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this week's top stories plus today's headlines is the. russian security services reportedly. one of the suspected boston bombers talking about jihad. politics. goes to. the u.s. and u.k. claiming there is evidence syria used chemical weapons against the rebels and calls for intervention from lawmakers the u.n. says the allegations have not yet. joined the european union. this weekend. is likely to put in an. e.u. membership. to an all time low.
the official number of prisoners on hunger strike rises to one hundred twenty of the detainees being force fed hospitalized. thomas good to have you with us the f.b.i. says it has received a recording of a boston bombing suspect talking about jihad with his mother russian security services alerted the u.s. back in two thousand and eleven that one of the brothers held extremist views but the bureau dismissed early warning after making checks. with commentary on why the f.b.i. might have failed to take proper action. in the wake of the boston bombings it's the f.b.i. now bombarded with questions how could they let the alleged boston bomber tamerlan
turn i have go off the radar after they've been warned about him multiple times over the last two years russia warrant not only the f.b.i. about tamerlan son i have did they drop the ball the f.b.i. . dropped the ball his no question they dropped the ball here there's no doubt about it she was on the radar and they want to go he's on the russians radar why wasn't he a flare put on him or the russians right and did the united states ignore their warnings disrespect repeated warnings tom our lawns are now i have someone you tube page full of radical content friends driving a car with a license plate that read their own east the number one all of this was missed it's possible that they were too down by some preconception of who would be a possible jihadi that they were not able to see something in front of them maybe they work thinking well if these guys are chechen you know they hate the russians they don't hate us politics may have been the reason why u.s.
authorities failed to connect the dots on tom along and i have another possibility is that poor relations. between moscow and washington devalued the russian record something that the russian president says has to be fixed if we truly undertake a joint effort we will not suffer these blows and take such losses if one more possible the us authorities politicized the intelligence given the fact that russia's concerns had been ignored before you yes ahmad if the white head of the internationally recognized chechen terrorists science was given asylum and now lives in boston. who rushes accuse of heinous crimes against innocent people is still seen in the us as a chechen freedom fighter the odd part of this if anything we've been i'm not going to say sympathetic with them but we've certainly been critical of putin and how far he's gone in dealing with. so if anything they should they shouldn't have this anger at the united states many ask whether tom or lon may have learned about bomb
making on his trip to russia but the answer could be much closer to home according to a senior government official quote they got their instructions on how to make bombs from the internet it is newsworthy to know that nobody has to travel anywhere or get any specific in person training from some expert somewhere in order to access instructions for making explosives when joe hearts are not i if woke up this week he reportedly told the authorities that he and his brother were motivated by a desire to defend islam because of the wars in iraq and afghanistan many terrorists have tried to politicize their heinous acts but that doesn't change the fact that there are heartless killings when federal authorities look at any intel on a potential extremist form a more political rather than purely law enforcement point of view that could be a recipe for future disasters in washington. john glaser an editor at antiwar dot com says it is no surprise u.s.
mideast policies are driving people to violence. the fact that they cite u.s. foreign policy as a motivator in fact for their attack shouldn't be really surprising every attack that wasn't an f.b.i. so hatched sting operation since nine eleven has had that component all of these terrorists that want to attack the united states and commit heinous violence on us have in their mind some motivation of u.s. foreign policy u.s. aggression in the middle east you know in a rock in a in a stamp in pakistan in yemen israel palestine conflict in on and on and on a lot of what obama has done in terms of trying to be less aggressive towards the muslim world to simply make his secret the bush administration is quite open obama has chosen to make all of this covert he's done the drone war which is a secret war that nobody will admit to in pakistan and yemen and somalia
a lot of this is still going on and he's still generating fierce hatred from a lot of people who resents u.s. aggression the mother of the boston marathon bombing suspects was put on a federal terror watch list eighteen months before the attack american officials revealed that detail after she accused police of murdering her elder son. why. doesn't he want the money why did. she claim to the authorities a version of events regarding the manhunt for her son's does not stand up to scrutiny you can take a listen to what she said. britain and the u.s. claim they have obtained evidence that assad's government used chemical weapons president obama warned of the use of poison gas in the syrian conflict would it cross the red line some american lawmakers are quick to call intervention in the
war torn country the u.n. however there's no solid proof to back up the allegations as experts say i was a count with the facts of the weapons story and horan says we have seen this kind of rhetoric before and should be on guard. it's deja vu all over again we will remember of the disaster as an adventurous u.s. and british invasion of iraq in two thousand and three based on these allegations really weapons of mass destruction that proved to be faulty therefore we must ask some very difficult and searching questions for example what was the chain of custody with regard to the samples taken from the vattel field of syria to laboratories of london and in washington was there or was there the possibility of contamination or file play or hanky panky with these samples and how can you show that the regime rather than the rebels actually used these alleged chemical weapons
