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for a visit to. the u.n. says ukraine may have violated international agreements if it's confirmed king have used military helicopters with the organisation's markings and its crackdown in the east of the country. the united states considers lifting a decades old ban on exporting oil as a chief competitors contend with western sanctions crises and civil war. and the international criminal court restarts and investigation into war crimes including torture and unlawful killing allegedly committed by u.k. troops during the iraq campaign.
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this is our senior national coming to you live from moscow with me marina joshing the u.n. is examining reports of government forces in ukraine using helicopters bearing the organizations insignia and a military operation and the east of the country if confirmed it would mean cave is violating its agreement with the united nations the organization says the helicopters were seen during a heavy fighting near the city of chroma tourists were several paratroopers were killed with casualties also reported among anti-government activists are these are in english though is there for us. there is a video that was filmed by the crew off the life news channel which allegedly shows one of the three helicopters involved in the incident around kramatorsk and bears the u.n. insignia r.t. has contacted the united nations for comment and have gotten a response now according to their going to zation at a country that has the equipment that has the u.n. insignia on it is supposed to strip it after the equipment is no longer involved in
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the official u.n. mission more over using the u.n. identifiers is only allowed on such mission and the crackdown in ukraine isn't another life crew that has filmed the helicopters earlier came under attack from the national guard and the ukrainian army troops they were caught in the gunfire seemingly when the fighting was over luckily no one was hurt in that incident and we have contacted the life news correspondent. because of a problem with we've gone we tried to enter the village to see if there were casualties among the locals and if anyone needed help when we got close we came across an a.p.c. with a ukrainian flag and. people dressed in black we were in a car with a sign on it but they started shooting in our direction and we turned around and drove to safety in order to provoke them. become and get home many took shelter in the basements of their home it was indiscriminate shooting and many
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bullets hit windows so it was impossible to hide from them in the house itself this is far from being the first incident involving a journalist working in the crane unfortunately journalists working for our own video agency roughly has been caught in crossfire just last week he was really wounded in the stomach while filming a storming by the cleaning on the off the police headquarters he was wearing a bulletproof vest however the journalist believes that there was absolutely no way that he could have been mistaken for competence nevertheless he was shot and gave authorities would not allow a medical evacuation plane. the land in order to transport him for treatment for three days r.t. has sounded the alarm with international journalism watchdogs over the situation in ukraine which becomes increasingly more dangerous for journalists european a federation of journalists has issued their condemnation saying that saline no violence should be used against people who are only armed with cameras and that reinforces a previous statement made in relation to the situation with journalists in ukraine
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we are gravely concerned that journalists have become targets for the principal factions in the current crisis in ukraine journalists representing outlets from various countries including the united states and russia have been detained or denied entry visas while others have been threatened and beaten reports is for international outlets treated as intruders and even ukrainian journalists are abused as traces or commodities in kidnap for profit schemes. now even though the self-defense troops have already said that they're ready to lay down arms if it's really an army leaves that the region however he of authorities are insisting that what's happening here is an anti-terrorism operation and have so far refused to withdraw their troops. russia's foreign minister also touched on the ongoing
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military operation in eastern ukraine and the alleged use of helicopters with un markings in his interview with bloomberg t.v. and sergey lavrov says stopping the offensive is essential if the dialogue with the regions to keep is now initiating is to succeed. no violence miss first before the end of this operation you can invite people to talk as you continue to shell them from artillery from mortars from. fighter planes helicopters and we certainly want to understand. that the un. un painted up to swear used against the protesters in the east of the cells the united nations already expressed its very deep concern but my point is that if you want to promote national dialogue you don't do it. while you are fighting demonstrators who do not agree with your government and rushes to diplomat was not only answering
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questions but also asked some of his own specifically addressing the west constant threat of sanctions against moscow based on dubious reasons even the worst just for the sake of revenge is ready to sacrifice its reputation as a reliable partner for the entire world economy then it's up to them to decide the problem is they tell us well if you do not change your policy we will hurt you even more my question is. what is the change you need there is no answer they started by saying couple of months ago you must not invade ukraine we were not going to invade ukraine we are not going to invade ukraine. then they said if you do know it's. called for the consolation of this for a third of them's on the eleventh of may so putin said that you know it's up to the people to decide but we believe that given the intention of oil see to start the
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dialogue it would be useful to postpone them now they see the if the elections on the twenty fifth of may do not take place for any reason for any reason. russia would get to believe a lot of isn't that ridiculous all the so-called anti-terrorist operation is now drawing condemnation from within the ukrainian parliament and members of the party of regions have addressed the interim president demanding that the operation be stopped immediately saying it is in effect a military campaign leading to bloodshed and mass killings the deputies have promised to appeal to international organizations and courts in order to have these events investigated and they blame the coup appointed to forty years of dragging the country down into civil war while just a few hundred kilometers away from the fighting in eastern ukraine there is a very different battle being fought in crimea peninsula that recently rejoin russia is suffering from
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a drastic shortage of water after its supplies through the north crimean can now were cut off by ukrainian authorities are disney harvey travel to the republic to see how people there are coping. for the people of starry krynn this is a big day is the day the water truck comes and it brings the locals rushing together the only water their home for drinking cooking and washing the next two days when they shut down the canal it created a situation that affects all of us today for example i washed myself and just have a bucket of water i don't even have enough for a normal bath and what about the farms what will they do now this is seventy seven year old valentino and her need for clean water is greater than most because not only does she need it for a self but also for taking care of her bedridden son what is on this see my son's paralyzed and i had to keep the water used to wash his bed sheets because i need it for flushing the toilet valentino and
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a neighbor's these last two months have been tough but it all started shortly after crimea rejoined russia within days ukraine had cut off the water that runs into this region's main canal just a few puddles of stagnant water that's all that remains now in the north crimean canal no longer does the fresh water flow into here from the river. and that's a problem that's left the residents of this region high and dry. and it's not just the public who've been suffering with businesses like this vignette also feeling the heat as it faces up to the prospect of the last harvest. of there's no water's coming in at the moment we had hoped some water would still continue to flow there was some still trickling down but recently we found that they used to send backs of long the canal rational thora teams have been trying to ease the problem by finding alternative sources of water so just by tapping into underground wells long term though the solution will need to be
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a political one and that shows no sign of coming soon we. were ready to pay ukraine to give us back our water we prepared the dream and met with them six times but each time they say they don't like the agreement that there is something wrong with it so more time is wasted and now it looks like crimea will lose its crops reporting from crimea this is neil harvey for r.t. and reports we're receiving from crimea suggest cave might be ready to resume water supplies if the sides can agree on a price some officials however doubt that it will happen and stress that even if it does the damage has already been done to the region's agriculture. with the ukraine crisis and fears over and as you supplies to europe calls have been growing in the block to secure a new supplier and it seems the u.s. may be ready to step into the breach that as a country skyrocketing oil production levels made the white house consider lifting
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a forty year old expert ban an anchor of the world market selling should be easier than ever as some of its potential competitors have had their oil industries essentially destroyed by years of unrest where the us played a part are just going to stick around explains. three years after the civil war broke out in libya the country's oil infrastructure is in disarray the country is awash with weapons heavily armed militias are invading oil fields seizing major all ports locals are blockading facilities demanding jobs libya's oil production plummeted from one point four million barrels a day in twenty eleven to one hundred fifty thousand barrels a day in march this year libya as the largest proven oil reserves in africa major international energy companies operating in the country believe the production will eventually pick up but before it happens we'll see more disruptions due to the chaotic situation there serious or production is in shambles due to the civil war
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there in the last three years it went from four hundred thousand barrels a day to twenty five thousand it took iraq years to recover from the blow that was delivered to its oil industry by sanctions then the us invasion and the subsequent civil war iraq's output began to rise only four years ago after it secured service contracts with a large oil group such as b.p. shell exxon mobil and any iraq has become the second largest producer of crude oil in opec having surpassed the wrong and is planning to produce more so the energy giants are looking to profit there even despite security challenges there's no development going on there's no infrastructure going on these countries are not getting any kind of benefit from this oil it's not like anyone is investing in roads and electricity or anything else so i think the political destruction and the economic destruction of these countries goes together with increasing to droll companies that the crisis in ukraine offers certain benefits and opportunities for
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u.s. and european energy giants any disruption in supply of russian energy to europe would be good news for them but on the other things it would allow the companies to lobby for more. exploration licenses especially in the development of shale gas in this thing europe all under the banner of diversifying europe's energy supplies in washington i'm going to check on our team. according to a founding member of a civil rights group america's forty's abroad were never about taking over an energy supplies willing doris says the real aim was simply to destroy the competition the rise in the u.s. oil energy production is made possible by massive investment in hydraulic fracturing or fracking and that is made possible by the high price of oil that is obtained since the u.s. invaded iraq and destroyed its. state owned oil industry the war in iraq was the best thing that ever happened for exxon mobil and chevron of the biggest u.s.
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oil producers it took like ten percent of the world's oil supply off the market that's where the sanctions are that's of the sanctions on iran are about syria is not a major oil producer but it is a close friend. or iranian oil to reach the mediterranean basically war in the middle east whether it's the destruction of iraq or the bombing of libya the sanctions on iran have served to keep prices high and restrict the doctor if you give us a big it's a myth that u.s. so-called energy self-sufficiency will lead to less u.s. overseas military involved but the fact that we need to more now there's another winner for american energy is foreign fortune's guess who has just landed the top job and. now they're down the son of vice president joe biden has joined the board of a gas firm there just weeks after his father fast an emotional bond with the authorities in kiev. and fruit of the small business is claim
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as food regulations by the e.u. are damaging trade and fear they could lose their livelihood over recent indian man go back that more after a short break. economic down in the final months day. and the rest because i think he makes you believe every week please. please. please. please let your comments like these policies i dislike you.
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pleasure to have you with us here on our t.v. today i roll researcher. welcome back you're watching our international and the international criminal court is relaunching a preliminary examination of alleged war crimes committed by the u.k. military in iraq britain's troops are accused of unlawfully killing more than sixty man and torturing dozens war in custody let's not talk to our g. sara for joins us live from one well sara how far could this case go.
