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i am. a top u.n. investigator and so there are strong suspicions rebels in syria have used chemical weapons but says there's nothing to suggest government forces have done this. meanwhile israel is condemned for a series of as strikes inside syria but takes a look at whether the ultimate target of that tonks could lie elsewhere. and record unemployment painful austerity and the lowest ratings in recent french history francois hollande month at the end of a tough first here as president. international
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news live from moscow this is a must see with me you thanks for joining us. a leading u.n. investigator says there are strong suspicions of rebels in syria have used the deadly nerve gas sarin during the civil war but call adel point a also insists she has seen no evidence the government has resorted to the use of chemical weapons those claims are in contrast to an earnest statement by the u.s. has accused president assad's forces of using them and threatens to take action to check out reports now from washington. you want human rights investigators say based on the evidence that they have the rebels in syria have used the nerve agent sorry this is a major development which comes at a time when the assad government is being accused of having used chemical weapons and so this investigation which says that in all likelihood the rebels have used chemical weapons challenges the narrative which is dominating in the media here and that if chemical weapons were used they were used by the assad government there has
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been an intense build up of tension around the issue as president obama said the use of chemical weapons by the assad government would be a game changer although he did specify that the u.s. had no hard evidence to accuse the assad government of doing that now this geneva based u.n. investigation is believed to be separate from the investigation into the alleged use of chemical weapons in syria in the middle of march forces and the rebels blame each other for that damascus has requested a u.n. mission to investigate the incident but the investigation is being stalled because in addition to investigating that specific incident the u.n. chief now demands access to all facilities in syria and there are concerns that this inquiry wants the u.n. into the center of a possible hunt for weapons of mass destruction where it faces the ghost of iraq the fear again is that politics may get ahead of facts and for joining me now live is a rigged n.s.a.
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director of the french center for intelligence studies eric thank you very much indeed for joining us right now if it's confound the rebels have used chemical weapons from your point of view where would they have called them from. well it's very difficult to say probably the stolen them in in some serious talk but they could also are being. received to the gateway center in from the foreign countries because we don't know what they've got to riyadh supplying them all know but for for us it's not trivial surprise because for mom followed see for two years we say that all but we are faced with a very huge disinformation campaign against bashar regime even the fast french people we see syria is not exactly the perfect democracy but we or we spend all the time seeing that we have not to believe most of the information coming are all
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about syria western powers meanwhile have repeatedly claimed to have evidence suggesting president asaad has used chemical our arms is unlikely to be true in your opinion. you know all the western powers i mean of all. i think a gay and unfortunately trans they are looking for any occasion to trap jack or to organize something against the bashar alas that it's absolutely stupid because they're dumb ass and bashar they don't have any interest to use chemical weapons because the cultural war person thought the territory they are in a position where they are going to win war again to rebuild so they don't have to use chemical weapons because it would be absurd to come to predicted so every time we receive something from ation saying that the bashar regime is using chemical weapons we are very very cautious because we don't believe that kind of information
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the u.s. and that allies have threatened action should assad to use chemical weapons why are western powers saying nothing about what would happen if the rebels use them. but because all the west and power are supporting their boats and i mean we are doing their policy arc out there in saudi arabia in this country and this is absolutely awful and stupid and we are fighting against these stupid diplomatic was issued and specifically in france above all because we are fighting the jedi state in mali we are fighting to jettison somalia and if we don't listen why we're supporting this kind of group in syria we'll see we'll also know that the u.s. position is evolving day after day some some day they want to talk and i something restrung against bashar sometimes under some is really in true hours they are much more cultures but it's very difficult to understand what the u.s. really wants and it's always very funny to hear them to see that they are going to
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do something strong against syria if the region is using chemical weapons they don't do anything knows ago when saddam hussein was using gas again the kurds and the shia do you think and these latest u.n. findings if proven could change western rhetoric than. i hope so because there is a lot of data lot of information logged out system many as are people coming back we're coming back from syria we're not specifically supporters of the shah regime which was strong syrian pottery it's one of the peaceful countries and they see we always prefer bashar them to cow center and that goes for them in the what will happen if all the sellafield njt groups are going to take to power and done that so we hope that step by step because of the success of the military operation of the syrian army and all saw from the distin money from the people who are not involved in one part of the that's. clear of the proof about what's really happening in
