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eleven children and a woman a killed by a nato air strike in afghanistan that was supposed to target taliban militants but military officials are yet to admit the civilian deaths. web weaponry is thought israel and jordan have arrested suspects over the massive cyber attack which took down israeli government websites r.t. hayes from a middle east who was allegedly involved. and atomic theory is north korea is expected to carry out a full nuclear test this week after this side supported increased activity at its neighbors nuclear site. and i welcome you watching r.t.
with me andrew far. eleven children and a woman are now added to the list of civilian deaths at the hands of nato forces in afghanistan coalition officials admitted carrying out an airstrike in the province on the border with pakistan but hasn't confirmed the deaths the major u.s. and afghan operation was supposed to target senior taliban commanders but the civilian deaths are likely to the main source of tension between afghan leaders and foreign forces in february president karzai told his troops not to call for air strikes and demanded that nato avoid hitting populated areas the attacks are also deeply resented by the afghan public and have even seen taliban support grow and now looks at how relations have soured between the u.s. and afghanistan. these airstrikes come amid repeated pleas from the afghan government of president karzai to stop killing civilians because in course those words they fuel insecurity and instability they further alienate afghans from their
government which many afghans see as a puppet government so president karzai although he does all his power to allied forces to washington specifically but he clearly understands that those civilian casualties more violence in afghanistan and undermine his government even further these are the types of attacks that infuriate the local population like the one in september last year nato killed eight women or in may a nato airstrike killed an afghan family including six children and two women earlier this year president karzai banned afghan forces from calling in air strikes although his order appears to have been ignored by international forces now these attacks also undermines u.s. efforts to negotiate an agreement to stay in afghanistan past twenty four thirteen although president karzai is appears to be prepared to strike a deal he knows what kind of a backlash it may having again is that in order for u.s. troops to stay they need immunity from prosecution under the afghan law and that's
what they are good negotiating now the deadly strikes killing civilians certainly make it hard for the afghans to accept such a deal and allow foreign forces to further operate there with impunity. the civilian deaths came on the same day that a car bomb killed five americans including three soldiers a diplomat and a defense department contractor in the southern province of the bull david swanson pace activist and the author of war is a lie says the u.s. media unfortunately doesn't draw enough attention to attacks where innocent afghans die or even the news articles about this strike which killed a greater number of people are dominated by paragraphs talking about another strike that killed americans and in particular one woman who was a state department employee who had met john kerry and the u.s. deaths of course are always smaller numbers but they dominate the coverage of americans are not aware of the extent to which this war is essentially
a one sided slaughter of helpless people who meant us no ill and has been for over a decade the debate going on is how many u.s. troops will stay beyond two thousand and fourteen that but the idea that they should be staying until the end of two thousand and fourteen and that we should just accept that is sort of built into all the news coverage in the united states and it's actually rather outrageous because there's been no evidence put forward that there is any sort of progress or any sort of good being done it and they predictably kill far more innocent people than those alleged to be to be guilty of resistance to an illegal occupation. and if r.t. dot com you can tell us what you think the consequences will be of this latest deadly strike in afghanistan almost half of you so far think it will spark attacks from groups looking to hit back at coalition forces close behind forty two percent believe the afghan president will make forceful statements but little else seven
percent think hamad karzai is hand will be forced and he will have to band nato airstrikes while the remaining few believe the date for nato troops to leave will be brought forward so i had to r.t. dot com and have your say. another nato led campaign with thousands of civilians were killed was of course iraq later this hour cross talk asks if it's time for those who sanction that invasion to face trial. the way the world is set up is we prosecute developing leaders or rebels for war crimes but we don't we can't do it for major powers because they have too much power in the system and i guess that's what people think they're just simply too powerful the prosecute here is what happened know that britain and the us invaded iraq and even killing rebels what we would call some terrorists. that was unnecessary so anyone who died in that war.
necessarily because it was aggression right so bush and blair killed probably hundreds of thousands of people the problem that we have in international affairs is that sometimes autocracies are not aggressive and sometimes democracies are very aggressive. israeli and jordanian authorities have reportedly arrested several activists suspected of taking part in a large scale cyber attack on israel government sites were disrupted in the attack with the knesset website still down disputing government claims that there were no lasting effect so let's talk to you in the wondering developments in tel aviv it enough thanks for joining us not over a hundred thousand websites we believe thirty thousand israeli bank accounts have been hacked according to anonymous does it really feel like that three billion dollars worth of damage has actually taken place. well where is still waiting for
the. of course for the financial data to start in in israel so we'll see whether or not there has been any significant financial damage done as of right now on the streets you really cannot see or hear or feel the pressure of the alleged thousands of billions of dollars of damage being done to the country as well as most of the websites who have been claimed to be down or is he actually were down last night have actually been put up and running again including that that the israeli parliament however of course there is still and there is still information that tens of thousands of facebook as well as twitter as well as various other private accounts of ordinary israelis have been hacked and that indeed has been true because for example my personal twitter has been flooded with messages from the israelis obviously which were obviously so there was there was clear evidence of that actually happening. the same time of course that the we know that the actors
have said that they have instigated an incredible amount of damage to israel and the most interesting part about it is of course the fact that israel did know about the attack coming and they did say that they have prepared. they have prepared for this attack in fact according to official figures there were at least five thousand i t specialists working on preventing the deal as attacks from actually having any effect whatsoever and yet it seems like all the preparation and all those specialists actually did not quite live up to the hype and do you think we've seen the last of it as far as attacks on israel are concerned absolutely not in fact we have spoken to one palestinian have to school indicated that this was actually just the beginning of their activity. ok thank you that's life from television.
