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outrage worldwide as a court condemns over five hundred defendants to death in the biggest mass capital punishment in egypt's modern history also this week. to be seen as an opportunity for us. turkey's left red faced over a league conversation between top security officials suggesting that planning a fake attack inside syria to give them a reason to intervene. the behavior of ukraine's hardline right sector group finally captures that tension of brussels with the e.u.'s foreign policy chief denouncing the radicals after months of playing them down plot. we ended the war. and left iraq to its people
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a million iraqis died according to the united nations five million were made into refugees the country was ripped apart. barack obama's defense of the iraq invasion in comparison to russia's actions in crimea leads to criticism but take a closer look at the u.s. president's speech in brussels and inconsistences. the latest news and the week's top stories you're watching the week here on r c international with me. thanks for joining us and this week an agent a single called decision condemned over five hundred people to death the sentence was punishment for burning a police station killing one police officer and disrupting public order and president a verdict triggered mass protests and now. cry from human rights groups across the
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globe and. the number of death sentences recently hundred down in egypt has now told battle hosni mubarak during the last years of his rule the former egyptian president was arrested during the revolution of twenty eleven in the three years that followed neither the military nor the next president mohammed morsi ordered as many executions until now as the army is steps up its efforts to end unrest in the wake of morsi being removed from power last summer when he was overthrown the new authorities began targeting the answered leaders muslim brotherhood party after being met with fierce resistance the military escalated the climbdown with more than six hundred lives lost during raids on august the fourteenth alone the following months the muslim brotherhood was banned and public protests severely restricted big group was declared a terrorist organization and a constitutional referendum was held across the country which all brings us to this wednesday when the same general that al sadr mohammed morsi declared he would run
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for president which is expected to win easily egypt was one of the first countries to be engulfed by the arab spring but now appears to be back where it was before the uprising is an associate of the full circle. uprisings abroad getting equated with the promise of a better future and hailed as true democracy the democratic message that swept across the middle east sure called arab spring so determination through coups and regime change often hailed by washington as an honest way to move forward for the united states supporting democratic transitions is not a matter of idealism it is a strategic necessity redefining the word democracy to democracy is a government that we like that should our dollars and if it doesn't well let us not
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an artist and you can overthrow it in egypt swept by revolution and coup almost five hundred thirty supporters of the ousted morsi regime get sentenced to death as the military takes over these staggering numbers reminiscent of medieval times the only alternative it would seem to despotism is a form of the islamic democracy and the people are paying with their lives and with their security in other to go to see the rights are respected he would argue that the voice of the people is essential to a legitimate democratic process but the same applies to an officially elected government whose are arguably becoming increasingly accepted as a way to quickly impose change may bring about a swift air of reform in the short term without building a stable government system that can create a strong and truly democratic future which can eventually backfire and start to target our party washington d.c. . the turkish government is busy with damage control after an embarrassing leak suggested it's been planning
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a false flag attack which would justify military intervention in syria and us to geisha has been launched into tape purporting to be a top officials discussing a possible justification for invasion infuriated by the exposure of prime minister atta one has ordered you tube to be shown down the side where the nichol's shad. you know you've got a prime ministers that encouraging conjuncture and this attack must 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 on turkey beneficials that we're talking about a possible attack on the obsolete man shot at moment in northern syria it's permanently guarded by turkish soldiers and has previously threatens to retaliate against any asphalt on the site any conflict involving turkey could lead to a full blown intervention in syria involving nato and and who activist huge and yet
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believes many western governments would welcome that if in fact there was a faction of forces that were looking choreographic asian it would also wind up with forces in the united states and also in europe who are increasingly more likely who would like to see more of a western 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. meanwhile theory is calling for you on probe into turkey's alleged plans for a false flag attack uncorrupt has consistently trying to rally nato against syria looking for causes for a possible invasion more in a fortnight or has been keeping track of those attend. 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
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the border at refugees and floats the idea of calling on nato for reinforcement and protect. turkey admits one of its f. four military jets was shot down by damascus after flying over syria's airspace and cora 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 says 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 while it's a concerted 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 from syrian territory on
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to 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 do not the wars 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. . so we have this hour the pain in spain madrid the wrongs by move on to government projects with the public accusing the government of making people pay of fifth grade dad with bad health and education. a confectionery moderates a former convict and the bad guy from style balls a rundown of ukrainian presidential candidates is something of a mixed bind there are less than twenty four hours left for both who want to run for the top job to submit bapi occasions. looks now at some of the options for the ukrainian people. the race is on and the line up for the top job is secure e s one every candidate carries the promise of a very different future for ukraine and each has a pretty dubious record. here's
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you need to shine cold appealing to the audience on idolatry fresh out of prison where serve up to half years for embezzlement to me right here my dearest i dreamed of seeing your eyes i dreamed of feeling the strength you show. she has been the queen of ukrainian politics since the early two thousand and claims to have what it takes to lead the nation and fight injustice but a leaked phone conversation casts doubt over what justice is in the opinion of mrs tymoshenko what or who is very well for her. performance in general who is a very. good your thousands of us in the room and also got over very sensitive to any career i mean. really mcchrystal elected that i'm a lot of water. and then there's me two dollars the leader of the list right sector party the main
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fighting force in all bloody contemporary these guys how little of it i for a you integration and have introduced a whole new standard in power politics. last but certainly not least is darth vader yet you heard that right the dark says the lord has won primaries on the ballot are you crazy internet party promises to turn the country into limp pirate restoring its old glory the dark lord is impersonated by the deputy head of the internet party and is especially popular with a younger audience although the electoral commission has not confirmed his candidacy so it may never be known whether you too can be turned into you know votes well these are just some of the options really brilliant people and a good look at any of them suggests there is no easy choice in deciding who can get the country out of crisis. r.t. . meanwhile about
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a thousand pro russian accidents are running in the eastern ukrainian city of donetsk they're demanding their region be given the right to tell the time a nation these are the latest pictures from the demonstration for you to say was that signal won and clashes two weeks ago between supporters of the new leadership in kiev and those in favor of independence. this week the ukrainian parliament was besieged for three days by radical far right protesters. but. on thursday night nearly two thousand ultra nationalists trying to storm the parliament building demanding the with simply appointed interior minister be removed from the job the protesters were angry over the killing a one of their leaders alexander was each car will show up dead in the west of the country on tuesday kiev claims he was killed while resisting arrest but so was his assist it was a targeted assassination conducted by ukraine's security services the rise of new
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notices on radicals within ukraine's current government is deeply alarming that's the view of greg o'keefe a from the german left body. nice completion for the real fascists in the ukrainian government they are currently in leading positions they hold such top positions as the vice prime minister the defense minister the minister of agriculture and the environment minister as well as the head of the security committee that of course there are democratic forces in the government of the fascists have never given up the power they have gotten hold of i don't understand how europe can sign any agreements with them it's a provocation. europe is changing its tune toward the right sex with foreign policy chief catherine ashton denouncing the radical group chicken down as the group's violence and attempts to pressure the government and international relations expert marks libata believes that brussels admission of the extremist threat is long overdue you the western governments and the western press have been engaged in
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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 going so far as the clear 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 downright porch right now they are seen as no longer useful 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. so far they're not going anywhere the right sector group is alive and well and even openly driving stolen cars on their facebook page the group has more or less confirmed that during this time of revolution they cannot afford to buy cars but their leader dimitri
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yarosh has to be protected of course and a luxury bullet proof chevrolet taken from the former president's motorcade is just the thing and after the break we'll take a look at president obama's own ye of developments in ukraine and the havoc it's caused in the online community just a little. the . economic down in the final. days. and the rest look like it's going to be a little every week. you
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know the watching that we can all see international welcome back this week barack obama insisted moskos a unification with crimea is one of us and america's invasion of iraq he also
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denies the us or europe influence the recent ukrainian crude describing it as a triumph of democracy he is going to take on takes a look at the inconsistences prompted white house. in president obama's view while protesters at my dung did have a right to overthrow a democratically elected leader each of us has the right to live as we choose the people of crimea did not have the right to vote on their future together we've condemned russia's invasion of ukraine and rejected the legitimacy of the crimean referendum according to president obama the u.s. was a mere observer to the revolution in kiev make no mistake neither the united states nor europe has any interest in controlling ukraine one wonders if u.s. officials got the same message when they descended on the streets of kiev to cheer on the revolution and when members of the obama administration were deciding in private who should be in the ukrainian government and who should not i don't think
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leetch should go into the government i don't think it's necessary i don't think it's a good idea in terms of they're not going into the government just let him sort of stay out in doofus trickle hallmark and stuff president obama suggested what the u.s. did to iraq was not as bad as quine near joining russia we did not claim or annex iraq's territory we did not grab its resources for our own name. instead we ended our war. and left iraq to its people and they fully sovereign iraqi state. that can make decisions about its own future a million iraqis died according to the united nations five million were made into refugees a country was ripped apart five thousand americans died tens of thousands had life changing injuries can you compare that what happened in iraq to what happened in crimea in the last two weeks president obama has failed to mention that the u.s. left in iraq which was becoming a safe haven for al qaida al qaida that was not there before the u.s.
