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on this unique edition of crossfire we review the new in very important book john mearsheimer delusion dreams and international realities it's a real. was. it. was. packages containing suspected explosive devices are sent to leading democrats including hillary clinton and barack obama as well as to see and then it must be described as an act of terror the former u.s. secretary of state has expressed her concern over the instance it is a troubling time as. it's a time of. deep. divisions.
europe and its transatlantic allies colors are on the u.s. their pay unwilling to reconsider weapons sales to saudi arabia in the wake of the killing of the kingdom's dissident journalist john mark karr saw. a lot of it appear to raise concerns over the future of nuclear weapons treaties with the u.s. that is saying if there are bound that it would result in nothing but a new arms race. a warm welcome you're watching r.t. international with me thank you aaron good to have you with us this hour now our top story at least seven suspicious packages have been sent to politicians and a major news organization in the u.s. it was revealed that the packages contained explosive devices the new york mayor called the incidents an act of terror. this is
a very painful time. in our nation. it's a time when people are feeling a lot of hatred in the air in addition to new york city mayor bill de blasio we have heard from the n.y.p.d. as counterterrorism chief and he has confirmed that four of the explosive devices that arrived in suspicious packages seem to have the same source the devices that were sent to barack obama and to the home of hillary and bill clinton the device that was detonated on monday at the home of billionaire george soros and the device that was found at c.n.n. headquarters all seem to have the exact same source they seem to have come from the same person the device was capable of going off these are pipe bomb like explosives now we're also hearing at that at this point in addition to the package containing the explosive there's also been a package containing suspicious white powder discovered at the c.n.n. headquarters explosive devices had to have projectiles and that's or. excuse me
that sounds like a fire alarm here we'll keep you posted on that he didn't tell. me and back you laid it the lights were turned out and as he got out in the end he might still evacuated in addition to that we're hearing that at this point andrew cuomo new york city governor his office has had a package discovered at the office of maxine waters prominent democrat in california has been evacuated the office of debbie wasserman schultz former chair of the democratic national committee in florida has also been evacuated now hillary clinton has spoken up in response to today's events talking about divisiveness in u.s. politics this is hillary clinton but it is a troubling time isn't it. and it's a time of deep. division is. and we have to do everything we can to bring our country together now this fits in with a pattern of escalating political violence throughout the united states though there
have been a number of elected officials both democrats and republicans who have received hateful threats you know we've seen shootings and other incidents now most recently we heard from rand paul the wife of senator rand paul talking about how she has taken some extra precautions in light of all the threats that she and her husband have received that this is the wife of a u.s. senator from kentucky you know we've got data and all of our security systems that . we put a loaded gun by my bad. information is continuing to surface we do know that the time warner building in columbus circle in new york city is still evacuated at this point and a lot of questions are being raised people are wondering what exactly is happening but as of now we do have this word from the n.y.p.d. as counterterrorism chief that at least four of the explosive devices probably have the same source. the u.s. president has vowed to get to the bottom of the incident thing that is no place for
political violence in that country. in these times we have to unify we have to come together and send one very clear strong and mistake a ball message that acts were threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the united states of america and it's going to fast and media commentator lionel believes the timing of these attacks is no coincidence the term our lad chin's what twelve days thirteen days of november the sixth the mid term allowed shin's right now we're looking to see will the house of representatives in the congress shift back to the democrats this is a very important time because look look what is c.n.n. governor cuomo his office i believe hillary clinton eric holder i believe president obama george soros. you don't need columbo to figure out who the targets of these
are today when you have the democratic mayor of new york the democratic governor of new york and you have those who are standing around speaking along with hillary clinton later on. and you hear in this particular way of saying that this is because of the rhetoric the the language of the not so veiled we know exactly what this is we know exactly what they're talking about this is trump there they should just right i'm talking about trump. the man whose faced accusations he was involved in the murder of saudi journalist and marcus georgie has made his first public comments on the issue the country's crown prince claimed it was a crime with no justification the crime was really painful to all saudis. and i believe it is painful to every human in the world it is
