military intervention we are doing everything to be able to have as much pressure as published so that we do not get into that kind of a scenario in which my daughter was regime a dictatorship or president my daughter who himself accuses quite go of attempting to stage a coup with washington's help that's the situation intensifies what's happening in venezuela looks to some like a case of history repeating itself they grieve you think the whole world is too fullish to notice either you stand with the forces of freedom or you're in league with his mayhem when we stand with the syrian people or with their oppressors the former juror regime has oppressed its people for years repressive regime of bashar assad the tyranny of the now defunct mature regime the assad regime its brutality and repression active threat to the entire region growing threat to regional peace and security it is time from end to our own to go it's time for assad to get out of the way the stories of syria venezuela and the protest movements there are from
two separate books but can someone tell me why anyone who's in charge of america always reads off the same manual when their national interest rate or spots another regime change opportunity let's go through the steps that are a must venezuela versus syria some great examples for you. people in american politics have a special sense for legitimacy what if they have a device for that or something from our perspective he has lost legitimacy he has failed to deliver on the promises he's made in its role as the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the venezuelan people the national assembly invokes the country's constitution to declare nicolas maduro illegitimate and the office of the presidency therefore vacant you see the manual so great that even
donald trump couldn't help picking it up after hillary. yes the idea is not just to start backing the opposition you physically got to be there with them was it was. oh. now that's a classic what could be more classic it almost makes you imagine that as kids all american politicians are told when you grow up you'll never succeed unless you sanctions and filthy regime syria check venezuela. check we'll keep increasing sanctions to cut off the regime with the money it needs to survive we're going to announce sanctions against patro is to venezuela associate a name we're paid of day says it's known by its spanish acronym the state owned oil
monopoly since the opposition in places like venezuela or syria are pretty much aware of the contents of the manual they know when it's the right time for them to start asking for weapons armed rebels defected soldiers there will always be those who will be happy to get new guns that are going to spend it's going on so much time that we make a request to the u.s. he says to support us in logistical terms of communication with weapons so we can realize venezuelan freedom what we need is and money and and and until the science back to the states and the people in charge there when you're only one step away from sending your old army in to get the job done don't forget to say that all options are on the table that your agreement which is all options always all options are on the. you know what all
of this was unintentional never planned we will stop to topple the regime advocates are all governments we cannot resolve someone else's civil war through force is that also in the manual the following the washington's lead the european union is also turning up the heat on venezuelan president nicolas maduro he was outlined possible measures that could be taken against some of those government a correspondent peter all of our investigations. better reka mockery has announced what's being called an international contact group on venezuela it will be made up of european union members as well as latin american partners what she says is this is definitely not going to be any official attempt at mediation in the venezuelan crisis this is really a talking shop getting people together getting discussions going while venezuela tries to sort but while she was saying not she also said that there could well be further sanctions from e.u.
member states against venezuela those would be sanctions that targeted the government we have sanctions targeted sanctions in place already that would be news unanimously recently and should or elements of sanctions might be considered by the ministers in the coming days if we would not see positive developments any sanction that's not. that's not. implemented by the security council is illegal so all the sanctions that the u.s. simplemente against have been stolen people are illegal according to international law the e.u. parliament passed a resolution on venezuela in its says that they recognize one quite doe as the legitimate interim president of venezuela they reject any type of violent solution to the ongoing impasse in the country and they also support fully a proposal by the un secretary-general for a full and independent investigation into deaths in venezuela let's have
a listen to what was said in brussels i mean that the european parliament is the first european institution to do this nude ask member states to do the same as quickly as possible in order to ensure that we have a strong unified europe though until monday to call fresh elections otherwise they would be throwing their full support behind one quite though it almost seems certain that that's going to happen right now particularly when you hear from nicolas maduro that he has no intention of calling elections the next elections he sees in his country will be in twenty twenty five when his current is supposed to end unfortunately e.u. shows that it's incapable of taking an independent foreign policy they've made a bunch of noises about continuing to do business with iran despite the fact that the u.s. unilaterally illegally pulled out of the p five plus one deal and once again there are lining up behind washington's foreign policy maybe they've been promised some of the spoils john bolton the other day said openly in explicitly u.s.
