tv [untitled] October 2, 2012 2:00pm-2:30pm EDT
tonight syria blames rebel friendly countries for backing terror and sidelining peace at the u.n. while some point to warning signs that israel might get a far more hostile neighbor if the opposition topples president to stand. on the other uprising continues but without any western attention this time a young man dies in a bahraini prison after claims he was denied medical help and having spent several months locked up for taking part in anti regime protests. georgia's president saakashvili it makes defeat for his party in parliamentary elections despite reports of massive electoral fraud and ballot stuffing in its favor.
hello this is r.t. love from moscow at ten pm tuesday evening welcome if you're just joining us my name's kevin and first tonight syria's accuse the u.s. france and their allies in the arab world of sabotaging peace efforts by supporting rebels with arms money and mercenaries the country's foreign minister delivered a fiery speech on the final day of the un general assembly meanwhile claims are emerging that some of the western backed rebels who also have the support of israel might try to target jews if they manage to topple president just said journalist capital kabul ready uncovered some of the evidence supporting those claims. the irony of supporting the rebels who may eventually become great enemies of the west is something that's lost in the interval on the very eager interventionists who are pushing the west to intervene in syria to arm the opposition and i interviewed a group of rebels in damascus who were holed up in various parts of the americas
embarrassed about. some of them a few of them who traveled from afghanistan said that they had a big fight against the jews ahead of them and this is a million to me because i've met people elsewhere particularly in pakistan who say that they have a fight with the jews ahead of them so they see that as the ultimate. one of the things that was particularly disturbing to me is how close is being as a possible replacement for us are not a lot of people know that in our classes father mustapha class is a first rate he's written a book called the mutts of design which talks about the blood libel he was smuggled out class was smuggled out of the country by french spies he is he keeps making trips to saudi arabia but not a lot of people know the history behind him in our class and people should be wary of. our clothes being groomed as
a possible replacement. big time damascus is the lion's share of those fighting under the banner of syrian rebels are followed most of the reasons some reports put in with numbered over ninety percent they were based political analyst roula told us such claims are backed by the videos opposition fighters post online. all the you tube. videos taken by by the rebels themselves which were posted on. opposition pages on facebook and elsewhere you could tell from the accent of those rebels. you know lately has a different accent from different countries in the arab world i mean the libyans and yemenis and. you know like different nationalities much less you can hear syrian actually during those videos where you see. regime slaughtered by by those terrorists this out and the qataris they are
playing russian roulette if i may say they would like to seize control of the and in their own minds the minds they want to create. throughout the region it's not good for some and they don't want to implement freedoms and democracy because if they wanted to do so they should have started in their own countries especially in saudi arabia. as western eyes are firmly fixed on the syrian conflict the slow burning revolt in bahrain is claiming more lives the young man died in prison there after having spent several months for taking part in anti regime protests something he denied his lawyer claims the twenty two year old has refused adequate health treatment meanwhile five medics have been jailed in the gulf kingdom for their role in pro-democracy demonstrations and charges have been condemned as politically motivated by rights groups is just a day after the five doctors along with four others lost their appeal against jail terms of the country's highest court the medics were part of a group which treated protesters injured during the state crackdown and to great in
demonstrations last year support according to valleys of former lecturer at the university of bahrain he says the un restaurants no attention from western governments because they've got their own interests at heart and the gulf country. prisoner of war obama's not going to sleep any feeling against by really. until the election is over the presidential election has taken priority and the election here in the united states is on the members so the mammas not going to believe anything about the brutality of the bahraini regime and to out of the elections the u.s. has its naval business really based in my reading in the u.s. no. they don't want to absolutely believe and they're brazen right. for our fifth fleet. now they're cleavers are getting away with murder they're getting away with torture they're getting away with criminal activity and they're buying seats on the union human rights advisory council to try to make their older years
regime appear to be acceptable to the international community but of course they are now and they are committing murder. george is entering a new political era with president missing defeat thiis ruling party in parliamentary elections the opposition bloc georgian dreams leading in the polls which most of the with most of the ballots counted now. it will let now form a new government effectively ending the current regimes decade long monopoly on power not his lecture is your screen following the events in tbilisi for most of the twenty four i was just now live alexy evening so the results this stage no highly likely to change are they what's next the without in mind for georgie with the ruling and opposition parties now having the looks of it swapped places. it is a definitely very sharp turnaround for georgia because the people who were in opposition to the current power just yesterday are basically days away from becoming the ruling party in this country and nobody expected this to happen just
