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the man being questioned over the best on martin bombings reportedly claims america's voice drove him to terror and denies any links supporting birds to. the sounds that the plummeting of european defense spending which leaves washington thinking out the majority of the time for nato and threatens a crisis of units. like u.s. officials at least the grinning hunger strike could go on tunnel a bay now in place of a pub the detainees that lawyers have insisted to gaze upon high at will and on.
russia and wrong the wall this is aussie with me. hello and welcome to the program . according to investigators the surviving suspect in the boston marathon bombings says it's america's wars in iraq and afghanistan that led him and his brother to carry out the worst u.s. base to tog since nine eleven after questioning nineteen year old john hartson knives police believe the bombers were our own initiative and no slinks to any foreign terrorist group all seasons to citric and i reports now from boston. as the nineteen year old boston bombing suspect joe hart's her naiads condition improves from serious to fair he's beginning to reveal information to investigators from what we're hearing on the ground according to official star ny it has said that the motive behind the two bombings that took place on monday april fifteenth were the wars you what the u.s. has been fighting in iraq and afghanistan according to officials are now it has also said that him and his brother were self radhika lies he allegedly says that
the two brothers were not involved and were not in contact with any foreign extremist groups and that they learned everything themselves by basically going online and learning how to build build the bombs through the internet he has also said that his older brother to milan started i have who was twenty six years old at the time of the bombings is according to joe hart the mastermind behind the attacks that they carried out now here in boston right now obviously as this investigation continues the barricades of the area that was cordoned off at the finishing line of the boston marathon are being removed we know that the eight year old victim of the bombings has been laid to rest here on tuesday and earlier boston hospitals also announced that the number of people injured has risen from over one hundred seventy five to two hundred and sixty people now as this information comes in in
terms of joe hart being able to share more of course we have to remind our viewers that he is that he has been charged with the use of weapons of mass destruction as well as militias destruction of property resulting in death and what this means is that your heart's her knife is now faced with a death penalty or any number of years behind bars including being imprisoned for life he's also faced with a fine of two hundred fifty thousand u.s. dollars and obviously he's being treated. is a federal criminal right now although there were talked earlier about the possibility of trying him in a military tribunal but the white house has revoked this option it's also important to mention that of course the f.b.i. now is being grilled about their knowledge of the older brother tamerlan star night of traveling to russia back in two thousand and twelve because of course according to our knowledge russian officials advised the united states to look into his
identity to see whether or not he could possibly be involved with any kind of extremist radical groups and the f.b.i. back then two years ago deemed him not dangerous and freedom of and of course has been receiving major criticism here in boston and throughout the united states with people saying that possibly maybe this attack could have been prevented we're continuing reporting from the ground as the story develops and especially if you're going to party boston massachusetts. fond of independent media outlet wide awake news says the american war on terror agrees violence instead of curbing it. radicalizing the world seems to be what we're really good at right now getting people angry at this nation certainly seems to be a valid argument that is going to be brought before civil pewters we've been waging a war on terror for over a decade now we've destabilized how many countries and we're killing how many nationals that have nothing to do with terrorism whatsoever and we're doing it for reasons that the american people been lied to overwrite weapons of mass destruction
and so on so can this lead to people becoming hostile towards the west how can it not affect the columbia law school's human rights institute six months ago came out the report showing a that obama has exponentially increased the number of drone strikes since he's been president but ninety eight percent of the casualties and drone strikes are civilian so it's fifty civilians killed for every one so-called high value targets being killed the notion we want peace with the rest of the world well that's all we're that's all talk when the cameras are on and those cameras are on the drones why people die and for the latest updates on the boston marathon bombings along with comprehensive analysis hotel web site dot com latest top military officer says european countries need to spend more on defense because there are three rising on american funding officials warned the u.s. led bloc is rapidly losing effectiveness and unity crisis head nato states forced to slash their spending our schools have already chopped forty five billion dollars
off their allies treasury they call it into germany's in time military budget the number of european troops and the u.s. led block has also plummeted from two point five million into thousand to one point eight six million and while the u.s. is also trimming its defense spending its share of the budget has still risen to seventy five percent in total so the benchmark of spending at least two percent of g.d.p. on defense is now only being achieved by three nato members and. the reports now from brussels the rift between alliance members is growing. the nato secretary general anders fogh rasmussen had actually come out and warned its partners against the danger of defense spending cuts as we've already seen especially from its european partners this opinion was also echoed by go way u.s. defense secretary leon panetta he said that if this trend does continue that the alliance could be in danger of moving into what he called