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these are some of the most senior figures in the british defense establishment including the former secretary of state geoff hoon that are being investigated by the international criminal court in the hague now the preliminary investigation is into allegations of prisoner abuse by u.k. personnel in iraq between two thousand and three and two thousand and eight now we've seen videos in the past that have documented instances of abuse of detainees but the ministry of defense has always maintained that the vast majority of soldiers serving in iraq acted professionally now campaigners have alleged that the abuse was far more widespread and these allegations have never really gone away that was two thousand and six when the international criminal court was first asked to look into allegations of war crimes there at the time they determined that threshold had not been met then in two thousand and ten after calls for wider
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inquiry we saw the ministry of defense set up pretty to investigate allegations of historical piece and to date that has paid out millions of pounds in settlements now as this year at the beginning of the year that we saw this new file two hundred fifty pages of what lawyers say is more than four hundred cases of allegations of mistreatment or unlawful killing was passed to the i.c.c. and it's so on the back of that that we've seen this initial investigation taking place now the i.c.c. preliminary investigation could actually take several years before they decide whether to take it any further and remember the international. bring justice against these accused of war crimes or crimes against humanity and it is the first time that the u.k. has found itself the subject of an i.c.c. probe albeit a preliminary one of the government is saying they will fully cooperate with the
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investigation but they completely reject that u.k. servicemen responsible or as our thanks so much for bringing us the update sara furthur porting from london for us. and france is claiming that government troops in syria may have used chemical weapons in more than a dozen attacks during the past month damascus has denied the accusations saying the country is closely following international disarmament plan that was agreed last year but a commentator john white believes the claims are a part of a wider antacid campaign. that is absolutely no concrete evidence being provided to back up the claims by the french government if they do this is very very suspicious because we're looking at two weeks before presidential elections in syria and i tell you when the government and its army is one of the major major victories on the ground so this seems tame to try and do it at the miser's even in advance of
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the relations and the idea of the nationalist side of the studio for the last two years should we not wish to list them they should state that is nonsense syria's largest city of aleppo came perilously close to a humanitarian catastrophe when for more than a week residents were cut off from water sources argues abby martin follow this story closely and she talks about it in today's breaking the set the. same country seen neo-cons been invited to bomb the hell out of is undergoing a devastating humanitarian crisis according to syrian foreign ministry three million people in the city of aleppo have been without potable drinking water for nine entire days according to digital journal extremist rebel forces had the siege of the city have taken control of two main pumping stations and regime held areas but their attack backfired and end up cutting off water for everyone including the rebel stronghold in the heavily divided battleground city as you can see from these devastating images the situation is beyond dire women and children are being forced
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to collect water from contaminated mosques and wiles just to survive civilians are drinking water any way they can building makeshift pumps and drinking out of dirty potholes and even resorting to drinking waste water. as some of the u.s. vice president has joined the board of directors of ukraine's largest private gas producer hunter biden now leads the company's legal unit getting that position a few weeks after his father's trip to kenya as maria bird now explains this could be more than just a coincidence. since the start of the crisis in ukraine washington has provided on wavering moral and financial support to anti-government protesters particularly those who spearheaded the uprising over the past months he has received special visit from the cia director the secretary of state his assistant senators and most
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recently u.s. vice president joe biden who recently crossed the atlantic to assure your cranium that america's involvement in their crisis is sincere we are going to the stage and we do all the in the preview in time democracy can be delivered to the ukrainian people it is not just. a foreign policy judgment is a personal and should emotional commitment as well by millions of americans. and as you attempt to pursue energy security well as it turns out joe biden's youngest son will be really playing on a major role in ukraine's pursuit of energy independence hunter bided has been appointed head of legal affairs at the response holdings ukraine's largest private gas producer the us vice president's son will also join the company's board of directors consulting on matters related to international expansion and policies
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surrounding the country's economy critics say this is typical washington politics exploiting a foreign crisis for personal gain now of course when the united states gets involved as most every other country on earth if they get involved in some foreign adventure they try to portray it in the most truest again platonic. fashion possible however it's very difficult to disentangle business interests from national interests vice president biden has repeatedly accused moscow of meddling in ukraine's affairs also insisting that america will help reduce its dependency on russia's energy mr. biden just didn't mention that his own son and the u.s. would be better fitted in the interim reporting from new york. are to. look at some other stories from around the world in turkish police have clashed with crowds angry at the deaths of at least two hundred thirty eight workers in tuesday's coal
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mine blast security forces fired water cannon to disperse the rally rescuers are desperately trying to locate more than a hundred people still unaccounted for the explosion was caused by an electrical fault and as one of the worst mining accidents in turkey's history. a french photojournalist has been killed in the central african republic the twenty six year old was found dead in a vehicle in the west of the country where christian militaria are about pulling muslim fighters so far over seven thousand troops from france the e.u. and the african union a failed to well sectarian tensions that have left thousands of people dead some twelve thousand u.n. peacekeepers are also expected to be deployed in the country in september. and the end mangoes have turned sour for e.u. lawmakers who have imposed an import ban on the fruit it's yet another of brussels rulings of food standards that have on many occasions left the media and public amused but as our explains it's no laughing matter for businesses which are
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suffering from the decisions all the bureaucrats. we make mental moves to make me. the list goes on desert. road kinds of things with the mind good person consumes ninety one percent of the indian mind those that come into the or rather consumed or my fields to move north that they've been bound to i have to keep telling them i do through a boat in those interests of my own say the first of many been telling all of them that it's been the e.u. has imports off to fruit flies crept into shipments of the portuguese businesses selling the indian mangoes say that farming that cost. as favorite fruit is banal and it is this is going to cost around twelve million pounds and the issue is in areas of the united kingdom which are very diverse rather large populations of. the indian subcontinent mangoes are tremendously popular they sell very quickly they're
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used in the restaurant trade so it's to me a big hit for businesses in certain sections of the u.k. the fruit flies found in the mangoes don't pose a risk to public health but they do pose a serious threat to e.u. salad crops tomatoes in particular. these tempi restrictions are important to protect our homegrown salad crops from potential pests and diseases those affected by the ban say that e.q. has chosen to protect its salad instead of trait we have identified as australia new zealand japan have identified very safe treatments which would eliminate any risk of. you could have put that in place as a compulsory treatment it's not cheap expends to ask to be at school but it means that you can have a free trade if you just found the item you're not giving any kind of child in this store even as we film the customers ask about the indian mangoes and substitutes
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aren't on the menu this isn't the first contentious e.u. food ban last year processes tried to ban olive oil from being poured into dipping bowls in restaurants which caused restauranteurs to revolt with fruit sellers up in arms say that this ban m.p.'s are calling on the e.u. to reconsider and bring back the exotic fruit polyploid coati london. ever had an r.t.a. international is crosstalk of the possible scenarios for ukraine and europe's future relations but for you in the u.k. we go behind the scenes once again with the latest installment news team.
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a deep dark little secret a secret the u.s. government would like you can open. to all the way. to the ball i didn't do a search for you to get all will the near. zero. everyone. i know c.n.n. the m.s.m. b.c. fox news have taken some not slightly but the fact is i admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story just in case one of them happens to be accurate. that was funny but it's close and for the truth from the might think. it's because one full attention and the mainstream media work side by side the joke is actually on here. at our teenagers
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we have a different. look a little because the news of the world just is not this funny i'm not laughing damnit i'm not how. you guys stick to the jokes well handled it makes sense that. hello and welcome to cross talk where all things considered i'm peter lavelle in the wake of referenda demanding self-determination ukraine as a sovereign state continues down the path of disintegration the western backed regime in camp is adamant it will not talk to so-called terrorists meanwhile
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protesters in the east and south of ukraine are voting with their feet. to cross talk ukraine i'm joined by my guest mark mccall in london he's a specialist on international affairs at the university of london in new york we have michael hudson he's an author and an economics professor at the university of missouri kansas city and in boston we cross to daniel welsh he is a writer and political and also a gentleman cross-talk rosenfeld and you can jump in anytime you want and i very much encourage it martin if i go to you first in london well the referendum passed there will no one was surprised about by that i'm no one is surprised that washington can't don't recognize them no surprise there and russia is staying on the sidelines as it has during this entire crisis here this seems to me an opportunity or we're going to step into greater tragedy we have legitimacy we have a democratic process and in ukraine people do have agency they do have opinions
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they they are expressing their ideas they don't like the regime in care of what they what they think about russia that's still unclear here this is an opportunity right now but it's probably not going to be taken well it. is a very interesting state of first because in the post nine hundred ninety one period period it has never occurred before you know new republic of the soviet union has in fact changes border returned to changes borders with the exception perhaps of georgia. so there's a new situation that everyone is going to use to it the interesting thing is that the referred to the head in donetsk who hunts hopeless but it didn't go ahead in hockey or blissed hockey majority the population of ukraine in the last census two thousand and one seventy percent and that surprise has been the must be some reason for that. the situation is really very very confused because as the german foreign minister said in kiev today. ukraine needs
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a president to waiting for the election thirty fifth of may and hopefully a president would be elected that he can begin to go shooting with the separatists well you don't want the marring to martin that would be would depend would be really nice if everyone had a fair chance to vote here michael if i can go to you i mean this is this is farcical if they only had a president well they did have a president and he was elected for all of his failings you know code which was a legitimately elected president of ukraine and all ukrainians participated there's ample amount of evidence that when this poll was held not all ukrainians will vote and we don't even know the level of coersion at the ballot box so this is farcical it tells me the european union has no idea what it's doing and because you knew when it continues to go from one stumble to the next i think the does know what it's doing i think what's happening in ukraine is just a replay of what happened in chile when
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a london was overthrown by pinochet that you have an identical case of a coup d'etat a military coup being backed by the united states the first thing they did in the ukraine as they did and shelly was attacked the labor union leaders you can see that and odessa when the labor union building was burned down and i think if you look at the reap at the how the chilean unfolded over the weekend the german press reported they brought in blackwater assassin. nation squads just like the u.s. brought in assassination squads and shelly so what there is an attempt to do is to impose a government. and last month george soros wrote an article in the new york review of books saying the objective is to encourage the companies in the ukraine that is the kleptocrats to sell out to their european partners to take the europe european partners info and then have the i.m.f. come in impose austerity for the population and squeeze out more of
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a surplus for the foreign investors while waiting the foreign investors buy in to the industry and the agriculture largely but micro there in iowa where you see a lot of it there's one problem with that and i'd like to go to dan in boston the people in east and south ukraine aren't going along with it that's the difference. right right i think. i think that the thousands of people who were disappeared by pinochet and thrown out of planes actually contributed to the terror on the ground that kept people in their place but i would when you when you started peter you said that no one is surprised by this i have to admit to confess actually to an ongoing sense of surprise particularly for the reason you just pointed out i have been inspired. brought to tears astounded actually by the day to day resistance of the people in you give us talk all across every single day i wake
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up and i said this in an article i wrote recently glad to be alive because i'm glad they're still alive each time when putin said you know maybe we should hold off on this recommend on this referendum and they said you know this really isn't about you it's home and i had sources in slovyansk saying this isn't going to work i mean how are we going to do this and fourth is the cities and in shambles and they stood up the block by block around these thousands of people standing in line and doing this against all odds i think is is the white astounding it's inspirational it's it is also go ahead keep going it's also beyond belief actually i mean i think that we're trying to put this into paradigms that we have here to for understood what the u.s. has done through black water these are all perfectly great analyses and i share them but i think that we're being surprised all the time by what's going on on the
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ground and that's what i think is both dangerous and exciting and inspiring like you said. i just. i'm on the edge of my seat you know why we all are that's why we keep continue to do this topic cross talk here martin i think if you have a really interesting here is that if i look at the western echo chamber they way they cover ukraine. it's always about pro russian separatists are pro russian this progress in that they like to keep out of the cage and that it's that it's anti to hear in the type of regime that it's been installed in camp this is completely alien to these people i celebrated victory day may ninth and i saw how we celebrated in eastern and south ukraine they celebrated in a way that is completely alien to the narrative that is being played out in kiev this is very very important because we now have a situation where. the. people's republic of crimea want to separate from russia from ukraine crimea has really separate but the do not
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speak republic if it doesn't join russia it's economically viable so therefore it has to negotiate some type of deal with kyo kiev has to negotiate a deal with them to keep them within the republic of ukraine so therefore that is to come and it's very very important that the russians there feel that they're equal citizens of ukraine and they can you better learn with the market and i mean martin let me ask you and i should you have any evidence you mind if i don't let me just finish up with a question mark if you have any evidence that the regime in kiev has any respect for these people because here's a government that's killing its own people does that ring a bell i hear that all the time in washington in london there is a government that is killing its people and they are i don't see that as a partnership with gary dennison let me finish up on that point go ahead. it's that good to go back to this point it's a question of sovereignty illegitimacy the government in kiev believes itself to be
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civil and legitimate and therefore it sees donetsk people's republic of the attempt to break away from ukraine which they see as legitimate illegitimate and therefore they want to keep the state together and they feel they have the right to use force the problem is you can't really use force in eastern ukraine anymore because it's self-defeating and if you look at the pictures of the people there want. the police the police and soldiers coming in from the rest of ukraine in several cities several towns the police have changed sides yeah the no longer defending the ukrainian republic they see themselves as belonging to some other entity perhaps the people's republic of donetsk and then they're waiting many of them awaiting say they prefer to be part of russia many ethnic russians are saying no we want to be we don't want to join russia we want to be separate in some way
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well they definitely want to be separate they didn't i definitely want to be separate from the gang that's running kiev and being supported by washington michael you want to jump in godhead. yes one reason i don't expect kiev to acknowledge the eastern ukraine is the effect on european politics of all of this i think the united states is telling you have to keep the hard line in order to do the saber rattling to promote the pro-us parity pala parties in the coming european elections you saw on sunday the effect of lithuania election where the pro austerity prime minister was reelected and her popularity in the polls went way up as a result of this using the fear of russia to panic the nationalistic parties whether it's in latvia or lithuania or estonia all to support austerity and that's really the problem how do you get the parties for the last twenty years in the
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baltics for instance to support austerity you say well the alternative is to be pro russian because the russian speaking parties are joined with the social democrats so all this is a move to fight against social democracy to impose austerity on all the rest of europe that's what this ukraine is the effect of the ukraine fights in the key of intolerance is promoting in germany in france and of course the result turns as you point out to be the opposite it's leading to huge demonstrations in germany really against the u.s. aggression and trying to turn nato instead of a protective alliance into an aggressive ally ok let me go to dan here before we go to the break dan all my goodness i don't know russia was so powerful. putin is the height of everything i think he helped lead this morning this is one thing that i want to get back to that mean that you said it's i think it's really really important in ukraine because of the long history of in sympathy but the pro. pro
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russian separatists progress in terrorists they can't they can't be pro russian if they're russian so this is. if they are like i like to refer to them as pro self humans and their pro self this morning i'm going to be pro me and it's that no matter how much crap you throw on the mean you cannot make it look like something other than what it is they had to go on t.v. on ukrainian t.v. which is a cartoon like before nish and night that there's a need to hold that clown are you dan hold on tight we're going to go to a short break and after that short break we'll continue our discussion on ukraine stay with r.t. . if you would.
