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syria's rebels plan a wide block in p. pass of the country's second city of aleppo with eighty million dollars worth of support to come from the u.k. . as washington weighs in top line serious future with the president the sign there's fresh pressure on damascus as hillary clinton comes to attack. if you are says it's i need to terrorize and shows there's no nuclear weapons in the wax scared but a leading paper reports that this raid a strike on iran could fit in the. news for russia and around the world this is us he was me you know our thanks for
joining us see red rebels say they are preparing a counter attack to regain ground or the country's second city of aleppo after a big push from a kid destroyed by government forces the syrian army is said to be throwing more tanks and as trite said the frontline there are also reports of bombing and god by the capital damascus the fighting is increasing number of refugees fleeing the city the conflict told state the rebels are pleading for more foreign aid with regional promising nearly eight million dollars worth of new equipment and the syrian activist says there's little transparency to the deal. in turkish member of the parliament who is used to clear persons from inside syria into turkey are actually taking three to you so it syria does go back to mr hague statement that's communication with communication devices and in order to want to be aliens it is impeding impending story the government attacks who is going to be warning them are
there satellite images that are going to be passed to the ground. those communication devices be released into civilians will be sent to rebels and will be used as they are intended who can guarantee that you can guarantee that body armor is going to be used not to assassinate political opponents in front of t.v. cameras just like what they did with the birdie family you know we need a little bit more transparency with. the un chief has boxed the presence of international monitors in syria which would provide impartial means of assessing the situation on the ground there are service extended mandate expires in less than ten days with a veteran algerian diplomat tired to become the new u.n. arab league envoy after kofi annan quit and here's a piece of. it's not a job many people would have wanted you think considering the situation in syria but it's that lakhdar brahimi will be taking over from kofi annan as the next
special envoy on the syrian crisis now the seventy eight year old former algerian foreign minister does have pedigree when it comes to dealing with serious conflicts he was instrumental in forming a peace in the late one nine hundred eighty s. in the lebanese civil war in two thousand and one he was sent by the u.n. as the envoy to afghanistan as the united states invaded the country following nine eleven he was again sent to iraq in two thousand and three for the invasion of that country representing the u.n. on that occasion but it's also interesting to look at what type of an envoy he will be kofi annan had quite openly spoke to both the syrian rebels and the assad government now if we look a little bit better he means personal life in his personal contacts we might see a different approach from him but he's daughter of former b.b.c. and c.n.n. correspondent is married to wear one of the sons of the king of jordan. strong
family ties there jordan of course a country that has been linked to the smuggling of weapons and other arms into syria into the hands of the syrian rebels and jordan of course a haven a place of choice for those defecting from the assad government to go so perhaps we could see me focusing our attention focusing his attention on speaking to the rebels as opposed to the way that kofi annan tried to do it with speaking to both the rebels and the assad government but it looks like he will take over from kofi annan so it looks like the next envoy going to be locked up or he the four algerian foreign minister taking on that difficult job in syria. that has washington stepping up plans for syria as opposed to a front here and get. he ready for was case scenarios including a possible chemical weapons that time and a u.s. foreign policy hillary clinton is visiting take a dressed as. threats to weigh in with force if it feels threatened from across the
border and let's get more on this from history and politics professor jeremy sold german soldiers welcome to the program the u.s. secretary of state and foreign ministers say they are making plans in case chemical weapons are used by syria but what do you make of that statement that's a complete propaganda trope put out by the state depart this absolutely no suggestion by anyone that chemical weapons would be used or will be will be given to his brother which is obvious just this is all part of a propaganda to try to kind of discredit the syrian government that he clinton came here this morning madame defarge innocent for seven gloating over the murder of. watching the murder of some of bin laden are planning to take up the tension of the syrian government but the problem she has. is that the syrian government. none of it is what they expected to report in
a few months of. the syrian army has disintegrated the syrian army by the way it should be pointed out the foot soldiers are mostly sunni muslims so this kind of sectarian floyd in syria is not a kind of that we're told is still standing by the stage so that if they can they've supported the so-called free syrian army plus other groups they train them uniform them i've paid them they have kind of sponsored attacks in all of syria's major cities. and could be seen in all kinds of activities across the country and nothing has worked as of now as of today damascus has mostly been cleared of the rebels aleppo is on the way to being clear we can see that the army has a strategy here it cleared out. within two days and now it's working its way through. so the rebels really unless they get more support in terms of heavy weaponry or whatever they friends might want to give them really a fighting very much on the back foot and that's why hillary clinton is in istanbul
to kind of ask the basic question what next what do we do now and she's talking about operational planning groups she's talking about the real details but we don't really know what this means the talk of intelligence coordination loosely called nation so forth and so on this very little mention of the free syrian army or the syrian national council the council almost irrelevant because the behavior shifting here has got to be done by the united states by turkey by the e.u. and by other members of the collective calling itself the friends of syria it want to stand here and clinton's visit comes as. threats to use force in the syrian conflict based on its concern over kurdish activity in the north of the country so do you believe the two states and their allies are prepared to get directly involved at this point we must be they must be even close at this point because that as i said they've tried everything they can to bring this to bring this government down and nothing has worked so one of their options to keep doing what they've been doing already to provide the rebels with more weight and with heavier weapons which by the way would be much harder to shift across the border because
