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you haven't suggests victims of the london tower could have died due to cyanide poisoning hundreds attend a day of rage in london to demand justice for people affected by them. he was told getting away with this is the. people. part. of the city of. six hundred potential radicals who believe. the nation says it's horrified by the loss of civilian life as the u.s. led coalition makes a final push to force islamic state out of the syrian city. thanks
so much for joining us this. last hour blaze may have been exposed to smoke and fire but also to highly toxic gas that's according at least to the latest expert analysis on last week's tragedy in the british capital. has more on the story. cyanide is one of the deadliest poisons there is and apparently the insulation boards on the building on ground felt how it could have been letting off cyanide as the building was burning and we know this because the hospitals treating some of the victims of the fire one of the hospitals as said that they have treated three people for cyanide poisoning bear in mind the building's management we're telling people will stay in their apartments until help arrived the other part of
this scandal that's rapidly growing is that cladding so the material used on the outside of the building which turned out to be extremely flammable the government's been checking to see whether it's been used anywhere else in buildings in the u.k. that cheap and very combustible material which according to the chancellor here in the u.k. philip hammond is actually illegal to use take a lesson the cloud that was used to run just like a rocket is because most european countries is burned to the united states my understanding is that the cloudy in question this flammable client which is bundy in europe in the u.s. is also banned here just after a week after the tragedy the first official head has rolled the c.e.o. of kensington and chelsea council nicholas holgate he's the highest or he was the highest on the elected official at the council and he's been forced to resign by
the government and to even may said that's a good thing that he's lost his job to reason may has already apologized for the way that the government handled the aftermath of the fire and also the failings that brought it about but a lot of people here it's been calling on trees in may to resign the support on the ground for families in the initial hours was not good enough people were left without belongings with roofs of their heads without even basic information about what had happened what they should do that was a failure to stay. local and national to help people when they needed it most as prime minister i apologize for that. that terrible if she comes out here that maybe. i think.
i make. thing after this massacre that i could just buy people and everyone's going to shout serious say you know this is an injustice and louis needs to be trying. to have so getting away with this sort of. thing to to reason. for these. people in the house of parliament. part to play. the deadliest fire in britain for more than a hundred years broke out last wednesday and was only extinguished more than twenty four hours later the death toll currently stands at least seventy nine people that is expected to rise though the reason government have been widely criticized for not doing enough while the cause of the fire is still unknown we heard from a number of guests who believe the prime minister's apology will do very little to change the situation. but i think it also symbolizes london which is now very very divided in terms of inequality where the vast majority of people here do not
benefit from the wealth which is invested where there are not free flights which is . where we have. streets in every locality and i'm afraid to reason my has lost credibility after the election i don't think. most people think she is only here because the different factions in the tory party deciding where to get rid of some of the key problems in particularly in law right across the country is an absolute shortage of social rental homes and what that does is they're not fees to talk things for example. into the way that people interpret housing homeless people can't simply get social housing because there's no there's no that can't be counted because it's not available i mean really the crisis is so bad that it really does require much larger scale public investment in council house building again. a matter of belgium second largest city almost six hundred
potentially radicalized people are currently being monitored by view authorities of those nearly two hundred are believed to pose a significant danger is more of what the mayor had to say. i would like to be able to have my police officers conduct more patrols nowadays we have a policing strategy that's more manageable you basically we can carry out surveillance but we've faced restrictions and i would like to have more powers in this respect as a mayor i would like to have more options when hate is breached in certain places little see to enable us to do better police work with the men and shut these people down if necessary new law will lag behind events or laws and with you and it's hard to explain to the public that you had your eye on a terrorist before he did something but couldn't take action you couldn't and that's. in just six months europe has be seen eleven terror attacks with plots falls on average every nine days it's acts of left up to fifty people dead and more than three hundred injured they're all around sixty thousand potential suspects so one of the latest incidents in europe occurred in paris well attack around
a car full of weapons into a police van appeared to have a firearms permit that's the spite being on a terror watch list that the french prime minister expressed his concern the revelation. 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 seven thousand a terror attack was attempted across the e.u. while eighty four percent of brits now believe that the an attack on british cities is a very likely that's not really surprising after the mayor of london had this to say to the public. so what else is part and parcel of
