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attention to. the dogs side of war. terror attack on a key gas pipeline the latest population gripped by conflict. the price of room. and we have exclusive footage from. an every day battlefield for families who refuse to leave their homes. every bit as secret as you thought and perhaps then. one person showing off. on a concrete floor you're seeing what there is to see you know in our report. the u.s. military coming your way in just
a few minutes. and new apologies for washington there's the german leader complains directly to. the n.s.a. private. everybody knows it it's open talk among officials this is just it's just i believe that i'm going to. stay tuned for the full analysis. the world's top headlines live from moscow with me rule welcome to today's program a key gas pipeline in syria has been blown up plunging much of the country including the capital into darkness and the government accuse the rebels of the blast reportedly being followed by heavy gunfire. correspondent paula the report
damascus and huge parts of syria are now in a state of blackouts we're also hearing that coastal cities in the west of the country as well as parts of the aleppo province in the north are also experiencing power cuts now this comes after an attack on a gas pipeline that supplies power stations in the south of the country the pipeline is near the airport which is around twenty kilometers from the capital city damascus residents saying that they heard a massive explosion they heard heavy machine gun fire and they also saw a fire at the international airport one resident saying and i'm quoting now that the whole city just went dark the government has blamed rebels for this attack that cause them terrorists the fighting on the ground is continuing however and one of the fallouts of this conflict is that it many situations it is putting brother against brother this is young work cell to damascus ten months ago it was home to
one point two million palestinians today ten percent seem to remain the price of world peace so it's a q. tip here where it's divided families and put her brother against brother. lee betrayed and we cannot trust them anymore eight days ago abu movie and his wife came home for ten long months they'd lived on the streets not once giving up the hope they'd return this is what way to be and the world come we are coming to kill you bashar scribbled on the walls. whatever happens i will not leave my house again i would like to destroy the walls and build them again could not be worse than this for one year syria's palestinians managed to stay out of the conflict but the infiltration of foreign fighters with big dreams and even bigger promises of money forced the residents of to choose sides. and take up arms against people they've
known their whole lives. and i have some friends fighting on the other side we're not friends anymore the ones who displace those from our house and destroyed our homes are not our friends. with. each day a bomb movie leaves to fight them but not before he struck furniture high against the windows to protect his family from snipers life inside these political riddled wars is as dangerous as it is outside his two sons as vulnerable as their mother every time the father walks out the door but it's always a painful favor all movie carefully helps her husband prepare for battle she knows he needs to go but each time he leaves behind the same unanswered question. every day when he says goodbye i wonder if you will come back or not like when he got injured he didn't come back i want to find him in hospital there are
a lot of men like him and women like me but not a lot of fighters have bought their families back to your mork the snipers are in shooting range and three days earlier shrapnel from a bullet blinded up to morey's left eye but the thirty three year old doesn't have a choice he has nowhere else to move his family and while the southern part of your milk is still in the hands of the rebels his home or what remains of it has been freed by palestinians who like other more we are fighting alongside the syrian army and. when i go to the battlefield my mind is always with my family and i hope i will come back safe to them to take care of them and i pray that if i get more teared they will find tender people to look after them. the frontline is now two streets away. and he's come maids the battle hits closer to home each time they take aim to secure the streets for the families often it's
a neighbor friend and sometimes even a brother who is pointing a gun back at them. yarmouk syria and for now international inspectors are in syria at the moment overseeing the destruction of the country's chemical weapons and the facilities designed to build them and some are wondering whether the nationwide power shortage could be an attempt to undermine their work the attack in damascus today the shutdown of damascus the power outage this is a terrorist act and right now john kerry's very happy chuck hagel is very happy president obama is happy this is what their policy is is to fund and finance and coordinate through the joint special operations command and the cia this kind of terrorist actions against the people of syria they may be partly designed to carry out a disruption of the weapons inspections because other weapons inspectors have had all kinds of trouble getting into areas that are under the rebels control where
chemical weapons we nisshin seem to have been used there's been lots of near misses mortar attack shell means and other kinds of military. disruptions of the weapons inspectors program and much of it and i think almost all of it is coming from the rebel side because perhaps they have something to hide. and the rebels are still reluctant to negotiate with the syrian government putting together a list of conditions that damascus should make before they start talking of the demands were made today friends of syria gathering in london this week and moscow believes that the communique the group of eleven states who sympathize with the opposition the communique they came up with could jeopardize any chance of dialogue for example the resolution from the london conference clearly says that assad should not have a role in syria's future and blames the conflict squarely on damascus and says it's clear who carried out the chemical attack in organized now moscow took issue with the woody because ultimately it claims it could provoke the assad regime into
