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edward snowden's legal limbo could be drawing to an end with the n.s.a. leaker about to get the papers he needs to leave a moscow airport transit zone and officially and to russia. anyone who's willing to vote was in advance to take on this taunt we're willing to accept it whether it looks like the modern world looks like hitler. which challenge a free syrian army representative over his group's accomplices or qaida linked militants hold around two hundred kurdish civilians hostage in syria. and the u.s. will finally hold long deferred hearings for dozens of going time obey inmates while eighty six others cleared for release are still unable to leave the prison.
started coming to life from the russian capital on wearing the joshie welcome to the program. the n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden could finally set foot on russian territory today he's waiting for paperwork which would allow him to leave the transit zone of moscow's sheremetyevo airport and according to a lawyer who is helping snowden the man who leaked secret u.s. documents is here to stay or he's lazy france is at the airport. it is a distinct possibility that edward studied could soon call the russian federation home and even be looking for a job here on russian soil now the announcement came as quite a surprise to many people but the reasons for it are fairly straightforward according to one of his legal advisers here in russia leaving the country at to get to one of the other countries that has offered edward snowden asylum is just too dangerous and started could very easily end up in the hands of the united states
now this is a direct reference to the incident on july third when the president oblivious plane was forced to land on suspicion of actually carrying snowden in the aircraft today snowden is hoping to get his hands on a very important document that will allow him to finally leave this temporary home here at sheremetyevo airport for the last month and move freely about the russian federation for the next three months if he received this form you like this formalized document today sitting at the federal migration services is processing his bid for temporary asylum now at the end of those three months word will will arrive to him whether or not that asylum bid has been approved or turned down now whether the news is favorable or not there is a plan in place let's listen. if the russian federal migration service denies mr snowden's request to we still have the option of the decision in
court i explained all the legal aspects to edward and he intends to use this right of appeal should there be your fusil mr snowden planning to settle down here find a job and just add to the circumstances that temporary asylum bid if granted would need to be renewed every year indefinitely to stay current so we're here at sheremetyevo airport waiting with bated breath to see whether or not he receives that fateful document with him which will allow him to leave the temporary home here at terminal f. and possibly start a brand new life here in russia. well snowden's become one of man after showing the world just how much us security services watch people all over the world the n.s.a. strong hold on digital data communications makes privacy seem like a thing of the past so ortiz marina tried to see if she could avoid big brother while going about her daily business and new york. in
a post prism usa anonymity has become a rare commodity some accepted others are outraged but at the end of the day there's no easy way of escaping the prying eye of the n.s.a. five years ago i would have a cell phone little snatch in your pocket dump it don't bring your cell phone with you all the time now it doesn't matter now you have automatic license plate readers to track where you are now you have metro passes around. the city bike system and facial recognition like it or not every american armed with technology has been cast in their own twenty four hour reality show the national security agency is the uninvited popper razzi you never see or hear it makes me want more careful about what i speak about on the phone and the way i conduct my business and i think it creates a certain consciousness. that weighs on us i feel like at this point i'm just
a number in all of their data everything these days is so it's so critical the use in that technology is just part of our lives now and it's kind of unavoidable if you want to keep up with what's going on this is what are you going to do not have a cell phone out of a car not live in a city. the only solution for living and a safe free is to divorce from all things digital experts say using encrypted search engines or changing security settings on social networks isn't enough the truth is you have to maintain all to do some compartmentalize that you have to behave like an intelligence agent you have to constantly be thinking what tracks do i leave clearly retaining privacy under america's web of surveillance requires some sacrifice and here is where we're going to figure out how much so first things first i use as a way to get to work now if i use my credit card to buy my metro card then i can be tracked so instead. but he used to. be easy.
i usually check emails and voice mails during my five block walk to work but living in a safe three fires living without a cell phone fingers crossed i'm not missing any breaking news right now. so now i am at my office i need to swipe a key card to get inside the security company knows where i am. at my desk i'm still n.s.a. free i log into my corporate email but i can't use skype i can't use twitter i don't have a facebook account so there's no sacrifice there but here is the problem i can't use the web to research or read the news because all my activity can be tracked. newspaper yesterday's news but better than nothing this is about the time that i check my producer.
