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actually. c.n.n. is accused of blackmailing the person responsible for creating the president trump resting place threatening to reveal his identity if he does something similar again . to gas and water cannons violent clashes erupt in the homburg days before world leaders arrive in the german city for the g. twenty summit. the high court has held a hearing on whether to lift former u.k. prime minister tony blair as immunity from prosecution over the two thousand and three invasion of iraq. and russia and china are expected to present
a joint plan on resolving the situation in the north korea later today to a u.n. security council urgent meeting as the russian foreign minister warns against attempts to investigate regime change in the country. it's four o'clock here in moscow and you're watching altie international live from our studio with me. welcome to the program. our nations of black being leveled at c.n.n. after track down the person behind the donald trump wrestling to which the president tweeted a few days ago the channel is threatening to reveal his identity if he makes another video like the trump one here's the clip at the center of the controversy it's an edited video of scripted appearance at a wrestling match back in two thousand and seven the person who is attacked has
a c.n.n. logo for a head the channel has since accused the president of encouraging violence against reporters. so this guy makes a humorous little video and then it blows up someone edited it donald trump found it and posted it on his twitter feed it got millions of views hundreds of thousands of likes and many people had to love c.n.n. did not like being laughed at not one bit they launched a manhunt for the original creator of the video what they did is doc saying it is digging up private information on someone or something and then publishing it could be used for law enforcement for business extortion coercion harassment online shaming and vigilante justice the reaction has been furious even julian songes way did on the matter saying that potentially what c.n.n.
did may be a crime. a multi billion dollar t.v. network blackmailing a private citizen into not making funny videos about it is not journalism c.n.n. and c.n.n. succeeded they found the original creator and he has since apologized and promised never to make another video critical of c.n.n. channel says when they finally talk to him he sounded nervous as well he might c.n.n. is threatening to publish his identity for all the loonies in the world to know if he ever stops being sorry it's right there on their website c.n.n. reserves the right to publish his identity if he stops being sorry if anything changes isn't that the definition of blackmail the internet has reacted with few or one user on reddit is saying that holding private information under the
condition of his continued contrition is an ambiguous leap bullying of a private citizen by a major conglomerate if not blackmail. with two days to go before the g twenty summit begins in hamburg about same well leaders are going to get the warmest of welcomes the host cities being gulf to protests. police dispersing the crowd but only his batting why it happens and more to all things to change the anti-capitalist activists offices of the camp which protesters set up in one of the city's parks several arrests one night i tunes put on the power has been closely following the story. police everybody have been prepared for a large scale demonstrations and almost certainly violence over the coming days as protesters are right for the g. twenty but this one really caught
a lot of people by surprise and it seems to have come about through the sheer number of people that have turned up to protest against this g. twenty they were camping in the elbe a park in hamburg police decided that there was no way that was going to happen this tent city that was being set up there was dispersed by the police with some of the demonstrators arrested they fought back pepper spray was used police in full riot gear from the pictures we've seen going in there as well some quite ugly scenes very early on we've been told to expect serious demonstrations out these g. twenty this g. twenty summits we've seen fly is all around the capital here in berlin also around other cities and other nations i've seen say come to humbug on these dates be part of these demonstrations in the.
fact that's been also a lot of. this is i'm over the decision to actually place this g. twenty in the house the police operation though is well it's been called the biggest in recent german history and they have had some successes if you will call them not going into this but it also gives us a key is just how prepared and interested look into just how prepared the demonstrators are police have been showing off a haul of weapons that they've confiscated in the city of rostock that was supposed to be part of a cache that was going to be taken to hamburg they believe and used in the potential riots there it includes things like throwing knives baseball bats brass knuckles telescopic batons as well as precision catapults those are weapons that police have said could cause well really catastrophic injuries there very serious
weapons in the right hands we're going to be following all the way through here to try and see what happens as i say we are expecting violence we weren't expecting it so soon it does seem though that the protests against this g twenty four eclipse the political and diplomatic decisions that may be made during the summit. court has held a hearing on whether to lift players immunity from prosecution of the iraq war lords smith reports and the background to this is that last year a private criminal prosecution was brought against tony blair and it was blocked by judges because it was ruled that blair would have immunity against criminal prosecution so there was no point proceeding with it this case could see that immunity overturned it could see him face charges and in fact the charge that they want to level is one of aggression to the second aim of this case is to establish
whether aggression is in fact a crime under english law this attempt at private prosecution is based on the findings of last year's chilcot inquiry the report was published last year and it concluded that. the war at the time wasn't a last resort which of course it should be that the consequences of the invasion were severely underestimated and that post conflict planning in iraq was wholly inadequate despite all this though tony blair has been in public life off and on ever since then in fact earlier this year he announced that he would be making a comeback to politics because of break that now when he said that he faced the now familiar cries of war criminal but he remains actively on phase by those listen to this. iraq war and his responsibility for the crimes of the. regard him as someone who should step back into politics which reputation for being
a warmonger. they really should be reserved these war criminals the reaction to the war has kind of destroyed your preschooler. not for me it's not i mean people say that. with this immunity being lifted or of course the relatives of those who died in the iraq war and in fact the families of soldiers who were killed crowd funded one hundred fifty thousand pounds last year and they've used that money to have this chilcote report forensically examined to see whether there is grounds for prosecuting tony blair the hearing is over for now there's another week being allowed to fester admissions to be made if it's not dismissed it will then go up to the supreme court who will decide whether this crime of aggression is indeed a crime under english law but the families of those involved may yet get their day in court with tony blair. discuss the issue with former british ambassador all of
the miles on the science of coming onto the program here i suppose let's look at the responsibility issue. it does appear that people who are responsible for the ins. agent of iraq those who made the decisions they appear to be untouchable don't they. or do you think that's a statement gone too far. well you know i'm not a lawyer i don't expect to see legal proceeding will get anywhere i can't be sure my my guess is that it won't lead to a result i think tony criminal tony blair was a war criminal i said that in public before but i'm not convinced that taking him to court to court is the right way to deal with an issue like this we live in a parliamentary democracy i'd like to see it don't win politically it has been going on and on and on and there have been no decisions and this decision is still being reviewed so. what is the didn't lay one why is it dragging on.