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among the people generally corrupt liberty came up long exist so it's time to blow the whistle and start a revolution before we're all slaves to the corrupt and the generally corrupt. i. mean. it was a. very hard to take on. once again long here the club has never had sex with her rick perry number. one.
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welcome back to cross talk where all things are considered i'm peter lavelle we're discussing the crisis in ukraine. ok dan i'd like to go back to you making a point here it's really interesting when you think about ukrainian history if you know anything about it identity is really the big dividing line what you are who you are who you relate to again the washington crowd thinks of ukraine is this unitary thing maybe they're not too bright and we can get them to go against russia i mean i think that's the kind of simple formula ok and it was called obviously it hasn't worked so go ahead and it is pretty condescending and i think it may be that it's the washington crowd that isn't very bright or that doesn't know anything
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about history but the demonization that's happening and being promoted by the west but also happening indigenously in kiev you know this teaching children to sing told me scotch and talk more skull you know whoever doesn't jump is a russian and to have an art exhibit with people in a cage and saying don't feed them they're not human and they have russian flags and st george ribbons there is it is a it is is pure racism in any in any form that you can imagine and you see the ethnic tensions being exploited it's not again you can say that the western ukrainians are not all fascist the west and koreans want what they want a lot of the people involved in my done want to democracy wanted an end to corruption and oligarchy but you have to then acknowledge that nobody from the east is massing on kiev no one from. kharkov is marching into
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a love of and murdering people and it's not happening that way it is an anti russian campaign and it's a very it's a very sick thing that's happening in the dehumanization is a central element of it martin it's very interesting what dan just said because. alternately and i don't know how we're going to get there but ultimately russia is a very big part of the solution to the crisis in ukraine but if you listen to the ball horns of propaganda in foggy bottom and. i want to say that i had a chance ok let's lay department there you know russia is never going to be brought on board though if you have been watching very carefully over the last few weeks and months russia has proposed deescalation time and again and it still is that washington can't hear it won't hear it you know how do we get from where we are now it to where we need to be. i think that russia is part of the
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solution you can't solve the ukrainian problem of the ongoing problems which you see in the east you can't solve that without russian participation the must be russian diplomatic involvement and what will act probably happen is after the election of a president on the twenty fifth of may and remember that the ukrainian population now dominates on likely that any any candidate who is pro russian will be elected so let's assume that approach he you a pro western president is an elected then washington and the e.u. will then say to him you have to now deal with the east you have to deal with moscow you have to come to some deal one remembers now the i.m.f. has promised ukraine seventeen billion dollars and others are talking about twenty seven billion dollars in the pipeline and that will only be a while before coming if
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a solution is found to the present problem or the words you're dropping that money into deep black hole so it's up to the new president and he will have to come to some rapprochement with moscow with he obviously not deal with president putin directly would have to do with sergei lavrov and find some solution which is acceptable to those in donetsk is that we don't accept the debts people's republic you'll be the donetsk oblast. and so on and we have to come to some agreement that may mean that it's a kind of federation that there's a lot of autonomy there for the people the ethnic russians in the hunts and donetsk and then if that model that works it's possible that other areas if they kharkiv how to keep it surprised me how hockey if city and hockey for blissed has a majority ukrainian population something seventy percent but they're not participating in a people's republic now with
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a. then say well whatever donetsk and luhansk gets we would like to get the top of it all the way and then you look at some procedure and you look you can go right round ukraine you go down to the dissidents on the danger here for ukraine is they will be left with kiev and the west and kiev will be in one part of the country really run by western craniums and the rest of the country will in many ways rule itself now economically that's not sustainable because ukraine in ukraine is in fact a basket case economically at present that's. very weak and if you look at the destruction which is going on they're destroying the economy and so therefore there's a desperate need for key of these undoing that's going to once leaders to come together and find some solution michel because often i'm going to go to my you know your because to be followed through this crisis i don't see any sanity coming out of kiev on a on anything at all i mean what they're cutting off the water to crimea i mean
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don't they have better things to do you agree ok that one of the interesting thing here is number the e.u. and go ahead jump in the you and the united states have explained how russia can solve the crisis it can solve the crisis by not charging ukraine for gas can solve the crisis by a ridiculous thing at a price for gas and subsidizing that would national soul destroying just by letting the factories the fact the idea is very explicit the factories that are now expert exporting goods and services to russia can stop exporting to russia especially stop exporting to a military that many of their factories don't begin exporting to the west and let your brain important to you goods and send into russia so that all tariff free that's the solution that russia is being offered by the you in the united states don't work for you and you said the word russia to all of her being offered i'd like to how you put it there you know dan this is really what it's all. it's to me
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because for some reason i don't know what was in newlands cookies i don't know maybe she put in extreme grief but i don't know but there was this is sumption that russia would do not want anyone during all this would do nothing this is a major miscalculation here because it's very interesting is that in a different way the russian has done very very little it is watch ukraine disintegrate and it didn't have to be that way i mean look at ukraine back in november of last year it wasn't doing great but it wasn't falling apart and they weren't killing each other now russia is going to continue to watch ok and it's very possible if we see more referenda that these independent republics if they want to call themselves of course they won't be recognized but they may join russia's custom union that would be a red line for a lot of people. yes i think that that mean it's there's no question that there's no part of ukraine that isn't is more viable in separation than it is in unity but
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it's not viable in unity either they need to ally in containing continue the alliances that they've had with russia and with europe in varying degrees so i don't think there's any question of them trying to make it on their own you know it's not going to be endora or you know just statelet they're going to be allied very closely to russia but i also i think it's very important to note i think we're talking a couple weeks ago here i think that the ship has sailed on federalization i really do i don't think like you said first of all there's no sanity nothing at all no sanity there's no partner to talk to there's no sanity coming out of either the junta or their puppet masters and the danger is that as events progress they get away from you which is what i think is exciting what they should think is alarming the citizens of and this includes a desk and carcass and put
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a watch in all of the other elements of the entire what could be called novato c.-a they just haven't got there yet that's all that's the only thing that is stopping them they didn't have enough strength i've seen means floating with. course got a split with a separate flag and it says that's right it's almost our turn you know they are all waiting in the wings and there is no there is no way after odessa and after money to paul both massacres that were supported and even to some extent planned by the that they're going to put the genie back in the bottle they have decided that they're on they're not listening to putin they're not listening to you is there they are like i said self pro self humans are the only michael they don't have michael let's look at your crystal ball you know. a lot about a stairway in the i.m.f. here let's say for example there is a pro european pro american president after this election not all the people in the
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east participate ok they're probably going to get around that but i could not relevant and i could well imagine within weeks months certainly a year or so when austerity kicks in we will have another my done ok all over again and they're very good at doing that ok because i cannot see under these conditions where ukraine is going to everyone's going to be happy to live even poorer and it's a poor country i know it very well well right now you're having almost a gandhian type passive resistance on the part of the ukrainians all they can do is say we're going to have a vote we know there's no constitution but we don't want a part of the kleptocracy and of course they say what's coming from the i.m.f. the i.m.f. will make ukraine look like italy or ireland or greece ireland and greece have lost twenty percent of their population as a result of austerity you'll have a flight of ukrainian plumbers into europe or into russia or wherever they can go
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what they're saying is we want to stop the kleptocracy and that's the only thing and the interesting thing is the other item in today's newspaper in america was christine legarde the head of the i.m.f. was invited to smith college in america to give the a commencement address the students rose up just like the ukrainians to oppose her and not let her come to smith because of they oppose the i.m.f. this was applauded in the us but when the ukrainians oppose the i.m.f. it's created as terrorism that a terrorist is an attack on democracy so you have an orwellian world in which democracy means pro-american. or a dictatorship or a penalty or the other backers it we're living in an orwellian world after all of this and all they can do is resist it and say there must be an alternate. well i guess i can say on the good note there is democracy in action in ukraine we're not wrote we've run out of time gentlemen many thanks to my guests in london new york
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going to. be watching out to international tonight the u.n. says ukraine. international agreements. military helicopters with the organizations mocking and it's in the east of the country. united states considers lifting a decades old on exporting oil as its chief competitors contend with western sanctions crises in civil war. the international criminal court restarts investigations of war crime scene clothing torture and unlawful killing allegedly committed by u.k. troops during the iraq.
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even see if you just joined us it's eight pm here in moscow my name is kevin zero in our top story this hour the u.n. is examining reports of government forces in ukraine using helicopters bearing the organizations insignia in a military operation in the east of the country now if confirmed it would mean kiev is violating its agreement with the united nations the organization said the helicopters were seen jury heavy fighting near the city of kramatorsk where several paratroopers were killed with casualties also reported among anti-government activists to at is ridiculous because in the region. there is a video that was filmed by the crew off the life news channel which allegedly shows one of the three helicopters involved in the incident around kramatorsk and bears the u.n. insignia r.t. has contacted the united nations for comment and have gotten a response now according to their going to zation of a country that has the equipment that has the u.n. insignia on it is supposed to strip it after the equipment is no longer involved in
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the official u.n. mission more over using the u.n. identifiers is only allowed on such mission and the crackdown in ukraine isn't another life crew that has filmed the helicopters earlier came under attack from the national guard and the ukrainian army troops they were caught in the gunfire seemingly when the fighting was over luckily no one was hurt in that incident and we have contacted the life news correspondent. because of a problem with. we tried to enter the village to see if there were casualties among the locals and if anyone needed help but when we got close we came across an a.p.c. with a ukrainian flag. people dressed in black we were in a car with a sign on it but they started shooting in our direction and we turned around and drove to safety in order to provoke. become a get home many took shelter in the basements of their home it was indiscriminate
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shooting and many bullets hit windows so it was impossible to hide from them in the house itself this is far from being the first incident involving a journalist working in the crane unfortunately a journalist working for our own video agency roughly has been crossfire just last week he was in the stomach while filming a storming. off the police headquarters he was wearing a bulletproof vest however the journalist believes that there was absolutely no way that he had been mistaken for a competent nevertheless he was shot and give authorities would not allow a medical evacuation plane. the land in order to transport him for treatment for three days r.t. has sounded the alarm with international journalism watchdogs over the situation in ukraine which becomes increasingly more dangerous for journalists european a federation of journalists has issued their condemnation saying that there are saline no violence should be used against people who are only armed with cameras
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and that reinforces a previous statement made in relation to the situation with journalists in ukraine we are gravely concerned that journalists have become targets for the principal factions in the current crisis in ukraine journalists representing outlets from various countries including the united states and russia have been detained or denied entry visas while others have been threatened and beaten reports is for international outlets to treat isn't true and even ukrainian journalists are abused as traitors or commodities and kidnapped for profit schemes now even though these self-defense troops have already said that they're ready to lay down arms if you create an army leaves the region however he of authorities are insisting that what's happening here is an anti-terrorism operation and have so far refused to withdraw their troops. russia's foreign minister also touched on the ongoing
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military operation in eastern ukraine and the alleged use of helicopters with u.n. markings in his interview with bloomberg television so he says stopping the offensives essential know if the dog with the regions that he has no initiating is to succeed. no violence ms first of all the end of this terrorist operation you cannot invite people to sit down and talk as you continue to shell them from artillery or from mortars from. fighter planes helicopters and we certainly want to understand how it happened that the u.n. logo un painted helicopters were used against the protesters in the east and the south the united nations already expressed its very deep concern but my point is that if you want to promote national dialogue you don't do it. while you are fighting demonstrators who do not agree with your government and russia's chief
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diplomat was not only answering questions but also asked some of his own specifically addressing the west's constant threat of sanctions against moscow based on g.b.s. reasons one is say about that even the best just for the sake of revenge is ready to sacrifice its reputation as a reliable partner for the entire world economy and it's up to them to say the problem is they tell us well if you do not change your policy we will hurt you even more my question is. what is the change you need there is no answer they started by saying couple of months ago you must not invade ukraine we were not going to invade ukraine we are not going to invade ukraine then they said if you do not. call for the cancellation of this referendums on the eleventh of may so putin said that you know it's up to the people. to decide but we believe that
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given the intention of oil a seat was that the dialogue it would be useful to postpone them now they say if the elections on the twenty fifth of may do not take place for any reason for any reason. russia would be a lot of isn't that ridiculous so talking of bloomberg television a bit earlier antiterrorist operation is now drawing condemnation from within the ukrainian parliament members of the party of regions of address the interim president demanding that the operation be stopped immediately saying it's in effect a military campaign leading to bloodshed the mass killings the deputies have promised to appeal to international organizations and courts in order to have these events investigated they blame the coup appointed authorities for dragging the country into civil war or just a few hundred kilometers away from the fighting in eastern ukraine is a very different battle being fought in crimea the potentially the recently joined russia is suffering from a drastic shortage of water these days after its supplies through the northern
