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a distressing video emerges online of what helmets rescue allegedly disposing of the bodies of beheaded syrian soldiers. also this hour an american professor received death threats over a facebook post prompting a campus lockdown and the latest example of racial tensions boiling over in the united states. and with fewer than one hundred days to go before she fights a general election. of all things german. and some of the u.s. intelligence based best minds get fired off. vending machines to steal snacks reported how a lot of junk food can ruin your career. thanks
so much for joining us here not international law from all. of you are welcome to the program. video online from syria showing a member of the what helmets rescue group allegedly decapitated bodies of executed syrian soldiers warning you may find the following video distressing a man could be seen wearing a t. shirt with the what helmets logo apparently moving the bodies into a skip the rescue group distanced itself from the video over its actions of spot control before somebody who has more. well since this graphic video was posted on twitter people online have been outraged by it and in fact i believe we can now show you the video a blurred version of it once again so it was reportedly filmed in the southern
syrian province of derogate and in this video we properly see a man wearing the t. shirt with that white helmets logo and he's apparently helping a group of people remove a number of bodies off of the truck and judging on the uniforms on these bodies well they're most likely either syrian soldiers or pro-government fighters and in fact at the end of the video what we see is this man with a white helmets t. shirt holding a syrian flag that was pulled out from the bodies but since this video has emerged while the white helmets has distanced themselves from this incident confirming that this man although he was a white helmets member but he's since been fired because he's violated the code of conduct of the group referring specifically to this video that was posted well they say the man was acting independently and not in the capacity as a white helmets member but despite the ongoing criticism on white helmets the western mainstream media has been praising the white helmets as heroes and film documented they were actually won an oscar earlier this year here's a sample to be nominated for a nobel peace prize one of the subject of a new documentary on netflix helmets also known as the syria's civil defense are
a group of volunteers who were the first to arrive at the scene of an airstrike when the bombs fall a small group of volunteers called the white house minutes run into smoldering rubble and rescue trapped victims. there. why. it's a holy move away from the probably a little bit more towards syria and what these mainstream media reports often omit is the fact that white helmets happen in queues before repeatedly of the elex tied to al nusra a terrorist group operating in syria and this latest video on twitter certainly is far from the only incident that the white house is has been criticized her.
feel . so as you can see this video really is just the latest in a string of constructor see surrounding the white helmet script i mean while the democratic and republican senators have condemned america's shooting down of a syrian jets on sunday. i think the military action that is being taken against syrian government assets is completely illegal i don't think there's any legal support for it that two thousand and one authorization said we can take actions against the perpetrators of the nine eleven attacks and nobody claims that syria was a perpetrator nobody claims that they are connected to it in fact they're battling against al-qaeda in syria so i think this is a completely unlawful use of power this is illegal war at this point then there's
the practical question the practical question is doing anything you want killing every perceived enemy in every perceived leader of chieftain of five people in some misbegotten village is it helping are we going to defeat an ideology by killing people of the government jet was downed by u.s. forces as it was carrying out an anti i saw for a show in the region washington's confirm the downing accusing the syrian government of targeting fighters from the syrian democratic forces and the massacres has rejected that issuing a statement accusing the u.s. led coalition of undermining efforts to fight terrorism. a racial tension in the u.s. has been aggravated again university professor from connecticut received death threats after a controversial facebook post and it cools for an end to what supremacy using an expletive laden version of the hash tag let them die on his post was meant as a comment on the shooting of a republican congressman last week now the storm of anger was so intense that the
closure authorities temporarily shut down the entire campus the professor fled the promises and has since issued a public apology the latest figures show that hate crime in america is skyrocketing and at least six big u.s. cities this type of crime clocked up a double digit increase last year caleb open looks at how the racial tension is dividing american society reports of hate crimes have been surging across us. yes headlines in recent months. the rise of racially motivated attacks has been a trend in the united states since the two thousand and sixteen presidential election new york city has seen a twenty four percent rise in hate crimes with twenty percent across the state cincinnati ohio has seen an increase of thirty eight percent while chicago has seen
twenty percent and all of this comes as both the press and politicians have reveled in the race when it comes to picking a president ninety percent of the black vote is ninety percent over what black vote trump has stood up in front of largely white audiences and described black communities in such insulting and ignorant terms i love the signs behind me blacks for trump i like those signs one thing he does know is how to get angry white men to vote for him president obama over the weekend delivering a roll ring and deeply personal appeal to black voters at times it seemed like the election was just all about race we heard about minorities who felt threatened by trial and angry white men who voted for him but if you look for such a narrative elsewhere you'd struggle france italy in the netherlands for example don't allow any collecting of statistics based on race or religion and it doesn't play any role in politics so are they right and america wrong we decided to ask
