randall, we begin with public comments on the russian plane crash. the president said there is a possibility that the jet was a bomb the suggestion that it is a deliberate act appears to be intensifying. lisa? >> well, john, there is no public consensus on what brought down this plane, and as the white house spokesman did say today, everybody remains on the table. that seems to be where the needle is pointing. >> security has now been tightened at the airport, asking that the british government will start flying stranded british tourists back to the u.k. on friday, passengers are being restricted to carry on bags, no checks luggage, perhaps a
hint about where intelligence officials think a bomb could have been planted. british prime minister says information is not conclusive but pointing in 1 direction. >> we cannot be certain that the airliner was brought down by a terrorist, but it looks likely that was the case. >> whatever happened happened suddenly, this radar track shows the russian metro jet flying over the sinai peninsula pound for st. peters burg, and then vanishing. the plane broke apart in midair, wreckage scattered for miles. u.s. officials have intercepted communications that could indicate rebels place add bomb on the plane. according to the associateds from. but they have not been willing to go as far as their british counter parts. i think there is a possibility that there was a bomb onboard. and we are taking that very
seriously. >> accused to british government of jumping ahead of the investigation, a spokes woman for the russian foreign min industry, says the u.k. needs to be forthcoming, about it's intelligence. >> this information hasn't been given to the russian side. this is shocking. >> all this comes as egyptian president and on his first official visit to london. he said british experts examined security at the shower mall sheikh airport ten months ago, and were satisfied. rebels in the sinai affiliated with isil have claimed responsibility, a claim that has not been verified but even if this was an attack, some tourists remain resolute. >> we can't stop visiting countries like this because if we do and give in, we are giving into terrorism, we should use the stiff british
upper lip and get on with it. >> they continue to analyze data, and are looking for any traces of explosive explosivese wreckage. in and meantime the first funeral has been held. and of course, 224 people lost their lives onboard this jet. and the germans now joining a number of other countries decided to halt flights, tosher mel sheikh decides it is not worth taking a chance right now when terrorism remains a possibility. tom passion, what does this mean for global security. >> well, it is certainly going to tighten things up. everything is going to think
they may be the next target, but in reality this is hard to do, anden in who is going to attempt an attack will do it on a high target. either a major airline, western airline, or damaged cars or against a target nation like the russians or the united states, or maybe the british, so it will definitely have an impact, but i don't think in the same way that previous attacks have had. >> you heard the russians complain that they should -- the british should share their evidence, why do they need -- do they need to do that? should they do that in your opinion? >> sure, i mean right now there's a ton of speculation, and if anyone has the evidence they should share it, unless of course that inhibits an investigation, or an intelligence operation. so i trust the judgement on this. but the reality is we are going to find out if this was
a bomb or not. there will be pinning on metal, there will be discoloration, there will be burn marks. >> won't they see that now? is. >> possibly not, could have been a small bomb strategically placed with that particular part of the debris scattered somewhere that they haven't found yet. so it is certainly possible at this point they just haven't found that evidence. and again, they may be with holding that evidence right nows what of on going intelligence operation against this group. >> president aceci admitted that the british had warned egypt of possible threats tosher mel sheikh airport about ten months ago, do you think those threats were ignored? >> well, i don't know if they warned them about threats or just went down there to check into their security, but i don't know if they were ignored i would say having been in dozens of countries that security is just not good in a lot of places. >> what do you think
particularly of this airport? i don't know. i haven't been there, but given there's an isis affiliate down there on this peninsula, i would think the security would be very high. >> how difficult is it to bring down an airplane like this with a small box? >> well, let's think back to pan am 103, that was a 747, and plastic explosive the size of a fist brought that plane down, so not a lot is required. it is a plastic explosive device. >> all right, thank you very much. a troubling new report on the u.s. bombing of the hospital in afghanistan last month. some 30 people were killed the u.s. called eight mission take, well today's report says it is hard to believe that patients and staff ebb manies were shot at as they tried to flee. jamie mcintyre has more.
