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top stories agents military dissolves parliament and suspend the constitution after the president's mubarak steps down and hands power to the army while the west hailed it as a triumph of democracy and it's wonder if an external agenda could be behind be. russia's most wanted terrorists who are players responsibility for january's loss which coats that the stakes that time has prompted a huge security review at a major transport hubs revealing the system's thoughtful. and whistleblower juvenile songs must wait until later this month to see will be extracted from london to stop all over sexual assault charges his supporters claim delegations which were previously trumped up only to commit motivated to be glad to
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see it turn to trial. and welcome to the program this is. hala thanks for joining it's taking power from the deposed president hosni mubarak egypt's armed forces supreme council has dissolved parliament and suspended the constitution under which the country was ruled by martial law when he lived three decades the military has begun clearing eighteen days worth of debris including makeshift shelters and burned out cars from tahrir square in cairo that has been the epicenter of the nationwide uprising that brought hundreds of thousands of egyptians on to the streets demanding change and that's needed three weeks of protests embattled president hosni mubarak resigned in the u.s. president barack obama called a great victory for democracy but is also he's going to church you cannot reports.
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she has of crucial financial and political support for the mubarak regime has raised questions about abortion and the sudden change of. hosni mubarak ousted from power is eventually parcher not without the help of washington he had a phone call from the white house that persuaded him to leave. the former egyptian president left cairo just hours after he addressed the nation saying he was not going anywhere the screws have been put upon him by the on a no doubt by the u.s. state department but it was a very serious risk for washington and in the end they decided it would be safe to dump mobarak in the west mubarak's departure was hailed as a triumph of democracy with the cheerleader in chief buraq obama gyptian said made it clear that nothing less than genuine democracy will carry the day but it's egypt's military largely financed by the united states which will now control the
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country until it gets to lose their next president they have a very close relationship with the pentagon don't always very very close to robert gates they talked on the phone at least five times this past week or so or because the washington will be supervising him missing that happens that's unlikely to satisfy the overwhelming desire of many egyptians for change which has drawn the revolutionary events of the past few weeks if you heard the slogans that were being chanted it was egypt egypt egypt meaning we have fed up of being bullied by foreign powers and forced into peace treaties which don't do wassa any good and our generals bowl to directly with billions of dollars by the pentagon mubarak is yesterday's man for the us now after thirty years of being their top pants man in the arab world when a blind eye was turned in the west to appalling human rights abuses under his rule bigger problem with the us policy and that is cozying up to. dictators in the first
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place that we really don't need to cozy up to and then when they get into trouble we get into this hypocritical position of supporting an autocratic regime when we're spouting democratic rhetoric here in the united states mubarak was kept. our buy american support and huge payments to making him one of the richest men in the world we had a lot to do with. being in power and staying in power like we subsidize and we owe him these our puppet dictator he does what we tell him because he gets so much money he's gotten probably sixty to seventy billion dollars and i understand his family has sixty or seventy billion dollars stashed away in swiss accounts and other places around the world as yet there is the second largest recipient of american aid in the world after its neighbor israel the us is pumping billions of dollars into the egyptian military which gives washington huge control over the
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running of the country and its future now celebrates the end of ruled by an autocratic leader who restricted political freedoms and economic progress so too did people rejoice for a time on the streets of carriages then and ukraine in recent years after so called democratic revolutions with western approval but the leaders who came to power were later rejected by their own people even though there's a lot of celebration and jubilation going on in cairo we don't know really whether the military is going to give up its power and authority and if they do to whom how far will they share or what's going to happen some say the lesson that the west could learn from recent revolutions is to abstain from supporting a leader just based on how convenient they are for the west rather than how much they can do for their people got a check on our t.v. washington d.c. and also in journalist afshin for turns he told us that while mubarak may be gone the political climate the nature of done the region will remain tense for some time
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well i think the people in tahrir square don't want to see field-marshal to we and . vice president that they don't want these people in power people like dell baradar you do have close ties with international institutions such as the international monetary fund and those kinds of globalized institutions. how far these people can really play a part egypt's economy is in the doldrums it's in chaos a lot of the companies that are stationed there have been stealing the money so a lot of the egyptian people might see the companies can be named b.p. shell. companies there that are enjoying huge privileges tony blair is really a reverse barometer so if he says that they could be a breakthrough of democracy in the maghreb would probably have to be a bit pessimistic for the peoples of north africa i think algeria is the one to watch the french are certainly watching it with is because there are oil interests there the people have suffered and not benefited from masses of money masses of
