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chemical weapons are reportedly found in the possession of syrian militants arrested in turkey as concern grows that the rebels may use the nerve agent to create a pretext for foreign military intervention. the hunger strike it one time away prism shows no sign of ending despite president obama's promise to speed up its closure argy talks to the father of a detainee about how his son's condition has deteriorated. and cracks across a good blog called the e.u. launches a legal battle against the bridge and it will migrant benefit rules while the franco german powerhouse crumbles with paris refusing to dance to billions chewing .
you're watching r t in live from the russian capital with me to bomb would say it's good to have your company with us. suspected syrian militants have reportedly been detained in turkey with a cylinder of highly poisonous sarin gas found in their possession those arrested are believed to be members of the al qaeda linked al nusra front earlier this month u.n. investigators voices suspicion that the nerve agent was being used by opposition fighters moscow is concerned is the use of chemical weapons could prompt foreign military intervention in syria artie's middle east correspondent part of syria has to details. the group was seized in southern turkey and that is according to local media reports the media are also saying that they carried two kilograms some under with the nerve agent sarin now turkish authorities haven't yet commented on this
report and we are waiting to hear from them russian the united states and france in the past have said that they believe it is a sad however that is using chemical weapons but they haven't been able to prove to produce any kind of evidence to prove this the british government has written to the united nation's banking new alleging we knew incidents of chemical use by assad's forces and at the same time the french government says that it is testing samples of f. were smuggled out by journalists but all of this is hearsay at the moment whereas on the other hand we have them here what we're seeing is fighters from the al nusra front allied with the syrian rebels court with the sarin nerve agent gas it is important also to point out and remind our viewers that the united nations did launch an independent investigation and what that investigation concluded was that there were signs that rebels have been using these sirens nerve agent in a matter of investigation that was initiated by the u.n.
chief thank you move that was criticized by damascus because they said that what banking really was hoping to do was to investigate every site in syria and the syrian state of reminded them of the iraqi style investigation into weapons of mass destruction the use of chemical weapons is banned under international law and there are concerns by many people that the arguments that they are being used could trigger some kind of international intervention. reports of sarin gas found in rebels positions as seems to be falling on deaf ears in the west although it historian gerald horne told us earlier not even the threat of chemical weapons use can shake the syrian support. if the syrian government had been caught with certain gas we would have heard from washington london and paris but of course this should not come as a surprise to anyone been paying attention we know that the internationally respected civil servant carla del ponte a had basically made
a similar discovery and revelation on behalf of united nations jets weeks ago which then was refuted by the white house we also know that in recent days senator john mccain of arizona entered syria illegally and use reform to indicate that he consulted with the white house before answering syria this is a very dangerous trying to clear that there are those in washington who would like to intervene in syria on behalf of the rebels which is quite curious since al nusra front which has been designated as a terrorist organization by washington is at the tip of the spear of the opposition against president al assad meanwhile syria's main opposition group by the national the syrian national coalition rather says it will not participate in at the international peace conference proposed by russia and the u.s. the group signed it hezbollah an iranian forces fighting alongside the syrian military as a reason for rejecting the meeting this is a report the words that a u.s. and british citizen have been killed in syria while fighting for the rebels are
going to be going off takes a look at the syrian opposition and those who might be armed on its behalf. since britain and france blocked attempts to extend the e.u. embargo on supplying arms to the syrian rebels there have been growing fears that the weapons could end up in the wrong hands and this is why the syrian opposition is made up of many divided and often competing factions and truly there is no force that can represent it as a whole there is the syrian national council the national coalition for syrian revolutionary and opposition forces the supreme military council the free syrian army the international coordination committee the. brigade and many more and i'd like to point out that only the n.c.c. says it's open to dialogue with the authorities while all the others have officially proclaimed their goal is to topple the regime the only difference being how extreme their approaches are and here is where these two rebel groups stand out
. is officially recognized as a terror organization by the u.s. it's also known for its links to al qaeda and for being among the most highly trained rebel forces currently on the ground in syria and the fire brigade perhaps just as notorious after one of its leading commanders was shown eating the body parts of a dead syrian soldier on video but despite warnings raised by international human rights groups including the international and human rights watch the rebels have been receiving weapons for some time now according to western media reports the rebels have received one hundred sixty planeloads of arms shipments from jordan saudi arabia quarter via turkey and then with a cargo smuggled across the border here with syria but no matter which rebel group or the arms may be destined for it's also widely recognized that they usually end up in the hands of the best trained and most radical brigades. we've got more on
the developments in and around syria on our web site also there's some interesting opinion in our op ed section where one of the latest entries compares the wave of regime changes in the arab world with the plot of an agatha christie novel all that on r.t. talk of. yet another sign of reeled in cracks between britain and the e.u. the european commission is taking the u.k. to court over the rise of easy it isn't living in the country britain is accused of discriminating against people from the bloc while london in response is calling the move a land grab and says it will fight every serp of the way artists as us will hear reports. the european commission is once again looking more closely at the affairs of its member states not one that's making particular noise especially when the citizens of that contrary is the commission's decision to lodge a case against the u.k. of the european court of justice because the commission says that the u.k.
