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u.n. asserts only it is able to provide a credible answer on whether toxic gas was used in syria last month is the u.s. ramps up its case for a military strike while continuing to blame the assad regime. meanwhile members of the arab league refused to go along with the syria attack including iraq which is still witnessing the effects of the u.s. led invasion there. radiation levels rise of japan's crippled fukushima nuclear plant as readings show exploded or could cause a death in as little as four hours. on the liberals saying a debt stricken greece may need a third ballot while the country struggles to meet the terms of current payments and unemployment remains the highest in the e.u. .
and in moscow i'm at treasure bring you today's top stories and a look back at the week's news after being turned down by key international allies u.s. president barack obama moved to gain domestic support for a strike on syria he requested congress to ok an attack aimed at punishing the assad regime for allegedly using chemical weapons last month lawmakers will debate the issue after returning from their summer recess on september ninth or tease marina portnoy reports from new york. 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 a 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 the 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 to the us confirm that assad that the assad
government used chemical weapons instead the four page report used were being 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 adam lies ng the samples from the site of the alleged syria come syrian chemical attack will take up to three weeks and many countries as well as the un secretary-general ban ki-moon have asked that no military action be taken before u.n. experts present their conclusion bolstering washington's case for intervention and secretary of state kerry claims the u.s. has samples of blood and hair that tested positive for signatures of the nerve agent sarin areas questions about the speed of the analysis though after the un's
own inspectors said it would take up to three weeks for them to reach a definitive conclusion about the alleged attack u.n. spokesman martinus your skew stressed the u.n. is the only body with the authority to establish the facts. this morning as i'm sure you saw secretary kerry said very specifically talked about blood and hair samples seems like your lab is move pretty fast are you saying that their lab work is is is less than credible had they shared this evidence with the u.n. as the secretary general requested all i can do is repeat what i already said that the the united nations mission is uniquely capable of astonishing in an impartial and credible manner the facts of any use of chemical weapons space directly on evidence collected from the ground ok and is the u.s. shared any of this evidence that is described with the u.n. well as we've said repeatedly said member states are encouraged to share information information they may have with regards to alleged incidents u.s. confidence and its intelligence has failed to convince the american public though
that the intervention in syria is needed the numbers show that the majority of americans are still not convinced that there needs to be a strike on the middle eastern country twenty percent actually in favor of military action and more than half of those who participated in a reuters poll say they are against it and even if assad is implicated in using chemical weapons less than thirty percent want the u.s. to attack then richard becker from the antiwar answer coalition says the u.s. doesn't have a legal basis or the authority though to punish damascus first of all it doesn't it defies logic that the assad government would have used chemical weapons at exactly the moment that they were winning and the u.n. inspectors were there but secondly even if the that had happened the united states does not have the authority it's not the pull the cop of the world to be able to go in and attack any country and syria has not threatened and cannot threaten the united states if they launch a war it would not only be reckless it would also be lawless and it would also have
unforeseeable consequences as all wars do before they begin. despite the fact there will be more than a week until congress meets to decide on syria intervention the u.s. military in the region already waiting for the green light to strike its naval forces in the mediterranean now number five destroyers and an amphibious assault craft with hundreds of marines aboard officials stress the troops aren't part of any military planning and it's just a precaution the destroyers paxson serious firepower each of them up to ninety tomahawk cruise missiles strong they can also strike syria from a safe distance while dealing massive damage meanwhile the possibility of a u.s. military strike has been met with opposition by some major regional powers at an emergency meeting of the influential arab league saudi arabia called for its members to back a strike against a mascot but artie's policy reports that a call was rejected by countries including egypt lebanon and iraq regional leaders are warning the united states not to attack damascus warning that this could lead to massive violence now as to why the magic. screen the tense we hearing from the
iraqi prime minister nouri al maliki urging the united states not to carry out any kind of military action this is noteworthy of course because iraq is a country that was invaded on just somewhat similar circumstances and that invasion was to establish a so-called democratic government and it's now. it's urging the united states not to carry out any kind of military action to create the same kind of scenario at the arab league meeting on sunday in cairo the iraqi foreign minister voted against any green light for military action inside syria we've also heard from jordan warning that it will not allow its a space to be used in any kind of military strike on syria with the jordanian government spokesperson saying that jordan too will not participate in any kind of strike against damascus so as you can see a lot of consensus in the region against any kind of u.s.
