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i believe there was a genuine threat of an imminent to time i guess of today and do it again the psychologist design of the cia torture techniques in the wake of the $911.00 justified his actions during the pretrial testimony time in the bay prison. a u.k. faced watchdog publishes a report looking at how drone strikes could be normalized as a new tool for assassination us off to u.s. forces targeted in the iranian top military chief. also had a bottle of morals as an electric car giant tesla defines the president. as fast european factory could create thousands of jobs but also an environmental fallout.
there will be new jobs and new transparent it's hard to imagine anything better it's like somebody i would i'm in favor of job creation in the company but wasn't there any other place for the structure. it's just come 3 pm here in the russian capital a very warm welcome to the program for everyone here in the newsroom lots of stories to get through so let's start with this one psychologist dubbed the architect of the cia's in haunted interrogation program post 911 has been on apologetic about his role in any. that admission came during a military tribunals that's preparing a trial against the self-proclaimed mastermind of the attacks on new york and washington and for. whatever personal consequences i would live with i believe there was a genuine threat of an imminent attack or thought my moral obligation to protect american lives outweigh the temporary discomforts of terrorists are get soaked
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 the suspect he even admitted possibly using waterboarding a torture techniques that simulates drowning on several prisoners later he had another psychologist set up a company that provided support for the interrogations the cia's program included now illegal co us half measures. in the immediate aftermath of $911.00 we tortured some 40 lawyers for the 5 detainees are now seeking for any statements made under interrogation to be disqualified from the trial on grounds of torture activists are flounders believes
the kuantan of my 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 the except for conditions so strict that they can't even have a picture of the court room all the testimony is restricted. that 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 are simply
sold for bounty who were kuantan m o 780 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 fuss detainee milt mitchell supported was a palestinian man known as abu zubaida he's never been charged with a crime but remains indefinitely in guantanamo he was the foster known cia prison had to undergo enhanced interrogation and even lost an eye while being to watch it during his time as a by to has attempted to illustrate his experience as 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 despite the water being thrown at me by the guards. there's 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 the 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 accounting demanded not only of those who designed the torture but of those who set up these torture camps. and all the story grabbing headlines a u.k. abased watch talk has published a report on a so-called new era suggesting drones have become a tool for conducting some nations with more on how the weapons have changed from targeting terrorists to top military personnel his all t's. 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 son. and all those. who 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 in members of non-state groups classed hysteresis to the assassination of top military personnel of a state that u.s. is not at war we have made 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 particular strike or the crimes in the tours of an individual the government appeared to for a policy if it was a sick crissy given away some information by trail or provided any substantial common 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 wars 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 here 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 in war zones that it. and 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 us embassies what is your definition of the internet. this was going to happen and 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 i invent 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 artsy london earlier we
got reaction from former u.k. army officer charles bridge he believes the us has no no basis for many of its train carrying. 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 son in respect 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 as 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. taking with european politics for just a better longer norway's coalition government has collapsed after to great to bring home a woman charged with supporting terrorist groups in syria the move infuriated the right wing progress party which pulled its support for the coalition in response. saw. the thing there was the shoe of the woman who was an ice will tear a suspect word as 3 other parties caved in bringing home both mother and child 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 noory is built on that was done last straw the repacked cheated woman is a norwegian citizen who went to syria and 2013 she had been with her 2 children in the kurdish controlled whole refugee camp in syria last week oslo decided to allow her to return with her children she was arrested upon arrival on suspicion of being an eyesore member something she denies now it's not the foster recent case of its kind in europe back in november for example germany allowed a woman suspected of being an eyesore member to come back with her 3 children meanwhile nearby finland agreed to examine cases on an individual basis now we put the issue up for debate with former u.k. immigration visor keith best and journalist luke. 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 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 the 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 crimes even if they surf the death penalty following the local laws like in iraq that is totally unrealistic a reality you 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 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. let them be judged where they are it's no good complaining that no we judicial system is
a bit lenient on that sentence we all know that it's got nothing to do with some with the somebody who's committed a criminal offense or not that's all to do with domestic policy in the way we live in democracies so that the problem is that populism is regarded as at the seas these people are being accused of being freshest septra by the left and so there is a big problem of recognition for the people really want. the headline story electric energy giant tesco has divided the residents of a small town in the german capital of the plans to create its fast european keep a factory that dozens of demonstrators have into now thing possible environmental damage which plans to cut down forests for that very factory but they were met by counter protest as to who appeared to be enthusiastic of the promise of thousands of jobs. many people are absolutely not aware of those decisions great roll out our water management agency and has already admitted that there is no guarantee the
locals will be supplied with enough water after the launch of the factory and they have to think about it it business but not true either it's good or not i'm worried about the environment a good thing advancing there will be new jobs and new transparent but it's hard to imagine anything about turn that's got this nickel it's a good opportunity for a region bill it should cause won't solve everything and the manufacture causes environmental damage as examinee are but i'm in favor of job creation internationally as a company but wasn't there any other place for this fracturing. you know doom region graduates haven't been able to fall. that fits the skit was hearing going high though so a lot of them have to move to other cities and i hope this project will provide
a boost for the whole region because of bands of course we're 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 interviewer ince natural processes we should be carefully considered we should do everything to me to get damage based on the deforestation area the implications will be very grave we're talking about total deforestation and the extinction of all the animal and plant species which once inhabited this rude. still to come here on our t. international facebook comes on to scrutiny for its role in
a trial and plot to recall if you will the defile not on much more in 90 seconds. you know world's big partisan movie lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to get 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 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. what politicians do something to. put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or some want to be.
