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that some. of our time. and other day and out of tragedy iraq endures a series of blast that kills more than sixty people as the merciless campaign by the nation's old car to sell shows no sign of easing. the more that we attack here is the way that we're doing the more terrorism look here's. we explore how the brainchild of osama bin laden is spread its wings from central asia all the way to the atlantic since washington launched its war on terror. and president obama has reportedly known for years the n.s.a. was spying on the german chancellor yet chose not to stop and claimed that it agency strongly denies.
this is r.t. coming to live from moscow i'm marina joshie welcome to the program. a series of bombings has ripped through iraq killing at least sixty six people such coordinated attacks have become the hallmark of a country's all qaeda cell it's bloody efforts to undermine the authority of the iraqi government have already made this year the deadliest in the country since two thousand and eight was out take a look at the roots of the crisis from nine hundred ninety six to two thousand and one it was based in afghanistan where it enjoyed the protection of the taliban and it was also present in pakistan its expansion gathered steam after washington launched its war on terror in response to the nine eleven attacks the us invasion of iraq prompted radical islamists there to declare the url engines to osama bin laden's network in two thousand and four two thousand and seven saw a powerful jihad as a group in north africa unite under the name of al qaida in the islamic maghreb and
spread its operations across the region two years later of the yemeni and saudi branches merged to formal caught up in the air of it arabian peninsula says that the terror network's been gaining ground with new cells emerging in the region as the arab spring unfolded including some powerful groups waging a war against president assad in syria are just going to investigate. u.s. intelligence officials speaking anonymously of course say they're not concerned that al qaeda affiliated groups in syria are shifting some of their focus from toppling bashar al sought to launching extra law for ations against the west one u.s. lawmaker pointed out that's exactly what happened even ghana sent which led to nine eleven they are now focused on fighting assad but very soon they'll be focused on something else we have michael here former pentagon official with me mr maloof where are the. groups headed in your opinion the. through our.
forces that are there. are now attempting to look at syria in the long term to be under a caliphate and their spring throughout the entire region when you look at a map of the whole area stream from the arabian peninsula to all the way across north africa and into the margaret put you right. at the foot of southern europe and that is. the strategy is to ultimately move into europe according to various estimates more than ten thousand committed members are operating just along syria's eastern border with iraq it's reported to be more than the number of jihad is in iraq during the u.s. led occupation worth mentioning it was the u.s. invasion that brought terror into iraq this graph from the national consortium for the study of terrorism and responses to terrorism shows the spike of terrorist attacks in iraq following the u.s. invasion the u.s.
now shrugs at all these terror that iraq has to deal with every day calling it well pains of democracy libya similar attitude the u.s. helped to kill qaddafi now the country is involved in chaos and terror again you hear pains of democracy but as these extremist groups in different countries become more and more organized as a network it's difficult to ignore them on. that's spreading through the region the west thinks drones are the perfect tool to deal with terrorists they say drones are the solution but on the receiving end those drone strikes are seen as acts of terror when they kill innocent people and they help terrorists recruit more terrorists most recently to report came out by amnesty international and human rights watch they looked into u.s. strikes in pakistan and yemen human rights watch found that in the strikes that they have investigated seven percent of those who died were civilians washington says they decimated al qaeda solution but it seems al-qaeda has metastasized and
continue spreading with drone strikes and brewing civil wars in washington i'm going to check on. george county who is a former diplomat in the u.s. foreign service as a washington keeps showing its war on terror is full often consistencies we should reasonably assume that within the u.s. government they have exactly the same data they know that the more that we attack harris the way that we're doing the more terrorism appears and so then the question is well if we're creating more terrorists who are into terrorism activities why are we doing it there's no sensible strategy there's no consistent logical strategy behind us actions we're taking things one piece at a time so here we support one group there we suppress the same group you know here we talk about terrorists and their we support terrorists in syria there's there's no real consistency in the shows that that's very strong proof that there's no
thought behind what we're doing. and as all qaeda linked militants push on with their offensive against the government in syria more civilians are stepping forward a civil war of volunteers. my family wanted but nothing is more precious than our country the homeland when i was raised. coming up we meet a syrian woman who is putting her alive on the line to the fan her country and children. now a german news outlets suggest president obama has been aware of the n.s.a. tapping chancellor merkel's phone and let it go on for years this comes after a for its stated that he confirmed to go over the phone that he knew nothing of the practice merkel said the monitoring would be a breach of trust if confirmed and dad's spying on france does not work obama apologized and reportedly claimed to have had no prior knowledge that it was going