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invasion the president then brought up costs of zero and why it could not in his opinion serve as a precedent for crimea and they'd only intervened after the people of kosovo were systematically brutalized and killed for years but he did not specify how the u.s. intervened it bypassed the un security council and bombed the former yugoslavia for two and a half months killing almost five hundred civilians serbia's capital belgrade still bears the scars of that intervention we are confronted with the belief among some that bigger nations can bully smaller ones to get their way. that recycled maxim that might somehow makes right we the american people each time we have a new generation it's sent to fight another war there's no country that has a similar record of militarism intervention so for the united states as well now big countries can't bully small countries that be allies their own record and certainly the record of the other nato powers in his speech president obama has
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glossed over some of the most controversial pages in u.s. foreign policy and by doing that he seems to have further highlighted the double standards in how the u.s. is upholding international law and norms in washington i'm going to check on. president obama insisted no parlous should be drawn with kosovo's independence and crimea but said in his story and the bush mileage told is the launch of flu in that argument kosovo only left serbia after a referendum was organized not outside the boundaries of international law but in careful cooperation with the united nations and with kosovo's neighbors. none of that even came close to happening in crimea i honestly don't know what was president i was talking about there was never such a referendum it never took place it didn't exist nobody least of all president obama's pretending that he writes his own speeches it was definitely a speech traitor who made this mistake. by the problem is that true is doing the
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fact checking at the white house obviously somebody screwed up it's entirely possible that somebody in a suit the not existence referendum in kosovo in the referendum in montenegro that took place in two thousand and six if dad's the referendum that they were referring to first of all it's it's just baffling that they can't tell apart cause law not to make their own secondly that's not exactly a paragon of democracy and international law either obviously you can't make informed decisions if you don't have the information if you're living in some sort of internal virtual world in which the facts are whatever the hell you say they are so we have to start asking ourselves who is it writing president obama's speeches who is addressing presidents and president obama's policy and what are the agendas of these people to people that we don't see. some points to an independence referendum in kosovo back in one thousand nine hundred one which washington didn't recognize it and that hated debate on drug obama's controversial statements on our web site and he's head of social media i have
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a cross he now explains. but our goal is bogus kossovo history rewrite in brussels sort of a social media firestorm remember this is from the people who told you russians shot first in crimea the u.s. president's moral grandstanding left twitter buzzing especially after glossing over the million dead in iraq and his incredible claim that the big boys can't bully the internet basically called bull see how on r.t. dot com. and online for you the country the spy agency can infiltrate any computer worldwide has leaked cyber defenses of its own head to r.t. dot com to find out what plans chuck hagel is hatching pointed to six thousand signed the professionals and a boost to the pentagon's cyber security. bill so that i one of the suspected boston marathon bombings was approached by the f.b.i. shortly before the tragedy with some suggestions find out what they watch online.
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right to see. her street. and i would think that your. recorders would. be in the. bay spanish capital was engulfed by a fresh round of projects again spending cuts and unemployment this week a journalist from she's a video agency ironically who was covering down west was a target by riot police and the trade. i. thank you very much. it was filming the loss of dignity one bottle welding offices pushed him to the ground zero to him and he was terrified for taxes of all wages he is the
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government of making that. let me do it again the zero until seventy protests is of wages accuse the government of making them pay all the state debt with health and education going off sent us this report from the spanish capital. marchers and citizens peaceful and peaceful it was a busy week of protests in spain which kicked off with a march of dignity in madrid. the gulf isn't distributed equally banks have been rescued while we the working class have to pay. scores again just to the streets to demonstrate against unemployment public debt and cuts piled up on more cuts despite violence and arrests during a similar rally last weekend and government claims unemployment is down and the economy's up and are fooling no one here. will be able to talk about any sort of improvement only after we see move jobs created funding in new enterprises and
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small business right now with still far from even talking about coming out of the crisis. but if one employment in spain officially stands at twenty six percent the youth jobless rate is over twice that number of poor work conditions the rise of university fees and overcrowded classrooms we cannot take it anymore. student anger fills the streets in the second half of the week at one point fifty activists were arrested while demanding the resignation of the education minister after occupying the dean's office at madrid university. starting from now on all the way to next year we should expect all groups of society to become much more active the spanish governor. it's policies are crucial to workers pensioners students and everyone dependent on the state. finally we crept up with more into government demonstrations this time in barcelona. obviously a protest or something new for spain what we're seeing now is that more people from
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different parts of the spanish society are taking to the streets from the unemployed to those with a job from pensioners to students and many were hoping that last year's promises from the government that the economy would improve would come true but so far it seems they remain just that promises to go because of our reporting from madrid and staying in spain where a dream for catalonia is a dilemma for madrid spanish charges of fraud and tuesday that be planned independence referendum in catalonia show jewel for next autumn is illegal however people in the country's wealthiest region have to carry on with the vote regardless and an arc from the european partnership for independence believes madrid can only win by not letting the ballot happen it's not that actually a situation that it's only recalled nice by the citizenship but also in catalonia there is an absolute absolute majority in the catalan parliament of members that in
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favor of this referendum the reason why the spanish state uses all of the make of these two to avoid democracies the practice of them obviously is because they know that that is the stopping the referendum is the only way they have to stop the problem the depth of the of catalonia. european secession fever has also reached sardinia the images here raney an island is now also seeking a split from rome following and an official referendum in venice that saw the majority vote for independence some campaigners even want to become part of switzerland and hundred cories one of those spearheading the movement explains to us why. we don't trust the. system anymore that is proved to be effective into solving the problems of the country we see beyond any reasonable doubt of course we're not blaming. the shows but the system itself
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cause for independence are getting stronger and louder across the european union but when it was formally established back in the nineteenth in the ninety's many leaders dreamt of greater centralization easily as prime minister at the time that the e.u. would become a single political and economic body a position echoed by the then german chancellor and standing up to the u.s. was also one of the arguments used but now these dreams are overshadowed by grim economic prospects and a lack of fiscal unity let's now take a look at the whole birds of the separatism across the blog so as we said the it's not in regions of sardinia and then add to our getting to break from rome in belgium the separatist movement in flanders has long been an issue the u.k. has its own problems with the scottish independence referendum looming a base year and finally in spain the long running independence movements in catalonia and the basque country are as strong as ever let's now hear from careers
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are once again about why have things their idea of a united europe has lost its appeal for many. everyone in europe was thrilled when the european union started and it's still very good belonging to europe as a whole it was a very exciting historical moment and a big achievement but those feelings certain have changed for many something went wrong and there are deep discrepancies between countries that we want to europe to make lots of people unhappy in sardinia has always said a strong attitude towards independence and we think we could let that attitude express itself with the final goal of risk reconstructing from scratch a new political and administration good system. we are now and is developing that feeling it's about time we belong to ourselves. president obama left out some key issues when he met the saudi king and they were back to tell you more about that in
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about fifteen minutes up next that if venture capital with katie. in an unofficial no 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 brussels does it and 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 venice to become truly independent would come at
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a very high price dumping the euro saying goodbye to nato and dealing with being surrounded on all sides by the e.u. 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.
