks in greece in january one of those a softening sent to another targeting the houses of five journalists and now this we've also seen violent protests over the past couple of years has greece's politicians have tried to struggle with their financial crisis and the ensuing need for austerity many people here are looking at the road ahead as a bleak one and it's feared that there may be people turning to more desperate means to express their frustration with the current situation. and looking at some
other international stories clashes broke out dresden germany where hundreds of national democratic party activists gathered calling for the deportation of foreigners who commit crimes in the country trouble started as an opposing left wing group reached the protesters police used tear gas to disperse the crowd the location of the rally being symbolic next to a spot where a german man was attacked by a foreigner last week. britain's home secretary has lost the latest bid to deport abu qatada the alleged al qaeda linked cleric wanted to jordan over territory the court of appeal reject. time to deport him citing human rights saying he wouldn't get a fair trial in jordan the u.k. has been trying to deport the radical preacher earlier described as osama bin laden's right hand man for five years he remains in the u.k. prison for an alleged breach of bell conditions but could soon walk free if no charges are filed. a little bit less than a day before the soyuz spacecraft embarks on a record breaking mission it'll be the first ever six hour flight taking the new
american russian team to the international space station our teams andrew farmer looks at the ups and downs of the latest developments and what it means for the crew rolling out for what will be an a story in the iconic sillies rocky will set another record from by can with this week's taking three crew to the international space station in the fastest time ever it was slashed the journey from two days to just six hours and we achieve it by. just four times instead of thirty the full docking that off the coast of lewis decided they needed less time to adjust to weightlessness. one of the bandages will be to reduce weightlessness you can operate quite normally if you're aware it was in the first few hours another advantage is that you can take biological experience for the station very quickly also it means we can bring ice cream to the space station before it melts the russian in good spirits as he spoke behind glass and in quarantine at the crew's
last press conference but they also admit the new express route will bring extra challenges less laps of the earth means less room for error the rocket must take off just as the space station passes overhead within ten minutes the soyuz will begin its first orbit and we're five boosters to catch up and dock with the i assess a few hours later this work course of a spacecraft is ready for yet another launch from the step of kazakstan and when it does dock with the space station each tree will begin one hundred sixty eight days in orbit now that is nothing particularly new for the experience part of in a get out of or chris cassidy they have been on previous missions and so know all about the hectic shadow of scientific experiments in space walks but it is new territory for alexander will be making his debut in space what can i expect of the most exciting journey not just in my life but the life of any individual it is difficult to put into words i hope the excitement will remain to route the six
months of the voyage and their hard work will not prevent me from feeling the thrill of such an epic adventure despite the thrill there are obvious dangers and the crew have compared to every venture ality simulating a crash landing in a forest for three days was part of their training but there's also a monday inside to being a spaceman on a six month mission they also have down time and need place to fill it current i assess commander chris hadfield took that to a new level by releasing a single in space last month or though that's not something this next mission is likely to repeat fortunately all the musical talent left earth. december i only sing in the shower and we don't have a shower it was very. good humor and a photo cool ending months of preparation for a mission that aims to beat a new fast track to this stuff and open up a new highway to the international space station andrey fama. kazakstan.
roxanna stacey coming up in a few minutes kaiser report next. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realized everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture. wealthy british style. sometimes the title of.
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you if you're negotiating a bailout for your national banking system and you look around the take or the troika in this case and you can't tell who the sucker is it's you if you've got your savings in a too big to fail bank and you look at their balance sheet and can't tell who's going to bail them out and you have an inevitability of a collapse and you're on the wrong end then you're the soccer yes the suckers you do you're not a banks or you're sucker not made man you're sucker not a treasury secretary your stock or not a debtor sucker just a working schmo soccer soccer soccer stacey hey max the plunder ball games are on it's plunder plunder plunder now of course the guys who run the system have the advantage of just being able to plunder our savings in the banking account but we do have behind us tower bridge and we're looking forward to the kaiser report having some morning news for you live breaking news we if we see any oh oh.