Skip to main content

tv   Headline News  RT  May 4, 2013 11:00am-11:30am EDT

11:00 am
well planes carry on strikes inside syria israel's defense ministry refuses to go or deny widespread reports it's just carried on that time and again changing missiles headed for hezbollah. a trace of terror bombing investigators focus on the killed a suspect discovering ron cicle islamist material on her computer. on the train the face of u.k. paul takes an anti e.u. policy moves from the margins to a stunning result in local elections leaving the governing conservatives to wonder how to win. support.
11:01 am
international news life from moscow this is all see with me here national politics for joining us. more planes have carried out as strikes inside syria and it's widely reported they were sent by israel the target was a shipment of alleged advanced missile heading for lebanon a big defense ministry says it has no knowledge of the anonymous officials who confirms that on the second of its kind in less than five months she's made me sick correspondent. from israel. efficient is speaking on condition of being anonymous because he is not authorized to speak about a secret israeli military operation we had r.t. has been in touch with the israeli foreign ministry but as of yet they are not prepared to publicly consume at least not to us that such a strike indeed was carried out by the israelis what is interesting is that the
11:02 am
strike happened in late tuesday into the early hours of friday morning and at that same time the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu called for a late night emergency cabinet meeting now we don't have information as to what was exactly the purpose of the goal of that meeting but it certainly does raise oddballs the lebanese are complaining that israel has violated billy's is facing that israel does do this on numerous occasions and has been doing it recently with quite a bit of consistency is well in the past has said that he will pull out all the stops to make sure that there is no transfer of weapons to his been of course the israeli concern is that hizbollah would use any kind of weapons against the jewish state the second time this year that israel has carried out a strike inside syria you remember the first was back in january when israeli fighter jets targeted a sophisticated convoy of missiles that israel believes were on the way to has been israel and syria share
11:03 am
a common border you have the disputed golan heights which israel occupied from syria back in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven and in recent weeks we've witnessed a flare up in violence and intensions along that border lebanese officials say israeli military aircraft have penetrated the country's airspace and flown over several areas in violation of where you want security council resolution and insisted the flights would do nothing to ensure israel's security was quote a freelance journalist and he says a recent about his only add to tensions in the region. while israeli planes are constantly carrying out flights over lebanon usually they coincide precede or follow a military ground operation or these are surveillance flights to israeli jets violated the airspace above the syria lebanon border and headed north for four consecutive days the israeli air force has been carrying out intensive flights over southern regions for the first time several planes carried out simulated attacks on several
11:04 am
areas anyway tension is growing this is shown by the intensity of israeli jets flying over lebanon especially in recent days. called hot and contributing i'd said thing time foreign policy in focus believes it's unlikely the syrian government would have risked provoking an israeli. i think the idea that the syrian government would be shipping arms to has below in the midst of a civil war to be a very dubious kind of project i don't i don't see what the logic of that is i think the israelis are intervening it just quietly us is thinking of intervening because they don't think things are going. exactly the way that the insurgency wants them to go the israelis can pretty much
11:05 am
a strike as they will in syria what the effect of that is on the wider arab world i think is the key question here and the israelis. while they are able to basically strike it will against syria that also means that place is a very different view so to speak of the civil war in syria and i think at this point the syrians are going to not going to do anything physically because they are going to say politically that the israelis are attempting to overthrow the us our government and therefore anybody who supports the overthrow of the also the government is alignment. pretty hard sell for israel and there are fears that one of syria's neighbors could descend into a civil view on an even larger scale violence has increased significantly in
11:06 am
a over the past month from timorese that has experienced respite in the country we've got the details and expert analysis at adelaide on the program he says. law enforcement officials investigating the bombings have turned their focus to the waves are one of the suspects radical islamic material was discovered on a computer belonging to the american wife of tunnel on satellite who was killed when police tried to capture him while he's in this account of. katherine russell she's a twenty four year old widow of tamerlan and she's been under investigation basically since the identities of the boston bombers were revealed she initially came under scrutiny when authorities discovered female d.n.a. on a piece of a pressure cooker that was used to construct a homemade explosive material she submitted her fingerprints and d.n.a. and authorities say that they did not match the sample on the explosives that were found however investigators have also been probing her computer materials and what
11:07 am
it turns now now is that authorities have discovered al qaeda is inspire magazine and other so-called radical islamic literature on the computer are now the key question is whether this material actually belonged to her or whether it was downloaded by her husband or somebody else so that is the key question that investigators are looking into at the moment if we actually begin with katherine russell i mean she grew up in rhode island the christian daughter of an emergency room doctor and a nurse sort of the epitome of the all-american girl before she met in fact she graduated high school in two thousand and seven and according to one magazine report her yearbook quote had mentioned that she wanted to grow up and join the peace corps people who knew her said that this bright girl with a passion for learning and travel had really radically transformed since meetings are not she ended up becoming a college dropout she married him converted to islam and stayed at home and took care of the children the same could be said for himself actually there was an interesting interview with an ex-girlfriend of his who said that the man she met
