withdraw. from islamist rebels. one minute past 4 pm here in. december the 3rd a warm welcome to our to international. day for nato leaders all of the member states are gathering in the u.k. to celebrate the military alliance is 70th anniversary we asked people in london for their thoughts all nato and its successes today. most people what they think are the main 3 achievements of mates. and even though. in terms of achievements know very little i don't know what do you have no idea any
advantage of me tell you what you know i honestly don't know anything about any sort of flags the other day and only my husband recognized what it was poor it's a good question but let me think of a little bit. so one is probably. to be honest i don't have i don't have even one to give it a good shelf though however a lot of awareness about nato its policies has not faze the alliance's chief who says he expects the member states to agree on methods to further strengthen the summit another is despite growing divisions inside the organization its self nicky aaron's been looking into the. happy birthday 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 all those strive to join showing the historic suspects of nato on liberal nato and they does been the most successful
alliance in the history and the reason why nato is the most successful launch of these 3 is that we have been able to change in the world is changing but not everyone is in a party mood the thing is the alliance members just don't get along as well as they used to. the advent of donald trump has 13 least which stop the dynamics nato is obsolete it covers the soviet union which is no longer in existence this led to questions over whether the alliance can even survive donald trump perhaps in an effort to mollify him nato has announced new spending projections and a new formula which will spread the costs of the alliance in central budget between its members a move that might prevent any more embarrassing trump tirades aimed at his nato partners the relationship with nato has been very good the 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 emanuel mccrum of france stole the spotlight when he dubbed nato strategically brain dead while questioning the validity of article 5 of its founding treaty that is the commitment 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. term. he 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 but it cannot expect solidarity with its nato allies if it continues to carry out military operations in syria response only ups 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 not a verse or 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 lips troubled giving a glowing endorsement could be catastrophic donald trump is coming to terms with the shortly he offered his support for you and indeed for my colleague knowledge of russia on this radio station is that welcome what he what we don't do traditionally as as lobbying allies and friends what we do traditionally 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 the thing that once held the alliance together is now the missing piece what is nader's biggest threat today. uncertainty and unpredictability we haven't identified one main target but you see much more complex i'm much more unpredictable security landscape with a more assertive russia and nato needs a purpose and result russia as an enemy they have no real purpose so it is propaganda to. russia is an aggressor and this is a good reason to buy a lot of. rocket phrases and so on and so on most probably they will continue to accuse russia to be an aggressor so they have a reason of existing and they will continue to buy arms billions of dollars and
this is not their very good contribution to peace in the world. just continuing with this story r.t. america's rick sanchez discussed the current purpose of nato in his latest. you're a diplomat you've got 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 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 eventually got 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 the policies we've had the last few decades and somehow turned it into nato is obsolete into let's make nato great again which are strong on these countries to
pay more for their defense against nobody in particular do you think you know as in fact outlived its usefulness i thought so in 1909 and i think so today it's been as a loser from a standpoint of being 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 economic class size 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 the u.s. military operations but the are literally like roman exactly erisa want to do what
i've been hearing go bad what where did that where did that this launch window or where that is what it seems to be a dismissive alliance and 991 when the soviet union and the warsaw pact. without a 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 booed himself and said what did you get is it going to be are you going to tell you who it was but one of the european european nato haq 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 a great to have had the 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 could change by the way russia could be s.o.b.'s at one time like of the 1950 s. but not so much now right but better why don't you have a system that allows that ability because because whose interest does that serve and all these all these are the these these military companies and these
bureaucrats who have the nice cool rice balls at the expense of their taxpayers because there's a threat out there is a bear in the woods. and although they need to somebody is just kicking off double of trump has already rocked the party by saying his french counterpart house insulted the organization. it's a very tough statement to make when you have such a growth you. just you look at what's happened with the you know if. you look at what's going on. in parts of this series of the year and you just can't go around thinking. it's very disrespectful. by the way another aspect to the nato gathering as the u.s. president was jetting off to be u.k. his administration threatened to impose some french goods including cheese and champagne charlotte didn't so he told us more about. adding to those tensions that nato days even if simmering tensions between the u.s.
this comes off to the u.s. is threatening to add more taxes on the french projects in retaliation for the. so-called calf attacks this is a tax on digital joints such as google amazon or facebook and apple suggesting it will levy those taxes of up to $2400000000.00 some of that product such as champagne on luxury goods such as handbags and also the famous french cheese some of these products could see taxes of up to 100 percent doubling that price for u.s. consumers now the u.s. trade representative's office has said that this so-called gaffa tax is discriminatory and trump is hittite to gauge that tax saying front's will not be taking advantage of his watch. your friends puts a tariff on our companies again these are companies that are against you know they were against free if i read the papers correctly i don't know why they were against me but they were going through their supposed to be very powerful and you know what
so maybe they're not so her but there are companies i don't want to bridge trashing american companies if they're going to be taxed it's going to be. taxed well for france's part they think that they have a right to the slice of the pie of the profits of these big digital giant saying it's unfair that they've chosen to put the european headquarters in low tax countries and that's why they slap this 3 percent levy on these companies this year and the french finance minister says he's furious it is unacceptable that america is now threatening more taxes. this is unacceptable behavior by the united states towards one of its main fronts the europe in general in case of new american sanctions the european union would be ready to respond. at that into the mix of the other tensions we've seen over the past few years between the 2 administrations things such as the iranian nuclear codes and of course the u.s.