a big city well now that everybody's ok with the thought of another terrorist attack being imminent some businesses to this by that 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. after completion recognizing and usual suspects of course identifying an explosive device even the x. on. during catastrophic bleeding no time to take courses no problem take one of these pocket books with you while you're on a train or a bus there's a guy for grown ups and now a guide for kids not
a big reading no problem they got you covered so they need an up they can help you be more. open to create is a concern that people cause toppin in 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 enhanced meant of our resilience to these scenarios 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 try and round off that fear so whilst it's 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 gaining strength so it may be that everything terrorism related will most likely become a new business nish to invest in the gulf answers and jagow r.t. . over to syria where the u.s. led coalition is conducting a major offensive on the city of raka its islamic states the facts capital in the country however the un secretary general antonio davis has expressed worries over the loss of civilian life during operations he said he remained alarmed at the human suffering throughout the country he warned that civilians are being killed injured and displaced at a terrifying rate which as i did 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 where trapped and face threats from every direction the united nations and humanitarian partners are doing all they can stand the suffering and
rucka and across syria often at great personal risk the secretary general made an urgent appeal to all those conducting military operations in syria to do everything in their power to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure as fighting continues in iraq and elsewhere oh according to united nations estimates since march at least three hundred civilians and rocco alone have been killed as a result of u.s. led air strikes over the coalition claims that has caused less than five hundred deaths in total over three years of its military campaign its reports of the coalition employs seven full time investigators monitoring civilian casualties there an increase from two earlier this year. i want to ease kayla morgan took to the streets of new york to find out how much people really know about the plight of civilians in russia. if you 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 we have a video someone talking about it here is the output of when the work planes come they strike multi-storied buildings where the terrorists are then 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 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 lifers 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 dust 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 me at all especially. because there is no they're wearing a badge says i'm i'm i see spider right in there there we have your breasts like civilian so how can you always tell me who's who's who i mean it's been a big thing of the friends in the military tell me like you have no idea who it is
until like they're shooting at you now that this is a prize they say that as many as three hundred civilians according to the u.n. have died since march. oh yeah i mean if a 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 ice age has become part of life and once again like i said all life is precious and civilian life shouldn't have to perish 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 new york. coming up in the program french president tomorrow mccrone says france's
role in the twenty seven libyan war was a mistake and he warns against the same happening in syria today off the break. in case you're new to the game this is how it works mark the economy is built around corporations corporations run washington the washington post media the media. and voters elected to run this country business because. you must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. here's what people have been saying about rejected in the
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could produce cyanide gas when burning surely this. is a banned substance i mean how could this be the case. well many different fabrics because of their composition when they break down give rise to a range of different gases carbon monoxide carbon dioxide is the most abundance but if you've got any nitrogen containing compounds and there will be then cyanides are very likely to be produced and. carbon monoxide and cyanide of the sort of gases that you're really concerned about and how the amounts we're talking being released here i mean are they just a relatively small amount. was serious illness and death i mean just how dangerous is this. the concentration is probably going to be very very high. indeed but of course it depends very much on the fabric and carbon monoxide for
example which will kill if the oxygen in the fire is not sufficient and you can get significant amounts of carbon monoxide formed so it really depends on the air ration of the fire for the carbon monoxide as for cyanide many different products can give rise to cyanide as long as you've got some nitrogen element in the material cyanide just a distinct possibility i mean you mentioned just one question ago that the concentration was very high in an environment that we saw in the grenfell tower tragedy i mean just how much of a risk would this posed to somebody trapped in those flames will they stand much chance of retaining consciousness of getting out of of saving themselves or would the chances be very limited. if the concentration was very high they would have no chance whatsoever because cyanide can kill really in
