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the measure of the cow that you know we can from. the perfectly rational way from the u.s. dollar the treasury bond we've seen internal differ between one trader well and being traded with with other. and all but i think there are picking up as well but they need to be i don't think we want to pick an adverse that going to cause greater conflict. that something could lead to something that we really don't want to go. early appreciate your time i guess this hour early reza aslan executive vice president of the races and to thank you. on to other news now wiki leaks the legal team says that julian assange is considering the u.s. senate's formal request to testify but only if it conforms to high ethical standards the senate intelligence committee wants the wiki leaks chief to answer questions on what it calls russian interference in the twenty six thousand u.s.
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presidential election. as the story. 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 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 and we have seen no that we can leaks or julian assange has 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 well of course all of this falls under the existing narrative led by the west that julian assange along with russia had something to do
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with getting donald trump elected back in twenty sixteen and of course when it comes to the topic of russia and being somehow involved with the country julian assange himself has denied any of these allegations over and over again really countless times. is not the russian government and it is not a party this is something a fourteen year old kid a fourteen year old kid could have and so they are to try to bring in the russian intelligence services hillary clinton stated multiple times falsely the seventeen u.s. intelligence agencies had assisted. russia was. the source of all publications. that's false and of course the latest that was talked about in washington is twelve russian intelligence officers who were said to have broken into the d.n.c. server and taken sensitive information to be passed on to julian assange and wiki
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leaks to be later published so hopefully with this kind of testimony that will now apparently be taking place sometime soon with the u.s. intelligence committee more lights can be shed in terms of setting the record straight. human rights activist peter tatchell believes the senate's offer may be just an excuse to go after a stanch. i suspect that their motives are not purely about this issue of alleged russian interference in the us elections i think it's probably something much bigger and relating to the other materials that journalists aren't has published in the past i think they want to sneer he mean to somehow admitting or implying that he got information from russian sources that that seems to be the focus of their attention. and i think it also may well be a way of gathering for the evidence against him for use in any subsequent prosecution in the united states so journalists aren't has to tread very carefully
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and i'm sure he's quite capable of doing so the wiki leaks founder has been stuck in the ecuadorian embassy in london for six years now over fears that he will be extradited to the united states if he leaves the building is a recap of why his revelations of so angered washington. i. i i. still. feel a little the touch.
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her. a little cut does he say any millions of. little wiki leaks walks like a hostile intelligence sort of like a hostile takeover of. the concerns social media platforms of policing what's acceptable to say and think nothing unites accounts belonging to libertarian and conservative figures were
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banned over alleged hate speech trying to take a look at what's now considered a violation of the tech giant's policies. what matters are all of the stories we hear from all of you about the impact your connections have had on your lives you can choose from an infinite range of topics that interest you and then easily follow that topic in the news countries and cultures are brought together like never before. that was the online world as we used to know it all fluids to any of those pesky folks trying to set limits and two thousand and eighteen you'll be told to hold up a twitter decides there are spots of your world that shouldn't be discovered what if you're keen to know what someone has to say let it be former u.s. diplomat peter van buren you might as well unfold your interests the man's profile is shut down for good because he jokingly wish someone had eaten the face of his
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opponent in a twitter rant honestly that's by far not the most offensive thing you can find online but what's abusive about showing mr van buren some support to users who did so got bands to it's not about me it's not about the group of us who have band together i think it's a bigger issue and it's an issue that's that's raised his head this week people like us who are not part of the legacy media we're not new york times shapers of opinion we're also allowed to have our say so if someone from the new york times or the washington post put something up that we know is false we can refute it almost in real time that's very threatening i think for the powers that be the tendency to want to shut people down if they disagree with you is very dangerous it's going down a very slippery slippery slope toward totalitarianism there's a word for that see and ask. well someone saw it coming when even perhaps the most controversial online talking had alex jones was told get out of
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here by all major platforms after all they all have to stick to their own rules. and keep people safe from hate speech but then even those anti-left who come to hate jones went on alert could be because they thought someone would click on their profiles and see a hold up pop up alex jones a bad guy but the problem is that once you start saying that hate speech is a rationale for banning people from social media you get in some very very big territory. i'm no fan of jones so among other things he has a habit of repeatedly slandering my dad by falsely and absurdly accusing him of killing j.f.k. but who the hell made facebook the arbiter of political speech free speech includes views you disagree with but there's no turning back when it comes to the online censorship evolution so i'm not sure it works like that anymore mr cruz plus people on the left are ecstatic bring it on is there a call and if it is even
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a crucial step forward in the fight against fake news and fringe extremism. info was is the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies the uses sites like facebook can use you to tear a nation the posts these companies must do more than take down one website the survival of our democracy depends on it the world is getting older and a bit more author a tarion only lately a top u.s. intelligence committee democrat has come up with twenty legislative proposals for keeping online platforms under a close watch brace yourself as you might soon have to say goodbye to things like anonymous posts or accounts that can't be tracked down yep that covers just two of the twenty. despite its tough policies twitter is the only major platform that is not blocked alex jones c was ill is reported as mention was banned by
