ah ah, the west went too far. let's be frank in violation of old international obligations and common sense they chose to escalate this situation. russia is foreign minister doesn't hold back during his annual press conference with one topic dominating thought nato expansion surrogate law for off. once again, i had line moscow's red light coming from the program. the cia has reportedly been creating a lea, ukrainian special operations teams on u. s. territory. that's and made monte tensions with russia. yes, more twists than this sanjay involving tennis superstar novak brokovich. the world number one's visa is revoked once again by australia. meaning he could face a 3 year and 3, but it's still scheduled to play in the it's really an open grunts film event on
monday. on to biden's bill on voting rights is effectively blocked by his own party. a day after the american supreme court struck done the president's vaccine mandate with coming live for moscow. this is our t. my name's unit o'neill, and 30 minutes of news news started on the west that went too far. those were the strong words of the russian foreign minister today when talking about international security issues at his annual press conference, sir again, love ralph also slammed the us now and its allies for hypocrisy when it comes to human rights violations. rural. so the west, when to far less be frank in violation of all international obligations and common sense they chose to escalate this situation. well,
you see the west condemns violent actions against civilians. they condemn human rights violations. but when bloody codes are carried out by those who swear their allegiance to the west, the west embraces them. this is what happened with the ukrainian qu. many people died there, including at the hands of provocateurs and his crew was approved by the united states and the europeans just accepted that as fact. and no one is going to investigate the my down atrocities. there's a cost at our side versus foreign ministry here with a press conference or with brushes, foreign minister sake, a lateral wrapped up a few hours ago and it did go on for quite a few hours because level of, as you heard, they're pulling no punches over the worse than the, the us in a situation 10 situation around ukraine at the moment. another press it came at an important time, of course, as regards the situation in ukraine as talks with nato and talk to the u. s. in geneva and in brussels earlier this week, let's you pretty much
a debt and the u. s. not bending on most of those demands to provide security guarantees over that situation. it would ukraine. of course, the question on everyone's lips has been whether there will be a so called a invasion in ukraine, or why russia, of course, the worst accusing russia and strengthening his forces on the border and ukraine as nato expands eastward. russia says it has every right to defend its borders. now that question was raised at the very start of the press conference and we can get circ a lab rose, answer to it right here. american nato seems to have made it very clear that they're not going to, it's a give you the security guarantee. if you don't get the guarantees, you've said that you, ne, that there will be a military response. what does and military actually me, could you, could you lay that house? are you ready to use military force to ensure that ukraine never joined natal
purchase mccarthy? now only western colleagues, guess using tea leaves, they mediately grab the sanctions bass on. we are for everything being decided on the basis of mutual respect and a balance of interests. the position of russia presented by nato is based precisely on the balance of interest and is aimed at the security of europe as a whole. including russia. anita wants to create military footholds around the russian federation to dominate europe. so we do not love her. i've also said that even if ukraine isn't drags in sinay, so as it were, any appearance of nato forces on its borders will be seen as a will constitute a red line. of course, red lines was a buzzwords for the geopolitical situation. in the past few months, he said that is not accessible. russia will not accept that. neither will it accept us building military bases or placing a strike missiles anywhere in a sea of as of that also constitutes a red line. he outlines those red lines in the press conference and we can hear
just how may constitute a red line for russia in this graph. here we are good to go. dish you, you put a human. we categorically do not accept the appearance of nato on our borders. it's a red line, they know it. even if you crane remains outside nato, there is still a possibility of ukrainian agreements with the u. s. the u. k. in other western countries that are building military facilities and bases on the see of as of there, this is also an acceptable to us. this is another red line. now the folks over the past week have also still as a marker of the tensions between us and russia. of course, the u. s. are not bending on any of russia's demands. it seems. and i also was lucky enough to ask jessica laugh ross about the words of the u. s. secretary of state, anthony lincoln, who said that all president putin has done in the past 2 years or so,
is there to facilitate what he wanted to present or prevents or rather, and those are kind of strong words from the u. s. i is, oliver said, that really isn't the case. said he was surprised that those words have, by blinking guessing latasha anthony b u. s. secretary of state blinking argues that what president putin has done over the past couple of years has only speeded up everything that couldn't would like to prevent on which basis does blink and make such comments. do you think we present putting putin has been devoting all the last years to strengthen russian sovereignty, which is constantly under attack by the west. those are attacks on all fronts. direct military to terrance information attack, soft power mechanism. and others is a shame that someone thinks that russia is in the pocket of the west. much of what is being said, today's connected with escalating tensions around the russian federation. so she said out saying, i love rob and his press conference today pulling absolutely no punches, as regards the worst and nato, he's called out the hypocrisy of nate,