companies should go into venezuela and take the oil maybe they'll give a few table scraps to the europeans as well so that's what it would say that this is the largest oil reserves in the world so you can imagine how many hands in the u.s. in the e.u. are rubbing themselves together with glee and dissipating the windfall profits so with all i was on about as well about madeira is actually getting international support from some. areas to china and russia calling him the only legitimate leader and says he wants to solve the country's most urgent problems the russian ambassador to caracas alleges the opposition is putting its political ambitions above everything else. the venezuelan opposition is indeed quite diverse but the political ambitions of the opposition play an essential role i can give you a specific example i happened to have several meetings with the representatives of the opposition and i asked them why they did not raise issues that really affected
people i mean the food shortage shortage of medicine or safety because every public survey shows these topics public opinion their replies were vague and the only way i can explain it is that the political ambitions of the opposition happen to be more important for them than these hot button issues important to the majority of venezuelan citizens. hundreds of people took to the streets of athens on barcelona to declare their solidarity with the venezuelan government. staged a rally outside the european union's headquarters all demonstrators and in this march to the parliament and the u.s. embassy carrying placards and venezuelan. political analyst to use of him told us are important to get the support of russia china turkey and many other countries as well firm with zero so his people understand that there is international support that they're not that these countries are not going to let the democratically elected president be removed by undemocratic means or
a coup when you look at what's going on in venezuela were only one or two small events from it turning into a syria now i hear madeira mentioned vietnam but i think it's a lot closer to what happened in syria you look at the opposition defected soldiers from the c.n.n. report requesting arms from trump well i mean that sounds very similar to what happens in two thousand and eleven when obama started the army people. well while the e.u. and u.s. are aligning when it comes to latin america things are different over the middle east iran in particular france germany and the u.k. a working out ways to dodge u.s. sanctions on trading with tehran having announced the launch of a special transaction channel on thursday this is mostly just out of the trance to many in the united kingdom as an issue of. competition that is welcome to much and that i believe will be essential for the full implementation continued full
implementation of the nuclear deal with. the new payment system cold the instrument in support of trade exchanges or instax is going to be a non dollar mechanism it will be based in paris and managed by the former director for germany's commerzbank or the u.k. will head up a supervisory board a toronto was hoping that inspects would enable europe to continue buying its oil however brussels says for now it will only use it to export food and medicine to iran. last year europe opposed america's decision to withdraw from the twenty fifty nuclear deal with iran under the agreement sanctions were lifted in exchange for turan limiting its nuclear program independent journalist things they'll be few takers when it comes to europe's new transaction system. it will be a trickle of companies daring do that it's much easier for chinese companies or for russian companies to to close deals through to make deals with iran the europeans
are asking aired in an incredible way the companies if you talk to them they are afraid by ricochet of being in the eye of the storm with the americans trying to make an example send and be harsh on them and mention it in press releases and in public campaign so that's very dangerous for european companies i don't know if anybody will dare go with the in sticks them. on saturday france will see more yellow first marchers but with a difference this time people won't just be calling for reforms but also paying tribute to those injured by excessive police force at previous rallies but little done much as you know about what you were deliberately chose the five to on the route which is not much compared to what we did before but we're going to have some injured people all the injured will be there the start of the march there will also be citizens and speeches. the next day when i woke up from the operation i looked
to myself in the mirror and said to myself it's not me it can't be me today i didn't dare look at myself in the mirror for me my life is over is destroyed. and over one hundred investigations have been opened against the french authorities over the controversial use of riot guns by police in recent months leading rights organizations in france want a blanket ban on the use of the weapon which fires a goal full sized rubber bullets and are seeing well causing serious injuries over the weeks of yellow vest protests.
our sister channel r.t. france has spoken to one of the injured protests protesters i should say excuse me who is currently claiming the government well is not paying any attention to its people. i understand now that the government is deaf to us that it couldn't hear the demands of the appeals being made on the streets but now i see i who lost an eye they are completely blind even on the basis of the videotapes they were unable to accept responsibility for what is happening our efforts are peaceful that's my slogan i'm a humanist i want protesters to be protected and the greatest gift to me was when during act nine children came to kiss me to shake my hand they were happy to come to the protests with their parents so why call for an icky why call for everything
to be broken it is not in our interests we are reasonable people we will not destroy our own country. profiting from war crimes that's what a new report by human rights group amnesty international says ultimately saying that certain companies are doing this by listing accommodation in disputed west bank settlements and this has prompted one israeli minister to call for amnesty to be banned from the country israel has been illegally building settlements on palestinian land for decades but if. you took thousands of palestinians from their land and israeli settlers who moved in these actions constitute war crimes the world's leading digital tourism companies promote settlements as a tourist destination. expedia and trip advisor list hotels. attractions and tools in settlements. in the report amnesty international slams
online booking companies for offering hundreds of places to stay in settlements across the west bank and for failing to state that they are and so it wouldn't be the first time israel's banned organizations like amnesty i think the reaction by over the years rose if they were to bear on this the international researchers would be you know sort of foolish although not only expected we've seen previously when the human rights watch researcher who is on the ground on worship here published a report similar about their b. and b. activities in the article far they have not been successful as the courts have intervened and there is a case going on but you know this is happened many times over the years where when initial organization or or any kind of monitor of what's going on in the occupied territories reports what's happening in israel moves to takes efforts to remove those people from being in the occupied territories and prevent others from coming
to see israel has and thousands of people myself included from entering the occupied territories and prevented thousands of others from entering because they suspect that people are coming to witness to bear witness to the occupation one of the companies listed b.m.p. has previously come under fire for the same thing and is accused of failing to fulfill a promise to remove listings in disputed settlements back in november and other companies name in the report have responded by insisting that they do in fact state clearly where the accommodation is located and that the information they provide is a political. still to come here on the program your friday program on our team u.s. lawyers acting for a russian businessman implicated in the mulla probe have been denied access to key evidence in the case will try to explain why after the break.