backing out of the talks in geneva a us defense analyst ivan eland he told us here at r t how this overwhelming support for the rebels could well end up backfiring the al-qaeda groups are dying now dominating the opposition they're the most ruthless and oftentimes when you have a big civil war a chaotic civil war the most ruthless conning people rise to the top and i'm afraid that the west is in an illusion that these rebels are going to be some sort of a democratic force and i think oh obama now he's wised up to that i think and he's always been a bit reluctant to get involved in this with heavy amounts of u.s. aid and i think even the turks are now attacking some of the rebel groups they're threatened by some of them on their borders and they have been supporting the rebel groups and probably steer are supporting someone so the situation is getting very chaotic but i think that the rebels that the rebels take over are you could have you know you could have an al qaeda dominated portion of syria. thanks
for joining us here on r t today as the most maligned jail on the planet. keeps its affairs on scandals firmly under wraps and find out just how far they'll go to make sure nothing gets out. our crew visiting the facility sent this report however only after it had been severely edited and censored by the guantanamo bay stuff. transparencies a word repeated by u.s. officials working at guantanamo like a mantra by those few who are comfortable speaking on camera you see the conditions under which the detainees live you get to talk to the people who are responsible for garner we make it is transparent as possible and those preferring to remain on identifiable like the majority of officials we were permitted to speak to have to do we get media like yourself international media or local media or whatever and
they're welcome to come you know we tell them what we have any journalists workflow at guantanamo starts with a mandatory introduction to media rules the so-called operation security briefing or the material that you guys are gathering to make sure that it abides by our policy here even though transparency is a word brought out by all the personnel we talked to on the ground we as journalists access to detainees aside are asked to be very careful about the shots we filmed all the backdrops and at the end of each day videos are reviewed and any shots deemed unacceptable are deleted this one will be ok because palm trees are not too controversial remind you of any frowned upon seaward like censorship it's this series of program established to our. program accomplished with very very good sorry old video and audio recordings and even sketches are carefully studied cellphones are banned from camps we're not supposed to put anything on facebook or anything like that or you know even worry about talking about it over you know anything over the phone this said purpose of these ground
rules to protect the safety and security. no operations to detain you or make it their mission so we try to photograph them down we are warned violations of media ground rules may result in restricted access denial of future visits and or remove all from guantanamo. people just kind of mislabeled it and they have a call to get before bia just not leading. giving the true picture i mean the only people who knows what goes on get more is os and the detainees and getting the detainees side of what goes on and get most apparently just couldn't be done after an extensive explanation of how exactly we are to film the prisoners the amount of detainee face time we get a total of one minute and five seconds through a dark glass window the reason we're given out of respect for them and not using them is as you know. you know. making them
some kind of curiosity you know on film the thing like that we don't want to do that despite our requests to not even film but at least witness more real prison or life a high ranking guantanamo admiral convinces us that we actually have a lot more access than we think you're seeing what there is to it to see you know. given the amount of time that you have here to to see it we are as transparent as possible after one minute glimpse at one detainee our schedule is in fact all booked up i think i mean they they were taken to the detention camp kitchen to witness how well things were on their wilsons were not really being allowed to close to the detainees this might be the closest glimpse of their life we might be getting today we're being told the that these are the meals that they're offered on a daily basis. we're also taken to the only local radio station all made up like zombies in the audience military personnel serving at the base do you do any news related to the time and attention can. read that to public media
because you know there's enough journalists over there covering that music sports and talk radio pure infotainment rains here. and so we learn there we're not the only ones simply being treated to a show and party one tunnel bay cuba. and you know what it's like for journalists for visiting guantanamo bay but for the lawyers representing the inmates it's even harder. and represents a number of the detainees says regulations. unable to even mention the alleged torture of clients the rules and regulations that are governing the military commissions are incredibly confining for defense counsel they're subject to very strict protective orders that require them to keep classified information classified so for example the lawyers representing the men accused in the nose for
the men now call the nine eleven five. they are seeking to disclose facts of their client's torture to various international tribunals and their i'm able to do that right i mean there is there's no doubt that the u.s. government the gauged in torture it's a it's it's publicly known it's right and there are unable to do that because they can't share with their clients have told them with these outside decision makers and fact finders. now if he is doing his best to tell you about what goes on inside guantanamo bay prison. of torture and legal mistreatment and cover ups. i know a lot still to come for you on the program here on. trade with the west and the east of ukraine for the best of both worlds hitting the skids. to protectionism.
