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and the fear of a terrorist. joining the fight. for the weekly. running down the top headlines of the week for you today private bradley manning was this week found guilty of america's biggest leak of restricted information with almost all charges in his court martial standing although he was cleared of the most serious charge of aiding the enemy he still faces more than one hundred thirty years in prison let's have a quick look now at how it all. bradley manning joined the u.s. army in two thousand and seven two years later he was deployed to iraq he soon though exposed collateral murder video showing iraqi civilians. being killed by
u.s. troops after there were series of online chats with a hacker manning was turned into the government and arrested more revelations followed though exposing afghanistan and iraq war logs along with diplomatic cables published by wiki leaks in march twenty eighth and running accused of aiding the enemy the charge that could have kept him behind bars for life and while waiting for his court martial a un described manning's prison treatment as and humane but the judge did not allow the global body's torture inspector to testify finally though the high profile trial in fort meade maryland and now the verdict guilty of nineteen out of twenty two charges and wiki leaks spokes person christian hanson says that manning's case will lead to even more possibilities or perhaps to unveil the secret data he is obviously facing a long time in prison especially when you think about how this trial has been carried out by judge lindh one is not filled with the new york to mr only last week
good. to allow the prosecution to change some of the charges on the laws of the trial. the trial has been closed off to journalists who are journalists have been intimidated we have seen that despite the way that bradley manning was treated is being tortured in prison in isolation in solitary confinement for almost a year it has not stopped whistleblowers who lives to breathe people there who act on their conscience and to with the public interest in mind we have seen no new era beginning and an expansion of the limits of journalism. and some supporters of bradley manning have drawn up a petition claiming they would serve the whistleblower sentence in parts more than seventeen hundred people signed the request and plan on submitting it to the man in charge of reviewing the private sentence so artie's more important i went out onto the streets of new york to listen what the people there had to say on the verdict.
union square has been something of a stomping ground for bradley manning supporters in new york city you see over the years many rallies have been held here in honor of the army private first class intelligence analyst now manning has been found guilty of downloading and releasing confidential u.s. documents that subsequently disclosed illegal activity and crimes on the part of washington manning faces up to one hundred thirty six years in prison instead of telling you how the public is reacting to this news we're handing our microphone directly over to the citizens bradley manning didn't commit any crimes would be like is if you shot me and the camera man said hey i've got this footage of this crime and he. you know put it out there for justice and instead of trying you they try him and it doesn't make any sense it would appear to me that the manning
verdict would be sending a message to edward snowden i'm sure he's listening. you know because it's a really similar situation and i think they're doing a good thing because the american people are basically enslaved and they're you know they're told what to do by the media and they follow orders if you look at the apache helicopter video which probably the most famous one. for the american public at least you know what is actually going on in the war they're fighting a war fighting at that point i just hope maybe somebody like obama. may be doing his last leg we use a lame duck president this is ours to board money now although manning has been acquitted of aiding the enemy charges he may be punished for the rest of his life for presenting the american public with the truth reporting from new york for an up or nine heartache. in the meantime the founder of wiki leaks the website which release the data handed over by bradley manning claimed the whistleblower never
received a fair trial julian assange busted the u.s. government for its radical national security for years. this is the first. conviction against was the united states it is a dangerous precedent and example of national security extremism is a shortsighted judgment that cannot be tolerated and it must be reversed you can never be conveying true mation to the public is it's beyond. so what do you think manning's sentence should be you can take part in the ongoing poll right now at r.t. dot com to express your opinion and get it right here on the program lisa bring up the numbers from the web site to see how your voting so far the changing every hour but still the overwhelming majority seventy seven percent saying manning shouldn't have been found guilty in the first place instead he should be honored as a hero a very distant second place though fifteen percent saying he should be sentenced to a suspended jail most and a remaining split there is
a present total for the final third and fourth position perhaps he should spend twenty years in jail or perhaps a life in prison or even a death sentence is fitting for the whistleblower but he can still cast a vote we are taking the tallies every hour from r.t. dot com. and one chapter in edward snowden's saga was closed this week at the u.s. was simple on the run as finally left the transit limbo of a moscow airport where he's been stuck for more than a month snowden has been granted temporary asylum here in russia and has already received some job offers including one from russia's biggest social network there while his whereabouts of the moment remain unknown lindsey france recaps the media's chase for the former n.s.a. contractor. on sunday june twenty third when reports surface that the u.s. is newest whistleblower edward snowden was in russian airspace on
