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headlining today nato leaders gather in the u.k. to celebrate the military alliance is 17 but while some hail and. others question its relevance these days. probably. the most successful. people are killed in the democratic republic of congo would govern straight into the u.n. mission there continue protests demanding the peacekeepers withdraw they failed to protect civilians from rebels. and a surprise for brazil and argentina president trump has restored steel tariffs against them over the currency devaluations we'll bring you more details.
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good morning from moscow then welcome to the program live from the r.t. worldview center here it's the 3rd of december it's kevin i'm with you for the 30 minute update 1st on the smalling it is a landmark day for nato the leaders of the member states a gathering in the u.k. to celebrate the military alliance his 70th anniversary we as people in london 1st off what they considered to be the greatest achievement to be them. people what they think are the main 3 achievements of nato. i'm not going. to you know here in terms of achievements know very little or i don't know what it's about have no idea of any advantage of nato but you know i honestly don't know anything about any sort of flag feel that day and only my husband recognized what it was who it's
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a good question. everything and. so one is probably yeah to be honest i don't have i don't have even one now the way president is already there in the u.k. some are expecting a showed the u.s. leaders being critical of nato recently cause ones calling it obsolete but that's not the only problem the alliance is facing a there as nichiren explains this morning. happy best day nato that's 70 years of strategic economic and security stability especially if you ask them yourself nato is the most successful alliance in history that strive to join showing the historic suspects of nato on the problem nato and they'd been the most successful alliance in the history and the reason why nato is the most successful launch in history is that we have been able to change in the world is changing but not everyone is in a policy moot the thing is the alliance members just don't get along as well as
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they used to. the advent of donald trump has certainly switched up the dynamics nato is obsolete it covers the soviet union which is no longer in existence this led to questions over whether the alliance can even survived on the trump perhaps in an effort to mollify him nato has announced a new spending projections on any formula which will spread the costs of the alliance in central budget between its members on the issues that might prevent any more embarrassing trump tirades aimed at his nato partners. the relationship with nato has been very good relationship with the secretary general's been outstanding i said it was obsolete it's no longer absolute but the truth is he's not the only potential party pooper. in october this year president emmanuel mccrone of france stole the spotlight when he dubbed nato strategically braindead while questioning the validity of article 5 of its founding treaty that is the commitment
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to collective security. nato is a collective defense alliance against who and what is organizing who is our common enemy what are our common issues these are questions that deserve clarification but this idea is quite similar to the one expressed by another dissatisfied nato member turkey. turkey has not received the kind of robust support it expected from nato in recent years meanwhile turkey's president appeared to demonstrate his true feelings towards the alliance when he chose to spend money on russian defense systems rather than american so not exactly the model that nato member but despite these similar complaints about nato tensions have escalated between turkey and france in recent weeks with mccracken warning turkey that it cannot expect solidarity with its nato allies if it continues to carry out military operations in
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syria was a response 7 only upped the ante so. i'm talking to france's president emanuel macron also say that nato 1st of all have your own brain death checked. as for the u.k.'s boris johnson well there's a lot of us are a gathering could not have come at a worse time. for boris is clearly invested in maintaining the special relationship with the us he knows that a loose lipped trouble giving a glowing endorsement could be catastrophic donald trump is coming to terms very shortly he should his support for you and indeed for michael ignatieff are wrong on this radio station is that welcome what he what we don't do traditionally. as not being allies and friends what we do traditionally is is get involved in each other's election campaign he did when nato was forms the common goal was clear to stand against the u.s.s.r. but i think that once held the alliance together is now the missing piece we need
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to install a platform where north america and europe can address strategic issues together issues like the fight against terrorism. how to deal with a more assertive russia. nato needs a purpose and result russia as an enemy they have no real purpose so it is propaganda to have russia as an aggressor and this is a good reason to buy a lot of. rocket bases and so on and so on most probably do we continue to accuse russia to be an aggressor so they have a reason of existing and they would continue to buy arms billions of dollars and this is not the very good contribution to peace in the. americas rick sanchez as his guess about the current purpose of nato and if they thought it really was
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obsolete. you're a diplomat you've had a lot of experience in this field what is it that nato either must do today to stay viable or does do we even need it anymore you know it's a bureaucracy in search of a mission and i was right in 2016 when he said it was obsolete and so afraid was the establishment that he meant what he said on the very day he was inaugurated and they tried to ram through the addition of a new country montenegro thankfully they got it through because it turned out they didn't have to worry about intentions once he filled his administration with a bunch of bushies and retreads of the heritage foundation they've simply adopted of the policies we've had the last few decades and somehow turned it into nato is obsolete in 2 let's make nato great again which are strong on these countries to pay more for their defense against nobody in particular you think you know has in fact outlived its usefulness i thought so in 1909 and i think so today it's been known as a loser from the standpoint of being
