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this is our duty tonight u.s. drones and a hellfire missiles on the way to iraq washington pledges of lethal aid to counter attacks from al qaeda linked stream it's also gaining ground in neighboring syria to bring up to speed also headlining a fresh immigration initiative in the united kingdom is slammed as ethnic profiling by the united nations who fear it could trigger a sweeping crackdown on workers and asylum seekers who are there legally. may freeze alec celebrates its nuclear program if washington introduces new sanctions something that could undermine the new historic geneva agreement seen as a key breakthrough twenty four. and legal cases brought against russia's former all togged a cult skeered to be reviewed moved by the country's highest court could lead to
previous sentences being overturned. kevin oh it is just past eight pm here in moscow our top story tonight hellfire missiles drones and fighter jets the iraqi military is about to get an upgrade from the united states that lethal aid is meant to help baghdad fight al qaeda linked groups are gaining territory both in iraq and in syria to. reports. the iraqi prime minister asked for help because al qaeda is not just active in iraq but it's gaining territory to an extent that they're talking about in the islamic state the u.s. is now rushing dozens of hellfire missiles and surveillance drones to the iraqi government to combat this to harvest insurgency there the cia is also reportedly helping them with targets inside iraq but al qaeda is gaining momentum in iraq largely because
they've been able to establish a strong foothold in the neighboring syria so you have let's say a jihad his group called the state of iraq and lived beyond controlling territory both iraq and syria although this regime in syria is is worse that is critical in that regard the syrian government of course cannot count on washington's helping fighting terror quite the opposite these radical groups have taken advantage of the arms that the so-called friends of syria were sending to the syrian opposition and now washington is talking about negotiating with the islamic front in syria which includes groups that demand a hard line shari'a state washington says the u.s. can engage with them because they've not been designated this terrorist by the state department don't share similar goals as those who are designated as terrorists is a it's a lot of questions and overall it's a tricky situation where extremists in syria have benefited from u.s.
actions and get washington is now up in arms trying to help the iraqi government essentially fight the same forces. well we surely were hoping to join georgia coleman is north from journalist who's been covering the middle east extensively will be live on the line now to talk a bit more about the ramifications of the news today we'll come back to him so we get the connection with him just a minute now it's the u.n. has announced a new british immigration bill is a recipe for stigma misunderstanding and ethnic profiling if passed the mall could trigger a crackdown on refugees and temporary migrants leaving the moment and expelled from society. has the details of this new draft law. well this proposed immigration bill contains measures that would make the landlords liable to fines if they're found to be renting out properties to illegal immigrants that would also have banks from opening bank accounts for people who are in the country illegally and it would also make temporary migrants liable to payment for medical
for medical treatment on the national health service now all this according to the un's refugee agency would contribute towards a climate of misunderstanding and ethnic profiling in the u.k. now in practice they're simply worried that for landlords and for banks it's extremely difficult to tell the difference between a legal asylum seeker and an illegal one and sometimes it's very difficult to see through the documents to understand these documents and understand migrant status is and they're worried that some people who are in the country genuinely who are in a genuine need for these services for housing are simply going to be denied even though they're in the country completely legally while mark half of the u.k. has immigration minister has said that this bill would stop migrants from abusing public services and it would make it easier to remove the people from the country that aren't supposed to be here but the government's really got to be seen to be tackling the issue of immigration it really is in terms of public opinion the
number one concern a lot of people are very wary of uncontrolled immigration about the perceived strain that it's causing on public services schools hospitals housing and of course the conservatives are leading up to it and election year and they've got to be seen to be tackling the issue but according to the un's refugee agency they were perhaps a little bit overzealous in the way that they've drafted this law and in fact it's not the first time that the u.k.'s policies social policies have come under fire for the united nation. it was earlier this year that show investigator on housing warned that the very quote from the actual bedroom tax that came into force this year was causing to quote shocking hardships in certain parts of the country. or to catch up with the u.k.'s latest immigration plans to see who the good of you to go to r.t. dot com we've got the latest. right now the top story we were talking about the
u.s. drugs and hellfire missiles on their way to washington pledging lethal aid to counter attacks from al qaeda linked extremists also of course gaining ground in syria there's a connection ellis talked to go to coleman he's also a journalist he's been covering the middle east extensively he's on the line now either the u.s. not too long ago was once of course on the side of the syrian rebels now by default it's fighting against the business with this move. it's contradictive contradictory of course yes. well i think we need to make a distinction between countries who are actually fighting terrorism and countries who are sponsoring terrorism in syria it's very clear that nato and the united states have been sponsoring the terrorists from the very very start both of the opposition the so-called opposition in syria is composed of al qaeda and al qaeda groups it's not a secret it's even been admitted by the u.s.
