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the reason is allegations the u.s. defense secretary says the syrian government is likely to review chemical weapons on a small scale reportedly targeting civilians and rebel fighters. grilled by the nation russian president vladimir putin's held his first countrywide q. and a session since reelection saying he's always been dismayed by the west fighting terrorists in russia as well insurgents. protests are growing in madrid venting anger at the government and the troika of international lenders after spain's unemployment soars above twenty seven percent while in portugal thousands of demonstrated against austerity as well.
as a good having you with us here on our t.v. our top story the u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel said his intelligence services have quote some confidence that syria's government used chemical weapons on a small scale he said it's believed the nerve agent sarin was deployed against civilians and rebel fighters are merino porton has more. the u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel said at the white house and has informed members of congress that intelligence officials believe with some degree of varying confidence that syrian president bashar al assad's government has used chemical weapons against members of the opposition specifically sarin gas didn't provide any specific facts on when or where the alleged weapons were used and it was not even clear what the freeze with some degree of varying confidence even means does that mean that one intelligence official is confident that this is taking place and one is not confident clearly that that language is either convoluted or are bit confusing now secretary hagel said that assad's use of chemical weapons violates
every convention of warfare is that tuesday israel's intelligence officials claim that syria that the syrian government had used lethal lethal chemical weapons against rebels and at that time secretary hagel expressed his doubts about those findings now the u.s. is currently pressing for the united nations to conduct a comprehensive investigation into allegations of damascus use of chemical weapons but the united nations secretary general has previously appointed a team of experts but this year in government has been accused of blocking the team from doing its work now u.s. president barack obama has previously said that the use of chemical weapons by the syrian government would be a game changer in the u.s. position on intervening in the two year old civil war in a letter sent to two u.s. senators a white house legal official did write that the assessment of likely chemical weapons use in syria will not automatically trigger action including military intervention but also referred to a bad intelligence about weapons of mass destruction in iraq that led to the
invasion the us invasion of that country in that case the intelligence was proved wrong everybody remembered just a decade ago when colin powell said the chambers of the united nations security council shaking a vial to try to enter to try to convince the international community to go along with america's invasion into iraq and clearly. his claims of iraq having weapons of mass destruction were proven wrong but nonetheless u.s. senators like john mccain are already calling for action mccain has said that if the u.s. now declines to intervene in syria it would send the wrong message to other adversaries in the region britain's foreign office says it has limited but persuasive information from various sources showing chemical weapon use in syria including the weapon seren sarin gas u.k. officials are calling on syrian president bashar al assad to cooperate with international bodies to prove he had not sanctioned their use back in march when the u.s. intelligence community previously investigative reports that syria blood samples were taken by opposition groups from the alleged victims but here's the problem
according to reports american analysts couldn't be entirely sure where exactly the blood came from or when precisely the allegedly exposure took place however according to some experts what is proving positive or factual here is that the current accusations against the syrian government is eerily similar to the accusations that were made against the iraq government perceiving america's two thousand and three invasion so many experts believe here that all this talk can be leading the u.s. and its western allies to take military action against syria possibly without all the correct facts in place during a nationwide question and answer session russian president vladimir putin called for greater cooperation between russia and the us in fighting terrorism so it was durban western nations labeled terrorists and russia's freedom fighters event humanae went on for a record four hours forty seven minutes beating the previous one by a quarter of an hour or. more. the recent tragedy in boston and the events was
right after that watched by the whole world and russia is no exception especially after it was established that the two suspected terrorists war of chechen origin and the president did comment on that reminding how critical the west was of moscow's anti terror efforts in the caucasus and how international media often presented. as freedom fighters and the president said he hopes this would change now and actually russian and american security sources would be able to increase their joint efforts in combat in terror but it would have ordinary american citizens are not to blame they don't understand what's happening i would like to address russian and u.s. citizens by saying that russia has been among the first victims of international terrorism who were called an austin partners and the western media labeled terrorists who committed bloody crime in our country insurgents and almost never terrorists these groups received intelligence financial and political support
directly and indirectly we said to declarations merely proclaiming terrorism were not enough we must get the job done but it wouldn't confirm that he received two letters from what he is going to ask you one when he was still alive and he said that the former take on the corner admitted making mistakes which harmed russia he asked for forgiveness basically and to ask the president to allow them return to russia where he was up to the latest point and to the end basically of his life on of the most wanted list since he was found guilty. of various crimes and to fight all the commotion in international media about visa letters he still personally decided not to publish them since he says even though they were not closely acquainted it was still a private letter with a private request the story around alexander wine is definitely in the headlines in