on but germany's build newspaper suggest he knew about the spying on germans leader and encouraged it a claim denied by the n.s.a. well let's now bring in frederick director of young voices an international advocacy group thank you so much for joining us here on r t to discuss with us well there are at this point conclude conflicting reports as to. what washington has been up to and what obama may have or may have not known such as this is a statement from the white house let's now take a listen the president spoke with chancellor merkel reassured her that the united states is not and will not monitor the chancellor's communications. and we have also said broadly that at the president's direction we are reviewing the way that we gather intelligence to ensure that we properly balance the security concerns of our citizens and allies with the privacy concerns that all people share i mean now
that you've heard this word do you think the truth lies. i'm not i'm going to investigate. us president obama knows but let's just short of you behind me you see the brandenburg gate that's the place where twenty five years ago germans from the east overthrew their government snooping and spying on all of them next to the brandenburg gate to see the u.s. embassy actually on former east german territory and the us was always perceived as a shining beacon of civil liberties and freedom and now we actually this year more and more of the snowden revelations show us how much and to what extent the n.s.a. and the u.s. surveillance apparatus was even snooping on the elyse not just on the german citizens but also on the german government and especially chancellor merkel. well you know as we speak we know that the delegation of am
a piece is set to visit the united states following the scandal so how do you think this will affect the relationship between america and the e.u. . it's very interesting that now these m.p.'s make a huge scandal out of this listening to phone calls but actually a couple of months ago when snowden revealed millions of german so it all germans basically were subject the subject of and this mass of. even the chief of staff of . this scandal to be over and now they are opening this scandal because suddenly the chancellor was being spied on i don't think that these proposed. laws will have a big impact these. surveillance agencies have grown to an extent that it's really hard to control them basically you would need to have to heavily cut down all these surveillance agencies such as the n.s.a. or the cia to make actually sure that they don't have the power and the resources
anymore to snoop on everyone around the world so you basically want to donating down some governments are saying that they will be introducing new laws and perhaps creating programs to some of prevent you know agencies like the n.s.a. from snooping so you don't think that's possible you're not feeling optimistic in other words are you. i mean that can make laws but the question is if these laws will actually have an effect in the us and it's a it's controlled by secret courts which are not even really you know transparent the public and even a lot of politicians cannot control them so these secret agencies have like their own dynamics so in order to really have an impact and regaining people their privacy and their civil liberties need to have really be downsized and only the americans can do the german lawmakers cannot regulate the n.s.a. or the budget the n.s.a. gets from there you see i like to pick up on this because you know on the one hand we have lawmakers who might be introducing some new laws protecting privacy and the
rest of it but then again we have intelligence agencies something european intelligence and intelligence agencies have been closely working the n.s.a. so how does this solid out then right it's not just about the n.s.a. it's also about. surveillance agencies in europe such as the british law and even the german ones which do not do not. allow citizens to keep their privacy their snooping on each other i would not be surprised if there would be further revelations on other countries spying on each other's leaders that's just a dynamic we now live from the twenty first century where these agencies think that they that they're entitled to accumulate all this information of not just simple citizens but also leaders of countries and i think there's no difference i mean if you're on my privacy is intruded by the n.s.a. it's the same scandal as of privacy that's intruded there's no difference because
we're all humans and we all have the right to have our privacy absolutely wolfram roger thank you so much for the use live from berlin. and of course we would like to know what do you think about the developing scandal around u.s. spying practices we're asking you how the revelations that the n.s.a. bugged dangler merkel's phone will affect america ties to let us know by logging on to r.t. to call to vote in our latest weapon. and right now we can take a look at some of the figures that we've got at this point so as you can see so far the most popular opinion seems to be that the e.u. will introduce highly encrypted communications for all top officials to protect countries against u.s. snooping over a quarter of the respondents believe that president obama will apologize to angela merkel and offer to spy on david cameron instead while slightly fewer think european governments will restrict access to private data raising the costs for
u.s. businesses in the e.u. and a minority of us point of vision germany offering snowden and asylum in return for launching a cyber counterattack against the united states to let us know what he's saying by logging onto r.t. dot com and having your say there while you're online get the latest updates on the story and many others such as reports that tens of millions of phone calls in spain were intercepted and stored by the n.s.a. last year read up on the spread of the american spy web on our website r.t. dot com also online today for a. school boy from canada pleads guilty to hacking government websites and passing the data to anonymous in exchange for video games learn more about a twelve year old prodigy on our team dot com. well you're watching live from moscow and more news will be coming your way shortly don't go away.