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a host of social media giants this is led to twitter though being criticized for being too tolerant in response to it a c.e.o. tweeted that jones hadn't violated any of the platform's rules meanwhile donald trump has also fallen victim to the senses which threatens his place on the hollywood walk of fame. the city council or the council can ask for anything they want they have no
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jurisdiction it's the hollywood chamber of commerce they're the ones who decide how only one itself is still fouled and stowage that people have been convicted of crimes and with burglary and mayhem and abuse and they've said no this becomes a part of history if they really wanted seriously to make a statement about donald trump do that but that involves reading and understanding issue you know this is easy it goes to show you their trump derangement syndrome has completely hit critical mass and they have all gone completely off the rails. it's time now for the second in a series of reports on the fates of russian families who moved to syria to join islamic state medina coach of a travel to southern russia to speak to
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a woman sentenced to eight years behind bars on terrorism charges after she followed her husband to syria. the clock is ticking on zagat uts current life sentenced to eight years behind bars for being part of an illegal armed group she won't actually go to jail until her youngest child turns fourteen and she's only one right now less than twelve months ago her life was old very different i was twenty nine when i left i went to turkey first with my husband i never thought i would end up there. within seven months as a kid that was living in syria and pregnant with her child she says her husband had been drawn to islam and a better life. he told me it was safe to go there he said it wasn't how it was being shown that was snowball me he said no war but the reality turned out to be
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fall morris than anything on t.v. they lived for two years in the city of topic which at the times was under eisel is control than they moved to rocca and she spent every day living in phoenix. even my girl knew she was only eighteen years old but she could tell the difference what was coming and american hercules plane a fighter jet drone she could tell by the sound of it. what are they hiding yes well they either went downstairs or just simply stayed at home it took them out into the hole and we laid on the floor so that any shrapnel wouldn't hit us that good had struggles to share her story she tries to stay emotionally distant from the past speaks quietly rarely looking into the camera she says she wanted to return home right from the start i told my husband that i want to go back but i couldn't live but the moment i started talking about it we had fights he told me if
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you want to leave leave but i will not let you take the kids away. i knew he was able to do that he had that sort of character and i was afraid later on when they were living in iraq and her husband was killed in a drone strike leaving it all alone with three children i started looking for ways to get out but it's not that easy you can't just leave that place it all has to be done in secret there are people that can sell you out trick i only talk to those who i knew well and one day i was told that there was this wrote that there was a way out. that claims she had no way dia the life she was leading would leave her on the wrong side of russia's anti terror laws. i stayed at home all the time i had my children i had no time for anything else i was at home taking care of my kids. she was one of the seven women and fourteen children brought back to russia in the
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autumn twenty seventeen as part of a companion organized by chechen officials to repaginate the families of men who went to fight with islam make terrorists. i am very grateful to everyone who helped launch this complaint to save many women and children. but while they were lucky to escape from the war in syria upon arrival in grozny she was detained by police three months later she was convicted and sentenced for being part of an illegal armed group. and while the law she broke is designed to help thwart terror attacks some people argue that family members of radicalized individuals should not be targeted. these people need rehabilitation they need to be close to their family members under the care of their mothers they're under huge dress and prison will not help them it will only meet the more harsh i believe it's wrong to put
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them behind bars for now as i get at leaves with her mother in dagestan she has to report. to the police every month can't leave the region it's difficult for both her and her brother to find work if they're on the official police list it means they will have to get by on their mother's small salary as a post office worker despite all this. she is just happy to see her children any more will you go i was literally suffering there because i was unable to provide food for my children he told me constantly mom we are hungry they were close. and now he's never lets go to the merry go round let's go to the seaside now we go everywhere donkey now we go everywhere. mommy is hard and so my lovely who say for. me it was you. imagine a question or r.t. dagestan. it's been ten years since the war
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between georgia and russia broke out after georgia attacked the autonomous region of south the setting back in two thousand and eight the russian army intervened after five days of violence and fourteen hundred civilians killed a cease fire agreement was reached russian troops remain in the region to this day as peacekeepers but the u.s. sees this as an occupation our position on the russian occupied georgia regions of . and also south ossetia is unwavering that remains unwavering today the regions are part of georgia they are not part of russia and the united states continues to support josh georgia's sovereignty its independence and also its territorial integrity despite western politicians blaming russia the e.u. fact finding mission established that georgia was actually the one that initiated the conflict but it also says both sides had violated international law in a new documentary we recall the most tragic moments of the conflict here's
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a quick preview you can watch this in full length today. i'm not trying. to. soften the gripe you got of this the past. is not. natural so let's go to. this. solution this is her little sister and this is. the. only seems. the she should all of. them. at. the last but that's a pretty. classic. set up to.
