i. rang classifies the u.s. armed forces as a terror organization in response killing of tehran's top commander huge crowds of mourners gathered for the funeral of. the u.s. house speaker nancy pelosi announces a resolution to from stability to attack iran with a similar restriction was stripped from a defense bill passed by congress just last month. the russian president. talks with his syrian counterpart bashar al assad in damascus rising tensions in the middle east. as we enter 2020 the hangover of political correctness still hold over the new gangster film gentleman. divides. the.
racist language this was in movie. guess what gangsters don't speak in politically correct. good evening and welcome. in a rapid escalation of what's already a volatile situation the iranian parliament has designated the u.s. armed forces a terror organization came in response to the killing of the country's most powerful general in a us rated baghdad airport in iraq on friday tensions across the middle east have soared as a rainy and demand retribution. i . i. feel those
who did this is well as the perpetrators of this crime the killing of general kassim son the money with the pentagon and the military i counted as terrorists. the body of the iranian general has been taken back to his hometown for burial huge crowds of mourners have been gathering for the funeral reportedly dozens of people have died and hundreds more have been injured after being crushed in the crowd it's been an outpouring of grief with millions flooding the streets of tehran. iran's foreign minister is accused washington of violating u.n. agreements after he was denied a u.s. visa meanwhile democrats are still angry with trump for failing to seek congressional approval for his actions in the middle east more details his auntie scalable. promise decision to kill iran's top general isn't exactly bringing peace and stability to the middle east as the world is on edge waiting to see how bad the
fallout will be democrats have spoken up however the objection of the democrats isn't that trump killed got some solid money but that he did it without their permission the operation against solo money in iraq was conducted without specific authorization and any advance notification or consultation with congress there is usually a congressional consulting process it's both constitutionally required we see a gradual march to military action directly or indirectly with iran that has not been authorized by congress but they did actually have a chance to stop trump the recent $738000000000.00 defense spending bill could have included amendments that tied trump's hands and mandated he not carry out any attacks against iran. no federal funds may be used for any use of military force in or against iran unless congress has a declared war or be enacted specific statutory authorization for such use of
military force if the president wants to attack iran he needs to come to congress for authorization i proudly supported this amendment prohibits in the use of any funds for war with iran without congressional authorization and number of progressive voices did speak out but they got outvoted the bill was passed. any member who voted for the national defense authorization act a blank check can't now expressed dismay that trump may have launched another war in the middle east my amendment which has stripped would have cut off funding for any offensive attack against iran including gates officials like sunday mommy now democrats in congress are looking to pass a resolution that would not stop but only limit trumps actions when it comes to iran and no surprise there because in the aftermath of solomon is killing democrats seem to act go trans claim that he was indeed an awful person deserves to be shot down similarly was a murderer responsible for the deaths of thousands including hundreds of americans
general stolen money was a violent man who died a violent death toll money was a bad guy there's no question about that a notorious terrorist. no one should shed a tear over his death he deserved to be brought to justice he deserved to be brought to justice for. this seems to be the outlook of the democratic party it's ok to kill the top general of a foreign country and put the country on the brink of war you just have to ask permission 1st they don't sound as much like cool headed dogs but rather like noxious bureaucrats waving the rule book and from space demanding proper procedure the more confusion seems to be emanating from the pedants ago one of the 1st repercussions for washington came from iraq p.c. voted sunday to expel foreign forces from the country later a letter from a top u.s. general to the iraqi defense ministry suggested american troops were pulling out of baghdad that's a solid circulating in the media chiefs dismissed it as
a poorly written draft. there's been no decision whatsoever to leave iraq there's no decision to leave nor did we shoot any plans to leave or prepare to leave that letter is a draft it was a mistake it was own signed it should not have been released poorly worded employees withdrawal that is not what's happening in the u.s. secretary of state taking questions from the media said that the notion that money was on his way to iraq with a diplomatic message is just a rainy and propaganda zarif statement. his 1st statement that this sort of money was traveling to baghdad on a diplomatic mission anybody here believe that. is there any history that would indicate that it was remotely possible that this kind gentleman this diplomat of great order cost him still the money had traveled to baghdad for the idea of conducting a peace mission i think maybe reporters like this morning that's fantastic. we know
