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the beginning of a long road to russia vladimir putin approved a draft agreement with primates we accepted as part of the country setting in motion the exertion process with many legal hurdles still ahead. and while people in both russia and crimea celebrate the start of reunification protesters in major eastern ukrainian cities demand a referendum on breaking away from kiev. from all here as interim ruler looks to sever all ties with russia a move closer to the e.u. and nato while banning any popular dissent and threatening harsh measures against the defined east of the country. plus random has gone but still no side of that russian invasion coming up we've brought down the latest medium it's in propaganda war.
so i welcome you watching r.t. international coming to you live from moscow. crimea is requests for joining russia has got the nod of approval from president putin that sets the reunification process firmly in motion though there are still many legal hurdles for it to pass before it's a done deal. as more. this doesn't yet mean that the crimea is already a port of the russian federation because there are lots of procedures which have to follow including that the constitutional court has to study the small ssion whether or not it coincides with the russian constitution it also has to be supported by the parliament the borders and the status of the future member of the federation have to be decided as well and then finally the constitution will have to be changed as well so there are still lots of red tape but these are definitely the
first legal steps and this mechanism is definitely now moving forward it's also really impressive to see the amount of all overwhelming support of the idea seen on both sides wolf in the crimea and in russia and the figures really speak for themselves since the referendum held in the crimea. over ninety six percent of its residents voted for the unification of russia nationwide poor held in russia established that ninety one percent of its respondents supported the idea as well we've been seeing crimea rallies taking place in different russian cities. moscow rallies taking place in crimea with russian flags flooding the streets crimea used to be a part of the russian empire than it used to be a part of the russian soviet republic up until nine hundred fifty four that's where we're seeing lots of crimea and carrying banners saying that they were coming and
were being reunited and saw all in this extremely fast of atmosphere but like i said right now while the voices have been heard the mechanism has been started but the red tape could take up to six months all these legal procedures i mean but both sides have been pretty much made it clear that they're going to try to do it as quickly as possible. while the east of ukraine has been closely following the referendum in crimea people there are becoming increasingly defiant of the post-coup authorities in kiev artie's paullus lear is in the eastern city of donetsk. yesterday i was in crimea where the mood was one of celebration today i'm sure in the eastern ukrainian city often writs where by comparison there's almost and ease in the air people remain defiant to me extremely angry with what they say is an illegitimate government to kids that there has been a crackdown on all anti kiev protests happening in the east of the country in this
respect the latest protest needed to be detained was arrested in a day or so packed up and shipped back to cuba is what people here are telling me is that crimea is essentially has become a rallying call sort eastern ukraine feeling to me it's just what is in the other cities a lot of guns people are using crimea as an example in saying that they too now want to have their own with the engine in terms of how they see their own future there's also been a movement of armored vehicles across ukraine and the question of russian border and people have formed themselves into self-defense units to try and stop the movement if you look at the footage you can see the self-defense units trying to stop these armored vehicles as they make their way across you hate any one particular incident you have the right to self defense units in both literally you lies down on the ground to stop the vehicles from coming through or didn't you just pulled to safety as the city's last minute or so here in eastern ukraine i would also say people are feeling not only an ease that also of fear they are afraid of
this crackdown they are afraid of what they say is a fascist government that has now come to power here and they are afraid of essentially having their voices heard that they are defiant that they will continue to protest what they say is the illegitimacy happening in kiev. the interim rulers in kiev are doing little to diffuse the situation in the east in fact they are even reviewing a slew of anti protest legislation that includes some fairly radical measures. reports on the possible new laws and the people behind them. yes. so they've made it to the top and now the western world gets to see what kind of changes the people they've been supports and are pushing for. the introduced good death penalty for traitors spies and deserve. more than the communist party of ukraine along with the party of regions whose leaders aided the russian occupiers these are just the random thoughts by a person of the streets this is
a politician submitting a draft law to make this a reality so who is this man who's making such bold statements meets. your focus of attention that's him intimidating a local m.p. recently forcing him to take down the russian flag and resign or face the consequences. ok maybe he was in a bad mood that day let's give him the benefit of the doubt. a lot when you see no there he goes again this wasn't see thousand and twelve here you can see him trying to get ukrainian products back on the markets by storm and then through a press conference trying to force feed russia's chief doctor some cheese so that he revokes a temporary ban and here he is and once again the words seem to fail him as he resorts to gimmicks and aggression when he hears something he doesn't like. it
all ok let's go back to what he does like server diplomatic relations with russia ban russian t.v. broadcasts and press distribution has to join nato and give the maximum amount to weapons so basically he wants to get rid of everyone who disagrees with him and get the west to support his warmongering it would be interesting to see a flash to actually does something the west doesn't like for example. terminate the transit of russian gas by ukraine to europe if moscow disagrees to twelve fold. increased why not get the european union to subsidize the ukrainian economy through rice and gas can they achieve twelfth old increases i very much tighter but at the same time it demonstrates both the desperation in ukraine and also actually the inability of the european union to come up with the funding that they promised when the my down protests were in full swing but perhaps what's most
troubling is that lashkar is not alone in a surprise the chain of said mass demonstrations will become sort of crimes against the states while it appears that this is a my way or the highway approach to politics people and indeed the entire country and in the case of the west at the moment ever manes eyes wide shut. marina koester of our artsy when while former australian prime minister malcolm fraser police radical measures won't help ukraine to be unified party spoke to him in worlds apart you can watch the full show on thursday but here's a quick taste. i think you should be told never draw a note that other means will be found to make sure that ukraine remains secure the west should be persuading those who are now in government in the ukraine where within ukraine they must learn the art of compromise. you can't have one unified
decent strong country with without an element of compromise but can there be any compromise with threats and weapons to hand because the leader of the ultra nationalist right sector party to me to get off has announced that his militants will remain an independent force none of the fighters joined the national guard the so-called drills are more like trips to military bases not real training i don't think those who took up arms during the revolution will lay them down now. the right sector has some ten thousand members scattered all cross ukraine his fighters took an active part in the modern riots and were the main force the top of the democratically elected government nobody knows how many weapons are in their hands right now but the arsenal is believed to be well stocked and self plans to run for ukrainian president c. despite being on an international terror list. crime is referendum has clearly
shown where loyalties lie on the peninsula but some media had another story to tell from day reports of a near russian invasion to skewed coverage of what the public wants to see a choice going to sift through the fact from the fiction. as accusations escalate over the crimean referendum for independence we continue to disseminate stories statements and allegations that are worth being broken down for clarity purposes. first off the crimean referendum took place sunday over the weekend we saw attempts trickling in to discredit the legitimacy of the vote reports about armed men allegedly kidnapping a priest alleged seizures of a gas depot taking place as well as accusations on russian troops trying to enter a territory close to crimea keep in mind none of these allegations were ever officially confirmed or supported with actual facts on the ground. the us supporting the interim government in ukraine has repeatedly claimed that it sees
the crimean referendum as illegal seeing it as a violation of ukraine's constitution waving russia for it ever taking place as well as all of the events on raveling in ukraine for that matter there is a constitutional process in place of this sort of the election. forward on that very. differently over to. the caribbean region but that is not so. with. the barrel or the well an overwhelming majority of people living in crimea came out to support a referendum for the autonomy as republic to leave ukraine over sixty percent of its population being russian u.s. officials echoed naturally by the western mainstream media have portrayed the vote as one that took place essentially a gun point from russia. and list images of celebration and cheers not making headline in the west no surprises here any
happiness surrounding the results of the referendum doesn't fit into well with the west narrative. the media has been abuzz with images of alleged russian tanks alleged russian forces alleged russian activity on the border with ukraine russia are more than enough times to. to explain that any actual military action would only be regarded as a very last resort despite these statements barack obama has dubbed russia's participation surrounding ukraine as a threat to u.s. national security this is been quite a curious way to describe u.s. concerns it's not like russia is next door to the us exactly but again it's not so surprising every time it seems the u.s. gets involved in a crisis anywhere in the world it's either because of its own national security or to protect human rights whether those reasons are based on fact is a whole other story. in the meantime there's a u.s. navy destroyer in the black sea next ukrainian territory placed there as a result of the crimean crisis this for some reason not in violation of anything
could it be because the vessel in question is american go figure and if they see turkana party washington d.c. . the west promised sanctions over the crimean referendum they talked about them for weeks and made sure that the world knew they were coming there will be additional and far reaching consequences i have signed a new executive order that expands the scope of our sanctions strict measures against twenty one individuals responsible to over because in the future. threat. direct. choice should russia. let's get more now on the crisis in and around ukraine with someone who's been following it very closely joining me now is the pepe escobar asia times roving correspondent live from bangkok thanks very much for coming on to the program let's first talk about the sanctions i know you think they're on justified but the
referendum was against the ukrainian constitution was not. look it's completely absurd process of all good secede from serbia under the auspices of was right and a democratic referendum. in the ukraine in crimea is unconstitutional illegal this is approved by the european also democratic european union this is absolutely ridiculous as ridiculous as this. ok pepe i think we've lost you there we'll try and get back to you when we can. pepe escobar live from bangkok but as you can see we've had a couple of problems we'll try and get back to him shortly now here on r.t. international can watch president putin's address to lawmakers where he'll atlanta future steps on primates possible into russia will bring it to you live at eleven
am g.m.t. . well we know many of our viewers do like to watch our you tube channel too would like to apologize that it's currently down at the moment we are doing our best to fix it so you can continue to enjoy it online but we are having a few technical problems at the moment. we mark on r.t. dot com as ukraine accuses moscow of its troop buildup its borders american and german inspectors take to the skies over russia. under the open skies treaty to verify the true position of russian troops also online it looks like the world wide web has made. at least that's what reporters without borders thought when they included america and the u.k. on its annual enemies of the internet just. right but i believe we can go back to pepe escobar hopefully we. return to our
screens. we the question i first asked and i let you give your answer again i know you think the sanctions at the moment are unjustified but people are saying well the counter-argument is that the referendum was against the ukrainian constitution. it's completely absurd i'll give you a practical example discussion european discussions sweden they wanted far reaching sanctions against sales of military weapons from russia through the european union to france. because they want to sell and they want to trade this sell weapons to russia and vice versa so meaningful sanctions are not going to happen if you have a list of russian personalities or individuals that are they have their assets frozen this is ridiculous and inside the european union people know it's just a pro-forma thing they were threat to the apocalypse six centers they had to come
up with something and what is not being. it's sad at the moment behind the scenes in fact the obama administration more or less kaputa related to the russian version of events or what really happened in fact it's going forth of. ukraine that in the end which is what russia has been proposing for months now ok let me come in there have less let me on the big question in the bradley agreement what about ukraine because the e.u. is considering taking it into its bloc but in your opinion given the problems in the turmoil that ukraine appears to be in a moment what's the possibility of that happening. absolutely this absolutely zero possibly that they're going to inherit a broke country a busted country with thirty five billion dollars in debt who is going to finance the i.m.f.