a collective military irrelevance so there's the question of whether it will actually still be relevant given the decrease in its capabilities and opinion also . echoed by the former u.s. defense secretary robert gates the problem that nato is facing when it comes to budget is no small matter if we just look back to more than a decade ago it. had a goal of having sixty thousand troops for instance available for battle in the so-called in so-called core however today we see that these battle groups range from about fifteen hundred to twenty five hundred clearly a huge difference from the initial intention of the number of troops that they had planned to have the cuts that we're seeing it. clearly is because of the europe the euro zone crisis the priorities have clearly shifted and there's not much enthusiasm to increase spending in the military alliance some sort of equal burden sharing the united states share has increased from fifty percent to
seventy five percent and there are signals coming from the u.s. that they are not keen on continuing that kind of partnership with this sort of inequality and also looking at the u.s. his own budget costs as well as its shift in priority especially after we've heard that pivot to asia so they have their own concerns with their questioning the kind of reliance the kind of partnership that they have especially with european countries moving forward they're also facing some lack of enthusiasm from the european members of just germany for instance was very eager to contribute to any military operations. again for rasmussen the nato secretary general had come out saying that the capability of nato will be impacted and there is a question of critics on the actual relevance of the alliance seeing it that there's not much enthusiasm from its members to contribute or to to give more in tune into the alliance moving forward and also
a contributor to says the multibillion dollar wools nato has waged in the past they've seen gays have left a legacy of death and destruction that fuels instability around the globe journalists from all over the world seem to be covering the straight lines of nato is this complex system of fine military generals and military armor when of course every time a deal goes into a country it ends up in either disaster or blowback disaster as it has been in libya which is given power to however many militias and of course when we have to look at afghanistan to see what it's done there not many people actually covering the aftermath of the war in yugoslavia to see where the costs of always better off now than it was before the just awful still it is started so perhaps the worst fears would be that the nature of drone attacks on that killed so many children in the outback border regions and so forth will result in profound blowback and even
as we might be seeing of course we have to speculate the kind of homegrown terrorism we saw seven seven here different groups within nato countries to identify themselves with the dispossessed those murdered maimed or bereaved by nature's armies over the past ten to fifteen years. he's got out to check on now takes a closer look at the looming crisis nato faces as it prepares to was to offer not gonna stand the last will to unite its members. the organization was created to counter the soviet union with soviet union long gone it has to keep busy over the years nato has gone from being a defense organization to becoming an offensive force with a missions that go far beyond north america and europe they refer to those ambitions as out of area operations which have included of ghana's stand in libya now part of nato the very powerful part which includes the u.s. the u.k.
and france pretty much see those out of area operations as the future of the organization but the zip has to go global doesn't sync well with all twenty eight members of the alliance who know they will have to foot the bill the lack of consensus showed when germany by far europe's strongest nation refused to provide resources for nato bombings two years ago back then nato has gone beyond its un mandate which was to protect civilians it has effectively created a power vacuum in which all kinds of extremists have flourished since then not to mention the destruction of the country's infrastructure but it was not just the un mandate with nato has gone beyond its own charter the core principle of the organisation which is to stick to protecting its members the long war in afghanistan has made europe question the alliance's mission there time and time again even now as nato forces prepared to withdraw many feared that what they are leaving behind is a security vacuum which promises it of aid that may never be fulfilled as the us is
pivoting to asia there's talk among nato members about a wide of partnership like to get japan and australia more involved both have already made significant contributions to nato and not just those countries so with the organization growing there is another concern that nato may eventually be tempted to present itself as the whole of the international community when it's not and it may set grounds for lateral actions in the future ignoring the broader international community the president is there and nato bombings of yugoslavia in the one nine hundred ninety s. some believe the campaign contributed to the mindset that led to the war in iraq the kind of mindset that the international community the you when can be bypassed at the will of one or two a powerful countries in washington i'm going to check on. coming up later this hour an l.c. opposition activist a bank in court the trial of a tough on seeker option blogger resumes but i like saying that finally he says