the report lays out the horrific events that played out. the taliban is taken the city afghan forces were fighting back, and the u.s. called in a fearsome weapon supposedly to help the forces on the ground. but instead, the u.s. gun ship range death and instruction on a hospital, which was supposed to enjoy protective status under the laws of war. >> the main hospital builting was pulverized in the unrelenting attack delivered by a u.s. a.c. 130 gun ship. a converted cargo plane, that fires a side mounted cannon and guns designed to circle the target while delivering withering fire up to 1800 round as minute. >> the report by the group doctors without borders, tribes the hospital still very active at 2:00 a.m. when
the attack began, without warning. >> the hospital went in flames. patients that couldn't move burned in their beds. the shrapnel bombs that they used amputated legs of doctors and nurses and even one of our staff was decapitated and on top of that, what we heard from our staff is that from the plane, people were fleeing the building were shot at. the report lists 17 different calls to try to get the americans to call off the attack, in 1-12 minute period, kabul office exchanges these texts with the u.s. military operation resolute support headquarters. one staff confirmed dead, many unaccounted for. two afghan interior min industry replies lit contact ground forces. someone from the u.s. military texts sorry to hear that, i still do not know what happened 256, another
text insisting air strikes stop and reporting heavy casualties the response i will do my best, praying for you all. >> the report says at least 30 staff and patients were kills and that at the time of the attack it was treating three or four wounded afghan government troops and about 20 wounded taliban fighters. but it say as strict no weapons policy was enforced. all the rules that we had negotiated to have no arms inside a hospital was respected. so first of all, second, what we knew already, of course, is that it was a full functional hospital, full with sick people third, that there was no fighting in or in the near vicinity of the hospital. while the presence of the hospital was well known, the u.s. insists that night in the fog of war, the a.c. 130 gun ship did not realize it was leveling a hospital. we would never intentionally
target a protected medical facility. the u.s. has two investigations underway, one is almost done, it will determine how many civilians the u.s. killed and how to begin making payments to the survivors. the second is to determine who is responsible, whether any negligence was criminal, or amounted to a war crime and if anyone should be court marshals. >> the pentagon says it -- the u.s. commander on the ground general campbell met with representatives of the group this week. all right, thank you. semiing for survivors. reports say one town near the dam has been completely covered in mud, residents in the area have been told to
move to higher ground. in the rubble of a factory, at least 21 people died when the four story building caved in wednesday. more than 100 have been rescued so far. the minister suddenly resigned yesterday over accusations of corruption and following a deadly nightclub fire. jackie roland reports. >> the seat outside the club has become a shrine to the dead and injured. victims many believe. >> of course, we need justice.
we need to see the courts who are those responsible for such a huge tragedy. >> . >> it was the fire and the terrible loss of life that brought people out on to the streets be uh now the demonstrations are taking a momentum of their own, and the protestors demand are far reaching. >> the romanian president has appointed an interim prime minister. to take over from victor who on wednesday gave into demands that he resign. >> .
>> the movement looks like a force tock reckoned with. >> people realize the power. if they change in one night, they change the prime minister, and say let's do it once again, let's see what it does do. >> jackie roland bucharest. >> $6.8 million that we saw the department of defense spend on sports marketing. >> using tack payer money to promote the military in sporting events. and whether the big oil company lied about the risks. and barbara, the two time oscar winning film maker on her new documentary about
chris christie and mikeitics huckabee will not be part of the main debate, when the candidates gather next tuesday. the debate sponsors fox business and wall street journal say only eight republicans are polling high enough to participate. kristi and huckabee in the preliminary debate, lindsay graham and george pataki didn't qualify for either. meanwhile, donald trump and ben carson have been approved for secret service protection, the two are leading most national polls. they are the first contenders to get protection from the department of homeland
security, as the spouse of a former president hillary clinton has official security. she is the only democratic candidate with it. george h.w. bush has broken his long held silence about his son's presidency. he was quoted which said the 43rd president was badly served by dick cheney and rumsfeld. at 9/11, his one time defense secretary seemed changed. he just became very hard lined and different from the dick cheney i knew. he says there's a lack of humility, a lack of seeing what the other guy thinks. he is more kick ass and take names take numbers, i think he pay as price for that. former assistant secretary defense lawrence served in the george h.w. bush administration, now senior fellow at the center for american progress, he is in washington tonight. so larry, what do you make of in? you surprised.