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a naturalized american and having read you know the founding fathers warning you can't seem to angling alliances i mean what is this but in entangling alliances it's our own foreign policy that did reason nato is being kept around by the foreign policy hawks in washington is not because it's necessary for the actual military operations and nato itself doesn't really contribute a whole hell of a lot there are very few countries with the notable exception i want to say france and turkey but it would put it in as if this is not a good idea for the united states and its very close allies to have an association a military but i would close our eyes that's what i was trying to say france and turkey could theoretically mountie independent military operations everybody else is just a hanger on and they're just window dressing for us military operations but the are literally like roman exactly erisa want to do what i've been hearing go bad where did that word of the destruction went or what that is what it seems to be a dismissive alliance in 1991 when the soviet union and the warsaw pact would out of business nato should have as well as why didn't they let russia in i mean that literally that time i've read on many occasions buddha himself has said why don't
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you get is that. i mean are you going to tell you who it was but one of the european european nato has said if we did that the nato would be like the un just to talk shop it couldn't take action by which they meant military action all the way to listen to what you just said if you're saying it doesn't work if we don't have enemies exact even if we had agreed to had be able to actually ability to inflict military force and i dare to say aggression in places like serbia and libya whatever we want to using nato as a platform but enemies can change by the way russia can be s.o.b.'s at one time like the 1950 s. but not so much now. but better why don't you have a system that allows that ability i guess because because whose interest is that serve and all these all these are they that these these military companies and these bureaucrats who have the nice full rice balls at the expense of their taxpayers because there is a threat out there is a bear in the woods. the news today 2 people have been killed and several injured and 2 u.n. demonstrations continue in the democratic republic of congo. testers
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march towards you and h.q. in the east of the country demanding the withdrawal from the city they accuse the peacekeepers of failing to protect civilians from rebel it. we want different military units in our country we no longer want all those soldiers who have been here for a long time. their mission is to restore peace and to accompany the government forces but the population and the territory of beni has been mourning for at least 5 years there has not been a satisfactory reaction from monusco meantime the head of the u.n. mission says the escalating unrest is making it increasingly difficult for it to fulfill its g.t.s. . we are this keep guard we know that we assume and accept because we have no other option than to do our work and to try to mitigate their tax against this event population the protests started last week after peacekeepers and government forces
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were unable to prevent a deadly attack by the militant group the democratic forces the congolese army launched operations against them back in october and in response the rebels carried out massacres in a poem big to try to discourage civilians from helping the military. the un's largest peacekeeping mission there are over 16000 military personnel in that region the organizations operated in the democratic republic of congo for the past 20 years and its stated top priority there is to protect civilians from armed
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groups from the friends of congo who believes that the problem is much bigger than a failed un mission. the context in which the instability is taking place in eastern congo is one of 20 years of invasions wars of aggression sponsoring of militia groups in the east of the congo plundering of. minerals by congolese neighbors over one and uganda in particular and that time during that aggression unfortunately has been backed by the members of the international community the united states you know the kingdom i'm so there's a whole chain. starting from local to international where there's been a lack of accountability where there's been a lack of justice where there has been impunity so a comprehensive approach is is needed now
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a question of assuring that the u.n. troops are doing their mission. in their mission properly but there is an international system in place there. of which the congolese people of. donald trump's announced he's going to restore tariffs on brazilian argentinian steel and he claims the country's currency devaluations of late have harmed american agriculture and therefore he's hitting back. really. think what. you. like. the. big break are very. very. very. very very. their economy is not comparable with ours it's many times bigger i don't see this
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as retaliation i'm going to call him so that he doesn't penalize us our economy basically comes from commodities it's what we've got there was no sign given to our government to the brazilian government or to the public sector but there would be a change in the deal with the united states ok she heard some official response there but it seems these tariffs do come as a surprise according to the government in argentina they were exempt from the 25 percent steel and 10 percent of a 1000000 tariffs last year both countries affected say they want to get to the real reason for the tax hike the us is one of the biggest customers for brazilian steel in the tires could hit both badly meantime the economic and political situation in brazil and argentina is unstable even without these additional u.s. tariffs last year both reportedly gripped by anti-government protests playing the world's biggest i.m.f. loan the company can only voices while over brazil people have been protesting against the president's financial reforms and cuts to education. what trumps motivation could bring right now. believes that when
