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all of us here a very good morning to you it's now eleven am here in the capital. why do you. face to face. explanations of the u.s. national security agency was a. topping the phone calls of tens of millions of europeans but also intercepting the communications of world leaders as well but the missions members were clearly disappointed by the response they got as. reports from washington. the e.u. delegation came to get answers from the n.s.a. and they got nothing keith alexander told members of the e.u.
delegation that they are not spying on european citizens on a massive scale obviously there is no way of checking it up with some members of that the e.u. delegation says this is that alexander gave some figure some information that don't clarify. the situation this is. we are lies the master of violence cannot be based on the question against the terrorists and of course not to do to have information about telephone or fungal or medical they cannot be justified in the fight against terrorism here to the figures we have seen so europeans have helped him to collect information about other regions of afghanistan yemen and so on not overall. figures. germs in germ need to get into the fridge if your german troops there would have done them. yet so keep alexander told them whatever intelligence european agencies
are sharing with the n.s.a. is from war zones again no way of checking any of that so just a symbolic gesture on the part of the e.u. delegation to ask those questions well they definitely need to show european citizens that their representatives are not completely new so they came to washington expressed a reserved indignation quite reserved and agreed to cooperate further we've seen it before. now in the meantime a special intelligence committee has launched a review into the u.s. surveillance activities overseas and may even try to restrict them although this is something the n.s.a. chief is trying very hard to prevent i will listen it is much more important for this country that we defend this nation and take the beatings. it is to give up a program that would result in this nation in attack now this attitude shows there's little chance the u.s. will give up its wiretapping that's according to american geo political analyst
eric draitser. to entrust the scene bureaucrats like clapper and others who have been caught lying publicly on the record to congress and to other policymakers and officials about the nature of these programs about what the united states is doing about its very operations in the most public sense of the word and so we are to entrust these people with some kind of an internal review it is laughable it is just about as laughable as wall street banks regulating themselves or more details on the techniques the n.s.a. uses are being revealed in our report in the washington post shows the agency has been harvesting huge amounts of data from google and yahoo by simply breaking into the communications data networks this leak sketch here from an internal presentation shows how the n.s.a. intercepts traffic by tapping into the company's data cables millions of records collected in this way on a daily basis part of the program code named muscular as you can see right here the
n.s.a. engineers seemingly enjoying what they're doing if the smiley face is anything to go by. good morning well these doodles mean it r t dot com right now looks of other stories to cover for you this hour well no matter how hard the u.s. government is working on mending the shattered image of the guantanamo bay the flow of criticism continues to shower down on the facility a new report by a u.s. based human rights group has found systematic violations at the site and called for its immediate closure and i want to use a star actually i went to guantanamo bay to see what it's like for self the exclusive report coming your way right now. guantanamo every morning at eight am the u.s. national anthem erupts across the beast that holds america's most scandalous prison no one likes to be spit on no one wants to have their own torture hunger strikes and suicides have marred this place since two thousand and two and they're human
beings after all they're there's no reason to expect that they enjoy being here you know we pretend otherwise prisoners held indefinitely in the name of the never ending war on terror whether they're innocent or guilty is not our job right now we have the court system determined that in just over a decade a total of seven hundred seventy nine prisoners the majority released without charges today one hundred sixty four remain over half of them cleared for release but still kept locked up. on the other side of the barbed wire. life is a blast. there is water and it's nice there's nothing really bad about here just like any common american town now is awfully scared to come here but i mean it's absolutely a beautiful place and you get around other stuff getting around the other stuff is not hard a lot of what goes on here is kept under a thick veil of denial and secrecy also houses
a hospital and library and this is also the place where patients are force fed and even though the hunger strike is largely and officially said to be over we know that at least fifteen people are continually being force fed here today a tube is passed down through a person's nostril and pushed all the way down to their stomach before it's passed down the nose we lubricate it and we give the patient a choice that they want to have. which is the agent. area or if they want to lubricate the tube. most of our patients have been using all of the will. in fact some of our patients are so used to this they will. described which nostril they want this while major world medical bodies are in agreement that force feeding is not ethical and should not be practiced the force feeding them i've got my clients of experience to guantanamo they've certainly described it as torture the restraint chair that
