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another day another tragedy in iraq endures a series of blasts that kills more than sixty people as a merciless campaign by the nation's al-qaeda cell shows to sign obviously. the more that we attract terrorists the way that we're doing the more terrorism appears we explore how the brainchild of osama bin laden has spread its wings from central asia all the way the atlantic since washington launched its war on terror and. president obama has a body may suggest the n.s.a. was spying on the german chancellor it chose not to stop but i claim that the agency strongly denies. to. everyone
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welcome to you if you've just joined us here on r t we're live from moscow are you with me to bomb would say to our top story this hour. a series of bombings has ripped through iraq killing at least sixty six people such coordinated attacks have become the hallmarks of the country's our kind of sell its bloody efforts to undermine of the authority of the iraqi government have already made this year the deadliest in this country since two thousand and eight let's look at the roots of the crisis from nineteen ninety six to two thousand and one al qaida was based in afghanistan where it enjoyed the protection of the taliban and was also present in pakistan its expansion they gathered steam after washington launched its a war on terror in response to the nine eleven attacks the us invasion of iraq prompted radical islam as they had to declare the illusions to osama bin laden's
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network in two thousand and four two thousand and seven we saw a powerful jihad is group in north africa unite under the name al-qaeda in the market i have and spread its operations across the region two years later the yemeni and saudi branches merged to form al qaeda in the arabian peninsula since then that her networks have gaming grounds with the new cells emerging in the region as the arab spring and folded including some a powerful groups waging a war against present. in syria are to use again as you can 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 locker ations against the west one u.s. lawmaker pointed out that's exactly what happened even ganesan 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 maloof here
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a 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 from 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 puts 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
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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. monster 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 toured ports 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
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they have investigated seven percent of those who died were civilians washington says they've 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 out. just candy who's a former diplomat in the u.s. foreign service as a says a washington keeps showing its war on terror is full of inconsistency. 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 here we talk
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about terrorists and their we support terrorists in syria there's there's no real consistency in that that shows that that's very strong proof that there is no thought behind what we're doing. and as all coddling to militants push on away the offensive against the government in syria i'm all civilians not stepping forward a civil war volunteers. my family worries a lot but nothing is more precious than our country the homeland where i was raised coming up but we need a syrian woman who's putting her life on the line to defend her country and children.
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a german news outlet such as president obama has been a way of the n.s.a. tapping chancellor merkel's phone and let it go on for yes this comes after reports a stated that he confirmed and got a miracle over the phone that he knew nothing of the practice by from the carroll said at the monitoring would be a breach of trust if come for him to and that spying among friends does not work obama apologized and reportedly claimed to have had no prior knowledge that it was going on but germany's a builder newspaper suggests he knew about the spying on germany's leader and encouraged it a claim denied by the n.s.a. fredricka the director of young voices and international advocacy group says european legal action will not deter america from snooping on its friends and. the
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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 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 now these m.p.'s make a huge scandal out of and it's a listening to the 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 actually sure that they don't have the power and the resources anymore to snoop on everyone around the world. ok we would like to know what you think about the developing scandal around you were spying practices well ask you
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new how will the revelation that the n.s.a. back to angela merkel's our phone affect e.u. america ties log on to our website r.t. dot com to vote in our latest our web call but so far the most popular opinion seems to be that the e.u. will introduce a highly encrypted communication for all top officials to protect countries against us snooping and over a quarter of you believe that president obama will apologize to angela merkel and offer to spot on david cameron is slightly fewer think european governments will restrict access to private data raising the cost for you with businesses in the e.u. in the us and. in the minority in visions a germany offering snowden and a son just saw him in return for launching a cyber counter attack against the u.s. go to our two dot com to have your say and while you're online get the latest updates on this story and many others. including reports that tens of
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millions of phone calls in spain were intercepted and stored by the n.s.a. last year read up on of the spread of the american spy web on our website also while you're there online. schoolboy from canada plead guilty to hiking government websites and passing the data to be anonymous and exchange for video games learning all about the twelve year old prodigy on r.t. dot com. you're watching are to you and me to them with their more news just ahead don't go away.
