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this is why you should care only. russia calls on europe to investigate the killings during riots in kiev as well as the many allegations of human rights violations. crain meanwhile. it's against the law. to provide that kind of package to a government that has been overthrown it's a military coup ukraine's interim prime minister heads to washington to discuss america's pledge of a one billion dollar aid package for. claims it's actually against u.s. international law. and after three years the massive decontamination efforts continue with the crippled fukushima nuclear plant in japan the ongoing leaks and radiation fears as widespread as.
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your source for global headlines its international live from moscow with me. from the news team here thank you for joining us russia is demanding a full investigation into who was behind the killings last month during the riots in kiev moscow also wanted to look at the spread of neo nazi ideology following the ousting of ukraine's president delegation from russia is set to address the parliamentary assembly of the council of europe more details on this right now with . delegation of senior representatives of the russian foreign ministry are here in europe to now what they want to see is a full investigation into what's going on in ukraine right now particularly they want to look at the situation regarding the the snipers which murdered people both
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on the side of the demonstrators and on the side of the police in kiev now this all came to light following a leaked phone call between the stoney and foreign minister and the head of foreign policy for the european union catherine ashton all very tense shows that people who were killed by snipers from both sides among women and from the streets they were exchanged my purse healing people from both sides so that varies i was stronger and stronger understanding that behind snipers it was not going to call which but it was somebody from the new coalition now the issue regarding those snipers that shot both demonstrators and police isn't the only issue that this delegation of russia from the russian foreign ministry will be raising they also want to look at the rise of the far right in ukraine in particular if you look at the streets of kiev well the de facto police force right now come from the organization right sector
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which are referred to as being a neo nazi organization they also want to look at human rights violations censorship of the press in ukraine and the treatment of m.p.'s and ultimately they want to address the legitimacy of the current government that is in charge in kiev after they took power from a elected government. of course want to put all of it right there in the meantime u.s. president barack obama he is set to play host to ukraine's interim prime minister arseniy yatsenyuk of the two will discuss the one billion dollars aid package washington has already pledged to have now the u.s. has also unveiled plans to send more fighter jets to nato bases in poland and lithuania and that's in addition to the sixteen jets already deployed there last week other moves were prompted by what the pentagon called russian aggression in ukraine and was said to be aimed at reassuring washington's nato allies artie's and
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associates are going to now explains just how deeply involved america really is in the ukrainian crisis. crane's cool pointed interim prime minister a good signal comes to the u.s. capitol for a public show of mutual affection this is showing public support by the most powerful country in the world to an unelected prime minister who seized power illegally but they hope to gain legitimacy through this international arena the u.s. involvement in the ukrainian crisis reaches far and wide despite loud words about rooting for democracy and the ukrainian people deciding their own future you've seen us open ukraine foundation has nato and the department of state as official partners and he's a frequent visitor to the us where his sister reportedly a prominent scientologist resides on the west coast the politician was discussed in the infamous leaked nuland phone conversations where american politicians played out favorable scenarios for the west as if on a chess board i think he is the guy who's got the economic experience the governing
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experience he's the he's the guy you know what he needs his cleats into a book on the outside he needs to be talking to them four times a week this prime minister we know was the favorite choice by victoria nuland representing the state department because the rest of the ukrainian government the new government is loaded with fascists and semi fascist during the chaos on raveling in kiev nato when u.s. officials paraded my don distributing snacks to the protesters and meeting with the new to the fine tunes of italian pop songs about a beautiful future and. today the u.s. has already gone in headfirst into putting ukraine's finances in order. here in ukraine experts from the justice. treasury who are working with their ukrainian counterpart then against supporting questionable governments that leverages geopolitical strategy is nothing new for the west if you want me to say the foreign policy of the us is so consistent and.
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international growth and. but it doesn't deviate from or there is no double standard the behavior of the us i won't be able to do while in washington d.c. our city is getting a warm welcome from barack obama making appearances at the u.s. congress and spending time with the heads of the i.m.f. and the world bank the new prime minister crane is the i am man in kiev and that's how it should be viewed that's been his track record for the last ten years he's wanted to do the bidding of the i.m.f. the world bank the german banks in other words he's a client or a proxy of the same forces that want to integrate ukraine into the you now for the benefit of the ukrainian people but in order to make money arguably dragging right into the west proper tearing down the west guise of an honest attempt to help the states which are going to parties washington d.c. well washington's promise of financial aid to ukraine actually goes against u.s.
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legislation in fact its foreign assistance act clearly rules out sending money to governments who came to power of coup d'etat but publisher of the trends journal gerald celente he says it's not the first time washington has bent the rules to suit its own agenda. let us not forget that the united states still approve their one point three billion dollar loan package to egypt and it's against the law to provide that kind of package to a government that has been overthrown it's a military coup but the united states still does not call what happened in egypt a military coup and they're certainly not calling this that either the fact is a democratically elected government like them or not was overthrown and now the new prime minister is be is coming to the united states to meet with president obama from an illegitimate government so you can see international law local law state
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law federal law the law is on your side when you wanted the word justice by the way it's being misspelled it's j u.s.t. us just us when they need to use it justice when they want to use it against you. and since foreign reporters first descended on crimea few question the background of the forces patrolling crimea is streets in fact they were very quick to conclude that the mosque men were russian soldiers russian military helicopters and planes are entry in ukraine and russian forces have seized crimea's airports the u.s. intelligence community and nato are urgently trying to figure out what the russians may do next however moscow has repeatedly said the only military personnel that has on the peninsula belongs to its black sea fleet which is permanently based in the area the unidentified soldiers are calling themselves self defense squads and now a video where one of the commandos sheds lights on their origins that has now
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surfaced online have a look at this. yeah but if the learner just felt a little small i'm from the self-defense tenth company one of the companies formed on february the twenty third in simferopol be my commander and he abused the command of the crimean front a public group which had the courage to act in these difficult times we now have a legitimate government of prime minister a chairman of the supreme council and we abate them why do you think these are russian military forces i won't tell you where exactly these guys come from and who they are shows but i can assure you it was very soon you'll be surprised when you find out what their crime means i'm climbing into but at the moment i'm allowed to talk to you and they're not i'm standing right here because i was led down by people who are supposed to protect us we set up checkpoints so that armed people from ukraine don't come here to kill me or you or our families we don't want to fight with anyone but the police are simply unfit to keep order now the upcoming
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crimean referendum has been denounced by a number of western countries but it's only the latest move for self-determination being seen in europe it comes months ahead of a referendum in scotland which is going ahead without any questions regarding its legality similar sentiment has been brewing in catalonia for years and spain's prime minister mariano to hoyle has rejected any talk of separating the country's wealthiest region at the possible referendum and is not being denounced by the international community and one bit if independence that was successful in europe the two thousand and eight washington backed decision by kosovo to break away from serbia now are tied u.s. diplomat and u.n. peacekeeper jerad and he believes this is ultimately a choice the people of crimea must make for themselves. the united states has long declared that the. unilateral declaration of independence by kossovo in two
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thousand and eight was unique and did not set any precedents now the initial intervention in kosovo by nato was done without a u.n. security council resolution the united states as i said has always claimed that that was not a precedent the russians amongst others the russian government and others have. just spewed that and so i say it's really in the eye of the beholder but self-determination is a doctrine that has been accepted by many presumably if you're if you're going to follow the idea of self-determination the crimean might be seen as having a right to make their own judgment. well if you can do stay with us or an r.t. international we will continue to bring you the latest accurate developments around ukraine's on going crisis. or if one of those three years after the whole fukushima nuclear disaster japan is still struggling to contain the harmful effects of the
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world's worst atomic accident since that of ciarán noble despite massive cleanup efforts there are still repeated leaks and the entire area is deemed too hazardous for people to return to let's have a quick look and see how did it reach this far after the earthquake and the tsunami of march twenty year levon the damaged fukushima plant discharged massive amounts of radiation it was half a year later revealed the facility released twice as much as previously thought then in october two thousand and twelve the operator tepco finally admitted it failed to implement safety improvements that led to the meltdown march last year record radiation levels found in local fish and then in june twenty third t. and it was revealed the cause of radioactive water leaking from a storage tank and then finally an organist last year tepco confessed that around three hundred tons of highly radioactive water had indeed leaked from fukushima since twenty eleven well of course r.t.
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has been following the incident throughout we sent many of our reporters to that region to gather their stories they're all available on our website any time you like for now though a quick preview of what's waiting for you at r.t. dot com. that anywhere now well within the fukushima no go zone we're just ten kilometers from the nuclear power station these houses ravaged by the tsunami twenty eleven still standing here and nowhere near to being restored. one of the frightening things about this entire incident is that there are no concrete boundaries that can clearly guarantee your safety. it's hard to say what gives you a creepier feeling the trail of destruction left by the twenty eleven tsunami all the houses untouched by natural disaster but abandoned after the nuclear accident.
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just to give you an idea of the consistency right now the doctor count is really frequent to nine micro ringgits which is about thirty times what is more than the accepted level but if you come down here to where the soil and a lot of it's collective the radiation will quickly jumped up and it's still climbing earlier we got a reading of ninety nine in my career which is about a thousand times more than what is the accepted level of state radiation. place where i'm at right now more than ten thousand people are currently living. and we discussed all of this a bit earlier here on the program with dr robert jacobs a nuclear history professor from the hiroshima peace institute he thinks the cleanup efforts of fukushima fall well below standards. all that's being done is sort of emergency ad hoc stops to put this water into tanks and there's more and
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more water every day being put into tanks tanks are being hastily constructed many people believe it's just a matter of time before all the water held in those tanks simply and tears into the ground in the ocean it's just being done on an emergency basis it's not being managed with forward thinking and with with adequate expenditures and equipment at this point there's been enough lies that most people think that what they're hearing from the media isn't accurate but the media was under playing this all along i think the general feeling is that tepco and the government are only admitting what they're unable to deny and that they're not forthcoming with information at all. and thousands of protesters rallied earlier in tokyo against tepco his handling of the cleanup operations it will take at least an estimated three decades to decommission the facility with many workers still leaving there because of the toxic exposure i wall those who i knew that the problem is they
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often lack the proper skills and experience to deal with it because also saying it's the fukushima residents that have really been left and right by the author or . there should have been better regulation throughout the period before the meltdowns and the earthquake there should be extremely vigorous measures being taken to ensure that there are no future problems not enough is being public safety and protection and one of the places that it's easiest to see that is in the treatment of the people the hundreds of thousands of people that are refugees from the areas that they've had to evacuate or areas that have been contaminated in the fukushima prefecture very little is being done for those people and they're being told that they're going to be moved back into a damn unaided areas they're going to have the assistance that they received for losing their workplace losing their businesses and homes will be cut off at this point i think that public welfare is and is far from the most important thing being
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being supported in japan are still to come here on out international driving today drone tomorrow. britain's on man flatow flying assassins could soon take its deadly campaign from afghanistan to africa and the middle east we have the full report just a bit later here on the program. i'm erin enjoying the. impartial and financial commentary confirm this and much much. only on the bus and.