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syria is going to be understood everywhere all right every kid denice a direct so the french center for intelligence studies eric many thanks indeed for your. after launching as strikes inside syria over the weekend increasing rocket defenses on its northern border it was to protect itself after launching to a toxin syrian targets were entering within forty eight hours syria has reportedly pointed its missiles at israel and threatens to is trying to block immediately if there are more raids there video footage and eyewitness accounts suggest israeli attacks hit weapons dumps triggering large explosions see weren't actually say at least forty three syrian army soldiers were killed both the u.n. and the arab league condemned its really action but there are concerns that tonks could have motives well beyond syria and you know explains. these strikes at
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a dangerous new dynamic to a region already in crisis with so many sides involved the situation is complicated well let's now have a cool story look there have been three israeli strikes on syrian soil since january two of those just in the last three days much of the speculation suggests that the real target was actually has a law in lebanon all of israel's recent attacks were allegedly targeting what happened beyond four has a bill on militants israel has long warrant it once to prove than to storms getting into their hands and is prepared to use force has fallen members are helping bashar assad fight the uprising against his rule and will stand by him that was confirmed by their leader has sound natural i just this april so it's likely that syria would be responding inclined well existence some way but there is a third player here fellow shia ally to assad and has
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a lot the big boy on the blog and israel's arch enemy iran now reports suggest that it was in the rain in shipment to has a lot of that israel was told getting so it's possible this. syria is just the middle man and it wouldn't be beyond reason that around is equipping has a block as a backup in case of conflict with israel israel with this provocation there will be for a response either from syria either from his block or better yet from the point of view of the bomb to be stationed in israel from iran so if you run into syria don't do anything for the moment just wait this will be seen as it is just a provocation but if there is you know the slightest bit of a response from either syria or iran that's the perfect brick text for a lot. against syria iran is seen as the main thread by israel's government which is very nervous about its nuclear activities and in response to these airstrikes
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iran has already called on the whole region to stand against israel iran labeled the airstrike as an act of aggression accusing israel of advancing its own interests by creating instability in the region with an unprovoked attack and the commander of the country's ground forces warn that iran is ready to provide logistics support and military training to help syria defend itself against israel so townshend's ass collate and the motives are for onlookers to guess at its launching missiles into syria actually part of israel's plan to contain iran. still ahead this hour here and i'll see president obama's nor shall not pass well look at the celebration of firearms during the national rifle association is convention the first after mass shootings in colorado and connecticut.
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on the mystery behind a plane that disappeared over the russian urals a year ago with thirteen aboard it's finally solved that and much more later in the program. a group of bahraini onto government has been sentenced to fifteen years in prison for attacking a police patrol the protesters deny the charges claiming they were tortured into making confessions bahrain has been engulfed in protests the more than two years now when police often version of cracking down on demonstrators the opposition accuses the rulers of oppressing them and claims western countries are trying to downplay the scale down dress the homage to al sofie who is an anti-government
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activists in bahrain says there is a conflict of interest involved in than greatest because of all human behavior because of the oil we bought from because the. hole was a straight. trying to ensure that the floor destructed because we have a compete here in bahrain which the americans rely on as a spot to watch. the region although it had taken its toll on the ground just because of the chemistry along the children that are being used to be from going to schools on the window that are being tortured in prison. all of death captains because of conflict of interest human rights. next to the political wrong in bahrain we don't have any other choice but to force this the damage has been done my cousins are again my friends are again and for me it's the only
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if you can think for me to do is to help them as they help me me before. political analyst eric draitser things the bahraini regime is intimidating the protest movement because it sees a real possibility of losing power. sentencing is designed as a scare tactic against all other democracy protesters in bahrain it's a way for the for the ruling family for the al khalifa family to ensure their own dominance within the country the lifo family just like the guitar or the south or the house of saud in saudi arabia they understand that they're engaged in an existential struggle for their very survival they realize that the democratic movements in other countries in the region could very quickly. translate into their own country so for those countries such as bahrain which has chastised syria for being so-called undemocratic they are the champions of non democratic institutions
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of torture of killing of extrajudicial killing and all of the rest of these things happening in bahrain that i think is the real scandal. with a break. yes there are so the disagreeing with this again is you.