with our structural adjustment and it's good. but we do have we do have problems he can tell but we'll come back after a quick break. countries rich in natural resources are the poorest africa's a colony it's a colony of the big corporations it's a colony of someone's home leaders who are under the thumbs of the big corporations so they have to beg from the world bank development of social programs goes to pay back debts whole country is drowning under the amount of debt that they did and so every year they would borrow money. and they would use that same amount of money to pay back. all that money really. the wages of debt. your friend posts a photo from
a vacation you count for. different. your boss repeats the same old joke of course you like. your ex-girlfriend still paints tear jerking poetry. norrish. post only what really matters. to your facebook street. welcome back i referendum breakaway region independence these have become the key words for events in crimea but there's little chance she would have heard about another vote on secession in the very heart of the e.u. as the venice region seeks sovereignty citizens of the official name of the province have until friday to have their say they can do it in person by phone or
even on line i mean going to find out why the region is so eager to break away from right. the town is maybe small but it is actually one of the centers where people in the village come and vote in person in the referendum that is taking place here people here believe that they have an absolute right for independence they say they don't want to have rome as a bureaucratic entity ruling over them they believe it's simply unfair because their earnings are going over to rome in order to make up for the country's financial woes as a matter of fact if does the seat from italy they're also looking to leave the euro to leave the e.u. and leave nato as well. because the most important reason is the konami the natural as a region sends twenty billion euro. but if you cut them it would have sold own problems we have. it's looks like nobody in europe seems to have any idea about the
independence referendum happening in venice at the moment but it's not something that has just suddenly cropped up as a matter of fact the movement and the idea off the referendum for independence has been floating around in the region for several decades at this point and has been actively in the works for the last several years yet people in brussels and officials in europe believe that this referendum is not legitimate and therefore they choose to disregard it as something important there is hardly any news about it unlike of course the idea of referendum in crimea. in crimea yes. that's pretty. you know have you heard about the referendum in italy. in you know night telling referendum is it today i haven't heard and what happened there in italy. if you know what kind of referendum is there in italy. and i know i've only heard about crimea i watched news about it. again some believe that
if this does indeed happen and then it does become independent at least in its own right it will actually change the face of europe as we see it right now. it is a ghost go. more than a toe is not exactly something rain can easily afford to be without some five million people live there and have a chance to vote in the referendum and even more importantly veneto is among the wealthiest regions accounting for almost ten percent of. the paid also it attracts around fourteen million tourists every year polls are showing over half of the provinces population want to become an independent state rome has rejected any idea they were breaking away but campaigners say the capitol doesn't call the shots there including the mayor of the provincial city of citadel or he said people. after world war two we enjoyed a great economic success but it's been ruined by the taxes we have to pay room they're stealing our resources we want to assure the people of the nat'l have
a desire to be independent and from an economic standpoint people's lives in the region revolve around work so we don't want to continue living the way we do now people are beginning to wake up to the country's economic situation has been ongoing for a number of years judging by preliminary figures more than five hundred thousand people have already voted and the estimate sure something like eighty percent i don't favor of independents. let's have a look at some international news in brief now at least fifteen people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in northern afghanistan the bomber riding a rickshaw carried out the assault at the entrance to a busy market no group has claimed responsibility for the explosion but taliban insurgency is on the rise in the country ahead of next month's presidential elections investigators of a malaysian passenger plane disappeared almost two weeks ago looking into the possible suicide of the captain or the copilot police have searched their homes but found no suicide notes or other evidence suspicions of hijacking are also being
considered a search an unarmed precedented scale involving twenty six countries still hasn't solved the mystery of the missing jet. it's gay pride versus irish pride in the u.s. that new york's patrick's day parade you can see the pictures here organizers have once again refused to allow l.g. bt members to carry gay rights banners during the event the move even led to ireland's iconic big guinness refusing to take part in the parade artie's marina porton i reports from new york. the city st patrick's day parade kicked off monday with far fewer friends and supporters due to expand against allowing gays and lesbians to openly march in the parade the irish beer giant guinness has dropped in sponsorship of the parade over its to discrimination policies in a statement the company said that skin has
a strong history of supporting diversity and being an advocate for equality for all we were hopeful that the policy of exclusion would be reversed for this year's parade as this has not come to pass guinness has withdrawn its participation on friday heineken announced it would drop its sponsorship of the parade because of its anti-gay policy and the boston beer company maker of sam adams also withdrew its support for boston's parade as well both parades in boston and new york city have policies under which sexual orientation cannot be displayed meaning that marchers cannot work t. shirts or hold signs that identify them as members of the l.d.p. community while many spectators we spoke with seemed to different about the controversies others expressed disappointment that the stork event has been so politicized i think that this is a very old tradition and i think that it should stay the way it is i mean i don't i
support gay rights everything like that but there's no reason to boycott the parade for that reason this national celebration should be left to their different work right. now parade organizers continue to defend their policy arguing that allowing members of the community to openly march would conflict with their roman catholic heritage new york city's st patrick's day parade is the oldest in the nation dating back to seven hundred sixty two when green clad iver sold. they're serving in the british army walked through lower manhattan today twenty fourteen there's been a clash between irish pride and gay pride and as members continue to walk in their historic parade they do so surrounded by a lot of criticism and controversy reporting from new york r.t. . since the kaiser report.
i don't want to beat a dead horse i try to address these opinion pieces but you created melt out hits really close to my heart and affects people i know when i see obama gleefully talking to a self elected new ukrainian prime minister just burns the inside of my brain he's throwing hypocrisy gasoline on my fire of contempt not only did the leak phone call from the estonian defense minister claim that the kiev opposition used both sides but now the former ukrainian chief of security confirmed that the sniper fire came from a building under the control of the protesters at that time also the alliance currently in power in kiev glorified out see germany and you slogans like putting jews and russians who the knife so america's first black president
a nobel peace prize winner who was elected by waves of tolerant optimistic lefty liberals is smiling and chatting with a leader who is supported by white power right winger groups that use the murder of their own members to oust a democratically elected government there william nightmare is now my friends but that's just my opinion.
crosstalk rules and if it doesn't you can jump in anytime you want. welcome to the kaiser report imax keyser i was born has extended the help to buy scheme to twenty twenty that he says house prices will only rise from here to eternity indeed the taxpayer stands behind the beloved british thumb sucking teddy bear sleeping property speculator will be no losing bets in the housing because you know it all stays the herbert one of the teddy bear thumb sucking thing about well thirty four percent of adults in the u.k. sleep with a teddy bear apparently so what thirty four percent of you kids don't sleep with
the well they also sleep with a quaint. green looks over the shoes everyone's teddy bear. i'm glad you clarified that we're going to talk about the housing market across the world that because it's in the news again and the first one is from the united states why prosecutors wisht on subprime crime this is from barry ritholtz and he asked why did the government fail to go after so many perpetrators of mass fraud and apparently a justice department inspector general report released this week raises that exact question if found the d.o.j. did not uniformly ensure that mortgage fraud was prioritized at level commensurate with its public statements and that the federal bureau of investigation quote ranked mortgage fraud as the lowest ranked criminal threat in its lowest crime category. yeah well i mean it's great if you are the bankers and you get the write the laws the new d. prioritise the law breaking that you are committing mortgage fraud it's
a fraud it should be prosecuted as fraud but if you're the guy writing the mortgages then you can co-opt the government to simply decriminalize or deemphasize that particular fraud and then when you commit the fraud you pay a small civil fine it's called the banks and brokers of go up to the government which is kind of i guess like fat shit zoom. he's more in america fascism american style division i know chris whalen is up in the second half and we were speaking to him i did or that last night about the fact that there's so much easy fraud to prove this not just the complicated stuff like the collateralized debt obligations and you know trying to convince a jury that they understand what this thing is they're robo signing the mass fabrication of documents the perjury saying that these documents existed and were true those are simple simple crimes to prove and yet they haven't been prosecuted
no young eager prosecutor has even tried any of these cases so barrett tells ask why why is this happened well one of the reasons why he says is that the endowment effect and sunk costs fallacies so they've already invested so much the government in tarp and served in all of this stuff so they own this issue without another one is the wrong players in key roles like larry summers and tim geithner the very people who caused the crime wave were put in charge of cleaning it up and then finally this is the one that i think you have always talked about and that's economic threat as observed last year the greatest triumph of the banking industry was an a.t.m. or even depositing a check by the camera of your mobile phone it was convincing treasury and justice department officials that prosecuting bankers for their crimes would destabilize the global economy yet like this downward threat. i did that we have so much invested in fraud it would be foolish to turn back now and try to prosecute fraud and of course every time they do try to prosecute for the bankers and the brokers
whip out their threat to crash the economy and the crash the markets and i've done that a few times to get their way and the politicians of course are invested in these same stocks and bonds and options and they've not going to argue against their own interest having been vested themselves in the fraud so you won't see any progress in correcting the fraud but you will see the consequences of the fraud which is enormous wealth and income gaps and then titled elite that feels they have the right to commit all kinds of additional crimes because once you allow them to commit fraud with impunity they simply extend that to other areas of everyone's lives exactly and this is why i bring this up this this new inspector general's report that nothing has been done by the f.b.i. or the department of justice regarding all those past sub prime crimes and the statute of limitations in the us is almost up on most of those crimes anyway but because there's a new round coming blackstone's home buying binge ends as prices surge mortgages so
blackstone group is slowing its purchases of houses to rent amid soaring prices after a buying binge made at the biggest u.s. single family home landlord so they've declined by seventy percent and the past year that at the peak they were buying one hundred million dollars worth of properties per week and they spent eight billion dollars since april two thousand and twelve to buy forty three thousand homes well let's see if we get the whole history of this remember it was blackstone of goldman sachs that were involved in the subprime crisis they fraudulently made loans they fraudulently sold repackaged loans to their own customers they fraudulently made bets against their own customers after fraudulently selling them the fraudulently packaged mortgages that was condoned by the fraudulent regular. in the u.s. the subsequent sub prime crisis forced millions out into the street during the foreclosure crisis which was by the way aided by fraudulently overlooking
foreclosure laws this in turn created a housing bust where if the folks like goldman and blackstone moved in to buy these properties for pennies on the dollar now flash forward five years and they have stopped buying these properties because the easy money is no longer on the table they're tired of being slumlords so they got to walk away from these properties as any slumlord would do and the housing crisis will once again resume and a lot of people will once again be thrown out of their homes and once again the economy will be undermined by the fraud perpetrated by the same actors who are never told to stop committing the front and there's no deterrent to committing the fraud and they pay a small civil fine which is nowhere near the profit that they make committing the fraud they were all betting on appreciation and the print in the price of the properties because you're not making any money blacks is not making any money on actually renting them out because a lot has happened there for
a second because they're saying that i'm betting on the appreciation of the prizes that they themselves are engineering by all the free money they get from the central baghdad was involved in this fraught so you have a circle of three hundred sixty degrees of fraud a daisy chain of fraud you have barack obama eric holder lloyd blankfein jamie diamond connected in the circle daisy chain a fraud you don't know put tab a into slot b. into tab a the sly big looks like collegial on a bad day it looks like the worst porno movie you've ever seen or financial fraud is being stuck in every frickin orifice you could possibly imagine and this viewing speeling really quantitative easing and it's like a watch telly to keep this orgy of fraud going and so such time as somebody like goldman sachs as a way to manage guess what we just discovered we have herpes. and then the whole day the chain brake. apart or jamie dimon says oh my goodness i've got crabs. in this old daisy chain a fraud breaks apart and you have a crash and then the quantitative easing continues and whole thing starts up again
well how they're planning on flipping it of course is sub prime again because subprime is back it's called something different it's now called another chance mortgage or alternative mortgage payments and the two biggest players that are wells fargo and citadel is the biggest river that used to be countrywide in the last subprime crime wave they're no longer they no longer existing console to bank of america but this headline is wells fargo edges back into sub prime as u.s. mortgage market thaws see the mortgage market is thawing just as blackstone is trying to get rid of all these properties that they bought and drove the prices up still wells fargo isn't opening up the spigots the bank is looking to lend to borrow is with weaker credit but only if those mortgages can be guaranteed by the f.h.a. codell said because the loans are backed by the government wells fargo can then package them into bonds and sell them to investors but are they want to restart the chain of events once again they want the government backing of their fraud which is
you could call it fascism or you could just call it wall street circa twenty fourteen where they get the government to backstop their fraud and they don't want to take any risk this is the key that munn must understand is that blackstone or any these banks their money is procured riskless lee they do not that's what tom perkins the guy over there at the venture capital firm in san francisco who recently equated the plight of the leak to the whole cost for two. ok tony perkins is a guy who's made a billion or half a billion without taking any risk that's the key he's not a capitalist he is the he is stalin on steroids tom perkins in other words you just rapes and pillage and stills and groups and then he says oh my god i'm a victim oh i stole your one little bit i'm only a little low down perkins is the worst excuse for humanity that ever crawled out from under a rock so the loans from wells fargo will be to people with credit scores as low as