people's opinions on the street i think it's a great thing to get but statistics on what people think about in like the different countries that way you can know what type of palaces need to be developed i think they're stirring people up to put one against the other and i believe that . assuming someone's economic or social or political standings based on their race is definitely. wrong i think it it opens up a dialogue for people to start talking about what some of those issues might be. to have some data down allies so you should get collect statistics ethnic or religious affiliations has always been used as a kind of path to power in the united states in terms of politics public in the democratic party really capitalize on divisions of all sorts and they use this as a wedge to drive. whatever the arguments or whatever the political agenda is already a really actively looking for that wedge issue in order to somehow stick to really
to steer the public away from the really common issues which are affecting all aspects of society as with any controversy related to race it's quite apparent that americans don't see eye to eye. are seeing new york. now with fewer than one hundred days to go before the general election in germany chancellor angela merkel has described her country using words starting with lessons from a. in a past the a.b.c. her words. which mean states army and german. source sun which is made in germany plus muslims peace stands for part. e.u. and nato along with the german full mushroom hunting this is security for israel but also toy rel way people of a phone up whether people in butlins shadow definition of the country. merkel is set out
a list of words that the chancellor believes it to mice is german this so if you know your article of the german constitution from your care to him your order from your valise allayed then your props on the same page as angle of merkel but we came out onto the streets of berlin and right in front of the bundestag to ask people here what words they associate with germany if i say germany to you what are the five words you associate with germany the five. rushed. favorites it's me who did this on time. and. i also think perfect with germany for me to neighbors filmmaking didn't understand mrs merkel the parliament the chancellor rhee the motorway that's
also very good in germany still it's leash. pride order punctuality those are only three but those are the most important things we also asked them exactly what they thought of a glimmer cols least this is part of us there's of involved oh yeah there's broad it's not bad it's all the volunteer fire department is good freedom of the press sports clothes. broadband most it's ok but no cloudy whoops. we are proud nation but we don't identify ourselves with the german army the federal union democracy but we do identify ourselves with the rest of the words. ok in german army is ok sport for the handicapped ok tough questions are we ready to face them muslims are welcome as long as they except us the freedom of the press i am really one thousand percent for that matter what happened partners in the e.u.
and nato yes to a trains those are wonderful ultimately this is a list of what angle merkel thinks makes germany great and it comes out three months before there's an election here and which german voters will decide whether they want to keep her as their leader that angular merkel's determined to show that german values a thai did with her own people of belin. i inspired by the german chancellor's a b. c. of all things german we decided to come up with our own alphabet of all things merkel. among friends is not acceptable. i'm going to say thank you thank you for a good week or you know an intensive elaboration of. over
to greece and the war activists are protesting outside nato his office in the city of. these are the pictures you can see the demonstrators of the crying what they perceive as western militarism and imperialism rally was organized by a left leaning union movement with unions from all over greece and also may bring countries said to be taking part in the demonstration. after america's defense secretary admitted u.s. failings in afghanistan last week the pentagon seems to have been looking for someone to blame and it's found the perfect excuse when it's first report to congress since the election the pentagon named pakistan as the single greatest external factor hindering u.s. actions the report refers to what it calls support of afghan insurgents by the
pakistani government during sixteen years of its involvement in the country washington has given a range of reasons why it. wasn't going according to plan. iran is reportedly arming and funding the taleban corruption is a huge challenge and afghanistan that russia is now meddling in afghanistan it's very difficult to succeed on the battlefield when your enemy enjoys external support and safe haven we had the. overt legitimacy lent to the taliban by the russians the problem that the us has trying to carry out the occupation and subdue the population and i mean the real answer is the u.s. has to get out of afghanistan and they claim that they would have resolved everything and they would have won the war only it wasn't for pakistan or only or if it only wasn't for something else but they're always looking because they aren't able to succeed the. problem that they have in
a warrior has lasted longer than any other u.s. war in history almost sixteen years now is the fact that the people do not wish to accept the position now america's attempts to subtly have got a crisis have seen several surprising methods being used in the past we are not winning in afghanistan right now. good for. the plucking on a cruise to the shall see thank you. and a gun paid to six million dollars to mail a tire you can go because the a bomb in color now the pentagon doesn't even know where the goats are that might have been eat.
any justification for twenty million dollars and afghan firewood when my auditor's asked for documentation of we're basically told quote unquote we don't have the records we just spend the money. stay with us here on all things national four more news after this short break. that this is the time for the financial sation bubble to implode to collapse i don't think these banks have another fifteen trillion dollars to create the european central bank and the. bank of japan is a never ending fountain of free cash zero percent interest rate so this is a ways to go.
contractors were working for the cia developed a special payment method they steal thirty thousand more for vending machine junk food and were doing it for about six months until they got busted all in the scheme was quite elaborate going to eat the classified office of the inspector general report they unplug the machines from the net and use special blank prepaid cards to retrieve the snacks for free wow so a cia contractor who was annual salary ranges from about sixty thousand to one hundred sixty thousand dollars had the desire to go to such lengths putting their careers on the line all to eat free junk food at the office the social media couldn't resist.