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are you. sure you are you sure. you're washing off the line from mosco welcome back angry crowds have flooded the streets of paris piling the pressure on the french president exactly again after he was elected tens of thousands gathered to denounce france saw all along as a stairway to drive according to opinion polls he is now the most unpopular french
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leader for decades at a time of the record unemployment and a shrinking economy all he sed i saw seen and now reports. maybe. i heard you i. change was a year ago thousands of people had gathered at this very place to celebrate the victory of socialist president francois hollande but here on the thousands of people are again gathered but for a very different reason this time they're asking their president where are the changes that he had promised asked by the very same people who had voted left and put along didn't place recent poll shows popularity has plummeted to less than twenty five percent the biggest for for any french president in the past fifty years but. i thought it. i let you know where your promises are come on where are they it's said i'm just sure it is not me and i've yet this
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is the mission that from now on will be mine to give the european construction a dimension of growth employment and first priority you have france's hit record unemployment of three point two million people in march the biggest source of public anger it's also scratched hopes of cutting the budget deficit to three percent of g.d.p. by two thousand and thirteen and the european commission's most recent forecast shows france will be in recession until the end of the year the seventy five percent income tax on the super rich is also a no go after france's constitutional court overruled it on the very talk of it pushed french actor gerard depardieu to give up his citizenship for a lushin one one promise along didn't that it's to keep is legalizing gay marriage pleasing supporters it also sparking fears consultation. i think. people are happy with gay marriage but it doesn't feed our families it doesn't give
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us food there are realities that are good to say but there are also priorities priority is employment we need to eat it is obvious is it to blame. if you're the. new president immediately. into the economy what i would like anyway i just would like to hear the president which is not making that much promise which is keeping some heat on which is not going to explain that you know there are emerging no one hundred four. yeah yeah yeah. a magic recipe this film. her says is nonexistent he made this video during last year's presidential campaign to show the country's
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lack of choice. because. when you listen to the media you'd think there were a lot of differences between the two but that's just on a superficial level on the most important things they agree do we need to intervene in another country to fight they will agree to intervening in other countries because the weapons lobby will always be behind a lot is well aware of his unpopularity but says he will weather this storm improve he can't keep his promises at the end of this five year term. he needs time fine we are here to tell him mr president time is up in you need to start changing things but others like the closed deal flooded eastern says are not even hopeful symbolically laid to rest or laws broken promises under a head to which reads the trail does are cilia r t paris.
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and on our website for you a vintage airshow in madrid airs in trying this dramatic video shows and take flying machine paddling to the ground in front of thousands of spectators had the line for the details. for fourth of secret cash they were is from british intelligence to officials in afghanistan raise questions over the u.k.'s at janda in the water on country local to dot com to learn more about the ghost money counter. a major american gun lobby get together has drawn to a close in taxes the national rifle association convention saw the group's new hardline chief vowing to resist president obama's push for tighter firearm control in the wake of last year's mass shootings in colorado and connecticut where he's wearing a fortnight was there for us. the national debate over gun control may be among the most divisive issues in the united states but it's also proving to be a p.r. success for america's largest and strongest gun rights organization approximately
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seventy thousand people turned out for the national rifle association's annual meeting taking place here in houston texas those in attendance are not allowed to fly any of the weapons or ammunition but they certainly are allowed to pick up the guns hold them in their hands aim them and get a good feel of what these weapons are all about for the kids there are air guns that the kids are allowed to shoot also for actual gods to play with in recent weeks u.s. president obama's first furthering gone control legislation failed in the senate that effort of course was for strengthening the background checks but when you hear from the people that turned out they say that they will stand behind me and our right to continue to fight any efforts washington makes on furthering gun control legislation i think it shows americans feel. free to second amendment.
