deadlock $2.00 israel is on course for yet another alexion stalemates with prime minister netanyahu currently lugging a seat behind centrist. coalition. neither of enough for a majority. to assemble a strong zionist government i intend to speak with everyone starting tonight to work to form a broad unity government. coming up while saudi arabia tries to establish exactly who was. devastating drone attacks on its oil facilities the us sticks to hasty accusations pinning the blame firmly on. the new york
times faces a publishing an excerpt from a forthcoming book about the alleged sexual misconduct of u.s. supreme court judge brett kavanaugh leaving important details about. one minute past 5 pm here in the russian capital vis whedon's day september the 18th welcome to our to international i mean and o'neill. with more than 90 percent of the vote counted the fate of israel's prime minister hung's in the balance this wednesday binyamin netanyahu party currently trails rival benny gantz by one seat in the 2nd parliamentary election this year in any case neither have enough to form a government which means yet more protracted coalition talks lie ahead earlier kevin owen got some background from r.t. correspondent course it's all off. this vote was largely viewed not as
a general election but as a vote of confidence for netanyahu and mind that not for his party but for him personally and that is important because the whole the reason why these elections happened is because netanyahu couldn't form a government after the elections in april so he called for another elections and during the containing some of his policies the policies that he personally proposed they managed to a alienate some of his former allies and be gave a boost to his rivals also at the same time this adds up to the corruption charges he could still be indicted on 3 in 3 cases for so what if the campaign what did he promise the public that didn't seem to go down so well he drove a very hard bargain when it comes to the right wing agenda being very pro jewish kind of anti arab i should say because he talked about an exciting settlements in the west bank and in the jordan valley he times and times again raised questions
about the loyalty of the arab community and effectively he ruled out any possibility of forming a coalition with a force that will puts forward the interests of an arab minority. in the coming days will convene negotiations to assemble a strong zionist government to prevent a dangerous and to zionist government. will not and cannot be a government that leans on iraq and to sign this passes so as to the early days are still an exit polls but how is it looking that the arab minority voters voted it's very indicative case of how benjamin netanyahu is rhetoric blew in his face more arabs showed up at the polls and cause an effect here and more seats for the pro arab party they are in fact are coming in 3rd in the race right now too soon yet still to talk about coalition building but i bet it's always going on behind the scenes benny gantz is the key rival of benjamin netanyahu and he. he has a sort of
a personal problem with the incumbent prime minister but he has already said that he's ready to form a coalition with any political force the likud party included i intend to speak with everyone starting tonight we will work to form a broad unity government that will express the will of our. i would like to focus on a man who could be the king maker a liberal man an ally turned rival and all of that because of benjamin netanyahu who's very favorable views and very favorable policies towards the ultra orthodox parties to have authored the jews exempt from military service and as for what is going to happen next the president of israel and admittedly a man a person we don't talk much we don't hear much about he is going to choose he's going to choose a man that most worthy of forming a coalition and in his opinion and we'll see where it goes from there. you know
we've been getting losses on this throughout the day including from michel barack who believes that for mr netanyahu doesn't have any viable options for a coalition. the ironic thing is the last election which was a few months ago and to now had really all the options in the world he could have formed a right of center government a narrow one with about 61 seats or he could have sat down with benny gantz and had a unity government with 70 and added more parties he chose to do neither he wasn't successful in either called for new elections now what it appears is i would say it's the final countdown to the end of the career of that and you know he's talking about a narrow right of center zionist government you know a narrow government and many gods is sounding like a leader unifying the people the will of the people he's going to talk to all the parties most of the parties that have run from the left blue and white to the labor party to the democratic camp party all of them has said will join
a national unity government with the likud even we just won't do it with netanyahu and you know for most israeli politicians and many and many of the israeli people as damaged goods. ok let's move the program on saudi arabia is set to and find a u.n. experts to join an investigation into who attacked its major oil facilities on saturday while the gulf monarchy wants waits to apportion blame the u.s. president wants the other side of the coin has already been quick off the mark to accuse iran let's go through what we know here or oil refining and saudi arabia has been a result of the attack on 2 major state run facilities the u.s. claims it was a result of drone strikes launched from southern iran that's the spying to humans who they think they did it on to rather strongly denying their involvement killam up and looks washington's quickfire allegations. now the trumpet ministration says that it knows for sure who was responsible for the recent attack on saudi arabian
oil facilities well kind of try and decode these recent statements from the president you see. looking that way will have some pretty good. having some very strong studies done but it's certainly looking that way at this moment and. we'll let you know soon as we find out definitively we'll let you know but it does look that way and then just half a minute later you think that iran is responsible but i think i did. say that we think we know who it was but i didn't see anybody just crystal clear no ambiguity there well on saturday u.s. secretary of state mike pompei o said that he was absolutely sure of who did it within hours of the attack we cool on all nations to publicly unequivocally condemn iran's a tux the united states will work with our partners and allies to ensure that energy markets remain most supplied on iran is held accountable for its aggression so on saturday iran absolutely did it
