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breaking news here on our t.v. more than one hundred people are feared to have been killed in egypt most of them reportedly plug prob muslim brotherhood demonstrators who are said to have been attacked by army supporters and targeted potentially by snipers in cairo. the syrian national coalition agrees to take part in the peace talks of the group meets with the u.n. security council for the first time. and u.s. authorities break a cyber fraud scam worth hundreds of millions of dollars believed to be the largest ever they're now seeking decades in prison for the hungers.
thanks for tuning in this hour on to see cough and of and of course you're watching our team well we begin with our breaking news from egypt it's been a deadly night in cairo where up to one hundred twenty people have reportedly been killed in clashes according to local doctors now most of the casualties are apparently supporters of the ousted president mohamed morsy with some reports suggesting they were deliberately targeted by gunmen local media also claims that thousands were injured during what's believed to be the largest protests in egypt that the country has seen in the past two and a half years now r.t.l. true is in cairo for us. it was a very bloody no here in egypt as clashes erupted in many parts of the country and continue into saturday morning off to these nationwide why do protests broken supports and against the house in need of mohamed morsi what shall i win this is a saying although we haven't completely reports it protested has it tempted to extend their sit in past the area that they had been staying in for the last few
weeks toward security breach at this point security forces then attempted to push them back with t. gas field hospital doctors are reporting people have died and there are a number of injured as well and what we're seeing now is apparently eyewitnesses saying that some people have been coming in with gunshot wounds although we can't confirm whether come by a voice these as well as people having problems with take ash inhalation and it was very chaotic with the engine coming in every five minutes and ambulances the people we own on the back of motorcycles bringing the wounded into the city and now this is also happened in other parts of the country there were violent clashes in the current. sweeny rival protest groups when supporters and opponents of the ousted leader met in the main running point also even people dead this is being very very bloody civilian on civilian casualties we have of course seen massive amounts of tanks here and the military joining the police in attacking people saying or
attacking these citizens of course this comes off the announcement on friday that mohamed morsi would be kept in detention following investigations into charges and that he'd be conspiring against the country with that kind of scenario can i say should a mosque in addition to possibly be responsible for the deaths of the prison guards and offices when he broke out of prison during the eighteen day uprising in two thousand and eleven so this is a very serious serious allegation against the former president you could see him so jail time they said because of course if you the fire and anger by his opponents is and of course islam is group them is the brotherhood who is saying this is a very much a politically driven charge and that this is part of a wider crackdown against the group by the minute sherry no side is backing down many people are dying the violence is continuing leading many to feed that this will only get worse for some additional analysis i want to bring in dr mohammad of
the will as ease the director of the salaam islamic center in california sacramento star welcome to the program some have already described what's going on in egypt in sort of religious overtones essentially alleging that the military crackdown against the muslim brotherhood is in fact a crackdown on islam in general what's your take on that you know. i'm not even going to a dress i'm just a short and to focus on on the core issue here you have a democratically elected president who was overthrown by the by the military in a clearly defined textbook couldn't talk and the military is. doing what it does best going after the supporters of the legitimate president most of whom are actually not members of the muslim brotherhood. there are christians there are liberal socialists groups even some some communist groups that are in the sit in
with the supporters of the president and they're cracking down on them and i'm getting reports of very close friends childhood friends or physicians volunteering in the field hospital telling me that they are counting over one hundred victims and their shift alone over the past eight hours most of them were actually shot in the head and i'm curious i mean if you've been in touch with what people on the ground there you've described some pretty horrific scenes there do you can you envision any sort of a future where the two sides here and can somehow collaborate given the level of violence that we've seen. the the the military has not shown any any group basically. desire any intention or any room for negotiation the supporters of the president morsi are now fearful for their own lives they're fearful for the future of the country if they go back to their own homes they know that the military that has basically shown zero self-restraint is certainly going to go
after the rest of them torture them and this is basically home innocent of the of the nasir era and the crackdown on the muslim brotherhood that took place in the one nine hundred fifty s. what we be sickly see a repetition of that same scenario where the military of egypt cracking down on the on an islamist group we may or may not agree with their policies these but they have renounced violence a long time ago they put them in prison the torture of their members the shoot him dead a group of those members will eventually break off of the muslim brotherhood and adopt a more violent perspectives and this is exactly what happened in then. sixty's seventy's and eighty's and those developments basically to the creation of the international phenomenon of terrorism that we still suffer the ramifications of until the present day what extremely concerns me right now is those young members of the brotherhood seeing the same exact thing feeling that democracy can never bring them to power
