tv Headline News RT November 1, 2013 1:00pm-1:30pm EDT
so when. iraq's prime minister asks the world for help in fighting terror in his country looks at the numbers which suggest there's been a rapid rise of insurgency across the whole planet. with fingers being pointed in the u.s. over who's responsible for spying on european leaders edward snowden says he's ready to share his knowledge of the n.s.a.'s activities with germany. country and getting away with it israeli warplanes reportedly strike syria yet again. put everybody. in the midst of syria's civil war as the government tries to meet international obligations and complete the first stage of its chemical disarmament plus. for. space. president what. britain looks to reinforce its new cyber
defense force with convicted hackers but not all the cyber criminals are signed up . to here in moscow which just turned nine pm this is. iraq's prime minister is in the u.s. asking for help to fight the al qaeda terror attacks that are ripping his country apart on a daily basis. you know that in and we want an international war a global war against terror if the situation in iraq is not treated properly it will be disastrous for the whole world what we are saying is that the international community is responsible as well. while he's been in washington
a series of bombings have rocked his home country at least twenty three lives were claimed by violence in various regions of iraq all this adds up to a global wave of attacks which could make twenty thirteen the deadliest year for terrorism in history beating even twenty twelve staff to all of fifteen thousand results he's going to reports the most active terror groups are all aligned with al qaeda even twelve years after the u.s. launched a war against it. 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. what a power vacuum was created another terrorist organizations were able to exploit as in gaining 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 a 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 have 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 his numbers if anything during the years of washington's war on terror terror only grew in washington i'm going to. the head of the pakistani taliban has been killed by the u.s. drone strike by a u.s. drone strike four missiles have been floated his car killing five people but iraq war veteran michael prysner believes that the first step to stopping terrorism is ending drone campaign. the first thing that would go on a really long way to changing that 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 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 termed 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 to spy on anyone in the world at any time and that is that their definition of american exceptionalism which is driving this. doc to what did far is director of the future terrorism project says brute force won't be enough to get rid of terrorism its ideological roots should be pulled out first. the growth of the hardest production meaning there are many ideological schools indoctrinating radicalizing and creating a much wider demography of the hardest and then you have another structure that is
al qaida or a variety of other jihadist groups and in many countries who are recruiting sort of pool is getting larger problem is that over the past few years the administration policy makers in the united states are not acknowledging the fact that behind that in addition to political issues that are diverse 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 sending drones and military operations we're not going to be able to stop recruitment to al qaeda and others. so with the war on terror rumbling on today peter lavelle and his guests discuss america's use of drones to fight militants in pakistan and the consequences for the people of pakistan is coming up later. but joan issue is something that we can
talk about and we should talk about and we should change it really has to be from the american people who are starting to get educated about this issue and starting to organize and protest you know we demand others to live up to a standard of accountability that we don't hold up to ourselves. crosstalk a little later today here on r t four you know we're getting news that a shooting has taken place at los angeles international airport this happened about america reportedly at a security checkpoint according to media reports a security official was hurt and the gunman shot now these are live pictures from the scene there in los angeles police have surrounded the airport evacuating the terminal and witnesses say gunshots caused the stampede los angeles international airport is the sixth busiest in the world and it's the second largest metropolitan area in the united states so that is news just in here on r.t. concerning a shooting at an airport in los angeles. well countering
terrorism is still the main argument american politicians use to justify spying programs but some u.s. authorities are more or less admitting it's gone too far at least according to the latest comments made by america's secretary of state john kerry said neither he nor the president knew everything that was happening because the system ran on automatic pilot simply because the technology and the ability there but n.s.a. chief keith alexander questioned attempts to plead ignorance after a former u.s. ambassador said spying on foreign leaders did little to protect national security and alexander assisted it's actually policymakers including ambassadors who decide who is monitored so rift is growing in washington's political establishment over who is responsible for the spying which is cause a loss of trust among voters at home and indeed and eyes abroad well that breach of trust in germany could see edward snowden go to berlin. to testify over the u.s.
