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turkey's government is red faced as a youtube leak suggests a plot to stage an attack on one of its own sacred sites that could be used as an excuse to go to war with syria. turns out less fear here hear the gunfire in the air. terror rages on in afghanistan in the run up to the country's first democratic presidential elections r.t. reports direct from kabul with the latest. plus a change of tune with the e.u. foreign policy chief condemns ukraine's radical right sector group the key driving force behind the people in kiev which has enjoyed support from brussels all along.
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planned live from our studios in moscow this is r t i'm sean thomas glad to have you with us now turkish authorities have launched an espionage investigation into a leaked recording purporting to be a conversation between two top officials it revealed an alleged plot to stage a false flag operation that would appear to be a syrian attack the leak on you tube infuriated prime minister erdogan who rushed to block the site here's an excerpt from that tape. you got on the prime minister's that encouraging conjuncture and they say it's time to be seen as an opportunity for us. i'll send four men from syria it's what it takes i'll make up a cause for war by ordering a missile attack in turkey. the discussion surrounds a possible attack on the tomb of the shah in northern syria
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a sacred site for turkey which is permanently guarded by turkish soldiers earlier this month on car warned it would retaliate against any assault on that memorial in case of such an attack turkey could also call for the involvement of its nato allies that's because all members of the alliance are compelled to offer military assistance if one is the victim of aggression antiwar activist eugene puryear explains why that could be turkey's ultimate intention many of the nato countries want to have the same goals certainly the nato countries the united states england and the other european nations have the same goals they've been backing the rebel forces in syria they've been trying to use this civil war as an instrument of regime change which in some ways some believe for hundreds of thousands of people did just so they can change the government and so there's no space between turkey and other countries on this so if in fact there was a faction of forces that were looking for a provocation it would also wind up with force that the united states and also in
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europe who are increasingly more like and who would like to see more of the western and nato intervention inside of syria and we know that these warmongering forces have been continually agitating all across the united states and in europe and certainly there are forces in turkey that feel the same way. syria is now calling for a u.n. probe into allegations that turkey is planning to provoke a confrontation and to draw damascus into war on kora has long backed an intervention to help the rebels topple the government of bashar al assad and it would not be the first time it has tried to justify possum or military action as artie's more important reports turkey as one of syria's fiercest critics has led calls for an international intervention not only that it's persistently providing the reasons for. turkey claims syrian forces fired across the border at refugees and floats the idea of calling on nato for reinforcement and protection.
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turkey admits one of its f. four military jets was shot down by damascus after flying over syria's airspace and kora deems it an act of war reserving the right to respond and after calling an emergency nato meeting turkey reminds the alliance of its responsibility to protect member states. turkey cites a growing threat from syria requesting that nato to safeguard the country expand its deployment of patriot missile batteries along the border with syria and what could lead to nato action article five of the alliance's charter says an attack on any member shall be considered an attack on all well that's a concern of policy on the part of the north atlantic treaty organization nato which turkey is a part of has been a part of the us since the early one nine hundred fifty s. it appears that was the strategy was to provoke an attack of syrian territory on to
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turkey therefore providing a rationale to draw in the support of the united states and perhaps israel as well as britain and other states that are part of the nato alliance certainly nato members share turkey's sentiments about the syrian government both openly support the rebels in their fight against damascus and as for how far turkey will go a new leak on you tube seems to offer some insight on that it's a great peek into the way governments operate and how they generate the wars so that they would like to have happen and blame them on somebody else a lot of these insurgents are trained in american military bases and air force bases in turkey then put into syria syria. also has gotten all shipments of weapons i should say the insurgents have gotten shipments of weapons from turkey so far nato has not gotten involved but with turkey's grabbing every opportunity to say why it should strike syria there's no telling how long that will last marina
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port ny r.t. . you're watching r t international and a little later in the program russia's foreign minister reveals the inner workings of global politics as he accuses the west of bullying other u.n. members and isolating russia over the crimean referendum. the afghan capital has been hit by yet another taliban attack ahead of saturday's a presidential election militants fired at the election committee headquarters from a neighboring house and were gunned down by security forces our correspondent was reports from the scene in kabul. well you can hear the gunfire behind me right now we're just the road down is the independent election commission office that is where the taliban insurgents have staged an attack on saturday that began about one pm local time. hours later the gun battle is still unfolding very tense atmosphere here hear the gunfire in the air on friday the taliban had attacked against house
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here in kabul they were actually targeting an unprotected christian daycare center full of western families instead they have burst into a compound run by a u.s. contractor an ngo and a suicide bomber had blown himself up outside of the building killing a young girl we were actually on the scene and so we were able to see some of the some of that very tense environment situation playing out now an election office was targeted this tuesday and last week gunmen had slaughtered at least nine people including a prominent afghan journalist at a luxury hotel now this is really part of a campaign of stepped up violence by the taliban the group has been able to pull off high profile attacks across the country raising fears that the taliban insurgency will dramatically escalate at the end of twenty fourteen when nato combat forces are due to leave the country and of course it's the afghan people who have suffered the brunt of this violence last year the u.n. reported a fourteen percent increase in casualties with mostly women and children effective
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and really these attacks these kinds of attacks very often even though they're intended. to hurt westerners it's often the afghans who really end up suffering here but of course as we count down to election day a lot of tension especially here in kabul where until recently the taliban had appeared to have trouble mounting successful attacks something that's clearly very much changed as the last few days have shown reporting in kabul for r.t. . well the war on terror enjoyed some initial success it took about three months for the u.s. and its allies to push many taliban militants into remote areas but the islamist movement refused to surrender while two thousand and six was the deadliest year since the war began over fifty thousand troops were sent to afghanistan to battle the growing insurgency the following year president karzai admitted trying to start talks with the taliban but without success and according to afghan officials four
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years later the u.s. followed suit supporting overtures to its declared enemy but the taliban fighters continued to gain ground and even opened a foreign office in qatar now the u.s. withdraw is only months away after a dozen years of fighting and in that time almost thirty five hundred coalition troops and up to twenty thousand civilians have lost their lives are said by a journalist focusing on the middle east believes the u.s. and its allies are back exactly where they started. now it's very embarrassing for them that they haven't just sit down and negotiate with the very people that they were calling terrorist and vowing to wipe out well i think you know america can pick and choose who they called terrorist sometimes they call them terrorists and other times they call them freedom fighters and allies if you go back. to the russian occupation of afghanistan your america funded these very people and call them freedom fighters and then call them terrorists they said that they
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wouldn't negotiate with terrorists that they wouldn't negotiate with the taliban and the taliban have come back bigger and stronger it seems and now the u.s. off forced to you know talk with them. first to democratic presidential election is due to take place next saturday our crew in kabul is tracking of the developments and will breed bringing you special coverage throughout the next week right here on our team for national. the people of afghanistan head to the polls for the third time since the fall of the taleban but will those votes pave the way for the first of our democratic friends are our. current these national let me. looking for cash no matter the cost as china's been towards europe you officials choose to discuss
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this and investment opportunities. house putting human rights stock on the shelf plus. the stimulus appeared to be needed in this might play to. the beautiful face of crimean justice the region's chief prosecutor is creating an international secure not least because she's tough on criminals as well that much more after a short break. we'll go to the future of these monthly shake it took a bit internal heat as moscow's firefighters put their late the skids three spaces . soumillon the communication is key i'm following the excitement of the dancing or shall we take a breather the museum said you'll be on. the edge of. the future
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for. speak your language as i think you might be or not a day in. your program says documentaries in spanish matters. that will turn a different angle of story. here to. the spanish find out me visit. and welcome back you're watching r t international moscow has no intention of
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sending troops into ukraine russia's foreign minister reiterated that amid a barrage of accusations about an alleged russian military buildup on the border and sergey lavrov also described the inner workings of the un before the general assembly voted on a resolution against moscow over crimea. as with details the foreign minister has actually made it clear that not everything that we see or hear after a major event such as for example the vote on the crimean referendum on accession to russia is exactly what it is we shouldn't take it for its face value for example even though the votes wasn't ostensibly in russia's favorite nevertheless after the vote has taken place russia representatives according to the foreign minister were approached by representatives of other countries who said. oh the way they did out of their pure conviction. i'm astonished at how some serious countries are using all the diplomatic might to twist the whole world some
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delegations are being told there will be consequences if you don't back the resolution we are aware of that scully come up to us and trust fully explain why one or another small country is forced to give in western officials insist that russia is isolating itself from the rest of the world with its actions and its stance on ukraine while russian foreign minister is that the that isolation that the western officials keep talking about and they explain nothing but an illusion that is being created by these very western officials and sergey lavrov is to meet u.s. secretary of state john kerry later on sunday for further talks on the ukrainian crisis a major concern is the emergence of radicals in the country including the notorious right sector which is trying to become a political force according to john kerry praised the group's move towards mainstream politics but the e.u. recently condemned the group has more. catherine ashton has denounced the right
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sector she's calling on them to refrain from violence to give up their arms and to basically stop behaving on democratically now this is a group that right now is besieging the parliament in kiev calling on the interior minister to resign so finally we have an admission from the e.u. that there are some very dangerous forces amongst those that brought about the coup in ukraine but the timing of this statement is new on it's to say the least throughout this crisis in ukraine the u.s. and the e.u. have been very much in support of the protest movement the foreign minister of germany even went to my dance have pledged his support that's despite the fact that russia has repeatedly called on its western partners to reassess the situation to take a look at who it is they're supporting but right sector now has become a major violent force in ukraine the arms that catherine ashton was talking about
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are allegedly stolen by right sector from weapons during the unrest there linked to violence against anti my down activists two deaths in eastern ukraine and the group's leader as well as he is wanted in russia for instigating acts of terrorism and this is a man by the way that's running for presidency in ukraine and it's only now that the violence part of this coup is over that we get this admission from the e.u. foreign policy chief that things may not be as rosy as they initially would have you believe now brussels had every reason to denounce the actions of radical groups in ukraine much earlier but turned a blind eye this is what marks will botha international relations expert from moscow state university believes. for the last several months the western governments and the western press have been engaged in a policy of putting their hands over their eyes and ears in a game of see no evil hear no evil and speak no evil and going so far as the clear
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that the ultra nationalist forces either don't exist or trying to present them as a fringe element that had no real impact or effect on the events of the year of my down riots porch as of right now actually the right sector has pretty much refrain from violence outside of the rada whereas a couple months ago they were tossing molotov cocktails and shooting policemen dead in the streets. but right now they are seen as no longer useful and it is embarrassing to the porch that has taken power serving only to deal with them even further so the e.u. would very much like to see them go quietly away and if they will not go quietly away i think the e.u. will back this puts regime in using force to send them away criminals in crimea are
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now at the mercy of a chief prosecutor who promises a tough approach to law and order but she's much more than just a pretty face although her looks are gaining her international notoriety as artie's oleksiak cesky reports. she may look like a blonde bombshell absolute. mischa post in the us appeared to be getting this might break but her words are sometimes even more explosive you dienst in that was to come flies to the grange reacts a natural. need not tell you about crimea's thirty three year old prosecutor general although many of our japanese viewers would hardly need an introduction ever since book took the job she has been a japanese anime arts and sation video of her press conference gathered hundreds of thousands of views and pictures like these are now flooding the web some pitbull clones k. against another famous woman from ukraine her fans call her prosecuted and even invented a name for themselves no telly alights but kiev where she spent most of her career
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is not amused the interior ministry's website has her in wanted section accusing the talia of organizing a young girl i do proud anybody used to be proud. yeah. some are speculating whether such a lady can handle the serious job with swiftly brushes concerns aside with her stern rhetoric after all some of her employees stated she took the job many of her male colleagues fear to touch. from one real life figure to one of the more i read him in the race to be president of ukraine include some unexpected candidates including iconic star wars bad guy darth vader he's among those promising to guide the country out of turmoil now the fallen master is running on a policy of making an empire out of the republic and restoring the nation's glory lord vader has already won primaries for the ukrainian internet party which is
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playing paying the deposit for him to run for presidency on the twenty fifth of may he will compete against among others former prime minister yulia timoshenko and the leader of the nationalist right sector group and even supporting him this time and stormtroopers as well of course. he seems confident. now fresh reports reveal that hackers could it make more money off twitter accounts then credit cards find out how they do it and more importantly for tweeters how to stop them. also there you can find out which u.s. government agency wanted one of the boston marathon bombing suspects to spy for all of that on our website r.t. dot com. now europe is taking its chance to make sure china knows its arms are wide open for any investment it can get president xi jinping is visiting the continent and paris
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and berlin have laid out the red carpet and the issue of human rights so often a key part of talks between the e.u. and china is. strangely absent this time around on thursday the e.u. trade chief agreed to drop a probe into underpriced telecom equipment imported from china. says that's because europe needs to do much more to attract chinese investment there was some hushed criticism on china's rights record with human rights watch describing the conditions most chinese people live in as appalling but investor and financial commentator jim rogers says europe knows it has to play nice they've got a lot of money and they're bailing out a lot of people so if you want to maintain your status living. the money and your bankers for the chinese. if they come in and. then they get
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a lot of influence if they don't get they're not going to. the chinese make the loan they lose everything but at least they have helped a lot more power and a lot more they have the money we don't nobody has the chinese. you don't need china but china china. europe if they didn't have those markets they would suffer and another named u.s. official has suggested president obama could send anti-aircraft systems to the rebels in syria saudi arabia it comes at an embarrassing time for obama who's just left the gulf kingdom he was on a visit there aimed at rebuilding bridges amid concerns that decades of friendship are fraying while washington has already denied the claims are to scan is following the story. the obama administration and saudi leaders are trying to keep their
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differences under wraps reports on what exactly. one of the. tactical differences they both agree their strategic interests were aligned. warned of a major shift away from washington and. want washington to reassure. now saudi arabia is the biggest buyer of u.s. weapons. with. its own resources that dependence could diminish. the u.s. wants to make sure saudi arabia stays a friend mutual benefits from the relationship with saudi arabia to fly under the. radar we've been following developments. case involved.