he sees with. the future coverage. i. or like from moscow it's all to do with me role research it is being reported in america the head of a russian cultural exchange program in the u.s. is now being investigated by the f.b.i. their security agency reportedly looking into his alleged spy activities are joining me live from central moscow now was our teams are going to go to chicago to give us the latest on this so you talk about murky details perhaps no surprise to
you irina what if you got regarding the reported grounds for this investigation at this point we know that there are several outlets and american news outlets which are saying that the f.b.i. is looking into the hundred thirty people roughly who have gone there to russia on the cultural exchange program over the last twelve years the head of the exchange program is now being investigated as a man who have who have been viewing these young up and coming americans as possible intelligence assets now there is no evidence really is supplying any indication that he was actually looking at them as such because according to those who were interviewed by various news sources they didn't notice any such behavior in the in fact they haven't been in contact with after going on these cultural exchange programs yes they have stayed perhaps in a comfortable accommodations and at times met with rush some of russian dignitaries but other than that there was nothing out of ordinary when it comes to cultural
exchange program is that the man himself you have had this to say on the subject matter. it's some kind of witch hunt to young boys and girls that have gone to russia demanding to be told to watch the hows and whys they're trying to instill a fear of russia in american society. if indeed any of these reports and allegations are confirmed i'll be looking at a scandal here perhaps not really well at this point we do have this reaction from the russian embassy in the united states let's have a listen such horror stories a reminder of cold war days it's a blatant attempt to distort the two parties of the russian cultural center whose goal is to develop trust and cooperation between the two countries. but so far all this hype is coming just from news outlets f.b.i. themselves are neither confirming nor denying these reports and as we all know really the man in question mr scientific is been proven guilty and he should remain
innocent unless proven otherwise and stories really aren't that unusual after all there are some people who are there are some people working in diplomacy circles who are saying that every single state has an intelligence network of one sort or another on the ground but the same time as of now with absolutely no evidence confirming the as we're looking at just a media hype over in the united states possibly allegations and possibly a lot of speculation as well we're going to thank you. for it here on r t another day another excuse for the n.s.a. spying activities fresh from having to make an apologetic phone call to france iraq obama has now had to speak to germany's angela merkel trying to explain away a report suggesting her mobile phone was among those under surveillance peter all of our reports. well it just keeps on coming when it comes to who the u.s.
allegedly spying on now the latest allegations surround the personal mobile telephone of german chancellor angela merkel now there were allegations made that the united states were or had hacked into and was spying on her personal communications now these allegations were taken seriously enough by the german security services the b n d and german chancellor angela merkel herself to prompt or to put a phone call in to president barack obama directly from the white house what we've heard is a statement saying that the united states is not and would not spy on the german chancellor's communications notably from that statement did not say whether they had done in the past but if you look at the record and what's been coming out about the united states spying program you can see why the german chancellor would be taking this very seriously we've seen allegations of an extensive spying campaign taking place in brazil also likely sions that over seventy million phone
calls were listened to in france also when you add to that video communications were apparently being looked at inside the u.n. general assembly and it doesn't seem like there's anybody who is out of reach of the n.s.a. spying program deutsche telekom announced just recently that they would only use internal german servers for german to german e-mail communications to try and cut off any kind of outside access to information it was being to being bandied around with in germany to try and stop all trying to assure its customers that it was going to stop the n.s.a. from from getting a hold of their information now we've also seen political action taken the european parliament has suspended the swift agreement with the united states and that was an agreement that would share banking data it was supposed to try and tackle terrorism to try and stop transfers from one bank account to another that were being used to fund terrorism around the world now it emerges that the n.s.a.
