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the legal eagle. a terror investigation has been launched into an attack at michigan airport on wednesday where a man stomped a police officer in the neck yes the guy says hatred for the u.s. is one reason behind the attack. a spate of terror across the world has seen some trying to profit from it with a variety of pay phone apps designed to help deal with the next time. hundreds demanded british prime minister to resign may resign as she admits the government failed to help the victims of the grenfell disaster. always will put profit before people always think that it's too little sleep you think after this
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massacre they could just buy people and everyone is going to cash out serious a. u.n. secretary general expressed his deep concern over the extent of civilians suffering in rocco as the u.s. led coalition makes a final push to liberate the syrian city from islamic state. hello and good morning to you is eight am here in the russian capital and you're watching r.t. international with me becky arun good to have you with us. our top story this hour police in the u.s. have searched the home of the suspect in the stabbing of a police officer a michigan airport on wednesday the f.b.i. says the attacks being treated as terrorism and that the suspect has a clear hatred for america. we're investigating this incident as an act of
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terrorism we have just filed a complaint charging an individual by the name of a more two week he's a fifty year old resident of canada i think suffice it to. be very valuable to. you. well the suspect a mole for serious thought to have stopped the officer in the neck the policeman has been taken to hospital and is now in a stable condition moments before the attacks are to read yelled gold is great in our big was taken into custody and investigation has now been launched but we spoke to jennifer breed an international criminal law attorney and expert in extremism studies the u.s. has made itself an easy target of lone wolf for a time she says now you know there are a lot of countries where you don't see these kinds of things happening but you are seen in the west the more liberal and democratic societies where we're trying carefully not to offend you know for the last eight years the united states we
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actually had policies that prohibited our law enforcement from looking into religious facets behind extremist attacks that means any kind of religious extremism wasn't even allowed to be investigated and so that's why it's particularly in the west they're wanting to export their extremism their violence to the united states and to europe they're wanting to export that and everything that they've called upon their adherents to do is to carry out these terrorist attacks in the west and to call on them to carry out these quote lone wolf type attacks on behalf of them and the west has made itself a very easy target specifically europe and the united states where i am by not really investigating our law itself to look at that there for fear of offending people or offending a religion. well the michigan airport starving is just the latest incident being treated as an act of terror this year in just six months europe has seen the eleven terrorist attacks with plots foiled on average every nine days the attacks of left
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up to fifty people dead and over three hundred injured there are around sixty thousand potential suspects and one of the latest incidents in europe occurred in paris where an attacker round a car full of weapons into a police van he appeared to have had a gun permit despite being on a terror watch list the french prime minister expressed a little surprise over that incident. so sort of no one could be satisfied that someone who's been officially flagged can benefit from this authorization to carry arms certainly not me so the attacker who was on a terror watch list a permit to carry arms and the prime minister is not exactly happy that's that it seems that the terror threat is not causing so much shock nowadays becoming a rather common thing on average every nine days and twenty seventeen a terror attack was attempted across the e.u. while eighty four percent of brits now believe that the attack on british cities is a very likely that's not really surprising and after the mayor of london had this
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to say to the public. so what else is part and parcel of living in a big city well now that everybody's ok with the thought of another terrorist attack being imminent some businesses to decide to grab the opportunity to cash in like with anti terror insurance which has the potential to be a three billion dollar industry and isn't growing demand anything from a liability for businesses reputation which has suffered after an attack so the obvious def insurance payouts then there is more like an anti terror adjudication like they say you can be too careful so perhaps taking one of these terrorism awareness courses could be of help here are just some of the things you will learn after completion recognizing unusual suspects of course identifying an explosive device and even the nukes on abbey taishan during catastrophic bleeding no time to
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take courses no problem take one of these pocket books with you while you're on a train or a bus there is a guide for grown ups and now a guide for kids not a big fan of reading no problem they've got you covered so their needs and i know they can help you be more. open to create is a concern that people caught up in an attack may not be clear on how to respond in the immediate. aftermath when every second counts more bile apps for the whole family some are free like the citizen aid app while others will cost sure but the bottom line here is how ethical is it to charge for this stuff or even make an industry out of it i would probably go along the line that if we continue with our training with our support and enhancement of our resilience to these scenarios that she the fear factor of a terrorist assault becomes less we all have different modeling and how we create the product and what we want to try and do with our training is to trying roundoff