two years after the force ouster of khadafi by nato forces libya stands at the abyss the lack of a strong central government weak rule of law and the endless violence in a country awash with weapons has resulted in libya facing failed state status activists the presence of islamic militants can things get any worse in libya. speech or language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the world talks about six fifty i p interviews intriguing stories are you. trying.
to find out more visit our big t.v. dog called. welcome back this is r.t. now as the human cost of the spiraling syrian conflict mounts civilians are being increasingly caught up in the fighting some are now facing no other choice than to enlist and the military and had to the front line are the smallest leader met one syrian mother who's taken the safety of her children into her own hands moving them is getting ready for work like women around the world she enjoys putting on makeup before heading to the office. but miriam's job is a little different to most the twenty three year old is heading to the syrian frontline it gives me great satisfaction being able to defend my country against terrorists who want to destroy it. it's strange to find women here in the line of
fire even more so because miriam is a mother her sons are just four and six years old. i signed up because of them i'm not afraid anymore because i've stopped worrying we are in a state of war. but every day miriam sees the reality of war more than one hundred thousand people most of them civilians killed the people who lived in these homes were her friends and family all of them have fled most of them will never return i . am most afraid when the letter bombs fall in our posts and there is shrapnel if you days ago the terrorists launched rockets at our checkpoint their rockets are not accurate sadly they had a civilian building and many people died were rescued a few and carried them to hospital this used to be a school playground but children's laughter has long been drowned out by the whistling of bullets. and i was kidnapped twice the last time for two months they
arrested me when i was in civilian clothes this is back to doug was cooperating with the army i did i did and luckily they eventually let me go but the risks facing a woman in uniform are often far greater than for her male counterparts several of miriam's female colleagues have been killed while held hostage often it's nothing more than luck that separates the living from the did. my family one is unknown but nothing is more precious than our country only homeland when i was raised to my children are very precious very prudent but my country is the move. and despite the points it's a job she's proud to wake up to each day from the ground women have been in the syrian army since the seventy's there's even a special military college for them but usually vague jobs are administrate of and in the just stick this but times however cord for desperate measures point to. damascus coming up in the program thinking outside the box. with critics
of the looming housing crisis with the rents of an all time high in the u.k. right now we're going to be telling you why some people it's time to go away from bricks and mortar and instead turning to the shipping container is the solution. exit polls suggest an ally of georgia's billionaire prime minister has won a landslide victory in the country's presidential election this marks and to a decade empowered by me how saakashvili has allies suffered a blistering defeat at the poll artist marie financial reports from the country's
capital tbilisi georgia dream call ation over the country's prime minister a billionaire but even ishmael is celebrating the victory now as exit polls say i'm a four year old philosopher go get mad rush really ahead of twenty two other candidates including but cards endorsed by the country's outgoing president mikheil saakashvili and his you know. ited national movement the former parliamentary speaker has already confirmed his defeat and congratulated his rival upon the good results but another favorite off they stray snow will join as a veteran politician here in georgia one of the leaders of the two thousand and three rose revolution here in the country the first color revolution but so regime change in the former soviet republics has claimed that it's too early now for anybody to open champagne because official results will only come out in two weeks and she has claimed for everybody to wait two but moment all those we have been able to speak to here in beliefs and told us this is
a vote is less about welcome in the future but no more and rather about saying goodbye to the country's past and personally mikhail saakashvili he's known in the west as the man who brought democratic changes here to georgia and there are many people here in the country who share this opinion saying that he was the man who made the country turn away from the soviet past and move towards the civilized world but his legacy is very controversial he was once very popular leader of the rose revolution but those who started this revolution with him accuse him of boodle sort of terror and regime with repressions and oppression of the opposition million people who fled the country in fear of those repression the country has many of those who are specially recognized as political prisoners and to be doing revealed last year showing inmates in the toting joe's basement related the last straw for georgian public to reject make out like this really at his policy and these parties
