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but. just days after slamming syria's white helmets as propagandists rock legend roger waters reveals the activist group had been trying to lobby his supporters in the syrian civil war. somebody was challenging that we had to go to the hospital so. when i came in some people grabbed me started pouring water all my had also headlines a russian t.v. channel says it's interviewed a syrian boy seen in the white helmets footage reportedly showing the aftermath of a chemical attack of a child and his father gave a count of how events unfolded in duma all of that day. and european headlines police tear gas protesters in paris as power lies in
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transport strikes continue over president micron's reforms. in germany refugees are increasingly turning themselves in as terrorists in a shocking tactic to avoid deportation. welcome to our international live from moscow and daniel walk ins wherever you are today thanks for joining us this hour our top headline this controversial syrian activist group the white house has tried to lobby roger waters that's the co-founder of the rock group pink floyd a group called the syria campaign sent an e-mail to the musician inviting him to a fundraising dinner on behalf of the white helmets. affiliated organization now in the same letter the group described in detail the work it claims to be doing in the country now and insists the group's mission is to elevate the voices of serious
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peaceful heroes and help bring peace waters though it was less than happy with the invitation. i was quite suspicious after i was invited to that white helmets dinner now my worst suspicions have been confirmed on the face of it it felt horrible that the white helmets were just good people doing good things but now we know they're trying to encourage the west to drop bombs or missiles illegally in syria my colleague or staff joined my colleague andrew farmer to discuss the group's emails and walters concern over their activities. it was somewhat of an indirect response to a nother e-mail he received from a different person now it was signed by a man who was described himself as a journalist and also a militant with the syrian white helmets and he apparently arsk for stage time with roger waters at his barcelona gig he wanted to join roger waters on stage and
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deliver a message apparently on behalf of the white helmets and sent a message or two this children of syria you're not forgotten well apparently at that said gig in barcelona roger waters did this have a look oh man it's. great. reading propaganda if you use. this to the propaganda of the point home it's in others we would be encouraged to encourage our governments to go and start dropping bombs on syria. i why do you think then that he decided to speak out publicly there well he didn't give a specific reason for this but you got to know who the white helmets are to get an idea they post videos like this marketing themselves as the civil defense group of the say their first responders they save people the show how the pulling people from under the rubble from the alleged syrian government air strikes but the videos
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that they are and posting online and somebody else do that for them in those videos they're seen mingling with terrorists for example this is an execution by the all nusra terrorist group and these are the white helmets volunteers clearing up the execution site so also in other videos they are seeing just cheering and generally mingling with terrorists from other groups so possibly that is why roger waters chose to deny that to denounce themselves publicly you're not the first celebrity to talk about the white house but the other ones that have have taken a different stance well indeed the white helmets the sort of by the line lying to. glory when it comes to how western celebrities are talking about them for example he's coldplay a very very popular british band endorsing them and calling them syrian heroes there's another star ben affleck also praising the white house and bill is just a zone really so roger waters he did not stop just denouncing the white house wants
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the also he also called on his fellow celebrities to stop indorsing the white house and to stop giving praise to them now roger waters is arguably the first person of such scale to publicly to publicly speak out against the white helmets and the e-mails that we've just seen he provided them to blumenthal and blumenthal is in the contributor so he can pick up the story from here i've known roger waters for several several years he said that he had just grown so frustrated watching the white helmets footage and duma being cited by the u.s. government and the u.k. government pretty much as their only source as their only source of intelligence to justify bombing a sovereign country that he decided to criticize this organization publicly to warn against its all teary or sectarian agenda this should be the stuff of
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a national scandal in the us the united states government has provided at least twenty three million dollars to the state department to the white helmets while the white helmets work hand in glove with jab it allness or which is the syrian affiliate of the organization that attacked the united states on nine eleven al qaeda and that is considered a conspiracy in the united states although it's well established so you know i hope that this is that rogers broken the ice here but western media appears to be completely closed off to the facts about the white helmets. we've asked for a response from the white house i will bring that to you if and when of course we get it. and meantime a correspondent from the russia twenty four t.v. channel claims to have found a syrian boy see even the white helmets footage said to show the aftermath of an alleged chemical attack in an interview which cannot be independently verified the child and his father recall how events unfolded in do more on the seventh of april . the of the new accounts. these harrowing scenes
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panic fear terror soaked trembling children screaming adults and strange as it may seem many of them had no idea about what was going on. we were in the basement my mother told me that we had run out of fruit and wouldn't have anything to eat until tomorrow i heard noises outside somebody was shouting that we had to go to the hospital so we went there when i came in some people grabbed me started pouring water on my had eleven year old ass and was one of the apparent victims in the white helmets video here he is after being drenched and sprayed he was found in duma and interviewed by a russian war correspondent. he's fine if a little confused and that's me in the video that's me.