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eat to. people to get in order to feel well this is a good thing i'm going to. do first of all that i'm not up to. your the mainstream media they reported that russia started the conflict and said nothing about soccer surely opening fire on the night of the beginning of the olympics in beijing a couple years after the war i believe that eventually other countries would learn to recognise that georgia was at fault in this war especially after the european commission came out and said that georgia started the war and i was very disappointed that they didn't and the sin is fighting broke out the western media jumped to conclusions. georgia's president says russia is attacking his country dropping bombs and moving
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tanks into georgian territory russia's attacks keep coming to surprise georgia saying it's withdraw from self a city or the georgians can do nothing. moscow's actions illustrate its content to meet the condemnation and criticism and. i want you to know who to blame for all of the un's east conflict that said mr saakashvili who started this war and mr saakashvili who he's going to show and tell cells and people who feel to be on a one day and gets towards him again so i would never tell you that unfortunately a commercial break will take us there in four seconds whether we do i mean i know they're here they almost don't want to hear step. is situated some twenty minutes drive from solve a city and the russian troops us t.
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that is in southern a city that not crossing i mean history to border. russia's prime minister dmitry medvedev was the country's president at the time looking back at the events of two thousand and eight he says that they could have been prevented. players i'm just going to put yours and i evaluate these events in the same way that i did before they would have been no war is a constraint is actions and not be so irresponsible immoral and criminal because when it was not inevitable it was clearly a choice made by cyclist really and his aides goal was to push georgian soldiers back prince involved to restore order and prevent a further escalation of the conflict it was not to destroy georgia or execute circus really so and i think i was right in trying not to rush because that gave us the chance to calm the situation in georgia set here and has here and also to engage in calm dialogue with other countries and the european union we spoke to one woman who survived those horrors ten years ago she shared what she went through
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order that we went to a neighbor's house where there were fourteen people when the shelling started the house was have a little damaged and the kitchen could fire during pools in the fighting i decided to go to my parents' house but on my way i was captured a man called gear took me away to execute me he put a knife to my throat he said he had to kill me but god saved me. i'm thinking about it today for the very latest news headlines at the top of the hour. oh and welcome to cross talk where all things considered i'm peter lavelle after
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three years of conflict it has been estimated that out of a population of twenty seven point four million twenty two point two million people in yemen are in need of humanitarian assistance four point five million children and women are suffering malnutrition while two point nine million people are internally displaced this is a humanitarian catastrophe by any measure so why are the u.s. and u.k. so committed to the saudi u.a.e. war on yemen. stocking the tragedy known as yemen i'm joined by my guest well hominum randy into and he's a professor at the university of program in london we have charles shubrick she is a security analyst and a former u.k. army and counter terrorism intelligence officer and in brighton we cross to catherine shocked and she is a senior analyst with center all right cross talk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want i always appreciated let me go to charles first. this
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war has been going on for three years i gave some of the stats encourage our viewers to go to doctors without frontiers and look at their side on yemen the much more detailed much more gruesome i would even say what is the u.k. u.s. interest in this war against the country the poorest country in the middle east what is the thinking behind british foreign policy supporting saudi arabia and the emirates against yemen. i suspect on the one hand you've got u.k. and the u.s. saying that some degree and we can come on to that later on their national interests are aligned with saudi arabia particularly against iran of course in yemen elsewhere and again you have to question i'm hoping hopefully later and probably will do that in more detail as to why the u.k. and u.s. always seem to see their interests as being in conflict with iran in most instances
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but also there's got to be a aspect of this which is based on commercial interests of course britain and america supply vast amounts of weaponry and other equipment to saudi arabia the relationship with saudi arabia particularly it's not just saudi arabia involved here is one of course other gulf states as well all of which have very lucrative. commercial contacts with britain and the united states and indeed france and there has been certainly of the last few years a tendency for particularly united kingdom that anything that is saudi arabia supports pretty much britain and america are going to support also we have to remember just really how important this relationship particularly saudi arabia is if we think about trump we think about. other government ministers united states and united kingdom their first port of port of call when they've been put into office isn't their allies in europe or the states often it's usually going off to