well i suppose the lawyers are trying to make an new case for a new type of action a lot of money in it for them i don't begrudge the lawyers their money but i don't think they're going to produce a result i think the the end result will be that we'll have to say if tony blair was to be dealt with as he should be dealt with it would have to be by parliament and that means impeachment and that's not going to happen i'm afraid. thing is you know if we look at last year there were polls that u.k. soldiers they could face prosecution you've already said you know expecting anything positive or indeed negative to come out of this or anything at all but there were reports saying that u.k. soldiers could face prosecution over the iraq war yet for now. remain he retains his immunity all the double standards going wrong what the a full. what i think i told the court is trying to decide isn't it
i don't know whether he enjoys a beautiful note about why why the court is having to deal with this question but i tell you what. my expectation is very low i don't think it will be a result ok all of the miles former british ambassador thank you very much for your time to come on to the program thanks. we'll have more news for you coming right after this break.
you. just don't. get to. this day. i didn't. find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground. welcome back to the program russia's foreign minister has warned against attempts to bring about regime change in north korea in relation to a proposed u.n. security council resolution on the d.
nuclearization of the korean peninsula that's after south korea and u.s. forces fired missiles into the sea of japan in retaliation for a north korean test missile launch ati's kate partridge has more all of this press conference is to do with the escalation of the situation over the sea of japan so again after of pointed out as you said that the u.n. security council said there must be denuclearized nation of north korea but he was at pains to point out that this should not be a pretext for regime change in north korea by the west he also said that there shouldn't be a means of solving this particular conflict by use of force nor would it be acceptable if there to be any strangulation or suffocation of north korea by economic means either all those other negatives those are things that they didn't want to happen let's go towards a positive things are what change they do want to put forward russia and china have put together a pack of measures that they propose and they're going to put forward to the u.n. security council as a way of resolving this particular situation and also as we were seeing yesterday
the leaders of both countries they presented to the media their plan their initiative to help solve this particular situation the side suggest north korea voluntarily declares a moratorium on nuclear tests and missile launches and that the u.s. and south korea refrain from joint drills. well this joint action between the russian and chinese premiers came kind of in response to a tweet from u.s. president donald trump who urged china to take heavy action against north korea in what he called to do it once and for all while this follows on from a background from tuesday when pyongyang claimed they'd launched an intercontinental ballistic missile in syria which could reach the mainland of the united states but the russian foreign ministry said that it only troubled about five hundred fifty kilometers and fell harmlessly into the sea of japan and certainly no threat to russia in response though the u.s. arabs the south koreans decided to operate what they called joint military drills with easily deployable missiles to point you towards north korea in case of any
conflict well all of this now of course is an escalating situation and we're now waiting for the response of the u.n. security council following that proposal put forward by russia and china told to several analysts about how u.s. involvement has influence the north korean crisis. each. of us these issues are mostly. our response more. and more certainly. on the. ground. and this is why you are all annoyed. i think what the u.s. and south korea are doing is basically flexing their muscle to show we're not afraid of north korea we also have big bad weapons but what they're doing is is is answering fire with fire in a region that is a powder keg slightest miscalculation on the korean peninsula can trigger a conflict that basically mieris the entire region in
a protracted war that could have catastrophic consequences not only for the region but also for the global economy and that is not in anyone's interest. now my top story this hour american news network c.n.n. has been accused of blackmail after track down the person behind the donald trump wrestling clip the channel starting to reveal his identity if he makes another video like the trump one. well to discuss this we're joined by andrei more current new york observer columnist thanks andre for joining us here on the program. now c n n headline proudly reads how we found the user behind the clip why they did why did why do you think they deem this news worthy. well i mean it's a pretty difficult question isn't it and one that we're all struggling to answer i remember the original video of donald trump because i as a teenager was interested in american wrestling which is not the greatest sports in the world has to be said and i think it's quite amusing clip i understand fully why
somebody would want to doctorates in this why simply because donald trump is somebody who is taking on the media establishment in the united states of america and rightly so i think for far too long c.n.n. has been allowed to get away with being the clinton news network being an incredibly i say the republican party you know that the chickens are coming home to roost i think that's no bad thing but why on earth they are interested in attacking a twitter user just because you got retreated by donald trump who could only assume that actually this is an act of blackmail i guess it's free speech the season attack on social media and the season attack on a private citizen who just posted something that i personally think was quite amusing takedown physically literal and figurative takedown of c.n.n. it's a rather odd steppers name for a huge organization like say and then to take to issue this this threat of revealing the person's identity considering that lots of clips around on social