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the interview. a pleasure to have you with us today here on r.t. international law. british police have arrested four people suspected of taking part in the syrian conflict and they faced terror related charges which could see
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them jailed for life is the latest in a string of arrests made by british authorities as syria war veterans return home now the u.k. is just one of the country seeing volunteers flock to the middle eastern conflict it's estimated around two thousand europeans are currently inside syria france is the biggest source of volunteers with an estimated seven hundred germany and belgium of each scene around three hundred people heading for syria while u.k. authorities recently believe around two hundred fifty britons have returned home from the war and now pose a serious terror threat let's get more on this now laura smith joining us here live from london good to see you laura scotland yard saying some british muslims are reporting their own family members to the police for their intentions to go to syria that sounds pretty significant. yeah i think it's the results of something quite serious i mean imagine what it would take for you to go to the police and report a member of your own family for something that you suspected they might be about to
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do and i mean you know what what's happening in these muslim families it seems is that people are seeing someone becoming more and more radicalized thinking possibly about going to fight in syria whether it be a brother or a sister or even a friend and rather than going to their mom of their local mosque which is what they might have done in the past they're going outside what is often a very close knit community and going to the police who often are seen as essentially the enemy and reporting that to the police with all the implications that that brings including arrests and even potential imprisonment so it's obvious that the muslim community if we can call them that the whole kind of thing it's very worried about the threat of people going to fight in syria now this information comes straight from the horse's mouth from the metropolitan police assistant commissioner quested dick she's been talking about these families coming forward and saying to the police that we're worried about somebody we think that
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they might be next step might be to go and fight in syria and as a result of that at least in part in britain we've seen more syria related arrests in just this portion of two thousand and fourteen that we've that we've already had in the whole of two thousand and thirteen so it's certainly an increasing problem in this country in response to that there has been a change in police strategy. says that families community leaders and police are working better together they've changed their tactics in that they've had a fall in terrorism related stop and search for they're no longer really targeting people on the streets and also fewer major operations which haven't been all that successful in the past you only have to look at the shooting of john shell the same as in london in two thousand and five. so more worry and. one hopes leads to an improved results and it's certainly going to have to because we've recently from
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a home office minister who says that the threats from these so-called she terrorists when they return to this country is something that. for the next several years and this figure of two hundred fifty jihadists that you mentioned going from britain to syria. and then returning home again. that's five times the figure that we originally thought so more information is coming to. life in london thank you. stories for you online right now in. israel says it regrets the killing of a palestinian judge taking him for a terrorist investigation has been launched following the incident on the border crossing between jordan and the occupied west bank. after an argument with israeli soldiers the full story on the web site right now. this one here at the u.s. . into
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a computer system used by congress and secretly removing classified documents some officials say the move the american constitution. or if you're an r.t. international a u.n. official says britain's unmanned drone fleet could soon be redeployed to africa and the middle east is following the military's withdrawal from afghanistan that has sparked fears of more collateral damage some observers accusing the u.k. of failing to fully account for the civilian deaths already caused on mass by afghan drone campaigns to date because argues further reports the british public is largely unaware. trying to lead to conflict. because of trends britain's drone war is looming. the u.k.'s repeat drain fleet recently doubled to ten and there have been indications
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that their reach could spread far beyond the current operations in afghanistan is a real commitment now to use of unmanned systems well into the future by the pritish by the americans by the military forces around the world oh yeah supporting tin in lincoln and the heart of the english countryside a surveillance plane collided st the sky. you would see any signs that. they currently on deployment in afghanistan but it's from this base that they're operated un special rapporteur emerson he's reported to be impacted train strikes and was published on cheese day so that the person his ministry of defense could be preparing to use its weekly trains in africa in the middle east and they finished this week going to the ministry of defense to be on the basis of the p.r. driveways to be a regular basis some of what takes place over a drain base here in our area for but there is still more questions than answers
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once a month some protests the turnout the minding the greater scrutiny of exactly what goes on here. well one of the things that's really important is clarity of what they're doing we hope it's going to be more public debate we're going to keep pushing it and this is training quire he noted the research into civilian deaths was being hampered by government secrecy and appealed for greater transparency where civilian tests are concerned britain's reapers have clocked take a forty six thousand hours flying in afghanistan and by the end of last july a total of four hundred five weapons were discharged but when it comes to civilian casualties chris culliver was the figure is doing quite add up to spend roughly the same amount of drone strikes in afghanistan as cia drone strikes in pakistan and the. only four civilian casualties from crime
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strikes in afghanistan where we know there have been somewhere like four hundred to nine hundred so creating casualties in pakistan so either one hundred to two hundred times better it strikes the u.s. or there's something seriously wrong with those figures and if you're wondering why this protest group is so small well there's been next to no public debate so by and large the u.k.'s join activities continue to take place out of the site and far away from the eyes of the british public service r.t. reporting from lincoln a lot international come to you live from moscow thank you very much for joining us today. aaron aid is coming your way unless you're on the u.k. and. void the fish you'll see why just.
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brooky have trouble trying to upset the referendum on crimea's status have put the region the only god. save the post reverses roles in eastern ukraine cracking down dissent. paying rent with housing welfare in the u.k. could leave you with no roof over your head enduring what other media turn a blind eye to you get to. go there and a welcome to boom bust i marinate and these are the stories that we're tracking for you today. first up we're talking debt on today's show one hundred trillion dollars worth of it that's our global debt it's sore by more than forty percent since two thousand and seven we'll look into the matter coming right up also how big of a role does corporate money play in campaign financing perhaps not as big of
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a one as you may think tom ferguson professor of political science at the university of massachusetts tells us why plus we have part two of my interview with jim rickards the bestselling author and economist shares with us his views on the u.s. and european economies you won't want to miss a moment and it all starts to break now. we laid off today show with the issue of debt now we learned this week that the global debt markets have mushroomed to an estimated one hundred trillion dollars now this is according to the bank of international settlements or b i asked based in basel switzerland the b i yes known as the bank central. of central banks also
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highlighted the fact that since the first son's of the financial crisis there's been a growing decline in cross border lending and the amount of debt global globally has soared by more than forty percent governments borrowed to pull their economies out of a recession and companies took advantage of record low interest rates now according to the latest statistics debt insurance figures have risen from only seventy trillion dollars in mid two thousand and seven to an estimated one hundred trillion dollars today it seems odd to say only seventy trillion but that's the reality of the debt drenched world that we live in today now this jumping dead is almost twice twice the size of the u.s. economy as of december two thousand and thirteen that is the u.s. economy which is the world's largest single national economy was estimated to be somewhere around seventeen point one trillion dollars now here's the thing though
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the rising debt has done little to diminish the demand for fixed income assets in two thousand and seven the collapse of the subprime mortgage market followed by the bankruptcy of lehman brothers sent the world into the worst financial crisis since the great depression consequently borrowing sword central bank suppressed and continued to suppress benchmark interest rates in order to spur growth bond vespers have not penalize sovereign issuers such as the united states britain japan and france for losing their top credit ratings and while standard and poor's stripped the u.s. of its aaa rating in august of two thousand and eleven treasuries moved in the opposite direction the opposite direction yields touched a record low of one point three percent in two thousand and twelve so here's the thing unlike in two thousand and seven we now have thirty trillion more dollars in global debt and this brings us to the issue of regulatory capture oh yes regulatory capture now this is a form of political corruption that occurs when
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a regulatory. and sea created to act in the public interest instead advances the commercial or special concerns of interest groups that dominate the industry it is charged with regulating kind of like what happened when governments started bailing out certain banks back in two thousand and seven under the pretext that they were saving the global economy and while the global economy might have been temporarily saved what's going to happen the next time the next crisis hits because as sure as i am sitting here there will be another crisis when i'm not exactly sure but i am sure that there will be one and i'm also sure there are regulatory capture is a form of government failure one that i hope is not employed this next go around.
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sign up for a continuation of our recent interview with jim rickards now in the first half of our interview with jim which aired last week we spoke more about money in the monetary system however in part two we dive into the u.s. and global economy now much of the recent data in the u.s. has been weak but data in europe has been significantly better i asked jim what he was seen here's what he had to say check it out but that's exactly where the saying for three years you know in december when the fed tapered i were a few up as i said look out for the recession of two thousand and fourteen i said the fed was tapering into weakness and i don't have a crystal ball actually take the fed at the word the fed said that tapering you know reduction asset purchases which is a form of monetary tightening was data dependent but they didn't live up to their own criteria you look at the center ok growth was a little bit higher in the third and fourth quarters although since then that's been revised downward which was not a surprise but they also said the other two metrics to inflation and employment.
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the unemployment rate was coming down but the employment situation was not good because labor force participation was collapsing the number of people working in the united states is no higher than it was fourteen years ago so there's no growth error and inflation is way below the fed's target so just looking at their own criteria they should not have tapered in the center by their own measure they did they based on a forecast the fed has the worst forecasting record of any major economic institutions where the fed say they thought things would get better it's pretty good sign that things are actually going to get worse and so they so they blundered they probably tightened into weakness we probably. will have a recession this year come very close to one in europe if you go back three years and you had you know roubini and koopman and stiglitz and all these guys running around their hair on fire saying you know the euro is collapsing and greece was going to get kicked out and spain was going to quit and there would be a northern tier in the southern tier and i said three years ago it was all nonsense the euro would hang together they would add members which they have and that the
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euro is strong and getting stronger which is exactly the way it's played out the reason is the following air and all the major areas so europe the united states japan and china all have to make structural adjustments we have a structural depression in the world you cannot solve a structural problem with monetary solutions which is what everyone's trying are the only one who step up to the plate and made the structural changes in europe you know in terms of things like labor mobility fiscal policy getting their houses in order etc and as a result they're beginning to get capital inflows largely from china because china is full up on dollars they don't want anymore dollars so they're starting to invest in your in your as they want to see europe get their act together but europe did get their act together and now the chinese capital is coming in and a lot of the u.s. capital is returning so it doesn't surprise me and i would again i'm very bullish on the euro for years and that has played out very bearish on the u.s. economy and i think that is also playing out one of the weak link in the u.s. economy today is that jobs and wages how does the stock the fed how do you see it.
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it's structural and we define structural structural as a basket of public policy so it's not monetary if printing money could fix the problem the economy would have been growing robustly a couple years ago in fact that's what the fed expected you know remember in two thousand and nine when talked about green shoots in two thousand and ten and secretary geithner the secretary of the treasury of the time talked about the recovery summer those expectations have been disappointing year after year after year and now going on five years in a row why is that well the reason is that we have a structural problem not a liquidity problem so what are structural solutions these are things like fiscal policy you need to lower taxes i could give you a set of policies that if they were not to tomorrow i would sell my gold and buy stocks for me right now mobile home buyer of gold but what would they be eliminating the corporate income tax eliminating taxes on overseas earnings lowering the regular individual income tax getting rid of capital gains taxes you
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know getting rid of other impediments to labor improving our education system. building the keystone pipeline these are monetary issues these are school and public policy issues and you can put the package of those things together and this economy would take off from this economy would grow five six seven percent at least for a period of time before it leveled off and do a more sustainable sort of three and a half four percent growth that's what everyone expected but we're not getting it and the reason we're not getting is because we're not making structural adjustments we're trying to use monetary policy in monetary policy doesn't work let's contrast this to europe where the e.c.b. has been less aggressive been the fed and recovery it's been difficult but markets composite p.m.i. it came in at fifty three point three which says growth in the euro zone is that a thirty two month high where is this heading in your in your opinion. well i think it's heading higher for a number of reasons first of all you know unemployment is very high we know this but that's bad in and of itself certainly better if you're unemployed but the good
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part of it is that those people can come back into the labor force so you can as. ad if you saw the structural problems and get your economy growing you've got a huge pool of labor and you know in places like spain for example you know people talk about you know so-called sticky wages that nobody wants to take a pay cut well nobody likes a pay cut but you know greek bureaucrats have seen their pay cut for maybe seventy five thousand dollars equivalent down to fifty thousand dollars but in a place like spain or italy or some of the other places in europe portugal etc you've got a generation of twenty three twenty four twenty five year old college educated adults who don't have jobs are living at home with their parents they don't have accurate expectations about how much they should be making so you give them an entry level job with training in advancement benefits they'll take it at a world competitive wage and that's starting to happen it takes time but push over and all the others are building ford are building very large car assembly plants and you have chinese capital is coming in the chinese are buying infrastructure the
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buying ports and docks and airports and highways and cetera so all that story into click now for europe so they've got a large fairly well educated pool of labor who are willing to work at a world competitive wage they've got a capital inflows they are unified in their fiscal policy they are unifying their banking policy they're going to come up with you know unified back interest on all this is not completely in place but it's all in the works you can see it coming and then ultimately the issue euro bonds want to say euro bonds on me in the traditional to our denominated bonds in europe i'm talking about a bond backed by the full faith and credit of all the members of the eurozone. you know who they were the monetary policy is set by the european central bank now imagine a bond bax not by germany or by earlier by france but by all of them all the members of the eurozone that that would then put the euro in a position to displace the dollar as the global reserve currency is now japanese that base wages they increased for the first time in two years just last month and
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this is going along with a rise in prices so the question is is deflation over in japan. well i don't think it's over because as i said earlier it's structural in other words if you print enough money the way to understand inflation deflationary so we sort of have both at the same time this is true in japan so it's a true in the united states so you've got deflation which is the natural consequence of depression and we you know the world has been in a depression since two thousand and seven japan has been in a prolonged very long depression since the one nine hundred ninety so the world is in a depressionary state which is basically deflationary on the other hand you have very stimulative monetary policy all this money printing which is typically very inflationary but a lot of the critics have said you know we're going to have the software inflation coming from the fed and that hasn't turned up yet we haven't actually seen that much inflation despite the money printing but why is that was because you've got this deflationary force so it's sort of a tug of war you've got deflation pulling this way inflation pulling this way but
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they're kind of evenly matched so you don't actually get much change in the index now the question is in the price indices the question is what happens when one side or the other wins of deflation wins you could have very rapid deflation of inflation wins it which would basically be a change in behavior a psychological change that increases the velocity of money then inflation could take off and spin out of control as it did the one nine hundred seventy so the good thing for investors obviously are and if you knew whether we were in for inflation or deflation you would know how to position your portfolio very well can you could it right exactly because it could go either way now i don't think deflation is going to go very far in japan because they deflationary forces are so strong they're also structural they also have not been addressed you've got a demographic weight in japan but you've got other problems as well they they've they propped up all their big banks show you go back to two thousand and nine two thousand and eight you can hear bernanke is saying we're not going to make the mistakes of japan referring to the one nine hundred ninety s.
