g 7 what is the lay of the land calls for unity demonstrate the opposite also iran is again in the spotlight just what is trumps foreign policy in this. us presidential hopeful fails to make it through to the next round of democratic debates despite becoming the most searched for candidates online she's now questioning the d.n.c. selection process. in other news a french to appeal after losing his battle to protect people in his village from pesticides we get reaction from locals. i think the government isn't doing its job they're the 1st to say that there should be no path to sites but they did nothing with the in the past the sites we did during tests and the amount of pesticides we found was alarmingly high. group of military experts is pushing the pentagon to
come clean over the number of u.s. bases overseas they claim current because of the hugely understated. we are surprised sometimes when young men and women are killed in places no one even knew that we had a military installation they are. very good evening to. see internet. one of the most popular democratic presidential hopefuls has failed to qualify for the next round of t.v. debates why representative was the most searched for candidates wrong google following the last 2 t.v. showdowns this time around though the d.n.c. has said that she's failed to meet the required criteria and that's something that is called into question. the whole process really lacks transparency. people
deserve having that transparency because ultimately it's the people who will decide who our democratic nominee will be an ultimate lee who our next president commander in chief will be and when you see that lack of transparency it creates you know a lack of faith and trust in the process it's primetime television if you want to be anybody in the democratic party you better make sure you get on the stage at the presidential debates so what do you need to do to make it 2 things 1st get over 130000 unique donations to get at least 2 percent in a national poll but here's where it gets tricky not every poll is the same and if the democratic national committee doesn't like you they can reject the poll results that show things in your favor now tulsa gabbert has met the donations threshold he's got over 2 percent 126 different national polls however the democratic national committee says that doesn't count they have their certified list sure it's important of that information it's being provided but let's take
a quick look at some of the polls that were rejected politico the economist reuters if these widely respected outlets and news agencies aren't credible in america then who is polling in the united states there is a club. a network of close associates and friends and they frown upon those polls that are either new or are now members of the club or the association so i would certainly speculate that has something to do with that it is a partisan organization the democratic national committee so any poll say that may have a tradition of leaning republican or not considered to be in the mainstream of democratic artists and ship you know would be would be ruled out even the polls deemed credible. the democratic party have a margin of error of between 2 and 6 percent and when the criteria for being in the
debates is only 2 percent a margin of error like that is a pretty big deal so tulsa gabbert could have between 0 and 7 percent support among american voters now keep in mind there are over 200000000 people who are registered to vote in the united states of america so what's the difference between 0 and $14000000.00 well whatever it is it is apparently not important to the democratic national committee there is a margin of sampling error so if the margin of error is plus or minus 4 percent what is 2 percent in the polls if if it's 1.51 percent that the candidate has then does get rounded up to 2 percent whereas the 1.44 percent which is meaningless one can argue the democratic national committee is a private organization we can establish our own rules but then they also have to be
open to the charges by somebody else again burke who says this doesn't smell like it's fair and frankly i agree with their i don't think it's mills that is fair now the d.n.c. doesn't exactly have a reputation for impartiality and fairness leaked e-mails in 2016 show that the democratic party leaders were working pretty hard to defeat bernie sanders and make sure that it was hillary clinton who ultimately took on donald trump now after the outrage in 2016 the new democratic party chair tom perez promised to empower grassroots activists i am more committed than ever before to restoring votes is faith in the democratic process because even the perception of impartiality unfair advantage undermines our ability to win that is unacceptable to that end the new d.n.c. under my leadership is committed to the tosk of making sure that all 2020 nominating process will be unquestionably fair and. transparent so as the list of candidates
gets whittled down to one final nominee voters will have to decide as to whether mr pereira's is living up to his promise. r.t. new york. the meantime another democratic 2020 presidential hopeful bernie sanders has come under fire for mark made about china u.s. senator praised beijing's efforts to reduce poverty and that prompted condemnation from politicians and the media. explains. it's the strangest thing there is bernie sanders one of the leading democrat candidates for the nomination and that of the blue the goose that does something that new god fearing american should ever do said something almost complimentary about china. is a country that is moving unfortunately going to war with north korea where you have the directions but what we have to say about china in fairness to china and its