that wasn't true we not only know the history we know in that moment that was not true serif is a propagandist of the 1st order. however one person he does believe that the event in general was on a peace mission just before he was killed by the us is iraq's prime minister. well it could have even i was about to meet on mine at 830 on friday morning on the day of his death he was carrying a message to me from the iranian side you replied to the saudi message that we sent to the arena earlier to reach important grievance regarding the deescalation of tensions in iraq in the region and we discussed the latest development with mohammed said account un representative for iraqi based youth organization just. the united states army and the power i wouldn't find him or don't find him useful in our country or in my country we don't find that useful because 1st of all they haven't protected our borders when ice is invaded iraq they haven't protected our konami they haven't protected our oil so if the us wanted to escalate this this is
an act of war and is an act of terrorism iran have the right to to to define the fanatic define the state as a terrorist states be could be can. act of terrorism because is being committed in a sovereign country in iraq. near by civilian airport targeting well both of them were civilian that time because they travel through baghdad international airports we have changed again without change the rules of the game and this is a clear violation of a human right and a clear act of terrorism. but even putin is paid an unexpected visit to syria for talks with president bashar al assad and his rank reports. this is let him have putin's 1st to visit says syria since the year it's wednesday 17 and his arrival is there it comes amid tensions in the middle east following the killing
off i saw up iranian military official in iraq after arrival according to vladimir putin's spokesperson he visited the russian command center in damascus where he held a meeting with president bashar assad and also received a state of affairs reports from the military about what's going on in the rest of the country now in a meeting with bashar assad lot of mir putin says that's a long way in significant steps have been made to establish in the country's territorial integrity as well as statehood meanwhile president of syria bashar. thanked the russian military for establishing in his country and a force for their fight against terrorism later bashar assad also congratulated the russian people on the orthodox christmas. the latest movie by british director guy ritchie has been getting some less than stellar reviews
some critics branding the picture of racist and out of touch the gentleman so far only been released in 4 countries the rest of the world will get to see it in 2 months time for now here's a look at what's been getting people so angry. it's really will be no. longer in the. every magical demographic gets their moment to be targeted and denigrated the only thing the gentleman finds worth celebrating is the bravado masculinity. a last forgivable blast from the past however it is a deuce confort ing strain of racially based humor running through out reach its original script making flat punch my. multiple agent character so. it's just a shame that guy ritchie falls back on his bad habits casual racism and the nolan
esque lack of female characters problematic but still very entertaining. would and i am being absolutely sincere much rather watch cats than the angry racist man that is the gentleman. we put this issue up for debate political commentator david rants and social activist lee just. this is a sort of bygone break movie a sort of muscular reassertion of the we can say what we like is our country and we don't give a damn what anybody thinks it can tell us about our most foul and disgusting racist language this was a movie gangsters and guess what really gangsters don't speak in politically correct balanced ways that's not what gangsters do when we see movies like this is the following day when those racial epithets are repeated on the should treat give
cause for concern that. movie makers like guy should have a broader social conscience and responsibility. producing the arjen they do if you want to see a margin to reassess them then that's fine you go and see it if we go to see a gangster movie you know we're not expecting to. find high philosophy we're not expecting to experienced work culture that's just reality i think is outdated these outmoded and he's not reflecting the kind of future which is of a more inclusive sense of britishers nationalism you know here we are in 2020 and what we're experiencing over this movie is just an early flutter of walk culture of the perpetually offended black panthers one of the most successful movies in the world and it's successful economically for a reason i think i'm not in favor of any artistic ban law and the law i do think
there should be greater diversity in the production and creative rooms quite amusing that you just referenced black panther and you went on then to talk about diversity if i recall the black panther movie successfully there wasn't a huge amount of diversity in not so if you want equality and i do then i think we have to have the fundamental right to have all opinions of all sorts heard saying and understood. political correctness concerns echo the spirit of the previous year was artie's it was done of reports 2019 was a year of many things it was a year of trump and gretta a year of protests and the year of the insulted getting offended all at once all around the world about all sorts of things militant political correctness brought together the man the human kind of fashion designers wanted people to dress
