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he realizing this disruptive potential so that those countries cons, ignore it because it threatens national security issue. but if we take the nato n e u countries, virtually old of them subscribe to certain doctrines and maintains selling but tell us closes, they are a cyber army on behalf of a country. that's their job. in some of the top stories from us over the last 7 days, russia unveils a list of proposals to nato, for maintaining joint security with moscow's deputy foreign minister, saying the ball is now in the alliance's court when it comes to de escalation over ukraine. the pentagon said that none of its personnel would be held liable for the botched drones strike in afghanistan last summer, which killed 10 civilians including 7 children. we heard from a grieving relative with nobody approached us. no one contacted us and we were
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given no information. how can they compensate for our family members? all the wealth in the world means nothing to us. now we've lost 10 of our relatives . and after years of blinding posts as false or misleading facebook admits in court, that it's much vaunted fact checks are actually based on opinion ah, are broadcasting live director of studios and moscow. recapping the week top choice with our weekly program. this is our to international an hour friday saw russia release a list of proposals to deescalate tensions with nato. amid fears of a flare up in ukraine. among the demands are a scale back of military activity in your rushes borders. the western military block says it will consider the document, although insisting that any outcome will require input give our correspondent with
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our garcia if comments now on what moscow has put forth 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 the 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. way in previous years, they threatened each other with, with sanctions or legal action. now openly booth russia and nato. a talking in fearful tones about war,
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another 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 states committed themselves to
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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 vito, no se nato operations and no right to any sort of security buffer or sphere of influence. nato has proven on the last years that her are open door policy is not only something we are support in words, puddles in deeds, party by inviting to new countries. montenegrin north m madonna to become members. so we have enlarged the line so that all spheres for to new members, despite protests from, from russia. and also we are supporting ukraine in ukraine's efforts to a con, closer to a natal membership, which sets us back all the way to square one at the nebulous motor. this is not an
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attempt to revise the post cold war order. it's a response to western expansion which has been conducted in a hostile manner. the, the gist of that 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 a little discuss them amongst themselves and with input from ukraine, that there isn't much cause for optimism. rushes requests of largely been rejected, summoned in private, some and public consult mockingly for the cameras. but perhaps this time, sense willed, prevail, right? moscow's proposals come as the west again accuses it of preparing to invade ukraine . a claim that is strongly denied. nato's chief, also stressed calves requested to join the alliance, would be decided between ukraine, nato, and its allies. a long while at the same time, he highlighted what he called
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a pattern of russian aggression. the kremlin foreign ministry spokeswoman says remarks like that only create more tension. if a shall wash man, this is as information campaign it aims to crate. firstly, the image of russia is an aggressor, a secondly, additional pattern in the region, including the black sea, the russia, green border, and se ukraine. so this will not bring stability and security either international relations or the regional janda guy. yeah, it will undoubtedly complicate everything. meanwhile, journalists primarily of course western door noise really use the word aggressor for into our country over to you. what right of the have to do this. i tried understand this every time. when was the last time russia tag to anyone else? people need to back up this claim with arguments and how many times have needed countries at texas her in states, in the last 20 years. and how many special operations were carried out by the nato countries. we were to, can you show me something in close to that from the russian side. now the more there is nothing. you need to figure out where there are faculty and where there is
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a propaganda. earlier in the week, my colleague andrew farmer spoke with the former austrian foreign minister, karen nestle, she outlined ways that she believes could help overcome the current political deadlock between moscow in the west. ah, yes, we are in a stalemate. no doubt about that. but in such a stalemate, it takes people with some sort of creativity. that's what diplomacy is about international relations and not only about self impaired digna's, of national security interests and so on. at the moment we have bayside saying, russia saying, look, we've got grave security concerns about nato. we have eastern european countries, same. we've got great security concerns about russia and a potential invasion. so what, where's the meeting point where the meeting points can only be achieved by saba, pragmatic, diplomatic trust building. there's simply a complete disregard for historic and contemporary a worries on, on,
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on the russian side. so that, that i think that should be taken into account and, and to overcome that stalemate, it requires genuine diplomatic creativity. also on the side of nato officials, you and, and to your administration, we see that at all, anywhere. unfortunately, we are in times of a decline of diplomacy, diplomatic practice. if we are in a world of unilateral statements. first of all, this looked at this armament of words. i mean, this terminology is kick, it cannot be continued as, as it has been the case over the last few weeks the media should act in a more responsible way of quoting this, this german paper, the bill to which, which had as effect planets on. so there is a many people are required to act in a more responsible way because the stakes are simply too high. such
