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party over there to europe with their fellows or reserve there's a lot of pictures of the role that used to be took about two decades since a saddam hussein's regime collapse in iraq we speak to the you will soldier who carried out the symbolic public property take the statue. of peace still feels remarried with escalating sectarian violence and fighting for resources report from pope who want to be rights most dangerous places where people live in constant fear of attacks. publisher publishes over a million u.s. diplomatic cables from the kissinger era in our whistleblowers a jillion us on the latest project to open up global geopolitics.
it's two pm here in moscow you live with us on our team with me to bomb with their let's take a look at the international news this hour iraq is marking ten years or since the overthrow of saddam hussein when baghdad fell to the u.s. led invasion a decade on and the country remains unstable more than two hundred civilians have been killed and over eight hundred wounded in the past month alone a situation that many attribute it to america's presence in the country after a massive loss of lives and no weapons of mass destruction found was it all worth it archie's marine aboard my i spoke to one man who had very different hopes on the day iraq's leader was toppled. exactly ten years ago a u.s. marine from new york city made international headlines for his actions in baghdad edward chen tied a large noose around a massive statue of saddam hussein wrapped the face of that statue of an american flag before that monument was eventually toppled right now i am joined by mr chen
for a one on one conversation on thank you for speaking with parties and i know you're welcome ten years have passed since that that that moment where you essentially became a symbol for the u.s. occupation and invasion in iraq you were twenty three at the time when you climb that statue what you know about the iraq war now that you do know that all are me when i know those ten years longer than we expected. to still struggling to rebuild their country to have a stable government why not statue of saddam hussein and wrap the face of the statue in an american flag looking back on your actions do you think it was the pro-create thing to do us as a foreigner coming in invading a country climbing the statue of a man who was the leader of that country and wrapping the face an american flag. maybe you know iraqi civil war suit as
a symbol on. you know what you know my reasons are the reason why we didn't know it was for us really would have been in iraq for. over a month. far got to bury the whole thing that will be going to rule them all they go home from thousands of points of us who have seen america fly for so long the reason we do just to show any kind of sense of want to push on a country is just. what you know about us foreign policy now that you didn't know that you know not to be told she told people about this because times are hard or something. the tallest man has just come out so the proposal we're going to war. through you know all real control over that region must not just going to come out and and how many people are going to sign up to risk their lives back when it was actually we're most sorry and we do what we're told and. we hold you know this you
know this right says our maintenance we're going last word there you know we're going to follow of honor but he thinks the war was for him i personally think it was for. us too you know hunting a foothold there too much he was a region you know i don't believe. you tell me that evil is for you to love isn't that mass destruction so long as lives lost is does not work that robs and all hell today there was still no weapons to be found you don't know be worth it was through . free a country of a dictator yes but that just i was on reason there's a lot of dictators in the rules that used to be taken out to hope that i would was killed the reason i look for the right reason is because i how can i not know where . the richest. countries is now worth justified. thank you very much for your time. iraq war veteran emily yates had told r.t.