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it was. my. fault and spent capital on two weeks of intense negotiations ukraine look at the long awaited. russian banking call to you have to outlay reaches the record great now we just got the rest of the energy that just sanctions but us ukraine will finally receive the eighteen billion dollars and i.m.f. loans over the next two years but no money will not be given unless kiev take steps
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to cut corruption kiev will also be expected to unfold halt the measures but with these cuts comes sacrifices including a fifty percent rise in heating costs as we know ukraine has always struggled to pay for its energy bills even with discounts from russia an expected fifty percent drop in pensions so for the elderly that means higher utility bills and less money to pay them with a seventy percent drop in wages for public sector workers including doctors and teachers so let's discuss this loan and what it means for the ukraine economy now with better areas for business new europe him. so relief the ukraine then. gets an. immediate in the short term i mean that he needs the money they have a hard currency reserves to fall into next to nothing and so they're facing you know devaluation into folds so the first charge when they get it will be
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a massive relief going forward the trouble is the amount of money put on the table by the i.m.f. is not going to be enough to meet their outgoings so they're going to be in sort of a desperate situation going forward for the next couple of years how much would they need well the i.m.f. to was announced as between fourteen and eighteen billion yes but that's paid out over two years now if you add in all the other bits and pieces offered by the e.u. and the americans and the japanese it comes up to a total of twenty billion which is ten billion a year yeah but then just the redemptions this year are going to be eight billion and then you add into that the deficit which is going to another seven billion and very quickly you get up to a total bill for this year for gas and deficit of around twenty billion in other words what is being offered is half of what they need and question remains is how are they going to finance the budgets how are they going to replenish the currency reserves to shore up the greater so we're looking at an economic decline of at
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least three percent the prime minister said possibly ten percent we've got inflation is going to run a twelve fourteen percent it's an economic nightmare yeah and you need a lot more money to stabilize the situation and talking about bills do you think russia will get back about three billion men because presumably that's why the i.m.f. of paying out this money said that ukraine can't pay its bills one of the ironies of this rescue package is the bulk of this ten billion that they should get this year is going to end up in russian coffers it's going to go towards repaying their obligations which includes three billion dollars russian bonds yeah and also for the gas price yeah and the ukraine is obliged to be paid three billion. dollars because the money was issued on the irish stock exchange in the form of euro bonds so because if they did they get graded as a default of europe on and all their rates would go shooting up and making strongly difficult for them to borrow internationally which they're going to have to talk
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about borrowing internationally do you think image wise say the damage has already been done in terms of ukraine paying back its bills. so i think as we go into it people are starting already you know this week to wake up to you know the really appalling state the economy is in and it's going to make their life very very difficult because as i say they're going to need to raise money elsewhere in order to get through this year next year and that's already going to be hard let's talk about austerity that if we're going to talk about hardship there's some pretty tough task ahead isn't bad pleading for wages pensioners gas increases. it's going to be tough right dude i mean you know the irony here is that the modern process is rushed into the arms of europe because they see that as a promise of a better life and in the long term i'm sure you do is a better life because you know democracy and transparency and rule of law do lead
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to greater prosperity but in the short term it's actually going to be the other side of the european deal which you see in the last few years which is austerity protests wage cuts pension cuts comparisons with grace a lot of this is growing exactly it's going to be greece is going to be cyprus and those populations are really struggling because the cost of getting the economy back into shape is extremely high and the poet people are going to pay for that are going to be the people not the i.m.f. got to believe that there is one business. u.s. president barack obama hinted at tougher economic sanctions against russia this week including the energy sector there's also. and talk between the u.s. and e.u. about making europe less dependent on russian gas mr obama continue to warn that the isolation will deepen sanctions will increase that was his was this out discuss
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this threat with constantine same with alpha devil doretta the national energy security. what damage could energy sector sanctions have on russia. the most difficult problem for us ease finance in the old. adage of projects yes in this case if united states. will try to press on the investment banks and ask them not to give money and not to invest money is to be good the russian average of projects yes say it's possible. to have some difficulties but the russia has a very simple ability to go to china and to ask one is in china and china is ready to pay for russian infrastructure projects we can remember for example is poor project to the pipeline from eastern c.b.s. the pacific ocean china gave
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a huge. bay man before they begin the for oil supply to china so that is why china is the religion and the second problem can be technology because now russia strive to begin the production of shale oil wealth on conventional oil and the result form technology is it will be very difficult to go to implement this project it will be very difficult to stop the production of unconventional oil in russia let's talk about another threat than all the us they all talking about potentially becoming a gas exports and delivering to europe now can you tell me in your professional opinion how feasible how realistic is. well i did the royal royal you know i think it will be. dangerous decision for united states to become the real exporter of ellen g. . because the situation is very simple not guess prices in the united states from
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head to fab they extreme achieve them much cheaper than the europe plan of course so seriously cheaper than that on asian markets and if united states all will really begin an expert of elegy it will see the increase in the gas prices inside united states it will be the end all for economical polisario for mr obama because mr obama speaking about her talking of full of factories from asia to united states and the main argument is she guessed because cheap gas means she put it through city even there will be no cheap gas you know there will be no cheap put it through cities but there will be no economic growth inside united states so that is why i absolutely assure that the now we can hear a lot of political in which you waited to slogans serious elegy exit from united states but the main aim for united states in my opinion is not to struggle with the rush of the main aim is to keep cheap gas and cheap electricity inside you not to
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say so that is why united states will not be the suicide spot of elegy us speaking about next decade i tape it what it was what it made the energy bills to europe that i said. you know if the united states will begin the next with a full in g. and these gas will be not for europe it will be a festival for asia and the reason is also very simple because now the gas price in the euro but not for elegy even for russian gas which is able to be more expensive is three hundred eighty four hundred dollars a barrel and solving quickly the gas prices in tokyo for. always more than seventy probably dollars so that is why of course if united states will begin that's what the food first of all this will be not for europe it will be for asia and that is why it's a serious mistake for europeans do we. see from united states constantine see thank
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you for your time today talking to us from a very sunny and all the windy moscow i thank you. times a corporate news now it's that time of year where people are thinking about booking that summer holidays that start with arafat's. ross's flagship carrier air force is now the second biggest airline in europe in terms of passenger volume according to the transport is almost twenty one million people around the globe and twenty t.v. this is the second year in a row the russian carrier has made europe's top five and now the c.e.o. is aiming for a top five stalls for revenue. and processed by continues its call again. for more fines losing their licenses this week so because i'm buying my mortgage invest bank and a good business so far twenty two banks have lost their licenses this year. part of
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this extensive knowledge to make russian buy a small reliable now according to forbes the three most reliable finds in russia are all foreign citibank dia bank and hate just b.c. topping the list with russia is buying a v.c. to be grappling with full and it right. now let's join tim cabaye because i've been discussing the fight out until as i mentioned made it into the top five for the most trustworthy banks in russia now last week tim you put your money into bt didn't you have are of ever rightly now let's just put this into context of the view is that every week you have your money whatever's left over from your original ten thousand u.s. dollars that you had three weeks ago you spawn the last week is b t b so what happened exactly last week we see. in the keep up the t.v. bike the only bike in russia that will give me a home loan too bad i'm too broke to afford the down payment but if you to be burnt believes in me and i believe in them and they paid off increasing by thirty three percent in one week so we're at thirteen and a half thousand dollars that is
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a very good area now i'm going to spin the wheel i'm going to see who are going to invest in this week interestingly enough felt rushed trying to central bank has had a little war against bad and shady lenders need to be bank is a reliable lender but it's a loss far they've cancelled twenty two licenses of other lenders and here we have dixie dixie just two weeks ago had awesome results what is dixie is russia's third largest retailer of food and because people always need food it is always reliable to bet on dixie maniac lay people are going to a actually i tell you the stakes here originated mike's it is a caveat here because it was a kiddies choice and what i did very well with us this is also a good test because a two weeks ago it went way up yet and i have but know that in a magic of the wheel and the game date i'm looking forward to that when i did mention i was on a detox as well and i spoke about to say that last said well i thought i'd die but anyway hope that's not the best of out so that one looking forward to seeing how it
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performs for a second time good luck on the next detox i take your chick all right tim cabaye catalog if i'm not the only good time paula thank you very much indeed for quoting all three of wakes up old we have a right but life. and
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there now no more all. on face are. right on the scene. first trip to mars and i putting pictures. on a reformist twitter. on instagram. could be a mole. on the bottom. welcome to the fun siberian. what are the places you never go to.
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fun. things you never do. experience you'll never get. the surprise you will. this is the we can all see international let's move on now there ripple effects of sectarian tensions in the middle east are being felt far outside the region as far
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away as buckinghamshire in the u.k. where is a growing divide between shia and sunni muslims aussie's point a boycott explained. it has according to the u.k.'s most senior muslim politician become a deep and dangerous problem in britain but it first sight you wouldn't think islamic sectarianism would affect this quaint corner of buckinghamshire behind these gates is the alamo has seen mosque and its share in mom shape b. has been accused of making deeply offensive remarks about a rival sony sect have even operate says very own u.k. licensed satellite t.v. channel from this location transmitting his views not just to this village but across the globe. if the baby is not born a sheer the devil will stick his finger out and he will become a sort of mist. this mosque is just one example of the growing divisions between
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british muslims last summer a sunni cleric who has called for jihad in syria and who accuses shias of kidnapping cooking and skinning children was billed to speak at a conference at a mosque here in west london shia and sunni muslims belong to two major denominations of islam roughly eighty percent of the u.k.'s three million muslims are sunni the remaining twenty percent shia sectarianism is one of the biggest threats facing the missing community in britain at the moment it's something that the community itself when you speak to them are increasingly concerned that it could take effect ten tensions could be on the rise i owe it maybe three thousand miles away but experts say the civil war in syria has made its mark on british muslims i think in the u.k. we have an issue with. being backed into
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a corner because of the syria crisis that we began to be understood. and the sunni majority has failed you know. in may two thousand and thirteen extremist preacher anjem choudary led the first muslim sectarian protest on british streets the march was staged supposedly in opposition to the syrian government and supportive of the syrian people but it became clear fairly on tapes had a second it and that was in nature that they actually and so. we believe that's just sectarian violence because it embrace the muslim council of britain a coalition of muslim organizations across the theological spectrum condemned the protest but satellite broadcasts of preachers from around the globe as well as the proliferation of you tube and twitter has meant that
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a dose of sectarian hatred is always just one click away more and more muslim mothers coming feedback to us in terms of the online the hatred based online that their children are accessing the words releasing that she is too. dangerous there is monitoring the situation say it's time to recognize that just like in the middle east interest faith tensions do exist and it's important to tackle them before they start to bubble up. london. sensitive issue of human rights was left unspoken during president obama's visit to saudi arabia this week as he reassured washington's long term ally of its continued support the u.s. has so far remained dass to the asylum pleas of a former saudi diplomat who's facing execution after coming out as gay homosexual acts in saudi arabia can carry the death sentence among other three worse offenses
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in the country posting criticism of the government on twitter or other social networks. this month two saudis received lengthy prison sentences for doing just that and a human rights watch is concerned about the state of affairs in the gulf kingdom these sunni monarchy has a zero tolerance policy on other faiths which can mean jail time for non muslims and even the shias and once they're behind bars they're likely to feel the full force of the shari'a law saudi arabia enforces a rigid rules of conduct for women who are by and from traveling alone driving or talking to male relatives and they die right situation is unlikely to change anytime soon that's according to an international law professor at washington's georgetown university. the saudi is not admittedly it's not. democratic country democratic institutions and whatever and the way they plan on
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any kind of dissidents even. violent beautiful beautiful little i don't think the saudi. form of government is going to try and overnight from an authoritarian regime to a democracy i doubt this is going to happen. now some other global news in brief for you this hour in the british town of picher several hundred protesters it's wrong to the streets and to muslim march the demonstration was called in the wake of a case which sold five men convicted of grooming a child for sex banas claimed eighty percent of cases involving children being groomed for sex in the u.k. are carried out by muslims. the french are heading to the polling stations today in a second round of local elections success for the far right national front in the first phase last week it led to the socialist bloc to call on voters to case their
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ballots to anyone but the national it's a record low turnout and the success of the national front being put down to the sinking popularity of president francois. nationwide protests in venezuela have claimed another two victims one man was killed in a long one at home made more sharply on. the setting of died after being heard by a support group that officials now say at least thirty nine have died in the rest thousands on the streets running against president under as apparent inability to taco high crime rates and economic problems. after months of rioting and flaming barricades and ukraine's capital acts of missing kids in bottled independence square have turned to peace quite literally putting down roots merino cos we run our report.