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crimean canal were cut off by ukrainian authorities artie's neil harvey travelled to the republic to see how people there are coping. for the people of starry krynn this is a big day is the day the water truck comes and it brings the locals rushing together the only water there for drinking cooking and washing the next two days when they shut down the can now it created a situation that affects all of us today for example i washed myself in just half a bucket of water i don't even have enough for a normal bath and what about the farms what will they do now this is seventy seven year old valentino and her need for clean water is greater than most because not only does she need it for a self but also for taking care of her bedridden son who works in the prison let's see my son's paralyzed and i have to keep the water used to wash his bed sheets because i need it for flushing the toilet valentino and her neighbors these last
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two months have been tough but it all started shortly after crimea rejoined russia within days ukraine had cut off the water that runs into this region's main canal just a few puddles of stagnant water that's all that remains now in the north crimean canal no longer does the fresh water flow into here from the river. and that's a problem that's left the residents of this region high and dry. and it's not just the public you've been suffering with businesses like this vinny are also feeling the heat as it faces up to the prospect of a last harvest well an idea of the store with no water is coming in at the moment we had hoped someone would still continue to flow there was some still trickling down but recently we found that they use went back to block the canal rational thora t. is having trying to ease the problem by finding alternative sources of water so just by tapping into underground wells long term though the solution will need to be a political one and that shows no sign of coming to see. we're ready to pay ukraine
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to give us back our water we're prepared to groom and met with them six times but each time they see they don't like the agreement that there is something wrong with it so more time is wasted and now it looks like crimea will lose its crops reporting from crimea this is neil harvey for r.t. loves to worry about the crops the latest reports we've been getting from crimea suggest kiev might now be ready to resume water supplies if both sides can agree on a price but some officials are doubting that's going to happen as we've just heard as well the damage has already been done to those crops and that's what one of the big worries because it's a huge income there for the regions will keep you posted. now amid the ukraine crisis and fears over energy supplies to europe calls have been growing in the block to secure a new supply be ready to step into the breach that says the country skyrocketing oil production levels made the white house consider now lifting
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a forty year old export ban and to enter the world market selling should be easier than ever because of its potential competitors have had their all industries essentially destroyed by years of unrest where the us has played a part artie's going to chicken explains a bit. three years after the civil war broke out in libya the country's oil infrastructure is in disarray the country is awash with weapons heavily armed militias are invading oil fields seizing major or ports locals are blockading facilities demanding jobs libya's oil production plummeted from one point four million barrels a day in twenty a level to one hundred fifty thousand barrels a day in march this year libya has the largest proven oil reserves in africa major international energy companies operating in the country believe the production will eventually pick up but before it happens will see more disruptions due to the chaotic situation there serious or production is in shambles due to the civil war
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there in the last three years it went from four hundred thousand barrels a day to twenty five thousand it took iraq years to recover from the blow that was delivered to its oil industry by sanctions then the us invasion and the subsequent civil war iraq's output began to rise only four years ago after it secured service contracts with a large oil group such as b.p. shell exxon mobil and any iraq has become the second largest producer of crude oil in opec having surpassed the wrong and is planning to produce more so the energy giants are looking to profit there even despite security challenges there's no development going on there's no infrastructure going to get any kind of benefit from this oil it's not like anyone is investing in roads and electricity or anything else so i think the political destruction and the economic destruction of these countries goes together with increasing to droll companies that the crisis in
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ukraine offers certain benefits and opportunities for u.s. and european energy giants any disruption in supply. it would be good news for them and another thing they would allow the companies to lobby for more exploration licenses especially in the development of shale gas think europe all under the banner of diversifying your energy supply in washington i'm going to check out r.t. indeed when you look at it iraqi libya just a couple of the five of the world's top ten countries indeed in terms of all reserves that have been targeted by the u.s. is not always about military action tough sanctions were imposed on iran in twenty twelve harve that country's export revenues within a year in venezuela president maduro recently accused washington of instigating street protests there of course is well covered in order to get its hands on the country's all reserves currently the largest in the world plus the crisis in
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ukraine has already led to washington sanctioning a number of russian companies and officials threatening broader restrictions on the country's energy sector. now according to a founding member of the civil rights group americans for aids abroad were never about taking over energy supplies though william torah says the real aim was simply to destroy the competition right in the u.s. oil for energy production is made possible by massive investments in hydraulic fracturing or fracking. and that is made possible by the high price of oil that is obtained since the us invaded iraq and destroyed its. state owned oil industry the war in iraq was the best thing that ever happened for exxon mobil and chevron the biggest us oil producers it took a like ten percent of the world's oil supply off the market that's where the sanctions are that's about sanctions on iran or about syria is not a major oil producer but it is a close friend for iranian oil to reach the mediterranean basically war in the
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middle east whether it's the destruction of iraq or the bombing of libya the sanctions on iran have served to keep prices high and restrict production which is given to us if they did listen if that u.s. so-called energy self-sufficiency will lead to less u.s. overseas military involved the fact that we need to more. coming up the syrian government's in the crosshairs of a fresh allegations of chemical weapons being used in dozens of a touch will live on that right after this quick break.
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a little. technology innovation all the wisdom elements from around russia we've got the future are covered. your friend posts a photo from a vacation you can't. call it different. the boss repeats the same old joke of course you like. your ex-girlfriend still pens tear jerking poetry keep count. we post only what really matters. to your facebook news feed. hello again france is claiming the government troops in syria may have used chemical weapons in more than a dozen attacks two in the past month damascus has denied the accusations and the
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country is closely following the international disarmament plan that was agreed on last year should any journalist to. talk more on the crisis let's get his thoughts on how high their folks move with this report say a botched attempt by the rebels to leave the syrian government without water supplies led to a humanitarian crisis in aleppo just a few days ago what out in there can you can you paint a bigger picture for us. are you asking me about the accusations of the chemical weapons attack we'll get to the second first of all i want to talk about the book the water being cut off to aleppo and then the potential humanitarian disaster they will come back to the chemical weapons in a moment if we will ok ok well there were accusations on both directions as far as that goes these so-called rebels have blown up the electricity grid and put a lot into darkness and this is not the first time they have done but they have also been targeting and killing crews that were trying to fix the pipelines
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and the electricity grids so as far as that goes the rebels have done more to destroy the infrastructure in syria not just pertaining to water and electricity but also to communications and all sorts of infrastructure that is necessary for the continuation of normal life in syria so i find the second is a simplest posterous considering what the rebels have done throughout all of syria not just. back to the lead in to our chart here i mean france claiming as i mentioned your government troops in syria may have used chemical weapons or more that doesn't attacks syria denied that your thoughts. well as you all know the syrian government has agreed under the plan engineered by lover of to get rid of its chemical weapons and that has already eliminated about ninety
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four percent of its chemical weapons gusts so this accusation comes as a last attempt to snatch or fabricate an incident that might instigate an international military intervention in syria right before syria is about eliminate all of its chemical weapons so if syria has already agreed to eliminate its weapons to avoid a military strike why would that undertake such a strike at this point in time are these little i could be any further diplomatic breakthrough any time soon the u.s. secretary of state john kerry is of course out of london to meet with the syrian opposition the so-called friends of syria does that mean they're not willing at all to talk with the a sad side any more no. well as far as the friends of syria are concerned with friends like that who needs enemies those so-called friends have been destroying syria arming rebels funneling money to terrorists
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within syria who are cutting off heads and eating livers and hearts so now the most recent episode. claims that these super powers and regional powers are going to arm the terrorists and syria if anything comes out of that meeting i think it will be a more thorough resume and the structure and the purpose of course is to. weaken the syrian army on the syrian state so it was succumb to the political terms of the united states government this is not the front my friend from what is going on and the ukraine's the u.s. trying through its proxy pollers or allies to weaken and the pandan state and make it all the line of us imperialism. thank you for your time thanks for bringing out international. international criminal courts relaunching
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a preliminary examination of alleged war crimes committed by the u.k. military in iraq britain's troops are accused of unlawfully killing more than sixty men and torturing dozens more in custody further as more. the preliminary investigation is into allegations of prisoner abuse by u.k. personnel in iraq between two thousand and three and two thousand and eight now we've seen videos in the past that have documented instances of abuse of detainees but the ministry of defense has always maintained that the vast majority of soldiers serving in iraq acted professionally now campaigners have alleged that the abuse was far more widespread and these allegations have never really gone away that was two thousand and six when the international criminal court was first asked to look into allegations of war crimes that at the time they determined that
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threshold had not been met now it was this year at the beginning of the year that we saw this new file two hundred fifty pages of what lawyers say is more than four hundred cases of allegations of mistreatment or unlawful killing was passed to the i.c.c. and it's so on the back of that that we've seen this initial investigation taking place now the i.c.c. preliminary investigation could actually take several years before they decide whether to take it any further and remember the international criminal court set up to bring justice against these accused of war crimes or crimes against humanity and it is the first time that the u.k. has found itself the subject of an i.c.c. probe albeit a preliminary one of the government is saying they will fully cooperate with the investigation but they completely reject that u.k. servicemen are responsible for the story for those well who don't have.
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police clashed with the deaths of at least two hundred. fifty five of the four dispersed around the go but. desperately trying to locate the one hundred. people still unaccounted for the explosion was caused by an electrical fault a three day morning has been declared for the victims of one of the worst mine accidents in turkey's history. a french photojournalist has been killed in the central african republic the twenty six year old was found dead in a vehicle in the west of the country with christian militia continuing to battle muslim fighters so far over seven thousand troops from france the e.u. and the african union failed to quell sectarian tensions have left thousands of people dead some twelve thousand u.n. peacekeepers are also expected to be deployed in the country in september. quite well i mentioned that we could we were hoping to follow that story in iraq there i believe now we can talk to
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a human rights lawyer and activist craig who's on the line there i can hope you can hear me kevin when you talk to live on r.t. . the case is said to be two hundred fifty pages long against the u.k. forces if you think this could lead to actual charges or not. well it's quite impressive and just the start of the u.k. and even being subjected to preliminary investigation at the international criminal court is the first european country where that has happened so this is an unusual scrutiny and something that the u.k. will start to need to be concerned about different people speculating about where it may lead and but hopefully it will shed some light on the issue and seek to press the matter to get some kind of justice but all of you said it's not the first time the i.c.c. has looked into the u.k.'s alleged war crimes is it what what makes this case a potentially stronger than previous a terms or one of the few differences is that the volume people are now complaining of the number of victims you have submitted
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the complaint in the initial case it was a smaller number and that was one of the factors that the i.c.c. took into consideration when they once investigating it was not that it was not any concern about lack of that there was evidence just that abuse is a complex is a matter of volume and now much greater there's a large number of deaths as well as serious used to being complained of and of course these aren't the only cases there are lots of reprieved including a gentleman called us from tony who's a construction worker who went to iraq and find employment there was subjected to seriously treatment by the brits but one player was then transferred to bangor maine the hands of the american so one of the concerns that we hope the i.c.c. look at when encouraged in trying to look at a spectrum of u.k. or boost is in a contract to the iraq war but to tackle more broadly even peanuts with which the u.k. has been allowed to operate in the context of the so-called war on terror be that.
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remains detaining they today despite being cleared for release on two separate occasions all of the victims of abuse in iraq. craig thanks for your thoughts and speaking out international's pre-show to letting in so quick break no i had the rise of islam is sunday it's dangerous for nigeria state so in focus on the mountains of breaking the set up you enjoy that maybe i'll see you again in about thirty five minutes time this is. personal data far trusted cloud service. that ensures protecting your privacy. could be erased randomly get stolen. or become a target of the n.s.a.
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. what if unclouded sky is right above the clouds on our team. what's happened in everyone i mean martin and this is a break in the set so today members of congress grilled obama's nominee for the northern district court in georgia michael boggs and with good reason for his blog doesn't exactly have a stellar track record to say the least in fact as
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a georgia state lawmaker he voted in favor of keeping the confederate insignia on the georgia state flag lovely but even more shocking was his support of a radical amendment that would have made it easier for anti abortion activists to target abortion providers according to ny roll pro-choice advocacy group when boggs was a legislator he quote voted in favor of an anti choice amendment that would have required internet accessible profiles of doctors to include the numbers of abortion procedures the doctor provided in the previous ten years and effects of such a measure could put physicians at risk wow will hope why on earth would obama nominate such a backward thinking judge and first place because of a little tricky measure allowed by senate judiciary chairman patrick leahy which grants state senators the authority to veto the president's judicial nominees in their home state which would leave that position vacant this resulted in georgia senator saxby chambliss and johnny ike assen telling obama that they would veto
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anyone he nominated aside from a short list of alter conservative judges and what do you know obama compiled complied apparently it's better to have a pro confederate anti choice judge sitting on the court to the no judge at all but considering the nationwide attack on women and minority rights it's easy to imagine how if boggs nomination goes through is a lifetime presence on a high court will pete social progress yeah i'm pretty sure no judge at all would be a better option now let's break the set. it was a. very hard to take a. look. at her how exactly would that hurt their little. girl.
