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the u.s. whistleblower bradley manning will soon hear his sentence he could face life in prison if found guilty of aiding the enemy while america's mainstream press has apparently already delivered its verdict. all talk as ill fated israelis israeli palestinian negotiations resume after years of failed peace efforts we take a look at the roots of the deadlock. and cooling down with china posing modest growth figures we find out whether those predicting a major financial slowdown are justified. thanks for tuning in this hour i'm lucy cough and of and watching our team well
a military judge is set to deliver the verdict on u.s. army whistleblower bradley manning later on tuesday the young man could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted of aiding the enemy and his defense meanwhile argues that manning had leaked the classified documents because he wanted to expose war crimes there's artie's gain extra can reports the u.s. media may have already made manning guilty in the court of public opinion guilty before trial much of the us media together with the government have all but convicted bradley manning look it's simple if many did what he did they ought to try him and they ought to put his ass for fun because he should be fun as to the fullest extent possible and what is that. you think he should be killed us. by from prison here he jeopardized he jeopardized national security that. we broke the law the president after all the commander in chief called him guilty before he years before he was on trial that's under command influence to the judge
in this trial who is a military officer in thousands of leaked documents bradley manning has exposed many aspects of u.s. foreign policy through his warlock's the public has learned about war crimes committed by the u.s. in iraq and afghanistan perhaps best illustrated by the leaked collateral murder video this classified footage showed the ease with which the crew of a u.s. apache helicopter killed civilians in iraq we see protesting support of bradley manning throughout the country you come across demonstrations of supporting places like this restaurant slash bookstore and watching people and their supporters not so much for many visiting to be told that too of course but more importantly for the public's right to know. but manning supporters are in the minority poll show that the majority of americans consider manning a traitor who cares whether the army killed some innocent people or not over in iraq we you know we don't want to we don't want to be a part of that we're very uncomfortable so if it's
a complex issue and it's uncomfortable americans generally will pull back from it and it allows the media to fill that gap and portray bradley manning as a traitor it's been all too easy to label bradley manning a traitor perhaps because his revelations had to do with the u.s. government's wrongdoings abroad. polls show that americans are more sympathetic to snowden perhaps because these revelations are about their rights their civil liberties so they care more when it's over iraq his rights they apparently care less some argue that politics and timing have also played a role in the media coverage of bradley manning's case this it happened during the war and he was. the least got the stuff out scooped all these major media outlets right as the bush administration was ending and the war was still an issue and something that was wrong the american psyche might be something different but we're short attention span people so three four five years later he's
a traitor three four five years ago he might have been a hero the main narrative that the us government has pushed forward and it was effectively delivered by the us media was that many revelations have endangered us national security but the conversation that's been avoided is that perhaps the government's killing of civilians with drones and otherwise has generated more enemies with the united states than greatly manning's revelations in washington i'm going to check on. manning was responsible for the largest leak of classified documents in u.s. history so let's take a look at how the exposure of those seven hundred thousand cables came about now bradley manning joined the army in two thousand and seven he was deployed to iraq two years later he had leaked the collateral murder video was released by wiki leaks showing u.s. forces killing civilians in iraq now later manning told adrian lamo about leaking those classified documents and the men gave their chat logs to the government as a result manning was arrested and charged and those chat transcripts were published
then the afghan war diary was released with manning moved to solitary confinement in the united states more revelations about the iraq war and a series of u.s. diplomatic cables that followed amnesty international said manning received humane inhumane treatment in confinement in march the extent of the charges were actually revealed. now a un torture official was denied a meeting with manning in jail and wiki leaks released documents about the quantum of a prisoners although those revelations aren't manning a nobel peace prize nomination the court martial proceedings against him began shortly after that with the u.n. saying that he was subject to excessive eyes elation and cruel treatment during his detention a judge did not allow the un torture expected to testify as manning's attorneys wanted all charges dropped more information about manning's treatment emerged and the judge had ruled that his conditions were harsher than necessary manning receives credit for one hundred twelve days served during pretrial confinement as a high profile trial finally got on the way underway in fort meade maryland. to
find out how americans feel about manning and what he did fort meade maryland is where bradley manning learns his fate but new york city is where we are giving citizens the opportunity to weigh in on his story you see we set up an open mike and in the four hours it's been available we've only found four people who know bradley manning is three only willing to comment about the circumstances surrounding the former army intelligence analyst that downloaded and leaked hundreds of thousands of u.s. classified documents i don't quite know what enemy we were aiding he was aiding and was in the espionage. no because he didn't give it to a foreign government he made it public so i don't really believe that the charges fit what he did he release this information to the american people who the army and
all the government claiming to represent releasing information to the general public is consider releasing it to the to the enemies. of the state then i guess in some ways they consider the disability and the enemies of the state his intentions were. were to kind of be some type of hero to the american people so i think intentionally he wasn't trying to aid the enemy we all claim to appreciate our service men but i think we should also appreciate the service men that will are sometimes willing to break the chain of command to do what's right for the people who are there claiming to fight for and we do as i respect that and i really really appreciate it while opinion surrounding bradley manning's actions do differ nearly everyone agrees that he has sacrificed his own life in order to bring information to the public that they otherwise might never have known reporting from new york marina we're not our team. manning has already pled guilty to ten lesser charges
related to giving secret documents to wiki leaks the prosecution says that it was done with malicious intent and that the gravely harmed u.s. national security denver next who has written a book about manning says there's no evidence of that and he believes the whistleblower doesn't deserve to spend life in prison there's no hard evidence that i've ever seen that american lives were lost to a direct result of a bradley manning late there's no question that the army is overcharging this case that he does not deserve to be you know executed as by the rise of the rest of his life in prison bradley manning has offered to plead guilty basically to ten lesser charges that would lead him in prison for twenty years so that by the time he got out he would have spent almost a half of his life in prison it would have been a prison almost for as long as he's been alive. today and make sure you tune into r t one bradley manning discovers his fate of course we'll be covering that party for you at seventeen hundred g.m.t. . this is her third in the.
