tv [untitled] June 28, 2012 11:00am-11:30am EDT
please don't come. syria in the cycle of violence twin blasts hit a government building in damascus while new. brutality. desperate to undo the ruinous effect of austerity on the u. member nations grow wary of german proposals or political the federation of. american sentiment in pakistan reaches a new high as the government's involvement in the u.s. led afghan war claims pakistani lives on an almost daily basis. a very warm welcome to you from all of us here at the mosque i show you two blasts
of it ripped right through the syrian capital of damascus sending huge plumes of smoke over the city state t.v. is reporting that the explosions which it describes as terror attacks took place in the carpark of the palace of justice. reports from syria. they have been to have explosions in the old town earlier on earlier today syrian television has been reporting that there has been another third explosive devise with it didn't go all the also saying that the explosives were put in the garage behind justice policy in the old damascus where usually judges of the syrian call to park their cars and also we've been hearing earlier today about another attack on a police station here in damascus as well and again no reports about casualties it's worse to say of course that these happened and we're hearing these just stay
off to another attack happened here in damascus the syrian state run television studio has been attacked to the government is saying by terrorist groups obviously what we see right now is an escalation of attacks from the armed rebels this happened just two days after president bashar assad has said that syria is now in the real state a war so what we see now is indeed a war and we see escalation of the conflict dramatic and violence is continuing a lot t. has managed to obtain video allegedly showing the result of a brutal massacre in the syrian sea to harm on that happened in april where families claiming that their relatives were slaughtered by the rebels the victims' bodies show evidence of severe trauma of bullet wounds and burns at the beginning of the video we can see three children they are in tears and the older girl demands to be allowed to see her mother in hospital meanwhile just recently a u.n.
panel of investigators had admitted it is a nabl to determine who was behind the houla massacre that happened in syria in may that claimed one hundred eight lives of civilian people including many women and children that soft most of western countries have been very quick to blame assad government for this but who is killing the who really remains impossible to find out. reporting in the meantime though turkey has deployed dozens of military vehicles to the syrian border including anti aircraft systems it's all in response to syria downing one of its warplanes last week for violating the country's airspace he insists it's fighter jet entered syria's territory by mistake and only briefly refusing to accept it was shot down over syrian territory. jeremy salt who is a turkey based professor of middle eastern history and politics says another incident like that may bring already strained relations between ankara and damascus to
a break. one has to see what's happening with the shooting down of the plane is a very significant. so the notch in the tension between syria and turkey and the response to that by moving. troops up to the border into syria is doing the same on the other side so quite clearly even though it seems that nature doesn't at this stage want to intervene openly in syria because the danger is what is trying to do is to bring down the syrian government but starting a war of attrition from within an instant like this could trigger off you know a collision between the two countries and a conclusion i mean you can't say when it would happen if it would happen but that's where we are right now. confrontation with syria may heighten tension ahead of major international talks on the syrian crisis this weekend in geneva but talks are aiming to unite influential states spine proposals for
a syrian led political solution to the crisis but as artie's peter all of our reports the meeting is going to be marked by some very serious differences between those in attendance. those differences really boil down to what involvement iran should have if any countries like the united states in great britain say that iran shouldn't be involved what we heard from said again today who reiterated russia's stance on this which is that iran isn't just a neighbor to syria that tehran exerts a certain amount of influence over damascus and that iran is a major player in that region and in that role they should have a say and what's decided about the future of that part of the world situ as we get to the ship because we're now talking about stopping bloodshed in syria iran is certainly an influential player in this situation alongside other nations in the region and not inviting taran on board the geneva talks on syria is a mistake. but there are already some experts are saying that the expulsion of iran