a few days later well i will get back to you on that now is it a little bit disturbing that the white house knows the less about the attack as time goes on not more but we've been here before on april 4th 2718 there was a chemical incident in syria the next day the white house was pointing fingers today's chemical attack in syria against innocent people including women and children is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world these heinous actions by the bizarre al assad regime are a consequence of the past administrations weakness and a resolution the syrian skyline was lit up with the fireworks of 59 cruise missiles however a year later james madison was then the u.s. secretary of defense says they really weren't sure who did it. we have other reports from the battlefield from people who claim it's been used we do not have
evidence of it so they had a smoking gun evidence at 1st but then they left it in the elevator or they dropped it in the bus over these things happened right remember back in february when a humanitarian aid truck was burned on the border with venezuela mike pence the us vice president spoke up immediately saying who was to blame the tyrants in caracas daunce this is henchmen murdered civilians and burned food medicine heading to venezuelans saturday was tragic for the families of those killed and suffering venezuelans but it was just one more day in venezuela's journey from tyranny to freedom madeira must go on a video emerged telling a completely different story and it wasn't so cut and dry. as responsible for creating the conditions of violence his thugs denied the entry of tons of food and medicine while thousands of courageous violence is so to save code and deliver aid to venezuelan families. remember saddam hussein and his weapons of mass destruction or should i say or lack thereof well they want to head in bombed iraq anyway but
they put on a show at the un in the hopes of convincing the audience 1st iraqi cleric 8500 liters of anthrax unscom estimates that saddam hussein could have produced 25000 liters whatever happened to the good old days of evidence investigation and solid proof now the rule seems to be act 1st think later and then justify your actions afterwards with 144 characters of tough talk on twitter. r.t. new york. moving on a new tell all book about allegations of alleged sexual harassment by a u.s. supreme court justice brett couple being previewed in the new york times but the paper's facing a buck plus for a partly taking things out of context and have a tranquil spring reading between the lines. if you're kind of sick of hearing the same story all over again like the president called this or that media nothing but
junk or you're glad you haven't heard the name brand cavanaugh and something related to his genitals for a while i'm really sorry i don't think they'll do it but they should for the good of the nation i call for the resignation of everybody here to do york times involved. yeah which is once again one of the biggest stories in the land of trump and co vs the liberals here we go so 2 times journalists wrote a book and had a preview published in the sunday paper what's being teased are 2 previously reported alleged cases of sexual harassment by brad cavanaugh now a supreme court justice from his years at yale. a freshman named brett kavanaugh pulled down his pants and thrust his penis. swatted away and inadvertently touchett. a classmate manx t.
assume mr cavanaugh with these pants down at a different drunken dorm party with friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student now that is gross if it's found mr cavanaugh was really up to all that surely he must face severe consequences although for now these are just lines from a book not something put forward by let's say the folks from the justice department but if you pick almost any one of the democratic presidential candidate lineup they've made up their minds on what should be next for kavanaugh confirmation is not exoneration and these news revelations that disturb him like the man who appointed him cavanaugh should be impeached he was put on due course through a sham process and his plays into court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice he must be impeached. it is more clear than ever that brett kavanaugh lied under oath he should be impeached. i stand with survivors and countless other
americans in calling for impeachment proceedings to begin but dig a bit deeper and perhaps trump's latest rant at the n.y.t. isn't so wide off the mark there could have been a bit of a problem with their journalistic ethics you see some conservative folks got an advanced copy of the book and realized something rather important was dropped in the times' teaser the book notes quietly that the woman max steer named as having been supposedly victimized by cavanagh in france denies any memory of an alleged event seems i don't know significant it was then the paper's turn to do something about it after a while here's what they came up with an earlier version did not include one element of the book's account regarding an assertion by classmate that friends of brett kavanaugh pushed his penis into the hand of a female student at a drunken dorm party the book report of the female student declined to be
interviewed and friends say that she doesn't recall the incident that information has been added to the article. the authors were bound to be asked why the central piece of the puzzle was missing and your draft of the article didn't include those words that have since been added to the article into it so somewhere in the editing process those words were no i mean i think what happened actually was that you know we had her name and you know the times doesn't usually include the name of rectum and so i think in this case the editors felt like maybe it was probably better to remove it and in removing her name they removed the other reference to the fact that she didn't remember that they could have done a good job at protecting the victim or they could have messed the whole thing up wildly because no matter what's not in the article they say her name is in the book or maybe mr trump was right and they didn't want to read the story of that extra spice and left out the crucial bit on purpose what if the woman doesn't even consider herself
a victim she reportedly says she doesn't remember anything like this oh god. his genitals liberal media. watch this space my friends still clinton had on the program including conflict on consequences in cash or a look at the latest renewed attention in the disputed territory. to the controversial partition 70 years ago. yeah b.o.c. exit from feel it's happening. big countries accumulate big positions and goal that's an exit for all. because we know that over the past 300 years no fear bloody .