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out fear so lost is not completely normal we actually accept it and we deal with it in a robust manner and save lives today the number of terror suspects arrested in new you has doubled since last year rising for the third year in a row and it looks like the trend keeps getting strength so it may be that everything terrorism related will most likely become a new business nish to invest in the gulf answers and giago r.t. . in london clashes broke out between protesters and police as hundreds of people took to the streets in a so-called day of rage. everybody . god himself was mostly called to protest as demanded justice for the people affected by the grenfell tower fire
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which claimed dozens of lives it took british prime minister to resume a a week to admit the government had failed in his duty to provide help for them. the support on the ground for families in the initial hours was not good enough people were left without belongings without ribs over their heads without even basic information about what happened what they should do that was a failure of the state local and national to help people when they needed it most as prime minister i apologize for that failure do you think that terrible if she comes out here and says that you know maybe. i think that it's a little like you know how. do you know. when they lie in just a little bit i miss my life when they. see. i make choices but it. was. a key thing after this massacre that i could just by people and everyone's
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going to shout serious say you know this is mean justice and los needs to be trying them why is the past so getting away with this sort of. the fact that it was. really treated like that to. to to reason my you should take all the blame for this we all intruders are my. people. house of parliament. to play face march is in reaction to brucellosis terrorists these people see the. immigrant attacks and of course the handling of the grunfeld howard disaster in which at least seventy nine people are known to have been to death although the death toll is expected to rise i was approached earlier by a quiet man who handed me a leaflet with a picture of the man on it he is that the man was his friend he had lived in
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granville tower he wasn't a protester he just wanted to know whether his friend was dead or alive and no information was coming he organizes that at the beginning of the day that that aim was to bring down the government and to shut down london well they've done an excellent job of shutting down london this government can no longer have authority over people's lives because they always will put profit before people and it's about how violence and murder that is being perpetrated against poor working class black an asian immigrant migrant communities in this country people have been saying that they don't know how many people were living in grenfell it's how a lot of them were possibly undocumented immigrants and so we possibly will never know how many people were killed in that fire. along just told is the prime minister's apology will do little to change the situation. but i think it also symbolizes longer which is now very very divided in terms of
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inequality where the false majority of people here do not benefit from the wealth which is invested where there are lottery flights which are staying. where we have people homeless on the streets in every locality but i'm afraid to reserve my has lost all credibility after the election i don't think it's very long most people think she is only here because the different factions in the tory party deciding where the now to get rid of some of the problems in particular right across the country is an absolute shortage of social rental homes and what that does not feel is true talk i just think so for example. into the way that people interpret housing homeless people can't simply get social housing because there's no it can't be counted with. very little i mean really the crisis is so bad that it really does require much larger scale public investment in council house building again.
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over to syria now where the u.s. led coalition is conducting a major offensive almost this year rucka the defacto capital in syria of terror group islamic state the u.n. secretary general antonio gates harris has expressed deep concern though over the loss of civilian life during the operation he said that he remained alarmed at the human suffering throughout the country warning civilians are being killed or injured and displaced at a quote terrifying rate to terrorise and it is that the situation in iraq remains particularly grave with people trapped inside the city and facing threats from every direction. the secretary general is particularly concerned about the perilous situation for civilians in iraq who are trapped and face threats from every direction the united nations and humanitarian partners are doing all they can stem the suffering in iraq and across syria often at great personal risk the secretary general made an urgent appeal to all those conducting military operations in syria
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to do everything in their power to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure as fighting continues in iraq and elsewhere according to u.n. estimates since march in iraq alone at least three hundred civilians have lost their lives as a result of u.s. led coalition and strikes independent watchdog walls which monitors civilian casualties from international astronauts in iraq syria and libya perhaps the number of civilian deaths from coalition as strikes in iraq and syria as high as four thousand since two thousand and fourteen however the u.s. led coalition itself admits less than five hundred deaths it's reported that the coalition has seven full time investigators monitoring civilian casualties there from to earlier this year. more pain took to the streets of new york to find out how much ordinary americans know about the plight of civilians in russia. if you
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live in america and you follow the news related to syria here's what you've probably been hearing lately you've heard that the u.s. led coalition downed a syrian government jet because it was moving into the deescalation zone of al tam why they say that this syrian jet was posing a threat russia is obviously not happy now what you probably haven't heard about is all the civilians who died as u.s. led coalition forces are moving and rocca you probably haven't even heard of rocca you heard about what's happening in iraq i know. now. you heard about civilian casualties in iraq oh. i had think i have heard something about that we have a video someone talking about it here it is at the at the little when the war planes come they strike multi-storied buildings where the terrorists are but they're also civilians in that house and how can the plane strike then more civilians die than terrorists so civilians were either helping eisel or being