really costs a doubts over how successful lease talks can be. responded to comments from western diplomats which suggested that the upcoming talks would focus on kofi annan plan for a unity government in syria that would be a government which would could contain members of the opposition as well as the current company but would exclude any person deemed to undermine the credibility of the the new unity government which would be in place now these comments from the western diplomat suggest that russia was on side with that plan. saying that no decisions have been made yet and russia wouldn't commit to anything before talks on saturday. or there are no agreed projects on syria so far i think the reports of a potential documents that have come up in the media or a negligent approach to diplomacy after the experience also differences between the
way the united states and russia view the future the future decisions of who should lead syria washington saying that condemning assad is a criminal and saying that he should have no further role to play in the country. says knots not a decision for any other nation to make only the people of syria should decide the future of their country. reporting where you are with moscow still to come for you on the program just in a few minutes from now wiki leaks united most famous of lower julian assange joe awaits a decision on his asylum claim in london's i could dorian embassy or the diplomatic mission is snowed under by emails and letters supporting the wiki leaks. now with growth in europe having been stomped out by austerity the union leaders are gathering today in an attempt to condole a new spark but just how is proving rather divisive the weaker nations one euro bonds effectively a piggy back ride on germany's cheap interest rates are. silly as she has the
latest from the side. to be frank there's not a lot of optimists here in brussels the leaders are coming here today to meet at a very crucial time there are already five euro zone nations that have needed a bailout cyprus being the latest and there is no disagreement really that they need growth in the euro zone area where the way to go forward is the big issue here there are two points of view one is germany's and the others share the other point of view germany does not want to share debt of neutralize debt in the form of your bonds until all the others agree to surrender their budgetary controls to greater oversight for brussels in order to instill more discipline while the rest of france for example saying that they will only give up the sovereignty to a greater power if germany show solidarity and we know what's already needs in this sense is sharing in their debt so you have two sides the question is who is going to budge first and actually the biggest headache that people see that will have it
today is coming from italy's a mario monti he's really insisting that the euro zone funds by the the bonds of troubled but well intentioned countries and we know that good intentions is not going to work for. the month he says he's going to stay here until he gets a satisfactory result for italy now we're calling it a political union and some of your cats would say it's sharing sovereignty but in essence if you will it's a euphemism for what essentially is going to be taking the power of a federalist state because surrendering powers of budgetary powers is essentially chipping away at what is at the heart of state powers which is the right to control when and how to spend their own money there are other perspectives here saying that this is not the only way for european integration but we know that at the end of the day it's power players that make the decision and the most powerful of them is of course germany. he's testing our city reporting that now let's get some more on the summit with. a socialist. university joining me live now from someone else
good to see you today thanks for coming on the program as you just heard from the reporter spain is the new hot spot for the euro crisis but is it one that can still be dealt with by rapid action and i hate to us this why rather frankly any chance that leaders in brussels likely to take any action. i mean it's really hard to say i'm not especially optimistic about it frankly. i think there's such a level of misinformation flying around and sort of mixed messages flying around both at the european level and then even within the countries themselves about what measures are actually going to be taken or what would even be positive that. the idea that they could come to some sort of consensus. with regards to spain in particular seems just really unlikely. that you can i'm sure i was just going to jump in i do apologize to the attention certainly that we've been covering all day here on r.t. and many others are as well is what is happening now people are calling the showdown between germany and the rest of the eurozone over basically the opening up
of berlin to those less fortunate you think that's really the miracle cure the e.u. needs. well i mean again it depends really on on what we what we consider that the e.u. needs i mean. on the one hand if it's just going to be lending to states so that they can bail out you know banks that. basically have been trafficking in toxic assets for years and years and. i mean i don't i don't think that that makes any sense and that's not a miracle cure i guess that using it to stimulate growth and kind of generate a productive base in other regions could be positive economically but highly unpopular politically in germany so i mean it just seems like it's quite a mess that i don't think there's any quick fix something every many many many saying that when you when you talk about austerity spurring growth many say austerity doesn't generate any growth whatsoever let's talk about let's let's focus one thing here that that's
