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well over the past year alone there have been repeated terror attacks and thwarted attempts in fronts in february twenty seventh attempted to enter the museum in paris with a machete while an attacker was stopped at orly or port one month later a police officer was shot dead in april on the seans elisei and in october two young people were stabbed to death at a real we're station in marci former british intelligence officer of the most sean says the fact that the gunman was under police surveillance exposes a failure in law enforcement it's part of the passing that we're seeing emerging across europe over the last few years of people carrying out these low tech type of attacks with high. rates who are of course on the radar of at least the police if not indeed of the intelligence agencies but for some reason they're not being watched carefully enough they're not being monitored carefully enough they were being followed around. and they're allowed to get more radicalized and carry out
these are pulling teeth it's hard to see what more fronts can do i mean they had a state of emergency declared after the massacre and attacks all the palace is still there in france they've just changed the name they've changed the terminology and yet all those powers are still preventing the security agencies police from protecting their french citizens so i fell see how much more they can do. facebook is facing intense pressure for failing to protect the data of its users after it was claimed the information was stolen and utilize for political gain the scandal is tied to the british data gathering firm cambridge a list of which was involved in donald trump's presidential campaign among others the company allegedly mined fifty million facebook profiles for its operations while its person company was reportedly involved in the psycho social studies for the u.k. defense ministry cambridge is now under investigation and has suspended its. chief
executive the revelations have led to a trend that will concern facebook famous entrepreneur deleted his profile as well as the pages of his company's many others are following suit time to delete facebook spreads across another top form twitter facebook said mark zuckerberg apologized for the data breach and promise that the company will learn from the mistake meanwhile legal media analyst lionel spoke to us saying that all data online is mind the entire point is being missed here it's not cambridge analytic it's the fact that facebook is a tool a proxy a few well of that government it's a surveillance you need it it was conceived it through darpa through seed money this this phasing this oh do you think they use the information against there are
you kidding me facebook apple everything that we do is basically sucking up every bit of information that we have well despite the two global giants of the center of the data scandal having roots in america and the u.k. the story has not been tied to russia are not just the of looks into a force. imagine being a liberal a democrat and being stuck in a trump presidency for a year is it must be horrible waking up every day guessing that what russia is songe bots or hackers have cooked up today cambridge analytic i had powerful connections to candidate trump including one time top adviser steve bannon and billionaire donor robert mercer so presidential son in law jared cushion or and consultant brad parr scale brought in the company which is now accused of utilizing data from fifty million facebook users without permission facebook was how donald
trump was going to win wait a sec something's wrong where's the bad guy who do we blame this on. there it is questions are also swirling about a possible link to russian metal cambridge c.e.o. reached out to julian a songs of wiki leaks seeking access to e-mails from hillary clinton's private server there's no evidence ricky leaks had such information but wiki leaks was releasing e-mails from the computers of other democrats which authorities say were hacked by russians and another trump advisor roger stone great innings i actually communicated with what how do you even make the connection what's your logic if someone speaks to a songe their russian agent there is zero connection here other than the word russia being in every other sentence there is only one explanation c.n.n.
report must have been put together by a random generator literally this explanation makes more sense than cnn's report at savage the dia and see oil trump the russians cambridge had because we've got the key words just fill this. he says with whatever he also directly message to russian hacker he says he did nothing wrong and despite another claim that cambridge had ties to a russian oil company the campaign insists there were never any links to russia are you comfortable that the trunk campaign through their cameras analytical had a connection to wiki leaks. they did have a connection of wiki leaks let me demonstrate if you are of average height and your birthday is in july you are closely tied to a sound see how easy it is let's do this again if you like snow and the
russians like snow you are aligned with russia or if you want lots of money and all of us have lots of money you are susceptible to russian influence it's all nonsense but who cares it's about getting the keywords out there about confusing and confounding not explaining or investigating he words people key words the russians everywhere iraq marked an unwanted anniversary this week we spoke to survivors of torture at the infamous abu ghraib detention facility later in the program. what whole existence to do something to. be put themselves on the line. to get
accepted or rejected. so when you want to be present. for something i want to be honest. it's a going to be pressed to say what before three in the morning can people that i'm interested always in the waters of my call. fundamentally the united states and russia are have been for decades two scorpions in a bottle each capable of destroying the other but only at the price of being destroyed itself. said well these weapons were overcome u.s. missile defenses u.s. missile defenses were totally ineffective against russian forces already so there will be more effective against russian forces.
