the government. couldn't hear. being made on the street. after the. war crimes. welcome to the program. as well as self-proclaimed. has appeared on american t.v. explaining how he intends to oust his country's president nicolas maduro and he did not rule out the possibility of using u.s. military support i just want to tell me where the u.s.
supports a u.s. military intervention we're doing everything to be able to put as much pressure as published so that we do not get that kind of a scenario in which nobody would wish to have. the u.s. back to venezuelan opposition leader brown's my daughter was regime a dictatorship or president maduro himself accusers why dose of attempting to stage a coup with washington's help and 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 dura regime has oppressed its people for years repressive regime of bashar al 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 for me 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 rule 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 oh my god. oh. oh oh oh oh oh oh oh. 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 will 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 a vase as 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 would be happy to get new guns that are going to spend its way down so much i think we make a request to the us he says to support us in logistical terms of communication with weapons so we can realize ten as well and freedom what we need is. 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 the other day but is that your dream which is all options always
all options are on the. you know what all of this was unintentional never planned we will stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow the government stocks we cannot resolve someone else's civil war through force is that also in the manual. following the washington's lead to the european union is also turning up the heat on venezuelan president nicolas maduro in brussels now lending its full support of why don't the e.u.'s foreign policy chief has outlined possible measures that could be taken against my daughter's government our correspondent peter all of our reports 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 out its problems using the mechanisms that already exist in the venezuelan constitution but while she was saying that 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 the sanctions targeted sanctions in place really that would be news unanimously recently and. 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 as well and people are illegal according to international law parliament passed a resolution on venezuela in its says that they recognize one quite though is 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 the european parliament is the first european institution to do this. nude asked member states to do the same as quickly as possible in order to ensure that we have a strong unified european position germany the u.k. and france that already said that they were going to give nicolas maduro 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 the 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 robin themselves together with glee and dissipating the windfall profits so with all eyes on venezuela these days my daughter is actually gaining international support as well china turkey and russia calling him the only legitimate leader and while the guy dos says he wants to solve the country's problems the russian ambassador to caracas alleges the opposition is putting its political ambitions
above everything else. the news was good. 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 up public opinion he 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. while hundreds of people took to the streets of athens on barcelona to declare their solidarity with the brain as well and. their rally outside the european union's headquarters demonstrators in athens marched to the parliament and the u.s. embassy carrying placards and venezuelan flags little analysts told us
international support should play a large role in venezuela it's very important to get the support of russia china turkey and many other countries as well for him 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 mention 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. while the e.u. and the u.s. are aligning when it comes to latin america things are different over the middle east and iran in particular france germany and the u.k.
a working out ways to dodge u.s. sanctions on trading with terror on having announced the launch of a special transaction channel on thursday. this is a disturbing france germany and the only kingdom as a nation of. stablished welcome to much and i believe will be essential for the full implementation of continued full implementation of the nuclear deal with. the new payment system called the interment 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 instructs would enable europe to continue buying it's all however process also as 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
fifteen nuclear deal with iran under the agreement sanctions were lifted in exchange for to run 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 scared in an incredible way the companies if you talk to them they are afraid by ricochet of being in the eye off the storm with the americans trying to make an example because that's what washington is going to do for example it will certainly pick up a few examples and 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 sticks them. on saturday france will
see more yellow vests 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. were deliberately chose the five two on the to 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 sit ins 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 go through all sized rubber bullets and has been causing serious injuries over the weeks of yellow vest
us that it couldn't hear the demands of the appeals being made on the streets but now i see i lost an eye that they are completely blind even on the base. so 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 protest with their parents so why call for an icky 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 tourists companies are doing by listening accommodations in disputed west bank settlements this has prompted one israeli minister to call for amnesty international to be banned from
the country israel has been illegally building settlements on palestinian land for decades but it's also. of thousands of palestinians. and israeli settlers who moved in these actions constitute war crimes the world's leading digital tourism companies promote settlements as tourist destination. expedia and trip advisor. hotels. attractions and tours in settlements in the report and the report international was online booking companies for offering hundreds of places to stay in settlements across the west bank and for failing to state that they are in disputed territories co-founder of the international solidarity movement adam shapiro says 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 ban amnesty 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 there being the activities in the occupied territories israel moved immediately to have them removed from the country so 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 banned. 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 has previously come under fire for the same thing is accused of failing to fulfill a promise to remove listings in disputed settlements back in november but other companies named 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 political are still to come here on this friday programme on r t a us lawyers acting for a russian businessman implicated in the probe have been denied access to key evidence in the case we'll try to assess why after a very quick. this
here with us today for the program another twist in america's model a probe into alleged russian collusion it's refusing to show evidence with the u.s. lawyers of one russian businessman who has been implicated. investor. the prospect of proof coming from the murder investigation on any collusion may never see the light of day 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 and sensitive for purposes 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 millo 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 line for all to see it was published on twitter by the account hacking redstone which has then been suspended a 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 twelve some outlets sent this unique bandwagon crashing down the hill this company when you hired a. law firm and was and has managed to essentially draw this out and use especially the legal system of the united states i guess the mother investigation so in histories paraded over the myriad of court cases where defendants would hire lawyers to world defend themselves against the accusations they pleaded not guilty to this one somehow stands out and what 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 docs to prigogine 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 typically rather eager to share their evidence there is a concept of disclosing information which tends to be exculpatory meaning information which tends to work to your defense or prosecutor must always provide information evidence to let you know defend it what you are being charged. 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 a he doesn't have any evidence b. there's something embarrassing me doesn't want you to see or see all of the above. all of the united states are currently in the grip of a deadly cold snap but some fear it's not just the record low temperatures that are leaving people. tonight the coldest air in a generation is poor across the upper midwest breaking low temperatures will make the next few days the coldest the region has seen the sake 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 of the natural gas lines just proofed 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 will the fear of opposable how could talk 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. china has the ability to launch cyber attacks that cause 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 so do the people who are using too much electricity during an event like what we're seeing right now 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 or the us media goes even further quoting officials are saying that russia has already compromised america's unethical grid hacking its way in through the back door was opened swan again says however that it's terrorists exploiting these finer abilities that people should really be worried about. wouldn't individual terror actors or individual actors also be an equal or greater threat to the nation states who are doing it why can't just the everyday hackers be able to get into these same systems so why isn't he 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 there are some of the top stories for this hour here on r.t. international the friday program just returned at about twenty five minutes you can join us. the country has gone into a nihilistic fever. thank god it hit the road and get out the traveling across america to find what makes america take the charlatans the genius. but essentially the american hero this is it we've come a point around which alan would have done something we always are on the margins something. called the culture is moving forty hours.
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hello and welcome to cross talk we're all things are considered i'm peter lavelle washington's force regime change strategy targeting venezuela continues. unabated everything is going to plan first sanction the country in ways that punish the poor second back a so-called interim president in caracas third deny the legitimate government of its export revenues is the use of force next. talking venezuela i'm joined by my guess i will never.