the end of nations being bombed into democracy biden's administration says no more u.s. backed regime change. their old habits may die hard. international criminal court launches a probe into alleged israeli war crimes in palestine israel back. they call it the . international circus of clouds. and the discontinuation of books by famous children's author. the top of the best sellers on amazon. and 64 percent of americans believe council culture poses a threat to freedoms we put the issue up the divide. we have to keep in mind that
a lot of people want ideologies that simply should no longer exist well i would hate to live in a world where when people are heck even a group of people got to decide what was and wasn't racist and therefore what was and was not acceptable. good morning i want you all to international thanks for joining us. washington says no more costly foreign military interventions but with president biden strongly supporting nato bombing of yugoslavia in the ninety's and lincoln advocating to supply ukraine with weapons we ask whether the new slogan is likely to translate into a real policy shift. we will incentivize democratic behavior. but we will not promote democracy through costly military interventions or by attempting to overthrow authoritarian regimes by force. we've tried these tactics in the past
however well intentioned they haven't worked quite an interesting use of words but the pattern from the united states of intervening in the affairs of other countries destabilizing and overthrowing governments around the world is quite well known one looks at the history of iraq of libya afghanistan one looks throughout south and central america one can see many examples of the united states intervening in other countries affairs destabilizing and overthrowing governments and in fact in recent years we've heard many calls from u.s. leaders for governments around the world to be overthrown and for leaders to step down assad needs to go we will continue to work with our partners in the international community to press. he to leave the time has come for nicholas murderer to go what's interesting is that just a day ago we actually had a tweet from anthony blinken in which he gave full support to one guede 01 grade 0
is an individual in venezuela who has proclaimed himself to be the president and has been engaging in violent attempts to destabilize venezuela to overthrow the elected government there of even u.s. military contractors that have been involved in those military coup attempts so having anthony blinken you know you know voicing support for one great oh the unelected individual who claims to be venezuela's leader kind of flies in the face of his claim that the united states won't be using force now if there was one loophole you could say in anthony blinken remarks he did create a pretext in which the united states would be continuing to use force against governments of course we will never hesitate to use force when american lives and vital interests are at stake now what. exactly would constitute such a threat he did that lay out any specific criteria so it seems that though the united states through its new secretary of state is announcing that no more force
will be used many wonder if this will simply be a changing of rhetoric it looks like the united states will most likely be continuing its foreign policy activities but only time will tell he did leave that huge loophole where he said vital interests vital interests can mean almost anything mars the moon you name it it could be a vital interest to america if a politician wants to say that's the case you know trump certainly had his own style that was very bombastic and out there and other presidents have been more reserved in their or in their description of activities but when you look at the actual policies we've seen no change and i think it sounds like rhetoric not something that we can count on yet you know president trying started a trade war with china and now president biden's talking about well we're going to cooperate with other countries but we're also going to have trade agreements that protect our workers and do this and that which in the end probably means the exact
same policies as a national trade war so i don't see biden tearing up a lot that is substantial i see him rebranding a lot of the same old thing. and so they've lincoln has repeatedly echoed joe biden's america as a bank slogan this of a big question where exactly that means given the country's track record. was. it was.
america is back. america stands to say quite a lot of cash if it puts a stop to foreign military interventions a recent report found the u.s. had wasted billions of dollars on unserviceable or abandoned buildings and vehicles and its longest war afghanistan often the early $7800000000.00 in capital assets reviewed in his prior records specialist back to general for afghanistan reconstruction identified by a $2400000000.00 in assets that were used to riband and had not been used for their intended purposes had deteriorated over or destroyed. the cigar report also found
the since 2008 just over $1000000000.00 of u.s. funded assets were used as originally intended only $340000000.00 worth of equipment is still being well maintained the u.s. war in afghanistan started in 2001 but despite pledges from various presidents to withdraw troops from the war torn country there are still around 2 and a half 1000 american soldiers there brian becker from the answer coalition believes u.s. tax dollars could have been better spent this is amazing levels of waste fraud and abuse and perhaps now it's you have $2400000000.00 of equipment that's no longer available to be used buildings that were constructed in can't be used because they're industry appear but this is reflective of how the afghan war has gone from the beginning hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent. and i
would say tens of billions of dollars have either been looted by american military personnel or their allies in afghanistan or the money has been completely disregarded so it's fraud and it's abuse the reality is the american government the congress passes these giant military budgets almost a trillion dollars a year and there's no accountability at but if you have these huge bundles of money available to be spent then there's an incentive to make a contract with someone who's going to build a building and perhaps not really build it or build a building that's not needed take some of the money in the form of profit and give it to ghose who made the contract for them in other words a kickback this is a big system of criminal activity and it is a form of corruption but because it's in the name of national security in the name of defense no one asks important questions. the international
criminal court has launched a probe into alleged a war crimes by israel in palestine the same place the 2040 gaza war which was one of the deadliest conflicts between the 2 sides. the decision to open a notice to geisha full of the painstaking problem in your examination undertaken by the office that lasted close to 5 years our central concern must be for the victims of crimes both palestinian and israeli arising from the long cycle of violence and insecurity that has caused deep suffering and despair on all sides in february the trial chamber of the international criminal court determined that the hague court has jurisdiction for opening a criminal investigation into the activities of israel and the hamas leadership for alleged war crimes in east jerusalem gaza and the west bank the palestinians have said that this is a victory for the victims they say it's
a landmark historic decision but as expected the israelis for some time has been campaigning against precisely what was announced today back in february the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu had this to say when the r.c.c. investigates israel for fake war crimes this is pure anti semitism. his promise to a visual i assure you we will fight this barrage of justice with our might what this means is that hundreds of israelis could find themselves out on the wrong side of the law and we're talking here about the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu right on his ministers and even ordinary soldiers the country's defense minister benny gantz has said that he's never been afraid of crossing over in any lines and this announcement doesn't make him feel full either you have for years had human rights organizations who has been warning of israeli violations against palestinians.
