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israel bombs government positions in syria calling it an act of retaliation after a stray round lands in the disputed golan heights we'll bring you up to speed on i mean to syria is the southern border facing strikes live in the north of the country america's allies in the region of fighting it out as well we take a look at how kurdish forces are divided in the fight against islamic state plus. what you think's going to happen this week to the rest of. the things that keep up with another scandal hit c.n.n. as a political commentator was caught on camera ridiculing the channel's russia coverage .
because of the twenty ninth of june eight am here in moscow very good morning from me kevin when you're watching r t international holidays going good verse let me bring up the speed of our top story this morning that israel has launched a missile strike against a syrian military post in the disputed golan heights they say it was in response to stray syrian fire landing in israeli territory is our middle east correspondent paula. while the israeli defense forces has confirmed to r.t.e. that it carried out a military strike in syria a strain of rounds landed in an open area in the northern part of the israeli occupied golan heights there are no reports of injuries the i.d.f. said the following in a statement in response to the project launched earlier from syria towards israel i.d.f. targeted the syrian military position that far the mortar this is yet another attack over recent days there has been an increase in such fire fighting in syria hitting
the golan heights in the past few days since saturday on each occasion israel has responded by targeting syrian army positions a few days. the israeli defense minister came that there is room for escalation in the region there are many prophets predicting a hot summer they say there will be a war but we have no intention of initiating a military act but we won't let anything pass whether it's just spillage or not everything will get a powerful brew spawn's the israeli army has acknowledged that these stray shells are unintentional and other byproduct of the fighting that is happening in syria as a result it certainly can be said that israel's actions are a violation of the sovereignty of another state journalist martin j. told us the situation in the golan heights demonstrates that the syrian conflict is still evolving tensions beginning to mount and what's happening in that particular part of southern syria right on the border with israel is that is that the israeli
prime minister is getting very nervous about something which wasn't supposed to happen which is that the source comes as we're not supposed to go as far down as the golan heights go hi it's a strategic strategically important in the war that's going on now or that the war is not reported them so much by international media which is that the war between assad regime assad's partners and the west so it's a political war which is which is evolving and that's why there's all this tension in that particular area but there's more of course while syria's southern border faces strikes me as well as northern borders being torn by fighting as well turkey's launched an artillery barrage against the kurdish militia in one of the many syrian hotspots the town of africa. right let's get a better handle on the map and let's bring in you can see the areas happening in
here we're bringing in close is where the fighting is happening to the kurdish forces is concentrated you can see the k. most of the battle is on territory claimed by the white p.g. fighters something that's strongly been disputed by the main time the u.s. considers both sides as allies in the fight against islamic state it's such a complicated picture daniel holkins the next looks at how the u.s. support for the rivals may actually lead to more instability in the region. he versus the kurds both of them u.s. allies and it's left washington walking a delicate tightrope between its two friends which happen to be you shall have sworn enemies. we should be using we should be looming that we do not need terrorist organizations like the p y d n y p g and the rock operation we could have a lot of great success over the next coming years a difficult balancing act to say the least but lately the scales seem to have
tipped to favor the kurdish side after all kurdish groups have been washington's weapon of choice in the fight against islamic state the us government to supply them with arms and even sent forces to support them we have already started to provide the weapons and equipment in the area nation to or syrian democratic forces both the syrian arizona syrian kurds so what happens to the kurds when i still on the brink of defeat is taken out of the equation will the us remain such a faithful friend probably not it turns out the weapons washington has given to its kurdish allies were actually just loaned out temporarily when the fighting is done the guns will have to be returned at least that's what was promised to turkey what we gave them were weapons for urban fighting basically and yes we will recover the gear when it's no longer needed by them now syrian kurds might dream of autonomy in their country but if they think they'll be granted this soon reward for being the most effective anti us all force on the ground they just need to look at the iraqi
kurds across the border this is how the us responded to very calls for independence we support a unified stable democratic and a federal iraq we understand and appreciate the legitimate aspirations of the people of iraqi kurdistan even leave it as an internal wracking matter but first and foremost we have to defeat isis if the kurds in syria were hoping to at least keep the territories they've liberated from islamic state. that's also not likely to happen judging by previous u.s. demands that those areas be returned to locals as soon as the fight is over we do have a commitment as we've spoken to before from kurdish leadership that those forces who stabilize the area well near the local population they will turn over areas to local population as long as the specter of syria kurdish fighters will spearhead the front line but six months down the road and it's anyone's guess. meantime russia's foreign minister has hit out at u.s.
