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since most of them. despite former chemical watchdog inspectors calling it a report on syria's 2018 duma instant contradictory the west continues to defend it asking u.n. security council. also this hour the divide between the would definitely rich and the breast of us as out telling the levels a new report finds as the world's richest and most powerful gather for the 50th world economic forum and weeks west alps. and as the u.s. secretary of state meets venezuelan opposition leader american companies get an extension to trade with venezuelan oil companies bypassing sanctions that are applied to others washington had imposed restrictions to put pressure on the current government in caracas but it seems it's business as usual for us all majors
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. a very warm welcome to the program from all of us here at our church here in moscow thanks for joining us this hour. here and security council has debated a probe by the global chemical weapons watchdog into an incident in the syrian city of duma back in 2018 russia questions they publish findings getting a backlash from the u.s. during the session a former o.p.c. specialist out of the fact finding team had serious misgivings about a chemical attack had even occurred. there are of course not make clear what new. findings perp's information doctor or nurse s. . testimony toxicology is.
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as. of this fix is. resulted in a complex turnaround situation from one of those i'm disturbed by the majority of the team. to you. we have in 2 huge 15 witnesses in the duma hospital free hundreds of residents so how's it how's this situated within one kilometer from the building where the bodies were found the. witnesses and undisputable proof that the chemical attack in dumas was falsified no one has just named the guilty even without presenting any evidence and enjoy the support of a little someone's who you really cannot have wolf in unison the united states caterpillar categorically objects to russia's blatant attempt to use the security
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council meeting to weaken the credibility of the o.p.c. dobby and its findings on the duma attacked this is a brazen to some from asian campaign that comes as former o.p.c. dubey a specialist in henderson was denied that to attend the new york meeting in person . and has more. the united nations convened a meeting in which the results of the o.p.c. w.'s investigation into the alleged chemical attack in the syrian syrian city of duma in 2018 was discussed now that report from the oas o.p.c. w has come into question after information was revealed leaks cited that crucial evidence was essentially left out of that final report and that crucial evidence that was left out could have pointed toward the attack being staged in henderson who was a weapons inspector he participated with the o.p.c. w in their fact finding mission in duma he doesn't agree with that he says that he
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pretty much based on the evidence has concluded that the canisters were placed manually they were not dropped from an airplane this is what in henderson said to the un meeting speaking through video link this is what he in henderson said the findings. were contradictory. with what the 2 understood. to. release of the interim report. 2000 and. 2 was that serious misgivings that a chemical attack. now in henderson is himself an expert on chemical weapons and the forensic investigations into them furthermore he actually
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participated in the official o.p.c. w. investigation but regardless that did not stop certain voices from trying to cast doubt on what he said to the u.n. meeting take a listen mr henderson's pape has a pitch reflects a personal view of course there. found to be robust exchanges of views with voices differing from others in any scientific process but what counts is the final considered assessment now the syrian government has been absolutely adamant and clear it had nothing to do with the chemical incident some countries. led by the united states of america. continue to exceed the provisions of the convention on the point of chemical weapons. by politicizing the war of the o.p.c. wu and to trying to. go from the track it was created for that was the chemical
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incident let's recall in 28 chemical incident in which the western countries the united states and france they use that as an opportunity to unleash 100 missiles against the syrian government there. and we've had wiki leaks publish a number of of leaks and information e-mails showing that there just was not unanimous agreement within the o.p.c. w. about who was responsible for the attack based on that this report from the o.p.c. w has been widely questioned allies of the united states seem to insist that the
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syrian government is responsible in the o.p.c. w. report is conclusive and shouldn't be question so once again we have debate over the chemical incident i think that the americans are going to continue to turn from the view that ringback it was clearly what they will do to uphold their mirrored and in fact what we heard is a final report and then we also heard of these whistle blowers who are made up of the actual scientists and the americans are saying we'd like to report let's just move on and the russians are saying wait a minute let's listen to the international scientists because it sounds like this science didn't actually go into the final report but so obviously the russians and americans can sell you a big stand with the o.p.c. don't your friends on whether you're talking about the report or the scientists who are pushing against it and saying that it doesn't actually represent the client we
