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iraqi officials suggest islamic state terrorists were behind in the attack on an iraqi military base in the summer that left one u.s. contractor dead and they claim that was the real reason for the spike in tensions between washington and the rams. the oscar ceremony ends amid growing concerns that such events are being used as a stage to attack donald trump with many of the actors speeches written by a company set up by you for the rock obama staffer. also this hour with the death toll from the coronavirus up adamic climbing to more than $900.00 worldwide we look at a temporary accommodation for russian citizens airlifted from the epicenter of the outbreak. and we hear from the family of
a 14 year old palestinian boy shot in the head with a rubber bullet by israeli defense forces israel says it was responding to violence in the area. a very warm welcome to the program on this monday morning it's 8 am here in the russian capital let's get started with your live news update. new revelations obtained by the new york times cast doubt on what led to the extreme tensions between the u.s. and iran last month baghdad military officials are questioning washington's version of events according to which it was all sparked by iran backed militia launching a rocket attack on the iraqi military base killing an american contractor but the iraqi side says there was a very different culprit are reports. so far this is b.
the no food here a plague volcanoes and shootings and it all began with a very nearly willed war 3. 1 thing leads to another and we're on the brink of that war now imagine finding out that it was all based on a lie as you know asteroid the u.s. forces were attacked by hezbollah to base near kirk but how that hard to fit the us use the incident of the k one paisa times as an excuse to accuse hezbollah and hold it responsible this is a weak and false pretense and it cannot be taken as
a justification to target groups nasr the iraqi borders and defending iran. iraq is have a least having consistencies with trump story 1st the jaw graphy the initial attack which america cited and blamed on the iranian backed caught the by his wallet happened in this sunni muslim populated area of kirkuk province shia muslims such as caught the by his boat iranians they aren't welcome that if you've never been to iraq let me spell it out taking a walk through the wrong neighborhood can get you killed and facts caused by his boat hasn't been seen in this area reportedly for years who has made a home in the area is isis they launched 3 attacks here just days before we as iraqi forces cannot even come to this area unless we have a large force because it is not secure. how could it be that someone who doesn't
know the area could come here and find that foreign position and launch an attack the villages near here when in the europe there is sympathy with the why do we resort to blame and hizbullah or those american intelligence connected the dots real quick they examine the truck that apparently lho inch the rockets that the us space connected it to cut the best bowler iran cited intercepted communications and then hid everything literally they haven't shared thread of information with their allies or iraq or the defense took office of actions in defense of our personnel interests in iraq by launching 15 strike eagle against 5 targets associate with hizbullah which is named iranian and sponsored shiite militia groups and i would note also that we will take additional actions as necessary to ensure that we act
in our own self-defense and we deter further bad behavior from militia groups or from iran we have requested the american side to share with us any information any evidence but they have not sent us any information the inconsistency as they mounted mount the truck that the u.s. says fired 31 rockets at them well iraq he's added lies that unfounded fod less than half of that but adds minor compared to what comes next the iraq war and the u.s. base that there was a growing risk of isis attacking them all of them with 6 heroic national security council since a report to the americans noting that since last october i says terrorists have endeavored to told one base in cookoo district by indirect fire could you shoot rockets some up here is how it went the americans were warned that isis which controls territory around the u.s. base and hates america. was plotting to attack and launch rockets at the base the
attack happens so trump blames and then boards a brewery in malaysia citing intelligence either to secrets or too shameful to show anyone you decide we spoke with middle east analyst who believes the incident reveals there is a little intelligence cooperation between washington d.c. and baghdad the classic justification for not sharing such intelligence is normally that you know there are affiliated elements within iran and so probably such intelligence could be leaked but at the end of the day you know if there is something serious then probably at least there needs to be some intelligence cooperation the united states never has the whole truth probably they need the iraqi side its side of the story or version of the events so they would go and have
a certain committee under the umbrella you know under which they are cooperating and say look we have this what do you have on the incident but it could well be that the united states not sharing the information means that they actually don't have in from information and that they just want to use this incident in particular as a pretext for doing whatever they wanted to do it in the 1st place and the u.s. appears to be on some really shaky ground in afghanistan as well to pentagon troops have been killed and 6 wanted and nangarhar province in the east of the country an afghan soldier opened fire after an argument that's according to local officials. an individual an afghan uniform opened fire on the combined u.s. and afghan forces with machine gun we are still collecting information on the cause or motive behind the attack is our moon at this time. 3 afghan commandos were also wounded in the incident u.s. troops are facing growing hostility in the country coming under increasing attacks
washington has been trying to reach a peace deal with the taliban and the state of the union address president trump said u.s. soldiers were not meant to serve as law enforcement agencies for other nations. as the media research analyst at the center for the conflict and peace studies says afghans will want american forces out. with all the collateral damage that's happening with all the civilian casualties that's happening the best of the american you know someone that the americans actually helped to become the president the former president hamid karzai he's even speaking against the americans and criticizing the americans for whatever they're doing in afghanistan and he thinks the american presence in afghanistan is a problem there's no doubt that the afghans one point you would want the americans to leave because no country wants to live under a competition and this is where you strong afghanistan.