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exports we'll have to see what happens in algeria and i think that's the country to watch at the moment. the political discontent spreads for the region thousands of all derrius have been gathering in the capital to demand their president's resignation ten thousand people turned out for pro reform rally banned by the government on saturday the state deployed more than twenty five thousand police to prevent an uprising similar to recent arrivals in tunisia and egypt algeria has been under a state of emergency for nineteen years allowing us overseas to no public demonstrations human rights campaigners said pleased about four hundred people but there were no injuries reported. your washing r.c.l. got more heavy this hour find out the u.k.'s guardian newspaper is going through at the top breakout but for what collaborator wiki leaks has even been threatened with libel charges by the whistle blowing web site. that time will look at the
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plight of a variety of christians forced to freely without news after being played targeted by extremist groups. this week russia's most wanted terrorist have claimed responsibility for last month's moscow airport so sudden bombing which go thirty six while some observers question the outrage is forcing the authorities to rest think security in the country this president rivetted discovered himself this situation leaves much to be desired. russia's most wanted terrorist claims thirty six more innocent lives have been taken by his deadly complain jagan born model said this week he was the mastermind behind january's bombing at the my dear the airport more of made the claims in a video message posted on an extremist website he described the suicide bombing as his special oh pray ssion and promised more terrorist attacks security experts say the massachusetts enforces why he is no longer described as just
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a chechen war lot but as an international terrorist these groups move more asli round the world. you know their own downfall. in parts of afghanistan but some have been skeptical whether mark was indeed behind the bombing the terrorist is stalking him they see as a self styled bin ladin to make sure foreign investments. he's a man who wants to put all the trappings of. an ism if you will a sort of grandeur to his actions and therefore it's not always clear how much authority he really has in fact from within his own group and there was a rebellion i think of last year when he resigned his resignation and the younger members apparently wanted him out so it's not quite clear whether he is in charge of a barge number of these militant groups or where they can simply putting himself in a position of their own near in order to gain more authority him self and meanwhile
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this week security forces arrested three suspected accomplices of the airport bomber all three are from the north caucuses republic of english and are believed to have known about the attack planned by twenty year old evil with a manhunt is on for seven other suspects wanted in connection with the bombing at the security operation gathers pace the president shifted the focus from what has been down to sort out the aftermath of the tragedy what is being done to prevent similar tragedies from happening again and the best thing to do he decided is to go on inspection personally. he checked security at one of moscow's busiest railway stations and was left unimpressed to say the least. as i see private security agents here but the police where any metal detectors i don't see them we don't have metal detectors that's true. reveal any c.c.t.v.
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either and just to compound concerns no police in sight. through the whole station and i haven't seen a single policeman no police no there's a church shop well at least you have someplace to pray. but the time when people relied soley on god not police may finally be over russia's anti terror law is likely to be seriously amended so just as the country's police force is now undergoing a major overhaul it's hoped the changes to the police will put an end to cop corruption and security lapses. are to keep. the extradition hearing in london the wiki leaks founder julian assange has been adjourned until the twenty fourth of february a songe appeared in court on friday as he continues his fight against being sent to sweden where he faces questioning of a sex crime allegations which were previously dropped claims the case is politically motivated or has been fabricated so that you ask his extradition from
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sweden or not he's innocent now expose the cozy relationship between washington and stockholm. sweden a quiet little neutral scandinavian nation the current foreign policy establishment in sweden has a remarkably close relationship with the united states a country that gave us our by furniture store dollar meatballs top model and long bombshells may not be so mutual draw american influence is everywhere to feature films but in sweden it seems to be supersized just the other day the deerhunter film was shown again on swedish t.v. for the. sixtieth time it's an awful film it's the worst propaganda of politics through the back door like sweden's ties with nato you have the military and some politicians cooperate intensively with the united states and with nato and
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the large mass of the population being totally unaware of all the stuff going on but it's not just what's. we are taking in it's also what their leaders need to get from julian a science to terrorist suspects to nato support when america wants something they get it but why and what's in it for this so-called neutral nation they get. all the benefits of being an intelligence partner of the united states without the baggage of being in nato it's a partnership decades in the making there is been a willingness to. do the ariens of the united states over many years from. questions. making asylum seekers in sweden. both to the cia freddy's is particularly strong now with a raid leaning government in sweden and with the us wanting him for spying and
