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the pentagon was unimpressed about this a year ago the pentagon isn't impressed now when is the space force get its recruiters we you know we're going to require legislation a lot of detail play i mean. we have not yet begun in the past eighteen months the pentagon started through troves of public embarrassment because of their want to be biggest fan for instance this march donald trump casually remark that u.s. troops would be pulling out of syria in the nearest future the bomb shell decision the pentagon was not only unaware of but also disagreed with apparently will become another syria like very soon let the other people take care of it now very very soon would come and i've heard rumors of people talking about the trial but it's not over what did the announcement this week change anything in that sense nothing
actually has changed fast forward next month trump says he wants to deploy the national guard on the mexican border well let's just say the pentagon didn't have too much fun when it had to take the rap for this we're going to be guarding our border with the military members who are likely to be involved this overall expanded operation so that will all be determined by the requirements that are given to us but i don't have any specific details on what support we could provide but they will provide us with the requirements and then from that will determine how many and what's the mission and how many will to play back in twenty seventeen trump went to france where he saw the iconic but still day parade wow that's nice why don't we have something like this you thought some reports suggested no one wanted the parade but trump well he had reluctantly worked on it in a hands off mode the due date is just too. three months away now the event is
reportedly in the early planning stages and it's still unclear who's going to foot the millions of dollars bill some orders trump is giving out of all places on twitter last year he first tweeted that the u.s. would not accept or allow dot dot dot nine long minutes passed before he resumed. does anyone else in this room have any intelligence coming out of the united states government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the u.s. military. very rich in coffee this list of when trump pushed the pentagon right under the bus is nowhere near complete so with the space force initiative the u.s. military's well apparently struggling to get its hands back on the steering wheel he says he what he welcomes the advice from the likes of of medicine and pompei o.
and. who are all considered war cabinet but he makes the ultimate decisions when it's time for a decision when it comes to throwing out ideas that doesn't necessarily mean he's consulted with anybody he came up with the idea before consulting with anybody he made it known publicly and then once he began to get briefed on the issue i think he's beginning to understand the space force per se may not be the way to go although i don't think he's ruled it out entirely. a british man who worked as an inspector at an american military base in germany is now suing the u.s. army david paterson and his colleagues who are knowingly exposed to a high concentration of the toxic substance cadmium with the u.s. army sending a warning letter only a year after the job was completed back in twenty seventeen of the man in question
was overseeing the cleaning of contaminated equipment. a couple of minutes from head to should i was in this white powdery substance a bit like talking very fine very able and not laws we actually started cleaning these boxes. any training information. early any knowledge of the danger or what we're actually doing with those boxes whatsoever in its warning letter sent a year too late the us army said that skin and eye contact should be avoided and also recommended wearing special protective gear while standing near the contaminated boxes now one of the risks was the cadmium covering the equipment could become airborne and then it could be ultimately breathed then cadmium is a highly toxic substance that can cause cancer it affects the central nervous system and can cause kidney failure acute inhalation can even cause death on
receiving the warning letter david patterson contacted the u.s. army the a reaction was one of the they are treating it as though it was a just not a customer dangerous dust the day before the inspector arrived from the journalists or it is they ripped out every case of the fifty cases then what they did they actually got all these fifty cases and then the policeman one era open to the sun the wind the rain and it was only three meters from a drainage system in time unions in germany have reportedly already raised the alarm over the working conditions of the u.s. military base urging orthe already to take action but the army says the equipment was simply mishandled in june some equipment was cleaned incorrectly this was done by eight employees in one department we get the boxes civilians we work in the boxes we clean the quitman. i'm we get the believe that we are responsible for
everything why the box is not locked dangerous i've been in the know or was there working for the same company sixteen months until i almost and asked until i demanded that we have some type of action on these boxes i was sacked from the m. and e. global resources and i am taking them to court for a legal sakhi and gross misconduct then we shall stalk about your s eagle and the army and we have requested comment from the u.s. army and other firms involved in this contract by plenty more story still to come here on your monday program we are back in just a mile. they
thanks. for joining us movie star steven seagal has been appointed the russian foreign ministry's special representative on humanitarian sides between moscow and washington for the move being met with criticism and parts of the media. here is mr seagal playing a concert in the full crimea fourteen just months after the peninsula was annexed by russia. may be his control to carry shouldn't be extreme. india is steven seagal. for the bush. takes a closer look at the reaction to steven seagal as you rock. you know steven seagal from the action packed films he both played in and directed but he'll soon have a very different role to play the russian foreign ministry has named him special
representative on the u.s. russia humanitarian ties for ways had a very strong desire to do all i can to help improve russian american relations i have worked tirelessly in this direction for many years an officially and i am now very grateful for the opportunity to do the same thing officially to go over sieved russian citizenship back in two thousand and sixteen when vladimir putin himself sets a goal up with a russian passport since then he's participated in everything from charity concerts to martial arts competitions in order to bring the u.s. and russia closer together and with relations between both countries at an all time low one might think anything to help the situation should be a breath of fresh air but that sentiment hasn't made much headway in the mainstream media and the hysteria hasn't stopped there the former u.s. ambassador to russia even took to twitter slamming signals appointment as an apparently desperate move strange though a celebrity from the west saying something positive about russia the whole story
seems awfully familiar. western stars are committing what has already become an unforgettable sin associating with russia but despite all the criticism it's put them under many people are questioning why it should negatively impact one's profession donald corridor r t. twenty past year in moscow and u.s. republican senator rand paul is right here in moscow reportedly in a. to boost ties between america and russia let's get more details now on cross live to aussies are joining us here on the program so this is an interesting news the area a big time u.s.
