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two ballistic rockets launched in the mediterranean and detected by russia were part of an israeli missile defense test that briefly hiked tension in the region waiting for a possible u.s. strike on syria. with american troops but praying to leave afghanistan for good next year washington's challenge to close what seems one of the toughest prison facilities there considered so dark it makes good look like a summer camp. and what comes first vegies or the crisis in the eurozone voters give a hard time to germany's general election hopefuls who they believe focus too little on what the main priorities should be.
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live from our studio center here in moscow where it's just turned eight pm. israel has carried out an unannounced missile test in the mediterranean sparking an alert in light of a military buildup in the region for a potential strike on syria the confirmation came after the launch of two rockets was detected by russian radars. brings us the details. the two missiles were launched at around five am g.m.t. in the neutral waters off the mediterranean sea and then headed towards its eastern coast this was detected by russia's early warning system and then reported by the defense ministry at first no one else could officially confirm this including israel and the united states but then we've heard from the israeli defense ministry which said that that was a test of a new anti missile defense system which they conducted along with the u.s.
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washington did confirm that they provided technical assistance tell if said that a military plane fired a rocket which was then intercepted by another missile now this raises a lot of questions around the timing off drill since the full region. around syria is now filled with tensions with concerns of a possible military intervention led by the u.s. since most nato members did say that they're not planning to take part in any military action against president assad's regime but france and the u.s. do seem ready to do so and only a president barack obama did say that washington may start a military operation even without the approval of the u. when he does want to see the approval of the congress but we've just heard from the u.s. president who said that he's absolutely confident in the senator's approval and he stressed once again that this would be a short term military operation aimed at reducing president assad's capabilities
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and also stressed that he wants to see more help and assistance provided to the rebels now this brings us back to the timing of this drill so since many military analysts now are saying that it may have not been only a test of the new military hardware but they have also been a test to see how the syrian authorities may react to such a situation or even possibly to see how long. it takes four writers. monitoring systems to detect such a rocket launches in that area so the tensions are clearly still arising in the region around syria and so is international military presence. meanwhile there's a massive u.s. and allied naval deployment in the eastern mediterranean off syria's coastline as well as in the persian gulf and the red sea russia's also sending warships to the
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troubled region but denies its squaring up to america so let's take a detailed look now at the u.s. fleet there five u.s. destroyers loaded with missiles along with an amphibious assault ship are already in the mediterranean poised for a potential strike in addition to an aircraft carrier group moved to the red sea from the indian ocean to support an attack of ordered now the super carrier u.s.s. nimitz it's one of the largest warships in the world that more than three hundred meters is also taking part in this operation it's powered by nuclear reactors and on board it has ninety planes and helicopters and it's accompanied by a cruiser and three destroyers well the u.s. military buildup in the region is taking place ahead of a congressional debate next week on whether to support barack obama's decision to strike syria says the chorus of those against washington's military involvement is growing at home and now apparently it's even been joined by some servicemen.
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judging by the images uploaded on social media people in military uniform are seen brandishing posters saying they did not join up to fight for al qaeda in syria while the pictures can't be verified already the pentagon is reportedly looking into the identities of those involved marine veteran gordon duff explain to us why many within the u.s. military are not eager to support the syrian rebels. 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. british labor m.p.
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jeremy corbyn believes the g twenty could be a perfect opportunity to resolve the conflict and avoid unnecessary deaths through intervention is the first time britain has voted not to be alongside the united states in any one of the three conflict that i can remember since the vietnam war and so there has to be an impetus to bring about a political solution and a change the g. twenty is the best opportunity to start this process very rapidly otherwise the us will get involved there will be bombardment it will be further killing the further mayhem and the wreck order of afghanistan and iraq in western involvement there has not been a peaceful solution but has been one of continuous destabilization and. meanwhile in the syrian capital the prospect of u.s. led strikes is not what's scaring people the most initial reports now from damascus . we were last time in damascus
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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 not least the movie was never let her out we met muhammad in july two thousand and twelve during the filming of one of the most popular syrian t.v. dramas the way 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 jew investment 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. shows our drama to the
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work the 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 mohammad'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 mohamed 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 his body had been cut into pieces like we didn't believe that it was only a civilian we thought why would anybody killing several days later his body was found. our. families can. three bullets one to his leg one to the stomach and one to his neck.