>> no, i am not. because in august of 2002, the national security advisor, for the first president bush, very close to the bush family, wrote an add in the wall street journal saying why we should not invade iraq, and gave all the reasons. when i saw that i thought he wouldn't do that without checking with the first president bush, and i think he was trying to send a signal to his son, don't listen to cheney and rumsfeld. and also at that same time said i don't know dick cheney, in other words he is not the same person who worked with us as secretary of defense the former president talked about running what he described his own state department out of vice presidents office, he also described him as iron hands.
you may not be surprised may not be a surprise to you, but to some of us who followed this story over the years, why do you think he came out now and said it. >> well, first of all, this is the definitive biography of him, he is 91 years old, and i think he wanted to set the record straight. he is critical of cheney, and critical of rumsfeld, he is critical of his son, for example, with that speech about the axis of evil, but he does say in the end, that it was good to get rid of sadaam hussein, so it is kind of -- trying to have it both ways but i think he is trying to say that his son was let down the garden path by people who should have known better. >> yeah, he even goes as far as to say that dick cheney became more of a conservative because he was led down by that path by his wife, and possibly his daughter liz cheney, what co you make of
that? >> well, i don't think with that's the case. cheney was much more conservative than people realized but when he became vice president he came into his own, because when he had been white house chief of staff, or member of congress, and even secretary of defend, it was overshadowed by then secretary of state baker, and what he did, and this is where i think the first president bush is right, he created his own national security staff, i mean he had a bigger staph than any other vice president, so he could be tilting the debate many the way that he wanted. yet, george hw bush is the man that bro intused him. >> that's the greet irony, be i the way he was a terrific secretary of defense glowiak and read his statement, and said well when we got to
baghdad what we would do. and i thought oh my goodness you should have remembered that you were the vice president. nobody realized how he was, because he was an excellent secretary of defense, more very good congressman, a great white house chief of staff, so nobody saw if you will the real dick cheney before that. >> larry, good to see you, thank you for sharing your incite with us. we appreciate it. in some parts of this country, it is still going on, even after the supreme court ruling making gay marriage the law of the land, in alabama some counties refuse to issue marriage licenses to couples gay or straight. robert ray reports. >> when alabama resident decided to marry, they drove to the county next door. >> we wanted to because we love each over, not to cause a problem, or issues.
we just want peace. >> population 15,000. is one of several counties in alabama that are refusing to issue marriage licenses. even after the u.s. supreme court ruling in june that same-sex marriage is legal. >> this is an example of people using their own religion to discriminate against people that want to get married. >> a state law dating back to 1961, says judge may issue licenses, not that they shall local judge, is now using that nuance to justify not issuing marriage licenses of any kind. >> we call judge robertson several times, he denied our request for an interview, so we showed up here we will see if he will talk to us in this way. question are trying to get comment from him, and i think it is only fair he make as statement. >> . >> the clerk eventually asked us to leave, so, we tries to
reach the judge on his cell phone. >> at the tone please record your message. >> we are going to leave him a message, here he is. >> hi, junk robertson? >> yes. >> within ten minutes with eare back in the courthouse sitting down to chat with the judge. >> most if you go back more than 200 years ago, had nothing to do with the law they were put in the family bible. >> with awe dual respect that's not the case any more, so is this you and other probate judges just revolting against the supreme court and saying you know, these are our religious believes? we don't believe in gays and lesbians we aren't doing it? >> yes, that's me. >> robertson says the u.s. supreme court rules went against popular opinion, here in alabama and the code, says
may. >> so you are using the word may verses shall as the reason to step over the law. >> yes. >> yes. >> that's pretty tricky. >> and so i i will do that until i can't. >> judge robertson also said he worried about same sex-couples adopting children, he says raising a your honor pen is for a man and woman to do. >> and you have no issues with and fact that you are denying people happiness? >> i have no issue that i am denying folks happiness, when the rest of the state you can drive 20 minutes from here and get a license. so far the judges haven't had to face any legal action, for stephanie judge goes on, she
says the judge has his opinions. >> their religious beliefs god is number one, and that's who they answer to, so i don't -- i don't try to get in between that. >> the aclu feels differently, and is hoping a same sex-couple comes forward to sue the judges for discrimination. robert ray al jazeera. >> a strong warning against catching and eating a popular kind of crab. the game commission voted to delay the recreational crab season, and the reason a potentially deadly neurotoxin found in the crab, dating back more than 100 years, jason is one of the fisherman who usually heads out in mid november, to haul in as much as his boat will carry. but now he waits to see when