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all right. and that's exactly what these people are doing standing up for their right to do whatever they want in this case plants vegetables. well that's what we decided to plan different venture bills here in this garden parsley garlic different kinds of greens my down will continue for a while so this vegetable petrus will be helpful. for months on and these my down activists have substituted sticks for celery everyone needs food there's no doubt about it but won't pull their crops achieve our growth i think it's a nice project the garden stands for virgin in your lives for the future for better days to come so i think it's not a bad ideas. of course it's not bad if you're on the form not in the center of kiev they already got what they were fighting for yet they are still there and are now getting more subtle than ever. that wouldn't. be where building
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a small church here where also planning to organize a dance floor we want to have only hundred to look down from there in feel joy seeing what we think about them here we've got plenty of plants we're not going to bend and this place will come over and look after it because it is our history. and thanks to them it will also contain parsley garlic and onions but people there don't seem to mind skipper work to hang out on the streets. but you know if this cucumber plantation can offer at least a limited supply of food it's granted where to go they can do whatever they want that's actually part of the problem that no one knows what will spring up next meanwhile their country is sinking deeper and deeper into debt and what you should do with it hurts to witness our beautiful key of in this condition it's time to clear the mess but we're still facing trouble that won't go away so this standoff will continue for
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a long. time until power is taken by people who know how to resolve this political crisis. well while they wait so at least they know where they can go to get some food once the international monetary fund slashes their pensions and hikes up their bills. artsy. in about five minutes time with the main headlines from the past week as well as other news from around the globe. largest consumer of the season i take with me in the country is the federal government to simply say property of the united states government plug this the united states number demijohn it was done public has to realize you can't just buy . your own just throw it away this is a problem for instance belongs to the united states environmental protection agency i found this on a dump site here this year it's not
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a waste of close enough to produce of these little i have to should be able to collect these though i believe that this should be responsible for their products from cradle to grave. fatal from mexico department of mental health from purdue will suck to merge from the corporate or it also belongs to the washington metro area transit authority properties of a dentist aids page trend and trademark office. dramas that can't be ignored to. stories others through a few posts in the interests of. food since changing the world light snack. food picture of today's. politicians from around the globe.
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outrage on shock walled wide as a court condemns over five hundred defendants to death in the biggest punishment in modern history also this week. must be seen as an opportunity for us. red faced conversation between top security officials suggesting bad planning a fake tonkin fight syria to give them a reason to intervene. the behavior of ukraine's hardline right sector group finally catches the attention of brussels with the e.u.'s foreign policy chief denouncing the radicals up to months of laying them down. we ended the war. and left iraq to its people
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a million iraqis died according to the united nations five million. well made into refugees a country was ripped apart barack obama's defense of the iraq invasion in comparison to russia's actions in crimea leads to criticism which take a closer look at the u.s. president's speech in brussels and is consistent says. the latest news and the week's top stories we're watching the weekly on ass international with me you know. and welcome to the program. this week and egypt a single court decision condemned over five hundred people to death the sentence was punishment for burning a police station killing one police officer and disrupting public order then precedented verdict triggered mass protests and an outcry from human rights groups across the globe and at the u.n.
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the number of death sentences recently handed down in egypt has now topped that of hosni mubarak during the last years of his of all the former egyptian president was arrested during the revolution of twenty eleven in the three years that followed neither the military nor the next president mohammed morsi ordered as many executions until now as the honest steps up its efforts to and unrest in the wake of morsi being removed from power last summer when he was overthrown in the new authorities began targeting the ousted leaders muslim brotherhood party after being met with fierce resistance the military escalated the club down with more than six hundred lives lost during raids on august the fourteenth alone the following month the muslim brotherhood was banned and public protests severely restricted the group was declared a terrorist organization and a constitutional referendum was held across the country which brings us to this wednesday when the same general that ousted mohamed morsi declared he would run for
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president which he's expected to win easily egypt was one of the first countries to be engulfed by the arab spring but now appears to be back way it was before the uprising and she's an associate looks at the false. uprisings abroad getting equated with the promise of a better future and hailed as true democracy the democratic. structure across the middle east sure called arab spring so determination through coups and regime change often hailed by washington as an honest way to move forward for the united states supporting democratic transitions is not a matter. of idealism it is a strategic necessity redefining the word democracy to democracy is a government that we like that she courts our house and if it doesn't a little knowledge are preserved and you can overthrow it in egypt swept by
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revolution and coup almost five hundred thirty supporters of the ousted morsi regime get sentenced to death as the military takes over these staggering numbers reminiscent of medieval times the only alternative it would seem to despotism is a form of islamic democracy and the people are paying with their lives and with their security in order to go to see the rights are respected few would argue that the voice of the people is essential to a legitimate democratic process but the same applies to an officially elected government whose are arguably becoming increasingly accepted as a way to quickly impose change may bring about a swift era of reform in the short term without building a stable government system that can create a strong and truly democratic future which can eventually backfire and r.t. washington d.c. . we're getting reports at least six people have been killed in turkey as municipal elections turned violent there sparking clashes between supporters and opponents of
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the ruling party meanwhile the turkish government is busy with damage control after an embarrassing leak suggested its been planning a false flag attack which would justify military intervention in syria and investigation has been launched into that leaked tape but pausing to be a top officials discussing a possible justification for invasion infuriated by the exposure of prime minister at a one has already achieved to be shot down the signed with an equal share had. you know you've got a prime ministers that encourage conjuncture and this attack must be seen as an opportunity for us. i'll send four men from syria this is what it takes i'll make up the course for by ordering a missile attack on turkey beneficials i were talking about a possible attack on the tomb of sort of mind shock attacks monument in northern syria it's permanently guarded by turkish soldiers and i'm correct has previously threatened to retire eight against any assault on the site any conflict involving
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turkey could lead to a full blown intervention in syria involving nato and antiwar activists believe many western governments would welcome that. if in fact there was a faction of forces that were looking choreographic asian it would also wind up with forces in the united states and also in europe who are increasingly more like you would like to see more of a of a 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 see where it is calling for a un probe and to take his alleged plans for a false flag attack on karada has consistently trying to rally nato against syria looking for causes for a possible invasion. has been keeping track of the town 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
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forces fired across the border at refugees and floats the idea of calling on nato for reinforcement and protection. turkey admits one of its f four military jets was shot down by damascus after flying over syria's airspace and cora 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 concern of policy on the part of the north atlantic treaty organization nato
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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 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 the wars 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 and 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
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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. . still ahead for you this hour the pain in spain madrid as a move by move on to government says that the public accusing the government of making people pay all of the stave dent was bad health and education. a confectionery magnate a former convict and the bad guy from star wars they ran down of ukrainian presidential candidates is something of a mixed bag there are less than twenty four hours left for those who want to run for the top job to submit battle occasions she's a rino going to looks out some of the options for the ukrainian people the race is on and the line up for the top job is a curious one every candidate carries the promise of a very different future for ukraine and each has a pretty dubious record. to
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go appealing to the audience on my dog fresh out of prison where serve two and a half years for embezzled. right here my dearest i dreamed of seeing your eyes i dreamed of feeling the strength of your show. she has been the queen of ukrainian politics since the early two thousand and claims to have what it takes to lead the nation and fight injustice but a leaked phone conversation cast doubt over what justice is in the opinion of mrs tymoshenko whose very well for her. performance we can all use a really. good year as the sources of us to normalcy sort of promises that it already agreed i mean who are really mcchrystal which is that i'm a lot. i.
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and then there's me two dollars the leader of the last list right sector party the main fighting force in who got in february these guys have little occupied for a year integration and have introduced a whole new standard in power politics. last but certainly not least is darth vader yet you heard that right the dark says the lord has won primaries on the ballot are you crazy internet party promises to turn the country into limp higher restoring its or more of the dark lord is impersonated by the deputy head of the internet party and is especially popular with a younger audience although the electoral commission has not confirmed his candidacy so it may never be known whether you too can be turned into your votes well these are just some of the options really brilliant people and a good look at any of them suggests there is no easy choice in deciding who can get
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the country out of crisis. r.t. . meanwhile about a thousand pro russian acts are it's our running in the eastern ukrainian city of donetsk they're demanding their region big given the right to self-determination these are the latest pictures on the demonstration for you the city was the scene of violent clashes two weeks ago between supporters of the new leadership in kiev and does in favor of independence. and this week the ukrainian parliament was besieged for three days by a radical far right protested. a thursday night nearly two thousand owner nationalists tried to storm the parliament building demanding the recently appointed interior minister be removed from the job the protesters were angry over the killing a one of their leaders alexander. he was shot dead in the west of the country on tuesday of claims he was killed while resisting arrest but sources insist it was a targeted assassination conducted by ukraine security services and the rise of new
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notes is on the radicals within ukraine's current government is deeply alarming grego casey from the john the left posse. guys could push to push is the real fascists in the ukrainian government they are currently in leading positions they hold such top positions as the vice prime minister the defense minister the minister of agriculture and the environment minister as well as the head of the security committee of course there are democratic forces in the government before have never given up the power they have gotten hold of i don't understand how europe can sign any agreements with them it's a provocation. meanwhile europe is changing its tune towards the right sex with foreign policy chief catherine ashton denouncing the radical group she condemns the group's violence and attempts to pressure the government and international relations expert moxley botha believes that brussels admission of the extremist
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threat is a long. 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 going so far as the clear 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 of putsch right now they are seen as no longer useful 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 push regime in using force to send them away so far they don't go anywhere the right sector group is alive and well and even openly driving stolen cars on their facebook page the group has more or less confirmed that during the
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time of revolution they can't afford to buy cars but their leader dimitri yarosh has to be protected of course and a luxury bullet proof chevrolet taken from the former president's motorcade is just the same. after the break we'll take a look at president obama's own view of developments in ukraine and they have a it's called in the online community to stay with us for that. alice.
