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edward snowden goes underground under the radar. international press corps. and washington is breathing fire at china and russia for the refusal of both countries to. head on a silver platter. and taliban fighters launch a heavy. presidential palace a week of the country's security forces took control and the u.s. announced plans for peace talks with the taliban.
twenty four seven worldwide live from moscow this is with me a very warm welcome to you from us here in the russian capital the world's leading intelligence agencies have found themselves chasing their own tails off to edward snowden again slipped through the global surveillance web that he managed to expose and the n.s.a. whistleblower is now reported to be in hiding after sending off a plane packed with journalists to cuba at the very same flight that he was supposed to be. reports from moscow's a port. the only thing that we know for certain is that edward snowden's exact location. the white house suggested that they still believe that edward snowden is . in the airport terminal building behind me at the
ecuadorian embassy of the country that he is seeking political asylum or at another location we simply do not know. now all reports point to the fact that he did in fact arrive here. on sunday at around five o'clock in the afternoon aeroflot flight . from hong kong was where he was in hiding for a fortnight after blowing the whistle on the n.s.a. surveillance operation but he hasn't been spotted since now russia's security service the f.s.b. say they do not know where he is. blogging websites and social networks to question whether he even set foot in russia in the first place another thing that we do know is that ecuador is the country where he's seeking political asylum it was widely that that was going to be his target destination his final intended destination but with wiki leaks pulling the strings and organizing the whole thing. whether it has all been.
as you say the world's press a fly on an empty plane to cuba or a plane containing edward snowden now at the moment it is fair to say that snowden is ahead of the game he's keeping not just the world's press but also the american authorities guessing as to his exact whereabouts but you get the feeling with the world watching that snowden's next move in this game of cat and mouse could be crucial. and. he was all. fly that edward snowden was supposed to take. the confusion on board when the press finally realized that the whistle blower had given them the slip. i just got off the plane we just landed in hawaii on a coming from moscow thirteen hour long winded walk and i see back and shooting me to up to the very last point everyone was still expecting edward snowden to show up
to board that wing even when we were sitting there the whole plane was packed even when the a walk to the doors and it was taxiing the way to takeoff still everyone was waiting for him. at least to find him on the plane and when we were allowed to get up from our seats went to the seats. where they were supposed to be sitting and saw that they were empty some journalists were actually looking for them inside the airplane checking bathrooms checking places where mr snowden could have been hiding since the very beginning it seemed almost one hundred percent that he was going to take this flight the increased security in the airport crowds of journalists were additional factors boosting these expectations. although the dozens of journalists after the scoop of the year were left disappointed others made the most of it and one of those is seat seventeen a that was booked for snowden that made the very most of his fifteen minutes of fame on twitter in the first tweet the seat without
a passion just seemed rather upset saying i feel empty it was also a little bit annoyed that it couldn't make conversation with a seat next to it because a b.b.c. reporter was sitting on it seventeen a was also a little apprehensive of all the angry journalists and frankly irritated by no sign of the drinks trolley well here at r t a bit earlier in the program we spoke to daniel ellsberg another prominent american whistleblower he exposed pentagon papers back in one thousand nine hundred eighty one talking all about washington's controversial decision making issues during the vietnam war he believes that the end of the day very few people will end up measuring up to snowden's sacrifice. i think he would be in much the same cell as bradley manning if not in the same cell or comical any could be under the national defense authorization act he could be in military detention but even if not he would be in a jail cell somewhere as incommunicado as bradley manning is for the last three
years so i think he was very wise to make it was voters outside of this country and i think that we should be listening to what he has to say because what so far i've heard him say is very eloquently put in shows much better judgment than those of his colleagues who went along with his clearly unconstitutional buttons but they were all purchased and i would say the charm carries calling him a traitor is just trusting he's no more a traitor than i am and i am not all that words used by a president and a vice president both of whom by the way to lost their office for criminality nixon and had no i think he is in the tradition of me can hail the first american to be convicted of tried in fact for giving secrets to americans he said i regret that i have but one life to give for my country because his country was america and he was hanged by the british it was a spy for george washington i think that edward snowden has shown
a willingness to give his life for this country and there's no american i believe more deserves to be honored at this moment. and in the meantime washington has showered threats towards the countries which was a blow it was snowed in his used as stepping stones on his quest for freedom it's one china of the consequences of allowing the thirty year old to flee to russia while hinting that both moscow and beijing a far from being bastions of free speech guy nature can file this report from washington. the white house says hong kong officials had received washington's request to arrest no then and still made quote a deliberate choice to let him go so washington clearly takes it as a snub from china here's the president's press secretary we are just not buying that this was a technical decision by a hong kong immigration official this was a deliberate choice by the government to release a fugitive despite a valid arrest warrant and that decision unquestionably has