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spoke with now freelance journalist erik had done previously barred by newsweek from reporting the story on the up he seemed to be leaks he quit in part after the magazine's management gag him about told us there is no reporting on the issue in the western media. this is not something that is going to go away it's very serious so. you know we've seen absolutely no reporting about this in the western media if we have. intelligence officials from the united states that can you know influence the reports of this body it opens the doors to many more situations where you know genuine chemical weapons attacks might not be treated in the same way because the reputation of the body is not taking us seriously i think we've already started to see the kind of counter propaganda from the united states already kind of trying to change the narrative of the c.w. must keep bashar assad in check and hold his government to account for chemical
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weapons attacks but it's completely counter to what the information that we have a president. the world's $22.00 richest men have more wealth than all women in africa combined that's according to a report by charity oxfam on the scale of global inequality it comes as the world economic forum a gathering of the rich and powerful celebrates its 50th anniversary and the swiss alps resort city of davos and amid these rising rifts between the rich and the poor confidence in capitalism is diminishing around the globe asked all quarter explains how many billionaires does it take to change the light bulb of the world economy $119.00 apparently that's how many will be converging on the world economic forum in davos this year but some people showed up early to their ivory tower. every year davos hosts billionaires bankers and politicians of the ruling class to
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talk about issues of global importance and how they want to shape the future and every year it's the same old story the won't economic forum is celebrating its. anniversary some things have changed many things haven't changed all that much a tool except the situation is only getting worse as elite forums like davos fail to provide any serious solutions a recent oxfam report revealed just how widely vast the fish are between rich and poor has become it says the top one percent has as much wealth as the poorest wait for it $6900000000.00 people that means if you had saved 10000 dollars and that's a lot every day since the egypt pyramids were built 4500 years ago you would have just a fraction of the wealth of any of the world's top billionaires still can't comprehend how much money that is let's try to visualize it if everyone sat on their total
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wealth made up of $100.00 bills the majority would be sitting on the floor the middle class out about chairs height and the 2 richest men in the world they'd be way out in space this shocking economic situation isn't just a set of statistics though it was the root cause of real chaos that plagues some of the world's most unequal countries and 2019. oxfam has proposed an additional point 5 percent tax on the ultra rich to level the playing field a bit it could be a good solution in a world where the rich actually pay their taxes $1.00 of the world's biggest
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companies for example amazon didn't pay a dime of u.s. corporate taxes on its $11200000000.00 worth of profits in 2018 and a system where there's different rules for the commoners and the captains of industry it's. no wonder people across the globe think capitalism has done more harm than good in the past we're coming to of a point in human history in which we are beginning to see the end of capitalism now it has produced. a situation where it is both a global system but it has produced results that are simply unacceptable and you see millions and i think pretty soon bill hughes of the americans and people who run the row simply saying this system doesn't perform in the way we want but who cares right inequality has been there since the beginning of time why
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should you even bother well the problem is if the current levels of inequality are not solved it's just a matter of time before everything crashes don't take my word for it take the one from the international monetary fund our new research shows that inequality tends to increase before a financial crisis signaling a strong link between inequality and financial stability if we act and act together we can avoid repeating the mistakes of the 920 s. in the 2020s so as the world's elites are skiing past their luxury as resorts in the alps it feels like the rest of us are being blindly led off a cliff kinds of inequality we see today is responsible for example for the many deaths that did not meet that matter the poor of the world the ones that are only 8 will to get by are the ones who die early social and human costs of inequality are staggering and on and for really economic development for everybody