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her stand on the world lead nato. say sorry. welcome bond this is that we can all see international this week barack obama insisted most reunification with crimea is one less than america's invasion of iraq
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he also denies the you honestly europe influence the recent ukrainian crew describing it as a triumph of democracy and then chicken takes a look at the inconsistences from the white house. in president obama's view while protesters at my dung did have a right to overthrow a democratically elected leader each of us has the right to live as we choose the people of crimea did not have the right to vote on their future together we've condemned russia's invasion of ukraine and rejected the legitimacy of the crimean referendum according to president obama the u.s. was a mere observer to the revolution in kiev make no mistake neither the united states nor europe has any interest in controlling ukraine one wonders if u.s. officials got the same message when they descended on the streets of kiev to cheer on the revolution and when members of the obama administration were deciding in
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private who should be in the ukrainian government and who should not i don't think leetch should go into the government i don't think it's necessary i don't think it's a good idea in terms of they're not going into the government just let him sort of stay out in doofus trickle hallmark and stuff president obama suggested what the u.s. did to iraq was not as bad as quine needed joining russia we did not claim or enix iraq's territory we did not grab its resources for our own name instead we ended our war. and left iraq to its people and they fully sovereign iraqi state. that can make decisions about its own future a million iraqis died according to the united nations five million were made into refugees a country was ripped apart five thousand americans died tens of thousands had life changing injuries can you compare that what happened in iraq to what happened in crimea in the last two weeks president obama has failed to mention that the u.s. left in iraq which was becoming
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a safe haven for al qaida al qaida that was not there before the u.s. invasion the president then brought up costs of zero and why it could not in his opinion serve as a precedent for crimea they don't only intervene after the people of kosovo were systematically brutalized and killed for years but he did not specify how the u.s. intervened it bypassed the un security council and bombed the former yugoslavia for two and a half months killing almost five hundred civilians serbia's capital belgrade still bears the scars of that intervention we are confronted with the belief among some that bigger nations can bully smaller ones to get their way. that recycled maxim that might somehow makes right we have the american people each time we have a new generation it's sent to fight another war there's no country that has a similar record of militarism intervention so for the united states as well now big countries can't bully small countries that realize their own record and
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certainly the record of the other nato powers in his speech president obama has glossed over some of the most controversial pages in u.s. foreign policy and by doing that he seems to have further highlighted the double standards in how the u.s. is upholding international law and norms in washington i'm going to check on. online for you the country whose spy agency can infiltrate any computer worldwide as the cyber defenses of its own to com to find out what plans chuck hagel is hatching for an additional six thousand signed up professionals and a boost to the pentagon's cyber security. and also bad one of the suspected boston marathon bombers was approached by the f.b.i. shortly before the tragedy with some suggestions find out what they were on line. the spanish capital was engulfed by a fresh round of precious again spending counts and unemployment this week
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a journalist from agents who wrongfully was convening covering rather be undressed was attended by riot police in winter it. i'm thinking that he was filming the launch of dignity one small welding offices pushed him to the ground and paid him until starr was a protest as of all ages accuse the government of making them pay all of the state dad with their own health and education. centers this report from the spanish capital. marchers and sit ins peaceful and not so peaceful it was a busy week of protests in spain which kicked off with a march of dignity in madrid. the wealth isn't distributed equally banks have been rescued while we the working class have to pay. scores again took to the streets to demonstrate against unemployment public debt and cuts piled up on more cuts despite violence and arrests during
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a similar rally last weekend and government claims unemployment is down and the economy's up they are fooling no one here. will be able to talk about any sort of improvement only after we see more jobs created funding and event surprises in small business right now we're still far from even talking about coming out of the crisis. but if one employment in spain officially stands at twenty six percent the youth jobless rate is over twice that number of poor work conditions the rise of university fees and overcrowded classrooms we cannot take it anymore. student anger filled the streets in the second half of the week at one point fifty activists were arrested while demanding the resignation of the education minister after occupying the dean's office at madrid university. starting from now on all the way to next year we should expect all groups of society to become much more active the spanish government's policies are crucial to workers pensioners students
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and everyone dependent on the state budget. finally the week wrapped up with more antigovernment their wants ration. this storm in barcelona. obviously brought us or something new for spain what we're seeing now is that more people from different parts of the spanish society are taking to the streets from the unemployed to those with a job from pensioners to students and many were hoping that last year's promises from the government that the economy would improve would come true but so far it seems they remain just that promises to go because of our reporting from madrid. and staying in spain where dream for catalonia is a dilemma from a trade spanish judges ruled on tuesday that be planned independence referendum in catalonia shadrack for next autumn is illegal however people in the country's wealthiest region have to carry on with the vote regardless and an arc from the european partnership for independence believes madrid can only win by not letting the ballot happen it's not that actually
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a situation that it's only nice by the citizenship but also in catalonia there is an actual absolute majority in the catalan parliament of members in favor of this referendum the reason why the spanish state uses all of the makeup of these two to avoid democracies the practice of democracy is because they know that that is the stopping the referendum is the only way they have to stop the problem of the death of the of catalonia. european secession fever has also reached sardinia remitted who raney an island is now also seeking a split from rome following an unofficial referendum in venice that saw the majority of vote for independence some campaigners even want to become part of switzerland and hundred cories one of those spearheading the movement explain to us why. we don't trust political and i mean assertive system anymore that has
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proved it to be effective into solving the problems of the country we see beyond any reasonable doubt of course we're not blaming. the shows but the system itself. now it's not a global news and bring in the british town of peaches several hundred protesters throng this train going on to muslim march the desperation was called in the wake of the case which made conviction to grooming a few mild for sex violence claimed eighty percent of cases involving children being groomed for sex in the u.k. carried out by. weeks of nationwide crush us in venezuela has claimed another two victims one man was killed in a blast when a homemade movie. the second died after being hunted by a support cable snapped officials now say at least a fashion nine have died and then rest thousands are on the streets running against
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president winters apparent inability to tackle high crime rates and economic problems. up next to the wall memories haunting serbia fifteen years after nato has bombs found in our exclusive documentary line. a group called the representation project to spreading the word with a viral you tube video that the most destructive thing you could see the young boy the americas and everything as he would be 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 did. want to work the land because it hurts their hands or would be willing to fight an invading army because they might
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get hurt themselves or if 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 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 dad i'm sorry representation project but you are dead wrong but that's just my opinion. well come to that xan siberian. what are the places you never go to. fun. things
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you never do. experience you'll never again. be surprised. now right.
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one bombing started we used to come here a lot i used to come here a lot of my friends and there were a lot of people here gathering every night and we would just sit here and watch our city burning plane. sometimes these bombs they look like fireworks there are so many of them. were out in the again market. there's a hospital over there which was also wrong and the joint staff and i went to resample death toll building over there it was bombed so we could see right through it is quite close to this place where you stand now which is the historical site of serbia to a major european city was being bombed right in the heart of the city so hard for me to imagine that so few americans knew what was going on but even now fifteen years on i don't think many americans could point out where serbia is on the map or
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answer why we bombed you down there pretty quickly because we're trying to throw on our for thirty dollars today our armed forces joined our nato allies in airstrikes against serbian forces. that we don't. want to. my name is an isa i'm an american journalist in one thousand nine hundred nine i was sixteen a junior in high school studying theater and i was completely oblivious to the fact that a country in the center of europe was being bombed for almost three months my name is yelena i'm a serbian journalist in one thousand nine hundred nine i was eighteen and i was a student in belgrade university poetry months later bombs became part of my everyday life.