that their voices will never be heard that they will eventually resort to violence and then when we have waves and waves of violence of this it's not going to be good for anybody and do you think it's too late to sort of negate and the cycle that the you brought up i mean this potential radicalization of the muslim brotherhood members that has the line but across the century that that this kind of a future well it will definitely appear in your view i'm always hopeful that the level headed people on both sides can always come back and sit down on a table and resolve matters the way civilized people have to resolve them my guess if i if i were to take a completely wild guess here is that the united states of the western world that has always despised the muslim brotherhood and its leadership are basically waiting to see if the egyptian military is going to be able to put it and true to this uprising against them and i think with more and more people dying on the streets it shows that the military is being frantic because it's experiencing that
international pressure so basically the message is unless you get this done as soon as possible and sweep those people out of the streets we might have to take a position against you and i'm hoping that the resilience of the perseverance of people on the streets of cairo and other places in egypt today will send that message to the international community that you cannot side with the military against the will of the egyptian people that it would have what is happening is wrong and once this pressure builds up on the military there might be a chance for them to sit down and possibly arrange for a national referendum on the future of want to see to be followed by by hopefully elections and a. you months with people dying on both sides it's hard to predict this of course one certainly indeed seems to be raining the day in egypt dr mohammed abdul aziz the director of the salaam center in the sacramento california thank you for weighing in with their point of views are. all right we're moving on now in the
egypt on the streets we've seen pictures of violent scenes from cryo and all across as you can see right here some of those injured are children and in fact there are some claims that a thirteen year old boy was killed in alexandria now there are also pictures out there on twitter showing people allegedly firing live rounds at pro morsy protesters unconfirmed reports of course you can't you can of course i log on to our website r t dot com to check out the timeline of the events in egypt that we have for you as well as the compilation of the images some of the most dramatic images and accounts we have gathered from twitter so do log on r.t. dot com.
well moving on to the raging conflict in syria the syrian national coalition had met with the u.n. security council and had agreed to to participate in a geneva peace conference but artie's more important i reports a number of the preconditions still have to be met before any such meeting can actually take place. delegation representing the syrian opposition that is visiting new york promised to attend the geneva two meeting it seems as though the delegation has a lot of. before it will actually arrive that this should be the two meeting it seems as though they want to make sure that syrian president bashar al assad has no authority following the geneva two meeting and another precondition possibly that we could that was spoken about by the by the french envoy was the fact that once
the transitional government is established that that transitional government would have full authority over the security of the military in syria as russian ambassador to the u.n. really underscored here is that all this talk of prevent the geneva two meeting from actually moving forward and taking place understand everybody has gone tax with the national committee with the supreme council of the kurds of syria but there is. an understanding has not yet been achieved among them to be jointly represented presented to. the syrian opposition would like to receive the weapons in arms and military aid that the obama administration recently promised to provide to the rebels fighting against syrian president bashar al assad many ask why would washington be shipping more weapons in. the civil war it is now we see two and a half years france's envoy to the u.n.
i just spoke to the media and said that the vast majority of you had member states already recognize mr jardine as the sole representative of the syrian people legally i don't know how that they're happening within the u.n. there there can't be official recognition of someone that is not a head of state or without it being processed within the united nations also with some experts are questioning is the overall legitimacy of the syrian national coalition critics say the group has no power and lots of them and recognition inside of syria. eugene per head activist for the answer anti-war coalition says the syrian rebels are willing to negotiate only when they harm the upper hand the united states and the united kingdom france other western nations have really made clear that they will only accept the fall of assad and despite the fact that they continually try to say that they're for peace negotiations it seems at every turn whether it's sending arms to the rebels whether it's in them quote unquote non-lethal aid money in general supporting the gulf countries that are also
supporting them that really all of the talk about peace is disingenuous and unlike russia and other countries they seem very. determined to push forward the syrian rebels as the new leadership of the country regardless of the situation on the ground when the russian the united states were originally trying to promote the geneva two conference we saw that the syrian rebels essentially said that they had no intention of negotiating until the situation on the ground changed that is until they gained the military upper hand so from their perspective they seem only willing to negotiate if the military situation allows them to have the upper hand in negotiations but if they seem to be losing the war if it seems that support for them inside of the country is dropping all of a sudden they have no desire to negotiate and they only want to continue to push war which is the subtext of this entire meeting where on the sidelines they have been pushing for more and more military aid from the united states and for it to come significantly quicker. christoper tina who is an analyst for a public opinion and political strategy web page believes that the u.s.