so purporting to stand up for human rights. however, than supporting a bloody cruise and color revolutions as it were, as regards what happens in ukraine and is not, instead of calling it acute pulling it in said a diplomatic processor. but he also said it to the west now it's up to the us. he has written to washington m as regards those guarantees on safety and security and it's up to them now the pool is very much in the us go to find a peaceful resolution to it all. the another big story of the day, the cia is reported to have been training ukrainians, special operations teams, and mid tensions with russian. the program is believed to have launch more than 6 years ago. ortiz don quarter can tell us more about the revelations. according to a recent yahoo news article, basically the cia is training ukrainians, special forces units on american soil,
and this is to fight in case of an apparent russian invasion of ukraine. again, we said many times in this channel. moscow has said many times this is basically just nonsense, but nevertheless, ukrainian troops are apparently getting some state of the art training from the you know, us government. the program has involved very specific training and skills that would enhance the ukrainians ability to push back against the russians, said the former senior intelligence official us base ca program has included training and firearms camouflage techniques, land navigation tactics like cover and move intelligence and other areas yahoo news of course was not specific about the actual names, but it says that 5 former intelligence and national security officials pass this information along to them. apparently these training programs involve camouflage exercises, land navigation exercises and the like. but all the while washington, the saying that these are not offensively oriented exercises, us officials claim that they're just centered around intelligence gathering us
officials deny that the ca, training program is war, was ever offensively oriented. but just what intelligence support entails in the paramilitary contexts can be ambiguous and how this training will be applied by the ukrainians may change rapidly with facts on the ground. now what is exactly intelligence gathering mean? i mean, well, in the context of power, military operations, we don't really know because we don't know what these ukrainian special forces are going to be doing with the training they've received on american soil in the future . we at least know that the u. s. military advisors were training ukrainians, ukrainian forces, specifically after the events of euro. my don in 2014, but that was all. busy on ukrainian soil, we also, we for marcia executive said that going back decades the cia has provided limited training to ukrainian intelligence units to try and shore up, you know, and i suppose it independent kiev and prevent russian subversion as i saw it. but that cooperation specifically was ramped up after the crimea became
a part of russia. now we did reach out to the cia and the defense, the defense department of the united states for comments. so of course we'll bring our viewers any response we get. i know the story we have been speaking about for some time. another twist in it's just really as agreed to delay the deportation of tennis superstar novak joke of which it comes up to the countries. immigration minister on friday revoked his visa for a 2nd time to day. i exercised my power to cancel the visa held by mister novak joke of h on health and good order grounds on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so. i'll salia has again revoked the visa off tennis, saved the star. novak a joke of age at this time on the health and good order grounds now, his lawyers are already lodging at pales and at a late night co tearing australia have agreed not to to port him just yet. if they do go ahead and to port him, of course he will face
a 3 year ban on re entering the country. needless to say, it's time is of the essence now is to 3 days until the australian opens starts. therefore doc of inches, sight of said, they want the full herring to take place on sunday morning so that the result will be heard by monday morning and time if will good for a joke of it. to stop competing in this tournament said there is a glimmer of hope that that is really been nonstop drama since jokers which landed on australian soil on the 6th of january. his visa was revoked to upon arrival it few days later, it was then reinstated. but since then, questions have been raised about how heat flouted isolation while he was coated positive and also inaccuracies on his travel form. he's put all of these things down to human error. my agent sincerely apologizes for the administrative mistake and ticking the incorrect box about my previous travel before coming to australia. this was a human error and certainly not deliberate. the house saw guys divided opinion
across the world for his fangs. of course a. it's a different story this, that just so angry at the unprecedented nature of australia's decision. and oh, so so upset that they see the apparent encroachments of politics into sports. we actually spoke to a few people, some of novak jock of, it's his fellow serbs on the streets of bow grade to get their opinion. but of all i am revolted and angry because i did not expect they would treat the world's best tennis player like this. but he did not deserve this, or was a visual enrollment with nobody's going through is the frustration of our entire nation disorder. if they had said from the beginning that only vaccinated people can participate, it would be all right, well, but at one point they tell him one thing, another time, something else. just the funny thing. this is pure politics. the issue here are the principles we live for, at least us european freedom, fraternity equality for you. i think it's fair to say we might also see anger spill out onto the streets of melbourne once again, just like it did after his visa was revoked for the 1st time.