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well guess what we've made every single mistake that japan they you know banks that should have been shut down were preserved assets. should have been written off or left on the balance sheet the whole thing was locked in place it was propped up with government guarantees of money printing by the should the should have been allowed to collapse and then from that you can get new banks with clean balance sheets restructure banks and then the economy could grow from there so we've actually repeated the mistakes of japan and it's no surprise that we're not growing very well that was economist and best selling author jim rickards it's time now for a very quick break but stick around because when we return we're bringing you my interview with political science professor tom ferguson now ferguson shares with us his views on the role of corporate money and campaign finance plus in today's big deal edward harrison and i are discussing of a nomex what do the inflation numbers in japan look like and how it's been so obvious spike going against his country's deflationary woes to let you know coming right up and as we head to
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and spanish what matters to you. it will turn into bangalore stories. here. i'll teach spanish to find out more visit actually dad don't call tito it's called. america. now right. what role does corporate money play in campaigns well with all the horrible or whatever citizens united you probably think things have gotten pretty bad over the
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past couple years but according to tom ferguson a professor of political science at the university of gnostic use it's boston it actually hasn't now ferguson says big hit in money for campaigns has been going on for decades ferguson studies how money affects campaign elections and he told us that since the one nine hundred ninety s. five twenty seven tax exempt organizations were effectively eliminated sees me unlimited not eliminated unlimited very different and very important point out so he sees the world of campaign finance post citizens united as much the same as before i first asked him to explain his study and how he was able to track political donations and campaigns here's what he had to say. well we did was something which really hasn't been done when the political money in america could be thought of as a kind of spectrum and most of that spectrum is invisible to the naked eye and that's true even after we're done work but what we do is we take the money that's
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reported to the federal election commission which mostly individual donations and then combine that with the five twenty seven money that's reported to the i.r.s. and then we also they not only report that money they report their use so we can actually sort of track in effect the independent expenditures and all the sort of nominally independent money because they're not really independent we know this. that goes into candidates and when you some those numbers up there are the only people who do this and in a reliable fashion here's what i'd say don't take brand x. just stick with us there. we are able to sort of create database that really represents all the cash or the other thing we do is we sort through the large contributors. so that we catch pretty much all the addressed changes the missing middle initials the juniors the seniors the stuff that flips through the data like
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shesher cat smile then they go over here they go over there it's like we do all that stuff and so we're actually pin much better how much money is really coming from individual contributors and companies are sort of somewhat pithy way of putting this is the presidential elections are a game basically of the one percent and that's an interesting. if i don't want to cut you off cut off your question but i just the thing you've got to understand is that that's probably the best showing you'll find in american politics for ordinary people presidential elections in congressional elections in legislation local legislative and gubernatorial elections you're almost certainly going to find worst . imbalances and that's a right to know we've got serious problems that's a serious problem well put to you i want to say but i have to ask you so you'll probably say yes that was president barack obama supported by big business broader than many realized i think that most people didn't think that over for sure yeah i can you can you get on this sure actually
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a little i let you go i want to want to quickly ask how does that translate into policy that's probably the better question i gave if can you buy policy essentially well in iowa i would just look at this piece today it's in the politico on bank taxes a proposed bank tax a republican member as i guess is the chair of ways and means representative camp i think has proposed to leave axing banks and everybody in the republican party sucked in their breath and nearly fainted and then the politico piece actually just records how the banks are going to they're all the republican leaders of the party eric cantor and the others they're all discussed they're just saying we're cutting off all the money and everybody is now telling them guess what that that policy proposal will never be enacted into law. to tell you yeah i think money talks. in american politics it may not be the only voice and after all there were those
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you know. ordinary people giving some money and there are more of them in the democratic party but not not in the norm of some out to make a huge bit of difference yeah i thought i'm not i think there's a reason why you are in as there's a kind of feedback effect that's really kind of devastating where you get some economic inequality going maybe for i'm not going to call it legitimate i'm going to call it a genuine economic. reasons say the deregulation of finance bill that was deeply political and certainly probably launched more political contributions than any issue in american history but so you get some inequality going then you start feeding back that cash into power. the tics and soon the inequality is increasing and there's a kind of an unsympathetic being like myself would probably refer to it as a death spiral your you can go if you like the sun fer the some central american republics but they were the us is becoming
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a banana republic even though the polar vortex today makes that particular joke. song i've actually made the very same joke i love a great minds think alike not want to move hungry here some people may criticize gerrymandering and redistricting as ways parties can flit by control over seats making them less competitive now in your view is this something something that we should be worried about as well or does campaign money basically override one's nominal political affiliation i'm afraid on this one you know to i'm in the position of the old the famous old apocryphal hubert humphrey quote you know we can have jobs and pollution to the look both of those yeah i'd worry about gerrymandering it happens it's happened in north carolina it's happened in illinois it's happened in california in the past there's a lot i mean they did something to try to fix that recently it's happened in a lot of states and you know it has consequences at the same time you know
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gerrymandering can't be the basic problem in american politics depending on what you're trying to explain what party polarization because you know nobody's gerrymandered the u.s. senate but the senate does rather look like the house in many outcomes and even to the degree of the business and if you like stalled inaction in that sense and i think money really talks and it matters hugely gerrymandering is not the thing that's driving say the moment when people tell you the gerrymandering drives american politics. and what explains the senate. polarization you know that nobody has messed with the u.s. senate. well u.s. state boundaries never actually given you know waiving a few small details between states at various points in time so now i'm firmly in the position that you know the big story is cash basically look real simple issue here it really costs money to campaign somebody has to pay that either we all pay
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a little public funding or a few people pay at all and they control everything there's i think there's no real . way to split that difference it's probably. that was tom ferguson professor of political science at the university of massachusetts boston time now for today's big deal. this is a big deal edward harrison and i discussed it shins so obvious already nomics is running out of arrows. hunting the hunting games. what are we talking about here's a retard about. now here are the latest numbers out of japan you know the ongoing fight to slow deflation it's just
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a fight for there ever was one and to bring up to speed avenel next is japanese presidential strategy for a battle in his country's way out of deflation an anteroom into full employment it does so through a combination of fiscal stimulus monetary easing and structural reforms if the core problem is deflation what do the inflation figures look like here in japan well there in japan here are the actual numbers that i was speaking of before now the inflation rates in january take a look at the numbers the inflation for january was one point four percent which is still a ways away from the goal of two percent which is what they want and now i give me an update on all day now max. are you predicting all day nomics will fail of japan's g.d.p. growth falls below zero point five percent if you think yes that's what i'm saying i'm thinking we're going to see that. will show japanese growth fall a little below zero point five percent and that would be seen as
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a failure and here's the reason is because the numbers that you were just quoting there that they were going to go up to two percent they're already at the one point four percent inflation how can people spend money if there's inflation and they're not making more money you know there's no we rode in. it's growth in japan but there's not really a whole lot of with what since the one nine hundred ninety s. there's been very lackluster with growth in japan and you can't have inflation without having wage increases otherwise it's just a tax on consumption and that's going to hurt g.d.p. ultimately by and second what do you mean i mean you know we see a little bit of wage growth it's just starting so maybe you know his his policies could have some impact but you know they're nowhere near full employment i don't see how wage earners have any say whatsoever and employers have been saying that they're just not going to increase wages that sample now the big surprise that in twenty thirteen the economy grew only point seven percent down from an initial
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estimate of one percent at is this what you expected definitely you know you come in guns blazing at the beginning basically you get like three or four percent growth right at the beginning but as time goes along you know inflation starts to tick up and then you have the poor with growth problem and all of the stuff peters out unless you get in there and do some structural reforms we're talking things you know in the agricultural business if in the pharma business french you can't actually have over the counter drugs on law and in japan you know they have a locus a patient rate for women there are bunch of different structural reforms they could do none of these things are happening so you know the whole thing is a bunch of increased population to it was not a problem you know they have a very big demographic problem and that's one of the reasons that they need growth because without growth it's going to be very difficult to be able to have as many
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benefits for the older population now we only have one minute left but i really want to get the senate how are our policies doing in stopping deflation altogether and is it leading to any growth do you think i don't think it's going to lead to any growth i think that the growth is out i think if you're going to. one growth what you need is some sort of structural reform you need to have full employment on top of that because in order to get wage growth you need to first move to full employment that will give workers some degree of power with the i learned mario to be able to actually ask for more wages and wages and actual inflation can go hand in hand i think you can look at britain as probably best case scenario after world war two hundred fifty percent government debt to g.d.p. they would have that down to something around fifty percent at some point in the two thousand i mean that was a hard road to go but that's probably the best they did it had i have plenty of questions on that too but i want to get to another time thank you as always that's
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tonight and when the first moment of cocktail was thrown in our guys stood there defending the law and order and we believe that he. has never surrendered to anyone and it never will. good luck or a jury. found anything. to teach me. this
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is why you should care. to investigate the killings during riots in kiev as well as the many allegations of human rights violations in post-coup ukraine meanwhile. it's against the law to provide that kind of package to a government that has been overthrown it's a military coup ukraine's interim prime minister heads to washington to discuss america's pledge about one billion dollars a year despite claims against us lol. and after three years the massive decontamination efforts continue at the crippled fukushima nuclear plant in japan with leaks and radiation fears as widespread as.