official from washington now here in the russian capital what's senates a round up pulled up to on this once and. for you hello well the u.s. senator rand paul spent a bit more than an hour right here in that building which you may call the russian senate and he was there talking to mr khosla child who was in charge of international relations in the russian federation council and you understand right now that such contacts let alone visits by u.s. officials are more than just rare they are exclusive there is one person in the u.s. government that is actually the president donald trump who is in favor of some sort of attempt to bridge the divide between russia and the u.s. and possibly to somehow improve relations just to have some sort of relations between washington and moscow but that's about it and anyone who is saying that
steps should be made to bridge these divides almost instantly get a rebuke across the atlantic well mr rand paul actually was brave enough not only to come here but to say this after he met russian senator we've had diplomacy with russia for a long time i think diplomacy in our discussion has gotten worse in the last few years so i've traveled here to say that there are many americans who want to have diplomacy that want to have engagement. so. there. so possibly we will see groups of senators meeting in the next few months or giving the current environment. thank you.
three swedish police officers are reportedly under investigation after shooting a man who was carrying a toy gun. eric to roll was taken to hospital but died shortly after from his injuries the twenty eight year old suffered from down syndrome autism according to his parents he had the mental capacity of a three year old and had strong difficulty speaking. so three policemen. who sold so well with a toy gun and mistook it for a real one the police ordered him to discard what they believed to be a dangerous weapon after he failed to comply officers judge the situation and started shooting at the mother of the victim has been left in shock. the world's most loving person. if you can get over on them should three go to i wave goodbye to him as he was driven off an event especially dappy for people with disabilities
which he uses a few hours later someone was knocking on the front door into police officers appeared. told me he'd been shot dead by three police officers out on the street that i was totally devastated i couldn't comprehend that he was too i still cannot believe it is true. that he was twenty years old and die because three police officers bitterly shot him right in the stomach all three of them. meanwhile in order to prevent such fatal mistakes the swedish toy and baby association issued a statement will make a simple recommendation to the industry remove all toy weapons that are easy to confuse with a real weapons in light of the latest tragic event it seems that some toy products are so easy to confuse with the real thing that even the police can't tell the difference with devastating consequences earlier we spoke to youth activist ken
hinds he says it's just not feasible to ban children from playing with toy guns and that only better police training can prevent further tragedy. i think if you try if you badly toy guns that look like real guns young people and other unscrupulous people will still be able to make those guns look real simply because young people will always try to look what they call cool by doing something that maybe to adult perceived to be dangerous if we want to do something we've got to look at the type of training in these police officers undertake i wasn't there i don't know the full circumstances but what i do know a young man has lost his life the likely outcome the police will be find that it was justify their it in their actions and i don't think that they were farai that
anything regarding their procedure was wrong what they have to look on is their policy i was around vulnerable people weapon a man or women lester's can be learned and must be learned from such tragedy so that we can avoid other similar types atrocity happening that thanks for sharing a monday with us here at r.t. international more of your world headlines at the top of the allen.