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used as hostages or as protection against u.s. armed forces so that they wouldn't attack that house in order to get to ice so how are we supposed to take care of that and not kill innocent civilians if indeed they're innocent secretary of defense matters he says that's two billion cattle thieves are a fact of life in this sort of situation do you agree with that oh no not at all you know all life is precious you know and nobody does really but that's the line they use always and it's in reality there will always be some civilian casualty but it shouldn't be if that life you know for someone sitting in a desk chair in washington to say that it's very difficult. you know i think it's a very delicate political situation some of the reports that have come out say that more civilians have been killed than i still fighters but in surprise made all. actually because there is no they're wearing a badge says
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a spider right and they're there we have your breasts like civilian so how can you always tell me who's who's who and it's been a big thing of the friends in the military tell me like you have no idea who it is until what they're shooting at you now that doesn't surprise me say that as many as three hundred civilians according to the un have died since march. oh yeah i mean if they see if there's ten and strikes a day that's treaty expected but again because i think they're making it a fact of life so it's become normal it has become part of life and once again like i said all life is precious and civilian life shouldn't have to paris for whatever . the reasons we have a reason to be by the hands of our government based on our conversations here in manhattan it seems that average americans aren't really aware of what the pentagon is up to now as u.s. coalition forces are moving in on the city of raka civilians are dying bombs are exploding but their plight remains largely under the radar cable mop and are seeing
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new york. now the media adviser to the commander in chief of iran's raise law make revolutionary god gave on t.v. and exclusive interview he gave us his take on america's actions in the syrian conflicts. yes when. the primary goal behind the recent announcement that iran fired missiles into syria both accurately detecting and hitting dash positions was to show our weapons capabilities in the past when these missiles were test fired in iran the us and certain western countries said that iran was lying when it claimed successful launches. while in there. in the past whenever the americans wanted to ramp up pressure on iran impose new sanctions or pursue their agenda in the region they would accuse iran of backing
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terrorism but i think that today world public opinion no longer accepts this the world has come to realize that the us despite leading a coalition against dash in syria and iraq does not actually fight terrorism in practice and is in fact supporting it. but asking there's a lot of service members there are plans to release documents revealing u.s. support for dash however they are not documents like formal contracts or written texts but they cover activities in the field including locations where they provided help today they show evidence of arms a logistical and medical assistance which are all clues to american support for dash. u.s. policies negatively affect regional security the u.s.
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is not as influential a player as it used to be and it can no longer manipulate regional politics it now has to partner with countries like saudi arabia whose dictatorship and role in supporting terrorism is known to everyone in the region now all the us can manage to do is pick up their check and leave the french president in manama crown has said in an interview that france was wrong to intervene in libya in two thousand and eleven adding that he didn't want to make this same mistake in syria france did not participate in the war in iraq and this was right but it was a mistake to enter the war in libya what are the result of these two invasions destroyed states in which terrorist groups thrive i do not want this to happen again in syria mccrone highlighted that he no longer sees the removal of assad as an absolute priority and call for
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a diplomatic solution he also named terrorism as the most pressing issues surrounding syria and called on countries to unite in the fight against it earlier we talked to brian becker from the arms the coalition he thinks that mccrone of the words have been motivated by public opinion. in the announcement by the crone represents a very sharp departure from previous french policy the french in fact worthy me cheer leaders within nato demanding that of libya demand regime change in tripoli the fact i presume as now he knows this policy and said it was a state and that's why what is correct in two i think reflects mccrone does not have a political party he has no major institutional backing in order for macro to succeed he must play to french public opinion and this position on libya and syria constitutes the real position of most people and france coming up off the break
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we'll take a look at washington's changing positions on foreign policy and stay with us for that. people with stories to tell. those who deserve to. study. it still but i mean sometimes. you see first and since. they're here to speak are you there to hear. what politicians do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or
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rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. some want to be rich. but you'd like to be first to see what before three of the more people get. interested always in the water. there should be a. welcome back russia's defense minister has had two and counters with nato jets in just one day while flying over the neutral waters of the baltic sea the trying to has the details. a bit like movie scenes the incidents that we saw how open on wednesday the plane with the russian defense ministry on board had to end counters with nato military jets the first one happened when surrogate shaw who was traveling to the
