tv [untitled] May 17, 2012 5:00am-5:30am EDT
america is helping deliver arms to syrian rebels unnamed u.s. officials come clean about the aid to fight be assad's regime. a euro hangs by a thread greece where is the new caretaker government ahead of the new election which could leave the eurozone in tatters. and left to fend for themselves a palestinian family is left isolated by israel's barrier refusing to leave their land. oh and thanks for joining our team this thursday it's one o'clock here in moscow and i'm karen terror washington is helping to coordinate arms to the syrian
opposition through arab gulf allies and saudi arabia the reports have surfaced from unnamed american officials however they say the u.s. is not directly supplying weapons to the rebel forces as recently been an influx of arms from abroad to fight the syrian the regime in syria anti-war activists brian becker says the u.s. and nato still want assad out. sony arabia qatar they have their own interests in terms of reorganizing the middle east principally of weakening syria weakening iran changing the relationship of forces in lebanon but behind qatar and saudi arabia and even turkey which has its own regional ambitions is the united states is the nato countries the former colonizers of syria in the region who are committed to overthrowing the assad government and who i believe have crossed the rubicon now in terms of preparing for the all out of the intervention including military intervention by nato forces and remember turkey will be the gateway for nato as
a nato power for the efforts by the west as they did in libya to use ultimately military power to overthrow a government independent government that they want to replace with a proxy regime in this important region assad government was hoping against hope that some sort of. mission such as the observer mission with kofi annan might be enough to keep the dogs at bay but i think it's quite clear that when the united states and its allies saudi arabia qatar are pumping in huge quantities hundreds of millions of dollars of weapons right into the middle of damascus and other areas their intention is not to have a negotiated settlement but an all out civil war or as a precursor as i said earlier to a nato intervention i think the united states is scripted it in a way that peace is impossible it says pieces demean but the united states and nato wanted to do because they're using have decided to use military force to overthrow this independent government more than
a month into the ceasefire syria still suffering from violence not casting serious doubt on the u.n. backed peace plan president assad insists his country is fighting foreign mercenaries and al-qaeda linked militants war masking themselves as the free syrian army his comments came in an interview to russia's that i see a twenty four channel his first in nearly six months. first of all it. it's not an army and it's not free they get omes and money from abroad from different countries that is why they are not free they are a bunch of criminals and have violated laws for years and have been convicted on a number of charges they also consist of religious extremists with ties to al qaida i don't just mean the organization itself but their extreme and terrorist approach they also have foreign mercenaries the west always tries to find puppets for itself syria has never been down to that on any issue they've always done that in the trying the same with this conflict the new e.u.
sanctions are felt more like ordinary people and the economy when they talk of boycotting syria they mean a boycott only by western nations kofi annan plan is not only aimed at stopping the violence it also must help people to return back to their homes where they were forced out by the terrorists this plan has to stop the smuggling of weapons and the funding of terrorists they must put pressure and hold accountable other states openly claiming they will support tension in syria. they arose on shaky ground as a caretaker great government has been sworn in a senior judge will be heading it until next month's re-election fares of athens quitting the single currency have been exacerbated by frantic cash withdrawals from the country's banks but do you have a way to are still hoping to safeguard the euro by keeping the greeks in participator all over. the attention of those who are looking to find a solution to the ongoing debt crisis in the euro zone is focused only on athens
fresh elections being called for the seventeenth of june now this is following the failure of the political parties that so you form a coalition government following early elections this month now those fresh elections are essentially elections that greece a country which is suffering severe financial problems can ill afford to be hosting . and of course the people who will be taking part in those elections will essentially be the same people who have failed to form a coalition government following the last round of ballots some of those people of course as well and those some of those political parties want to see an end to austerity measures which were laid down as part of a joint e.u. i.m.f. bailout greece was set to receive in june is it risky basically the message is no will stare at the no money now in recent times we've seen around
a billion dollars taken out of greek banks by investors who have become worried should greece leave the single currency leave the eurozone all of the impact be kicked out of the eurozone would have to revert back to the drachma their savings would be essentially stripped of some value the president of the european central bank mario draghi has said that the e.c.b. will not keep greece in the euro zone it any cost in fact that the it's not a matter for the e.c.b. to move the goalposts as it were to allow greece to remain within the single currency here in germany we've heard from chancellor angela merkel who is said alongside french counterpart newly sworn in french president francois hollande has said that they want to see greece remain within the. and said that they're willing to try and help greece alone through its financial troubles however they said that
they will also respect the the results of a ballot should greece decide to elect people who want to pull him out of the euro zone now finance ministers in the we'll be meeting on the thirty first of may to talk more about the ongoing crisis throughout europe throughout the eurozone and the future of the single currency what happens if greece pulls out well it's it's unprecedented there would have to be a huge change in treaties across europe so all i hear in germany as well as across europe focused on athens to find out what's going to happen next as this story unfolds. money has been flowing out of greece for more than a two and a half years now ever since its financial troubles hit economist albert coming out there says ever athens quits they are as on i will say cash draining from smaller economies into the hands of bigger once the liberal who knows terry is dead osteria
