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today. proof or persuasion germany reportedly says its two house phone intercepts suggesting the syrian government ordered the use of chemical weapons last month out of desperation. and while it executes germany of just trying to back america's push for war against syria we report from damascus on just how worried people are at the prospect of a u.s. strike. there's still no plan on what to do with america's most infamous jail in afghanistan a facility so dark that former detainees say one on a motorway is a holiday camp compared to bob graham. and shouting to be heard of a man who wages a very loud and public war in london against consumerism good nothing megaphone from his hands five you already.
know what you are to live from moscow lindsay france berlin has joined the clamor to convince the world that it was syria's president who ordered a chemical weapons attack outside damascus last month german media reports suggest the country's spies have intercepted calls and communications which point directly to the syrian leadership artie's peter all over has examined the evidence. what we've seen in reported in the ago is that the head of the german security services guard shindler held a meeting with top brass within the bundestag the main political movers and shakers to talk about what intelligence germany had regarding chemical attacks on syria and they say that it was
a siren news nerve gas they base this on interceptions made on doctors who have treated patients and they cite that the symptoms that those patients had were similar to those that you would find of somebody who had been the victim of a sarin gas attack what is interesting from this one is one bit of information that's come out regarding a intercepted telephone call reportedly between one senior hezbollah and somebody at the iranian embassy now according to the intercept it says that the hezbollah are official it said it sounded lost his nerve and made a huge mistake by ordering this attack germany is playing a fine balancing act between keeping their american allies happy by by showing support in that direction but also by trying to keep the german people happy we have an election coming up here in just a few weeks' time and opinion inside germany has been predominantly anti
involvement in the syrian conflict this balancing act is something that the german government hasn't played all too well on every occasion just last week we saw the the foreign minister. now he issued a statement through the foreign ministry in english in which he said germany will be among those calling for action to be taken well that statement lasted one hour before a retraction was given they cited the fact that it was it was muddled in translation and a far more watered down version of the germany stance was given which was. called the sequences only in the the right type of of scenarios so germany and angela merkel indeed is playing a very very interesting balancing game between keeping her allies happy and keeping the german electorate happy of course ahead of that general election in just a few weeks' time. we. are right or who find it hard to believe that berlin's allegations have nothing to do with america's push to justify military action in
syria. the us americans are starving for credibility for this the german and i especially germany and the german secret service turned out to specially during the last weeks by this huge and it's a scandal to be type of branch of the u. s. intelligence so it looks like the us intelligence and the german intelligence delivered this now just in time barack obama and much more old school chung carry on are being full credibility in the syria case so they have the problem that not even their own population not even their own political class is believing this what is called evidence by the us some very constrained in europe the general opinion is strongly critical against those allegations of chemical warfare by president assad in syria. and following an american and german footsteps france has released its
own report which accuses the syrian government of using chemical weapons on three other separate occasions and to r.t. dot com for more details. and america's top diplomat says congress is not the last word when it comes to america's ambitions to attack syria u.s. secretary of state john kerry believes there is enough evidence to allow the president to launch an assault even if lawmakers say no but after years of constant war and killing it's not the strikes that care scare syrians the most that aren't as artie's maria financial reports from damascus. we were last time in damascus a year ago now we returned and we decided to meet some of the people we've previously interviewed for our report but sadly many of them have either fled the chaos or were killed one of those who died was hamad rafia yon very successful very famous actor who was also another and activist he chose wards to defend his country
and he was killed for that are. not like the movie was over however we met muhammad in july two thousand and twelve during the filming of one of the most popular syrian t.v. dramas where he played one of the lead in roles syrian series used to be financially backed by the gulf states but after the conflict erupted here those countries vocal critics of the assad regime was jus investments from an industry that's made syria famous across the arab world they want to fight everything good in syria they don't want us to be. the shows our drama to the word to shows our history or the way we live the way we love each other the way with taking care of each other's that's why the stuff they stop they are fighting us actually. exactly ten months after muhammad's death we meet his brother knew. daniel. that evening