that washington's main reasons for going into the conflict are with financial. my job i was actually i was a public affairs specialist in the military that's their name for a journalist my role was to basically make the war sound really wonderful to those of us who were fighting it to keep morale of course i knew that saddam didn't have weapons of mass destruction because i had been involving the news coming out of that and following the reports and i knew it wasn't you know really about liberation as soon as i saw the huge mess that we made of the infrastructure in iraq and the fact that still to this day corporations that received these jane or miss contracts to rebuild iraq's infrastructure still haven't done that and they don't even know where the money has gone i believe. the war affectively was for oil because big oil efficiently american oil. has really ever really been the main
picture. the stability promised by nato forces that is a nowhere to be seen in places like koku attacks and bombings have increased in the oil rich city a cent to all the ethnic and political tension over resources in the disputed area many wrong keys as they they still feel unsafe in a country freed from saddam dictatorship as you see catherine often reports. the iraq war is supposed to be over but these pictures tell a different story chaos and confusion the aftermath of yet another deadly blast here into a kook. this oil rich city has been described as a long line a symbol of the country's most intractable escalating violence the conflict among ethnic and religious groups and the fight over iraq's resources. getting there was
our first challenge a group of kurdish soldiers had agreed to take a sin baghdad and the kurds lay claim to care coop and are sparring over control aside from the danger those entering from the kurdish side need special permission to get past the iraqi checkpoints when have it. roadblocks and concrete barriers define the new iraq checkpoints like this one are a dominant feature of life and they are everywhere aside from the household they're also frequent target of attacks for us and is a blatant visual reminder of a country still very much at your. inside your coop we drive quickly to avoid danger we're told to look out for black b.m.w. apparently they've become a favorite for iraq's insurgents who didn't pick the best day to come to roadside bombs exploded here earlier that morning around the same time that baghdad was rocked by a series of deadly blasts but kirkuk has been a flashpoint for years now and in the city center it's clear that life doesn't stop just because of the threats we were expecting empty streets but people continued to
go about the business as normal vendors seemed busy families did their shopping beneath the surface there are scars today could continues to be an incredibly dangerous place for thinking about it after the city without the help of a military escort residents here say that attacks have happened at any time in any place in fact it's not really safe to stay here for too long so let's get inside. we need car want to his family there kurds who say they're happy that saddam is gone but their fear of political repression has been replaced by fear of the unknown. you know. we don't know who the enemy is or when the next bomb will go off but it's a daily for years we've gotten used to it you know i do small things to feel safer like driving with all the car windows down that way if there's a blast at least the glass was heard. such precautions didn't help sixty year old mahmoud who says that a decade of war has ruined iraq he happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong
time a bomb blast went off injuring his leg for him daily life has become a painful struggle she said by the end of the movie my boss what benefit did the work bring democracy making all the explosions shooting us and kill. people should feel free to go out and come back safely where is that a job or i can leave but there's no guarantee i'll come back that are but sergeant you. know it's not about the sectarian differences unfortunately it's book the black gold oil and behind this oil is the hidden interests of politicians pawns in the political game playing with their livelihoods and lives for conflicts not of their own making the iraqis we met didn't hate their neighbors or care about who controls the oil just like fall they simply want the peace of mind of knowing they can go out and return to their loved ones alive lucy captain of r.t. if you're cool thing about. there was attempted to rebuild iraq following the two
thousand and three invasion a spending billions of dollars on various reconstruction projects medical worker doctor. says that while america has invested heavily into iraq it's an intentional use of dangerous weapons has left severe lost in effect across the country. it's clear that though the u.s. spoke of their help provided to iraq after the invasion notably reconstruction education and investments their so-called help resulted in the use of weapons banned by article fifty three of the geneva convention it prohibits any kind of weapon which if used where there is war can affect the areas environment climate and water resources things that occurred in one nine hundred ninety one and then in two thousand and three are true catastrophe all types of munitions were used including dispenser weapons past present munitions depleted uranium and chemical
weapons all these types of weapons were used intentionally and on a mass scale in iraq this testing out of weapons had disastrous effects in terms of environmental contamination not to be compared even with hiroshima. this is by no means an exaggeration this is not my opinion you can look up human rights watch and world health organization reports on the internet radiological monitoring held on the international level points of radioactive contamination of southern central and even northern areas of iraq and despite repeated calls and all the reports published by iraqi scientists the us turned a blind eye on the issue. while we can make says rolling out the more revelations when we come back a few million diplomatic cables published by judy in a sunday which often a glimpse into america's foreign policy all the years pots.
free. free. video for your media. free media oh don carty dot com. thanks for saying with us you're watching our t.v. being and songs in they could dorian embassy for over nine months as a subject and as long as whistle blowing mission is unveiled what's called a project k. on the weekend exe website containing over one point seven million u.s. diplomatic cables from the one nine hundred seventy s. examines what's in the documents which us launch calls the most a significant a geo political publication ever. they've released a massive new database of u.s. diplomatic cables that date back to the one nine hundred seventy s. so this was a time when henry kissinger was u.s.