intervention in syria those against a military strike in syria holding mass protests in cities across the globe in turkey riot police disperse those rallying in support of damascus security forces also block the entrance to is dan balz gezi park to prevent a demonstration there as well in the u.s. people took to the streets expressing opposition to a possible attack on syria protesters gathered in front of the white house after obama's announcement about a strike and crowds turned out also in new york at a rally in paris marchers held science calling president a lot of hama and with david power and terrorists u.s. administrations and the syrian rhetoric has sparked warnings and criticism of from moscow as well president vladimir putin saying washington's assessment the assad government had launched a chemical attack against its own people is quote nonsense or to use sean thomas reports. 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 law listen to 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 use 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 because lanes that the proof exists that cannot
be shown to to secrecy studios stand up to criticisms it's disrespectful towards 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 right 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 radiation levels at japan's devastated focus from a nuclear plant increasing eighteen fold the analysis after the break stay with us . in cuba is not a failure of the cuban people it's a savior of sidel castro and
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around russia we've got the future covered. twelve minutes past the hour radiation in japan's devastated fukushima nuclear plant has reached lethal levels with readings eighteen times higher than previously thought and exposure could lead to death within four hours time this after a massive leak of radioactive water a week ago which may have reached the ocean the plant was damaged by a powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit japan in march of two thousand and eleven the plant operator tepco announced friday that it detected new radiation hotspots in parts of the compound where contaminated water was stored independent nuclear consultant sean bernese says tepco has lost control of the crisis that could have been even worse then sure nobody thinks to himself. there will be no one as if we didn't see it dealing with a very complex three reactor meet time and speak to us seek to begin now with the
workers in site and workers and don't keep getting d.c. still not being told about the cells of the net. and you can go forward this is a plan to me is needed to get worse a little we didn't really get it into our absolute certainty the amount on street. seems to be signs is much caesium it's very dangerous you don't get to see times as much as we east by the accident is currently sitting in the train she. said for other stories you won't find on air click on r.t. dot com in the in motion section of our website. time rain or shine this time it looks like rain military bands from around the world turned out in their finest for souls to delight the crowds in the red square plus. euro stone new study reveals that britain is the highest levels of addiction on the continent get the details at r.t. dot com. german chancellor angela merkel's admitted that
debt stricken recently indie. need a third rescue package earlier the greek finance minister tried to downplay the ongoing speculation saying that if the country needs additional help in the future the sum will be significantly less than the two hundred forty billion that's already secured greece got its first ballot of one hundred ten billion euros in two thousand and ten athens accepted it had to make its to cut its spending by embracing austerity and another hundred thirty billion followed shortly after but the public debt has only been growing in those three years at the beginning of the meltdown and rocketed to one hundred twenty nine percent of the country's g.d.p. the extra aid boosted that by more than a quarter meanwhile the painful austerity measures in job cuts have pushed unemployment rate in the country to becoming the highest in europe back in two thousand and ten with the recession already taking its toll the unemployment rate was at almost fifteen percent but the current number has been increasing the series a record of twenty seven point six percent young people among the worst affected with nearly sixty five percent of those between fifteen and twenty four without
jobs and this summer the government passed another bill that could see tens of thousands of workers lose their jobs earlier my colleague cover no one in r.t.c. ever has been of host a discussion on whether the e.u. financial help is worth the price. quite a lot of people are being affected these layoffs really are aimed mainly at the public sector and the public sector traditionally is the foundation of the greek economy and that's why so many people are taking to the streets to protest these mad let's let's go to our friends kind of go to. we've spoken to many times before every time we've talked about the huge amounts the billions being poured into greaseman to nationalize it is. a goal that you see the first time that you know the guys he's talking to at least a pretty depressed they don't see the light at the end of the tunnel your enough is what's your view well it is obvious by now. the whole scenario adopted for greece has been like a the straw for. this by those huge huge bailout loans greek debt
is the very high we have reached peak over three hundred twenty one billion euros of dead so that means that we're much worse than when the debt crisis started the bailouts were bad the bailouts were a catastrophic carolan a set of european studies in brussels there. was it pouring good money after bad do you think you're a proponent of the bailout on the turn and it would have been much worse much worse situation i don't think from greece you have to look very far you simply look to bulgaria for example to see i mean the whole much worse it could have been the still today living standards in reserve are higher than they are in bulgaria is greece were to have left the euro zone and that's one favor of further beno i think it's a disastrous idea once you realized you've made a mistake you should stop doing it it is very simple the bailout is not helping the greek people we've just seen the images of people homeless people living in shelters losing their jobs cannot pay their rent their pension funds are
disappearing now the bailout money is not aimed to help the greek people it is aimed at. a huge rescue package for banks just because who has benefited who has been. most not the banks but i think germany has benefited most from the euro zone that's why i see the us come painting on staying within the euro zone and that's why merkel has forty percent of the approval rate because germany is thriving germany exports all over europe and they are have a disability interest in having a stable currency zone. to london to brussels i can only say that he is looking at the completely wrong end of the stick simple is that the euro was a political project it never had any financial standing. and he is supporting a political decision not the economy germany is has vowed to cover twenty six percent roughly a quarter of the bailout money that is going to greece now we're looking at two hundred fourteen billion that means german taxpayers in the end will have to pay
