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the psychologist and designer of now banned cia torture techniques in the wake of $911.00 and justifies his actions and says he would do it again during a brief trial testimony i want to say. also fears of a changing landscape for drone warfare as a u.k. based watchdog publishes a report looking at how strikes can be normalized as a new tool for assassinations after u.s. forces targeted in the ring in top military chiefs. and a battle as electric car giant divides residence in germany its 1st european factory could create thousands of jobs but also an environmental fallout. that there will be new jobs and new transport it's hard to imagine anything bad it's
a pretty obvious i'm in favor of job creation and trash there's a company but wasn't there any other place for the structure in. there watching our to international coming to you live from the russian capital words just turned 10 am to the program. the psychologist dubbed the architect of the cia's and interrogation program post $911.00 has been unapologetic about his role in any torture that admission came during a military tribunal that's preparing a trial against the self-proclaimed mastermind of the attacks on new york and washington and for others which have a personal consequences i would live with i believe there was a genuine threat of an imminent attack i thought my moral obligation to protect american lives outweigh temporary discomforts of terrorists i get so today and do it again. james mitchell was contracted by the cia in the wake of $911.00 to
consult and create an interrogation program for al qaeda suspects even admitted personally using waterboarding torture techniques that simulates drowning and several prisoners later he and another psychologist set up a company that provided support for the interrogations lawyers for the 5 detainees are now seeking for any statements made under interrogation to be disqualified from the trial on the grounds of torture the cia's interrogation program included coercive measures now deemed to be illegal the detainees were kept under painful conditions shackled and deprived of sleep torture was banned as an interrogation technique in 2009 anti-war activist sara flounders believes the guantanamo bay trial is deeply flawed. well none of this could possibly be a fair trial i mean how can you have a fair trial with people who've been held in total secrecy whose testimony is based on torture. the media isn't allowed in except for conditions so strict that they
can't even have a picture of the court room all the testimony is restricted. none of this none of this layers and layers of secrecy is about providing any kind of justice or accountability or even of information it is going through a theater in order to once again exert their power their power over people's lives and we should just note that there were juveniles who were youth who were held for years at guantanamo there were people who had nothing to do who were simply sold for bounty who were kuantan m o $780.00 prisoners and then the thousands who were held in secret rendition or around the world no accounting for them so this was a huge program and its ramifications were still feeling today the 1st attain the mitchell waterboard it was
a palestinian man known as abu beda he's never been charged with a crime but remains indefinitely in guantanamo he was the 1st known cia prisoner to undergo enhanced interrogation and even lost an eye while being tortured during his time there is to be a has attempted to illustrate his experiences a warning you may find some of the following images distressing. as soon as they locked me up inside the box i tried my best to sit up but in vain for the box was too short i tried to take a curled position but to no avail for it was too tight the very strong pain made
the screen unconsciously. they kept pouring water and concentrating on my nose and my mouth until i really felt i was drowning and my chest was just about to explode from the lack of oxygen . the long hours went by while i was standing in that position my hands were tight to the upper bars. it felt like an eternity to the point that i found myself falling asleep and despite the water being thrown at me by the guards. there is absolutely no justification that can ever be given or accepted for the horrendous and
systematic torture that was used and it was used and authorized from the highest levels from the presidency f.b.i. the cia the top levels of the military the studies were known the conditions were no. and this isn't just one or 2 people michel and jennings this was an entire unit set up in order to use torture and to study how to apply the most excruciating forms of torture of pain of waterboarding of slamming of of packing into tight boxes of stress positions and on and on so how could you justify any of this and none of this torture provided any real information of course not that that that would even be an excuse it was done to hundreds of prisoners there were also hundreds of secret prisons secret rendition and
a geisha in centers all of this really has to be exposed and then an accounting demanded not only of those who designed the torture but of those who set up these torture camps. a u.k. based wants to and has published a report on a so-called new era suggesting drones have become a tool for conducting assassinations with more on how the weapons have changed from targeting terrorists to top military personnel as artie's east. drones for many years now they form the controversial parts of the west's military arsenal across the world they used to gather intelligence spy on enemies and most and torricelli kill people for the apparent amusement of some. in others they. should resist. this. so how did we get to the point where assassination by drone is normal u.k.