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and yet another twist in america's model a probe into alleged russian collusion it's refusing to show evidence with the u.s. lawyer of a russian businessman who has been implicated. picks up the story the prospects of proof coming from the motor investigation on any collusion may never see the light . that's long been normalised by pundits but now the shroud of secrecy around the renowned russia probe is darkening further election meddling evidence could be out of reach even for the defense the united states of america respectfully opposes the motion of defendant concord management and consulting l.l.c. for approval to disclose documents identified by the special counsel
a sensitive for purpose of preparing for trial the defendant this time is a concord management consulting a firm managed by you've gainey proportion a russian multimillionaire nicknamed putin's chef for his catering commitments to the kremlin moto accuses him of being the chieftain of russian online trolls who allegedly played a role in swaying the twenty sixteen election in response his company hired a law firm in the u.s. as you would but apparently some of the private information the lawyers had previously received from miller emersion lying for all to see it was published on twitter by the account hacking redstone which has then been suspended but representative of the online file sharing portal has confirmed to the f.b.i. that the specific account who used to publish the matching discovery materials was registered on october nineteenth two thousand and eighteen but
a user with an ip address that results to russia but a screenshot of the tweet allegedly showed the law firm had been hacked so apparently the attorneys had nothing to do with it it's not like they would voluntarily leak classified information why because of because the they can that's why and while some outlets sent this unique bandwagon crashing down the hill this company when hired a pittsburgh law firm and was and has managed to essentially draw this out and use especially the legal system of the us. against the mother invested defendants would hire lawyers to world defend themselves against the accusations the pleaded not guilty to this one somehow stands out and would standard procedure in every single other case is using the legal system in this one but miller is totally cool with it now he has
a perfectly good reason to deny the defense access to court materials which is any prosecutor's dream come true miller says he will only show the case dox to progression himself but making someone who will never come to the us to face these supposed charges and arrest dream on that is a problem of concorde's own making so how the tide has turned now anyone salivating in anticipation of juicy collusion details might be better off waiting for russian hackers legal analyst lionel says prosecutors are normally very eager to share it. there is a concept of disclosing information which tends to be exculpatory meeting information which tends to work to your defense the prosecutor must always provide information evidence to let you know the defendant what you are
being charged with and what you can do to interpose a defense the only time a prosecutor wants to hide information from you is that if the information doesn't help the prosecutor if there's something that hurts the prosecutor i was a prosecutor we'd love to show you evidence of what we have against you we want you to know everything that we have so that you think wow they've got me now so why is he doing this because either eg he doesn't have any evidence b. there's something embarrassing he doesn't want you to see or see. all of the above . the u.s. is currently in the grip of a deadly cold snap but some fear it's not just the record low temperatures that are leaving americans one ruble tonight the coldest air in a generation is pouring across the upper midwest breaking low temperatures will make the next few days the coldest the region has seen this take a look at chicago almost completely frozen over nearly ninety million americans are
now in their grip of dangerous cold what would happen if russia killed the power in fargo today what would happen if all the natural gas lines just poof on the coal to stay in recent memory and it wasn't in our power whether or not to turn them back on i mean what would you do if you lost heat or the fear of a possible hack attack on gas pipelines systems is based on a recent u.s. intelligence committee report that says china and russia could pose a threat to u.s. national security through malicious cyber activity targeting key infrastructure goals localized temporary disruptive effect some critical infrastructure such as disruption of natural gas pipelines for days to weeks in the united states russia has the ability to execute cyber attacks in the united states that generate localized temporary disruptive effect some critical infrastructure such as disruption and electrical distribution network for at least a few hours there is no indication that russia has any ability to shut down any
natural gas pipeline in fact the only thing that stated about russia is that they would have the ability to affect some power grid for a couple of hours well that's the number of people using natural gas in the dakotas right now and in that minneapolis area they are a greater threat to collapsing the grid then the russians and the chinese the us media goes even further quoting officials are saying that russia has already compromised american infrastructure hacking its way in through a back door. well ben swan again agrees online systems are a bit funny. it fits with this idea that the russians number one have the ability to cause great harm to us and number two that the russians have great desire to cause harm to us right so that's that's kind of the narrative that's being pushed here but again if you if you really take this seriously and you say there is a threat to our power grids which i believe there absolutely is a threat to our power grids and to our natural gas systems because of the fact that everything is online and built through these computer systems now wouldn't
individual terror actors or individual hackers also be an equal or greater threat to nation states who are doing that why can't just the everyday hackers be able to get into these same systems so why isn't she talking about that and talking about not that russia is the threat but the system that we have built that allows anyone to access these very important infrastructures isn't that the threat. stories continue at the top of the hour. seemed wrong. just don't hold. any beliefs yet to shape out. to educate and in games from an equal trail. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground.
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him sophie shevardnadze yellow last protests paralyzed friends for weeks on end sending shock waves across europe. is this a new french revolution in the making or just a splash in the sand well i asked a former presidential candidate and founder of the solidarity in progress party. but. the streets of friendships. these yellow vests keeping up their vigilance clashing with police and others marching against illegal mayhem will the protests avoid the backlash can they find a way to really influence that country and where exactly do they want to take it. a former presidential candidate and a founder of the solidarity and progress party welcome to the show great to have you with us.