yeah yeah. the united states has been a longtime ally of israel and when the former president donald trump was in power way he sanctioned the international criminal court after a tried to open an investigation in the palestinian territories now however under his successor joe biden it is possible that there is pressure to lift the sanctions and of course israel is lobbying against this what remains to be seen is just what comes out of this investigation. my colleague in a new discuss the investigation with enough dolly bennett israel's former defense minister and current candidate for prime minister. this is a perversion of justice of any basic morals you know when one side or
another the 2nd side has a right to self-defense the court is not a court you know they call it the i.c.c. i view it the international circus of clowns let me tell you something you know i thought in quite a few wars defending my family come us shoots rockets at israel ease from within hospitals within homes within schools and then when we want to fight back then this i.c.c. thing tells us that we're immoral and you are saying that the militants were based in hospitals and schools but by firing bach were actually schools and nurses and doctors where working civilians were killed there is very much a sense of proportionality to be to be held here isn't there an israel did not. is there you know if someone is shooting your kids your kids from within the school how proportional are you going to react well there's
a sense of self defense of course i agree with but in terms of doing that do you not prolong the war on the victims in israel as well as palestine making it even worse for future generations surely there's a stage where you have to say listen we're going to go after these people but we're not going to try to kill as many civilians as we did before oh no you're distorting things we never are out to kill civilians being killed haven't they oh they've been killed by their own government hamas which places rockets next to their children so yes let me but you know if your weapons ever places rockets from within civilians he is murdering his own people not israel there's an evil side that is an attack him there's a good side that's defending and the only side that holds any responsibility is the offender let me be very clear you know if there is a list of people who are going to the hog i'm going to be at the top of the list we
will never the hands of an israeli soldier while defending itself. amazon a seen a huge spike in sales of the classic dr seuss children's books that's after the publisher decided to discontinue the series for containing what it says of racial stereotypes these books put 3 people in ways that were hurtful and wrong ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure dr seuss enterprises catalog represents and supports all communities and families the announcements the 6 books would be scraps was made on the late author's birthday after the stamen book sales on amazon skyrocketed by more than 5000000 percent in 24 hours taking them to the top of the bestsellers list. u.s. researchers say that several books contained examples of white supremacy and negative portrayals of asian people including the depiction of
a japanese character with a yellow face which was deemed to be racist the study also concluded that an image of 3 asian people carrying a white person was an example of white dominance but the story of the grinch one of dr seuss's most famous works is still available. chris was. prosperous music where. i washed up. the office stepdaughter supported the publishers decision but said that dr seuss didn't have a racist bone in his body at all a director believes the authors relative had no option but to bow down to the world brigade. all this has been manufactured to the point where of course she's probably going to say something like that because it's the smart thing to say so that long term it doesn't damage the dr seuss brand going forward to let's face it i mean
that's their families money maker they don't want to get canceled the imagery that people are are kind of harking on and making a big deal about i guess it could be considered by people who are extremely sensitive and probably looking for something to be upset about but i but again i think that this is an example of you know 1st world problems let's call it that when you've got nothing else to worry about then this is what you're going to focus on kind of nonsensical stuff and i think that the cancel culture the p.c. police we live in a time of phony outrage maybe i'm a little bit different maybe just whatever and i don't know if it's the way that i'm wired but i don't personally find offense to it but then again i don't walk around online watching t.v. walking the streets looking for something to be offended by you know to me that's not really you know. something that we should be upset about like you know the
anti-semitism of the 1930 s. in germany is something that maraton bring dr seuss's books do not somehow he goes from being this great children's all sir that you know cream up with these great stories that if you know provided wonder to children for years to being some sort of are not here or something. coming up it appears that people in america are getting tired of settled council culture that's according to a recent poll story after the break. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy confrontation let it be an arms race. and spearing dramatic development only mostly i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical
welcome back the rise of so-called council cultures being seen by some as such a threat to freedom of speech that one us lawmakers calling on congress to address the. council culture is a dangerous phenomenon whether you agree or disagree with the views been censored if cancel concert continues unchallenged it is not just the unpopular controversial viewpoints that are its risk. a recent poll found 64 percent of americans agree that boycotting or removing certain types of content does pose a threat to freedoms in the country it also found 80 percent of republicans consider cancell culture a threat only 48 percent of democrats to now the issue serve has been highlighted by a number of high profile cases over just the past year including when amazon pulled a book by a conservative author that challenge the transgender movement early 2 democrats representatives called on cable companies to stop posting conservative leaning news channels and 2020 an editor at the new york times resigned over an opinion piece by