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a language was not a present in the cold war days in the seventy's eighty's. maybe because we still have people in office who knew what war meant. some of them well after the 2nd world generation. so they, they wouldn't play around with words like nuclear at tech or a fully fleshed war because they knew what war most about. we have to see this more moments now to do really something like confidence building back. and i saw that the us side, what would put its priorities in a different way. and that seems to june meeting some more saba and pragmatic approach. what, what will be on the agenda? no, u. s. military personnel involved in august botched drug strike enough dentist and
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we'll face any kind of punishment. 10 civilians were killed in the attack. most of them were children. we got reaction from a grieving relative to the snouts, meant made by the pentagon on monday. do not anticipate there being issues of personal accountability to be had with respect to the august 29th. here strike flock. the key up as the news came, as a shock is humiliating for us to hear that no one will be prosecuted. they should have kept their word. we held that the people who ordered and carried out this attack would face justice. the americans claim that they can spot a need on the ground from their satellites. so how could they not see the innocent family they were about to kill? they found no connection between us and islamic state. so why didn't they do those checks before launching obama to us? it looks like no other country is forcing them seek justice. there is no one to challenge them because they're superpower. that's why the americans have failed to keep their promises. when the americans promises justice and compensation and then they would take us to the us. we found out on the news that they would take some
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measures, but nobody approached us. no one contacted us and we were given no information. how can they compensate us for our family members? all the wealth in the world means nothing to us. now we've lost 10 of our relatives . my brother was working for foreigners. he was innocent. all of our children were innocence. what did they do from all of roger that are this girl was among the children who were killed in the strike. she was just 2 years old. 3 of the children had been in a car when it was hit by a missile. and in total, 7 youngsters were killed all from just one family. the pentagon initially defended the cobble strike claiming it targeted members of the islamic state. more than 2 weeks later though it acknowledged that it was a tragic mistake. we discussed the developments with former u. s. military drone operator, brendan bryant, you know, it's been 10 years since i blew the whistle on the u. s. drone program will be 10 years in 5 days, actually. um, and to see that nothing has changed, even when it's blatantly out in front of everyone's face. how we operate
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and no one's being held accountable. like we've been talking about this for 10 years now. when i 1st started talking about it, people called me a liar. people tried to defame me and now that we see it for what it actually is, innocence had been killed, not just innocent and innocent aid worker who was there trying to help. i really think that the managed states has lost knowledge on how to conduct warfare. and it's now a business. they're not going to punish the people that make them money. they're just going to punish the people that are so the supposed enemies in the ones that they test this, munitions on who should be punished or the officers. they said that there's a breakdown in communication, but that is mostly a lie. i am must have been that there was there and there must been someone miscommunicating something but they have everything should be in a chat program like it's not just a radio call instantaneous. you spin up your mess when you shoot. it takes like 5
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minutes to get ready to shoot a messiah. this was not an emergency situation. none was under spire. no one was under duress, no one was under stress. and so they had all the time in the world to make the decision on whether to shoot or not. the couple incident adds to a long list of similar disastrous, according to the bureau of investigative journalism, up to 900 afghans. civilians have been killed by u. s. strong strike since 2004, including dozens of children. while the new york times found that hundreds of civilian deaths were actually unaccounted for by the pentagon, brendan bryant again shows his experience of operating battle drones. there is no way that anyone who has ever done this job and sit there watching these people live their daily lives out, can not look at them and say, these are not people there. people because you go home and you go out into your own community and you see the same, keep same types of people doing the same thing. they're going to coffee shops there, go into bookstores,
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they're hanging out with their friends and family. there is no disconnect for a drone operator. there's so much connection. like if, if a drone operator were to go over there and to meet the people that they interact with. visually, they would probably have a emotional break down and cry because they would, she, these people are suffering and no different than themselves. and that we're perpetuating that suffering because of our action. we're doing it. facebook users may have to reassess the information that they have been getting from the side after its parent company, meta admitted in court, that so called fact checks are based really on opinion. the revelation came during a legal battle initiated by a journalist after his posts were flagged as misleading with commentary hears ortiz hostetler turns out the famous fact checkers, who are busy labeling things false, partly false, misleading. i've actually been a bit loose with well, the facts. facebook, yet again, found itself in court. this time up against
