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warplanes carry out strikes inside syria israel's defense ministry refuses to confirm or deny widespread reports its jets carried out the attack on game changing heading for hezbollah. a trace of terror bombing investigators focus on the widow of the killed suspect after discovering radical islamist material on her computer. and the changing face of u.k. politics and tea party loose from the margins to result in local elections leaving the governing conservatives to want to help her win back support as our top story this hour.
around the clock around the world international news and comment from our studio center here in moscow warplanes have carried out air strikes inside syria and it is widely reported they were sent by israel the target was a shipment of alleged advanced missiles heading for lebanon but the israeli defense ministry says it has no knowledge of the anonymous officials who confirmed the attack the second of its kind in less than five months or his middle east correspondent has the latest now from israel. but official is speaking on condition of being anonymous because he is not with wise 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 console him at least not to us that such a strike indeed was carried out by the israelis what is interesting is that the strike happened in late thursday 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 on balls the eleven means all complaining that israel has violated in lebanon is facing that israel does do this on numerous occasions and has been doing it recently with quite a bit of consistency as well in the past has said that it will pull out all the stops to make sure that there is no transfer of weapons to his but 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 their way to has been israel and syria share a common border you have the disputed golan heights which israel occupied from syria back in one nine hundred sixty seven and in recent weeks we've witnessed
a flare up in violence and intensions along that border. they didn't suggest israel is expanding its military activity over their country officials say israeli military aircraft have penetrated the country's airspace and flown over several areas in violation of a un security council resolution but they insisted the flights would do nothing to ensure israel's security we spoke to freelance journalists. and he says recent events only add to tension in the region while israeli planes are constantly carrying out flights over lebanon usually they coincide precede or follow a military ground operation all these are surveillance flights to israeli jets violated the airspace above the syria lebanon border headed north for 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
areas anyway tension is growing this is shown by the intensity of israeli jets flying over lebanon especially in recent days. called one of the contributing editor for u.s. think tank foreign policy in focus believes it's unlikely the embattled syrian government would have wrist provoking israeli attack i think the idea that the syrian government would be shipping arms to has below in the midst of a civil war or 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 as is thinking of intervening because they don't think things are going. exactly the way that the insurgency wants them to go israelis can pretty much 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 may find that while they're able to basically strike it will again syria that also means that it places 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 but i think they are going to say politically that the israelis are attempting to overthrow the assad government and therefore anybody who supports the overthrow of the also the government is in alignment with tel aviv and that may be a pretty hard sell for israel. while clashes between government forces and rebels rage across syria the opposition has accused the regime of a massacre it's claimed at least fifty people were killed during an assault on
a village the following graphic footage apparently shows some of the victims damascus has previously placed the blame for atrocities on the armed opposition many members of which are radical jihadists this latest massacre of allegations follows the allegations i should say fall of the u.s. admitting it is now considering arming the rebels so when journalists are one hundred says that allegations by the opposition always coincide with fresh foreign pressure on damascus. the opponents of the syrian regime can accuse it of many things but being stupid is not one of these things and it will take a lot of stupidity to time be the massacres and evolutions of the public in graphic coalitions of immigrates right before decisions are being made each time a big and important event you could use syria was happening within the un security council or in any other entity and each and every time there was there were talks about must first and and violations of human rights in this or this is beyond. by
chance again i do believe that this is the size and that i mean these are very suspicious buying more weapons mean more messengers because there were concerns in years about massacres committed by the rebels and that is this does not seem to bother the me tunisians on the u. s. so giving more weapons means more the people and more of the people does not in any we mean something good for the country. law enforcement officials investigating the boston marathon bombings have turned their focus to the widow of one of the suspects radical islamic material was discovered on a computer belonging to the american wife of tom alone someone who was killed when police tried to capture him on the loose a couple has more. 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 it did not match the sample on the explosives that were found however investigators have also been probing her computer materials and what it turns now now is that authorities have discovered al qaeda is inspire magazine and other so-called radical islamic literature on the computer and 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 the girl with a passion for learning and travel that 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 of himself actually there was an interesting interview with an ex-girlfriend of his who said that the man she met 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 of lockie 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 clones the loonies but no they picked up a quarter of the votes in british local elections euro skeptic independence party
a former outsider has grabbed one hundred forty seven seats in local councils a surprising increase up from just eight prime minister david cameron reached out to those he once called a bunch of fruitcakes saying it's no good insulting them. has been following the vote hailed as a sea change in british politics that's been amended to stay 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 four by elections some of the more we had stunning council election results we've seen the ruling coalition parties the liberal democrats on the conservatives very sustain 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 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 a lot more seriously now and there's a lot of people didn't take them very seriously just a few days ago the senior conservative member told them clowns say they might have to have every think about that we're going to have you keep councils across england and. this if 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 you can dependants party stephen wolf stephen chances are all well and good but they're not m p's have has huge 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 fourth party here on the block we are knocking on the door of the parliament two
years they have criticised us and said that we're a small party not worth voting for but you could be seen as the protest phase is that enough to make games 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 they'd never want to listen to us because we were a one party want to shoot party and then they said we were just a one person party if we've got significant second places across the country from east to south 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 month 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 policies 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 city
spokesman for the u.k. independence party thank you very much for your comments well there you have it reflects a seismic shift taking place in british politics david cameron's already said that he's going to have to work very hard to try and win back the support of all those that are very tired for you kip over the past two days. a lot here in moscow still to come this way despite controversy over the use of drones for the sake of security in the u.s. drone studies becomes a popular choice for american students with the. rocketing research the trend later in the program. and back to basics the greeks are driven out of big cities into the countryside running away from unemployment and living costs that is coming your way after the break.