we are the sons of palestinian people and we feel the pressure of the israeli occupation not only in gaza but also in all the arab and muslim world and as the first retaliation we committed a fast and full scale attack on israeli web sites to warn israel and all its supporters about the threat that hangs over them they have weapons and we have our own means as a result of this attack we receive the names of those who cooperate with israel the aim of the attack was to show the world the true face of israel and its armed forces and we coped with our task we failed to fulfill or by using force to resist but we succeeded through the cooperation of palestinians in the whole arab and muslim world so now we make a clear warning to israel in the future be ready for a new larger surprise this. now what's interesting about this is that the israeli out israeli hawkers have also been quite active and perhaps they were
even more effective than the official i.d.f. specialists because they did manage to house on the palestinian websites although the palestinian authority officials said that none of them were vitally important and they have actually have to deliver the message saying that for every one hogger hacking attack from palestine or elsewhere against israel there will be a dozen of similar attacks on the appropriate size coming from the israeli hackers so this seems to be more of a virtual standoff between israel and palestine and palestinian supporters of course ok arena thanks we will have to leave it there apologies for cutting you off a bit before that. live from tel aviv. well setting russia as a good investment president putin highlights the country's economic growth at the opening of a trade fair in hanover a few minutes we'll report on how russia and germany are looking to boost business and talk about europe's financial troubles also ahead deadly sectarian violence in
egypt as religious groups turn qarase main christian coptic they drill into the latest battleground. well. it's technology innovation all the developments from around russia we've got the future covered. wealthy british. markets why not scandals. find out what's really happening to the global economy.
international airport in the very heart of moscow. welcome back north korea may be preparing a fourth nuclear test which could happen later this week the allegation comes from inside korean government officials who say they have spotted activity at the north's test site it comes after washington delayed its long planned missile test amid tensions piling up at the korean peninsula pyongyang has been toughening its rhetoric recently threatening a preemptive nuclear strike on the west and declaring a state of war with so u.s. and south korea responded by sending warships and the aircraft to the area expert jim vale says the north's harsh words are the only response you can give to america's threatening actions. these particular war exercises
in the largest ever we see the americans rolling out one frightening weapon system after another b. fifty two to be to the f. twenty two exactly tetra so there's a real fear now that one of these days when americans will actually actually do it i mean these are exercises goes for the purpose of recognizing attacking north korea attacking in dating or korea landing on the coast commando raids eccentrics actions that there is stuff what north korea blunt's is peace for the united states peace treaty not sneaking a chance since the lifting the military threat and all these other thing we're talking about a threat of retaliation not a not or a threat as such but if you look at any of the north korean straightens there they are conditional they say if we are attacked we will counterattack this preemptive
nuclear strike story came about because the north koreans said if you attack us you know the conventional weapons then since we are we the only thing we can do is to attack with nuclear weapons which is conditional just a response to american american actions. that knowledge is power but in france it can lead you in hot water volunteer for wikipedia is threatened with arrest unless delete an article on the online encyclopedia the details or naughty don't call. double trouble go easy you is this too heavy to be nice nate gives visits is the shivers i get closer to the slithering sensation on artie's cheap chat no. more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world
has been seeing from the streets of canada. giant corporations rule the day. for me putin has joined german chancellor angela merkel in hanover to kick off the world's biggest industrial fair germany is moscow's biggest european trade partner and part of the president's task is to promote russia as a solid opportunity at a time of prolonged global economic turbulence artie's peter all of these following his visit. of lot of me of putin used the opening ceremony here at the hanover messy trade fair to really highlight why people should be doing business in russia one of the main point i see he made was well rush's three point four percent growth rate in the g.d.p. in twenty twelve also the low levels of unemployment the secure amounts of currency
and gold reserves that they have he did however point out some of the problems he was aware that russia had particularly when it comes to inflation inflation at six percent last year and russia worth pointing out that is the lowest it's been in twenty years and saying that the u.s. committed to getting inflation down as that was key in order to get businesses to invest in russia now. angela merkel the german chancellor also taking to the stage here she praised the cooperation that had gone on in the past between germany and russia or in terms of not just trade but also political cooperation on monday what we're going to see is putin in angola merkel visits a memorial here in hanover to those who lost their lives in the fight against naziism during world war two they'll be laying a wreath there and then the two will be taking to the floor of the trade show and
the message from putin was from mr putin was very clear he said russia is open for business and open for investment. while the e.u. has few friends right now among its citizens as it imposes tougher stereotypes on them to dig struggling countries out of their financial hole the latest to pick up the protests baton the spanish younger generations on sunday youth without a future rallies were held in all of spain's major cities as well as thirty others abroad including berlin the capital of the e.u. susteren push fifty five percent of spain junge people active work forcing them to seek jobs abroad across europe. unemployment hit an unprecedented twelve percent last week later today on r.t. french right wing politician ring a pen explains why more and more people considered they would be better off going it without brussels. i think that first and foremost there is a rejection of the european union and its policies you have been people are realizing that the european union is an empire