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this week the fears of top climate scientists were confirmed the collapse of the western antarctic ice ice sheet is already underway and according to two separate studies conducted by the university of washington and nasa it appears unstoppable the ice sheets collapse will result in a shocking as to made a thirteen foot rise in sea levels an amount that can gulf coast all regions around the world transforming the earth as we know it today and although the estimated rise is not expected to call made for centuries to come these reports arrive on the heels of a number of concerning studies about the current rate of rising sea levels and one person has been on the cusp of this research dr brown book wise old words all i
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wrote that i got it wrong and here see here climate science of the union of concerned scientists she joins me now to break down the latest thank you so much for coming on brenda thank you so can you start breaking down these new reports how did not reach the conclusion that this massive melting was about to uncover essentially there are ocean waters underneath the west antarctic area that they were studying that are routing the base of this area and if this were to unleash thirteen feet of sea level is substantial when here in washington d.c. thirteen feet is something that would be a hurricane isabel seal. hurricane isabel storm surge plus three feet of sea level rise which would inundate the national airport runways it's insane i mean before what were they saying that the sea level was going to be the rise by the the national climate assessment just released in that week for the u.s. why clee by the end of the century twenty one hundred we would have between say two
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and five feet of sea level rise this is an astronomical increase than what we've heard before and give us a timetable for this melt essentially it could take one hundred two hundred maybe three hundred years however the pace of change could be faster that's one of the uncertainties of when but what's striking about what these findings are is the scientists say no matter what we do at this point this has irreversible stoppable it's going to happen it's just a matter of when isn't that a little bit dangerous for an organization to claim something as unstoppable i mean is that really the case. believe it it is it is sobering but at least because we can study how much time it will take we can take the steps to protect and prepare communities if we knew that thirteen feet were in the horizon and maybe a century or two away that means we could develop structures and infrastructure out of coastal communities around the world to prepare for this right and then march
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the u.n. released a report on the threat of rising sea levels last week the white house concluded the effects of global warming are being felt right now you know the pentagon saying that this is you know an international threat what do these reports tell us about what's happening right now in terms of climate change right now we're already seeing that climate change is real it's already affecting people around the world in high mountain top snowpack is melting sea levels are rising and we're having extreme punishing heat waves and it's not something out in the distant future it's something you were already grappling with however this report does talk about something. that is unstoppable that we do have a little bit more time to repair thirteen feet of sea level rise is substantial and that's what's so scary about these findings and of course you know you'll hear people point to evidence from the national snow and ice data center that arctic sea ice is actually extended to a thirty five year high i mean what is your response to these kind of arguments when they're combating these facts oh well this is well known that around
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antarctica it's been isolated and it's been very cold and we have every winter season which happens to be opposite from the arctic we have a growth of sea ice and then melt back and we see some increase and that's a cold part of the world however there are parts of the antarctic ice sheet that are among the fastest warming that little tip that sticks out that you often see on the maps that part is warming very fast and then the arctic that part of the world the sea ice is shrinking and more disturbingly the greenland ice sheet and the glaciers there are rapidly melting and parts of antarctica again can unload massive amounts of ice so you're saying that when there is a record breaking cold day does that mean that global warming isn't true brad while i mean i just keep getting these i mean it's it seems silly but it seems like this is kind of a counterargument that's pervasive is that record breaking days of climate change exactly is that it's climate it's not just hot and it's not just cold absolutely
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there are hot places and there are cold places to counterbalance that but overall when you look at the global average temperature we have the hottest decade on record happened just recently amazing and i can't help but on a federal level here i understand there's a lot of pressure on individuals as well there should be to calculate their carbon footprint and to be conscious consumers of course that that's very important i just feel like there is very little action being taken on a federal level in terms of methane emissions i mean meat the meat industry so many things that this country could really take the initiative and change the dialogue and really get things moving in are these. people short sighted are they not looking out for their great grandchildren and those children after that i mean how do they not see the urgency here some leaders do and they are taking steps for example senator nelson just went down to florida and had a hearing on climate change and sea level rise in florida however unfortunately as you know the majority in congress are overwhelmed by other interests that are
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invested in ancient forms of energy and but we do see leaders at the local level at the national climate assessment release we had a local leader of course and jacobs from florida who is taking action and she's working with the republican mayors and democratic mayors down in the four county compact area of southeast florida so local leaders are there grappling with climate change every day they don't have time for cars and part of politics and waiting for people to sit on their hands however at the federal level just next month there is going to be announcement of new rules in environmental protection agency to reduce emissions from power plants that are emitting the dirtiest forms of carbon dioxide that's wonderful to hear and your response all sort of people who look at al gore and they say look he's flying around in his private jane and i'm playing and i'm driving my big hummer and now that i'm hearing this is thirteen foot rise is inevitable i don't have to do anything it's over i mean and he sort of message for those people we've only had a taste of the beginning taste of global warming and climate change and therefore
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if we do not do everything we can to reduce the pace of emissions these changes will happen much faster much more severe and we will have less time and will be more costly in terms of lives and economic costs and is there anything that individuals can do to either pressure or govern to really take action or orders and their own lives vote in the midterm elections in the united states voters around the world india just had a huge election and people around the world really need to hold their leaders accountable so that we can look for solutions and not be stuck at denying the. it's happening all right or we're living on one organism or one giant human family thank you so much for coming on thank you lee i want to break it down. coming up because i'll talk about what the media is ignoring while obsessing over racist basketball owner stay tuned. we'll. take you. there which i would.
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but. we're going to do. that you know the price is the only industry specifically mentioned in the constitution and. that's because a free and open process is critical to our democracy but there's. in fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of our government and across several we've been hydrogen lying handful of trans national corporations that will profit by destroying what our founding fathers once will just my job market and on this show we reveal the big picture of what's actually going on in the world we go beyond identifying the problem trucks and
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rational debate and a real discussion of critical issues facing us to find him are you ready to join the movement then walk a little bit. i marinate join me on thirteen deaths impartial and financial reporting commentary interviews and much much. only on bombast and only. in the wake of referenda demanding self-determination ukraine as a sovereign state continues down the path of disintegration the western backed regime in kiev is adamant it will not talk to so-called terrorists meanwhile
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protesters in the east and south of ukraine are voting with their feet. among the people generally corrupt liberty cannot long exist so it's time to blow the whistle and start a revolution before we're all slaves to the. and they're generally correct. i. suppose a lot going on in the world today guys mass kidnappings in nigeria ongoing drone wars fascism rising in ukraine and of course you know the corporate media only has a one track mind so what story are they getting the life out of this week. i want to go back now to that explosive new audio released by radar online dot com from donald sterling and ed sterling gives a bizarre explanation for his racist rant he says he was only trying to get into
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bed with b. fifty ya know i'm his confidant. his best friend. his silly rabbit what is he to kill me big bad you know what is he done well it's a business person who's got aids or so you're saying that african-americans don't contribute to their to african-american communities as much as jewish there is no average that america never mind in the end racism will never be wiped out it's a neurosis a mental deficiency. yes bill racism is a mental deficiency not something that's culturally bred or institutionally codified well done in-depth analysis so of course when the m.s.m. is focusing on superficial race bating usually means there nor in everything else that's important take syria for example it's the same country d.c. meo khan's been invited to bomb the hell out of is undergoing a devastating humanitarian crisis according to syrian foreign ministry three
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million people in the city of aleppo have been without potable drinking water for nine entire days according to digital journal extrude mr rebel forces have b.c. to the city have taken control of two main pumping stations and regime held areas but their attack backfired and of cut off water for everyone including the rebel stronghold and the heavily divided battleground city as you can see from these devastating images the situation is beyond dire women and children are being forced to collect water from contaminated mosques and wiles just to survive civilians are drinking water any way they can building makeshift pumps and drinking out of dirty puddles and even resorting to drinking waste water the ministry has said that they're seeking urgent solutions of the situation poses a threat to citizens' lives and warns of spreading epidemics among the residents this is not the first time the city's infrastructure has been attacked by anti assad radicals have been previous attempts to damage the water supply and cut up
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electricity for millions of residents however despite these actions the government is by proxy employing al qaeda offshoot job. with weapons because that's more important to ally with al-qaeda than to employ puppet regimes than it is to actually fight said enemy since two thousand and eleven over one hundred fifty thousand people been killed in syria's bloody civil war and all of whatever legitimate opposition forces exist are now dominated by these radical islamist factions logistically backed by the u.s. and. don't get me wrong the assad government is also doing horrific damage by continuing to drop devastating barrel bombs on the city resulting in mass casualties of civilian populations although barrel bombs are a violation of international law assad has refused to comply to halt the shelling but for some odd reason syria only makes the news when it's convenient for me establishment uses buzz words like w m d's and chemical weapons even though the us
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and its allies are the biggest purveyors of this type of illegal weaponry look the people of syria deserve self-determination and it's unacceptable to shell civilian populations or bomb them indiscriminately but it's beyond insane to supply the opposition forces with the weapons claim that they're preventing instead of weapons from getting into the hands of terrorists and they're not the same terrorist acts of this government claims to be fighting everywhere else in the world however you won't hear about this glaring hypocrisy on the m.s.m. or even by human rights organizations like human rights watch and i'll tell you why it's because these establishment organizations only care about audio assad they talk about the deadly actions of the opposition will undermine western imperialist goals to ultimately implant regime change in the country and that's why you won't see this tragic story covered in all its complexities in the mainstream media or even watchdog organizations we're supposed to look for for the truth is at the end
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of the day even tragedy is politicized by those with an agenda. last month saw her reflect and disturbing kidnapping of more than two hundred boarding school girls take place and book nigeria the operation was conducted by the radical islamist insurgent group boko haram which has been linked to more than ten thousand in the region and now many worry that the girls will be sold as sex slaves. at first the western world paid little to no attention at the kidnapping but over the last couple of weeks a twitter campaign using our hash tag save our girls has taken the internet by storm has now become a viral sensation the hashtag campaign has been so effective that this week the u.s. government sent in a panel of security experts that have launched surveillance planes to assist in the rescue of these girls but is this mission as noble and justified as it appears or
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is there a far more complex context on ravel in order understand the international implications of this story or to discuss just that this is what it means for the future of u.s. nigerian relations i'm joined now by dr haile alam professor of african studies at howard university a professor and richard america of georgetown university thank you so much both of you for coming on. dr who let's start with you since book around came into being in two thousand to the group has been linked to an estimated ten thousand deaths how does organization been able to thrive and why is nigerian government so ineffective in dealing with the rising insurgency. program. husband group at least you know because of the sad tragedy of the two hundred over the two hundred good so are held hostage you know but the problem goes deeper than that because it touches on issues of but governance issues of part of political. problems that have been raised both by the activists these instead of just in their
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idea of the idea the deal is done is that the place is even though structured to see just two more used to emphasize the the income economic inequality in just the suspect though that we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that ideally to place a big part in this is done and if we can with traditionally was very tolerant and inclusive has been changed somewhat by by the global movement of suffixed movement of jihad is that has influenced this new group which has combined communities and community with its political issues for us or america according to a report last year by nigeria's national human rights commission and your military is a legally detained tortured raped civilians during its fight against boko haram over the past couple of years even crackdown of the protest movement against the government's ineptitude in letting them get away with said kidnappings why do the crimes of the nigerian government in large lee kind of just unspoken about well
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i've been both economic development specialists so my view of this is a comprehensive economic development strategy is what's required not only in our jury but throughout africa and if we are able to take this occasion and and others. make a commitment to a comprehensive development program that we will see this diminish i'm not an expert on the issue of terrorism now sure well i mean that you bring up a good point which is that nigeria is receiving roughly six hundred ninety three million dollars in foreign aid i mean why do you think economically we're investing so much in a country that actually is employing a horrendous torture regime and allowing these kind of things to go on that are well. imperfect governments are more common. around the world. nevertheless there are development strategies that can make steady progress towards the goal of middle income country by
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a date certain say twenty forty or twenty fifty in the case of nigeria that requires. investment in education. including new management education which is my focus business schools basically they are key to stimulating. enterprise development and new jobs and building the manufacturing sector manufacturing being value added processing on raw materials which are the predominant export so africa can make excel aerated progress nigeria including when there is sufficient investment by the nigerian government by. private investors from outside and from lateral institutions such as the world bank. in quality education quality education is the key i know that that is one of the flashpoints in northern
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nigeria i'm not able to comment on the cultural dynamic that makes that a tricky proposition for. the nonetheless there are universities in northern nigeria they have management programs we ought to. make them strong. ok what looks go back to you dr who why do you think the crimes of the nigerian government have been a largely ignored in this entire fight and dialogue. i believe the critical elements in the issues of the geopolitics of. the governments was to be to be perceived as he said earlier nigeria is not a poor country it's the the biggest it's the country with the biggest population in the continent it was always it's the richest or it's up like country and it has high very pick ups and pickups think the translates into into issues of inequality between regions between social groups and the discontent and the admission people
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feel but. the reason that doesn't can be committed to it is related to what was mentioned as ineptitude and knock of political will both by and by people in government and the opposition groups also who should be part of it where they like to score interest by playing the the politics of expediency by way of where this extremists exploit troubled waters i think that's usually the reason that they don't forcefully push it and why do you think that they are still receiving millions of dollars and eight hundred lines are dollars in aid rather from this government considering that they kind of have been complicit the government has been complicit. to the fact that's one of the issues that raised with countries like india in fact in china on friday until recently so that's a separate issue in terms of. aids related to other issues instead so for currently what do you see us the idea is you know employing regime change tactics in cuba i
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don't really look at any aid organization and say that you are really doing what you're setting out to do without any sort of political motivations there but you know let's talk about the economic development in africa because i know that tom dispatch just had a great report on how the u.s. is actually in almost every single country in africa doing more than one military operation a day across the region there was just a general from u.s. afrikaans. telling a roomful of military contractors we're out of war i mean when you say when you hear these kind of things how does that play into the actual self-determination of these countries economic development that's aside from kind of these military and incursions and having military involvement to make that happen while there's been significant progress steady progress despite. obstacles of one kind or another in building the private sector and developing a strong private sector is is the desire of most people in africa and around the
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world. it's a learning curve as most things are in life they're on a learning curve they're getting better they're making mistakes some trial and error but there is a growing middle class there's a growing professional class professional management class. and it's likely that the private sector's ability to compete globally and to meet on met needs in africa. will accelerate our job is to support that facilitate that help that's what more you want and what does that mean support facilitate and help because not just where i am not very invested in quality education k. through twelve and beyond including. engineering technical skills management if africa has one hundred accredited business schools by the year two
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thousand and thirty many other good things will happen in health care job creation . protecting the environment. building housing so and so did this agree with the senate but it is all kind of implied through these military i mean what we're going to zation is can we trust to employ this kind of self-determination and and help what you would say i mean it is like any other organization is imperfect as i said but the successful development sort of the millennium challenge corporation so do corporations who are doing what is referred to as firms corporate social responsibility that is becoming more focused on economic development and apprise development. really will get better at it will make mistakes but we will see in a generation or two. a predator in a robust african private sector and let's turn to you dr who we have about a minute left but you know basically people are just saying when we support kind of
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this military intervention in nigeria we're supporting a larger expansionist policy that's just going to. eventually destabilize the region even more you know funny needs these torture regimes etc what should we do when we don't want to we don't want to sponsor the states we want to help the people of nigeria we want to eliminate poke around obviously bring them to justice but we don't want to sponsor military intervention what can we do to help i think the thing to do is in the critics and say to combine both the elements of institution building and the economic us that would prevent such things and also the same time be part of addressing these to blend in so you know the extremist groups and instance groups earlier in the new program in extremist islamists in syria or other parts the world has an obligation to really address them because sometimes these problems become too big and the third to deal what's going on now in nigeria is the sort of first time in indicates a free cars emerged really paul current economic continental can be so this would
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be a good opportunity to bite the bullet on the economic us speaks with a little combine its putting together for the curious thank you so much both of you for joining me really. that's our show you guys are making tomorrow when i break the sun all over again. such. good luck. to everybody. cut me no law no weapons of my own life like the pain.
