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why and why me out of control in a very serious way i mean cholera i mean something that is virtually wiped out in the world this comeback and then vengeance there and there seems to be no cry whatsoever from the media i mean it makes them culpable go ahead charles. or if there is outcry as you've already kind of hinted at it's a humanitarian situation that seems to have arisen out of nothing but this is a famine that there are hundreds of thousands of children not in education but there is as you say for the second year running now the danger of a cholera epidemic breaking out as if this is got nothing to do with the fact that this war has been visited upon this people by saudi arabia and its allies but particularly of course what's missing from the western media coverage is that this war this assault on this country as you point out one of the poorest countries on earth and facing terrible predicament for its people that this assault on this country is enabled totally by britain america and france particular britain and
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america in supplying the weapons that are being used against the yemeni people and of course study after study from independent organizations monitoring groups human rights groups as well as the u.n. itself have shown repeatedly that there has been almost no care taken to prevent civilian casualties we're talking about the humanitarian situation that is largely been caused by the blockade that is in place that is preventing medicines and food surviving as we speak even fighting going on of course the assault has been launched on the major held port by the saudis and. again with british and american and french not only material covered by providing the material it's the logistical support the intelligence the refueling and arming capabilities but the weapons themselves but also diplomats and propaganda the antarctic and propaganda for example it was britain france and america that blocked the swedish
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and it's initiative a few days ago to actually call a ceasefire and that was actually virtually absent from u.k. and u.s. media coverage and one other aspect which is quickly mention what the catherine mention and to support what she said. it's interesting about the iran i'm going to you mention always been brought up but in three years no actual hard evidence has been shown whatsoever even by those that claim that iran is back in the eighty's to prove that i'm sorry i got a job i'm going to jump in here and we have to remember that in december of last year the pentagon admitted it had troops on the ground we're going to go to a short break and after a short break that short break we'll continue our discussion on yemen state with r.t. . i
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. think. with a post some of us that was. just before. last time we chased. each one of them carrying twenty kilos of drugs. first offense. is that they just stepped right. into the family i mean. they have. this is for me. i like it when. i don't see it or know. it or make or. break right. now or.
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make its manufacture consent to stick to the public well. when the ruling class is protect themselves. with the fines. be the one percent. we can all middle of the room sick. really. really really really. welcome back across the uk where all things considered i'm peter lavelle remind you we're discussing the tragedy no museum in.
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ok let me go back to countering on skype in brighton well as we've already pointed out on this program when you put it quite definitively in the first part of the program. the people of yemen do not want to be occupied they're proven over the last three years to be quite resistant to that even though the casualties are high in every single way there has never been any doubt solid documentation that iran is helping militarily or any in any kind of meaningful material way so what is facing the saudis in the u.n. in the in the emirates i mean it doesn't. have a land invasion in occupy it i mean the people of yemen have shown selves to be quite resilient to the onslaught the experience over the last three and a half years go ahead catherine well yes i mean historically yemen was nothing they did things in that you know the ultimate in power actually you know gave all been
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allowed yemen to have a great degree of autonomy and it really goes to show that you know this i would say i'm not going to get a brushing up on the history bearing in mind that yemen is actually a neighbor when it comes to you know me to treat victory i don't think it's going to happen because no one that i mean eats the south of yemen might actually give up and actually open its already kind of done that already you know open up itself to you know the u.a.e. of saudi arabia a very much doubt that the north will give up because you know they all are very different people together and for very obvious reason they understand about saudi arabia would mean an entire genocide for them because saudi arabia is very thick there and its approach and has made sure that you know the the law of the resistance movement in general and all of that and yet none globally has been legal and that is you know the title and therefore should be obliterated we tend to forget this you know this idea not just that seeking victory what they're trying to do is to not eat an entire people because that they're really just standing there with just belief and the tradition and you know. get a little bit about this
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a bit in casualty and understand that they no collateral damage you know this how do you have to be a war to pick locks and that image on civilians because he was the people to rise up against the resistance movement not understanding that the resistance movement in the self made out of the people they lead to me think that a lot has given by the people of god like it's not being created at ups and they feel a victory for this eve by definition impossible their people will not allow it but in the meantime we facing a catastrophe of people equal proportion because northern yemen is being based in waited for only one reason is that these people decided to be free in their own land in their own sovereignty so the real question is are we actually winning in western countries to defend a nation such a thought to be i'll actually get up and for pick our own rights to all who own sovereignty and own democracy because they think that what we doing but allowing a country to look for to declare war on another in yemen exactly go back to