has the discriminatory against nationals of other e.u. countries in receiving welfare now there's already been reaction from the u.k. particularly angry ones from the government i want to from the work and pensions secretary who says that he will not cave in he says a brussels is once again launching a land grab and over reaching its areas of responsibilities and meddling into the affairs of national governments now we have spoken to a legal expert to explain to us why the commission has done what it has the commission can store them action against member states. we have an article in the treaty on the functioning of the european union specifically for that action this is a case where the commission has found out that the u.k. is not fulfilling its we. know that he wants to have a referendum in two thousand and seventeen you want to renegotiate the treaty. i mean british government in the past has criticised the court of justice but if the law is there the law is respect to this latest move by brussels has once again
brought to the forefront issues like sovereignty of member states immigration or the pressure put on social welfare systems the very issues that really have led to would increase and support for euro skeptic parties and countries like the u.k. now can the commission is looking also at another country spain it says that it has received complaints of the e.u. insurance health card which is supposed to entitle e.u. citizens to free health care in public hospitals while they're traveling to other countries within the block and it has been refused by some spanish hospitals so this is once again an issue of decisions made and agreed upon here in brussels and the implementation across the block so one the one hand you have the commission maintaining that it's simply implementing the rules on the other you have. ization is a brussels is once again dipping into the affairs of national governments and in the context of the great economic crisis and very public displays of social dissatisfaction this is the other another stress test for the e.u. as a tries to move forward reporting from brussels i'm tess are cilia me people not all
from the u.k. independence party says the raw in another sign that it's time for britain to go it alone when you're in a recession and this country is in a double dip recession at the moment when you have huge amounts of youth unemployment when you have british people being put out of work when you have british people whose wages are being reduced significantly because oversaturation of the employment market it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever to have an open border policy to the government and the totally false position on this they're making noises in don't consume it is saying that they want to put even more restrictions in place but the problem that they've got about this country the e.u. lauren basically tells us that it's a little reason why we should get out of european union and get out now. there's also no unity in what do you see be a powerhouse do what in europe germany and france are at loggerheads following
a meeting with chancellor angela merkel and present president francois hollande in paris along conceded that france should meet its deficit goals in two years but refuse to accept interferences on how to implement the reforms markers kemper who's a professor of public finance and political economy says that germany is wary of france refusing to play by the rules. this visit is a very particular one because even the german public understands that france is no longer part of the european concept of europe with a stability union with a policy for school policy governed by rules and that france continuously claims an exception for herself and this is something the chancellor cannot tolerate because the germ population is very much upset against france always claiming for herself a special road it's for the others today it's for them to go straight and. the public knows and is conscious that france has become the free ride of the
montreux union so for america is in a pre-election complaint he will try in her very soft. methods and style to play things a little down and to keep it cool but not only on the face of it but fundamentally speaking the two countries are going to pass. amid the division and on top of the financial woes there are still countries who are not deterred by the blocs problems like serbia and while some e.u. members have been accused of hiding their budget shortfalls when they joined a service president has admitted in an interview with r.t. that the country's troubles are far worse than europe could ever imagine. serbia is not in the same situation as the i'd say that somebody you countries haven't been on is to nuff they don't overspend and send fake budget reports to their partners many europeans were spoiled by their governments the e.u. exploited the whole world to provide a better life and huge welfare benefits for its citizens but now the reckoning is