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international news and comment live from moscow this is all seem to national with me thanks for joining us. russia's demanding a full investigation into who was behind the killings during last month's riots in kiev mosco also want to look at this spread of neo nazi ideology following the ousting of ukraine's president a delegation from russia have address the parliamentary assembly of the council of europe on cheese pizza only one has the details for us. delegation of senior representatives of the russian foreign ministry are here in europe to now what they want to see is a full investigation into what's going on in ukraine right now particularly they want to look at the situation regarding the the snipers which murdered people both on the side of the demonstrators and on the side of the police in kiev now this all
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came to light following a leaked phone call between the a stony and foreign minister and the head of foreign policy for the european union catherine ashton all very tense shows that people who were killed by snipers from both sides among women and from the streets they were at the same snipers killing people from both sides so that varies i was stronger and stronger understanding that behind snipers it was not called which but it was somebody from the new coalition now the issue regarding those snipers that shot both demonstrators and police isn't the only issue that this delegation of russia from the russian foreign ministry will be raising they also want to look at the rise of the far right in ukraine in particular if you look at the streets of kiev well the de facto police force right now come from the organization right sector which are referred to as being a neo nazi organization they also want to look at human rights violations
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censorship of the press in ukraine and the treatment of m.p.'s and ultimately they want to address the legitimacy of the current government that is in charge in kiev after they took power from a elected government. meanwhile u.s. president barack obama is set to play host to ukraine's interim prime minister a sunni yet so new the two will discuss the one billion dollars aid washington has already pledged to key of the u.s. has also unveiled plans to send rule fighter jets to nato bases in poland and lithuania that's in addition to the sixteen jets already deployed last week the moves were prompted by what the pentagon calls russian aggression in ukraine and was said to be sure in washington's alliance and this is a churkin explains not just how deeply involved america is in the ukrainian crisis ukraine's cool pointed interim prime minister gets a new comes to the u.s.
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capitol for a public show of mutual affection this is showing public support by the most powerful country in the world to an unelected prime minister who seized power illegally but they hope to gain legitimacy through this international arena the u.s. involvement in the ukrainian crisis reaches far and wide despite loud words about rooting for democracy and the ukrainian people deciding their own future it's a new open ukraine foundation has nato and the department of state as official partners and he's a frequent visitor to the us where his sister reportedly a prominent scientologist resides on the west coast the politician was discussed in the infamous leaked nuland phone conversations where american politicians played out favorable scenarios for the west as if on a chess board i think he is the guy who's got the economic experience the governing experience he's the he's the guy you know what he needs is clear on a book on the outside he needs to be talking to them four times a week this prime minister we know is the favorite choice by victoria nuland
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representing the state department because the rest of the ukrainian government the new government is loaded with. during the chaos on raveling in kiev nato when u.s. officials paraded my don distributing snacks to the protesters and meeting with the new to the fine tunes of italian pop songs about a beautiful future. today the u.s. has already gone in headfirst into putting ukraine's finances in order we are already on the ground here in ukraine experts from the f.b.i. the department of justice and the treasury who are working with their counterparts then again supporting questionable governments that leverage geopolitical strategy is nothing new for the u.s. if you want. the foreign policy of the. international or principle but it doesn't deviate from or there is no double
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standard in the behavior of the u.s. i won't be able to do that while in washington d.c. or cities in europe is getting a warm welcome from barack obama making appearances at the u.s. congress and spending time with the heads of the i.m.f. and the world bank the new prime minister crane is the i.m.f. manning and that's how it should be viewed that's been his track record for the last ten years he's wanted to do the bidding of the i.m.f. the world bank the german banks in other words he's a client or a proxy of the same forces that want to integrate ukraine into the you now for the benefit of the ukrainian people but in order to make money arguably dragging ukraine right into the west proper tearing under us guise of an honest attempt to help just as you took on our party washington d.c. . washington's promise of financial aid to ukraine also goes against us legislation if a foreign assistance act clearly a rules out sending money to governments that came to power could
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a ta but publisher of the trans journal charles lente says it's not the first time the us has been their walls to sort its own agenda. let us not forget that the united states still approve their one point three billion dollar loan package to egypt and it's against the law to provide that kind of package to a government that has been overthrown it's a military coup but the united states still does not call what happened in egypt a military coup and they're certainly not calling this that either the fact is a democratically elected government like them or not was overthrown and now the new prime minister is be is coming to the united states to meet with president obama from an illegitimate government so you could see international war local war state law federal law the laws on your side when you wanted the word justice by the way
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it's being misspelled it's j u.s.t. u.s. justice when they need to use it justice when they want to use it against you. says foreign reporter in france descended on crimea if you question the bond ground of the force patrolling crimea streets they were quick to conclude the masked man was russian soldiers russian military helicopters and planes are entry in ukraine and russian forces have seized crimea's airports the u.s. intelligence community and nato are urgently trying to figure out what the russians may do next however moscow has repeatedly said the only military personnel it has on the peninsula belongs to its black sea fleet which is permanently based in the area the identified soldiers call themselves the seventh self defense squads and the video one of the commanders lying to on the origins has surfaced online. yeah but it's the learn. i'm from the self defense term for company one of the
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companies formed on february the twenty third in simferopol be my commander and here base the commander of the crimean front a public group which had the courage to act in these difficult times we now have a legitimate government of prime minister the chairman of the supreme council and we have be them why do you think these are russian military forces i won't tell you where exactly these guys come from and who the archers but i can assure you very soon you'll be surprised when you find out what their crime means i'm crimean too but at the moment i'm allowed to talk to you and they're not i'm standing right here because i was led down by people who are supposed to protect us we set up checkpoints so that armed people from ukraine don't come here to kill me or you or our families we don't want to fight with anyone but the police are simply unfit to keep order. they're coming crimean referendum has been denounced by
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a number of western countries but it's only the latest move for self-determination seen in the europe well it comes months ahead of the referendum in scotland which is going ahead without any international controversy similar sentiment has been brewing in catalonia for years yet spain's prime minister mariano rajoy has rejected any talk of separating the country's wealthiest a region yet there has been no vocal criticism from the international community and one bit for independence that was successful in europe they two thousand and eight washington a box decision by costs about a breakaway from serbia retired u.s. diplomat and u.n. peacekeeper gerald and believes this is also a choice the people of crimea must make themselves. the united states has long declared that the. unilateral declaration of independence by kosovo in two thousand and eight was unique and did not set any precedent now the initial
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intervention in kosovo by nato was done without a u.n. security council resolution the united states as i said has always claimed that that was not a precedent the russians amongst others the russian government and others have. just spewed that and so i say it's really in the eye of the beholder but self-determination is a doctrine that has been accepted by many presumably if you're if you're going to follow the idea of self-determination crimea might be seen as having a right to make their own judgment. stay with us international as a bring you the latest developments around ukraine's ongoing crisis. three years after the figure she were a nuclear disaster japan is still struggling to contain the harmful effects of the world's worst atomic accident since chernobyl despite massive cleanup efforts there
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are still repeated leaks and the entire area is deemed too hazardous for people to return to so let's now take a look at how at how it all reached this point so after the earthquake and tsunami of march twenty seventh they dumb a sugar sugar planned discharged massive amounts of radiation fast forward seven months and it was revealed the facility released twice as much as previously thought here later operators tepco finally admitted it failed to implement safety improvements that led to the mold down last march record radiation levels were found in local fish in june twentieth thirteen it was revealed the cause was radioactive water leaking from a storage tank and in august last year tepco confessed that around three hundred tons of highly radioactive water had leaked from fukushima since twenty eleven has followed the incident throughout and even send its own reporters to the side to gather stories which are available on our website and here's
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a quick preview. technically we're now well within the fukushima no go zone we're just ten kilometers from the nuclear power station these houses ravaged by the tsunami twenty eleven still standing here and nowhere near to being restored. one of the frightening things about this entire incident is that there are no concrete boundaries that can clearly guarantee your safety. it's hard to say what gives you a creepier feeling the trail of destruction left by the twenty eleven tsunami all the houses untouched by natural disaster but the band after the nuclear accident. just to give you an idea of the consistency right now the dagger count is really
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that frequent tonight micro ringgits which is about thirty times what is more than the accepted level but if you come down here to where the soil and a lot of it collects of the radiation will quickly jumped up and it's still climbing earlier we got a reading of ninety nine in my career which is about a thousand times more than what is the accepted level of state three dimensional. place where i'm at right now more than ten thousand people are currently living. and. have all but jacobs a new history professor from the here will show a piece instantiate it things the cleanup efforts at fukushima well below stand. all that's being done is sort of emergency ad hoc staps to put this water into tanks and there's more and more water every day being put into tanks tanks are being hastily constructed many people believe it's just
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a matter of time before all the water held in those tanks simply and tears into the ground in the ocean it's just being done on an emergency basis it's not being managed with forward thinking and with with adequate expenditures and equipment at this point there's been enough lies that most people think that what they're hearing from the media isn't accurate but the media was under playing this all along i think the general feeling is that tepco and the government are only admitting what they're unable to deny and that they're not forthcoming with information at all. and thousands of press have since run it and talking against tepco is handling of the cleanup operations it'll take at least an estimated three decades to decommission the facilitator and maybe what is in our leaving because of toxic exposure while those who are needy also lack the proper skills and experience but that robot cheik of says if the figures show residents that have really been left to die as trains why the authorities. there should have been better regulation
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throughout the period before the meltdowns and the earthquake there should be extremely vigorous measures being taken to ensure that there are no future problems not enough is being done for public safety and protection and one of the places that it's easiest to see that is in the treatment of the people the hundreds of thousands of people that are refugees from the areas that they've had to evacuate or areas that have been contaminated in the fukushima prefecture very little is being done for those people and they're being told that they're going to be moved back into the damn unaided areas they're going to have the assistance that they've received for losing their workplace losing their businesses and homes will be cut off at this point i think that public welfare is and is far from the most important thing being being supported in japan. on the way and also international drawing today trying to more.