the south korean film parasite has won best picture at the oscars surprising many that's the 1st time a foreign language movie has won the prize joaquin phoenix and renee zellweger won best actor and actress in a film backed by a production company founded by the obama's won best documentary but many are concerned that actors speeches at such ceremonies have become too politicized and focused on criticizing president trump that may be because they were written by a company working with top politicians and organized by former clinton staffers are to say their style of takes a closer look. as except in speeches used to be straightforward thank you i don't know what to say my gods but it seems the simple times in hollywood are long gone now they're as much about climate change elections and equality is they are about cinematic achievement women 18 to 118 when it is time to vote please do so in
your own self-interest it's what men have been doing for years. and culture is the 3rd leading cause of climate change 70 percent of the water it pollutes the most water the statistics are staggering dedicating our lives. save our environment and figuring out how we can save our own but how did we get here when and how did all these major stars catch the woak bug because you didn't seriously think of the all right there except in speeches themselves now did you so perhaps it was right about the time barack obama's old stuff as and speechwriters switched to offering their services to the west coast me jon favreau no not this jon favreau the other jon favreau yes this one he is not just your average scribe he was also
a director of speech writing for the former us president and me told me via 2 he was once obama's national security spokesman the duo founded a firm called fenway strategies back in 2013 and while they're not disclosing the names of their clients they are proud to work with hollywood's elite over the last year we have worked with some of the highest profile individuals on the planet from former presidents to oscar winners fenway strategies employs people who have diligently served not only barack obama but other democratic luminaries including hillary clinton michael bloomberg joe biden and others among a bus respectables as confidentiality is the name of the game here who's to say if and we was involved but see if you can notice a common theme everyone associated with the black women's agenda. i'm thrilled to
be with you i'm thrilled 'd to be associated with you as a black woman i am especially proud to stand here today because i know for certain that the dreams of my ancestors run through me the race is moving go along the hold of hope you know the surge of hope your brother church the bigotry of the truck that better trained should we have a racist in the why you know we have a sexist in the white house we add a pathological liar in the white house. one of fun ways employees. also authored a book called impeach the case against donald trump wonder if he got the ending right and if anything a transition from capitol hill to holywood has added some much needed glitz and glamour to boring old political messaging rushing for rights is
a speech forces dream come true because unlike politicians who are not professionals at memorizing lines or delivering them in compelling cars mustique ways or it is actually know how to deliver the lines so is it really a surprise that ever so glad to be able to spend some of their fat only would pay checks on a few lines of text that can launch them on to the divine bounty and of the woke in a matter of minutes. rivera editorial director for reactionary times dot com some things that the us democratic party is using hollywood actors as political tools i had of the presidential election. find it kind of interesting how creative the democrats have become here in trying to disseminate their messages so they're using 21st century methods 271000 century political ideas here on this in the left is going to try anything they can this election season to try to
either bash the president or promote their progressive ideas especially now with. the timing of the coming on the heels of their own resoundingly loss in their attempts to try to impeach and remove president unfortunately because of group think in the bullying that permeates in hollywood right now any celebrity that leans to the right is going to be ostracized and not a lot of them have actually been blacklisted out of the industry. meanwhile an oscar nominated documentary on the syrian city of aleppo which lost out to the obama backed production has been accused of pushing a pro terrorist angle and airbrushing the role of militant groups in the region. that's happening. we also proud to have developed this film from was one forgets
we're short films during the siege of aleppo all the way through to this incredible feature documentary proof that our unique support of independent filmmakers across the world can have a huge impact. the movie won a british academy award for best documentary as well as around 60 other prizes worldwide however the team's affiliation has raised concerns camerawoman wada alcatel has been an outspoken supporter of the syrian revolution her husband has been repeatedly spotted with the hottest including a man who beheaded a child independent middle east journalist vanessa billy says that the documentary is flaws do not and there. denies the existence 1st of all. the extremist groups and the terrorist groups and we have to remember that most front which is there in syria was and still is the dominant force. in most of us in a sea level and now of course what we see or these 2 particular this effectively