a crime that cannot be justified and we know that many are trying to. use this painful thing to create to drive a wedge between saudi arabia and turkey we are denied any knowledge of the incident for over two weeks then said khashoggi was killed in a fistfight though turkey insists the journalist was viciously murdered in a pre-planned operation key european powers are refusing to cancel a multi-billion dollar arms sales to saudi arabia except germany which wants other countries to follow its example however the french president when asked about his intentions refused to answer the question. i don't have to react to every single statement so i won't answer that question. if you're not interested in the issues related to this event don't come but this is not a press conference. and it's not
a press conference to react to the german chancellor. i mean all that has nothing to do with this event nothing. nothing so i want let's get some context on that france is one of the biggest sellers of defense and on this equipment in the world and saudi arabia is one of its biggest clients despite the fact that present as trying to play down those trade relations between the two countries the figure is don't lie between two thousand and eight and two thousand and seventeen deals with more than twelve billion dollars was struck between the two countries but it seems that doesn't want to have a discussion about that nor a discussion about suspending those possible deals between the two countries and that seems to be a similar thing that we're hearing in spain where they have said that they will not deal with saudi arabia that's worth two billion dollars it's about the obligations
are going to take them by the previous government which correspond to the demands of international national especially considering the un resolution and the head of the government now. legal security that permission to comply with international obligations and it will be well it seems that that's a similar view that's being taken by the canadians now they have deals with saudi arabia that are worth almost twelve billion dollars and the prime minister there justin trudeau has said that he's more concerned about the cancellation fee which is around one billion dollars if they decide not to go ahead with that contract then roll that than holding saudi arabia to account for the killing of journalist. it is only acceptable in thinkable that someone could have murdered a journalist on foreign soil like this i do not want to leave canadians holding a billion dollar bill because we're trying to move forward on doing the right thing
seems not much also coming from beginning to that which is the second biggest supplier of arms to the arabia just behind the u.s. with heels worth around fifteen billion dollars now the idea of sanctions it was a muted by the foreign secretary jeremy hunt but no clear indication of what those sanctions could be over whether they'll be applied when the prime minister for reasons may was questioned about the. prime minister's questions when she said she would speak to the king of saudi arabia the new concrete information whether they would be sanctions against the country it seems that they were germany is the only country it's going alone putting its neck out in suspending and canceling these contracts. because amount of defense spokesperson for their friends on about party thinks no crimes will stop europe supplying arms to get. we know that there were
many violations of human rights. but above all in yemen and it's not a time when you more for just words it's time for action which means blocking saudi arabia to doing that all for war that is killing thousands hundreds of thousands of people and millions of children are starving there is no such thing as european diplomacy there won't be further inquiries and i think that just buying time by saying that they will wait for further and curious it's sad but the european union and especially our french president mr munder michel he's backing one of the worst country which is really doing one of the worst war in the world. meanwhile the u.s. remains the biggest export to saudi arabia well condemning the cover up of. stress
the economic importance of continued weapon sales to riyadh cover up was one of the worst in the history of cover ups. so it really is a bit of a really great ally there that one of the biggest investors maybe the biggest investor in our country. they are doing hundreds of billions of dollars worth of investments and you know so many jobs so many jobs thousands and thousands of jobs they've been funding go a lot of things. he was trying trying to keep his billion dollar deals with the saudis afloat in line with america first mantra and i doubt you have takes a look at his foreign policy agenda. donald trump can be called any number of things good bad it all depends on which side you're on interesting really enough though it's donald trump that keeps giving donald trump new titles
a globalist is a person that wants the globe to do well frankly not caring about our country's oman's you know what i am a nationalist. kind of obvious if you think about it what with all this talk of greatness walls and how special exceptional americans are it's going to be only america first american people first america's interests above all else. now if i may mr president you seem to be confused about what those words mean it's right there in any dictionary globalism a national policy of treating the whole world as a proper sphere for political influence a globalist is someone who treats the entire world as
a playground making national decisions which affect the international community in simple terms globalism is what mr trump tells south korea meaning outside america that they can't lift sanctions their own sanctions on north korea without his permission they will do it without her approval they do nothing without her proven and by the way us sanctions which basically force everyone to abide by them because of how the dollar works by definition a globalist venture you know what else is globalist war invading other countries the us currently. fighting in seven wards it's really really globalist as well.
