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marking the 75th anniversary of the road army's liberation of the nazi death camp auschwitz world leaders and dignitaries. for a holiday. we speak so. i me i will never forget it every morning i look at my hands and see. i have the number here and i see it every day the time. will no regrets in the face of a u.s. military tribunal the so-called mastermind behind cia torture techniques during america's war on terror admits he would do it again. and among the other stories that shape the week a deadly virus outbreak in china spreads across the globe with cases confirmed in
countries as far afield as the u.s. and france the death toll in china has now reached 56 people. live from moscow thanks for joining us on the weekly artie's international and diana hawkins welcome to the program. first day dozens of world leaders and dignitaries gathered in jerusalem to commemorate the holocaust it was time to mark the 75th anniversary of soviet forces liberating auschwitz the infamous death count in nazi occupied poland. my dear family i'm writing this letter before my death i don't know exactly when me and my relatives are going to die just because we're jews i'm in a concentration camp before all of us will be shot in a shelter thursday 4 am 16942 very well to you all.
that i am barack. the other thing i wanted to tell you was that i had several jobs in birkenau in auschwitz one of the jobs was clearing the ashes from where they bug juice through a tunnel to a small river. and i worked there together with another guy who was already old he was 32 and i was 16. i didn't know what these ashes were. one day when i saw it in daylight i asked him. what is the job we're doing so he told me what it was. not me. blushing. and i never forget it every morning i look at my hands and
see well i have the number here and i see it every day at a time in the. world leaders at the holocaust memorial forum spoke about the importance of remembering the horrors of what happened in israel fact the dalai for its role in the victory over nazi is a wall in his address president putin described the holocaust as one of the darkest moments the world has ever seen. it by your skill before my visit to driesell i looked through the official documents and reports of red army offices after the liberation of auschwitz concentration camp i must say de colleagues it was impossible to read the details of how the merciless machine of people extermination
work these crimes conducted by the nazis were deliberate and well planned what they called the resolution of the jewish issue is one of the darkest emotion in full pages in modern world history and. u.s. vice president mark penn soever chose not to emphasize the role of the red army in liberating auschwitz raising questions whether that was deliberate. when soldiers opened the gates of auschwitz on january 27th 1905. they found $7000.00 half starved half naked prisoners. hundreds of boxes of camp records that documented the greatest mass murder in history. this is miss ration in the united states on both sides of the aisle are 1st of all very ignorant of history unfortunately and also there is a kind of a wave of truth to phobia that has swept the us over the past several years started in the democratic party of course trying to find a way to blame someone for the loss of hillary clinton but now it's that now it's
so bad that anything russian that's mentioned even this even a soviet activity in world war 2 is is just is just forgotten so it's a massive steria on the us part. or one survivor's harrowing account is not only about escaping the death count but actually being born there too we spoke with him about the liberation of auschwitz and how it's perception has changed over the years. people term but there was no liberation so if there was no red army then there wouldn't be me or other prisoners or my mother i have never questioned the merits of these soldiers i have always been grateful the prime minister and the president criticized the red army equally it was the same under the previous authorities know the admit there was a liberation of auschwitz but at the same time there so there was no liberation of war so if you call that the 2nd occupation. was liberated but that was sore and
other cities were not i don't know maybe the americans liberated them. when they will mark exactly 75 years since the prisoners of auschwitz were set free you know i think that should all be following the memorial events on what is an emotional day for so many around the world and to remember one of the most horrific chapters in history we'll hear some of the stories of those who survived. the psychologist dubbed the architect of the cia's enhanced interrogation techniques post $911.00 has been unapologetic about his role in any torture program that admission came during a military tribunal which is preparing a trial against the self-proclaimed mastermind and 4 others of the attacks on new york and washington back in 2001 whatever 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 outweighed temporary discomfort of terrorists i get up today and do
it again james smith still was contracted by the cia in the wake of 11 to consult and create an interrogation program for al qaeda suspects he was one of 3 men authorized to do waterboarding that's a torture technique that inmates drowning on several prisoners later he and another psychologist set up a company that provided support for those interrogations a series program included now illegal coercive measures. in the immediate aftermath of $911.00 we tortured some lawyers for the detainees are now seeking for any statements made on their interrogation to be disqualified from the trial on grounds of torture and the war activist sarah flounders believes the going to court proceedings are deeply flawed. but 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 attorney mr mitchell was awarded was a palestinian man known as abu zubaydah he's never been charged with any crimes but remains indefinitely in guantanamo it was the 1st known cia prisoner to undergo enhanced interrogation and even last the 9 while being tortured during his time there is a bite has attempted to illustrate his experiences warning you may find some of those 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 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 . 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 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 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 mitchell 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 our slamming of of packing into tight boxes of stress positions and on and on all of this really has