and since we already know the next six divisions within the military is driving the conflict in both syria and iraq how do we know that some renegade soldier in the syrian military was actually collaborating with the rebels watch these chemical weapons so as to provide a rationale for intervention by london and washington these are difficult questions that must be answered. native syrians are not the only fighters battling against president assad a ve use anti-terrorist chief has warned that europeans are travelling to syria to join the rebels could pose a threat back home after their return fears are growing throughout europe that its young muslims would get in touch with islamist factions among the opposition as are reports. syria's two year old conflict is already seen to spill over some neighboring countries but now it is extended far beyond that it's estimated that hundreds of europeans from fourteen countries mostly young men have joined the
rebels in syria in fighting against bashar al assad london based international center for the study verticalization put the tall figure at six hundred. well here and there were built ships of the media coverage on the radicalization of young people as recently focused on one specific story that of a father in search of the son i do need she want to soften the joys of radical islamism group that had gone to syria to join the fight father had bought all the wheat they are hoping to bring this summer that. planes are flying overhead all the time when we are on the streets or inside a building we had a bomb was dropped on us i haven't had a contact with youyou and we shoot him he's here in aleppo we spoke with dimitris lawyer who's in constant contact with him and he says the father is hell bent on finding his eighteen year old son. we don't expect that you will send me to syria
to get stats clear so that's what we'll also why didn't he was most eager to go yourself he said i want to do something for myself a son who started changing about three years ago a problem with to us that at a certain moment he was influenced by some radical list and they had a girlfriend and he didn't he didn't walk outs and there was some. francis say ok come with us and very slowly started it he was really influenced and really braid was the group. started wearing other clothes. pritchett for every five times a day this ruby who had come into contact with issue ria for belgium a radical islam is a group whose leader followed belka some have been arrested for hate speech and calls justifying the use of violence over there is judgement day if you're if you're a muslim you will go to paradise if you're this believer you will go to hell terrorism
expert claude many cases the rise of radicalized use is alarming many of whom are easy prey the first. question is why they convert. and usually they don't convert because. they convert because of a problem that's one moment in the life most of the if new political ideas and they go to fight because the fact if they were didn't meet its mission to convince them . be in a sect. of people who live just talking them and for a little convincing then the two good goodness team they want to go to so you have to sign or took a beating that the terrorist attack. authorities are paying even closer attention with alert levels heightened while worried family members of some the youth fighting in syria have been calling for a clampdown on radical groups the best they could do short of going to syria
themselves although that may not be completely out of the question does or sylvia r.t. antwerp in belgium. and as some are drawing parallels between the pre iraq invasion rhetoric and the current allegations of chemical weapons use in syria r t a look at how a decade after the start of the war in iraq baghdad is still struggling to end of a sectarian violence in the country as more than two hundred are killed in clashes that's still to come later in the program. the greek parliament has approved an emergency bill that will see over fifteen thousand public sector workers laid off by the end of twenty fourteen that's amid another troubled week for the eurozone with fresh anti austerity german stray sions taking place in spain portugal and greece almost thirty people were injured in clashes with police as over a thousand people staged a protest in madrid they were left a furious by the country's jobless rate which reached an all time high of over
twenty seven percent the government says it will take a two years longer than expected to cut the deficit this all comes as official numbers show that trust in institutions has reached an all time record low the leader of the ukase independence party told us that anyone with money invested in the single currency zone is now at risk. big investors should be worried all over the eurozone but. i mean i have been pondering for years what would happen when spain finally went back how would they possibly deal with the sheer scale of the bailout that would be needed which perhaps would be five or six hundred billion euros how could this happen without huge american support. what cyprus has done is give us the template what they will do in future is they went out the a little do it by stealing investors' money by taxing people on their properties
and by forcing central banks into selling their holdings of gold i mean this is a truly a dollar situation so my advice to people is if you own property if you've got money in bank accounts. get your money out before they come off to you because it's perfectly clear that is their plan from here it's quite extraordinary that. these countries that are in trouble with the eurozone they've effectively given up parliamentary democracy and handed it over to a very arrogant troika. is going to break up the economics that break it up it may be civil disobedience very large scale that eventually get some of those mediterranean countries out and off the big question what is the european union for . financial crisis still running hard getting cold feet over joining when we come back we report on the island nation that bounced back voters decidedly.