he's only on trial for embezzlement pranks to a political state child and also later. still robots are fully autonomous weapons are future systems that will operate without human control and human rights will to rise against the machines i propose to kill out the robots get all the details on this story in just a couple of then. we are facing a lot of problem. because no one thought to drink no good school. moldovan no permits when you feel sorry for. other local what's national but there's a law in the local needs you want a community l.n.g. motion will be used just shelly's. you get done for
that have now joined the protest which is well into its third month sixteen detainees are being force fed to prevent death from starvation and six are in the military hospital in a critical condition yours have said the total number of hunger strikers has been much higher all along the protest responded by alleged mistreatment by prison guards with some detainees increasingly desperate because they're being held indefinitely without charge and law professor johnson have it says the crisis won't end until the demands of the captives are met. the hunger strike says military officials themselves have acknowledged are triggered at the bottom by the system of indefinite detention and the prolonged think about you know course aeration without trial of individuals and it's not surprising that the u.s. is stepping up its its operations because it's no it doesn't want you know it doesn't want individuals to die at one time or because it's going to again i think
you know throw into into light the real for want to start relief the real problems that want to animal and the u.s. is certainly. early on in trying to you know keep the hunger strike down but the fact that there are you know doctors are continuing going is a recognition i think of how pervasive it is and and the how serious it is the way forward though is to you know is two and a system of indefinite detention to repatriate individuals who. are not can be charged with crimes and the the the few that are going to be charged should be put before a court and given a trial that's the that's the only way forward that's the only long term solution to the problem otherwise we're going to continue to see hunger strikes you know look again at and things will continue to happen unless the u.s. puts these puts these measures into place at this point it's just it's just politics that are politics and a lack of political courage a lack of commitment to principles and go even north star is the online including.
the twitter account of the associated press news agency sparks a market frenzy after it was pools of double blanks the white house president of find out who really tweeted the false claim on our website. the crowd at a concert in argentina got a surprising x. triple the price of admission as the sky is lit up by walking looks like a maze here with all the footage on our website. the trial the one of russia's top opposition resumes today at a court north east of moscow alexei the violent faces up to ten years in prison so i lectured late embezzling over five hundred thousand dollars worth of timber from a company head vised back in two thousand and nine but now violet who is also a fiery and to corruption blogger believes the proceedings are politically motivated that's now cross to our correspondent. in moscow for more you go very
nice to see you good morning so it doesn't look like this case is going to conclude today from your point. well the latest news from that courthouse where this process is taking place and you're looking at live pictures from inside is that no one is the worse have asked the judge to reschedule again again pressing the argument that they are not being given enough time to properly prepare to study all the cases. and last week exactly last week we saw the exact same thing that when these defense asked the judge to reschedule and he agreed rescheduling the next hearing exactly one week from there they also said that they weren't able to prepare properly but now and his lawyer said it was a it was a tactical move and they are going to try to stall and stretch time and attract as much media attention. as much as possible and i was there last week and indeed lots
of journalists were there some even had to camp out in front of the courthouse overnight to be able to get inside and we're hearing again that not everyone was able to get inside that courtroom this time as well yes sad and of cool said xander valets a very well known figure here in russia but could you explain to western viewers and now us all around the world why there's so much attention on alex a now via natural. well no one is one of the most controversial opposition bloggers in the country he became widely known to do his online anticorruption projects he's also a few years critic of the kremlin and became one of the leaders of the opposition movement during last year's mass protests now the controversial side is his connection to the international authorities or accusing the wily of organizing a criminal scheme to steal around half a million dollars' worth of timber from a state company allegedly this happened back in two thousand and nine when he was the aide to the local governor. for what if he's found guilty that he may be
looking at up to ten years behind bars but now wiley and his supporters claim that this is purely a political case. this kind of lie they were many thanks indeed for that update. also in russia local police have captured the mom suspected of killing six people in the western city of belgrade. several previous convictions for stealing cars and was released from prison and twenty twelve during their arrest a police officer reportedly received severe head wounds. has more now for. now that the manhunt has successfully concluded we can talk about truly gargantuan efforts that went into its more than two thousand police. brought in not just from belgrade itself but also from neighboring regions as well especially riot police came in from moscow to it turns out that it's a hunting store where the carnage began actually belonged to. father and he went