commissioned by channel 4 to produce reports that were presenting a misrepresentative view of what was the thing in a celebrity and this view was not being verified or investigated independently for each other or it was being republic as gospel in a sense now that east aleppo is liberate what we're seeing now which for some a. denial of justice and a continuation of the suffering that the people. went through both front of the occupation of the bridge and then west of the daily thing talking to mortars from east and. you can find more analysis of the documentary and the situation on the ground from independent journalists covering the syrian conflict check out of the nest of bilious op ed at r.t. . meanwhile another tragedy is also unfolding in syria the ancient city block and look province has been recaptured by government forces after
almost 9 years of jihad us occupation archaeologists are now struggling to suss the damage to the mesopotamia kingdoms ruins with the process made harder as the whole area has been filled with landmines. this commissions at this location since 964 have to stop being 2010 as a result of the situation in syria with turned into a training camp by militias they've built a network of tunnels blow was destroyed systematically they used heavy machinery to excavate the area many supports of destruction and smugglers of archaeological old defunct took part in the destruction of the wonderful kingdom acropolis.
now to another one of our headlines stories israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says he is ready to resort to drastic measures against gaza following recent attacks on his country. i want to make it clear we will not accept any aggression from gaza only a few weeks ago we eliminated the senior commander of islamic jihad in gaza i were in detail of plans i won't list all actions but we are prepared for a crushing action against the terror groups in gaza. palestinian militant group hamas called netanyahu threats a provocation adding that will only encourage palestinians to fight more tensions
have been on the rise after the us president donald trump announced a peace plan for the region many call the proposals heavily biased in favor of israel however clashes have led to many civilian victims including children 14 year old mohammad has been in a coma since being shot in the head last week by israeli soldiers with a rubber bullet the victim's family says that he was walking and a local park with friends father described how he learned about his son's injuries . muhammad was shot in the head i wasn't at home at the time my father got in touch with me he said my son was wounded i was driving at that moment when i got back i saw my soon was badly injured he was taken to hospital but only after soldiers removed the brave book a memoir soon was put in intensive care. the i.d.f. responded that their actions were justified as there were dozens of palestinians in
the area and said that they were burning tires and throwing stones at soldiers they said that they were also aware of the boy's injuries but meanwhile mohammad grandfather told a rather different story of what happened. that is children went to the park and saw soldiers there of course they were scared so they hid behind a rock at one point they wanted to see the soldiers had gone so mohammad stood up to look and then he was shot a bullet hit him in the head of the right side he lost a lot of blood and fell into a coma he's arms and legs are paralyzed his story is one of many tragedies in our town every time a child becomes a victim people are terrified i can tell you that these soldiers really do shoot at children and. now we have asked the israel defense forces for comment on the situation we will of course let you know when we get
a response from them. the death toll from the corona virus outbreak has exceeded 900 people with over 48000 confirmed cases globally against that the russian air force has carried out an airlift back in waiting russian citizens from china's province hit worst by the outbreak. 144 russian nationals and foreigners were brought home from we were on the coronavirus at the center 5 russian military planes carried out the emergency airlift. we have very happy we were waiting for you when you finally rescued us thank you very much evacuees were transferred to a rehabilitation center near the siberian city of 2 men where they'll be monitored under quarantine such high level precautions being taken amid fears about the spread of the virus similar methods are being approached across the globe in the u.s. military bases have become makeshift isolation areas for hard evacuees but if you
look at some reports it sounds like russia's dusted down its good legs we have total imprisonment all of it looks so surreal people in full body chemical protection suits are constantly coming in but many of the guests have been taking to social media to show just what their temporary lives are like to send you a callar is one of the only bonus here is our room and everything is very good there all the basics. you can easily live 14 days here there is a shower and a t.v. . fridge which i haven't used yet. so wardrobe and a mirror when i come into ringback the room i found fruit sweets and tea on my table everything is good cosy i'm happy. with the evacuees provided up to 4 meals a day one complaint mentioned they're not allowed to leave their rooms despite this they can chat to their roommates some have been working out but most reading books
or watching t.v. . has plenty to fill the time. so i'm planning to do my chinese language studies now that i'm going to read i've already done my exercises so i need to stay active and now sit around doing nothing. evacuees are under the close watch of medic. we make sure that we do it but if you do doctors check us morning and evening to take our temperature or listen to how we breed examine our throats. the evacuees are showing any symptoms of the virus and if you studies that way he should be able to head home. the impeachment proceedings fell through in the u.s. senate president trump's opponents are not backing down in their attempts to discredit him one of the recurring themes employed by the democrats has continued to be the allegations are brush and collusion now meet him in a lot of as a bridge on the entrepreneur and pop singer who the investigation suspected of