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a currency its value goes down relative to the relative to the dollar he thinks that this is something that's been done by the regime deliberately to gain some kind of trade advantage this is completely untrue nobody really likes tariffs my expectation is that the president doesn't like them either and he's hoping that they will be very short in duration and that that he'll get brazil. well in argentina. protect their currencies and that he can reverse course remove the tariffs trampas ideologically in philosophic he committed to terrorists who thinks they're good for the country and can rebuild american manufacturing in america the president. is going to say friends. currencies against other friends he feels like their currency is unreasonably devalued and that brazil
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and argentina can take steps to prop up the steel tariffs in the u.s. and aluminum tariffs and not helped the steel or aluminum industry in the u.s. at all in fact it's hurt many many other industries that really rely on steel and aluminum in the us if there is a short term pressure put out of that causes them to respond in a way that's fair that equates things levels the playing field for american consumers and american farmers then everything's great. russian athletes on tenterhooks said of a decision by the world anti-doping agency or new sanctions proposed against the country could face a 4 year limping and be stripped of the right to host major international events including its part in next year's euro football championships after the end still be agency found alleged tampering with key lab data earlier this year is
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a long complicated story what it was finally given access to the data in question held in a moscow the move came as part of the conditions for the reinstatement of russia's anti doping agency the country's our fleets were banned in 2015 from competing under the national flag with some athletes stripped of their medals wylder accused russia of a massive state run doping program to cheat at the london and sochi olympics and now just mentioned it suspects russia of manipulating lab data international in pick committees recommended the toughest measures against the alleged perpetrators . but it went on to stress too it opposes a blanket ban over leaks and lays all responsibility with russian authorities i can tell you want to find out more about this is a it's a very complicated very long running we've got a feature length special report lined up for you here an r.t. looking deeper into the whole doping controversy. you thought the whole doping in russia thing was over for get it russian outlets eligibility for the international competitions is at stake this includes events like the to kill in pics and the fee
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for world cup in qatar. and. the allegations against trinity gough and many other russian olympic athletes were based on the testimony of just one person that person played a key role in the doping scandal which unfolded after the games in sochi and it seems he also has a hand in what's happening now when for let's see if at all what do they stop. all but i thought if you're not. in 2015 rushing to fled to the united states taking a copy of the database with it to use it as proof of tampering with doping test results since stand one it has had a copy of database in its possession the whistleblowers database as they call it
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that was the copy what i wanted to compare with the database kept in moscow at the anti-doping lab when looking at the 2 versions one to experts raised the alarm and once again russian support face the threat of total isolation. what that the world order. in the. new model. when why. compare that to diabetes is rushing crops and the one from moscow it identified 298 russian athletes who samples raised suspicion it sounds ominous but what exactly does it mean in russia's database the digit one it peers next to the names of $298.00 athletes but against only $29.00 in the moscow database. does not show you believe this might be
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a story it really there are. little boy was involved or small is menial of that lot and they didn't. go out of boy or a new zealand. book and probably i did a couple of them. here and. it's a fairly easy it's by stand in for a much better. than the resist. in this question of doesn't come from other much material as its failings. if you want to see more of that it's online. next to civilians including a woman who just given birth of reportedly being killed in a u.s. drone strike in afghanistan missiles targeted a card carrying 3 taliban militants who were traveling with the noncombatants the u.s. military has confirmed the strike we are aware of the allegations of civilian casualties
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and working with local authorities to determine the veracity of these claims. the number of afghan civilians killed as a result of aerial strikes this year has been the highest in a decade according to u.n. data from january to september almost 900 civilians were either killed or injured nato led coalition airstrikes to come for 3 quarters of the civilian casualties chris nineham from stop war coalition told us all search operations he said must be altered so that peace negotiations can start. well i mean the strategy that has been pursued in afghanistan really since the very beginning in 2001 has been a complete disaster is an 18 year war that is actually appears to be getting worse now we've reached the highest level of civilian casualties for probably a decade this year in afghanistan these kind of attacks need to stop they need to win for there to be a negotiated solution which is so desperately needed for the people in afghanistan who suffered so many years of war and not just from the west but the previous wars