state department for example so the u.s. message i think to iraq it's quite interesting we should bear in mind here that the iraqi government is serious they have been arresting a lot of terrorists at the border to this year they caught a lot of the. jihadi groups heading into syria and so the u.s. now i think is trying to get you know get control of the situation here in iraq the iraqi government have said. on numerous occasions that the saudis are backing the us terrorists they've already blamed the us client state so he really us puppet state so it is quite surprising that the u.s. would be trying to get rid of al qaeda in iraq when in fact the al-qaeda in iraq is one of the bases of the so-called insurgency in syria that the u.s. is backing and others another of the new message to the iraqi government is. going
to say the all you are not just for iraqi government is you know we'll deal with this let us deal with it. so a bit of a delay the judge on another front i would say washington at the same time what's negotiate doesn't it with the islamic front in syria an extremist group of rebels while at the same time so you also fight al qaeda really mixed messages over. yeah i think that if we were more i think what we're dealing with here in sin iraq is iraq is to be one of the bases of the insurgency in syria because it's been almost impossible for the syrian government to stop the terrorists from crossing over the border now we should bear in mind that because iraq is now in a strategic ally of syria and iran a lot of those terrorists are actually being caught by the u.s. trained iraqi forces who obviously believe their job is to catch. these these groups now the u.s. are probably trying to get control back over iraq because the kind of strategy in
a way is the strategy of tension when you have a government like iraqi government just really not playing ball with us would have wanted it to then they will use and they will back you know terrorist groups in government and use them so i think the u.s. is playing a kind of very very dangerous game here but i think the new is statement by the recent statement by the u.s. you know that they're going to increase drawn. in iraq is really part of the same war which is basically using terrorist groups to go in and break up states that don't do washington's bidding namely syria in this case and it could also be used they could also be used in iraq because of the iraqi government if it continues to align itself with iran and syria they will be mostly for regime change again in a very muddy picture saying their job to leave it there are time afraid most to see tonight very christmassy to their author and journalist whose recovery the middle east extensively is often on articulates thank you. now turkey stands on the brink
of a full scale political crisis tonight as the country's cabinet reshuffled over a high level bribery scandal but even that didn't pacify a massive protests against official corruption with opposition to bollywood whole government steps a local reporter has got the details. they all started on the seventeenth of december police arrested the sons of in meirman interior any condom a minister who's claiming that they were involved in a corruption probe that was worth millions of dollars and right after that turkish prime minister made an announcement saying that he was behind his ministers and for about a week he said that this was a political plus he was meaning the police arrest he says that this was a political ploy that was or organized by the exterior forces but yesterday morning these three ministers announced their resignations and during midnight to turkish prime minister after meeting with president putin for about two hours reshuffle the
cabinet and changed ten ministers but the opposition and especially the leftist groups started campaign since yesterday and they are asking the government to step down and they want the government to resign so they started their protests campaigns on social media and they're asking for the citizens to come out to the streets yesterday night sort of in five different cities and we're expecting some more protests tonight and especially tomorrow and the weekend both in ankara in istanbul and some of the different cities of turkey we are expecting big protests from the turkish citizens asking for the government to step down or pay a murder once popularity has plummeted since on to government protests began in spring this year with the opposition critical of his apparent opportunity for more power spoke to brush relations professor her side but she says the corruption scandals dealt a fatal blow to the promises reputation. it is the biggest political corruption in our history and if it is the case it is more than one hundred billion euros. as
some sources say i think he took as sure government is having difficulties to. cover their son in a prime minister's saw the video honk by this and i think the internal reactions around evan not from the broad there will be more strong accusations and the turkish government the real somehow tried to defend the lost a lot of good in the eyes of turkish trait and also in the international public opinion. coming up without international death for blasphemy a saudi blogger imprisoned for making anti islamic posts on social media now faces possible execution for allegedly rejecting his lab coming out and highly expense britain is a shopping lot there's no tomorrow apparently despite the country's ongoing austerity drive while studies say they're going to be paying for their christmas splurge well into the new year story about a few moments to. the
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well if you look back at the history of the failed talks and penalties it becomes clear why the deal was hailed as being historic at the time u.s. intelligence suggests the rands nuclear program was aimed at building a bomb almost two decades ago when assumption resulted in crippling sanctions and year after year talks ended in deadlock and as more penalties piled up surround responded by resuming uranium enrichment the un security council followed america's lead and also approved sanctions against iran too then three years ago the country started enriching uranium you may recall to twenty percent level that was followed by a series of assassinations of iran's nuclear scientists this ping pong over threats and warnings seemingly ended when a sandra harmeet then came to power which led to the resumption of nuclear talks it is ridiculous to reports next on their results and how the deal was far from welcomed by everyone meet iran's new leader.
