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from or from i.c.u. killing him in front of i.c.u. and hanging his body on the world of the general hospital the doctor says people from the national transitional council were behind it this is the rebels' official political body set up after the revolution in libya starts in the mid february its members are recognized by many countries throughout the world as the representatives of libya very as though. there knew there will be a new. you must be was them or you are against them they talk about freedom and democracy there is no freedom or democracy they just want to pair up the refugees here say they now finally feel safe and it's not that safe from the side of the frontline either. these people have gathered in the west of tripoli to bury those killed in a strike code and to leave and government officials a bomb landed on the private compound and flattened it killing fifteen people
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including three kids we have been calling for peace and negotiation for months and no one wants to listen to us now we have to pay a very heavy price of. casualties civilian casualties and also military casualties i think the time has come for the world to understand that this conflict has to come to an end immediately who she is very unlikely to happen any time soon they needed a ground in the symmetry still fresh while nato has already claimed that the operation to protect civilians must go on with clashes containing and benghazi and nato intensifying its bombardment of tripoli both eastern and western parts of the country are perilous to say and people are dying on both sides of the frontline many on the ground fear that when the democracy the west talks about will finally come here they'll last me enough people left to experience it. were originally.
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reporting from western libya criminals and barbarians is how colonel gadhafi called nato states following a recent estimate that killed civilians the alliance has said that it regrets the deaths but investigative journalist michelle collins who only just returned from the water on country just a few days ago he told us here at r.t. that innocent lives mean nothing to the coalition that's in libya for simple financial gains they are skilled mall civilians that the losses from the initials problems their fuel is more civilians than lives or bombings so the real id is not protect civilians the rio de is to achieve the economic and strategic goal interest of their of the west us in europe i mean the oil i mean the financial reserves of libya i remind that the us is a bankrupt country and also preventing that gaddafi would be
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a sort of china to do i.m.f. some buying for african development your idea is to make the public international opinion accept the idea that nato is a couple of the world of that that nato has a right to make wars where they want to revisit the people in hospitals and we saw victims and you did this in million population is attacked that must be very clear it has nothing to do with him in a chair and war or the nato campaign in libya is losing the support of its allies after the coalition admitted that it had killed civilians in its own bottom and it's only has now called for an immediate halt to b.s. strikes while the general public across many states are beginning to question the conflict as they learn more of the truth as artie's or nicholas carr reports. civilian deaths in libya are making news on western news networks they say has acknowledged that a number of civilians may have been killed in an air strike last night says it
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regrets the loss of innocent lives and admits the weapons now function may have caused civilian deaths and knowledge at one of its airstrikes when of course last night in tripoli and may be to blame for civilian casualties the operation has been going on for three months and according to libyan officials hundreds of civilians have been killed by nato bombs so why has it taken so long for the major t.v. networks and newspapers to report on the carnage because the big problem with media media nowadays is. left wing right wing it's just that they go along with whomever is in power and the whole idea of critical reporting is gone and it's not just media noticing that something is going wrong in libya it's only a nato member itself has already lost all faith in the operation in fact rome has gone as far as to call for a suspension of all military action and to allow aid in to libya france and britain
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have however dismissed the calls for us to say sion in need to is relentless pounding of libya need to do is acting under a u.n. resolution to protect civilians but many believe the alliances main aim has always been to oust colonel gadhafi some european politicians from countries backing the campaign say that's not the job for nato but people to decide the british public don't really understand why we've been taken into these wars and yes indeed while we bomb them now colonel gadhafi is i murderous vicious dictator in the world and libya will be better off without him but it is our business to go in there office if the libyans want to have a revolution and get rid of him then good luck to them all others believe the longer the attacks really be a continue the moon. or difficulties for nato and its political backers the only exit option of nato was to say we will leave when you're going to get if you will even if they're going to be is skewed if going there to their feet. on its
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own ok they will live an option to do is it but if not the point is they really do exist as a result achieving nothing which will be for nato and specially for london and for paris it would be great to get a disastrous need his admission of killing civilians in recent days may have made the headlines back home but the expressions of regret have not been felt on the ground in libya unlike the western bombs and missiles which continue to fall killing those alliance says it's there to protect in brussels. minutes past the hour now here in moscow far right dutch politician heard fielder's has been acquitted over charges of inciting hate and discrimination he faced five separate accounts following a controversial speech that he gave attacking islam and comparing it to nazis and the court ruled his comments fell within the boundaries of legitimate political