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several reports on this for years. in los angeles. could be punished by death public jail time and that's the law and. his supporters never thought washington would turn down his request especially in light of guaranteed persecution at home but up to this. of course is not just about gay rights but also. that would be typically unacceptable to. the west and yet washington does not show much urge to those issues in the relations with the saudis. now take a swing around the globe to look at some other news making headlines this hour we start in spain.
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clashes have broken out between thousands of anti austerity protesters and police in barcelona activists say a number of people were injured as some marchers engaged in running battles with riot police the violence erupted at a so-called march for dignity to demonstrate against a public sector concert by the government. weeks of nationwide protests in venezuela have claimed another two victims one man was killed in the blast when a homemade mortar blew up in his hands while the second died after being hit by a high tension cable officials now say at least thirty nine have died in the unrest thousands have taken to the streets to demonstrate against president maduro apparent inability to tackle high crime rates and economic problems. something cute for you now two polar bear cubs have been delighting visitors at a zoo in the german city of munich the pair were born back in december and have charmed to the public since their keepers let them out to play about two weeks ago they have yet to meet their father who is currently at another zoo so their mother
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has her paws full. well up next don't miss the technology update right here on our to international and it's boom bust with aaron eight if you're watching from the u.k. stay with. a group called the representation project is spreading the word with a viral you tube video that the most destructive thing you can say to young boys america's and why is everything is even unpleasant a cardinal sin in modern america you want to know why we say be a man imagine a medieval village what if all the men just didn't want to work the land because it hurts their hands or would be willing to fight an invading army because they might get hurt themselves or some girl gets pregnant all the village guys would say well that's her problem the idea of being a man is part of her evolution without tough men that tribe or city state or
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whatever would die out many people would say that this is all in the past but as western civilization goes down the tank we see more and more forty year old boys with no wife no kids no ambition no guts no grit no discipline just trying to pretend to be a man playing online video games be a man is probably one of the best things that anyone ever said to me thanks ted i'm sorry representation project but you are dead wrong but that's just my opinion. no c n n m s n b c news. lately but the fact is i admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story just in case one of them happens to be accurate. that was funny but it's closer to the truth and i think. it's because one politician in the mainstream media works side by side with you
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actually on your. and our teen years we have to print. because the news of the world just is not this funny i'm not laughing dammit i'm not how. you guys talk to the jokes will handle them. hello and welcome to technology updates on today's show russian robots take over the world. high tech textiles help me buildings earthquake proof.
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and we turn up the heat with moscow's firefighters. but first the language barrier is something most was only ever encountered when we go abroad but for those with deafness or hearing loss is something they come across on a daily basis fortunately the work of one moscow undergraduate may break down this barrier altogether. and stop another one. among the obvious challenges posed by deafness and hearing impairment communication presents its own set of obstacles for members of the deaf community sign language gives deaf people and the hard of hearing an effective way of interacting with each other and a select few who understand it but that social network can be quite restricted moscow's garman university has a long running history of teaching deaf people and helping them further integrate into society and first year student dasha is no exception she was inspired by a chance encounter with
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a deaf person whose must have lip reading and speech allowed him to communicate freely with everyone. wanting to make this the norm just sets about creating a portable sign language translator helping deaf people not only overcome the physical language barrier but also the mental one often resulting from communicating in such closed social circles but why not just use a pen and paper. has been used in sign language for quite a while can actually make signs much quicker than their rights that i created. device to help those who hear impairments break away from their sometimes narrow social circles under allow them to communicate freely with everyone. in one of the university's classes we witnessed dashes grand unveiling a very invention to some of the university's hearing impaired students still in the prototype stage has designed and built an electronic glove that converts the
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gestures and movements of sign language into letters on a display just like spoken languages each country has one or more signing system so dasha chose international english as one of the more widespread and it took the russian signing students a bit of getting used to thankfully adopting the glove to any other country would only require a slight program rewrite the high tech wearable was well received by the students who were keen to take part in its further development. the talking goal of currently has five flex senses on the next seller ometer the flex sensors consist of an l.e.d. tube and light detects the amount of light reaching the sensor is used to measure the extent to which each finger is bent but she becomes compressed the more the digits curve which reduces the flow of light to the senses while the accelerometer gauges the position of the hunt these six data feeds are combined by the onboard processor to calculate the overall shape formed by the hand and display the lights on the screen. like any good students i stay behind after class for some extra
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tuition although my signing skills are nonexistent i was keen to try my hundred hits on the duchess expert supervision. i can't make to see if you can make an us i didn't write yes so letters are now let's see if you can put together words say the word play that's a.p. . nextel. a n y play play thank you doctor. this one in the future i would like to produce a little cover in this part of your hand. if you have a few papers about it show it's picking up the current regeneration by contraction . of the current. clear away all the noise. and then you will need a globe anymore if. you get all the data from the net
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a collection i touched your skin look at the poster pick up and. in the meantime plans to add another accelerometer and refine the flex senses to improve recognition accuracy and speed she's also working on a double hundred system for more complex sign languages so hopefully will never be blocked by this language barrier ever again. just imagine a world where you could take a stroll through museum without having to get up off your own sofa or what about a concert where the performers as human well this future isn't so distant as much as robots are about to take over. focal point. unsurprisingly the robot in beijing kicks off its global fest one of europe's largest youth robotics anneka tronics events over two thousand six hundred students in six hundred teams went head to head in twenty two competitions ranging from football to dancing and by the end of it the humans had joined their ranks. unstoppable the enjoyed then
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spread to the hypercube for the second international skolkovo robotics conference a few days later as well as showcasing the latest in underwater robots three d. printing technology and human like un joints the conference gave engineers government representatives and investors the chance to put their heads together during the two days eight hundred visitors took part in workshops and showed off their robots which had already become self-aware it's a little subservient what you big wake up. hello. turn the lights on. the lights has been turned on thanks. domination the russian robots were spotted roaming around the annual sea be. leading the incursion was experience home monitoring and security not far behind. the not so small remote presence robots lets people visit museums festivals from
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anywhere in the world. the work firefighters do pulling people out of burning buildings saving properties and over adventurous feline friends is invaluable but to do to fight simply they need to know their equipment won't let them down. range rover brought on being shot in a building in flames and filled with suffocating smoke would be a real life nightmare. luckily for me though this building isn't actually on fire yet even though i was in no immediate danger i still feel the need to get out of bed and leave the profession. firefighters from around moscow have come to hone their lifesaving skills at the city's thirteenth special fire department as well as practicing for the real thing the firemen will also be trying out the latest in quiet fighting al to where the crafty combination of materials and shrewd design means the feis use often rivaled protection in the
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village. concessive all you like in the lot nothing compares to the real thing. just like with any other protective gear you test its characteristics by wearing it in the field if there's a fire or some other kind of emergency you put it on and you go in you do your job and you get out of there as long as you're alive and well that's all the. special effects experts from the film industry works hard to create a. facility capable of fully recreating the horrifying conditions of a fire making it's one of only a few such buildings in the country the face each one piece construction office grates a freedom of movement the nice to peace treaty says is without compromising on safety hoping the where it's a scramble over devry and reach those trapped inside as quickly as possible. the suits out to lead consists of densely packed our image fibers known for their
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exceedingly high heat and terrorising while the garments protected beaches include a fire retardants next lot to stop any ashes sneaking underneath play music think coast to stop steve's riding up. just in case the suit has also been designed to be as comfortable as possible posting putting for heavy breathing operates just a quick on system to reduce response times and on pit zips to help cool off after a job well done. the ones he was produced by any editor contracts which has been making specialist give a high risk job since the ninety's. and we didn't get that in the us what they were just good illness by looking back at our company's history the real book at our very first product was a letter a magnetic shielding gave us next we took to manufacturing resistant clothing to protect people from electric flashes by which went on to become our main product
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our present company also produces protective clothing for thermal hazards such as wielding suits clothes to still work has just been there and many other items. in most of that would you please. before any of these outfits make it into the. it is drawn up on computer. the designs are then sent and consults by an automated plotter depending on the thickness of the fabric the robotic because it can slice through up to eighty layers of material in one fell swoop. the precision panels are then given a more human touch on the company's sewing floor each person is responsible for just one procedure all in all it takes four hundred such operations to produce one five proof suit in just under four hours everything from the threads zips to buttons and velcro is made from heat resistance material. but we only
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buy the fibers. nomex and other our made fibers which are part of our protective fabric but the rest of the manufacturing process we manage ourselves in order. to dying the wrong our image fibers is not as easy as placing them in a bookcase and waiting until morning the whole process takes eleven hours and involves soaking the material in an organic solvents as one hundred twenty five degrees c. . this causes the fabric to swell slightly resulting in a better bond with the dye the pressure is also elevated to prevent the dye from boiling and forcing it to penetrate deep into the fibers the dyed cloth is finally taken out of the oven and placed on a spool ready for the next step are made fibers are also used to military grade ballistic body armor helmets and ropes was using such a soft material does come it's a price list of there are certain challenges at various stages of production but
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first of all out image fibers are notoriously hard to die because nothing like dying worlds requires a unique dying technology and getting the exact color you want is no easy task. even though safety comes first style hasn't been overlooked either ironically bright school is. particularly hard to buy into the army fibrous puts an adequate contract can produce a coach that joseph himself would be proud of thanks to a special fluorescent dies that can achieve just the right shade but as always there's no style without substance. by most of the company cannot only manufacture protective fabrics but also provide them with additional properties at the top for example you can impregnate it with a special solution to. give it an additional coating on the inside or
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on the outside but i feel you need your. fire and electricity on to the only elements the clothing protects against the company's own warts and all repellents coating keeps wear is dry as a bone even when it's tipping it down while not absorbing into the fabric the water does help remove any dirt and grime accumulated after a hard day's work. the water and oil repellent is based on the poly married all going to flooring compound as the coffee soaked in the liquid it forms a type of molecular bond on the surface of the fabric any water or oil coming into contact with the coating turns into globules and just runs off but perhaps most importantly the hydrophobic coating in no way affects the materials protective qualities. the fabrics attested as an independent slop for heat resistance and strength among other things as you can see that densely woven are made some pull on the left doesn't even small to let alone catch fire. so there's no chance you get
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hot under the collar in this outfit. however the army fibers commits stand much more vigorous tests. when super charged plasma from the electric arc hits the are made some of the heat energy is reflected while the rest is absorbed by the material this causes a. it's a form on the surface which acts as an additional shield against the blast keeping the unlucky chop out of harm's way so he lifts to work again another day the temperature inside only rises up to sixteen degrees c. . ok let's go let's go. get the ladder. get down move your knees. down put the nosepiece in place. it's a. good job well done. the source of the fire has been put out.
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i don't stand by it no let's look for survivors. come on be careful with him keep talking to the victim. tell him what's going on where and how talk of the training facility to julie's coming to a successful close with the victim being found alive and well if a little dazed keeping a cool head in hot situations is what firefighting is all about and i'm sure the reassurance provided by the attention to detail going to end in a contract suit means that moscow's firefighters can go bust there would be one less thing to worry about clothes chest cardiac massage open the show which stops where finished still doesn't just stand in the first half so don't speak for the remote see you after the break.
