tv [untitled] September 5, 2012 2:30pm-3:00pm EDT
the to. top stories now one person is killed and another injured in quebec by gunmen who opened fire during the victory speech of the newly elected separatist premier the suspect is being held by police. with obama pushing for reelection his government is trying to mend strained ties with china the beijing is criticised washington for backing the regional allies while claiming neutrality over asia pacific territorial disputes. and the un accuses foreign nations of escalating the syrian conflict by
supplying arms to all sides as fighting in the main cities forces thousands to flee violence has displaced more than a million inside the country with over two hundred thousand refugees now in neighboring states. and the other summary in fifteen minutes from now in the meantime we talk to german journalist for his firsthand account from inside the syrian conflict. i. as the conflict in syria continues to unfold under the watchful gaze of the world's media there are all those that say that we are receiving the full picture of what's going on on the ground in the embattled middle eastern country now one of those people joins me right now manuel oxon the writer thank you very much for speaking to me thank you well to start off how long were you in syria and where were you more did you see i was for nine days in syria in july and i was exactly the time when the so-called bentyl of damascus was reaching and i was inside the mosque with
all the time and i could compare if the worldwide media coverage with what i saw with my own eyes now what you saw while you were on the ground in syria doesn't seem to fit with what we're seeing on our t.v. screens does it well at first it is a difference everybody saw what's in damascus because the worldwide media coverage of the mainstream media coverage claimed that the massacres is was at that time when this so-called battle of the massacres that massacres will cain or the opposition of the rebels or about armed opposition called this operation they were seeing that hold the mouse because it's on fire their heavy fighting so i think even a couple of days later when the battle was reaching they were saying that now the rebels are so close to the city center they are a power to conquer now the city the government will fall i was inside the city and then you didn't see any of them therefore there was no war in the city of course
they were in some suburbs you saw that that they were fighting but it wasn't at all a better raging inside the city now in terms of the scale of this conflict nine days isn't a whole lot of time to spend on the ground there has been going on for over a year what you saw though did you feel that that was typical of what was the beliefs and feelings of people in syria in general what i didn't we. inus is the beginning what what happened in march or in april last year when when the demonstrations and so on begin and what i witnessed as i spoke to a lot of people who are not outspoken not with the syrian government and they didn't have any problems to tell me as a foreign journalist that they are not with their government but in this is i think the most important difference to the media coverage here they were all against this war which is now raging so they said all of the we are not with our government right now we support our army in pushing back the foreign terrorists from our
countries so then we can make the changes and the reforms we need in our country now you've been quite critical of german foreign policy concerning syria one of the main problems for you well first of all it's really ridiculous how drew money seems to react on what is happening in syria because. i got very much the impression that the german policy makers the german politicians get all their information by the mainstream media and i ask myself why if we used to have an embassy in this country why did you stiff diplomatic personnel in this country and by the way why do we have a secret service who is monitoring what is going on we are doing a lot of things based on. more or less very very bad information sources but when it comes out later that it's wrong we don't step back now their example which is maybe a little bit more funny if you compared but it's serious of course if you look of about the political consequences of his was the so-called syrian gager if you
remember last year in june there are several n.g.o.s homosexual n.g.o.s where now just to clarify what you're speaking about was a a blog that was supposed to be from a lesbian woman in syria that turned out to actually be written by a man based in scotland. so so it was it came out in june there was a big campaign they were claiming that this syrian girl which never existed which is also it well known today that she never existed that she was arrested by the assad security forces so the german chairman for for human rights in the german foreign ministry mark was learning from the liberal party was immediately reacting he gave a statement on what happened and he was saying this is showing obvious that there's a south government is not taking seriously the reforms in t. show the release immediately i mean up so what came out i think just two or days two or three days later it came out that it was as you say at the u.s.