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the wake of. ukraine as a sovereign state continues down the path of. the western backed. protesters in the east and south of ukraine. i think. it's now a. while but. this
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is all to international tonight the u.n. says ukraine violates international agreements. with the organization. and its. united states considers lifting a decades old exporting oil chief. international criminal court. allegedly committed troops.
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good evening i'm carol lin this is art international coming she live from moscow it's very good to have you company this we're starting with this news the u.n. examining reports of government forces in ukraine using helicopters bearing the organizations insignia in a military operation in the east of the country and they've confirmed it would mean kiev is violating its agreement with the united nations the organization said here you can see helicopters with u.n. logos during heavy fighting near the city of kramatorsk where several paratroopers were killed with casualties also reports of a man antigovernment activist to we asked the u.n. to comment in this is the response we got back the organization says that the country that owns the equipment is supposed to remove any u.n. insignia when it's no longer being used for official missions using the u.n. identifiers is only allowed on such missions and the crackdown on ukraine's breakaway regions isn't one of them. well the video with helicopters was filmed by
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a russian journalist crew from the life news t.v. channel they were shot so near from a tools after the fighting apparently ended they were unable to leave their car because of the gun fire escape unscathed we spoke to a correspondent from life news who was involved in the incident. got it down because of the come on the military vehicles were gone we tried to enter the village to see if there were casualties among the locals and if anyone needed help but when we got close we came across an a.p.c. with a ukrainian flag on it and armed people dressed in black we were in a car with a sign t.v. on it but they started shooting in our direction we turned around and drove to safety in order not to provoke them on locals or in horror because of get home many took shelter in the basement of their home when it was indiscriminate shooting and many bullets hit windows so it was impossible to hide from them in the house itself in the developments russia's foreign minister also touched on the ongoing military
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operation in eastern ukraine on the alleged use of helicopters when the un markings in his interview with bloomberg t.v. so good ever since stopping the offensive is essential if a dialogue with the regions that kiev is now initiating is to succeed here. is first of all the end of this operation you cannot invite people to sit down and talk as you continue to shell them from artillery from mortars from. fighter planes helicopters and we certainly want to understand how it happened that the u.n. local u.n. paint that helicopters were used against the protesters in the east and the cells the united nations already expressed its very deep concern but my point is that if you want to promote national dialogue you don't do it. while you are fighting demonstrators who do not agree with your government. russia's chief diplomat was
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not only answering questions but also asked some of his own pacifically addressing the west constant threat of sanctions against moscow based on dubious reasons if the west just for the sake of revenge. is ready to sacrifice its reputation as a reliable partner for the entire world economy then it's up to them to decide the problem is they tell us well if you do not change your policy we will hurt you even more my question is. what is the change you need there is no answer they started by saying couple of months ago you must not invade ukraine we were not going to invade ukraine we are not going to invade ukraine. then they said if you do not. call for the cancellation of this referendums on the eleventh of may so putin said that you know it's up to the people. to decide but we
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believe that given the intention of oil see to start the dialogue it would be useful to postpone them now they see if they will the actions on the twenty fifth of may do not take place for any reason for any reason russia would probably a lot of isn't it ridiculous. would spike consistent talk of sanctions there are signs that europe's becoming weary with the measure and its role in the ukrainian crisis to discuss this let's go to london jonathan stills there is an author and columnist from the u.k. guardian newspaper hi jonathan nice to see you tonight these signs of mostly come from germany for example the countries that vice chancellor yes they admitted i'm quoting here that the e.u. was acting unreasonably in relation to ukraine saying that it was unwise to create an impression that ukraine had to choose between russia and the e.u. now of course those comments jonathan coming hot on the heels of statements from previous chancellor schroeder and smith who said part of the blame for the ukrainian turmoil is on the west now not a look at it germany is what are europe's leading members see how those statements
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are going to be received in the rest of the block. well i hope they will listen to them and accept them but it's also very important that there are is this now a national dialogue going on in a key or if that seems to be very much supported by germany the foreign minister frank. was in kiev also to try and get the national dialogue off the ground and that's really important but you see i mean germany has always been more pragmatic and realistic and less keen on hawkish confrontation with russia than anybody else in the certainly than the united states i mean in the times of the cold war don't forget detente was very much pushed by village brown to the circle last politic and now you have a kind of chancellor merkel's own polity going on now trying to be more reasonable on the issue of ukraine than her you colleagues but even condemnation even lately all that much of the expected to come from if the u.s. secretary of state recently condemning brussels for making mistakes as he put it
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that led to the current crisis what are your thoughts on that washington's comments there well it is part of this sort of near calm attitude i mean although the bush administration that was really dominated by neo-cons is now a thing of the past and has been for the last five years there are still very strong neo con voices in the united states and they're pushing this hard line confrontation with russia trying to pull the ukraine into the western or bit differently presumably they wanted to join nato and it's extremely provocative. talking today about the sanctions being imposed and continue to be imposed on russia he said that the thought it was an act of revenge what you think about that . well there maybe some element in it i mean the main point i think is that a lot of western policy just gives no space for the views of people in eastern and southern ukraine at all that they just assume that they're somehow puppets or pawns
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of moscow that the kremlin is sort of pulling all the strings and it's a real insult to the people of eastern ukraine who have their own views some of the hardliners have a very different view from russia it's quite clear they held the referendum in spite of putin saying it should have been perspire and and then there are the moderate voices who also want to different policy but they should be listened to too and they're the ones who feel that there's too much domination in kiev of western ukrainians some of them with the neo nazi and fascist background and there should be a much more representative government and that's why they also feel that the may the twenty fifth presidential election will not really produce much of a solution or much of a good use of drugs and of tension because to them the main candidates certainly the one who's most likely to win this to. represent really western ukraine and only it's just a one man band i mean there needs to be local elections parliamentary elections and a real national dialogue in which the people of the east have a genuine voice and that it's listened to by what it sounds good on paper it
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doesn't seem to be happening here for that moment only today there was a so-called unity round table but nobody from the east was invited it's not a great start is it. you know with that certainly true it wasn't actually clear who was invited. said that these so-called separatists and to progress and so on won't be invited but there are many other people as i've just said from eastern and southern ukraine who are. representative and should be in fact i mean recent polls have shown that the majority of eastern and southern ukraine is do not want to join russia they're not separatists but only twenty four percent of them have any faith in kiev so it's all about lack of confidence lack of trust in this new government came to power unconstitutionally by a coup in february. and they've failed to broaden the base of that government in the two months or so since they've been in part that's what needs to happen broaden the base of the government in kiev have a genuine parliamentary elections local elections and invite the people of the
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south and east to the jack national dialogue jonathan steele from london and thank you for. a bit the ukraine crisis and fears of a new supplies to europe calls have been growing in the block to secure a new supplier it seems the u.s. navy ready to step into the breach that says the country's skyrocketing oil production levels made the white house consider lifting a forty year old export ban and enter the world market selling should be easier than ever as some of its potential competitors have had their oil industries essentially destroyed by years upon rest where the u.s. played a part artie's got it she can explains more. three years after the civil war broke out in libya the country's oil infrastructure is in disarray the country is awash with weapons heavily armed militias are invading oil fields seizing major all ports locals are blockading facilities demanding jobs libya's oil production plummeted from one point four million barrels a day in twenty
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a level to one hundred fifty thousand barrels a day in march this year libya has the largest proven oil reserves in africa major international energy companies operating in the country believe the production will eventually pick up but before it happens will see more disruptions due to the chaotic situation there serious oil production is in shambles due to the civil war there in the last three years it went from four hundred thousand barrels a day to twenty five thousand it took iraq years to recover from the blow that was delivered to its oil industry by sanctions then the us invasion and the subsequent civil war iraq's output began to rise only four years ago after it secured service contracts with a large oil group such as b.p. shell exxon mobil and any iraq has become the second largest producer of crude oil in opec having surpassed the wrong and is planning to produce more so the energy
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giants are looking to profit there even despite security challenges there's no development going on no infrastructure going on these countries are not getting any kind of benefit from this oil it's not like anyone is investing in roads and electricity or anything else so i think the political destruction and economic destruction of these countries goes together with increasing to droll companies that the crisis in ukraine offers certain benefits and opportunities for u.s. and european energy giants any disruption in supply of russian energy to europe would be good news for them among other things it would allow the companies to lobby for more. exploration licenses especially in the development of shale gas in this thing europe all under the banner of diversifying europe's energy supplies in washington i'm going to check an arche. record libya among five of the world's top countries in terms of all reserves that have been targeted by the u.s. it's not always about military action the tough sanctions were imposed of course
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all around back in twenty twelve that half that country's revenues exports within a year in venezuela president would do recently accused washington of instigating street protests in order to get its hands on the country's all reserves current the largest in the world plus the crisis in ukraine has already led to washington sanctioning a number of russian companies and officials threatening broader sanctions on the country's energy sector to according to a founding member of a civil rights group americas for a is a broad never about taking over energy supplies the will of doris's the real aim was simply to destroy the competition will rise in the us or energy production is made possible by a massive investment in hydraulic fracturing or fracking. and that is made possible by the high price of oil that is obtained since the us invaded iraq and destroyed its. state owned oil industry the war in iraq was the best thing that ever happened for exxon mobil and chevron the biggest us oil producers it took like ten percent