they're strapped into they actually call the torture chair an arabic force feeding takes up to forty five minutes and is performed twice a day the patients that had the civilian world of it feel strange i've never heard insisting on. i have not heard that good move fishes are beyond nonchalant about the highly criticized practice you might feel differently from the way i might feel it uncomfortable has been the most of it i have heard but they don't even believe in what this thing anymore because they know it sounds stupid i volunteer that the procedure be demonstrated on me request declined the prisoners who've not met one another and speak different languages keep saying the same thing that we were tortured used. to the chair legs to the ground. strap across and they forced in a tube into our noses never in thirteen years have detainees been allowed to speak directly to a journalist while remaining at get most only leaking statements through lawyers they would love nothing more than to sit down with journalists and just tell them
you know about their daily lives but communicating seems to only occur here if someone was it a point where maybe they had been verbalizing a lot of hopelessness we were immediately intervening and trying to assist that person to make sure that there wasn't any thoughts of maybe wanting to harm themselves or end their lives with charts like these often used to pinpoint patients despair you'll ask them how do you feel right now and they'll be able to point to it we have not had a patient in this area. thank you meanwhile six suicides and dozens of suicide attempts have taken place at the detention facility we haven't seen any autopsies the u.s. government hasn't released any formal reports or findings we're now outside two active camps at guantanamo camp five single cells where the so-called less compliant detainees are held camp number six is one filled with communal cells when
officials deem that detainees have behaved better there will be rewarded by being allowed to live in groups while detainees are kept away from us what we witness are clean empty prison cells with cozy pajamas colgate toothpaste and maximum security shampoos paraded in front of journalists as proof everything is so much better here than any silly horror stories we all have heard and. cuba. and another scandal the back of the prison last week james cornell the lawyer of a man accused of aiding the nine eleven attacks claimed his client suffers from major health problems after being tortured by the cia here's what he had to say to what's. immediately upon being transferred to guantanamo bay mr absolute cheek went to the medical staff and complained that he had suffered a head injury while in cia custody. nothing was done to follow up on that there's no investigation into someplace else told military commissions there's no
investigation into the possibility of a federal civilian court there are still a significant number of people who are on hunger strike at guantanamo bay who are being force fed and sometimes hospitalized the most important question is the silencing of the defendants that they can't tell anyone whether that's the un special rapporteur on torture or members of congress and their staff who are investigating the issue they can't tell anyone about what happened to them in cia custody that's what we're challenging because if we can break the silence on that question there could be real movement on guantanamo bay or still to come on the program here want to be that of bye-bye bail out. the number one priority would be to make a decision that is based on what is the best and most curable and sustainable exists for our people for economy of the head of the irish government and kenny tells you all about becoming the first country to turn the financial boat around. the syrian conflict forcing millions out of their homes but most of them can go too
with friends like these who needs enemies david cameron for all his bluster would fall prefer to negotiate with the e.u. the neavitt all together and germany merkel is the linchpin that holds the entire project together and yet these two countries that are reportedly cutting a secret deal to protect their main industry again e.u. regulations it's a tit for tat britain's proposing to support germany's to delay the introduction of a tax on carbon dioxide emissions which will harm b.m.w. mercedes and algae and in return britain seeking. banking sector from the way brussels regulations the proposed deal may also include germany's help to a cap on bankers' bonuses something the tory policies controversy points against
the tide of public opinion but it's not just germany and britain practically every member has something to complain about. pricing policies spain is unhappy with fishing reforms others criticised sky high budget contributions red tape and bailouts whether it's contributing to them or punishing economic regimes after receiving them all combined to undermine the project but now that two of the unions most powerful members appear to be commuting to defy the rules of the organization it looks like dissatisfaction has hit a whole new level. countries bickering among themselves there are actually growing signs of economic hope the irish government has said that it will soon leave behind the bailout program that was forced upon it when it came close to bankruptcy five years ago and also used on
a boy with prime minister and he says the terms of the exit worked out by politicians and not by those who lead the banks. but officials might have a few political leaders have got to decide in the interests of europe and thus the decision that was made it's very clear referred to in all of the meeting since. i moved after the premises and i'll start this we will be the first eurozone country to exist below the number one priority would be to make a decision that is based on what is the best and most curable and sustainable exist for our people for economy owned was forced country having to deal with the borrowing to support to be capitalized banks and not have the facilities of resilience in the european perspective that we have negotiated with our colleagues they thank union supervision new regulations and the possibility of recapitalization. so what does it take for different people to survive in today's economic rat race you can find out later today in the kaiser report. you know it
