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there was a good bye to another, shooting another safe part of american life shattered by violence. the gunman was armed with an a ar 15, semi automatic rifle. when the issue comes home, it's time to act when we're silent on this issue, the other side wins by default, lady that lived over there. i was walking one of the jobs, which is why you where again, where you stay on nothing. i take it off it, i think the people need to take responsibility in their own and be prepared if those kinds of weapons were less available. we wouldn't have a lot of the shootings and we certainly wouldn't have the number address with our headline stories today. our new german language channel r t. d is embroiled in
a legal disputes as europe's media regulate her questions. it's broadcast license r t management. however stressed about the license was obtained in full compliance with european law. russia publishes a list of proposals to nate. so for a maintaining secure it say, what the country's deputy foreign minister is saying, the ball is not firmly in the alliance has court when it comes to de escalation. also we dig into disturbing revelations that the manchester arena suicide bomber had links to a former nato soldier, turned terrorist ah, all right, we are counting the program from today. welcome to mosque one to our
t international pleasure to have your company. i'm you know, neil, our new sr channel r t d, just over a day old has been caught up in a legal dispute already in germany related to licensing our team management. how to respond. it's saying that the license was quote, obtained in accordance with all applicable european law and regulations. but an official for the european media watchdog had some ominous words for the new channel . the license must be issued in germany, and the application must also be filed. her, 1st of all, this is a real irritant, and we will take care of it. yes, some context here. perhaps the new channel was taken off. you chewed on the very day it was launched yesterday. technically there's no link between now and the german t v broadcast dispute. but as you can see, it's been a rocky start for r t d. when i spoke to ortiz, deputy editor in chief and head of communications for our channel on the balcony. she explained what the disagreement stole about just to start,
but what is the head of the european regulator can complaining about in particular? well, 1st of all, this was a very interesting interview. very interesting comments that we saw him give where he called the r t d. essentially a pesky, neat little nuisance that is going to be taken care of. so that is some interesting language there right off the bat. but the crux of the issue is that in his view, we have no business broadcasting in germany. he is claiming incorrectly that our t v news channel is actually based in berlin, when in fact, it is based in moscow, quite literally down the hall from, from the studio. and the news programs are coming out here being filmed here, edited put on the air and so forth. and they are, they are doing got via
a license through another country and serbia through another european license and are in full right to broadcast across all of europe. including in germany, various media outlets authorities in germany are saying there's an issue, but where are td's license such he just mentioned there was obtained you said it was attained in serbia. so what was the problem there? that's a legal correct? absolutely. so our license was obtained under what is known as the european convention on trans frontier trans frontier television. which under that convention gives us the right to broadcast to $33.00 countries across europe. as long as for moscow. and those countries include germany, but they also include other countries with majority or significant german language populations, such as austria, switzerland, luxembourg, and so forth. now the issue that these various commentators are saying is
that we're not in fact broadcasting from moscow, which is just absurd. but then we're doing so from a from berlin, which is home just to a production company, r t d e productions that makes some of our content. yeah, but the lion's share of the news broadcast that's being done here. exactly. and legal action has been launched by the german regulator. i think that's the situation as it stands. can you tell us more about what you know of a? yeah, so this is a, this is where the separation is really important. the legal action is being launched against our tv productions, which makes some, you know, make some of the shows but it is being launched for not applying for a, for applying for essentially, for a serbian license, not applying for the german license because they're a channel broadcasting in germany, which is absolutely false. r t d e productions does not need
a license because our tv production is not a channel. it channel is our tv that is coming out of here and thus moscow, our headquarters, our parent company applied for i applied for the for the license in serbia. that's a significant distinction. it's not a, it's no, that's a little and this is where it seems that they do. yeah. they're taking issue with them broadcasting and germany went, they're just not doing such a thing. we are broadcasting in germany and we're doing so in accordance with absolutely all the laws and regulations of europe, of that convention that i mentioned and, and absolutely, every territory where we operate and have always done. so in a big question, do you expect the shuttle to be shut down? we believe that the law is on our side, that the right is on our side. because we data all the i's and cross the t's and did everything exactly as we should have. and so, believe that at the end of the day, we will prevail. that said,