allegations that the syrian government is planning a chemical attack. such claim coverage terrorists to use chemical weapons to conduct a false flag attack that would then be blamed on president assad but you go into that in more detail a bit later in the program. next though another undercover video has been released revealing attitudes of c.n.n. the news channel towards russia related stories this time one of the american news channels political commentators seems to struggle off. what do you think's going to happen this week with all russia. that's going to be really. the second video in as many days for investigative journalism group project veritas for the details about it. yet another leak related to c.n.n. from james o'keefe and project veritas that was van jones who briefly served in the obama administration and is now a commentator for c.n.n.
in the clip he says that the russia thing is a nothing burger now it's important to be clear here we don't exactly know what he's referring to about the russia thing could be the russian investigation could be the allegations about trump the context of the clip is not exactly clear this leak comes on just in the aftermath of another recent leaks from project veritas and jon bon a field an important producer for c.n.n. says the russia story is polite terms nonsense that was just recently released as well now we here at r.t. reached out to c.n.n. to ask for their comments on and they have not replied and it's important to know that these videos that are coming out are not without controversy james o'keefe is personally facing a million dollar lawsuit at the hands of a contractor he interviewed after he interviewed them posing as someone else and this was a contractor allegedly working with the democratic party so there's a lot of questions that still remain he seems c.n.n.
has been struggling to get a grip on his russia coverage of late with stuff seemingly quick to publish with solid evidence case in point of few days ago three journalists quit to c.n.n. retracted the story of an alleged senate investigation into links between a russian investment fund and confident of donald trump and in january c.n.n. broke a story claiming russia would compromise imposed president basically said in the don't see a written form a british spy it was later admitted that the dossier was flawed and filled with verified allegations the group behind the latest on the video says c n n is not the only. thing in hot water there. no one can argue that being judge is not a political commentator on c.n.n. to be on crossfire and. regular contributor he's been on after there's no argument that they in general just let it go we may not just see it in but we also need the washington post and a lot of other planets eat their words i want to make this very clear if you are in
the mainstream media in america end you are telling me you're defending people you're gate keeping stories you're keeping the public from going through your or our. russian media meantime has been singled out joining a senate hearing devoted to alleged russian meddling in the u.s. presidential election of course. sputnik made their effort to have a a an effect on the election so just the fact that maybe our t. in and. had a merited that was different in britain then maybe the main street press that would be a sign of russia trying to influence outcome would it not. watching across that herring up his leg chairs asking that in washington with more. nothing burger has becoming a very firm term in the political lexicon in the united states and another one has been served on the senate floor today despite all the scary sounding things like
rush and maddening in the elections worldwide and this whole two and a half hour session was dedicated to that talking not only about their past election where rush allegedly meddled but even the future ones while russia will definitely meddle and some of the wording of course on the floor was very tough russia's blatant interference in the united states twenty sixteen presidential elections was unprecedented in both scale and scope and many have said this is actually the crime of the century. if you think about it it is russia has interfered or an attempt to interfere in elections from france to the netherlands from the balkans to the baltics russian interference in european political space is strategic you have any doubt that russian interference is driven by himself no doubt about it mr. the same answer no doubt. no doubt.