secretary of secretary of state and a lot of the cables are either two or from him now judy and a son says that although the documents are all kinds of material what wiki leaks have done is they've made it very user friendly so it's a big database you can actually go in and you can search through these cables we can weeks of even made an interactive map that sites how many times each country is mentioned in these cables practically every single country in the world is in there now according to julian the sun and the u.s. administration can't be trusted with controlling its own history so he's had to come along and do this controls the president controls and he controls the past controls the future and that is because of the vital role that history plays in deciding our interpretation of what is happening in the world the period of the one nine hundred seventy s. in diplomacy is referred to as the big bang this is when the international
order came to be the most incriminating cables are likely to be the ones that reveal the relationships that the u.s. administration had with some very dictatorial regimes back in the one nine hundred seventy s. we've got franco's spain pinochet's chile the general ruled greece they're all known to have committed appalling crimes with the support of the american administration and perhaps the most illustrative quotation within this huge release of cables comes from henry kissinger himself now he's quoted as saying the illegal we do immediately the unconstitutional takes a little longer in a conversation with a turkish from a separate official now so many critics that's one line that will. speak volumes about us foreign policy and we've already seen reports actually that site wiki leaks saying that the vatican may have collaborated with the us in supporting the
pinochet coup in chile which we all know saw a very bloody regime come to power there's already a scandal in india over the release of the new cables as the late prime minister rajiv gandhi may have been a middleman for a swedish company trying to sell weapons to india there are also unconfirmed reports that cables are going to reveal that undersea i.a.e.a. orders the swedish secret police was spying on its left leaning citizens these reports are yet to be confirmed and there is another very big scandal where there are unconfirmed reports that unreleased cables are going to reveal that called built the current foreign minister for sweden was in fact an informer for the cia from the nineteen seventies for many people the way in which they revealed the giufà let's see of us foreign policy will be very illustrative of the way that u.s.
foreign policy may be functioning today so on the outside we've got a lot of talk about human rights and democracy but behind closed doors and in these private cables it looks to be like a much more complicated and often darker situation. readers of foreign minister is denying reports linking him to the cia saying that they're part of a smear campaign which will quickly for a part said it was a declassified the data gathered in project should be virtually inaccessible hidden between secrecy and complexity as julian assange described it. is now easily available all the secrets are just a click away at the public library of u.s. diplomacy let's take a look at it right now let's just say you want to search for something say chile for instance we can put a keyword bit chilly now there you go thousands of documents relating to washington's role in chilean politics say the mid one nine hundred seventy s.
war come up you can then roofline you search for the most secretive documents choose the heading restriction not is which actually means no no distributional that brings up issues like arms sales military assistance and training now you can also sort stuff on line by date and time and subject though even at the state department involvement so plenty to get stuck in while you're there and meanwhile we can expose many christine profits and told to kevin irwin how the you was a should be thankful for the great job they've done. because this is dedicated to bringing historical records to the public attention when there is an attempt to keep them hidden although these documents have been declassified excused really difficult to approach them and assess them in their current format only in the national archives so what we did was to gather together with help and publish them
in a searchable database a very robust database and merge them with the two hundred fifty thousand u.s. diplomatic cables that we publish under the cable gates and extremely important to have results in a public domain chris what kind of response from expect from washington as you said these are not strictly speaking classified anymore but you kind of collated them all together to make them easier to get hold of is washington talk i'm certain of our neighbors well i haven't heard of any response from the authorities here in washington of course they should be very pleased that we're doing the job that they should be doing themselves so maybe we should apply for some funds and continue to work for the u.s. government and they should actually focus on one attention of supporting over a concert of continuing of this unprecedented. attempt to prosecute julian assads and all the members of that we can use team critics say we can leagues is going solve there with is a kissing day cables on which day big decades and happening declassified by the
government and argue they're not much of a leak but as london based r.t. contributor afshin rattansi explains that the publication could have a major impact. these are incredibly relevant cables they weren't able to be searched and the mainstream media doesn't like what wiki leaks is doing which is dedicated as far as. anyone interested in journalism i think would say is the powerless against the powerful one doesn't have to doubt why the united states doesn't want these cables searchable because they detail very clearly a horrific time in u.s. foreign policy these are stories that reverberate even today and what we have to do is look at egypt for instance because the ramadan war that is seventy three kissinger's role in trying to spark that off to try and destroy arab unity and we're living with those consequences today project k. is hardly going to cause is it a reaction like the outcry that sparked the collateral murder video showing the
u.s. helicopter attacking civilians there in iraq i would actually just correctly there we can't tell whether it'll have the same impact as the so-called collateral murder video because there will be research as out there who knows unemployed journalists out there will be able to find out stories and correlate the facts that come out in these cable releases with other facts to reveal other elements of u.s. foreign policy that has to do we didn't know. and you can keep up with all the revelations from we let our dog call monday we explain why he considers a project k. the most significant jew political publication that has ever existed and you can also join not all lying discussion.
