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since most of. the psychologist and design of now banned cia torch techniques in the wake of $911.00 justifies his actions during the free trial testimony at guantanamo bay detention center. are believed there was a genuine threat of an imminent attack against soups the day you do it's again. a u.k. face watchdog publishes a report looking at how drone strikes could be normalized as a new tool for assassinations off to u.s. forces targeted no rating of top military chief. and a bottle of morals as that electric car giant tesla divides residents and job money
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it's fast european factory could create thousands of jobs but also an environmental fall out. of ignorance and there will be new jobs and new transfers it's hard to imagine anything better so it's a pretty obvious i'm in favor of job creation international as a company but wasn't there any other place for the structural. 5 pm here in moscow this wednesday afternoon wherever you are in the world and international about your company. and let's start this out with a story the psychotic just a dubbed the architect of the cia's in hans interrogation program post $911.00 has been on apologetic about his role in any torture 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 others. what sort of personal consequences i would live with i
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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 on create an interrogation program for al qaeda suspects even admitted possibly using waterboarding a torch technique that simulates drowning on several prisoners later he and another psychologist set up a company that provided support for the interrogations the cia's program included now illegal coercive measures. in the immediate aftermath of $911.00 we tortured some for lawyers for the 5
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detainees are now seeking for any statements made under interrogation to be disqualified from the trial on grounds of torture antiwar activists are flounders believes the kuantan a move a 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
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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 detainee not shot waterboard it was a palestinian man known as abu zubaydah he's never been charged with a crime but remains indefinitely in guantanamo bay he was the fust known cia president to undergo it haunts to interrogation and even lost an eye while being tortured during his time as he by to has attempted to illustrate his experience as just a warning you may find some of the following images distressing. as
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soon as they locked me up inside the box i tried my best to sit up but in thing for the box was too short i tried to take it curled position but to no avail for it was too tight a very strong pain made me scream 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.
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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. regard. 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 known this isn't just one or 2 people mitchell and jennings this was an entire unit set up in order to use torture and to study how to apply the most
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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 tara geisha in centers all of this really has to be exposed and their accounting demanded not only of those who designed the torture but of those who set up these torture camps. across the pond a u.k. based watchdog has published a report on the so-called new era suggesting drones have become a tool for conducting assassinations with more on how the weapons of change from targeting terrorists to top military personnel has r.t.c.
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sadly. drones for many years now they form the controversial parts of the west's military awesome across the world they used to gather intelligence spy on enemies the most interest the kill people to the apparent amusements of some. of. the others to get a. good. sure there is. 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 us is not at war we have made in terms of strategy and legality unfortunately however it's also an additive all the approach of government to any scrutiny in such cases has been to give away as little information as possible like in the
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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 tour of an individual the government appeared to for a policy if it was a secrecy giving away some information by trail or providing 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 and according to drone wars failed to scrutinise the killings playing into the government's been 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
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expand they're 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 to 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. the extreme included attacks on the u.s. embassies what is your definition of the internet. this was going to happen it 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 calls them so they money is being sold to the public using the same tropes which invites the question
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what else will be deemed as part of the course next. the london. well ali we spoke with former u.k. army officer charles subrange he believes the u.s. has no legal basis for many of its drone killings while 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 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 a 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 initially said by
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a 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. and staying in europe norway's coalition government has collapsed after the great to bring home a woman charged with supporting terrorist groups in syria and we have infuriated the right wing progress party which pulled its support for the coalition in response. for stock in manhattan think there was a shoe of the woman who was an eyesore terrorist suspect were the 3 other parties caved in bringing home both mother and child we have always been willing to bring
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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. the republic woman is a norwegian citizen who went to syria and 2013 she'd been with her 2 children in the kurdish controlled our whole refugee camp in syria but also because her decided to allow her to return with her children she was arrested on a rival on suspicion of being an eyesore member something she denies. now this is not the past recent case of its kind in europe back in november job many allowed a woman suspected of being an eyesore member to come back with have 3 children meanwhile nearby finland agreed to examine the cases on individual basis we put the issue up for debate with former u.k. immigration adviser can pass down judd let's look with a. well 1st of all you've got to remember this is around
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a child who's ill and we should not weaponize children the child has 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 to kill in front of his parents for the camera one of the prisoners suffices so these kids from 1012 or under 10 are extremely anxious the mothers are awfully dangerous people who go off and commit offenses abroad whether that spy joining a an organization that is in the 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 f. lest western europe they should be charged where they committed crimes even if they deserve the death penalty following the local laws like in iraq that is totally
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unrealistic of 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 a signatory to the statelessness can. if the criminal is only one nationality 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 their 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
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a bit lenient sentence we all know that's got nothing to do with some whether somebody is committed a criminal offense a lot 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 freshest septra by the left and so there is a big problem of recognition for the people really want. in nearby germany automotive an electrical energy giant tesla has divided the residents of a small town near the country's capital of the plans to create its 1st european gigafactory that dozens of demonstrators have been denouncing possible environmental damage with plans to cut down 300 hectares of forests for that very factory but they were met by counter protest as to who appeared to be enthusiastic over the promise of thousands of jobs. many people are absolutely not aware of