army sitting in. israel and the palestinians are holding a new round of peace talks in the united states reviving negotiations that have been stalled for almost three years having a long and disappointing history there's already growing skepticism over whether the sides could reach a compromise on the most intractable issues but the united states is seeking to broker an agreement on a so-called two state solution in which israel would exist peacefully alongside a new palestinian state created in the west bank and the gaza strip lands occupied by the israelis since the one nine hundred sixty seven war that the major issues that need to be resolved to bring an end to more than six decades of conflict include the borders the future of jewish settlements the fate of palestinian refugees and the status of jerusalem and what's been called a good will gesture israel has agreed to release one hundred four palestinian
prisoners but many critics say the two sides are no closer to a solution party's policy or reports from a divided palestinian city where the conflict is rooted. in hebron to israeli settlers seen through the barbed wire that protects. his is the only arab house left in the told we made a neighborhood in the same type of ancient hebron. she lives on one side of the street across from him his sickly neighbors who he watches only through this video camera afraid of what would happen if he didn't this you are whore go away who are no way you. did you see what you did you are a whore and your daughters are to russia is a boy you she's a daughter she's afraid to visit her father because the second is throw stones and eggs at her and her children. it's getting worse when my mother was
birth we called the ambulance but these are very young we did not give permission for them to get close to the house so my father and my brothers carried my mother out on the chair she gave birth and the chair and the newborn baby died but it's not only ambulances who refuse permission to drive down this road no palestinian is allowed to use a vehicle here seventy eight year old she has no choice he spends hours each day walking these well trodden stones to fetch groceries gas or to go to the mosque. had euro but it was really say they closed the road because they were afraid somebody would smuggle bombs i asked them how we were supposed to get to our house and they said you can buy a donkey so i told them people are flown to the moon and you want me to buy a donkey or you go home by car. palestinians in hebron are no strangers to roadblocks here in hebron the streets are a maze if you're palestinian there are some streets palestinians can't use at all
others they can walk on but not drive and still others they can access only with a permit it's to make sure the seven hundred israelis who live among two hundred thousand palestinians in hebron can move around safely although his brand is the second oldest and largest palestinian city it's also the second most holy site to jews after the western wall for it's a first person in the land of israel this is the very roots not only of judaism but of monotheism. just down the road it's the second holiest site of the jewish people in all the world and only since we've come back this everybody who wants access to that holy sorry. if able to go in and worship there these radios justify the road closures arguing they protect the settlers who live here but palestinians say it's often done for no other reason than to make their lives difficult. often the soldiers prevent me from crossing for no reason it depends on their mood whenever they feel like if they refuse this commission. all of abu ayyub she's arab
neighbors have left this part of hebron the city has made their lives a living hell but he says he's taking a stand one step at a time. r.t. hebron. now in his push for israeli palestinian peace talks washington has left hamas one of the biggest players out of the score for some this raises fears about whether any deal can be struck say in front of the hamas interior ministries as the new talks are destined to fail. actually this is a new call for the palestinian israeli negotiation is coming from the american administration so they can want to make some. in this special that mr obama didn't do anything in this case it during the last period these negotiation will fade especially that israelis will give nothing for the palestinians and the only thing they're looking for their security. and my sort of medicine and. actually
is not given the right to from the palestinian to negotiate and to give a glance and. policy in constant cases now we want to know what you think about the israel palestinian talks you can have their say on line r.t. dot com let's take a look at how you've been voting so far so for those of you who have logged on and cast their ballots ninety percent here the majority as you can tell are not optimistic you think that a new round of talks approved fruitless as always now about four percent in the purple right here believes that they would offer enough goodwill for further talks all the votes were split between those who think that passed a path towards a palestinian state and those who are saying they'll see a rollback of israeli settlements not too late to vote on tarty dot com and cast a ballot. coming up drones and polling politics in the run up to the presidential elections on manned flights by the u.s. are keeping pakistan on edge with counter drone tactics just as important as the