american guy located in scotland to making this block so it was a complete fraud so what was for me interesting as a journalist where two questions the first question was how does it how does it manage that german official this reacting so quick on. such an issue and the second much more important question is when it comes out later that it is also fraught how do we react do we say sorry do we take it back do we corrected for the german audience are you a critique of the citizen journalism i'm not i'm not criticizing it generally because this citizen journalism can be a really important instrument but what we learn about the within the conflict of syria is that this so-called citizen journalism is abused by several the end shiels by by lobby groups who are abusing like the like what for what ends are they being abused for making pressure on politicians for making decisions for example the
decision of breaking up diplomatic relations with a country that is this edition to support with financial means and with technology means the so-called opposition to make. but who gains from that you know nobody makes a decision nobody pushes this hard without gaining something in what you're saying who gains out of the situation you put forward well that they are there are a couple of interest groups who benefit from such a politics you have that first interest groups of the big interests interest groups of the western governments who want to have the regime change there and who are supporting that the information you get from these countries are very much one sided or money that where you are speaking about information there was a statement it came out from a senior u.s. military official who said that if you want information on syria first call is always to germany germany is far more involved in this than most people think only yes unfortunately and it's really really very embarrassing for for germany because
what i don't see what i really don't see is any german national interest so in my opinion this shows in particular foreign politics that germany's they're not really acting like a super in state should to me personally i don't see in a society why we should. invite fifty syrian opposition roots to germany to educate them in berlin by educate what do you mean political trading what we are doing by that is that we support the overthrow of the syrian government we are interfering in syria and why shouldn't germany train these people in how the democratic process works to make sure that syria isn't run by the guy with the most guns in his hands is that our german chop is that our german shop to train people from all over the road what happens if their government is overthrown and a revolution is taking palace what with the russian what the russians say if if we train our people to overthrow putin what with the us american see if we train now
we are by taxpayers money so we all donating this as the germans for a revolution in us or in any other country so we are now or in that case of syria maybe the populations are look this government is so cruel and this is so meanies so brutally so slaughter its group that we trained its people because it basis and we were talking before and this is wrong information and it's wrong image of what is going on that country so you see this fits together but as i said if this is really my point of view it's not our job as germans to educate and to train people for taking over governments in other countries it's not our job to do our job is to get good relations to put the government's existing this is my point well this conflict in syria isn't going anywhere anytime soon it does seem and it's plenty much more we could talk about say for now thank you very much ben well i think you .
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top stories this hour on r.t. one person was killed and another injured in quebec by a gunman who opened fire during the victory speech of the newly elected separatist premier the suspect is being held by police. the one accuses four nations of escalating the syrian conflict by supplying arms to all sides its fighting in the main cities forces thousands to flee violence has displaced more than a million inside the country with over two hundred thousand refugees now in neighboring states. and with barack obama pitching for reelection his government is trying to mend strained ties with china. has criticized washington for backing regional allies while claiming neutrality over asia pacific territorial disputes. that so brings up today for the moment i'll be back with more stories for in
fifteen minutes from now in the meantime sport is next with you know. thanks for joining us this is sports today plenty head over the next ten minutes or so including these stories and great. dynamic returned kid shell champions dean on moscow edge run a shop up on guard on penalties in the opening match of the new season. five nights the countdown continues to some amazing world heavyweight title clash between w.b.c. champion to tell the kids caught on man well charged in moscow. on breaking new ground the first f.i.a. sanctioned motor sport event to ever take place in russia wraps up just outside. to ice hockey for us where the fifth season of a concert the hockey league is underway they are new all first vs second curtain
raiser saying defending champions come from behind to claim a shootout win over of and guard a less than or goal lockable team cup constantine put up with watch the action for us. traditionally the going cup winners face the finalists once again in the opening fixture of the new season and it seemed as if the previous season had never stopped as cup holders denominate took to the ice to meet are on guard the game turn out to be a repeat of last season's final where the must beat the omes side to leave the trophy in a seven match the rayleigh eight minutes into the opening period and i'm done korean and rifled back home to give on guard and one nothing leave it to deny with some time to get back into it but denise conquer if levelled matters four minutes before the end of the second converging on a power play and the blue and white should have scored in the material by bank of failed to capitalize on the penalty shot however the playoff top scorer me haleigh
neeson did give denominate two one lead in a powerplay in the decisive period but seven minutes before. maybe they'll square again. one time that pinpoint bass from alexandre for a lot on a counterattack this core line didn't change in the overtime and the game went to shoot out thirty year old forward for all or was the only a longer play to put his name on the scoreboard in the shoot out wild in a new signing swede that he heard and that exceeds with sand the box into the back of the net speak to kill it to wrap up the blue and whites first when they were separated by things like especially from the second period we we were the better team or. at least i think so do better we didn't even score a little bit more goals but it was the first match so we were a little bit overwhelmed by you motions is good that we managed to win the and earn two points i so do know i came from behind the shootout tween over their rivals