invalid number my phone call wouldn't go through and my only other prism and it is snail mail slower but surveillance for all turns. or so i thought maureen up or deny our team new york. was your country spied on and was a working was us intelligence you can find out on r.t. dot com so go to our edward snowden timeline and click on ai interactive map showing the scope of the n.s.a.'s global operations. and while you're there find out what the u.s. intelligence agency is doing to carry on spying a story about the n.s.a.'s wrangle with congress over wide scale surveillance is just a click away on our t. dot com. in the northeast syria al qaida linked extremists are holding around two hundred kurdish civilians hostage that's according to the russian foreign ministry the kurds in the area have long been trying to protect their homes amid having fighting between jihad as forces and
syrian government troops are supposed to or has the details more than two hundred civilians and let me stress that we're talking here about innocent men women and children all being held hostage by extremists in north eastern. syria now we understand that the hostages are being used as human shields the russian foreign ministry saying that they're mostly from kurdish families whose members are fighting extremists in the region now fighting broke out a few days ago between syrian kurds and al qaeda linked militants in the towns of our of the and rice are along the syrian turkish border this is exactly where i'll notice where and other al qaeda affiliated groups have been operating it looks as if these extremist groups are now literally control there are attempts by the kurds to form some kind of interim government while the al qaida affiliates one to form an islamic state what the fighting shows is that attempts by al qaida to secure
kurdish support has failed although there are some kurdish jihadists of course there are still tensions between the kurdish groups themselves but it seems that at least for now they have found common ground against the extremists turkey of course is looking on with concern it's worried that if they could fight al qaida they will get support from the waist but on the other hand the. syrian national council neither and they have refused to join the turkish backed syrian opposition that has not given them any assurances of promises as to a division of syria off to president bashar assad. some western states including the u.k. have so far backtracked on their arms supplying to the opposition voicing concerns about the threat of extremist in syria but the free syrian army has admitted it will accept help from anyone including al qaida my colleague bill dodd spoke to
rebel army spokesperson document. the situation in syria with the out of position is pretty much complicated if you hear on the that there's lot of the visions within the free syrian army in there of the one that let's say you say it's complicated there are divisions basically you've been hijacked by radical extremists by the likes of al qaida no. you can't so we've been hijacked by the logs of al qaida who. took the advantage yes and they will look brothers are being killed by these torrent and the world is doing nothing about it just sitting back on the backs of us and doing nothing or what will get us there being so you know like anyone who's willing to hold us in advance to take on this torrent we are willing to accept him whether he looks like bin laden what he looks like the u.k. prime minister he says there's too much extremism on the ground there in syria so if extremist groups fighting the government felt supply do you actually fear losing
support of your foreign allies because you know a prime minister of some western country says there's a extremism within the opposition i mean it's still not a justifiable reason not to hold the moderates meanwhile syrian opposition figures are lobbying paris for advanced weapons and them will go to the us is here a national coalition has undergone a series of shift and its leadership but it still lacks unity artist both caught looks at who exactly is fighting president assad. while the opposition are united in their desire to overthrow president bashar al assad that seems to be where their similarity ends the syrian national coalition is the umbrella group recognized internationally as the legitimate representative of the syrian people but they don't represent all factions opposed to a saddle one group operating out of their control for example is the al qaeda linked al nusra front the coalition say they've hijacked the revolution or they've been classed by many in the west as a terrorist organization elsewhere
a separate syrian group affiliated to al qaida helped facilitate a jailbreak in iraq over the weekend freeing high ranking al qaeda operatives infiltrated by foreign fighters are mysteries agenda seems separate from that of the coalition and its even led to infighting on f.s.a. commander was killed by a rival group and the f.s.a. feel they could soon be fighting on two fronts but when we use the phrase opposition exactly who are we talking about well the coalition alone is made up of at least eleven different groups including the muslim brotherhood who have recently called on the us and the e.u. to send arms in the battle with assad while only offering loose guarantees they won't fall into extremist hands there's also the coalition of secular and democratic syrians the syrian democratic people's party supreme council of the syrian revolution and so it goes on the disparate nature of the syrian opposition combined with the presence of islamic extremists means any nation looking to support the rebels are walking
a ten year old tight rope with very few guarantees that any military support won't backfire and actually encourage the one thing that trying to fight elsewhere. red lights a green light half the detainees in guantanamo bay are to receive hearings after years behind bars but the fate of the other is already clear and for release remains unclear more on that after the break. after costing trillions of dollars charge for fighting personal freedoms and ingratiating rent seeking corporations can anyone claim the u.s. in the world is any safer for mean cities plants of terrorists and what is the difference between an act of terrorism in western style humanitarian intervention.