six months ago and largely this happened because of the scandal in september when the future of prison torture and sexual abuse in georgian prisons was released and this according to some experts changed the situation dramatically the writing of the current political party of the of the presidential party dropped by nearly twenty percent so definitely the situation is unfolding very interesting nobody expected such results as you can probably hear people are still celebrating a cars are speeding by honking very loudly with people with flags of the party on the georgia or the of the georgian flag all around the central billy sea but after all this partying is done certainly there's a lot of work ahead of very hard work ahead for the opposition and it's interesting now to see where it will go even if it's really the head of the georgia dream party and possibly georgia's future prime minister he's a very new man to politics he is a billionaire with his fortune making up almost half of george's national budget but he's already spoken some of his directions of his future policies or at
a press conference saying that one of his priorities in the foreign policy will be restoring relations with moscow because definitely ties between russia and georgia were very strained in the decade which has been a power and this according to finish really is one of his priorities on the domestic level certainly we are waiting waiting to see what a few steps will take but definitely the international factor is more interesting here and probably than. next couple of months maybe a year will be very interesting and very turbulent for ga this takeoff of. really the election results obviously came as a blow to his party and personally to him he hadn't expected this it already. was definitely wants and his party were contemplating changes to the constitution which will grant more powers to the prime minister next year when saakashvili steps down certainly the he probably did not expect that things would go out this way and many experts have already described it that saakashvili has been digging his own hole certainly this lost in the election is not only painful because you know he lost it
and he was also always very determined to be victorious in this election but it could have very serious implications for him first of all the many experts are now saying that the new parliamentary majority might might investigate the prison torture incident which was published in september and all links will most probably . be interesting so she could have serious legal complications possibly a lawsuit or maybe even prison for this scandal which happened in georgia but definitely what we know already from eventually and she said that if you choose to press conference that she will ask saakashvili to resign peacefully if not they will launch some procedures within the parliament to impeach the current president so it is very unlikely according to what eventually he says and according to what many experts are now saying that saakashvili will remain georgia's president coming over next year when he is due to step down officially interesting election very
interesting developments in georgia certainly we'll be watching closely how things are unfolding in this country over the past several months yeah by the sounds of it is keep you busy there will be a watching with interest election thanks to bring you some today there from the georgian capital pre-shared. where the leader of the opposition coalition billionaire but even if you believe he has already called on president saakashvili to resign as we've been hearing there from alexei but professor marc oldman who's a co-author of a book composed called with his children history thinks that despite admitting defeat sarkozy but he's not likely to give up power that easily. it could be a dramatic change or it could be the herald of a period of infighting surely may well try to shape the situation to both bring a supporter to part two if you like protect him in the future but also to try to split the georgian dream coalition remember it's a rather disparate group of people who have been primarily united by the whole stability to saakashvili even if you like their fear of saakashvili today such as his admission of defeat in a sense perhaps shows that he's
a wounded animal but there will be still a fear that he will use the prerogatives of the president to try to split the opposition or to try to create perhaps a crisis that will restore his position. well here is a wider stair if you drive pushing more people out of wood we've got expert opinion the record high unemployment levels could take the troubled monetary union next also. president vladimir putin criticizes the use good energy package saying it could lead to a financial collapse and gas transportation all that and more after. the sun rises over what seems like analyst forest here in new directions cry for hundred kilometers north of life while stopped as much of the world it's disappearing at a counter struck with great. markers both illegal and those finding
ways to outsmart the system for filing down the forests of the region for them profit goes well beyond the future of our planet and the result could be an ecological crisis we are on the hunt for illegal loggers and it's not going to be easy the forests. in our chances are slim now for now we can stay in our dreams but as soon as we find solid tracks we'll have to drop our wheels and get out silently in order not to scare the loggers off the xander someone in ca has been a ranger for over twenty five years he can spend weeks at a time tracking a single group of loggers easier to work when snow falls in autumn it's impossible to find human tracks and even transport tracks are hard to see after hours of driving we get sent in the right direction by word of mouth you can see that the ground is soft here which means that the twelve tractor trails are very fresh which
in fact means that we need to be quiet in order to not scare them off as we get closer. this team says they're legal but have no documents now xander can now call the police to take over. the work here is done he is overwhelmingly outnumbered there are too few rangers working in the promote the region and the w w f says the government isn't doing enough to stop it. because no one tries to stop them in just five years the force will be gone what will the people who live after us do it's a question more and more people are aware of today climate change in the safety of our environment as a whole are being discussed around the world and perhaps it's those small steps that might be a start to people living in harmony with nature you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realized everything you thought you knew. i'm tom harkin welcome to the big picture.