so the legacy of make us like us really is something that many people now question move and who is going to run this country for the next years. and argentina's leader also seems to have been overtaken in a recent poll cristina fernandez has suffered a loss in midterm elections after opposition candidate sarah. masa victory in the country ski province just means she won't be able to push through a constitutional change to allow her third term in office the president has been out of action during the campaign due to emergency brain surgery in october argentina which is one of the world's top grain exporters struggles to keep up with rising food demand and attracting investment to exploit its oil reserves. police used to tongs and tear gas and around seven hundred animal rights activists in southern france clashes erupted during
a protest against an upcoming bullfighting festival a spanish style korea's held a married towns in the south of france and dozens of schools offer toreador training. in madrid thousands have been protesting against a court ruling in favor of the basque separatist movement last week the european court of human rights ordered spain to release of the turing's member of the armed group rio she had been in jail for her role in multiple bombings in the 1980's and there are currently around six hundred members serving time in spanish prisons as a high cost of living puts a strain on more and more people in the u.k. many embrace the idea that less is more and some get creative with what could and should be considered a home. takes us to an open house. when addressing the issue of the thought of all housing one london charities been thinking outside the box but when it comes to the
solution inside that counts meet them i pad shipping container doubles as a low cost. renting in london is particularly expensive and once again we're seeing rents hit record highs so we're going to go up and take a look inside and see what this is all about. thank you very much for having us yes this is my palace yeah this is the my. desk here inside the my pants been designed to provide these who need it most with affordable independent living and just seventy five pounds a week the my i pad certainly cheap by london standards i think it's difficult for anybody right now to get. comfortable accommodation. about
you know pay and extortionate amounts of around the projects the brainchild of timothy payne. this is essentially this is a shipping container from china this is a strip of. bread you cover over a great big boat the projects already received planning permission and funding is expected to come from the greater london authority initially this project will be soley for the young people the charity works with society just takes the. to them because the moment they get into work they can't afford to live in a hostel and they can't afford to live anywhere else because doesn't make any moral or any economic sense. as i did then like is brilliantly innovative this being designed as a quick fix that is planning commission for thirty more things to be built next year but predictions say that if bracing continues at its cover and rates of building them by twenty twenty and we face
a short full of two million homes in the u.k. so you can see the scale of the problem and it's why will started out as a temporary solution could end up becoming a more permanent fixture so for us a london well it's almost time now for our weekly sports round up it's coming your way very or shortly don't go away. well. it's technology innovations all the developments around russia we've got the future of covered. wealthy british. time to. go. to.
these other headlines. army private u.a. for investigates claims of racist chanting is to scout news to want to tie him to manchester city in the champions league. plus a driving force red bull sebastian vettel think it's his fourth straight forward to one championship after winning the indian from pre. and packing a punch you have to see champion john jones and kick boxing legend to run the band up with a star guest at moscow's latest ever may fight night. but first champions league football and sony went seconding group after late one know when a ten man porto the hosts were down to ten men after just six minutes to error picking up two yellow cards well porto held off their visitors but with four minutes to go substitute alexander recalled headed home to gives an eight three points and their first victory in three group games while allegations of racist chanting overshadowed to sky's two one defeat as home to manchester city something
manager manuel pellegrini says must be addressed. shows like yours i guess i don't really think it's a pity that you know with to put things. over the. you have the right message to finish all those things so before or yeah it's beautiful for the seat. and while those incidents are being investigated by you a fair city went on to lose two one late on at chelsea in a dramatic english premier league match on sunday want city is still targeting domestic and european success as constantine put out of reports after an eventful night in the champions league. manchester city marked their maiden visit to chill in moscow by coming back to edge russian champions say ascot to one at the hume carrying out all the goals came in demand for us how minute they are man opening after thirty two through former manchester united midfielder zoran to wash but in form strike
a set he immediately equalized and doubled his daily just before the interval then goalkeeper joe hart ensured c to survive today's car second half onslaught the ninety suki honda an equaliser in stoppage time put it a great game with you if you know the conditions of. those not the best but it was important to win. a point on the water. for us. always he said very difficult to. get. really happy for those who we have to have another things to have to win the match on what it was it was goes into it was intensity. be having there we had it. in front and so in front and there we have a very strong team also so that's that's why i'm very happy about the welfare of our performance my know and believing in the game cd is managing june before my real madrid and took over from or about them.
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