a guy who was supposed to be a friend of my homage asked him for a live somewhere muhammad would help this boy a lot because he was poor then nine people appeared out of nowhere and grabbed him out of the next day with an anonymous tip that he'd been killed and his body had been cut into pieces like he didn't believe that he's on his civilian we thought and why would anybody killing several of these leaders bodies for your children i want. us. three bullets one to his leg one to the stomach and one to his neck. now this is. not such a welcome with a letter during the kidnapping they want to take him alive to torture in order to force him to confess that he was working for the government and then szell that to al jazeera of course the p.l.o. lot of money for that sort of thing like that he resisted to the death much of. the
world that she comes by and they too can also took his car it's common that such cars are leaving use in terror attacks i think three weeks ago we got news they'd been a car bombing and that was muhammad's car. no real brother died ten months ago exactly ten months ago i want to say that we very sorry for your loss why you think he was killed what he died for. he talked openly about what he thought sure. how did they live here in searing damascus change in the last ten months i let me know what must i shot him with after mohamed stance many people who supported the opposition changed their minds they knew that he was very kind and help people all people regardless of their beliefs so when he died they ask themselves what are the people who belong to the opposition doing if they kill innocent civilians and some of them are nothing more than criminals. and speaking about the latest developments
what do you think about possible airstrike that america is now planning considering is now thinking over what i smile when they tell me about the american attack we syrians are only afraid of god we're not afraid of us. thank you very much for your time we wish you and your family actually your country peace and prosperity and as soon as possible. another this time empty grave in the cemetery the boy's father who is also a well known activity in damascus has already reserved for himself. from damascus syria. the u.s. navy is building its presence around syria ahead of a u.s. congressional debate later this month on whether or not to strike five u.s. destroyer is loaded with missiles along with an amphibious assault ships are in the mediterranean they've been joined by an aircraft carrier group that's now in the
red sea to support the attack on syria if ordered the super carrier u.s.s. nimitz is one of the largest warships in the world more than three hundred meters long it's powered by nuclear reactors and has ninety planes and helicopters on board it's a it's accompanied by five smaller warships armed with tomahawk cruise missiles. meanwhile some u.s. servicemen have joined the chorus of those against america's possible military farai that's judging by images uploaded on social media people wearing military uniform are seen posing in front of cameras with posters saying they did not join up to fight for al-qaeda in syria those pictures cannot be verified but the pentagon is reportedly already looking into the identities of those involved marine veteran gordon duff told r.t. that u.s. troops are against supporting syrian rebels because of the extremists in their ranks. it is seventy percent of americans are clearly opposed to up.
against syria and members of the military. particularly lost five thousand killed fighting the same groups in iraq that we are advocating that we support in syria so members of the military from either side in their clear divisions in the military both the left and the right none of them have any reason to want to support syrian rebels president obama has got himself painted into a corner there is no way out. and we'd like to hear from you about what's happening in syria on our web site we're asking what the end game may look like if the u.s. does launch strikes right now more than half of you think a devastating region wide conflict may break out quite a few of you see libya as a blueprint for what could happen next fifteen percent believe washington wouldn't hit out at syria on its own just a small number agree any strike would be short and precise stay with us after the
break for more international news including a human rights no go zone at present and the man who shouts from his own soap box in the center of london. ok. dave a crack it welcome you to ted your oliver jane it's a little while and then all of the chesapeake bay on the virginia side and i come back county. or i'm playing here all in the chesapeake bay probably one of the best there is an alfred. this is an old picture of tangier island before the channel was cut for zero zero zero here. way up there. has gone. right here or somebody had stones from the graves it for you this is a fruit that's that's what we don't want to happen to taint your all and we want to get some protection and make sure that we don't go into the chesapeake bay like uppers did in other communities.