ah. so what's next for know that joke of h y, which is going to have to wait and see but this just couldn't have come at a worse time for him. this is australian open represents the pinnacle of his career . so needless to say, a lot of stake here, the father of the tennessee's house, slum the treatment of his son by cambra saying exclusively to r t about the attempt accounts of the world number one's visa was politically motivated. you can delve into the likelihood of the reading 3 in a row australian open jumping, getting to defend his pride in melbourne. over at ortiz, jo biden's week has gone from bad to worse. now, after seeing his plan for monday tree vaccines shut down by the supreme court,
the u. s. president was then hoping to change voting rules in the senate passed through some key belts, but that's been derailed by members of his own party. now caleb martin told me earlier, the biden administration is down dealing with the fact that at this point we have one of their own party stepping up, cursed and cinema. stepping up a senator from arizona saying that she will not vote to change the senate rules and enable the repub, republican opposed bill that is going to extend voting rights according to the democrats intended to protect the rights of voters. ah, she's not going to vote to change the senate rules now. kirsten cinema. she did say that she opposes the republican legislation around the country and she favors of, you know, protecting the rights of voters as the joe biden bill intends to do. but she's not ok with changing the st rules in order to do it. this is what she said. where does this descending spiral of division lead and how can we stop it?
our country's divisions have now fueled efforts and several states that will make it more difficult for americans to vote and undermine faith that all american should have in our elections in our democracy. these bills help treat the symptoms of the disease, but they do not fully address the disease itself. and while i continue to support these bills, i will not support separate actions that were sent the underlying disease of division infecting our country. now this refers to the filibuster, which is a rule in the u. s. senate that enables the minority party to block legislation by refusing to close debate. i essentially, they continue to have of the minority party speak and continue to make remarks until, until the opposition a, it is able to stop the bill. it's a way of just kind of prolonging the proceedings,
preventing the vote and preventing the bill from passing. it's been used throughout u. s. history for various causes and by various parties, the democrat and the republicans of both use the filibuster, tactic at different points to stop legislation when were the minority party. now at this point we have the white house stepping up and accepting defeat on this. this is what we heard from joe biden. the honest to god answer is, i don't know whether we can get this done. as long as i'm in the white house, as long as i'm engaged at all, i'm going to be fighting to change the way these legislatures have moved. so kirsten cinema is refusing to enable the democrats to overrule the filibuster in order to pass the bill. now it's quite interesting because joe biden, at one point, was on record saying that he was strongly in favor of keeping the filibuster as a necessary check on the majority parties. power. this nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power. it is
a fundamental power grab by the majority party. now on tuesday and joe biden went to the us state of georgia to promote this voting rights bill giving an important speech. but many noted that stacy abrams arising star in the democratic party did not attend the speech. and this led to some interesting speculation on m . s. n. b c. from their commentators about why that may be. politicians don't show up with presidents when their approval ratings may be in the thirty's in the state whether or not. so at this point, we're seeing the biden administration continue to have its poll numbers dropped as becoming less and less popular. and now we see members of the democratic party increasingly derailing efforts led by the white house. this is just the latest example, but we saw the supreme court overturning jo biden's vaccine mandates. we've seen other moves, joe biden. it seemed came into office promising that he was going to fix many of the problems that he blamed on the previous administration and restore the unity of
the country. however, if you look at the results over the past year, that has not exactly panned out. democrats do have a major problem. it's looking like there's going to be a way, something like what happened in the 1993, i think was a 100 and 3rd session of congress when newt gingrich came in with the republican revolution in the contract with america. where there were well over a 100 seats that change hands. i suspect that's going to happen in 2020 to mid jobs . the problems that prevalent bite has right now in his own party is he's very unpopular and the only person, the less pop losing him is his vice president and people are floating hillary clinton as the only possible savior of the democratic party. you have 296, u. s. a. democrats, as governor, senators and congressmen and you're telling me none of them are going to be look good for 2024. how bad is your party rate?