in minutes into the program welcome back the final results of the russian presidential election were announced on friday and bloodier putin secured a fourth term in the kremlin with seventy six percent of the vote while turnout in last sunday's election was almost sixty eight percent a news briefing the russian leader was asked whether he'd consider running for the top job again given the moment some constitutional changes. do you think you will be in the presidential cedes until twenty thirty or so if you change the constitution to. turn one hundred well this time around going to a putin left all of his rivals far behind second place was not by communist party candidates public routine and on a lighter note it wasn't only the candidates that made this selection remarkable
well it's gone gruden say he hasn't seen themself without it for thirty years looks much younger. their friend saw a nationwide strike on thursday as public sector workers responded to social and economic reforms students and transport workers are concerned by president money one across new proposal saying they could lead to long term employment on low wages many schools shut for the day and the reports were also affected more than two hundred thousand people all over the country reportedly joined rallies with more demonstrations planned in april and may and rest escalated into clashes with police . ok.
we are not here to be violent we are here to protest democratically against the liberal politics of macro wanted by the kind of it without m.r. we disagree with the government we can accept this reforms that's why we are always here with us because the most part of course is the promises he made i think it's absolutely not been fulfilled. during the rallies in paris protesters threw rocks at officers who responded with water counting r t charlotte dubin ski was up one of the flashpoint areas. thousands of people have been marching in paris or trying to make a voice discouraged to the government of president marcos saying they are unhappy with many of the ideas of easy ministration including. she writes one hundred and twenty thousand jobs in the five years since he's the president see there have been some violent confrontations during this stage strike against her and she now where
police caution to the protests is some suggesting that the police accuse the extreme violence and some of the protesters had been in. the civil servants to the right way still just. here to voice their concerns with this current administration this is actually also the first over thirty seven days of strikes by the railways these strikes going to take place over the next few months until the end of june the way we were just saying this is the only way that they can get a voice and they will speak directly with the government about changes that are proposed to their line of work. not see paris while in the western french city of norm to riot police used tear gas to break up a crowd demonstrators fought back with smoke bombs and.
this week marks fifteen years since america began a military operation it called iraqi freedom commonly known as the iraq war what began as a promise to liberate the country from a dictator turned into years of conflict across the region well one of the darkest pages in the war was the torture of iraqi detainees at the abu ghraib prison warning you may find the following images disturbing. to move. it's.