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two years out of the force ouster of gadhafi by nato forces libya stands at the abyss the lack of a strong central government weak rule of law and endless violence in a country awash with weapons has resulted in libya facing a failed state status add to this the presence of islamic militants can things get any worse in libya. please be told language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the world talks about six of the i p interviews intriguing stories for you. in trying. to find out more visit our big dog called. but. i would like to know that you know the price is the only industry
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russia we've got this huge earth covered. let live. welcome back you're watching our t.v. for more international news to an extra we now as a human cost of the spiraling syrian conflict monza civilians are being increasingly caught up in the fighting some and now facing no other choice than to enlist in the military and head to the front line want to see a mat on sit assyria mother who's that taken the safety all the children into own hands miriam 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
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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 where 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
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arrested me when i was in civilian clothes this is back to doug was cooperating with the army i denied it 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 worries a lot but nothing is more precious than our country only homeland where i was raised it's true my children are very precious very prudent but my country is a movie. and despite the price 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 they jobs are administrative and logistic this part times however chord for desperate measures point to. damascus.
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coming up in the program and thinking outside the box. with predictions of the looming housing crisis with rents at an all time high in the u.k. right now we're going to be telling you why some people are turning away from bricks and mortar and instead turning to the shipping containers for the solution. russia is still pushing for compromise with the u.s. over the deployment of an age on missile defense shield in your way but washington remains a movable in its ambitions for the project that's according to the russian foreign
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ministry is you've got a piece going off has the details. foreign minister does say that moscow is ready for a compromise on the a 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 against 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 unified into missile defense system where each member would share the responsibility for the safety of others saying that otherwise and without legal guarantees 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 anti missile shield in europe has started
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a romania on monday and it's planned at that base will start operating by around twenty twenty five. partial results suggest then ally of georgia is a billionaire prime minister is winning the country's a presidential ballot with over sixty percent of the vote this marks an end to a decade in power saakashvili whose allies are suffering a blistering defeat at the poll let's get more now from our he's a maria for national he's been following events in the capital tbilisi maria tell us what these elections a mean for georgians. for tony people he believes you told us that the presidential vote was a less about twelve came in the future but more about saying goodbye to the country's past because really is banned from running for president again and these are his last days at the helm of the country is now in the west as the man who brought democratic changes to georgia he was
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a once popular leader all of the rose revolution the first color revolution which saw power change in the soviet republics and some people here in the country share this opinion and see this man as someone who turned away from the soviet past towards the west was as they take it civilized world but others who we spoke to here in tbilisi those who start of the revolution with turkish really they accuse him of building an authoritarian regime with brutal oppression on opposition with into a geisha news and arrest nearly one million people fled the country in fear of repression media was attacked so and that's all turned for more circus shrillest closest allies into his bitterest opponents during his term in office mikhail saakashvili attempted to bring the form of recurring public of south assertive back on the georgia's control and this is when russia had to intervene and friend of the of
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georgia's forces in a five day conflict relations of course between moscow and police were spoiled diplomatic ties were caught off and this is also something make us. really is get a new lot of criticism for lost here had not told worse parliamentary elections the party of mickelson has been lost after videos were revealed showing yawn inmates in georgian prisons been beaten and humiliated and that's because as again people here and police have told us the last straw for the georgian people to reject such just really well in ten years this man has come full circle from a very popular to one of the most hated politician here in the country who is now facing accusations and to a geisha is this is a pledge for pushed forward by the current prime minister busy even as she leaves artie's a maria financial reporting live there from the georgian capital tbilisi. let's
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take a look at the other news argentina's leader also seems to have been overtaken in a recent poll cristina fernandez suffered a long mid-term elections after opposition candidate said you know my pleasure victory in the country's carbon this means she won't be able to close through a constitutional change to allow her a third term in office the president has been out of action during the campaign due to emergency brain surgery in october argentina which is out one of the world's top grain exports was struggles to keep up with rising food demand and attracting investment to exploit its oil reserves. police use a better hands and tear gas on around seven hundred animal rights activists in southern france i clashes erupted during a protest against that upcoming both fighting questionable whether start yes held in many towns in the south of france and dozens of schools are. training.
