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half past the hour here in moscow with the headlines for you now an historic day for palestine which is achieved its first full membership to a u.n. agency but you know now faces the loss of nearly a quarter of its funding after the u.s. of cut it off if the palestinians were. firing back syria's president claims the protest campaign against his regime is being funded from abroad and warns the west not to get involved and the head of nato has ruled out posing a no fly zone over syria which some demonstrators in the country have been courting . clash of the russian tycoon two of the world's wealthiest men.
trying to. take their bitter dispute to a london court and spend money on the fight he accuses. him of five and a half billion dollars and he wants it back. and with seven billion people now calling the home scientists worried the planet can cope cast their eyes to new worlds where humans can settle many believe that mars provides the best option. now as the u.s. troops prepare to withdraw from iraq in december they leave behind a campaign that cost the american taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars next we talk to a middle east expert who says that the u.s. is wasting time and money trying to build democracy in that. we're sitting down with peter van buren the state department foreign service
officer who a few years ago had it in iraqi reconstruction team then he came back home and wrote a book titled we meant well how i helped lose the battle for the hearts and minds of the iraqi people and now he says the state department one thing fired because of the book what what's in the book that they don't like so much stuff i'm sure when you throw parties the clowns they sometimes get angry state department is a lot like a mafia you don't talk about the family outside the family and the state department was i think bothered by the fact that i told the true story of what happened in iraq which contradicts what they've been putting out through the media for almost eight years now tell me a little bit more about the projects that you were involved in as part of this nation building a team that in the sponsored by the united states why do you think those projects failed around two thousand and seven number of state department people were sent to iraq to spend a lot of money to rebuild the country and hopefully create
a nation that was going to be our ally and friend and a happy spot in the middle east didn't work out that way. instead what happened was that we were sent over there with almost unlimited funds but no vision we had lots of time and lots of people but no one in charge we lacked many things including adult supervision so instead of the long term cool world unaided efforts that real development work requires we got short term efforts that were thrown together not guided by any broader philosophy and almost were required to fail the very first thing that happened to me was i was presented by my team mates with a fraudulent receipt to sign they had over spent three thousand dollars on snacks for a conference and wanted me to sign off on a printer a receipt for printing to make it all right and he then tried to talk me into spending twenty five thousand dollars to buy a few sheep to give away to
a few widows and that was are going to be our contribution to democracy in the war effort the more items of god it was as close to we were going to buy some sheep from a guy who was going to give them to his relatives who were going to raise them and put the rest in his pocket you could buy a toyota for what we were going to pay for sheep in iraq. the problem was that these were not isolated incidents what i thought might have been just a really bad first day at work turned out to be evocative of the entire year of our people so there was like a systematic splattering of resources there absolutely the squandering of resources had occurred at very small levels of thousand dollars a couple of thousand dollars here and there and zoomed all the way up into hundreds of millions of dollars that were spent on hospitals that never opened or prisons that never took any prisoners in the united states law apply and constantly being forced into short term solutions we were constantly being asked to produce put loosely stills and have something ready by next thursday for the photographers to
show up c.n.n. is coming over the weekend better get something ready none of these things were part of the long term the slogan work of development that really is necessary if you're serious about rebuilding our country i want to read something to him and here is some news i write the government watchdogs of raise the alarm about billions of dollars of war zone waste and fraud are falling silent or are missing in action this isn't news like item is actually about the commission and wartime contracting and that charge that they were working under it has expired and has not been renewed and i'm just going to tell our viewers that this commission a wartime contracting claimed waste and fraud may have siphoned off up to sixty billion dollars from contracts in iraq and afghanistan now this watch that could be out of business are you surprised who might be interested in it i'm actually ashamed that the commission on war time contracting is going out of business and
there's actually more to it than even the story that you just shared with your viewers first of all the state department has attempted to exempt itself from the scrutiny of the committee that you refer to the state department has claimed that it was not part of wartime contracting that it was involved in diplomacy. and therefore not controlled by that organization and they didn't want them to peek into what the state department was doing even worse the committee as it's dissolved has sealed all of its records and no one will be allowed to see any of the results of its work except it's already been published until two thousand and thirty one so the things that the committee on wartime contracting uncovered the incredible amounts of waste fraud and mismanagement that they documented in the limited public documents that they do produce all of that is being swept away i don't know how old i'm going to be in two thousand and thirty one i'm going to be a lot older than i am now but it's shameful shameful that we will not be able to see that information why aren't they allowed to publish that before they have the