a flight from his hong kong hideout every journalist knew the weekend was over and they all scurried here to section a i said to metro airport snowden and his wiki leaks advisor sara harrison are a no show but just down the hall a diplomatic arrivals the official car for the ecuadorian embassy is parked right outside a hand that seems to support a rumor began earlier in the day when the ambassador left his residence just before snowden's flight landed twitter backed it up that evening on the feet of ecuador's foreign minister and asylum bid had been received reporters found out that snowden and his advisor were due to be on a flight to cuba the next day so what did they do search around for the nearest hotel to get a good night's sleep before getting on that flight to the airport hotel. surely the have an airport would produce the connecting flight to south america june twenty fourth dawns the doors to the flight close seat seventeen a is empty
a plane load of confound reporters takes off for the island galleys and restrooms are searched the cargo hold is suspected a drinks trolley is found in business class hangovers are reported june twenty fifth president putin confirms that snowden is still in the transit area of the airport foreign minister sergei lavrov dismisses a u.s. request for extradition this stakeout continues because you just never know when he'll come out from hiding everyone with the press badge gets to know airport food courts and the coin operated massage chairs very well july second wiki leaks says snowden is seeking asylum in nineteen more countries including china cuba nicaragua venezuela and india. the next day at another airport this time in austria drama unfolds the president of bolivia's plane is forced to land on suspicion that snowden is on board the heat and the debate turns up on the heels of this bolivia
nicaragua and venezuela make their offers of asylum well known denouncing the pressure exerted by america but one little problem remains getting to any of these destinations without falling into the hands of american law enforcement. july twelfth the bomb is dropped with an official announcement at sheremetyevo it was here on the second floor terminal where snowden held a conference with human rights activists and with his advisors made the announcement that he was scared to fly not for heights and that he was thinking of asking russia for asylum came as a surprise to everyone who heard it and a little did we know we'd be in for an even longer wait. video and photos make it out of that meeting and are quickly uploaded for our stories finally we have something to bring back to our newsrooms now the wait for the paperwork in this case a response to snowden scribbles on a blank sheet hey whatever works staff only this unassuming door here on the first
floor of the terminal at the airport was headquarters july twenty fourth when everyone thought anatoly snowden's russian advisor would be bringing that very important piece of paper from immigration services allowing him to exit the airport instead all he brought were a bag of books some new clothes and a healthy dose of consolation for snowden and the journalists. he gives us what we want it plenty of video and sound but no definite timeline when his advise the will crack that door until august first when they know himself shows the press that fateful document making edward snowden free to travel through the russian federation until july thirty first two thousand and fourteen he says edward is gone and his lips are sealed. due to the fact that he's the most wanted person on planet earth today he would be concerned about the issue of security that includes
questions of safety and the place where he is going to live that's up to him as he is new or will consult and advise him but on other issues it's up to him according to our sources when a plane from paris was emptying out he took his chats and jumped in to blend in. edward snowden had flown and. and then walked out nearly unnoticed much to our chagrin in moscow lindsey france r t. and i want to conditions that moscow would set for taking snowden in was that he stops harming washington with his leaks in an interview to a russian t.v. channel the whistle blower's father said his son has already done enough public good to abide by that request with a clear conscience i understand his tremendous political interest and at this point our government i suspect is somewhat angry about the way this has has turned out i am again thankful to the russian people president vladimir putin and anatoly sure
enough for the courage the strain the humanity that they have demonstrated in what i believe is this noble action of protecting my son and keeping him safe as a father he needs to respect the president who requests i believe my son's work is done with this in terms of he has made a tremendous sacrifice to let the american people what has been done to them and in their name and i am again so thankful to the people of russia and here at aunty we spoke to political analyst dmitri babich he said that our russia had no other choice but to grant snowden temporary asylum and washington would have done the same if indeed the roles had been reversed. i think that snowden is a very special case because he didn't serve any foreign government what he did when you don't his own and he revealed this information to press the foreign agents i'm pretty sure that the united states would shield such
a person if he had been over russian origin and if he had been found in the united states or russia i think was a lot very willing to have him here i think it's clear from mr bush's statements that he was not particularly. but the question is so what could put in do if he had to leave out mr snowden out although at this stage mr snowden would probably face life imprisonment in the united states so no civil list country can do it or this country will be respected. well russia's decision to take snowden in was certainly met with fewer in washington and the white house hinted the september summit between president obama and vladimir putin may now be canceled some lawmakers call for a major rethink of relations between both countries and all the hype over snowden's asylum is diverting public attention from what he's actually wanted for back at home of course is damning revelations washington correspondent guy nature can explains. the moment edward snowden walked out of that moscow airport russia became