iran is the anchor of stability in the region he's trying to convince the west he's not out for blood. of the iranian threat is imaginary and used as an excuse for others. and he thinks a nuclear free middle east is the key to peace and stability urgent practical steps towards the establishment of such is known a necessary. that sounds good too but not everyone believes iran could have changed so much new year's a war in sheep's clothing or war for thinks it can pull the odd the wool over the eyes. of the international community israel the only country in the east that hasn't signed the recent media determined to push its point across to iran's minutes away from developing a nuclear bomb and blowing up the world with israel being first on the first of targets this rhetoric however may serve to cover tel aviv's real fears it's not about nuclear weapons not really it's about who's going to be the power in the gulf
you've got three contending parties here you've got the saudis and the g.c.c. the gulf cooperation council you've got israel with the united states behind it and then you've got iran really the only stable state in the region other than israel then that was the first time leaders of the u.s. and iran spoke to each other directly in more than thirty years the phone call that really rubbed a lot of people the wrong way but to cure early in the u.s. where the president had to deal with a lot of furious lawmakers both republicans and democrats who still think within the brackets of the cold war era a bad bad bad interim deal iran is a threat to peace in the world and it's not only the issue of nuclear weaponry it is their entire behavior of spreading terrorism throughout the region a lot of us have very tied his hands are tied to their people and lobby groups in
the united states that do not want to see the united states and iran after thirty four years of demonizing the country to have relations. novembers eighteen hour long talks in geneva seemed to have brought a final breakthrough iran agreed to significantly slow down literally the richmond process in return for easing of the non core sanctions that joy was short lived you have senators in the u.s. senate that. writing new sanction laws. the israeli government. trying to side with this first agreement and then we have the media outlets that are in line with the lobby in the united states and that is trying to scare. the american people of the europeans about iran about iran's intentions but judging by the messages that come from the president the intentions
are to live in that others live in peace a change in attitude that doesn't seem to be welcomed by many old school politicians in the west even in grammar school i. was briefly take a quick look a more detailed look at what exactly the landmark deal with iran involves well iran agreed to reduce the raman richmond from twenty percent seen as too close to bomb making capability back to five percent for the next six months and also to deactivate its advanced centrifuges to surround also agreed to freeze work at most of its contentious facilities the iraq heavy water reactor and to allow inspections by the un atomic watchdog as well unhindered in exchange the west has agreed to one freeze millions of iranian assets and doing some sanctions against the country now whether this interim agreement grows into something long term though we are of course can have to wait and see as we head into twenty forty. these are. braving the elements in order to stand on u.s.