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it's been fifteen years i've been doing a lot of reading and i came here it's about great to try to understand as much as possible what people the people went through not the government not the politics but. the casualty i'm going to introduce you to some people. they will help you understand that because i'm sure that at the time for you is not more than two days of breaking news. right now. we must act now to a call to take out slobodan milosevic nato began a massive bombing campaign we will provide that knockout blow to let your reaction
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the old gung ho bomb bomb bomb it has attacked a sovereign state waves of planes are taking off major cruise missiles landed in serbia it will all start again tomorrow night. this is an insult high in a few years my name is even and i threw to you she's my best friend and she's been in my house the night of the bomb. we're together with my sister and with my mom. and i remember it so all of the women were in the house and four of us i think there are three then we heard a life some kind of fall arms. what
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did you do when you heard the hit on home i don't know we trivia was to. all right think it was my mom's i could hear about it the kids she was the fact the kids like we were not kids anymore like eighteen year university student yeah university here is our first year of inner city. table and so mom said everybody knows what it was in thing it was like. there. it's love. yes my sister just got married. so we were together and when the bombing started we were at home we thought the it's not going to happen i remember the day before christmas yes he was talking to me she said the motions going to protect us. as i was passing by we learned things that we didn't know before
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so we all became some kind of experts i remember your brother he was all the time of the river just watching the bombs and he knew were like these planes coming empty. you know you could hear by the sound that the plane is with weapons on it or without but we knew all kind of weapons we knew war kind of bombs or kind of planes maybe an x. ray we all became experts. who had an agreement in the family that we wouldn't limit ourselves the movement of on our members of family i just remember the first night we agreed that we were always going to know where every one of us is but we would only mean more because if something happened nobody wants to biggest bills move to move to some other lives we didn't live so but i just didn't want to leave family and i home most people
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in that way they hear. it in going from bad to worse great night sky line i get hit by flames nato insisted it's strikes against yugoslavia would go on. i remember one night that i really went crazy because even we had an earthquake one day. it was everything we were saying come on and we had flood. what else would what allison is going from the ground is coming from the sky it's coming from everywhere and you would know you can hear the planes in your building shaking and you don't know what it is it was or you didn't know it was an earthquake and no one we found out later on but i remember me taking a blanket i thought it was somehow i just woke up and i took something to protect me it was a blanket you know you know they would protect her and i said ok that's enough i
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got to go and i threw the lady her way out of the house. during. the book used to look to see where both of the teachers i don't know how to explain it is like are we going to show her reality. birth mom month and a half it was very very difficult i remember her she was crying. she was recording years without any face expression just being me my mother couldn't comfort her. you cannot explain the muck to the window that nothing's going to happen to us she talks about very detached now and now but she was in some
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kind of shock. it's really hard for me to imagine what these girls went through i mean they laugh about it they talk about it like it was nothing really. and lead such similar lives because we're beating our daily lives and life goes on but we were living in such different worlds. so one month after the bombing started it made a ball and our state's television building. which is that one but just one part of the building and i know some people there were inside the third floor when it all happened.
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you said that all of them although that is. good academic ali said it. almost the same way that i can still do this. and i. don't at all to let me but i don't seem automatically to have any of the. absolute miracle palladone small fry does from time. to be. let's listen i could listen to what i did i would watch. she says she does most of the to be discussed it was me. i must know mr lee that your. business savvy much i could do that then they must
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disappoint dani's it was it was not it was just this yes i'm yelling. for you. but as you might want to become a call. a little vessel or so photograph she's there is that. not only possible most important headed she would do that. even if. it's a dog of the net that faget via. on the p.c. within. this but at the basis that it was. because of the name is little boy in my. it's unlikely claim a quiz when they present the i team is the few. minutes.
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later it hit the brains of yugoslav president these television stations are plot the apparatus of the state to ship and power of milosevic.
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and he's on a nice look but that will meet with the roster a non-issue is a very odd thing. i've said botanist and. not because of me as that's what it was last week lost on multiple choice measly i was about i was chairman and i was asleep but which you know the body on for the body and we sort of put the tracking on the subject but you. know as. they often. said is that some prick but he doesn't need someone to key with a chip or equipment. he can get an old polymer. it was a legitimate reason to put bush connected up to.
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get him. to look at so it really could be all. over the media was there to talk about it up the politicians and everything. everything about the big on a call which covered up an awful lot but he's up for the rest of the book dead took away it was at it as if it was just a. couple to talk. about. the numbers are. you to push for us to. try to stop what you could get you the truth doesn't you know the problems of what is the typical metaphor for a lot of the flaws in it about a. nationalist off to. the
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water to. be such true least one has been helped by police the least that. spoke ever seen. so there are these sixteen frees they planned for sixteen last july.
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i'm trying to imagine what it would be like to come to work and to come into your news. and then all the sudden you become a target so if it crosses the line between an information war and media war and a real war. and of course it's. unfathomable to me. i think. it was around i said it all coming into this building after fifteen years and he was living through it again he was living through every moment of finding those bodies and. i've seen what he saw like it was. like it was happening again.
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diplomacy lead to breakthroughs in syria and iran but it also strained relations between the u.s. cents saudi arabia what does the future hold for washington riyadh ties. the knot in syria time joining. us now i am glad arts. did you know the price is the only industry specifically mentioned in the constitution and. that's because a free and open press is critical to our democracy albus. in
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fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of our government and across several we've been hijacked lying handful of transnational corporations that will profit by destroying what our founding fathers once i'm job market and on this show we reveal the big picture of what's actually going on on the world we go beyond identifying the problem trying to fix rational debate and a real discussion critical issues facing america five ready to join the movement then welcome the. secret laboratory to mukherjee was able to believe in its most sophisticated robot which on fortunately doesn't give a darn about anything tim's mission to teach music creation why it should care
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about humans and will this is why you should care only on the r.-g. dot com. you think you are in the heart of i promise everything that happened because there are a lot of buildings in the sound of all. ok there it is. let's join stop building. there were a lot of bombs that fell on the building some allies specifically italy spain and france were reluctant to hit a european capital to nature was proof that nevertheless it can do best it might
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still very close indeed when it comes to. the world. and there are. many buildings around elbow better. songs that are taken down as for example the chinese embassy can we go see the place for a month now just so you can imagine how perhaps i think. of it and. don't usually got to keep his camera saw to quote of the month that's the fashion into it. to be new is that i'm going to involve them in their callback is the problem but what i'm going to prosecute. but also that i started seeing governors from. republican moderates in this group long distance across some
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of. these buildings here this one that tom cole you know is this is the one they show you from the river that's where they were prophecies as social serbian party which was the larceny just party it was on the seventeenth floor and they bombed seventeenth floor the building was described as one of the nub centers of the president's killing machine and their bombs were precise their bombs were very precise. and unbelievable when you think about it that the embassy of a of another key. entry to the fact that the chinese embassy has been here at complicate the peace process china has veto power and now a new reason to be even more angry at the nato strike greatly shell.
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essentially as much as people thyroxine tyner tried to stay out of this is most possible but even at a time and at a time like united china and ireland russia were quite strong supporters that's what i'm saying they were very step back again and so it's unfathomable actually that it would be bound they had the power to veto every decision of security council but the decision to bomb serbia was there were taken to security council it was done without the right and in a sense the u.n. is sidelined in all of this the russians and chinese made it clear some months ago that they couldn't support military threats but we simply couldn't stand by and do nothing as a result of russian and chinese our. sas so our colleagues from china that die from nato bombs.
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washington says it was faulty information that led to the targeting of the buildings it was a tragic mistake to charge again mistake it was a mistake but no more than that despite its mistaken attack on the chinese embassy in belgrade night zero says it will continue its air war against yugoslavia. to be a bombing. concert began. that means. there concert everybody many people carried strong banners condemning the military action against yugoslavia thousands of people there with than from the beginning. of the bridge to the end that it's more than one kilometer long. yeah and they would just hold hands and sing and just say like their old guy get it not just the rage against all of us but they thought that they would stop nato from bombing the
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bridges. that he had experience with put a strain being bombed when he was crossing a bridge. and down a bus and then kids playing on a bridge it's time i know i'm a strong target because to them these were legitimate targets infrastructure because infrastructure and because. the close they can prosper one party not a part of the country has been another night of heavy bombing by nato planes over so that we are satisfied with the results of yesterday's strikes. like bill clinton number one question that you. can use them all the sadness
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the long green from only mr manley non-paid. you name passed through to someone of the people in your time as the people you think of you know you only you saw show. me finish the morning almost when you quit but also to move them because last resort on this show justified the need going to need. just a little bit like you know your problem. deal been through so of course a lot of people she's going to have a flush draw. so this is good hospitals for small. businesses. kids are born. so much i was there. and. i think we're living on
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in this moment we were living in the new building which is on the cross so the salary. and in the very beginning of bombing. ship was very big in seven months she has a big big stomach so i prepare everything that if they damage the bridge that they can bring her in the boat and go and somehow get to the hospital we got to lackaday didn't. destroy the bridges but on dead day when born the second kids cost. i was. with her in the hospital and in one moment i heard the sound of the bomb. but. finally i found them she was crying
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and one nurse take me to the hand and she showed me six or seven very first deliver a baby. and she gave me two of them and said i can help him to bring them to the basement. of. the target but it was in the way cannot discriminate as it should between the civilian and military talk a lot of them babies were rushed. so they know they are. better or will go to the store that's a night as any. by the brotherhood the smoke me is good the. more real some of them wrote in with a nugget of truth and
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a valiant yeah. yeah themselves rather sooner and stan and more prozone was on the menu only nemo boy books although he was you know and this is setting the wooden version of could divide them his them with c. of his system so i guess this was. mice. costa was born here during the bombing one by m.p.'s or he told me i know i remember a holiday but how we were members euro one hour old i don't know i sometime when i'd be in my i have some feeling that i was in in the middle of some battle. maybe.
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i gave birth to my son in august two thousand and twelve and. there's no work there's no words to try to and i temped understand what women in the hospital must have been going for. you should not have invaded iraq britain was for it was responsible that as much as the united states and it was wrong russia condemned it quite rightly but it's now violating international law in the same way wait
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a second excuse me where is the violation of international law when the president 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. the people of afghanistan at the polls for the third time from the columbine. both. of our democratic friends our. current but me. this is the media leave us so
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we leave the media. by the seems to suit your. play your part of the. bush is that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from. politic only on r t.
