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and. america's top diplomat says the u.s. could attack syria even if lawmakers say no as washington's european allies release evidence they claim bashar assad did order a chemical weapons attack. there are still no plan on what to do with america's most infamous jail in afghanistan or passivity so dark that former detainees say one tunnel is a holiday camp compared to bagram. and shouting to be heard a london street performer with a booming voice and an eye for controversy could have been megaphone ripped from his hands by the authorities.
live from our studio center here in moscow where it's just turned one pm i'm going to france. for some breaking news for you this hour russian radar systems have reportedly detected two missiles launched eastward from the central mediterranean the u.s. has been readying a military strike against syria and its ships have been converging in the area for around two weeks now president obama however said there should be a congress vote before washington launches any action russian radar systems have reportedly detected two missiles which were launched somewhere over. the middle east all america's top diplomat does say 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 evidence enough 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 scare syrians the most as. report
alaska's. 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 part of our. though. the movie was her 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 is 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 noor. 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 and the next day we got an anonymous tip that he'd been killed in his body had been cut into pieces we didn't believe that it was only a civilian we thought why would anybody kill him several days later his body was found shot i was.
he was killed with three bullets one to his leg one to the stomach and one to his neck. it's. not it's. not such a welcome what their level 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 al-jazeera of course the p.l.o. of money for that sort of thing like that he resisted to the death but you're. right that she comes back and they too can they also took his car it's common that such cars are leaving used in terror attacks three weeks ago we got news there's been a car bombing and that was muhammad's car you. know your brother died ten months ago exactly ten months ago why do you think he was killed he talked openly about what he thought of us. how did they live here in searing damascus change in the last ten months and that may not last i shot him was 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 asked themselves what are the people who belong to the opposition doing if they kill innocent civilians some of them are nothing more than criminals. what do you think about possible airstrike that america is now planning which is i smile when they tell me about the american attack and that we syrians are only afraid of god we're not afraid of us nor showed us and other this time empty grave in the cemetery the boy's father who is also well known actor living in damascus has already reserved it for himself. from damascus. berlin and paris have joined the clamor to convince the world that it was syria's president who ordered a chemical weapons attack outside damascus last month paris says it has satellite imagery proving chemical strikes came from
a government controlled area but also blames bashar al assad for three other attacks committed between april and august and in germany media reports suggest the country's spies intercepted communications indicating the syrian leadership used sarin gas in one a high level has official apparently tells iran's embassy that president assad had snapped and made a big mistake and like the u.s. france and germany also based their conclusions on unverified witness accounts videos and the fact the syrian government possesses chemical weapons. 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. destroyers loaded with missiles along with an amphibious assault ship in the mediterranean they have been joined by an aircraft carrier group that's now in the red sea to support the attack on syria if order the super carrier u.s.s. nimitz is one of the largest warships in the world at more than three hundred
meters long it's powered by nuclear reactors and has ninety planes and helicopters on board 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 for a it's judged judging by images loaded uploaded on social media people wearing military uniforms 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. fifty to seventy percent of americans are clearly opposed to up. against syria and members of the military particularly the last 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 and there are 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. reminding you now of our breaking news russian radar systems have reportedly detected two missiles launched eastward from the central mediterranean this according to russia's defense ministry it's unclear who launched the missiles all of this is happening amid military escalation in the area as the u.s. threatens attacks against syria syria's embassy in moscow says it has no further information on this. and we'd like to hear from you about what's happening in syria on our website we're asking what the end game will look like if the u.s. does launch strikes right now more than half of you think a devastating region wide conflict will break out quite a few of you see libya as
a blueprint for what could happen next fifteen percent believe washington wouldn't head out on syria on its own just a small number agree and you strike would be short and precise. well he's got a megaphone lots of opinions and he's become a fish fixture 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 artie's polly boyko meets the man who's
not afraid to shout about what he believes in. johnny shines got an unusual addiction the father of three likes to take his megaphone to central london and talk to pass' by about things like why way here on the perils of consumerism actually i'm. sorry but. i'm ready i'm for. a fiver. stop shaking my head i want to call it stream of consciousness and definitely call it bubble boy right. yeah it's the spoken word form of earlier this year westminster council confiscated danny's megaphone and summoned him to court. well what do you looking for an icon of your right also can you talk or think if you really think they're going to. let you know this is go up they go up they hated it so it is illegal.
to push every one of. dani'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 not as it was not so i took away his memory. but presenting this is more than just about public speaking it's about his semen right freedom of expression to me he should really shut up now doesn't that 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 our minds from the perpetual consumption of consumerism but i saw you complaining about the decibels a little earlier than most and complaining 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 many i'm afraid for some fans
their families a ray of sunshine. i mean i'm a good girl like you know everybody just but you know you know you go for the night you know you've got a very light you have a crush on him you know like i have a crush on him and just like he's beautiful what he's doing his life about what he really cares about danny's doing cool way he said to argue that the westminster council of prosecuting him and infringes his human rights. record for the first chorus listen i actually spoke for public four years for the future. i didn't irish rock the mention of a private conversation but i think i think it's completely wrong because if they do manage to corning then where's that going to stall i mean we're all just going to be suppressed into no two looking not speaking you know i just think that's going to be a bad thing so i say well don't need to donate to keep the black boy from polluting and while westminster city councils have told us that that 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 quite be quite nice to go with it like a really good p.a. system and they're in a really nice like you know a bit of a reverse maybe ten people information. that's right it's like a vacuous vote coming up critics accuse germany's election candidates avec nor in the real problems and taking the low brow road to high office that and more after the break. loose.