tapping of chancellor angela merkel's phone in a letter to german authorities the former n.s.a. contractor expressed hope that growing support for what he did will prompt washington to abandon what he called harmful behavior. has the details according to the member of the german parliament edward snowden is still willing to come to germany and testify against n.s.a. of course that is the story that is being told by the opposition member of the german parliament who has met with mr snowden in moscow on thursday and the former n.s.a. contractor has actually issued an entire letter address it to the german chancellor angela merkel in which she said that she would be more than willing to come and testify because she knows a lot about the n.s.a. ex of his he's not just in europe but in the entire world she would be happy just to talk about that but he can only do that have berlin guarantees him a safe passage meaning that takes will not be extradited to the united states on top of that edward snowden of course doubted that she would be more than willing to testify not a villain but in washington unfortunately that is impossible. the moment of course
at this point n.s.a. in germany find himself in sort of hot water considering the fact that it has been revealed that in this day has been listening to the private phone conversations all german chancellor angela merkel regarding edward snowden's life in russia where he has been since june well according to his own russian lawyer that snowden has gotten a job with one of russia's top internet companies as a technical specialist however we do not know which company that it is because of course of the security measures. we also had a chance to speak to edward snowden's lawyer here in russia and attorney katrina he told us the whistleblower would not necessarily have to travel to germany to testify you're going to publish book on your of course edward snowden can't leave russia because he's got refugee status here and if he travels to a different country he loses it so if germany has any questions for mr snowden this could be resolved through treaties exist between germany and russia and edward
wouldn't have to travel there to testify the level of danger is still high but we hear comments from the u.s. government almost on a daily basis that edward is still on the wanted list but we've done everything possible to ensure his security as far as surveillance and wiretapping goes i wouldn't comment on that because those who have been following the situation around snowden know what u.s. intelligence is capable of the. internet firms are taking matters into their own hands to protect data from the prying n.s.a. to companies that used to offer encrypted e-mail services before being forced to shut down and knelt teaming up to try and make any server secure the president. of one of them for that zimmerman from silent circle told r.t. what is driving the initiative. we're trying to restore the privacy that we feel that has been lost by a pervasive surveillance email is intercepted by intelligence agencies all around
the world and we've discovered through these snowden revelations that. our own government is spying on its own citizens who it's turned all americans into foreigners as if we were. you know intelligence targets we can't make everything surveillance proof but what we can do is try to reduce the amount of exposure of e-mail metadata that's the data that says what the man who it's from who we date and time and these days the method data and the mail header is is really important for being able to surveil a society and see who's talking to who. live here in moscow with the twenty four hours a day more news coming up in just a few minutes from now. are
back to this developing story a shooting at los angeles international airport reports say a man with a rifle injured a security official at a checkpoint the latest pictures from los angeles the government shot by the police in the leg and is now in custody. and we can live pictures from the scene where police have surrounded the airport evacuating the terminal. and. national airport is the busiest in the world. well bring in more details on this incident as soon as we can . israel has launched another strike inside syria according to u.s. media reports citing a white house official the target was
a military base in the west of the country which stored a missile arsenal apparently destined for hezbollah in lebanon well the israeli military though has refused to confirm or deny that the attack near the port city of latakia even took place but this is not the first time the country's been accused of breaching syria's sovereignty and bombing targets there's been three similar attacks this year in general may and july. refused to confirm them as well and analysts say this will continue to happen as long as a powerful ally is watching israel's back. on the right to it another sovereign nation and israel has done that and if we had a functioning. war. in the korean war this would be condemned and israel would be reprimanded as force would behave like a sovereign nation. but everybody.
and the reason that is because the president obama. were to occur otherwise it could not occur. syria may now have destroyed all of its equipment used to produce toxic weapons but the job is just beginning this is the first time a nation has gone through a process of chemical disarmament during a time of war and as paula still reports from damascus that makes the task far from straightforward. 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 wish them 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 team faces is how to access sites in rebel controlled areas so far the rebels have been unwilling to cooperate foreign inspectors have managed to visit 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. group still have them to implement what they are expected to implement it's the most difficult mission ever undertaken by the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons destroying
a country's chemical weapons stockpile in the midst of a civil war with 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 sarin gas were fired at damascus as suburbs those responsible are still at large 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 in britain people convicted of cyber crimes could get a chance of redemption by joining the cyber defense force computer specialist could find themselves working alongside regular forces to defend national security but
really hackers are less than willing to be part of it ortiz morris with find out why. the life and times of. britain from cruising through cyberspace to prison to what can for the government as details of the u.k.'s proposed defense. officials admit they're considering hiring convicts it's just the given the implication is that 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 now studying computer science soon he'll be looking for a job but he will be looking to the government think it's quite. because other people would still be. state sponsored. i think they should be
trained you can agree it's. trying to help governments to reach the full summit presumably based on intelligence fix and the plan is to get here the communications agency to help train up the. volume of the revelations that you know . within. the british citizens it doesn't exactly have the best reputation at the moment but maybe the woods national security have become times about just. given all the. stories. it's quite difficult to buy into just. national security especially when national security seems to be so often in basic civil liberties experts say even the name is a misnomer. it's a cyber war just the defense that will have attack capabilities to.