to impress instead some parts of their collections went full on dress to distress this balaklava like jumper by good she didn't thrill anyone not because of the price tag but because some had a black face problem with it singer kathy perri show a self in the foot with the same gun when she suggested people should shove their feed well into something resembling a black face. 2019 was a year when mediocre male wrestlers realize they can be outstanding female wrestlers and never says a word against that is a transfer and i see conferences got cancelled because at a certain age more women than men decide they want to be something else in life than a nerd and saying from personal experience of course. this christmas was
unlike any before because only last year did we realize that we in fact have no idea how the famous gingerbread identifies so meet the gingerbread person neither do we know what santa looks like or like any of us have ever seen them so make sure to say santa no more of this father christmas nonsense the christmas classic baby it's cold outside played in fewer homes because. some have finally clocked on that the temperature outside and as little to do with the male thing is intentions. on the p.c. army is world deserving of a round of applause for its 2900 gains but in the spirit of inclusive and with all those triggered by loud sounds in mind here is a silent way which is just as good and climactic what awaits you ring in 2020. france president among your micron continues to face
mounting pressure from public sector workers and trade unions as the country's longest strike in over 3 decades enters the week anger over the government's proposed pension reforms been boiling over in paris and other major cities bringing public transportation hospitals and schools to a standstill in the capital protesters targeted a major financial institution they say stands to benefit from the pension scheme and the government entered a new round of talks on tuesday in a bid to end the stand. millions of worshippers are filling churches from the balkans to the middle east as eastern orthodox christians celebrate christmas.
us it's like them before 3 of the more people. interested in the why. there should. be. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy. let it be an arms race. and spearing dramatic development that only. exists i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and talk. welcome back time now to take stock of 2019 as we reflect on more of the events
that last year. ok we have divided our review of the year this time into 2 categories we've got mind games and warring world so let's take a look at the latter the shall we what is boring world well was a year of hostility in various forms of degrees the trade war between washington and beijing through to a spate of hate driven terrorist attacks occurring right around the world namely the spiral of violence last year source spike in the number of places of worship that were targeted with more on that his arteries nicaea. well 2019 saw fewer terrorist attacks the us saw a more worrying trend with acts of terror inciting a tit for tat circle of hate 3 months into the year we saw one of the most peaceful countries in the world raise its terror threat level to high for the 1st time in
its history. people around the world were left stunned when a 28 year old man unleashed carnage on 2 mosques in christchurch new zealand. this is one of new zealand's darkest days the appalling attack set the tone for the remainder of the year the question was well could have motivated this surge in olds right leanings the obvious songs that to many was donald trump the u.s. president who had taken what some perceived as an anti immigrant stance also a man who had the misfortune to be named in the christ church attack as manifesto
making him the perfect target for retribution mr trump your awards not. your policies matter i think the public discourse from the president is a factor in some of these actions our politicians played the blame game a much darker reality was unfolding 9 days after christ church the 1st copycat attack. this time on a synagogue in california police later found graffiti on the driveway leaving little doubt over whether the attacker had been inspired by the new zealand massacre the po way synagogue shooting took the life of one person and injured 3 others in a chilling echo of the new zealand attack the perpetrator also released a manifesto in which he praised the christchurch terror months later copycat attack number 2. and the 3rd of august 22 people
were killed and 24 others injured in a mass shooting at a wal-mart in el paso texas again the attack of released a manifesto revealing how he was inspired by the christ church mosque shootings. days later another one this time on a mosque in norway one person was injured the attacker also attempted to live stream the crime on facebook in a sinister twist the attacker not only prays to the christchurch killer as a saint but also depicted his fellow copycat attackers as heroes amidst the space of copycat attacks and i asked inspired attack in sri lanka.