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of the world's oil supply off the market that's why the sanctions are there that's of the sanctions on iran are about syria is not a major oil producer but it is a close attention route for iranian oil to reach the mediterranean basically war in the middle east whether it's the destruction of iraq or the bombing of libya the sanctions on iran have served to keep prices high and restrict production which is has given the us a big good it's a myth that u.s. so-called energy self-sufficiency will lead to less u.s. overseas military involved the fact that the lead to more. reports night is another window for america's energy forum fortunes to guess who just landed a top job in ukraine other than the sun the boys president joe biden has joined the board of a gas just weeks after his father professed to the bulk of the for these and when we saw mine and giving through the boot small businesses claim overzealous food regulations by the e.u. a damaging trade and they fear they could lose their livelihood over
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what matters to you breaking news a little turn it into angles stories. so you hear. the spanish find out more visit. alone again the international criminal courts relaunching a preliminary examination of alleged war crimes committed by the u.k. military in iraq britain's troops are accused of unlawfully killing more than sixty men and torturing dozens more in custody sarah firth reports. the preliminary investigation is into allegations of prisoner abuse by u.k. personnel in iraq between two thousand and three and two thousand and eight now we've seen videos in the past that have documented instances of abuse of detainees
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but the ministry of defense has always maintained that the vast majority of soldiers serving in iraq acted professionally now campaigners have alleged that the abuse with far more widespread in these allegations have never really gone away that was two thousand and six when the international criminal court was first asked to look into allegations of war crimes there at the time they determined that threshold had not been met now as this year at the beginning of the year that we saw this new file two hundred fifty pages of what lawyers say is more than four hundred cases of allegations of mistreatment or unlawful killing was passed to the i.c.c. and it's on the back of that that we've seen this initial investigation taking place now the i.c.c. preliminary investigation could actually take several years before they decide
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whether to take it any further and remember the international criminal court set up to bring justice against these accused of war crimes or crimes against humanity and it is the first time that the u.k. has found itself the subject of an i.c.c. probe albeit a preliminary one of the government is saying they will fully cooperate with the investigation but they completely reject that u.k. service and are responsible. for the some terrible formal of to the groom nicholas most who is in the british army at the time used for one of the most of the legal senior officer officers there during the iraq war so now you're a man of the churches but a career change i guess but if you could bear with us will rewind the clock but you saw firsthand the kind of interrogation processes are going over that were used by the british army what were those procedures. well i mean i was the first to stumble upon this abuse of prisoners in ma as early as march two thousand and three at the
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wall was just days old and i went into the prisoner of war camp to deal with another issue and looked into an interrogation facility where i saw approximately forty prisoners and in stress positions and eat the use of generators which in my view is being used liberally to create an impression to the prisoners who are about to undergo interrogation whatsoever impression. well i mean i think if you're a prisoner just freshly captioned you're about to be interrogated and someone's got a generator running outside the interrogation facility and you've got to put on your head you probably think it's being used to muffle the sound of someone being interrogated and whatever's going on in the interrogation facility that was the impression i got and it was denied but everything was tonight it was said that it was lawful it was part of u.k. doctrine and when i complained that it breached the geneva conventions i was told that i got the law wrong. what is the actual case regarding the law especially if in that field looking back now do you still think the same or or do you believe
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that it was legal. no it is unlawful it's clear the geneva conventions applied because we were in an international conflict article thirteen of the third geneva convention forbids violence and intimidation and intimidation it was clear that this was violence and intimidation against prisoners at the same time when this was hotly contested at the time the european convention on human rights prohibits under article three and human and treatment and torture and there is just the government were not prepared to concede that the convention on human rights applied that to prisoners the kuli actually although having they said at the time it didn't apply they conceded that point three years later in the court of appeal nevertheless there seems to be rather a taste for it among the public in britain if you believe a recent survey that's just been published says nearly a third of u.k. citizens think that torch it can be justified maybe jailing more at certain times
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what do you think about that but i think i've been watching too much jack twenty four it's i mean i think one of the problems is that it's we've allowed things to get its britain that under international law under the un convention against torture is prohibited under domestic law and thirdly it doesn't work and it is morally degrades i have no truck with the till and i think we really need to educate the public in this particular to name the trouble is that the british state and got away with it for far too long is this case going to go anywhere now do you think there's a lot of alleged new evidence the i.c.c. has opened this preliminary investigation what's the future of this case or others before it ever fallen by the wayside least quite interesting your brief introduction spoke about. that that it was they applied in two thousand and six and it didn't meet the threshold but since two thousand and six the british government to settle two hundred cases of abuse at a cost to sixty billion pounds to say this is just
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a few bad apples and rather strange one set aside alongside those figures the the british. have conceded two hundred cases of the use and paid up sixteen billion to boot. that concluded of course in two thousand and eleven and the law is exhibit a the application of sound another four hundred instances not all of them will be genuine but a large proportion will be and the british government concedes it as a matter of law that at least two hundred work were bona fide day as well so i mean in terms of meeting a threshold is that ever higher by the day. picture you're painting therefore a serf being on the program for a left turn and colonel nicholas but you've had a career change now but we do appreciate your time thanks for going out international thank you. some other world news headlines turkish police have clashed with crowds angry at the death of at least two hundred forty five workers in choose days coal mine blast the story that security has fired
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at a town and to disperse a rally with people demanded the resignation of five mr read the one over this tragedy and rescue the desperately trying still for kate more than one hundred people still to come on accounted for that explosion was caused to think one aleck trickle for real disaster. french photojournalist has been killed in the central african republic a twenty six year old was found dead in a vehicle in the west of the country where christine militia are battling with fighters so far over seven thousand troops from france the e.u. and the african union a failed to quell sectarian tension to the left thousands of people dead twelve thousand un peacekeepers are also expected to be deployed in the country in september. india mangoes have turned sour for even lawmakers who've imposed an import ban on the fruit it's yet another of brussels rulings on food standards that have on many occasions left the media and public amused but as artie's polly boy correct explains it's no laughing matter for
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businesses which is suffering from the decisions of the bureaucrats. me just the list goes on desert. all kinds of things with the mind go britain consumes ninety one percent of the indian marry and those that come into the e.u. or rather consumed not only france to move north of they've been banned for i have to keep telling them i go through about ten thousand customers and see the first of may i've been telling all of them that it's been the e.u. has banned the import after fruit flies crept into shipments of the portuguese businesses selling the indian mangoes say that finding that customers favorite fruit is banal and it is because he's told me this is going to cost him around twelve million pounds and the issue is in areas of the united kingdom which are very diverse rather large populations of. the indian subcontinent mungo's tremendously popular like so very quickly they're used in the restaurant trade so it's really a big hit for businesses in certain sections of the u.k.
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the fruit flies found in the mine pose a risk to public health but they do pose a serious threat to e.u. salad crops tomatoes in particular. these tempi restrictions are important to protect the home grown solid crops from potential pests and diseases those affected by the burn say the e.u. has chosen to protect its senate instead of trade we have identified as australia new zealand japan have identified very safe treatments which would eliminate any risk of the you could have put that in place as a compulsory treatment it's not cheap expense to offer to the school system but it means that you can have a pretty fair trade if you just found the item you're not giving any kind of child in this store even as we film the customers ask about the indian mangoes and substitutes aren't on the menu this isn't the first contentious e.u.
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food ban last year process try to. burned olive oil from being poured into dipping bowls in restaurants which caused restauranteurs to revolt with fruit sellers up in arms say that this band m.p.'s are calling on the e.u. to reconsider and bring back the exotic fruit boyko r t london also took place for news twenty four seven if you're not buy a t.v. here after the break boom bust already looks of the financial damage caused by the conflict in ukraine.
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well i did do a search you didn't get all we'll get a new. roof . over there i'm aaron a this is the best and these are the stories that we're tracking for you today. first up walmart your friendly neighborhood retailer is in hot water yet again this time over the banks inside its stores which apparently are among america's top collectors of fees so what questionable practices are they going now we look into it coming right up then we have author publisher and fork out extraordinary mr gerald celente who live on the show he's sitting down with me to talk about the ongoing conflict in ukraine and the economic shock that it might have in europe and
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. market and in today's big deal edward harris and i are discussing the very very exclusive mile high club no it's not what you're thinking get your mind out of the gutter don't miss a moment to get to it. our lead story today is wal-mart now everyone knows that wal-mart is a low cost retailer but not everyone knows that customers banking within wal-mart do some of the most expensive banking in the country now wal-mart banking customers pay extraordinarily high fees a large chunk of which come from overdraft charges now a wall street journal analysis of federal filings found that the five banks with
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the most wal-mart branches ranked among the top ten u.s. banks in terms of fees as a percentage of deposits basically many wal-mart customers intentionally overdrawn their accounts take a would have forced national bank for example now on a three hundred dollar over drop withdrawal the bank would take the borrowed plus an additional thirty dollars fee and while that might be cheaper than a payday loan if the overdraft were actually calculated as a proper loan the annual percentage rate interest or a.p.r. would be over three hundred percent so yeah not cheap now what's interesting in all of this is that the banks operating within wal-mart actually seek out individuals who otherwise might never have access to banking they want folks with bad credit histories and they encourage overdrawing on accounts roughly seventy eight percent of would force these come from overdraft and bounced checks now there are programs that can help customers stay within their limits and avoid bouncing checks but it
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would forest employees often advise customers short on cash to take out. their entire overdraft allowance at one time in order to only be hit with a single overdraft fee now if that's what they call a program to help encourage customers to employ better banking practices it's a pretty terrible one and sadly for many chronic overdraft users fees are just the equivalent of a short term loan with ultra high interest rates but this practice traps customers in a cycle of debt and i understand that wal-mart is a low cost retailer and for that attract shoppers seeking lower costs however allowing banks to operate in their establishments that then prey on those very customers is just wrong actually worse than that it's bad business.