based watchdog drone wars investigated the phenomenon from target a number of non-state groups classed hysteresis to the assassination of top military personnel overstayed that u.s. is not at war with may appear huge in terms of strategy and legality unfortunately however it's also an avid to model the approach of governments to any scrutiny in such cases has been to give away as little information as possible like in the killing of terrorist suspects in syria between 201520185 the u.k. government the focus was often placed on the individual either the legality of a particular strike or the crimes and the tory t. of an individual the government appeared to for a policy of quizes sec receipt given away some information but really provided any substantial comment and lead into what was described as dissatisfied engagement in parliamentary scrutiny finally the lack of ethical debate was glaringly obvious the
media in turn according to drone was failed to scrutinise the killings playing into the government's spin if anything the media coverage contained carefully controlled government messaging mohammed and was he was killed in a drone strike it was or was as a result of persistent surveillance a british woman who became a prominent recruiter for so-called islamic state has reportedly been killed in a drone strike say it also killed her 12 year old son which she had previously used as a human shield so the blueprint is clear use drones to kill people who. war zones that expand they used to kill who you want and then don't even try to justify it instead bandy about claims that the victim was about to launch a terror attack with no evidence and paint them out to be an extremist precisely what the white house did in the most recent case we had specific emanation information on an imminent threat and those threats trim included attacks on the us embassies what is your definition of and.
this was going to happen i can reveal that i believe it would have been for embassies the president didn't say when there was a tangible he didn't cite a specific piece of evidence what he says he probably he believes are you saying that event one i didn't see one with regard to 4 embassies the use of drones on terror suspects became the norm now the assassination of general cause them so they money is being sold to the public using the same tropes which invites the question what else will be deemed as part of the course next. the london former u.k. army officer charles shoebridge believes the u.s. has no legal basis for many of its drone killings. well a situation has been coming for some time i think with the show we said the definition of a terrorist has been widened for the expediency. of those that actually are seeking to target individuals but we've really reached a situation i think where when you've got such
a senior official and it's difficult to imagine this an official more senior than somebody was a certain respects of iran that you've now got a situation where if if that was to be any precedent he's killing that really any official any government minister of a state which the u.s. doesn't like can be targeted of course there's no legal basis for that which is why of course you've seen the backtracking in terms of the claim and initially said by term that he posed some kind of imminent threat and of course a soon as you've opened up that box of allowing talk tonight that's very difficult to put that genie back in a bottle to use another metaphor for example it's very difficult now for the u.s. to claim if one of its officials government ministers are targeted in a similar way perhaps not by a drone but by a more traditional terrorist attack that somehow that was illegal and itself constitutes an act of terrorism when of course the u.s. has now set a precedent for this kind of action. norway's coalition government has collapsed
after it agreed to bring home a woman charged with supporting terrorist groups in syria the move infuriated the right wing progress party has pulled its support for the coalition in response thought i'm talking man had me think that there was the issue of the woman who wasn't i saw a terrorist suspect were the 3 other parties cave dan bringing home both mother and child that we have always been willing to bring home innocent children who will not compromise with people who have jointure are going to and are actively working to tear down all of the values norway is built on that was done last drop. the woman who had been living with her 2 children in. a kurdish controlled refugee camp in syria in 2013 she was arrested on her way back to norway on suspicion of belonging to the islamic state something she denies last week also decided to allow her to return with her 2 children to receive medical treatment saying it would not let a norwegian child die in syria. and it's not the 1st recent case of its kind in
europe back in november germany allowed a woman suspected of being an eye celeb or to come back with her 3 children often agreed to examine cases individually we put the issue up for debate with former u.k. immigration advisor keith best and journalist lucrative. well 1st of all you've got to remember this is around a child who's ill and we should not weaponize children the child has had no control over what its mother did or who whom she married or anything of that nature don't forget the images of these 4 year olds 4 years old kid 2 had to kill in front of us parents for the camera one of the prison a suffices so these kids from $1012.00 or under 10 are extremely anxious to mothers are all fully dangerous people who go off and commit offenses abroad whether that spy joining