six hundred which is the former sub prime to six forty but cities are service and corporation the country's biggest subprime lender plans to package the loans it has made into bonds and sell them to investors citadel has lent money to people as credit scores as low as four ninety although they have to pay interest rates above ten percent far above the roughly four point three percent that prime borrowers pay now ten percent these people are paying on them whereas the mines will take it out on a credit card though they'll get a mortgage to a picture just with some old on it and say that that's enough of roast of a credit score to give you half a billion dollars in mortgages we don't care because of course the government backstopping all of this and when the government of the united states can't find enough suckers hey let's invade afghanistan let's invade iraq let's and let's overthrow ukraine. steal somebody's else's money because you stole all the money in our own country but at least you know in america when this next sub prime crisis
collapses and goes crazy people to walk away from their mortgage now i want to look at a final headline here about canada don't worry about skyrocketing canadian household debt because canadians pay their mortgage first of all let's look at this chart this is household debt to disposable income the pink line is canada the purple line is us as you see canada is at one hundred sixty four percent of disposable income to debt compared to the u.s. pre-crash which is one hundred thirty percent but these people here are accusing dot com say. don't worry because you know i can a.d.'s pay their mortgages you can see from this chart the blue line is the u.s. and that is the mortgage arrears by ninety days or more in the pink is canada as you see canadians pay their mortgages why they are recourse they cannot escape their debts well this is always a story at the top of these real estate bubbles whether it's iceland america canada there's a feeling that oh no this could never happen because look at this chart that confirms our bias and confirming our bias with more charts and sold and then we're going to
say well this is a lot of them along i'm such a rush of the number of possible a good amount of good ever happened but look at crash and then when you have huge bail out recovery money so let's join up with america and mexico and go to break chile you know that's basically the policy directive you have in these countries now they speculate wildly they go bust and then they steal from other countries is supposed to cleave victorian era colonisation via the global banking system except instead of having big nice breasts like queen victoria you've got david cameron in his moves swinging around there with george osborne and the house of commons there watch these guys it look like follow the bouncing move but it's worse than tony blair but that's a good reason to short the canadian market because these people are like slaves to their mortgages these are genuine indentured servants to their mortgages and then this article is celebrating as somehow sort of good news don't worry about the canadian market it can't collapse. even though mathematically
a house to you because you can't have one hundred sixty four percent of disposal income to debt and keep on going well i think cattle is a good example of what happens when you try to smoke maple syrup all right we've got to go now but thanks so much. stay tuned for the second apple all up maple syrup smoking. we wanted to create a realistic model that would represent life that would depict life is it really is . there's an accident six.
welcome back to the kaiser report imax keyser time now to return to our conversation with investment banker chris whalen he's the co-author of a new book out later this year called financial stability fraught confidence and the wealth of nations criswell this time for part two great to be back with you. all right chris well in the title the book you make a reference to wealth of nations ok adam smith's seven hundred seventy six classical liberalism economics do we currently have a system in adam smith to recognize in some respects yes you want to keep the great wheel moving you know what freight will will that was adam smith's descriptive fin other words it's a great wheel of commerce and finance and the reason that the fed the other central banks printed all this money over the last few years to didn't want to wheel to
stop that stuff it's really the simple way he warned against people colluding you know in a way moral sentiments that's right and you have groups like the davus or build a bird or these other big con maps these obviously opportunities for these guys to collude as well it is so adam smith was the means by which we democratize credit we opened the game up we took money away from the king so let's talk about another piece of the puzzle here because during the banking crisis there is this idea that whack a mole where a lot of the bad debts would end up back in the fed's balance sheet and back on j.p. morgan's balance remember lehman brothers famously did the repo one hundred five scandal where they took the debts and they put it next door to the bank they didn't tell the regulators about the regulators would leave they put it back in the lehman books well that's right and it was fraud because they pretended to sell it to someone else but to believe they were still responsible for citigroup all of those off balance sheet vehicles came rolling back when the investors didn't want them anymore and suddenly they had to put capital into neat them right so that was the definition of the fraud is that they were what the definition between
a sale was not a sale was so the house or go into the minutia of the details it's a republic that's right and it's not really a cell but it's maybe it's. well this guy's maybe holding in the collateral right there where we talk about this in our book we get into the ancient in a season so this louis brandeis the great supreme court justice who really define this and in the mid one nine hundred twenty s. nobody thinks about this anymore but we're going to talk about right now because there is a whack a mole candidate in the global of the united states economy anyway and that white people candidate that's sitting on a toxic pile of risk. is what i don't recall if the recall you know right now so what that rick out is the new lehman brothers potentially well it's a it's a state it's a sovereign entity affiliated with the united states has way too much debt known enough economic activity and they're kind of limping along but it's pretty obvious that they're either going to need to restructure which is something nobody wants to talk about or you could actually see a default under the canopy of the united states now is there going to be
a ripple effect well i think so you know the funny part of most people realize that puerto rico is part of the second federal reserve district of new york fed that night and the puerto rican banks repo all of their bed debt to the fed of new york so they actually own it out of new york is really the key in this in the central banking system there are twelve of the satellite brasses of the federal reserve system and that's right comprise the federal open market committee and the chairman is the fed in washington he's the head but then the new york one is really the guy who was doubly yes and he's got a position for life no no he doesn't have position for life that would be a disaster the he's been there a while he has seemed like a life it does seem like a life estate is that jamie dimon still on the board of the new york fed as well as our j.p. morgan no he's not he was he was but they well he was set up that way it was set up to be an appendage of the banks and a conflict ari thank you yes thank you so much so ok so what are we go is part of
that system and potentially they're sitting on a lot of. crap that's going to blow up well they don't have enough income to service or debt that's the simple. way of looking at it doesn't count because in them out again referring to my days on wall street you know actually bonds the people that's right and they're rated by moody's and fitch and they get double their triple a and then the interest rates are commensurate with the rating and one of the bonds municipal bonds people would buy as a puerto rico will be six percent or as you know you whatever and so a lot of retail people out of retail brokers of the real retail market buying these tax free or tax advantage of puerto rico bonds as a result this island of puerto rico has a huge amount of debt now right they do much like the united states they have been putting off the day of reckoning by borrowing they die and they don't have enough activity on the island to cover all of their expenses so they go out and they borrow in those seventy just it orcutt and unfortunately they're at the point now
where they really can't borrow anymore right so they're going to you think default well i think either that or they're going to have to go to washington hat in hand for a bailout nobody wants to focus on this right now as you can imagine but they just agree my view is your specialty is really on due diligence credit analysis and digging through the footnotes in the balance sheets enjoy doing a forensic look at your deal maker investment banker so you've got to look through stacks and stacks of paper to try to cut deals so that's you know your livelihood depends on being able to sort through this stuff so you've looked at the numbers in puerto rico looks like it's going to go belly up essentially too much debt to push that but my question again and a raise taxes there's no obvious source of income to fix this the federal government has been quietly pushing money under the table to puerto rico over list few you have or but the numbers are now so big that they can't make it work that way they get any copyright residuals for west side story i mean. you know i don't know what that what rick and guy was at the jets or the sharks i think they were
the sharks they should be getting a copyright residual that could keep keep the island afloat they could be dancing all their lives want to come to the debt burden put a weaker could be in a musical get stephen sondheim write the. story part two the default well it would be interesting to see barack obama selling the bill out on capitol hill. dancing up and down the capitol stairs with the sharks in the sense i think i pay five bucks to see that you know trick or treasury secretary jack lew who no one ever sees yet what jack lew he replaced of course if you go insane with the guy who was all over the news for years yes this guy jack lew is the invisible man how come i think they want to why he's the budget expert he doesn't really have much background in finance a lot of people like that job because they get to have their name on a dollar bill you know robert ruben my memory is out in next game a while ago and people are so you signing dollar bills and and and the court of course side of the next game like i am robert ruben here's my name with a dollar bill and so then you have to be geitner who i know grew up in the same
town i did largely want new york to throw it right so we were probably evil were evil twins separated at birth we're probably both playing at flint park at one one the same game more like he's a part of the large white yacht club i'm not on the large white yacht club i was at the another yacht club so so now it's jack lew how much of an ego boost is that job i just want to have that job to get my name on a dollar bill well i don't know i've never been there you'll have like i did i mean for example this is going to end up there because he's an egomaniac well i'm not so sure about that i actually like jamie i think he's a great operator. but you say the same thing about al capone going to all of the great operator and he invented lots of laws and then eventually had to pay the piper he did pay the piper yeah yeah so you're in this is the thing about wall street guys is that your book says fraud frauds bad because jamie diamond is caught committing fraud over and over and over again so how is he a likeable guy if he's part if he's contributing to the massive social
equity that you see in that i states how is he a good guy well it's with all of the big banks if we're not going to force the rules across the board without any you know favor to some than what why would you get mad at the bank respects it starts in washington. we have to enforce the rules but if they pay their way to get into washington and they all need legal system. that was clearly the case during the crisis i mean you had bob reuben telling timothy geithner what to do with the fed in new york and then you had timothy geithner telling hank paulson what to do during two thousand and eight we go through this in our book paulson almost destroyed the world you know think up for ben bernanke because if you go through two thousand and eight you look at each suggestion by hank paulson super civs remember that bail out citi group yes disaster market almost tanked so that paulson is kind of the the bad guy in this equation a lot of people point to him as being kind of the weak link well there are two
tracks of goldman you have bankers who do deals and you have politicians relationship managers if you will paulson is clearly in the latter category not a deal guy when he was a treasury i don't think he understood half of the proposals that he made and he goes around today giving speeches like he saved the world again thank god for ben bernanke because were it not for the folks at the fed and the steps they took to counteract the ideas that came out of paulson's mouth we would all be in a very bad place right now so paulson just a schmooze guy essentially a relationship or less at that there are two kinds of bankers and he's he's in the second say that that's what he does not deals from is up i don't think so if he had understood what he was suggesting will classic example the tarp legislation they were going to buy bad assets nobody at the treasury realized that you can't do that it's illegal and right up to the last moment they kept saying oh we're going to buy the bad assets from the bank it was only when the people from the federal government showed up the lawyers and said no you can't do that that they switch
gears early october and they came out so we're going to put capital in the banks paulson didn't understand what he was suggesting neither did anybody in the treasury i notice that on wall street when bankers break the laws they claim that their financial engineering prowess has moved the art forward and then laws need to change to keep up with their genius now. no that's bad i mean over the counter you notice i'm talking about right i'm up over the counter derivatives are an example of of how we've got a bridge too far and yeah well if you're selling something you don't own isn't it a fraud. it is well you can't borrow it either by the way you can't the will not make it search short selling is for selling something it out of that's right now we saw the silver market that's right from what was it who is the number one culprit in that well middle are the j. there's a middle name p. and s. and they morgan when i think of the hunt brothers yeah well going back to the seventy's but i just saw j.p. morgan make it start selling massive massive ounces of silver but if you're aware
that you confirm that well i wasn't following that specifically i was more focused on electricity and the other commodities they were playing in our friend josh ross or has done a lot of work on that but it's really you go back to the fed the fed has allowed the banks to do over the counter derivatives that let them sell anything anything you can conceive of yeah you can go out and sell short and you don't have to borrow with and deliver it's a naked position and yet the fed thinks that it's ok for large banks to do that kind of business right chris well we've got about thirty seconds ok here's a simple question looking at all this big picture isn't it true that one thing that can be done today we now most of the bad actors and excesses is simply raise interest rates well they i think they should you know rate student to go because the reason why there's so much fraud is that the cost of it is so cheap because the cost of borrowing money to finance frot is near zero you mean the carry trade the japan for all the derivative frauds all these very scary trade frauds all the
credit default swap trains if you can go out and mark and borrow money at near zero and put out a trade that's going to reap you two or three even basis points but you've only got borrowed at zero and if you have extent the government bails you out that's right why not just raise rates or raise margin rates in the purview of the central bank to raise margin rates well you certainly need to normalize them again so they reflect reality we kept rates low to save the world from being to capture five years. it we've gone too far but i said that we got to go the name of the book on his merits they're not right yet i have to go by the name of the book is financial stability fraud confidence games and wealth of nations criswell and wall street titan is the author is the co-author of the book is go check it out when it comes out on amazon soon thanks much for being on the kaiser report with. are they going to do it for this edition because report of a mascot or save your butt like i guess chris wayland co-author of a new book financial stability fraud confidence in the wealth of nations if you'd like to get in touch tweet us a cause report actually. speak
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the in the. beginning of a long road to russia vladimir putin approves a draft agreement with crimea to accept it as part of the country setting in motion the session process with many legal hurdles still ahead. and while people in both russia and crimea celebrate the start of reunification protests there is a major eastern ukrainian cities demand their only referendums on breaking away from ukraine. its response to those protests and intimidation and a military build up will look out the face of ukraine's new leadership those behind a range of proposed radical last.