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is just one of the countries saying volunteers flock to the middle east in conflicts it's estimated around two thousand europeans are currently inside syria france is the biggest source of volunteers with an estimated seven hundred germany and belgium have each seen around three hundred people had for syria while u.k. authorities recently believe around two hundred fifty britons have returned home from the war and now pose a serious terror threat or smith has more now from london. what's happening in these muslim families it seems is that people are seeing someone becoming more and more radicalized thinking possibly about going to fight in syria whether it be a brother or a sister or even a friend and rather than going to. their local mosque which is what they most have done in the past going outside what is often a very close knit community and going to the police who often are seen as essentially the enemy and reporting that to the police with all the implications that that brings including rest and even potential imprisonment so it's obvious
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that the muslim community if we can call them that the whole kind of thing it's very worried about the threat of people going to fight in syria now this information comes straight from the horse's mouth from the metropolitan police assistant commissioner quested dick she's been talking about these families coming forward and saying to the police that we're worried about somebody we think that they might be next step might be to go and fight in syria and as a result of that at least in part in britain we've seen more serious related arrests in just this portion of two thousand and fourteen that we've that we've already had in the whole of two thousand and thirteen so it's certainly an increasing problem in this country in response to that there has been a change in police strategy. says that families community leaders and police are working better together they've changed their tactics in the fall in terrorism related to their no longer really targeting people on the streets and also fewer
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major operations which haven't been all that successful in the past. israel says it regrets the killing of a palestinian judge after mistaking him for a terrorist and the situation has been launched the incident on the border crossing between jordan and the occupied was behind the man was shot after an argument with israeli soldiers before details of this story on our website and also online for you the u.s. senate accuses the cia of hacking into a computer system used by congress and secretly removing classified documents. have been moved violated the american constitutional mind long the scandal at all to dot com. and your own official says britain's unmanned drone fleet could soon be redeployed to africa and the middle east following the military's withdrawal from afghanistan that sparked fears of more collateral damage with some observers accusing the u.k. of failing to account for the civilian deaths already caused by it's going to our
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own campaign but as our first reports they were dish public is largely oblivious to the issue. trying to lead to conflict. because of crime. britain's drone war is looming. the u.k.'s reproduce fleet recently doubled to ten and there have been indications that their reach could spread far beyond the current operations in afghanistan is a real commitment to use of unmanned systems well into the future by the protests by the americans by military forces around the world oh yeah fording tin in lincoln and the heart of the english countryside a surveillance plane collides three the sky. you won't see any signs of the reaper fleet they currently on deployment in afghanistan but it's from this base that operated un special rapporteur everson his report into the impact of drone strikes
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was published on tuesday said the britain's ministry of defense could be put. pairing to use it we could drains in africa and the middle east once they finished their deployment in afghanistan the ministry of defense to be all of this good p.r. drive recently learned the regular some of what takes place over drone base here in our area affording but there is still more questions than answers once a month some protesters turned out to minding the greater scrutiny of exactly what goes on here well one of the things that's really important is clarity of what they're doing we hope there's going to be more public debate we're going to keep pushing it and the train inquiry noted that research into civilian deaths was being hampered by government secrecy and appealed for greater transparency where civilian deaths are concerned britain's reapers have clocked take a forty six thousand hours flying in afghanistan and by the end of last july
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a total of four hundred five weapons were discharged but when it comes to civilian casualties chris colin was said the figure is doing quite add up to spend roughly the same amount of strikes in afghanistan. cia drone strikes in pakistan and the. only four civilian casualties from crime strikes in afghanistan where we know there have been somewhere like four hundred to nine hundred casualties. so either one hundred to two hundred times better at crunch strikes from the us what something seriously wrong with those focus and if you're wondering why this protest group is so small while those being next to no public debate so by and large the u.k.'s join activities continue to take place out of the site and far away from the
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unfold picture of today's lives my own designs from around the globe from. local. t.v. . please. technology innovation all the latest developments from around russia we've got the future covered. the baltic is one of the most polluted seas in the world. and some of the species they catch there have become toxic contaminating the pellets but also the entire food chain. in sweden i have an appointment with jen isaacson he's a greenpeace activist. he brings me to fish up to buy fish caught in the region. so i'd like some herring and salmon some. but before selling them to us
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the fishmonger is going to say something rather surprising she's warning us about her own merchandise it's not very. nice is for securing you should be careful and not very much. more than at the most class and it's the same thing with you. and if you're pregnant you shouldn't eat the fish from the baltic at all. if she gives this warning it is thanks to the work of jan in the swedish government which has started giving public health for things against eating baltic fish especially fatty fish like salmon or herring. that contains higher levels so dioxides and its one of the most powerful toxic pollutants not that we know today and extremely low levels all else and it's going to have
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a face on your home a form of systems that's. close counselor. to find the source of this pollution we don't have to look very far. so this is a let's try on this morning road. just an hour's drive outside of stockholm to this chemical plant which turns swedish trees into paper. paper mills like this is historically one of the main sources of. pollution so. it's quite natural to find it's in here and high concentrations. these chemicals then move up the food chain. the more fatty the fish the more the pollutants are absorbed into the flesh some such as pesticides or b.c.b.s. are never eliminated and are called persistent organic pollutants. moving up the
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food chain they concentrate more and more in the fatty tissues. at the end of the chain a kilo of tuna or salmon is much more toxic than a kilo of small fish. consequently some fatty fish from the baltic have become unfit for consumption. so they are harder to find on the consumer's plate. so they find themselves in heavy demand in the market for making dry pellet fish feed. and that's where the toxicity builds up . back to in a dry pellet feed plant. to process the fed fish finials and cooks them in these large ovens. at the end of the line he obtains two very different products firstly
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protein powder and second place fish oil. these two ingredients are used to come up with the finished product and each of them in their own way will contribute to the contamination of the pellets. let's begin with the oil. by concentrating in the fatty parts it accelerates the build up of the pollutants. this is why farmed fish are more susceptible than wild fish. protein powders in turn pose another problem even worse. it's at the end of the line that i find it in this large chemical container. the antioxidant ends up in a protein powder here. it's called a fox and. it talks a q a product that fin nielsen uses extensively but apparently he doesn't know
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anything about. what is it used for what happens if you don't. i don't know what it is i just know i have to put it in. why is this mysterious chemicals used and does it pose a threat to consumers. this is the story of one of the best kept secrets of the food processing industry. at first glance a toxic ian has no place in a food factory. the product was registered in one nine hundred fifty nine by monsanto the giant u.s. chemical company in the category of pesticides. it was used to treat rubber but also fruits and vegetables. its use is strictly regulated and limited. what is it doing in fish feed.
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the answer can be found in switzerland in geneva in this anti-fraud laboratory. two years ago patrick edgar and d.d. or telly were surprised to find a tux again in the flesh of farmed fish in extremely high levels. well above the fifty micrograms per kilogram permitted in foodstuffs. that are. not. the reference value is fifty so we're looking at this level. here and we'll see that in our fish the measurements are ten to twenty times more than the standard because concentrations are between five hundred and eight hundred or nearly a thousand micrograms per kilogram have been found you know. they're extremely higher than the norm so they're a lot higher than the norm we don't see that in wild fish this is logical since they're not fed fish meal on the other hand all the fish coming from the aquaculture industry are contaminated with the king. before them
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nobody had ever thought to look for a toxic eating fish and for good reason the product is supposed to protect fruits and vegetables but meal manufacturers have found another use for it. i don't know in fact it's put into fishmeal which prevent the fat much at present from becoming rancid all that's ensuring the quality of the fats i got us the problem is that the manufacturers of the dry meal pellets did not notify the health authorities of the change in use. the result that toxic in levels are strictly controlled in fruits and vegetables and even meat but not in fish. it's paradoxical that there are standards set for cattle and chickens but no standards for fish even more so than you can find a standard set for kangaroos for reptiles but none at all for fish. and patrick edgar made an even stranger discovery. the effects of
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a toxic keen on human health of actually never been evaluated by the us as a european food safety agency. i mean milk and a lot of things are missing when you take a hard look at the report concerning long term toxicity and aspects related to cancer no valid studies have been submitted concerning the levels of toxicity in reproduction or fetal development you did look no valid studies have been submitted on neurotoxicity either. we don't after all e.f.-s. a could not even establish an acceptable daily intake level because it claims it was not able to calculate it due to insufficient data she sits if such a substance is to be introduced to the marketplace it certainly shouldn't have been done using such weak study it is true to see for. only one serious study has been published it comes from a norwegian researcher. not that we have found almost nothing is it except this is the this which was written in norway. i decided to track down this researcher.
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she defended her thesis in bergen and western norway in this state research institute the n.i. f.e.'s however since then she's lost her job there so i found her at home. working with a toxic in victoria bone at first discovered that nobody not even the manufacturer monsanto had any idea of the effects of this chemical on human health. i think in fact what do you know when asked if it was a safe product say it's false they just assumed that it wouldn't pose a problem but that's not the case now being investigated you know that it's true that's crazy you're not supposed to put something you know food without investigation oh yes. after several years of
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work she made six major discoveries concerning this product each one more disturbing than the others. if they go through the i discovered that a fox a quinn has the power to cause the blood brain barrier to know about. this barrier has a very important function. that it exists as a physical means to protect the brain. barrier for. x. or a substance is no foreign substance to the human body is supposed to be able to pass through it into the brain this is. yes so that's really bad yes. of course and this is stuff he should have been published as quickly as possible so that's possible yes. every day in her opinion brain
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contamination but also probable carcinogenic of facts. the problem is that over the last few years victoria bone hasn't been able to publish any of her results in a scientific journal. you know maybe. because i'm no longer employed at the institute i lost my status as a researcher and suddenly i didn't have the right to publish my scientific research . at the end of her thesis despite her many discoveries victoria bone had indeed left the state research institute. voluntarily. but i was about to discover that the reality was a bit different from the official version. because i because i finally decided that i no longer wanted to deal with this question anymore father when this family. vacation reveals you seem like you
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want to. do like. if you take that out then they can talk just about this and that. off camera victoria bone confirms that she had been pressured and there were even some attempts to falsify some of her results. in the hope of finding a job and one day publishing her research she chose not to denounce these practices in the media. but others have done so before her because she was not the first to been forced out. in two thousand and six this woman. also a researcher at the end i f e s had also measured the presence of hazardous substances in salmon. in a norwegian newspaper she had accused her superiors and the ministry of fisheries
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of pressuring her and falsifying her findings. cod. cluck. cluck. spinning ukraine with the crimea and said to vote on their status the west continues to threaten russia with sanctions how long will this standoff last and hasn't washington already blinked. plug right on the scene claiming the first strike.
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and i were being butchered. on our reporter's twitter going to uninstall. the day in the cold. on modern. america trip to syria next time germany comments now life and watch hearts going to . play
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. live. live. live live. live . four years ago research funding for a toxic aim was cut by the norwegian ministry official race. and according to kurt this decision may have been made under pressure from the minister of fisheries
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herself. she is also to author of the food security system that's controlling to feed the fish from diseases and there she controlled stiff authorities she controls all things that has to do with fish for me in norway and she uses her powar in a bad mouth so she gives them sort of to take down this fish this this is take it don't for one two two so we can sell the fish so we'll lose money if we have to sell the fish so they sell their fish that's infected and then i'm sick and that's never been before she is a rotten piece of and this story. to verify these accusations i decided to speak with this minister. in brussels in the aisles of a trade show i have an appointment with her for a five minute interview but the time allotted to me will be much shorter.
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to put a new face and he said you're trying to do some research about the substance called it took six weeks but this it will have the money complete you think to fund some research about the toxic we. don't know. that i think right i think and i mean we're here to look at the phoenix issue that's like i think what the quickly the communications officer puts an end to the interview with me i'm certain. that i am not and my question is not that that i think of ok book there you take. the minister does not wish to talk about. city. she claims to know nothing about it question. however if we take the time to check her c.v. which is posted on the ministry's website we learn that she worked for four years
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as a consultant for. the world leader in dry fish. just before being hired as a consultant to the ministry of fisheries. since then she has held dozens of jobs in the salmon industry and has even led one of the main lobbies the f.h.l. professional union and according to kurt. there is still some missing information from her impressive c.v. . the management authorities have their own interests in fish for me she's only eight percent of a big fish farm and her director is only twenty percent of another fish farm so this is what we call corruption and this is like the italian mafia. the accusation may be outrageous but the facts are there hidden by a simple financial arrangement it was enough for me to examine the records of this company called j m j invest. the minister is the major shareholder.
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and j m j invest actually possesses more than ten percent of a major norwegian salmon farm of which several other shareholders are members of the minister's family. toxic fish researchers muzzled a minister with a conflict of interest i left norway a little surprised by what i had just learned. but my investigation is not quite finished yet. i still have to discover how these fish sometimes make it to our plates without us even knowing it. all it takes is for a manufacturer to decide to discreetly mislabel a product exactly as what happened in the horsemeat scandal. in blown so male the main french fishing port some companies are not happy just
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selling fish. they also produce a product totally unknown to consumers which are widely used in prepared dishes. this day a shipment of cod from the baltic arrives on one side to fillet the piling up on the other the waste which will not last. the season what are you for living here is a small college. who sells all works for a company specializing in the processing of fish waste field office about fifteen so what is the caution that has been moved in this case it's a cod where you see that there's still a lot of flesh that can be extracted by pumping for use in processed foods such as riette for example of the like. so it gives added value to what was previously regarded as waste only a few years ago. and today it's become a highly valued resource. because a. highly valued and most importantly not very expensive these
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remains which are processed into our prepared meals are bought by loose for less than fifteen cents a kilo. some of them are loaded into these refrigerated containers others go directly into these dump trucks that are transported to this plant where nothing is lost. firstly the fish skins are recovered for use in the cosmetic industry. as to the heads and the flesh that remains attached to the bones they are sent to be processed in this workshop. but when we arrived all of the machines had been turned off. even though it's pretty clear that they had recently been in use but just before our visit to. boss of the plant ordered the production line to be shut down . so if the workshop for sage's doesn't bother him he's just afraid
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that consumers would be shocked if they saw him with the pulp looks like. we still managed to film what the boss wanted to avoid being shown with a hidden camera in another workshop. it's of this pope machine in action crushing the waste and extracting the shapeless mash and not very appetising substance which is called the pulp. once washed here's what the finished product looks like this one was made from the remains of a fatty fish truck. full can that be used for for example it's usually used in prepared meals but also in a lot of pet foods in what. what is any form for feeding dogs and cats. the advantage of this product is first and foremost its
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price the pulp sells for around one euro or thirty per kilo ten times cheaper than a fish so it's really in demand for food manufacturers especially since they are not required to indicate on their products labels that they contain paul. a plant which makes prepared meals in western france. this morning fraud control teams make a surprise inspection. mr emerick head of the social protection department hello welcome. him if he came to inspect the stocks of this famous brand food processing company and this cotton potato pie he wants to check its composition. so. this is the list of ingredients you have for water cod twenty three percent made up exclusively of cod and salt so the professionals job is to determine if
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there is indeed twenty three percent of the pure product in this musical jury. to determine just how pure a product in a manner of speaking when a prepared meal is labeled for example made with cod without adding the words fish the way it is usually made with pulp. but. when you cut off the edges and you take sample pieces from the middle. only shell emily wants to check that the composition of the pulp block corresponds to what is indicated on the label on. some blue over the shoulder for so here we have a block of fish fish suitable you're just going to compress because it's a frozen product so obviously it's easier to hide other fish species despite mixing them in with the cod and it would be if they were presented as fillets to the poor soul of cyclical job today. after the horsemeat scandal fish is also in the sights of the fraud control department.