a an organization that is inherently against the government of the day or anything of that nature then their proper place is to be prosecuted back in their country of origin these people left western europe they should be judged where they committed their crimes even if they're to surf the death penalty following the local laws like in iraq that is totally unrealistic a reality of going to have a proper trial how are you going to have a fair trial in a war torn country where sectarianism is right it's just nonsense if it does if it does but in most cases it's not the case legally if they are norwegian citizens norway cannot prevent them from actually coming back to norway the only way they can do that is by removing the norwegian citizenship and as a signatory to the state that is what it should do invention it would it would mean well no i'm sorry they can't do that because they're signatory to the statelessness
convention if the criminal is only one nationality of he or she should be judged in the country of the nationality but most of the most of these criminals that were in syria for isis they have a double nationality so most of the countries france belgium and others that the lands could easily. suppress the european national exam let them be judged where they are it's no good complaining that norwegian judicial system is a bit lenient on its sentencing on all those got nothing to do with some whether somebody is committed a criminal offense or not that's all to do with domestic policy in norway we live in democracies so that the problem is that populism is regarded as at the seas these people are being accused of being fascists that septra by the left and so there is a big problem of recognition of what the people really want. electric energy giant tesla has divided the residents of a small town near the german capital or plans of creating their its 1st european
gigafactory dozens of demonstrators have been denouncing possible environmental damage with plans to cut down forests for the factory but they were met by counter pressers protesters who appeared to be enthusiastic over the promise of thousands of jobs. if they vote no true whether it's good or not and i'm worried about the environment being advanced in our bit there will be new jobs and new transport it's hard to imagine anything better that's got this and it's a good opportunity for regional billick should cause one solve everything and then manufacture causes environmental damage as examinee ahmed's i'm in favor of job creation in tesla as a company but wasn't there any other place for this factory and.
you know new graduates haven't been able to find work that fits their skills here in green hider so a lot of them had to move to other cities i hope this project will provide a boost for the whole region. afghans are not. of course are concerned about it on the one hand we're glad that investors are interested in brandenburg on the other hand we're talking about serious interference natural processes we should be carefully considered should do everything to me to get damage.
still ahead britain and a private u.s. company have been going head to head over a plan to solve its products from the titanic that smugness stories after the break . in a world of big part of the new law 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 on the bath 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 for watching closely watching the hawks.
seem wrong. why don't we all just don't call. me. yet to stamp out just a conflict that's occurred and in detroit because betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. welcome back a deadly virus has broken out in china where it's already killed at least 9 people beijing has confirmed more than 400 cases and it's already spreading with pressure being ramped up to contain it and chinese authorities say it how they have informed other countries of the outbreak particularly neighboring russia the russian health
ministry has warned of a serious risk that the corona virus could spread across its 4000 kilometer border with china a quarter house more people are dying of a new virus reported cases have tripled since the weekend and it's spreading like wildfire across asia if we still know so little about this mysterious illness.
this new coronavirus has been identified as a mutation of sars or respiratory disease that killed over 750 people around the world from 2002 to 2003 antibiotics have absolutely no effect on either of the viruses and that's been enough to put the russian authorities on high alert not least because the chair is a border with china. the break of a new corona virus which was 1st recorded in china carries a body logical threats to the population of russia the $1500000.00 chinese tourists that visit russia every year have now become a potential public health risk russian authorities have begun screening them at all international airports prepared to diagnose the virus if it appears on top of that moscow has advised people against traveling to china the official number of suspected cases in china was just under 300 by tuesday however some experts are saying the current number of infections is much higher using the number of cases
detected outside china it is possible to infer the number of clinically compare who cases within city that may have a phone we estimate that's a total of 1723 cases own set of symptoms russia is not alone in being worried about the outbreak reaching its territory a number of other countries have begun screening for the disease at airports as well china stepping up containment efforts after she stressed the seriousness of the outbreak on national television the disease also got the attention of the world health organization they've called for an emergency meeting to decide whether or not to declare the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern that's a title reserved only for the most serious of epidemics and with the lunar new year approaching millions of chinese around the world are expected to return home to their families one can only hope beijing will have the situation under control.