a negative impact on the u.s. china relationship we were never there in response to the u.s. request to arrest noted in the government of hong kong issued a statement saying that the documents the u.s. provided did not fully comply with the legal requirements on the hong kong law but also in that same statement the government of hong kong said they wanted more information from the u.s. government about the hacking of computer systems in hong kong by u.s. government agencies and that was one of edward snowden's revelations snowden gave china a great political counterargument to u.s. constant accusations against china now the u.s. can't accuse china of cyber attacks without being accused of hypocrisy so there is an interesting dynamic behind all this the u.s. one and china where the semi-autonomous government of hong kong to give them the man who had leaked to us he quits but one of those secrets is about activities of the u.s. government against china so it's possible that china's dilemma was to either think edward snowden or to arrest him hong kong says they've done everything in accordance with their own laws now as far as russia edward snowden has been in
transit in russia and russian authorities say they have no legal authority to arrest him but u.s. politicians and pundits on television use what seems like a cold war rhetoric to present washing trying as the enemies that snowden is helping and the imagination of some german is running. as wild as they joke about how edward snowden is being briefed by the russian president in one form of social also on one of the news channels that russia and china are going to use this to embarrass the u.s. one should argue it's known as revelation. that embarrass the u.s. not russia or china but that's exactly what's happening now u.s. policy makers are doing everything possible to divert attention away from snowden's revelations and certainly one of the one way of doing this is to present it as a cold war style. chase that way you have u.s. media now almost cheering for edward snowden is capture although just a little while ago some of the same journalists were grateful for a grade for
a greater public awareness of the fact that the u.s. government is spying on millions of people who have done nothing wrong but of course has no illusions as to what lengths the u.s. government will go to catch him at which snowden also said it's not the government persecution that he fears most he said the greatest fear that i have about the outcome of these disclosures is that nothing will change from how it's developing it doesn't look like things will change for americans anytime soon but for the world be occasions of his revelations could be significant for example the fact that the u.s. now can't accuse china of cyber attacks without being accused of hypocrisy which of course want to go nature con and china mcgrath's one of the founders of an unseen mainstream news while wide awake news he believes that the us should give up trying to lecture the rest of the worlds. we saw a carney played out today press secretary carney talking about we demand this and we don't accept that you know we're not talking to children although it seems that
this government in its quest for all the power wants to talk down its nose to the world as if they are children but the fact of the matter is these are sovereign nations of china wants to not send him back united states because they don't want him to endure a political prosecution then they apparently have every right not to have the government's upset the power brokers in washington d.c. are very upset the security industrial complex is very upset this is obvious by their actions but everything that they're doing is trying to smoke and mirror shift the blame shift the focus from the information has been revealed until the perp with the person who revealed the information it really is like i said i hope he makes it to where he's going standing upright and breathing but the true story here is the decimation of personal freedom inside of this country the united states and ecuador's reportedly given snowden refugee papers well it does consider his asylum request but its foreign minister has declined to reveal where the whistleblower is snowden's trek to ecuador is being organized by wiki leaks chief julian
a songe and more from london now and r.t. correspondent point to point b. julian the sirens are saying that they are in contact with edward snowden and the wiki leaks legal representative traveling with him they said that they are both healthy and in good spirits and in a secret location that they can't disclose now they've spoken a lot about the very bullying and what they called the threatening behavior of the u.s. administration in relation to a number of nations through which edward snowden has been reported to be traveling the fact that they've been demanding for his extradition now wiki leaks have said that edward snowden is not a trace as the u.s. secretary of state was calling him an idiot but he is a hero as we know we have been assisting edward snowden both with his asylum request to ecuador as well as with legal representation so we're going to be following this story as it develops for you from london. and of course bill and police but if you can stay with us here we're not seeing after the break we have
for the presidential palace in kabul has come under attack from reporters were waiting for a press conference with the president. pitched heavily. against presidential. troops and left plumes of smoke visible across the capital skyline. has more from kabul. the scene lasted just over an hour and well no civilian casualties have been
reported and the afghan forces did manage to get the attack under control relatively quickly the fact that it did happen at the presidential palace they used id cards and vehicle id cards that are what the nato and i saw forces use reportedly and the fact that they were even able to breach that gate what i saw from the outside of the gate it's more of a blast wall around the green zone area as they were dry and holes in the concrete walls and in the entire gate was destroyed apparently one vehicle was able to get inside and then one was stopped at the gate and then that's when the attack began the damage actually remarkably was minimal obviously it could have been a lot worse there actually schools and offices just outside of the gate into the presidential palace area and where the cia is. and the fact that there were no
civilian deaths or in injuries reported is remarkable it would seem as especially considering this attack happened right when the peace talks are being negotiated in doha with the taliban and the attack happened on the presidential palace it would not seem possible that the afghan side could continue forward with the peace talks when they're being attacked not even just on their own soil but right in there in their presidential palace. and a. political analyst and former afghan m.p. he agrees the presidential palace is highly symbolic. this was probably one of the most strategic penetration to send a signal to the afghan government that while they're opening an office in qatar they are also continuing their military assault on very important targets it's a very very confusing for this government too while the government is interested in