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most in the show are supporting the n.r.a. because they are a backbone for believing in fighting for our rights former vice presidential candidate sarah palin and texas governor rick perry are among the long list of names of pro-gun conservatives that addressed a crowd out this three day of that all those that spoke accuse president obama of leading a vicious attack against the second amendment now the n.r.a. is c.e.o. wayne la pierre referenced last month's boston terrorist attacks asking the audience how many bostonians wish they had a gun two weeks ago as an unprecedented manhunt for the bombing suspects was underway now ironically as the u.s. leader has been making his efforts to strengthen gun. laws gun sales have been a creep increasing and membership to the n.r.a. has been expanding so while the issue of guns remains very divisive for the nation
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so far in this ongoing political battle the n.r.a. is clearly proving itself to be strong enough to go up against and defeat the president of the united states reporting from houston for tonight r.t. . the wreckage of a plane that crashed in the year olds killing all thirteen on board has been found nearly a year after it went missing authorities had searched thousands of kilometers without success but it turned out they didn't need to look so far afield it was in a swarm just a few kilometers from the airport with more now here's under from it was a disaster that looked like it would never be solved this was the devastating scene three men stumbled across this week in the russian urals the remains of a plane that had gone missing nearly a year ago with the loss of thirteen lives normally the by plane was used to put out wildfires but on the night of june eleventh last year it's believed the pilot
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took it for a fatal joyride with twelve friends and relatives while you are one of three people who made the discovery and he is with us now this plane was missing for over a year how did you find it. we were approached on behalf of a group of hunters who saw a strange metallic structure out in the bogs not far from the city of sorrow of although they suspected it to be the plane they were not sure. the location was only four kilometers away from the nearest road but the journey was very difficult and it's no easy task trekking through the tiger when we got there it was over us that the metallic object was indeed what was left of the plane and can you describe the scene of the crash was the playing badly damaged would have bodies. of the somalia of the plane itself went down at a very sharp angle and became half submerged in the bog the shock of the impact
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stripped the plane's body of sheeting leaving behind only a skeletal airframe packed with human bones not one skeleton was intact we counted eleven skulls in various conditions some with evident burn marks others with multiple puncture wounds and why do you think the authorities were unable to find this airplane after all it crashed any eight kilometers from the airfield. the all of the risk for most of the year the taiga in this area is simply impossible the plane crashed in the middle of a bog and with ice still present there it allowed us if barely to get to the wreckage and the wind to the snow is too deep and in the summer the entire area becomes a bog when the rescue was conducted in the summer rescue is simply couldn't reach the area and we saw the pass that they had left behind it turned out they had passed only about fifty meters from an area where the wreck could be seen. well a criminal investigation has been reopened into the case and will try to get to the
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bottom of what happened what after all was the pilot's incentive to steal a plane with friends which included a local police chief security guard and the airport's nightwatchman officials have claimed they may have been drinking and may have wanted to fly to a remote bathhouse in the region and then there are those who think something more sinister could have happened the whole episode is reminiscent of the infamous to pass the plane crash in the same region in nine hundred fifty nine then nine people perished in order stances and their mutilated bodies were found at the scene with a soviet investigation concluding they had died from a compelling unknown force or despite the wreckage of this latest crash being found there are still on awful lot of questions to be answered. and a look at how his being gay is the same it is bad to help the mentally challenged.
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and yet another step along the pointless anti gender crusade activists in sweden are pushing to promote a new gender neutral pronoun these activists want the term hen to replace the pronouns hon and hon which mean he and she respectively i think the logic of these bizarre gender neutral movements in the e.u. is that they really feel that it's awful to force someone into a role that doesn't fit them you know i can kind of see this i remember back to when i was a boy in school and with me there was a kid what kind of only female friends and he certainly wasn't the sport's a toy trucks kind of kid if you understand what i mean you know i could see this guy having all those male stereotypes shoved down his throat you know made his life at school really unpleasant but the whacko liberal answer to some tiny amount of people being pushed into gender roles they don't like is to force everyone else into a genderless world they don't like fantastic i guess gender neutrality advocates can speak swedish how they like and they're free to use this word hen but don't
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force everyone in the country to do things your way the overwhelming majority of the world is very happy with its gender thank you very much but that's just my opinion. yes it'll disappear yes or flicker supreme if these along with are simply new in the world. but instead be better seen to change in a good sort of global society new name it still leaves the meaning to be sure. if it's because it's an influence not simply if he's institutional voice. in the phenomenon of the medical school i'm literally a new sort of middle of the first news along with some of the simple stuff. because i'm with are there grows more of this go that some more middle there miriam's.
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their income while putting out more left around than sorry you're in. a pressure pressure so fast i mean. you're part of pressure that thing is shifting around bringing up your my original work is shot.


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