it really is happening here and i was on t a l. 's amador, and then to be known globally as the home of big coin city. and we're witnessing the demise of gold as a monetary. the monetization thing. the join me every thursday on the alex salmon show and i'll be speaking to guess in the world. the politics sport business. i'm show business. i'll see you then in the 20 minutes into the program. welcome back. american consumers are feeling the pain with inflation advertised in a generation and supermarket shelves emptying out as covert disrupt supply chains. president biden and says it's all part of a global problem, but republicans are pointing the finger squarely at his administration under joe
biden. everything costs more, store shelves are empty, and small businesses are struggling to hire workers and stay open. this trend isn't transitory, and it's all happening under democrats, one party control. it's not just the g o p, either disgruntled shoppers or also blaming the president, posting images of empty supermarket isles under the hush tied birds show us by the american leader recently. claim supply chain problems had been sold. our colleagues at r t america went to take a look for them. so and the area that we're finding with the shelves are empty of beef, chicken eggs, fruit and vegetables. even non perishable items, difficult to find and some grocery stores now in a normal year, 5 to 10 percent of food items may be unavailable. today, nearly 15 percent are out of stock. that according to jeff freeman, president and ceo of the consumer brands association and officials say things may
not get better for the next 12 to 18 months. now there are many reasons for this, including an increased demand for groceries with families choosing to eat at home during the omicron serge. as we saw here in dc metro area last week, winter storms have effected major interstate. and a shortage of as many as $80000.00 truck drivers are out nationwide. that's a historic high, according to the american trucking association. and because of this export, say to expect price hikes and food shortage is similar to what we saw in 2020. now here's what you're seeing. as a result on tuesday, wal mart kroger and albert's in stock div albertson's taking the biggest, indicating a trend among major grocers being affected by those supply chain issues. also, these trips to the grocery store are costing shoppers even more with inflation rates soaring to 7 percent for the 1st time and for decades. now, with the united states seeing more than 700000 cases of coven 19 per day on average
during this o micron serge, it's slowing down food manufacturers and causing grocery store workers to call out sick. and we heard reports from companies talking about. they had more positive tests in the past 2 weeks. then they had in all of 2020. those are positive text tests are taking people off the front lines. it's forcing companies to shut down, manufacturing, launch preemptively. and it's leading to discipline, not enough supply. experts say that things may not read to normal until staffing levels are restored. this hand demick loads up in the global food distribution network is restored. on that latter point, the pandemic with the only crawling stream sweeping america, fewer people are donating blood. there's been such a decline that the country's red cross occurred. it's 1st ever led prices that say there's no less than one day supply. we spoke to one of their specialists in the nation's capital. red cross supplies, 40 percent of the nation's blood,
and we typically strive to keep a 5 day supply on hand at all times what we've been experiencing as it relates to this current bullet crisis, is that we've had less than a one day supply of critical blood products in recent weeks. so that's what distinguishes this particular blood shortage in terms of capacity, blood cannot be, may factored or stuck out every 2 seconds. some wine in the with needs blurt as doctors are being forced to make difficult decisions about who receives transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available. so coven is definitely a factor in terms of the blood supply. as we're seeing a 3rd in co, but 19 variants, that impacts the ability for donors to be able to give as you have to be feeling
well and, and of course not symptomatic. the situation will continue to become more dire and ongoing and it will impact patient care tremendously care. and finally, this news, our, the u. n. world food program is warning of a su now me of hungary enough chemist. half of the population has been struggling to obtain food this winter, and the situation is seemingly been made worse by sanctions. things have gotten so bad for some they have resorted to selling their organs. ah, can man $2300.00 equals the price of a kidney or how long that will feed a family is unclear. i couldn't go out and beg for money. i was not able to back then i decided to go to the hospital and sell my kidney. so i could at least feed my children or some time a little welcome to modern afghanistan,
where the organ trade is flourishing. amidst a dire economic crisis, 99 percent of the don't is selling kidney to the people encountering economic problems and only one percent of donors of the ones who donate that kidney to a family member. it needed to most donors come from poor families and may not be aware of the consequences. plus the deaths won't go away by themselves. most of people leave the country, fearing for their lives, but some also leave in search of jobs. and when those people cannot make it to other countries, they come back home and they have to pay the money they had borrowed for their travel coast. and to do that, they sell their household belongings or sell their kidneys and some people even decide to sell their children job. now. as dog for the shark, the chaotic us nato withdrawal and the taliban takeover pushed afghanistan into financial chaos. subsequently aggravated when the west froze afghan assets abroad.
and when foreign funding was suspended, the u. n. is now launching a $5000000000.00 ada pail. this is a stop get an absolutely essential stock up measure that we operate in front of the adjust richard bay. without this being funded, there won't be a future. we need this to be done. otherwise they will, they will be outflow. there will be suffering for those who have sold their organs . the suffering has already known the bear sculptor and philosopher anthony gormley, is sophie's guest to day on her visionary show was a fascinating chap when the british artist is in full flow, catch all that ah,
now we have e cigarettes. i just heard that it was a healthy alternative to cigarettes, and do we trust tobacco companies with their message that these new products are actually going to reduce these sugar rich are making the tobacco at them to over tours? wanda mic no said you know born is and is a tease and new fresh is emerge. we don't have with terribly. we told the vaccine the whole world leads to take action and be ready is not until people are judgment. common crisis with we can do better, we should be better. everyone is contributing each in their own way, but we also know that this crisis will not go on forever. the challenge is great, the response has been massive. so many good people are helping us. it makes us feel
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