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whistleblower edward snowden basks in an upsurge of support among americans while we report on one u.s. telecom company that's refusing to reveal to government snooping. egypt is about to get a new batch of f. sixteen fighter jets from the united states this despite promises to review its assistance program while a poll of egyptians show that its weapons and money do more harm than good. and the u.n. chemical weapons team a sub syria's invitation to conduct a fact finding mission in aleppo meanwhile russian investigators say that they found credible evidence that the rebels and not the regime used to talk gas they're .
getting i'm here in the russian capital i'm lucy caffein of and of course you're watching our t.v. well more americans considered edward snowden to be a whistleblower as opposed to a traitor now this is according to a highly cited poll which had found that fifty five percent of respondents were actually sympathetic about what mr snowden did while about a third were less forgiving now washington also remains adamant in its pursuing espionage charges against snowden this for leaking details of the n.s.a. surveillance systems and networks that involves almost all u.s. telecom giants however one internet provider is standing firm refusing the n.s.a.'s advances and so far managing to get away with it are two seven zero and spoke to the owner of x. mission pete ashdown. we have had situations where people inside the attorney general's office of slandered my business and said that we're supporting criminals
we absolutely do not support criminals we just ask for a proper warrant and that seems to be too much to ask most of the time or the other issue is that we saw with the n.s.a. . exposure that google and microsoft and apple and others were supposedly cooperating that's they're probably charging for that privilege so they're making a financial decision to open their networks for inspection by the n.s.a. and it's not worth it to me to do that i don't want to live in a surveillance of society and i'd rather stick by what our constitution says that we're protected by we surely i guess said the beginning and that johnson got less to lose that big business is the gutless to fate of night yeah absolutely and but it's funny because i've got more to lose i mean i couldn't fight a protracted court battle but i'm willing to do it i'm willing to go to jail to protect my customers from being wholesale the monitor i find it surprising that a company with the resources of google. isn't more circumspect about the
information they're giving away and what they're selling it begs the question how long this has been going all and this is the course a lot of may be familiar with that i think it's just come out now with snowden it is revelations instead of what you think of him i think he's a hero and i think he's doing the right thing i think it's shameful that he's being treated like a criminal for standing up and reporting what i believe are our own illegal acts by our government people shouldn't be treated under the espionage act is the obama administration has done so many times to people standing up and believing that what is going on is wrong otherwise we have no recourse to turn our government around. the insider threat program president obama's initiative that mandates federal employees to start spying on one another is coming under increasing scrutiny now under the program millions of government workers must watch their colleagues for whistleblower tendencies and of course report any suspicions to their superiors but
as our washington correspondent richard caborn reports the government's own experts have grave doubts about the program. learned that not only does the u.s. government spy on everybody selleck twenty communications but it also urges government employees to snitch on each other in fact there is a program in place it's called the inside just like program which is designed to reveal potential whistleblowers before they blow the whistle under this insider threat program millions of federal workers and contractors are instructed to recognize quote indicators of behavior among their colleagues and to report their suspicions to authorities now get those indicators include an employee's financial problems working hours unexplained travel. wards for instance and an f.b.i. . detection guide warns private security personnel and managers to watch for quote a desire to help the underdog or a particular cause james bond want to be a divided loyalty allegiance to another person or company or to
a country the size of the united states under such guidelines anybody can potentially be targeted more of a behavioral experts even those working for the government doubt that the program will work and they say there is no proven scientific basis for these behavioral profiling but these are just fine program is for to do is to lead to lots of baseless and discriminatory investigations one wonders if this really has any purpose but to create an atmosphere of fear no wonder investigative journalists and their sources have dried up and government officials are afraid to pick up the phone especially now in light of edward snowden's revelations which make it clear everyone is under surveillance this kind of a witch hunt is definitely not something people expected from kennedy obama take a listen this is from six years ago i will provide our intelligence and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to track and take out the terrorists without undermining our constitution and our freedom that means no more illegal
wiretapping of american citizens these words perhaps a different future but it seems the u.s. is going back to the mccarthy days with the government urging people to spy on each other. to scare an insider from revealing what they see as the government's wrong doings and that's why the odd one also has to ask the question is there any other way one could learn about the government's wrongdoings done in secrecy almaden from an insider to us term this the answer is obvious no. the editor of the online news website this can't be happening explains why he thinks this program will only damage the government it's. incredible extension of this stasi like you know the old east german style as the light approach to life in america and at the same time it's a completely inefficient and failed way to try to run a government bureaucracy it's not about national security it's about preventing.