the season will begin. we are on stand by, there's not much we can do this time of year, there's not a lot of alternative, fisheries for guys like us at this time of year. >> stand by because the california department of public health isen canning about dangerous neurotoxins and is advising that people avoided eating rock crabs from the oregon board tore the southern santa barbara county line. sport fisherman who takes tourists out is anxious about this first time health concern that could cripple his business. >> i don't even want to tell you what i will lose this weekend in bookings. the boat was filled saturday and sunday, and you know you can't kill people. >> he did tell us, he says he will lose $5,000 a day the state says commercial crabbing brings in $60 million a year, they say tests show high levels of
acid in crabs a naturally occurring poison that can lead to stomach distress, and seizures, coma or even death this crab pot hasn't been in the water. it depends on when the water temperature drops and when the level of neurotoxins in the crab subsides. >> this crab is from north of the bay area. we have to explain that it is coming from washington, and then they will want to know why they are paying so much. >> he says inevitably the cost will go up if the crab isn't local. he isn't fretting too much.
sweeps investigation of exon mobile, did the oil giant try to hide the truth about climate change from the public. mars mystery. >> mars appears to meet all of the conditions required for life. and the surface in the past. >> the new discovery about water and possibly life on the red plan et. plus, shelter, the essential new documentary on america's homeless veterans. >> your whole day is encompasses with doing nothing but surviving. >> who time film maker is here. >> what it knew about climate
change, possibly for decades. >> as part of an investigation into allegations of the oil giants with held the danger of climate change for years. for more than a year, and the news comes weeks after reports surface that exon may have been saying one thing in private and another in public. the report suggests more than 30 years ago the own scientists were taking change projections into account, in it's operatessal plans. >> the new york stay attorney demanding exon mobile turn over financial records and other documents from a period when exon is alleged to have funded groups that sought to undermine climate science. >> late thursday company spokesman pushes back at the allegations in a conference call. >> we have been enganged in a two pronged approach to this
very complex subject. one is consistent involvement in understanding the science and working with others to improve scientific understanding at the same time, we have been involved in policy discussions. >> and an exon spokesman has told the new york times we reject the allegations that exon mobile has suppressed climate change. the decision to scrutinize fossil fuel companies. >> legal battles [through our
research, we obviously found that by the late 1970's, exon was doing it's own research, and that some of it's sciences were briefing exon management on the potential consequences of rising atmospheric c.o. 2 levels and attributing it to the burning of fossil fuels. for about decades exon ex-ganged in very rigorous unbiased scientific research. into the rising levels of atmospheric c 02 and in fact partners with ac dame yeah, and government, the u.s. department of energy in doing some of the research. but by the late 1980's, exon has made a turn and began to discredit much of that science.
coffin began to fund lobbying efforts. it began to make tremendous political contributions. and it began to fund alternative science, science that a dive gent opinion of the cause of rising atmospheric c 02. in the briefings that we have confirmed from our research and through reading interim exon documents. part of the reason exon was being briefed was because it had to make some business decisions. based on potential policy changes to address global warning. i believe, and while i am not
a legal person, and none of our reporting pretends to be legally based. it shows that the new york attorney general is taken very seriously. what exon knew, in p the -- as early as the -- 1977, and maybe before, and what it was telling the public, and then later on how it was making efforts to discredit the scientific consensus on global warming. >> do you think that this is comparable to the investigations into big tobacco and how it changes big tobacco. we didn't make it parallel in our reportings because exon did in fact make a legitimate
effort for years and years. to understand global warming, and the consequences of global warming. what our reporting showed is that once it started to come to that understanding, that it decided to go down a different path. and begin to raise alternative theories to the cause of global warming. >> all right, we will look forward to more of your reporting thank you for joining us. >> more information about the illinois police officer that killed himself and try to make it look like a murder, police say charles joseph tried to hire a hitman to kill a local official. who wassen auditing the finances he said he embezzled thousands of dollars from the town been his wife and one of his sons is now under investigation. the circumstances surrounding his death were unusual, but the way he died was not. suicide is one of the leading causes of death for police in
the u.s. suicide is post traumatic stress disorder, america tonight has more. there are so many things about a mom's boyfriend abusing her son doing cpr. doing cpr on a little one-year-old that a mom's boyfriend beat to death. >> he spent a dozen years working as a police officer, in the phoenix suburb of mesa arizona.