afshin rattansi we're going underground seventy three years to the day the united states used weapons of mass destruction against the japanese city of hiroshima to kill tens of thousands mostly civilians coming on the show as fox and disney report results this week is it murdoch disney or donald trump we speak to braveheart and bourne films actor brian cox about exploitation and predatory capitalism in the new
series succession of britain's independent office for police conduct independent collusion with former legible of police chief inspector want charles his great nephew died accidentally after contact with u.k. police all the civil coming up in today's going underground but first what's the beef between u.s. president donald trump and multi-billionaire politics influence a charles koch when people act in protectionist ways they erect barriers which makes everything worse all. the urge to protect ourselves from change as do many countries throughout history in this. attention his mindset has destroyed count was business as well charles koch there the powerful koch family before being characterized as a joke why donald trump but the koch family with their ninety odd billion dollars isn't the richest in the world com coffee n.b.c. network even made a video guide to this family saudi arabia's brielle family has
a big family for now just focus on. the current. and proud prince mohamed and some britain of course is selling them weapons to yemen right now but the u.k. has also been subject to the whims of a family that owns one of the big four supermarkets it was near the town of kingfisher the thomas walton a struggling young farmer and his wife nancy lee started their family and it was here that their son samuel more walton was born the founder of warm up there which has just been awarded the us peyton to eavesdrop on shoppers and employees in stores but while bloomberg just released their richest families top ten including chanel's where time a as do ma ma. and al brecht's al the it's a media conglomerate families and citizen kane that usually gonna most attention and play fifty three thousand people around the world we are proud and great to go
and. distinguish murdoch has come to the mind of a fair few journalists are viewing a new h.b.o. series about rich families currently screening around the world on t.v. and on demand it's called succession its executive produced and directed by adam mcconaughey who won the oscar for the big shorts it was created by the writer of veep in the thick of it show and in the loop everything i've done. i've gone from my children i know i made mistakes but i've always tried to do the best because. i love. brian cox then known for his role in the king of family drama as king lear known for churchill. bourne films x.-men two braveheart and rise of the blood of the apes to name a few brian is an emmy and empire icon went to a nominee for golden globe after and screen actors guild awards he joins me now brian welcome back to going underground so who you're playing dog sumner redstone walt disney what it's succession about none of the above you know i'm playing
someone who's a self-made man it's kind of curious in a way because i really want to play a scottish foot be interesting if you played this kind of scottish logan roy i thought something was going to and said not only he's going to be american says he armstrong worked on veep yeah well he's a great us and it's his baby in the loop fantastic great wonderful wonderful wonderful writer group of writers the writers room is fantastic so anyway he he he said no no i think it's got to be american adam mckay who is the who directed the big short who's sort of gave it the series its style he said i'm sure of that it's got us maybe and then they came up with this idea that he was canadian which is fine so i was canadian and i was born in quebec and then just after i done the ninth episode the ninth episode of mine peter freedman who plays my number two i keep firing throughout the series and he suddenly said you know friday i had
to do the sign. in the additional dialogue required when you dump something you said yeah they've changed your birthplace. i said yeah i said release it yet you know it's not on the quebec i said so where is it he said it on i can't hang on a minute so he got his device only what i hear is the m e-mail he said oh gundy scotland which is where i come from. we have a conrad black problem. because media moguls have been the talk of all the press interviewing this but you in variety say something about the fact there's nothing even citizen kane like it's king lear that inspired its problem more cleanly and i think there are elements of citizen kane because of the background which is not revealed about his background so there's a sort of mystery and dissension in mysterious logan but i think king lear is the obvious because. the difference is of course king lear and he spends most of the
but he spends the play haven't given his empire away whereas logan roy is in the process of taking his empire back having felt that his children home somehow not stepped up to the mark on but the stance of the story it's a kind of morality tale in many ways it doesn't fit any particular genre so therefore it's original because it doesn't as soon as you think it's one thing it moves to being something else but with the children it is this per an old problem of children of inherited wealth and their sense of entitlement which comes from nowhere nice all their fault it's just the way they've been you know they've been. sort of conditions since childhood and that's the problem with these kids and the old man feels a soft and he's right he's not wrong he's absolutely right so in a sense they go through this rebaptised fire in order to find themselves again