russia and. broad so one of the questions was asked about one of the leaders of the opposition who is now being accused of organizing a criminal scheme to steal state property and that while the president's comments are saying that if you are openly fighting against corruption like energy you know what i mean who is basically made his popularity through his online anti corruption project then you have to be absolutely clear and clean in front of the law and if there are any allegations emerged then it's strictly to be up to court to decide. what it's got to people who fight corruption have to be completely clean themselves otherwise their actions become political advertising just because someone is trying to catch a thief doesn't mean they should be allowed to steal the sells that to me however that a person should be tried and locked up due to any reason whatsoever just because his views may differ from those of the government i'm positive that novell these
cases will be heard in the new project of manhattan. for the first time since two thousand and one this is a q. and a session was held the would follow up question so basically it went from the ordinary question answer question answer scheme to a discussion which lasted nearly five hours and the last of the different issues were talked about including the recent law on foreign agents which basically obliges n.g.o.s with foreign sponsors to register themselves as foreign agents and be under state control and this law is widely criticized by the opposition the president also commented on that saying that the law does not ban and from operating in russia it just obliges them to report to the up police where they're getting their money from and how they want to spend it and with which purpose and he added that a similar war exists in the united states since the mid one nine hundred thirty s. and actually talking about the relations between moscow and washington the issue of
. the monkey act also came up and everything that full of doubts about multiples reaction basically that itself is truly one of the biggest stumbling blocks in the relations between the two countries and the president has named it once again and then a listing and two russian war which only harmed relations while right now both russia and the united states really have to think more about how to develop ties rather than recently met. with president putin urging more cooperation between the u.s. and russia to fight the tariff in the wake of boston attacks r.t. goes on the bombers we investigate into the boston marathon attack in full swing we are from the parents of the two main suspects. but first frustration with austerity deepening among europeans with france's unemployment hitting new record of eleven point five percent in spain the number of people out of work jumped to an all time high of twenty seven point two percent in neighboring portugal almost one in five in the war work force is out of a job and in those two countries fresh protests have been launched against the
government and international lenders are peter all over has more from lisbon. thousands of people march to the center of lisbon angry at what they see as unfair cuts that have being placed upon them by their governments a further round of cuts to public services like education and health care will be introduced very shortly with one billion euros worth of those cuts people very unhappy about that i was speaking to portugal's any piece he said that they speak to their colleagues in brussels from the the northern countries in europe particularly germany to try and bring them around to the plight of the coach against people this austerity is stupid not because portuguese cannot even scarse ones we can but because it's not working and it won't work one third of our use is unemployed the other serves as very bad jobs very precarious ones i tell my macho men colleagues that it will be much better if they want to you know freeze on their
nuclear power plants to have solar energy coming from portugal to the north so there is a way that we can work together it's not just the way it is being imposed from berlin that front forks on to the south but there is a more intelligent way there is a more clever way that we can work together and you know finally build this dam european union once and for all those also some demonstrators out angry at some of the existing european institutions the troika is pretty much a dirty word on the streets of lisbon that's of course the three main lenders that bailing out and helping out the country they say helping out the people who would very much disagree they're made up of the international monetary fund the european union and the european central bank one of the main activists against the troika told me just what the problem is like i mean some seventy we have been experiencing for more than. thirty measures which have effects destroyed every.
prospect of social status of the welfare state for people decent jobs to feed and now we. overall unemployment given the deficit and deficits which were marked a must draw for the troika worse since its policies are. wrong and the people have recognized it and they want troika to be out just over the border in spain there's also been people showing their ass i get unemployment those figures released just recently of just how bad the situation regarding jobs in this is in spain right now over six million people out of work that's twenty seven point two percent of the population the highest it's being well and it's the highest it's ever been it's the last time it was anywhere near that high was in one nine hundred seventy six after the death of francisco franco in the fall of his dictatorship so we're talking about major life changing major state changing occasions the last time that unemployment was at levels like that in spain put in
a little bit more perspective of just how brutal the unemployment level rise has been in the last five years it's risen twenty percent so employment seriously a huge issue there for the spanish people that being on the streets of madrid showing their displeasure at the situation but joyousness also an issue in france with they released their freight their statistics on thursday a record high of three point two percent the point to be a big part of the feel ation of france out of the between the the austerity measures on the job listeners also an issue in france when they released their freight their statistics on thursday a record high of three point two percent key point two million i beg your pardon all the population of france outs of look so the between the the austerity measures and the job listening it's drawing the people of europe out onto the streets to show just how unhappy they are. turning to some of the day's other top stories u.s.