he is a very confusing warts by use tyranny you can mean two very different things which is one catch to public spending and the other is higher taxation the governor of the president of the e.c.b. mo you don't get as talking about two different kind of house to the good you are in a bedroom on the bed and one is the one me by raising taxes to good one using one made by catholic barak experience you. can bet carlos geraghty he's also the easier one to be consumed politically speaking but the gloomy news did particularly in these days everything because of. the way in return to looks in front of the markets international now it would really happen is if you go uglies exit in the you know where to go following suit and miley basically being bullied in a way out of the chalion in spanish banks to german buildings and into austrian
banks were saved it is believed savings will be safer and this can bring to an inordinately auction starting with destructive capital garcon toward discount you of course if you have defacto capital jewels basically you are saying goodbye not just to the europe but to the entire dream all the unified common market orderly or disorderly a chorus of analysts have been predicting a great jeff halt later we ask chakraborty at the economics later writer for the guardian newspaper what he sees next for athens. peter being modeling what a greek exit from the euro zone would look like the best part of a year politically nick. nomic lee politically even those who are in favor of gristly so. they would accept that it would involve beyond being straight people though it would mean that banks would possibly be
a kims would not be working it would mean that people be stopped from leave the country specially with disapproves of bureaus in their back pocket because the country that they need to stop capital from the country and to maintain a very high level move so it would feel affected like a countryman marshall. the question all in the saudis really for the rest of the euro zone if the euro zone can say to the rest of the financial markets look greece is leaving but we all know greece is a special case you know behind our hands will say it's a bit of a basket case and actually its problems are not the rest of the euro zone that's what they really mean by an orderly exit if they can convince everyone that greece is leaving because of greece not because of the euro i don't think now the markets would buy that. but the full interview with the economics leader writer for the guardian newspaper in just over an hour right here on r.t. . so i have for you
dot com. top minutes past the hour as you're also work to wall itself in the end is back on track after briefly pausing for protest marches on the palestinian knock but day which is held on the anniversary of israel's founding the country is building walls on most of its borders saying it needs to protect itself from attacks but the barrier is constructing within palestinian territories are seeing families separated as arches paula slayer reports. a lonely house on a hilltop tells the whole story of palestinian plots of land passed down through the generations now under threat i don't read a number i don't have money i want my gran and for his insistence almost paying the price is small papa she is on the wrong side of the wall tel aviv is building between israel and the palestinians and what was once or more was part of
a larger village he'll soon be cut off from it and alone on the other side from this i feel for me the. brazil is really tractors have already for eight months been building the prison or more refers to digging up the ground around his house the plan will see his home cut off by a five meter high electrified fence and a tunnel monitored by security cameras will connect him with a larger village after. the experience for. this this this road and go for in the tunnel and go the rest of the tunnel and go the village . she is this tunnel two hundred fifty meter. this done she had a very big bowl for this five million on hundred thousand one hundred million dollars just to build this down for just only one family. for
a decade already israel's been building a wall that cuts through the west bank these raby states for security but palestinians complain it saves them from their land and communities the leadership of israel is going crazy and they have no real plan there have no really vision no real vision of its very long term answer because walls will not and will never ever provide security for this one is a good neighbor is actually provide security and we do not have good neighbors eventually the village of larger will also be completely closed in by the wall the only way in and out will be through this entrance that the israelis will control here to the israelis about. another tunnel this one is so that omar's neighbors can reach a small family cemetery they'll be electrified fence and the local joke is that not only are the israelis separating palestinians from their land they're separating the living from the dead but with each tilt of the soil most families connection to the land is threatened to be even more suited for much of. what they can do
just idle term future. this is. this for you and this for my father. my grandfather. don't live in the future it's. like a future times against him and with every new brick it goes up the families isolation is cemented policy r.t. the larger village. a quick look at some other international headlines now. a deadly gun battle has broken out between security forces and militants in western afghanistan suicide bombers armed with explosives and ammunition stormed a government compound there killing at least seven and injuring a dozen one of the attackers blew himself up at the gate of the complex allowing others to fight their way inside all the militants died in the assault government complexes have become
a common target in afghanistan. and yemen troops have used heavy artillery and warplanes to pound al qaeda positions in the south of the country at least twenty nine militants were killed as part of a ramped up campaign against the terror group yemen's army is now receiving direct help from the u.s. which is providing targeting data to fight al-qaeda militants have taken over several towns in the past year forcing out troops and establishing their own rule. a student demonstration in chile has turned violent after hundreds of people poured onto the streets of certainty algo demanding free education and sweeping school reforms protesters threw rocks at riot police who responded with water cannons fires were also started in parts of the city mass protests have been staged repeatedly since last year but so far little spin achieved. the trial of former bosnian serb general that article mother just continuing in the
hague he is charged with eleven counts of genocide and crimes against humanity during the one nine hundred ninety s. yugoslav war among them was the city of some massacre when eight thousand muslim boys and men were slaughtered you're now looking at live pictures here. is also alleged to have commanded the siege of sarajevo during which more than ten thousand civilians died if convicted he faces life in prison meant. archie dot com never runs out of stories for you to explore years a quick taste of what we have. in the u.s. could consider transferring convicted arms dealer viktor bhutto to his native russia but has been vying for the return of the man tapped by some of the lord of war. and a feminist blast at the cannes film festival a french group demands filmmakers explain the lack of female talent on the show all the details are at r t dot com. wealthy british soil.
