all going to do the things that need to be done to make sure that the ballots where the people's voice that democracy reigns and that there's a brighter future for the people of that as well as washington says it will take any action necessary to ensure what it says should be a transition to democracy in venezuela that is vital violence between pro and anti-government protesters shows no sign of abating also to come this hour an hour see the people now in a referendum rejected moving a u.s. military base from one part of the japanese island to another but locals are still concerned the relocation will go ahead anyway. the japanese government is pushing
through that construction by force there are many people protesting in every day and the u.s. president donald trump meets with the north korean leader kim jong un in vietnam this week we look at how annoyed is preparing for the some. close welcome just gone three pm here in moscow you're watching international now as tensions in venezuela intensify the u.s. says it will come to the aid of those wanting to do it by any means necessary secretary of state. self-proclaimed interim president and opposition leader. prepares to meet u.s. officials in colombia on monday. roger was the wonder standard that the venezuelan people have made it's days numbered continue to build up a global coalition to port to put force behind the voice which said every options
on the table we're going to do the things that need to be done well the recent turmoil in venezuela has been heightened by the debate over whether to allow u.s. aid into the country trucks of supplies have amassed on the country's border with colombia and brazil and this has led to clashes the checkpoints between opposition supporters and those loyal to the democratically elected president nicolas maduro at least four people have died with hundreds injured. i.
well written photographs of an a truck that had been set alight led to a wave of accusations against forces loyal to majority of the photo show opposition activists trying to put out the flames and salvaging aid from the burning vehicle however that an american t.v. has cast doubt on this narrative showing a video events emerge or of protesters throwing molotov cocktails in the direction of the trucks however some clear if the vehicles are actually part of the same convoy. was. was. was. now as the violence does intensify in the u.s. ramps up and seeming to it over rhetoric there are concerns that
a direct intervention in venezuela is now on the cards as nicky aaron reports. while aids is usually the case who alleviating suffering this weekend's events may be doing the exact opposite the determination to get washington's aid across the border in the face of president has refused or was it turns out the catalyst to push the delicate situation in venezuela into bloody clashes tons of u.s. aid had piled up at the venezuela border in what madeira had called a u.s. orchestrated show designed to induce international condemnation from the dozens of nations siding with the opposition leader. concerns that the aid deliveries could contain weapons were not completely unfounded given previous us and the bolivian president. evo morales concurred calling the cargo a trojan horse to provoke war so just how quaint those thought things are unfolding
when he issued an ultimatum is unclear rallying his supporters on mass to bring the u.s. trucks across the border is undoubtedly a for carious position to put people in especially when the military remains loyal to the president naturally it was altered in this. with the outlook for me looking increasingly bleak attention has now turned to those who continue to support him the venezuelan military are being urged to abandon their loyalties then choose the side of washington. venezuela's military has a choice embrace democracy protect civilians and irene humanitarian aid also more sanctions in isolation round of applause from the new commander in chief or anyone choosing to be on the right side of history because causing unnecessary pain and suffering is nowhere near as normally ating as the sight of u.s.
trucks going up in flames it seems. we denounce my refusal to let humanitarian assistance reach venezuela what kind of a sick tyrant stops food from getting to hungry people the images of burning trucks filled with aid are sickening their misgivings and finger pointing over who might be to blame for the burning trucks was quickly picked up on by venezuela's foreign minister who issued a stark reminder of his u.s. counterparts past his head at the cia secretary powell a specialist in false flag operations believes he fools the world with a truck burned in colombia by his own agents with tensions in venezuela wrangling for months quite as deadline was an opportunity to vent the result was all out chaos and confusion even forcing the red cross to call on unknown members of the crowd to stop wearing their insignia. we've learned that there are some people not
affiliated with the red cross colombia and red cross venezuela wearing red cross emblems at colombia venezuela and brazil venezuela border we urge them to stop doing this they might mean well but they risk jeopardizing our neutrality impartiality and independence as the situation intensified on the border president maduro called on his the porters to a mass on the streets of caracas where he vowed to defend but as ways and to alleviate him on the border while cutting all political and diplomatic ties with its neighbor to halt the border chaos. can continue supporting aggression from colombian territory so i've decided to cut political and diplomatic ties with the fascist colombian government and its ambassadors must leave in twenty four hours what next peace talks a truth. is calling on his vast international support system to up the ante all options are on the table a military conflict is increasingly becoming
a real possibility for as well is a country hanging by a thread a third so perilously delicate it could snap at any moment and when it does the outcome will be war no matter whether those u.s. trucks contained aid it weapons or whatever else there's little doubt that this special delivery from america has been instrumental tipping point for a country in crisis. mccarran there now at the weekend a benefit concert for venezuela was held in colombia near the border organized by the billionaire richard branson it was initially billed as a huge event an article by the washington post and first published actually said that two hundred thousand people were in attendance an updated version of the article then gave no attendance figures but said simply that the concert was massive and then a third remove all reference to the concert a tour was some have done independent analysis using satellite images of the concert site with one blog now suggesting that no more than twenty thousand people
could have been in attendance. but we spoke to the chief editor of the news website opera monday he says that washington has underestimated and support for him. i feel you know exist days have go too far clearly do it do the white house thought downfall would be a fast track operation but move forces. people off for him and his support is going as we could see thousands of people. believe. have aleutian right now up around police all. those who want to all who. is a direct foreign intervention in all leave this and democratic strategy and begin real talking to normalize full show and economic relationship with.
