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global radical such a grisly record as the world body count. just. raising questions over just what a decade of war on terror. israel's warplanes bomb syria again reports which could be israeli military refuses to comment on. it. but everybody knows that all of this in the midst of syria's ongoing civil war but the government is trying to keep the international agreements by finishing the first phase of chemical disarmament. expert. to addiction. clashing with police on the streets of rome at least six people injured also to come here. from.
space to prison to what came from the government. security service looking to pump up its muscles with. many of the reject the job opportunity as morally. it's ten o'clock on friday morning here in moscow with me. headlines for this hour welcome to the. this year is on course to become the deadliest year of terror in history it's set to beat even twenty twelve death toll of fifteen thousand what's the most savage terror group so now aligned with al qaeda twelve years after america on a global crusade against it and this report. terrorist attacks have
more thing since two thousand and one when the u.s. began its war on terror the number of attacks some 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. what is a power vacuum that's created another the united nations were able to exploit its and
gaining ground they benefit 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 about 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 the numbers if anything during the years of washington's war on terror terror only group in washington i'm going to shake them. due in part to a surge in
a radicalism in africa. the number killed globally in terrorist attacks doubled between two thousand and eleven and two thousand and twelve the iraq war veteran michael prysner he believes the first step to stopping all of this simply put is shutting down the drone campaign. the first thing that would go on 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 which anybody in the world at any time to kill
anybody in the world at a time to torture anybody in the world and any time to arrest anybody in the world at any time that to spy on anyone in the world and that is that their definition of american exceptionalism which is driving this policy. and a veteran american filmmaker all of a stone he's the guest in today's breaking the set with abby martin it's where he tells us about washington's military machine and how lawmakers got away with setting up a surveillance and by. we have a system where we were looking for terrorists right there what two thousand three thousand i don't know it's a small vial of people but people would now have the right to look at the entire haystack for the needle we get was so the result is it's like hitler would hitler got use a lot of it got a lot of his power from the people because he was wailing about terrorists is germany always they talk about terrorists that justifies authoritarian state it's always the first method in george orwell's ninety four it's always about terrorists even carthy only nut cases joe because the terrorists communists planted in our
schools and our government so who is creates this fear in the american people. to stay with us for the interview with all of a stone later in the day here on our say but for now the israeli military is refusing to confirm or deny reports that its warplanes have yet again breached syria's sovereignty and bombed local targets there according to u.s. media reports citing a white house official israeli air force attacked a military base storing a missile arsenal apparently destined for the lebanese group hezbollah now the incident happened near syria's port city of latakia and it's not the first time though that israel has been blamed for blatantly ignoring international laws by launching air strikes in the state similar attacks which the israeli view the leadership refused to confirm that took place in january may and july this year
lawrence freeman from the executive intelligence review explain why tel aviv keeps on getting away with it. you do not have the right to it another sovereign nation and israel has done that and if we had a functioning government according to war. in the korean war this would be condemned and israel would be reprimanded and forced to hades like a sovereign nation you want to deny it one can through but everybody knows they did it and that's the way out. except it and should not accept it and the only reason it is accept it is because the president united states obama allows you to occur otherwise you could not occur . in the meantime syria has met the first deadline in an ambitious plan to get rid of its toxic arsenal by the middle of next year mission of international chemical
inspectors has said that all declared chemical arms production and mixing facilities have now been destroyed and as all t's'pol are reports from the capital damascus it was a difficult and dangerous task so only under the given circumstances of war. dangerous and do see 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 wish i eliminate. whatever we can but you know this is a very complicated process complications filled 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 or inspectors have managed to visit twenty one of twenty three sites and although they haven't furby blame 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. the 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 stockpiles in the midst of a civil war surely women are syria actually stop 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 sarin gas fired at damascus the suburbs those responsible austerlitz large sister agnes mariam de la cruz has spent months investigating videos. posted online of children people killed in that attack she's convinced the videos were manipulated. means that you have a buddy. die many days before the event and they bring gates as 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 moved its entire stockpile and ambitious timeline in very difficult circumstances. 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 here doughty we spoke to middle east analysts i mean another one believes the syrian government will be greatly relieved when all of its come there is evidence that rebels have some their hands on some chemical weapons we've certainly seen in iraq and turkey rebels being apprehended with chemical agents components of chemical weapons in their possession. really important point and this is something i heard from a syrian government official earlier this year the syrian government has for some time 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 to rid them of these