being part of alleged russian meddling the reason apparently being the fact that he was one stall trumps business associate parties oksana boycott got to talk to the man who is believed to have arranged the much reported on meeting between donald trump jr and russian national. it's a quick preview of that interview. the now infamous trump town meeting between. the russian lower and the. do you think this whole thing was. how africa. on the your side on my side. 100 percent it was handled ethically. simply for the reason that i was always ready to testify and we reached out and said the u.s. senate is coming to another states and allocated 2 weeks for my tour to you know testify to congress to the miller to speak to them to whoever wanted to speak to me about this whole set up my only negotiation. aspect was that i want to do it
voluntarily so i don't have to get stuck in the united states and the miller's team replied that it can only be mandatory which would mean i would have to stay in the united states that the investigation finishes which at the point was over a year in progress so i thought the main reason for why you care was the only reason because of course he wanted us to again because i had another but $110.00 shows that year that i would have to risk because i'm stuck in the states and these are major financial risks as well so all i canceled was the american tour which cost me about half a $1000000.00 in personal losses but we did return tickets and now we are heading for the store again i think everybody should be realistic if there's you know this whole spy thing going on between russian america i would not be involved my manager music manager would not be involved i don't know why by the way i was a manager for michael jackson as well as another 20 years ago.
you can catch that interview in full on our website r.t. dot com. california governor gavin newsom is facing a backlash after mulling a 3 year suspension of state fitness tests for schools that's over concerns it promotes bullying and discrimination of non-binary students however the move is widely being mocked in media and online. california is considering stopping physical fitness tests in schools over concerns they lead to bullying and body shaming so good job getting gym cancelled you fat loser. we all know what he's called body shame you without the metrics. that says you're weird logic is like what the bullies is going to be they're like oh man i want to give you a wedgie so bad but i just don't have the data. how about they just stop the students from gender identifying and keep the fitness testing
common sense is gone now they do away with things that are good for kids because i'm on your board stressed about not wanting to be male or female new someone just a little bit of mind left when do people wake up being trans is a lifestyle nothing to do with biology gavin newsome is all sorts of wrong for california the physical fitness test is in fashion aiming your enabling bad decisions and laziness. school fitness tests were introduced back in 1998 among other things they include a one mile run pushups and a body mass index test that's used to screen students potential health problems however critics say the test is discriminatory as it require students to identify either as male or female under current state regulations students in grades $57.00 and $9.00 are required to take a physical fitness test we put the issue up for debate with media commentator and
psychotherapist mark rutherford. the fitness tests although are a mile marker to help indicate for the child if they're progressing along oftentimes if the child does not meet up to the standards of the other children it does provide kind of a shameful or embarrassing moment for the kid challenging students and not subscribing to the school of sort of everybody gets a trophy that we sort of fall into over the last decade or so and actually raises children's self-esteem but what happens is that it oftentimes becomes counterproductive and lead in children who are non-binary or who are or have any kind of physical limitations to kind of step away from that and i think sometimes it becomes a counterproductive counter intuitive measure childhood is all about challenges that it's about winning and losing and learning to grow it's about failing and getting back up and learning how to deal with those things in
a safe and protected environment and i think we need to be very careful that we don't fall into this group think this politically correct group think that we will think what the governor of california was saying is that let's not do away with this all together let's take a break figure this out come back to the with the game plan and then figure out how do we go from there well wrapping in some of these new or just to the to the rainbow of the human culture i just think we have to be very careful about the challenges we do decide to withdraw from students based just on their opinions as they are in transition anyway and as their brains are not fully formed enough to perhaps make such decisions for themselves in my practice i see 456 year old kids come in with their parents who absolutely present not to the gender that they were born they are transgender they are non-binary there isn't a way to kind of classify them based on the body parts. now that's been our roundup of the day's top news for now as always thanks for tuning in i'll be back in about
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