talking to the taliban the taliban are answering back with the with guns and explosives that this is the result of. war fatigue by foreign forces they have already made a decision that they will continue on peace talks because they're tired of this war and they've already in fact send a signal to the taliban that we will not be fighting this war with you and we want to talk talk to you and in fact mr obama a while ago mentioned that we are not our enemy. now this morning's bloodshed in kabul did not end with the assault on the palace another attack this side of a roadside bomb that killed a family of eleven in a southern province stephen soon as a professor of international studies i spoke to him but earlier in the program he believes that no matter how strong the local army is it will never win as the afghan people are deeply opposed to the current government. problem is that even if
they're very well trained even if they have the very best equipment. a strength of the afghan government relative to the taliban and other forms of resistance doesn't have credibility with the afghan people and while the vast majority not subscribe to a child and extremist ideology many are very frustrated with drug should not in arbitrariness of the government including ongoing acts of repression goal of the foreign presence a problem this government and this kind of environment leads to the rise of the stream so it's not just security question. all right online for you right now with dot com when the past catches up with you decades later germany opens an investigation into a nazi s.s. commander who's been living in america for the while both and sixty years now he reportedly sneaked into the country by claiming he never afford in the second world war all the details at all to dot com right now. and lucky number seven silvio
i would rather as questions for people in positions of power instead of speak on their behalf and that's why you can find my show larry king now right here on r.t. question more. it's a second the world update this is from moscow for the meantime a lack of water could literally be a reason why it's been so hard to dampen the fiery relations between israel and palestine tops in the homes of arab villages in the west bank run dry most of the time they complain israel doesn't satisfy even the minimum daily water needs. as the story. the taps in her home are there more as a sign of hope there's been no water through them for five long months. the
municipality does not give us water as these should water it comes through our pipes twice a year early minimum getting an hour's drive north and or did start another day in the office the mayor of the fact settlement has lots on his mind but not a lack of water we have one big water tank with supplies water also to both the arab villages which are on the other side of the security fence but basically they get their water supply from the water tank offer for it more than three hundred thousand palestinians across the west bank are not connected to a water network according to palestinian human rights groups israeli officials say the number is less than half that since the one nine hundred sixty seven occupation all water resources are exclusively in his radio hands better joint group established back in one nine hundred eighty three to ensure supplies has left the palestinians short changed israel has repeatedly made
as a condition for its approval of palestinian project that the palestinian authority approve new wells and pipelines for israeli settlements the palestinian authority merely because it's desperate for water for its population has approved virtually every one of the israeli settlement projects palestinians were left behind. the european community wanted to invest their money that the palestinian authority will have such systems like we have in a fraud or like we have in the whole of israel unfortunately what happened their money was taken all misused and basically found itself in private bank accounts by the leaders of the palestinian authority despite repeated requests these radio water authority declined to talk to r.t. its website says israel has not only fulfilled its obligations to provide water to palestinians but exceeded them it accuses palestinians of breaching the agreement by drilling and authorized wells failing to pay sewerage and of not developing any
new resources. the fact of the matter is that a shortage of water is not a problem for israelis whereas it's a daily struggle for tens of thousands of palestinians something that's a little difficult to swallow. especially for the hundred thousand people living here in the west bank's third biggest palestinian city who rely on this man it's his job to direct what little water there is to a different neighborhood each day we raise the baby two thousand cubic meter of beer a day. it means that we we need seven thousand to give people to reach. the little bit. and twice a year people like comedies wife have the water pipes to the home opened the rest of the time they use a well bringing up what little water they can do she and i'm clean to wash drink
and survive policy r.t. in the west bank. and a stretch of iraqi capital now to open up the r.t. world update baghdad where at least forty two people have been killed in a series of bomb blasts ripping through marketplaces so far no group has claimed responsibility for the attacks the deadliest explosion was a double car bombing on a busy road in the west of the city that claimed eight lives and more than two thousand people have been killed in just the last three months alone of those jews are sunni muslim anger at the ruling shia government. and the lebanese army has seized a complex in the southern part of the country controlled by hardline sunni militants around sixteen soldiers have been killed in two days of clashes with the followers of a maverick cleric and also supports and see assad rebels in syria and the fighting is being seen as a test of the weak government's ability to contain the anger unleashed by the civil war in the neighboring country. it's been a pleasure having you with us here on r.t.
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left bank of israel might be heading to the federal reserve but guess who will be taking his place at the b.o.i. a j.p. morgan exactly to take up frank old second term at the helm of the shekel after spending three with a too big to fail over valving door the trilateral commission member and holder of the rockefeller rockefeller and outage at the university of chicago has some big shoes to fill but don't worry it has advised chairman of a i.g. he was able to secure one hundred eighty three billion dollars from the federal reserve and treasury and now he can simply just that money himself. and we're sad to see another bitcoin flop but melbourne has had to hold conversion a bit coins its dollars because of the ongoing investigation by the department of homeland security it seems that there are some major player hayden on the cryptocurrency front however there has yet to been an allegation of fraud and
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