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a psychologist. torture techniques just. detention center giving up free trial testimony. i believe there was a genuine threat of an imminent attack. also ahead on the program the. base watchdog publishes a report looking at how drone strikes could be normal. nations follow washington's killing of a top military chief earlier this month. more . card test divides residence in germany its 1st european factory could
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create jobs but also. there will be new jobs and it's hard to imagine anything bad it's somebody i'm in favor of job creation in a company or any other place for this factory. to the world this is your r.t. international pleasure to have your company my name's union. psychologist the architect of the cia's enhanced interrogation techniques post $911.00 is all apologetic about his role in any torture program the other admission came during a military tribunals which is preparing a trial against the self-proclaimed must pay a tax on new york or washington. what of a personal consequences i would live with i believe there was
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a genuine threat of an imminent attack i thought my moral obligation to protect american lives outweighed temporary discomforts of terrorists i get sick today and do it again. james mitchell was contracted by a cia in the wake of $911.00 to consult and create an interrogation program for al qaida suspects he even admitted personally using waterboarding torture technique that simulates drawing several prisoners later he another psychologist set up a company that provided support for the interrogations the cia's program included illegal coercive measures. in the immediate aftermath of $911.00 we tortured some folks lawyers for the 5
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detainees are now seeking for any statements made on terror cation to be disqualified from the trial and grounds of torture and war activists sarraf launders believes the court proceedings are 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 liars 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
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lives and we should just note that there were juveniles who were a youth who were held for years i've kuantan them oh 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 when we 1st detainee mr mitchell waterboard was a palestinian man known as who is a beta he's never been charged with a crime but remains indefinitely in quantum or he was the 1st no in cia prisoner to all new go into the interrogation and even lost an eye while being tortured during his time there was a baby that attempted to illustrate his experience as a warning you may find some of the following images disturbing.
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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 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 the guard. 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 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
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set up in order to use torture and to study how to apply the most excruciating for mz of torture of pain waterboarding how slamming of of hacking into tight bot. says 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 their accounting demanded not only of those who designed the torture but of those who set up these torture camps. let's move on to another headline stories and u.k. based watchdog has published the reports on
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a so-called new era suggesting drones of become a tool for conducting a sussan nations with more on how the weapons have changed from targeting terrorists to no top military personnel here's r.t.c. sourly. 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. of. the risk. 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
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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 gallatin particular strike or the crimes in the tourist year of an individual the government appeared to for a policy if it was a secret city given away some information by trail or provided any substantial common and lead into what was described as dissatisfying engagement in parliamentary scrutiny finally the lack of ethical debate was glaringly obvious the media and according to drone wars failed to scrutinize 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
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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 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 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 meant one i didn't see one with regard to 4 embassies the use of drones on
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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 what else will be deemed as part of the course next. the artsy london. or former u.k. army officer charles shoe bridge spoke to the program he believes the u.s. has no legal basis for many of its drones telling its. 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 when you've got such a senior official and it's difficult to imagine this an official mohseni and 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.
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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. another developing story this week norway's coalition government has collapsed after it agreed to bring home a woman charged with supporting terrorist groups in syria the move infuriated they right wing progress party which polled its support for the coalition in response. well in manhattan thing there there was the shoe of the woman who was an absolute
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terror suspect were the 3 other parties cave dan bringing home both mother and child we have always been willing to bring home innocent children who will not compromise with people who have joined to are going to and are actively working to tear down all of the values norway is built on that was done last. little repatriated woman is or no we didn't citizen who went to syria in 23rd she had been with her 2 children in the kurdish controlled al hole refugee camp in syria last week oslo decided to allow her to return with her children she was arrested on arrival on suspicion of being an ice on member something she is. well it is far from being the 1st type of its case in europe back in november germany allowed a woman suspected of being an eis
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a member to return with her 3 children are lent dates similar while finland has agreed to examine cases on an individual basis now we put the issue up for debate with journalist lucrative a former u.k. immigration advisor 1st best. 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 no control over what its mother did or whom she married or and the thing of that nature don't forget the images of these 4 year olds 4 years old kid 2 had to kill in front of his parents for the camera one of the prison a suffices so these kids from 1012. under 10 are extremely dangerous the mothers are all fully dangerous people who go off and commit offenses abroad whether that spied joining a an organization. in the against the government of the day or anything
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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 deserve 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 a 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
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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 pm 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 or not that it's got nothing to do with some whether somebody has committed a criminal offense or not let'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 of these people are being accused of being fascists etc by the left and so there is a big problem of recognition for the people really want. also most of electrical energy giant has the bite at the residence of a german tanya the capital over plans to create its 1st european giga factory there doesn't. demonstrators are being to know it's impossible environmental damage with
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plans to cut down $300.00 hectares of forest for the factory but they were met by counter protesters to it appeared to be a through z. else take over the promise of thousands of job. many people are absolutely not aware of those decisions great fall out our water management agency 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 because they've got not sure whether it's good or not i'm worried about the environment being advanced there will be new jobs and new transpired it's hard to imagine anything better that's got this nickel it's a good opportunity for our region but electric cause once over everything and then manufacture causes environmental damage as examinee are but i'm in favor of job creation and special as a company but wasn't there any other place for this factory.