the amount of pressure that, ah, our new german channels has faced even before it went on the air. difficulties with bank side difficulties, not just with licensing, but you know, the pressure on, on our guests and so forth. has been really unprecedented air pressure. again, as i mentioned, the beginning on our digital platforms. and so, you know, we just launched the channel yesterday and you can see everything that's happening so we don't know what to morrow will bring about that, said it and we're ready to keep back to keep fighting. well, geopolitical analyst, patrick hennington, had some direct words. he sais, the move is politically motivated and out. a dangerous precedent has been said, not just the german regulars office. it sounds like the i, e u, the european regulator is also involved. but i think as follows is sort of a general pattern. it's, there's a lot of, there's been a lot of political brings been ship in germany. i really believe that there's
a geopolitical element to this with germany to really important a language block for media. so it is a really important in terms of soft power in terms of influence. and this is the, this is what media is all about, all countries exercise. so our not least of all in the problem is not always in a dangerous precedent, but the, you know, the language is also disturbing when you have this sort of blogs, a ha dismissal and dismissing off hand r t simply because it's, russian does sound like there's a bias there, an inherent bias. they don't give any specific. so why they don't like the content . they just say that, oh, it's because, well, there they must be up to no good. in generally to prelude to hostilities when you have all out media war. that's a prelude sometimes you could say to hostilities, it means that they're gonna be escalating and other areas. patrick henning says, well, we have reached out to one of the main european authorities dealing with press freedom
for its use on the r t d dispute. the o. s. c representative on freedom of the media to list or requests will be considered as soon as possible. another big story of the day russia has published a list of proposals for d, escalating tensions with nato, amid fears of a conflict in ukraine. among the demands or a scale back of military activity near russia's borders, the western defense alliance has already responded, saying it will consider the documents, but any outcome will require input from ukraine or senior correspond minnock as they have reports on what moscow has put forward. for years now, we've heard the same thing. oh, things have gone too far. a, we don't want war. we want to be friends for both nato and russia. but things keep getting worse. escalating to russia has taken its step publishing proposals for the us and nato. its wishlist for return to normality,
something to start talking about and it begins with a call to de escalate, to win the constant threats and true build ups which only lead to more of the same . the parties shall not use the territories of other states with a view to preparing or carrying out an armed attack against the other party judge for yourself. where in previous years they threatened each other with, with sanctions or legal action. now, openly booth russia, nato, a talking in fearful tones about war and of the cuban missile crisis. i'd like to believe that this is rock bottom, but there's no guarantees and guarantees are what russia wants. guarantees, for example, that us missiles aren't stationed within a few minutes flight time. to moscow. the parties shall not deploy land based, intermediate, and short range missiles in areas allowing them to reach the territory of the other
parties. moscow sees nato slow and unexplainable encroachment towards russia's borders. as an existential threat, nato argues that it's peaceful but right then the u. s. military doctorate. russia is referred to as an adversary. the closer that nato and u. s. troops and tags and missiles move to russia, the more unpredictable the game gets, which is why putin has said he's red line. nato state's commit themselves to refrain from any further enlargement of nato, including the accession of ukraine, as well as other states. not that nato thinks much of russia's concerns. not long ago, secretary general stockton berg announced that roger has no veto, no sane nato operations and no right to any sort of security. buffalo sphere of influence, which sets us back all the way to square one. at the buddhist motors,
this is not an attempt to revise the post cold war order. it's a response to western expansion which is being conducted in a hostile manner. the gist of the proposal that, that the u. s. nato and russia have a requirement for security as essential as food or water, that they must all equally respect. nato has received the proposals and says that the little disgust them amongst themselves and with input from ukraine. but there isn't much cause for optimism, rushes requests of largely been rejected, summons in private, some in public and some mockingly for the cameras. but perhaps this time sense will prevail. will independent political consultant, reiner roth 1st thinks it's in europe, interest to strike a compromise with moscow on nato. i think that at least the european branch in nato