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conflict and instability can have reverberating effects throughout the economy that is why it's important to keep abreast of global politics in order to manage your risk and investments the ongoing conflict in ukraine can possibly lead to economic shocks that affect europe and the emerging markets and although it's not clear what will happen it's a good idea to keep an open mind to what might play out now here to walk us through these future scenarios at least some of them is gerald a celeb author trend forecaster extraordinary and publisher of the trends journal so gerald welcome to the show and first and foremost you know i want to ask you on this show i've described the conflict in the ukraine as warring we close to civil war essentially warningly is a guess the best word that we can use but how do you see the conflict there having developed and you second can it be one i'm sorry the first part of the question was how you see the conflict there having developed. oh having developed is very clear and by the way in our winter trends journal back in january we said
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it would devolve into a civil war it was the cover story it developed it's very clear if anyone takes that saw i'm so listen to these systems secretary of state victoria nuland on december thirteenth two thousand and thirteen at the national press club in washington d.c. sponsored by chevron and she's talking about how when the demonstrations first began there and how that the future of ukraine is with europe which is news of course of the people that are closely allied with russia and that the path set for them by the i.m.f. is the path for them to follow and then of course there are the infamous victoria nuland tapes and those of the american ambassador to ukraine geoffrey pyatt also talking about the overthrow of yannick ovitz and replacing him with quote yaps and of course that's yeah it's in europe now so it's very clear how this speed gap and tracking trends by the ways and understanding of where we are how we got here
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and where we're going and as we can see the where we're going the united states and europe which with the two major players in this because there was also the element within this of ukraine going with russia for their deal of seventeen billion dollars in loans rather than going to the european union which the deal was supposedly set for forth before that and i say they overplay their hand because they never anticipated on losing crimea so fast and i don't believe they anticipated the unrest going on now in the eastern sectors of ukraine that are of the russian origin and russian language so where it's going is this is a totally volatile situation that the united states nato has absolutely no control of of and. neither does the illegitimate government that was installed after the overthrow of yannick overage have have the power to suppress so this thing could
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spread it's out of control and unless it is controlled this could be the beginning of something that's much more horrific than anyone's anticipating carol what do you think the economic impact will be for ukraine the u.s. russia and the world for that matter well in ukraine i mean when you go back to this that was one of the major issues already ukraine was the economic mess to begin with and you know we're looking at a country by the way but that with the with the g.d.p. the size of what alabama you know and it's going to affect russia worse than the united states if the sanctions go in place and it's going to also hurt europe because there's a lot of trade going on most of the trade goes on between europe and the united states is miniscule excuse me ukraine and russia russia and the european union and not the united states and of course there's always the gas and oil issue so it's
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going to hurt that region the most and that this is very important at this time that there is no economic recovery you look what's going on in europe you look at the debt levels in private debt and public debt it's not as though these are boom times and anyone could afford worse times so they're playing with economic fire and they're playing with the fire of war geraldine you're an advocate for peace so how do we dial back the rhetoric can achieve a peaceful solution in ukraine given the geo strategic and economic objectives here . well it's again you know if i'm appearing colonial kingston new york it's the one of the building blocks of the american revolution the seven hundred seventy seven senate house is literally a stone's throw away everything that the founding fathers washington's farewell address no foreign entanglements franklin jefferson who are these people to say
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that we have to be involved in other countries business you look at the news today and the warnings are coming out from the u.k. the u.s. germany and france warning russia not to be involved war in ukraine who made this stuff up i mean look on the map you know i mean you're talking about between the united states and mexico and russia and ukraine and russia and mexico and the united states i mean there's no it's none of our business and i'm sick of these harvard princeton yale guys with bad attitudes and women that are telling me what we need to do as the we is of course the young kids that go fight and die and so what they're doing is they're over their heads these are the georgetown washington beltway people that think they have the strategies and the wherewith all to dictate what should go on in the world and all that they have there and don't
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listen to me look at the facts is a track record of major losses and defeats this situation in ukraine could be calmed down very quickly if the united states and russia and europe stay out of the way and let those people settle it themselves if they want to kill themselves that's their business it's not mine because guess what we've got a lot of problems over here that we can't fix i have to ask you general is this a new cold war. again i've been writing about this fee years yes it is cold war two point zero it's the neo con agenda where they're trying to deal with trying to keep weakening russia expand american who gemini and surrounded the united states only has three countries standing in its way of total germany it's china iran and russia and the neo con agenda is to weaken all three of
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them and when you look at china and you look at the united states you can see the difference in the countries the business of china is business the business of the united states has become war and the economy and society is suffering for it because the money that we're wasting abroad is really needed to rebuild america as we're in the quine now obviously the u.s. wants to project power but in your view what is the economic impact of u.s. foreign policy used to maintain global hegemony well your pick your because the puppet of the united states i mean you know what are they going to do they always fall in line go back to the afghan war your fellow in line it wasn't they who pushed for it go back to the iraq war you remember that coalition of the willing it
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was the united states that push that forward you remember those nonexistent weapons of mass destruction and ties to al-qaeda and then you go to libya it was the united states that initiated that along with france so again what you have is you have the united states as the main power and nato in europe really just doing the service work for the united states agenda. jared we have to take a quick break but please don't go anywhere and you don't go anywhere either out there in t.v. land because gerald celente is sticking around and when we return we're discussing the three d's deflation debt and default that in today's big deal had we're here at the nih or are looking at the ultimates and high flying luxury before we go here on a good summer was the numbers of the bell stick around.
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in the wake of referenda demanding self-determination ukraine as a sovereign state continues down the path of disintegration the western backed regime in kiev is adamant it will not talk to so-called terrorists meanwhile protesters in the east and south of ukraine are voting with their feet. among the people generally corrupt liberty came up long exist so it's time to blow the whistle and start a revolution before we're all slaves to the corrupt and the generally corrupt. dramas that try to be ignored. stories others refuse to notice. food since changing the world right now.
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to take your focus days you know. from around the globe. broke to. back now with more from general celebs and i want to pick up right where we left off and ask you gerald do you think we're likely to see secular and economic stagnation now i really don't know in the sense of the secular stagnant economy in the in the sense that you know they keep revising what it really means it used to mean low population growth and slow technological growth and then that was revised by larry summers to mean low g.d.p. yes the boom days of the united states are over you know we're in the six year of
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the great recession and the only people that have benefiting from all of the quantitative easing record low interest rates are the investors the private equity groups the hedge funds the venture capitalists the wall street players and the big banks so yes what you see now is what it is and you saw the retail numbers that came out today they were roaring high zero point one percent and they can't blame that one on the weather so what it is now it's in america a steady decline it's in front of everybody's eyes and no one wants to call it what it is and they of the midterm elections coming up how could i forget what that's going to change anything so you know it's going to continue want to downward spiral unless policy is changed now at delphi president richard fisher says rates will remain low in the u.s. as long as there's no chance of government measured consumer price inflation
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hitting two percent so what's your current thinking on the direction and effect of monetary policy in the u.s. . well these low inflation rates are historical nobody's ever done this before and they're hurting all of the people when i was a young man the used to be this very strange thing that they used to have encouraged people to do open up a savings account the bank and used to get more interest than the inflation rate that's gone so people that have if they have nowhere to put their money to save savings and the and this thing of keeping interest rates low as i said is only benefiting wall street and the equity markets and not only in the united states around the world where there's japan here or anywhere else so no this is a very destructive policy that is just dumping more cheap go into the system and not and not looking at the problem at all now in europe a lot of people are afraid that deflation could mean debt deflation default and
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depression i mean that's a lot of words to her and so what's your what's your take i'm not a believer of this deflation cycle i don't know what world we're living in but i mean i don't know about you but the world i live in gasoline prices keep going up zero energy prices up here in the lovely hudson valley it march in february in january they went up thirty eight forty fifty percent i don't know what world they're living in the food's getting a lot more expensive rent is almost nothing what are they talking about you know they're talking about it talking about rig numbers and anybody that watches the flay should numbers know that the numbers aren't reflecting the real world there's no deflationary cycle as i see it ok now there's a lot of talk about problems and bubbles popping up in the technology world with loss making companies like twitter and tesla soaring and then crashing pretty hard
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so is there a bubble and where is it. i see the bubble as well i believe there's a technology technological bubble it's different than the one back in the dot com days but it's very similar as well back then they didn't have anything to sell with they were making anything and markets were just going up if you take twitter for example that me how many you know who buys ads on twitter who sees them and then the hole in facebook is well it's not as though your ads are registering in your mind and in the whole online world for example susan ad comes on me and everybody knocks it off as quick as they can so i believe there is an it is overextended you're looking at the nasdaq take the nasdaq for example was a forty one hundred you know back in two thousand it was five thousand so when you would really put you can for inflation you're probably down about two thousand points so i don't see i see a bubble and i see it as
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a big problem child what about a new era technologies like decline are you bullish on because. you know that again reminds me of the days back when the dot com bubble it was something that i used to have trouble i'd watch these shows with a dre god sixteen year old kids with their parents and they talk about the wonderful you know new technology never made sense to me this doesn't make sense to me either there's something about it that's not right i mean if you can't trust to feel currency are you going to trust a digital one and we saw what happened with the with the great crash of the mound go a little while ago and that was the biggest trader of big coins so could happen at any time in any place having said that it's also been legitimized at some level by the yar rest saying that it can be used in retail but that means that if it's used in retail then you have to pay a tax on the profit of what you board for what you bought with it if there's
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a profit from it so and then the other problem with it aaron is that the whole world has is coming up with a different formula on how they're going to allow it to be traded in their country so i see it as something that's a bit shaky to me now given your views of what investments look most promising here present well. i would have to say that i was very i was polish on real estate for the last three years i boards i bought a property with a fifteen year locked in a two point eight five eight seven five you know but it can't keep interest rates low for ever so i think the real estate market is going to it's going to really soften up and we're seeing it already familiar the the major investment opportunities i'm still a buyer of gold by the way not right now a holder of gold not buying more yet but for me it's long term from my golden years and they're coming close. and like that the for me anything with food.
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water health this country by the way it's not obamacare that's going to be the problem it's i don't care this country has become the most obese country on the planet you're going to see major major problems and there's going to be movements for solutions so anything having to do with whole health ealing anything having to do with clean food organic anything having to do with water and anything having to do with micro farms all of that that's going to be a big future and and as i keep saying to me the biggest is going to be when they come out with a new alternative energy something beyond wind solar geothermal a biofuel that could be the big game changer and i believe the brain power is there it's just not the will for example what do we spend on the iraq and afghan war they
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totaling up now at about six trillion dollars you think if they put six if they put a trillion dollars it's developing a new alternative energy if they could split the atom during world war two you think we'd have one now and that would change not only the entire civilization on how we live in what we do it would also change geopolitics in a big way. because as i said go back to that national press club washington jory new and there she is right next to chevron attends billion dollar we go for crazy stuff and i agree with you on the no more trillions in foreign nations let's keep it at home but that was gerald celente publisher of the trends journal time now for today's big deal.
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big deal so i'm with my buddy and producer edward harris and now today we're taking a look at a very very elite a. mile high club or a mile club there you go. and see how there is announced a new luxury suite which puts most hotel rooms to shame and i mean shame check out some of these pictures coming up and they were designed as a way to challenge you a rival airline emirates yes it's a war of luxury between these two companies more specifically a war to attract a premium customers by offering a premium product so instead of simply reclining into a plush seat at the front of the airplane only customers will now be able to snuggle up in a bed surrounded by riches how premium is premium you might ask well those pictures and these coming up pretty much say it all there from the edge he had a cabin at residences on very urban eighty three eighty and boeing seven hundred seven now in these suites or residences prefers to call them to find
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a shower butler gourmet chef and concierge service and all that luxury don't come cheap in the residence premium cabin will set you back roughly forty three thousand dollars but bear in mind this price is too this is priced to include two travelers and i hear the food is just a list no i'm making that up and the residents will take to the skies in late december when i begins find it's a three eighty from u.a.e. to london so edward this is a pretty crazy but we've talked a lot about luxury. services recently specifically you know airlines kind of creating this this new method for. separating the rich from everyone else essentially and they're doing it through frequent flyer miles but do you say this is just a way for any how to generate buzz or do you think there is a market for this and growth there there is a market for it you know when we talk about marginal propensity to. really you know people who are in the luxury market they have so much extra money that they have a lot of money that they can actually spend on what we would consider frivolous
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types of things and this is an example some level you can say that it's not frivolous in the sense that if you're nineteen hours. what's the if you were going to be in a hotel you know that's what they call the residences what would you do you stay at a luxury hotel so basically it is. competing with hotels for luxury candidates and you know people have the money to spend i mean that's nicer than my first apartment for sure without question and you know there is something that vanity fair does this prostration at the end of every of every edition and it says you know what is your necessary extravagance and i think for a lot of people flight is the unnecessary extravagance you prefer to have something comfortable and plush there than you would on a no a bottle of champagne when you arrive is that the case for you would you say that i would definitely say that you know once you get. on the three or four hours in a plane. is mostly if you're six feet or above sitting there in those little seat
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and you're the vocal you know the lowest flight i've ever taken a sport i can just tell you. i was up and you know pacing because i was in this little sea also i would have paid extra. if i had the opportunity but of course how much extra and you pay some people can pay a lot more and that's why they have these services absolutely now i met before that there's this. luxury for going on and you know who is involved in this war that's the question how many players are in this war with a lot of players every single industry that you can think of is involved in this luxury war was an interesting thing i saw i think was from the wall street journal on the psychology of luxury you know people who want to move into the luxury class they have they did a psychology experiment in vancouver where they you know they had stroppy. customer service people at these luxury stores and what they found is that the people actually wanted to spend more at the store because of that because they want to
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show that they actually right along in the store is that it's a good active that the people like people who are rude to you and you know will make you buy more and i think that's disgusting and horrific but i mean it is you take on any of the popular girl like you it's mean girls all over again in luxury luxury terms but you know how much of a market share are these luxury. competitors battling over how much is there to see that's what we're talking about now is that you know the term loves we're starting to go down got it you know it's that you know you have the upper middle class that they're catering to those people in terms of luxury if you go into a store like. tiffany you know how many of the of those people are actually what you would consider true love as we buyers or are they aspirational luxury bars and i think that's really what luxury has is they felt that they can take the aspirational buy and then really bring it down to a bunch bigger segment of the market coaches does. as well i'm sorry i want to talk
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. in the wake of referenda demanding self-determination ukraine as a sovereign state continues down the path of disintegration the western backed regime in kiev is adamant it will not talk to so-called terrorists meanwhile protesters in the east and south of ukraine are voting with their feet. we think it will want to rethink there are no. rules and beaches. coconut palms gently swaying in the ocean breeze. and frank. why he has a deep dark little secret a secret the u.s. government would like you to know. we're all a breach. of the. well i didn't do a search you need to get all we owe the new.
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loan welcome to our g.'s newsroom i'm nice in our way tonight reports of u.s. mercenaries in ukraine are mounting look at the possibility of for profit contractors on the ground less syria is gearing up for presidential elections reason for optimism not really as the u.n. peace envoy gives out on the war torn country and passport control in russia could get out of hand a draft law is brewing that might see those who don't declare dual citizenship criminal your in the now.

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