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morning the conflict in syria has taken a dangerous new with the israeli military bombing syrian government troops for the second time this many days. across the developments we're going to go where. this weekend didn't it what. the reasons are for this. morning well we had two straight days of bombing syrian government troops positions. says that this is in response to several projectiles landing in these really controlled golan heights now this could have been a result of a syrian army offensive. that's what israel is saying but really what they haven't done is provide any proof that this was really a result of that damascus says that. southwestern syria which we don't often hear about in the news currently battling the terrorists which is also known as the.
that organization now for that reason it is essentially impossible to determine where the shells came from because there was a serious battle going on there but what the masks is saying and what they're accusing israel of right now is essentially by this effectively providing cover for the terrorists. as far as the syrian military is concerned the facing on a number of fronts right now as well and the. well last week of course we saw the u.s. led coalition shooting down the syrian government military jets after that just a couple of days later then there was the shooting down of an unmanned drone which also belonged to the syrian pro-government forces now even before that on several occasions we've seen u.s. strikes targeting syrian government positions and essentially they pretty much got away with that in washington only heard criticism from russia syria and that ended there could that be sending
a signal to other players in the region possibly maybe with israel right now getting involved but in those instances something that was saying that. by doing this by carrying out all strikes against the syrian army you could be playing into the hands of terrorists and also just last week speaking of to pot on nusra that damascus claims to be in that area accused the u.s. for not targeting the terrorists. but. since the beginning of this crisis we have strongly felt that. contrast with so for whatever reason was not targeted by a u.s. partner we're holding talks with the americans i will be taking up the issue with rex tillerson once again in the near future. while you were saying that this conflict could be taken dangerous turn right here i understand what you're talking about. first of all because of these strikes by the website coalition right now
effectively there's no agreement between russia and the u.s. on how to coordinate their flights into syrian airspace we can see in this case now with israel getting involved this is getting more dangerous zone we'll see whether that will draw more reaction from the international it's a complicated things for responding. ok we got some more thought to where it's going to go for for me u.s. deployed jim chatteris he says the timing of the israeli strikes on the syrian military is suspicious. or the israelis to say that they will protect their border that's lead because the question what the status of the golan is the bigger question is this is there is there something more behind this then just the israelis responding to what they meant is an errant landing of syrian missiles on their side of the border and the anti-government forces in syria are on the road that the the basques government is making great gains that there has concerned
these terrorist forces by as we know saudi arabia qatar and these other countries with the silent backing of israel and of course the participation of the united states are in big trouble and are these really what that means is that they are quite clear about this that they don't want to see forces allied with iran on their border particularly hizbollah and i think that's the real concern that they're expressing through this action whether it will grow into something major i don't know meanwhile the u.s. government's agenda in syria is coming under increasing scrutiny on capitol hill democratic lawmakers. pushing a controversial bill through congress that would pressure washington to stop bombing syrian rebels but also visited syria on a front finding mission earlier this year out of a sofa drafts only talk to the support of fourteen the u.s. will make. we must stop this madness we must stop arming terrorists i'm introducing the stop arming terrorist act today to prohibit taxpayer dollars from being used to
support terrorists she caught up with the u.s. congresswoman a conference in new york. and many others are working hard to continue to build support for this legislation with the goal of getting it passed and ending this policy i think that there has been a concerted effort to both on the part of some in the media as well as many in politics and many in our foreign policy establishment who have been advocating for a continuance of these regime change wars really ignoring the fact of what has been the consequence of these wars in countries like iraq and libya and syria where each time we have these wars it has resulted in the strengthening of terrorist groups like al qaeda or the creation of isis and it has resulted in a tremendous amount of suffering and death from the people of these countries.