the us president donald trump a north korean leader kim jong il meeting in vietnam this week commenting on the upcoming summit russia's foreign minister expressed hope to be a breakthrough regarding denuclearization sergey lavrov also warned that ultimatums would not work. some with natural we are certain u.s. ultimatums will lead. us to. north korea completely eliminate everything related to nuclear weapons and only then discuss lifting sanctions well it will be tromping kim's second summit last summer they met in singapore in a speech last night trump said see we had good relations with kim adding though that he would not lift sanctions in pyongyang doesn't denuclearize coming summit is intended to tackle a wide range of security issues are now reports from the host city hanoi. perhaps it's still a bit too early to see a kim get together in washington or pyongyang so once again the organizers opted
for somewhere neutral. just by looking at the flag of communist vietnam it's immediately clear why chairman kim would certainly feel at home here. as we know the americans have their own special connection to this country but the leaders got installed with the vietnamese authorities before they even arrived or rather their almost famous look alike. anyway with the hot i wrote spinning spruced up for the big event the real kim has already hit the road he chose to get to vietnam via train and his people looked
thrilled to see him no wonder kim has given himself a nice long head start crossing all of china takes time when the leaders met for the first time just saying this. was enough to make the summit a real bombshell but no written or signed agreements came out of it how's that for a preemptive social media trick too great to steal me chairman kim realizes perhaps better than anyone else that without nuclear weapons his country could fast become one of the greatest economic power was anywhere in the world because of its location and people and him it has more potential for rapid growth than any other nation making the second summit work is a matter of procedure for donald trump but will it work the mega man might have. to give something up too could that mean less pentagon involvement in south korea mr
kim knows how to play on family guy trumps emotions too it's just been revealed he once said this to america's top diplomat mike compare i'm a father and husband and i have children and i don't want my children to care with a nuclear weapon on their back their whole life this week it's time for donald trump and kim john to do a bit more than just pose for the cameras or send each other romantic letters i've received two letters from chairman camp personal correspondence magnificent very strong letter form incredible letters it's time to agree on and cement something real which makes the vietnam chapter of the camp trump relationship even more unpredictable than when they first met even further well became. it is reported mentioned there has been deported from vietnam impersonator says annoy has no sense of humor he was removed from the country ahead of the summit trump's
doppelganger has been allowed to stay. we spoke to etic as they don't can the founder of lawyers a forty minute tries a shinin pace in korea he says that vietnam is a remarkable choice if any for the summit. why i think it's really interesting that they're meeting in vietnam a country that we killed millions of people and had a horrific war after the korean war and a country in which we have formal diplomatic relations now a lot of trade and the u.s. president is comfortable going there for a summit vietnam i think was something very perhaps symbolic to the koreans it would provide a certain level to kim jong un to travel there to your more comfortable there it's an odd choice if. we're not going to make a deal because i mean it took hundreds of beatings to have a deal in the end the vietnam war and people back in their bed again in paris over
and over and over again until the paris accords finally ended that war but you know so it is an example of a wong. durance race that we're facing. represents or is it really the idea that you can have economic success and be able to make peace with people who've been there at least for a song log it's a very powerful symbol. the people of all can our in a referendum have rejected moving a u.s. military base from one part of the japanese island to another it is one of thirty two american sites on the island construction work at the planned new location for the base in question has already begun and despite the referendum result prime minister shinzo abyei looks set to push ahead with the mix. we cannot avoid the necessity of moving food said to be the most dangerous place in the world we cannot
put this off any longer for the base in question is situated situated and surrounded by schools hospitals and shops under a deal with the us it's being moved to a less populated part of the island in the north called but residents there are not happy they say the old pay should simply be shut down and not replaced. i've heard that this referendum has no legal basis but there are many people protesting in every day i hope this referendum will be a show of support to them. when reclamation has already begun the japanese government is pushing through the construction by force of i'm against the construction of a new base because the base is man for war that's why i'm against the. war u.s. service personnel stationed in japan were reportedly involved in almost ten thousand accidents and crimes between two thousand and four and twenty thirteen