into that store on sunday asking for ammunition actually intending to buy it but it was refused service but one of the sales clerks he said that he'll come back the next day and shoot distills person obviously that wasn't taken seriously by the sales clerk unfortunately indeed he was shot the next day by the killer along with clerk he also shot two people who were inside the store then went outside and proceeded to shoot the people whom he believed to be witnesses among them of course were two teenage girls people were advised to stay inside because it was not clear where exactly the shooter was at the time still they have come out to the place where the shooting happened they laid down flowers put down a lot of people actually went on several went out of their way to try and help the investigation in locating the man. some news in brief this hour on two suspects allegedly behind an al qaeda backed plot to deal whale
a canadian passenger train are challenging the case against them they say authorities are basing their conclusions on mere appearances the two man one a united arab emirates national the other two new zealand were arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack on a train in toronto iran has denied claims their plot was inspired by al qaeda groups bays that kind of broke its diplomatic links to terror run last september of its disputed nuclear program and hostility towards israel. whereabouts of syria's through seen the orthodox christian bishops remain unclear despite reports they've been freed by our no captors be clerics were seized while returning from the turkish border abductions are on the rise of a country torn apart by more than two years of bloody conflict which has seen over seventy thousand lives lost. in pakistan have defused a car full of explosives close to where four military ruler perez musharraf is being held under house arrest it was reportedly wired with remote control
detonators the taliban which threatens to kill up shortly before he returned from four years of self-imposed exile deny any involvement is due to appear in court in may in connection with the sacking and detention of several charges in two thousand and seven as well as the assassination of former prime minister benazir bhutto. campaign isn't britain have declared war on so-called killer robots fully autonomy as weapons that do not require human involvement to carry out lethal assaults concerned activists have opted for a preemptive strike rising against the deadly machines before they are deployed on earth are small enough. so perhaps not the most usual sight on the streets of london but this guy here is actually carrying quite an important message for the launch of the stop killer robots campaigns think leading activists impression converged in london to launch the campaign calling for a preemptive ban on fully autonomous weapons let's tell us more about this i'm
joined by steve from human rights watch the thank you very much for joining us what is a killer able this guy's a killer obviously but what's it all about this friendly robot that is not armed killer robots are fully autonomous weapons are future systems that will operate without human control this is the scary part you're taking the human out of the loop allow the robots the machines to make decisions about what to target on the battlefield and when to pull the trigger no human involvement and of this is gaining a lot of interest this is obviously what you want people taking up the message what information do you want to get out there what do we not know about because a lot of people say this is advancing technology and it's all good we're not against technology we're not against robotics we're not against the movement towards greater autonomy in robots what we want to stop our arms systems killing systems that have full autonomy where you take the human out of the loop always in every case what has to be the fundamental principle is that
a human must always be meaningfully involved in the control over decisions to launch weapons and to fire at it might all sound a bit hollywood but it's not as far off as you might think many campaign is fearless science fiction like arms race is already quietly getting underway with developers standing to make huge amounts for really creative deals it is like this big dog throwing blocks of concrete cause concern little public debates yet being had about the implications of the development of this type of technology people think of fully autonomous weapons they think of the terminator they thinking. i think like this guy you're saying that you know what it will look like you know the hall is more likely to be a small time or a time. i mean the development saw the the dark of us the research wing of the pentagon the courser for instance us a research platform for this and a seven and
a half six we can reduce quite extraordinary piece of technology they also have a project which is called developed on the thomas submarine that can go over submarines but cynthia's to testing and then the planes in there as well it's not robots the kind of would fold over in a bottle and this is being launched in london how big a road c.-k. have to play in comparison to say the u.s. instead leading the way with this well we've got to be a systems is on their second one we've got the something cold with us this could be tested. this year industry a spent a year and a half behind development but that's a fully a thomas intercontinental combat aircraft but when it comes to fully autonomous weapons we're not there yet but these are all getting for the ban say that the most time this allows the pos in the moment either plowed into developing this type of technology to the place of the mob and find fiction for its reality. say london. and up next we'll bring you the untold stories of the night you talk to me
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