totty don't come. thanks for joining r t a twenty past the hour they american dream has been shattered for thousands of mac's accounts who become disillusioned with life in the u.s. faced with a fragile economy and a weekend job market emigrants no longer want to work there are versing a decades old trend by democrats who have a has the story three inhospitable terrain to trigger happy border guards crossing illegally from mexico into the united states is a pearl is journey which for many desperate for a new life was always thought to be worth the risk but times and more importantly khana means have certainly changed if what i was so i was working at even two jobs and they were three jobs that would send some day i mean it was easy but now it's sort of thought so that if you go you can leave it and you're going to spend a month to find a good job ten years ago gustavo like many other mexicans came to california
illegally to earn money provide for his family and enjoy a harsh standard of living than at home but now he has joined the rapidly swelling ranks of those thinking it's time to pack their bags and had back south because of the poverty that was in the united states even people before maybe even middle class mexicans now they're falling into the lower class and now even below so a lot of people are saying well i want to be poured here i might as well go back home and be or at least with my family in mexico. whether wanted or not in the past mexico has provided the largest wave of immigration from a single country into the united states but now that figure just like america's economy has come to a grinding halt crippling unemployment and housing construction market lying idle and a sharp rise in deprecation charcoal combining to put people off seeking the good
life in america during the five year period from two thousand and five to twenty ten a total net of one point four million mexicans immigrated to the united states down by more than half from the three million who had done so and the five year period nine hundred ninety five to two thousand mexicans that come here to the u.s. to take jobs as farmers and labor it is a widespread belief that mexicans do the jobs that americans receive still so those trying to wait raises the question just who will sell and without ron gotcha's a teacher and a community organizer believes this sharp don't worry trend can lead to more drastic consequences if they leave the crisis in the united states and be far greater than it is now because you know mexico have to go to the grocery store that the right to buy like anybody else so that's a lot of buying power we're talking about billions of dollars of buying power that the american economy cannot afford to lose americans have complained for decades
that they want less immigration from mexico but if chores started going on done and prices started rising they may soon started complaining that they won more my dinner which now our t.v. reporting from los angeles california. back as promised so any improvement since our last hour are we still falling in the markets we are still falling and falling deeper actually than they were before there was a spike the fact that we've had the positive news coming out of asia gross domestic product in japan. has gone up by one percent on the previous quarter and annualized goes up to a nice four point one percent but still even though japan managed to close with a positive proof of point nine percent almost we have seen the hand saying plunge point two percent at the close and we have seen europe also give up the gains that they've seen in the first hours of trading second look at that in london the
footsies declining half a percent the dax point three percent at this hour now of course worries still persist as the political deadlock in greece remains and therefore since there is risk of greece coming out of the euro zone and ever hear of bari says it's pretty high this could send a massive shockwave across the globe or even a larger than the one we've seen from lehman brothers bankruptcy in two thousand and eight. it's a two thirds chance of these three greece will leave either this year or next then we could we could know the answer really quite soon the primary concern is about exit contagion that is the concern that greece will not be the only country that would exit but that in its footsteps would follow other vulnerable countries including say portugal ireland or of course italy or spain and in that case i think the financial system in europe but also elsewhere will be under very heavy strains in another much greater strain than was the case in the aftermath of lehman.
meanwhile in russia we have seen optimism for just around the well fifteen minutes of the day for the first fifteen minutes of the trading session but then as you can see it's gone down deeper than anywhere else one point one percent both for the ts and for the my six secular what is driving these losses financials are hit the worst juju fears that basically liquidity on the financial market could be badly if the. political situation in greece does not improve and therefore the burbank is falling two point three percent now seven content of the supermarket chain is down two percent after reporting first quarter net profit go up almost double actually on the previous year and airflow that is one of the few stocks which is up by just by the just by a notch point one percent as it's promised its shareholders that it would spend around twenty percent of its net profits to pay our debts. move over to currencies
and we're seeing the euro now declining slightly versus the dollar as more investors cash out notably into the greenback and the russian ruble is mixed against the two currencies and on the commodities markets well we have some we have seen some improvement from last blends are now gaining in value but it's still far from the valleys that we've seen even a few days ago ninety three dollars per barrel for light sweet is still close to six month lows for crude so it's not providing support for the russian markets where we haven't seen a bounce back in the many days now. that's the way the markets look thanks for that update and. soon we follow the travels of a controversial critic of israel that's after the have line stay with us.
my grandmother did not like we're going to become. carriers of freight. and she was very cool. she felt. i was frankenstein's monster. we don't have the problem. every time i go for is i'm a i'm the palestinian or the european sorry to negotiate an end to the violent attacks against israel which i have no fear of war call the arabs song goes you have no you're calling the leader of the state of israel one of the main terrorists in the world. we're supposed to be seriously examining history when you mention