takes money you can do to keep in the same place said the red queen to alice it takes all the printing you can do to keep in the same place said the banker is to bernanke it takes all the working you can do to keep in the same place said the near futile facts to the chumps who have to work for a living but i say not only does it take all the running printing working but it also takes other bombing stealing and defraud exploring and dying shaking breaking and taking to stay in the same place isn't the right stacy. for less than ten minutes now until the kaiser report here on our t.v. but for the meantime let's turn our attention to washington it's where the iraqi prime minister has asked us to bring it to airborne must fall back to his country to tackle the snowballing violence and more than four hundred people have been killed in iraq just in this month alone my colleague bill dodd spoke with karen kwiatkowski she was in the u.s.
air force she believes that bringing more weapons to iraq is only going to make things worse. airpower is not the solution to the kind of sectarian strife that you're seeing in the urban areas. all it's going to do is what it's done for twenty years it's going to destroyed buildings and people pollute the environment it doesn't work very well and you mention collateral damage well that's the rule that's kind of the rule when we use air power we expect and we get plenty of collateral damage and you can't you can't really make up for that by saying i'm sorry you said so i'm only pointing the finger of blame at the political system that the prime minister there but just how much is the u.s. responsible for the situation now in the wrong oh my goodness i mean you know twenty years you know nine hundred ninety nine hundred ninety one we've been the bombing the dozen years of on between that second invasion then we put in place puppets who maki amazingly is still there one of the guys we've been working with for
a decade these people do not have the credibility that they would need to be true leaders political leaders of a unified iraq and they're facing problems that are well beyond their capabilities . are to cairo we go to open up the aussie world up there now where students in support of the former egyptian president mohamed morsi suddenly go to protests to the job university on wednesday demonstrators smashed windows spray graffiti insulting the current military backed government security forces stormed the congress ought to stop requesting the intervention eventually i should say in order to bring about peace. and government for the taking control of the main bases and twenty three minutes of. the congo since the rebels seized a large part of eastern congo at least eight hundred thousand in the homeless by the rebels leader was reported to have crossed into uganda to sign a peace deal and this comes on the coldest collapsed last week and just not simply
to my. own eyes of the. bodies of eighty seven migrants who have been traveling from new jersey to algeria have been found in the desert here the maps for you want to artsy they reportedly died from dehydration when their vehicles broke down close to the border more than half of the victims were children a part of the group did manage to make it back and inform rescuers every year thousands across this part of the sahara to reach the north african coast and then travel illegally into europe or about the syrian conflict has already caused more than two and a half million people to flee the country yet about twice that number of had to leave their homes but stay within syria and it's often their plights that often get overlooked artie's policy or when to meet one such family. to hypermarket leave is a refugee in her own country forced from her home by civil war she and her daughter
songwriting some two hundred kilometers from the village in a three room apartment they share with another family their crime supporting president bashar assad. the terrorists want to kill me they broke into my house to find me they looted everything they kidnapped six members of my family all because they are looking for me. a lot has been said about the desperate situation facing the fiji's who fled across the border to neighboring countries but most of those force from the homes by the spiraling violence are displaced within syria itself these internally displaced people remain extremely vulnerable and their numbers continue to swell. and i've been told many times to stop supporting assad and everything will be fine but i won't change my principles. when we will fight his first got hold of too high but she was eight months pregnant they keep her so badly she lost the baby but she refused to change her politics. i ran away with my
children my mother is very dear to me it is now the second aide first of all that has passed without me being with her my mother has god by her side. he will not abandon her they are kidnapping young people sixteen year olds and they're cutting them into pieces when asked if she'll give herself up for family sake too high back in fashion says no. if i die i want my daughters to continue in the same way everybody is going to die my mother may die but she wanted their last victim i may die too. serious death toll stands at more than one hundred thousand with no sign of fighting a base for many internal refugees home remains a distant dream for those like through high back it's only their ideals that gives them the strength to carry on policy r.t. damascus syria. or that's got one of our top stories for you here on t.v.