leadership is of i'm not mistaken they have made more progress in addressing the extreme poverty. than any country in the history of civilization bad bernie good thing there are patriotic journalists free media and honest politicians to remind me that it's not nice to say nice things about china it was seen as bernie basically praising the chinese communist party you know which is probably killed more than any other regime on earth do you think this will be a problem for him going into the general election i think. as we think than it was a wild way to answer that question well the chinese socialists killed millions of poor people so there's that dead people are poor just dead they call that the great leap forward and after that they used a tool that bernie despises capitalism i wish there was a visual metaphor for bernie's argument. i just have to
keep watching i don't know why just to bring everyone up to speed what bernie meant is near enough 40 years ago about 9 out of every 10 people in china lived in poverty 9 out of 10 today 2009 seed it's one in 100 people one person in every 100 that's below the poverty line is that it's. sounding yes the great news for a 1000000000 people yeah but it's china if we lived in a fair world that send them a congratulation note and flowers but we don't if china does something bad to raise hell about it does something good very well ignore it oh in russia don't forget brought here if they want to join us are knocking out isis that is just fine as far as i'm concerned worked together to beat
a monstrous group that's killed untold thousands and so on terror worldwide work together not a few are a god fearing american donald trump believes that russia is our great ally against isis in syria but what russia is doing in syria is setting up missiles that only shoot down planes which isis does not have i think it's incredibly naive to think that vladimir putin would do anything in the us press interest and then you may run among us presidents for getting things like when jimmy carter praised yes praised hugo chavez but no you didn't really praise him but just to close we came to know a man who expressed a vision to bring profound changes to his country to benefit is specially those people who had felt neglected and marginalized and once again the free media and patriots had to remind mr carter that chavez is bad and venezuela
together with china and russia iran may be a little north korea definitely geez bernie better grab a pen them and more than a baddies and even if they do what america does you can't compare the 2 because you actually can't compare them it's entirely possible and even reasonable but because just don't. found out when asked by a journalist about president vladimir putin being a killer to other killers killers why you think our country so well isn't wrong. well it's technically right but it's not what america wants to hear one patriotic american or to it and no i don't know there's any equivalent i do think america is exceptional america is different i think there's a clear distinction here and when you're exceptional you don't have to make sense
you are just special you do bernie and be quite so nice here. french marius lost his fight to protect people in his village from perth the sides of the he banned the use of court and over ruled him he's now appealing the decision but this case has inspired others across france to take similar action explains. this tiny breton village of language it has found itself at the center of controversy in the battle over the pesticides in may the local mayor to quote some saw as being a bold decision to ban the use of pesticides within $150.00 metre cordon of the village farming the unions were furious and the matter ended up in court now the man daniel coeff had his ban overturned but the debacle is now shining a light on the deep political contradictions surrounding pesticides in france where
president mark korn praised his intentions for tackling phosphate a burning issue over health concerns he said the solution was not to issue a decree that doesn't comply with the law for macko if that's a double standard. i don't understand what is happening micron and the ecology minister said that i am right and doing a good thing to protect my people but in the meantime i'm facing court. for a decision to keep pesticides at a distance of 150 meters i don't understand politics now it seems the decision by the court to take his ban all pesticides was illegal has also earned good residence in this usually sleepy village. to children with. lots of fields around long where and it's important health matter for us especially for children we breed the in the press the sites we did your intestine the amount of best sites we found was alarmingly high even though we eat organic and we grow
some of our own food that is also organic. i think the government isn't doing its job they're the 1st to say that there should be no path to sites but they do nothing but coupons shows we are in a small village that is close to a farm an area we need to protect people too we never know what kind of health issues could be created by pesticides so i think the decision by the mayor was intelligent and he needed to make a decision to protect the people but now he has difficulties with the justice system the world health organization has said gleich phosphate often used to weed killer probably causes cancer well gov phosphate has hit the headlines over health concerns much corn had promised to ban the use of phosphate by 2021 that provoked an outcry by farmers in unions who said they needed an alternative mark and then pushed the ban back to the following year when the current license will