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yes as were many other kids any child would be terrified ergo the panic which the white helmets were there to film he was eventually found though by his father who was none the wiser this is the police i didn't hear anything about a chemical attack i was outside britain not say anything further my family lives in the hospital. it does make sense poisonous gas would be invisible you'd imagine everybody would want to take precautions especially when you're hungry and they give out food for thought spittle. i went to the hospital walked up stairs and found my wife and children i asked them what had happened and they said you go outside was shouting about some smell and told them to go to the hospital at the hospital they gave dates and cookies to the kids one of the doctors who was
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reportedly. on shift at the time seemed surprised by the sudden influx some people come to hear and people in what. they said. we wouldn't see. the symptoms here the doctor and others did however say that some people came in complaining about difficulty breathing which is common when an explosion destroys a building for example there's a lot of dust makes it difficult to breathe and especially affects people with asthma. people from the white helmets told us about the use of chemical weapons but we saw no sign of that if chemical weapons were used against those people our medical staff would have also been affected. we've sent a request to the white helmets to comment on this but received no answer yet what
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we have seen is more and more witnesses coming forward to say there was only panic and no evidence of chemicals multitool we heard an explosion and somebody said it was a chemical weapon we ran to where the noise came from and started pool room water over the people and they seem to be ok and walked away without any help people got so confused honest somebody started pouring water over people's heads saying they had been a chemical attack i was at the spot with my wife and daughter but none of us experienced any symptoms of chemical poisoning and it's remarkable how these scenes convinced three countries to launch cruise missiles at syria especially remarkable when you realize that so many of the people here had no idea about what was going on only that someone shouted about chemicals. the united states and
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its allies cite their own intelligence sources to justify south a strike on syria queues the syrian government of deploying a toxic agent over the area which at the time was held by rebels the us british and french military is hit the country in retaliation strikes however some now question the chemical attack allegations notably mainstream british journalist robert fisk who visited duma and interviewed locals we asked former british counterpart counterterrorism officer charles shoebridge to comment on the situation journalists who got in on the ground robert fisk is a notable person i'm thinking of there he said and attended by syrian government employees and so on he spoke to ordinary residents and to medical staff who none of whom confirmed the idea that there was a chemical attack we're already i think seeing on detecting science myself that there is a slight backtracking amongst government statements rowing back slightly saying well actually we weren't completely clear that's why we we were relying on social
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media we were lying on activists on the ground and that's why we only carried out a limited strike so they're already i think preparing the ground for the possibility at least that is so p c w a port isn't particularly helpful for example it may actually find that there were no trace of chemicals of chemical warfare. a riot police have clashed with protesters as thousands came out across france against president micron's reforms in support of a three month long transport strikes that have power lies the entire country r.t. shot at do with you was in the midst of the clashes in paris. this is yet another day of protests to be turning into clashes between the police and the protesters i'm happy with many of the reforms that the my government wants to make and they determined to make these heard and it seems that what we see is. that yet again it's just clashes that most people are speaking about. cross says that he doesn't
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care about our movement but if he wasn't afraid at all he would not send so many national police officers here. i am happy with the government because the poorest classes are always the ones who are forced to give the richest always the ones who are being given today were fighting for public services for medical services with good hospitals and equipment i don't. have micron's government towards the movements of the problems work is a facing a somewhat so to stick the head of state seems to be judging by his speech at the e.u. parliament destroys book he thinks that he's in a position of power. we've just come away from the crowd and that's because if you just take a look behind me might see the alot of the people have got their faces covered they wearing black and that's because they known as being the black box of the anti
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father these are the anti capitalist see in front and they don't like as a filming them close and that's because the security services might be able to identify them now it's this group of individuals who are the ones that we see clashes as you can see that are throwing project downs at the police as the police are coming round and this is something that we have been seeing not just today but in all of the clashes project just being thrown to optics bricks glass bottles anything they can grow that ak at the hands of. well we're in the middle of what seems to be a standoff between some of the protesters and the police just take out a look behind me and you can see a rule of the police vans army the lot that are in there roy here blocking off this particular route and some of the protesters are told seeing them now they've also