and the funny thing here is once the perpetrators were caught gave their badges in and were taken to jail the department of justice was not hungry enough for justice and did not press charges perhaps feeling sympathy for starving staff you'll fasten giago r.t. . christian school in canada is worried about its freedom of religion after being told to stop teaching verses of the bible that could be deemed offensive the local authorities say passages in the bible that denigrate or vilify one's sexual orientation should not be. didn't close the school disagrees of course saying the ban would violate its constitutional rights bill towards
a stunning the ground the insisting that the potential defensive posture this should not be part of the curriculum we go differing reactions to the. point of the whole you know education system is to have discussions and to be able to say that this is this is text that is that is said here let's discuss it in a open forum i am a religious man who's who's muslim and when i hear things that boat people taking things away from from any type of holy text it does kind of bother me in a way but at the same time there's there's the talk about you know we want to teach our kids how to be inclusive and how to teach your kids to respect different types of races cultures sexualities to the school board used is the word offense they said you need to get rid of all offensive texts from the bible and stop teaching this and when it comes to that word it can be interpreted in any way i could be offended by the whole bible hence why some people in history burned the entire book
because they found the entire thing offensive instead of responding to censorship with more censorship we should respond with more free speech and we should be teaching things about inclusive as well as things about creationism and evolution just bring more education instead of trying to deny the opportunity to understand the sex of the children there is no way that we would be able to have these conversations if things were cut out or if we hid herself from things you're putting you know we want to put gay people back in the closet you also putting religion back in the closet as well there's absolutely nothing wrong with challenging these verses and questioning it in fact i find it quite interesting that speaking with the muslim gay man because that is a big question we're dealing with right now you have countries where they have imposed things like shari'a law a strict islamic law where gay people are thrown off right now and we need to talk about that we're not going to be able to do that without free speech on the issue on both gender issues and really. the reason mase response to the
recent terror attack in britain is widely thought to damage her performance in the general election he's gone underground speaks to. a terror expert about the security challenges now facing the u.k. here is some of what you have to say i don't think is the right way of combating it doesn't mean you don't need some policeman with weapons doesn't need you need some sort of surveillance but i think doing that all man says i see what you don't want it means that all of these various terrorists or various persuasions of one if we come that sort of society and i certainly don't want to live in a country like that one of the things i love about this country is that the most of the policemen don't carry weapons that is very unusual. the construction of one of the two turkish stream pipeline legs has ended. with the pipelines now being installed on the seabed the project aims to connect russia and
full force of the cold war the welding of the pipe that's a steering wheel if you like nothing like the regular ral device but people talk to the captain scuse me sir this is very as you give us a little bit of inside of was going to. pull the control system off the vessel prejudice here differently than to do that little mr big but we need to know what's going on at all the places that you see yeah. that's a position see where you are all physician exactly zero point zero meters how exclusive is this machine nothing discussing can be compared with the capacity and capability of the vessel. which was also defined by the people. over there you can see the pike how they were born before they are sent into the welding factory and right now i'm going to show you what happens to them after they come out of the pipes go right under the water and at one point they will get as
deep as you point to kilometers below sea level. natural gas delivery as efficient as it gets eighty three concerns well engineers claim pipelines like this cause harm to be avoided but let's hope we can count on them and on the technology that rock. up next on all the international it's boom bust for our viewers in the u.k. and ireland sputnik looks at the western media silence i was some of america's options in syria so you know.
the recent span between the gulf states has highlighted yet another middle eastern conflict while turkey is siding with katon iran against saudi arabia the long running tensions between the sunni's. into the open why did ankara jump into the fray instead of trying to pull the strings from a distance. kids . turned.
into. their own local stand on the songs that are equal in its own systems. and so many of those instances make the. lead and only i'm doing in the movie that to those of you know this and this is in the times i would. be told. you of the capacity to integrate. the refugees at the same time we cannot accept everybody that comes to or come from countries all countries have the control of their borders books come from so. as the rights to control borders.
i'm beyond machine need filling in for lindsay for a very very special edition of boom bust broadcasting around the world from washington d.c. today's episode is dedicated to the one year anniversary of rex it and our coverage includes the voter months after the election voter perceptions of threats that remain polarized learning how to move forward with negotiations the british economy where does the article to you leave the thousands of businesses that are based in the region and what financial burdens that they face and we have interviews with our chief correspondents around the world giving their input on this very critical moment in the u.k. studer sam by starts right now. it's
officially been one year since the united kingdom voted to leave european the. in union the highly anticipated that referendum the final result was a close fifty two to forty eight vote and u.k. citizens still remain divided on how they feel about it a recent poll shows less than half of the population thinks parliament should continue to negotiate their exit in the same manner meanwhile about a quarter of citizens on british prime minister theresa may to push for a soft sit and the rest want either a second referendum or to abandon the referendum entirely now that may has lost her majority in parliament following this month's snap election her plan for leaving is in question and if the queen's speech is any indication it seems like the government is preparing for a horrid brecht's it ultimately it's unclear which way it'll go in the end and even with the internal dysfunction the u.k. government is still moving forward with the.