news continues here and criticism over the domestic use of drones in the u.s. is mounting while demand for them is skyrocketing federal aviation administration predicts some hundred thousand commercial aircraft will be over american skies within the next five years and it's going to 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. for 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 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 use 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 therefore the logical leap is that i'm an aircraft we use militaristically in the united states the federal aviation
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 piece dare day even talk a bad drums on a domestic case that 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 the oriented programs insist their use is much more varied than for military purposes abroad and surveillance at home i think. where that 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 use still the most common association with drones at home is law enforcement and it's this aspect that's making americans very
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 the 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 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 guantanamo bay prison costs more than nine hundred thousand
dollars per prisoner every year they hit one of the most expensive prisons in the world. to find out where this money goes at a time more than two thirds of the detainees are refusing food in protest against mistreatment also there you can find a day by day timeline of the hunger strike as it nears its three month mark and. also a click away is offered oxys to approaches holy fire illuminates for believers in jerusalem and all over the world as people prepare to mark the resurrection of jesus christ on our website we'll have live pictures as the occasion is marked here in russia and will be covering one of the most spectacular events sundays. the transmission from moscow's main cathedral at nine hundred thirty g.m.t. . the e.u. is facing another year of recession and job losses the unemployment rate across the eurozone is expected to rise over twelve percent this year because twenty seven
percent in heavily indebted greece and in their search for work many of forced from big cities into the countryside. went to hear their stories. the young and the see theodorus is in his forty's but while he used to make his living at a newspaper in greece's second city on ikey he's now returned to his roots on the north coast this is theodorus his fresh fish shop he took it over when his uncle retired two years ago and now theodorus is making a go of 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
a city advertising manager was good he says but people should think before writing off the world outside. thing 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 and hip with the experience of cuban working in the areas and all the experience of the money gives living in the city lives i mean these are these people be. killed 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 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 camas of the scenery of the sea tom bottom r.t. . well two news making headlines around the world in afghanistan five u.s. nato soldiers have died in a roadside bomb attack that comes just hours after president karzai asked the taliban to stop destroying the country and help defend the prosperity of the nation against what he calls foreign. clashes with pakistan this week hundreds of afghans protested near the place where the fighting took place against. the united states. supports a two people being killed and fourteen injured following a series of explosions in a massive chemical fire and. authorities were forced to evacuate nearly three hundred residents from the taliban after
a train carrying chemicals derailed and burst into flames firefighters have decided to let the flames burn out naturally as dousing them with water could lead to the release of toxic chemicals into the air rail services face forty eight hours of disruption. in hungary hundreds of far right protesters rallied on budapest martyrs square one day before the world jewish congress opens in the country judges came under fire for authorizing what is widely seen as a. protest for the victims of zionism in a country with the largest jewish community in europe was organized by the job of party which gained the notoriety it's a rotty in two thousand and nine with their slogan hungry for guerin's. in tripoli government supporters of clash with demonstrating militia members who are demanding officials be alstad from the government last week men laid siege to the country's foreign and justice ministries calling for a purge of the old regimes members instability are once again threatening the
country two years after a nato led intervention and the overthrow of colonel gadhafi. petersburg is experiencing a renaissance as an international cultural capital by breathing new life into the renowned theater which has now got a modern high tech twin these spectacular opening of the new venue silence critics of the modern this building and kicked off a series of lavish events ortiz to ben would say was there. standing just outside the marines key is here to day to just live a canal here in st petersburg the theater was opened for the public after ten years of waiting to get a seat in that there's a wonderful auditorium as well as see a piece of the theater now of course with all the critics say luring about we wanted to find out what of the people themselves or thought yeah especially that
you know i'm waiting for something you know building is beautiful but this one is going to be so sunny that's why i'm looking forward to something magical. i wish despite all the technical novelties of the new stage some of the directors kept the original staging of the classical performances surprising us with innovations and new productions but leave the classic pieces as they are. for your commissioners because nobody first of all i hope to see the ballet which is a jewel itself as well as the technical abilities of the new stage the conductor and the performers this is an amazing event in the lives of citizens of st petersburg the program appear to cheat day to consisted of the mother in ski a ballet company the company is actually split into three parts the rubies and the diamonds as well as i am runs now the company i wanted to stage a mixture of
a piece of bytes a kosky servin ski and a four way i make sure that they called the jewel it was a performance that stunned everybody which had everybody on their feet applauding with critics a silencer there's no doubt that this is a new mariinsky theater to space will become the emblem of st petersburg. what's happened up to date for the moment i'll be back with a news team in just over half an hour from now in a few minutes though mexico is that discusses gold hungry chinese hells wives and central bank revolutions stay with us for that that's all for the break. the news secret laboratory tim curry was able to build
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three. three. three. videos for your media project. r t v dot com. i am max keiser welcome to the kaiser report round has gone crazy according to mrs wang americans are dumping paper gold and diving into the dow europeans are lining up for separate haircuts the e.c.b. is ready for a negative deposit rates the fed values to maintain its eighty five billion welfare spending for wall street and the bank of japan is flying the yen into the ground
and israel australia and india pledge to follow the great leaps forward are being made daily and central bank and sanity while the real housewives of china are backing up the truck yes mrs away is fighting the fed and the e.c.b. and the bank of japan to do. because of course mrs west has seen this movie before it was called the great leap forward and it brought about what is known as the three years of natural disasters or if you prefer the three years of difficulty in which between fifteen million and forty three million chinese died during the great famine brought about partly by central planning gone completely frickin amok mrs wang knows this that's why she's buying gold stacy yes she is and of course she's seen the central planning in how it goes because only.