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been using smoke flares to have to attention to what they're doing the lit fires to some of the bins and they've also been throwing projectiles to wards the police this protest was meant to be about reforms of macaroons government it's once again tuned in to a clash between the police and a small group of anti capitalist protesters. and once they micro has hit back on everyone criticizing his proposals even adding opponents should stop holding the country hostage police made a number of arrests during the violent confrontations the latest video shows officers in helmets on protecting. holding demonstrators down on the ground while others are taken into custody in the southern french city of mass say thousands have taken to the streets and i stopped my car march denouncing the french president's reforms was organized by left wing party leader. this was his message to the crowd. to get real in
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a process where president merkel's radicalism has pushed everyone together every week the head of state seems to distract us and go further with reforms so we need to stick to we know one of those plain evil like this. in one thousand nine hundred five he had to finally step back this is not fair to announce to the people i will pass over you i will destroy you these are not ways to act the president shouldn't talk like this sorry i could not stay silent and that. is all the large sectors on strike transport energy public workers health workers all these sectors are represented today. doesn't want to change because you will see when all the countries paralyzed you will be forced to negotiate. the number of terror related investigations in the german state of bardhan waterbug has skyrocketed recently it turns out though that half the cases are refugees turning themselves in
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it's one of those spin taking a look at what's behind these unusual developments. as the number of asylum applicants coming here to germany decreases what we have seen is an actual increase in the number coming here saying that they were part of a terrorist outfit and it has politicians absolutely baffled i can't understand why someone would accuse himself of a serious crime in the hope of gaining an advantage in his asylum claim to particular reasons in the southwest of the country jump out because it's there that one hundred fifty nine people have declared themselves as members of a terrorist organization already in twenty eighteen if we jump back to twenty seventeen while three hundred people saying exactly the same thing why would anybody claim to be a member of a foreign terrorist group well because maybe that investigation could be solved tomorrow but most likely never investigations are proving to be very time consuming
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because they are almost always alleged foreign acts for example in syria iraq afghanistan or somalia if we look at countries like afghanistan which germany and all the e.u. nations have already referred to as a safe country to return to then you can see why people would come forward and say that they have information and would rather face a trial than deportation that you have an authority zone suggesting this is the easy way out anyone who makes a false confession must understand that he is going to criminal consequences all of which has its roots way back in the summer of twenty fifteen when angela merkel opened germany up to refugees peter all of r.t. . liz trend is not just consigned to germany let's take a look at the situation in greece as one example hundreds of asylum seekers
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recently gathered outside a police station in the city of there's a lot of heat for the very same reason many of us there's an opportunity to stay in the european union and also the fastest way to get the necessary paperwork started a large queue reportedly formed for days after a surge an illegal border crossings from turkey follows an korea's military operation against syrian kurds geopolitical analyst and consultant writer office believes the refugee crisis has been very costly for europe. we continually see the judicial system of the european countries is simply not here not to the challenge and. the refugee crisis is in the past years by end of twenty seven big. german government lloyd over two thousand. traditional acts birds to deal with in pleasing new line traces concerning. about all. terrorism
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this also means absolutely the. move to destroy the system it means a sharp increase in costs. and other headlines while trying to boost its own arms exports the u.s. is urging turkey not to why weapons from russia a state department official has warned turkey that if it buys the russian s. four hundred anti-aircraft system the u.s. could brought the sale of f. thirty five fighter jets to ankara efficient also to turkey where nato member to not make strategic concessions to moscow to work she would scold and syria nato however itself appears to disagree saying it's a decision for turkey alone to make political scientists youngest tama told us washington is growing increasingly wary of turkey's partnership with russia. because of russian and turkey relationships better relationships are americans try
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to you know try to. take turkey from. russia using economic. problems of turkey this is this should be really difficult for. americans to try to you know. to take this from the power of the make. government easier to. call or a to be united states i think as far as this government government is on is no way you know to conclude something between states and turkey i think you know the main. main aim of the united states to take out of this government from power. the white house has unveiled plans to ease the rules governing arms exports under the proposals private manufacturers could be
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allowed to sell certain types of weapons abroad without governmental consent let's cross live now to secure a car to get some more on the severe thanks for joining us just because through these plans and what exactly they've been so controversial so far. well the trump administration says that these new reforms are intended to strengthen the american economy now the policy will cut back the time it takes to approve arms deals as well as ease limits on drone exports to name a few but it's not the only reason why trump is trying to make it easier for other countries to buy american weapons to reduce their reliance on weapons from china and russia but if we look at trump's time in office so for this really isn't anything new he kicked off his presidency a signing an arms deal with a saudi arabia then went on to sign arms deals with japan south korea poland and another one with the saudis now u.s.