over june is a time to customs and a time to gather them you may enjoy a free ride for a while but one day you'll have to pay and now unemployed e.u. citizens are at a loss how come they no longer have an extra seven or eight hundred euros at hand how come there are no more social benefits free of charge accommodation electricity or natural gas or the situation in serbia is different it would take a long time before the e.u. degenerated into the poverty they were in the moment. still ahead for you this hour i is a wide shot in the u.k. once asylum to a self-proclaimed murderer from this point going public pressure the homeland security that's coming up off the shelf like. is the west fighting against the war without end soon as the enemy and what defines
victory in the greater middle east to carry out an ethnic conflicts or see rejecting borders imposed after the first world war the great unraveling of the west new colonial project in the region and beyond is in play is this levy of the west's eternal war. said i'll teach you to china rocketing to a billion view from the world spirit of funny disasters continue to change oh boy join me kevin go in for more on how you've helped make the first global news channel to reach you chub. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you
don't know i'm sorry welcome to the big picture. banks was there with us you know and it's been the mall then a week since barack obama promised to speed up closing guantanamo bay prison but the situation at the hunger striking camp has only did to aerated not a single president believe the pledge is enough to break the a months long protest against. mistreatment and indefinite detention now in addition the number of hunger strikers who are being force fed has reached a new high with thirty six detainees now subjected to received a condemned by the un as a torture the number of those in hospital has over increased david remes of the lawyer representing more than a dozen guantanamo detainees as says a with
a lack of concrete action obama's promising speech look small and mole like smoke and mirrors this for one thing president obama keeps blaming congress for preventing him from transferring detainees as long as he puts the responsibility on congress it's unlikely that he'll make major moves in addition. he set up this new system for releasing yemenis whereby they have to go through yet another review process which is likely to take a long time if it happens at all so i think that. what he said sounded good as usual but once again. it only provides the illusion of movement it's that men face a very bleak circumstance and guantanamo in terms of being transferred. also told to the father of a guantanamo prisoner who also has the kuwaiti detainees in guantanamo committee he
described his son's conditions after almost four months on hunger strike. my son been there for eleven years without having justice and he is there. without committing any crime no charges again it's against him it is very difficult for him to tell me what's going on there because there is violence on the that is the district for all the detainees not to talk about the conditions inside the camp but i can tell by the way he looks he was so skinny this is the fairest time for him to put some glasses on his. looks he looks horrible he could not concentrate while he's talking to me. i have sometimes to repeat simple sentences to him.
to all to three times just to bring his attention so he could understand what i am saying he has a lack of nutrition it affected his body his thinking his brain it which is really really we are very concerned very concerned about his life. have you ever thought of investing in tons of metal and concrete well here's your chance neil's iconic landmark the empire state building is to be offered on the stock market we've got the price tag on our website. it's an easy to feminism from the for men groups of fields of full force of the law the pros the topless in an arabic country check out the one that looked like on our
t. dot com. for many the famed impeccability of the u.k.'s justice system stands as a shining example but as a country green social soldier lee rigby to death with a cleaver in broad daylight written continues to allow a soft can for us murderer to make a home the point of boyko reports. he says he's murdered up to four hundred people with a machete and his native kenya killed police and taken part in female genital mutilation but of course ruled that twenty seven year old john is free to stay in the u.k.