from the eastern conference in the opening cracker and defeat season promises to meet the high expectations and become the best in the history constantine but out of. nigeria landeskog clearly demonstrated leadership skills way beyond his years prompting his colorado avalanche to make him the n.h.l. he youngest ever team captain the swede is aged only nine dane but whether he'll see action this year is another story with the league still locked in a labor stalemate which could mean a lockout stateside i didn't expect this at all especially not this early in my career and but at the same time i mean affect already for the rescission for those who are already for it so he said. football now russia kicked off the road to rio world cup twenty fourteen campaign this week fabio capello's charges gearing up to take on northern ireland on friday but for the first time in a long time they'll be no andriy are shaaban there after losing the team's
captaincy the arsenal attacker was promptly left out of the squad altogether for this weekend's plush it's not believed he could be about to leave london for a permanent move. the thirty one year old feeling to impress and bosses anough after a loan move to st petersburg last season british newspaper reports claim arsenal are ready to let ourselves go on a free transfer. while the needs new fifty million dollars. will soon be taken to the field for a portuguese league rival a new team at home in st petersburg but for now the belgian midfielder is focused on helping his national team in the world cup qualifiers the twenty three year old pictured on the right is a busy man these days he'll be in cardiff for a bottle of wales on friday then it's to club mother's expectations are high in russia after becoming the third biggest european transfer of the season the whole indeed was the first cellist valenti's team immediately becoming a champions league contender with the two additions leaving for benfica eager to
prove his worth. something worse to it's not up to me to say whether i'm worth forty million euro or not you have to ask the person who bought it for me it is prove that need really wanted me and trusted me and it's up to me when i go there to do the maximum for the club. to boxing where for telly klitschko is aiming to end manuel char's run of perfection on saturday the elder of the ukrainian boxing brothers putting his w.b.c. heavyweight belt on the line here in moscow against the syrian born german who is unbeaten in twenty one pro fights the clash may be one of the last chances for fans the county heavyweight legend in action with politics very much now on political as mind no sparring opponent is meanwhile too small for his twenty seven year old opponent mr char the seams and high spirits ahead of the biggest fight of his career to date to tour though is big favorites having not lost since his super fight with lennox lewis in two thousand and three forty one year old seeking to
extend his legacy by hanging on to the belt once held by legends such as muhammad ali mike tyson and indeed lewis himself. playing golf america's ryder cup captain davis love the third has picked his wild card for the competition which begins later this month steve stricker dustin johnson brandt snedeker and two thousand and three u.s. open champion jim furyk the chosen ones joining tiger woods and co us team usa seek to wrestle the trophy away from defending champions europe. we have a great a team a team member new nucleus that we got as ounce of the b.j. . ricky and bradley jason dufner zach johnson phil mickelson webb simpson bubba watson and tiger woods an incredible a they've been playing great obviously all year we're very excited about them i couldn't be excited more excited about our team quite a squat to rugby union where warren gatland has been named as a british lions coach for next year's tour of australia hong kong the new zealander
will become only the second foreigner to coach the lions in their one hundred twenty five year history they fail to win a tour since ranking seven album but also remain as wheels coach wants the tour is over next year's campaign featured ten matches the first of which will be against the barbarians in hong kong on three tests against the wall base in brisbane melbourne said. it was surreal really it's a minute to minute i want to. it's probably the pinnacle boy coaching career to be selected to be in charge of the lawns and to really to know what it's the history of that little girl on the rings and so to be part of it has to be something very very so you seem very very special. in formula one ferrari are busy gearing up for their home grand prix there are eight stages left in the season including this weekend's race in italy for henri's fernando alonso currently the man to catch with a twenty four point lead at the top of the drivers' championship the most important
race of the year. and we had a nice enough home with a lot of support from other people see. you story connecting to find out he has been always very good but. who i will perform on sunday. another slice of motor sport history has been made in russia the g.t. won championships holding a stage of their world tour in moscow for the very first time at the weekend it follows an earlier in oral event in superbikes nikolai chills as more. not only was it the first time that the g.t. championship had come to russia but also for the first time dishy both the g.t. won world championships and the mostly amateur g.t. three european championships lined up together on the same grid. despite bad weather and little knowledge of the newly built moscow raceway track the drivers were quick to adapt belgian audi club team w party completed a solid g.t. one qualifying race florence one full and stiff on telly secured ball position well
oliver jarvis and frank stickler finished third at the same time g.t. three championship leaders maximillian burke and dominic bowman won the battle with the treacherous conditions to take the first race when that first time we were assisted you on guys. yeah i had a lot of fun it was not easy to. contact with them just to do my race my target was to get a good gap to have good of the attitude is very guys but overall it was a great race meanwhile nova drive a pair more tim and saves a company claim they made in g t three victory in an incident packed race two while the better than g.t. one was in full flow but it wasn't without its glitches as the safety car had to be deployed twice due to standing water on the track however it was the hexis racing
mclaren team who recorded a hard fought one to finish off i know we had an amazing. if it doesn't result for us and again. there's a bit of a does a grid of here in russia the mclaren drivers secured victory by over twenty five seconds which puts them back in contention in the driver's championship second was the sister car of alviro parenting and gregoire jim was steered well stapler in jarvis took third bringing to an end a very challenging debut in russia nicolo chose a moscow region. it's how the sport looks at this hour whether it's next year in twenty four hour r.t. . i had a family i lived in it fairly nice community was it which was an upscale it was just like you know archie bunker's society ok then they started showing up what
happened was my company decided i could get cheap labor and they got rid of us. these are. the rules of the eaglets line legally we have to get up every morning we have to go to work and you know we have to pay our bills and we have to do it and i'm going to that's just the american dream and if you want the american dream you have to go by the last i figure it's here's one of the major trails in the united states and. i watch and they run run down my property and something about this noise. was a little mean that cockroaches from coming over the wire is protecting the country i'm the kind of guy who doesn't mind goodness pay and sturdy so i come out here you know we're all immigrants as well that we all do some somewhere else.