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see two players both of whom are vitally important to british and particular interests one of those is israel and the other one always saudi arabia and so really i think this war is becoming increasingly and embarrassment not just war but the blockade in everything else that goes with it is becoming embarrassment to western leaders as invariably parts of it creep into media coverage because there's been a little account as yet of the last three creep creep but also if they will they will continue to support it catherine let me go to you in brighton ok so we've got a little bit of the background the the reason. if we can use that term for the british and the americans so what does fifty three me. for the saudis in the us the genocide i mean what what do they hope to what is the end goal here go ahead cancer but the end goal was basically this iteration of the have what we have prior to two thousand and eleven when the people decided to to rise up against the then you know
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regime where the us would europe that was in control of yemen and yemen's political future as well as economical future and i think that this is what they're trying to do that trying to revert back to you know the situation that we had you know treaties other than f. and that is not going to happen because people have learned that they have a right to political set determination and they understand you know the majority of yemeni on just on that so i would your idea is not that to promote a greater yemen or even to promote a greater future for yemen but rather you know you have yet another country a client state that would remain forever tied up to yemen. i mean just very quickly when we talk about you know british and the u.s. siding with saudi arabia because of the fear and the enemy cities that have to would see iran we need to be very careful here to understand that yemen is a proxy only in the eyes of britain and the u.s. because they reason the iranian influence yemen represents your graphically advantage and it's sitting on very important waterways needed to really and of
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course because of all routes which is why britain and the us all are interested in yemen in the first place it has nothing to do with the fact that you want to have the na in yemen but rather because of the geography and where yemenis is situated in relation to iran and the rest of the gulf countries and i think it's an important point because we need to stop this narrative that iran you know has an interest in trying to promote unrest in yemen that's not the case if anything iran needs stability in the region to be able to itself you know you know stabilize its own borders and everything else like goes with it i think that's really glad you brought that up because there is a. self-determination issue in yemen that news never brought up in the mainstream media and charles already brought up the issue that is always mentioned i'm going to go to mohammed now into rant it's all iran's fault as usual i mean you pick the day of the week it's russia's fault or rand's fault here now i'm willing to agree that iran may have some kind of involvement on some level now but not in two thousand and eleven that was what how it was sold so to intervention in the first
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place here but it's always a rand's fold it's a proxy war it's far more than a proxy war as catherine has pointed out go ahead mohamad into around this is one of the excuses that western countries in the western media use in order to justify the crimes being committed by their governments the canadian government american and british and french governments are involved in crimes against humanity and they are just as guilty as mohamed been solomon and the saudi regime and all this without them he couldn't be carrying out these crimes the americans are providing all sort of source of the just simple support so they need to justify it somehow obviously for anyone who know for who knows anything about what's going on the yemenis do not have the ability to have any meaningful contact with iran there's no way that the iranians can help them in
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a meaningful way because they're completely surrounded the americans and the saudis and others have laid siege on the country they're preventing food from getting in there and forcing starbase starvation they've been doing this for years now and the western media they call it a proxy war or they try to somehow blame the victims in gaza in order to again justify their policies but it's obvious that this country is surrounded the overwhelming majority of the population is living in the areas controlled by. the ansaldo law and their allies the popular committees and so on after all these years after over three and a half years with all the interest of foreign support american support european support mercenaries from from different countries blackwater and an american and french official military presence on the ground a sudanese mercenary.


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