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russian city of kaliningrad now journalists who were inside that plane filmed something that i found really chilling i'll tell you nato f. sixteen jets flying just meters from the wing tip then there was a russian fighter jet that squeezed between the two to ward off the nato plane now guess what the alliance says they are saying that they didn't know that the head of the russian army was on board but when the plane with the russian defense minister was flying back home the nato fighter jets followed that plane again although that was without approaching it they claim talking about the alliance right now that for them it is a standard procedure i suppose it's made all the more controversial because it comes at a very sensitive time doesn't it between u.s. and russia relations just two days ago on monday there was an incident in the same
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region when russian fighter jets had to intercept a group of nato planes do events like that pose a great threat sure because if there is a collision if weapons get used that means war now the alliance maintains that what they're doing is a standard procedure a standard response to non nato planes approaching their borders when it comes to protecting its old borders russia is of course on high alert as well and you do have to understand that the baltics is an area where on one side of the border you've got nato on the other side of the border you've got russia and the last twelve months hundreds of encounters between nato jets and russian jets have been. reported over the baltics but if we take the situation when a russian defense ministry plane with the minister on board is followed by f. sixteen we realize that any wrong move any one decision by the pilot may lead to
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a disaster and now this happens as tensions between moscow and washington are definitely sky high already after the downing of a syrian warplane by the u.s. led coalition in the syrian air space besides this new rounds of anti russian sanctions these steps by washington have already led to a decision by moscow to scrap the dialogue between the deputies of surrogate lavrov and rex tillerson let's just hope this doesn't get any worse british commentator and historian and deal dollar spent leaves it was a dangerous by nature. the baltics he and the russia is a country overlooking the baltic sea hope for that from america how would actually the americans with if say for example the chinese have actually flew with military jets. yes maybe and sort of a lot of bugs fewer miles of the american cause with an american aircraft carrying
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an american official you know they probably would declare war i mean this is the whole seeing the actually with the public opinion again this to america and we are on air i will actually need i mean they are much much bigger problems in the world actually than this kind of school playground bully it is the. continuation of the one izing russia for. political support a secret sumption internally the united states should not really reflect itself in this kind because this gives are extremely extremely dangerous always an easy clash between two pilots and then we're at war. the us state department has made a u. turn on trump's anti qatar rhetoric with a spokes person demanding explanation from the gulf states for their blockade of doha however policy shifts become something of
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a trend for trump the trump administration as duckling found out. trying to fold the trumpet ministrations every move can literally leave your head spinning take for example the crisis the state department stands as of tuesday is a demand that the saudis back their claims qatar supporting terrorists now that it's been more than two weeks since the embargo started we are mystified that the gulf states have not released to the public nor to the qataris the details about the claims that they are making toward qatar but late two weeks ago trump didn't seem to be mystified when he said qatar does sponsor terrorism the time it comes. to our two and its funding. and its extremist. ideology and the tweet term even credited his trip to the middle east for spring on the decision to split with qatar struggling to follow the logic so my but maybe that's just how the trump team works everyone gets to do what they
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want for one the defense secretary can make decisions about sending more troops to afghanistan without asking the president the u. embassador the secretary of state am going to show advisor can say different things about key international issues within the span of just a few days getting assad out is not the only priority and so what we're trying to do as obvious obviously defeat isis there has to be a degree of of simultaneous activity is so i think we have to learn the lessons of the past and learn the lessons of what went wrong in libya which when you choose that pathway of regime to age where we don't see a peaceful syria with assad in their government planes in syria are being shot down without any permission from the commander in chief what i do is i authorized by military we have the greatest military in the world the biggest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat is dropped in afghanistan no need for presidential approval trumps famous beautiful armada is heading not in the direction he thinks it is but maybe all this confusion is exactly the plan i don't want to broadcast to the enemy
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exactly what my plan is and let me just. but recently everyone is left guessing allies anime's and his own administration. r.t. washington d.c. when we asked u.s. political science professor anthony akhil cories is to blame for the u.s. policy you said. we have to understand over here that the american foreign policy is not a policy that is really. non-flexible it's a policy that could depending on so many actors there are plenty of actors and there are plenty of interest. president has to please the people has to please the congress has to please his own party has to meet with the military lobby is all of those all of those or basically and he has to see the foreign his friends or his allies or his perhaps enemies or opponents of next.


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