economics in the political race. after decades of rapid development china the world's second largest economy appears to be slowing down it has been expanding furiously since the one nine hundred ninety s. boasting the and annual rate of around ten percent its latest performance at a little less seven point five percent now that has said some economists who forecast a grim future saying china's growth may dip to as low as three percent in the coming years big banks like barclays and society in general are sounding the alarm over the slowdown which is also complicating global recovery efforts we consider of that are parts of europe are dealing with flat or even negative growth right now the fuss over china may be overblown artie's business correspondent katie pilbeam explains. tyner despite enjoying phenomenal growth over the last three decades is not immune to the overall global slowdown and as an economy reliant on external investment and demand the cracks are beginning to show. as it currently
stands a chinese economy is expected to grow to seven point five percent by their standards having enjoyed a nearly ten percent average growth for the past thirty years now some point five percent is certainly not a disaster this figure acquaints of the whole of switzerland economy one of the wealthiest countries in europe so china's growth was to stay at this rate because you would be adding the whole of the swiss economy to its balance sheet every year but nevertheless the economy is slowing so what is being done to get the chinese economy to accelerate a bit more and avoid this three percent scenario well there have been chinese whispers that the government is planning to implement a huge spending package to boost the country's gross flushing out a new railway as an infrastructure the government also intends to dig itself out of debt most of the country's risk comes from having high deaths in bad loans now all of this sounds bad it's nothing compared to the situation in europe whether your
area is expected to contrast and over in the us growth is expected to reach just below two percent and china's fellow emerging markets are expected to go five percent this year the fact remains that while china is some point five percent growth may be ruffling a few feathers most of europe can only dream of being able to fly high well as get more insight on china and its global impacts from dr thoughts and pattern work from peking university serve thank you for taking the time to speak with us china's economy is cooling down or should we be worried. no there is nothing i should do or about what i believe seventy seven point five percent is still a healthy growth and it's actually desired by the government to reduce the overheating economy and the secret knowledge lies in domestic. and the spend it in a mystic spending has to go up and that is a part you know had to had but no i mean the government announced three major.
stimulus now and they want to reduce it taxes for small businesses and then on the export they want to balance the currency a little bit so that export is still working explore and they want to set up the railway and farms this is a kind of seamy prevent transmission of the railway system. and i'm curious then we've heard in the previous report that barclays had said that china's growth could dip to three percent what's behind that prediction do you think i think this this is not realistic at all like this is m z well there is a projection of the government it's not a freeze they want to grow the next ten years with seven point five percent something like this and this is achievable i guess. also curious you know much of europe is still in recession now look at chinese investment you think help it get back on track one of the country's booming but there are a lot of koans in the right and the funds to call it in china or tech money goes
into you know big burden forwards acts and governments and there stood too many cheap loans in the army so this has to be reviewed but i'm curious. and curious about china's investment in europe potentially i mean you're saying that the seven point five growth figure for china is ok so china's doing well it's on track could china help europe you think get out of its financial mess at the moment. oh yes definitely i mean like this and this and so much are going on right now about it but this. train. of course you know this like the tax on the. economic spending and so there's still some disputes you know in china i should also be very careful with the europeans because they're getting very nervous of others. and what do you think the impact of the chinese growth rates are on the world economy well china is still pulling the wool economy. this what to think are say right it's no that us grew by four percent china seven point five
this is enough for the charges government at the moment that's what they say all right dr thorson pattern work from taking university thanks for that yes and beijing's been pouring cash into the ailing infrastructure that's greece making it a gateway for investment and trade between china and europe on top of that china has become a priority market for the greek food business r.t.c. group is going to has more. this is not the set of a movie about the post-apocalyptic world but the old international airport this is what six years of recession twenty seven percent of unemployment and billions of euro in debt look like this important very will be the perfect reflection of the greek economy and since its creditors or the troika demand that greece of reasons nearly seventy billion dollars by the year twenty twenty two it has to sell off its state assets and here is where the chinese come in beijing is only planning to purchase this abandoned facility but is also looking at leasing the current working international airport it's also attracted other countries like russia and the u.s.