administration pulling out of the paris climate accords and it looks like there's going to be a lot. in the. country home the american tech giants appear to have aggressively avoided paying $100000000000.00 in taxes that's according to a new report by transparency group. looking into the complicated scheme of. now the hollywood movie ocean's 11 for trey's coming wheelers and dealers which is supposed to walk out of it with a $150000000000.00 in cash. yeah. but the silver
screen seems to the out done by real life 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 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 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 using our postal system as their delivery boy causing tremendously. lost to the u.s. and are putting many thousands of retailers out of business so out of the big 6 dodge the tax man well for steps step one they create tax systems that are so
complex even the watchdogs can't understand the stepstool they shift their revenue and profits to different countries and tax havens step 3 they take advantage of existing legislation and step before they sit back and enjoy themselves now the taxes they aren't paying could cover the expenses of quite a few things for example trump and war 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 i think is a bigger question like why is that work this way almost on for its part said the report suggestions are wrong the company on a 24 percent effective tax rate on profits from 2010 to 2018 furthermore it claims its profit margins are low but not true results in the work tax rate. ok choose these news and 90 seconds. what politicians do something you can. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president and she. wanted.
to go right to be press this is like the full 3 in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters in the. city. in a 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. 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 we're watching closely watching the hawks.
90 minutes into the program welcome back 5 people we're hearing being killed now at least a dozen injured during demonstrations against united nations peacekeepers in the democratic republic of congo. violence broke out on monday as protesters marched on a u.n. base near the eastern city of beni demanding they withdraw from the region locals have accused the peacekeepers of failing to protect them from attacks by islamist fighters. 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 with the population in the territory of benny has been mourning for at least
5 years there has not been a satisfactory reaction from. the head of the u.n. mission in the democratic republic of congo safe the escalating unrest is making an increasingly difficult for it to fulfill its treaties. where this we know that we assume and accept because we have no other option than to do our work and to try to mitigate their backs against this event population the protests started last week after peacekeepers and government forces failed to prevent a months ago by the so named allied democratic forces a militant islamic group the congolese army launched operations against them in october which was responded to with brutal reprisal attacks against civilians.
the un's largest peacekeeping mission there are over 16000 military personnel in the area the organization has operator. 20 years it's a top priority is to protect civilians there from groups morris carney from the friends of the congo advocacy group to lift the current on rest is a symptom of far deeper problems than ineffective piece of. the context in which the instability is taking place in eastern congo is one of 20 years or so 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 and the united 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 a question of assuring that the u.n. troops are doing their mission. and their mission properly but there is an international system in place that. of which the congolese people are. going to restore tara brazilian an argentinian steel. he claims the country's currency
devaluations have harmed american agriculture and he's heading back. really you know. what's out there. that you. like. the big break going. to get that very. very. very very are their economies not comparable with ours it's many times bigger i don't see this as retaliate 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. with a tariffs come as a surprise according to the government in argentina they were exempt from the 25
percent steel and 10 percent alimony in torrance last year both countries affected say they want to discover the real reason for that the u.s. is one of the biggest customers for brazilian steel on the tariff could hit each nation badly. when economic and political situation in brazil argentina is on stable even with us taurus last year both were repeatedly gripped by anti government protests argentinians play in the world's biggest i.m.f. and the end for the country's economic crisis while in brazil people have been protesting against the president's financial reforms and cuts to education started guess what the american presidents motivation for the targets could be. trump believes that when a currency its value goes down relative to the relative to the dollar he thinks that this is something that's being done by the regime deliberately to gain some kind of trade advantage this is completely untrue nobody really likes tariffs my
expectation is the president doesn't like them either and he's hoping that they will be very short in duration. that he'll get brazil and argentina to protect their currencies and that he can reverse course and remove the tariffs that trump was ideologically into the stuff he committed to terrorists who thinks they're good for the country and can rebuild american manufacturing and american guy the president of the day is going to say friends. currencies against other friends and he feels like that currency is unreasonably devalued and that brazil and argentina can take steps to prop them up the steel tariffs and 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 relate to rely on steel and aluminum in the u.s. if there is a short term pressure put on them that causes them to respond in
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