11:08 am
and dated in two thousand and six had transformed from a pot smoking party boy to an anti american islam minister jihadi essentially that is how she described him it's unclear what prompted the transformation in case but we do know that much of his radicalization officials believe was inspired by al qaeda in the arabian peninsula there's reports that he has watched sermons by the american born cleric anwar all blocky and according to news reports sources of actually refer to inspire magazine as one of the materials found under the possession of. it's known to have published a bomb making guide and investigators have also uncovered other evidence of sort of radical material. they've been labeled as clowns on loonies but now they've picked up a quick check of the votes in british local elections the euro skeptic independence policy a full. grab one hundred forty seven seats in local councils a surprise increase up from just eight prime minister david cameron to those who
11:09 am
once called a bunch of fruitcakes saying it's no good insulting them. has been following the road held a sea change in british politics. it's been a momentous day for the u.k. independence party we've seen them come second in the south shields by election just behind labor and that's significant because we see a pattern emerging the past six months have seen you can't come second in full by elections some of the more we've had stunning council election results we've seen ruling coalition parties the liberal democrats and the conservatives very sustained major losses in terms of council seats it's really you can't that have come out on top now this is a party that's been seen by many as the protest vote party the people of very keen for them if they feel too frustrated with labor conservatives liberal democrats the traditional status quo political parties but i think that a lot of people are going to have to be taking them
11:10 am
a lot more seriously now and there's a lot of people didn't take them very seriously just a few days ago the a senior conservative member called them clowns say they might have to have every think about that we're going to have you keep councillors across england and wales with the conservative party chairman has said that clearly the tories are failed to get their message across and they're going to have to have a rethink about how they can change that now i'm joined by the city spokesman for the u.k. and dependence party stephen wolf stephen chances are all well and good but they're not m.p.'s have as you can actually made significant gains today yes we have what we have done is created a seismic shift in politics in the united kingdom we have put a message down to the three political parties that there is a fool for all to hear on the block we're knocking on the door of parliament for years they have criticized us and said that we're a small party i'm not with voting for but you could be seen as the protest vote is
11:11 am
that enough to make gains in a general election well it's a protest vote for the political elites if you want to put it in those terms they ignored us in the past and said no we want. to listen to us because we were a one party one issue party and then they said we were just a one person party if we got significant second places across the country from eastlink to start shields is a protest that is the sort of process that i want and i want to see as expand ourselves with every political party has to put down a mountain of saying here's our policies come on come on have a go and tell us whether you like them or not that is quite right and we're ready to do that we're going to have to work on the numbers we're going to have to show that we can afford it in a time of austerity but i believe that once we set out the policy how we're going to pay for it and we've got the right people to actually deliver it we're going to be moving forward at an even greater speed than you've seen today stephen wolf fifty spokesman for the u.k. independence party thank you very much for your comments although you have it much seismic shifts taking place in british politics david cameron's already said that
11:12 am
he's going to have to work very hard to try and win back the support will there is that a very tit for you kip over the past two days. a singing rocket politician is expressing fears that the country's plunging into civil war which could end up being wise than the ongoing conflict in syria april was the most deadly month in the country in need a five year is highlighted by the deaths of six sunni arab protesters and then to the month meanwhile the funerals have been held for the seven victims of a sunni most bomb blast on friday don't go in place unless as good i'll leave the station could lead to i will tell the sick terror in conflict with iraq seven days ago some of the country's parliament have been calling for the resignation of prime minister nuri al maliki and his authority struggle to maintain i have a name and is a u.s. defense analyst and he believes that the conflicts take for that unless it gets rid of these centralized government installed with the help of the united states. we
11:13 am
have no sectarian tensions which have been there since the since along since decades but were unleashed when the us invaded in two thousand and three and of course played out in two thousand and six and two thousand and seven where you had sectarian warfare between she and sunni i think there's probably going to be an escalating conflict in iraq the kurds used to to side with the shia government but i'm not sure that they would anymore because they have a lot of disputes with the government now that they didn't have before as you have plenty of guns that the u.s. bribed the sudanese to quit attacking the united states troops when they were there and so that all these guns are left over so essentially the u.s. . during a talking patient is armed all three groups there that the government has always been used by one group to oppress the other groups and therefore a strong central government which the u.s. left is a bad thing i think i think what should happen is decentralization but different
11:14 am
groups run different regions with security and judiciary and maybe have a free trade area like a can fail loose confederation of these countries why keep it stable. this is all c. and so it's a combination that despite controversy over the use of drones for the sake of security to be drawn study has become a popular choice american students with demand for unmanned aircraft rocket saying it was so much the translation from. bach to basics the greeks driven out of big cities into the countryside running away from unemployment and really living costs that's coming up after the break. technology innovation. developments around russia.