fortnight international coming to live from moscow with me marina joshie now crimea's request for joining russia has got the nod of approval from president putin and that sets the invitation process firmly in motion though there are still many legal hurdles for it to pass before it's a done deal or does it work is going off has more. this doesn't yet mean that the crimea is already a port of the russian federation because there are lots of procedures which have to follow including that the constitutional court has to study this motion whether or not it coincides with the russian constitution it also has to be supported by the parliament the borders and the status of the future member of the federation have to be decided as well and then finally the constitution will have to be changed as well so there is still lots of red tape but these are definitely the first legal steps and this mechanism is definitely now moving forward it's also really impressive to see the amount of overwhelming support of the idea seen on both sides
wolf in the crimea and in russia and the figures really speak for themselves since the referendum held in the crimea. over ninety six percent of its residents voted for the unification of russia nationwide poor held in russia established that ninety one percent of its respondents supported the idea as well we've been seeing crimea rallies taking place in different russian cities. moscow rallies taking place in crimea with russian flags flooding the streets crimea used to be a part of the russian empire than it used to be a part of the russian soviet republic up until nine hundred fifty four that's where we're seeing lots of crimea and carrying banners saying that they were coming home were being reunited and so on all in this extremely festive atmosphere but like i said right now while the voices have been heard the mechanism has been
started but the red tape could take up to six months all these legal procedures i mean but both sides have been pretty much made it clear that they're going to try to do it as quickly as possible. well the east of ukraine has been closely following the referendum in crimea people there are becoming increasingly defiant of the post-coup authorities in kiev are the smallest of the year is in the eastern city of donetsk for us. yesterday i was in crimea where the mood was one of celebration today i am here in the eastern ukrainian city often writs where by comparison there's almost and ease in the air people remain defiant to me extremely angry with what they say is an illegitimate government to kids that there has been a crackdown on all the antique years of protests happening in the east of the country in this respect the latest protests needed to be detained was arrested in a district packed up and shipped back to kids what people here are telling me is
a crime essentially has become a rallying call for eastern ukraine here in today it's as well as in the other cities a fight over the guns people are using crimea as an example in saying that they too now want to have their own with the engine in terms of how they see their own future there's also been a movement of armored vehicles across ukraine from the waist to the russian border and people have formed in selves into self-defense units to try and stop the movement if you look at the footage you can see these self-defense units trying to stop these armored vehicles as they make their way across you hate any one particular incident you have one self-defense unit system in both literally you lies down on the ground to stop the vehicles from coming forward and he was pulled to safety at the absolute last minute so here in eastern ukraine i would also say people are feeling not only an ease but also of fear they are afraid of this crackdown they are afraid of what they say is a fascist government that has now come to power here and they are afraid of essentially having their voices heard but they are defiant that they will continue
to protest what they say is the illegitimacy happening in kiev. and the interim lawyers in kiev are doing little to defuse the situation in the east in fact they are even reviewing a slew of anti protest legislation that includes some fairly radical measures argues marine acosta reports on the possible new laws and the people behind them. yes they were there so they've made it to the top and now the bus or world gets to see what kind of changes the people they've been supports and are pushing for. introduce the death penalty for traitors spies and deserve. more than the communist party of ukraine along with the party of regions whose leaders aided the russian occupiers these are just the random thoughts by a person of the streets this is a politician submitting a draft law to make this a reality so who is this man who's making such bold statements meets.
the focus of attention that's him intimidating a local m.p. recently forcing him to take down the russian flag and resign or face the consequences. ok maybe he was in a bad mood that day let's give him the benefit of the doubt. a lot when you see him on oh there he goes again this wasn't c thousand and twelve here you can see him trying to get ukrainian products back on the market by storm and then through a press conference trying to force feed russia's chief doctor some cheese so that he revokes a temporary ban and here he is and once again the words seem to fail him as he resorts to gimmicks and a russian when he hears something he doesn't like you all ok let's go back to what he does like server diplomatic relations with russia than russian t.v. broadcasts and press distribution has to join nato and get the maximum amount to
weapons so basically he wants to get rid of everyone who disagrees with him and get the west to support his warmongering it would be interesting to see if national actually does something the west doesn't like for example. terminate the transit of russian gas why ukraine to europe if moscow disgraced a twelve fold. increased why not get the european union to subsidize the ukrainian economy through rice and gas can they achieve twelve fold increases i very much doubt it but at the same time it demonstrates both the desperation in ukraine and also actually the inability of the european union to come up with the funding that they promised when the my down protests were in full swing but perhaps what's most troubling is that lashkar is not alone and surprised that salix on the chain of said mass demonstrations will become sort of crimes against the states while it
appears that this is a my way or the highway approach to politics people and indeed the entire country and in the case of the west at the moment ever manes eyes white shots. during a coster of our artsy now former australian prime minister malcolm fraser believes a radical measures won't help ukraine to be unified argue spoke to him in words apart and you can watch the full show on thursday but here's a quick taste i think the ukraine should be told never draw and. that other means will be found to make sure that ukraine remains secure. the west should be persuading those who are now in government in the ukraine. that. within ukraine they must. compromise. you can't have one unified decent strong country with without an element of compromise but can
there be any compromise with rags and weapons to hand dimitri arsenal the year of the ultranationalist right sector party which have direct links with the interim government in kiev says he's militants will remain an independent force. none of the finances joined the national guard and the so-called drills are more like trips to military bases not real training i don't think those who took up arms during the revolution lay them down. the right sect there has some ten thousand members scattered all across a praying his fighters took an active part in the wind down riots and were the main force that toppled the democratically elected government nobody knows how many weapons are in their hands right now but the arsenal is believed to be well stocked me three hours from self plans to run for the ukrainian president to spy of being on an international terror list. crimea's referendum has clearly shown where loyalties lie on the peninsula but some of the media add another story to tell from
reports of a near daily russian invasion to skewed coverage of what the public wants and i say if you're going to sift the facts from fiction. as accusations escalate over the crimean referendum for independence we continue to disseminate stories statements and allegations that are worth being broken down for clarity purposes. first off the crimean referendum took place sunday over the weekend we saw attempts trickling in to discredit the legitimacy of the vote reports about armed men allegedly kidnapping a priest alleged seizures of a gas depot taking place as well as accusations on russian troops trying to enter a territory close to crimea keep in mind none of these allegations were ever officially complained or supported with actual facts on the ground. the us supporting the interim government in ukraine has repeatedly claimed that it sees the crimean referendum as illegal seeing it as a violation of ukraine's constitution waving russia for it ever taking place as
well as all of the events on raveling in ukraine for that matter there is a constitutional process in place and this so the election. forward on that very. differently over to. the caribbean region that is not so. with. the barrel or the well an overwhelming majority of people living in crimea came out to support a referendum for the autonomy is for public to leave ukraine over sixty percent of its population being russian u.s. officials echoed naturally by the western mainstream media have portrayed the vote as one that took place essentially a gun point from russia. and list images of celebration and cheers not making headline in the west no surprises here and happiness surrounding the results of the referendum doesn't fit into well with the west's narrative. the media has been abuzz with images of alleged russian tanks
alleged russian forces alleged russian activity on the border with ukraine russia are more than enough times to. to explain that any actual military option would only be regarded as a very last resort despite these statements barack obama has dubbed russia's participation surrounding ukraine as a threat to u.s. national security this is been quite a curious way to describe u.s. concerns it's not like russia is next door to the us exactly but again it's not so surprising every time it seems the u.s. gets involved in a crisis anywhere in the world it's either because of its own national security or to protect human rights whether those reasons are based on fact is a whole other story. in the meantime there's a u.s. navy destroyer in the black sea next ukrainians territory police there as a result of the crimean crisis this for some reason not in violation of anything could it be because the vessel in question is american go figure and if they see
turkana washington d.c. . well the west promised sanctions over the crimea referendum and he talked about them for weeks and made sure down the world knew they were coming. the additional and far reaching consequences i have signed a new executive order that expands the scope of our sanctions strict measures against twenty one individuals responsible to the figures in the future. threat. is a direct transfer of choice should. all the white house has published the official reasoning for its sanctions against russian and crimean officials and they're being punished for apparently and i quote undermining ukraine's democratic institutions and processes in fact the u.s. says the vote didn't follow the letter of the law and that crimea cannot decide for
itself where it belongs. now what's odd about that though is that the white house had no such qualms about the violent revolution that took place on their riders literally sieged state institutions shot of police and a constitutionally deposed elected leader all raising serious questions about washington's interest and impartiality in the current crisis ask for sanctions asia times correspondent pepe escobar told us that at least from europe there were always going to be lackluster it's completely absurd i'll give you a practical example discussion european discussions sweden the wanted far reaching sanctions against the sales of military weapons from russia through the european union to france. because they want to sell and they want to trade they sell weapons to russia and vice versa and inside the european union people know it's just a pro forma thing they were threat to the book six inches they had to come up with
something. now here are two international again watch president putin statements to lawmakers were he will outline the future stab some crimea's possible exception into russia when we bring it to you live at eleven am g.m.t. do stay with us for that. meanwhile online and r.t. dot com former soviet leader mikhail gorbachev has slammed the west sanctions claiming that the crimean referendum corrected the soviet era mistake also on r.t. dot com today despite tension between russia and the west moscow stands by the international open skies treaty leaving the country's airspace free to check. we wanted to create
on the news we need for most women use is work martin luther king said i have a dream obama is today telling me i have to draw. drones have not caused a huge number of civilian casualties that for the most part they have been very precise six it's like. this small body on the ground is a little girl and just next to her is a little boy of eight. we do some of her service also which is a country afghanistan's all the one that i can confirm that we are operating in. afghanistan is the only other country. that gets its own country.