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the samples are sent for d.n.a. analysis to the must say national analysis laboratory led by funding leaks out. thank you. thank dental fine fish is a long and complex process. according to a recent us study one out of three fish labels is misleading and that's the case with our hopes and i go there to specify. the it says there are several things and it shows and. this shows there's a part of pacific cod what we do and there are three parts of alaskan politics is as we see here on the alaskan pollock comparison sample you can scan it also roughly speaking we have pacific cod and alaskan halakhah yes but alaskan pollock hasn't. you mention it as an ingredient you know so that's illegal says if you know no matter it's an anomaly is not to have the professional explain the possible
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origin of the alaskan pollock in the pulp of this raw material. we shouldn't exclude the possibility of the accidental origin of the fish or simply the fact that alaskan pollock is cheaper than the pacific cod which could be a case of fraud. and you also have another kind of possible fraud which would be passing off the farmed fish as a wild one also wash. in place of caught. in pulp species substitutions are much more frequent and pose a problem of traceability. today the entire fish industry may be affected by these health concerns. so much so that some health professionals are completely changing their viewpoints concerning fish. we say is an oncologist today he is hosting an awareness raising workshop on the causes of cancer for these women all of whom are affected by the disease. our goal is not to go after the guilty
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parties but rather to take measures that will help prevent recurrence. and among the many causes that may lead to cancer fish has become one of his concerns. for the simple advice don't eat much big fish like salmon or tuna you know if not more than once or twice a month if you should eat small fish rich an omega three so if possible for someone who has breast cancer i would recommend small fish but the person. eating fish may affect my health is that what you're saying yes yes before it was good because of its measurable constituents that you know maybe three in particular and vitamin d. that you weren't given a second full of cod liver oil during your childhood for nothing because it was rich in vitamin d. and. it was beneficial to your health that it enabled but suddenly we find fish that is full of pesticides and mercury and if it's fish from finland we know that
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there is a lot of radioactivity still twenty years after chernobyl but of course so it's fish that shouldn't eat and it's fish that's full of radioactivity mercury emit heavy metals p.c.-b.s.d. dioxins etc. it's just not the same anymore so the message has to be different because unfortunately things have changed. for thirty years the french health authorities had encouraged unlimited fish consumption. this summer they lowered their recommendations. no more than two servings of fish per week one way to prevent or anticipate what could be our next food scandal. your friend posts a photo from a vacation you can't afford college it's different. the boss
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honest nice to me in my name is jim what's your name my name is jeffrey. you know patients in syria are opting to be knocked unconscious with metal bars because there are no anesthetics. in the u.k. the governor of the bank of england is doing something similar bashing the markets with a crowbar because there's no monetary policy in the bank of england's tool box. to sleep past a live wire fraud gold fix fraud is the fix for a four x.
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russia called in europe to investigate the killings during riots in kiev as well as the many allegations of human rights violations and posed screw ukraine meanwhile it's against the law to provide that kind of package to a government that has been overthrown it's a military coup ukraine's interim prime minister heads to washington to discuss america's pledge for a one billion dollar aid for kiev despite claims it's against us norm. and also they to this hour after three years the massive decontamination efforts continue at the crippled fukushima nuclear plant in japan going leaks and radiation fears as widespread as.
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this is also international income is here life for most and everyone welcome to the ball. russia's demanding a full investigation into who was behind the killings during last month's riots in kiev oskar also on sent to look at this spread of near not so ideology following the ousting of ukraine's president and delegation from russia have addressed the parliamentary assembly of the council of europe on his piece one of the has the details delegation of senior representatives of the russian foreign ministry are here in europe to now what they want to see is a full investigation into what's going on in ukraine right now particularly they want to look at the situation regarding the the snipers which murdered people both on the side of the demonstrators and on the side of the police in kiev now this all came to light following
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a leaked phone call between the stoney and foreign minister and the head of foreign policy for the european union catherine ashton all very tense shows that people who were killed by snipers from both sides among leishman and from the streets they were at the same snipers feeling people from both sides so that varies i was stronger and stronger understanding that behind snipers it was not going to call which for somebody from the new coalition the issue regarding those snipers that shot both demonstrators and police isn't the only issue that this delegation of russia from the russian foreign ministry will be raising they also want to look at the rise of the far right in ukraine in particular if you look at the streets of kiev well the de facto police force right now come from the organization right sector which are referred to as being a neo nazi organization they also want to look at human rights violations
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censorship of the press in ukraine and the treatment of m.p.'s and ultimately they want to address the legitimacy of the current government that is in charge in kiev after they took power from a elected government. meanwhile u.s. president barack obama is set to play host to ukraine's interim prime minister arseniy yatsenyuk the two will discuss the one billion dollars aid washington has already pledged to kiev the u.s. has also unveiled plans to send roll fighter jets to nato bases in poland and lithuania that's in addition to the sixteen jets already deployed there last week the moves were prompted by what the pentagon calls russian aggression in ukraine and it was said to be aimed at reassuring washington's nato allies and as the situation explains now just how deeply involved america is in the ukrainian crisis . ukraine's cool pointed interim prime minister comes to the u.s.
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capitol for a public show of mutual affection this is showing public support by the most powerful country in the world to an unelected prime minister who seized power illegally but they hope to gain legitimacy through this international arena the u.s. involvement in the ukrainian crisis reaches far and wide despite loud words about rooting for democracy and the ukrainian people deciding their own future you've seen us open ukraine foundation has nato and the department of state as official partners and he's a frequent visitor to the us where his sister reportedly a prominent scientologist resides on the west coast the politician was discussed in the infamous leaked newland phone conversations where american politicians played out favorable scenarios for the west as if on a chess board i think he is the guy who's got the economic experience the governing experience he's the he's the guy you know what he needs his cleats into a book on the outside he needs to be talking to them four times a week this prime minister we know is the favorite choice by victoria nuland representing the state department because the rest of the ukrainian government the
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new government is loaded with fascists and semi fascist during the callsign raveling in kiev nato and u.s. officials paraded my don distributing snacks to the protesters and meeting with the new to the fine tunes of italian pop songs about a beautiful future ahead. today the u.s. has already gone in headfirst into putting ukraine's finances in order. here in ukraine experts from the justice. of the treasury who are working with. parts then against supporting questionable governments that leverages geopolitical strategy is nothing new for the west if you want. the foreign policy of the u.s. . and. international group. but it doesn't deviate from or there is no double standard the behavior of the us i
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won't be able to do that while in washington d.c. our cities is getting a warm welcome from barack obama making appearances at the u.s. congress and spending time with the heads of the i.m.f. and the world bank the new prime minister crane is manning and that's how it should be viewed that's been his track record for the last ten years he's wanted to do the bidding of the i.m.f. the world bank the german banks in other words he's a client or a proxy of the same forces that want to integrate ukraine into the you not for the benefit of the ukrainian people but in order to make money arguably dragging ukraine right into the west's profiteering and the us guise of an honest attempt to help just as you're going to party washington d.c. . washington's promise of financial aid to ukraine also goes against u.s. legislation in foreign assistance clearly rules on sending money to governments that came to power via a clear guitar but publisher of the trans journal gerald celente says it's not the
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first time the u.s. has banned the rules to suit its own agenda. let us not forget that the united states still approve their one point three billion dollar loan package to egypt and it's against the law to provide that kind of package to a government that has been overthrown it's a military coup but the united states still does not call what happened in egypt a military coup and they're certainly not calling this that either the fact is a democratically elected government like them or not was overthrown and now the new prime minister is be is coming to the united states to meet with president obama from an illegitimate government so you could see international war local war state law federal law the law is on your side when you wanted the word justice by the way it's being misspelled it's j u.s.t. u.s.