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a john list. he didn't like the bay slapped partly full sticker on one of his post . so he sued for defamation. and because facebook, when he spent millions of dollars on legal fees over the years and got creative this time and claimed that front check has, don't decide what's false or not based on fact, what a ridiculous idea, but on their opinion, hence the title fact checker and because opinion in america is sacred. you can't sue it. it's a very, very nifty loophole. but just to really escape any liability whatsoever. facebook double down on how it gives it. fact check has a very long leash so matter identifies potential misinformation, for fact checkers to review and rate. it leaves the ultimate determination whether information is false so misleading to the fact checkers. and though meta has designed its platforms so that fact checker ratings appear next to content that the fact checkers have reviewed and rated. it does not contribute to the substance of
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those ratings. now you won't find any of these details in the giant fact checking section on facebook dot com. instead, you'll learn about how they interview thought, says and consult data and look for facts you know, to really drive home. the point about how it's all based on opinion. i think some of it's 3000000000 users worldwide, one, sorry, pleased. after all, many of them had probably used these fact jackson arguing with their friends. and now it's turned out they were just quoting some random person's opinion and then embarrassing railing, so that campaigning for faith might not be let off the hook. court filing, facebook admits its fact checkers. don't check facts. is facebook admitted here that it's fact checks are not really fact checks at all, but merely opinion assertions also by facebook claim. and it's labels constitute opinions than doesn't that make it a publisher. facebook, your opinion piece is not exempt from being fact checks even when they are clearly
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labeled as op eds or editorials. also, facebook or fax it labels can not be false or defamatory because they concent sheet protected opinion, even though we present them. as fact. my question though is, what does facebook need these opinionated fact checkers for anyway, after all, over the years, it proved it's committed to free speech. it loves giving people a voice, especially donald trump. it's dedicated to openness, transparency, and of course, democracy. i mean, it says all the time, if your democracy can't tolerate the speech of people, i'm not sure what kind of democracy it is. i do believe in giving people more access to information and more anxious to connect with one another and not reserving those as tools for some small number of lead people. i don't feel comfortable at all saying they don't get to have a voice because i don't agree with. they said our ability to know what is misinformation is itself in question. and i think reasonably so fact tech has facebook favorite friends protecting it from defamation, setting it free from accountability someone to hide behind and times of trouble,
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but most importantly, always ready to get their opinion. the russian cosmonaut and to japanese space tourists have landed in the cover step. after spending nearly 2 weeks aboard the international space station ortiz, he goes, john of reports now from the russian mission control center. well, indeed, we are in mission control. this is russia's houston. so to speak and the crew of 3 have successfully landed in the steps of cassock, stand for the captain. this mission has become his 3rd successful trip into all bits. but there were 2 new comers, a japanese billionaire and his assistant. there were tourists and they have spent just short of 2 weeks into all, but they did not just stay idle there. they were tourists, of course, but they did take part in certain scientific experiments. for example, we do know that the billionaire he picked while back on earth about a 100 of activities which he had tried in orbit. well now that they have returned
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about $200.00 people are taking pots and well, a bit of a welcoming operation. they are searching for them and will be helping them to get used to again to the conditions here or not. there's also a surprise for the japanese crew. for example, they will be met with the a traditional japanese dish with japanese noodles, a bit of a surprise again. but the key thing is they're back and they're healthy health. but experts in the us are warning that the new coven omicron variant may be the dominant strain there in just a matter of weeks and could potentially overwhelm the health care system. the world health organization says the new variant is now in 89 countries. despite its rapid spread, omicron actually appears less likely to cause severe illness than the previous delta variant. according to studies from south africa and hong kong, but still several european countries are re imposing tough restrictions. for example, the netherlands is in a lockdown going through christmas and into mid january,
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and germany has band most foreign travelers from the u. k. as london's mayor has declared a major incident due to the new strain or cheese ilya pacheco spoke with the w. i chose regional director for europe. how much more do we know about alma chron at this point to be know much more. and we have the doors and about all mcclellan, it's to, it's the latest valiant. it's spreading much more faster, but i always tell we're not in the business of fighting one variant when the business of fighting all variance and stu, delta is dominant. what we need to do is to implement, well, they call fife bon demick stabilizers. number one. increase vaccination coverage number to boost boost, boost number city, double the number of people varying marks. indorse number for ventilate, particularly in classrooms. keep the schools open and fife,
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implement new treatment protocols. how valid are the concerns that vaccines might prove ineffective against micron? where we know as of to date, that vaccines are still effective for the 1st or the 2nd dose may be little bit less, but it recovers with a cert, doest well on the european union. specifically, we've seen a range of different approaches. why aren't we seeing a more uniformity from the block? in particular, the uniform has been growing over time. but i think the point that is still really aleck, off uniformity, with a cold political here is. and it's confuses the people. that's right, doubly choice, advocating to establish a bond european health senate council at the high level to half uniformed in policy, but ultimately still health is a national competency. it's a decision by the country of speaking of sputnik v, a r t. we've heard from