more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. showing corporation to rule the day. good to see good laboratory kirby was able to build its most sophisticated robot which on fortunately doesn't give a darn about anything tim's mission to teach creation why it should care about humans in this this is why you should care what you're only on the r.-g. dot com. welcome back this is artie live from moscow july is already the deadliest month in iraq this year and now another nine policemen have been killed near the city of
mosul the country's constantly plagued by these types of militant attacks but late on sunday al qaeda used a different tactic by allying siege to two for reasons and freeing up two thousand and mates on saturday alone eighty people died the majority of them from bomb attacks in the capital baghdad half as many were killed on sunday including over twenty security officers during those brazen prison assaults the trend continued to monday and tuesday as a country edges over ever closer to its most violent period avar and that was back in two thousand and six and two thousand and seven when tens of thousands were killed an armed man roamed the streets of baghdad this month has already seen over a seven hundred and twenty twenty two deaths journalist and broadcaster neil clark says the u.s. wanted and stable iraq which is why they invaded the country in the first place. this instability to two thousand and three and the illegal invasion when
a secular government which all the countries together was destroyed by the west deliberately and i think that this chaos is all and i think the last thing the west wants is a stable iraq peaceful iraq because at these fleurette will be a regional cleric and they don't want that usa doesn't want a strong iraq israel doesn't want a stronger rats i think this kind of a loss is an icky bombs going off every day i think it suits the west very well in fact temple unfortunately al-qaeda is an ally of the west in many ways in this and so we've got this sort of double game going on where we're told that al qaeda is the great enemy the great threat that western policies are used in the dirty work in a lot of countries in this region we did it in libya and in syria today so i think that the blood the blood shed is on the hands of tony blair and george bush that he a conservative said those of us who protested against your will have blood on our hands the blood is on the hands of the neoconservatives who started this whole thing off of the illegal invasion in two thousand and three. well you can stay up to date with all our stories on air and online as well here's a peek of what's waiting for you on our website but a quarter of the game
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now some of the biggest names in german industry have accused the chancellor of following policies towards russia they were damaging the nation's business interests well johns like lufthansa siemens and volkswagen were among one hundred eighty companies and unions lobbying for their interests in eastern europe the group believes merkel's government is not paying enough attention to its relations with russia and wants to see a new strategy to prevent relations cooling and a further well key to that or closer ties between the markets of russia and the european union was businesses lee it was business leaders also criticizing politicians in the media for their negative portrayal of russia what's now get more on this from r.g.p. all over hello to you peter well. hider well germany is obviously the biggest trading partner in europe what seems to be the problem that
well this report has come out it's been published by the committee on eastern european economic relations now what that is essentially is a group of almost two hundred of the the biggest companies in germany now they were polled about. how they do business and how they see the relationship between between germany and russia with fifty four percent of them saying that the relationship has deteriorated in recent times now fifty percent of those who were polled said the reason for that deterioration was the foreign policy of chancellor angela merkel and the fact that russia hadn't been given the required importance in that foreign policy. germany is russia's major trading partner in europe billions worth of euros of trade between the two countries free every year so it's seriously a quite a big deal economically also this could. a warning shot to
chancellor merkel there is an election coming up in september and her main opposition in that election is. now he has called for a change of attitudes towards russia saying that germany should be less combative and more understanding to its russian partners and this is what's been echoed by the business leaders now they've called for a and you strategy from the government they say that they will welcome a strategy that will lead to close the cooperation and closer integration with the russian market now in order to be able to do that they've set out some key aims prime among those they want to see visas abolished between the two countries not just for those coming on holiday but for those wanting to do business in russia in germany now that could be a tricky subject of course germany is part of the shame ganz own it would be understood would be nice to be seen just how they would go about any kind of it unilateral change there but they can try and force the hands of their partners they