martin luther king jr said to hate begets hate instead of diminishing evil it nonce applies it and this. maybe this sobering reflection of 29 the word terrorism actually still has no universal definition that every country can agree on and so you can't stop a global scourge if you can't define that immunity so we have to start defining what each of these problems are what each of the intent is even in america some of the shootings that have happened the media has been totally silent about like el paso enough in dayton ohio california it just went off the news after a couple days so we need to be defining what happened here and what's going on what are the ties here and so that way we can really sort of dressing that we need to start being more transparent about it on a global scale so we can start seeing our actual nation leaders working together rather than trying to tear each other apart that's what's going to start to make a change and power the people and really be able to take it back appreciate it to companies throughout the afternoon here in our team to national do stay with us my
colleague andrew farm will bring you all the latest on the top stories in just over half an. hour when i was sure seemed wrong why don't we just don't all. let me. get to shape out these days become active. and engaged with equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart when we choose to look for common ground. up. good food descriptions sound up even for the owners so how to choose this pet food industry is telling us what to feed our pets really more based on what they want to
sell us then was necessarily good for the patent turns out pet food may not be associate people believe we had animals that have you know diabetes in arthritis they have auto immune disorders allergies we are actually creating these problems and it's a huge epidemic of problems all of them i believe can be linked to very simple problem of diet and some dog owners so heartbreaking stories about their pets less treats a larger corporations are not very interested in proving or disproving the value of their food because they're already making a $1000000000.00 on it and there's no reason to do that research. is your media a reflection of reality. in
of the 41 most annoying things about 21000 according to spectator magazine they call you an x. excitable duck sounding economist and con excitable ducks voiced economist yes let's quack on with these have of course the markets ended 21000 with partying like it's 1999 you know in 1999 if you recall because you were part of that dot com thing well the nasdaq ended up 85 percent in 1999 it ended up almost 40 percent and $21000.00 so it's boom times again and we're going to look at some tweets here about the whole 2019 assessment $21000.00 just keeps getting better and better the nasdaq closed above $9000.00 for the 1st time ever and is up almost 38 percent for the year that was earlier in december before the end of the year so
we're still looking back at a time of a comparison time $899.00 you're. indicating or inferring bubble like qualities i would imagine and it does look bubblicious you know but these are the rest of the world is a dire straits other you know also think about of the venezuelan stock market was up spectacularly recently since you said that i'm going to jump ahead to some a few another tweet tweet here to indicate what might be happening the rest of the world might be in distress but the fact is the us federal reserve bank has been printing enormous amounts of money and it's going in lockstep with the increase in the nasdaq in the stock market because remember from mid september when the repo market turmoil erupted the fed started printing money and in the last $2.00 weeks the 2019 here were in 20202020 but they're still printing the last 2 weeks of $21000.00 they printed $450000000000.00 their asset their balance. expanded by that
so let's look at that fed balance sheet moves up to 4.166 trillion highest level in 14 months over for him to the 6000000000 over the last 4 months quote in no says is this q.e. this is nothing like it drone powell had said october 8th 2019 you can see that it's a v. shaped recovery in the fed's balance sheet since you know the nasdaq as i said was a 40 percent nearly 40 percent so 60 percent of the gain and the nasdaq happened from that point let's revisit my ongoing theory which is that you've got really low interest rates down for 10 years near 0 or in some cases negative and there are a few private equity folks that are taking all the stock off the board you know in remember a monopoly. the winner has all the real estate and everyone else because.