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in trying arabic to find out more visit arabic don't call. back you're watching our t.v. live from moscow and lindsey france u.s. troops may soon be heading home but there's still no plan on what to do with bob graham jail dubbed guantanamo bay's sister president the facility you saw its heyday in the early stages of the war on terror gaining a reputation for torture and abuse it currently holds sixty seven prisoners men the u.s. says are too dangerous to let go but not guilty enough to punish artie's arena go live reports on what the future holds for bob. some call the program prison a second guantanamo although in reality it was established just before the detention center in cuba and at one point housed twice as many inmates at the height of the u.s. war in afghanistan but these are just details the two really could be called sister
jails just like guantanamo bay graham is used to detain people apprehended in the u.s. war and terror and has been around for more than a decade the detention centers have both had their fair share of scandals surrounding the conditions in which the prisoners are held and the way they are treated humiliation of inmates by u.s. personnel physical and emotional abuse allegations of torture you can really sign off the checklist as you go for both prisons and of course the biggest common trait inmates in so-called administrative detention that's people who were arrested but never received a court trial they've been behind bars for years and will stay there for no one knows how long sure american officials insist some of detainees at bagram a hard core al qaeda operatives and will immediately get back to the old business of terrorism the minute they're set free and just look at guantanamo there are prisoners of program who have already been cleared for release and yet remain in jail sixty seven of them for more than
a dozen different countries and no one knows what to do with them again sounds very familiar doesn't it however things that bug rome are slightly more complicated than what told him oh by the fact the facility has actually been handed over to the afghan government which was deeply unhappy about having a foreign operated jail on its soil to begin with as soon as coupled to a cool control of the ground in march it either transferred or released prisoners what to do with the almost seventy foreign nationals that remain in what to do with the u.s. because some allege the americans are still very president fearing that are going to fishel israel releasing mates that the u.s. sees as a threat to its security and not going to fishel strongly dislike having these foreign detainees in their custody so far no solution has been provided by any side involved in this day and in fact one top american military general has confessed that there is absolutely no plan on how to deal with the detainees at bagram so the stalemate looks set to drag on. between bob graham and guantanamo
bay moslem begg spent three years being churned through america's terror program he told us of what he saw including allegations of people literally being beaten to death amongst the things that i witnessed was prisoners being beaten in two cases actually physically to death one of the techniques they used to use was to hold us into common or souls our hands were tied above our heads to the top of the cage for punishment or for discipline a hood would be close placed over our heads and we would be left there sometimes for hours on end and in this way i saw at least one person getting beaten so badly that it was that he was beaten to death and weren't even allowed to get up to walk we weren't even allowed to pray in congregation if we didn't comply with the orders would simply be taken to the front of the so what are the isolation cells and they would be physically tortured and i was during one interrogation i remember very clearly being interrogated by the cia with my hands tied behind my back to my legs
and in the next room there was a sound of a woman screaming that they lead me to believe was my wife being tortured and at the same time the way in pictures of my children in front of me asking me what do you think has happened to them where do you think they are right now suggesting that they were also in custody and this is the sort of place by graham was it was a terrible place and it was a place where i believe quite categorically that the murder took place at the hands of u.s. soldiers for my part it was worse than kuantan in fact by the time i'd finished being a prisoner in bagram for most eleven months i was actually looking forward to going to guantanamo. author and journalist yvonne ridley visited guantanamo but wasn't even allowed through the front door on jail she says given its dark history it's up to the afghans to wipe the slate clean. i have been into guantanamo with a film crew and was given access but i never got past the front door and
background background that there is still a mystery we still don't know exactly what has happened we know that there have been atrocities carried out human rights abuses carried out by the americans the afghan leadership should do a lot of things but it strings are being pulled by washington which is why only now and again you will hear. aggressive soundbites about american interference. really president cause i should now be you seen his muscle demanding to take over the whole running of. and left the afghan authorities deal with what is actually happening in background. the world's top whistle blower doing a song strikes back he believes the crackdown on his wiki leaks website was unlawful and files a legal complaint as he marks one thousand days either under house arrest or holed