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debate let's discuss a story now we're joined by emmy people not all from the u.k. independence party joining us live here on. good to see you so were you surprised by the court decision and do you agree with it. well first let me just say i think it was a disgrace that he was put on trial to begin with i think it's a victory for free speech i think it's a victory for common sense so it's a victory for free speech and a common sense but where do we stand at the moment with the current attitudes towards muslims in europe. well i think the fact that the builders is on the twenty four hour. almost like a rest shall we say he's in fear of his life he can't go out without an armed guard i think that says something about radical islam across europe and radical islam which threatens. needs to be dealt with a nice to be dealt with forcibly are when you talk about being being guarded by security guards and being afraid to go out it was just it was a january of last year wasn't it the dutch cartoonist westergaard he did
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a picture of with dynamite in his turban and as he was living in a sleepy danish town an axe wielding somali man came and attacked him and he would have killed the man and possibly his five year old daughter had they not converted the house into a safe room does that add to the attitude towards muslims in europe. well i think it still is but this is something that the muslim communities themselves need to get hold of radical islam is a very very dangerous problem across europe at the moment and it needs to be dealt with and let's be clear about this here. we fought two wars in the last century in your free speech free speech is something that we should be happy about it's something which we should protect and the acquittal of had filled those is a victory for free speech and victory for common sense i mean time the british prime minister has criticized our state multiculturalism for radicalizing muslims and provoking terrorism this while the german chancellor said it would simply failed in her country what do you make of that has multiculturalism failed and is
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it a matter of integration. yes multiculturalism has failed for many years now it was something which was born out of the one nine hundred seventy s. and the idea that you can have different communities living side by side who never integrate who don't share the same culture don't share the same language is never going to work what it will do is it will increase the power base of the far right across europe what we need is integration yes multiracialism let's say no to multiculturalism are so we need integration but are you saying that multiculturalism the model of it it doesn't have a future. i don't think it has a future at all as i say what it is it divides people what it does is doesn't allow people to integrate what we need a people sharing the same language sharing the same values getting to know each other unfortunately multicultural divides people. it doesn't bring people together now if the i've been seeing stories or recently as some clothes shops in england have been covering up some of their models the pictures of them in window shops trying to make them be more covered with clothing so not to offend muslims in the
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neighborhood so what do you make of that. well opposed to i mean look when in rome you play by rome's rules this is the way we you know in britain this is the situation that we have and this is british culture and this is british way of life we shouldn't be changing ourselves for those there's the people who come to britain to fit in with those it should in effect be the other way around what we need is integration what we need is a shared culture a shared value and what we need to get rid of is multicultural multiculturalism which divides people and doesn't bring people together do you think you think there's an issue of political correctness here that competes of blame for true britons remaining a mom on the subject not wanting to offend muslims because they're afraid that they'll be deemed politically incorrect and possibly face ramifications in the social area or even in their jobs. well of course political correctness is a massive problem in britain but it's also a problem across europe as well i mean think about where does the liberal outrage with respect to the head builders trial if you turn this on its head and it was
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a muslim politician criticizing christianity and was then put on trial there would be liberal outrage from the establishment right across europe this is about political correctness were afraid to speak up now is the time we must speak up because quite frankly things are going in the wrong direction and to blame for this is multiculturalism now and now with the acquittal of builders here what does it mean for the freedom of speech in terms of religion that often becomes so combative and potentially violent. well look what the builders did was criticize or search the religion he didn't criticize muslims as people and i think that plays a big part in his acquittal we need to be able to speak freely we need to be able to criticize of the religions because very often progress is made through free speech so i think it's a great day for free speech i think it's a great day for common sense right across europe we as you keep it back to builders from the start indeed my former party leader p.s. and invited builders over to the house alone just last year to show his film fitna