so somehow without any shred of evidence they have linked the soul to putin himself nonetheless the list of countries as you've heard is very rare very wide those countries allegedly affected by the so-called russian meddling hacking and all those things those countries obviously included france and france was actually voiced on the senate floor today the only problem is that as we know they had of the french intelligence recently said that russians apparently had nothing to do with a parent hacking off across campaign the purpose to do look is not possible to say . they did so with the a criminal group it really can be anyone in the it's like it's still the simplicity of the technical part can make us think it's just a simple if you created it this person can be in any country with any kind of motivation so you know generally for us covering the story for a long time this is just another day in the office reverting back to accusations without presenting any proof and it seems like when anything goes wrong anywhere it's russia's fault or russia splay book to describe democracies across the world
and this was just another day on the sounded like this with no actual substance produced. nicely put american private investigator and author charles alltel summed up his thoughts on the allegations against russia but you have here is sadly is clear evidence of just how dysfunctional the american legislative branch of government is now of course to arrange these type of hearings they're done in advance this is long been schedule i doubt they planned to have these hearings just following what happened recently on c.n.n. you know we've now had multiple different people even james komi himself under oath multiple times has said that. no foreign power successfully meddled in effect of the election results in two thousand and sixteen and the general reaction that's coming out inside america is another fall ready with this russia which which now admittedly is a which so they come out of the break this thursday morning there's
corporations corporations run washington or washington controls the media the media control over the voters elected to businessman to run this country business equals power you must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. good morning from me kevin when so russia's foreign ministers slammed the u.s. allegations that the syrian government is planning a chemical attack he said washington's claim could encourage terrorists to use chemical weapons in a false flag attack that we then blamed on president assad so he made the remarks during a meeting with germany's foreign minister peter all of as more it was certainly very workman like there wasn't so many of the pleasantries that you usually find at these type of diplomatic talks very straight speaking from the russian foreign
minister in particular he said that russia would react to us provocations towards the syrian government we also encourage the united states not to look for a pretext in order to attack syrian government forces the overarching message was though that the words coming out of washington at the moment that a chemical attack would warrant a response from the united states well the message coming from russia is that could be playing directly into the hands of the extremists and terrorists. you should look at the u.s. experts and they say openly next use these claims by washington might prove occasions and shift the blame on so the syrian government. or want to stay the statement came out of washington that they said they knew that in u.s. intelligence circles that there was and that chemical attack being planned by assad
and that if that was carried out then there would be repercussions in the form of an attack from the united states well what that is prompted is journalists in america asking questions from washington and from the senior figures in the administration over where they got that information from and what evidence there was for it if there is evidence this shared with us at this detention. preparation for these chemical weapons is that was an absolutely right and nor would that be laid out because that would be considered an intelligence matter when you guys believe that it's in your interests you do what you say is evidence or proof of intelligence i'm not going to get it out with you but this is a very serious and grave matter a great deal coming from the state department spokesperson there but washington insists that it lay down again syria has perhaps stopped an attack now that comes
from james mattis the u.s. defense secretary he says that it's possible that an attack may not happen and that is as a result of the threat that the u.s. laid out so as it stands we haven't heard any evidence presented from the state department as you just heard there or from anywhere within the u.s. government we haven't had any proof that a chemical attack happened the previous time that the u.s. launched missile strikes against syria that attack in a blip we heard about this meeting in crescent our say that he wanted to see the u.n. chemical weapons watchdog allowed to carry out a full investigation on the ground there as he pointed out they haven't been allowed to do that as of yet. the united states u.n. ambassador has joined the pentagon chief in linking a lack of any recent chemical instance in syria to washington's threat of retaliation. i can tell you that i do to the president's actions we did not see and i would like to think that the president saved many n.s.a.
men women and children well they just get more and more comical really i don't think anybody who follows the situation seriously can take what making the heli is saying with any. with any credibility it's it's almost laughable that one day they claim to know that it's the syrians are preparing a chemical weapons attack and then the next day they say well what didn't happen it must have been because the president issued this threat it's really getting kind of silly be have mr madison and bassett or haley essentially claiming credit for the non occurrence of an event that was unlikely to have occurred in the first place it's very strange and it makes you wonder if this was all some kind of a big what we call a kabuki dance a big show in noise to make them look tough and effective maybe in advance of mr trump's meeting with mr putin at the g. twenty they have invited additional salmon attacks by the rebels and what they have essentially told the rebels is that any sour an attack that you can pull off or
make people believe happened will be blamed on the syrian government and the russians the rebels are losing the war and the best thing they can do if they can succeed it is to convince the americans to attack the syrian government military so they're creating an incentive for a false flag attack. the u.s. energy market will be the focus of a speech by president trump later thursday exports of natural gas oil and coal a vital for the domestic economy as well as boosting america's influence abroad although there are still hurdles. america has cities stool and a big piece of the global energy. push the president trumps administration is cooling energy dominance. present trump wants america to achieve energy dominance by utilizing our abundant resources. for good both here
and abroad but there's a catch the increasing global energy consumption stands at one percent currently most twice lower than the ten year average the us is looking to enter a highly competitive and oversupply market washington will need to shake up the existing energy superpower quite an ambitious plan and geographically speaking the u.s. is simply too far away from the major energy market which will make transportation cost so what about the old mantra of energy independence as washington steps up it's going to be seen good been abandoned energy dominance perhaps they're going to leave it in. i think the strategy of the u.s. is to continue to increase crude oil production refine it through increased capacity at our facility as along the gulf coast at the same time increasing our
use and production of renewable fuels solar and wind so that we can accommodate the increasing demand throughout the world a lot of the u.s. petroleum products that we're exploiting are going not only to central and south america but as well as africa and europe and that forces competition between the u.s. and other countries such as russia or the arabian gulf countries. makes this morning supposed to russian interference in neighboring finland is the focus of new need to research the claims that countries vulnerable to moscow's hybrid influence such is spreading this information or setting up front organizations it's a spy the airlines continue to conduct military drills near the russian border the .