for sixty billion euros this money is badly needed in germany our infrastructure is suffering the railway system needs. investment so does the famed out to bonn and the industry. i think mr the greek colleague is only rooke looking at this one side of the coin and not seeing and not realizing the long term effects. turning now to some other stories making headlines across the globe beginning with egypt i was student in prison mohamed morsi will stand trial with fourteen other muslim brotherhood members and on charges of inciting murder stem from violence near the presidential palace in cairo last december that left seven dead demonstration triggered by morsi decision to expand his powers the former president still being held in a secret location as the country remains mired in a political crisis. incredible debt footage comes from taiwan where
potentially deadly double and near miss as the car in front gets hit by a landslide on a coastal road and then when the smoke clears look at that just now really getting a little voiding being crushed by that tremendous boulder the cars passengers managed to escape with only minor injuries taiwan remains on high alert as trench will downpours from tropical storm kong ray continue to batter the island. in pakistan a roadside bomb has claimed the lives of at least nine in the blast happening when a convoy was passing through the northern province of was iraq stand not far from the afghan border at least twenty one soldiers reported wounded the turbulent region has seen violent attacks by both al qaeda and the taliban while u.s. drones hunting militants often catch civilians in the crossfire saturday a drone raid killed three foreign militants there. despite a bath some two hundred people march through the streets of paris expressing their anger at gay marriage their activists from a catholic group called the night watchman ended their demonstration with
a vigil in the center of the french capital it was the last event in the twenty day march across the country against may's legalization of same sex marriage police in london investigating after a series of islamophobia d.v.d.'s were sent to several mosques and muslim groups in the british capital they contain pornographic and abusive images mocking the prophet mohammed as well as news footage about extremism incident part of a growing wave of events of attacks toward british muslims as artie's tesser cilia reports. my name is gavin baby and i'm the lawyer behind in 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 them somewhere further to ask the mosque buster objections raised by locals pertaining to mosques include traffic congestion on the part 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 is a violent doctrine that is contrary to ring for sure if a catholic church was passing death sentences if a synagogue was. all you would immediately. when you have a man who is soon ideologically opposed knows little about these numbers faith maybe if you want 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. speaking to muslims across print and across london people are feeling vulnerable because the they do feel as if the muslim community is being picked on we have had instances where
a local mosque had sausages 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 the 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 that we see i think his poor need to to the failure within multiculturalism most simply become a symbol i think for this great anxiety that a recent you gov poll compared answers given by respondents in event by two thousand and twelve and may two thousand and 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 will make a clash of cultures and less likely to us or so you our team did. the max two thousand and ten thirteen erin the space show made its final approach to a close the flight program was the last day on the last day was curtailed due to heavy rain but the public still saw some breathtaking stunts this year's event has beaten attendance records with more than three hundred thousand visitors in just five days archy's paul scott reports. it's been a good weekend for the crowds unfortunately the weather on the final day has was disrupted the shuttle slightly this big thick gray clouds above us and the rain has predominantly held off it has made visibility quite difficult the highlights on the final day included a display from the russian knights the acrobatic display wing of the russian air force for the planes came out and thrilled the crowds with that death defying stomach churning stunts we also saw commercial flights as well the airbus a three
eighty was spinning around the heads. they were military on display the highlights of which was the the showing of the t fifty which is the stealth fighter that is going to be parts of russia's force come two thousand and six day now final testing on those planes is still going ahead it's expected to be completed by the end of two thousand and thirteen when the russian air force will take delivery on some of those some of those stealth fighters the rule was deafening the crowds as the plane was still around overhead it really was an impressive sight right. now unfortunately the weather on the final day put paid to it display from better kuti which is the helicopter display team of the russian air force they were meant to impress the crowds on sunday afternoon but unfortunately that was counseled however they did participate earlier on in the weekend or friday and saturday when
the weather was slightly better organizes will be looking back on a record breaking year for max in terms of business deals struck almost sixteen billion u.s. dollars worth of contracts was signed it was record breaking as well in terms of number of attendees with representatives from more than one thousand companies worldwide from forty four different countries striking various deals and. so to come will the real terrorists please stand up documentary headed your way after a short break stay with us. many gay bars are starting to refuse to sell russian vodka as a means of protesting the homosexual propaganda laws in russia as i've said before
boycotts are a great way to put pressure on people but are they putting pressure on the right people not only is it racist to assume that hurting the vodka flow will deal a massive blow to the russian economy but it is also racist to think that any vodka with a russian sounding name is itself russian and many videos angry gay bartenders were pouring stolichnaya vodka which should be pronounced by the way onto the ground in a fury but if those bartenders would take a closer look at the labels they would see that exported stoli is produced and bowed in latvia by the s.p.i. group not in russia also according to the n.p.t. group beverage alcohol report the most popular vodka in america with a russian sounding name is smeared off which is british owned and produced and bottled in various countries around the globe including the usa itself way to support the american worker people love to panic over the hip and trendy scandal of the month but everyone seems to be ignoring the fact that homosexuality itself is
legal in russia and is punishable in many other countries including a death sentence in some of them and yet russia gets all the attention if people really wanted to effectively boycott any country with any laws even the hinting against homosexuality they would have to hit them where it hurts and stop getting natural resources imported from countries like russia saudi arabia venezuela and iran and so on and so on that is a vastly more. well proposition then pouring american made vodka onto the sidewalk but that's just my opinion. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture.
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