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welcome back the science of predicting earthquakes is still pretty shaky at best and although new buildings can be designed from the ground up to mitigate the impact it's not so simple with all the structures but believe it or not this next to is a whole new meaning to the age old saying a stitch in time saves nine. check earthquakes or one of mother nature's most destructive forces reducing buildings to rubble and make an entire cities look like zones it's currently almost impossible to predict exactly when and where a large quake will occur so they always strike me least expect it so pretty much
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the only thing we can do is be prepared. and the unsub may just lie in advanced fabrics specifically old favorites carbon fibers and moscow's compazine fabricates fibers for the construction industry providing alights cheap yet robust way of showing up buildings both old and new. before they make it anywhere near construction sites though the ultimate tensile strength of the five or six must be tested although the requirements are quite strict as those for the aviation and shipping industries these mighty fibers can still hold one heck of a load a strip of thread the length and width of a ruler could hold up to two thousand kilograms without breaking once the thread has been tested to destruction the damage must be assessed. close inspection of the threads under a microscope helps identify the diameter cross-section shape and any teeth takes on the surface all of which may seem in sick. if you can but you can have
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a negative impact on the overall load bearing capacity of the finished product a little bit of a lot more but it's still carbon fiber is ten times tougher than reinforcement steel which gives us an advantage in deer ability in strength making the building more robust and extending its lifetime or less on average we expect old buildings reinforced with carbon fiber polymers to last an additional twenty five years money factoring carbon fibers is surprisingly simple for a material with these amazing physical properties and companies can produce up to twenty metres of the stuff every minute weaving the cloth itself isn't that much different from producing every day textiles the individual threads from the stalls of this trim down to size and laid out flat on the conveyor composites production facilities can produce over one thousand tonnes of carbon fiber called the year which is quite a lot considering how light the material is the threads are then fed into the weaving machine where they're turned into the finished product eventually ending up
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in old buildings which are increasingly being better fitted to withstand the bumping and grinding of tectonic plates and the trials of time. it's a pretty first comes the planning stage where we make an estimate of how much carbon fiber material will need for each particular case after that we go on site and unroll the cloth. for the component departed with makes up the a proxy compass it and apply it all to the surface requiring reinforcement what it was that with with him it is two to three times faster than the traditional reinforcement technology them and it is also fifteen to forty percent cheaper because it's the thought of that done along with the with. under mary so no more evidence than on bush's only earthquake simulator in the leningrad region the ground shaking platform can simulate an earthquake with a money today of ten on the m.s.k. scale one thousand spelt doom for the back concrete the reinforced frame stored steady. the company is currently working on
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a new way of producing the poly aqua knight child opon solutions used to make the carbon fibers the organic compound must first be oxidized in etc juice the pan fibers which i think carbonized it's over one thousand degrees c. the resulting carbon fibers from the new method promised to be even stronger and cheaper creating new opportunities for the company. officers. our objective is to obtain a carbon fiber with the strength of four and a half to go pascals and a production cost of four and a half dollars per kilogram. achieving these target values will open the global carbon fiber market for us making our product competitive. abroad. by two thousand and fifteen compazine top served production been offered up to two thousand tonnes of carbon fiber cloth every year with over
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one thousand sites and bush already been forced in this way to monday showing no signs of slowing the fibers can even be mixed with tama reducing cracks and prolong the life of roads they're found in anything from the plains we fly into the boats we sail in. but now it looks like carbon fibers have made their way into our homes . science and a generally considered to be polar opposites however during our recent attempts to engage in some of moscow's more cultural pursuits we discovered that high technology and fine arts can complement each other perfectly. second way and. upon entering the north the money is exhibition center this is are greeted by an imposing any display of russian expression is an atoll where it was certainly creating a powerful initial impression on like the artist's work the screen doesn't stand up to close scrutiny with the image dissolving into dots when people close.
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inside the hall it was a completely different with. much more fitting for the. advantage of. the difficult to display an artist work whether it be sketches painting with the help of pixels is no way to render an artist's brush stroke. but the system pixel system allows us to produce images which are very close to the original. pictures which are displayed and moving about the screen here are displayed in a very high quality so you can see the artist's touch. screens are capable of this . persecuted. throughout life. in one thousand nine hundred eighty six.
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huge video. of the exhibition and the. display. when viewed from the. most popular. the pixels of the enemy this is the basic idea of the system of optical. system is able to render gradient transitions and curves of shades and colors in almost infinite resolution. we can make it four times thinner than a pixel. resolution would be sixteen times higher. would have limited resolution. facilities are located. producing one hundred panels
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a month just like paintings the screens are crafted by hand and neatly framed the masterpieces then go on to while view is in cinemas at home and of course in art exhibitions. but still not where they're used there's an arts to putting the pixel is in circulation screens together depending on the type of projects that the panels can contain anything from five to eleven school layers which modify the projection in different ways the in circulation also smoothed out the slight time lag between the red green and blue images displayed by single chip projects is improving the look at pretty much anything. you need combination of optical materials means that both low and high res video looks equally impressive when blown up on the big screen the backing and black reflective layer are responsible for the high contrast blocks then with the
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help of a layer of micro lenses the reflected light is diffused slightly. i think simply interpellation the colors between the sharp edges and out any other artifacts the image then passes through a minimum of three thick layers of limon affords a boost brightness is finally appears on the surface which prevents any annoying reflections giving both your v.h.s. and collections a new improved look. lumina for is responsible for the brightness of the image screens generate light from the inside today there are two types of display displays with an internal light source such as l.c.d. monitors plasma monitors rear projection screens and direct projection systems which reflect the image you know our system is somewhere in between it reflects the image and is illuminated from the inside at the same time. but it's illuminated with the help of lumina force as well after we started using them we noticed that
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there were some additional positive effect. and we began to develop them they include smooth color picture formation that's why the third advantage of our screens is that they don't cause i fatigue because the picture does not flash as brightly as on traditional monitors. the vantage would have to be the price remarkable image quality that doesn't break the bank means that these screens mia found their place in bushes cinema broom. viewing distance also means that small of rooms cannot accommodate much bigger screens so i might just get one for myself i'm afraid that's all for this edition of the show join us next month for more technology and until then enjoy the ride. diplomacy lead to breakthroughs in syria and iran but it also strained relations between the u.s.
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and saudi arabia what does the future hold for washington riyadh ties. martin's consumer sees and i see it many in the country is the federal government to simply say as property of the united states government. the united states suffered damage and it was public has to realize it can't just buy. just throw it away. for instance belongs to the united states environmental protection agency and i found this on a dump site here this is going to waste. the producers of these little i think should be able to collect these i believe that this should be responsible for their products from cradle to grave. to mexico comment on mental health. american corporate are also belongs to the washington metro transit authority to
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the properties of a dentist aids. and trademarks all. the people of afghanistan have to the polls for the first time since the fall of the taliban. both keep the blame for the terms of our democratic transfer of power of. our national.
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turkey's government is red faced as a you tube bleak suggests a plot to stage an attack on one of its own sacred sites could be used as an excuse to go to war with syria. this time. hear the gunfire in the air taliban lead terror rages on in afghanistan in the run up to the country's first democratic presidential elections party reports direct from kabul with the latest. plus a change of tune of foreign policy chief condemns ukraine's radical right sector group to keep the driving force behind the people in kiev which has enjoyed support from brussels all along.
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broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow this is our john thomas glad to have you with us now turkish authorities have launched an espionage investigation into a leaked recording purported to be a conversation between two top officials it revealed an alleged plot to stage a false flag operation that would appear to be a syrian attack the leak on you tube infuriated it prime minister enda one who rushed to block the site here's an excerpt from the tape you know you've got a prime minister's encouraging conjuncture and they said time must be seen as an opportunity for us i'll send four men from syria if that's what it takes i'll make up a cause for war by ordering a missile attack in turkey. the discussion surrounds a possible attack on the tomb of suliman shah in northern syria
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a sacred site for turkey which is permanently guarded by turkish soldiers earlier this month on car warned it would retaliate against any assault on the memorial in case of such an attack turkey could also call for the involvement of its nato allies that's because all members of the alliance are compelled to offer military assistance if one is the victim of aggression antiwar activist eugene puryear explains why that could be turkey's ultimate intention many of the nato countries want to have the same goals certainly the nato countries the united states england and the other european nations have the same goals they've been backing the rebel forces in syria they've been trying to use this civil war as an instrument of regime change which in some ways simply for hundreds of thousands of people did just so they can change the government and so there's no space between turkey and other nato countries on this so if in fact there was a faction of forces that were looking for you provocation it would also wind up with force in the united states and also in europe who are increasingly warlike and
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who would like to see more of the western and nato intervention inside of syria and we know that these warmongering forces have been continually agitating all across the united states and in europe and certainly there are forces in turkey that feel the same way. syria is now calling for a u.n. probe into allegations that turkey is planning to provoke a confrontation and draw damascus into a war on car has long backed an intervention to help the rebels topple the government of bashar al assad and it would not be the first time it has tried to justify possible military action as artie's marina reports turkey as one of syria's fiercest critics has led calls for an international intervention not only that it's persistently providing the reasons for. turkey claims syrian forces fired across the border at refugees and floats the idea of calling on nato for reinforcement and
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protection. turkey admits one of its f. four military jets was shot down by damascus after flying over syria's airspace and carra deems it an act of war reserving the right to respond and after calling an emergency nato meeting turkey reminds the alliance of its responsibility to protect member states. turkey cites a growing threat from syria requesting that nato to safeguard the country expand its deployment of patriot missile batteries along the border with syria and what could lead to nato action article five of the alliance's charter says an attack on any member shall be considered an attack on all well it's a conservative policy on the part of the north atlantic treaty organization nato which turkey is a part of has been a part of the us since the early one nine hundred fifty s. it appears that was the strategy was to provoke an attack of some syrian territory on to turkey therefore providing
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a rationale to draw in the support of the united states and perhaps israel as well as britain and other states that are part of the nato alliance certainly nato members share turkey's sentiments about the syrian government both openly support the rebels in their fight against damascus and as for how far turkey will go a new leak on you tube seems to offer some insight on that it's a great peek into the way governments operate and how they do not wars or that they would like to have happen and blame them on somebody else a lot of these insurgents were trained in american military bases and air force bases in turkey then put into syria syria. also has gotten all shipments of weapons i should say the insurgents have gotten shipments of weapons from turkey so far nato has not gotten involved but with turkey's grabbing every opportunity to say why it should strike syria there's no telling how long that will last marina port ny r.t. . watching r.t.
