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global radicals grisly record as the world body count more than doubles in just. raising serious questions over just what i decade of war on terror has to show for . israel's warplanes bomb syria again reports which the israeli military refuses to comment on. it. but everybody knows the and all of this in the midst of syria's civil war but the government's trying to keep the international agreement by finishing the first phase of its chemical disarmament also. for the audience demanding better housing and. the poor certainly clashing with the police in rome streets leaving at least six injured also in the program. cruising space to
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prison to what can the government britain's new cyber security service is looking to pump up its muscles with those to fight with even if this job opportunity is not exactly on their list of favorites. good morning from moscow where it's now or just after eight am on friday. for me and the entire news team welcome to the program today two thousand and twelve has become the deadliest year of terror on record with the death toll doubling from the year before what's worse the most savage and effective terror groups are all now aligned with al qaeda twelve years after america embarked on a global crusade against it. and reports on the frightening milestone.
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terrorist attacks have more thing since two thousand and one when the u.s. began its war on terror the number of attacks and fatalities has reached a record high the national consortium for the study of terrorism and responses to terrorism estimates last year alone there were more than eight thousand five hundred terrorist attacks worldwide they killed more than fifteen thousand five hundred people across africa asia and the middle east you walk faces an incredible surge of violence this year they recorded six thousand civilian deaths here is how terrorists skyrocketed in iraq following the u.s. invasion in two thousand and three. the iraqi prime minister is here in washington he just said his nation is facing quote a war of genocide and that the revolutions in the region have made it worse. was a power vacuum was created another terrorist organizations were able to exploit
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this and getting ground they benefited from the fall of state structures terrorists now flocked to syria for safe haven and the firth of syria is from a deal between the opposition and the government the closer it is to becoming the failed state where al qaeda and groups similar to al qaeda rule the day so as all these countries iraq syria libya face growing terror washington says they decimated al qaeda leadership and al qaeda is not as dangerous as before as a result of the enormous pressure we've put on the group we've eliminated all of al qaeda senior leadership in afghanistan and pakistan and because the current leaders leaders of al qaeda core so worried about their personal safety they're far less able to plan attacks but the words don't match his numbers if anything during the years of washington's war on terror terror only grew in washington i'm going to . this year is on course to become the deadliest year of terror. in history said to
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be even last twenty twelve horrifying death toll of fifteen thousand what's worse the most savage and effective terror groups are all aligned with al-qaeda twelve years after america embarked on a global crusade against their will coming up later today on the program cross talk program we'll be focusing on america's use of drones in the law of pakistan of course that will be peter lavelle and his guests on cross talk that's coming up a bit later today here on our c. ministration in the drone policy is really setting the precedent for other countries in how this evolution of warfare will continue to develop and i think we're setting a very bad precedent we may not be able to change what happens in the tribal areas of pakistan but we can change all you should know more about american policy there and we don't what we have to change u.s.
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policy because the drones are not just in the purview of the u.s. government agencies the drones are being sold to over seventy countries around the world by american companies israeli companies chinese companies and so if we allow the u.s. government to continue to use drones violating the sovereignty of other nations refusing to reveal to the american public and the international community what it's doing why it's doing it how it's doing it we will be opening up the pandora's box to a world of total chaos and lawlessness. this is artsy the death toll of terrorist attacks almost doubled between twenty eleven and twenty twelve in part due to growing radicalism in africa iraq war veteran michael prysner he says the first step to stopping all of this is simply shutting down the drone campaigns. the first thing that would go
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a really long way to changing this situation is closing down all of the u.s. military bases that are in over one hundred thirty countries around the world many of them muslim countries with ending the regular drone strikes that take place on these countries and of course kind of a daily terrorism and acted by the united states against other countries through drones you know that there's this term that they use to justify all of this is term american exceptionalism which of course is an offensive term to many people but it's real meaning is that the exception is that the u.s. considers itself having the right to attack anybody in the world at any time to kill anybody in the world at any time to torture anybody in the world at any time to arrest anybody in the world at any time that it to spy on anyone in the world at any time that is that their definition of american exceptionalism which is driving this policy and dr walid far as the director of the future terrorism project he
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says bullets alone one sole terror at the world must fight its ideological roots the growth of the hottest production meaning that many ideological schools indoctrinating radicalizing and creating a much wider demography of the hottest and then you have another structure that is al qaida or a variety of other jihadist groups and in many countries who are recruiting so the pool is getting larger problem is that over the past few years the administration policy makers in the united states i'm not knocking the fact that behind that in addition to political issues that are very versed of around the world there is one common root which is the ideology so if you don't identify the ideology if you don't work with civil society if you don't work with moderates in the arab and muslim world and in other regions as well if you don't have a plan for that in addition to just so. ending drones and military operations we're