international airport in the very heart of moscow. and welcome back you're watching r.t. in iraq more than two hundred people have been killed in the sectarian bloodshed over the last week on tuesday the military raided a sunni anti-government protest camp that resulted in around fifty civilians deaths in a gun battle there later the iraqi government blocked ten news channels from operating inside the country including a guitar based al-jazeera the broadcasters were accused of misleading and unethical coverage that stoked the religious of violence with zero sign of peace between the sunni and the ruling shia communities iraq's prime minister warns the state is
dragging itself into civil war. from iraq believes is the terrible situation in the country as well as the government's actions that are driving people to violence after ten years they should. because we can see the distilling occupation there is still no basic services people are randomly arrested they are locked up without charges they are door church women children and men are being raped that's why the protest started by the way and so this talk about sick darian this is this is is totally wrong that these are not sick tarion protests these are protests against a situation that is untenable for a forty iraqi people. that there is poverty there is unemployment there is no health care that it that is good education system has collapsed the media has been very weak until now in covering these protests have we seen images on television
about the millions who were in the streets and in ramadi fallujah. mosul no we haven't because this acutely forces didn't want them to go to these places. parties have been off hasn't just come back from iraq and is keeping an eye on the developments there you can get the latest up to the minute details by following her twitter. euro skepticism takes over in iceland on saturday opposition parties known for their anti e.u. stance won the majority of votes in the country's parliamentary election the victory of the center right is likely to result in iceland calling off its plans to join the troubled bloc the country has been steadily recovering from the two thousand and eight financial crisis and the many say it is because it is not a part of the eurozone that it is done so well robert gould structure of the bruges group think tank believes other debt ridden nations would only benefit from exiting
a single currency. there was a bit of a wobble in terms of icelandic public opinion of the two thousand and eight financial crisis where of course icelandic banks one after the other felt like dominoes but of course since then because it's outside of the e.u. it has its own currency it's not in the euro of course it then what it then by nature of on its own economy as it saw it in its recovered it's still got problems but of course the economy's growing and unemployment is falling which he's bald removed from the situation in southern europe in the euro zone where unemployment he's been to new enterprise the economies are continually continually contracting so really honest and gives a wonderful example to those countries such as so i bursal greece or spain or italy they eastleigh fell so i think that exiting the single common sea can actually help the euro and its common structure is not working and there needs to be a change of course the little old austin can do it other countries can do it as
well. we have more international news on our website r.t. dot com including a possible major breakthrough in the fight against h.i.v. danish scientists say they are on the brink of developing a vaccine that could kill the virus once and for all by boosting the body's immune system all the details are online plus. losing their heads police and staff of eight when i was an aries mental health clinic engage in a fierce clashes during protests against the demolition of the hospital building find out what is behind it a stand off on our website r t v dot com. one town i'm obey the prison officials have acknowledged that one hundred inmates are now on hunger strike the figure has doubled since the military conducted a violent raid in the facility inmates who are refusing food are being put in solitary confinement and the guards imposed a lockdown that two weeks ago now the number is still far lower than some of the
detainees attorneys claim this chart shows the official numbers. but as many as one hundred thirty are taking part in the protest against mistreatment and indefinite detention either way it's more than half of one hundred sixty six prisoners currently held at the detention center what's more than twenty people are being force fed strapped to a chair with tubes down their nose and throat and five inmates have been hospitalized although prison authorities say their conditions are not life threatening carlos warner a federal public defender who's representing a one time oprah's inner says his client tells a different story. he's in terrible condition i talked to him on friday by telephone he indicated that they are using a large tube in it's nose a size ten instead of a size eight anyone who has been tube fed is and who's lost it at this point to him or more of his body weight is in a very dire position you have the military adviser in the press saying that there
are going to be multiple deaths because of this and that's just that's the fact that's what happens when you have hopelessness and that's when what happens when you have this terrible situation that's being aggravated by the military now the military is not has fault here they need to negotiate and end it not just try to exert their will on these hopeless men but ultimately the moves have to happen in washington issue here is with the president again president obama pick up the ball and this right the millipedes come around and it's a meeting that they can't get in a full scale strike duration and scope of which we've never seen the president has to intervene yesterday that the correspondents' dinner making jokes while men are dying in ones on the most we asked that he has some attention. now let's take a look at some other news making headlines around the world for you this hour in bangladesh a fire has broken out amid the debris of the building that collapsed in dhaka three