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international a little later in the program russia's foreign minister reveals the inner workings of global politics as he accuses the west of bullying other u.n. members into isolating russia over the crimean referendum. the afghan capital has been headed by yet another taliban attack ahead of saturday's presidential election militants fired at the election committee headquarters from a neighboring house and were gunned down by security forces our correspondent was a cafe off reports now from the scene in kabul. well you can hear the gunfire behind me right now we're just the road down is the independent election commission office that is where the taliban insurgents have staged an attack on saturday that began about one pm local time. hours later the gun battle is still unfolding very tense atmosphere here hear the gunfire in the air on friday the taliban had attacked against house here in kabul they were actually targeting an unprotected
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christian daycare center full of western families instead they have burst into a compound run by a u.s. contractor an ngo and a suicide bomber had blown himself up outside of the building killing a young girl we were actually on the scene and so we were able to see some of the very tense environment situation playing out now an election office was targeted this tuesday and last week gunmen had slaughtered at least nine people including a prominent afghan journalist at a luxury hotel now this is really part of a campaign of stepped up violence by the taliban the group has been able to pull off high profile attacks across the country raising fears that the taliban insurgency will dramatically escalate at the end of twenty fourteen when nato combat forces are due to leave the country and of course it's the afghan people who have suffered the brunt of this violence last year the u.n. reported a fourteen percent increase in casualties with mostly women and children affected and really these attacks these kinds of attacks very often even though they're
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intended. to hurt westerners is often the afghans who really end up suffering here but of course as we count down to election day a lot of tension especially here in kabul where until recently the taliban had appeared to have trouble mounting successful attacks something that's clearly very much changed as the last few days have shown reporting in kabul for r.t. . now the war on terror enjoyed some initial success it took off about three months for the u.s. and its nato allies to push many taliban militants into remote areas but the islamist movement refused to surrender then two thousand and six while it was the deadliest year since the war began over fifty thousand troops were sent to afghanistan to battle the growing insurgency the following year president karzai admitted trying to start talks with the taliban but without success and according to afghan officials four years later well the u.s. followed suit supporting overtures to its declared enemy but if the taliban
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fighters continued to gain ground and even opened a foreign office in qatar now the u.s. withdrawal is only months away after a dozen years of fighting and in that time almost thirty five hundred coalition troops and up to twenty thousand civilians lost their lives are said by a journalist focusing on the middle east believes the u.s. and its allies are back exactly where they started that it's very embarrassing for them that they haven't to sit down and negotiate with the very people that they were calling terrorist and driving to wipe out well i think you know america can pick and choose who they called terrorist sometimes they call them terrorist and other times they call them freedom fighters and allies if you go back. to the russian occupation of afghanistan yet america funded these very people and called them freedom fighters and then called them terrorists they said that they wouldn't negotiate with terrorists that they were going to negotiate with the
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taliban and the taliban have come back bigger and stronger it seems. the u.s. off forced to you know talk with them for the first democratic presidential election is due to take place next saturday cruel in the crew in kabul is tracking the developments and we'll be bringing you special coverage throughout the next week right here on our two international. the people of afghanistan head to the polls for the third time for the fall of the taliban but a little bit of both pave the way for the birth of our democratic friends our. national let me. while looking for cash no matter the cost china's president tours europe e.u. officials to discuss business and investment opportunities in the house but human
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rights talk on the shelf plus. the beautiful face of. the region's chief prosecutor is creating an international stir not least because she's tough on criminals but as well that and much more after a break. in the future this month we shake it took a bit internal heat as moscow's firefighters put three spaces. in the communication is key and following the silence of the dancing. the museum said. we. cover.
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i marinate join me. in that in our. financial report carried interviews and much much. only on bombast and on. and welcome back you're watching r t international now moscow has no intention of sending troops into ukraine russia's foreign minister reiterated the vadra barrage
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of accusations about an alleged russian military build up build up on the border sergey lavrov also described the inner workings of the un before the general assembly voted on a resolution against moscow over crimea archies you know as details of the foreign minister has actually made it clear that not everything that we see or hear after a major event such as for example the vote on the crimean referendum on accession to russia is exactly what it is we shouldn't take it for its face value for example even though the votes wasn't ostensibly in russia's favor nevertheless after the vote has taken place russia representatives according to the foreign minister were approached by representatives of other countries who said that they did not necessarily vote the way they did out of their pure conviction we don't know so you're clueless but we see the u.s. in this little i'm astonished at how some serious countries are using all their diplomatic might to twist the the whole world some delegates. being told there will
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be consequences if you don't back the resolution we are aware of that colleagues come up to us and trust fully explain why one or another small country is forced to give in western officials insist that russia is isolating itself from the rest of the world with its actions and its stance on your crane well russian foreign minister is that the that isolation that the western officials keep talking about and actually nothing but an allusion that is being created by these very western officials sergey lavrov is to meet u.s. secretary of state john kerry later on sunday for further talks on the ukrainian crisis a major concern is the emergence of radicals in the country including the notorious right sector which is trying to become a political force according to john kerry. moved towards mainstream politics but the e.u. recently condemned the group. has more. catherine ashton has denounced right sector she's calling on them to refrain from violence to give up their arms and to
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basically stop behaving on democratically now this is a group that right now is besieging the parliament in kiev calling on the interior minister to resign so finally we have an admission from the e.u. that there are some very dangerous forces amongst those that brought about the coup in ukraine but the timing of this statement is new honest to say the least throughout this crisis in ukraine the u.s. and the e.u. have been very much in support of the protest movement the foreign minister of germany even went to my dance have pledged his support that's despite the fact that russia has repeatedly called on its western partners to reassess the situation to take a look at who it is they're supporting but right sector now has become a major violent force in ukraine the arms that catherine ashton was talking about are allegedly stolen by right sector from weapons during the unrest there linked to
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violence against anti my don activists two deaths in eastern ukraine and the group's leader as well as he is wanted in russia for instigating acts of terrorism and this is a man by the way that's running for presidency in ukraine so it's only now that the violence part of this coup is over that we get this admission from the e.u. foreign policy chief that things may not be as rosy as they initially would have you believe brussels had every reason to denounce the actions of radical groups in ukraine much earlier but turned a blind eye that's according to mark sloboda international relations expert from moscow state university. for the last several months the western governments and the western press have been engaged in a policy of putting their hands over their eyes and ears in a game of see no evil hear no evil and speak no evil of going so far as the clear that the ultra nationalist forces either don't exist or trying to present them as
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a fringe element that had no real impact or effect on the events of the year of my down riots and butch as of right now actually the right sector has pretty much refrain from violence outside of the rada whereas a couple months ago they were tossing molotov cocktails and shooting policemen dead in the streets. but right now they are seen as no longer useful and it's embarrassing to the porch that has taken power serving only to deal with judah mys them even further so the e.u. would very much like to see them go quietly away and if they will not go quietly away i think the e.u. will back this putsch regime in using force to send them away. criminals in crimea are now at the mercy of a chief prosecutor who promises a tough approach to law and order but she's much more than just a pretty face although her looks are gaining her some international notoriety as
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artie's alexia explains. she may look like a blonde bombshell absolute not. just in the us appeared but it in the. butt hole words are sometimes even more explosive dienst and then we stood flies to the grave and you realize it's a natural. need not tell your crimea's thirty three year old prosecutor general although many of our japanese viewers would hardly need an introduction ever since book took the job she has been a japanese anime art sensation video of her press conference gathered hundreds of thousands of views and pictures like these are now flooding the web some against another famous woman from ukraine her friends call her prosecuted and even invented a name for themselves and the telly alights but kiev where she spent most of her career is not amused the interior ministry's website has her in wanted section
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accusing the talia of organizing a young girl i do profit in you by use of the proud young your pistol. some are speculating whether such a lady can handle the serious job with swiftly brushes concerns aside with her stern rhetoric after all some of her employees stated she took the job many of her male colleagues fear to touch. well from one real life figure to another fantasy figure the race to be president of ukraine including some unexpected candidates iconic star wars a bad guy darth vader is among those promising to guide the country out of turmoil . fallen jet i master is a running on a policy of making an empire out of the republic and restoring the nation's glory lord vader has already won the primary for the ukrainian internet party which is
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paying the deposit for him to run for the presidency on the twenty fifth of may he will compete against among others former prime minister yulia timoshenko and the leader of the nationalist right sector group although with the support of even and some stormtroopers major will be confident. now fresh reports reveal that hackers could make more money off twitter accounts and credit cards to find out how they do it and more importantly for tweeters how to stop them head to our team dot com. also there you can find out which u.s. government agency wanted one of the boston marathon bombing suspects to spy for all of that on our website coming up. europe is taking its chance to make sure china knows its arms are wide open for any investment it can get president xi jinping is visiting the continent and paris and berlin have
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laid down to the red carpet and the issue of human rights which is often a key part of talks between the e.u. and china is strangely absent this time around on thursday the e.u. trade it chief agreed to drop a probe into underpriced telecom equipment imported from china. who says that's because europe needs to do much more to attract chinese investment now there was some hushed criticism on china's rights record with human rights watch describing the conditions most people in china live in as appalling but investor and financial commentator jim rogers says europe knows it has to play nice. they've got a lot of money and they're bailing out a lot of people so if you want to maintain your status standard of living better be nice to people with the money and your bankers for the chinese foreign aid if they come in and out then they get a lot of influence if they don't get they're not going to. the chinese make the
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loan they lose everything but at least they have helped out a lot more power and a lot more stuff they have the money we don't nobody has the chinese. china but china europe china. europe if they didn't have those markets they would suffer and named us official has suggested that president obama could send anti-aircraft systems to the rebels in syria saudi arabia it comes at an embarrassing time for obama who's just left of the gulf kingdom he was on a visit there and rebuilding bridges amid concerns that decades of friendship are fraying washington has already denied these claims going to japan is following the story for. the obama administration and saudi leaders are trying to keep their differences under wraps reports on what exactly president obama. or. one of.
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the two leaders discussed tactical differences they both agree their strategic interests were aligned. warned of a major shift away from washington after. washington was very anxious to reassure. talks with iran over its nuclear program will not get in the way of the kingdom's friendship with. saudi arabia is the biggest buyer of u.s. weapons saudi arabia. with. its own resources that dependence could diminish in the future but for now the u.s. wants to make sure saudi arabia stays a friend mutual benefits from the relationship with saudi arabia to fly under the. radar we've been following developments around one specific. case involves. several reports on this for years the employees of the saudi consulate in los angeles found out that he's gay in saudi arabia syria.
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saudi arabia being gay could be punished by death public jail time and that's the law when turned to the u.s. government for asylum he and his supporters never thought washington would turn down his request especially in light of guaranteed persecution at home but up to this day. here of course is not just about gay rights but also other forms of oppression that would be typically unacceptable to. the west and yet washington does not show much urge to those issues in the relations with the saudis. look at some other news making headlines this hour we start in spain. clashes have broken out between thousands of anti austerity protesters and police in barcelona and activists say
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a number of people were injured as some marchers engaged in running battles with riot police the violence erupted at a so-called march for dignity to demonstrate against public sector cuts by the government. weeks of nationwide protests in venezuela have claimed another two victims one man was killed in a blast when a homemade mortar blew up in his hands while the second died after being hit by high tension cable officials now say at least thirty nine have died in the unrest thousands have taken to the streets to demonstrate against president maduro apparent inability to tackle high crime rates and economic problems. let's make things a little bit cuter two polar bear cubs have been delighting visitors at a zoo in the german city of munich the pair were born back in december and have charmed of the public since their keepers let them out to play about two weeks ago well they have yet to meet their father who is currently at another zoo so their mother while she has her paws full of thousands of cities across the globe have
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been plunged into darkness they dimmed their lights on purpose though as part of the earth hour campaign which aims to raise environmental awareness and thomas lowe watched central moscow go dark. people across russia are getting ready to turn their lights off and plunge their homes into darkness now they're doing this because it's earth day which is organized by the w w s it's become the world's largest environmental event but it's not just individuals who are turning lights off in houses lights are going off in monuments as well as you'll see in the kremlin just behind me and the organizers of this event are hoping that people will come away thinking that they know more about the environment than they did before the by turning the lights off they'll have a better idea of how to take action on the environment in the future. next to don't miss technology updated right here on our national stay with us.
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in an unofficial unofficial referendum eighty nine percent of residents of venice and its surrounding area voted for independence from mother italy but bafflingly the majority of voters want the legendary city to remain part of both the e.u. and nato i don't want to be insulting these people but do they even understand what the word independence means so you don't want rome telling you what to do and take your tax money but if brussels does it then that's just jim dandy also according to the b.b.c. there are one hundred u.s. military bases of one sort or another all over italy including around venice so you want independence but having four military bases all over new country is just fine although it is written on a lot of bumper stickers the expression freedom ain't free is very true for fairness to become truly independent would come at a very high price dumping the euro saying goodbye to nato and dealing with being surrounded on all sides by the e.u.
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who might want to give you some sanctions or dies democratic bombing until you get back in line if you're not ready for real independence then don't wind yourselves just stay with italy but that's just my opinion. well come to that xan siberian. what are the places you never go to. fund. things you never do. experience you'll never again. be surprised you will.