soil giants. this comes after a massive hunger strike that returned the world's attention to the place that summed up the gulag of our time. is an undeclared global battlefield in which yemen is just one of the front lines. imprisoned saudi blogger arrived with he may be facing the death penalty after a judge recommended that he's charged with rejecting is the activist has been since he was sentenced in june to seven years and six hundred lashes for making supposedly home to islamic statements on his web site human rights activist the
saudi says his case is not about faith is purely political. he has been he didn't deny information really is just basically because there is no charges clear or evidence there is no clear no information relayed to him as what is his sentence has access to lawyer has been denied in many occasions his lawyer haven't been able to communicate with him a regular basis or the term has been a detention for into against him for over a year in general there is no space to fix things that he say. based on on the very next there is nothing except that general. description of his attitude as an acceptable so we do believe that this is a political against more than anything with a concrete evidence but little we got online was the future not amongst the many stories called him on toxic for christmas that's seventy passengers on board you
see it now we can't just say straight and ship them who were hoping for a once in a lifetime adventure deal they got more than a bargain for when the sea ice closed in on the vessel so this duck of the going to be called the latest i would snowden back stage nazi dot com we've got some insight into the thoughts of one of the world's best known whistle blows months of world war debate on it is a spying. russia's supreme court will review the legal cases that were brought against macaco to confiscate the recently released for more oil tycoon and once russia's richest man if previous sentence is on the case of mitigated quite a cost his business partner could also walk free well it is and i discussed this development with out if you go because can often has been following the proceedings . even though her course has just been important by the president and he's currently in berlin he's still millions and millions of dollars in taxes to the state and he says that he's not going to come back to russia until these taxes
claims or lifted so theoretically we could see that happening and when it comes to . well we could see the man just walk out of prison sooner than his sentence was supposed to what exactly prompted the supreme court to review this case in the first place we cases were initially being reviewed by the european court for human rights which did find that they were not political but there were various violations in the way these cases proceeded and so on of the russian constitution now that that's court decided they have to review expression of the words after he would as well a process which is now been started by the head of the court and judging by his statements the man also thinks that there were. including the fact that the courts didn't take into account the penalties for economic crimes. of all due to brief amount of police officers being killed sixty people been injured and to government protesters battle security forces the second day tear gas
and rubber bullets after demonstrators besieged the registration center the bid to hold upcoming elections the opposition said it would boycott the polls and more rallies against the ruling party which they consider to be corrupt. forces needed to minister kashmir have battled islamist insurgents killing one of them kashmir is capital city should i go was also put on high alert after intelligence reports about rebels the militants were fighting to establish an islamic state in a few of often targeted me and police forces in the region. the seasonal shopping frenzy in great britain will soon be squeezing the pockets of those unable to control their christmas spending sadly a fresh study suggests the buy now pay later revelers are going to have a hard time repaying their rising credit card debts but for now nothing can stand in their way as laura smith. people are in the grips of a buying frenzy last minute shopping last minute spending and last minute going
into debt british families are more likely to start the new year buried under a mountain of credit card debt than almost any of the europeans only remain eons untouched splash more plastic britons are also taking on more christmas debt in two thousand and thirteen than the year before which has prompted fears about the wider economy the bank of england says a recovery has firmly taken hold but these debt figures raise the possibility that the recoveries at sleeping few. money other nations do have other forms of debt says i and g.'s the miracle on a missed credit card have particular pitfalls credit card can soft be expensive the interest rate on it furthermore credit card tends to get mixed up on various and t. take you put it take credit card do that and you also pay for more precise things such as a present which you are going to pay back over
a number of number of months for example critic card it can be particularly useful for a number of people but we must be aware of the pitfalls if you don't keep yourself under control for now though the most to hear on regent street spend today and deal with the consequences later no in fact only one in full britain said they had any intention of paying the money back but the high interest rates on credit cards mean debt can easily spiral out of control and tough economic times potentially spell a less than happy two thousand and fourteen for the indebted. coming up cuz it looks at how corrupt bankers dodge prison and who helps them do it but with more news and for just thirty four minutes.
although i have gone duck hunting a few times i've never seen the duck dynasty t.v. show but gosh i heard about the scandal involving one of the stars of the show phil robertson who got suspended for making what many consider anti homo sexual comments in an interview this slippery scandal is creating a lot of arguments about freedom of speech on social networks many people who believe that robertson deserved to be booted from the show for what he said argue that freedom of speech means that robertson can't be arrested by the government for what he said but the eighty t.v. channel has the right to fire whom they like the thing is that if the situation were reversed and robertson was fired for making pro l.g. p.t. statements then people who are currently defending any right to hire and fire as they please would all be bashing the t.v. channel for violating the star's freedom of speech think cry the firing him would violate his rights and i'm sure some websites would make him into a hero or demand a boycott or closer to the forever very few people actually believe in freedom of
speech for all they just believe in freedom of speech for people who agree with them but that's just my opinion. it's true. strategic. undercover team of journalists trying to release wiki leaks documents. made local media american they encounter fear ignorance and pressure. country blocks the way to information freedom.
welcome to the kaiser report i'm max keiser happy boxing day boxing day is traditionally the day following christmas day when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts from their bosses or employers known as a christmas box and one of the masters of our universe left us in our christmas box today oh this doesn't look very good at all not even a lump of coal seams in fact i'm afraid to say they the masters of the universe have robbed us blind to twenty six million ounces of gold for example has been drained from london gold vaults sent to china never to return again not in our lifetimes anyway and your bank account how does that look today a bit more depleted than usual could be that the masters of the universe online the n.s.a. change your bank account balance that's what i've been up to.