to be exposed and there are counting demanded not only of those who designed the torture but of those who set up these torture camps. a deadly coronavirus outbreak which began in china in mid december has rapidly spread across the globe cases have now been confirmed not only in neighboring countries but also in france canada and the united states chinese authorities confirmed a total of 2002 cases with the death toll reaching $56.00 people in the country president sees you playing has warned of a grave situation or the spread of the virus accelerates the travel companies in the country of halted group tours due to the outbreak meanwhile the russian health ministry has warned of a serious risk that the virus could spread across its 4000 kilometer border with china a little quarter breaks down what's known about the deadly virus. people are dying of a new virus and it's spreading like wildfire across asia if we still know so little
about this mysterious illness. and. this new coronavirus has been identified as a mutation of sars a 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 coronavirus which was 1st recorded in china carries
a body logical threats to the population of russia $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 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 as appearing internationally in the just cases in areas the. over no phones of cases which are further away if this if this outbreak continues as we're seeing the case over see globally highly connected and so it is likely increasingly likely that we will see potentially a case of china stepping up containment efforts after she stressed the serious. this 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 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. this week u.s. democrats concluded their arguments against donald trump while passing his impeachment trial to the senate russia of course a hot topic during the opening speech always the head of the house democrats out of shift in the apparently all important words well more than one occasion russian intelligence services russian expansionism russian forces and their proxies russia kremlin russia's president vladimir putin the russian military agency. we can fight russia over there in the russians through russian efforts thanks to vladimir putin
when the president said he russia if you're listening. they were listening that's the russian story. while the cameras were focused on the senate floor due to a ban on filming sketch artists instead caps of the atmosphere in the chamber some of the pictures showed members having trouble staying involved in the process stretching their legs doodling even having a nap senators also face the 12 hour no phone policy while sat desk and we spoke to journalist and political commentator chad whitmore he says that even the strongest supporters of trump's impeachment board with the russians now receive. the democrats already has 100 percent of their energy and their time into trying to remove a duly elected president from office their biggest hoax russia gate so completely flat and even their strongest support everything a lot of the president's plot even their strongest supporters the people who most want to believe that the president will be removed from office which he absolutely
will not even they've grown bored with this narrative and when they start reading up russia again. it's just so sad you can't help but laugh and laugh and laugh and add people oh see 57 times at last count referred to russia or putin the impeachment proceedings well how do you deal with the most effectively you either mock them and laugh at them or you ignore them and gosh darn it that drives them insane came still to come about because treasury secretary and student activists got to go head to head on climate issues find out what the teenager is causing a stir in washington after this break. and the united states presidential candidates debate the future of the u.s. and the world. max kaiser and stacy her but dig into the burning questions of this
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welcome back to the program climate change significantly shaped so much of the 2020 world economic forum this week the event wrapped on saturday in the swiss luxury resort of davos set the stage for an unlikely battle between america's treasury secretary steve teenage eco activist. and u.s. fund its chief shrugged off her view saying with 17 year olds should go to college before lecturing world leaders on climate issues she the chief economist who is she i'm confused after she goes and studies economics in college she can come back and explain that to us it doesn't take a college degree in economics to realize that the remaining 1.5 degree carbon budget and i'm going to fossil fuel subsidies and vestments done it up. steve mission is not the 1st u.s. official it has clashed with recently but in december donald trump suggested the activists should work on her anger management problem and their differences and
disputes continued at the world economic forum or the latest episode of in case you missed it took a ringside seat. it's that magical time of the year when our wealthy overlords gather for the economic glitzy gathering looms for bringing together the world's business elite yet no one has said me champagne in the swiss mountains leaving the 99 percent to pray for nonviolent. because hundreds of thousands just to go to davos for that the filthy rich demand to be entertained this year rock row tickets for the heavyweight championship of the world though trump is grad. school for gratitude. in a ski resort this week with an i think gets away with their release sending us some high work. pay for full price ticket.