this is our thanks as chiefs admitted the withdrawal from afghanistan could be accelerated because of the taliban's strategy of inside. attacks now it comes as the number of u.s. soldiers killed during the invasion an eleven year old here patient reach the two thousand mark according to the nato secretary general the so-called green on blue attacks on western soldiers have undermined troop morale they've also affected nato afghan relations as the alliance prepares to hand security responsibilities to local forces middle east academic at montgomery is an expert on the whole subject of the american university in washington spoke to me believes nato has brought students in a police cell. well first of all there are there is the issue of the difficulty of trying to impose order and or a certain kind of order by foreign powers on afghanistan but other parts of it has to do also with the policies which have been pursued by nato in afghanistan these
policies have not really transformed they question on the ground they have not greatly improved the lives of bad people and they have not contributed to building up afghan infrastructure as some had promised more importantly i think what we are seeing is that there is plans from population which to a certain extent is reflected by the counter attacks from taliban and its allies there is a great deal of resentment against that tax by drones which have led to the deaths of many many innocent civilians and afghanistan even the afghan president himself. has called on nato to curb these efforts and stop them because they are ending up killing a lot of innocents and creating a great deal of anger and passion isn't power. discontent for the conflicts also
brewing in the u.k. this hour we hear from a british m.p. who was suspended from the house of commons for his fiery antiwar speech. this war is being prolonged by those that have ended canada that brought their troops home two years ago so the netherlands fringe new zealanders are coming out early absolutely no reason why you shouldn't bring our troops home now the only reason is that we tied in with the politics of the united states we don't independent state we have to remind ourselves of that we can take own decisions and what we're going to see in the future is deepening trouble they'll be more slaughter because of this whole of this fictitious fictitious aims of the war we've seen to collapse.
europe risk solving a lost generation the warning from brussels as unemployment in the euro zone hits the highest level so far in the history of the monetary union and that says anger of restorative policy sweeps the e.u. with the latest show fury taking place in athens is a research fellow at the european university institute he says the belt tightening strategies only make it a bad situation worse well it's either that the state of the economy is absolutely dire and it actually tells us that what these leaders are trying to do through all these meetings in the summit is actually aggravating the situation very measures that are being imposed the radical structural reforms each of these things is actually aggravating the situation by undermining growth bander mining investor confidence and by only using the humanitarian tragedy i mean there is an enormous public outrage right now in spain as there is in greece as there is in portugal and if these people were allowed to decide on their own future they would not through the power of the us forcing them along right now so what you're seeing is a repetition of what we've seen for the past twenty or thirty years what's happened in the developing world is that international lenders through international is the
. actually cancel the sovereignty of nation states in order to ensure full repayment of the debt and this is being repeated right now in spain as being very well the lessons that were learned in the past they get from three other countries that took a radically different approach argentina ecuador and i sent each of which in the past ten or eleven years repudiated part part of their external debt and thereby freed up a lot of public funds to spend on social security and reviving the economy and actually bailing out homeowners for example as opposed to bailing out the banks that that made such speculative bets in the mortgage industry so i think that there are plenty of options available but the most important thing is to prioritize the interests of the domestic population at large against the interests of foreign lenders. elsewhere around the world and at least twenty six students have been killed in north korea the government opened fire in a halls of residence the attacks covered day after an operation against an islamist militant group in the town the organizations behind attacks on christians and
churches and is reportedly responsible for over six hundred deaths this year. six crew members have been arrested after a pleasure boat and a ferry collided off the coast of hong kong is killed thirty eight a pleasure boat was carrying more than one hundred passengers to watch fireworks in the city's harbor the ferry was mostly undamaged but the boat sank with people still trapped inside. protests and strikes of russian is here as hundreds hit the streets to blame the government for failing to fix the faltering economy the birthplace of the arab spring has had renewed rallies against a teary to living conditions and perceived government neglect protests have spread across the country as several regions saw demonstrations in support of a number of activists who've been arrested. more than two years in jail and the trial has yet to happen the lawyer for the u.s. soldier bradley manning has again demanded that the charges against him be dropped manning's accused of treason after allegedly transferring top secret files to wiki leaks but the world supports movements gaining momentum christine for its got the
details on mars. his name. has evolved into a movement a movement with a mission to truth as the points. maybe are neutral maybe an idealist state. or a strange world fighting for those who attended the event hope to eventually see accused wiki leaks or bradley manning freed from prison he's already spent eight hundred sixty two days there much of it in solitary confinement and still has not gone to trial we are here because the truth is on trial bradley is not a traitor. he's not a spot but a truth teller and it was a former national security agency executive thomas drake is a whistleblower as well like manning charged by the government under the espionage act he revealed information to a reporter with the baltimore sun that the n.s.a.