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because we believe in free speech paul not all m.e.p. and a man. the u.k. independence party many thanks indeed. but you. well barack obama is around i got support for his decision to withdraw a large part of the u.s. garrison from afghanistan francis says it's also prepared to pull out all of its forces but the news it comes amid warnings from military commanders that progress against the taliban is fragile and reversible there's also concern that less soldiers will not mean less collateral damage done h. you can explain. let's start with numbers there are around one hundred thousand american troops deployed of ghana's them right now thirty thousand of them were added by president obama two years ago now he says by the end of next year if you want to pull out those thirty thousand clips the drawdown will start this year with some ten thousand troops expected to be withdrawn by december many analysts say it's not a groundbreaking move from a strategic point of view after all he is filling out what he added at the
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beginning of his presidency but ahead of presidential elections coming up next year it might be a face saving way he promised the withdrawals to start to sneer and he had to deliver the bigger question is what results has he brought so far take a listen we're starting this drawdown from a position of strength. is under more pressure than at any time since nine eleven. together with the pakistanis we have taken out more than half of all kinds of leadership and thanks to your intelligence professionals and special forces we killed osama bin laden the only leader that al qaeda had ever known here in the us the pressure president obama faces with regards to afghanistan mostly has to do with the enormous war spending and the number of casualties among american troops president obama was elected as a war and ended up waging more of wars and spending more of taxpayers billions on inconclusive battles overseas that's what a lot of americans are frustrated about what doesn't get enough spotlight here it
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is actually the results on the ground if you listen to american military officials they are cautiously talking about progress fragile progress as they put it but various reports on the ground say insurgency is growing among the afghans the systematic killing of civilians by nato strikes doesn't help experts say many of those now fighting against the allied forces in afghanistan are not a car that they are not terrorists they are fighting against who they see as invaders after one of the recent strike that killed a significant number of civilians including children even the u.s. backed afghan president karzai has to make a harsh face saving statement warning nato that if they continue killing civilians the whole of the afghan population will treat them as occupiers we have to understand that the image of karzai is of a poppet leader doesn't get him and doesn't get again him any popularity at home so he has to take a stand here is what he said a few days ago people can no longer tolerate that tension there. in
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that one do that again. unilateral action industry got what some find worrying is that these upcoming troop withdrawals the u.s. has actually stepped up airstrikes including growing strikes in afghanistan is thought to be part of this twenty first century intelligent war strategy you know when you have no troops on the ground no. deaths of your soldiers to justify at home so it becomes possible to wage a war without having to face all these accountability issues so many afghans are worried that less troops doesn't necessarily mean less bombs on their homes it's a common thing in the us media for example when they talk about war losses they just give nato losses very rarely do they mention the number of afghan civilians killed and that number is so many times higher experts say apart from civilians killed another thing that contributes to a growing insurgency in afghanistan is the failure to affectively deal with the drug issue since the invasion in two thousand and one drug production there has
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increased enormously and it's known that some of that vast drug trade income goes to terrorists so many see america's war on terror as a double edged sword fighting and provoking terror at the same time. ati's gun each can write their security forces in belarus reportedly detained up to four hundred and fifty people during a wave of anti-government protests in the so-called silent revolution the rallies against a president look at those economic policies have taken place in the capital minutes along with over a dozen other cities getting involved as well protestors have organized themselves through the help of social network groups they purposely are carrying posters all chanting anti-government slogans when it is claimed police were detaining a lot of just random passers by along with the activists a massive financial crisis has hit belarus after its economy deteriorated causing the devaluation of its currency and provoking the wrath of the people. here with r
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t let's get to some other international news we have for you this hour hundreds of syrian refugees are reportedly fleeing across the border into turkey following the deployment of government troops in the area witnesses say soldiers back by tanks and snipers have entered it could have jutes village along the turkish border more than thirteen hundred people have reportedly been killed in clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces since march. in the parade route three people have been killed and thirty two injured in clashes between students and police during street protests crowds how to block the streets of the city and burned regional government offices police used tear gas and rubber bullets to prevent storming the regional police headquarters for students over plans to build a university in the future which would divert funds from their current situation. while the breath taking journeys around the world's largest country along with
