tv Headline News RT September 1, 2013 10:00am-10:30am EDT
the world holds its breath out of the possible intervention in syria as president obama called for military action but it was looking for approval from congress while the secretary of state blamed the u.s. has evidence of the use of sarin gas. that's the russian president appeals to the american leader as a nobel peace prize laureate warning him over the grave consequences of a campaign against syria. and also this hour hike of radiation of the freakishly minute that blonde levels are eighteen times higher than previously thought which could prove lethal within four pounds.
the latest news on the week's top stories we're watching that we create here on r c with me you national problem thanks for joining us the u.s. president wants to launch a military strike on syria but he will still win a domestic political battle for that to happen barack obama is seeking congressional approval for that attack and congress will consider it also time for the ninth washington wants to punish damascus for an alleged chemical attack but the evidence is so far presented has left much to the world and convinced among those from his marina puerto. obama said although he does believe that he has the authority to carry out a military attack without approval from congress he feels that the country would be strengthened by a public debate on the matter now the u.s. leader says that he feels absolutely comfortable carrying out a military attack against syria without the approval of the u.n. security council according to international law and a military strike taken needs approval from the security council and a resolution to be adopted but u.s.
officials believe that any security draft resolution allowing for the use of force against syria would be vetoed by russia and or china now obama says washington's planned military strike against the mask is not time sensitive meaning it could happen one week from now or one month from now but ultimately the u.s. president says that the syrian government of bashar al assad will pay consequences for allegedly using chemical weapons after careful deliberation i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets and should not be an open ended intervention we would not put boots on the ground. instead it would be designed to be limited duration and scope the white house released assessment of this use of chemical weapons on august twenty first and a countless amount of experts were not convinced by the intelligence that's been presented no where in the report did the us confirm that assad the the assad
government used chemical weapons instead the four page report used wording such as we assess with high confidence or multiple streams of intelligence indicate that this week also saw america's major ally britain opting out of military intervention in syria and nato also said it would not be participating in a potential military strike in the meantime the u.n. investigation team that recently returned from damascus has announced that atta lising the samples from the site of the alleged syria chem syrian chemical attack will take up to three weeks and many countries as well as the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon have asked that no military action be taken before u.n. experts present their conclusions. in the schools who are keeping track of everything that's going on around the world after the two u.s. announcement on syria social media reaction acts but analysis and fresh updates
waiting for you on. obama wanted to strike syria without consulting congress at changed his mind at the last minute that decision is in line with public opinion one poll showed that eighty percent of americans believe the president should get the stamp of approval before military action but the majority of people in the u. are still don't want their country attacking syria while more than twenty percent are actually in favor of military action over those who participated in a reuters poll are against it and even if assad is implicated in using chemical weapons only thirty percent want the u.s. to then a tux. air france and turkey are the only ones who are backing washington on this the british parliament said now and most of syria's neighbors declined to provide support and shamus smell is an associate editor at the guardian newspaper he thinks the focus shouldn't be on chemical weapons but on ending the conflict altogether
one of the risks of this action and one of the reasons people oppose it not only that it won't achieve what it is aiming to do but will actually increase killing and spread the war but that not only the syrian government but its supporters both states and non-state actors in the region may well take retaliatory action but i think what really is missing from this debate at the moment is a serious focus on bringing the entire conflict to an end because the problem for most syrians is not chemical weapons however gruesome that may have been on this or even other occasions the problem is the huge scale of conflict death and destruction that has taken place in syria in what has become an increasing be vicious sectarian war despite the fact it will be more than a week until the u.s. congress sets to make a decision on intervention in syria america's military in the region is already waiting for the green light to strike its naval forces in the mediterranean have
been boosted to five destroyers and phoebus assault ship with hundreds of marines on board officials stress the troops are not part of any military planning and just a precaution but destroyers pack some serious firepower each of them carries up to ninety tomahawk cruise missiles and they can strike see where it from a safe distance while dealing massive damage to the country syrian president bashar al assad says he is ready to deal with any external aggression or if a notion is gauging the mood in damascus for us. i followed obama's message from the white house i was that evening with syrians and i had a very good opportunity a chance to see their vivid reaction to their to read their faces and to see all the developments of emotions and feelings that i have to say that if at the beginning of a bomb a speech people were a nerd. and of course for obviously what i saw at the end
of the message from america was relieved what i saw in people's eyes because the president said that the u.s. should take a minute to response to chemical weapons use in syria and that could happen tomorrow next week or next month he'll see congress' approval for attack in syria and that manned delay for everybody here and many here are too good as legs that strategy they say congress is unlikely to a group interaction against syria and so there's a strike they've been waiting for several recent days and they this pressure had they been leavin after first announced about the possible strike against syria they can now forget about that at least for some time. and you could for the aussies worry if an ocean on twitter she was posting on the latest from damascus forus and earlier today she was reporting heavy artillery fire