illegal. to. lose. least some. legal. some former able grabe detainees described their ordeal to us. we'll know more when the americans arrived with their tanks we thought they would read us of the harsh regime everyone would have their own house and car just like in the wealthy arab countries or in the west but it turns out to be the opposite. of shyness they would hang a prisoner on the metal door of the cell and subject them to electrocution or urination they would stick a rifle into sensitive areas or they would use
a broken broomstick causing internal bleeding prisoners would need surgery. after i was released whenever i saw americans on the street i would be terrified they would send me back to that place and torture me again it still keeps me up at night remembering the torture they hear the screams and yet i still have nightmares and suffer physical and mental pain as if it all happened yesterday i worked night and day to try to forget it what we went through and what happened to iraq was a terrible crime it broke us even now i can't get inside a bafta because it makes me think of waterboarding. the time i spend in the prison felt like
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welcome to well the vice president trumps hiring and firing practices have long stopped to surprise but their recent designations first of my compare as the secretary of state and then of john bolton as the national security adviser did leave an impression on friends and foes alike what can we expect from old the president's men well to discuss that i'm now joined by michael o'hanlon senior fellow at the brookings institution mr howland it's good to talk to you thank you very much for being here my pleasure thanks for having me now the trumpet ministrations h.r. policies have been unconventional from the very start but it says that now is a high time for letting people go and bringing new people on board do you see that
as a random coincidence or is there a reason the strategy to all of these appointments happening right now well as you know there was a lot of turnover last year throughout much of the white house staff in particular but i do think that there is a purpose to changing both the secretary of state and the national security adviser in the same month i don't think that could be a coincidence and i think part of what's happening is the president has decided that he knows what kind of personalities he likes to work with he senses that he had ok relationship with general mcmaster but it wasn't all that close and there may be people that he would feel closer to politically in terms of partisan politics in terms of world view and of course secretary of state tellers. and was a little bit of an enigma he seemed to be very reasonable and moderate and thoughtful
in some ways but he didn't really click with the president and he didn't really click with his own state department and so i think president trump took all this in stride took all this together talked to his chief of staff john kelly and they decided to make some national security changes essentially all together to try to create the feel of a new team preparing for a big new season if you will where we have huge decisions coming up on everything from the joint comprehensive plan of action with iran to the upcoming summit with kim jong un in north korea to the possibility of a summit between president putin and president trump to many other things that are on the horizon now donald trump is probably be miles davis if figure in the washington these days but coming in second is john bolton the home he had just appointed as his national security adviser and one john bolton was working as the american ambassador to the united nations and he didn't make many friends not only
because of his very hawkish views but also because of his personality i think it's safe to say that he's not a very amicable character and neither is chump do you think they will make a good fit together you know it's a very interesting question and i think there's actually a lot of truth in the way you put the question to me they are both you know different kind of people and neither one is widely popular with those they interact with the only one of those two that i know personally is john bolton i know i'm reasonably well he's a polite man we've always had nice conversations he tends to be somewhat reserved in withdrawn i'm a democrat but i'm sort of a conservative or hawkish democrat most democrats don't tend to like him so well a lot of republicans think his views are quite extreme and don't like him so well either i think it's not so much about his. personality although that's part of it but i think it's more about his view of the world as you know donald trump has said
some things as canada and as president that are a bit disruptive he's a bit of a maverick on issues like foreign trade military alliances how to deal with president putin and russia on some of these issues john bolton is much more of a classic old fashioned hard line conservative so in that sense their world views are not necessarily aligned on all the big questions they're they're fairly aligned on iran maybe on north korea i'm not so sure they're aligned on most issues now since you know i'm best of both and so well. let me ask you a question that may not seem very polite but nonetheless one of the descriptions of him that stuck with me over the years is somebody characterizing him as a key south kickdown kind of guy do you think that's a fair assessment you know i never worked in a government position with embassador bolton so i've only spoken to him as sort of a colleague on the outside and i'm not going to criticize him therefore because
he's never been disrespectful or impolite to me but he you know hasn't been treating me as a government colleague or a rival either and so i really can't confirm or deny that theory i do think that he's a bit withdrawn because i do think that he's been suspicious of a lot of the intellectuals that he's been around in his life because his views his views are a bit on the outside of the mainstream he's not always been well received therefore he's not always been popular and therefore sometimes he's felt a little bit outside of a group and that i think has tended to make him a bit withdrawn not it not in a mean way i've never seen meanness but i have seen quite a bit of reserve now mr bolton likes to talk a lot about empirical of reality and how it often contradicts beautiful aspirations and i think the imperial reality in the world and in the united states has changed quite dramatically since he was. laughed and in the government do you think he's going to be just as hawkish as many people fear him to be as you know the national