the united states military's one of the most globalist organizations in the world it has bases in roughly every third country one in three nations has a u.s. military base in it that isn't nationalism that's good lobel ism i just want to see them as well straighten out regime that frankly could be toppled very quickly by the military regime change we're placing or helping replace governments you just don't like by arming local rebels to the teeth or financing the opposition by sanctions that's globalism glow lism chance purposes to talk about globalism as the enemy but if you look at the politics it's anything but nationalist trumps attitude to the world as an individual is that he should have complete sovereignty and that includes sovereignty abuse the sovereignty of others
you know he wants america to be able to go and do business wherever they want he wants to be able to remove regimes that he doesn't like he wants to act truly globally but in the national interest as donald trump himself can save that he is a fun fact the word globalism its modern meaning was first used to describe us imperialism after the second world war the way the united states which wasn't destroyed by the war like europe dominated in international trade pushing its products its ideology its politics on every what it could they called it american globalism so. hearing mr trump who believes in returning america back to its glory days see that he isn't a globalist is like hearing the pope say with a straight face that really isn't catholic. a lot of
effort in house responded to u.s. plans to quit a key cold war era nuclear weapons treaty warning that the entire structure of international arms control is being destroyed it comes after years of washington accusing russia of violating the i.n.f. treaty something moscow's always denied. concerned over the dissolution of the antiballistic missile treaty now the same thing can happen to the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty and the fate of the strategic goals reduction treaty is also not clear if all of that is destroyed nothing will remain in that area nothing will remain except an arms race the russian president has somewhat confirmed what military experts have been warning for quite a while for now since the us president warned that he wanted to leave the i.n.f. treaty because right now this document is viewed as a cornerstone of global stability i should say pretty much all over the world the
united states do not see that way they believe at least according to trump's national security adviser john bolton just yesterday here in moscow he said well according to the united states the treaty is expendable they accused russia of violating it and they say that a lot more countries like for example china should be part of this right now bilateral agreement between russia and the united states but according to vladimir putin this is something that europe has to rely on when it comes to security and this is has been echoed by many european countries to have a listen to how the russian president formulated it. when it comes to europe the main question is if the u.s. pulls out of the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty what will they do with these missiles if they bring them to europe we will have to have tipped for tat measures and european countries should understand that they expose their territories to risk according to the russian president if europe allows the united
states to deploy its shortened mid range nuclear missiles on their territory they could become target of a retaliation attack if it comes down to a military throw down the russian president also added that whatever steps washington takes russia will have to give a mirrored response so we say the united states it is. to bolster their military capability russia will have to do the same also according to vladimir putin it apparently will be difficult to convince the united states to reconsider their decision to pull out of this deal because the pentagon has already budgeted for it they've already funded some research that will allow the expansion in these assured and mid range nuclear missiles which are banned under the treaty but still the russian president has tried to remain optimistic there are still doors open and he plans to discuss this with his american counterpart donald trump in november in
paris. still to come a fourteen year long oil spill in the gulf of mexico could possibly become one of the was to in u.s. history but the story for you after this short break. i've been saying the numbers mean something they matter to us is over one trillion dollars in debt more than ten white collar crime champions each day. eighty five percent of global wealth you want to be ultra rich eight point six percent market saw thirty percent was one of your some with four hundred to five hundred trade per
second per second and one rose to twenty thousand dollars. china's building two point one billion dollars a i industrial park but don't let the numbers overwhelm. the only number you need to remember is one one doesn't show you know four to miss the one and only. welcome back now is fit and no oil leak this going on for fourteen days in the gulf of mexico could become america's worst ever environmental disaster it was in two thousand and four when hurricane ivan slammed into florida's gulf coast severely
damaging an offshore drilling operation just off louisiana. however the company in charge managed to cover up the incident for whole six. thanks thanks. thanks. flying over the gulf of mexico our research spots of oil coated gas bubbling up miles long slick people are not the only ones who call the now polluted waters hole and for the indigenous animals there are countless birds and wildlife the stakes are high life or death time is rather.