a surrogate union that is in fact destroying their freedom and it doesn't protect them from economic social or migratory difficulties and i think that the increase in patrick has me to managing a country's own affairs to control of the border is whether it's human capital of products is irreversible i think what we're seeing is the brussels real falling down it's crumbling that is to say that the european union and its model has reached an end it's a destruction that is slow right now but will probably accelerate to see what's happening at the european parliament is supposed to be democratic but it's not at all representative of what the people of the european union think there is a very strong proportion of people who reject this model and these people are not represented by the european parliament so i think that electing the success of them on a wild are although it is not a screen it's to make people believe that there will be an increase in democracy but in fact the mortal the economic model the truth is killing democracy that's
with the palace. of a nuclear. city of an sky full on r.t. . wealthy british style like. by. market why not. come to. 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 a report on r g. i welcome back violent protests have once again erupted in cairo this time outside
the city's main cathedral a mob threw rocks and five birdshot at several hundred christians who were marching against egypt's zionist government which they accuse of failing to protect them one person is being killed in iran sixty injured the protests followed the funeral of four coptic christians killed in sectarian clashes over the weekend which ended in scuffles with riot police journalist tom dale witnessed the unrest. i spoke to one witness who said that events began when bottles were thrown from a nearby building down on to the funeral march and march has responded by attacking cars for what is clear is that fighting quickly escalated between the funeral marches and locals the marchers retreated within the i would say a cathedral compound and after that security forces were involved in standing by while for locals fired weapons into the cathedral there were five people killed
in for fools which is a town outside of cairo and sectarian writing four of those were christians and it was their feudal which was being held at the st mark's cathedral sectarian violence in egypt is nothing new it goes blank decades so we have a common. nation of hardline religious activism and security forces by the standing by we're actually getting involved themselves many mourners and many others feel that the muslim brotherhood and freedom and justice party government is encouraging an exclusive religious identity the basis of what it means to be an egyptian so this is the second consecutive night going we've seen violence in cairo on saturday the clashes resulted from a protest by the april sixth youth movement which was calling for a new more inclusive government and an opportunity to rewrite the constitution again on a more inclusive basis on saturday clashes broke out when police attacked that demonstration supporting tear gas and rocks once again in downtown cairo.
let's have a quick look at some other international news now. starting with an attack in afghanistan it's reported that a roadside blast has killed nine people there are no other details about the bombing yet but we will update you as soon as we know more now in other news portugal's prime minister has revealed a round of spending cuts which will hit social security health and education this comes just days after the constitutional court overruled several planned tax hikes the second time the budget's been knocked back since the bailout and twenty eleven the opposition is demanding that the government resign and says they cannot make strains continue to rattle the country while the european commission's warned leaders to stick to bailout turn. thousands gathered in ukraine's capital on sunday to demand early presidential and parliamentary elections the protests was led by the tally klitschko the world heavyweight boxing champion turned political leader
the demonstrations coincided with the presidential pardons given to two former ministers imprisoned alongside former premier yulia timoshenko i mean increasing local and european pressure over political arrests. next piece lavelle and his cross talk guest whether or not former british pm tony blair should be brought to book for the u.k. campaign in iraq. ten years ago by jobs was overtaking. ten years of political infighting terrorism and economic decay. in iraq a rise. before. april ninth on our take.
about international airport in the very heart of moscow. only recently. is a. glowing welcome across all things are considered i'm peter lavelle the elusive search for justice is the citizen's arrest campaign to have tony blair held accountable for possible war crimes and other serious offenses a public relations stunt or is it important precedent for those leaders who start wars of aggression if you had a chance would you arrest player. to cross whether tony blair should be put on trial i'm joined by stephen injure in new york he is a senior fellow at the century foundation in all three of the book active. ation
and in watching wisconsin ivan eland he is a senior fellow and director of the center on peace and liberty at the independent institute all right gentlemen crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i very much encourage it steven did tony blair commit a crime in one in two thousand and three with the invasion of iraq well it's a decision i disagree with but he committed a policy or he didn't put he didn't commit a crime now i think it's important to make a distinction between what happens in a democracy and what happens in a dictatorship in a democracy when you make a policy mistake you pay for it and different ways whether it's public opinion or ostracism or in the history books that is not true in a dictatorship and i think that's the distinction the ruling and in this case ok ivan eland what do you think about. so no crime which could me.