politicians to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president and you. want to. have to go right to the press that's like. 3 in the morning can't be good. i'm interested in the why. this should. join me every day. i'm sure. i'll see you. in india saying pakistan controlled kashmir should be considered part of its own
territory the indian foreign minister also expressed hope that one day they would have physical jurisdiction over the region pakistan and india have been at loggerheads over kashmir for more than 70 years since they failed to agree on the borders drawn up during the british partition of india. it used to be one country under british rule which communities of differing religions live side by side for generations but 70 years ago independence all the region splits into india and pakistan in a process that went down in history books as the partition and so did the man who hurriedly true the border the. in 1947 the dying days of the british empire weakened by the 2nd world war india became a burden london was also unable to counter the growing independence movement led by matt maganda to fix it britain appointed lord louis mountbatten as the last viceroy
of india he made it clear it was not his dream job. i am prepared to accept the job only on one condition india must be granted independence by july 948 and i will not stay there a day longer. once he arrived though he decided he couldn't wait that long it needed to be sorted more quickly in just 5 weeks to be precise enter lord cyril radcliffe a british lawyer who had never set foot in india he was tasked with drawing a line between the most cohesive muslim and hindu populated areas just like mountbatten radcliff 2 found india not to his liking. it was impossible to undertake the field survey in june because of the heat so how does anyone who's not familiar with the situation on the ground decide where the border is going to be well studied the maps obviously it's all in there the demographics the religious majority it's also simple isn't it but the areas with the majority of muslims in
pakistan and the hindus in india problem solved right if the aspirations of some people had not been fulfilled the fold must be found in political arrangements with which i'm not concerned the radcliffe line was only revealed to the people the day before independence and scenes of celebration were replaced with fear and confusion as millions woke up on the wrong side of the border the partition and the radcliffe line led to unprecedented violence resulting in up to a 1000000 deaths so how did it all go wrong many areas had equal numbers of muslims and hindus radcliffe also didn't take the sikhs into account and he never. even heard of kashmir. i was not even aware of kashmir i heard about it long after i returned to london both lord mountbatten and lord radclyffe made a swift exit from the heat leaving millions of people to deal with their quick and toxic solution for generations to come. up to current day
in india controlled kashmir a communications blackout is being in force making a very difficult if not impossible for people on either side of the disputed region to speak to each other india says it was put in place to curb potential violence and prevent the possibility of separatist rallies paulus leader is just across the frontier from there. when pakistani kashmir not far from the defective border that divides pakistan from india but don't be taken in by the beauty of this himalayan valley from what in a month people living in villages here have really been living in fear dread and tara on the 5th of august india imposed a blackout it closed the border and since then thousands of families here have no idea what's happening to their families on the other side we're going to visit the family has some of. them thank you what is the situation like here
either the situation is worse than before and everyone is worried about the well being of family members in the indian occupied kashmir signals are blocked or no means of communications to like what happened to the time you try to phone your cousin. don't sit up since last month we've been unable to get ahold of our relatives in india held kashmir but we keep trying the air is totally disconnected i've seen for myself this kind of atrocity back in 2010 when i went to india and held kashmir the situation was intense. we were dying to know their condition were concerned something isn't right we have no idea of they have food to your pantry or are going hungry you pick you know. i'm like. and does it do that the whole time. and yes it is like this when i would try to reach down with pray for them constantly our hearts are bleeding we just want to
see them again this is you. yes and it's before 5 years. yes you look very happy here you left him very magical board was there the day whenever we meet with them we feel so happy and delighted with her get every summer on hard she we're facing in life and they see the same things in me meeting them itself is a big occasion for us so this is the situation kushner is split into 3 parts administered by india pakistan china which also has claim to part of the territory tension escalated recently after new delhi strip to india administered kashmir its only muslim majority state by the way of its autonomy that was in august pakistan rejected the move saying it contradicts international law now on choose the india's leader in a random modi announced that the kashmir region would get a valid and post including foreign investment he said is the region is to be made prosperous negotiations are already underway meanwhile india's top court ordered
the federal government to restore normal life in kashmir as soon as possible we some regional analysts whether block the other severe measures were necessary in kashmir. exceptional situation worse exceptional measures and. reach and. you know that he started off by name is all. but examples. but i think it's all been leaked and marilyn. of course there. was a destructions would also be removed so those who are detained will be released. except those who house is on charges against them and the case is.