the object of washington's wrath we heard calls for president obama to boycott the g. twenty summit in russia the president's press secretary said washington is quote unquote extremely disappointed with moscow's decision on snowden and that it undermines the growing cooperation between russian and u.s. security services certain members of congress used even harsher term senator chuck schumer said russia has stabbed us in the back and each day that mr snowden is allowed to roam free is another twist of the knife senator lindsey graham says americans in washington should consider this a game changer in our relationship with the bushes and john mccain goes it is a slap in the face of all americans we cannot allow today's action by put into a stand without serious repercussions of course for many politicians here attacking snowden and russia is much easier than defending the surveillance state the white house keeps repeating this mantra mr snowden is not a whistleblower he is accused of leaking classified information and has been
charged with three fairly villany counts and he should be returned to the united states polls show the majority of americans actually disagree with the white house on whether or not mr snowden is a whistle blower they think it is so what else they disagree with a gallup poll shows fifty three percent of americans now disapprove of the government surveillance programs as opposed to thirty seven percent who approve another poll by the queen a parent university conducted just in the wake of snowden's revelations shows forty five percent of americans say the government's anti-terrorism efforts have gone too far restricting civil liberties three years ago twenty five percent of americans thought so it's a massive shift in attitudes a shift that the lawmakers and the government can't ignore as much as they like to attack snowden his revelations have put the white house on the defensive you can complain about big brother and this is. a potential.
program run amuck but when you actually look at the details then i think we've struck the right balance well let's look at some of those details from snowden we first learned about the prism program a system the n.s.a. uses to gain access to the private communications of users of nine popular services the government said the n.s.a. does that only with a warrant from the fight the court snowden said the court merely rubber stamp such warrants and he revealed one such revealed one such secret court order for a telecommunications company to hand over its clients dead or in bulk the government has acknowledged the bulk collection of communications but said no one can look at the content of those communications without a warrant snowden said that's a lie this week the guardian relying on the documents that snowden had earlier provided has revealed details of a program that makes such warrantless snooping possible we learned about x. keyscore which allows to search through vast amounts of data collected by other programs snowden has leaked the n.s.a.'s training materials where the agency boasts
that the program is the widest reaching system for developing intelligence from the net having sekret pfizer's his career and his comfortable lifestyle snowden said he wanted to expose the government's lie in washington i'm going to check him well thank you so much for sharing some of your sunday with us who are not see today just a few minutes of the program we're going to be including the story of a belgian father desperate to find his son who dodged all to join the ranks of the syrian rebels as a culture that continues to drive the country into a never ending state of bloodshed. reverberate through the centuries when vengeance called for blood. in this member three years. get out wave law and faith in the caucasus.
thank you for joining us for the weekly here on our. inmates at guantanamo bay have accused the gods of carrying out invasive procedures including the so-called gift my massage the officers daily routine against the hunger strikers was outlined by the last british resident in a private talk to his lawyer now according to the inmate an extraction team walks into a recreation area forcing the protesting detainee to the floor any movements restrained by the guards who them hold him by the arms and legs approached protested and taken to a cell as officers hold a minute called. said he believes it's a tactic to try and intimidate prisoners and perhaps prevent them from being motivated to talk to their lawyer but his attorney clive smith said the measures of the me have a reverse effect. we have now raised it with the american courts that they shouldn't be doing this that shouldn't effectively be sexually assaulting the
prisoners and it was the government i believe who first started using the term scruton search if you will believe it the they actually admitted this sort of thing and it's been done to try to intimidate prisoners out of talking to their lawyers so that unfortunately the truth would not come out around tonneau bay but i don't doubt that most of them are resisting jack has been going through this for months and months and months now and i've got a proud moment away in his response to that is when they leave him in his cell he starts singing you know both molly's songs new get up stand up or be your rhythmix and the guards to show that he's not to be coward. i think that shaq is standing up for his rights and the rights of other prisons prisoners has motivated guards under orders from the more senior offices to treat very bad but actually it's not had the effect the desired effect on the arts and it's made shock
a stronger mentally because he recognizes that he is now at least in some parts in control of his life so i've actually been impressed by the psychological improvements and even though physically isn't very tough straits. and r.t. did send a request to the guantanamo bay camp after the assault accusations by the inmates so we got a response a facility representative said they were unwilling to comment on such claims regardless of how ridiculous and absurd they may get. well this week the official deadline passed for the e.u. to take a decision on arming the syrian rebels however the blocs leaders though are hesitant about this growing concerns about the issue of extremism in fact there are fears of what they're calling a back flow as even more european citizens now are joining the fight against president assad in fact one of french official has said that this flow was unprecedented during the nine years of the afghan conflict only fifty jihadists