people from telling the truth about problems with government about corruption about failed policies and so on and it what it really is is the by ministration has gone even beyond the nixon administration from the seventy's in its fear of leaks and its effort to control the story it trying to prevent the press from getting access as to two people inside the government who will tell them through that what's going on so that all the gate is public relations handouts from the government and it's trying to prevent the government from being embarrassed. well britain is closing in on its burgeoning illegal loan sharks some of which are hitting the floor with i watering interest rates of over five thousand percent well here what's being done about that story. and starving in sympathy and we speak to a human rights attorney who has started his own hunger strike this in solidarity with the guantanamo prisoners who are being subjected to painful force feeding his
opinion coming up in just a bit. the u.s. appears determined to go ahead with deliveries of four f. sixteen fighter jets to egypt and that this even after the army had toppled the islamist president mohamed morsi last week now washington has been reluctant to deem the egyptian overhaul a cousens that would essentially bar systems to the volatile state although president obama has said that the aid program should be reviewed even so it doesn't really look like the egyptian people are satisfied with the role that the united states is playing in their homeland now american researchers have conducted concluded pardon me that about eight out of ten egypt are negative towards the united states was just sixteen percent having a positive attitude towards that country when it comes to president obama himself nearly three quarters are unhappy with the way that he has handled american foreign affairs now that sentiment's been strong since the day obama took office back in
two thousand and nine egyptians are also pessimistic about their country's dependence on u.s. financial and military aid with more than half the population saying that does more harm than good to egypt our middle east correspondent paula slayer has been finding out why. they miss it is clear they want the army out and more so. but there's another message in between the patriotic chants and go against the west for its sinuses and implicit support for a military coup i just might start much out of i don't want that there i forget how amazing the egyptian street is littered with anti obama posters and each day more new ones appear we set out to find out who's making them and found the this is one of the oldest print shops in cairo in the last two years it's printing presses have grind to a halt we found the same in the shop and this one instead of making a killing there on the verge of bankruptcy things have not been going so well since
the revolution things were better before we'd been so slow for the past three years in that time i only had ten clients asking for postage so who is responsible for the anti america post as i'll search reached it in but by is a plane to follow and hatred against america is growing each year washington gives cairo one point three billion dollars in military aid if america causes a coup it will be forced to stop but many fear the decision to say nothing except that it is reviewing the situation will ultimately backfire and feel hatred towards the us and us i think they may get is this dealing with things in double standard so i would say i thought i might have to give up a woman for a mars is. equal to one thousand men standing supporting morsi and for different reasons there's no joy from washington even from the people who want to live in the states how madonna holds both american and egyptian citizenship two months ago he
sold up ready to trade cairo for tech says he feels washington is too deeply embroiled in internal egyptian politics and pulls the strings from a fall i have no problem with american people have problems with american politics which. try to interfere in the way we want to live and that's not right with washington and its allies refusing to show strong reaction to the recent turbulent events in egypt some feel it's a love hate affair between the two countries. we all have friends on the personal relations we. have the fine this being said you don't expect that somebody sort of. disappoints you or does not understand you all deliberately. is. the truth as the unrest on egyptian streets grow many worry the brotherhood now
having tried to mock lucy and seen it fail will resort to arms it spells disaster for everyone from the protesters on the streets to the people who just want a quiet life like muhammad in his printing shop all that president obama typically committed himself to saying is that he is deeply concerned by what is happening here in egypt meanwhile the european union egypt's biggest civilian donor is calling for a speedy return to democracy it's no wonder then that posters like this will continue to be popular no matter who printed same policy r.t. cairo. now an arrest warrant has been issued against the leader of the muslim brotherhood and nine other senior members of the islamist party mohamed mahdi is accused of inciting violence in monday's clashes between the army and the group's supporters which have killed more than fifty people the muslim brotherhood spokesman in the united kingdom had told us that what's happening in egypt right now is far from a civilized political process. we agree with them all the way through went for the
election when it was a mother but is this true that mr what they thought of and then the minister would come back in one year to say go home with us repeat everything again start another persecution stuff to make this what we are trying to say all the time it's not about more seems it was about the values it doesn't have any in a civilized country and we are speaking about the values of the if it had been standing of that with the fifth of january infusion so it's nothing to do with more signal thing to do with want to be but what we wished we go for a leech an incentive for months and we wish the have won the election and the form of parliament with a problem with that even we can't keep morsi out but by this way through the military say this is the game off the blade of law but we're going to play go into business and i think a lot more than interesting going to fade being the people right to choose what they like and that they say there is no god and do you want so if you go through this road map at next yet another.