around half the incidents were on orcon hour and one of the most notorious cases did happen back in one thousand nine hundred five when three u.s. sailors kidnapped and raped a twelve year old girl we spoke to katherine jane fisher she's a rights activist who says that she was right in two thousand and two near a u.s. base near tokyo she thinks that relocating this one in particular an orca now won't help solve anything. most of the american bases are situated on no island seventy percent of the bases on okinawa and that island is so small so you can imagine we have a lot of united states military servicemen there when they drink too much of a hole or if they commit crimes they can easily escape justice as in my case you know the man who raped me i had to look for him myself in ten years because the japanese government and the american military would not help so the more bases that are going to be in you know what we need to work out ways that they can very kate
these crimes so it's now time for the voices to be heard about how they do not want any more rapes in crimes you know murders against gay people we have had to seven over seventy years seven decades of these crimes happening and what is being done to stop that you know we just had another. the woman who was murdered you know over a year or so ago doesn't matter where they're going to put the base there's always going to be some kind of crime that they'll need to tackle and how are they going to do when someone else is diverted when someone else is killed. you're watching out international back with more news just off the press. join me every thursday on the alec simon show and i'll be speaking to guest of the
world of politics sports business i'm showbusiness i'll see that. syria when a pullout well doesn't mean a pull out also venezuela how's that regime change going and the boche story no news breaks it and much much more on this edition of crossfire. my thought of could be this that i will accept the idea of course this would be ocean without by listening as they've done the border the sixty seven was there was about as it's covered or we are going to be slipping i underline the snipping and go one step below i underline the only thing which means that we will be living living in it define one is did situation therefore to slide will find itself neither jewish as they claim nor do i woke up because they're clear.
again now a former senior correspondent at the us t.v. network c.b.s. alleges that the majority of the american media is biased. or says that she has behind it for expressing that view. i know they're going to come after me again and i'm not the only one if there are any journalists who are not beating the same drum and giving the same talking points then we pay the price while in an interview on a podcast she said that the main problem with the us media is that it leans far too you heavily to the left and this in turn she says leads to sacrifices in order to see and the lack of representation of other views been part of this for all my life i'm forty seven now and i've been a journalist since i was seventeen and in the media everywhere is mostly liberal
mark just in the us but in this country eighty five percent of journalists are registered democrats so that's just a fact most journalists are left or liberal or democrat or whatever word you want to give it how do you know you're being lied to how do you know you're being manipulated how do you know there's something not right with the coverage when they simplify it all and there's no gray is no gray it's all one way. well logan's podcasts there was mocked by some who claim that she can't be trusted because of her involvement in a dubious report on benghazi back in twenty thirteen others have alleged she simply can't find a job with the quote legitimate outlets she slams as biased well logan left her post of chief foreign affairs correspondent for c.b.s. where she had worked for sixteen years she also hosted their popular program sixty minutes for a stint which aired the floor twenty thirteen benghazi report just mentioned gary
sheffield from the accuracy in media agrees with logan. they're very reflective of reality i'm glad that someone working for a mainstream organization whose family well and to be open and honest so i think that many conservatives such as myself we've been really looking for honest truth tellers like laura logan to just bring some reality into the conversation a lot of conservatives huge and a study that showed that the vast majority of republicans believe that they should be and do not understand people like we see over and over again should journalists having to retract their stories or to correct their stories so if the mainstream media really wants to improve our country they need to be more alanson the reporting among the outlets alleged with a liberal bias are the new york times the huffington post and also c.b.s. curry sheffield again says the media has long been leaning left. around seventy five seventy seven percent of americans believe that the mainstream media creates