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mohammed in i mean considering the i mean we see some kind of peace overture process with north korea about nuclear weapons and then we got to go in the other side of the world we have around and considering the cast of characters that surround president trump i'm not hopeful at all on what's going to happen when it comes to iran i have a distinct worry that they're going to use this humanitarian crisis given the way the media works is going to say this is a rand's fault because of iran's involvement and that's just another the box that it's checked in this an agenda looking at regime change in iran pushing around more sanctions eccentric cetera and this is when they'll pull out the pictures this is when they're going to have the crying mothers and the skinny babies that's when they're going to start showing those pictures they have them all saved up in archive and that's when they're going to use it that's my supposition ok go ahead mom. i think it's quite obvious that what is i'm different in this part of the
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world is the saudi israeli alliance and their relationship with the white house and the united states political regime in general. in the cape for example just. recently we saw another airstrike on book camel in the east of syria where either the americans or the israelis bombed iraq he and syrian forces that were fighting isis so but this is something that the western media won't touch why because it's in the interests of the israeli regime it's in service of in the interest of the americans to keep syria unstable and to strengthen israel that is the criteria through which everything is judged and in the case of yemen we see the exact same thing because yemen is so opposed to saudi arabia the people of yemen are supposed . to saudi arabia they don't want to legitimize this resistance so they have to
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find a scapegoat and that scapegoat is of course iran whether it's in gaza whether it's in syria whether it's in iraq everything is iran and it's i think it's very racist the way in which western countries ignore and west the western media ignore what's happening in yemen which is the greatest catastrophe so far in this century and. but on the other hand i think what's important is that the saudis are losing the war in spite of the problem propaganda in al what data the saudis have been unable to capture the city they've been unable to capture their port they've been they face serious casualties we have from according to the resistance and yemen the americans have a command post and border and maha in support of the attacks we know for example that al qaeda in yemen as the head of al qaeda said last year
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that they are fighting alongside the soul would be the. u.a.e. backed forces which is not strange because that's exactly what happened in libya there was use overthrow as up and look at look at libya today just the fighting right now that's been taking place over the last few days or what or what we saw in syria and of course in syria the western media likes to say that president assad has killed hundreds of thousands of its own people in reality it was obama and his allies that are responsible for these deaths and in yemen if you notice they always say for three and a half years now they've been saying ten thousand people have died and when reality hundreds of thousands of people have died but they tried to downplay the casualties in yemen to try to hide them even though hundreds of thousands of people have died from cholera from starvation and other sicknesses preventable cygnus says and whereas in iran and syria they were trying to inflate it despite the fact that they were in reality the side that was responsible more than anyone else let me go to
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charles in london we want to point out also that a lot of a number of international aid groups are leaving yemen because of the humanitarian crisis being there to help but it's getting to such a critical point that they can't even protect their own people or if they were charles in london be i looked at how the pentagon has reacted to all this they say that they are solely targeting al qaeda on the on the arabian. does that cut me does that does not make any sense to you i mean they say but it seems to me that if they're giving logistical support than i guess all these al qaeda people are in wedding processions all the time ok i mean it doesn't make any sense to me at all go ahead charles. you know america and britain often they're playing a double game they will say one thing in public and in private they're doing something else for example i would say that they urge restraint on israel restraint on saudi arabia and then behind the scenes it's clear they're saying that's all you're going to hear from us here is the next check for the next weapons load that
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you're going to use to carry out these humanitarian atrocities in unite in yemen it's absolutely clear that the one of the main reasons why al-qaeda in iraq is still a problem for the west is because it instability in that country in the same way that isis came out of the instability created by the west or at least largely fostered by the west in iraq and syria and now of course also as was pointed out in libya and so and then of course notice how in syria the existence of isis on the ground even though that is waning largely as a result of being crushed by forces such as hezbollah the iranian militia sudden russian air force and so on that the presence of isis is then used by the united states and britain as a justification for having troops and a presence on the ground and that's there's probably some element of that in why the americans are still active in yemen but the main reason is to support the saudi onslaught the saudis have proved again and again that regardless of the massive