security advisor is an advisor he has no independent power separate from that of the president and his first job really is to help coordinate the views of the government or at least to try to bring different views to the president's attention in a way they can be discussed and aired out and then to ensure that whatever president trump decides is implemented so he is not an independent voice per se now historically national security advisers have sometimes become very close and very close confidence and advisors to the presidents they served henry kissinger with richard nixon or brant scowcroft with the first president bush but other times they really have a role more like staff where they are you know in charge of setting up running meetings ensuring coordination on execution and implementation of policy so i don't really know how important john bolton's views on to be to the decision making of
president trump i do think that he is very hardline on issues like iran and north korea in both cases he's written or talked about using military force about re-imposing even tougher sanctions about tearing up existing deals or you know nuclear rangelands of one kind or another he seems like he wants to be a bit of a revolutionary especially on those two countries perhaps also in regard to russia although i'm less clear on that and the question is will president trump want that advice or will he ultimately decide that bolton you know is a little too extreme and he's glad that he heard that opinion but he alternately will not choose it now mr bolton used to be a very very harsh critic of russia but i think that the kind of rhetoric that he used to practice a couple of years ago has now become so mainstream that honestly even to. russian ear he does not. sound too extreme and. you
seem to be a bit ambivalent there on not he is going to contribute to making the us russian relationship more toxic than it already is but i wonder what is your best guess on that yeah i don't know you know right now what's happening in the united states as you're aware is that we have a number of concerns in regard to russia and we're addressing some of them more thoughtfully and more aggressively than others so for example we're worried about russia's potential threats to the baltic states and therefore we have operation atlantic resolve the so-called european deterrence initiative we've got nato forces rotating through poland and the baltics and i think that will continue and that's probably enough to reinforce in your putin's mind the idea that we are committed to the security of all of our nato allies i don't think john bolton needs to add anything there necessarily or even if he adds something maybe it's a few hundred more u.s. troops it probably doesn't need to be
a big deal on the other hand in dealing with the election security problem that we had in two thousand and sixteen concerns about russian manipulation of voter rolls or of you know email releases from the democratic national committee or setting up trolls and adding fake news into our social media accounts i don't think we've done very well at protecting ourselves from future threats regardless of whether they're from russia or some other place these are new threats in the world of the internet and social media and we need to toughen our electoral system so that we're less vulnerable president trump doesn't like this conversation because he sees it as an attack on the legitimacy of his election victory in two thousand and sixteen but i think john bolton will try to persuade president that in fact this is a threat to our country more generally and we have to address it regardless of whether we think it came from russia or somewhere else in the end. where it would come in the future and at whose expense it might occur in the future so on that
issue bolton probably will want us to be stronger and tougher i could go on but you see what i'm driving at on some issues bolton just has to sustain current policy on others he may push for some new ideas now. you're being very diplomatic in this conversation but you yourself wrote the other day in one of your articles that putin behaves like a thug at home and this is i think very similar to the language that ambassador bolton would be used with russia or its leader and i can tell you for sure that if president trump decides to quote from your articles in his conversation about vladimir putin that conversation would not last very long i wonder how do you think the american president should navigate this very complex challenge of negotiating in good faith the pressure of each presupposes a certain degree of politeness and having to please russia critics or russia haters both at home and big in his own administration right well let me say two things first to clarify why i use that language because i saw
a number of things happen that i think the kremlin had a hand in everything from the attempted assassination of the double agent in britain to some of the support for the assad regime and its barrel bombing and artillery attacks on its own populations in syria and perhaps even issues like the now i'm soft killing in russia and the evidence that i've seen suggests complicity at the highest levels of the russian government in some of these tragedies which had a very human cost now i could be wrong but that's my working understanding and that's why i use strong words at the expense of the russian president however i also have written about how i think that lattimer putin is genuinely respected among russians because he did help stabilize the country after the yeltsin years he tried to restore a sense of stability growing prosperity international prestige and in my writings i've tried to our.
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