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the president of the european central bank john claude trichet say his allows analysis might be a little behind the curve according to a number of commentators who think it's only a matter of time before the single currency collapses joining me now to discuss the issues is patrick young editor of the gathering storm a collection of essays detailing a possible financial a couple pocalypse thanks so much for joining us patrick lovely to have you on the show again now first off do you think we'll still have your own five or ten years' time well it has to be said katrina i mean it really is difficult i mean but between the apocalypse or the acropolis i mean all things are pointing towards disaster and that's only the letter at the alphabet isn't it i mean quite simply we've got a situation where the e.u. leaders have been sleepwalking their way into a dreadful crisis i mean we wrote about a year ago we've had a number of other instances where people have been talking about it all across the media sphere for a long period of time and i mean the situation is' very acute i mean greece has
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basically run out of money it would probably be better if greece actually exited the euro zone but there's a certain stubbornness in the pigheadedness around by the e.u. that says that it's basically one for all and all for one but it's difficult to see why should german voters basically be spending all of their hard earned cash in order to manage to support one hundred or indeed possibly several countries absolutely look if their currency is to survive greece needs to escape from its catastrophic debts and how is that possible without default or frankly i think it's next to impossible i was actually in our friends last week either at a different meeting and the situation we have is you've got an incredibly wealthy upper middle class because large numbers of them don't pay their taxes at the same time you've got an incredibly low public sector and absolutely nobody wants. basically be the person who jump says well we're going to law and effectively pay off the debt that we should be paying so the economy is totally dysfunctional and i have to say i just don't see how it works obviously tonight there's
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a euro zone finance ministers dinner and they're going to be discussing what they're going to do but it looks as if they're just going to manage to turn around the begging bowl will come on i mean one country alone like the united kingdom is going to be on the hook for another one point seven billion billion euros i mean the amount of money that's being spent here is absolutely catastrophic and and as you're saying looks like greece will have to default what what will they raise the pressure on some of europe's other peripheral economies well of course the difficulty is not katrina i mean if greece were to default and that's presuming that say the germans and the dutch are going to write a huge amount of money to run underlie them for the forseeable future the problem then is that obviously we're going to see very very strong pressure from the market place upon other countries i mean the irish government you've actually been trying so hard to do the right thing in terms of restructuring their debt and equally of course you've got this problem of portugal which is itself essential a bankrupt and speer which is not quite financially functional and that's before we start looking at the you know the old favorites of the eurozone people like italy
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which frankly aren't exactly well they're not paragons of fiscal rectitude let's put it that way well thank you very much for your views there patrick young editor of the gathering storm and that's all the business for this hour we'll be back with more in just under an hour's time stay with us for headlines next.
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a free media. tom. qualify thirty pm here in the russian capital you with a reminder now stories stuck in the middle with. civilian lives and alleged atrocities committed by rebel forces. feel betrayed what initially started as a nationwide uprising forces the promise to fight for freedom now pose a danger to the population. the u.s. trades of boots for bombs in afghanistan obama announces the withdrawal of more than a so. troops while deadly drone strikes are stepped up and the fears of more civilian casualties seventy eight thousand americans will still remain in afghanistan after two thousand and two. and bringing in the best of russia and its heart and soul
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into a global audience twenty four. osses new documentary goes live with the help of a president who. brings the best of russia's culture and history to a new broadcasting in which. those are the headlines here and now is that dozens of movie stars and filmmakers gathered for the opening of the moscow international film festival spotlight host al gore and off one of the organizers and ask what it means for lovers of the silver screen here in moscow that's next you're with us. how again a wall come to spotlight they interview show on our take i'm going out of bed today my guest is kidding you it was a lot of. those out famous actors and directors have gathered in moscow today at
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the opening of the moscow international film festival for the first time it's so staying power world premiere of a hollywood blockbuster only does this say it's a sign of recognition of the event so do commercial movies really bring the festival to a new level we're asking could a lot of the event program director. film festival has always been a place to shoot the best russian and porn movies almost fifty years ago the legendary federico fellini brought his eight and a half year to receive the grand prix prize this year the event opens with the premiere of a hollywood blockbuster for the first time but critics say commercial films are not worthy of the most impact. welcome to the show thank you thank you thank you very much for me with this well i .

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