it's emerged that germany and the u.k. are in deep talks behind the back of brussels over watering down certain e.u. regulations in fact in return for helping weaken environmental regulations britain wants burlington's aid in safeguarding the leeway enjoyed by bankers let's get more on this now with a column of the director of the austrian economics site and are joining us live here at r.t. good morning to you from all of us here in moscow why would they need to deal in secret when it comes to watering down said regulations we're talking about england the u.k. and germany here. well good morning i think the problem is that they have gotten way too far with their regulations with the suggestions that come out of brussels and both germany needs to enter to protect their car industry to need to protect their own interests whereas britain also needs to protect their banking industry and their interests at london have so
brussels regulations where far to out and the countries decided that they obviously may need to make preparations and talks on their own and this is what they do in private and not public as you say brussels has a has a over reached its sphere of influence influence here perhaps certain either you or eurozone members could you think we could see other e.u. nations taking similar actions or again trying to change legislation behind the back of brussels could it could it be the beginning of a trend do you think it could be definitely the beginning of a trend because brussels again has grown too far if we just look at how many regulations called as member on directives go out every month by brussels and they harm than national economies they harm the national competitiveness this is definitely in the interest of the respective countries to
start. talking talks and see. not to get rid of this harmful regulation but so i'm sort of jump in so quickly here but if indeed brussels regulations are directly hall meetings certain members the member economies of the eurozone then what is brussels playing at. well this is exactly the thing that for example germany has started now they finally under they understand that they need to protect their own industries in order to keep their economic growth going and to to keep the unemployment levels low and therefore they finally step in and understand that their own interests are need to be protected and this is why they start talking for all obviously does not work out if they do it in brussels if all twenty seven twenty eight rather are involved as you say
there are various the e.u. member nations here that are now doing are supposed behind closed door dealings or to try and help themselves away from brussels for reaching bureaucracy but i suppose one question would be if indeed member nations are trying to protect themselves then if the system working obviously it does not american this is what we see now it finally becomes clear that this big picture of big brussels definitely hurts the national interests and the single market is a different thing but you know hurting hurting national national industries definitely thousand off help and get things going all right barbara colm of the director of the austrian economics center joining us live here on r.t. thank you so much for your time today thank you thank you again thank you i will thank you for your time today indeed as we come to you live from moscow it's time for the financial revelations from max and stacy kaiser report that's coming your
way. deliberate torch is on its epic journey to such. one hundred twenty three days. through two thousand and nine hundred top two cities of russia. relayed by georgians ocean people for sixty five thousand kilometers. in a record setting trip by land air sea and others face. a limp dick torch relay. on r t r g dot com. if we look at the history of the lp c.w. and it's in danger man say in the past with the united states best dead there is a history of let's say intimidation on mining collation whatever you call it if indeed though we find that president assad is lying or cheating and i i'm doubtful
that he'll do that because his life is really on the line in the scheme of the life of the whole regime then of course then i think a military strike could take place. at least be told langridge. will use programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the world talks books the v.o.i.p. interviews intriguing stories are you. been trying. to find out more visit are a big don't all t.v. don't call. right from the scene. first street. and i think picture.
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