11:15 am
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 realize everything you thought you knew. i'm target market is a big. download the official application so choose your language stream quality and enjoy your favorite. if you're away from your television well it just doesn't matter how would your mobile device if you could watch your t.v. anytime anywhere.
11:16 am
thanks for being with us this criticism over the domestic use of drones in the u.s. is mounting while demand for them is skyrocketing the federal aviation administration predicts some one hundred thousand commercial on land and called will be over american skies within the next five years and as always he's an associate churkin has been finding out building and operating the drones is becoming a coveted profession for many. unmanned aerial vehicles better known as drones are not only in the skies but might be taught at a college near you at least three u.s. schools offer bachelor degrees in engineering and flying u a v's dozens more offer drone one zero one courses and classes. the university of north dakota kicked off its four year program in two thousand and nine with just five students that number is now at one hundred twenty they've elected to major in unmanned aircraft systems and i believe the reason is that they see that as an opportunity for growth it's an
11:17 am
emerging technology embry riddle aeronautical university in florida began training u.a.b. pilots and operators in two thousand and eleven and expects the number of graduates to reach the hundreds in the next several years and becoming and they may be as are becoming more prevalent in pretty much any time region you can imagine the increased interest in the drone industry is largely fueled by post-grad starting salaries that are much higher than those for pilots flying planes or helicopters or an economy that's hasn't recovered ok so people see opportunities for jobs wherever there's money to be had of course but the problem is that universities are supposed to do something more than serve the military industrial complex. to widespread debate drones are notoriously used as weapons and u.s. wars abroad the one that's under heavy scrutiny right now is that i mean aircraft are in the past been used by the military there for the logical leap is that america will use militaristically in the united states the federal aviation
11:18 am
administration says that ten thousand commercial drones could be used over u.s. skies within five years for surveillance and other purposes while controversy surrounding them is that a p how dare they even talk about drones on a domestic guys there are many many cities in the country that have already got rights to use these drones and they will be using them so without the laws that protect our privacy we do. not how they're going to be used most people teaching and studying programs insist their use is much more varied than for military purposes abroad and surveillance at home. where doubt when need be an issue at all border security meteorological and environmental surveillance such as sending a drone into a hurricane without having to worry about the pilots are among the applications most commonly praised and you even use still the most common association with drones at home is law enforcement and it's this aspect that's making americans very
11:19 am
uncomfortable obviously there's going to be some regulations that are going to have to be put in place so that people don't run around or at least you know police or whoever doesn't just have the ability to run around and you know go unchecked looking at you know having a ever watchful eye over the public but i don't think that will it will be a deterrent or so it'll be a challenge to make sure that you know people are happy with the implementation of them and aircraft into the national airspace system officials are yet to convince americans that there are more pros than cons to drones flying over u.s. soil it's time to say wait a minute hold up let's not move forward in this area without understanding where we're going and that's the problem here and that's the danger the association for unmanned vehicle systems international estimates the number of american jobs in the industry will grow to over twenty three thousand over the next fifteen years. and. new york. maintaining going tunnel way prison costs more than nine hundred thousand
11:20 am
dollars prison every year making it one of the most expensive prisons in the world had to alter dot com to find out where this money goes at a time more than two thirds of the detainees are refusing food in a protest against mistreatment and also that you can find a day by day timeline of the hunger strike as it nears its three month long. and also on line as also ticks easter approaches eliminates one believes in jerusalem and all over the world as people who are the resurrection of jesus christ and on our website will have live pictures as the occasion is marked here in russia and will be covering one of the most spectacular events as wow sundays and midnight inside it don't miss the transmission from moscow's main cathedral at nineteen for . the year is facing another year of recession and job losses the unemployment rate across the eurozone is expected to rise over twelve percent this year beginning at twenty seven percent in heavily
11:21 am
indebted greece and in their search for work many souls from big cities into the countryside. and went to hear their stories. on the sci fi is in his forty's but while he used to make his living at a newspaper greece's second city it's only he's now returned to his roots on the coast this is theodorus his fresh fruit shop he took it over when his uncle retired two years ago and now theodorus is make you go over it himself far away from the big city. his decision is part of the trend greeks unable to make ends meet in the cities looking to areas with smaller economies and costs. the company i work for cut our salaries so i decided to come here to find a better life for my children and me it cost us also gave up a life in athens to open a guest house in the hills of northern greece the life of
11:22 am