expire now across france the ban imposed by mcewan has gained traction he may have lost the 1st battle in court but now around 20 other matters have followed his lead banning the use of pesticides close to homes while farmers off the juris cry these bans as being politically motivated saying that they are getting on the environmental bandwagon ahead of my oral elections. mayors are already thinking of the next election environmentalists are wreaking havoc on our agriculture and our only factories floundering unless these mayors are outstanding scientists they are taking advantage of people's fear to make this kind of decision which is good for their images protectors of the environment and the population but it seems the government has been backed into a corner there must be a minimum distance between residential areas and best decides brain i will advise
in the coming days farming unions and the companies that produce pesticides are sure to have something to say about that but so too does make us who believes that these things all the only way to protect people who live in their farms which use pesticides otherwise he says their health is screwed so all it even ski for altie lang go it in pretty. yemen civil war is turning ever more fractured and strange the country's government has accused its ally the united arab emirates of bombing its troops the u.a.e. denies the claim saying its move was in self-defense against an alleged attack. they've committed themselves to injustice aggression and using armed forces against the yemeni people in the southern governor rates using the u. e's military arsenal in order to divide our country i call on riyadh to intervene
to stop these breaks and intrusion the recent aggravation in offensives against the arab coalition forces and civilians poses a menacing threats the security of the coalition. will countries commonly splits between the oppose the government and are believed to be backed by iran government aligned coalition forces at the same time abu dhabi supports and trains southern separatists who previously fought against who through rebels in the north and the separatists they want southern yemen to become an independent states this countering the yemeni government all these conversations come amid one of the world's biggest humanitarian crises. was.
found. writer and commentator bari atwan thinks that the crisis among the coalition forces could have serious consequences on the situation in yemen. i believe it is extremely dangerous development that's how the. united arab emirates have been solid allies and this yemen war for the last 5 years so when they actually split after the united arab emirates decided to
pull some or most of its troops from yemen this means that the collapse of this correlation between the 2 partners and this war and the most they did is think also there are not actually separated but there are fighting each other there is a war by proxy between united arab emirates and saudi arabia and aden and particularly and nobody anticipated this kind of the development so if it does continue i believe they're both is in the north will be the main winner in this case and this could be that near the end of that yemen war. donald trump has announced plans to slash by half the number of u.s. troops stationed in afghanistan with further withdrawals dependent on the outcome of peace talks with the taliban. we're going down to 8600 and then we make
a determination from them as to what happens we'll make a determination but we're going down to 8600 we're bringing it down we have a very well controlled. after nearly 18 years of war there are currently around $14000.00 u.s. troops in afghanistan even if after now pulled out it's unclear when the u.s. would fully withdraw and it remains vague just how the situation would change in the region back in 2017 there were $8400.00 soldiers stationed in afghanistan that number well it's since almost doubled and longstanding plans to withdraw all troops from the country starting next month we will be able to remove $10000.00 of our troops from afghanistan by the end of this year and we will bring home a total of $33000.00 troops by next summer fully we're covering the surge i announced at west point after this initial reduction our troops will continue
coming home at a steady pace by 2014 this process of transition will be complete in the afghan people will be responsible for their own security at least expert alyce thinks that the complete withdrawal of u.s. troops from afghanistan cannot be expected any time soon. trump is being subject to some significant pressures within america pressures from the deep state there are close allies to tromp in the republican party who have voiced their objection to any complete withdraw i refer here to lindsey graham of the well known republican senator who was also closely allied with trumpet lindsey graham has been very vocal in saying that deal with should not completely withdraw in fact we had an article in new york times with the former a year where survives chief of staff jack keane in that article graham and mccain said that the withdrawal shouldn't be a withdrawal which is or which meets the conditions of the taliban and shouldn't be