logan is a really interesting character because we always talk about the games it's the game and they never get the game which is what the business is. as far as he's concerned the business is this elaborate game that he protects and loves and enjoys and he loves it in all its element and and particularly in its savagery and he likes it when it's more savage but the kids don't quite get that they will have their difficult they are savage their vile but they're not they're more vile than savage . but i mean they this is this class war yeah going on and well yeah there's a different war but it's also to do with the current climate in and we we live in really barren political times when there's no there's no moral leadership whatsoever so everything's up for grabs and i think that's what the show captures brilliantly that the lack of moral imperative and how people are all juggling for squalid position i think the president of united states would beg to differ there i
mean the field column defeated real moral clarity there and if it was the trumps because trump run a rather big conglomerate this is a media conglomerate with and he's not as intelligent as trump is not nearly as intelligent as number one is if you have a favorite daughter there in this way i have a favorite your anchor is that she's intelligent cordelia she's intelligent yes this is delia but she's the person that's most like him because she's questions everything a political question then it's all about battling with different conglomerates social media firms that kind of stuff there's no element the democratically elected power could impinge on these people well yes but it's also it's also who's in the pay of who you know who you know everybody depends on everybody else. and i think it's shown that you know the administration's specially. you know last
group you know not just trump i mean trumps kind of some obvious but there's also questionable things that happened before to get the u.s. ambassador you know until you can't do that you know so we get we you know those oh of that and a lot of you know you could say clearly that. a-bomb his hands were tied for far too long or he allowed his hands to be tied to long you can actually stand up and what he should have done right at the beginning because he lost a lot of time and i think that's what happens i think the hedging their bets all the time and and of course somebody like logan or. and all murdoch and that's probably what they have in common they understand that they understand when they hedging their bets so they can they can plow right through that and he fears amongst the cast of you is like me expected just to be disgusted that their media is undoubtedly because of people you know because it's highly entertaining it is out of say it's funny it's highly entertaining and that's what keeps it going and
that's also you can't believe you know this that this is a character i think it's in the head of goblet when she shoots herself the judge brack says but people don't do such things and that's what you can't believe you cannot believe the profanity that goes on you can't believe the double dealing that goes on but it's it's the world it's what it's about you know we see it all the time and especially now and we get so obviously on this all the time there's a thing marxist about all this class conflict there's also a race that's another elevates and it's race and also logan has turns out he has a little bit of exam agenda with these on background which we isn't totally revealed told in the first season will focus on a second but he's he you know he looks at the house where the wedding is for instance and this is built on slavery is built on loans built on this these values of you know what and also not honoring and thought he talks about not on doing immigrants he said you know they were the you know don't use them as servants and
use them to do the mopping up with it and i see all of them and it's an logan's right you know you do see that but then also he's also. venal as well. because we know that meritocracy is something that say rupert murdoch does support you know he doesn't like the royal family right i mean over here. i don't know what parallels you see here in britain because it's the breaks it is who say the establishment that control the media and the shadowy elites they're stopping the will of the people who voted for bricks you know with the brakes it is just playing on the idea of little england the gist of it it's so futile so obviously futile it's about you know keeping that well in place you know jake would be small michael gove the johnson even david davis it was a sort of working class tory but it's it's those values in which questionnaire all to me is kind of inverted in the act yeah all of that how is that i mean you signed
first scotland for europe and the campaign what is your view now as running backs it has a saying it's project fear people are actually talking about food supplies needing to be stalked and so on and it's stockpiled it's hysteria you know and it's trying to frighten you know they did it before they did it in the you know about them but about the pound and they'll always do it it's well these are the breaks it is saying. that the remain as are threatening all of this i don't think so and i do think that is deafening to happen rex and i i think i think we'll probably come to some norwegian position i think that's what's going to happen. i think that's where we will go will have i i don't know about the customs union but i feel that it's too complicated and there realizes that and she's put nobody had thought it through i mean and that's that's that's the thing annoys me more than
any given the logans of this world because there are all agog oh yeah whatever they would explore it for or they would exploit one side of a oh oh. they're not on anybody's side they're exploited for stupidity you know that's what they do they they look at it in terms of it's stupidity and that's what that's how logan roy runs his empire because he looks through something is as stupid i haven't seen the end of it so i don't know whether there are any forces there to break up the power of families like this well i think there are and i think that's what we see we see all the threats and in that suite see it throughout and logan's one belief is in the family it's something that you go you know on a hiding to nothing there powell but he's absolutely i mean i said this to jesse actually we were working on the show i says when i was in the there's a whole scene when we do family intervention when we have a psychotherapist who comes in to us was on it's and it's and it's because the