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sweden wanting him for sex crimes julian a son is wanted by quite a team and the songe wiki leaks case seems to be just the next continuation of this very old intelligence relationship here's some other relationships we dug up julian assange ticks off the us with fierce reaction from one of the country's most notorious neo cons is not a particularly credible source and love to see is you know to milk in my mind as it is a criminal only ought to be grabbed and put on trial for war used earlier these words from karl rove who claims he's part swedish and just happens to be advising the country's pm while the former swedish minister of justice is a partner in the firm who filed charges against a songe for sex crimes with another link to the us thomas von stroheim is claimed to have handed the cia asylum seekers from sweden who were then tortured the
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question about neutrality became even even clearer thanks to some of the documents from exactly. the big. question now is there enough time in the british justice system to tech julian assange from the united states and sweet america might keep blowing his whistle and he's now we are to stockholm sweden. we're going to founder julian assange has also said for another high called battle he's accused the guardian newspaper of malicious libel of its tell all account of the online whistleblower the british daily is also being blamed for adjusting weekly eggs diplomatic cables to feed its editorial policy lore and it has warned the rift between the x. friends. they were bedfellows in exposing u.s. embassy secrets to the world but now wiki leaks and the guardian have rapidly fallen out of love and it's turning nasty in the original agreement between wiki leaks and its partner publications the partners were to help publish cables on the
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whistle blowing web site blocking out names to protect the innocent was allowed but sources close to wiki leaks maintain the guardian went one step further accusing the newspaper of redacting the cables to suit its own political and editorial agenda something the guardian did not use one of the alleged missions focuses on rainy and dissident politicians in the got a deal we. live in. they don't want such things to be known to girl deals they will. want to cover the world and saw the view because the old everything that was good to a ball girl position. in such a way the reader of the guards or than the virtually any reader of the killings would never know how those people themselves view their own leaders the guardian reports ali has been a is just another political liar an intriguer. but what it leaves out is his why
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did description of the opposition as lacking organization and freezing problems of ultimate direction and leadership specific opposition figures r. r. be courageous who would if you institutional allies time me cautious and weak in cables about the activities of western companies in kazakstan the guardian failed to publish details of alleged bribery the actual cable talked of an internal investigation in a western company over five years during which former employees caused the company to pay five point two million to agents with the intended payments would influence because our professionals to allow the company to obtain business in other words bribing officials for contracts two of the companies allegedly involved british gas and any italy's gas giant that this isn't necessarily
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a story that the guardian wants to tell that the that there are editorial pressures on them but it also could be simply the lawyers at the guardian are getting a bit jumpy and saying well look we can't accuse people of bribes because they're incredibly powerful and they're rich and this is one of the problems with a lot of libel and the lawyers at newspapers is that they're actually only afraid of the rich and powerful ordinary people they will say almost anything about them because. these people don't have the means to sue the guardian. verging on rude in kyrgyzstan. although britain's prince andrew may have wished the guardian had edited information about his behavior in kyrgyzstan more thoroughly elsewhere some media commentators say the reason for the guardian's alterations was to help simplify the information it's the only way it could be done there's so much material and it is so the form it's easy to use is difficult to inaccessible it has
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to be translated into journalism to be able to understand the guardian declined to give us an interview but did send a statement saying they redacted cables for two reasons to protect sources who might be placed at risk or. to protect the guardian from legal action on the u.k. libel law but being sued is something the guardian might have to get used to wiki leaks founder julian assange is threatening legal action over the newspaper's book which i saw alleges contains malicious libel wiki leaks made a political choice when it decided to publish through the guardian a left leaning newspaper that takes a liberal but certainly in this case to be the wrong one and with the guardian's recent publication of a book portraying the newspaper its dealings with wiki leaks in its deeply under favorable lights it's a relationship that's gone truly sour your and it's artsy logged it. and you can always find more and have your say on the stories we're covering here and i'll see
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when our web site at home and he is also in line for you right now. the euro twenty twelve championship promises and new wave of excitement and a brand new soundtrack find out about the traditional instrument which hopes to strike a chord with time. and months of space travel are finally about to pay off with a landing on the red planet find out how the crew of the simulated mission is preparing to go where no man has gone before. the. u.s. defense secretary donald rumsfeld is speaking about his time as the head of america's so-called war on terror a new memoir titled known and rumsfeld's memo was charged at his service and u.s. president gerald ford and george w. bush he told the fox news channel the detention center had grown tired of