were aidid is going to the country but in syria in one year alone more than one hundred left fronts for syria experts say most of the westerners are self radicalized and do join the ranks of such terrorist groups as al qaeda and the al nusra front in total more than six hundred europeans are now estimated to be fighting inside syria artie's has or are syria now reports on why the e.u. could be wary of arming the rebels. while the u.k. on the syrian rebels would not that's a question that's been answered in a number of different ways it's a conflict began to mostly in varying degrees of light but ultimately always sending signals of support for the opposition it will be no political progress in less the opposition is able to withstand the onslaught and put pressure on assad says he is no military victory so we will also increase our efforts to support and to shape the moderate opposition we propose to
a man. we must ensure that these arms go to the syrian national coalition into no one else to one half years on syria continues to pay the delicate complex picture a battleground constantly shifting as it is with. an american twelve hour meeting in may need is agreed to disagree on syria with the u.k. and france successfully getting their way even though they were at odds with the twenty five other member states the european union has agreed to bring to an end their arms embargo only syrian opposition this is the outcome of the united kingdom it wanted rhetoric in the millicent and the need up to the libyan intervention also led by the same players it's remarkable there you go they could simply try and override the experience of libya because as a recent report said the priest and i are all supermarket for the entirety of the of the middle east and and if they were to go into syria that would be true to the
power of ten on august first e.u. countries can reassess their positions on syria and those who wish to arm the rebels may do so but as that day drew closer hesitation grew louder when david cameron acknowledging that there are quote unquote a lot of bad guys amongst the rebels recent reports from syria show all kind of affiliated groups wanting to establish an islamic caliphate and dissolution rebels and defecting back to the government side before the the war in afghanistan and before the attack on iraq there was no al qaida in iraq there was no al qaida in yemen there was no al-qaeda in somalia there was no al qaida in syria but there is not an idea that's not lost on the british prime minister there's too much extremism among some of the rebels but frankly we do need to do more to help promote those parts of the opposition that want a free pluralistic democratic syria and so we're not all being the rebels this are
cilia r t london and i spoke to the father of a belgian man who went off to syria to fight alongside the islamist radicals he told us of his ordeal as he tried to get his son to come back home. busta went to hold on to it friends with muslim brothers when they became eighteen and there's nothing wrong with that to go holiday discover the wall to know and after. that they may send as much as theirs in cairo that they give him money that they give him a scholarship that they pay money to study to continue the study of this muslim religion and sufism you know but i didn't trust it i had a feeling that something was going wrong i start to discover every day thousand pictures and videos of syria and one day i recognize my all son in a video with other belgian guys so i moved to syria i was in the way i've seen so many cruel things even one in the fighting group and got to where they kidnapped me
that put the cap on me i was almost dead and at least i came back to the question with empty hands because these radical people these leaders this show you know they don't give me the opportunity to see our son this game is we're standing above all these children from the west not only from the west but many young guys from all over the walls they are using this young children. art i still to come here with a very close look at the ancient custom of bloodlines you see of russians corpses reaching out about ultimately how it's been adjusting over recent centuries that's coming your way in just a moment as we come to you live from a school. remember we talked about clothing for regular folks like you and me that can make you
invisible to drones well freedom fashions as i like to call them are continuing to expand although the fact that our drones infrared eyes are very scary the more common street cameras are way more likely to want to average day violate your privacy and thus they invented the justice cap this hat blocks your face with the lights from face recognition software all the camera will see is an anonymous glowing ghost i personally haven't tested this thing out nor have i seen it with my own eyes and wearing three aaa batteries on your head at all times does seem like a bit of a bother but hey if you really want to be left alone and you're willing to throw down a few dollars this looks like a pretty good fashion statement to me the sad thing is that this sort of invention shouldn't need to exist people shouldn't have to live with the constant fear of unlawful consent less observation but sadly they do so inventors keep the freedom fashions coming but that's just my opinion.
for police officer. cleaning his gun after being on duty is a matter of priority it's almost a ritual for him and he's helped by his seventy year old son. i want my son to be a soldier everybody in our family has been a military man. my father and even my grandfather and his time it's always been that way you could say our family loves weapons. and already disassembled a pistol by himself and knows where each individual part goes. he says it's not too heavy for him it's just.