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not going to be able to stop recruitment to al qaeda and others. or to perth now where sometimes being too good at committing crimes can actually secure your future especially if you're a hacker and so after it was revealed the newly formed the u.k. cyber defense units looking for reinforcements from the ranks of its convicted enemy santis laura smith reports. the life and times of. britain from cruising through soluble space to prison to what could for the government's details of the u.k.'s proposed defense schools officials admit that considering hiring convicts it's just all the implications in black and white that it's ok for governments to have people but if people had governments it's a cry must. convey to depok he paid the price and is
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now studying computer science soon he'll be looking for a job but he will be looking to the government think it's it's quite. hard because i feel that people would still be. state sponsored. i think we should be trying to confuse corporates security if we're trying to help governments to to reach the full summit presumably based on intelligence from m i six and the plan is to get g c h q the communications agency to help train up the. volume of the revelations that you know. it doesn't exactly have the best reputation at the moment but maybe the woods national security have become time to about just. given all the. stories of the past year it's quite difficult to buy into just. national security especially when national
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security seems to be so often the basic civil liberties experts say even the name is a misnomer. it's a cyber wars where you just. have attack capabilities to ready to. strike any foreign power does the threats if the future of walls is in. still taking a government salary for it. well the best line of defense is a good often it's a tactic that could be adopted by edward snowden the whistleblower might get a chance to testify against the n.s.a. spying scandal with merkel story just ahead for you here on the program. also a search for greener pastures gone sour the european financial crisis hits hard the migrants in italy leaving thousands out in the streets without a job. or a hope. for ten minutes past the hour moscow time the israeli military is
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refusing to confirm or deny reports that it's warplanes have yet again breached syria's sovereignty targets on the mainland according to u.s. media citing a white house official the israeli air force attacked a military base storing a missile arsenal apparently destined for the lebanese group hezbollah the incident happened near syria's port city of latakia and it's not the first time that israel has been blamed for ignoring international laws by launching air strikes in the state similar attacks which the israeli leadership refused to confirm took place in january and may and july this year. from the executive intelligence review explain why the country keeps getting away with it. i think you have to look at the dangers which is you do have now israel without any. concern for the sovereignty of other countries is now readily attacking nations that do not have
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the right to attack another sovereign nation and israel has done that and if we had a functioning government according to war and un functioned according to war this would be condemned and israel would be reprimanded and forced to behave like a sovereign nation everybody knows they did it and that's the way they operate. and should not accept it and the only reason it is accepted because the president united states obama. to occur. in the meantime syria has met the first deadline in an ambitious plan to get rid of its toxic by the middle of next year mission of international chemical inspectors said that all declared chemical arms production and mixing facilities have now been destroyed and it's now reports from the capital damascus it was
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a difficult and dangerous task certainly under the circumstances of war. dangerous and dirty that's how the nobel prize committee described the work of chemical weapons inspectors inside syria not to mention a brutally tight deadline october twenty five damascus provides a detailed plan of its chemical weapons stockpiles done october twenty seven foreign inspectors visited all declared sites missed and by today syria finishes destroying all equipment used in the production and mixing of poison gas and nerve agents done yesterday we eliminate. whatever we can but you know this is a very complicated the process complications fueled by so-called security concerns and that's the reason why one deadline already has been missed one of the biggest problems the train faces is how to access sites in rebel controlled areas so far the rebels have been unwilling to cooperate for an inspectors have managed to visit
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twenty one of twenty three sites and although they haven't verbally blamed the rebels damascus insists it's doing its share until now. those. sites being visited are under government control and we hope those who are controlling the armed groups tell them to implement what they are expected to implement it's the most difficult mission if undertaken by the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons destroying a country's chemical weapons stockpile in the midst of a civil war. syria actually stopped producing chemical weapons in one thousand nine hundred eight as a possessed alternatives that can be a strategic substitution and are not in conflict with international law but none of this answers the reason why foreign inspectors are in damascus in the first place a chemical attack on august twenty first in which hundreds of people were killed off two rockets with seven guests were fired at damascus as suburbs those responsible are still at large sister agnes mariam diller coup has spent months
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investigating videos. posted online of children purportedly killed in that attack she's convinced the videos were manipulated to many police showing means that. you have a buddy. have died many days before the event and they bring gates is a victim of the chemical attack the next deadline in the destruction of syria's chemical weapons program is the middle of next year by then damascus must have destroyed or removed its entire stockpile and ambitious timeline in very difficult circumstances policy r t damascus and the destruction of the chemical equipment means the country can no longer produce new toxic weapons but it still has to get rid of more than one thousand tons of chemicals that already exist and here at our c we spoke to middle east analyst a short of may not a one the who believes the syrian government will be greatly