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america syriac. now a. hello and welcome to technology updates on today's show russian robots take over the world. high tech textiles help me buildings earthquake proof. and we turn up the heat with moscow's firefighters. but first the language barrier
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is something most was only ever encountered when we go abroad but for those with deafness or hearing loss is something they come across on a daily basis fortunately the work of one moscow undergraduates may break down this barrier altogether. and stop in the line. among the obvious challenges posed by deafness and hearing impairment communication presents its own set of obstacles for members of the deaf community sign language gives deaf people in the heart of hearing an effective way of interacting with each other and a select few who understand it but that social network can be quite restricted moscow's garman university has a long learning history of teaching deaf people and helping them further integrate into society and first year student is no exception she was inspired by a chance encounter with a deaf person whose must have lip reading in speech allowed him to communicate freely with everyone. wanting to make this the norm just sets about creating a possible sign language translator. helping deaf people not only overcome the
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physical language barrier but also the mental one often resulting from communicating in such closed social circles but why not just use a pen and paper. people who've been using sign language for quite a while can actually make signs much quicker than their rights but i created this device to help those with hearing impairments break away from their sometimes narrow social circles under load them to communicate freely with everyone. in one of the university's classes we witnessed dashes grand unveiling a very invention to some of the university's hearing impaired students still in the prototype stage has designed and built an electronic glove that converts the gestures and movements of sign language into letters on a display just like spoken languages each country has one or more signing system so dasha chose international english as one of the more widespread and it took the
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russian signing students a bit of getting used to thankfully adopting the glove to any other country would only require a slight program rewrite the hightech wearable was well received by the students who were keen to take part in its further development. the talking girl of currently has five flex senses and the next seller on it are the flex sensors consist of an l.e.d. tube and light detects the amount of light hitting the sensor is used to measure the extent to which each finger is bent which she becomes compressed the more the digits curve which reduces the flow of light to the senses while the accelerometer gauges the position of the hunt these six data feeds are combined by the onboard processor to calculate the overall shape formed by the hand and display the lights on the screen. like any good students i stay behind after class for some extra tuition although my signing skills are nonexistent i was keen to try my hand at it on the duchesse expert supervision. now does l z. i can't.
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see if you can make a nurse i'm i didn't write yes so letters are now let's see if you can put together words say the word play that's it p. . nextel. a and y. play thank you dr. drew this one in the future i would like to produce a little cover in this part of your hand although. it will have a few papers about it show it's picking up the current regeneration by contraction . of the current. clear away all the noise. and then you will need a globe anymore if. you get all the data from the medical ethics shirts i touched your skin. to pick up and. in the meantime plans to add another accelerometer and refine the flex sensors to improve recognition
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accuracy and speed she's also working on a double hundred system for more complex sign languages so hopefully will never be blocked by this language barrier ever again. just imagine a world where you could take a stroll through museum without stopping to get up off your own sofa or what's about to concerts where the performers aunts human well this future isn't so distant as robots are about to take over. focal point. on surprisingly the robot in beijing kicks off its global fest one of europe's largest youth robotics and bent over two thousand six hundred students in six hundred teams went head to head in twenty two competitions ranging from football to dancing and by the end of it the humans had joined their ranks. stoppable the enjoyed then spread to the hypercube for the second international skolkovo robotics conference a few days later as well as showcasing. the latest in underwater robots three d.
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printing technology and human like un joints the conference gave engineers government representatives and investors the chance to put their heads together during the two days eight hundred visitors took part in workshops and showed off the robots which had already become self-aware it's a little subservient. pushy big wake up. to hello so. turn the lights on. the lights has been turned on thanks. domination the russian robots were spotted roaming around the annual c.b.d. . leading the incursion was home monitoring and security not far behind. the not so small remote presence robots lets people visit museums festivals from anywhere in the world. the work firefighters do pulling people out of burning buildings saving properties and over adventurous feline friends is invaluable but
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to do to fight simply they need to know their equipment won't let them down. range rover brought on being shots in a building angled in flames and filled with suffocating smoke would be a real life nightmare. luckily for me though this building isn't actually on fire yet even though i was in no immediate danger i still feel the need to get out and leave the profession. firefighters from around moscow have come to hone their lifesaving skills at the city's thirteenth special fire department. sing for the real thing the fireman will also be trying out the latest in fighting al to where the crafty combination of materials and shrewd design means the feis use often rival protection from ability and while you concessive all you like in the lobby nothing compares to the real thing. just like with any other
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project. you test its characteristics by wearing it in the field if there's a fire or some other kind of emergency you put it on and you go in you do your job and you get out of there as long as you're alive and well that's all that matters. special effects experts from the film industry works hard to create a facility capable of fully recreating the horrifying conditions of a fire making it's one of only a few such buildings in the country the face each one piece construction office grates of freedom of movement and these two peace treaty sets is without compromising on safety helping the where it's a struggle over dead and reach those trapped inside as quickly as possible. the suits consists of densely packed our image fibers known for their exceedingly high heat and tear resistance while the garments protected beaches include a fire retardants next to stop any fashion seeking underneath play music think to
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stop students riding up. just in case the suit has also been designed to be as comfortable as possible posting putting for heavy breathing operate just a quick non-system to reduce response times and on pit zips to help cool off after a job well done. the ones he was produced by any contracts which has been making specialist give a high risk job since the ninety's. you wouldn't get that in the us but there were just good illness by looking back at our company's history the real book at our very first product was electromagnetic shielding gave us next we took to manufacturing clothing to protect people from electric flashes by which went on to become our main product our present company also produces protective clothing for thought. such as wielding suits to still work as. is in there and many
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other items. in most of that would you please. before any of these outfits make it into the field though each seam and hem is drawn up on computer. the designs are then sent and consults by an automated plotter depending on the thickness of the fabric the robotic because it can slice through up to eighty layers of material in one fell swoop. the precision panels are then given a more human touch on the company's sewing floor each person is responsible for just one procedure all in all it takes four hundred such operations to produce one five proof suits in just under four hours everything from the threads zips to both ends and velcro is made from heats resistance material. but we only buy the fibers. no mix and all that our made five is which are part of our protective fabric but the rest of the manufacturing process we manage ourselves are all.
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dying the wrong our meat fibers is not as easy as placing them in a bookcase and waiting until morning the whole process takes eleven hours and involves soaking the material in an organic solvents as one hundred twenty five degrees c. . this causes the fabric to swell slightly resulting in a better bond with the dye the pressure is also elevated to prevent the dye from boiling and forcing it to penetrate deep into the fibers the dyed cloth is finally taken out of the oven and placed on a spool ready for the next step araminta fibers are also used in military grade ballistic body armor helmets and ropes was using such a tough material does come it's a price has to be there are certain challenges at various stages of production but first of all out image fibers are notoriously hard to die if you case nothing like dying wolves it requires
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a unique die. saying technology and getting the exact color you want is no easy task. even though safety comes first style hasn't been overlooked either ironically brights close up it securely hearts of bind to the army fibrous puts an attic a contract can produce a coach that joseph himself would be proud of thanks to a special fluorescent dice that can achieve just the right shade but as always there's no style without substance. by most of the company cannot only manufacture protective fabrics but also provide them with additional properties at the top for example you can impregnate it with a special solution. give it an additional coating on the inside or on the outside of the red seal you use. fire and electricity on to the only elements the clothing protects against the company's own warts and all repellents
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coating keeps wear was dry as a bone even when it's tipping it down while not absorbing into the fabric the water does help remove any dirt and grime accumulated after a hard day's work. the water and oil repellent is based on the poly married going to flooring compound as the coffee soaked in the liquid it forms a type of molecular bond on the surface of the fabric any water or oil coming into contact with the coating turns into globules and just runs off but perhaps most importantly the hydrophobic coating in no way affects the materials protective qualities. of the fabrics attested as an independent slab for heat resistance and strength among other things as you can see the densely woven are amid some pull on the left doesn't even small to let alone catch fire. so there's no chance you get hot under the collar in this outfit. however the army fibers can we stand much more vigorous tests. when c.
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put charge plasma from the kits the are made some of the heat energy is reflected while the rest is absorbed by the material this causes the carbon lead to form on the surface which acts as an additional shield against the blast keeping the unlucky chop out of harm's way so he lifts to work again and of a day the temperature inside only rises up to sixteen degrees c. . ok let's go let's go. get down move on your knees. down put the nose piece in place. good job well done. the source of the fire has been put out. i don't stand by it no let's look for survivors. come on
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be careful with him keep talking to the victim. tell him what's going on where and how much of the training facility the jury's coming to a successful close with the victim being found alive and well it's a little dazed keeping a cool head in hot situations is what firefighting is all about and i'm sure the reassurance provided by the attention to detail going to end in a contract suit means that moscow's firefighters can go about their work with one less thing to worry about clothes chest cardiac massage over his show which stops when finished still doesn't just stand the first half so don't speak for the remote see you after the break. remember the call brothers movie no country for old men. no country for young men what's the most you've ever lost on a coin toss what's the most you've ever lost on
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a coin toss. you've been putting it up your whole life you just didn't know it. call it yeah baby call it the standard when everything call it a top treasury official warns that britain is teetering on their own dangerous times a global enterprise in london are rising so fast that prince charles says there isn't sustainability and risk struggling with children. in other words this is no country for you. right from the scene. first street view and i think pictures. on our reporters twitter. and instagram.
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to be in the know. on. this immediately below so we believe that maybe. the scene motions to cure the play you call the musical. for shoes that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from. politics only on our t.v. . the people of afghanistan at the polls for the first time from the taliban will be both to pay for the power of our democratic friends our. current national let me.
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just. welcome back the science of predicting earthquakes is still pretty shaky at best and although new buildings can be designed from the ground to mitigate the impact it's not so simple with all the structures but believe it or not this next to it is a whole new meaning to the age old saying a stitch in time saves nine. dollars check earthquakes or one of mother nature's most destructive forces reducing buildings to rubble and make an entire city's look like zones it's currently almost impossible to predict exactly when and where a large quake will occur so the always strike when we least expect it so pretty much the only thing we can do is be prepared. and the unsub may just lie in advanced fabrics almost specifically old favorites carbon fibers and moscow's
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compazine case fibers for the construction industry providing alights cheap get through post way of showing up buildings both old and new. before they make it anywhere near a construction sites though the ultimate tensile strength of the five or six must be tested although the requirements on squad to stick to those for the aviation and shipping industries these mighty fibers can still hold one heck of a load a strip of thread the length and width of a ruler could hold up to two thousand. kilograms without braking once the threat has been tested to destruction the damage must be assessed. close inspection of the threads under a microscope helps identify the diameter cross-section shape and any defects on the surface all of which may seem insignificant but can have a negative impact on the overall load bearing capacity of the finished product a little bit of a lot more but it's still carbon fiber is ten times tougher than reinforcement steel which gives us an advantage and your ability in strength making the building
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more robust and extending its lifetime but mostly on average we expect old buildings reinforced with carbon fiber polymers to last an additional twenty five years money factoring carbon fibers is surprisingly simple for a material with these amazing physical properties and companies can produce up to twenty metres of the stuff every minute weaving the cloth itself isn't that much different from producing every day textiles the individual threads from the spools up this trimmed down to size and laid out flat on a conveyor compazine its production facilities can produce over one thousand tons of carbon fiber called the year which is quite a lot considering how light the material is the threads are then fed into the weaving machine where they're turned into the finished product eventually ending up in old buildings which are increasingly been retrofitted to withstand the bumping and grinding of tectonic plates and the trials of time. with only it's a pretty first comes the planning stage where we make an estimate of how much
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carbon fiber material will need for each particular case after that we go on site and unroll the cloth. it's a companion paper to both mix up the a proxy compass it and apply it all to the surface requiring reinforcement of what it was that with with two to three times faster than the traditional reinforcement technology well that from them and it is also fifteen to forty percent cheaper than it gets in the thought of the long. there with. under mary snow more evidence than on bush's only earthquake simulator in the leningrad region the ground shaking platform can simulate an earthquake with a money cheat of ten on the m.s.k. scale one thousand spelt doom for the back concrete the reinforced frame still to study. the company is currently working on a new way of producing the poly aqua night child opon solutions used to make the carbon fibers the organic compound must first be oxidized in etc juice the pan
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fibers which i think carbonized it's over one thousand degrees c. the resulting carbon fibers from the new method promised to be even stronger and cheaper creating new opportunities for the company. buffets. our objective is to obtain a carbon fiber with the strength of four and a half gig or pascals and a production cost of four and a half dollars per kilogram. achieving these target values will open the global carbon fiber market for us making our product competitive. a broader. result. by two thousand and fifteen compazine tops or ramp up production being off of to two thousand tons of carbon fiber cloth every year with over one thousand sites and bush already been forced in this way to monday showing no signs of slowing the fibers can even be mixed with tama reducing cracks and prolong the
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life of roads they're found in anything from the plains we fly into the boats we sail in. but now it looks like carbon fibers have made their way into our homes. science and a generally considered to be polar opposites however during our recent attempts to engage in some of moscow's more cultural pursuits we discovered that high technology and fine arts can complement each other perfectly. second when. upon entering the north the money is exhibition. this is are greeted by an imposing display of russian expression and we're certainly creating a powerful initial impression. the screen doesn't stand up to close scrutiny. when people close. however inside the hole it was a completely different story with the artist's work much more fitting for the discerning. interpellation is the key
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advantage of our screens rather difficult to display an artist's work whether it be sketches paintings or water colors with the help of pixels there's no way to render an artist's brush stroke correctly but the interpellation system pixel system allows us to produce images which are very close to the original. various pictures which are displayed and moving about the screen here are displayed in a very high quality so you can see the artist's touch only our screens are capable of this. despite being. persecuted at home by the soviets throughout his life with his first solo exhibit only taking part in one thousand nine hundred eighty six. a huge video. was the centerpiece of the exhibition and the pixel display. just as
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close as they were when viewed from the other end of the. most popular. you could say that pixels are the enemy this is the basic idea of the system of optical interpellation this is tim is able to render gradient transitions and curves of shapes and colors in almost infinite resolution. we can make it four times thinner than a picture. so the contour resolution would be sixteen times higher than the gradient transition would have unlimited resolution this is what the interpellation idea is based on the. bakken more familiar three d. text facilities are located in central moscow and are capable of producing up to one hundred panels a month just like paintings the screens are crafted by hand and neatly framed the masterpieces then go on to while view is in cinemas at home and of course in art
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exhibitions. but still not where they're used there's an art supporting the pixel is in circulation screens together depending on the type of projects that the panels can contain anything from five to eleven school layers which modify the projection in different ways the interpellation also smoothed out the slight time lag between the red green and blue images displayed by single chip projects is improving the look at pretty much anything. you need combination of optical materials means that both low and high res video looks equally impressive when blown up on the big screen the backing and black reflective layer are responsible for the high contrast blocks then with the help of a layer of my color lenses the reflected light is diffused slightly. i think simply interpellation the colors between the sharp edges and any other artefacts the image then passes through a minimum of three thick layers of limon affords
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a boost brightness is finally appears on the much surface which prevents any annoying reflections giving both your v.h.s. and collections a new improved look. lumina for is responsible for the brightness of the image screens generate light from the inside today there are two types of display displays with an internal light source such as l.c.d. monitors plasma monitors rear projection screen. direct projection systems which reflect the image. somewhere in between. from the inside at the same time. with the help of. after we started using them we noticed that there were some additional positive effects and we began to develop them. that's why the third advantage of our screens is that they don't cause i fatigue because the picture does not flash as
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brightly as on traditional monitors. to be the price. means that the. place in cinema. also means that smaller. screens so i might just get one for myself. in this edition of the show. until then. we should not have invaded iraq britain was responsible that as much as the united states knew it was wrong russia condemned it quite rightly but it's now violating international law in the same way wait a second excuse me where is the violation of international law when the precedent has already been established in the judgment has already been brought down in the
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international courts from the situation in kosovo from the situation in south sudan again you can't have it both ways you can't be the arbiter of international law one day and then the defender of international law the next manipulating it to your own advantage this is the policy of the united states and the western powers more generally and somehow they don't like it when another country with its power flexes its muscles in order to protect its own strategic interests this is an absolute absurdity. dramas the. stories of those who refuse to. food since changing the world. full picture of today's news. from around the globe.