the head of the u.n. chemical weapon fact finding mission has a sept of the syrian government's invitation to visit the country and the offer had previously been rejected because damascus was only willing to a allow investigators to access the site of the chemical attack and aleppo while investigators wanted to conduct a broader probe now all this comes after russia had said that it found proof that it was the rebels not the government forces who had used sarin gas in aleppo foreign minister sergei lavrov said the russian team went to the site and gathered firsthand evidence it is not washington's claims that damascus was to blame for being based on flawed analysis meanwhile u.s. lawmakers are holding back on promised arms supplies to the syrian opposition fearing that the weapons could end up in terrorist hands anti-war campaigner richard becker told us that moscow's finding squid be enough for washington to reconsider its pledge of lethal support to the rebels you know when we started we
should be an eye opener for everyone who has any doubts about what's going on this latest report from russia and we've got to be use of chemical weapons by the opposition the intervention because you love it's going to forward with the training of the forces of the you know opposition to the syrian opposition. pouring in finding that the policies really did just the right because there is a great deal about position inside the united states and there is you know you get inside the congress there is a great concern about where this will lead to and whether or not it will lead to a regional war or something even wider if the united states goes forward planning its plans to achieve its objective which is overthrowing the government is your ear . president obama's policies towards conflicts abroad including syria's civil war have earned the titles of war criminal and hypocrites of the century following his
visit to northern ireland in june now they are irish politician who had lambasted obama with such harsh names and is the guest in today's world our party's new program. since it became an almost overnight sensation let us remind the viewers what you had to say on that day now i ask you is this person going for the hypocrites of the century award because we have to call tinks boy their right names and the reality is that by any serious examination this man is a war criminal the war in syria that sparked your very passionate speech is also being waged on to be slogans of democracy as it is being aided by the countries who consider themselves to be democratic but how is that democracy bad that the authoritarian system that president assad has with regard to many of the views that are being put out about the conflict in syria i don't agree with the regime but i
do not agree with many of the rebels and i believe the future of syria should be dictated by the syrian people themselves which interference from external sources all of history shows no such where foreign intervention comes in in the so-called name of democracy it is ordinary people civilians who ends up being homeless who end up being a new ends up in a very own stable situation and where fortunately the middle east is being led to at the moment and you can catch the full interview right here in our next hour. the noose is tightening around firms in britain who are offering so-called to payday loans at exorbitant rates of interest now eleven agents who charged rates up to five thousand percent said that they will stop providing that type of loan after a crackdown by the government's fair trading regulator more lenders are still to reply to an ultimatum to clean up their act polly boyko reports on how vulture
lending has already inflicted immense damages to the people that are preys upon. louise or and her husband were bankrupt when she took out her first payday loan she couldn't afford to pay it back sometimes they would call up and so do you want to sell your jewelry do you want to. take up or take out another day learned that one and have a one more money and they still call it louisa's to loans of two hundred fifty pounds each ended up costing over two thousand pounds the financial pressure meant that louise's two sons had to relocate to live with their birth father once things . it just seemed to continue forever and it's still like that now even though it's been. eight months after we've paid them off and we're still going it tough last year stretched budgets meant that britons took out two billion pounds
worth of short term loans it's a burgeoning industry but it's taking hold even government regulation to catch up you know it doesn't matter how careful you are with money sometimes you pay just one stretch far enough but there are remarkably few rules that govern how payday lenders operate customers have been refused credit by banks and here exhausted every other means of securing a loan can simply apply online and most are approved within moments which means they can get their hands on the cash within minutes they are in problem is paying it back payday lenders can charge any rate of interest they like often up to five thousand percent the industry's been accused of bullying borrowers into taking out multiple loans lending money to drunk individuals people with mental health issues and even children the office of fair trading has told the u.k.'s fifty biggest lenders to stop handing out loans irresponsibly you saw
a couple last year between the director of thirty six i think it's due to a combination of reduced income. financial shocks do you think government needs to come forward with a rigorous plan in order to better protect consumers from friday long longer is the u.k.'s largest payday loans company its new head of public affairs used to be an advisor to david cameron leading to accusations that the company is lobbying its interests with the government longer reportedly paid for meetings with conservative ministers they paid a in excess of opposing ponies to about fifteen minutes with somebody from government you know that's not right you're using your employees were told you have money and because they want money for their relation with these companies no government money for nothing they are wanting something richer and the train of return we are wanting is for people to back off and to be free up to this double we have. councils up and down the country have blocked access to payday loan websites