on the campus. of the in the. the u.s. beating its rule drums have sponsored warnings and harsh criticism in mosco president putin said washington's assessment of the assad government to chemical attack against its own people is utter nonsense thomas has more now on russia's reaction. moscow has been very busy this week urging the west not to intervene in the situation in syria vladimir putin spoke on the situation saying that the idea of the assad regime using chemical weapons that in country is ridiculous saying the situation on the ground just does not allow for it he said that the g twenty summit this week is a good place for the global leaders to discuss the situation in syria he also called on president obama as a nobel laureate not just as a fellow head of state
a winner of the nobel peace prize to consider his actions and what it would mean for military intervention and more loss of life in the country the president said of course russia is against the idea of the use of chemical weapons but in this case that the global community needed to wait for the u.n. to do its job and then present evidence to the u.n. security council and then they would decide how to react in a lawful manner according to international laws and what he had to say about that when it comes to the stance of our american partners friends who are insisting that syrian forces have used w m d's in this case chemical weapons and stating to have proof they should demonstrate that proof to the u.n. inspectors and the security council the claims that the proof exists that cannot be shown to to secrecy studios stand up to criticisms it's disrespectful to look for america's global partners if there is proof it has to be shown it is not showing it doesn't exist and the president also said that he was pleasantly surprised at the
situation in the u.k. as the british parliament debated and then has voted down the idea of military intervention in syria but now the global community is waiting to see if the u.s. congress will follow suit and also continue in a spirited debate as obama has sent the idea of military intervention to congress. demonstrators all over the world have taken to the streets to speak out against an attack on syria protesters gathered in front of the white house out to obama's announcement and there were also crowds in new york even before the u.s. can found its plans for military action more than a thousand were seen in london chanting hands off syria paris was the scene to similar protests some held up signs saying president our land is a terrorist along with david cameron and bronco bamma that sentiment was echoed in tack as well britain's former first scene order and security minister told us that the intervention could have unforseen consequences. the danger with saying we're
going to use a limited surgical strike is all my experience of wars and i've been in them and in the lead up to them and i've been running them and things is to find that you have a lot of unintended consequences you think you're just going to do one little thing but actually things then happen expands we need to be very clear what is it we actually want to achieve what is the end state we want we need to have in place mechanisms militarily to ensure that things don't go beyond a certain degree but i'm not at all convinced that attack would actually help the condition of the people within within syria we've seen what happened in iraq you know we've seen what's happened in afghanistan i have no doubt that the al qaeda group and there are a very large group i'm afraid in the opposition funded by people who haven't thought through what this really means would be delighted if america and britain and france attacked they would be delighted by it but that doesn't mean they like us and they want to actually have they oppose us and would like to do is farm but
in a temporary basis that would suit them so we need to be very very careful how we actually act radiation levels at japan's devastated nuclear plant of because she might have increased by a scene times we'll bring you the details on this story after this break. what i mean here is the four is the bailout in the united states with eighty five percent of the population being strongly against it and i don't think even you know the democratic institutions and the will of the people would prevent the government from actually implementing it now we have created a system that is against the will of the people that is too big to fail we've jailed no bankers that committed these heinous acts which destroyed trillions of dollars of wealth and so it does bring into question the very strength of democracy right now i would argue that it's quite weak.
right to see. first strike. and i think that your. reporters would. be in. your welching do we see welcome bok crazy asian has spikes had japan's devastated nuclear plant at fukushima readings show levels and want to lay storage tanks of contaminated water have multiplied by eight hundred times that's enough to kill an exposed man interest for an hour and this comes just after
a massive leak of razor actually water a week ago which might have reached the ocean the fukushima plant was damaged by a powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit japan in march twenty eleven the plant's operator tepco announced on friday that it detected new radiation hospitals in parts of the compound where contaminated water is stored and dr robert traipse who is a historian at the hiroshima pieces to choose believes it's quite likely that more incidents like these will occur. it's harder and harder for workers to work in these exposed areas so you have to cycle workers in and out each working a very very short bit of time so this is been an ongoing degrading situation in which from the start two and a half years ago the area has become more and more and more contaminated making it harder and harder and harder to simply carry out work as designed there is ground water moving through this area towards the sea this is not
a new leak but for two and a half years ground water has been moving through these buildings temp goes pumping out hundreds of tons of this groundwater per day to store so as you can see if you're pumping out hundreds of tons of groundwater per day it's a growing problem day after day after day needing new tanks and more tanks these tanks are being put up in an ad hoc manner and there's no way to stop this ground water the ground water simply moving to the ground is radiation simply entering the ocean bay this is just the normal daily activity now at this point the real problem is were there to be another serious earthquake where there could be another serious catastrophic event you have all of these tanks with massive amounts of highly contaminated water that our subject to the same sorts of problems that happened when there were earthquakes earlier. and you can find more live updates on the margin set on our website as well and there's his wells on line for you right now that it has been here an assault all along but now astronomers have spotted
a lump of rock and dies they've named trojan orbiting the planet over to the many kilometers from the from the sun than typical asteroids go online to check out why it's been given the ancient greek name in particular. the latest leak from whistleblower edward snowden shows america conducted hundreds of cyber operations in one yet alone with iran russia and china topping the list of the hiking of raids read the full article on r.t. dot com. download you. so choose your language stream quality and enjoy your favorite. if you are away from your television of the world it just doesn't matter what your mobile device says you can watch your t.v. anytime anywhere.