officials now admitting on an almost daily basis that on tom obey a hunger strike is on the rise lawyers for the prisoners say the real figures are much higher with a majority they say of one hundred sixty six detainee's participating in refusing food efficient numbers started to grow after prison guards tried to break up the protest get mill officials saying there's one hundred not arming themselves seventeen force fed three in the hospital been several recent suicide attempts in the military's muslim advisor says he's worried that the protests may lead to deaths many are being held in prison without charge and the majority say they'll never walk free artie's guy needs john is more. the military has been updating the numbers since the middle of march saying at the beginning that there were fourteen people on strike the detainees defense lawyers have been saying all along there were many more around one hundred thirty they would say earlier this month the president tried to put an end to the strike by putting the inmates in solitary confinement authorities said they raided the communal living area and forced the
detainees into individual cells to prevent them from covering cameras didn't help the number has doubled since then according to the officials again the numbers that we've been getting from defense lawyers were different all along out of one hundred sixty six want animal prisoners eighty six have been cleared for release so the sole reason they're still held captive is nationality i had a chance to ask the acting assistant secretary on human rights about this collective punishment based on nationality here's what she said the president has made clear he is closing guantanamo but this has to be done in accordance with us law in consultation with the congress so it has to reassure you back to their statements to the white house and the spokesman that it's not just about those who have been cleared for release but many other inmates have never be formally accused of being defense lawyers say it's been a dead end for them trying to get their clients out whenever asked about these issues the administration gives the same response they were first to congress that
the lawyers say even with the transfer restrictions in place the current law still allows for the administration to use waivers to release some of these men but they for some reason don't use those it's really not clear what the status quo at this point an adviser for the pentagon visited guantanamo last week came back and said that he predicted gun going strike would lead to death so a long time muslim advisor at guantanamo who goes by the name zack who goes only by his first name for security reasons he said quote there will be more than one death and then he added that the. detainees called wanted to die out of hunger and thirst behind covered cameras and of court and the best of many now ask is what if someone really dies in this hunger strike will it change something in washington i'm going to check them. still to come rising violence in iraq the country suffering one of its bloodiest chapters in the u.s.
international in the very heart of moscow. mother of the two boston marathon bombing suspects claims she's seen video proving her son tamra one was still alive after being detained but instead the eldest brother was run over by his younger sibling who was making his getaway artie's barton has more. in this press conference the mother and father said that they spoke about what their next plans would be and how their feelings were at this moment the mother bear that said that she was probably going to give up her u.s. citizenship she was very emotional in this short press conference she restated that she thought her sons were innocent that they've been framed within the you know it
really would you. like to. have the. why. why. the far and source says now that he wants to fly to the u.s. perhaps today perhaps tomorrow as soon as possible really to pick up the body of his son tom and also ones with and his grandson tomlin's son fly with them back to russia to help look after them the mother also adds that she is not quite sure whether she's going to go to the u.s. as well there is a shoplifting knowledge there she says she doesn't think that she did it but she still nervous she may face arrest if she goes he was very late on co-opted by his brother into this plot converted into this more extremist or planned to plan the plant bombs the boston marathon. tunnel and himself has also been pushed from an
office and cia database of people to luminosity which is added also to previous investigations by the f.b.i. so it raises further questions as to why these two were not picked up. turning now to some other stories making global headlines this hour israel shot down the bodies drone eight kilometers from the northern coastal town of haifa youngman aircraft intercepted and destroyed by an f. sixteen fighter jet that brought it crashing into the mediterranean at approximately one in the afternoon thursday prime minister benjamin netanyahu called the sit in extremely grave and declare the country would continue to do whatever it took to defend the security of its citizens it's the second drone the lebanese intrusion into israeli airspace in the last seven months. the human toll continues to rise as rescuers searched the ruins for an eighth of an eight story building that collapsed wednesday in bangladesh according to officials two hundred four people so far dead another two thousand and fourteen successfully