next morning c c n n's reportedly cracking down on how the channel covers russia related stories an internal e-mail from the executive editor of c.n.n. money star to get such material cleared by him all the networks blogs president first itself the channel was forced to retract one of its articles as emily sue explains what's the perfect formula for a c.n.n. headline story for trump in there at russia to the mix and top it off with bankers and money bad there's a scandal that would get everybody talking over the weekend sounds good until they realized they got it all wrong c.n.n. deleted the article just one day after it was published and posted an editor's note apologizing to trans campaign advisor anthony's car in which she who c.n.n. accused of meeting with demetrius who heads to russian direct investment fund or r d i. yes in the original article c.n.n. cited unnamed sources surprise surprise claim it as she and dimitri have discussed
a possible lifting of russia's sanctions in davos but after an r d i o f spokesperson pointed out the report's factual errors article was retracted a decision scaramucci approved in a tweet saying everybody makes mistakes and that he accepts cnn's apology but this is far from the only example of c.n.n. and mainstream media outlets jumping on the bandwagon of anti russia hysteria breaking news now c.n.n. has learned new information about that ongoing investigation into those allegations raised in the collection of memos created by a former british intelligence agency the report included unsubstantiated claims that russian intelligence compiled a dossier on mr trump during visits to moscow in january c.n.n. broke the news that russia had compromising personal information on trump based on this story here compiled by a former british spy which the channel never published in full but one must be decided to release the thirty five page document they committed it was flawed and
the flawed goes here obviously did not put a stop to their explosive headlines how about that time when c.n.n. you screengrab spoke with computing in their coverage of alleged russia hacking president elect just last night continued to dismiss those involved and the importance of the happy ending yet this is in fact a screen grab from the popular post apocalyptic roleplaying game for four where players are asked to hack computer terminals looks like this is what c.n.n. thinks russia has codes local like speaking of hacking remember when the washington post cited a named officials claiming russian hackers access from electrical grid except the disclaimer clarified there's no evidence of that whatsoever i don't cares nowadays all that's required to run an anti russia story is unconfirmed statements from unnamed sources but there's a good commentator john boston which told us the u.s. media is tied in with political power brokers. the mainstream media has brought
journalism today down to the lowest level in history there is nothing about this particular story that requires the keeping of the source secret so one doesn't even know if a source exists or whether the story was auto generated by c.n.n. the owners of the political leaders in the west the people who finance their campaigns and the owners of the major media like c.n.n. are one and the same so with the same owner the media and the politicians work together as a team and that's the real problem here it's not a question of professional standards it's a question of ownership by democratic forces. the new director of the cia has devoted a few minutes of his first interview to a familiar story accusations that russia meddled in the us presidential elections he believes it was part of
a decades long effort to undermine american democracy russia's always denied any interference can't talk about the details of the intelligence but we have the intelligence committee has said that this election was meddled with by the russians in a way that is frankly not particular original they've been doing this for an awfully long time and we are decades into the russians trying to undermine american democracy but even if the cia chief isn't tired of accusing the kremlin seems many americans are newly released polls suggest that more than half of the people surveyed would like to see congress and the media focus on other issues such as health care for example we go to expert opinion on the allegations against russia from joe mccarthy he created the first commercial antivirus software and worked for nasa he says the u.s. elections will most likely by a teen. i feel that russia has been seriously abused by america and certainly our american pop government and politicians over the false
accusations of russia tried to hack our election i know for a fact that russia did not hack the d.n.c. source absolutely not yet all of our politicians all of them are going crazy about us the russians tried to hack us they tried to control us we had a report from homeland security here in america that actually included the malware the software that was used for the hack well myself and hundreds of other researchers have looked at that and discovered that it's a very common piece of malware called p a s web shell it was it was collected from a website that only asked for donations and it was six versions old and even the newest version only sells for fifty dollars now i ask you please people do you believe that the russian government cannot afford to pay even
fifty dollars if they wanted to buy software that they would go to a donated site where you didn't have to pay anything it was some of it was some teenager a random teenager somewhere in the world that did this. six police officers have been injured in london after a protest against police brutality to violent full people were arrested in the unrest. the testers have stones of police they set rubbish bins a light the it was over the death of a twenty five year old man after a profit stole in london to demonstrate his claim he was brutally. we by police he died six days later in hospital marches carried banners reading black lives matter in the chanted slogans against racism in police ranks who police say there are