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justice when they need to use it justice when they want to use it against you. since foreign reporters fans are descended on crimea if you question the bond ground of the forces patrolling crimea streets they were quick to conclude a month's manwell russian soldiers russian military helicopters and planes are entry in ukraine and russian forces have seized crimea's airports the u.s. intelligence community and nato are urgently trying to figure out what the russians may do next. however moscow has repeatedly said the only military personnel it has on the peninsula belongs to its blank sea fleet which is permanently based in their area they identified soldiers call themselves self-defense squads and the media where one of the commanders sheds light on their origins how soft a stone lying. you know but it's the lurd. i'm from the self-defense tenth company one of the companies formed on february the twenty third in simferopol be my
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commander and here base the commander of the crimean front a public group which had the courage to act in these difficult times we now have a legitimate government of prime minister a chairman of the supreme council and we abate them why do you think these are russian military forces i won't tell you where exactly these guys come from and who they are shares but i can assure you it was very soon you'll be surprised when you find out what their crime means i'm crimean too but at the moment i'm allowed to talk to you and they're not i'm standing right here because i was led down by people who are supposed to protect us we set up checkpoints so that armed people from ukraine don't come here to kill me or you were our families we don't want to fight with anyone but the police are simply unfit to keep order. their coming crimean referendum has been denounced by a number of western countries but it's only the latest move for self-determination
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is seen in the europe it comes months ahead of the referendum in scotland which is going ahead without any international controversy similar sentiment has been brewing in catalonia forget as yet spain's prime minister mariano rajoy has rejected any talk of separating the country's wealthiest region yet there has been no vocal criticism from the international community here and one bit for independence that was successful in europe is the two thousand and eight washington box decision by course about to break away from said and worse ideas diplomats and un peacekeepers gerald i'm going to change believes this is also a choice the people of crimea must make themselves. the united states has long declared that the. unilateral declaration of independence by kosovo in two thousand and eight was unique and did not set any precedents now the initial intervention in kosovo by nato was done without a u.n. security council resolution the united states as i said is always claim that that
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was not a precedent the russians amongst others the russian government and others have a long disputed that and so i say it's really in the eye of the beholder but self-determination is a doctrine that has been accepted by many presumably if you're if you're going to follow the idea of self-determination the crimean might be seen as having a right to make their own judgment. stay with r.c. international as the bring you the latest developments around ukraine's ongoing crisis. three years after the fukushima nuclear disaster japan is still struggling to contain the harmful effects of the world's worst atomic accident since chernobyl despite massive cleanup efforts there are still repeated leaks and the entire aires deemed too hazardous for people to return to let's now take a look at how it reached this point so after the earthquake and tsunami of march
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twenty eleven the damaged fukushima plant discharged massive amounts of radiation fast forward seven months and it was revealed at the facility it released twice as much as previously thought a year later operator tepco finally admitted it fails to implement safety improvements that led to the meltdown last march record radiation levels were found in local fish in june twenty thirty and it was revealed the cause was rated actually water leaking from a storage tank and in august last year tepco confessed that around three hundred tons of highly rated actually water has a leaked from fukushima since two thousand and eleven aussie has fall of the incidents rabbit and even send its own reporters to the side to gather stories which are available for you on our website and here's a quick preview. but we were now well within the no go zone we're just ten kilometers from the nuclear
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power station these houses ravaged by the tsunami twenty eleven still standing here and nowhere near to being restored. one of the frightening things about this entire incident is that there are no concrete boundaries that can clearly guarantee your safety. it's hard to say what gives you a creepier feeling the trail of destruction left by the twenty eleven tsunami all the houses untouched by natural disaster but the band after the nuclear accident. just to give you an idea of the consistency right now the dagger count is really frequent tonight micro ringgits which is about thirty times what is more than the accepted level but if you come down here to where the soil and a lot of it's collective the radiation will quickly jumped up but it's still climbing earlier we got a reading of ninety nine in my career which is about
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a thousand times more than what is in the accepted level of state three dimensional . place where i'm at right now more than ten thousand people are currently living. and i was spoke to ducks have. a history professor from the hair washing up pacing stitching and things they clean up efforts at fish for well below standards. all that's being done is sort of emergency ad hoc staps to put this water into tanks and there's more and more water every day being put into tanks tanks are being hastily constructed many people believe it's just a matter of time before all the water held in those tanks simply and hers into the ground in the ocean it's just being done on an emergency basis it's not being managed with forward thinking and with with adequate expenditures and equipment at
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this point there's been enough lies that most people think that what they're hearing from the media isn't accurate but the media was under playing this all along i think the general feeling is that tepco and the government are only admitting what they're on able to deny and that they're not forthcoming with information at all. and thousands of her assessed is running in tokyo against tepco is handling up a cleanup operations it will take at least an estimated three decades to decommission to facilitate and many what has in our leaving because of toxic exposure while those who are new often lacking the profit scales and experience but all of it and shake up says if they figure she more residents that have really been left in dire straits by the authorities. there should have been better regulation throughout the period before the meltdowns and the earthquake there should be extremely vigorous measures being taken to ensure that there are no future problems not enough is being done for public safety and protection and one of the places
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that it's easiest to see that is in the treatment of the people the hundreds of thousands of people that are refugees from the areas that they've had to evacuate or areas that have been contaminated in the fukushima prefecture very little is being done for those people and they're being told that they're going to be moved back into a damn unaided areas they're going to have the assistance that they've received for losing their workplace losing their businesses and homes will be cut off at this point i think that public welfare is and is far from the most important thing being being supported in japan. on the way this hour drawing today drawing to more. persons on mon fleet of flying sustenance could soon take a deadly campaign from afghanistan to africa and the middle east as a reporter nation state was.
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spinning ukraine with the crimean set to vote on their status the west continues to threaten russia with sanctions how long will the standoff whilst i was in washington already blinked. but all over my language of what i will only react to situations i have read the reports so i'm likely to push the know i will leave them to the state department to comment on your part of the month to show you to mr kerry a call is on the job you know gone a. little bit you know no more weasel words when you have a direct question are you prepared for a change when you draw upon you should be ready for a. critical up space age and a little bit of the freedom to question. cool
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. welcome back to our international british police have arrested for people to specter of taking part in the syrian conflict they phrase terror related charges which could see them say jailed for life is the latest in a string of arrests made by british authorities a serial war veterans return home the u.k. is just one of the countries saying volunteers flock to the middle east and conflicts it's estimated around two thousand europeans are currently inside syria france is the biggest source of volunteers with an estimated seven hundred germany and belgium have each seen around three hundred people head for syria while you
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care torches recently believed wrong to hundred and fifty britons have returned home from the womb and now pose a serious terror threat laura smith has more now from london what's happening in these muslim families it seems is that list seeing someone becoming more and more radicalized thinking positively about going to fight in syria whether it be a brother or a sister or even a friend and rather than going to their local mosque which is what they might have done in the past they're going outside what is often a very close knit community and going to the police who often are seen as essentially the enemy and reporting that to the police with all the implications that that brings including rest and even potential imprisonment so it's obvious that the muslim community if we can call them that as of the other the whole kind of thing is very worried about the threat of people going to fight in syria now this information comes straight from the horse's mouth from the metropolitan police
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assistant commissioner quest. dick she's been talking about these families coming forward and saying to the police that we're worried about somebody we think that they might the next step might be to go and fight in syria and as a result of that at least in part in britain we've seen more serious related arrests in just this portion of two thousand and fourteen that we've that we've already had that in the whole of two thousand and thirteen so it's certainly creasing problem in this country in response to that there has been a change in police strategy. says that families community leaders and police are working better together they've changed their tactics in that they've had a fall in the terrorism related stop and search that they're no longer really targeting people on the streets and also fewer major operations which haven't been all that successful in the past. or international news stories in breve this hour and to turkey now and police in istanbul again use tear gas and water cannons to
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disperse angry crowds writing a following the death of a fifteen year old who had been in a coma since june the boy was strong in the head by a police to a gas canister during anti government demonstrations last summer protestors plays the blame largely on the country's prime minister recep put tape at a one the parents and says their son was not a protester and had only gone had only gone out to buy bread. malaysia's air force has denied claims that a missing malaysia airlines plane was seen on razor diverting from its planned route before vanishing the air force chief said however it was possible the plane had turned by flight three hundred seventy four in kuala lumpur to beijing disappeared on saturday with to hundred thirty nine people on board an international search has been widened with at least forty ships and thirty four aircraft involved in the operation. israel says it regrets the killing of
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a palestinian. after mistaking him for a terrorist investigation has been launched following the incident on the border crossing between of jordan and the occupied west bank the model showed up to an all human with israeli soldiers the full details on the story now website. also online for you the u.s. senate accuses the cia of talking into a computer system used by congress and secretly were moving classified documents some officials say the moves ivana to the american constitution find out more on this count all eyes on the. right to see. were struck. and i think the truth. on a reporter's. instrument. a
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u.n. official says britain's unmanned drone freed could soon be redeployed to africa and the middle east following the military's withdrawal from afghanistan that sparked fears of more collateral damage with some observers accusing the u.k. of failing to fully account for the civilian deaths already caused by a drone campaign but has first reports the british public is launching a believe is to the issue. trying to lead to conflict. because of crimes britain's drone war is looming. in the u.k. . fleet recently doubled to ten and there have been indications that their reach could spread far beyond the current operations in afghanistan there's a real commitment to use of unmanned systems well into the future by the british
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by the americans by the military forces around the world oh yes hoarding tin in lincoln and the heart of the english countryside a surveillance plane collides treat the sky. you would see any signs of the reaper fleet they currently on deployment in afghanistan but it's from this base that operated un special rapporteur ben emmerson he's reported to be impacted train strikes was published on tuesday said the person's ministry of defense could be preparing to use its weekly trains in africa and the middle east will finish the food again and start the ministry of defense to below basically a p.r. drive with the leaf blower regular says some of what takes place over drone base here in our area affording but there is still more questions than answers once a month some protestors turned out to minding the greater scrutiny of exactly what
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goes on here but one of the things that's really important is clarity of what they're doing. we hope there's going to be more public debate we're going to keep pushing it and this is drone inquiry noted that research into civilian deaths was being hampered by government secrecy and appealed for greater transparency where civilian deaths are concerned britain's reapers have clocked take a forty six thousand hours flying in afghanistan and by the end of last july a total of four hundred five weapons were discharged but when it comes to civilian casualties chris colin was the figure is doing quite add up to spend roughly the same amount of drone strikes in afghanistan as cia drone strikes in pakistan and the. only four civilian casualties from crime strikes in afghanistan where we know there have been somewhere like four hundred to
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nine hundred so creating casualties in pakistan so either one hundred to two hundred times better at crunch strikes from the us or something seriously wrong with those focus and if you're wondering why this protest group is so small well those being next to no public debate say for now by and large the u.k.'s join activities continue to take place out of the site and far away from the eyes of the british public service r.t. reporting from lincoln. just ahead it's over six will stalk with bees who live out .
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treasures have come to our land it's a threat to russia which. crimea is a small republican russia is a huge country to defend us from. the long came to an end when the first moment of cocktail was thrown at our guys who stood there defending the law and order we believed a. premie has never surrendered to anyone and it never will. i'm ready to syria germany. now.