there for a. process which only sort of survives the demands of the poly ban but should satisfy the demands of america or meet the american conditions so we do have these war loan figures within the united states who have clearly objected to a complete withdrawal have been very vocal in that and it appears that board trump has succumbed to those pressures. a group of military experts is calling on congress to force the disclosure of the number of u.s. bases overseas in the letter they describe the information currently provided by the pentagon as being limited and frequently incomplete. the pentagon's annual abase structure report provides some information about the number and size of base sites overseas however it fails to report on dozens of well known installations in countries worldwide and frequently provides incomplete or inaccurate data many
suspect the pentagon does not know the true number of installations abroad. michael spoke here in the studio with retired u.s. army colonel and. the right who thinks that u.s. citizens should know whether the military is. there we're seeing this letter requiring asking the pentagon to be more transparent about its u.s. overseas bases why did you choose to sign that leathered well i'm a u.s. army colonel i spent 29 years in the u.s. military and i think it's very important that american citizens know how many bases we have where they are and how much it costs to run them most americans don't realize we have over 800 bases now and that we have new bases that are being established particularly in africa do you think that this is a problem that's specific to the u.s. do you think other countries are more transparent about the amount of bases they have well there are very few countries have bases outside their own countries i
mean the u.k. has the french have some russia has a few mini china has a few not many but it's primarily the united states overwhelmingly has the overseas bases or bases in other people's countries in that letter it says that there are some $800.00 insulation throughout the world and those roughly cost u.s. taxpayers about $20000000000.00 per year but you're implying in this letter that that's not an accurate number how much bigger do you think is the actual amount of money that is used from u.s. taxpayers well we think it may be double that up to $15000000000.00 that are being spent by the u.s. government to. equip train have military operations for. men and women in our military and also department of defense affiliates that are assigned to these bases you know we have large numbers of bases still in germany and japan and south korea but most people don't realize that we now have some in
eastern europe right on the border. of russia and in fact the military exercises that the united states is have has been having both in eastern europe and in scandinavia is one of the concerns that we who signed that letter have do you think that disclosing such information as the number of military entities abroad will enhance u.s. national security or could it be a risk is that why it's not necessarily about transparent well that's probably what the pentagon will be saying but we would say as citizens we need to know where our military is we are surprised sometimes when young men and women are killed in places and no one even knew that we had a military installation there officials say the some 800 u.s. installations a location up to 80 countries around the world with the signatories of the lettuce a number could be hugely understated and they insist the special report should be included in the 2020 national defense authorization act it's meant to increase transparency and avoid excessive military expenditure. it i spoke with
investigative journalist david swanson who thinks that it's normal for taxpayers to want to know where the money's going. but u.s. does something very strange because it both brags about its reach and its extent and its dominance of the world and tries to hide it and cover it up so if you watch a sports event on t.v. in the united states they thank the troops for watching for 175 countries and there's lots of celebration of that the but if you ask in washington d.c. exactly where are the bases and what are they costing and what purpose are they there for it's very hard to get answers if this is not a radical claim or a proposal that the u.s. public ought to know where it's paid for what and how much it's a you know what the purpose of those things is if you're going to wage all these wars and extend all these bases in the name of democracy why not have a little bit of democracy around the issue. and finally this hour some of the
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hello and welcome to cross talk or all things are considered i'm peter lavelle post g 7 what is the lay of the land calls for unity demonstrate the opposite also iran is again in the spotlight just what is foreign policy in this volatile region. cross talking some real news i'm joined by my guest going deeson he is a professor at the higher school beacon omics as well as author of the case of western civilization and resurgence of russia we also have to meet. he's a political analyst and editor at me internet media project and in london we crossed alexander mackerras is a writer on legal affairs as well as the editor in chief of the duran dot com crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump in in any time you want and i'm very happy to be back from vacation and i'm glad that have all 3 of us on this program today.