involvement in syria could potentially create another iraq. there are so many factions that have so much influence with this coalition and even the assad government has brought in others outsiders if you will to sort of prop up their government that there doesn't seem to be any particular group that can claim to be in charge or one side or the other the whole situation is become balkanize the last thing people in america one is to get into another situation our rock which is very confusing we never really pick the side. to be on that seem to be the right side and ten years after our invasion they're so good there doesn't seem to be any kind of coalition no around a governing body that all iraqis can agree on as far as most americans are concerned this is just another big mess to stay with us here in our tease still ahead to washington says it's moving towards closing the guantanamo bay prison by sending two inmates back to algeria and as we hear later on in the program their
future in that country may not exactly work out for the better also we'll report on how some folks in venezuela are turning to so-called self-defense groups to quell the danger of staggering street crime as a police proved to be powerless in that country. on the money with the business of russia. choose your language. of choice because we know if they feel some of us. choose to use the consensus you can. choose the opinions that invigorating to. choose the stories that impact your life choose be access to your office or.
story. of. the service is underway in kiev's main cathedral to mark the arrival of the st andrew's cross a symbolic relic that has united nations of ancient russia president vladimir putin is in the capital for the festivities let's cross now live to who is there for us. thanks so much for joining me i know it's
a beautiful day behind you this certainly looks gorgeous what's happening in kiev right now. one of the most religious festivities you have seen in the last several years of course russia. more than one thousand years. and hundreds of thousands of people have flocked here as you mentioned president. north of here today we have of course the ukrainian president. president presidents are all here but of course there's hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and just people who flock here from all over russia other countries to see that very relic. cross which is one of the main relics in. moscow for several days it made its way all the way from greece on a special train it was in moscow for several days where hundreds of thousands of people have paid their respects of course that is a relic of utmost importance that it came here to the cuban make its way to balance
. of course also their respects there is well. now this is course is not the only. reason why cities are taking part. because one thousand and twenty five years ago it was here and it was adopted as official religion. and then spread its way across. the slavic lands of course that is said to be the main point all of these important celebrations for orthodox church in russia and in neighboring countries as well and religious festivities aside i do want to talk about politics very briefly curious relations between russia and the ukraine of course haven't always been so great and president putin expected a warm welcome today. well of course as you mentioned there have been several you can see conflicts that russia and ukraine have participated in over the past
several decades the orange revolution which increasingly saw ukraine pushing its way. away from russia in two words europe and actually you can say the geographic location of crane is one of the reasons why finds itself. between east and west between russia and europe of course there are people in ukraine who a look looking west they're looking at europe and they're thinking. it's in the european union that they are their attention and their priorities lie. in the european lifestyle they want to see some of the values but primarily the people that we have spoken to on the matter they say it's the seeming comfortable living life in europe that they want. to adopt at the same time of course russia and ukraine share a lot of cultural story and of course there are. a lot of critics. of the countries step away from russia turn its back on russia and. risking
basically diluting its national identity and losing a very palpable a very real friend and neighbor and of course partner in russia. thanks for that update. u.s. prosecutors have charged a group of hackers with stealing more than three hundred million dollars in what's been dubbed as america's largest cyber fraud case the center get could now face decades behind bars or blake has more. we had five guys four russian nationals and one ukrainian man who over the course of around seven years were able to penetrate a number of the networks of leading financial institutions banks all sorts of systems where very important information was being stored over the course for several years those men broke into the databases allegedly took a sensitive information and in the end u.s. prosecutors now say that those five men were able to compromise roughly one hundred
sixty million credit cards causing upwards of three hundred million dollars of damage they were able to elude authorities for around seven or eight years now but actually masterminding this operation itself took a lot of very careful planning now of the five men that are believed involved in this each one kind of had a separate little niche that they would specialize in for instance were experts when it came to penetrating computer networks others would go into these networks after they were compromised in mind for even more would build up very very sophisticated internet networks to be able to communicate anonymously so by having different specialists in different sectors they were all able to to put the pieces together and cause millions of dollars hundreds of millions of dollars worth of damage and affect people around the globe two of them were arrested one of them has since been extradited from the netherlands the other one is awaiting extradition and three of them are at large so once they are brought to the u.s. and tried to see could be looking at likely decades in prison. that was unsealed
thursday this week it all stems from a previous investigation that began a few years ago and did with the conviction of an american computer hacker who is currently serving several decades behind prison for a similar crime. well time for a brief world update and we begin in brazil are violent rallies broken out in the city of south alright police have used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse over three hundred protesters at the end saying banks and vehicle belonging to a television company there. comes amid demonstrations in rio de janeiro where people have voiced their discontent over corruption the protests follow last months on rest when thousands of taken to the streets in anger at a crippled social system and rising transportation use. the fate of whistleblower bradley manning is about to be decided as his seven weeks long trial comes to him and a military judge is due to rule on the charges after closing arguments were heard