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. here secretary of state has met with one wideout and colombia warning that washington will increase its support for the man who proclaimed himself and term president about as well last year called for cooperate ing to remove acting president nicolas maduro. here to ensure they are to do everything we can assure that you get that opportunity to get a chance simply to live the life that you want with democracy and freedom at the same time the u.s. has also given another 90 day extension for american oil companies to keep working with venezuelan oil companies without being subject to sanctions they extend that waiver exams 5 major firms the trumpet ministration has imposed sanctions on caracas several times to cut its oil revenues which account for most of the country's income sanctions ban american companies from participating in venice wells economy while the us had waivers to its firms the white house is sanctioning and issuing threats to others for trading with caracas we sanctioned
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a moscow based bank jointly owned by russian in venezuela a state owned companies that is helping perpetuate the misery in venezuela by doing business with a base executive order gives authority to the treasury department to impose sanctions on any person or business or any entity. period like this euro to keep it down but they're allowed as cuba to plunder venezuelan oil rig its wealth and roberts people we want to make sure that the resources resources that the venezuelan people are going to need after material leaves we want to make sure those resources are available for the venezuelan people are not shipped off to cuba or to russia or to iran professor of latin american studies daniel shoppings that the u.s. is being hypocritical and not allowing other countries to work with that as well as energy sector. this shows the extremely hypocritical nature of sanctions he's
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a selective sections and he's sharing on exxon any massive us corporation. benefit from the exploitation of another country's resources whether it's venezuela or career 'd or about we 'd going to cause the trump government will look the other way. but the sanctions this blockade is 'd airtight when it comes to punish any every day 30000000 people of venezuela well u.s. strategy has always been so over told both 'd are in revolutionary government so they can go into venezuela 'd unimpeded unshared 'd these are 'd some of the most massive oil reserves 'd in the entire world 'd 'd. tons of waste are piling up on the streets of rome with politicians cooking up a stink over has to blame.
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we're here in a rather central area of the city but in other areas the situation is even works to see every neighborhood devastated by the buzz of rubbish that's there any most such as miners see goosen wrong with the waste on every street. but think it's useless to vote for our politicians i received a minimum pension and i have to pay a lot of municipal waste tax tell me how can i throw out the garbage if the bins are always full.
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still to come critics are pining for a better us space uniform design as the pentagon fails to twig why it's an epic fail i promise you those puns will make sense when we bring you that story in the 2nd half of the program. you know before george zorro's became vilified as a global market manipulator and election riggers he wrote a lot of interesting books and of course. rogers at the quantum fund which was one of the best performing hedge funds ever kind of invented the modern hedge fund and he's got a lot of things to say if you look at his old work and we're going to get into it.
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seemed wrong. but. just don't hold. me. to shape out. active. and engaged equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. and. welcome back with britain finally start to quit the new prime minister boris johnson's hunt for new trade partners has turned to africa but his past comments on the continent as well as double standards when it comes to commerce there are
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raising fresh questions shoddy edward stopped the reports. prime minister boris johnson is on his latest charm offensive in an attempt to re-establish and boost post threats at business relations and his efforts to woo he's hosted the u.k. african summit right here in london addressing several african leaders though interestingly it was on a much smaller scale than back to his counterparts in russia and india china boris johnson's affair was slightly more intimate hosting just $21.00 of the nation's representatives though in his pitch the prime minister did acknowledge there were various competitors when it comes to investing in africa's economy but said that britain in fact would lead the way and nobody could match britain's quote breadth and depth of expertise and while presenting the u.k. as one of the finest partners for africa boris johnson also mentioned the change of the immigration system within the united kingdom by putting people before possibles we will be able to attract the best talent from around the world wherever they may
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be so boris johnson they're saying will put people before passports but that small so apart from his former rhetoric that he spouted way back in 2002 in fact he referred to africa as a blot and even refused to acknowledge the role of britain's colonial past when it comes to the continent's economic problems the continent may be a blot but it is not a blood supply mark conscience the problem is not that we once in charge but that we are not in charge anymore now at the summit boris johnson made even further beneficial pledges to the african leaders he called for an immediate end to the u.k. taxpayers' money going anywhere near any coal mining industries in the region and it's all to do with the drive towards ending climate change from today the british government will no longer provide any new direct official development assistance investment it's been critically pollution. coal mining coal power plants.