also want to see a trade area established to increase the amount of business that's done between germany and russia and as the director of this committee for eastern european economic relations told me those jobs the generated by the russian market are integrity to germany. our business is really to to have the fundament to have the relationship very close and i cannot make time as we have a lot of energy time is we have thirty percent of our energy comes from russia that is true for germany and for the european union but also we want to export our machinery or cars you know to russia and we do so and have a lot of work in places created in russia one point five million working places in germany depends on the german russian trade. now the group also emphasized the importance of russia and germany cooperating on large scale
projects jim of course hosted a very successful fee for world cup finals in two thousand and six and the group wants to see germans coming over to russia to try and help the twenty eight team final still be held there be just as successful so it seems that russia and ted grill to the economic future of germany the relationship is damaged but there are plans ahead to try and fix it well let's keep thinkers crossed for those plans and for now peter thank you so much for joining us to discuss this issue here oliver warning there. well after years of indefinite detention almost half of the guantanamo prisoners will finally see their cases reviewed the news comes as a hunger strike and in the tour his jail nears its six month legal reviews were actually ordered by president obama more than two years ago but it's only now actual preparations have begun so out of one hundred sixty six prisoners at
a facility seventy one inmates will get paroled style hearings most haven't been charged with anchor because there isn't enough evidence to hold a trial but they were still considered top too dangerous to be released all of the rest only nine have been charged so far six of which are awaiting death penalty trials and three have been convicted of war crimes while eighty six others are also ineligible for reviews because they were cleared for release long ago while all this is a welcome step toward shutting guantanamo it's not enough to make inmates stop hunger striking says john eisenberg one of the prisoners lawyers. in the case of these detainees the statement they're trying to make is stop our indefinite detention and it's inhuman the brutal half of us have been cleared of cleared for release let us go the only way they can express is by hunger striking and it is very much getting the world's attention that's the purpose of it i believe
international pressure i believe pressure from members of the senate and that's happened through letters written by senator feinstein senator durbin and next i hope pressure from the senate committee i hope all of this together will continue to put pressure on the president to do something positive about the problem that guantanamo bay has become. and i'm already is in brief this hour from around the world was started with a chip where the army chief has called for mass rallies in support of the military which wants the power to directly deal with violence and what it calls terrorism it follows a bomb blast outside security have quarters in the city of misurata which killed one person more than twenty were injured including some policeman clashes and gunshots were also reported at rallies in support of the ousted president morsy overnight with at least two people killed. in bulgaria's capital
sofia police have broken through barricades build around the parliament by protesters demanding the government's resignation five people were injured when clashes broke out as police tried to disperse the rally m.p.'s have not returned to work after a hundred officials and journalist were stuck inside the building overnight people have been out in the streets for weeks outraged by what they claim is inaction over corruption and crime. operation last chance has been launched in germany the campaign is offering the public a reward of up to twenty five thousand euros for annie information about surviving former analyses of. that of war crimes in world war two placards depicting the concentration camp have been plastered across cities as authorities tamped to trap the remaining dregs of war criminals who have avoided justice. now how does an act of terrorism defer from western style humanitarian intervention you
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hello and welcome to cross talk we're all things are considered on peter lavelle the ultimate cost benefit analysis assessing the so-called war on terror after costing chileans of dollars sacrificing personal freedoms and ingratiating rent seeking corporations can anyone claim the u.s. in the world is any safer from the insidious plans of keris and what is the difference between an act of terrorism and western style humanitarian intervention . cross-talk terrorism versus interventionism i'm joined by john glaser in washington .