now manning has already admitted to ten of the twenty two crimes he's accused of but not the most serious one that of aiding the enemy the former private faces life in prison for what is considered to be the largest ever leak of secret u.s. government documents. at least one person has been killed in violent rallies in tunisia following the assassination of a prominent leftist politician the opposition leader was shot dead in front of his home by two unknown men officials have meanwhile blamed al-qaeda linked extremists for the attack it's estimation has triggered mass protests across the country. thousands of soldiers and dozens of tanks and rocket launchers separated through pyongyang's main square this is to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the we have a war the country's leader kim young loon witnessed this show from a podium as troops salute him while passing by military parades are sometimes used to undermine the military power of north korea with tension reigning high with its southern neighbor. that as well may be seen as a safe haven or
a potential one for the u.s. whistleblower on the run edward snowden but for many of its citizens the country is far from safe with street crime and robberies reaching record highs some residents are even forming armed self-defense groups to protect themselves or just picks up the story. of the old. election campaign may have been based on the lead. but if you want to major issue in israel is a new president could be credited for bringing to the forefront it's the country's lack of security. you can be abducted even from your own home there's no safety in our country government figures show more than sixteen thousand people were killed in venezuela in two thousand and twelve an increase of fourteen percent from the year before and a murder rate of fifty five point two per hundred thousand inhabitants one of the highest in the world making the high crime rate public enemy number one there rob and beat us my father was killed near his home four years ago entered
a collective us or collectives organizations that initially emerged as left as revolutionary groups driven by ideology determined to confront a society's ills today they're known either as protectors of the community or violent vigilante groups depending on whom you ask we need that is also known as now a senior member of the collective or. some time ago american imperialism that has infiltrated latin america in venezuela in particular cause massive spread of drugs across our territory we have to combat this disease that's when the movement of power or kiddy venti protests and they're all started we also start of a two part models urban groups that fight drug trafficking and violence we clean up the streets so-to speak. now we're here and they are called back at the us and there are a lot of shantytowns here and it's very pro who got chavez and also from my
daughter that's also home to a very strong leftist activism and people here tell me that they don't welcome the police they don't want to see him here because they say that the police here are corrupt instead they have groups armed groups called the collective us who maintain security in this area maybe going after drug traffickers but it's widely believed that at times they also resort to lethal means some locals say however that there's no alternative for now police corruption has been so rampant that in two thousand and nine the government even admitted that twenty percent of crimes were committed by crooked cops but the clearly proclaimed role as protector may be challenged as nicholas pushes his secure fatherland plan deploying some three thousand troops into the streets of caracas let's take the example of the quality was they might help the government one day they might become of allied with local mafias on the next day mr nikola the new president chavez out of the scene is certainly going to
have much greater difficulty in bringing them under the sway of government policies and government orders he's definitely getting into very very difficult waters in there because if he sends at least forces trying to control them that will definitely create scenes of violence of those scenes of violence can turn very ugly and now we're in the hot seat having pledged to make tackling crime a personal priority a promise he'll be held to by a politically divided population united by a desperate desire for peace of mind to answer syria r t. the back with more news in about thirty minutes time on the money is up next stay with us.
i've talked with many times about the absurd things going on all around us like kids being thrown out of school because they had a gun that shoots bubbles or various people getting punished for their tweets and facebook posts it's all really abstract it's hard to truly get angry over until you see the results or playing a stupid video game just carter sarcastically said to someone who called him crazy oh yeah i'm real messed up in the head i'm going to go shoot a bunch of kids at school l.o.l. j k. and for this bit of sarcasm he spent quite some time awaiting trial in a texas prison not only that according to his father he was being attacked brutally on many occasions leading to both to pull concussions and black eyes and in the end he had to be thrown into solitary confinement for his own good you see this is the ugly reality of those who fought the bad side of political correctness you know i don't talk about these stories just for fun the main thing i'd like to say is that it wasn't for some anonymous coward in canada turning him into the authorities for doing absolutely nothing this young man would not have to live with the memory and
possible injuries from numerous assaults to the anonymous canadian who turned him in i sarcastically wish you a horrible fate but you probably get me arrested for it so just say that it's people like you who allow tyranny to exist but that's just my opinion. hello and welcome to on the money where the business of russia is business i'm peter lavelle what will define russia's presidency of the g. twenty where the most important global economies work in unison to solve the world's most demanding economic challenges or will it be an exercise in kicking the can down the road with each country guarding national interest and why should the emerging market world really take notice of the g seven.