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amounts of military capability they have that in terms of actually putting that to use they are not actually that competent and therefore they're largely reliant on western logistical intelligence and other support but let's put something as well throw something into the mix here for example three within the last three years britain's arms exports to saudi arabia they quit equate to something like ten billion dollars. half of all britons arms exports yeah go to one country saudi arabia and that's on top of the massive saudi and incidentally also qatari influence that these countries have on the city of london in terms of of ownership . stocks and shares companies and also real estate and let's not forget as well the massive flotation that's coming up of the large part of the saudi sovereign wealth fund the oil fund that is going to come up in the next few months for which london and new york are absolutely falling to to achieve the flotation on their markets
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and so to support saudi arabia for britain or at least the elites running britain and america as well when you look at political donations to the ruling elites running these countries the role of saudi arabia like israel is absolutely vital and the sad thing is that they put on one side the massive lucrative gains that are to be had from continued this relationship is toxic relationship a country like saudi arabia on the other side is the suffering and the deaths of the creation of a humanitarian catastrophe which is largely not being reported in the west and certainly isn't being reported as anything in which britain and america are complicit. in this a lot are part of what you said charles it's just it's just shameful it is utterly shameful and having the media cover because of stock prices oh my goodness catherine there are reports that the pentagon is hesitating a little bit with the last major port who day. because they know if they cut shut
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that if they allow the their merits to capture it and shut it down then the humanitarian crisis just gets excel aerated somebody somebody in the pentagon is a little worried about this that's just reports i read last forty seconds of the program go to you catherine go ahead. i don't know if they really worried about the humanitarian catastrophe i think they're actually worried that they're going to use you know these bottles but they see it would have crowded out because i don't think that resistance movement we'll allow it to and they've been through everything that they've got against it so i think it's more to do you know having to do is very publicly very geo strategic you know a seaport in northern yemen rather than be carrying full for humanitarian crisis because this crisis house going on for three years and millions of people have already suffered and all in it continue to suffer so i don't think that washington is very appropriate hide you know by civilian suffering casualties i think it has more to do with a new thing very publicly a very important battle for yemen because you know if pointed out doesn't fool do.
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more than just the wall they have been saying in their meeting catherine i have to jump in here we've run out of time many thanks to my guest in london brighton. and thanks to our viewers for watching us here at r.t. see you next time and remember crosstalk. first. most of the closed out. ga shows don't go til so diageo not only just fast thanks. so much trying. to tell you.
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have to rat like this is the reason. breaking news a lot see the us and asked to interview the head of the complete alleged russian meddling in the twenty sixteen election. repeatedly denied that moscow had anything to do with the election related documents exposed by wiki leaks also. concerned social media giants are silencing debate after twitter suspends several prominent libertarian and conservative figures for alleged hate speech. meets a woman who faces a lengthy jail sentence to terrorism after following her into syria where he joined islamic state i guess debate whether she deserves to be behind bars. i want to go to the fight all of. them make their own decisions on why you.
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are welcome at six pm here in moscow you watching r.t. international must start this hour with breaking news because the u.s. senate intelligence committee has sent a letter. asking him to testify on alleged russian meddling in america's twenty sixth presidential election let's get more details now from and see the following story for us from london. just going through them what exactly is in this document . well and did the u.s. senate intelligence committee has sent a letter to the ecuadorian embassy in london where as we all know the wiki leaks publisher has been holed up for the last six years this letter is addressed to julian assange basically calling upon him to testify in what is being described as
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a closed interview at a mutually convenient time and location now given we all understand julian assange has made it clear he has no plans to be leaving that embassy any time soon out of his own free will but this is going to be some kind of question and answer session that is probably going to be taking place via some kind of web link now to be clear of the committee has clarified that the topic of this testimony would be russian interference in the u.s. elections of twenty sixteen and we have seen that we can leaks or julian songes legal team already react to this letter saying they would be open to this kind of testimony but it must conform to a high ethical standards so we'll be keeping an eye on when exactly this happens and whether or not some kind of information comes out of what is discussed sure and why does the u.s. believe that should be central then to their investigation into those alleged actions by moscow. well though this seems to fall into this u.s.