media i mean quote i'm quoting here his ugly behavior on social media it's quite harsh isn't it to do that why do you think they're making these threads. how acceptable is there a well actually c.n.n. . well i think c.n.n. are extremely upset about the fact that they've been called out for the amount of fake news and lies they put out across the years and you know they're not a new offender they've been causing trouble like this for a significant amount of time they've they attack consistently republican candidates they were you know absolutely determined to put hillary clinton into the white house despite her appalling track record on things i bengazi on things like fraud on things like taking money from foreign dictatorships i mean i remember the great example of when the clinton foundation was taking you know tens of millions of dollars a year from various nefarious regimes across the world and it was often said and i
think rightly so that that was in exchange for our access to hillary clinton when she was secretary of state now she denies it and c.n.n. has always tried to back her up and i think c.n.n. propelled us into a very dangerous situation where hillary clinton may well have become the president of the united states now of course what they're trying to do the ladies off pandora's box is open they're now trying to change things back to the way they used to be which of course will never happen but what the way they used to be was that major news outlets like c.n.n. could get away with lying i've been saying and cheating and fake news and it's not happening anymore. very interesting that the president himself we tweeted this was trying this posting of the video and presidential list some have referred to. well i remember donald trump the other choice he could be presidential do the job but he couldn't be both given the difficulties that he inherited in the situation
that he inherited really a foreign policy merits america really in chaos latent racial tensions clearly made worse by barack obama our situ a situation of political correctness that was started be a debate. run prince and select your property theft from countries like china you know when you are in that position i met my old boss steve bothered i emailed him the night before you know gratian i said good luck you're really going to need it because actually i think they inherited a terrible government really in disarray i had so i think i would agree with donald trump when he said that you could either be presidential or you could do the job i think it takes a body as aggressive as donald trump given the position we're in ok andrew walker really good to have your thoughts on this new year a new york observer columnist there finds their way into the program. in a controversial move canada is reportedly set to pay eight million dollars compensation and apologize to a convicted murderer who was tortured during his time in the guantanamo bay
detention camp back in two thousand and two was captured by the u.s. in afghanistan and detained for the alleged murder of an american soldier had it was transferred to guantanamo bay where he was held for more than a decade in twenty ten canada supreme court ruled that the man had been tortured during his detention later that year he pleaded guilty to the murder of the soldier he was transferred to canada in twenty twelve to serve the rest of his sentence but was released in twenty fifteen he claims he made his admission of guilt under duress we spoke to another background and guantanamo prisoner who led during his detention. i was held in the background detention facility facility in afghanistan when almost her was first brought into custody and i spent some time with him in bagram i heard his i had been shot out he was blind in one one eye he had huge exit wounds in his shoulder and just above his chest and he was of just turned fifteen he was just turned fifteen from being fourteen he was tortured in front of me he
was abused and screamed at and shouted at spat at and stripped naked and his his treatment was was was a war crime there's no the tried way to describe it the whole issue in the beginning had been the canadian government complicity in his torture it's of this book recorded video evidence that the government was physically present that sent members of ceases the intelligence services to go in interrogate him while he was a child while he was suffering from these horrific wounds and everybody who's in guantanamo soldiers guards and prisoners knew that this is not the way to treat a child since two thousand until almost eight hundred people have been held at guantanamo bay which despite a vile by barack obama that it closed it remains open today forty one people are still being held at the facility many of the inmates were detained without trial and tortured nine have reportedly died. however
former pentagon analyst michael really needs it rages to hand over cash to a convicted killer. the reality is he should not be compensated he did kill and americans and he worked with his father who was closely linked to al qaeda and osama bin laden is just lucky he was picked up and was still alive today and he should just move on and for the traduced government to prepare a liberal progressive government to come out and offer compensation as they did a few years ago to another canadian but it was similarly. i think is. over the top i think that the fact that the family of the soldier who was killed is going to the canadian court now to retrieve that money and to pay for that for their loss i think it's appropriate. and one of the both last resort
countries. when we see on television left wing the same advocates left wingers out there and they're shutting down professors from speaking at colleges so the shutting down colleges here that this is an example of them being interacting in an all for terry fowler tarion passé become little dictator yes and this is what links to the fact that as children they were completely shielded from any of the so-called dangers of life kept in a bubble and so when they become young adults anything that disrupts that bubble a loud sound you know a professor saying something it doesn't agree with them they go into shock they go into stuff like meltdown.
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