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outrage and shock worldwide as a chord condemns over five hundred defendants to death in the biggest mass capital punishment in egypt's modern history also this week. was seen as an opportunity for us to red faced over a leaked conversation between top security official suggesting that planning a fake attack inside syria to give them a reason to intervene. the behavior of ukraine's hardline right sector group finally it captures that tension of brussels with the e.u.'s foreign policy chief denouncing the radicals after months of playing them down. we ended the war. and left iraq to its people a million iraqis died according to the united nations five million were made into
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refugees the country was ripped apart. barack obama's defense of the iraq invasion in comparison to russia's actions in crimea leads to criticism to take a closer look at the u.s. president's speech and brussels and its inconsistency is. the latest news and the week's top stories this is the we can ask international with me. thanks for joining us based we can egypt a single court decision condemned over five hundred people to death the sentence was punishment for burning a police station killing one police officer and disrupting public order then president a verdict triggered mass crush us and an outcry from human rights groups across the globe and. so the number of death sentences recently one hundred down in egypt has
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now told. ari during the last years of his role the former egyptian president was arrested during the revolution of twenty eleven in the three years that followed neither the military nor the next president mohamed morsi ordered as many executions until now as the army's steps up its efforts to end unrest in the wake of morsi being removed from power last summer when he was overthrown the new authorities began targeting the ousted leader's muslim brotherhood party after being met with fierce resistance the military escalated the climbdown with more than six hundred lives lost during raids on the fourteenth alone the following month the muslim brotherhood was banned and public protests severely restricted to group was declared a terrorist organization and a constitutional referendum was held across the country which all brings us to this wednesday when the same general that al said mohammed morsi declared he would run
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for president which was expected to win easily egypt was one of the first countries to be engulfed by the arab spring but now appears to be bought when it was before that uprising on his nose the citric and looks at the full circle. uprisings abroad getting equated with the promise of a better future and hailed as true democracy the democratic message that swept across the middle east sure called arab spring so determination through coups and regime change often hailed by washington as an honest way to move forward for the united states supporting democratic transitions is not a matter of idealism it is a strategic necessity redefining the word democracy to democracy is a government that we like that should porch our house and this is just a little not an artist and you can overthrow it in egypt swept by revolution and
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who almost five hundred thirty supporters of the ousted morsi regime get some time . to death as the military takes over the staggering numbers reminiscent of medieval times the only alternative it would seem to despotism is a form of islamic democracy and the people are paying with their lives and with their security in order to get into the rights are respected few would argue that the voice of the people is essential to a legitimate democratic process but the same applies to an officially elected government who is are arguably becoming increasingly accepted as a way to quickly impose change to bring about a swift era of reform in the short term without building a stable government system that can create a strong and truly democratic future which can eventually backfire and r.t. washington d.c. . at least six people have reportedly been killed in turkey as municipal elections turned violent sparking clashes between supporters and opponents of the ruling
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party meanwhile the turkish government is busy with damage control after an embarrassingly suggested it's been planning a false flag attack which would justify military intervention in syria and the us today show has been launched into the leaked tape reporting to be of top officials discussing a possible justification for invasion infuriated by the exposure of prime minister at a one has ordered you tube to be shut down the site where the leak was shared. with the prime minister's encouraging conjuncture in this internal going to be seen as an opportunity for us. i'll send four men from syria that's what it takes all make up with cause for ordering a missile attack in turkey. the officials there were talking about a possible attack on the two shot a turkish monument in northern syria it's apparently guarded by turkish soldiers and has previously threatened to retire eight against any assault on the site and a conflict involving turkey could lead to
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a full blown intervention in syria involving nato and and who will accept this huge and probably get believes many western governments would welcome that if in fact there was a faction of forces that were looking korean provocation it would also wind up with forces that the united states and also in europe who are increasingly more like and who would like to see more of a of a western in 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 calling for a u.n. brought into turkey's alleged plans for a fourth time on korea has consistently trying to rally nato against syria looking for causes for a possible invasion in a partner has been keeping track of does attend 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
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the border at refugees and floats the idea of calling on nato for reinforcement and protection. turkey admits one of its f. four military jets was shot down by damascus after flying over syria's airspace and cora 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 concerted policy on the part of the north atlantic treaty organization nato which turkey is a part of has been
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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 from syrian territory on to 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 do you know the wars 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 it's so far nato has not gotten involved but with turkey's grabbing every
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opportunity to say why it should strike syria there's no telling how long that will last marina port ny r.t. . so ahead for you this hour the pain in space madrid is a little more on to government projects with the public appeasing the government of making people pay all the state debt for their health and education. and confectionery modern day it's a form of convicts and the bad guy from stumbles they run down over ukrainian presidential candidates is something of a mixed bind there are less than twenty four hours left for those who want to run for the top job to submit bapak asians. looks now at some of the options for the ukrainian people. the race is on and the line up for the top job is a curious one every candidate carries the promise of a very different future for ukraine and each has a pretty dubious record. that's
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right yours you did to shine co appealing to the audience on my dog fresh out of prison where she served two and a half years for embezzlement to me if i am my dearest i dreamed of seeing your eyes i dreamed of feeling the strength of your show. she has been the queen of ukrainian politics this is the early two thousand and claims to have what it takes to lead the nation and fight injustice but a leaked phone conversation casts doubt over what justice is in the opinion of mrs tymoshenko miserable who is very well for her. performance in a little piece of evidence was a good your response was overseen almost a quarter of promises that it already agreed i mean who are you bringing mcchrystal back to that i'm a lot. and
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then there's me two dollars the leader of the last list right such a party the name fighting force in all bloody back in february these guys have a little archetype for e.u. integration and have introduced a whole new standard in power politics. last but certainly not least is darth vader yeah you heard that right the dark says the lord has won primaries on the ballot are you crazy internet party promises to turn the country into limp pirate restoring its old glory the dark lord is impersonated by the deputy head of the internet party and is especially popular with the younger audience although the electoral commission has not confirmed his candidacy so it may never be known whether the two can be turned into your votes well these are just some of the options really clean people and a good look at any of them suggests there is no easy choice in deciding who can get
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the country out of crisis it made those go party. meanwhile about a thousand pro russian accidents demonstrating in the eastern ukrainian city of donetsk that demolishing their region big given the right to self-determination and these are the latest pictures from the city they protest as have tried to enter a local government building but we're confronted by security forces that. this week the ukrainian parliament was besieged for three days by a radical far right protest. on thursday night nearly two thousand after national is trying to storm the parliament building demanding the recently appointed interior minister be removed from the job the protesters were angry over the killing a one of their leaders alexander. he was shot dead in the west of the country on tuesday he of claims he was killed while resisting arrest but sources insist it was
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a targeted assassination conducted by ukraine's security services they rise of new noses and radicals within ukraine as current government is deeply alarming greg casey from the german left party. guys get pushed to push is the real fascists in the ukrainian government they are currently in leading positions they hold such top positions as the vice prime minister the defense minister the minister of agriculture in the environment minister as well as the head of the security committee of course there are democratic forces in the government. never given up the power they have gotten hold of i don't understand how europe can sign any agreements with them it's a provocation. meanwhile europe is changing its tune towards the right sex with foreign policy chief catherine ashton denouncing the radical group she condemns the group's violence and attends to pressure the government and international relations expert moxley botha believes their bras was
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a missional be extremists ratties known. 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 going so far as the clear 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 putsch right now they are seen as no longer useful 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 so i thought an on going anyway ukraine's interior ministry suspects the right sector of loosing a paintings what about a million dollars and i led a group of mentors to driving stolen cars on their facebook page to have more or
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less confirmed that during this time of revolution they cannot afford to buy cars but the leader of the major yarosh has to be protected and a luxury bullet proof chevrolet taken from the former president's motorcade is just the thing and out of the break we'll take a look at president obama's only over developments in ukraine and make havoc it's caused in the online community to state that. diplomacy lead to breakthroughs in syria and iran but it also strained relations between the u.s. and saudi arabia what does the future hold for washington riyadh tell us. we speak your language. school music programs and documentaries in spanish
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matters to you breaking news a little tonnage of angles kittens stories. for you here. to enjoy it all to spanish find out more visit. this is that we can all see welcome bond this way gronk obama insisted moskos re-unification of crimea is was then america's invasion of iraq he also denies the
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us or europe influence the recent ukrainian karoo describing it as a triumph of democracy. takes a look at the inconsistences from the white house in president obama's view while protesters at my done did have a right to overthrow a democratically elected leader each of us has the right to live as we choose the people of crimea did not have the right to vote on their future together we've condemned russia's invasion of ukraine and rejected the legitimacy of the crimean referendum according to president obama the u.s. was a mere observer to the revolution in kiev make no mistake neither the united states nor europe has any interest in controlling ukraine one wonders if u.s. officials got the same message when they descended on the streets of kiev to cheer on the revolution and when members of the obama administration were deciding in private who should be in the ukrainian government and who should not i don't think leetch should go into the government i don't think it's necessary i don't think
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it's a good idea in terms of they're not going into the government just let him sort of stay out in doofus tradeable hallmark and stuff president obama suggested with the us did to iraq was not as bad as quite near joining russia we did not claim or enix iraq's territory we did not grab its resources for our own name instead we ended our war. and left iraq to its people and a fully sovereign iraqi state. that can make decisions about its own future a million iraqis died according to the united nations five million were made into refugees a country was ripped apart five thousand americans died tens of thousands had life changing injuries can you compare that what happened in iraq to what happened in crimea in the last two weeks president obama has failed to mention that the us left in iraq which was becoming a safe haven for al qaida al qaida that was not there before the u.s.