should accept this offer. happily gladly because it's of great interest, of course, for europe to live in good partnership and teased with russia. but the question is whether nato will decide in a way that you, europeans, at least, should wish. it may well be in the interest of the united states government and to raise the tensions between europe and russia in order to or keep europe as close as possible independence off the united states. instead of watching a good relationship, building up the evolving between the european neighbors of which also a russia is a part of this may well explain a why a nato behaves in a way that is against the interests off the europeans. and which drives from russia
into a ever closer relationship with china. this is our to international news keeps rolling in 90 seconds to close. in terms of security and defense, your stance at a crossroads should outdated cold war era structures be maintained like nato in over reliance on the u. s. or should europe define and shoulder responsibilities for its own defense? and what about russia? mm. my view more broadly is that genocide has taken place far more than anyone acknowledges. right. it takes place frequently. it is taking place and virtually
every country in the world. so why does it come to be call them others political will political mobilization if you remember, wanda, nobody initially wanted to hammer minute this. i was saying why nobody wanted to call it that. eventually that label came to take place, not, not at the time when immense worm full name border places ation is if you say it's genocide is suggest that you need to do something. ah ah, you're back with rti. manchester, a rena palmer may have been radicalized by a former nato soldier, turned terrorist balderas revealed during an inquiry into the atrocity on thursday . senior figures from the you case, counter terrorism, police force on the home office gave their closing submissions. just her reminder
than of what happened in 2017, not tragic day. solomon, i'll beatty detonated explosives in the stadium, hosting and ari on a grand day concert. 22 were killed. many children, the youngest and 8 year old girl, hundreds more people who are injured. eager sit down a phillips now at the latest fax to come to me that he murdered 22 people in one suicide last. now a public inquiry is trying to establish what turned a hardcore party go into a suicide bomber, and how it could have been prevented. the probe was yet to deliver concrete answers, but over the past couple of years, it has yielded plenty of disturbing revelations. these pictures unearthed by the inquiry leave, little to the imagination the bomb. his whole family himself included, have been gun toting maniacs, thoroughly radicalized according to the findings. this is his father and the m. i.
5, they admitted they knew about the trigger. happy father who apparently was turning his sons into extremists. am i 5 also knew about the bomb his contacts with not one or 2, but 6 people who were just short of being placed on the terror. watchlist. and my 5 were also reportedly warned by the f b i that cell mana betty was planning an attack in the u. k. which in fact he was none of that was apparently good enough to ban him from entry in 2015 and my 5 received information that summoner bady was in contact with the subject of interest as so i see a so i see was a long standing a so i, because was previous affiliation with an extremist group in libya, from mid 2015 onwards. and my 5 received information or some, and a baby on several occasions which included conflicting information about his a spousal of pro eisley views. ah,
this is abdul rove. abdullah, a convicted terrorist, suspected of radical ising the manchester terrorist. he was friends with the bummer, with the bomb his father. more than that, they were brothers in arms, within one of libya's largest militant groups. the february 17th martyrs brigade, that's where they learned how to shoot, kill and bomb. not without the help of natal instructors, it was a group that had taken up arms to fight against us. indeed, we had to foster us as we were backed up by the whole world and we were fighting. our nature was frightened actually with us, long sighted us as the british government also, actually i was chained by and actually native as well. it was just normal, basic training in weapons, basic train and yet out to ain't chew and reload. militant groups that
lay to birth terrorists have been ones favored by western officials. the inquiry has shown. when a delores commander was done with fighting in libya, he formed an anti government militia in syria on irish government. money. and did he subsequently lead a group from libya to syria? it? yes, i saw mana he did, and here before that he was in island, is it? he was a live is a live in irish, i live and under. he was aided by the irish government with money. and i believe the british government also knew of others were to go and help syrians if against the fight against asset during the libyan conflict. in 2011, the british government was in communication with a wide range of libyans involved in the conflicts against the cathy regime forces.