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sounds attractive but despite the direct investment that the u.k. has in the coal mining industry actually one of the biggest companies involved is anglo american and it's actually based right here in london so despite the u.k. saying it's going to curb coal emissions overseas some of those involved seem to be a lot closer to home which leads me to say one final question can boris johnson's pitches today manage to convince african leaders to go ahead working forward with him in the future not to mention of course the other global powers as competitors we spoke with host of our teams going underground afshin rattansi who says there may be pitfalls ahead in johnson's bid to start trade deals with africa. of course this is down to break said british boris johnson thinks that quick trade deals can be made with african countries he may have another thing coming to him of course china is notable for its massive trade investment strategies in africa they've been
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going on for more than a decade whether british companies with their colonial reputations with their reputations for linkages between themselves an arms deals and appalling mining mining scandals are regarding british companies is another matter similarly there are british troops in mali there's a strong british military presence so how the military presence the scandals over mining over the colonial inheritance how these will feature in a sudden easy quick fix to breaks it problems as regards britain's trade deficit would have to wonder about that. one small step for star wars is proving no giant leap for military design a new uniform planted on america's collective fighting force taking a leaf out of earthling troops is barking up the wrong tree as the pentagon
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branches out into a wooded camouflage print critics are throwing shade on the root of the problem that the costumes aren't popular and are too down to earth so they must be spruced up or even act. just says we have recognized the land air sea and cyber as vital war fighting domains we will now treat space as an independent region with today's action we open another great chapter in the extraordinary history of the united states military. 'd that eerily similar to our earth force uniforms you're going to be hiding behind
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death space bush or something. is there a lot of woodland combat environment since clearly you've never been to endorse. my dog is about to camouflage for space whatever that is if you're looking to save the taxpayers money this is only $3.00 in wal-mart's infant section. you can see that come on i'm still mind blowing me off a dumb spice force. that's out of this world so the cordons let's trade. i do apologize if the intro to that clip was a little over the tree tops that's where he is right up for now but i'll be back at the top hour thanks for tuning in.
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from the listening. and you see those people buy as though they keep the slimes you force me to the political debate so if you still feel that what the above. is good enough to tell most of us prefer most would move it in. the other would mean you must. go home for a lot more than. a little shame on you to let us know what is. what politicians do you think. i put themselves on the line to get accepted or
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rejected. so when you want to be president or injury. or somehow want to be. that what you want to be close that's what the before 3 in the morning can't be good that i'm interested always in the waters of our. first city. rather than the object as he should be. one of the few more so if you be in luck because. the bus route. is pretty much what i mean i want me and nothing. but the fantasy of. the presumption. that. what i was was
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max kaiser here with cassar part hey you know before george zorro's became vilified as a globalist and market manipulator and election writer he wrote a lot of interesting books and of course. jim rogers of the quantum fund which was one of the best performing hedge funds ever kind of invented the modern that's fun and he's got a lot of things to say if you look at his old work and we're going to get into a stacy herbert we're going to talk about reflexivity because i think it's quite important in this day and age and in fact just so you know george soros versus warren buffett 2 different source of investors one speculator one is value investor and they've both and this is a downtown josh brown compare them in 2013 there annualized returns are 20 percent
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per year for the past few decades and both born in 1030 said they have similar returns in 2 different ways some of the best thing but george soros did write long ago about reflexivity and it's quite important to looking at the markets today because i want to point out that according to wikipedia reflexivity refers to a circular relationship between cause and effect especially as embedded in human belief structures as an anthropologist for example goes into a remote tribe in amazon the observer affects the observed so the fact that this anthropologist this guy or this gal from new york city goes into the amazon to a tribe who's never seen somebody from new york they act differently than they would have perhaps if it were somebody else from another tribe in the amazon so what you observe might not know you've influenced their behavior so you can actually observe their behavior with economics how george soros explained reflexivity reflexivity refers to the cell.


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