issue version is that there may be classified information in some of their reports that needs to remain undercover for that long i think most intelligent people realize that the reporting from the committee is so horrific it needs to be put away to avoid embarrassing the government even further the u.s. government says we brought freedom and democracy to iraq and doesn't matter on what grounds will end if they're true or false they prove to be false but. anyways we got rid of a terrible man in power and we are building a democratic society there and that's the argument you were out there in the field what is the reality on the ground as you saw it first of all i don't think you can dismiss so casually because of certain american war in iraq we entered the iraq war under the guise of looking for weapons of mass destruction when we didn't find any
as if they were ever worry we then changed it to the new medium which is all we got rid of saddam was a terrible man and brought freedom to iraq saddam was not a nice guy i'm not here to defend him no one could possibly defend his actions however. we killed over one hundred thousand iraqi citizens some of them were killed or wrecked we by the united states some of whom were killed in the sectarian violence that we set loose in the aftermath of our invasion of iraq today remains in the bottom percentages of any statistic the u.n. cares to comment access to water access to medical care access to education iraq is not a place that represents the investment of sixty three billion dollars in reconstruction funds iraq has had a number of elections but it doesn't have a democracy press reports are constantly reporting secret prisons militias targeted killings government killing soldiers people in military uniforms committing
assassinations bombs going off none of those things are indicative of democracy i think if that's what freedom represents most iraqis are not very comfortable with it and i think the united states failed in its efforts to bring freedom to iraq there's one thing that very few in the last in can admit and that is that is the think. actually they're talking about whether or not it was immoral to invade iraq a but not quote about a defeat and what were you writing in this book it's like a raw material of failure or do you really see it as such as a defeat absolutely i actually title title the book actually includes the catchphrase i helped lose this war and i accept my responsibility for not doing better than i should have and so i'm very most americans really don't understand why their government continues spending so much money in iraq they were told about the withdrawals by next year and now they hear that washington is maneuvering to
stay there be yond that deadline what's your feeling why does washington want to stay in iraq who benefits from it i myself i'm not sure why the united states has spent and continues to spend so much money in iraq i think one of the old sayings when you're in a hole the first need do is stop digging those apply. the united states has said that they don't benefit from it so what does not mean that the iraqi people they may declare that they don't you know they but they do they have a say when their government gets all that money from the year i think it's actually you know i don't think any of the money is going to the iraqi people i think a lot of the money their government is going to government leaders i think a lot of the money just disappears no one knows where billions of dollars actually physically actually went however it is interesting to note that iraq is planning to buy a lot of weapons from the united states iraq is hoping to buy a number of f. sixteen s they already have bought and will continue to buy and one tanks from us
all of these are very expensive toys and more importantly come with very long tails each of these tanks requires maintenance requires spare parts requires extra equipment and requires trainers and mechanics it's not like buying a car where you get the state department pushes those contracts well i know for a fact that we do it's one of the duties of the state department is to help sell american products overseas and we work very closely in a number of countries around the world with the military in order to sell american weapons that's not a secret to wrap in any way whatsoever foreign military sales represent a significant duty of the military in conjunction with state department overseas what is difficult about iraq is that this is a country that doesn't seem in a position from afford these type of things iraq is a country where people don't have access to water don't have access to medical care don't have access to electricity and instead of spending on those things their government is buying weapons and getting itself to the united states for years to
come something seems wrong there now i understand why the state department wants to fight but thank you very much for the center here thank you very much. cultures the so much good music makes a lot of people a very good is the world populated as the world reaches still another population benchmark the debate continues as to whether the planning. for. a very warm welcome to you this is your news today protesters on the wall street center they are. ladies and gentlemen good chance the chance is to get books on the stands is
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from the sea nature can give you an on see. the headlines on all t.v. and on historic day for palestine which has achieved its first full membership to a u.n. agency but now faces the loss of nearly a quarter of its funding after the u.s. politics cut off at the poly in a palestinians wherever it is. firing back syria's president claims the protests campaign against his regime is being funded from abroad and warns the west of not to get involved and the head of nato has a them. imposing a no fly zone over syria. and clash of the russian tycoon two of the world's wealthiest men. for explosives take
their bitter dispute to a london court and spare no money on the fight. robbing him of five and a half billion dollars and wants it back. and would seven billion people now calling diaz home scientists worried that the planet can cost in their eyes to new worlds where humans could eventually settle many saying not the best of. those are the headlines here and now are your latest sports with. hello there welcome to the sports update thanks for joining us let's take a quick look at what's making this headlines around the world. it took eight teams of the russian premier league has been determined what's next for those who did