from computers in libraries and public buildings to stop constituents being tempted by instant cash that will plunge them into debt it's hard because without. no petrol do you think you're going to pay it back in ten days well you want. to but when it comes to that you have got. next month but many struggling britons despite being warned still finding the instant cash all too tempting. london journalist has campaigned against the financial expertise of britain's poor he says that if you clear steps are necessary in order to prevent high interest lenders from taking advantage of vulnerable people. what we really need to be doing is regulating payday loans a lot more strongly strongly we need to count the cost of credits and we need to
put health warnings on their like we put health warnings on tobacco and people who are using payday loans people can't afford to pay the bills that conforte feed their families they are the poorest and most fun people and we know these payday loans are actually not that they're there to exploit them payday lenders like bloodsucking leeches feeding off the poorest most from the rule of society are forced to wade through their murky waters to food on my family's plate. and that's likely a charged murder has sparked outrage in south eastern russia on our website you can find out how locals have been rallying for four days now demanding that all chechens be expelled from their town this following a bar brawl that had ended in a deadly stabbing. also on our web site four million pounds to watch one man british officials face scrutiny over the spiraling costs of the police to constantly patrol the ecuadorian embassy to keep the wanted whistleblower julian
assange from escaping r.t. dot com for all those details and more. i think i i i i i i . force feeding of guantanamo's hunger striking presenters isn't necessarily sitting well with some members of barack obama's own political party two that are in democrat senators have urged the president in a letter to stop the practice they called it painful to grading the start of the practice actually had been called painful as well as the waiting by a u.s. federal court now human rights lawyer clive stafford smith has gone on a hunger strike himself this in support of the detainees has caught up to him and here's what he had to say to the point of the series i was in grown town in the
last week and these guys a separate very badly and i think it's incumbent on us on the outside to show some solidarity with them i hope to just get more attention what i'm doing is it is minimal compared to what those prisoners are going through there i mean look i've been on a hunger strike now twenty four hours they've been doing it for five months of course it's not the same i think the point is to get people's attention i mean when we talk about risking people's lives there are people who are dying in guantanamo and i just want this to stop i think it's really important that it stops before some of the people who are my clients really do lose that arts. a quick look at more of the world's main news this hour we begin in canada where police say thirty people still missing after saturday's horrific train blast in quebec are presumed dead now twenty people are already confirmed to have died a railway oh pardon me a railway boss has blamed an engineer for the brake failure that had led to the
freight train hurling off the tracks investigators are carrying out a criminal probe to find out exactly who's responsible for the deadly accident. the man charged with carrying out the boston bombing two months ago has pleaded not guilty to all thirty charges against him joe carter najaf is accused of using a weapon of mass destruction when it would have killed three people including an eight year old boy he also faces charges over the murder of abuse officer after the attack took place it's not yet known whether prosecutors will push for the death penalty. the man charged with the pakistan's part top security official has been killed this along with at least two others when his car was targeted by a suicide bomber in the city of karachi the blast was so powerful that it ripped through the armored vehicle that the security chief pardon me was traveling in he had been receiving threats and had a has survived a bomb attack two months ago. up next the facts
if there is no legal. ground for these countries to try to apprehend edward snowden why do you think they and they're showing so much eagerness to assist the united states in that first arrest pam so the only explanation is that the establishment is in part to keep every country in the world are afraid of. the united states government's. good leverage sure to mccurry was easy to believe in each me. sophisticated which
on religion at least doesn't give the don't amount anything mission to teach me the creation and why it should care about humans. this is why you should care only. good afternoon welcome to prime interest i'm bob english here in washington d.c. here's the stories we're telling today to taper or not to taper that is a question being asked at the federal reserve so do we stop printing eighty five billion dollars per month or not and guess what today we learned that half the voting members want to end not even taper by year end we'll talk with jim rickards about this and the big trouble in china in a bit. and the first non-bank institutions to be named too big to fail was announced today actually the term is syfy guess who they are a i g. and b. who both required massive bailouts during the financial crisis will do about this with our two producer rachel later in the show finally seems the new living wage
law here in d.c. has wal-mart threatening to tear down their wal mart plans boring will break down minimum wage later in the show so without further ado here's what's in your prime interest. there are twelve members on the federal open market committee and they vote on monetary policy eight times per year the last meeting was on june nineteenth and it caused quite a stir as because we learned the committee was more bent on winding down q e so-called tapering well the minutes of the.