it is likely that this included former members of the libyan islamic fighting group and the 17th of february, march. this brigade is part of our broad engagement during this time, the you case helped to rebel groups of various degrees of extremism did not end their britons elite troops were caught on camera in libya, despite official assurances at the time that there were no boots on the ground them there was no other choice but to admit the reality. if the malicious and or herb bellinger had not been there playing a key role, i am not so certain that air bala would have resulted in good of his downfall in the way that we had a few people imbedded with them. not france, so to speak. but beckoned carriers rebel groups firepower grew. nato was dropping bombs by the 1000 and qaddafi while eventually fell. and with him went down libya's security and rule of law. as war, this myriad of militias turned against each other vying for power. the country
turned into a free for all, so the u. k. began to evacuate. it's citizens, including militants. well guess who boarded the royal navies. h. m. s. enterprise, back in 20. 14 in tripoli. none other than the future. manchester, boehmer. solomon abedi, eagle shut off. will r t as us nate. so and u. k. officials to comment on the revelations we let you know what responses given for more on the inquiry head to our website, which also has plenty of stories we just couldn't fit into our bulletin today, including the u. s and ukraine voted against a un resolution condemning naziism that just a click away at r t dot com to the united states were cove aides on the rise. again, the country's nearing a 150 fellers and daily infections and president biden. i was given this warning to millions of vaccine hesitant citizens. prom vaccinated. we are looking at
a winter of severe illness and death vaccinated for themselves, their family and hospitals wilson over well. well apart from cove, it concerns people in the us are doing battle with soaring inflation and living costs, all of which is having a pretty negative impact on the popularity of the american leader here. sar. t's nick urine, a tragic milestone bind and cold it. and he's right, the number of cov, a death in the u. s. is now about equal to the population of atlanta. anthony lewis combined. the toll stanza, more than $800000.00, a grim figure, which is doubled in a single year. it's a heavy burden for any president to carry in his 1st year in office. but it seems that president bite and took some convincing on the gravity of the situation. with
them was was 200000 where preventable death live looks when vaccines wo readily available. and the old habits of blaming donald trump is no longer going to work. just over 4 weeks ago, america had no real plan to vaccinate most of the country. my predecessors, my mother would say, god love and failed order. enough vaccines fell to mobilize the effort to administer the shots, fail to set up vaccine centers that changed the mobile. we took office as by the now use it, his influence to encourage people to get vaccinated won't turn help, but wonder whether trust in the presidents woods has been undermined. vaccinated 57 to me, of 570. to me. i don't want to read. i'm not sure i got the right number. the total
number boosters is what if it had the 77000000 boosters, we have a roughly 350000000 people vaccinated united states. and as biden comes to the end of what was expected to be a com and year after trans post, so that almost at 70 percent of americans have it reservations where the bind and is a leader. they can believe in no doubt not helps by his multiple fo par, like cracking jokes about kentucky after the state was ravaged by killer tornadoes . by kid. say, the best thing you ever came out of kentucky was my sister in law. the president's performance this year has also been enough to turn some of the mainstream media against him just months ago. the future look to bryant as for cost as spoke optimistically about how life with bio in at the helm would play out. but the tune has changed with some media outlets now, urging bitin against another run. combined president joe biden's age. he'll be
a to, to shortly after the 2024 election and his ongoing political struggles. he's mired in the low fourties and job approval and you get this a series of stories examining with abide and runs again, and if not, what might take his place. so what's the president to do? he should announce much sooner than later that he would not run for a 2nd term. the argument against this is that he would instantly turn him into a lame duck presidents. and that's undoubtedly true. bought news flush right now, he's worse than a lame duck. the white house press secretary, however, se if the president has every intention of keeping his job, whether the country will concur is another matter. american society being split along party lines could be quote, reversible and extremely dangerous. stop is the finding of a new academic study, a very vast, wide ranging one as well. that concludes that the vision in the u. s. is close to