well during the longest ever season and those who didn't. you track same story formula one champ and sebastian storms to victory at the inaugural grand prix leaving from start to finish in new delhi. and final countdown would catch up with the russian top ten china style very narrow views on next weekend's davis cup decider with the czech republic. so we start our football world in a more schools first win in three games has been that has seen them rise to third place i should say in the russian premier league the blue seeing off. in the first of sunday's two clashes that is essentially wrapping up victory open a huff in siberia have been the sligo stars making the difference to the missing which getting things going with cricket translates minutes in full chemical ronnie showed his class clearly fighting with space and the back of the net six minutes
from the break. and that's how to do now miss final regular season clash with spot moscow next weekend will now decide who finishes. well in the last match of game week trying to. work too good for f six eric and some are taking the lead for one term but go with the two minutes going on the clock with direct running of there would result in the game being tied at one zero after thirty six minutes. second half belong to korea probably a couple of the men regaling believe it's two minutes after the time to wander from the school there to i with only one game we play rushes along this football season in history is now on the verge of entering its second phase a competition where the top eight will continue their pursuit of silverware while the bottom half prepare to fight for their places in next year's premier league for
more school outfits scarves in are not sparked and the combative together with recent andrew brain will be added by ambitious and under three two compounds the logical legal the first date this group will determine not only the winners of the year but also all the european cats discipline still rush to champions league and police spots are for grabs that teams will compete and how many way basis points obtained during the first part of the season about. the same system will be applied to the relegation group competition the only difference is that the likes of the rest of the us terry and other some sports both struggle for the right to a straight in russia's top football division at the end at least two teams will go down automatically the two sides above them will have to fight it out with the fourth placed teams of division two. over to the english game we're talking them
had joined chelsea and newcastle in third place in the premier league that's after spurs to london rivals queens park rangers on sunday the brace from gareth bale and precise strike from well down the past sealed the game for tough times before it did look like rangers but it was a home start and dominated next night grain direct wraps man now able to boast a rapid six points from seven games. the action continues later nandu with newcastle aiming to take control of that position. from spurs the men rise the way to meet table stoke newcastle and leaders mention the city like they'll never be inside so far this season. it's business as usual on the formula one track the man already crowned champion this season sebastian vettel winning the inaugural indian grand prix in new delhi prior to the race there was a minute's silence for tell him moto g.p. rider marco simoncelli who died in
a crash last week and malaysia to reckon itself now where that self-starter from powell gradually increased his advantage of the tracing alone and never look back john will eventually finishing a full four seconds ahead of him jenson button ferrari's fernando alonso was a distant third almost twenty five seconds behind the winner but also pull to mate with fourth after the race the double world champ and two time member symmetry and . indy car star tragically died before the top. of the one hand i'm very very happy as the first grand prix in india and i'm very proud to be the first winner and i think we can be as a team but on the other hand looking back at last weekend we lost two of our mates . yeah i didn't know damned well then but obviously it was a big it was a big name in motor sport i got to know this year marcos immaturely and obviously our thoughts are with them. so it's now worth
a good to has won the end of season doubletree championships in istanbul following a three step fitter over toward the twenty one year old track it's about edging a tight open a seven five but the twenty two year old by the russian opponent stormed back in the second to take six for four said decider the third was to belong to wimbledon champ wrapping up the tournament on a six three scoreline the big three also untrue to end the season ranked high number two in the world. clipper will now lead the czech republic team in their first cup final against russia next we can to those narrow finding out first hand in a symbol what could have a candle on the court as she lost to the wimbledon champ and instructs in the group stages r.t. caught up with the russian head of not schools and mess of shoulder. when it comes down to the fact. some emotions they're special and you can never experience that
when you play individual competition and definitely that then emotion will bring a lot of determination a lot of desire and hopefully we can create you know great competition czech republic is very strong and very consistent they have a lot of good players they are not only good in singles but they are also good in their goals so it's going to be yeah it's going to be tough challenge but we're excited about it and we've got a lot of great players and we can easily form two five maybe even three teams and it is great because we've got a lot of choices at the same time you know sometimes it's tough because some players get injured and sometimes we try to find the perfect combination between singles and doubles and trying to create you know the best team sometimes it's not easy because we have so many choices and we want to bring people and we want everyone to play for the team sports for for player. award but i think the level of
our team is very strong support each other and we always want to do well at the fed cup. so no i think people look at my season and they have a. perception of a. grand slam finals last year but this year it was a very consistent year for me and those players that i lost in the grand slams they you know played really well throughout the season i didn't really have bad matches throughout the whole season i didn't lose the first round or second round i've been playing deep into the tournament so i had a very consistent year no matter what and i think pretty satisfied about it of course i wanted to go a bit farther and of course i wanted to reach another grand slam final it's something i'm working on my game every single day i'm trying to improve. you know
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