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a 3035 years of permanent warfare has absolutely devastated the country and it needs to end really for there to be any kind of progress any kind of possible solution for the people of afghanistan. silicon valley tech joe in support of aggressively avoided paying $100000000000.00 in taxes says a new report by transparency group kellam open next this morning investigates the complicated scheme of dodging levees that a hollywood movie ocean's 11 for trey's cutting wheelers and dealers which is supposed to walk out of it with $100000000.00 in cash. yeah. oh but the silver screen seems to think outdone by real life in the silicon valley 6 amazon netflix apple google microsoft and facebook have a combined market capitalization value of roughly $4.00 trillion dollars they are
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worth more than the $1000.00 companies listed on the london stock exchange these companies have a special knack for not paying taxes according to the fair tax mark community group they seem to have avoided paying roughly 100000000000 dollars worth of taxes around the world now how exactly did they pull this off let's look at the details now the report says that amazon paid only $3400000000.00 in taxes this last decade while they made a revenue of roughly $960500000000.00 and made profits of roughly $26800000000.00 fair tax mark said this means amazon's effective tax rate was 12.7 percent while the standard tax rate for american businesses was 35 percent for most of that period amazon has gotten a lot of heat from u.s. politicians over tax issues both trump and the democrats seem to disapprove i have
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nothing against amazon but no company pulling in billions of dollars of profits should pay a little tykes right than $5.00 point acim teaches we need to reward work not just wealth you know which i was on paid in taxes last year owned by the wealthiest guy in the world paid 0 in federal income taxes that's insane i have stated my concerns with amazon long before the election unlike others they paid little or no taxes to state and local governments use our postal system as their delivery boy causing tremendous loss to the us and are putting many thousands of retailers out of business so out of the big 6 dodge the tax man well 4 steps step one they create. access terms that are so complex even the watchdogs can't understand the stepstool they shift their revenue and profits to different countries and tax savings step 3 they take advantage of existing legislation and step before they sit
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back and enjoy themselves now the taxes they aren't paying could cover the expenses of quite a few things for example trumps were wall with mexico could be built 4 times over one could and malnutrition around the world and send roughly $750000.00 students to college small businesses pay something like 25 percent tax rate on their on their profits you know when they're making barely anything compared to these multi-billion dollar companies that are paying sometimes you know 10 percent of their profits towards taxes so highlight it definitely became clear you know there's a different system for these very large companies it could be a whole lot more progressive but sadly i think a situation like this could even be used to increase the taxes on small business owners so i think it's typical but. sadly that's kind of how the tax codes operate and why you think is
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a bigger question like why is that work this way well i'll give you a footnote to this i'm going said that the report suggestions are wrong and that the company in 5 to 24 percent effective tax rate on profits from 2010 to $80.00 further it goes on to claim its profit margins are low and that not only results in a lower tax rate. so we've got time for so far much because when co raring to go in a couple of minutes wait in the wings their own head next always so much more common newsroom oh social media keep track of what we're talking about today one is kevin 0 in what have you doing this tuesday have a great while. ok
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in the special can somebody we can benefit says one of the men of the. book to get us to the gulf where. you thought the whole doping in russia things was over forget it. part of your book about truly a competitive pressure we have the most feel some of the muscles and that is. russian outlets eligibility for the international competition says that state this includes events like the tokyo olympics and the fifa world cup in qatar if i am in the early as last. year when you come out of the just as it was 4 years ago in moscow anti-doping plavix at the center of the scandal so who tampered with the doping samples database and one does greegor you want to give have to do with it and you know she's stupid but it will start to pull me
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i am max kaiser this is the kaiser report and we are talking about the complete absence of gravity that's right gravity no longer exists quite quite quite quite quite quite amazingly they say you know history oh of financial markets analysis is filled with people who get the call right way too early and irving fisher may have been right that stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau of course he said that in 1929 right before they crashed into the bottom of the barrel but maybe you know had he waited around for another
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80 years he would have been right so it's all about stock prices right hitting new all time highs all the time many times during the course of this year fuelling the trump phenomenon every time his opposition tries to attack him markets make a new all time high and of course everyone likes that look look at markets make new all time highs i like to watch football the weekends i like to watch baseball they like to see that with teams when you know it's all very basic winners and losers and the markets are winning and we're winning and it's a very simple message and they're making new all time highs and either that's an economic phenomena or there's something else going on and if you look at the statistics of the history and the trends it looks like it's trading at a phenomenally overextended level most percent of g.d.p. and the stock market which is warren buffett's favorite metric to determine valuation overvaluation if you just for stock buybacks is trading for all time.


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