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and the other day and another tragedy iraq endures a series of blasts that kills more than sixty people as a merciless campaign by the nation's al qaida cell shows no signs of easing. the war that we cherish the way that we're doing the war terrorism appears we explore how the brainchild of a solid bin ladin has 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 a claim that the agency strongly denies.
is one pm a mosque you're watching. welcome to the program a series of bombings has ripped through iraq killing at least sixty six people such coordinated attacks have become the whole mark of the country's al-qaeda cell its 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 well let's now look at the roots of the crisis. from one thousand nine hundred six to two thousand and one i was based in afghanistan word enjoy the protection of the taliban and 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 the radical islamist there to declare the year allegiance to osama bin laden's network in two thousand and four two thousand and seven sought power for
jihad as group in north africa unite under the name in the islamic maghreb and spread its operations across the region two years later the yemeni and saudi branches merged to formal qaida in their arabian peninsula since stan 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 arches got to count investigates. 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 gonna stand which. 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 magreb right. at the foot of southern europe and that is where here 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 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 and similar attitude the u.s. helped to kill qaddafi now the countries 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. monster that 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 is no shit but it seems al-qaeda has metastasized and continue spreading with drone strikes and brewing civil wars in washington i'm going to check out. george county who's a former diplomat in the u.s. foreign service as washington keeps showing its war on terror is full of him 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 terrorists 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 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 what we're doing. and as ocado militants push on the with the or offensive against the government in syria more civilians are stepping forward as civil war volunteers. my family want to come on but nothing is more precious than our country or the homeland when i was raised coming up we'll meet a syrian woman who is putting her life on the line to to fan our country and children.
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 ford stated that he confirmed to angle merkel over the phone that he knew nothing of the practice merkel said the monitoring would be a breach of trust if confirmed and that spies among friends does not work obama apologized and reportedly claimed to have had no prior knowledge that was going on but germany's build newspaper suggest he knew about the spying and germany's leader and encouraged it a claim denied by the n.s.a. fred roeder there were actor of young voices and international advocacy group says european legal action will not deter america from snooping on its friends and foes . the u.s. was always perceived as a shining beacon for civil liberties and freedom and now we actually this year more and more of the snowden revelations show us how to what extent the n.s.a.
and the us surveillance apparatus even snooping on the elyse not just on the german citizens but also on the german government and especially chancellor merkel now these m.p.'s make a huge scandal out of a listening to merkel's phone calls i don't think that these proposed. treaties are no spy laws will have a big impact these secret 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 sure that they don't have the power and the resources anymore to snoop on everyone around the world i would like to know what you think about the developing scandal around u.s. spying practices and we are asking you how the revelations that the n.s.a. bugged angle of merkel's phone will affect american ties to log on to our website r.t. dot com to vote in our latest web poll. and let's now take
a look at the numbers that we've got so far as you can see the most popular opinion seems to be that you will introduce highly encrypted communications for all top officials to protect countries against u.s. snooping well over a quater at this point believe that president obama will apologize to angela merkel and offer to spy on david cameron instead slightly fewer think european governments would restrict access to private data raising the cost for u.s. businesses in the e.u. and a minority in visions germany offering snowden songe asylum in return for launching a cyber counterattack against the u.s. well do let us know what you think on the issue by logging on to a com and having your say there and while you're online today get the latest updates on this story and many others such as reports that tens of millions phone calls and spader were intercepted and stored by the n.s.a.
last year read up on the spread of the american spy weapon our website also online today. a schoolboy from canada pleads guilty to hacking government websites and passing the data to anonymous in exchange for video games learn more about the twelve year old prodigy dot com. live from moscow and more news will be coming your way very shortly stay with us. to quote the. science technology innovation called the least i'm elements from around russia we've got the future covered. wealthy british style.
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the night don't a difference is that the person that you are arresting is not really wanted for anything this is just for practice for training the soldiers now obviously one of the reasons that it's being done is in order to actually train the soldiers which is problematic bites but i would say that if you look at the whole of the testimonies of hundreds of soldiers you will see that the main mission around this . is to deter the palestinian society as a whole not just the gunmen men women and children everybody needs to be afraid of you because that creates effective control over the palestinian population. and.
welcome back you're watching our to live from moscow now as the human cost of the spiraling syrian conflict mounts civilians are being increasingly caught up in the fighting and some are now facing no other choice than to enlist in the military and had to the front line are just falsely you're met one syrian mother who is taking the safety of her children into her own hands moving him 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. there i'm most afraid when the water 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
a 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 worries a lot but nothing is more precious than our country homeland where i was raised it's true my children are very precious very important but my country is a move. and despite the price it's a job she's proud to wake up to each day and the bonds women have been in the syrian army since the seventy's there's even a special military college for them but usually their jobs are administrative and logistic desperate times however cord for desperate measures pointlessly r.t. damascus. coming up in the program thinking outside the box. with predictions of the housing crisis and with the rents of an all time high in the u.k. right now we're going to be telling you why some people
a time away from bricks and and instead turning to the. shipping container. well russia's foreign ministry says it's ready for a compromise with the u.s. over the deployment of a nato missile to fan shield in europe but that washington remains a movable and time vision for the project let's get now the marilee just from our correspondent going off there were to tell us why is moscow sort of concerned about the missile the fans shield foreign minister does say that moscow is ready for a compromise on the n.t. missile defense system issue but at the same time he says it's not going to pretend
that it's ok with all the talks that nothing could be changed in the american scheme and still no legal guarantees from washington that the system would not be. russia really this has been one of the biggest problems in the relations between the two countries in two thousand and ten russia and nato agreed to work together on european missile defense but these talks pretty much have been frozen because there are still no legal guarantees from washington for a few years now moscow has been calling for the construction of a new flight into missile defense system where each member would share the responsibility for the safety of others saying that otherwise and without legal it would see it as a threat to its national security so it's really been one of the hottest topics in the relations between moscow and washington in the meantime the construction of. one of the elements of the american indian missile shield in europe has started in the romania on monday and its base will start operating by around twenty twenty four hours. thanks very much for bringing us the update your piskun off their.