removed from the debris this leaves another three hundred unaccounted for the building housed a mall and several factories most of the workers. thousand demonstrated in front of argentina's congress wednesday as president cristina fernandez continues to court controversy her new law proposal in mr reform the countries did you get this year he was being hotly debated by both the senate and parliament often as champions the law as a more efficient judicial system critics say it might be democracy there to its knees and limit freedom of speech. iraqi police say forty one people killed in clashes between gunmen and security forces in the northern city of mosul earlier authorities said militants had take over a sunni town north of baghdad rising violence in iraq spring fears of more bloodshed and a wider sectarian conflict some local saying the country could be on the same road as war torn syria crushes between shiite dominated government and sunni gunmen along with separate terror attacks have left more than one hundred million own it's
the worst spate of violence since u.s. forces left at the end of two thousand and eleven coming amid deepening political turmoil turmoil the government struggling to get keep power brokers to work together or she's losing kavanaugh has just returned from iraq and shared her take on the escalating violence there. iraq is a country that is divided into three major areas you have for example over here this is the largely sunni provinces over here is something autonomy is kurdish region below which are certain disputed areas and this is the largely shia area of iraq now the incidents the latest wave of violence really began new york your kook this is close to the town of who we are where demonstrators have been camped out for several months now on tuesday things came to a bloody boiling point when the government forces had raided the area the government says that the protesters had opened fire the demonstrators meanwhile say that these security officials are the ones who opened fire first the result of
which was all killed and hundreds wounded now why the protesters were in here in all these areas to sunni areas and sit back down now they've basically been protesting against the government they say that the policies of prime minister nuri al maliki this is the shiite led government has resulted in their oppression this is what they say and news of the attacks there in the region have spread very quickly and that's what's behind this latest spate of violence we saw attacks in mosul in other areas north of baghdad in the anbar province and people feel that this was perhaps retribution perhaps basically just the straw that broke the camel's back with essentially largely peaceful demonstrations turning into now violent escalations and expressions of outrage frankly in order for things to essentially deescalate there has to be changes in policies we were talking to the protesters they feel that the way of the sectarian government this is part of the constitution that has been written in large part with the help of the u.s.
that divides iraq i mean constitutionally and these protesters say that unless there's a change in policy is there nothing to stop coming out that they're not going to go back to their homes and stop these demonstrations and be the impetus for this violence which now has been the physical actions that took place and i don't really see a situation where the protesters will just say ok we're done we're going to hold now they want massive change. has a report coming up next stay with us. c . m no this is not a fifty's beside my movie slogan it's what a.b.c. news is trying to find out when they investigated how a lean function was produced this type of quote beef has become very widespread
throughout fast food restaurants and supermarkets in the usa and has led to its south dakota based manufacturer approaching profits in the hundreds of millions of dollars but so what's wrong with some processed be few might ask well the reporting showed that ammonia and other rough chemicals were doused onto the meat to kill e-coli bacteria and make it safe for consumption although this product is for some reason legal the film's about to create public backlash and many companies gave up ordering mysteriously and finally took should be ok well the mainstream media for once actually did something valuable for society and what did they get in return sued yeah the pink slime crew decided to sue a.b.c. news and forced them not to divulge their company's secrets as well as punish them for defamation against their product which led to profit losses and guess what they won the lawsuit well the same products that on the last could destroy the health of millions of americans is no blasphemy in my book but that's just my opinion.
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max keiser welcome to the kaiser report crash is the new black. crashes your goal crashes or crash crashes crashes the new thing it's the in thing stacy x. crash so this season. the first tweet from hacked a.p. twitter account causes dow to drop one hundred fifty points now we all know this was tweeted out that the white house there were two explosions at the white house and obama was injured in fact it was a hacked a.p. twitter account that sent this out and then they have life from that reads from a twitter hack to the complete evaporation of all market liquidity and one chart
the chart here is from an x. and it shows the plunge the hundred fifty point plunge but you see no liquid right well that's exactly right stacy herbert because these markets are essentially holding their hologram that is concocted with algorithms that are injected into the protoplasm that is pseudo liquidity called new york stock exchange and all related contingencies markets tend gentle markets derivative markets. and it's riding on the edge of an event horizon.