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the headlines at this hour on r t turkey's government has red faced as a youtube leak suggests a plot to stage an attack on one of its own sacred sites could be used as an excuse to go to war with syria. foreign policy ukraine's a radical right sector group the key driving force behind. which has enjoyed support from brussels all along. led to terror rages on in afghanistan and the second attack in two days hits the capital as a big country prepares for the first democratic presidential elections next week. and all of these stories on our t.v. dot com but now max and stacey talk about what austerity is doing to europe's youth
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it's the kaiser report next right here on r.t. . max kaiser this is the kaiser report hey remember the coen brothers movie no country for old men how about no country for young men what's the most you've ever lost on a coin toss what's the most you ever lost on a coin toss you've been putting it up your whole life you just didn't know it. call it yeah baby call it you stand to win everything call it a top treasury official warrant of britain is teetering on the edge oh good returns the global prices in london are rising so fast that prince charles says there isn't sustainability and risk driving away tilted you don't have the jewels in other words this is no country for young people. max in fact it's no
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planet for young people anywhere you look there's a housing bubble in london alone house prices are up twenty three percent from their two thousand and eight peak of course that's not just bad for inflation but we're going to look around the world at various housing bubbles used due to the house the money printing you could call it house printing actually is the money printing program it's a new technology george osborne's like their number eleven is printing houses with the. bank of england. let's turn to boston boom in boston luxury apartments test market some say blue may lead to glut more than eight thousand units are expected to be built in the city during the next three years the unprecedented burst of construction will double the supply unit built in large luxury complexes since one thousand nine hundred sixty now the remarkable thing about this is the sheer vast quantity compared to history this
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type of residential construction hasn't been seen in boston since the eighteen hundreds when the back bay beacon hill in the south end were built said john behind chief executive the development firm boston global investors we don't have that same kind of population explosion today but we do have growth houses have become the beanie babies of the twenty first century it's clearly a mania that's sweeping the globe in these cities where they're able to siphon off money freely from banks and central banks and the people naturally want to gravitate toward house building because in their d.n.a. going back ten thousand years when the hunter gatherer first left the. vanna and started to build condos in miami this has been part of the arc of real estate speculation that has now it's the osis in the current housing bubble fed by the maniacs like mark carney of course also back in one thousand nine hundred when tens of thousands of europeans were arriving every single day from europe that was
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the age of human migration human capital you wanted to attract humans to your country in order to create boom it was an excellent point in other words this housing bubble is done driven by people who are migrating and causing population swells it's driven by huge capital swells the capital is moving through the snake of speculation in creating these enormous bubbles i think that's an excellent point it's not about people because the people who have the jobs the people don't have the income but they have access to a certain level of elites to on fettered on limited risk was cheap capital yet and there is hardly any new build for anybody below the top point zero zero one percent these are really luxury units six thousand of them those are the only people that matter the those who have that capital that swell of capital
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access to this wealth capital but it's also happening elsewhere israel housing boom threatened as netanyahu seeks caps so housing prices have soared eighty percent between two thousand and seven and twenty thirteen despite the fact that increases in wages were only twenty five percent so real estate prices forced people to take a large mortgages and that can affect consumption people will break into their savings to pay for apartments at the expense of consumption hurting economic growth says she as our real estate analyst told me develop the fish of the. you know shiksas they need a nice spot put up there by the shadows over there in tel aviv you know one of the bunch of the building up. overpriced for cock the unit then i go nowhere those big bubble that know what's up but you've got a housing bubble and that pumps nobody's going to like you at all but again we have this you know conflict between human capital and money capital that humans are much
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more you know basically it's no time to be human it's only time to be a bomb under a dollar because today seven in ten israelis live in their own homes according to government statistics with a modest three bedroom apartment in tel aviv going for about eight hundred thousand dollars and the average annual wage only around thirty three thousand dollars many young people are despairing of becoming homeowners some are looking a broad for cheaper housing in some cases moving to germany and other european nations their persecuted grandparents fled it's an interesting financial situation the bank of central bank of israel of course is plugged in with the global central banking stablish friends and i think actually the mr fischer who was their governor is now moving into a key role in the central bank in the united states and it's all the central bank coordination that's driving this ultra cheap money and the extension of the four people who suddenly find themselves experiencing affluenza which is the sudden
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discovery of one's net worth having quintupled overnight is to go out and buy a house i mean it's just human nature as a manifestation of representation of the affluenza disease i have by plugging into a corrupt central banking system is to go buy a frickin condo so whether you're in tel aviv or as half of israel of course has moved to miami and driven the miami condo prices up you've got all the frickin tomatoes down there in miami beach taken the money from mr fisher in the bank of israel and they're causing a housing bubble with the portuguese are being driven out but it's also interesting if you look at the world you see here young humans young people fleeing come. trees hit by austerity in ireland and greece in portugal and spain those young people have their benefits cut money taken from the no jobs available for them so they're forced out of their country on the other hand and the other in the nations like the u.k. and the capital centers so london new york city hong kong is
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a real australia young people are being driven out by the fact that this everything is a bubble in terms of housing and the basic living cost is essentially austerity for them well it's discrimination against young people on a global basis and the point i'm making here no country for young people or no planet for young people is that the price of this of the housing stock is skyrocketing due to the engineering of the banking system by the fifty year olds and the sixty year olds and the oligarchs and the plutocrats in the club the krauts and as a result young people thirty and under have really no job no place to live and no future and there doesn't seem to be any attempt by world leaders to rectify this imbalance and so these young people are going to have to find an outlet other than the normal avenues toward success that have been set up in the post world war two environment so the idea of getting a job getting a house starting a family is now for boats and you know this new generation of young folks are going
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to have to express their need to have a place in this world in alternative ways which might include some very disruptive technologies some social cohesion issues and you see this just growing tide of unrest you mentioned that you know household formation is declining rapidly in america because of the price of you know young people can't afford to live essential way and it's actually impacting in the retail sector now toys r us says it's being hurt by declining american birth rate so their recent annual report notes that the declining birth rate since two thousand and seven is actually impacting now their bottom line they have a char. here and this shows the u.s. birth rate and you see the sea of red since the financial crisis starting in two thousand and eight so people aren't able to afford anything let alone having new young people well that's interesting about toys r us and young people the birth rates declining because at the same time a classic children's toy like lego. would be perhaps impacted by these declining
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birth rates simultaneously however lego the company is leveraging their franchise to create a hollywood blockbuster of course about lego so you see again a split in the economy where those with access to ultra cheap money like movie moguls and hollywood have the ability to turn a lego into a multi billion dollar franchise but meanwhile the toy itself the derivative from which the lego franchise springs is not being sold by toys r us at the retail level because of declining birth rates because everybody is being disenfranchised by the schism in the economy engineered by cheap money and i would just encourage parents out there if they're concerned about their child's future there's really only one choice they need to get them and that is silly putty silly putty it's cheap kids have fun with it for days on end you can use it to make prints off the newspaper and then put it somewhere else it's like a transfer mechanism silly putty is really the only toy any kid ever needs so there
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was a story out where you know facebook is buying this company oculus rift which makes these virtual reality glasses and similar shares to those companies that sounded like oculus had a remarkable event happen to them the day after here's oculus vision tech as you see it jumped eighty seven point five percent and then down six point two five percent by the end of the day once people realized that that wasn't the company that facebook was buying their share volume actually went from an average of six thousand one hundred fifty nine a day to six hundred forty seven thousand six hundred seventy five so some morons probably wearing those reality virtual reality glasses were just like trading like freaks well this brings up an interesting modern phenomenon eighty percent of the volume of the new york stock exchange and other exchanges around the world is computer generated algorithmically generated and the computers that are making those trades. say no humans are making the trains are just computers looking at
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algorithms are driven by computers simultaneously reading and interpreting news feeds and twitter feeds and facebook feeds so when the computers see oculus combing through twitter or read it or some other social networking site on the see the wall street journal writing about it it will trigger the algorithm to go in and start buying or selling shares based on what the computer is reading and the reading of that material is fed into their buying sell their automated buying and selling programs so this is predictable in that the machines in the computers are doing eighty percent of the trading anyway and they're just picking up their cues from the amount of the swell of people writing oculus on social networking which triggers the computer the computer is blind it's just a blind algorithm that will buy and sell based on a percentage of mentions of this word in the social media you know that brings us all the way back to the fact that london house prices are booming you know i've been reading stories about this dumping and people are get something blindly
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they're not even seeing the property in fact they show up at the property in the electricity's often not on and they can't even see the walls they can't see any of the rooms but they're blind because something just like this blind because something of the twitter algorithm algo bots we are all outgo bots even if we're in a human form well that's a classic example of panic buying which you always see at tops panic buying a top so this is this real estate market here in london it's hard to say when the bubble will pop but it's clearly in a historic bubble number one nine hundred ninety or so the london real estate price drop by thirty percent or so and so we know that pretty recent past it can drop by thirty percent that move mean that most everyone buying now would be in negative equity and then you have a long period of contraction where people are unable to sell and they have to get an actual real job but then by that time the computers will have taken over and george osborne will be replaced with an automated mop. all right. well stacy right it's on ok see you later. states of the second have all lot more.