rescue workers were injured a trapped woman whose emergency crews were optimistic of saving her life she died the fire was ignited by sparks from the cutting a quick been used to search for survivors at least three hundred seventy seven people were killed when the building first came down and has already led to the arrest of one of the owners of the complex. two policemen have been shot outside the italian prime minister's office in rome and one is in a serious condition in the hospital the suspected attacker was arrested at the scene incident occurred as the new prime minister enrico letta and his cabinet were being sworn in at the presidential palace interior minister called in the shooting a tragic criminal gesture by an unemployed man. apartment block has collapsed in northern france leaving at least three people dead and over a dozen injured in the blast that brought most of the story four story building down was most likely caused by a gas leak about one hundred rescue workers have been deployed to search for
survivors built in the two hundred sixty s. the local authorities maintained that the building was kept in good condition and china has a visiting back over america's global audit of inequality high crime and human violations the annual report highlights shortcomings in the country so beijing has issued a report of its own party's alexy has the story. after years of swallowing accusations of violating human rights beijing is fighting back after last year the us published its scalding human rights practices report now china held a mirror back to washington and its role of international human rights judge let's take a look at where the two clash the u.s. again accuse china of limiting internet freedoms the so-called great firewall of china where beijing has long being under scrutiny for blocking many western websites such as facebook google and you tube but those criticizing china are no saints sounding people and says the bills to control internet data have made waves
across the atlantic lately and the u.s. government approved interception of private text messages e-mails for security needs are hardly contributing to online freedom china's single party political system and lack of democratic elections also came under fire the chinese report made its wife back at america's multi-party system saying that in what seems to be a democratic process it's really not the people but the amount of money spent on complaints which really decide the when is the largest part of the us report was dedicated to human rights as they are today from harsh labor conditions to poor salaries indeed china's status of being the world's factory is nothing new and the cheap labor force concept has long been debated beijing hit back with a scathing claim that in the country where racism and discrimination officially do not exist after american and hispanic employees earn forty percent less than the white population in the united states and that's through the glass ceiling for women who earn a twenty percent smaller salary than men the u.s. report also lashed out at the treatment of prisoners and members of opposition in
china contrast that with a country which runs notorious guantanamo prison and the allegations of multiple human rights abuses within its walls with china highlighting full statistics on all deaths in u.s. prisons and the use of brutal force against peaceful demonstrators in twenty twelve it is no secret that china has a checkered human rights record but by countering claims of those who it believes should get its own house in order it is quite clear that beijing no longer wants to see a monopoly in the market of examining human rights. well more news is coming your way in under thirty minutes time but after the break a look at the lives of rebel fighters an oil rich. area. most people in the western world would agree that having laws that officially
creates second class citizens is totally unacceptable we can look at the way jews were treated in nazi germany or black starting apartheid in south africa and the slavery jim crow errors in the usa as examples of legally dividing society by necessity i think most people want their modern sensibilities would find these practices be bob baer american backwards but my question is that why is there to this day officially sanctioned second class citizens in certain countries or to be more accurate i should say non-citizen residents of the two million people in latvia around three hundred thousand of them are considered non-citizen residents who can neither vote nor hold public office these non-citizens are russian speakers of various ethnic backgrounds whose children also by birth bearer of the non-citizen status not happy being on the bad side of apartheid the non-citizens have logically decided to vote for their own parliament because they can't elect participate in the left field what even if the parliament has no power whatsoever
it will be their chance to shine a light on the issue which the mainstream media has been keeping quiet for years you know you'd think that people would be outraged over segregation but what happens to russians and russian speakers is just not cool or hip or trendy or convenient enough for the mainstream media to notice but that's just my opinion. this is a problem. because. no good school. mates when you feel part. of the local what's not enough well there's a law in the local needs you want a community l.n.g. motion will be used to. give general dunford artist i was fired i must fight. i'll fight for. the