weapons so that excuse no longer exists. live from moscow it's r.t. the best line of defense is a good friends could be adopted by edward snowden. might get the chance to testify against the n.s.a. and its spying scandal that. story still ahead for you here on the program. and the search for greener pastures. the european financial crisis hits hard at the migrants in italy leaving thousands out in the streets without a job or a home. out of britain where sometimes being good at committing crimes can actually secure your future especially if you're a hacker and so after it was revealed the newly formed u.k. cyber defense unit is looking for reinforcements from the franks me from the ranks . of those convicted enemies that used to battle and this intriguing report to watch these laura smith. the life and times of
a haka in britain from cruising through cyberspace to banged up in prison to what can for the government as details of the u.k.'s proposed defense schools. officials admit that considering hiring convicts it's just all the implications right in black and white that it's ok for governments to have people but if people have governments it's a cry must. convey he paid the price and is now studying computer science soon he'll be looking for a job but he won't be looking to the gulf of st kitts it's quite. because other people would still. be state sponsored religion i think they should be trying to confuse computers security for everyone trying to help governments to
keep breaching the postman 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. within. the valence of british citizens it doesn't exactly have the best reputation at the moment but maybe the woods national security have become tons about just. given all the. stories we've had over the last year it's quite difficult to buy into the justification for national security especially when national security seems to so often infringe on basic civil liberties experts say even the name is a misnomer. it's a cyber war as well just be the defense that will have attack capabilities to make . strikes on any foreign power perceived as the threats. if the future of wolves is in cyberspace that's. still cooking just taking
a government salary for it. and staying with britain for the meantime. we were finding time and time again there was. nobody wanted to do anything but whistleblower tell us all to see just how in love and she now feels off to lifting the lid on the widespread abuse at the nursing home where she works that story ahead for you here on out sea. world with. science technology innovation all the moves developments from around russia we've got the future covered. wealthy british style it's time to.
market why not. come to. find out what's really happening to the global economy with my stronger for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into kaiser report. point is a busy day for news here on r t let's get straight into it now to rome we go where six people including four police officers were injured during
a street protest hundreds turned up for a rally to demand better social housing conditions police used tear gas in response to eggs bottles and smoke bombs being thrown at them journalist he was at the protest he says the people are desperate to be heard and seem to think that violence is the only option what i saw is that there were some people. who came to the demonstration with the helmets. to start to fight with the police and the peaceful protests were the police and the situation correctly there only. was. smoke bombs but only because. i think what happened is very symbolic. right now. the government isn't really much caring about it because they think they have bigger issues like. the government itself and you can read
a report from the midst of the unrest in rome via our website and all the details on the latest images right there for you know. what i know housing problems may have driven hundreds of italians into the streets in protest it 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 they have moved to italy in the first place. some call it a city within a city others a refugee ghetto it's like we're still in africa refugees from four african countries over twelve hundred people all crammed inside a former university building in rome now known as dallas' making me think this is. better life here but not. weren't allowed to film inside the rooms but dr treating
the refugees agreed to describe the conditions they with. their thirty five tabs and thirty five showers and eighty percent of them need to be repaired the beds are all sin in very bad condition actually a lot of people sleep in the 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 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 in meeting point for possible work or some cash during the day and makeshift shelter
at night which is on a bit of let me space so on sometimes immigrants from different countries fight each other like the old man eons ago 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 and in other areas nationalities at first they came from southern countries now also from eastern ones 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 to wait beautiful hope create new jobs ease the fool the immigrants all together he was going to r.t. . are we coming to life from moscow is the u.s. justice system may well be after edward snowden the former n.s.a. contractor might well be the first to make a legal strike though through
a german inquiry is ready to testify into the investigation into the alleged spying on chancellor merkel now this came as a whistleblower met with hans christian strobel the well known german lawmaker in moscow last week merkel personally telephoned obama for explanations after reports suggested a private phone had been tapped washington claim that surveillance wasn't presently taken place but didn't make any comment if indeed the n.s.a. had been snooping earlier on the german leader a journalist or dave lindorff told us that snowden's possible testimony would put german authours he's in a very tough position. to some extent the german government has been complicit in this and so you know to the ex 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 now that she was not upset when when it was revealed that the
n.s.a. was spying on german people but she's really upset which and it's playing on her so she's been trying to tricky area. let's get to the r.t. world update for you now some global headlines in brief human rights activists are calling for the arrest of former u.s. vice president dick cheney he's visiting toronto right now he's accused of war crimes and overseeing torture programs all around the world including secret cia locations as well as party to a un convention against torture canada is obliged to investigate known instances. and hundreds took to the streets of rio de janeiro in brazil protesting against crackdowns on demonstrators at mass rallies activists say police have been violent resorting to mass arrests detentions are reportedly now made under a new law passed to counter organized crime.