too great for us this is what the 3 of the more people are. interested always in the why is it that. they sit. back now facebook has found itself at the center of a trial involving students from puerto rico university and the not that privacy breach scandal it's been revealed that the social media giant gave the country's justice department access to a trove of private information a case has now been made against those who participated in the protest back in 2017 the student strikes last 4 weeks on war against budget cuts triggered by government
will start policies the protest was streamed live on facebook and soon after the police made numerous arrests including people who want actually protesting at the time we spoke to one of the students noise she explained how feel thorough is used to the information provided by the social media platform. they you know look. at the radio it's so and also for a major picture ice and dance bills and that's how they identified students with. it is scary it's scary for everyone i think people should have the knowledge many of the scenes that we put on social media we think are. really not private and the government the governments in general have access to that information and facebook doesn't make it any harder for
government to get the nation among the data given to the authorities id numbers of those interacting with pages about the protest online facebook also granted access to private messages and bank account information mariani again this has become a new method for blacklisting out surveilling people in puerto rico. the show's a request that search more and more space from facebook and the search you are and. in our in our evaluation to grow and. and the book. huge amount of. risotto. and i am also now the thing for people who are not. in the brothers who have got me that any illegal act
and these. early on has led to the neo way. blacklist the people of certain mailing people and also. it also has a chilling effect because people know they are being surveilled. we also heard from the privacy act of a some tech expert bill new who thinks that facebook should be doing more to protect private information. facebook have put themselves in a position where sometimes they argue that they are a publisher and sometimes that they argue that they're just a platform there are different responsibilities that come with either of these particular roles but one of the roles that comes in if they want to have a sort of journalistic or an editorial position is a level of protecting sources which comes with journalists or whatever what we have
to be cautious of is people using the platform to have conversations in confidence . identity and the information about their conversations then shared with parties that they don't wish to have this shared with it's questionable whether this should be done and on what lawful basis you need a level of judicial supervision and a legal level of oversight whenever you're intruding on somebody as previously we've reached out to facebook about the data given to puerto rico's authorities and what of course keep you up to date on any response. and finally for this hour the polish prime minister has accused russia of rewriting history responding to a recent speech from vladimir putin in which the russian need to spoke about the red army's liberation of the nazi death camps and hitler's collusion with certain european leaders but the polish premier had a slightly 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 between russia and poland comes almost exactly 75 years after some major turning point of wild war 2 for example a genuine 1945 around 200000 soviet soldiers lost their lives in battle fighting together with polish forces to liberate walsall and just 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 the red army veteran who fought to liberate auschwitz and krakow even martin and who is now 96 expressed his sadness at the way poland's leaders are retelling the events of
that war. the look on your pope. when i was in poland your news journalists came to me and said that children in school believe that the americans liberated auschwitz children that's ok now the head of a government makes this childish error it's surprising the prime minister exhibits such illiteracy 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. that brings us all up to speed for now more details on all these and plenty other stories on our web site r.t.l.
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 while 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 by over climate change that took place in davos switzerland this week yes the brand name and cheap u.s.
president donald trump and the climate change of voice the roared swiss teenager grow up to him burg both appeared at the annual world economic forum this weekend both took to the podium to fire off some uppercuts and roundhouse kick so over the crisis of climate change through burger 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 us 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 but to embrace the possibilities of tomorrow we must reject the perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse
. they are the heirs of yesterday's foolish fortune tellers and i have them and you have them and we all have them and they want to see is too badly but we don't let that happen. yes my friends that was us president donald trump telling us not to sound the alarm about the burning of the amazon the burning of australia the melting of the glaciers and all of that climate change hullabaloo because well that's just being a negative nancy yes that's what he just told us i think i think we all know who's going to win this fight and friends it isn't going to be the one that was born in new york with a silver spoon in his and let's start watching the hawks. in the city streets. that are so slick see see the grass is always state. rice is great see this least.
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