from the market watching our theater national referendum breakaway region and dependence these how become the key words for events in crimea but there is little chance you'll hear about another vote on the session and a very heart of the e.u. as a venice region seeks sovereignty citizens alvin at oh that's the official name of the province have until friday to have their say and they can do it in person by phone or even online as you can see right here are designed to find out why the region is so eager to break away from rome. the town of may be small but it is actually one of the centers where people in the village come and vote in person in the referendum that is taking place here people here believe that they have an obsolete right for independence they say they don't want to have rome as
a bureaucratic entity over them they believe it's simply unfair because their earnings are going over to rome in order to make up for the country's into his financial woes as a matter of fact if it does the seat from italy they're also looking to leave the euro to leave the e.u. and leave nato as well. because the most important reason is a konami the natural as a region sense twenty billion euro zone for the needs but if you cut them it would have sold all problems we have. it's looks like nobody in europe seems to have any idea about the independence referendum happening in venice at the moment but it's not something that has just suddenly cropped up as a matter of fact the movement and the idea off the referendum for independence has been floating around in the region for several decades at this point and has been actively in the works for the last several years yet people in brussels and officials in europe believe that this referendum is not legitimate and therefore they choose to disregard it something important there is hardly any news about it
unlike of course the idea of referendum in crimea the option in crimea yes i've heard of this. you know have you heard about the referendum in italy. and you know night telling referendum is it today a woman i haven't heard and what happens there in italy. if you know what kind of referendum is there in italy. and i know i've only heard about crimea i watched news about it. again some believe that if this does indeed happen and then into it does become independent at least in its own right it will actually change the face of europe as we see it right now. if you go still r t. alvan as i was not exactly something rome can easily afford to lose some five million people live there and have a chance to vote in the referendum even more importantly banana is among the
wealthiest regions accounting for almost ten percent of its g.d.p. also it attracts around fourteen million tourists every year and polls have shown over half of the provinces population want to become an independent state well rome has rejected any idea of an arab breaking away but campaigners say the capital doesn't call the shots there including the mayor of the provincial city of. after world war two we enjoy a great success but it's been ruined by the taxes you have to pay room they're stealing our resources we want to assure the people of the natural have a desire to be. economic. lives in the region resolver and work so we don't want to continue living the way we do that people are beginning to wake up to the country. has been going for number of years judging by preliminary figures more than five hundred thousand people have already. shown that something like eighty percent
unfavorable. some international news in brief now at least fifteen people have been killed in a suicide bombing in northern afghanistan the bomber riding a rickshaw carried out the assault at the entrance to a busy market no group has claimed responsibility for the explosion but taliban insurgency is on the rise in the country ahead as next month's presidential elections. in the sea gators of a malaysian passenger plane that disappeared almost two weeks ago are looking into the possible suicide of the captain or the copilot police have searched their homes but found no suicide note or other evidence suspicions of hijacking are also being considered a search on an unprecedented scale involving twenty six countries still hasn't solved the mystery of the missing jet. now it's gay pride versus irish pride in the u.s. and new york st patrick's day parade organizers have once again refused to allow
members to carry gay rights banners during the event a move even led to ireland's iconic beer guinness refusing to take part in the parade or just right aboard now reports from new york. the city's st patrick's day parade kicked off monday with far fewer friends and supporters due to expand against allowing gays and lesbians to openly march in the parade the irish beer giant guinness has dropped in sponsorship of the parade over its to discrimination policies in a statement the company said that skin has a strong history of supporting diversity and being an advocate for equality for all we were hopeful that the policy of exclusion would be reversed for this year's parade as this has not come to a cost in this has withdrawn its participation on friday heineken announced it would drop its sponsorship of the free because of its anti-gay policy and the
boston beer company maker of sam adams also withdrew its support for boston's parade as well both parades in boston and new york city how policies under which sexual orientation cannot be displayed meaning that marchers cannot work t. shirts or hold signs that identify them as members of the l g b t community while many spectators we spoke with seem to different about the controversies others expressed disappointment that the historic event has been so politicized i think that this is a very old tradition and i think that it should stay the way it is i mean i don't i support gay rights everything like that but there's no reason to boycott the parade for that reason this national celebration should be left to the different worker that you know now parade organizers continue to defend their policy arguing that allowing members of the l.g.
community to openly march would conflict with their roman catholic heritage new york city's st patrick's day parade is the oldest in the nation dating back to seven hundred sixty two when green clad iver sold. they're serving in the british army walked through lower manhattan today twenty fourteen there's been a clash between irish pride and gay pride and as members continue to walk in their historic parade they do so surrounded by a lot of criticism and controversy reporting from new york marina point i am artsy and after the break our team will look at america's deadly drone war on terror don't go away.
i don't want to beat a dead horse i try to varieties opinion pieces but you created melt out hits really close to my heart and affects people i know when i see obama gleefully talking to self elected new ukrainian prime minister just burns the inside of my brain he's throwing hypocrisy gasoline on my fire of contempt not only did the leak phone call from the estonian defense minister claim that the kiev opposition you state person gets both sides but now the former ukrainian chief of security confirmed that the sniper fire came from a building under the control of the protesters at that time also the alliance currently in power in kiev glorified house you germany and you slogans like putting jews and russians who the knife so america's first black president a nobel peace prize winner who was elected by waves of tolerant optimistic lefty liberals is smiling and chatting with a leader who is supported by white power right winger groups that use the murder of their own members to oust a democratically elected government there william nightmare is now my friends but that's just my opinion.
quite often countries rich in natural resources are the poorest africa's a colony it's a colony of the big corporations it's a calling of some. own leaders who are under the thumbs of the big corporations so they have to beg from the world bank's development of social programs goes to pay back debts country is drowning under the amount of debt that they had and so every year they would borrow money. and they would use that same amount of money to pay back oh this can all that money really helped. the wages of debt. this drone attack which claimed the lives of two civilians is it was legal if the americans claim. fifty one. the un charter recognizes the right of a states to use its armed forces outside its front is only in the case of
legitimate defense in the face of unarmed attack. by international law this means that capturing suspects is not possible. furthermore when the drone detected regular target of this attack the vehicle was very near the country's capital just next to the military checkpoint we passed. however at any moment did the americans are ask their yemeni allies to stop it. that is not although. he was not in hiding he was a public figure. just look here for example at this yemeni t.v. set. what do you know about this guy. he took part in protests during the last revolution in yemen. he was very
active. he was against the former government they say he was involved in an attack. against a convoy transporting arms. but in any case. he could have been arrested and stood trial and have a shot in canada because he lives near santa. in a region where there are police and military to gauge regarding this strike as with others the white house and the cia have given no explanation these attacks are classified as defense secrets. but drones don't just result in collateral victims even worse they sometimes commit blunders. these are exclusive images filmed by the foundation. eleven
bodies lined up in a hospital morgue. civilians killed in an american attack. really. this took place in september two thousand and twelve. that day shots from above were fired on a truck in iraq one hundred fifty kilometers to the south of the capital. shortly after the attack. of the bodies of two civilians trapped in the back of a car. targeting to terrorists they didn't hit the right target. three months later the washington post ran the headlines when american drones killed civilians. the prestigious newspaper disclosed that their sources within the u.s. administration recognized anonymously that it had indeed been a u.s.
strike. is the one who filmed the bodies among the victims there are two children. and look. how this small body on the ground is a little girl and just next to her is a little boy of eight. have you seen this kind of thing before bombings like this no never have the had was terrifying and and very hard. when we were in the hospital with a mega cannon next to the morgue that'll you could still detect the smell of the bombs. in total thirteen civilians were killed in this
blunder elop. from now on for these yemenites a bombers war on terror looks like this. what this is a message for north south east and west of free men of yemen we are going to have revenge we are ready for war we are prepared to die we will not be treated like this. and we're not terrorists we're not with al qaeda we're just farmers who are not dangerous men who are just trying to go to work. for many people in the country the drones have become a symbol of american interference. and we meet a yemeni journalist. who sees them. as
a recognized specialist in the field of drugs. he has recently been consulted on the subject by the american congress because for inviting me into his opinion the u.s. hasn't been telling the truth about the drone program president obama he said that the targeting only al qaeda people are terrorist people and when know what to do other things that strike i confidently can tell you this is a complete lie and company tops. less than ten percent to that one hundred percent sure percent of the stakes were people who work and catch the ball and maybe set in for me as opinion incidents like the rudder attack increase anti-american feeling or to someone of some of the offices in the us to use woman used to tell their children go to sleep but i will call your father. no they say.
the plan is. to have. the thieves that's. in the united states these protests coming from countries where drones are echoed by pacifist campaign. they regularly protest outside american drone bases like this one near new york. is inside. for the protesters the u.s. have gone too far in the name of the war on terror. to the extent that they have betrayed their principles. if anyone's broken mas' they need to be brought before a court of law and they should not be just killed instantly because they have the
allegation is that they they broke the law and that's what america is doing that we are just killing people just in case that they have broken or shot an american soldier but there's no evidence to show. how good. a former advisor to obama he convinced the president to increase drone attacks. at the beginning of twenty thirteen. appointed him head of the cia. so on the day of his inauguration speech to congress his opponents decided to make themselves. i am honored to appear before you today. as the president's nominee.
we. and the people that were standing up here today i think they really have a misunderstanding of what we do as a government and the care that we take and the agony that we go through to make sure that we do not have any collateral injuries or deaths. in washington to the debate rages. certain members of congress have demanded more transparency regarding operations. according to the figures agreed upon by the ngo who investigated the issue more than three thousand people have been killed in drone strikes. among them how many were civilians. far away from washington in a country where obama's drones are used on a large scale. some are convinced that the u.s. is committing war crimes. and they have decided to prove it.
in pakistan since two thousand and four have been more than three hundred fifty drone attacks. the country is in the front line of the war against terrorism. since the arrival of western forces in afghanistan al qaeda troops and taliban leaders have been seeking refuge in the northwest of pakistan. in this region the tribal areas. those own is inaccessible to western us. even the pakistani army cannot control the area. these mountains of become their sanctuary. within the population they regroup train and recruits new soldiers.