greece's jobless rate is continuing to rise with the latest used to sticks released this week pointing to another record nearly one point four million greeks are out of work today that's almost fifteen percent more than just three years ago back in twenty ten with the recession rage are taking its toll that employment rate was at almost fifteen percent but the number has only been increasing and this year reaching the record of twenty seven point six percent young people appear to be the worst affected was nearly sixty five percent of those aged between fifteen to twenty four without a job they says greece's stock and its sixth year of recession and faces and needing another bailout next year international lenders have already poured billions into rescuing its ailing economy. and its creditors already paid one hundred and ten billion euros back in two thousand and ten greece accepted it will the axe on its spending and by embracing us to oversee and another one hundred
thirty billion followed shortly after but public debt has only been growing in those three years and at the beginning of the meltdown it talked to one hundred twenty nine percent of the country's g.d.p. the extra aid boosted by more than a quarter also and journalist are is trying to find it believes the e.u. rescue package seems to have been a trap. what happened during the last two or three years during the so-called salvation period was that greece became a junkie or for foreign intervention and foreign help it's simply impossible anymore during a debt of three hundred twenty billion saying it was impossible even in two thousand and nine everybody knew that but we wanted to bring greece into the strap that help only foreign banks especially in germany france and some other countries we only shouldn't you should now it's to deform having big greek people in control of their procedure for eurozone creates deficits and debts to the european very
very well at the same time create their pieces to the european core so we were saying from two thousand and nine two thousand and ten that we should leave the eurozone again in our therapist and not in terms imposed by berlin brussels or any other place in europe it destroyed again the infrastructure of the greek economy not only of the greek economy the same thing happened in spain portugal and ireland all the countries that took the strait jacket of. of the monetary union. police in london are investigating after a series of islamophobia d.v.d.'s were sent to several mosques and muslim organizations in the british capital they contain pornographic and abusive images mocking the prophet mohammad as well as news footage about extremism they student is part of a growing wave of offensive acts towards british muslims. and now reports. my name is gavin bobi and i'm the lawyer behind on freedom foundation we start. that is
we help local neighborhoods resist planning applications for mosques and we went that's now sixteen wins out of eighteen cases a controversial memo some refer to as the mosque buster objections raised by locals pertaining to mosques include traffic congestion on the general noise and disturbance which does concern people on the first one was the loss of a retail facility all of which are legal objections but he says his motivation is deeper than that islamic doctrine it is a wrong doctrine now exactly is contrary to english rule if a catholic church was passing death sentences if a synagogue was blessing armies to commit acts of war all you would immediately say that has to be stopped when you have a man who is soon ideologically opposed knows little about the islamic faith even if you want to he is suggesting that he doesn't give credence to some of those
views really but the gruesome murder of a british soldier by self-confessed islamic fanatics fueled anti muslim sentiment i'm a muslim myself and and and speaking to muslims a. when the people are feeling slightly vulnerable because the they do feel as if the muslim community has been told we have had instances where a local crowd sourcing just thrown into it last year after a decade of dispute the new and council rejected an application for a so-called mega mosque the site of which is just down the road over here it would have accommodated up to ten thousand worshippers the group that had campaigned against it called themselves mega mosque no thanks and some muslim groups have also opposed a project but beyond just the construction of mosques the polarized opinions but the spotlight once again on why this is happening in the first place the
polarization of opinion. i think is poor little to the failure within multiculturalism most simply become a symbol i think for this great things on the table with a recent you gov poll compared answers given by respondents an event or two thousand and twelve i'm a twenty thirteen and showed an increase in the number of people who agree that there will be a clash of civilizations between british muslims and native white britons in recent times a growing number of voices have stated that multiculturalism has failed as a concept which is a controversial way to put it but what's certain ignoring this issue both make a clash of cultures any less likely just or so you r.t. london. and now some other news from around the world to sign something with this incredible dutch found footage from taiwan capturing a dandy double in the a miss the common fund gets hit by a long slide along a coastal road and then just now a avoid being crushed by