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because. it's a show of him with 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. out of money for that sort of thing like that he resisted to the death. why did she come especially to can he 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. no real brother died ten months ago exactly ten months ago why do you think he was killed he talked openly about what he thought. paul did the live here in searing damascus changed in the last ten months and that may not last i shot him after mohammad stance many people who
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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 a possible airstrike that america is now planning. i smile when they tell me about the american attack we syrians are only afraid of god we're not afraid of us nor showed us another this time empty grave in the cemetery the boy's father who is also well known actor living in damascus has already reserved for himself. a recent ocean r.t. from damascus syria. and would like to hear what you think about the threat of a military strike on syria on our website we're asking what the end game will look like if the u.s. goes ahead with intervention plans if the results so far. this hour right now more
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than half you think that a devastating region wide conflict will break out a fifth of those who have voted so far see libya as a blueprint for what could happen next and fifteen percent believe washington wouldn't hit out at syria on its own and just a small number agree any strike would be short and precise dot com you'll fills. in the. mass unemployment tax evasion by the richest of the rich and the eurozone heading
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down a dead end and it's in germany believe those are just a small part of the vital issues being skirted around during the country's general election campaign and hopes the one and only t.v. deep h. would rig night critical dialogue it's left viewers disappointed peter all over as the details. the post is around the flesh is being pressed but this german election campaign is hotly setting pulses racing maybe that's the whole idea make 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 main challenger. reading fairy tales and the green party suggesting compulsory vegetarian days where does it stop they're going to start cattle to refrigerators at home and check to see what you've 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 and aside from the greens apparent food fascism have been some
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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 same to initiate further payments for greece they all said yes yes yes there is no real opposition in parliament so providing the comic relief in an otherwise dreary campaign.
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the party 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 to power and then we will decide what we are going to do with it 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 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 their seats in the bull in the stock peter all of a girl and we'll be back with more stories for you including sheltering to be a good report of the london street performer with a booming voice and the control to see who could have his megaphone snatched from his hands by the authorities that story and plenty more for you in just
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a few moments from now. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else and you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture. for the. science technology innovation hall believes developments from around russia we've got the future covered. choose your language. we can with. some of that. choose to use the
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consensus to. choose the opinions that you think are a couple. choose the stories that impact your life. choose. to. here in the russian capital the news continues here on r.t. the u.s. military's twelve year fight in afghanistan is drawing to a close but there's some unfinished business on the ground washington still doesn't know what to do with its jail in bag ram built in the early stages of the war on terror may be dubbed the second guantanamo but its reputation for torture abuse and lethal interrogation methods may even overshadow the cuban detention center. and he reports on what the future holds for background. some call the bagram prison
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a second guantanamo although in reality it was established just before the detention center in cuba and at one point house 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 bagram is used to detain people apprehended in the u.s. war in 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
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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 you 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 pull control of the ground in march it either transferred or released 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 fish will releasing my mates that the u.s. sees as a threat to its security and i'm going to fish and strongly dislike having these four detainees in their custody so far no solution has been provided by any side involved in this in fact one top american military general has confessed that there
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is absolutely no plan on how to deal with the detainees at bagram so the stalemate looks set to drag on. big spent three years being dragged through america's detention program from graham to guantanamo bay and he says life in background was so terrifying he actually longed for a move to guantanamo among 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 cells 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
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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 background 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 kuantan in fact by the time i'd finished being a prisoner and bob graham for most eleven months i was actually looking forward to going to guantanamo. online for you right now russian tycoons in the crosshairs of the russian justice with the c.e.o. of one of the world's largest producers detained over corruption charges for his