>> and still on the job, according to a went 13 study which examined the mental health of active duty american police officers, between 15 and 18% suffer from symptoms of ptsd, and most don't get the help they need. >> how many police departments recognize ptsd as a disability? >> there's only five states that recognize it for workmans comp. >> what is the reluctance to recognize this. >> they go bankrupt. they will drain the town, and the system. money. >> ron clark says there are 100,000 active duty police in the u.s., with ptsd.
>> these figures don't take into account retired police, so it is likely much higher. >> we know -- there's cops out there that still wake up with with nightmares and everything, we can fill a stadium with officers that are probably retired with ptsd. >> former officers like mike, who still struggles to stop the post traumatic slide show in his mind. >> how do you get through it every day? >> you have to go one day at a time. >> and we heard over and over again, as we talk to police officers across the country, that many times they are denied their workers comp so in fact, these police
officers john are pretty much forced to stay on the job to earn a paycheck. >> so adam, in your reporting did you find examples of how ptsd effects police on the job. >> that's a great question. one of the officers i spoke to said that every time he sees an example of police misconduct on the news, he immediately wonders is that officer suffering from ptsd, what call were they on in the days and weeks leading up to this, but besides for how it effects them on the job, there's also the personal toll that it can take on these police officers more than 1400 police officers have taken their own lives from suicide in just the last ten years that is why are calling this the biggest national scandal and it is simply not being addressed. >> what about police departments are they taking notice, making any changes. >> some are, but just a very very small hand full, mostly on the west coast, there is a police department in mesa
arizona they did make big changes. some ideas of what to look for. so they don't get in stressful situations but really with this being ignored you have to wonder how is this effecting these police officers that are still on the streets, and basically going untreated. >> and you can see more of the report on america tonight, at it's new time, 9:30 eastern time. and coming up next, the shrinking atmosphere of mars why it now says the sun is to blame, and patriotic displays at sporting events, bout and pays for by the pentagon, why two senators want to stop it. >>
how over time powerful winds stripped mars turning it into the red dusty planet we know. jake ward is in san francisco with more on the discovery, jake. >> john, it is hard to imagine today that mars could have west been a lush, warm, wet planet, but scientists are now saying not only was that true they know now how it is that it came to be the desolate environment that we now know. >> to no why mars is a cold, desolate, dry planet you only need to understand the sun. massa scientists announce thursday that the red planet once thick atmosphere, which made it a warm, wet place, was stripped away by powerful solar storms billions of years ago. the result was the disappearance of water, and probably the disappearance of
life. >> most of the stripping by the solar wind at mars was thought to have taken place very early in the history of the solar system when the sun was much more active when the solar winds was more intense. so today the rate of loss of mars is low. >> the spacecraft entered mars orbit last september. and since then the instruments have analyzed solar winds. we have rovers that have found rocks that formed and environments. and we have even found evidence that ancient mars has enough watt tore support life.
and now it is being used to mars. it reminded me that climate change is used here on earth in the sense of sort of -- it is political, or a term to describe sort of changes in our lifetime, but that there are element stall forces big universal forces that in the case of mars changed it over the course of billions of years. the fact that that transformation can take place, and we know about it all of that is pretty illuminating to me. >> jake, thank you very much.