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a number of experts that the issue has been politicized. is that true anyhow? house including vaccines. go beyond politics. we should never take into account the country of origin. i shared the optimism of the present alteration for the nation that this debris to emergency use listing for scrutiny can really be there soon. devastated locals are trying to pick up the pieces following the unprecedented deadly tornadoes that retired across vast swaths of us. notably the state of kentucky, but residents discovered some lawmakers are putting political point, scoring above helping them to rebuild their lives. artistic aaron explains ah, a worst most
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devastating, most deadly tornado of that. and kentucky's history, there's our own town and it just everything. everybody's off there was we're shaking house collapse in a guest. do you see where the whole house is buckled? all back side of this house is all total devastation for all town. most for historic buildings are now gone. ah. is working with the largest tornado operates in our history and higher towns were destroyed as some 30 powerful tornadoes, ravaged across 6 us states. the worst affected can. saki needs help support and
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relief aid. and so it turns to the government and fellow americans, but politics, it's politics and his themes, not even a monumental disaster. like this one can bridge america's political divide. and some believe it's a perfect opportunity to show that you reap what you sow. when hurricane harvey's hit in 2017, the 17 senators who voted against a bill to provide billions of dollars in relief. we're all republicans among them. kentucky's senator rand, pull once again thousands of suffering, but there's no time like the present for political punches. we should do what we can to help our kentucky neighbors. good wisdom. they're hurting, but do not for one second. forget that rand pole has voted against help. and most americans, most times, very neat. we know, rand paul is a heartless hypocrite. the people in kentucky deserve relief,
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regardless of the furnished leadership. much of the dance don't use this against him and his party in the future. it is a missed opportunity for some it's not even off limits to suggest that if you vote read, then you had it coming, vote for climate change denials and see what happens. tornadoes in december read, but weather climate change was a factor is not clear at this point. still is the country reels in shock and concerns the climate change peak. it could also play into the democrats hands as they bid to push a $1.00 trillion dollar climate package through the senate. all that i know is that the intensity of the weather across the board has some impacts. as a consequence of the warming of the planet and the climate change. and so it seems something as devastating as this can only wet the appetite for those looking to score political points. in the week of climate change, expert warned that time was running out over natural disasters,
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particularly for the worst off in society. people who are always defeated by these comments and comment disasters. and extreme events tend to be those who are already the least advantage. so people who really have lives in a waste of time being the pool is too few services that they have even fewer resources to cook with those native situations. events a session with once a year for much more frequently than that even much less frequently. politically. we're at a moment where over the last few months, the most recent climate change report from the i p c. c has been released. and what that report really shows is that we have very little time.
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and it's incredibly agent who makes quite drastic action. or that doesn't for me, i'm actually does it for the weekly this week. but don't worry about, we'll say 33 minutes time i call calling bray will be here with a full and fresh look at your news. say with us this is our international with with so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy even foundation, let it be an arms race is on, often very dramatic development only personally and getting to resist. i don't see
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how that strategy will be successful, very clear to kill time time to sit down and talk. i mean, you must, you know, so did it in as you want to talk to, we stand together. we'll continue to stand together against russia, even in germany. repeat some of the arrows that we doubt this made say noticed if he needs a chunky daughter, it's about their ability to influence other nations, france, u. k. and even latin america and other countries in future than maybe knew where to high from cycle polluted with members of your household. please, please, please, please. we have to continue to fight. don't go, don't you just need to rush. you must not be allowed in germany.
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i don't want y'all to common leave. it's so short. so dean l t d in office. the father? yes. actually indian outside the in office missiles guns until sunday. ah, a with time action returns here. we're going underground. 20 years to the day the u. n. authorized the international security assistance force in afghanistan to prevent a supposed safe haven for terrorism. less than a month later, the u. s. and u. k. were rendering, suspected terrorists, us prison,
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camp guantanamo after this month's decision by british courts to exonerate the u. s . justice system, when it comes to wiki likes, his julian serge. this program investigates the alleged torture of mentor a daffy by the usa. the author of don't forget us here. lost and found at guantanamo was swept up by us linked warlords, and the cia in afghanistan, 18 year old man, swore became detainee for $41.00 and was held at guantanamo for 14 years without charge you a discretions advised to, so may be disturbed by us treatment of prisoners discussed in this interview. and for a daffy joins me now from belgrade in serbia, missouri. welcome to going under ground ice was we better start given that. i know from my lawyers that people watcher this show in guantanamo bay, torture camp prison, whatever. it's called i 1st a message i suppose from you.


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