pressed against him. saying in the u.k. the rights of e.u. citizens living in britain are to be fully defined today it seems prime minister trees amaze you to present a much anticipated paper on the subject and some in europe already dissatisfied with what's on offer my first impression is that the u.k. so far is below expectations and says it's risks worsening the situation. but before when they go to ally steel for line by line well sort of paper and threats of walking away from the deal already coming from top breaks that negotiated david davies this started with suggestions that will be a punishment deal you know that we would have to do worse outside we don't believe will do work and i believe will in course we'll take a couple of years we'll do significantly better with the global markets but we cannot have a certain size for the other sizes are going to punish you so if that happens then
there's a walk away and we have to plan for that mr davis also reiterated his eagerness to establish beneficial economic agreements such as pre trade and customs treaties despite that there are some conditions still remain more uncertain than ever breaks its monkey issues which former european commission president jose manuel barroso has been discussing with seventy seven knots the full interview airs later this hour. breck's it is a important issue it was a problem for you was not happy with it but to be honest. britain great we did was always some kind of exceptional case in your opinion britain did not want to be a member of europe not want to be member of shingle there was what sometimes you called the british exceptionalism so it's true that it is a problem for us it seems like there is a wedge between the western history and because of the migrant quota situation and to us it also seems like work said in large part happen because of the my current situation jane not feel like the migrant situation you know right now of commission
is a real problem. first of all for the migrants and for the refugees that's a real tragedy. i mean let's put things in context when some of my colleagues in europe say that we have a good big problem i say look our problem is nothing compared with the problem of those people that are suffering and they are dying in the military the disease so we have to help these people so let's be straight as a problem for your own sheedy's it is an issue that we have to settle but by the way it's now better than two years ago how how do you perceive it and how do you see it while they use rich countries continuously have to bail out the poor no there are differences differences among the member states until now it was possible to. to find solutions sometimes very difficult to read lot of pain and sacrifice. but once again the more pessimists were wrong and the cynics were wrong i was
present of the commission when most people were telling me that the d.s. was going to leave. the market sentiment at that time from new york to london was greece is going to leave they were wrong reasons to remember and they believe it will remain i was just now in athens. so it was prostrate here moscow morning from a coming up the u.s. so christine a weighs in on the caps our crisis we're told about the a lot more after a short break them. local blogs selling you on the idea that dropping bombs brings police to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battles. for new socks for the tell you that gossip the tabloids by files reporters. tell you all enough by. all the hawks that we are
the one. with make this manufacture consent to public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. with the fine merry go round be the one percent. we can all middle of the room sick. again since his twenty six presidential campaign donald trump spin promising to bring the nation together i say it is time for us to come
together as one united people we may have our differences we are strongest when we are unified however the divisions appear to have deepened since last year's election pitting not only political opponents but even us states against each other and reports. liberal california is unhappy with some of its conservative sister states it's ban state sponsored travel to texas alabama south dakota and kentucky with north carolina mississippi kansas and tennessee already on the list these sanctions of sorts are bringing up some interesting historical memory. california says that it's taking this action in response to what it says is discrimination against lesbian gay bisexual and transgender people each of those states in the recent weeks have been acted legislation that may deprive some of the
individuals of those states and individuals who visit those states of their constitutional rights there are consequences to discrimination restricting state sponsored travel is a consequence i think they're just trying to cause infighting in the u.s. i think the all to make goal of liberals in some kind of civil war and that's where that's their goal at least for the lone star state is fighting back texas to long with twelve other states is threatening to sue california for its climate change initiative which discloses companies investments in fossil fuels now the governor of california has announced that he's ready to fight against the republicans in d.c. . and other states and other provinces throughout the world will step up there's already been talk of a calyx or this liberal state behemoth breaking away from the rest of the country seem to be escalating right now in a war of words between the conservative forces in california california is more to the left of the trowbridge and. so right now california is one of the more
progressive states in this country and not to be outdone a few texans are now raising the idea of secession and raising the lone star flag once again we are advocating for texas leaving the union we've been doing this now for well over a day and we've you know in this last legislative session we came closer and. we've never come before there are going to be states that are going to be leaving the union and it's going to happen sooner rather than later if you pay attention to american politics it's pretty clear that folks don't see eye to eye but are we really getting back to civil war levels where we all can't be one country some folks certainly thinks so and the gap between the liberal and conservative states is only getting bigger. new york. divided.