where antiamerican sentiment is alive in the wake of the deal targeting reform itself journalists and u.s. citizens. from the nuclear deal and cement their come innocence in the upcoming parliamentary elects that's tonight 9:00 eastern and pacific, john. >> alley thank you honoring the u.s. military is become common at sporting events like some of those displays may really be advertisements, paid fisherman by the pentagon that's according to ask investigation that says the amount spent is in the millions. rosalyn jordan has more. >> saluting the troops is now a regular part of professional sports matches across the united states. but two u.s. senators say teams aren't holdings that
events just out of love of country. they are accusing the pentagon of paying the teams to do so. >> there's a lot of good things that professional sports do the men and women who serve in the military. but these millions of dollars are not acceptable. >> according to mccain, the military has spent $1.3 million a year sense 2012 on what he calls paid patriotism. that's almost nothing compared to the $480 million spent on all defense advertising this year. $507 million on advertising next year.
>> and contrary to mccain's charge that this is an inappropriate form of outreach, marketing experts say paid patriotism is a sophisticated way of building ties between the public and the military. >> to make them feel positively about it and find more information, so i think that it's incredibly effective and i think it is appropriate, and i think it is actually more efficient and probably a better use of spending than traditional advertising which is also necessary. >> the sports league for their part say they are reviewing the deals and are promising refunds. since the senator started complaining, the pentagon has now outlawed the practice of paid patism, however, it is still going to advertise itself and it's mission to rosalyn jordan, al jazeera
i am dealing with every issue the rest of you are dealing with. i am 100% ptsd. >> which years were you in? >> 67, 68. >> the new documentary premiering this sunday, it is about veterans helping homeless veterans and it's directed by barbara cop peel. a towering and groundbreaking figure, don't laugh it is true. and a two time oscar winner whose film include harlem county u.s.a., shut up and sing and american dream. how did you get into this issue? it is not necessarily new for you. >> it is not new for me, i was part of a collective doing a film called winter soldier, vietnam veterans against the war. given testimony of what they did, it didn't show anywhere
except the cam film festival. >> why did you want to tell this story. >> well, al jazeera came to us, and said think of something you would love to do, and our producer, had just lost a friend to suicide, and he was buried in his military uniform. and we just thought let's do something on veterans, and homeless veterans. >> so what surprised you about what you found. >> i don't know if it surprised me. which was put together in the 1970's. and who is a vietnam veteran knew that veterans couldn't make it. and because they put together this organization that there's now 15 of them, they helped 20,000 veterans, and it was amazing. i just learn sod many different things and so many
different stories about people. and people spoke from their hearts and they really wanted to heal. >> but why is it that they there's so many in this country that aren't being helped. we talk about how we support them. >> well, because what we do is we take them. from this society. and we put them into boot camp, and we spend an awful lot of money on them. and we get them sinking as if they are military. >> if anybody says write your name on this piece of paper three times they do it right away, but what we don't do, is we don't give them that same kind of money spent on them to value their lives. when they come back into the united states, they are just
thrown back into society again. and not given two or three months to really figure it out. >> is it difficult -- >> when you go into the military, you are different. you have somebody watching your wac. it's a real community, when you come back here. you are on your own. >> are they trusting someone who wants to devil into their lives. is it hard to earn trust. >> are you talking about for me. >> no, because the resource center let me in. and they wanted to talk. is that what you want. >> of course i want that, i would like to have no war, also.
but -- one of the very important things is the guy named dave morris that the veteran that went there and sang music. and he wrote music. and different people that he knew that died who had written poetry, he put that to music. and that just blew all those vets away. it was -- the whole film that is interlationed with his music. >> how different is it for you to make a film now. >> it's pretty much the same. yeah. >> yeah. >> you still love it as much. >> i love it so much. it is such a sense of curiosity, it is such a sense of really connecting with people. and become able to come back and tell a story. >> we are so glad you are still doing it and glad you are doing it for us. >> good to see you. >> wonderful to see you. >> the documentary shelter premiers sunday, ten eastern time right here on al jazeera america. that's our broadcast, thank you for watching. ali velshi on target, is
next. >> i'm ali velshi "on target" - backlash over america's nuclear deal with iran. this time not in washington but in tehran. a history of hostility makes it hard for america and tehran to trust each other. it's been four months since iran agreed to curb its nuclear programme after years of negotiation with five world powers, including the