clearly the sum of the confusion and the restrictions on the communications. restrictions especially on. telephone and on internet are working because a lot of the cross border terrorist attacks have happened through coordination or were these means and also through a walk sab and other such things which are now are you know which are encrypted and not easy to crowd funding to the insurgencies so i think some of that instructions will remain but 90 more than 90 percent of our countrymen rally because a muslim majority part of jammu and kashmir are already did time. dictions have been lifted and landline telephones are actually working and i don't want my own friends there who are being able to communicate with me to landlines so it's not that they're completely isolated or there's a daughter back out but gradually i think as the security situation improves i think most of these little believed it. it is fast becoming the most used phrase in
the trump administration both double trouble and like parents have said the u.s. has locked and loaded and ready to strike at iran cross-talk debates next whether words will lead to elections. what else seems wrong. but all rolled just all. me world yet to see her out to stay active. and engaged but it was betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. thousands of american men and women choose to serve in the country's military and
their decision little sheltered lives every song came to a complete. stroke. you know coldish what they kill me and i see how it destroyed my life any screamed at me and he made me come in and he grabbed my arm and he write me with his birth. if you take into account that women don't report because of the extreme retaliation and it's probably somewhere near about half a 1000000 women have now been sexually assaulted in the us military rape is a very very traumatizing tat happen but i've never seen trauma like i've seen women who are veterans who have suffered military sexual trauma reporting rape is more likely to get the victim punished than the offender and almost 10 year career which i was very invested in and i gave a sex offender who was not even put to justice or put on the registry this is simply an issue in violence male sexual predators for the large part of target
whoever is there to prey upon whether that's a man or woman. below and welcome to crossfire for all things are considered labelle again we stand on the brink of war we should not be surprised that washington was quick to blame iran for the attack on saudi energy assets iran has been i didn't volman while the who have claimed responsibility will try to take the bait and set the middle east on fire. talking trump and duran i'm joined by my guest mohammad marandi and to and he's
a professor at the university of tehran in riyadh we have we brought him he is a saudi analyst and in miami we cross to nicholas davies he's an independent journalist a researcher for a code pink as well as author of blood on our hands the american invasion and destruction of iraq right gentlemen cross-talk rules in effect that means you can jump in and any time you want i always appreciate when he let me go to you in. iran is being a being called the culprit in all of this i just as i was sitting out in the studios c.n.n. is reporting that the saudi government and washington have a very high probability that iran did this it instead of the pointing fingers here i don't have to ask i think a far more germane question who benefits from this attack on saudi energy assets who is the beneficiary go ahead mom and. no one benefits except for perhaps the israeli regime but at the end of the day i think the solution to all this is for
the saudis to end the war in yemen the saudis have been carrying out atrocities for 4 and a half years now they've been bombing school buses army schools hospitals ambulances weddings funerals and they've been starving the country with the help of western countries and they've been given all the weapons that they need to carry out these atrocities by europeans by the americans during previous administrations current the current administration it's i mean across europe and north america they are guilty of war crimes and of course the saudi regime is at the top of the list because they're carrying it out itself so that the story that needs to be this fuss is the soul of the aggression against the country if that comes to an end if the saudis recognize the rights of the people of yemen and all of this come center and the the yemenis have become increasingly capable sophisticated their drone
and missile capabilities have been evolving during this period of time and they've been hitting harder and better at some of the installations and infrastructure and the saudis have lost the war in the south as well the the sodas in them are ati's by through their proxies are basically at each other's throats so the real issue is that the atrocities in yemen must come to an al-qaeda and i don't buy this story where i will missiles came from iran yeah over the persian gulf without the americans and being able to say you know it's not it's really a it's really amazing from the americans that any military is rubbish it's remains just when you need to see something they don't have eyes in the sky apparently that's a topic for another program here documented let me go to you how do you react to what mohamed had to say isn't it time because a more is a failure is only misery and destruction isn't it.