up in london's ecuadorian embassy more on that story on our website. and russia's far east remains under water as one of the region's main cities where it is a major war against flooding to the footage of devastation at our t.v. dot com. the news today violence is once again flared up. and these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. trying to corporations rule today. he's got a megaphone lots of opinions and he's become a feature on oxford street in london where he yells his political commentary of shoppers walking by but now the local council is bringing rabble rouser daniel
shine to task they say he's simply too loud parties polly boyko meets the man who's not afraid to shout about what he believes and johnny shines got an unusual addiction the father of three likes to take his megaphone to central london and talk to ponce's by about things like why way here on the perils of consumerism i'm. very sorry for her but. i'm. very sorry. for regular night school a stream of consciousness. and we call it bubble boy over. the spoken word. earlier this year westminster council close to skate to danny's megaphone and summoned him to court. what are you looking for in life are not your right also talking motorcycles you said if i think about. to let you know this is go up they
go up they measured it so it is illegal. to push everyone who lives danny's being prosecuted for breaking a by law banning anyone from making any noise which is so loud or so continuous over peterhead as to give reasonable cause for annoyance to other persons. maybe i'm not sure what have i done to wave his magic. but since i mean this is more than just about public speaking it's about his semen right but freedom of expression to me he should really shut up now does not threaten freedom of speech in a country that is the current that is the problem i think it's good for the passive consumers as you and i to a free online from the perpetual consumption of consumerism but i saw you complaining about the decibels a little earlier the most consistent learning is my subconscious self coming out of my mind it's like you're in a dream i mean i'm here to make
a pretty penny muddy and is like raining on my parade raining i'm afraid for some fun time mrs ray of sunshine i mean i need a friend like you know i don't need to but you know i already know you can't wait for the night yeah you got hurt you have a crush on him you know like i have a crush on him i'm just like he's beautiful like he's very revealing his life about what he really cares about danny's doing cool way he set to argue that the westminster council a prosecuting him and he fringes his human rights. for the first chorus. i have actually took four years of extra sure. i didn't have the right right position to have a private conversation. i think i think it's completely wrong because if they do manage to corning then where's that going to stop i mean we're all just going to be suppressed. you know two looking speaking you know i just think that's going to be about things i. wrote don't teach that journey to keep like for you and while
westminster city councils have told us that their conflict with danny is merely a question of decibels down the shine is planning to get even louder so i had the resources one day i'd be court required knowledge to go with it like a really good system and the really nice boy you know would be the reverse maybe. ten people interested. that's right some other international headlines in brief now bahrain has announced it will host the permanent headquarters of the pan arab a court of human rights following arab league approval movies presented by the government as a leap forward towards protecting human rights in the region but was labeled a p.r. stunt by activists the country's rulers have been repeatedly accused of a crackdown on the opposition and now critics fear the courts could become a political tool in the hands of the king. some three hundred supporters of the alternative for germany party have staged an anti-government election rally in
dusseldorf they called on chancellor angela merkel to resign and for the euro to be abolished the party believes germany is continual bailing out of other e.u. nations has put its own economy at risk. japan will spend five hundred million dollars to get the fukushima nuclear crisis under control the main problem that the government faces right now is ongoing leaks of radioactive water which have caused a sharp spike in radiation levels around the plant some of the tanks leaking contaminated water have been found but experts say there are more. it's not just edward snowden who is unveiling these spy tactics used to keep an eye on americans max kaiser and his co-host stacy herbert discovered even catching a cab allows the government to know your every move here's a preview of what's ahead in about five minutes from now. you know it's all about drones and helicopters in this day and age of my own little personal drone and
a lot of it that. is there this is what happens to america's. all right stacy this is the n.y.p.d. secret spy cab and enemies within the new book from pulitzer prize winning associated press report is not a puzo an atom goldman on the n.y.p.d. indiscriminate and probably illegal spying program references briefly made to a real yellow cab complete with an authentic taxi medallion registered under a fake name used by the department's intelligence division to conduct surveillance operations it's not a war on terrorists not about security it's about getting people in a position to sell stuff i'm sure that before long when you get into an exit a taxi based on the spying of the customers the guy driving a cab will turn back and say hey buddy i notice from your facebook page that you like schlitz malt liquor which you like the twenty four hours like go until you're sick for non-book you know on the go on like a bong lady on crack avon lady going while there was an avon lady and what's going
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