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officials say that these weapons will not fall into the wrong hands but let's check out how they defend this policy. for too long scientists and not some of the more capable of protecting themselves with p. american boots on the ground this is a balanced policy absolutely look at human rights as one of a set of considerations that palooka so it's very possible that the saudis could possess even more american weapons to say carry out their military operation in yemen which has been described by the u.n. as the world's worst humanitarian crisis no human rights groups have held saudi arabia responsible which of course the saudi government denies but within the past few years many in congress have recognized the threat of saudi arabia and they've pushing for an end to all assistance to saudi arabia. it is u.s. made in transferred ordinance that is carried on these planes and are dropped.
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and civilian infrastructure targets inside yemen so the question is will americans be ok with this policy if it does the economy but it leads to a further destabilization in the middle east indeed. there with more on that story thanks america for that update. russia's ambassador to the u.n. has lashed out at the u.k. over its handling of the script poisoning case. had a heated exchange with a british envoy after moscow was once again denied access to the probe. to quote from william shakespeare's henry the sixth suspicion always haunts the guilty mind allow me to return literary flavor today the russian account if
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you can behave. in one thousand eight hundred. eighty eight the modern day a modern russian. when i listen to some of my colleagues it seems this is no longer an alice in wonderland alice through the looking glass. britain has released a document revealing that neither it nor the o.p.c. w. investigation was able to determine the exact origin of the agent used in the attack the u.k. still insists though that russia is responsible i mean that only moscow could have produced the substance or russia however has responded with some of its own revealing details let's take a look at them now. shock type agents were in fact both produced and payton to over one hundred times in the united states the u.k. continues to withhold information on the probe making it hard for russia to discuss london's conclusions. russia will not accept any national or international
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results of any investigation without access to full information including materials from the british probe without consular access to our citizens and most importantly without the obligatory participation of russian experts in all actions to establish the truth that happened on march the fourth. is that even though the u.k.'s position has weakened somewhat london is unlikely to backtrack on its allegations against russia they've sort of backed themselves into a corner i can't see how they can they can rescind what they've already said because particularly not only did they expel twenty three russian diplomats that actually immediately before the w had even had a chance to examine the so-called evidence but they encouraged a lot of their nato partners to do the same thing so they can afford diplomatically to row back from this position particularly in very vulnerable diplomatic time for britain. so i'm not quite sure what they can do apart from to keep scapegoating
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russia but i suspect rather sadly this is going to sort of languish in the conspiracy theorists category for anyone who questions this very thread their official narrative that britain has pulled together those are the headlines for myself and the team here at r.t. for this hour join us again in about thirty minutes for the latest global news update. us president donald trump says he wants american troops to leave syria what are exactly washington's goals in syria a partition war for war sake or a means to sticking it to iran and russia. or. option. join me every thursday on the alex simon short and i'll be speaking to us of the world of politics or business i'm sure i'll see you.
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four man are sitting in a car when the phipps gets shot in the hand. all four have different versions of what happened one of them is on the death row there's no way he could have done it there's no possible way because the us did not shoot around a corner. this is the kaiser report the show that brings you liberation theology right into your
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living room for your whole family to enjoy freedom by. lotsa speaking of freedom a lot of. americans and british people think we're bringing freedom just like remember when we bombed iraq and they were supposed to meet us the flowers throw flowers at us and they never quite did nevertheless one thing that. apparently does is the stock market right there were a lot of headlines from friday the thirteenth when we syria and everybody like at the street dot com we're like defense shares up by five billion dollars we're all making money so we're going to go over a few of those headlines oh that's great news to understand that under the democrats it was the muslims are going to wipe us all out now wonder you know what i got that reversed it was somebody who was afraid of muslims and some people are afraid of russians you know they they like an existential threat from afar they don't like to look at the stuff that's happening inside america like i often tweet
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when people are saying they're russians russians i say when i flip michigan the u.s. government trying to kill people with poison freedom of the nerve agents in london what about the nerve agents in flint michigan killing americans we don't care about that because the stock market went up and we all got rich and we all hate black people so you're an idiot and i say well. it's also important to know april thirteenth a lot of people are already paying their taxes i paid a huge amount of taxes i felt really really sick to watch two hundred twenty five million dollars with a tomahawk fall on syria half of them were apparently intercepted so perhaps my tax check was actually intercepted and just evaporated in the air but i want to look at some of these charts. over the defense shares for example and we're going to look at some reasons why these are so much over the last few years first we're going to look at raytheon and they were two hundred twenty two dollars on friday the thirteenth they were out there.


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