was spying on u.s. citizens he was later found innocent freedom is extraordinarily precious he was a featured speaker along with the government accountability project director jesselyn radack manning friend and co-founder of the bradley manning support network david house do the author and stop before us and journalist chris hedges and others. her. no matter what anyone feels about probably many everyone in america would be sports whistleblower is of course transparency probably many news and example of a young soldier was alleged to have blown the whistle so there are kids everywhere she had a good opinion of the young man and the point of the events to raise awareness in court but also to raise money donations and book sales someone even donated a bottle of wine in california white homes through everything raised here will go to the bradley manning defense fund ever since nine eleven i've been concerned that our civil liberties are in jeopardy and it's pretty obvious that. this is where i
came from massachusetts to. here in support of several georgetown law students and professors attended the event many knew very little about manning beforehand i learned a lot more than take more knowledge and i came here where it's very important for me to be here to see a lot of fame with a whistle blowers. but this question here i discussion about a young man his future and the future of a country's laws and legacy. in washington christine frees our our team. we have news of the website bradley manning allegedly leaked those files over to our t. dot com police. rather raid the offices of the company which is the web host of wiki leaks and pirate seizing services on the way to go to prison on. russia's prime minister dmitry medvedev result of a famous new friend on facebook find out what the site's founder mark zuckerberg
was doing in moscow as he met the tech savvy pierre. watching r.t. right after a short break dmitri has the latest in the world of business for us. the legacy no one should be proud. of scrap metal littering pristine arctic landscape building stilton over their foundation pipes spewing black smoke over the snow covered peaks the traces of the soviet industrial activity on the burgen archipelago don't make a pretty picture the guiding principle here is the worse the better locals like to tell the story that back in soviet times when norwegians were visiting barons were
they also on the rise. and how prosperous the settlement was well times have obviously a challenge where they saw it lags they still attracting a region tourists are barons were. much needed cash that's why when. our goal is common as was uncovered here a few days ago instead of throwing it away the local administration decided to paint the bin you and put it at variance work central square that in the nine hundred eighty s. there was a burgeoning mining community the soviet union was determined to maintain its own costs. are located halfway between north america and western europe bergen archipelago is part of norway with a special status that allows other countries to set up industrial bases here in the middle of the cold war it served as the use of western most outposts now it's one
of the last preserved relics. of the soviet union if it was cut off from any financial support for two decades. i think it could be even more appealing for russia. to keep its presence on spitsbergen russia film until coal mine here but in terms of profit is far behind local souvenir shops so between. bill it is a big hit the defunct are incurred and still helps keep the money flowing guys it's the russians in your words you can't buy the gravels there on the snow off the ground you are the local administration is increasingly under pressure to bring the infrastructure up to more than standards if these modernization efforts are not very popular with tourists if you come into a very authentic place like bond it should stay the way it is that would be my wish
i mean that's the part of the let you know authentic tradition here. i should not i would not like to have it in a shiny condition to be on as the time to change even for the better is not always good for business something that even a local band has become attuned to when they try to add morning russian songs to die repertoire the audience called older wanted to hear it was a song comfortably familiar. and welcome to the business updates on our. dividend co and to present putin has
been criticizing the energy rules remind us of us according to the third energy package and the gas industry transportation production and sales businesses should be separated well president putin says that separating transport taishan would kill that business. but you know if the gears transportation business is separated it will done it exists only through subsidies from production and sales as a business transport is not that attractive usually when a third energy package separates it which is dangerous for them and on the a russian markets given that gas problems right now are facing in the anti trust probe from the e.u. its shares were down around one percent despite the support from the president and they were worse than the market which went down around a third of a percent by the end of the session the united states is still trading dow jones the nasdaq there are down after spain's prime minister has said that basically
a bailout for the country is not imminent which has been depressing the markets actually ever since that announcement came out but that was after the european markets had already closed and there was a lot of positive sentiment throughout the whole day in europe but that turned to to a technical loss at the close with the dax declining point three percent driven by banks mostly and on the currencies market these hopes of a bailout have been strengthening the euro although it has come down a bit in value now up around fifty five against the greenback view of the russian ruble a loss to the value against both parents even though we saw some strengthening in the previous session so it's pretty much where it was at the beginning of the week now russia's furred largest oil producer t.m. k b p its face could change completely own the next month now it's fifty percent owned by b.p. and b.p. wants to come out.