they can be more easily spotted or are they getting close to the point of biting the bullet and actually intervening sending troops across the border on for some reason or another a pretext they want to create a humanitarian corridor or something else that you already pointed mentioned the humanitarian crisis which of course the friends of syria have very much kind of developed over the last eighteen months or the kurdish question could be another reason for sending troops across the border into syria but you know what's obvious that these are options that they must be considering at the moment and the fight for aleppo continues the city is just kilometers from the turkish border now that the u.s. has lined up with different partners planning a post. how significant is hillary clinton's visit to taking out. it's what we can talk about i mean they talk about a post future like chemical weapons is all part of the propaganda package being spun by the media i mean but still quite strongly in place and he still has the support of substantial portion of his population we can't quantify it but we know
the basic fact is true when it comes to aleppo we can say without any doubt whatsoever that the people do not want these gangs in their midst. infiltrated the city they've taken over certain quarters they've terrorized the civilians they've been shooting suspected so-called regime laws on the street they've kind of least one major massacre and there's no doubt at all the people. in the mass don't want them there so you know there's no possible argument that they represent the wishes of the syrian people and so the army is clearing out aleppo suburb by suburb and it's quite a real crisis for the friends and backers of the free syrian army because they now have to think about what to do you can't make sure the amount of fighting there's also information can't time has reportedly tried to bribe this iran ambassador a mauritanian in exchange for taking the rebel side allegedly promising one million dollars and political asylum so what does that tell us about the gulf states and.
while that want us not to go i should say. what tell us about the gulf states is they have in the supplies money. to buy people out and this is the first question that should be asked of all these defectors how much they pay you how much do you get then there must be some kind of sliding scale i mean what is the ambassador worth what is a foreign minister worth what is a kind of a low level represented mauritania worth i mean he was reportedly been given or offered one million dollars plus twenty thousand dollars a month for the next twenty years which you know is pretty good but one would imagine that people would be offered even more than we know the at the beginning of this whole protest move the qataris bribe. the foreign minister tried to buy him out he refused he just rejected their offer so it's very. unreported pops i mean anyone is now high up in the syrian government so if they want to kind of trick they're going to get a lot of money sure and they can go and if you don't which might not be too advanced taste but they will certainly get
a lot of money if they turn their backs on their own governments. middle eastern history and politics professor at germany's sold trade missile thank you very much indeed thank you very much thank you much. coming up i'll see the fallout from the revolution. remaining days fear escalating threats from the country's new leadership as congress relations with. keeping the internet safe and free but is it really possible to treat bugs were investigated if you know . washington says it has visibility inside iran's nuclear program confident it will know if iran moves towards building a bomb the remarks to be directed at a zero which wound that the international community might not realize in time to prevent iran from acquiring a weapon israeli media to track the country could launch an imminent strike on iran
before the presidential elections in the united states that could lead to a rift between the allies as the u.s. and says economic sanctions is in up a new tool signed on friday prohibits american entrepreneurs from doing business with the iranian oil sector as well as the shipment and insurance companies overseas and the situation and. according to a major daily israeli newspaper the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his defense minister would like to strike iran as early as before the u.s. presidential elections taking place in november this year now amid escalating media reports and expert predictions that such an attack could in fact be around the corner the peepers front page article on friday offered by its senior commentators and reportedly based off of conversations with israel's defense minister says that if it were up to benjamin netanyahu and his minister of defense israel would cause a military attack on iran sometime within the next several months importantly
israel's security cabinet ministers have been resisting such an option for now what's important here is while israel is weighing this option we. no of course that iran continues to insist that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes exclusively and we have seen the obama administration be careful in urging israel to stick with diplomacy and now of course the big question is whether israel may in fact go ahead with such an attack and whether or not it will wait for a green light from washington importantly experts in this article are quoted to say that if such an attack were to take place before the u.s. presidential elections there this would cause a major embarrassment to barack obama as well as really cast a blow to his success in these elections because as we know his main rival republican mitt romney has never excluded such an option. and remember there are always more stories for you home and here's
a look at all she can find they have right now love just to point out whether the white house ignored appalled bond and definitely detaining american citizens without trying. plus another man's land the saudi arabia of veils plans for a new town exclusively for women find out why it holds a single sex city. they revolution in egypt shot of the tentative peace with neighboring israel with increasing rocket strikes across the sinai peninsula but it's not only relations between the countries that have suffered the trips the jewish citizens are living in fear they are spring has made them wary of their new rulers and their neighbors as the airport. alone frightened and struggling one of the last of her people in a land that no longer wants them selene has merely the photos of her did family for comfort she is one of cairo's few remaining jews once there were eighty thousand