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relieved when all of its chemical weapons are destroyed. the chemical weapons like sky and cluster munitions and you know things like this have been narratives to hype up the conflict and draw international intervention on different levels there is that evidence that rebels have some their hands on some chemical weapons with the syrian government has first sometime now viewed chemical weapons as a liability and a burden precisely for these reasons because potentially rebels could get their hands on small amounts of these chemical agents and use them across the border in israel or turkey to then justify a military attack against the syrian government so they have been quite pleased that the international community has come together to in fact rid them of these weapons so that excuse no longer exists it's good to have you with us here on r.t. today still to come for you in this program. he was saying time and again there was a. you know nobody wanted to do anything whistleblower tells r.t.
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just how alone she feels after lifting the lid on widespread abuse at the nursing home where she worked. ok to rome we go where six people including four police officers were injured during a street protest hundreds turned out for a rally to demand better social housing conditions police used tear gas in response to eggs bottles and smoke bombs being a lot of them a journalist mario corrado was at the protest he says the people are desperate to be heard and seem to think that perhaps violence is the only option what i saw is that there were some people. who came to the demonstration with the helmets and so i think that intention was really to start to fight with the police and to have a peaceful protests i think the police the situation correctly there only to
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was. smoke bombs but only because they had been. i think he's very symbolic that. right now. the government isn't really much caring about it because i think they have bigger issues like the government. and you can read our report from the midst of the on breast and rome via our website all the details on the best pictures right there for you at the moment. now housing problems may have driven hundreds of italians into the streets in protest for thousands of migrants in the country the street is the only home they have and even the lucky few who are provided with accommodation often regret ever had to move at all. to meet some of. some call it a city within a city others a refugee ghetto it's like we're still in africa refugees from four african
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countries over twelve hundred people all crammed inside a former university building in rome now known as dallas'. meeting. here but. we weren't allowed to film inside the rooms but dr treating the refugees agreed to describe the conditions they live in but i think. there are thirty five tabs and thirty five showers and eighty percent of them need to be repaired the beds are all seen in very bad condition actually a lot of people sleep in cardboard stomach flu is a serious problem as well the biggest issue is depression out of the thousands of refugees have been flocking to italy mainly across the mediterranean in search of a better life but the country's only economic problems including the worst recession since the second world war provide very little opportunity at the same time. obliges all refugees to stay in the country where they receive asylum those who manage to avoid registration go further north as illegals but those who don't
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want local shelters are running out of space for all the newcomers without a job or even a place to sleep where do you go for the majority it's the train stations the meeting point for possible work or some cash during the day and makeshift shelter at night which is on a lot of lebanese bassong sometimes immigrants from different countries fight each other like the old man aeons and those from bangladesh for example pennies i don't want this area they make it out there there are a lot of them here various nationalities at first they came from southern countries now also from eastern once the whole region is full of immigrants. a polish or a dizzying gadget and very strong activity but live well also you. the. solve this problem the e.u. has pledged to give an additional thirty million euros for italy to build more shelters for the refugees but it's
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a great read this will help create new jobs will ease the flow all together you get this going on forty. or so plenty more on our website dot com including right now an explosive announcement as pentagon officials say they'll need billions of dollars to keep america's nuclear arsenal up to date and out of danger. and dressed to impress the world's most beautiful women put their national gifts under the hammer in a charity auction in moscow that's at r.t. dot com right now. while the u.s. can't wait to unleash the full wrath of its legal system on edward snowden the former n.s.a. contractor might very well be the first to make a legal strike through a german inquiry is ready to testify in the investigation into the alleged spying on chancellor angela merkel and this came as the whistleblower met with her hands christian scobell a well known german lawmaker on thursday in moscow and last week merkel personally
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called obama for explanations after reports suggested that her private phone had been tapped officially washington claimed the surveillance was not presently taking place but didn't make any comment if the n.s.a. had been snooping on the german leader before but investigative journalist dave lindorff told us that snowden's testimony would put the german authorities in a very awkward position. to some extent the german government has been complicit in this and so you know to the if they were to try to. expose it the wind exposing their own culpability if people are furious at packer see a very little miracle know that she was not upset when it was revealed that the n.s.a. was spying on german people but she's really upset which it's playing on her. so she's trying to tricky area. let's go to canada now to open up the r.t. world in kind of a way human rights activists are calling the arrest of former u.s.