they'll be other drills in the region to accept they're going to have a very different goal they're described as the first ever peace fall war games in that area thirty swedish and russian activists will take part in a two day exercise course aland seventeen this autumn the set for is that war is already underway in their plan the team's goal is to then try to deescalate that conflict check this out when we see that there is more and more tension between the countries there will be bigger pressure on all the all voices of these we have to be prepared if this is a lesion continues that means we are to be prepared when it becomes more difficult to speak up or be so what we are doing actually is that we are preparing voices of use to stand up for themselves and make sure that their voices are heard their reasons for the location of the timing of this event the island islands were demilitarized under an agreement between sweden and the russian empire
a century and a half ago today they're part of finland's territory as for the timing will sweden will be conducting its largest military exercise in twenty years at the same time as russia holds large scale drills of its of villains former ambassador to russia suspects the peace groups event is a moscow ploy to sway public opinion is what the organizer thinks of that claim. he wants to claim that we are something that we are not because he wants us he wants to show that we are agents of a foreign power like as soon as you stand up for peace people within your own country will say that you're a traitor. that you somehow work for the other side. chillies reached the final of a bull's confederations cup after beating portugal on penalties for england player stan collymore following the game in the russian city of cars at noon now after ninety minutes new mill after action so i wasn't the greatest football my stan collymore the will deserve the same but there were plenty of chances are really on
there were in the first five or ten minutes of play we thought go on and be a classic loss of hoff chances lots of crosses coming into the box just going why it says a kick volleys well saved so very much over the title of the ninety minutes it was hard chances rather than playing chances so i guess it was always going to head one why and that was penalties you have to give credit to quote you know bravo the manchester city goalkeeper is that a very very difficult year the first year at manchester city in the premier league and the and it wasn't a good one so we have got plenty of confidence from these three very good sides first from the first one from ricardo corrosion the second one from sherman seno the defensive midfielder and then the third one from luis nally an experienced international footballer calls himself a former manchester united player back in england and stan he said if you're taking penalty kicks you've got to put your best players at first he said this renowned it has to be taking the first of the second otherwise you might not get a kick in that's exactly what have set the standards you have your best players walking out first because they are the most experienced christian around our
schools penalties he scores goals for fun but i think he wanted the spotlight yourself and the stock he's a she's been there a little bit for a while now and santos is the coach he's got to accept some of the responsibility for that that's clearly a mistake the best player not even getting to take a spot a disappointment obviously for portugal fans but also perhaps for christina renowned of fans and world. chile they won it in the most dramatic fashion and i'm on to trying to he was down at the state of the khazan arena is saying goodbye to the col for the ration scalloped and it has become the lucky one for team chile but of course it is not only about luck it's about the skill it's about the support and i've already told you that there were more chilean fans here on wednesday and trust me you could really feel that inside that stadium and remember that these guys had to travel almost fifteen thousand kilometers to be here the chilling crowd kept saying let's go chill eat because tonight we're going to win and then bravo claudio
bravo three penalty saves in a row unbelievable and no chances left for portugal we heard from man of the match himself just before he got all the way back to the hotel i want to predict how we feel privileged to be here today i think one of the main principles of our teams to train hard to not to show off so that we can achieve the best results for a country and also to show a salute to our studio the teams because that's what sports is all about portugal's number one player if not the world's number one player chris channel rinaldo was so disappointed that he didn't even make a stop to talk to the journalists well you may imagine what kind of feelings he's going through right now and on thursday well we'll find out who will make it to the final to face chile that's going to be germany or mexico i'm kevin i would move for me in half an hour and always mortality don't come.
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