a republican senator that advocated use of military force protests we discussed all these issues with a panel of guests. the problem with cancell culture is that when we're looking into people's past 20 years ago 30 years ago in some cases what does it look like holding people responsible now for things that they have done i mean almost a generation ago can't people change can't people become better people as time goes on council culture does not allow for that have i said things that i think you know in 20 years maybe you'll look and say oh you should have said that well that's true and it makes us all need to be more mindful of how we conduct ourselves and what we say it's not ok to just speak so freely about people of different colors of different races socioeconomic status or handicaps we need to be mindful that our society has locals of so many types of people there are of course racist people out there is the best way to change their minds and improve race relations to simply
silence anyone who goes against the narrative or should we actually be doing more to engage with those people and maybe explain why their actions might hurt others or try to change their opinions how many people have had their mind changed by being silenced it just doesn't seem like a long term strategy that will work our society is largely built on racism our society is largely built for on things that are just and racism to some integrity to who america is that. people that racism seems anti american and some who have people who want a little better instead she's all know this with my great great grandfather well ok but her great great grandfather that black people were who pulls them and that they should have rights so you know we have to keep in mind that you have a lot of people holywell into ideologies that simply should no longer exist well i would hate to live in a world where one people or heck even a group of people got to decide what was and wasn't racist and therefore what was
and was not acceptable in the public sphere that goes just intrinsically against the concept of freedom of expression which is essential if you hope to have a culture in a society where different people with different. indians can actually live peacefully together we're not going to continue to coddle racism in america and that's simply not the role we should probably take it's best that we began to doubt all of the structures that are harmful whether there are a sport or a mine in a park it's time to take those down and move forward and he did here with that story or not. the f.b.i. director has labeled the capitol riot protesters domestic terrorists during a hearing at the senate judiciary committee he said the threat they pose to american society is similar to that of the so-called islamic state that attack. that siege was criminal behavior plain and simple its behavior that we view is the most it terrorism back in june of 2019 under my leadership we elevated
racially and ethnically motivated violent extremism to our highest threat pro or on the same level with isis and homegrown violent streams. the hearing focused on the f.b.i.'s handling of a report on the eve of the riot the warned of possible violence the f.b.i. said it and passed the information on to campus police who deny they received it 5 people died as a result of the right included the police officer and a woman who was shot as she tried to enter the house chamber. the f.b.i. had chris for a also said there's no evidence to suggest anti term groups organized the riot contrary to what some republicans have said we spoke to jennifer to master and to terror expert and legal analyst who says people's political leanings affect their attitude towards the events. we cannot have an f.b.i. that downplays violence against us like b.l.m.
even if it's not the majority there must equal justice under the law we must discuss threats equally clean when the george floyd riot started were allowed to have 2000 people on the streets looting businesses burning down buildings to read mean threatening people laid arson all over it and so the kind of violence that we saw coming from that you're looking at 2 side by side if you haven't seen it reported seen this is a completely mostly peaceful protest with buildings on fire behind him and on the other side of the screen you're seen a guy with some horns walking around taking selfies with capitol police and one of those is being called horrific domestic terrorism the other one has been called mostly peaceful we have a problem it is concerning what when depending on your political ideology you can get away with literally burning down somebodies building burning down some is livelihood as long as you're part of the right political ideology. let's finish with a quick look at other stories happening round the world firstly
a man wielding an axe is injured people in sweden 20 drove suspect was shot by police and hospitalized we say they're investigating possible terror motives behind the attack a number of the victims are said to be in a serious condition according to police spokesman the incident occurred in the town of london 340 kilometers south of stock. and elsewhere central greece has been rocked by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hundreds of buildings have been damaged in its which was felt the quake was far away as albania in kosovo have been no reports of serious injuries around 6 people have been rescued from the rubble of the collapsed homes. and you are right up today thanks so much for your company this morning or tonight international join me for updates at the top of the hour.
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the. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy confrontation let it be an arms race off and spearing dramatic to follow to the only loosely i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down and talk. this is cool but the one business show you care for the comfortable in washington coming up in the wake of fresh u.s. agents russia has vowed to retaliate turned out we take a look at into the impact of sanction effort. around the globe
a lot more optimism has risen in the fight against copa 19 as president biden claims there will be enough vaccines available for all u.s. adults by may we'll catch you up on all of the latest and later one of china's top financial regulators has issued a warning about the growing bubble in the west we have a tax show today so let's dive right in. and we lead the program with the latest strain and u.s. russia relations as new sanctions have been put in place by the biden ministration against moscow those sanctions are in response to moscow's alleged attempt to poison opposition leader alexina but only with a nerve agent last year the kremlin has denied any role in the poisoning demeter pescado a spokesman for russian president vladimir putin weighed in on the latest sanctions tuesday evening. restrictions absolutely unacceptable they produce.