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vice president dick cheney while he's on a visit to toronto they accuse cheney of war crimes and overseeing torture programs in iraq. one ton of a bay prison secret cia locations all over the world as party to a un convention against torture is obliged to investigate instances and prosecute those found guilty. a highly sophisticated tunnel connecting san diego california and mexico used for drug smuggling has been discovered by u.s. authorities more than eight tons of marijuana and almost one hundred fifty kilograms of cocaine were seized at the site and the tunnel was said to have been built by one of mexico's most notorious cartels and so far three arrested since two thousand and eight more than seventy five secret tunnels crossing the border. now taking good care of vulnerable older people is the main duty of care homes but one south of london has fallen far far short of this goal its manager has been
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found guilty of overseeing institutionalized abuse leading to the death of five pensioners'. reports there are fears a culture of abuse could have seeped across the u.k.'s homes fill the elderly. we're here in west sussex right in front of a care home now up until two years ago it was operating by a private group called southern cross it was called the orchid view care home and wouldn't this quiet part of west sussex it was the center of much controversy what in two thousand and eleven it was shut down after had violated eight essential guidelines of the care quality commission or c q c a recent coroner's report also found that there was institutionalized abuse throughout the whole over here and also with the coroner ruled that neglect had led to the deaths of five elderly people there were instances of wrong doses of medicine being given to residents or calls the need nor in general just a low standard of care being given but none of these would have come to light if
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not for the decision of one of their staff to blow the whistle on what was going on inside there was a very tough decision i didn't come home and do it lightly it is the wrong thing to do and they all ring the place. but and i just thought i couldn't going to work every day. you know we were saying time and time again there was a problem and that in the nobody wanted to do anything lisa martin was working as a business administration manager would or could have you she lifted the lid of what was going on in there and her actual lead to an inquest and eventual closure of the home she was later made redundant that's something she didn't expect and she's been looking for a job since how do you survive right now. i say this and my father spying on my mortgage and my children. are you happy about the fact that what you did is leading to some sort of change in
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the entire industry yeah. yeah i think it needs to be tightened up. i think you know and i think there needs to be a you know some something for we if you do that you know here is your support network not thank you very much you know you get on with it now the chief of the social care services are already laid out to set new guidelines to would spec monitor and regulate care homes and a public consultation is expected to take place sometime in the spring twenty fourteen but it may be a tough battle as lisa martin pointed out but what she knew back then and blew the whistle long was just the tip of the iceberg and that it may take more whistleblowers to reveal the extent of the problems. yes or sylvia r.t. what suspects back in about a half an hour's time with the top while headlines for the martin break in the set just a few moments. press
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and media freedom worth nothing. when it comes to the interest of multinationals we have a media that is corrupted by power mostly by corporate power you have corporate ownership from the top of corporate advertising coming in from the side we have the media this is where advertising and money and corporate influence is really the mother's milk a documentary filmmaker is being sued. for the truth has been told a private investigator so something. e-mailed reading it happens people buy and
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