some form of news and a big part of what they said was was what they were failing to report about lara logan pointed out that the problem of the balance is so skewed to allow that my take is that if you have a bias then you should be willing to accept it and don't pretend that you don't have a bias. now a new u.n. report says the twenty eighteen was the deadliest year in a decade for civilians in afghanistan some four thousand paid. we're killed the report says increased terrorist activity as well as afghan and u.s. military operations are to blame for the spike in civilian fatalities meanwhile a fifth round of peace talks between the taliban and the u.s. is being held in katter on monday and he's not against the reports. after almost two decades of war war stops being special it becomes normal like a habit and you know how hard it is to kick the habit same thing here fifth
round of talks between the taliban and the us lots of hope and lots of pessimism the movie peace but the peace will not hold for long if the taliban bypasses local commanders and fighters ideas and views it would be much better that the taliban include some important and effective local taliban commanders in the negotiating team there's history to these talks when the doha meet she couldn't hush hush all the united states and the taliban they had gold and they bartered and apparently agreed on a u.s. troop withdrawal and then it all collapsed when the united states demanded that the afghan government which the taliban despisers also participate there's a discussion but this discussion needs to be shared back to discussion that does not involve the region we will not trust if we don't get all the pieces right one
piece alone doesn't suffice russia which has a huge stake in ending this war also tried to help in early february the then head of the taliban's political faction came here to moscow to take part in another round table but all of them you will hold after the foreign forces leave our country the afghans won't have any reason to fight each other because we are a united fraternal people it was big eleven country. he's participated in these talks even the afghan opposition came taliban was there the u.s. remained aloof and surprisingly with observer status watching in paranoid suspicion russia is again trying to model the u.s. backed peace process and the political situation in afghanistan so here we are round five new talks the taliban's new political head freshly released from
a pakistani jail is going to attend same topics really but sees for the u.s. troop withdrawal and again washington will try to get the afghan government involved just as problematic is see the taliban is fractured it has its own factions and centrists and extremists and they all want something different the peace or religious law for the crazies death to america and if they don't get what they want talks and negotiations be damned if we're not respected by our leadership and political leaders of the taliban maybe the footy will continue under a different name or by joining islamic state or against the of their women afghanistan is in the grip of a humanitarian crisis and we heard from anthony neal of the norwegian refugee council he was in kabul. and what we're seeing on the ground is a is
a backward trend where all parties in the conflict are increasingly neglecting civilian lives in pursuit of military objectives we'd like to emphasize that firstly it's a responsibility of all of those engaged in the conflict to protect civilians under international law all in any conflict have to take concrete steps to prevent and mitigate against civilian hall now is an aussie we work in communities to help them plan full and to help them better respond in case of emergency hoppin so in case there is fighting in that believes they are prepared that they can they can leave or that be can employ their own safety mechanisms we want to emphasize to all parties of the conflict that protection of civilians has to stop with that well what was definitely seeing on the ground is an increased number of people fleeing their homes over the last three years almost two million people have been forced from their homes as a result of the conflict in fact face five thousand people just in the last two
months to being forced from their homes we're not yet seeing these people leaving the country and we're seeing the bay much people being displaced internally and that is the trap for this adding to get they plenty stories for you to get a website and find that the took. one else seems wrong. but all just all. the world yet to see her out just. after. and in detroit because the trail. went something like themselves worlds apart wait just a little common ground. you
know world of big partisan movies lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the bath and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks. we came here where did you work before you came here when you live well death row in many us states capital punishment is still practiced convicted prisoners can spend years waiting for execution but most of the time the victims' families they are very much in favor of the death penalty there are some people because of what they did have given up their rights as live among us somebody even proven innocent up to years on death row and how many more
exonerations is it going to take before we as a society realize that this is not working and we actually do something about. allowing welcome to cross talk where all things are considered i'm peter lavelle syria when a pullout well doesn't mean a pullout also venezuela how is that regime change going and the boche story known as brags that and much much more on this.