a city advertising manager was good he says but people should think before writing off the world outside. and that there you go there are many opportunities for you to make your life better in a small town rather than in athens. and a potential reverse brain drain from cities back to the regions could hold hidden benefits being educated until the experience of living in the areas and all the experience of the money gives living in the city lives i mean these are these people be. my pill to do the countryside to develop not that everyone relishes the prospect demetrius moved away when he was eighteen and is now a freshly out of work t.v. director he finds adjusting to life back here difficult he wanted to stay in the capital. i was forced to come back here because of the high rates of unemployment
11:23 am
in athens it was a matter of survival for me for these three greeks as for increasing multitudes of others this move choice or not is a path away from unsustainable living in cities hit by economic crisis here at least if they have little else new arrivals or old home comers have the scenery and the sea tom bottom r.t. . check some other news making headlines around the world and in afghanistan five u.s. nato soldiers have died in a roadside bomb the target is just hours after president hamid karzai was the taliban to stop destroying the country and help defend the prosperity of the nation against what he calls for new plots following the border clashes with pakistan this week hundreds of i'm going to protest and near the police near the place where the fighting took place against both pakistan and the united states. rahul say two people have been killed and fourteen injured following a series of explosions under massive chemical fire in northern belgium authorities
11:24 am
were forced to evacuate nearly three hundred residents near the town of ghent of her train carrying chemicals do wailed and bust into flames firefighters say the nature of the blaze means they'll have to wait for the flames to die down naturally . in hungary hundreds of far right protesters rallied on budapest martyrs square one day before the world jewish congress opens in the country john just came under fire for also rising water is widely seen as an anti semitic brush as for the victims of zionism and a country with the largest jewish community in europe it was organized by these are big policy which gained notoriety in two thousand and nine with the slogan hungry and carians. in tripoli government supporters have clashed with demonstrating militia members who are demanding condell fake era officials of and also for the government last week on demand laid siege to the country's foreign and justice ministries calling for
11:25 am
a pudge of the old regime members violence and instability are once again threatening the country two years after a nato led intervention and the overthrow of muhammad gadhafi. and my colleague bill daughters here with more news for you this and next on and off next it's time to bring the set on the global all this trade and the implications of trafficking deadly commodities join at the mansion for the latest episode trying to just. most people in the western world would agree that having laws that officially
11:26 am
create second class citizens is totally unacceptable we can look at the way jews were treated in nazi germany or blackstar in apartheid in south africa and the slavery jim crow areas in the usa as examples of legally dividing society by i think most people with their modern sensibilities would find these practices to me bob baer american backwards but my question is that why is there to this day officially sanctioned second class citizens in certain countries or to be more accurate i should say non-citizen residents of the two million people in latvia around three hundred thousand of them are considered citizen residents who can neither vote nor hold public office these non-citizens are russian speakers of various ethnic backgrounds whose children also by birth bearer of the non-citizen status not happy being on the bad side of apartheid the non-citizens have logically decided to vote for their own parliament because they can't elect or participate in the left field what even if the parliament has no power whatsoever it will be their
11:27 am
chance to shine light on the issue which the mainstream media has been keeping quiet for years you know you'd think that people would be outraged over segregation but what happens to russians and russian speakers is just not cool or hip or trendy or convenient enough for the mainstream media to take notice but that's just my opinion. to live on one hundred thirty three bucks a month for food i should try it because you know how bad the left. i mean. i believe that i'm still really messed up. in the old story so actually.
11:28 am
it's. a little worse for the legal right now because the. radio guy for a minute. i want. to give you never seen anything like this i'm telling. you guys i'm having martin and this is breaking the set well the president one tunnel baze been coming back in the news after being ignored for the last five years the recent press conference obama was finally forced to address the torture house due to a growing hunger strike within the facility right now there are still one hundred sixty six people being held indefinitely without trial or getting out of those prisoners over one hundred are starving themselves to death to send a message to the world don't forget about us and although obama's acknowledge them
11:29 am
are the prisoners had america's human rights record he's approach fighting terrorism by expanding it drone wars across the muslim world murdering thousands of people in order to kill those suspected militants or alleged terrorists well i spoke to the former chief prosecutor colonel morris davis about the rationale for the evolution of obama's drone policy check it out and become something so politically bad for bush and then obama even though people seem to have forgotten that he said that he was in a closet and it seems like the u.s. is now opting to just kill suspected militants abroad instead of capturing them i mean is this just the new policy because of how bad this is in detention facility is kind of been a scar on the administration well it's been a hopefully that's not the policy i mean if the u.s. has gotten to the point where killing people is easier then you can finding out as i said commentary what a sad commentary indeed if it were true and guess what it is according to the the guardian.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on