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welcome back to the kaiser report imax keyser time out of turn to leave allegan a journalist at the telegraph limas recently moved back to the u.k. after living in russia for many years where he was not only a journalist but also a fund manager lame welcome back to the kaiser report hi max all right before we talk about the new greece ukraine. let's talk about this story of business week business week is reporting that u.s. retailers spent the past year rushing into russia. ok now there are some sanctions what how they're going to work out tell us a little bit about that and we you know max for many years of course any president of the united states has had in his ear the defense lobby that's wanted to present russia as alarmist predictable as aggressive as belligerence but now any u.s. president has got in the other ear as well as the defense lovi has got. a
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business lobby a business community that sees russia not as a threat but as an opportunity look at the massive on the ground investments we've got in russia from the u.s. we've got boeing we got john deere we've got ford we've got g.m. then of course you've also got the big u.s. manufacturers who are trying to sell their retail products in what is now europe's largest retail market that's right not in twenty twenty or twenty thirty it's now russia's just overtaken germany is the biggest retail market in europe many people have stressed in the sanctions debate that europe does a lot more trade with russia than the u.s. and that's true. american trade with russia imports and exports combined is about one twelfth out of the year with russia but that doesn't mean that there aren't still very very big business interests in america who want to engage with russia who are engaged with russia who don't want to see their investments threatened by any tit for tat response to these sanctions that's why russia was eventually lout
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allowed a couple years ago into the w t o off to eighteen years of waiting see gettin ready they're going to jump on that because here you have eighteen years finally they're in the. and they're huge business opportunities huge retailers pouring into russia but you imagine an interesting duality there whispering into the ear of the president between the defense contractors and at the retailers or the business center of the chamber of commerce if you will you know. and it seems to me that up until a few months ago there was something called the war on terror and america was pursuing bearded men in caves and defense contractors are spending billions and hundreds of billions and trillions to go after these bearded men in caves but then on a dime just turn around suddenly thought no one talks about that war on terror anymore it was it because the ability to scare americans by showing pictures of men with beards had worn off and now the administration and the defense contractors are just wheeling out the old call cold war enemy as
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a way to keep that going in other words is no substance to this at all it seems to me it's as equally a hoax as the war on terror was a hoax this new cold war and everything john mccain is saying is just another another hoax to keep those guns rolling and keep those defense contractors lubricated your thoughts would john mccain of course has got form it was john mccain who did his level best in the run up to the presidential election in two thousand and i sue stock up on a must see between the u.s. and russia of course democrat members bob bomb bomb iran absolutely i mean. john kerry john mccain these guys are looking increasingly like our local politicians in a digital age they're there looking and sounding extremely twentieth century so it does go right across the party divide in the u.s. this kind of cold war ivanchuk them look at john kerry's tweet at the height of the tension between ukraine and russia and the west we can't it's not rights we invade
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countries on false pretexts that was meant to be a call to galvanize western support against russia he just looked like a fall he looked hypocritical an absurd. however much he uses social media he looks very very old fashioned i've been struck in the us also in the u.k. by an outpouring of respectable opinion. saying why are we intervening while we being so belligerent why are our politicians chest thumping why aren't we trying to mediate and promote commerce and trade and peace between east and west rather than some kind of new cold war it just in the last few weeks max concerns about being seen as pro russia. of been thrown into the wind by many respectable commentators in this country in the wake of people like me and you who've been saying this for many months of course i mean jenkins's i'm in jenkins jenny russell in the times my spectator pieces i mean the spectator is of course the sort of you know it's in the
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living rooms of british military families and yet there's been an outpouring of comments saying you're brave in your right to be saying this this is one of our trading partners i think it goes over the the war on terror was a complete failure heroin production there are going to hire plan b. production of drugs are a huge problem the the taliban is completely funded al qaeda is doing america's work in syria america supports al qaeda and so is a complete a good back all and so now they just we saw this in two thousand and eight we saw because iraq was such a disaster because afghanistan was such a disaster if the. for the two thousand and eight election that was a big move let's move it back to the cold war a war we won so we don't have to talk about the war on terror which is a war that we're obviously losing what i would say max is that i still believe that a you and even the us between them can play an honorable role in some sort of ukraine russia and the western world hopefully now there is
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a bit more sanity looming amidst all the jingo it was are now going to be make john mccain as their front man goes he's got no dignity he's a clown it until they get rid of him then america could be perceived as anything a clown of the world i want to move on it doesn't sign we're talking about these jokes i rather thought let's move on. forget these down there then barassi me as an american i'm embarrassed and ashamed by john mccain in two thousand and twelve russian tourists print forty three billion abroad making them the fifth high spending segment of the travel industry most of that to europe you know particularly in france so here again is another. tourist industry. is going to get slammed sure there are one hundred forty five million russians many russians of our age say max grew up thinking they'd never be able to travel abroad so i grew up in the soviet union russia has just been reclassified built by the un as a high income country now and of course the russian middle class has always been
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there you know russia in many ways is zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero hard obama just refer to russia i was glad i was a little bit of that is that for a russian as a regional power yeah that's fourth which of course is fun geographically and historically a litter of course it's more than a regional it completely and any country that's got permanent seat on the u.n. security council and was a. side her the postwar agreement which carved up the world is and is more than a region with the economics of it suggests that it's in the same league as anybody else in the g eight or any of the other countries whether you know let's talk about natural gas for a second america says they're going to fight russia by exporting cheap natural gas you know they're going to frack every state in america and how realistic is that well i think what's happening here is. this conflict between russia and the west over ukraine is being jumped on by the defense lobby to pursue their ends also the lobby that wants to push the u.s. administration to allow more exports of hydrocarbons in general but natural gas in
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particular is also using this conflict for their own ends you know a lot of people in europe don't realize that it's basically illegal to export hydrocarbons from the states and it has been since the young kapoor war in the early seventy's of course now it's illegal it's very very difficult to get a licenses to do it to export but america has very few l.n.g. export facilities that are available more of being built but it's going to take many many years in order for them to come in here export facilities and the reason that gas is so cheap in america isn't because it's cheap to frat. and use gas because it isn't it's very very expensive the reason gas is cheap is because there's a massive export war around the us so there's a huge task lots once you allow exports of gas large scale exports of gas from the u.s. of course domestic gas prices in the u.s. will rise to global levels and so the premium of tax funded.
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production will go away that's not to say that american gas will be cheap by the time it gets to the european market of course because it won't be because you have to add the transport costs which for n.g. a particularly high so the notion that we can frac all why out of our dependence on russian gas in europe seems to me completely illiterate another financial illiteracy point that doesn't seem to make it through the thick skulls of the politicians in washington let's talk about the new greece ukraine ok the i.m.f. has pushed through fifteen billion dollars bailout the interim government has raised gas prices by fifty percent to appease the i.m.f. it is the new greece. we let's hope not of course a sort of damocles hangs over all these tensions between russia and the western ukraine and that is a sort of sovereign defaults. if there is a sovereign default in ukraine that could of course have big systemic back wash
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across global markets and who knows certainly in my view equity prices look rather a beaut in the west so they're almost in line ok train the new greece you said let's hope not let's let's talk turkey here it look i mean not turkey because i don't i think i think ukraine is too geo strategically important too for the western world and certainly for russia to allow it to default i'm hoping that the need to rescue ukraine's public finances will see the west and russia and the i.m.f. come together and have some kind of joint package that can be empathetic is to focus on this fake cold war scenario they'll never get there on time and i'm not i'm big on what i what i'm hoping is that the need for hard cash and the realities of financial markets and you know the faceless men and women in the city of london
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and on wall street getting into the politician faces and saying look the time for chest thumping and jingoism is gone we have to fix this or we're going to have a a world of pain that's going to hit middle america and hit middle britain and take that better earth now the george osborne the chancellor who on this show we excoriate gleefully and often he's got his new budget but year you see some positive things those are some for the ones on this we're going to show let's hear some positive and i was born i mean i've i've done mine fair share of knocking the chancellor over the years. oh i've said oh you do have thirty seconds to give georgia court a bone please continue i would say that some of the policies that he's come up with in the budget are substantial policies that should have a positive. reaction i think increasing the tax allowance on capital investment for business is significantly from a quarter of a million to hoff a million pounds annually is a very positive move investment in the u.k.
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has been between ten and twelve percent of g.d.p. for many years it should be up near eighteen or twenty percent of g.d.p. which is where it is in the us and in germany i think all productivity has suffered largely because we've had very little investment and hopefully that will help i think increasing the personal allowance from ten to ten thousand pounds is also opposed thing so in general i think he has made some bold micro moves i still have max as you know as i think you two big problems on the macro front of the debt skyrocketed deck still scott. we gotta go we're out of time no northwards your time all right that's going to do it for this edition of the kaiser report with me max kaiser and stacy herbert i'd like to thank our guest leave how again he backs if you like to get in touch tweet us at kaiser report and so next time.
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we should not have invaded iraq britain was responsible that as much as the united states knew it was wrong russia condemned it quite rightly but it's now violating international law in the same way wait a second excuse me we're is the violation of international law when the precedent has already been established in the judgment has already been brought down in the international courts from the situation in kosovo from the situation in south sudan again you can't have it both ways you can't be the arbiter of international law one day and then the defender of international law the next manipulating it to your own advantage this is the policy of the united states and the western powers more generally and somehow they don't like it when another country with its power flexes its muscles in order to protect its own strategic interests. this is an absolute absurdity. welcome to the fun siberian. what are the places you never go
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to. fun. things you'd never do. experience you'll never again. be surprised you will. come on the welcome to worlds apart president obama spoke a lot about big good and bad ways of doing geopolitics this week and rhetoric intended for european and possibly russian eras that was all but brushed aside when
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he landed in saudi arabia posited that american values seem to depreciate every time the saudis are involved well to discuss that i'm now joined by david weinberg a senior fellow at the foundation for defense of democracies dr weinberg thank you very much for taking time to talk to us thank you for having me now the organisation you work for was sat out after nine eleven to quote promote pluralism defend democratic values and five the ideologies that drive terrorism is there any country that is more antithetic to all those objectives than saudi arabia sure syria iran lots of countries but certainly there's a big gap between the. of the united states and the values of the saudis it's a relationship that's been strained by the conflicting values of the two sides but my question was whether saudi arabia really takes the cake for you know essentially lacking all the three elements that are mentioned in the purposes of the
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organization that you work for again there is not much in the way of pluralism they don't value democracy at all and when it comes to ideology a spouse by saudi arabia not only. condones terrorism it actually is supportive yeah i mean look dictatorship is not a contest but if it were the saudis would be doing great the organization has actually been quite active on this issue for instance this week we put out a report highlighting the continually still being taught in saudi arabia's public schools through their textbook systems so we we certainly are no friends of the saudis on this issue and we certainly hope that the president some very serious conversations about human rights behind closed doors. well he was in saudi arabia well this is a very mild way of putting it but you know saudi arabia is not officially
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designated as a state sponsor of terrorism and yet it is well known that it is the largest source of financing when it comes to militant groups such as the taliban or al qaida and i hardly need to mention that if it is the americans who suffered a great deal from the terror plots hatched and sometimes executed with the help of saudi money fifteen out of the nine thousand nine eleven hijackers were saudi nationals and when you think about it had they been russians i think we could have had an olive branch of world war three by now but with the saudis again it's always let's be patient with them and it's maybe a personal question but for a country like russia which often finds itself. on the receiving end of years condemnation without hurting a single american it's very difficult to understand why would an american. lad the saudis all of the hook so easily given how many americans were hurt in nine eleven
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absolutely well you know i think it's reflected first of all public opinion numbers saudi arabia is. absolutely dreadful numbers when you ask the american public what they think of the other country but when you say saudi money going to sponsor terrorism i'm curious whether you mean state money going to sponsor terrorism or whether you mean private money going to sponsor. which doesn't mean well dr one guy and i mean both because obviously there are some private sponsors of terror groups in syria and iraq and lebanon they used to sponsor insurgency and as well but. official government structures in saudi arabia are not the most transparent so you can never be sure of that official money is not being used for the same purpose but is that evidence of official money i don't think so while i think prince bandar of one is quiet and involved in sponsoring various rebel groups and syria and i
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guess we can argue about the definition of terrorism and freedom fighting but i think it is pretty clear that saudi arabia is supporting groups that use terror as a tactic in syria so that's would be a sort of evidence were i mean i think some of saudi arabia's identified clients in syria are extremely unappealing for instance the extremist group most most convincingly tied to saudi governmental assistance is called jaish al islam or the army of islam which is led by a man in honolulu shoes father is a preacher in saudi arabia and who advocates ethnic cleansing of shiites and opposes democracy and you know. this is an organization that by and large is repulsive and antithetical to to western values and it's an organization that the u.s. has been to my understanding pushing the saudis behind the scenes to reduce their