the polish prime minister has accused russia of rewriting history responding to a recent speech from putin and which the russian leader spoke about the red army's liberation of the nazi death camps and hitler's collusion with certain european leaders the polish premier had a very different version of events. as the world commemorates 75 years since the liberation of auschwitz russia is trying to rewrite history far from being a liberator the soviet union was a facilitator of nazi germany and a perpetrator of crimes of its own before and after the liberation of auschwitz the soviet union did not liberate warsaw as the russian authorities are now claiming the dispute comes almost exactly 75 years after some key turning point of world war 2 in january 1945 soviet and polish forces fighting together liberated warsaw and 10 days later the red army freed the largest nazi concentration camp auschwitz in
southern poland that date is now commemorated as international holocaust remembrance day we spoke with a red army veteran who fought to liberate auschwitz and krakow yvonne martineau skin who is now 96 years old expressed his sadness at the way pons leaders are now retelling the events of that war. when i was in poland euro news journalists came to me and said that children in school believed that the americans liberated auschwitz children that's ok now the head of the government makes this childish error it's surprising the prime minister exhibits such a literacy how can it be i personally participated in the liberation of krakow i personally participated in the liberation of auschwitz my blood lies somewhere inside i was injured there and now i come here and hear things like that how can that be i'm a living participant of poland's liberation everyone knows that 600000 of our soldiers died during poland's liberation everywhere there are our graves i don't
think this is a one off this is part of a focused propaganda exercise. elsom developing stories from around the globe lebanon 1st where the announcement of a new government has triggered protests. police there used water cannon to disperse crowds which gather outside the parliament building against an ongoing economic crisis demonstrators say they reject the new cabinet while calling sweeping reforms. to the swiss luxury resort of davos where global capitalism and climate issues are the forefront of rallies there that says the financial elite gathered for the world economic forum there's a range of issues on the table at the event with $1500.00 leaders lobel regional and industrial topics protesters were carrying signs with some donning masks of donald trump. and corruption and economic inequality continue to drive
protests in iraq as police in baghdad deployed live ammunition in one of the latest rallies leaving one person dead unrest began back in october with over 400 people killed to date and thousands more injured during demonstrations. and agreement between london and washington meant to protect the wreckage of the titanic has finally come into force after its ratification by the us it comes as a private u.s. firm has been pushing to go ahead with a project to salvage relics from the sunken vessel it wants to use robots to surgically remove and retrieve artifacts to tell the stories of the 1500 people that perished. of course you recognize and respect the tragedy of what happened but the hard truth is that we need to share what we can see with the rest of the world
why should any few scientists be allowed to see the artifacts for us time and it's elitist and it's wrong. the wreckage still contains the remains of those passengers that went down with the titanic after it struck an iceberg and $912.00 many relatives of the victims are concerned over plans to remove a deteriorating section of the roof we spoke with just remove them from the british titanic society who told us that many people will be upset if the u.s. firm gets its way. this stage the announcement they are misty have made it is quite vague you know come at such an exhibition event even take place from a technological viewpoint if week sam and the equipment that's available at the moment in the technology they have it's a must win or teal is dipsticks mom told the geneviève mother ship is out of commission so she's at the moment ready for us to kind of just feels like a big topic. we will kind of supporting this decision sometimes you know if we've got a view that they shouldn't people time she left in peace but we're going along to museums and going to these attractions and learning more and in essence we're
subconsciously playing a role in that process which weaving artifacts it's really difficult one to gauge this will upset a lot of people and lots of people that are interested in titanic in general so be interesting to see the next few days i'm kind of looking forward to getting it on how it wants feeling about there. that's a global news wrap up for this hour thanks for tuning in. seems like 2016 all over again bernie sanders is popular and doing well in the polls and the democratic establishment along with the donor class are nervous they're centrist politics is praying now throw in identity politics the problem for bernie this time around apparently is that he's not inclusive enough is a democratic primary being rigged again. join me
every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to. politics. i'm show business. this week my friends is shaping up to be quite the week for big time fights last saturday saw the triumphant return of the to the octagon of the notorious conor mcgregor this sunday will see 30 w w e superstars compete in the annual royal rumble to see who will headline wrestle mania but none of these none of these battles can compare and have captured the big fight feel as much as the world heavyweight title fight over climate change that
took place in davos switzerland this week yes the brand name in chief u.s. president donald trump and the climate change voice that roared swiss teenager gratitude both appeared at the annual world economic forum this weekend both took to the podium to fire up some uppercuts and roundhouse kick so the crisis of climate change. spared no punches telling the media telling the meeting of business and financial elites that quote i wonder what you will tell your children was the reason to fail and leave them facing the climate chaos you knowingly brought upon them she then added our house is still on fire your inaction is fueling the flames by the hour speaking of hours just a couple hours later following her speech u.s. president donald trump took to the stage like a campaign stump speech talked about how great he was and how great the u.s. is and then declare the following. to embrace the possibilities of tomorrow.
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