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lindsey france. russian radar systems have reportedly detected two missiles launched eastward from the central mediterranean. joins me live now are you can you give us an idea what do we know so far well according to russia's defense ministry at around ten sixteen am moscow time its monitoring systems detected the launch of two ballistic missiles in the mediterranean sea the headed from the western to the eastern port of the sea this is all the information we have at this moment we don't know where the missiles were. or where where the landed but this is happening amid very high tensions in the whole regions around syria the syrian embassy in moscow so far said that they don't have any information about this incident over all right are to. thank you very much for that. and u.s. troops may soon be heading home but there's still no plan on what to do a jail dubbed the guantanamo bay's sister prison the facility saw its heyday in the
early stages of the war on terror gaining a reputation of torture and abuse it currently holds sixty seven prisoners foreigners men men the u.s. says are too dangerous to let go but not guilty enough to punish parties who are in a report on what the future holds for. some call the bagram 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 it was 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 couple to quell control of the ground in march it either transferred or release prisoners but what to do with the almost seventy foreign nationals that remain and what to do with the
u.s. because some allege the americans are still very president fearing that i'm going to fishel israel releasing mates that the u.s. sees as a threat to its security and i'm going to 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 this still made looks set to drag on. between bob graham and john hutton obey laws on big spend three years being churned through america's terror program he told us 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 closer 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 there 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 they were waving 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 murder took place at the hands of u.s. soldiers for my part it was worse than quanto in fact by the time i'd finished being
a prisoner and by grown for most eleven months i was actually looking forward to going to guantanamo. author and journalist yvonne ridley visited afghanistan in the early stages of the war and was captured and held hostage by the taliban she later visited by ground jail but wasn't even allowed through the front door she says given the stark 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 in background background and 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 it's strings are being pulled by washington which is why only now and again you will hear. aggressive soundbites about
american interference but really president karzai should now be you see in his muscle and demanding to take over the whole running of. and left the afghan authorities deal with what is actually happening in background . top whistle blower julian a song strikes back he believes the crackdown on his wiki leaks website was unlawful and filed a legal complaint as he marks a thousand days either under house arrest or holed up in london's ecuadorian embassy we're on that story at our web site. and russia's far east remains under water as one of the region's main cities wages a major war against flooding see the footage of devastation at our t.v. dot com.
today. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. showing corporations rule the day. soup cake and veggie days pundits say germany's general election campaigns look more like a tabloid magazine agenda than a serious political battle with five weeks to go until the vote even the first t.v. debate starring angulo merkel failed to add any fire to proceedings as artie's peter over reports. the post is the flesh is being pressed but this german election campaign is full of pulses racing maybe that's the whole idea make it as boring as possible so i know everybody kind of goes to sleep and doesn't worry about the real issues what we have been treated to is chancellor angela merkel talking about potato soup
a main challenger. reading fairy tales and the green party suggesting compulsory vegetarian days where does it stop i mean are they going to start coming to refrigerators at home and checking to see what you got there as well i mean or they're going to shut down the burger kings and mcdonald's on tuesdays and so you have to serve edgy burgers aside from the greens apparent to fascism have been some peculiar manifesto promises the social democrats want legislation to prevent stress in the workplace and the free democrats hoping to win over commuters by making it illegal for trains to be late all distraction tactics according to those hoping to win their first seats in the bundestag they don't want to touch the real problems with the euro crisis diminishing pension fund survey come up with things like the green party wanting a veggie day one reason being cited is the lack of a major issue for the parties to really attack each other on when you talk about
their support for the government's decision to implement the sam to initiate further payments for greece all said yes yes yes there is no real opposition in parliament so providing the comic relief in an otherwise dreary campaign. on the part i'm very easy to remember. with policies such as banning tourists from berlin and building a wall around the whole of germany these jokers are quietly confident we want to get into power and then we will decide what we are going to do with the. what do you think the chances are. our chances are pretty good we expect to take one hundred percent of the vote and even more in all seriousness though with greece looking likely to need a third bailout package it will be no laughing matter for those that come to power after september the twenty second they're going to have to deal with some real
issues as they take the seats in the boom the stock peter all of a. some other international headlines in brief now the rain has announced it will host the permanent headquarters they can air of course of human rights following arab league approval movies presented by the government for work towards protecting human rights in the region but it's 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 court could become a political tool in the hands of the cane. japan will spend five hundred million dollars to get the fukushima nuclear crisis under control the main problem 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. a reminder of our breaking news russian radar systems reportedly detected two missiles launched
eastwards from the central mediterranean about three hours ago this according to russia's defense ministry now it's unclear who launched the missiles all of this is happening amid military escalation in the area as the u.s. threatens attacks against syria russia's embassy in damascus says there have been no missile alarms or explosions in the capital the pentagon as well as serious embassy in moscow say they have no further information and nato says it is currently checking the information. just after the break we meet the russian man who gave a home to thirty orphans stay with us on our team. 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 in bold 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 smirnoff which is british own 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 a 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 difficult proposition than poor. american made vodka onto the sidewalk but that's just my opinion.
the bible says many times that god is the father of all forms those abandoned by their mothers and fathers. he's their father. i'm sure he called me to serve these children. i didn't know how to feed them. i borrowed money a ten percent interest a month. one day i came home totally depressed. i fell into bed and at around midnight i heard a voice. that was strong powerful and yet very tender it said these are my children .