i suppose the big difference is that deep water horizon there was a big explosion and people got killed instantly and and then the loss of oil was released extremely rapidly in the case of the. first the original incident. and you see. it was in the context of her and her and both the company and the american regulators managed to keep the entire incident pretty quiet and it's one of those no accidents which is. but over the. years with this man you said it was a daily of oil being leaked into the go. to being the same kind of food as the roads and. back in twenty fifteen the company in questions that that there was no
evidence to suggest an ongoing leak or any significant environmental damage it hasn't given any further explanation since generalists all of a taiko again says even routine oil spillage is result in huge damage. the gulf is currently producing something something like twenty percent of america's oil that is rather a highly rated maxence refiners breaking out every few days is a highly rated oil spill with routines polluting is in the hundreds of thousands of gallons per year just through new york. and this entire gulf coast is high in the industrial used and it is bound in eking concern amounts of oil and of course there is environmental impacts impact other industries which are also tourism and fisheries and show finish this tens of thousands of miles of oil pipelines transects in this entire region and if you've got a pipeline then you were abandoned two hundred leaks. thanks for joining us on r.t.
and to national do have your sound out of all stories by following us on social media and join us again for the latest top them. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to us of the world of politics sports business i'm showbusiness i'll see you then. on this unique edition of crossfire we review a new and very important book john mearsheimer the great delusion liberal dreams and international realities it's a real bombshell. when
lawmakers manufacture consent to instant to the public well. when the running clubs isn't protect themselves. when the financial merry go round lifts only the one percent. that's not going nor middle of the room signals. going i mean the real news is. prosecution will need to become almost. a full design. where you question the threat of fines or somebody not known to us you do i mean yeah i mean i mean political pressure on the gold you've been the main conclusion of security jenna's from those who are the bundled up business models used by american
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ford and microsoft which are just releasing earnings will be joined by adam mesh of the adam mesh trading group was standing by and will take a look at oil prices and get an update on that humongous oil spill in the gulf of mexico with our team have injure plus as mcdonald's is also reported earnings we take a long look at the international business from a good bad and ugly perspective here we ford which an eligible high level join us and later series the iconic retailer is not only going down but going down hard steve mall for a helpless look at the last bit of life in the fabled company as today sears stock was delisted from nasdaq all that directly ahead but first we had some headlines let's go. tim cook the chief executive of apple the world's largest tech company is calling for legislators to pass
a federal privacy law in the keynote address to the fortieth international conference of data protection and privacy commissioners and brush mr cooke referenced recent privacy and data scandals before warning that consumer data is being quote weaponized against us with military officials see in order to build what he called a data industrial complex making his point clear mr cook said all of this should quote unsubtle us it does i believe him mr cook's position his company has a. later on privacy and through some shade it rivals by noting that desire to put profits over privacy is nothing new the solution according to the apple c.e.o. our privacy laws to protect consumer rights to limit data collection to know which data is being collected to access and correct what is held that may be not correct and to secure the use of people's personal data. while saudi arabia's
royal family is trying to soothe investors who may be getting cold feet about relations with the kingdom this week there's a reminder today that saudi economic influence remains substantial at the controversial davos of the desert conference in riyadh we've told you about before pakistan's prime minister khan made it clear that saudis large yes is still welcome among regional neighbors as he accepted a six billion dollar package of loans and credit from the saudis ahead of the event mr condit admitted the obvious by telling the media quote we are desperate for possible saudi loans three billion dollars of the packages advertised value comes from a saudi deposit in the pakistani central bank while the other three billion dollars is the amount of saudi oil that pakistan will be allowed to buy on generous credit . and turning back to the us a familiar and iconic company which is a merced in the debate.
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