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invasion the president then brought up costs and why it could not in his opinion serve as a precedent for crimea they don't only intervene after the people of kosovo were systematically brutalized and killed for years but he did not specify how the u.s. intervened it bypassed the u.n. security council and bombed the former yugoslavia for two and a half months killing almost five hundred civilians serbia's capital belgrade still bears the scars of that intervention we are confronted with the belief among some that bigger nations can bully smaller ones to get their way. that recycled much of that might somehow makes right with the american people each time we have a new generation to fight another war there's no country that has a similar record of militarism intervention so for the united states as well no big countries can't bully small countries be allies their own record and certainly the record of the other nato powers in his speech president obama has glossed over some
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of the most controversial pages in u.s. policy and by doing that he seems to have further highlighted the double standards in how the us is upholding international law and norms in washington i'm going to check on. and don't mind the country who spy agency can infiltrate any computer world wide cyber defenses of its own had to dot com to find out what plans chuck hagel is hatching for an additional six thousand cyber professionals and a boost to the pentagon the cyber security. and also that one of the suspected boston marathon bombers was approached by the f.b.i. shortly before the tragedy with some suggestions find out. what. the spanish capital was engulfed by a fresh round of protests against spending cuts and employment this week a journalist from agents who raptly who was covering ben west was
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a time to buy riot police in madrid. i'm thinking of killing the march of dignity one battle in a welding office is pushing to the ground and bade him until stairway to protest is a wages accuse the government of making them pay of the state debt with health and education are. going to send us this report from the spanish. marches and sit ins peaceful and not so peaceful it was a busy week of protests in spain which kicked off with a march of dignity in madrid who is better than the wolf isn't distributed equally banks have been rescued while we the working class have to pay. scores again to go to the streets to demonstrate against unemployment public debt and cuts piled up on more cuts despite violence and arrests during a similar rally last weekend and government claims unemployment is down and the
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economy's up you are fooling no one here. will be able to talk about any sort of improvement only after we see more jobs created funding a new enterprises and small business right now we're still far from even talking about coming out of the crisis. but if unemployment in spain officially stands at twenty six percent the youth jobless rate is over twice that number of poor work conditions the rise of university fees and overcrowded classrooms we cannot take it anymore. student anger fills the streets in the second half of the week at one point fifty activists were arrested while demanding the resignation of the education minister after occupying the dean's office at a madrid university. quality of starting from now on all the way to next year we should expect all groups of society to become much more active spanish government's policies are crucial to workers pensioners students and everyone dependent on the state. finally the week wrapped up with more into government demonstrations this
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time in barcelona. obviously protests are something new for spain what we're seeing now is that more people from different parts of the spanish society are taking to the streets from the unemployed to those with a job from pensioners to students many were hoping that last year's promises from the government that the economy would improve would come true but so far it seems they remain just that promises you got this kind of artsy reporting from madrid and saying in spain where dream of catalonia is a dilemma for madrid a spanish judges ruled on tuesday but the planned independence referendum in catalonia shows up for next autumn is illegal however people in the country's wealthiest region have to carry on with the vote for a godless and an arc from the european partnership for independence believes electric can only win by not letting the ballot happen it's not that actually a situation that it's only. by the citizenship but also in catalonia there is an
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absolute majority in the catalan parliament of members that in favor of this referendum the reason why the spanish state uses all of the makeup of these two to avoid democracies the practice of democracy is because they know that that is the stopping the referendum is the only way they have to stop probably the death of the of catalonia. european secession fever has also reached sandeen year the mediterranean island is now also seeking a split from rome following an unofficial referendum and then it is that saw the majority vote for independence some campaigners even want to become part of switzerland and andrea caruso one of those spearheading the movement explained why we don't trust the political and i did system anymore but as. you saw in the problems of the country we see beyond any reasonable doubt of course
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we're not blaming. the shows but the system itself. some other global news in brief and in the british town of peterborough several hundred protesters thronged the streets for an anti muslim march the demonstration was called in the wake of a case which solved all have men convicted of grooming a child for sex but others claimed eighty percent of cases involving children being groomed for sex in the u.k. are carried out by muslims. and a week 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 a support cable that snapped officials now say at least thirty nine have died and the rest thousands are on the streets running against president wanderers apparent inability to tackle high crime rates and economic problems. and a kind of boycott takes over with worlds apart after
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a short break. 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
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a lot of bumper stickers the expression freedom ain't free is very true for venice 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. who might want to give you some sanctions or dies democratic bombing a deal 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. at the polls for the. taleban. the face. of our democratic. party that's. your friend post a photo from a vacation you can't. call it differ. the boss
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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 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 values 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 in are essentially lacking all the three elements that mentioned in the purposes of the 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
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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 hate that's 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 had 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 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
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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 outbreak of world war three by now but with the saudis again it's always you know 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 hoops so easily given how many americans were hurt in nine eleven absolutely well you know i think it's reflected first of all public opinion numbers . is has dreadful numbers when you ask the american public what they think
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of the other country. 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 do you mean well dr weinberg i'm 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 kitchenette as well but. official government structures in saudi arabia are not the most transparent so you can never be sure 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 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
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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 a 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 support for you just mentioned how little support there rees for the saudis and their tactics among them merican public and the american politicians regardless of their party affiliation seem to be sort of welcoming. or at least tight lipped when
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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 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
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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 is that there are some whiteners that well i wonder how much more often those issues could be raised because i think you know human rights in russia is the last 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 riyadh what do you think he was hoping to achieve there well i think the the messaging coming out of the white house really focused on trying. to dispel the
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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 . many analysts have identified in these bilateral relationship is america's reluctance to fully back the saudis in their existence five against the forces of
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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 and i think it 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 that is funding the saudis foley you know the saudi public sees what's going on in syria as the greatest humanitarian calamity of our age and that's not my words that's the saudi foreign minister's words and so what they see are whom they have already dehumanised in their education and religious
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system as her. slaughtering sunnis in 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 marginalized on the battlefield but when it comes to actually toppling the regime militarily the u.s. administration has held back to some extent and you know we'll just have to see
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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 those two countries that actually often for changing the status quo but rather than going in depth into syria i would like to ask you very quickly this relationship between saudi arabia and the united states was founded on. 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 oil and the nature of security threats has also changed so i wonder if it's possible. sooner or later
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the united states and saudi arabia. we'll have to part ways well first of all i'd 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 bashar al assad slaughtered 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 comes well you see how as to whether the u.s. and the saudis way because you are told that this conflict started this way 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 know his indiscriminate use of force but i wonder if the united states would react in any different way if you know 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
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the boston bombers if you remember you know 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 and i think americans use force quite extensively in one their own security is compromised they for some reason deny that's right to other countries but i would still like i said that question about whether you see any chance for the united states and saudi arabia parting ways geo politically given how different 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 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
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other country. these 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 i said 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 worlds apart. the e.p.a. . there's
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emerge. during. an hour. welcome back to worlds apart and we're discussing the relationship between the united states and saudi arabia when they would 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 you need to do is to open the saudi school textbooks reach. to earlier that for
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decades have been spinning michel and everything reston 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 on darren bought a mere putin met last. and 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 could potentially potentially use with saudi arabia on this issue and in that regard i really do wish the united states would do more well dr weinberg the reason
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why president putin may not raise davis issue or other issues with foreign visitors is because russia doesn't make the promotion of democracy the pillar of its foreign policy it's 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 values in the speech only mindset whether they do it on purpose as as a part of state ideology well you know i think saudi arabia like like any country does have some internal debates even as an absolute monarchy but that having been said i do think that the saudi authorities very sponsibility for what's in these
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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. they see in telling their children more 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
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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 years 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 evaluate or rethink his relationship with. saudi arabia well you know actually i think u.s. russian relations in the last month have added an extra strain to the u.s.
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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 avert 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 man portable air defense systems that the mujahedeen used against the russian the soviet air force the united states hasn't done much credit from 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
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massive numbers unsupervised without any sort of permissive actual links without any sort of way for the us for instance to disable them if they fall into the hands of. but the united states is actually held relatively firm on to date and that's an area in which the us 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 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
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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 a tit for tat in this regard that's actually where i've seen some suggestion that it might happen now russia is
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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 domestic situation in saudi arabia and making outlays to keep their public quiet and so that 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
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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 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 now well but. just for the benefit of our viewers as 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 geographic proximity to the kitchen and also because of somewhat lax security
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policies of the ukrainian authorities i think it is estimated that moment there are around five thousand followers of the the 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 brand of 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 iran especially given the very politically correct reaction of the year all funny government to crimea joining russia but i wonder if that's will deepen the chanche is even more in these geo political rivalry it's absolutely possible
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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's strategy is in iran the supreme leader's strategy is is direct confrontation with the united states the rouhani government strategy is to maintain many of his own. publics 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. as 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 unfortunately we have to leave it there i appreciate you being on the show and to our viewers yorks on to keep the conversation going on on twitter you tube and facebook pages and i hope to hear again the same place same time here on worlds
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