a huge boulder because passengers miraculously escaped with only minor injuries because for me as i highlighted as downpours from tropical storm calling ray continued to say island. and if you're with. from mexico protesting in the capital on sunday mexico's president sponsored public outcry by proposing private companies exploit the country's oil reserves production that has plummeted over the last decade due to the lack of up to date extraction technology which has to say there is no need to privatized to to prioritize to improve production a move which would require a change to the constitution. protests is defined france's ban on brown is against the new law and gay marriage to not true power is just traitors calling themselves by the name of night watchmen close there with a vigil in the center of the capital it was back in may that france's parliament approved same sex marriage and they'd maza demonstrations and arrest unrest across
the country. the marks twenty thirty in the air and space truck who has made its final approach to a close one of the world's top aviation events has been held just outside the washing capital showcasing all the latest aerospace technology heavy rain where have delayed performances but it didn't keep the planes grounded scald was there for us. despite the disruption of the crowds that have gathered the gathered the hearty souls that have remained have seen a number of displays from commercial aircraft acrobatic display teams as well as military aircraft as well the pic of which was probably the the acrobatic displacing the russian knights now they're part of the russian air force four of the planes came out they were meant to be. doing a display with the swifts another branch of the russian force but because of the bad weather that that was unable to happen but four planes came out on the other skills of the pilots were on show the perfect formations that they were flying in
often disappearing unfortunately behind the think gray clouds above us but they were still performing some death defying stunts really and some moves that no doubt turn the stomach of the pilots commercially we saw the bus a three eighty which is a rather sizable plane to have flying around overhead and in terms of military we saw a showing of the t fifty which is a stealth fighter that is going to be part of russia's after force come two thousand and sixteen but it's not just the displays of course it's a big business contracts are being signed here it's important weekend in the aviation industry and around sixteen billion u.s. dollars worth of contracts had been signed on to the hope is that more contracts and deals will be done in the final few hours raising that figure even higher and it's already a record breaking year for max in that respect with around a thousand representatives or representatives from around one thousand companies representing forty four different countries so it's a record breaking if the max. stay with us next for the latest. on with.
sometimes it seems like in the face of giant corporations people are just sort of helpless i could be pretty pessimistic myself about what a few individuals with no real money or power can really do against the system but you never dull in fact if you remember tour discussion about ammonia doused pink slime being used across america and frozen fast foods well shift jamie oliver has actually managed to shame mcdonald's enough on t.v. to get them to back down and stop using this ultra processed form of quote meat at
their establishments also we recently discussed gamer rage at the rather racist portrayal of russians in the game company of heroes two well the rage actually worked and thanks to the seventeen thousand signatures on the change dot org petition that game has been pulled from russian shelves by the developer the thing is that massive corporations do a lot of bad things because they have no morals and are obsessed with profit but because they have no morals that are only obsessed with profit the second you even slightly threaten their cash flow they will instantly start cowering at your feet sometimes but that's just my opinion. alone while control of the part because of the soviet union it was widely perceived as historic triumph invalidates. of capitalism only to see the major crisis less
than two decades later and while the number of those who are forced to by the bullet by the recent crisis is comparable to those left by the crash tell me if you . could take your analysis of loss rates of capitalist system it's still fairly rare well to attempt to do just that i'm now joined by jeffrey summers an associate professor of political economy at the university of wisconsin in milwaukee thank you very much for your time mr summers i know that you are a frequent guest here in moscow and you are on today you will be speaking on the waterways the world off to the end of american imperialism beach i think is a kind of topic that will certainly resonate with many people in moscow but i assume that for many americans it's not just a provocative topic some may perceive that as simply and patch are already on the part well you know i thought that patriotism is rather weak in the united states
today but i think americans are very weary they're not particularly patriotic right know and they feel under a great deal of stress and so they're not really thinking in terms of patriotism in the way that they once did especially during the cold war now i think that there are a couple of words in the political science vocabulary imperialism being one of them that are sort of dirty i mean the ones who use them you risk being classified as. conspiracy theorist or maybe an american hater but as far as i understand your main message is not so much about the america as a great nation but rather a b. and of certain policies by the united states government that you view as no longer sustainable yes definitely and in fact i also find the term somewhat problematic because it's very value laden as you suggest but what i'm very concerned about is the introduction of these austerity policies frankly which have been the primary response of not only the us cover.