tipping point. let's go through this a little bit. it seems because polarization has gone so far, americans will find it difficult if not impossible to unite even when faced by a serious threat such as war. political commentator an rti contributor lauren chin gave us her taken how things go up to this point. political division in america is at an all time high right now, and it is no secret that by and large the corporate press are not fans of conservatives. after all, they have been calling them not season white supremacist for going on 5 years now. and perhaps it is because the rhetoric against republicans was already so strong that now leading up to the 2020 to mid term elections. and yes, even 2024 general elections. it seems like the new way to demonize, anyone who would dare to support donald trump is not just by calling them ideological extremist as we've been seeing. but to actually go so far as to imply that they are physically literally dangerous and an actual threat to democracy. and
if you think that's just hyperbole, check out this op ed from the washington post in his piece. our constitutional crisis is already here, writer robert kagan lamented that quote, the united states is heading into its greatest political and constitutional crisis since the civil war with a reasonable chance over the next 3 to 4 years of incidence of mass violence, a breakdown of federal authority and the division of the country into warring a red and blue enclave. and to be clear, a far from believing that potential political violence could be a both sides situations where democrats and republicans alike end up taking arms for their respective causes. commentators like kagan and emerson, b c's, john heilman, make it clear that in their opinion, the threat of violence comes solely from the right, at least 8 percent. and maybe as many as 12 percent of the american people now say the job was illegitimate and that violence was appropriate tool to removing him and restored donald trump, considering that throughout 2020 large scale political violence was almost an
exclusively left wing arena. with many american cities being burned or looted under the guise of b, l, m, and t for activism here in the corporate press. now trying to paint conservatives as the real threat of domestic terrorism in the country might seem disingenuous. and so with all this discussion of political division and even violence should come as no surprise that the top of secession has even come back to the main stream. in fact, as a bloomberg opinion piece recently noted from tax it to the new california republic poles in the us do show strong support for splitting the nation among blue and red lines. and although the concept of balcony zation or succession is still regarded as an extreme suggestion by many in the media, if from supporters and republicans really are as violent and bigoted as they would have us believe us, shouldn't they be jumping at the chance to separate themselves from them or perhaps are the allegations against conservatives. merely smears meant to keep them out of
political power all while allowing democrats to enact legislative control over them . 3 months after the tell about took over of countless them. humanitarian groups are continuing to sun. the alarm, the banking system, us gallops them the countries on the brink of most starvation, a situation that's expected to intensify during winter. i lindsey means that even with like, spending the whole day in line and again, some friend at 3 loaves of bread help esvito children where as a senate truly the baker says here from wanting to make it for 3 logs is brad. the price of bread has skyrocketed with hundreds of people, including women and children, and the elderly come to the bakery every day and bake for bread. people live in poverty. prices a low from a bread used to cost $10.00. i've gone east, but now it is 20. 23000000 people face acute food shortages this winter.
as more than half the country's population out the taliban take over foreign donors, cutoff financial aid. humanitarian aid is still getting it. but there is no telling if it will pass the 1st winter test on the taliban government is now urging the us to release $10000000000.00 in afghan assets which were frozen after the islamist group seized power in august. the taliban foreign minister has asked the world to show mercy and compassion to the country citizens. we discussed the crisis with the un secretary general's deputy representative for outgoing consideration on the ground in afghanistan continues to be difficult and conflicts . winter has come. we have temperatures dropping below 0 and people are definitely not heavy.
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