may have been using not to spy on european citizens personal data so that's been suspended there is fallout heading the united states is where you as these allegations mount up that they're watching just about everybody's every move. and here it out here we go to crystal hall still a government and business consultant in things that even though germany's reaction looks like outrage it's nothing but a joint performance with washington. i don't believe a bit that they were not listening into the mobile phone off german chancellor merkel everybody who is officially here in germany knows that whenever he uses the phone when he uses e-mail whenever a uses a cell phone or fixed line doesn't matter what. twitters are so everything will be listened and will be recorded is open to spying also our governments will do the same as the other many others have done especially of course with them a talk and they will say we would not accept that that's unacceptable and please
americans make sure that this doesn't happen and this is all blah blah they know it all the time they count on it that this is happening everybody knows it it's open to talk about fish so this is just for the cows. are now it could be the last chance for ukraine and russia to avert a trade war that threatens to sink exports eastward and the leaders of both nations meet today and better or worse and ukraine is edging towards a trade pact with europe at despite opposition both at home and from its neighbors and r.t. is that we shall have to get our reports on exactly what's at stake. the funeral of independence this is how ukraine's movement but i'd buy describe the him in signing over an association agreement between kiev and the european union. our government doesn't tell the truth about what will really happen with our economy health of his g.d.p. relies on export and half of it almost evenly split between russia and the european
union agriculture bosses are happy believing their goods will be in demand in europe but other vital sectors of industry like machinery are under threat say economist a railway. city equipment can be sold to the european union because the technology is different because the standards are different european union can be substitution for the serious market and. you know. you can ploy. probably you can close the spectrum some enterprises in ukraine export up to seventy five percent of what they produce to russia vladimir putin made it clear if key of aligns with the e.u. more school will take protective action but judging by political course potential economic risks are not worth the sweat. will be joining a unity of different values were human rights are protected e.u. will help ukraine sort out its human rights institutions banners like these are
part of longstanding national wide conveying to persuade ukrainians their future lies within the european union in fact according to the recent opinion polls more than half of the country want to be part of the e.u. and more than forty percent say yes to the association agreement but it will not become a e.u. member anytime soon says ukraine's only recognized you are skeptic the. association pact would bring only one way benefits no. we are not a human we will take part in decision making but will have to carry out someone else's decisions ukraine tries to sit on two cheers saying both the e.u. and the c.i.s. are regarded this strategic trade directions with moscow refusing that ukraine could enjoy trade privileges with both the e.u. and russia at once it's very hard the country would feel after it makes this leap of faith that the eastern partnership summit in vilnius on the ember the twenty eighth. reporting from the new grain part interview with pakistan secretly supporting u.s. drone strikes on its territory despite condemning them
a top secret cia document obtained by the washington post newspaper outlines an agreement on the program between two thousand and seven and two thousand and eleven drone strikes were successful in killing only terrorists despite an official count of almost a thousand civilian deaths. by mourners clashed with police at the funeral of a seventeen year old boy. protesters say he was shot in the head by security while police claimed that he was killed in an explosion and wanted for previous attacks offices closed the main highway resorting to tear gas against the crowds the opposition has been demanding human rights reforms for the past two years. i'm stepping aside here on our t.v. abby martin i'm breaking this.
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do you know what's on your dinner plate i mean really know what's on your dinner plate sure may look like chickens steak or a hamburger but there's probably a little something extra in there to arsenic you know the deadly poison and antibiotics shockingly about eighty percent of all antibiotics sales in the u.s. go to livestock alone since the one nine hundred forty s. the livestock industry has been adding these drugs to animal feed and nurture reduce infections and make them eat more appetising lead pink but these antibiotics also double as growth hormones so that now chickens look like this yes that's the difference between a chicken from the one nine hundred fifty s. and the factory farm chickens of today pretty disgusting but at the end of the day . it's always been about profit not humanity. and the desire for massive profit could be killing you a recent report by john hopkins university claims that the excessive use of animal
antibiotics is putting people at risk by creating antibiotic resistant bacteria according to the centers for disease control twenty three thousand americans die every year from antibiotic resistant infections unfortunately money signs are stalling congress for regulating these antibiotics but thankfully after years of legal battles the f.d.a. announced earlier this month it will finally ban three out of four arsenic drugs that normally go into the animal feed and don't get me wrong it's a step in the right direction but let's be honest if it took decades to get the deadly poison arsenic banned how long is it going to take until we're no longer eating frank and chicken. the for the purpose they are looking very hard to take out early or what have you ever had sex with the target they're looking. for the killers.
the to little. little. low low low low low low low low low low low. low. nearly two years ago a fourteen year old cheerleader named daisy coleman was allegedly raped by seventeen year old matthew barnett and left a freezing death outside of her house in maryville missouri it's a tale we've heard far too often star football player rapes young student in the town ends up blaming the victim resulting in no consequences for the perpetrator oh and did i mention that the alleged rapist is also the grandson of a missouri congressman but this.