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you know it to be in the young graduates haven't been able to find work that fits their skill was hearing growing high the so a lot of them had to move to other cities and i hope this project will provide a boost for the whole region because 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.
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still ahead this hour to britain private u.s. company go head to head over a plan to salvage relics from the titanic among our stories after the shortest appearance. you know world of big partisan movie lot 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. and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for
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the truth the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks. and we've also discovered that there are genes in our bodies that protect us from aging we call these longevity genes and there's a set of genes that we work on in my life at harvard called the search to ones and for those to work effectively to slow aging and prevent us from getting diseases they need a molecule called an 18. just approaching 21 minutes into the program you're very welcome. german chancellor
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angela merkel is calling on the world to include china in the pursuit of common goals and not to return to cold war era exclusion. of course we also have to build up they are now is of course we have to practice multilateralism so the rules apply to everyone but i believe for us not to fall into an e.u. bipolarity but rather that we try was a result of experience we have to include a country like china multilateralism and treated at least equally. well it comes as the u.s. and china moments to reach a truce in their a trade war for an hour german manufacturers suffered collateral damage from tensions between washington and beijing which mostly hit its car industry another flashpoint was chinese tech giant weiwei the u.s. is continuing to pressure the european union to ban while away 5 g. equipment over fears it could spy for beijing and steal intellectual properties the
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company denies all the accusations in germany the question of 5 g. has long been debated by lawmakers with beijing promising a backlash if weiwei is banned in order to please washington. if germany were to make a decision that led to war always exclusion from the german market there will be consequences the chinese government will not stand by. the a lot of aspects to this story so we've been getting some experts insight into all of it here's what's being said. for germany and for e.u. to maintaining its independence to maintain its own judgment on major issues in the world rather than purely passively just of farnell the leadership of another major tranter makes a lot of sense china after all is a permanent member of the security council of the united nations and it is the 2nd largest economy in the world and to marginalize china will not succeed on the land
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and also will bring a lot of economic it is advantage to whichever country which tries to push china down on the ground the e.u. in general is one of the poles in a global order and china doubtless needs another one so were there would be more collaboration getting done but they're not continuous adjourned or and also because of the bad but should is the means dong very soon there will be a new so maybe it is a plan to install a new policy. to create is a new concerns that i'm on a concert. tour in iraq was right now is grades on critical and the period of the zone u.s. trade war and shows government always will engage the european countries as a remote island to kind of kind of balance. right let's explore the depths now because an 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
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a private american firm has been pushing to move ahead with a project to salvage relics from the famed sunken vessel and wants to use submersible robots to retrieve artifacts to tell the stories of the 1500 people that person of course we 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 only a few scientists be allowed to see the artifacts firsthand it's elitist and it's wrong the wreck of the ship which went on after striking unlaced burke in $1012.00 still contains the remains of passengers many relatives of the victims are concerned over plans to remove a worsening section of the rift we spoke with jess sweeping him from the british titanic society who told us that many people will be upset if the american firm gets its way. this stage the announcement they are misty have made it is quite say
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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 is a must win or teal is dipsticks mom told the geneviève mother ship is out of commission so is at the moment really for us it kind of just feels like a big beast we're all 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 lending more than in essence with subconsciously playing a role in that process it retreating artifact so 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 in the next few days i'm kind of looking forward to getting a stay on how it wants feeling about the us ok we're all set to crackle with more great programs here in moments on r.t. international do stay close for that and i'll see you at the top.
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you know one of the best charts greatest charts i've really been studying for years now i don't know exactly how we're going to get into this but i just want to mention right here at the top it's the money velocity chart. the money velocity chart and we're going to be getting into that. plus lead why is the key the slimed you force me to do the focus of us to do so he's. going to want. to see the. most good movie the.
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more you. change. the law. the readings and sell you take should. 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
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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 berg 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 to murder 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
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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 or 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 well and start watching the hawks. on a city street you want to see. him so you see see this is this. state. rice it's great to see this least systemic dissent says
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so but she's. so. welcome ramona watching the hawks i am sure and joining me today is nick brown of the extinction and you've been watching what's been going on in davos this week you know ground 0 spoke trump spoke extinction rebellion is there i understand what are they actually doing there what's there on the right were what they were blocking the road to davos making a lot make it a little more difficult for the one percent to conspire against the rest of the world. that is basically what they do in davos from what i understand there's been a lot of big bites in the media this week. like a sudden was bigger than it seemed to be grad and donald's war world war of words over climate change will either in your opinion after watching davos and watching this world economic forum over the last few years will either of their speeches actually make an impact on this crowd.


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