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oh and welcome to cross talk where all things are considered on peter labelle spinning ukraine with a crimean said to vote on their status the west continues to threaten russia with sanctions how long will the standoff last and hasn't washington already blinked. cross-talk the ongoing crisis in ukraine i'm joined by my guest pepe escobar in bangkok he is the asia times roving correspondent in new york we have and lee she is a professor at new york university and author of the book what the u.s. can learn from china and in london we crossed to martin mccauley he is
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a specialist on international affairs at the university of london all right cross talk rules and the fact that means you can jump in anytime you want and i would very much appreciate it pepe if i go to you first in bangkok i don't think i've come across more divergent narratives about an international crisis since august two thousand and eight when georgia attacks south of setia it took western media weeks in most cases to get the story correct because according won't rush invaded georgia which isn't wasn't the case and most media have acknowledged that now we have the same kind of binary here it's very different narratives pepe what's your narrative. sure you go back to iraq in two thousand and three in terms of credibility of western corporate media so forget about this look the big picture is the new great game in eurasia rushed. it is your asian nation by the finish and the ukraine is the swing
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nation at the heart of the aeration for the u.s. for nato and for certain european nations not all of them there is a lot of divergence in brussels as well it's absolutely essential to as they put it conquer ukraine for the west so this is why unary think it's an either or operation either they are with us or they are going to be gobbled up by russia it's not reality the reality is that ukraine is split into roughly western ukraine is more westernized in eastern ukraine. emotionally politically economically industrially is linked to russia so i you do you me we should have a government of national union in fact trying to steer a crane into the future after all why do we had which was the real old of an orange revolution which by the way even if it goes on it's going to fail just like the
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first one failed when we have i.m.f. a structural adjustment add that it's not going to happen because the antagonist the people who are in power at the moment they aren't agonizing eastern ukraine south. and russia at the same time so obviously this is too complicated for western corporate media to explain ok martin how do you see things playing out right now because right now is when recording this program there is talk of sanctions in london and these could have consequences here too many lines are being drawn in the sand here i said in my introduction as washington blinked because this referendum is going to happen in crimea and it will have consequences the referendum will go ahead and all but certainly the majority will vote for either independence or perhaps even a stage further integration with russia. that is the. would be public opinion and so on but looking at ukraine. economically has done very very badly only sixty
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percent of the g.d.p. is only sixty percent of ukraine's g.d.p. and ukraine is only sixty percent of its neighbors so ukraine and crimea over the last ten twenty years is a. very sad story a very weak story and therefore economically the the uprising and the the conflict is in fact really goes back to economic factors because people are fed up with the government are fed up with living and so on and they want a better life and therefore it's really a struggle about who would give us a better life from the people of crimea is it better to link up with russia will they provide a higher standard of living or will. you actually trust because of the last twenty years kiev has been rather unsuccessful in growing the ukrainian economy you know
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and it's very interesting if you look at western media and you look at russian media and everyone saying this is legal this is even legal this is legitimate this is illegitimate but of course there are we look at the government in kiev the west says this is a legitimate government it was a coup and of course we have the people in crimea that want to vote for their future and of course the white house is saying this is illegal i mean what is the what is legal what is the legal issue or you just your interpretation here it really is about spin because there are many sites a story and depending on how an actions interpreted it could be illegal or illegal and clearly from the russians perspective they're saying that they're there to protect russian citizens and. it's from the west they say that you know they're violating sovereignty so this is depending on your politics so it doesn't there's. no black or white here which is no different than oh was it legal or illegal for nato to go bomb libya i mean there are clearly not all
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sides to any story so i don't think that's an easy one to answer you know pepe hanging on when you ask me if i go back to you in bangkok i don't find this absolutely amazing that russia is violating ukraine's sovereignty when we have the victoria nuland conversation i mean who's violating who's sovereignty here but. look one of my readers coined an absolutely fantastic expression kagen eight of newlands this is what we have in western ukraine you know it's the kagan family and the very famous neo cons still very influential daria nuland married to one of them and it's a new candidate so they think that they're going to conquer western ukraine and in fact blunder because when we have the fifteen billion this promise then billion
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euro. rescue package for ukraine it's good of be in depth at slieve really for the foreseeable future for ukrainians who think they're going to get a you passport tomorrow and get great jobs like polish plumbers and romanian cocktail waitresses in paris this is not going to happen in eastern ukraine because they are industrious to link to to russia they know what this means in terms of diplomacy the conditions and that they call for by central bankers of ukraine in terms of destroying ukrainian industry very important why which with all his faults yes why he didn't sign the you agreement in the first place two reasons number one he knew that the rule destroy ukrainian industry and number two there was a provision that ukraine would have to respect military protocol ok. to go back to martin in london you know in looking at this referendum that's going to be held
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this sunday here do you see it it will have a demonstration effect for the for the other parts of the country the south and the east. yes i think that if the overwhelming majority of people in crimea vote for either independence or a closer association with russia couple obviously influence the east of ukraine which have an ethnic russian majority so you're looking at donetsk you're looking at how to keith and they will look at that and say well perhaps we should do the same thing there will be pressure among some of the people there to actually go ahead with that we don't know what the majority point of view is there because they haven't been consulted but we know that some are in favor of a close relationship with russia and others are not so sure because at the end of the day you come down to an economic question is ukraine better off being more closely associated with russia or to better off being more closely associated with
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western europe the european union and the west western ukraine would obviously vote . one way they would go for a closer association whereas those in the east don't really want that style of living and that type of can competition they prefer the much more russian type development and they will in fact decide eventually because the government in kiev at present is quite weak the pretty the is no president the president elected martin explain very clearly for us and our viewers is that there's a lot of vacuums going on right now and how would you give it to government in skin care of that's that's a political opinion i suppose right now and then we have secession i mean again as from a legal perspective the people in crimea crimea can say there's no legal government in care for us to talk to we're on our own right now of course not others look at me and new territory here or there is just this. again to get down to your interpretation. again like i said before it depends on which perspective and i
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would say it's actually more about politics here or playing in legal interpretations because you know the international courts are really not that strong in their many countries that don't participate in the including the us so i would say that right now it's actually more about politics than it may be brought up to a un resolution if that happens. you know clearly russia would veto any such motion china would likely abstain from any actions and if it cannot make sam go forward it's likely only going to be us that's going to really push hard on it because europe especially the baltic states are still very much dependent on russian gas and oil and so it would hurt their interests economically and they're already fragile from an economic standpoint. and and clearly nobody else wants to upset
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china either which you know is there depend on china's cheap goods and services and and so this is more of a political issue if you ask me in terms of how this is going to play out and how it's going to be spun going into the future. and while china is in a very awkward position because they don't want to upset the u.s. and yet they'd still like to be friendly with russia since both of them do see us as their main rival. primarily one the u.s. has done the asia pivot and this could threaten china's imports of energy from various choke points china is eagerly looking to russia for energy supplies and russia obviously wants to diversify their risk and so they have some compatibility of interests here and. so it will be very interesting how they might
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together spin this without. you know openly. antagonizing the west so this is a very delicate very delicate balance and i would say we're going to go to a short break and after that short break we'll continue our discussion on ukraine stay with our. community leave me feeling. sorry for the server. it was a. very hard to take on a. long. have you ever had sex with herbut
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there's no. such of a biblical. you know patients in syria are opting to be knocked unconscious with metal bars because there are no anesthetics. in the u.k. the governor of the bank of england is doing something similar bashing the markets with a crowbar because there's no monetary policy in the bank of england's tool box which
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can put this bad dead asleep faster live or fraud gold fix fraud is the fix fraud and now for its market fraud its fraud is all whacked out back to the market trying to defraud the market to say the market. brooky of trouble trying to upset the referendum on crimea's status have put the region only go. to the post to go reverses roles in eastern ukraine cracking down dissent is to create pay rent with housing welfare in the u.k. could leave you with no roof over your head endure it would all the media turn a blind eye to get on faulty. right from the seen. first strike you and i would think that you're.
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on a reporter's twitter. and instagram. would be in the. welcome back to cross talk we're all things considered on peter lavelle remind you we're discussing the events unfolding in ukraine. unfortunately we lost martin mccauley and london the uplink went down but we thank him for his contribution pepe now if i go back to you in bangkok why was toria nuland thinking and planning this whole adventure in ukraine didn't she expect the
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russians would react. of course not to say we're going to ram a peter look at these people john kerry victoria nuland banner roles these people are amateurs compared to real diplomats in iran in russia much of latin america some europeans this is completely they were trying to reload do a regional powers revolution with their vodka orange the killer sunrise whatever and now much more complex because they were using basic instrumental izing new analysis and fascists you know the descendants of a step. you know western ukraine either warrick because when the there was the moment to pounce and just like it was discussed by the estonian foreign minister and catherine ashton in all was that this is not going to be examined at the united nations and russia read the table that in the u.s.
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is going to block it snipers were shooting both sides so in the middle of all this confusion they took power basically and you know which fled for his life with his team so this is what happened in the legal coup with snipers and with fascists and the own houses involved afterwards they don't know just like they didn't know about iraq they said remember paul wolfowitz we have to go back to this all the time you know there are the river aleutian in iraq is going to pay for itself are going to be then you will back all that stupidity and now it's going going to be repaired in ukraine just a small point i'd like to i like to make about china picking up i want to and said before i've been following the chinese reaction it's very very cautious because chinese diplomacy is reactive b. are terrified that any legal cool going is going oh it's already being legitimized by washington they are period five because this would create
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a precedent for something happening inside china and legitimize divide us. could being seen could being to bet could even be hong kong we have a larry diamond dispatch few days talking about democracy. in hong kong and at the same time they have a very complex political strategic relationship based on energy as well with russia so president suturing being he called both obama and merkel and he said please resolve this diplomatically i suggest that obama merkel really listen closely to what the president she's telling you know and pepe we just took the question that a what he answered the question i want to skew i mean from beijing's perspective this is very reckless in what washington and brussels is doing i mean it's seems very interesting to me that. the west will look at ukraine and say that the russians will just walk away from millions of russians living on the border of russia who live in ukraine and again pepe brought up you know the there are these
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issues in china as well and around the periphery there i mean this is extremely reckless behavior that sends a demonstration effect or a worry through the rest of the eurasian land space. most definitely china one stability first and foremost and so. what the west is trying to do clearly is you know play both sides with china because they're saying oh china since you stand for noninterference you need to stand up against russia you know if this is ok then you know you can have various maybe weaker states break away from china and so it's like damned if you do damned if you don't for china and so this is again very messy politics and so i agree with analysis on this i would say that china is basically trying to cool everyone's tempers trying to basically say let's you know try to negotiate something and then
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. hopefully blow over and then people will forget about it and another incident will happen somewhere else in the world so that this doesn't come up again i think that's really what china is hoping for and people really can't afford to be dragged into this that well actually i agree with you completely because pepe one of the things that so many people don't focus too much attention on is that the ukrainian economy is going over a cliff and it's going to be very very not a soft landing to put it lightly and we have western governments that are not and they don't want to pay for the massive they've created here russia was there at the fore to help out with fifteen billion dollars that's disappeared and it's not going to come back so what do we have what's going to happen to this government in kiev because i just cannot seeing it being electable because of its fascist elements and it has an economy that's about to die absolutely it's illegal it's not electable in
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the long run in my view electable for what thirty five forty maximum forty five percent of the ukrainian population they're going to implement and i.m.f. structural adjustment which is going to be extremely harsh as we've discussed before sooner or later i would say soon i was saying six months western ukraine is going to wake up to the reality of living like a latin america in the seventy's there the i.m.f. took a large for that matter and soon we're going to have made. me down. in the year look let's kick these bastards out because they promised something for us and we're not going to get it and they saw it that they were going to get into the european union like tomorrow. ok and i think it how does this play into chinese russian affairs in relations because again china is spooked by these a colored revolutions they're invented crisis sees and it's getting closer to them
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does this how does this bode for the relationship. the two countries are going to russia and china are going to get closer and closer. yeah i would save both u.s. and russia have a lot of similarities one they both feel that they've been wronged by the west russia primarily because they a lot of russians see the collapse of the soviet union and the ensuing economic chaos that followed was largely instigated by western policymakers china feels wrong because this latest asian pivot was all sorts of warships and fighter planes being relocated to the asia pacific is meant to contain china's rise and so both sides are actually looking for more allies and yet they neither one of them can really oppose the u.s. openly what i think is going to happen is that instead of having any formal alliance because that would really freak out the u.s.
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they would more or less agree to become friendly and mutually supportive of each other in various international forums and this is what i expect to see going forward here because not only do they have certain political objectives in terms of trying to support each other. on the global front you know russia looking for china's support to stop western interference in their sphere of influence and same with china the fact that both of them depend on each other because russia would like to divert their energy revenue more to the east asia given the threats of economic sanctions and china obviously worried about their energy supplies too and so in russia would be a natural partner all these areas would both that their. relationship ought to grow closer. of course they're it's
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a balancing act like i said china cannot afford to to upset the us because a lot of their exports are still to the us they still see us as the sole superpower in therefore cannot afford to take it nice to us in any way and so what i believe we'll see is that this is going to be just kind of a delicate dance of friendship between russia and china for probably the next two decades before we see any breakout relationships you know pepe one of the interesting things for me as i started the program talking about south of thirty in two thousand and eight well south. and crimea have something in common it stops nato expansion when you think about that or slows it down. absolutely by the way the number one rationale for the tag and the of loons gambit is
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made to bases in ukraine so this is part of full spectrum dominance this is part of the empire of bases we all know about this is being fully documented the problem is the obama administration the north if we have to put it in a sound bite in fact iran china and russia these are the three nations that stand in the way of an american exceptionalism twenty four century in august really the deep state in the west the real ruling elites the shadow way leads they know it so what are we going to do about it the obama administration their strategy is pivoting so now they are lost they're always off people to so one day it's people think to china let's sing circle them with military bases in singapore in vietnam philippines and everywhere be able to run ok maybe not maybe if we not go into war like john kerry said a few weeks ago quote. literally we should try to examine the possibility of
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a nuclear deal so it's a house hearted way of trying to get a nuclear deal with iran it's already encircled by military bases all across southwest asia and people thing to russia which has been going on since the end of the soviet union bush father he promised gorbachov mater is not going to expend off course it will and if it did under clinton under bush one bush two and still expanding on there obama with lots of neo cons inside his own foreign policy team because he's absolutely lousy in picking his own. team and of course listening to advice of people who are not qualified to to advise them so it's all these three pivoting schemes at the same time they don't even know what to do so when you have a state department initiative this is basically what it was a deal lions of newland with this new analysis of the fascists and having
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a central banker to legitimize the whole saying to apply the i.m.f. structural adjustment after wards you know they were only thinking about the immediate term ok maybe i have to jump in with run out of time cross-eyed is going to keep this story many thanks to my guests in bangkok new york and in london and thanks to our viewers for watching us here darkie see you next time and remember the last time. the. ukrainian treasures have come to our land it's a threat to russian. crimea is
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a small republic and russia is a huge country defend us. along came to. smolder of cocktail was thrown at our guys because they are defending the law and order we believed and. has never surrendered to anyone and it never will. face.
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