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in madrid thousands are been protesting against a court ruling in favor of the bus separatist movement last week the european court of human rights ordered spain to release and a tory is member of the armed group in his adelia she had been a day in jail for her role in multiple bombings in the one nine hundred eighty s. john laughland from the institute of democracy incorporation says the strasburg court is doing exactly the opposite of what it's supposed to. be it's incredible the. european court of human rights should intervene in this way to alleviate the sentence of the 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
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against the abuses that could be committed by states because through and citizens that such a body should now be as it were in defining in favor of people who have themselves ok grossly abused the rights of citizens by murdering them. time now for quick look at what russia's black sea coast looks like at the moment why well it's almost one hundred days before the grand opening of the so sheet twenty fourteen winter olympics right you are now seeing the latest pictures of the cutting edge venues that are done and dusted today in sochi let me a putin is meeting the new president of the international olympic committee for a final chat on the preparations they will also unveil a brand new transport hub so it's one hundred days to go come tuesday and here on our deal we bring you all the action as it happens. one hundred days remaining.
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games are played. the short. as the occupation of palestinian territories continued to spark deadly clashes an international controversy some israelis are stepping forward with the revelations than eyewitness accounts coming up artie's a safety seven i think speaks with an israeli ministry whistleblower who explained why he's against keeping the palestinians penned in is a pretty. you send nineteen year olds eighteen year olds to court to control millions of people through the barrel of the gun most of us untrained i have to say that for example i was trying for eight months before i was sent to active duty for the first time out of the eight months seven months seven months and three weeks had nothing to do with what i was doing in my in my in the remaining of my service
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i was trained as an infantry soldier to fight another army and this is the case for most soldiers so you get there to to the west bank or to you know around the gaza strip unprepared to deal with civilians unprepared to control civilians the only thing that you are fed with is fear and hate and you know you are constantly told be careful of the palestinians if you turn your back to them they will stab you in the back you're told when i got to the west bank i was told that we need to show the ship quite a scene is that there is a new sheriff in town and i'm quoting here. up next peter lavelle and has a panel of guests to discuss how the under arrest that's what the middle east has a pitted nation against nation watching r.t. .
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they worship the sun and water. and learn martial arts. will he ever be able to wind up black men versus women. m s n b c news have taken some lightly but the fact is i admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story just in case one of them happens to be. that was funny but it's close and for the truth and might think. it's because one whole attention in the mainstream media works side by side the joke is actually on we're going to be coming up. at our teen years we have a different. good though because the news of the world just is not this funny
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i'm not laughing dammit i'm not here. i'm. gonna stick to the jokes i will handle the stuff that i'm. hello and welcome to crossfire all things are considered i'm peter lavelle 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 a failed state status add to this the presence of islamic militants can things get any worse in libya.
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to cross-talk events in libya i'm joined by my guest in washington rich galen he is a republican strategist and we also have michael shank he is the director of foreign policy at the friends committee on national legislation and a professor at george mason university one gentleman in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want to very much encourage you to michael if i go to you and in washington two years on the libyan people living better better than before the intervention that overthrew. and we're seeing the same playbook u.s. playbook in syria that we saw on libya you know our prior to station in libya was military wasn't state building wasn't capacity building wasn't economic development we threw a lot of money at them a lot of arms which is now trickled down to tunisia year in mali thirty seven billion unfrozen at the state department another one hundred fifty billion globally .


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