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a baize one of the world's finest prison systems and brian becker from the antiwar answer coalition says it's thanks to rumsfeld that the world now sees the u.s. as a heavy hitter in the business of torture. is set up in terror. ation regime that allowed a starting of course anchoring with abu ghraib that allowed the american government to be understood by the entire world as nothing but torture torture incorporated that he helped set up along with the cia not only not only the guantanamo bay which is the un described as a torture center but all sorts of black hole prisons and secret detention centers where people were horribly tortured and murdered in fact and now he has to describe this is something that was good so of course from the point of view of rumsfeld and bush and cheney they want to rescue their image they want the american corporate media to treat them kindly they want of course as they do constantly to make mega
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millions of dollars from this kind of promotion but i think the record is so clear the world recognizes the bush administration as nothing but torture and at the center of that at the center at the top of the command was donald rumsfeld secretary of defense. a lot of stability in the. telling of violence having died consequences for religious minorities that hundreds of thousands of christian iraqis have been forced to move to more secure areas like northern kurdish regions and the sebastian live reports those who refused to leave putting their lives in danger. every night miriam gets ready for bed with her family but it's not her bed it's not even her house miriam and her family are christian iraqis who have been forced to flee from baghdad to the semi autonomous kurdish region because they become targets of extremist groups in the country in two thousand and seven miriam was hit by a bomb that was planted outside her house black i want to put my arms just to buy
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some chocolate and come back and went out and didn't see anything i just had the bomb and i fell to the ground and the room was lying in the street with her foot dangling from her leg her father i had rushed outside. i saw my daughter lying like it was a live and. my daughter was lying in the growing and people running. everything was covered in dark street and shortages so i picked up my daughter with her legs dangling i almost lost it i will show you my daughter's gait she's been hit by a bomb but. luckily i had was able to get her to a doctor who could repair her leg but others have not been so lucky in october last year fifty six people were killed by militants when they attacked the our lady of salvation church in baghdad in the following weeks dozens more were killed in attacks across the country many fear that eventually christians will be driven out
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of iraq completely of the eight hundred thousand christians in the country before two thousand and three almost half of fled in the past month alone four thousand have moved to the comparative safety of the northern kurdish region here they can worship in live in peace. but in leaving their homes they've lost absolutely everything many like miriam's father and are forced to make a living cleaning toilets in bars and restaurants. i served for seven years in the military under saddam hussein i'm an iraqi christian and i don't have a square foot of land to my name why what's my crime many in the church feel that countries in the west are responsible. americans are liars we don't trust their reputation is terrible because everywhere they've been they have light and us trained the sunni and shia and they just watch while they kill us it is impossible not to see all these murders and they don't get involved. it's the end of
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a long day and time for the family to go to bed everyone gets ready and eventually the lights are switched off in the darkness and uncertainty miriam and the rest of her family are left to dream about and hope for a better tomorrow sebastian meyer r t so i'm in the iraq. german chancellor angela merkel has raised the question in a military us try critical dozens of civilians in afghanistan almost two years ago after hundred forty two people were killed the majority of them civilians as a result of a german ordered strike on to fuel tankers hijacked by taliban militants the incident sparked a political storm in germany claiming the jobs of several top military officials merkel described as baseless claims that the government covered up information about the incident so it wouldn't surprise me election campaign at the time the church large testimony to a parliamentary inquiry came a couple of weeks after the german always voted to extend the military mission in afghanistan by one year but just about now an antiwar activist says the us and
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dictating presence in the country. mission in afghanistan basically will end when the united states foreign policy wants it to and that's the basic line to what it boils down to the overall game in these pakistan afghanistan and iraq wars is totally different from any kind of humor to humanitarian mission all. democracy or mission for democracy or anything like that in the long run everything will be done to maintain a strategic dominance of this region by united states and nato countries germany only benefits in the context of thinking. of the. resource wars and of u.s. dominated foreign policy the europeans and the nato countries are allies in this
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system and as i said they try to benefit from resource influence and of nato domination for the middle east and for the energy rich countries and for the support of the dollar system as world currency. stories coming your way next hour including live under a russian gangsters are finding it easy to find spirits without being asked for id as a law enforcement is leaving the country with thousands of teenage girl legs. on with more guns per person than any other european country many sweets are wondering if it's time to finally say well two homes. plus american dream american nightmare significance to the last one hundred hate the government faced with a record debt slashes wages and cuts a vital set is. back with the headlines in just
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