now there are fewer than twenty certainly i'm afraid certainly i am but as the bad i try to be able to forget. she has reason to be wary the new rulers of egypt the muslim brotherhood call for jihad and want the liberation of palestine they've launched a war of words against jews that goes as far as to threaten death it took us a long time to find sabine and when we did even longer to convince her to be interviewed by us she was worried that her neighbors would see her talking to a television crew eventually she agreed to talk to us here on the street but when i walked her back to her building a neighbor spotted us and started screaming obscenities at her that is for that to persons in my view that. the roots of jewish people run deep in the streets of cairo as far back as the twelfth century pious jews trod these cobbled streets on the way to study with a non-physician rabbi moses been my morn after mitt has collected memories of the
many jews who once lived here he proudly shows me articles of those he once knew about. this place used to be fooled jews they were all my friends but they all left in the early fifties sometimes they come back to visit me and then we always see it and talk about the good old times. it was a jewish man who told us that his trade the love of his life was also a jewish woman but his is a rare voice today in these streets it can be dangerous to ask where's the nearest synagogue certainly i ever heard of though those. have not got up and they said that if you don't problem is to do like there was over it and got to go. that little country which few data mention israel they may be divisions among egyptians but they are united in their hatred of their neighbor . israel is a racist states which doesn't respect agreements and israeli jew is not welcome in
egypt being in the know treats you continue between us i hate dealing with israel and its presence in the region is dangerous but. israel is a cancer our main enemy after the revolution of january it's now possible to cancel the peace agreement with them and so simeon spends her remaining days alone holed up in her apartment and suffering from alzheimer's disease too afraid to venture out and when she does it's only for the shortest time just in the memory of a fast disappearing world policy r.t. cairo. coming up ahead can you afford to be healthy. shouldn't it be cheap to eat a tomato yeah it should. be that the world we live. to eat organic or inorganic that's the question residents are put to happy answers from the streets of new york coming up and they terminate. russia's air force has been
celebrating its interior in spectacular style in the skies over the moscow region a three day display will cede rational and foreign aviation he says performed death defying stunts more than one hundred planes and helicopters are taking part in the event including russia's latest state of the art five hundred fifty they try also includes restored planes from the first second world wars the famed russian knights and the swifts will be soaring in the skies over the weekend the ground then recently made the military a top priority with iraq to spend over one hundred twenty eight billion dollars upgrading the air force over the next year. and some other world news in brief for you this hour live in on the training or senior defense ministry official mohammed has been shot dead and bin ghazi he was living a mosque after friday prayers when he was a target by a group of gunmen recent months have seen a string of deadly attacks in benghazi and security officials the third in the
conduct of regime the deadline the shooting happened a day after libya's new government a sealed. u.s. republican presidential candidate mitt romney has announced his running mate house budget committee chairman paul ryan is best known for trying to slash america's budget spending by over five trillion dollars in cuts opposed by the democratic minority in congress romney's choice for his number two could prove crucial to his chances of winning the white house in november from barack obama there's an hour in the polls. two man suspected of killing. the secretary said this is dragging on last month one hundred themselves also as he's his death led to major clashes between government troops and influential local leaders links to drug trafficking the recent fighting in that country town of wrong on the border with afghanistan i thought to be the worst of the central asian nation since a five year civil war in the nineteen ninety eight. the debate about how to control
the internet has been marked with growing political and social opposition despite the efforts of governments to limit the dangers from cyberspace critics say every proposal risks destroying what freedom lucic out of the story. it is hard to argue against protecting young ones from dangers like child pornography that's what russia's new internet law aims to do by making it easier to remove harmful content from the web it gives the government new powers to blacklist pages even entire domains bypassing the courts but critics say it could be used for altogether different purposes rush's wikipedia was one of several websites to go dark in protest the ban was a sham to using this law to protect children miss blocking access to information for everyone including adults and that's not protection that's censorship. he could be three degrees the united states france germany my lawmakers say the bill is on
par even weaker than what's on the books elsewhere but for online activists countries like the us or britain or case studies in how not to regulate the web you can see the different countries use different tactics whether it's copyright laws or cyber security laws or just using national security as an excuse to go after for the screech crease speech may be enshrined in america's constitution but in a world where acts of terror could come not only from a few extremists and suicide vests but from a few keystrokes on the computer the keystrokes of u.s. citizens are in. recently under suspicion if you see something say something according to the f.b.i. flyers anyone with a passing interest in personal data security could be a potential terrorist report suspicious activity before the war. crime detection may be the stuff of fiction the homeland security department is considering
a virtual border patrol which would scan billions of bytes and bits to stop cyber crime before it happens that's like sticking a microphone in everyone's living room so you can listen to all the conversations and what is really bad guys internet freedom advocates helped defeat to controversial copyright bills but the u.s. house voted to force private companies like facebook to share personal data with the government and military when it comes to protecting our civil rights and civil liberties we don't usually give government blank check and that's really what these bills have done in a lot of ways across the atlantic britain is on the verge of a web wide big brother internet and phone providers are reading black boxes to let the government to monitor every email phone call even as a mass this is the first step towards the government taking control of the internet already blocks web pages it deems illegal but under the digital economy act it will soon add copyright violators to the blacklist anyone suspected of illegal downloads could have their internet cut off.
