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u.s. whistleblower bradley manning will soon hear his sentence he could face life in prison if found guilty of aiding the enemy. all talk as israeli palestinian negotiations resume after years of failed peace efforts we take a look at the roots of the dead long. and a slowdown in the world workshop as china post modest growth figures will find out whether those predicting a major financial dip are justified. it is two pm in moscow you are watching r t on marina joshie welcome to the program a military judge is set to deliver the verdict on u.s. army whistleblower bradley manning later on tuesday he could spend the rest of his
life in prison if convicted of aiding the enemy is the fans' argues that manning leaked classified documents because you wanted to expose war crimes when it comes to press coverage of the case in the us innocent until proven guilty may not apply are just going to she can explain. guilty before trial much of the u.s. media together with the government have all but convicted bradley manning look at simple if manning did what he did they ought to try him and they ought to put his ass for fight him up because he should be fine as to the fullest extent possible and what is that. you think he should be killed yes. by from prison he got all he jeopardized he jeopardized national security that. we broke the law the president after all the two lander 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 is exposed many
aspects of u.s. foreign policy through his world logs 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 in these with which the crew of a u.s. apache helicopter killed civilians in iraq with the 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 drawn back to of course but more importantly for the public's right to know. but manning supporters are in the minority polls 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 some iraq his wife 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 poor and weak the least got the stuff out scooped all these major media outlets right as the bush administration was ending 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 he was
effectively delivered by the worst 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 for the united states than great the mannings revelations in washington i'm going to check on. manning was responsible for the largest leak of classified documents in u.s. history now let's see how the exposure of those seven hundred thousand cables came about well bradley manning joined the army in two thousand and seven and was deployed to iraq two years later is leaked collateral murder video was shown by we can leak showing u.s. forces killing civilians in iraq and manning was arrested shortly after that video was released and charged for revealing that classified information the public is an got to learn about what the u.s. military did in afghanistan via the afghan diary or more information about u.s.
military operations during the iraq war emerged followed by a series of u.s. diplomatic cables also a week in leaks in march the extent of the charges against the whistleblower became known manning was accused of aiding the. wiki leaks made their next move releasing documents about the guantanamo bay prisoners and the court martial proceedings against a whistleblower began shortly after that with the u.n. saying that he was subject to excessive isolation and cruel treatment during detention a judge did not allow the u.n. torture inspector to testify in the high profile trial finally gondor way for me maryland. to be this. search is. for you know the. parties you. now make sure you are tuned into r t one bradley manning discovers his fate and we covering the adverting announcement for you at seven hundred g.m.t.
israel and the palestinians are holding a new round of peace talks in the u.s. reviving go she shows that have been stalled for almost three years having a long in disappointing history there is already growing skepticism over whether the sides would reach a compromise on the most intractable issues the united states is seeking to broker an agreement on a so-called two state solution under the proposal israel would exist peacefully alongside a new palestinian state created in the west bank and the gaza strip lands occupied by the israelis since nine hundred sixty seven war the major issues that need to be resolved to bring an end to more than six decades of conflict in the borders the future of jewish settlements the fate of palestinian refugees and the status of jerusalem and what's been called a goodwill gesture israel has agreed to release one hundred four palestinian prisoners but mary critics say the two sides are no closer to
a solution parties policy reports from a divided palestinian city where the conflict is rooted. hebron to israeli settlers seen through the barbed wire that protects us of a she's home his is the only outhouse left in the tell the maid a neighborhood in the center 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 no way no way you. did you see what you did you are in your daughters are to russia is a boy you she's daughter she's afraid to visit her father because the sec is throw stones and eggs at her and her children. getting worse my mother was supposed to give birth we called the ambulance but these are early on 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 in 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 boy a she has no choice he spends hours each day walking these well trodden stones to fetch groceries gas or to go to the mosque. or had there are but it was really say they closed the road because they were afraid somebody would smuggle bombs you know i also know how we were supposed to get to our house when 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 road blocks here in hebron the streets are a maze if you palestinian there are some streets palestinians can't use or 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. grady's 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 was the first true city 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 to the jewish people in all the world and only since we've come back because everybody wants access to that holy sorry. if able to go and worship there these radios justify the road closures arguing they protect the cities who live here but palestinians say it's often done for no other reason than to make their lives difficult. in the soldiers prevent me from crossing for no reason it depends on their mood whenever they feel like if they refuse us permission. all of these 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 its push for israeli palestinian peace talks washington has left hamas out of the sort of score the palestinian militant group has governed the gaza strip since two thousand and seven but it has also been classified by some contraries as a terrorist organization they have all of the same from the hamas interior ministry says leaving the group out of talks is a serious mistake. 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 negotiation will fail especially the 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 that right from the palestinian to negotiate and to give up our lands and . policy in constant cases and here in our q want to know what you think about israel palestinian talks so have your say online at r.t. a common let us now now let's take a look at how you've been answering so far. well as you can see in this chart of the overwhelming majority which is ninety percent and somewhat pessimistic in saying that this new round of talks so well bring about a salute a solution and a tiny fraction which is five percent are saying that the talks will lead to even more negotiations the rest of us at this point are split between those who think it could pave the way for a palestinian state and those saying they'll lead to a rollback of israeli settlements of course we want to know what you think on this issue so do all gone to r.t. dot com a lot of snow. coming up deadly drone diplomacy and the run up
welcome back this is r.t. coming to live from moscow now after years of china's rapid growth and development the world's second largest economy appears to be slowing down the government is expecting the lowest rate of economic expansion and more than two decades at seven point five percent some economists are predicting