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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 they have to think about it not true or not i'm worried about the environment being advanced and there will be new jobs and new transparent it's hard to imagine anything about. this nickel it's a good opportunity for a region related 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 will be. wasn't there any other place for this fracturing and. you know it began the young graduates haven't been able to find work that fits their skill was hearing growing haida so
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a lot of them had to move to other cities and i hope this project would provide a boost for the whole region the equivalent of bank 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. you're watching out international ahead in the program facebook comes on to
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in the debt. or a made in the shallows. you know one of the best charts greatest charts i've really been studying for years i don't know exactly how we're going to get into this place fundamental right here at the top it's the money velocity chart. the money velocity chart and we're going to be getting into that. hello again facebook has found itself at the center of a trial involving students from puerto rican university and another up 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 on all not baka case has now been made against those who participated in protests back in 2017 the student strikes lasted for weeks some
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are against budget cuts triggered by the government all started policies the protest was streamed live on facebook and soon after the police made numerous arrests including people who would not protect protesting at the time we spoke to one of the students lawyers she gave us the details as to how fuel storage is used the information provided by the social media platform. they use facebook as. the radio it's so and also information. dance deals and that's how they identified students with the. scary scary for everyone i think people should. be the knowledge many of the scenes that we put on social media that we think are. really not the
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government the governments in general have access to that information and facebook doesn't make it any harder for a government to get me. among the day to give in to authorities id numbers of those interacting with pages about the protest online facebook also granted access to private messages bank account information marianna mother natalie again said this has become a new method for blacklisting on surveilling people in puerto rico. the show's a request to search more and more space from facebook and the search you are and. in our in our evacuation to broaden and. and the book. huge amount of. risotto it's. got an a in our must now thing for people who are not. in the brothers who have not got me
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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 had some privacy activist and tech expert bill new who says that facebook should be doing more to protect private information. facebook has 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
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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 party weeks authorities and we'll keep you up to date on any response. and find if this our man agreement between london and washington manage to protect the wreckage of the titanic has finally come into force after its ratification by the u.s. it comes as a private american firm has been pushing to go ahead with a project to thousands relics from the sunken vessel it wants to use submersible
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robots retrieve artifact to tell the stories of the 1500 people 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 firsthand it's elitist and it's wrong. the wreck of the ship still contains the remains of those passages that went down with the titanic after it struck and in 1912 many relatives of the victims are concerned over plans to remove a deteriorating section of the roof we spoke with just meeting them from the british titanic society who told us that many people will be upset if the u.s. fund gets its way. this stage the announcement they are messy have made it is quite say you know come at such an exhibition event even take place from a technological viewpoint if we examined the the equipment that's available at the moment in the technology they have. this mom told the jennifer
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a mother ship is out of commission so is at the moment really for us it kind of just feels like a big piece we're all kind of supporting this decision sometimes you know if we've got a view that they shouldn't be bought and she left in peace but we're going along to museums and going to these attractions and learning more then in essence with subconsciously playing a role in that process of retrieving artifacts so it's a 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 in the next few days i'm kind of looking forward to getting it on how it wants feeling about there. that's all from me for now don't forget you can always find us on facebook twitter and instagram and leave us your thoughts have a great day. seems like 2016 all over again bernie sanders is popular in doing well in the polls and the democratic establishment along with the donor class are nervous they're
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centrist politics is fraying now throw in identity politics the problem for bernie this time around apparently is that he's not inclusive enough is a democratic primary. but we've also discovered that there are genes in our bodies that protect us from a we call these longevity genes and there's a set of genes that we work on in my lab at harvard called the sort to and and for those to work effectively to slow aging and prevent us from getting diseases they need a molecule called. action or tense here we're going underground on day 2 of us president donald trump's
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impeachment trial in the u.s. senate even as the man himself rubbed shoulders with the billionaires of dallas coming up on the show we often will trump's lawyer alan dershowitz what is the actual point of the impeachment trial and we go to some of the 2000 richest to own more than 5000000000 people on earth put together a gathering to talk about poverty in this was. from the b.b.c. to the morning what's fueling melt downs in the british establishment privy councillor and former u.k. home office minister norman baker all the more coming up in today's going underground but 1st let's go straight to donald trump's impeachment trial in the u.s. senate joining me now via skype from miami is one of his lawyers present alan dershowitz who will be defending the president in the senate. thanks so much for joining us again i'm going underground i know you're really busy what with the trial arguably even more important the defending president job is what's going to be happening in jerusalem tomorrow putin macro rivlin pents pelosi prince of wales' all gathering in jerusalem headed next week 75th anniversary of the russian liberation of
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auschwitz what does it mean to you that remember it well i lost many members of my family at ritz in fact and in other parts of europe i'm very proud of the fact that my grandfather who is very poor helped to rescue 28 members of our family from the czech republic by creating jobs for them in new york and getting them visas just on the eve of the holocaust so it has great great meaning for me and if i weren't involved in the matter i'm involved in i might very well have gone to jerusalem for this commemoration. well on to this trial then of course some democrats are saying why isn't trump being tried for an increasing xenophobia and the semitic attacks are up in the united states for the debilitation is of children increasing the numbers on obama drone killing let alone arming saudi arabia against yemen what is this ukrainian case that he's being impeached has been
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impeached for anyway well be framers of our constitution want to distinguish our system from the british system in britain you can get rid of a prime minister simply by a vote of non-confidence in the united states we have an elected president it's a republic not a parliamentary democracy and there are specified grounds for impeachment treason bribery of the high crimes and misdemeanors so even if you think terrible the president sent a terrible job and all the things you listed none of them a grounds for impeachment there are grounds perhaps for not voting for him when he comes up for reelection but impeachment is very specific and the framers were very clear that they wanted clearly defined and very particular criteria before a duly elected president could be. removed and the ukrainian matter is not among impeachable offenses neither is abuse of power obstruction of congress ok well the house of representatives obviously disagrees you with you on that but what about these other matters why is it this particular one and i should say it relates to
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joe biden some.


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