the american drones stationed in neighboring afghanistan operate an assassination program in the region. this is where most of the victims of being. in islamabad the capital. this journalist originally from the tribal region is one of few able to access the sites of the attacks for years he has been investigating the deaths of women and children in american drone strikes. they gather evidence such as these images filmed in taliban territory. they're extremely rare they were taken just after an attack in february two thousand and eleven the dust displaced by the explosion is still in the air.
and suddenly. there was this attack and it's. exclusive images you can see the left by the drone. when i arrived on the scene this is what i saw. had already left for the hospital. that was left was the. man. as is often the case the drone struck in the heart of the village. you can see here the hole left by the missile. has seen dozens of strikes like this one the photos and videos he films a hard to see. they are of children. injured or killed by missiles.
how many children. i mean this kills. i've seen that at least one hundred children on to me caught in drone attacks. many are dead. others were injured. among them is fourteen. took the photograph of this eight year old girl a few minutes before she died this was the twenty first of may two thousand and ten . for several days an american drone had been watching a house in the tribal area near afghanistan. inside. the great al-qaeda treasurer of the region. in a neighboring house fatima cut was sleeping. at
that means you can jump in anytime you want. a little. they all told me my language as well but i will only react to situations split i have read the reports and look for the know i will leave them to the state department to comment on your letter played like a monthly sage to italy's or carry out a car is on the docket the rails on. the radio no more weasel words lead when you have a direct question are you prepared for a chase when you run should be ready for a little freedom of speech and let her down the freedom to crush. thirty three times. now i.
see it was killed but daybreak from the missiles penetrated the walls and hit the little girl. was hit by a missile shards in the stomach and twice in the leg. she was half conscious because she looked at us she couldn't speak. she died very quickly as the missile caused internal bleeding in her stomach. in this attack two other children were killed. the little girl's brother and cousin . nor about how men trust
his documents to a pakistani lawyer. has decided to defend civilian victims of drone attacks such as. he wants the united states condemned for violations of international law so he also collects pieces of evidence like these missile shots fallen on pakistani ground this is what was used to be attack which killed fatima khan on the may twenty first two thousand and ten it's been identified as a hellfire missile the same model used by unmanned american aircraft but according to the lawyer this is just a fraction of the civilian casualties a recent decree from the pakistani justice system supports his claim. had already collected one hundred twenty seven plaintiffs according to him one hundred twenty seven cases of packet. civilians killed by drones. according to this document out of over three thousand people killed by drones one in two was not an islamist
soldier. that's the verdict from the high court of a major city in the country. the verdict records for the first time the number of civilians killed. eight hundred ninety six in the tribal area of north waziristan five hundred fifty three in south waziristan. that makes a total of one thousand four hundred forty nine pakistani civilians killed according to the pakistani justice system. it concludes that these deaths were war crimes. that's not all according to his inquiry among the fighters killed only two percent were high level al qaeda bosses the reality is that more than sixty. have been killed in the hold on. and. more than three thousand. the majority of these people are civilian
people who are six to seven years old is people who are ten years oafish they cannot be. among the civilian victims is the grandmother of these little girls. a primary school teacher will never forget the day when a drone struck next to his house one made often and. his mother was killed in the attack and his children injured. the family have traveled from the tribal area to meet the lawyer. they have collected all the evidence they can find. x. rays of the injuries and the medical certificates attesting that they were caused by a missile. these things are hard to come by in tribal areas. the doctors removed shrapnel from the children's bodies. the family wants
to fight and to make their own story known worldwide. we turn to another father the man who twelve thousand kilometers away directs the drone program. very precise. and. he's seeing this video for the first time. i personally invite obama united states president this you come and see our house to look to make his inquiry. if there are any taliban or al qaeda members among us. every member of our family. and if not then he can stop his attacks
because it is not a good thing that you just spill the blood of innocence of children and women you hold of them no it is not a good thing. why have the drones claimed the lives of so many pakistani civilians. according to the ngo investigating the subject the cia has been getting trigger happy. this may sound unbelievable but over the course of the is the agency has deviated from its hit list. its list of presumed terrorists to develop a new type of drone attack. from now on it's not only a question of just targeting known suspects. the cia chooses its targets based only on behavior observed from the sky like in real time. as an example a drone conducting surveillance over a village to take
a white four by four carrying a group of men according to images their behavior is suspect for the americans this is the whole of terrorists. in a few moments the cia decides to open fire on. american press denominate these attacks as signature attacks. the trouble is that in such tribal zones lots of men move around in full by full vehicles carrying guns. in the united states mark mazetti from the new york times is among those american journalists who have revealed this type of strike. he regularly meets with those responsible for the program at a high level. a signature strike is based on patterns of activity rather than solid intelligence about exactly who's on the ground and the more you base. targeted killing operations. that standard the greater there is room for error in
a signature strike you are going in with the proposition that you don't know who you're killing so there is no question that signature strikes have led to instances where. people who have been killed have been civilians people who have killed been killed are not combatants. until now no official from the obama administration has officially recognized the signature strikes. but in front of camera for the very first time a former cia director will in directly admit their existence. can you explain to us what is signet strike now you don't want to go into detail no one no one in the administration has talked publicly about what the press calls signature strikes so as a former official i'm not allowed to do it but let me give you a hypothetical example a drone is patrolling over over pakistan and it sees
three white pickup trucks filled with filled with armed men and they have left a village that we know is a base for some taliban forces based on previous intelligence then that. you can make a pretty reasonable that are headed to afghanistan in order to attack afghanistan or or americans and that is a an example of attack in which you don't have to have the name of a person but on the on the principle of defending your forces you make it to you kill them. you don't have the name of the people you who have been targeted i gave you an example which you wouldn't. in pakistan the battle against these strikes is starting fresh as a doctor. after years of research he has decided to take the cia to court for
war crimes. a pakistani lawyer against the powerful american information service the fight is unlikely to be straightforward. within his country the americans are stationed in islam of the capital. here at diplomatic enclave. it's a fortified barrack impenetrable without authorization filming is usually forbidden . here is one of the most protected buildings in the country on the american embassy. and it's growing. seen here from above dozens of acres swimming pools sports fields. a city within a city where the cia operates in secret. bringing to justice a spy agency that officially doesn't exist on the ground is impossible.
for law it was therefore decided to go to the former head of the cia in pakistan jonathan banks. his name has been disclosed by the press. the key to the whole if you look at him he's the only person. physically present in pakistan and his physical presence is known to us so he's yodeling his use diction . force to try the criminal case against the point is not a good use of cia official g.'s the point is to see how you just got to know the drone strike. the pakistani lawyer wants the cia condemned. but others are directly attacking barack obama. they are in the united states in washington. a.c.l.u.
a human rights defense organization has just made a complaint against the government. according to them the drone strikes go against the us constitution and international law. it can be a war crime but because basically what's what's required under international law is anytime the united states or any country uses lethal force it has to be proportionate to the harm that they're trying to the risk that they're trying to. combat and what we've seen now in with some of these attacks has been as been that there have been significant numbers of civilian casualties and there are lots of attacks it seems like the united states has no knowledge of who is who. in their desire to fight against terrorism and protect americans. the a bomb or
administration seems to have overstepped its authority. in the international community will bush remain in history as the president of georgia. what image will barack obama leave behind. this was the young head of state full of promise who in two thousand and nine was even awarded the nobel peace prize he wanted to change the face of america. i believe the united states of america must remain a standard bearer in the conduct of war. that is what makes us different from those whom we fight. the same head of state four years later accused by some of war crimes ends up admitting that civilians have been killed by drug strikes.
arabic don't call tito it's called. the beginning of a long road to russia vladimir putin approves a draft agreements with crimea to accept it as part of the country setting in motion the accession bros us with manny legal hurdles to. i had to bring you the president's address in parliament live in just a few minutes. and while people in both russian and crimea celebrate the start of an invitation protesters in major eastern ukrainian cities demand their own referendums on breaking away from ukraine. pay its response to those protests bans intimidation and a military build up we'll look at the face of ukraine's new leadership that was behind a range of proposed radical laws. french media reports suggest that the world's most industrialized nations have suspended russia's participation in g eight
gatherings. you're watching our t.v. national coming to you live from moscow with me marina joshie now president putin is about to address russian lawmakers on crimea is request for incorporation within russia for a look at the mood on the peninsula let's now talk to our alexey jarosz. i say hello there to you well looks like there is much anticipation there what more can you tell us. well indeed this is it has been a very sensitive issue for crimea the mood you can feel here in the streets and the sentiments coming from the people in the peninsula in the capital of the peninsula is we are going home in fact i've seen very few people i've talked to very few people who are against joining russia staying within the territory of ukraine the
overwhelming majority here have been supporting the idea we do know that a television sets with live broadcasts coming from moscow where we're expecting the russian president to address the federation's council in the next several minutes are installed in most of the crimean cities in sevastopol and yelled at many other cities people are gathering at the squares to witness this. and obviously no one knows how long will it actually take for the korean for crimea to become part of russia if this decision is made in a moscow but everyone is waiting anxiously for this for this moment to happen. right away actually thank you so much for this update others here have to be reporting there and let's now get more details on the procedure that awaits crimea and russia now with r t you gore has gone off hello to you as well so what stage is the process out now while the president has recognized the independence of crimea from ukraine he's also approved the unification deal between the crimea and russia
but the deal is far from done yet and in fact these are merely the first steps in a long complicated legal process which some say could take up to six months since this drama still has to be approved by the constitutional court and by the parliament the constitution itself will have to be amended if a new entity was to enter the russian federation so there's a lot of head but both sides have made it clear that the are keen on completing it as quick as possible in the meantime with the support of the crimea uniting with russia here in russia has been. overwhelming according to a nationwide opinion poll ninety one percent of its respondents supported the idea of joining the russian federation and only on to use the eighty one cities across the whole country from the east to the west holding crimean rallies. already or
thank you so much for bringing us this update your piece going on there i just want to remind our viewers that we are on standby for president putin statement that he is about to make to the upper house of parliament it could happen any minute and we'll be bringing you that live in the meantime the east of ukraine has been closely following the referendum in crimea people there are becoming increasingly defiant of the post-coup authorities in kiev are just posner is in the eastern city of donetsk well we'll be bringing you that later but before that let's go to present important who is now making a statement to russia's lawmakers about crimea is request to become part of the country let's now listen in. but he is the speed. of the russian federation even if.