and a highly sophisticated drug smuggling tunnel connecting san diego to mexico has been discovered by american authorities eight tons of marijuana one hundred fifty kilograms of cocaine all seized at the side of the tunnel was said to have been built by one of mexico's most notorious cartels and in fact since two thousand and eight more than seventy five such tunnels have been discovered. now taking care of senior citizens is the main judy of nursing homes but one south of london is falling short is manager has been found guilty of overseeing institutionalized abuse leading to the death of five pensioners and as. we are now reports there are fears a culture of abuse could be widespread. 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 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 we need more than generally just a low standard of care being given but none of these would have come to light if not for the decision of one of their staff to blow the whistle of what was going on inside it 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 was trying time and time again there was a problem and. in the nobody wanted to do anything lisa martin was working as if this is administrative manager would always give you she lifted the lid of what was going on in there and actually led 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 can and i fall 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 the entire industry yeah of course 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 so 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 plans 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 that it may take more whistleblowers to reveal the extent of the problems. reporting right do stay with us if you can big boy is gone but no nos is coming your way next. the office of civil rights in the city of seattle washington has told city employees that certain terms may not be used in official emails and discussion scoring to google fox news these terms would be brown bag and citizen ninety nine percent of americans when they hear the expression brown bag think of taking a nice healthy lunch you know in a brown paper bag to work with themselves but a politically correct insanity land these words are obvious reminder of the days when a person's skin color was compared to a brown paper bag to determine race well if any were even remotely linked to an
incident of racism needs to be banned then we've got to get rid of the word blanket because they gave the native americans disease still blankets to kill them i and they bought their land with beads so we've got to get rid of that word to remember the separate drinking fountains and segregated buses based on race in america yes so we can't say those words anymore either we might just possibly remember something bad which could lead to the ultimate horror of the modern western world unpleasant thoughts we see a lot of western countries the term citizen becoming offensive because it makes resident foreigners legal or illegal feel like second class people well compared to actual citizens legally you kind of are if you're offended that you are not treated as a citizen of seattle why not assimilate become a citizen of the united states join the team but that's just my opinion.
we have a media that is corrupted by power mostly by corporate power. to go after your fellow was just a little tiny part of a big investment there with two main. goals a company with deep deep pockets and i'm sure they're hiring very bass. i think you being a little bit naive if you think that you can take the. bait in a store and expect to move away without some sort of funny to announce.
it was beyond belief want to bring it back to be done to a participant in a film festival. i think that bold sixteen and game was a long time down about the credibility of the story. as a swedish filmmaker and journalist i always took the right to freedom of speech for granted. but as i came to learn it depends on the story you want to tell. in two thousand and nine and made a film about a court case in los angeles where banana workers from nicaragua were suing cold food company for the use of a banned pesticide that they claimed made them sterile along with other serious health effects and in november two thousand and seven the jury in the los angeles court.