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led narrative that has been circulating widely especially in mainstream media basically saying that russia had something to do with the us elections when donald trump came to power in that job julian assange part to play in that because as we know of course just recently it's been said that eleven russian intelligence officers had hacked into d.n.c. servers they had taken some sensitive information allegedly prostitute julian assange later published that information and despite julian assange himself having denied any of this countless times and numerous appearances it seems this is still a prevalent understanding in washington so that's why they want to talk to him about it but julian assange has made his position clear a handful of times. it is not the russian government and it is not the state party this is something fourteen year old kid a fourteen year old kid. and so they have to try to break. the russian intelligence
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services hillary clinton stated multiple times falsely seventeen u.s. intelligence agencies had assisted. russia was. the source of publication. that's false. well so now with the wiki leaks legal team saying assad would not be against talking to them we might be able to get some more information in terms of a songe setting the record straight when it comes to investigation being carried out by this u.s. intelligence senate committee. ok thanks atmosphere and situation of that for a say in london well let's get the few snow off patrick henderson he's the from the twenty first century why don't call me that waiting for us right now patrick thanks for your time today what do you make of this that like you think senate is still coding for sounds to testify with these claims of russian meddling even though he's repeatedly denied any links to the kremlin. you know it is kind of puzzling while
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that why they would want journalists on just to testify in these hearings his previous statements all pretty much refute the official story in the united states establishment in the us media and the democratic establishment so there's two problems one of the main problems that they have the united states if they have a staunch testify is that he may possibly give information that would destroy the sort of mainline conspiracy theory that the russians hacked the d.n.c. servers and they stole the emails and handed them to wiki leaks that's the whole russia gate case more or less more or less hinges on that sort of conspiracy theory so if you only saw it comes in testifies and. you know destroys that narrative i don't know where that's going to lead the current us political. polarized station
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is to be completely wed to that narrative so is this maybe some other political forces at play in the united states is it or their moves being made possibly to you know put it put the cap on this whole russia gay thing that's been going on for two years it's difficult to say it is i mean just on that point say we keep hearing that russia is behind this but in fact former u.s. intelligence officials do you contend that neither the d.n.c. hack was an inside job it wasn't russia. sure julius on himself alluded to this point a number of times over the last two years especially in the immediate aftermath of that incident as well so i think it would be very in lightning if he did testify i think it would be fantastic on many levels if it happened before the midterms it could have some kind of effect perhaps on the results but then if it doesn't go
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one party's way they might blame joined us on for meddling in the u.s. midterm elections who knows what the russians by extension but so so if it's done by remote link then there's the issue of his safety actually in the embassy that's not going to be a big issue although that's on the table discussions are happening now as lawyers are in talks with the ecuadorian embassy and they were embassies guaranteeing his safety if if he is released they want the british authorities to guarantee his safety so there's there is some bargaining going on between the songes camp ecuador the u.k. and the united states there's a lot there there's a lot of leverage here especially on julius anja side so there are deals to be made sure what would you anticipate the end of this would agree to testify i mean do you see it in his interests. i think it is absolutely in his interest i think he wants to testify he's stated in previous occasions that he's willing to testify provided
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that the interactions and it meets a high ethical standard that might be a problem though in the united states because they seem to be having issues with anything of a high ethical standard in the moment in washington so that's a slight bit dicey there but if if he is if he is ejected or he does leave the embassy and he does so with some level of immunity that could also be something to look for in the future that he would step out with some level of immunity in the agreement that he might testify out on another round perhaps or in other. legal proceeding or another hearing it's difficult to say or another round of this current hearing which doesn't seem to be like it's going to finish anytime soon well known or second year but i think the one ring this russia gate thing out at least until after the midterms before we go patrick we should remind
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people there are plenty in the u.s. they believe russia has a presidential elections in fact just last week head to the u.s. intelligence and security came up with a joint statement we can listen to that now. elvis in the crosshairs paid by russia to try to weaken and divide the united states threat is not going away to prevent foreign interference in our elections to prevent another foreign influence and the russians try to hack into and steal information candidates and government officials alike cyber attacks against voting infrastructure along with your puter intrusions malicious cyber actors targeting elected officials that goes beyond the elections it goes to russia's intent to undermine our democratic values. lots of accusations but again no hard evidence is presented are we going to see any any time saying to think no we're not we're not
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going to see any because if there was any hard evidence i guarantee you it would have been on the table before the election or at least in the weeks or months in the run up immediately to the election because if they had evidence it would have absolutely you know killed the donald trump campaign in its tracks so it would have come out there is no evidence we would have seen it by now and if you want any you know there's any argument this isn't a partisan witch hunt just look at the ten democratic senators who demanded to julius on his asylum be revoked in violation of international law all ten of them are democrats so this is a completely a partisan witch hunt it's been so from the start and you know the democratic party rather than having a come to jesus moment in a moment of self introspection and see what they did wrong in one of the worst presidential campaigns in history instead they immediately blamed russia and covered up the meddling that was being done by the.


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