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support for you just imagine how little support their reasons for the saudis and their tactics among the american public and the american politicians regardless of their party affiliation seem to be sort of while coming our or at least tight lipped when it comes to criticism of the saudi officials why this thing that well i think we need to differentiate between the executive branch and the legislative branch on this issue because i think the legislative branch has been quite comfortable raising concerns about saudi policies that conflict with universal human rights and democratic values so for instance members of congress from both parties in the last week and a half have issued letters to the president calling on him to. to make human rights part of the discussion and to make religious freedom part of the discussion when he went to saudi arabia so i do think that american politicians of both
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stripes be it democratic or republican are not reluctant to speak out about this issue but i do think that when when either party is in power at the white house they certainly have incentives to try and elicit regional cooperation from the saudis and unfortunately sometimes that means human rights reform issues get kicked a little bit lower on the priority list just as that sometimes is the case in u.s. relations with russia american officials would actually like to be raising these issues even more often than they do with russia because of russia's important role as a geo political power don't even raise it as much as they actually would as surprising as that doctor are somewhat more is that now i wonder how much more often those. issues could be raised because i think you know human rights in russia is the one of the most popular issues for american politicians rather of executive or legislative branch but going back to saudi arabia. president obama has just visited
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riyadh what do you think he was hoping to achieve there well i think the messaging coming out of the white house really focused on trying to dispel the image that there is a rift between saudi arabia and the united states so even as the president's plane was was pulling into saudi arabia is his deputy national security adviser was giving a briefing to the press corps news trying to emphasize that things have gotten better in the saudi u.s. relationship since the fall when when the saudis were upset so not denying that the saudis have been upset at the united states but trying to argue that the dispute over iran over syria over other issues has been resolved or at least significantly reduced as to whether that narrative is is going to be seen as persuasive either by the media or by the general public we still have yet to see now the biggest strain
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. many analysts have identified in these bilateral relationship is america's reluctance to fully back the saudis in their existence five against the shia forces of iran syria lebanon and possibly iraq and these five that saudis are in is not driven by money it is not driven by political calculations it is driven by january and values you know however archaic did they may be and i wonder given the existential nature of these five whether americans can really reason with the saudis at this point or is it increasingly a case of the tail wagging the dog here. well i certainly would agree with you with regard to your argument that this is an area where the u.s. really has some difficulties satisfying the saudis fully you know the saudi public sees what's going on in syria as the greatest humanitarian calamity of our age and
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that's not my words that's the saudi foreign minister's words and so what they see are shiites whom they have already dehumanised in their education and religious system as heretics slaughtering sunnis in saudi arabia slaughtering sunni civilians as well as as rebels and so in that regard the saudis want the united states to decapitate the regime in syria at the very least by toppling it and so the the saudis are not going to be satisfied when they see the united states pursuing an approach that actually in some regards on the battlefield is quite similar to russia's strategy which is to have this conflict turn into a stalemate the russians want to enable. to not be toppled to outlast the conflict and the united states wants to ensure like russia purportedly a political solution to this conflict by ensuring that the rebels aren't fully
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marginalized on the battlefield but when it comes to actually toppling the regime militarily the us administration has held back to some extent till now and you know we'll just have to see whether the saudis can convince them to take a tougher line on this it's certainly could happen especially if there's no progress at geneva since you mentioned russia's intentions in syria i think russia would much have preferred not having this conflict to begin with i think this conflict was initiated and aided by saudi arabia and the united states to begin with so it is there are countries that actually often for changing the status quo but rather than add going in depth into syria i would like to. i ask you very quickly this relationship between saudi arabia and the united states was founded on the. quite explicit agreement that washington would defend the gulf state in exchange for oil contracts and the united states no longer needs that much saudi
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oil and the nature of security threats has also changed so i wonder if it's possible. sooner or later the united states and saudi arabia will have to part ways well first of all like to address something that you said right before your question which is how this conflict started as americans see it the way this conflict started was a russian supported dictator. slaughter of his people when they went out on the street and peaceably demonstrated as well as arresting and torturing teenagers so that is how we see how this goes well you see how as to whether the u.s. and the saudis sway because you are told that this conflict started this way as somebody who was on the ground in syria all those three years ago i can tell you that you know there were snipers there were provoke attorneys there were saudi agents there on the scene so obviously the tactics. are not to be defended you
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know his indiscriminate use of force but i wonder if the united states would react in any different way if. the constitutional law and order in your own country were threatened for once. if i can remind you of what of the of the search operation for the boston bombers if you remember a couple of years ago the whole city of boston was blocked to find two man and you know the police was used and he was shot dead so you know i think americans use force quite extensively one their own security is compromised but they for some reason deny that's right to other countries but i would still like you to answer that question about whether you see any chance for the united states and saudi arabia parting ways jew police. given how different dad value systems really are well having lived in boston having actually lived on the same block as the boston bombers and having been a graduate student at mit in the past where police officer was slaughtered by the bombers no doubt americans take terrorism seriously as to whether the saudis and
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the united states are going to part ways the triumphalism of the shale energy boom to some extent is overwrought because the united states just as russia just as other countries are in the in the global economy are dependent upon stability in the global price of oil and in that regard until industrialised countries such as the united states such as russia such as the countries of east and south asia have fuel choice about the fuels that they put into their automobiles we're going to be continually dependent upon the security in the gulf as dr weinberg we have to take a very short break now but when we come back the united states has rediscover the good old anime in russia what does this mean for the future of human saudi relations that's coming up in a few moments on well the part. of
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welcome back to worlds apart the real discussing the relationship between the united states and saudi arabia when they went weinberg a senior fellow at the foundation for defense of democracy that's a great way of putting it dr weinberg you just heard i turned it in in terms of love and hate and i'm not sure about the love but to see the examples of hatred all
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you need to do is to open the saudi school textbooks. to earlier that for decades have been spreading vitriol and everything rest in and as you as you mentioned here oh the very interesting report recently on how lenient the united states has been with the saudi arabia on this issue but i wonder what is the real reason for saudi procrastination in removing all those vitriolic passages from from their textbooks well first of all like to say that i don't think the united states has been uniquely lax when it comes to raising saudi textbooks in fact i think it's actually done more than any other government in its bilateral exchanges with the saudi authorities on this issue for instance i saw no indication that this was part of the conversation when prince and or and bought a mere putin met last year in moscow. so you know i think there are things other countries can do that having been said the united states has more leverage that it
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could potentially potentially use with some. the radio on this issue and in that regard i really do wish the united states would do more well dr weinberg the reason why president clinton may not raise de this issue or other issues with foreign visitors is because russia doesn't make the promotion of democracy of the pillar of its foreign policy of the united states that does and if i'm not mistaken mistaken the state department first noted a problem with the saudi textbooks all the way back in two thousand and three and ever since the saudis have assumed this very typical approach for them of not saying no outright but not delivering either and my question to you is whether they see any practical gain in essentially indoctrinating that i use in the speech only mind said whether they do it on purpose as as a part of state ideology well you know i think saudi arabia like like any country
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does have some internal debates even as an absolute monarchy but that having been said i do think that the saudi authorities bear responsibility for what's in these books especially because these books are printed on an annual basis by their ministry of education so they are to blame for what's published in their texts the saudi monarch and the saudi royal family and the government say that these books have been reformed that they're being improved but when they say that they only they take the lowest hanging fruit they take some of the hatred out of elementary school books they say that they spend money on teacher training to moderate teachers they say that they're increasing the number of women in the universities but the reason that they don't they don't take this on more seriously i think is because they see more benefit in not upsetting their conservative reactionary preachers then they see in telling their children. a more
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tolerant view of the world and keeping their children from being indoctrinated so i do think that it really will take diplomatic consequences in saudi arabia's foreign relations with the international community for this to change now this violent extremism that children are being taught in some of the saudi public schools is bad when it is targeted at you but when it targets some of your rivals it may come in handy and here i would like to shift gears a little bit and discuss the saudi use relations reserve the russia because there are quite a few historic examples when this partnership was very successful in undermining moscow i wonder whether these recent tensions the resoled between russia and the west and the united states in particular could lead president obama to re evaluate or rethink his relationship with. saudi arabia well you know actually i think
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u.s. russian relations in the last month have at it an extra strained the u.s. saudi relationship because the saudis wish that the united states had been firmer with russia over crimea just as they saw the united states choosing to pursue a negotiated deal with russia over syria's chemical weapons in the fall this was an area where u.s. russia. i'd like to say at least. averting away from more direct conflict actually came at some cost to the united states and its relationship with the saudis similarly the united states helped turn the tide of the battle in afghanistan in the eighty's against the soviet union by introducing a large number of men portable air defense systems that the mujahedeen used against the russian the the soviet air force the united states hasn't done much credit for
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the russians for something that they've done which is showing some restraint when it comes to manpads in syria today the saudis have been itching to introduce those in massive numbers unsupervised without any sort of permissive actually and so that any sort of way for the u.s. for instance to disable them if they fall into the hands of of. but the united states has actually held relatively firm on to date and that's an area in which the u.s. hasn't gotten much well dr weinberg i think this is a very noble and teleportation of both in a recent events in history because if it wasn't for the united states and saudi arabia those weapons were in be in syria in the first place so i don't see how we could credit the united states for health restraining saudi arabia well enough going back to ukraine and there have been reports that washington has already
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reached out to saudi arabia to provide some of the fifteen billion dollars promised to your crane and while saudi arabia doesn't have any intrinsic interest in ukraine what is it is interested in is seeing washington to toughen up on syria and i want to infrequency any sort of you know ukraine for serious swap here essentially you know the saudi arabia giving their money for ukraine. but washington in return doing what riyadh wanted to do in syria you know actually the most persuasive. for tat of this sort that i've seen has been a recent story in the washington post suggesting that the united states is finally considering doubling its training of vetted syrian rebels in exchange for or rather to be funded by the qatari treasury so if there's going to be
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a tit for tat in this regard that's actually where i've seen some suggestion that it might happen now russia is a natural rival for the united states in ukraine and for saudi arabia in syria so much so that george soros has already suggested the two team up in driving the oil prices down and of course this move to be a very effective back in the eighty's when. these two countries colluded in driving the wild prices down and that proved to be the last nail in the coffin of the soviet union do you think that could work this time around no i don't think there is persuasive us so to collusion on the energy price that actually influences saudi energy policy the saudis make their oil production decisions based on internal budgetary issues and they do this also by looking at the the domestic situation in saudi arabia and making outlays to keep their public quiet and so that
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i think is actually going to be the biggest driver of saudi oil policy but you know they can be hypocritical about this too just as the united states can be hypocritical about where and when it supports democracy just as russia can be hypocritical about where and when it supports sovereignty i wonder if we could consider one more way of how the saudis and the americans could exact their. revenge on russia and that's would be it by supporting terror groups they used to do that in chechnya as. i mentioned before and they could probably do the same in crimea reach has a somewhat sizable muslim population could they well actually the muslim population in crimea is significantly smaller than it was before stone ethnically cleanse the place so actually i think that leverage is much smaller in a while but. just for the benefit of our viewers far as i know i may be mistaken but back in the nineteen ninety's and early two thousand crimea was a very popular destination for wounded chechen rebels first because of the
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geographic proximity to the kitchen and also because of somewhat lax security policies of the ukrainian authorities i think it is estimated that at one moment there are around five thousand followers of the happy branch of islam in crimea and i guess you wouldn't. even that many to stir up trouble well you know first of all it is important to distinguish between people's religious views intolerant or not and whether they're actually engaged in acts of violence certainly i do think when an intolerant. religion is promoted in places abroad including in. elements of the former soviet union there are consequences for that down the road absolutely well one of the natural consequences for moscow would be to deepen its ties with saffron especially given the very politically correct reaction of the year all funny government to crimea joining russia but i wonder if that's will
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deepen the chanche is even more in these geo political rivalry it's absolutely possible but i do think it conflicts with what the rouhani government strategy is in iran which is a little bit different than what the supreme leader strategy is in iran the supreme leader is strategy is is direct confrontation with the united states the rouhani government strategy is to maintain many of his own. republics policies but to try and achieve some sort of rapprochement with the international community you know they may not be ready to pay the cost of what that entails and they've given no indication that they're ready to stop the i.r.g.c. terrorist activities in places like the levant and in the gulf and that's actually what motivates the saudis to push hard when it comes to iran issues and something that the united states personally i think could be doing a little bit more on certainly russia could do more on it as well well dr weinberg
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unfortunately we have to leave it there i appreciate you being on the show and to our viewers yorks on and keep the conversation going on our twitter you tube and facebook pages and i hope to hear again same place same time here on worlds apart. to.
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