a matter of seconds what it essentially does is block oxygen use in your cells in the body and the cells are where the energy is produced and somebody just would be immobile and would die from a heart attack very quickly with carbon monoxide again the concentration is very high death would be very quick these gases that would course would rise because of the flames but because of their weight in relation to air and so they would move through the. most often the gases that kill people were all the. before people are exposed to trains or anything like that there's reports that the tenants in the building they've raised concerns for safety for several years seemingly were either ignored or not at least taken seriously enough. because i mean how could it be that this parting was used without consideration for the
risks clearly very very clearly poses. i wish i knew the answer to that i have read the residents of raise these questions for years. about general concerns about safety i don't know specifically whether it was about the crashing but they being concerned about the refurbishment they were concerned about gas pipes in the stairwells not being sufficiently protected and they've raised a whole variety of issues they were worried about the lack of sprinklers for example just looking at the fire was almost impossible for the firemen to do anything about the height of people and the top stories of that building were completely trapped and there was nothing anybody could do for them and just the fucking one final question about the water environment here obviously the gases would have proved fatal extremely harmful to those inside but the blaze took twenty
four hours more than twenty four hours to extinguish in fact would this pose a threat to the environment as well in terms of health and safety and environmental damage. i think the issue would probably be to some of the smoke particles most of those gases when they're produced would eventually be diluted in the general air given the heat of the fire the gases would have been taken quite high up into the air and they would have diluted significantly so i don't think they would have been much of a risk when the gas is for people sort of in the vicinity at all because they would have just gone straight up with the plume the risk is for the people in the building ok. professor of environmental toxicology at the university of leeds thanks so much for your expert insight today here nazi with us. you're welcome. well french president tomorrow micron's says he doesn't want to see
a repeat of in syria of the mistakes already made in libya the intervention there would show france was a part of his what are regarded as having fuel global terrorism. has this report from paris he almost gave a suggestion that there could be uncomfortable times ahead for the two countries the u.s. and france which have been historically very strong allies historical conflicts that the u.s. and france have been involved in together particularly in libya where he actually said that the intervention of nato allies france and the u.s. alongside other nato allies in two thousand and eleven which eventually helped lead to the removal of colonel gadhafi was actually wrong a mistake and he said that he doesn'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 president marcos has said that he now believes the removal of bashar al assad which has been called for by france in the past by he's put forth is now not an absolute priority he basically said that he's been given no evidence that there is a viable successor to ensure that syria doesn't become as what he describes a failed state as libya and he also said that the key now is to ensure that terrorism is the top priority and he's called again for this issue to be dealt with by a coalition of countries coming together and he said dealing with terrorism because that he says is the most pressing issue in today's world. the french president has also lashed out at donald trump branding his policymaking as unpredictable it comes as the u.s. state department has made a public u. turn on trump's side to it all rhetoric with a spokesman now question in the gulf states blockade of door policy shifts though
becoming something of a trend for the administration as so far not trying to fall 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 come to car. or get to are you and it's funding. that's right. 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 want for one the defense secretary can make decisions about sending more troops to afghanistan without asking the president to understand it's my responsibility we're not winning in afghanistan right now the biggest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat is dropped in afghanistan no need for presidential approval we are so proud of our military and it was a rather successful bit if you want to rise. everybody knows exactly what happened the u.n. ambassador the secretary of state and an actual 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 what would you choose that pathway of regime to use for 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 terms famous beautiful armada is heading not in the direction he thinks it is we said that it was heading there and it was heading there it is heading there but maybe all this confusion is exactly the plan i don't want to broadcast to the enemy exactly what my plan is and let me tell you but recently everyone is left guessing allies enemies and his own administration doesn't r.t. washington d.c. . the film's inside north korea as it prepares them for the massive pride of the country's a tunnel president stay with us. the
fact that trump could get elected with a series of maist and distortions is a reflection of fact that the voting public could be convinced by that and what we really need to do when one of the reasons as a scientist i'm interested in this is we really need to get people to apply the same standards of politics that applied to science skeptical inquiry empirical testing and demand evidence for what your politicians. call the feeling of. every.
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