the friendly. with your verge of action is to talk about a very important issue a historical issue for all of us. but on the sentiments of notch crimea referendum that has to play soon in line with the democratic procedures and international law. and eighty two percent of the voters to parts in the referendum. norton you know ninety six percent voted in favor of rejoining russia these are very telling figures. but yet what you want to understand which is why this choice was made we need to take a glimpse into the history of crimea need to understand the value of russia to crimea
and the importance of crimea to russia and three scene is. related suit in russian history you have the harrison. it's where the ancient knights prince of legs e-mail it was baptized. at the wheel later adopted christianity which laid the foundation which unites the nations of russia belarus and ukraine are the places good soldiers are. cross crane mia. it was crimea i. mean sevastopol city of legend but it's the seats you have a great historical value of a fortress and it's a place where the russian black sea fleet. crimea
is a club and carriage and you know the legendary citizen italian so all of these places a secret service this is symbols of the rushers of force into my ex crimea easy need camilla point of traditions and cultures and that's why looks very similar to russia and know it's knitted see disappeared in crimea russian and ukrainian saying that's a crimean tarts. and we lived on the soil they preserve their culture traditions and face. two point two million people of the crimean chop elation we have about fifty percent of russians and also ukrainian switch believe that the russian language is their native language channel search
large portion of crimean targets which is the referendum indicated also look to russia there was a period of course when crimean tartars and other cities of servitude. we had to go through an injustice through hardships. many millions of people different ethnicities if the cities suffered from their precious. crimean charters back to the land where lives alone and yet we need to clear legislative and political decisions that would complete the process of rehabilitation for i mean. i assure you the decision that will riot so their reputation in the room volumes. to respect to all of the. cities that reside in crimea this is.
that is their homeland i know that crimean so will support us but there were three state language russian ukrainian and crimea. colleagues. crimea has always been an integral part of russia in your hearts and minds of people. well it's that faith has been preserved and passed on from generation to generation it. lives through all of the dramatic changes that our country has gone through during my twentieth century after the revolution. including crimea as part of the republic of ukraine and. god is the judge to them
they. will without taking into account the ethnic composition of the territories now it's the east of ukraine. they've handed over crimea and sever stopping all those used to be a federal city and it was. to belong to mr crucial head of the communist party. if you want to. know. or maybe he would. shift the blame for the repressions in ukraine in the nine hundred thirty s. let his story and it's not preserve these issues. that will stand behind the stage it's partly because of richard. you laura.
and of course in a totalitarian states the residents. were not asked about their free will and of course everyone had questions and doubts parts but we all realised simply my grand scheme of things. this was perceived as a mere formality because we all used to belong to one big country in the soviet union and it was inconceivable that sometime in the future russian ukraine could be divided could be different states but that happened. warts it was thought to be under the evil has become a reality the soviet union collapse its view even and so on cold in such a fast way that none of the nations realize the dramatic nature of even. many people in ukraine and russia the former soviet republics believe the new
hampshire commonwealth of independent states which because i am a new stage feel it because they were promised one single currency common economic space. a one single. armed forces that remained just on paper we didn't see a new big country will merge as one crimea. ended up in a different stage russia realized that it was not just drugged it was broad daylight. and that we have to admit that russia itself. contributed to that process as this is that we by asking everyone to take as many sovereignty as possible and of course crimea was forgotten it was in oblivion new millions of russians went to bed in one country and woke up are brought here totally different country they've become became.
minorities overnight. the russian people. become one divided nation images on the planet the black sea fleet was in the living of the. crimean say that in one thousand nine hundred nine there were handed over just like a sack of potatoes and i can't agree with it so what did the russians do up with russia. gave up. they put up with the realities and swallowed. that picture of the situation our situation country was in a state when it couldn't protect its interests but people couldn't put up with that in just your many activists and citizen rights that he should many says that crimea is a russian land and service top as
a russian city but we all realize that when you fell there. we had to leave. the realities. and you had it to build on them. to work with ukraine with our for turn on nation as. his relations and we have always been and will always be the most you. know not exaggerate. i would like to share with you the details in the negotiations that. at the beginning of june two thousand. and ten president kuchma asked me to speed up the process of a limitation of our borders previously russia recognized crimea as part of ukraine. there were no negotiations on the delimitation of the borders.
and we all realized all the complications so that the. request that this process should be sped up. by giving our consent to deny what. we have recognized crimea as the ukraine part of ukrainian territory and we close this issue and we need which makes ukraine whole for not just in crimea but also on the limitation oh. the carrot straight up care and the sea of us of what were our motives we believe that we need. with ukraine the most important thing and they shouldn't be held hostage to some territorial especially. when we believe that ukraine would serve as a good neighbor. russian speaking people would live in
a democratic civilized friendly state that there is no legal rights would be ensured according to the norms of international law these were our hopes but this situation unfolded in the completely different way that we've seen attempts. to ban the russian language. and to assimilate the russian population. of course the russians just leg and other minority suffer from constant political crisis that's ukraine been going through twenty years. realize why people in ukraine want to change during those years of independent us the powers. they are. they have been fed up with the power. is it correct didn't. go m.p.'s came in gerlach their actions
to the country stay the same they used. the four turkish fido with the. financial flows. and the realities on the ground. many craniums have to thoroughly ukraine and work in other countries they don't go to a silicon valley the. just girls from our xargs. about three million new cream works in russia two thousand and thirteen with the dollar they earned about twenty billion u.s. dollars that's about twelve percent of you. say again let's try to sympathize with those who really were on my journey with peaceful slogans they
spoke. misery and poverty see if we should all try to election which is what exists today as a procedure to change power within the good those who are behind the latest events in ukraine had other girls in mind they wanted to stage a coup you know what is another cool if. they want to to seize power regardless of anything they've used terror of violence and murder and pogroms. to execute that. nationalist anti semites. are stirring up enter russian sentence and they still define the political stage in ukrainian only first tried to revise the language policy that would undermine the rights of minorities but the western sponsors of.
the ticket per those politicians curators and the. company to store it is. explaining to them that they shouldn't do so easily why should people i mean those in the west real lives watch in. ukrainian states mean that you know in the press that draft law was set aside but it's somewhere in there is still there welsh or it's never. nor it it may be this thing that human memory. to assure. the cream. near not simply forces want to do that because you know there are the descendants they support the descendants. their own movement those who was an associate of hitler. you know what many of them bodies are now deserves by people who claim
to be officials they don't control the situation in their own country so we have no one to negotiate with they are very often controlled by a regular us in order to visit someone of the minister. he can need to get permission from the gunmen out on the my done these are the realities of situation in ukraine i'm not kidding it and many people who resisted that with threats and with repression and of course crimea threatened first that's why the residents crimea and the city of sevastopol task russia to protect their large from a hell of a. void waltz was what happened in kiev and what is still happening and to netscape in kharkiv and of course we couldn't leave ukraine leave cry means in the lurch otherwise the people who would be considered as trying to.
thank. the person for most you know uneasy about sending too much of it create conditions so that they could exercise all. the rights see themselves determination as that but the first time in history so what do we hear from our colleagues in the west and europe they say that we are violating with the norms of international law it's good that they remember that international law still exists it's better late than never. it's. second so war did we violate yes the president the russian federation. got the right she use the other
courses in ukraine from the opera chamber of the parliament but. we have not exercise this right russian forces have not been in crimea they were in crimea according to an international law yes you have the strength. contingent but. the limits on the personnel in line with the. agreement and that limit is twenty five thousand troops there was no necessity in increasing the personnel so when. you cry i mean legislative. set a date for a referendum up they referred to the u.n. charter reach. the rives gives the nations the right to surface to determination ukraine did the same when it seceded from the soviet union back in the ninety two and ninety six ukrainians have used this right while cry means are
denied this right why couldn't the. crimean cause a very is a precedent but. partners have set the precedent going selves with their own hands . upset you know any situation which is completely saying. the situation in crimea. recognises. and they've proved you don't actually need permission from central authorities to declare your country a sovereign boy then within a year. the international court of justice says it agreed with this. i was the wrong opinion. but it was not just what you know it said i quote. that there is no genuine ban only a unilateral declaration of independence it is at best and there's been no.
documents the security council that you have any presidency on that. national law has no bans in general on the declaring independence in a unilateral way so it's very clear i. don't often quote other talk humans but i'll give you one more this is a written memorandum. order. via the us dated two thousand and nine it particular again and going to quote when you say declaration on independence it just can be and this often happens less than violates domestic legislation which doesn't when you mean. there's a real breach of international law end of quote. so the rich in their member and in themselves they've used it since they've pressured everyone to recognize course
they are now in their indignant that. the actions of crimea. for all in line with their own memo so war and why you. can't do one thing that you couldn't stand then the same thing would be denied to you ukrainians russian and crimean tatars in crimea the us says the cost of a xenu case so why do you think it is so unique as the weight of all of what you. say that there were a lot of casualties. jew worrying the conflict is this illegal all humans. the un international court of justice never mentioned that to their children at the
very least and this is not just a couple standard. primitive and straightforward cynicism but you can't just. go to ship it news and same things but when your own interests you call it call one the same thing black one day and the same thing why does the next day you want to allow casualties to happen. but which we could assume the same casualties had it not been for the one you but crimean self-defense forces. thank. you but you. didn't see any armed conflict in crimea there were no casualties. which is why. but the answer is simple that you will will you wait but we can't fight against the free will of the people it's impossible it's easy you're
virtually impossible. i like to thank the. service manufacturer. those crane and there are quite a lot of there didn't open fire didn't put blood on their hands. this is a. lot of other thoughts coming up that they accused some aggression of some intervention in an invasion of ukraine but. you know what i can never i cannot remember a single day and week situation. president in history when intervention would take place without a single shot. so what's happening in ukraine reflects the. situation . around the world which are we are truthfully.
i oppose world was removed much of that there's been no more stability and a lot of institutional growly to our western partners led by the us up but i prefer to use the right of a strong hand but they believe that they unique they will initiate we entrust to. god to decide the fate of the other people they do the way this thing which they use of force against. me whenever they want to if they stop really serious. is a good cause. they pressure on other states get the resolution in the way they needs and if they can do it. security council's that's was the case in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine in yugoslavia of them so it was impossible i couldn't believe my eyes going to the end of the twentieth century
going on as a european capitals was. for several weeks that was belgrade and then an intervention took place was there any resolution. administered by authorized by. the country then we had afghanistan in rugby and they knew they dished or to the resolution of the moon if you were in on libya they didn't just ministry which of the no fly zone they just won't leave the series of orange revolutions of course. between those countries that tire of tyranny. no prospects these interest these feelings the sentiment was exploited if these people were imposed. which didn't fit with their traditions with their culture as you know we have the violence. of
revolutions and the arab spring with this now replaced by the winter we saw the same scenario in two thousand for ukraine where there were they want to do what you could for the candidates but they've invented a good third round for a presidential election that was a breach of your approach of constitution a nationalist mission there now they deployed but when you trained army you are. doing the stand the reason we're dealing with the actions against the grain the russian against the integration approach this is a new regime the last was at a time when russia wanted to have a genuine dialogue with the west all with of for corporation a variety of it she's we want to be able to deal with. we won't work on the aquittal bangsar because we need to have almost a relationship we didn't see any of the process. we were cheated
deceived some decisions which take me behind our back and. the same was with nature's expansion should be the same with deployment of the military infrastructure near borders there were what we were given the same mantra they said well it's none of your business but well you keep it so that easily of course. we couldn't swallow that that was the same with. the new missile defense that's still going on destroying. the same musically. on the nation on the visa or agree with the now we are threatened with sanctions we are living in the world of limits there have been imposed an isolator critical to our economy in the cold heroically us and followed by other countries which are. about all good introduced to future than. on any particular items of goods
now this ban has been removed but it's just for many of the bands are still in force so that is why i don't believe that the us policy of eternal and then it's. really easy eight hundred nineteen thousand of the twentieth century is still there and we're always being cornered and that simply because we have an independent position. defending it it's we call a spade a spade that. we are not hypocritical but everything has its limits and in the case of ukraine our western partners have crossed a line a red line they've been unprofessionally they've been responsive. they knew perfectly well. the a million civil russians in crimea and ukraine did it but. why did he lose us long
excited approach were short sighted he didn't think of the consequences and russia found itself that is stage where it would. another point there with the second word can give up she wouldn't if you would press the spring too hard at it but if you recall we need to admit single women which are same rushes inactive which is open to international affairs and just like any other countries it has its national interests which we need to consider when she takes to thank. them with a book at that honesty. and of course the door when you when you we but actual shock appreciates the action because countries that have respected our decisions
thank you thank you thank you thank you thank china. that was productive saying. their leadership. very a view. in it. sure all. interesting and complex. but if we do appreciate the many of the actions of the new ship of india and how they like to address the people of the us their. freedom is above all for them. but what about the free will of the crimean this isn't this the same value we meet in this please understand. i do believe that so europeans were also understand me and german when we stand during the political consultation on the lunatic ation of german it it was thought that what i was a very high level you. know it all countries. were l.r.