he arrived illegally back in two thousand and three but when the home office trying to deport him he appealed and an immigration tribunals but he suffers from schizophrenia and had made up the atrocities he was granted leave to remain in the u.k. because he's at risk of committing suicide if he returns to kenya you would think this is not appropriate to bring him. if you look at the european convention of human rights it is possible for him to stay here because criminal of the sort we've seen. he's going to be. john. potentially dangerous individual that the home office of tried and failed to deport jordanian terrorist suspect abu qatada has avoided extradition for over
a decade as lawyers argue it's against his human rights to return to jordan where he could face torture not all the countries signed up to the european convention on human rights choose to follow it the french and italian governments deport dangerous individuals first and then hear their appeals i think one of the problems we have this country. is drastically wrong we don't seem to want to find the solution. for the problem. all this problem is. in the. streets. people but it did happen. to death in broad daylight by two men. wielding meat cleavers the murder shook the country the suspects have been known for morrissey's and questions have been asked about whether or not the police could have done more to prevent the murder and yet a week later we learned that a mentally unstable man who claims to have killed hundreds of people gets to stay
in the u.k. r t contacted the home office they suggested we drop the story because a judge had ruled the claims of committing murder were false but the ruling once again raises questions about who safety the british immigration judges are protecting. r.t. london. let's take a look at other stories making headlines around the world so police in turkey have raided approach a camp in istanbul where demonstrators were protecting one of the city's essential parts from being demolished the incident had been doing a third consecutive night of protest plans to build a shopping arcade at the altar calls outrage among activists opposition leaders have already voiced their support for the rally saying their war helped stop development. a wildfires continue to rage in california forcing almost a thousand people to evacuated from the area later places started in the los angeles
national forest and quickly spread to cover two point five square meters and that high temperatures and gusting winds and now threatens dozens of homes and power lines. reports has surfaced that has shown man was an armed when he was killed by the f.b.i. in his florida home he was being interviewed over his alleged links with the main suspects in the boston bombings early authorities issued conflicting accounts of what happened with one claiming he brought him to dodger to agents with the knives his father however finds the allegations hard to believe. from the photograph that was sent to me it's evident he was shot six times to the body and wants to the head at the back of the head it looks like a finishing shot of an assassination to me it looks as if they came to his house like bandits and shot him in cold blood from the photos his house looked like it had been robbed he was questioned for eight hours without witnesses or a lawyer no one can tell for sure what happened there until there's an official
investigation the agent say my son attacked them but there were several armed and well trained men even if he lost his temper and became violent they could have restrained him or wound him shoot him in the leg or the arm or the shoulder but what happened was murder complete with a finishing shot maybe my son knew something the police didn't want to come out and they killed him to keep him silent. the f.b.i. says an internal investigation into the incident would take months to complete his marina but by our looks said the weather bureau current is steady on this. but that time of the shooting up to half a dozen law enforcement officials including two massachusetts state police troopers and an f.b.i. agent from the agency's boston division were present at the florida condo which was not far from universal studios but the f.b.i. has provided you details after the shooting saying that the matter is being
investigated by a specific f.b.i. review team and the f.b.i. may not finish its probe for several months now the f.b.i. meanwhile has been under enormous scrutiny for missing several warnings about tomorrow the biggest warnings coming from a russian intelligence officials years ago indicating that may have links to extremist groups the f.b.i. for whatever reasons did not follow up and probed the matter to the fullest extent and that some would say led to the execution of the boston marathon double bombings and now we have this development unfolding where our man that was shot and killed by f.b.i. agents turns out according to the washington post to have been on the arm so clearly the f.b.i. is going to have a lot of questions to answer in the coming days with these new developments on this story. so if we are in t.
tough talk and solid arguments i am best to weapons this crossed with peter lavelle off to the brink. of destruction is one thing the media does very well we all tend to focus on one space issue of the moment and ignore the rest jill those are definitely worth the media attention but let's not ignore the fact that the food people eat around the world is an attack from multiple fronts antibiotics are often overused in cattle which can and eventually sadly will lead to anti biotics resistant bacteria evolving animals are also injected with various hormones which can make their way into our stomachs and speaking of mysterious things getting into our body pretty
much any crops that you we are doused with all sorts of pesticides and sit on top of powerful fertilizers which can affect bodies of water far beyond the fence of the farm obviously technology has been and should be used in farming so we all don't starve i get why pesticides exist and why they start giving diseased animals antibiotics but there comes a point where outputting a lot of poisonous food will kill you just as dead as slowly starving will there is a healthy middle ground out there somewhere but if we only worry about just the g m o's and only win that battle then we'll still be eating food loaded with bad stuff just other bad stuff but that's just my opinion.
hello and welcome to cross talk we're all things are considered i'm peter lavelle is the west fighting a global war without end if this is the case who's the enemy and what defines victory and what about the borders in the greater middle east sectarian ethnic conflicts are seen rejecting borders imposed after the first world war the great unraveling of the western neo colonial project in the region and beyond is in play is this the meaning of the west's eternal war. across not the politics of endless war i'm joined by my guest feels bennett's in washington he is the director of the new internationalism project at the institute for policy studies and in new york we cross is the abdel nor he is the founder and president of the u.s. committee.
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