the war over how and who should control the internet may have been inevitable you're saying to yourself well no i understand this internet concept a lot on the internet but. a. little better. it's one of the biggest challenges facing governments of today and matter how well intentioned regulations will always be subject to criticism and tracking the line between security and censorship while it may be harder than it seems lucy catherine of our . the u.s. congress is trying to pass a hundred billion dollar farm bill which also aims to reduce food stamp through it over the next five years but the industry's big hitters such as those making chances of domination of discussion ahead of nutrition and health groups and food historian can sense however that they design for natural products is likely to grab the people who control the hands to most of the just the most high tech g.m.o.
especially. those you know it's intellectual property out there and they don't want other people testing it because they see find something wrong with it there's always a constant tension in much of the american families that are around the world is that you have food scientists inventing new things for a new flavor isn't very consistent things like that that go into our food and have other people who say i just don't want this and i'd rather eat whole foods and things that are grown organically or or at least a stain of leaf if you think of this search object for it how are you words changes then we move toward natural food is very big when i was sixty's and seventy's it's come back now again and people are starting to do things themselves again they call their own you know the actual bowls and your meats and the cheese and things like that so there's a there's a definite reaction against industrial food right now that i think is going to be the next trend in a major way for the next several years our favorites eaten g.m.o. corn it's not directly consumed by humans but it's indirect and down the line of things we don't really know what that does ten years after consuming people find
it's that's the something seeds that the government so far has decided that these are virtually equivalent you know the corn that is g.m.o. and the corn that isn't is really you don't have to test the g.m.o. for because the same organs which i think you might like disagree. on staying with nutrition or do you prefer a sink trip and easy fast food or taking some trouble to keep yourself healthy with organic alternatives resident reporter has been on the streets of new york to see whose came to be angry. are you cheap and easy or all organic when it comes to what you eat this week let's talk about that i don't care you don't care so you don't care what you put into your body you i do. for the expensive organic food i mean it doesn't have to be
doesn't really make a difference i actually started juicing this year and i found out about it when i was getting a facial and there's a place called free foods right down that way and they have the best juices i've ever had in my life kale spinach babies all i mean it's like and it's like changing it sounds that listen it's delicious and expensive actually it is expensive but if you think about it a glass of wine is like nine dollars and it costs the same amount why do you think organic costs are much more regulation at least in finland it's really strict on what you can do and how you do it and the crop is smaller so that the problem doesn't that defy logic shouldn't it be cheaper to eat a tomato yeah yeah. that's the world we live in a medical doctor if they're the food is. let's say polluted or or it's not healthy like contains a lot of trans fats and so on and so on then it can lead to cancer but genetically modified food cannot lead to consummate this nonsense so there's a lot of people that assert it dies why do you think they get away with that but
why does jamel have such a bad rap. i think it's mainly some kind of propaganda a lot more people are interested to get healthier and other parts of the world so where do you think america falls in that spectrum not very well obesity is the number one for kids here is it just that lack of knowledge or do people don't have the money time. we want to sit down for breakfast this morning and healthy just got here could not find everybody's running and grabbing about all the time so you're eating better now morgana x. and i did vegetable him on the straight and narrow or go to the fridge is imagery i know mine the same way if it is not there you won't eat it and master password or daughter whether or not you eat organically the bottom line is you might want to take a minute to consider the old average them you are what you eat it's. the
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