democrats. one of the reasons that we're. very divided. next monday morning america's top diplomat says that will find it difficult to meet the sweeping thirteen point has been issued by a saudi led group of arab nations breaking ties with the rat and closing the al-jazeera news channels are among with demands in order to lift a punitive blockade when u.s. secretary rex tillerson says qatar is carefully reviewing and considering the request anyway the arab states also one of the close a military base operated by turkey which is inferior to that country's leader president hu and says the ultimatum goes against international law is our middle east correspondent pulled his sleeve. well turkey's president at the one has
slammed a list of demands that was made by saudi arabia and three other countries on qatar to end its sudden isolation and those demands must be met if qatar wants to find itself back on good terms one of the measures on the list directly concerns to as qatar has been told to end and has military presence in the country now president has called this decision and attack against a sovereign states rights take a listen. we see the attitude regarding the thirteen articles in contradiction with international law because that cannot be such an attack on the rights of a certain state over its agreements with other states that is here we see an attack against the states. despite the fact there was no feedback demanding that you withdraw six soldiers also disrespectful to turkey so we're supposed to seek permission when we make different school operationally grievance with any country sorry turkey can be cute moved around for an attitude demanding that tell you to
draw these soldiers from the disrespect towards the other demands include the severing of all diplomatic ties with iran compensation payments for deaths and other losses caused by qatari policies and also putting the plug on the al jazeera news network international reaction to these demands has been mixed particularly from washington here you have president trump indorsing the decision to ostracize qatar saying that the state must stop funding terrorism the time it come to car. or deter our did spawning. they have to end their fund. and its extremist. ideology in terms of funding and yet the state department's questioned the motives as to whether it's to help tackle terror or settle long term grievances now that it's been more than two weeks since the embargo started we are mystified that the gulf states have not released to the
public nor to the qataris the details about the claims that they are making toward qatar the more the time goes by the more doubt is raised about the actions taken by saudi arabia and the u.a.e. at this point we are left with one simple question were the actions really about their concerns regarding cutter's alleged support for terrorism or they about the long simmering grievances between and among the g.c.c. countries qatar has not been given long to think about its response a seven day deadline to carry out the demands has been set so where is it going to go a former us to the u.s. told us the demands are unreasonable that the cuts across this may indeed take it to him for the worst. look it's a big big list of demands. but rather refer to it as an alternate on. the toilet. while
u.s. secretary of state said ten or sudden. that these amounts should be reasonable and actionable the reasonable not actionable so we are looking at this situation a crisis the big get even worse. stories twenty four seven a cause thanks for being with us this morning about the next live update thirty four minutes from now the big names told to us next talking breaks it security in europe a good crisis and a lot more to sophie shevardnadze goes head to head with the former european commission president just. in case you're new to the game this is how. the economy is built around quote. from washington to washington to meet. the. voters
or very little. girl is the dog or the one school the people you're living your. welcome to sophie and komi sophie shevardnadze and like much of the world the e.u. is going through turbulent times massive immigration. security threats rocking the very foundation of the union while the link with the common challenges bring the e.u. closer together or ultimately tear it apart. and we're here add to your reign him media for us to not to discuss this and much more with the former commission
president. bush and the rise of euro skepticism scaring european politicians into promises of reform while the job. it's our new relations with the west is making brussels think about a tighter union in europe but with so many different voices inside the bloc really biggest single directions will forward it how will the powerhouses of the union bring the newer member states in line with the powerful stronger integration lead the e.u. to new horizons or the complete breakup. plus one hundred virus so it's really great to have you on our show today welcome to pleasure so that. when what's going on in european union right now i met quite a lot of european politicians officials and most of them are saying that maybe there is a little too much integration and maybe there is a bit of effect amongst the people about the integration so in your opinion if the .