to a slow start the worry she warms up quicker than the atmosphere. already one year ago i came to divorce and told you that our house is on fire. i said i wanted you to panic you could forget i've been warned that telling people to panic about the climate crisis is a very dangerous thing to do thank god for that because i've got to say with the way she's been talking i thought perhaps no one had told her we must forget about net 0 we need real c. of well all i need is some good news to see what's happening in the orange corner fear and doubt is not a good thought process because this is a time for. just hope and joy and optimism in action. knows what he's doing and knew there was nothing to worry about carbon emissions my we must reject the
perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse don't it calm down i mean and i he's not the life of the party but he's just a kid it seems in the area where trump and grettir can see eye to eye today i'm pleased to announce the united states will join one trillion trees initiative being large here at the world economic forum one trillion truths oh yeah great is going to love that one we're not telling you to offset your emissions by just paying someone else to plant trees in places like africa while at the same time forests like the amazon i've been slaughtered at an infinitely higher rate ok so this is going to be a bit harder. as we all do. is that nothing can be done sitting here right now you wouldn't believe it's possible. that we have found the inches you'll be
hearing about it but we have found is that things that people say would not be possible with saved or i'm convinced are new. a landmark test case on euthanasia rules is unfolding in belgium where for the 1st time since the practice was legalized 3 doctors are facing criminal charges prosecutors allege they illegally entered the life of a 38 year old woman woman's family says they've been broken while her death. taylor looks into the issue. on christmas eve in 2937 year old teenager told her family she wanted to be euthanized but wild teen suffering might have ended several months later in a clinic in the flemish city of get and that of her family is still ongoing because the 3 doctors who were involved are now on trial for her mother this will be belgium's fust criminal case concerning heath in asia since the practice was
legalized back in 2002 which accounts for an average of 6 deaths every day the doctors insist they acted in good faith and are unfairly being painted as murderers but the hiring account teen says does give of that fateful day raises questions over the competence and motives of the medical professionals. who likened her death to that of a pattern that isn't pain and is having a shot. when she died he asked all parents if they wanted to listen through the stern scope to
check her heart had actually stopped beating. belgium is only one of 2 countries which allows for euthanasia on psychiatric grounds and sees people suffering from depression gender identity issues and an erect resort to this so-called must see killing 2 months before her death as is required by your teen went to the psychiatry list dr point who diagnosed her with a mild form of autism teen's family protest this diagnosis adamant she was simply suffering heartbreak and distress after a failed relationship. she knew that if she wasn't diagnosed with autism or asperger's she would have no chance of being euthanized as such they say the key legal requirement that a patient be incurably ill was not met and so by injecting her with that lethal dose she was poisoned really confused by the diagnosis and in this particular psychiatrists solution of suicide it just doesn't it doesn't fit together for me i
think that there is a dangerous especially from a mental health perspective when people play god is so to speak when we're making decisions now about life and death or when other people are making decisions about when to in their life based on things that can be fixed pretty easily in some cases mental illnesses autism is certainly very treatable one of my child has some mild autistic manifestations and we get through those you know it's certainly not a reason to kill someone or to commit suicide but this was far from the only irregularity they noted and when they launched a complaint the doctors allegedly tried to block the investigation with the psychiatry even hitting back at the grieving family we must try to stop these people. it is a seriously dysfunctional one dead traumatized family with very little empathy and respect for others this is not the fast time psychiatry to diagnose teen has come
under scrutiny but in 27000 documents revealed the head of belgium's euthanasia review commission was concerned dr 10 point wasn't fulfilling all necessary legal conditions relations soured so much that he refused to accept any father patients referred by doc to temp aren't her colleagues are also worried that she's allegedly approved around a 3rd of all euthanasia cases for psychiatric reasons in the whole country she is not really a great person to go to in terms of her judgment for this kind of medical procedure she has a personal and are for looking at euthanasia as a as a solution for these patients so perhaps patients seek her out when for like this happens it just happens to be too much of this about one particular physician and that's why she's being called into question by 9 other psychiatrist in her own
field in belgium that she's doing something wrong so clearly there's some more investigation we need to learn more about this particular psychiatrist and this particular others have said dr 10 point doesn't expel treatment options available before granting euthanasia an allegation backed by teen sistas. instead of trying to go team to a better life team was deliberately led to death and pushed without the reasonable treatment options being exhausted and consequently without suffering being relieved the question is whose interest was paramount in this process the interest of teen or the interest of others euthanasia is legal in just 5 countries and is one of the most controversial practices globally stories like teens reveal just how difficult it is twin sure that people's desire for personal freedom isn't tragically misinterpreted and abused we are live 3 import the psychiatrist standing trial in the case for
a response who told us she cannot comment at this time while all 3 doctors than i and charges. well let's sit down and see what myself or the boss thought i must go back in 30 minutes time with the latest up now it's front running. from a. little biased on the sly arms you force me to do the focus on the best of you so easy to. get what. you see is the. most good movie the.
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