more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. showing operation to rule the day. free. free. free. free. free. video for your media project free medio gondar t.v. dot com. so watching our day let's take a look at some of the world's a main news now north korea is warning foreign
a string evacuated from neighboring south korea in case a war breaks out the latest escalation of threats from a country japan meanwhile has deployed missile interceptors around tokyo as a precaution against possible north korean ballistic missile test the u.s. early up its military presence in the region causing. up its own rhetoric and was the building into one of the worst crisis in the area since the korean war in one nine hundred fifty three. a sixty year old man has gone on a deadly shooting rampage in their village just south of the serbian capital all of his thirteen victims were neighbors and relatives and all one was a young child to the suspect with an attempted to shoot himself and his wife they are now both in hospital belgrade are police say the man had no prior criminal record and that the motive for the killings is unclear. syria has rejected the u.n. secretary general that chemical weapons protein which is awaiting deployment in
five proof was initially invited by syria to investigate the march nineteenth attack in the aleppo but when communes reported suggestion of a supplementary nationwide program brought the mission to a stock halt syria's foreign ministry says it's too similar to the un backed iraq in nuclear weapons accusations which concluded with the notorious american led invasion. u.s. officials have begun notifying the lawyers of the hunger strike you prisoners in guantanamo bay as to whether their clients are being force fed inmates up in the tory's detention camp or have been refusing food for over two months putting their lives at risk in a defined protest officials say forty two inmates are now involved but their lawyers insist that the real figure is more than three times higher than the hunger strike began after detainees korans and personal items were allegedly mishandled.
fascisms a dark role in world history is doing little to hold back a new generation of black assures in italy the government to try to hound odd radical elements but the far right are still managing to draw support from economically embattled italians nationwide as a real girl in school explains. this is the house of italy's modern day thought it's an imposing building in rome it stood empty until ten years ago members of the ca's a pound movement barged through the doors put up their flag and became squatters after a decade of fruitless attempts neither the police nor the country's judicial system have managed to push the fascist movement out if anything members of cars abound say they're growing ever stronger. when fascism is mentioned and stirs memory and conjures images of a bleak past dissociation that comes to mind is mostly me world war two but one of the fascists initially refused to have any association with macabre pasts. she had
more and foremost fascism as a way to govern the economy and the country so we cannot be responsible for what was happening some seventeen years ago and i can't judge events of the past since i wasn't alive back then so i can't be judged for things but on that it happened that far back. recent research by the open society foundation looked more closely at members of cars abound their results showed that unlike similar going to zation zones where in europe most supporters of the movement cite the economy corruption and unemployment as the main reasons for joining the party because i don't know moment i'll get another main idea italy's sovereignty we're against pan-european tendencies we're against a dictatorial europe because for example because we don't want the production of italian goods to move to other countries historians aren't surprised by such developments yet some believe the trend isn't as worrying or as widespread as some
would like to believe. as a historian i can say such movements gain popularity during a crisis but i want to say because the pound is incredibly popular their percentage during the elections was not even one percent but today's low numbers aren't discouraging the movements leaders. most italians secretly support their goals and share their ideals but they're simply too afraid to voice such views turn into submission there's been a growing interest in the last few years as a far right policy and we didn't get many votes during the election but it's we now have a chance to make t.v. appearances so people can find dance about our ideas and what we have to walk on. the far right resurgence of a country with a troubling fascist history it's now up to these political leaders to ask whether they are the ones pushing people towards extremist ideas not out of rebellion or ignorance but out of desperation in a. row. are working as a low paid and clean as shouldn't be