a grim future saying that growth may dip as low as the rate per say and in the coming years big banks are sounding the alarm over the slowdown which is also complicating global recovery so is china and for financial collapse or are the doomsday predictions overblown artie's business correspondent katie pilbeam breaks it down. 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 what happened chinese whispers that the government is planning to implement a huge spending package to boost the country's gross rushing 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 debt and bad loans now all of this sounds bad it's nothing compared to the situation in europe where the year area is expected to contract and over in the u.s. growth is expected to reach just below two percent and china's spello emerging markets are expected to grow five percent a share in fact remains that while time is some point five percent growth may be ruffling a few feathers most of europe can only dream of being able to fly by. doctors or
some power burke from picking university says that the contraction predicted by barclays is unlikely. i think this this is not realistic at all like this is on a seven point five percent healthy grown and it's actually desired by the government to reduce the overheating economy and the secret now lies in domestic consumers who spend it on mystic spending has to go up the government announced three major. stimulus now and they want to reduce it taxes for small businesses and then not 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 rain wind farms this is a kind of seamy privatize that is an off the railway system a projection of the government it's not a place they want to grow the next ten years with seven point five percent something like this and this is achievable i guess china is still quoting the world economy this what the figure to say it's no that us grew by four percent china
seven point five and this is enough for the charges government at the moment and beijing has been pouring cash into the infrastructure of debt ridden 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 artistic work is going up 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 greece of reserves 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 the 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 will go to china back in two thousand and nine china's cos course the shipping company you least half of greece's largest port happens with 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 board 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 wall 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 and now it's top of the list so as the troika slams greece
with various authority measures and demands a new job cuts and the reduction of salaries china is storming in on a white children force bringing in big business is 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 embarrassed. it's china will just be flexing its muscles you want to spin off or to athens. well you can find more on that story and much more matter to dot com including the sounds grad down on the sex crimes the f.b.i. says it saved one of the five miners from prosecution and arrested one hundred fifty people all the details online for you. as edward snowden remains stranded in moscow airport we'll look out what the future will hold if russia grant him asylum for all the latest on this and more it had to.
right to see. first street. and i think the truth. on our reporters were very. instrumental. in the. well today pakistani lawmakers are set to elect a new president just two months after pakistan the first democratic transfer of power but it seems that no matter the government one controversial issue continues to plague the country the cia led program of drone strikes and with the militant group promising reprisal attacks for each u.s. strike retired senior air force officer and journalist sultan hali says islamabad's hands are tied. the new government which had you know resorted to a lot of it brought it in the run up to the elections especially during the
electoral campaign promise that it'll bring an end to the controversial drone attacks but it seems that there is being a reality check given to the new government by the americans that the aid which comes through. through loans and other things will be stopped unless the government of bugs goes the line so therefore it does appears to be business as usual although the number of drone attacks have in fact increased with the new government coming in that every and only lip sympathy there have been number of protests but there has been nor a stance taken due to pick it up with the u.s. government but a drone strikes bus stop john kerry the u.s. secretary of state is likely to visit this week and maybe it is taken up with them but i personally have very little hope from that because if something had to be done in a concrete manner it would have been done the thing is that the new government taking over it's been nearly fifty days but the number of dead or strikes have
actually increased. and violence in a country continues twelve people have been killed during a taliban assault on a prison holding some of the top leaders in northwest pakistan officials said more than two hundred forty prisoners escaped during the attack which was coordinated by more than one hundred man disguised as officers and squad of suicide bombers the fight went on for over three hours forcing prison officials to call in the army for backup. you know to world news now the body of a driver has been recovered from the wreckage left by a commuter train collision in switzerland thirty five people were hurt when two trains smashed into each other head on near the sea of burnt twenty six are still in hospital but there are no life threatening injuries according to local rail officials the cause of the accident remains unknown. authorities in thailand have closed a coastal area on
a popular tourist island after streaks of crude oil contaminated the shore about fifty tons spilled into the sea saturday morning after a leak sprong at a pipeline more than three hundred workers have been deployed to clean up the oil the nearby area has been declared a disaster zone. a series of powerful explosions has ripped through a propane gas plant in the u.s. state of florida a massive blast continued for about an hour and tore the roof off the building seven people have been injured three of them are in critical condition authorities evacuated people living near the plant at trying to find out what caused the initial explosion. well i'll be back in the just over half an hour in the meantime stay with us for our new reports churches ransacked worshipers slaughtered and women forced to change religion face problems faced by the middle east biggest christian group find out more in a few minutes. sigrid
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you. won't. be. in the pool cairo's. ten year old mina likes to escape from his tiny apartment on to the rooftops there you can see the crosses on top of the local church where policemen enjoy the intensive gyptian heat next to the entrance it's unlikely that mina realizes his father was like a tia humble government employee was killed on this very roof. a sniper's bullet caught him in the chest on that april night of twenty thirty meters father was one of six christians who died in sectarian violence.
we were sitting here all together when dad went up to the roof to check on the church he wanted to know what was going on there and if he had to go and defend it in that moment then he went up there twice the third time he left he didn't come back. he was brought back and lie down here. sister just sitting here on my arm i have an image of jesus christ i like it a lot i also have one of pope shenouda the madonna. move every single tattoo is really important to me. the eldest son cross was short sleeved shirts to show off his tattoos openly displaying your. affiliation to the christian minority in an islamic country can be seen as an act of defiance especially now when such tatoos might easily mock someone as
a potential victim. an old fit weaves its way through cairo's ancient streets early in the morning. a priest of the archangel michael church is late for the first service. it starts at six in the morning to enable believers to pray before they go to work sunday is not a day of rest in egypt. there were people who come to the church to.