a political union being talked about in some calling it i fed it ration all of europe is this an attempt do you think to use the current uncertainty to push through such an idea. certainly certainly when i don't want to i don't want to make it seem like i think austerity is anything positive for growth at all i mean there's no evidence to support that i just want to make that clear in terms of using the federation of europe i mean it's basically just using you know friendly terminology to kind of push forth basically a set of positions that have been unbelievable long until now in this. you know you can one things the words you use and the other is what happens org let's say let's stay with us up to austerity what of the public austerity opposition in spain the new hotspot of the eurozone or the million strong indignance movement made a blustering show last year where has that opposition gone now and people just jaded and fed up. well actually that's actually the most interesting part about the spanish context right now people have to worry about is that it's
a massive movement it's actually gone to a more local level and actually provided solutions where the sort of basically inept spanish state can't provide them by you know blocking blocking. where you know bailed out banks who are using public money are actually kicking citizens out of their homes for the same behavior that they've even had so there is that there is there is meaningful opposition in the streets but the problem is that . really new political factors i guess no doubt little parties have been able to sort of capitalize on that resistance and really hit the codes that they need to. and what we're seeing actually is is a similar situation to what we're seeing in greece i mean just the start of it where the sort of mainstream center left party is is basically collapsing while the more hardline positions or are starting to develop but he hasn't really been successful anywhere without resorting to some sort of i guess authors before terry
and more authoritarian structures and measures so. i mean i think frankly the question of whether or not it's positive. and whether or not it can it can be successful depends on what we consider success i mean i think resorting to an author or terry in a state structure to generate growth is hardly desirable in a conversation that requires more time that we have a credible here for us on a. socialist at a university a book or also for roll of the news website thanks for coming on the program today thanks for having me. now joining us on set to have received a summons saying he must report to a london police station on friday he's currently ensconced with an ecuador's embassy waiting for the south american nation. to accept or decline his plea for political asylum ecuador's government currently studying the legal and political implications of granting his request meanwhile more than ten thousand e-mails have
been sent to the country's embassies and both the u.k. and u.s. calling for it to say yes also thousands of signed a petition started by the u.s. based civil the party group just foreign policy spoke to robert naiman the policy director for the organization who initiated the campaign. my sense of other people i've talked to. ecuador and government officials are sympathetic to their request they understand situation the same way we do understand the threat to julian assange from the united states and the threat that sweden once they got to be in the sun would hand them over to the united states which would then prosecute him under the very controversial espionage act we don't know everything about what the u.s. government has done a night or might but we know that a grand jury was impaneled in the united states to investigate leaks and bring charges we know that bradley manning's attorney believes his harsh treatment in
u.s. custody was an attempt to get him to. testify against julian assange there is a recently that they have the opportunity to try to get him in the u.s. custody they will do so this is a totally rational legitimate documented fear and i forget that i julian assange is of course hosting his very own interview series here on out see if you've missed any of the ten episodes that have gone so far still available in a special section of our website that is a songe dot dot com. julian assange. it is true he reeks of expose the world secrets these documents long the united states government being attacked by the united states strongly condemn this western. illegally shoot five hundred days now being detained without charge but that
doesn't stop the. day we are on a quest for relief ideas that can change the world tomorrow. this is the life from moscow thanks for joining us today it has been revealed that seventeen pakistani soldiers were beheaded in a recent cross border raid from afghanistan islam about blames nato for allowing the latest loss of life to occur as well as the thousands of pakistani deaths since the beginning of the u.s. led afghan war he's gone extra kind of reports on the extreme price the country is paying for its alliance with washington. it's not only u.s. bombs that fly in pakistan but also the stream of demands an accusation from washington there are several things that we are asking the pakistanis to do more and better number one they've got to do more about the safe havens inside their own country even ridiculed the u.s.