any foreign power perceived as a threat if the future of walls is in. still taking a government salary for it. just to remind you always plenty more which if you want our website at the moment including a jet setting life to cut costs we've got the story of how commuting from barcelona to london may save you money compared to life in the british capital the details are in our new section. for the u.s. job shuts down a doctor's attempt to make the public aware of the health risks of fracking head to r.t. dot com the whole story. thirty greenpeace activists arrested in russia are being moved from the northern city of monuments to petersburg says the organization citing a diplomatic source some petersburg is closer to europe where the conditions are much less severe than moments earlier today france's prime minister asked moscow for a humanitarian gesture towards one activist who is
a french citizen also reports the netherlands is holding an official negotiations members were arrested in september trying to board a russian oil rig in the arctic ocean said the protest posed a threat to the crew and all have been charged with hooliganism. some other world news this hour in egypt thousands of supporters of the muslim brotherhood have started nationwide protests ahead of a trial for the ousted president mohamed morsi clashes between locals and islamists have been reported from cairo and alexandria where police arrested ten of the protesters morsy and the brotherhood figures are in court on monday on charges of inciting violence. hundreds attended the funeral of a hamas military leader killed in an overnight exchange with israeli troops in the gaza strip it was followed by an israeli airstrike targeting a smuggling tunnel killing three more hamas fighters it was the worst violence between palestinians and israel since both sides agreed last november.
as a people took to the streets of rio de janeiro in brazil protesting against recent crackdowns on them. strangers at mass rallies and off the docks protest for striking stage performances addresses comic book characters and play dead activists claim police have been using violent tactics and resorting to mass arrests. economic hardship and discontent with housing rent saw rome gripped by protests throughout october when if many italians aren't happy with the way they're being forced to live for immigrants it could be even worse those who come in search of a better life often find themselves in squalid conditions no better than the ones they left behind you got to pick it off went to take a look. 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 palace meeting.
here. we weren't allowed to film inside the rooms but a doctor 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 seen in very bad condition actually a lot of people sleep in the car 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 to
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 long sometimes immigrants from different countries fight each other like the old man and those from bangladesh for example pennies on one to syria 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. or polish or a dizzying gadget and very strong activity but live along well also you must be. 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 unlikely this will help create new jobs or ease the flow of immigrants altogether because it's going off r.t. road. well back to the developing story and these are the latest pictures regarding
a shooting at los angeles international airport reports suggest at least three people were injured including a security official and a gunman who was with a rifle the shooter is now apparently in custody well let's cross now to live pictures where police now have surrounded the airport and evacuated two terminals and witnesses say they heard about a dozen gunshots behind the security gate the side of which caused. international airport is the busiest in the world and we'll bring you more details on the incident as we get them and these are the latest pictures now well. you can see these pictures once again on our web site you can follow updates on this story as well as a live stream from the scene on our website. so these are live pictures as you can see here. we'll be back with more news on that and indeed other stories in about half an hour from now with a news team talks to academy award winning movie director oliver stone on how the
little. sleep. hey guys i'm abby martin and this is breaking the set november twenty second of this year will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of u.s. president john f. kennedy it's an incident still surrounded by questions that many americans are trying to answer one of the filmmakers made the best attempt to put the disparate pieces together for a time academy award winning director all over stone now he's commemorating the canby anniversary by rereleasing has epic film j.f.k. and an ultimate director's cut the collector's edition also includes a segment from oliver stone's showtime series the untold history of the united states a film adaptation of the joint book authored by stone and historian peter cousin that take a look. if the word.