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turn their attention to the company's principal shareholder. pulls no punches on washington as he urges a legal investigation over what he claims is an unlawful crackdown by the u.s. on the wiki leaks website that's. in confine it to r.t. dot com from. may have your attention please opinionated and loud before danny shine brings corporate sins to the surface and one of london's major streets but the more people hear him more the authorities are willing to silence the truth teller when he explains. johnny shines got an unusual addiction the father of three likes to take his mega fame to central london and talk to pass' by about things like why wait here i'm the perils of consumerism actually i'm. sorry but. i'm ready i'm. ok. right now i'm
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going to call it stream of consciousness albums and definitely call it bubble virus . yeah i did see the spoken word form of earlier this year westminster council confiscated danny's megaphone and summoned him to court. well what are you looking for an outline of your right also can you talk a lot of things you ladies i think about. to let you know this is go up they go up they know it is illegal. to do it for everyone but 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 has. not stopped i mean just the way his message was. but chris i mean this is more than
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just about public speaking it's about his human rights freedom of expression to me who should really shut up now doesn't that threaten freedom of speech in a country that is the current that is the problem reading is good for the passive consumers as you and i so well free our minds from the perpetual consumption of consumerism but i saw you complaining about the decibels a little earlier not so much concern really is my subconscious self coming out of my mind it's like you're in a demon i mean i'm here to make a pretty penny mug and is like raining on my parade reading i'm afraid for some fans there danny's a ray of sunshine. i mean i've never been like you know i don't need to but you know you know you can do for the night a young guy very like you had a crush on him you know like i have a crush on him and just like he's beautiful a lot he's dealing with life about what he cares about danny's doing cool way he set to argue that the westminster council a prosecuting him and he infringes his human rights. record for the first chorus
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are very different i have actually spoken perfect four years of extreme church hard anytime irish rock the mention of a private conversation. i think i think it's completely wrong because if they do manage to point in their ways like going to stall i mean we're all just going to be surprised into not talking not speaking you know i just think that's going to be a bad thing so i say well don't need to danny to keep the flag point from freedom and while westminster city councils have told us that their conflict with danny is merely a question of decibels danny 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 bike and i would get a reaver maybe ten people in canada are seeing. that the side roads. some other international stories in brief now if you hear an r.t. egyptian army helicopters of launch an air strike on two militant strongholds in
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the sinai peninsula a key area used for rocket launches according to state t.v. at least fifteen militants were killed ammunition warehouses and vehicles were destroyed and ground operation is reportedly now under way and egypt's been trying to tackle rising terrorist activity in the region since the arab spring revolution that toppled president barack in two thousand and eleven. a spate of car bombings and several shootings in and around baghdad have claimed the lives of at least thirty three people and dozens injured a police station commercial district and restaurants are among the places targeted no one has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks incident is the latest in a huge surge of violence in recent months with the number of attacks now the highest since two thousand and eight. also what update bahrain is announced it will host the president headquarters of the pan arab court of human rights the movie praised by the ruling model as inspired by quote the king's belief in basic human
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liberties but the mood is quite different among the opposition ranks activists claim it won't help improve the rights of those in bahrain to agree general assistant of the country's largest opposition party carville says it is nothing more than a p.r. stunt for the government. this is just part of the. doing so. when the uprising the that is. on justice and if they believe in justice they should provide that to their citizens rather than going out to convince the people as the court doctor. for that. this is just took over of what's happening in. the years condemning the judicial looked at the. well from a in the news team in just over half an hour from now in the meantime multis kaiser reports focuses on how getting
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a job could put you in the glare of big brother is coming your way after the short break. if you leave the. economic up and downs in the final month they belong to the old saying i and the rest because i think the case it will be if we.
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right from the scene. first tribute and i think picture. on our reporters' twitter. instagram. to be in the know. welcome to the as the report i'm max keiser america still celebrates labor day despite the fact that all their wealth creating jobs are
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a long ago ship to china but as it was these wells creating jobs and the rising wages of the middle class of the built america into a wealthy nation we ask is china's rise on stoppable a pew research poll earlier this year asked this question and a clear majority of brits german spanners canadians french poles australians and south koreans believe that china will indeed topple america as the world's leading superpower some actually believe this has already happened forty four percent of americans they china as the most of powerful autonomy right now only thirty nine percent of americans thought the u.s. was the number want to connery oh my god stacy this is shocking this is tell me more you know on wall street of course and many financial analysts and bloggers will say oh china is a disaster zone there's a financial bubble there that's going to happen a concious and growing at over eight percent of the.


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