defense secretary has laughed at pakistan for being in the dark on the bin laden raid. literally in washington's rhetoric now suggest that during the decade of war in afghanistan pakistan had been their most instrumental ally in the region the united states could not have had security gunstar in three weeks with minimum cost in terms of. money and in terms of in terms of the lives of its soldiers that would not have been possible without blocks any assistance and help. bre sentiment towards the alliance with the us has fueled domestic insurgency in pakistan some has lost about somewhere between five thousand to six thousand soldiers and paramilitary soldiers but more than that we've lost more than thirty five thousand civilians and these people died because of these bait of bombings in
a crude comparison the us has lost two thousand troops in afghanistan they want the pakistanis to do our dirty work for us and the pakistanis have simply said we've supported you forward eleven years we can't do it anymore you're killing our stability they have to stop the civil war in the country they have to stop the war that's going on on their own territory because of their help for the united states so they have a number of problems which i think amount to a mass and they're going to be left high and dry when we leave many washington see a different picture of a country that does not fully do their bidding in exchange for the billions they sent them were given taxpayer money to this country which is not treating us right but we've made a mistake we were we have trusted pakistan to wait too long the pakistanis see another mistake there's one mistake that we've committed we've put all our eggs in the american basket and part of the deterioration in our genes strategic position
over the past decade since two thousand and one is because of this fact that we completely relied on the americans and it's not the first time they've been before as well but but so to speak we made this mistake and we're trying to know correct that mistake pakistan is now working hard on its regional alliances primarily with china but the u.s. still needs pakistan washington has been able to continue drone strikes in pakistan likely because of its military leaders tacit agreement the u.s. also needs the short route through pakistan to supply the troops in afghanistan islam lot shot it down last year in response to the killing of two dozen pakistanis . but we don't much is approaching their end with people furious at the u.s. there is little chance the pakistani policy makers will want to be seen as being more accommodating to the united states the mockery and condescending remarks from washington make those chances even slimmer during the last decade of war in afghanistan pakistanis have dealt with an unprecedented insurgency in their own
country terror which has killed an awful lot of people much more than the losses carried by the u.s. in afghanistan and that to a large extent was the price pakistan paid for its alliance with the u.s. but these days in washington it seems hardly anyone keeps that in mind when handing out another portion of accusations and humiliation to the nation they once come to this to become their ally i'm going to stick our reporting from washington r.t. . in just a moment president obama's health care plan will be discussed that's in the world update that will start right now with iraq where a spate of bombings and shootings across the country have killed twenty two people and wounded more than fifty the deadly strikes targeted shiite neighborhoods and security forces just over the last month more than two hundred iraqis have been killed in attacks the recent violence comes in the midst of a political crisis with shiites sunis and kurds all calling for prime minister nouri al maliki to resign for sidelining his opponents.
the former bosnian serb leader radovan has been acquitted of one of the two genocide charges brought against him of the international hague tribunal he had asked for the case to be dropped based on a lack of evidence but still faces ten charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity is accused of ordering atrocities during the one nine hundred ninety s. bosnian war including the seven it's a massacre where some eight thousand muslims were killed. the u.s. supreme court has given the go ahead to president barack obama's health care legislation under the law most americans are obliged to get health insurance by two thousand and fourteen all pay a fine it was agreed that the penalty will be in the form of a tax that congress can impose using its taxing power as republican state officials challenge the act claiming it was against the law to force people to buy
a private product the court's verdict is seen as obama's major victory in u.s. internal affairs as he's facing election later this year. well and now let's get to the business with artie's done a bushell standing by for us. good to see you daniel angela merkel has sensationally been forced to go back on her word show news what all of you are getting some initial claims that she's agreed to a common euro bond that today's e.u. summit in brussels now that marks a real shift because she was categorically against that just this morning more and more economists say common boring across the eurozone is the only way to bring down low on course for greece and spain the first sign of a shift by germany came a few hours ago when finance minister wolfgang schauble said he would agree to a euro bond perhaps on the table if there was total fifty or union across the eurozone. but across the pond the problems are even worse the california stalks and is expected to file for bankruptcy tomorrow that will make it the biggest city
. in america overspending and the collapse of its housing boom are being blamed because the problems are for more serious than europe's claims chief or mona prodi j.p. morgan trader the long way almost all times more than this debate it's a new report the losses from the bank's chief investment office in the u.k. first came to light last month the trouble will disclose more of about that on july thirteenth. quarter earnings the bank has slumped three percent in the opening hour u.s. corporate profits also fell for the first time in four years reverse things wall street today gains the single currency is now retreating to the dollar that's on fears that today's summit will again fail to tackle the you're across is properly spanish bond yields went over seven percent today that's the level which triggered bailouts in ireland and portugal it is frightening the euro zone's biggest economy germany which will enter week phase according to its powerful institute and most go
here the old slipped under thirteen hundred points today losing all of yesterday's gains season for russian blue chips and they're sounding upbeat but investors cagey over that e.u. meeting. now moving on. a rolls royce is opening only the second dealership in moscow that will be the only city of new york with more than one rolls dealership a second site opens wednesday off the sales here doubled last year the rich seem on afflicted by the crisis forcing cutbacks in the world economy luxury firms are reporting record profits seem happy to pay over the all the new roles cost seventy percent more than in the west and europe today will be following the e.u. summit is taking place at the moment and we're getting really breaking news every hour every time you do keep us posted so you next hour. are just one of the headlines that we backed up by more financial insight and perhaps more financial scandal the kaiser report.
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