his back then of germany not all of them supported the very idea of while the soviet union didn't support their. that is their distance and clearly and that's this and ciera are. aspiration of german reunification and i'm sure you do not forget that. did forget the soviet union attacks usually hold the new germany race will support the decision of russia and the aspiration of russia thank you thank you thank. you but i sure think that will allow you to address the people of ukraine i sincerely want you to understand the. human toll you won't. damage your interests or centrally you will always respected the territorial severance of
ukraine in your city and why it. used to crane to pursue one where. they. have the slogans. and avoid united ukraine with a crane and they are too blind for the divisions that country currently exists in ukraine don't believe whom you want but you get dog you want when you say that russia will. take other regions after crimea we do you need that crimea has always been will always be both russian and ukrainian and crimean tatar thank. you. please hold on to all the latest on that regard their
seats will never be thank you also thank you. thank you everyone at the national or pier that's the janja crimea is our common we're going to see you and the major factor of stability in the region. territory and it should. belong to a country that wants study and sustainable and it can only be russia thank
. you otherwise. very friendly very like to address russians and ukrainians alive. we russians in ukraine and. crimea at all then it could happen very soon it could have happened very sociable you think about that it. would hurt us statements from a killer that they want to let us join nature what we played what it means. crimea sevastopol that would mean that there would unite. warships. and that would be a threat to the south of russia not an f. america alone but a real threat. that could have happened if i didn't know thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you
thank you and when you brought gifts that don't wish to serve we welcome the cooperation of nato warmed police and military alliance those. syllis the military alliance you don't want a military organization. to be present in your home sir no historical round here but it's that i can't imagine what that would go to of sevastopol poll. to see if they're actually going to be welcomed by nature sailors let them come over it's over thank you thank you thank you but i want to. put it strange that we sympathize with the people of ukraine suffering when you don't know what's going to be in the future and when you are
a concern these are legitimately we're not just close neighbors and it's because i put it many times where war nation hear of the mother russian citizen thank you always a nation or a russia only. roots we won't be able to live without each other. on the millions of russians who will live in ukraine or in the russian speaking people and russia will always protect their interests using political diplomatic neagle means. but first a. cradle of national should be interested only in defending not in observing the rights of the people that would strengthen the stability of the country that would ensure
that territorial sovereignty and we want to have this cooperation friendship of ukraine we want to cling to be a strong state it's one of our major partners we have so many. projects and i believe in. their success despite everything the most important thing we want peace and reconciliation created to get with other countries is they'd like to contribute to this would like to support this. only up to the ukrainian who sell us to restore peace and order in their home. as regular korean distinguished crimean sinne the resident silver star. on russia admired your courage dignity and of we hate you we decided that it's a crime thank. you what you believe you curing those days we were as close as ever we sleep or does it show that things were expressions of. feeling of solidarity it's
surely many of these critical time. we see the maturity of nation a strong will of nations and russia has expressed strong will and its maturity that stood united to thank you thank you. thank you what is really. strong policy strong following a policy of russia limited free will of millions of russia and will ensure. national unity on the support of activity from rights organization is to. appreciate and like to think in all of human for this. and we need to do it i strongly and several days future we will rise up to the challenges and you will be facing some opposition from the west but we need got to make it clear for ourselves
in that whether we are ready to push you are under what national interest and consistent way there is i will always step aside because previously with heard some saying threats of sanctions and there were also. intensification of some internal problem. to deal on. the fifth column war do they want to worsen one of them at the living standards in russia. protests we believe that these statements that are aggressive very little response. in an appropriate way but it will never see confrontation standoff with. either in the west story least we assess you take all the steps to good neighborly relations just like really in modern world. the crimea rebirth greatly said it's very clear language of the.
ballot papers west they are asked whether in crime units wanted to stay as part of ukraine or to join russia was the. leadership crimea. where in the interests of peace in the core interests of them when you get in and when you guys are snake it was you know any other way of a referendum. but you can actually demographic social historian call them the ground be a temporary war. would only lead to escalation of situation around a crime and i thought it would. i'm cheney to the detriment of the people cry me a mess put it bluntly little it was a straightforward referendum and the referendum took place you know.
it's like when the crimean demonstrated their free will they want to be with russia thank . you i see. the state putting it all in russia will have to take a very complicated decision you give them the can make sure of. internal and external factors toward russians think what is the sentiment of course i see only democratic states who have different opinions such as per the position of the absolute majority absolute so on a line is obvious. you have seen the polls the recent poll. about ninety five percent of surveys russians believe russia needs to prove it to. the interests of the russians and other and this is thank you thank you ninety five
percent thank you. you know more than eighty three percent is a big deal in russia and must do it. in this position would complicate its locations without the stress eighty three percent which is to six percent of the lure i'm convinced that's crimea it is still part of russia is still russian. and almost it is a very important figure in a little it's just a ball of dust correlate with the words you saw a referendum almost ninety two. we send believe that crimea thank you thank you thank you to russia the the. that came over to see you but i
wonder if your precious daughter that you could remain so actually seen and simply overwhelmed. by colin showing to russians any crimean war that. if you get out. so this should be thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you the the of thing . is that what you're asking but you know now it's up to russia to make it because it's a cool decision model but yes i want to know what you know what the based on the
free will of the people are all because it shows you just. the source of a need power. is to the members of the federation council and with all that in the deputies of the state are telling us citizens that russia. residents are secure so we started today paved on the human toll such a referendum to took place i'm trying my eyes and i want to start if you will of the people of a national figure unless i don't. pressure me to be credible sealift like the constitutional or just therefore an acceptable behavior to be meaning you constituent parts or russia as the us republic you thanks . you'll
all right you've just been listening in to president bush in statements made to the upper house russian parliament about crimea's request to become part of russia and we have in the studio mark sobota who is international expert affairs x. we can talk about what president putin just said and discuss its implications marc thank you so much for joining us you've heard what president putin was saying we've listened together through his statement what is your impression and what were the highlights that you have made in your mind while listening to the president well. let's start by saying that we've seen president putin at the height of his power and confidence his approval rating in russia have soared over the last weeks he
is speaking very forcefully very confidently regarding russia's interests and the interests of crimea. is a very broad and in the same time a very detailed speech and i remember hands of a lot of issues that the west keeps accusing russia of and but what is your impression general i mean speaking of crimea in the pan is the referendum to just take place it's interesting that wouldn't compare the situation with. you know making different historic references with casa or here and he's even saying that situation crimea is compared to the cost or situation however the west treated differently was not an interesting point according to you why is that do you think there's been a host of western pundits that have tried to argue that the case of cost of oil was a suit generis a unique one and that its president precedent established by the international
courts of justice in its advisory opinion doesn't hold in the cost of zero case mostly on the basis that there were a large number of casualties involved ok of course the entire presence of the crimean self-defense units and the russian forces related forces that were supporting them was to prevent casualties from taking place and it should be remembered that in cost of zero there was a great deal of violence involved a great deal of deaths on both sides which we didn't see here in fact the cost of the liberation army was regarded previously by the united states and most western powers as a terrorist organisation as it conducted a campaign of terror in pursuit of its independence for a decade before the final events took place so this argument is. again seen as a little hypocritical and facetious while we were discussing what we heard president statement here the news that we're getting off the wires here and the very latest is that. the truth on crime is accession to russia will be
signed our next tuesday so that is still to take place and also you know while listening to the statement we heard another interesting point made by the president here and especially now in regards to how the west sees the situation i'd like to make to bring this point for you to discuss declaring its independence crimea referred to the un charter and the same thing happened when ukraine declared its independence from the soviet union however a gander reaction is different here. well the reaction is different because the target of the accusations is of course russia the west still views russia as a geopolitical enemy anything that separates russia is good anything that brings russians together is you know possibly strengthens its geopolitical position is bad so putin rightly noted that the west has been instrumental
involved in this crisis and they didn't start with the events in the crimea but it started with this illegal and violent putsch in kiev that had a core and a vanguard of ultra nationalists and open seas and western powers openly funded backed and supported this and so he rightly recognizes the west's hand in fanning the ethnic tensions that led to the situation and you know also hysteria in the media look at the headlines in some of the newspapers and also the headlines and you know the t.v. broadcast is just seems like they're rather it is so aggressive so loud. and also president while addressing the upper house said that the west is pursuing a policy of containing russia so it seems i mean kind of presenting things from the standpoint that russia is an aggressor how justified is that ok well this is
a another case we see in discussions of iran being an aggressor as they're surrounded by western military bases nato has been an expansionist power for the last twenty years continually moving closer towards russian borders there's over by some estimates over eleven hundred u.s. foreign military bases around the world they've been involved in countless violations of international law invasions of other countries occupations to try to depict russia as an aggressor in this is really a case of trying to turn attention away from their selves and their own actions in the violations of ukraine's sovereignty in the beginning of this conflict russia's position has actually been very restrained and completely reactionary while also president putin said the military units were in crimea did not exceed the necessary
number or the number that's already stationed there however that too sparked a lot of reaction in the western media and russia was accused of building up the military presence there well i think russia is of course the russian president is referring to legal technicalities here to buttress his arguments by the marquis records recently. updated in two thousand and ten extended for a long period of time it does allow for the presence of russian troops up to twenty five thousand under the treaty and it also allows for their transit and the protection of their interests and their bases now russia makes the argument that its troops were protecting its bases and its interests in the crimea and it maintains that position. there were no. forces in the crimea that exceeded the numbers in those. initial accords and. he notes that the prime minister of the crimea. and the legitimate democratically elected
president of ukraine viktor yushchenko which both requested russia's support in maintaining stability in the crisis. well absolutely while we are talking i'd like to also remind our viewers who may be watching us right now what's happening there just a short while ago president bush addressed the upper house of russian parliament on the situation in crimea on the referendum that passed on the accession of crimea to russia and right now we're just looking at what's happening there president putin the sitting down and let's now take a look and just see what happens there for a while and then we'll turn to the studio side to mark's about international affairs expert to continue talking about the implications of what's happening right now. see. you could even. lead you to the chance you'd like to make constantino stated to me he's the head of the cabinet
said to the school you could i think see the coach. charlie states you would this you would still put in the but be sued mayor of sevastopol you could sign a treaty between the russian federation and the republic of crimea. becoming known as. russia. the russian federation we now have two new constituent parts. thank