but there is a great chance that that deal me also go to china back in two thousand and nine china's costco's the shipping company you least half of this largest happens for thirty five years and local authorities say it's completely revitalized it's a win win situation great business for costco and millions of euro in tax revenues for greece in fact things have been going so well athens is now considering leasing the second half of the port beijing is once again interested pledging to turn it into the number one seat in the mediterranean from here chinese products are put on trains and then distributed throughout the e.u. so there are no prizes for guessing who wants to snap up the greek railways as well but this chinese takeaway doesn't end all the infrastructure greek food products or virgin all of all to be exact are stirring up an appetite in china last year the country became greece's number four export market and officials here say they used to think it was a long term priority announce top of the list so as the troika slams greece with
various austerity measures and demands a new job cuts and the reduction of salaries china is storming in like on a white children for springing big business said it's considering covering some of the debt which is great news and a great opportunity for the greek economy and given that many other southern e.u. countries are also in donors. shona would just be flexing its muscles you would disapprove or to athens. pakistan has just gone through the first ever democratic transfer of power and it's not over yet the country's parliament is now set to choose a replacement for the outgoing president asif zardari and with an anti drone group promising reprisal attacks for each u.s. strike defense analyst dr maria sultan says that if the new leader wants to rebuild the country they must start by stopping unmanned attacks but the current government there are two priority areas for state highlighted for their term in office one is the energy or the interview or the economic development of box on second is the
security situation in the country and the security situation in the country is directly linked to the war against terrorism and the role of box on the speed stability in afghanistan and most importantly getting rid of the draw in pakistan's entire population which is eight hostage to the drone attacks has got no recourse to any kind of response from these strong attacks and they are illegal they have no basis in fact that the united states is carrying out these operations and has been carrying out these operations under the cia gives them no legal recourse to actually carry them out in pakistan either according to the pakistani national domestic law or as for the international drones in effect actually helping in stopping or winning the winds or the hearts of the people but in in effect are actually bringing the people to from whom you want to secure them from the acts of terrorism or even from the threat of terrorism actually sliding over in terms of empathy going to withstand risk groups because they believe that they are the ones fighting for them and that's the dangerous thing that's the thing which you want to stop any counterterrorism strategy that the masses should stand with the state.
the terrorist groups. and violence in that country continues taliban militants led a massive assault on the prison to free some of their top leaders in the northwest over two hundred forty prisoners escaped during the attack coordinated by more than one hundred men and sixty suicide bombers the fight went on for over three hours forcing prison officials to call in the army for backup. in other world news a driver's body has been recovered from the wreck left by a commuter train collision in switzerland thirty five people were injured after two trains smashed into one another head on just south of foreign on monday evening investigators are still trying to find the cause of the accident. parties in thailand have closed the coastal area on a popular tourist island after streaks of crude oil contaminated the shore about fifty tons built into the sea off rayong province saturday morning after
a leak sprung in a pipeline operated by a subsidiary of the state owned gas company more than three hundred workers have been deployed to clean up the oil the nearby area has been declared a disaster zone. just ahead for you prime interest stay with us. wealthy british study done. time to explain the.
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we'll hear. reporting from the world talks about six of the c.r.t.c. interviews intriguing story to tell you. troy arabic for a visit or a big old t.v. . good afternoon and welcome the prime interest i'm perry and boring and i'm barbara bush and here's the stories that we're tracking today. two q e or not to q e that is the question now that it's clear fed chairman bernanke he is out as of next january two front runners are being floated by the mainstream media these would be very summers and janet yellen we've profiled summers before and noted his complete mismanagement of the harvard endowment and he is nowhere near the glib politician
bernanke so why some are well it's quite simple and openly critical of the fed's monetary wanted jazz and has much more keen on fiscal stimulus and on the other side we have janet yellen a close bernanke you confidant and someone who is likely to keep the monetary pedal to the metal as long as possible the wall street journal reports only today that she has that pressure and economic prognosticator however parian dug into transcripts of meetings pre-crisis and came to a different conclusion show profile janet yellen in just a bit. and scandal after scandal is already precipitating a j.p. morgan exit from the commodities market but now goldman sachs and morgan stanley are in the limelight as well who have been key players for decades the fed is already reviewing special exemptions they gave banks to dominate these margrave's a decade ago but given the recent spotlight ill. it's like the two banks are getting ahead of the curve and thinking to spin off their commodities division
finally you probably heard of g.d.p. well the bureau of economic analysis which compiles a figure decided it wasn't happy with the calculation as so the ministry of economic truth in this decided it's going to rewrite history and revised every g.d.p. figure going back to the one nine hundred twenty nine yes that would be the very year when celebrated economists are going fisher said the stock market had reached a permanently high plateau prober it we'll talk about author wrote john ralston saul about the decline of western civilization in a minute. or less gets you what's in your i'm interest.