exit poll suggests an ally of georgia's billionaire prime minister has won a landslide victory in the country's presidential election this marks and answer to a decade in power really since ally suffered a blistering defeat at the polls during his term in office really started a war against a former breakaway republic silva syria to bring it back under georgia's control russia had to intervene to protect its citizens there and fan it off georgian forces that's when relations between moscow and tbilisi hit rock bottom and diplomatic ties were cut artie's refinish now brings us more on the ongoing president's legacy. overseas we have been able to speak to him believes he told us this is a vote is less about welcome in the future but no and rather about saying goodbye to the country's past and personally because he is 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 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 officially recognized as political prisoners and the video revealed last year showing inmates in the georgian jails bateson and humiliated were the last straw for georgian public to. rejects really out his policy and his posse so the legacy of making also is something that many people now question. who is going to
run this country for the next years and argentina's leader also seems to have been overtaken and told cristina fernandez has suffered a loss in mid-term elections after all physicians candidates here jim asa wish victory in the country's key province this 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 did emergency brain surgery and told her 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 use baton and tear gas and around seven hundred animal rights activist in southern france clashes erupted during a protest against an upcoming bullfighting festival spanish style curry those are held in many towns in the south of france and dozens of schools offer a toreador training. in madrid thousands have been protesting against foreign
ruling in favor of the separatist movement last week the european court of human rights ordered spain to release and torrie its member of the armed group is still rio she had been jailed for her role in multiple bombings in the 1980's and from the institute of democracy and cooperation says the strasburg court is doing exactly the opposite of what it's supposed to. it's incredible isn't it that a european court of human rights should intervene in this way to alleviate the sentence of a woman who has been convicted to due process of the murder of more than twenty three people this woman is a mass murderer and the idea that a body the european court of human rights which was set up to safeguard citizens against the abuses that could be committed by states against their own citizens that such a body should now be as it were to feeling in favor of people who have themselves
over grossly abused the rights of citizens by murdering them as the high cost of living puts a strain on more and more people in the u.k. manny embrace the idea that less is more and some get creative whether what could and should be considered a home or to sarah ferguson takes us to an open house when addressing the issue of the thought of all housing that one learns in charities being thinking outside the box but when it comes to their solution it's inside that counts meet them i pads shipping container doubles as a low cost. renting in london is particularly expensive and once again we've seen 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 i had to go yes this is my yeah this is the my. desk here
inside the my pads 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 and a good price without you know paying extortion and lots of around the projects the brainchild of timothy payne. this is essentially this is a shipping container full time this is a strip of. bread you discover 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 young people the charity he works with society just takes the. takes the copy out from under 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 an idea is brilliantly innovative it's been designed as a quick fix now there's planning permission for thirty more things to be built next year but predictions say that if britain continues at its current rate of building them by twenty twenty and we face a shortfall of two million homes in the case you can see the scale of the problem and it's why what started out as a local temporary solution could end up becoming a more permanent fixture so our city london. well my calling to say will bring you more news from around the world in just over a half an hour's time up next though so he's announcing looks into the israel palestine conflict and the toll with taking on the entire region.
a spanish language teacher in texas has been fired for posing nude in playboy before she became a teacher parents and found out about this demand that she be fired because her past was inappropriate and that it was a distraction in the classroom well this was something she did in the past which was legal so this i mean if you pose for playboy you are forbidden to work in the normal world also as a former teenage boy i can tell you that any young attractive teacher will cause a distraction with the boys and wolf you can fire people for being distracting that when they have to for every teacher with a handicap or abnormal appearance on the other hand though teachers are supposed to be people for children to respect and to look up to and when you're spares teachers of so of the good stuff for money to playboy it is a lot harder respect that sort of person and it sure isn't
a good example for my daughter this is actually a very complex issue but i can say is that you should really try to fight the temptation to make quick money with some nude photos it could come back to haunt you but that's just my opinion. mission. could you take three months for charges free range from three. three. three. three books you have to feel for your media projects free video done to our teeth. tom. leaves the economic ups and downs in the final months days the london deal sank
bank is palestinian israel holds its for its own cars it with an ever widening settlements to ensure safety next to the settlers are always the soldiers the i.d.f. the israeli defense force and its mission is what we're talking about today. israeli soldiers. brave patriotic proud to defend their country but how to deploy when there is no direct to touch gaza border control west bank patrols checkpoint inspections watching over palestinians. breaking the silence has a collection of disturbing testimony of abuse looting and destruction by i.d.f. soldiers even when there is danger. and our guest today is that he cries dollar and member of the idea of veterans who are breaking
the silence are you hyde's great to have you with us on the program so basically breaking the silence is a community of i.d.f. whistleblowers right yeah yeah. i guess what we're trying to do. and publish stories testimonies. at events some kind of discourse regarding the nature of the military control over the occupied territory but how many are new at this moment. well until today actually more than nine hundred soldiers. testified to breaking the silence they were talking about. possible units. in the occupied territories. to the control of. we're talking about.